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Otto Knabe

Franz Otto Knabe (Dutch)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 12, 1884 in Carrick, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: October 3, 1905 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Terrapins/Cubs/Pirates 1905-1916

Final Game: September 25, 1916 (Age 32)
Died: May 17, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1905 21 PIT NL 3 13 10 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 .300 .462 .400 .862 155 4 0 0 /5
1907 23 PHI NL 129 541 444 67 113 16 9 1 34 18 52 48 .255 .339 .338 .677 114 150 5 40 *4/O
1908 24 PHI NL 151 653 555 63 121 26 8 0 27 27 49 46 .218 .290 .294 .583 84 163 7 42 *4
1909 25 PHI NL 113 469 402 40 94 13 3 0 34 9 35 39 .234 .308 .281 .589 83 113 8 24 *4/O
1910 26 PHI NL 137 597 510 73 133 18 6 1 44 15 47 42 .261 .327 .325 .652 88 166 3 37 *4
1911 27 PHI NL 142 643 528 99 125 15 6 1 42 23 94 35 .237 .352 .294 .646 81 155 0 21 *4 MVP-22
1912 28 PHI NL 126 494 426 56 120 11 4 0 46 16 55 20 .282 .366 .326 .693 86 139 2 11 *4 MVP-11
1913 29 PHI NL 148 660 571 70 150 25 7 2 53 14 18 45 26 .263 .320 .342 .661 86 195 3 41 *4 MVP-19
1914 30 BAL FL 147 547 469 45 106 26 2 2 42 10 53 28 .226 .307 .303 .610 72 142 2 27 *4
1915 31 BAL FL 103 373 320 38 81 16 2 1 25 7 37 16 .253 .334 .325 .659 91 104 2 13 4/O9
1916 32 TOT NL 79 262 234 21 57 11 1 0 16 4 15 24 .244 .300 .299 .600 80 70 4 9 4/5O96
1916 32 PIT NL 28 103 89 4 17 3 1 0 9 1 6 6 .191 .258 .247 .505 55 22 2 6 4
1916 32 CHC NL 51 159 145 17 40 8 0 0 7 3 9 18 .276 .327 .331 .658 94 48 2 3 4/5O96
11 Yrs 1278 5252 4469 572 1103 178 48 8 365 143 18 485 326 .247 .325 .313 .639 86 1401 36 265
162 Game Avg. 162 666 566 73 140 23 6 1 46 18 61 41 .247 .325 .313 .639 86 178 5 34
PHI (7 yrs) 946 4057 3436 468 856 124 43 5 280 122 18 377 256 .249 .328 .315 .643 88 1081 28 216
PIT (2 yrs) 31 116 99 4 20 4 1 0 11 1 9 8 .202 .282 .263 .544 67 26 2 6
BAL (2 yrs) 250 920 789 83 187 42 4 3 67 17 90 44 .237 .318 .312 .630 80 246 4 40
CHC (1 yr) 51 159 145 17 40 8 0 0 7 3 9 18 .276 .327 .331 .658 94 48 2 3
NL (9 yrs) 1028 4332 3680 489 916 136 44 5 298 126 18 395 282 .249 .327 .314 .641 88 1155 32 225
FL (2 yrs) 250 920 789 83 187 42 4 3 67 17 90 44 .237 .318 .312 .630 80 246 4 40

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1905 21 PIT NL 3 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.2 .534 .501 0.2 0.0 1 /5
1907 23 PHI NL 129 541 8 -1 0 4 -0 11 1.3 17 28 3.1 .511 .508 2.8 0.4 24 $2,600 *4/O
1908 24 PHI NL 151 653 -9 1 0 9 0 1 0.1 20 21 2.2 .501 .501 1.1 1.2 12 $2,600 *4
1909 25 PHI NL 113 469 -7 -1 0 -1 0 -9 -1.0 15 7 0.6 .491 .494 0.6 -0.1 8 $2,600 *4/O
1910 26 PHI NL 137 597 -7 -1 0 3 0 -6 -0.6 18 12 1.1 .495 .496 0.8 0.4 9 $2,600 *4
1911 27 PHI NL 142 643 -8 -2 0 6 0 -4 -0.6 19 15 1.4 .497 .498 0.9 0.6 9 $3,300 *4 MVP-22
1912 28 PHI NL 126 494 -5 -1 0 0 0 -6 -0.7 15 9 0.8 .495 .496 0.9 -0.0 9 $3,000 *4 MVP-11
1913 29 PHI NL 148 660 -9 -2 0 7 0 -4 -0.4 19 15 1.5 .497 .497 0.7 0.8 8 $3,500 *4 MVP-19
1914 30 BAL FL 147 547 -14 -1 0 -7 0 -22 -2.3 9 -13 -1.5 .483 .485 -0.9 -0.6 -6 $10,000 *4
1915 31 BAL FL 103 373 -2 -1 0 -3 0 -6 -0.6 6 1 -0.1 .494 .496 0.2 -0.3 4 $10,000 4/O9
1916 32 PIT NL 28 103 -4 -0 0 0 0 -4 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .481 .497 -0.2 0.0 -1 4
1916 32 CHC NL 51 159 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.4 0.0 4 4/5O96
11 Seasons 1278 5252 -58 -9 0 18 0 -49 -5.5 147 99 9.5 .496 .497 7.4 2.4 81 $40,200
PHI (7 yrs) 946 4057 -37 -7 0 28 0 -17 -2.0 124 107 10.7 .498 .499 7.8 3.3 79 $20,200
PIT (2 yrs) 31 116 -3 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.4 4 0 -0.0 .486 .497 -0.1 0.0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 250 920 -16 -1 0 -10 0 -28 -2.9 15 -12 -1.6 .488 .489 -0.7 -0.9 -2 $20,000
CHC (1 yr) 51 159 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.4 0.0 4

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1905 PIT NL 21 3B 3 14 2 9 3 1 .786 3.67 .921 3.20
1907 PHI NL 23 2B 121 655 293 336 26 53 .960 5.20 .952 5.23
1907 PHI NL 23 OF 5 10 8 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .960 1.98 1-0-3
1908 PHI NL 24 2B 151 840 344 470 26 42 .969 5.39 .954 5.13
1909 PHI NL 25 2B 110 585 237 312 36 38 .938 4.99 .938 4.87
1909 PHI NL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 1-0-0
1910 PHI NL 26 2B 136 801 383 381 37 72 .954 5.62 .952 5.23
1911 PHI NL 27 2B 142 760 310 412 38 54 .950 5.08 .952 5.21 MVP-22
1912 PHI NL 28 2B 123 630 258 342 30 45 .952 4.88 .955 5.33 MVP-11
1913 PHI NL 29 2B 148 810 311 466 33 58 .959 5.25 .955 5.27 MVP-19
1914 BAL FL 30 2B 144 142 131 709 289 389 31 49 .956 4.71 .951 5.17
1915 BAL FL 31 2B 94 92 79 479 203 264 12 52 .975 4.97 .951 5.07
1915 BAL FL 31 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1915 BAL FL 31 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.70
1916 TOT NL 32 2B 70 64 59 344 115 211 18 20 .948 4.66 .951 5.12
1916 PIT NL 32 2B 28 28 24 131 43 83 5 3 .962 4.50 .951 5.12
1916 CHC NL 32 2B 42 36 35 213 72 128 13 17 .939 4.76 .951 5.12
1916 CHC NL 32 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1916 CHC NL 32 OF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.20
1916 CHC NL 32 RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 1.80
1916 CHC NL 32 SS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 5.50
10 Seasons 2B 1239 298 269 6613 2743 3583 287 483 .957 5.11 .951 5.17
4 Seasons OF 8 0 0 12 10 2 0 1 1.000 1.50 .961 2.04 2-0-5
2 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 14 2 9 3 1 .786 2.75 .921 3.20
2 Seasons (incomplete) RF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 1.75
1 Season SS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 5.50
11 Seasons TOT 1252 298 269 6640 2755 3595 290 485 .956 5.07 .951 5.15 2-0-5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1939 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (22, 3%)
1912 NL (11, 16%)
1913 NL (19, 6%)
0.25 Career Shares (685th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1908 NL  1.2 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1908 NL  555 (10th)
1913 NL  571 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1908 NL  653 (4th)
1913 NL  660 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1911 NL  99 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1908 NL  26 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1911 NL  94 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1909 NL  8 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1907 NL  40 (1st)
1908 NL  42 (1st)
1910 NL  37 (1st)
1913 NL  41 (1st)
1914 FL  27 (3rd)
Career  265 (28th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1912 NL  21.3 (7th)
1913 NL  22.0 (4th)
1914 FL  16.8 (6th)
1915 FL  20.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1908 NL  476 (1st)
1913 NL  480 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1908 NL  470 (4th)
1911 NL  412 (5th)
1913 NL  466 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1907 NL  121 (5th)
1908 NL  151 (1st)
1909 NL  110 (5th)
1910 NL  136 (5th)
1911 NL  142 (2nd)
1912 NL  123 (5th)
1913 NL  148 (1st)
1914 FL  144 (3rd)
Career  1,239 (75th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1908 NL  344 (1st)
1910 NL  383 (2nd)
1911 NL  310 (3rd)
1913 NL  311 (3rd)
1914 FL  289 (5th)
Career  2,743 (72nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1908 NL  470 (1st)
1909 NL  312 (5th)
1910 NL  381 (5th)
1911 NL  412 (3rd)
1912 NL  342 (5th)
1913 NL  466 (1st)
1914 FL  389 (3rd)
Career  3,583 (72nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1908 NL  26 (3rd)
1909 NL  36 (4th)
1910 NL  37 (3rd)
1911 NL  38 (3rd)
1912 NL  30 (5th)
1913 NL  33 (3rd)
1914 FL  31 (4th)
Career  287 (37th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1907 NL  53 (4th)
1908 NL  42 (3rd)
1909 NL  38 (4th)
1910 NL  72 (2nd)
1913 NL  58 (3rd)
1914 FL  49 (4th)
1915 FL  52 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1907 NL  5.20 (4th)
1908 NL  5.39 (2nd)
1909 NL  4.99 (3rd)
1910 NL  5.62 (2nd)
1913 NL  5.25 (5th)
1915 FL  4.97 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1907 NL  .960 (4th)
1908 NL  .969 (2nd)
1909 NL  .938 (5th)
1910 NL  .954 (4th)
1911 NL  .950 (3rd)
1912 NL  .952 (5th)
1913 NL  .959 (4th)
1914 FL  .956 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1905 NL  born 1884-06-12 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1515), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1223), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (187th), 9.5 career WAR/10.8 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
190723Philadelphia Phillies$2,600Affidavit in FL case
190824Philadelphia Phillies$2,600Affidavit in FL case
190925Philadelphia Phillies$2,600Affidavit in FL case
191026Philadelphia Phillies$2,600Affidavit in FL case
191127Philadelphia Phillies$3,300Affidavit in FL case
191228Philadelphia Phillies$3,000Affidavit in FL case
191329Philadelphia Phillies$3,500Affidavit in FL case
191430Baltimore Terrapins$10,0001/10/14 SLPlayer-manager
191531Baltimore Terrapins$10,0001/10/14 SLPlayer-manager
Career to date (may be incomplete)$40,200
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Franz Dutch Otto Knabe

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