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Ben Koehler

Bernard James Koehler

Positions: Centerfielder, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 26, 1877 in Schoerndorn, Germany (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1905 (Age 28)
Rookie Status: Lost 1905 [*]
Team: Browns 1905-1906

Final Game: October 7, 1906 (Age 29)
Died: May 21, 1961 in South Bend, IN
Buried: Highland Cemetery, South Bend, IN
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Standard Batting

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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 28 SLB AL 142 585 536 55 127 14 6 2 47 22 32 82 .237 .285 .297 .582 88 159 4 13 *O3/4
1906 29 SLB AL 66 219 186 27 41 1 1 0 15 9 24 29 .220 .322 .237 .559 80 44 4 5 O/456
2 Yrs 208 804 722 82 168 15 7 2 62 31 56 111 .233 .295 .281 .576 86 203 8 18
162 Game Avg. 162 626 562 64 131 12 5 2 48 24 44 86 .233 .295 .281 .576 86 158 6 14

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 28 SLB AL 142 585 -7 -0 0 0 -4 -10 -1.4 21 10 1.0 .491 .492 1.0 -0.5 10 *O3/4
1906 29 SLB AL 66 219 -3 -0 0 -3 -2 -8 -1.0 8 -0 -0.1 .485 .494 0.2 -0.6 3 O/456
2 Seasons 208 804 -10 -1 0 -3 -5 -19 -2.3 29 10 0.9 .489 .493 1.2 -1.0 13

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 SLB AL 28 OF 124 259 227 24 8 11 .969 2.02 .953 1.86 0-124-0
1905 SLB AL 28 1B 12 117 111 5 1 6 .991 9.67 .982 10.78
1905 SLB AL 28 2B 6 22 9 12 1 1 .955 3.50 .952 5.00
1906 SLB AL 29 OF 52 93 81 8 4 4 .957 1.71 .963 1.89 1-34-17
1906 SLB AL 29 2B 7 30 12 15 3 3 .900 3.86 .954 5.31
1906 SLB AL 29 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .920 3.20
1906 SLB AL 29 SS 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .934 5.60
2 Seasons OF 176 352 308 32 12 15 .966 1.93 .956 1.87 1-158-17
2 Seasons 2B 13 52 21 27 4 4 .923 3.69 .953 5.17
1 Season 1B 12 117 111 5 1 6 .991 9.67 .982 10.78
1 Season 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .920 3.20
1 Season SS 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .934 5.60
2 Seasons TOT 203 528 442 68 18 25 .966 2.51 .961 2.63 1-158-17
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1905 AL  82 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1905 AL  24 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1905 AL  11 (1st)

             

Transactions

  • September 1, 1904: Drafted by the St. Louis Browns from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1904 rule 5 draft.
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Name and misspellings: Bernard Ben benji James Koehler

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