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Mike Kreevich

Michael Andreas Kreevich

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: June 10, 1908 in Mount Olive, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1931 (Age 23.089)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/Athletics/Senators/Cubs 1931-1945

Final Game: September 23, 1945 (Age 37.105)
Died: April 25, 1994 in Pana, IL
Buried: Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1076. Kal Daniels… #1077. Chief Wilson… #1078. Darryl Hamilton… #1079. MIKE KREEVICH… #1080. Cristian Guzman… #1081. Hughie Critz… #1082. Solly Hofman… 

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
1931 23 CHC NL 5 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 2 0 0 /O987
1935 27 CHW AL 6 24 23 3 10 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 .435 .458 .522 .980 151 12 0 0 /5
1936 28 CHW AL 137 628 550 99 169 32 11 5 69 10 5 61 46 .307 .378 .433 .811 97 238 2 15 *O897
1937 29 CHW AL 144 642 583 94 176 29 16 12 73 10 1 43 45 .302 .350 .468 .818 104 273 0 16 *8O/79 MVP-10
1938 ★ 30 CHW AL 129 551 489 73 145 26 12 6 73 13 5 55 23 .297 .371 .436 .807 99 213 3 4 *8O/9 AS
1939 31 CHW AL 145 622 541 85 175 30 8 5 77 23 10 59 40 .323 .390 .436 .826 108 236 14 0 22 *8O/5 MVP-10
1940 32 CHW AL 144 637 582 86 154 27 10 8 55 15 7 34 49 .265 .305 .387 .692 77 225 18 0 21 *8O
1941 33 CHW AL 121 484 436 44 101 16 8 0 37 17 5 35 26 .232 .289 .305 .594 58 133 10 0 13 *8O
1942 34 PHA AL 116 494 444 57 113 19 1 1 30 7 9 47 31 .255 .326 .309 .634 80 137 8 0 3 *8O
1943 35 SLB AL 60 193 161 24 41 6 0 0 10 4 1 26 13 .255 .358 .292 .650 89 47 2 0 6 O8/79
1944 36 SLB AL 105 441 402 55 121 15 6 5 44 3 3 27 24 .301 .348 .405 .754 109 163 12 2 10 O8/9 MVP-26
1945 37 TOT AL 129 520 453 56 114 19 3 3 44 11 6 58 36 .252 .337 .327 .663 92 148 10 0 9 *8
1945 37 SLB AL 84 339 295 34 70 11 1 2 21 4 1 37 27 .237 .322 .302 .624 77 89 7 0 7 8O
1945 37 WSH AL 45 181 158 22 44 8 2 1 23 7 5 21 9 .278 .363 .373 .737 123 59 3 0 2 8O
12 Yrs 1241 5248 4676 676 1321 221 75 45 514 115 53 446 339 .283 .346 .391 .737 92 1827 74 7 119
162 Game Avg. 162 685 610 88 172 29 10 6 67 15 58 44 .283 .346 .391 .737 92 238 1 16
CHW (7 yrs) 826 3588 3204 484 930 162 65 36 386 89 34 288 229 .290 .350 .415 .765 93 1330 42 5 91
SLB (3 yrs) 249 973 858 113 232 32 7 7 75 11 5 90 64 .270 .341 .348 .690 94 299 21 2 23
WSH (1 yr) 45 181 158 22 44 8 2 1 23 7 5 21 9 .278 .363 .373 .737 123 59 3 0 2
PHA (1 yr) 116 494 444 57 113 19 1 1 30 7 9 47 31 .255 .326 .309 .634 80 137 8 0 3
CHC (1 yr) 5 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 2 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 1236 5236 4664 676 1319 221 75 45 514 114 53 446 333 .283 .346 .391 .738 93 1825 74 7 119
NL (1 yr) 5 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 2 0 0

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
1931 23 CHC NL 5 12 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .457 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O987
1935 27 CHW AL 6 24 2 -0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .511 .500 0.2 -0.1 3 $2,700 /5
1936 28 CHW AL 137 628 -2 0 0 2 -4 -4 -0.3 22 18 1.7 .498 .498 1.6 -0.2 16 $3,300 *O897
1937 29 CHW AL 144 642 2 2 0 13 -2 15 1.4 23 38 3.6 .510 .509 2.4 1.0 25 $5,500 *8O/79 MVP-10
1938 ★ 30 CHW AL 129 551 0 1 0 7 -1 7 0.7 20 26 2.5 .505 .504 1.8 0.6 20 $8,000 *8O/9 AS
1939 31 CHW AL 145 622 9 1 0 6 -1 14 1.4 22 37 3.5 .509 .508 2.9 0.5 31 $9,500 *8O/5 MVP-10
1940 32 CHW AL 144 637 -21 1 0 10 -1 -12 -1.1 21 10 0.9 .492 .493 -0.1 0.9 -0 $13,000 *8O
1941 33 CHW AL 121 484 -26 2 0 4 -1 -21 -2.2 17 -5 -0.6 .482 .487 -1.0 0.3 -9 $11,500 *8O
1942 34 PHA AL 116 494 -10 -2 0 2 -1 -11 -1.1 14 4 0.2 .490 .493 0.0 0.2 2 $8,000 *8O
1943 35 SLB AL 60 193 -1 1 0 0 -0 -1 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.4 -0.1 4 $8,000 O8/79
1944 36 SLB AL 105 441 4 -0 0 0 -1 3 0.3 13 16 1.6 .503 .502 1.6 -0.1 16 $8,000 O8/9 MVP-26
1945 37 SLB AL 84 339 -8 1 0 2 -1 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.3 .492 .496 0.1 0.1 2 $11,000 8O
1945 37 WSH AL 45 181 5 -0 0 -2 -0 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .506 .502 1.0 -0.3 10 8O
12 Seasons 1241 5248 -47 5 0 43 -15 -14 -1.8 174 160 15.0 .499 .499 10.8 2.9 117 $88,500
CHW (7 yrs) 826 3588 -35 6 0 41 -12 0 -0.1 126 126 11.7 .500 .500 7.8 3.0 85 $53,500
SLB (3 yrs) 249 973 -5 1 0 2 -2 -4 -0.5 28 24 2.4 .498 .499 2.1 -0.0 22 $27,000
WSH (1 yr) 45 181 5 -0 0 -2 -0 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .506 .502 1.0 -0.3 10
PHA (1 yr) 116 494 -10 -2 0 2 -1 -11 -1.1 14 4 0.2 .490 .493 0.0 0.2 2 $8,000
CHC (1 yr) 5 12 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .457 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 36 SLB AL WS STL L 6 26 26 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .231 .231 .346 .577 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 26 26 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .231 .231 .346 .577 9 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1931 CHC NL 23 OF 4 2 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .973 2.48
1931 CHC NL 23 RF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.35
1931 CHC NL 23 CF 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 2.90
1931 CHC NL 23 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.20
1935 CHW AL 27 3B 6 6 6 12 8 4 0 0 1.000 2.00 .947 3.05
1936 CHW AL 28 OF 133 130 121 329 300 17 12 5 .964 2.38 .968 2.38
1936 CHW AL 28 CF 65 62 56 161 146 10 5 1 .969 2.40 .974 2.82
1936 CHW AL 28 RF 57 52 50 127 116 7 4 4 .969 2.16 .967 2.18
1936 CHW AL 28 LF 18 16 15 41 38 0 3 0 .927 2.11 .963 2.12
1937 CHW AL 29 CF 138 137 129 419 401 13 5 4 .988 3.00 .974 2.84 MVP-10
1937 CHW AL 29 OF 138 137 129 419 401 13 5 4 .988 3.00 .969 2.35 MVP-10
1937 CHW AL 29 LF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.17 MVP-10
1937 CHW AL 29 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 MVP-10
1938 CHW AL 30 CF 127 123 120 396 379 7 10 2 .975 3.04 .972 2.82 AS
1938 CHW AL 30 OF 127 123 120 396 379 7 10 2 .975 3.04 .972 2.35 AS
1938 CHW AL 30 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 AS
1939 CHW AL 31 CF 139 138 135 448 419 18 11 4 .975 3.14 .977 2.87 MVP-10
1939 CHW AL 31 OF 139 138 135 448 419 18 11 4 .975 3.14 .969 2.44 MVP-10
1939 CHW AL 31 3B 4 3 3 15 6 8 1 0 .933 3.50 .943 3.15 MVP-10
1940 CHW AL 32 CF 144 140 140 449 429 12 8 3 .982 3.06 .976 2.78
1940 CHW AL 32 OF 144 140 140 448 428 12 8 3 .982 3.06 .970 2.40
1941 CHW AL 33 CF 113 109 106 316 308 6 2 2 .994 2.78 .976 2.78
1941 CHW AL 33 OF 113 109 106 311 302 7 2 2 .994 2.73 .973 2.41
1942 PHA AL 34 CF 107 106 104 324 314 4 6 0 .981 2.97 .981 2.80
1942 PHA AL 34 OF 107 106 104 324 314 4 6 0 .981 2.97 .976 2.38
1943 SLB AL 35 OF 51 46 39 152 146 5 1 1 .993 2.96 .977 2.47
1943 SLB AL 35 CF 47 45 38 147 141 5 1 1 .993 3.11 .978 2.78
1943 SLB AL 35 LF 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.37
1943 SLB AL 35 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1944 SLB AL 36 OF 100 98 91 290 282 4 4 0 .986 2.86 .974 2.47 MVP-26
1944 SLB AL 36 CF 94 92 85 280 272 4 4 0 .986 2.94 .979 3.00 MVP-26
1944 SLB AL 36 RF 6 6 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .971 2.07 MVP-26
1945 TOT AL 37 CF 122 112 111 338 328 5 5 0 .985 2.73 .983 2.81
1945 TOT AL 37 OF 121 112 111 338 328 5 5 0 .985 2.75 .978 2.40
1945 SLB AL 37 CF 81 74 74 232 227 3 2 0 .991 2.84 .983 2.81
1945 SLB AL 37 OF 81 74 74 235 230 3 2 0 .991 2.88 .978 2.40
1945 WSH AL 37 CF 41 38 37 106 101 2 3 0 .972 2.51 .983 2.81
1945 WSH AL 37 OF 40 38 37 103 98 2 3 0 .971 2.50 .978 2.40
11 Seasons OF 1177 1141 1098 3461 3304 93 64 21 .982 2.89 .972 2.40
11 Seasons CF 1097 1064 1024 3281 3139 85 57 17 .983 2.94 .977 2.83
6 Seasons RF 68 60 58 143 132 7 4 4 .972 2.04 .967 2.17
4 Seasons LF 28 17 16 45 42 0 3 0 .933 1.50 .964 2.16
2 Seasons 3B 10 9 9 27 14 12 1 0 .963 2.60 .944 3.09
12 Seasons TOT 1187 1150 1107 3488 3318 105 65 21 .981 2.88 .972 2.41
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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.
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 AL (10, 16%)
1939 AL (10, 11%)
1944 AL (26, 1%)
0.28 Career Shares (643rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1937 AL  1.0 (8th)
1938 AL  0.6 (10th)
1940 AL  0.9 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1944 AL  .301 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  175 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1936 AL  11 (9th)
1937 AL  16 (1st)
1938 AL  12 (4th)
1940 AL  10 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1938 AL  13 (8th)
1939 AL  23 (2nd)
1940 AL  15 (4th)
1941 AL  17 (4th)
1945 AL  11 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1939 AL  132 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1936 AL  15 (4th)
1937 AL  16 (3rd)
1939 AL  22 (1st)
1940 AL  21 (1st)
1941 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1940 AL  18 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1939 AL  10 (3rd)
1942 AL  9 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1938 AL  21.3 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1940 AL  474 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1945 AL  16.65 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1944 AL  0.7 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1945 AL  1.8 (6th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  138 (3rd)
1938 AL  127 (4th)
1939 AL  139 (2nd)
1940 AL  144 (1st)
1945 AL  122 (2nd)
Career  1,097 (73rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  401 (2nd)
1938 AL  379 (3rd)
1939 AL  419 (2nd)
1940 AL  429 (1st)
1945 AL  328 (1st)
Career  3,139 (51st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  10 (5th)
1937 AL  13 (4th)
1939 AL  18 (1st)
1940 AL  12 (1st)
Career  85 (52nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  10 (4th)
1939 AL  11 (3rd)
1940 AL  8 (4th)
1942 AL  6 (5th)
1945 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  57 (49th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  4 (2nd)
1938 AL  2 (5th)
1939 AL  4 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (3rd)
1941 AL  2 (4th)
1943 AL  1 (3rd)
Career  17 (76th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  4 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1940 AL  144 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  401 (2nd)
1938 AL  379 (4th)
1939 AL  419 (2nd)
1940 AL  428 (1st)
1945 AL  328 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1936 AL  17 (3rd)
1939 AL  18 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1936 AL  5 (3rd)
1939 AL  4 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  3.00 (2nd)
1938 AL  3.04 (1st)
1939 AL  3.14 (1st)
1940 AL  3.06 (1st)
1942 AL  2.97 (2nd)
1944 AL  2.94 (5th)
1945 AL  2.73 (1st)
Career  2.94 (7th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  .988 (1st)
1938 AL  .975 (3rd)
1939 AL  .975 (4th)
1940 AL  .982 (3rd)
1941 AL  .994 (1st)
1942 AL  .981 (4th)
1945 AL  .985 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  3.00 (1st)
1938 AL  3.04 (1st)
1939 AL  3.14 (1st)
1940 AL  3.06 (1st)
1942 AL  2.97 (2nd)
1944 AL  2.86 (5th)
1945 AL  2.75 (2nd)
Career  2.89 (7th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  .988 (1st)
1939 AL  .975 (5th)
1940 AL  .982 (3rd)
1941 AL  .994 (1st)
1945 AL  .985 (5th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 21 (1010), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (926), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1181), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (183rd), 14.9 career WAR/14.9 7yr-peak WAR/14.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1935 27 Chicago White Sox $2,700 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 28 Chicago White Sox $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 29 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 30 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 31 Chicago White Sox $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 32 Chicago White Sox $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 33 Chicago White Sox $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 34 Philadelphia Athletics $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 35 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 36 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 37 St. Louis Browns $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/WSH
Career to date (may be incomplete)$88,500
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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