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Chuck Kress

Charles Steven Kress

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 9, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Frankford HS (Philadelphia, PA)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1947 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Reds/Tigers/Dodgers 1947-1954

Final Game: July 8, 1954 (Age 32)
Died: March 4, 2014 in Colville, WA
Buried: Perham Cemetery, Perham, MN
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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
1947 25 CIN NL 11 34 27 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 .148 .303 .148 .451 23 4 0 0 1 /3
1949 27 TOT MLB 124 442 382 48 104 20 6 1 47 6 7 42 49 .272 .344 .364 .708 91 139 8 0 18 *3
1949 27 CIN NL 27 33 29 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 3 5 .207 .281 .310 .592 58 9 1 0 1 3
1949 27 CHW AL 97 409 353 45 98 17 6 1 44 6 7 39 44 .278 .349 .368 .718 93 130 7 0 17 3
1950 28 CHW AL 3 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 /3
1954 32 TOT MLB 37 50 49 5 8 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 4 .163 .180 .204 .384 4 10 0 0 0 0 /39
1954 32 DET AL 24 38 37 4 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 4 .189 .211 .243 .454 25 9 0 0 0 0 /39
1954 32 BRO NL 13 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 1 0 0 0 0 /3
4 Yrs 175 535 466 57 116 20 7 1 52 6 8 49 59 .249 .320 .328 .649 75 153 9 0 20 0
162 Game Avg. 162 495 431 53 107 19 6 1 48 6 45 55 .249 .320 .328 .649 75 142 8 0 19
CIN (2 yrs) 38 67 56 7 10 3 0 0 3 0 9 9 .179 .292 .232 .524 41 13 1 0 2
CHW (2 yrs) 100 418 361 45 98 17 6 1 44 6 7 39 46 .271 .343 .360 .703 89 130 8 0 18
BRO (1 yr) 13 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 1 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 24 38 37 4 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 4 .189 .211 .243 .454 25 9 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 124 456 398 49 105 17 7 1 47 6 8 40 50 .264 .331 .349 .680 83 139 8 0 18 0
NL (3 yrs) 51 79 68 8 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 9 9 .162 .260 .206 .466 25 14 1 0 2 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
1947 25 CIN NL 11 34 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /3
1949 27 CIN NL 27 33 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 3
1949 27 CHW AL 97 409 -4 -2 1 5 -4 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.7 .495 .497 0.2 0.1 2 3
1950 28 CHW AL 3 9 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .406 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -3 /3
1954 32 DET AL 24 38 -4 -0 0 1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /39
1954 32 BRO NL 13 12 -3 0 0 -0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /3
4 Seasons 175 535 -18 -2 2 4 -6 -20 -2.1 16 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.8 -0.2 -7
CIN (2 yrs) 38 67 -5 0 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .484 .498 -0.2 -0.2 -2
CHW (2 yrs) 100 418 -6 -2 1 5 -4 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.4 .493 .497 -0.0 0.0 -0
BRO (1 yr) 13 12 -3 0 0 -0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2
DET (1 yr) 24 38 -4 -0 0 1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1947 CIN NL 25 1B 8 8 8 60 52 7 1 5 .983 7.38 .991 9.62
1949 TOT MLB 27 1B 111 99 97 1057 979 70 8 109 .992 9.45 .989 9.75
1949 CIN NL 27 1B 16 5 5 78 72 4 2 6 .974 4.75 .991 9.62
1949 CHW AL 27 1B 95 94 92 979 907 66 6 103 .994 10.24 .989 9.77
1950 CHW AL 28 1B 2 2 2 18.0 20 19 1 0 2 1.000 10.00 10.00 .989 9.55 9.35
1954 TOT MLB 32 1B 8 5 4 54.0 72 64 5 3 5 .958 0 7 11.50 8.63 .990 9.62 9.56
1954 DET AL 32 1B 7 5 4 52.0 70 63 5 2 4 .971 1 16 11.77 9.71 .990 9.61 9.53
1954 DET AL 32 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.40
1954 DET AL 32 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
1954 BRO NL 32 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 0 1 1 .500 -0 -240 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
4 Seasons 1B 129 114 111 72.0 1209 1114 83 12 121 .990 0 5 11.12 9.28 .989 9.60 9.72
1 Season OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
4 Seasons TOT 130 114 111 74.0 1209 1114 83 12 121 .990 0 3 10.82 9.21 .989 9.40 9.67
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  17 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1949 AL  7 (6th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1949 AL  10.24 (2nd)

             

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Name and misspellings: Charles Charles Charley charlie Charly Chuck Steven Kress

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