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Red Kress

Ralph Kress

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 2, 1905 in Columbia, CA
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1927 (Age 22.265)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Senators/Tigers/Giants 1927-1946

Final Game: July 17, 1946 (Age 41.196)
Died: November 29, 1962 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #814. Mike Scioscia… #815. Terry Kennedy… #816. David Eckstein… #817. RED KRESS… #818. Mark Kotsay… #819. Mike Stanley… #820. Asdrubal Cabrera… 

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
1927 22 SLB AL 7 27 23 3 7 2 1 1 3 0 0 3 3 .304 .385 .609 .993 151 14 0 1 /6
1928 23 SLB AL 150 637 560 78 153 26 10 3 81 4 4 48 70 .273 .332 .371 .703 82 208 1 26 *6
1929 24 SLB AL 147 627 557 82 170 38 4 9 107 5 8 52 54 .305 .366 .436 .802 103 243 1 17 *6
1930 25 SLB AL 154 679 614 94 192 43 8 16 112 3 12 50 56 .313 .366 .487 .853 112 299 2 13 *65
1931 26 SLB AL 150 656 605 87 188 46 8 16 114 3 16 46 48 .311 .360 .493 .853 119 298 1 3 5O963 MVP-19
1932 27 TOT AL 149 626 567 85 156 42 5 11 66 7 4 51 42 .275 .336 .425 .761 101 241 1 7 O6957/3
1932 27 SLB AL 14 57 52 2 9 0 1 2 9 1 1 4 6 .173 .232 .327 .559 40 17 0 1 5
1932 27 CHW AL 135 569 515 83 147 42 4 9 57 6 3 47 36 .285 .346 .435 .781 107 224 1 6 O6957/3
1933 28 CHW AL 129 511 467 47 116 20 5 10 78 4 4 37 40 .248 .304 .377 .680 84 176 0 7 *3/O9
1934 29 TOT AL 64 206 185 21 43 4 3 4 25 3 0 20 22 .232 .307 .351 .659 72 65 0 2 3O/47956
1934 29 CHW AL 8 17 14 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .286 .412 .286 .697 81 4 0 0 /4
1934 29 WSH AL 56 189 171 18 39 4 3 4 24 3 0 17 19 .228 .298 .357 .655 71 61 0 2 3O/47956
1935 30 WSH AL 84 279 252 32 75 13 4 2 42 3 3 25 16 .298 .361 .405 .766 100 102 0 2 6/31O94
1936 31 WSH AL 109 433 391 51 111 20 6 8 51 6 0 39 25 .284 .349 .427 .776 95 167 0 4 64/3
1938 33 SLB AL 150 645 566 74 171 33 3 7 79 5 4 69 47 .302 .378 .408 .786 98 231 0 9 *6
1939 34 TOT AL 64 228 200 24 50 8 0 1 30 3 1 23 18 .250 .327 .305 .632 59 61 11 0 5 64/5
1939 34 SLB AL 13 50 43 5 12 1 0 0 8 1 0 6 2 .279 .367 .302 .670 72 13 4 0 1 6
1939 34 DET AL 51 178 157 19 38 7 0 1 22 2 1 17 16 .242 .316 .306 .622 55 48 7 0 4 64/5
1940 35 DET AL 33 111 99 13 22 3 1 1 11 0 0 10 12 .222 .294 .303 .597 49 30 7 0 1 56
1946 41 NYG NL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 48 0 0 0 0 /1
14 Yrs 1391 5667 5087 691 1454 298 58 89 799 46 56 474 453 .286 .347 .420 .767 97 2135 18 6 97
162 Game Avg. 162 660 592 80 169 35 7 10 93 5 55 53 .286 .347 .420 .767 97 249 1 11
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
SLB (8 yrs) 785 3378 3020 425 902 189 35 54 513 22 45 278 286 .299 .359 .438 .797 102 1323 4 5 71
WSH (3 yrs) 249 901 814 101 225 37 13 14 117 12 3 81 60 .276 .342 .405 .747 92 330 0 8
CHW (3 yrs) 272 1097 996 133 267 62 9 19 136 10 7 87 79 .268 .327 .406 .733 96 404 1 13
DET (2 yrs) 84 289 256 32 60 10 1 2 33 2 1 27 28 .234 .307 .305 .612 53 78 14 0 5
NYG (1 yr) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 48 0 0 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 1390 5665 5086 691 1454 298 58 89 799 46 56 473 453 .286 .347 .420 .767 97 2135 18 6 97
NL (1 yr) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 48 0 0 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
1927 22 SLB AL 7 27 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .542 .502 0.3 0.1 3 $1,800 /6
1928 23 SLB AL 150 637 -16 -0 0 -14 10 -20 -2.0 24 4 0.4 .486 .487 1.7 -0.4 17 $3,000 *6
1929 24 SLB AL 147 627 2 -1 0 2 10 13 1.2 24 36 3.6 .508 .508 3.3 1.1 34 $4,800 *6
1930 25 SLB AL 154 679 10 -4 0 -12 9 3 0.2 25 28 2.8 .502 .502 3.8 -0.3 40 $6,000 *65
1931 26 SLB AL 150 656 15 -6 0 -5 2 7 0.7 25 31 3.0 .504 .504 3.5 -0.2 36 $9,000 5O963 MVP-19
1932 27 SLB AL 14 57 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .459 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $8,000 5
1932 27 CHW AL 135 569 6 1 0 0 1 8 0.7 21 29 2.7 .505 .504 2.8 0.1 29 O6957/3
1933 28 CHW AL 129 511 -11 -0 0 -5 -6 -22 -2.1 19 -2 -0.3 .484 .487 0.2 -1.0 3 $7,000 *3/O9
1934 29 CHW AL 8 17 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $6,000 /4
1934 29 WSH AL 56 189 -8 1 0 -2 -2 -11 -1.0 7 -4 -0.3 .482 .494 -0.1 -0.3 -2 3O/47956
1935 30 WSH AL 84 279 1 -0 0 4 3 8 0.7 10 18 1.7 .508 .504 1.3 0.6 14 $5,500 6/31O94
1936 31 WSH AL 109 433 -3 2 0 1 5 5 0.4 16 21 1.9 .504 .503 1.8 0.5 20 $6,500 64/3
1938 33 SLB AL 150 645 1 -0 0 -14 10 -4 -0.3 23 19 1.9 .498 .498 3.1 -0.3 33 $7,500 *6
1939 34 SLB AL 13 50 -1 0 0 -3 1 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.1 .477 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 $7,500 6
1939 34 DET AL 51 178 -11 0 0 -1 2 -10 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .483 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 64/5
1940 35 DET AL 33 111 -8 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.6 4 -3 -0.3 .480 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 $8,500 56
1946 41 NYG NL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .527 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
14 Seasons 1391 5667 -27 -9 0 -49 48 -36 -3.6 210 174 16.6 .497 .499 21.0 0.0 222 $81,100
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
SLB (8 yrs) 785 3378 7 -11 0 -46 43 -8 -0.8 125 117 11.5 .499 .500 15.5 -0.2 163 $47,600
WSH (3 yrs) 249 901 -10 2 0 3 7 2 0.1 33 35 3.2 .501 .501 3.0 0.8 32 $12,000
CHW (3 yrs) 272 1097 -5 1 0 -5 -5 -14 -1.4 41 27 2.5 .495 .496 3.0 -0.9 32 $13,000
DET (2 yrs) 84 289 -19 0 0 -1 3 -16 -1.5 10 -6 -0.6 .482 .495 -0.5 0.2 -5 $8,500
NYG (1 yr) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .527 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1935 30 WSH AL 0 0 12.71 3 0 3 0 0 0 5.2 8 9 8 0 5 5 0 0 0 31 36 3.94 2.294 12.7 0.0 7.9 7.9 1.00
1946 41 NYG NL 0 0 12.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 17 32 7.02 1.636 12.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.00
2 Yrs 0 0 12.54 4 0 3 0 0 0 9.1 13 14 13 1 6 6 1 0 0 48 34 5.15 2.036 12.5 1.0 5.8 5.8 1.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 12.54 68 0 51 0 0 0 158 221 238 221 17 102 102 17 0 0 816 34 5.15 2.036 12.5 1.0 5.8 5.8 1.00
WSH (1 yr) 0 0 12.71 3 0 3 0 0 0 5.2 8 9 8 0 5 5 0 0 0 31 36 3.94 2.294 12.7 0.0 7.9 7.9 1.00
NYG (1 yr) 0 0 12.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 17 32 7.02 1.636 12.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1935 30 WSH AL 5.2 3 0 9 14.29 4.66 -0.13 0.00 108.1 5.18 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .343 .497 $5,500
1946 41 NYG NL 3.2 1 0 5 12.27 3.48 0.01 0.00 108.0 3.75 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .221 .498
2 Seasons 9.1 4 0 14 13.50 4.20 -0.07 0.00 108.1 4.62 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -8 .313 .497 $5,500
WSH (1 yr) 5.2 3 0 9 14.29 4.66 -0.13 0.00 108.1 5.18 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .343 .497 $5,500
NYG (1 yr) 3.2 1 0 5 12.27 3.48 0.01 0.00 108.0 3.75 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .221 .498

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1927 SLB AL 22 SS 7 7 7 38 12 25 1 4 .974 5.29 .945 5.29
1928 SLB AL 23 SS 150 148 147 773 318 400 55 99 .929 4.79 .938 5.11
1929 SLB AL 24 SS 146 144 144 796 312 441 43 94 .946 5.16 .937 5.21
1930 SLB AL 25 SS 123 121 121 661 271 349 41 83 .938 5.04 .940 5.12
1930 SLB AL 25 3B 31 33 33 102 35 57 10 4 .902 2.97 .945 3.04
1931 SLB AL 26 3B 84 84 68 249 92 141 16 12 .936 2.77 .944 3.08 MVP-19
1931 SLB AL 26 OF 40 40 32 95 82 8 5 1 .947 2.25 .969 2.38 MVP-19
1931 SLB AL 26 RF 40 40 32 94 81 8 5 1 .947 2.23 .964 2.11 MVP-19
1931 SLB AL 26 SS 38 14 13 90 37 47 6 7 .933 2.21 .936 5.18 MVP-19
1931 SLB AL 26 1B 10 10 10 108 94 10 4 8 .963 10.40 .991 10.03 MVP-19
1932 TOT AL 27 3B 33 35 32 112 40 61 11 9 .902 3.06 .950 2.96
1932 SLB AL 27 3B 14 14 13 55 23 27 5 5 .909 3.57 .950 2.96
1932 CHW AL 27 OF 64 64 63 158 139 12 7 2 .956 2.36 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 27 SS 53 49 47 299 125 155 19 35 .936 5.28 .941 5.15
1932 CHW AL 27 RF 49 48 48 116 101 10 5 1 .957 2.27 .963 2.10
1932 CHW AL 27 3B 19 21 19 57 17 34 6 4 .895 2.68 .950 2.96
1932 CHW AL 27 LF 16 16 15 42 38 2 2 1 .952 2.50 .964 2.21
1932 CHW AL 27 1B 1 1 1 12 10 2 0 4 1.000 12.00 .989 10.10
1933 CHW AL 28 1B 111 107 107 1257 1169 60 28 83 .978 11.07 .989 10.27
1933 CHW AL 28 OF 8 8 7 17 16 0 1 0 .941 2.00 .970 2.38
1933 CHW AL 28 RF 8 8 7 17 16 0 1 0 .941 2.00 .962 2.10
1934 TOT AL 29 2B 9 6 6 40 23 17 0 4 1.000 4.44 .969 5.87
1934 CHW AL 29 2B 3 2 2 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 2.33 .969 5.87
1934 WSH AL 29 1B 30 28 28 304 291 11 2 16 .993 10.07 .991 10.00
1934 WSH AL 29 OF 10 7 7 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1.60 .968 2.29
1934 WSH AL 29 2B 6 4 4 33 18 15 0 4 1.000 5.50 .969 5.87
1934 WSH AL 29 LF 6 4 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 2.17
1934 WSH AL 29 RF 4 3 3 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.08
1934 WSH AL 29 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1934 WSH AL 29 SS 1 1 1 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 9.00 .951 5.20
1935 WSH AL 30 SS 53 53 50 334 118 204 12 53 .964 6.08 .957 5.35
1935 WSH AL 30 1B 5 4 3 38 35 2 1 8 .974 7.40 .992 10.16
1935 WSH AL 30 P 3 0 0 5.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 4.76 1.00 .950 2.22 2.13
1935 WSH AL 30 OF 2 2 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .970 2.40
1935 WSH AL 30 RF 2 2 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .968 2.10
1935 WSH AL 30 2B 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.90
1936 WSH AL 31 SS 64 64 61 383 143 212 28 52 .927 5.55 .950 5.35
1936 WSH AL 31 2B 33 32 32 187 86 100 1 21 .995 5.64 .972 5.78
1936 WSH AL 31 1B 5 4 4 41 37 3 1 2 .976 8.00 .991 9.92
1938 SLB AL 33 SS 150 149 147 735 321 388 26 100 .965 4.73 .953 5.17
1939 TOT AL 34 SS 38 36 28 182 75 98 9 25 .951 4.55 .950 5.16
1939 SLB AL 34 SS 13 11 10 60 27 29 4 10 .933 4.31 .950 5.16
1939 DET AL 34 SS 25 25 18 122 48 69 5 15 .959 4.68 .950 5.16
1939 DET AL 34 2B 16 14 13 82 29 47 6 13 .927 4.75 .965 5.56
1939 DET AL 34 3B 4 4 4 15 7 7 1 1 .933 3.50 .943 3.15
1940 DET AL 35 3B 17 16 13 66 20 41 5 1 .924 3.59 .937 3.21
1940 DET AL 35 SS 12 11 7 61 25 33 3 5 .951 4.83 .949 4.85
1946 NYG NL 41 P 1 0 0 3.2 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 12.27 5.00 .960 2.21 2.20
12 Seasons SS 835 797 773 4361 1761 2357 243 558 .944 4.93 .944 5.18
6 Seasons 3B 170 172 150 544 194 307 43 27 .921 2.95 .945 3.06
6 Seasons 1B 162 154 153 1760 1636 88 36 121 .980 10.64 .990 10.19
5 Seasons OF 124 121 110 291 256 21 14 3 .952 2.23 .968 2.39
5 Seasons RF 103 101 91 236 205 19 12 2 .949 2.17 .963 2.10
4 Seasons 2B 59 53 52 311 138 166 7 38 .977 5.15 .970 5.74
2 Seasons LF 22 20 19 54 50 2 2 1 .963 2.36 .965 2.20
2 Seasons P 4 0 0 9.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 7.71 2.00 .956 2.22 2.15
14 Seasons TOT 1354 1297 1238 9.1 7275 3987 2945 343 748 .953 7.71 5.12 .957 2.22 5.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (19, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1929 AL  1.1 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1931 AL  .493 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1938 AL  150 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1928 AL  560 (8th)
1930 AL  614 (4th)
1931 AL  605 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1930 AL  679 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1931 AL  298 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1930 AL  43 (5th)
1931 AL  46 (3rd)
1932 AL  42 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1930 AL  16 (10th)
1931 AL  16 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1929 AL  107 (7th)
1931 AL  114 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1928 AL  70 (2nd)
1929 AL  54 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1930 AL  125 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  67 (10th)
1931 AL  70 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1928 AL  26 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1930 AL  12 (4th)
1931 AL  16 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1931 AL  37.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1928 AL  437 (4th)
1930 AL  447 (3rd)
1931 AL  436 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1933 AL  1,185 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1928 AL  55 (1st)
1929 AL  43 (4th)
1930 AL  51 (1st)
1932 AL  37 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  1,169 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  28 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  150 (1st)
1929 AL  146 (2nd)
1930 AL  123 (2nd)
1938 AL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  318 (1st)
1929 AL  312 (2nd)
1930 AL  271 (2nd)
1938 AL  321 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  400 (3rd)
1929 AL  441 (3rd)
1930 AL  349 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  55 (1st)
1929 AL  43 (4th)
1930 AL  41 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  99 (2nd)
1929 AL  94 (1st)
1930 AL  83 (2nd)
1938 AL  100 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  8 (3rd)
1932 AL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  5 (5th)
1932 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 AL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  11.07 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  4.79 (5th)
1929 AL  5.16 (4th)
1930 AL  5.04 (2nd)
Career  4.93 (73rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  .946 (1st)
1930 AL  .938 (5th)
1938 AL  .965 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1946 NL  born 1905-01-02 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 30 (807), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (724), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (711), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (131st), 16.6 career WAR/17.1 7yr-peak WAR/16.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1927 22 St. Louis Browns $1,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 23 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 24 St. Louis Browns $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 25 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 26 St. Louis Browns $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 27 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/CHW
1933 28 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 29 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/WSH
1935 30 Washington Senators $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 31 Washington Senators $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 33 St. Louis Browns $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 34 St. Louis Browns $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/DET
1940 35 Detroit Tigers $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$81,100
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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