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Chet Laabs

Chester Peter Laabs

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

Born: April 30, 1912 in Milwaukee, WI (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1937 (Age 25.005)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Tigers/Athletics 1937-1947

Final Game: June 3, 1947 (Age 35.034)
Died: January 26, 1983 in Warren, MI
Buried: St. Clement Cemetery, Center Line, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 26, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1330. Salvador Perez… #1331. Keith Moreland… #1332. Manny Machado… #1333. CHET LAABS… #1334. Andrelton Simmons… #1335. Candy LaChance… #1336. Brian Harper… 

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
1937 25 DET AL 72 267 242 31 58 13 5 8 37 6 2 24 66 .240 .308 .434 .742 83 105 0 1 O87
1938 26 DET AL 64 229 211 26 50 7 3 7 37 3 2 15 52 .237 .288 .398 .686 65 84 0 3 O87
1939 27 TOT AL 100 374 333 53 100 21 6 10 64 4 1 35 62 .300 .369 .489 .858 116 163 8 1 5 8/79
1939 27 DET AL 5 18 16 1 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 .313 .389 .500 .889 119 8 1 0 0 /7O
1939 27 SLB AL 95 356 317 52 95 20 5 10 62 4 1 33 62 .300 .368 .489 .856 115 155 7 1 5 O8/97
1940 28 SLB AL 105 253 218 32 59 11 5 10 40 3 3 34 59 .271 .372 .505 .876 123 110 2 1 0 O879
1941 29 SLB AL 118 449 392 64 109 23 6 15 59 5 2 51 59 .278 .361 .482 .843 119 189 9 0 6 O978
1942 30 SLB AL 144 614 520 90 143 21 7 27 99 0 3 88 88 .275 .380 .498 .878 144 259 12 0 6 *O978 MVP-19
1943 ★ 31 SLB AL 151 666 580 83 145 27 7 17 85 5 7 73 105 .250 .338 .409 .747 115 237 13 4 8 *O78/9 AS,MVP-23
1944 32 SLB AL 66 235 201 28 47 10 2 5 23 3 1 29 33 .234 .330 .378 .709 96 76 3 0 5 O79/8
1945 33 SLB AL 35 131 109 15 26 4 3 1 8 0 0 16 17 .239 .352 .358 .709 101 39 2 3 3 O7/89
1946 34 SLB AL 80 285 264 40 69 13 0 16 52 3 1 20 50 .261 .316 .492 .808 119 130 11 1 0 O9/7
1947 35 PHA AL 15 36 32 5 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 4 .219 .306 .344 .649 79 11 0 0 0 /O79
11 Yrs 950 3539 3102 467 813 151 44 117 509 32 22 389 595 .262 .346 .452 .798 113 1403 60 10 37
162 Game Avg. 162 603 529 80 139 26 8 20 87 5 4 66 101 .262 .346 .452 .798 113 239 2 6
SLB (8 yrs) 794 2989 2601 404 693 129 35 101 428 23 18 344 473 .266 .354 .459 .814 120 1195 59 10 33
DET (3 yrs) 141 514 469 58 113 21 9 15 76 9 4 41 118 .241 .302 .420 .722 76 197 1 0 4
PHA (1 yr) 15 36 32 5 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 4 .219 .306 .344 .649 79 11 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
1937 25 DET AL 72 267 -10 1 0 -3 -2 -14 -1.3 10 -4 -0.4 .482 .492 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $3,300 O87
1938 26 DET AL 64 229 -15 -0 0 0 -1 -16 -1.5 8 -8 -0.7 .477 .491 -0.7 -0.1 -8 $3,600 O87
1939 27 DET AL 5 18 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $3,600 /7O
1939 27 SLB AL 95 356 5 1 0 -3 -1 2 0.2 13 15 1.4 .502 .501 1.6 -0.3 18 O8/97
1940 28 SLB AL 105 253 6 -0 0 -4 -2 -1 -0.0 9 8 0.8 .500 .500 1.1 -0.5 12 $5,000 O879
1941 29 SLB AL 118 449 9 1 0 0 -4 6 0.6 15 21 2.0 .505 .503 2.0 -0.4 21 $6,000 O978
1942 30 SLB AL 144 614 29 -1 0 -4 -6 19 2.0 18 36 3.8 .514 .512 4.2 -1.0 40 $6,750 *O978 MVP-19
1943 ★ 31 SLB AL 151 666 10 -1 0 -1 -6 2 0.2 19 21 2.1 .501 .501 2.2 -0.8 22 $9,000 *O78/9 AS,MVP-23
1944 32 SLB AL 66 235 -1 0 0 0 -3 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.3 -0.3 3 $8,000 O79/8
1945 33 SLB AL 35 131 0 0 0 0 -2 -1 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.2 -0.2 3 $3,450 O7/89
1946 34 SLB AL 80 285 5 1 0 1 -3 3 0.4 9 12 1.2 .505 .502 1.1 -0.2 11 $8,000 O9/7
1947 35 PHA AL 15 36 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $8,000 /O79
11 Seasons 950 3539 38 1 0 -14 -29 -5 -0.1 112 107 10.7 .500 .501 12.1 -4.3 121 $64,700
SLB (8 yrs) 794 2989 63 0 0 -11 -26 26 2.7 92 119 11.8 .503 .503 12.8 -3.8 130 $46,200
DET (3 yrs) 141 514 -24 0 0 -3 -3 -30 -2.7 18 -11 -1.0 .481 .492 -0.7 -0.5 -8 $10,500
PHA (1 yr) 15 36 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $8,000

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 32 SLB AL WS STL L 5 17 15 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 .200 .294 .400 .694 6 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 17 15 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 .200 .294 .400 .694 6 1 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
1937 DET AL 25 OF 62 60 57 139 133 2 4 0 .971 2.18 .969 2.35
1937 DET AL 25 CF 41 40 37 92 89 1 2 0 .978 2.20 .974 2.84
1937 DET AL 25 LF 21 20 20 47 44 1 2 0 .957 2.14 .966 2.16
1938 DET AL 26 OF 53 51 50 136 128 4 4 1 .971 2.49 .972 2.35
1938 DET AL 26 CF 37 35 34 96 88 4 4 1 .958 2.49 .972 2.82
1938 DET AL 26 LF 17 16 16 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 2.35 .972 2.17
1939 TOT AL 27 OF 84 79 75 227 212 8 7 0 .969 2.62 .969 2.44
1939 TOT AL 27 LF 8 7 6 28 26 1 1 0 .964 3.38 .966 2.38
1939 DET AL 27 LF 5 5 4 15 13 1 1 0 .933 2.80 .966 2.38
1939 DET AL 27 OF 5 5 4 15 13 1 1 0 .933 2.80 .969 2.44
1939 SLB AL 27 OF 79 74 71 212 199 7 6 0 .972 2.61 .969 2.44
1939 SLB AL 27 CF 70 66 63 186 174 6 6 0 .968 2.57 .977 2.87
1939 SLB AL 27 RF 6 6 6 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 2.17 .962 2.08
1939 SLB AL 27 LF 3 2 2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 4.33 .966 2.37
1940 SLB AL 28 OF 63 45 40 131 124 3 4 1 .969 2.02 .970 2.40
1940 SLB AL 28 CF 28 26 22 84 81 1 2 1 .976 2.93 .976 2.78
1940 SLB AL 28 LF 26 9 9 30 26 2 2 0 .933 1.08 .963 2.32
1940 SLB AL 28 RF 10 10 9 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .970 2.08
1941 SLB AL 29 OF 100 94 90 227 217 6 4 2 .982 2.23 .973 2.41
1941 SLB AL 29 RF 64 63 60 149 139 6 4 2 .973 2.27 .969 2.13
1941 SLB AL 29 LF 21 18 18 45 45 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 .975 2.28
1941 SLB AL 29 CF 16 13 12 41 41 0 0 0 1.000 2.56 .976 2.78
1942 SLB AL 30 OF 139 138 136 298 276 13 9 3 .970 2.08 .976 2.38 MVP-19
1942 SLB AL 30 RF 79 77 77 161 146 9 6 2 .963 1.96 .969 2.06 MVP-19
1942 SLB AL 30 LF 37 37 36 72 69 1 2 0 .972 1.89 .974 2.26 MVP-19
1942 SLB AL 30 CF 25 24 23 64 60 3 1 1 .984 2.52 .981 2.80 MVP-19
1943 SLB AL 31 OF 150 150 144 371 346 16 9 4 .976 2.41 .977 2.47 AS,MVP-23
1943 SLB AL 31 LF 116 114 112 265 246 15 4 4 .985 2.25 .979 2.38 AS,MVP-23
1943 SLB AL 31 CF 34 32 30 93 88 0 5 0 .946 2.59 .978 2.78 AS,MVP-23
1943 SLB AL 31 RF 6 4 2 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.83 .973 2.22 AS,MVP-23
1944 SLB AL 32 OF 55 53 49 111 108 3 0 2 1.000 2.02 .974 2.47
1944 SLB AL 32 LF 37 35 33 76 75 1 0 0 1.000 2.05 .971 2.34
1944 SLB AL 32 RF 19 18 16 33 31 2 0 2 1.000 1.74 .971 2.06
1944 SLB AL 32 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
1945 SLB AL 33 OF 35 34 28 70 68 1 1 0 .986 1.97 .978 2.40
1945 SLB AL 33 LF 34 31 27 58 57 0 1 0 .983 1.68 .975 2.21
1945 SLB AL 33 CF 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .985 2.80
1945 SLB AL 33 RF 2 2 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .974 2.15
1946 SLB AL 34 OF 72 67 60 158 151 5 2 2 .987 2.17 .977 2.36
1946 SLB AL 34 RF 65 61 55 139 132 5 2 2 .986 2.11 .972 2.09
1946 SLB AL 34 LF 7 6 5 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 2.86 .974 2.24
1947 PHA AL 35 OF 7 7 6 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 .979 2.47
1947 PHA AL 35 LF 6 6 6 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 .976 2.32
1947 PHA AL 35 RF 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.10
11 Seasons OF 820 778 735 1886 1780 62 44 15 .977 2.25 .974 2.41
11 Seasons LF 330 299 288 697 664 21 12 4 .983 2.08 .974 2.30
9 Seasons CF 254 237 221 658 623 15 20 3 .970 2.51 .976 2.82
9 Seasons RF 252 242 226 531 493 26 12 8 .977 2.06 .970 2.09
11 Seasons TOT 820 778 735 1886 1780 62 44 15 .977 2.25 .974 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))
1942 AL (19, 3%)
1943 AL (23, 2%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1942 AL  4.2 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1942 AL  .498 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1942 AL  .878 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1943 AL  666 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1942 AL  90 (9th)
1943 AL  83 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1942 AL  259 (7th)
1943 AL  237 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  27 (2nd)
1943 AL  17 (5th)
1946 AL  16 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1942 AL  99 (6th)
1943 AL  85 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  88 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 AL  66 (8th)
1939 AL  62 (7th)
1942 AL  88 (2nd)
1943 AL  105 (1st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1942 AL  144 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1942 AL  97 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  31 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1942 AL  3.1 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1942 AL  55 (6th)
1943 AL  51 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1942 AL  .700 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (9th)
1945 AL  3 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1943 AL  7.7 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1940 AL  21.8 (10th)
1942 AL  19.3 (2nd)
1943 AL  34.1 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1943 AL  463 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1944 AL  5.61 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1944 AL  0.5 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1944 AL  0.6 (10th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  116 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  246 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  15 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  6 (5th)
1943 AL  5 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 AL  2 (5th)
1942 AL  2 (5th)
1944 AL  2 (2nd)
1946 AL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  346 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  16 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  2.25 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  .985 (2nd)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 31 (785), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1533), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1421), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (182nd), 10.8 career WAR/11.6 7yr-peak WAR/11.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1937 25 Detroit Tigers $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 26 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 27 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/SLB
1940 28 St. Louis Browns $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 29 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 30 St. Louis Browns $6,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 31 St. Louis Browns $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 32 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 33 St. Louis Browns $3,450 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 34 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 35 Philadelphia Athletics $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$64,700
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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