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Eddie Lake

Edward Erving Lake (Sparky)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 159 lb.

Born: March 18, 1916 in Antioch, CA
High School: Castlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1939 (Age 23.192)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Cardinals 1939-1950

Final Game: September 30, 1950 (Age 34.196)
Died: June 7, 1995 in Castro Valley, CA
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1716. Skip Schumaker… #1717. Pop Snyder… #1718. Pedro Feliz… #1719. EDDIE LAKE… #1720. Johnny Rawlings… #1721. Charley Bassett… #1722. Pat Borders… 

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
1939 23 STL NL 2 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 74 1 0 0 0 /6
1940 24 STL NL 32 80 66 12 14 3 0 2 7 1 12 17 .212 .342 .348 .690 87 23 2 1 1 4/6
1941 25 STL NL 45 92 76 9 8 2 0 0 0 3 15 22 .105 .253 .132 .384 7 10 2 0 1 56/4
1943 27 BOS AL 75 268 216 26 43 10 0 3 16 3 6 47 35 .199 .345 .287 .632 84 62 4 1 5 6
1944 28 BOS AL 57 153 126 21 26 5 0 0 8 5 2 23 22 .206 .329 .246 .575 66 31 1 0 4 6/145
1945 29 BOS AL 133 586 473 81 132 27 1 11 51 9 7 106 37 .279 .412 .410 .822 137 194 9 1 6 *6/4 MVP-31
1946 30 DET AL 155 703 587 105 149 24 1 8 31 15 9 103 69 .254 .369 .339 .708 93 199 8 4 9 *6
1947 31 DET AL 158 732 602 96 127 19 6 12 46 11 10 120 54 .211 .343 .322 .665 82 194 14 1 9 *6
1948 32 DET AL 64 264 198 51 52 6 0 2 18 3 3 57 20 .263 .427 .323 .751 99 64 4 0 9 45
1949 33 DET AL 94 307 240 38 47 9 1 1 15 2 8 61 33 .196 .359 .254 .613 64 61 5 0 6 645
1950 34 DET AL 20 8 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 -66 0 0 0 0 /56
11 Yrs 835 3198 2595 442 599 105 9 39 193 52 45 546 312 .231 .366 .323 .689 91 839 49 8 50
162 Game Avg. 162 620 503 86 116 20 2 8 37 10 106 61 .231 .366 .323 .689 91 163 10 2 10
DET (5 yrs) 491 2014 1634 293 375 58 8 23 111 31 30 342 179 .229 .364 .317 .681 85 518 31 5 33
STL (3 yrs) 79 177 146 21 23 5 0 2 7 4 28 39 .158 .297 .233 .530 46 34 4 1 2
BOS (3 yrs) 265 1007 815 128 201 42 1 14 75 17 15 176 94 .247 .382 .352 .734 112 287 14 2 15
AL (8 yrs) 756 3021 2449 421 576 100 9 37 186 48 45 518 273 .235 .370 .329 .699 93 805 45 7 48
NL (3 yrs) 79 177 146 21 23 5 0 2 7 4 28 39 .158 .297 .233 .530 46 34 4 1 2

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
1939 23 STL NL 2 5 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
1940 24 STL NL 32 80 -1 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.3 0.0 3 4/6
1941 25 STL NL 45 92 -10 0 0 -1 1 -9 -1.0 3 -6 -0.7 .478 .494 -0.6 0.0 -5 56/4
1943 27 BOS AL 75 268 -3 -1 0 3 4 3 0.3 8 11 1.1 .505 .502 0.8 0.9 8 $5,500 6
1944 28 BOS AL 57 153 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 4 3 0.2 .496 .499 0.2 0.3 3 $7,500 6/145
1945 29 BOS AL 133 586 26 -0 0 11 9 46 5.1 16 62 6.8 .539 .532 5.6 2.2 51 $8,500 *6/4 MVP-31
1946 30 DET AL 155 703 -2 0 0 -5 10 4 0.4 20 24 2.4 .503 .503 3.0 0.6 29 $10,000 *6
1947 31 DET AL 158 732 -11 -1 0 -19 11 -20 -2.3 20 -0 -0.2 .486 .487 1.9 -1.0 19 $14,000 *6
1948 32 DET AL 64 264 4 1 0 -2 2 5 0.5 8 12 1.2 .507 .503 1.4 0.0 14 $12,000 45
1949 33 DET AL 94 307 -10 -3 -0 1 3 -9 -0.9 9 -0 -0.0 .490 .494 -0.1 0.4 -1 $12,000 645
1950 34 DET AL 20 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,000 /56
11 Seasons 835 3198 -13 -4 0 -13 45 15 1.6 92 107 10.9 .502 .502 12.2 3.5 120 $81,500
DET (5 yrs) 491 2014 -21 -3 0 -25 27 -22 -2.4 57 35 3.2 .495 .496 5.9 0.1 60 $60,000
STL (3 yrs) 79 177 -11 0 0 -2 2 -10 -1.1 6 -4 -0.5 .486 .496 -0.3 0.0 -2
BOS (3 yrs) 265 1007 19 -1 0 14 16 47 5.2 29 76 8.2 .520 .516 6.6 3.4 62 $21,500

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
1944 28 BOS AL 0 0 4.19 6 0 5 0 0 0 19.1 20 13 9 2 11 7 3 0 1 87 84 5.33 1.603 9.3 0.9 5.1 3.3 0.64
1 Yr 0 0 4.19 6 0 5 0 0 0 19.1 20 13 9 2 11 7 3 0 1 87 84 5.33 1.603 9.3 0.9 5.1 3.3 0.64
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.19 68 0 57 0 0 0 219 227 147 102 23 125 79 34 0 11 986 84 5.33 1.603 9.3 0.9 5.1 3.3 0.64
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
1944 28 BOS AL 19.1 6 0 13 6.05 4.11 -0.07 0.00 100.9 4.22 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .430 .497 $7,500
1 Season 19.1 6 0 13 6.05 4.11 -0.07 0.00 100.9 4.22 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .430 .497 $7,500

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
1939 STL NL 23 SS 2 1 1 7 3 3 1 1 .857 3.00 .953 5.50
1940 STL NL 24 2B 17 16 12 69 30 36 3 4 .957 3.88 .964 5.61
1940 STL NL 24 SS 6 0 0 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 1.33 .950 5.50
1941 STL NL 25 3B 15 14 12 60 20 37 3 6 .950 3.80 .949 3.33
1941 STL NL 25 SS 15 0 0 31 15 13 3 4 .903 1.87 .951 5.17
1941 STL NL 25 2B 5 2 2 14 5 6 3 1 .786 2.20 .962 5.60
1943 BOS AL 27 SS 63 61 57 336 128 195 13 43 .961 5.13 .953 5.13
1944 BOS AL 28 SS 41 32 30 165 53 100 12 28 .927 3.73 .947 5.29
1944 BOS AL 28 P 6 0 0 19.1 7 0 6 1 0 .857 2.79 1.00 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1944 BOS AL 28 2B 3 2 2 10 0 10 0 1 1.000 3.33 .967 5.60
1944 BOS AL 28 3B 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 3.30
1945 BOS AL 29 SS 130 128 124 764 265 459 40 112 .948 5.57 .951 5.28 MVP-31
1945 BOS AL 29 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60 MVP-31
1946 DET AL 30 SS 155 155 139 658 232 391 35 85 .947 4.02 .954 4.97
1947 DET AL 31 SS 158 158 152 752 268 441 43 94 .943 4.49 .964 5.13
1948 DET AL 32 2B 45 45 41 249 110 132 7 31 .972 5.38 .976 5.62
1948 DET AL 32 3B 17 13 12 28 12 15 1 0 .964 1.59 .958 3.04
1949 DET AL 33 SS 38 36 31 193 71 114 8 28 .959 4.87 .963 5.17
1949 DET AL 33 2B 19 10 9 58 25 31 2 6 .966 2.95 .974 5.49
1949 DET AL 33 3B 18 16 14 39 17 22 0 3 1.000 2.17 .960 3.15
1950 DET AL 34 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.20
1950 DET AL 34 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
10 Seasons SS 609 571 534 1.0 2914 1040 1719 155 395 .947 0.00 4.53 .956 5.40 5.14
6 Seasons 2B 90 75 66 400 170 215 15 43 .963 4.28 .973 5.59
5 Seasons 3B 52 44 39 1.0 129 50 75 4 9 .969 0.00 2.40 .954 3.60 3.17
1 Season P 6 0 0 19.1 7 0 6 1 0 .857 2.79 1.00 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT 757 690 639 21.1 3450 1260 2015 175 447 .949 2.53 4.33 .958 2.32 5.03 0 0 0
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 AL (31, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1945 AL  6.8 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1945 AL  6.8 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1945 AL  5.5 (2nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1945 AL  2.2 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1945 AL  .412 (1st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1945 AL  .410 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1945 AL  .822 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1946 AL  155 (1st)
1947 AL  158 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1946 AL  587 (2nd)
1947 AL  602 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1946 AL  703 (1st)
1947 AL  732 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1945 AL  81 (4th)
1946 AL  105 (3rd)
1947 AL  96 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1945 AL  11 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1945 AL  106 (2nd)
1946 AL  103 (3rd)
1947 AL  120 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1946 AL  69 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1946 AL  15 (3rd)
1947 AL  11 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1946 AL  116 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1945 AL  137 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1945 AL  79 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1945 AL  29 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  3.1 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1945 AL  239 (4th)
1946 AL  256 (4th)
1947 AL  248 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1945 AL  .680 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 AL  4 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1945 AL  7 (9th)
1946 AL  9 (4th)
1947 AL  10 (5th)
1949 AL  8 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1945 AL  9.9 (2nd)
1946 AL  10.4 (1st)
1947 AL  11.5 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1945 AL  43.0 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1946 AL  464 (1st)
1947 AL  508 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1945 AL  14.15 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 AL  1.3 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1945 AL  1.5 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1945 AL  459 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1945 AL  40 (2nd)
1946 AL  35 (2nd)
1947 AL  43 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  130 (3rd)
1946 AL  155 (1st)
1947 AL  158 (1st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  265 (2nd)
1946 AL  232 (5th)
1947 AL  268 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  459 (1st)
1946 AL  391 (4th)
1947 AL  441 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  40 (2nd)
1946 AL  35 (2nd)
1947 AL  43 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  112 (1st)
1946 AL  85 (5th)
1947 AL  94 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  5.57 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  .948 (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 - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 30 (809), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1842), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (161st), 10.9 career WAR/12.0 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 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
1943 27 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 28 Boston Red Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 29 Boston Red Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 30 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 31 Detroit Tigers $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 32 Detroit Tigers $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 33 Detroit Tigers $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 34 Detroit Tigers $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$81,500
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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Name and misspellings: Edward Eddie eddy edward Erving Sparky Lake

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