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Ralph LaPointe

Raoul Robert LaPointe

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 8, 1922 in Winooski, VT
High School: Winooski HS (Winooski, VT)
School: University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 25.097, 7,934th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies 1947-1948

Final Game: September 29, 1948 (Age 26.265)
Died: September 13, 1967 in Burlington, VT
Buried: St. Stephen Cemetery, Winooski, VT
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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
1947 25 PHI NL 56 230 211 33 65 7 0 1 15 8 17 15 .308 .362 .355 .718 95 75 0 1 1 6
1948 26 STL NL 87 245 222 27 50 3 0 0 15 1 18 19 .225 .283 .239 .522 39 53 1 0 5 46/5
2 Yrs 143 475 433 60 115 10 0 1 30 9 35 34 .266 .322 .296 .618 66 128 1 1 6
162 Game Avg. 162 538 491 68 130 11 0 1 34 10 40 39 .266 .322 .296 .618 66 145 1 1 7
PHI (1 yr) 56 230 211 33 65 7 0 1 15 8 17 15 .308 .362 .355 .718 95 75 0 1 1
STL (1 yr) 87 245 222 27 50 3 0 0 15 1 18 19 .225 .283 .239 .522 39 53 1 0 5

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 PHI NL 56 230 -0 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .506 .502 1.2 0.4 12 6
1948 26 STL NL 87 245 -18 -0 0 -2 4 -16 -1.8 10 -7 -0.8 .480 .489 -0.5 0.2 -5 46/5
2 Seasons 143 475 -19 -0 0 -2 7 -13 -1.4 19 5 0.5 .490 .494 0.7 0.6 7
PHI (1 yr) 56 230 -0 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .506 .502 1.2 0.4 12
STL (1 yr) 87 245 -18 -0 0 -2 4 -16 -1.8 10 -7 -0.8 .480 .489 -0.5 0.2 -5

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
1947 PHI NL 25 SS 54 51 46 251 82 158 11 25 .956 4.44 .963 5.11
1948 STL NL 26 2B 44 35 31 230 114 108 8 24 .965 5.05 .971 5.40
1948 STL NL 26 SS 25 13 13 82 28 50 4 12 .951 3.12 .959 4.98
1948 STL NL 26 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
2 Seasons SS 79 64 59 333 110 208 15 37 .955 4.03 .962 5.07
1 Season 2B 44 35 31 230 114 108 8 24 .965 5.05 .971 5.40
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
2 Seasons TOT 124 99 90 564 225 316 23 61 .959 4.36 .966 5.17
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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (429th), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Ralph Raoul ralf Ralph Robert LaPointe

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