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Cookie Lavagetto    \lav-uh-JET-oh\

Harry Arthur Lavagetto

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 1, 1912 in Oakland, CA
High School: Technical HS (Oakland, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1934 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates 1934-1947

Final Game: September 28, 1947 (Age 34)
Died: August 10, 1990 in Orinda, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, St. Helena, CA
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Standard Batting

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
1934 21 PIT NL 87 336 304 41 67 16 3 3 46 6 32 39 .220 .295 .322 .617 63 98 3 0 0 4
1935 22 PIT NL 78 249 231 27 67 9 4 0 19 1 18 15 .290 .341 .364 .705 87 84 5 0 0 45
1936 23 PIT NL 60 213 197 21 48 15 2 2 26 0 15 13 .244 .300 .371 .671 78 73 4 1 0 45/6
1937 24 BRO NL 149 587 503 64 142 26 6 8 70 13 74 41 .282 .375 .406 .781 111 204 17 1 9 45
1938 25 BRO NL 137 562 487 68 133 34 6 6 79 15 68 31 .273 .364 .405 .769 109 197 12 2 5 *5/4 AS
1939 26 BRO NL 153 678 587 93 176 28 5 10 87 14 78 30 .300 .387 .416 .802 111 244 19 5 8 *5 AS,MVP-29
1940 27 BRO NL 118 523 448 56 115 21 3 4 43 4 70 32 .257 .361 .344 .705 90 154 12 3 2 *5 AS
1941 28 BRO NL 132 523 441 75 122 24 7 1 78 7 80 21 .277 .388 .370 .757 110 163 6 0 2 *5 AS,MVP-35
1942 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 33 BRO NL 88 287 242 36 57 9 1 3 27 3 38 17 .236 .339 .318 .657 86 77 7 0 6 5
1947 34 BRO NL 41 82 69 6 18 1 0 3 11 0 12 5 .261 .370 .406 .776 103 28 1 0 1 5/3
10 Yrs 1043 4040 3509 487 945 183 37 40 486 63 485 244 .269 .360 .377 .737 99 1322 86 12 33
162 Game Avg. 162 627 545 76 147 28 6 6 75 10 75 38 .269 .360 .377 .737 99 205 13 2 5
BRO (7 yrs) 818 3242 2777 398 763 143 28 35 395 56 420 177 .275 .372 .384 .756 105 1067 74 11 33
PIT (3 yrs) 225 798 732 89 182 40 9 5 91 7 65 67 .249 .311 .348 .659 75 255 12 1 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
1934 21 PIT NL 87 336 -16 -0 0 -8 3 -21 -2.2 10 -11 -1.1 .475 .487 -0.3 -0.5 -3 $2,400 4
1935 22 PIT NL 78 249 -4 0 0 -3 2 -5 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .494 .497 0.6 -0.1 6 45
1936 23 PIT NL 60 213 -6 0 0 -4 2 -8 -0.8 7 -1 -0.1 .486 .495 0.3 -0.2 3 45/6
1937 24 BRO NL 149 587 10 -1 0 -9 4 5 0.4 19 24 2.5 .504 .503 3.4 -0.5 33 45
1938 25 BRO NL 137 562 7 -0 0 -9 2 0 -0.2 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 2.8 -0.8 27 *5/4 AS
1939 26 BRO NL 153 678 12 -1 0 -1 2 12 1.1 21 34 3.4 .508 .508 3.6 -0.0 34 *5 AS,MVP-29
1940 27 BRO NL 118 523 -4 -0 0 -6 1 -9 -1.0 17 9 0.8 .492 .494 1.5 -0.6 15 *5 AS
1941 28 BRO NL 132 523 9 -1 0 0 1 9 0.9 18 27 2.7 .507 .506 2.8 0.0 27 *5 AS,MVP-35
1946 33 BRO NL 88 287 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.6 11 6 0.5 .493 .496 0.7 -0.2 8 5
1947 34 BRO NL 41 82 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .502 .500 0.4 0.0 4 5/3
10 Seasons 1043 4040 8 -3 0 -42 16 -21 -2.8 133 112 11.2 .498 .500 15.7 -2.9 154 $2,400
BRO (7 yrs) 818 3242 33 -3 0 -27 10 13 0.7 108 121 12.1 .502 .502 15.1 -2.1 148
PIT (3 yrs) 225 798 -26 0 0 -15 6 -34 -3.5 25 -9 -0.9 .485 .492 0.5 -0.8 6 $2,400

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1934 21 PIT NL 336 240 29 3.2 107 .244 .220 .291 .295 .346 .322 .413 .617 .760 63 .330 -16.1 -1.6 .567 .227 .102 4.0
1935 22 PIT NL 249 169 29 4.6 106 .310 .290 .289 .341 .345 .364 .412 .705 .757 87 .491 -4.2 -0.4 .609 .156 .074 .0
1936 23 PIT NL 213 153 22 3.9 105 .253 .244 .288 .300 .348 .371 .404 .671 .751 78 .413 -6.2 -0.6 .582 .203 .127 .0
1937 24 BRO NL 587 387 76 5.2 102 .295 .282 .281 .375 .343 .406 .399 .781 .742 111 .568 10.5 1.0 .772 .296 .123 9.9
1938 25 BRO NL 562 371 71 5.1 101 .282 .273 .278 .364 .343 .405 .396 .769 .739 109 .571 8.1 0.8 .770 .302 .131 8.6
1939 26 BRO NL 678 438 93 5.7 108 .303 .300 .286 .387 .353 .416 .409 .802 .762 111 .598 11.8 1.2 .793 .273 .116 11.7
1940 27 BRO NL 523 347 55 4.3 104 .269 .257 .280 .361 .346 .344 .403 .705 .748 90 .489 -3.6 -0.4 .670 .252 .087 4.0
1941 28 BRO NL 523 327 63 5.2 98 .289 .277 .272 .388 .343 .370 .383 .757 .726 110 .598 9.6 1.0 .769 .290 .093 1.8
1946 33 BRO NL 287 198 26 3.5 94 .243 .236 .264 .339 .339 .318 .369 .657 .709 86 .437 -3.4 -0.4 .615 .252 .083 3.0
1947 34 BRO NL 82 53 10 5.0 108 .246 .261 .278 .370 .353 .406 .412 .776 .765 103 .536 0.5 0.0 .769 .319 .145 .0
10 Yrs 4040 2683 474 4.7 103 .281 .269 .281 .360 .345 .377 .399 .737 .745 99 .529 7.0 0.7 .710 .264 .107 48.9
162 Game Avg. 627 417 74 4.7 103 .281 .269 .281 .360 .345 .377 .399 .737 .745 99 .529 1 0 .710 .264 .107 8
BRO (7 yrs) 3242 2121 394 5.0 102 .284 .275 .278 .372 .345 .384 .396 .756 .742 105 .558 33.6 3.3 .744 .281 .109 43.1
PIT (3 yrs) 798 562 80 3.8 106 .268 .249 .290 .311 .346 .348 .410 .659 .757 75 .404 -26.6 -2.6 .584 .198 .100 5.8

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
1941 28 BRO NL WS NYY L 3 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .250 .100 .350 1 1 0 0 0 0
1947 34 BRO NL WS NYY L 5 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .286 .429 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 8 19 17 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .118 .211 .176 .387 3 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 8 19 17 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .118 .211 .176 .387 3 1 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1938 BRO NL 25 DNP
1939 BRO NL 26 DNP
1940 BRO NL 27 as 3B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 BRO NL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (2 GP) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1934 21 PIT NL 336 0.9% 11.6% 9.5% 6.6% 33% 1.22 7.8 101.3 6.6 78%
1935 22 PIT NL 249 0.0% 6.0% 7.2% 5.2% 19% 0.83 15.4 12.2 87%
1936 23 PIT NL 213 0.9% 6.1% 7.0% 8.9% 40% 0.87 15.2 98.5 7.6 85%
1937 24 BRO NL 587 1.4% 7.0% 12.6% 6.8% 28% 0.55 12.3 62.9 7.2 77%
1938 25 BRO NL 562 1.1% 5.5% 12.1% 8.2% 35% 0.46 15.7 81.2 6.2 80%
1939 26 BRO NL 678 1.5% 4.4% 11.5% 6.3% 24% 0.38 19.6 58.7 6.7 81%
1940 27 BRO NL 523 0.8% 6.1% 13.4% 5.4% 24% 0.46 14.0 112.0 10.4 0.91 79%
1941 28 BRO NL 523 0.2% 4.0% 15.3% 6.1% 26% 0.26 21.0 441.0 5.7 0.71 80%
1946 33 BRO NL 287 1.1% 5.9% 13.2% 4.5% 23% 0.45 14.2 80.7 9.0 0.86 77%
1947 34 BRO NL 82 3.7% 6.1% 14.6% 4.9% 22% 0.42 13.8 23.0 6.3 0.52 74%
10 Yrs 4040 1.0% 6.0% 12.0% 6.4% 28% 0.50 14.4 87.7 7.2 0.80 80%
MLB Averages 1.4% 9.0% 8.8% 6.3% 27% 1.02 9.9 66.1 8.2 0.96 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1934 21 PIT NL -16.1 -1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 22 PIT NL -4.2 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 23 PIT NL -6.2 -0.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 24 BRO NL 10.5 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 25 BRO NL 8.1 0.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 26 BRO NL 11.8 1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 27 BRO NL -3.6 -0.4 539 -1.2 8.7 -9.9 1.09 -0.1 -1.0 -0.3 -0.0 0.97 -1.4 1.42 1
1941 28 BRO NL 9.6 1.0 535 3.2 11.3 -8.1 1.08 2.2 0.7 29.5 2.9 1.03 23.6 2.20 14
1946 33 BRO NL -3.4 -0.4 293 0.1 5.7 -5.6 1.23 0.4 -0.3 1.8 0.2 1.08 2.8 2.67 14
1947 34 BRO NL 0.5 0.0 83 0.6 2.1 -1.5 1.28 0.1 0.3 1.2 0.1 1.03 2.6 1.94 22
10 Yrs 7.0 0.7 1450 2.7 27.9 -25.1 1.13 2.6 -0.2 32.1 3.2 1.02 27.7 2.20 51

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 27 BRO NL 8 0 28% 238 4 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 2 5 51% 38 26 11 7 0 7 16 1 13
1941 28 BRO NL 13 0 37% 228 7 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 3 46% 32 24 8 6 3 3 18 3 15
1946 33 BRO NL 5 0 34% 107 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 3 1 1 5 80% 12 2 10 6 2 4 7 1 6
1947 34 BRO NL 1 0 11% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 27 0 32% 598 63 13 9 1 2 1 1 1 0 15 0 5 3 5 14 54% 85 54 30 19 5 14 41 5 34

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 27 BRO NL 523 24% 115 1 0 0 0 1.42 4 1 9 4 0 2 2 0 4 2 50% 108 12 11% 49 13 27% 335 41 12% 22 10 45% 18 11 61% 0
1941 28 BRO NL 523 36% 122 14 0 0 2 2.20 1 0 15 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 100% 112 6 5% 49 21 43% 406 81 20% 39 26 67% 22 10 45% 0
1946 33 BRO NL 283 53% 57 14 3 0 3 2.67 3 0 13 0 3 1 2 0 6 6 100% 72 7 10% 40 16 40% 226 30 13% 23 13 57% 14 8 57% 4
1947 34 BRO NL 82 79% 18 22 6 1 4 1.94 3 0 6 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 100% 18 1 6% 5 4 80% 73 9 12% 4 2 50% 3 3 100% 0
10 Yrs 1411 37% 945 51 9 1 9 2.20 40 1 43 6 5 14 13 0 13 33 254% 310 86 28% 143 54 38% 1040 161 15% 88 51 58% 57 32 56% 1244
MLB Averages 48% 336% 33% 35% 15% 52% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1934 21 87 336 304 41 67 16 3 3 46 6 32 39 .220 .295 .322 .617 63 98 3 0 0
1935 22 165 585 535 68 134 25 7 3 65 7 50 54 .250 .315 .340 .655 73 182 8 0 0
1936 23 225 798 732 89 182 40 9 5 91 7 65 67 .249 .311 .348 .659 75 255 12 1 0
1937 24 374 1385 1235 153 324 66 15 13 161 20 139 108 .262 .338 .372 .710 90 459 29 2 9
1938 25 511 1947 1722 221 457 100 21 19 240 35 207 139 .265 .346 .381 .727 95 656 41 4 14
1939 26 664 2625 2309 314 633 128 26 29 327 49 285 169 .274 .356 .390 .746 99 900 60 9 22
1940 27 782 3148 2757 370 748 149 29 33 370 53 355 201 .271 .357 .382 .739 98 1054 72 12 24
1941 28 914 3671 3198 445 870 173 36 34 448 60 435 222 .272 .361 .381 .742 99 1217 78 12 26
1942 29 914 3671 3198 445 870 173 36 34 448 60 435 222 .272 .361 .381 .742 99 1217 78 12 26
1943 30 914 3671 3198 445 870 173 36 34 448 60 435 222 .272 .361 .381 .742 99 1217 78 12 26
1944 31 914 3671 3198 445 870 173 36 34 448 60 435 222 .272 .361 .381 .742 99 1217 78 12 26
1945 32 914 3671 3198 445 870 173 36 34 448 60 435 222 .272 .361 .381 .742 99 1217 78 12 26
1946 33 1002 3958 3440 481 927 182 37 37 475 63 473 239 .269 .360 .376 .736 98 1294 85 12 32
1947 34 1043 4040 3509 487 945 183 37 40 486 63 485 244 .269 .360 .377 .737 99 1322 86 12 33

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1934 21 93 352 320 39 67 16 3 3 44 6 32 42 .209 .281 .306 .588 28 87
1935 22 82 257 239 26 66 9 4 0 18 1 18 16 .276 .327 .347 .674 27 78
1936 23 63 220 204 20 48 15 2 2 25 0 15 14 .235 .291 .358 .649 21 60
1937 24 157 614 527 65 147 27 6 8 71 13 77 43 .279 .372 .398 .770 78 149
1938 25 145 591 513 70 138 35 6 6 81 16 71 33 .269 .360 .396 .756 73 137
1939 26 161 703 611 92 179 28 5 10 86 14 79 32 .293 .378 .404 .783 93 153
1940 27 124 543 467 56 117 21 3 4 43 4 71 34 .251 .353 .334 .687 55 118
1941 28 137 542 457 78 126 25 7 1 81 7 83 22 .276 .387 .368 .755 65 132
1946 33 92 304 256 42 63 10 1 3 31 3 42 18 .246 .352 .328 .680 30 88
1947 34 43 84 71 6 18 1 0 3 11 0 12 5 .254 .361 .394 .756 10 41
10 Yrs 1097 4210 3665 494 969 187 37 40 491 64 500 259 .264 .355 .368 .723 480 1043
162 Game Avg. 162 622 541 73 143 28 5 6 73 9 74 38 .264 .355 .368 .723 71 1043



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (29, 1%)
1941 NL (35, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Games Played s c a p y
1937 NL  149 (9th)
1939 NL  153 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1939 NL  587 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1939 NL  678 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1939 NL  176 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1938 NL  34 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1938 NL  79 (10th)
1939 NL  87 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 NL  74 (6th)
1938 NL  68 (7th)
1939 NL  78 (5th)
1940 NL  70 (8th)
1941 NL  80 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1937 NL  13 (3rd)
1938 NL  15 (2nd)
1939 NL  14 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1939 NL  133 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1939 NL  93 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1939 NL  259 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 NL  5 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1937 NL  17 (3rd)
1939 NL  19 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1937 NL  9.9 (5th)
1938 NL  8.6 (6th)
1939 NL  11.7 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1939 NL  438 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1941 NL  29.48 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  3.2 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 NL  2.2 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1941 NL  2.9 (4th)

                           

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 - 32 (768), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1008), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (173rd), 11.2 career WAR/12.1 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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