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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 21.137, 6,395th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates 1934-1947

Last Game: September 28, 1947 (Age 34.301)
Died: August 10, 1990 in Orinda, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, St. Helena, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1163. Joe Pepitone… #1164. Lee Maye… #1165. Milton Bradley… #1166. COOKIE LAVAGETTO… #1167. Bucky Dent… #1168. Ron Hassey… #1169. Ping Bodie… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 or minor leagues (Military Service)
1943 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor 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

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
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
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
2 WS 8 19 17 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .118 .211 .176 .387 3 1 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
1934 PIT NL 21 2B 83 79 76 466 214 234 18 39 .961 5.40 .965 5.88
1935 PIT NL 22 2B 42 41 38 223 92 120 11 10 .951 5.05 .963 5.76
1935 PIT NL 22 3B 15 14 14 35 8 23 4 0 .886 2.07 .941 2.86
1936 PIT NL 23 2B 37 33 33 205 85 110 10 24 .951 5.27 .963 5.94
1936 PIT NL 23 3B 13 11 11 40 15 21 4 0 .900 2.77 .947 2.67
1936 PIT NL 23 SS 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 .333 1.00 .947 5.40
1937 BRO NL 24 2B 100 95 93 551 229 294 28 56 .949 5.23 .959 5.70
1937 BRO NL 24 3B 45 44 38 132 52 74 6 8 .955 2.80 .954 2.87
1938 BRO NL 25 3B 132 130 121 393 136 229 28 26 .929 2.77 .945 3.03 AS
1938 BRO NL 25 2B 4 3 2 17 6 11 0 2 1.000 4.25 .969 5.75 AS
1939 BRO NL 26 3B 149 149 141 465 163 278 24 28 .948 2.96 .942 3.00 AS,MVP-29
1940 BRO NL 27 3B 116 116 115 352 137 191 24 12 .932 2.83 .948 3.01 AS
1941 BRO NL 28 3B 120 116 114 354 117 215 22 17 .938 2.77 .949 3.33 AS,MVP-35
1946 BRO NL 33 3B 67 63 57 192 70 108 14 11 .927 2.66 .952 3.08
1947 BRO NL 34 3B 18 11 9 51 20 29 2 3 .961 2.72 .947 3.06
1947 BRO NL 34 1B 3 2 2 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 7.33 .991 9.63
9 Seasons 3B 675 654 620 2014 718 1168 128 105 .936 2.79 .947 3.06
5 Seasons 2B 266 251 242 1462 626 769 67 131 .954 5.24 .962 5.80
1 Season 1B 3 2 2 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 7.33 .991 9.63
1 Season SS 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 .333 1.00 .947 5.40
10 Seasons TOT 945 907 864 3501 1364 1940 197 237 .944 3.50 .954 3.85
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 ( 1.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (29, 1%)
1941 NL (35, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

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)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1937 NL  34 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1934 NL  18 (3rd)
1937 NL  28 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  132 (4th)
1939 NL  149 (2nd)
1940 NL  116 (4th)
1941 NL  120 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  136 (3rd)
1939 NL  163 (3rd)
1940 NL  137 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  229 (5th)
1939 NL  278 (2nd)
1940 NL  191 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  28 (1st)
1939 NL  24 (2nd)
1940 NL  24 (1st)
1941 NL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  26 (1st)
1939 NL  28 (2nd)
1946 NL  11 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  2.77 (5th)
1939 NL  2.96 (4th)
1940 NL  2.83 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1939 NL  .948 (3rd)
1940 NL  .932 (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 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1012), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (177th), 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

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
1934 21 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,400 ? Contract at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,400
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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