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Cliff Lee

Clifford Walker Lee

Positions: Outfielder, First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 4, 1896 in Lexington, NE (All Transactions)
Debut: May 15, 1919 (Age 22.284)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Indians/Pirates/Reds 1919-1926

Final Game: September 8, 1926 (Age 30.035)
Died: April 25, 1980 in Denver, CO
Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO
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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
1919 22 PIT NL 42 120 112 5 22 2 4 0 2 2 6 8 .196 .237 .286 .523 54 32 0 2 2/O879
1920 23 PIT NL 37 80 76 9 18 2 2 0 8 0 1 4 14 .237 .275 .316 .591 67 24 0 1 2/O87
1921 24 PHI NL 88 304 286 31 88 14 4 4 29 5 2 13 34 .308 .338 .427 .764 95 122 0 5 3O9/278
1922 25 PHI NL 122 463 422 65 136 29 6 17 77 2 3 32 43 .322 .371 .540 .912 125 228 1 7 O73/95
1923 26 PHI NL 107 382 355 54 114 20 4 11 47 3 3 20 39 .321 .357 .493 .850 113 175 0 7 O793
1924 27 TOT NL 27 65 62 5 16 4 2 1 9 0 1 2 7 .258 .281 .435 .717 82 27 0 1 9O/3
1924 27 PHI NL 21 59 56 4 14 3 2 1 7 0 1 2 5 .250 .276 .429 .704 78 24 0 1 9O/3
1924 27 CIN NL 6 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 121 3 0 0 /O9
1925 28 CLE AL 77 258 230 43 74 15 6 4 42 2 1 21 33 .322 .378 .491 .870 118 113 0 7 O98
1926 29 CLE AL 21 46 40 4 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 6 8 .175 .283 .275 .558 45 11 0 0 /O7298
8 Yrs 521 1718 1583 216 475 87 28 38 216 14 11 104 186 .300 .344 .462 .806 105 732 1 30
162 Game Avg. 162 534 492 67 148 27 9 12 67 4 32 58 .300 .344 .462 .806 105 228 0 9
PHI (4 yrs) 338 1208 1119 154 352 66 16 33 160 10 9 67 121 .315 .354 .491 .844 112 549 1 20
PIT (2 yrs) 79 200 188 14 40 4 6 0 10 2 1 10 22 .213 .253 .298 .550 60 56 0 3
CLE (2 yrs) 98 304 270 47 81 16 6 5 44 2 1 27 41 .300 .364 .459 .823 108 124 0 7
CIN (1 yr) 6 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 121 3 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 423 1414 1313 169 394 71 22 33 172 12 10 77 145 .300 .339 .463 .802 105 608 1 23
AL (2 yrs) 98 304 270 47 81 16 6 5 44 2 1 27 41 .300 .364 .459 .823 108 124 0 7

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
1919 22 PIT NL 42 120 -6 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.8 4 -2 -0.3 .483 .496 -0.2 -0.0 -1 2/O879
1920 23 PIT NL 37 80 -3 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.1 0.1 -0 2/O87
1921 24 PHI NL 88 304 -3 1 0 -5 -3 -10 -1.1 9 -0 -0.1 .488 .494 0.5 -0.9 4 3O9/278
1922 25 PHI NL 122 463 14 0 0 -4 -5 5 0.5 14 19 1.9 .504 .503 2.3 -0.8 23 O73/95
1923 26 PHI NL 107 382 5 0 0 -8 -5 -7 -0.7 12 4 0.4 .493 .496 1.2 -1.2 12 O793
1924 27 PHI NL 21 59 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 9O/3
1924 27 CIN NL 6 6 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O9
1925 28 CLE AL 77 258 5 1 0 -2 -3 0 0.1 10 10 1.0 .501 .500 1.2 -0.5 12 O98
1926 29 CLE AL 21 46 -3 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O7298
8 Seasons 521 1718 6 2 0 -20 -15 -27 -3.0 55 28 2.6 .494 .498 4.6 -3.5 48
PHI (4 yrs) 338 1208 14 1 0 -17 -14 -15 -1.6 37 22 2.1 .495 .498 3.9 -3.0 39
PIT (2 yrs) 79 200 -9 -0 0 -1 2 -9 -1.1 6 -2 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.3 0.1 -1
CLE (2 yrs) 98 304 2 1 0 -2 -3 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .497 .500 1.0 -0.5 10
CIN (1 yr) 6 6 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1919 PIT NL 22 C 28 22 21 106 85 17 4 0 .962 3.64 .972 5.39 4 20 10 33% 44%
1919 PIT NL 22 OF 6 3 3 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.83 .964 2.27
1919 PIT NL 22 CF 2 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .968 2.60
1919 PIT NL 22 LF 2 2 2 8 7 0 1 0 .875 3.50 .966 2.20
1919 PIT NL 22 RF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
1920 PIT NL 23 C 19 13 13 77 51 24 2 3 .974 3.95 .968 5.31 3 15 16 52% 46%
1920 PIT NL 23 OF 2 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.35
1920 PIT NL 23 CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.80
1920 PIT NL 23 LF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.20
1921 PHI NL 24 1B 48 45 44 529 502 20 7 35 .987 10.88 .990 10.79
1921 PHI NL 24 OF 27 24 23 45 40 2 3 0 .933 1.56 .965 2.40
1921 PHI NL 24 RF 24 22 21 37 33 2 2 0 .946 1.46 .964 2.08
1921 PHI NL 24 C 2 0 0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 3.50 .971 4.85 0 2 3 60% 49%
1921 PHI NL 24 LF 2 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.50 .962 2.35
1921 PHI NL 24 CF 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .968 2.80
1922 PHI NL 25 OF 89 88 87 183 167 10 6 3 .967 1.99 .962 2.40
1922 PHI NL 25 LF 83 82 81 168 152 10 6 3 .964 1.95 .958 2.22
1922 PHI NL 25 1B 18 14 14 183 173 7 3 16 .984 10.00 .990 10.67
1922 PHI NL 25 RF 6 6 6 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .955 2.18
1922 PHI NL 25 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 3.00
1923 PHI NL 26 OF 83 76 62 146 136 4 6 1 .959 1.69 .964 2.44
1923 PHI NL 26 LF 50 47 40 94 89 1 4 0 .957 1.80 .966 2.26
1923 PHI NL 26 RF 35 29 22 52 47 3 2 1 .962 1.43 .958 2.18
1923 PHI NL 26 1B 16 11 9 142 131 9 2 10 .986 8.75 .990 10.56
1924 TOT NL 27 RF 15 9 6 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.60 .966 2.06
1924 TOT NL 27 OF 14 9 6 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.71 .965 2.39
1924 PHI NL 27 RF 14 9 6 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.71 .966 2.06
1924 PHI NL 27 OF 13 9 6 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.85 .965 2.39
1924 PHI NL 27 1B 4 4 3 43 41 2 0 4 1.000 10.75 .989 10.72
1924 CIN NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1924 CIN NL 27 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1925 CLE AL 28 OF 70 52 39 143 129 7 7 2 .951 1.94 .965 2.43
1925 CLE AL 28 RF 56 43 31 114 100 7 7 2 .939 1.91 .966 2.08
1925 CLE AL 28 CF 14 9 8 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 2.07 .971 2.89
1926 CLE AL 29 OF 9 5 4 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 2.56 .966 2.34
1926 CLE AL 29 LF 6 5 4 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .965 2.30
1926 CLE AL 29 C 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .980 4.67 0 1 0 0% 43%
1926 CLE AL 29 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.00
1926 CLE AL 29 CF 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .970 2.70
8 Seasons OF 300 258 225 580 533 24 23 6 .960 1.86 .964 2.41
6 Seasons LF 144 137 128 294 271 11 12 3 .959 1.96 .961 2.24
7 Seasons RF 140 109 86 245 221 13 11 3 .955 1.67 .963 2.11
4 Seasons 1B 86 74 70 897 847 38 12 65 .987 10.29 .990 10.72
4 Seasons C 52 37 35 192 142 44 6 3 .969 3.58 .970 5.30 7 38 29 43% 45%
5 Seasons CF 19 12 11 44 44 0 0 0 1.000 2.32 .970 2.84
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 3.00
8 Seasons TOT 439 369 330 1670 1522 106 42 74 .975 3.71 .979 4.38 7 38 29 43% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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

Slugging % s c a p y
1922 NL  .540 (3rd)
1923 NL  .493 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1922 NL  .912 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1922 NL  17 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1922 NL  43 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1922 NL  125 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1922 NL  52 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1922 NL  .683 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1922 NL  24.8 (3rd)
1923 NL  32.3 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  3 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  1.95 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1058), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1016), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (370th), 2.6 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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