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Buddy Lewis

John Kelly Lewis Jr.

Positions: Third Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 10, 1916 in Gaston County, NC
High School: Lowell HS (Lowell, NC)
School: Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1935 (Age 19.037, 6,603rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Team: Senators 1935-1949

Last Game: September 30, 1949 (Age 33.051)
Died: February 18, 2011 in Gastonia, NC
Cremated
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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
1935 18 WSH AL 8 28 28 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .107 .107 .107 .214 -44 3 0 0 /5
1936 19 WSH AL 143 657 601 100 175 21 13 6 67 6 6 47 46 .291 .347 .399 .746 88 240 4 5 *5
1937 20 WSH AL 156 733 668 107 210 32 6 10 79 11 5 52 44 .314 .367 .425 .792 102 284 3 10 *5 MVP-16
1938 ★ 21 WSH AL 151 724 656 122 194 35 9 12 91 17 9 58 35 .296 .354 .431 .785 103 283 1 9 *5 AS,MVP-24
1939 22 WSH AL 140 629 536 87 171 23 16 10 75 10 9 72 27 .319 .402 .478 .879 132 256 7 2 19 *5
1940 23 WSH AL 148 680 600 101 190 38 10 6 63 15 10 74 36 .317 .393 .443 .836 123 266 10 1 4 *O95
1941 24 WSH AL 149 653 569 97 169 29 11 9 72 10 7 82 30 .297 .386 .434 .820 121 247 14 0 2 O95
1945 28 WSH AL 69 307 258 42 86 14 7 2 37 1 2 37 15 .333 .423 .465 .888 168 120 5 3 8 O9
1946 29 WSH AL 150 656 582 82 170 28 13 7 45 5 3 59 26 .292 .359 .421 .780 123 245 10 2 13 *O9/78
1947 ★ 30 WSH AL 140 568 506 67 132 15 4 6 48 6 6 51 27 .261 .330 .342 .672 89 173 17 1 10 *O9 AS
1949 32 WSH AL 95 304 257 25 63 14 4 3 28 2 2 41 12 .245 .355 .366 .721 93 94 6 3 3 O9
11 Yrs 1349 5939 5261 830 1563 249 93 71 607 83 59 573 303 .297 .368 .420 .789 111 2211 69 20 83
162 Game Avg. 162 713 632 100 188 30 11 9 73 10 7 69 36 .297 .368 .420 .789 111 266 2 10

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
1935 18 WSH AL 8 28 -6 0 0 0 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .428 .496 -0.5 0.0 -5 /5
1936 19 WSH AL 143 657 -10 -1 0 8 3 -1 -0.1 23 22 2.1 .500 .500 1.4 0.9 14 *5
1937 20 WSH AL 156 733 4 1 0 -3 3 5 0.4 25 29 2.8 .503 .503 3.1 -0.0 32 *5 MVP-16
1938 ★ 21 WSH AL 151 724 4 -0 0 -2 2 4 0.4 24 28 2.6 .502 .502 2.8 0.1 30 *5 AS,MVP-24
1939 22 WSH AL 140 629 30 -2 0 9 1 39 3.6 22 61 5.7 .525 .522 4.8 1.0 52 *5
1940 23 WSH AL 148 680 24 -1 0 -4 -5 15 1.4 22 37 3.5 .510 .509 3.8 -0.8 41 *O95
1941 24 WSH AL 149 653 20 -0 0 0 -4 16 1.5 22 38 3.7 .510 .510 3.7 -0.4 38 O95
1945 28 WSH AL 69 307 22 -0 0 3 -3 22 2.4 9 30 3.3 .536 .515 3.0 -0.1 27 O9
1946 29 WSH AL 150 656 19 1 0 -2 -7 10 1.1 20 30 3.0 .508 .507 3.3 -1.0 32 *O9/78
1947 ★ 30 WSH AL 140 568 -6 -1 0 -5 -6 -17 -2.0 16 -1 -0.3 .486 .488 0.3 -1.3 4 *O9 AS
1949 32 WSH AL 95 304 -1 -1 1 4 -3 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .500 0.4 0.1 4 $16,000 O9
11 Seasons 1349 5939 101 -5 1 8 -19 86 8.2 193 278 26.7 .506 .505 26.1 -1.3 271 $16,000

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
1935 WSH AL 18 3B 6 6 6 17 5 11 1 1 .941 2.67 .947 3.05
1936 WSH AL 19 3B 139 139 136 481 152 297 32 24 .933 3.23 .946 3.13
1937 WSH AL 20 3B 156 156 156 468 146 293 29 32 .938 2.81 .946 3.15 MVP-16
1938 WSH AL 21 3B 151 151 151 537 161 329 47 32 .912 3.25 .941 3.14 AS,MVP-24
1939 WSH AL 22 3B 134 134 132 480 122 326 32 31 .933 3.34 .943 3.15
1940 WSH AL 23 OF 112 111 109 226 206 11 9 1 .960 1.94 .970 2.40
1940 WSH AL 23 RF 112 111 109 226 206 11 9 1 .960 1.94 .970 2.08
1940 WSH AL 23 3B 36 36 36 120 42 72 6 11 .950 3.17 .937 3.21
1941 WSH AL 24 OF 96 94 94 252 229 16 7 3 .972 2.55 .973 2.41
1941 WSH AL 24 RF 96 94 94 248 223 18 7 3 .972 2.51 .969 2.13
1941 WSH AL 24 3B 49 49 47 155 51 87 17 10 .890 2.82 .947 3.28
1945 WSH AL 28 OF 69 69 65 162 151 8 3 3 .981 2.30 .978 2.40
1945 WSH AL 28 RF 69 69 65 160 150 7 3 3 .981 2.28 .974 2.13
1946 WSH AL 29 OF 145 145 141 330 304 16 10 5 .970 2.21 .977 2.36
1946 WSH AL 29 RF 137 137 134 318 293 16 9 5 .972 2.26 .972 2.09
1946 WSH AL 29 LF 8 8 7 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1.75 .974 2.24
1946 WSH AL 29 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
1947 WSH AL 30 OF 130 129 125 279 259 11 9 2 .968 2.08 .979 2.47 AS
1947 WSH AL 30 RF 130 129 125 275 256 10 9 2 .967 2.05 .977 2.11 AS
1949 WSH AL 32 OF 67 62 53 143 136 4 3 1 .979 2.09 .980 2.44
1949 WSH AL 32 RF 67 62 53 140 134 3 3 1 .979 2.04 .978 2.06
7 Seasons 3B 671 671 664 2258 679 1415 164 141 .927 3.12 .944 3.16
6 Seasons OF 619 610 587 1392 1285 66 41 15 .971 2.18 .976 2.41
6 Seasons RF 611 602 580 1367 1262 65 40 15 .971 2.17 .973 2.10
1 Season LF 8 8 7 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1.75 .974 2.24
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
11 Seasons TOT 1290 1281 1251 3650 1964 1481 205 156 .944 2.67 .956 2.80
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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))
1937 AL (16, 9%)
1938 AL (24, 1%)
0.10 Career Shares (945th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1939 AL  5.7 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 AL  5.7 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1939 AL  4.8 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1936 AL  1.0 (9th)
1939 AL  1.0 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1940 AL  .317 (10th)
Career  .297 (250th)

Games Played s c a p y
1937 AL  156 (2nd)
1938 AL  151 (7th)
1941 AL  149 (10th)
1946 AL  150 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1937 AL  668 (1st)
1938 AL  656 (2nd)
1940 AL  600 (7th)
1946 AL  582 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1937 AL  733 (3rd)
1938 AL  724 (2nd)
1940 AL  680 (6th)
1946 AL  656 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1938 AL  122 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1937 AL  210 (4th)
1938 AL  194 (7th)
1940 AL  190 (9th)
1941 AL  169 (9th)
1946 AL  170 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1946 AL  245 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1938 AL  35 (9th)
1940 AL  38 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1936 AL  13 (5th)
1938 AL  9 (9th)
1939 AL  16 (1st)
1940 AL  10 (9th)
1941 AL  11 (4th)
1945 AL  7 (8th)
1946 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  93 (195th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1938 AL  17 (4th)
1940 AL  15 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1937 AL  162 (1st)
1938 AL  138 (6th)
1940 AL  136 (7th)
1941 AL  120 (8th)
1946 AL  122 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1939 AL  132 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  27 (10th)
1940 AL  23 (10th)
1945 AL  24 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1939 AL  2.5 (10th)
1940 AL  2.2 (10th)
1945 AL  2.5 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1940 AL  265 (6th)
1941 AL  251 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 AL  4 (10th)
1945 AL  3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1937 AL  10 (9th)
1939 AL  19 (4th)
1946 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1947 AL  17 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1938 AL  9 (4th)
1939 AL  9 (7th)
1940 AL  10 (1st)
1941 AL  7 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1938 AL  14.1 (4th)
1941 AL  9.5 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1939 AL  19.9 (7th)
1941 AL  19.0 (9th)
1946 AL  22.4 (5th)
1947 AL  18.7 (8th)
Career  17.4 (182nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1936 AL  437 (10th)
1937 AL  473 (2nd)
1938 AL  480 (2nd)
1946 AL  438 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  11.82 (8th)
1945 AL  22.69 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.5 (4th)
1945 AL  1.9 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.6 (2nd)
1945 AL  2.5 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.2 (8th)
1945 AL  2.5 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1936 AL  32 (5th)
1938 AL  47 (1st)
1939 AL  32 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  139 (5th)
1937 AL  156 (1st)
1938 AL  151 (1st)
1939 AL  134 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  152 (5th)
1937 AL  146 (4th)
1938 AL  161 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  297 (3rd)
1937 AL  293 (3rd)
1938 AL  329 (1st)
1939 AL  326 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  32 (1st)
1937 AL  29 (2nd)
1938 AL  47 (1st)
1939 AL  32 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  24 (4th)
1937 AL  32 (2nd)
1938 AL  32 (1st)
1939 AL  31 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  112 (3rd)
1946 AL  137 (1st)
1947 AL  130 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  206 (3rd)
1941 AL  223 (5th)
1946 AL  293 (1st)
1947 AL  256 (2nd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  11 (1st)
1941 AL  18 (1st)
1946 AL  16 (1st)
1947 AL  10 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  9 (2nd)
1941 AL  7 (5th)
1946 AL  9 (1st)
1947 AL  9 (1st)
Career  40 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (3rd)
1945 AL  3 (1st)
1946 AL  5 (1st)
1947 AL  2 (3rd)
Career  15 (98th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  145 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1941 AL  16 (5th)
1946 AL  16 (1st)
1947 AL  11 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  10 (3rd)
1947 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (5th)
1946 AL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1936 AL  3.23 (2nd)
1938 AL  3.25 (1st)
1939 AL  3.34 (2nd)
Career  3.12 (58th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1937 AL  .938 (5th)
1939 AL  .933 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  1.94 (5th)
1941 AL  2.51 (1st)
1946 AL  2.26 (1st)
1947 AL  2.05 (4th)
Career  2.17 (15th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  .960 (3rd)
1946 AL  .972 (2nd)
1947 AL  .967 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1916-08-10 (2nd)
1936 AL  born 1916-08-10 (3rd)
1937 AL  born 1916-08-10 (7th)


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 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 45 (567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 34 (575), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (696), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (77th), 26.7 career WAR/24.6 7yr-peak WAR/25.6 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
1949 32 Washington Senators $16,000 ? 3/9/49 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,000
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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