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Johnny Lipon    \LIPP-on\

John Joseph Lipon (Skids)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 10, 1922 in Martins Ferry, OH
High School: Chadsey HS (Detroit, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 16, 1942 (Age 19.279)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Browns/Redlegs 1942-1954

Final Game: April 25, 1954 (Age 31.166)
Died: August 17, 1998 in Houston, TX
Buried: Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, TX
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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
1942 19 DET AL 34 140 131 5 25 2 0 0 9 1 3 7 7 .191 .232 .206 .438 20 27 1 0 2 6
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 23 DET AL 14 25 20 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 .300 .440 .300 .740 103 6 0 0 0 /65
1948 25 DET AL 121 541 458 65 133 18 8 5 52 4 4 68 22 .290 .384 .397 .782 105 182 9 2 13 *6/45
1949 26 DET AL 127 525 439 57 110 14 6 3 59 2 4 75 24 .251 .362 .330 .693 84 145 16 2 9 *6
1950 27 DET AL 147 701 601 104 176 27 6 2 63 9 6 81 26 .293 .378 .368 .745 89 221 20 1 18 *6
1951 28 DET AL 129 549 487 56 129 15 1 0 38 7 6 49 27 .265 .335 .300 .634 72 146 7 2 11 *6
1952 29 TOT AL 118 431 370 42 78 12 3 0 30 4 2 48 26 .211 .301 .259 .561 54 96 7 0 14 *6/5
1952 29 DET AL 39 153 136 17 30 4 2 0 12 3 1 16 6 .221 .303 .279 .582 63 38 3 0 2 6
1952 29 BOS AL 79 278 234 25 48 8 1 0 18 1 1 32 20 .205 .301 .248 .549 49 58 4 0 12 6/5
1953 30 TOT AL 67 175 154 18 33 7 0 0 14 1 0 14 17 .214 .280 .260 .540 44 40 5 0 7 6/54
1953 30 BOS AL 60 166 145 18 31 7 0 0 13 1 0 14 16 .214 .283 .262 .545 45 38 5 0 7 6
1953 30 SLB AL 7 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 19 2 0 0 0 /54
1954 31 CIN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 758 3088 2661 351 690 95 24 10 266 28 25 347 152 .259 .346 .324 .671 78 863 65 7 74 0
162 Game Avg. 162 660 569 75 147 20 5 2 57 6 5 74 32 .259 .346 .324 .671 78 184 14 1 16
DET (7 yrs) 611 2634 2272 308 609 80 23 10 234 26 24 301 115 .268 .355 .337 .692 83 765 56 7 55
BOS (2 yrs) 139 444 379 43 79 15 1 0 31 2 1 46 36 .208 .294 .253 .547 48 96 9 0 19
CIN (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 7 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 19 2 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 757 3087 2660 351 690 95 24 10 266 28 25 347 152 .259 .346 .324 .671 78 863 65 7 74
NL (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 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
1942 19 DET AL 34 140 -14 -1 0 -4 2 -16 -1.8 4 -12 -1.4 .448 .489 -1.0 -0.2 -8 6
1946 23 DET AL 14 25 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /65
1948 25 DET AL 121 541 6 -0 -0 -1 8 12 1.2 15 28 2.7 .510 .507 2.8 0.7 29 *6/45
1949 26 DET AL 127 525 -7 -2 -2 3 8 -1 -0.1 15 15 1.4 .500 .500 1.1 1.1 12 *6
1950 27 DET AL 147 701 -6 -0 -2 6 10 7 0.8 20 27 2.7 .505 .504 2.0 1.5 21 *6
1951 28 DET AL 129 549 -16 0 -0 -6 8 -14 -1.5 17 2 0.2 .489 .491 0.7 0.2 8 *6
1952 29 DET AL 39 153 -6 0 -1 -3 2 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .480 .495 -0.0 -0.1 1 6
1952 29 BOS AL 79 278 -16 1 -0 5 4 -5 -0.6 9 3 0.2 .492 .496 -0.3 1.0 -2 6/5
1953 30 BOS AL 60 166 -9 0 -0 4 3 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 -0.1 0.7 -1 6
1953 30 SLB AL 7 9 -1 -0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /54
1954 31 CIN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
9 Seasons 758 3088 -69 -3 -5 4 46 -27 -3.1 91 64 5.8 .496 .499 5.2 5.1 60
DET (7 yrs) 611 2634 -43 -4 -5 -6 39 -19 -2.2 77 58 5.3 .496 .500 5.8 3.2 64
BOS (2 yrs) 139 444 -25 1 -0 9 7 -8 -0.9 14 6 0.5 .494 .497 -0.5 1.8 -3
CIN (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
SLB (1 yr) 7 9 -1 -0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1942 DET AL 19 SS 34 34 32 199 85 103 11 24 .945 5.53 .949 5.01
1946 DET AL 23 SS 8 0 0 30 14 14 2 5 .933 3.50 .954 4.97
1946 DET AL 23 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.10
1948 DET AL 25 SS 117 116 113 574 211 346 17 63 .970 4.76 .964 5.17
1948 DET AL 25 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1948 DET AL 25 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 3.00
1949 DET AL 26 SS 120 119 117 626 240 364 22 92 .965 5.03 .963 5.17
1950 DET AL 27 SS 147 147 145 1316.0 789 273 483 33 126 .958 5.17 5.14 .961 5.05 4.96
1951 DET AL 28 SS 125 122 116 1095.2 641 244 364 33 80 .949 4.99 4.86 .961 5.20 5.17
1952 TOT AL 29 SS 108 100 95 911.1 527 198 319 10 65 .981 5.11 4.79 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 DET AL 29 SS 39 35 35 319.1 185 80 101 4 12 .978 5.10 4.64 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 BOS AL 29 SS 69 65 60 592.0 342 118 218 6 53 .982 5.11 4.87 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 BOS AL 29 3B 7 3 3 39.0 16 4 11 1 2 .938 3.46 2.14 .953 3.30 3.29
1953 BOS AL 30 SS 58 45 30 408.2 247 85 150 12 26 .951 4 12 5.18 4.05 .966 5.11 5.08
1953 SLB AL 30 3B 6 2 2 25.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 48 1.44 0.67 .958 3.38 3.37
1953 SLB AL 30 2B 1 0 0 4.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 4.00 .980 5.61 5.60
8 Seasons SS 717 683 648 3731.2 3633 1350 2143 140 481 .961 4 1 5.10 4.87 .962 5.07 5.08
4 Seasons 3B 15 5 5 64.0 23 5 17 1 2 .957 1 19 2.67 1.47 .954 3.33 3.29
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 4.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 2.00 .980 5.61 5.60
9 Seasons TOT 734 688 653 3800.0 3660 1359 2160 141 483 .961 5 2 5.07 4.79 .962 5.05 5.04
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1950 AL  1.5 (3rd)
1952 AL  1.0 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1950 AL  601 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1950 AL  701 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1950 AL  104 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  176 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1950 AL  9 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1950 AL  141 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  13 (7th)
1950 AL  18 (2nd)
1951 AL  11 (7th)
1952 AL  14 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1950 AL  20 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1950 AL  6 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1948 AL  20.8 (7th)
1950 AL  23.1 (6th)
1951 AL  18.0 (9th)
Career  17.5 (178th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1950 AL  469 (4th)

Assistss c a p y
1950 AL  483 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1950 AL  33 (2nd)
1951 AL  33 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1948 AL  117 (5th)
1950 AL  147 (2nd)
1951 AL  125 (5th)
1952 AL  108 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1948 AL  211 (5th)
1950 AL  273 (2nd)
1951 AL  244 (5th)
1952 AL  198 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1948 AL  346 (5th)
1950 AL  483 (1st)
1951 AL  364 (5th)
1952 AL  319 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1950 AL  33 (1st)
1951 AL  33 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1950 AL  126 (1st)
1951 AL  80 (5th)
1952 AL  65 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1950 AL  5.17 (1st)
1952 AL  5.11 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1949 AL  5.03 (5th)
1950 AL  5.14 (1st)
1952 AL  4.79 (4th)
Career  4.87 (89th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1948 AL  .970 (5th)
1949 AL  .965 (4th)
1950 AL  .958 (4th)
1952 AL  .981 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1942 AL  born 1922-11-10 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2432), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (233rd), 5.8 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.5 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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