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Danny Litwhiler

Daniel Webster Litwhiler

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: August 31, 1916 in Ringtown, PA
School: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1940 (Age 23.238)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Cardinals/Braves 1940-1951

Final Game: September 25, 1951 (Age 35.025)
Died: September 23, 2011 in Clearwater, FL
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 20, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1099. Ellis Valentine… #1100. Jacque Jones… #1101. Jerry Lumpe… #1102. DANNY LITWHILER… #1103. Tony Kubek… #1104. Matt Wieters… #1105. Warren Cromartie… 

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
1940 23 PHI NL 36 146 142 10 49 2 2 5 17 1 3 13 .345 .363 .493 .856 139 70 1 1 0 O9/78
1941 24 PHI NL 151 637 590 72 180 29 6 18 66 1 39 43 .305 .350 .466 .816 134 275 15 2 4 *O7/9 MVP-34
1942 ★ 25 PHI NL 151 626 591 59 160 25 9 9 56 2 27 42 .271 .310 .389 .700 110 230 16 7 2 *O79 AS
1943 26 TOT NL 116 434 397 63 108 20 3 12 48 2 30 45 .272 .326 .428 .755 115 170 6 2 4 *7
1943 26 PHI NL 36 150 139 23 36 6 0 5 17 1 11 14 .259 .313 .410 .723 113 57 3 0 0 7O
1943 26 STL NL 80 284 258 40 72 14 3 7 31 1 19 31 .279 .333 .438 .771 117 113 3 2 4 7O
1944 27 STL NL 140 552 492 53 130 25 5 15 82 2 37 56 .264 .328 .427 .755 109 210 11 10 12 *7O
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 29 TOT NL 85 281 252 29 72 12 2 8 38 1 20 24 .286 .343 .444 .788 121 112 4 2 7 7/5
1946 29 STL NL 6 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 -51 0 0 0 0
1946 29 BSN NL 79 275 247 29 72 12 2 8 38 1 19 23 .291 .347 .453 .800 125 112 4 2 7 7O/5
1947 30 BSN NL 91 254 226 38 59 5 2 7 31 1 25 43 .261 .337 .394 .731 95 89 6 1 2 7O
1948 31 TOT NL 119 430 371 51 102 21 2 14 50 1 52 43 .275 .367 .456 .823 124 169 15 2 6 975/8
1948 31 BSN NL 13 39 33 0 9 2 0 0 6 0 4 2 .273 .385 .333 .718 97 11 0 2 1 /7O
1948 31 CIN NL 106 391 338 51 93 19 2 14 44 1 48 41 .275 .365 .467 .833 127 158 15 0 5 O957/8
1949 32 CIN NL 102 336 292 35 85 18 1 11 48 0 44 42 .291 .384 .473 .857 127 138 4 0 0 O97/5
1950 33 CIN NL 54 133 112 15 29 4 0 6 12 0 20 21 .259 .371 .455 .827 116 51 5 0 1 O9/7
1951 34 CIN NL 12 31 29 3 8 1 0 2 3 0 0 2 5 .276 .323 .517 .840 121 15 0 0 0 /O9
11 Yrs 1057 3860 3494 428 982 162 32 107 451 11 0 299 377 .281 .342 .438 .780 119 1529 83 27 38
162 Game Avg. 162 592 536 66 151 25 5 16 69 2 46 58 .281 .342 .438 .780 119 234 13 4 6
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
CIN (4 yrs) 274 891 771 104 215 42 3 33 107 1 0 114 109 .279 .372 .470 .841 125 362 24 0 6
PHI (4 yrs) 374 1559 1462 164 425 62 17 37 156 5 80 112 .291 .332 .432 .764 123 632 35 10 6
BSN (3 yrs) 183 568 506 67 140 19 4 15 75 2 48 68 .277 .345 .419 .764 109 212 10 5 10
STL (3 yrs) 226 842 755 93 202 39 8 22 113 3 57 88 .268 .329 .428 .757 110 323 14 12 16

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
1940 23 PHI NL 36 146 7 -0 0 1 -2 6 0.6 5 11 1.1 .518 .504 1.0 -0.1 10 O9/78
1941 24 PHI NL 151 637 24 0 0 2 -7 20 2.0 22 41 4.3 .514 .513 4.1 -0.6 39 *O7/9 MVP-34
1942 ★ 25 PHI NL 151 626 6 0 0 -1 -7 -2 -0.4 20 18 1.8 .498 .498 1.9 -1.0 19 *O79 AS
1943 26 PHI NL 36 150 2 -0 0 2 -2 2 0.3 5 7 0.7 .508 .502 0.5 0.1 5 7O
1943 26 STL NL 80 284 5 0 0 4 -3 5 0.6 9 14 1.5 .508 .504 1.1 0.1 10 7O
1944 27 STL NL 140 552 5 -0 0 6 -6 4 0.4 18 22 2.2 .503 .503 1.6 -0.1 16 *7O
1946 29 STL NL 6 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1946 29 BSN NL 79 275 7 -0 0 2 -3 6 0.7 10 17 1.8 .509 .504 1.6 -0.1 15 7O/5
1947 30 BSN NL 91 254 -2 0 0 0 -3 -5 -0.5 10 5 0.5 .495 .497 0.5 -0.3 5 7O
1948 31 BSN NL 13 39 0 -0 -0 2 -0 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .513 .501 0.1 0.2 1 /7O
1948 31 CIN NL 106 391 13 -0 -1 2 -4 10 1.0 15 25 2.6 .510 .506 2.4 -0.2 23 O957/8
1949 32 CIN NL 102 336 12 -0 1 -2 -4 7 0.6 13 20 2.0 .507 .504 2.2 -0.6 22 O97/5
1950 33 CIN NL 54 133 3 -0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.6 -0.3 5 O9/7
1951 34 CIN NL 12 31 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 /O9
11 Seasons 1057 3860 81 -0 -1 17 -42 54 5.4 135 189 19.2 .506 .504 17.6 -2.9 172
CIN (4 yrs) 274 891 28 -1 -0 -1 -9 16 1.6 35 51 5.1 .506 .504 5.3 -1.1 52
PHI (4 yrs) 374 1559 39 0 0 4 -17 26 2.5 51 77 7.9 .507 .505 7.5 -1.6 73
BSN (3 yrs) 183 568 6 -0 -0 4 -6 3 0.4 22 25 2.6 .502 .500 2.2 -0.2 21
STL (3 yrs) 226 842 9 0 0 10 -10 9 0.9 27 36 3.6 .504 .503 2.6 0.0 26

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
1943 26 STL NL WS NYY L 5 17 15 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .267 .353 .333 .686 5 0 0 0 0 0
1944 ❍ 27 STL NL WS SLB W 5 22 20 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 .200 .273 .400 .673 8 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 39 35 2 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 11 .229 .308 .371 .679 13 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 10 39 35 2 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 11 .229 .308 .371 .679 13 0 0 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
1940 PHI NL 23 OF 34 34 32 73 68 4 1 1 .986 2.12 .977 2.32
1940 PHI NL 23 RF 31 31 30 69 64 4 1 1 .986 2.19 .973 2.02
1940 PHI NL 23 LF 3 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .974 2.27
1940 PHI NL 23 CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.65
1941 PHI NL 24 OF 150 150 147 420 393 12 15 3 .964 2.70 .975 2.31 MVP-34
1941 PHI NL 24 LF 148 148 145 415 388 13 14 3 .966 2.71 .976 2.32 MVP-34
1941 PHI NL 24 RF 2 2 2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 2.50 .968 1.95 MVP-34
1942 PHI NL 25 OF 151 148 139 317 308 9 0 0 1.000 2.10 .981 2.34 AS
1942 PHI NL 25 LF 130 124 119 276 269 7 0 0 1.000 2.12 .983 2.30 AS
1942 PHI NL 25 RF 24 24 20 41 38 3 0 0 1.000 1.71 .981 2.07 AS
1943 TOT NL 26 LF 104 99 93 239 225 13 1 3 .996 2.29 .977 2.23
1943 TOT NL 26 OF 104 99 93 238 225 12 1 2 .996 2.28 .977 2.41
1943 PHI NL 26 LF 34 34 33 92 86 5 1 1 .989 2.68 .977 2.23
1943 PHI NL 26 OF 34 34 33 92 86 5 1 1 .989 2.68 .977 2.41
1943 STL NL 26 LF 70 65 60 147 139 8 0 2 1.000 2.10 .977 2.23
1943 STL NL 26 OF 70 65 60 146 139 7 0 1 1.000 2.09 .977 2.41
1944 STL NL 27 LF 136 129 122 306 292 6 8 1 .974 2.19 .981 2.34
1944 STL NL 27 OF 136 129 122 308 294 6 8 1 .974 2.21 .980 2.47
1946 BSN NL 29 LF 65 60 47 127 123 2 2 0 .984 1.92 .975 2.25
1946 BSN NL 29 OF 65 60 47 132 128 2 2 0 .985 2.00 .977 2.39
1946 BSN NL 29 3B 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.10
1947 BSN NL 30 LF 66 59 34 126 121 2 3 0 .976 1.86 .976 2.30
1947 BSN NL 30 OF 66 59 34 124 119 2 3 0 .976 1.83 .977 2.42
1948 TOT NL 31 OF 91 91 69 195 189 4 2 1 .990 2.12 .978 2.39
1948 TOT NL 31 LF 23 23 20 61 58 2 1 1 .984 2.61 .970 2.30
1948 BSN NL 31 LF 8 8 7 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 3.13 .970 2.30
1948 BSN NL 31 OF 8 8 7 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 3.13 .978 2.39
1948 CIN NL 31 OF 83 83 62 170 165 3 2 1 .988 2.02 .978 2.39
1948 CIN NL 31 RF 68 68 49 134 131 2 1 1 .993 1.96 .976 2.00
1948 CIN NL 31 3B 15 11 9 46 11 34 1 1 .978 3.00 .941 3.10
1948 CIN NL 31 LF 15 15 13 36 34 1 1 0 .972 2.33 .970 2.30
1948 CIN NL 31 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1949 CIN NL 32 OF 82 77 52 151 143 6 2 1 .987 1.82 .977 2.48
1949 CIN NL 32 RF 66 64 39 101 96 3 2 1 .980 1.50 .977 2.06
1949 CIN NL 32 LF 15 13 13 47 44 3 0 0 1.000 3.13 .974 2.37
1949 CIN NL 32 3B 3 3 1 11 4 6 1 1 .909 3.33 .952 3.17
1950 CIN NL 33 OF 29 27 17 225.2 48 46 0 2 0 .958 1.83 1.59 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 CIN NL 33 RF 21 19 9 155.2 30 29 0 1 0 .967 1.68 1.38 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 CIN NL 33 LF 8 8 8 70.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1.93 1.88 .977 2.29 2.28
1951 CIN NL 34 OF 7 6 5 57.2 15 14 0 1 0 .933 2.18 2.00 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 CIN NL 34 RF 7 6 5 57.2 15 14 0 1 0 .933 2.18 2.00 .981 2.03 2.03
11 Seasons OF 915 880 757 283.1 2021 1927 57 37 9 .982 1.91 2.17 .978 2.36 2.39
10 Seasons LF 698 666 603 70.0 1618 1540 48 30 8 .981 1.93 2.28 .978 2.29 2.30
7 Seasons RF 219 214 154 213.1 396 377 12 7 3 .982 1.81 1.78 .976 1.91 2.01
3 Seasons 3B 20 16 12 59 15 42 2 2 .966 2.85 .943 3.11
2 Seasons CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
11 Seasons TOT 935 896 769 283.1 2080 1942 99 39 11 .981 1.91 2.18 .977 2.36 2.40
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))
1941 NL (34, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1941 NL  4.3 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1941 NL  4.1 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1941 NL  .466 (7th)
1943 NL  .428 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1941 NL  151 (8th)
1942 NL  151 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1941 NL  590 (4th)
1942 NL  591 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1941 NL  637 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  180 (3rd)
1942 NL  160 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1941 NL  275 (4th)
1942 NL  230 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1942 NL  9 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  18 (7th)
1943 NL  12 (8th)
1944 NL  15 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1944 NL  56 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1941 NL  127 (4th)
1942 NL  117 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1941 NL  96 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  53 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 NL  7 (3rd)
1944 NL  10 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  12 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (8th)
1942 NL  16 (5th)
1948 NL  15 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1941 NL  32.8 (10th)
1943 NL  33.1 (5th)
1944 NL  32.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1941 NL  429 (9th)
1942 NL  449 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1948 NL  2.0 (9th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  148 (1st)
1942 NL  130 (3rd)
1943 NL  104 (4th)
1944 NL  136 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  388 (1st)
1942 NL  269 (3rd)
1943 NL  225 (3rd)
1944 NL  292 (3rd)
Career  1,540 (94th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  13 (1st)
1942 NL  7 (3rd)
1943 NL  13 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  14 (1st)
1944 NL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  3 (1st)
1943 NL  3 (1st)
1948 NL  1 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  150 (2nd)
1942 NL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  393 (1st)
1942 NL  308 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (1st)
1944 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  2.71 (1st)
1942 NL  2.12 (3rd)
1943 NL  2.29 (1st)
1944 NL  2.19 (4th)
Career  2.28 (14th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  .966 (5th)
1942 NL  1.000 (1st)
1943 NL  .996 (1st)
Career  .981 (73rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  2.70 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1942 NL  1.000 (1st)
1943 NL  .996 (1st)

             

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 - 29 (826), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1367), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1245), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (125th), 19.2 career WAR/17.1 7yr-peak WAR/18.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Daniel dan daniel Danny Denny Webster Litwhiler

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