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Babe Martin

Boris Michael Martin
born Boris Michael Martinovich

Positions: Leftfielder, First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: March 28, 1920 in Seattle, WA
High School: McKinley HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1944 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox 1944-1953

Final Game: July 1, 1953 (Age 33)
Died: August 1, 2013 in Tucson, AZ
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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
1944 24 SLB AL 2 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.000 1.750 383 4 0 0 0 /7O
1945 25 SLB AL 54 203 185 13 37 5 2 2 16 0 1 11 24 .200 .245 .281 .526 49 52 5 0 7 O7/93
1946 26 SLB AL 3 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .222 .522 44 2 0 0 0 /2
1948 28 BOS AL 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 161 2 0 0 0 /2
1949 29 BOS AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /2
1953 33 SLB AL 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -4 0 0 0 0 /2
6 Yrs 69 226 206 13 44 6 2 2 18 0 1 13 27 .214 .260 .291 .552 55 60 5 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 531 484 31 103 14 5 5 42 0 2 31 63 .214 .260 .291 .552 55 141 12 0 16
SLB (4 yrs) 63 220 200 13 42 6 2 2 18 0 1 13 26 .210 .258 .290 .548 55 58 5 0 7
BOS (2 yrs) 6 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 73 2 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
1944 24 SLB AL 2 4 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.2 .568 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 $1,200 /7O
1945 25 SLB AL 54 203 -12 -0 0 4 -3 -11 -1.4 6 -5 -0.7 .475 .492 -1.2 0.1 -9 $3,500 O7/93
1946 26 SLB AL 3 10 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 /2
1948 28 BOS AL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $6,200 /2
1949 29 BOS AL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .472 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $6,700 /2
1953 33 SLB AL 4 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,500 /2
6 Seasons 69 226 -12 -0 0 4 -3 -11 -1.3 7 -4 -0.7 .481 .494 -1.1 0.1 -8 $28,100
SLB (4 yrs) 63 220 -12 -0 0 4 -3 -11 -1.3 6 -4 -0.6 .480 .493 -1.1 0.1 -8 $15,200
BOS (2 yrs) 6 6 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $12,900

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1944 SLB AL 24 LF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
1944 SLB AL 24 OF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.50
1945 SLB AL 25 OF 48 45 37 124 116 7 1 2 .992 2.56 .978 2.40
1945 SLB AL 25 LF 42 38 32 108 101 6 1 2 .991 2.55 .975 2.21
1945 SLB AL 25 RF 8 7 5 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .974 2.12
1945 SLB AL 25 1B 6 5 2 42 36 4 2 1 .952 6.67 .989 10.10
1946 SLB AL 26 C 2 2 1 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 .982 5.50 1 0 0
1948 BOS AL 28 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0 0 0
1949 BOS AL 29 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.80 0 0 0
1953 SLB AL 33 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons OF 49 46 37 125 117 7 1 2 .992 2.53 .978 2.40
2 Seasons LF 43 39 32 109 102 6 1 2 .991 2.51 .975 2.21
1 Season RF 8 7 5 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .974 2.12
1 Season 1B 6 5 2 42 36 4 2 1 .952 6.67 .989 10.10
4 Seasons C 5 2 1 1.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.00 3.60 .982 5.40 5.14 1 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons TOT 60 53 40 1.0 185 171 11 3 3 .984 0 0 0.00 3.03 .981 5.40 3.40 1 0 0 0 0
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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 AL  2 (5th)

                                         

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
194424St. Louis Browns$1,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194525St. Louis Browns$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194626St. Louis Browns$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194828Boston Red Sox$6,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194929Boston Red Sox$6,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195333St. Louis Browns$6,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,100
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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Name and misspellings: Boris Babe Michael Martin

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