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Hersh Martin

Hershel Ray Martin

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 19, 1909 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Ponca City HS (Ponca City, OK)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 27.216)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees 1937-1945

Final Game: September 23, 1945 (Age 36.004)
Died: November 17, 1980 in Cuba, MO
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, MO
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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
1937 27 PHI NL 141 654 579 102 164 35 7 8 49 11 69 66 .283 .362 .409 .771 102 237 6 2 4 *O8/7
1938 ★ 28 PHI NL 120 508 466 58 139 36 6 3 39 8 34 48 .298 .347 .421 .768 110 196 14 1 7 *O8/9 AS,MVP-30
1939 29 PHI NL 111 442 393 59 111 28 5 1 22 4 42 27 .282 .355 .387 .741 104 152 5 2 5 O89/7
1940 30 PHI NL 33 96 83 10 21 6 1 0 5 1 9 9 .253 .326 .349 .675 90 29 0 0 4 O8/9
1944 34 NYY AL 85 368 328 49 99 12 4 9 47 5 2 34 26 .302 .371 .445 .816 130 146 4 2 4 O7/8
1945 35 NYY AL 117 479 408 53 109 18 6 7 53 4 1 65 31 .267 .368 .392 .760 117 160 3 0 6 O7/89
6 Yrs 607 2547 2257 331 643 135 29 28 215 33 3 253 207 .285 .359 .408 .766 110 920 32 7 30
162 Game Avg. 162 680 602 88 172 36 8 7 57 9 68 55 .285 .359 .408 .766 110 246 9 2 8
PHI (4 yrs) 405 1700 1521 229 435 105 19 12 115 24 154 150 .286 .354 .404 .757 105 614 25 5 20
NYY (2 yrs) 202 847 736 102 208 30 10 16 100 9 3 99 57 .283 .369 .416 .785 123 306 7 2 10
NL (4 yrs) 405 1700 1521 229 435 105 19 12 115 24 154 150 .286 .354 .404 .757 105 614 25 5 20
AL (2 yrs) 202 847 736 102 208 30 10 16 100 9 3 99 57 .283 .369 .416 .785 123 306 7 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
1937 27 PHI NL 141 654 3 -1 0 -6 -2 -6 -0.7 20 14 1.4 .496 .496 2.0 -0.9 20 *O8/7
1938 ★ 28 PHI NL 120 508 6 -1 0 -7 -1 -3 -0.5 17 13 1.3 .497 .498 2.1 -0.9 20 *O8/9 AS,MVP-30
1939 29 PHI NL 111 442 4 -0 0 2 -2 4 0.3 14 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.7 -0.0 16 O89/7
1940 30 PHI NL 33 96 -1 -0 0 -2 -0 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.0 .489 .498 0.2 -0.3 2 O8/9
1944 34 NYY AL 85 368 12 0 0 1 -4 10 1.1 11 21 2.2 .513 .507 2.1 -0.3 20 O7/8
1945 35 NYY AL 117 479 10 1 0 3 -5 9 1.0 14 23 2.4 .509 .506 2.1 -0.2 20 O7/89
6 Seasons 607 2547 33 -0 0 -9 -14 10 0.8 78 89 9.1 .502 .501 10.1 -2.6 97
PHI (4 yrs) 405 1700 11 -2 0 -13 -5 -9 -1.3 54 45 4.4 .498 .499 5.9 -2.1 58
NYY (2 yrs) 202 847 22 1 0 4 -8 19 2.1 24 44 4.7 .511 .507 4.2 -0.6 40

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
1937 PHI NL 27 OF 139 139 138 370 353 9 8 1 .978 2.60 .974 2.24
1937 PHI NL 27 CF 135 135 134 360 343 9 8 1 .978 2.61 .977 2.63
1937 PHI NL 27 LF 4 4 4 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .973 2.10
1938 PHI NL 28 OF 116 112 109 316 298 7 11 2 .965 2.63 .976 2.34 AS,MVP-30
1938 PHI NL 28 CF 115 110 108 309 291 7 11 2 .964 2.59 .978 2.73 AS,MVP-30
1938 PHI NL 28 RF 2 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 .979 2.10 AS,MVP-30
1939 PHI NL 29 OF 95 94 91 288 276 5 7 1 .976 2.96 .975 2.32
1939 PHI NL 29 CF 73 73 72 237 228 3 6 0 .975 3.16 .977 2.70
1939 PHI NL 29 RF 13 13 12 22 21 1 0 1 1.000 1.69 .973 2.12
1939 PHI NL 29 LF 9 8 7 29 27 1 1 0 .966 3.11 .974 2.16
1940 PHI NL 30 OF 23 18 16 47 42 4 1 0 .979 2.00 .977 2.32
1940 PHI NL 30 CF 18 17 15 41 37 3 1 0 .976 2.22 .981 2.66
1940 PHI NL 30 RF 5 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .972 2.02
1944 NYY AL 34 OF 80 80 79 192 177 8 7 4 .964 2.31 .974 2.47
1944 NYY AL 34 LF 78 78 77 188 173 8 7 4 .963 2.32 .971 2.34
1944 NYY AL 34 CF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .980 3.00
1945 NYY AL 35 OF 102 102 99 245 233 8 4 1 .984 2.36 .978 2.40
1945 NYY AL 35 LF 97 97 95 236 225 7 4 1 .983 2.39 .975 2.21
1945 NYY AL 35 CF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .985 2.80
1945 NYY AL 35 RF 3 3 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .974 2.13
6 Seasons OF 555 545 532 1458 1379 41 38 9 .974 2.56 .975 2.34
6 Seasons CF 346 339 333 952 904 22 26 3 .973 2.68 .978 2.68
4 Seasons LF 188 187 183 463 435 16 12 5 .974 2.40 .973 2.26
4 Seasons RF 23 19 16 40 38 2 0 1 1.000 1.74 .974 2.10
6 Seasons TOT 555 545 532 1458 1379 41 38 9 .974 2.56 .975 2.34
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))
1938 NL (30, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

At Bats s c a p y
1937 NL  579 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1937 NL  654 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1937 NL  102 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1937 NL  35 (8th)
1938 NL  36 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 NL  69 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 NL  66 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1937 NL  11 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1937 NL  235 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1937 NL  9.3 (8th)
1944 AL  6.4 (8th)
1945 AL  5.1 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1937 NL  425 (8th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  78 (4th)
1945 AL  97 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  173 (4th)
1945 AL  225 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  8 (2nd)
1945 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  135 (1st)
1938 NL  115 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  343 (2nd)
1938 NL  291 (4th)
1939 NL  228 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  9 (2nd)
1938 NL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  8 (1st)
1938 NL  11 (2nd)
1939 NL  6 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  1 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  353 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1938 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  2.32 (3rd)
1945 AL  2.39 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  2.61 (4th)
1938 NL  2.59 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  .978 (4th)
1938 NL  .964 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  2.60 (4th)
1938 NL  2.63 (4th)
1939 NL  2.96 (1st)
Career  2.56 (57th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1327), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1310), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (221st), 9.1 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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