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Phil Masi

Philip Samuel Masi

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 177 lb.

Born: January 6, 1916 in Chicago, IL
High School: Austin HS (Chicago, IL)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1939 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Braves/WhiteSox/Bees/Pirates 1939-1952

Final Game: August 17, 1952 (Age 36)
Died: March 29, 1990 in Mount Prospect, IL
Buried: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1309. Chris Young… #1310. Pat Kelly… #1311. Fernando Vina… #1312. PHIL MASI… #1313. Spike Owen… #1314. Jim Lemon… #1315. Preston Wilson… 

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
1939 23 BSN NL 46 124 114 14 29 7 2 1 14 0 9 15 .254 .315 .377 .692 92 43 3 1 0 2
1940 24 BSN NL 63 152 138 11 27 4 1 1 14 0 14 14 .196 .270 .261 .531 51 36 5 0 0 2
1941 25 BSN NL 87 199 180 17 40 8 2 3 18 4 16 13 .222 .286 .339 .625 80 61 3 0 2 2
1942 26 BSN NL 57 99 87 14 19 3 1 0 9 2 12 4 .218 .313 .276 .589 75 24 1 0 0 2/O97
1943 27 BSN NL 80 269 238 27 65 9 1 2 28 7 27 20 .273 .347 .345 .692 102 82 10 0 3 2
1944 28 BSN NL 89 286 251 33 69 13 5 3 23 4 31 20 .275 .355 .402 .757 109 101 4 0 4 23/5
1945 29 BSN NL 114 421 371 55 101 25 4 7 46 9 42 32 .272 .348 .418 .766 112 155 10 1 6 2/3 MVP-29
1946 30 BSN NL 133 463 397 52 106 17 5 3 62 5 55 41 .267 .358 .358 .715 102 142 10 1 9 *2 AS,MVP-24
1947 31 BSN NL 126 470 411 54 125 22 4 9 50 7 47 27 .304 .377 .443 .820 119 182 12 1 11 *2 AS
1948 32 BSN NL 113 422 376 43 95 19 0 5 44 2 35 26 .253 .318 .343 .661 80 129 15 1 11 *2 AS
1949 33 TOT NL 85 275 240 29 59 8 1 2 19 2 31 26 .246 .332 .313 .645 75 75 10 0 4 2/3
1949 33 BSN NL 37 120 105 13 22 2 0 0 6 1 14 10 .210 .303 .229 .531 48 24 5 0 1 2
1949 33 PIT NL 48 155 135 16 37 6 1 2 13 1 17 16 .274 .355 .378 .733 95 51 5 0 3 2/3
1950 34 CHW AL 122 434 377 38 105 17 2 7 55 2 1 49 36 .279 .366 .390 .756 96 147 16 3 5 *2
1951 35 CHW AL 84 262 225 24 61 11 2 4 28 1 0 32 27 .271 .367 .391 .758 107 88 7 2 3 2
1952 36 CHW AL 30 73 63 9 16 1 1 0 7 0 0 10 10 .254 .356 .302 .658 83 19 1 0 0 2
14 Yrs 1229 3949 3468 420 917 164 31 47 417 45 1 410 311 .264 .344 .370 .714 97 1284 107 10 58
162 Game Avg. 162 521 457 55 121 22 4 6 55 6 54 41 .264 .344 .370 .714 97 169 14 1 8
BSN (11 yrs) 945 3025 2668 333 698 129 25 34 314 41 302 222 .262 .338 .367 .705 96 979 78 5 47
CHW (3 yrs) 236 769 665 71 182 29 5 11 90 3 1 91 73 .274 .365 .382 .747 98 254 24 5 8
PIT (1 yr) 48 155 135 16 37 6 1 2 13 1 17 16 .274 .355 .378 .733 95 51 5 0 3
NL (11 yrs) 993 3180 2803 349 735 135 26 36 327 42 319 238 .262 .339 .367 .706 96 1030 83 5 50
AL (3 yrs) 236 769 665 71 182 29 5 11 90 3 1 91 73 .274 .365 .382 .747 98 254 24 5 8

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
1939 23 BSN NL 46 124 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.4 0.1 4 2
1940 24 BSN NL 63 152 -8 0 0 -1 1 -8 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1941 25 BSN NL 87 199 -4 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .497 .498 0.4 0.2 4 2
1942 26 BSN NL 57 99 -2 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .495 .498 0.1 -0.1 2 2/O97
1943 27 BSN NL 80 269 1 -0 0 1 2 4 0.5 9 13 1.3 .506 .503 1.2 0.4 12 2
1944 28 BSN NL 89 286 3 -0 0 0 2 4 0.5 9 14 1.4 .506 .503 1.4 0.2 14 23/5
1945 29 BSN NL 114 421 6 -0 0 0 3 9 0.9 13 22 2.2 .508 .505 2.2 0.3 22 2/3 MVP-29
1946 30 BSN NL 133 463 2 -0 0 0 4 6 0.6 17 23 2.4 .505 .504 2.4 0.4 23 *2 AS,MVP-24
1947 31 BSN NL 126 470 12 -1 0 1 4 16 1.7 18 35 3.5 .513 .510 3.4 0.6 34 *2 AS
1948 32 BSN NL 113 422 -10 -1 -1 2 4 -6 -0.7 17 11 1.0 .495 .496 0.9 0.6 9 *2 AS
1949 33 BSN NL 37 120 -7 -0 -1 1 1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.2 .483 .496 -0.3 0.2 -2 2
1949 33 PIT NL 48 155 -1 0 0 2 1 3 0.2 6 9 0.9 .506 .502 0.7 0.3 7 2/3
1950 34 CHW AL 122 434 -1 0 -0 2 4 5 0.5 13 18 1.8 .504 .503 1.5 0.6 16 *2
1951 35 CHW AL 84 262 3 -2 0 0 2 3 0.3 8 12 1.1 .504 .502 1.1 0.2 11 2
1952 36 CHW AL 30 73 -1 -2 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .489 .498 0.0 -0.0 0 2
14 Seasons 1229 3949 -8 -5 -2 6 31 22 2.0 137 160 15.8 .502 .502 15.3 3.9 153
BSN (11 yrs) 945 3025 -8 -2 -2 3 24 14 1.3 107 122 12.2 .502 .502 12.0 2.8 119
CHW (3 yrs) 236 769 1 -3 0 1 7 5 0.5 24 29 2.8 .502 .502 2.6 0.8 28
PIT (1 yr) 48 155 -1 0 0 2 1 3 0.2 6 9 0.9 .506 .502 0.7 0.3 7

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
1948 32 BSN NL WS CLE L 5 8 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 8 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375 2 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 BSN NL 23 C 42 21 20 124 104 15 5 4 .960 2.83 .982 4.81 3 7 7 50% 46%
1940 BSN NL 24 C 52 31 23 175 137 32 6 2 .966 3.25 .978 5.00 3 4 17 15 47% 45% 0
1941 BSN NL 25 C 83 42 32 230 194 31 5 3 .978 2.71 .983 5.04 2 5 15 14 48% 46% 0
1942 BSN NL 26 C 39 19 18 103 78 21 4 1 .961 2.54 .979 4.95 3 1 16 10 38% 46% 0
1942 BSN NL 26 OF 4 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.35
1942 BSN NL 26 RF 4 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.08
1942 BSN NL 26 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1943 BSN NL 27 C 73 65 63 234 192 40 2 2 .991 3.18 .981 4.70 0 1 28 19 40% 44% 0
1944 BSN NL 28 C 63 51 48 219 180 34 5 3 .977 3.40 .979 4.56 2 5 41 17 29% 42% 0
1944 BSN NL 28 1B 12 12 12 131 118 11 2 9 .985 10.75 .990 10.04
1944 BSN NL 28 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .950 3.30
1945 BSN NL 29 C 95 91 87 395 335 52 8 7 .980 4.07 .978 4.57 2 4 39 28 42% 40% 2 MVP-29
1945 BSN NL 29 1B 7 6 6 59 55 2 2 1 .966 8.14 .990 10.17 MVP-29
1946 BSN NL 30 C 124 102 98 536 470 56 10 5 .981 4.24 .980 5.01 3 13 47 28 37% 43% 0 AS,MVP-24
1947 BSN NL 31 C 123 105 103 474 411 58 5 1 .989 3.81 .981 4.96 3 12 35 27 44% 44% 2 AS
1948 BSN NL 32 C 109 95 95 503 458 39 6 5 .988 4.56 .980 5.15 3 7 35 19 35% 40% 1 AS
1949 TOT NL 33 C 81 62 57 327 291 34 2 8 .994 4.01 .982 4.98 4 5 19 15 44% 43% 1
1949 BSN NL 33 C 37 27 24 148 134 13 1 1 .993 3.97 .982 4.98 1 2 9 6 40% 43% 1
1949 PIT NL 33 C 44 35 33 179 157 21 1 7 .994 4.05 .982 4.98 3 3 10 9 47% 43% 0
1949 PIT NL 33 1B 2 2 2 20 17 3 0 3 1.000 10.00 .991 9.60
1950 CHW AL 34 C 114 106 96 913.1 494 440 52 2 9 .996 4.85 4.32 .985 4.94 4.85 5 18 28 25 47% 49% 3
1951 CHW AL 35 C 78 61 54 579.2 330 299 24 7 7 .979 5.01 4.14 .982 5.03 5.01 4 8 26 11 30% 46% 1
1952 CHW AL 36 C 25 15 11 166.2 113 101 7 5 2 .956 5.83 4.32 .985 5.44 5.44 2 4 11 4 27% 46% 0
14 Seasons C 1101 866 805 1659.2 4257 3690 495 72 59 .983 5.01 3.80 .981 5.02 4.92 39 87 364 239 40% 44% 10
3 Seasons 1B 21 20 20 210 190 16 4 13 .981 9.81 .990 10.04
1 Season OF 4 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.35
1 Season RF 4 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.08
1 Season 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .950 3.30
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
14 Seasons TOT 1128 887 826 1659.2 4472 3884 512 76 72 .983 5.01 3.90 .981 5.02 5.00 39 87 364 239 40% 44% 10
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

All-Star Games
1945--not played
1946 *
1947 *
1948 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 NL (29, 1%)
1946 NL (24, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1947 NL  .304 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  7 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1947 NL  11 (7th)
1948 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1948 NL  15 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 NL  7.9 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1945 NL  95 (2nd)
1946 NL  124 (1st)
1947 NL  123 (3rd)
1948 NL  109 (3rd)
1950 AL  114 (3rd)
Career  1,101 (89th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1945 NL  335 (2nd)
1946 NL  470 (1st)
1947 NL  411 (5th)
1948 NL  458 (3rd)
1950 AL  440 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1945 NL  52 (1st)
1946 NL  56 (3rd)
1947 NL  58 (2nd)
1950 AL  52 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1945 NL  8 (5th)
1946 NL  10 (3rd)
1951 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1945 NL  7 (4th)
1948 NL  5 (5th)
1949 NL  8 (1st)
1950 AL  9 (3rd)
1951 AL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1950 AL  5 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1943 NL  28 (3rd)
1944 NL  41 (1st)
1945 NL  39 (2nd)
1946 NL  47 (2nd)
1947 NL  35 (2nd)
1948 NL  35 (3rd)
1950 AL  28 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1945 NL  28 (2nd)
1946 NL  28 (3rd)
1947 NL  27 (2nd)
1950 AL  25 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1950 AL  47.2 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1945 NL  4.07 (5th)
1950 AL  4.32 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1945 NL  .980 (5th)
1946 NL  .981 (4th)
1947 NL  .989 (1st)
1948 NL  .988 (3rd)
1949 NL  .994 (1st)
1950 AL  .996 (1st)
1951 AL  .979 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1748), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (826), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (474), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (105th), 15.8 career WAR/13.7 7yr-peak WAR/14.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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