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Benny McCoy

Benjamin Jenison McCoy

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 9, 1915 in Jenison, MI
High School: Grandville HS (Grandville, MI) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1938 (Age 22.309)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers 1938-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 25.323)
Died: November 9, 2011 in Grandville, MI
Buried: Grandville Cemetery, Grandville, MI
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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
1938 22 DET AL 7 16 15 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .267 .517 26 4 0 0 /45
1939 23 DET AL 55 227 192 38 58 13 6 1 33 3 1 29 26 .302 .394 .448 .842 109 86 4 0 6 46
1940 24 PHA AL 134 560 490 56 126 26 5 7 62 2 2 65 44 .257 .345 .373 .719 89 183 14 1 4 *4/5
1941 25 PHA AL 141 623 517 86 140 12 7 8 61 3 3 95 50 .271 .384 .368 .751 102 190 12 0 8 *4
4 Yrs 337 1426 1214 182 327 52 18 16 156 8 6 190 122 .269 .369 .381 .750 97 463 30 1 18
162 Game Avg. 162 685 584 87 157 25 9 8 75 4 3 91 59 .269 .369 .381 .750 97 223 0 9
DET (2 yrs) 62 243 207 40 61 14 6 1 33 3 1 30 28 .295 .384 .435 .819 103 90 4 0 6
PHA (2 yrs) 275 1183 1007 142 266 38 12 15 123 5 5 160 94 .264 .366 .370 .736 96 373 26 1 12

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
1938 22 DET AL 7 16 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .465 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $3,000 /45
1939 23 DET AL 55 227 3 0 0 0 2 6 0.5 8 14 1.3 .510 .503 1.3 0.2 14 $4,200 46
1940 24 PHA AL 134 560 -6 0 0 -9 5 -10 -0.9 19 10 0.9 .493 .494 1.7 -0.3 19 $10,000 *4/5
1941 25 PHA AL 141 623 6 -0 0 0 6 12 1.2 21 33 3.2 .508 .507 3.2 0.6 33 $10,000 *4
4 Seasons 337 1426 1 0 0 -10 14 5 0.6 49 54 5.2 .502 .501 6.1 0.5 64 $27,200
DET (2 yrs) 62 243 1 0 0 -1 3 3 0.3 9 12 1.1 .505 .503 1.2 0.2 13 $7,200
PHA (2 yrs) 275 1183 0 -0 0 -9 11 2 0.3 40 43 4.1 .501 .501 5.0 0.3 52 $20,000

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
1938 DET AL 22 2B 6 3 3 27 10 16 1 4 .963 4.33 .967 5.52
1938 DET AL 22 3B 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .940 3.10
1939 DET AL 23 2B 34 31 31 191 79 104 8 19 .958 5.38 .965 5.56
1939 DET AL 23 SS 16 14 14 78 29 46 3 6 .962 4.69 .950 5.16
1940 PHA AL 24 2B 130 128 124 687 261 392 34 82 .951 5.02 .969 5.39
1940 PHA AL 24 3B 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .937 3.20
1941 PHA AL 25 2B 135 134 133 735 285 423 27 87 .963 5.24 .967 5.47
4 Seasons 2B 305 296 291 1640 635 935 70 192 .957 5.15 .968 5.45
1 Season SS 16 14 14 78 29 46 3 6 .962 4.69 .950 5.16
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 5 1 1 3 0 .400 1.00 .938 3.15
4 Seasons TOT 323 310 305 1723 665 982 76 198 .956 5.10 .967 5.42
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
1941 AL  0.6 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1941 AL  95 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1941 AL  423 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1940 AL  35 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1940 AL  130 (5th)
1941 AL  135 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1941 AL  285 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1940 AL  392 (5th)
1941 AL  423 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1940 AL  34 (1st)
1941 AL  27 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1940 AL  82 (5th)
1941 AL  87 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1941 AL  5.24 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2198), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1629), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (277th), 5.2 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1938 22 Detroit Tigers $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 23 Detroit Tigers $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 24 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/2/41 TSN:10000.00,
1941 25 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/2/41 TSN:10000.00,
Career to date (may be incomplete)$27,200
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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