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Eric McNair

Donald Eric McNair (Boob)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: April 12, 1909 in Meridian, MS (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1929 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1930 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox/WhiteSox/Tigers 1929-1942

Final Game: September 19, 1942 (Age 33)
Died: March 11, 1949 in Meridian, MS
Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1573. Jim Fogarty… #1574. Jerry Browne… #1575. John Hummel… #1576. ERIC MCNAIR… #1577. Billy Martin… #1578. Jon Jay… #1579. Joey Cora… 

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
1929 20 PHA AL 4 8 8 2 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125 183 5 0 0 /6
1930 21 PHA AL 78 249 237 27 63 12 2 0 34 5 2 9 19 .266 .296 .333 .629 56 79 1 3 65/4O9
1931 22 PHA AL 79 299 280 41 76 10 1 5 33 1 4 11 19 .271 .306 .368 .674 72 103 3 5 546
1932 23 PHA AL 135 588 554 87 158 47 3 18 95 8 4 28 29 .285 .323 .478 .801 102 265 3 6 *6 MVP-24
1933 24 PHA AL 89 331 310 57 81 15 4 7 48 2 1 15 32 .261 .302 .403 .705 85 125 3 2 64
1934 25 PHA AL 151 643 599 80 168 20 4 17 82 7 8 35 42 .280 .321 .412 .734 91 247 1 8 *6
1935 26 PHA AL 137 573 526 55 142 22 2 4 57 3 7 35 33 .270 .319 .342 .661 72 180 3 9 *65/3
1936 27 BOS AL 128 536 494 68 141 36 2 4 74 3 3 27 34 .285 .329 .391 .720 73 193 5 10 645 MVP-19
1937 28 BOS AL 126 493 455 60 133 29 4 12 76 10 7 30 33 .292 .340 .453 .793 94 206 3 5 *4/653
1938 29 BOS AL 46 100 96 9 15 1 1 0 7 0 1 3 6 .156 .182 .188 .369 -9 18 0 1 64/5
1939 30 CHW AL 129 525 479 62 155 18 5 7 82 17 9 38 41 .324 .375 .426 .800 102 204 13 1 10 *54/6 MVP-29
1940 31 CHW AL 66 268 251 26 57 13 1 7 31 1 7 12 26 .227 .265 .371 .636 62 93 8 1 5 4/5
1941 32 DET AL 23 64 59 5 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .186 .250 .203 .453 16 12 5 1 0 5/6
1942 33 TOT AL 60 185 171 13 36 4 0 1 8 1 1 14 10 .211 .270 .251 .522 46 43 7 0 0 6/4
1942 33 DET AL 26 71 68 5 11 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 5 .162 .197 .235 .432 17 16 5 0 0 6
1942 33 PHA AL 34 114 103 8 25 2 0 0 4 1 0 11 5 .243 .316 .262 .578 64 27 2 0 0 6/4
14 Yrs 1251 4862 4519 592 1240 229 29 82 633 59 54 261 328 .274 .318 .392 .710 80 1773 33 25 64
162 Game Avg. 162 630 585 77 161 30 4 11 82 8 7 34 42 .274 .318 .392 .710 80 230 3 8
PHA (8 yrs) 707 2805 2617 357 717 129 16 51 356 28 26 144 179 .274 .315 .394 .709 83 1031 2 14 33
BOS (3 yrs) 300 1129 1045 137 289 66 7 16 157 13 11 60 73 .277 .321 .399 .720 75 417 8 16
DET (2 yrs) 49 135 127 10 22 3 0 1 7 0 1 7 9 .173 .222 .220 .443 17 28 10 1 0
CHW (2 yrs) 195 793 730 88 212 31 6 14 113 18 16 50 67 .290 .338 .407 .744 88 297 21 2 15

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
1929 20 PHA AL 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .531 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /6
1930 21 PHA AL 78 249 -17 0 0 -7 3 -20 -1.8 9 -11 -0.9 .477 .489 -0.3 -0.4 -4 $3,500 65/4O9
1931 22 PHA AL 79 299 -12 -1 0 2 3 -9 -0.8 11 2 0.3 .489 .495 0.1 0.5 1 $3,500 546
1932 23 PHA AL 135 588 -1 1 0 -3 9 6 0.5 22 28 2.6 .504 .503 3.0 0.6 31 $4,000 *6 MVP-24
1933 24 PHA AL 89 331 -8 0 0 -8 4 -11 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .488 .493 0.9 -0.4 9 $6,000 64
1934 25 PHA AL 151 643 -9 -2 0 5 10 4 0.3 24 28 2.7 .503 .503 2.3 1.4 23 $6,000 *6
1935 26 PHA AL 137 573 -21 -2 0 -5 8 -20 -2.0 21 1 0.1 .486 .488 0.6 0.2 6 $7,500 *65/3
1936 27 BOS AL 128 536 -23 -0 0 -3 7 -20 -1.7 19 -1 0.0 .486 .489 0.4 0.4 2 645 MVP-19
1937 28 BOS AL 126 493 -5 -1 0 -6 5 -8 -0.7 18 10 0.9 .494 .496 1.5 -0.1 16 $9,000 *4/653
1938 29 BOS AL 46 100 -17 -0 0 -1 2 -17 -1.5 4 -13 -1.2 .466 .490 -1.1 0.1 -12 $10,500 64/5
1939 30 CHW AL 129 525 2 -0 0 3 2 7 0.7 19 26 2.5 .505 .504 2.2 0.5 23 $10,500 *54/6 MVP-29
1940 31 CHW AL 66 268 -15 -3 0 -2 3 -17 -1.6 9 -8 -0.8 .475 .490 -0.6 0.1 -6 $12,000 4/5
1941 32 DET AL 23 64 -7 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .470 .496 -0.5 0.0 -5 $12,000 5/6
1942 33 DET AL 26 71 -7 -0 0 -2 1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .464 .494 -0.5 -0.1 -4 $8,400 6
1942 33 PHA AL 34 114 -4 0 0 -3 2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 0.1 -0.1 1 6/4
14 Seasons 1251 4862 -144 -8 0 -30 58 -123 -11.9 177 54 5.1 .491 .496 8.1 2.7 84 $92,900
PHA (8 yrs) 707 2805 -70 -3 0 -19 39 -54 -5.3 104 51 4.8 .493 .496 6.8 1.8 70 $30,500
BOS (3 yrs) 300 1129 -46 -2 0 -10 13 -44 -4.0 40 -4 -0.2 .487 .492 0.8 0.3 6 $19,500
DET (2 yrs) 49 135 -14 -0 0 -2 1 -15 -1.6 4 -11 -1.2 .467 .495 -1.0 -0.0 -9 $20,400
CHW (2 yrs) 195 793 -13 -3 0 1 5 -10 -1.0 28 18 1.7 .495 .499 1.5 0.6 17 $22,500

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
1930 21 PHA AL WS STL W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 22 PHA AL WS STL L 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1929 PHA AL 20 SS 4 1 1 11 6 5 0 0 1.000 2.75 .937 5.20
1930 PHA AL 21 SS 31 23 22 129 57 61 11 10 .915 3.81 .940 5.12
1930 PHA AL 21 3B 29 28 27 85 36 43 6 2 .929 2.72 .945 3.04
1930 PHA AL 21 2B 5 3 3 12 6 6 0 1 1.000 2.40 .969 5.96
1930 PHA AL 21 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
1930 PHA AL 21 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
1931 PHA AL 22 3B 47 43 42 141 43 86 12 15 .915 2.74 .944 3.08
1931 PHA AL 22 2B 16 15 15 81 35 43 3 15 .963 4.88 .965 5.84
1931 PHA AL 22 SS 13 9 9 49 19 26 4 6 .918 3.46 .936 5.18
1932 PHA AL 23 SS 133 132 126 664 242 391 31 89 .953 4.76 .941 5.15 MVP-24
1933 PHA AL 24 SS 46 46 45 265 113 143 9 29 .966 5.57 .942 5.34
1933 PHA AL 24 2B 27 22 21 137 56 73 8 10 .942 4.78 .971 5.99
1934 PHA AL 25 SS 151 151 149 835 305 489 41 109 .951 5.26 .951 5.24
1935 PHA AL 26 SS 121 120 118 605 232 346 27 78 .955 4.78 .957 5.35
1935 PHA AL 26 3B 11 11 11 39 20 18 1 1 .974 3.45 .947 3.05
1935 PHA AL 26 1B 2 2 2 18 18 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 .992 10.15
1936 BOS AL 27 SS 84 81 78 415 171 230 14 47 .966 4.77 .950 5.35 MVP-19
1936 BOS AL 27 2B 35 35 32 186 92 89 5 19 .973 5.17 .972 5.78 MVP-19
1936 BOS AL 27 3B 11 10 9 40 9 27 4 1 .900 3.27 .946 3.13 MVP-19
1937 BOS AL 28 2B 106 106 94 576 242 316 18 67 .969 5.26 .972 5.64
1937 BOS AL 28 SS 9 5 5 38 13 19 6 4 .842 3.56 .955 5.23
1937 BOS AL 28 3B 4 2 2 13 1 9 3 1 .769 2.50 .946 3.15
1937 BOS AL 28 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80
1938 BOS AL 29 SS 15 6 6 46 12 28 6 3 .870 2.67 .953 5.17
1938 BOS AL 29 2B 14 9 5 70 27 40 3 12 .957 4.79 .967 5.52
1938 BOS AL 29 3B 3 2 2 6 4 1 1 0 .833 1.67 .942 3.13
1939 CHW AL 30 3B 103 102 93 303 90 194 19 23 .937 2.76 .943 3.15 MVP-29
1939 CHW AL 30 2B 19 18 17 111 41 68 2 13 .982 5.74 .965 5.56 MVP-29
1939 CHW AL 30 SS 9 7 7 61 20 37 4 7 .934 6.33 .950 5.16 MVP-29
1940 CHW AL 31 2B 65 65 62 311 128 170 13 27 .958 4.58 .969 5.39
1940 CHW AL 31 3B 1 1 1 7 2 1 4 0 .429 3.00 .937 3.20
1941 DET AL 32 3B 11 11 10 33 12 20 1 0 .970 2.91 .947 3.28
1941 DET AL 32 SS 3 1 1 7 2 4 1 1 .857 2.00 .949 4.97
1942 TOT AL 33 SS 50 43 42 191 77 100 14 16 .927 3.54 .949 5.01
1942 DET AL 33 SS 21 17 16 67 27 32 8 6 .881 2.81 .949 5.01
1942 PHA AL 33 SS 29 26 26 124 50 68 6 10 .952 4.07 .949 5.01
1942 PHA AL 33 2B 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .970 5.60
13 Seasons SS 669 625 609 3316 1269 1879 168 399 .949 4.71 .948 5.23
9 Seasons 2B 288 273 249 1486 627 806 53 164 .964 4.98 .970 5.64
9 Seasons 3B 220 210 197 667 217 399 51 43 .924 2.80 .944 3.12
2 Seasons 1B 3 2 2 18 18 0 0 1 1.000 6.00 .992 10.03
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
14 Seasons TOT 1181 1110 1057 5488 2132 3084 272 607 .950 4.42 .954 4.95
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))
1932 AL (24, 4%)
1936 AL (19, 1%)
1939 AL (29, 1%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1934 AL  1.4 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1939 AL  .324 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 AL  599 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1932 AL  47 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 AL  18 (8th)
1934 AL  17 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1939 AL  17 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1939 AL  125 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  68 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1933 AL  3 (6th)
1936 AL  5 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1934 AL  8 (6th)
1935 AL  7 (9th)
1937 AL  7 (9th)
1939 AL  9 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1932 AL  11.1 (8th)
1934 AL  9.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1932 AL  30.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1934 AL  447 (4th)

Assistss c a p y
1934 AL  489 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1934 AL  41 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  106 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  242 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  316 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  18 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  67 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1939 AL  19 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1939 AL  23 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  133 (4th)
1934 AL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  242 (5th)
1934 AL  305 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  391 (4th)
1934 AL  489 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  41 (1st)
1935 AL  27 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  89 (2nd)
1934 AL  109 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  5.26 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1937 AL  .969 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1939 AL  .937 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  4.76 (5th)
1934 AL  5.26 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1932 AL  .953 (2nd)
1934 AL  .951 (5th)
1935 AL  .955 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1929 AL  born 1909-04-12 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 17 (1136), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1419), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (968), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (222nd), 5.1 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/7.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193021Philadelphia Athletics$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193122Philadelphia Athletics$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193223Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193324Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193425Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193526Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193627Philadelphia Athletics$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193728Boston Red Sox$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193829Boston Red Sox$10,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193930Chicago White Sox$10,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194031Chicago White Sox$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194132Detroit Tigers$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194233Detroit Tigers$8,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsDET/PHA
Career to date (may be incomplete)$100,900
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: Donald Boob Eric erik McNair

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