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Joe Medwick

Joseph Michael Medwick (Ducky or Muscles)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: November 24, 1911 in Carteret, NJ
High School: Carteret HS (Carteret, NJ) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1932 (Age 20.283)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Dodgers/Giants/Braves 1932-1948

Final Game: July 25, 1948 (Age 36.244)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1968 (240/283 ballots).
   View Joe Medwick Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: March 21, 1975 in St. Petersburg, FL
Buried: St. Lucas Cemetery, Sunset Hills, MO
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #121. Johnny Damon… #122. Barry Bonds… #123. Bill Dahlen… #124. JOE MEDWICK… #125. Kirby Puckett… #126. Rusty Staub… #127. Tony Oliva… 

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
1932 20 STL NL 26 109 106 13 37 12 1 2 12 3 2 10 .349 .367 .538 .905 136 57 1 0 O8/7
1933 21 STL NL 148 627 595 92 182 40 10 18 98 5 26 56 .306 .337 .497 .835 130 296 15 2 3 *7O MVP-18
1934 ★ 22 STL NL 149 646 620 110 198 40 18 18 106 3 21 83 .319 .343 .529 .872 123 328 15 1 4 *O7/9 AS
1935 ★ 23 STL NL 154 670 634 132 224 46 13 23 126 4 30 59 .353 .386 .576 .962 151 365 15 4 2 *7O AS,MVP-5
1936 ★ 24 STL NL 155 677 636 115 223 64 13 18 138 3 34 33 .351 .387 .577 .964 157 367 14 4 3 *7O AS,MVP-4
1937 ★ 25 STL NL 156 677 633 111 237 56 10 31 154 4 41 50 .374 .414 .641 1.056 182 406 11 2 1 *7O AS,MVP-1
1938 ★ 26 STL NL 146 634 590 100 190 47 8 21 122 0 42 41 .322 .369 .536 .905 141 316 21 2 0 *7O AS,MVP-11
1939 ★ 27 STL NL 150 667 606 98 201 48 8 14 117 6 45 44 .332 .380 .507 .886 131 307 15 2 14 *7O AS,MVP-7
1940 ★ 28 TOT NL 143 616 581 83 175 30 12 17 86 2 32 36 .301 .341 .482 .823 119 280 19 3 0 *7 AS
1940 28 STL NL 37 164 158 21 48 12 0 3 20 0 6 8 .304 .329 .437 .766 105 69 8 0 0 7O
1940 28 BRO NL 106 452 423 62 127 18 12 14 66 2 26 28 .300 .345 .499 .844 124 211 11 3 0 *7O
1941 ★ 29 BRO NL 133 579 538 100 171 33 10 18 88 2 38 35 .318 .364 .517 .881 141 278 20 1 2 *7O AS
1942 ★ 30 BRO NL 142 587 553 69 166 37 4 4 96 2 32 25 .300 .338 .403 .742 115 223 15 0 2 *7O AS,MVP-17
1943 31 TOT NL 126 520 497 54 138 30 3 5 70 1 19 22 .278 .306 .380 .686 97 189 17 1 3 *7/3
1943 31 BRO NL 48 184 173 13 47 10 0 0 25 1 10 8 .272 .315 .329 .645 86 57 4 1 0 7O
1943 31 NYG NL 78 336 324 41 91 20 3 5 45 0 9 14 .281 .300 .407 .708 104 132 13 0 3 7O/3
1944 ★ 32 NYG NL 128 535 490 64 165 24 3 7 85 2 38 24 .337 .386 .441 .826 133 216 12 1 6 *7O AS,MVP-20
1945 33 TOT NL 92 328 310 31 90 17 0 3 37 5 14 14 .290 .323 .374 .697 93 116 9 1 3 73
1945 33 NYG NL 26 97 92 14 28 4 0 3 11 2 2 2 .304 .319 .446 .765 110 41 3 0 3 7O
1945 33 BSN NL 66 231 218 17 62 13 0 0 26 3 12 12 .284 .325 .344 .669 86 75 6 1 0 7O3
1946 34 BRO NL 41 85 77 7 24 4 0 2 18 0 6 5 .312 .369 .442 .811 128 34 1 1 1 7O/3
1947 35 STL NL 75 166 150 19 46 12 0 4 28 0 16 12 .307 .373 .467 .840 118 70 3 0 0 O9/7
1948 36 STL NL 20 20 19 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 .211 .250 .211 .461 23 4 1 0 0 /O
17 Yrs 1984 8143 7635 1198 2471 540 113 205 1383 42 437 551 .324 .362 .505 .867 134 3852 203 26 44
162 Game Avg. 162 665 623 98 202 44 9 17 113 3 36 45 .324 .362 .505 .867 134 315 2 4
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
STL (11 yrs) 1216 5057 4747 811 1590 377 81 152 923 28 264 398 .335 .372 .545 .917 142 2585 118 18 27
BRO (5 yrs) 470 1887 1764 251 535 102 26 38 293 7 112 101 .303 .347 .455 .802 123 803 51 6 5
NYG (3 yrs) 232 968 906 119 284 48 6 15 141 4 49 40 .313 .349 .429 .779 121 389 28 1 12
BSN (1 yr) 66 231 218 17 62 13 0 0 26 3 12 12 .284 .325 .344 .669 86 75 6 1 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
1932 20 STL NL 26 109 5 0 0 -1 -1 3 0.3 3 7 0.7 .513 .502 0.8 -0.2 8 O8/7
1933 21 STL NL 148 627 21 -0 0 2 -7 16 1.6 19 35 3.8 .512 .511 3.6 -0.6 33 *7O MVP-18
1934 ★ 22 STL NL 149 646 16 0 0 2 -7 11 1.1 20 31 3.2 .508 .507 2.9 -0.5 29 $5,000 *O7/9 AS
1935 ★ 23 STL NL 154 670 42 -0 0 5 -7 40 4.0 21 61 6.1 .526 .524 5.6 -0.2 56 *7O AS,MVP-5
1936 ★ 24 STL NL 155 677 48 0 0 8 -7 49 4.8 22 71 7.1 .531 .530 6.2 0.1 63 *7O AS,MVP-4
1937 ★ 25 STL NL 156 677 67 0 0 3 -7 63 6.2 22 85 8.5 .540 .539 8.2 -0.5 82 *7O AS,MVP-1
1938 ★ 26 STL NL 146 634 31 1 0 2 -7 27 2.6 21 48 4.8 .519 .517 4.7 -0.6 46 $20,000 *7O AS,MVP-11
1939 ★ 27 STL NL 150 667 25 -1 0 6 -7 24 2.3 21 45 4.6 .517 .515 4.1 -0.2 39 $18,000 *7O AS,MVP-7
1940 ★ 28 STL NL 37 164 1 0 0 0 -2 -0 -0.1 5 5 0.5 .498 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 7O AS
1940 ★ 28 BRO NL 106 452 13 0 0 8 -5 16 1.6 15 31 3.2 .516 .510 2.4 0.3 23 *7O AS
1941 ★ 29 BRO NL 133 579 27 0 0 4 -6 25 2.6 20 45 4.6 .520 .517 4.2 -0.3 41 *7O AS
1942 ★ 30 BRO NL 142 587 9 0 0 4 -6 6 0.6 19 25 2.6 .505 .505 2.2 -0.3 21 *7O AS,MVP-17
1943 31 BRO NL 48 184 -3 -0 0 -2 -2 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .483 .495 0.0 -0.5 1 7O
1943 31 NYG NL 78 336 1 0 0 0 -4 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.7 .496 .498 0.8 -0.4 8 7O/3
1944 ★ 32 NYG NL 128 535 21 -0 0 6 -6 22 2.3 17 39 4.0 .518 .514 3.4 0.0 33 *7O AS,MVP-20
1945 33 NYG NL 26 97 1 -0 0 0 -1 -0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.3 -0.1 3 7O
1945 33 BSN NL 66 231 -4 -0 0 0 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.1 .490 .496 0.1 -0.2 1 7O3
1946 34 BRO NL 41 85 3 0 0 -1 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.6 -0.2 5 7O/3
1947 35 STL NL 75 166 4 0 0 -1 -2 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.9 -0.3 9 O9/7
1948 36 STL NL 20 20 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /O
17 Seasons 1984 8143 326 1 -0 45 -86 285 28.1 262 547 55.5 .515 .514 51.1 -4.8 503 $43,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (11 yrs) 1216 5057 259 0 -0 26 -53 232 22.8 161 393 39.8 .519 .518 37.2 -3.1 367 $43,000
BRO (5 yrs) 470 1887 48 0 0 13 -20 41 4.1 63 104 10.7 .509 .508 9.4 -1.0 91
NYG (3 yrs) 232 968 23 0 0 6 -10 19 1.9 31 50 5.0 .509 .507 4.4 -0.5 44
BSN (1 yr) 66 231 -4 -0 0 0 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.1 .490 .496 0.1 -0.2 1

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
1934 ❍ 22 STL NL WS DET W 7 30 29 4 11 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 7 .379 .400 .552 .952 16 1 0 0 0
1941 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 5 18 17 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .278 .294 .572 5 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 12 48 46 5 15 1 1 1 5 0 0 2 9 .326 .354 .457 .811 21 1 0 0 0
2 WS 12 48 46 5 15 1 1 1 5 0 0 2 9 .326 .354 .457 .811 21 1 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
1932 STL NL 20 OF 26 26 26 67 63 2 2 1 .970 2.50 .976 2.52
1932 STL NL 20 CF 19 19 19 55 51 2 2 1 .964 2.79 .982 2.97
1932 STL NL 20 LF 7 7 7 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .975 2.29
1933 STL NL 21 LF 147 147 146 342 318 17 7 2 .980 2.28 .976 2.29 MVP-18
1933 STL NL 21 OF 147 147 146 342 318 17 7 2 .980 2.28 .977 2.43 MVP-18
1934 STL NL 22 OF 149 149 145 346 322 10 14 1 .960 2.23 .973 2.37 AS
1934 STL NL 22 LF 144 144 141 335 311 10 14 1 .958 2.23 .969 2.19 AS
1934 STL NL 22 RF 5 5 4 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.20 .970 2.22 AS
1935 STL NL 23 LF 154 153 146 373 352 8 13 0 .965 2.34 .970 2.25 AS,MVP-5
1935 STL NL 23 OF 154 153 146 373 352 8 13 0 .965 2.34 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-5
1936 STL NL 24 LF 155 154 145 389 367 16 6 4 .985 2.47 .972 2.18 AS,MVP-4
1936 STL NL 24 OF 155 154 145 389 367 16 6 4 .985 2.47 .973 2.38 AS,MVP-4
1937 STL NL 25 LF 156 156 152 342 329 9 4 1 .988 2.17 .973 2.10 AS,MVP-1
1937 STL NL 25 OF 156 156 152 342 329 9 4 1 .988 2.17 .974 2.24 AS,MVP-1
1938 STL NL 26 LF 144 144 142 351 330 12 9 6 .974 2.38 .971 2.23 AS,MVP-11
1938 STL NL 26 OF 144 144 142 351 330 12 9 6 .974 2.38 .976 2.34 AS,MVP-11
1939 STL NL 27 LF 149 149 130 331 313 10 8 1 .976 2.17 .974 2.16 AS,MVP-7
1939 STL NL 27 OF 149 149 130 331 313 10 8 1 .976 2.17 .975 2.32 AS,MVP-7
1940 TOT NL 28 LF 140 139 131 338 325 7 6 0 .982 2.37 .974 2.26 AS
1940 TOT NL 28 OF 140 139 131 335 321 8 6 0 .982 2.35 .977 2.32 AS
1940 STL NL 28 LF 37 37 31 83 81 1 1 0 .988 2.22 .974 2.26
1940 STL NL 28 OF 37 37 31 83 81 1 1 0 .988 2.22 .977 2.32
1940 BRO NL 28 LF 103 102 100 255 244 6 5 0 .980 2.43 .974 2.26
1940 BRO NL 28 OF 103 102 100 252 240 7 5 0 .980 2.40 .977 2.32
1941 BRO NL 29 LF 131 130 128 285 269 11 5 2 .982 2.14 .976 2.32 AS
1941 BRO NL 29 OF 131 130 128 286 270 11 5 2 .983 2.15 .975 2.31 AS
1942 BRO NL 30 LF 140 136 129 292 284 5 3 1 .990 2.06 .983 2.30 AS,MVP-17
1942 BRO NL 30 OF 140 136 129 295 287 5 3 1 .990 2.09 .981 2.34 AS,MVP-17
1943 TOT NL 31 LF 117 114 111 208 191 10 7 2 .966 1.72 .977 2.23
1943 TOT NL 31 OF 116 114 111 238 222 12 4 2 .983 2.02 .977 2.41
1943 BRO NL 31 LF 42 39 37 67 63 2 2 0 .970 1.55 .977 2.23
1943 BRO NL 31 OF 42 39 37 69 65 2 2 0 .971 1.60 .977 2.41
1943 NYG NL 31 LF 75 75 74 141 128 8 5 2 .965 1.81 .977 2.23
1943 NYG NL 31 OF 74 75 74 169 157 10 2 2 .988 2.26 .977 2.41
1943 NYG NL 31 1B 3 2 2 27 26 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 .992 10.47
1944 NYG NL 32 LF 122 121 120 299 289 8 2 2 .993 2.43 .981 2.34 AS,MVP-20
1944 NYG NL 32 OF 122 121 120 300 290 8 2 2 .993 2.44 .980 2.47 AS,MVP-20
1945 TOT NL 33 LF 61 59 49 131 123 7 1 2 .992 2.13 .970 2.33
1945 TOT NL 33 OF 61 59 49 133 124 8 1 2 .992 2.16 .978 2.45
1945 NYG NL 33 LF 23 21 21 47 45 1 1 0 .979 2.00 .970 2.33
1945 NYG NL 33 OF 23 21 21 48 46 1 1 0 .979 2.04 .978 2.45
1945 BSN NL 33 LF 38 38 28 84 78 6 0 2 1.000 2.21 .970 2.33
1945 BSN NL 33 OF 38 38 28 85 78 7 0 2 1.000 2.24 .978 2.45
1945 BSN NL 33 1B 15 14 7 127 124 3 0 6 1.000 8.47 .990 10.17
1946 BRO NL 34 LF 18 14 2 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .975 2.25
1946 BRO NL 34 OF 18 14 2 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .977 2.39
1946 BRO NL 34 1B 1 1 0 10 8 0 2 2 .800 8.00 .991 10.00
1947 STL NL 35 OF 43 36 14 59 56 3 0 2 1.000 1.37 .977 2.42
1947 STL NL 35 RF 38 31 13 52 49 3 0 2 1.000 1.37 .978 2.10
1947 STL NL 35 LF 5 5 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .975 2.30
1948 STL NL 36 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
17 Seasons OF 1852 1827 1716 4217 3994 139 84 27 .980 2.23 .976 2.37
16 Seasons LF 1790 1772 1680 4062 3847 130 85 24 .979 2.22 .974 2.24
2 Seasons RF 43 36 17 63 60 3 0 2 1.000 1.47 .977 2.11
3 Seasons 1B 19 17 9 164 158 4 2 9 .988 8.53 .990 10.21
1 Season CF 19 19 19 55 51 2 2 1 .964 2.79 .982 2.97
17 Seasons TOT 1871 1844 1725 4381 4152 143 86 36 .980 2.30 .976 2.45
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

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA (16.1%)
1958 BBWAA (18.8%)
1960 BBWAA (14.1%)
1962 BBWAA (21.2%)
1964 BBWAA (53.7%)
1964 Run Off (64.7%)
1966 BBWAA (61.9%)
1967 BBWAA (72.6%)
1967 Run Off (81.0%)
1968 BBWAA (84.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1968 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1934 (LF)
1935 (LF)
1936 (LF)
1937 (LF)
1938 (LF)
1939 (LF)
1940 (LF)
1941 *
1942 (LF)
1944 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1933 NL (18, 6%)
1935 NL (5, 46%)
1936 NL (4, 38%)
1937 NL (1, 88%)
1938 NL (11, 16%)
1939 NL (7, 24%)
1942 NL (17, 6%)
1944 NL (20, 3%)
1 MVP
2.27 Career Shares (74th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 NL  6.1 (7th)
1936 NL  7.1 (5th)
1937 NL  8.5 (1st)
1938 NL  4.8 (10th)
Career  55.5 (225th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1935 NL  6.1 (4th)
1936 NL  7.1 (3rd)
1937 NL  8.5 (1st)
1938 NL  4.8 (7th)
1939 NL  4.6 (9th)
1941 NL  4.6 (7th)
Career  55.5 (142nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1935 NL  5.6 (4th)
1936 NL  6.2 (4th)
1937 NL  8.2 (1st)
1938 NL  4.7 (7th)
1939 NL  4.1 (10th)
1941 NL  4.2 (9th)
Career  51.1 (155th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1935 NL  .353 (2nd)
1936 NL  .351 (3rd)
1937 NL  .374 (1st)
1938 NL  .322 (4th)
1939 NL  .332 (3rd)
1941 NL  .318 (3rd)
1942 NL  .300 (7th)
1944 NL  .337 (3rd)
Career  .324 (43rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1935 NL  .386 (8th)
1937 NL  .414 (4th)
1938 NL  .369 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1933 NL  .497 (4th)
1934 NL  .529 (5th)
1935 NL  .576 (2nd)
1936 NL  .577 (4th)
1937 NL  .641 (1st)
1938 NL  .536 (3rd)
1939 NL  .507 (6th)
1940 NL  .482 (10th)
1941 NL  .517 (4th)
Career  .505 (87th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1933 NL  .835 (8th)
1934 NL  .872 (10th)
1935 NL  .962 (2nd)
1936 NL  .964 (5th)
1937 NL  1.056 (1st)
1938 NL  .905 (4th)
1939 NL  .886 (6th)
1941 NL  .881 (6th)
Career  .867 (121st)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  149 (8th)
1935 NL  154 (4th)
1936 NL  155 (4th)
1937 NL  156 (1st)
1939 NL  150 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1933 NL  595 (7th)
1934 NL  620 (3rd)
1935 NL  634 (5th)
1936 NL  636 (4th)
1937 NL  633 (1st)
1938 NL  590 (7th)
1939 NL  606 (5th)
1940 NL  581 (5th)
Career  7,635 (187th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1935 NL  670 (8th)
1936 NL  677 (9th)
1937 NL  677 (5th)
1938 NL  634 (10th)
1939 NL  667 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1933 NL  92 (5th)
1934 NL  110 (5th)
1935 NL  132 (2nd)
1936 NL  115 (4th)
1937 NL  111 (1st)
1938 NL  100 (5th)
1939 NL  98 (8th)
1941 NL  100 (3rd)
Career  1,198 (177th)

Hits s c a p y
1933 NL  182 (6th)
1934 NL  198 (4th)
1935 NL  224 (2nd)
1936 NL  223 (1st)
1937 NL  237 (1st)
1938 NL  190 (4th)
1939 NL  201 (2nd)
1940 NL  175 (5th)
1941 NL  171 (5th)
1942 NL  166 (3rd)
Career  2,471 (102nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1933 NL  296 (3rd)
1934 NL  328 (4th)
1935 NL  365 (1st)
1936 NL  367 (1st)
1937 NL  406 (1st)
1938 NL  316 (2nd)
1939 NL  307 (3rd)
1940 NL  280 (3rd)
1941 NL  278 (3rd)
1942 NL  223 (10th)
Career  3,852 (107th)

Doubles s c a p y
1933 NL  40 (2nd)
1934 NL  40 (4th)
1935 NL  46 (2nd)
1936 NL  64 (1st)
1937 NL  56 (1st)
1938 NL  47 (1st)
1939 NL  48 (2nd)
1941 NL  33 (5th)
1942 NL  37 (2nd)
1943 NL  30 (8th)
Career  540 (34th)

Triples s c a p y
1933 NL  10 (7th)
1934 NL  18 (1st)
1935 NL  13 (3rd)
1936 NL  13 (2nd)
1937 NL  10 (6th)
1939 NL  8 (9th)
1940 NL  12 (6th)
1941 NL  10 (4th)
Career  113 (117th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1933 NL  18 (4th)
1934 NL  18 (6th)
1935 NL  23 (4th)
1936 NL  18 (6th)
1937 NL  31 (1st)
1938 NL  21 (6th)
1939 NL  14 (10th)
1940 NL  17 (8th)
1941 NL  18 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1933 NL  98 (4th)
1934 NL  106 (4th)
1935 NL  126 (2nd)
1936 NL  138 (1st)
1937 NL  154 (1st)
1938 NL  122 (1st)
1939 NL  117 (2nd)
1941 NL  88 (9th)
1942 NL  96 (4th)
Career  1,383 (79th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1933 NL  56 (6th)
1934 NL  83 (2nd)
1935 NL  59 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1935 NL  142 (6th)
1937 NL  140 (3rd)
1938 NL  114 (9th)
1939 NL  131 (8th)
1940 NL  116 (8th)
1942 NL  121 (5th)
1944 NL  131 (5th)
Career  1,613 (148th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1935 NL  151 (4th)
1936 NL  157 (4th)
1937 NL  182 (1st)
1938 NL  141 (6th)
1939 NL  131 (7th)
1941 NL  141 (9th)
Career  134 (120th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1933 NL  99 (6th)
1934 NL  112 (7th)
1935 NL  140 (2nd)
1936 NL  141 (1st)
1937 NL  167 (1st)
1938 NL  116 (3rd)
1939 NL  116 (3rd)
1940 NL  95 (8th)
1941 NL  101 (6th)
Career  1,400 (109th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1933 NL  21 (9th)
1935 NL  43 (3rd)
1936 NL  49 (4th)
1937 NL  70 (1st)
1938 NL  32 (6th)
1939 NL  26 (6th)
1941 NL  27 (8th)
Career  330 (108th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1933 NL  2.2 (9th)
1935 NL  4.2 (3rd)
1936 NL  4.8 (4th)
1937 NL  6.8 (1st)
1938 NL  3.2 (6th)
1939 NL  2.5 (6th)
1941 NL  2.8 (8th)
Career  32.6 (106th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1933 NL  68 (3rd)
1934 NL  76 (3rd)
1935 NL  82 (1st)
1936 NL  95 (1st)
1937 NL  97 (1st)
1938 NL  76 (2nd)
1939 NL  70 (2nd)
1940 NL  59 (5th)
1941 NL  61 (4th)
1942 NL  45 (9th)
Career  858 (80th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1935 NL  258 (7th)
1936 NL  261 (8th)
1937 NL  280 (2nd)
1938 NL  234 (7th)
1939 NL  248 (9th)
Career  2,934 (224th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1935 NL  .759 (2nd)
1936 NL  .760 (5th)
1937 NL  .835 (1st)
1938 NL  .721 (4th)
1939 NL  .694 (6th)
1941 NL  .720 (7th)
Career  .700 (73rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1934 NL  15 (8th)
1935 NL  15 (7th)
1938 NL  21 (5th)
1939 NL  15 (9th)
1940 NL  19 (2nd)
1941 NL  20 (2nd)
1942 NL  15 (9th)
1943 NL  17 (7th)
Career  203 (92nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1933 NL  7.8 (9th)
1939 NL  8.4 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1942 NL  22.1 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1933 NL  33.1 (8th)
1935 NL  27.6 (7th)
1937 NL  20.4 (3rd)
1938 NL  28.1 (8th)
1941 NL  29.9 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1934 NL  441 (7th)
1939 NL  434 (9th)
1940 NL  425 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 NL  16.84 (5th)
1941 NL  19.03 (6th)
1942 NL  25.35 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.5 (9th)
1942 NL  2.4 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 NL  1.4 (5th)
1941 NL  2.0 (5th)
1942 NL  1.5 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 NL  1.6 (5th)
1941 NL  1.9 (6th)
1942 NL  2.7 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  147 (1st)
1934 NL  144 (1st)
1935 NL  154 (2nd)
1936 NL  155 (1st)
1937 NL  156 (1st)
1938 NL  144 (1st)
1939 NL  149 (1st)
1940 NL  140 (2nd)
1941 NL  131 (2nd)
1942 NL  140 (1st)
1943 NL  117 (3rd)
1944 NL  122 (5th)
Career  1,790 (9th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  318 (1st)
1934 NL  311 (2nd)
1935 NL  352 (1st)
1936 NL  367 (1st)
1937 NL  329 (1st)
1938 NL  330 (1st)
1939 NL  313 (2nd)
1940 NL  325 (2nd)
1941 NL  269 (4th)
1942 NL  284 (2nd)
1943 NL  191 (4th)
1944 NL  289 (4th)
Career  3,847 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  17 (1st)
1934 NL  10 (2nd)
1935 NL  8 (4th)
1936 NL  16 (2nd)
1937 NL  9 (3rd)
1938 NL  12 (2nd)
1939 NL  10 (2nd)
1941 NL  11 (2nd)
1943 NL  10 (5th)
1944 NL  8 (4th)
1945 NL  7 (5th)
Career  130 (10th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  7 (1st)
1934 NL  14 (1st)
1935 NL  13 (1st)
1936 NL  6 (5th)
1938 NL  9 (2nd)
1939 NL  8 (3rd)
1940 NL  6 (4th)
1941 NL  5 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (4th)
1943 NL  7 (1st)
Career  85 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  2 (3rd)
1934 NL  1 (4th)
1936 NL  4 (1st)
1937 NL  1 (4th)
1938 NL  6 (1st)
1939 NL  1 (4th)
1941 NL  2 (4th)
1942 NL  1 (3rd)
1943 NL  2 (4th)
1944 NL  2 (3rd)
1945 NL  2 (1st)
Career  24 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  147 (5th)
1934 NL  149 (4th)
1935 NL  154 (3rd)
1936 NL  155 (1st)
1937 NL  156 (1st)
1938 NL  144 (4th)
1939 NL  149 (2nd)
1940 NL  140 (4th)
1942 NL  140 (5th)
Career  1,852 (76th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1935 NL  352 (5th)
1936 NL  367 (4th)
1937 NL  329 (4th)
1938 NL  330 (4th)
1939 NL  313 (4th)
1940 NL  321 (4th)
Career  3,994 (71st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  17 (3rd)
1936 NL  16 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1934 NL  14 (1st)
1935 NL  13 (4th)
1938 NL  9 (5th)
1939 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1936 NL  4 (4th)
1938 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  2.28 (2nd)
1934 NL  2.23 (3rd)
1935 NL  2.34 (3rd)
1936 NL  2.47 (1st)
1937 NL  2.17 (3rd)
1938 NL  2.38 (2nd)
1939 NL  2.17 (4th)
1940 NL  2.37 (2nd)
1941 NL  2.14 (5th)
1942 NL  2.06 (4th)
1943 NL  1.72 (5th)
1944 NL  2.43 (3rd)
Career  2.22 (24th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  .980 (1st)
1934 NL  .958 (2nd)
1935 NL  .965 (5th)
1936 NL  .985 (1st)
1937 NL  .988 (1st)
1938 NL  .974 (4th)
1939 NL  .976 (3rd)
1940 NL  .982 (1st)
1941 NL  .982 (2nd)
1942 NL  .990 (2nd)
1943 NL  .966 (4th)
1944 NL  .993 (1st)
Career  .979 (88th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1936 NL  .985 (4th)
1937 NL  .988 (1st)
1941 NL  .983 (5th)
1942 NL  .990 (2nd)
1944 NL  .993 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1932 NL  born 1911-11-24 (4th)
1933 NL  born 1911-11-24 (5th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 41 (37), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 226 (29), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 201 (45), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 46 (105), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (16th), 55.5 career WAR/39.7 7yr-peak WAR/47.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1934 22 St. Louis Cardinals $5,000 ? 3/25/67 TSN
1938 26 St. Louis Cardinals $20,000 ? 3/9/39 TSN
1939 27 St. Louis Cardinals $18,000 ? 2/29/40 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$43,000
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.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ジョー・メドウィック 統計
Polish: Joe Medwick Statystyki

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