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Jack Merson

John Warren Merson

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 17, 1922 in Elkridge, MD
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1951 (Age 29)
Rookie Status: Lost 1952 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/RedSox 1951-1953

Final Game: April 24, 1953 (Age 31)
Died: April 28, 2000 in Elkridge, MD
Buried: Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD
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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
1951 29 PIT NL 13 52 50 6 18 2 2 1 14 0 0 1 7 .360 .373 .540 .913 140 27 0 0 1 4
1952 30 PIT NL 111 424 398 41 98 20 2 5 38 1 1 22 38 .246 .287 .344 .632 73 137 11 1 3 45
1953 31 BOS AL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /4
3 Yrs 125 480 452 47 116 22 4 6 52 1 1 23 45 .257 .294 .363 .657 79 164 11 1 4
162 Game Avg. 162 622 586 61 150 29 5 8 67 1 1 30 58 .257 .294 .363 .657 79 213 14 1 5
PIT (2 yrs) 124 476 448 47 116 22 4 6 52 1 1 23 45 .259 .297 .366 .663 81 164 11 1 4
BOS (1 yr) 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 124 476 448 47 116 22 4 6 52 1 1 23 45 .259 .297 .366 .663 81 164 11 1 4
AL (1 yr) 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 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
1951 29 PIT NL 13 52 2 0 0 1 1 4 0.4 2 6 0.6 .533 .503 0.5 0.2 5 4
1952 30 PIT NL 111 424 -14 1 0 -2 3 -12 -1.4 16 4 0.3 .488 .492 0.5 0.2 6 45
1953 31 BOS AL 1 4 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .288 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /4
3 Seasons 125 480 -13 1 0 -2 4 -10 -1.2 18 8 0.7 .491 .493 1.0 0.2 10
PIT (2 yrs) 124 476 -12 1 0 -1 4 -8 -0.9 18 10 0.9 .493 .493 1.1 0.3 11
BOS (1 yr) 1 4 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .288 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1951 PIT NL 29 2B 13 13 13 117.0 77 30 46 1 7 .987 5.85 5.85 .976 5.70 5.68
1952 PIT NL 30 2B 81 74 69 643.2 413 190 214 9 59 .978 5.65 4.99 .975 5.48 5.43
1952 PIT NL 30 3B 27 31 26 265.0 85 30 52 3 3 .965 2.78 3.04 .954 3.15 3.12
1953 BOS AL 31 2B 1 1 1 9.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -1 -133 7.00 7.00 .979 5.60 5.60
3 Seasons 2B 95 88 83 769.2 498 223 264 11 66 .978 -1 -2 5.69 5.13 .975 5.51 5.47
1 Season 3B 27 31 26 265.0 85 30 52 3 3 .965 2.78 3.04 .954 3.15 3.12
3 Seasons TOT 122 119 109 1034.2 583 253 316 14 69 .976 -1 -1 4.95 4.66 .972 4.91 4.95
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

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1952 NL  5.65 (2nd)

                                         

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