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Steve Mesner

Stephen Mathias Mesner

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: January 13, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Riis HS (Los Angeles, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1938 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1943 [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cardinals/Cubs 1938-1945

Final Game: September 30, 1945 (Age 27)
Died: April 6, 1981 in San Diego, CA
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
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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 20 CHC NL 2 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 80 1 0 0 0 /6
1939 21 CHC NL 17 48 43 7 12 4 0 0 6 0 3 4 .279 .340 .372 .713 90 16 1 1 1 6/45
1941 23 STL NL 24 76 69 8 10 1 0 0 10 0 5 6 .145 .203 .159 .362 -0 11 1 0 2 5
1943 25 CIN NL 137 548 504 53 137 26 1 0 52 6 26 20 .272 .309 .327 .636 85 165 14 1 17 *5
1944 26 CIN NL 121 454 414 31 100 17 4 1 47 1 34 20 .242 .301 .309 .610 75 128 10 1 5 *5
1945 27 CIN NL 150 610 540 52 137 19 1 1 52 4 52 18 .254 .322 .298 .620 74 161 17 2 17 *5/4
6 Yrs 451 1741 1574 153 397 67 6 2 167 11 121 69 .252 .308 .306 .614 75 482 43 5 42
162 Game Avg. 162 625 565 55 143 24 2 1 60 4 43 25 .252 .308 .306 .614 75 173 15 2 15
CIN (3 yrs) 408 1612 1458 136 374 62 6 2 151 11 112 58 .257 .311 .311 .623 78 454 41 4 39
CHC (2 yrs) 19 53 47 9 13 4 0 0 6 0 4 5 .277 .346 .362 .708 89 17 1 1 1
STL (1 yr) 24 76 69 8 10 1 0 0 10 0 5 6 .145 .203 .159 .362 -0 11 1 0 2

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 20 CHC NL 2 5 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
1939 21 CHC NL 17 48 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .508 .501 0.2 0.2 2 6/45
1941 23 STL NL 24 76 -9 0 0 1 0 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .463 .495 -0.7 0.1 -6 5
1943 25 CIN NL 137 548 -9 -0 0 3 0 -7 -0.8 17 11 1.0 .494 .495 0.7 0.3 8 *5
1944 26 CIN NL 121 454 -12 0 0 2 0 -10 -1.1 14 5 0.3 .491 .493 0.1 0.2 3 *5
1945 27 CIN NL 150 610 -16 -0 0 7 0 -9 -0.9 19 10 1.0 .494 .494 0.3 0.8 3 *5/4
6 Seasons 451 1741 -47 -0 0 14 1 -32 -3.6 56 24 1.9 .492 .495 0.5 1.6 10
CIN (3 yrs) 408 1612 -37 -1 0 12 0 -26 -2.9 51 26 2.3 .493 .494 1.1 1.3 14
CHC (2 yrs) 19 53 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .508 .501 0.2 0.2 2
STL (1 yr) 24 76 -9 0 0 1 0 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .463 .495 -0.7 0.1 -6

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 CHC NL 20 SS 1 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .943 5.30
1939 CHC NL 21 SS 12 9 9 55 12 39 4 7 .927 4.25 .953 5.50
1939 CHC NL 21 2B 1 1 0 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 7.00 .969 5.70
1939 CHC NL 21 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.00
1941 STL NL 23 3B 22 17 15 71 23 45 3 8 .958 3.09 .949 3.33
1943 CIN NL 25 3B 130 129 125 430 132 274 24 29 .944 3.12 .948 3.17
1944 CIN NL 26 3B 120 116 106 385 120 246 19 21 .951 3.05 .948 3.29
1945 CIN NL 27 3B 148 148 144 511 170 326 15 35 .971 3.35 .941 3.20
1945 CIN NL 27 2B 3 2 2 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 2.00 .967 5.57
5 Seasons 3B 421 410 390 1398 446 891 61 93 .956 3.18 .945 3.22
2 Seasons SS 13 10 10 58 12 41 5 7 .914 4.08 .953 5.48
2 Seasons 2B 4 3 2 13 6 7 0 2 1.000 3.25 .968 5.60
6 Seasons TOT 438 423 402 1469 464 939 66 102 .955 3.20 .946 3.31
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  17 (3rd)
1945 NL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1943 NL  14 (10th)
1945 NL  17 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1943 NL  25.2 (7th)
1945 NL  30.0 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 NL  437 (7th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  130 (5th)
1944 NL  120 (3rd)
1945 NL  148 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  132 (5th)
1944 NL  120 (3rd)
1945 NL  170 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  274 (3rd)
1944 NL  246 (3rd)
1945 NL  326 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  24 (1st)
1944 NL  19 (2nd)
1945 NL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  29 (2nd)
1944 NL  21 (3rd)
1945 NL  35 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  3.12 (2nd)
1944 NL  3.05 (4th)
1945 NL  3.35 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1943 NL  .944 (5th)
1944 NL  .951 (2nd)
1945 NL  .971 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1918-01-13 (3rd)
1939 NL  born 1918-01-13 (10th)

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