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Bob Meusel

Robert William Meusel (Long Bob)

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 19, 1896 in San Jose, CA
High School: Manual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1920 (Age 23.270)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Reds 1920-1930

Final Game: September 26, 1930 (Age 34.069)
Died: November 28, 1977 in Downey, CA
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA
Relatives: Brother of Irish Meusel
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Standard Batting

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
1920 23 NYY AL 119 494 460 75 151 40 7 11 83 4 4 20 72 .328 .359 .517 .876 126 238 2 12 O597/3
1921 24 NYY AL 149 647 598 104 190 40 16 24 135 17 6 34 88 .318 .356 .559 .915 128 334 2 12 *O97
1922 25 NYY AL 121 524 473 61 151 26 11 16 84 13 8 40 58 .319 .376 .522 .898 130 247 3 11 *O97/8 MVP-15
1923 26 NYY AL 132 503 460 59 144 29 10 9 91 13 15 31 52 .313 .359 .478 .837 117 220 2 10 *O79/8
1924 27 NYY AL 143 630 579 93 188 40 11 12 120 26 14 32 43 .325 .365 .494 .859 120 286 5 14 *O79/58
1925 28 NYY AL 156 697 624 101 181 34 12 33 138 13 14 54 55 .290 .348 .542 .889 125 338 1 17 *O795 MVP-18
1926 29 NYY AL 108 474 413 73 130 22 3 12 78 16 17 37 32 .315 .373 .470 .842 120 194 1 23 *O79/8 MVP-21
1927 30 NYY AL 135 582 516 75 174 47 9 8 103 24 10 45 58 .337 .393 .510 .902 135 263 2 21 *O79
1928 31 NYY AL 131 577 518 77 154 45 5 11 113 6 9 39 56 .297 .349 .467 .816 114 242 2 18 *O79
1929 32 NYY AL 100 414 391 46 102 15 3 10 57 2 5 17 42 .261 .292 .391 .683 79 153 0 5 O79
1930 33 CIN NL 113 484 443 62 128 30 8 10 62 9 26 63 .289 .330 .460 .790 93 204 1 14 *O78/9
11 Yrs 1407 6026 5475 826 1693 368 95 156 1064 143 102 375 619 .309 .356 .497 .852 118 2719 21 157
162 Game Avg. 162 694 630 95 195 42 11 18 123 16 43 71 .309 .356 .497 .852 118 313 2 18
NYY (10 yrs) 1294 5542 5032 764 1565 338 87 146 1002 134 102 349 556 .311 .358 .500 .858 121 2515 20 143
CIN (1 yr) 113 484 443 62 128 30 8 10 62 9 26 63 .289 .330 .460 .790 93 204 1 14
AL (10 yrs) 1294 5542 5032 764 1565 338 87 146 1002 134 102 349 556 .311 .358 .500 .858 121 2515 20 143
NL (1 yr) 113 484 443 62 128 30 8 10 62 9 26 63 .289 .330 .460 .790 93 204 1 14

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
1920 23 NYY AL 119 494 13 1 0 2 -2 14 1.4 19 32 3.2 .512 .509 3.0 0.0 31 $3,200 O597/3
1921 24 NYY AL 149 647 19 2 0 4 -7 18 1.7 24 42 4.1 .511 .510 3.6 -0.2 38 $4,000 *O97
1922 25 NYY AL 121 524 18 0 0 1 -6 14 1.3 20 34 3.3 .511 .509 3.3 -0.5 33 $8,000 *O97/8 MVP-15
1923 26 NYY AL 132 503 8 -3 0 -2 -6 -2 -0.2 19 17 1.7 .499 .499 1.9 -0.8 19 $9,000 *O79/8
1924 27 NYY AL 143 630 14 1 0 -4 -7 4 0.5 24 28 2.8 .503 .502 3.1 -1.0 31 $10,500 *O79/58
1925 28 NYY AL 156 697 17 -2 0 1 -5 11 1.0 26 37 3.6 .507 .506 3.5 -0.4 36 $11,500 *O795 MVP-18
1926 29 NYY AL 108 474 11 -3 0 0 -5 3 0.3 18 21 2.1 .503 .502 2.1 -0.5 21 $12,000 *O79/8 MVP-21
1927 30 NYY AL 135 582 24 1 0 1 -6 21 2.0 22 42 4.2 .515 .512 4.1 -0.5 42 $13,000 *O79
1928 31 NYY AL 131 577 9 -2 0 2 -6 3 0.3 21 24 2.4 .502 .502 2.2 -0.4 22 $13,000 *O79
1929 32 NYY AL 100 414 -14 -1 0 6 -4 -13 -1.3 16 2 0.3 .487 .492 -0.3 0.2 -4 O79
1930 33 CIN NL 113 484 -8 -0 0 -4 -4 -16 -1.4 15 -1 0.0 .488 .491 0.4 -0.7 3 $4,000 *O78/9
11 Seasons 1407 6026 113 -6 0 7 -58 56 5.5 222 278 27.6 .504 .504 26.9 -4.8 271 $88,200
NYY (10 yrs) 1294 5542 121 -6 0 11 -54 72 7.0 208 279 27.6 .505 .505 26.4 -4.1 268 $84,200
CIN (1 yr) 113 484 -8 -0 0 -4 -4 -16 -1.4 15 -1 0.0 .488 .491 0.4 -0.7 3 $4,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1920 23 NYY AL 494 325 84 6.9 110 .371 .328 .296 .359 .362 .517 .407 .876 .768 126 .681 15.3 1.5 .831 .233 .189 5.9
1921 24 NYY AL 647 426 118 7.4 116 .342 .318 .302 .356 .368 .559 .424 .915 .793 128 .666 20.5 1.9 .920 .316 .241 19.9
1922 25 NYY AL 524 341 91 7.2 111 .338 .319 .296 .376 .361 .522 .415 .898 .776 130 .679 18.9 1.8 .894 .298 .203 14.3
1923 26 NYY AL 503 341 74 5.8 109 .338 .313 .293 .359 .363 .478 .404 .837 .767 117 .598 9.0 0.9 .758 .228 .165 10.6
1924 27 NYY AL 630 419 101 6.4 112 .336 .325 .298 .365 .368 .494 .409 .859 .776 120 .623 14.0 1.3 .827 .245 .169 16.4
1925 28 NYY AL 697 474 113 6.4 114 .276 .290 .297 .348 .367 .542 .416 .889 .784 125 .600 17.5 1.6 .858 .337 .252 18.7
1926 29 NYY AL 474 323 68 5.6 109 .320 .315 .289 .373 .360 .470 .405 .842 .765 120 .581 10.8 1.0 .770 .242 .155 13.7
1927 30 NYY AL 582 373 103 7.4 109 .369 .337 .290 .393 .358 .510 .408 .902 .766 135 .682 26.3 2.5 .920 .287 .172 12.0
1928 31 NYY AL 577 391 81 5.5 106 .317 .297 .286 .349 .351 .467 .406 .816 .758 114 .570 10.4 1.0 .751 .239 .170 7.8
1929 32 NYY AL 414 299 43 3.8 107 .271 .261 .284 .292 .350 .391 .411 .683 .761 79 .386 -13.9 -1.3 .568 .166 .130 3.3
1930 33 CIN NL 484 329 67 5.4 121 .319 .289 .304 .330 .362 .460 .452 .790 .813 93 .463 -5.1 -0.4 .762 .251 .172 9.5
11 Yrs 6026 4041 943 6.2 111 .327 .309 .294 .356 .361 .497 .414 .852 .776 118 .606 123.7 11.8 .813 .263 .187 149.2
162 Game Avg. 694 465 109 6.2 111 .327 .309 .294 .356 .361 .497 .414 .852 .776 118 .606 14 1 .813 .263 .187 17
NYY (10 yrs) 5542 3712 876 6.3 111 .328 .311 .294 .358 .361 .500 .411 .858 .772 121 .618 128.9 12.3 .817 .265 .189 139.7
CIN (1 yr) 484 329 67 5.4 121 .319 .289 .304 .330 .362 .460 .452 .790 .813 93 .463 -5.1 -0.4 .762 .251 .172 9.5
AL (10 yrs) 5542 3712 876 6.3 111 .328 .311 .294 .358 .361 .500 .411 .858 .772 121 .618 128.9 12.3 .817 .265 .189 139.7
NL (1 yr) 484 329 67 5.4 121 .319 .289 .304 .330 .362 .460 .452 .790 .813 93 .463 -5.1 -0.4 .762 .251 .172 9.5

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
1921 24 NYY AL WS NYG L 8 32 30 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 2 2 5 .200 .250 .267 .517 8 1 0 0 0 0
1922 25 NYY AL WS NYG L 5 21 20 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 .300 .333 .350 .683 7 0 0 0 0 0
1923 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 26 26 1 7 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 3 .269 .269 .462 .731 12 2 0 0 0 0
1926 29 NYY AL WS STL L 7 30 21 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 .238 .393 .381 .774 8 0 0 2 1 0
1927 ❍ 30 NYY AL WS PIT W 4 18 17 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 .118 .167 .118 .284 2 0 0 0 0 0
1928 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS STL W 4 17 15 5 3 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 5 .200 .294 .467 .761 7 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (6 Series) 34 144 129 15 29 6 3 1 17 5 2 12 24 .225 .289 .341 .630 44 3 0 2 1 0
6 WS 34 144 129 15 29 6 3 1 17 5 2 12 24 .225 .289 .341 .630 44 3 0 2 1 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1920 23 NYY AL 494 2.2% 14.6% 4.1% 11.7% 38% 3.60 6.4 41.8 5.5 76%
1921 24 NYY AL 647 3.7% 13.6% 5.3% 12.4% 42% 2.59 6.8 24.9 4.4 75%
1922 25 NYY AL 524 3.1% 11.1% 7.6% 10.1% 35% 1.45 8.2 29.6 5.6 76%
1923 26 NYY AL 503 1.8% 10.3% 6.2% 9.5% 33% 1.68 8.8 51.1 5.1 79%
1924 27 NYY AL 630 1.9% 6.8% 5.1% 10.0% 34% 1.34 13.5 48.3 4.8 83%
1925 28 NYY AL 697 4.7% 7.9% 7.8% 11.3% 44% 1.02 11.3 18.9 4.5 77%
1926 29 NYY AL 474 2.5% 6.8% 7.8% 7.8% 29% 0.86 12.9 34.4 5.3 78%
1927 30 NYY AL 582 1.4% 10.0% 7.7% 11.0% 37% 1.29 8.9 64.5 5.0 77%
1928 31 NYY AL 577 1.9% 9.7% 6.8% 10.6% 40% 1.44 9.3 47.1 4.6 78%
1929 32 NYY AL 414 2.4% 10.1% 4.1% 6.8% 28% 2.47 9.3 39.1 6.9 82%
1930 33 CIN NL 484 2.1% 13.0% 5.4% 9.9% 38% 2.42 7.0 44.3 7.1 76%
11 Yrs 6026 2.6% 10.3% 6.2% 10.3% 37% 1.65 8.8 35.1 5.1 78%
MLB Averages 1.1% 7.3% 7.8% 6.7% 26% 0.94 12.1 81.6 7.8 80%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1920 23 119 494 460 75 151 40 7 11 83 4 4 20 72 .328 .359 .517 .876 126 238 2 12
1921 24 268 1141 1058 179 341 80 23 35 218 21 10 54 160 .322 .358 .541 .898 128 572 4 24
1922 25 389 1665 1531 240 492 106 34 51 302 34 18 94 218 .321 .363 .535 .898 128 819 7 35
1923 26 521 2168 1991 299 636 135 44 60 393 47 33 125 270 .319 .362 .522 .884 126 1039 9 45
1924 27 664 2798 2570 392 824 175 55 72 513 73 47 157 313 .321 .363 .516 .879 125 1325 14 59
1925 28 820 3495 3194 493 1005 209 67 105 651 86 61 211 368 .315 .360 .521 .881 125 1663 15 76
1926 29 928 3969 3607 566 1135 231 70 117 729 102 78 248 400 .315 .361 .515 .876 124 1857 16 99
1927 30 1063 4551 4123 641 1309 278 79 125 832 126 88 293 458 .317 .365 .514 .880 125 2120 18 120
1928 31 1194 5128 4641 718 1463 323 84 136 945 132 97 332 514 .315 .364 .509 .872 124 2362 20 138
1929 32 1294 5542 5032 764 1565 338 87 146 1002 134 102 349 556 .311 .358 .500 .858 121 2515 20 143
1930 33 1407 6026 5475 826 1693 368 95 156 1064 143 102 375 619 .309 .356 .497 .852 118 2719 21 157

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1920 23 125 509 474 71 149 39 7 11 78 4 20 76 .314 .345 .496 .841 80 119
1921 24 157 657 610 92 181 38 15 23 120 16 32 93 .297 .334 .521 .855 105 149
1922 25 126 539 486 58 149 26 11 16 80 13 39 61 .307 .362 .504 .866 88 121
1923 26 139 519 475 56 143 29 10 9 87 13 31 55 .301 .346 .461 .808 75 132
1924 27 150 645 594 86 183 39 11 12 112 25 31 45 .308 .348 .471 .819 96 143
1925 28 164 712 641 93 175 33 12 32 126 13 52 58 .273 .329 .512 .840 107 156
1926 29 114 493 430 73 132 22 3 12 77 16 38 34 .307 .365 .456 .820 72 108
1927 30 141 597 529 72 172 46 9 8 99 24 44 61 .325 .379 .491 .871 98 135
1928 31 138 600 539 76 156 46 5 11 112 6 40 59 .289 .341 .455 .795 83 131
1929 32 106 432 410 46 104 15 3 10 57 2 17 44 .254 .283 .378 .661 44 100
1930 33 118 488 448 53 119 28 7 9 53 8 24 66 .266 .304 .420 .724 57 113
11 Yrs 1478 6191 5636 776 1663 361 93 153 1001 140 368 652 .295 .341 .474 .814 905 1407
162 Game Avg. 162 679 618 85 182 40 10 17 110 15 40 71 .295 .341 .474 .814 99 1407

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 5.0%)
1949 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1950 BBWAA ( 1.2%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1958 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1960 BBWAA ( 3.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1922 AL (15, 9%)
1925 AL (18, 9%)
1926 AL (21, 5%)
0.23 Career Shares (705th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 AL  .337 (9th)
Career  .309 (116th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1920 AL  .517 (7th)
1921 AL  .559 (6th)
1922 AL  .522 (9th)
1923 AL  .478 (9th)
1924 AL  .494 (10th)
1925 AL  .542 (9th)
1927 AL  .510 (9th)
Career  .497 (116th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1921 AL  .915 (8th)
1922 AL  .898 (9th)
Career  .852 (166th)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 AL  156 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1921 AL  598 (10th)
1925 AL  624 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1925 AL  697 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1921 AL  104 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1921 AL  190 (9th)
1924 AL  188 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1921 AL  334 (3rd)
1924 AL  286 (6th)
1925 AL  338 (2nd)
1927 AL  263 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1920 AL  40 (4th)
1921 AL  40 (5th)
1924 AL  40 (5th)
1927 AL  47 (5th)
1928 AL  45 (3rd)
Career  368 (233rd)

Triples s c a p y
1921 AL  16 (4th)
1922 AL  11 (10th)
1924 AL  11 (6th)
1925 AL  12 (7th)
Career  95 (183rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1920 AL  11 (7th)
1921 AL  24 (2nd)
1922 AL  16 (6th)
1924 AL  12 (6th)
1925 AL  33 (1st)
1926 AL  12 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1921 AL  135 (3rd)
1923 AL  91 (9th)
1924 AL  120 (3rd)
1925 AL  138 (1st)
1927 AL  103 (7th)
1928 AL  113 (3rd)
Career  1,064 (233rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1920 AL  72 (4th)
1921 AL  88 (1st)
1922 AL  58 (6th)
1923 AL  52 (8th)
1924 AL  43 (10th)
1925 AL  55 (6th)
1927 AL  58 (4th)
1928 AL  56 (5th)
1930 NL  63 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1921 AL  17 (8th)
1924 AL  26 (2nd)
1926 AL  16 (6th)
1927 AL  24 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1921 AL  128 (8th)
1922 AL  130 (9th)
1927 AL  135 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1921 AL  118 (8th)
1925 AL  113 (5th)
1927 AL  103 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1921 AL  20 (9th)
1922 AL  19 (10th)
1927 AL  26 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1921 AL  1.9 (9th)
1922 AL  1.8 (10th)
1927 AL  2.5 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1920 AL  58 (8th)
1921 AL  80 (2nd)
1924 AL  63 (5th)
1925 AL  79 (1st)
1927 AL  64 (6th)
1928 AL  61 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1920 AL  .681 (10th)
1921 AL  .667 (8th)
1922 AL  .679 (8th)
1927 AL  .682 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  157 (155th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1923 AL  15 (8th)
1924 AL  14 (4th)
1925 AL  14 (5th)
1926 AL  17 (2nd)
1927 AL  10 (9th)
1928 AL  9 (9th)
Career  102 (115th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1921 AL  19.9 (3rd)
1922 AL  14.3 (2nd)
1923 AL  10.6 (7th)
1924 AL  16.4 (2nd)
1925 AL  18.7 (2nd)
1926 AL  13.7 (4th)
1927 AL  12.0 (6th)
Career  149.2 (191st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1920 AL  41.8 (6th)
1921 AL  24.9 (4th)
1922 AL  29.6 (6th)
1924 AL  48.3 (9th)
1925 AL  18.9 (2nd)
1926 AL  34.4 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1925 AL  474 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (260), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 107 (203), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 76 (257), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (300), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (82nd), 27.6 career WAR/23.6 7yr-peak WAR/25.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Long Robert Bob bobby robert William Meusel muesel

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