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Irish Meusel

Emil Frederick Meusel

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: June 9, 1893 in Oakland, CA
High School: Manual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: October 1, 1914 (Age 21.114)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1918 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Phillies/Robins/Senators 1914-1927

Final Game: July 22, 1927 (Age 34.043)
Died: March 1, 1963 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
Relatives: Brother of Bob Meusel
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 27, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #514. Hunter Pence… #515. Terry Pendleton… #516. Pinky Higgins… #517. IRISH MEUSEL… #518. George Hendrick… #519. Kevin Youkilis… #520. J.D. Drew… 

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
1914 21 WSH AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /7O
1918 25 PHI NL 124 512 473 48 132 25 6 4 62 18 30 21 .279 .323 .383 .706 109 181 1 7 *O78/4
1919 26 PHI NL 135 548 521 65 159 26 7 5 59 24 15 13 .305 .327 .411 .738 115 214 2 11 *O798
1920 27 PHI NL 138 563 518 75 160 27 8 14 69 17 11 32 27 .309 .349 .473 .822 132 245 0 13 *O79/3
1921 28 TOT NL 146 629 586 96 201 33 13 14 87 13 13 33 29 .343 .380 .515 .895 130 302 2 8 *O79
1921 28 PHI NL 84 365 343 59 121 21 7 12 51 8 4 18 17 .353 .385 .560 .945 140 192 0 4 O97
1921 28 NYG NL 62 264 243 37 80 12 6 2 36 5 9 15 12 .329 .373 .453 .826 116 110 2 4 7O/9
1922 29 NYG NL 154 676 617 100 204 28 17 16 132 12 10 35 33 .331 .369 .509 .877 122 314 2 22 *7O
1923 30 NYG NL 146 648 595 102 177 22 14 19 125 8 8 38 16 .297 .341 .477 .818 114 284 1 15 *7O
1924 31 NYG NL 139 603 549 75 170 26 9 6 102 11 7 33 18 .310 .351 .423 .774 108 232 2 19 *7O
1925 32 NYG NL 135 558 516 82 169 35 8 21 111 5 4 26 19 .328 .363 .548 .912 133 283 3 12 *O7/9 MVP-12
1926 33 NYG NL 129 483 449 51 131 25 10 6 65 5 16 18 .292 .322 .432 .754 103 194 4 14 *7O
1927 34 BRO NL 42 87 74 7 18 3 1 1 7 0 11 5 .243 .341 .351 .693 86 26 0 2 O7/9
11 Yrs 1289 5309 4900 701 1521 250 93 106 819 113 53 269 199 .310 .348 .464 .813 118 2275 17 123
162 Game Avg. 162 667 616 88 191 31 12 13 103 14 34 25 .310 .348 .464 .813 118 286 2 15
NYG (6 yrs) 765 3232 2969 447 931 148 64 70 571 46 38 163 116 .314 .352 .477 .829 117 1417 14 86
PHI (4 yrs) 481 1988 1855 247 572 99 28 35 241 67 15 95 78 .308 .343 .449 .792 123 832 3 35
WSH (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 42 87 74 7 18 3 1 1 7 0 11 5 .243 .341 .351 .693 86 26 0 2
NL (10 yrs) 1288 5307 4898 701 1521 250 93 106 819 113 53 269 199 .311 .349 .464 .813 119 2275 17 123
AL (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1914 21 WSH AL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .444 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /7O
1918 25 PHI NL 124 512 5 -0 0 6 -5 5 0.6 16 21 2.2 .505 .504 1.5 0.1 15 *O78/4
1919 26 PHI NL 135 548 9 0 0 -5 -6 -2 -0.4 17 15 1.4 .498 .498 2.1 -1.4 20 *O798
1920 27 PHI NL 138 563 20 1 0 -5 -7 9 1.0 17 27 2.9 .508 .506 3.5 -1.4 32 *O79/3
1921 28 PHI NL 84 365 19 1 0 -2 -4 14 1.4 11 25 2.5 .517 .509 2.8 -0.7 27 O97
1921 28 NYG NL 62 264 6 -2 0 0 -3 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 1.0 -0.3 9 7O/9
1922 29 NYG NL 154 676 19 -0 0 1 -7 12 1.3 21 33 3.3 .508 .507 3.2 -0.5 32 *7O
1923 30 NYG NL 146 648 11 -0 0 -1 -7 3 0.3 20 22 2.2 .502 .502 2.3 -0.7 23 *7O
1924 31 NYG NL 139 603 7 1 0 1 -6 2 0.1 18 21 2.0 .502 .502 2.0 -0.6 20 *7O
1925 32 NYG NL 135 558 25 0 0 -2 -6 17 1.5 17 34 3.3 .512 .510 3.5 -0.8 36 *O7/9 MVP-12
1926 33 NYG NL 129 483 1 -0 0 -1 -5 -5 -0.6 15 10 0.9 .496 .497 1.0 -0.7 10 *7O
1927 34 BRO NL 42 87 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $10,000 O7/9
11 Seasons 1289 5309 119 1 0 -8 -57 55 4.8 163 217 21.7 .504 .503 23.0 -7.2 226 $10,000
NYG (6 yrs) 765 3232 68 -1 0 -2 -34 31 2.6 99 130 12.6 .504 .503 13.0 -3.7 131
PHI (4 yrs) 481 1988 52 2 0 -6 -22 27 2.5 61 88 9.0 .506 .504 9.9 -3.4 94
WSH (1 yr) 1 2 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .444 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
BRO (1 yr) 42 87 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $10,000

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 ❍ 28 NYG NL WS NYY W 8 31 29 4 10 2 1 1 7 1 2 2 3 .345 .387 .586 .973 17 0 0 0 0 0
1922 ❍ 29 NYG NL WS NYY W 5 20 20 3 5 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .400 .650 8 0 0 0 0 0
1923 30 NYG NL WS NYY L 6 25 25 3 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 .280 .280 .520 .800 13 0 0 0 0 0
1924 31 NYG NL WS WSH L 4 16 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .154 .250 .154 .404 2 1 0 0 1 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 23 92 87 10 24 3 2 3 17 1 2 4 6 .276 .304 .460 .764 40 1 0 0 1 0
4 WS 23 92 87 10 24 3 2 3 17 1 2 4 6 .276 .304 .460 .764 40 1 0 0 1 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 G Awards
1914 WSH AL 21 LF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1914 WSH AL 21 OF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
1918 PHI NL 25 OF 120 120 120 319 296 14 9 2 .972 2.58 .962 2.26
1918 PHI NL 25 LF 87 87 87 217 200 12 5 2 .977 2.44 .965 2.22
1918 PHI NL 25 CF 33 33 33 102 96 2 4 0 .961 2.97 .960 2.71
1918 PHI NL 25 2B 4 4 4 21 7 11 3 2 .857 4.50 .957 5.45
1919 PHI NL 26 OF 128 127 123 279 256 14 9 4 .968 2.11 .964 2.26
1919 PHI NL 26 LF 59 58 58 140 131 6 3 2 .979 2.32 .966 2.21
1919 PHI NL 26 RF 53 53 49 96 84 8 4 2 .958 1.74 .959 1.99
1919 PHI NL 26 CF 16 16 16 43 41 0 2 0 .953 2.56 .968 2.60
1920 PHI NL 27 OF 129 129 120 297 260 16 21 6 .929 2.14 .964 2.34
1920 PHI NL 27 LF 90 88 82 220 195 9 16 2 .927 2.27 .967 2.18
1920 PHI NL 27 RF 43 41 38 77 65 7 5 4 .935 1.67 .961 2.08
1920 PHI NL 27 1B 3 2 2 24 23 1 0 2 1.000 8.00 .990 11.10
1921 TOT NL 28 OF 146 147 141 320 275 28 17 4 .947 2.08 .965 2.40
1921 TOT NL 28 LF 101 101 97 225 197 20 8 2 .964 2.15 .963 2.35
1921 TOT NL 28 RF 47 46 44 95 78 8 9 2 .905 1.83 .964 2.08
1921 PHI NL 28 OF 84 85 81 184 153 18 13 4 .929 2.04 .965 2.40
1921 PHI NL 28 RF 46 46 44 94 77 8 9 2 .904 1.85 .964 2.08
1921 PHI NL 28 LF 39 39 37 90 76 10 4 2 .956 2.21 .963 2.35
1921 NYG NL 28 LF 62 62 60 135 121 10 4 0 .970 2.11 .963 2.35
1921 NYG NL 28 OF 62 62 60 136 122 10 4 0 .971 2.13 .965 2.40
1921 NYG NL 28 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1922 NYG NL 29 LF 154 154 149 301 280 15 6 1 .980 1.92 .958 2.22
1922 NYG NL 29 OF 154 154 149 300 279 15 6 1 .980 1.91 .962 2.40
1923 NYG NL 30 LF 145 145 135 293 268 10 15 2 .949 1.92 .966 2.26
1923 NYG NL 30 OF 145 145 135 293 268 10 15 2 .949 1.92 .964 2.44
1924 NYG NL 31 LF 138 135 132 301 287 4 10 0 .967 2.11 .964 2.26
1924 NYG NL 31 OF 138 135 132 301 287 4 10 0 .967 2.11 .965 2.39
1925 NYG NL 32 OF 126 126 123 271 244 16 11 2 .959 2.06 .967 2.48 MVP-12
1925 NYG NL 32 LF 118 118 115 249 223 15 11 2 .956 2.02 .967 2.26 MVP-12
1925 NYG NL 32 RF 8 8 8 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2.75 .967 2.28 MVP-12
1926 NYG NL 33 LF 112 108 104 216 197 10 9 1 .958 1.85 .961 2.21
1926 NYG NL 33 OF 112 108 104 216 197 10 9 1 .958 1.85 .965 2.42
1927 BRO NL 34 OF 17 15 13 30 28 2 0 1 1.000 1.76 .970 2.49
1927 BRO NL 34 LF 11 11 10 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 2.27 .970 2.25
1927 BRO NL 34 RF 6 4 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.83 .968 2.27
11 Seasons OF 1216 1207 1160 2627 2391 129 107 23 .959 2.07 .964 2.38 1016-49-157
11 Seasons LF 1016 1006 969 2188 2002 103 83 15 .962 2.07 .964 2.24
5 Seasons RF 157 152 142 295 253 24 18 8 .939 1.76 .962 2.07
2 Seasons CF 49 49 49 145 137 2 6 0 .959 2.84 .962 2.67
1 Season 2B 4 4 4 21 7 11 3 2 .857 4.50 .957 5.45
1 Season 1B 3 2 2 24 23 1 0 2 1.000 8.00 .990 11.10
11 Seasons TOT 1223 1213 1166 2672 2421 141 110 27 .959 2.09 .964 2.41 1016-49-157
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 NL (12, 8%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1921 NL  3.8 (8th)
1925 NL  3.5 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1919 NL  .305 (7th)
1920 NL  .309 (7th)
1921 NL  .343 (6th)
Career  .310 (105th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1919 NL  .411 (9th)
1920 NL  .473 (4th)
1921 NL  .515 (4th)
1922 NL  .509 (7th)
1925 NL  .548 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1920 NL  .822 (6th)
1921 NL  .895 (6th)
1925 NL  .912 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1922 NL  154 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1919 NL  521 (6th)
1922 NL  617 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1922 NL  676 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1921 NL  96 (10th)
1923 NL  102 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1919 NL  159 (5th)
1921 NL  201 (5th)
1922 NL  204 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1918 NL  181 (7th)
1919 NL  214 (6th)
1920 NL  245 (8th)
1921 NL  302 (4th)
1922 NL  314 (2nd)
1923 NL  284 (6th)
1925 NL  283 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1918 NL  25 (4th)
1919 NL  26 (5th)
1921 NL  33 (7th)
1925 NL  35 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1922 NL  17 (2nd)
1923 NL  14 (5th)
Career  93 (195th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1918 NL  4 (8th)
1919 NL  5 (8th)
1920 NL  14 (2nd)
1921 NL  14 (6th)
1922 NL  16 (5th)
1923 NL  19 (4th)
1925 NL  21 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1918 NL  62 (6th)
1919 NL  59 (9th)
1921 NL  87 (6th)
1922 NL  132 (2nd)
1923 NL  125 (1st)
1924 NL  102 (5th)
1925 NL  111 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1919 NL  24 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1919 NL  121 (8th)
1921 NL  141 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1920 NL  132 (8th)
1921 NL  130 (6th)
1925 NL  133 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1919 NL  69 (9th)
1920 NL  84 (8th)
1921 NL  111 (3rd)
1922 NL  113 (7th)
1925 NL  101 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1920 NL  20 (9th)
1921 NL  24 (7th)
1925 NL  24 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1920 NL  2.1 (9th)
1921 NL  2.4 (7th)
1925 NL  2.2 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1918 NL  35 (3rd)
1919 NL  38 (7th)
1920 NL  49 (7th)
1921 NL  60 (4th)
1922 NL  61 (5th)
1923 NL  55 (7th)
1925 NL  64 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1920 NL  .691 (6th)
1921 NL  .701 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1922 NL  22 (10th)
1924 NL  19 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1918 NL  6.5 (6th)
1919 NL  8.3 (7th)
1920 NL  15.4 (2nd)
1921 NL  13.5 (4th)
1922 NL  13.7 (5th)
1923 NL  11.3 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1919 NL  40.1 (2nd)
1923 NL  37.2 (4th)
1924 NL  30.5 (6th)
Career  24.6 (59th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1920 NL  37.0 (1st)
1921 NL  41.9 (10th)
1922 NL  38.6 (10th)
1923 NL  31.3 (5th)
1925 NL  24.6 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1922 NL  445 (8th)
1923 NL  441 (8th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  87 (3rd)
1921 NL  101 (5th)
1922 NL  154 (1st)
1923 NL  145 (1st)
1924 NL  138 (2nd)
1925 NL  118 (3rd)
1926 NL  112 (1st)
Career  1,016 (64th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  200 (3rd)
1922 NL  280 (4th)
1923 NL  268 (4th)
1924 NL  287 (2nd)
1925 NL  223 (4th)
1926 NL  197 (3rd)
Career  2,002 (53rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  12 (4th)
1921 NL  20 (2nd)
1922 NL  15 (3rd)
1925 NL  15 (1st)
1926 NL  10 (1st)
Career  103 (25th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  5 (5th)
1920 NL  16 (1st)
1923 NL  15 (1st)
1924 NL  10 (4th)
1925 NL  11 (3rd)
1926 NL  9 (2nd)
Career  83 (15th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  2 (3rd)
1919 NL  2 (3rd)
1920 NL  2 (5th)
1921 NL  2 (5th)
1923 NL  2 (3rd)
1925 NL  2 (4th)
1926 NL  1 (3rd)
1927 NL  1 (5th)
Career  15 (41st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 NL  4 (3rd)
1921 NL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  120 (5th)
1921 NL  146 (5th)
1922 NL  154 (3rd)
1924 NL  138 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  296 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1921 NL  28 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1920 NL  21 (2nd)
1921 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1920 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  2.44 (2nd)
1920 NL  2.27 (1st)
1925 NL  2.02 (5th)
1926 NL  1.85 (5th)
Career  2.07 (55th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  .977 (2nd)
1922 NL  .980 (2nd)
1923 NL  .949 (5th)
1924 NL  .967 (2nd)
1925 NL  .956 (4th)
1926 NL  .958 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1922 NL  .980 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (431), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 113 (185), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 61 (324), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (470), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (108th), 21.7 career WAR/19.3 7yr-peak WAR/20.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1927 34 Brooklyn Robins $10,000 ? 2/17/27 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,000
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.

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