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Benny Meyer

Bernhard Meyer (Earache)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 21, 1885 in Hematite, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1913 (Age 28.078)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Terrapins/Blues/Superbas/Phillies 1913-1925

Final Game: September 22, 1925 (Age 40.244)
Died: February 6, 1974 in Festus, MO
Buried: Hematite Methodist Cemetery, Hematite, MO
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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
1913 28 BRO NL 38 102 87 12 17 0 1 1 10 8 3 10 14 .195 .278 .253 .531 51 22 0 5 O/2
1914 29 BAL FL 143 593 500 76 152 18 10 5 40 23 71 53 .304 .395 .410 .805 127 205 4 18 *O97/68
1915 30 TOT FL 128 541 453 57 106 10 6 1 34 15 77 50 .234 .348 .289 .637 85 131 2 8 *O79/8
1915 30 BAL FL 35 163 120 20 29 2 0 0 5 6 37 13 .242 .424 .258 .682 99 31 1 4 O9
1915 30 BUF FL 93 378 333 37 77 8 6 1 29 9 40 37 .231 .316 .300 .616 79 100 1 4 O79/8
1925 40 PHI NL 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 622 2 0 0 /4
4 Yrs 310 1237 1041 146 276 29 17 7 84 46 3 158 117 .265 .365 .346 .711 103 360 6 31
162 Game Avg. 162 646 544 76 144 15 9 4 44 24 83 61 .265 .365 .346 .711 103 188 3 16
BAL (2 yrs) 178 756 620 96 181 20 10 5 45 29 108 66 .292 .401 .381 .782 122 236 5 22
PHI (1 yr) 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 622 2 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 38 102 87 12 17 0 1 1 10 8 3 10 14 .195 .278 .253 .531 51 22 0 5
BUF (1 yr) 93 378 333 37 77 8 6 1 29 9 40 37 .231 .316 .300 .616 79 100 1 4
FL (2 yrs) 271 1134 953 133 258 28 16 6 74 38 148 103 .271 .372 .353 .725 107 336 6 26
NL (2 yrs) 39 103 88 13 18 1 1 1 10 8 3 10 14 .205 .286 .273 .558 58 24 0 5

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
1913 28 BRO NL 38 102 -6 1 0 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .481 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O/2
1914 29 BAL FL 143 593 20 -1 0 -5 -7 7 0.9 10 16 1.7 .505 .505 2.1 -1.1 22 *O97/68
1915 30 BAL FL 35 163 2 -0 0 -2 -2 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .494 .499 0.2 -0.4 3 O9
1915 30 BUF FL 93 378 -8 -1 0 -3 -5 -16 -1.9 6 -10 -1.3 .480 .489 -1.0 -0.8 -7 O79/8
1925 40 PHI NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .570 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /4
4 Seasons 310 1237 10 -2 0 -11 -14 -17 -1.8 22 5 0.1 .494 .498 1.1 -2.6 16
BAL (2 yrs) 178 756 22 -2 0 -7 -8 5 0.7 12 17 1.8 .503 .503 2.3 -1.6 24
PHI (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .570 .500 0.1 0.0 1
BRO (1 yr) 38 102 -6 1 0 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .481 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2
BUF (1 yr) 93 378 -8 -1 0 -3 -5 -16 -1.9 6 -10 -1.3 .480 .489 -1.0 -0.8 -7

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1913 BRO NL 28 OF 26 53 47 3 3 0 .943 1.92 .960 2.21 2-17-7
1913 BRO NL 28 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.30 0 0 0
1914 BAL FL 29 OF 132 130 124 203 172 14 17 6 .916 1.41 .951 1.94
1914 BAL FL 29 RF 118 118 112 188 158 14 16 6 .915 1.46 .952 1.64
1914 BAL FL 29 LF 12 12 12 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.00 .948 1.95
1914 BAL FL 29 SS 4 2 2 16 7 8 1 0 .938 3.75 .929 5.25
1914 BAL FL 29 CF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 2.25
1915 TOT FL 30 OF 122 119 118 209 187 10 12 1 .943 1.61 .963 2.06
1915 TOT FL 30 RF 48 47 47 79 69 3 7 0 .911 1.50 .958 1.68
1915 BAL FL 30 OF 34 34 34 58 53 1 4 0 .931 1.59 .963 2.06
1915 BAL FL 30 RF 34 34 34 58 53 1 4 0 .931 1.59 .958 1.68
1915 BUF FL 30 OF 88 85 84 151 134 9 8 1 .947 1.63 .963 2.06
1915 BUF FL 30 LF 73 71 70 129 118 6 5 1 .961 1.70 .960 2.12
1915 BUF FL 30 RF 14 13 13 21 16 2 3 0 .857 1.29 .958 1.68
1915 BUF FL 30 CF 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1925 PHI NL 40 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
3 Seasons OF 280 249 242 465 406 27 32 7 .931 1.55 .957 2.02 87-20-173
2 Seasons (incomplete) RF 166 165 159 267 227 17 23 6 .914 1.47 .954 1.65
2 Seasons (incomplete) LF 85 83 82 142 130 6 6 1 .958 1.60 .959 2.10
1 Season SS 4 2 2 16 7 8 1 0 .938 3.75 .929 5.25
2 Seasons (incomplete) CF 3 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
1 Season C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.30 0 0 0
4 Seasons TOT 286 251 244 481 413 35 33 7 .931 1.57 .956 2.09 87-20-173 0 0 0
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

On-Base% s c a p y
1914 FL  .395 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1914 FL  71 (4th)
1915 FL  77 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1914 FL  80 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1914 FL  24 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1914 FL  2.5 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1914 FL  227 (8th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  118 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  158 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  16 (1st)
1915 FL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  6 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1914 FL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1914 FL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  1.46 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 FL  .915 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1925 NL  born 1885-01-21 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1900), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1976), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (553rd), 0.1 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/0.1 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: Benny Bernhard Earache Meyer

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