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Cass Michaels

Casimir Eugene Michaels
Played In 1943 Under Real Name Of Casimir Eugene Kwietniewski

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

Born: March 4, 1926 in Detroit, MI
High School: Hamtramck HS (Hamtramck, MI)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 19, 1943 (Age 17.168, 7,499th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Athletics/Browns 1943-1954

Last Game: August 27, 1954 (Age 28.176)
Died: November 12, 1982 in Grosse Pointe, MI
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 28, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1191. Gary Roenicke… #1192. Hank Gowdy… #1193. Cookie Rojas… #1194. CASS MICHAELS… #1195. Fernando Vina… #1196. Hobe Ferris… #1197. Billy Johnson… 

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
1943 17 CHW AL 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /5
1944 18 CHW AL 27 70 68 4 12 4 1 0 5 0 0 2 5 .176 .200 .265 .465 33 18 1 0 0 6/5
1945 19 CHW AL 129 499 445 47 109 8 5 2 54 8 7 37 28 .245 .307 .299 .606 78 133 13 3 14 *6/4
1946 20 CHW AL 91 330 291 37 75 8 0 1 22 9 3 29 36 .258 .333 .296 .629 80 86 5 4 6 45/6
1947 21 CHW AL 110 403 355 31 97 15 4 3 34 10 5 39 28 .273 .350 .363 .714 103 129 14 3 7 45/6
1948 22 CHW AL 145 558 484 47 120 12 6 5 56 8 2 69 42 .248 .344 .329 .673 82 159 11 2 3 64/8O
1949 ★ 23 CHW AL 154 672 561 73 173 27 9 6 83 5 7 101 50 .308 .417 .421 .837 126 236 20 3 7 *4 AS
1950 ★ 24 TOT AL 142 609 526 69 140 14 7 8 66 2 3 68 47 .266 .352 .365 .717 87 192 16 2 10 *4 AS
1950 24 CHW AL 36 160 138 21 43 6 3 4 19 0 0 13 8 .312 .375 .486 .861 122 67 5 1 6 4
1950 24 WSH AL 106 449 388 48 97 8 4 4 47 2 3 55 39 .250 .345 .322 .667 75 125 11 1 4 *4
1951 25 WSH AL 138 548 485 59 125 20 4 4 45 1 1 61 41 .258 .342 .340 .682 86 165 15 1 2 *4
1952 26 TOT AL 132 511 452 53 114 16 8 5 50 4 0 53 42 .252 .332 .356 .688 89 161 13 1 5 45
1952 26 WSH AL 22 93 86 10 20 4 1 1 7 0 0 7 15 .233 .290 .337 .628 76 29 5 0 0 4
1952 26 SLB AL 55 190 166 21 44 8 2 3 25 1 0 23 16 .265 .354 .392 .746 106 65 3 0 1 5/4
1952 26 PHA AL 55 228 200 22 50 4 5 1 18 3 0 23 11 .250 .330 .335 .665 81 67 5 1 4 4
1953 27 PHA AL 117 469 411 53 103 10 0 12 42 7 0 51 56 .251 .335 .363 .697 86 149 6 1 6 *4
1954 28 CHW AL 101 345 282 35 74 13 2 7 44 10 4 56 31 .262 .392 .397 .789 114 112 2 4 2 0 5/4
12 Yrs 1288 5022 4367 508 1142 147 46 53 501 64 32 566 406 .262 .349 .353 .702 92 1540 116 24 63 0
162 Game Avg. 162 632 549 64 144 18 6 7 63 8 4 71 51 .262 .349 .353 .702 92 194 15 3 8
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
CHW (9 yrs) 795 3045 2631 295 703 93 30 28 317 50 28 346 228 .267 .357 .357 .714 98 940 71 20 46 0
WSH (3 yrs) 266 1090 959 117 242 32 9 9 99 3 4 123 95 .252 .339 .333 .671 81 319 31 2 6
PHA (2 yrs) 172 697 611 75 153 14 5 13 60 10 0 74 67 .250 .333 .354 .687 84 216 11 2 10
SLB (1 yr) 55 190 166 21 44 8 2 3 25 1 0 23 16 .265 .354 .392 .746 106 65 3 0 1

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
1943 17 CHW AL 2 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .388 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /5
1944 18 CHW AL 27 70 -6 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .477 .496 -0.3 0.0 -2 6/5
1945 19 CHW AL 129 499 -11 -0 0 -5 8 -8 -1.0 14 6 0.5 .493 .494 1.1 0.3 11 *6/4
1946 20 CHW AL 91 330 -6 1 0 -2 4 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.5 .495 .497 0.8 0.2 8 $4,800 45/6
1947 21 CHW AL 110 403 2 1 0 2 3 8 0.8 12 19 2.0 .508 .505 1.8 0.5 17 $10,000 45/6
1948 22 CHW AL 145 558 -10 -0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.2 16 14 1.4 .499 .499 1.4 0.8 14 $12,000 64/8O
1949 ★ 23 CHW AL 154 672 25 -3 -1 6 7 35 3.4 19 54 5.3 .522 .521 4.7 1.3 48 $12,000 *4 AS
1950 ★ 24 CHW AL 36 160 5 1 -1 -4 2 2 0.2 5 7 0.7 .506 .501 1.0 -0.2 11 $17,500 4 AS
1950 ★ 24 WSH AL 106 449 -12 1 1 -1 5 -7 -0.6 14 7 0.7 .494 .496 0.7 0.4 8 *4 AS
1951 25 WSH AL 138 548 -7 -1 -1 -5 6 -9 -0.9 17 8 0.7 .494 .495 1.1 0.1 13 $16,000 *4
1952 26 WSH AL 22 93 -3 1 0 1 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.3 .503 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $14,500 4
1952 26 SLB AL 55 190 2 -0 0 0 0 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.8 0.0 8 5/4
1952 26 PHA AL 55 228 -5 1 0 -5 2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .487 .496 0.5 -0.3 6 4
1953 27 PHA AL 117 469 -5 2 0 -6 5 -4 -0.4 14 11 1.1 .497 .498 1.7 -0.1 17 $16,000 *4
1954 28 CHW AL 101 345 7 1 1 5 0 14 1.5 11 25 2.6 .516 .510 2.1 0.6 20 $16,000 5/4
12 Seasons 1288 5022 -27 4 0 -15 53 15 1.1 150 165 16.2 .501 .502 17.5 3.8 180 $118,800
CHW (9 yrs) 795 3045 4 -0 -0 1 34 38 3.5 89 127 12.5 .505 .505 12.4 3.5 127 $72,300
WSH (3 yrs) 266 1090 -23 1 -0 -5 12 -15 -1.5 33 18 1.8 .494 .496 2.1 0.7 23 $30,500
PHA (2 yrs) 172 697 -10 3 0 -11 7 -10 -1.1 21 11 1.1 .494 .497 2.2 -0.4 22 $16,000
SLB (1 yr) 55 190 2 -0 0 0 0 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.8 0.0 8

Standard Fielding

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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
1943 CHW AL 17 3B 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.15
1944 CHW AL 18 SS 21 16 15 114 36 70 8 12 .930 5.05 .947 5.29
1944 CHW AL 18 3B 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 .955 3.33
1945 CHW AL 19 SS 126 124 124 732 259 426 47 74 .936 5.44 .951 5.28
1945 CHW AL 19 2B 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .970 5.60
1946 CHW AL 20 2B 66 64 64 397 185 195 17 51 .957 5.76 .970 5.54
1946 CHW AL 20 3B 13 12 11 41 14 24 3 3 .927 2.92 .948 3.06
1946 CHW AL 20 SS 6 4 4 32 14 16 2 8 .938 5.00 .954 4.97
1947 CHW AL 21 2B 60 59 55 341 160 175 6 52 .982 5.58 .978 5.46
1947 CHW AL 21 3B 44 43 41 146 48 89 9 9 .938 3.11 .959 3.01
1947 CHW AL 21 SS 2 1 0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.50 .964 5.15
1948 CHW AL 22 SS 85 85 83 469 164 285 20 65 .957 5.28 .964 5.17
1948 CHW AL 22 2B 55 54 53 327 148 171 8 50 .976 5.80 .976 5.62
1948 CHW AL 22 CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 3.00
1948 CHW AL 22 OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.50
1949 CHW AL 23 2B 154 154 153 898 392 484 22 135 .976 5.69 .974 5.49 AS
1950 TOT AL 24 2B 139 139 136 1205.2 833 409 401 23 127 .972 6.05 5.83 .976 5.86 5.76 AS
1950 CHW AL 24 2B 35 35 35 301.0 196 111 78 7 36 .964 5.65 5.40 .976 5.86 5.76
1950 WSH AL 24 2B 104 104 101 904.2 637 298 323 16 91 .975 6.18 5.97 .976 5.86 5.76
1951 WSH AL 25 2B 128 126 125 1119.1 673 258 391 24 86 .964 5.22 5.07 .978 5.72 5.69
1952 TOT AL 26 2B 85 80 78 729.0 440 215 220 5 50 .989 5.37 5.12 .978 5.57 5.57
1952 WSH AL 26 2B 22 21 21 200.0 128 50 75 3 16 .977 5.62 5.68 .978 5.57 5.57
1952 SLB AL 26 3B 42 38 32 345.0 143 43 88 12 12 .916 3.42 3.12 .953 3.29 3.29
1952 SLB AL 26 2B 8 4 3 39.0 26 14 12 0 4 1.000 6.00 3.25 .978 5.56 5.58
1952 PHA AL 26 2B 55 55 54 490.0 286 151 133 2 30 .993 5.22 5.16 .978 5.57 5.57
1953 PHA AL 27 2B 110 109 108 978.1 625 304 302 19 81 .970 -6 -7 5.57 5.51 .979 5.60 5.57
1954 CHW AL 28 3B 91 80 67 710.0 287 95 180 12 10 .958 5 8 3.49 3.02 .959 3.48 3.46
1954 CHW AL 28 2B 2 0 0 10.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -12 2.70 1.50 .977 5.40 5.35
10 Seasons 2B 800 786 773 4042.1 4540 2073 2343 124 633 .973 -6 -2 5.57 5.52 .976 5.71 5.60
5 Seasons SS 240 230 226 1352 475 800 77 159 .943 5.31 .955 5.23
6 Seasons 3B 195 176 153 1055.0 621 202 383 36 34 .942 5 6 3.46 3.00 .957 3.42 3.29
1 Season OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.50
1 Season CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 3.00
12 Seasons TOT 1236 1193 1153 5097.1 6514 2751 3526 237 826 .964 -1 -0 5.14 5.08 .970 5.23 5.16
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
  • 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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1949 AL  5.3 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1949 AL  5.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1949 AL  4.7 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1948 AL  0.8 (9th)
1949 AL  1.3 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1949 AL  .308 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1949 AL  .417 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  154 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  173 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1949 AL  27 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1949 AL  9 (4th)
1952 AL  8 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  101 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1946 AL  9 (9th)
1947 AL  10 (9th)
1953 AL  7 (10th)
1954 AL  10 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1949 AL  131 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1949 AL  126 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1949 AL  96 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  25 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  2.5 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1949 AL  277 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1949 AL  .625 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 AL  3 (10th)
1946 AL  4 (4th)
1947 AL  3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1945 AL  14 (8th)
1950 AL  10 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1945 AL  13 (8th)
1949 AL  20 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1945 AL  7 (9th)
1949 AL  7 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1953 AL  8.8 (8th)
1954 AL  8.2 (10th)

Assistss c a p y
1948 AL  456 (5th)
1949 AL  484 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1945 AL  47 (1st)
1948 AL  28 (3rd)
1951 AL  24 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  154 (1st)
1950 AL  139 (4th)
1951 AL  128 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  392 (3rd)
1950 AL  409 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  484 (1st)
1950 AL  401 (3rd)
1951 AL  391 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1946 AL  17 (3rd)
1949 AL  22 (2nd)
1950 AL  23 (1st)
1951 AL  24 (1st)
1953 AL  19 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  135 (1st)
1950 AL  127 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  126 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  259 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  426 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  47 (1st)
1948 AL  20 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  74 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1950 AL  6.05 (3rd)
1953 AL  5.57 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  5.69 (2nd)
1950 AL  5.83 (4th)
1953 AL  5.51 (3rd)
Career  5.52 (52nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  .976 (4th)
1950 AL  .972 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1954 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1954 AL  3.49 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1954 AL  3.02 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1945 AL  5.44 (2nd)
1948 AL  5.28 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1943 AL  born 1926-03-04 (2nd)
1944 AL  born 1926-03-04 (3rd)
1945 AL  born 1926-03-04 (5th)
1946 AL  born 1926-03-04 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1285), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (890), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (128th), 16.1 career WAR/14.9 7yr-peak WAR/15.6 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1946 20 Chicago White Sox $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 21 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 22 Chicago White Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 23 Chicago White Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 24 Chicago White Sox $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/WSH
1951 25 Washington Senators $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 26 Washington Senators $14,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/SLB
1953 27 Philadelphia Athletics $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 28 Chicago White Sox $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$118,800
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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Name and misspellings: Casimir Cass Eugene Michaels

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