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Buster Mills

Colonel Buster Mills (Bus)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 16, 1908 in Ranger, TX
High School: Ranger HS (Ranger, TX)
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1934 (Age 25.214)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Browns/Indians/Yankees/Cardinals/... 1934-1946

Final Game: June 1, 1946 (Age 37.258)
Died: December 1, 1991 in Arlington, TX
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX
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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
1934 25 STL NL 29 80 72 7 17 4 1 1 8 0 4 11 .236 .295 .361 .656 70 26 2 2 2 O8/9
1935 26 BRO NL 17 65 56 12 12 2 1 1 7 0 5 11 .214 .323 .339 .662 80 19 4 4 0 O7/89
1937 28 BOS AL 123 566 505 85 149 25 8 7 58 11 8 46 41 .295 .361 .418 .779 92 211 6 9 *O78/9
1938 29 SLB AL 123 520 466 66 133 24 4 3 46 7 8 43 46 .285 .350 .373 .723 82 174 3 8 *O7/89
1940 31 NYY AL 34 70 63 10 25 3 3 1 15 0 0 7 5 .397 .457 .587 1.044 173 37 6 0 0 O7/9
1942 33 CLE AL 80 221 195 19 54 4 2 1 26 5 4 23 18 .277 .353 .333 .687 99 65 7 0 2 O87/9
1946 37 CLE AL 9 25 22 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 5 .273 .360 .273 .633 84 6 1 0 0 /7O
7 Yrs 415 1547 1379 200 396 62 19 14 163 23 21 131 137 .287 .355 .390 .746 91 538 20 15 21
162 Game Avg. 162 604 538 78 155 24 7 5 64 9 51 53 .287 .355 .390 .746 91 210 6 8
CLE (2 yrs) 89 246 217 20 60 4 2 1 29 5 5 26 23 .276 .354 .327 .681 97 71 8 0 2
STL (1 yr) 29 80 72 7 17 4 1 1 8 0 4 11 .236 .295 .361 .656 70 26 2 2 2
BOS (1 yr) 123 566 505 85 149 25 8 7 58 11 8 46 41 .295 .361 .418 .779 92 211 6 9
BRO (1 yr) 17 65 56 12 12 2 1 1 7 0 5 11 .214 .323 .339 .662 80 19 4 4 0
NYY (1 yr) 34 70 63 10 25 3 3 1 15 0 0 7 5 .397 .457 .587 1.044 173 37 6 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 123 520 466 66 133 24 4 3 46 7 8 43 46 .285 .350 .373 .723 82 174 3 8
AL (5 yrs) 369 1402 1251 181 367 56 17 12 148 23 21 122 115 .293 .360 .394 .754 93 493 14 9 19
NL (2 yrs) 46 145 128 19 29 6 2 2 15 0 9 22 .227 .308 .352 .659 74 45 6 6 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
1934 25 STL NL 29 80 -3 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 O8/9
1935 26 BRO NL 17 65 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .488 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 O7/89
1937 28 BOS AL 123 566 -6 -1 0 -3 -5 -15 -1.4 20 4 0.4 .488 .491 0.7 -0.8 7 $4,000 *O78/9
1938 29 SLB AL 123 520 -12 -2 0 0 -5 -20 -1.7 19 -1 0.0 .486 .489 -0.0 -0.4 -1 $6,000 *O7/89
1940 31 NYY AL 34 70 7 0 0 0 -1 6 0.6 2 9 0.8 .518 .504 0.8 -0.1 9 $6,000 O7/9
1942 33 CLE AL 80 221 0 -0 0 2 -1 1 0.1 6 8 0.7 .502 .501 0.5 0.1 5 $5,000 O87/9
1946 37 CLE AL 9 25 -0 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .488 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,000 /7O
7 Seasons 415 1547 -16 -3 0 -1 -13 -34 -3.1 52 18 1.8 .492 .494 1.9 -1.2 19 $27,000
CLE (2 yrs) 89 246 0 -1 0 2 -1 0 0.0 7 7 0.7 .500 .501 0.5 0.1 5 $11,000
STL (1 yr) 29 80 -3 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1
BOS (1 yr) 123 566 -6 -1 0 -3 -5 -15 -1.4 20 4 0.4 .488 .491 0.7 -0.8 7 $4,000
BRO (1 yr) 17 65 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .488 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0
NYY (1 yr) 34 70 7 0 0 0 -1 6 0.6 2 9 0.8 .518 .504 0.8 -0.1 9 $6,000
SLB (1 yr) 123 520 -12 -2 0 0 -5 -20 -1.7 19 -1 0.0 .486 .489 -0.0 -0.4 -1 $6,000

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
1934 25 STL NL 80 59 7 3.2 110 .267 .236 .296 .295 .352 .361 .420 .656 .772 70 .323 -3.3 -0.3 .561 .181 .125 .0
1935 26 BRO NL 65 48 5 2.8 102 .250 .214 .283 .323 .338 .339 .403 .662 .741 80 .279 -1.4 -0.1 .583 .214 .125 .0
1937 28 BOS AL 566 373 74 5.2 121 .311 .295 .296 .361 .372 .418 .441 .779 .813 92 .499 -7.5 -0.7 .731 .220 .123 8.6
1938 29 SLB AL 520 349 59 4.4 117 .312 .285 .289 .350 .368 .373 .430 .723 .798 82 .422 -12.8 -1.2 .642 .178 .088 4.2
1940 31 NYY AL 70 44 17 10.3 107 .421 .397 .274 .457 .347 .587 .416 1.044 .763 173 .791 6.8 0.6 1.000 .302 .190 .0
1942 33 CLE AL 221 154 23 4.0 89 .301 .277 .259 .353 .332 .333 .362 .687 .694 99 .488 0.1 0.0 .586 .179 .056 1.7
1946 37 CLE AL 25 18 2 3.0 90 .353 .273 .255 .360 .328 .273 .367 .633 .696 84 .350 -0.3 -0.0 .444 .091 .000
7 Yrs 1547 1045 187 4.7 113 .311 .287 .286 .355 .360 .390 .421 .746 .782 91 .475 -18.5 -1.7 .670 .199 .103 17.4
162 Game Avg. 604 408 73 4.7 113 .311 .287 .286 .355 .360 .390 .421 .746 .782 91 .475 -18.5 -1.7 .670 .199 .103 7
CLE (2 yrs) 246 172 25 3.9 90 .306 .276 .258 .354 .331 .327 .362 .681 .694 97 .474 -0.2 -0.0 .571 .171 .051 1.7
STL (1 yr) 80 59 7 3.2 110 .267 .236 .296 .295 .352 .361 .420 .656 .772 70 .323 -3.3 -0.3 .561 .181 .125 .0
BOS (1 yr) 566 373 74 5.2 121 .311 .295 .296 .361 .372 .418 .441 .779 .813 92 .499 -7.5 -0.7 .731 .220 .123 8.6
BRO (1 yr) 65 48 5 2.8 102 .250 .214 .283 .323 .338 .339 .403 .662 .741 80 .279 -1.4 -0.1 .583 .214 .125 .0
NYY (1 yr) 70 44 17 10.3 107 .421 .397 .274 .457 .347 .587 .416 1.044 .763 173 .791 6.8 0.6 1.000 .302 .190 .0
SLB (1 yr) 520 349 59 4.4 117 .312 .285 .289 .350 .368 .373 .430 .723 .798 82 .423 -12.8 -1.2 .642 .178 .088 4.2
AL (5 yrs) 1402 938 175 4.9 114 .316 .293 .286 .360 .362 .394 .422 .754 .784 93 .490 -13.7 -1.2 .681 .200 .101 15.8
NL (2 yrs) 145 107 12 3.0 106 .260 .227 .290 .308 .345 .352 .413 .659 .758 74 .303 -4.8 -0.5 .571 .195 .125 .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
1934 25 STL NL 80 1.3% 13.8% 5.0% 7.5% 35% 2.75 6.5 72.0 9.0 75%
1935 26 BRO NL 65 1.5% 16.9% 7.7% 6.2% 33% 2.20 5.1 56.0 8.0 68%
1937 28 BOS AL 566 1.2% 7.2% 8.1% 7.1% 27% 0.89 12.3 72.1 8.7 81%
1938 29 SLB AL 520 0.6% 8.9% 8.3% 6.0% 23% 1.07 10.1 155.3 10.1 80%
1940 31 NYY AL 70 1.4% 7.1% 10.0% 10.0% 28% 0.71 12.6 63.0 4.2 1.00 81%
1942 33 CLE AL 221 0.5% 8.1% 10.4% 3.2% 13% 0.78 10.8 195.0 7.5 1.64 80%
1946 37 CLE AL 25 0.0% 20.0% 12.0% 0.0% 0% 1.67 4.4 7.3 68%
7 Yrs 1547 0.9% 8.9% 8.5% 6.1% 24% 1.05 10.1 98.5 8.5 1.55 79%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.9% 8.7% 6.4% 27% 1.02 10.0 67.2 8.2 0.96 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1934 25 STL NL -3.3 -0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 26 BRO NL -1.4 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 28 BOS AL -7.5 -0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 29 SLB AL -12.8 -1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 31 NYY AL 6.8 0.6 27 0.2 0.4 -0.2 .48 0.2 0.2 3.9 0.4 1.02 3.0 0.59 5
1942 33 CLE AL 0.1 0.0 205 0.4 4.1 -3.7 1.12 0.6 -0.2 6.8 0.7 1.04 4.4 2.34 21
1946 37 CLE AL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 -0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.2 0.02 1
7 Yrs -18.5 -1.7 233 0.7 4.5 -3.8 1.04 0.8 -0.1 10.5 1.1 1.04 7.2 1.93 27

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 31 NYY AL 0 0 29% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 33 CLE AL 4 0 24% 71 5 4 56% 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 64% 6 3 3 2 1 1 6 1 5
1946 37 CLE AL 0 0 11% 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 4 0 35% 84 23 21 52% 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 60% 7 4 3 2 1 1 6 1 5

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 31 NYY AL 27 56% 25 5 1 0 0 0.59 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 6 75% 3 1 33% 22 6 27% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 43
1942 33 CLE AL 195 43% 54 21 3 0 4 2.34 1 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 4 2 50% 39 7 18% 17 8 47% 147 23 16% 10 6 60% 8 6 75% 26
1946 37 CLE AL 1 0% 6 1 0 0 0 0.02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
7 Yrs 223 44% 396 27 4 0 4 1.93 14 0 11 0 1 2 3 0 4 21 525% 47 20 43% 20 9 45% 169 29 17% 12 7 58% 9 6 67% 613
MLB Averages 48% 393% 38% 36% 15% 52% 56%

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
1934 25 29 80 72 7 17 4 1 1 8 0 4 11 .236 .295 .361 .656 70 26 2 2 2
1935 26 46 145 128 19 29 6 2 2 15 0 9 22 .227 .308 .352 .659 74 45 6 6 2
1936 27 46 145 128 19 29 6 2 2 15 0 9 22 .227 .308 .352 .659 74 45 6 6 2
1937 28 169 711 633 104 178 31 10 9 73 11 8 55 63 .281 .350 .404 .754 88 256 6 12 11
1938 29 292 1231 1099 170 311 55 14 12 119 18 16 98 109 .283 .350 .391 .741 86 430 6 15 19
1939 30 292 1231 1099 170 311 55 14 12 119 18 16 98 109 .283 .350 .391 .741 86 430 6 15 19
1940 31 326 1301 1162 180 336 58 17 13 134 18 16 105 114 .289 .356 .402 .758 90 467 12 15 19
1941 32 326 1301 1162 180 336 58 17 13 134 18 16 105 114 .289 .356 .402 .758 90 467 12 15 19
1942 33 406 1522 1357 199 390 62 19 14 160 23 20 128 132 .287 .355 .392 .747 91 532 19 15 21
1943 34 406 1522 1357 199 390 62 19 14 160 23 20 128 132 .287 .355 .392 .747 91 532 19 15 21
1944 35 406 1522 1357 199 390 62 19 14 160 23 20 128 132 .287 .355 .392 .747 91 532 19 15 21
1945 36 406 1522 1357 199 390 62 19 14 160 23 20 128 132 .287 .355 .392 .747 91 532 19 15 21
1946 37 415 1547 1379 200 396 62 19 14 163 23 21 131 137 .287 .355 .390 .746 91 538 20 15 21

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
1934 25 31 83 75 6 16 4 1 1 7 0 4 12 .213 .272 .333 .605 6 29
1935 26 18 67 58 12 12 2 1 1 7 0 5 12 .207 .313 .328 .641 5 17
1937 28 128 562 506 71 136 23 7 6 48 10 42 43 .269 .331 .377 .708 62 123
1938 29 130 531 479 58 126 23 4 3 40 7 41 49 .263 .325 .347 .672 53 123
1940 31 36 72 65 10 25 3 3 1 15 0 7 5 .385 .444 .569 1.014 17 34
1942 33 85 237 209 22 60 4 2 1 30 6 26 19 .287 .366 .340 .706 26 80
1946 37 9 29 25 1 8 0 0 0 4 0 4 5 .320 .414 .320 .734 3 9
7 Yrs 437 1581 1417 180 383 59 18 13 151 23 129 145 .270 .337 .365 .702 172 415
162 Game Avg. 162 586 525 67 142 22 7 5 56 9 48 54 .270 .337 .365 .702 64 415



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 AL  6 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1937 AL  8 (5th)
1938 AL  8 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1729), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (413th), 1.8 career WAR/1.8 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Colonel Bus Buster Mills

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