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Danny Murtaugh

Daniel Edward Murtaugh

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: October 8, 1917 in Chester, PA
High School: Chester HS (Chester, PA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 3, 1941 (Age 23.268, 7,220th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies/Braves 1941-1951

Last Game: September 6, 1951 (Age 33.333)
Died: December 2, 1976 in Chester, PA
Buried: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA
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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
1941 23 PHI NL 85 375 347 34 76 8 1 0 11 18 26 31 .219 .275 .248 .523 51 86 3 1 1 4/6
1942 24 PHI NL 144 580 506 48 122 16 4 0 27 13 49 39 .241 .311 .289 .599 80 146 13 2 21 654
1943 25 PHI NL 113 521 451 65 123 17 4 1 35 4 57 23 .273 .357 .335 .692 105 151 9 2 10 *4
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 28 PHI NL 6 21 19 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 2 2 .211 .286 .421 .707 103 8 0 0 0 /4
1947 29 BSN NL 3 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 -5 1 0 0 0 /45
1948 30 PIT NL 146 579 514 56 149 21 5 1 71 10 60 40 .290 .365 .356 .721 94 183 8 1 4 *4 MVP-9
1949 31 PIT NL 75 269 236 16 48 7 2 2 24 2 29 17 .203 .291 .275 .566 51 65 2 0 3 4
1950 32 PIT NL 118 417 367 34 108 20 5 2 37 2 47 42 .294 .376 .392 .768 100 144 8 1 1 *4
1951 33 PIT NL 77 171 151 9 30 7 0 1 11 0 0 16 19 .199 .284 .265 .549 47 40 6 2 2 4/5
9 Yrs 767 2942 2599 263 661 97 21 8 219 49 0 287 215 .254 .331 .317 .648 82 824 49 9 42
162 Game Avg. 162 621 549 56 140 20 4 2 46 10 61 45 .254 .331 .317 .648 82 174 10 2 9
PIT (4 yrs) 416 1436 1268 115 335 55 12 6 143 14 0 152 118 .264 .345 .341 .685 82 432 24 4 10
PHI (4 yrs) 348 1497 1323 148 325 42 9 2 76 35 134 95 .246 .317 .296 .613 81 391 25 5 32
BSN (1 yr) 3 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 -5 1 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
1941 23 PHI NL 85 375 -20 2 0 -3 4 -18 -2.0 13 -5 -0.7 .477 .488 -0.3 0.1 -2 4/6
1942 24 PHI NL 144 580 -11 -0 0 -5 6 -10 -1.3 18 8 0.7 .492 .493 1.3 0.0 13 654
1943 25 PHI NL 113 521 5 -0 0 -4 5 6 0.6 15 21 2.2 .506 .504 2.7 0.1 25 *4
1946 28 PHI NL 6 21 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .487 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /4
1947 29 BSN NL 3 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /45
1948 30 PIT NL 146 579 -2 0 1 5 7 11 1.1 23 34 3.4 .508 .507 3.0 1.2 29 *4 MVP-9
1949 31 PIT NL 75 269 -16 1 1 -3 3 -14 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .481 .491 -0.1 0.0 -0 4
1950 32 PIT NL 118 417 1 -1 -0 -2 5 3 0.2 16 19 1.9 .503 .502 2.1 0.2 21 *4
1951 33 PIT NL 77 171 -11 -0 -1 -3 2 -13 -1.4 6 -7 -0.8 .482 .491 -0.4 -0.1 -4 4/5
9 Seasons 767 2942 -54 2 0 -16 32 -36 -4.4 103 67 6.3 .495 .498 8.4 1.5 83
PIT (4 yrs) 416 1436 -27 0 0 -3 17 -13 -1.6 56 43 4.2 .497 .500 4.7 1.4 46
PHI (4 yrs) 348 1497 -26 1 0 -13 15 -23 -2.7 47 25 2.2 .493 .495 3.8 0.1 38
BSN (1 yr) 3 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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 Awards
1941 PHI NL 23 2B 85 84 79 491 233 247 11 49 .978 5.65 .962 5.60
1941 PHI NL 23 SS 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.20
1942 PHI NL 24 SS 60 57 51 328 132 176 20 32 .939 5.13 .955 5.22
1942 PHI NL 24 3B 53 54 39 202 84 103 15 14 .926 3.53 .940 3.19
1942 PHI NL 24 2B 32 27 24 192 86 98 8 15 .958 5.75 .968 5.61
1943 PHI NL 25 2B 113 113 112 684 321 345 18 76 .974 5.89 .969 5.76
1946 PHI NL 28 2B 6 6 4 24 13 10 1 0 .958 3.83 .971 5.52
1947 BSN NL 29 2B 2 2 2 13 7 6 0 1 1.000 6.50 .975 5.55
1947 BSN NL 29 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.05
1948 PIT NL 30 2B 146 144 134 804 375 412 17 95 .979 5.39 .971 5.40 MVP-9
1949 PIT NL 31 2B 74 66 56 394 202 182 10 58 .975 5.19 .976 5.57
1950 PIT NL 32 2B 108 106 93 880.0 579 273 292 14 84 .976 5.78 5.23 .974 5.65 5.59
1951 PIT NL 33 2B 65 33 22 347.2 230 110 113 7 35 .970 5.77 3.43 .976 5.70 5.68
1951 PIT NL 33 3B 3 0 0 10.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 3.60 1.33 .952 3.33 3.37
9 Seasons 2B 631 581 526 1227.2 3411 1620 1705 86 413 .975 5.78 5.27 .971 5.66 5.58
2 Seasons SS 61 57 51 329 133 176 20 32 .939 5.07 .955 5.22
3 Seasons 3B 58 54 39 10.0 207 84 107 16 14 .923 3.60 3.29 .940 3.33 3.19
9 Seasons TOT 750 692 616 1237.2 3947 1837 1988 122 459 .969 5.76 5.10 .968 5.65 5.37
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 NL (9, 15%)
0.15 Career Shares (832nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1948 NL  1.2 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1948 NL  146 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1941 NL  18 (1st)
1942 NL  13 (6th)
1948 NL  10 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1948 NL  122 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  21 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1942 NL  43 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  146 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  321 (4th)
1948 NL  375 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  345 (5th)
1948 NL  412 (1st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  18 (4th)
1948 NL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  76 (5th)
1948 NL  95 (1st)
1949 NL  58 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1950 NL  5.78 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  5.65 (2nd)
1943 NL  5.89 (4th)
1948 NL  5.39 (1st)
1950 NL  5.23 (5th)
Career  5.27 (94th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  .974 (2nd)
1948 NL  .979 (2nd)
1950 NL  .976 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 7 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2217), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (231st), 6.3 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Daniel dan daniel Danny Denny Edward Murtaugh

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