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Skeeter Newsome

Lamar Ashby Newsome

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: October 18, 1910 in Phenix City, AL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1935 (Age 24.183, 6,530th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Athletics/Phillies 1935-1947

Final Game: September 17, 1947 (Age 36.334)
Died: August 31, 1989 in Columbus, GA
Buried: Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, GA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 23, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1760. Endy Chavez… #1761. Cliff Carroll… #1762. Lee Thomas… #1763. SKEETER NEWSOME… #1764. Pete Hotaling… #1765. John Jaso… #1766. Cory Snyder… 

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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
1935 24 PHA AL 59 151 145 18 30 7 1 1 10 2 1 5 9 .207 .233 .290 .523 35 42 0 1 64/5O9
1936 25 PHA AL 127 508 471 41 106 15 2 0 46 13 4 25 27 .225 .266 .265 .531 33 125 1 11 *6/457O
1937 26 PHA AL 122 489 438 53 111 22 1 1 30 11 5 37 22 .253 .312 .315 .627 60 138 0 14 *6
1938 27 PHA AL 17 51 48 7 13 4 0 0 7 1 1 1 4 .271 .286 .354 .640 62 17 0 2 6
1939 28 PHA AL 99 282 248 22 55 9 1 0 17 5 7 19 12 .222 .277 .266 .543 41 66 8 0 15 6/4
1941 30 BOS AL 93 261 227 28 51 6 0 2 17 10 4 22 11 .225 .296 .278 .574 51 63 5 1 13 64
1942 31 BOS AL 29 104 95 7 26 6 0 0 9 2 1 9 5 .274 .337 .337 .673 87 32 2 0 1 54/6
1943 32 BOS AL 114 480 449 48 119 21 2 1 22 5 6 21 21 .265 .301 .327 .628 82 147 10 2 8 65 MVP-27
1944 33 BOS AL 136 524 472 41 114 26 3 0 41 4 3 33 21 .242 .291 .309 .600 72 146 11 0 19 *6/45
1945 34 BOS AL 125 476 438 45 127 30 1 1 48 6 3 20 15 .290 .322 .370 .692 99 162 13 1 17 465 MVP-32
1946 35 PHI NL 112 422 375 35 87 10 2 1 23 4 30 23 .232 .289 .277 .566 64 104 3 0 17 *6/45
1947 36 PHI NL 95 336 310 36 71 8 2 2 22 4 24 24 .229 .284 .287 .572 55 89 5 0 2 6/45
12 Yrs 1128 4084 3716 381 910 164 15 9 292 67 35 246 194 .245 .293 .304 .597 62 1131 57 5 120
162 Game Avg. 162 587 534 55 131 24 2 1 42 10 35 28 .245 .293 .304 .597 62 162 1 17
BOS (5 yrs) 497 1845 1681 169 437 89 6 4 137 27 17 105 73 .260 .305 .327 .632 79 550 41 4 58
PHA (5 yrs) 424 1481 1350 141 315 57 5 2 110 32 18 87 74 .233 .280 .287 .568 45 388 8 1 43
PHI (2 yrs) 207 758 685 71 158 18 4 3 45 8 54 47 .231 .287 .282 .569 60 193 8 0 19
AL (10 yrs) 921 3326 3031 310 752 146 11 6 247 59 35 192 147 .248 .294 .309 .603 63 938 49 5 101
NL (2 yrs) 207 758 685 71 158 18 4 3 45 8 54 47 .231 .287 .282 .569 60 193 8 0 19

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
1935 24 PHA AL 59 151 -14 0 0 -2 2 -14 -1.4 6 -8 -0.8 .477 .492 -0.6 -0.0 -6 $2,000 64/5O9
1936 25 PHA AL 127 508 -51 1 0 3 8 -38 -3.4 18 -20 -1.8 .473 .479 -1.9 1.0 -23 $3,500 *6/457O
1937 26 PHA AL 122 489 -26 0 0 3 8 -14 -1.4 18 3 0.3 .489 .492 0.0 1.0 0 $3,500 *6
1938 27 PHA AL 17 51 -3 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.1 .482 .498 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 6
1939 28 PHA AL 99 282 -22 -2 0 -12 5 -31 -2.9 10 -21 -2.0 .471 .482 -0.9 -0.6 -9 $5,000 6/4
1941 30 BOS AL 93 261 -16 1 0 -2 5 -12 -1.2 9 -3 -0.3 .488 .493 -0.1 0.4 -1 $5,000 64
1942 31 BOS AL 29 104 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.2 .498 .500 0.2 0.1 3 $6,000 54/6
1943 32 BOS AL 114 480 -10 -1 0 3 7 -1 -0.1 14 13 1.3 .499 .499 0.9 1.1 10 $6,500 65 MVP-27
1944 33 BOS AL 136 524 -16 -0 0 0 9 -7 -0.9 15 8 0.7 .494 .495 0.7 1.0 8 $8,500 *6/45
1945 34 BOS AL 125 476 -1 1 0 7 6 12 1.4 14 26 2.8 .512 .509 2.0 1.5 19 $10,000 465 MVP-32
1946 35 PHI NL 112 422 -16 -0 0 -4 7 -14 -1.6 16 2 0.1 .486 .490 0.5 0.3 6 *6/45
1947 36 PHI NL 95 336 -18 -0 0 1 6 -12 -1.2 13 2 0.1 .487 .493 0.0 0.7 1 6/45
12 Seasons 1128 4084 -195 -1 0 -4 65 -135 -13.0 137 2 0.5 .489 .493 0.8 6.5 6 $55,000
BOS (5 yrs) 497 1845 -44 0 0 8 28 -8 -0.8 55 47 4.7 .499 .499 3.7 4.0 39 $36,000
PHA (5 yrs) 424 1481 -116 -1 0 -9 24 -102 -9.4 53 -48 -4.4 .478 .486 -3.5 1.4 -39 $19,000
PHI (2 yrs) 207 758 -35 -1 0 -3 13 -25 -2.8 29 4 0.2 .487 .491 0.5 1.1 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 Awards
1935 PHA AL 24 SS 24 22 21 137 56 75 6 20 .956 5.46 .957 5.35
1935 PHA AL 24 2B 13 7 6 48 16 29 3 5 .938 3.46 .969 5.86
1935 PHA AL 24 3B 4 3 3 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 2.75 .947 3.05
1935 PHA AL 24 OF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.40
1935 PHA AL 24 RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.10
1936 PHA AL 25 SS 123 123 116 721 273 417 31 87 .957 5.61 .950 5.35
1936 PHA AL 25 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 5.80
1936 PHA AL 25 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.10
1936 PHA AL 25 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1936 PHA AL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1937 PHA AL 26 SS 122 121 119 696 256 408 32 76 .954 5.44 .955 5.23
1938 PHA AL 27 SS 15 13 13 69 24 43 2 7 .971 4.47 .953 5.17
1939 PHA AL 28 SS 93 70 52 418 176 221 21 44 .950 4.27 .950 5.16
1939 PHA AL 28 2B 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 5.55
1941 BOS AL 30 SS 69 36 30 238 95 133 10 28 .958 3.30 .948 4.96
1941 BOS AL 30 2B 23 23 19 120 46 71 3 8 .975 5.09 .967 5.47
1942 BOS AL 31 3B 12 11 11 40 10 27 3 4 .925 3.08 .939 3.16
1942 BOS AL 31 2B 10 10 10 60 32 26 2 5 .967 5.80 .969 5.62
1942 BOS AL 31 SS 7 4 4 30 14 14 2 4 .933 4.00 .949 5.01
1943 BOS AL 32 SS 98 94 92 553 222 310 21 69 .962 5.43 .953 5.13 MVP-27
1943 BOS AL 32 3B 15 15 14 59 23 36 0 2 1.000 3.93 .951 3.17 MVP-27
1944 BOS AL 33 SS 126 124 114 696 249 421 26 79 .963 5.32 .947 5.29
1944 BOS AL 33 2B 8 8 8 50 21 26 3 8 .940 5.88 .967 5.61
1944 BOS AL 33 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 3.30
1945 BOS AL 34 2B 82 78 74 454 206 231 17 54 .963 5.33 .970 5.62 MVP-32
1945 BOS AL 34 SS 33 29 27 179 61 114 4 21 .978 5.30 .951 5.28 MVP-32
1945 BOS AL 34 3B 11 10 7 41 9 31 1 3 .976 3.64 .948 3.16 MVP-32
1946 PHI NL 35 SS 107 102 91 512 179 310 23 53 .955 4.57 .957 5.15
1946 PHI NL 35 2B 3 1 1 13 1 11 1 0 .923 4.00 .971 5.53
1946 PHI NL 35 3B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .950 3.10
1947 PHI NL 36 SS 85 77 65 390 131 247 12 60 .969 4.45 .963 5.11
1947 PHI NL 36 2B 6 1 0 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 1.33 .975 5.57
1947 PHI NL 36 3B 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67 .945 3.07
12 Seasons SS 902 815 744 4639 1736 2713 190 548 .959 4.93 .953 5.20
9 Seasons 2B 149 128 118 756 330 397 29 80 .962 4.88 .969 5.61
8 Seasons 3B 49 39 35 156 48 103 5 9 .968 3.08 .947 3.15
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.10
12 Seasons TOT 1102 982 897 5553 2116 3213 224 637 .960 4.84 .955 5.16
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1943 AL (27, 1%)
1945 AL (32, 0%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1936 AL  1.0 (7th)
1937 AL  1.0 (7th)
1943 AL  1.1 (7th)
1944 AL  1.0 (10th)
1945 AL  1.5 (6th)
1947 NL  0.7 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1945 AL  .290 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1945 AL  30 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1936 AL  11 (8th)
1937 AL  14 (5th)
1939 AL  15 (7th)
1941 AL  13 (4th)
1944 AL  19 (5th)
1945 AL  17 (5th)
1946 NL  17 (3rd)

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

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1939 AL  7 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1943 AL  21.4 (6th)
1944 AL  22.5 (7th)
1945 AL  29.2 (3rd)
Career  19.2 (138th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1937 AL  32 (4th)
1946 NL  24 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  93 (5th)
1944 AL  126 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  176 (5th)
1944 AL  249 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  421 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1936 AL  31 (5th)
1937 AL  32 (3rd)
1946 NL  23 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  79 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1936 AL  5.61 (2nd)
1937 AL  5.44 (1st)
1943 AL  5.43 (1st)
1944 AL  5.32 (3rd)
Career  4.93 (72nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1936 AL  .957 (2nd)
1944 AL  .963 (2nd)
1946 NL  .955 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (296th), 0.5 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1935 24 Philadelphia Athletics $2,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 25 Philadelphia Athletics $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 26 Philadelphia Athletics $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 27 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 28 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 30 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 31 Boston Red Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 32 Boston Red Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 33 Boston Red Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 34 Boston Red Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$55,000
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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Name and misspellings: Lamar Ashby Skeeter Newsome

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