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Ron Northey

Ronald James Northey

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: April 26, 1920 in Mahanoy City, PA
High School: Frackville HS (Frackville, PA)
School: Duke University (Durham, NC)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1942 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1942 [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/WhiteSox/Cubs/Reds 1942-1957

Final Game: September 28, 1957 (Age 37)
Died: April 16, 1971 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Fairfield Memorial Park, Stamford, CT
Relatives: Father of Scott Northey
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1222. Mark Whiten… #1223. Jake Stahl… #1224. Bill Robinson… #1225. RON NORTHEY… #1226. Danny Richardson… #1227. Jose Guillen… #1228. Ed Brinkman… 

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
1942 22 PHI NL 127 433 402 31 101 13 2 5 31 2 28 33 .251 .300 .331 .631 89 133 5 0 3 *O9
1943 23 PHI NL 147 644 586 72 163 31 5 16 68 2 51 52 .278 .339 .430 .769 126 252 6 3 4 *O9 MVP-29
1944 24 PHI NL 152 644 570 72 164 35 9 22 104 1 67 51 .288 .367 .496 .863 145 283 7 4 4 *O9 MVP-18
1946 26 PHI NL 128 480 438 55 109 24 6 16 62 1 39 59 .249 .313 .441 .754 116 193 6 2 1 *O9
1947 27 TOT NL 123 414 358 59 103 22 3 15 66 1 54 32 .288 .384 .492 .876 128 176 7 2 0 *97/5
1947 27 PHI NL 13 53 47 7 12 3 0 0 3 1 6 3 .255 .340 .319 .659 80 15 0 0 0 O9
1947 27 STL NL 110 361 311 52 91 19 3 15 63 0 48 29 .293 .391 .518 .908 135 161 7 2 0 O97/5
1948 28 STL NL 96 288 246 40 79 10 1 13 64 0 38 25 .321 .420 .528 .949 149 130 8 4 0 O9
1949 29 STL NL 90 297 265 28 69 18 2 7 50 0 31 15 .260 .338 .423 .760 99 112 9 0 1 O9
1950 30 TOT NL 80 217 191 22 52 14 0 9 29 0 25 15 .272 .356 .487 .843 120 93 5 0 1 9
1950 30 CIN NL 27 92 77 11 20 5 0 5 9 0 15 6 .260 .380 .519 .900 134 40 2 0 0 O9
1950 30 CHC NL 53 125 114 11 32 9 0 4 20 0 10 9 .281 .339 .465 .804 110 53 3 0 1 O9
1952 32 CHC NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1955 35 CHW AL 14 17 14 1 5 2 0 1 4 0 0 3 3 .357 .471 .714 1.185 213 10 1 0 0 0 0 /9
1956 36 CHW AL 53 60 48 4 17 2 0 3 23 0 0 8 1 .354 .417 .583 1.000 161 28 2 0 0 4 2 /79
1957 37 TOT MLB 73 71 53 1 12 1 0 1 12 0 0 17 11 .226 .408 .302 .710 97 16 1 0 0 1 2
1957 37 CHW AL 40 39 27 0 5 1 0 0 7 0 0 11 5 .185 .410 .222 .632 78 6 1 0 0 1 1
1957 37 PHI NL 33 32 26 1 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 6 .269 .406 .385 .791 118 10 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 1084 3566 3172 385 874 172 28 108 513 7 0 361 297 .276 .352 .450 .801 124 1426 57 15 14 5 4
162 Game Avg. 162 533 474 58 131 26 4 16 77 1 54 44 .276 .352 .450 .801 124 213 9 2 2
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
PHI (6 yrs) 600 2286 2069 238 556 106 22 60 273 7 0 197 204 .269 .335 .428 .763 121 886 24 9 12 0 1
STL (3 yrs) 296 946 822 120 239 47 6 35 177 0 117 69 .291 .383 .490 .873 128 403 24 6 1
CHW (3 yrs) 107 116 89 5 27 5 0 4 34 0 0 22 9 .303 .422 .494 .917 144 44 4 0 0 5 3
CHC (2 yrs) 54 126 115 11 32 9 0 4 20 0 0 10 9 .278 .336 .461 .797 108 53 3 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 27 92 77 11 20 5 0 5 9 0 15 6 .260 .380 .519 .900 134 40 2 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 977 3450 3083 380 847 167 28 104 479 7 0 339 288 .275 .349 .448 .798 123 1382 53 15 14 0 1
AL (3 yrs) 107 116 89 5 27 5 0 4 34 0 0 22 9 .303 .422 .494 .917 144 44 4 0 0 5 3

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
1942 22 PHI NL 127 433 -5 -0 0 1 -5 -9 -1.1 14 5 0.4 .492 .494 0.3 -0.5 4 *O9
1943 23 PHI NL 147 644 18 0 0 -6 -7 5 0.6 20 26 2.6 .504 .504 3.3 -1.5 32 *O9 MVP-29
1944 24 PHI NL 152 644 33 0 0 -3 -7 23 2.4 20 44 4.4 .516 .515 4.8 -1.1 47 *O9 MVP-18
1946 26 PHI NL 128 480 7 0 0 -8 -5 -6 -0.7 18 12 1.2 .495 .496 2.1 -1.5 20 *O9
1947 27 PHI NL 13 53 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .479 .498 0.0 -0.2 0 O9
1947 27 STL NL 110 361 16 0 0 -4 -4 8 0.9 14 22 2.3 .508 .505 2.7 -0.8 26 O97/5
1948 28 STL NL 96 288 18 2 0 -5 -3 12 1.2 11 23 2.4 .513 .508 2.9 -0.8 28 O9
1949 29 STL NL 90 297 0 1 0 -6 -3 -8 -0.9 12 4 0.3 .491 .495 1.0 -1.0 10 O9
1950 30 CIN NL 27 92 4 -1 -0 -4 -1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.6 -0.5 6 O9
1950 30 CHC NL 53 125 2 -1 1 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.5 -0.3 5 O9
1952 32 CHC NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1955 35 CHW AL 14 17 3 0 -0 -0 -0 3 0.3 1 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.3 0.0 3 /9
1956 36 CHW AL 53 60 3 -0 -0 0 -0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.4 0.0 4 /79
1957 37 CHW AL 40 39 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
1957 37 PHI NL 33 32 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
12 Seasons 1084 3566 98 2 2 -38 -38 26 2.3 125 150 14.9 .502 .502 19.2 -8.3 189
PHI (6 yrs) 600 2286 53 0 0 -17 -25 12 1.0 76 88 8.7 .502 .503 10.7 -4.8 105
STL (3 yrs) 296 946 34 3 1 -15 -11 12 1.2 37 50 4.9 .504 .503 6.5 -2.6 65
CHW (3 yrs) 107 116 5 -0 -0 -0 -0 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.8 -0.0 8
CHC (2 yrs) 54 126 1 -1 1 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.5 -0.3 5
CIN (1 yr) 27 92 4 -1 -0 -4 -1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.6 -0.5 6

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
1942 PHI NL 22 OF 109 98 90 229 206 12 11 2 .952 2.00 .981 2.34
1942 PHI NL 22 RF 109 98 90 228 206 11 11 2 .952 1.99 .981 2.07
1943 PHI NL 23 OF 145 145 144 318 292 19 7 6 .978 2.14 .977 2.41 MVP-29
1943 PHI NL 23 RF 145 145 144 317 291 19 7 6 .978 2.14 .976 2.21 MVP-29
1944 PHI NL 24 OF 151 151 147 316 286 24 6 7 .981 2.05 .980 2.47 MVP-18
1944 PHI NL 24 RF 151 151 147 313 285 22 6 7 .981 2.03 .974 2.10 MVP-18
1946 PHI NL 26 OF 111 109 102 207 194 7 6 3 .971 1.81 .977 2.39
1946 PHI NL 26 RF 111 109 102 210 195 8 7 3 .967 1.83 .976 2.08
1947 TOT NL 27 OF 107 89 51 157 141 9 7 2 .955 1.40 .977 2.42
1947 TOT NL 27 RF 91 75 40 132 116 9 7 2 .947 1.37 .978 2.10
1947 PHI NL 27 OF 13 13 11 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 1.54 .977 2.42
1947 PHI NL 27 RF 13 13 11 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 1.46 .978 2.10
1947 STL NL 27 OF 94 76 40 137 122 8 7 1 .949 1.38 .977 2.42
1947 STL NL 27 RF 78 62 29 113 98 8 7 1 .938 1.36 .978 2.10
1947 STL NL 27 LF 15 14 11 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 1.67 .976 2.30
1947 STL NL 27 3B 2 2 2 10 2 7 1 0 .900 4.50 .947 3.05
1948 STL NL 28 OF 67 64 25 88 85 2 1 0 .989 1.30 .978 2.39
1948 STL NL 28 RF 67 64 25 84 80 2 2 0 .976 1.22 .976 2.00
1949 STL NL 29 OF 73 70 27 99 93 4 2 2 .980 1.33 .977 2.48
1949 STL NL 29 RF 73 70 27 96 90 4 2 2 .979 1.29 .977 2.06
1950 TOT NL 30 OF 51 44 37 384.1 64 59 3 2 2 .969 1.45 1.22 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 TOT NL 30 RF 51 44 37 384.1 64 59 3 2 2 .969 1.45 1.22 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 CIN NL 30 OF 24 20 14 168.1 22 21 0 1 0 .955 1.12 0.88 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 CIN NL 30 RF 24 20 14 168.1 20 19 0 1 0 .950 1.02 0.79 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 CHC NL 30 OF 27 24 23 216.0 42 38 3 1 2 .976 1.71 1.52 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 CHC NL 30 RF 27 24 23 216.0 44 40 3 1 2 .977 1.79 1.59 .976 1.86 1.84
1955 CHW AL 35 OF 2 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 1.50 0.50 .980 2.40 2.40
1955 CHW AL 35 RF 2 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 1.50 0.50 .980 2.10 2.05
1956 CHW AL 36 OF 4 2 0 19.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.29 1.25 .980 2.33 2.33
1956 CHW AL 36 LF 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
1956 CHW AL 36 RF 3 2 0 16.2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 14 2.16 1.33 .972 2.11 2.07
10 Seasons OF 820 773 623 410.0 1484 1361 81 42 24 .972 -0 -0 1.49 1.76 .978 2.34 2.41
10 Seasons RF 803 759 612 407.0 1449 1326 79 44 24 .970 0 0 1.48 1.75 .977 1.87 2.08
2 Seasons LF 18 14 11 3.0 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -80 0.00 1.39 .976 2.10 2.27
1 Season 3B 2 2 2 10 2 7 1 0 .900 4.50 .947 3.05
12 Seasons TOT 822 775 625 410.0 1494 1363 88 43 24 .971 -0 -0 1.49 1.77 .978 2.34 2.41
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.
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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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1943 NL (29, 1%)
1944 NL (18, 3%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1944 NL  4.8 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1943 NL  .430 (8th)
1944 NL  .496 (8th)
1946 NL  .441 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1944 NL  .863 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1943 NL  586 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  163 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1943 NL  252 (5th)
1944 NL  283 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1943 NL  31 (7th)
1944 NL  35 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1944 NL  9 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  16 (3rd)
1944 NL  22 (3rd)
1946 NL  16 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1944 NL  104 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1946 NL  59 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1943 NL  126 (10th)
1944 NL  145 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1943 NL  85 (7th)
1944 NL  103 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  34 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1944 NL  3.4 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  52 (4th)
1944 NL  66 (3rd)
1946 NL  46 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1944 NL  .698 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 NL  3 (7th)
1944 NL  4 (10th)
1948 NL  4 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1943 NL  36.6 (6th)
1944 NL  25.9 (3rd)
1946 NL  27.4 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1944 NL  21.55 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1944 NL  2.1 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 NL  1.2 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1944 NL  2.3 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  109 (4th)
1943 NL  145 (2nd)
1944 NL  151 (2nd)
1946 NL  111 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  206 (4th)
1943 NL  291 (2nd)
1944 NL  285 (2nd)
1946 NL  195 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  11 (4th)
1943 NL  19 (1st)
1944 NL  22 (1st)
1947 NL  9 (4th)
Career  79 (71st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  11 (1st)
1943 NL  7 (3rd)
1944 NL  6 (3rd)
1946 NL  7 (2nd)
1947 NL  7 (3rd)
Career  44 (77th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  2 (5th)
1943 NL  6 (2nd)
1944 NL  7 (1st)
1947 NL  2 (5th)
1949 NL  2 (5th)
1950 NL  2 (2nd)
Career  24 (42nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1944 NL  151 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  19 (3rd)
1944 NL  24 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1942 NL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  6 (2nd)
1944 NL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  1.99 (2nd)
1943 NL  2.14 (4th)
1944 NL  2.03 (3rd)
1946 NL  1.83 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  .952 (5th)
1943 NL  .978 (5th)
1944 NL  .981 (3rd)
1946 NL  .967 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1957 NL  born 1920-04-26 (10th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 34 (731), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1705), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1194), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (157th), 14.9 career WAR/13.7 7yr-peak WAR/14.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Ronald James Ron ronnie Northey

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