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Tom Oliver

Thomas Noble Oliver (Rebel)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 15, 1903 in Montgomery, AL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1930 (Age 27.089)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1930-1933

Final Game: September 23, 1933 (Age 30.251)
Died: February 26, 1988 in Montgomery, AL
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL
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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
1930 27 BOS AL 154 701 646 86 189 34 2 0 46 6 6 42 25 .293 .339 .351 .690 79 227 3 9 *8O
1931 28 BOS AL 148 618 586 52 162 35 5 0 70 4 6 25 17 .276 .307 .353 .660 78 207 1 6 *8O MVP-20
1932 29 BOS AL 122 493 455 39 120 23 3 0 37 1 6 25 12 .264 .305 .327 .632 68 149 2 11 *8O
1933 30 BOS AL 90 261 244 25 63 9 1 0 23 1 1 13 7 .258 .296 .303 .599 58 74 0 4 8O
4 Yrs 514 2073 1931 202 534 101 11 0 176 12 19 105 61 .277 .316 .340 .656 73 657 6 30
162 Game Avg. 162 653 609 64 168 32 3 0 55 4 6 33 19 .277 .316 .340 .656 73 207 2 9

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
1930 27 BOS AL 154 701 -16 -0 0 9 -3 -11 -1.0 25 14 1.5 .494 .494 0.7 0.5 5 $3,500 *8O
1931 28 BOS AL 148 618 -17 -1 0 10 -2 -10 -0.9 23 13 1.3 .493 .494 0.3 0.8 3 $6,500 *8O MVP-20
1932 29 BOS AL 122 493 -19 -2 0 3 -2 -20 -1.9 18 -2 -0.2 .484 .488 -0.4 0.1 -5 $7,000 *8O
1933 30 BOS AL 90 261 -14 0 0 -1 -1 -16 -1.6 10 -6 -0.6 .483 .490 -0.6 -0.2 -5 $5,000 8O
4 Seasons 514 2073 -67 -3 0 21 -8 -57 -5.4 77 20 2.0 .489 .492 -0.0 1.3 -2 $22,000

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
1930 BOS AL 27 CF 154 154 153 495 477 9 9 3 .982 3.16 .966 2.84
1930 BOS AL 27 OF 154 154 153 495 477 9 9 3 .982 3.16 .965 2.32
1931 BOS AL 28 CF 148 147 145 445 427 15 3 4 .993 2.99 .975 2.83 MVP-20
1931 BOS AL 28 OF 148 147 145 451 433 15 3 4 .993 3.03 .969 2.38 MVP-20
1932 BOS AL 29 CF 116 114 113 346 328 12 6 4 .983 2.93 .971 2.94
1932 BOS AL 29 OF 116 114 113 346 328 12 6 4 .983 2.93 .967 2.42
1933 BOS AL 30 CF 86 57 55 199 187 9 3 3 .985 2.28 .976 2.75
1933 BOS AL 30 OF 86 57 55 199 187 9 3 3 .985 2.28 .970 2.37
4 Seasons CF 504 472 466 1485 1419 45 21 14 .986 2.90 .971 2.84
4 Seasons OF 504 472 466 1491 1425 45 21 14 .986 2.92 .967 2.37
4 Seasons TOT 504 472 466 1491 1425 45 21 14 .986 2.92 .967 2.37
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))
1931 AL (20, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1931 AL  0.8 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1930 AL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1930 AL  646 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1930 AL  701 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1930 AL  153 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  11 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1930 AL  25.8 (8th)
1931 AL  34.5 (3rd)
1932 AL  37.9 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1930 AL  472 (1st)
1931 AL  436 (9th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1931 AL  148 (2nd)
1932 AL  116 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  477 (1st)
1931 AL  427 (1st)
1932 AL  328 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  9 (3rd)
1931 AL  15 (1st)
1932 AL  12 (3rd)
1933 AL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  3 (4th)
1931 AL  4 (1st)
1932 AL  4 (2nd)
1933 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1931 AL  148 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  477 (1st)
1931 AL  433 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  4 (4th)
1932 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  3.16 (1st)
1931 AL  2.99 (2nd)
1932 AL  2.93 (2nd)
Career  2.90 (11th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  .982 (1st)
1931 AL  .993 (1st)
1932 AL  .983 (2nd)
Career  .986 (97th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  3.16 (1st)
1931 AL  3.03 (2nd)
1932 AL  2.93 (2nd)
Career  2.92 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  .982 (3rd)
1931 AL  .993 (1st)
1932 AL  .983 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2301), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (398th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • October 31, 1933: Purchased by Baltimore (International) from the Boston Red Sox.
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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
1930 27 Boston Red Sox $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 28 Boston Red Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 29 Boston Red Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 30 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,000
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: Thomas Noble Rebel tim Tom tommy Oliver

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