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Marv Olson

Marvin Clement Olson (Sparky)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 28, 1907 in Gayville, SD
School: Luther College (Decorah, IA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1931 (Age 24)
Team: RedSox 1931-1933

Final Game: April 30, 1933 (Age 25)
Died: February 5, 1998 in Tyndall, SD
Buried: Gayville Cemetery, Gayville, SD
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1931 24 BOS AL 15 64 53 8 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 9 3 .189 .306 .208 .514 41 11 0 2 4
1932 25 BOS AL 115 477 403 58 100 14 6 0 25 1 5 61 26 .248 .347 .313 .660 76 126 0 12 *4/5
1933 26 BOS AL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /4
3 Yrs 133 542 457 67 110 15 6 0 30 1 5 70 30 .241 .342 .300 .641 72 137 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 660 557 82 134 18 7 0 37 1 6 85 37 .241 .342 .300 .641 72 167 0 17

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
1931 24 BOS AL 15 64 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .466 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $2,400 4
1932 25 BOS AL 115 477 -10 -1 0 -7 4 -15 -1.4 18 3 0.3 .488 .491 0.9 -0.3 10 $2,750 *4/5
1933 26 BOS AL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,750 /4
3 Seasons 133 542 -15 -1 0 -9 4 -21 -2.0 20 -1 -0.0 .485 .492 0.8 -0.5 9 $7,900

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1931 BOS AL 24 2B 15 15 15 108 49 55 4 9 .963 6.93 .965 5.84
1932 BOS AL 25 2B 106 100 96 618 266 324 28 68 .955 5.57 .968 5.92
1932 BOS AL 25 3B 1 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .950 3.00
1933 BOS AL 26 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.00
3 Seasons 2B 122 115 111 726 315 379 32 77 .956 5.69 .968 5.91
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .950 3.00
3 Seasons TOT 123 116 112 729 315 382 32 77 .956 5.67 .967 5.89
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  12 (8th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  28 (3rd)

                           

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193124Boston Red Sox$2,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193225Boston Red Sox$2,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193326Boston Red Sox$2,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,900
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: Marvin Clement Marv merv Sparky olsen Olson

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