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Mel Ott

Melvin Thomas Ott (Master Melvin)

Positions: Rightfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 2, 1909 in Gretna, LA
High School: Gretna HS (Gretna, LA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Giants in 1926. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1926 (Age 17.056)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Team: Giants 1926-1947

Final Game: July 11, 1947 (Age 38.131)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1951 (197/226 ballots).
   View Mel Ott Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 21, 1958 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 1, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #15. Eddie Mathews… #16. Eddie Collins… #17. Carl Yastrzemski… #18. MEL OTT… #19. George Brett… #20. Frank Robinson… #21. Hank Greenberg… 

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
1926 17 NYG NL 35 61 60 7 23 2 0 0 4 1 1 9 .383 .393 .417 .810 120 25 0 0 7O
1927 18 NYG NL 82 180 163 23 46 7 3 1 19 2 13 9 .282 .335 .380 .716 91 62 0 4 O87
1928 19 NYG NL 124 500 435 69 140 26 4 18 77 3 52 36 .322 .397 .524 .921 139 228 2 10 *O9/4758
1929 20 NYG NL 150 675 545 138 179 37 2 42 151 6 113 38 .328 .449 .635 1.084 165 346 6 10 *O9/48 MVP-11
1930 21 NYG NL 148 648 521 122 182 34 5 25 119 9 103 35 .349 .458 .578 1.036 150 301 2 20 *O9
1931 22 NYG NL 138 580 497 104 145 23 8 29 115 10 80 44 .292 .392 .545 .937 151 271 2 1 *O89
1932 23 NYG NL 154 673 566 119 180 30 8 38 123 6 100 39 .318 .424 .601 1.025 174 340 4 3 *O9 MVP-10
1933 24 NYG NL 152 661 580 98 164 36 1 23 103 1 75 48 .283 .367 .467 .834 138 271 10 2 4 *O98
1934 ★ 25 NYG NL 153 671 582 119 190 29 10 35 135 0 85 43 .326 .415 .591 1.006 168 344 10 3 1 *O98 AS,MVP-5
1935 ★ 26 NYG NL 152 683 593 113 191 33 6 31 114 7 82 58 .322 .407 .555 .962 157 329 4 3 5 *O95 AS,MVP-20
1936 ★ 27 NYG NL 150 660 534 120 175 28 6 33 135 6 111 41 .328 .448 .588 1.036 177 314 8 5 10 *O9 AS,MVP-6
1937 ★ 28 NYG NL 151 654 545 99 160 28 2 31 95 7 102 69 .294 .408 .523 .931 150 285 4 3 4 O95 AS,MVP-7
1938 ★ 29 NYG NL 150 654 527 116 164 23 6 36 116 2 118 47 .311 .442 .583 1.024 178 307 8 5 2 *5O9 AS,MVP-4
1939 ★ 30 NYG NL 125 508 396 85 122 23 2 27 80 2 100 50 .308 .449 .581 1.030 174 230 5 1 11 O95 AS,MVP-11
1940 ★ 31 NYG NL 151 647 536 89 155 27 3 19 79 6 100 50 .289 .407 .457 .864 137 245 9 6 5 *O95 AS
1941 ★ 32 NYG NL 148 634 525 89 150 29 0 27 90 5 100 68 .286 .403 .495 .898 150 260 2 3 6 *O9/7 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 33 NYG NL 152 664 549 118 162 21 0 30 93 6 109 61 .295 .415 .497 .912 165 273 8 3 3 *O9 AS,MVP-3
1943 ★ 34 NYG NL 125 485 380 65 89 12 2 18 47 7 95 48 .234 .391 .418 .810 134 159 4 3 4 *O9/5 AS,MVP-20
1944 ★ 35 NYG NL 120 494 399 91 115 16 4 26 82 2 90 47 .288 .423 .544 .967 172 217 3 3 2 *O9/5 AS,MVP-16
1945 36 NYG NL 135 534 451 73 139 23 0 21 79 1 71 41 .308 .411 .499 .910 151 225 6 8 2 *9O MVP-13
1946 37 NYG NL 31 78 68 2 5 1 0 1 4 0 8 15 .074 .171 .132 .303 -13 9 1 0 2 O9
1947 38 NYG NL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
22 Yrs 2730 11348 9456 1859 2876 488 72 511 1860 89 1708 896 .304 .414 .533 .947 155 5041 82 64 109
162 Game Avg. 162 673 561 110 171 29 4 30 110 5 101 53 .304 .414 .533 .947 155 299 4 6
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

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
1926 17 NYG NL 35 61 1 -0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 7O
1927 18 NYG NL 82 180 -2 -0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.6 6 -1 -0.1 .492 .496 0.2 -0.4 2 O87
1928 19 NYG NL 124 500 25 -0 0 4 -5 24 2.3 15 39 3.8 .519 .515 3.5 -0.2 35 *O9/4758
1929 20 NYG NL 150 675 61 -0 0 7 -7 61 5.4 20 81 7.4 .536 .533 6.8 0.0 74 *O9/48 MVP-11
1930 21 NYG NL 148 648 52 -1 0 8 -7 52 4.4 20 72 6.4 .530 .528 5.8 0.1 64 *O9
1931 22 NYG NL 138 580 37 -1 0 6 -4 38 3.7 18 55 5.6 .528 .524 5.1 0.1 49 *O89
1932 23 NYG NL 154 673 62 -0 0 4 -7 58 5.7 20 79 7.9 .538 .536 7.5 -0.3 75 *O9 MVP-10
1933 24 NYG NL 152 661 29 0 0 8 -7 31 3.3 20 50 5.5 .523 .521 4.6 0.1 42 *O98
1934 ★ 25 NYG NL 153 671 57 1 0 2 -7 53 5.2 20 74 7.3 .534 .532 7.0 -0.4 72 *O98 AS,MVP-5
1935 ★ 26 NYG NL 152 683 49 -1 0 9 -6 51 5.0 20 71 7.1 .533 .531 6.2 0.3 62 *O95 AS,MVP-20
1936 ★ 27 NYG NL 150 660 63 -1 0 2 -7 57 5.5 21 79 7.8 .537 .535 7.5 -0.5 77 *O9 AS,MVP-6
1937 ★ 28 NYG NL 151 654 40 -1 0 6 -3 42 4.2 21 64 6.4 .529 .527 5.8 0.3 58 $17,500 O95 AS,MVP-7
1938 ★ 29 NYG NL 150 654 61 0 0 6 -0 67 6.6 21 88 8.9 .545 .542 8.3 0.5 82 *5O9 AS,MVP-4
1939 ★ 30 NYG NL 125 508 45 0 0 -1 -4 40 3.9 17 56 5.7 .533 .525 5.9 -0.6 58 $17,500 O95 AS,MVP-11
1940 ★ 31 NYG NL 151 647 31 -0 0 3 -5 28 2.8 22 51 5.2 .520 .518 4.9 -0.2 48 *O95 AS
1941 ★ 32 NYG NL 148 634 37 -0 0 -6 -7 23 2.4 22 45 4.6 .517 .515 5.3 -1.4 51 *O9/7 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 33 NYG NL 152 664 47 -0 0 -2 -7 37 4.1 21 58 6.3 .528 .526 6.6 -1.1 60 *O9 AS,MVP-3
1943 ★ 34 NYG NL 125 485 20 -0 0 -3 -5 11 1.3 15 27 2.8 .510 .508 3.2 -1.0 30 *O9/5 AS,MVP-20
1944 ★ 35 NYG NL 120 494 40 -0 0 0 -5 35 3.7 16 51 5.2 .531 .523 5.3 -0.5 51 *O9/5 AS,MVP-16
1945 36 NYG NL 135 534 33 0 0 0 -6 27 2.9 17 44 4.5 .521 .517 4.5 -0.5 44 *9O MVP-13
1946 37 NYG NL 31 78 -10 0 0 0 -1 -11 -1.2 3 -8 -0.9 .460 .492 -0.9 -0.1 -8 $35,000 O9
1947 38 NYG NL 4 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
22 Seasons 2730 11348 775 -5 0 50 -101 719 70.6 358 1077 107.8 .526 .524 103.5 -6.0 1027 $70,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 ❍ 24 NYG NL WS WSH W 5 22 18 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 1 4 4 .389 .500 .722 1.222 13 0 0 0 1
1936 27 NYG NL WS NYY L 6 26 23 4 7 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 1 .304 .385 .522 .906 12 1 0 0 0
1937 28 NYG NL WS NYY L 5 21 20 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .200 .238 .350 .588 7 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 69 61 8 18 2 0 4 10 0 1 8 9 .295 .377 .525 .901 32 1 0 0 1
3 WS 16 69 61 8 18 2 0 4 10 0 1 8 9 .295 .377 .525 .901 32 1 0 0 1

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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
1926 NYG NL 17 LF 10 9 7 23 18 3 2 0 .913 2.10 .961 2.21
1926 NYG NL 17 OF 10 9 7 23 18 3 2 0 .913 2.10 .965 2.42
1927 NYG NL 18 OF 32 27 16 55 52 2 1 1 .982 1.69 .970 2.49
1927 NYG NL 18 CF 21 16 9 36 33 2 1 1 .972 1.67 .973 2.97
1927 NYG NL 18 LF 13 11 7 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.46 .970 2.25
1928 NYG NL 19 OF 115 102 91 235 214 14 7 4 .970 1.98 .972 2.47
1928 NYG NL 19 RF 109 97 86 220 199 14 7 4 .968 1.95 .968 2.26
1928 NYG NL 19 2B 5 5 5 28 14 13 1 4 .964 5.40 .970 5.92
1928 NYG NL 19 LF 5 5 5 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.24
1928 NYG NL 19 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.10
1928 NYG NL 19 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1929 NYG NL 20 OF 149 148 146 371 335 26 10 12 .973 2.42 .973 2.47 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 RF 148 147 145 372 337 25 10 12 .973 2.45 .971 2.37 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 2B 1 1 1 6 4 1 1 0 .833 5.00 .968 5.80 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 CF 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.90 MVP-11
1930 NYG NL 21 OF 146 146 140 354 320 23 11 6 .969 2.35 .968 2.40
1930 NYG NL 21 RF 146 146 140 354 320 23 11 6 .969 2.35 .966 2.41
1931 NYG NL 22 OF 137 137 134 359 332 20 7 4 .981 2.57 .973 2.48
1931 NYG NL 22 CF 71 71 70 188 173 9 6 1 .968 2.56 .974 2.88
1931 NYG NL 22 RF 67 66 64 171 159 11 1 3 .994 2.54 .969 2.33
1932 NYG NL 23 OF 154 154 153 364 347 11 6 5 .984 2.32 .976 2.52 MVP-10
1932 NYG NL 23 RF 154 154 153 364 347 11 6 5 .984 2.32 .969 2.32 MVP-10
1933 NYG NL 24 OF 152 152 135 300 283 12 5 3 .983 1.94 .977 2.43
1933 NYG NL 24 RF 136 124 120 242 228 10 4 3 .983 1.75 .975 2.23
1933 NYG NL 24 CF 29 28 15 58 55 2 1 0 .983 1.97 .979 2.78
1934 NYG NL 25 OF 153 153 152 306 286 12 8 1 .974 1.95 .973 2.37 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYG NL 25 RF 137 137 136 265 246 11 8 1 .970 1.88 .970 2.22 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYG NL 25 CF 17 16 16 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 2.41 .979 2.70 AS,MVP-5
1935 NYG NL 26 OF 137 137 136 305 285 17 3 7 .990 2.20 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-20
1935 NYG NL 26 RF 137 137 136 305 285 17 3 7 .990 2.20 .968 2.17 AS,MVP-20
1935 NYG NL 26 3B 15 15 15 47 19 25 3 3 .936 2.93 .941 2.86 AS,MVP-20
1936 NYG NL 27 OF 148 147 145 274 250 20 4 3 .985 1.82 .973 2.38 AS,MVP-6
1936 NYG NL 27 RF 148 147 145 274 250 20 4 3 .985 1.82 .966 2.12 AS,MVP-6
1937 NYG NL 28 OF 91 91 89 169 156 13 0 1 1.000 1.86 .974 2.24 AS,MVP-7
1937 NYG NL 28 RF 91 91 89 169 156 13 0 1 1.000 1.86 .972 1.99 AS,MVP-7
1937 NYG NL 28 3B 60 58 57 165 42 113 10 5 .939 2.58 .954 2.87 AS,MVP-7
1938 NYG NL 29 3B 113 113 109 351 98 238 15 14 .957 2.97 .945 3.03 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYG NL 29 OF 37 36 36 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 1.84 .976 2.34 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYG NL 29 RF 37 36 36 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 1.84 .978 2.08 AS,MVP-4
1939 NYG NL 30 OF 96 96 91 186 175 6 5 2 .973 1.89 .975 2.32 AS,MVP-11
1939 NYG NL 30 RF 96 96 91 186 175 6 5 2 .973 1.89 .973 2.12 AS,MVP-11
1939 NYG NL 30 3B 20 19 19 60 15 39 6 4 .900 2.70 .942 3.00 AS,MVP-11
1940 NYG NL 31 OF 111 111 109 223 210 9 4 2 .982 1.97 .977 2.32 AS
1940 NYG NL 31 RF 111 111 109 222 209 9 4 2 .982 1.96 .973 2.02 AS
1940 NYG NL 31 3B 42 39 38 121 30 83 8 8 .934 2.69 .948 3.01 AS
1941 NYG NL 32 OF 145 145 142 284 256 19 9 3 .968 1.90 .975 2.31 AS,MVP-19
1941 NYG NL 32 RF 143 143 141 280 252 19 9 3 .968 1.90 .968 1.93 AS,MVP-19
1941 NYG NL 32 LF 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.30 AS,MVP-19
1942 NYG NL 33 OF 152 150 148 287 269 15 3 3 .990 1.87 .981 2.34 AS,MVP-3
1942 NYG NL 33 RF 152 150 148 287 270 14 3 3 .990 1.87 .981 2.07 AS,MVP-3
1943 NYG NL 34 OF 111 111 109 237 219 12 6 1 .975 2.08 .977 2.41 AS,MVP-20
1943 NYG NL 34 RF 111 111 109 232 215 11 6 1 .974 2.04 .976 2.21 AS,MVP-20
1943 NYG NL 34 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20 AS,MVP-20
1944 NYG NL 35 OF 103 101 98 208 199 6 3 0 .986 1.99 .980 2.47 AS,MVP-16
1944 NYG NL 35 RF 103 101 98 210 199 8 3 1 .986 2.01 .974 2.10 AS,MVP-16
1944 NYG NL 35 3B 4 4 2 18 1 13 4 0 .778 3.50 .948 3.30 AS,MVP-16
1945 NYG NL 36 RF 119 116 111 232 217 11 4 1 .983 1.92 .978 2.13 MVP-13
1945 NYG NL 36 OF 118 116 111 232 217 11 4 1 .983 1.93 .978 2.45 MVP-13
1946 NYG NL 37 OF 16 15 12 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 1.56 .977 2.39
1946 NYG NL 37 RF 16 15 12 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 1.56 .976 2.08
21 Seasons OF 2313 2284 2200 4865 4511 256 98 60 .980 2.06 .975 2.40
19 Seasons RF 2161 2125 2069 4478 4152 238 88 59 .980 2.03 .971 2.18
8 Seasons 3B 256 248 240 764 205 513 46 34 .940 2.80 .947 2.98
6 Seasons CF 140 132 111 324 301 15 8 2 .975 2.26 .975 2.85
4 Seasons LF 30 27 20 60 55 3 2 0 .967 1.93 .967 2.24
2 Seasons 2B 6 6 6 34 18 14 2 4 .941 5.33 .970 5.90
22 Seasons TOT 2575 2538 2446 5663 4734 783 146 98 .974 2.14 .971 2.47
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

Hall of Fame
1949 BBWAA (61.4%)
1949 Run Off (68.4%)
1950 BBWAA (68.5%)
1951 BBWAA (87.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1951 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1934 *
1935 (RF)
1936 *
1937 *
1938 (CF)
1939 (CF)
1940 *
1941 *
1942 (RF)
1943 *
1944 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1929 NL (11, 19%)
1932 NL (10, 19%)
1934 NL (5, 46%)
1935 NL (20, 4%)
1936 NL (6, 35%)
1937 NL (7, 30%)
1938 NL (4, 39%)
1939 NL (11, 6%)
1941 NL (19, 4%)
1942 NL (3, 56%)
1943 NL (20, 3%)
1944 NL (16, 6%)
1945 NL (13, 7%)
2.75 Career Shares (45th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1929 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1930 NL  6.4 (6th)
1931 NL  5.7 (6th)
1932 NL  7.9 (1st)
1933 NL  5.5 (8th)
1934 NL  7.3 (3rd)
1935 NL  7.1 (2nd)
1936 NL  7.8 (2nd)
1937 NL  6.4 (4th)
1938 NL  8.9 (1st)
1939 NL  5.7 (5th)
1940 NL  5.2 (8th)
1942 NL  6.3 (2nd)
Career  107.8 (22nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1929 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1930 NL  6.4 (5th)
1931 NL  5.7 (3rd)
1932 NL  7.9 (1st)
1933 NL  5.5 (4th)
1934 NL  7.3 (1st)
1935 NL  7.1 (2nd)
1936 NL  7.8 (1st)
1937 NL  6.4 (4th)
1938 NL  8.9 (1st)
1939 NL  5.7 (4th)
1940 NL  5.2 (6th)
1941 NL  4.6 (7th)
1942 NL  6.3 (1st)
1944 NL  5.3 (7th)
1945 NL  4.5 (9th)
Career  107.8 (16th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1929 NL  6.8 (3rd)
1930 NL  5.8 (6th)
1931 NL  5.1 (4th)
1932 NL  7.5 (1st)
1933 NL  4.6 (6th)
1934 NL  7.1 (1st)
1935 NL  6.2 (2nd)
1936 NL  7.5 (2nd)
1937 NL  5.8 (4th)
1938 NL  8.3 (1st)
1939 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1940 NL  5.0 (4th)
1941 NL  5.3 (5th)
1942 NL  6.6 (1st)
1944 NL  5.3 (6th)
1945 NL  4.5 (8th)
Career  103.5 (18th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1934 NL  .326 (10th)
1936 NL  .328 (10th)
1938 NL  .311 (9th)
1942 NL  .295 (10th)
1945 NL  .308 (7th)
Career  .304 (157th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1929 NL  .449 (4th)
1930 NL  .458 (1st)
1932 NL  .424 (1st)
1933 NL  .367 (10th)
1934 NL  .415 (3rd)
1935 NL  .407 (2nd)
1936 NL  .448 (2nd)
1937 NL  .408 (6th)
1938 NL  .442 (1st)
1939 NL  .449 (1st)
1940 NL  .407 (2nd)
1941 NL  .403 (7th)
1942 NL  .415 (2nd)
1943 NL  .391 (6th)
1944 NL  .423 (4th)
1945 NL  .411 (6th)
Career  .414 (27th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1928 NL  .524 (7th)
1929 NL  .635 (3rd)
1930 NL  .578 (10th)
1931 NL  .545 (4th)
1932 NL  .601 (2nd)
1933 NL  .467 (8th)
1934 NL  .591 (2nd)
1935 NL  .555 (3rd)
1936 NL  .588 (1st)
1937 NL  .523 (5th)
1938 NL  .583 (2nd)
1939 NL  .581 (2nd)
1941 NL  .495 (6th)
1942 NL  .497 (2nd)
1944 NL  .544 (3rd)
1945 NL  .499 (4th)
Career  .533 (42nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1928 NL  .921 (8th)
1929 NL  1.084 (3rd)
1930 NL  1.036 (8th)
1931 NL  .937 (4th)
1932 NL  1.025 (2nd)
1933 NL  .834 (9th)
1934 NL  1.006 (2nd)
1935 NL  .962 (3rd)
1936 NL  1.036 (1st)
1937 NL  .931 (5th)
1938 NL  1.024 (2nd)
1939 NL  1.030 (2nd)
1940 NL  .864 (8th)
1941 NL  .898 (4th)
1942 NL  .912 (1st)
1943 NL  .810 (8th)
1944 NL  .967 (2nd)
1945 NL  .910 (3rd)
Career  .947 (22nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 NL  150 (8th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  152 (5th)
1934 NL  153 (3rd)
1935 NL  152 (10th)
1937 NL  151 (7th)
1938 NL  150 (5th)
1940 NL  151 (4th)
1942 NL  152 (3rd)
Career  2,730 (27th)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  9,456 (43rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1932 NL  673 (8th)
1933 NL  661 (8th)
1934 NL  671 (6th)
1935 NL  683 (5th)
1937 NL  654 (7th)
1938 NL  654 (6th)
1940 NL  647 (7th)
1942 NL  664 (4th)
Career  11,348 (26th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1929 NL  138 (3rd)
1930 NL  122 (8th)
1931 NL  104 (5th)
1932 NL  119 (4th)
1933 NL  98 (4th)
1934 NL  119 (2nd)
1935 NL  113 (4th)
1936 NL  120 (3rd)
1937 NL  99 (9th)
1938 NL  116 (1st)
1941 NL  89 (8th)
1942 NL  118 (1st)
1944 NL  91 (10th)
Career  1,859 (14th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 NL  190 (7th)
1942 NL  162 (7th)
Career  2,876 (41st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1929 NL  346 (6th)
1931 NL  271 (7th)
1932 NL  340 (3rd)
1933 NL  271 (7th)
1934 NL  344 (2nd)
1935 NL  329 (2nd)
1936 NL  314 (2nd)
1937 NL  285 (4th)
1938 NL  307 (3rd)
1941 NL  260 (6th)
1942 NL  273 (4th)
Career  5,041 (19th)

Doubles s c a p y
1933 NL  36 (6th)
Career  488 (67th)

Triples s c a p y
1934 NL  10 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1928 NL  18 (8th)
1929 NL  42 (2nd)
1930 NL  25 (7th)
1931 NL  29 (2nd)
1932 NL  38 (1st)
1933 NL  23 (3rd)
1934 NL  35 (1st)
1935 NL  31 (2nd)
1936 NL  33 (1st)
1937 NL  31 (1st)
1938 NL  36 (1st)
1939 NL  27 (2nd)
1940 NL  19 (5th)
1941 NL  27 (2nd)
1942 NL  30 (1st)
1943 NL  18 (2nd)
1944 NL  26 (2nd)
1945 NL  21 (4th)
Career  511 (24th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1929 NL  151 (2nd)
1930 NL  119 (8th)
1931 NL  115 (2nd)
1932 NL  123 (4th)
1933 NL  103 (3rd)
1934 NL  135 (1st)
1935 NL  114 (4th)
1936 NL  135 (2nd)
1937 NL  95 (5th)
1938 NL  116 (2nd)
1941 NL  90 (7th)
1942 NL  93 (5th)
Career  1,860 (12th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1929 NL  113 (1st)
1930 NL  103 (2nd)
1931 NL  80 (1st)
1932 NL  100 (1st)
1933 NL  75 (1st)
1934 NL  85 (2nd)
1935 NL  82 (3rd)
1936 NL  111 (3rd)
1937 NL  102 (1st)
1938 NL  118 (2nd)
1939 NL  100 (2nd)
1940 NL  100 (2nd)
1941 NL  100 (3rd)
1942 NL  109 (1st)
1943 NL  95 (2nd)
1944 NL  90 (3rd)
Career  1,708 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 NL  69 (5th)
1941 NL  68 (9th)
1942 NL  61 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,805 (82nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1928 NL  139 (8th)
1929 NL  165 (2nd)
1930 NL  150 (5th)
1931 NL  151 (4th)
1932 NL  174 (1st)
1933 NL  138 (6th)
1934 NL  168 (1st)
1935 NL  157 (2nd)
1936 NL  177 (1st)
1937 NL  150 (5th)
1938 NL  178 (1st)
1939 NL  174 (2nd)
1940 NL  137 (9th)
1941 NL  150 (4th)
1942 NL  165 (1st)
1943 NL  134 (6th)
1944 NL  172 (3rd)
1945 NL  151 (3rd)
Career  155 (23rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1929 NL  154 (4th)
1930 NL  137 (9th)
1931 NL  106 (6th)
1932 NL  143 (2nd)
1933 NL  99 (6th)
1934 NL  142 (2nd)
1935 NL  133 (3rd)
1936 NL  139 (2nd)
1937 NL  115 (4th)
1938 NL  134 (2nd)
1939 NL  103 (7th)
1940 NL  98 (6th)
1941 NL  104 (3rd)
1942 NL  112 (2nd)
1945 NL  91 (9th)
Career  2,086 (16th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1929 NL  61 (3rd)
1930 NL  49 (5th)
1931 NL  37 (3rd)
1932 NL  63 (1st)
1933 NL  31 (4th)
1934 NL  57 (1st)
1935 NL  50 (2nd)
1936 NL  63 (1st)
1937 NL  42 (4th)
1938 NL  63 (1st)
1939 NL  47 (2nd)
1940 NL  32 (4th)
1941 NL  39 (4th)
1942 NL  50 (1st)
1943 NL  21 (9th)
1944 NL  42 (5th)
1945 NL  34 (4th)
Career  794 (12th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1929 NL  5.4 (3rd)
1930 NL  4.2 (5th)
1931 NL  3.6 (3rd)
1932 NL  6.0 (1st)
1933 NL  3.2 (4th)
1934 NL  5.5 (1st)
1935 NL  4.8 (2nd)
1936 NL  6.1 (1st)
1937 NL  4.1 (4th)
1938 NL  6.2 (1st)
1939 NL  4.5 (2nd)
1940 NL  3.2 (4th)
1941 NL  4.0 (4th)
1942 NL  5.3 (1st)
1943 NL  2.3 (9th)
1944 NL  4.2 (5th)
1945 NL  3.4 (4th)
Career  77.0 (13th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1929 NL  81 (5th)
1931 NL  60 (5th)
1932 NL  76 (4th)
1933 NL  60 (6th)
1934 NL  74 (4th)
1935 NL  70 (3rd)
1936 NL  67 (4th)
1937 NL  61 (3rd)
1938 NL  65 (4th)
1939 NL  52 (8th)
1941 NL  56 (6th)
1942 NL  51 (6th)
Career  1,071 (24th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1929 NL  298 (3rd)
1930 NL  287 (7th)
1932 NL  284 (2nd)
1933 NL  241 (5th)
1934 NL  278 (3rd)
1935 NL  276 (3rd)
1936 NL  291 (3rd)
1937 NL  265 (3rd)
1938 NL  287 (2nd)
1940 NL  261 (5th)
1941 NL  253 (4th)
1942 NL  274 (2nd)
Career  4,648 (14th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1928 NL  .713 (7th)
1929 NL  .779 (4th)
1930 NL  .731 (7th)
1931 NL  .733 (6th)
1932 NL  .796 (2nd)
1933 NL  .681 (10th)
1934 NL  .778 (1st)
1935 NL  .755 (3rd)
1936 NL  .797 (1st)
1937 NL  .732 (5th)
1938 NL  .808 (2nd)
1939 NL  .792 (2nd)
1940 NL  .686 (7th)
1941 NL  .737 (4th)
1942 NL  .779 (2nd)
1944 NL  .783 (3rd)
1945 NL  .742 (3rd)
Career  .747 (25th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1929 NL  6 (5th)
1932 NL  4 (9th)
1936 NL  5 (10th)
1938 NL  5 (3rd)
1940 NL  6 (5th)
1943 NL  3 (7th)
1945 NL  8 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  20 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1930 NL  13.2 (6th)
1931 NL  14.9 (3rd)
1932 NL  10.4 (6th)
1935 NL  11.4 (5th)
1936 NL  10.2 (3rd)
1937 NL  11.4 (3rd)
1941 NL  8.4 (5th)
1942 NL  10.0 (6th)
1943 NL  10.1 (4th)
Career  151.6 (179th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1928 NL  24.2 (8th)
1929 NL  13.0 (1st)
1930 NL  20.8 (7th)
1931 NL  17.1 (1st)
1932 NL  14.9 (1st)
1933 NL  25.2 (3rd)
1934 NL  16.6 (1st)
1935 NL  19.1 (2nd)
1936 NL  16.2 (1st)
1937 NL  17.6 (1st)
1938 NL  14.6 (1st)
1939 NL  14.7 (1st)
1940 NL  28.2 (9th)
1941 NL  19.4 (2nd)
1942 NL  18.3 (1st)
1943 NL  21.1 (2nd)
1944 NL  15.3 (1st)
1945 NL  21.5 (2nd)
Career  18.5 (85th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  6,771 (65th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1941 NL  16.84 (7th)
1942 NL  23.05 (6th)
1944 NL  44.41 (3rd)
1945 NL  26.03 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  2.2 (5th)
1942 NL  2.2 (6th)
1943 NL  1.3 (10th)
1944 NL  3.6 (3rd)
1945 NL  2.9 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.1 (8th)
1942 NL  2.7 (3rd)
1944 NL  4.1 (3rd)
1945 NL  2.4 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.7 (9th)
1942 NL  2.5 (6th)
1944 NL  4.5 (3rd)
1945 NL  2.6 (7th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  113 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  238 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  15 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  109 (5th)
1929 NL  148 (1st)
1930 NL  146 (3rd)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  136 (3rd)
1934 NL  137 (3rd)
1935 NL  137 (3rd)
1936 NL  148 (2nd)
1939 NL  96 (4th)
1940 NL  111 (4th)
1941 NL  143 (1st)
1942 NL  152 (1st)
1944 NL  103 (5th)
1945 NL  119 (4th)
Career  2,161 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  337 (1st)
1930 NL  320 (3rd)
1932 NL  347 (2nd)
1934 NL  246 (3rd)
1935 NL  285 (2nd)
1936 NL  250 (5th)
1939 NL  175 (4th)
1940 NL  209 (4th)
1941 NL  252 (3rd)
1942 NL  270 (3rd)
1944 NL  199 (5th)
1945 NL  217 (4th)
Career  4,152 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (3rd)
1929 NL  25 (1st)
1930 NL  23 (2nd)
1932 NL  11 (5th)
1933 NL  10 (4th)
1934 NL  11 (4th)
1935 NL  17 (2nd)
1936 NL  20 (2nd)
1937 NL  13 (4th)
1940 NL  9 (2nd)
1941 NL  19 (1st)
1942 NL  14 (3rd)
1945 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  238 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  7 (5th)
1929 NL  10 (2nd)
1930 NL  11 (4th)
1934 NL  8 (2nd)
1939 NL  5 (4th)
1940 NL  4 (4th)
1941 NL  9 (2nd)
1943 NL  6 (4th)
1945 NL  4 (5th)
Career  88 (18th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (1st)
1929 NL  12 (1st)
1930 NL  6 (3rd)
1932 NL  5 (2nd)
1933 NL  3 (2nd)
1935 NL  7 (1st)
1936 NL  3 (3rd)
1937 NL  1 (5th)
1939 NL  2 (5th)
1940 NL  2 (4th)
1941 NL  3 (2nd)
1942 NL  3 (2nd)
Career  59 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1929 NL  149 (5th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  152 (2nd)
1934 NL  153 (2nd)
1941 NL  145 (4th)
1942 NL  152 (1st)
Career  2,313 (20th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
Career  4,511 (45th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (5th)
1929 NL  26 (1st)
1930 NL  23 (2nd)
1931 NL  20 (3rd)
1935 NL  17 (5th)
1936 NL  20 (3rd)
1937 NL  13 (5th)
1941 NL  19 (1st)
1942 NL  15 (4th)
Career  256 (21st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (4th)
1929 NL  12 (1st)
1930 NL  6 (3rd)
1932 NL  5 (3rd)
1935 NL  7 (1st)
1936 NL  3 (5th)
1941 NL  3 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (5th)
Career  60 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  2.97 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  .957 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  2.45 (2nd)
1932 NL  2.32 (5th)
1934 NL  1.88 (5th)
1935 NL  2.20 (3rd)
1939 NL  1.89 (4th)
1940 NL  1.96 (5th)
1941 NL  1.90 (3rd)
1942 NL  1.87 (5th)
1944 NL  2.01 (4th)
1945 NL  1.92 (5th)
Career  2.03 (53rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  .968 (4th)
1929 NL  .973 (2nd)
1930 NL  .969 (4th)
1932 NL  .984 (1st)
1933 NL  .983 (3rd)
1934 NL  .970 (5th)
1935 NL  .990 (1st)
1936 NL  .985 (1st)
1940 NL  .982 (2nd)
1941 NL  .968 (3rd)
1942 NL  .990 (1st)
1944 NL  .986 (1st)
1945 NL  .983 (3rd)
Career  .980 (90th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  .981 (3rd)
1932 NL  .984 (5th)
1935 NL  .990 (1st)
1936 NL  .985 (3rd)
1942 NL  .990 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1947 NL  born 1909-03-02 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1926 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1927 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1928 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1929 NL  born 1909-03-02 (2nd)
1930 NL  born 1909-03-02 (7th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 50 (26), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 277 (16), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 217 (38), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 69 (18), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (4th), 107.8 career WAR/52.9 7yr-peak WAR/80.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1937 28 New York Giants $17,500 ? 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings
1939 30 New York Giants $17,500 ? AP, per J. Durso, The All-Amer $, p. 222
1946 37 New York Giants $35,000 ? 1/22/47 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$70,000
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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