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Marv Owen

Marvin James Owen (Freck)

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 22, 1906 in Agnew, CA
High School: Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
School: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1931 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/RedSox 1931-1940

Final Game: August 2, 1940 (Age 34)
Died: June 22, 1991 in Mountain View, CA
Buried: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1663. Neifi Perez… #1664. Bob Aspromonte… #1665. Brian Schneider… #1666. MARV OWEN… #1667. Rafael Ramirez… #1668. Eddie Lake… #1669. Rajai Davis… 

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
1931 25 DET AL 105 420 377 35 84 11 6 3 39 2 2 29 38 .223 .282 .308 .590 53 116 2 12 563/4
1933 27 DET AL 138 613 550 77 144 24 9 2 65 2 2 44 56 .262 .321 .349 .670 77 192 4 15 *5
1934 28 DET AL 154 637 565 79 179 34 9 8 96 3 3 59 37 .317 .385 .451 .837 115 255 4 9 *5 MVP-9
1935 29 DET AL 134 544 483 52 127 24 5 2 71 1 4 43 37 .263 .326 .346 .672 77 167 2 16 *5
1936 30 DET AL 154 655 583 72 172 20 4 9 105 9 6 53 41 .295 .361 .389 .750 85 227 7 12 *5/3
1937 31 DET AL 107 441 396 48 114 22 5 1 45 3 4 41 24 .288 .358 .376 .734 84 149 2 2 *5
1938 32 CHW AL 141 631 577 84 162 23 6 6 55 6 4 45 31 .281 .337 .373 .710 75 215 4 5 *5
1939 33 CHW AL 58 218 194 22 46 9 0 0 15 4 5 16 15 .237 .302 .284 .585 49 55 3 2 6 5
1940 34 BOS AL 20 65 57 4 12 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 4 .211 .308 .211 .518 35 12 3 0 0 /53
9 Yrs 1011 4224 3782 473 1040 167 44 31 497 30 30 338 283 .275 .339 .367 .706 80 1388 6 27 77
162 Game Avg. 162 677 606 76 167 27 7 5 80 5 5 54 45 .275 .339 .367 .706 80 222 4 12
DET (6 yrs) 792 3310 2954 363 820 135 38 25 421 20 21 269 233 .278 .342 .374 .717 84 1106 21 66
CHW (2 yrs) 199 849 771 106 208 32 6 6 70 10 9 61 46 .270 .328 .350 .678 69 270 3 6 11
BOS (1 yr) 20 65 57 4 12 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 4 .211 .308 .211 .518 35 12 3 0 0

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 25 DET AL 105 420 -28 0 0 -2 2 -27 -2.6 16 -11 -1.0 .475 .484 -0.9 0.1 -9 $3,750 563/4
1933 27 DET AL 138 613 -19 0 0 -5 3 -21 -2.0 23 2 0.1 .485 .488 0.6 -0.2 7 $3,750 *5
1934 28 DET AL 154 637 14 -0 0 -6 3 11 1.0 24 35 3.3 .507 .506 3.9 -0.3 41 $3,750 *5 MVP-9
1935 29 DET AL 134 544 -16 -1 0 -2 3 -16 -1.7 20 4 0.3 .488 .490 0.6 -0.0 6 $6,000 *5
1936 30 DET AL 154 655 -12 -1 0 0 3 -10 -0.9 23 14 1.3 .494 .495 1.4 0.3 14 $7,000 *5/3
1937 31 DET AL 107 441 -8 -1 0 4 2 -3 -0.3 16 12 1.2 .497 .498 0.8 0.5 8 $9,000 *5
1938 32 CHW AL 141 631 -22 -0 0 4 2 -16 -1.4 22 7 0.7 .490 .491 0.3 0.6 3 $10,000 *5
1939 33 CHW AL 58 218 -15 -1 0 -1 1 -17 -1.6 8 -9 -0.8 .473 .490 -0.8 -0.0 -8 $10,000 5
1940 34 BOS AL 20 65 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .474 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $7,500 /53
9 Seasons 1011 4224 -110 -4 0 -8 18 -105 -9.9 155 50 4.7 .490 .493 5.6 1.0 58 $60,750
DET (6 yrs) 792 3310 -69 -2 0 -11 15 -67 -6.5 122 56 5.1 .492 .494 6.4 0.4 67 $33,250
CHW (2 yrs) 199 849 -37 -1 0 3 2 -33 -3.0 30 -2 -0.2 .485 .491 -0.5 0.6 -5 $20,000
BOS (1 yr) 20 65 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .474 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $7,500

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
1934 28 DET AL WS STL L 7 30 29 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 .069 .100 .069 .169 2 0 1 0 0 0
1935 29 DET AL WS CHC W 6 24 20 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .050 .174 .050 .224 1 0 1 1 0 1
2 Yrs (2 Series) 13 54 49 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 8 .061 .132 .061 .193 3 0 2 1 0 1
2 WS 13 54 49 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 8 .061 .132 .061 .193 3 0 2 1 0 1

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 DET AL 25 3B 37 34 34 123 33 81 9 9 .927 3.08 .944 3.08
1931 DET AL 25 SS 37 37 33 207 81 113 13 22 .937 5.24 .936 5.18
1931 DET AL 25 1B 27 21 21 199 185 12 2 14 .990 7.30 .991 10.03
1931 DET AL 25 2B 4 4 3 23 9 14 0 0 1.000 5.75 .965 5.85
1933 DET AL 27 3B 136 135 132 391 143 226 22 19 .944 2.71 .954 2.92
1934 DET AL 28 3B 154 154 148 476 202 253 21 33 .956 2.95 .943 3.09 MVP-9
1935 DET AL 29 3B 131 131 129 379 148 215 16 19 .958 2.77 .947 3.05
1936 DET AL 30 3B 153 153 150 495 190 281 24 28 .952 3.08 .946 3.13
1936 DET AL 30 1B 2 1 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 6.00 .991 9.95
1937 DET AL 31 3B 106 102 102 337 108 219 10 17 .970 3.08 .946 3.15
1938 CHW AL 32 3B 140 139 139 465 136 305 24 29 .948 3.15 .941 3.14
1939 CHW AL 33 3B 55 47 45 170 63 99 8 11 .953 2.95 .943 3.15
1940 BOS AL 34 3B 9 7 6 26 9 16 1 3 .962 2.78 .937 3.21
1940 BOS AL 34 1B 8 5 5 62 53 8 1 9 .984 7.63 .989 9.80
9 Seasons 3B 921 902 885 2862 1032 1695 135 168 .953 2.96 .946 3.08
1 Season SS 37 37 33 207 81 113 13 22 .937 5.24 .936 5.18
3 Seasons 1B 37 27 27 273 250 20 3 24 .989 7.30 .991 9.98
1 Season 2B 4 4 3 23 9 14 0 0 1.000 5.75 .965 5.85
9 Seasons TOT 999 970 948 3365 1372 1842 151 214 .955 3.22 .949 3.43
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))
1934 AL (9, 16%)
0.16 Career Shares (820th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1938 AL  0.6 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1936 AL  154 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1934 AL  9 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1933 AL  56 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (3rd)
1934 AL  4 (3rd)
1936 AL  7 (4th)
1938 AL  4 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (3rd)
1933 AL  15 (5th)
1935 AL  16 (4th)
1936 AL  12 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1933 AL  423 (10th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1933 AL  136 (4th)
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1935 AL  131 (3rd)
1936 AL  153 (1st)
1938 AL  140 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1933 AL  143 (3rd)
1934 AL  202 (1st)
1935 AL  148 (5th)
1936 AL  190 (1st)
Career  1,032 (82nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1933 AL  226 (4th)
1934 AL  253 (2nd)
1936 AL  281 (4th)
1938 AL  305 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1933 AL  22 (2nd)
1934 AL  21 (4th)
1935 AL  16 (5th)
1936 AL  24 (4th)
1938 AL  24 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1934 AL  33 (2nd)
1935 AL  19 (3rd)
1936 AL  28 (1st)
1938 AL  29 (3rd)
Career  168 (98th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1933 AL  2.71 (5th)
1934 AL  2.95 (4th)
1936 AL  3.08 (5th)
1937 AL  3.08 (5th)
1938 AL  3.15 (4th)
Career  2.96 (93rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1934 AL  .956 (2nd)
1935 AL  .958 (3rd)
1936 AL  .952 (2nd)
1937 AL  .970 (1st)
1938 AL  .948 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 3 (2126), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1229), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1405), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (261st), 4.7 career WAR/6.5 7yr-peak WAR/5.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193125Detroit Tigers$3,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193327Detroit Tigers$3,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193428Detroit Tigers$3,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193529Detroit Tigers$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193630Detroit Tigers$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193731Detroit Tigers$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193832Chicago White Sox$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193933Chicago White Sox$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194034Boston Red Sox$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$60,750
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 Freck James Marv merv Owen owens

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