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Mickey Owen

Arnold Malcolm Owen

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 4, 1916 in Nixa, MO
High School: Washington HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1935. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1937 (Age 21.028, 6,759th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Cardinals/Cubs/RedSox 1937-1954

Final Game: September 11, 1954 (Age 38.160)
Died: July 13, 2005 in Mount Vernon, MO
Buried: Patterson Cemetery, Springfield, MO
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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
1937 21 STL NL 80 253 234 17 54 4 2 0 20 1 15 13 .231 .277 .265 .542 47 62 8 0 4 2
1938 22 STL NL 122 433 397 45 106 25 2 4 36 2 32 14 .267 .325 .370 .695 87 147 15 2 2 *2
1939 23 STL NL 131 402 344 32 89 18 2 3 35 6 43 28 .259 .344 .349 .693 82 120 11 2 13 *2
1940 24 STL NL 117 349 307 27 81 16 2 0 27 4 34 13 .264 .341 .329 .670 82 101 10 2 6 *2
1941 ★ 25 BRO NL 128 437 386 32 89 15 2 1 44 1 34 14 .231 .296 .288 .584 62 111 13 2 15 *2 AS
1942 ★ 26 BRO NL 133 482 421 53 109 16 3 0 44 10 44 17 .259 .330 .311 .642 87 131 16 1 18 *2 AS,MVP-4
1943 ★ 27 BRO NL 106 395 365 31 95 11 2 0 54 4 25 15 .260 .309 .301 .611 76 110 9 1 4 2/56 AS
1944 ★ 28 BRO NL 130 504 461 43 126 20 3 1 42 4 36 17 .273 .326 .336 .662 88 155 18 0 6 *2/4 AS
1945 29 BRO NL 24 98 84 5 24 9 0 0 11 0 10 2 .286 .368 .393 .761 113 33 5 1 3 2
1949 33 CHC NL 62 214 198 15 54 9 3 2 18 1 12 13 .273 .318 .379 .696 89 75 2 1 3 2
1950 34 CHC NL 86 275 259 22 63 11 0 2 21 2 13 16 .243 .282 .309 .591 56 80 8 1 4 2
1951 35 CHC NL 58 146 125 10 23 6 0 0 15 1 0 19 13 .184 .292 .232 .524 41 29 4 0 2 2
1954 38 BOS AL 32 82 68 6 16 3 0 1 11 0 1 9 6 .235 .309 .324 .632 67 22 3 0 0 4 2
13 Yrs 1209 4070 3649 338 929 163 21 14 378 36 1 326 181 .255 .318 .322 .640 76 1176 122 13 80 4
162 Game Avg. 162 545 489 45 124 22 3 2 51 5 44 24 .255 .318 .322 .640 76 158 16 2 11
BRO (5 yrs) 521 1916 1717 164 443 71 10 2 195 19 149 65 .258 .319 .315 .634 80 540 61 5 46
STL (4 yrs) 450 1437 1282 121 330 63 8 7 118 13 124 68 .257 .326 .335 .661 77 430 44 6 25
CHC (3 yrs) 206 635 582 47 140 26 3 4 54 4 0 44 42 .241 .296 .316 .612 64 184 14 2 9
BOS (1 yr) 32 82 68 6 16 3 0 1 11 0 1 9 6 .235 .309 .324 .632 67 22 3 0 0 4
NL (12 yrs) 1177 3988 3581 332 913 160 21 13 367 36 0 317 175 .255 .318 .322 .640 76 1154 119 13 80
AL (1 yr) 32 82 68 6 16 3 0 1 11 0 1 9 6 .235 .309 .324 .632 67 22 3 0 0 4

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
1937 21 STL NL 80 253 -16 0 0 0 2 -14 -1.5 8 -6 -0.6 .482 .491 -0.6 0.2 -6 2
1938 22 STL NL 122 433 -6 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.4 14 12 1.1 .498 .498 1.1 0.3 11 *2
1939 23 STL NL 131 402 -8 -0 0 0 3 -5 -0.6 13 8 0.8 .496 .497 0.9 0.3 8 *2
1940 24 STL NL 117 349 -6 -0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .497 .498 0.9 0.3 8 *2
1941 ★ 25 BRO NL 128 437 -19 0 0 2 4 -13 -1.5 15 2 0.1 .489 .491 -0.1 0.6 0 *2 AS
1942 ★ 26 BRO NL 133 482 -6 -0 0 2 4 -0 -0.1 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 1.4 0.6 13 *2 AS,MVP-4
1943 ★ 27 BRO NL 106 395 -10 -0 0 1 3 -6 -0.7 13 7 0.6 .493 .496 0.5 0.5 6 2/56 AS
1944 ★ 28 BRO NL 130 504 -6 -0 0 -1 4 -3 -0.3 16 13 1.3 .498 .498 1.4 0.3 14 *2/4 AS
1945 29 BRO NL 24 98 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .507 .501 0.6 -0.0 6 2
1949 33 CHC NL 62 214 -3 -3 -0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 8 4 0.3 .492 .497 0.4 0.1 5 2
1950 34 CHC NL 86 275 -16 0 -1 0 2 -14 -1.6 10 -4 -0.5 .483 .491 -0.4 0.2 -4 2
1951 35 CHC NL 58 146 -10 1 -0 -1 1 -9 -0.9 6 -3 -0.4 .484 .494 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1954 38 BOS AL 32 82 -4 -0 -0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2
13 Seasons 1209 4070 -106 -4 -2 1 34 -77 -8.8 136 59 5.3 .493 .496 5.6 3.4 58
BRO (5 yrs) 521 1916 -38 -1 0 3 16 -20 -2.4 62 42 3.9 .496 .497 3.7 2.0 39
STL (4 yrs) 450 1437 -36 -1 0 0 12 -25 -2.9 47 22 2.1 .494 .496 2.2 1.0 22
CHC (3 yrs) 206 635 -28 -2 -2 -2 5 -28 -3.0 24 -4 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.2 0.3 -2
BOS (1 yr) 32 82 -4 -0 -0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1

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
1941 25 BRO NL WS NYY L 5 15 12 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 .167 .333 .333 .667 4 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 15 12 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 .167 .333 .333 .667 4 0 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1937 STL NL 21 C 78 66 59 345 287 49 9 6 .974 4.31 .980 5.25 4 22 22 50% 46%
1938 STL NL 22 C 116 106 102 541 463 67 11 8 .980 4.57 .979 4.85 7 27 28 51% 45%
1939 STL NL 23 C 126 96 76 513 452 52 9 8 .982 4.00 .982 4.81 9 14 22 61% 46%
1940 STL NL 24 C 113 88 75 443 378 56 9 8 .980 3.84 .978 5.00 5 6 19 29 60% 45% 1
1941 BRO NL 25 C 128 114 89 597 530 64 3 7 .995 4.64 .983 5.04 2 20 27 29 52% 46% 1 AS
1942 BRO NL 26 C 133 122 110 670 595 66 9 12 .987 4.97 .979 4.95 5 8 24 31 56% 46% 6 AS,MVP-4
1943 BRO NL 27 C 100 92 84 467 414 47 6 11 .987 4.61 .981 4.70 9 13 24 20 45% 44% 1 AS
1943 BRO NL 27 3B 3 3 1 12 3 8 1 0 .917 3.67 .948 3.17 AS
1943 BRO NL 27 SS 1 1 0 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 6.00 .953 5.30 AS
1944 BRO NL 28 C 125 122 111 575 506 57 12 8 .979 4.50 .979 4.56 11 23 35 26 43% 42% 2 AS
1944 BRO NL 28 2B 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.60 AS
1945 BRO NL 29 C 24 23 23 109 92 13 4 2 .963 4.38 .978 4.57 2 1 4 6 60% 40% 0
1949 CHC NL 33 C 59 55 48 262 219 35 8 5 .969 4.31 .982 4.98 7 16 23 17 43% 43% 2
1950 CHC NL 34 C 86 74 60 658.1 365 318 39 8 8 .978 4.88 4.15 .982 5.38 5.33 6 13 23 16 41% 38% 1
1951 CHC NL 35 C 57 40 23 360.2 223 188 28 7 6 .969 5.39 3.79 .981 5.18 5.16 5 8 14 13 48% 41% 0
1954 BOS AL 38 C 30 16 10 173.1 94 85 8 1 4 .989 0 0 4.83 3.10 .986 5.40 5.36 1 3 5 5 50% 48% 1
13 Seasons C 1175 1014 870 1192.1 5204 4527 581 96 93 .982 0 0 5.03 4.35 .980 5.32 4.94 73 111 261 264 50% 44% 15
1 Season 3B 3 3 1 12 3 8 1 0 .917 3.67 .948 3.17
1 Season 2B 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.60
1 Season SS 1 1 0 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 6.00 .953 5.30
13 Seasons TOT 1180 1019 872 1192.1 5223 4535 591 97 93 .981 0 0 5.03 4.34 .980 5.32 4.94 73 111 261 264 50% 44% 15
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))
1942 NL (4, 31%)
0.31 Career Shares (615th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1942 NL  10 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (3rd)
1942 NL  18 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1942 NL  16 (5th)
1944 NL  18 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1938 NL  28.4 (6th)
1941 NL  27.6 (8th)
1942 NL  24.8 (9th)
1943 NL  24.3 (8th)
1944 NL  27.1 (5th)
Career  20.2 (117th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1938 NL  116 (3rd)
1939 NL  126 (3rd)
1940 NL  113 (2nd)
1941 NL  128 (1st)
1942 NL  133 (1st)
1943 NL  100 (5th)
1944 NL  125 (2nd)
Career  1,175 (77th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1938 NL  463 (3rd)
1939 NL  452 (3rd)
1940 NL  378 (5th)
1941 NL  530 (1st)
1942 NL  595 (1st)
1943 NL  414 (3rd)
1944 NL  506 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1938 NL  67 (3rd)
1939 NL  52 (4th)
1941 NL  64 (4th)
1942 NL  66 (1st)
1943 NL  47 (5th)
1944 NL  57 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1937 NL  9 (5th)
1938 NL  11 (2nd)
1939 NL  9 (3rd)
1942 NL  9 (5th)
1944 NL  12 (2nd)
1949 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1938 NL  8 (2nd)
1939 NL  8 (4th)
1942 NL  12 (2nd)
1943 NL  11 (2nd)
1944 NL  8 (2nd)
1949 NL  5 (4th)
Career  93 (67th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1938 NL  7 (3rd)
1939 NL  9 (2nd)
1940 NL  5 (4th)
1942 NL  5 (4th)
1943 NL  9 (1st)
1944 NL  11 (1st)
1949 NL  7 (3rd)
1950 NL  6 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1938 NL  27 (4th)
1941 NL  27 (5th)
1944 NL  35 (2nd)
1949 NL  23 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1938 NL  28 (3rd)
1939 NL  22 (4th)
1941 NL  29 (5th)
1942 NL  31 (1st)
1943 NL  20 (5th)
1944 NL  26 (1st)
1949 NL  17 (4th)
1950 NL  16 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1938 NL  50.9 (3rd)
1939 NL  61.1 (1st)
1940 NL  60.4 (1st)
1941 NL  51.8 (4th)
1942 NL  56.4 (3rd)
1943 NL  45.5 (5th)
1950 NL  41.0 (5th)
Career  50.3 (13th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1938 NL  4.57 (5th)
1941 NL  4.64 (4th)
1942 NL  4.97 (2nd)
1943 NL  4.61 (4th)
1944 NL  4.50 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1938 NL  .980 (5th)
1941 NL  .995 (2nd)
1942 NL  .987 (3rd)
1943 NL  .987 (4th)
1944 NL  .979 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1954 AL  born 1916-04-04 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1937 NL  born 1916-04-04 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (928), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (698), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (267th), 5.3 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Arnold Malcolm Mickey mickie micky mike mikey Owen owens

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