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Don Padgett

Don Wilson Padgett

Positions: Catcher, Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 5, 1911 in Caroleen, NC
School: Lenoir-Rhyne College (Hickory, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 25.139, 6,739th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Braves/Dodgers 1937-1948

Last Game: September 12, 1948 (Age 36.282)
Died: December 2, 1980 in High Point, NC
Buried: Oakwood Memorial Park, High Point, NC
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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 25 STL NL 123 476 446 62 140 22 6 10 74 4 30 43 .314 .357 .457 .815 119 204 5 0 1 *O9/8
1938 26 STL NL 110 407 388 59 105 26 5 8 65 0 18 28 .271 .303 .425 .728 94 165 12 0 1 O93/728
1939 27 STL NL 92 257 233 38 93 15 3 5 53 1 18 11 .399 .444 .554 .998 160 129 11 1 5 2/3
1940 28 STL NL 93 268 240 24 58 15 1 6 41 1 26 14 .242 .321 .388 .708 91 93 6 2 0 2/3
1941 29 STL NL 107 347 324 39 80 18 0 5 44 0 21 16 .247 .293 .349 .642 75 113 8 0 1 O72/93
1942 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1943 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 34 TOT NL 63 138 128 8 30 4 0 3 30 0 9 11 .234 .285 .336 .621 75 43 1 0 1 2
1946 34 BRO NL 19 34 30 2 5 1 0 1 9 0 4 4 .167 .265 .300 .565 59 9 1 0 0 2
1946 34 BSN NL 44 104 98 6 25 3 0 2 21 0 5 7 .255 .291 .347 .638 80 34 0 0 1 2
1947 35 PHI NL 75 176 158 14 50 8 1 0 24 0 16 5 .316 .383 .380 .763 107 60 6 1 0 2
1948 36 PHI NL 36 78 74 3 17 3 0 0 7 0 3 2 .230 .260 .270 .530 45 20 1 0 1 2
8 Yrs 699 2147 1991 247 573 111 16 37 338 6 141 130 .288 .336 .415 .752 102 827 50 4 10
162 Game Avg. 162 498 461 57 133 26 4 9 78 1 33 30 .288 .336 .415 .752 102 192 12 1 2
STL (5 yrs) 525 1755 1631 222 476 96 15 34 277 6 113 112 .292 .339 .432 .771 106 704 42 3 8
PHI (2 yrs) 111 254 232 17 67 11 1 0 31 0 19 7 .289 .345 .345 .690 88 80 7 1 1
BRO (1 yr) 19 34 30 2 5 1 0 1 9 0 4 4 .167 .265 .300 .565 59 9 1 0 0
BSN (1 yr) 44 104 98 6 25 3 0 2 21 0 5 7 .255 .291 .347 .638 80 34 0 0 1

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 25 STL NL 123 476 11 -0 0 -2 -5 4 0.3 15 19 2.0 .503 .502 2.2 -0.7 21 *O9/8
1938 26 STL NL 110 407 -4 0 0 0 -4 -7 -0.9 13 6 0.6 .493 .495 0.6 -0.5 6 O93/728
1939 27 STL NL 92 257 20 0 0 -2 2 20 2.0 8 28 2.9 .522 .513 3.1 -0.1 30 2/3
1940 28 STL NL 93 268 -3 0 0 -2 2 -2 -0.3 9 7 0.7 .497 .499 0.9 -0.0 9 2/3
1941 29 STL NL 107 347 -10 0 0 -1 -2 -13 -1.5 12 -2 -0.3 .486 .491 -0.2 -0.4 -1 $8,000 O72/93
1946 34 BRO NL 19 34 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .493 .499 -0.0 0.0 0 2
1946 34 BSN NL 44 104 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.0 2 2
1947 35 PHI NL 75 176 3 0 0 -2 1 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .503 .501 1.1 -0.0 11 2
1948 36 PHI NL 36 78 -5 -0 1 -1 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .484 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -1 2
8 Seasons 699 2147 8 0 1 -11 -4 -6 -1.2 73 67 6.5 .499 .500 7.8 -1.7 78 $8,000
STL (5 yrs) 525 1755 14 1 0 -7 -7 1 -0.4 58 59 5.7 .500 .500 6.6 -1.7 66 $8,000
PHI (2 yrs) 111 254 -2 -0 1 -3 2 -3 -0.3 10 7 0.7 .497 .500 1.0 -0.1 10
BRO (1 yr) 19 34 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .493 .499 -0.0 0.0 0
BSN (1 yr) 44 104 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.0 2

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1937 STL NL 25 OF 109 109 103 245 225 9 11 5 .955 2.15 .974 2.24
1937 STL NL 25 RF 103 103 98 231 212 9 10 5 .957 2.15 .972 1.99
1937 STL NL 25 CF 6 6 5 14 13 0 1 0 .929 2.17 .977 2.63
1938 STL NL 26 OF 71 70 65 160 140 14 6 3 .963 2.17 .976 2.34
1938 STL NL 26 RF 58 58 55 133 118 10 5 4 .962 2.21 .978 2.08
1938 STL NL 26 1B 16 16 16 149 138 11 0 12 1.000 9.31 .992 10.47
1938 STL NL 26 LF 8 7 6 19 16 3 0 0 1.000 2.38 .971 2.22
1938 STL NL 26 C 6 4 3 22 17 2 3 0 .864 3.17 .979 4.85 3 4 1 20% 45%
1938 STL NL 26 CF 5 5 4 8 6 1 1 0 .875 1.40 .978 2.72
1939 STL NL 27 C 61 54 24 273 249 18 6 5 .978 4.38 .982 4.81 6 24 8 25% 46%
1939 STL NL 27 1B 6 2 2 28 27 0 1 1 .964 4.50 .989 10.23
1940 STL NL 28 C 72 61 31 288 243 34 11 5 .962 3.85 .978 5.00 5 5 39 18 32% 45% 1
1940 STL NL 28 1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .990 10.45
1941 STL NL 29 OF 62 59 44 121 115 1 5 0 .959 1.87 .975 2.31
1941 STL NL 29 LF 59 57 43 120 114 1 5 0 .958 1.95 .976 2.32
1941 STL NL 29 C 18 12 8 71 62 5 4 0 .944 3.72 .983 5.04 1 0 12 2 14% 46% 0
1941 STL NL 29 RF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.93
1941 STL NL 29 1B 2 1 1 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 6.50 .989 10.15
1946 TOT NL 34 C 36 28 9 109 89 15 5 2 .954 2.89 .980 5.01 3 3 16 7 30% 43% 0
1946 BRO NL 34 C 10 4 2 27 24 3 0 1 1.000 2.70 .980 5.01 0 2 1 1 50% 44% 0
1946 BSN NL 34 C 26 24 7 82 65 12 5 1 .939 2.96 .980 5.01 3 1 15 6 29% 43% 0
1947 PHI NL 35 C 39 35 27 132 111 16 5 1 .962 3.26 .981 4.96 6 5 16 8 33% 44% 0
1948 PHI NL 36 C 19 15 13 69 64 2 3 0 .957 3.47 .980 5.15 3 4 11 1 8% 40% 0
7 Seasons C 251 209 115 964 835 92 37 13 .962 3.69 .980 4.96 27 17 122 45 27% 44% 1
3 Seasons OF 242 238 212 526 480 24 22 8 .958 2.08 .975 2.29
3 Seasons RF 164 163 154 364 330 19 15 9 .959 2.13 .974 2.02
2 Seasons LF 67 64 49 139 130 4 5 0 .964 2.00 .975 2.31
4 Seasons 1B 26 19 19 191 178 12 1 14 .995 7.31 .991 10.39
2 Seasons CF 11 11 9 22 19 1 2 0 .909 1.82 .977 2.67
8 Seasons TOT 519 466 346 1681 1493 128 60 35 .964 3.12 .980 3.99 27 17 122 45 27% 44% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  20 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1939 NL  2.0 (9th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1940 NL  11 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1939 NL  6 (5th)
1940 NL  5 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1940 NL  39 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  5 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  212 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  10 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  10 (1st)
1938 NL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (2nd)
1938 NL  4 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1939 NL  4.38 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  2.15 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (240th), 6.5 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1941 29 St. Louis Cardinals $8,000 ? Ford Frick letter of 3/5/42, at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,000
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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