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Rusty Peters

Russell Dixon Peters

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 14, 1914 in Roanoke, VA
School: Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1936 (Age 21.122)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Browns 1936-1947

Final Game: September 28, 1947 (Age 32.288)
Died: February 21, 2003 in Harrisonburg, VA
Cremated
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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
1936 21 PHA AL 45 123 119 12 26 3 2 3 16 1 1 4 28 .218 .244 .353 .597 47 42 0 0 65/7O4
1937 22 PHA AL 116 385 339 39 88 17 6 3 43 4 4 41 59 .260 .339 .372 .711 81 126 0 5 456
1938 23 PHA AL 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1940 25 CLE AL 30 75 71 5 17 3 2 0 7 1 0 4 14 .239 .280 .338 .618 61 24 2 0 0 /4563
1941 26 CLE AL 29 70 63 6 13 2 0 0 2 0 1 7 10 .206 .286 .238 .524 43 15 1 0 0 6/54
1942 27 CLE AL 34 60 58 6 13 5 1 0 2 0 0 2 14 .224 .250 .345 .595 71 20 3 0 0 6/45
1943 28 CLE AL 79 241 215 22 47 6 2 1 19 1 1 18 29 .219 .282 .279 .561 69 60 5 1 7 56/47O
1944 29 CLE AL 88 310 282 23 63 13 3 1 24 2 1 15 35 .223 .268 .301 .569 65 85 6 2 11 46/5
1946 31 CLE AL 9 22 21 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 .286 .318 .286 .604 75 6 0 0 0 /6
1947 32 SLB AL 39 54 47 10 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 8 .340 .415 .426 .841 132 20 1 0 1 4/6
10 Yrs 471 1347 1222 123 289 53 16 8 117 9 9 98 199 .236 .295 .326 .620 69 398 18 3 24
162 Game Avg. 162 463 420 42 99 18 6 3 40 3 3 34 68 .236 .295 .326 .620 69 137 1 8
CLE (6 yrs) 269 778 710 62 159 29 8 2 56 4 4 47 103 .224 .275 .296 .571 64 210 17 3 18
PHA (3 yrs) 163 515 465 51 114 20 8 6 59 5 5 45 88 .245 .312 .361 .673 70 168 0 5
SLB (1 yr) 39 54 47 10 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 8 .340 .415 .426 .841 132 20 1 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
1936 21 PHA AL 45 123 -12 -0 0 -1 2 -11 -1.0 4 -7 -0.6 .478 .494 -0.5 0.1 -6 $2,500 65/7O4
1937 22 PHA AL 116 385 -11 -1 0 -3 4 -11 -1.0 14 3 0.3 .492 .494 0.6 0.1 6 $2,500 456
1938 23 PHA AL 2 7 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .361 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $3,500 /6
1940 25 CLE AL 30 75 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $4,000 /4563
1941 26 CLE AL 29 70 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .482 .497 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 6/54
1942 27 CLE AL 34 60 -3 0 0 1 1 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $5,000 6/45
1943 28 CLE AL 79 241 -8 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .490 .495 -0.1 0.1 0 $5,000 56/47O
1944 29 CLE AL 88 310 -13 0 0 2 4 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .491 .495 -0.1 0.6 0 $6,000 46/5
1946 31 CLE AL 9 22 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $7,000 /6
1947 32 SLB AL 39 54 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .505 .501 0.5 -0.1 4 $7,000 4/6
10 Seasons 471 1347 -56 -1 0 -5 15 -47 -4.7 43 -4 -0.4 .490 .496 -0.0 1.1 1 $47,500
CLE (6 yrs) 269 778 -33 -0 0 1 8 -24 -2.6 23 -1 -0.3 .490 .496 -0.4 1.1 -2 $32,000
PHA (3 yrs) 163 515 -25 -1 0 -5 6 -25 -2.3 18 -6 -0.5 .486 .494 -0.0 0.1 -1 $8,500
SLB (1 yr) 39 54 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .505 .501 0.5 -0.1 4 $7,000

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 Awards
1936 PHA AL 21 SS 25 17 17 108 44 53 11 12 .898 3.88 .950 5.35
1936 PHA AL 21 3B 10 9 9 39 7 29 3 3 .923 3.60 .946 3.13
1936 PHA AL 21 LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1936 PHA AL 21 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1936 PHA AL 21 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
1937 PHA AL 22 2B 70 55 46 319 138 170 11 34 .966 4.40 .972 5.64
1937 PHA AL 22 3B 31 27 27 104 37 54 13 2 .875 2.94 .946 3.15
1937 PHA AL 22 SS 13 13 6 63 16 42 5 3 .921 4.46 .955 5.23
1938 PHA AL 23 SS 2 2 1 7 3 2 2 0 .714 2.50 .953 5.15
1940 CLE AL 25 2B 9 9 9 51 24 23 4 7 .922 5.22 .969 5.39
1940 CLE AL 25 3B 6 5 5 23 3 16 4 1 .826 3.17 .937 3.22
1940 CLE AL 25 SS 6 0 0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 1.50 .949 4.85
1940 CLE AL 25 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 9.80
1941 CLE AL 26 SS 11 8 8 46 13 28 5 5 .891 3.73 .948 4.96
1941 CLE AL 26 3B 9 8 5 28 9 15 4 2 .857 2.67 .947 3.28
1941 CLE AL 26 2B 3 0 0 7 4 2 1 2 .857 2.00 .967 5.47
1942 CLE AL 27 SS 24 12 10 71 21 46 4 8 .944 2.79 .949 5.01
1942 CLE AL 27 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1942 CLE AL 27 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1943 CLE AL 28 3B 46 44 39 126 39 76 11 9 .913 2.50 .951 3.17
1943 CLE AL 28 SS 14 2 1 33 17 16 0 7 1.000 2.36 .953 5.13
1943 CLE AL 28 2B 6 0 0 11 5 6 0 1 1.000 1.83 .969 5.57
1943 CLE AL 28 LF 2 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .980 2.40
1943 CLE AL 28 OF 2 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .976 2.45
1944 CLE AL 29 2B 63 57 53 340 151 181 8 45 .976 5.27 .967 5.61
1944 CLE AL 29 SS 13 7 6 42 25 16 1 5 .976 3.15 .947 5.29
1944 CLE AL 29 3B 8 5 5 16 4 12 0 2 1.000 2.00 .954 3.34
1946 CLE AL 31 SS 7 5 4 24 11 13 0 3 1.000 3.43 .954 4.97
1947 SLB AL 32 2B 13 9 9 66 34 29 3 8 .955 4.85 .978 5.46
1947 SLB AL 32 SS 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 5.15
8 Seasons 2B 166 130 117 794 356 411 27 97 .966 4.62 .970 5.60
10 Seasons SS 117 66 53 405 154 223 28 43 .931 3.22 .951 5.14
7 Seasons 3B 111 98 90 336 99 202 35 19 .896 2.71 .948 3.18
2 Seasons LF 4 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25 .980 2.25
2 Seasons OF 4 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25 .976 2.42
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 9.80
10 Seasons TOT 399 296 262 1541 615 836 90 159 .942 3.64 .960 4.77
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2988), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (495th), -0.4 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.1 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1936 21 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 22 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 23 Philadelphia Athletics $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 25 Cleveland Indians $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 26 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 27 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 28 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 29 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 31 Cleveland Indians $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 32 St. Louis Browns $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,500
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: Russell Dixon Rusty Peters

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