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Val Picinich    \pah-SIN-itch\

Valentine John Picinich

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 8, 1896 in New York, NY
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1916. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1916 (Age 19.321)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1918 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Reds/RedSox/Robins/Dodgers/... 1916-1933

Final Game: August 28, 1933 (Age 36.354)
Died: December 5, 1942 in Nobleboro, ME
Buried: Dunbar Cemetery, Nobleboro, ME
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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
1916 19 PHA AL 40 127 118 8 23 3 1 0 5 1 6 33 .195 .234 .237 .471 45 28 0 3 2
1917 20 PHA AL 2 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 136 2 0 1 /2
1918 21 WSH AL 47 162 148 13 34 3 3 0 12 0 9 25 .230 .274 .291 .564 72 43 0 5 2
1919 22 WSH AL 80 242 212 18 58 12 3 3 22 6 17 43 .274 .330 .401 .731 105 85 1 11 2
1920 23 WSH AL 48 149 133 14 27 6 2 3 14 0 0 9 33 .203 .259 .346 .605 61 46 1 2 2
1921 24 WSH AL 45 163 141 10 39 9 0 0 12 0 3 16 21 .277 .354 .340 .695 82 48 1 5 2
1922 25 WSH AL 76 244 210 16 48 12 2 0 19 1 0 23 33 .229 .311 .305 .615 64 64 2 9 2
1923 26 BOS AL 87 329 268 33 74 21 1 2 31 3 5 46 32 .276 .386 .384 .770 103 103 2 11 2
1924 27 BOS AL 69 199 161 25 44 6 3 1 24 5 1 29 19 .273 .394 .366 .760 98 59 3 5 2
1925 28 BOS AL 90 296 251 31 64 21 0 1 25 2 0 33 21 .255 .344 .351 .694 77 88 1 12 2/3
1926 29 CIN NL 89 277 240 33 63 16 1 2 31 4 29 22 .263 .342 .363 .705 92 87 0 8 2
1927 30 CIN NL 65 205 173 16 44 8 3 0 12 3 24 15 .254 .345 .335 .680 84 58 0 8 2
1928 31 CIN NL 96 358 324 29 98 15 1 7 35 1 20 25 .302 .343 .420 .763 100 136 0 14 2
1929 32 BRO NL 93 315 273 28 71 16 6 4 31 3 34 24 .260 .342 .407 .749 86 111 0 8 2
1930 33 BRO NL 23 52 46 4 10 3 0 0 3 1 5 6 .217 .294 .283 .577 40 13 0 1 2
1931 34 BRO NL 24 49 45 5 12 4 0 1 4 1 4 9 .267 .327 .422 .749 100 19 0 0 2
1932 35 BRO NL 41 74 70 8 18 6 0 1 11 0 4 8 .257 .297 .386 .683 83 27 0 0 2
1933 36 TOT NL 22 66 58 7 14 5 0 1 7 0 5 11 .241 .302 .379 .681 94 22 1 0 3 2
1933 36 BRO NL 6 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 43 2 0 0 0 /2
1933 36 PIT NL 16 60 52 6 13 4 0 1 7 0 5 10 .250 .316 .385 .700 99 20 1 0 3 2
18 Yrs 1037 3315 2877 298 743 166 26 26 298 31 9 314 382 .258 .334 .361 .695 85 1039 1 11 106
162 Game Avg. 162 518 449 47 116 26 4 4 47 5 49 60 .258 .334 .361 .695 85 162 2 17
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
WSH (5 yrs) 296 960 844 71 206 42 10 6 79 7 3 74 155 .244 .309 .339 .648 78 286 5 32
BRO (5 yrs) 187 496 440 46 112 30 6 6 49 5 47 48 .255 .326 .391 .717 81 172 0 0 9
BOS (3 yrs) 246 824 680 89 182 48 4 4 80 10 6 108 72 .268 .373 .368 .740 92 250 6 28
CIN (3 yrs) 250 840 737 78 205 39 5 9 78 8 73 62 .278 .343 .381 .724 94 281 0 30
PHA (2 yrs) 42 135 124 8 25 3 1 0 5 1 7 35 .202 .244 .242 .486 50 30 0 4
PIT (1 yr) 16 60 52 6 13 4 0 1 7 0 5 10 .250 .316 .385 .700 99 20 1 0 3
NL (8 yrs) 453 1396 1229 130 330 73 11 16 134 13 125 120 .269 .336 .385 .721 89 473 1 0 42
AL (10 yrs) 584 1919 1648 168 413 93 15 10 164 18 9 189 262 .251 .332 .343 .675 82 566 11 64

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
1916 19 PHA AL 40 127 -8 -0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .479 .495 -0.2 0.1 -1 2
1917 20 PHA AL 2 8 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .466 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1918 21 WSH AL 47 162 -5 0 0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .490 .497 0.3 0.2 3 2
1919 22 WSH AL 80 242 0 -0 0 -2 3 1 0.2 9 10 1.1 .502 .501 1.3 0.2 12 2
1920 23 WSH AL 48 149 -9 0 0 1 2 -6 -0.6 6 -0 -0.0 .488 .496 -0.1 0.3 -1 $3,800 2
1921 24 WSH AL 45 163 -4 -1 0 -1 2 -4 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.3 0.1 3 $3,800 2
1922 25 WSH AL 76 244 -11 1 0 0 2 -8 -0.9 9 1 0.0 .489 .495 0.1 0.2 1 $4,200 2
1923 26 BOS AL 87 329 3 -1 0 -1 3 4 0.3 12 16 1.6 .504 .502 1.7 0.2 17 $5,250 2
1924 27 BOS AL 69 199 1 1 0 -2 2 1 0.2 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 1.0 0.0 11 $5,750 2
1925 28 BOS AL 90 296 -9 1 0 -3 2 -8 -0.7 11 3 0.4 .492 .495 0.6 -0.1 6 $6,250 2/3
1926 29 CIN NL 89 277 -2 -0 0 -1 2 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.7 .499 .499 0.8 0.1 9 2
1927 30 CIN NL 65 205 -3 -0 0 1 2 -1 -0.1 6 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.5 0.3 5 2
1928 31 CIN NL 96 358 -0 0 0 0 3 3 0.2 11 14 1.4 .503 .502 1.4 0.3 14 2
1929 32 BRO NL 93 315 -6 -0 0 -1 3 -5 -0.4 10 5 0.5 .495 .497 0.6 0.2 6 2
1930 33 BRO NL 23 52 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 2 -4 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3 2
1931 34 BRO NL 24 49 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 2
1932 35 BRO NL 41 74 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .499 0.1 0.1 1 2
1933 36 BRO NL 6 6 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1933 36 PIT NL 16 60 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.1 2 2
18 Seasons 1037 3315 -61 1 0 -13 32 -41 -4.3 115 75 7.3 .496 .499 8.7 1.9 88 $29,050
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
WSH (5 yrs) 296 960 -29 0 0 -3 11 -21 -2.1 36 16 1.5 .493 .497 1.8 0.9 18 $11,800
BRO (5 yrs) 187 496 -13 -0 0 -2 4 -11 -1.0 15 4 0.5 .495 .498 0.7 0.2 6
BOS (3 yrs) 246 824 -5 1 0 -6 7 -3 -0.3 31 28 2.8 .499 .499 3.3 0.1 34 $17,250
CIN (3 yrs) 250 840 -5 -0 0 0 7 1 0.0 26 27 2.7 .501 .500 2.7 0.7 27
PHA (2 yrs) 42 135 -8 -0 0 -2 2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .478 .495 -0.2 0.0 -0
PIT (1 yr) 16 60 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.1 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
1916 PHA AL 19 C 37 33 33 239 179 52 8 6 .967 6.24 .974 6.33 7 76 29 28% 43%
1917 PHA AL 20 C 2 2 2 14 10 1 3 0 .786 5.50 .971 5.70 0 5 1 17% 44%
1918 WSH AL 21 C 46 43 37 275 216 48 11 5 .960 5.74 .970 5.51 5 44 26 37% 44%
1919 WSH AL 22 C 69 60 52 404 303 92 9 3 .978 5.72 .974 5.57 9 50 46 48% 45%
1920 WSH AL 23 C 45 37 31 231 185 41 5 6 .978 5.02 .973 5.11 3 25 20 44% 48%
1921 WSH AL 24 C 45 44 37 234 197 29 8 6 .966 5.02 .971 4.89 4 28 12 30% 45%
1922 WSH AL 25 C 76 70 53 339 276 55 8 4 .976 4.36 .977 4.81 4 35 21 38% 43%
1923 BOS AL 26 C 81 75 67 351 247 89 15 7 .957 4.15 .975 4.82 4 54 37 41% 45%
1924 BOS AL 27 C 52 42 41 203 157 36 10 2 .951 3.71 .972 4.61 7 39 14 26% 44%
1925 BOS AL 28 C 74 70 66 284 222 53 9 1 .968 3.72 .977 4.60 9 56 24 30% 45%
1925 BOS AL 28 1B 2 1 1 22 20 1 1 3 .955 10.50 .988 10.45
1926 CIN NL 29 C 86 67 62 302 240 52 10 6 .967 3.40 .971 4.39 10 33 22 40% 44%
1927 CIN NL 30 C 61 51 46 254 218 31 5 8 .980 4.08 .974 4.43 3 39 10 20% 39%
1928 CIN NL 31 C 93 88 80 350 279 65 6 6 .983 3.70 .979 4.42 6 35 34 49% 45%
1929 BRO NL 32 C 85 75 68 381 311 62 8 8 .979 4.39 .974 4.34 9 75 42 36% 42%
1930 BRO NL 33 C 22 7 7 54 43 8 3 0 .944 2.32 .976 4.57 2 12 4 25% 44%
1931 BRO NL 34 C 15 11 10 61 55 4 2 1 .967 3.93 .980 4.64 1 5 2 29% 46%
1932 BRO NL 35 C 24 11 8 66 59 6 1 1 .985 2.71 .979 4.66 0 5 3 38% 44%
1933 TOT NL 36 C 22 17 15 64 54 8 2 0 .969 2.82 .982 4.35 2 11 4 27% 46%
1933 BRO NL 36 C 6 1 1 9 6 2 1 0 .889 1.33 .982 4.35 1 2 1 33% 46%
1933 PIT NL 36 C 16 16 14 55 48 6 1 0 .982 3.38 .982 4.35 1 9 3 25% 46%
18 Seasons C 935 803 715 4106 3251 732 123 70 .970 4.26 .974 4.79 85 627 351 36% 44%
1 Season 1B 2 1 1 22 20 1 1 3 .955 10.50 .988 10.45
18 Seasons TOT 937 804 716 4128 3271 733 124 73 .970 4.27 .975 4.80 85 627 351 36% 44%
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1919 AL  43 (10th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1929 NL  311 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1923 AL  89 (5th)
1928 NL  65 (4th)
1929 NL  62 (4th)
Career  732 (92nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1923 AL  15 (3rd)
1925 AL  9 (2nd)
1926 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1927 NL  8 (5th)
1929 NL  8 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1919 AL  9 (2nd)
1925 AL  9 (2nd)
1926 NL  10 (3rd)
1928 NL  6 (3rd)
1929 NL  9 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1925 AL  56 (2nd)
1929 NL  75 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1928 NL  34 (4th)
1929 NL  42 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1928 NL  49.3 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1919 AL  5.72 (2nd)
1922 AL  4.36 (5th)
1929 NL  4.39 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1928 NL  .983 (5th)
1929 NL  .979 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1916 AL  born 1896-09-08 (4th)
1917 AL  born 1896-09-08 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 25 (492), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (228th), 7.3 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1920 23 Washington Senators $3,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 24 Washington Senators $3,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 25 Washington Senators $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 26 Boston Red Sox $5,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 27 Boston Red Sox $5,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 28 Boston Red Sox $6,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$29,050
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: Valentine John Val Picinich

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