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Whitey Platt

Mizell George Platt

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 21, 1920 in West Palm Beach, FL
High School: Palm Beach HS (West Palm Beach, FL) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1942 (Age 22.026)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Cubs 1942-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 29.042)
Died: July 27, 1970 in West Palm Beach, FL
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, FL
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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
1942 21 CHC NL 4 16 16 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 -63 1 2 0 0 /O87
1943 22 CHC NL 20 42 41 2 7 3 0 0 2 0 1 7 .171 .190 .244 .434 26 10 1 0 0 O/87
1946 25 CHW AL 84 268 247 28 62 8 5 3 32 1 7 17 34 .251 .307 .360 .667 89 89 9 3 1 O789
1948 27 SLB AL 123 499 454 57 123 22 10 7 82 1 4 39 51 .271 .331 .410 .741 95 186 14 2 4 *7O
1949 28 SLB AL 102 269 244 29 63 8 2 3 29 0 1 24 27 .258 .325 .344 .669 73 84 8 0 1 7O/39
5 Yrs 333 1094 1002 117 256 41 17 13 147 2 12 81 122 .255 .314 .369 .684 83 370 34 5 6
162 Game Avg. 162 532 487 57 125 20 8 6 72 1 39 59 .255 .314 .369 .684 83 180 17 2 3
CHC (2 yrs) 24 58 57 3 8 3 0 0 4 0 1 10 .140 .155 .193 .348 2 11 3 0 0
SLB (2 yrs) 225 768 698 86 186 30 12 10 111 1 5 63 78 .266 .329 .387 .716 87 270 22 2 5
CHW (1 yr) 84 268 247 28 62 8 5 3 32 1 7 17 34 .251 .307 .360 .667 89 89 9 3 1
AL (3 yrs) 309 1036 945 114 248 38 17 13 143 2 12 80 112 .262 .323 .380 .703 88 359 31 5 6
NL (2 yrs) 24 58 57 3 8 3 0 0 4 0 1 10 .140 .155 .193 .348 2 11 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
1942 21 CHC NL 4 16 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .406 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /O87
1943 22 CHC NL 20 42 -4 0 0 -2 -0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .465 .496 -0.3 -0.3 -3 O/87
1946 25 CHW AL 84 268 -4 -2 0 0 -2 -8 -0.9 8 0 -0.1 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.2 1 O789
1948 27 SLB AL 123 499 -6 -3 -1 -6 -5 -20 -2.0 14 -6 -0.6 .483 .487 -0.1 -1.1 -0 *7O
1949 28 SLB AL 102 269 -10 -0 -1 0 -3 -14 -1.4 8 -6 -0.6 .487 .492 -0.6 -0.3 -6 7O/39
5 Seasons 333 1094 -26 -5 -2 -8 -10 -51 -5.4 32 -18 -2.2 .484 .491 -1.4 -1.9 -11
CHC (2 yrs) 24 58 -7 0 0 -2 -0 -9 -1.1 2 -7 -0.9 .455 .496 -0.7 -0.3 -5
SLB (2 yrs) 225 768 -15 -3 -2 -6 -8 -34 -3.4 22 -12 -1.3 .485 .489 -0.7 -1.4 -6
CHW (1 yr) 84 268 -4 -2 0 0 -2 -8 -0.9 8 0 -0.1 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.2 1

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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
1942 CHC NL 21 OF 4 4 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .981 2.35
1942 CHC NL 21 CF 2 2 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 3.50 .979 2.65
1942 CHC NL 21 LF 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.30
1943 CHC NL 22 OF 14 8 7 21 20 0 1 0 .952 1.43 .977 2.41
1943 CHC NL 22 CF 7 6 5 15 14 0 1 0 .933 2.00 .978 2.74
1943 CHC NL 22 LF 7 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0.86 .977 2.23
1946 CHW AL 25 OF 61 53 52 138 130 4 4 1 .971 2.20 .977 2.36
1946 CHW AL 25 LF 25 24 23 57 54 1 2 0 .965 2.20 .974 2.24
1946 CHW AL 25 CF 24 18 18 52 48 2 2 1 .962 2.08 .984 2.72
1946 CHW AL 25 RF 13 11 11 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 2.31 .972 2.09
1948 SLB AL 27 LF 114 112 107 243 226 4 13 2 .947 2.02 .975 2.33
1948 SLB AL 27 OF 114 112 107 248 230 5 13 2 .948 2.06 .975 2.51
1949 SLB AL 28 LF 59 55 41 143 138 3 2 0 .986 2.39 .982 2.32
1949 SLB AL 28 OF 59 56 41 140 135 3 2 0 .986 2.34 .980 2.44
1949 SLB AL 28 1B 2 2 2 24 21 2 1 1 .958 11.50 .989 9.75
1949 SLB AL 28 RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.10
5 Seasons OF 252 233 211 555 522 13 20 3 .964 2.12 .977 2.45
5 Seasons LF 207 195 175 450 425 8 17 2 .962 2.09 .977 2.31
3 Seasons CF 33 26 25 74 68 3 3 1 .959 2.15 .982 2.72
2 Seasons RF 14 12 11 31 30 1 0 0 1.000 2.21 .972 2.09
1 Season 1B 2 2 2 24 21 2 1 1 .958 11.50 .989 9.75
5 Seasons TOT 254 235 213 579 543 15 21 4 .964 2.20 .977 2.51
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

Triples s c a p y
1948 AL  10 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1946 AL  7 (8th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  114 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  226 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  13 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  13 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  .947 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2443), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1282nd), -2.2 career WAR/-2.2 7yr-peak WAR/-2.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Mizell George Whitey whity Platt

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