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Dick Porter

Richard Twilley Porter (Wiggles or Twitches)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 30, 1901 in Princess Anne, MD
School: St. John's College (Annapolis, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1929 (Age 27.107)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox 1929-1934

Final Game: September 30, 1934 (Age 32.274)
Died: September 24, 1974 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Allen, MD
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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
1929 27 CLE AL 71 214 192 26 63 16 5 1 24 3 5 17 14 .328 .386 .479 .865 119 92 1 4 O94/7
1930 28 CLE AL 119 552 480 100 168 43 8 4 57 3 3 55 31 .350 .420 .498 .918 129 239 3 14 *O9
1931 29 CLE AL 114 479 414 82 129 24 3 1 38 6 9 56 36 .312 .395 .391 .786 103 162 1 7 *O9/4
1932 30 CLE AL 146 700 621 106 191 42 8 4 60 2 4 64 43 .308 .373 .420 .793 99 261 1 14 *O9
1933 31 CLE AL 132 562 499 73 133 19 6 0 41 4 4 51 42 .267 .335 .329 .663 73 164 0 13 *O9/7
1934 32 TOT AL 93 337 309 39 90 15 7 1 62 5 2 25 20 .291 .346 .395 .741 88 122 1 2 O9/7
1934 32 CLE AL 14 49 45 9 10 2 1 1 6 0 0 4 5 .222 .286 .378 .663 69 17 0 1 9O
1934 32 BOS AL 79 288 264 30 80 13 6 0 56 5 2 21 15 .303 .357 .398 .754 91 105 1 1 O9/7
6 Yrs 675 2844 2515 426 774 159 37 11 282 23 27 268 186 .308 .376 .414 .790 101 1040 7 54
162 Game Avg. 162 683 604 102 186 38 9 3 68 6 6 64 45 .308 .376 .414 .790 101 250 2 13
CLE (6 yrs) 596 2556 2251 396 694 146 31 11 226 18 25 247 171 .308 .378 .415 .794 102 935 6 53
BOS (1 yr) 79 288 264 30 80 13 6 0 56 5 2 21 15 .303 .357 .398 .754 91 105 1 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
1929 27 CLE AL 71 214 5 -1 0 -2 -1 2 0.1 8 10 0.9 .502 .501 1.1 -0.2 12 $6,000 O94/7
1930 28 CLE AL 119 552 25 0 0 -6 -6 14 1.2 19 33 3.2 .510 .508 3.7 -1.0 39 $6,500 *O9
1931 29 CLE AL 114 479 5 -2 0 -2 -5 -5 -0.4 18 13 1.3 .496 .497 1.5 -0.6 15 $8,500 *O9/4
1932 30 CLE AL 146 700 0 -0 0 -4 -7 -11 -1.1 24 13 1.3 .493 .494 1.6 -1.0 17 $8,750 *O9
1933 31 CLE AL 132 562 -19 -0 0 4 -6 -21 -2.1 21 0 -0.1 .484 .487 -0.4 -0.2 -4 $7,500 *O9/7
1934 32 CLE AL 14 49 -2 0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $5,500 9O
1934 32 BOS AL 79 288 -3 0 0 -4 -3 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.1 .488 .494 0.5 -0.7 5 O9/7
6 Seasons 675 2844 10 -3 0 -14 -27 -34 -3.4 103 69 6.6 .495 .496 7.8 -3.8 83 $42,750
CLE (6 yrs) 596 2556 14 -4 0 -10 -24 -24 -2.4 93 68 6.5 .496 .497 7.3 -3.1 78 $42,750
BOS (1 yr) 79 288 -3 0 0 -4 -3 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.1 .488 .494 0.5 -0.7 5

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
1929 CLE AL 27 OF 28 22 22 51 44 4 3 1 .941 1.71 .966 2.42
1929 CLE AL 27 RF 24 20 20 42 37 2 3 1 .929 1.63 .963 1.97
1929 CLE AL 27 2B 20 19 17 119 54 60 5 9 .958 5.70 .968 5.91
1929 CLE AL 27 LF 4 2 2 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 .964 2.40
1930 CLE AL 28 OF 118 117 114 209 189 12 8 4 .962 1.70 .965 2.32
1930 CLE AL 28 RF 118 117 114 209 189 12 8 4 .962 1.70 .961 1.96
1931 CLE AL 29 OF 109 100 96 197 184 7 6 0 .970 1.75 .969 2.38
1931 CLE AL 29 RF 109 100 96 197 184 7 6 0 .970 1.75 .964 2.11
1931 CLE AL 29 2B 1 1 1 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 8.00 .965 5.80
1932 CLE AL 30 OF 145 145 142 276 269 2 5 0 .982 1.87 .967 2.42
1932 CLE AL 30 RF 145 145 142 276 269 2 5 0 .982 1.87 .963 2.10
1933 CLE AL 31 OF 124 120 114 246 236 9 1 3 .996 1.98 .970 2.37
1933 CLE AL 31 RF 119 115 111 234 225 8 1 3 .996 1.96 .962 2.10
1933 CLE AL 31 LF 7 5 3 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1.71 .971 2.27
1934 TOT AL 32 OF 75 72 70 131 123 1 7 1 .947 1.65 .968 2.29
1934 TOT AL 32 RF 74 72 70 131 123 1 7 1 .947 1.68 .964 2.07
1934 CLE AL 32 RF 11 10 10 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.27 .964 2.07
1934 CLE AL 32 OF 10 10 10 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.40 .968 2.29
1934 BOS AL 32 OF 65 62 60 117 109 1 7 1 .940 1.69 .968 2.29
1934 BOS AL 32 RF 63 62 60 117 109 1 7 1 .940 1.75 .964 2.07
1934 BOS AL 32 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
6 Seasons OF 599 576 558 1110 1045 35 30 9 .973 1.80 .968 2.37
6 Seasons RF 589 569 553 1089 1027 32 30 9 .972 1.80 .963 2.06
2 Seasons 2B 21 20 18 127 57 65 5 9 .961 5.81 .968 5.90
3 Seasons LF 12 7 5 21 18 3 0 0 1.000 1.75 .968 2.31
6 Seasons TOT 620 596 576 1237 1102 100 35 18 .972 1.94 .968 2.49
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
1930 AL  .350 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1930 AL  .420 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1932 AL  621 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1932 AL  700 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  191 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1930 AL  43 (5th)
1932 AL  42 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1932 AL  137 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1932 AL  256 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  14 (5th)
1933 AL  13 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1932 AL  448 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  118 (3rd)
1931 AL  109 (4th)
1932 AL  145 (1st)
1933 AL  119 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  189 (4th)
1931 AL  184 (4th)
1932 AL  269 (2nd)
1933 AL  225 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  12 (2nd)
1931 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  8 (3rd)
1931 AL  6 (4th)
1932 AL  5 (5th)
1934 AL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (1st)
1933 AL  3 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 AL  1.87 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  .962 (3rd)
1931 AL  .970 (2nd)
1932 AL  .982 (1st)
1933 AL  .996 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1933 AL  .996 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1328), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 26 (686), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (807), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (237th), 6.6 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1929 27 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 28 Cleveland Indians $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 29 Cleveland Indians $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 30 Cleveland Indians $8,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 31 Cleveland Indians $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 32 Cleveland Indians $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CLE/BOS
Career to date (may be incomplete)$42,750
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: Richard Dick Twilley Twitches Wiggles Wiggles,Twitches Porter

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