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Tony Rensa

George Anthony Rensa (Pug)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 29, 1901 in Parsons, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1930 (Age 28)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Phillies/Tigers/Yankees 1930-1939

Final Game: September 3, 1939 (Age 37)
Died: January 4, 1987 in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1930 28 TOT MLB 74 230 209 37 59 13 3 4 34 1 0 16 25 .282 .339 .431 .770 82 90 2 3 2
1930 28 DET AL 20 45 37 6 10 2 1 1 3 1 0 6 7 .270 .386 .459 .846 112 17 1 1 2
1930 28 PHI NL 54 185 172 31 49 11 2 3 31 0 10 18 .285 .328 .424 .752 75 73 1 2 2
1931 29 PHI NL 19 35 29 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 6 2 .103 .257 .138 .395 6 4 0 0 2
1933 31 NYY AL 8 31 29 4 9 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 3 .310 .333 .448 .782 111 13 0 1 /2
1937 35 CHW AL 26 65 57 10 17 5 1 0 5 3 0 8 6 .298 .385 .421 .806 103 24 0 0 2
1938 36 CHW AL 59 191 165 15 41 5 0 3 19 1 1 25 16 .248 .351 .333 .684 70 55 1 0 2
1939 37 CHW AL 14 27 25 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .200 .231 .200 .431 10 5 3 0 1 2
6 Yrs 200 579 514 71 134 26 5 7 65 5 2 57 54 .261 .338 .372 .710 74 191 3 3 5
162 Game Avg. 162 469 416 58 109 21 4 6 53 4 46 44 .261 .338 .372 .710 74 155 2 4
CHW (3 yrs) 99 283 247 28 63 10 1 3 26 4 1 34 24 .255 .348 .340 .688 72 84 3 1 1
PHI (2 yrs) 73 220 201 33 52 12 2 3 33 0 16 20 .259 .317 .383 .700 66 77 1 2
NYY (1 yr) 8 31 29 4 9 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 3 .310 .333 .448 .782 111 13 0 1
DET (1 yr) 20 45 37 6 10 2 1 1 3 1 0 6 7 .270 .386 .459 .846 112 17 1 1
AL (5 yrs) 127 359 313 38 82 14 3 4 32 5 2 41 34 .262 .351 .364 .715 80 114 3 2 3
NL (2 yrs) 73 220 201 33 52 12 2 3 33 0 16 20 .259 .317 .383 .700 66 77 1 2

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
1930 28 DET AL 20 45 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .506 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $3,000 2
1930 28 PHI NL 54 185 -8 0 0 -2 2 -8 -0.7 6 -2 -0.2 .487 .496 0.0 -0.1 -0 2
1931 29 PHI NL 19 35 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1933 31 NYY AL 8 31 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1937 35 CHW AL 26 65 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .506 .501 0.4 0.1 4 $2,400 2
1938 36 CHW AL 59 191 -7 -0 0 0 2 -6 -0.5 7 1 0.2 .491 .497 0.1 0.2 1 $3,600 2
1939 37 CHW AL 14 27 -4 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $4,200 2
6 Seasons 200 579 -21 1 0 -3 5 -18 -1.7 20 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.5 0.2 5 $13,200
CHW (3 yrs) 99 283 -10 1 0 -1 2 -8 -0.7 10 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.3 0.2 3 $10,200
PHI (2 yrs) 73 220 -12 0 0 -2 2 -11 -1.1 7 -5 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.2 -0.0 -3
NYY (1 yr) 8 31 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1
DET (1 yr) 20 45 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .506 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $3,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1930 TOT MLB 28 C 67 52 47 217 177 27 13 6 .940 3.04 .978 4.65 6 41 17 29% 43%
1930 DET AL 28 C 18 12 9 55 46 7 2 1 .964 2.94 .984 4.88 0 13 5 28% 42%
1930 PHI NL 28 C 49 40 38 162 131 20 11 5 .932 3.08 .976 4.57 6 28 12 30% 44%
1931 PHI NL 29 C 17 7 4 48 35 11 2 2 .958 2.71 .980 4.64 2 5 6 55% 46%
1933 NYY AL 31 C 8 7 7 44 39 4 1 1 .977 5.38 .988 4.88 2 5 2 29% 46%
1937 CHW AL 35 C 23 15 14 81 70 9 2 3 .975 3.43 .980 5.04 2 8 4 33% 38%
1938 CHW AL 36 C 57 46 43 225 185 36 4 4 .982 3.88 .983 4.88 2 18 19 51% 38%
1939 CHW AL 37 C 13 9 4 36 29 6 1 0 .972 2.69 .981 4.92 2 4 5 56% 37%
6 Seasons C 185 136 119 651 535 93 23 16 .965 3.39 .981 4.80 16 81 53 40% 41%
6 Seasons TOT 185 136 119 651 535 93 23 16 .965 3.39 .981 4.80 16 81 53 40% 41%
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1930 NL  11 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1930 NL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1938 AL  51.4 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1939 AL  born 1901-09-29 (10th)

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193028Detroit Tigers$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsDET/PhN
193735Chicago White Sox$2,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193836Chicago White Sox$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193937Chicago White Sox$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,200
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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