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Paul Richards

Paul Rapier Richards

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 21, 1908 in Waxahachie, TX
High School: Waxahachie HS (Waxahachie, TX)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1932 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Giants/Athletics/Dodgers 1932-1946

Final Game: September 22, 1946 (Age 37)
Died: May 4, 1986 in Waxahachie, TX
Buried: Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie, TX
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Standard Batting

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
1932 23 BRO NL 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1933 24 NYG NL 51 92 87 4 17 3 0 0 10 0 3 12 .195 .222 .230 .452 30 20 5 0 2 2
1934 25 NYG NL 42 89 75 10 12 1 0 0 3 0 13 8 .160 .284 .173 .457 26 13 2 0 1 2
1935 26 TOT MLB 92 292 261 31 64 10 1 4 29 0 0 26 13 .245 .314 .337 .651 69 88 0 0 5 2
1935 26 NYG NL 7 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 109 1 0 0 0 /2
1935 26 PHA AL 85 286 257 31 63 10 1 4 29 0 0 24 12 .245 .310 .339 .648 68 87 0 5 2
1943 34 DET AL 100 355 313 32 69 7 1 5 33 1 0 38 35 .220 .307 .297 .604 72 93 7 1 3 2
1944 35 DET AL 95 343 300 24 71 13 0 3 37 8 3 35 30 .237 .318 .310 .628 76 93 13 1 7 2 MVP-17
1945 36 DET AL 83 256 234 26 60 12 1 3 32 4 0 19 31 .256 .315 .355 .670 89 83 1 1 2 2 MVP-10
1946 37 DET AL 57 167 139 13 28 5 2 0 11 2 0 23 18 .201 .315 .266 .581 59 37 7 0 5 2
8 Yrs 523 1602 1417 140 321 51 5 15 155 15 3 157 149 .227 .305 .301 .606 68 427 35 3 25
162 Game Avg. 162 496 439 43 99 16 2 5 48 5 49 46 .227 .305 .301 .606 68 132 1 8
DET (4 yrs) 335 1121 986 95 228 37 4 11 113 15 3 115 114 .231 .313 .310 .624 75 306 28 3 17
NYG (3 yrs) 100 187 166 14 30 4 0 0 13 0 18 21 .181 .261 .205 .466 31 34 7 0 3
PHA (1 yr) 85 286 257 31 63 10 1 4 29 0 0 24 12 .245 .310 .339 .648 68 87 0 5
BRO (1 yr) 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 420 1407 1243 126 291 47 5 15 142 15 3 139 126 .234 .313 .316 .629 74 393 28 3 22
NL (4 yrs) 103 195 174 14 30 4 0 0 13 0 18 23 .172 .250 .195 .445 25 34 7 0 3

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
1932 23 BRO NL 3 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .425 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
1933 24 NYG NL 51 92 -8 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .485 .495 -0.5 0.1 -4 2
1934 25 NYG NL 42 89 -7 0 0 1 1 -5 -0.5 3 -3 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.4 0.2 -4 2
1935 26 NYG NL 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $2,994 /2
1935 26 PHA AL 85 286 -12 0 0 -1 2 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.0 .489 .494 0.2 0.1 2 2
1943 34 DET AL 100 355 -10 0 0 1 3 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.4 .493 .496 0.2 0.5 4 $6,000 2
1944 35 DET AL 95 343 -9 1 0 2 3 -3 -0.3 10 7 0.7 .496 .498 0.4 0.5 5 $42,000 2 MVP-17
1945 36 DET AL 83 256 -4 1 0 1 2 0 0.0 7 8 0.8 .501 .500 0.7 0.3 7 $10,800 2 MVP-10
1946 37 DET AL 57 167 -7 1 0 2 1 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .493 .498 -0.1 0.4 -0 $12,000 2
8 Seasons 523 1602 -58 3 0 6 13 -36 -3.9 49 14 1.1 .493 .497 0.4 2.1 8 $73,794
DET (4 yrs) 335 1121 -30 3 0 6 9 -12 -1.4 33 21 2.0 .496 .498 1.3 1.7 15 $70,800
NYG (3 yrs) 100 187 -15 0 0 1 2 -12 -1.3 6 -6 -0.7 .487 .496 -0.8 0.3 -7 $2,994
PHA (1 yr) 85 286 -12 0 0 -1 2 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.0 .489 .494 0.2 0.1 2
BRO (1 yr) 3 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .425 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1932 23 BRO NL 8 8 0 0.0 102 .000 .000 .282 .000 .334 .000 .408 .000 .742 -100 .000 -2.2 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1933 24 NYG NL 92 77 4 1.4 91 .227 .195 .273 .222 .326 .230 .374 .452 .699 30 .123 -8.0 -0.8 .307 .069 .034
1934 25 NYG NL 89 66 4 1.6 103 .179 .160 .285 .284 .340 .173 .405 .457 .744 26 .123 -7.4 -0.7 .400 .187 .013
1935 26 TOT MLB 292 202 28 3.7 110 .246 .245 .286 .314 .358 .337 .413 .651 .772 69 .365 -12.3 -1.2 .579 .192 .092 .0
1935 26 NYG NL 6 3 1 8.9 103 .333 .250 .284 .500 .340 .250 .405 .750 .745 109 .765 0.3 0.0 1.000 .500 .000
1935 26 PHA AL 286 199 27 3.6 110 .245 .245 .286 .310 .359 .339 .414 .648 .772 68 .356 -12.6 -1.2 .572 .187 .093 .0
1943 34 DET AL 355 254 29 3.1 92 .234 .220 .264 .307 .340 .297 .364 .604 .704 72 .411 -11.4 -1.2 .530 .201 .077 1.7
1944 35 DET AL 343 252 30 3.2 95 .255 .237 .274 .318 .341 .310 .374 .628 .715 76 .398 -8.8 -0.9 .547 .207 .073 4.4
1945 36 DET AL 256 177 27 4.1 94 .285 .256 .270 .315 .343 .355 .366 .670 .709 89 .525 -3.8 -0.4 .611 .197 .098 3.4
1946 37 DET AL 167 123 12 2.6 101 .231 .201 .272 .315 .347 .266 .391 .581 .738 59 .299 -7.5 -0.8 .525 .245 .065 .0
8 Yrs 1602 1159 134 3.1 98 .244 .227 .274 .305 .344 .301 .381 .606 .725 68 .368 -61.4 -6.3 .528 .194 .075 15.0
162 Game Avg. 496 359 42 3.1 98 .244 .227 .274 .305 .344 .301 .381 .606 .725 68 .368 -61.4 -6.3 .528 .194 .075 5
DET (4 yrs) 1121 806 98 3.3 95 .252 .231 .269 .313 .342 .310 .371 .624 .713 75 .417 -31.5 -3.4 .553 .208 .079 12.7
NYG (3 yrs) 187 146 9 1.6 96 .207 .181 .279 .261 .333 .205 .388 .466 .721 31 .142 -15.1 -1.5 .364 .133 .024
PHA (1 yr) 286 199 27 3.6 110 .245 .245 .286 .310 .359 .339 .414 .648 .772 68 .356 -12.6 -1.2 .572 .187 .093 .0
BRO (1 yr) 8 8 0 0.0 102 .000 .000 .282 .000 .334 .000 .408 .000 .742 -100 -2.2 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
AL (5 yrs) 1407 1005 125 3.4 98 .250 .234 .273 .313 .345 .316 .380 .629 .726 74 .403 -44.0 -4.6 .556 .204 .082 15.0
NL (4 yrs) 195 154 9 1.6 97 .199 .172 .279 .250 .333 .195 .389 .445 .722 25 .130 -17.3 -1.8 .344 .126 .023

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 36 DET AL WS CHC W 7 23 19 0 4 2 0 0 6 0 0 4 3 .211 .348 .316 .664 6 0 0 0 0 2
1 WS 7 23 19 0 4 2 0 0 6 0 0 4 3 .211 .348 .316 .664 6 0 0 0 0 2

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1932 23 BRO NL 8 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0 75%
1933 24 NYG NL 92 0.0% 13.0% 3.3% 3.3% 18% 4.00 7.3 8.7 82%
1934 25 NYG NL 89 0.0% 9.0% 14.6% 1.1% 8% 0.62 9.4 25.0 75%
1935 26 TOT MLB 292 1.4% 4.5% 8.9% 5.1% 23% 0.50 20.1 65.3 9.0 84%
1935 26 NYG NL 6 0.0% 16.7% 33.3% 0.0% 0% 0.50 4.0 50%
1935 26 PHA AL 286 1.4% 4.2% 8.4% 5.2% 24% 0.50 21.4 64.3 8.9 84%
1943 34 DET AL 355 1.4% 9.9% 10.7% 3.7% 19% 0.92 8.9 62.6 9.5 0.73 77%
1944 35 DET AL 343 0.9% 8.8% 10.2% 4.7% 23% 0.86 10.0 100.0 8.1 1.23 78%
1945 36 DET AL 256 1.2% 12.1% 7.4% 6.3% 27% 1.63 7.5 78.0 7.3 0.54 78%
1946 37 DET AL 167 0.0% 10.8% 13.8% 4.2% 25% 0.78 7.7 12.6 1.00 72%
8 Yrs 1602 0.9% 9.3% 9.8% 4.4% 22% 0.95 9.5 94.5 9.1 0.79 78%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.8% 8.6% 6.4% 27% 1.02 10.1 67.7 8.2 0.96 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1932 23 BRO NL -2.2 -0.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 24 NYG NL -8.0 -0.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 25 NYG NL -7.4 -0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 26 TOT MLB -12.3 -1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 26 NYG NL 0.3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 26 PHA AL -12.6 -1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 34 DET AL -11.4 -1.2 36 -0.2 0.5 -0.8 1.07 -0.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.81 -1.6 0
1944 35 DET AL -8.8 -0.9 44 -0.4 0.5 -0.9 1.01 -0.5 0.1 -5.4 -0.6 1.12 -4.6 1.29 1
1945 36 DET AL -3.8 -0.4 69 0.4 1.1 -0.7 .89 0.2 0.3 5.4 0.6 1.06 1.4 0.10 1
1946 37 DET AL -7.5 -0.8 14 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 .80 -0.1 -0.0 -1.8 -0.2 0.97 -1.1 0
8 Yrs -61.4 -6.3 163 -0.3 2.3 -2.6 .96 -0.5 0.2 -2.6 -0.3 1.01 -5.8 0.69 2

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1943 34 DET AL 0 0 26% 18 1 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1944 35 DET AL 1 0 20% 5 8 3 73% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
1945 36 DET AL 0 0 30% 24 4 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 67% 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
1946 37 DET AL 0 0 26% 8 2 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 1 0 27% 55 15 3 83% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 70% 5 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 4

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1943 34 DET AL 36 19% 69 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 3 2 7 350% 1 1 100% 14 3 21% 2 1 50% 0 0 319
1944 35 DET AL 40 8% 71 1 0 0 0 1.29 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 7 10 13 130% 3 1 33% 36 3 8% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 303
1945 36 DET AL 69 16% 60 1 1 0 0 0.10 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 17 1 6% 9 2 22% 52 10 19% 7 3 43% 3 2 67% 187
1946 37 DET AL 14 14% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 2 1 50% 10 1 10% 2 1 50% 0 0 153
8 Yrs 159 14% 321 2 1 0 0 0.69 15 0 3 0 1 4 7 0 0 25 29 35 121% 15 5 33% 112 17 15% 12 5 42% 4 3 75% 962
MLB Averages 48% 455% 40% 36% 15% 52% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1932 23 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1933 24 54 100 95 4 17 3 0 0 10 0 3 14 .179 .204 .211 .415 18 20 5 0 2
1934 25 96 189 170 14 29 4 0 0 13 0 16 22 .171 .242 .194 .436 23 33 7 0 3
1935 26 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1936 27 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1937 28 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1938 29 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1939 30 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1940 31 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1941 32 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1942 33 188 481 431 45 93 14 1 4 42 0 0 42 35 .216 .285 .281 .566 51 121 7 0 8
1943 34 288 836 744 77 162 21 2 9 75 1 0 80 70 .218 .295 .288 .582 60 214 14 1 11
1944 35 383 1179 1044 101 233 34 2 12 112 9 3 115 100 .223 .301 .294 .596 64 307 27 2 18
1945 36 466 1435 1278 127 293 46 3 15 144 13 3 134 131 .229 .304 .305 .609 69 390 28 3 20
1946 37 523 1602 1417 140 321 51 5 15 155 15 3 157 149 .227 .305 .301 .606 68 427 35 3 25

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1932 23 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 3
1933 24 53 97 92 5 19 3 0 0 12 0 3 13 .207 .232 .239 .471 5 51
1934 25 45 95 80 12 13 1 0 0 3 0 14 9 .163 .287 .175 .462 4 42
1935 26 97 301 271 29 62 10 1 4 27 0 25 14 .229 .294 .317 .611 25 92
1943 34 105 377 332 36 75 8 1 5 37 1 41 37 .226 .313 .301 .614 32 100
1944 35 99 359 314 26 75 14 0 3 39 8 37 31 .239 .321 .312 .633 31 95
1945 36 88 273 249 29 65 13 1 3 35 4 21 33 .261 .321 .357 .678 29 83
1946 37 60 176 146 14 30 5 2 0 12 2 25 19 .205 .322 .267 .589 13 57
8 Yrs 550 1686 1492 151 339 54 5 15 165 15 166 158 .227 .306 .300 .606 139 523
162 Game Avg. 162 497 439 44 100 16 1 4 49 4 49 47 .227 .306 .300 .606 41 523



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 AL (17, 2%)
1945 AL (10, 10%)
0.12 Career Shares (883rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1440), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (503rd), 1.1 career WAR/1.6 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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