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Lance Richbourg

Lance Clayton Richbourg

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 18, 1897 in DeFuniak Springs, FL
High School: DeFuniak Springs HS (DeFuniak Springs, FL)
Schools: Iowa State University (Ames, IA), University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1921 (Age 23.198, 5,021st in MLB history)   vs. BSN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cubs/Senators/Phillies 1921-1932

Last Game: September 25, 1932 (Age 34.282)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 10, 1975 in Crestview, FL
Buried: Live Oak Park Memorial, Crestview, FL
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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
1921 23 PHI NL 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 2 0 0 /4
1924 26 WSH AL 15 35 32 3 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 .281 .324 .406 .730 89 13 0 1 /O9
1927 29 BSN NL 115 491 450 57 139 12 9 2 34 24 22 30 .309 .342 .389 .731 102 175 1 18 *O9/8
1928 30 BSN NL 148 685 612 105 206 26 12 2 52 11 62 39 .337 .399 .428 .828 123 262 2 9 *O9 MVP-15
1929 31 BSN NL 139 617 557 76 170 24 13 3 56 7 42 26 .305 .355 .411 .766 93 229 1 16 *O9/7
1930 32 BSN NL 130 557 529 81 161 23 8 3 54 13 19 31 .304 .331 .395 .726 77 209 2 7 *O9
1931 33 BSN NL 97 311 286 32 82 11 6 2 29 9 19 14 .287 .331 .388 .719 95 111 0 6 O97
1932 34 CHC NL 44 159 148 22 38 2 2 1 21 0 8 4 .257 .295 .318 .612 65 47 0 3 O9/87
8 Yrs 698 2860 2619 378 806 101 51 13 247 65 1 174 153 .308 .352 .400 .752 96 1048 6 60
162 Game Avg. 162 664 608 88 187 23 12 3 57 15 40 36 .308 .352 .400 .752 96 243 1 14
BSN (5 yrs) 629 2661 2434 351 758 96 48 12 225 64 164 140 .311 .356 .405 .761 99 986 6 56
WSH (1 yr) 15 35 32 3 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 .281 .324 .406 .730 89 13 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 2 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 44 159 148 22 38 2 2 1 21 0 8 4 .257 .295 .318 .612 65 47 0 3
NL (7 yrs) 683 2825 2587 375 797 99 50 13 246 65 1 172 147 .308 .353 .400 .753 97 1035 6 59
AL (1 yr) 15 35 32 3 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 .281 .324 .406 .730 89 13 0 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
1921 23 PHI NL 10 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /4
1924 26 WSH AL 15 35 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.0 0 /O9
1927 29 BSN NL 115 491 2 2 0 -2 -5 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.2 .497 .498 1.5 -0.7 14 *O9/8
1928 30 BSN NL 148 685 23 -1 0 4 -7 19 1.8 20 39 3.8 .513 .512 3.5 -0.3 35 *O9 MVP-15
1929 31 BSN NL 139 617 -4 -1 0 6 -6 -5 -0.5 19 14 1.4 .497 .497 0.9 -0.0 8 *O9/7
1930 32 BSN NL 130 557 -19 -1 0 3 -6 -23 -2.1 17 -6 -0.4 .484 .487 -0.6 -0.3 -9 *O9
1931 33 BSN NL 97 311 -1 -0 0 1 -3 -4 -0.5 10 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.5 -0.3 5 O97
1932 34 CHC NL 44 159 -7 0 0 1 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .484 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 O9/87
8 Seasons 698 2860 -9 -0 0 13 -29 -25 -2.5 87 62 6.3 .497 .499 5.4 -1.7 49
BSN (5 yrs) 629 2661 -1 -0 0 12 -27 -16 -1.6 81 65 6.6 .498 .499 5.8 -1.7 53
WSH (1 yr) 15 35 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.0 0
PHI (1 yr) 10 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
CHC (1 yr) 44 159 -7 0 0 1 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .484 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3

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
1921 23 PHI NL 5 5 0 0.0 112 .500 .200 .307 .200 .358 .400 .422 .600 .780 51 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .400 .200 .200 .0
1924 26 WSH AL 35 24 4 4.4 110 .346 .281 .295 .324 .365 .406 .405 .730 .770 89 .458 -0.7 -0.1 .652 .188 .125
1927 29 BSN NL 491 329 60 4.9 97 .328 .309 .280 .342 .337 .389 .386 .731 .723 102 .529 0.8 0.1 .714 .182 .080 3.7
1928 30 BSN NL 685 415 104 6.8 103 .357 .337 .281 .399 .345 .428 .400 .828 .745 123 .648 22.6 2.2 .830 .211 .092 3.4
1929 31 BSN NL 617 403 81 5.4 116 .316 .305 .298 .355 .361 .411 .434 .766 .795 93 .489 -6.0 -0.5 .721 .194 .106 4.2
1930 32 BSN NL 557 375 69 4.9 124 .319 .304 .308 .331 .366 .395 .458 .726 .824 77 .417 -20.4 -1.8 .660 .151 .091 4.9
1931 33 BSN NL 311 210 37 4.7 101 .296 .287 .282 .331 .340 .388 .398 .719 .737 95 .509 -2.6 -0.2 .681 .199 .101 3.3
1932 34 CHC NL 159 113 14 3.3 104 .259 .257 .284 .295 .337 .318 .412 .612 .749 65 .348 -7.8 -0.8 .500 .115 .061 .0
8 Yrs 2860 1874 369 5.3 109 .323 .308 .290 .352 .351 .400 .417 .752 .768 96 .514 -14.4 -1.2 .712 .183 .092 21.7
162 Game Avg. 664 435 86 5.3 109 .323 .308 .290 .352 .351 .400 .417 .752 .768 96 .514 -14.4 -1.2 .712 .183 .092 5
BSN (5 yrs) 2661 1732 351 5.4 109 .327 .311 .291 .356 .351 .405 .417 .761 .769 99 .525 -5.5 -0.3 .728 .187 .094 20.2
WSH (1 yr) 35 24 4 4.4 110 .346 .281 .295 .324 .365 .406 .405 .730 .770 89 .457 -0.7 -0.1 .652 .188 .125
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 0 0.0 112 .500 .200 .307 .200 .358 .400 .422 .600 .780 51 -0.3 -0.0 .400 .200 .200 .0
CHC (1 yr) 159 113 14 3.3 104 .259 .257 .284 .295 .337 .318 .412 .612 .749 65 .348 -7.8 -0.8 .500 .115 .061 .0
NL (7 yrs) 2825 1850 365 5.3 109 .323 .308 .290 .353 .350 .400 .417 .753 .767 97 .515 -13.6 -1.1 .713 .183 .092 21.7
AL (1 yr) 35 24 4 4.4 110 .346 .281 .295 .324 .365 .406 .405 .730 .770 89 .457 -0.7 -0.1 .652 .188 .125

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
1921 23 PHI NL 5 0.0% 60.0% 0.0% 20.0% 100% 1.7 40%
1924 26 WSH AL 35 0.0% 17.1% 5.7% 8.6% 33% 3.00 5.3 32.0 74%
1927 29 BSN NL 491 0.4% 6.1% 4.5% 4.7% 17% 1.36 15.0 225.0 13.2 85%
1928 30 BSN NL 685 0.3% 5.7% 9.1% 5.8% 19% 0.63 15.7 306.0 11.8 83%
1929 31 BSN NL 617 0.5% 4.2% 6.8% 6.5% 24% 0.62 21.4 185.7 9.9 86%
1930 32 BSN NL 557 0.5% 5.6% 3.4% 6.1% 21% 1.63 17.1 176.3 9.8 1.08 89%
1931 33 BSN NL 311 0.6% 4.5% 6.1% 6.1% 23% 0.74 20.4 143.0 9.9 1.34 87%
1932 34 CHC NL 159 0.6% 2.5% 5.0% 3.1% 13% 0.50 37.0 148.0 7.0 1.08 90%
8 Yrs 2860 0.5% 5.4% 6.1% 5.8% 21% 0.88 17.1 201.5 10.6 1.16 86%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.4% 7.9% 6.8% 27% 0.95 12.0 77.3 7.7 1.02 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1921 23 PHI NL -0.3 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 26 WSH AL -0.7 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 29 BSN NL 0.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 30 BSN NL 22.6 2.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 31 BSN NL -6.0 -0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 32 BSN NL -20.4 -1.8 396 -0.0 7.0 -7.1 1.07 -1.3 1.3 -8.4 0.90 -14.0 2.15 2
1931 33 BSN NL -2.6 -0.2 237 0.1 4.7 -4.6 1.17 0.2 -0.1 5.9 0.91 4.4 1.68 19
1932 34 CHC NL -7.8 -0.8 150 -0.2 2.4 -2.6 1.06 -0.5 0.3 -0.9 0.94 -4.1 0.78 9
8 Yrs -14.4 -1.2 783 -0.1 14.2 -14.3 1.10 -1.5 1.5 -3.4 0.91 -13.8 1.44 30

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
1930 32 BSN NL 12 0 43% 164 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 3 1 1 15 51% 22 15 7 2 2 0 19 4 15
1931 33 BSN NL 3 0 30% 92 9 5 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 3 35% 9 3 5 4 2 1 4 4 0
1932 34 CHC NL 4 0 47% 66 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 55% 9 6 2 1 1 0 10 1 9
8 Yrs 19 0 37% 322 65 1 3250% 14 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 12 1 4 5 2 18 49% 40 24 14 7 5 1 33 9 24

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
1930 32 BSN NL 377 74% 161 2 0 0 0 2.15 3 1 5 1 0 1 2 0 7 65 23 8 35% 191 28 15% 18 11 61% 9 7 78% 180
1931 33 BSN NL 223 95% 82 19 4 1 2 1.68 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 6 37 16 8 50% 118 19 16% 10 6 60% 7 7 100% 88
1932 34 CHC NL 148 86% 38 9 2 0 0 0.78 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 3 18 11 7 64% 80 20 25% 13 10 77% 4 3 75% 11
8 Yrs 748 82% 806 30 6 1 2 1.44 13 1 13 4 0 3 3 0 60 120 50 23 46% 389 67 17% 41 27 66% 20 17 85% 279
MLB Averages 49% 37% 17% 56% 61%

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
1921 23 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 2 0 0
1922 24 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 2 0 0
1923 25 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 2 0 0
1924 26 25 40 37 5 10 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 9 .270 .308 .405 .713 84 15 0 1
1925 27 25 40 37 5 10 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 9 .270 .308 .405 .713 84 15 0 1
1926 28 25 40 37 5 10 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 9 .270 .308 .405 .713 84 15 0 1
1927 29 140 531 487 62 149 15 10 2 35 25 1 24 39 .306 .340 .390 .730 101 190 1 19
1928 30 288 1216 1099 167 355 41 22 4 87 36 1 86 78 .323 .374 .411 .785 113 452 3 28
1929 31 427 1833 1656 243 525 65 35 7 143 43 1 128 104 .317 .367 .411 .779 106 681 4 44
1930 32 557 2390 2185 324 686 88 43 10 197 56 1 147 135 .314 .359 .407 .766 99 890 6 51
1931 33 654 2701 2471 356 768 99 49 12 226 65 1 166 149 .311 .356 .405 .761 98 1001 6 57
1932 34 698 2860 2619 378 806 101 51 13 247 65 1 174 153 .308 .352 .400 .752 96 1048 6 60

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
1921 23 11 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 10
1924 26 16 36 33 3 9 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 .273 .314 .394 .708 4 15
1927 29 121 517 474 60 147 13 10 2 36 25 23 32 .310 .343 .392 .736 63 115
1928 30 156 715 640 107 213 27 12 2 53 11 64 41 .333 .395 .422 .817 106 148
1929 31 146 626 568 67 161 23 12 3 49 7 40 27 .283 .332 .382 .714 72 139
1930 32 136 555 529 65 144 21 7 3 44 12 17 32 .272 .297 .355 .653 55 130
1931 33 101 324 298 33 85 11 6 2 30 9 20 15 .285 .330 .383 .713 38 97
1932 34 46 164 153 22 38 2 2 1 21 0 8 4 .248 .286 .307 .593 14 44
8 Yrs 733 2942 2700 357 797 99 50 13 234 65 174 160 .295 .339 .383 .723 352 698
162 Game Avg. 162 650 597 79 176 22 11 3 52 14 38 35 .295 .339 .383 .723 78 698



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1101st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1928 NL  .337 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1928 NL  .399 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1928 NL  612 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1928 NL  685 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1928 NL  105 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1928 NL  206 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
1928 NL  12 (6th)
1929 NL  13 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1927 NL  24 (5th)
1930 NL  13 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1928 NL  166 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1928 NL  104 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1928 NL  270 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 17 (1140), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 26 (693), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (241st), 6.3 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/6.5 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/43.0 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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