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Lew Riggs

Lewis Sidney Riggs

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 22, 1910 in Mebane, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1934 (Age 24.006, 6,429th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Dodgers/Cardinals 1934-1946

Final Game: April 16, 1946 (Age 35.359)
Died: August 12, 1975 in Durham, NC
Buried: Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Graham, NC
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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
1934 24 STL NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1935 25 CIN NL 142 583 532 73 148 26 8 5 46 8 43 32 .278 .334 .385 .720 96 205 7 2 6 *5
1936 ★ 26 CIN NL 141 587 538 69 138 20 12 6 57 5 38 33 .257 .314 .372 .686 89 200 13 7 5 *5 AS
1937 27 CIN NL 122 411 384 43 93 17 5 6 45 4 24 17 .242 .289 .359 .648 79 138 7 1 2 5/46
1938 28 CIN NL 142 589 531 53 134 21 13 2 55 3 40 28 .252 .311 .352 .663 83 187 10 5 13 *5
1939 29 CIN NL 22 43 38 5 6 1 0 0 1 1 5 4 .158 .256 .184 .440 19 7 1 0 0 5
1940 30 CIN NL 41 74 72 8 21 7 1 1 9 0 2 4 .292 .311 .458 .769 109 33 1 0 0 5
1941 31 BRO NL 77 220 197 27 60 13 4 5 36 1 16 12 .305 .357 .487 .844 131 96 2 0 7 5/34
1942 32 BRO NL 70 199 180 20 50 5 0 3 22 0 13 9 .278 .333 .356 .689 100 64 3 2 4 5/3
1946 36 BRO NL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /5
10 Yrs 760 2711 2477 298 650 110 43 28 271 22 181 140 .262 .317 .375 .692 91 930 44 17 37
162 Game Avg. 162 578 528 64 139 23 9 6 58 5 39 30 .262 .317 .375 .692 91 198 9 4 8
CIN (6 yrs) 610 2287 2095 251 540 92 39 20 213 21 152 118 .258 .313 .368 .680 87 770 39 15 26
BRO (3 yrs) 148 423 381 47 110 18 4 8 58 1 29 21 .289 .342 .420 .762 115 160 5 2 11
STL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
1934 24 STL NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1935 25 CIN NL 142 583 -1 -1 0 2 3 3 0.3 18 21 2.2 .502 .502 1.9 0.5 19 *5
1936 ★ 26 CIN NL 141 587 -6 -0 0 4 3 0 -0.1 19 19 2.0 .500 .500 1.5 0.7 15 *5 AS
1937 27 CIN NL 122 411 -10 -0 0 4 2 -4 -0.5 13 9 0.9 .496 .497 0.5 0.6 5 5/46
1938 28 CIN NL 142 589 -11 -0 0 4 2 -5 -0.7 19 14 1.3 .496 .497 1.0 0.5 10 *5
1939 29 CIN NL 22 43 -4 0 0 1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3 5
1940 30 CIN NL 41 74 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 3 4 0.4 .505 .501 0.3 0.1 3 5
1941 31 BRO NL 77 220 8 -0 0 -1 0 7 0.7 8 14 1.5 .510 .505 1.6 -0.1 16 5/34
1942 32 BRO NL 70 199 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.7 -0.0 7 5/3
1946 36 BRO NL 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .383 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
10 Seasons 760 2711 -25 -1 0 15 10 -1 -0.5 88 86 8.8 .500 .500 7.2 2.4 71
CIN (6 yrs) 610 2287 -32 -1 0 16 9 -8 -1.1 73 66 6.7 .499 .499 5.0 2.5 50
BRO (3 yrs) 148 423 7 0 0 -1 0 7 0.6 14 21 2.1 .505 .503 2.2 -0.1 22
STL (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1940 ❍ 30 CIN NL WS DET W 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1941 31 BRO NL WS NYY L 3 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0
2 WS 6 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1935 CIN NL 25 3B 135 135 132 432 132 269 31 21 .928 2.97 .941 2.86
1936 CIN NL 26 3B 140 137 135 402 122 267 13 19 .968 2.78 .947 2.67 AS
1937 CIN NL 27 3B 100 100 94 356 112 223 21 16 .941 3.35 .954 2.87
1937 CIN NL 27 2B 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.75 .960 5.70
1937 CIN NL 27 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
1938 CIN NL 28 3B 140 137 136 450 146 280 24 18 .947 3.04 .945 3.03
1939 CIN NL 29 3B 11 9 9 23 6 16 1 1 .957 2.00 .942 3.00
1940 CIN NL 30 3B 11 9 9 35 10 23 2 2 .943 3.00 .948 3.01
1941 BRO NL 31 3B 43 41 37 132 48 75 9 4 .932 2.86 .949 3.33
1941 BRO NL 31 1B 1 0 0 5 3 1 1 1 .800 4.00 .988 10.20
1941 BRO NL 31 2B 1 0 0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 6.00 .962 5.60
1942 BRO NL 32 3B 46 37 36 107 36 65 6 7 .944 2.20 .940 3.19
1942 BRO NL 32 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.20
1946 BRO NL 36 3B 1 1 1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .952 3.10
9 Seasons 3B 627 606 589 1941 614 1220 107 88 .945 2.93 .946 2.92
2 Seasons 2B 5 0 0 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 1.80 .961 5.68
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 6 4 1 1 1 .833 2.50 .988 10.20
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
10 Seasons TOT 635 606 589 1956 622 1226 108 90 .945 2.91 .946 2.97
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1936 NL  0.7 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1936 NL  12 (4th)
1938 NL  13 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 NL  7 (3rd)
1938 NL  5 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1938 NL  13 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1937 NL  22.6 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 NL  0.9 (10th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  135 (2nd)
1936 NL  140 (2nd)
1937 NL  100 (5th)
1938 NL  140 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  132 (3rd)
1936 NL  122 (3rd)
1937 NL  112 (4th)
1938 NL  146 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  269 (1st)
1936 NL  267 (1st)
1937 NL  223 (3rd)
1938 NL  280 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  31 (1st)
1937 NL  21 (1st)
1938 NL  24 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  21 (2nd)
1936 NL  19 (1st)
1937 NL  16 (4th)
1938 NL  18 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  2.97 (2nd)
1936 NL  2.78 (3rd)
1937 NL  3.35 (1st)
1938 NL  3.04 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  .928 (4th)
1936 NL  .968 (2nd)
1938 NL  .947 (5th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (216th), 8.8 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Lewis Lew lou Sidney Riggs

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