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Red Rolfe

Robert Abial Rolfe

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 17, 1908 in Penacook, NH
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)
School: Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1931 (Age 22.255)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1931-1942

Final Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 33.345)
Died: July 8, 1969 in Gilford, NH
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Penacook, NH
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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
1931 22 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1934 25 NYY AL 89 309 279 54 80 13 2 0 18 2 3 26 16 .287 .348 .348 .695 84 97 0 4 65
1935 26 NYY AL 149 705 639 108 192 33 9 5 67 7 3 57 39 .300 .361 .404 .764 102 258 3 7 *56
1936 27 NYY AL 135 646 568 116 181 39 15 10 70 3 0 68 38 .319 .392 .493 .884 120 280 0 10 *5
1937 ★ 28 NYY AL 154 741 648 143 179 34 10 4 62 4 2 90 53 .276 .365 .378 .743 86 245 1 1 *5 AS
1938 ★ 29 NYY AL 151 715 631 132 196 36 8 10 80 13 1 74 44 .311 .386 .441 .826 106 278 3 6 *5 AS,MVP-24
1939 ★ 30 NYY AL 152 731 648 139 213 46 10 14 80 7 6 81 41 .329 .404 .495 .899 130 321 6 1 1 *5 AS,MVP-27
1940 ★ 31 NYY AL 139 647 588 102 147 26 6 10 53 4 2 50 48 .250 .311 .366 .677 78 215 4 2 7 *5 AS
1941 32 NYY AL 136 621 561 106 148 22 5 8 42 3 2 57 38 .264 .332 .364 .695 85 204 3 0 3 *5
1942 33 NYY AL 69 291 265 42 58 8 2 8 25 1 1 23 18 .219 .281 .355 .636 80 94 1 0 3 5
10 Yrs 1175 5406 4827 942 1394 257 67 69 497 44 20 526 335 .289 .360 .413 .773 99 1992 14 10 42
162 Game Avg. 162 745 666 130 192 35 9 10 69 6 3 73 46 .289 .360 .413 .773 99 275 1 6

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
1931 22 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,600 /6
1934 25 NYY AL 89 309 -5 -1 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 12 10 0.9 .498 .499 0.9 0.3 10 $4,000 65
1935 26 NYY AL 149 705 3 1 0 5 4 13 1.1 25 38 3.5 .508 .508 3.1 0.8 33 $6,000 *56
1936 27 NYY AL 135 646 19 1 0 9 3 32 2.7 22 53 4.8 .520 .517 4.1 1.0 44 $7,500 *5
1937 ★ 28 NYY AL 154 741 -11 1 0 7 3 -1 -0.1 24 24 2.2 .500 .500 1.6 0.9 17 $11,000 *5 AS
1938 ★ 29 NYY AL 151 715 9 3 0 3 2 17 1.6 24 41 3.8 .510 .509 3.5 0.5 38 $13,500 *5 AS,MVP-24
1939 ★ 30 NYY AL 152 731 32 -1 0 7 2 40 3.6 24 64 5.9 .524 .522 5.2 0.8 57 $15,000 *5 AS,MVP-27
1940 ★ 31 NYY AL 139 647 -18 1 0 4 1 -12 -1.2 21 8 0.8 .491 .493 0.4 0.6 4 $18,000 *5 AS
1941 32 NYY AL 136 621 -11 0 0 1 1 -9 -0.9 20 12 1.1 .493 .495 1.0 0.2 11 $15,000 *5
1942 33 NYY AL 69 291 -7 0 0 4 0 -3 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .496 .498 0.1 0.5 2 $13,500 5
10 Seasons 1175 5406 11 5 0 40 19 75 6.4 180 255 23.5 .506 .505 19.8 5.7 215 $107,100

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
1936 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 29 25 5 10 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 1 .400 .464 .400 .864 10 0 0 1 0 0
1937 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS NYG W 5 24 20 3 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 .300 .391 .500 .891 10 0 0 1 0 0
1938 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 18 18 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 3 0 0 0 0 0
1939 ❍ 30 NYY AL WS CIN W 4 17 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 2 0 0 1 0 0
1941 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS BRO W 5 22 20 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 .300 .364 .300 .664 6 0 0 0 0 0
1942 33 NYY AL WS STL L 4 18 17 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .353 .389 .471 .859 8 1 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (6 Series) 28 128 116 17 33 4 1 0 6 1 2 9 9 .284 .336 .336 .672 39 1 0 3 0 0
6 WS 28 128 116 17 33 4 1 0 6 1 2 9 9 .284 .336 .336 .672 39 1 0 3 0 0

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
1931 NYY AL 22 SS 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 5.20
1934 NYY AL 25 SS 46 35 34 198 84 103 11 26 .944 4.07 .951 5.24
1934 NYY AL 25 3B 26 26 24 101 37 56 8 5 .921 3.58 .943 3.09
1935 NYY AL 26 3B 136 135 131 420 166 239 15 16 .964 2.98 .947 3.05
1935 NYY AL 26 SS 17 14 13 79 31 44 4 6 .949 4.41 .957 5.35
1936 NYY AL 27 3B 133 131 129 446 162 265 19 20 .957 3.21 .946 3.13
1937 NYY AL 28 3B 154 154 154 524 195 309 20 27 .962 3.27 .946 3.15 AS
1938 NYY AL 29 3B 151 151 149 464 151 294 19 26 .959 2.95 .941 3.14 AS,MVP-24
1939 NYY AL 30 3B 152 152 152 452 151 282 19 22 .958 2.85 .943 3.15 AS,MVP-27
1940 NYY AL 31 3B 138 138 138 473 161 288 24 24 .949 3.25 .937 3.21 AS
1941 NYY AL 32 3B 134 134 130 426 140 263 23 28 .946 3.01 .947 3.28
1942 NYY AL 33 3B 60 58 57 197 57 132 8 16 .959 3.15 .939 3.16
9 Seasons 3B 1084 1079 1064 3503 1220 2128 155 184 .956 3.09 .943 3.16
3 Seasons SS 64 49 47 278 116 147 15 32 .946 4.11 .953 5.27
10 Seasons TOT 1148 1128 1111 3781 1336 2275 170 216 .955 3.15 .944 3.27
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

Hall of Fame
1950 BBWAA ( 4.2%)
1951 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1953 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1956 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1960 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 AL (24, 1%)
1939 AL (27, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1939 AL  5.9 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1936 AL  4.8 (8th)
1939 AL  5.9 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1939 AL  5.2 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1935 AL  0.8 (6th)
1936 AL  1.0 (6th)
1937 AL  0.9 (9th)
1939 AL  0.8 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1939 AL  .329 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1937 AL  154 (7th)
1938 AL  151 (7th)
1939 AL  152 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1935 AL  639 (2nd)
1937 AL  648 (3rd)
1938 AL  631 (5th)
1939 AL  648 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1935 AL  705 (5th)
1937 AL  741 (1st)
1938 AL  715 (4th)
1939 AL  731 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1935 AL  108 (9th)
1937 AL  143 (2nd)
1938 AL  132 (4th)
1939 AL  139 (1st)
1941 AL  106 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1935 AL  192 (7th)
1938 AL  196 (5th)
1939 AL  213 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1939 AL  321 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1938 AL  36 (6th)
1939 AL  46 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1936 AL  15 (1st)
1939 AL  10 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 AL  90 (6th)
1939 AL  81 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1938 AL  13 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1935 AL  145 (3rd)
1937 AL  131 (10th)
1938 AL  142 (5th)
1939 AL  143 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1939 AL  128 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  31 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1939 AL  2.9 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  70 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1935 AL  252 (10th)
1937 AL  270 (8th)
1938 AL  273 (7th)
1939 AL  295 (1st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1939 AL  .676 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1935 AL  457 (3rd)
1937 AL  472 (3rd)
1938 AL  442 (6th)
1939 AL  448 (4th)
1940 AL  454 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  136 (2nd)
1937 AL  154 (3rd)
1938 AL  151 (1st)
1939 AL  152 (2nd)
1940 AL  138 (4th)
1941 AL  134 (5th)
Career  1,084 (88th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  166 (2nd)
1936 AL  162 (3rd)
1937 AL  195 (2nd)
1938 AL  151 (4th)
1939 AL  151 (3rd)
1940 AL  161 (3rd)
1941 AL  140 (5th)
Career  1,220 (68th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  239 (5th)
1937 AL  309 (2nd)
1938 AL  294 (4th)
1939 AL  282 (5th)
1940 AL  288 (3rd)
Career  2,128 (82nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1937 AL  20 (4th)
1938 AL  19 (5th)
1939 AL  19 (5th)
1940 AL  24 (5th)
1941 AL  23 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  16 (5th)
1937 AL  27 (4th)
1938 AL  26 (5th)
1941 AL  28 (2nd)
Career  184 (82nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  2.98 (4th)
1936 AL  3.21 (3rd)
1937 AL  3.27 (3rd)
1940 AL  3.25 (4th)
Career  3.09 (67th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1935 AL  .964 (1st)
1936 AL  .957 (1st)
1937 AL  .962 (2nd)
1938 AL  .959 (2nd)
1939 AL  .958 (2nd)
1940 AL  .949 (3rd)
1941 AL  .946 (5th)
Career  .956 (99th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (259), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 47 (542), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 74 (261), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (681), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (88th), 23.5 career WAR/22.2 7yr-peak WAR/22.8 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1931 22 New York Yankees $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 25 New York Yankees $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 26 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 27 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 28 New York Yankees $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 29 New York Yankees $13,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 30 New York Yankees $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 31 New York Yankees $18,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/41 TSN:18000.00,
1941 32 New York Yankees $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 33 New York Yankees $13,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$107,100
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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