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Buddy Rosar

Warren Vincent Rosar

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 3, 1914 in Buffalo, NY
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1934. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1939 (Age 24.300)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/Indians/RedSox 1939-1951

Final Game: September 19, 1951 (Age 37.078)
Died: March 13, 1994 in Rochester, NY
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 29, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1531. Michael Tucker… #1532. Curt Blefary… #1533. Tim Naehring… #1534. BUDDY ROSAR… #1535. Gary Disarcina… #1536. Don Wert… #1537. Doug Glanville… 

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
1939 24 NYY AL 43 121 105 18 29 5 1 0 12 4 0 13 10 .276 .356 .343 .699 80 36 3 0 3 2
1940 25 NYY AL 73 254 228 34 68 11 3 4 37 7 1 19 11 .298 .357 .425 .783 105 97 6 2 5 2
1941 26 NYY AL 67 233 209 25 60 17 2 1 36 0 0 22 10 .287 .355 .402 .757 101 84 8 0 2 2
1942 ★ 27 NYY AL 69 226 209 18 48 10 0 2 34 1 2 17 20 .230 .288 .306 .594 68 64 9 0 0 2 AS
1943 ★ 28 CLE AL 115 419 382 53 108 17 1 1 41 0 4 33 12 .283 .340 .340 .680 105 130 10 0 4 *2 AS
1944 29 CLE AL 99 375 331 29 87 9 3 0 30 1 2 34 17 .263 .339 .308 .647 89 102 7 4 6 2
1945 30 PHA AL 92 325 300 23 63 12 1 1 25 2 1 20 16 .210 .262 .267 .528 55 80 11 1 4 2
1946 ★ 31 PHA AL 121 464 424 34 120 22 2 2 47 1 3 36 17 .283 .339 .358 .698 97 152 20 0 4 *2 AS,MVP-23
1947 ★ 32 PHA AL 102 409 359 40 93 20 2 1 33 1 3 40 13 .259 .335 .334 .669 86 120 11 1 9 2 AS,MVP-24
1948 ★ 33 PHA AL 90 349 302 30 77 13 0 4 41 0 2 39 12 .255 .344 .338 .682 81 102 3 2 6 2 AS
1949 34 PHA AL 32 113 95 7 19 2 0 0 6 0 0 16 5 .200 .315 .221 .536 45 21 3 0 3 2
1950 35 BOS AL 27 91 84 13 25 2 0 1 12 0 0 7 4 .298 .352 .357 .709 75 30 3 0 0 2
1951 36 BOS AL 58 191 170 11 39 7 0 1 13 0 0 19 14 .229 .307 .288 .595 55 49 3 0 2 2
13 Yrs 988 3570 3198 335 836 147 15 18 367 17 18 315 161 .261 .330 .334 .663 84 1067 97 10 48
162 Game Avg. 162 585 524 55 137 24 2 3 60 3 3 52 26 .261 .330 .334 .663 84 175 16 2 8
PHA (5 yrs) 437 1660 1480 134 372 69 5 8 152 4 9 151 63 .251 .322 .321 .643 79 475 48 4 26
NYY (4 yrs) 252 834 751 95 205 43 6 7 119 12 3 71 51 .273 .337 .374 .712 91 281 26 2 10
BOS (2 yrs) 85 282 254 24 64 9 0 2 25 0 0 26 18 .252 .321 .311 .632 62 79 6 0 2
CLE (2 yrs) 214 794 713 82 195 26 4 1 71 1 6 67 29 .273 .339 .325 .665 97 232 17 4 10

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
1939 24 NYY AL 43 121 -3 1 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .498 .500 0.3 0.1 4 $5,000 2
1940 25 NYY AL 73 254 3 1 0 2 2 8 0.8 9 17 1.6 .511 .505 1.4 0.4 15 $7,500 2
1941 26 NYY AL 67 233 1 0 0 2 2 5 0.5 8 13 1.3 .507 .503 1.0 0.4 11 $10,000 2
1942 ★ 27 NYY AL 69 226 -8 -0 0 2 2 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.1 .492 .497 -0.1 0.4 -0 $10,000 2 AS
1943 ★ 28 CLE AL 115 419 3 -1 0 2 4 8 0.9 12 20 2.1 .508 .506 1.9 0.6 18 $11,000 *2 AS
1944 29 CLE AL 99 375 -3 -0 0 4 3 4 0.4 11 15 1.5 .504 .503 1.1 0.8 11 $9,000 2
1945 30 PHA AL 92 325 -16 0 0 0 3 -13 -1.5 9 -4 -0.6 .484 .491 -0.6 0.3 -4 $11,000 2
1946 ★ 31 PHA AL 121 464 -1 -0 0 4 4 7 0.7 14 21 2.1 .506 .505 1.7 0.9 17 $11,000 *2 AS,MVP-23
1947 ★ 32 PHA AL 102 409 -6 -1 0 3 3 0 -0.0 12 12 1.2 .500 .500 0.9 0.7 9 $11,500 2 AS,MVP-24
1948 ★ 33 PHA AL 90 349 -7 -1 -0 3 3 -2 -0.2 10 8 0.8 .498 .499 0.4 0.6 5 $11,500 2 AS
1949 34 PHA AL 32 113 -7 -0 -0 0 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .480 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 $12,000 2
1950 35 BOS AL 27 91 -3 -1 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 3 0 0.1 .492 .499 0.0 0.1 0 $12,000 2
1951 36 BOS AL 58 191 -11 -1 0 2 2 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.4 0.4 -4 $12,000 2
13 Seasons 988 3570 -56 -3 0 24 30 -5 -0.7 108 103 10.1 .499 .500 7.4 5.8 79 $133,500
PHA (5 yrs) 437 1660 -36 -2 -0 10 14 -14 -1.7 49 34 3.3 .496 .499 2.2 2.5 25 $57,000
NYY (4 yrs) 252 834 -7 2 0 6 7 8 0.7 28 35 3.3 .503 .501 2.7 1.4 29 $32,500
BOS (2 yrs) 85 282 -14 -1 0 2 2 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.2 .488 .496 -0.4 0.5 -3 $24,000
CLE (2 yrs) 214 794 1 -2 0 6 7 12 1.3 23 34 3.7 .506 .504 2.9 1.4 28 $20,000

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
1941 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 27 NYY AL WS STL L 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 NYY AL 24 C 35 27 26 150 137 10 3 1 .980 4.20 .981 4.92 2 14 5 26% 37%
1940 NYY AL 25 C 63 59 53 293 258 30 5 8 .983 4.57 .982 5.27 1 2 16 17 52% 41% 0
1941 NYY AL 26 C 60 52 44 271 246 24 1 6 .996 4.50 .983 5.00 2 11 20 15 43% 41% 2
1942 NYY AL 27 C 58 52 45 276 249 26 1 7 .996 4.74 .979 4.93 2 2 12 16 57% 42% 0 AS
1943 CLE AL 28 C 114 97 85 581 480 91 10 11 .983 5.01 .981 5.23 1 1 31 47 60% 42% 0 AS
1944 CLE AL 29 C 98 90 78 473 409 59 5 13 .989 4.78 .976 4.91 2 1 37 29 44% 39% 0
1945 PHA AL 30 C 85 81 68 397 338 54 5 6 .987 4.61 .986 4.92 4 4 23 26 53% 45% 1
1946 PHA AL 31 C 117 114 99 605 532 73 0 9 1.000 5.17 .982 5.52 5 1 19 38 67% 46% 1 AS,MVP-23
1947 PHA AL 32 C 102 98 91 478 406 70 2 12 .996 4.67 .985 5.02 3 5 18 38 68% 46% 5 AS,MVP-24
1948 PHA AL 33 C 90 87 79 375 335 39 1 10 .997 4.16 .986 4.74 2 8 10 21 68% 45% 0 AS
1949 PHA AL 34 C 31 27 23 122 112 9 1 2 .992 3.90 .985 4.76 1 2 9 2 18% 45% 0
1950 BOS AL 35 C 25 21 19 187.1 115 108 6 1 1 .991 5.48 4.56 .985 4.94 4.85 2 1 7 4 36% 49% 0
1951 BOS AL 36 C 56 50 36 426.0 256 235 20 1 6 .996 5.39 4.55 .982 5.03 5.01 1 2 5 10 67% 46% 3
13 Seasons C 934 855 746 613.1 4392 3845 511 36 92 .992 5.41 4.66 .982 5.00 5.05 28 40 221 268 55% 43% 12
13 Seasons TOT 934 855 746 613.1 4392 3845 511 36 92 .992 5.41 4.66 .982 5.00 5.05 28 40 221 268 55% 43% 12
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 AL (23, 1%)
1947 AL (24, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1946 AL  0.9 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1946 AL  20 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1943 AL  31.8 (2nd)
1946 AL  24.9 (3rd)
Career  19.9 (122nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  12.62 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.0 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.2 (7th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1943 AL  114 (2nd)
1944 AL  98 (2nd)
1945 AL  85 (5th)
1946 AL  117 (1st)
1947 AL  102 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1943 AL  480 (2nd)
1944 AL  409 (3rd)
1946 AL  532 (2nd)
1947 AL  406 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1943 AL  91 (1st)
1944 AL  59 (4th)
1946 AL  73 (1st)
1947 AL  70 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1943 AL  10 (2nd)
1945 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1940 AL  8 (4th)
1942 AL  7 (4th)
1943 AL  11 (2nd)
1944 AL  13 (1st)
1946 AL  9 (3rd)
1947 AL  12 (3rd)
1948 AL  10 (3rd)
Career  92 (70th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1944 AL  37 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1943 AL  47 (2nd)
1944 AL  29 (3rd)
1945 AL  26 (5th)
1946 AL  38 (1st)
1947 AL  38 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1940 AL  51.5 (3rd)
1941 AL  42.9 (5th)
1943 AL  60.3 (1st)
1944 AL  43.9 (5th)
1945 AL  53.1 (3rd)
1946 AL  66.7 (2nd)
1947 AL  67.9 (1st)
1948 AL  67.7 (1st)
Career  54.8 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1942 AL  4.74 (3rd)
1943 AL  5.01 (4th)
1944 AL  4.78 (5th)
1945 AL  4.61 (4th)
1946 AL  5.17 (4th)
1947 AL  4.67 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1943 AL  .983 (3rd)
1944 AL  .989 (1st)
1946 AL  1.000 (1st)
1947 AL  .996 (1st)
1948 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .992 (51st)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 AL  born 1914-07-03 (8th)


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 (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 15 (987), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (158th), 10.1 career WAR/10.7 7yr-peak WAR/10.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1938 23 New York Yankees $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 24 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 25 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 26 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 27 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 28 Cleveland Indians $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 29 Cleveland Indians $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 30 Philadelphia Athletics $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 31 Philadelphia Athletics $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 32 Philadelphia Athletics $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 33 Philadelphia Athletics $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 34 Philadelphia Athletics $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 35 Boston Red Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 36 Boston Red Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$137,100
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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Name and misspellings: Warren Buddy Vincent Rosar

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