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Don Ross

Donald Raymond Ross

Positions: Third Baseman, Rightfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 16, 1914 in Pasadena, CA
School: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1938 (Age 23.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians/Dodgers 1938-1946

Final Game: September 22, 1946 (Age 32.068)
Died: March 28, 1996 in Arcadia, CA
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA
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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
1938 23 DET AL 77 297 265 22 69 7 1 1 30 1 0 29 11 .260 .333 .306 .639 57 81 0 3 5
1940 25 BRO NL 10 41 38 4 11 2 0 1 8 1 3 3 .289 .341 .421 .763 103 16 0 0 0 5
1942 27 DET AL 87 265 226 29 62 10 2 3 30 2 1 36 16 .274 .379 .376 .755 106 85 7 2 1 O95/7
1943 28 DET AL 89 271 247 19 66 13 0 0 18 2 0 20 3 .267 .325 .320 .644 83 79 6 1 2 O96/475
1944 29 DET AL 66 185 167 14 35 5 0 2 15 2 1 14 9 .210 .275 .275 .550 54 46 5 1 3 O9/63
1945 30 TOT AL 114 452 392 29 106 19 1 2 47 2 4 47 16 .270 .350 .339 .689 104 133 11 1 11 *5
1945 30 DET AL 8 34 29 3 11 4 0 0 4 2 0 5 1 .379 .471 .517 .988 178 15 1 0 0 /5
1945 30 CLE AL 106 418 363 26 95 15 1 2 43 0 4 42 15 .262 .340 .325 .665 97 118 10 1 11 *5
1946 31 CLE AL 55 172 153 12 41 7 0 3 14 0 0 17 12 .268 .341 .373 .714 105 57 3 0 2 5/O9
7 Yrs 498 1683 1488 129 390 63 4 12 162 10 6 166 70 .262 .338 .334 .672 86 497 32 5 22
162 Game Avg. 162 547 484 42 127 20 1 4 53 3 54 23 .262 .338 .334 .672 86 162 2 7
DET (5 yrs) 327 1052 934 87 243 39 3 6 97 9 2 104 40 .260 .337 .328 .664 78 306 19 4 9
CLE (2 yrs) 161 590 516 38 136 22 1 5 57 0 4 59 27 .264 .340 .339 .679 100 175 13 1 13
BRO (1 yr) 10 41 38 4 11 2 0 1 8 1 3 3 .289 .341 .421 .763 103 16 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 488 1642 1450 125 379 61 4 11 154 9 6 163 67 .261 .338 .332 .670 86 481 32 5 22
NL (1 yr) 10 41 38 4 11 2 0 1 8 1 3 3 .289 .341 .421 .763 103 16 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
1938 23 DET AL 77 297 -17 0 0 1 1 -15 -1.3 11 -4 -0.3 .483 .492 -0.4 0.2 -5 5
1940 25 BRO NL 10 41 0 -0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .492 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 5
1942 27 DET AL 87 265 3 0 0 1 -2 2 0.3 8 10 1.0 .503 .502 0.9 -0.1 9 O95/7
1943 28 DET AL 89 271 -4 1 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 8 3 0.2 .493 .496 0.3 -0.1 4 O96/475
1944 29 DET AL 66 185 -9 0 0 -1 -2 -12 -1.4 5 -7 -0.8 .480 .492 -0.7 -0.3 -6 O9/63
1945 30 DET AL 8 34 3 0 0 1 0 4 0.5 1 5 0.6 .562 .503 0.5 0.1 4 /5
1945 30 CLE AL 106 418 1 -1 0 -4 0 -5 -0.6 12 8 0.7 .495 .497 1.1 -0.5 11 *5
1946 31 CLE AL 55 172 2 0 0 -1 -0 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .501 0.7 -0.1 7 5/O9
7 Seasons 498 1683 -23 1 0 -5 -3 -29 -3.1 51 22 2.0 .494 .497 2.6 -0.8 27
DET (5 yrs) 327 1052 -25 2 0 1 -3 -25 -2.5 32 8 0.7 .492 .496 0.6 -0.1 7
CLE (2 yrs) 161 590 2 -1 0 -5 -0 -4 -0.5 17 14 1.3 .497 .498 1.8 -0.6 18
BRO (1 yr) 10 41 0 -0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .492 .500 0.2 -0.1 2

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
1938 DET AL 23 3B 75 73 70 261 90 157 14 15 .946 3.29 .941 3.14
1940 BRO NL 25 3B 10 10 10 33 10 19 4 0 .879 2.90 .948 3.01
1942 DET AL 27 OF 38 35 35 84 77 4 3 2 .964 2.13 .976 2.38
1942 DET AL 27 RF 33 31 31 71 66 2 3 2 .958 2.06 .969 2.06
1942 DET AL 27 3B 20 19 19 47 17 26 4 2 .915 2.15 .939 3.16
1942 DET AL 27 LF 5 4 4 12 10 2 0 0 1.000 2.40 .974 2.26
1943 DET AL 28 OF 38 37 32 66 62 3 1 0 .985 1.71 .977 2.47
1943 DET AL 28 RF 32 31 28 59 55 3 1 0 .983 1.81 .973 2.21
1943 DET AL 28 SS 18 12 11 74 29 41 4 7 .946 3.89 .953 5.13
1943 DET AL 28 2B 7 6 6 37 14 19 4 3 .892 4.71 .969 5.57
1943 DET AL 28 LF 6 6 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.17 .979 2.38
1943 DET AL 28 3B 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .950 3.20
1944 DET AL 29 OF 37 35 35 72 67 2 3 1 .958 1.86 .974 2.47
1944 DET AL 29 RF 37 35 35 71 66 2 3 1 .958 1.84 .971 2.06
1944 DET AL 29 SS 2 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.50 .948 5.30
1944 DET AL 29 1B 1 1 1 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 18.00 .990 10.10
1945 TOT AL 30 3B 114 111 110 332 125 193 14 14 .958 2.79 .948 3.16
1945 DET AL 30 3B 8 8 8 25 6 18 1 0 .960 3.00 .948 3.16
1945 CLE AL 30 3B 106 103 102 307 119 175 13 14 .958 2.77 .948 3.16
1946 CLE AL 31 3B 41 35 31 90 35 50 5 5 .944 2.07 .948 3.06
1946 CLE AL 31 OF 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.35
1946 CLE AL 31 RF 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.10
6 Seasons 3B 261 249 241 766 278 447 41 36 .946 2.78 .945 3.13
4 Seasons OF 115 109 103 223 207 9 7 3 .969 1.88 .976 2.44
4 Seasons RF 104 99 95 202 188 7 7 3 .965 1.88 .971 2.11
2 Seasons SS 20 12 11 79 30 45 4 7 .949 3.75 .953 5.14
2 Seasons LF 11 10 8 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 1.73 .976 2.33
1 Season 2B 7 6 6 37 14 19 4 3 .892 4.71 .969 5.57
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 18.00 .990 10.10
7 Seasons TOT 404 377 362 1123 546 521 56 49 .950 2.64 .953 3.09
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1945 AL  114 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1945 AL  125 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  2 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1945 AL  .958 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (367th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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