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Rip Russell

Glen David Russell

Positions: First Baseman, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 26, 1915 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Bell HS (Bell, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1939 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1939 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/RedSox 1939-1947

Final Game: July 13, 1947 (Age 32)
Died: September 26, 1976 in Los Alamitos, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Culver City, 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
1939 24 CHC NL 143 594 542 55 148 24 5 9 79 2 36 56 .273 .318 .386 .704 87 209 12 0 16 *3
1940 25 CHC NL 68 227 215 15 53 7 2 5 33 1 8 23 .247 .277 .367 .644 78 79 7 1 3 3/5
1941 26 CHC NL 6 19 17 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 .294 .333 .353 .686 97 6 0 0 1 /3
1942 27 CHC NL 102 325 302 32 73 9 0 8 41 0 17 21 .242 .282 .351 .633 88 106 6 0 6 345/7O
1946 31 BOS AL 80 295 274 22 57 10 1 6 35 1 1 13 30 .208 .247 .318 .564 53 87 11 1 7 5/4
1947 32 BOS AL 26 62 52 8 8 1 0 1 3 0 0 8 7 .154 .267 .231 .497 35 12 4 0 2 5
6 Yrs 425 1522 1402 133 344 52 8 29 192 4 1 83 142 .245 .289 .356 .644 77 499 40 2 35
162 Game Avg. 162 580 534 51 131 20 3 11 73 2 32 54 .245 .289 .356 .644 77 190 15 1 13
CHC (4 yrs) 319 1165 1076 103 279 41 7 22 154 3 62 105 .259 .300 .372 .672 86 400 25 1 26
BOS (2 yrs) 106 357 326 30 65 11 1 7 38 1 1 21 37 .199 .250 .304 .554 50 99 15 1 9
NL (4 yrs) 319 1165 1076 103 279 41 7 22 154 3 62 105 .259 .300 .372 .672 86 400 25 1 26
AL (2 yrs) 106 357 326 30 65 11 1 7 38 1 1 21 37 .199 .250 .304 .554 50 99 15 1 9

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 CHC NL 143 594 -11 0 0 -3 -7 -20 -2.3 19 -1 -0.2 .485 .487 0.2 -1.1 2 *3
1940 25 CHC NL 68 227 -6 0 0 -4 -2 -13 -1.4 8 -5 -0.6 .480 .492 -0.1 -0.7 -1 3/5
1941 26 CHC NL 6 19 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /3
1942 27 CHC NL 102 325 -4 0 0 -4 -1 -9 -1.0 10 2 0.0 .490 .494 0.5 -0.6 6 345/7O
1946 31 BOS AL 80 295 -17 0 0 1 0 -16 -1.8 9 -7 -0.9 .477 .489 -1.0 0.1 -8 5/4
1947 32 BOS AL 26 62 -5 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .481 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 5
6 Seasons 425 1522 -43 1 0 -10 -10 -63 -7.1 49 -14 -2.0 .484 .490 -0.7 -2.3 -4
CHC (4 yrs) 319 1165 -22 1 0 -11 -10 -42 -4.8 38 -4 -0.7 .486 .490 0.6 -2.4 7
BOS (2 yrs) 106 357 -22 0 0 1 0 -20 -2.3 11 -10 -1.3 .478 .491 -1.4 0.1 -11

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
1946 31 BOS AL WS STL L 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 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 Awards
1939 CHC NL 24 1B 143 143 143 1484 1383 83 18 109 .988 10.25 .989 10.24
1940 CHC NL 25 1B 51 47 45 546 518 18 10 22 .982 10.51 .990 10.47
1940 CHC NL 25 3B 3 1 1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.67 .948 3.00
1941 CHC NL 26 1B 5 4 4 40 36 3 1 4 .975 7.80 .989 10.16
1942 CHC NL 27 1B 35 34 33 350 328 13 9 30 .974 9.74 .989 10.18
1942 CHC NL 27 2B 24 22 16 124 51 69 4 10 .968 5.00 .968 5.61
1942 CHC NL 27 3B 10 8 8 15 6 8 1 0 .933 1.40 .940 3.19
1942 CHC NL 27 LF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .983 2.30
1942 CHC NL 27 OF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .981 2.33
1946 BOS AL 31 3B 70 64 61 208 59 137 12 24 .942 2.80 .948 3.06
1946 BOS AL 31 2B 3 1 1 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 1.67 .970 5.53
1947 BOS AL 32 3B 13 11 11 39 7 29 3 2 .923 2.77 .959 3.01
4 Seasons 1B 234 228 225 2420 2265 117 38 165 .984 10.18 .989 10.28
4 Seasons 3B 96 84 81 267 73 178 16 26 .940 2.61 .949 3.06
2 Seasons 2B 27 23 17 129 53 72 4 11 .969 4.63 .968 5.60
1 Season OF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .981 2.33
1 Season LF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .983 2.30
6 Seasons TOT 360 338 326 2823 2398 367 58 202 .979 7.68 .984 7.94
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1939 NL  56 (6th)

Putoutss c a p y
1939 NL  1,383 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1939 NL  143 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1939 NL  1,383 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1939 NL  18 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1946 AL  12 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1946 AL  24 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1939 NL  10.25 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (1084th), -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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Name and misspellings: Glen David Rip Russell

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