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Ben Sankey

Benjamin Turner Sankey

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: September 2, 1907 in Nauvoo, AL
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: October 5, 1929 (Age 22.033)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1929-1931

Final Game: September 27, 1931 (Age 24.025)
Died: October 14, 2001 in Washington, GA
Buried: Resthaven Cemetery, Augusta, GA
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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
1929 21 PIT NL 2 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -30 1 0 1 /6
1930 22 PIT NL 13 32 30 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .219 .167 .385 -5 5 0 0 /64
1931 23 PIT NL 57 152 132 14 30 2 5 0 14 0 14 10 .227 .301 .318 .620 68 42 0 6 6/45
3 Yrs 72 192 169 21 36 2 5 0 14 0 16 14 .213 .281 .284 .565 50 48 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 432 380 47 81 5 11 0 32 0 36 32 .213 .281 .284 .565 50 108 0 16

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
1929 21 PIT NL 2 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .427 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
1930 22 PIT NL 13 32 -5 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.4 1 -4 -0.3 .468 .497 -0.3 0.1 -4 /64
1931 23 PIT NL 57 152 -6 0 0 2 3 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.2 0.5 2 6/45
3 Seasons 72 192 -13 0 0 2 3 -7 -0.7 6 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.2 0.5 -3

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
1929 PIT NL 21 SS 2 2 2 11 3 7 1 1 .909 5.00 .950 5.60
1930 PIT NL 22 SS 6 6 6 31 10 17 4 2 .871 4.50 .952 5.78
1930 PIT NL 22 2B 4 2 2 17 7 9 1 1 .941 4.00 .963 5.95
1931 PIT NL 23 SS 49 37 33 213 72 124 17 24 .920 4.00 .954 5.53
1931 PIT NL 23 2B 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .965 5.60
1931 PIT NL 23 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .940 2.85
3 Seasons SS 57 45 41 255 85 148 22 27 .914 4.09 .954 5.56
2 Seasons 2B 6 3 3 21 8 11 2 1 .905 3.17 .963 5.83
1 Season 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .940 2.85
3 Seasons TOT 65 48 44 277 93 160 24 28 .913 3.89 .954 5.50
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

Transactions

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