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George Selkirk

George Alexander Selkirk (Twinkletoes)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: January 4, 1908 in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada(All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1934 (Age 26.220, 6,468th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1934-1942

Last Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 34.266)
Died: January 19, 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Buried: Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrisonville, PA
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Standard Batting

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
1934 26 NYY AL 46 192 176 23 55 7 1 5 38 1 1 15 17 .313 .370 .449 .819 116 79 1 0 O7/9
1935 27 NYY AL 128 541 491 64 153 29 12 11 94 2 7 44 36 .312 .372 .487 .859 125 239 3 3 *O9
1936 ★ 28 NYY AL 137 593 493 93 152 28 9 18 107 13 7 94 60 .308 .420 .511 .931 132 252 1 4 *O97 AS
1937 29 NYY AL 78 293 256 49 84 13 5 18 68 8 2 34 24 .328 .411 .629 1.040 156 161 2 1 O9
1938 30 NYY AL 99 406 335 58 85 12 5 10 62 9 4 68 52 .254 .384 .409 .793 99 137 3 1 O7/9
1939 ★ 31 NYY AL 128 537 418 103 128 17 4 21 101 12 5 103 49 .306 .452 .517 .969 148 216 3 8 8 *O79 AS
1940 32 NYY AL 118 470 379 68 102 17 5 19 71 3 6 84 43 .269 .406 .491 .896 135 186 3 3 4 *O79/8
1941 33 NYY AL 70 195 164 30 36 5 0 6 25 1 0 28 30 .220 .340 .360 .700 86 59 3 2 1 O97
1942 34 NYY AL 42 95 78 15 15 3 0 0 10 0 0 16 8 .192 .330 .231 .561 60 18 1 0 1 O9
9 Yrs 846 3322 2790 503 810 131 41 108 576 49 32 486 319 .290 .400 .483 .883 127 1347 10 23 23
162 Game Avg. 162 636 534 96 155 25 8 21 110 9 6 93 61 .290 .400 .483 .883 127 258 4 4

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
1934 26 NYY AL 46 192 4 -0 0 3 -2 5 0.4 7 12 1.1 .510 .503 0.9 0.1 9 $4,200 O7/9
1935 27 NYY AL 128 541 17 -2 0 12 -6 21 1.9 20 42 3.9 .516 .513 2.8 0.5 30 $6,000 *O9
1936 ★ 28 NYY AL 137 593 27 -0 0 6 -6 27 2.3 21 48 4.3 .517 .514 3.8 -0.0 42 $7,500 *O97 AS
1937 29 NYY AL 78 293 21 1 0 5 -3 24 2.2 10 35 3.2 .528 .514 2.7 0.2 30 $9,000 O9
1938 30 NYY AL 99 406 1 0 0 0 -4 -3 -0.3 15 11 1.1 .497 .498 1.0 -0.3 11 $12,000 O7/9
1939 ★ 31 NYY AL 128 537 38 1 0 7 -6 39 3.6 19 58 5.4 .528 .522 4.7 0.2 52 $10,000 *O79 AS
1940 32 NYY AL 118 470 23 -2 0 0 -5 16 1.6 16 32 3.1 .513 .510 3.1 -0.5 32 $12,000 *O79/8
1941 33 NYY AL 70 195 -3 0 0 0 -2 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 $11,000 O97
1942 34 NYY AL 42 95 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .489 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $11,000 O9
9 Seasons 846 3322 126 -2 0 33 -36 120 10.9 118 239 22.1 .513 .510 19.1 -0.2 206 $82,700

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1934 26 NYY AL 192 122 29 6.3 106 .325 .313 .280 .370 .353 .449 .404 .819 .757 116 .605 3.9 0.4 .779 .222 .136 1.7
1935 27 NYY AL 541 348 85 6.5 107 .320 .312 .281 .372 .353 .487 .406 .859 .759 125 .618 16.9 1.6 .814 .255 .175 3.4
1936 28 NYY AL 593 352 106 8.0 119 .323 .308 .295 .420 .370 .511 .433 .931 .803 132 .662 27.4 2.4 1.014 .406 .203 15.1
1937 29 NYY AL 293 175 66 10.0 119 .308 .328 .292 .411 .368 .629 .436 1.040 .804 156 .764 21.2 1.9 1.167 .457 .301 11.1
1938 30 NYY AL 406 255 52 5.4 118 .275 .254 .290 .384 .369 .409 .432 .793 .801 99 .508 0.9 0.1 .839 .373 .155 9.5
1939 31 NYY AL 537 306 97 8.4 113 .307 .306 .285 .452 .360 .517 .422 .969 .782 148 .716 36.8 3.4 1.121 .474 .211 15.3
1940 32 NYY AL 470 290 73 6.7 107 .262 .269 .274 .406 .347 .491 .416 .896 .763 135 .633 23.1 2.2 .944 .435 .222 5.2
1941 33 NYY AL 195 132 20 4.0 106 .234 .220 .274 .340 .351 .360 .404 .700 .755 86 .430 -2.9 -0.3 .687 .317 .140 1.7
1942 34 NYY AL 95 65 6 2.5 93 .214 .192 .263 .330 .337 .231 .369 .561 .706 60 .283 -3.2 -0.3 .531 .244 .038
9 Yrs 3322 2045 534 6.9 112 .297 .290 .284 .400 .359 .483 .419 .883 .778 127 .636 124.1 11.3 .926 .373 .192 67.4
162 Game Avg. 636 392 102 6.9 112 .297 .290 .284 .400 .359 .483 .419 .883 .778 127 .636 24 2 .926 .373 .192 13

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 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 28 24 6 8 0 1 2 3 0 1 4 4 .333 .429 .667 1.095 16 0 0 1
1937 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS NYG W 5 21 19 5 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 .263 .333 .316 .649 6 0 0 0
1938 ❍ 30 NYY AL WS CHC W 3 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 2 0 0 0
1939 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS CIN W 4 15 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .167 .333 .250 .583 3 0 0 0 0
1941 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
1942 34 NYY AL WS STL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (6 Series) 21 79 68 11 18 2 1 2 10 0 1 11 7 .265 .367 .412 .779 28 0 0 0 1
6 WS 21 79 68 11 18 2 1 2 10 0 1 11 7 .265 .367 .412 .779 28 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1936 NYY AL 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
1939 NYY AL 31 as LF 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250 1 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (2 GP) 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 .500 .800 .500 1.300 1 0 0 0 1

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1934 26 NYY AL 192 2.6% 8.9% 7.8% 6.8% 24% 1.13 10.4 35.2 4.6 80%
1935 27 NYY AL 541 2.0% 6.7% 8.1% 9.6% 34% 0.82 13.6 44.6 5.2 82%
1936 28 NYY AL 593 3.0% 10.1% 15.9% 9.3% 36% 0.64 8.2 27.4 4.6 70%
1937 29 NYY AL 293 6.1% 8.2% 11.6% 12.3% 43% 0.71 10.7 14.2 3.8 73%
1938 30 NYY AL 406 2.5% 12.8% 16.8% 6.7% 32% 0.76 6.4 33.5 5.4 67%
1939 31 NYY AL 537 3.9% 9.1% 19.2% 7.8% 33% 0.48 8.5 19.9 4.1 65%
1940 32 NYY AL 470 4.0% 9.2% 17.9% 8.7% 40% 0.51 8.8 19.9 5.3 0.56 67%
1941 33 NYY AL 195 3.1% 15.4% 14.4% 5.6% 31% 1.07 5.5 27.3 6.6 0.50 66%
1942 34 NYY AL 95 0.0% 8.4% 16.8% 3.2% 20% 0.50 9.8 7.8 0.50 74%
9 Yrs 3322 3.3% 9.6% 14.6% 8.4% 35% 0.66 8.7 25.8 4.8 0.52 71%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.9% 8.7% 6.7% 27% 1.02 10.1 62.4 7.9 0.95 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1934 26 NYY AL 3.9 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 27 NYY AL 16.9 1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 28 NYY AL 27.4 2.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 29 NYY AL 21.2 1.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 30 NYY AL 0.9 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 31 NYY AL 36.8 3.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 32 NYY AL 23.1 2.2 113 -0.1 1.6 -1.7 .95 0.0 -0.2 3.3 0.3 0.92 1.0 1.50 1
1941 33 NYY AL -2.9 -0.3 199 -0.1 3.1 -3.3 1.00 -0.1 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.92 -1.4 1.54 20
1942 34 NYY AL -3.2 -0.3 22 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 2.15 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 1.25 -0.8 2.98 11
9 Yrs 124.1 11.3 334 -0.4 5.3 -5.7 1.06 -0.2 -0.2 2.0 0.2 0.94 -1.1 2.04 32

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 32 NYY AL 2 0 29% 36 3 6 33% 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 42% 9 4 4 1 1 0 2 1 1
1941 33 NYY AL 3 0 39% 67 1 0 100% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 54% 17 9 8 3 2 1 8 1 6
1942 34 NYY AL 0 0 44% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 5 0 32% 113 49 32 60% 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 6 50% 26 13 12 4 3 1 10 2 7

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 32 NYY AL 109 56% 102 1 0 0 0 1.50 19 0 3 0 1 13 6 0 4 20 3 15% 7 4 57% 66 11 17% 7 3 43% 4 3 75% 361
1941 33 NYY AL 195 82% 36 20 5 2 3 1.54 6 1 6 5 1 2 4 0 1 44 3 7% 16 4 25% 125 19 15% 13 9 69% 8 3 38% 0
1942 34 NYY AL 22 95% 15 11 4 0 3 2.98 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 10% 4 1 25% 26 4 15% 3 3 100% 2 0 0% 73
9 Yrs 326 74% 810 32 9 2 6 2.04 108 1 11 5 2 39 17 0 23 74 10 14% 27 9 33% 217 34 16% 23 15 65% 14 6 43% 1377
MLB Averages 48% 53% 35% 15% 52% 57%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1934 26 46 192 176 23 55 7 1 5 38 1 1 15 17 .313 .370 .449 .819 116 79 1 0
1935 27 174 733 667 87 208 36 13 16 132 3 8 59 53 .312 .371 .477 .848 123 318 4 3
1936 28 311 1326 1160 180 360 64 22 34 239 16 15 153 113 .310 .393 .491 .884 127 570 5 7
1937 29 389 1619 1416 229 444 77 27 52 307 24 17 187 137 .314 .396 .516 .913 132 731 7 8
1938 30 488 2025 1751 287 529 89 32 62 369 33 21 255 189 .302 .394 .496 .890 126 868 10 9
1939 31 616 2562 2169 390 657 106 36 83 470 45 26 358 238 .303 .406 .500 .906 130 1084 3 18 17
1940 32 734 3032 2548 458 759 123 41 102 541 48 32 442 281 .298 .406 .498 .904 131 1270 6 21 21
1941 33 804 3227 2712 488 795 128 41 108 566 49 32 470 311 .293 .402 .490 .892 128 1329 9 23 22
1942 34 846 3322 2790 503 810 131 41 108 576 49 32 486 319 .290 .400 .483 .883 127 1347 10 23 23

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1934 26 48 198 182 23 55 7 1 5 37 1 15 18 .302 .359 .434 .793 28 46
1935 27 136 561 511 62 153 29 12 11 90 2 44 38 .299 .358 .468 .826 85 128
1936 28 143 586 495 78 139 26 8 16 90 12 86 63 .281 .388 .463 .851 89 137
1937 29 81 290 256 42 77 12 5 16 58 7 31 25 .301 .381 .574 .955 56 78
1938 30 105 413 345 51 80 11 5 9 54 8 64 55 .232 .357 .371 .728 46 99
1939 31 135 541 427 93 122 16 4 20 91 11 98 52 .286 .428 .482 .910 86 128
1940 32 123 481 391 66 101 17 5 19 69 3 83 45 .258 .392 .473 .865 72 118
1941 33 73 202 170 30 37 5 0 6 25 1 29 31 .218 .338 .353 .691 20 70
1942 34 44 101 83 16 16 3 0 0 11 0 17 8 .193 .330 .229 .559 6 42
9 Yrs 888 3373 2860 461 780 126 40 102 525 45 467 335 .273 .379 .452 .831 488 846
162 Game Avg. 162 615 522 84 142 23 7 19 96 8 85 61 .273 .379 .452 .831 89 846



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 AL  5.4 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1939 AL  4.7 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1936 AL  .420 (10th)
1939 AL  .452 (2nd)
Career  .400 (59th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1939 AL  .517 (9th)
Career  .483 (173rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1936 AL  .931 (10th)
1939 AL  .969 (7th)
1940 AL  .896 (9th)
Career  .883 (85th)

Triples s c a p y
1935 AL  12 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1936 AL  18 (10th)
1939 AL  21 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1936 AL  94 (6th)
1939 AL  103 (4th)
1940 AL  84 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1936 AL  60 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1935 AL  125 (10th)
1936 AL  132 (9th)
1939 AL  148 (7th)
Career  127 (220th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1936 AL  27 (10th)
1939 AL  37 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1936 AL  2.4 (10th)
1939 AL  3.4 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1939 AL  .716 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 AL  8 (2nd)
1940 AL  3 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1935 AL  7 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1936 AL  15.1 (5th)
1939 AL  15.3 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1936 AL  27.4 (9th)
1939 AL  19.9 (7th)
1940 AL  19.9 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (627), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (592), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (95th), 22.1 career WAR/22.1 7yr-peak WAR/22.1 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: George Alexander gearge George goerge Twinkletoes Selkirk

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