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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1934-1942

Final 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #599. Carlos Gonzalez… #600. Ferris Fain… #601. Travis Hafner… #602. GEORGE SELKIRK… #603. Jack Clements… #604. Luis Castillo… #605. Cesar Tovar… 

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
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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0 1

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
1934 NYY AL 26 OF 46 44 40 94 90 3 1 1 .989 2.02 .968 2.29
1934 NYY AL 26 LF 43 37 37 79 75 3 1 1 .987 1.81 .968 2.17
1934 NYY AL 26 RF 7 7 3 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 .964 2.07
1935 NYY AL 27 OF 127 124 117 285 269 9 7 1 .975 2.19 .970 2.39
1935 NYY AL 27 RF 127 124 117 285 269 9 7 1 .975 2.19 .968 2.09
1936 NYY AL 28 OF 135 130 129 308 290 10 8 3 .974 2.22 .968 2.38 AS
1936 NYY AL 28 RF 114 109 109 249 235 7 7 3 .972 2.12 .967 2.18 AS
1936 NYY AL 28 LF 22 21 20 59 55 3 1 0 .983 2.64 .963 2.12 AS
1937 NYY AL 29 OF 69 69 67 151 140 9 2 1 .987 2.16 .969 2.35
1937 NYY AL 29 RF 69 69 67 151 140 9 2 1 .987 2.16 .964 2.04
1938 NYY AL 30 OF 95 94 91 188 176 7 5 3 .973 1.93 .972 2.35
1938 NYY AL 30 LF 94 93 90 187 176 7 4 3 .979 1.95 .972 2.17
1938 NYY AL 30 RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 2.10
1939 NYY AL 31 OF 124 122 119 261 254 4 3 1 .989 2.08 .969 2.44 AS
1939 NYY AL 31 LF 88 88 85 195 192 1 2 0 .990 2.19 .966 2.38 AS
1939 NYY AL 31 RF 37 34 34 67 63 3 1 1 .985 1.78 .962 2.08 AS
1940 NYY AL 32 OF 111 107 104 238 220 9 9 6 .962 2.06 .970 2.40
1940 NYY AL 32 LF 79 78 77 178 164 6 8 4 .955 2.15 .963 2.32
1940 NYY AL 32 RF 31 28 26 54 51 2 1 2 .981 1.71 .970 2.08
1940 NYY AL 32 CF 2 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .976 2.80
1941 NYY AL 33 OF 47 39 39 91 84 4 3 2 .967 1.87 .973 2.41
1941 NYY AL 33 RF 28 23 23 52 49 2 1 2 .981 1.82 .969 2.13
1941 NYY AL 33 LF 19 16 16 38 35 1 2 0 .947 1.89 .975 2.28
1942 NYY AL 34 OF 19 17 16 36 36 0 0 0 1.000 1.89 .976 2.38
1942 NYY AL 34 RF 19 17 16 36 36 0 0 0 1.000 1.89 .969 2.06
9 Seasons OF 773 746 722 1652 1559 55 38 18 .977 2.09 .970 2.38
9 Seasons RF 433 412 396 910 858 32 20 10 .978 2.06 .967 2.11
6 Seasons LF 345 333 325 736 697 21 18 8 .976 2.08 .967 2.26
1 Season CF 2 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .976 2.80
9 Seasons TOT 773 746 722 1652 1559 55 38 18 .977 2.09 .970 2.38
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

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 (172nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1936 AL  .931 (10th)
1939 AL  .969 (7th)
1940 AL  .896 (9th)
Career  .883 (84th)

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 (221st)

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)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  88 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  192 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  7 (4th)
1940 AL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  3 (2nd)
1940 AL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  127 (1st)
1936 AL  114 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  269 (1st)
1936 AL  235 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  9 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  7 (4th)
1936 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  1 (3rd)
1936 AL  3 (4th)
1937 AL  1 (5th)
1940 AL  2 (2nd)
1941 AL  2 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1938 AL  3 (4th)
1940 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  2.19 (4th)
1940 AL  2.15 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  2.19 (1st)
1936 AL  2.12 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  .975 (2nd)
1936 AL  .972 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1939 AL  .989 (1st)

                           

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

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
1932 24 New York Yankees $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 26 New York Yankees $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 27 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 28 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 29 New York Yankees $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 30 New York Yankees $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 31 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 32 New York Yankees $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 33 New York Yankees $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 34 New York Yankees $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$86,200
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: George Alexander gearge George goerge Twinkletoes Selkirk

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