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Howie Shanks

Howard Samuel Shanks (Hawk)

Positions: Leftfielder, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 21, 1890 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1912 (Age 21.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Yankees 1912-1925

Final Game: October 3, 1925 (Age 35.074)
Died: July 30, 1941 in Monaca, PA
Buried: Old Monaca Cemetery, Monaca, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1576. Candy Nelson… #1577. Lee Magee… #1578. Billy Sample… #1579. HOWIE SHANKS… #1580. Homer Smoot… #1581. Babe Dahlgren… #1582. Nick Punto… 

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
1912 21 WSH AL 116 461 399 52 92 14 7 1 48 21 17 40 64 .231 .305 .308 .614 75 123 3 19 *O
1913 22 WSH AL 109 416 390 38 99 11 5 1 37 24 15 40 .254 .287 .315 .602 75 123 3 8 *O
1914 23 WSH AL 143 562 500 44 112 22 10 4 64 18 16 29 51 .224 .269 .332 .601 78 166 2 30 *O78/9
1915 24 WSH AL 141 545 492 52 123 19 8 0 47 12 14 30 42 .250 .297 .321 .618 83 158 3 21 O754/98
1916 25 WSH AL 140 539 471 51 119 15 7 1 48 23 12 41 34 .253 .317 .321 .637 92 151 3 25 O759/638
1917 26 WSH AL 126 501 430 45 87 15 5 0 28 15 33 37 .202 .269 .260 .529 62 112 6 27 6O7/83
1918 27 WSH AL 120 488 436 42 112 19 4 1 56 23 31 21 .257 .312 .326 .638 94 142 4 17 O749/58
1919 28 WSH AL 135 551 491 33 122 8 7 1 54 13 25 48 .248 .289 .299 .588 66 147 3 32 *64/7O
1920 29 WSH AL 128 492 444 56 119 16 7 4 37 11 6 29 43 .268 .316 .363 .678 82 161 2 14 57O3/9486
1921 30 WSH AL 154 647 562 81 170 24 18 7 69 11 10 57 38 .302 .370 .447 .816 112 251 3 24 *5/4
1922 31 WSH AL 84 315 272 35 77 10 9 1 32 6 0 25 25 .283 .352 .397 .749 98 108 4 13 5O7/9
1923 32 BOS AL 131 499 464 38 118 19 5 3 57 6 6 19 37 .254 .285 .336 .621 63 156 1 15 54/O786
1924 33 BOS AL 72 224 193 22 50 16 3 0 25 1 0 21 12 .259 .332 .373 .705 82 72 0 9 65/O934
1925 34 NYY AL 66 184 155 15 40 3 1 1 18 1 0 20 15 .258 .343 .310 .653 68 48 0 9 54/O79
14 Yrs 1665 6424 5699 604 1440 211 96 25 620 185 81 415 507 .253 .308 .337 .644 82 1918 37 263
162 Game Avg. 162 625 554 59 140 21 9 2 60 18 40 49 .253 .308 .337 .644 82 187 4 26
WSH (11 yrs) 1396 5517 4887 529 1232 173 87 21 520 177 75 355 443 .252 .308 .336 .643 84 1642 36 230
BOS (2 yrs) 203 723 657 60 168 35 8 3 82 7 6 40 49 .256 .299 .347 .646 69 228 1 24
NYY (1 yr) 66 184 155 15 40 3 1 1 18 1 0 20 15 .258 .343 .310 .653 68 48 0 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
1912 21 WSH AL 116 461 -14 -1 0 1 -6 -20 -2.1 17 -3 -0.3 .482 .487 -0.5 -0.5 -4 *O
1913 22 WSH AL 109 416 -13 1 0 6 -5 -11 -1.4 16 4 0.3 .488 .492 -0.3 0.0 -2 *O
1914 23 WSH AL 143 562 -14 -0 0 3 -6 -18 -2.3 21 3 0.0 .485 .487 -0.2 -0.5 0 *O78/9
1915 24 WSH AL 141 545 -11 -2 0 4 -3 -11 -1.3 21 10 0.9 .491 .492 0.4 0.1 6 O754/98
1916 25 WSH AL 140 539 -4 1 0 3 -3 -2 -0.4 20 18 1.7 .498 .498 1.4 -0.1 15 O759/638
1917 26 WSH AL 126 501 -18 -0 0 1 5 -12 -1.6 19 6 0.4 .488 .490 0.3 0.7 5 6O7/83
1918 27 WSH AL 120 488 -3 1 0 2 -3 -3 -0.4 18 16 1.6 .497 .498 1.4 -0.1 14 O749/58
1919 28 WSH AL 135 551 -22 -0 0 -19 7 -35 -3.8 21 -14 -1.7 .471 .476 0.3 -1.3 5 *64/7O
1920 29 WSH AL 128 492 -12 1 0 -2 -0 -14 -1.4 19 5 0.4 .489 .492 0.7 -0.2 7 $4,000 57O3/9486
1921 30 WSH AL 154 647 11 -1 0 1 5 16 1.6 24 40 4.0 .510 .509 3.8 0.6 39 $4,750 *5/4
1922 31 WSH AL 84 315 -1 2 0 3 0 5 0.4 12 17 1.6 .506 .503 1.4 0.3 14 $6,500 5O7/9
1923 32 BOS AL 131 499 -26 -0 0 -4 4 -27 -2.7 19 -8 -0.8 .480 .484 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $6,500 54/O786
1924 33 BOS AL 72 224 -5 1 0 -4 3 -6 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .493 .497 0.7 -0.1 7 $6,500 65/O934
1925 34 NYY AL 66 184 -7 1 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .491 .496 0.2 0.0 2 $6,500 54/O79
14 Seasons 1665 6424 -141 3 0 -6 -1 -144 -16.4 242 98 8.5 .490 .493 9.1 -0.8 104 $34,750
WSH (11 yrs) 1396 5517 -102 2 0 3 -9 -106 -12.6 208 102 8.9 .491 .493 8.6 -0.8 99 $15,250
BOS (2 yrs) 203 723 -32 0 0 -8 7 -32 -3.2 27 -5 -0.5 .484 .488 0.3 -0.1 3 $13,000
NYY (1 yr) 66 184 -7 1 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .491 .496 0.2 0.0 2 $6,500

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 G Awards
1912 WSH AL 21 OF 114 211 189 14 8 2 .962 1.78 .951 2.04 112-0-2
1913 WSH AL 22 OF 109 225 207 13 5 3 .978 2.02 .953 2.01 109-0-0
1914 WSH AL 23 OF 139 134 132 304 276 14 14 3 .954 2.09 .956 2.00
1914 WSH AL 23 LF 94 92 91 186 172 7 7 3 .962 1.90 .959 2.07
1914 WSH AL 23 CF 43 42 41 118 104 7 7 0 .941 2.58 .955 2.35
1914 WSH AL 23 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.60
1915 WSH AL 24 OF 80 68 65 167 151 13 3 1 .982 2.05 .958 2.05
1915 WSH AL 24 LF 77 67 64 164 148 13 3 1 .982 2.09 .963 2.09
1915 WSH AL 24 3B 49 49 46 165 57 94 14 10 .915 3.08 .925 3.16
1915 WSH AL 24 2B 10 10 10 40 18 21 1 4 .975 3.90 .956 5.14
1915 WSH AL 24 RF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.60
1915 WSH AL 24 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1916 WSH AL 25 OF 88 76 72 225 203 19 3 4 .987 2.52 .963 2.12
1916 WSH AL 25 LF 71 64 61 180 165 12 3 3 .983 2.49 .961 2.22
1916 WSH AL 25 3B 31 32 32 98 45 49 4 3 .959 3.03 .939 3.40
1916 WSH AL 25 RF 12 10 9 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.69
1916 WSH AL 25 SS 8 9 9 39 11 22 6 4 .846 4.13 .938 5.18
1916 WSH AL 25 1B 7 7 6 60 54 2 4 4 .933 8.00 .988 10.99
1916 WSH AL 25 CF 3 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 .968 2.47
1917 WSH AL 26 SS 90 91 87 495 205 255 35 44 .929 5.11 .931 5.08
1917 WSH AL 26 OF 26 20 20 87 73 12 2 3 .977 3.27 .967 2.22
1917 WSH AL 26 LF 21 17 17 55 49 5 1 2 .982 2.57 .964 2.23
1917 WSH AL 26 CF 5 3 3 21 18 2 1 1 .952 4.00 .972 2.60
1917 WSH AL 26 1B 2 2 2 19 18 0 1 2 .947 9.00 .989 11.05
1918 WSH AL 27 OF 64 63 60 163 149 7 7 4 .957 2.44 .962 2.26
1918 WSH AL 27 LF 53 50 48 144 131 7 6 4 .958 2.60 .961 2.20
1918 WSH AL 27 2B 48 45 44 280 130 136 14 17 .950 5.54 .958 5.48
1918 WSH AL 27 RF 11 10 10 21 16 4 1 0 .952 1.82 .955 1.98
1918 WSH AL 27 3B 3 3 3 17 5 11 1 2 .941 5.33 .948 3.37
1918 WSH AL 27 CF 3 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .968 2.63
1919 WSH AL 28 SS 94 95 94 540 238 260 42 38 .922 5.30 .942 5.24
1919 WSH AL 28 2B 34 33 31 184 72 98 14 7 .924 5.00 .961 5.35
1919 WSH AL 28 LF 6 6 6 21 19 1 1 1 .952 3.33 .961 2.22
1919 WSH AL 28 OF 6 6 6 21 19 1 1 1 .952 3.33 .958 2.27
1920 WSH AL 29 3B 63 63 59 245 102 131 12 5 .951 3.70 .946 3.59
1920 WSH AL 29 LF 35 28 28 77 76 1 0 0 1.000 2.20 .962 2.30
1920 WSH AL 29 OF 35 32 31 76 74 2 0 0 1.000 2.17 .962 2.25
1920 WSH AL 29 1B 14 11 10 121 112 6 3 6 .975 8.43 .990 10.82
1920 WSH AL 29 RF 6 4 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .958 1.92
1920 WSH AL 29 2B 5 4 4 18 5 11 2 1 .889 3.20 .962 5.70
1920 WSH AL 29 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
1920 WSH AL 29 SS 1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .944 5.20
1921 WSH AL 30 3B 154 154 152 571 218 330 23 35 .960 3.56 .952 3.41
1921 WSH AL 30 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1922 WSH AL 31 3B 54 49 46 188 61 112 15 13 .920 3.20 .950 3.45
1922 WSH AL 31 OF 27 26 26 70 65 3 2 2 .971 2.52 .964 2.31
1922 WSH AL 31 LF 21 20 20 60 57 2 1 1 .983 2.81 .969 2.40
1922 WSH AL 31 RF 7 6 6 17 15 1 1 1 .941 2.29 .954 1.86
1923 BOS AL 32 3B 83 83 80 279 89 173 17 16 .939 3.16 .945 3.45
1923 BOS AL 32 2B 38 34 30 181 92 82 7 18 .961 4.58 .965 5.68
1923 BOS AL 32 OF 6 4 3 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.83 .965 2.38
1923 BOS AL 32 LF 4 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .966 2.35
1923 BOS AL 32 CF 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .967 2.70
1923 BOS AL 32 SS 1 1 1 6 1 4 1 0 .833 5.00 .947 5.00
1924 BOS AL 33 SS 41 23 18 141 62 75 4 15 .972 3.34 .949 5.14
1924 BOS AL 33 3B 22 18 16 99 37 58 4 9 .960 4.32 .951 3.26
1924 BOS AL 33 OF 4 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .970 2.40
1924 BOS AL 33 RF 4 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .967 2.02
1924 BOS AL 33 1B 2 2 2 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 8.50 .989 10.50
1924 BOS AL 33 2B 2 1 1 6 4 1 1 0 .833 2.50 .967 5.75
1925 NYY AL 34 3B 26 21 20 65 32 29 4 2 .938 2.35 .947 3.21
1925 NYY AL 34 2B 21 15 14 92 32 58 2 11 .978 4.29 .962 5.76
1925 NYY AL 34 OF 4 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.42
1925 NYY AL 34 LF 3 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .958 2.33
1925 NYY AL 34 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
13 Seasons OF 702 434 420 1567 1423 99 45 23 .971 2.17 .958 2.10 606-58-47
9 Seasons 3B 485 472 454 1727 646 987 94 95 .946 3.37 .946 3.40
10 Seasons (incomplete) LF 385 349 340 900 830 48 22 15 .976 2.28 .962 2.17
6 Seasons SS 235 219 209 1226 518 620 88 101 .928 4.84 .938 5.16
8 Seasons 2B 159 142 134 801 353 407 41 58 .949 4.78 .961 5.53
7 Seasons CF 58 51 48 152 133 11 8 1 .947 2.48 .958 2.41
8 Seasons (incomplete) RF 45 34 32 61 52 7 2 1 .967 1.31 .957 1.85
4 Seasons 1B 25 22 20 217 200 9 8 13 .963 8.36 .989 10.86
14 Seasons TOT 1606 1289 1237 5538 3140 2122 276 290 .950 3.28 .952 3.41 606-58-47
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1921 AL  18 (1st)
Career  96 (175th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  4 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1918 AL  56 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1912 AL  64 (7th)
1919 AL  48 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1918 AL  23 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1917 AL  6 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1914 AL  30 (6th)
1919 AL  32 (7th)
Career  263 (30th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  81 (217th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1914 AL  6.5 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1919 AL  401 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1919 AL  57 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  218 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  330 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  23 (3rd)
1923 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  35 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1919 AL  42 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  3 (5th)
1918 AL  4 (2nd)
Career  15 (41st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  3.56 (3rd)
1923 AL  3.16 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  .960 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1917 AL  5.11 (4th)
1919 AL  5.30 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  2.09 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1916 AL  2.52 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1913 AL  .978 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 12 (1329), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1769), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1833), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (205th), 8.5 career WAR/10.6 7yr-peak WAR/9.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1920 29 Washington Senators $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 30 Washington Senators $4,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 31 Washington Senators $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 32 Boston Red Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 33 Boston Red Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 34 New York Yankees $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$34,750
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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