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Red Shannon

Maurice Joseph Shannon

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

Born: February 11, 1897 in Jersey City, NJ
School: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) (All Transactions)
Debut: October 7, 1915 (Age 18.238)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1918 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox/Senators/Cubs/Braves 1915-1926

Final Game: June 2, 1926 (Age 29.111)
Died: April 12, 1970 in Jersey City, NJ
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ
Relatives: Brother of Joe Shannon
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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
1915 18 BSN NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1917 20 PHA AL 11 41 35 8 10 0 0 0 7 2 6 9 .286 .390 .286 .676 109 10 0 0 6
1918 21 PHA AL 72 279 225 23 54 6 5 0 16 5 42 52 .240 .367 .311 .678 104 70 3 8 64
1919 22 TOT AL 119 496 445 50 117 18 9 0 31 11 29 70 .263 .320 .344 .663 89 153 8 9 *4
1919 22 PHA AL 39 175 155 14 42 7 2 0 14 4 12 28 .271 .331 .342 .673 89 53 2 2 4
1919 22 BOS AL 80 321 290 36 75 11 7 0 17 7 17 42 .259 .313 .345 .658 88 100 6 7 4
1920 23 TOT AL 87 346 310 34 79 9 8 0 33 3 6 26 44 .255 .313 .335 .648 73 104 0 9 645
1920 23 WSH AL 62 251 222 30 64 8 7 0 30 2 5 22 32 .288 .352 .387 .740 98 86 0 6 645
1920 23 PHA AL 25 95 88 4 15 1 1 0 3 1 1 4 12 .170 .207 .205 .411 9 18 0 3 6
1921 24 PHA AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1926 29 CHC NL 19 60 51 9 17 5 0 0 4 0 6 3 .333 .414 .431 .845 127 22 1 3 6
7 Yrs 310 1226 1070 124 277 38 22 0 91 21 6 109 178 .259 .334 .336 .670 89 359 12 29
162 Game Avg. 162 641 559 65 145 20 11 0 48 11 57 93 .259 .334 .336 .670 89 188 6 15
PHA (5 yrs) 148 591 504 49 121 14 8 0 40 12 1 64 101 .240 .332 .300 .631 82 151 5 13
WSH (1 yr) 62 251 222 30 64 8 7 0 30 2 5 22 32 .288 .352 .387 .740 98 86 0 6
BSN (1 yr) 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 80 321 290 36 75 11 7 0 17 7 17 42 .259 .313 .345 .658 88 100 6 7
CHC (1 yr) 19 60 51 9 17 5 0 0 4 0 6 3 .333 .414 .431 .845 127 22 1 3
AL (5 yrs) 290 1163 1016 115 260 33 22 0 87 21 6 103 175 .256 .331 .332 .663 88 337 11 26
NL (2 yrs) 20 63 54 9 17 5 0 0 4 0 0 6 3 .315 .393 .407 .801 116 22 1 3

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
1915 18 BSN NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .430 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
1917 20 PHA AL 11 41 0 -0 0 -1 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 6
1918 21 PHA AL 72 279 2 -0 0 -3 3 2 0.2 11 12 1.3 .502 .501 1.7 0.0 15 64
1919 22 PHA AL 39 175 -3 -0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .488 .497 0.4 -0.1 4 4
1919 22 BOS AL 80 321 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.8 0.2 8 4
1920 23 WSH AL 62 251 -1 -1 0 -4 3 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .495 .498 1.0 -0.1 11 645
1920 23 PHA AL 25 95 -12 0 0 0 2 -10 -1.0 4 -7 -0.7 .458 .494 -0.7 0.2 -7 $3,500 6
1921 24 PHA AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1926 29 CHC NL 19 60 2 0 0 2 1 5 0.5 2 7 0.7 .528 .503 0.5 0.3 5 6
7 Seasons 310 1226 -17 -2 0 -8 11 -15 -1.6 45 30 3.0 .495 .499 3.9 0.4 38 $3,500
PHA (5 yrs) 148 591 -13 -1 0 -6 6 -13 -1.4 22 9 0.9 .491 .499 1.6 0.0 15 $3,500
WSH (1 yr) 62 251 -1 -1 0 -4 3 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .495 .498 1.0 -0.1 11
BSN (1 yr) 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .430 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
BOS (1 yr) 80 321 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.8 0.2 8
CHC (1 yr) 19 60 2 0 0 2 1 5 0.5 2 7 0.7 .528 .503 0.5 0.3 5

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
1915 BSN NL 18 SS 1 0 0 7 3 3 1 1 .857 6.00 .931 5.40
1917 PHA AL 20 SS 10 10 10 56 18 31 7 2 .875 4.90 .931 5.08
1918 PHA AL 21 SS 45 44 44 265 105 133 27 25 .898 5.29 .939 5.39
1918 PHA AL 21 2B 26 26 24 152 50 90 12 14 .921 5.38 .958 5.48
1919 TOT AL 22 2B 116 116 116 602 237 344 21 53 .965 5.01 .961 5.35
1919 PHA AL 22 2B 37 38 38 192 66 116 10 12 .948 4.92 .961 5.35
1919 BOS AL 22 2B 79 78 78 410 171 228 11 41 .973 5.05 .961 5.35
1920 TOT AL 23 SS 55 56 54 262 90 154 18 21 .931 4.44 .944 5.21
1920 WSH AL 23 SS 31 32 30 135 47 77 11 9 .919 4.00 .944 5.21
1920 WSH AL 23 2B 16 13 13 67 26 39 2 5 .970 4.06 .962 5.70
1920 WSH AL 23 3B 15 15 15 53 16 32 5 1 .906 3.20 .946 3.59
1920 PHA AL 23 SS 24 24 24 127 43 77 7 12 .945 5.00 .944 5.21
1926 CHC NL 29 SS 13 12 12 70 25 42 3 6 .957 5.15 .948 5.85
3 Seasons 2B 158 155 153 821 313 473 35 72 .957 4.97 .961 5.41
5 Seasons SS 124 122 120 660 241 363 56 55 .915 4.87 .941 5.33
1 Season 3B 15 15 15 53 16 32 5 1 .906 3.20 .946 3.59
7 Seasons TOT 297 292 288 1534 570 868 96 128 .937 4.84 .952 5.28
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
1918 AL  52 (4th)
1919 AL  70 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1919 AL  8 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1918 AL  39 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1919 AL  21 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1919 AL  53 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1919 AL  .965 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1915 NL  born 1897-02-11 (1st)
1917 AL  born 1897-02-11 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2608), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (298th), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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 23 Philadelphia Athletics $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts PHA/BOS
1921 24 Washington Senators $1,690 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,190
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: Maurice Joseph Red Shannon shannone shanon

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