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Spec Shea

Francis Joseph Shea (The Naugatuck Nugget)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 2, 1920 in Naugatuck, CT
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1947 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Senators 1947-1955

Final Game: August 27, 1955 (Age 34)
Died: July 19, 2002 in New Haven, CT
Buried: St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT
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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
1947 26 NYY AL 27 69 56 8 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 .196 .262 .268 .530 48 15 1 0 8 1 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 28 58 47 4 7 0 2 0 4 0 0 6 11 .149 .259 .234 .493 32 11 1 1 5 1
1949 28 NYY AL 20 14 12 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 .250 .357 .250 .607 62 3 0 0 0 1
1951 30 NYY AL 25 31 28 5 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 7 .214 .267 .321 .588 61 9 0 0 1 1
1952 31 WSH AL 22 66 63 6 15 2 0 0 10 0 0 2 16 .238 .262 .270 .531 50 17 2 0 1 1
1953 32 WSH AL 23 69 62 2 11 1 1 0 6 0 0 2 9 .177 .203 .226 .429 17 14 3 0 4 1
1954 33 WSH AL 23 20 20 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .050 .050 .100 .150 -59 2 0 0 0 0 1
1955 34 WSH AL 27 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000 171 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 195 337 298 29 58 8 4 1 33 0 0 19 63 .195 .245 .258 .504 39 77 7 1 19 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 280 248 24 48 7 3 1 27 0 0 16 52 .195 .245 .258 .504 39 64 6 1 16
WSH (4 yrs) 95 165 155 11 31 6 1 0 19 0 0 4 34 .200 .220 .252 .472 31 39 5 0 5 0 0
NYY (4 yrs) 100 172 143 18 27 2 3 1 14 0 0 15 29 .189 .270 .266 .536 47 38 2 1 14

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
1947 26 NYY AL 27 69 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .513 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $5,000 1 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 28 58 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 1
1949 28 NYY AL 20 14 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $11,250 1
1951 30 NYY AL 25 31 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,000 1
1952 31 WSH AL 22 66 -4 -0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $5,000 1
1953 32 WSH AL 23 69 -7 1 -1 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $14,000 1
1954 33 WSH AL 23 20 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $14,000 1
1955 34 WSH AL 27 10 1 -1 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $10,500 1
8 Seasons 195 337 -26 -0 0 0 36 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .506 .501 1.1 0.0 11 $79,750
WSH (4 yrs) 95 165 -14 -0 -0 0 18 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $43,500
NYY (4 yrs) 100 172 -12 0 1 0 18 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .507 .501 0.7 -0.0 7 $36,250

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
1947 26 NYY AL 69 54 4 2.0 96 .234 .196 .262 .262 .341 .268 .376 .530 .717 48 .204 -4.1 -0.4 .435 .161 .071
1948 27 NYY AL 58 46 3 1.7 105 .194 .149 .272 .259 .357 .234 .393 .493 .750 32 .144 -4.9 -0.5 .439 .213 .085
1949 28 NYY AL 14 9 1 3.0 107 .300 .250 .271 .357 .363 .250 .393 .607 .756 62 .310 -0.6 -0.1 .556 .167 .000
1951 30 NYY AL 31 23 2 2.3 99 .250 .214 .263 .267 .343 .321 .385 .588 .728 61 .231 -1.7 -0.2 .500 .179 .107 .0
1952 31 WSH AL 66 51 4 2.1 94 .319 .238 .257 .262 .336 .270 .375 .531 .710 50 .226 -4.4 -0.5 .380 .063 .032
1953 32 WSH AL 69 58 3 1.4 100 .208 .177 .266 .203 .342 .226 .392 .429 .733 17 .106 -7.5 -0.8 .296 .081 .048
1954 33 WSH AL 20 19 0 0.0 95 .071 .050 .259 .050 .334 .100 .379 .150 .713 -59 .000 -4.3 -0.4 .105 .050 .050
1955 34 WSH AL 10 6 2 8.9 99 .571 .400 .262 .400 .340 .600 .390 1.000 .730 171 .772 1.0 0.1 1.000 .200 .200
8 Yrs 337 266 19 1.9 99 .244 .195 .263 .245 .344 .258 .384 .504 .727 39 .180 -26.5 -2.7 .393 .128 .064 .0
162 Game Avg. 280 221 16 1.9 99 .244 .195 .263 .245 .344 .258 .384 .504 .727 39 .180 -26.5 -2.7 .393 .128 .064
WSH (4 yrs) 165 134 9 1.8 97 .256 .200 .261 .220 .338 .252 .383 .472 .721 31 .169 -15.2 -1.6 .333 .077 .052
NYY (4 yrs) 172 132 10 2.0 100 .230 .189 .266 .270 .349 .266 .385 .536 .734 47 .193 -11.3 -1.2 .458 .182 .077 .0

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
1947 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 3 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0

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
1947 NYY AL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1947 26 NYY AL 69 0.0% 13.0% 7.3% 4.4% 27% 1.80 6.2 56.0 1.15 68%
1948 27 NYY AL 58 0.0% 19.0% 10.3% 3.5% 29% 1.83 4.3 11.8 6.33 62%
1949 28 NYY AL 14 0.0% 14.3% 14.3% 0.0% 0% 1.00 6.0 3.0 0.50 71%
1951 30 NYY AL 31 3.2% 22.6% 6.5% 3.2% 17% 3.50 4.0 28.0 5.6 1.60 65%
1952 31 WSH AL 66 0.0% 24.2% 3.0% 3.0% 13% 8.00 3.9 6.3 1.91 71%
1953 32 WSH AL 69 0.0% 13.0% 2.9% 2.9% 18% 4.50 6.9 10.3 1.94 77%
1954 33 WSH AL 20 0.0% 30.0% 0.0% 5.0% 100% 3.3 20.0 2.25 70%
1955 34 WSH AL 10 0.0% 30.0% 0.0% 20.0% 50% 3.3 5.0 0.50 70%
8 Yrs 337 0.3% 18.7% 5.6% 3.9% 22% 3.32 4.7 298.0 9.0 1.88 69%
MLB Averages 1.9% 10.2% 9.7% 6.4% 28% 1.05 8.7 45.5 8.1 0.97 76%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1947 26 NYY AL -4.1 -0.4 53 -0.0 0.6 -0.6 .85 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.92 -0.0 0
1948 27 NYY AL -4.9 -0.5 37 -0.0 0.5 -0.5 .94 -0.2 0.1 -2.4 -0.2 1.04 -2.7 0
1949 28 NYY AL -0.6 -0.1 11 0.1 0.1 -0.1 .46 0.1 0.1 2.9 0.3 0.92 1.7 0
1951 30 NYY AL -1.7 -0.2 28 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 .77 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0 0.90 -1.0 0
1952 31 WSH AL -4.4 -0.5 67 0.6 1.7 -1.2 1.24 -0.1 0.5 1.2 0.1 1.07 -0.5 0
1953 32 WSH AL -7.5 -0.8 70 -0.4 0.7 -1.1 .84 -0.7 0.2 -5.2 -0.5 0.95 -7.3 0
1954 33 WSH AL -4.3 -0.4 20 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 .94 -0.5 -0.0 -4.9 -0.5 0.95 -5.1 0
1955 34 WSH AL 1.0 0.1 10 0.2 0.3 -0.1 .85 0.1 0.2 1.8 0.2 0.83 0.8 0
8 Yrs -26.5 -2.7 296 -0.3 4.0 -4.4 .93 -1.3 0.9 -6.5 -0.7 0.97 -14.2 0

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
1947 26 NYY AL 2 0 50% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 50% 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 3
1948 27 NYY AL 0 0 29% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1949 28 NYY AL 0 0 20% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1951 30 NYY AL 0 0 57% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 67% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1952 31 WSH AL 3 0 35% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 36% 7 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 3
1953 32 WSH AL 2 0 15% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 40% 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1954 33 WSH AL 0 0 200% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1955 34 WSH AL 0 0 25% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 7 0 36% 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 3 0 3 41% 19 14 4 2 2 0 11 2 9

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
1947 26 NYY AL 53 26% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 8 114% 14 1 7% 12 4 33% 29 1 3% 0 0 1 1 100% 16
1948 27 NYY AL 37 35% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 100% 8 1 13% 9 4 44% 32 4 13% 2 1 50% 2 2 100% 21
1949 28 NYY AL 11 18% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 8 3 38% 1 1 100% 0 0 3
1951 30 NYY AL 28 50% 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0% 6 2 33% 16 4 25% 4 2 50% 1 1 100% 3
1952 31 WSH AL 66 35% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 13 2 15% 11 1 9% 50 11 22% 3 2 67% 0 0 0
1953 32 WSH AL 69 28% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 15 3 20% 10 3 30% 42 6 14% 3 3 100% 0 0 0
1954 33 WSH AL 20 30% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 3 1 33% 12 1 8% 2 1 50% 0 0 0
1955 34 WSH AL 10 30% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 294 32% 58 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 1 1 0 0 17 19 112% 60 7 12% 51 15 29% 192 32 17% 15 10 67% 4 4 100% 43
MLB Averages 50% 93% 12% 32% 15% 51% 55%

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
1947 26 27 69 56 8 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 .196 .262 .268 .530 48 15 1 0 8
1948 27 55 127 103 12 18 2 3 0 5 0 0 11 20 .175 .261 .252 .513 41 26 2 1 13
1949 28 75 141 115 13 21 2 3 0 9 0 0 13 22 .183 .271 .252 .523 43 29 2 1 13
1950 29 75 141 115 13 21 2 3 0 9 0 0 13 22 .183 .271 .252 .523 43 29 2 1 13
1951 30 100 172 143 18 27 2 3 1 14 0 0 15 29 .189 .270 .266 .536 47 38 2 1 14
1952 31 122 238 206 24 42 4 3 1 24 0 0 17 45 .204 .268 .267 .535 48 55 4 1 15
1953 32 145 307 268 26 53 5 4 1 30 0 0 19 54 .198 .253 .257 .511 41 69 7 1 19
1954 33 168 327 288 28 54 6 4 1 31 0 0 19 60 .188 .240 .247 .487 34 71 7 1 19 0
1955 34 195 337 298 29 58 8 4 1 33 0 0 19 63 .195 .245 .258 .504 39 77 7 1 19 0 0

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
1947 26 28 72 59 8 12 2 1 0 1 0 5 9 .203 .266 .271 .537 4 27
1948 27 29 63 50 5 8 0 2 0 5 0 7 11 .160 .276 .240 .516 3 28
1949 28 21 14 12 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 .250 .357 .250 .607 1 20
1951 30 26 32 29 4 6 0 0 1 4 0 2 7 .207 .258 .310 .568 2 25
1952 31 23 70 67 7 17 2 0 0 12 0 2 17 .254 .275 .284 .559 5 22
1953 32 24 71 65 2 12 1 1 0 7 0 2 9 .185 .209 .231 .440 3 23
1954 33 24 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 23
1955 34 28 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000 2 27
8 Yrs 203 353 313 28 62 7 4 1 35 0 20 64 .198 .249 .256 .504 20 195
162 Game Avg. 162 282 250 22 49 6 3 1 28 0 16 51 .198 .249 .256 .504 16 195



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1947 AL (14, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

                           

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