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Earl Sheely

Earl Homer Sheely (Whitey)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 12, 1893 in Bushnell, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1921 (Age 28.061)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1921 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Braves/Pirates 1921-1931

Final Game: September 27, 1931 (Age 38.227)
Died: September 16, 1952 in Seattle, WA
Buried: East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA
Relatives: Father of Bud Sheely
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #722. Shannon Stewart… #723. Alvin Davis… #724. Gus Suhr… #725. EARL SHEELY… #726. John Roseboro… #727. Edwin Encarnacion… #728. Bill Mueller… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1921 28 CHW AL 154 653 563 68 171 25 6 11 95 4 9 57 34 .304 .375 .428 .803 106 241 7 20 *3
1922 29 CHW AL 149 620 526 72 167 37 4 6 80 4 6 60 27 .317 .393 .437 .830 117 230 5 29 *3
1923 30 CHW AL 156 683 570 74 169 25 3 4 88 5 5 79 30 .296 .387 .372 .759 102 212 5 26 *3
1924 31 CHW AL 146 656 535 84 171 34 3 3 103 7 4 95 28 .320 .426 .411 .837 119 220 4 28 *3
1925 32 CHW AL 153 700 600 93 189 43 3 9 111 3 3 68 23 .315 .389 .442 .831 115 265 5 26 *3 MVP-6
1926 33 CHW AL 145 628 525 77 157 40 2 6 87 3 1 75 13 .299 .394 .417 .811 114 219 7 20 *3
1927 34 CHW AL 45 157 129 11 27 3 0 2 16 1 3 20 5 .209 .320 .279 .599 58 36 1 7 3
1929 36 PIT NL 139 585 485 63 142 22 4 6 88 6 75 24 .293 .392 .392 .784 92 190 4 21 *3
1931 38 BSN NL 147 586 538 30 147 15 2 1 77 0 34 21 .273 .319 .314 .633 73 169 2 12 *3
9 Yrs 1234 5268 4471 572 1340 244 27 48 745 33 31 563 205 .300 .383 .399 .782 104 1782 40 189
162 Game Avg. 162 692 587 75 176 32 4 6 98 4 74 27 .300 .383 .399 .782 104 234 5 25
CHW (7 yrs) 948 4097 3448 479 1051 207 21 41 580 27 31 454 160 .305 .391 .413 .804 110 1423 34 156
PIT (1 yr) 139 585 485 63 142 22 4 6 88 6 75 24 .293 .392 .392 .784 92 190 4 21
BSN (1 yr) 147 586 538 30 147 15 2 1 77 0 34 21 .273 .319 .314 .633 73 169 2 12
AL (7 yrs) 948 4097 3448 479 1051 207 21 41 580 27 31 454 160 .305 .391 .413 .804 110 1423 34 156
NL (2 yrs) 286 1171 1023 93 289 37 6 7 165 6 109 45 .283 .355 .351 .706 83 359 6 33

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
1921 28 CHW AL 154 653 7 -2 0 3 -7 2 0.2 25 26 2.6 .501 .501 2.2 -0.3 23 $4,000 *3
1922 29 CHW AL 149 620 16 -1 0 7 -6 16 1.5 23 39 3.9 .511 .510 3.2 -0.0 32 $5,000 *3
1923 30 CHW AL 156 683 6 0 0 5 -7 5 0.4 26 30 3.0 .503 .503 2.5 -0.2 25 $5,500 *3
1924 31 CHW AL 146 656 23 1 0 -5 -7 12 1.2 24 36 3.6 .508 .507 4.0 -1.1 41 $6,000 *3
1925 32 CHW AL 153 700 17 1 0 2 -7 13 1.2 25 38 3.7 .508 .507 3.5 -0.5 36 $6,500 *3 MVP-6
1926 33 CHW AL 145 628 16 1 0 3 -7 13 1.3 24 37 3.7 .509 .508 3.4 -0.3 34 $8,000 *3
1927 34 CHW AL 45 157 -7 -1 0 -2 -2 -12 -1.2 6 -6 -0.6 .474 .493 -0.4 -0.4 -4 $8,500 3
1929 36 PIT NL 139 585 -1 -1 0 0 -6 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.0 -0.6 10 *3
1931 38 BSN NL 147 586 -17 1 0 0 -7 -23 -2.5 18 -5 -0.6 .483 .485 -0.6 -0.7 -5 *3
9 Seasons 1234 5268 59 0 0 13 -56 16 1.3 189 205 20.2 .501 .502 19.0 -4.1 192 $43,500
CHW (7 yrs) 948 4097 78 -0 0 13 -43 48 4.6 153 201 19.8 .505 .505 18.5 -2.8 188 $43,500
PIT (1 yr) 139 585 -1 -1 0 0 -6 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.0 -0.6 10
BSN (1 yr) 147 586 -17 1 0 0 -7 -23 -2.5 18 -5 -0.6 .483 .485 -0.6 -0.7 -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
1921 CHW AL 28 1B 154 154 154 1778 1637 119 22 135 .988 11.40 .991 10.63
1922 CHW AL 29 1B 149 149 147 1627 1512 103 12 114 .993 10.84 .991 10.80
1923 CHW AL 30 1B 156 156 154 1673 1563 96 14 113 .992 10.63 .990 10.59
1924 CHW AL 31 1B 146 146 144 1516 1423 79 14 97 .991 10.29 .989 10.49
1925 CHW AL 32 1B 153 153 151 1680 1565 95 20 136 .988 10.85 .988 10.46 MVP-6
1926 CHW AL 33 1B 144 142 135 1478 1386 84 8 87 .995 10.21 .990 10.77
1927 CHW AL 34 1B 36 34 30 336 315 15 6 25 .982 9.17 .988 10.71
1929 PIT NL 36 1B 139 137 131 1380 1292 83 5 102 .996 9.89 .989 10.47
1931 BSN NL 38 1B 143 143 119 1456 1374 70 12 108 .992 10.10 .990 10.11
9 Seasons 1B 1220 1214 1165 12924 12067 744 113 917 .991 10.50 .990 10.55
9 Seasons TOT 1220 1214 1165 12924 12067 744 113 917 .991 10.50 .990 10.55
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (6, 27%)
0.27 Career Shares (653rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
Career  .300 (205th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1924 AL  .426 (6th)
Career  .383 (153rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (2nd)
1923 AL  156 (1st)
1925 AL  153 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1925 AL  600 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1923 AL  683 (9th)
1925 AL  700 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  189 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1922 AL  37 (5th)
1925 AL  43 (2nd)
1926 AL  40 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1924 AL  103 (8th)
1925 AL  111 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1923 AL  79 (7th)
1924 AL  95 (3rd)
1926 AL  75 (9th)
1929 NL  75 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1925 AL  134 (8th)
1931 NL  129 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  55 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1923 AL  253 (10th)
1924 AL  270 (6th)
1925 AL  262 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1921 AL  7 (8th)
1926 AL  7 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1922 AL  29 (7th)
1923 AL  26 (9th)
1924 AL  28 (7th)
1925 AL  26 (6th)
1929 NL  21 (10th)
Career  189 (92nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1926 AL  40.4 (4th)
1931 NL  25.6 (8th)
Career  21.8 (87th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1925 AL  440 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1921 AL  1,637 (1st)
1922 AL  1,512 (2nd)
1923 AL  1,563 (1st)
1924 AL  1,423 (3rd)
1925 AL  1,565 (1st)
1926 AL  1,386 (5th)
1931 NL  1,374 (3rd)
Career  12,067 (90th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (1st)
1922 AL  149 (2nd)
1923 AL  156 (1st)
1924 AL  146 (3rd)
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1926 AL  144 (5th)
1931 NL  143 (4th)
Career  1,220 (99th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  1,637 (1st)
1922 AL  1,512 (2nd)
1923 AL  1,563 (1st)
1924 AL  1,423 (3rd)
1925 AL  1,565 (1st)
1926 AL  1,386 (5th)
1931 NL  1,374 (3rd)
Career  12,067 (80th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  119 (1st)
1922 AL  103 (2nd)
1923 AL  96 (1st)
1925 AL  95 (4th)
1926 AL  84 (5th)
1929 NL  83 (5th)
1931 NL  70 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  22 (1st)
1923 AL  14 (3rd)
1924 AL  14 (4th)
1925 AL  20 (3rd)
1931 NL  12 (5th)
Career  113 (95th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  135 (1st)
1922 AL  114 (3rd)
1923 AL  113 (1st)
1925 AL  136 (1st)
1931 NL  108 (4th)
Career  917 (99th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1921 AL  11.40 (1st)
1922 AL  10.84 (3rd)
1923 AL  10.63 (5th)
1924 AL  10.29 (5th)
1925 AL  10.85 (1st)
1931 NL  10.10 (3rd)
Career  10.50 (35th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1922 AL  .993 (4th)
1923 AL  .992 (4th)
1924 AL  .991 (5th)
1926 AL  .995 (1st)
1929 NL  .996 (1st)
1931 NL  .992 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1931 NL  born 1893-02-12 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 29 (827), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (851), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (865), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (112th), 20.2 career WAR/21.4 7yr-peak WAR/20.8 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1921 28 Chicago White Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 29 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 30 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 31 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 32 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 33 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 34 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$43,500
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: Earl Earl Homer Whitey Sheely

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