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Chick Shorten

Charles Henry Shorten

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 19, 1892 in Scranton, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1915 (Age 23.156)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1917 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Browns/Reds 1915-1924

Final Game: September 24, 1924 (Age 32.158)
Died: October 23, 1965 in Scranton, PA
Buried: Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, PA
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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 23 BOS AL 6 14 14 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .214 .286 .500 51 4 0 0 /O89
1916 24 BOS AL 53 124 112 14 33 2 1 0 11 1 10 8 .295 .352 .330 .683 104 37 0 1 O87/9
1917 25 BOS AL 69 187 168 12 30 4 2 0 16 2 10 10 .179 .229 .226 .455 39 38 1 9 O87/9
1919 27 DET AL 95 315 270 37 85 9 3 0 22 5 22 13 .315 .366 .370 .737 109 100 0 21 O98/7
1920 28 DET AL 116 410 364 35 105 9 6 1 40 2 4 28 14 .288 .339 .354 .694 86 129 0 18 O98
1921 29 DET AL 92 242 217 33 59 11 3 0 23 2 3 20 11 .272 .333 .350 .684 75 76 0 6 O89/7
1922 30 SLB AL 55 152 131 22 36 12 5 2 16 0 1 16 8 .275 .354 .489 .842 114 64 0 5 O89/7
1924 32 CIN NL 41 75 69 7 19 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 .275 .315 .319 .634 71 22 0 2 O7/9
8 Yrs 527 1519 1345 161 370 51 20 3 134 12 8 110 68 .275 .330 .349 .680 87 470 1 62
162 Game Avg. 162 467 413 49 114 16 6 1 41 4 34 21 .275 .330 .349 .680 87 144 0 19
BOS (3 yrs) 128 325 294 27 66 7 3 0 27 3 0 20 20 .224 .276 .269 .545 65 79 1 10
DET (3 yrs) 303 967 851 105 249 29 12 1 85 9 7 70 38 .293 .346 .358 .705 90 305 0 45
CIN (1 yr) 41 75 69 7 19 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 .275 .315 .319 .634 71 22 0 2
SLB (1 yr) 55 152 131 22 36 12 5 2 16 0 1 16 8 .275 .354 .489 .842 114 64 0 5
AL (7 yrs) 486 1444 1276 154 351 48 20 3 128 12 8 106 66 .275 .331 .351 .682 88 448 1 60
NL (1 yr) 41 75 69 7 19 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 .275 .315 .319 .634 71 22 0 2

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 23 BOS AL 6 14 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 /O89
1916 24 BOS AL 53 124 1 -0 0 -3 -1 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .492 .497 0.4 -0.5 4 O87/9
1917 25 BOS AL 69 187 -11 -0 0 0 -2 -13 -1.6 7 -6 -0.9 .477 .490 -0.9 -0.2 -6 O87/9
1919 27 DET AL 95 315 4 -0 0 -1 -3 -1 -0.0 12 11 1.2 .499 .500 1.2 -0.4 12 O98/7
1920 28 DET AL 116 410 -6 -0 0 0 -4 -10 -1.0 15 5 0.5 .491 .494 0.5 -0.4 5 $4,800 O98
1921 29 DET AL 92 242 -8 -0 0 -3 -2 -13 -1.2 9 -4 -0.3 .487 .493 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $6,000 O89/7
1922 30 SLB AL 55 152 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 6 7 0.6 .502 .501 0.7 -0.2 7 $5,500 O89/7
1924 32 CIN NL 41 75 -3 0 0 -2 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1 O7/9
8 Seasons 527 1519 -21 -1 0 -9 -14 -45 -4.9 57 12 0.8 .491 .495 1.7 -2.4 21 $16,300
BOS (3 yrs) 128 325 -11 -0 0 -3 -3 -17 -2.2 12 -5 -0.9 .483 .494 -0.5 -0.7 -2
DET (3 yrs) 303 967 -10 -1 0 -4 -9 -24 -2.2 36 13 1.3 .492 .495 1.7 -1.2 17 $10,800
CIN (1 yr) 41 75 -3 0 0 -2 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1
SLB (1 yr) 55 152 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 6 7 0.6 .502 .501 0.7 -0.2 7 $5,500

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
1916 ❍ 24 BOS AL WS BRO W 2 8 7 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 .571 .571 .571 1.143 4 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 .571 .571 .571 1.143 4 0 0 1 0 0

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
1915 BOS AL 23 OF 5 2 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.40 .959 2.04
1915 BOS AL 23 CF 4 2 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.75 .954 2.45
1915 BOS AL 23 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.60
1916 BOS AL 24 OF 33 22 15 46 46 0 0 0 1.000 1.39 .963 2.12
1916 BOS AL 24 CF 19 13 9 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.58 .969 2.45
1916 BOS AL 24 LF 13 8 6 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .961 2.22
1916 BOS AL 24 RF 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .960 1.70
1917 BOS AL 25 OF 43 35 29 86 82 2 2 0 .977 1.95 .967 2.22
1917 BOS AL 25 CF 25 22 19 63 59 2 2 0 .968 2.44 .972 2.61
1917 BOS AL 25 LF 11 9 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.27 .964 2.23
1917 BOS AL 25 RF 8 4 4 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.13 .961 1.81
1919 DET AL 27 OF 75 71 66 149 143 2 4 2 .973 1.93 .958 2.26
1919 DET AL 27 RF 56 54 49 103 98 1 4 1 .961 1.77 .951 1.94
1919 DET AL 27 CF 18 16 16 46 45 1 0 1 1.000 2.56 .961 2.64
1919 DET AL 27 LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1920 DET AL 28 OF 99 98 87 184 168 14 2 4 .989 1.84 .962 2.25
1920 DET AL 28 RF 65 64 54 103 91 10 2 4 .981 1.55 .958 1.91
1920 DET AL 28 CF 36 34 33 81 77 4 0 0 1.000 2.25 .966 2.55
1921 DET AL 29 OF 51 42 39 106 101 3 2 2 .981 2.04 .960 2.33
1921 DET AL 29 CF 36 32 32 90 87 2 1 1 .989 2.47 .962 2.67
1921 DET AL 29 RF 12 8 7 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1.00 .958 1.96
1921 DET AL 29 LF 3 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .957 2.37
1922 SLB AL 30 OF 31 27 25 60 58 2 0 1 1.000 1.94 .964 2.31
1922 SLB AL 30 CF 14 13 11 31 30 1 0 0 1.000 2.21 .968 2.70
1922 SLB AL 30 RF 11 9 9 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.18 .954 1.85
1922 SLB AL 30 LF 7 5 5 16 15 1 0 1 1.000 2.29 .969 2.40
1924 CIN NL 32 OF 15 10 9 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 0.93 .965 2.39
1924 CIN NL 32 LF 11 7 6 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .964 2.26
1924 CIN NL 32 RF 4 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .967 2.05
8 Seasons OF 352 307 272 652 617 25 10 9 .985 1.82 .962 2.26 46-152-159
8 Seasons RF 159 143 126 247 228 12 7 6 .972 1.51 .955 1.91
7 Seasons CF 152 132 122 348 334 11 3 2 .991 2.27 .966 2.60
6 Seasons LF 46 32 24 57 55 2 0 1 1.000 1.24 .964 2.27
8 Seasons TOT 352 307 272 652 617 25 10 9 .985 1.82 .962 2.26 46-152-159
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.
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

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  4 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (424th), 0.8 career WAR/1.6 7yr-peak WAR/1.2 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
1920 28 Detroit Tigers $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 29 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 30 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,300
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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