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Roy Smalley

Roy Frederick Smalley Jr.

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 9, 1926 in Springfield, MO
High School: Springfield HS (Springfield, MO)
Schools: Drury University (Springfield, MO), Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 21.316, 8,037th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Braves 1948-1958

Last Game: April 21, 1958 (Age 31.316)
Died: October 22, 2011 in Sahuarita, AZ
Relatives: Father of Roy Smalley and Brother-In-Law of Gene Mauch
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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
1948 22 CHC NL 124 387 361 25 78 11 4 4 36 0 23 76 .216 .265 .302 .567 56 109 11 1 2 *6
1949 23 CHC NL 135 518 477 57 117 21 10 8 35 2 36 77 .245 .304 .382 .685 86 182 12 4 2 *6
1950 24 CHC NL 154 617 557 58 128 21 9 21 85 2 49 114 .230 .297 .413 .710 85 230 11 4 6 *6
1951 25 CHC NL 79 266 238 24 55 7 4 8 31 0 0 25 53 .231 .304 .395 .699 85 94 6 0 3 6
1952 26 CHC NL 87 293 261 36 58 14 1 5 30 0 0 29 58 .222 .305 .341 .646 78 89 5 2 1 6
1953 27 CHC NL 82 288 253 20 63 9 0 6 25 0 0 28 57 .249 .329 .356 .684 77 90 4 2 5 6
1954 28 MLN NL 25 42 36 5 8 0 0 1 7 0 0 4 9 .222 .310 .306 .615 66 11 2 1 0 1 /643
1955 29 PHI NL 92 308 260 33 51 11 1 7 39 0 0 39 58 .196 .304 .327 .631 69 85 11 2 5 2 2 6/45
1956 30 PHI NL 65 194 168 14 38 9 3 0 16 0 0 23 29 .226 .323 .315 .638 75 53 4 1 2 0 4 6
1957 31 PHI NL 28 33 31 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 9 .161 .212 .323 .535 43 10 0 1 0 0 0 6
1958 32 PHI NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
11 Yrs 872 2948 2644 277 601 103 33 61 305 4 0 257 541 .227 .300 .360 .660 77 953 66 18 26 3 6
162 Game Avg. 162 548 491 51 112 19 6 11 57 1 48 101 .227 .300 .360 .660 77 177 12 3 5
CHC (6 yrs) 661 2369 2147 220 499 83 28 52 242 4 0 190 435 .232 .299 .370 .669 79 794 49 13 19
PHI (4 yrs) 186 537 461 52 94 20 5 8 56 0 0 63 97 .204 .304 .321 .625 69 148 15 4 7 2 6
MLN (1 yr) 25 42 36 5 8 0 0 1 7 0 0 4 9 .222 .310 .306 .615 66 11 2 1 0 1

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
1948 22 CHC NL 124 387 -22 0 -0 0 7 -16 -1.7 15 -1 -0.2 .486 .490 -0.1 0.7 -1 $4,800 *6
1949 23 CHC NL 135 518 -11 -2 -1 -6 9 -10 -1.1 20 10 0.9 .492 .493 1.6 0.3 16 $7,500 *6
1950 24 CHC NL 154 617 -15 -1 -1 -2 10 -8 -1.0 23 15 1.4 .495 .495 1.7 0.8 17 $10,000 *6
1951 25 CHC NL 79 266 -6 -1 -1 -3 4 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.3 .491 .496 0.7 0.1 7 $15,000 6
1952 26 CHC NL 87 293 -8 1 -0 -5 5 -8 -0.9 11 4 0.3 .491 .495 0.9 -0.0 8 $15,000 6
1953 27 CHC NL 82 288 -7 -0 0 -11 5 -14 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .483 .491 0.8 -0.7 8 $12,500 6
1954 28 MLN NL 25 42 -1 0 -1 -2 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .493 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $11,750 /643
1955 29 PHI NL 92 308 -13 1 -2 5 5 -4 -0.6 12 7 0.6 .495 .497 0.2 0.9 3 $11,750 6/45
1956 30 PHI NL 65 194 -8 -0 -0 2 3 -3 -0.4 7 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.2 0.4 3 $12,500 6
1957 31 PHI NL 28 33 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $12,500 6
1958 32 PHI NL 1 2 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .366 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 $12,500 /6
11 Seasons 872 2948 -93 -2 -6 -24 49 -76 -8.6 113 37 2.9 .491 .494 6.0 2.1 61 $125,800
CHC (6 yrs) 661 2369 -69 -3 -3 -27 39 -63 -6.9 91 28 2.4 .490 .493 5.5 1.1 55 $64,800
PHI (4 yrs) 186 537 -23 1 -2 5 9 -11 -1.5 20 9 0.6 .494 .498 0.4 1.2 4 $49,250
MLN (1 yr) 25 42 -1 0 -1 -2 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .493 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $11,750

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1948 CHC NL 22 SS 124 106 89 574 189 351 34 70 .941 4.35 .959 4.98
1949 CHC NL 23 SS 132 132 123 742 265 438 39 91 .947 5.33 .961 5.04
1950 CHC NL 24 SS 154 154 147 1360.0 924 332 541 51 115 .945 5.78 5.67 .961 5.22 5.16
1951 CHC NL 25 SS 74 71 62 615.0 322 117 190 15 42 .953 4.49 4.15 .955 4.89 4.87
1952 CHC NL 26 SS 82 79 70 701.2 356 139 200 17 33 .952 4.35 4.13 .960 5.04 5.00
1953 CHC NL 27 SS 77 73 69 641.0 369 153 191 25 39 .932 -11 -21 4.83 4.47 .958 5.04 4.94
1954 MLN NL 28 SS 9 0 0 37.2 20 9 10 1 5 .950 -1 -25 4.54 2.11 .959 5.16 5.12
1954 MLN NL 28 2B 7 4 3 44.0 28 13 15 0 5 1.000 -1 -27 5.73 4.00 .976 5.56 5.54
1954 MLN NL 28 1B 2 1 1 11.0 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 0 11 12.27 7.50 .991 9.82 9.75
1955 PHI NL 29 SS 87 79 74 706.0 350 136 205 9 32 .974 5 8 4.35 3.92 .964 5.02 4.98
1955 PHI NL 29 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1955 PHI NL 29 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 3.00 3.00 .950 3.10 3.10
1956 PHI NL 30 SS 60 53 44 472.0 235 81 142 12 32 .949 2 5 4.25 3.72 .962 4.94 4.89
1957 PHI NL 31 SS 20 6 4 83.0 34 11 21 2 5 .941 -1 -16 3.47 1.60 .958 4.83 4.85
1958 PHI NL 32 SS 1 0 0 6.0 7 3 2 2 1 .714 -1 -160 7.50 5.00 .964 5.10 5.10
11 Seasons SS 820 753 682 4622.1 3933 1435 2291 207 465 .947 -7 -2 4.83 4.54 .960 5.06 5.00
2 Seasons 2B 8 4 3 45.0 28 13 15 0 5 1.000 -1 -27 5.60 3.50 .976 5.56 5.52
1 Season 1B 2 1 1 11.0 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 0 11 12.27 7.50 .991 9.82 9.75
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 3.00 3.00 .950 3.10 3.10
11 Seasons TOT 831 759 687 4687.1 3979 1464 2308 207 471 .948 -8 -2 4.86 4.54 .960 5.07 5.02
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

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 NL  154 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1949 NL  10 (6th)
1950 NL  9 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 NL  76 (4th)
1949 NL  77 (2nd)
1950 NL  114 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1950 NL  446 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1950 NL  541 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1948 NL  34 (1st)
1949 NL  39 (1st)
1950 NL  51 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1950 NL  154 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1949 NL  265 (3rd)
1950 NL  332 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1949 NL  438 (5th)
1950 NL  541 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1948 NL  34 (1st)
1949 NL  39 (1st)
1950 NL  51 (1st)
1953 NL  25 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1949 NL  91 (4th)
1950 NL  115 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (5th)
1956 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1950 NL  5.78 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1949 NL  5.33 (1st)
1950 NL  5.67 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1950 NL  .945 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (285th), 2.9 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 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
1948 22 Chicago Cubs $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 23 Chicago Cubs $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 24 Chicago Cubs $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 25 Chicago Cubs $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 26 Chicago Cubs $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 27 Chicago Cubs $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 28 Milwaukee Braves $11,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 29 Philadelphia Phillies $11,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 30 Philadelphia Phillies $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 31 Philadelphia Phillies $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 32 Philadelphia Phillies $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$125,800
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: Roy Frederick Jr. Roy Smalley smally

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