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Earl Smith

Earl Leonard Smith (Sheriff)

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

Born: January 20, 1891 in Oak Hill, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1916 (Age 25.234)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1917 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators/Cubs 1916-1922

Final Game: August 6, 1922 (Age 31.198)
Died: March 13, 1943 in Portsmouth, OH
Buried: Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH
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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
1916 25 CHC NL 14 30 27 2 7 1 1 0 4 1 2 5 .259 .310 .370 .681 100 10 0 1 /O79
1917 26 SLB AL 52 223 199 31 56 7 7 0 10 5 15 21 .281 .332 .387 .719 123 77 0 8 O87
1918 27 SLB AL 89 320 286 28 77 10 5 0 32 13 13 16 .269 .303 .339 .642 97 97 1 19 O78/9
1919 28 SLB AL 88 286 252 21 63 12 5 1 36 1 18 27 .250 .300 .349 .649 81 88 0 15 O9/8
1920 29 SLB AL 103 378 353 45 108 21 8 3 55 11 4 13 18 .306 .336 .436 .772 102 154 3 8 5O/978
1921 30 TOT AL 84 278 258 27 65 9 4 4 26 1 0 13 23 .252 .296 .364 .660 69 94 3 5 O95/87
1921 30 SLB AL 25 83 78 7 26 4 2 2 14 0 0 3 4 .333 .366 .513 .879 117 40 1 1 5/8O
1921 30 WSH AL 59 195 180 20 39 5 2 2 12 1 0 10 19 .217 .266 .300 .566 47 54 2 4 O9/875
1922 31 WSH AL 65 221 205 22 53 12 2 1 23 4 4 8 17 .259 .293 .351 .644 70 72 2 6 O7/95
7 Yrs 495 1736 1580 176 429 72 32 9 186 36 8 82 127 .272 .311 .375 .686 90 592 9 62
162 Game Avg. 162 568 517 58 140 24 10 3 61 12 27 42 .272 .311 .375 .686 90 194 3 20
SLB (5 yrs) 357 1290 1168 132 330 54 27 6 147 30 4 62 86 .283 .321 .390 .712 101 456 5 51
WSH (2 yrs) 124 416 385 42 92 17 4 3 35 5 4 18 36 .239 .280 .327 .607 59 126 4 10
CHC (1 yr) 14 30 27 2 7 1 1 0 4 1 2 5 .259 .310 .370 .681 100 10 0 1
AL (6 yrs) 481 1706 1553 174 422 71 31 9 182 35 8 80 122 .272 .311 .375 .686 90 582 9 61
NL (1 yr) 14 30 27 2 7 1 1 0 4 1 2 5 .259 .310 .370 .681 100 10 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
1916 25 CHC NL 14 30 -0 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 0.0 -0.2 0 /O79
1917 26 SLB AL 52 223 4 -0 0 0 -2 2 0.3 8 10 1.1 .505 .502 1.1 -0.2 10 O87
1918 27 SLB AL 89 320 -2 0 0 0 -3 -5 -0.6 12 7 0.7 .493 .496 0.7 -0.4 7 O78/9
1919 28 SLB AL 88 286 -7 0 0 7 -3 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .497 .498 0.0 0.5 1 O9/8
1920 29 SLB AL 103 378 -0 2 0 0 2 3 0.3 14 18 1.7 .503 .502 1.7 0.2 18 $3,000 5O/978
1921 30 SLB AL 25 83 2 0 0 -2 0 0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 $4,200 5/8O
1921 30 WSH AL 59 195 -15 1 0 1 -2 -15 -1.4 7 -8 -0.7 .475 .491 -0.9 -0.1 -9 O9/875
1922 31 WSH AL 65 221 -9 -0 0 -2 -2 -14 -1.5 8 -6 -0.6 .478 .491 -0.4 -0.5 -4 $4,200 O7/95
7 Seasons 495 1736 -26 2 0 3 -11 -32 -3.3 65 33 3.3 .493 .497 2.9 -0.9 30 $11,400
SLB (5 yrs) 357 1290 -2 2 0 5 -7 -2 -0.2 48 47 4.7 .499 .499 4.1 -0.2 42 $7,200
WSH (2 yrs) 124 416 -24 0 0 -1 -4 -29 -2.9 16 -13 -1.3 .477 .491 -1.2 -0.5 -12 $4,200
CHC (1 yr) 14 30 -0 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 0.0 -0.2 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
1916 CHC NL 25 OF 7 5 4 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0.57 .968 2.14
1916 CHC NL 25 LF 6 5 4 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0.67 .964 2.13
1916 CHC NL 25 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
1917 SLB AL 26 OF 51 51 50 129 114 12 3 5 .977 2.47 .967 2.22
1917 SLB AL 26 CF 29 29 28 65 54 7 4 2 .938 2.10 .972 2.61
1917 SLB AL 26 LF 22 22 22 64 59 5 0 3 1.000 2.91 .964 2.23
1918 SLB AL 27 OF 81 78 72 187 164 14 9 4 .952 2.20 .962 2.26
1918 SLB AL 27 LF 54 53 49 116 100 10 6 3 .948 2.04 .961 2.20
1918 SLB AL 27 CF 25 25 23 70 63 4 3 1 .957 2.68 .967 2.63
1918 SLB AL 27 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.00
1919 SLB AL 28 OF 68 67 63 173 155 13 5 4 .971 2.47 .958 2.26
1919 SLB AL 28 RF 62 61 57 150 135 10 5 2 .967 2.34 .951 1.94
1919 SLB AL 28 CF 6 6 6 23 20 3 0 2 1.000 3.83 .961 2.63
1920 SLB AL 29 3B 70 67 66 239 73 146 20 9 .916 3.13 .946 3.59
1920 SLB AL 29 OF 15 14 14 41 34 4 3 2 .927 2.53 .962 2.25
1920 SLB AL 29 RF 9 8 8 25 19 3 3 1 .880 2.44 .958 1.91
1920 SLB AL 29 LF 6 6 6 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 3.33 .962 2.30
1920 SLB AL 29 CF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.55
1921 TOT AL 30 OF 47 44 39 108 92 10 6 1 .944 2.17 .960 2.33
1921 TOT AL 30 3B 14 13 13 52 21 24 7 1 .865 3.21 .952 3.41
1921 TOT AL 30 CF 7 6 6 18 15 1 2 0 .889 2.29 .962 2.67
1921 SLB AL 30 3B 13 13 13 49 20 23 6 1 .878 3.31 .952 3.41
1921 SLB AL 30 CF 4 4 4 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.00 .962 2.68
1921 SLB AL 30 OF 4 4 4 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.00 .960 2.33
1921 WSH AL 30 OF 43 40 35 99 84 10 5 1 .949 2.19 .960 2.33
1921 WSH AL 30 RF 36 35 31 84 75 7 2 1 .976 2.28 .958 1.96
1921 WSH AL 30 CF 3 2 2 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.67 .962 2.67
1921 WSH AL 30 LF 3 3 2 6 2 2 2 0 .667 1.33 .958 2.37
1921 WSH AL 30 3B 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .953 3.40
1922 WSH AL 31 OF 49 45 44 109 88 12 9 3 .917 2.04 .964 2.31
1922 WSH AL 31 LF 45 42 41 108 88 11 9 3 .917 2.20 .969 2.40
1922 WSH AL 31 RF 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.85
1922 WSH AL 31 3B 2 1 1 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 .950 3.45
7 Seasons OF 318 304 286 752 651 65 36 19 .952 2.25 .962 2.27 136-69-114
6 Seasons LF 136 131 124 319 271 30 18 10 .944 2.21 .964 2.28
6 Seasons RF 114 107 99 260 230 20 10 4 .962 2.19 .954 1.94
3 Seasons 3B 86 81 80 299 98 174 27 10 .910 3.16 .947 3.56
5 Seasons CF 69 66 63 177 153 15 9 5 .949 2.43 .968 2.62
7 Seasons TOT 404 385 366 1051 749 239 63 29 .940 2.45 .958 2.54 136-69-114
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

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  20 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  10 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  6 (5th)
1922 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  3 (4th)
1922 AL  3 (3rd)
Career  10 (84th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  2 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2811), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (349th), 3.3 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 29 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 30 St. Louis Browns $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/WSH
1922 31 Washington Senators $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,400
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 Leonard Sheriff Smith

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