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Earl Smith

Earl Sutton Smith (Oil)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 14, 1897 in Sheridan, AR(All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1919 (Age 22.069)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Giants/Braves/Cardinals 1919-1930

Final Game: September 28, 1930 (Age 33.226)
Died: June 8, 1963 in Little Rock, AR
Buried: Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR
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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
1919 22 NYG NL 21 41 36 5 9 2 1 0 8 1 3 3 .250 .308 .361 .669 101 13 0 1 2/4
1920 23 NYG NL 91 285 262 20 77 7 1 1 30 5 2 18 16 .294 .344 .340 .684 97 89 2 3 2
1921 24 NYG NL 89 261 229 35 77 8 4 10 51 4 3 27 8 .336 .409 .537 .946 147 123 1 4 2
1922 25 NYG NL 90 275 234 29 65 11 4 9 39 1 1 37 12 .278 .383 .474 .858 118 111 3 1 2
1923 26 TOT NL 96 254 225 24 62 16 2 4 23 0 1 26 11 .276 .353 .418 .771 106 94 1 3 2
1923 26 NYG NL 24 39 34 2 7 1 1 1 4 0 0 4 1 .206 .289 .382 .672 76 13 0 1 2
1923 26 BSN NL 72 215 191 22 55 15 1 3 19 0 1 22 10 .288 .364 .424 .789 112 81 1 2 2
1924 27 TOT NL 72 194 170 13 57 13 1 4 29 2 1 19 7 .335 .402 .494 .896 139 84 0 5 2
1924 27 BSN NL 33 66 59 1 16 3 0 0 8 0 1 6 3 .271 .338 .322 .660 82 19 0 1 2
1924 27 PIT NL 39 128 111 12 41 10 1 4 21 2 0 13 4 .369 .435 .586 1.021 169 65 0 4 2
1925 28 PIT NL 109 367 329 34 103 22 3 8 64 4 1 31 13 .313 .374 .471 .845 109 155 1 5 2
1926 29 PIT NL 105 331 292 29 101 17 2 2 46 1 28 7 .346 .407 .438 .845 124 128 2 9 2
1927 30 PIT NL 66 223 189 16 51 3 1 5 25 0 21 11 .270 .346 .376 .722 87 71 1 11 2
1928 31 TOT NL 56 167 143 11 34 8 0 2 18 0 16 11 .238 .314 .336 .650 67 48 0 4 2
1928 31 PIT NL 32 103 85 8 21 6 0 2 11 0 11 7 .247 .333 .388 .722 85 33 0 3 2
1928 31 STL NL 24 64 58 3 13 2 0 0 7 0 5 4 .224 .286 .259 .544 41 15 0 1 2
1929 32 STL NL 57 164 145 9 50 8 0 1 22 0 18 6 .345 .417 .421 .838 106 61 0 1 2
1930 33 STL NL 8 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .231 .000 .231 -39 0 0 0 /2
12 Yrs 860 2575 2264 225 686 115 19 46 355 18 9 247 106 .303 .374 .432 .806 111 977 11 47
162 Game Avg. 162 485 426 42 129 22 4 9 67 3 47 20 .303 .374 .432 .806 111 184 2 9
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
PIT (5 yrs) 351 1152 1006 99 317 58 7 21 167 7 1 104 42 .315 .382 .449 .831 114 452 4 32
NYG (5 yrs) 315 901 795 91 235 29 11 21 132 11 6 89 40 .296 .371 .439 .810 118 349 6 10
STL (3 yrs) 89 241 213 12 63 10 0 1 29 0 26 11 .296 .372 .357 .729 82 76 0 2
BSN (2 yrs) 105 281 250 23 71 18 1 3 27 0 2 28 13 .284 .358 .400 .758 105 100 1 3

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
1919 22 NYG NL 21 41 0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 1 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.1 2 2/4
1920 23 NYG NL 91 285 -0 1 0 1 3 5 0.5 9 14 1.5 .506 .504 1.4 0.5 13 2
1921 24 NYG NL 89 261 16 0 0 -1 3 19 1.8 8 27 2.7 .521 .512 2.8 0.2 28 2
1922 25 NYG NL 90 275 7 0 0 -2 3 8 0.8 8 17 1.6 .509 .505 1.8 0.1 19 2
1923 26 NYG NL 24 39 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 2
1923 26 BSN NL 72 215 4 0 0 0 2 6 0.6 7 13 1.2 .508 .504 1.2 0.2 13 2
1924 27 BSN NL 33 66 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 2
1924 27 PIT NL 39 128 11 1 0 -1 1 12 1.2 4 16 1.6 .531 .507 1.7 -0.0 17 2
1925 28 PIT NL 109 367 5 1 0 1 3 10 0.9 11 22 2.1 .509 .506 2.0 0.4 21 2
1926 29 PIT NL 105 331 11 0 0 0 3 14 1.4 10 25 2.5 .514 .509 2.5 0.2 25 2
1927 30 PIT NL 66 223 -3 0 0 -1 2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .497 .499 0.6 0.1 6 2
1928 31 PIT NL 32 103 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.2 0.1 2 2
1928 31 STL NL 24 64 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 2
1929 32 STL NL 57 164 3 0 0 -1 1 4 0.3 5 8 0.8 .506 .502 0.9 0.0 10 2
1930 33 STL NL 8 13 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .464 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /2
12 Seasons 860 2575 44 4 0 -6 24 66 6.3 79 145 14.4 .508 .504 15.1 1.7 151
PIT (5 yrs) 351 1152 23 2 0 -1 10 34 3.2 36 69 6.8 .510 .505 7.0 0.8 70
NYG (5 yrs) 315 901 22 2 0 -2 10 32 3.1 28 59 6.0 .510 .506 6.2 0.8 61
STL (3 yrs) 89 241 -4 0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .495 .500 0.5 0.0 5
BSN (2 yrs) 105 281 3 -0 0 -1 2 4 0.4 9 13 1.2 .504 .502 1.4 0.1 14

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
1919 22 NYG NL 41 28 4 3.9 82 .273 .250 .264 .308 .319 .361 .347 .669 .666 101 .538 0.0 0.0 .630 .222 .111 .0
1920 23 NYG NL 285 190 30 4.3 90 .310 .294 .277 .344 .330 .340 .368 .684 .698 97 .549 -0.7 -0.1 .599 .126 .046 1.7
1921 24 NYG NL 261 159 49 8.3 107 .318 .336 .299 .409 .350 .537 .412 .946 .762 147 .744 15.8 1.5 .981 .323 .201 5.7
1922 25 NYG NL 275 171 42 6.6 114 .263 .278 .304 .383 .362 .474 .422 .858 .784 118 .629 7.0 0.7 .888 .355 .197 1.8
1923 26 TOT NL 254 167 33 5.3 103 .276 .276 .288 .353 .346 .418 .401 .771 .747 106 .551 2.9 0.3 .732 .253 .142 .0
1923 26 NYG NL 39 28 4 3.8 107 .188 .206 .293 .289 .352 .382 .408 .672 .760 76 .404 -1.4 -0.1 .630 .294 .176 .0
1923 26 BSN NL 215 139 29 5.6 103 .292 .288 .287 .364 .345 .424 .399 .789 .744 112 .575 4.3 0.4 .752 .246 .136 .0
1924 27 TOT NL 194 119 35 7.9 104 .333 .335 .289 .402 .345 .494 .403 .896 .748 139 .732 10.3 1.0 .912 .276 .159 2.7
1924 27 BSN NL 66 45 6 3.6 100 .286 .271 .284 .338 .338 .322 .395 .660 .733 82 .391 -1.2 -0.1 .545 .136 .051
1924 27 PIT NL 128 74 29 10.5 106 .359 .369 .292 .435 .348 .586 .407 1.021 .755 169 .822 11.4 1.1 1.143 .351 .216 2.7
1925 28 PIT NL 367 232 58 6.6 119 .308 .313 .308 .374 .366 .471 .440 .845 .806 109 .620 4.8 0.4 .837 .261 .158 5.3
1926 29 PIT NL 331 200 52 6.9 106 .350 .346 .292 .407 .352 .438 .405 .845 .757 124 .686 11.1 1.1 .832 .192 .092 1.3
1927 30 PIT NL 223 149 24 4.3 111 .266 .270 .300 .346 .359 .376 .414 .722 .773 87 .472 -3.8 -0.4 .674 .217 .106 .0
1928 31 TOT NL 167 113 15 3.6 112 .246 .238 .295 .314 .360 .336 .419 .650 .779 67 .365 -6.8 -0.7 .587 .210 .098 .0
1928 31 PIT NL 103 67 11 4.4 113 .250 .247 .295 .333 .361 .388 .420 .722 .780 85 .460 -1.8 -0.2 .688 .271 .141 .0
1928 31 STL NL 64 46 4 2.3 112 .241 .224 .294 .286 .359 .259 .418 .544 .777 41 .210 -5.0 -0.5 .444 .121 .034
1929 32 STL NL 164 96 25 6.9 123 .355 .345 .308 .417 .373 .421 .449 .838 .822 106 .606 2.4 0.2 .832 .200 .076 .0
1930 33 STL NL 13 10 0 0.0 131 .000 .000 .318 .231 .377 .000 .473 .231 .851 -39 .000 -2.4 -0.2 .300 .300 .000
12 Yrs 2575 1634 367 6.0 108 .303 .303 .295 .374 .353 .432 .411 .806 .765 111 .612 40.6 3.9 .784 .242 .129 25.9
162 Game Avg. 485 308 69 6.0 108 .303 .303 .295 .374 .353 .432 .411 .806 .765 111 .612 8 1 .784 .242 .129 5
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
PIT (5 yrs) 1152 722 174 6.4 112 .314 .315 .299 .382 .358 .449 .419 .831 .778 114 .636 21.7 2.1 .820 .244 .134 10.5
NYG (5 yrs) 901 576 129 6.0 103 .292 .296 .291 .371 .346 .439 .397 .810 .743 118 .638 20.8 2.0 .793 .262 .143 14.4
STL (3 yrs) 241 152 29 5.1 121 .308 .296 .305 .372 .369 .357 .442 .729 .811 82 .480 -5.1 -0.5 .680 .183 .061 .0
BSN (2 yrs) 281 184 35 5.1 102 .291 .284 .286 .358 .344 .400 .398 .758 .742 105 .538 3.2 0.3 .702 .220 .116 .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
1921 ❍ 24 NYG NL WS NYY W 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 ❍ 25 NYG NL WS NYY W 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 1 0 0 0 0
1925 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS WSH W 6 22 20 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .350 .381 .400 .781 8 2 0 1 0 1
1927 30 PIT NL WS NYY L 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 31 STL NL WS NYY L 1 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500 3 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 17 49 46 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 .239 .271 .261 .532 12 3 0 1 0 1
5 WS 17 49 46 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 .239 .271 .261 .532 12 3 0 1 0 1

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
1919 22 NYG NL 41 0.0% 7.3% 7.3% 7.3% 33% 1.00 12.0 4.5 80%
1920 23 NYG NL 285 0.4% 5.6% 6.3% 3.2% 12% 0.89 16.4 262.0 8.7 86%
1921 24 NYG NL 261 3.8% 3.1% 10.3% 8.4% 29% 0.30 28.6 22.9 4.5 81%
1922 25 NYG NL 275 3.3% 4.4% 13.5% 8.7% 37% 0.32 19.5 26.0 6.0 77%
1923 26 TOT NL 254 1.6% 4.3% 10.2% 8.7% 36% 0.42 20.5 56.3 9.8 83%
1923 26 NYG NL 39 2.6% 2.6% 10.3% 7.7% 43% 0.25 34.0 34.0 8.5 82%
1923 26 BSN NL 215 1.4% 4.7% 10.2% 8.8% 35% 0.45 19.1 63.7 10.1 83%
1924 27 TOT NL 194 2.1% 3.6% 9.8% 9.3% 32% 0.37 24.3 42.5 5.9 82%
1924 27 BSN NL 66 0.0% 4.6% 9.1% 4.6% 19% 0.50 19.7 7.4 85%
1924 27 PIT NL 128 3.1% 3.1% 10.2% 11.7% 37% 0.31 27.8 27.8 5.3 80%
1925 28 PIT NL 367 2.2% 3.5% 8.5% 9.0% 32% 0.42 25.3 41.1 5.1 84%
1926 29 PIT NL 331 0.6% 2.1% 8.5% 6.3% 21% 0.25 41.7 146.0 6.3 86%
1927 30 PIT NL 223 2.2% 4.9% 9.4% 4.0% 18% 0.52 17.2 37.8 7.6 78%
1928 31 TOT NL 167 1.2% 6.6% 9.6% 6.0% 29% 0.69 13.0 71.5 7.9 78%
1928 31 PIT NL 103 1.9% 6.8% 10.7% 7.8% 38% 0.64 12.1 42.5 7.7 74%
1928 31 STL NL 64 0.0% 6.3% 7.8% 3.1% 15% 0.80 14.5 8.3 84%
1929 32 STL NL 164 0.6% 3.7% 11.0% 5.5% 18% 0.33 24.2 145.0 6.6 84%
1930 33 STL NL 13 0.0% 7.7% 23.1% 0.0% 0.33 10.0 69%
12 Yrs 2575 1.8% 4.1% 9.6% 7.0% 26% 0.43 21.4 49.2 6.4 82%
MLB Averages 1.1% 7.4% 7.7% 6.6% 26% 0.95 12.0 84.8 7.9 80%
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

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
1919 22 21 41 36 5 9 2 1 0 8 1 3 3 .250 .308 .361 .669 101 13 0 1
1920 23 112 326 298 25 86 9 2 1 38 6 2 21 19 .289 .340 .342 .682 97 102 2 4
1921 24 201 587 527 60 163 17 6 11 89 10 5 48 27 .309 .370 .427 .797 120 225 3 8
1922 25 291 862 761 89 228 28 10 20 128 11 6 85 39 .300 .374 .442 .816 120 336 6 9
1923 26 387 1116 986 113 290 44 12 24 151 11 7 111 50 .294 .370 .436 .806 116 430 7 12
1924 27 459 1310 1156 126 347 57 13 28 180 13 8 130 57 .300 .374 .445 .819 120 514 7 17
1925 28 568 1677 1485 160 450 79 16 36 244 17 9 161 70 .303 .374 .451 .825 117 669 8 22
1926 29 673 2008 1777 189 551 96 18 38 290 18 9 189 77 .310 .380 .449 .828 118 797 10 31
1927 30 739 2231 1966 205 602 99 19 43 315 18 9 210 88 .306 .376 .442 .818 115 868 11 42
1928 31 795 2398 2109 216 636 107 19 45 333 18 9 226 99 .302 .372 .434 .806 112 916 11 46
1929 32 852 2562 2254 225 686 115 19 46 355 18 9 244 105 .304 .375 .433 .809 112 977 11 47
1930 33 860 2575 2264 225 686 115 19 46 355 18 9 247 106 .303 .374 .432 .806 111 977 11 47

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
1919 22 24 48 43 7 12 3 1 0 12 1 4 3 .279 .340 .395 .736 6 21
1920 23 96 307 282 24 87 8 1 1 36 6 20 17 .309 .359 .355 .713 36 91
1921 24 94 274 241 36 80 8 4 10 52 4 28 8 .332 .404 .523 .927 51 89
1922 25 94 278 239 26 62 10 4 9 35 1 35 13 .259 .361 .448 .809 38 90
1923 26 101 264 234 24 63 16 2 4 23 0 26 12 .269 .345 .406 .751 33 96
1924 27 76 204 179 13 60 14 1 4 30 2 20 7 .335 .402 .492 .894 36 72
1925 28 115 371 336 30 97 21 3 8 56 4 29 14 .289 .347 .440 .787 51 109
1926 29 110 340 301 28 101 17 2 2 45 1 28 7 .336 .396 .425 .821 50 105
1927 30 69 229 195 15 50 3 1 5 24 0 21 12 .256 .332 .359 .691 23 66
1928 31 59 169 149 11 34 8 0 2 17 0 16 12 .228 .303 .322 .625 15 56
1929 32 60 162 145 7 45 7 0 1 18 0 16 6 .310 .379 .379 .758 21 57
1930 33 8 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .231 .000 .231 0 8
12 Yrs 906 2659 2354 221 691 115 19 46 348 19 246 112 .294 .363 .417 .780 360 860
162 Game Avg. 162 475 421 40 124 21 3 8 62 3 44 20 .294 .363 .417 .780 64 860

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

Batting Average s c a p y
1926 NL  .346 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1926 NL  .407 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1926 NL  .686 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1926 NL  41.7 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1901), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (851), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (865), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (120th), 14.4 career WAR/13.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Earl Earl Oil Sutton Smith

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