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Denny Sothern

Dennis Elwood Sothern
born Southern

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 20, 1904 in Washington, DC (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1926 (Age 22.233, 5,689th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Robins/Pirates 1926-1931

Last Game: September 21, 1931 (Age 27.244)
Died: December 7, 1977 in Durham, NC
Buried: Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville, NC
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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
1926 22 PHI NL 14 59 53 5 13 1 0 3 10 0 4 10 .245 .310 .434 .744 92 23 1 1 O7/8
1928 24 PHI NL 141 618 579 82 165 27 5 5 38 17 34 53 .285 .327 .375 .702 79 217 2 3 *O8/79
1929 25 PHI NL 76 318 294 52 90 21 3 5 27 13 16 24 .306 .346 .449 .795 91 132 2 6 O8/97
1930 26 TOT NL 107 435 398 70 106 30 1 6 40 8 25 41 .266 .313 .392 .705 65 156 2 10 O8/79
1930 26 PHI NL 90 381 347 66 97 26 1 5 36 6 22 37 .280 .326 .403 .730 70 140 2 10 O8/7
1930 26 PIT NL 17 54 51 4 9 4 0 1 4 2 3 4 .176 .222 .314 .536 28 16 0 0 O8/9
1931 27 BRO NL 19 37 31 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 .161 .257 .194 .451 23 6 0 2 O/87
5 Yrs 357 1467 1355 219 379 80 9 19 115 38 83 136 .280 .325 .394 .719 76 534 7 22
162 Game Avg. 162 666 615 99 172 36 4 9 52 17 38 62 .280 .325 .394 .719 76 242 3 10
PHI (4 yrs) 321 1376 1273 205 365 75 9 18 111 36 76 124 .287 .330 .402 .733 80 512 7 20
PIT (1 yr) 17 54 51 4 9 4 0 1 4 2 3 4 .176 .222 .314 .536 28 16 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 19 37 31 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 .161 .257 .194 .451 23 6 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
1926 22 PHI NL 14 59 -1 0 0 1 -1 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 O7/8
1928 24 PHI NL 141 618 -19 -0 0 -5 -3 -27 -2.9 19 -8 -1.0 .480 .483 -0.4 -0.9 -3 *O8/79
1929 25 PHI NL 76 318 -5 1 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.7 10 2 0.2 .490 .495 0.4 -0.3 4 O8/97
1930 26 PHI NL 90 381 -19 -0 0 -3 -2 -24 -2.1 12 -12 -1.0 .477 .487 -0.6 -0.4 -9 O8/7
1930 26 PIT NL 17 54 -6 0 0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .466 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -5 O8/9
1931 27 BRO NL 19 37 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 O/87
5 Seasons 357 1467 -54 1 0 -9 -8 -70 -6.8 45 -25 -2.3 .481 .489 -1.2 -1.7 -16
PHI (4 yrs) 321 1376 -44 1 0 -9 -7 -60 -5.8 42 -17 -1.6 .482 .488 -0.5 -1.6 -8
PIT (1 yr) 17 54 -6 0 0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .466 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -5
BRO (1 yr) 19 37 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3

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 Awards
1926 PHI NL 22 OF 13 12 11 40 38 1 1 0 .975 3.00 .965 2.42
1926 PHI NL 22 LF 11 10 9 39 37 1 1 0 .974 3.45 .961 2.21
1926 PHI NL 22 CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 2.87
1928 PHI NL 24 OF 136 129 127 391 358 19 14 7 .964 2.77 .972 2.47
1928 PHI NL 24 CF 126 124 122 376 343 19 14 7 .963 2.87 .976 2.91
1928 PHI NL 24 LF 9 5 5 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.56 .972 2.24
1928 PHI NL 24 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
1929 PHI NL 25 OF 71 68 66 209 193 9 7 2 .967 2.85 .973 2.47
1929 PHI NL 25 CF 63 62 60 192 176 9 7 2 .964 2.94 .976 2.94
1929 PHI NL 25 RF 6 6 6 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 .971 2.37
1929 PHI NL 25 LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.10
1930 TOT NL 26 OF 97 90 85 275 251 15 9 3 .967 2.74 .968 2.40
1930 TOT NL 26 CF 93 87 84 268 244 15 9 3 .966 2.78 .971 2.78
1930 PHI NL 26 OF 84 79 76 240 217 15 8 3 .967 2.76 .968 2.40
1930 PHI NL 26 CF 81 77 75 233 210 15 8 3 .966 2.78 .971 2.78
1930 PHI NL 26 LF 3 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .969 2.00
1930 PIT NL 26 OF 13 11 9 35 34 0 1 0 .971 2.62 .968 2.40
1930 PIT NL 26 CF 12 10 9 35 34 0 1 0 .971 2.83 .971 2.78
1930 PIT NL 26 RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1931 BRO NL 27 OF 10 7 6 24 23 0 1 0 .958 2.30 .973 2.48
1931 BRO NL 27 CF 7 5 4 14 13 0 1 0 .929 1.86 .974 2.89
1931 BRO NL 27 LF 3 2 2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 3.33 .976 2.20
5 Seasons OF 327 306 295 939 863 44 32 12 .966 2.77 .971 2.45
5 Seasons CF 292 280 272 851 777 43 31 12 .964 2.81 .974 2.87
5 Seasons LF 28 19 17 71 69 1 1 0 .986 2.50 .966 2.19
3 Seasons RF 8 7 6 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 2.13 .971 2.36
5 Seasons TOT 327 306 295 939 863 44 32 12 .966 2.77 .971 2.45
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1928 NL  53 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1928 NL  17 (7th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  126 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  343 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  19 (1st)
1929 NL  9 (5th)
1930 NL  15 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (1st)
1929 NL  7 (5th)
1930 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  7 (1st)
1929 NL  2 (5th)
1930 NL  3 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  358 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  19 (1st)
1930 NL  15 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  2.87 (3rd)
1930 NL  2.78 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  .963 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  2.77 (4th)
1930 NL  2.74 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (1058th), -2.3 career WAR/-2.3 7yr-peak WAR/-2.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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