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Stan Spence

Stanley Orville Spence

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

Born: March 20, 1915 in South Portsmouth, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: June 8, 1940 (Age 25.080)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Browns 1940-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 34.196)
Died: January 9, 1983 in Kinston, NC
Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #737. Oscar Gamble… #738. Carl Reynolds… #739. Johnny Mostil… #740. STAN SPENCE… #741. Curt Walker… #742. Norm Siebern… #743. Ned Williamson… 

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
1940 25 BOS AL 51 72 68 5 19 2 1 2 13 0 1 4 9 .279 .319 .426 .746 88 29 1 0 0 O/97
1941 26 BOS AL 86 227 203 22 47 10 3 2 28 1 0 18 14 .232 .304 .340 .643 69 69 3 3 3 O798/3
1942 ★ 27 WSH AL 149 696 629 94 203 27 15 4 79 5 2 62 16 .323 .384 .432 .817 130 272 7 1 4 *8O/9 AS,MVP-8
1943 28 WSH AL 149 663 570 72 152 23 10 12 88 8 1 84 39 .267 .366 .405 .771 129 231 9 5 4 *8O
1944 ★ 29 WSH AL 153 669 592 83 187 31 8 18 100 3 7 69 28 .316 .391 .486 .877 155 288 5 4 4 *8O/3 AS,MVP-8
1946 ★ 31 WSH AL 152 652 578 83 169 50 10 16 87 1 7 62 31 .292 .365 .497 .861 145 287 14 4 8 *8O AS,MVP-23
1947 ★ 32 WSH AL 147 588 506 62 141 22 6 16 73 2 2 81 41 .279 .378 .441 .819 130 223 11 0 1 *8O AS,MVP-19
1948 33 BOS AL 114 476 391 71 92 17 4 12 61 0 2 82 33 .235 .368 .391 .759 98 153 7 0 4 O973
1949 34 TOT AL 111 402 334 49 80 14 3 13 46 1 1 58 37 .240 .355 .416 .771 100 139 10 2 8 879/3
1949 34 BOS AL 7 26 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 .150 .346 .200 .546 42 4 0 0 0 /O98
1949 34 SLB AL 104 376 314 46 77 13 3 13 45 1 1 52 36 .245 .356 .430 .786 103 135 10 2 8 O87/93
9 Yrs 1112 4445 3871 541 1090 196 60 95 575 21 23 520 248 .282 .369 .437 .806 125 1691 67 19 36
162 Game Avg. 162 648 564 79 159 29 9 14 84 3 3 76 36 .282 .369 .437 .806 125 246 10 3 5
WSH (5 yrs) 750 3268 2875 394 852 153 49 66 427 19 19 358 155 .296 .377 .453 .829 138 1301 46 14 21
BOS (4 yrs) 258 801 682 101 161 30 8 16 103 1 3 110 57 .236 .345 .374 .719 87 255 11 3 7
SLB (1 yr) 104 376 314 46 77 13 3 13 45 1 1 52 36 .245 .356 .430 .786 103 135 10 2 8

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
1940 25 BOS AL 51 72 -1 -0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .490 .497 -0.0 -0.3 -0 $3,000 O/97
1941 26 BOS AL 86 227 -9 0 0 0 -2 -11 -1.1 8 -3 -0.3 .487 .493 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $4,000 O798/3
1942 ★ 27 WSH AL 149 696 25 1 0 -16 -1 9 1.0 18 28 2.8 .507 .506 4.5 -1.8 44 *8O/9 AS,MVP-8
1943 28 WSH AL 149 663 22 2 0 -1 -1 22 2.5 18 40 4.4 .517 .516 4.5 -0.2 41 *8O
1944 ★ 29 WSH AL 153 669 42 -2 0 -1 -1 38 4.1 19 57 6.0 .527 .525 6.1 -0.2 58 *8O/3 AS,MVP-8
1946 ★ 31 WSH AL 152 652 34 -2 0 -4 -1 27 2.9 20 47 4.9 .519 .518 5.3 -0.5 51 *8O AS,MVP-23
1947 ★ 32 WSH AL 147 588 21 0 0 -3 -1 18 1.8 17 35 3.6 .513 .512 3.9 -0.5 38 *8O AS,MVP-19
1948 33 BOS AL 114 476 0 -2 2 2 -5 -3 -0.2 14 11 1.1 .498 .498 0.9 -0.3 9 $17,000 O973
1949 34 BOS AL 7 26 -1 -1 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .468 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $15,000 /O98
1949 34 SLB AL 104 376 1 0 -1 -6 -2 -8 -0.8 11 3 0.3 .492 .495 0.9 -0.8 9 O87/93
9 Seasons 1112 4445 134 -3 1 -32 -15 85 9.5 129 213 22.2 .509 .509 25.5 -4.9 245 $39,000
WSH (5 yrs) 750 3268 144 -1 0 -25 -5 114 12.3 93 206 21.6 .517 .515 24.3 -3.2 231
BOS (4 yrs) 258 801 -11 -3 2 -1 -8 -21 -2.1 25 4 0.3 .492 .496 0.4 -0.9 5 $39,000
SLB (1 yr) 104 376 1 0 -1 -6 -2 -8 -0.8 11 3 0.3 .492 .495 0.9 -0.8 9

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
1940 BOS AL 25 OF 15 8 8 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1940 BOS AL 25 RF 9 7 7 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .970 2.08
1940 BOS AL 25 LF 6 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .963 2.32
1941 BOS AL 26 OF 52 40 38 103 97 6 0 2 1.000 1.98 .973 2.41
1941 BOS AL 26 LF 27 19 18 44 41 3 0 0 1.000 1.63 .975 2.28
1941 BOS AL 26 RF 16 14 14 43 40 3 0 2 1.000 2.69 .969 2.13
1941 BOS AL 26 CF 10 7 6 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.60 .976 2.78
1941 BOS AL 26 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 9.90
1942 WSH AL 27 CF 149 148 146 415 397 7 11 0 .973 2.71 .981 2.80 AS,MVP-8
1942 WSH AL 27 OF 149 149 146 413 395 7 11 0 .973 2.70 .976 2.38 AS,MVP-8
1942 WSH AL 27 RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10 AS,MVP-8
1943 WSH AL 28 CF 148 146 144 417 398 12 7 1 .983 2.77 .978 2.78
1943 WSH AL 28 OF 148 146 144 415 396 12 7 1 .983 2.76 .977 2.47
1944 WSH AL 29 CF 150 148 147 466 432 29 5 9 .989 3.07 .979 3.00 AS,MVP-8
1944 WSH AL 29 OF 150 148 147 468 434 29 5 9 .989 3.09 .974 2.47 AS,MVP-8
1944 WSH AL 29 1B 3 3 3 21 20 0 1 0 .952 6.67 .990 10.07 AS,MVP-8
1946 WSH AL 31 CF 150 149 145 432 409 15 8 3 .981 2.83 .984 2.72 AS,MVP-23
1946 WSH AL 31 OF 150 149 145 435 412 15 8 3 .982 2.85 .977 2.36 AS,MVP-23
1947 WSH AL 32 CF 142 140 136 422 403 12 7 3 .983 2.92 .983 2.90 AS,MVP-19
1947 WSH AL 32 OF 142 140 136 427 408 12 7 3 .984 2.96 .979 2.47 AS,MVP-19
1948 BOS AL 33 OF 92 90 84 215 206 4 5 1 .977 2.28 .975 2.51
1948 BOS AL 33 RF 70 69 63 151 143 4 4 1 .974 2.10 .971 2.14
1948 BOS AL 33 LF 25 21 21 58 57 0 1 0 .983 2.28 .975 2.33
1948 BOS AL 33 1B 14 12 11 117 110 6 1 6 .991 8.29 .991 9.69
1949 TOT AL 34 OF 92 84 80 231 219 11 1 2 .996 2.50 .980 2.44
1949 TOT AL 34 CF 51 47 45 149 143 5 1 1 .993 2.90 .980 2.80
1949 TOT AL 34 RF 10 8 7 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.90 .978 2.06
1949 BOS AL 34 OF 5 5 5 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .980 2.44
1949 BOS AL 34 RF 3 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .978 2.07
1949 BOS AL 34 CF 2 2 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 .980 2.80
1949 SLB AL 34 OF 87 79 75 216 205 10 1 2 .995 2.47 .980 2.44
1949 SLB AL 34 CF 49 45 43 140 135 4 1 1 .993 2.84 .980 2.80
1949 SLB AL 34 LF 33 29 28 58 55 3 0 1 1.000 1.76 .982 2.32
1949 SLB AL 34 RF 7 5 4 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.86 .978 2.06
1949 SLB AL 34 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80
9 Seasons OF 990 954 928 2722 2582 96 44 21 .984 2.71 .977 2.44
7 Seasons CF 800 785 769 2317 2198 80 39 17 .983 2.85 .981 2.84
5 Seasons RF 106 99 91 226 214 8 4 3 .982 2.09 .971 2.13
4 Seasons LF 91 70 68 163 156 6 1 1 .994 1.78 .977 2.31
4 Seasons 1B 19 15 14 140 132 6 2 6 .986 7.26 .991 9.77
9 Seasons TOT 1009 969 942 2862 2714 102 46 27 .984 2.79 .977 2.57
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.
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  • 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 AL (8, 19%)
1944 AL (8, 17%)
1946 AL (23, 1%)
1947 AL (19, 3%)
0.40 Career Shares (524th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1944 AL  6.0 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1943 AL  4.4 (8th)
1944 AL  6.0 (4th)
1946 AL  4.9 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1942 AL  4.5 (7th)
1943 AL  4.5 (7th)
1944 AL  6.1 (5th)
1946 AL  5.3 (6th)
1947 AL  4.0 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1942 AL  .323 (3rd)
1944 AL  .316 (5th)
1946 AL  .292 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1942 AL  .384 (9th)
1943 AL  .366 (9th)
1944 AL  .391 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1944 AL  .486 (4th)
1946 AL  .497 (7th)
1947 AL  .441 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1942 AL  .817 (10th)
1944 AL  .877 (3rd)
1946 AL  .861 (7th)
1947 AL  .819 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1944 AL  153 (7th)
1946 AL  152 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1942 AL  629 (2nd)
1944 AL  592 (6th)
1946 AL  578 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1942 AL  696 (2nd)
1943 AL  663 (7th)
1944 AL  669 (6th)
1946 AL  652 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1942 AL  94 (8th)
1946 AL  83 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1942 AL  203 (2nd)
1944 AL  187 (3rd)
1946 AL  169 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1942 AL  272 (4th)
1943 AL  231 (9th)
1944 AL  288 (3rd)
1946 AL  287 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1946 AL  50 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1942 AL  15 (1st)
1943 AL  10 (5th)
1944 AL  8 (10th)
1946 AL  10 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  12 (10th)
1944 AL  18 (3rd)
1946 AL  16 (10th)
1947 AL  16 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1943 AL  88 (5th)
1944 AL  100 (4th)
1946 AL  87 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1943 AL  84 (6th)
1944 AL  69 (8th)
1947 AL  81 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1942 AL  157 (2nd)
1944 AL  130 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1942 AL  130 (9th)
1943 AL  129 (9th)
1944 AL  155 (3rd)
1946 AL  145 (6th)
1947 AL  130 (8th)
Career  125 (243rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1942 AL  105 (5th)
1943 AL  85 (6th)
1944 AL  109 (3rd)
1946 AL  101 (6th)
1947 AL  84 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  25 (9th)
1943 AL  22 (10th)
1944 AL  43 (2nd)
1946 AL  34 (6th)
1947 AL  22 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1942 AL  2.6 (9th)
1943 AL  2.4 (10th)
1944 AL  4.4 (2nd)
1946 AL  3.5 (6th)
1947 AL  2.2 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  45 (10th)
1944 AL  57 (5th)
1946 AL  76 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1942 AL  266 (4th)
1943 AL  241 (5th)
1944 AL  260 (5th)
1946 AL  235 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1942 AL  .693 (7th)
1943 AL  .653 (8th)
1944 AL  .733 (4th)
1946 AL  .672 (8th)
1947 AL  .654 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (10th)
1943 AL  5 (6th)
1944 AL  4 (9th)
1946 AL  4 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1946 AL  7 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1943 AL  9.6 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1942 AL  39.3 (1st)
1944 AL  21.1 (10th)
1946 AL  18.6 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1944 AL  32.9 (7th)
1947 AL  31.6 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1946 AL  438 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1944 AL  8.84 (4th)
1947 AL  26.69 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1944 AL  1.0 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1944 AL  0.6 (6th)
1946 AL  1.2 (6th)
1947 AL  2.1 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1944 AL  1.0 (4th)
1947 AL  2.8 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  149 (4th)
1943 AL  148 (1st)
1944 AL  150 (1st)
1946 AL  150 (1st)
1947 AL  142 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  397 (3rd)
1943 AL  398 (1st)
1944 AL  432 (2nd)
1946 AL  409 (1st)
1947 AL  403 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  7 (5th)
1943 AL  12 (2nd)
1944 AL  29 (1st)
1946 AL  15 (1st)
1947 AL  12 (2nd)
Career  80 (59th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  11 (1st)
1943 AL  7 (3rd)
1946 AL  8 (2nd)
1947 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  1 (3rd)
1944 AL  9 (1st)
1946 AL  3 (1st)
1947 AL  3 (2nd)
1949 AL  1 (4th)
Career  17 (76th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 AL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  148 (3rd)
1944 AL  150 (2nd)
1946 AL  150 (1st)
1947 AL  142 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1942 AL  395 (3rd)
1943 AL  396 (2nd)
1944 AL  434 (2nd)
1946 AL  412 (1st)
1947 AL  408 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  29 (1st)
1946 AL  15 (2nd)
1947 AL  12 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1942 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  9 (1st)
1946 AL  3 (5th)
1947 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  2.71 (5th)
1943 AL  2.77 (2nd)
1944 AL  3.07 (3rd)
1946 AL  2.83 (2nd)
1947 AL  2.92 (4th)
Career  2.85 (15th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  .983 (3rd)
1944 AL  .989 (3rd)
1946 AL  .981 (5th)
1947 AL  .983 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  2.76 (3rd)
1944 AL  3.09 (3rd)
1946 AL  2.85 (2nd)
1947 AL  2.96 (4th)
Career  2.71 (20th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  .989 (2nd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 81 (300), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 28 (652), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (854), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (111th), 22.2 career WAR/22.9 7yr-peak WAR/22.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1940 25 Boston Red Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 26 Boston Red Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 27 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 28 Boston Red Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 29 Boston Red Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 31 Boston Red Sox $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 32 Boston Red Sox $14,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 33 Boston Red Sox $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 34 Boston Red Sox $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BOS/SLB
Career to date (may be incomplete)$90,000
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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