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Stan Sperry

Stanley Kenneth Sperry

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 164 lb.

Born: February 19, 1914 in Evansville, WI
High School: Evansville HS (Evansville, WI) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 28, 1936 (Age 22.160, 6,692nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Phillies 1936-1938

Final Game: September 29, 1938 (Age 24.222)
Died: September 27, 1962 in Evansville, WI
Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, WI
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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
1936 22 PHI NL 20 41 37 2 5 3 0 0 4 0 3 5 .135 .200 .216 .416 8 8 1 0 1 4
1938 24 PHA AL 60 272 253 28 69 6 3 0 27 1 2 15 9 .273 .313 .320 .634 62 81 0 4 4
2 Yrs 80 313 290 30 74 9 3 0 31 1 2 18 14 .255 .299 .307 .606 55 89 1 0 5
162 Game Avg. 162 634 587 61 150 18 6 0 63 2 36 28 .255 .299 .307 .606 55 180 0 10
PHI (1 yr) 20 41 37 2 5 3 0 0 4 0 3 5 .135 .200 .216 .416 8 8 1 0 1
PHA (1 yr) 60 272 253 28 69 6 3 0 27 1 2 15 9 .273 .313 .320 .634 62 81 0 4

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
1936 22 PHI NL 20 41 -5 0 0 -2 0 -7 -0.7 1 -5 -0.5 .466 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 4
1938 24 PHA AL 60 272 -14 -1 0 -5 2 -17 -1.5 10 -8 -0.7 .474 .490 -0.2 -0.2 -3 4
2 Seasons 80 313 -19 -0 0 -7 3 -24 -2.2 11 -13 -1.2 .472 .492 -0.6 -0.4 -6
PHI (1 yr) 20 41 -5 0 0 -2 0 -7 -0.7 1 -5 -0.5 .466 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3
PHA (1 yr) 60 272 -14 -1 0 -5 2 -17 -1.5 10 -8 -0.7 .474 .490 -0.2 -0.2 -3

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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
1936 PHI NL 22 2B 15 8 5 50 23 22 5 4 .900 3.00 .963 5.94
1938 PHA AL 24 2B 60 60 60 319 121 185 13 26 .959 5.10 .967 5.52
2 Seasons 2B 75 68 65 369 144 207 18 30 .951 4.68 .966 5.60
2 Seasons TOT 75 68 65 369 144 207 18 30 .951 4.68 .966 5.60
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

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Name and misspellings: Stanley Kenneth Stan stanley stanly Sperry

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