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Sammy Strang

Samuel Nicklin Strang (The Dixie Thrush)
born Samuel Strang Nicklin

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 16, 1876 in Chattanooga, TN
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1896 (Age 19.207)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1900 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Superbas/WhiteSox/Orphans/Colonels 1896-1908

Final Game: June 2, 1908 (Age 31.169)
Died: March 13, 1932 in Chattanooga, TN
Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1250. Luis Polonia… #1251. Dick Wakefield… #1252. Michael Brantley… #1253. SAMMY STRANG… #1254. Les Mann… #1255. Jay Payton… #1256. Mike Devereaux… 

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
1896 19 LOU NL 14 52 46 6 12 0 0 0 7 4 6 6 .261 .346 .261 .607 64 12 0 0 6
1900 23 CHC NL 27 116 102 15 29 3 0 0 9 1 8 18 .284 .348 .314 .662 86 32 2 4 5/64
1901 24 NYG NL 135 577 493 55 139 14 6 1 34 40 59 77 .282 .364 .341 .705 108 168 5 20 54/O6
1902 25 TOT MLB 140 639 547 109 162 18 5 3 46 39 76 68 .296 .387 .364 .751 113 199 5 11 *5/4
1902 25 CHW AL 137 628 536 108 158 18 5 3 46 38 76 67 .295 .387 .364 .751 113 195 5 11 *5
1902 25 CHC NL 3 11 11 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 128 4 0 0 /45
1903 26 BRO NL 135 601 508 101 138 21 5 0 38 46 75 49 .272 .376 .333 .709 104 169 10 8 *5/O4
1904 27 BRO NL 77 324 271 28 52 11 0 1 9 16 45 43 .192 .316 .244 .559 75 66 4 4 45/6
1905 28 NYG NL 111 369 294 51 76 9 4 3 29 23 58 44 .259 .389 .347 .736 118 102 5 12 4O/635
1906 29 NYG NL 113 376 313 50 100 16 4 4 49 21 54 39 .319 .423 .435 .857 165 136 2 7 4O/653
1907 30 NYG NL 123 378 306 56 77 20 4 4 30 21 60 45 .252 .388 .382 .770 138 117 8 4 O4/536
1908 31 NYG NL 28 80 53 8 5 0 0 0 2 5 23 5 .094 .385 .094 .479 51 5 2 2 4/O6
10 Yrs 903 3512 2933 479 790 112 28 16 253 216 464 394 .269 .377 .343 .720 113 1006 43 72
162 Game Avg. 162 630 526 86 142 20 5 3 45 39 83 71 .269 .377 .343 .720 113 180 8 13
NYG (5 yrs) 510 1780 1459 220 397 59 18 12 144 110 254 210 .272 .388 .362 .750 126 528 22 45
BRO (2 yrs) 212 925 779 129 190 32 5 1 47 62 120 92 .244 .355 .302 .657 95 235 14 12
CHC (2 yrs) 30 127 113 16 33 3 0 0 9 2 8 19 .292 .350 .319 .668 90 36 2 4
LOU (1 yr) 14 52 46 6 12 0 0 0 7 4 6 6 .261 .346 .261 .607 64 12 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 137 628 536 108 158 18 5 3 46 38 76 67 .295 .387 .364 .751 113 195 5 11
NL (10 yrs) 766 2884 2397 371 632 94 23 13 207 178 388 327 .264 .375 .338 .713 113 811 38 61
AL (1 yr) 137 628 536 108 158 18 5 3 46 38 76 67 .295 .387 .364 .751 113 195 5 11

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
1896 19 LOU NL 14 52 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.1 .481 .498 0.1 -0.1 0 6
1900 23 CHC NL 27 116 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.3 0.0 3 5/64
1901 24 NYG NL 135 577 7 2 0 -8 3 4 0.2 19 22 2.3 .503 .502 3.2 -0.6 30 54/O6
1902 25 CHW AL 137 628 13 -0 0 3 4 20 1.9 21 41 3.9 .514 .512 3.7 0.7 38 *5
1902 25 CHC NL 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /45
1903 26 BRO NL 135 601 7 2 0 -1 4 12 1.3 19 31 3.1 .509 .508 3.2 0.4 32 *5/O4
1904 27 BRO NL 77 324 -6 0 0 -10 0 -15 -1.7 10 -5 -0.6 .478 .489 0.5 -1.0 5 45/6
1905 28 NYG NL 111 369 9 0 0 3 -1 11 1.2 12 23 2.4 .511 .507 2.1 0.2 20 4O/635
1906 29 NYG NL 113 376 24 -0 0 3 -1 25 2.9 12 37 4.3 .527 .519 4.0 0.2 34 4O/653
1907 30 NYG NL 123 378 15 0 0 -2 -3 10 1.2 12 23 2.5 .510 .508 2.9 -0.6 25 O4/536
1908 31 NYG NL 28 80 -1 0 0 -3 -0 -4 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .482 .497 0.2 -0.4 2 4/O6
10 Seasons 903 3512 63 4 0 -18 9 58 6.1 114 173 18.0 .507 .507 20.2 -1.2 191
NYG (5 yrs) 510 1780 53 2 0 -7 -2 46 5.1 58 104 11.3 .510 .508 12.4 -1.2 111
BRO (2 yrs) 212 925 2 2 0 -11 4 -3 -0.4 29 27 2.5 .498 .501 3.7 -0.7 37
CHC (2 yrs) 30 127 -2 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.4 0.0 4
LOU (1 yr) 14 52 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.1 .481 .498 0.1 -0.1 0
CHW (1 yr) 137 628 13 -0 0 3 4 20 1.9 21 41 3.9 .514 .512 3.7 0.7 38

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
1905 ❍ 28 NYG NL WS PHA W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 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
1896 LOU NL 19 SS 14 61 19 30 12 5 .803 3.50 .903 5.58
1900 CHC NL 23 3B 16 53 16 31 6 3 .887 2.94 .895 3.82
1900 CHC NL 23 SS 9 47 12 26 9 2 .809 4.22 .922 5.87
1900 CHC NL 23 2B 2 8 2 5 1 0 .875 3.50 .938 5.25
1901 NYG NL 24 3B 91 366 127 194 45 16 .877 3.53 .888 3.21
1901 NYG NL 24 2B 37 169 54 104 11 10 .935 4.27 .941 5.14
1901 NYG NL 24 OF 5 4 2 0 2 0 .500 0.40 .942 2.06 0-0-5
1901 NYG NL 24 SS 4 14 6 6 2 1 .857 3.00 .925 5.72
1902 TOT MLB 25 3B 139 573 173 337 63 21 .890 3.67 .912 3.57
1902 CHW AL 25 3B 137 566 170 334 62 21 .890 3.68 .912 3.57
1902 CHC NL 25 2B 2 3 2 1 0 2 1.000 1.50 .947 5.45
1902 CHC NL 25 3B 2 7 3 3 1 0 .857 3.00 .913 3.50
1903 BRO NL 26 3B 124 429 147 245 37 13 .914 3.16 .913 3.44
1903 BRO NL 26 OF 8 14 12 2 0 0 1.000 1.75 .942 1.94 0-8-0
1903 BRO NL 26 2B 3 12 7 4 1 0 .917 3.67 .938 5.20
1904 BRO NL 27 2B 63 290 100 164 26 13 .910 4.19 .942 5.35
1904 BRO NL 27 3B 12 41 13 19 9 2 .780 2.67 .899 3.24
1904 BRO NL 27 SS 1 7 1 2 4 0 .429 3.00 .920 5.40
1905 NYG NL 28 2B 47 201 66 118 17 9 .915 3.91 .943 5.20
1905 NYG NL 28 OF 38 56 47 4 5 0 .911 1.34 .955 1.97 4-7-27
1905 NYG NL 28 SS 9 32 7 22 3 2 .906 3.22 .931 5.58
1905 NYG NL 28 1B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .980 10.80
1905 NYG NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1906 NYG NL 29 2B 57 306 116 173 17 13 .944 5.07 .947 5.02
1906 NYG NL 29 OF 39 63 57 2 4 0 .937 1.51 .959 1.89 5-17-17
1906 NYG NL 29 SS 4 19 5 11 3 1 .842 4.00 .933 5.40
1906 NYG NL 29 3B 3 10 1 8 1 0 .900 3.00 .931 3.23
1906 NYG NL 29 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 .983 10.80
1907 NYG NL 30 OF 70 132 112 13 7 5 .947 1.79 .960 1.98 1-28-41
1907 NYG NL 30 2B 13 62 27 32 3 3 .952 4.54 .952 5.23
1907 NYG NL 30 3B 7 14 3 10 1 0 .929 1.86 .928 3.36
1907 NYG NL 30 1B 5 35 31 3 1 0 .971 6.80 .984 10.58
1907 NYG NL 30 SS 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .932 5.20
1908 NYG NL 31 2B 14 73 22 41 10 5 .863 4.50 .954 5.13
1908 NYG NL 31 OF 5 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.04 1-3-2
1908 NYG NL 31 SS 3 10 4 4 2 0 .800 2.67 .930 5.30
8 Seasons 3B 393 1486 480 844 162 55 .891 3.37 .906 3.44
9 Seasons 2B 238 1124 396 642 86 55 .923 4.36 .945 5.19
6 Seasons OF 165 274 233 23 18 5 .934 1.55 .958 1.96 11-63-92
8 Seasons SS 45 194 55 104 35 11 .820 3.53 .919 5.60
3 Seasons 1B 7 44 40 3 1 0 .977 6.14 .984 10.64
10 Seasons TOT 848 3122 1204 1616 302 126 .903 3.33 .926 3.82 11-63-92
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1906 NL  4.3 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1902 AL  3.7 (9th)
1906 NL  4.0 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1906 NL  .319 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1902 AL  .387 (9th)
1905 NL  .389 (10th)
1906 NL  .423 (1st)
1907 NL  .388 (4th)
Career  .377 (191st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1906 NL  .435 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1906 NL  .857 (3rd)
1907 NL  .770 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1902 AL  137 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1902 AL  536 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1902 AL  628 (3rd)
1903 NL  601 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1902 AL  108 (3rd)
1903 NL  101 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1907 NL  20 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1906 NL  4 (8th)
1907 NL  4 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1901 NL  59 (6th)
1902 AL  76 (2nd)
1903 NL  75 (5th)
1905 NL  58 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 NL  77 (2nd)
1902 AL  67 (1st)
1903 NL  49 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1901 NL  40 (3rd)
1902 AL  38 (4th)
1903 NL  46 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
1902 AL  132 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1906 NL  165 (3rd)
1907 NL  138 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1906 NL  27 (6th)
1907 NL  18 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1906 NL  3.2 (6th)
1907 NL  2.2 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1902 AL  239 (4th)
1903 NL  223 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1906 NL  .806 (2nd)
1907 NL  .708 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1903 NL  10 (7th)
1907 NL  8 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1901 NL  20 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1906 NL  6.7 (8th)
1907 NL  6.7 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1905 NL  98.0 (9th)
1906 NL  78.3 (4th)
1907 NL  76.5 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1901 NL  60 (3rd)
1902 AL  62 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1902 AL  137 (1st)
1903 NL  124 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1901 NL  127 (4th)
1902 AL  170 (4th)
1903 NL  147 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1901 NL  194 (4th)
1902 AL  334 (1st)
1903 NL  245 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1901 NL  45 (2nd)
1902 AL  62 (1st)
1903 NL  37 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1901 NL  16 (1st)
1902 AL  21 (2nd)
1903 NL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1907 NL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1901 NL  3.53 (1st)
1902 AL  3.68 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  .914 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1896 NL  born 1876-12-16 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 39 (643), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1281), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1628), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (117th), 18.0 career WAR/18.9 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: The Dixie Samuel Nicklin Sammy samy Thrush Strang

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