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John Sullivan

John Paul Sullivan

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 2, 1920 in Chicago, IL
High School: Thornton HS (Harvey, IL)
School: University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 7, 1942 (Age 21.217)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Browns 1942-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 28.334)
Died: September 20, 2007 in Homewood, IL
Buried: Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL
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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
1942 21 WSH AL 94 389 357 38 84 16 1 0 42 2 0 25 30 .235 .285 .286 .571 61 102 5 0 7 6
1943 22 WSH AL 134 525 456 49 95 12 2 1 55 6 2 57 59 .208 .298 .250 .548 64 114 7 1 11 *6
1944 23 WSH AL 138 533 471 49 118 12 1 0 30 3 3 52 43 .251 .325 .280 .605 77 132 11 0 10 *6
1947 26 WSH AL 49 157 133 13 34 0 1 0 5 0 2 22 14 .256 .361 .271 .632 79 36 1 0 2 6/4
1948 27 WSH AL 85 198 173 25 36 4 1 0 12 2 2 22 25 .208 .297 .243 .540 46 42 1 0 3 6/4
1949 28 SLB AL 105 286 243 29 55 8 3 0 18 5 2 38 35 .226 .331 .284 .615 60 69 7 0 5 65/4
6 Yrs 605 2088 1833 203 422 52 9 1 162 18 11 216 206 .230 .312 .270 .582 66 495 32 1 38
162 Game Avg. 162 559 491 54 113 14 2 0 43 5 3 58 55 .230 .312 .270 .582 66 133 9 0 10
WSH (5 yrs) 500 1802 1590 174 367 44 6 1 144 13 9 178 171 .231 .309 .268 .577 67 426 25 1 33
SLB (1 yr) 105 286 243 29 55 8 3 0 18 5 2 38 35 .226 .331 .284 .615 60 69 7 0 5

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
1942 21 WSH AL 94 389 -18 1 0 -21 6 -32 -3.3 11 -20 -2.2 .464 .479 -0.1 -1.5 1 $2,400 6
1943 22 WSH AL 134 525 -18 1 0 0 9 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.5 .492 .494 0.5 1.0 6 $4,200 *6
1944 23 WSH AL 138 533 -11 -0 0 -12 9 -14 -1.6 15 1 -0.1 .488 .490 1.3 -0.3 13 $6,000 *6
1947 26 WSH AL 49 157 -2 -1 0 -3 3 -3 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .492 .498 0.4 -0.1 4 $6,000 6/4
1948 27 WSH AL 85 198 -13 -0 0 -7 4 -16 -1.6 6 -10 -1.0 .481 .490 -0.4 -0.3 -3 $7,500 6/4
1949 28 SLB AL 105 286 -14 0 0 -15 5 -23 -2.3 8 -15 -1.5 .478 .486 -0.0 -1.0 -0 $7,500 65/4
6 Seasons 605 2088 -76 1 1 -58 35 -98 -10.3 60 -38 -4.3 .483 .489 1.7 -2.2 21 $33,600
WSH (5 yrs) 500 1802 -62 0 0 -43 30 -74 -8.0 52 -22 -2.8 .484 .490 1.7 -1.2 21 $26,100
SLB (1 yr) 105 286 -14 0 0 -15 5 -23 -2.3 8 -15 -1.5 .478 .486 -0.0 -1.0 -0 $7,500

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
1942 WSH AL 21 SS 92 92 91 483 217 235 31 51 .936 4.91 .949 5.01
1943 WSH AL 22 SS 133 133 128 762 276 445 41 89 .946 5.42 .953 5.13
1944 WSH AL 23 SS 138 136 135 752 276 426 50 89 .934 5.09 .947 5.29
1947 WSH AL 26 SS 40 38 36 219 83 128 8 27 .963 5.28 .964 5.13
1947 WSH AL 26 2B 1 0 0 5 2 3 0 2 1.000 5.00 .978 5.50
1948 WSH AL 27 SS 57 46 39 244 94 138 12 33 .951 4.07 .964 5.17
1948 WSH AL 27 2B 4 3 3 25 6 17 2 1 .920 5.75 .976 5.62
1949 SLB AL 28 SS 71 58 39 277 117 144 16 35 .942 3.68 .963 5.17
1949 SLB AL 28 3B 23 16 11 58 22 32 4 5 .931 2.35 .960 3.15
1949 SLB AL 28 2B 6 4 4 23 12 11 0 2 1.000 3.83 .974 5.48
6 Seasons SS 531 503 468 2737 1063 1516 158 324 .942 4.86 .954 5.16
1 Season 3B 23 16 11 58 22 32 4 5 .931 2.35 .960 3.15
3 Seasons 2B 11 7 7 53 20 31 2 5 .962 4.64 .975 5.54
6 Seasons TOT 565 526 486 2848 1105 1579 164 334 .942 4.75 .954 5.09
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1943 AL  1.0 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1942 AL  31 (5th)
1943 AL  41 (1st)
1944 AL  50 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  133 (5th)
1944 AL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  276 (5th)
1944 AL  276 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  445 (3rd)
1944 AL  426 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  31 (4th)
1943 AL  41 (1st)
1944 AL  50 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  89 (4th)
1944 AL  89 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  4.91 (3rd)
1943 AL  5.42 (2nd)
1944 AL  5.09 (4th)
Career  4.86 (91st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  .946 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (1122nd), -4.3 career WAR/-4.3 7yr-peak WAR/-4.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1942 21 Washington Senators $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 22 Washington Senators $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 23 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 26 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 27 Washington Senators $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 28 St. Louis Browns $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,600
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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