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Harry Swacina

Harry Joseph Swacina (Swats)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 22, 1881 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1907 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1908 [*]
Teams (by GP): Terrapins/Pirates 1907-1915

Final Game: August 26, 1915 (Age 34)
Died: June 21, 1944 in Birmingham, AL
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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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
1907 25 PIT NL 26 102 95 9 19 1 1 0 10 1 4 9 .200 .240 .232 .472 47 22 1 2 3
1908 26 PIT NL 53 186 176 7 38 6 1 0 13 4 5 11 .216 .238 .261 .499 59 46 0 5 3
1914 32 BAL FL 158 651 617 70 173 26 8 0 90 15 14 23 .280 .297 .348 .646 82 215 1 17 *3
1915 33 BAL FL 85 316 301 24 74 13 1 1 38 9 9 11 .246 .268 .306 .573 66 92 0 9 3/4
4 Yrs 322 1255 1189 110 304 46 11 1 151 29 32 54 .256 .276 .315 .592 72 375 2 33
162 Game Avg. 162 631 598 55 153 23 6 1 76 15 16 27 .256 .276 .315 .592 72 189 1 17
PIT (2 yrs) 79 288 271 16 57 7 2 0 23 5 9 20 .210 .238 .251 .489 55 68 1 7
BAL (2 yrs) 243 967 918 94 247 39 9 1 128 24 23 34 .269 .288 .334 .622 76 307 1 26
FL (2 yrs) 243 967 918 94 247 39 9 1 128 24 23 34 .269 .288 .334 .622 76 307 1 26
NL (2 yrs) 79 288 271 16 57 7 2 0 23 5 9 20 .210 .238 .251 .489 55 68 1 7

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
1907 25 PIT NL 26 102 -5 -0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.8 3 -3 -0.5 .469 .495 -0.4 -0.1 -3 3
1908 26 PIT NL 53 186 -7 -0 0 -2 -2 -11 -1.5 6 -5 -0.8 .473 .491 -0.5 -0.5 -3 3
1914 32 BAL FL 158 651 -13 -1 0 0 -5 -20 -2.0 11 -9 -1.1 .486 .486 -1.3 -0.4 -9 *3
1915 33 BAL FL 85 316 -12 -0 0 -1 -2 -16 -1.8 5 -10 -1.4 .478 .489 -1.3 -0.4 -9 3/4
4 Seasons 322 1255 -38 -2 0 -3 -10 -52 -6.1 25 -27 -3.7 .481 .488 -3.6 -1.4 -24
PIT (2 yrs) 79 288 -13 -0 0 -2 -2 -17 -2.3 9 -8 -1.3 .472 .492 -0.9 -0.6 -6
BAL (2 yrs) 243 967 -25 -1 0 -1 -8 -35 -3.9 16 -19 -2.5 .483 .487 -2.6 -0.8 -18

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
1907 PIT NL 25 1B 26 259 246 12 1 9 .996 9.92 .984 10.58
1908 PIT NL 26 1B 50 529 501 19 9 19 .983 10.40 .986 11.07
1914 BAL FL 32 1B 158 158 154 1746 1616 104 26 74 .985 10.89 .985 10.50
1915 BAL FL 33 1B 75 74 71 803 735 57 11 50 .986 10.56 .987 10.79
1915 BAL FL 33 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.10
4 Seasons 1B 309 232 225 3337 3098 192 47 152 .986 10.65 .986 10.67
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.10
4 Seasons TOT 310 232 225 3338 3098 193 47 152 .986 10.62 .986 10.65
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

Games Played s c a p y
1914 FL  158 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1914 FL  617 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1914 FL  651 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1914 FL  173 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1914 FL  90 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1914 FL  139 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1914 FL  26.8 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1914 FL  461 (1st)

Putoutss c a p y
1914 FL  1,616 (1st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  158 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  1,616 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  104 (1st)
1915 FL  57 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  26 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  74 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  10.89 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1914 FL  .985 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 9 (1511), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS First Base (1028th), -3.7 career WAR/-3.7 7yr-peak WAR/-3.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • August, 1908: Purchased by Louisville (American Association) from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
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Name and misspellings: Harry hal Harry Joseph Swats Swacina

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