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Bill Terry

William Harold Terry (Memphis Bill or Smiling Bill)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 30, 1898 in Atlanta, GA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1923 (Age 24.329, 5,348th in MLB history)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Team: Giants 1923-1936

Last Game: September 22, 1936 (Age 37.328)   vs. PHI 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1954 (195/252 ballots).
   View Bill Terry Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 9, 1989 in Jacksonville, FL
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL
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Standard Batting

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
1923 24 NYG NL 3 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .333 .143 .476 30 1 0 0 /3
1924 25 NYG NL 77 180 163 26 39 7 2 5 24 1 1 17 18 .239 .311 .399 .710 90 65 0 0 3
1925 26 NYG NL 133 536 489 75 156 31 6 11 70 4 5 42 52 .319 .374 .474 .848 119 232 1 4 *3
1926 27 NYG NL 98 255 225 26 65 12 5 5 43 3 22 17 .289 .352 .453 .806 117 102 0 8 3O9/7
1927 28 NYG NL 150 647 580 101 189 32 13 20 121 1 46 53 .326 .377 .529 .907 141 307 2 19 *3 MVP-13
1928 29 NYG NL 149 649 568 100 185 36 11 17 101 7 64 36 .326 .394 .518 .912 136 294 0 17 *3
1929 30 NYG NL 150 673 607 103 226 39 5 14 117 10 48 35 .372 .418 .522 .941 131 317 0 18 *3/7O MVP-3
1930 31 NYG NL 154 708 633 139 254 39 15 23 129 8 57 33 .401 .452 .619 1.071 158 392 1 19 *3
1931 32 NYG NL 153 662 611 121 213 43 20 9 112 8 47 36 .349 .397 .529 .926 149 323 2 2 *3 MVP-3
1932 33 NYG NL 154 677 643 124 225 42 11 28 117 4 32 23 .350 .382 .580 .962 156 373 1 1 *3 MVP-6
1933 ★ 34 NYG NL 123 524 475 68 153 20 5 6 58 3 40 23 .322 .375 .423 .798 128 201 10 0 9 *3 AS,MVP-4
1934 ★ 35 NYG NL 153 683 602 109 213 30 6 8 83 0 60 47 .354 .414 .463 .878 137 279 8 2 19 *3 AS,MVP-7
1935 ★ 36 NYG NL 145 653 596 91 203 32 8 6 64 7 41 55 .341 .383 .451 .834 124 269 13 0 16 *3 AS,MVP-6
1936 37 NYG NL 79 252 229 36 71 10 5 2 39 0 19 19 .310 .363 .424 .786 111 97 7 0 5 3
14 Yrs 1721 7108 6428 1120 2193 373 112 154 1078 56 6 537 449 .341 .393 .506 .899 136 3252 38 9 137
162 Game Avg. 162 669 605 105 206 35 11 14 101 5 51 42 .341 .393 .506 .899 136 306 1 13

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
1923 24 NYG NL 3 9 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .476 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /3
1924 25 NYG NL 77 180 -2 0 0 -1 -2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .494 .497 0.2 -0.3 2 3
1925 26 NYG NL 133 536 13 -0 0 3 -6 10 0.9 17 26 2.5 .507 .506 2.3 -0.3 24 *3
1926 27 NYG NL 98 255 5 -0 0 2 -2 5 0.4 8 12 1.2 .505 .503 1.0 -0.1 10 3O9/7
1927 28 NYG NL 150 647 31 0 0 8 -7 32 3.2 20 52 5.3 .522 .520 4.5 0.1 44 *3 MVP-13
1928 29 NYG NL 149 649 30 -1 0 -2 -7 21 2.0 20 41 4.0 .514 .513 4.3 -0.9 43 *3
1929 30 NYG NL 150 673 33 -1 0 6 -7 30 2.7 20 51 4.8 .518 .517 4.3 -0.1 45 *3/7O MVP-3
1930 31 NYG NL 154 708 64 -1 0 9 -7 65 5.5 21 86 7.6 .536 .534 6.9 0.1 77 $18,000 *3
1931 32 NYG NL 153 662 40 -1 0 8 -7 40 4.0 20 60 6.1 .527 .525 5.4 0.0 53 $21,500 *3 MVP-3
1932 33 NYG NL 154 677 49 -0 0 9 -7 50 5.0 20 71 7.2 .533 .531 6.3 0.2 62 *3 MVP-6
1933 ★ 34 NYG NL 123 524 18 -0 0 7 -5 19 2.0 16 35 3.8 .517 .513 3.0 0.1 28 *3 AS,MVP-4
1934 ★ 35 NYG NL 153 683 34 1 0 10 -7 38 3.7 20 58 5.8 .525 .523 4.8 0.3 48 $27,500 *3 AS,MVP-7
1935 ★ 36 NYG NL 145 653 21 -1 0 10 -7 24 2.4 19 43 4.4 .516 .515 3.3 0.4 33 *3 AS,MVP-6
1936 37 NYG NL 79 252 4 0 0 4 -3 5 0.5 8 14 1.4 .507 .503 1.0 0.1 10 $42,500 3
14 Seasons 1721 7108 339 -3 0 73 -74 334 31.8 216 550 54.2 .519 .517 47.3 -0.3 477 $109,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1923 24 NYG NL 9 6 0 0.0 107 .200 .143 .293 .333 .352 .143 .408 .476 .760 30 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .500 .286 .000
1924 25 NYG NL 180 125 20 4.3 102 .243 .239 .287 .311 .342 .399 .400 .710 .743 90 .473 -2.4 -0.2 .656 .264 .160 1.7
1925 26 NYG NL 536 342 85 6.6 111 .340 .319 .295 .374 .352 .474 .421 .848 .774 119 .617 14.3 1.3 .811 .239 .155 5.9
1926 27 NYG NL 255 168 36 5.7 101 .296 .289 .284 .352 .344 .453 .394 .806 .739 117 .605 5.1 0.5 .794 .276 .164 3.8
1927 28 NYG NL 647 410 115 7.5 104 .333 .326 .290 .377 .349 .529 .400 .907 .749 141 .712 31.0 3.0 .910 .284 .203 1.9
1928 29 NYG NL 649 400 116 7.8 109 .326 .326 .290 .394 .355 .518 .413 .912 .768 136 .707 30.2 2.9 .953 .317 .192 9.9
1929 30 NYG NL 673 399 133 8.9 121 .380 .372 .304 .418 .368 .522 .443 .941 .812 131 .708 30.8 2.8 .984 .245 .150 11.7
1930 31 NYG NL 708 398 177 11.8 125 .400 .401 .309 .452 .367 .619 .460 1.071 .827 158 .783 60.0 5.1 1.208 .321 .218 11.9
1931 32 NYG NL 662 400 128 8.5 102 .360 .349 .283 .397 .341 .529 .399 .926 .740 149 .755 40.7 3.9 .955 .270 .180 8.5
1932 33 NYG NL 677 419 142 9.2 102 .333 .350 .282 .382 .334 .580 .408 .962 .742 156 .771 48.2 4.6 .981 .286 .230 7.0
1933 34 NYG NL 524 341 75 5.9 91 .330 .322 .273 .375 .326 .423 .374 .798 .699 128 .662 18.0 1.9 .735 .192 .101 4.0
1934 35 NYG NL 683 416 115 7.4 103 .375 .354 .285 .414 .340 .463 .405 .878 .744 137 .692 33.6 3.2 .859 .209 .110 .0
1935 36 NYG NL 653 422 103 6.5 103 .368 .341 .284 .383 .340 .451 .405 .834 .745 124 .648 20.7 2.0 .781 .191 .111 6.5
1936 37 NYG NL 252 170 35 5.5 103 .332 .310 .286 .363 .345 .424 .400 .786 .745 111 .575 3.3 0.3 .703 .197 .114 .0
14 Yrs 7108 4416 1280 7.7 107 .350 .341 .289 .393 .347 .506 .412 .899 .760 136 .701 332.9 31.3 .899 .256 .165 82.1
162 Game Avg. 669 416 120 7.7 107 .350 .341 .289 .393 .347 .506 .412 .899 .760 136 .701 31 3 .899 .256 .165 8

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
1924 25 NYG NL WS WSH L 5 17 14 3 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 .429 .529 .786 1.315 11 0 0 1
1933 ❍ 34 NYG NL WS WSH W 5 22 22 3 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .455 .727 10 0 0 0 0
1936 37 NYG NL WS NYY L 6 27 25 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .240 .269 .240 .509 6 0 0 1 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 66 61 7 18 1 1 2 7 0 0 4 5 .295 .338 .443 .781 27 0 0 1 1
3 WS 16 66 61 7 18 1 1 2 7 0 0 4 5 .295 .338 .443 .781 27 0 0 1 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 NYG NL 34 as 1B 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0
1934 NYG NL 35 as 1B 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0
1935 NYG NL 36 as 1B 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 GP) 11 10 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 4 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1923 24 NYG NL 9 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 0.0% 0% 1.00 3.5 56%
1924 25 NYG NL 180 2.8% 10.0% 9.4% 7.8% 36% 1.06 9.1 32.6 6.8 78%
1925 26 NYG NL 536 2.1% 9.7% 7.8% 9.0% 31% 1.24 9.4 44.5 7.0 79%
1926 27 NYG NL 255 2.0% 6.7% 8.6% 8.6% 34% 0.77 13.2 45.0 5.2 80%
1927 28 NYG NL 647 3.1% 8.2% 7.1% 10.1% 34% 1.15 10.9 29.0 4.8 78%
1928 29 NYG NL 649 2.6% 5.6% 9.9% 9.9% 35% 0.56 15.8 33.4 5.6 79%
1929 30 NYG NL 673 2.1% 5.2% 7.1% 8.6% 26% 0.73 17.3 43.4 5.2 83%
1930 31 NYG NL 708 3.3% 4.7% 8.1% 10.9% 30% 0.58 19.2 27.5 4.9 1.22 82%
1931 32 NYG NL 662 1.4% 5.4% 7.1% 10.9% 34% 0.77 17.0 67.9 5.5 0.99 86%
1932 33 NYG NL 677 4.1% 3.4% 4.7% 12.0% 36% 0.72 28.0 23.0 5.5 0.79 87%
1933 34 NYG NL 524 1.2% 4.4% 7.6% 5.9% 20% 0.58 20.7 79.2 8.2 1.22 85%
1934 35 NYG NL 683 1.2% 6.9% 8.8% 6.4% 21% 0.78 12.8 75.3 7.3 1.33 80%
1935 36 NYG NL 653 0.9% 8.4% 6.3% 7.0% 23% 1.34 10.8 99.3 9.3 1.01 82%
1936 37 NYG NL 252 0.8% 7.5% 7.5% 6.8% 24% 1.00 12.1 114.5 5.9 1.39 83%
14 Yrs 7108 2.2% 6.3% 7.6% 9.0% 29% 0.84 14.3 41.7 6.0 1.08 82%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.7% 8.0% 6.8% 27% 0.96 11.5 73.3 7.7 1.03 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1923 24 NYG NL -0.6 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 25 NYG NL -2.4 -0.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 26 NYG NL 14.3 1.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 27 NYG NL 5.1 0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 28 NYG NL 31.0 3.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 29 NYG NL 30.2 2.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 30 NYG NL 30.8 2.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 31 NYG NL 60.0 5.1 651 4.5 13.6 -9.2 .95 5.0 -0.4 51.5 0.94 55.4 0
1931 32 NYG NL 40.7 3.9 613 2.9 12.0 -9.1 .96 2.8 0.2 40.0 0.96 36.0 0
1932 33 NYG NL 48.2 4.6 520 4.0 12.3 -8.4 1.07 3.8 -0.1 44.3 0.95 44.7 0
1933 34 NYG NL 18.0 1.9 416 2.6 8.7 -6.2 1.04 1.7 0.8 24.3 0.99 21.4 1.63 5
1934 35 NYG NL 33.6 3.2 528 4.6 11.6 -7.0 .98 3.0 1.7 37.6 0.91 32.3 0
1935 36 NYG NL 20.7 2.0 533 1.3 9.3 -8.0 .97 1.5 -0.1 9.0 0.93 13.3 2.24 2
1936 37 NYG NL 3.3 0.3 113 0.7 2.5 -1.8 1.13 -0.0 0.6 2.9 0.97 -0.5 2.63 12
14 Yrs 332.9 31.3 3374 20.4 70.0 -49.6 1.00 17.8 2.7 209.6 0.95 202.6 2.33 19

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1930 31 NYG NL 10 0 40% 324 8 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 3 29 54% 57 30 26 10 6 4 31 8 23
1931 32 NYG NL 14 0 44% 288 8 7 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 7 63% 39 17 22 8 3 5 37 11 26
1932 33 NYG NL 8 0 42% 210 4 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 2 4 0 5 57% 35 20 14 4 2 2 19 2 17
1933 34 NYG NL 5 0 33% 183 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 1 49% 32 20 12 5 4 1 18 4 14
1934 35 NYG NL 9 0 38% 244 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 4 55% 38 20 17 9 6 3 24 5 19
1935 36 NYG NL 11 0 36% 240 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 55% 29 12 16 11 6 5 18 7 11
1936 37 NYG NL 1 0 39% 47 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 50% 9 4 4 2 2 0 5 1 4
14 Yrs 58 0 37% 1536 56 6 509% 23 20 2 2 1 0 1 1 25 1 7 9 8 50 56% 239 123 111 49 29 20 152 38 114

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1930 31 NYG NL 636 76% 254 0 0 0 0 23 0 9 15 7 11 12 2 19 170 63 26 41% 465 94 20% 60 42 70% 23 14 61% 72
1931 32 NYG NL 585 75% 213 0 0 0 0 9 0 6 8 1 8 1 2 2 133 61 25 41% 396 92 23% 52 36 69% 25 18 72% 77
1932 33 NYG NL 505 72% 225 0 0 0 0 28 0 8 17 6 16 12 4 1 117 39 15 38% 330 67 20% 26 17 65% 18 13 72% 172
1933 34 NYG NL 410 78% 153 5 3 1 2 1.63 6 0 8 5 1 5 1 0 9 116 10 9% 37 18 49% 293 47 16% 25 11 44% 18 14 78% 114
1934 35 NYG NL 524 79% 213 0 0 0 0 8 0 7 6 1 4 4 0 19 121 8 7% 30 19 63% 333 62 19% 24 15 63% 18 15 83% 159
1935 36 NYG NL 524 80% 203 2 1 0 0 2.24 6 0 16 4 1 3 3 1 16 119 13 11% 47 23 49% 357 50 14% 33 20 61% 17 13 76% 129
1936 37 NYG NL 111 84% 71 12 3 0 3 2.63 2 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 5 27 7 26% 9 5 56% 81 14 17% 6 3 50% 4 4 100% 141
14 Yrs 3295 77% 2193 19 7 1 5 2.33 154 0 60 55 17 49 33 9 137 803 38 5% 286 131 46% 2255 426 19% 226 144 64% 123 91 74% 864
MLB Averages 48% 4% 37% 16% 55% 61%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1923 24 3 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .333 .143 .476 30 1 0 0
1924 25 80 189 170 27 40 7 2 5 24 1 1 19 20 .235 .312 .388 .700 88 66 0 0
1925 26 213 725 659 102 196 38 8 16 94 5 6 61 72 .297 .358 .452 .810 111 298 1 4
1926 27 311 980 884 128 261 50 13 21 137 8 6 83 89 .295 .356 .452 .809 113 400 1 12
1927 28 461 1627 1464 229 450 82 26 41 258 9 6 129 142 .307 .365 .483 .848 123 707 3 31
1928 29 610 2276 2032 329 635 118 37 58 359 16 6 193 178 .313 .373 .493 .866 127 1001 3 48
1929 30 760 2949 2639 432 861 157 42 72 476 26 6 241 213 .326 .383 .499 .883 128 1318 3 66
1930 31 914 3657 3272 571 1115 196 57 95 605 34 6 298 246 .341 .396 .523 .919 134 1710 4 85
1931 32 1067 4319 3883 692 1328 239 77 104 717 42 6 345 282 .342 .397 .524 .920 136 2033 6 87
1932 33 1221 4996 4526 816 1553 281 88 132 834 46 6 377 305 .343 .395 .532 .926 139 2406 7 88
1933 34 1344 5520 5001 884 1706 301 93 138 892 49 6 417 328 .341 .393 .521 .914 138 2607 10 7 97
1934 35 1497 6203 5603 993 1919 331 99 146 975 49 6 477 375 .342 .395 .515 .910 138 2886 18 9 116
1935 36 1642 6856 6199 1084 2122 363 107 152 1039 56 6 518 430 .342 .394 .509 .903 137 3155 31 9 132
1936 37 1721 7108 6428 1120 2193 373 112 154 1078 56 6 537 449 .341 .393 .506 .899 136 3252 38 9 137

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1923 24 3 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .222 .000 .222 0 3
1924 25 81 187 170 26 40 7 2 5 24 1 17 19 .235 .305 .388 .693 20 77
1925 26 141 552 506 70 153 30 6 11 65 4 41 55 .302 .356 .451 .806 80 133
1926 27 102 263 233 26 66 12 5 5 43 3 22 18 .283 .345 .442 .787 36 98
1927 28 158 669 601 99 190 32 13 20 118 1 46 56 .316 .367 .512 .879 113 150
1928 29 157 667 586 95 183 36 11 17 96 7 63 38 .312 .379 .498 .877 110 149
1929 30 158 669 606 86 205 35 5 13 97 9 44 37 .338 .383 .477 .860 110 150
1930 31 161 691 620 111 224 34 13 20 103 7 50 34 .361 .410 .555 .965 141 154
1931 32 160 687 635 123 219 44 21 9 114 8 48 38 .345 .393 .523 .916 130 153
1932 33 161 698 664 122 227 42 11 28 115 4 32 24 .342 .373 .565 .938 140 154
1933 34 129 557 504 76 167 22 5 7 65 3 44 24 .331 .385 .437 .822 85 123
1934 35 163 715 632 108 217 31 6 8 82 0 61 50 .343 .403 .449 .852 114 153
1935 36 153 673 615 87 202 32 8 6 61 7 41 58 .328 .370 .436 .806 99 145
1936 37 83 259 235 34 70 10 5 2 37 0 19 20 .298 .350 .409 .759 33 79
14 Yrs 1810 7296 6614 1063 2163 367 111 151 1020 54 530 473 .327 .378 .485 .862 1211 1721
162 Game Avg. 162 653 592 95 194 33 10 14 91 5 47 42 .327 .378 .485 .862 108 1721



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1939 BBWAA ( 5.8%)
1942 BBWAA (15.5%)
1945 BBWAA (13.0%)
1946 Nominating Vote (15.3%)
1947 BBWAA (28.6%)
1948 BBWAA (43.0%)
1949 BBWAA (52.9%)
1949 Run Off (25.7%)
1950 BBWAA (62.5%)
1951 BBWAA (65.5%)
1952 BBWAA (66.2%)
1953 BBWAA (72.3%)
1954 BBWAA (77.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1954 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1933 (1B)
1934 (1B)
1935 (1B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 NL (13, 8%)
1929 NL (3, 60%)
1931 NL (3, 66%)
1932 NL (6, 31%)
1933 NL (4, 44%)
1934 NL (7, 38%)
1935 NL (6, 25%)
2.72 Career Shares (47th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1930 NL  7.6 (1st)
1931 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1932 NL  7.2 (3rd)
1934 NL  5.8 (7th)
Career  54.2 (236th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1927 NL  5.3 (6th)
1929 NL  4.8 (9th)
1930 NL  7.6 (1st)
1931 NL  6.1 (1st)
1932 NL  7.2 (2nd)
1934 NL  5.8 (4th)
Career  54.2 (150th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1927 NL  4.5 (7th)
1928 NL  4.3 (8th)
1930 NL  6.9 (4th)
1931 NL  5.4 (2nd)
1932 NL  6.3 (4th)
1934 NL  4.8 (7th)
Career  47.3 (197th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 NL  .326 (10th)
1929 NL  .372 (4th)
1930 NL  .401 (1st)
1931 NL  .349 (2nd)
1932 NL  .350 (2nd)
1933 NL  .322 (4th)
1934 NL  .354 (2nd)
1935 NL  .341 (6th)
Career  .341 (15th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1929 NL  .418 (10th)
1930 NL  .452 (5th)
1931 NL  .397 (8th)
1932 NL  .382 (10th)
1933 NL  .375 (5th)
1934 NL  .414 (4th)
Career  .393 (91st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1927 NL  .529 (5th)
1928 NL  .518 (9th)
1930 NL  .619 (7th)
1931 NL  .529 (7th)
1932 NL  .580 (3rd)
Career  .506 (85th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1927 NL  .907 (6th)
1928 NL  .912 (10th)
1930 NL  1.071 (4th)
1931 NL  .926 (6th)
1932 NL  .962 (4th)
1934 NL  .878 (9th)
Career  .899 (65th)

Games Played s c a p y
1927 NL  150 (10th)
1929 NL  150 (8th)
1930 NL  154 (6th)
1931 NL  153 (7th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1934 NL  153 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1927 NL  580 (6th)
1930 NL  633 (6th)
1931 NL  611 (6th)
1932 NL  643 (4th)
1934 NL  602 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1927 NL  647 (9th)
1930 NL  708 (6th)
1931 NL  662 (6th)
1932 NL  677 (6th)
1934 NL  683 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1927 NL  101 (7th)
1928 NL  100 (8th)
1930 NL  139 (6th)
1931 NL  121 (1st)
1932 NL  124 (2nd)
1934 NL  109 (6th)
Career  1,120 (237th)

Hits s c a p y
1927 NL  189 (7th)
1929 NL  226 (4th)
1930 NL  254 (1st)
1931 NL  213 (2nd)
1932 NL  225 (2nd)
1934 NL  213 (2nd)
1935 NL  203 (3rd)
Career  2,193 (187th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1927 NL  307 (4th)
1928 NL  294 (8th)
1930 NL  392 (4th)
1931 NL  323 (2nd)
1932 NL  373 (2nd)
1934 NL  279 (8th)
Career  3,252 (218th)

Doubles s c a p y
1927 NL  32 (7th)
1928 NL  36 (8th)
1930 NL  39 (10th)
1931 NL  43 (3rd)
1932 NL  42 (5th)
Career  373 (232nd)

Triples s c a p y
1927 NL  13 (4th)
1928 NL  11 (9th)
1930 NL  15 (5th)
1931 NL  20 (1st)
1932 NL  11 (4th)
Career  112 (121st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1927 NL  20 (4th)
1928 NL  17 (9th)
1930 NL  23 (8th)
1932 NL  28 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1927 NL  121 (5th)
1928 NL  101 (8th)
1929 NL  117 (9th)
1930 NL  129 (5th)
1931 NL  112 (3rd)
1932 NL  117 (6th)
Career  1,078 (216th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1934 NL  60 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 NL  52 (6th)
1927 NL  53 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1929 NL  168 (3rd)
1930 NL  177 (1st)
1931 NL  141 (4th)
1932 NL  144 (4th)
1934 NL  169 (1st)
1935 NL  157 (2nd)
Career  1,554 (175th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1927 NL  141 (6th)
1928 NL  136 (9th)
1930 NL  158 (4th)
1931 NL  149 (5th)
1932 NL  156 (4th)
1934 NL  137 (7th)
Career  136 (107th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1927 NL  115 (5th)
1928 NL  116 (8th)
1929 NL  133 (8th)
1930 NL  177 (4th)
1931 NL  128 (2nd)
1932 NL  142 (3rd)
1934 NL  115 (6th)
1935 NL  103 (10th)
Career  1,280 (159th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1927 NL  31 (6th)
1928 NL  30 (7th)
1930 NL  60 (4th)
1931 NL  41 (2nd)
1932 NL  48 (4th)
1934 NL  34 (7th)
Career  333 (108th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1927 NL  3.0 (6th)
1928 NL  2.9 (7th)
1930 NL  5.1 (4th)
1931 NL  3.9 (2nd)
1932 NL  4.6 (4th)
1934 NL  3.2 (7th)
Career  31.3 (113th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1927 NL  65 (4th)
1928 NL  64 (7th)
1930 NL  77 (7th)
1931 NL  72 (3rd)
1932 NL  81 (2nd)
Career  639 (247th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1927 NL  237 (10th)
1928 NL  249 (9th)
1929 NL  274 (9th)
1930 NL  312 (3rd)
1931 NL  262 (3rd)
1932 NL  258 (7th)
1934 NL  275 (4th)
1935 NL  244 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1927 NL  .712 (7th)
1928 NL  .707 (10th)
1930 NL  .783 (4th)
1931 NL  .755 (5th)
1932 NL  .771 (4th)
1934 NL  .692 (7th)
Career  .701 (71st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  19 (10th)
1934 NL  19 (2nd)
1935 NL  16 (5th)
Career  137 (214th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1928 NL  9.9 (8th)
1929 NL  11.7 (9th)
1930 NL  11.9 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1932 NL  28.0 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1927 NL  29.0 (6th)
1932 NL  23.0 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
Career  209.62 (241st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Career  20.4 (204th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
Career  20.0 (244th)

Oldest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1898-10-30 (7th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 12 (202), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 154 (81), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 169 (68), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 42 (139), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (22nd), 54.2 career WAR/41.2 7yr-peak WAR/47.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.5 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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