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Bobby Thomson

Robert Brown Thomson (Flying Scot or The Staten Island Scot)

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
High School: Curtis HS (Staten Island, NY)
School: St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1946 (Age 22.319)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Braves/Cubs/RedSox/Orioles 1946-1960

Final Game: July 17, 1960 (Age 36.266)
Died: August 16, 2010 in Savannah, GA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #424. Frank White… #425. Rico Petrocelli… #426. Richie Hebner… #427. BOBBY THOMSON… #428. Roger Bresnahan… #429. Rafael Furcal… #430. Tommy Holmes… 

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
1946 22 NYG NL 18 58 54 8 17 4 1 2 9 0 4 5 .315 .362 .537 .899 153 29 1 0 0 5
1947 23 NYG NL 138 591 545 105 154 26 5 29 85 1 40 78 .283 .336 .508 .844 120 277 11 4 2 *O8/4
1948 ★ 24 NYG NL 138 507 471 75 117 20 2 16 63 2 30 77 .248 .296 .401 .697 86 189 15 2 3 *O78/9 AS
1949 ★ 25 NYG NL 156 689 641 99 198 35 9 27 109 10 44 45 .309 .355 .518 .873 131 332 15 2 2 *8O AS,MVP-14
1950 26 NYG NL 149 627 563 79 142 22 7 25 85 3 55 45 .252 .324 .449 .774 100 253 14 5 2 *8O
1951 27 NYG NL 148 603 518 89 152 27 8 32 101 5 5 73 57 .293 .385 .562 .947 150 291 14 4 7 O578/9 MVP-8
1952 ★ 28 NYG NL 153 666 608 89 164 29 14 24 108 5 2 52 74 .270 .331 .482 .813 122 293 16 4 2 58O AS,MVP-16
1953 29 NYG NL 154 656 608 80 175 22 6 26 106 4 2 43 57 .288 .338 .472 .810 106 287 18 3 2 *O8/9
1954 30 MLN NL 43 113 99 7 23 3 0 2 15 0 0 12 29 .232 .315 .323 .639 72 32 3 0 2 0 7/9
1955 31 MLN NL 101 383 343 40 88 12 3 12 56 2 1 34 52 .257 .319 .414 .733 97 142 10 0 1 5 4 7/8
1956 32 MLN NL 142 505 451 59 106 10 4 20 74 2 4 43 75 .235 .302 .408 .710 94 184 9 2 5 4 4 *78/5
1957 33 TOT NL 122 397 363 39 87 12 7 12 61 3 3 27 66 .240 .295 .410 .706 90 149 7 2 4 1 2 *79/85
1957 33 MLN NL 41 160 148 15 35 5 3 4 23 2 1 8 27 .236 .285 .392 .677 86 58 1 2 2 0 0 7/8
1957 33 NYG NL 81 237 215 24 52 7 4 8 38 1 2 19 39 .242 .302 .423 .725 93 91 6 0 2 1 2 79/85
1958 34 CHC NL 152 614 547 67 155 27 5 21 82 0 2 56 76 .283 .351 .466 .817 115 255 16 4 2 6 7 *8/759
1959 35 CHC NL 122 418 374 55 97 15 2 11 52 1 0 35 50 .259 .322 .398 .721 93 149 9 2 2 5 6 *789
1960 36 TOT AL 43 133 120 12 30 3 1 5 20 0 1 11 18 .250 .308 .417 .725 93 50 5 0 0 2 0 87/93
1960 36 BOS AL 40 127 114 12 30 3 1 5 20 0 1 11 15 .263 .323 .439 .761 102 50 4 0 0 2 0 87/93
1960 36 BAL AL 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /79
15 Yrs 1779 6960 6305 903 1705 267 74 264 1026 38 20 559 804 .270 .332 .462 .794 110 2912 163 34 36 23 23
162 Game Avg. 162 634 574 82 155 24 7 24 93 3 51 73 .270 .332 .462 .794 110 265 15 3 3
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
NYG (9 yrs) 1135 4634 4223 648 1171 192 56 189 704 31 11 360 477 .277 .337 .484 .821 116 2042 110 24 22 1 2
MLN (4 yrs) 327 1161 1041 121 252 30 10 38 168 6 6 97 183 .242 .307 .400 .706 92 416 23 4 10 9 8
CHC (2 yrs) 274 1032 921 122 252 42 7 32 134 1 2 91 126 .274 .339 .439 .778 106 404 25 6 4 11 13
BOS (1 yr) 40 127 114 12 30 3 1 5 20 0 1 11 15 .263 .323 .439 .761 102 50 4 0 0 2 0
BAL (1 yr) 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
NL (14 yrs) 1736 6827 6185 891 1675 264 73 259 1006 38 19 548 786 .271 .332 .463 .795 111 2862 158 34 36 21 23
AL (1 yr) 43 133 120 12 30 3 1 5 20 0 1 11 18 .250 .308 .417 .725 93 50 5 0 0 2 0

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
1946 22 NYG NL 18 58 3 0 0 -1 0 2 0.3 2 4 0.5 .515 .502 0.6 -0.1 5 5
1947 23 NYG NL 138 591 13 0 0 -3 -0 10 1.0 23 33 3.3 .507 .506 3.6 -0.3 36 *O8/4
1948 ★ 24 NYG NL 138 507 -11 0 -0 2 -3 -12 -1.3 20 8 0.7 .491 .492 0.6 -0.1 6 *O78/9 AS
1949 ★ 25 NYG NL 156 689 26 -0 0 8 -1 33 3.3 27 60 6.0 .522 .521 5.2 0.7 52 *8O AS,MVP-14
1950 26 NYG NL 149 627 0 0 0 8 -1 8 0.6 24 31 3.0 .505 .505 2.4 0.6 23 $30,000 *8O
1951 27 NYG NL 148 603 36 1 -0 -5 -2 30 3.0 23 53 5.3 .521 .519 6.0 -0.8 58 O578/9 MVP-8
1952 ★ 28 NYG NL 153 666 16 1 0 1 -0 17 1.8 24 42 4.3 .512 .512 4.3 0.1 41 58O AS,MVP-16
1953 29 NYG NL 154 656 3 3 -1 -10 -1 -7 -0.8 25 18 1.6 .496 .496 2.8 -1.2 28 *O8/9
1954 30 MLN NL 43 113 -3 0 -0 -1 -1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .488 .497 -0.0 -0.2 0 7/9
1955 31 MLN NL 101 383 -2 -0 0 0 -4 -6 -0.8 14 8 0.7 .494 .496 0.8 -0.5 8 7/8
1956 32 MLN NL 142 505 -5 -0 -1 12 -6 -0 -0.4 19 18 1.6 .500 .500 0.7 0.4 7 *78/5
1957 33 MLN NL 41 160 -2 -0 1 2 -2 -2 -0.2 6 5 0.4 .496 .499 0.3 -0.0 3 7/8
1957 33 NYG NL 81 237 -1 -0 -0 5 -3 1 0.0 9 10 0.9 .501 .501 0.4 0.2 4 79/85
1958 34 CHC NL 152 614 8 0 -1 2 -1 8 0.8 23 31 3.1 .506 .505 3.0 0.1 29 *8/759
1959 35 CHC NL 122 418 -3 1 -0 4 -5 -2 -0.2 16 13 1.4 .498 .498 0.9 0.0 9 *789
1960 36 BOS AL 40 127 3 -0 -1 3 -1 4 0.3 4 8 0.7 .510 .502 0.5 0.2 5 87/93
1960 36 BAL AL 3 6 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .397 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /79
15 Seasons 1779 6960 78 6 -4 27 -31 76 6.5 263 339 33.1 .504 .504 31.7 -1.0 312 $30,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYG (9 yrs) 1135 4634 85 5 -1 5 -12 82 7.8 176 259 25.7 .507 .507 25.8 -0.9 253 $30,000
MLN (4 yrs) 327 1161 -12 -0 -1 13 -12 -13 -1.9 44 31 2.6 .496 .498 1.7 -0.3 18
CHC (2 yrs) 274 1032 4 2 -1 7 -6 6 0.5 39 44 4.5 .502 .502 3.9 0.1 38
BOS (1 yr) 40 127 3 -0 -1 3 -1 4 0.3 4 8 0.7 .510 .502 0.5 0.2 5
BAL (1 yr) 3 6 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .397 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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
1951 27 NYG NL WS NYY L 6 26 21 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 .238 .385 .286 .670 6 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 26 21 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 .238 .385 .286 .670 6 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 NYG NL 22 3B 16 15 15 46 18 25 3 0 .935 2.69 .952 3.08
1947 NYG NL 23 OF 127 126 125 349 330 12 7 2 .980 2.69 .977 2.42
1947 NYG NL 23 CF 126 126 125 352 334 11 7 2 .980 2.74 .977 2.76
1947 NYG NL 23 2B 9 9 9 52 27 20 5 4 .904 5.22 .975 5.57
1948 NYG NL 24 OF 125 115 112 333 313 10 10 2 .970 2.58 .978 2.39 AS
1948 NYG NL 24 LF 63 54 52 142 135 3 4 0 .972 2.19 .970 2.30 AS
1948 NYG NL 24 CF 58 58 57 171 159 7 5 2 .971 2.86 .984 2.75 AS
1948 NYG NL 24 RF 4 3 3 12 11 0 1 0 .917 2.75 .976 2.00 AS
1949 NYG NL 25 CF 156 156 156 475 459 7 9 4 .981 2.99 .978 2.84 AS,MVP-14
1949 NYG NL 25 OF 156 156 156 507 488 10 9 4 .982 3.19 .977 2.48 AS,MVP-14
1950 NYG NL 26 CF 149 148 144 1312.2 412 387 16 9 7 .978 2.76 2.70 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 NYG NL 26 OF 149 148 144 1312.2 418 394 15 9 5 .978 2.80 2.74 .978 2.34 2.31
1951 NYG NL 27 OF 77 70 69 651.1 177 168 3 6 1 .966 2.36 2.22 .981 2.42 2.41 MVP-8
1951 NYG NL 27 3B 69 69 68 608.2 240 90 136 14 13 .942 3.34 3.28 .953 3.37 3.36 MVP-8
1951 NYG NL 27 LF 38 34 33 323.1 77 72 1 4 0 .948 2.03 1.92 .977 2.32 2.31 MVP-8
1951 NYG NL 27 CF 37 36 36 321.2 97 93 2 2 2 .979 2.66 2.57 .983 2.88 2.87 MVP-8
1951 NYG NL 27 RF 3 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.99 2.03 MVP-8
1952 NYG NL 28 3B 91 90 89 801.2 283 82 184 17 13 .940 2.99 2.92 .954 3.15 3.12 AS,MVP-16
1952 NYG NL 28 CF 63 63 60 549.1 152 148 3 1 0 .993 2.47 2.40 .983 2.74 2.72 AS,MVP-16
1952 NYG NL 28 OF 63 63 60 549.1 156 152 3 1 0 .994 2.54 2.46 .981 2.31 2.29 AS,MVP-16
1953 NYG NL 29 OF 154 152 152 1347.2 414 391 16 7 0 .983 -10 -9 2.72 2.64 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 NYG NL 29 CF 153 152 152 1345.2 415 395 13 7 0 .983 -10 -9 2.73 2.67 .980 2.84 2.78
1953 NYG NL 29 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1954 MLN NL 30 OF 26 23 17 199.0 49 45 3 1 2 .980 -1 -4 2.17 1.85 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 MLN NL 30 LF 25 23 17 197.0 44 40 3 1 2 .977 -1 -4 1.96 1.72 .971 2.18 2.17
1954 MLN NL 30 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
1955 MLN NL 31 OF 91 86 76 774.2 193 182 5 6 0 .969 0 0 2.17 2.05 .977 2.30 2.28
1955 MLN NL 31 LF 88 84 75 753.2 168 158 5 5 0 .970 0 0 1.95 1.85 .972 2.05 2.03
1955 MLN NL 31 CF 3 2 1 21.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.71 1.33 .982 2.61 2.60
1956 MLN NL 32 OF 136 115 100 1066.1 271 257 7 7 0 .974 12 13 2.23 1.94 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 MLN NL 32 LF 125 98 89 920.1 225 212 6 7 0 .969 13 17 2.13 1.74 .973 2.06 2.04
1956 MLN NL 32 CF 22 17 11 146.0 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 2.59 1.91 .982 2.76 2.73
1956 MLN NL 32 3B 3 3 3 27.0 18 5 10 3 0 .833 -0 -4 5.00 5.00 .956 3.03 3.03
1957 TOT NL 33 OF 109 88 74 824.0 208 202 4 2 0 .990 7 11 2.25 1.89 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 TOT NL 33 LF 89 63 57 604.2 135 130 4 1 0 .993 3 7 1.99 1.51 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 TOT NL 33 CF 9 7 4 59.1 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1 24 3.64 2.67 .985 2.82 2.83
1957 MLN NL 33 OF 38 37 31 334.0 81 78 2 1 0 .988 2 6 2.16 2.11 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 MLN NL 33 LF 36 32 29 295.2 66 63 2 1 0 .985 1 4 1.98 1.81 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 MLN NL 33 CF 6 5 2 38.1 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 3.52 2.50 .985 2.82 2.83
1957 NYG NL 33 OF 71 51 43 490.0 127 124 2 1 0 .992 6 14 2.31 1.77 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 NYG NL 33 LF 53 31 28 309.0 69 67 2 0 0 1.000 2 10 2.01 1.30 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 NYG NL 33 RF 20 18 13 160.0 46 45 0 1 0 .978 3 21 2.53 2.25 .972 1.98 1.99
1957 NYG NL 33 CF 3 2 2 21.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 23 3.86 3.00 .984 2.83 2.83
1957 NYG NL 33 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 3.00 3.00 .953 3.00 3.00
1958 CHC NL 34 OF 148 146 136 1287.2 370 353 13 4 3 .989 3 2 2.56 2.47 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 CHC NL 34 CF 145 144 136 1261.2 355 338 13 4 3 .989 3 3 2.50 2.42 .986 2.73 2.71
1958 CHC NL 34 LF 7 0 0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -84 0.00 0.00 1.98 2.00
1958 CHC NL 34 3B 4 2 2 21.0 9 5 3 1 1 .889 -0 -11 3.43 2.00 .952 3.17 3.15
1958 CHC NL 34 RF 2 2 0 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1959 CHC NL 35 OF 116 96 71 895.1 235 223 9 3 4 .987 4 6 2.33 2.00 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 CHC NL 35 LF 61 31 24 297.0 66 60 4 2 2 .970 1 4 1.94 1.05 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 CHC NL 35 CF 50 46 32 394.0 113 110 3 0 2 1.000 0 0 2.58 2.26 .980 2.62 2.59
1959 CHC NL 35 RF 29 19 15 204.1 57 54 2 1 0 .982 4 21 2.47 1.93 .978 1.95 1.93
1960 TOT AL 36 OF 29 26 24 233.1 68 65 1 2 1 .971 2 8 2.55 2.28 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 TOT AL 36 LF 13 12 12 110.0 30 28 0 2 0 .933 -1 -15 2.29 2.15 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 TOT AL 36 RF 3 1 1 14.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -59 0.63 0.33 .970 1.95 1.97
1960 BOS AL 36 OF 27 25 23 222.1 68 65 1 2 1 .971 2 13 2.67 2.44 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BOS AL 36 CF 13 13 11 109.0 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 4 41 3.06 2.85 .987 2.66 2.65
1960 BOS AL 36 LF 12 12 12 108.0 30 28 0 2 0 .933 -1 -12 2.33 2.33 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 BOS AL 36 RF 2 0 0 5.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 1.69 0.50 .970 1.86 1.95
1960 BOS AL 36 1B 1 1 1 9.0 12 10 0 2 2 .833 0 13 10.00 10.00 .991 9.60 9.60
1960 BAL AL 36 OF 2 1 1 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -98 0.00 0.00 2.29 2.25
1960 BAL AL 36 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1960 BAL AL 36 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -80 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00
14 Seasons OF 1506 1410 1316 9141.1 3748 3563 111 74 24 .980 17 2 2.47 2.44 .978 2.31 2.33
13 Seasons CF 984 968 925 5520.1 2649 2528 77 44 23 .983 -3 -1 2.65 2.65 .981 2.77 2.75
9 Seasons LF 509 399 359 3216.0 887 835 26 26 4 .971 14 5 2.02 1.69 .974 2.09 2.09
6 Seasons 3B 184 180 178 1467.1 599 200 361 38 27 .937 -1 -0 3.18 3.05 .953 3.24 3.20
8 Seasons RF 63 43 32 405.0 119 114 2 3 0 .975 6 17 2.33 1.84 .975 1.96 1.97
1 Season 2B 9 9 9 52 27 20 5 4 .904 5.22 .975 5.57
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 9.0 12 10 0 2 2 .833 0 13 10.00 10.00 .991 9.60 9.60
15 Seasons TOT 1700 1600 1504 10617.2 4411 3800 492 119 57 .973 17 2 2.58 2.52 .975 2.44 2.44
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1967 BBWAA ( 3.4%)
1967 Run Off ( 0.3%)
1968 BBWAA ( 4.6%)
1969 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1970 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1973 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1975 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1976 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1977 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1978 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1979 BBWAA ( 2.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (14, 7%)
1951 NL (8, 18%)
1952 NL (16, 5%)
0.30 Career Shares (620th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1949 NL  5.9 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1949 NL  5.9 (6th)
1951 NL  5.3 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1949 NL  5.1 (8th)
1951 NL  6.0 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1949 NL  0.7 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1949 NL  .309 (6th)
1951 NL  .293 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1951 NL  .385 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1947 NL  .508 (7th)
1949 NL  .518 (5th)
1951 NL  .562 (4th)
1952 NL  .482 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1947 NL  .844 (10th)
1949 NL  .873 (9th)
1951 NL  .947 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 NL  156 (2nd)
1952 NL  153 (7th)
1953 NL  154 (9th)
1958 NL  152 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1949 NL  641 (3rd)
1952 NL  608 (4th)
1953 NL  608 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1949 NL  689 (7th)
1952 NL  666 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1947 NL  105 (6th)
1949 NL  99 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  198 (3rd)
1952 NL  164 (9th)
1953 NL  175 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  277 (8th)
1949 NL  332 (3rd)
1951 NL  291 (7th)
1952 NL  293 (3rd)
1953 NL  287 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1949 NL  35 (5th)
1952 NL  29 (8th)
1958 NL  27 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1949 NL  9 (8th)
1951 NL  8 (7th)
1952 NL  14 (1st)
1957 NL  7 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  29 (5th)
1949 NL  27 (4th)
1950 NL  25 (10th)
1951 NL  32 (4th)
1952 NL  24 (6th)
Career  264 (186th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 NL  109 (6th)
1951 NL  101 (7th)
1952 NL  108 (2nd)
1953 NL  106 (10th)
1958 NL  82 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 NL  78 (3rd)
1948 NL  77 (2nd)
1952 NL  74 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1949 NL  10 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1949 NL  127 (8th)
1953 NL  121 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1949 NL  131 (8th)
1951 NL  150 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1949 NL  117 (5th)
1951 NL  109 (8th)
1952 NL  96 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  25 (8th)
1951 NL  37 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  2.5 (8th)
1951 NL  3.6 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1947 NL  60 (8th)
1949 NL  71 (4th)
1951 NL  67 (4th)
1952 NL  67 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1949 NL  244 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1949 NL  .674 (9th)
1951 NL  .715 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (8th)
1950 NL  5 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1948 NL  15 (6th)
1952 NL  16 (8th)
1953 NL  18 (6th)
Career  163 (227th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1949 NL  14.6 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1947 NL  18.8 (7th)
1949 NL  23.7 (8th)
1951 NL  16.2 (5th)
1952 NL  25.3 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1949 NL  460 (4th)
1950 NL  437 (8th)
1952 NL  464 (6th)
1953 NL  455 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1951 NL  36.27 (6th)
1952 NL  28.75 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1951 NL  5.8 (3rd)
1952 NL  4.3 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1951 NL  4.2 (5th)
1952 NL  2.5 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1951 NL  3.5 (6th)
1952 NL  2.9 (7th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  184 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  13 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  88 (4th)
1956 NL  125 (3rd)
1957 NL  89 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  158 (4th)
1956 NL  212 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (4th)
1956 NL  6 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (3rd)
1956 NL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  2 (1st)
1959 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  126 (3rd)
1949 NL  156 (1st)
1950 NL  149 (2nd)
1953 NL  153 (2nd)
1958 NL  145 (3rd)
Career  984 (92nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  334 (2nd)
1949 NL  459 (2nd)
1950 NL  387 (2nd)
1953 NL  395 (3rd)
1958 NL  338 (5th)
Career  2,528 (88th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  11 (2nd)
1948 NL  7 (5th)
1949 NL  7 (4th)
1950 NL  16 (2nd)
1953 NL  13 (3rd)
1958 NL  13 (3rd)
Career  77 (64th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  7 (2nd)
1948 NL  5 (4th)
1949 NL  9 (2nd)
1950 NL  9 (2nd)
1953 NL  7 (3rd)
1958 NL  4 (5th)
Career  44 (82nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2 (2nd)
1948 NL  2 (2nd)
1949 NL  4 (1st)
1950 NL  7 (1st)
1958 NL  3 (1st)
1959 NL  2 (3rd)
1960 AL  1 (4th)
Career  23 (36th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  156 (1st)
1950 NL  149 (4th)
1953 NL  154 (4th)
1958 NL  148 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  488 (2nd)
1950 NL  394 (2nd)
1953 NL  391 (4th)
1958 NL  353 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  15 (3rd)
1953 NL  16 (3rd)
1958 NL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  10 (3rd)
1950 NL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  4 (2nd)
1950 NL  5 (2nd)
1958 NL  3 (2nd)
1959 NL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1952 NL  2.99 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  2.92 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  13 (1st)
Career  14 (94th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.95 (4th)
1956 NL  2.13 (3rd)
1957 NL  1.99 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  1.85 (4th)
1956 NL  1.74 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  .969 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.76 (4th)
1953 NL  2.73 (5th)
1958 NL  2.50 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2.74 (3rd)
1949 NL  2.99 (2nd)
1950 NL  2.70 (3rd)
1953 NL  2.67 (4th)
1958 NL  2.42 (5th)
Career  2.65 (52nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  .980 (3rd)
1949 NL  .981 (3rd)
1950 NL  .978 (3rd)
1953 NL  .983 (4th)
1958 NL  .989 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1950 NL  2.80 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  2.69 (3rd)
1949 NL  3.19 (2nd)
1950 NL  2.75 (2nd)
Career  2.44 (98th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  .990 (3rd)
1958 NL  .989 (5th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 94 (246), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (612), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (688), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (70th), 33.1 career WAR/26.6 7yr-peak WAR/29.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1950 26 New York Giants $30,000 ? W. Marshall, Baseball's Pivotal Era 398
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,000
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.

Name Translations

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Persian: بابی تامسون آمار
Japanese: ボビー・トムソン 統計
Chinese: 巴比·湯森 统计

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