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Joe Tipton

Joe Hicks Tipton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 18, 1922 in McCaysville, GA
High School: McCaysville HS (McCaysville, GA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1948 (Age 26.074)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/WhiteSox/Senators 1948-1954

Final Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 32.220)
Died: March 1, 1994 in Birmingham, AL
Buried: Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, 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
1948 26 CLE AL 47 97 90 11 26 3 0 1 13 0 0 4 10 .289 .333 .356 .689 85 32 0 2 1 2
1949 27 CHW AL 67 219 191 20 39 5 3 3 19 1 1 27 17 .204 .306 .309 .615 66 59 5 1 0 2
1950 28 PHA AL 64 205 184 15 49 5 1 6 20 0 0 19 16 .266 .335 .402 .737 90 74 3 0 2 2
1951 29 PHA AL 72 266 213 23 51 9 0 3 20 1 1 51 25 .239 .389 .324 .713 93 69 2 1 1 2
1952 30 TOT AL 66 214 173 21 39 6 0 9 30 1 0 36 31 .225 .365 .416 .781 119 72 5 2 3 2
1952 30 PHA AL 23 85 68 6 13 4 0 3 8 0 0 15 10 .191 .337 .382 .720 95 26 1 0 2 2
1952 30 CLE AL 43 129 105 15 26 2 0 6 22 1 0 21 21 .248 .383 .438 .821 135 46 4 2 1 2
1953 31 CLE AL 47 131 109 17 25 2 0 6 13 0 0 19 13 .229 .359 .413 .772 110 45 7 3 0 2
1954 32 WSH AL 54 193 157 9 35 6 1 1 10 0 1 30 30 .223 .353 .293 .646 83 46 3 2 2 1 2
7 Yrs 417 1325 1117 116 264 36 5 29 125 3 3 186 142 .236 .351 .355 .706 92 397 25 11 9 1
162 Game Avg. 162 515 434 45 103 14 2 11 49 1 1 72 55 .236 .351 .355 .706 92 154 10 4 3
PHA (3 yrs) 159 556 465 44 113 18 1 12 48 1 1 85 51 .243 .361 .363 .725 93 169 6 1 5
CLE (3 yrs) 137 357 304 43 77 7 0 13 48 1 0 44 44 .253 .361 .405 .765 112 123 11 7 2
WSH (1 yr) 54 193 157 9 35 6 1 1 10 0 1 30 30 .223 .353 .293 .646 83 46 3 2 2 1
CHW (1 yr) 67 219 191 20 39 5 3 3 19 1 1 27 17 .204 .306 .309 .615 66 59 5 1 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
1948 26 CLE AL 47 97 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.2 0.1 2 2
1949 27 CHW AL 67 219 -9 0 -0 0 2 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .489 .495 -0.1 0.2 -1 2
1950 28 PHA AL 64 205 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.5 0.2 5 2
1951 29 PHA AL 72 266 1 -2 1 1 2 3 0.3 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 1.0 0.3 10 2
1952 30 PHA AL 23 85 -0 -1 0 0 1 0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2
1952 30 CLE AL 43 129 5 1 -0 -1 1 6 0.6 4 10 1.0 .515 .504 1.1 0.0 11 2
1953 31 CLE AL 47 131 2 0 -1 1 1 3 0.3 4 7 0.7 .506 .502 0.6 0.2 6 2
1954 32 WSH AL 54 193 1 -1 -0 -1 2 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.8 0.1 8 2
7 Seasons 417 1325 -5 -2 -1 0 12 3 0.4 40 43 4.3 .501 .500 4.3 1.2 44
PHA (3 yrs) 159 556 -3 -2 1 1 5 2 0.2 17 19 1.9 .501 .501 1.7 0.6 18
CLE (3 yrs) 137 357 5 1 -2 0 3 8 0.9 11 19 1.9 .506 .502 1.9 0.3 19
WSH (1 yr) 54 193 1 -1 -0 -1 2 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.8 0.1 8
CHW (1 yr) 67 219 -9 0 -0 0 2 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .489 .495 -0.1 0.2 -1

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
1948 ❍ 26 CLE AL WS BSN 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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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 CLE AL 26 C 40 19 14 105 84 18 3 4 .971 2.55 .986 4.74 2 4 5 6 55% 44% 0
1949 CHW AL 27 C 53 49 46 237 203 32 2 4 .992 4.43 .985 4.76 4 4 13 15 54% 45% 2
1950 PHA AL 28 C 59 53 45 453.0 228 201 24 3 3 .987 4.47 3.81 .985 4.94 4.85 3 7 6 8 57% 49% 2
1951 PHA AL 29 C 72 69 59 597.2 291 230 52 9 12 .969 4.25 3.92 .982 5.03 5.01 1 6 10 25 71% 46% 6
1952 TOT AL 30 C 58 52 47 470.2 237 198 34 5 2 .979 4.44 4.00 .985 5.44 5.44 2 5 13 15 54% 46% 2
1952 PHA AL 30 C 23 23 22 196.1 97 80 16 1 1 .990 4.40 4.17 .985 5.44 5.44 0 2 5 9 64% 46% 1
1952 CLE AL 30 C 35 29 25 274.1 140 118 18 4 1 .971 4.46 3.89 .985 5.44 5.44 2 3 8 6 43% 46% 1
1953 CLE AL 31 C 46 31 24 296.0 132 114 18 0 1 1.000 1 4 4.01 2.87 .985 5.18 5.15 3 4 8 7 47% 51% 0
1954 WSH AL 32 C 52 51 41 435.1 252 220 30 2 6 .992 -1 -3 5.17 4.81 .986 5.40 5.36 5 10 18 16 47% 48% 1
7 Seasons C 380 324 276 2252.2 1482 1250 208 24 32 .984 0 0 4.48 3.84 .985 5.19 5.05 20 40 73 92 56% 47% 13
7 Seasons TOT 380 324 276 2252.2 1482 1250 208 24 32 .984 0 0 4.48 3.84 .985 5.19 5.05 20 40 73 92 56% 47% 13
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

Assists as C s c a p y
1951 AL  52 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1951 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1951 AL  12 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  4 (3rd)
1954 AL  5 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1951 AL  25 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1951 AL  71.4 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1975), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (330th), 4.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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