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Specs Toporcer

George Toporcer
played as Toporcer

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 9, 1899 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1921 (Age 22)
Team: Cardinals 1921-1928

Final Game: June 2, 1928 (Age 29)
Died: May 17, 1989 in Huntington Station, NY
Buried: Melville Cemetery, Melville, NY
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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
1921 22 STL NL 22 57 53 4 14 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 4 .264 .304 .283 .587 58 15 0 1 4/6
1922 23 STL NL 116 391 352 56 114 25 6 3 36 2 1 24 18 .324 .370 .455 .825 116 160 2 13 6/54O9
1923 24 STL NL 97 354 303 45 77 11 3 3 35 4 3 41 14 .254 .349 .340 .689 85 103 3 7 46/35
1924 25 STL NL 70 216 198 30 62 10 3 1 24 2 3 11 14 .313 .362 .409 .771 108 81 4 3 56/4
1925 26 STL NL 83 313 268 38 76 13 4 2 26 7 2 36 15 .284 .373 .384 .757 92 103 2 6 6/4
1926 27 STL NL 64 104 88 13 22 3 2 0 9 1 8 9 .250 .327 .330 .656 74 29 2 6 4/65
1927 28 STL NL 86 329 290 37 72 13 4 0 19 5 27 16 .248 .314 .321 .635 67 93 1 11 56/43
1928 29 STL NL 8 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /34
8 Yrs 546 1778 1566 223 437 76 22 9 151 22 9 150 93 .279 .347 .373 .720 90 584 14 47
162 Game Avg. 162 528 465 66 130 23 7 3 45 7 45 28 .279 .347 .373 .720 90 173 4 14

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
1921 22 STL NL 22 57 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 4/6
1922 23 STL NL 116 391 9 1 0 -6 6 10 1.0 12 22 2.2 .508 .506 2.8 0.1 28 6/54O9
1923 24 STL NL 97 354 -4 0 0 -4 4 -4 -0.4 11 7 0.7 .496 .498 1.1 0.0 11 46/35
1924 25 STL NL 70 216 2 -0 0 1 3 6 0.6 7 13 1.3 .509 .504 1.2 0.4 12 56/4
1925 26 STL NL 83 313 -2 1 0 5 5 9 0.8 10 19 1.8 .511 .505 1.4 0.9 14 6/4
1926 27 STL NL 64 104 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 0.1 0.1 1 4/65
1927 28 STL NL 86 329 -13 -0 0 1 3 -9 -1.0 10 1 0.1 .489 .494 -0.0 0.4 -0 56/43
1928 29 STL NL 8 14 -4 0 0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .460 .498 -0.4 0.1 -4 /34
8 Seasons 546 1778 -18 2 0 -2 23 5 0.2 55 60 5.8 .501 .501 6.1 2.0 62

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
1926 27 STL NL WS NYY W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0

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
1921 STL NL 22 2B 12 11 11 65 24 37 4 6 .938 5.08 .962 5.70
1921 STL NL 22 SS 2 1 1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 3.00 .952 5.85
1922 STL NL 23 SS 91 72 67 441 168 246 27 34 .939 4.55 .945 5.78
1922 STL NL 23 3B 6 4 3 11 2 7 2 1 .818 1.50 .948 3.05
1922 STL NL 23 2B 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .960 5.80
1922 STL NL 23 OF 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .963 2.40
1922 STL NL 23 RF 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .953 2.20
1923 STL NL 24 2B 52 49 48 309 130 162 17 39 .945 5.62 .959 5.90
1923 STL NL 24 SS 33 21 20 146 62 77 7 18 .952 4.21 .939 5.80
1923 STL NL 24 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.60
1923 STL NL 24 3B 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.10
1924 STL NL 25 3B 33 30 26 78 22 54 2 2 .974 2.30 .956 2.93
1924 STL NL 25 SS 25 17 17 86 32 49 5 6 .942 3.24 .949 5.76
1924 STL NL 25 2B 3 2 1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.33 .960 5.97
1925 STL NL 26 SS 66 64 63 371 141 215 15 40 .960 5.39 .942 5.73
1925 STL NL 26 2B 7 6 6 25 8 16 1 1 .960 3.43 .967 5.84
1926 STL NL 27 2B 27 12 12 58 22 35 1 3 .983 2.11 .965 5.78
1926 STL NL 27 SS 5 0 0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 .948 5.84
1926 STL NL 27 3B 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 3.00
1927 STL NL 28 3B 54 52 44 147 49 95 3 8 .980 2.67 .945 2.96
1927 STL NL 28 SS 27 17 15 108 37 62 9 13 .917 3.67 .944 5.50
1927 STL NL 28 2B 2 0 0 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 2.50 .966 5.95
1927 STL NL 28 1B 1 1 0 11 9 1 1 1 .909 10.00 .989 10.50
1928 STL NL 29 1B 1 1 1 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 10.00 .989 10.50
1928 STL NL 29 2B 1 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 5.00 .970 5.90
7 Seasons SS 249 192 183 1163 443 657 63 111 .946 4.42 .944 5.74
8 Seasons 2B 105 80 78 475 195 256 24 51 .949 4.30 .961 5.84
5 Seasons 3B 95 89 75 240 74 159 7 11 .971 2.45 .949 2.96
3 Seasons 1B 3 2 1 21 16 4 1 1 .952 6.67 .989 10.53
1 Season OF 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .963 2.40
1 Season RF 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .953 2.20
8 Seasons TOT 453 364 338 1902 730 1076 96 174 .950 3.99 .949 5.20
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1925 NL  0.9 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (243rd), 5.8 career WAR/6.1 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: George Specs Toporcer

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