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Mike Tresh

Michael Tresh

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 23, 1914 in Hazleton, PA
High School: Southwestern HS (Detroit, MI) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1938 (Age 24.193, 6,906th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians 1938-1949

Last Game: September 25, 1949 (Age 35.214)
Died: October 4, 1966 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, MI
Relatives: Father of Tom Tresh
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1853. Gordon Beckham… #1854. Willie Bloomquist… #1855. Art Whitney… #1856. MIKE TRESH… #1857. Billy Gardner… #1858. Tommy Thevenow… #1859. Gerald Laird… 

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
1938 24 CHW AL 10 38 29 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 8 4 .241 .405 .310 .716 79 9 0 1 2
1939 25 CHW AL 119 430 352 49 91 5 2 0 38 3 2 64 30 .259 .377 .284 .661 69 100 8 3 11 *2
1940 26 CHW AL 135 538 480 62 135 15 5 1 64 3 10 49 40 .281 .349 .340 .689 79 163 12 1 8 *2 MVP-20
1941 27 CHW AL 115 433 390 38 98 10 1 0 33 1 0 38 27 .251 .319 .282 .601 61 110 13 1 4 *2
1942 28 CHW AL 72 266 233 21 54 8 1 0 15 2 0 28 24 .232 .314 .275 .589 68 64 6 0 5 2
1943 29 CHW AL 86 321 279 20 60 3 0 0 20 2 1 37 20 .215 .307 .226 .533 57 63 7 0 5 2
1944 30 CHW AL 93 352 312 22 81 8 1 0 25 0 3 37 15 .260 .342 .292 .634 83 91 9 2 1 2
1945 31 CHW AL 150 533 458 50 114 12 0 0 47 6 3 65 37 .249 .342 .275 .617 82 126 9 0 9 *2 MVP-11
1946 32 CHW AL 80 261 217 28 47 5 2 0 21 0 2 36 24 .217 .336 .258 .594 70 56 5 3 5 2
1947 33 CHW AL 90 304 274 19 66 6 2 0 20 2 0 26 26 .241 .311 .277 .589 68 76 9 2 1 2
1948 34 CHW AL 39 121 108 10 27 1 0 1 11 0 0 9 9 .250 .308 .287 .595 61 31 1 0 3 2
1949 35 CLE AL 38 43 37 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .216 .310 .216 .526 41 8 0 0 1 2
12 Yrs 1027 3640 3169 326 788 75 14 2 297 19 21 402 263 .249 .335 .283 .619 71 897 79 12 54
162 Game Avg. 162 574 500 51 124 12 2 0 47 3 3 63 41 .249 .335 .283 .619 71 141 2 9
CHW (11 yrs) 989 3597 3132 322 780 75 14 2 296 19 21 397 256 .249 .336 .284 .620 72 889 79 12 53
CLE (1 yr) 38 43 37 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .216 .310 .216 .526 41 8 0 0 1

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
1938 24 CHW AL 10 38 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000 2
1939 25 CHW AL 119 430 -12 0 0 0 4 -9 -0.8 15 7 0.6 .493 .495 0.6 0.4 7 $3,000 *2
1940 26 CHW AL 135 538 -13 -3 0 -1 4 -13 -1.2 18 6 0.5 .491 .492 0.6 0.4 7 $6,500 *2 MVP-20
1941 27 CHW AL 115 433 -20 1 0 -1 4 -16 -1.7 15 -2 -0.3 .486 .490 -0.2 0.3 -1 $8,500 *2
1942 28 CHW AL 72 266 -9 1 0 -1 2 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.0 .490 .495 0.1 0.2 2 $8,500 2
1943 29 CHW AL 86 321 -13 0 0 -1 3 -11 -1.3 9 -2 -0.3 .485 .492 -0.2 0.2 -0 $7,500 2
1944 30 CHW AL 93 352 -4 -1 0 -1 3 -4 -0.4 10 7 0.6 .496 .498 0.7 0.2 8 $7,500 2
1945 31 CHW AL 150 533 -7 1 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 15 13 1.3 .498 .498 1.3 0.4 13 $8,000 *2 MVP-11
1946 32 CHW AL 80 261 -6 -1 0 3 2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.2 0.6 3 $10,000 2
1947 33 CHW AL 90 304 -10 1 0 0 3 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .491 .495 0.1 0.2 2 $14,000 2
1948 34 CHW AL 39 121 -6 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 -0.1 0.0 -1 $14,000 2
1949 35 CLE AL 38 43 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $14,000 2
12 Seasons 1027 3640 -104 -1 0 -2 30 -77 -8.1 114 37 3.1 .492 .495 3.2 3.1 39 $104,500
CHW (11 yrs) 989 3597 -101 -2 0 -3 30 -76 -8.0 113 37 3.1 .492 .495 3.3 2.9 40 $90,500
CLE (1 yr) 38 43 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $14,000

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1938 CHW AL 24 C 10 10 10 46 37 8 1 1 .978 4.50 .983 4.88 1 2 3 60% 38%
1939 CHW AL 25 C 119 116 94 547 480 59 8 7 .985 4.53 .981 4.92 9 55 28 34% 37%
1940 CHW AL 26 C 135 135 125 700 619 69 12 7 .983 5.10 .982 5.27 13 7 41 24 37% 41% 0 MVP-20
1941 CHW AL 27 C 115 115 105 580 488 81 11 12 .981 4.95 .983 5.00 13 4 34 33 49% 41% 0
1942 CHW AL 28 C 72 72 66 302 258 37 7 2 .977 4.10 .979 4.93 7 2 20 10 33% 42% 0
1943 CHW AL 29 C 85 81 77 390 321 62 7 4 .982 4.51 .981 5.23 7 0 24 27 53% 42% 2
1944 CHW AL 30 C 93 89 82 425 370 47 8 5 .981 4.48 .976 4.91 10 0 28 28 50% 39% 0
1945 CHW AL 31 C 150 150 125 688 575 102 11 7 .984 4.51 .986 4.92 6 4 32 48 60% 45% 3 MVP-11
1946 CHW AL 32 C 79 72 61 380 330 48 2 13 .995 4.78 .982 5.52 6 0 17 20 54% 46% 1
1947 CHW AL 33 C 89 87 67 360 313 38 9 10 .975 3.94 .985 5.02 4 13 27 14 34% 46% 1
1948 CHW AL 34 C 34 29 27 117 99 16 2 1 .983 3.38 .986 4.74 4 6 11 3 21% 44% 1
1949 CLE AL 35 C 38 8 2 79 71 8 0 3 1.000 2.08 .985 4.76 1 4 5 4 44% 45% 0
12 Seasons C 1019 964 841 4614 3961 575 78 72 .983 4.45 .982 5.04 81 40 296 242 45% 42% 8
12 Seasons TOT 1019 964 841 4614 3961 575 78 72 .983 4.45 .982 5.04 81 40 296 242 45% 42% 8
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

All-Star Games
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 AL (20, 1%)
1945 AL (11, 10%)
0.11 Career Shares (914th)

Games Played s c a p y
1945 AL  150 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1940 AL  10 (1st)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1939 AL  119 (2nd)
1940 AL  135 (1st)
1941 AL  115 (3rd)
1944 AL  93 (4th)
1945 AL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1939 AL  480 (3rd)
1940 AL  619 (1st)
1941 AL  488 (1st)
1945 AL  575 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1939 AL  59 (3rd)
1940 AL  69 (2nd)
1941 AL  81 (2nd)
1943 AL  62 (4th)
1945 AL  102 (1st)
1946 AL  48 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1940 AL  12 (3rd)
1941 AL  11 (3rd)
1945 AL  11 (1st)
1947 AL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1939 AL  7 (5th)
1941 AL  12 (2nd)
1946 AL  13 (1st)
1947 AL  10 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1939 AL  9 (3rd)
1940 AL  13 (2nd)
1941 AL  13 (3rd)
1943 AL  7 (5th)
1944 AL  10 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1939 AL  55 (2nd)
1940 AL  41 (3rd)
1941 AL  34 (4th)
1945 AL  32 (4th)
1947 AL  27 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1939 AL  28 (3rd)
1941 AL  33 (2nd)
1944 AL  28 (5th)
1945 AL  48 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1941 AL  49.3 (2nd)
1943 AL  52.9 (4th)
1944 AL  50.0 (4th)
1945 AL  60.0 (1st)
1946 AL  54.1 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1940 AL  5.10 (3rd)
1941 AL  4.95 (5th)
1943 AL  4.51 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1939 AL  .985 (2nd)
1940 AL  .983 (3rd)
1941 AL  .981 (5th)
1943 AL  .982 (4th)
1946 AL  .995 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (592), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (370th), 3.1 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1938 24 Chicago White Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 25 Chicago White Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 26 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 27 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 28 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 29 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 30 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 31 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 32 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 33 Chicago White Sox $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 34 Chicago White Sox $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 35 Cleveland Indians $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$104,500
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.

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