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Hal Trosky

Harold Arthur Trosky Sr.
born Harold Arthur Trojovsky

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 207 lb.

Born: November 11, 1912 in Norway, IA
High School: Norway HS (Norway, IA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1933 (Age 20.304)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox 1933-1946

Final Game: September 27, 1946 (Age 33.320)
Died: June 18, 1979 in Cedar Rapids, IA
Buried: St. Michael Cemetery, Norway, IA
Relatives: Father of Hal Trosky
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 22, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #370. Carl Crawford… #371. Lee May… #372. Travis Jackson… #373. HAL TROSKY… #374. George Kell… #375. Ray Durham… #376. Bobby Bonilla… 

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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
1933 20 CLE AL 11 47 44 6 13 1 2 1 8 0 0 2 12 .295 .340 .477 .818 110 21 1 0 3
1934 21 CLE AL 154 685 625 117 206 45 9 35 142 2 2 58 49 .330 .388 .598 .987 150 374 2 0 *3 MVP-7
1935 22 CLE AL 154 680 632 84 171 33 7 26 113 1 2 46 60 .271 .321 .468 .789 100 296 1 1 *3
1936 23 CLE AL 151 671 629 124 216 45 9 42 162 6 5 36 58 .343 .382 .644 1.026 146 405 3 3 *3/4 MVP-10
1937 24 CLE AL 153 669 601 104 179 36 9 32 128 3 1 65 60 .298 .367 .547 .915 129 329 1 3 *3
1938 25 CLE AL 150 626 554 106 185 40 9 19 110 5 1 67 40 .334 .407 .542 .948 137 300 1 4 *3 MVP-13
1939 26 CLE AL 122 512 448 89 150 31 4 25 104 2 3 52 28 .335 .405 .589 .994 154 264 6 1 10 *3 MVP-30
1940 27 CLE AL 140 608 522 85 154 39 4 25 93 1 2 79 45 .295 .392 .529 .920 138 276 5 4 3 *3
1941 28 CLE AL 89 356 310 43 91 17 0 11 51 1 2 44 21 .294 .383 .455 .838 126 141 6 1 0 3
1944 31 CHW AL 135 560 497 55 120 32 2 10 70 3 2 62 30 .241 .327 .374 .701 102 186 15 1 0 *3
1946 33 CHW AL 88 335 299 22 76 12 3 2 31 4 3 34 37 .254 .330 .334 .665 89 100 11 0 1 3
11 Yrs 1347 5749 5161 835 1561 331 58 228 1012 28 23 545 440 .302 .371 .522 .892 130 2692 43 16 25
162 Game Avg. 162 691 621 100 188 40 7 27 122 3 3 66 53 .302 .371 .522 .892 130 324 2 3
CLE (9 yrs) 1124 4854 4365 758 1365 287 53 216 911 21 18 449 373 .313 .379 .551 .930 135 2406 17 15 24
CHW (2 yrs) 223 895 796 77 196 44 5 12 101 7 5 96 67 .246 .328 .359 .687 97 286 26 1 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
1933 20 CLE AL 11 47 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.0 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $1,980 3
1934 21 CLE AL 154 685 43 -0 0 -2 -7 34 3.0 26 59 5.5 .520 .519 5.8 -0.9 61 $3,000 *3 MVP-7
1935 22 CLE AL 154 680 -4 0 0 1 -7 -10 -1.1 26 15 1.4 .494 .494 1.4 -0.7 14 $7,000 *3
1936 23 CLE AL 151 671 38 -1 0 -8 -7 23 2.0 24 47 4.2 .513 .512 4.9 -1.3 55 $7,500 *3/4 MVP-10
1937 24 CLE AL 153 669 24 1 0 -8 -7 10 0.9 24 34 3.1 .506 .505 3.9 -1.4 42 $13,500 *3
1938 25 CLE AL 150 626 33 1 0 -2 -7 25 2.3 22 48 4.4 .515 .514 4.5 -0.7 50 $15,000 *3 MVP-13
1939 26 CLE AL 122 512 37 -1 0 7 -6 38 3.5 18 56 5.2 .529 .521 4.5 0.2 49 $17,500 *3 MVP-30
1940 27 CLE AL 140 608 31 -0 0 -2 -6 23 2.2 21 43 4.1 .515 .513 4.3 -0.8 45 $17,500 *3
1941 28 CLE AL 89 356 13 -0 0 -2 -4 6 0.6 12 19 1.8 .507 .504 2.0 -0.6 21 $17,500 3
1944 31 CHW AL 135 560 2 0 0 -4 -6 -8 -0.9 16 8 0.8 .494 .495 1.2 -1.1 13 $12,500 *3
1946 33 CHW AL 88 335 -4 0 0 -3 -4 -10 -1.1 10 0 -0.2 .487 .493 0.2 -0.7 3 $11,000 3
11 Seasons 1347 5749 214 0 0 -23 -62 130 11.3 201 331 30.5 .508 .508 32.8 -8.0 354 $123,980
CLE (9 yrs) 1124 4854 215 0 0 -16 -52 148 13.3 174 322 29.8 .512 .510 31.4 -6.1 338 $100,480
CHW (2 yrs) 223 895 -1 0 0 -7 -10 -18 -2.0 26 9 0.6 .491 .494 1.4 -1.9 16 $23,500

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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
1933 CLE AL 20 1B 11 11 11 96 91 4 1 6 .990 8.64 .989 10.27
1934 CLE AL 21 1B 154 154 154 1595 1487 86 22 145 .986 10.21 .991 10.00 MVP-7
1935 CLE AL 22 1B 153 153 153 1666 1567 88 11 129 .993 10.82 .992 10.16
1936 CLE AL 23 1B 151 151 145 1474 1367 85 22 126 .985 9.62 .991 9.93 MVP-10
1936 CLE AL 23 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.80 MVP-10
1937 CLE AL 24 1B 152 152 151 1489 1403 76 10 131 .993 9.73 .991 9.84
1938 CLE AL 25 1B 148 148 145 1344 1232 102 10 121 .993 9.01 .990 9.77 MVP-13
1939 CLE AL 26 1B 118 118 111 1110 1004 97 9 97 .992 9.33 .990 9.64 MVP-30
1940 CLE AL 27 1B 139 139 137 1288 1207 70 11 129 .991 9.19 .989 9.80
1941 CLE AL 28 1B 85 82 79 790 727 54 9 77 .989 9.19 .990 9.92
1944 CHW AL 31 1B 130 130 129 1376 1310 57 9 122 .993 10.52 .990 10.07
1946 CHW AL 33 1B 80 74 71 769 729 33 7 63 .991 9.53 .989 9.58
11 Seasons 1B 1321 1312 1286 12997 12124 752 121 1146 .991 9.75 .990 9.89
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.80
11 Seasons TOT 1322 1312 1286 12999 12125 753 121 1146 .991 9.74 .990 9.89
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1934 AL (7, 23%)
1936 AL (10, 24%)
1938 AL (13, 7%)
1939 AL (30, 1%)
0.55 Career Shares (420th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1934 AL  5.5 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1934 AL  5.5 (6th)
1939 AL  5.2 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1934 AL  5.8 (6th)
1936 AL  4.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1934 AL  .330 (9th)
1936 AL  .343 (9th)
1938 AL  .334 (6th)
1939 AL  .335 (4th)
Career  .302 (178th)

On-Base% s c a p y
Career  .371 (249th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1934 AL  .598 (4th)
1936 AL  .644 (2nd)
1937 AL  .547 (9th)
1938 AL  .542 (9th)
1939 AL  .589 (5th)
1940 AL  .529 (6th)
Career  .522 (58th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1934 AL  .987 (4th)
1936 AL  1.026 (5th)
1939 AL  .994 (5th)
1940 AL  .920 (6th)
Career  .892 (68th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1935 AL  154 (1st)
1938 AL  150 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 AL  625 (2nd)
1935 AL  632 (4th)
1936 AL  629 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 AL  685 (8th)
1935 AL  680 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 AL  117 (7th)
1936 AL  124 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  206 (3rd)
1936 AL  216 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1934 AL  374 (2nd)
1935 AL  296 (8th)
1936 AL  405 (1st)
1937 AL  329 (5th)
1938 AL  300 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1934 AL  45 (4th)
1936 AL  45 (5th)
1938 AL  40 (3rd)
1940 AL  39 (7th)
1944 AL  32 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1934 AL  9 (8th)
1938 AL  9 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  35 (3rd)
1935 AL  26 (5th)
1936 AL  42 (2nd)
1937 AL  32 (6th)
1939 AL  25 (6th)
1940 AL  25 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1934 AL  142 (2nd)
1935 AL  113 (4th)
1936 AL  162 (1st)
1937 AL  128 (5th)
1939 AL  104 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 AL  60 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1934 AL  150 (5th)
1936 AL  146 (5th)
1939 AL  154 (6th)
1940 AL  138 (7th)
Career  130 (171st)

Runs Created s c a p y
1934 AL  144 (3rd)
1936 AL  152 (5th)
1937 AL  121 (9th)
1938 AL  122 (7th)
1939 AL  106 (9th)
1940 AL  106 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  43 (6th)
1936 AL  39 (5th)
1938 AL  32 (9th)
1939 AL  36 (7th)
1940 AL  31 (7th)
Career  213 (248th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1934 AL  4.0 (6th)
1936 AL  3.5 (5th)
1938 AL  2.9 (8th)
1939 AL  3.3 (7th)
1940 AL  2.9 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  89 (3rd)
1935 AL  66 (5th)
1936 AL  96 (1st)
1937 AL  77 (5th)
1938 AL  68 (6th)
1939 AL  60 (9th)
1940 AL  68 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 AL  266 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1934 AL  .749 (5th)
1936 AL  .732 (7th)
1938 AL  .709 (8th)
1939 AL  .736 (6th)
1940 AL  .678 (8th)
Career  .663 (159th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1940 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1944 AL  15 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1936 AL  10.5 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1934 AL  17.9 (5th)
1935 AL  24.3 (7th)
1936 AL  15.0 (3rd)
1937 AL  18.8 (7th)
1939 AL  17.9 (5th)
1940 AL  20.9 (8th)
Career  22.6 (217th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1935 AL  464 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  27.74 (1st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  3.1 (1st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  3.1 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  2.6 (1st)

Putoutss c a p y
1934 AL  1,487 (1st)
1935 AL  1,567 (1st)
1936 AL  1,368 (4th)
1937 AL  1,403 (2nd)
1938 AL  1,232 (4th)
1944 AL  1,310 (5th)
Career  12,125 (89th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1935 AL  153 (1st)
1936 AL  151 (2nd)
1937 AL  152 (3rd)
1938 AL  148 (4th)
Career  1,321 (82nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  1,487 (1st)
1935 AL  1,567 (1st)
1936 AL  1,367 (4th)
1937 AL  1,403 (2nd)
1938 AL  1,232 (4th)
1944 AL  1,310 (5th)
Career  12,124 (79th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  86 (1st)
1935 AL  88 (2nd)
1936 AL  85 (2nd)
1937 AL  76 (4th)
1938 AL  102 (3rd)
1939 AL  97 (2nd)
Career  752 (98th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  22 (1st)
1935 AL  11 (5th)
1936 AL  22 (1st)
1937 AL  10 (4th)
1938 AL  10 (5th)
1944 AL  9 (5th)
Career  121 (84th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  145 (1st)
1935 AL  129 (3rd)
1936 AL  126 (5th)
1937 AL  131 (3rd)
1940 AL  129 (3rd)
1944 AL  122 (4th)
Career  1,146 (59th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  10.21 (3rd)
1935 AL  10.82 (2nd)
1936 AL  9.62 (5th)
1937 AL  9.73 (5th)
1944 AL  10.52 (1st)
1946 AL  9.53 (3rd)
Career  9.75 (82nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  .993 (3rd)
1937 AL  .993 (2nd)
1938 AL  .993 (2nd)
1939 AL  .992 (3rd)
1940 AL  .991 (2nd)
1944 AL  .993 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1933 AL  born 1912-11-11 (4th)
1934 AL  born 1912-11-11 (10th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, 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 - 6 (354), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 108 (199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 77 (247), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 30 (315), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (68th), 30.5 career WAR/28.3 7yr-peak WAR/29.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1933 20 Cleveland Indians $1,980 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 21 Cleveland Indians $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 22 Cleveland Indians $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 23 Cleveland Indians $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 24 Cleveland Indians $13,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 25 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 26 Cleveland Indians $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 27 Cleveland Indians $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 28 Cleveland Indians $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 31 Chicago White Sox $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 33 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$123,980
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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Name and misspellings: Harold Arthur Hal hank Sr. Trosky trotsky

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