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Thurman Tucker

Thurman Lowell Tucker (Joe E.)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 26, 1917 in Gordon, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1942 (Age 24.200)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians 1942-1951

Final Game: April 29, 1951 (Age 33.215)
Died: May 7, 1993 in Oklahoma City, OK
Buried: Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, TX
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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
1942 24 CHW AL 7 24 24 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .208 .333 -6 5 0 0 0 /8O
1943 25 CHW AL 139 616 528 81 124 15 6 3 39 29 17 79 72 .235 .336 .303 .639 88 160 5 1 8 *8O
1944 ★ 26 CHW AL 124 504 446 59 128 15 6 2 46 13 12 57 40 .287 .368 .361 .729 110 161 4 0 1 *8O AS
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 28 CHW AL 121 497 438 62 126 20 3 1 36 9 10 54 45 .288 .367 .354 .721 105 155 2 1 4 *8O
1947 29 CHW AL 89 293 254 28 60 9 4 1 17 10 4 38 25 .236 .336 .315 .651 85 80 0 0 1 8O
1948 30 CLE AL 83 274 242 52 63 13 2 1 19 11 2 31 17 .260 .347 .343 .690 86 83 3 1 0 8O
1949 31 CLE AL 80 217 197 28 48 5 2 0 14 4 2 18 19 .244 .307 .289 .596 60 57 3 0 2 O8/7
1950 32 CLE AL 57 116 101 13 18 2 0 1 7 1 0 14 14 .178 .284 .228 .512 35 23 0 1 0 O87/9
1951 33 CLE AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 701 2542 2231 325 570 79 24 9 179 77 47 291 237 .255 .342 .325 .667 89 724 17 4 16
162 Game Avg. 162 587 516 75 132 18 6 2 41 18 11 67 55 .255 .342 .325 .667 89 167 4 1 4
CHW (5 yrs) 480 1934 1690 232 441 59 20 7 139 61 43 228 186 .261 .349 .332 .681 97 561 11 2 14
CLE (4 yrs) 221 608 541 93 129 20 4 2 40 16 4 63 51 .238 .320 .301 .621 66 163 6 2 2

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
1942 24 CHW AL 7 24 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .432 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $2,100 /8O
1943 25 CHW AL 139 616 -6 0 0 5 -1 -2 -0.2 17 16 1.5 .499 .499 0.9 0.5 11 $3,300 *8O
1944 ★ 26 CHW AL 124 504 7 -2 0 12 -1 17 1.9 15 31 3.3 .515 .512 2.0 1.3 19 $5,000 *8O AS
1946 28 CHW AL 121 497 5 -1 0 2 -1 5 0.5 15 20 2.0 .504 .503 1.8 0.2 18 $8,500 *8O
1947 29 CHW AL 89 293 -4 1 0 -2 -0 -5 -0.6 8 3 0.2 .493 .496 0.5 -0.3 5 $12,000 8O
1948 30 CLE AL 83 274 -4 2 2 4 -0 3 0.3 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 0.7 0.3 7 $12,500 8O
1949 31 CLE AL 80 217 -11 2 1 2 -0 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .492 .496 -0.2 0.1 -2 $12,500 O8/7
1950 32 CLE AL 57 116 -10 -0 0 -2 -1 -12 -1.2 4 -9 -0.8 .479 .493 -0.7 -0.3 -7 $12,500 O87/9
1951 33 CLE AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .470 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $11,500
9 Seasons 701 2542 -26 1 3 20 -5 -6 -0.5 74 68 6.9 .499 .501 4.6 1.7 48 $79,900
CHW (5 yrs) 480 1934 -1 -2 0 16 -3 10 1.0 56 66 6.7 .502 .503 4.8 1.5 50 $30,900
CLE (4 yrs) 221 608 -25 3 3 4 -2 -16 -1.6 18 2 0.2 .493 .497 -0.3 0.2 -2 $49,000

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 ❍ 30 CLE AL WS BSN W 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 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
1942 CHW AL 24 CF 5 5 5 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.80 .981 2.80
1942 CHW AL 24 OF 5 5 5 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.80 .976 2.38
1943 CHW AL 25 CF 132 132 132 416 397 14 5 1 .988 3.11 .978 2.78
1943 CHW AL 25 OF 132 132 132 418 399 14 5 1 .988 3.13 .977 2.47
1944 CHW AL 26 CF 120 117 116 431 415 12 4 2 .991 3.56 .979 3.00 AS
1944 CHW AL 26 OF 120 117 116 430 414 12 4 2 .991 3.55 .974 2.47 AS
1946 CHW AL 28 CF 110 107 101 286 272 11 3 2 .990 2.57 .984 2.72
1946 CHW AL 28 OF 110 107 101 290 276 11 3 1 .990 2.61 .977 2.36
1947 CHW AL 29 CF 65 62 60 179 170 5 4 2 .978 2.69 .983 2.90
1947 CHW AL 29 OF 65 62 60 180 171 5 4 2 .978 2.71 .979 2.47
1948 CLE AL 30 CF 66 54 52 176 171 5 0 2 1.000 2.67 .978 3.01
1948 CLE AL 30 OF 66 54 52 177 172 5 0 2 1.000 2.68 .975 2.51
1949 CLE AL 31 OF 52 43 39 123 119 2 2 0 .984 2.33 .980 2.44
1949 CLE AL 31 CF 48 39 35 112 110 1 1 0 .991 2.31 .980 2.80
1949 CLE AL 31 LF 4 4 4 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.00 .982 2.33
1950 CLE AL 32 OF 34 18 13 192.2 62 58 2 2 1 .968 2.80 1.76 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 CLE AL 32 CF 16 8 5 92.0 34 32 1 1 0 .971 3.23 2.06 .981 2.93 2.88
1950 CLE AL 32 LF 15 8 6 77.2 25 23 1 1 1 .960 2.78 1.60 .977 2.39 2.35
1950 CLE AL 32 RF 4 2 2 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.96 1.25 .976 2.11 2.08
8 Seasons OF 584 538 518 192.2 1690 1617 52 21 9 .988 2.80 2.86 .977 2.51 2.45
8 Seasons CF 562 524 506 92.0 1644 1575 50 19 9 .988 3.23 2.89 .980 2.93 2.86
2 Seasons LF 19 12 10 77.2 34 30 2 2 1 .941 2.78 1.68 .979 2.39 2.34
1 Season RF 4 2 2 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.96 1.25 .976 2.11 2.08
9 Seasons TOT 584 538 518 192.2 1690 1617 52 21 9 .988 2.80 2.86 .977 2.51 2.45
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
1944 AL  1.3 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1943 AL  81 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1943 AL  79 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1943 AL  72 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1943 AL  29 (3rd)
1944 AL  13 (6th)
1946 AL  9 (9th)
1947 AL  10 (9th)
1948 AL  11 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1943 AL  17 (2nd)
1944 AL  12 (3rd)
1946 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  132 (3rd)
1944 AL  120 (4th)
1946 AL  110 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  397 (2nd)
1944 AL  415 (3rd)
1946 AL  272 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  14 (1st)
1944 AL  12 (3rd)
1946 AL  11 (3rd)
1947 AL  5 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  1 (3rd)
1946 AL  2 (3rd)
1947 AL  2 (3rd)
1948 AL  2 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  399 (1st)
1944 AL  414 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  14 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  3.11 (1st)
1944 AL  3.56 (1st)
1946 AL  2.57 (4th)
Career  2.89 (12th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  .988 (2nd)
1944 AL  .991 (2nd)
1946 AL  .990 (2nd)
Career  .988 (55th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  3.13 (1st)
1944 AL  3.55 (1st)
1946 AL  2.61 (5th)
Career  2.86 (9th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  .988 (4th)
1944 AL  .991 (1st)
1946 AL  .990 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 15 (1210), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2425), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (265th), 6.9 career WAR/8.1 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1942 24 Chicago White Sox $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 25 Chicago White Sox $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 26 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 28 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 29 Chicago White Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 30 Cleveland Indians $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 31 Cleveland Indians $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 32 Cleveland Indians $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 33 Cleveland Indians $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,900
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: Joe Thurman E. Lowell Thurman thurmon Tucker

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