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Tom Upton

Thomas Herbert Upton (Muscles)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 29, 1926 in Esther, MO
Schools: Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1950 (Age 23.111)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators 1950-1952

Final Game: April 30, 1952 (Age 25.123)
Died: March 24, 2008 in Downey, CA
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Bill Upton
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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
1950 23 SLB AL 124 449 389 50 92 5 6 2 30 7 2 52 45 .237 .328 .296 .624 58 115 8 1 7 *6/45
1951 24 SLB AL 52 149 131 9 26 4 3 0 12 1 1 12 22 .198 .271 .275 .546 46 36 5 1 5 6
1952 25 WSH AL 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 -50 0 0 0 1 /6
3 Yrs 181 605 525 60 118 9 9 2 42 8 3 65 67 .225 .313 .288 .600 54 151 13 2 13
162 Game Avg. 162 541 470 54 106 8 8 2 38 7 3 58 60 .225 .313 .288 .600 54 135 12 2 12
SLB (2 yrs) 176 598 520 59 118 9 9 2 42 8 3 64 67 .227 .314 .290 .604 55 151 13 2 12
WSH (1 yr) 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 -50 0 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
1950 23 SLB AL 124 449 -25 1 1 -17 8 -32 -3.0 14 -18 -1.7 .476 .481 -0.1 -0.8 -1 *6/45
1951 24 SLB AL 52 149 -11 -1 -0 -5 2 -14 -1.5 5 -10 -1.0 .472 .491 -0.5 -0.2 -5 6
1952 25 WSH AL 5 7 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
3 Seasons 181 605 -36 1 0 -22 10 -47 -4.6 19 -29 -2.8 .475 .485 -0.8 -1.1 -7
SLB (2 yrs) 176 598 -35 1 0 -22 10 -46 -4.4 18 -28 -2.7 .475 .484 -0.7 -1.1 -6
WSH (1 yr) 5 7 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1950 SLB AL 23 SS 115 112 97 962.1 556 198 328 30 65 .946 4.92 4.57 .961 5.05 4.96
1950 SLB AL 23 2B 2 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.50 .980 5.91 5.75
1950 SLB AL 23 3B 1 1 1 10.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 4.50 5.00 .960 3.24 3.20
1951 SLB AL 24 SS 47 43 29 359.2 195 80 105 10 33 .949 4.63 3.94 .961 5.20 5.17
1952 WSH AL 25 SS 3 2 2 19.0 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 5.21 3.67 .962 4.93 4.93
3 Seasons SS 165 157 128 1341.0 762 281 441 40 99 .948 4.85 4.38 .961 5.09 5.02
1 Season 2B 2 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.50 .980 5.91 5.75
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 10.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 4.50 5.00 .960 3.24 3.20
3 Seasons TOT 168 158 129 1358.0 768 282 446 40 99 .948 4.82 4.33 .961 5.08 5.02
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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1950 AL  7 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1950 AL  30 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1950 AL  30 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2198), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (1103rd), -2.8 career WAR/-2.8 7yr-peak WAR/-2.8 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: Thomas Herbert Muscles tim Tom tommy Upton

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