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Luke Urban

Louis John Urban

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: March 22, 1898 in Fall River, MA
High School: Durfee HS (Fall River, MA)
School: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1927 (Age 29.119)
Team: Braves 1927-1928

Final Game: June 21, 1928 (Age 30.091)
Died: December 7, 1980 in Somerset, MA
Buried: Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA
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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
1927 29 BSN NL 35 117 111 11 32 5 0 0 10 1 3 6 .288 .313 .333 .646 79 37 1 1 2
1928 30 BSN NL 15 19 17 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .176 .222 .176 .399 9 3 1 1 2
2 Yrs 50 136 128 11 35 5 0 0 12 1 3 7 .273 .301 .313 .613 69 40 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 441 415 36 113 16 0 0 39 3 10 23 .273 .301 .313 .613 69 130 6 6

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
1927 29 BSN NL 35 117 -3 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .491 .498 0.2 0.0 2 2
1928 30 BSN NL 15 19 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 2
2 Seasons 50 136 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1927 BSN NL 29 C 34 30 26 94 59 30 5 1 .947 2.62 .974 4.43 2 16 14 47% 39%
1928 BSN NL 30 C 10 1 1 17 12 5 0 0 1.000 1.70 .979 4.42 0 1 3 75% 44%
2 Seasons C 44 31 27 111 71 35 5 1 .955 2.41 .975 4.43 2 17 17 50% 40%
2 Seasons TOT 44 31 27 111 71 35 5 1 .955 2.41 .975 4.43 2 17 17 50% 40%
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

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
1924 26 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,000
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: Louis John Luke Urban

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