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Elmer Valo    \VOLL-oh\

Elmer William Valo

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 5, 1921 in Rybnik, Silesian, Poland
High School: Palmerton HS (Palmerton, PA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1940 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Phillies/Dodgers/Senators/Indians/... 1940-1961

Final Game: October 1, 1961 (Age 40)
Died: July 19, 1998 in Palmerton, PA
Buried: Sacred Heart New Cemetery, Palmerton, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #635. John Stone… #636. Roy Cullenbine… #637. Bibb Falk… #638. ELMER VALO… #639. John Anderson… #640. Aaron Hill… #641. Carlos Baerga… 

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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
1940 19 PHA AL 6 26 23 6 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .348 .423 .348 .771 105 8 0 0 0 /7O
1941 20 PHA AL 15 54 50 13 21 0 1 2 6 0 0 4 2 .420 .463 .580 1.043 178 29 1 0 0 7O
1942 21 PHA AL 133 541 459 64 115 13 10 2 40 13 8 70 21 .251 .355 .336 .690 95 154 14 4 9 *O9/87
1943 22 PHA AL 77 287 249 31 55 6 2 3 18 2 6 35 13 .221 .319 .297 .616 81 74 6 1 2 O9/7
1946 25 PHA AL 108 411 348 59 107 21 6 1 31 9 8 60 18 .307 .411 .411 .822 132 143 3 1 2 O9/7
1947 26 PHA AL 112 450 370 60 111 12 6 5 36 11 3 64 21 .300 .406 .405 .811 125 150 4 2 14 *O9
1948 27 PHA AL 113 476 383 72 117 17 4 3 46 10 6 81 13 .305 .432 .394 .826 119 151 11 4 7 *O9
1949 28 PHA AL 150 680 547 86 155 27 12 5 85 14 11 119 32 .283 .413 .404 .817 119 221 11 2 12 *O7/9
1950 29 PHA AL 129 542 446 62 125 16 5 10 46 12 7 82 22 .280 .400 .406 .806 108 181 7 7 7 *O97
1951 30 PHA AL 123 530 444 75 134 27 8 7 55 11 6 75 20 .302 .412 .446 .858 131 198 12 8 3 *O98/7
1952 31 PHA AL 129 495 388 69 109 26 4 5 47 12 11 101 16 .281 .432 .407 .839 129 158 10 2 4 *O98/7
1953 32 PHA AL 50 107 85 15 19 3 0 0 9 0 1 22 7 .224 .383 .259 .642 74 22 2 0 0 O97
1954 33 PHA AL 95 281 224 28 48 11 6 1 33 2 1 51 18 .214 .356 .330 .686 89 74 2 0 3 3 79
1955 34 KCA AL 112 338 283 50 103 17 4 3 37 5 3 52 18 .364 .460 .484 .944 155 137 5 0 1 2 2 79/8 MVP-22
1956 35 TOT MLB 107 356 300 41 86 13 3 5 39 7 6 49 22 .287 .389 .400 .789 115 120 7 3 1 3 6 9/7
1956 35 KCA AL 9 11 9 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .222 .273 .222 .495 33 2 0 0 0 1 0 /7
1956 35 PHI NL 98 345 291 40 84 13 3 5 37 7 6 48 21 .289 .392 .405 .798 118 118 7 3 1 2 6 9
1957 36 BRO NL 81 189 161 14 44 10 1 4 26 0 1 25 16 .273 .370 .422 .793 106 68 8 1 0 2 2 79
1958 37 LAD NL 65 115 101 9 25 2 1 1 14 0 1 12 11 .248 .322 .317 .639 68 32 2 0 0 2 0 79
1959 38 CLE AL 34 33 24 3 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 0 .292 .424 .292 .716 104 7 2 0 0 2 1 /9
1960 39 TOT AL 84 92 69 7 18 3 0 0 16 0 0 19 5 .261 .413 .304 .717 97 21 2 1 0 3 0 /97
1960 39 NYY AL 8 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .286 .000 .286 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1960 39 WSH AL 76 85 64 6 18 3 0 0 16 0 0 17 4 .281 .424 .328 .752 105 21 2 1 0 3 0 /97
1961 40 TOT MLB 83 88 75 4 13 4 0 1 12 0 0 11 9 .173 .295 .267 .562 51 20 2 2 0 0 1 /79
1961 40 MIN AL 33 36 32 0 5 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 .156 .250 .219 .469 24 7 2 1 0 0 1 /7
1961 40 PHI NL 50 52 43 4 8 2 0 1 8 0 0 8 6 .186 .327 .302 .629 71 13 0 1 0 0 0 /9
20 Yrs 1806 6091 5029 768 1420 228 73 58 601 110 79 942 284 .282 .398 .391 .790 115 1968 111 38 65 17 12
162 Game Avg. 162 546 451 69 127 20 7 5 54 10 7 84 25 .282 .398 .391 .790 115 177 10 3 6
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
KCA (15 yrs) 1361 5229 4308 691 1229 196 68 47 491 103 71 820 222 .285 .403 .395 .798 117 1702 88 31 64 6 2
MIN (2 yrs) 109 121 96 6 23 5 0 0 20 0 0 20 7 .240 .372 .292 .664 80 28 4 2 0 3 1
LAD (2 yrs) 146 304 262 23 69 12 2 5 40 0 2 37 27 .263 .352 .382 .734 91 100 10 1 0 4 2
PHI (2 yrs) 148 397 334 44 92 15 3 6 45 7 6 56 27 .275 .384 .392 .776 112 131 7 4 1 2 6
CLE (1 yr) 34 33 24 3 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 0 .292 .424 .292 .716 104 7 2 0 0 2 1
NYY (1 yr) 8 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .286 .000 .286 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (18 yrs) 1512 5390 4433 701 1259 201 68 47 516 103 71 849 230 .284 .402 .392 .794 116 1737 94 33 64 11 4
NL (4 yrs) 294 701 596 67 161 27 5 11 85 7 8 93 54 .270 .370 .388 .758 102 231 17 5 1 6 8

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
1940 19 PHA AL 6 26 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .511 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $1,800 /7O
1941 20 PHA AL 15 54 6 0 0 0 -0 5 0.5 2 7 0.7 .533 .503 0.7 -0.1 7 7O
1942 21 PHA AL 133 541 0 0 0 2 -6 -4 -0.4 16 12 1.1 .497 .498 0.9 -0.3 10 $3,500 *O9/87
1943 22 PHA AL 77 287 -4 -2 0 -1 -3 -10 -1.1 8 -1 -0.3 .485 .493 -0.2 -0.4 -0 $4,000 O9/7
1946 25 PHA AL 108 411 17 -1 0 0 -4 12 1.3 13 25 2.5 .512 .508 2.5 -0.4 25 $5,000 O9/7
1947 26 PHA AL 112 450 15 2 0 2 -5 14 1.4 13 27 2.8 .513 .509 2.6 -0.4 25 $7,500 *O9
1948 27 PHA AL 113 476 17 2 0 0 -5 14 1.4 14 28 2.8 .512 .509 2.7 -0.5 28 $9,000 *O9
1949 28 PHA AL 150 680 21 -1 2 9 -7 25 2.5 19 44 4.3 .517 .515 3.5 0.2 35 $12,000 *O7/9
1950 29 PHA AL 129 542 11 -2 2 1 -5 6 0.6 17 23 2.2 .505 .504 2.1 -0.4 22 $15,000 *O97
1951 30 PHA AL 123 530 23 2 1 2 -4 23 2.3 16 39 3.9 .519 .514 3.6 -0.2 37 $15,000 *O98/7
1952 31 PHA AL 129 495 21 0 0 -2 -5 14 1.5 15 29 3.0 .512 .509 3.2 -0.8 31 $16,500 *O98/7
1953 32 PHA AL 50 107 -1 1 -0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .494 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 $17,000 O97
1954 33 PHA AL 95 281 -3 -2 2 0 -3 -6 -0.7 9 3 0.2 .493 .496 0.2 -0.3 3 $17,000 79
1955 34 KCA AL 112 338 24 0 0 -3 -3 18 1.9 10 29 3.0 .517 .512 3.3 -0.6 32 $15,000 79/8 MVP-22
1956 35 KCA AL 9 11 -1 -0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $18,000 /7
1956 35 PHI NL 98 345 10 -2 1 -2 -4 3 0.1 13 16 1.5 .504 .502 1.9 -0.7 18 9
1957 36 BRO NL 81 189 2 -0 -1 1 -2 0 0.0 7 8 0.7 .501 .500 0.6 -0.1 7 $19,500 79
1958 37 LAD NL 65 115 -3 -1 1 -5 -1 -9 -0.9 4 -4 -0.5 .486 .494 0.0 -0.7 0 $19,500 79
1959 38 CLE AL 34 33 -0 -0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $12,000 /9
1960 39 NYY AL 8 7 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $15,000 /9
1960 39 WSH AL 76 85 2 0 1 -1 -0 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.6 -0.1 5 /97
1961 40 MIN AL 33 36 -3 -0 -0 0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $12,000 /7
1961 40 PHI NL 50 52 -1 -0 1 -0 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 /9
20 Seasons 1806 6091 151 -1 9 2 -59 101 9.7 187 289 28.4 .506 .505 28.3 -6.3 286 $234,300
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
KCA (15 yrs) 1361 5229 145 2 7 9 -52 110 10.9 156 266 26.4 .508 .506 25.3 -4.6 257 $156,300
MIN (2 yrs) 109 121 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 $12,000
LAD (2 yrs) 146 304 -1 -1 0 -4 -3 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.2 .494 .498 0.7 -0.8 7 $39,000
PHI (2 yrs) 148 397 9 -2 2 -2 -4 2 0.0 15 17 1.6 .502 .501 2.0 -0.8 19
CLE (1 yr) 34 33 -0 -0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $12,000
NYY (1 yr) 8 7 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $15,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1940 PHA AL 19 LF 6 6 6 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 2.32
1940 PHA AL 19 OF 6 6 6 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .970 2.40
1941 PHA AL 20 LF 10 10 10 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 2.30 .975 2.28
1941 PHA AL 20 OF 10 10 10 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 2.20 .973 2.41
1942 PHA AL 21 OF 122 117 116 279 264 5 10 0 .964 2.20 .976 2.38
1942 PHA AL 21 RF 120 117 116 277 263 4 10 0 .964 2.23 .969 2.06
1942 PHA AL 21 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1942 PHA AL 21 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
1943 PHA AL 22 OF 63 61 61 140 134 4 2 0 .986 2.19 .977 2.47
1943 PHA AL 22 RF 54 52 52 119 114 3 2 0 .983 2.17 .973 2.21
1943 PHA AL 22 LF 9 9 9 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .979 2.38
1946 PHA AL 25 OF 90 89 84 194 182 7 5 0 .974 2.10 .977 2.36
1946 PHA AL 25 RF 86 85 80 190 177 8 5 0 .974 2.15 .972 2.09
1946 PHA AL 25 LF 4 4 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .974 2.25
1947 PHA AL 26 OF 104 102 94 220 205 9 6 0 .973 2.06 .979 2.47
1947 PHA AL 26 RF 104 102 94 211 198 7 6 0 .972 1.97 .977 2.11
1948 PHA AL 27 OF 109 109 103 239 231 4 4 1 .983 2.16 .975 2.51
1948 PHA AL 27 RF 109 109 103 237 229 4 4 1 .983 2.14 .971 2.14
1949 PHA AL 28 OF 150 150 146 411 395 8 8 0 .981 2.69 .980 2.44
1949 PHA AL 28 LF 144 143 141 381 368 7 6 0 .984 2.60 .982 2.32
1949 PHA AL 28 RF 7 7 5 17 14 1 2 0 .882 2.14 .978 2.06
1950 PHA AL 29 OF 117 117 116 1025.1 278 264 9 5 3 .982 2.40 2.33 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 PHA AL 29 RF 85 84 84 734.1 178 169 5 4 1 .978 2.13 2.05 .976 2.11 2.07
1950 PHA AL 29 LF 33 33 32 291.0 86 82 3 1 2 .988 2.63 2.58 .977 2.39 2.35
1951 PHA AL 30 OF 116 112 109 997.0 257 247 5 5 0 .981 2.27 2.17 .977 2.45 2.44
1951 PHA AL 30 RF 91 87 85 782.0 196 189 5 2 0 .990 2.23 2.13 .978 2.05 2.04
1951 PHA AL 30 CF 22 21 20 184.0 52 50 0 2 0 .962 2.45 2.27 .981 2.84 2.82
1951 PHA AL 30 LF 4 4 4 31.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 2.03 1.75 .972 2.41 2.40
1952 PHA AL 31 OF 121 110 101 970.1 239 223 7 9 1 .962 2.13 1.90 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 PHA AL 31 RF 110 101 94 898.1 200 188 4 8 1 .960 1.92 1.75 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 PHA AL 31 CF 10 8 6 62.0 23 20 2 1 0 .957 3.19 2.20 .983 2.90 2.91
1952 PHA AL 31 LF 2 1 1 10.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 5.40 3.00 .978 2.25 2.25
1953 PHA AL 32 OF 25 19 16 180.1 47 46 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -7 2.35 1.88 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 PHA AL 32 RF 15 10 7 97.1 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 -2 -25 2.31 1.67 .984 2.09 2.08
1953 PHA AL 32 LF 10 9 9 83.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 2.39 2.20 .973 2.22 2.21
1954 PHA AL 33 OF 62 56 53 506.1 143 135 3 5 1 .965 0 0 2.45 2.23 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 PHA AL 33 LF 34 28 27 262.0 83 80 2 1 0 .988 2 8 2.82 2.41 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 PHA AL 33 RF 30 28 26 244.1 61 56 1 4 1 .934 -2 -8 2.10 1.90 .975 2.05 2.03
1955 KCA AL 34 OF 72 69 60 607.1 154 147 5 2 2 .987 -3 -7 2.25 2.11 .982 2.40 2.38 MVP-22
1955 KCA AL 34 LF 46 43 36 377.1 106 102 3 1 1 .991 2 5 2.50 2.28 .980 2.26 2.25 MVP-22
1955 KCA AL 34 RF 23 23 21 201.0 33 31 1 1 1 .970 -6 -33 1.43 1.39 .981 2.05 2.03 MVP-22
1955 KCA AL 34 CF 4 3 3 29.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 21 3.72 3.00 .985 2.86 2.85 MVP-22
1956 TOT MLB 35 OF 88 85 72 728.1 177 167 4 6 0 .966 -2 -3 2.11 1.94 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 KCA AL 35 LF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
1956 KCA AL 35 OF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.30
1956 PHI NL 35 OF 87 84 72 722.1 177 167 4 6 0 .966 -2 -3 2.13 1.97 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 PHI NL 35 RF 87 84 72 722.1 174 164 4 6 0 .966 -2 -3 2.09 1.93 .974 1.98 1.96
1957 BRO NL 36 OF 36 36 18 282.0 57 57 0 0 0 1.000 1 5 1.82 1.58 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 BRO NL 36 LF 27 27 13 207.1 41 41 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.78 1.52 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 BRO NL 36 RF 13 9 5 74.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 10 1.81 1.15 .972 1.98 1.99
1958 LAD NL 37 OF 26 14 8 150.1 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 -5 -38 1.44 0.92 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 LAD NL 37 LF 16 6 4 78.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -23 1.73 0.94 .975 2.01 2.00
1958 LAD NL 37 RF 13 8 4 72.1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -55 1.12 0.69 .978 2.02 2.01
1959 CLE AL 38 OF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 0.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1959 CLE AL 38 RF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 0.50 .980 1.80 1.90
1960 TOT AL 39 OF 8 1 0 25.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -43 2.16 0.75 .982 2.23 2.25
1960 TOT AL 39 RF 7 0 0 19.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -82 0.95 0.29 .975 1.94 1.96
1960 NYY AL 39 OF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -72 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.25
1960 NYY AL 39 RF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -72 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.95
1960 WSH AL 39 OF 6 1 0 20.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 2.70 1.00 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 WSH AL 39 RF 5 0 0 14.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -86 1.29 0.40 .975 1.93 1.96
1960 WSH AL 39 LF 1 1 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 6.00 4.00 .985 2.10 2.10
1961 TOT MLB 40 OF 2 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 1.00 .975 2.19 2.15
1961 MIN AL 40 LF 1 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 2.00 .970 1.98 2.00
1961 MIN AL 40 OF 1 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 2.00 .975 2.16 2.20
1961 PHI NL 40 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1961 PHI NL 40 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
20 Seasons OF 1329 1263 1173 5481.1 2908 2769 72 67 9 .977 -11 -2 2.22 2.14 .978 2.40 2.41
18 Seasons RF 957 906 848 3849.2 1945 1842 49 54 6 .972 -15 -5 2.03 1.98 .974 2.01 2.05
17 Seasons LF 349 325 296 1356.2 824 797 17 10 3 .988 2 2 2.45 2.33 .979 2.24 2.26
4 Seasons CF 37 32 29 275.0 87 82 2 3 0 .966 0 2 2.75 2.27 .982 2.86 2.85
20 Seasons TOT 1329 1263 1173 5481.1 2908 2769 72 67 9 .977 -11 -2 2.22 2.14 .978 2.40 2.41
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1967 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1955 AL (22, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1949 AL  4.4 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 AL  .302 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1949 AL  .413 (8th)
1951 AL  .412 (7th)
1952 AL  .432 (2nd)**
Career  .398 (65th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1951 AL  .858 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  150 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1949 AL  680 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1949 AL  27 (9th)
1952 AL  26 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1942 AL  10 (7th)
1949 AL  12 (3rd)
1951 AL  8 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 AL  85 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  119 (5th)
1952 AL  101 (4th)
Career  942 (145th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1946 AL  9 (9th)
1947 AL  11 (5th)
1948 AL  10 (8th)
1949 AL  14 (3rd)
1950 AL  12 (2nd)
1951 AL  11 (7th)
1952 AL  12 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1951 AL  131 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  21 (10th)
1951 AL  23 (10th)
1952 AL  23 (9th)
1955 AL  26 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  2.1 (10th)
1951 AL  2.3 (10th)
1952 AL  2.4 (9th)
1955 AL  2.5 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1949 AL  276 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1951 AL  .661 (7th)
1952 AL  .659 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 AL  4 (7th)
1948 AL  4 (10th)
1950 AL  7 (5th)
1951 AL  8 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1947 AL  14 (2nd)
1949 AL  12 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1946 AL  8 (5th)
1949 AL  11 (3rd)
1950 AL  7 (4th)
1952 AL  11 (2nd)
1956 NL  6 (9th)
Career  79 (229th)

SB % s c a p y
1951 AL  64.71 (6th)
1952 AL  52.17 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 AL  6.9 (10th)
1949 AL  7.4 (7th)
1950 AL  10.9 (3rd)
1951 AL  8.6 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1942 AL  21.9 (9th)
1950 AL  20.3 (8th)
1951 AL  22.2 (6th)
Career  17.7 (173rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1946 AL  13.79 (3rd)
1947 AL  20.44 (9th)
1949 AL  35.10 (5th)
1952 AL  31.44 (7th)
1955 AL  34.74 (6th)
Career  227.21 (188th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1947 AL  2.2 (6th)
1949 AL  3.6 (5th)
1952 AL  2.8 (10th)
1955 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  22.0 (163rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1946 AL  1.3 (5th)
1949 AL  2.3 (7th)
1952 AL  2.8 (7th)
1955 AL  3.0 (5th)
Career  17.5 (227th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1946 AL  1.4 (2nd)
1947 AL  2.1 (9th)
1949 AL  3.5 (5th)
1952 AL  3.1 (7th)
1955 AL  3.4 (6th)
Career  22.6 (185th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  144 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  368 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  7 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  6 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  2 (3rd)
1955 AL  1 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  120 (3rd)
1946 AL  86 (5th)
1947 AL  104 (4th)
1948 AL  109 (2nd)
Career  957 (74th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  263 (3rd)
1946 AL  177 (5th)
1947 AL  198 (4th)
1948 AL  229 (2nd)
1950 AL  169 (5th)
1951 AL  189 (3rd)
1952 AL  188 (5th)
Career  1,842 (75th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  10 (1st)
1946 AL  5 (5th)
1947 AL  6 (2nd)
1950 AL  4 (5th)
1952 AL  8 (1st)
1954 AL  4 (5th)
1956 NL  6 (3rd)
Career  54 (53rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  1 (5th)
1954 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  150 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  395 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1942 AL  10 (4th)
1952 AL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  2.60 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  .984 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.13 (4th)
1951 AL  2.23 (2nd)
1952 AL  1.92 (4th)
1956 NL  2.09 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  2.23 (4th)
1946 AL  2.15 (2nd)
1947 AL  1.97 (5th)
1948 AL  2.14 (2nd)
1950 AL  2.05 (2nd)
1951 AL  2.13 (2nd)
1952 AL  1.75 (5th)
1956 NL  1.93 (5th)
Career  1.98 (70th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  .964 (4th)
1947 AL  .972 (3rd)
1948 AL  .983 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  2.69 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  .983 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1959 AL  born 1921-03-05 (7th)
1960 AL  born 1921-03-05 (6th)
1961 NL  born 1921-03-05 (3rd)
1961 AL  born 1921-03-05 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1940 AL  born 1921-03-05 (3rd)
1941 AL  born 1921-03-05 (5th)

             
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 34 (734), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 15 (986), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (712), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (83rd), 28.4 career WAR/22.3 7yr-peak WAR/25.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194019Philadelphia Athletics$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194221Philadelphia Athletics$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194322Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194625Philadelphia Athletics$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194726Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194827Philadelphia Athletics$9,000*Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts8/18/48 TSN:8500.00,
194928Philadelphia Athletics$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195029Philadelphia Athletics$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195130Philadelphia Athletics$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195231Philadelphia Athletics$16,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195332Philadelphia Athletics$17,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195433Philadelphia Athletics$17,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195534Kansas City Athletics$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195635Kansas City Athletics$18,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsKCA/PHI
195736Brooklyn Dodgers$19,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195837Los Angeles Dodgers$19,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195938Cleveland Indians$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196039New York Yankees$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsNYY/WSH
196140Minnesota Twins$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsMIN/PHI
Career to date (may be incomplete)$234,300
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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