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Sammy Vick

Samuel Bruce Vick

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 163 lb.

Born: April 12, 1895 in Batesville, MS
School: Millsaps College (Jackson, MS) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1917 (Age 22.161, 4,639th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1917-1921

Last Game: September 24, 1921 (Age 26.165)
Died: August 17, 1986 in Memphis, TN
Buried: Forrest Memorial Park, Batesville, MS
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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
1917 22 NYY AL 10 38 36 4 10 3 0 0 2 2 1 6 .278 .297 .361 .658 100 13 0 1 O9
1918 23 NYY AL 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 298 2 0 0 /O9
1919 24 NYY AL 106 445 407 59 101 15 9 2 27 9 35 55 .248 .308 .344 .652 83 140 0 7 *O9/7
1920 25 NYY AL 51 135 118 21 26 7 1 0 11 1 1 14 20 .220 .313 .297 .610 60 35 2 1 O9/87
1921 26 BOS AL 44 81 77 5 20 3 1 0 9 0 1 1 10 .260 .269 .325 .594 53 25 0 2 O9/78
5 Yrs 213 702 641 90 159 28 11 2 50 12 2 51 91 .248 .305 .335 .641 76 215 2 11
162 Game Avg. 162 534 488 68 121 21 8 2 38 9 39 69 .248 .305 .335 .641 76 164 2 8
NYY (4 yrs) 169 621 564 85 139 25 10 2 41 12 1 50 81 .246 .310 .337 .647 79 190 2 9
BOS (1 yr) 44 81 77 5 20 3 1 0 9 0 1 1 10 .260 .269 .325 .594 53 25 0 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
1917 22 NYY AL 10 38 -0 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .480 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 $300 O9
1918 23 NYY AL 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .535 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,800 /O9
1919 24 NYY AL 106 445 -10 -0 0 5 -5 -10 -1.1 17 7 0.6 .489 .493 0.0 0.1 2 $2,000 *O9/7
1920 25 NYY AL 51 135 -7 0 0 0 -2 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.4 .483 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -3 O9/87
1921 26 BOS AL 44 81 -6 -0 0 0 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 O9/78
5 Seasons 213 702 -23 -0 0 4 -8 -27 -2.7 26 -0 -0.1 .487 .494 -0.6 -0.3 -4 $4,100
NYY (4 yrs) 169 621 -17 0 0 4 -7 -20 -2.1 23 4 0.3 .487 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -0 $4,100
BOS (1 yr) 44 81 -6 -0 0 0 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4

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 G Awards
1917 NYY AL 22 OF 10 10 10 17 14 1 2 0 .882 1.50 .967 2.22
1917 NYY AL 22 RF 10 10 10 17 14 1 2 0 .882 1.50 .961 1.81
1918 NYY AL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1918 NYY AL 23 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1919 NYY AL 24 OF 100 97 87 186 166 11 9 4 .952 1.77 .958 2.26
1919 NYY AL 24 RF 99 97 87 186 166 11 9 4 .952 1.79 .951 1.94
1919 NYY AL 24 LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1920 NYY AL 25 OF 33 24 23 59 56 0 3 0 .949 1.70 .962 2.25
1920 NYY AL 25 RF 29 24 23 56 53 0 3 0 .946 1.83 .958 1.91
1920 NYY AL 25 CF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.55
1920 NYY AL 25 LF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
1921 BOS AL 26 OF 14 12 10 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 1.57 .960 2.33
1921 BOS AL 26 RF 11 9 8 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 1.82 .958 1.96
1921 BOS AL 26 LF 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .960 2.37
1921 BOS AL 26 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
5 Seasons OF 158 143 130 284 257 13 14 4 .951 1.71 .960 2.26 7-3-150
5 Seasons RF 150 140 128 279 252 13 14 4 .950 1.77 .954 1.93
3 Seasons LF 7 3 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.57 .960 2.30
2 Seasons CF 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .970 2.60
5 Seasons TOT 158 143 130 284 257 13 14 4 .951 1.71 .960 2.26 7-3-150
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1919 AL  55 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  99 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  166 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  1.79 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  .952 (4th)

             

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
1917 22 New York Yankees $300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1918 23 New York Yankees $1,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1919 24 New York Yankees $2,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,100
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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