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Joe Vosmik

Joseph Franklin Vosmik

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 4, 1910 in Cleveland, OH
High School: East Tech HS (Cleveland, OH) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1930 (Age 20.162, 6,112th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Browns/Dodgers/Senators 1930-1944

Last Game: July 23, 1944 (Age 34.110)
Died: January 27, 1962 in Cleveland, OH
Buried: Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 27, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #673. Amos Strunk… #674. Bibb Falk… #675. Jeromy Burnitz… #676. JOE VOSMIK… #677. Chris Speier… #678. Carlos Baerga… #679. George McQuinn… 

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
1930 20 CLE AL 9 28 26 1 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 .231 .259 .308 .567 41 8 0 0 /O87
1931 21 CLE AL 149 640 591 80 189 36 14 7 117 7 7 38 30 .320 .363 .464 .827 112 274 2 9 *7O/8
1932 22 CLE AL 153 690 621 106 194 39 12 10 97 2 3 58 42 .312 .376 .462 .838 109 287 5 6 *7O
1933 23 CLE AL 119 485 438 53 115 20 10 4 56 0 2 42 13 .263 .331 .381 .713 85 167 3 2 *7O/9
1934 24 CLE AL 104 449 405 71 138 33 2 6 78 1 1 35 10 .341 .393 .477 .870 123 193 0 9 *7O
1935 ★ 25 CLE AL 152 690 620 93 216 47 20 10 110 2 1 59 30 .348 .408 .537 .946 141 333 4 5 *O7/8 AS,MVP-3
1936 26 CLE AL 138 591 506 76 145 29 7 7 94 5 1 79 21 .287 .383 .413 .796 94 209 0 6 *7O/9
1937 27 SLB AL 144 655 594 81 193 47 9 4 93 2 3 49 38 .325 .377 .455 .832 109 270 1 11 *7O
1938 28 BOS AL 146 690 621 121 201 37 6 9 86 0 3 59 26 .324 .384 .446 .830 103 277 2 7 *7O/8 MVP-21
1939 29 BOS AL 145 640 554 89 153 29 6 7 84 4 3 66 33 .276 .356 .388 .744 87 215 27 3 17 *7O
1940 30 BRO NL 116 431 404 45 114 14 6 1 42 0 22 21 .282 .321 .354 .675 81 143 8 1 4 O97/8
1941 31 BRO NL 25 61 56 0 11 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 .196 .250 .196 .446 24 11 2 0 1 O9/7
1944 34 WSH AL 14 38 36 2 7 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 3 .194 .237 .250 .487 42 9 1 0 0 O/97
13 Yrs 1414 6088 5472 818 1682 335 92 65 874 23 24 514 272 .307 .369 .438 .807 104 2396 38 21 77
162 Game Avg. 162 697 627 94 193 38 11 7 100 3 59 31 .307 .369 .438 .807 104 275 2 9
CLE (7 yrs) 824 3573 3207 480 1003 206 65 44 556 17 15 312 147 .313 .376 .459 .835 111 1471 14 37
BOS (2 yrs) 291 1330 1175 210 354 66 12 16 170 4 6 125 59 .301 .371 .419 .790 96 492 27 5 24
BRO (2 yrs) 141 492 460 45 125 14 6 1 46 0 26 25 .272 .312 .335 .647 74 154 10 1 5
WSH (1 yr) 14 38 36 2 7 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 3 .194 .237 .250 .487 42 9 1 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 144 655 594 81 193 47 9 4 93 2 3 49 38 .325 .377 .455 .832 109 270 1 11
AL (11 yrs) 1273 5596 5012 773 1557 321 86 64 828 23 24 488 247 .311 .374 .447 .821 107 2242 28 20 72
NL (2 yrs) 141 492 460 45 125 14 6 1 46 0 26 25 .272 .312 .335 .647 74 154 10 1 5

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
1930 20 CLE AL 9 28 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .474 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $3,300 /O87
1931 21 CLE AL 149 640 9 -1 0 0 -7 2 0.2 24 26 2.5 .501 .501 2.4 -0.6 26 $3,300 *7O/8
1932 22 CLE AL 153 690 9 0 0 15 -7 17 1.5 25 42 4.0 .510 .510 2.6 0.8 27 $6,000 *7O
1933 23 CLE AL 119 485 -9 -0 0 4 -5 -11 -1.0 18 8 0.7 .491 .494 0.3 -0.1 4 $7,500 *7O/9
1934 24 CLE AL 104 449 15 0 0 0 -5 10 0.9 17 27 2.5 .509 .506 2.6 -0.5 27 $6,750 *7O
1935 ★ 25 CLE AL 152 690 38 1 0 6 -7 38 3.4 25 63 5.9 .523 .522 5.4 -0.2 57 $8,500 *O7/8 AS,MVP-3
1936 26 CLE AL 138 591 -2 1 0 -2 -6 -9 -0.8 21 12 1.2 .494 .495 1.4 -0.7 14 $12,000 *7O/9
1937 27 SLB AL 144 655 9 -0 0 0 -7 2 0.2 23 25 2.3 .501 .501 2.4 -0.6 25 $12,000 *7O
1938 28 BOS AL 146 690 5 -1 0 2 -7 -0 0.1 23 23 2.2 .500 .500 2.0 -0.4 21 $12,000 *7O/8 MVP-21
1939 29 BOS AL 145 640 -9 -0 0 -4 -7 -20 -1.8 23 3 0.3 .487 .489 0.7 -0.9 7 $13,000 *7O
1940 30 BRO NL 116 431 -10 0 0 0 -4 -14 -1.6 15 1 -0.0 .487 .491 0.0 -0.5 1 O97/8
1941 31 BRO NL 25 61 -5 0 0 -2 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .464 .494 -0.5 -0.3 -4 O9/7
1944 34 WSH AL 14 38 -2 0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .468 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $6,000 O/97
13 Seasons 1414 6088 45 0 0 18 -63 0 -0.5 219 219 20.4 .500 .501 18.9 -4.2 201 $90,350
CLE (7 yrs) 824 3573 58 1 0 23 -37 44 4.0 132 176 16.6 .505 .505 14.6 -1.3 153 $47,350
BOS (2 yrs) 291 1330 -4 -1 0 -2 -14 -20 -1.8 46 26 2.6 .494 .494 2.7 -1.3 28 $25,000
BRO (2 yrs) 141 492 -16 1 0 -2 -5 -22 -2.5 17 -5 -0.7 .483 .491 -0.5 -0.8 -3
WSH (1 yr) 14 38 -2 0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .468 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $6,000
SLB (1 yr) 144 655 9 -0 0 0 -7 2 0.2 23 25 2.3 .501 .501 2.4 -0.6 25 $12,000

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
1930 CLE AL 20 OF 5 5 5 15 13 1 1 1 .933 2.80 .965 2.32
1930 CLE AL 20 CF 4 4 4 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 3.50 .966 2.85
1930 CLE AL 20 LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 2.10
1931 CLE AL 21 LF 147 147 144 337 315 12 10 2 .970 2.22 .966 2.20
1931 CLE AL 21 OF 147 147 144 337 315 12 10 2 .970 2.22 .969 2.38
1931 CLE AL 21 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1932 CLE AL 22 LF 153 153 152 449 432 12 5 4 .989 2.90 .964 2.21
1932 CLE AL 22 OF 153 153 152 449 432 12 5 4 .989 2.90 .967 2.42
1933 CLE AL 23 LF 113 112 106 261 242 15 4 3 .985 2.27 .971 2.27
1933 CLE AL 23 OF 113 112 106 261 242 15 4 3 .985 2.27 .970 2.37
1933 CLE AL 23 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1934 CLE AL 24 LF 104 103 96 211 199 7 5 2 .976 1.98 .968 2.17
1934 CLE AL 24 OF 104 103 96 211 199 7 5 2 .976 1.98 .968 2.29
1935 CLE AL 25 OF 150 149 144 357 347 5 5 3 .986 2.35 .970 2.39 AS,MVP-3
1935 CLE AL 25 LF 147 146 141 350 340 5 5 3 .986 2.35 .968 2.24 AS,MVP-3
1935 CLE AL 25 CF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .974 2.83 AS,MVP-3
1936 CLE AL 26 LF 136 134 127 275 258 11 6 1 .978 1.98 .963 2.12
1936 CLE AL 26 OF 136 134 127 275 258 11 6 1 .978 1.98 .968 2.38
1936 CLE AL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1937 SLB AL 27 LF 143 142 141 355 333 12 10 4 .972 2.41 .966 2.16
1937 SLB AL 27 OF 143 142 141 355 333 12 10 4 .972 2.41 .969 2.35
1938 BOS AL 28 LF 146 146 143 323 302 14 7 4 .978 2.16 .972 2.17 MVP-21
1938 BOS AL 28 OF 146 146 143 323 302 14 7 4 .978 2.16 .972 2.35 MVP-21
1938 BOS AL 28 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80 MVP-21
1939 BOS AL 29 LF 144 144 142 313 296 9 8 0 .974 2.12 .966 2.38
1939 BOS AL 29 OF 144 144 142 313 296 9 8 0 .974 2.12 .969 2.44
1940 BRO NL 30 OF 99 96 79 207 193 9 5 1 .976 2.04 .977 2.32
1940 BRO NL 30 RF 53 52 45 95 84 8 3 1 .968 1.74 .973 2.02
1940 BRO NL 30 LF 37 36 29 90 87 1 2 0 .978 2.38 .974 2.26
1940 BRO NL 30 CF 9 8 5 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2.44 .981 2.66
1941 BRO NL 31 OF 18 17 5 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .975 2.31
1941 BRO NL 31 RF 16 15 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .968 1.93
1941 BRO NL 31 LF 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.30
1944 WSH AL 34 OF 12 8 7 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .974 2.47
1944 WSH AL 34 RF 7 4 4 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0.86 .972 2.06
1944 WSH AL 34 LF 5 4 3 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .971 2.34
13 Seasons OF 1370 1356 1291 3131 2958 107 66 25 .979 2.24 .970 2.37
13 Seasons LF 1278 1270 1226 2977 2816 98 63 23 .979 2.28 .967 2.22
5 Seasons RF 78 71 53 113 102 8 3 1 .973 1.41 .972 2.01
5 Seasons CF 18 15 12 43 41 2 0 1 1.000 2.39 .975 2.74
13 Seasons TOT 1370 1356 1291 3131 2958 107 66 25 .979 2.24 .970 2.37
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 AL (3, 49%)
1938 AL (21, 2%)
0.51 Career Shares (449th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 AL  5.9 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1935 AL  5.9 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1935 AL  5.4 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1932 AL  0.8 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1934 AL  .341 (5th)
1935 AL  .348 (2nd)
Career  .307 (129th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1935 AL  .408 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1935 AL  .537 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1935 AL  .946 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1932 AL  153 (5th)
1935 AL  152 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1931 AL  591 (10th)
1932 AL  621 (4th)
1935 AL  620 (7th)
1938 AL  621 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1932 AL  690 (8th)
1935 AL  690 (7th)
1938 AL  690 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1938 AL  121 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  189 (8th)
1932 AL  194 (6th)
1935 AL  216 (1st)
1937 AL  193 (10th)
1938 AL  201 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1932 AL  287 (8th)
1935 AL  333 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1932 AL  39 (9th)
1935 AL  47 (1st)
1937 AL  47 (4th)
1938 AL  37 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1931 AL  14 (4th)
1932 AL  12 (8th)
1935 AL  20 (1st)
Career  92 (200th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1931 AL  117 (8th)
1935 AL  110 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1931 AL  132 (6th)
1932 AL  133 (7th)
1935 AL  139 (5th)
1937 AL  133 (9th)
1938 AL  149 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1935 AL  141 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1932 AL  106 (9th)
1935 AL  135 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1935 AL  37 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1935 AL  3.4 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1935 AL  77 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1932 AL  257 (8th)
1935 AL  279 (7th)
1938 AL  262 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1935 AL  .737 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1932 AL  5 (3rd)
1933 AL  3 (6th)
1935 AL  4 (7th)
1939 AL  3 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1937 AL  11 (7th)
1939 AL  17 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1939 AL  27 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1933 AL  33.7 (4th)
1934 AL  40.5 (1st)
1935 AL  20.7 (10th)
1936 AL  24.1 (9th)
1938 AL  23.9 (9th)
Career  20.1 (120th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1932 AL  436 (9th)
1938 AL  430 (7th)
1939 AL  448 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  147 (2nd)
1932 AL  153 (2nd)
1933 AL  113 (5th)
1935 AL  147 (1st)
1936 AL  136 (3rd)
1937 AL  143 (2nd)
1938 AL  146 (1st)
1939 AL  144 (2nd)
Career  1,278 (31st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  315 (2nd)
1932 AL  432 (1st)
1933 AL  242 (5th)
1935 AL  340 (1st)
1936 AL  258 (4th)
1937 AL  333 (1st)
1938 AL  302 (1st)
1939 AL  296 (3rd)
Career  2,816 (22nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (2nd)
1932 AL  12 (2nd)
1933 AL  15 (2nd)
1936 AL  11 (4th)
1937 AL  12 (3rd)
1938 AL  14 (1st)
1939 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  98 (29th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  10 (3rd)
1937 AL  10 (2nd)
1938 AL  7 (3rd)
1939 AL  8 (4th)
Career  63 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  2 (2nd)
1932 AL  4 (2nd)
1933 AL  3 (1st)
1934 AL  2 (4th)
1935 AL  3 (3rd)
1936 AL  1 (5th)
1937 AL  4 (3rd)
1938 AL  4 (1st)
Career  23 (15th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  8 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  153 (2nd)
1935 AL  150 (1st)
1938 AL  146 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  432 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1933 AL  15 (5th)
1938 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  4 (3rd)
1938 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  2.22 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.90 (1st)
1933 AL  2.27 (3rd)
1935 AL  2.35 (3rd)
1936 AL  1.98 (4th)
1937 AL  2.41 (1st)
1938 AL  2.16 (3rd)
1939 AL  2.12 (5th)
Career  2.28 (12th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  .970 (3rd)
1932 AL  .989 (1st)
1933 AL  .985 (2nd)
1934 AL  .976 (3rd)
1935 AL  .986 (1st)
1936 AL  .978 (1st)
1937 AL  .972 (2nd)
1938 AL  .978 (2nd)
1939 AL  .974 (1st)
Career  .979 (92nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  2.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  .989 (1st)
1933 AL  .985 (4th)
1935 AL  .986 (3rd)
1936 AL  .978 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1930 AL  born 1910-04-04 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (260), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 54 (473), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 61 (327), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (107th), 20.4 career WAR/20.6 7yr-peak WAR/20.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1930 20 Cleveland Indians $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 21 Cleveland Indians $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 22 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 23 Cleveland Indians $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 24 Cleveland Indians $6,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 25 Cleveland Indians $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 26 Cleveland Indians $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 27 St. Louis Browns $12,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1937 N.O. Times-Picayune clip:12000.00,
1938 28 Boston Red Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 29 Boston Red Sox $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 34 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$90,350
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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