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Eddie Waitkus

Edward Stephen Waitkus

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: September 4, 1919 in Cambridge, MA
High School: Cambridge High and Latin School (Cambridge, MA)
School: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1941 (Age 21.223)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Orioles 1941-1955

Final Game: September 20, 1955 (Age 36.016)
Died: September 16, 1972 in Jamaica Plain, MA
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1360. Jonathan Lucroy… #1361. Morgan Ensberg… #1362. Sandy Alomar… #1363. EDDIE WAITKUS… #1364. Walt Dropo… #1365. Glenallen Hill… #1366. Jim Tabor… 

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
1941 21 CHC NL 12 29 28 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .179 .207 .179 .385 11 5 1 1 0 /3
1946 26 CHC NL 113 472 441 50 134 24 5 4 55 3 23 14 .304 .340 .408 .748 113 180 8 1 7 *3 MVP-13
1947 27 CHC NL 130 554 514 60 150 28 6 2 35 3 32 17 .292 .336 .381 .717 93 196 8 2 6 *3
1948 ★ 28 CHC NL 139 614 562 87 166 27 10 7 44 11 43 19 .295 .348 .416 .764 110 234 12 2 7 *37O AS
1949 ★ 29 PHI NL 54 246 209 41 64 16 3 1 28 3 33 12 .306 .403 .426 .829 125 89 3 1 3 3 AS
1950 30 PHI NL 154 702 641 102 182 32 5 2 44 3 55 29 .284 .341 .359 .700 86 230 13 1 5 *3 MVP-24
1951 31 PHI NL 145 664 610 65 157 27 4 1 46 0 3 53 22 .257 .317 .320 .636 73 195 8 0 1 *3
1952 32 PHI NL 146 568 499 51 144 29 4 2 49 2 2 64 23 .289 .371 .375 .745 108 187 6 1 4 *3
1953 33 PHI NL 81 262 247 24 72 9 2 1 16 1 1 13 23 .291 .330 .356 .686 79 88 3 1 1 3
1954 34 BAL AL 95 349 311 35 88 17 4 2 33 0 1 28 25 .283 .341 .383 .724 106 119 8 1 6 3 3
1955 35 TOT MLB 71 221 192 12 52 6 1 2 23 2 1 28 17 .271 .364 .344 .707 94 66 5 0 0 0 4 3
1955 35 BAL AL 38 97 85 2 22 1 1 0 9 2 0 11 10 .259 .344 .294 .638 80 25 1 0 0 0 3 3
1955 35 PHI NL 33 124 107 10 30 5 0 2 14 0 1 17 7 .280 .379 .383 .762 105 41 4 0 0 0 1 3
11 Yrs 1140 4681 4254 528 1214 215 44 24 373 28 8 372 204 .285 .344 .374 .718 96 1589 75 11 40 3 4
162 Game Avg. 162 665 605 75 173 31 6 3 53 4 53 29 .285 .344 .374 .718 96 226 11 2 6
PHI (6 yrs) 613 2566 2313 293 649 118 18 9 197 9 7 235 116 .281 .348 .359 .707 91 830 37 4 14 0 1
CHC (4 yrs) 394 1669 1545 198 455 79 21 13 134 17 98 53 .294 .339 .398 .737 104 615 29 6 20
BAL (2 yrs) 133 446 396 37 110 18 5 2 42 2 1 39 35 .278 .342 .364 .705 100 144 9 1 6 3 3
NL (10 yrs) 1007 4235 3858 491 1104 197 39 22 331 26 7 333 169 .286 .344 .375 .719 96 1445 66 10 34 0 1
AL (2 yrs) 133 446 396 37 110 18 5 2 42 2 1 39 35 .278 .342 .364 .705 100 144 9 1 6 3 3

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
1941 21 CHC NL 12 29 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 /3
1946 26 CHC NL 113 472 7 -0 0 2 -5 4 0.4 18 22 2.2 .504 .503 2.0 -0.3 20 *3 MVP-13
1947 27 CHC NL 130 554 -4 -0 0 1 -6 -9 -0.8 22 13 1.3 .493 .495 1.2 -0.4 12 *3
1948 ★ 28 CHC NL 139 614 9 -0 1 3 -6 6 0.6 23 30 3.0 .505 .504 2.7 -0.3 27 *37O AS
1949 ★ 29 PHI NL 54 246 9 0 1 -1 -2 7 0.7 9 16 1.6 .513 .504 1.7 -0.4 17 3 AS
1950 30 PHI NL 154 702 -10 2 2 5 -7 -8 -1.0 25 17 1.6 .495 .495 1.2 -0.3 12 *3 MVP-24
1951 31 PHI NL 145 664 -20 0 1 0 -7 -25 -2.7 23 -1 -0.3 .482 .484 -0.2 -0.7 -1 *3
1952 32 PHI NL 146 568 8 -1 1 2 -6 4 0.4 21 25 2.5 .503 .503 2.4 -0.5 23 *3
1953 33 PHI NL 81 262 -7 -1 0 3 -2 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.2 .491 .495 -0.0 -0.0 -0 3
1954 34 BAL AL 95 349 1 0 0 -1 -4 -2 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .497 .498 0.9 -0.5 9 3
1955 35 BAL AL 38 97 -3 0 0 -2 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .485 .496 -0.0 -0.3 -0 3
1955 35 PHI NL 33 124 1 -0 -0 0 -1 -0 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 3
11 Seasons 1140 4681 -11 0 7 11 -48 -40 -4.8 171 131 12.7 .496 .497 12.2 -4.2 120
PHI (6 yrs) 613 2566 -19 0 6 9 -26 -30 -3.6 94 64 6.0 .495 .495 5.6 -2.1 55
CHC (4 yrs) 394 1669 9 -1 1 5 -17 -3 -0.3 64 61 6.2 .499 .500 5.7 -1.3 56
BAL (2 yrs) 133 446 -1 1 0 -3 -4 -8 -0.9 14 6 0.5 .494 .498 0.9 -0.8 9

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 30 PHI NL WS NYY L 4 18 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .267 .353 .333 .686 5 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 4 18 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .267 .353 .333 .686 5 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1941 CHC NL 21 1B 9 7 4 78 71 3 4 8 .949 8.22 .989 10.16
1946 CHC NL 26 1B 106 105 104 1077 992 81 4 76 .996 10.12 .991 9.98 MVP-13
1947 CHC NL 27 1B 126 125 124 1270 1161 101 8 109 .994 10.02 .991 9.62
1948 CHC NL 28 1B 116 115 114 1165 1064 92 9 77 .992 9.97 .990 9.61 AS
1948 CHC NL 28 LF 20 20 19 45 43 1 1 0 .978 2.20 .970 2.30 AS
1948 CHC NL 28 OF 20 20 19 44 43 0 1 0 .977 2.15 .978 2.39 AS
1949 PHI NL 29 1B 54 54 54 491 452 36 3 51 .994 9.04 .991 9.62 AS
1950 PHI NL 30 1B 154 153 149 1360.1 1496 1387 99 10 142 .993 9.83 9.65 .990 9.71 9.61 MVP-24
1951 PHI NL 31 1B 144 142 136 1274.0 1318 1214 94 10 121 .992 9.24 9.08 .989 9.76 9.72
1952 PHI NL 32 1B 146 139 137 1251.0 1388 1281 95 12 119 .991 9.90 9.42 .990 9.89 9.81
1953 PHI NL 33 1B 59 53 50 476.0 523 480 37 6 65 .989 3 7 9.78 8.76 .990 9.88 9.68
1954 BAL AL 34 1B 78 76 74 655.1 666 618 48 0 72 1.000 -1 -1 9.15 8.54 .990 9.60 9.53
1955 TOT MLB 35 1B 57 47 47 432.2 466 430 30 6 46 .987 -2 -6 9.57 8.07 .991 9.72 9.63
1955 BAL AL 35 1B 26 18 18 176.0 194 180 9 5 15 .974 -2 -17 9.66 7.27 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 PHI NL 35 1B 31 29 29 256.2 272 250 21 1 31 .996 0 2 9.50 8.74 .991 9.79 9.70
11 Seasons 1B 1049 1016 993 5449.1 9938 9150 716 72 886 .993 -0 -0 9.60 9.41 .990 9.77 9.70
1 Season LF 20 20 19 45 43 1 1 0 .978 2.20 .970 2.30
1 Season OF 20 20 19 44 43 0 1 0 .977 2.15 .978 2.39
11 Seasons TOT 1069 1036 1012 5449.1 9982 9193 716 73 886 .993 -0 -0 9.60 9.27 .990 9.77 9.56
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 NL (13, 6%)
1950 NL (24, 2%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1946 NL  .304 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1952 NL  .371 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 NL  154 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1948 NL  562 (9th)
1950 NL  641 (2nd)
1951 NL  610 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1950 NL  702 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1948 NL  87 (10th)
1950 NL  102 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1948 NL  166 (10th)
1950 NL  182 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1948 NL  27 (9th)
1950 NL  32 (9th)
1952 NL  29 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1948 NL  10 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1948 NL  11 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1948 NL  122 (7th)
1950 NL  143 (1st)
1951 NL  125 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1950 NL  238 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1948 NL  8.6 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 NL  31.5 (2nd)
1947 NL  30.2 (3rd)
1948 NL  29.6 (2nd)
1950 NL  22.1 (1st)
1951 NL  27.7 (2nd)
1952 NL  21.7 (1st)
Career  20.9 (102nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1948 NL  415 (10th)
1950 NL  477 (3rd)
1951 NL  465 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1946 NL  992 (5th)
1947 NL  1,161 (4th)
1948 NL  1,107 (3rd)
1950 NL  1,387 (1st)
1951 NL  1,214 (4th)
1952 NL  1,281 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1946 NL  106 (5th)
1947 NL  126 (4th)
1950 NL  154 (2nd)
1951 NL  144 (4th)
1952 NL  146 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1946 NL  992 (5th)
1947 NL  1,161 (4th)
1948 NL  1,064 (4th)
1950 NL  1,387 (1st)
1951 NL  1,214 (4th)
1952 NL  1,281 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1946 NL  81 (5th)
1947 NL  101 (2nd)
1948 NL  92 (2nd)
1950 NL  99 (3rd)
1951 NL  94 (3rd)
1952 NL  95 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (4th)
1948 NL  9 (5th)
1950 NL  10 (4th)
1951 NL  10 (5th)
1952 NL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1947 NL  109 (4th)
1950 NL  142 (2nd)
1951 NL  121 (3rd)
1952 NL  119 (3rd)
1954 AL  72 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1950 NL  9.83 (1st)
1951 NL  9.24 (5th)
1952 NL  9.90 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1946 NL  10.12 (2nd)
1947 NL  10.02 (1st)
1948 NL  9.97 (1st)
1950 NL  9.65 (1st)
1951 NL  9.08 (5th)
1952 NL  9.42 (5th)
1954 AL  8.54 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1946 NL  .996 (2nd)
1947 NL  .994 (3rd)
1948 NL  .992 (3rd)
1950 NL  .993 (2nd)
1951 NL  .992 (2nd)
1952 NL  .991 (4th)
Career  .993 (84th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 29 (826), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1114), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1725), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (162nd), 12.7 career WAR/13.2 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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