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Dick Wakefield

Richard Cummings Wakefield

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: May 6, 1921 in Chicago, IL
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1941 (Age 20.051, 7,219th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/Giants 1941-1952

Final Game: May 6, 1952 (Age 31.000)
Died: August 26, 1985 in Redford, MI
Buried: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Avon, OH
Relatives: Son of Howard Wakefield
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Standard Batting

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 20 DET AL 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -27 1 0 0 0 /O9
1943 ★ 22 DET AL 155 697 633 91 200 38 8 7 79 4 5 62 60 .316 .377 .434 .811 130 275 23 0 2 *O79 AS,MVP-6
1944 23 DET AL 78 332 276 53 98 15 5 12 53 2 2 55 29 .355 .464 .576 1.040 190 159 5 1 0 7O MVP-5
1946 25 DET AL 111 458 396 64 106 11 5 12 59 3 5 59 55 .268 .364 .412 .776 110 163 5 1 2 *7O
1947 26 DET AL 112 453 368 59 104 15 5 8 51 1 4 80 44 .283 .412 .416 .828 127 153 8 1 4 7O
1948 27 DET AL 110 393 322 50 89 20 5 11 53 0 1 70 55 .276 .406 .472 .878 130 152 6 0 1 7O
1949 28 DET AL 59 160 126 17 26 3 1 6 19 0 0 32 24 .206 .367 .389 .756 100 49 4 0 1 7O
1950 29 NYY AL 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 206 1 0 0 0
1952 31 NYG NL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 1 0 0
9 Yrs 638 2506 2132 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 360 270 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 953 52 3 10
162 Game Avg. 162 636 541 85 159 26 7 14 80 3 4 91 69 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 242 13 1 3
DET (7 yrs) 632 2500 2128 334 624 102 29 56 314 10 17 358 268 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 952 51 3 10
NYG (1 yr) 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 1 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 206 1 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 635 2503 2130 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 359 269 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 953 51 3 10
NL (1 yr) 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 1 0 0

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 20 DET AL 7 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O9
1943 ★ 22 DET AL 155 697 23 -0 0 -2 -7 13 1.5 19 32 3.4 .510 .509 3.6 -1.1 34 *O79 AS,MVP-6
1944 23 DET AL 78 332 33 -0 0 -2 -4 27 3.0 10 37 3.9 .538 .518 4.1 -0.6 39 7O MVP-5
1946 25 DET AL 111 458 6 -1 0 0 -5 0 0.0 14 15 1.4 .501 .500 1.4 -0.5 15 *7O
1947 26 DET AL 112 453 16 -1 0 -4 -5 6 0.6 13 20 2.0 .506 .504 2.5 -1.0 24 7O
1948 27 DET AL 110 393 15 -1 0 0 -4 10 1.0 11 21 2.1 .509 .506 2.1 -0.4 21 7O
1949 28 DET AL 59 160 0 -0 -0 2 -1 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .500 .500 0.3 0.0 3 7O
1950 29 NYY AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1
1952 31 NYG NL 3 3 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
9 Seasons 638 2506 92 -4 -0 -6 -26 56 6.0 72 129 13.2 .509 .506 13.9 -3.6 134
DET (7 yrs) 632 2500 92 -4 0 -6 -26 56 6.0 72 128 13.2 .510 .506 13.9 -3.6 134
NYG (1 yr) 3 3 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
NYY (1 yr) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1941 20 DET AL 7 6 0 0.0 115 .167 .143 .287 .143 .365 .143 .423 .286 .789 -27 .000 -1.4 -0.1 .167 .000 .000
1943 22 DET AL 697 463 103 6.1 92 .341 .316 .264 .377 .340 .434 .364 .811 .704 130 .702 24.9 2.7 .729 .215 .118 5.1
1944 23 DET AL 332 185 73 10.7 95 .366 .355 .274 .464 .341 .576 .374 1.040 .715 190 .856 35.8 3.7 1.162 .420 .221 3.4
1946 25 DET AL 458 302 58 5.1 101 .286 .268 .272 .364 .347 .412 .391 .776 .738 110 .595 5.9 0.6 .737 .288 .144 4.8
1947 26 DET AL 453 280 62 5.9 100 .304 .283 .267 .412 .348 .416 .384 .828 .732 127 .654 17.4 1.8 .837 .342 .133 1.8
1948 27 DET AL 393 241 61 6.7 108 .305 .276 .277 .406 .362 .472 .400 .878 .762 130 .667 16.1 1.6 .921 .410 .196 .0
1949 28 DET AL 160 105 18 4.6 107 .208 .206 .271 .367 .363 .389 .393 .756 .756 100 .498 0.5 0.0 .779 .437 .183 .0
1950 29 NYY AL 3 1 1 26.5 111 1.000 .500 .274 .667 .361 .500 .412 1.167 .773 206 .956 0.5 0.0 2.000 .500 .000
1952 31 NYG NL 3 3 0 0.0 98 .000 .000 .262 .333 .336 .000 .391 .333 .727 -1 .000 -0.2 -0.0 .333 .500 .000
9 Yrs 2506 1586 376 6.4 99 .315 .293 .270 .396 .348 .447 .381 .843 .729 131 .687 99.6 10.3 .831 .319 .154 17.0
162 Game Avg. 636 403 95 6.4 99 .315 .293 .270 .396 .348 .447 .381 .843 .729 131 .687 25 3 .831 .319 .154 4
DET (7 yrs) 2500 1582 375 6.4 99 .315 .293 .270 .396 .348 .447 .381 .843 .729 131 .687 99.3 10.3 .831 .319 .154 17.0
NYG (1 yr) 3 3 0 0.0 98 .000 .000 .262 .333 .336 .000 .391 .333 .727 -1 -0.2 -0.0 .333 .500 .000
NYY (1 yr) 3 1 1 26.5 111 1.000 .500 .274 .667 .361 .500 .412 1.167 .773 206 .956 0.5 0.0 2.000 .500 .000
AL (8 yrs) 2503 1583 376 6.4 99 .315 .293 .270 .396 .348 .447 .381 .843 .729 131 .688 99.8 10.3 .832 .319 .154 17.0
NL (1 yr) 3 3 0 0.0 98 .000 .000 .262 .333 .336 .000 .391 .333 .727 -1 -0.2 -0.0 .333 .500 .000

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1943 DET AL 22 as LF 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 3 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1941 20 DET AL 7 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 0.00 86%
1943 22 DET AL 697 1.0% 8.6% 8.9% 7.6% 27% 0.97 10.6 90.4 8.0 0.96 81%
1944 23 DET AL 332 3.6% 8.7% 16.6% 9.6% 33% 0.53 9.5 23.0 5.2 1.44 71%
1946 25 DET AL 458 2.6% 12.0% 12.9% 6.1% 26% 0.93 7.2 33.0 6.7 0.41 72%
1947 26 DET AL 453 1.8% 9.7% 17.7% 6.2% 27% 0.55 8.4 46.0 7.2 0.93 70%
1948 27 DET AL 393 2.8% 14.0% 17.8% 9.2% 40% 0.79 5.9 29.3 6.1 1.00 65%
1949 28 DET AL 160 3.8% 15.0% 20.0% 6.3% 39% 0.75 5.3 21.0 6.6 0.96 60%
1950 29 NYY AL 3 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 0.0% 0% 1.00 2.0 2.0 33%
1952 31 NYG NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 0.0% 1.00 2.0 33%
9 Yrs 2506 2.2% 10.8% 14.4% 7.5% 30% 0.75 7.9 38.1 6.8 0.94 72%
MLB Averages 1.5% 9.4% 9.4% 6.1% 26% 1.00 9.4 59.7 8.5 0.97 78%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1941 20 DET AL -1.4 -0.1 2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .31 -0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 1.01 -0.6 0.32 1
1943 22 DET AL 24.9 2.7 75 -0.6 1.2 -1.8 1.27 -0.4 -0.1 -3.9 -0.4 0.97 -3.8 0
1944 23 DET AL 35.8 3.7 43 0.1 0.8 -0.6 1.00 0.3 -0.1 1.2 0.1 1.02 2.9 0
1946 25 DET AL 5.9 0.6 49 -0.3 0.6 -0.9 .91 -0.1 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3 1.08 0.2 0.00 1
1947 26 DET AL 17.4 1.8 260 0.9 4.7 -3.8 1.03 0.6 0.3 8.6 0.9 0.98 8.1 0.69 7
1948 27 DET AL 16.1 1.6 256 1.9 5.8 -3.9 1.06 0.9 0.8 10.3 1.0 1.00 11.2 1.94 14
1949 28 DET AL 0.5 0.0 98 0.1 1.9 -1.8 1.17 0.1 -0.0 1.4 0.1 0.99 -0.7 1.62 10
1950 29 NYY AL 0.5 0.0 2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .43 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.86 0.1 0.43 1
1952 31 NYG NL -0.2 -0.0 3 0.1 0.1 -0.0 2.67 -0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.0 1.44 -0.5 2.67 2
9 Yrs 99.6 10.3 788 2.2 15.0 -12.9 1.07 1.3 0.7 13.4 1.3 1.00 17.0 1.51 36

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1941 20 DET AL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 22 DET AL 1 0 33% 21 4 5 44% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 100% 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
1944 23 DET AL 1 0 29% 22 2 2 50% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17% 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
1946 25 DET AL 1 0 34% 16 3 5 38% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 71% 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2
1947 26 DET AL 1 0 29% 105 1 4 20% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 25% 22 19 2 5 3 2 9 3 5
1948 27 DET AL 1 0 26% 109 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 2 35% 17 12 4 3 1 1 6 2 4
1949 28 DET AL 1 0 21% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27% 8 7 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
1950 29 NYY AL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1952 31 NYG NL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 6 0 30% 304 10 17 37% 1 3 0 1 0 0 4 0 7 0 1 4 2 7 33% 57 43 12 11 5 5 22 8 13

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1941 20 DET AL 2 100% 1 1 0 0 0 0.32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 5
1943 22 DET AL 73 82% 200 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 2 17 23 135% 4 1 25% 56 6 11% 3 2 67% 1 0 0% 624
1944 23 DET AL 41 95% 98 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 2 0 9 3 0 0 11 5 45% 5 1 20% 28 2 7% 5 2 40% 0 0 291
1946 25 DET AL 48 83% 106 1 0 0 0 0.00 12 0 2 1 0 6 6 0 2 12 5 42% 10 2 20% 41 3 7% 3 1 33% 4 1 25% 410
1947 26 DET AL 256 87% 104 7 2 0 0 0.69 8 0 7 4 2 5 3 0 4 61 8 13% 26 9 35% 177 20 11% 16 8 50% 12 7 58% 197
1948 27 DET AL 252 76% 89 14 6 2 5 1.94 11 0 5 6 0 5 6 0 1 46 6 13% 19 7 37% 194 29 15% 19 10 53% 8 6 75% 141
1949 28 DET AL 96 94% 26 10 2 0 1 1.62 6 0 3 4 0 5 1 0 1 21 4 19% 6 2 33% 74 10 14% 6 2 33% 2 2 100% 64
1950 29 NYY AL 2 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 1
1952 31 NYG NL 3 100% 0 2 0 0 0 2.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 1 0 0% 4 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
9 Yrs 773 84% 625 36 10 2 6 1.51 56 0 17 18 2 34 22 0 10 173 52 30% 72 22 31% 576 70 12% 53 25 47% 27 16 59% 1733
MLB Averages 50% 16% 34% 15% 51% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1941 20 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -27 1 0 0 0
1942 21 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -27 1 0 0 0
1943 22 162 704 640 91 201 38 8 7 79 4 5 62 61 .314 .375 .431 .806 128 276 23 0 2
1944 23 240 1036 916 144 299 53 13 19 132 6 7 117 90 .326 .403 .475 .878 148 435 28 1 2
1945 24 240 1036 916 144 299 53 13 19 132 6 7 117 90 .326 .403 .475 .878 148 435 28 1 2
1946 25 351 1494 1312 208 405 64 18 31 191 9 12 176 145 .309 .391 .456 .847 136 598 33 2 4
1947 26 463 1947 1680 267 509 79 23 39 242 10 16 256 189 .303 .396 .447 .843 134 751 41 3 8
1948 27 573 2340 2002 317 598 99 28 50 295 10 17 326 244 .299 .398 .451 .849 133 903 47 3 9
1949 28 632 2500 2128 334 624 102 29 56 314 10 17 358 268 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 952 51 3 10
1950 29 635 2503 2130 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 359 269 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 953 51 3 10
1951 30 635 2503 2130 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 359 269 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 953 51 3 10
1952 31 638 2506 2132 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 360 270 .293 .396 .447 .843 131 953 52 3 10

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1941 20 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
1943 22 163 743 673 102 218 41 9 8 88 4 68 63 .324 .386 .447 .833 116 155
1944 23 82 351 291 57 105 16 5 13 57 2 59 30 .361 .470 .584 1.054 79 78
1946 25 116 480 415 68 112 12 5 13 63 3 62 57 .270 .366 .417 .783 63 111
1947 26 116 472 383 62 109 16 5 8 54 1 84 46 .285 .415 .415 .830 66 112
1948 27 115 402 332 47 88 20 5 11 50 0 69 57 .265 .392 .455 .846 59 110
1949 28 62 164 131 17 26 3 1 6 19 0 32 25 .198 .356 .374 .730 18 59
1950 29 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 3
1952 31 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 3
9 Yrs 667 2625 2236 353 659 108 30 59 333 10 376 281 .295 .397 .449 .846 402 638
162 Game Avg. 162 638 543 86 160 26 7 14 81 2 91 68 .295 .397 .449 .846 98 638



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1943 AL (6, 21%)
1944 AL (5, 38%)
0.59 Career Shares (401st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 AL  .316 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1943 AL  .377 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1943 AL  .434 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1943 AL  .811 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1943 AL  155 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1943 AL  633 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1943 AL  697 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1943 AL  91 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  200 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1943 AL  275 (2nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1943 AL  38 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1943 AL  8 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  80 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1943 AL  60 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1943 AL  147 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1943 AL  130 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1943 AL  103 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  25 (8th)
1944 AL  36 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1943 AL  2.7 (8th)
1944 AL  3.7 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  53 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1943 AL  262 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1943 AL  .702 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1943 AL  23 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1943 AL  463 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1941 AL  born 1921-05-06 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (326), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 20 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1011), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (865), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (168th), 13.2 career WAR/13.4 7yr-peak WAR/13.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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