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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)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1310. Darby O'Brien… #1311. Tony Bernazard… #1312. Whitey Witt… #1313. DICK WAKEFIELD… #1314. Keith Moreland… #1315. Jason Kipnis… #1316. Rick Reichardt… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1941 DET AL 20 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1941 DET AL 20 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10
1943 DET AL 22 OF 155 155 155 339 314 11 14 1 .959 2.10 .977 2.47 AS,MVP-6
1943 DET AL 22 LF 139 139 139 306 286 9 11 1 .964 2.12 .979 2.38 AS,MVP-6
1943 DET AL 22 RF 16 16 16 34 29 2 3 0 .912 1.94 .973 2.21 AS,MVP-6
1944 DET AL 23 LF 78 78 78 162 153 3 6 1 .963 2.00 .971 2.34 MVP-5
1944 DET AL 23 OF 78 78 78 164 155 3 6 1 .963 2.03 .974 2.47 MVP-5
1946 DET AL 25 LF 104 104 102 224 210 6 8 1 .964 2.08 .974 2.24
1946 DET AL 25 OF 104 104 102 224 210 6 8 1 .964 2.08 .977 2.36
1947 DET AL 26 LF 101 100 88 207 187 9 11 2 .947 1.94 .976 2.31
1947 DET AL 26 OF 101 100 88 218 197 10 11 2 .950 2.05 .979 2.47
1948 DET AL 27 LF 86 83 80 206 192 3 11 1 .947 2.27 .975 2.33
1948 DET AL 27 OF 86 83 80 212 198 3 11 1 .948 2.34 .975 2.51
1949 DET AL 28 LF 32 32 21 71 68 3 0 1 1.000 2.22 .982 2.32
1949 DET AL 28 OF 32 32 21 74 71 3 0 1 1.000 2.31 .980 2.44
7 Seasons OF 557 552 524 1232 1146 36 50 7 .959 2.12 .977 2.45
6 Seasons LF 540 536 508 1176 1096 33 47 7 .960 2.09 .976 2.32
2 Seasons RF 17 16 16 35 30 2 3 0 .914 1.88 .973 2.21
9 Seasons TOT 557 552 524 1232 1146 36 50 7 .959 2.12 .977 2.45
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))
1943 AL (6, 21%)
1944 AL (5, 38%)
0.59 Career Shares (396th)

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)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  139 (2nd)
1944 AL  78 (4th)
1946 AL  104 (5th)
1947 AL  101 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  286 (3rd)
1946 AL  210 (5th)
1947 AL  187 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  9 (3rd)
1946 AL  6 (5th)
1947 AL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  11 (1st)
1944 AL  6 (4th)
1946 AL  8 (3rd)
1947 AL  11 (1st)
1948 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  47 (67th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  1 (2nd)
1946 AL  1 (4th)
1947 AL  2 (2nd)
1949 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  155 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  14 (2nd)
1947 AL  11 (1st)
1948 AL  11 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  2.00 (5th)
1946 AL  2.08 (4th)
1947 AL  1.94 (5th)
1948 AL  2.27 (3rd)
Career  2.09 (52nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  .964 (4th)
1946 AL  .964 (5th)

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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (325), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 20 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1007), 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

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Richard Cummings Dick Wakefield

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