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Paul Waner

Paul Glee Waner (Big Poison)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 153 lb.

Born: April 16, 1903 in Harrah, OK
High School: Central HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
School: East Central University (Ada, OK) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1926 (Age 22.362)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves/Dodgers/Yankees 1926-1945

Final Game: April 26, 1945 (Age 42.010)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1952 (195/234 ballots).
   View Paul Waner Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 29, 1965 in Sarasota, FL
Buried: Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL
Relatives: Brother of Lloyd Waner
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 30, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #65. George Sisler… #66. Dwight Evans… #67. Al Simmons… #68. PAUL WANER… #69. Jesse Burkett… #70. Carlton Fisk… #71. Tim Raines… 

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
1926 23 PIT NL 144 618 536 101 180 35 22 8 79 11 66 19 .336 .413 .528 .941 148 283 4 12 *O9/7 MVP-12
1927 24 PIT NL 155 709 623 114 237 42 18 9 131 5 60 14 .380 .437 .549 .986 154 342 3 23 *O93 MVP-1
1928 25 PIT NL 152 698 602 142 223 50 19 6 86 6 77 16 .370 .446 .547 .992 154 329 5 13 *O93 MVP-15
1929 26 PIT NL 151 704 596 131 200 43 15 15 100 15 89 24 .336 .424 .534 .958 133 318 3 15 *O9/3
1930 27 PIT NL 145 666 589 117 217 32 18 8 77 18 57 18 .368 .428 .525 .952 129 309 4 15 *O9/87
1931 28 PIT NL 150 647 559 88 180 35 10 6 70 6 73 21 .322 .404 .453 .857 132 253 4 10 *O93/7
1932 29 PIT NL 154 697 630 107 215 62 10 8 82 13 56 24 .341 .397 .510 .906 145 321 2 9 *O98 MVP-4
1933 ★ 30 PIT NL 154 694 618 101 191 38 16 7 70 3 60 20 .309 .372 .456 .828 135 282 10 2 14 *O9 AS
1934 ★ 31 PIT NL 146 677 599 122 217 32 16 14 90 8 68 24 .362 .429 .539 .968 154 323 15 2 8 *O9 AS,MVP-2
1935 ★ 32 PIT NL 139 623 549 98 176 29 12 11 78 2 61 22 .321 .392 .477 .869 129 262 15 3 10 *O9 AS,MVP-24
1936 33 PIT NL 148 665 585 107 218 53 9 5 94 7 74 29 .373 .446 .520 .965 157 304 15 3 4 *O9 MVP-5
1937 ★ 34 PIT NL 154 690 619 94 219 30 9 2 74 4 63 34 .354 .413 .441 .855 133 273 11 0 8 *O9/3 AS,MVP-8
1938 35 PIT NL 148 680 625 77 175 31 6 6 69 2 47 28 .280 .331 .378 .709 94 236 16 1 7 *O9/8
1939 36 PIT NL 125 507 461 62 151 30 6 3 45 0 35 18 .328 .375 .438 .813 120 202 12 0 10 *O9
1940 37 PIT NL 89 261 238 32 69 16 1 1 32 0 23 14 .290 .352 .378 .731 102 90 4 0 0 O9/3
1941 38 TOT NL 106 385 329 45 88 10 2 2 50 1 55 14 .267 .372 .328 .701 103 108 10 0 1 97/38
1941 38 BRO NL 11 44 35 5 6 0 0 0 4 0 8 0 .171 .326 .171 .497 40 6 2 0 1 /O9
1941 38 BSN NL 95 341 294 40 82 10 2 2 46 1 47 14 .279 .378 .347 .725 111 102 8 0 0 O97/38
1942 39 BSN NL 114 404 333 43 86 17 1 1 39 2 62 20 .258 .376 .324 .701 109 108 7 1 8 O9
1943 40 BRO NL 82 267 225 29 70 16 0 1 26 0 35 9 .311 .406 .396 .802 131 89 9 1 6 O9/7
1944 41 TOT MLB 92 173 143 17 40 4 1 0 17 1 0 29 8 .280 .401 .322 .723 107 46 3 0 1 9/7
1944 41 BRO NL 83 164 136 16 39 4 1 0 16 0 27 7 .287 .405 .331 .736 110 45 3 0 1 O9/7
1944 41 NYY AL 9 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 .143 .333 .143 .476 37 1 0 0 0
1945 42 NYY AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
20 Yrs 2549 10766 9459 1627 3152 605 191 113 1309 104 0 1091 376 .333 .404 .473 .878 134 4478 127 38 174
162 Game Avg. 162 684 601 103 200 38 12 7 83 7 69 24 .333 .404 .473 .878 134 285 2 11
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
PIT (15 yrs) 2154 9536 8429 1493 2868 558 187 109 1177 100 909 325 .340 .407 .490 .896 136 4127 98 36 158
BRO (3 yrs) 176 475 396 50 115 20 1 1 46 0 70 16 .290 .398 .354 .752 115 140 14 1 8
NYY (2 yrs) 10 10 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 .143 .400 .143 .543 57 1 0 0 0
BSN (2 yrs) 209 745 627 83 168 27 3 3 85 3 109 34 .268 .377 .335 .712 110 210 15 1 8
NL (19 yrs) 2539 10756 9452 1626 3151 605 191 113 1308 103 1088 375 .333 .404 .474 .878 134 4477 127 38 174
AL (2 yrs) 10 10 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 .143 .400 .143 .543 57 1 0 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
1926 23 PIT NL 144 618 37 -1 0 4 -6 34 3.3 19 53 5.3 .524 .521 4.9 -0.3 49 *O9/7 MVP-12
1927 24 PIT NL 155 709 51 -1 0 5 -7 48 4.8 21 69 6.9 .531 .530 6.4 -0.2 64 *O93 MVP-1
1928 25 PIT NL 152 698 51 -1 0 5 -7 48 4.7 20 69 6.8 .531 .530 6.4 -0.3 64 *O93 MVP-15
1929 26 PIT NL 151 704 35 -1 0 4 -7 31 2.8 21 52 4.8 .519 .517 4.5 -0.3 48 *O9/3
1930 27 PIT NL 145 666 33 -1 0 1 -7 26 2.2 20 46 4.2 .516 .514 4.2 -0.5 45 *O9/87
1931 28 PIT NL 150 647 29 -1 0 8 -7 29 2.9 20 49 5.0 .520 .518 4.2 0.1 41 *O93/7
1932 29 PIT NL 154 697 41 -1 0 1 -7 34 3.3 20 54 5.5 .522 .521 5.4 -0.6 53 $13,750 *O98 MVP-4
1933 ★ 30 PIT NL 154 694 28 -0 0 0 -7 21 2.2 20 41 4.4 .515 .515 4.5 -0.9 41 $15,000 *O9 AS
1934 ★ 31 PIT NL 146 677 49 -1 0 -2 -7 39 3.8 19 58 5.8 .526 .524 5.9 -0.9 60 $13,500 *O9 AS,MVP-2
1935 ★ 32 PIT NL 139 623 25 0 0 3 -6 22 2.2 19 41 4.1 .516 .514 3.8 -0.3 38 *O9 AS,MVP-24
1936 33 PIT NL 148 665 50 -1 0 6 -7 48 4.7 21 69 6.9 .532 .529 6.2 -0.1 63 $14,000 *O9 MVP-5
1937 ★ 34 PIT NL 154 690 31 -0 0 0 -7 24 2.3 21 45 4.6 .516 .515 4.6 -0.8 45 *O9/3 AS,MVP-8
1938 35 PIT NL 148 680 -3 0 0 2 -7 -8 -1.0 21 13 1.2 .494 .495 1.1 -0.6 11 $16,500 *O9/8
1939 36 PIT NL 125 507 13 1 0 -3 -5 6 0.5 16 22 2.3 .505 .504 2.7 -0.9 25 *O9
1940 37 PIT NL 89 261 1 0 0 -4 -2 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.4 .494 .497 0.8 -0.7 8 O9/3
1941 38 BRO NL 11 44 -2 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .473 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /O9
1941 38 BSN NL 95 341 7 0 0 -2 -4 1 0.0 12 13 1.2 .501 .501 1.5 -0.6 15 O97/38
1942 39 BSN NL 114 404 6 -0 0 -3 -4 -1 -0.2 13 12 1.2 .499 .499 1.6 -0.9 15 O9
1943 40 BRO NL 82 267 10 0 0 0 -3 8 0.9 8 16 1.7 .511 .505 1.8 -0.3 16 O9/7
1944 41 BRO NL 83 164 4 0 0 -2 -1 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .500 .500 0.8 -0.4 7 O9/7
1944 41 NYY AL 9 9 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 -0
1945 42 NYY AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .530 .500 0.0 0.0 0
20 Seasons 2549 10766 496 -5 0 23 -109 404 38.7 327 732 72.8 .516 .514 71.1 -9.6 709 $72,750
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (15 yrs) 2154 9536 472 -6 0 30 -97 399 38.2 287 687 68.2 .518 .517 65.7 -7.3 656 $72,750
BRO (3 yrs) 176 475 11 0 0 -2 -5 5 0.6 15 20 2.1 .503 .503 2.3 -0.7 23
NYY (2 yrs) 10 10 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BSN (2 yrs) 209 745 13 0 0 -5 -8 0 -0.1 25 24 2.4 .500 .500 3.0 -1.5 30

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
1927 24 PIT NL WS NYY L 4 17 15 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .400 .733 6 0 0 0
1 WS 4 17 15 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .400 .733 6 0 0 0

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
1926 PIT NL 23 OF 139 137 136 336 307 21 8 3 .976 2.36 .965 2.42 MVP-12
1926 PIT NL 23 RF 133 132 131 326 299 19 8 3 .975 2.39 .968 2.21 MVP-12
1926 PIT NL 23 LF 6 5 5 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 1.67 .961 2.22 MVP-12
1927 PIT NL 24 OF 143 143 141 353 326 20 7 4 .980 2.42 .970 2.49 MVP-1
1927 PIT NL 24 RF 143 143 141 353 326 20 7 5 .980 2.42 .968 2.26 MVP-1
1927 PIT NL 24 1B 14 12 12 112 104 5 3 8 .973 7.79 .989 10.51 MVP-1
1928 PIT NL 25 OF 131 129 126 321 299 14 8 0 .975 2.39 .972 2.47 MVP-15
1928 PIT NL 25 RF 131 129 126 321 299 14 8 1 .975 2.39 .968 2.26 MVP-15
1928 PIT NL 25 1B 24 23 21 246 234 8 4 17 .984 10.08 .989 10.48 MVP-15
1929 PIT NL 26 OF 143 141 139 348 328 15 5 5 .986 2.40 .973 2.47
1929 PIT NL 26 RF 141 141 139 349 329 15 5 4 .986 2.44 .971 2.37
1929 PIT NL 26 1B 7 9 9 73 70 3 0 2 1.000 10.43 .989 10.47
1930 PIT NL 27 OF 143 142 138 368 344 9 15 4 .959 2.47 .968 2.40
1930 PIT NL 27 RF 136 135 131 350 327 9 14 4 .960 2.47 .966 2.41
1930 PIT NL 27 CF 6 5 5 13 12 0 1 0 .923 2.00 .971 2.78
1930 PIT NL 27 LF 2 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .968 2.00
1931 PIT NL 28 OF 138 136 135 379 342 28 9 8 .976 2.68 .973 2.48
1931 PIT NL 28 RF 137 135 134 372 336 27 9 9 .976 2.65 .969 2.33
1931 PIT NL 28 1B 10 10 10 102 99 3 0 10 1.000 10.20 .990 10.11
1931 PIT NL 28 LF 1 1 1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 .976 2.20
1932 PIT NL 29 OF 154 153 148 390 367 13 10 3 .974 2.47 .976 2.52 MVP-4
1932 PIT NL 29 RF 146 146 141 367 345 12 10 3 .973 2.45 .969 2.32 MVP-4
1932 PIT NL 29 CF 10 7 7 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 2.30 .982 2.97 MVP-4
1933 PIT NL 30 OF 154 154 154 369 346 16 7 2 .981 2.35 .977 2.43 AS
1933 PIT NL 30 RF 154 154 154 369 346 16 7 2 .981 2.35 .975 2.23 AS
1934 PIT NL 31 OF 145 145 143 343 323 15 5 1 .985 2.33 .973 2.37 AS,MVP-2
1934 PIT NL 31 RF 145 145 143 343 323 15 5 1 .985 2.33 .970 2.22 AS,MVP-2
1935 PIT NL 32 OF 136 136 133 301 283 13 5 2 .983 2.18 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-24
1935 PIT NL 32 RF 136 136 133 301 283 13 5 2 .983 2.18 .968 2.17 AS,MVP-24
1936 PIT NL 33 OF 145 145 144 352 323 15 14 7 .960 2.33 .973 2.38 MVP-5
1936 PIT NL 33 RF 145 145 144 353 324 15 14 7 .960 2.34 .966 2.12 MVP-5
1937 PIT NL 34 OF 150 148 147 296 271 16 9 3 .970 1.91 .974 2.24 AS,MVP-8
1937 PIT NL 34 RF 150 148 147 296 271 16 9 3 .970 1.91 .972 1.99 AS,MVP-8
1937 PIT NL 34 1B 3 3 2 32 27 3 2 3 .938 10.00 .989 10.30 AS,MVP-8
1938 PIT NL 35 OF 147 147 146 302 284 11 7 0 .977 2.01 .976 2.34
1938 PIT NL 35 RF 147 147 146 302 284 11 7 0 .977 2.01 .978 2.08
1938 PIT NL 35 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
1939 PIT NL 36 OF 106 105 104 223 206 12 5 4 .978 2.06 .975 2.32
1939 PIT NL 36 RF 106 105 104 223 206 12 5 4 .978 2.06 .973 2.12
1940 PIT NL 37 OF 45 44 26 66 62 3 1 0 .985 1.44 .977 2.32
1940 PIT NL 37 RF 45 44 26 66 62 3 1 0 .985 1.44 .973 2.02
1940 PIT NL 37 1B 8 7 7 95 88 6 1 12 .989 11.75 .990 10.48
1941 TOT NL 38 OF 86 78 71 154 141 7 6 3 .961 1.72 .975 2.31
1941 TOT NL 38 RF 75 68 63 138 126 6 6 3 .957 1.76 .968 1.93
1941 BRO NL 38 OF 9 8 8 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.33 .975 2.31
1941 BRO NL 38 RF 9 8 8 23 22 0 1 0 .957 2.44 .968 1.93
1941 BSN NL 38 OF 77 70 63 141 129 7 5 3 .965 1.77 .975 2.31
1941 BSN NL 38 RF 66 60 55 115 104 6 5 3 .957 1.67 .968 1.93
1941 BSN NL 38 LF 12 7 6 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.58 .976 2.32
1941 BSN NL 38 1B 7 1 1 22 19 1 2 0 .909 2.86 .989 10.16
1941 BSN NL 38 CF 3 3 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 .980 2.63
1942 BSN NL 39 OF 94 89 74 161 150 6 5 3 .969 1.66 .981 2.34
1942 BSN NL 39 RF 94 89 74 160 150 5 5 3 .969 1.65 .981 2.07
1943 BRO NL 40 OF 57 54 43 125 116 4 5 1 .960 2.11 .977 2.41
1943 BRO NL 40 RF 56 54 43 125 114 6 5 1 .960 2.14 .976 2.21
1943 BRO NL 40 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.20
1944 BRO NL 41 OF 32 22 21 58 54 3 1 0 .983 1.78 .980 2.47
1944 BRO NL 41 RF 31 22 21 62 57 4 1 0 .984 1.97 .974 2.10
1944 BRO NL 41 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
19 Seasons OF 2288 2248 2169 5245 4872 241 132 53 .975 2.23 .973 2.40
19 Seasons RF 2251 2218 2141 5176 4807 238 131 55 .975 2.24 .970 2.20
7 Seasons 1B 73 65 62 682 641 29 12 52 .982 9.18 .989 10.39
6 Seasons LF 23 15 14 42 39 3 0 0 1.000 1.83 .971 2.25
4 Seasons CF 20 15 14 41 38 2 1 0 .976 2.00 .978 2.85
20 Seasons TOT 2361 2313 2231 5927 5513 270 144 105 .976 2.45 .975 2.65
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
  • 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

Hall of Fame
1946 Nominating Vote ( 2.0%)
1948 BBWAA (42.1%)
1949 BBWAA (47.7%)
1949 Run Off (33.7%)
1950 BBWAA (56.5%)
1951 BBWAA (71.7%)
1952 BBWAA (83.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1952 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (12, 19%)
1927 NL (1, 90%)
1928 NL (15, 6%)
1932 NL (4, 46%)
1934 NL (2, 63%)
1935 NL (24, 1%)
1936 NL (5, 36%)
1937 NL (8, 26%)
1 MVP
2.87 Career Shares (37th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 NL  5.3 (3rd)
1927 NL  6.9 (4th)
1928 NL  6.8 (3rd)
1931 NL  5.0 (10th)
1932 NL  5.5 (10th)
1934 NL  5.8 (8th)
1936 NL  7.0 (6th)
Career  72.8 (85th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1926 NL  5.3 (1st)
1927 NL  6.9 (3rd)
1928 NL  6.8 (2nd)
1929 NL  4.8 (8th)
1931 NL  5.0 (7th)
1932 NL  5.5 (6th)
1933 NL  4.4 (7th)
1934 NL  5.8 (5th)
1936 NL  7.0 (4th)
Career  72.8 (55th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1926 NL  4.9 (3rd)
1927 NL  6.5 (2nd)
1928 NL  6.4 (2nd)
1929 NL  4.5 (9th)
1932 NL  5.4 (5th)
1933 NL  4.5 (7th)
1934 NL  6.0 (4th)
1935 NL  3.8 (10th)
1936 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1937 NL  4.6 (8th)
Career  71.1 (53rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1926 NL  .336 (5th)
1927 NL  .380 (1st)
1928 NL  .370 (2nd)
1930 NL  .368 (7th)
1932 NL  .341 (4th)
1934 NL  .362 (1st)
1936 NL  .373 (1st)
1937 NL  .354 (4th)
1939 NL  .328 (4th)
Career  .333 (26th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1926 NL  .413 (3rd)
1927 NL  .437 (2nd)
1928 NL  .446 (2nd)
1929 NL  .424 (9th)
1930 NL  .428 (9th)
1931 NL  .404 (4th)
1932 NL  .397 (6th)
1933 NL  .372 (7th)
1934 NL  .429 (2nd)
1935 NL  .392 (6th)
1936 NL  .446 (3rd)
1937 NL  .413 (5th)
1942 NL  .376 (9th)
Career  .404 (45th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1926 NL  .528 (3rd)
1927 NL  .549 (4th)
1928 NL  .547 (5th)
1932 NL  .510 (9th)
1933 NL  .456 (9th)
1934 NL  .539 (4th)
1936 NL  .520 (5th)
Career  .473 (231st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1926 NL  .941 (3rd)
1927 NL  .986 (3rd)
1928 NL  .992 (4th)
1932 NL  .906 (8th)
1934 NL  .968 (3rd)
1935 NL  .869 (9th)
1936 NL  .965 (4th)
1937 NL  .855 (10th)
Career  .878 (98th)

Games Played s c a p y
1927 NL  155 (1st)
1928 NL  152 (6th)
1929 NL  151 (6th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  154 (1st)
1934 NL  146 (10th)
1937 NL  154 (2nd)
1938 NL  148 (9th)
Career  2,549 (45th)

At Bats s c a p y
1927 NL  623 (3rd)
1928 NL  602 (7th)
1932 NL  630 (5th)
1933 NL  618 (4th)
1934 NL  599 (10th)
1937 NL  619 (2nd)
1938 NL  625 (2nd)
Career  9,459 (42nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1927 NL  709 (1st)
1928 NL  698 (4th)
1929 NL  704 (6th)
1932 NL  697 (5th)
1933 NL  694 (2nd)
1934 NL  677 (4th)
1937 NL  690 (2nd)
1938 NL  680 (3rd)
Career  10,766 (42nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1926 NL  101 (2nd)
1927 NL  114 (4th)
1928 NL  142 (1st)
1929 NL  131 (6th)
1932 NL  107 (7th)
1933 NL  101 (2nd)
1934 NL  122 (1st)
1935 NL  98 (10th)
1936 NL  107 (7th)
1937 NL  94 (10th)
Career  1,627 (40th)

Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  180 (7th)
1927 NL  237 (1st)
1928 NL  223 (2nd)
1930 NL  217 (6th)
1931 NL  180 (10th)
1932 NL  215 (4th)
1933 NL  191 (3rd)
1934 NL  217 (1st)
1936 NL  218 (2nd)
1937 NL  219 (2nd)
1938 NL  175 (6th)
Career  3,152 (17th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1926 NL  283 (4th)
1927 NL  342 (1st)
1928 NL  329 (3rd)
1929 NL  318 (9th)
1932 NL  321 (5th)
1933 NL  282 (4th)
1934 NL  323 (5th)
1936 NL  304 (5th)
1937 NL  273 (6th)
Career  4,478 (48th)

Doubles s c a p y
1926 NL  35 (4th)
1927 NL  42 (2nd)
1928 NL  50 (1st)
1929 NL  43 (6th)
1932 NL  62 (1st)
1933 NL  38 (4th)
1936 NL  53 (3rd)
Career  605 (11th)

Triples s c a p y
1926 NL  22 (1st)
1927 NL  18 (1st)
1928 NL  19 (2nd)
1929 NL  15 (2nd)
1930 NL  18 (2nd)
1932 NL  10 (7th)
1933 NL  16 (2nd)
1934 NL  16 (2nd)
1935 NL  12 (4th)
Career  191 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1927 NL  131 (1st)
1936 NL  94 (8th)
Career  1,309 (108th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  66 (2nd)
1927 NL  60 (10th)
1928 NL  77 (4th)
1929 NL  89 (3rd)
1931 NL  73 (2nd)
1932 NL  56 (7th)
1933 NL  60 (5th)
1934 NL  68 (5th)
1935 NL  61 (9th)
1936 NL  74 (6th)
1937 NL  63 (9th)
Career  1,091 (82nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1929 NL  15 (9th)
1930 NL  18 (2nd)
1932 NL  13 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1927 NL  168 (2nd)
1928 NL  148 (6th)
1930 NL  159 (3rd)
1931 NL  129 (6th)
1932 NL  135 (6th)
1933 NL  130 (10th)
1934 NL  155 (2nd)
1936 NL  151 (4th)
1937 NL  178 (1st)
1938 NL  132 (4th)
Career  2,243 (22nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1926 NL  148 (4th)
1927 NL  154 (4th)
1928 NL  154 (4th)
1932 NL  145 (6th)
1933 NL  135 (7th)
1934 NL  154 (3rd)
1936 NL  157 (5th)
1937 NL  133 (6th)
Career  134 (122nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1926 NL  116 (1st)
1927 NL  149 (1st)
1928 NL  145 (2nd)
1929 NL  134 (7th)
1930 NL  131 (10th)
1931 NL  101 (8th)
1932 NL  127 (6th)
1933 NL  104 (5th)
1934 NL  138 (3rd)
1936 NL  135 (3rd)
1937 NL  113 (6th)
Career  1,817 (35th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  37 (2nd)
1927 NL  50 (2nd)
1928 NL  51 (2nd)
1929 NL  33 (10th)
1931 NL  28 (9th)
1932 NL  42 (5th)
1933 NL  29 (5th)
1934 NL  48 (3rd)
1935 NL  24 (10th)
1936 NL  52 (2nd)
1937 NL  31 (5th)
Career  491 (49th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  3.6 (2nd)
1927 NL  4.8 (2nd)
1928 NL  4.9 (2nd)
1929 NL  3.0 (10th)
1931 NL  2.8 (9th)
1932 NL  4.1 (5th)
1933 NL  3.0 (5th)
1934 NL  4.6 (3rd)
1935 NL  2.3 (10th)
1936 NL  5.0 (2nd)
1937 NL  3.0 (5th)
Career  47.2 (52nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  65 (2nd)
1927 NL  69 (2nd)
1928 NL  75 (3rd)
1929 NL  73 (8th)
1932 NL  80 (3rd)
1933 NL  61 (5th)
1934 NL  62 (6th)
1936 NL  67 (4th)
Career  909 (64th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1926 NL  250 (2nd)
1927 NL  300 (1st)
1928 NL  305 (1st)
1929 NL  292 (4th)
1930 NL  278 (9th)
1931 NL  257 (5th)
1932 NL  273 (4th)
1933 NL  253 (3rd)
1934 NL  287 (1st)
1936 NL  295 (2nd)
1937 NL  282 (1st)
Career  4,281 (30th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1926 NL  .756 (2nd)
1927 NL  .799 (2nd)
1928 NL  .790 (2nd)
1932 NL  .729 (8th)
1933 NL  .682 (8th)
1934 NL  .767 (3rd)
1936 NL  .781 (3rd)
1937 NL  .702 (8th)
Career  .699 (76th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1928 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  174 (114th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1934 NL  15 (8th)
1935 NL  15 (7th)
1938 NL  16 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1926 NL  9.3 (8th)
1929 NL  15.0 (4th)
1930 NL  11.1 (10th)
1932 NL  9.9 (8th)
1934 NL  10.2 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1927 NL  44.5 (3rd)
1928 NL  37.6 (4th)
1930 NL  32.7 (2nd)
1931 NL  26.6 (7th)
1932 NL  26.3 (6th)
1933 NL  30.9 (6th)
1934 NL  25.0 (8th)
1939 NL  25.6 (9th)
Career  25.2 (55th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1932 NL  424 (10th)
1933 NL  451 (7th)
1938 NL  473 (2nd)
Career  6,608 (82nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1943 NL  18.24 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.2 (10th)
1943 NL  2.2 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 NL  1.2 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1943 NL  1.9 (8th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  133 (2nd)
1927 NL  143 (1st)
1928 NL  131 (2nd)
1929 NL  141 (2nd)
1930 NL  136 (4th)
1931 NL  137 (2nd)
1932 NL  146 (3rd)
1933 NL  154 (1st)
1934 NL  145 (2nd)
1935 NL  136 (4th)
1936 NL  145 (3rd)
1937 NL  150 (2nd)
1938 NL  147 (1st)
1939 NL  106 (3rd)
Career  2,251 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  299 (2nd)
1927 NL  326 (1st)
1928 NL  299 (2nd)
1929 NL  329 (2nd)
1930 NL  327 (2nd)
1931 NL  336 (1st)
1932 NL  345 (3rd)
1933 NL  346 (1st)
1934 NL  323 (2nd)
1935 NL  283 (3rd)
1936 NL  324 (1st)
1937 NL  271 (4th)
1938 NL  284 (2nd)
1939 NL  206 (3rd)
Career  4,807 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  19 (4th)
1927 NL  20 (2nd)
1928 NL  14 (3rd)
1929 NL  15 (2nd)
1931 NL  27 (1st)
1932 NL  12 (3rd)
1933 NL  16 (2nd)
1934 NL  15 (2nd)
1935 NL  13 (5th)
1936 NL  15 (4th)
1937 NL  16 (3rd)
1938 NL  11 (3rd)
1939 NL  12 (3rd)
Career  238 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  8 (3rd)
1927 NL  7 (5th)
1928 NL  8 (4th)
1930 NL  14 (2nd)
1931 NL  9 (4th)
1932 NL  10 (4th)
1933 NL  7 (4th)
1936 NL  14 (2nd)
1937 NL  9 (2nd)
1938 NL  7 (2nd)
1939 NL  5 (4th)
1942 NL  5 (2nd)
1943 NL  5 (5th)
Career  131 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  5 (5th)
1929 NL  4 (4th)
1930 NL  4 (5th)
1931 NL  9 (1st)
1932 NL  3 (5th)
1933 NL  2 (5th)
1936 NL  7 (1st)
1937 NL  3 (3rd)
1939 NL  4 (2nd)
1941 NL  3 (2nd)
1942 NL  3 (2nd)
Career  55 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  143 (5th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  154 (1st)
1934 NL  145 (5th)
1937 NL  150 (3rd)
1938 NL  147 (3rd)
Career  2,288 (22nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  346 (5th)
Career  4,872 (28th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1926 NL  21 (3rd)
1927 NL  20 (4th)
1928 NL  14 (5th)
1929 NL  15 (5th)
1931 NL  28 (1st)
1933 NL  16 (4th)
1934 NL  15 (4th)
1937 NL  16 (4th)
Career  241 (25th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1930 NL  15 (4th)
1936 NL  14 (2nd)
1937 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1929 NL  5 (4th)
1930 NL  4 (5th)
1931 NL  8 (1st)
1936 NL  7 (1st)
1937 NL  3 (4th)
1939 NL  4 (2nd)
1941 NL  3 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (5th)
Career  53 (26th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  2.39 (1st)
1927 NL  2.42 (1st)
1928 NL  2.39 (3rd)
1929 NL  2.44 (3rd)
1930 NL  2.47 (4th)
1931 NL  2.65 (1st)
1932 NL  2.45 (2nd)
1933 NL  2.35 (3rd)
1934 NL  2.33 (2nd)
1935 NL  2.18 (4th)
1936 NL  2.34 (1st)
1937 NL  1.91 (5th)
1938 NL  2.01 (2nd)
1939 NL  2.06 (3rd)
Career  2.24 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  .975 (2nd)
1927 NL  .980 (1st)
1928 NL  .975 (2nd)
1929 NL  .986 (1st)
1930 NL  .960 (5th)
1931 NL  .976 (1st)
1932 NL  .973 (2nd)
1933 NL  .981 (4th)
1934 NL  .985 (1st)
1935 NL  .983 (2nd)
1937 NL  .970 (5th)
1938 NL  .977 (3rd)
1939 NL  .978 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1926 NL  .976 (4th)
1927 NL  .980 (4th)
1929 NL  .986 (3rd)
1934 NL  .985 (3rd)
1935 NL  .983 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1940 NL  born 1903-04-16 (8th)
1941 NL  born 1903-04-16 (7th)
1942 NL  born 1903-04-16 (3rd)
1943 NL  born 1903-04-16 (4th)
1944 AL  born 1903-04-16 (4th)
1944 NL  born 1903-04-16 (4th)
1945 AL  born 1903-04-16 (3rd)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 37 (42), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 194 (47), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 252 (22), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 61 (30), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (11th), 72.8 career WAR/42.2 7yr-peak WAR/57.5 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1932 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $13,750 ? Contract at HOF
1933 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $15,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
1934 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $13,500 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
1936 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $14,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
1938 35 Pittsburgh Pirates $16,500 ? Contract at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$72,750
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.

Name Translations

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German: Paul Waner Statistik
Spanish: Paul Waner Estadísticas
French: Paul Waner statistiques
Japanese: ポール・ウェイナー 統計
Polish: Paul Waner Statystyki

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