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Aaron Ward

Aaron Lee Ward

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: August 28, 1896 in Booneville, AR
Schools: Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR), Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 14, 1917 (Age 20.351)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/WhiteSox/Indians 1917-1928

Final Game: June 7, 1928 (Age 31.284)
Died: January 30, 1961 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: St. Louis Cemetery #3, New Orleans, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1335. Earl Smith… #1336. Jimmie Hall… #1337. Stephen Drew… #1338. AARON WARD… #1339. Don Demeter… #1340. Corey Patterson… #1341. Tony Bernazard… 

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
1917 20 NYY AL 8 27 26 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .115 .148 .115 .264 -20 3 0 0 /6
1918 21 NYY AL 20 36 32 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 7 .125 .176 .156 .333 -1 5 0 2 6/8O4
1919 22 NYY AL 27 39 34 5 7 2 0 0 2 0 5 6 .206 .308 .265 .572 61 9 0 1 /35649
1920 23 NYY AL 127 551 496 62 127 18 7 11 54 7 5 33 84 .256 .304 .387 .691 79 192 1 17 *56
1921 24 NYY AL 153 634 556 77 170 30 10 5 75 6 8 42 68 .306 .363 .423 .786 98 235 8 29 *45
1922 25 NYY AL 154 641 558 69 149 19 5 7 68 6 4 45 64 .267 .328 .357 .685 77 199 6 32 *4/5
1923 26 NYY AL 152 642 567 79 161 26 11 10 82 8 8 56 65 .284 .351 .422 .773 101 239 3 14 *4
1924 27 NYY AL 120 476 400 42 101 13 10 8 66 1 4 40 45 .253 .324 .395 .719 85 158 2 23 *4/6
1925 28 NYY AL 125 502 439 41 108 22 3 4 38 1 4 49 49 .246 .326 .337 .663 70 148 3 9 *45
1926 29 NYY AL 22 34 31 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 .323 .364 .387 .751 97 12 0 1 /45
1927 30 CHW AL 145 550 463 75 125 25 8 5 56 6 5 63 56 .270 .360 .391 .751 96 181 2 23 *4/5
1928 31 CLE AL 6 11 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111 .200 .111 .311 -17 1 0 1 /564
12 Yrs 1059 4143 3611 457 966 158 54 50 446 36 38 339 457 .268 .335 .383 .717 85 1382 25 152
162 Game Avg. 162 634 552 70 148 24 8 8 68 6 52 70 .268 .335 .383 .717 85 211 4 23
NYY (10 yrs) 908 3582 3139 382 840 133 46 45 390 30 33 275 399 .268 .331 .382 .713 84 1200 23 128
CLE (1 yr) 6 11 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111 .200 .111 .311 -17 1 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 145 550 463 75 125 25 8 5 56 6 5 63 56 .270 .360 .391 .751 96 181 2 23

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
1917 20 NYY AL 8 27 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .439 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $1,200 /6
1918 21 NYY AL 20 36 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .479 .497 -0.3 0.1 -2 6/8O4
1919 22 NYY AL 27 39 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 0 -0.0 .494 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,600 /35649
1920 23 NYY AL 127 551 -19 1 0 11 5 -2 -0.2 21 18 1.8 .498 .499 0.7 1.6 7 $3,000 *56
1921 24 NYY AL 153 634 -3 -1 0 12 4 12 1.2 24 36 3.5 .507 .507 2.3 1.6 24 $5,000 *45
1922 25 NYY AL 154 641 -20 1 0 9 5 -6 -0.7 24 18 1.8 .496 .496 0.9 1.3 9 $7,000 *4/5
1923 26 NYY AL 152 642 -1 -0 0 16 5 20 1.9 24 44 4.4 .513 .512 2.8 2.1 28 $7,000 *4
1924 27 NYY AL 120 476 -12 -1 0 2 4 -7 -0.6 18 11 1.2 .495 .496 0.9 0.6 9 $10,000 *4/6
1925 28 NYY AL 125 502 -21 -0 0 -6 4 -23 -2.2 19 -4 -0.3 .482 .486 0.2 -0.2 2 $10,000 *45
1926 29 NYY AL 22 34 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $8,000 /45
1927 30 CHW AL 145 550 -2 -0 0 -3 5 -1 -0.1 21 20 2.0 .499 .499 2.2 0.2 23 $8,000 *4/5
1928 31 CLE AL 6 11 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .459 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $8,000 /564
12 Seasons 1059 4143 -89 -1 0 38 33 -19 -2.0 156 137 13.5 .498 .500 9.6 7.1 99 $68,800
NYY (10 yrs) 908 3582 -85 -1 0 42 28 -16 -1.7 135 119 11.7 .498 .500 7.5 7.0 77 $52,800
CLE (1 yr) 6 11 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .459 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $8,000
CHW (1 yr) 145 550 -2 -0 0 -3 5 -1 -0.1 21 20 2.0 .499 .499 2.2 0.2 23 $8,000

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
1921 24 NYY AL WS NYG L 8 31 26 1 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 .231 .276 .231 .507 6 0 0 2 1 0
1922 25 NYY AL WS NYG L 5 17 13 3 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 3 .154 .294 .615 .910 8 0 0 0 1 1
1923 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 25 24 4 10 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 .417 .440 .542 .982 13 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 19 73 63 8 18 0 0 3 9 1 0 6 12 .286 .338 .429 .767 27 0 0 2 2 1
3 WS 19 73 63 8 18 0 0 3 9 1 0 6 12 .286 .338 .429 .767 27 0 0 2 2 1

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 G Awards
1917 NYY AL 20 SS 7 6 6 27 12 13 2 3 .926 3.57 .931 5.09
1918 NYY AL 21 SS 12 4 4 34 12 20 2 4 .941 2.67 .939 5.39
1918 NYY AL 21 CF 4 3 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 .967 2.62
1918 NYY AL 21 OF 4 3 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 .962 2.25
1918 NYY AL 21 2B 3 0 0 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 2.33 .959 5.47
1919 NYY AL 22 1B 5 3 3 40 38 2 0 4 1.000 8.00 .988 10.68
1919 NYY AL 22 3B 3 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.33 .950 3.33
1919 NYY AL 22 SS 2 0 0 12 4 7 1 1 .917 5.50 .942 5.25
1919 NYY AL 22 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 5.40
1919 NYY AL 22 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90
1920 NYY AL 23 3B 114 111 110 451 132 303 16 23 .965 3.82 .946 3.59
1920 NYY AL 23 SS 12 12 11 80 37 41 2 12 .975 6.50 .944 5.21
1921 NYY AL 24 2B 124 125 119 699 260 412 27 72 .961 5.42 .956 5.55
1921 NYY AL 24 3B 33 28 27 131 44 84 3 2 .977 3.88 .952 3.41
1922 NYY AL 25 2B 152 152 146 870 358 489 23 77 .974 5.57 .966 5.70
1922 NYY AL 25 3B 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.50 .950 3.45
1923 NYY AL 26 2B 152 152 145 898 387 493 18 86 .980 5.79 .965 5.68
1924 NYY AL 27 2B 120 120 105 707 303 385 19 60 .973 5.73 .966 5.76
1924 NYY AL 27 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.10
1925 NYY AL 28 2B 113 112 106 583 246 317 20 57 .966 4.98 .962 5.76
1925 NYY AL 28 3B 10 10 9 37 18 19 0 2 1.000 3.70 .947 3.21
1926 NYY AL 29 2B 4 2 2 20 13 7 0 0 1.000 5.00 .967 5.62
1926 NYY AL 29 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.40
1927 CHW AL 30 2B 139 136 124 739 275 437 27 66 .963 5.12 .961 5.69
1927 CHW AL 30 3B 6 6 5 21 8 13 0 0 1.000 3.50 .952 3.33
1928 CLE AL 31 3B 3 2 2 11 1 8 2 2 .818 3.00 .951 3.27
1928 CLE AL 31 SS 2 0 0 9 3 4 2 2 .778 3.50 .938 5.10
1928 CLE AL 31 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.70
10 Seasons 2B 809 799 747 4526 1846 2546 134 419 .970 5.43 .963 5.69
8 Seasons 3B 172 160 156 656 203 432 21 30 .968 3.69 .948 3.51
6 Seasons SS 36 22 21 162 68 85 9 22 .944 4.25 .940 5.24
1 Season 1B 5 3 3 40 38 2 0 4 1.000 8.00 .988 10.68
1 Season CF 4 3 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 .967 2.62
1 Season OF 4 3 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 .962 2.25 0-4-1
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90
12 Seasons TOT 1026 987 929 5393 2163 3066 164 475 .970 5.10 .961 5.32 0-4-1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1920 AL  1.6 (4th)
1921 AL  1.6 (2nd)
1922 AL  1.3 (4th)
1923 AL  2.1 (1st)

Games Played s c a p y
1921 AL  153 (8th)
1922 AL  154 (4th)
1923 AL  152 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1923 AL  11 (9th)
1924 AL  10 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1920 AL  11 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1920 AL  84 (1st)
1921 AL  68 (5th)
1922 AL  64 (4th)
1923 AL  65 (3rd)
1924 AL  45 (7th)
1925 AL  49 (10th)
1927 AL  56 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1921 AL  8 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1921 AL  29 (9th)
1922 AL  32 (5th)
1927 AL  23 (8th)
Career  152 (168th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1920 AL  45.1 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1922 AL  445 (9th)

Assistss c a p y
1921 AL  496 (3rd)
1923 AL  493 (3rd)
1927 AL  450 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1921 AL  124 (5th)
1922 AL  152 (5th)
1923 AL  152 (1st)
1924 AL  120 (4th)
1925 AL  113 (5th)
1927 AL  139 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1922 AL  358 (5th)
1923 AL  387 (2nd)
1924 AL  303 (5th)
1927 AL  275 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1921 AL  412 (4th)
1922 AL  489 (1st)
1923 AL  493 (1st)
1924 AL  385 (4th)
1927 AL  437 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1924 AL  19 (5th)
1927 AL  27 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1921 AL  72 (5th)
1923 AL  86 (2nd)
1924 AL  60 (5th)
1927 AL  66 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  114 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  132 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  303 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  16 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  23 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1921 AL  5.42 (4th)
1922 AL  5.57 (3rd)
1923 AL  5.79 (3rd)
1924 AL  5.73 (5th)
Career  5.43 (63rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1921 AL  .961 (3rd)
1922 AL  .974 (2nd)
1923 AL  .980 (1st)
1924 AL  .973 (2nd)
1925 AL  .966 (5th)
1927 AL  .963 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  3.82 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  .965 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1917 AL  born 1896-08-28 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1047), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1001), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (146th), 13.5 career WAR/14.7 7yr-peak WAR/14.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1917 20 New York Yankees $1,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1919 22 New York Yankees $1,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1920 23 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 24 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 25 New York Yankees $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 26 New York Yankees $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 27 New York Yankees $10,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Contract at HOF:10000.00,
1925 28 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 29 New York Yankees $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 30 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 31 Cleveland Indians $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$68,800
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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Name and misspellings: Aaron Aaron aron arron Lee Ward

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