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Johnny Watwood

John Clifford Watwood (Lefty)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: August 17, 1905 in Alexander City, AL
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1929 (Age 23.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox/Phillies 1929-1939

Final Game: May 29, 1939 (Age 33.285)
Died: March 1, 1980 in Goodwater, AL
Buried: Hillview Memorial Park, Alexander City, AL
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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
1929 23 CHW AL 85 308 278 33 84 12 6 2 28 6 3 22 21 .302 .355 .410 .766 98 114 1 7 O89/7
1930 24 CHW AL 133 496 427 75 129 25 4 2 51 5 7 52 35 .302 .382 .393 .775 100 168 3 14 3O89/7
1931 25 CHW AL 128 434 367 51 104 16 6 1 47 9 3 56 30 .283 .380 .368 .748 102 135 1 10 O89/37
1932 26 TOT AL 108 345 315 31 81 13 0 0 30 7 4 21 14 .257 .306 .298 .604 61 94 1 7 O8937
1932 26 CHW AL 13 58 49 5 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .306 .333 .347 .680 82 17 1 2 O9/78
1932 26 BOS AL 95 287 266 26 66 11 0 0 30 7 4 20 11 .248 .301 .289 .590 57 77 0 5 O839/7
1933 27 BOS AL 13 34 30 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .133 .212 .133 .345 -8 4 0 0 /O79
1939 33 PHI NL 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 1 0 0 0 /3
6 Yrs 469 1623 1423 192 403 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .283 .356 .363 .718 89 516 0 6 38
162 Game Avg. 162 561 492 66 139 23 6 2 55 9 53 36 .283 .356 .363 .718 89 178 2 13
CHW (4 yrs) 359 1296 1121 164 332 55 16 5 126 20 13 131 89 .296 .373 .387 .760 100 434 6 33
BOS (2 yrs) 108 321 296 28 70 11 0 0 32 7 4 23 14 .236 .292 .274 .565 51 81 0 5
PHI (1 yr) 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 1 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
NL (1 yr) 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 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
1929 23 CHW AL 85 308 -1 1 0 1 -2 -1 -0.1 12 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.9 -0.1 9 $3,600 O89/7
1930 24 CHW AL 133 496 4 -2 0 -1 -4 -3 -0.3 19 16 1.6 .498 .498 1.6 -0.5 17 $4,500 3O89/7
1931 25 CHW AL 128 434 5 1 0 3 -3 6 0.6 16 22 2.2 .505 .504 1.9 0.1 19 $6,000 O89/37
1932 26 CHW AL 13 58 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .487 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $6,000 O9/78
1932 26 BOS AL 95 287 -15 0 0 -2 -2 -19 -1.8 11 -8 -0.8 .481 .489 -0.6 -0.4 -6 O839/7
1933 27 BOS AL 13 34 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $5,500 /O79
1939 33 PHI NL 2 6 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
6 Seasons 469 1623 -14 0 0 1 -13 -25 -2.4 61 36 3.6 .495 .498 3.4 -1.0 35 $25,600
CHW (4 yrs) 359 1296 7 0 0 3 -10 0 0.0 49 49 4.8 .500 .500 4.4 -0.6 46 $20,100
BOS (2 yrs) 108 321 -20 0 0 -2 -3 -24 -2.3 12 -12 -1.2 .479 .490 -1.0 -0.4 -10 $5,500
PHI (1 yr) 2 6 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -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 Awards
1929 CHW AL 23 OF 77 76 65 207 188 7 12 2 .942 2.53 .966 2.42
1929 CHW AL 23 CF 57 55 50 162 149 4 9 1 .944 2.68 .970 2.89
1929 CHW AL 23 RF 20 20 15 40 36 3 1 1 .975 1.95 .963 1.97
1929 CHW AL 23 LF 1 1 0 6 4 0 2 0 .667 4.00 .963 2.40
1930 CHW AL 24 1B 62 62 61 638 590 41 7 59 .989 10.18 .989 10.00
1930 CHW AL 24 OF 52 41 37 126 117 5 4 0 .968 2.35 .965 2.32
1930 CHW AL 24 CF 38 38 34 112 105 4 3 0 .973 2.87 .966 2.84
1930 CHW AL 24 RF 15 3 3 14 12 1 1 0 .929 0.87 .961 1.96
1930 CHW AL 24 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1931 CHW AL 25 OF 102 92 86 288 259 13 16 2 .944 2.67 .969 2.38
1931 CHW AL 25 CF 75 66 61 212 193 9 10 2 .953 2.69 .975 2.83
1931 CHW AL 25 RF 25 22 21 64 57 4 3 0 .953 2.44 .964 2.11
1931 CHW AL 25 1B 4 2 1 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 4.75 .991 10.02
1931 CHW AL 25 LF 4 4 4 12 9 0 3 0 .750 2.25 .966 2.20
1932 TOT AL 26 OF 59 54 49 135 124 4 7 0 .948 2.17 .967 2.42
1932 TOT AL 26 CF 27 25 21 79 72 2 5 0 .937 2.74 .971 2.94
1932 TOT AL 26 RF 26 21 20 43 40 1 2 0 .953 1.58 .963 2.10
1932 TOT AL 26 LF 10 8 8 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.30 .964 2.21
1932 CHW AL 26 OF 13 13 12 25 23 1 1 0 .960 1.85 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 26 RF 11 8 8 19 18 0 1 0 .947 1.64 .963 2.10
1932 CHW AL 26 LF 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .963 2.20
1932 CHW AL 26 CF 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .970 2.95
1932 BOS AL 26 OF 46 41 37 110 101 3 6 0 .945 2.26 .967 2.42
1932 BOS AL 26 CF 25 23 20 76 69 2 5 0 .934 2.84 .971 2.94
1932 BOS AL 26 1B 18 18 17 172 149 16 7 17 .959 9.17 .989 10.12
1932 BOS AL 26 RF 15 13 12 24 22 1 1 0 .958 1.53 .963 2.10
1932 BOS AL 26 LF 7 5 5 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.43 .964 2.21
1933 BOS AL 27 OF 9 7 7 20 19 0 1 0 .950 2.11 .970 2.37
1933 BOS AL 27 LF 5 5 5 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 .971 2.28
1933 BOS AL 27 RF 4 2 2 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.75 .962 2.10
1939 PHI NL 33 1B 2 2 1 15 14 0 1 0 .933 7.00 .989 10.25
5 Seasons OF 299 270 244 776 707 29 40 4 .948 2.46 .967 2.39
4 Seasons CF 197 184 166 565 519 19 27 3 .952 2.73 .971 2.86
5 Seasons RF 90 68 61 169 152 9 8 1 .953 1.79 .963 2.05
4 Seasons 1B 86 84 80 844 771 58 15 77 .982 9.64 .989 10.03
5 Seasons LF 21 18 17 43 37 1 5 0 .884 1.81 .966 2.23
6 Seasons TOT 385 354 324 1620 1478 87 55 81 .966 4.06 .979 4.10
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  10 (7th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  9 (4th)
1931 AL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  16 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  2.67 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1977), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (348th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1929 23 Chicago White Sox $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 24 Chicago White Sox $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 25 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 26 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/BOS
1933 27 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,600
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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