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Skeeter Webb

James Laverne Webb

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 4, 1909 in Meridian, MS
School: University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1932 (Age 22.259)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/Indians/Athletics/Cardinals 1932-1948

Final Game: August 31, 1948 (Age 38.301)
Died: July 8, 1986 in Meridian, MS
Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS
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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
1932 22 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1938 28 CLE AL 20 66 58 11 16 2 0 0 2 1 0 8 7 .276 .364 .310 .674 72 18 0 0 6/54
1939 29 CLE AL 81 293 269 28 71 14 1 2 26 1 1 15 24 .264 .305 .346 .651 68 93 6 1 7 6
1940 30 CHW AL 84 371 334 33 79 11 2 1 29 3 6 30 33 .237 .299 .290 .590 53 97 4 0 5 4/65
1941 31 CHW AL 29 88 84 7 16 2 0 0 6 1 0 3 9 .190 .227 .214 .442 18 18 1 1 0 4/65
1942 32 CHW AL 32 101 94 5 16 2 1 0 4 1 2 4 13 .170 .204 .213 .417 19 20 1 0 3 4
1943 33 CHW AL 58 223 213 15 50 5 2 0 22 5 4 6 19 .235 .256 .277 .533 56 59 4 0 4 4
1944 34 CHW AL 139 540 513 44 108 19 6 0 30 7 3 20 39 .211 .242 .271 .513 47 139 10 1 6 *6/4
1945 35 DET AL 118 449 407 43 81 12 2 0 21 8 7 30 35 .199 .254 .238 .492 39 97 9 0 12 *64
1946 36 DET AL 64 181 169 12 37 1 1 0 17 3 3 9 18 .219 .258 .237 .495 35 40 5 0 3 4/6
1947 37 DET AL 50 89 79 13 16 3 0 0 6 3 0 7 9 .203 .267 .241 .508 39 19 0 0 3 4/6
1948 38 PHA AL 23 55 54 5 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .148 .148 .185 .333 -12 10 2 0 1 /46
12 Yrs 699 2456 2274 216 498 73 15 3 166 33 26 132 215 .219 .263 .268 .531 46 610 42 3 44
162 Game Avg. 162 569 527 50 115 17 3 1 38 8 31 50 .219 .263 .268 .531 46 141 1 10
CHW (5 yrs) 342 1323 1238 104 269 39 11 1 91 17 15 63 113 .217 .256 .269 .525 46 333 20 2 18
DET (3 yrs) 232 719 655 68 134 16 3 0 44 14 10 46 62 .205 .257 .238 .495 38 156 14 0 18
CLE (2 yrs) 101 359 327 39 87 16 1 2 28 2 1 23 31 .266 .316 .339 .656 69 111 6 1 7
STL (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 23 55 54 5 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .148 .148 .185 .333 -12 10 2 0 1
AL (11 yrs) 698 2456 2274 216 498 73 15 3 166 33 26 132 215 .219 .263 .268 .531 46 610 42 3 44
NL (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1932 22 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
1938 28 CLE AL 20 66 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .487 .498 0.1 -0.1 2 $5,000 6/54
1939 29 CLE AL 81 293 -13 -0 0 -6 5 -14 -1.3 10 -4 -0.3 .484 .492 0.2 -0.1 2 $5,000 6
1940 30 CHW AL 84 371 -23 -2 0 4 3 -17 -1.7 12 -4 -0.5 .480 .490 -0.9 0.7 -8 $5,500 4/65
1941 31 CHW AL 29 88 -10 0 0 -1 1 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .468 .494 -0.6 0.0 -5 $6,000 4/65
1942 32 CHW AL 32 101 -10 -0 0 1 1 -8 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .471 .494 -0.8 0.2 -6 $6,000 4
1943 33 CHW AL 58 223 -11 -0 0 1 3 -8 -1.0 6 -2 -0.3 .484 .494 -0.4 0.4 -3 $5,000 4
1944 34 CHW AL 139 540 -33 0 0 5 9 -18 -2.1 16 -3 -0.5 .485 .487 -1.1 1.6 -8 $6,000 *6/4
1945 35 DET AL 118 449 -31 -1 0 9 7 -15 -1.9 13 -2 -0.5 .485 .489 -1.5 1.8 -11 $8,100 *64
1946 36 DET AL 64 181 -14 -0 0 3 3 -9 -1.0 6 -3 -0.5 .484 .494 -0.8 0.6 -6 $8,000 4/6
1947 37 DET AL 50 89 -6 1 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .493 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 $8,000 4/6
1948 38 PHA AL 23 55 -9 0 -0 1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .470 .496 -0.6 0.2 -6 /46
12 Seasons 699 2456 -163 -1 -0 16 36 -112 -12.1 76 -37 -4.6 .483 .491 -6.6 5.8 -52 $62,600
CHW (5 yrs) 342 1323 -87 -2 0 10 17 -61 -6.6 40 -21 -2.6 .481 .490 -3.7 3.0 -31 $28,500
DET (3 yrs) 232 719 -52 -0 0 13 12 -28 -3.3 21 -6 -1.1 .486 .492 -2.6 2.7 -19 $24,100
CLE (2 yrs) 101 359 -15 0 0 -8 6 -17 -1.5 13 -4 -0.4 .484 .493 0.3 -0.2 4 $10,000
STL (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHA (1 yr) 23 55 -9 0 -0 1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .470 .496 -0.6 0.2 -6

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
1945 ❍ 35 DET AL WS CHC W 7 29 27 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .185 .241 .185 .427 5 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 29 27 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .185 .241 .185 .427 5 0 0 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
1932 STL NL 22 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
1938 CLE AL 28 SS 13 12 9 55 25 28 2 7 .964 4.08 .953 5.17
1938 CLE AL 28 3B 3 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.67 .940 3.13
1938 CLE AL 28 2B 2 1 1 5 2 1 2 0 .600 1.50 .968 5.50
1939 CLE AL 29 SS 81 79 60 395 165 203 27 40 .932 4.54 .950 5.16
1940 CHW AL 30 2B 74 73 67 384 143 229 12 44 .969 5.03 .969 5.39
1940 CHW AL 30 SS 7 5 5 28 9 18 1 2 .964 3.86 .949 4.84
1940 CHW AL 30 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1941 CHW AL 31 2B 18 12 12 100 45 49 6 12 .940 5.22 .967 5.47
1941 CHW AL 31 SS 5 2 2 19 5 11 3 1 .842 3.20 .948 4.96
1941 CHW AL 31 3B 3 2 2 10 5 4 1 0 .900 3.00 .947 3.27
1942 CHW AL 32 2B 29 26 26 155 62 87 6 14 .961 5.14 .969 5.62
1943 CHW AL 33 2B 54 52 51 301 118 169 14 35 .953 5.31 .969 5.57
1944 CHW AL 34 SS 135 134 127 702 202 461 39 81 .944 4.91 .947 5.29
1944 CHW AL 34 2B 5 5 4 38 19 19 0 7 1.000 7.60 .967 5.60
1945 DET AL 35 SS 104 99 86 583 215 343 25 71 .957 5.37 .951 5.28
1945 DET AL 35 2B 11 8 8 55 30 25 0 8 1.000 5.00 .970 5.62
1946 DET AL 36 2B 50 41 36 247 97 143 7 28 .972 4.80 .970 5.54
1946 DET AL 36 SS 8 0 0 20 8 12 0 2 1.000 2.50 .954 4.97
1947 DET AL 37 2B 30 21 16 127 52 74 1 9 .992 4.20 .978 5.46
1947 DET AL 37 SS 6 0 0 5 0 4 1 1 .800 0.67 .964 5.13
1948 PHA AL 38 2B 9 3 3 26 12 14 0 7 1.000 2.89 .976 5.62
1948 PHA AL 38 SS 8 8 8 42 12 28 2 5 .952 5.00 .964 5.18
10 Seasons SS 368 339 297 1849 641 1108 100 210 .946 4.75 .950 5.23
10 Seasons 2B 282 242 224 1438 580 810 48 164 .967 4.93 .970 5.51
3 Seasons 3B 7 3 3 15 7 7 1 0 .933 2.00 .945 3.20
12 Seasons TOT 657 584 524 3302 1228 1925 149 374 .955 4.80 .958 5.33
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1940 AL  0.7 (8th)
1944 AL  1.6 (4th)
1945 AL  1.8 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1945 AL  7 (9th)

Assistss c a p y
1944 AL  480 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1944 AL  39 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  135 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  461 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  27 (4th)
1944 AL  39 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  81 (4th)
1945 AL  71 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  4.54 (5th)
1945 AL  5.37 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  .944 (4th)
1945 AL  .957 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1948 AL  born 1909-11-04 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Second Base (1165th), -4.6 career WAR/-1.7 7yr-peak WAR/-3.1 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
1938 28 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 29 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 30 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 31 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 32 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 33 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 34 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 35 Detroit Tigers $8,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 36 Detroit Tigers $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 37 Detroit Tigers $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$62,600
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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Name and misspellings: James Laverne Skeeter Webb

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