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Johnny Welaj

John Ludwig Welaj

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 164 lb.

Born: May 27, 1914 in Moss Creek, PA
High School: Bound Brook HS (Bound Brook, NJ) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1939 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Athletics 1939-1943

Final Game: September 27, 1943 (Age 29)
Died: September 13, 2003 in Arlington, TX
Buried: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, TX
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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
1939 25 WSH AL 63 219 201 23 55 11 2 1 33 13 2 13 20 .274 .318 .363 .681 80 73 2 0 5 O987
1940 26 WSH AL 88 242 215 31 55 9 0 3 21 8 7 19 20 .256 .322 .340 .662 77 73 4 2 3 O87/9
1941 27 WSH AL 49 102 96 16 20 4 0 0 5 3 1 6 16 .208 .255 .250 .505 37 24 4 0 0 O7/89
1943 29 PHA AL 93 299 281 45 68 16 1 0 15 12 5 15 17 .242 .280 .306 .586 72 86 5 0 3 O987
4 Yrs 293 862 793 115 198 40 3 4 74 36 15 53 73 .250 .298 .323 .621 71 256 15 2 11
162 Game Avg. 162 477 438 64 109 22 2 2 41 20 8 29 40 .250 .298 .323 .621 71 142 8 1 6
WSH (3 yrs) 200 563 512 70 130 24 2 4 59 24 10 38 56 .254 .308 .332 .640 71 170 10 2 8
PHA (1 yr) 93 299 281 45 68 16 1 0 15 12 5 15 17 .242 .280 .306 .586 72 86 5 0 3

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
1939 25 WSH AL 63 219 -6 2 0 0 -2 -6 -0.5 8 2 0.2 .491 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 $1,800 O987
1940 26 WSH AL 88 242 -6 -1 0 0 -1 -9 -0.8 8 -0 -0.0 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $3,000 O87/9
1941 27 WSH AL 49 102 -9 0 0 0 -1 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .481 .494 -0.6 -0.1 -6 $4,000 O7/89
1943 29 PHA AL 93 299 -9 1 0 0 -2 -11 -1.3 9 -2 -0.4 .486 .492 -0.4 -0.3 -2 $4,000 O987
4 Seasons 293 862 -30 2 0 0 -6 -35 -3.6 28 -6 -0.8 .488 .494 -0.9 -0.6 -6 $12,800
WSH (3 yrs) 200 563 -21 1 0 0 -4 -24 -2.3 20 -4 -0.4 .488 .495 -0.5 -0.3 -4 $8,800
PHA (1 yr) 93 299 -9 1 0 0 -2 -11 -1.3 9 -2 -0.4 .486 .492 -0.4 -0.3 -2 $4,000

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
1939 WSH AL 25 OF 55 46 41 118 113 2 3 1 .975 2.09 .969 2.44
1939 WSH AL 25 RF 26 20 16 49 47 1 1 1 .980 1.85 .962 2.08
1939 WSH AL 25 CF 17 16 15 45 44 1 0 0 1.000 2.65 .977 2.87
1939 WSH AL 25 LF 13 10 10 24 22 0 2 0 .917 1.69 .966 2.38
1940 WSH AL 26 OF 53 48 47 136 132 1 3 0 .978 2.51 .970 2.40
1940 WSH AL 26 CF 35 34 34 102 99 1 2 0 .980 2.86 .976 2.78
1940 WSH AL 26 LF 16 12 12 23 22 0 1 0 .957 1.38 .963 2.32
1940 WSH AL 26 RF 3 2 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 .970 2.07
1941 WSH AL 27 OF 19 17 17 48 47 0 1 0 .979 2.47 .973 2.41
1941 WSH AL 27 LF 13 11 11 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 2.62 .975 2.28
1941 WSH AL 27 CF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .976 2.77
1941 WSH AL 27 RF 3 3 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 2.33 .969 2.13
1943 PHA AL 29 OF 72 61 58 198 187 3 8 0 .960 2.64 .977 2.47
1943 PHA AL 29 RF 32 32 30 83 76 3 4 0 .952 2.47 .973 2.21
1943 PHA AL 29 CF 28 18 17 74 71 0 3 0 .959 2.54 .978 2.78
1943 PHA AL 29 LF 15 11 11 43 42 0 1 0 .977 2.80 .979 2.38
4 Seasons OF 199 172 163 500 479 6 15 1 .970 2.44 .973 2.44
4 Seasons CF 83 71 69 228 221 2 5 0 .978 2.69 .977 2.80
4 Seasons RF 64 57 50 148 138 4 6 1 .959 2.22 .969 2.15
4 Seasons LF 57 44 44 124 120 0 4 0 .968 2.11 .972 2.34
4 Seasons TOT 199 172 163 500 479 6 15 1 .970 2.44 .973 2.44
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

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193925Washington Senators$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194026Washington Senators$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194127Washington Senators$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194329Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,800
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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