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Frank Welch

Frank Tiguer Welch (Bugger)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 10, 1897 in Birmingham, AL (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1919 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox 1919-1927

Final Game: August 13, 1927 (Age 30)
Died: July 25, 1957 in Birmingham, AL
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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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
1919 21 PHA AL 15 62 54 5 9 1 1 2 7 0 7 10 .167 .262 .333 .596 66 18 0 1 8O
1920 22 PHA AL 100 397 360 43 93 17 5 4 40 2 9 26 41 .258 .312 .367 .679 79 132 2 8 O89
1921 23 PHA AL 115 454 403 48 115 18 6 7 45 6 0 34 43 .285 .347 .412 .759 93 166 4 14 *O8/79
1922 24 PHA AL 114 433 375 43 97 17 3 11 49 3 4 40 40 .259 .335 .408 .743 91 153 3 14 *O9/87
1923 25 PHA AL 125 491 421 56 125 19 9 4 55 1 4 48 40 .297 .374 .413 .788 106 174 4 17 *O9/7
1924 26 PHA AL 94 342 293 47 85 13 2 5 31 2 3 35 27 .290 .372 .399 .771 98 117 3 14 O9/8
1925 27 PHA AL 85 251 202 40 56 5 4 4 41 2 1 29 14 .277 .373 .401 .774 91 81 2 18 O9
1926 28 PHA AL 75 213 174 26 49 8 1 4 23 2 5 26 9 .282 .381 .408 .789 102 71 2 11 O79/8
1927 29 BOS AL 15 34 28 2 5 2 0 0 4 0 2 5 1 .179 .303 .250 .553 47 7 0 1 /O9
9 Yrs 738 2677 2310 310 634 100 31 41 295 18 28 250 225 .274 .350 .398 .748 93 919 20 98
162 Game Avg. 162 588 507 68 139 22 7 9 65 4 55 49 .274 .350 .398 .748 93 202 4 22
PHA (8 yrs) 723 2643 2282 308 629 98 31 41 291 18 26 245 224 .276 .351 .400 .751 94 912 20 97
BOS (1 yr) 15 34 28 2 5 2 0 0 4 0 2 5 1 .179 .303 .250 .553 47 7 0 1

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
1919 21 PHA AL 15 62 -2 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .480 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -0 8O
1920 22 PHA AL 100 397 -12 -2 0 -8 -3 -25 -2.5 15 -10 -1.1 .475 .484 -0.3 -1.1 -2 $1,800 O89
1921 23 PHA AL 115 454 -5 2 0 -2 -3 -8 -0.7 17 9 0.9 .493 .495 1.1 -0.4 11 $3,000 *O8/79
1922 24 PHA AL 114 433 -6 -0 0 0 -5 -11 -1.2 16 6 0.5 .491 .493 0.6 -0.5 6 $4,000 *O9/87
1923 25 PHA AL 125 491 4 -1 0 8 -5 6 0.6 18 25 2.5 .505 .504 1.7 0.2 17 $4,000 *O9/7
1924 26 PHA AL 94 342 -0 -0 0 -2 -3 -6 -0.5 13 7 0.7 .494 .496 0.9 -0.5 9 $6,000 O9/8
1925 27 PHA AL 85 251 -3 1 0 -2 -3 -7 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .493 .496 0.5 -0.4 5 $6,000 O9
1926 28 PHA AL 75 213 1 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .496 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 $6,000 O79/8
1927 29 BOS AL 15 34 -2 -1 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $4,200 /O9
9 Seasons 738 2677 -24 -3 0 -7 -25 -59 -5.9 101 41 4.1 .492 .496 4.8 -3.1 48 $35,000
PHA (8 yrs) 723 2643 -22 -2 0 -7 -25 -56 -5.6 100 43 4.3 .492 .496 4.9 -3.1 50 $30,800
BOS (1 yr) 15 34 -2 -1 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $4,200

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
1919 PHA AL 21 CF 15 15 15 43 37 2 4 0 .907 2.60 .961 2.64
1919 PHA AL 21 OF 15 15 15 44 38 2 4 0 .909 2.67 .958 2.26
1920 PHA AL 22 OF 97 96 94 222 194 14 14 4 .937 2.14 .962 2.25
1920 PHA AL 22 CF 68 67 66 163 143 9 11 2 .933 2.24 .966 2.55
1920 PHA AL 22 RF 29 29 28 59 51 5 3 2 .949 1.93 .958 1.91
1921 PHA AL 23 OF 104 101 97 283 251 16 16 2 .943 2.57 .960 2.33
1921 PHA AL 23 CF 98 97 94 275 244 16 15 2 .945 2.65 .962 2.67
1921 PHA AL 23 LF 4 3 2 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.50 .959 2.38
1921 PHA AL 23 RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.97
1922 PHA AL 24 OF 104 99 98 214 191 12 11 2 .949 1.95 .964 2.31
1922 PHA AL 24 RF 94 91 90 194 173 11 10 2 .948 1.96 .954 1.85
1922 PHA AL 24 CF 6 5 5 13 11 1 1 0 .923 2.00 .968 2.70
1922 PHA AL 24 LF 4 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .969 2.40
1923 PHA AL 25 OF 117 114 113 275 253 13 9 4 .967 2.27 .965 2.38
1923 PHA AL 25 RF 111 109 108 269 247 13 9 4 .967 2.34 .960 2.12
1923 PHA AL 25 LF 5 5 5 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.20 .966 2.36
1924 PHA AL 26 OF 74 73 72 137 120 15 2 2 .985 1.82 .970 2.39
1924 PHA AL 26 RF 71 70 69 140 124 14 2 2 .986 1.94 .968 2.02
1924 PHA AL 26 CF 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .973 2.80
1925 PHA AL 27 OF 57 42 41 94 85 6 3 3 .968 1.60 .965 2.43
1925 PHA AL 27 RF 57 42 41 94 85 6 3 3 .968 1.60 .966 2.08
1926 PHA AL 28 OF 49 39 35 81 75 4 2 1 .975 1.61 .966 2.34
1926 PHA AL 28 LF 28 24 22 49 46 2 1 1 .980 1.71 .965 2.30
1926 PHA AL 28 RF 20 14 12 31 28 2 1 0 .968 1.50 .964 2.00
1926 PHA AL 28 CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .970 2.73
1927 BOS AL 29 OF 6 6 5 12 9 3 0 1 1.000 2.00 .964 2.35
1927 BOS AL 29 RF 6 6 5 12 9 3 0 1 1.000 2.00 .955 1.97
9 Seasons OF 623 585 570 1362 1216 85 61 19 .955 2.09 .964 2.34
8 Seasons RF 391 362 354 800 718 54 28 14 .965 1.97 .961 2.01
6 Seasons CF 193 188 184 498 438 29 31 4 .938 2.42 .963 2.63
4 Seasons LF 41 35 32 72 67 2 3 1 .958 1.68 .965 2.32
9 Seasons TOT 623 585 570 1362 1216 85 61 19 .955 2.09 .964 2.34
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

AB per HR s c a p y
1922 AL  34.1 (7th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  16 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  11 (2nd)
1921 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  2 (5th)
1921 AL  2 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1923 AL  247 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 AL  11 (5th)
1924 AL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  2 (5th)
1922 AL  2 (5th)
1923 AL  4 (4th)
1925 AL  3 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1920 AL  14 (4th)
1921 AL  16 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  2.65 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 AL  1.96 (2nd)
1923 AL  2.34 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1923 AL  .967 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (275th), 4.1 career WAR/5.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 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

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192022Philadelphia Athletics$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192123Philadelphia Athletics$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192224Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192325Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192426Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192527Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192628Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192729Boston Red Sox$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$35,000
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: Frank Bugger Frank frankie Tiguer Welch welsh

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