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Dick West

Richard Thomas West

Positions: Catcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 24, 1915 in Louisville, KY
High School: DuPont Manual HS (Louisville, KY)
School: Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 28, 1938 (Age 22.308)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Reds 1938-1943

Final Game: May 9, 1943 (Age 27.166)
Died: March 13, 1996 in Fort Wayne, IN
Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1938 22 CIN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1939 23 CIN NL 8 21 19 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 4 .211 .250 .211 .461 24 4 0 0 1 /7O2
1940 24 CIN NL 7 28 28 4 11 2 0 1 6 1 0 2 .393 .393 .571 .964 162 16 0 0 0 /2
1941 25 CIN NL 67 181 172 15 37 5 2 1 17 4 6 23 .215 .246 .285 .531 49 49 3 1 2 2
1942 26 CIN NL 33 85 79 9 14 3 0 1 8 1 5 13 .177 .226 .253 .479 40 20 0 0 1 2/7O
1943 27 CIN NL 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 119 316 299 30 66 10 2 3 35 6 12 42 .221 .253 .298 .551 55 89 3 1 4
162 Game Avg. 162 430 407 41 90 14 3 4 48 8 16 57 .221 .253 .298 .551 55 121 4 1 5

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
1938 22 CIN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1939 23 CIN NL 8 21 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .469 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /7O2
1940 24 CIN NL 7 28 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .535 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /2
1941 25 CIN NL 67 181 -12 0 0 -1 2 -11 -1.2 6 -5 -0.6 .482 .493 -0.5 0.0 -4 2
1942 26 CIN NL 33 85 -6 -0 0 0 0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.4 0.0 -3 2/7O
1943 27 CIN NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
6 Seasons 119 316 -18 0 0 -1 2 -17 -1.9 11 -6 -0.8 .484 .495 -0.7 0.0 -5

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 CIN NL 23 LF 5 4 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .974 2.16
1939 CIN NL 23 OF 5 4 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .976 2.32
1939 CIN NL 23 C 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 4.80 0 0 0
1940 CIN NL 24 C 7 5 5 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .978 5.00 0 0 7 1 13% 45% 0
1941 CIN NL 25 C 64 38 35 237 209 21 7 3 .970 3.59 .983 5.04 4 1 21 10 32% 46% 0
1942 CIN NL 26 C 17 14 13 89 75 13 1 1 .989 5.18 .979 4.95 2 0 11 7 39% 46% 0
1942 CIN NL 26 LF 6 5 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.83 .983 2.30
1942 CIN NL 26 OF 6 5 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.83 .981 2.33
4 Seasons C 89 58 54 349 305 36 8 4 .977 3.83 .982 5.02 6 1 39 18 32% 46% 0
2 Seasons LF 11 9 8 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.82 .979 2.24
2 Seasons OF 11 9 8 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.82 .978 2.33
6 Seasons TOT 100 67 62 369 325 36 8 4 .978 3.61 .981 4.72 6 1 39 18 32% 46% 0
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

  • July 26, 1938: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from Baltimore (International).
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: Richard Dick Thomas West

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