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Max West

Max Edward West

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: November 28, 1916 in Dexter, MO
High School: Alhambra HS (Alhambra, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1938 (Age 21.142)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bees/Braves/Pirates/Reds 1938-1948

Final Game: October 1, 1948 (Age 31.308)
Died: December 31, 2003 in Sierra Madre, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 23, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1452. Ed Kranepool… #1453. Marty Barrett… #1454. Paul Schaal… #1455. MAX WEST… #1456. Billy Cox… #1457. Dave Nilsson… #1458. Juan Beniquez… 

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
1938 21 BSN NL 123 459 418 47 98 16 5 10 63 5 38 38 .234 .300 .368 .668 91 154 11 1 2 *O79/3
1939 22 BSN NL 130 514 449 67 128 26 6 19 82 1 51 55 .285 .364 .497 .861 137 223 9 5 8 *O987 MVP-23
1940 ★ 23 BSN NL 139 590 524 72 137 27 5 7 72 2 65 54 .261 .344 .372 .716 104 195 4 1 0 O893/7 AS,MVP-26
1941 24 BSN NL 138 560 484 63 134 28 4 12 68 5 72 68 .277 .373 .426 .798 130 206 11 2 2 *O7/89
1942 25 BSN NL 134 526 452 54 115 22 0 16 56 4 68 59 .254 .354 .409 .764 126 185 4 2 3 3O79/8 MVP-27
1946 29 TOT NL 73 236 203 16 43 13 0 5 18 1 32 37 .212 .322 .350 .672 93 71 5 1 0 7/839
1946 29 BSN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /3
1946 29 CIN NL 72 235 202 16 43 13 0 5 18 1 32 36 .213 .323 .351 .675 94 71 5 1 0 O7/89
1948 31 PIT NL 87 174 146 19 26 4 0 8 21 1 27 29 .178 .310 .370 .680 82 54 4 1 0 3O9/7
7 Yrs 824 3059 2676 338 681 136 20 77 380 19 353 340 .254 .344 .407 .751 114 1088 48 13 15
162 Game Avg. 162 601 526 66 134 27 4 15 75 4 69 67 .254 .344 .407 .751 114 214 9 3 3
BSN (6 yrs) 665 2650 2328 303 612 119 20 64 341 17 294 275 .263 .348 .414 .762 118 963 39 11 15
PIT (1 yr) 87 174 146 19 26 4 0 8 21 1 27 29 .178 .310 .370 .680 82 54 4 1 0
CIN (1 yr) 72 235 202 16 43 13 0 5 18 1 32 36 .213 .323 .351 .675 94 71 5 1 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
1938 21 BSN NL 123 459 -4 -0 0 1 -5 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.6 .493 .494 0.5 -0.6 5 *O79/3
1939 22 BSN NL 130 514 23 0 0 10 -5 28 2.8 17 45 4.6 .522 .518 3.6 0.4 35 *O987 MVP-23
1940 ★ 23 BSN NL 139 590 4 0 0 0 -5 -0 -0.1 20 20 2.0 .500 .500 2.0 -0.6 20 O893/7 AS,MVP-26
1941 24 BSN NL 138 560 20 -0 0 3 -6 16 1.6 19 35 3.7 .513 .511 3.3 -0.4 32 *O7/89
1942 25 BSN NL 134 526 15 -0 0 -1 -6 8 0.8 17 24 2.6 .507 .505 2.7 -0.9 26 3O79/8 MVP-27
1946 29 BSN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .467 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /3
1946 29 CIN NL 72 235 -1 -0 0 -1 -3 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.3 .492 .496 0.5 -0.4 5 O7/89
1948 31 PIT NL 87 174 -4 0 1 -1 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .493 .496 0.1 -0.3 2 3O9/7
7 Seasons 824 3059 53 -0 1 11 -32 32 2.8 103 135 13.7 .504 .504 12.8 -2.7 124
BSN (6 yrs) 665 2650 58 -1 0 13 -28 43 4.0 88 131 13.3 .507 .506 12.2 -1.9 118
PIT (1 yr) 87 174 -4 0 1 -1 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .493 .496 0.1 -0.3 2
CIN (1 yr) 72 235 -1 -0 0 -1 -3 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.3 .492 .496 0.5 -0.4 5

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
1938 BSN NL 21 OF 109 99 76 214 205 6 3 2 .986 1.94 .976 2.34
1938 BSN NL 21 LF 72 67 50 143 138 3 2 1 .986 1.96 .971 2.23
1938 BSN NL 21 RF 38 32 26 71 67 3 1 1 .986 1.84 .978 2.08
1938 BSN NL 21 1B 7 7 2 66 63 2 1 2 .985 9.29 .992 10.47
1939 BSN NL 22 OF 124 117 89 303 287 8 8 2 .974 2.38 .975 2.32 MVP-23
1939 BSN NL 22 RF 54 42 41 110 104 3 3 1 .973 1.98 .973 2.12 MVP-23
1939 BSN NL 22 CF 47 40 17 111 103 4 4 1 .964 2.28 .977 2.70 MVP-23
1939 BSN NL 22 LF 44 35 31 82 80 1 1 0 .988 1.84 .974 2.16 MVP-23
1940 BSN NL 23 OF 102 100 80 242 220 16 6 1 .975 2.31 .977 2.32 AS,MVP-26
1940 BSN NL 23 CF 57 55 39 144 135 7 2 1 .986 2.49 .981 2.66 AS,MVP-26
1940 BSN NL 23 RF 50 41 38 91 79 8 4 0 .956 1.74 .973 2.02 AS,MVP-26
1940 BSN NL 23 1B 36 35 33 367 338 24 5 33 .986 10.06 .990 10.47 AS,MVP-26
1940 BSN NL 23 LF 5 4 3 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.40 .974 2.26 AS,MVP-26
1941 BSN NL 24 OF 132 131 117 321 302 13 6 5 .981 2.39 .975 2.31
1941 BSN NL 24 LF 125 121 111 294 278 11 5 3 .983 2.31 .976 2.32
1941 BSN NL 24 CF 5 5 4 17 14 3 0 1 1.000 3.40 .980 2.64
1941 BSN NL 24 RF 5 5 2 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1.60 .968 1.92
1942 BSN NL 25 1B 85 81 74 862 807 47 8 67 .991 10.05 .989 10.18 MVP-27
1942 BSN NL 25 OF 50 46 41 114 106 4 4 0 .965 2.20 .981 2.34 MVP-27
1942 BSN NL 25 LF 36 34 31 78 73 2 3 0 .962 2.08 .983 2.30 MVP-27
1942 BSN NL 25 RF 13 12 10 35 32 2 1 1 .971 2.62 .981 2.07 MVP-27
1942 BSN NL 25 CF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.65 MVP-27
1946 BSN NL 29 1B 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .990 10.00
1946 CIN NL 29 OF 58 55 47 124 112 6 6 3 .952 2.03 .977 2.39
1946 CIN NL 29 LF 55 53 45 116 104 6 6 3 .948 2.00 .975 2.25
1946 CIN NL 29 CF 2 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .979 2.85
1946 CIN NL 29 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1948 PIT NL 31 1B 32 22 19 220 198 20 2 14 .991 6.81 .990 9.61
1948 PIT NL 31 OF 16 6 3 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0.69 .978 2.39
1948 PIT NL 31 RF 13 4 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0.69 .976 2.00
1948 PIT NL 31 LF 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .970 2.30
7 Seasons OF 591 554 453 1329 1243 53 33 13 .975 2.19 .976 2.33
7 Seasons LF 340 316 272 722 681 24 17 7 .976 2.07 .975 2.27
7 Seasons RF 174 136 119 325 299 16 10 3 .969 1.81 .975 2.06
5 Seasons 1B 161 145 128 1518 1409 93 16 116 .989 9.33 .990 10.14
5 Seasons CF 113 102 62 282 262 14 6 3 .979 2.44 .979 2.68
7 Seasons TOT 752 699 581 2847 2652 146 49 129 .983 3.72 .983 4.00
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (23, 1%)
1940 NL (26, 2%)
1942 NL (27, 1%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 NL  4.6 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1939 NL  .497 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1939 NL  .861 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  19 (6th)
1942 NL  16 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1941 NL  72 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1939 NL  55 (8th)
1941 NL  68 (9th)
1942 NL  59 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1939 NL  137 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  23 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1939 NL  2.3 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1939 NL  51 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 NL  5 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1938 NL  6.7 (9th)
1941 NL  7.1 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1939 NL  23.6 (6th)
1942 NL  28.3 (7th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  125 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  278 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  11 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  5 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (4th)
1946 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  1 (5th)
1941 NL  3 (1st)
1946 NL  3 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 NL  1 (4th)
1940 NL  1 (5th)
1941 NL  1 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  8 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  1 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1940 NL  16 (1st)
1941 NL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1939 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1941 NL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1942 NL  10.05 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  2.31 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  .983 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1938 NL  .986 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1916-11-28 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1827), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (165th), 13.7 career WAR/13.7 7yr-peak WAR/13.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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