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Pinky Whitney

Arthur Carter Whitney

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 2, 1905 in San Antonio, TX
High School: Brackenbridge HS (San Antonio, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1928 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Braves/Bees 1928-1939

Final Game: September 5, 1939 (Age 34)
Died: September 1, 1987 in Center, TX
Buried: Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #819. Marco Scutaro… #820. Chief Meyers… #821. Rick Dempsey… #822. PINKY WHITNEY… #823. Solly Hemus… #824. Rube Bressler… #825. Wes Parker… 

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
1928 23 PHI NL 151 636 585 73 176 35 4 10 103 3 36 30 .301 .342 .426 .768 95 249 1 14 *5 MVP-18
1929 24 PHI NL 154 697 612 89 200 43 14 8 115 7 61 35 .327 .390 .482 .872 110 295 2 22 *5 MVP-20
1930 25 PHI NL 149 660 606 87 207 41 5 8 117 3 40 41 .342 .383 .465 .849 98 282 1 15 *5
1931 26 PHI NL 130 541 501 64 144 36 5 9 74 6 30 38 .287 .331 .433 .765 98 217 3 7 *5
1932 27 PHI NL 154 677 624 93 186 33 11 13 124 6 35 66 .298 .335 .449 .784 99 280 0 19 *5/4
1933 28 TOT NL 131 547 503 54 126 21 2 11 68 3 33 31 .250 .299 .366 .665 92 184 20 2 8 *54
1933 28 PHI NL 31 132 121 12 32 4 0 3 19 1 8 8 .264 .310 .372 .682 85 45 8 0 3 5
1933 28 BSN NL 100 415 382 42 94 17 2 8 49 2 25 23 .246 .296 .364 .660 94 139 12 2 5 54
1934 29 BSN NL 146 597 563 58 146 26 2 12 79 7 25 54 .259 .294 .377 .671 85 212 14 3 6 *54/6
1935 30 BSN NL 126 491 458 41 125 23 4 4 60 2 24 36 .273 .312 .367 .679 89 168 13 2 7 54
1936 31 TOT NL 124 507 451 45 128 17 3 6 64 2 39 37 .284 .343 .375 .718 87 169 14 2 15 *5/4 AS
1936 31 BSN NL 10 43 40 1 7 0 0 0 5 0 2 4 .175 .233 .175 .408 14 7 2 1 0 5
1936 31 PHI NL 114 464 411 44 121 17 3 6 59 2 37 33 .294 .354 .394 .748 93 162 12 1 15 *5/4
1937 32 PHI NL 138 541 487 56 166 19 4 8 79 6 43 44 .341 .395 .446 .841 121 217 19 1 11 *5 MVP-13
1938 33 PHI NL 102 332 300 27 83 9 1 3 38 0 27 22 .277 .336 .343 .680 87 103 11 0 5 5/34
1939 34 PHI NL 34 88 75 9 14 0 1 1 6 0 7 4 .187 .256 .253 .509 41 19 3 0 6 3/45
12 Yrs 1539 6314 5765 696 1701 303 56 93 927 45 400 438 .295 .343 .415 .758 97 2395 94 17 135
162 Game Avg. 162 665 607 73 179 32 6 10 98 5 42 46 .295 .343 .415 .758 97 252 2 14
PHI (10 yrs) 1157 4768 4322 554 1329 237 48 69 734 34 324 321 .307 .357 .432 .789 100 1869 53 9 117
BSN (4 yrs) 382 1546 1443 142 372 66 8 24 193 11 76 117 .258 .299 .365 .663 86 526 41 8 18

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
1928 23 PHI NL 151 636 -5 0 0 -7 5 -7 -0.8 20 13 1.2 .495 .496 2.0 -0.3 20 *5 MVP-18
1929 24 PHI NL 154 697 11 -1 0 4 4 18 1.6 21 39 3.7 .511 .510 3.4 0.8 35 *5 MVP-20
1930 25 PHI NL 149 660 -0 0 0 -3 4 1 0.1 20 21 2.1 .501 .501 2.4 0.1 24 *5
1931 26 PHI NL 130 541 -2 -0 0 -8 3 -8 -0.9 17 9 0.9 .494 .495 1.8 -0.6 17 *5
1932 27 PHI NL 154 677 -2 -0 0 -4 3 -3 -0.4 20 17 1.8 .498 .498 2.2 -0.1 21 *5/4
1933 28 PHI NL 31 132 -2 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.2 0.1 2 5
1933 28 BSN NL 100 415 -2 -0 0 9 2 10 1.0 13 22 2.4 .511 .507 1.4 1.2 13 54
1934 29 BSN NL 146 597 -11 -0 0 5 4 -3 -0.4 18 15 1.5 .498 .498 1.0 0.9 10 *54/6
1935 30 BSN NL 126 491 -5 0 0 -7 3 -9 -0.9 15 6 0.6 .493 .494 1.3 -0.3 13 54
1936 31 BSN NL 10 43 -4 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .448 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 5 AS
1936 31 PHI NL 114 464 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 15 14 1.5 .499 .499 1.4 0.2 14 *5/4 AS
1937 32 PHI NL 138 541 15 -1 0 -3 2 14 1.3 18 32 3.2 .510 .509 3.5 -0.1 35 *5 MVP-13
1938 33 PHI NL 102 332 -4 0 0 -5 1 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.2 .492 .495 0.8 -0.5 8 5/34
1939 34 PHI NL 34 88 -6 0 0 2 -0 -4 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .487 .497 -0.4 0.2 -3 3/45
12 Seasons 1539 6314 -22 -2 0 -18 34 -8 -1.6 196 188 18.8 .499 .500 20.8 1.4 206
PHI (10 yrs) 1157 4768 1 -1 0 -24 25 0 -0.8 148 149 14.5 .500 .500 17.3 -0.3 173
BSN (4 yrs) 382 1546 -23 -0 0 6 9 -8 -0.8 48 40 4.2 .498 .499 3.4 1.7 34

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
1928 PHI NL 23 3B 149 148 147 486 171 293 22 27 .955 3.11 .943 3.06 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 24 3B 154 154 154 518 168 333 17 29 .967 3.25 .953 2.88 MVP-20
1930 PHI NL 25 3B 148 148 148 517 186 313 18 29 .965 3.37 .950 2.85
1931 PHI NL 26 3B 128 128 127 367 131 217 19 21 .948 2.72 .944 2.85
1932 PHI NL 27 3B 151 149 148 472 177 276 19 31 .960 3.00 .945 2.88
1932 PHI NL 27 2B 5 4 3 36 17 17 2 5 .944 6.80 .969 5.78
1933 TOT NL 28 3B 115 113 111 353 107 235 11 21 .969 2.97 .949 3.00
1933 PHI NL 28 3B 30 30 30 81 30 48 3 6 .963 2.60 .949 3.00
1933 BSN NL 28 3B 85 83 81 272 77 187 8 15 .971 3.11 .949 3.00
1933 BSN NL 28 2B 18 17 14 92 39 53 0 8 1.000 5.11 .968 5.80
1934 BSN NL 29 3B 111 110 106 343 105 227 11 11 .968 2.99 .945 2.96
1934 BSN NL 29 2B 36 34 34 187 65 116 6 19 .968 5.03 .965 5.88
1934 BSN NL 29 SS 2 2 1 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .950 5.35
1935 BSN NL 30 3B 74 74 68 237 83 144 10 8 .958 3.07 .941 2.86
1935 BSN NL 30 2B 49 47 46 281 113 161 7 17 .975 5.59 .963 5.76
1936 TOT NL 31 3B 121 117 110 367 121 230 16 17 .956 2.90 .947 2.67 AS
1936 BSN NL 31 3B 10 10 9 34 15 18 1 2 .971 3.30 .947 2.67
1936 PHI NL 31 3B 111 107 101 333 106 212 15 15 .955 2.86 .947 2.67
1936 PHI NL 31 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.90 AS
1937 PHI NL 32 3B 130 125 118 381 136 238 7 17 .982 2.88 .954 2.87 MVP-13
1938 PHI NL 33 3B 75 69 67 213 68 131 14 8 .934 2.65 .945 3.03
1938 PHI NL 33 1B 4 3 3 31 29 2 0 6 1.000 7.75 .992 10.48
1938 PHI NL 33 2B 2 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .968 5.75
1939 PHI NL 34 1B 12 11 10 107 96 10 1 11 .991 8.83 .989 10.24
1939 PHI NL 34 2B 8 4 3 25 8 17 0 2 1.000 3.13 .968 5.69
1939 PHI NL 34 3B 2 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.50 .942 3.00
12 Seasons 3B 1358 1336 1305 4259 1455 2640 164 219 .961 3.02 .947 2.90
7 Seasons 2B 119 106 100 626 246 365 15 51 .976 5.13 .965 5.80
2 Seasons 1B 16 14 13 138 125 12 1 17 .993 8.56 .990 10.30
1 Season SS 2 2 1 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .950 5.35
12 Seasons TOT 1495 1458 1419 5027 1828 3019 180 288 .964 3.24 .951 3.21
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))
1928 NL (18, 4%)
1929 NL (20, 3%)
1937 NL (13, 16%)
0.23 Career Shares (705th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1933 NL  1.3 (6th)
1934 NL  0.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1937 NL  .341 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1937 NL  .395 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1928 NL  151 (9th)
1929 NL  154 (2nd)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1934 NL  146 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1929 NL  612 (8th)
1932 NL  624 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1929 NL  697 (8th)
1932 NL  677 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  207 (9th)
1937 NL  166 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1932 NL  280 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1929 NL  43 (6th)
1930 NL  41 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1929 NL  14 (4th)
1932 NL  11 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1933 NL  11 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1928 NL  103 (7th)
1929 NL  115 (10th)
1932 NL  124 (3rd)
1937 NL  79 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1932 NL  66 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1929 NL  135 (9th)
1930 NL  153 (4th)
1932 NL  129 (10th)
1937 NL  135 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1937 NL  86 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1932 NL  57 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1929 NL  22 (5th)
1932 NL  19 (5th)
1936 NL  15 (7th)
1937 NL  11 (7th)
Career  135 (222nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1933 NL  20 (5th)
1937 NL  19 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1934 NL  8.8 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1928 NL  423 (10th)
1929 NL  434 (7th)
1932 NL  457 (4th)
1934 NL  437 (8th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  149 (3rd)
1929 NL  154 (1st)
1930 NL  148 (2nd)
1931 NL  128 (5th)
1932 NL  151 (1st)
1934 NL  111 (1st)
1936 NL  121 (4th)
1937 NL  130 (2nd)
Career  1,358 (57th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  171 (3rd)
1929 NL  168 (1st)
1930 NL  186 (1st)
1931 NL  131 (3rd)
1932 NL  177 (1st)
1933 NL  107 (5th)
1934 NL  105 (2nd)
1936 NL  121 (4th)
1937 NL  136 (2nd)
Career  1,455 (42nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  293 (4th)
1929 NL  333 (1st)
1930 NL  313 (1st)
1931 NL  217 (5th)
1932 NL  276 (1st)
1933 NL  235 (5th)
1934 NL  227 (1st)
1936 NL  230 (2nd)
1937 NL  238 (2nd)
Career  2,640 (55th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  22 (5th)
1929 NL  17 (4th)
1931 NL  19 (4th)
1932 NL  19 (4th)
1936 NL  16 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  27 (3rd)
1929 NL  29 (1st)
1930 NL  29 (1st)
1931 NL  21 (5th)
1932 NL  31 (1st)
1933 NL  21 (1st)
1934 NL  11 (4th)
1936 NL  17 (2nd)
1937 NL  17 (3rd)
Career  219 (62nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  3.11 (4th)
1929 NL  3.25 (1st)
1930 NL  3.37 (1st)
1931 NL  2.72 (5th)
1932 NL  3.00 (3rd)
1933 NL  2.97 (3rd)
1934 NL  2.99 (1st)
1936 NL  2.90 (1st)
1937 NL  2.88 (3rd)
Career  3.02 (82nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1928 NL  .955 (2nd)
1929 NL  .967 (2nd)
1930 NL  .965 (2nd)
1931 NL  .948 (2nd)
1932 NL  .960 (1st)
1933 NL  .969 (2nd)
1934 NL  .968 (1st)
1936 NL  .956 (3rd)
1937 NL  .982 (1st)
Career  .961 (47th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 42 (604), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 39 (494), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (119th), 18.8 career WAR/16.1 7yr-peak WAR/17.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Arthur Carter Pinky Whitney

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