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George Bostic Whitted

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: February 4, 1890 in Durham, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1912 (Age 22.225)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/Cardinals/Braves/Robins 1912-1922

Final Game: April 23, 1922 (Age 32.078)
Died: October 15, 1962 in Wilmington, NC
Buried: Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 25, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1633. Wally Gerber… #1634. Ryan Doumit… #1635. Jim Rivera… #1636. POSSUM WHITTED… #1637. Bill Gleason… #1638. Paul Sorrento… #1639. Tommy Clarke… 

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
1912 22 STL NL 12 51 46 7 12 3 0 0 7 1 3 5 .261 .306 .326 .632 74 15 0 2 5
1913 23 STL NL 123 450 404 44 89 10 5 0 38 9 16 31 44 .220 .282 .270 .552 59 109 4 11 O65/43
1914 24 TOT NL 86 291 249 39 61 12 4 2 32 11 18 21 .245 .304 .349 .653 91 87 3 21 O849/5736
1914 24 STL NL 20 33 31 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .129 .129 .161 .290 -13 5 0 2 /5O794
1914 24 BSN NL 66 258 218 36 57 11 4 2 31 10 18 18 .261 .326 .376 .703 105 82 3 19 O849/3576
1915 25 PHI NL 128 506 448 46 126 17 3 1 43 24 15 29 47 .281 .328 .339 .667 100 152 2 28 *O87/3
1916 26 PHI NL 147 577 526 68 148 20 12 6 68 29 17 19 46 .281 .309 .399 .708 113 210 2 30 *7O3
1917 27 PHI NL 149 610 553 69 155 24 9 3 70 10 30 56 .280 .317 .373 .690 108 206 0 28 *O73/54
1918 28 PHI NL 24 90 86 7 21 4 0 0 3 4 4 10 .244 .278 .291 .568 68 25 0 0 7O/3
1919 29 TOT NL 113 451 420 47 123 21 8 3 53 12 20 24 .293 .327 .402 .729 113 169 1 11 7O34/5
1919 29 PHI NL 78 308 289 32 72 14 1 3 32 5 14 20 .249 .284 .336 .619 81 97 0 6 7O4/3
1919 29 PIT NL 35 143 131 15 51 7 7 0 21 7 6 4 .389 .420 .550 .970 186 72 1 5 3/57O
1920 30 PIT NL 134 557 494 53 129 11 12 1 74 11 11 35 36 .261 .314 .338 .652 85 167 3 23 *53/7O
1921 31 PIT NL 108 456 403 60 114 23 7 7 63 5 10 26 21 .283 .328 .427 .755 97 172 1 26 O97/38
1922 32 BRO NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
11 Yrs 1025 4040 3630 440 978 145 60 23 451 116 69 215 310 .269 .313 .361 .675 96 1312 16 180
162 Game Avg. 162 639 574 70 155 23 9 4 71 18 34 49 .269 .313 .361 .675 96 207 3 28
PHI (5 yrs) 526 2091 1902 222 522 79 25 13 216 72 32 96 179 .274 .311 .363 .673 101 690 4 92
PIT (3 yrs) 277 1156 1028 128 294 41 26 8 158 23 21 67 61 .286 .333 .400 .733 102 411 5 54
STL (3 yrs) 155 534 481 54 105 14 5 0 46 11 16 34 52 .218 .276 .268 .544 57 129 4 15
BSN (1 yr) 66 258 218 36 57 11 4 2 31 10 18 18 .261 .326 .376 .703 105 82 3 19
BRO (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
1912 22 STL NL 12 51 -2 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 0.0 -0.2 0 5
1913 23 STL NL 123 450 -20 -3 0 0 1 -22 -2.4 14 -8 -1.0 .481 .485 -1.0 0.2 -8 O65/43
1914 24 STL NL 20 33 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .476 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 /5O794
1914 24 BSN NL 66 258 1 -0 0 1 -1 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.8 -0.1 8 O849/3576
1915 25 PHI NL 128 506 -0 1 0 6 -5 2 0.1 16 18 1.9 .502 .502 1.2 0.1 12 *O87/3
1916 26 PHI NL 147 577 7 1 0 5 -8 5 0.6 18 23 2.5 .504 .504 1.9 -0.3 18 *7O3
1917 27 PHI NL 149 610 4 -1 0 3 -7 -1 -0.2 19 18 1.8 .499 .499 1.4 -0.6 15 *O73/54
1918 28 PHI NL 24 90 -3 0 0 2 -1 -2 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 7O/3
1919 29 PHI NL 78 308 -6 -0 0 -5 -2 -14 -1.8 10 -4 -0.7 .479 .490 -0.1 -0.9 1 7O4/3
1919 29 PIT NL 35 143 12 -0 0 4 -1 15 1.8 4 20 2.2 .551 .511 1.8 0.3 16 3/57O
1920 30 PIT NL 134 557 -9 -0 0 -3 4 -9 -1.1 17 8 0.8 .492 .494 1.1 0.0 11 *53/7O
1921 31 PIT NL 108 456 -2 -2 0 10 -5 1 0.0 14 15 1.5 .501 .500 0.5 0.4 5 O97/38
1922 32 BRO NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
11 Seasons 1025 4040 -22 -4 0 21 -26 -31 -4.0 125 94 9.2 .497 .498 7.1 -0.9 73
PHI (5 yrs) 526 2091 1 1 0 11 -23 -10 -1.4 64 55 5.4 .498 .500 4.2 -1.6 44
PIT (3 yrs) 277 1156 1 -2 0 11 -3 7 0.6 36 43 4.5 .503 .498 3.5 0.8 31
STL (3 yrs) 155 534 -25 -3 0 -2 2 -29 -3.2 16 -12 -1.6 .479 .488 -1.3 -0.0 -10
BSN (1 yr) 66 258 1 -0 0 1 -1 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.8 -0.1 8
BRO (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1914 ❍ 24 BSN NL WS PHA W 4 17 14 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 .214 .353 .357 .710 5 0 0 0
1915 25 PHI NL WS BOS L 5 17 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .067 .125 .067 .192 1 0 1 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 34 29 2 4 0 1 0 3 2 4 1 .138 .242 .207 .449 6 0 1 0
2 WS 9 34 29 2 4 0 1 0 3 2 4 1 .138 .242 .207 .449 6 0 1 0

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 G Awards
1912 STL NL 22 3B 12 42 19 17 6 1 .857 3.00 .935 3.15
1913 STL NL 23 OF 41 90 84 5 1 0 .989 2.17 .960 2.21 20-3-18
1913 STL NL 23 SS 38 218 78 124 16 16 .927 5.32 .937 5.33
1913 STL NL 23 3B 22 87 28 53 6 9 .931 3.68 .935 3.12
1913 STL NL 23 2B 7 37 9 24 4 0 .892 4.71 .955 5.27
1913 STL NL 23 1B 2 27 26 1 0 2 1.000 13.50 .986 10.40
1914 TOT NL 24 OF 41 37 31 92 84 4 4 1 .957 2.15 .957 2.13
1914 TOT NL 24 2B 16 13 12 90 39 45 6 4 .933 5.25 .949 5.21
1914 TOT NL 24 RF 12 10 6 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1.17 .958 1.82
1914 TOT NL 24 3B 9 8 8 26 9 15 2 2 .923 2.67 .931 3.20
1914 TOT NL 24 LF 6 3 3 13 12 0 1 0 .923 2.00 .956 2.17
1914 STL NL 24 3B 5 5 5 18 6 10 2 1 .889 3.20 .931 3.20
1914 STL NL 24 OF 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.13
1914 STL NL 24 LF 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.15
1914 STL NL 24 RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
1914 STL NL 24 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
1914 BSN NL 24 OF 38 37 31 91 84 4 3 1 .967 2.32 .957 2.13
1914 BSN NL 24 CF 25 24 22 64 58 4 2 1 .969 2.48 .958 2.42
1914 BSN NL 24 2B 15 13 12 90 39 45 6 4 .933 5.60 .949 5.21
1914 BSN NL 24 RF 10 10 6 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1.40 .958 1.82
1914 BSN NL 24 1B 4 3 3 36 30 5 1 3 .972 8.75 .988 10.60
1914 BSN NL 24 3B 4 3 3 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 2.00 .931 3.20
1914 BSN NL 24 LF 4 3 3 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .956 2.17
1914 BSN NL 24 SS 3 1 1 9 5 2 2 0 .778 2.33 .924 5.37
1915 PHI NL 25 OF 119 119 119 279 266 7 6 2 .978 2.29 .959 2.12
1915 PHI NL 25 CF 67 67 67 169 161 4 4 0 .976 2.46 .961 2.47
1915 PHI NL 25 LF 52 52 52 110 105 3 2 1 .982 2.08 .962 2.18
1915 PHI NL 25 1B 7 7 7 91 73 14 4 3 .956 12.43 .990 10.61
1916 PHI NL 26 LF 136 136 124 309 285 13 11 5 .964 2.19 .963 2.14
1916 PHI NL 26 OF 136 136 124 309 285 13 11 3 .964 2.19 .967 2.15
1916 PHI NL 26 1B 16 8 8 104 98 3 3 5 .971 6.31 .987 10.80
1917 PHI NL 27 OF 141 139 129 301 275 19 7 0 .977 2.09 .963 2.20
1917 PHI NL 27 LF 140 139 129 299 273 19 7 2 .977 2.09 .963 2.17
1917 PHI NL 27 1B 10 0 0 22 21 1 0 1 1.000 2.20 .988 10.92
1917 PHI NL 27 3B 7 7 7 25 10 13 2 1 .920 3.29 .942 3.24
1917 PHI NL 27 2B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 5.30
1918 PHI NL 28 LF 22 22 20 56 52 3 1 2 .982 2.50 .965 2.22
1918 PHI NL 28 OF 22 22 20 56 52 3 1 2 .982 2.50 .962 2.26
1918 PHI NL 28 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 11.20
1919 TOT NL 29 LF 48 48 46 112 98 9 5 0 .955 2.23 .966 2.21
1919 TOT NL 29 OF 48 48 46 112 98 9 5 0 .955 2.23 .964 2.26
1919 TOT NL 29 1B 35 34 30 351 320 27 4 28 .989 9.91 .988 11.24
1919 PHI NL 29 LF 47 47 45 111 97 9 5 0 .955 2.26 .966 2.21
1919 PHI NL 29 OF 47 47 45 111 97 9 5 0 .955 2.26 .964 2.26
1919 PHI NL 29 2B 26 24 22 141 72 65 4 7 .972 5.27 .960 5.43
1919 PHI NL 29 1B 2 1 0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 .988 11.25
1919 PIT NL 29 1B 33 33 30 342 311 27 4 28 .988 10.24 .988 11.24
1919 PIT NL 29 3B 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .945 3.25
1919 PIT NL 29 LF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1919 PIT NL 29 OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
1920 PIT NL 30 3B 125 124 119 411 166 229 16 16 .961 3.16 .947 3.16
1920 PIT NL 30 1B 10 8 7 102 97 5 0 8 1.000 10.20 .990 11.09
1920 PIT NL 30 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1920 PIT NL 30 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1921 PIT NL 31 OF 102 100 94 259 247 9 3 6 .988 2.51 .965 2.40
1921 PIT NL 31 RF 87 86 80 224 214 7 3 2 .987 2.54 .964 2.08
1921 PIT NL 31 LF 14 13 13 35 33 2 0 1 1.000 2.50 .963 2.35
1921 PIT NL 31 1B 7 4 4 33 29 4 0 4 1.000 4.71 .990 10.79
1921 PIT NL 31 CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
9 Seasons OF 651 601 563 1498 1391 69 38 14 .975 2.24 .963 2.21 439-96-117
8 Seasons (incomplete) LF 419 413 387 934 858 49 27 11 .971 2.16 .963 2.17
6 Seasons 3B 177 140 135 593 233 328 32 29 .946 3.17 .943 3.16
2 Seasons (incomplete) RF 99 96 86 239 228 7 4 2 .983 2.37 .964 2.05
3 Seasons (incomplete) CF 93 92 90 233 219 8 6 1 .974 2.44 .960 2.46
9 Seasons 1B 92 64 59 766 694 60 12 54 .984 8.20 .988 10.98
4 Seasons 2B 50 37 34 270 120 136 14 11 .948 5.12 .956 5.34
2 Seasons SS 41 1 1 227 83 126 18 16 .921 5.10 .937 5.33
11 Seasons TOT 1011 843 792 3354 2521 719 114 124 .966 3.20 .963 3.46 439-96-117
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Doubles s c a p y
1917 NL  24 (10th)
1919 NL  21 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1916 NL  12 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1916 NL  68 (9th)
1917 NL  70 (6th)
1920 NL  74 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1916 NL  29 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1915 NL  28 (5th)
1916 NL  30 (4th)
1917 NL  28 (2nd)
1921 NL  26 (6th)
Career  180 (106th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1916 NL  9.9 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1917 NL  426 (7th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  166 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  16 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  136 (4th)
1917 NL  140 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  285 (3rd)
1917 NL  273 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  13 (4th)
1917 NL  19 (1st)
1919 NL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  11 (3rd)
1917 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  5 (1st)
1918 NL  2 (3rd)
Career  11 (79th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  87 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  214 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  2 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1916 NL  11 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1921 NL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  3.16 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  .961 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  2.19 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 NL  .964 (3rd)
1917 NL  .977 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  2.54 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1915 NL  .978 (4th)
1917 NL  .977 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 19 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2301), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1825), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (211th), 9.2 career WAR/10.4 7yr-peak WAR/9.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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