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Ted Williams

Theodore Samuel Williams (The Kid, Teddy Ballgame, Splendid Splinter or Thumper)
birth certificate reads Teddy Samuel

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 30, 1918 in San Diego, CA
High School: Herbert Hoover HS (San Diego, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1939 (Age 20.233)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1939-1960

Final Game: September 28, 1960 (Age 42.029)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1966 (282/302 ballots).
   View Ted Williams Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 5, 2002 in Inverness, FL
Cryogenically Frozen
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #3. Stan Musial… #4. Willie Mays… #5. Honus Wagner… #6. TED WILLIAMS… #7. Hank Aaron… #8. Ty Cobb… #9. Joe DiMaggio… 

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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
1939 20 BOS AL 149 675 565 131 185 44 11 31 145 2 1 107 64 .327 .436 .609 1.045 160 344 10 2 3 *O9 MVP-4
1940 ★ 21 BOS AL 144 661 561 134 193 43 14 23 113 4 4 96 54 .344 .442 .594 1.036 161 333 13 3 1 *O79/1 AS,MVP-14
1941 ★ 22 BOS AL 143 606 456 135 185 33 3 37 120 2 4 147 27 .406 .553 .735 1.287 235 335 10 3 0 *O7/9 AS,MVP-2
1942 ★ 23 BOS AL 150 671 522 141 186 34 5 36 137 3 2 145 51 .356 .499 .648 1.147 216 338 12 4 0 *O7/9 AS,MVP-2
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 ★ 27 BOS AL 150 672 514 142 176 37 8 38 123 0 0 156 44 .342 .497 .667 1.164 215 343 12 2 0 *7O AS,MVP-1
1947 ★ 28 BOS AL 156 692 528 125 181 40 9 32 114 0 1 162 47 .343 .499 .634 1.133 205 335 10 2 1 *7O AS,MVP-2
1948 ★ 29 BOS AL 137 638 509 124 188 44 3 25 127 4 0 126 41 .369 .497 .615 1.112 189 313 10 3 0 *7O AS,MVP-3
1949 ★ 30 BOS AL 155 730 566 150 194 39 3 43 159 1 1 162 48 .343 .490 .650 1.141 191 368 22 2 0 *7O AS,MVP-1
1950 ★ 31 BOS AL 89 416 334 82 106 24 1 28 97 3 0 82 21 .317 .452 .647 1.099 168 216 12 0 0 7O AS,MVP-21
1951 ★ 32 BOS AL 148 675 531 109 169 28 4 30 126 1 1 144 45 .318 .464 .556 1.019 164 295 10 0 0 *7O AS,MVP-13
1952 33 BOS AL 6 12 10 2 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 2 .400 .500 .900 1.400 273 9 0 0 0 /7O
1953 ★ 34 BOS AL 37 110 91 17 37 6 0 13 34 0 1 19 10 .407 .509 .901 1.410 268 82 1 0 0 7O AS,MVP-26
1954 ★ 35 BOS AL 117 526 386 93 133 23 1 29 89 0 0 136 32 .345 .513 .635 1.148 201 245 10 1 0 3 *7 AS,MVP-7
1955 ★ 36 BOS AL 98 416 320 77 114 21 3 28 83 2 0 91 24 .356 .496 .703 1.200 209 225 8 2 0 4 17 7 AS,MVP-4
1956 ★ 37 BOS AL 136 503 400 71 138 28 2 24 82 0 0 102 39 .345 .479 .605 1.084 172 242 13 1 0 0 11 *7 AS,MVP-6
1957 ★ 38 BOS AL 132 547 420 96 163 28 1 38 87 0 1 119 43 .388 .526 .731 1.257 233 307 11 5 0 2 33 *7 AS,MVP-2
1958 ★ 39 BOS AL 129 517 411 81 135 23 2 26 85 1 0 98 49 .328 .458 .584 1.042 179 240 19 4 0 4 12 *7 AS,MVP-7
1959 ★ 40 BOS AL 103 331 272 32 69 15 0 10 43 0 0 52 27 .254 .372 .419 .791 114 114 7 2 0 5 6 7 AS,MVP-26
1960 ★ 41 BOS AL 113 390 310 56 98 15 0 29 72 1 1 75 41 .316 .451 .645 1.096 190 200 7 3 0 2 7 7 AS,MVP-13
19 Yrs 2292 9788 7706 1798 2654 525 71 521 1839 24 17 2021 709 .344 .482 .634 1.116 190 4884 197 39 5 20 86
162 Game Avg. 162 692 545 127 188 37 5 37 130 2 1 143 50 .344 .482 .634 1.116 190 345 14 3 0
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

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
1939 20 BOS AL 149 675 54 1 0 2 -7 49 4.5 24 73 6.7 .530 .528 6.5 -0.4 71 $4,500 *O9 MVP-4
1940 ★ 21 BOS AL 144 661 54 -0 0 -2 -7 45 4.3 21 67 6.3 .530 .526 6.4 -0.8 69 $12,000 *O79/1 AS,MVP-14
1941 ★ 22 BOS AL 143 606 101 -1 0 -3 -6 91 8.6 21 112 10.6 .560 .553 10.9 -0.9 115 $18,000 *O7/9 AS,MVP-2
1942 ★ 23 BOS AL 150 671 87 0 0 5 -7 85 8.8 19 104 10.6 .558 .554 10.1 -0.2 99 $30,000 *O7/9 AS,MVP-2
1946 ★ 27 BOS AL 150 672 87 1 0 4 -7 84 8.9 20 104 10.9 .560 .555 10.5 -0.3 100 $40,000 *7O AS,MVP-1
1947 ★ 28 BOS AL 156 692 83 0 0 0 -7 76 7.9 19 95 9.9 .551 .549 9.9 -0.9 95 $65,000 *7O AS,MVP-2
1948 ★ 29 BOS AL 137 638 72 4 1 0 -6 71 6.8 17 88 8.4 .549 .542 8.4 -0.6 88 $65,000 *7O AS,MVP-3
1949 ★ 30 BOS AL 155 730 82 1 -0 -1 -7 75 7.2 20 95 9.1 .547 .545 9.2 -0.8 96 $75,000 *7O AS,MVP-1
1950 ★ 31 BOS AL 89 416 37 0 0 -4 -4 30 2.7 12 42 3.9 .530 .517 4.2 -0.7 46 $90,000 7O AS,MVP-21
1951 ★ 32 BOS AL 148 675 56 0 4 0 -7 54 5.3 20 73 7.2 .536 .533 7.1 -0.7 73 $90,000 *7O AS,MVP-13
1952 33 BOS AL 6 12 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 0 3 0.3 .540 .501 0.3 -0.0 3 $85,000 /7O
1953 ★ 34 BOS AL 37 110 21 -1 0 -3 -1 17 1.6 3 20 2.0 .545 .510 2.3 -0.4 23 $85,000 7O AS,MVP-26
1954 ★ 35 BOS AL 117 526 61 -2 0 4 -5 59 6.2 15 74 7.8 .553 .538 7.4 -0.2 71 $85,000 *7 AS,MVP-7
1955 ★ 36 BOS AL 98 416 51 -0 0 7 -4 55 5.6 13 68 6.9 .557 .534 6.1 0.4 61 $67,500 7 AS,MVP-4
1956 ★ 37 BOS AL 136 503 50 -1 0 1 -4 46 4.6 15 62 6.0 .533 .528 5.9 -0.3 61 $50,000 *7 AS,MVP-6
1957 ★ 38 BOS AL 132 547 83 -1 -1 2 -5 78 8.0 17 94 9.7 .561 .550 9.5 -0.4 92 $50,000 *7 AS,MVP-2
1958 ★ 39 BOS AL 129 517 47 -1 -1 -17 -5 23 2.3 16 39 4.0 .519 .515 5.8 -2.4 56 $60,000 *7 AS,MVP-7
1959 ★ 40 BOS AL 103 331 3 0 0 -11 -3 -11 -1.2 10 -1 -0.2 .489 .493 1.0 -1.6 11 $60,000 7 AS,MVP-26
1960 ★ 41 BOS AL 113 390 38 -0 2 -16 -4 20 1.9 12 32 3.0 .518 .512 4.8 -2.2 47 $60,000 7 AS,MVP-13
19 Seasons 2292 9788 1069 2 6 -32 -96 949 94.1 294 1243 123.1 .541 .535 126.3 -13.3 1276 $1,092,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1946 27 BOS AL WS STL L 7 30 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 .200 .333 .200 .533 5 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 7 30 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 .200 .333 .200 .533 5 0 0 0 0 1

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1940 ★ 21 BOS AL 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 116 1.84 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 AS,MVP-14
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1 Yr 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 116 1.84 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 136 204 68 68 0 0 68 0 0 0 612 116 1.84 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1940 ★ 21 BOS AL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.39 -0.23 0.00 104.0 5.85 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .528 .500 $12,000 AS,MVP-14
1 Season 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.39 -0.23 0.00 104.0 5.85 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .528 .500 $12,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 BOS AL 20 OF 149 149 143 348 318 11 19 3 .945 2.21 .969 2.44 MVP-4
1939 BOS AL 20 RF 149 149 143 348 318 11 19 3 .945 2.21 .962 2.08 MVP-4
1940 BOS AL 21 OF 143 143 134 328 302 13 13 2 .960 2.20 .970 2.40 AS,MVP-14
1940 BOS AL 21 LF 129 128 121 303 278 13 12 2 .960 2.26 .963 2.32 AS,MVP-14
1940 BOS AL 21 RF 15 15 13 25 24 0 1 0 .960 1.60 .970 2.08 AS,MVP-14
1940 BOS AL 21 P 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .955 2.25 2.00 AS,MVP-14
1941 BOS AL 22 OF 133 133 121 284 262 11 11 2 .961 2.05 .973 2.41 AS,MVP-2
1941 BOS AL 22 LF 130 130 119 260 239 11 10 2 .962 1.92 .975 2.28 AS,MVP-2
1941 BOS AL 22 RF 4 3 2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .969 2.12 AS,MVP-2
1942 BOS AL 23 OF 150 150 143 331 312 15 4 4 .988 2.18 .976 2.38 AS,MVP-2
1942 BOS AL 23 LF 149 149 142 328 309 15 4 4 .988 2.17 .974 2.26 AS,MVP-2
1942 BOS AL 23 RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 AS,MVP-2
1946 BOS AL 27 LF 150 150 130 341 323 8 10 2 .971 2.21 .974 2.24 AS,MVP-1
1946 BOS AL 27 OF 150 150 130 342 325 7 10 2 .971 2.21 .977 2.36 AS,MVP-1
1947 BOS AL 28 LF 156 156 149 359 340 10 9 2 .975 2.24 .976 2.31 AS,MVP-2
1947 BOS AL 28 OF 156 156 149 366 347 10 9 2 .975 2.29 .979 2.47 AS,MVP-2
1948 BOS AL 29 LF 134 134 127 303 288 10 5 2 .983 2.22 .975 2.33 AS,MVP-3
1948 BOS AL 29 OF 134 134 127 303 289 9 5 2 .983 2.22 .975 2.51 AS,MVP-3
1949 BOS AL 30 LF 155 155 153 352 334 12 6 3 .983 2.23 .982 2.32 AS,MVP-1
1949 BOS AL 30 OF 155 155 153 355 337 12 6 3 .983 2.25 .980 2.44 AS,MVP-1
1950 BOS AL 31 LF 86 86 86 757.1 173 158 7 8 0 .954 1.96 1.92 .977 2.39 2.35 AS,MVP-21
1950 BOS AL 31 OF 86 86 86 757.1 180 165 7 8 0 .956 2.04 2.00 .979 2.51 2.47 AS,MVP-21
1951 BOS AL 32 LF 147 147 143 1309.2 325 311 10 4 6 .988 2.21 2.18 .973 2.42 2.41 AS,MVP-13
1951 BOS AL 32 OF 147 147 143 1309.2 331 315 12 4 6 .988 2.25 2.22 .977 2.45 2.44 AS,MVP-13
1952 BOS AL 33 LF 2 2 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .980 2.25 2.25
1952 BOS AL 33 OF 2 2 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .980 2.42 2.40
1953 BOS AL 34 LF 26 26 3 176.2 33 31 1 1 1 .970 -3 -20 1.63 1.23 .973 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-26
1953 BOS AL 34 OF 26 26 3 176.2 33 31 1 1 1 .970 -3 -20 1.63 1.23 .981 2.43 2.41 AS,MVP-26
1954 BOS AL 35 LF 115 113 82 963.0 221 212 5 4 0 .982 4 5 2.03 1.89 .977 2.26 2.24 AS,MVP-7
1954 BOS AL 35 OF 115 113 82 963.0 222 213 5 4 0 .982 4 5 2.04 1.90 .979 2.39 2.37 AS,MVP-7
1955 BOS AL 36 LF 93 93 43 730.2 177 170 5 2 0 .989 7 12 2.16 1.88 .980 2.26 2.25 AS,MVP-4
1955 BOS AL 36 OF 93 93 43 730.2 177 170 5 2 0 .989 7 12 2.16 1.88 .982 2.40 2.38 AS,MVP-4
1956 BOS AL 37 OF 110 109 46 859.2 186 174 7 5 2 .973 1 1 1.89 1.65 .979 2.34 2.32 AS,MVP-6
1956 BOS AL 37 LF 109 109 46 859.2 187 175 7 5 2 .973 1 1 1.91 1.67 .977 2.10 2.09 AS,MVP-6
1957 BOS AL 38 LF 125 125 58 988.2 213 210 2 1 0 .995 2 2 1.93 1.70 .980 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-2
1957 BOS AL 38 OF 125 125 58 988.2 218 215 2 1 0 .995 2 2 1.98 1.74 .980 2.24 2.25 AS,MVP-2
1958 BOS AL 39 LF 114 114 56 920.2 162 152 3 7 0 .957 -17 -22 1.52 1.36 .979 2.09 2.07 AS,MVP-7
1958 BOS AL 39 OF 114 114 56 920.2 164 154 3 7 0 .957 -17 -22 1.53 1.38 .982 2.27 2.25 AS,MVP-7
1959 BOS AL 40 LF 76 75 26 549.1 98 91 4 3 0 .969 -11 -25 1.56 1.25 .980 2.06 2.05 AS,MVP-26
1959 BOS AL 40 OF 76 75 26 549.1 101 94 4 3 0 .970 -11 -25 1.61 1.29 .980 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-26
1960 BOS AL 41 OF 87 86 46 676.0 138 131 6 1 1 .993 -16 -28 1.82 1.57 .982 2.25 2.25 AS,MVP-13
1960 BOS AL 41 LF 86 86 46 676.0 136 129 6 1 1 .993 -16 -28 1.80 1.57 .984 2.14 2.13 AS,MVP-13
19 Seasons OF 2151 2146 1690 7947.2 4411 4158 140 113 30 .974 -33 -5 1.95 2.00 .977 2.35 2.38
18 Seasons LF 1982 1978 1531 7947.2 3975 3754 129 92 27 .977 -33 -5 1.92 1.96 .976 2.22 2.25
4 Seasons RF 169 168 159 383 352 11 20 3 .948 2.15 .963 2.08
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .955 2.25 2.00
19 Seasons TOT 2152 2146 1690 7949.2 4413 4158 142 113 30 .974 -33 -5 1.95 2.00 .977 2.35 2.38
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA (93.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1966 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1940 (LF)
1941 (LF)
1942 (LF)
1946 (LF)
1947 (LF)
1948 *
1949 (LF)
1950 (LF)
1951 (LF)
1953
1954 *
1955 (LF)
1956 (LF)
1957 (LF)
1958 *
1959-1 *
1959-2 (LF)
1960-1 *
1960-2 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 AL (4, 38%)
1940 AL (14, 5%)
1941 AL (2, 76%)
1942 AL (2, 74%)
1946 AL (1, 67%)
1947 AL (2, 60%)
1948 AL (3, 51%)
1949 AL (1, 81%)
1950 AL (21, 2%)
1951 AL (13, 10%)
1953 AL (26, 0%)
1954 AL (7, 19%)
1955 AL (4, 43%)
1956 AL (6, 21%)
1957 AL (2, 62%)
1958 AL (7, 26%)
1959 AL (26, 1%)
1960 AL (13, 7%)
2 MVPs
6.43 Career Shares (4th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1939 AL  6.7 (6th)
1940 AL  6.4 (6th)
1941 AL  10.6 (1st)
1942 AL  10.6 (1st)
1946 AL  10.9 (1st)
1947 AL  9.9 (1st)
1948 AL  8.5 (2nd)
1949 AL  9.2 (1st)
1951 AL  7.2 (1st)
1954 AL  7.7 (2nd)
1955 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1956 AL  6.0 (8th)
1957 AL  9.7 (2nd)
Career  123.2 (14th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 AL  6.7 (3rd)
1940 AL  6.3 (3rd)
1941 AL  10.6 (1st)
1942 AL  10.6 (1st)
1946 AL  10.9 (1st)
1947 AL  9.9 (1st)
1948 AL  8.5 (2nd)
1949 AL  9.2 (1st)
1951 AL  7.2 (1st)
1954 AL  7.7 (2nd)
1955 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1956 AL  6.0 (5th)
1957 AL  9.7 (2nd)
Career  123.1 (11th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1939 AL  6.5 (3rd)
1940 AL  6.5 (3rd)
1941 AL  10.9 (1st)
1942 AL  10.1 (1st)
1946 AL  10.5 (1st)
1947 AL  9.9 (1st)
1948 AL  8.4 (1st)
1949 AL  9.3 (1st)
1950 AL  4.2 (8th)
1951 AL  7.1 (1st)
1954 AL  7.3 (1st)
1955 AL  6.1 (3rd)
1956 AL  5.8 (3rd)
1957 AL  9.6 (2nd)
1958 AL  5.8 (3rd)
1960 AL  4.8 (3rd)
Career  126.3 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1939 AL  .327 (7th)
1940 AL  .344 (3rd)
1941 AL  .406 (1st)
1942 AL  .356 (1st)
1946 AL  .342 (2nd)
1947 AL  .343 (1st)
1948 AL  .369 (1st)
1949 AL  .343 (2nd)
1951 AL  .318 (4th)
1954 AL  .345 (2nd)**
1956 AL  .345 (2nd)
1957 AL  .388 (1st)
1958 AL  .328 (1st)
Career  .344 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1939 AL  .436 (6th)
1940 AL  .442 (1st)
1941 AL  .553 (1st)
1942 AL  .499 (1st)
1946 AL  .497 (1st)
1947 AL  .499 (1st)
1948 AL  .497 (1st)
1949 AL  .490 (1st)
1951 AL  .464 (1st)
1954 AL  .513 (1st)**
1956 AL  .479 (1st)
1957 AL  .526 (1st)
1958 AL  .458 (1st)
Career  .482 (1st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1939 AL  .609 (4th)
1940 AL  .594 (3rd)
1941 AL  .735 (1st)
1942 AL  .648 (1st)
1946 AL  .667 (1st)
1947 AL  .634 (1st)
1948 AL  .615 (1st)
1949 AL  .650 (1st)
1951 AL  .556 (1st)
1954 AL  .635 (1st)**
1956 AL  .605 (2nd)
1957 AL  .731 (1st)
1958 AL  .584 (4th)
Career  .634 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1939 AL  1.045 (3rd)
1940 AL  1.036 (3rd)
1941 AL  1.287 (1st)
1942 AL  1.147 (1st)
1946 AL  1.164 (1st)
1947 AL  1.133 (1st)
1948 AL  1.112 (1st)
1949 AL  1.141 (1st)
1951 AL  1.019 (1st)
1954 AL  1.148 (1st)**
1956 AL  1.084 (2nd)
1957 AL  1.257 (1st)
1958 AL  1.042 (1st)
Career  1.116 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 AL  149 (8th)
1946 AL  150 (6th)
1947 AL  156 (2nd)
1949 AL  155 (1st)
1951 AL  148 (6th)
Career  2,292 (112th)

At Bats s c a p y
1939 AL  565 (10th)
Career  7,706 (176th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1939 AL  675 (5th)
1940 AL  661 (9th)
1942 AL  671 (9th)
1946 AL  672 (3rd)
1947 AL  692 (3rd)
1949 AL  730 (1st)
1951 AL  675 (4th)
Career  9,788 (93rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1939 AL  131 (2nd)
1940 AL  134 (1st)
1941 AL  135 (1st)
1942 AL  141 (1st)
1946 AL  142 (1st)
1947 AL  125 (1st)
1948 AL  124 (3rd)
1949 AL  150 (1st)
1951 AL  109 (3rd)
1954 AL  93 (9th)
1957 AL  96 (5th)
Career  1,798 (19th)

Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  185 (5th)
1940 AL  193 (7th)
1941 AL  185 (5th)
1942 AL  186 (3rd)
1946 AL  176 (4th)
1947 AL  181 (3rd)
1948 AL  188 (5th)
1949 AL  194 (2nd)
1951 AL  169 (5th)
1957 AL  163 (9th)
Career  2,654 (73rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1939 AL  344 (1st)
1940 AL  333 (3rd)
1941 AL  335 (3rd)
1942 AL  338 (1st)
1946 AL  343 (1st)
1947 AL  335 (1st)
1948 AL  313 (3rd)
1949 AL  368 (1st)
1951 AL  295 (1st)
1957 AL  307 (3rd)
Career  4,884 (21st)

Doubles s c a p y
1939 AL  44 (2nd)
1940 AL  43 (4th)
1941 AL  33 (9th)
1942 AL  34 (7th)
1946 AL  37 (4th)
1947 AL  40 (2nd)
1948 AL  44 (1st)
1949 AL  39 (1st)
1956 AL  28 (8th)
1957 AL  28 (7th)
Career  525 (41st)

Triples s c a p y
1939 AL  11 (5th)
1940 AL  14 (4th)
1946 AL  8 (8th)
1947 AL  9 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  31 (3rd)
1941 AL  37 (1st)
1942 AL  36 (1st)
1946 AL  38 (2nd)
1947 AL  32 (1st)
1948 AL  25 (6th)
1949 AL  43 (1st)
1950 AL  28 (6th)
1951 AL  30 (2nd)
1954 AL  29 (2nd)
1955 AL  28 (3rd)
1956 AL  24 (10th)
1957 AL  38 (2nd)
1958 AL  26 (8th)
1960 AL  29 (6th)
Career  521 (18th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1939 AL  145 (1st)
1940 AL  113 (5th)
1941 AL  120 (4th)
1942 AL  137 (1st)
1946 AL  123 (2nd)
1947 AL  114 (1st)
1948 AL  127 (3rd)
1949 AL  159 (1st)
1951 AL  126 (2nd)
1954 AL  89 (9th)
1955 AL  83 (10th)
1957 AL  87 (9th)
1958 AL  85 (8th)
Career  1,839 (14th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1939 AL  107 (2nd)
1940 AL  96 (5th)
1941 AL  147 (1st)
1942 AL  145 (1st)
1946 AL  156 (1st)
1947 AL  162 (1st)
1948 AL  126 (1st)
1949 AL  162 (1st)
1951 AL  144 (1st)
1954 AL  136 (1st)
1955 AL  91 (7th)
1956 AL  102 (3rd)
1957 AL  119 (2nd)
1958 AL  98 (3rd)
1960 AL  75 (6th)
Career  2,021 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1939 AL  64 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,537 (183rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1939 AL  160 (3rd)
1940 AL  161 (3rd)
1941 AL  235 (1st)
1942 AL  216 (1st)
1946 AL  215 (1st)
1947 AL  205 (1st)
1948 AL  189 (1st)
1949 AL  191 (1st)
1951 AL  164 (1st)
1954 AL  201 (1st)
1956 AL  172 (2nd)
1957 AL  233 (1st)
1958 AL  179 (3rd)
Career  190 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1939 AL  149 (1st)
1940 AL  145 (2nd)
1941 AL  183 (1st)
1942 AL  168 (1st)
1946 AL  170 (1st)
1947 AL  166 (1st)
1948 AL  156 (1st)
1949 AL  180 (1st)
1951 AL  137 (1st)
1954 AL  126 (1st)
1955 AL  118 (4th)
1956 AL  121 (4th)
1957 AL  167 (2nd)
1958 AL  112 (4th)
1960 AL  95 (6th)
Career  2,382 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  55 (3rd)
1940 AL  55 (2nd)
1941 AL  104 (1st)
1942 AL  93 (1st)
1946 AL  93 (1st)
1947 AL  89 (1st)
1948 AL  75 (1st)
1949 AL  86 (1st)
1950 AL  38 (4th)
1951 AL  58 (1st)
1954 AL  68 (1st)
1955 AL  57 (2nd)
1956 AL  49 (2nd)
1957 AL  89 (2nd)
1958 AL  52 (3rd)
1960 AL  43 (2nd)
Career  1,136 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1939 AL  5.0 (3rd)
1940 AL  5.1 (2nd)
1941 AL  9.8 (1st)
1942 AL  9.3 (1st)
1946 AL  9.3 (1st)
1947 AL  8.9 (1st)
1948 AL  7.2 (1st)
1949 AL  8.2 (1st)
1950 AL  3.5 (4th)
1951 AL  5.6 (1st)
1954 AL  6.7 (1st)
1955 AL  5.5 (2nd)
1956 AL  4.7 (2nd)
1957 AL  8.7 (2nd)
1958 AL  5.2 (3rd)
1960 AL  4.3 (2nd)
Career  110.0 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  86 (1st)
1940 AL  80 (3rd)
1941 AL  73 (3rd)
1942 AL  75 (1st)
1946 AL  83 (1st)
1947 AL  81 (1st)
1948 AL  72 (3rd)
1949 AL  85 (1st)
1951 AL  62 (2nd)
1954 AL  53 (8th)
1955 AL  52 (7th)
1956 AL  54 (8th)
1957 AL  67 (3rd)
1958 AL  51 (8th)
Career  1,117 (16th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1939 AL  294 (2nd)
1940 AL  292 (1st)
1941 AL  335 (1st)
1942 AL  335 (1st)
1946 AL  334 (1st)
1947 AL  345 (1st)
1948 AL  317 (1st)
1949 AL  358 (1st)
1951 AL  313 (1st)
1954 AL  270 (3rd)
1956 AL  241 (10th)
1957 AL  287 (2nd)
1958 AL  237 (6th)
Career  4,714 (12th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1939 AL  .777 (3rd)
1940 AL  .782 (3rd)
1941 AL  .914 (1st)
1942 AL  .890 (1st)
1946 AL  .889 (1st)
1947 AL  .879 (1st)
1948 AL  .862 (1st)
1949 AL  .856 (1st)
1951 AL  .807 (1st)
1954 AL  .881 (1st)
1956 AL  .837 (2nd)
1957 AL  .920 (1st)
1958 AL  .825 (2nd)
Career  .857 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1940 AL  3 (8th)
1941 AL  3 (10th)
1942 AL  4 (7th)
1957 AL  5 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  17 (1st)
1956 AL  11 (1st)
1957 AL  33 (1st)
1958 AL  12 (2nd)
1959 AL  6 (7th)
1960 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  86 (156th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1949 AL  22 (4th)
1958 AL  19 (4th)
Career  197 (100th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1939 AL  18.2 (6th)
1941 AL  12.3 (1st)
1942 AL  14.5 (1st)
1946 AL  13.5 (2nd)
1947 AL  16.5 (1st)
1948 AL  20.4 (5th)
1949 AL  13.2 (1st)
1951 AL  17.7 (2nd)
1954 AL  13.3 (1st)**
1956 AL  16.7 (3rd)
1957 AL  11.1 (1st)
1958 AL  15.8 (7th)
Career  14.8 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  20.71 (4th)
1941 AL  68.68 (2nd)
1942 AL  25.41 (2nd)
1946 AL  13.95 (2nd)
1947 AL  48.10 (1st)
1948 AL  95.67 (1st)
1949 AL  87.11 (1st)
1950 AL  48.48 (2nd)
1951 AL  84.85 (1st)
1954 AL  81.55 (1st)
1955 AL  65.83 (2nd)
1956 AL  59.40 (2nd)
1957 AL  86.24 (2nd)
1958 AL  58.30 (2nd)
1960 AL  44.53 (4th)
Career  925.78 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.0 (8th)
1941 AL  6.1 (2nd)
1942 AL  2.2 (6th)
1946 AL  1.8 (1st)
1947 AL  3.3 (3rd)
1948 AL  7.1 (1st)
1949 AL  7.0 (1st)
1950 AL  2.9 (7th)
1951 AL  6.4 (1st)
1953 AL  2.8 (10th)
1954 AL  6.8 (1st)
1955 AL  6.4 (1st)
1956 AL  4.7 (3rd)
1957 AL  8.4 (2nd)
1958 AL  6.4 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.6 (8th)
Career  78.1 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.1 (9th)
1941 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1942 AL  1.5 (6th)
1946 AL  1.9 (1st)
1947 AL  4.5 (1st)
1948 AL  7.4 (1st)
1949 AL  7.9 (1st)
1950 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1951 AL  6.3 (1st)
1953 AL  2.6 (10th)
1954 AL  6.7 (1st)
1955 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1956 AL  5.1 (2nd)
1957 AL  9.3 (2nd)
1958 AL  5.1 (3rd)
1960 AL  4.4 (3rd)
Career  81.0 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.9 (4th)
1941 AL  6.4 (2nd)
1942 AL  2.6 (2nd)
1946 AL  1.4 (3rd)
1947 AL  4.7 (2nd)
1948 AL  8.9 (1st)
1949 AL  8.0 (1st)
1950 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1951 AL  7.8 (1st)
1954 AL  7.7 (1st)
1955 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1956 AL  5.3 (2nd)
1957 AL  8.2 (2nd)
1958 AL  5.6 (3rd)
1960 AL  4.3 (4th)
Career  86.7 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  129 (3rd)
1941 AL  130 (2nd)
1942 AL  149 (2nd)
1946 AL  150 (1st)
1947 AL  156 (1st)
1948 AL  134 (2nd)
1949 AL  155 (1st)
1951 AL  147 (1st)
1954 AL  115 (3rd)
1956 AL  109 (4th)
1957 AL  125 (4th)
1958 AL  114 (4th)
Career  1,982 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  278 (3rd)
1941 AL  239 (5th)
1942 AL  309 (5th)
1946 AL  323 (1st)
1947 AL  340 (1st)
1948 AL  288 (3rd)
1949 AL  334 (2nd)
1951 AL  311 (3rd)
1954 AL  212 (3rd)
1956 AL  175 (4th)
Career  3,754 (7th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  13 (2nd)
1941 AL  11 (3rd)
1942 AL  15 (2nd)
1946 AL  8 (2nd)
1947 AL  10 (1st)
1948 AL  10 (1st)
1949 AL  12 (1st)
1950 AL  7 (4th)
1951 AL  10 (3rd)
1954 AL  5 (4th)
1956 AL  7 (5th)
1960 AL  6 (5th)
Career  129 (11th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  12 (2nd)
1941 AL  10 (1st)
1946 AL  10 (1st)
1947 AL  9 (2nd)
1948 AL  5 (5th)
1949 AL  6 (1st)
1950 AL  8 (2nd)
1951 AL  4 (5th)
1954 AL  4 (4th)
1956 AL  5 (2nd)
1958 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  92 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  2 (2nd)
1941 AL  2 (1st)
1942 AL  4 (1st)
1946 AL  2 (1st)
1947 AL  2 (2nd)
1949 AL  3 (1st)
1951 AL  6 (1st)
1953 AL  1 (5th)
1956 AL  2 (1st)
1960 AL  1 (3rd)
Career  27 (9th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  149 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  318 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  19 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1939 AL  149 (2nd)
1942 AL  150 (5th)
1946 AL  150 (1st)
1947 AL  156 (1st)
1949 AL  155 (1st)
1951 AL  147 (1st)
Career  2,151 (31st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  325 (5th)
1949 AL  337 (5th)
Career  4,158 (60th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1940 AL  13 (4th)
1942 AL  15 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1939 AL  19 (1st)
1940 AL  13 (3rd)
1941 AL  11 (4th)
1946 AL  10 (3rd)
1947 AL  9 (3rd)
1958 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (3rd)
1942 AL  4 (4th)
1951 AL  6 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  4 (4th)
1955 AL  7 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.21 (5th)
1955 AL  2.16 (5th)
1956 AL  1.91 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  2.26 (4th)
1946 AL  2.21 (3rd)
1947 AL  2.24 (3rd)
1948 AL  2.22 (4th)
1949 AL  2.23 (4th)
1951 AL  2.18 (4th)
1955 AL  1.88 (5th)
Career  1.96 (93rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  .960 (5th)
1941 AL  .962 (5th)
1942 AL  .988 (1st)
1946 AL  .971 (3rd)
1947 AL  .975 (3rd)
1948 AL  .983 (3rd)
1949 AL  .983 (3rd)
1951 AL  .988 (2nd)
1954 AL  .982 (1st)
1956 AL  .973 (4th)
1957 AL  .995 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  2.21 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  .945 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1942 AL  .988 (3rd)
1948 AL  .983 (4th)
1949 AL  .983 (4th)
1957 AL  .995 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1956 AL  born 1918-08-30 (8th)
1957 AL  born 1918-08-30 (7th)
1958 AL  born 1918-08-30 (6th)
1959 AL  born 1918-08-30 (3rd)
1960 AL  born 1918-08-30 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1939 AL  born 1918-08-30 (9th)

             
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 122 (4), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 326 (11), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 354 (7), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 72 (11), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (2nd), 123.1 career WAR/69.2 7yr-peak WAR/96.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1939 20 Boston Red Sox $4,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:6500.00,
1940 21 Boston Red Sox $12,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:12000.00,
1941 22 Boston Red Sox $18,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:20000.00,
1942 23 Boston Red Sox $30,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:35000.00,BJHA: $30,000
1946 27 Boston Red Sox $40,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/22/47 NYT; BJHA:50000.00,Includes $10,000 for not playing exhibitions
1947 28 Boston Red Sox $65,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/14/48 TSN:75000.00,BJHA says $70,000
1948 29 Boston Red Sox $65,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:90000.00,
1949 30 Boston Red Sox $75,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1950 31 Boston Red Sox $90,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:100000.00,2/8/50 NYT: $125,000
1951 32 Boston Red Sox $90,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1952 33 Boston Red Sox $85,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:25000.00,Amount received before joining Marines
1953 34 Boston Red Sox $85,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1954 35 Boston Red Sox $85,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1955 36 Boston Red Sox $67,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/57 TSN:100000.00,BJHA says $98,000
1956 37 Boston Red Sox $50,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1957 38 Boston Red Sox $50,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/13/57 TSN:100000.00,
1958 39 Boston Red Sox $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/12/58 TSN:125000.00,
1959 40 Boston Red Sox $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:125000.00,
1960 41 Boston Red Sox $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:95000.00,
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,092,000
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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