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Mickey Witek

Nicholas Joseph Witek

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 19, 1915 in Luzerne, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 24.119)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Yankees 1940-1949

Final Game: May 1, 1949 (Age 33.133)
Died: August 24, 1990 in Kingston, PA
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Dallas, PA
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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
1940 24 NYG NL 119 461 433 34 111 7 0 3 31 2 24 17 .256 .295 .293 .589 62 127 13 0 4 64
1941 25 NYG NL 26 100 94 11 34 5 0 1 16 0 4 2 .362 .388 .447 .835 133 42 1 0 2 4
1942 26 NYG NL 148 603 553 72 144 19 6 5 48 2 36 20 .260 .306 .344 .649 89 190 23 0 14 *4
1943 27 NYG NL 153 672 622 68 195 17 0 6 55 1 41 23 .314 .356 .370 .726 110 230 21 0 9 *4 MVP-12
1946 30 NYG NL 82 312 284 32 75 13 2 4 29 1 28 10 .264 .330 .366 .696 97 104 7 0 1 45
1947 31 NYG NL 51 175 160 22 35 4 1 3 17 1 15 12 .219 .286 .313 .598 58 50 2 0 0 4/5
1949 33 NYY AL 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 430 1 0 0 0
7 Yrs 581 2324 2147 239 595 65 9 22 196 7 0 148 84 .277 .324 .347 .670 90 744 67 0 30
162 Game Avg. 162 648 599 67 166 18 3 6 55 2 41 23 .277 .324 .347 .670 90 207 19 0 8
NYG (6 yrs) 579 2323 2146 239 594 65 9 22 196 7 148 84 .277 .323 .346 .670 90 743 67 0 30
NYY (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 430 1 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 579 2323 2146 239 594 65 9 22 196 7 148 84 .277 .323 .346 .670 90 743 67 0 30
AL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 430 1 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
1940 24 NYG NL 119 461 -20 0 0 8 7 -5 -0.6 16 11 1.0 .495 .497 0.2 1.6 3 64
1941 25 NYG NL 26 100 4 0 0 -2 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.7 .513 .502 0.9 -0.1 9 4
1942 26 NYG NL 148 603 -7 0 0 4 6 3 0.3 19 22 2.3 .503 .502 1.9 1.1 19 *4
1943 27 NYG NL 153 672 8 0 0 -9 7 7 0.7 21 28 2.8 .505 .505 3.9 -0.2 37 *4 MVP-12
1946 30 NYG NL 82 312 -0 0 0 -5 2 -3 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .495 .498 1.4 -0.3 13 45
1947 31 NYG NL 51 175 -9 -0 0 0 2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .485 .495 -0.1 0.2 -1 4/5
1949 33 NYY AL 2 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .521 .500 0.0 0.0 0
7 Seasons 581 2324 -25 1 0 -4 26 -2 -0.4 78 76 7.6 .500 .500 8.3 2.2 80
NYG (6 yrs) 579 2323 -25 1 0 -4 26 -3 -0.5 78 75 7.6 .500 .500 8.2 2.2 79
NYY (1 yr) 2 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .521 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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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
1940 NYG NL 24 SS 89 85 80 521 192 307 22 46 .958 5.61 .950 5.50
1940 NYG NL 24 2B 32 29 28 177 65 105 7 16 .960 5.31 .964 5.61
1941 NYG NL 25 2B 23 23 23 150 70 70 10 17 .933 6.09 .962 5.60
1942 NYG NL 26 2B 147 145 142 830 371 441 18 72 .978 5.52 .968 5.61
1943 NYG NL 27 2B 153 153 153 937 401 505 31 90 .967 5.92 .969 5.76 MVP-12
1946 NYG NL 30 2B 42 39 36 210 102 100 8 19 .962 4.81 .971 5.52
1946 NYG NL 30 3B 35 27 24 98 36 50 12 4 .878 2.46 .952 3.08
1947 NYG NL 31 2B 40 36 36 231 102 125 4 27 .983 5.68 .975 5.57
1947 NYG NL 31 3B 3 3 1 8 3 3 2 1 .750 2.00 .948 3.07
6 Seasons 2B 437 425 418 2535 1111 1346 78 241 .969 5.62 .969 5.65
1 Season SS 89 85 80 521 192 307 22 46 .958 5.61 .950 5.50
2 Seasons 3B 38 30 25 106 39 53 14 5 .868 2.42 .952 3.08
7 Seasons TOT 564 540 523 3162 1342 1706 114 292 .964 5.40 .965 5.45
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))
1943 NL (12, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1943 NL  3.9 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1940 NL  1.6 (6th)
1942 NL  1.1 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 NL  .314 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1942 NL  148 (9th)
1943 NL  153 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1943 NL  622 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1943 NL  672 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  195 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1943 NL  230 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1942 NL  114 (10th)
1943 NL  172 (1st)

Runs Created s c a p y
1943 NL  82 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1943 NL  236 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1942 NL  23 (1st)
1943 NL  21 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1940 NL  25.5 (8th)
1942 NL  27.7 (6th)
1943 NL  27.0 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1942 NL  446 (6th)
1943 NL  457 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1942 NL  441 (4th)
1943 NL  505 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1943 NL  31 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  147 (2nd)
1943 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  371 (2nd)
1943 NL  401 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  441 (1st)
1943 NL  505 (1st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  31 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  72 (4th)
1943 NL  90 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  5.52 (2nd)
1943 NL  5.92 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  .978 (1st)
1943 NL  .967 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  5.61 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (218th), 7.6 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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