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Steve Yerkes

Stephen Douglas Yerkes

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: May 15, 1888 in Hatboro, PA
High School: Millville Senior HS (Millville, NJ)
School: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1909 (Age 21.124)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1911 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Rebels/Cubs 1909-1916

Final Game: October 1, 1916 (Age 28.139)
Died: January 31, 1971 in Lansdale, PA
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA
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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
1909 21 BOS AL 5 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 78 2 0 0 /6
1911 23 BOS AL 142 591 502 70 140 24 3 1 57 14 52 56 .279 .354 .345 .698 96 173 6 31 *645
1912 24 BOS AL 131 593 523 73 132 22 6 0 42 4 16 41 37 .252 .312 .317 .629 76 166 4 25 *4
1913 25 BOS AL 137 560 483 67 129 29 6 1 48 11 50 32 .267 .338 .358 .696 101 173 2 25 *4
1914 26 TOT MLB 131 481 435 41 112 26 7 2 48 7 6 25 36 .257 .301 .363 .664 96 158 2 17 46
1914 26 BOS AL 92 324 293 23 64 17 2 1 23 5 6 14 23 .218 .259 .300 .559 67 88 2 12 4
1914 26 PBS FL 39 157 142 18 48 9 5 1 25 2 11 13 .338 .386 .493 .879 151 70 0 5 6
1915 27 PBS FL 121 481 434 44 125 17 8 1 49 17 30 27 .288 .337 .371 .708 108 161 2 14 *4/6
1916 28 CHC NL 44 149 137 12 36 6 2 1 10 1 9 7 .263 .308 .358 .666 96 49 0 3 4
7 Yrs 711 2862 2521 307 676 124 32 6 254 54 22 207 198 .268 .328 .350 .677 95 882 16 115
162 Game Avg. 162 652 574 70 154 28 7 1 58 12 47 45 .268 .328 .350 .677 95 201 4 26
BOS (5 yrs) 507 2075 1808 233 467 92 17 3 170 34 22 157 151 .258 .322 .333 .655 87 602 14 93
PBS (2 yrs) 160 638 576 62 173 26 13 2 74 19 41 40 .300 .349 .401 .750 119 231 2 19
CHC (1 yr) 44 149 137 12 36 6 2 1 10 1 9 7 .263 .308 .358 .666 96 49 0 3
AL (5 yrs) 507 2075 1808 233 467 92 17 3 170 34 22 157 151 .258 .322 .333 .655 87 602 14 93
FL (2 yrs) 160 638 576 62 173 26 13 2 74 19 41 40 .300 .349 .401 .750 119 231 2 19
NL (1 yr) 44 149 137 12 36 6 2 1 10 1 9 7 .263 .308 .358 .666 96 49 0 3

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
1909 21 BOS AL 5 7 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
1911 23 BOS AL 142 591 -1 -2 0 -4 8 2 0.2 22 24 2.5 .501 .501 2.8 0.5 28 *645
1912 24 BOS AL 131 593 -15 -4 0 -3 0 -22 -2.3 21 -1 -0.1 .482 .486 0.1 -0.3 2 $2,400 *4
1913 25 BOS AL 137 560 2 -1 0 -12 0 -12 -1.4 21 10 0.9 .491 .492 2.3 -1.4 22 *4
1914 26 BOS AL 92 324 -11 -0 0 4 0 -7 -1.0 12 5 0.4 .490 .495 0.0 0.4 1 4
1914 26 PBS FL 39 157 9 -0 0 2 3 13 1.5 3 16 1.7 .537 .509 1.4 0.6 14 6
1915 27 PBS FL 121 481 4 -1 0 0 1 4 0.5 8 12 1.2 .504 .503 1.2 0.1 12 *4/6
1916 28 CHC NL 44 149 -0 -0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.4 5 1 0.0 .490 .497 0.4 -0.4 4 4
7 Seasons 711 2862 -13 -8 0 -16 12 -25 -2.8 92 67 6.7 .496 .496 8.3 -0.4 83 $2,400
BOS (5 yrs) 507 2075 -26 -7 0 -15 8 -39 -4.4 77 38 3.7 .491 .494 5.3 -0.7 53 $2,400
PBS (2 yrs) 160 638 13 -1 0 2 3 18 2.0 11 28 3.0 .512 .504 2.6 0.7 26
CHC (1 yr) 44 149 -0 -0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.4 5 1 0.0 .490 .497 0.4 -0.4 4

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
1912 ❍ 24 BOS AL WS NYG W 8 35 32 3 8 0 2 0 4 0 2 3 .250 .294 .375 .669 12 0 1 0
1 WS 8 35 32 3 8 0 2 0 4 0 2 3 .250 .294 .375 .669 12 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 Awards
1909 BOS AL 21 SS 2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .927 5.35
1911 BOS AL 23 SS 116 614 232 337 45 37 .927 4.91 .926 5.57
1911 BOS AL 23 2B 14 73 40 30 3 2 .959 5.00 .949 5.16
1911 BOS AL 23 3B 11 41 16 21 4 0 .902 3.36 .929 3.32
1912 BOS AL 24 2B 131 601 244 323 34 39 .943 4.33 .945 4.91
1913 BOS AL 25 2B 129 586 220 341 25 31 .957 4.35 .954 4.98
1914 BOS AL 26 2B 91 86 79 430 177 241 12 38 .972 4.59 .953 4.93
1914 PBS FL 26 SS 39 39 39 234 89 139 6 13 .974 5.85 .929 5.24
1915 PBS FL 27 2B 114 114 111 583 242 322 19 38 .967 4.95 .951 5.07
1915 PBS FL 27 SS 8 6 6 32 13 14 5 4 .844 3.38 .929 5.22
1916 CHC NL 28 2B 41 41 35 210 79 114 17 14 .919 4.71 .951 5.12
6 Seasons 2B 520 241 225 2483 1002 1371 110 162 .956 4.56 .951 4.99
4 Seasons SS 165 45 45 883 335 492 56 54 .937 5.01 .927 5.47
1 Season 3B 11 41 16 21 4 0 .902 3.36 .929 3.32
7 Seasons TOT 696 286 270 3407 1353 1884 170 216 .950 4.65 .944 5.08
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
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Doubles s c a p y
1913 AL  29 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1911 AL  31 (3rd)
1912 AL  25 (7th)
1913 AL  25 (7th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1911 AL  52 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  131 (3rd)
1913 AL  129 (4th)
1915 FL  114 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  244 (4th)
1913 AL  220 (5th)
1915 FL  242 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  323 (4th)
1913 AL  341 (5th)
1915 FL  322 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  34 (3rd)
1913 AL  25 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  39 (5th)
1914 AL  38 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1911 AL  45 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1912 AL  .943 (3rd)
1913 AL  .957 (3rd)
1915 FL  .967 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1911 AL  .927 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1909 AL  born 1888-05-15 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1580), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (228th), 6.7 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/6.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1912 24 Boston Red Sox $2,400 ? 1942 TSN Guide 163
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,400
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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