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Babe Young

Norman Robert Young

Positions: First Baseman and Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 1, 1915 in Astoria, NY
High School: George Washington HS (New York, NY)
School: Fordham University (New York, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1936 (Age 21.087)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Cardinals 1936-1948

Final Game: October 2, 1948 (Age 33.093)
Died: December 25, 1983 in Everett, MA
Buried: Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor, CT
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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
1936 20 NYG NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1939 23 NYG NL 22 84 75 8 23 4 0 3 14 0 5 6 .307 .373 .480 .853 127 36 0 3 1 3
1940 24 NYG NL 149 632 556 75 159 27 4 17 101 4 69 28 .286 .367 .441 .807 121 245 11 2 5 *3 MVP-26
1941 25 NYG NL 152 649 574 90 152 28 5 25 104 1 66 39 .265 .346 .462 .807 124 265 12 5 4 *3 MVP-21
1942 26 NYG NL 101 327 287 37 80 17 1 11 59 1 34 22 .279 .365 .460 .825 140 132 4 5 2 8O3
1946 30 NYG NL 104 321 291 30 81 11 0 7 33 3 30 21 .278 .346 .388 .734 108 113 5 0 0 3O8/9
1947 31 TOT NL 109 418 378 55 104 22 3 14 79 0 35 27 .275 .340 .460 .800 110 174 8 2 2 3
1947 31 NYG NL 14 14 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .071 .143 .214 -45 2 0 0 0
1947 31 CIN NL 95 404 364 55 103 21 3 14 79 0 35 26 .283 .349 .473 .822 116 172 8 2 2 3
1948 32 TOT NL 90 277 241 25 57 12 4 2 25 0 35 18 .237 .333 .344 .678 83 83 3 0 1 3/9
1948 32 CIN NL 49 150 130 11 30 7 2 1 12 0 19 12 .231 .329 .338 .667 83 44 0 0 1 3/O9
1948 32 STL NL 41 127 111 14 27 5 2 1 13 0 16 6 .243 .339 .351 .690 82 39 3 0 0 3
8 Yrs 728 2709 2403 320 656 121 17 79 415 9 274 161 .273 .352 .436 .788 117 1048 43 17 15
162 Game Avg. 162 603 535 71 146 27 4 18 92 2 61 36 .273 .352 .436 .788 117 233 10 4 3
NYG (7 yrs) 543 2028 1798 240 496 88 10 63 311 9 204 117 .276 .354 .441 .796 122 793 32 15 12
CIN (2 yrs) 144 554 494 66 133 28 5 15 91 0 54 38 .269 .344 .437 .781 108 216 8 2 3
STL (1 yr) 41 127 111 14 27 5 2 1 13 0 16 6 .243 .339 .351 .690 82 39 3 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
1936 20 NYG NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1939 23 NYG NL 22 84 3 0 0 -1 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .505 .501 0.5 -0.2 5 3
1940 24 NYG NL 149 632 18 -0 0 2 -7 13 1.2 22 34 3.5 .509 .508 3.3 -0.6 32 *3 MVP-26
1941 25 NYG NL 152 649 18 0 0 -7 -7 5 0.4 22 27 2.7 .503 .503 3.5 -1.6 34 *3 MVP-21
1942 26 NYG NL 101 327 14 0 0 -2 -1 11 1.2 10 22 2.3 .513 .508 2.6 -0.4 24 8O3
1946 30 NYG NL 104 321 3 -0 0 -3 -3 -3 -0.3 12 10 0.9 .497 .498 1.3 -0.6 12 3O8/9
1947 31 NYG NL 14 14 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .480 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2
1947 31 CIN NL 95 404 8 0 0 -4 -4 0 0.1 16 16 1.6 .500 .500 2.0 -0.8 20 3
1948 32 CIN NL 49 150 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 3/O9
1948 32 STL NL 41 127 -2 0 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .485 .496 0.1 -0.4 1 3
8 Seasons 728 2709 57 0 0 -17 -26 14 1.3 96 111 11.3 .502 .503 13.2 -4.7 128
NYG (7 yrs) 543 2028 53 0 0 -11 -19 24 2.3 70 93 9.6 .505 .504 10.9 -3.4 104
CIN (2 yrs) 144 554 6 0 0 -4 -6 -4 -0.4 22 18 1.8 .497 .499 2.2 -1.0 22
STL (1 yr) 41 127 -2 0 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .485 .496 0.1 -0.4 1

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
1939 NYG NL 23 1B 22 21 20 227 214 9 4 18 .982 10.14 .989 10.24
1940 NYG NL 24 1B 147 146 146 1604 1505 86 13 112 .992 10.82 .990 10.47 MVP-26
1941 NYG NL 25 1B 150 148 147 1503 1395 87 21 124 .986 9.88 .989 10.16 MVP-21
1942 NYG NL 26 CF 54 54 31 109 103 3 3 2 .972 1.96 .978 2.63
1942 NYG NL 26 OF 54 54 31 108 101 4 3 2 .972 1.94 .981 2.34
1942 NYG NL 26 1B 18 16 16 174 159 12 3 11 .983 9.50 .989 10.18
1946 NYG NL 30 1B 49 47 46 482 452 24 6 25 .988 9.71 .991 9.98
1946 NYG NL 30 OF 24 24 14 41 40 0 1 0 .976 1.67 .977 2.39
1946 NYG NL 30 CF 17 17 11 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 1.65 .979 2.83
1946 NYG NL 30 RF 7 7 3 11 10 0 1 0 .909 1.43 .976 2.09
1947 CIN NL 31 1B 93 93 90 794 730 56 8 66 .990 8.45 .991 9.62
1948 TOT NL 32 1B 66 62 58 559 527 29 3 54 .995 8.42 .990 9.61
1948 CIN NL 32 1B 31 31 31 284 261 21 2 31 .993 9.10 .990 9.61
1948 CIN NL 32 OF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.40
1948 CIN NL 32 RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.00
1948 STL NL 32 1B 35 31 27 275 266 8 1 23 .996 7.83 .990 9.61
7 Seasons 1B 545 533 523 5343 4982 303 58 410 .989 9.70 .990 10.07
3 Seasons OF 79 78 45 151 143 4 4 2 .974 1.86 .980 2.36
2 Seasons CF 71 71 42 137 131 3 3 2 .978 1.89 .978 2.68
2 Seasons RF 8 7 3 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.50 .976 2.08
8 Seasons TOT 624 611 568 5494 5125 307 62 412 .989 8.71 .990 9.10
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))
1940 NL (26, 2%)
1941 NL (21, 3%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1941 NL  .462 (8th)
1942 NL  .460 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1942 NL  .825 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 NL  149 (7th)
1941 NL  152 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1941 NL  574 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1940 NL  632 (9th)
1941 NL  649 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1941 NL  90 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1941 NL  265 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  17 (8th)
1941 NL  25 (4th)
1942 NL  11 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 NL  101 (5th)
1941 NL  104 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1940 NL  69 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1942 NL  140 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  58 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1940 NL  230 (10th)
1941 NL  223 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 NL  5 (3rd)
1942 NL  5 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1941 NL  23.0 (5th)
1942 NL  26.1 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1941 NL  438 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1942 NL  12.79 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 NL  2.0 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.1 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.4 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1940 NL  1,505 (3rd)
1941 NL  1,395 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  147 (3rd)
1941 NL  150 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  1,505 (3rd)
1941 NL  1,395 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  86 (5th)
1941 NL  87 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  13 (3rd)
1941 NL  21 (2nd)
1947 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  112 (4th)
1941 NL  124 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  10.82 (3rd)
Career  9.70 (88th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  .992 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1915-07-01 (7th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 34 (731), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1453), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1537), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (176th), 11.3 career WAR/11.3 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Norman Babe Robert Young

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