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Bobby Young

Robert George Young

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 22, 1925 in Granite, MD
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1948 (Age 23.221, 8,111th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Orioles/Phillies/Indians/Cardinals 1948-1958

Final Game: September 28, 1958 (Age 33.249)
Died: January 28, 1985 in Baltimore, MD
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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
1948 23 STL NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /5
1951 26 SLB AL 147 674 611 75 159 13 9 1 31 8 7 44 51 .260 .310 .316 .626 67 193 14 0 19 *4
1952 27 SLB AL 149 637 575 59 142 15 9 4 39 3 3 56 48 .247 .314 .325 .639 76 187 7 0 5 *4 MVP-29
1953 28 SLB AL 148 593 537 48 137 22 2 4 25 2 1 41 40 .255 .309 .326 .635 70 175 12 1 14 *4
1954 29 BAL AL 130 499 432 43 106 13 6 4 24 4 4 54 42 .245 .329 .331 .660 88 143 8 1 9 3 *4
1955 30 TOT AL 77 248 231 12 51 4 1 1 14 1 4 12 25 .221 .259 .260 .519 44 60 3 0 5 0 1 4/5
1955 30 BAL AL 59 201 186 5 37 3 0 1 8 1 4 11 23 .199 .244 .231 .475 33 43 3 0 4 0 1 4
1955 30 CLE AL 18 47 45 7 14 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 2 .311 .326 .378 .704 86 17 0 0 1 0 0 4/5
1956 31 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 33 PHI NL 32 68 60 7 14 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 5 .233 .246 .333 .579 53 20 5 0 7 0 0 4
8 Yrs 687 2720 2447 244 609 68 28 15 137 18 19 208 212 .249 .308 .318 .626 71 778 49 2 59 3 1
162 Game Avg. 162 641 577 58 144 16 7 4 32 4 49 50 .249 .308 .318 .626 71 183 12 0 14
BAL (5 yrs) 633 2604 2341 230 581 66 26 14 127 18 19 206 204 .248 .309 .317 .626 71 741 44 2 51 3 1
CLE (2 yrs) 19 47 45 7 14 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 2 .311 .326 .378 .704 86 17 0 0 1 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 32 68 60 7 14 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 5 .233 .246 .333 .579 53 20 5 0 7 0 0
STL (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 652 2651 2386 237 595 67 27 14 133 18 19 207 206 .249 .309 .318 .627 72 758 44 2 52 3 1
NL (2 yrs) 35 69 61 7 14 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 6 .230 .242 .328 .570 50 20 5 0 7 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
1948 23 STL NL 3 1 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
1951 26 SLB AL 147 674 -28 2 1 -7 7 -25 -2.6 20 -6 -0.7 .483 .484 -0.1 -0.0 2 *4
1952 27 SLB AL 149 637 -17 0 1 -1 7 -10 -1.1 20 10 0.9 .493 .493 0.9 0.6 11 *4 MVP-29
1953 28 SLB AL 148 593 -23 -0 1 -16 6 -32 -3.4 18 -14 -1.5 .477 .479 0.1 -1.0 2 *4
1954 29 BAL AL 130 499 -7 -1 1 -7 5 -9 -1.0 15 7 0.6 .493 .494 1.4 -0.2 14 *4
1955 30 BAL AL 59 201 -17 -3 0 -1 2 -19 -2.0 6 -12 -1.4 .466 .488 -1.2 0.1 -11 4
1955 30 CLE AL 18 47 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1 4/5
1956 31 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1958 33 PHI NL 32 68 -4 -0 -0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -1 4
8 Seasons 687 2720 -99 -1 5 -33 27 -100 -10.7 83 -17 -2.3 .485 .488 1.0 -0.6 16
BAL (5 yrs) 633 2604 -93 -1 5 -32 26 -95 -10.1 79 -16 -2.1 .484 .488 1.1 -0.6 16
CLE (2 yrs) 19 47 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1
PHI (1 yr) 32 68 -4 -0 -0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -1
STL (1 yr) 3 1 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Standard Fielding

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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 Awards
1948 STL NL 23 3B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .940 3.10
1951 SLB AL 26 2B 147 147 145 1298.1 840 361 462 17 118 .980 5.71 5.60 .978 5.72 5.69
1952 SLB AL 27 2B 149 146 135 1300.1 800 380 407 13 127 .984 5.45 5.28 .978 5.57 5.57 MVP-29
1953 SLB AL 28 2B 148 146 138 1301.1 778 397 363 18 120 .977 -16 -15 5.26 5.14 .979 5.60 5.57
1954 BAL AL 29 2B 127 118 113 1066.1 624 299 310 15 76 .976 -7 -8 5.14 4.80 .976 5.37 5.33
1955 TOT AL 30 2B 69 64 52 548.0 329 145 179 5 56 .985 -1 -1 5.32 4.70 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 BAL AL 30 2B 58 54 45 460.0 271 121 146 4 42 .985 -1 -3 5.22 4.60 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 CLE AL 30 2B 11 10 7 88.0 58 24 33 1 14 .983 1 10 5.83 5.18 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 CLE AL 30 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 1.00 .950 3.30 3.10
1958 PHI NL 33 2B 21 12 10 120.0 63 28 33 2 6 .968 -2 -17 4.58 2.90 .975 5.33 5.30
6 Seasons 2B 661 633 593 5634.1 3434 1610 1754 70 503 .980 -25 -5 5.37 5.09 .978 5.55 5.52
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 1.50 .943 3.30 3.10
8 Seasons TOT 663 633 593 5637.1 3437 1612 1755 70 503 .980 -25 -5 5.37 5.08 .978 5.55 5.51
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 AL (29, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Games Played s c a p y
1951 AL  147 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1951 AL  611 (2nd)
1952 AL  575 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1951 AL  674 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1951 AL  9 (4th)
1952 AL  9 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1951 AL  136 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1951 AL  19 (3rd)
1953 AL  14 (3rd)
1954 AL  9 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1951 AL  7 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1951 AL  492 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1951 AL  462 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  147 (2nd)
1952 AL  149 (2nd)
1953 AL  148 (2nd)
1954 AL  127 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  361 (3rd)
1952 AL  380 (2nd)
1953 AL  397 (2nd)
1954 AL  299 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  462 (2nd)
1952 AL  407 (3rd)
1953 AL  363 (5th)
1954 AL  310 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  17 (3rd)
1952 AL  13 (4th)
1953 AL  18 (2nd)
1954 AL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  118 (1st)
1952 AL  127 (1st)
1953 AL  120 (2nd)
1954 AL  76 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1952 AL  5.45 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  5.28 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  .984 (3rd)
1953 AL  .977 (5th)
1954 AL  .976 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (1108th), -2.3 career WAR/-0.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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