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Ralph Young

Ralph Stuart Young

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 19, 1888 in Philadelphia, PA
School: Washington College (Chestertown, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1913 (Age 24.203)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/Yankees 1913-1922

Final Game: September 29, 1922 (Age 34.010)
Died: January 24, 1965 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 31, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1859. Conor Jackson… #1860. Oscar Stanage… #1861. Art Whitney… #1862. RALPH YOUNG… #1863. Chris Snyder… #1864. Henry Blanco… #1865. Aaron Miles… 

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
1913 24 NYY AL 7 18 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 .067 .222 .067 .289 -15 1 0 0 /6
1915 26 DET AL 123 456 378 44 92 6 5 0 31 12 11 53 31 .243 .339 .286 .625 83 108 2 22 *4
1916 27 DET AL 153 613 528 60 139 16 6 1 45 20 20 62 43 .263 .342 .322 .664 96 170 1 23 *4/65
1917 28 DET AL 141 599 503 64 116 18 2 1 35 8 61 35 .231 .317 .280 .598 82 141 3 31 *4
1918 29 DET AL 91 368 298 31 56 7 1 0 21 15 54 17 .188 .313 .218 .531 63 65 0 16 *4
1919 30 DET AL 125 558 456 63 96 13 5 1 25 8 53 32 .211 .294 .268 .562 59 122 1 46 *4/6
1920 31 DET AL 150 705 594 84 173 21 6 0 33 8 13 85 30 .291 .382 .347 .729 96 206 2 22 *4
1921 32 DET AL 107 487 401 70 120 8 3 0 29 11 9 69 23 .299 .406 .334 .740 91 134 3 13 *4
1922 33 PHA AL 125 538 470 62 105 19 2 1 35 8 6 55 21 .223 .309 .279 .587 53 131 3 10 *4
9 Yrs 1022 4342 3643 480 898 108 30 4 254 92 59 495 235 .247 .339 .296 .635 79 1078 15 183
162 Game Avg. 162 688 577 76 142 17 5 1 40 15 78 37 .247 .339 .296 .635 79 171 2 29
DET (7 yrs) 890 3786 3158 416 792 89 28 3 219 82 53 437 211 .251 .344 .300 .644 84 946 12 173
NYY (1 yr) 7 18 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 .067 .222 .067 .289 -15 1 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 125 538 470 62 105 19 2 1 35 8 6 55 21 .223 .309 .279 .587 53 131 3 10

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
1913 24 NYY AL 7 18 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .460 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /6
1915 26 DET AL 123 456 -6 -1 0 2 0 -5 -0.6 17 12 1.2 .496 .497 1.0 0.2 10 *4
1916 27 DET AL 153 613 -1 -2 0 -8 1 -10 -1.4 23 13 1.0 .492 .492 2.1 -0.9 21 *4/65
1917 28 DET AL 141 599 -8 -1 0 1 1 -7 -0.9 22 15 1.5 .494 .495 1.4 0.2 14 *4
1918 29 DET AL 91 368 -10 0 0 -11 1 -20 -2.4 14 -6 -0.9 .474 .485 0.4 -1.2 5 *4
1919 30 DET AL 125 558 -23 -0 0 -1 2 -22 -2.5 20 -2 -0.4 .480 .484 -0.4 0.2 -1 *4/6
1920 31 DET AL 150 705 3 -2 0 -17 3 -13 -1.3 24 12 1.1 .491 .492 2.8 -1.4 29 $4,000 *4
1921 32 DET AL 107 487 1 -1 0 -22 3 -20 -1.8 18 -2 -0.1 .483 .489 1.9 -1.8 20 $6,000 *4
1922 33 PHA AL 125 538 -31 0 0 -10 4 -37 -3.8 20 -17 -1.8 .470 .477 -0.7 -0.7 -7 $6,000 *4
9 Seasons 1022 4342 -78 -6 0 -67 14 -136 -14.9 160 23 1.4 .486 .489 8.3 -5.5 90 $16,000
DET (7 yrs) 890 3786 -45 -6 0 -56 10 -97 -10.8 139 42 3.4 .488 .491 9.2 -4.7 98 $10,000
NYY (1 yr) 7 18 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .460 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1
PHA (1 yr) 125 538 -31 0 0 -10 4 -37 -3.8 20 -17 -1.8 .470 .477 -0.7 -0.7 -7 $6,000

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
1913 NYY AL 24 SS 7 35 11 19 5 3 .857 4.29 .935 5.39
1915 DET AL 26 2B 119 113 100 636 233 371 32 44 .950 5.08 .956 5.14
1916 DET AL 27 2B 146 146 138 791 345 419 27 55 .966 5.23 .964 5.06
1916 DET AL 27 SS 6 6 5 46 26 18 2 1 .957 7.33 .938 5.18
1916 DET AL 27 3B 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .940 3.40
1917 DET AL 28 2B 141 141 135 782 300 449 33 46 .958 5.31 .959 5.14
1918 DET AL 29 2B 91 89 86 491 190 271 30 32 .939 5.07 .958 5.48
1919 DET AL 30 2B 120 120 115 705 296 388 21 41 .970 5.70 .961 5.35
1919 DET AL 30 SS 5 5 5 35 16 17 2 0 .943 6.60 .942 5.24
1920 DET AL 31 2B 150 150 148 868 405 436 27 50 .969 5.61 .962 5.70
1921 DET AL 32 2B 106 103 98 586 285 270 31 45 .947 5.24 .956 5.55
1922 PHA AL 33 2B 120 116 113 679 302 350 27 58 .960 5.43 .966 5.70
8 Seasons 2B 993 978 933 5538 2356 2954 228 371 .959 5.35 .961 5.38
3 Seasons SS 18 11 10 116 53 54 9 4 .922 5.94 .938 5.28
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .940 3.40
9 Seasons TOT 1012 990 944 5657 2411 3009 237 375 .958 5.36 .960 5.38
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

Games Played s c a p y
1916 AL  153 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1920 AL  594 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1920 AL  705 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 AL  54 (9th)
1920 AL  85 (4th)
1921 AL  69 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1920 AL  146 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1920 AL  260 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1917 AL  31 (10th)
1919 AL  46 (3rd)
Career  183 (103rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1919 AL  406 (5th)
1920 AL  456 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1916 AL  438 (3rd)
1917 AL  449 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  119 (3rd)
1916 AL  146 (3rd)
1917 AL  141 (2nd)
1918 AL  91 (5th)
1919 AL  120 (4th)
1920 AL  150 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  233 (5th)
1916 AL  345 (3rd)
1917 AL  300 (4th)
1919 AL  296 (4th)
1920 AL  405 (3rd)
1921 AL  285 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  371 (4th)
1916 AL  419 (2nd)
1917 AL  449 (1st)
1918 AL  271 (5th)
1919 AL  388 (4th)
1920 AL  436 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  32 (1st)
1916 AL  27 (2nd)
1917 AL  33 (2nd)
1918 AL  30 (1st)
1919 AL  21 (3rd)
1921 AL  31 (3rd)
1922 AL  27 (4th)
Career  228 (56th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  44 (5th)
1916 AL  55 (4th)
1917 AL  46 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  5.08 (5th)
1916 AL  5.23 (3rd)
1917 AL  5.31 (3rd)
1919 AL  5.70 (2nd)
1920 AL  5.61 (5th)
1921 AL  5.24 (5th)
Career  5.35 (80th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  .950 (5th)
1916 AL  .966 (3rd)
1917 AL  .958 (5th)
1919 AL  .970 (3rd)
1920 AL  .969 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (349th), 1.4 career WAR/4.1 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1920 31 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 32 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 33 Philadelphia Athletics $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,000
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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