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Ross Youngs

Royce Middlebrook Youngs (Pep)
played as Ross Young

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 162 lb.

Born: April 10, 1897 in Shiner, TX
High School: West Texas Military Academy (San Antonio, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1917 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1918 [*]
Team: Giants 1917-1926

Final Game: August 10, 1926 (Age 29)
Died: October 22, 1927 in San Antonio, TX
Buried: Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1972.
   View Ross Youngs Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #380. Reggie Sanders… #381. Troy Glaus… #382. Carl Crawford… #383. ROSS YOUNGS… #384. Deacon White… #385. Brian Downing… #386. Bill White… 

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
1917 20 NYG NL 7 29 26 5 9 2 3 0 1 1 1 5 .346 .370 .654 1.024 215 17 0 2 /O87
1918 21 NYG NL 121 532 474 70 143 16 8 1 25 10 44 49 .302 .368 .376 .744 128 178 6 8 *O9/4
1919 22 NYG NL 130 561 489 73 152 31 7 2 43 24 51 47 .311 .384 .415 .799 140 203 7 13 *O9
1920 23 NYG NL 153 671 581 92 204 27 14 6 78 18 18 75 55 .351 .427 .477 .904 159 277 2 13 *O9
1921 24 NYG NL 141 594 504 90 165 24 16 3 102 21 17 71 47 .327 .411 .456 .868 128 230 1 18 *O9
1922 25 NYG NL 149 643 559 105 185 34 10 7 86 17 9 55 50 .331 .398 .465 .863 120 260 7 21 *O9
1923 26 NYG NL 152 689 596 121 200 33 12 3 87 13 19 73 36 .336 .412 .446 .859 126 266 5 14 *O9
1924 27 NYG NL 133 612 526 112 187 33 12 10 74 11 9 77 31 .356 .441 .521 .962 159 274 3 6 *O9/4 MVP-5
1925 28 NYG NL 130 584 500 82 132 24 6 6 53 17 11 66 51 .264 .354 .372 .726 89 186 4 14 *O9/4
1926 29 NYG NL 95 421 372 62 114 12 5 4 43 21 37 19 .306 .372 .398 .770 109 148 2 10 O9
10 Yrs 1211 5336 4627 812 1491 236 93 42 592 153 83 550 390 .322 .399 .441 .839 130 2039 37 119
162 Game Avg. 162 714 619 109 199 32 12 6 79 20 74 52 .322 .399 .441 .839 130 273 5 16

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
1917 20 NYG NL 7 29 3 0 0 0 -0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .549 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 /O87
1918 21 NYG NL 121 532 15 -1 0 4 -6 12 1.4 16 28 3.0 .512 .509 2.5 -0.3 24 *O9/4
1919 22 NYG NL 130 561 23 -0 0 3 -6 19 2.2 17 36 3.9 .518 .514 3.7 -0.5 33 *O9
1920 23 NYG NL 153 671 44 -1 0 3 -8 38 4.2 20 58 6.4 .528 .527 6.1 -0.6 55 *O9
1921 24 NYG NL 141 594 22 -1 0 4 -7 19 1.8 18 37 3.8 .514 .512 3.5 -0.3 33 *O9
1922 25 NYG NL 149 643 18 1 0 6 -7 18 1.8 20 38 3.8 .512 .511 3.2 -0.0 32 *O9
1923 26 NYG NL 152 689 27 -4 0 1 -7 16 1.6 20 37 3.6 .511 .510 3.5 -0.6 36 *O9
1924 27 NYG NL 133 612 46 0 0 1 -6 41 4.0 18 59 5.9 .531 .526 5.8 -0.6 58 $16,000 *O9/4 MVP-5
1925 28 NYG NL 130 584 -7 -0 0 -7 -6 -20 -1.9 17 -2 -0.2 .486 .489 0.5 -1.2 5 $16,000 *O9/4
1926 29 NYG NL 95 421 6 1 0 0 -4 3 0.3 13 16 1.6 .503 .502 1.6 -0.5 16 O9
10 Seasons 1211 5336 198 -4 0 15 -57 151 15.7 159 310 32.2 .514 .512 30.9 -4.7 295 $32,000

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
1921 24 NYG NL WS NYY W 8 33 25 3 7 1 1 0 4 2 1 7 2 .280 .438 .400 .838 10 0 0 1 0 0
1922 25 NYG NL WS NYY W 5 20 16 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .375 .450 .375 .825 6 0 0 0 1 1
1923 26 NYG NL WS NYY L 6 25 23 2 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 .348 .400 .478 .878 11 0 0 0 0 0
1924 27 NYG NL WS WSH L 7 33 27 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 5 6 .185 .333 .222 .556 6 0 1 0 0 2
4 Yrs (4 Series) 26 111 91 10 26 2 1 1 10 3 2 17 9 .286 .400 .363 .763 33 0 1 1 1 3
4 WS 26 111 91 10 26 2 1 1 10 3 2 17 9 .286 .400 .363 .763 33 0 1 1 1 3

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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 G Awards
1917 NYG NL 20 OF 7 6 6 18 16 2 0 1 1.000 2.57 .963 2.20
1917 NYG NL 20 CF 6 6 6 18 16 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .968 2.57
1917 NYG NL 20 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1918 NYG NL 21 OF 120 120 102 219 192 16 11 3 .950 1.73 .962 2.26
1918 NYG NL 21 RF 120 120 102 220 193 16 11 3 .950 1.74 .962 1.86
1918 NYG NL 21 2B 7 0 0 12 5 6 1 0 .917 1.57 .957 5.46
1919 NYG NL 22 OF 130 129 125 274 235 23 16 7 .942 1.98 .964 2.26
1919 NYG NL 22 RF 130 129 125 274 235 23 16 7 .942 1.98 .959 1.99
1920 NYG NL 23 OF 153 153 149 336 288 26 22 7 .935 2.05 .964 2.34
1920 NYG NL 23 RF 153 153 149 336 288 26 22 7 .935 2.05 .961 2.08
1921 NYG NL 24 OF 137 137 121 269 247 16 6 5 .978 1.92 .965 2.40
1921 NYG NL 24 RF 137 137 121 269 247 16 6 5 .978 1.92 .964 2.08
1922 NYG NL 25 OF 147 147 144 327 280 28 19 6 .942 2.10 .962 2.40
1922 NYG NL 25 RF 147 147 144 327 280 28 19 6 .942 2.10 .955 2.18
1923 NYG NL 26 OF 152 152 148 317 282 22 13 7 .959 2.00 .964 2.44
1923 NYG NL 26 RF 152 152 148 317 282 22 13 7 .959 2.00 .958 2.18
1924 NYG NL 27 OF 132 132 120 265 236 17 12 4 .955 1.92 .965 2.39 MVP-5
1924 NYG NL 27 RF 132 132 120 265 236 17 12 4 .955 1.92 .966 2.06 MVP-5
1924 NYG NL 27 2B 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .960 6.00 MVP-5
1925 NYG NL 28 OF 127 126 123 249 214 23 12 2 .952 1.87 .967 2.48
1925 NYG NL 28 RF 127 126 123 250 214 24 12 2 .952 1.87 .967 2.27
1925 NYG NL 28 2B 3 3 2 16 5 8 3 1 .813 4.33 .967 5.83
1926 NYG NL 29 OF 94 94 93 193 170 18 5 5 .974 2.00 .965 2.42
1926 NYG NL 29 RF 94 94 93 193 170 18 5 5 .974 2.00 .968 2.21
10 Seasons OF 1199 1196 1131 2467 2160 191 116 47 .953 1.96 .964 2.38 1-6-1192
9 Seasons RF 1192 1190 1125 2451 2145 190 116 46 .953 1.96 .962 2.10
3 Seasons 2B 12 3 2 31 11 16 4 1 .871 2.25 .962 5.64
1 Season CF 6 6 6 18 16 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .968 2.57
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
10 Seasons TOT 1211 1199 1133 2498 2171 207 120 48 .952 1.96 .964 2.41 1-6-1192
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 4.4%)
1937 BBWAA ( 8.0%)
1938 BBWAA (15.3%)
1939 BBWAA (12.4%)
1942 BBWAA (18.9%)
1945 BBWAA ( 8.9%)
1946 Nominating Vote (12.4%)
1947 BBWAA (22.4%)
1948 BBWAA (15.7%)
1949 BBWAA (13.1%)
1949 Run Off ( 5.9%)
1950 BBWAA (10.1%)
1951 BBWAA (15.0%)
1952 BBWAA (14.5%)
1953 BBWAA (11.7%)
1954 BBWAA (13.5%)
1955 BBWAA (19.1%)
1956 BBWAA ( 9.8%)
1972 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1972
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (5, 44%)
0.44 Career Shares (493rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1920 NL  6.4 (5th)
1924 NL  5.9 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1919 NL  3.9 (10th)
1920 NL  6.4 (3rd)
1921 NL  3.7 (9th)
1924 NL  5.9 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1919 NL  3.7 (7th)
1920 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1924 NL  5.8 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1918 NL  .302 (6th)
1919 NL  .311 (3rd)
1920 NL  .351 (2nd)
1921 NL  .327 (9th)
1923 NL  .336 (8th)
1924 NL  .356 (3rd)
Career  .322 (46th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1918 NL  .368 (6th)
1919 NL  .384 (4th)
1920 NL  .427 (2nd)
1921 NL  .411 (3rd)
1922 NL  .398 (9th)
1923 NL  .412 (4th)
1924 NL  .441 (2nd)
Career  .399 (63rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1919 NL  .415 (8th)
1920 NL  .477 (3rd)
1924 NL  .521 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1918 NL  .744 (10th)
1919 NL  .799 (5th)
1920 NL  .904 (2nd)
1921 NL  .868 (9th)
1924 NL  .962 (4th)
Career  .839 (215th)

Games Played s c a p y
1920 NL  153 (7th)
1923 NL  152 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1918 NL  474 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1920 NL  671 (5th)
1923 NL  689 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1918 NL  70 (5th)
1919 NL  73 (5th)
1920 NL  92 (5th)
1922 NL  105 (9th)
1923 NL  121 (1st)
1924 NL  112 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1918 NL  143 (4th)
1919 NL  152 (8th)
1920 NL  204 (2nd)
1923 NL  200 (5th)
1924 NL  187 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1918 NL  178 (10th)
1919 NL  203 (9th)
1920 NL  277 (3rd)
1924 NL  274 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1919 NL  31 (1st)
1922 NL  34 (7th)
1923 NL  33 (5th)
1924 NL  33 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
1920 NL  14 (6th)
1921 NL  16 (6th)
Career  93 (195th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1920 NL  6 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1920 NL  78 (6th)
1921 NL  102 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 NL  44 (10th)
1919 NL  51 (6th)
1920 NL  75 (2nd)
1921 NL  71 (2nd)
1923 NL  73 (3rd)
1924 NL  77 (3rd)
1925 NL  66 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1918 NL  49 (1st)
1919 NL  47 (5th)
1920 NL  55 (5th)
1922 NL  50 (4th)
1925 NL  51 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1919 NL  24 (9th)
1921 NL  21 (8th)
1922 NL  17 (9th)
1925 NL  17 (8th)
1926 NL  21 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1918 NL  118 (4th)
1920 NL  157 (2nd)
1923 NL  152 (6th)
1924 NL  132 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1918 NL  128 (10th)
1919 NL  140 (5th)
1920 NL  159 (2nd)
1921 NL  128 (8th)
1923 NL  126 (10th)
1924 NL  159 (4th)
Career  130 (172nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1918 NL  64 (4th)
1919 NL  76 (4th)
1920 NL  114 (2nd)
1923 NL  104 (9th)
1924 NL  118 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1918 NL  17 (8th)
1919 NL  27 (6th)
1920 NL  48 (2nd)
1921 NL  24 (10th)
1923 NL  26 (7th)
1924 NL  48 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1918 NL  1.9 (8th)
1919 NL  3.0 (6th)
1920 NL  5.1 (2nd)
1921 NL  2.3 (10th)
1923 NL  2.5 (7th)
1924 NL  4.7 (4th)
Career  21.5 (244th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1919 NL  40 (5th)
1920 NL  47 (9th)
1922 NL  51 (10th)
1924 NL  55 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1918 NL  193 (4th)
1919 NL  210 (3rd)
1920 NL  281 (1st)
1923 NL  278 (1st)
1924 NL  267 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1918 NL  .674 (8th)
1919 NL  .714 (5th)
1920 NL  .776 (2nd)
1921 NL  .658 (9th)
1924 NL  .775 (3rd)
Career  .668 (148th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1918 NL  6 (5th)
1919 NL  7 (3rd)
1922 NL  7 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1920 NL  18 (8th)
1921 NL  17 (9th)
1923 NL  19 (3rd)
1925 NL  11 (8th)
Career  83 (202nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1920 NL  9.0 (6th)
1922 NL  9.9 (10th)
1924 NL  10.5 (10th)
1925 NL  8.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1920 NL  96.8 (9th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  120 (2nd)
1919 NL  130 (1st)
1920 NL  153 (1st)
1921 NL  137 (2nd)
1922 NL  147 (1st)
1923 NL  152 (1st)
1924 NL  132 (2nd)
1925 NL  127 (2nd)
Career  1,192 (51st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  193 (3rd)
1919 NL  235 (1st)
1920 NL  288 (3rd)
1921 NL  247 (2nd)
1922 NL  280 (2nd)
1923 NL  282 (3rd)
1924 NL  236 (1st)
1925 NL  214 (5th)
Career  2,145 (55th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  16 (4th)
1919 NL  23 (1st)
1920 NL  26 (1st)
1921 NL  16 (4th)
1922 NL  28 (1st)
1923 NL  22 (1st)
1924 NL  17 (1st)
1925 NL  24 (2nd)
1926 NL  18 (5th)
Career  190 (6th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  11 (2nd)
1919 NL  16 (1st)
1920 NL  22 (1st)
1922 NL  19 (1st)
1923 NL  13 (5th)
1924 NL  12 (1st)
1925 NL  12 (1st)
Career  116 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  3 (4th)
1919 NL  7 (1st)
1920 NL  7 (1st)
1921 NL  5 (2nd)
1922 NL  6 (2nd)
1923 NL  7 (1st)
1924 NL  4 (2nd)
1926 NL  5 (4th)
Career  46 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  120 (5th)
1920 NL  153 (3rd)
1923 NL  152 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1919 NL  23 (1st)
1920 NL  26 (1st)
1922 NL  28 (1st)
1923 NL  22 (3rd)
1924 NL  17 (4th)
1925 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  191 (61st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  11 (5th)
1919 NL  16 (2nd)
1920 NL  22 (1st)
1922 NL  19 (1st)
1924 NL  12 (5th)
1925 NL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1919 NL  7 (1st)
1920 NL  7 (1st)
1921 NL  5 (5th)
1922 NL  6 (2nd)
1923 NL  7 (1st)
1924 NL  4 (4th)
1926 NL  5 (4th)
Career  47 (39th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  1.98 (3rd)
1920 NL  2.05 (3rd)
1921 NL  1.92 (5th)
1922 NL  2.10 (4th)
1924 NL  1.92 (5th)
Career  1.96 (82nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  .950 (4th)
1919 NL  .942 (5th)
1920 NL  .935 (5th)
1921 NL  .978 (2nd)
1922 NL  .942 (3rd)
1923 NL  .959 (2nd)
1924 NL  .955 (5th)
1925 NL  .952 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1921 NL  .978 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1917 NL  born 1897-04-10 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (392), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 115 (179), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 72 (267), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (264), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (66th), 32.1 career WAR/30.3 7yr-peak WAR/31.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • August 14, 1916: Purchased by the New York Giants from Sherman (Western Association) for $2,000.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192427New York Giants$16,000C. Alexander, John McGraw 254
192528New York Giants$16,000C. Alexander, John McGraw 254
Career to date (may be incomplete)$32,000
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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Name and misspellings: Royce Middlebrook Pep Ross Youngs

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