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Frankie Zak

Frank Thomas Zak

Positions: Shortstop and Pinch Runner
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: February 22, 1922 in Passaic, NJ (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1944 (Age 22.059)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1944-1946

Final Game: June 10, 1946 (Age 24.108)
Died: February 6, 1972 in Passaic, NJ
Buried: St. Michael Cemetery, South Hackensack, NJ
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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
1944 ★ 22 PIT NL 87 186 160 33 48 3 1 0 11 6 22 18 .300 .385 .331 .716 99 53 2 0 4 6 AS
1945 23 PIT NL 15 32 28 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 3 5 .143 .226 .214 .440 21 6 0 0 1 6/4
1946 24 PIT NL 21 22 20 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .238 .200 .438 23 4 0 0 1 6
3 Yrs 123 240 208 43 56 5 1 0 14 6 26 23 .269 .350 .303 .653 82 63 2 0 6
162 Game Avg. 162 316 274 57 74 7 1 0 18 8 34 30 .269 .350 .303 .653 82 83 3 0 8

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
1944 ★ 22 PIT NL 87 186 1 -0 0 -3 3 1 0.1 6 7 0.6 .501 .500 1.0 0.0 10 6 AS
1945 23 PIT NL 15 32 -3 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 6/4
1946 24 PIT NL 21 22 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 6
3 Seasons 123 240 -4 -0 0 -2 4 -2 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .498 .500 0.7 0.2 7

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
1944 PIT NL 22 SS 67 55 37 269 93 162 14 24 .948 3.81 .954 5.41 AS
1945 PIT NL 23 SS 10 7 7 35 9 25 1 3 .971 3.40 .947 5.26
1945 PIT NL 23 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.60
1946 PIT NL 24 SS 10 7 4 42 13 26 3 5 .929 3.90 .957 5.15
3 Seasons SS 87 69 48 346 115 213 18 32 .948 3.77 .954 5.36
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.60
3 Seasons TOT 88 69 48 347 115 214 18 32 .948 3.74 .954 5.37
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 Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (427th), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Frank Frankie Thomas Zak

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