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Portrait of Hank Bauer

Hank Bauer RFYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 5776 .277 .346 .439 .269 26.2
Birth Date7-31-1922
Height6' 0"
Weight192 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1948 NYA 25 19 56 50 6 9 1 1 1 15 6 13 0 0 9 1 0 .180 .268 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA 26 103 344 301 56 82 6 6 10 130 37 42 1 5 45 2 2 .272 .354 .432 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA 27 113 458 415 72 133 16 2 13 192 35 41 5 3 70 2 3 .320 .380 .463 .319 36.8 4.2 4.0
1951 NYA 28 118 394 348 53 103 19 3 10 158 42 39 1 3 54 5 2 .296 .373 .454 .322 34.5 -1.3 3.4
1952 NYA 29 141 615 553 86 162 31 6 17 256 50 61 3 9 74 6 7 .293 .355 .463 .305 33.7 -6.7 2.9
1953 NYA 30 133 503 437 77 133 20 6 10 195 59 45 6 1 57 2 3 .304 .394 .446 .319 43.3 0.8 4.5
1954 NYA 31 114 423 377 73 111 16 5 12 173 40 42 0 3 3 54 4 4 .294 .360 .459 .290 24.0 1.8 2.7
1955 NYA 32 139 563 492 97 137 20 5 20 227 56 65 8 3 4 53 8 4 .278 .360 .461 .303 45.4 4.3 5.1
1956 NYA 33 147 612 539 96 130 18 7 26 240 59 72 2 5 7 84 4 2 .241 .316 .445 .267 20.5 -5.1 1.6
1957 NYA 34 137 535 479 70 124 22 9 18 218 42 64 4 4 6 65 7 2 .259 .321 .455 .276 21.4 -1.7 2.1
1958 NYA 35 128 490 452 62 121 22 6 12 191 32 56 1 2 3 50 3 2 .268 .316 .423 .271 11.9 4.7 1.8
1959 NYA 36 114 380 341 44 81 20 0 9 128 33 54 2 2 2 39 4 2 .238 .307 .375 .250 -2.7 -3.7 -0.7
1960 KC1 37 95 285 255 30 70 15 0 3 94 21 36 1 5 3 31 1 0 .275 .326 .369 .248 -1.5 -10.4 -1.3
1961 KC1 38 43 118 106 11 28 3 1 3 42 9 8 0 1 2 18 1 0 .264 .319 .396 .261 2.9 -1.7 0.1
Career15445776514583314242295716422595216383425517035033.277.346.439.269270.2-14.926.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1948 NYA MLB 19 56 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA MLB 103 344 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 113 458 .319 .272 .351 .411 .275 .000 97 26.4 11.6 -3.9 4.2 -0.7 36.8 4.0 36.8 4.0
1951 NYA MLB 118 394 .322 .258 .336 .377 .269 .000 97 23.7 9.9 -2.8 -1.3 -0.0 34.5 3.4 34.5 3.4
1952 NYA MLB 141 615 .305 .252 .320 .366 .266 .000 94 24.5 14.3 -5 -6.7 -0.8 33.7 2.9 33.7 2.9
1953 NYA MLB 133 503 .319 .264 .333 .389 .267 .000 97 30.3 13.5 -4.8 0.8 1.9 43.3 4.5 43.3 4.5
1954 NYA MLB 114 423 .290 .255 .327 .373 .254 .304 99 12.7 11.2 -3.9 1.8 3.8 24.0 2.7 24.0 2.7
1955 NYA MLB 139 563 .303 .260 .330 .384 .260 .285 99 25.6 15.6 -5.6 4.3 6.4 45.4 5.1 45.4 5.1
1956 NYA MLB 147 612 .267 .266 .340 .406 .269 .233 99 4.3 17.0 -6.1 -5.1 1.6 20.5 1.6 20.5 1.6
1957 NYA MLB 137 535 .276 .258 .323 .388 .261 .264 98 8.6 14.3 -5.2 -1.7 4.8 21.4 2.1 21.4 2.1
1958 NYA MLB 128 490 .271 .258 .321 .390 .261 .282 100 5.4 13.2 -4.8 4.7 -0.9 11.9 1.8 11.9 1.8
1959 NYA MLB 114 380 .250 .255 .320 .389 .259 .257 99 -3.9 10.5 -3.7 -3.7 -2.4 -2.7 -0.7 -2.7 -0.7
1960 KC1 MLB 95 285 .248 .252 .327 .377 .261 .303 103 -3.5 7.7 -2.5 -10.4 -0.3 -1.5 -1.3 -1.5 -1.3
1961 KC1 MLB 43 118 .261 .261 .337 .402 .269 .260 101 0.1 3.3 -1 -1.7 0.9 2.9 0.1 2.9 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1948 NYA MLB 56 6 9 1 1 1 9 6 13 1 0 .180 .268 .300 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA MLB 344 56 82 6 6 10 45 37 42 2 2 .272 .354 .432 .159 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 458 72 133 16 2 13 70 35 41 2 3 .320 .380 .463 .142 .319 36.8 4.2 4.0
1951 NYA MLB 394 53 103 19 3 10 54 42 39 5 2 .296 .373 .454 .158 .322 34.5 -1.3 3.4
1952 NYA MLB 615 86 162 31 6 17 74 50 61 6 7 .293 .355 .463 .170 .305 33.7 -6.7 2.9
1953 NYA MLB 503 77 133 20 6 10 57 59 45 2 3 .304 .394 .446 .142 .319 43.3 0.8 4.5
1954 NYA MLB 423 73 111 16 5 12 54 40 42 4 4 .294 .360 .459 .164 .290 24.0 1.8 2.7
1955 NYA MLB 563 97 137 20 5 20 53 56 65 8 4 .278 .360 .461 .183 .303 45.4 4.3 5.1
1956 NYA MLB 612 96 130 18 7 26 84 59 72 4 2 .241 .316 .445 .204 .267 20.5 -5.1 1.6
1957 NYA MLB 535 70 124 22 9 18 65 42 64 7 2 .259 .321 .455 .196 .276 21.4 -1.7 2.1
1958 NYA MLB 490 62 121 22 6 12 50 32 56 3 2 .268 .316 .423 .155 .271 11.9 4.7 1.8
1959 NYA MLB 380 44 81 20 0 9 39 33 54 4 2 .238 .307 .375 .138 .250 -2.7 -3.7 -0.7
1960 KC1 MLB 285 30 70 15 0 3 31 21 36 1 0 .275 .326 .369 .094 .248 -1.5 -10.4 -1.3
1961 KC1 MLB 118 11 28 3 1 3 18 9 8 1 0 .264 .319 .396 .132 .261 2.9 -1.7 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2013-03-29
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
108 Stitches: A Chat with Earl WeaverDan Evans2013-01-21
Wezen-Ball: Earl Weaver & Stan Musial, TogetherLarry Granillo2013-01-19
Baseball ProGUESTus: A Salute to Small Sample SizeChad Finn2012-05-22
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2011-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Davey Johnson: Man, Beast, or Cheese? Chris St. John2011-07-07
The BP Wayback Machine: Un-StarsJames Click2011-06-30
The BP Broadside: The Bronx Blame Game and the Posada PsychodramaSteven Goldman2011-05-17
Purpose Pitches: The Sorry State of PlatooningChristina Kahrl2011-02-03
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Dusty Discontents (or You Must be a Cubs Fan)Steven Goldman2010-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Memorial Day MeditationsSteven Goldman2010-05-31
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Lest We ForgetSteven Goldman2009-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jim PalmerDavid Laurila2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Roster CrunchesSteven Goldman2009-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Herb ScoreSteven Goldman2008-11-18
Transaction of the Day: The Return of PigpenChristina Kahrl2008-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Go Go, Tigers, Go?Steven Goldman2008-04-08
Prospectus Matchups: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2008-03-28
Prospectus Q&A: Andy EtchebarrenDavid Laurila2007-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
The Week in Quotes: February 5-12Alex Carnevale2007-02-12
Prospectus Hit List: A Brief HistoryJay Jaffe2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: April 5-11Steven Goldman2004-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCasey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?: How the Twins Haven't Learned from StengelSteven Goldman2003-07-02
The Week in Quotes: October 14-27Derek Zumsteg2002-10-28
Another Curse Unmasked: One Ring to Rule Them AllShane Demmitt2002-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, February 16-March 5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)My thoughts on the IBB: I generally agree w/you that IBBs are overdone. Having said that, I don't think that was the primary problem. The primary problem was the Burnett was clearly done. He started out with very good command (innings 1 & 2). This then slowly deteriorated until, by the 6th, he was back to "bad AJ" again. The walk (to Cruz, IIRC) was pathetic. Ball one, missed the glove by 6+ inches. Ball two, missed the glove in the opposite direction by more. Ball 3... Then Girardi orders the IBB and AJ nearly throws a ball away. That should have clinched it. You bring in Robertson then & there. Still, if the offense is going to hang out on the interstate it doesn't really matter.
(Rob from Andover, CT)
His velocity was trending downwards, too. Like you, I thought the IBB was a prelude to a pitching change and was shocked when Girardi didn't cash in his chips on A.J. and be happy with what he had gotten. I often think of this story about Casey Stengel that Hank Bauer told, about how Bauer went 3-for-3 in his first three ABs of some game and then Casey pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. Bauer was pissed, and Casey said something flip, like, "How many 4-for-4s have you had in your career?" It probably wasn't that harsh and I'm paraphrasing poorly, but from the context what I think he meant was, "You did a really good thing, but just because you've been good so far is no indication that you'll be great again--every AB is its own thing, and in this situation I feel like the percentages are against you, so I'm making a change." Girardi said the opposite thing last night, "We though A.J. was still pitching pretty well." Who cares? Burnett wasn't pitching a GAME, he was pitching a series of unique confrontations, and the foregoing was pretty much irrelevant to what was about go happen. Does that make sense?

I know I talk about Casey too often, but he was really smart and managed so long that you can find an analogy for almost every situation in his career.

And you're right about the offense, but Joe isn't helping. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneChiming in a bit late on the whole leaving yourself w/o a backup catcher thing, Casey Stengel did that frequently. Sometimes it worked. There was at least one occasion he wound up with Hank Bauer at catcher and lost a game on a PB. Not, however in the WS. ...There was a famous occasion late in the 1949 season when both Yogi Berra and Charlie Silvera were hurt and Ralph Houk started. The umpire made a controversial call and Houk basically assaulted him, but the umpire didn't run him, knowing that it could quite possibly affect the outcome of a close pennant race. I don't think that's actually the correct call, but it's what happened. (Steven Goldman)