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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 4590 .278 .358 .377 .000 0
Birth Date1-15-1891
Height5' 10"
Weight170 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
1912 CLE 21 31 132 109 29 34 6 3 0 46 10 13 1 12 19 10 5 .312 .375 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CLE 22 141 601 508 78 131 19 7 3 173 46 51 2 45 39 29 .258 .322 .341 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CLE 23 106 442 375 59 103 16 10 2 145 48 48 1 18 42 24 9 .275 .358 .387 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 CLE 24 154 669 570 101 154 14 17 3 211 70 82 3 26 67 36 15 .270 .353 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CLE 25 109 437 346 50 80 10 5 0 100 50 46 1 40 27 21 14 .231 .330 .289 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CLE 26 156 691 563 98 170 28 13 2 230 61 65 0 67 36 52 .302 .370 .409 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CLE 27 128 571 446 84 119 19 8 1 157 84 46 6 35 32 35 .267 .390 .352 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CLE 28 115 517 433 75 130 23 10 3 182 31 38 3 50 53 18 .300 .351 .420 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CLE 29 111 530 435 97 132 27 8 3 184 52 38 2 41 49 13 9 .303 .380 .423 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career1051459037856711053162811714284524271933436423852.278.358.377.0000.00.00.0

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
1912 CLE MLB 31 132 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CLE MLB 141 601 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CLE MLB 106 442 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 CLE MLB 154 669 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CLE MLB 109 437 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CLE MLB 156 691 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CLE MLB 128 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CLE MLB 115 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CLE MLB 111 530 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1912 CLE MLB 132 29 34 6 3 0 19 10 13 10 5 .312 .375 .422 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CLE MLB 601 78 131 19 7 3 39 46 51 29 .258 .322 .341 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CLE MLB 442 59 103 16 10 2 42 48 48 24 9 .275 .358 .387 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 CLE MLB 669 101 154 14 17 3 67 70 82 36 15 .270 .353 .370 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CLE MLB 437 50 80 10 5 0 27 50 46 21 14 .231 .330 .289 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CLE MLB 691 98 170 28 13 2 36 61 65 52 .302 .370 .409 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CLE MLB 571 84 119 19 8 1 32 84 46 35 .267 .390 .352 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CLE MLB 517 75 130 23 10 3 53 31 38 18 .300 .351 .420 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CLE MLB 530 97 132 27 8 3 49 52 38 13 9 .303 .380 .423 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

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Compensation

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30Daniel Rathman2014-06-30
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
The BP Wayback Machine: Beautiful Theories and Ugly FactsDan Fox2011-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2Jay Jaffe2011-02-08
Watch Your Head!: New Technology Can Prevent ConcussionsMark Smith2010-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Clay Davenport2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Steven Goldman2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: TragedyWill Carroll2007-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dan LevittDavid Laurila2007-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Getting Your Head Examined in TorontoSteven Goldman2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Strike Zones, Trilobites, and a Vicious CycleDan Fox2006-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Beautiful Theories and Ugly FactsDan Fox2006-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: An All-Star Comes to IndyWill Carroll2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Dylan Thomas...Whoever He Was...EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Nine GamesJoe Sheehan2004-06-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the problem with the deadball era is that it's a completely different game. Offensive and defensive have ebbed and flowed throughout the years but different factors thereof still had similar relative values. It's hard to make sense of an era where scoring was way down, averages were way up, power meant triples, everyone stole at a 50% clip and usage and equipment changes since mean contemporary pitching is almost irrelevant as a comparison point. The sixties are a distant, distant second place in the whole "no rational frame of reference" game. And I say this as someone whose loved the era ever since you recommended Crazy 08 and The Glory of Their Times to me at the Boston book signing!
(jackalltogether from Boston)
Glad you took me up on those books. There are some really good ones. I also like "The Pitch that Killed," about Ray Chapman and Carl Mays... For me, history, even baseball history, is all about people and their high and low moments, their heroism, their villainy, the fact that they succeeded and failed just like you and me. The challenge as a writer is to bring them to life as people, not just stats. That's what I try to do, though it's sometimes a little difficult in the context of a 1500-word column. Also, even though all the differences you point out are true, a lot of the team-building and strategic problems are relateable. If I ask you to choose between PH A and PH B in a World Series game, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each, we can second-guess along whether we're talking about Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker or Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay. (Steven Goldman)


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