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Gavvy Cravath RFPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 4645 .287 .380 .478 .000 0
Birth Date3-23-1881
Height5' 10"
Weight186 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
1908 BOS 27 94 327 277 43 71 10 11 1 106 38 52 4 8 34 6 .256 .354 .383 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 CHA 28 19 70 50 7 9 0 0 1 12 19 8 0 1 8 3 .180 .406 .240 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 WS1 28 4 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI 31 130 502 436 63 124 30 9 11 205 47 77 3 16 70 15 .284 .358 .470 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI 32 147 594 525 78 179 34 14 19 298 55 63 3 11 128 10 11 .341 .407 .568 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI 33 149 604 499 76 149 27 8 19 249 83 72 3 19 100 14 .299 .402 .499 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI 34 150 621 522 89 149 31 7 24 266 86 77 6 7 115 11 9 .285 .393 .510 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI 35 137 532 448 70 127 21 8 11 197 64 89 5 15 70 9 .283 .379 .440 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI 36 140 590 503 70 141 29 16 12 238 70 57 1 16 83 6 .280 .369 .473 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 PHI 37 121 489 426 43 99 27 5 8 160 54 46 1 8 54 7 .232 .320 .376 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 PHI 38 83 255 214 34 73 18 5 12 137 35 21 2 4 45 8 .341 .438 .640 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 PHI 39 46 54 45 2 13 5 0 1 21 9 12 0 0 11 0 0 .289 .407 .467 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career1220464539515751134232831191889561578281057198920.287.380.478.0000.00.00.0

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
1908 BOS MLB 94 327 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 CHA MLB 19 70 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 WS1 MLB 4 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI MLB 130 502 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI MLB 147 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI MLB 149 604 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI MLB 150 621 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI MLB 137 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI MLB 140 590 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 PHI MLB 121 489 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 PHI MLB 83 255 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 PHI MLB 46 54 .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
1908 BOS MLB 327 43 71 10 11 1 34 38 52 6 .256 .354 .383 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 CHA MLB 70 7 9 0 0 1 8 19 8 3 .180 .406 .240 .060 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 WS1 MLB 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI MLB 502 63 124 30 9 11 70 47 77 15 .284 .358 .470 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI MLB 594 78 179 34 14 19 128 55 63 10 11 .341 .407 .568 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI MLB 604 76 149 27 8 19 100 83 72 14 .299 .402 .499 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI MLB 621 89 149 31 7 24 115 86 77 11 9 .285 .393 .510 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI MLB 532 70 127 21 8 11 70 64 89 9 .283 .379 .440 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI MLB 590 70 141 29 16 12 83 70 57 6 .280 .369 .473 .193 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 PHI MLB 489 43 99 27 5 8 54 54 46 7 .232 .320 .376 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 PHI MLB 255 34 73 18 5 12 45 35 21 8 .341 .438 .640 .299 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 PHI MLB 54 2 13 5 0 1 11 9 12 0 0 .289 .407 .467 .178 .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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BP Articles

Gavvy Cravath is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Nationals Disgrace?Steven Goldman2009-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bill NowlinDavid Laurila2009-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1915, the Year of NothingSteven Goldman2008-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dan LevittDavid Laurila2007-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: BookishJoe Sheehan2003-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Phillies' biggest power threat in the 1915 World Series was Gavvy Cravath. Is it fair to say that he was a far superior hitter to Ryan Howard?
(Cambridge from BP Northeast)
I love my readers. I mean that sincerely. Let's take the question seriously and take a look at the translated stats at BP provided by Clay Davenport III. Clay fixes Cravath's 1915, by far his best season at 10.6 WARP, at .278/.399/.628 with 55 HR, 104 BB, 124 Ks. Howard's numbers, subject to the same translation, come out to .250/.340/.559. Now, what you have to keep in mind is that Howard is a giant of a man even by our meat-eating standards today, whereas Cravath had the smaller stature of a man born in 1881 (perspective: FDR was born in 1882). As such, I doubt there's any real comparison, but in context, yes, Cravath was the man. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Bringing up Gavvy Cravath led to my missing most of that last half-inning while discussing another former Phillie--Ed Delahanty--with my wife. (Steven Goldman)