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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 4506 .261 .329 .383 .000 0
Birth Date6-15-1912
Height6' 0"
Weight190 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
1935 BOS 23 149 596 525 77 138 27 7 9 206 56 67 3 12 63 6 5 .263 .337 .392 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS 24 16 65 57 6 16 3 1 1 24 7 1 0 1 7 2 1 .281 .359 .421 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA 25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA 26 27 44 43 8 8 1 0 0 9 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 .186 .205 .209 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA 27 144 603 531 71 125 18 6 15 200 57 54 2 13 89 2 3 .235 .312 .377 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA 28 155 622 568 51 150 24 4 12 218 46 54 5 3 73 1 1 .264 .325 .384 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN 29 44 183 166 20 39 8 1 7 70 16 13 1 0 30 0 .235 .306 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHN 29 99 403 359 50 101 20 1 16 171 43 39 1 0 59 2 .281 .360 .476 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BRO 30 17 23 19 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 .053 .217 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHN 30 17 60 56 4 12 1 0 0 13 4 2 0 0 6 0 .214 .267 .232 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 SLA 30 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PHI 31 136 565 508 55 146 19 2 5 184 50 39 2 5 56 2 .287 .354 .362 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT 32 158 659 599 67 173 28 7 12 251 47 56 6 7 101 2 .289 .347 .419 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT 33 144 591 531 57 133 24 8 5 188 51 51 2 7 75 1 .250 .318 .354 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA 34 28 89 80 2 14 1 0 0 15 8 13 0 1 9 0 1 .175 .250 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career11374506404547010561743782155039040122495691811.261.329.383.0000.00.00.0

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
1935 BOS MLB 149 596 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 16 65 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA MLB 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 27 44 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 144 603 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA MLB 155 622 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN MLB 44 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHN MLB 99 403 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BRO MLB 17 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHN MLB 17 60 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 SLA MLB 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PHI MLB 136 565 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT MLB 158 659 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT MLB 144 591 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA MLB 28 89 .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
1935 BOS MLB 596 77 138 27 7 9 63 56 67 6 5 .263 .337 .392 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 65 6 16 3 1 1 7 7 1 2 1 .281 .359 .421 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 44 8 8 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 .186 .205 .209 .023 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 603 71 125 18 6 15 89 57 54 2 3 .235 .312 .377 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA MLB 622 51 150 24 4 12 73 46 54 1 1 .264 .325 .384 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHN MLB 403 50 101 20 1 16 59 43 39 2 .281 .360 .476 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN MLB 183 20 39 8 1 7 30 16 13 0 .235 .306 .422 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BRO MLB 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 .053 .217 .053 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHN MLB 60 4 12 1 0 0 6 4 2 0 .214 .267 .232 .018 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 SLA MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PHI MLB 565 55 146 19 2 5 56 50 39 2 .287 .354 .362 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT MLB 659 67 173 28 7 12 101 47 56 2 .289 .347 .419 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT MLB 591 57 133 24 8 5 75 51 51 1 .250 .318 .354 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA MLB 89 2 14 1 0 0 9 8 13 0 1 .175 .250 .188 .013 .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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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Broadside: Zimmerman, Rendon, and the Nagging Itch to Scratch a McQuinnSteven Goldman2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Never Enough PitchingBen Lindbergh2011-04-12
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Spit and PolishSteven Goldman2008-11-14
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 accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 2Steven Goldman2007-11-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Belt comp at his career peak?
(Karl from Chicago)
I'm so not the guy to answer this question. So on that basis I'll go with part John Olerud, part Babe Dahlgren, and part sad clown. I'll let you pick which parts. (Matthew Kory)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Teixeira, what the heck's going on? Why aren't people talking about it? Can you imagine the Yankaroos with a productive Tex?
(Zebs335 from Boston)
All I know is that the 1939 Yankees were somehow one of the greatest teams of all time with Babe Dahlgren playing first and hitting .235/.312/.377. That said, Teixeira has hit .274/.370/.457 since April, which isn't great but is on the right track. I'm not terribly worried about him. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In your first, and very moving, article at BP (yes, I should have asked you this 4 years ago) you wrote: "There's Joe McCarthy, a manager who never ripped a player in public...until the day he did." I've always wondered who that player was. This can't be Babe Dahlgren is it?
(JimmyJack from Newcastle, WA)
No... It was Joe Page, future ace reliever. He had great stuff but was highly undisciplined off the field. Jerry Coleman told me he was self-destructive, a guy who couldn't let himself succeed. Later, of course, he had a couple of Cy Young-type years as the Yankees' fireman (closer would be the wrong word), but at that time he was still a starter, and failing. McCarthy was under a lot of pressure - drinking, dealing with wartime ballplayers, dealing with Larry MacPhail, who himself was a highly erratic personality due to alcohol, and something about Page just made him snap. While the team was waiting for a flight to take off (and McCarthy didn't like flying either - that was a MacPhail thing), McCarthy sat down next to Page and tore into him in front of the whole team. McCarthy resigned the next day. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Yankees still need a first baseman. When do we get news of a Jim Spencer comeback? Where have you gone, Danny Cater?
(Domina Editrix from Dark Corners of the Mind)
My money is on Babe Dahlgren. Anyway, this is something they can play with for a couple of months and then try a patch in season. If Giambi can't do it (and I'm skeptical), platooning Betemit and Duncan or Ensberg should at least be league average. (Steven Goldman)


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