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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 9660 .340 .447 .632 .000 0
Birth Date6-19-1903
Height6' 0"
Weight200 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
1923 NYA 20 13 29 26 6 11 4 1 1 20 2 5 0 1 9 0 0 .423 .464 .769 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NYA 21 10 13 12 2 6 1 0 0 7 1 3 0 0 5 0 0 .500 .538 .583 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NYA 22 126 497 437 73 129 23 10 20 232 46 49 2 12 68 6 3 .295 .365 .531 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 NYA 23 155 696 572 135 179 47 20 16 314 105 73 1 18 109 6 5 .313 .420 .549 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NYA 24 155 717 584 149 218 52 18 47 447 109 84 3 21 175 10 8 .373 .474 .765 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 NYA 25 154 677 562 139 210 47 13 27 364 95 69 4 16 142 4 11 .374 .467 .648 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 NYA 26 154 692 553 127 166 32 10 35 323 122 68 5 12 126 4 3 .300 .431 .584 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 NYA 27 154 703 581 143 220 42 17 41 419 101 63 3 18 174 12 14 .379 .473 .721 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 NYA 28 155 738 619 163 211 31 15 46 410 117 56 0 2 184 17 12 .341 .446 .662 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 NYA 29 156 708 596 138 208 42 9 34 370 108 38 3 1 151 4 11 .349 .451 .621 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NYA 30 152 687 593 138 198 41 12 32 359 92 42 1 1 139 9 13 .334 .424 .605 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NYA 31 154 690 579 128 210 40 6 49 409 109 31 2 0 165 9 5 .363 .465 .706 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NYA 32 149 672 535 125 176 26 10 30 312 132 38 5 0 119 8 7 .329 .466 .583 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 NYA 33 155 719 579 167 205 37 7 49 403 130 46 7 3 152 3 4 .354 .478 .696 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA 34 157 700 569 138 200 37 9 37 366 127 49 4 0 159 4 3 .351 .473 .643 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA 35 157 689 576 115 170 32 6 29 301 107 75 5 1 114 6 1 .295 .410 .523 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA 36 8 33 28 2 4 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .273 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career2164966080011888272153416349350601508790451061992102100.340.447.632.0000.00.00.0

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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
1923 NYA MLB 13 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NYA MLB 10 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NYA MLB 126 497 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 NYA MLB 155 696 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NYA MLB 155 717 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 NYA MLB 154 677 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 NYA MLB 154 692 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 NYA MLB 154 703 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 NYA MLB 155 738 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 NYA MLB 156 708 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NYA MLB 152 687 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NYA MLB 154 690 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NYA MLB 149 672 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 NYA MLB 155 719 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA MLB 157 700 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 157 689 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 8 33 .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
1923 NYA MLB 29 6 11 4 1 1 9 2 5 0 0 .423 .464 .769 .346 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NYA MLB 13 2 6 1 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 .500 .538 .583 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NYA MLB 497 73 129 23 10 20 68 46 49 6 3 .295 .365 .531 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 NYA MLB 696 135 179 47 20 16 109 105 73 6 5 .313 .420 .549 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NYA MLB 717 149 218 52 18 47 175 109 84 10 8 .373 .474 .765 .392 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 NYA MLB 677 139 210 47 13 27 142 95 69 4 11 .374 .467 .648 .274 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 NYA MLB 692 127 166 32 10 35 126 122 68 4 3 .300 .431 .584 .284 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 NYA MLB 703 143 220 42 17 41 174 101 63 12 14 .379 .473 .721 .343 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 NYA MLB 738 163 211 31 15 46 184 117 56 17 12 .341 .446 .662 .321 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 NYA MLB 708 138 208 42 9 34 151 108 38 4 11 .349 .451 .621 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NYA MLB 687 138 198 41 12 32 139 92 42 9 13 .334 .424 .605 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NYA MLB 690 128 210 40 6 49 165 109 31 9 5 .363 .465 .706 .344 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NYA MLB 672 125 176 26 10 30 119 132 38 8 7 .329 .466 .583 .254 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 NYA MLB 719 167 205 37 7 49 152 130 46 3 4 .354 .478 .696 .342 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 NYA MLB 700 138 200 37 9 37 159 127 49 4 3 .351 .473 .643 .292 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 689 115 170 32 6 29 114 107 75 6 1 .295 .410 .523 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 33 2 4 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 .143 .273 .143 .000 .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

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

Compensation

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which team says no to a trade of Werth for Dunn? I know Werth was better last year (and probably in the future), but his contract is worse, right?
(Kent from Coppell TX)
Werth's contract is worse. I suspect Dunn will rebound some, unless there are medical or psychological issues we don't know about. It's hard to think of anyone this side of Lou Gehrig who got so bad so fast, and it's tempting to chalk the whole thing up to a kind of spectacular prank by the universe. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)So just how poorly would I have to hit/field this season to force the Yankees hand regarding a position/batting order shift?
(#2 ... Derek Jeter ... #2 from NYC)
It would have to be an utter collapse on the order of Lou Gehrig 1939. Let's hope that doesn't happen. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)At the risk of being out-and-out offensive, do you have any affinity for Gary Cooper?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Not his politics, and I can't claim to have seen even a majority of his 100-plus films, but in certain parts he's quite good, such as the professor in "Ball of Fire," or "High Noon," a movie that probably clashed with his own sensitivities. Overall, I find him stiff and almost nervous-seeming in many parts, wondering what he's doing there. Recently TCM had "Friendly Persuasion" on a couple of times and I caught pieces of it--he played an 1860s Quaker. Scary stuff. And just to bring this back to baseball, I find his Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees" endearing but overly simplified and unrealistic. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can't we all feel more comfortable with an opening class of 10 of Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Honus Wanger?
(Bernard from Jersey City)
That's a great place to start. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has it always been common for spring training games to end in a tie? Is the frustration of old school pitchers argueing about the deflated value of wins in Cy Young voting quietly relevant? Where does Lou Gehrig rank as an all time Yankee?
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
(1) Yes. No reason to stress your pitchers in an exhibition.
(2) No. Wins never should have been part of the discussion. Sorry that the march of progress has devalued something they were brought up to believe in, but that's the way it goes (see also race relations or our current debate on homosexual marriage).
(3) Gehrig is way up there. Not the very top, because he wasn't a great defender playing one of the easier positions, but he was a hell of a hitter, and the way he was built he would have been a strapping physical specimen in any era. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)I saw your post on Lou Gehrig on the Pinstriped Bible. I looked up Gehrig's minor league records on Baseball Reference and there's no data for the 1922 season. My guess is that the records are simply missing but I was wondering if you could shed any light on that.
(CTYankee from Hamden, CT)
This is all from memory, so if I screw up the fine details here, forgive me: In 1921, Gehrig was scouted by the Giants and was encouraged by John McGraw to turn pro and play in the minors, albeit under an assumed name so that he could retain his college eligibility. Gehrig did this at first (I think he played under the name Louis), but soon realized that McGraw had asked him to make a risky move and quickly left and went back to college. For this he always resented McGraw, who, Gehrig felt, had taken advantage of his youth and inexperience. The reason you see that gap is that he spent 1922 at Columbia University, batting balls off the library. His career resumed in 1923 when he was more legitimately signed by the Yankees. (Steven Goldman)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So where do I get photos of Lou Gehrig without a shirt?
(carina from ny)
Not the one I was thinking of, but a quick search of Google shows this one- http://www.maniacworld.com/Lou-Gehrig-The-Pride-of-the-Yankees.jpg - which I believe is a still from a film taken at spring training... There's a more common one that's been in a couple of books about Gehrig, but if I go digging around in my stacks for it this chat will have to take a 30 minute hiatus. I not only need a nanny, I need a librarian.

...This year marks the 70th anniversary of Gehrig's farewell speech, and MLB is going to do some cool things to celebrate it, tying in to ALS research. (Steven Goldman)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whenever I hear someone singing the blues about Robinson Cano, I think of Horace Clarke. I was 7-years old when Clarke took over 2B for Bobby Richardson. The Yanks’ switch-hitting second baseman of the late 60s/early 70s - best known for breaking up no-hitters in the 9th inning three times in 1970, and rarely turning the double-play - actually had a fairly productive season in 1969 with career highs in nearly every offensive category. But what still blows my mind is his 9 – yes nine! – extra-base hits in 579 at-bats in 1968, Compared to “Hoss,” Robinson Cano IS Rod Carew; heck compared to Clarke, Cano is LOU GEHRIG!!
(rich from nj)
The problem with Cano is that he's inconsistent, and as I have written many times, he kills you when he's cold. In contrast, let me offer Nick Swisher, who batted something like .150 in May but still had a .311 OBP because he took a ton of walks. Cano can be on a hot streak and still not produce a .311 OBP. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the benefit of (marginal) hindsight, how big a mistake was the BBWAA snub of Will Clark? What do you think the chances of the VC (in whatever structure it holds in 17 years) will redress this omission? Thanks for answering.
(rawagman from Work)
I'll take this one and then one more...

I don't know that Clark was a huge mistake. My system now shows him at 105.2 career, 65.8 peak, 85.5 JAWS, where the HOF 1B benchmark is at 115.1/66.9/91.0 - it's risen because Clay Davenport's WARP tweaks have given 19th and early 20th century players like Cap Anson, Roger Connor and Dan Brouthers far more value than they had before, enough to wrestle the top spot from Lou Gehrig. I'm not entirely comfortable with those tweaks, but it would appear Clark is a borderline guy at best. He'll have a chance if the VC ever clears out the deadwood that's clogged up the past several ballots, but guys who retire at 36 don't get a whole lot of charity from the voters. (Jay Jaffe)


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