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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 6536 .268 .357 .466 .018 1.8
Birth Date2-18-1915
Height5' 10"
Weight180 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
1938 NYA 23 127 520 458 83 117 24 7 25 230 56 72 3 3 97 11 3 .255 .340 .502 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA 24 151 648 567 92 161 32 5 28 287 75 57 2 4 111 11 10 .284 .370 .506 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA 25 155 677 616 112 173 32 10 30 315 52 57 3 6 103 18 8 .281 .340 .511 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 NYA 26 156 665 588 104 162 26 7 24 274 72 80 4 1 87 10 9 .276 .358 .466 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 NYA 27 147 625 538 88 173 29 4 18 264 79 95 1 7 103 12 6 .322 .409 .491 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NYA 28 152 650 543 82 135 28 5 17 224 98 75 2 7 69 4 7 .249 .365 .413 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA 31 112 431 376 35 79 15 0 11 127 49 72 4 2 47 2 5 .210 .308 .338 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE 32 155 626 562 89 153 27 6 29 279 62 49 1 1 93 7 3 .272 .346 .496 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE 33 144 633 550 96 154 21 4 32 279 77 68 3 3 124 5 2 .280 .371 .507 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE 34 148 632 541 74 136 18 3 20 220 83 33 4 4 84 5 6 .251 .355 .407 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE 35 119 429 368 59 87 12 1 19 158 56 44 2 3 57 4 1 .236 .340 .429 .278 22.3 -3.5 1.8
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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
1938 NYA MLB 127 520 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 151 648 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA MLB 155 677 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 NYA MLB 156 665 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 NYA MLB 147 625 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NYA MLB 152 650 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA MLB 112 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 155 626 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 144 633 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 148 632 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 119 429 .278 .271 .354 .407 .274 .000 96 8.9 13.0 -0.6 -3.5 2.4 22.3 1.8 22.3 1.8

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
1938 NYA MLB 520 83 117 24 7 25 97 56 72 11 3 .255 .340 .502 .247 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 648 92 161 32 5 28 111 75 57 11 10 .284 .370 .506 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 NYA MLB 677 112 173 32 10 30 103 52 57 18 8 .281 .340 .511 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 NYA MLB 665 104 162 26 7 24 87 72 80 10 9 .276 .358 .466 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 NYA MLB 625 88 173 29 4 18 103 79 95 12 6 .322 .409 .491 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NYA MLB 650 82 135 28 5 17 69 98 75 4 7 .249 .365 .413 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA MLB 431 35 79 15 0 11 47 49 72 2 5 .210 .308 .338 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 626 89 153 27 6 29 93 62 49 7 3 .272 .346 .496 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 633 96 154 21 4 32 124 77 68 5 2 .280 .371 .507 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 632 74 136 18 3 20 84 83 33 5 6 .251 .355 .407 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 429 59 87 12 1 19 57 56 44 4 1 .236 .340 .429 .193 .278 22.3 -3.5 1.8

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Is 12 Enough for Ichiro?Michael Bates2012-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Fat Elvis' Swan SongJay Jaffe2012-08-31
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Burden of Batting FourthSam Miller2012-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneBen Lindbergh2012-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneSteven Goldman2012-02-28
The BP Broadside: Zimmerman, Rendon, and the Nagging Itch to Scratch a McQuinnSteven Goldman2012-02-27
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and AnonymousSteven Goldman2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and BlylevenJay Jaffe2011-07-23
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
Changing Speeds: The Slash Stat Triple CrownKen Funck2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: How Things Have ChangedSteven Goldman2009-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff KentJay Jaffe2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall GameJay Jaffe2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Rolling into TownJoe Sheehan2008-12-08
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Herb ScoreSteven Goldman2008-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Comebacks and ThrowbacksJohn Perrotto2008-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Steven Goldman2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Clay Davenport2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 2Steven Goldman2007-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 19thJay Jaffe2006-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Witch HuntJoe Sheehan2006-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Reasons to BelieveDayn Perry2005-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A New Look at AgingNate Silver2005-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Rare Dick Weik Mention EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessLeast Competent Criminals: The Least Efficient Base-Stealing Teams EverJim Baker2004-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a Yankees fan, but I am a Joe Gordon fan. I was wondering what you think about him getting into the Hall of Fame?
(HonusCobb from Hopedale, IL)
I thought it was way overdue. His was another shortened, WW II-affected career, but you don't have to make too many allowances for that given an MVP award, nine All-Star games, a bunch of pennants with two organizations, a top-flight defensive rep, and 253 home runs at second base (despite his playing in a park that killed right-handed hitters). He would have been a favorite of mine had I been around, and he's kind of a favorite anyway. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay. Thanks for chatting. The more I read about Joe Gordon, the more he seems to be a truly great player who's career was effected by WWII. Give him those 3 seasons and he stacks up well against HOF 2nd baseman. What are you thoughts?
(ripfan008 from Baltimore)
I've looked at Gordon's case via the lens of JAWS a couple times, and I'm due for a new set of numbers to run through this year's VC and BBWAA ballots soon.

Gordon was impressive in his prime, and while we can adequately extrapolate for the missing military service years (of which there were only two, 1944-1945, followed by a horrendous 1946 performance), the fact that he retired after his Age 35 season ultimately hurts his cause far more. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, Do you think of the players on the new Veteran's Committee ballot belong in the HOF? Thanks for chatting.
(collins from greenville nc)
I think Bill Dahlen does, and I'd be willing to consider Joe Gordon given the impact of World War II service on his career, but I'm far more interested in seeing cases like Bobby Grich, Lou Whitaker and Dwight Evans come up for a vote than some of these oldtimers. (Jay Jaffe)


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