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Al Lopez CPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 6607 .261 .326 .337 .000 0
Birth Date8-20-1908
Height5' 11"
Weight165 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
1928 BRO 19 3 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 BRO 21 128 466 421 60 130 20 4 6 176 33 35 2 10 57 3 .309 .362 .418 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 BRO 22 111 392 360 38 97 13 4 0 118 28 33 1 3 40 1 .269 .324 .328 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO 23 126 444 404 44 111 18 6 1 144 34 35 0 6 43 3 .275 .331 .356 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO 24 126 403 372 39 112 11 4 3 140 21 39 0 10 41 10 .301 .338 .376 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO 25 140 504 439 58 120 23 2 7 168 49 44 2 14 54 2 .273 .349 .383 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BRO 26 128 425 379 50 95 12 4 3 124 35 36 1 10 39 2 .251 .316 .327 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BSN 27 128 470 426 46 103 12 5 7 146 41 41 2 1 50 1 .242 .311 .343 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BSN 28 105 378 334 31 68 11 1 3 90 35 57 1 8 38 3 .204 .281 .269 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BSN 29 71 256 236 19 63 6 1 1 74 11 24 2 7 14 5 .267 .305 .314 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BSN 30 131 463 412 32 104 22 1 8 152 40 45 0 11 49 1 .252 .319 .369 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BSN 31 36 126 119 20 35 3 1 2 46 6 8 0 1 17 1 .294 .328 .387 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 PIT 31 59 191 174 15 45 6 2 1 58 13 13 0 4 24 5 .259 .310 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 PIT 32 114 354 317 33 84 9 1 5 110 31 23 0 6 43 0 .265 .330 .347 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 PIT 33 103 331 289 17 74 8 2 1 89 34 17 2 6 26 0 .256 .338 .308 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PIT 34 118 428 372 40 98 9 4 1 118 44 25 0 12 39 2 .263 .341 .317 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT 35 115 371 331 27 76 12 1 1 93 34 24 1 5 34 4 .230 .303 .281 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT 36 91 280 243 22 53 8 0 0 61 35 12 0 2 18 1 .218 .317 .251 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 PIT 37 56 177 150 13 46 2 0 1 51 23 14 0 4 12 1 .307 .399 .340 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE 38 61 136 126 9 33 1 0 0 34 9 13 0 1 14 1 1 .262 .311 .270 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career19506607591661315472064351199255653814121652461.261.326.337.0000.00.00.0

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
1928 BRO MLB 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 BRO MLB 128 466 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 BRO MLB 111 392 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO MLB 126 444 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO MLB 126 403 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO MLB 140 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BRO MLB 128 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BSN MLB 128 470 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BSN MLB 105 378 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BSN MLB 71 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BSN MLB 131 463 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BSN MLB 36 126 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 PIT MLB 59 191 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 PIT MLB 114 354 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 PIT MLB 103 331 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PIT MLB 118 428 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT MLB 115 371 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT MLB 91 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 PIT MLB 56 177 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 61 136 .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
1928 BRO MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 BRO MLB 466 60 130 20 4 6 57 33 35 3 .309 .362 .418 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 BRO MLB 392 38 97 13 4 0 40 28 33 1 .269 .324 .328 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO MLB 444 44 111 18 6 1 43 34 35 3 .275 .331 .356 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO MLB 403 39 112 11 4 3 41 21 39 10 .301 .338 .376 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO MLB 504 58 120 23 2 7 54 49 44 2 .273 .349 .383 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BRO MLB 425 50 95 12 4 3 39 35 36 2 .251 .316 .327 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BSN MLB 470 46 103 12 5 7 50 41 41 1 .242 .311 .343 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BSN MLB 378 31 68 11 1 3 38 35 57 3 .204 .281 .269 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BSN MLB 256 19 63 6 1 1 14 11 24 5 .267 .305 .314 .047 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BSN MLB 463 32 104 22 1 8 49 40 45 1 .252 .319 .369 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BSN MLB 126 20 35 3 1 2 17 6 8 1 .294 .328 .387 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 PIT MLB 191 15 45 6 2 1 24 13 13 5 .259 .310 .333 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 PIT MLB 354 33 84 9 1 5 43 31 23 0 .265 .330 .347 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 PIT MLB 331 17 74 8 2 1 26 34 17 0 .256 .338 .308 .052 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 PIT MLB 428 40 98 9 4 1 39 44 25 2 .263 .341 .317 .054 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 PIT MLB 371 27 76 12 1 1 34 34 24 4 .230 .303 .281 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 PIT MLB 280 22 53 8 0 0 18 35 12 1 .218 .317 .251 .033 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 PIT MLB 177 13 46 2 0 1 12 23 14 1 .307 .399 .340 .033 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 136 9 33 1 0 0 14 9 13 1 1 .262 .311 .270 .008 .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

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
108 Stitches: A Chat with Earl WeaverDan Evans2013-01-21
Wezen-Ball: Baiting an Umpire - with Glue!Larry Granillo2012-04-26
The BP Broadside: Zimmerman, Rendon, and the Nagging Itch to Scratch a McQuinnSteven Goldman2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Tony La RussaLarry Granillo2011-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Leyland's Cooperstown CaseJay Jaffe2011-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Goodbye, Old PalSteven Goldman2010-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
You Could Look It Up: Why Babe Phelps and I Weren't in St. Louis Last WeekSteven Goldman2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Herb ScoreSteven Goldman2008-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Spit and PolishSteven Goldman2008-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Under ReviewJohn Perrotto2008-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Shedding the Tools of IgnoranceJoe Sheehan2003-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessAim For The Head: Are Balanced Lineups Better?Keith Woolner2002-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessAim For The Head: Are Balanced Lineups Better?Rodger A. Payne2002-11-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Pudge about to break the record for games caught, I'm wondering why almost all the top 10 leaders (Al Lopez the exception) are from fairly recent times. It's the opposite historical trend from complete games, innings pitched, etc. Are there people grousing (conversely from Bob Feller) about how all those old-time catchers were a bunch of sissies compared to modern iron-men catchers? Why the longevity now?
(keef66 from Spartanburg, SC)
The expectations for catchers were different in the past. They weren't usually counted on offensively, which meant they were more interchangeable and could be rested more often, whereas taking Johnny Bench out of the lineup could kill you. The evolution of catching equipment was also slow and there were a lot more injuries, and thus a greater tolerance for vacation time. (Steven Goldman)


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