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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 1602 .227 .305 .301 .000 0
Birth Date11-21-1908
Height6' 1"
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
1932 BRO 23 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NY1 24 51 92 87 4 17 3 0 0 20 3 12 0 2 10 0 .195 .222 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NY1 25 42 89 75 10 12 1 0 0 13 13 8 0 1 3 0 .160 .284 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NY1 26 7 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 PHA 26 85 286 257 31 63 10 1 4 87 24 12 0 5 29 0 0 .245 .310 .339 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 DET 34 100 355 313 32 69 7 1 5 93 38 35 1 3 33 1 0 .220 .307 .297 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 DET 35 95 343 300 24 71 13 0 3 93 35 30 1 7 37 8 3 .237 .318 .310 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 DET 36 83 256 234 26 60 12 1 3 83 19 31 1 2 32 4 0 .256 .315 .355 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 DET 37 57 167 139 13 28 5 2 0 37 23 18 0 5 11 2 0 .201 .315 .266 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career5231602141714032151515427157149325155153.227.305.301.0000.00.00.0

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
1932 BRO MLB 3 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NY1 MLB 51 92 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NY1 MLB 42 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NY1 MLB 7 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 PHA MLB 85 286 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 DET MLB 100 355 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 DET MLB 95 343 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 DET MLB 83 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 DET MLB 57 167 .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
1932 BRO MLB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NY1 MLB 92 4 17 3 0 0 10 3 12 0 .195 .222 .230 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 NY1 MLB 89 10 12 1 0 0 3 13 8 0 .160 .284 .173 .013 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 PHA MLB 286 31 63 10 1 4 29 24 12 0 0 .245 .310 .339 .093 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 NY1 MLB 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .250 .500 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 DET MLB 355 32 69 7 1 5 33 38 35 1 0 .220 .307 .297 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 DET MLB 343 24 71 13 0 3 37 35 30 8 3 .237 .318 .310 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 DET MLB 256 26 60 12 1 3 32 19 31 4 0 .256 .315 .355 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 DET MLB 167 13 28 5 2 0 11 23 18 2 0 .201 .315 .266 .065 .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 Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets WaySam Miller2014-07-17
Pebble Hunting: The [Your Team Name Here] Way Power RankingsSam Miller2014-06-26
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-03-09
The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: The Right FieldersJay Jaffe2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: About Those Pitch CountsWill Carroll2010-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The White Rat ReluctantJeff Euston2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?Steven Goldman2010-06-18
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: The Worst Exchange of First Basemen EverSteven Goldman2010-06-04
One-Hoppers: Switch-Pitcher in PinstripesJay Jaffe2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: You Can't Spell 'Genius' with IBBSteven Goldman2009-11-10
You Could Look It Up: A Whiter Shade of Pale HoseSteven Goldman2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Love in the Temperate Zone, Part OneSteven Goldman2008-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Late Standing StartsJim Baker2008-06-20
The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: EqA StreakersJim Baker2005-07-12
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reading any good baseball books these days?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Been bouncing between the Wizard of Waxahachie, on manager Paul Richards, and Cardboard Gods, by recent ProGUESTus contributor Josh Wilker. Oh, and I should mention that I just reread our own Baseball Between the Numbers as we prepare a follow-up to that now-classic tome. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, only Barrow, Weiss, Rickey, and Gillick are in the Hall as "team architects". Who else should be in your opinion? I would nominate Bob Howsam, certainly.
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
Larry MacPhail is too, although he did other things as well, like bringing in radio and lights. Howsam is a good choice. Paul Richards, maybe. I wrote an article here at BP awhile back about John Quinn (http://bit.ly/dHlQNZ) which wasn't intended to argue for enshrinement, but he built three pennant winners for the Braves and got the Phillies very close (the infamous '64 team). (Steven Goldman)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bing Crosby? Speaking of compartmentalizing... It'll be good to see you guys back in Boston this year, even if I still don't know whether to thank you or Kevin for recommending Crazy '08 and The Glory of Their Times. Any recommendations on the baseball book front? I already bought my copy of the annual, I swear
(Jack from Boston)
Thanks for bringing that up... Kevin, Marc Normandin, and I will be appearing in Boston on March 15 and 16. I should mention Washington DC on March 9 as well. Once again, please see the events page. Re baseball books, I've become kind of picky. I've been working through Chris Jaffe's book on managers and will have a review up soon, though not sure if I'll write it up here or for the Pinstriped Bible. Given that some of the book is conceived as a response to a chapter in our Baseball Between the Numbers, I worry that if I review it here it will give the wrong message. I've also been working on the new bio of Paul Richards and really need to get back to that. Unfortunately, a small factual error at the very beginning put me off of it for a bit. (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Phil Hughes staying or going?
(Eric from Manorville)
Bunch of questions about Phil Hughes, though it's possible they're all from the same fellow under multiple aliases. Mom, is that you? Actually, I doubt my mom thinks about Phil Hughes much. She might think about Mickey Mantle sometimes... I think he should stay, and the Yankees will get their reward for putting up with the inconsistency -- ultimately, he'll break through. Now that's what I think, not necessarily what they'll do when/as/if Wang looks ready and Hughes hasn't made a stronger impression, and maybe you can't argue about it if they're still competitive at that point. If they're just string along as they are currently, maybe it's a different matter.

...I should have mentioned Paul Richards before in that manager question. Before my time, but he seemingly had a lot on the ball. In a minor key way, I've also wondered why Jim LeFebrve didn't get more respect given what he accomplished with the M's and the Cubs.

...And why isn't Whitey Herzog in the HOF? (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Won't Paul Richards always be remembered as the guy that tried to turn Goose Gossage into a starter?
(LindInMoskva from DC)
I figured someone would bring that up. That came at the last moment of Richards' career, after 15 years spent in front offices instead of on the field. He was almost 70 years old and his thinking about the value of relievers had become antiquated. I don'[t think his whole career should be judged on the basis of that one bad decision -- which is not to say that he didn't have others -- but we have to take people on balance. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSJoe, I think Paul Richards did that twice, lifting pithers in the middle of no hitters. I think it bit him twice, too... Nice irony, the Rays getting Abreu, given the infamy of Abreu for Kevin Stocker. (Steven Goldman)