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Portrait of Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson CFCubs

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 5556 .307 .395 .545 .000 0
Birth Date4-26-1900
Height5' 6"
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
1923 NY1 23 3 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NY1 24 107 434 383 62 113 19 12 10 186 44 46 1 6 57 4 3 .295 .369 .486 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NY1 25 62 206 180 28 43 7 4 6 76 21 33 1 4 30 5 2 .239 .322 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN 26 142 613 529 97 170 36 8 21 285 69 61 6 9 109 10 .321 .406 .539 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 CHN 27 146 646 551 119 175 30 12 30 319 71 70 6 18 129 13 .318 .401 .579 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CHN 28 145 623 520 89 163 32 9 31 306 77 94 2 24 120 4 .313 .404 .588 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN 29 150 670 574 135 198 30 5 39 355 78 83 2 16 159 3 .345 .425 .618 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN 30 155 709 585 146 208 35 6 56 423 105 84 1 18 191 3 .356 .454 .723 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN 31 112 458 395 66 103 22 4 13 172 63 69 0 0 61 1 .261 .362 .435 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO 32 135 539 481 77 143 37 5 23 259 51 85 1 6 123 2 .297 .366 .538 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO 33 117 413 360 41 96 13 2 9 140 52 50 0 1 54 7 .267 .359 .389 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO 34 67 212 172 24 45 5 0 6 68 40 33 0 0 27 0 .262 .401 .395 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 PHI 34 7 23 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 3 0 .100 .217 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career1348555647608841461266672442593674713201021063525.307.395.545.0000.00.00.0

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
1923 NY1 MLB 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NY1 MLB 107 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NY1 MLB 62 206 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN MLB 142 613 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 CHN MLB 146 646 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CHN MLB 145 623 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN MLB 150 670 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN MLB 155 709 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN MLB 112 458 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO MLB 135 539 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO MLB 117 413 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO MLB 67 212 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 PHI MLB 7 23 .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 NY1 MLB 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NY1 MLB 434 62 113 19 12 10 57 44 46 4 3 .295 .369 .486 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 NY1 MLB 206 28 43 7 4 6 30 21 33 5 2 .239 .322 .422 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN MLB 613 97 170 36 8 21 109 69 61 10 .321 .406 .539 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 CHN MLB 646 119 175 30 12 30 129 71 70 13 .318 .401 .579 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CHN MLB 623 89 163 32 9 31 120 77 94 4 .313 .404 .588 .275 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN MLB 670 135 198 30 5 39 159 78 83 3 .345 .425 .618 .274 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN MLB 709 146 208 35 6 56 191 105 84 3 .356 .454 .723 .368 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN MLB 458 66 103 22 4 13 61 63 69 1 .261 .362 .435 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 BRO MLB 539 77 143 37 5 23 123 51 85 2 .297 .366 .538 .241 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 BRO MLB 413 41 96 13 2 9 54 52 50 7 .267 .359 .389 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 PHI MLB 23 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 .100 .217 .100 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BRO MLB 212 24 45 5 0 6 27 40 33 0 .262 .401 .395 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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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
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Weirdness of Walking Barry BondsSam Miller2014-01-03
Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Turning 30 is So Much Better if You Don't Play BaseballBrian MacPherson2013-03-26
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Former AstrosGeoff Young2013-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Pebble Hunting: A Hall of Fame Brochure for Ryan KleskoSam Miller2012-12-03
Inside The Park Blog: Wrigley vs. the CellBradford Doolittle2012-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Resetting the StandardJay Jaffe2011-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: The Ramos and Rhem KidnappingsSteven Goldman2011-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and AnonymousSteven Goldman2011-10-07
Wezen-Ball: Remembering Ripken and "Unassailable" RecordsLarry Granillo2011-09-08
The BP Broadside: What the Heck is an RBI Whore?Steven Goldman2011-05-27
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Miguel Cabrera's Grapes of FollySteven Goldman2011-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Unbreakable RecordsBob Hertzel2010-09-07
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Worst Hitting with John Gochnaur vs. Julio Borbon, plus Minors Players as Majors ManagersSteven Goldman2010-05-22
One-Hoppers: Willie Davis (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-03-17
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Capital Offenses?Christina Kahrl2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds CampaignsJay Jaffe2010-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
You Could Look It Up: Walkless in WrigleyvilleSteven Goldman2009-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bradleygate?Joe Sheehan2009-09-21
Prospectus Idol Entry: The Little Big Man AwardsKen Funck2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Josh and Shufflin' PhilSteven Goldman2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Free Lottery Tickets?Joe Sheehan2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Hamiltonian RecordsSteven Goldman2008-06-10
You Could Look It Up: The Dual-Ball EraSteven Goldman2008-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Hit Second and Like ItSteven Goldman2008-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Wrigleyville AgoniesSteven Goldman2007-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A-Rod 200?Joe Sheehan2007-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessAbout Outs: Rethinking Normalized League ValuesClay Davenport2006-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Headed for the HallJim Baker2006-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Welcome FreshmenJim Baker2005-11-29
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: It's Saturday and I Have to Take My Daughter to See ''Shrek 2'' EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: PrejudicesSteven Goldman2004-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I desperately want a 1894 Boileryard Clarke Orioles jersey, but with no numbers and no name on the back people wouldn't get it. And I don't have the handlebar moustache to pull it off anyway.
(Drungo from SoMd)
I think I might break with authenticity there and just have "Boileryard" put on the back. Shame the Cubs didn't adopt numbers until Hack Wilson left. He did wear #4 with the Dodgers... (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantastic essay on Paul Waner... how many players have you come across from the Pre-WW II era that could be considered highly-functioning alcoholics, using booze as a 'PAD' (performance altering drug)?
(BL from Bozeman)
Thanks! Alcoholism was epidemic in baseball at least into the early 1960s, and it almost certainly hurt far more players than it helped. Probably the most famous example of a career destroyed by demon rum is that of Hack Wilson, but there are dozens and dozens more. The weird dichotomy is, and I was a bit uncomfortable telling some of the Waner/drinking stories because of this, that even though guys were killing themselves, this was often a source of fun, at least for baseball writers. You read a lot of stories about Bugs Raymond, the 1910s pitcher for the Giants who used to trade balls from the bullpen for beers, but John McGraw found him too often soused to be usable, cut him, and he had his head stomped in in a bar fight the next year. There's more of that then the "fun and successful drunk," but we hear a lot more about the latter. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was their ever a player with more of a stocky build than Hack Wilson? He looks ridiculous!
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
In my book "Forging Genius," I said that Hack looked like Popeye or an inverted bowling pin. I don't think Yogi Berra was too different, maybe even Kirby Puckett. Ever see the pictures of Wilson standing next to Ruth and Gehrig? Looks like they're hanging out with someone from a circus sideshow. They tower over him. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)SAT Question Time: The 2008 Chicago Cubs will end up looking the most like A) the 1907 Cubs B) the 1929 Cubs or C) the 1984 Cubs?
(Ali Nagib from Chicago)
Hrm, interesting... in '29, Hack Wilson frightened people in the field; in '84, Keith Moreland frighened people in the field; and in '08, Soriano frightens people in the field. I'm inclined to go with '84. Just keep Derrek Lee's glove away from the Gatorade. (Christina Kahrl)


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