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Lou Boudreau SSIndians

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 7023 .295 .380 .415 .023 2.8
Birth Date7-17-1917
Height5' 11"
Weight185 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 CLE 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE 21 53 256 225 42 58 15 4 0 81 28 24 0 3 19 2 1 .258 .340 .360 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE 22 155 706 627 97 185 46 10 9 278 73 39 2 4 101 6 3 .295 .370 .443 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE 23 148 681 579 95 149 45 8 10 240 85 57 3 14 56 9 4 .257 .355 .415 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE 24 147 604 506 57 143 18 10 2 187 75 39 4 19 58 7 16 .283 .379 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CLE 25 152 649 539 69 154 32 7 3 209 90 31 0 20 67 4 7 .286 .388 .388 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 CLE 26 150 681 584 91 191 45 5 3 255 73 39 5 19 67 11 3 .327 .406 .437 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE 27 97 402 345 50 106 24 1 3 141 35 20 2 20 48 0 4 .307 .374 .409 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE 28 140 571 515 51 151 30 6 6 211 40 14 1 15 62 6 7 .293 .345 .410 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE 29 150 623 538 79 165 45 3 4 228 67 10 4 14 67 1 0 .307 .388 .424 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE 30 152 676 560 116 199 34 6 18 299 98 9 2 16 106 3 2 .355 .453 .534 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE 31 134 561 475 53 135 20 3 4 173 70 10 4 12 60 0 1 .284 .381 .364 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE 32 81 295 260 23 70 13 2 1 90 31 5 1 3 29 1 2 .269 .349 .346 .257 14.1 -2.7 1.1
1951 BOS 33 82 313 273 37 73 18 1 5 108 30 12 6 4 47 1 0 .267 .353 .396 .275 19.1 -1.9 1.8
1952 BOS 34 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .113 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
Career164670236029861177938566682500796309341647895150.295.380.415.02332.9-4.72.8

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 CLE MLB 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 53 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 155 706 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 148 681 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE MLB 147 604 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CLE MLB 152 649 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 CLE MLB 150 681 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 97 402 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 140 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 150 623 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 152 676 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 134 561 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 81 295 .257 .273 .357 .408 .276 .000 97 -1 8.9 3.1 -2.7 0.1 14.1 1.1 14.1 1.1
1951 BOS MLB 82 313 .275 .261 .336 .379 .269 .000 107 5.1 8.8 3.2 -1.9 0.1 19.1 1.8 19.1 1.8
1952 BOS MLB 4 3 .113 .245 .309 .369 .257 .000 109 -0.4 0.1 0 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -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
1938 CLE MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 256 42 58 15 4 0 19 28 24 2 1 .258 .340 .360 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 706 97 185 46 10 9 101 73 39 6 3 .295 .370 .443 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 681 95 149 45 8 10 56 85 57 9 4 .257 .355 .415 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE MLB 604 57 143 18 10 2 58 75 39 7 16 .283 .379 .370 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CLE MLB 649 69 154 32 7 3 67 90 31 4 7 .286 .388 .388 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 CLE MLB 681 91 191 45 5 3 67 73 39 11 3 .327 .406 .437 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 402 50 106 24 1 3 48 35 20 0 4 .307 .374 .409 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 571 51 151 30 6 6 62 40 14 6 7 .293 .345 .410 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 623 79 165 45 3 4 67 67 10 1 0 .307 .388 .424 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 676 116 199 34 6 18 106 98 9 3 2 .355 .453 .534 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 561 53 135 20 3 4 60 70 10 0 1 .284 .381 .364 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 295 23 70 13 2 1 29 31 5 1 2 .269 .349 .346 .077 .257 14.1 -2.7 1.1
1951 BOS MLB 313 37 73 18 1 5 47 30 12 1 0 .267 .353 .396 .128 .275 19.1 -1.9 1.8
1952 BOS MLB 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .113 -0.3 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
Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio DiaryLarry Granillo2013-01-30
Wezen-Ball: The Life of Babe Ruth, IllustratedLarry Granillo2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Fat Elvis' Swan SongJay Jaffe2012-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stats Go Marching In: Bringing Back the Birdie Tebbetts ShiftMax Marchi2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: If the Past is Precedent Then the Tribe Can CrashSteven Goldman2011-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2011-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Mourning for Morneau?Christina Kahrl2011-03-04
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Baseball DigestBob Hertzel2010-09-28
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
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: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #10Steven Goldman2010-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the TrinityJay Jaffe2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Enhanced?Steven Goldman2010-01-18
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
Changing Speeds: The Slash Stat Triple CrownKen Funck2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: On Droughts and DraftsSteven Goldman2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
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 accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Steven Goldman2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Getting ShiftyDan Fox2008-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Narrow MarginsJoe Sheehan2007-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: TragedyWill Carroll2007-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: MythsMaury Brown2006-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Warriors Meets Field of DreamsJim Baker2006-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Plethora of BlundersDan Fox2006-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Frank Thomas' RelocodaJim Baker2006-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
This article requires BP Premium access2005--Setting the Stage: The Secret History of BaseballSteven Goldman2005-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A Hall of FamerNate Silver2004-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThey Wuz Robbed: Tales of Head-Scratching MVP VotingMark Armour2003-09-05
Aim For The Head: Pete Rose and the Hall of FameKeith Woolner2003-08-13
Swinging for the Hall, Part 2: A Non-HOF All-Star TeamMichael Wolverton2002-09-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Dom DiMaggio's recent passing, could you please put his career into historical perspective? How about some sort of "Joe-Independent Career Analysis"?
(BL from Bozeman)
I had to read this three times before I realized you meant DiMaggio-Independent and not Sheehan; I didn't remember Joe writing anything about the Little Professor. Dom was a great ballplayer in his own right, not just because he was Joe's little brother. Writing the day after his death, I said he was like Brett Butler but with more walks and a bit more pop, though it's hard to separate his production from Fenway Park, which was oh so friendly in those days. He was probably a better fielder than Joe--so was older brother Vince, an underrated player for various reasons--but they were all very good outfielders. Some like to see Dom as a Hall of Famer, especially if you give him credit for his missed WW II years, but I don't quite see it that way. It wasn't just the war that shortened his career--he quit when Lou Boudreau decided to bench him in 1953, there's the park factor... I mean, if Phil Rizzuto is in, I guess he could be in, as he performed a similar role--leadoff hitter, defensive centerpiece of a very good team. Then again, Rizzuto had 93 rings and Dom's Red Sox had just the one pennant, and it's kind of a reductionist argument. Anyway, he was a very good player, regardless of his surname. (Steven Goldman)


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