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Joe Cronin SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 8838 .301 .390 .468 .000 0
Birth Date10-12-1906
Height5' 11"
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
1926 PIT 19 38 92 83 9 22 2 2 0 28 6 15 0 3 11 0 .265 .315 .337 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 PIT 20 12 24 22 2 5 1 0 0 6 2 3 0 0 3 0 .227 .292 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 WS1 21 63 259 227 23 55 10 4 0 73 22 27 0 10 25 4 0 .242 .309 .322 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 WS1 22 145 601 494 72 139 29 8 8 208 85 37 1 21 61 5 9 .281 .388 .421 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 WS1 23 154 686 587 127 203 41 9 13 301 72 36 5 22 126 17 10 .346 .422 .513 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 WS1 24 156 700 611 103 187 44 13 12 293 81 52 4 4 126 10 9 .306 .391 .480 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 WS1 25 143 629 557 95 177 43 18 6 274 66 45 3 3 116 7 5 .318 .393 .492 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 WS1 26 152 696 602 89 186 45 11 5 268 87 49 2 5 118 5 4 .309 .398 .445 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 WS1 27 127 567 504 68 143 30 9 7 212 53 28 1 9 101 8 0 .284 .353 .421 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS 28 144 630 556 70 164 37 14 9 256 63 40 3 8 95 3 3 .295 .370 .460 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS 29 81 334 295 36 83 22 4 2 119 32 21 1 6 43 1 3 .281 .354 .403 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS 30 148 671 570 102 175 40 4 18 277 84 73 6 11 110 5 3 .307 .402 .486 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BOS 31 143 637 530 98 172 51 5 17 284 91 60 5 11 94 7 5 .325 .428 .536 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BOS 32 143 627 520 97 160 33 3 19 256 87 48 0 20 107 6 6 .308 .407 .492 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BOS 33 149 645 548 104 156 35 6 24 275 83 65 1 13 111 7 5 .285 .380 .502 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BOS 34 143 615 518 98 161 38 8 16 263 82 55 1 14 95 1 4 .311 .406 .508 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BOS 35 45 95 79 7 24 3 0 4 39 15 21 0 1 24 0 1 .304 .415 .494 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 BOS 36 59 88 77 8 24 4 0 5 43 11 4 0 0 29 0 0 .312 .398 .558 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 BOS 37 76 231 191 24 46 7 0 5 68 34 19 1 5 28 1 4 .241 .358 .356 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 BOS 38 3 11 8 1 3 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .545 .375 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
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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
1926 PIT MLB 38 92 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 PIT MLB 12 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 WS1 MLB 63 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 WS1 MLB 145 601 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 WS1 MLB 154 686 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 WS1 MLB 156 700 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 WS1 MLB 143 629 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 WS1 MLB 152 696 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 WS1 MLB 127 567 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS MLB 144 630 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 81 334 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS MLB 148 671 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BOS MLB 143 637 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BOS MLB 143 627 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BOS MLB 149 645 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BOS MLB 143 615 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BOS MLB 45 95 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 BOS MLB 59 88 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 BOS MLB 76 231 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 BOS MLB 3 11 .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
1926 PIT MLB 92 9 22 2 2 0 11 6 15 0 .265 .315 .337 .072 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 PIT MLB 24 2 5 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 .227 .292 .273 .045 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 WS1 MLB 259 23 55 10 4 0 25 22 27 4 0 .242 .309 .322 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 WS1 MLB 601 72 139 29 8 8 61 85 37 5 9 .281 .388 .421 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 WS1 MLB 686 127 203 41 9 13 126 72 36 17 10 .346 .422 .513 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 WS1 MLB 700 103 187 44 13 12 126 81 52 10 9 .306 .391 .480 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 WS1 MLB 629 95 177 43 18 6 116 66 45 7 5 .318 .393 .492 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 WS1 MLB 696 89 186 45 11 5 118 87 49 5 4 .309 .398 .445 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 WS1 MLB 567 68 143 30 9 7 101 53 28 8 0 .284 .353 .421 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS MLB 630 70 164 37 14 9 95 63 40 3 3 .295 .370 .460 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 334 36 83 22 4 2 43 32 21 1 3 .281 .354 .403 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS MLB 671 102 175 40 4 18 110 84 73 5 3 .307 .402 .486 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 BOS MLB 637 98 172 51 5 17 94 91 60 7 5 .325 .428 .536 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 BOS MLB 627 97 160 33 3 19 107 87 48 6 6 .308 .407 .492 .185 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BOS MLB 645 104 156 35 6 24 111 83 65 7 5 .285 .380 .502 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BOS MLB 615 98 161 38 8 16 95 82 55 1 4 .311 .406 .508 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BOS MLB 95 7 24 3 0 4 24 15 21 0 1 .304 .415 .494 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 BOS MLB 88 8 24 4 0 5 29 11 4 0 0 .312 .398 .558 .247 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 BOS MLB 231 24 46 7 0 5 28 34 19 1 4 .241 .358 .356 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 BOS MLB 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 .375 .545 .375 .000 .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
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 25, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-25
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
Wezen-Ball: Joe Engel Trades for a TurkeyLarry Granillo2012-11-20
Baseball ProGUESTus: A Salute to Small Sample SizeChad Finn2012-05-22
Wezen-Ball: Fenway Illustrated, circa 1946Larry Granillo2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part IJay Jaffe2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Slugged Like Ed BrinkmanGeoff Young2012-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
Prospectus Perspective: Baseball and Christmas LootChristina Kahrl2010-12-27
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Pinky Higgins, Sick BastardSteven Goldman2010-05-27
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
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Sunday SummaryJohn Perrotto2009-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Moving Forward to RewindJohn Perrotto2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Elmer Flick in All of UsSteven Goldman2007-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Kid (finally) Bids Fenway HelloDan Fox2006-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: January Is the Cruelest MonthJim Baker2006-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A Hall of FamerNate Silver2004-09-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2004-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Gamesmanship, DammitSteven Goldman2004-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Problems in Red Sox Management: A Tourist's GuideSteven Goldman2004-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhy Great Offenses Often Don't Win: An Anecdotal Journey through the Valley of DespairSteven Goldman2003-09-16
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDamned Yankees: Past Efforts to Level the Playing FieldMark Armour2003-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Interesting, but can we have a recommendation for a non-fiction book (or several)?
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
I'm really enjoying Blom's The Vertigo Years, if you want to talk about the impact changes in media and technology made on civilization a century ago, and how it created a pervasive sense of hysteria. For baseball non-fiction, I'm enjoying Emma Span's 90% of the Game is Half-Mental and Mark Armour's superb biography of Joe Cronin. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I polished off the annual on the first leg of a cross country flight (fantastic read, by the way). Any book recommendations for the return trip?
(Bill from LA)
Happy to hear it, Bill. For baseball, Posnanski's The Machine just came up, and would be worth it. I very much want to read Mark Armour's biography of Joe Cronin; Mark's an outstanding writer and a thoughtful baseball historian, so it'll be interesting to see how he deals with Cronin. For non-baseball, I'd pick up one of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther mysteries; start with the Berlin Noir trilogy if you haven't read any of them. For science fiction, Ursula le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness is a personal favorite, but Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain stories are wonderful; you might also want to check out Richard K. Morgan or Charles Stross. I recently finished Game Change, which was fun, if not especially deep; if you're more historically minded as far as political commentary, I'd pick up some H.L. Mencken. For a history of thought and literature, I'm very fond of Christopher Hitchens' Unacknowledged Legislation. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven I'm a big fan of your "you could look it up" series on BP. I'm getting the chance to meet Dominic DiMaggio next week, and have been researching some fun things from his career to talk about. I want to get into current players, and my question regards the comparison of DD to Ichiro: is this a good comp? It strikes me that both were excellent defensive outfielders, and although Ichiro's production volume on offense is greater they're both consistent hitters who sustained peak performance after age 30. Do you buy that?
(cjenks from SF)
The Little Professor was more selective at the plate than Ichiro, so I suppose you're in the same ballpark, but we're not quite talking the same model here. I'm also willing to bet that DiMaggio got lots, lots, lots of inflationary help from Fenway, and that in the same ballpark Ichiro is probably the far better player... I'd love to have you ask DiMaggio about working for Tom Yawkey, about the personalities of Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx - all of whom he played with in the early days, of Joe McCarthy, if he believes, as Birdie Tebbets alleged, that McCarthy went with Denny Galehouse in the 1948 playoff because the other starters said "pass." Man, I'm jealous. (Steven Goldman)


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