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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 10349 .288 .348 .363 .258 40.9
Birth Date12-25-1927
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1947 PHA 19 7 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 PHA 20 3 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 PHA 21 88 296 247 42 63 6 2 0 73 32 9 6 11 21 2 2 .255 .354 .296 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA 22 130 504 457 45 113 12 7 0 139 35 17 2 10 30 4 3 .247 .304 .304 .238 0.9 3.1 0.4
1951 CHA 23 147 681 604 93 189 32 12 4 257 43 11 14 20 55 9 12 .313 .372 .425 .308 44.8 7.8 5.4
1952 CHA 24 152 700 648 76 192 25 10 0 237 34 14 3 15 39 5 5 .296 .334 .366 .273 28.1 4.0 3.5
1953 CHA 25 154 692 624 92 178 31 8 3 234 49 18 7 12 72 4 5 .285 .344 .375 .268 34.0 4.5 3.9
1954 CHA 26 155 706 631 111 201 24 8 2 247 51 12 5 4 15 47 16 9 .319 .372 .391 .272 27.9 -5.0 2.4
1955 CHA 27 154 709 636 100 198 28 7 6 258 38 15 17 4 14 59 7 9 .311 .364 .406 .282 39.5 18.1 6.0
1956 CHA 28 154 721 649 109 192 20 10 4 244 44 14 10 5 13 52 8 4 .296 .347 .376 .257 19.3 -7.9 1.2
1957 CHA 29 155 718 619 110 196 27 8 6 257 75 13 16 3 5 61 5 6 .317 .403 .415 .305 53.0 4.6 6.1
1958 CHA 30 155 698 623 82 187 21 6 0 220 47 11 11 5 12 49 5 6 .300 .357 .353 .267 26.7 -6.2 2.2
1959 CHA 31 156 716 624 84 191 34 6 2 243 71 13 7 5 9 70 5 6 .306 .380 .389 .283 38.3 14.0 5.5
1960 CHA 32 150 684 605 85 175 24 10 2 225 50 13 10 5 14 59 2 4 .289 .351 .372 .264 24.2 6.8 3.3
1961 CHA 33 159 696 606 67 152 11 5 2 179 59 12 9 7 15 51 2 3 .251 .323 .295 .228 -5.4 -0.7 -0.6
1962 CHA 34 157 684 621 79 166 27 7 2 213 38 12 7 5 13 54 1 2 .267 .314 .343 .249 14.8 -0.7 1.5
1963 CHA 35 137 582 539 54 140 19 0 2 165 24 17 7 2 10 42 0 2 .260 .299 .306 .228 -5.8 3.0 -0.3
1964 HOU 36 133 502 442 45 117 12 6 0 141 27 13 10 3 20 28 0 2 .265 .320 .319 .256 10.1 -2.2 0.9
1965 HOU 37 21 42 41 3 11 2 0 0 13 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268 .286 .317 .219 -1.8 0.1 -0.2
Career236710349923212792663355112353347719216142482087907680.288.348.363.258348.643.240.9

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
1947 PHA MLB 7 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 PHA MLB 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 PHA MLB 88 296 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA MLB 130 504 .238 .267 .347 .397 .270 .000 95 -8.6 10.2 -0.5 3.1 -0.7 0.9 0.4 0.9 0.4
1951 CHA MLB 147 681 .308 .263 .338 .382 .271 .000 93 31.8 17.3 -0.8 7.8 -1.1 44.8 5.4 44.8 5.4
1952 CHA MLB 152 700 .273 .257 .329 .375 .274 .000 96 8.8 18.3 -0.8 4.0 0.0 28.1 3.5 28.1 3.5
1953 CHA MLB 154 692 .268 .264 .333 .384 .264 .000 97 6.4 19.9 -0.9 4.5 5.9 34.0 3.9 34.0 3.9
1954 CHA MLB 155 706 .272 .259 .328 .380 .256 .320 99 8.9 19.2 -0.9 -5.0 1.8 27.9 2.4 27.9 2.4
1955 CHA MLB 154 709 .282 .262 .335 .389 .262 .310 100 16.7 19.7 -0.9 18.1 6.1 39.5 6.0 39.5 6.0
1956 CHA MLB 154 721 .257 .260 .340 .393 .265 .296 98 -2.5 20.0 -0.9 -7.9 5.1 19.3 1.2 19.3 1.2
1957 CHA MLB 155 718 .305 .259 .327 .388 .264 .315 97 31.9 19.2 -0.9 4.6 3.5 53.0 6.1 53.0 6.1
1958 CHA MLB 155 698 .267 .252 .317 .376 .254 .303 98 4.5 18.8 -0.9 -6.2 2.3 26.7 2.2 26.7 2.2
1959 CHA MLB 156 716 .283 .255 .320 .387 .260 .308 100 17 19.7 -0.9 14.0 2.6 38.3 5.5 38.3 5.5
1960 CHA MLB 150 684 .264 .254 .325 .388 .263 .291 99 2.6 18.5 -0.9 6.8 0.6 24.2 3.3 24.2 3.3
1961 CHA MLB 159 696 .228 .253 .324 .391 .259 .250 99 -23.2 19.7 -0.9 -0.7 0.4 -5.4 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6
1962 CHA MLB 157 684 .249 .256 .323 .396 .261 .268 98 -7.8 19.1 -0.9 -0.7 6.2 14.8 1.5 14.8 1.5
1963 CHA MLB 137 582 .228 .250 .311 .386 .265 .264 96 -16.7 14.6 -0.7 3.0 -0.5 -5.8 -0.3 -5.8 -0.3
1964 HOU MLB 133 502 .256 .250 .303 .370 .255 .271 92 -2 12.9 -0.6 -2.2 -2.2 10.1 0.9 10.1 0.9
1965 HOU MLB 21 42 .219 .237 .293 .349 .247 .282 92 -1.6 1.1 0 0.1 -1.2 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

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
1947 PHA MLB 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 PHA MLB 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 PHA MLB 296 42 63 6 2 0 21 32 9 2 2 .255 .354 .296 .040 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA MLB 504 45 113 12 7 0 30 35 17 4 3 .247 .304 .304 .057 .238 0.9 3.1 0.4
1951 CHA MLB 681 93 189 32 12 4 55 43 11 9 12 .313 .372 .425 .113 .308 44.8 7.8 5.4
1952 CHA MLB 700 76 192 25 10 0 39 34 14 5 5 .296 .334 .366 .069 .273 28.1 4.0 3.5
1953 CHA MLB 692 92 178 31 8 3 72 49 18 4 5 .285 .344 .375 .090 .268 34.0 4.5 3.9
1954 CHA MLB 706 111 201 24 8 2 47 51 12 16 9 .319 .372 .391 .073 .272 27.9 -5.0 2.4
1955 CHA MLB 709 100 198 28 7 6 59 38 15 7 9 .311 .364 .406 .094 .282 39.5 18.1 6.0
1956 CHA MLB 721 109 192 20 10 4 52 44 14 8 4 .296 .347 .376 .080 .257 19.3 -7.9 1.2
1957 CHA MLB 718 110 196 27 8 6 61 75 13 5 6 .317 .403 .415 .099 .305 53.0 4.6 6.1
1958 CHA MLB 698 82 187 21 6 0 49 47 11 5 6 .300 .357 .353 .053 .267 26.7 -6.2 2.2
1959 CHA MLB 716 84 191 34 6 2 70 71 13 5 6 .306 .380 .389 .083 .283 38.3 14.0 5.5
1960 CHA MLB 684 85 175 24 10 2 59 50 13 2 4 .289 .351 .372 .083 .264 24.2 6.8 3.3
1961 CHA MLB 696 67 152 11 5 2 51 59 12 2 3 .251 .323 .295 .045 .228 -5.4 -0.7 -0.6
1962 CHA MLB 684 79 166 27 7 2 54 38 12 1 2 .267 .314 .343 .076 .249 14.8 -0.7 1.5
1963 CHA MLB 582 54 140 19 0 2 42 24 17 0 2 .260 .299 .306 .046 .228 -5.8 3.0 -0.3
1964 HOU MLB 502 45 117 12 6 0 28 27 13 0 2 .265 .320 .319 .054 .256 10.1 -2.2 0.9
1965 HOU MLB 42 3 11 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .268 .286 .317 .049 .219 -1.8 0.1 -0.2

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Articles

Nellie Fox is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All StarsJason Wojciechowski2013-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
Wezen-Ball: Breaking Down the White Sox Magazine CrosswordLarry Granillo2013-01-02
The BP Wayback Machine: Jon Lester, Meet Mel ParnellSteven Goldman2012-03-23
The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 1David Laurila2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
The BP Wayback Machine: Un-StarsJames Click2011-06-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: Interviews with an Indelible OwnerTim Marchman2011-06-10
Prospectus Q&A: Bill Monbouquette, Part OneDavid Laurila2011-01-31
Prospectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IDavid Laurila2011-01-11
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
Prospectus Q&A: Jimmy WynnDavid Laurila2010-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part ISteven Goldman2010-10-28
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
You Could Look It Up: A Whiter Shade of Pale HoseSteven Goldman2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessStatman's Notebook: The Dunn ConsistencyEric Seidman2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part 2David Laurila2009-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff KentJay Jaffe2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
You Could Look It Up: Jon Lester, Meet Mel ParnellSteven Goldman2008-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the SequelDan Fox2008-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hitters Ain't That Special, Part TwoSteven Goldman2006-09-14
AL-Kings May Update: Fast Starts and Early StrugglesJonah Keri2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Frank Thomas' RelocodaJim Baker2006-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The All-Cheated-on-Their-Birthday Gifts TeamJim Baker2005-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessCrooked Numbers: Un-StarsJames Click2005-07-07
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
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Teams is Not Your Ex-Girlfriend EditionSteven Goldman2004-05-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blyleven's 74.2% and Alomar's 73.7% make me wonder what is the closest vote of a HOF condidate who did not get in that year? I assume that anyone this close got in during subsequent years.
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his 15th and final year on the ballot, 1985. He had to wait until the VC elected him in 1997 to get in.

Actually, he was already dead, but you get the point. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableGrinnellSteve asks, "Sitting here in my 1959 Nellie Fox jersey. This is my favorite holiday of the year! According to my TV book, we're going to get the Cubs-Braves game later today when they could have shown us the best pitching matchup of the day: Greinke-Verlander. What kind of defective reasoning might have led to that decision?"

I shouldn't have to tell you that the Cubs are more popular nationally than either the Royals or Tigers. (Grinnell is solidly in Cubs territory, isn't it? The Iowa Cubs aren't too far from you...) And the Braves have a pretty large national fanbase as well. Blame the superstations.

Also, this is one of the rare WCIU games for the Cubs (which means Chicago-area only, unlike WGN or CSN Chicago), which means that large parts of the country would be blacked out for the game unless ESPN picked it up. I don't know how much this played into ESPN's decision-making. (Colin Wyers)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableHi everyone! I'll be here pretty much all day.

GrinnellSteve (Grinnell, Iowa): Sitting here in my 1959 Nellie Fox jersey. This is my favorite holiday of the year! According to my TV book, we're going to get the Cubs-Braves game later today when they could have shown us the best pitching matchup of the day: Greinke-Verlander. What kind of defective reasoning might have led to that decision?

Ratings. We might be more intrigued by the pitching matchup, and with good reason, but Cubs/Braves fans will tune in more than Tigers/Royals. (Kevin Goldstein)