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Portrait of Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky 2BRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 5516 .307 .394 .386 .101 10.9
Birth Date2-27-1919
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
BatsL
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
1942 BOS 23 147 686 620 105 205 29 9 2 258 42 36 2 22 51 12 7 .331 .375 .416 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 BOS 27 153 703 621 115 208 43 4 2 265 65 29 3 14 55 9 8 .335 .401 .427 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 BOS 28 155 719 638 106 207 27 8 0 250 72 22 0 9 39 12 9 .324 .393 .392 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 BOS 29 143 677 565 124 159 26 6 3 206 99 32 6 7 55 3 5 .281 .394 .365 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BOS 30 148 713 604 111 185 27 7 2 232 100 19 4 5 69 8 4 .306 .408 .384 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BOS 31 127 605 490 112 153 22 6 1 190 104 31 5 6 49 2 1 .312 .437 .388 .294 43.3 10.5 5.2
1951 BOS 32 131 573 480 93 150 20 6 3 191 84 15 2 7 41 2 2 .312 .417 .398 .291 45.5 -1.0 4.5
1952 BOS 33 25 84 67 10 10 2 0 0 12 15 5 1 1 2 0 3 .149 .313 .179 .218 -1.0 -1.4 -0.3
1952 DET 33 69 223 177 26 45 4 0 1 52 41 11 0 5 9 1 2 .254 .394 .294 .272 8.1 -3.2 0.5
1953 DET 34 103 342 308 43 90 22 1 2 120 27 10 2 5 24 3 7 .292 .353 .390 .271 13.4 -2.1 1.1
1954 DET 35 20 20 17 5 3 0 0 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .176 .300 .353 .196 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1954 WS1 35 49 171 158 17 40 4 3 0 50 10 7 0 1 2 9 1 1 .253 .296 .316 .224 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
Career127055164745867145522650171832662218251834045349.307.394.386.101108.51.310.9

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
1942 BOS MLB 147 686 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 BOS MLB 153 703 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 BOS MLB 155 719 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 BOS MLB 143 677 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BOS MLB 148 713 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BOS MLB 127 605 .294 .276 .356 .413 .277 .000 114 20.1 15.6 2.5 10.5 3.4 43.3 5.2 43.3 5.2
1951 BOS MLB 131 573 .291 .262 .336 .382 .270 .000 111 19.4 16.1 6.4 -1.0 2.8 45.5 4.5 45.5 4.5
1952 BOS MLB 25 84 .218 .251 .322 .361 .267 .000 102 -3.5 2.2 0.3 -1.4 0.5 -1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.3
1952 DET MLB 69 223 .272 .252 .325 .359 .268 .000 98 2.3 4.8 1.5 -3.2 0.5 8.1 0.5 8.1 0.5
1953 DET MLB 103 342 .271 .260 .329 .379 .262 .000 104 4.3 9.9 -0.4 -2.1 2.0 13.4 1.1 13.4 1.1
1954 DET MLB 20 20 .196 .248 .311 .357 .242 .133 103 -1.3 0.5 0 0.0 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1954 WS1 MLB 49 171 .224 .247 .318 .362 .248 .263 96 -6.3 4.7 -0.2 -1.6 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -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
1942 BOS MLB 686 105 205 29 9 2 51 42 36 12 7 .331 .375 .416 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 BOS MLB 703 115 208 43 4 2 55 65 29 9 8 .335 .401 .427 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 BOS MLB 719 106 207 27 8 0 39 72 22 12 9 .324 .393 .392 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 BOS MLB 677 124 159 26 6 3 55 99 32 3 5 .281 .394 .365 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BOS MLB 713 111 185 27 7 2 69 100 19 8 4 .306 .408 .384 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BOS MLB 605 112 153 22 6 1 49 104 31 2 1 .312 .437 .388 .076 .294 43.3 10.5 5.2
1951 BOS MLB 573 93 150 20 6 3 41 84 15 2 2 .312 .417 .398 .085 .291 45.5 -1.0 4.5
1952 BOS MLB 84 10 10 2 0 0 2 15 5 0 3 .149 .313 .179 .030 .218 -1.0 -1.4 -0.3
1952 DET MLB 223 26 45 4 0 1 9 41 11 1 2 .254 .394 .294 .040 .272 8.1 -3.2 0.5
1953 DET MLB 342 43 90 22 1 2 24 27 10 3 7 .292 .353 .390 .097 .271 13.4 -2.1 1.1
1954 DET MLB 20 5 3 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 .176 .300 .353 .176 .196 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1954 WS1 MLB 171 17 40 4 3 0 9 10 7 1 1 .253 .296 .316 .063 .224 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2

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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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

Johnny Pesky is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Hot Starts, Part IIIRany Jazayerli2013-05-03
Wezen-Ball: Cliff Mapes and Questionable UmpiringLarry Granillo2012-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBizball: The Priciest Trade Ever MadeMaury Brown2012-08-27
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
Transaction Analysis: In with the NewBen Lindbergh2011-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
Baseball ProGUESTus: A Statistician Rereads Bill JamesAndrew Gelman2011-05-05
Prospectus Q&A: Chris WertzDavid Laurila2010-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Madness of CrowdsWill Carroll2007-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Kid (finally) Bids Fenway HelloDan Fox2006-06-14
Team Health Reports: Boston Red SoxWill Carroll2005-03-29
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 accessDoctoring The Numbers: Hot Starts, Part IIIRany Jazayerli2003-05-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe! Schools back in session (boo!) but spring training is next month (yay!) Any good reccomendations for baseball books to help pass the time? Thanks ;)
(Stephanie from Lawerance, KS)
The classic answers, for me, are _Ball Four_ and _Lords of the Realm_. Both are a little dated, but remain excellent reads.

I got the Johnny Pesky book about the '07 Red Sox as a gift for someone. I think it's a tragedy, but not everyone will agree.

_The Baseball Economist_ was the last baseball book that really grabbed me. (Joe Sheehan)


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