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Hank Bauer RFYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 5776 .277 .346 .439 110 22.6
Birth Date7-31-1922
Height6' 0"
Weight192 lbs
Age97 years, 8 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1948 NYA 25 19 56 9 1 1 1 6 13 0 1 0 .180 .268 .300 70 -1.8 -1.0 0.0 -0.2
1949 NYA 26 103 344 82 6 6 10 37 42 1 2 2 .272 .354 .432 107 4.3 -2.5 0.0 0.9
1950 NYA 27 113 458 133 16 2 13 35 41 5 2 3 .320 .380 .463 118 16.6 -0.3 5.6 3.0
1951 NYA 28 118 394 103 19 3 10 42 39 1 5 2 .296 .373 .454 119 12.0 0.8 2.4 2.3
1952 NYA 29 141 615 162 31 6 17 50 61 3 6 7 .293 .355 .463 115 15.0 -0.6 -1.2 2.5
1953 NYA 30 133 503 133 20 6 10 59 45 6 2 3 .304 .394 .446 127 19.8 2.3 2.8 3.4
1954 NYA 31 114 423 111 16 5 12 40 42 0 4 4 .294 .360 .459 122 13.8 4.3 0.8 2.7
1955 NYA 32 139 563 137 20 5 20 56 65 8 8 4 .278 .360 .461 125 21.5 6.7 5.2 4.5
1956 NYA 33 147 612 130 18 7 26 59 72 2 4 2 .241 .316 .445 105 6.9 1.5 0.6 2.0
1957 NYA 34 137 535 124 22 9 18 42 64 4 7 2 .259 .321 .455 105 6.5 4.9 -4.7 1.7
1958 NYA 35 128 490 121 22 6 12 32 56 1 3 2 .268 .316 .423 96 0.3 -0.9 4.1 1.3
1959 NYA 36 114 380 81 20 0 9 33 54 2 4 2 .238 .307 .375 89 -1.4 -2.4 -7.9 -0.5
1960 KC1 37 95 285 70 15 0 3 21 36 1 1 0 .275 .326 .369 82 -4.0 -0.2 -12.6 -1.2
1961 KC1 38 43 118 28 3 1 3 9 8 0 1 0 .264 .319 .396 98 0.6 0.9 -1.7 0.2
Career15445776142422957164521638345033.277.346.439110110.213.4-6.622.6

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1948 NYA MLB AL 19 56 .280 .346 .390 .000 115 -2.9 1.6 -0.4 70 23 0.0 -1.0 -1.8 -0.2
1949 NYA MLB AL 103 344 .266 .346 .377 .000 103 7.8 9.3 -2.1 107 11 0.0 -2.5 4.3 0.9
1950 NYA MLB AL 113 458 .272 .351 .411 .000 105 21.8 13.0 -4.3 118 11 5.6 -0.3 16.6 3.0
1951 NYA MLB AL 118 394 .260 .339 .379 .000 92 28.5 10.7 -3.1 119 13 2.4 0.8 12.0 2.3
1952 NYA MLB AL 141 615 .252 .320 .368 .000 103 21.2 14.7 -5.2 115 10 -1.2 -0.6 15.0 2.5
1953 NYA MLB AL 133 503 .265 .334 .390 .000 95 34.5 13.9 -4.9 127 9 2.8 2.3 19.8 3.4
1954 NYA MLB AL 114 423 .256 .328 .374 .304 85 23.8 11.3 -4 122 10 0.8 4.3 13.8 2.7
1955 NYA MLB AL 139 563 .260 .330 .384 .285 98 26 15.7 -5.7 125 9 5.2 6.7 21.5 4.5
1956 NYA MLB AL 147 612 .266 .340 .406 .233 117 -7 17.0 -6.1 105 10 0.6 1.5 6.9 2.0
1957 NYA MLB AL 137 535 .258 .323 .389 .264 96 10.7 14.3 -5.2 105 13 -4.7 4.9 6.5 1.7
1958 NYA MLB AL 128 490 .258 .321 .391 .282 88 13.5 13.2 -4.8 96 11 4.1 -0.9 0.3 1.3
1959 NYA MLB AL 114 380 .255 .320 .389 .257 95 -2.2 10.5 -3.7 89 14 -7.9 -2.4 -1.4 -0.5
1960 KC1 MLB AL 95 285 .252 .327 .377 .303 113 -6.2 7.7 -2.5 82 12 -12.6 -0.2 -4.0 -1.2
1961 KC1 MLB AL 43 118 .261 .337 .402 .260 101 0.1 3.3 -1 98 21 -1.7 0.9 0.6 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1948 NYA MLB AL 56 50 6 9 1 1 1 15 9 6 13 1 0 .180 .268 .300 .120 0
1949 NYA MLB AL 344 301 56 82 6 6 10 130 45 37 42 2 2 .272 .354 .432 .159 5
1950 NYA MLB AL 458 415 72 133 16 2 13 192 70 35 41 2 3 .320 .380 .463 .142 3
1951 NYA MLB AL 394 348 53 103 19 3 10 158 54 42 39 5 2 .296 .373 .454 .158 3
1952 NYA MLB AL 615 553 86 162 31 6 17 256 74 50 61 6 7 .293 .355 .463 .170 9
1953 NYA MLB AL 503 437 77 133 20 6 10 195 57 59 45 2 3 .304 .394 .446 .142 1
1954 NYA MLB AL 423 377 73 111 16 5 12 173 54 40 42 4 4 .294 .360 .459 .164 3 3
1955 NYA MLB AL 563 492 97 137 20 5 20 227 53 56 65 8 4 .278 .360 .461 .183 3 4
1956 NYA MLB AL 612 539 96 130 18 7 26 240 84 59 72 4 2 .241 .316 .445 .204 5 7
1957 NYA MLB AL 535 479 70 124 22 9 18 218 65 42 64 7 2 .259 .321 .455 .196 4 6
1958 NYA MLB AL 490 452 62 121 22 6 12 191 50 32 56 3 2 .268 .316 .423 .155 2 3
1959 NYA MLB AL 380 341 44 81 20 0 9 128 39 33 54 4 2 .238 .307 .375 .138 2 2
1960 KC1 MLB AL 285 255 30 70 15 0 3 94 31 21 36 1 0 .275 .326 .369 .094 5 3
1961 KC1 MLB AL 118 106 11 28 3 1 3 42 18 9 8 1 0 .264 .319 .396 .132 1 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)My thoughts on the IBB: I generally agree w/you that IBBs are overdone. Having said that, I don't think that was the primary problem. The primary problem was the Burnett was clearly done. He started out with very good command (innings 1 & 2). This then slowly deteriorated until, by the 6th, he was back to "bad AJ" again. The walk (to Cruz, IIRC) was pathetic. Ball one, missed the glove by 6+ inches. Ball two, missed the glove in the opposite direction by more. Ball 3... Then Girardi orders the IBB and AJ nearly throws a ball away. That should have clinched it. You bring in Robertson then & there. Still, if the offense is going to hang out on the interstate it doesn't really matter.
(Rob from Andover, CT)
His velocity was trending downwards, too. Like you, I thought the IBB was a prelude to a pitching change and was shocked when Girardi didn't cash in his chips on A.J. and be happy with what he had gotten. I often think of this story about Casey Stengel that Hank Bauer told, about how Bauer went 3-for-3 in his first three ABs of some game and then Casey pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. Bauer was pissed, and Casey said something flip, like, "How many 4-for-4s have you had in your career?" It probably wasn't that harsh and I'm paraphrasing poorly, but from the context what I think he meant was, "You did a really good thing, but just because you've been good so far is no indication that you'll be great again--every AB is its own thing, and in this situation I feel like the percentages are against you, so I'm making a change." Girardi said the opposite thing last night, "We though A.J. was still pitching pretty well." Who cares? Burnett wasn't pitching a GAME, he was pitching a series of unique confrontations, and the foregoing was pretty much irrelevant to what was about go happen. Does that make sense?

I know I talk about Casey too often, but he was really smart and managed so long that you can find an analogy for almost every situation in his career.

And you're right about the offense, but Joe isn't helping. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneChiming in a bit late on the whole leaving yourself w/o a backup catcher thing, Casey Stengel did that frequently. Sometimes it worked. There was at least one occasion he wound up with Hank Bauer at catcher and lost a game on a PB. Not, however in the WS. ...There was a famous occasion late in the 1949 season when both Yogi Berra and Charlie Silvera were hurt and Ralph Houk started. The umpire made a controversial call and Houk basically assaulted him, but the umpire didn't run him, knowing that it could quite possibly affect the outcome of a close pennant race. I don't think that's actually the correct call, but it's what happened. (Steven Goldman)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1955 mlb .000 0.0 10 .001 0.0 0 .000 .001 0.0 0.0 5.2

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