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Joe Cronin SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
20 8838 .301 .390 .468 123 44.5
Birth Date10-12-1906
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age113 years, 0 months, 7 days
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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
1926 PIT 19 38 92 22 2 2 0 6 15 0 0 .265 .315 .337 71 -3.1 -1.0 0.0 -0.2
1927 PIT 20 12 24 5 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 .227 .292 .273 85 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.0
1928 WS1 21 63 259 55 10 4 0 22 27 0 4 0 .242 .309 .322 84 -1.8 -0.2 0.0 0.3
1929 WS1 22 145 601 139 29 8 8 85 37 1 5 9 .281 .388 .421 116 10.2 -0.7 0.0 2.4
1930 WS1 23 154 686 203 41 9 13 72 36 5 17 10 .346 .422 .513 142 30.5 -0.2 0.0 4.6
1931 WS1 24 156 700 187 44 13 12 81 52 4 10 9 .306 .391 .480 140 26.9 -0.3 0.0 4.6
1932 WS1 25 143 629 177 43 18 6 66 45 3 7 5 .318 .393 .492 129 14.3 2.7 0.0 3.2
1933 WS1 26 152 696 186 45 11 5 87 49 2 5 4 .309 .398 .445 135 18.0 -3.1 0.0 3.3
1934 WS1 27 127 567 143 30 9 7 53 28 1 8 0 .284 .353 .421 100 0.9 -1.0 0.0 1.4
1935 BOS 28 144 630 164 37 14 9 63 40 3 3 3 .295 .370 .460 107 5.2 0.7 0.0 2.3
1936 BOS 29 81 334 83 22 4 2 32 21 1 1 3 .281 .354 .403 100 2.2 2.2 0.0 1.6
1937 BOS 30 148 671 175 40 4 18 84 73 6 5 3 .307 .402 .486 128 20.3 -0.1 0.0 4.1
1938 BOS 31 143 637 172 51 5 17 91 60 5 7 5 .325 .428 .536 150 26.9 -3.7 0.0 3.9
1939 BOS 32 143 627 160 33 3 19 87 48 0 6 6 .308 .407 .492 119 15.2 0.0 0.0 3.8
1940 BOS 33 149 645 156 35 6 24 83 65 1 7 5 .285 .380 .502 117 16.8 -1.0 0.0 4.0
1941 BOS 34 143 615 161 38 8 16 82 55 1 1 4 .311 .406 .508 128 20.1 -1.3 0.0 3.9
1942 BOS 35 45 95 24 3 0 4 15 21 0 0 1 .304 .415 .494 96 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.3
1943 BOS 36 59 88 24 4 0 5 11 4 0 0 0 .312 .398 .558 143 3.5 0.1 0.0 0.6
1944 BOS 37 76 231 46 7 0 5 34 19 1 1 4 .241 .358 .356 112 2.5 -0.4 0.0 0.4
1945 BOS 38 3 11 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .375 .545 .375 96 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

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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
1926 PIT MLB NL 38 92 .279 .330 .377 .000 100 -4 2.6 -0.1 71 26 0.0 -1.0 -3.1 -0.2
1927 PIT MLB NL 12 24 .275 .322 .368 .000 90 -1.3 0.7 0 85 14 0.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
1928 WS1 MLB AL 63 259 .286 .338 .410 .000 103 -2.1 3.6 1.7 84 18 0.0 -0.2 -1.8 0.3
1929 WS1 MLB AL 145 601 .278 .336 .401 .000 93 12.7 10.9 5 116 19 0.0 -0.7 10.2 2.4
1930 WS1 MLB AL 154 686 .294 .344 .429 .000 85 47.3 15.1 6.9 142 13 0.0 -0.2 30.5 4.6
1931 WS1 MLB AL 156 700 .276 .337 .394 .000 112 26.4 13.6 6.3 140 14 0.0 -0.3 26.9 4.6
1932 WS1 MLB AL 143 629 .277 .341 .411 .000 106 17.9 11.4 5.2 129 17 0.0 2.7 14.3 3.2
1933 WS1 MLB AL 152 696 .280 .345 .400 .000 109 22 11.9 5.5 135 11 0.0 -3.1 18.0 3.3
1934 WS1 MLB AL 127 567 .277 .347 .398 .000 95 10.3 9.7 4.5 100 11 0.0 -1.0 0.9 1.4
1935 BOS MLB AL 144 630 .278 .344 .403 .000 92 12.9 11.9 5.4 107 17 0.0 0.7 5.2 2.3
1936 BOS MLB AL 81 334 .288 .355 .428 .000 109 4.7 9.2 3.4 100 13 0.0 2.2 2.2 1.6
1937 BOS MLB AL 148 671 .280 .350 .415 .000 106 29.9 15.0 6.9 128 14 0.0 -0.1 20.3 4.1
1938 BOS MLB AL 143 637 .000 .000 .000 .000 107 38.7 11.5 5.3 150 16 0.0 -3.7 26.9 3.9
1939 BOS MLB AL 143 627 .281 .348 .415 .000 97 23.2 16.2 7.4 119 12 0.0 0.0 15.2 3.8
1940 BOS MLB AL 149 645 .273 .337 .412 .000 102 26.4 16.6 7.5 117 13 0.0 -1.0 16.8 4.0
1941 BOS MLB AL 143 615 .262 .334 .387 .000 108 26.8 13.0 5.4 128 11 0.0 -1.3 20.1 3.9
1942 BOS MLB AL 45 95 .262 .332 .365 .000 104 4.1 1.9 -0.1 96 16 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.3
1943 BOS MLB AL 59 88 .244 .309 .337 .000 98 7 1.6 0.1 143 28 0.0 0.1 3.5 0.6
1944 BOS MLB AL 76 231 .260 .321 .359 .000 107 2.4 3.5 -1.9 112 21 0.0 -0.4 2.5 0.4
1945 BOS MLB AL 3 11 .235 .310 .320 .000 103 1.9 0.3 0 96 24 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1926 PIT MLB NL 92 83 9 22 2 2 0 28 11 6 15 0 .265 .315 .337 .072 3
1927 PIT MLB NL 24 22 2 5 1 0 0 6 3 2 3 0 .227 .292 .273 .045 0
1928 WS1 MLB AL 259 227 23 55 10 4 0 73 25 22 27 4 0 .242 .309 .322 .079 10
1929 WS1 MLB AL 601 494 72 139 29 8 8 208 61 85 37 5 9 .281 .388 .421 .140 21
1930 WS1 MLB AL 686 587 127 203 41 9 13 301 126 72 36 17 10 .346 .422 .513 .167 22
1931 WS1 MLB AL 700 611 103 187 44 13 12 293 126 81 52 10 9 .306 .391 .480 .173 4
1932 WS1 MLB AL 629 557 95 177 43 18 6 274 116 66 45 7 5 .318 .393 .492 .174 3
1933 WS1 MLB AL 696 602 89 186 45 11 5 268 118 87 49 5 4 .309 .398 .445 .136 5
1934 WS1 MLB AL 567 504 68 143 30 9 7 212 101 53 28 8 0 .284 .353 .421 .137 9
1935 BOS MLB AL 630 556 70 164 37 14 9 256 95 63 40 3 3 .295 .370 .460 .165 8
1936 BOS MLB AL 334 295 36 83 22 4 2 119 43 32 21 1 3 .281 .354 .403 .122 6
1937 BOS MLB AL 671 570 102 175 40 4 18 277 110 84 73 5 3 .307 .402 .486 .179 11
1938 BOS MLB AL 637 530 98 172 51 5 17 284 94 91 60 7 5 .325 .428 .536 .211 11
1939 BOS MLB AL 627 520 97 160 33 3 19 256 107 87 48 6 6 .308 .407 .492 .185 20
1940 BOS MLB AL 645 548 104 156 35 6 24 275 111 83 65 7 5 .285 .380 .502 .217 13
1941 BOS MLB AL 615 518 98 161 38 8 16 263 95 82 55 1 4 .311 .406 .508 .197 14
1942 BOS MLB AL 95 79 7 24 3 0 4 39 24 15 21 0 1 .304 .415 .494 .190 1
1943 BOS MLB AL 88 77 8 24 4 0 5 43 29 11 4 0 0 .312 .398 .558 .247 0
1944 BOS MLB AL 231 191 24 46 7 0 5 68 28 34 19 1 4 .241 .358 .356 .115 5
1945 BOS MLB AL 11 8 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 .375 .545 .375 .000 0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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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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