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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 12712 .331 .417 .559 142 87.1
Birth Date11-21-1920
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age98 years, 9 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1941 SLN 20 12 49 20 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 .426 .449 .574 108 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.2
1942 SLN 21 140 536 147 32 10 10 62 25 2 6 .315 .397 .490 135 21.3 -2.9 0.0 3.1
1943 SLN 22 157 701 220 48 20 13 72 18 2 9 .357 .425 .562 157 40.9 5.7 0.0 6.5
1944 SLN 23 146 667 197 51 14 12 90 28 5 7 .347 .440 .549 151 33.9 2.6 0.0 5.0
1946 SLN 25 156 702 228 50 20 16 73 31 3 7 .365 .434 .587 151 39.3 1.9 0.0 5.6
1947 SLN 26 149 677 183 30 13 19 80 24 4 4 .312 .398 .504 123 18.6 1.2 0.0 2.7
1948 SLN 27 155 694 230 46 18 39 79 34 3 7 .376 .450 .702 184 60.4 0.8 0.0 7.5
1949 SLN 28 157 721 207 41 13 36 107 38 2 3 .338 .438 .624 160 45.9 -0.3 0.0 6.0
1950 SLN 29 146 645 192 41 7 28 87 36 3 5 .346 .437 .596 142 39.8 2.5 0.0 5.0
1951 SLN 30 152 678 205 30 12 32 98 40 1 4 5 .355 .449 .614 158 45.7 -1.4 6.0 6.1
1952 SLN 31 154 676 194 42 6 21 96 29 2 7 7 .336 .432 .538 152 38.9 -2.1 -4.9 4.8
1953 SLN 32 157 698 200 53 9 30 105 32 0 3 4 .337 .437 .609 147 39.3 1.2 -5.1 4.8
1954 SLN 33 153 705 195 41 9 35 103 39 4 1 7 .330 .428 .607 146 38.6 -1.6 0.1 5.0
1955 SLN 34 154 656 179 30 5 33 80 39 8 5 4 .319 .408 .566 125 22.1 -1.9 6.0 3.4
1956 SLN 35 156 682 184 33 6 27 75 39 3 2 0 .310 .386 .522 126 26.2 1.0 -0.8 3.6
1957 SLN 36 134 579 176 38 3 29 66 34 2 1 1 .351 .422 .612 151 39.3 -2.5 5.6 5.1
1958 SLN 37 135 549 159 35 2 17 72 26 1 0 0 .337 .423 .528 135 25.6 -4.5 0.6 2.9
1959 SLN 38 115 404 87 13 2 14 60 25 0 0 2 .255 .364 .428 113 10.6 -0.4 -5.0 1.0
1960 SLN 39 116 378 91 17 1 17 41 34 2 1 1 .275 .354 .486 124 13.7 -0.3 0.6 2.2
1961 SLN 40 123 431 107 22 4 15 52 35 1 0 0 .288 .371 .489 119 13.6 -2.9 0.9 2.2
1962 SLN 41 135 505 143 18 1 19 64 46 3 3 0 .330 .416 .508 137 27.6 -0.6 -2.4 3.6
1963 SLN 42 124 379 86 10 2 12 35 43 2 2 0 .255 .325 .404 100 2.7 0.6 -4.7 0.7
Career30261271236307251774751599696537831.331.417.559142644.6-3.4-3.087.1

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
1941 SLN MLB NL 12 49 .251 .308 .336 .000 101 5.1 1.4 -0.4 108 24 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.2
1942 SLN MLB NL 140 536 .251 .313 .346 .000 94 47 12.3 -2.8 135 14 0.0 -2.9 21.3 3.1
1943 SLN MLB NL 157 701 .262 .323 .356 .000 105 55.3 15.1 -5 157 12 0.0 5.7 40.9 6.5
1944 SLN MLB NL 146 667 .267 .330 .376 .000 102 61.4 14.3 -4.1 151 11 0.0 2.6 33.9 5.0
1946 SLN MLB NL 156 702 .253 .323 .353 .000 94 80.5 16.2 -8.8 151 12 0.0 1.9 39.3 5.6
1947 SLN MLB NL 149 677 .265 .333 .390 .000 115 24.8 15.7 -10 123 9 0.0 1.2 18.6 2.7
1948 SLN MLB NL 155 694 .257 .325 .376 .000 96 101.2 15.9 -2.7 184 15 0.0 0.8 60.4 7.5
1949 SLN MLB NL 157 721 .262 .328 .392 .000 101 64.4 16.4 -3 160 12 0.0 -0.3 45.9 6.0
1950 SLN MLB NL 146 645 .263 .331 .405 .000 94 65 15.7 -6.5 142 9 0.0 2.5 39.8 5.0
1951 SLN MLB NL 152 678 .257 .323 .386 .000 106 53.9 14.8 -5.4 158 12 6.0 -1.4 45.7 6.1
1952 SLN MLB NL 154 676 .252 .316 .369 .000 92 62 13.6 -1.1 152 10 -4.9 -2.1 38.9 4.8
1953 SLN MLB NL 157 698 .266 .328 .410 .000 103 58.3 16.6 -4.3 147 14 -5.1 1.2 39.3 4.8
1954 SLN MLB NL 153 705 .264 .327 .405 .305 119 37.7 16.8 -6.2 146 11 0.1 -1.6 38.6 5.0
1955 SLN MLB NL 154 656 .259 .324 .409 .296 103 40.2 16.4 -9.2 125 10 6.0 -1.9 22.1 3.4
1956 SLN MLB NL 156 682 .258 .320 .403 .293 85 50.9 19.0 -10.3 126 11 -0.8 1.0 26.2 3.6
1957 SLN MLB NL 134 579 .261 .318 .400 .329 105 51.3 15.5 -9.9 151 13 5.6 -2.5 39.3 5.1
1958 SLN MLB NL 135 549 .263 .324 .403 .328 116 24.6 14.8 -9.3 135 11 0.6 -4.5 25.6 2.9
1959 SLN MLB NL 115 404 .256 .316 .397 .239 109 5.1 11.1 -6.6 113 9 -5.0 -0.4 10.6 1.0
1960 SLN MLB NL 116 378 .252 .313 .384 .261 95 19.2 10.2 -3.4 124 12 0.6 -0.3 13.7 2.2
1961 SLN MLB NL 123 431 .263 .324 .407 .280 103 16.4 12.2 -2.7 119 13 0.9 -2.9 13.6 2.2
1962 SLN MLB NL 135 505 .261 .322 .390 .332 105 27.7 14.1 -3.5 137 12 -2.4 -0.6 27.6 3.6
1963 SLN MLB NL 124 379 .248 .303 .365 .258 106 1.4 9.5 -2.1 100 11 -4.7 0.6 2.7 0.7

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
1941 SLN MLB NL 49 47 8 20 4 0 1 27 7 2 1 1 .426 .449 .574 .149 0
1942 SLN MLB NL 536 467 87 147 32 10 10 229 72 62 25 6 .315 .397 .490 .176 5
1943 SLN MLB NL 701 617 108 220 48 20 13 347 81 72 18 9 .357 .425 .562 .206 10
1944 SLN MLB NL 667 568 112 197 51 14 12 312 94 90 28 7 .347 .440 .549 .202 4
1946 SLN MLB NL 702 624 124 228 50 20 16 366 103 73 31 7 .365 .434 .587 .221 2
1947 SLN MLB NL 677 587 113 183 30 13 19 296 95 80 24 4 .312 .398 .504 .193 6
1948 SLN MLB NL 694 611 135 230 46 18 39 429 131 79 34 7 .376 .450 .702 .326 1
1949 SLN MLB NL 721 612 128 207 41 13 36 382 123 107 38 3 .338 .438 .624 .286 0
1950 SLN MLB NL 645 555 105 192 41 7 28 331 109 87 36 5 .346 .437 .596 .250 0
1951 SLN MLB NL 678 578 124 205 30 12 32 355 108 98 40 4 5 .355 .449 .614 .260 1
1952 SLN MLB NL 676 578 105 194 42 6 21 311 91 96 29 7 7 .336 .432 .538 .202 0
1953 SLN MLB NL 698 593 127 200 53 9 30 361 113 105 32 3 4 .337 .437 .609 .272 0
1954 SLN MLB NL 705 591 120 195 41 9 35 359 126 103 39 1 7 .330 .428 .607 .277 7 0
1955 SLN MLB NL 656 562 97 179 30 5 33 318 108 80 39 5 4 .319 .408 .566 .247 4 2
1956 SLN MLB NL 682 594 87 184 33 6 27 310 109 75 39 2 0 .310 .386 .522 .212 7 3
1957 SLN MLB NL 579 502 82 176 38 3 29 307 102 66 34 1 1 .351 .422 .612 .261 8 1
1958 SLN MLB NL 549 472 64 159 35 2 17 249 62 72 26 0 0 .337 .423 .528 .191 4 0
1959 SLN MLB NL 404 341 37 87 13 2 14 146 44 60 25 0 2 .255 .364 .428 .173 3 0
1960 SLN MLB NL 378 331 49 91 17 1 17 161 63 41 34 1 1 .275 .354 .486 .211 4 0
1961 SLN MLB NL 431 372 46 107 22 4 15 182 70 52 35 0 0 .288 .371 .489 .202 6 0
1962 SLN MLB NL 505 433 57 143 18 1 19 220 82 64 46 3 0 .330 .416 .508 .178 5 0
1963 SLN MLB NL 379 337 34 86 10 2 12 136 58 35 43 2 0 .255 .325 .404 .148 5 0

Plate Discipline

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mitch Haniger -- I realize he must be considered over-the-hill at 25 but it seems like he is really showing something the past year since being healthy. I thought his defense has always been considered strong and goodness knows this could be helpful to the Dbacks OF. Any chance they give him a real shot, even this year?
(tj from dc)
I mean the DBacks aren't exactly going anywhere in a hurry, so there's always a chance he gets a look. He'd need to get added to the 40-man roster, though, and the PCL has a habit of making people look like Stan Musial. (Nicolas Stellini)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm biased, but the current White Sox cap is perfect. Pair that with the home white pinstripe uniforms and you have gold. Also, the Cardinals uniforms with the birds on the bat is fantastic.
(Justin from Chicago)
Two good options. The Cardinals uniform always makes me think of Stan Musial. Do you know how crazy good he was? In 1948 he had an OPS+ of 200. I mean, what? (Matthew Kory)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I want to combine your baseball card article (excellent) today and your Peanuts knowledge and ask you an important question: Did you ever buy $5 worth of bubble gum cards to get that special Joe Shlabotnik card only to fail and your friend Lucy buy one pack and get the card? And if so, what was on the back of that special Joe Shlabotnik card?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Ha! Not exactly.

My brothers and I did buy a lot of 1988 Donruss cards, though. I'm sure there were a number of times that they ended up getting pieces to that darn Stan Musial puzzle that I wanted, though. I was pretty proud of that Roberto Alomar rookie card, too. (Larry Granillo)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)This is completely random, but.... Am I wrong in thinking that Joe DiMaggio is one of the most inappropriately worshipped superstars from baseball history? Maybe I've only read one side of the story, but when I think of Joey D., I think of wife-beating, mob slush funds, and poor treatment of his teammates. Also, the numbers don't even support him being the best player during his career - that would be Ted Williams or Stan Musial. I don't know if I'm being unfairly biased as a Red Sox fan, so I'm curious what your opinion of the man is.
(RedSoxWoo77 from Plymouth, MA)
Obviously, not being 65 years old, I didn't see Joe D play. There's a very good book by Robert Creamer that has gone by a couple of names - I read it as "Baseball in '41," but it has another title now. The thesis, and this seems right to me, is that DiMaggio wasn't terribly popular when he first came up, especially because he was a frequently injured, regular holdout, but that the timing of The Streak, coming when it did with the world in a very tense spot, really did something to translate him in the public mind from just another selfish ballplayer into something mystical. As for specific comps to Musial and Williams, they were more selective hitters, but if you put them in the same park and give DiMag credit for being an excellent defensive CF when the other two were just so-so corner guys, I think the differences start to disappear. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What will the clowns say when Rickey Henderson isn't voted in unanimously? He might be one of the 25 best EVER.
(Robert from DC)
They'll cite the holdout, the "selfishness," the two strikes. They'll cite the speech, pulling a single quote out of context. Probably some reference to his attitude. No mention of his love for baseball. None.
Rickey Henderson is right there with Stan Musial among the most underrated players in baseball history. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Posnanski made a good case for Stan Musial as one of the best living ballplayers the other day... where is he on your list?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Where's Jay Jaffe when I need him? I don't keep lists like this, but it would definitely be behind Willie Mays. It isn't like it's ever going to be an Olympic event, where Musial's got to stand around on a podium and subsequently explain his disappointment for getting the bronze behind Mike Schmidt or Frank Robinson or something. Maybe I'm being lazy, but Mays seems like a solid enough selection for an off-the-cuff answer. ;) (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)So I have to say I don't quite understand the Raines HOF love around these parts (although I guess better that than more Rice love.) He was a very good player with a couple of great years and he did all the little things yeah yeah, but basically we are talking about seven at best good/great years and a bunch of filler. He was a good basestealer and an onbase threat, but he wasn't a fantastic defender and he didn't have much power despite playing a position where you usually like to see some. That doesn't seem like a HOF shoe in at all, but rather marginal at best. Obv the Hall is filled with many such characters (and a number of well below marginal ones), but is adding one more really something we want to make a big cause celeb over?
(Alex from SF, CA)
Raines had more than a couple of great years. He's one of the top 10 LFs of all time. compares quite favorably to the average HOF LF in terms of his value at his peak and over the course of his career. He was every little bit as valuable as Tony Gwynn both at his peak and over the coursse of his career due to his ability to get on base and to advance himself.

From the JAWS piece I wrote:

"According to JAWS, Raines compares quite favorably to the average Hall of Fame left fielder, breezing past both career and peak benchmarks. By this measure he ranks as the ninth-best left fielder of all time, behind Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Rickey Henderson, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Ed Delahanty, and Carl Yastrzemski--some pretty fair ballplayers. If that sounds crazy, consider that the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract ranked Raines eighth back in 2001, calling him the second-most valuable leadoff hitter in history, behind only Henderson. If you weren't around for it, he was that good. Raines' overall WARP score ranks 81st all-time, 62nd among hitters. His peak score ranks 122nd all-time, 91st among hitters, and his JAWS is 88th all-time, 67th among hitters. If those numbers sound low, consider that the Hall of Fame contains 198 players whose major league careers we can measure via this method (i.e., non Negro-Leaguers or late-career crossovers like Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin), and historical estimates suggest we're witnessing another 30 or so Hall of Famers currently active."

For the rest of the piece please see here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7007 (Jay Jaffe)


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