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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 11988 .345 .428 .500 135 33.8
Birth Date4-4-1888
Height5' 11"
Weight193 lbs
Age131 years, 4 months, 13 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
1907 BOS 19 7 20 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .158 .200 .158 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 BOS 20 31 125 26 2 2 0 4 8 2 3 .224 .262 .276 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 BOS 21 143 606 168 26 13 7 38 53 7 35 .309 .362 .443 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 BOS 22 141 608 183 20 14 7 52 38 6 35 .340 .404 .468 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 BOS 23 141 589 167 34 13 8 59 35 13 25 .334 .418 .502 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 BOS 24 153 675 222 53 12 10 82 36 6 52 28 .383 .464 .567 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 BOS 25 141 608 189 35 22 3 65 22 7 46 .363 .441 .533 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BOS 26 158 668 193 46 18 4 77 25 7 42 29 .338 .423 .503 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BOS 27 150 652 176 25 12 0 81 14 7 29 25 .322 .416 .411 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CLE 28 151 647 211 41 8 2 82 20 4 35 27 .386 .470 .502 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CLE 29 142 612 184 42 11 2 67 14 7 30 .352 .432 .486 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CLE 30 127 549 150 33 11 0 64 9 3 27 .318 .403 .435 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CLE 31 134 595 146 38 12 2 73 12 8 19 .296 .395 .433 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CLE 32 150 674 214 50 11 8 97 13 5 10 13 .388 .483 .562 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 CLE 33 132 588 183 52 14 3 68 12 2 2 4 .362 .439 .538 135 27.7 5.2 0.0 5.0
1922 CLE 34 131 516 161 48 8 11 77 11 1 8 3 .378 .474 .606 155 36.9 3.3 0.0 5.5
1923 CLE 35 150 693 218 59 11 17 93 15 4 8 9 .380 .469 .610 155 50.4 5.3 0.0 7.5
1924 CLE 36 135 575 167 36 9 9 72 13 4 5 7 .344 .432 .510 133 25.6 2.0 0.0 4.7
1925 CLE 37 117 518 167 35 5 12 70 12 4 5 2 .389 .479 .578 150 34.0 5.0 0.0 5.3
1926 CLE 38 150 661 164 52 8 7 94 15 0 6 1 .304 .408 .469 122 18.7 -1.0 0.0 3.9
1927 WS1 39 141 597 171 43 6 2 55 8 4 9 8 .327 .395 .444 115 8.0 -3.4 0.0 1.6
1928 PHA 40 64 212 51 22 2 3 10 5 2 5 1 .267 .310 .450 81 -3.8 0.0 0.0 0.3
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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
1907 BOS MLB AL 7 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 BOS MLB AL 31 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 BOS MLB AL 143 606 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 BOS MLB AL 141 608 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 BOS MLB AL 141 589 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 BOS MLB AL 153 675 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 BOS MLB AL 141 608 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BOS MLB AL 158 668 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BOS MLB AL 150 652 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CLE MLB AL 151 647 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CLE MLB AL 142 612 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CLE MLB AL 127 549 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CLE MLB AL 134 595 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CLE MLB AL 150 674 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 CLE MLB AL 132 588 .296 .349 .416 .000 112 35.2 17.3 1.6 135 11 0.0 5.2 27.7 5.0
1922 CLE MLB AL 131 516 .285 .338 .406 .000 86 73.5 14.9 1.3 155 14 0.0 3.3 36.9 5.5
1923 CLE MLB AL 150 693 .284 .341 .398 .000 95 77.9 19.9 1.8 155 15 0.0 5.3 50.4 7.5
1924 CLE MLB AL 135 575 .292 .347 .398 .000 112 31.5 16.7 1.5 133 13 0.0 2.0 25.6 4.7
1925 CLE MLB AL 117 518 .294 .351 .412 .000 97 64.9 16.1 1.4 150 12 0.0 5.0 34.0 5.3
1926 CLE MLB AL 150 661 .281 .339 .389 .000 104 35.4 18.6 1.7 122 10 0.0 -1.0 18.7 3.9
1927 WS1 MLB AL 141 597 .286 .337 .398 .000 110 7.9 11.1 0 115 15 0.0 -3.4 8.0 1.6
1928 PHA MLB AL 64 212 .289 .344 .414 .000 103 1.1 6.1 0.5 81 19 0.0 0.0 -3.8 0.3

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
1907 BOS MLB AL 20 19 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 4 0 .158 .200 .158 .000 0
1908 BOS MLB AL 125 116 12 26 2 2 0 32 9 4 8 3 .224 .262 .276 .052 3
1909 BOS MLB AL 606 544 73 168 26 13 7 241 77 38 53 35 .309 .362 .443 .134 17
1910 BOS MLB AL 608 538 92 183 20 14 7 252 65 52 38 35 .340 .404 .468 .128 12
1911 BOS MLB AL 589 500 88 167 34 13 8 251 70 59 35 25 .334 .418 .502 .168 17
1912 BOS MLB AL 675 580 136 222 53 12 10 329 90 82 36 52 28 .383 .464 .567 .184 7
1913 BOS MLB AL 608 520 94 189 35 22 3 277 71 65 22 46 .363 .441 .533 .169 16
1914 BOS MLB AL 668 571 101 193 46 18 4 287 90 77 25 42 29 .338 .423 .503 .165 13
1915 BOS MLB AL 652 547 108 176 25 12 0 225 69 81 14 29 25 .322 .416 .411 .090 17
1916 CLE MLB AL 647 546 102 211 41 8 2 274 79 82 20 35 27 .386 .470 .502 .115 15
1917 CLE MLB AL 612 523 90 184 42 11 2 254 60 67 14 30 .352 .432 .486 .134 15
1918 CLE MLB AL 549 471 73 150 33 11 0 205 61 64 9 27 .318 .403 .435 .117 11
1919 CLE MLB AL 595 494 83 146 38 12 2 214 63 73 12 19 .296 .395 .433 .138 20
1920 CLE MLB AL 674 552 137 214 50 11 8 310 107 97 13 10 13 .388 .483 .562 .174 20
1921 CLE MLB AL 588 506 107 183 52 14 3 272 75 68 12 2 4 .362 .439 .538 .176 12
1922 CLE MLB AL 516 426 85 161 48 8 11 258 71 77 11 8 3 .378 .474 .606 .228 12
1923 CLE MLB AL 693 574 133 218 59 11 17 350 130 93 15 8 9 .380 .469 .610 .230 22
1924 CLE MLB AL 575 486 94 167 36 9 9 248 65 72 13 5 7 .344 .432 .510 .167 13
1925 CLE MLB AL 518 429 79 167 35 5 12 248 87 70 12 5 2 .389 .479 .578 .189 15
1926 CLE MLB AL 661 539 96 164 52 8 7 253 88 94 15 6 1 .304 .408 .469 .165 28
1927 WS1 MLB AL 597 523 71 171 43 6 2 232 73 55 8 9 8 .327 .395 .444 .117 15
1928 PHA MLB AL 212 191 28 51 22 2 3 86 30 10 5 5 1 .267 .310 .450 .183 9

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will there be a worse defensive starting outfielder in 2012 than Lucas Duda? His range seems terrible and his arm might be worse. Could the Mets consider switching him with Bay so that he'd play left field and limit the exposure of his weak arm?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Now that Pat Burrell has retired? Duda is about as far from Tris Speaker as you can get, but I feel like this is not something the Mets really need to worry about right now. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay - thanks again for the JAWS series this year. I'm submitting this question at 8:00am Eastern, so I don't yet know the results. My question is more of a suggestion - how similar is the relationship between Tim Raines and Rickey Henderson to that of Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb. In both cases, the paired players were contemporaries at the same position. In both cases, the former player was seen as awesome, but not the best in his role due to the continued presence of the latter. Hopefully, in both cases, the former player eventually gains enshrinement. What says you?
(R.A.Wagman from Toronto)
A question I'd have to research more fully to understand the attitudes toward Speaker and Cobb. Both of whom were apparently members of the KKK, to show you how standards of morality can shift over time. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the problem with the deadball era is that it's a completely different game. Offensive and defensive have ebbed and flowed throughout the years but different factors thereof still had similar relative values. It's hard to make sense of an era where scoring was way down, averages were way up, power meant triples, everyone stole at a 50% clip and usage and equipment changes since mean contemporary pitching is almost irrelevant as a comparison point. The sixties are a distant, distant second place in the whole "no rational frame of reference" game. And I say this as someone whose loved the era ever since you recommended Crazy 08 and The Glory of Their Times to me at the Boston book signing!
(jackalltogether from Boston)
Glad you took me up on those books. There are some really good ones. I also like "The Pitch that Killed," about Ray Chapman and Carl Mays... For me, history, even baseball history, is all about people and their high and low moments, their heroism, their villainy, the fact that they succeeded and failed just like you and me. The challenge as a writer is to bring them to life as people, not just stats. That's what I try to do, though it's sometimes a little difficult in the context of a 1500-word column. Also, even though all the differences you point out are true, a lot of the team-building and strategic problems are relateable. If I ask you to choose between PH A and PH B in a World Series game, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each, we can second-guess along whether we're talking about Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker or Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker vs. Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay? The Analogy Police have reported you to Joe
(jackalltogether from Boston)
That was totally random, of course. You really can't go wrong, can you? Bay is the one that doesn't belong, I guess. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tris Speaker, paging Tris Speaker.
(BR from NYC)
Can I say again - you can't go wrong. Although... Speaker was a divisive clubhouse guy, being, reputedly, a Klan member and part of a fractured Red Sox clubhouse that divided among Catholic/Protestant lines. Speaker, as you might guess from the Klan thing, was in the anti-Catholic crowd. I think it's entirely fitting that the Red Sox would be the team to have a internecine holy war. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat. Congrats on the publication of BP2008, your best work ever. The NY papers say the Mets turned down Coco Crisp for Angel Pagan. That doesn't sound like it really happened, but if it did, is Omar Minaya insane?
(fielding99 from NYC)
I strongly, strongly doubt the validity of that particular rumor. Crisp isn't Tris Speaker or anything, but he's more than a fourth-fifth outfielder. He can be a regular and be a positive for someone. Pagan isn't at that level. If you can make that deal, especially given how fragile the Mets are, you practically climb through the phone to sign the papers. I strongly doubt that Minaya had that chance.

...Unless he knows something about Coco we don't. Maybe Coco is going around hotels in a bathrobe saying, "Okay, anyone who doesn't want to ____, get out!" (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)There was some interesting centerfielder talk on the Max Kellerman radio show today. They argued for Jim Edmonds' HOF case and were also discussing Ichiro, at one point even comparing him to Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb. Is Ichiro really at their level?
(Peter from Staten Island)
No, I don't think he is. He's got the speed and batting averages of their games, but he doesn't have the power. If you look at Clay's translated stats on the DT pages for these players, you'll see that Cobb works out to .355/.423/.617, and Speaker to .324/.410/.580, but Ichiro to "only" .348/.398/.462. If Speaker and Cobb had had the heart of their career in the lively ball era, they likely would have been huge power hitters, with some of those doubles and triples heading over the fences... As for Edmonds, I think he compares very well with the great CFs. How many of them were both great gloves and slugged .500? Very few. I think Edmonds is deserving, but he's going to have problems because he's short in the counting stats department due to not becoming a regular until 25 and subsequent injuries. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Joey Votto has any shot at winning the starting job in Cincinatti this year?
(Billy from Iowa City, IA)
There are a lot of questions here about the Reds and how their roster will shake out, all of which, I think, stems from insecurity over Dusty Baker making the right decision. We were talking about Tris Speaker before -- if he were available, Dusty would be trying to sign him. Look, I don't think any of us can say what Dusty and the Reds will do, because we don't know to what degree rationality really holds sway there. If it were up to us we would go with the high upside of guys like Votto and Bruce, but that's now how Dusty thinks about things. One thing that will give us a clue is, obviously, spring training performance, not because 50 PAs in March will prove more to US about a player than all of last year's minor league numbers did, but because if the youngsters don't play well, Dusty won't give them the benefit of the doubt. He'll have an excuse to go Hatteberg and Lofton and Dead Ted Kluzewski. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneSyndicate baseball, they called it, and it kept coming up well into the 20th century, such as when Tris Speaker mysteriously went from the Red Sox to the Indians, a team in which AL prexy Ban Johnson had a financial interest. (Steven Goldman)
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameOf course, I'm the idiot, because I was thinking Tris Speaker, not the "All politics is local" guy's namesake. Apologies to Tommy and his Beard. (Steven Goldman)