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Hack Wilson CFCubs

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 5556 .307 .395 .545 140 39.4
Birth Date4-26-1900
Height5' 6"
Weight190 lbs
Age119 years, 8 months, 24 days
BatsR
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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
1923 NY1 23 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 76 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 NY1 24 107 434 113 19 12 10 44 46 1 4 3 .295 .369 .486 114 8.3 0.9 0.0 2.1
1925 NY1 25 62 206 43 7 4 6 21 33 1 5 2 .239 .322 .422 97 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
1926 CHN 26 142 613 170 36 8 21 69 61 6 10 .321 .406 .539 150 35.9 5.0 0.0 6.0
1927 CHN 27 146 646 175 30 12 30 71 70 6 13 .318 .401 .579 147 34.8 3.3 0.0 5.5
1928 CHN 28 145 623 163 32 9 31 77 94 2 4 .313 .404 .588 151 37.2 -4.3 0.0 4.9
1929 CHN 29 150 670 198 30 5 39 78 83 2 3 .345 .425 .618 145 31.8 -5.0 0.0 4.0
1930 CHN 30 155 709 208 35 6 56 105 84 1 3 .356 .454 .723 166 63.2 -6.8 0.0 6.9
1931 CHN 31 112 458 103 22 4 13 63 69 0 1 .261 .362 .435 120 13.2 2.9 0.0 2.7
1932 BRO 32 135 539 143 37 5 23 51 85 1 2 .297 .366 .538 140 27.4 -0.6 0.0 3.6
1933 BRO 33 117 413 96 13 2 9 52 50 0 7 .267 .359 .389 128 13.7 -0.2 0.0 2.3
1934 BRO 34 67 212 45 5 0 6 40 33 0 0 .262 .401 .395 115 4.5 -0.7 0.0 0.8
1934 PHI 34 7 23 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 .100 .217 .100 114 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1
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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
1923 NY1 MLB NL 3 10 .282 .328 .418 .000 107 -0.4 0.1 0 76 10 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1924 NY1 MLB NL 107 434 .286 .332 .396 .000 90 16.2 10.9 0.5 114 14 0.0 0.9 8.3 2.1
1925 NY1 MLB NL 62 206 .287 .335 .411 .000 97 -1.5 5.6 -0.6 97 18 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.4
1926 CHN MLB NL 142 613 .278 .325 .384 .000 100 43.7 16.2 1.5 150 10 0.0 5.0 35.9 6.0
1927 CHN MLB NL 146 646 .282 .326 .390 .000 89 45.8 16.4 1.5 147 18 0.0 3.3 34.8 5.5
1928 CHN MLB NL 145 623 .279 .331 .391 .000 98 40.1 15.1 1.4 151 16 0.0 -4.3 37.2 4.9
1929 CHN MLB NL 150 670 .292 .345 .423 .000 104 35.8 14.2 1.3 145 8 0.0 -5.0 31.8 4.0
1930 CHN MLB NL 155 709 .305 .352 .450 .000 116 51.1 20.6 1.9 166 10 0.0 -6.8 63.2 6.9
1931 CHN MLB NL 112 458 .278 .330 .392 .000 91 14.4 12.1 -1 120 15 0.0 2.9 13.2 2.7
1932 BRO MLB NL 135 539 .277 .323 .397 .000 94 32.8 15.9 -5.4 140 17 0.0 -0.6 27.4 3.6
1933 BRO MLB NL 117 413 .263 .306 .357 .000 91 12.9 11.6 -2.3 128 14 0.0 -0.2 13.7 2.3
1934 BRO MLB NL 67 212 .285 .334 .394 .000 99 4.2 6.0 -1.5 115 14 0.0 -0.7 4.5 0.8
1934 PHI MLB NL 7 23 .272 .326 .382 .000 112 -3.4 0.5 -0.1 114 14 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1

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
1923 NY1 MLB NL 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0
1924 NY1 MLB NL 434 383 62 113 19 12 10 186 57 44 46 4 3 .295 .369 .486 .191 6
1925 NY1 MLB NL 206 180 28 43 7 4 6 76 30 21 33 5 2 .239 .322 .422 .183 4
1926 CHN MLB NL 613 529 97 170 36 8 21 285 109 69 61 10 .321 .406 .539 .217 9
1927 CHN MLB NL 646 551 119 175 30 12 30 319 129 71 70 13 .318 .401 .579 .261 18
1928 CHN MLB NL 623 520 89 163 32 9 31 306 120 77 94 4 .313 .404 .588 .275 24
1929 CHN MLB NL 670 574 135 198 30 5 39 355 159 78 83 3 .345 .425 .618 .274 16
1930 CHN MLB NL 709 585 146 208 35 6 56 423 191 105 84 3 .356 .454 .723 .368 18
1931 CHN MLB NL 458 395 66 103 22 4 13 172 61 63 69 1 .261 .362 .435 .175 0
1932 BRO MLB NL 539 481 77 143 37 5 23 259 123 51 85 2 .297 .366 .538 .241 6
1933 BRO MLB NL 413 360 41 96 13 2 9 140 54 52 50 7 .267 .359 .389 .122 1
1934 PHI MLB NL 23 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 3 4 0 .100 .217 .100 .000 0
1934 BRO MLB NL 212 172 24 45 5 0 6 68 27 40 33 0 .262 .401 .395 .134 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

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I desperately want a 1894 Boileryard Clarke Orioles jersey, but with no numbers and no name on the back people wouldn't get it. And I don't have the handlebar moustache to pull it off anyway.
(Drungo from SoMd)
I think I might break with authenticity there and just have "Boileryard" put on the back. Shame the Cubs didn't adopt numbers until Hack Wilson left. He did wear #4 with the Dodgers... (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantastic essay on Paul Waner... how many players have you come across from the Pre-WW II era that could be considered highly-functioning alcoholics, using booze as a 'PAD' (performance altering drug)?
(BL from Bozeman)
Thanks! Alcoholism was epidemic in baseball at least into the early 1960s, and it almost certainly hurt far more players than it helped. Probably the most famous example of a career destroyed by demon rum is that of Hack Wilson, but there are dozens and dozens more. The weird dichotomy is, and I was a bit uncomfortable telling some of the Waner/drinking stories because of this, that even though guys were killing themselves, this was often a source of fun, at least for baseball writers. You read a lot of stories about Bugs Raymond, the 1910s pitcher for the Giants who used to trade balls from the bullpen for beers, but John McGraw found him too often soused to be usable, cut him, and he had his head stomped in in a bar fight the next year. There's more of that then the "fun and successful drunk," but we hear a lot more about the latter. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was their ever a player with more of a stocky build than Hack Wilson? He looks ridiculous!
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
In my book "Forging Genius," I said that Hack looked like Popeye or an inverted bowling pin. I don't think Yogi Berra was too different, maybe even Kirby Puckett. Ever see the pictures of Wilson standing next to Ruth and Gehrig? Looks like they're hanging out with someone from a circus sideshow. They tower over him. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)SAT Question Time: The 2008 Chicago Cubs will end up looking the most like A) the 1907 Cubs B) the 1929 Cubs or C) the 1984 Cubs?
(Ali Nagib from Chicago)
Hrm, interesting... in '29, Hack Wilson frightened people in the field; in '84, Keith Moreland frighened people in the field; and in '08, Soriano frightens people in the field. I'm inclined to go with '84. Just keep Derrek Lee's glove away from the Gatorade. (Christina Kahrl)


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