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The 1951 Season as seen through the Prism of Player Won-Lost Records


As part of their last update, Retrosheet added what they call "deduced games" to supplement their play-by-play data. These are games for which they do not have full play-by-play data, but they have been able to deduce enough about what happened from box scores and newspaper reports that they were able to reconstruct play-by-play data. With the addition of this data, they now have play-by-play data for every major-league game dating back to 1951. I have now incorporated these data into my work, so that I now have complete Player won-lost records for every season from 1951 through 2012.

I already wrote an article that looked at the 2012 season through Player won-lost records. This article goes back and looks at the 1951 season.

The Best of 1951

The top 10 players in pWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Jackie Robinson25.715.25.3
6.9
1Jackie Robinson25.715.25.3
6.9
2Warren Spahn22.115.83.8
5.4
2Warren Spahn22.115.83.8
5.4
3Sal Maglie20.414.83.4
4.9
3Sal Maglie20.414.83.4
4.9
4Pee Wee Reese22.918.12.9
4.5
4Pee Wee Reese22.918.12.9
4.5
5Monte Irvin23.416.22.8
4.4
5Alvin Dark23.519.02.7
4.4
6Bobby Thomson22.515.92.8
4.3
6Monte Irvin23.416.22.8
4.4
7Alvin Dark23.519.02.7
4.4
7Robin Roberts20.916.82.6
4.3
8Stan Musial23.316.42.7
4.3
8Stan Musial23.316.42.7
4.3
9E. Mike Garcia18.213.92.7
4.1
9Bobby Thomson22.515.92.8
4.3
10Robin Roberts20.916.82.6
4.3
10E. Mike Garcia18.213.92.7
4.1


The top 10 players in eWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Jackie Robinson23.215.93.7
5.2
1Jackie Robinson23.215.93.7
5.2
2Roy Campanella16.811.52.8
3.9
2Stan Musial23.316.42.7
4.3
3Stan Musial23.316.42.7
4.3
3Robin Roberts20.216.02.6
4.2
4Robin Roberts20.216.02.6
4.2
4Warren Spahn19.916.02.5
4.1
5Ralph Kiner21.815.12.6
4.1
5Ralph Kiner21.815.12.6
4.1
6Warren Spahn19.916.02.5
4.1
6Roy Campanella16.811.52.8
3.9
7Eddie Joost21.217.62.3
3.8
7Eddie Joost21.217.62.3
3.8
8Larry Doby19.114.22.1
3.4
8Pee Wee Reese22.319.32.0
3.6
9Pee Wee Reese22.319.32.0
3.6
9Ted Williams23.818.11.9
3.6
10E. Mike Garcia15.612.62.0
3.2
10Larry Doby19.114.22.1
3.4


By Player won-lost records, the best player in the major leagues in 1951 was very clearly Jackie Robinson, who ends up atop all four tables above. The details of Jackie Robinson's performance by factor are shown in the next table. The numbers in the table below are context-neutral and teammate-adjusted.

Batting Baserunning Fielding
eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct.
15.110.1
0.599
1.91.3
0.591
5.94.80.549


Jackie Robinson's well-rounded excellence in 1951 was true throughout his career. In an article about Reggie Sanders (as part of my series on the 2013 Hall-of-Fame Ballot), I constructed a list of the players who were the most consistently above average at all three basic factors: batting, baserunning, and fielding. The top 10 from that list are repeated below.

Players with Most Well-Rounded Excellence
Batting Baserunning Fielding
Player Games eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct.
Joe DiMaggio
1,686
175.1122.3
0.589
12.910.1
0.562
68.461.50.527
Mickey Mantle
2,400
243.2150.3
0.618
18.812.8
0.596
76.773.20.512
Jackie Robinson
1,381
129.0100.8
0.561
15.412.5
0.552
44.838.10.540
Al Kaline
2,828
252.4197.7
0.561
21.517.0
0.558
97.785.90.532
Barry Bonds
2,984
306.9184.6
0.624
28.424.1
0.542
116.8107.50.521
Albert Pujols
2,575
254.0188.7
0.574
17.815.4
0.536
46.940.80.535
Mel Ott
2,285
222.0144.9
0.605
15.313.6
0.530
94.084.50.527
Jeff Bagwell
2,150
213.3151.7
0.584
17.314.1
0.552
38.436.00.516
Al Simmons
1,701
158.2126.7
0.555
11.99.6
0.554
72.966.50.523
Bill Terry
1,397
127.198.3
0.564
10.78.7
0.551
22.620.80.521


Although he would have gotten my vote, Jackie Robinson did not win the 1951 NL MVP award. That was won, instead, by his teammate, catcher Roy Campanella. The AL MVP was also a catcher who played his home games in New York City, Yogi Berra. The next table compares the two league MVPs by Player won-lost records.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Yogi Berra
141
16.413.10.5571.8
2.9
15.812.60.5571.72.8
Roy Campanella
143
16.311.50.5862.5
3.6
16.811.50.5932.83.9


I calculate Player won-lost records two ways: pWins, which tie to team wins and eWins, which control for context and the ability of one's teammates. For players with more pWins than eWins, their Player wins contributed to more team wins than one might expect; for players with more eWins than pWins, just the opposite is true: their Player wins translated into fewer team wins than expected. Or more briefly: a player with more pWins than eWins was better in context, a player with more eWins than pWins was worse in context.

Better in Context: Bobby Thomson
Several players show up in the top 10 in pWOPA or pWORL lists above but not in the eWOPA/eWORL lists. The one of these that seems most appropriate for 1951 has to be Bobby Thomson. Bobby Thomson ended the 1951 regular season with what might be the most famous home run in baseball history. It seems perfect that the hitter of perhaps the most clutch home run ever shows up here.

The table below shows Bobby Thomson's Player won-lost records in and out of context.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Bobby Thomson
148
22.515.90.5872.8
4.3
20.415.80.5641.83.2


Looking at wins over replacement level, Bobby Thomson had 1.1 more pWORL than eWORL. How much of that was from that one home run?

I calculate the context-neutral win value of Thomson's famous home run as being the same as the value of every other home run hit at the Polo Grounds in 1951, 0.1454 wins. In context, however, that home run was worth 0.8878 wins (and note, that's based solely on the game context, not the pennant implications).

Putting that into the above table, Thomson's 1951 season breaks down as follows.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
through Game 155, inn 8
148
21.715.90.5772.3
3.8
20.315.80.5631.73.1
Shot heard round the world
0.90.01.000
0.10.01.000
Totals
148
22.515.90.5872.8
4.3
20.415.80.5641.83.2


The extent to which Bobby Thomson's home run was worth more in context is exactly equal to the extent to which the pitcher who threw that pitch, Ralph Branca, performed worse in context. Yet, interestingly, that home run was an aberration in a season in which Branca actually performed quite a bit better than expected in context.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Ralph Branca
42
14.213.70.5090.6
1.9
11.813.10.474-0.30.8


Worse in Context: Ralph Kiner
While some players, such as Bobby Thomson, were better in context than their raw context-neutral statistics might suggest, the reverse was also true. Some players' statistics did not translate into team victories to the extent that might have been expected. The player who shows up highest in the top 10 lists for eWOPA and eWORL at the top of this article but does not appear in the pWOPA and pWORL lists is Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Ralph Kiner
151
20.616.40.5571.4
2.8
21.815.10.5902.64.1


Kiner's problem was not really that he was unclutch. Looking at his batting splits, he performed about equally well in various measures of "clutch": high-leverage (OPS of 1.138) v. low-leverage (1.073); 2-outs, RISP (1.084) vs. Bases Empty (1.287); Late & Close (1.015), Tie Games (1.244), vs. Margin > 4 R (1.219).

Kiner's problem, in terms of his performance translating into team wins was, to be blunt about it, that the rest of the 1951 Pittsburgh Pirates weren't very good. Going back to Kiner's batting splits, he played in 87 games that the Pirates lost. In those games, he batted .283/.422/.543 (OPS of .965) with 19 home runs, 42 RBI, and 54 runs scored. And, at the end of those days, all of those hits and walks and RBIs just didn't translate into team wins because the rest of the Pirates' hitters didn't get enough of their own hits and walks and RBIs and the Pirates' pitchers couldn't stop the other teams from scoring enough runs.

Is it Ralph Kiner's fault that he had lousy teammates? No, not at all. But as a simple matter of accounting for team wins and team losses, Kiner's performance in 1951 (and actually, in most years of Kiner's career) just didn't account for as many team wins as it probably should have.

The 1951 World Series

After the excitement of the National League pennant race, the 1951 World Series might have seemed somewhat anti-climactic. The New York Yankees beat their crosstown rivals, the New York Giants, in six games. Players who earned at least 0.1 pWins over replacement level (pWORL) in that World Series are shown in the next table. Not surprisingly, more Yankees show up here than Giants.

1951 World Series
pWins pLosses pWORL
Gil McDougaldNYA1.60.50.6
Ed LopatNYA1.30.60.4
Alvin DarkNY11.20.50.4
Hank BauerNYA1.20.70.3
Jim HearnNY10.70.30.2
Dave KosloNY10.70.60.2
Joe DiMaggioNYA0.90.60.1
Phil RizzutoNYA0.80.70.1
Bob KuzavaNYA0.20.10.1


Best of 1951 by Factor and Position

Next, let's look at the top players in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over Positional Average in various aspects of the game.
Best by Factor: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, Fielding
There are four basic factors for which players earn Player won-lost records: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, and Fielding. The top players in 1951 in eWOPA by factor were as follows.

Batting
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ralph Kiner16.19.13.3

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Baserunning
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Sam Jethroe1.91.00.4

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Pitching
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Warren Spahn16.212.83.4
Robin Roberts16.313.23.1
E. Mike Garcia12.99.93.0
Larry Jansen14.711.82.9
Sal Maglie15.512.72.8


Fielding, P
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Carl Scheib0.50.20.3


Fielding, C
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Del Rice1.71.00.7


Fielding, 1B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Walt Dropo1.81.30.5


Fielding, 2B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Jackie Robinson5.94.81.1


Fielding, 3B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Billy Cox4.33.60.7
Al Rosen4.43.70.7


Fielding, SS
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Chico Carrasquel7.05.91.1


Fielding, LF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Gus Zernial7.46.31.1


Fielding, CF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Duke Snider5.24.11.0
Richie Ashburn8.27.21.0


Fielding, RF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Carl Furillo8.96.62.2


Best by Position
Next, we look at 1951 Major-League leaders in eWOPA by position. The figures shown here only include Player decisions earned while playing this particular position, and include no contextual adjustments (expected or actual).

Catcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Roy Campanella16.411.52.5


First Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Gil Hodges19.214.81.8


Second Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Jackie Robinson22.816.13.4


This is one of the top 10 seasons by a second baseman ever (since 1947) as measured by eWins over positional average.

Third Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Bobby Thomson10.46.91.5


Shortstop
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Eddie Joost21.117.82.1


Left Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ted Williams23.718.21.8


Center Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Larry Doby18.914.32.0


Right Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Carl Furillo24.620.91.5


Starting Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Warren Spahn16.212.71.9
Larry Jansen14.511.31.7
Robin Roberts16.313.21.7


The top two players here, both of whom are Hall-of-Famers, might warrant a closer look. Raw pitching wins are converted into overall player wins by incorporating context (expected in the case of eWins, actual in the case of pWins), as well as pitcher offense. The results for Spahn and Roberts are shown next.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Robin Roberts
44
20.916.80.5552.6
4.3
20.216.00.5582.64.2
Warren Spahn
40
22.115.80.5843.8
5.4
19.916.00.5552.54.1


The 1951 season pre-dates the introduction of the Cy Young award (in 1956). It seems pretty clear, however, that the two most deserving contenders for such an award in 1951 if it had existed would have been Robin Roberts and Warren Spahn (not necessarily in that order). Although, it's worth pointing out that the top two pitchers in NL MVP voting that year were Sal Maglie and Preacher Roe (no doubt on the strength of (traditional) pitcher won-lost records of 23-6 and 22-3, respectively).

Relief Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ellis Kinder6.24.60.7


Relief pitching was much less prominent in 1951 than it is today. Nevertheless, Jim Konstanty won the 1950 NL MVP Award on the strength of 74 games and 152 innings pitched, all in relief.

For relief pitchers, context-neutral records may not be the best measure of how good they are, as context can matter a great deal, depending on how a pitcher is used. Here are the top relief pitchers of 1951 in context, in terms of pWins and pWOPA.

Top Relief Pitchers of 1951, based on pWORL
Player pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Ellis Kinder8.04.80.6281.72.4
Ted Wilks5.94.00.5960.91.6
Luis Aloma3.72.20.6270.81.1
Joe Ostrowski4.93.80.5640.61.1
Harry Perkowski5.95.20.5300.41.0


Kinder pretty well lapped the field. While the role of relief pitchers was very different in 1951 than in 2012 - Kinder led the major leagues with 14 saves in 1951 (although the save statistic hadn't been invented yet) - in terms of Player won-lost records, Kinder's 1951 season actually stacks up reasonably well with the best relief seasons of 2012.

Top Relief Pitchers of 1951, based on pWORL
Player pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Ellis Kinder8.04.80.6281.72.4
Craig Kimbrel7.02.40.7462.12.7
Fernando Rodney7.63.30.6991.92.7
Aroldis Chapman7.43.90.6571.52.3


Finally, here is the best at and oft-forgotten positions that can nevertheless matter: pitcher offense.

Pitcher Offense
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ned Garver1.81.80.4
Carl Scheib1.30.90.4
Bobby Shantz1.61.60.4
Mel Parnell1.61.60.4
Dizzy Trout1.41.20.4


Ned Garver had a noteworthy 1951 season. He actually finished second in voting for the AL MVP award. That was probably an overbid, but Garver did have an excellent season.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Ned Garver
47
17.514.80.5411.9
3.3
16.213.90.5381.73.0


One particularly noteworthy feature of Ned Garver's season is that he had a winning Player won-lost record in all four factors: batting, baserunning, pitching, and fielding.

Batting Baserunning Pitching Fielding
eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWins eLosses eWin Pct.
1.91.8
0.522
0.20.1
0.588
12.411.0
0.528
0.50.40.534


The next table shows every player since 1947 who has had a winning record in all four factors with at least 1 batting eWin, 10 pitching eWins, and 0.1 baserunning and fielding eWins. It's a fairly exclusive group (although Garver wasn't the only player to do it in 1951).

eWin Pct.
Player Season Team pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Running Pitching Fielding
Joe Shaute1927
CLE
12.513.8-0.3
0.9
0.5100.7510.5060.586
Wes Ferrell1931
CLE
19.615.72.5
3.9
0.5810.6600.5220.574
Wes Ferrell1935
BOS
16.410.53.4
4.7
0.5840.6070.5380.700
Bucky Walters1939
CIN
22.414.74.5
6.3
0.5100.6280.5460.585
Dizzy Trout1944
DET
23.817.44.0
5.8
0.5260.6010.5730.513
Bucky Walters1944
CIN
19.313.03.7
5.1
0.5040.5300.5300.513
Dave Ferriss1945
BOS
18.814.62.7
4.3
0.5180.6560.5150.540
Fred Hutchinson1947
DET
16.712.52.7
3.9
0.5140.7320.5350.503
Johnny Sain1947
BSN
18.814.92.6
4.0
0.5060.6050.5320.513
Ned Garver1951
SLA
17.514.81.9
3.3
0.5220.5880.5280.534
Mel Parnell1951
BOS
15.113.41.3
2.6
0.5010.5950.5220.564
Dizzy Trout1951
DET
11.210.70.6
1.6
0.5290.5210.5260.514
Jack Harshman1958
BAL
18.016.31.7
3.0
0.5540.5460.5180.601
Don Newcombe1959
CIN
15.812.12.6
3.7
0.5660.5980.5520.717
Curt Simmons1961
SLN
11.410.21.1
2.0
0.5200.6210.5470.603
Warren Spahn1961
MLN
19.415.03.0
4.4
0.5200.6270.5260.588
Blue Moon Odom1969
OAK
15.112.12.3
3.5
0.5640.6710.5050.593
Catfish Hunter1971
OAK
20.715.43.6
5.1
0.5230.5060.5150.694
Claude Osteen1972
LAN
18.614.03.1
4.5
0.5250.6040.5070.704
Andy Messersmith1974
LAN
18.413.73.2
4.4
0.5110.5620.5250.511
Bob Forsch1980
SLN
11.410.80.8
1.7
0.5150.5930.5270.654
Johnny Cooney1925
BSN
13.111.90.9
2.0
0.5010.5610.5060.552
Erv Brame1930
PIT
14.112.01.4
2.5
0.5210.5340.5030.567
Wes Ferrell1930
CLE
21.115.33.4
4.9
0.5140.5830.5410.623
Ted Lyons1930
CHA
18.213.03.1
4.4
0.5150.6050.5590.526
Red Lucas1929
CIN
15.112.31.9
2.9
0.5020.7460.5410.674


And finally, two more (somewhat obscure) positions: pinch hitter and pinch runner.

Pinch Hitter
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Bill Nicholson1.10.60.3


Pinch Runner
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Davey Williams0.10.00.0
Doug Hansen0.10.00.0
Don Thompson0.00.00.0
Jack Maguire0.00.00.0
Tommy Glaviano0.00.00.0
Bobby Shantz0.00.00.0
Joe Collins0.10.00.0
Roy McMillan0.00.00.0
Bubba Church0.00.00.0
Sam Jethroe0.00.00.0
Sibby Sisti0.00.00.0
Peanuts Lowrey0.00.00.0
Eddie Miksis0.00.00.0
Chuck Diering0.10.10.0
Pat Mullin0.00.00.0
Hal Newhouser0.00.00.0
Rocky Bridges0.00.00.0
Clarence Maddern0.00.00.0
Clint Hartung0.00.00.0
Allie Reynolds0.00.00.0
Sherry Robertson0.00.00.0
Bob Kennedy0.00.00.0
Gil McDougald0.00.00.0
Warren Spahn0.00.00.0
Tommy Brown0.00.00.0
Frank Saucier0.00.00.0
Minnie Minoso0.00.00.0
Don Richmond0.00.00.0
Bob Borkowski0.00.00.0
Phil Masi0.00.00.0
Fred Hatfield0.00.00.0
Duane Pillette0.00.00.0
John 'Bud' Thomas0.00.00.0
Johnny Logan0.00.00.0
Hank Bauer0.00.00.0
Milt Nielsen0.00.00.0
Cliff Mapes0.00.00.0
Jim Hegan0.00.00.0
Willy Miranda0.00.00.0
Dick Whitman0.00.00.0
Ned Garver0.00.00.0
Johnny Bero0.00.00.0
Sid Hudson0.00.00.0
Wally Moses0.00.00.0
Del Wilber0.00.00.0
George Strickland0.00.00.0
Hank Schenz0.00.00.0
Gordon Goldsberry0.00.00.0
Joe DeMaestri0.00.00.0
Billy Martin0.00.00.0
Joe Astroth0.00.00.0
Bob Lemon0.00.00.0
Fred Hutchinson0.00.00.0
Norm Zauchin0.00.00.0
Ed Fitz Gerald0.00.00.0
Tom Saffell0.00.00.0
Tod Davis0.00.00.0
Don Bollweg0.00.00.0
Johnny Lipon0.00.00.0
Mel Hoderlein0.00.00.0
Catfish Metkovich0.00.00.0
Dick Kryhoski0.00.00.0
Pete Suder0.00.00.0
Gene Verble0.00.00.0
Sam Chapman0.00.00.0
Jack D. Phillips0.00.00.0
Wayne Terwilliger0.00.00.0
Walt Dropo0.00.00.0
Harley Hisner0.00.00.0
Willard Nixon0.00.00.0
Vern Stephens0.00.00.0
Billy Cox0.00.00.0
Gil Hodges0.00.00.0
Erv Palica0.00.00.0
Bob Chipman0.00.00.0
Gene Mauch0.00.00.0
Joe Dobson0.00.00.0
Sammy Hairston0.00.00.0
Hank Majeski0.00.00.0
Saul Rogovin0.00.00.0
Warren Hacker0.00.00.0
Carmen Mauro0.00.00.0
Bob Schultz0.00.00.0
Ed Blake0.00.00.0
Hobie Landrith0.00.00.0
Ted Tappe0.00.00.0
Steve Gromek0.00.00.0
Hank Borowy0.00.00.0
Ray Herbert0.00.00.0
Russ Sullivan0.00.00.0
Al Corwin0.00.00.0
Sheldon Jones0.00.00.0
Sal Maglie0.00.00.0
George Spencer0.00.00.0
Clint Courtney0.00.00.0
Ed Lopat0.00.00.0
Ernie Nevel0.00.00.0
Art Schallock0.00.00.0
Joe Coleman Sr.0.00.00.0
Johnny Kucab0.00.00.0
Joe Tipton0.00.00.0
Granny Hamner0.00.00.0
Stan Lopata0.00.00.0
Dick Young0.00.00.0
Con Dempsey0.00.00.0
Ralph Kiner0.00.00.0
Joe Muir0.00.00.0
Stan Rojek0.00.00.0
Ted Wilks0.00.00.0
Sherm Lollar0.00.00.0
Bob Turley0.00.00.0
Bill Sarni0.00.00.0
Connie Marrero0.00.00.0
Dan Porter0.00.00.0
Matt Batts0.00.00.0
Ben Flowers0.00.00.0
Ellis Kinder0.00.00.0
Wayne Belardi0.00.00.0
Carl Erskine0.00.00.0
Mickey Livingston0.00.00.0
Jackie Robinson0.00.00.0
Rube Walker0.00.00.0
Blix Donnelly0.00.00.0
Luis Olmo0.00.00.0
B. Bob Thorpe0.00.00.0
Bob Cain0.00.00.0
Nellie Fox0.00.00.0
Lou Kretlow0.00.00.0
Rocky Nelson0.00.00.0
Bud Stewart0.00.00.0
Harry Chiti0.00.00.0
Mickey Owen0.00.00.0
Andy Varga0.00.00.0
Eddie Erautt0.00.00.0
Willie Ramsdell0.00.00.0
Johnny Wyrostek0.00.00.0
Larry Doby0.00.00.0
Hal Naragon0.00.00.0
Johnny Vander Meer0.00.00.0
Earl Johnson0.00.00.0
Virgil Trucks0.00.00.0
Red Hardy0.00.00.0
Alex Konikowski0.00.00.0
Don Mueller0.00.00.0
Hank Thompson0.00.00.0
Bobby 'Doc' Brown0.00.00.0
Johnny Hopp0.00.00.0
Bob Porterfield0.00.00.0
Bob Wiesler0.00.00.0
Dick Fowler0.00.00.0
Hank Wyse0.00.00.0
Mel Clark0.00.00.0
Stan Hollmig0.00.00.0
Bob J. Miller0.00.00.0
Dick Sisler0.00.00.0
Gus Bell0.00.00.0
Harry Fisher0.00.00.0
Vern Law0.00.00.0
Johnny Berardino0.00.00.0
Bobby Herrera0.00.00.0
Fred Marsh0.00.00.0
Lou Sleater0.00.00.0
Ken Wood0.00.00.0
Harry Brecheen0.00.00.0
Nippy Jones0.00.00.0
Tom Poholsky0.00.00.0
Gerry Staley0.00.00.0
Mickey Grasso0.00.00.0
Cass Michaels0.00.00.0
Bob DiPietro0.00.00.0
Buddy Rosar0.00.00.0
Ted Williams0.00.00.0
Phil Haugstad0.00.00.0
Don Newcombe0.00.00.0
Johnny Schmitz0.00.00.0
Vern Bickford0.00.00.0
George Estock0.00.00.0
Sid Schacht0.00.00.0
Luis Aloma0.00.00.0
Dick Littlefield0.00.00.0
Billy Pierce0.00.00.0
Gus Zernial0.00.00.0
Monk Dubiel0.00.00.0
Emil 'Dutch' Leonard0.00.00.0
Bob Rush0.00.00.0
Ewell Blackwell0.00.00.0
Homer 'Dixie' Howell0.00.00.0
Harry Perkowski0.00.00.0
Frank T. Smith0.00.00.0
Lou Brissie0.00.00.0
Bob Feller0.00.00.0
Lou Klein0.00.00.0
Dick Rozek0.00.00.0
Gene Bearden0.00.00.0
Ted Gray0.00.00.0
Don Kolloway0.00.00.0
George Bamberger0.00.00.0
Monte Irvin0.00.00.0
Whitey Lockman0.00.00.0
Artie Wilson0.00.00.0
Billy Johnson0.00.00.0
Tom Morgan0.00.00.0
Phil Rizzuto0.00.00.0
Eddie Joost0.00.00.0
Jimmy Bloodworth0.00.00.0
Del Ennis0.00.00.0
Niles Jordan0.00.00.0
Lou Possehl0.00.00.0
Cliff Chambers0.00.00.0
Joe Garagiola0.00.00.0
Jack Merson0.00.00.0
Pete Reiser0.00.00.0
Bill Werle0.00.00.0
Billy DeMars0.00.00.0
Bill A. Kennedy0.00.00.0
Bob Nieman0.00.00.0
Ben E. Taylor0.00.00.0
Steve Bilko0.00.00.0
Jack Crimian0.00.00.0
Max Lanier0.00.00.0
Hal Rice0.00.00.0
Alton Brown0.00.00.0
Joe Haynes0.00.00.0
Irv Noren0.00.00.0
Fred Taylor0.00.00.0
Al Evans0.00.00.0
Chuck Stobbs0.00.00.0
Cal Abrams0.00.00.0
Bruce Edwards0.00.00.0
Clyde King0.00.00.0
Bud Podbielan0.00.00.0
Dave Cole0.00.00.0
Bobby Hogue0.00.00.0
Ray Mueller0.00.00.0
Hal Brown0.00.00.0
Harry Dorish0.00.00.0
Ken Holcombe0.00.00.0
Marv Rotblatt0.00.00.0
Smoky Burgess0.00.00.0
Frank Hiller0.00.00.0
Bill Serena0.00.00.0
Jim Bolger0.00.00.0
Danny Litwhiler0.00.00.0
Johnny Pramesa0.00.00.0
Allie Clark0.00.00.0
Dale Mitchell0.00.00.0
Birdie Tebbetts0.00.00.0
Paul Calvert0.00.00.0
Frank House0.00.00.0
Dick Marlowe0.00.00.0
Bob Swift0.00.00.0
Alvin Dark0.00.00.0
Spider Jorgensen0.00.00.0
Eddie Stanky0.00.00.0
Yogi Berra0.00.00.0
Joe DiMaggio0.00.00.0
Mickey Mantle0.00.00.0
Joe Ostrowski0.00.00.0
Spec Shea0.00.00.0
Lou Limmer0.00.00.0
Elmer Valo0.00.00.0
Milo Candini0.00.00.0
Andy Hansen0.00.00.0
Jackie Mayo0.00.00.0
Andy Seminick0.00.00.0
Monty Basgall0.00.00.0
Murry Dickson0.00.00.0
Bill Koski0.00.00.0
Danny Murtaugh0.00.00.0
Len Yochim0.00.00.0
Eddie Gaedel0.00.00.0
Joe Lutz0.00.00.0
Cloyd Boyer0.00.00.0
Bob Habenicht0.00.00.0
Red Munger0.00.00.0
Red Schoendienst0.00.00.0
Sandy Consuegra0.00.00.0
Eddie Yost0.00.00.0
Lou Boudreau0.00.00.0
Billy Goodman0.00.00.0
Walt Masterson0.00.00.0
Al Richter0.00.00.0
Sammy White0.00.00.0
Ralph Branca0.00.00.0
Carl Furillo0.00.00.0
Preacher Roe0.00.00.0
Dick Williams0.00.00.0
Dick Donovan0.00.00.0
Phil Paine0.00.00.0
Earl Torgeson0.00.00.0
Chico Carrasquel0.00.00.0
Paul Lehner0.00.00.0
Red Wilson0.00.00.0
Chuck Connors0.00.00.0
Bob Kelly0.00.00.0
Howie Fox0.00.00.0
Sammy Meeks0.00.00.0
Connie Ryan0.00.00.0
Bobby Avila0.00.00.0
Luke Easter0.00.00.0
Toothpick Sam Jones0.00.00.0
Early Wynn0.00.00.0
Al Federoff0.00.00.0
Charlie Keller0.00.00.0
Vic Wertz0.00.00.0
Dave Koslo0.00.00.0
Ray Noble0.00.00.0
Wes Westrum0.00.00.0
Tommy Byrne0.00.00.0
Ralph Houk0.00.00.0
Vic Raschi0.00.00.0
Archie Wilson0.00.00.0
Billy Hitchcock0.00.00.0
Ed Samcoff0.00.00.0
Sam Zoldak0.00.00.0
Leo Cristante0.00.00.0
Bill Nicholson0.00.00.0
Don Carlsen0.00.00.0
Dale Long0.00.00.0
Howie Pollet0.00.00.0
Frank J. Thomas0.00.00.0
Bill Jennings0.00.00.0
Jimmie McDonald0.00.00.0
Dick Starr0.00.00.0
Bobby Young0.00.00.0
Larry Ciaffone0.00.00.0
Eddie Kazak0.00.00.0
Joe Presko0.00.00.0
Jay Van Noy0.00.00.0
Mickey Harris0.00.00.0
Frank Sacka0.00.00.0
Bobby Doerr0.00.00.0
Paul Hinrichs0.00.00.0
Les Moss0.00.00.0
Ray Scarborough0.00.00.0
Tom Wright0.00.00.0
Roy Campanella0.00.00.0
Gene Hermanski0.00.00.0
Andy Pafko0.00.00.0
Duke Snider0.00.00.0
Lew Burdette0.00.00.0
Sid Gordon0.00.00.0
Willard Marshall0.00.00.0
Floyd Baker0.00.00.0
Bert Haas0.00.00.0
Bob Mahoney0.00.00.0
Eddie Robinson0.00.00.0
Frank Baumholtz0.00.00.0
Dee Fondy0.00.00.0
Turk Lown0.00.00.0
Hank Sauer0.00.00.0
Jim Blackburn0.00.00.0
Ted Kluszewski0.00.00.0
Kent Peterson0.00.00.0
Virgil Stallcup0.00.00.0
Bob Chakales0.00.00.0
E. Mike Garcia0.00.00.0
Johnny Groth0.00.00.0
Marlin Stuart0.00.00.0
Roger Bowman0.00.00.0
Larry Jansen0.00.00.0
Jack Lohrke0.00.00.0
Sal Yvars0.00.00.0
Bob Kuzava0.00.00.0
Bob Muncrief0.00.00.0
Fred Sanford0.00.00.0
Moe Burtschy0.00.00.0
Alex Kellner0.00.00.0
Jack Brittin0.00.00.0
Mike Goliat0.00.00.0
Jim Konstanty0.00.00.0
Robin Roberts0.00.00.0
Bill Howerton0.00.00.0
Dino Restelli0.00.00.0
Wally Westlake0.00.00.0
Jim Dyck0.00.00.0
Clyde Kluttz0.00.00.0
Satchel Paige0.00.00.0
Dick Bokelmann0.00.00.0
Dan Lewandowski0.00.00.0
Frank Campos0.00.00.0
Len Okrie0.00.00.0
Bill L. Evans0.00.00.0
Leo Kiely0.00.00.0
Mel Parnell0.00.00.0
J. Harry Taylor0.00.00.0
Hank Edwards0.00.00.0
Clem Labine0.00.00.0
Pee Wee Reese0.00.00.0
Chris Van Cuyk0.00.00.0
Walker Cooper0.00.00.0
Tommy Holmes0.00.00.0
Chet Nichols Jr.0.00.00.0
Max Surkont0.00.00.0
Joe Erautt0.00.00.0
Howie Judson0.00.00.0
Bud Sheely0.00.00.0
Phil Cavarretta0.00.00.0
Randy Jackson0.00.00.0
Paul Minner0.00.00.0
Roy Smalley Jr.0.00.00.0
Ken Raffensberger0.00.00.0
Merl Combs0.00.00.0
Bubba Harris0.00.00.0
Ray Murray0.00.00.0
Thurman Tucker0.00.00.0
Doc Daugherty0.00.00.0
Wayne McLeland0.00.00.0
Dizzy Trout0.00.00.0
Al Gettel0.00.00.0
Monte Kennedy0.00.00.0
Willie Mays0.00.00.0
Bobby Thomson0.00.00.0
Jim Brideweser0.00.00.0
Tom Ferrick0.00.00.0
Stubby Overmire0.00.00.0
Charlie Silvera0.00.00.0
Ferris Fain0.00.00.0
Morrie Martin0.00.00.0
Kermit Wahl0.00.00.0
Ken Heintzelman0.00.00.0
Russ Meyer0.00.00.0
Ken Silvestri0.00.00.0
Paul LaPalme0.00.00.0
Paul Pettit0.00.00.0
Dick H. Smith0.00.00.0
Hank Arft0.00.00.0
Duke Markell0.00.00.0
Roy Sievers0.00.00.0
Al Widmar0.00.00.0
Al Brazle0.00.00.0
Solly Hemus0.00.00.0
Stan Musial0.00.00.0
Enos Slaughter0.00.00.0
Sam Dente0.00.00.0
Sam Mele0.00.00.0
Bob Ross0.00.00.0
Dom DiMaggio0.00.00.0
Aaron Robinson0.00.00.0
Bill Wight0.00.00.0
Joe Hatten0.00.00.0
Earl Mossor0.00.00.0
Jim Russell0.00.00.0
Bob Addis0.00.00.0
Bob Elliott0.00.00.0
Johnny Sain0.00.00.0
Jim A. Wilson0.00.00.0
Ray Coleman0.00.00.0
Ross Grimsley Sr.0.00.00.0
Don Lenhardt0.00.00.0
Al Zarilla0.00.00.0
Jack Cusick0.00.00.0
Johnny Klippstein0.00.00.0
Fred Richards0.00.00.0
Joe Adcock0.00.00.0
Grady Hatton0.00.00.0
Bob Scheffing0.00.00.0
Ray Boone0.00.00.0
Jerry Fahr0.00.00.0
Al Rosen0.00.00.0
George Zuverink0.00.00.0
George Kell0.00.00.0
Jerry Priddy0.00.00.0
Hal White0.00.00.0
Jim Hearn0.00.00.0
Jack Kramer0.00.00.0
Earl Rapp0.00.00.0
Bob Cerv0.00.00.0
Johnny Mize0.00.00.0
Gene Woodling0.00.00.0
Bob Hooper0.00.00.0
Carl Scheib0.00.00.0
Richie Ashburn0.00.00.0
Karl Drews0.00.00.0
Willie Jones0.00.00.0
Eddie Waitkus0.00.00.0
Pete Castiglione0.00.00.0
Bob Friend0.00.00.0
Clyde McCullough0.00.00.0
Mel Queen Sr.0.00.00.0
Junior Walsh0.00.00.0
Jim Delsing0.00.00.0
Don R. Johnson0.00.00.0
Irv Medlinger0.00.00.0
Jim Suchecki0.00.00.0
Vern Benson0.00.00.0
Jackie Collum0.00.00.0
Kurt Krieger0.00.00.0
Del Rice0.00.00.0
Harry Walker0.00.00.0
Roy Hawes0.00.00.0
Julio Moreno0.00.00.0
Al Sima0.00.00.0
Charlie Maxwell0.00.0-0.0
Mickey Vernon0.00.0-0.0
Joe Ginsberg0.00.0-0.0
Johnny Pesky0.00.0-0.0
Karl Olson0.00.0-0.0
Cliff Fannin0.00.0-0.0
Barney McCosky0.00.0-0.0
Roy Hartsfield0.00.0-0.0
Gil Coan0.00.0-0.0
Bill Rigney0.00.0-0.0
Lloyd Merriman0.00.0-0.0
Bobby Adams0.00.0-0.0
Hoot Evers0.00.0-0.0
Clyde Vollmer0.00.0-0.0
Ebba St. Claire0.00.0-0.0
Randy Gumpert0.00.0-0.0
Bob Dillinger0.00.0-0.0
Buddy Kerr0.00.0-0.0
Dave Philley0.00.0-0.0
Snuffy Stirnweiss0.00.0-0.0
Gus Niarhos0.00.0-0.0
Luis Marquez0.00.0-0.0
Ted Beard0.00.0-0.0
Bob Boyd0.00.0-0.0
Bud Byerly0.00.0-0.0
Dick Cole0.00.0-0.0
Herm Wehmeier0.00.0-0.0
Dan Bankhead0.00.0-0.0
Cal McLish0.00.0-0.0
Erv Dusak0.00.0-0.0
Jerry Coleman0.00.0-0.0
Ed Sanicki0.00.0-0.0
Tom Upton0.00.0-0.0
Neil Berry0.00.1-0.0
Bob Ramazzotti0.00.0-0.0
Mickey McDermott0.00.0-0.0
Jim Busby0.00.0-0.0
Jackie Jensen0.00.0-0.0
Ken W. Johnson0.00.1-0.0
Eddie Pellagrini0.00.0-0.0
Steve Souchock0.00.1-0.0
Bob Usher0.00.0-0.0
Jocko Thompson0.00.0-0.0
Wally Post0.00.0-0.0
Pete Runnels0.00.0-0.0
Mike Guerra0.00.1-0.0
Putsy Caballero0.10.2-0.0
Hal Jeffcoat0.00.1-0.0
Harry Simpson0.00.1-0.0


Look at Me, I Can Be, Centerfield

Finally, the city of New York welcomed two rookie centerfielders in 1951 - although one of them played mostly right field in 1951 because there was already a living legend in center field in Yankee Stadium. And what a pair of centerfielders they turned out to be!
Willie Mays Mickey Mantle
Season Age Games pWins pLoss pWOPA pWORL Age Games pWins pLoss pWOPA pWORL
1951
2012115.313.20.7
1.8
199612.89.01.72.6
1952
21345.53.41.0
1.3
2014222.214.83.34.8
1953
 
2112720.213.03.14.5
1954
2315124.316.82.8
4.5
2214524.015.23.65.2
1955
2415226.917.63.8
5.6
2314724.514.04.56.1
1956
2515223.018.21.7
3.4
2415024.915.14.25.9
1957
2615224.418.62.1
3.9
2514424.812.85.36.9
1958
2715225.818.62.8
4.5
2615022.915.92.84.3
1959
2815124.816.23.6
5.3
2714420.215.02.03.4
1960
2915325.219.52.0
3.8
2815323.313.54.25.6
1961
3015425.617.73.2
5.1
2915325.814.84.86.6
1962
3116229.318.44.8
6.6
3012319.911.33.85.0
1963
3215724.619.42.0
3.6
31659.04.91.92.4
1964
3315725.916.44.2
5.9
3214321.013.83.14.5
1965
3415726.217.83.5
5.3
3312213.413.1-0.40.7
1966
3515225.816.63.8
5.4
3410812.411.40.11.0
1967
3614117.714.91.0
2.4
3514415.711.91.12.3
1968
3714823.817.22.6
4.3
3614414.310.81.02.1
1969
3811714.712.90.5
1.7
1970
3913917.014.80.7
2.0
1971
4013618.012.02.5
3.7
1972
41889.67.80.6
1.3
1973
42666.16.5-0.4
0.1
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CAREER RECORDS2,992459.7334.649.7
81.8
2,400351.5230.450.273.8


All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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