Baseball Player Won-Loss Records
Home     List of Articles



Duke Snider

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Duke Snider

Duke Snider was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 11th year of eligibility, 1980, with 86.5% of the vote.

The first table below presents Duke Snider's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Duke Snider
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1947BRO20
40
1.92.50.431-0.3
-0.1
2.32.60.466-0.20.0
1948BRO21
53
4.65.00.481-0.3
0.1
5.05.10.495-0.20.2
1949BRO22
146
21.012.90.6193.6
4.9
19.715.50.5601.63.0
1950BRO23
152
20.817.30.5461.3
2.8
22.919.10.5451.43.0
1951BRO24
150
20.216.00.5581.7
3.1
21.517.30.5551.73.2
1952BRO25
144
19.915.10.5692.1
3.5
20.915.90.5682.13.6
1953BRO26
153
23.313.30.6374.4
5.9
23.414.40.6203.95.5
1954BRO27
149
23.615.20.6093.3
4.9
23.015.30.6003.04.5
1955BRO28
148
23.914.60.6223.9
5.5
23.215.70.5962.94.5
1956BRO29
151
22.715.30.5973.0
4.6
22.616.00.5852.64.2
1957BRO30
139
18.715.40.5491.0
2.4
18.714.90.5571.32.7
1958LAN31
106
9.910.60.483-0.7
0.1
11.210.00.5290.31.1
1959LAN32
126
15.411.10.5811.6
2.7
14.511.70.5520.91.9
1960LAN33
100
8.97.60.5380.4
1.1
9.07.20.5540.61.3
1961LAN34
83
9.86.70.5961.2
2.0
9.36.90.5730.81.6
1962LAN35
80
6.34.70.5740.6
1.1
6.45.70.5310.20.7
1963NYN36
129
13.012.40.512-0.2
0.8
12.111.00.5230.11.0
1964SFN37
89
4.85.50.469-0.4
0.1
5.05.50.475-0.30.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,138
268.7201.00.57226.1
45.4
270.8210.00.56322.642.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
36
5.54.10.575 1.05.34.20.557 0.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,174
274.2205.10.572
46.3
276.1214.20.563 43.0


Duke Snider's primary Hall-of-Fame credentials are on offense. He had a career batting line of .295/.380/.540, leading his league in runs scored and total bases three times apiece, in slugging percentage and OPS twice, and in hits, home runs, RBI, walks, and on-base percentage once each. And, indeed, Duke Snider's batting Player won-lost record is impressive. But, at least as measured by Player won-lost records, Duke Snider was also an excellent defensive center fielder.

I calculate Player won-lost records across nine components, four of which apply to fielding. Snider was particularly good at the most important of these, Component 5, the ability to convert balls-in-play into outs. The top 10 players in net Component 5 center field wins, for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records, are presented in the next table.

eWins eLosses eWinPct Net eWins
1Duke Snider30.622.80.5747.9
2Amos Otis42.935.10.5507.8
3Willie Davis46.438.70.5457.7
4Curt Flood34.729.60.5395.1
5Andruw Jones39.734.80.5335.0
6Taylor Douthit28.524.00.5434.5
7Mike Cameron41.137.00.5264.0
8Johnny Mostil24.620.70.5423.8
9Mickey Mantle34.731.10.5283.7
10Max Carey24.921.60.5363.4




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.

Home     List of Articles