Al Simmons

Hall of Fame

Left Field

1924—1944

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
#92
Left Field RANK
#11

Player Detail

Aloysius Harry
GIVEN NAME
Simmons
SURNAME
May 22, 1902, in Milwaukee, WI
BORN
May 26, 1956, in Milwaukee, WI, USA
DIED
1924—1944
Playing Career
Played from 22-42
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Washington Senators
Boston Red Sox
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
1929-30
World Series titles
Bucketfoot Al
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1924
Major League Debut
July 1, 1944
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Al Simmons?

Had a hideous swing, but consistently batted over .300 and was part of great A’s team that won pennants from 1929-1931.

70

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
While he played for the Philadelphia A’s, Simmons lived in an apartment that was just across the street from the outfield wall at Shibe Park.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2215
2927
307
1828
.334
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1929 Philadelphia A's

27 Years Old

.365
AVG
34
HR
157
RBI
114
RUNS
.398
OBP
212
HITS
41
2B
9
3B
.642
SLG
31
BB
4
SB
7.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.334
.380
.535

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.915
.817
112.0

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
55.4
55.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Al Simmons Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Simmons
552
185
95
34
9
19
115
39
46
6
295
225
.334
.380
.535
915
AVG LF
534
160
85
30
8
11
92
55
45
9
240
217
.300
.368
.449
.817

Al Simmons Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
11
8
11
9
11
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
9
9
8
9
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Al Simmons PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
68.0
42.8
33.6
22.9
4.97
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Al Simmons
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
372.8
214.3
153.0
102.6
27.2
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Al Simmons
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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