Ben Chapman

Center Field

1930—1946

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#76

Player Detail

William Benjamin
GIVEN NAME
Chapman
SURNAME
December 25, 1908, in Nashville, TN
BORN
July 7, 1993, in Hoover, AL, USA
DIED
1930—1946
Playing Career
Played from 21-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
Brooklyn Dodgers
Philadelphia Phillies
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1932, 1936
World Series titles
Chappie
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1930
Major League Debut
May 12, 1946
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ben Chapman?

Southern-born racist who targeted Jewish and black players in his sad career as a player and manager.

60

HITTING

40

POWER

70

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
During the period from 1926 to 1943, Chapman had more stolen bases than any other player, leading the American League four times.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1717
1958
90
977
.302
4 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1931 Yankees

22 Years Old

.315
AVG
17
HR
122
RBI
120
RUNS
.396
OBP
189
HITS
28
2B
11
3B
.483
SLG
75
BB
61
SB
5.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.302
.383
.440

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.823
.789
104.3

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
35.4
60.2

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

Ben Chapman 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
Chapman
524
158
93
33
9
7
79
67
45
23
230
227
.302
.383
.440
823
AVG CF
536
158
87
28
8
9
77
54
42
9
229
214
.295
.361
.428
.789

Ben Chapman Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
76
57
58
53
57
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
49
58
62
87
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ben Chapman PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
41.3
29.5
22.3
15.0
3.89
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Ben Chapman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
233.0
148.7
106.1
68.4
21.9
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Ben Chapman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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