Billy Herman

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1931—1947

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#24

Player Detail

William Jennings Bryan
GIVEN NAME
Herman
SURNAME
July 7, 1909, in New Albany, IN
BORN
September 5, 1992, in West Palm Beach, FL, USA
DIED
1931—1947
Playing Career
Played from 21-37
PLAYING AGE
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
2
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 29, 1931
Major League Debut
August 1, 1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Billy Herman?

Ten-time All-Star second baseman for Cubs and Dodgers. Volunteered at the age of 33 to enter World War II.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Herman was named after William Jennings Bryan, a three-time Presidential candidate.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1922
2345
47
839
.304
11 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1936 Cubs

26 Years Old

.334
AVG
5
HR
93
RBI
101
RUNS
.392
OBP
211
HITS
57
2B
7
3B
.470
SLG
59
BB
5
SB
7.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.304
.367
.407

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.774
.672
115.2

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
45.6
58.2

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

Billy Herman 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
Herman
535
163
81
34
6
3
58
51
30
5
218
216
.304
.367
.407
774
AVG 2B
541
142
67
24
5
4
57
46
45
6
189
190
.263
.323
.349
.672

Billy Herman Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
24
18
22
20
15
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
17
27
19
22
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Billy Herman PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
56.0
35.3
28.6
20.2
4.72
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Billy Herman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
297.0
185.9
135.9
90.2
25.0
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Billy Herman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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