Billy Ripken

Second Base

1987—1998

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Player LeveL
Journeyman
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

William Oliver
GIVEN NAME
Ripken
SURNAME
December 16, 1964, in Havre de Grace, MD
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1987—1998
Playing Career
Played from 22-33
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Baltimore Orioles
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
July 11, 1987
Major League Debut
July 13, 1998
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Billy Ripken?

Lesser brother of Cal, played with him as double play duo when the Orioles stunk.

30

HITTING

20

POWER

30

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
912
674
20
229
.247

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1990 Orioles

25 Years Old

.291
AVG
3
HR
38
RBI
48
RUNS
.342
OBP
118
HITS
28
2B
1
3B
.387
SLG
28
BB
5
SB
4.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.247
.294
.318

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.612
.704
87.2

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
NR
58.2

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

Billy Ripken 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
Ripken
543
134
57
24
1
4
46
35
66
5
173
172
.247
.294
.318
612
AVG 2B
531
141
73
26
3
8
62
52
73
15
197
197
.266
.333
.370
.704

Billy Ripken Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
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
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Billy Ripken PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
5.9
NA
NA
NA
1.04
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Billy Ripken
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
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Billy Ripken
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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