Biz Mackey

Hall of Fame

Catcher

1920—1947

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
NR
Catcher RANK
#26

Player Detail

James Raleigh
GIVEN NAME
Mackey
SURNAME
July 27, 1897, in Eagle Pass, TX
BORN
September 22, 1965, in Los Angeles, CA, USA
DIED
1920—1947
Playing Career
Played from 22-49
PLAYING AGE
San Antonio Black Aces
St. Louis Giants
Indianapolis ABCs
Hilldale Daisies
Philadelphia Royal Giants
Baltimore Black Sox
Pittsburgh Crawfords
Philadelphia Stars
Newark Dodgers
Washington Elite Giants
Baltimore Elite Giants
Newark Eagles
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Hilldale Daisies
PRIMARY TEAM
1925 Philadelphia, 1946 Newark Eagles
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
1920
Major League Debut
1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Biz Mackey?

“In my opinion, Biz Mackey was the master of defense of all catchers. When I was a kid in Philadelphia, I saw both Mackey and Mickey Cochrane in their primes, but for real catching skills, I don’t think Cochrane was the master of defense that Mackey was. When I went under his direction in Baltimore, I was 15 years old. I gathered quite a bit from Mackey, watching how he did things, how he blocked low pitches, how he shifted his feet for an outside pitch, how he threw with a short, quick, accurate throw without drawing back. I got all this from Mackey at a young age.” — Roy Campanella

55

HITTING

55

POWER

40

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Playing for Hilldale in 1924, Biz Mackey briefly platooned with Louis Santop, who was also eventually elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a catcher.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
894
1008
52
604
.328

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1922 Indianapolis ABCs

24 Years Old

.369
AVG
8
HR
83
RBI
59
RUNS
.423
OBP
121
HITS
16
2B
17
3B
.595
SLG
30
BB
5
SB
4.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.328
.390
.469

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.859
NA
UNK

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
43.9

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

Biz Mackey 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
Mackey
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.328
.390
.469
859
AVG C
735

Biz Mackey Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
26
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Biz Mackey PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Biz Mackey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

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
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Biz Mackey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— 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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