Bobby Thomson

Center Field

1946—1960

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#78

Player Detail

Robert Brown
GIVEN NAME
Thomson
SURNAME
October 25, 1923, in Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
BORN
August 16, 2010, in Savannah, GA, USA
DIED
1946—1960
Playing Career
Played from 22-36
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Milwaukee Braves
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Flying Scot, The Staten Island Scot
NICKNAME
23
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 9, 1946
Major League Debut
July 17, 1960
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bobby Thomson?

Hit home run that won 1951 pennant for New York Giants.

60

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
Thomson grew up on Staten Island in New York City and signed with the New York Giants for a $100 bonus right out of Curtis High School in 1942.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1779
1705
264
1026
.270
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1949 New York Giants

25 Years Old

.309
AVG
27
HR
109
RBI
99
RUNS
.355
OBP
198
HITS
35
2B
9
3B
.518
SLG
44
BB
10
SB
6.5
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.270
.332
.462

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.794
.774
102.7

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
30.4
60.2

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

Bobby Thomson 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
Thomson
544
147
78
23
6
23
88
48
69
3
251
198
.270
.332
.462
794
AVG CF
535
149
80
24
6
14
68
55
63
9
228
207
.278
.347
.427
.774

Bobby Thomson Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
78
77
60
69
76
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
64
79
77
73
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bobby Thomson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.9
26.9
20.6
15.9
3.08
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Bobby Thomson
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
202.8
149.4
110.1
76.8
18.4
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Bobby Thomson
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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