Buddy Lewis

Third Base

1935—1949

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
#66

Player Detail

John Kelly
GIVEN NAME
Lewis
SURNAME
August 10, 1916, in Gaston County, NC
BORN
February 18, 2011, in Gastonia, NC, USA
DIED
1935—1949
Playing Career
Played from 18-32
PLAYING AGE
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Washington Senators
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
2
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 16, 1935
Major League Debut
September 30, 1949
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Buddy Lewis?

Came to Senators as John Lewis in 1930s, made friends with second baseman Buddy Myer, and became Buddy Lewis after that. One of only six players to collect 1,000 hits before their 25th birthday. The others are Ty Cobb, Mel Ott, Al Kaline, Freddie Lindstrom, and Robin Yount.

50

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

30

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
When he was a teenage prospect with the Senators, Myer latched onto veteran infielder Buddy Myer as a mentor. As a result, his teammates also started to call him “Buddy,” and the name stuck.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1349
1563
71
607
.297
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1939 Senators

22 Years Old

.319
AVG
10
HR
75
RBI
87
RUNS
.402
OBP
171
HITS
23
2B
16
3B
.478
SLG
72
BB
10
SB
5.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.297
.368
.420

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.789
.739
106.7

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
26.4
57.0

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

Buddy Lewis 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
Lewis
532
158
84
25
9
7
61
58
31
8
223
218
.297
.368
.420
789
AVG 3B
531
146
74
25
6
8
79
58
47
7
207
207
.275
.349
.390
.739

Buddy Lewis Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
66
74
75
75
66
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
75
77
57
92
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Buddy Lewis PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
28.3
24.6
21.5
12.9
3.39
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Buddy Lewis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
176.2
144.3
105.6
67.2
21.1
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Buddy Lewis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— 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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