Cal Ripken Jr.

Hall of Fame

Shortstop

1981—2001

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#23
Shortstop RANK
#1

Player Detail

Calvin Edwin
GIVEN NAME
Ripken
SURNAME
August 24, 1960, in Havre de Grace, MD
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1981—2001
Playing Career
Played from 20-40
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Baltimore Orioles
PRIMARY TEAM
1983
World Series titles
Iron Man, Rip
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-4 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 10, 1981
Major League Debut
October 6, 2001
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Cal Ripken Jr.?

Iron Man set record for most consecutive games played.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

50

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
Had a 798 OPS from Opening Day through the end of July. But his career OPS from August 1 to end of the season was 753. It was almost like he got tired as the season went on.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
3001
3184
431
1695
.276
19 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1983, 1991 AL MVP
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1991 Orioles

30 Years Old

.323
AVG
34
HR
114
RBI
99
RUNS
.374
OBP
210
HITS
46
2B
5
3B
.566
SLG
53
BB
6
SB
11.5
WAR
Ranks as the greatest season ever by a shortstop

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.276
.340
.447

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.788
.687
115.1

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
75.9
55.4

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

Cal Ripken Jr. 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
538
148
77
28
2
20
79
53
61
2
241
204
.276
.340
.447
788
AVG SS
539
140
70
25
4
9
64
43
79
11
200
187
.260
.317
.370
.687

Cal Ripken Jr. Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
1
3
3
3
4
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
3
3
6
2
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Cal Ripken Jr. PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
95.9
56.0
35.5
29.6
5.17
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Cal Ripken Jr.
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
422.8
211.6
150.8
108.2
22.8
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Cal Ripken Jr.
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— 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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