Cecil Travis

Shortstop

1933—1947

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#36

Player Detail

Cecil Howell
GIVEN NAME
Travis
SURNAME
August 8, 1913, in Riverdale, GA
BORN
December 16, 2006, in Riverdale, GA, USA
DIED
1933—1947
Playing Career
Played from 19-33
PLAYING AGE
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Washington Senators
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
5
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 16, 1933
Major League Debut
September 23, 1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Cecil Travis?

Great shortstop had an excellent year in 1941 but was overshadowed by Dimag and Teddy Ballgame. Suffered frozen feet in Battle of the Bulge, was never the same.

70

HITTING

40

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

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
While serving with the Army in World War II, Cecil Travis suffered frostbite on both of his feet during the Battle of the Bulge. When he returned to baseball after the war, he was never the same player.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1328
1544
27
657
.314
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1941 Senators

27 Years Old

.359
AVG
7
HR
101
RBI
106
RUNS
.410
OBP
218
HITS
39
2B
19
3B
.520
SLG
52
BB
2
SB
6.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.314
.370
.416

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.786
.713
110.3

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
29.1
55.4

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

Cecil Travis 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
Travis
545
171
74
29
9
3
73
45
32
3
227
219
.314
.370
.416
786
AVG SS
531
143
73
26
5
5
67
58
46
7
196
203
.270
.344
.369
.713

Cecil Travis Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
36
66
57
63
64
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
67
56
38
51
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Cecil Travis PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
30.0
28.2
24.0
16.2
3.65
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Cecil Travis
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
172.2
149.1
113.7
79.2
21.0
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Cecil Travis
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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