Charlie Gehringer

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1924—1942

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
#35
Second Base RANK
#8

Player Detail

Charles Leonard
GIVEN NAME
Gehringer
SURNAME
May 11, 1903, in Fowlerville, MI
BORN
January 21, 1993, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
DIED
1924—1942
Playing Career
Played from 21-39
PLAYING AGE
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
1935
World Series titles
The Mechanical Man
NICKNAME
2
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 22, 1924
Major League Debut
September 27, 1942
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Charlie Gehringer?

He was so consistent and great that they called him “The Mechanical Man.”

70

HITTING

60

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

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
Charlie Gehringer remained a bachelor thoughout his playing career, preferring to care for his mother.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2323
2839
184
1427
.320
6 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1937 AL MVP

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1934 Tigers

31 Years Old

.356
AVG
11
HR
127
RBI
135
RUNS
.450
OBP
214
HITS
50
2B
7
3B
.518
SLG
99
BB
11
SB
8.8
WAR
Batted .435 with 34 RBI in 27 games in June.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.320
.404
.480

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.884
.736
120.1

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
67.2
58.2

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

Charlie Gehringer 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
Gehringer
519
166
104
34
9
11
84
70
22
11
250
239
.320
.404
.480
884
AVG 2B
529
146
77
27
6
6
74
56
45
9
205
205
.277
.349
.387
.736

Charlie Gehringer Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
8
5
7
5
6
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
5
6
6
7
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Charlie Gehringer PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
83.8
50.6
40.1
24.9
5.84
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Charlie Gehringer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
381.4
215.4
170.2
102.3
26.5
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Charlie Gehringer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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