Charlie Keller

Left Field

1939—1952

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#15

Player Detail

Charles Ernest
GIVEN NAME
Keller
SURNAME
September 12, 1916, in Middletown, MD
BORN
May 23, 1990, in Frederick, MD, USA
DIED
1939—1952
Playing Career
Played from 22-35
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949
World Series titles
King Kong
NICKNAME
9
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 22, 1939
Major League Debut
September 14, 1952
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Charlie Keller?

Known as “King Kong,” a big-muscled slugger who played in the outfield for the Yankees with Joe DiMaggio.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

40

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Following his playing career, Keller owned horse breeding property in Maryland that he called “Yankeeland Farms.”

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1170
1085
189
760
.286
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1942 Yankees

25 Years Old

.292
AVG
26
HR
108
RBI
106
RUNS
.417
OBP
159
HITS
24
2B
9
3B
.513
SLG
114
BB
14
SB
6.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.286
.410
.518

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.928
.781
118.8

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
41.1
55.9

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

Charlie Keller 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
Keller
494
141
94
22
9
25
99
102
65
6
256
245
.286
.410
.518
928
AVG LF
528
147
78
25
7
12
86
64
56
7
223
213
.278
.359
.422
.781

Charlie Keller Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
15
28
12
31
38
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
36
20
9
19
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Charlie Keller PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
43.5
38.8
32.7
20.3
6.02
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Charlie Keller
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
216.8
189.3
147.7
102.2
30.0
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Charlie Keller
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— 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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