Earle Combs

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1924—1935

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#50

Player Detail

Earle Bryan
GIVEN NAME
Combs
SURNAME
May 14, 1899, in Pebworth, KY
BORN
July 21, 1976, in Richmond, KY, USA
DIED
1924—1935
Playing Career
Played from 25-36
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1927-28, 1932
World Series titles
The Kentucky Colonel
NICKNAME
1
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 16, 1924
Major League Debut
September 29, 1935
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Earle Combs?

Leadoff man for the Murderers’ Row Yankees: hit lots of triples and had career .325 average.

60

HITTING

40

POWER

60

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Growing up in Kentucky, Earle learned to hit using a tree limb as a bat because his family could not afford baseball equipment.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1455
1866
58
633
.325

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1927 Yankees

28 Years Old

.357
AVG
6
HR
64
RBI
137
RUNS
.414
OBP
231
HITS
36
2B
23
3B
.511
SLG
62
BB
15
SB
7.1
WAR
The Yankees won 110 games and swept the World Series.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.325
.397
.462

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.859
.800
107.4

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
39.1
60.2

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

Earle Combs 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
Combs
530
172
109
28
14
5
58
62
26
9
245
235
.325
.397
.462
859
AVG CF
533
162
89
30
9
7
78
51
38
11
231
216
.303
.367
.433
.800

Earle Combs Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
50
43
32
38
43
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
41
35
35
57
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Earle Combs PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
43.9
34.3
25.7
16.9
4.88
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Earle Combs
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
225.1
171.1
126.9
84.5
25.0
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Earle Combs
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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