Frank Baker

Hall of Fame

Third Base

1908—1922

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
#69
Third Base RANK
#17

Player Detail

John Franklin
GIVEN NAME
Baker
SURNAME
March 13, 1886, in Trappe, MD
BORN
June 28, 1963, in Trappe, MD, USA
DIED
1908—1922
Playing Career
Played from 22-36
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
1910-11, 1913
World Series titles
Home Run
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 173
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 21, 1908
Major League Debut
September 29, 1922
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Frank Baker?

Earned the nickname Home Run when he belted two key homers in World Series for old Philadelphia A’s.

60

HITTING

70

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
Frank Baker never played an inning at any other position than third base.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1575
1838
96
991
.307

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1912 Philadelphia A's

26 Years Old

.347
AVG
10
HR
130
RBI
116
RUNS
.404
OBP
200
HITS
40
2B
21
3B
.541
SLG
50
BB
40
SB
9.3
WAR
Led the league in both home runs and runs batted in.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.307
.363
.442

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.805
.655
122.9

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
54.6
57.0

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

Frank Baker 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
Baker
539
166
80
28
9
9
89
43
24
21
238
213
.307
.363
.442
805
AVG 3B
528
137
65
19
7
2
55
44
37
20
176
185
.259
.321
.334
.655

Frank Baker Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
17
12
8
13
8
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
16
8
6
6
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Frank Baker PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
62.7
46.6
36.2
24.4
6.44
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Frank Baker
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
297.8
218.3
168.8
110.5
30.6
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Frank Baker
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— 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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