Frankie Hayes

Catcher

1933—1947

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
NR
Catcher RANK
NR

Player Detail

Franklin Witman
GIVEN NAME
Hayes
SURNAME
October 13, 1914, in Jamesburg, NJ
BORN
June 22, 1955, in Point Pleasant, NJ, USA
DIED
1933—1947
Playing Career
Played from 18-32
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Blimp
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 21, 1933
Major League Debut
May 17, 1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Frankie Hayes?

Five-time All-Star catcher who set a record when he caught 312 consecutive games during World War II. Usually toiled in the second division with mediocre teams. Struggled to keep his weight under control, earning the nickname “Blimp.”

50

HITTING

60

POWER

20

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1364
1164
119
628
.259
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

1940 Philadelphia A's

25 Years Old

.308
AVG
16
HR
70
RBI
73
RUNS
.389
OBP
143
HITS
23
2B
4
3B
.477
SLG
61
BB
9
SB
2.8
WAR
The A’s were fifth in the league in homers and on-base percentage, but somehow managed to finish next to last in runs scored. They lost 100 games despite Hayes fine season.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.259
.343
.400

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.744
.679
109.5

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
14.4
43.9

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

Frankie Hayes 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
Hayes
526
136
64
25
4
14
74
66
73
4
211
204
.259
.343
.400
744
AVG C
531
136
57
23
4
6
69
60
47
3
183
198
.255
.333
.346
.679

Frankie Hayes Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
NR
52
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
74
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Frankie Hayes PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
10.3
18.6
9.3
7.0
1.22
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Frankie Hayes
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
132.8
UNK
UNK
UNK
15.7
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Frankie Hayes
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— 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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