George Kell

Hall of Fame

Third Base

1943—1957

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
#64

Player Detail

George Clyde
GIVEN NAME
Kell
SURNAME
August 23, 1922, in Swifton, AR
BORN
March 24, 2009, in Swifton, AR, USA
DIED
1943—1957
Playing Career
Played from 20-34
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Baltimore Orioles
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Gentleman from Arkansas
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 28, 1943
Major League Debut
September 14, 1957
FINAL GAME

WHO IS George Kell?

Won the closest batting race in history, edging Ted Williams. Served as popular longtime broadcaster for Tigers.

60

HITTING

40

POWER

40

RUNNING

70

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
In 1979 when he was in his role as a broadcaster for Detroit, George recruited Sparky Anderson to join the Tigers as their manager.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1795
2054
78
870
.306
10 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1950 Tigers

27 Years Old

.340
AVG
8
HR
101
RBI
114
RUNS
.403
OBP
218
HITS
56
2B
6
3B
.484
SLG
66
BB
3
SB
4.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.306
.367
.414

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.781
.720
108.6

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
32.6
57.0

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

George Kell 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
Kell
534
164
70
31
4
6
69
49
23
4
221
216
.306
.367
.414
781
AVG 3B
526
140
69
23
4
8
70
61
53
5
197
205
.266
.346
.375
.720

George Kell Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
64
45
56
45
50
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
43
60
73
80
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

George Kell PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
37.6
27.7
19.7
13.8
3.39
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = George Kell
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
230.6
153.6
107.8
74.3
20.8
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = George Kell
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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