Hack Wilson

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1923—1934

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#57

Player Detail

Lewis Robert
GIVEN NAME
Wilson
SURNAME
April 26, 1900, in Ellwood City, PA
BORN
November 23, 1948, in Baltimore, MD, USA
DIED
1923—1934
Playing Career
Played from 23-34
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Dodgers
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-6 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 29, 1923
Major League Debut
August 25, 1934
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Hack Wilson?

Had an 18-inch neck but only size 5 shoes. Challenged Ruth’s slugging records by belting 58 homers. Drove in an insane 190 runs (or so).

60

HITTING

70

POWER

30

RUNNING

20

FIELDING

20

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Though he weighed 195 pounds with an 18-inch neck, Hack was only 5 feet 6 inches tall with tiny size-five-and-one-half shoes.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1348
1461
244
1063
.307

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1930 Cubs

30 Years Old

.356
AVG
56
HR
191
RBI
146
RUNS
.454
OBP
208
HITS
35
2B
6
3B
.723
SLG
105
BB
3
SB
7.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.307
.395
.545

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.940
.785
119.7

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
37.0
60.2

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

Hack Wilson 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
Wilson
514
158
95
29
7
26
115
73
77
6
280
233
.307
.395
.545
940
AVG CF
542
162
84
28
8
9
68
43
39
10
233
209
.299
.354
.430
.785

Hack Wilson Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
57
47
26
45
40
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
52
29
19
31
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Hack Wilson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
38.2
35.9
30.0
19.5
4.59
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Hack Wilson
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
220.6
186.3
150.0
97.0
26.5
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Hack Wilson
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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