Hank Sauer

Left Field

1941—1959

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#58

Player Detail

Henry John
GIVEN NAME
Sauer
SURNAME
March 17, 1917, in Pittsburgh, PA
BORN
August 24, 2001, in Burlingame, CA, USA
DIED
1941—1959
Playing Career
Played from 24-42
PLAYING AGE
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
San Francisco Giants
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Honker
NICKNAME
9
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-3 / 198
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 9, 1941
Major League Debut
August 17, 1959
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Hank Sauer?

Confused for Hank Bauer, but a much different player. Big, slow, hulking slugger who had the range of an anvil in the outfield. Won two-thirds of the triple crown in 1952 for Cubs, winning MVP award.

50

HITTING

60

POWER

30

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

40

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
1399
1278
288
876
.266
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1952 NL MVP

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1952 Cubs

35 Years Old

.270
AVG
37
HR
121
RBI
89
RUNS
.361
OBP
153
HITS
31
2B
3
3B
.531
SLG
77
BB
1
SB
5.6
WAR
Named MVP of the National League, but the award probably should have gone to Jackie Robinson.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.266
.347
.496

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.843
.783
107.7

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
24.0
55.9

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

Hank Sauer 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
Sauer
532
142
79
22
2
32
97
62
79
1
264
208
.266
.347
.496
843
AVG LF
534
148
76
25
5
16
89
57
59
5
232
207
.277
.348
.435
.783

Hank Sauer Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
58
109
79
92
85
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
85
78
72
90
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Hank Sauer PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
25.2
22.9
17.9
12.9
2.91
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Hank Sauer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
173.9
138.3
UNK
69.9
20.1
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Hank Sauer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— 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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