Joe Adcock

First Base

1950—1966

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#78

Player Detail

Joseph Wilbur
GIVEN NAME
Adcock
SURNAME
October 30, 1927, in Coushatta, LA
BORN
May 3, 1999, in Coushatta, LA, USA
DIED
1950—1966
Playing Career
Played from 22-38
PLAYING AGE
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Braves
Cleveland Indians
Los Angeles Angels
California Angels
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Milwaukee Braves
PRIMARY TEAM
1957
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
9
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-4 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 23, 1950
Major League Debut
October 1, 1966
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Joe Adcock?

Powerful home run-hitting first baseman for Braves in Milwaukee dynasty years of the 1950s. Once hit a home run to deepest part of center field at Polo Grounds.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

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
Joe hit a 475-foot home run into the center field bleachers at New York’s Polo Grounds in 1953, one of only three times that was accomplished. The others to do it were Willie Mays and Lou Brock.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1959
1832
336
1122
.277
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1956 Milwaukee Braves

28 Years Old

.291
AVG
38
HR
103
RBI
76
RUNS
.337
OBP
132
HITS
23
2B
1
3B
.597
SLG
32
BB
1
SB
4.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.277
.337
.485

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.822
.791
104.1

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
28.7
52.3

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

Joe Adcock 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
Adcock
543
150
68
24
3
28
92
49
87
2
263
201
.277
.337
.485
822
AVG 1B
532
145
72
23
4
20
87
57
76
4
237
206
.272
.345
.446
.791

Joe Adcock Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
78
77
66
74
97
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
68
84
NR
99
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Joe Adcock PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.5
23.9
15.3
12.5
2.77
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Joe Adcock
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
234.5
137.9
86.0
68.3
19.3
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Joe Adcock
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— 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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