John Beckwith

Shortstop

1919—1937

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
NR
Shortstop RANK
#55

Player Detail

John Christopher
GIVEN NAME
Beckwith
SURNAME
January 10, 1900, in Louisville, KY
BORN
January 4, 1956, in New York, NY, USA
DIED
1919—1937
Playing Career
Played from 19-37
PLAYING AGE
Montgomery Grey Sox
Chicago Union Giants
Havana Stars
Chicago Giants
Chicago American Giants
Baltimore Black Sox
Harrisburg Giants
Homestead Grays
Newark Browns
Newark Dodgers
Homestead Grays
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Black Bomber
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 205
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
1916
Major League Debut
1937
FINAL GAME

WHO IS John Beckwith?

A large middle infielder at 6-3, Beckwith swung a mammoth 38-ounce bat with excellent results. Babe Ruth, who faced him in exhibition games, said of Beckwith: “not only can Beckwith hit harder than any Negro ballplayer, but any man in the world.”

60

HITTING

70

POWER

50

RUNNING

55

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
The right-handed hitting Beckwith was such a pull hitter that opposing teams often played three infielders on the left side of second base against him.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.347

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.347
.399
.595

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.994
NA
UNK

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
NR
57.0

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

John Beckwith 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
Beckwith
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.347
.399
.595
994
AVG SS
391

John Beckwith Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
55
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

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

John Beckwith PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = John Beckwith
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = John Beckwith
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— 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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