Kid Elberfeld

Shortstop

1898—1914

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#95

Player Detail

Norman Arthur
GIVEN NAME
Elberfeld
SURNAME
April 13, 1875, in Pomeroy, OH
BORN
January 13, 1944, in Chattanooga, TN, USA
DIED
1898—1914
Playing Career
Played from 23-39
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds
Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees
Washington Senators
Brooklyn Dodgers
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago White Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Tabasco Kid
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-7 / 158
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 30, 1898
Major League Debut
September 24, 1914
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Kid Elberfeld?

Dubbed “The Tabasco Kid,” he loved to scrap and fight. A little fella with a gigantic chip on his shoulder.

40

HITTING

30

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Nicknamed “The Tobasco Kid” because of his red-hot temper, Elberfeld was ejected from 22 games in his career as a player, and suspended three times.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1237
1190
10
506
.271

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1904 New York Highlanders

29 Years Old

.263
AVG
2
HR
46
RBI
55
RUNS
.337
OBP
117
HITS
13
2B
5
3B
.328
SLG
37
BB
18
SB
5.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.271
.353
.340

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.693
.644
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
29.5
55.4

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

Kid Elberfeld 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
Elberfeld
519
141
74
19
6
1
61
49
18
24
176
208
.271
.353
.340
693
AVG SS
534
136
67
19
7
2
65
42
42
22
175
184
.255
.316
.328
.644

Kid Elberfeld Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
95
65
67
59
63
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
54
68
73
78
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Kid Elberfeld PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.2
25.9
18.5
13.8
4.34
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Kid Elberfeld
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
184.1
136.6
UNK
69.3
24.1
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Kid Elberfeld
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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