Larry Bowa

Shortstop

1970—1985

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
NR

Player Detail

Lawrence Robert
GIVEN NAME
Bowa
SURNAME
December 6, 1945, in Sacramento, CA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1970—1985
Playing Career
Played from 24-39
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
1980
World Series titles
Gnat, Bo, Pee Wee
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 155
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 7, 1970
Major League Debut
October 6, 1985
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Larry Bowa?

Over-achieving shortstop, terrible haircut.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

60

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
Larry’s 116 sacrifice hits were the most in the National Leaguue in the 1970s.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2247
2191
15
525
.260
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1978 Phillies

32 Years Old

.294
AVG
3
HR
43
RBI
78
RUNS
.319
OBP
192
HITS
31
2B
5
3B
.370
SLG
24
BB
27
SB
5.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.260
.300
.320

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.620
.627
99.1

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
22.1
55.4

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

Larry Bowa 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
Bowa
555
144
65
17
7
1
35
31
38
21
178
177
.260
.300
.320
620
AVG SS
542
134
61
20
5
4
49
44
67
14
175
180
.247
.304
.323
.627

Larry Bowa Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
110
NR
NR
98
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
98
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Larry Bowa PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
22.8
21.5
14.8
12.1
1.64
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Larry Bowa
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
178.9
106.7
UNK
52.5
12.8
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Larry Bowa
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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