Lave Cross

Third Base

1887—1907

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
NR
Third Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Lafayette Napoleon
GIVEN NAME
Cross
SURNAME
May 12, 1866, in Milwaukee, WI
BORN
September 6, 1927, in Toledo, OH, USA
DIED
1887—1907
Playing Career
Played from 21-41
PLAYING AGE
Louisville
Philadelphia A's
Philadelphia Quakers
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-8 / 155
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 23, 1887
Major League Debut
June 8, 1907
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Lave Cross?

One of the sport’s top all-around players in the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, when he retired he ranked fifth in major league history in hits (2,644) and runs batted in (1,371), ninth in doubles (411) and total bases (3,466), and third in games played (2,275) and at bats (9,064).

50

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2277
2651
47
1378
.292

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1902 Philadelphia A's

36 Years Old

.342
AVG
0
HR
108
RBI
90
RUNS
.374
OBP
191
HITS
39
2B
8
3B
.440
SLG
27
BB
25
SB
4.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.292
.329
.383

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.711
.703
101.2

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
37.2
57.0

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

Lave Cross 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
Cross
560
163
82
25
8
3
85
29
13
19
214
194
.292
.329
.383
711
AVG 3B
539
147
85
21
9
3
79
46
38
26
197
200
.273
.338
.365
.703

Lave Cross Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
33
NR
32
26
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

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

Lave Cross PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
46.7
27.8
16.6
13.9
3.32
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Lave Cross
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
285.5
142.9
99.1
71.1
20.3
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Lave Cross
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— 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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