Lefty O’Doul

Left Field

1919—1934

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#46

Player Detail

Francis Joseph
GIVEN NAME
O'Doul
SURNAME
March 4, 1897, in San Francisco, CA
BORN
December 7, 1969, in San Francisco, CA, USA
DIED
1919—1934
Playing Career
Played from 22-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
Brooklyn Robins
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1933 Giants
World Series titles
The Man in The Green Suit
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
April 29, 1919
Major League Debut
September 30, 1934
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Lefty O'Doul?

Pitcher –> Sore Arm –> Batting Champ –> Organized Japanese Baseball

70

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Lefty made more than a dozen trips to Japan starting in the 1930s. Those visits helped establish a professional baseball league in that country.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
970
1140
113
542
.349
1 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1929 Phillies

32 Years Old

.398
AVG
32
HR
122
RBI
152
RUNS
.465
OBP
254
HITS
35
2B
6
3B
.622
SLG
76
BB
2
SB
7.4
WAR
Set a National League record for hits, won his first batting title, and hit .453 at the Baker Bowl in Philly. He struck out only 19 times.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.349
.413
.532

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.945
.804
117.6

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
27.0
55.9

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

Lefty O'Doul 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
O'Doul
535
187
102
29
7
19
89
55
20
6
285
245
.349
.413
.532
945
AVG LF
537
163
81
29
8
10
88
47
41
9
238
213
.303
.362
.442
.804

Lefty O'Doul Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
46
70
44
70
93
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
72
55
40
35
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Lefty O'Doul PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
26.9
27.2
23.2
18.4
4.49
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Lefty O'Doul
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
143.7
142.9
130.3
85.2
23.9
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Lefty O'Doul
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— 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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