Mark Belanger

Shortstop

1965—1982

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#38

Player Detail

Mark Henry
GIVEN NAME
Belanger
SURNAME
June 8, 1944, in Pittsfield, MA
BORN
October 6, 1998, in New York, NY, USA
DIED
1965—1982
Playing Career
Played from 21-38
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Dodgers
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Baltimore Orioles
PRIMARY TEAM
1966, 1970
World Series titles
The Blade
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#9 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 170
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 7, 1965
Major League Debut
October 2, 1982
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Mark Belanger?

The Thin Man at shortstop for Orioles when they forged a dynasty that won 90 games thirteen times from 1965 to 1981.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

50

RUNNING

80

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
Mark is one of only three shortstops to lead the league in Defensive Wins Above Replacement three times. The others are Hall of Famers Joe Tinker and Ozzie Smith.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2016
1316
20
389
.228
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

1976 Orioles

32 Years Old

.270
AVG
1
HR
40
RBI
66
RUNS
.336
OBP
141
HITS
22
2B
2
3B
.326
SLG
51
BB
27
SB
6.5
WAR
Won the Gold Glove Award.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.228
.300
.280

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.580
.634
91.7

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
36.4
55.4

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

Mark Belanger 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
Belanger
526
120
61
16
3
2
35
52
76
15
147
176
.228
.300
.280
580
AVG SS
539
132
61
20
4
6
52
44
70
12
178
179
.245
.304
.330
.634

Mark Belanger Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
38
36
68
41
90
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
37
38
46
53
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Mark Belanger PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
40.9
31.9
22.3
16.1
3.28
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Mark Belanger
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
156.6
110.8
UNK
60.7
12.5
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Mark Belanger
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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