Ray Schalk

Hall of Fame

Catcher

1912—1929

ray-schalk-chicago-white-sox-768x518
Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#52

Player Detail

Ray William
GIVEN NAME
Schalk
SURNAME
August 12, 1892, in Harvel, IL
BORN
May 19, 1970, in Chicago, IL, USA
DIED
1912—1929
Playing Career
Played from 19-36
PLAYING AGE
Chicago White Sox
New York Giants
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago White Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
1917
World Series titles
Cracker
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 165
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 11, 1912
Major League Debut
September 15, 1929
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ray Schalk?

The best defensive catcher in baseball before World War II.

40

HITTING

30

POWER

40

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
Though he played gis final game in 1929, Ray Schalk still holds the major league career record for double plays by a catcher (217) and the American League career mark for assists at the position.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1762
1345
11
593
.253

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1915 White Sox

22 Years Old

.266
AVG
1
HR
54
RBI
46
RUNS
.366
OBP
110
HITS
14
2B
4
3B
.327
SLG
62
BB
15
SB
4.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.253
.340
.316

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.656
.670
97.9

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
27.5
43.9

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

Ray Schalk 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
Schalk
512
130
56
19
5
1
57
62
34
17
162
197
.253
.340
.316
656
AVG C
525
136
54
22
6
3
66
54
46
7
177
194
.258
.332
.337
.670

Ray Schalk Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
52
32
66
32
31
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
29
47
34
76
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ray Schalk PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.0
22.0
18.0
10.5
3.03
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Ray Schalk
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
191.7
130.2
83.9
62.3
17.6
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Ray Schalk
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— 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).

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x