Rudy York

First Base

1934—1948

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#69

Player Detail

Preston Rudolph
GIVEN NAME
York
SURNAME
August 17, 1913, in Ragland, AL
BORN
February 5, 1970, in Rome, GA, USA
DIED
1934—1948
Playing Career
Played from 20-34
PLAYING AGE
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia A's
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
1945
World Series titles
Chief
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 209
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 22, 1934
Major League Debut
September 20, 1948
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Rudy York?

Hit 18 homers in one month. This was before PEDs and launch angle, y’all.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

30

RUNNING

20

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Rudy set a major league record for home runs in a single month with 18 in August of 1937. He broke Babe Ruth’s record.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1603
1621
277
1149
.275
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1943 Tigers

29 Years Old

.272
AVG
34
HR
118
RBI
90
RUNS
.366
OBP
155
HITS
22
2B
11
3B
.527
SLG
84
BB
5
SB
6.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.275
.362
.483

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.845
.784
107.8

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
31.5
52.3

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

Rudy York 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
York
526
145
78
26
5
25
103
71
77
3
254
217
.275
.362
.483
845
AVG 1B
527
146
76
27
6
14
89
65
52
6
225
212
.277
.358
.427
.784

Rudy York Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
69
66
68
60
63
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
60
56
66
53
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Rudy York PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
34.7
28.4
19.4
16.2
3.50
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Rudy York
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
211.7
155.7
101.9
77.1
21.3
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Rudy York
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— 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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