Sid Gordon

Left Field

1941—1955

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#40

Player Detail

Sidney
GIVEN NAME
Gordon
SURNAME
August 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, NY
BORN
June 17, 1975, in New York, NY, USA
DIED
1941—1955
Playing Career
Played from 23-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Boston Braves
Milwaukee Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 11, 1941
Major League Debut
September 20, 1955
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Sid Gordon?

While with the New York Giants, Gordon was one of four Jewish players in the lineup, a first: Gordon and Morrie Arnovich in the outfield, Harry Feldman on the mound, and Harry Danning behind the plate.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
In his major league debut on September 11, 1941, Sid was one of a record four Jewish players in the Giants lineup. The others were outfielder Morrie Arnovich, pitcher Harry Feldman, and catcher Harry Danning.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1475
1415
202
805
.283
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1950 Boston Braves

32 Years Old

.304
AVG
27
HR
103
RBI
78
RUNS
.403
OBP
146
HITS
33
2B
4
3B
.557
SLG
78
BB
2
SB
6.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.283
.377
.466

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.843
.776
108.7

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
35.6
55.9

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

Sid Gordon 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
Gordon
515
146
76
23
4
21
83
75
37
2
240
224
.283
.377
.466
843
AVG LF
533
146
76
25
6
15
90
58
54
5
228
208
.275
.349
.427
.776

Sid Gordon Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
40
53
33
45
81
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
43
38
27
43
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Sid Gordon PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
38.3
32.9
26.8
17.1
4.20
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Sid Gordon
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
198.3
154.2
119.3
78.2
21.7
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Sid Gordon
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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