Sparky Adams

Second Base

1922—1934

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Earl John
GIVEN NAME
Adams
SURNAME
August 26, 1894, in Zerbe, PA
BORN
February 24, 1989, in Pottsville, PA, USA
DIED
1922—1934
Playing Career
Played from 27-39
PLAYING AGE
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
1931
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-5 / 151
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 18, 1922
Major League Debut
September 30, 1934
FINAL GAME

30

HITTING

30

POWER

50

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
Sparky, who lived until he was 94, was the last surviving member of the 1931 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1424
1588
9
394
.286

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1926 Cubs

31 Years Old

.309
AVG
0
HR
39
RBI
95
RUNS
.367
OBP
193
HITS
35
2B
3
3B
.375
SLG
52
BB
27
SB
4.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.286
.343
.353

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.695
.723
96.2

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
15.3
58.2

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

Sparky Adams 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
Adams
540
154
82
24
5
1
38
44
22
15
190
201
.286
.343
.353
695
AVG 2B
539
153
75
25
6
5
75
43
36
9
207
198
.283
.339
.384
.723

Sparky Adams Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
158
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Sparky Adams PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
15.9
14.8
12.0
9.3
1.80
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Sparky Adams
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
144.1
116.0
77.9
58.2
16.3
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Sparky Adams
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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