Wally Berger

Center Field

1930—1940

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#38

Player Detail

Walter Anton
GIVEN NAME
Berger
SURNAME
October 10, 1905, in Chicago, IL
BORN
November 30, 1988, in Redondo Beach, CA, USA
DIED
1930—1940
Playing Career
Played from 24-34
PLAYING AGE
Boston Braves
Cincinnati Reds
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Braves
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Biff
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 198
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1930
Major League Debut
July 4, 1940
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Wally Berger?

The starting center fielder for the National League in the first All-Star Game. Hit 38 homers in his rookie season.

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
Wally was the National League’s starting center fielder in the inaugural All-Star Game in Chicago in 1933.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1350
1550
242
898
.300
4 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1933 Boston Braves

27 Years Old

.313
AVG
27
HR
106
RBI
84
RUNS
.365
OBP
165
HITS
37
2B
8
3B
.566
SLG
41
BB
2
SB
6.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.300
.359
.522

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.881
.754
116.8

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
39.1
60.2

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

Wally Berger 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
Berger
547
164
86
32
6
26
95
46
74
4
285
214
.300
.359
.522
881
AVG CF
546
156
78
28
7
9
67
43
49
7
226
202
.287
.342
.413
.754

Wally Berger Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
38
41
27
37
35
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
45
30
23
40
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Wally Berger PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
42.5
35.7
27.1
18.2
5.10
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Wally Berger
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
238.3
193.7
149.5
99.6
28.5
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Wally Berger
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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