Win Shares Per Plate Appearance

 

by Cyril Morong

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The back of the Win Shares book by Bill James proclaims “Win Shares, a revolutionary system that allows for player evaluation across positions, teams and eras, measures the total sum of player contributions in one groundbreaking number.  James’ latest advancement in the world of statistical analysis is the next big stepping stone in the “greatest players of all time” debate.

 

This website shows how the greatest players rank in Win Shares (WS) per plate appearance (PA).  I did this because WS can never be negative, so the longer a player plays, the more WS he gets.  So I wanted to see how good each player was per plate appearance, sort of by quality instead of quantity. Actually, instead of just dividing WS by PA, I multiplied it by 648, to get an idea of how many WS they would have for a full season.  I used the Lee Sinins Sabermetric Encyclopedia to get PA for each player.

 

Players included in the study had either at least 5000 (PAs) or at least 141 WS or both through the 2001 season.  A few players like Kid Gleason and Cy Seymour, who got alot WS from pitching are not included because I could not easily determine how many of their WS came from pitching.  This information, however, was clearly stated in the book for Babe Ruth.  So his WS per PA has his pitching WS subtracted. There is also a ranking with only players who had 7500 PA. This is at the end.

 

I first look at what the breakdown is by position for both the top 100 players and the bottom 100 players.  Then I present the ranking of the 861 players in the study.  Then players are ranked by position.

 

Top 100 Profile

 

Below are how many players from each position were in the top 100 in WS/648PA:

 

Position

Count

% of Total

Expected %

1B

18

18.00%

12.50%

2B

8

8.00%

12.50%

3B

6

6.00%

12.50%

C

12

12.00%

12.50%

OF

50

50.00%

37.50%

SS

6

6.00%

12.50%

 

 

Some observations:

 

1. Players were listed at a position if they played more games there than any other position.  Outfield was counted as one position.

2. Outfielders are very over represented among the top 100 players.

3. Infielders, especially shortstops and third basemen are very under represented among the top 100 players.

 

If WS is supposed to allow for comparisons across positions, this is a surprising result.  Why would so few infielders be in the top 100?  Are outfielders really better than infielders?  Consider the two following teams of eight players. The players on the left are the top 8 in WS/648PA.  The players on the right are the best of the remaining players at their position.  Which team would you expect to win more games if they each had average pitching staffs?

 

Babe Ruth

 

Joe Jackson

Mickey Mantle

 

Willie Mays

Ted Williams

 

Lou Gehrig

Honus Wagner

 

Joe DiMaggio

Ty Cobb

 

Mike Piazza

Barry Bonds

 

Eddie Collins

Rogers Hornsby

 

Mike Schmidt

Tris Speaker

 

Arky Vaughan

 

The team on the left lacks a first baseman, third baseman and catcher.  The team on the right has one player for each position.  Win Shares says that the team on the left must be better since all eight of those players ranks higher than all eight of the players on the right.  Yet the team on the left might not field some positions very well and therefore may not be as good as the team on the right.

 

Bottom 100 Profile

 

What does the bottom 100-player profile look like?

 

Position

Count

% of Total

Expected %

1B

11

11.00%

12.50%

2B

30

30.00%

12.50%

3B

8

8.00%

12.50%

C

4

4.00%

12.50%

OF

21

21.00%

37.50%

SS

26

26.00%

12.50%

 

The reverse of the top 100 is true.  Many fewer outfielders than expected.  But many more second basemen and shortstops than expected.

 

Complete Profile

 

What about the profile of all the players?  There are 861 players in the ranking.  Seven were DHs, so the percentages below in the third column are based on a total 854. The average refers to average WS/648PA.

 

Position

Count

% of Total

Expected %

Average

1B

122

14.29%

12.50%

20.51

2B

107

12.53%

12.50%

18.83

3B

96

11.24%

12.50%

19.92

C

68

7.96%

12.50%

20.98

OF

354

41.45%

37.50%

21.13

SS

107

12.53%

12.50%

18.44

 

Notice that catchers and outfielders have a much higher average than shortstops.  Have catchers and outfielders really been better players than shortstops in baseball history? The low number of catchers might be explained by the wear and tear of the position, making hard to get to 5000 PA.

 

The Complete Rankings

 

Rank

Player

WS per 648 PA

POS

1

Babe Ruth

39.92

OF

2

Mickey Mantle

36.95

OF

3

Ted Williams

36.74

OF

4

Honus Wagner

36.16

SS

5

Ty Cobb

35.79

OF

6

Barry Bonds

34.56

OF

7

Rogers Hornsby

34.33

2B

8

Tris Speaker

34.05

OF

9

Joe Jackson

33.48

OF

10

Willie Mays

33.30

OF

11

Lou Gehrig

32.80

1B

12

Joe DiMaggio

32.69

OF

13

Mike Piazza

31.82

C

14

Benny Kauff

31.82

OF

15

Eddie Collins

30.90

2B

16

Stan Musial

30.79

OF

17

Nap Lajoie

30.73

2B

18

Charlie Keller

30.68

OF

19

Dick Allen

30.30

1B

20

Mel Ott

30.18

OF

21

Frank Chance

30.12

1B

22

Mike Schmidt

30.08

3B

23

Dan Brouthers

29.97

1B

24

Hank Aaron

29.89

OF

25

Arky Vaughan

29.88

SS

26

Johnny Mize

29.71

1B

27

Elmer Flick

29.42

OF

28

Home Run Baker

29.29

3B

29

Joe Morgan

29.29

2B

30

Jimmie Foxx

29.15

1B

31

Yogi Berra

29.06

C

32

Frank Thomas-cws

29.02

1B

33

Mark McGwire

28.93

1B

34

Eddie Mathews

28.87

3B

35

Gabby Hartnett

28.86

C

36

Bill Dickey

28.82

C

37

Billy Hamilton

28.77

OF

38

Mickey Cochrane

28.71

C

39

Jackie Robinson

28.70

2B

40

Frank Robinson

28.64

OF

41

Jeff Bagwell

28.48

1B

42

Hank Greenberg

28.38

1B

43

Alex Rodriguez

28.23

SS

44

King Kelly

27.91

OF

45

Roger Bresnahan

27.86

C

46

Roy Campanella

27.85

C

47

Duke Snider

27.69

OF

48

Wally Berger

27.58

OF

49

Larry Doby

27.56

OF

50

Dave Orr

27.55

1B

51

Pete Browning

27.43

OF

52

Ed Delahanty

27.41

OF

53

Al Rosen

27.41

3B

54

Willie McCovey

27.30

1B

55

Sam Crawford

27.28

OF

56

John McGraw

27.16

3B

57

Gene Tenace

27.09

C

58

Buck Ewing

27.06

C

59

Sherry Magee

26.84

OF

60

Johnny Bench

26.61

C

61

Roger Connor

26.60

1B

62

Willie Stargell

26.56

OF

63

George Gore

26.54

OF

64

Jason Giambi

26.50

1B

65

Barry Larkin

26.45

SS

66

Fred Clarke

26.40

OF

67

Gary Sheffield

26.39

OF

68

Manny Ramirez

26.39

OF

69

Charley Jones

26.36

OF

70

Rickey Henderson

26.34

OF

71

Mike Donlin

26.33

OF

72

Jesse Burkett

26.22

OF

73

Ken Griffey Jr.

26.22

OF

74

Frank Howard

26.17

OF

75

Reggie Smith

26.16

OF

76

Hack Wilson

26.13

OF

77

Pedro Guerrero

26.07

1B

78

Bobby Grich

25.94

2B

79

Will Clark

25.89

1B

80

George Stone

25.81

OF

81

Darryl Strawberry

25.81

OF

82

Norm Cash

25.81

1B

83

Harry Heilmann

25.75

OF

84

Craig Biggio

25.72

2B

85

Tom Haller

25.67

C

86

Roy Thomas

25.62

OF

87

Lou Boudreau

25.56

SS

88

Al Simmons

25.53

OF

89

Lefty O'Doul

25.50

OF

90

Paul Waner

25.47

OF

91

George Davis

25.39

SS

92

Chipper Jones

25.38

3B

93

Larry Doyle

25.37

2B

94

Bill Terry

25.33

1B

95

Jeff Heath

25.29

OF

96

Tony Gwynn

25.21

OF

97

Reggie Jackson

25.20

OF

98

Harry Stovey

25.14

OF

99

Earl Averill

25.12

OF

100

Bill Freehan

25.08

C

101

Fred Dunlap

25.08

2B

102

Ralph Kiner

25.07

OF

103

Heine Groh

25.05

3B

104

Ross Youngs

25.03

OF

105

Topsy Hartsel

24.97

OF

106

Larry Walker

24.96

OF

107

Roberto Alomar

24.96

2B

108

Edd Roush

24.95

OF

109

Tommy Henrich

24.92

OF

110

Jack Clark

24.90

OF

111

Jim O'Rourke

24.85

OF

112

Joe Medwick

24.83

OF

113

Jack Fournier

24.81

1B

114

George Van Haltren

24.79

OF

115

Al Kaline

24.75

OF

116

Hardy Richardson

24.72

2B

117

Roger Maris

24.72

OF

118

Wally Schang

24.72

C

119

Jimmy Wynn

24.67

OF

120

Tim Raines

24.67

OF

121

Lenny Dykstra

24.66

OF

122

Oyster Burns

24.65

OF

123

Zack Wheat

24.65

OF

124

Roy Cullenbine

24.64

OF

125

Stan Spence

24.63

OF

126

Kevin Mitchell

24.56

OF

127

Bill Dahlen

24.55

SS

128

Denny Lyons

24.52

3B

129

Hughie Jennings

24.52

SS

130

Bill Joyce

24.49

3B

131

Art Devlin

24.48

3B

132

Bernie Williams

24.45

OF

133

Harmon Killebrew

24.45

1B

134

Joe Cronin

24.42

SS

135

Cap Anson

24.40

1B

136

Hugh Duffy

24.39

OF

137

Jim Thome

24.35

1B

138

Augie Galan

24.34

OF

139

Joe Kelley

24.28

OF

140

Paul Hines

24.25

OF

141

Moises Alou

24.25

OF

142

Charlie Gehringer

24.24

2B

143

Gary Carter

24.21

C

144

Carlton Fisk

24.20

C

145

Mike Tiernan

24.20

OF

146

Bobby Bonds

24.19

OF

147

Heinie Zimmerman

24.16

3B

148

Ryne Sandberg

24.16

2B

149

Babe Herman

24.15

1B

150

Jimmy Sheckard

24.09

OF

151

Johnny Evers

24.09

2B

152

George Brett

24.08

3B

153

Stan Hack

24.07

3B

154

Edgar Martinez

24.05

DH

155

Edgardo Alfonzo

24.01

2B

156

Joe Gordon

23.99

2B

157

Riggs Stephenson

23.98

OF

158

Chick Stahl

23.95

OF

159

Roberto Clemente

23.92

OF

160

Luke Appling

23.91

SS

161

Fielder Jones

23.81

OF

162

Jimmy Collins

23.80

3B

163

Minnie Minoso

23.79

OF

164

Wade Boggs

23.77

3B

165

Darren Daulton

23.76

C

166

Jim Edmonds

23.75

OF

167

Ivan Rodriguez

23.74

C

168

Vern Stephens

23.72

SS

169

Danny Green

23.70

OF

170

Patsy Dougherty

23.69

OF

171

Ryan Klesko

23.65

OF

172

Ginger Beaumont

23.63

OF

173

Eric Davis

23.61

OF

174

Charlie Bennett

23.60

C

175

Albert Belle

23.60

OF

176

Rod Carew

23.59

1B

177

Cesar Cedeno

23.58

OF

178

Chick Hafey

23.57

OF

179

Keith Hernandez

23.56

1B

180

Don Buford

23.51

OF

181

Socks Seybold

23.50

OF

182

Dixie Walker

23.50

OF

183

Sam Thompson

23.49

OF

184

Frankie Frisch

23.48

2B

185

Tommy Leach

23.48

OF

186

David Justice

23.47

OF

187

Goose Goslin

23.42

OF

188

Boog Powell

23.40

1B

189

Rocky Colavito

23.40

OF

190

Art Fletcher

23.39

SS

191

Joe Tinker

23.37

SS

192

Kiki Cuyler

23.37

OF

193

Rick Monday

23.34

OF

194

Sam Mertes

23.33

OF

195

Danny Murphy

23.33

2B

196

Ken Williams

23.32

OF

197

Gil McDougald

23.30

2B

198

Bobby Murcer

23.26

OF

199

Bobby Wallace

23.26

SS

200

Kirby Puckett

23.25

OF

201

Mike Griffin

23.22

OF

202

Joe Torre

23.19

C

203

Andy Van Slyke

23.11

OF

204

Bob Johnson

23.11

OF

205

Orlando Cepeda

23.10

1B

206

Red Smith

23.10

3B

207

Tony Oliva

23.08

OF

208

Billy Williams

23.04

OF

209

Enos Slaughter

23.04

OF

210

Derek Jeter

23.02

SS

211

Jeff Kent

23.00

2B

212

Ezra Sutton

22.99

3B

213

Fred Lynn

22.90

OF

214

Ken Singleton

22.87

OF

215

Dolph Camilli

22.85

1B

216

Jim Fregosi

22.85

SS

217

Lou Whitaker

22.82

2B

218

Cupid Childs

22.81

2B

219

Ray Lankford

22.79

OF

220

George Burns

22.78

OF

221

Eddie Stanky

22.77

2B

222

Bob Elliott

22.71

3B

223

Bobby Veach

22.71

OF

224

Jose Cruz

22.71

OF

225

Bobby Doerr

22.68

2B

226

Ripper Collins

22.65

1B

227

Jim Ray Hart

22.64

3B

228

Kid Elberfeld

22.62

SS

229

Thurman Munson

22.61

C

230

Carl Yastrzemski

22.60

OF

231

Earle Combs

22.60

OF

232

Bill Nicholson

22.52

OF

233

Elston Howard

22.51

C

234

Amos Otis

22.47

OF

235

Jimmy Ryan

22.47

OF

236

Willie Keeler

22.45

OF

237

Buck Freeman

22.45

OF

238

Tim Salmon

22.44

OF

239

Earl Battey

22.42

C

240

Jack Glasscock

22.41

SS

241

Rafael Palmeiro

22.41

1B

242

John Titus

22.39

OF

243

Robin Yount

22.38

SS

244

Tony Lazzeri

22.36

2B

245

Billy Herman

22.35

2B

246

Pete Rose

22.35

OF

247

Gene Woodling

22.34

OF

248

Ron Santo

22.34

3B

249

Fred McGriff

22.33

1B

250

Ed Bailey

22.33

C

251

George Foster

22.31

OF

252

Phil Rizzuto

22.31

SS

253

Smoky Burgess

22.23

C

254

Don Mincher

22.22

1B

255

Bob Allison

22.22

OF

256

Sid Gordon

22.19

OF

257

John Olerud

22.19

1B

258

Abner Dalrymple

22.17

OF

259

Ernie Lombardi

22.15

C

260

Sal Bando

22.13

3B

261

Eddie Murray

22.09

1B

262

Walker Cooper

22.08

C

263

Don Mattingly

22.07

1B

264

Sammy Sosa

22.07

OF

265

Oscar Gamble

22.07

OF

266

Paul Molitor

22.06

DH

267

Ned Williamson

22.06

3B

268

Roy White

22.03

OF

269

Dom DiMaggio

22.01

OF

270

Ken Caminiti

22.01

3B

271

Bob O'Farrell

22.00

C

272

Howard Johnson

22.00

3B

273

Hal Trosky

21.99

1B

274

Alan Trammell

21.98

SS

275

Bob Watson

21.97

1B

276

Johnny Pesky

21.97

SS

277

John Kruk

21.96

1B

278

Heinie Manush

21.95

OF

279

Jimmy Williams

21.95

2B

280

Darrell Evans

21.91

3B

281

Darrell Porter

21.90

C

282

Richie Ashburn

21.90

OF

283

Tommy Holmes

21.89

OF

284

Ken Boyer

21.87

3B

285

Juan Gonzalez

21.86

OF

286

Solly Hofman

21.82

OF

287

Chet Lemon

21.81

OF

288

Dick McAuliffe

21.81

2B

289

Larry Gardner

21.77

3B

290

Dave Winfield

21.76

OF

291

Ron Cey

21.74

3B

292

Deacon White

21.72

3B

293

Jose Canseco

21.68

OF

294

Kevin McReynolds

21.68

OF

295

Johnny Kling

21.66

C

296

Curt Welch

21.65

OF

297

Pepper Martin

21.64

OF

298

Henry Larkin

21.63

1B

299

Robin Ventura

21.60

3B

300

Larry Parrish

21.57

3B

301

Joe Sewell

21.55

SS

302

Mike Scioscia

21.53

C

303

Rico Petrocelli

21.53

SS

304

Chuck Klein

21.52

OF

305

Pee Wee Reese

21.49

SS

306

Cal Ripken

21.48

SS

307

Tom Daly

21.48

2B

308

Ed Konetchy

21.47

1B

309

Rico Carty

21.44

OF

310

Pie Traynor

21.41

3B

311

Sixto Lezcano

21.40

OF

312

Billy Nash

21.40

3B

313

Dwayne Murphy

21.39

OF

314

Willie Randolph

21.37

2B

315

Woodie Held

21.34

SS

316

John Briggs

21.30

OF

317

Greg Luzinski

21.30

OF

318

Tim McCarver

21.30

C

319

Dwight Evans

21.28

OF

320

Matty McIntyre

21.28

OF

321

Ferris Fain

21.27

1B

322

Bill Madlock

21.27

3B

323

Willie Davis

21.24

OF

324

Bobby Avila

21.22

2B

325

John Roseboro

21.22

C

326

Kirk Gibson

21.22

OF

327

Toby Harrah

21.22

3B

328

George Grantham

21.21

2B

329

Davey Lopes

21.19

2B

330

Tom Tresh

21.18

OF

331

Casey Stengel

21.16

OF

332

Miller Huggins

21.16

2B

333

Dave Bancroft

21.14

SS

334

Max Carey

21.12

OF

335

Bill Doran

21.12

2B

336

Johnny Grubb

21.09

OF

337

Frank McCormick

21.09

1B

338

Ted Simmons

21.08

C

339

Dale Murphy

21.07

OF

340

Kenny Lofton

21.07

OF

341

Lonny Frey

21.05

2B

342

Norm Siebern

21.04

1B

343

Chuck Knoblauch

21.03

2B

344

Gil Hodges

21.03

1B

345

Dode Paskert

21.02

OF

346

Mark Grace

21.02

1B

347

Ival Goodman

21.02

OF

348

Raul Mondesi

21.00

OF

349

Johnny Callison

21.00

OF

350

Bid McPhee

20.99

2B

351

George Sisler

20.99

1B

352

Bobby Bonilla

20.96

3B

353

Joe Adcock

20.94

1B

354

Johnny Hopp

20.90

OF

355

Harry Davis

20.90

1B

356

Wildfire Schulte

20.89

OF

357

Kent Hrbek

20.88

1B

358

Matt Williams

20.88

3B

359

Ray Chapman

20.87

SS

360

Danny Tartabull

20.85

OF

361

Ken Griffey Sr.

20.85

OF

362

Mo Vaughn

20.83

1B

363

Hank Sauer

20.83

OF

364

Tony Perez

20.82

1B

365

Terry Puhl

20.82

OF

366

Dave Parker

20.81

OF

367

Del Crandall

20.78

C

368

Mickey Tettleton

20.75

C

369

Brian Downing

20.74

DH

370

Clyde Milan

20.74

OF

371

Ernie Banks

20.70

1B

372

Lonnie Smith

20.69

OF

373

Sam Rice

20.68

OF

374

Ellis Burks

20.66

OF

375

Ron Fairly

20.66

1B

376

Rusty Staub

20.66

OF

377

Max Bishop

20.64

2B

378

Rudy York

20.64

1B

379

Tony Fernandez

20.64

SS

380

Johnny Bates

20.61

OF

381

Del Pratt

20.61

2B

382

Jim Delahanty

20.60

2B

383

Curt Flood

20.58

OF

384

Elbie Fletcher

20.58

1B

385

Mike Hargrove

20.53

1B

386

Freddy Lindstrom

20.49

3B

387

Spud Davis

20.49

C

388

Bill Bradley

20.48

3B

389

Tony Gonzalez

20.47

OF

390

Travis Jackson

20.47

SS

391

Andre Dawson

20.46

OF

392

Ken Keltner

20.43

3B

393

Buddy Myer

20.42

2B

394

Luis Gonzalez

20.39

OF

395

Mike Mitchell

20.38

OF

396

Wally Moon

20.37

OF

397

Al Smith

20.37

OF

398

Roy Sievers

20.37

1B

399

Ben Chapman

20.35

OF

400

Gary Matthews

20.34

OF

401

Graig Nettles

20.34

3B

402

Doug DeCinces

20.33

3B

403

Ray Boone

20.31

3B

404

Harlond Clift

20.30

3B

405

Harry Hooper

20.30

OF

406

Andy Pafko

20.29

OF

407

Davey Johnson

20.28

2B

408

Bill White

20.27

1B

409

Richie Hebner

20.23

3B

410

Cecil Travis

20.23

SS

411

Al Oliver

20.21

OF

412

Herman Long

20.21

SS

413

Vic Wertz

20.21

OF

414

Wally Joyner

20.20

1B

415

Hank Bauer

20.19

OF

416

Jack Rowe

20.17

SS

417

Jim Rice

20.17

OF

418

Leon Wagner

20.16

OF

419

Paul O'Neill

20.15

OF

420

Harry Steinfeldt

20.14

3B

421

Andy Seminick

20.13

C

422

Richie Zisk

20.11

OF

423

Ron Hunt

20.10

2B

424

Jack Clements

20.10

C

425

Lou Brock

20.07

OF

426

Bill North

20.05

OF

427

Brett Butler

20.03

OF

428

Carl Furillo

20.03

OF

429

Jim Bottomley

20.01

1B

430

John Anderson

20.01

OF

431

Jim Northrup

20.01

OF

432

Carney Lansford

20.00

3B

433

John Mayberry

20.00

1B

434

Vada Pinson

20.00

OF

435

Eddie Joost

19.97

SS

436

Jesse Barfield

19.94

OF

437

Phil Cavarretta

19.94

1B

438

Jackie Jensen

19.93

OF

439

Ray Schalk

19.91

C

440

Johnny Logan

19.90

SS

441

Mickey Rivers

19.89

OF

442

Elmer Valo

19.89

OF

443

Jimmy Slagle

19.88

OF

444

Barney McCosky

19.88

OF

445

Wes Parker

19.84

1B

446

John Reilly

19.83

1B

447

Sam Wise

19.79

SS

448

Larry Hisle

19.79

OF

449

Ken McMullen

19.79

3B

450

Reggie Sanders

19.79

OF

451

Dusty Baker

19.79

OF

452

Alvin Davis

19.79

1B

453

Bob Meusel

19.78

OF

454

Earl Torgeson

19.75

1B

455

Felipe Alou

19.75

OF

456

Maury Wills

19.74

SS

457

Cy Williams

19.73

OF

458

George Kell

19.71

3B

459

Jeff Burroughs

19.69

OF

460

Cecil Cooper

19.67

1B

461

Irish Meusel

19.65

OF

462

Dummy Hoy

19.64

OF

463

Jake Beckley

19.64

1B

464

Kip Selbach

19.64

OF

465

George Hendrick

19.63

OF

466

Bill Skowron

19.61

1B

467

Dan McGann

19.61

1B

468

George Pinckney

19.61

3B

469

Brooks Robinson

19.58

3B

470

Les Mann

19.56

OF

471

Dickie Thon

19.56

SS

472

Freddy Parent

19.54

SS

473

Ozzie Smith

19.54

SS

474

Buddy Lewis

19.54

3B

475

Chief Zimmer

19.52

C

476

Jake Daubert

19.50

1B

477

Mickey Vernon

19.50

1B

478

Buddy Bell

19.49

3B

479

Al Bumbry

19.49

OF

480

Claude Ritchey

19.48

2B

481

Jim Landis

19.47

OF

482

Hans Lobert

19.46

3B

483

Amos Strunk

19.45

OF

484

Red Rolfe

19.42

3B

485

Duffy Lewis

19.42

OF

486

Garry Maddox

19.42

OF

487

Cleon Jones

19.32

OF

488

John Stone

19.30

OF

489

Fred Merkle

19.26

1B

490

Julio Franco

19.25

SS

491

Jim Gilliam

19.24

2B

492

Denis Menke

19.22

SS

493

Tom Burns

19.20

3B

494

Dave Magadan

19.19

3B

495

Robby Thompson

19.19

2B

496

Fred Luderus

19.19

1B

497

Tommy McCarthy

19.16

OF

498

Andre Thornton

19.15

DH

499

Tony Cuccinello

19.13

2B

500

Muddy Ruel

19.10

C

501

Pete Runnels

19.10

1B

502

Steve Garvey

19.10

1B

503

Bobby Thomson

19.09

OF

504

Joe Judge

19.08

1B

505

Lloyd Waner

19.07

OF

506

Arlie Latham

19.06

3B

507

Tony Phillips

19.06

OF

508

Ben Oglivie

19.05

OF

509

George Kelly

19.05

1B

510

Jay Buhner

19.02

OF

511

Del Ennis

19.02

OF

512

Terry Steinbach

19.01

C

513

Baby Doll Jacobson

19.00

OF

514

Steve Finley

19.00

OF

515

Greg Vaughn

18.98

OF

516

Harvey Kuenn

18.97

OF

517

Von Hayes

18.95

OF

518

Ron Hansen

18.94

SS

519

Rick Dempsey

18.94

C

520

Jeff Blauser

18.93

SS

521

Duke Farrell

18.93

C

522

Terry Moore

18.93

OF

523

Bob Bescher

18.91

OF

524

Manny Sanguillen

18.91

C

525

Nellie Fox

18.91

2B

526

Rick Ferrell

18.88

C

527

Eddie Yost

18.86

3B

528

Bert Campaneris

18.85

SS

529

Hal Chase

18.85

1B

530

Jo-Jo Moore

18.84

OF

531

Mike Stanley

18.83

C

532

Johnny Edwards

18.81

C

533

Jason Thompson

18.80

1B

534

Ed McKean

18.79

SS

535

Jim Sundberg

18.79

C

536

Jay Bell

18.78

SS

537

Willie Kamm

18.78

3B

538

Tilly Walker

18.76

OF

539

Willie Horton

18.75

OF

540

Al Dark

18.71

SS

541

Jerry Mumphrey

18.70

OF

542

Dick Bartell

18.68

SS

543

Marty Marion

18.68

SS

544

Chicken Wolf

18.68

OF

545

Cesar Tovar

18.67

OF

546

Matty Alou

18.65

OF

547

Buck Weaver

18.61

SS

548

Wally Moses

18.61

OF

549

Kevin Seitzer

18.60

3B

550

Charlie Hemphill

18.58

OF

551

John Morrill

18.55

1B

552

Andres Galarraga

18.55

1B

553

Billy Southworth

18.54

OF

554

Lave Cross

18.53

3B

555

Tito Francona

18.51

OF

556

Hal McRae

18.50

DH

557

Chili Davis

18.48

OF

558

George Wood

18.48

OF

559

Roger Peckinpaugh

18.47

SS

560

Willie Wilson

18.47

OF

561

Bill Bruton

18.46

OF

562

Bing Miller

18.45

OF

563

Joe Rudi

18.45

OF

564

Sherm Lollar

18.45

C

565

Tommy Harper

18.45

OF

566

Doug Rader

18.44

3B

567

Phil Garner

18.42

2B

568

Red Schoendienst

18.41

2B

569

Gus Suhr

18.39

1B

570

Fred Pfeffer

18.38

2B

571

Woody English

18.37

SS

572

Travis Fryman

18.36

3B

573

Buck Herzog

18.32

3B

574

Fred Tenney

18.32

1B

575

Mike Greenwell

18.31

OF

576

Delino DeShields

18.31

2B

577

Dan Driessen

18.28

1B

578

Dave Henderson

18.26

OF

579

Don Money

18.24

3B

580

Puddin' Head Jones

18.24

3B

581

Bibb Falk

18.20

OF

582

Brady Anderson

18.16

OF

583

Ron Gant

18.16

OF

584

Burt Shotton

18.15

OF

585

Kevin Bass

18.13

OF

586

Dave Concepcion

18.08

SS

587

Jimmy Johnston

18.08

3B

588

Don Baylor

18.06

DH

589

Hi Myers

18.04

OF

590

Tim Wallach

18.04

3B

591

Tino Martinez

18.04

1B

592

Tom Herr

18.03

2B

593

Mike Kreevich

18.03

OF

594

Mookie Wilson

17.98

OF

595

Doc Hoblitzell

17.98

1B

596

Bill Werber

17.96

3B

597

Gorman Thomas

17.95

OF

598

Harold Baines

17.94

DH

599

Terry Kennedy

17.93

C

600

Ted Kluszewski

17.93

1B

601

George Burns-1b

17.92

1B

602

Bret Boone

17.89

2B

603

Ruppert Jones

17.88

OF

604

Lee Lacy

17.87

OF

605

Jose Cardenal

17.85

OF

606

Sammy West

17.85

OF

607

Dick Groat

17.83

SS

608

Rube Oldring

17.80

OF

609

Lu Blue

17.80

1B

610

Curt Walker

17.79

OF

611

Roy Smalley

17.79

SS

612

Paul Blair

17.77

OF

613

Deacon McGuire

17.75

C

614

Lee May

17.74

1B

615

Chief Wilson

17.74

OF

616

Willie McGee

17.73

OF

617

Wid Conroy

17.73

3B

618

Steve O'Neill

17.71

C

619

Glenn Hubbard

17.71

2B

620

Marquis Grissom

17.69

OF

621

Carlos Baerga

17.65

2B

622

Dave Cash

17.65

2B

623

Jerry Denny

17.65

3B

624

Billy Rogell

17.63

SS

625

Ken Henderson

17.60

OF

626

Todd Zeile

17.59

3B

627

Eddie Foster

17.54

3B

628

Milt Stock

17.53

3B

629

Johnny Ray

17.53

2B

630

Jay Johnstone

17.47

OF

631

Ralph Garr

17.46

OF

632

Pat Kelly

17.46

OF

633

Cecil Fielder

17.46

1B

634

Lloyd Moseby

17.45

OF

635

Leo Cardenas

17.42

SS

636

Ruben Sierra

17.41

OF

637

Gus Mancuso

17.41

C

638

Butch Wynegar

17.39

C

639

Bob Bailey

17.39

3B

640

Rabbit Maranville

17.39

SS

641

Steve Brodie

17.38

OF

642

Jack Doyle

17.36

1B

643

Tommy Davis

17.33

OF

644

Lyn Lary

17.32

SS

645

Lance Johnson

17.32

OF

646

Jerry Priddy

17.31

2B

647

Joe Kuhel

17.31

1B

648

Marty McManus

17.31

2B

649

Gregg Jefferies

17.29

1B

650

Chris Chambliss

17.24

1B

651

Tom Brown

17.24

OF

652

Donn Clendenon

17.24

1B

653

Rick Burleson

17.23

SS

654

Donie Bush

17.21

SS

655

Bruce Bochte

17.19

1B

656

Terry Pendleton

17.14

3B

657

Max Flack

17.12

OF

658

Juan Samuel

17.11

2B

659

Billy Goodman

17.09

2B

660

Billy Shindle

17.06

3B

661

Claudell Washington

17.06

OF

662

Stuffy McInnis

17.06

1B

663

Hector Lopez

17.02

OF

664

Dave Kingman

17.01

OF

665

Ned Hanlon

17.01

OF

666

Jimmy Dykes

17.00

3B

667

George McQuinn

16.99

1B

668

Joe Carter

16.99

OF

669

Roberto Kelly

16.99

OF

670

Al Lopez

16.97

C

671

Bill Mazeroski

16.94

2B

672

George Scott

16.93

1B

673

Joe Vosmik

16.93

OF

674

Luis Aparicio

16.91

SS

675

Jack Tobin

16.90

OF

676

Johnny Temple

16.86

2B

677

Frankie Crosetti

16.84

SS

678

George Bell

16.82

OF

679

Wally Pipp

16.82

1B

680

Eric Karros

16.81

1B

681

Steve Sax

16.81

2B

682

Jody Reed

16.79

2B

683

Sam Chapman

16.78

OF

684

B.J. Surhoff

16.75

OF

685

Deron Johnson

16.74

1B

686

Mike Higgins

16.73

3B

687

Bob Boone

16.70

C

688

Lou Piniella

16.70

OF

689

Jim Hegan

16.69

C

690

George Case

16.68

OF

691

Bruce Campbell

16.66

OF

692

Terry Turner

16.65

2B

693

Devon White

16.60

OF

694

Bud Harrelson

16.56

SS

695

Ken Oberkfell

16.53

3B

696

Garry Templeton

16.50

SS

697

Frankie Hayes

16.45

C

698

Joe Pepitone

16.45

1B

699

Gary Gaetti

16.44

3B

700

Greg Gagne

16.39

SS

701

Chris Speier

16.37

SS

702

Clete Boyer

16.29

3B

703

Darryl Hamilton

16.28

OF

704

Chico Carrasquel

16.26

SS

705

Benito Santiago

16.22

C

706

Germany Smith

16.20

SS

707

Bobby Byrne

16.16

3B

708

Frank White

16.15

2B

709

Jack Smith

16.12

OF

710

Jorge Orta

16.05

2B

711

Scott Fletcher

16.05

SS

712

Gus Bell

16.03

OF

713

Tony Pena

16.03

C

714

Gee Walker

16.00

OF

715

Shawon Dunston

15.98

SS

716

Patsy Donovan

15.96

OF

717

Duff Cooley

15.95

OF

718

Jimmy Piersall

15.93

OF

719

Tommy Griffith

15.93

OF

720

Jack Graney

15.92

OF

721

Ossie Bluege

15.91

3B

722

Red Kress

15.91

SS

723

Mark Belanger

15.90

SS

724

Earl Sheely

15.88

1B

725

Dante Bichette

15.88

OF

726

David Segui

15.86

1B

727

Larry Herndon

15.85

OF

728

Charlie Jamieson

15.84

OF

729

Frank Thomas

15.83

OF

730

Jose Offerman

15.83

SS

731

Tom Brunansky

15.82

OF

732

Mickey Doolan

15.82

SS

733

Bobby Lowe

15.72

2B

734

Billy Jurges

15.71

SS

735

Horace Clarke

15.70

2B

736

Tommy Tucker

15.69

1B

737

Pete Fox

15.65

OF

738

Dave Collins

15.65

OF

739

Cass Michaels

15.62

2B

740

Bill Virdon

15.60

OF

741

Felix Millan

15.57

2B

742

Jim Gantner

15.57

2B

743

Zoilo Versalles

15.57

SS

744

Freddie Patek

15.56

SS

745

Bucky Harris

15.51

2B

746

Dots Miller

15.51

1B

747

Dean Palmer

15.47

3B

748

Brook Jacoby

15.47

3B

749

Tony Armas

15.43

OF

750

Stan Javier

15.43

OF

751

Del Unser

15.38

OF

752

Eddie Miller

15.38

SS

753

Doggie Miller

15.37

C

754

Paul Radford

15.36

OF

755

Whitey Lockman

15.34

1B

756

Jimmie Wilson

15.30

C

757

Rollie Hemsley

15.29

C

758

Pinky Whitney

15.28

3B

759

Don Blasingame

15.28

2B

760

Vic Power

15.24

1B

761

Luis Polonia

15.17

OF

762

Jerry Lumpe

15.13

2B

763

Sparky Adams

15.11

2B

764

Tony Taylor

15.09

2B

765

Ray Knight

15.06

3B

766

Jeffrey Leonard

15.03

OF

767

Mickey Morandini

15.02

2B

768

Vince Coleman

14.98

OF

769

Bucky Dent

14.96

SS

770

Bill Russell

14.95

SS

771

Ted Sizemore

14.92

2B

772

Hubie Brooks

14.91

OF

773

Brian McRae

14.91

OF

774

Frank Malzone

14.91

3B

775

Granny Hamner

14.83

SS

776

Eric Young

14.81

2B

777

Al Cowens

14.81

OF

778

Pete O'Brien

14.81

1B

779

Otto Knabe

14.80

2B

780

Tommy Corcoran

14.79

SS

781

Monte Cross

14.78

SS

782

Harold Reynolds

14.77

2B

783

Frank Bolling

14.76

2B

784

Omar Vizquel

14.74

SS

785

Lou Bierbauer

14.73

2B

786

Jimmy Austin

14.71

3B

787

Dave Martinez

14.70

OF

788

Mike Bordick

14.69

SS

789

Charlie Grimm

14.67

1B

790

Keith Moreland

14.66

OF

791

Bill Buckner

14.60

1B

792

George Cutshaw

14.60

2B

793

Roy McMillan

14.56

SS

794

Glenn Beckert

14.54

2B

795

Walt Weiss

14.45

SS

796

Everett Scott

14.44

SS

797

Kitty Bransfield

14.44

1B

798

Mickey Stanley

14.43

OF

799

Manny Trillo

14.39

2B

800

Jim Spencer

14.38

1B

801

Hobe Ferris

14.35

2B

802

Doc Cramer

14.29

OF

803

Ed Kranepool

14.26

1B

804

Willie Montanez

14.26

1B

805

Hughie Critz

14.24

2B

806

Derek Bell

14.19

OF

807

Otis Nixon

14.19

OF

808

Julian Javier

14.16

2B

809

Roy Hartzell

14.15

OF

810

Mark McLemore

14.14

2B

811

Tito Fuentes

14.08

2B

812

Spike Owen

14.08

SS

813

Omar Moreno

14.07

OF

814

Jack O'Connor

13.89

C

815

Tommy Helms

13.85

2B

816

Wilbert Robinson

13.84

C

817

Luke Sewell

13.73

C

818

Shano Collins

13.72

OF

819

Juan Beniquez

13.71

OF

820

Cookie Rojas

13.58

2B

821

Candy LaChance

13.58

1B

822

Royce Clayton

13.57

SS

823

Patsy Tebeau

13.55

1B

824

Howard Shanks

13.54

OF

825

Leo Durocher

13.46

SS

826

Ozzie Guillen

13.45

SS

827

Bobby Richardson

13.45

2B

828

Charles Comiskey

13.41

1B

829

Derrel Thomas

13.41

2B

830

Enos Cabell

13.26

3B

831

Ivan DeJesus

13.23

SS

832

George McBride

13.20

SS

833

Dave Philley

13.15

OF

834

Frankie Gustine

13.12

2B

835

Sandy Alomar Sr.

13.06

2B

836

Charlie Hayes

13.04

3B

837

Cub Stricker

13.00

2B

838

George Stovall

12.90

1B

839

Lance Parrish

12.88

C

840

Hod Ford

12.88

SS

841

Bones Ely

12.87

SS

842

Joe Dugan

12.79

3B

843

Larry Bowa

12.74

SS

844

Rick Manning

12.67

OF

845

Bill Hallman

12.63

2B

846

Rafael Ramirez

12.44

SS

847

Wally Gerber

12.37

SS

848

Ivy Olson

12.22

SS

849

Don Kessinger

12.08

SS

850

Alfredo Griffin

11.85

SS

851

Lou Finney

11.59

OF

852

Ed Brinkman

11.52

SS

853

Aurelio Rodriguez

11.35

3B

854

Bill Wambsganss

11.26

2B

855

Bob Kennedy

11.13

OF

856

Ken Reitz

10.72

3B

857

Joe Quinn

10.58

2B

858

Tim Foli

10.55

SS

859

Ski Melillo

10.30

2B

860

Pete Suder

9.83

2B

861

Tommy Dowd

8.91

OF

 

 

First Basemen

Rank

Player

WS per 648 PA

 

1

Lou Gehrig

32.80

 

2

Dick Allen

30.30

 

3

Frank Chance

30.12

 

4

Dan Brouthers

29.97

 

5

Johnny Mize

29.71

 

6

Jimmie Foxx

29.15

 

7

Frank Thomas-cws

29.02

 

8

Mark McGwire

28.93

 

9

Jeff Bagwell

28.48

 

10

Hank Greenberg

28.38

 

11

Dave Orr

27.55

 

12

Willie McCovey

27.30

 

13

Roger Connor

26.60

 

14

Jason Giambi

26.50

 

15

Pedro Guerrero

26.07

 

16

Will Clark

25.89

 

17

Norm Cash

25.81

 

18

Bill Terry

25.33

 

19

Jack Fournier

24.81

 

20

Harmon Killebrew

24.45

 

21

Cap Anson

24.40

 

22

Jim Thome

24.35

 

23

Babe Herman

24.15

 

24

Rod Carew

23.59

 

25

Keith Hernandez

23.56

 

26

Boog Powell

23.40

 

27

Orlando Cepeda

23.10

 

28

Dolph Camilli

22.85

 

29

Ripper Collins

22.65

 

30

Rafael Palmeiro

22.41

 

31

Fred McGriff

22.33

 

32

Don Mincher

22.22

 

33

John Olerud

22.19

 

34

Eddie Murray

22.09

 

35

Don Mattingly

22.07

 

36

Hal Trosky

21.99

 

37

Bob Watson

21.97

 

38

John Kruk

21.96

 

39

Henry Larkin

21.63

 

40

Ed Konetchy

21.47

 

41

Ferris Fain

21.27

 

42

Frank McCormick

21.09

 

43

Norm Siebern

21.04

 

44

Gil Hodges

21.03

 

45

Mark Grace

21.02

 

46

George Sisler

20.99

 

47

Joe Adcock

20.94

 

48

Harry Davis

20.90

 

49

Kent Hrbek

20.88

 

50

Mo Vaughn

20.83

 

51

Tony Perez

20.82

 

52

Ernie Banks

20.70

 

53

Ron Fairly

20.66

 

54

Rudy York

20.64

 

55

Elbie Fletcher

20.58

 

56

Mike Hargrove

20.53

 

57

Roy Sievers

20.37

 

58

Bill White

20.27

 

59

Wally Joyner

20.20

 

60

Jim Bottomley

20.01

 

61

John Mayberry

20.00

 

62

Phil Cavarretta

19.94

 

63

Wes Parker

19.84

 

64

John Reilly

19.83

 

65

Alvin Davis

19.79

 

66

Earl Torgeson

19.75

 

67

Cecil Cooper

19.67

 

68

Jake Beckley

19.64

 

69

Bill Skowron

19.61

 

70

Dan McGann

19.61

 

71

Jake Daubert

19.50

 

72

Mickey Vernon

19.50

 

73

Fred Merkle

19.26

 

74

Fred Luderus

19.19

 

75

Pete Runnels

19.10

 

76

Steve Garvey

19.10

 

77

Joe Judge

19.08

 

78

George Kelly

19.05

 

79

Hal Chase

18.85

 

80

Jason Thompson

18.80

 

81

John Morrill

18.55

 

82

Andres Galarraga

18.55

 

83

Gus Suhr

18.39

 

84

Fred Tenney

18.32

 

85

Dan Driessen

18.28

 

86

Tino Martinez

18.04

 

87

Doc Hoblitzell

17.98

 

88

Ted Kluszewski

17.93

 

89

George Burns-1b

17.92

 

90

Lu Blue

17.80

 

91

Lee May

17.74

 

92

Cecil Fielder

17.46

 

93

Jack Doyle

17.36

 

94

Joe Kuhel

17.31

 

95

Gregg Jefferies

17.29

 

96

Chris Chambliss

17.24

 

97

Donn Clendenon

17.24

 

98

Bruce Bochte

17.19

 

99

Stuffy McInnis

17.06

 

100

George McQuinn

16.99

 

101

George Scott

16.93

 

102

Wally Pipp

16.82

 

103

Eric Karros

16.81

 

104

Deron Johnson

16.74

 

105

Joe Pepitone

16.45

 

106

Earl Sheely

15.88

 

107

David Segui

15.86

 

108

Tommy Tucker

15.69

 

109

Dots Miller

15.51

 

110

Whitey Lockman

15.34

 

111

Vic Power

15.24

 

112

Pete O'Brien

14.81

 

113

Charlie Grimm

14.67

 

114

Bill Buckner

14.60

 

115

Kitty Bransfield

14.44

 

116

Jim Spencer

14.38

 

117

Ed Kranepool

14.26

 

118

Willie Montanez

14.26

 

119

Candy LaChance

13.58

 

120

Patsy Tebeau

13.55

 

121

Charles Comiskey

13.41

 

122

George Stovall

12.90

 

 

 

 

Second Basemen

 

Rank

Player

WS per 648 PA

 

 

1

Rogers Hornsby

34.33

 

2

Eddie Collins

30.90

 

3

Nap Lajoie

30.73

 

4

Joe Morgan

29.29

 

5

Jackie Robinson

28.70

 

6

Bobby Grich

25.94

 

7

Craig Biggio

25.72

 

8

Larry Doyle

25.37

 

9

Fred Dunlap

25.08

 

10

Roberto Alomar

24.96

 

11

Hardy Richardson

24.72

 

12

Charlie Gehringer

24.24

 

13

Ryne Sandberg

24.16

 

14

Johnny Evers

24.09

 

15

Edgardo Alfonzo

24.01

 

16

Joe Gordon

23.99

 

17

Frankie Frisch

23.48

 

18

Danny Murphy

23.33

 

19

Gil McDougald

23.30

 

20

Jeff Kent

23.00

 

21

Lou Whitaker

22.82

 

22

Cupid Childs

22.81

 

23

Eddie Stanky

22.77

 

24

Bobby Doerr

22.68

 

25

Tony Lazzeri

22.36

 

26

Billy Herman

22.35

 

27

Jimmy Williams

21.95

 

28

Dick McAuliffe

21.81

 

29

Tom Daly

21.48

 

30

Willie Randolph

21.37

 

31

Bobby Avila

21.22

 

32

George Grantham

21.21

 

33

Davey Lopes

21.19

 

34

Miller Huggins

21.16

 

35

Bill Doran

21.12

 

36

Lonny Frey

21.05

 

37

Chuck Knoblauch

21.03

 

38

Bid McPhee

20.99

 

39

Max Bishop

20.64

 

40

Del Pratt

20.61

 

41

Jim Delahanty

20.60

 

42

Buddy Myer

20.42

 

43

Davey Johnson

20.28

 

44

Ron Hunt

20.10

 

45

Claude Ritchey

19.48

 

46

Jim Gilliam

19.24

 

47

Robby Thompson

19.19

 

48

Tony Cuccinello

19.13

 

49

Nellie Fox

18.91

 

50

Phil Garner

18.42

 

51

Red Schoendienst

18.41

 

52

Fred Pfeffer

18.38

 

53

Delino DeShields

18.31

 

54

Tom Herr

18.03

 

55

Bret Boone

17.89

 

56

Glenn Hubbard

17.71

 

57

Carlos Baerga

17.65

 

58

Dave Cash

17.65

 

59

Johnny Ray

17.53

 

60

Jerry Priddy

17.31

 

61

Marty McManus

17.31

 

62

Juan Samuel

17.11

 

63

Billy Goodman

17.09

 

64

Bill Mazeroski

16.94

 

65

Johnny Temple

16.86

 

66

Steve Sax

16.81

 

67

Jody Reed

16.79

 

68

Terry Turner

16.65