Al Bridwell

Regular

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

New York Giants

playing career

1905—1915

nickname

Born

January 4, 1884, in Friendship, OH

died

January 23, 1969, in Portsmouth, OH, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

5-9 / 170
Average HOF SS
Hitting
30
Power
20
Running
40
Fielding
70
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Merkle failed to touch second base when Bridwell produced an (apparent) game-winning single in a late-season game against the Cubs in 1908. Instead, Merkle was forced at second and the winning run was nullified, resulting in a tie that cost the Giants the pennant.
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
7
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-16-1905
FINAL GAME
9-23-1915
CAREER AGE
21-31
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

19.2

career value

WAR7

20.7

long peak

WAR5C

17.1

prime

WAR3

14.1

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

135.6

career value

WIN shares 7

118.7

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

69.2

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#8

1905—1915

All-Time

#836

POsition Players
#81
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#120
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.255
Batting Average
.347
On-Base Percentage
.295
Slugging Percentage
0
home runs per season
18
Stolen Bases per season