Babe Dahlgren

Journeyman
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Dahlgren had the misfortune of replacing Lou Gehrig at first base for the Yankees. That was never going to work out well, but Dahlgren spent a dozen seasons in the big leagues, even making the All-Star team when he was 31 years old for the Phillies. There were rumors that he was a pot smoker, which may have been the cause of his exile from the Yankees, but Babe’s son later defended his father. As a child, Babe had been hit in the head and suffered migraines the remainder of his life, it’s possible he remedied that pain through marijuana, but smoking funny cigarettes in those days was not common. Later, Dahlgren was a pioneer in the practical application of video in helping hitters. He was one of the first batting coaches to talk about launch angle.

primary position

First Base

primary team

New York Yankees

playing career

1935—1946

nickname

Born

June 15, 1912, in San Francisco, CA

died

September 4, 1996, in Arcadia, CA, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 190

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Babe Dahlgren
Average HOF 1B
Hitting
50
Power
50
Running
40
Fielding
60
Throwing
50
*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
Replaced him when his famed playing streak ended
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-16-1935
FINAL GAME
9-3-1946
CAREER AGE
23-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1939
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

4.2

career value

WAR7

NA

long peak

WAR5C

NA

prime

WAR3

NA

short peak
Average HOF 1B

66.5

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 1B

42.5

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

20.9

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

NA

career value

WIN shares 7

NA

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

NA

short peak
Average HOF 1B

348.1

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 1B

202.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

97.0

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

First Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1935—1946

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#315
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.261
Batting Average
.329
On-Base Percentage
.383
Slugging Percentage
12
home runs per season
3
Stolen Bases per season