Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson

Superstar
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Had an 18-inch neck but only size 5 shoes. Challenged Ruth’s slugging records by belting 58 homers. Drove in an insane 190 runs (or so).

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Chicago Cubs

playing career

1923—1934

nickname

Born

April 26, 1900, in Ellwood City, PA

died

November 23, 1948, in Baltimore, MD, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-6 / 190
Average HOF CF
Hitting
60
Power
70
Running
30
Fielding
20
Throwing
20
*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
Traded For
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-29-1923
FINAL GAME
8-25-1934
CAREER AGE
23-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

38.2

career value

WAR7

35.9

long peak

WAR5C

30.0

prime

WAR3

19.5

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

220.6

career value

WIN shares 7

186.3

long peak

Win SHares 5C

150.0

prime

Win SHares 3

97.0

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#40

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1923—1934

All-Time

#257

POsition Players
#20
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#47
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#45
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.307
Batting Average
.395
On-Base Percentage
.545
Slugging Percentage
29
home runs per season
6
Stolen Bases per season