Lave Cross

Lave Cross

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
One of the sport’s top all-around players in the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, when he retired he ranked fifth in major league history in hits (2,644) and runs batted in (1,371), ninth in doubles (411) and total bases (3,466), and third in games played (2,275) and at bats (9,064).

primary position

Third Base

primary team

Philadelphia Phillies

playing career

1887—1907

nickname

Born

May 12, 1866, in Milwaukee, WI

died

September 6, 1927, in Toledo, OH, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-8 / 155
Average HOF 3B
Hitting
50
Power
50
Running
50
Fielding
70
Throwing
70
*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
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-23-1887
FINAL GAME
6-8-1907
CAREER AGE
21-41
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

46.7

career value

WAR7

27.8

long peak

WAR5C

16.6

prime

WAR3

13.9

short peak
Average HOF 3B

69.0

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 3B

43.3

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

31.0

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

21.4

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

285.5

career value

WIN shares 7

142.9

long peak

Win SHares 5C

99.1

prime

Win SHares 3

71.1

short peak
Average HOF 3B

347.8

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 3B

200.2

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

95.5

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Third Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1887—1907

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#33
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#33
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#32
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.292
Batting Average
.329
On-Base Percentage
.383
Slugging Percentage
3
home runs per season
22
Stolen Bases per season