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Part 3 - The Lists
The True Hall of Famers - The Five Levels of Greatness
The Hall of Fame Pitchers - The Four Categories of Excellence
The 25 Best Careers at Each Position
The Hall of Famers Who Do Not Have HOF Numbers
The Position Players with HOF Numbers – Not Yet in the Hall
The Pitchers with HOF Numbers – Not Yet in the Hall
The 140 Best Players of the Modern Era (1920 to Present)
The Complete CAWS Ranking for Position Players
The Complete CAWS Ranking for Pitchers


The Hall of Famers Who Do Not Have HOF Numbers

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

Here are the 20th century players who are in the Hall of Fame but who do not have HOF numbers according to the CAWS CAREER GAUGE.  

 

Keep in mind that there may be a few players such as Roy Campanella who almost certainly would have posted the numbers had not circumstances beyond their control intervened.

 

According to the CCG, there are forty-seven (47) 20th century position players and seventeen (17) 20th century pitchers currently in the Hall of Fame who do not appear to have HOF numbers – a total of sixty-four (64) players.

 

 

CWS = Career Win Shares

CV  =  Core Value (sum of win shares for 10 best seasons)

CAWS = Career Assessment/Win Shares  =  CV  +  .25(CWS - CV)

 

 

The Right Fielders:  CAWS needed  =  280  =  8 Players

 

 

                                                            CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Willie Keeler                                      333                  246                  268

Enos Slaughter                                  323                  246                  265

Andre Dawson                                  340                  234                  261

Kiki Cuyler                                        292                  244                  256

Sam Rice                                            327                  228                  253

Harry Hooper                                    321                  221                  246

Chuck Klein                                      238                  217                  222

Ross Youngs                                      206                  206                  206

 

 

The Left Fielders:  CAWS needed  =  280  =  5 Players

 

 

Joe Medwick                                      312                  267                  278

Heinie Manush                                  285                  236                  248

Jim Rice                                             282                  233                  245

Ralph Kiner                                       242                  242                  242

Chick Hafey                                       186                  176                  179

 

 

 

The Center Fielders:  CAWS needed  =  270  =  4 Players

 

                                                            CWS                CV                CAWS

 

Edd Roush                                         314                  250                  266

Hack Wilson                                      224                  220                  221     

Earle Combs                                      227                  217                  220

Lloyd Waner                                     245                  207                  217

 

 

The First Basemen:  CAWS needed  =  280  =  6 Players

 

 

Tony Perez                                         349                  249                  274

Orlando Cepeda                                310                  251                  266     

George Sisler                                     292                  239                  252     

Jim Bottomley                                    258                  214                  225

Frank Chance                                   237                  206                  214

George Kelly                                      193                  177                  181

 

 

The Second Basemen:  CAWS needed  =  260  =  8 Players

 

 

Nellie Fox                                           304                  242                  258

Billy Herman                                     298                  243                  257

Bobby Doerr                                      281                  223                  238

Johnny Evers                                     268                  226                  237

Joe Gordon                                        242                  233                  235     

Tony Lazzeri                                     252                  215                  224

Red Schoendienst                              262                  204                  219

Bill Mazeroski                                    219                  173                  185

 

 

 

The Shortstops:  CAWS needed  =  250  =  7 Players

 

 

Joe Sewell                                           277                  233                  244     

Dave Bancroft                                   269                  222                  234

Rabbit Maranville                             302                  206                  230

Joe Tinker                                          258                  211                  223

Phil Rizzuto                                       231                  218                  221     

Luis Aparicio                                     293                  193                  218

Travis Jackson                                  211                  191                  196

 

The Third Basemen:  CAWS needed  =  270  =  4 Players

 

                                                            CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Jimmy Collins                                    274                  242                  250     

Pie Traynor                                       274                  228                  240

George Kell                                        229                  192                  201     

Fred Lindstrom                                 193                  182                  190

 

 

The Catchers:  CAWS needed  =  250  =  5 Players

 

 

Roy Campanella                                207                  207                  207     

Roger Bresnahan                              231                  191                  201     

Ernie Lombardi                                218                  167                  180     

Ray Schalk                                         191                  167                  173

Rick Ferrell                                        206                  150                  164

 

 

 

The Pitchers: CAWS  needed  =  235 or 300 CWS  =  17 Pitchers

 

 

                                                            CWS                CV                CAWS

 

Rube Waddell                                     240                  231                  233

Jim Bunning                                        257                  221                  230     

Don Drysdale                                      258                  221                  230     

Red Faber                                           292                  206                  228     

Bob Lemon                                         232                  223                  225     

Dazzy Vance                                       241                  216                  222

Whitey Ford                                       261                  202                  217     

John Smoltz                                        289                  185                  211

Jack Chesbro                                      209                  209                  209     

Waite Hoyt                                         262                  189                  207     

Herb Pennock                                     240                  188                  201     

 

Chief Bender                                       231                  186                  197     

Catfish Hunter                                     206                  184                  190     

Rube Marquard                                  208                  180                  187     

Lefty Gomez                                       185                  182                  183     

Jesse Haines                                       207                  155                  168     

Rollie Fingers                                     188                  144                  155




Michael Hoban, Ph.D is Professor Emeritus of mathematics at the City University of N.Y.  He has been an avid baseball fan for over 60 years and has become a serious baseball analyst, since joining SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) in 1998.  He is the author of five baseball books including:  DEFINING GREATNESS: A Hall of Fame Handbook (Booklocker, 2012)   BASEBALL'S COMPLETE PLAYERS (McFarland: 2000) and FIELDER'S CHOICE (Booklocker: 2003). 

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