Bill Dahlen

Position
Shortstop
Years
1891-1911
Hall Rating
144
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Bill Dahlen Photo
Peak
53%
Longevity
47%

If you believe even remotely in the concept of WAR, you believe Bill Dahlen is an obvious Hall of Famer. His 75.24 WAR ranks #77 all time (among all players) and #8 among shortstops. Dahlen is essentially the early 20th century version of Alan Trammell. Both are high-WAR players who have been overlooked by Hall voters. Both had above average offensive skills and tremendous defensive skills while performing an extraordinary workload at a high-value position. These types of players are incredibly rare, incredibly valuable, and absolutely Hall-worthy.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
75.3 39.9 79.9 41.5
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
137 12 0 139 145
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1891 CHC 0.9 3.0
1892 CHC 3.9 6.1
1893 CHC 0.9 2.7
1894 CHC 2.7 4.6
1895 CHC 0.2 2.2
1896 CHC 5.2 7.1
1897 CHC 1.6 2.7
1898 CHC 3.5 5.7
1899 BRO (LAD) 2.8 4.6
1900 BRO (LAD) 1.2 3.2
1901 BRO (LAD) 1.7 3.6
1902 BRO (LAD) 2.1 4.3
1903 BRO (LAD) 3.2 5.0
1904 NYG (SFG) 3.7 5.6
1905 NYG (SFG) 3.5 5.5
1906 NYG (SFG) 1.2 3.2
1907 NYG (SFG) -1.3 0.5
1908 BSN (ATL) 3.2 5.2
1909 BSN (ATL) -0.1 0.7
1910 BRO (LAD) -0.1 -0.1
1911 BRO (LAD) -0.1 -0.1
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Ivan Rodriguez (152) 144
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Luke Appling (145) 244
Gary Carter (165) 245
Carlton Fisk (156) 247
Jack Glasscock (130) 261
Willie Randolph (122) 273
Buddy Bell (123) 291
Lou Whitaker (143) 292
George Davis (165) 293
Pee Wee Reese (119) 295
Adrian Beltre (149) 297
Kenny Lofton (131) 330
Bid McPhee (97) 348
Ryne Sandberg (128) 358
Lou Boudreau (131) 360
Joe Cronin (125) 390