Bob Johnson

Position
Left Fielder
Years
1933-1945
Hall Rating
107
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Bob Johnson Photo
Peak
54%
Longevity
46%

Everything lined up perfectly for Bob Johnson to be underrated. His career got off to a late start (he debuted at 27), he played in a offensively-dominated era in an offensively-dominated park (if you’re Chuck Klein this gets you in the Hall—Johnson is more like Larry Walker in this regard), his career ended during the talent-depleted World War II years. His numbers are very impressive but largely disregarded for being inflated. Johnson should not get full credit for his somewhat gaudy numbers. But even after context-adjusting (something WAR does very well), Johnson still comes out as Hall-worthy.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
57.4 31.1 58.7 31.1
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
382 -1 0 18 -78
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1933 PHA (OAK) 1.6 3.8
1934 PHA (OAK) 2.8 5.0
1935 PHA (OAK) 1.5 3.9
1936 PHA (OAK) 1.5 3.7
1937 PHA (OAK) 3.4 5.4
1938 PHA (OAK) 2.7 4.8
1939 PHA (OAK) 4.3 6.5
1940 PHA (OAK) 1.8 3.7
1941 PHA (OAK) 2.1 4.2
1942 PHA (OAK) 2.1 3.9
1943 WSH (MIN) 1.6 3.1
1944 BOS 4.5 6.3
1945 BOS 1.2 3.1
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