Bill Dahlen

Position
Shortstop
Years
1891-1911
Hall Rating
145
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
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Bill Dahlen is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Early Baseball Era Committee in 2022.
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Peak
52%
Longevity
48%

If you believe even remotely in the concept of WAR, you believe Bill Dahlen is an obvious Hall of Famer. His 75.3 WAR ranks #82 all time (among all players) and #9 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 39.5 80.2 41.1
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
136 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 3.7
1902 BRO (LAD) 2.1 4.3
1903 BRO (LAD) 3.2 5.1
1904 NYG (SFG) 3.6 5.5
1905 NYG (SFG) 3.4 5.4
1906 NYG (SFG) 1.1 3.1
1907 NYG (SFG) -1.4 0.5
1908 BSN (ATL) 3.2 5.3
1909 BSN (ATL) 0.0 0.8
1910 BRO (LAD) -0.1 -0.1
1911 BRO (LAD) -0.1 -0.1
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
1938
0.4%
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Carlton Fisk (158) 246
Luke Appling (152) 255
Willie Randolph (124) 262
Jack Glasscock (131) 262
Buddy Bell (124) 282
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George Davis (167) 296
Pee Wee Reese (125) 301
Kenny Lofton (132) 324
Bid McPhee (98) 347
Ryne Sandberg (130) 348
Lou Boudreau (132) 366
Scott Rolen (142) 390
Andruw Jones (127) 391