|About the stats|
Over the course of his career, Rube Waddell pitched 2,961 innings and made 1,139 plate appearances. Waddell was worth 58.3 Wins Above Replacement (60.9 as a pitcher and -2.5 as a hitter) and 32.2 Wins Above Average (34.8 as a pitcher and -2.5 as a hitter).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 58.3 WAR becomes 59.9 adjWAR. Then, WAA is adjusted by ignoring negative seasons (thus, truly capturing a player’s peak seasons) and making similar adjustments for catchers and relief pitchers. After these adjustments, the 32.2 WAA becomes 36.8 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Waddell 126.1 wWAR. wWAR is then converted to Hall Rating. A Hall Rating of 100 represents the Hall of Stats borderline (similar to OPS+ or wRC+, where 100 represents league average).
Rube Waddell has a Hall Rating of 118, making him a member of the Hall of Stats.
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|60.4% (Nominating Vote)|
|33.1% (Final Vote)|