The Top Ranked Shortstops of the 1940's

 

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The Top Ranked Shortstops of the 1940's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player averaged 2.5 plate appearances per team game.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Vern Stephens 14.60938
2   Lou Boudreau 20.70950
3   Johnny Pesky 26.32833
4   Luke Appling 29.47514
5   Pee Wee Reese 34.59633
6   Joe Cronin 43.13000
7   Arky Vaughan 44.81133
8   Eddie Lake 59.99500
9   Eddie Joost 68.92240
10   Phil Rizzuto 70.79017
11   Eddie Miller 83.57975
12   Marty Marion 86.44120
13   Cecil Travis 87.36800
14   Buddy Kerr 97.24280
15   Al Dark 102.16450
16   Frankie Gustine 113.02000
17   Johnny Berardino 114.03200
18   Stan Rojek 116.40550
19   Johnny Lipon 120.74850
20   Billy Cox 124.38450
21   Billy Jurges 124.63500
22   Dick Culler 126.25300
23   Granny Hamner 129.79000
24   Lennie Merullo 135.52200
25   Joe Hoover 136.05000
26   Frankie Crosetti 138.77500
27   Skeeter Newsome 140.82867
28   Pete Suder 141.35250
29   John Sullivan 142.71400
30   Cass Michaels 147.86700
31   Sam Dente 151.00000
32   Dick Bartell 151.60600
33   Bobby Bragan 155.24000
34   Al Brancato 156.45400
35   Ed Busch 157.46200
36   Irv Hall 161.30200
37   Whitey Wietelmann 162.31000
38   Virgil Stallcup 165.59250
39   Roy Smalley 166.40050
40   Bill Rigney 167.66500
41   Skeeter Webb 170.08700
42   Mark Christman 172.15750
43   Danny Murtaugh 176.85600
44   Frank Croucher 177.05800
45   Gil Torres 185.34000
46   Pete Coscarart 185.34000
47   Jimmy Pofahl 185.54200
48   Mickey Witek 187.96600
49   Bobby Sturgeon 191.60200
50   Bobby Mattick 195.23800
51   Billy Hitchcock 196.45000

 


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