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Elmer Valo
Elmer William Valo

Bats Left, Throws Right
Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.

MLB Debut September 22, 1940
Final Game October 1, 1961
Born March 5, 1921 in Ribnik, Czechoslovakia
Died July 19, 1998 (age 77)

Batting   Glossary     Home Run Log       Vs. All Pitchers
 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   OPS+   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1940 19 BON NL   19   24    3   10   0   0   0    1   0   1    4    0  .417  .500  .417  .917   130    10   0   0   1   0   0  
 1941 20 PHA AL   44   38   14   21   1   2   0    3   0   0    7    1  .553  .622  .684 1.306   179    26   0   0   0   0   3  
 1942 21 PHA AL  116  104   12   20   3   1   1    3   4   2    7    6  .192  .250  .269  .519    74    28   0   0   0   1   2  
 1943 22 PHA AL  101  275   34   57   3   4   3   16   0   0   38   17  .207  .308  .280  .588    88    77   0   2   0   3   6  
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945           [Did not play]
 1946 25 PHA AL  143  392   50  129  22   9   6   44  11   1   52   30  .329  .407  .477  .884   127   187   0   2   2   1   8  
 1947 26 PHA AL  136  411   67  139  12   8   4   47   9   4   66   23  .338  .429  .436  .865   118   179   0   2   0   1  15  
 1948 27 PHA AL  140  431   48  127  21   4   2   45   1   2   79   26  .295  .407  .376  .783   110   162   0   6   0   7  16  
 1949 28 PHA AL  154  581  101  166  21  12  10  100  14   2  121   47  .286  .405  .415  .820   110   241   0  11   4   3  26  MVP-10
 1950 29 PHA AL  146  498   59  126  17   5   7   59   2   0   83   26  .253  .362  .349  .712    91   174   0   3   1   4  18  
 1951 30 PHA AL  147  489   76  148  23  12   3   53  12   4   76   40  .303  .393  .417  .810   110   204   0  10   4   3  14  
 1952 31 PHA AL  136  431   96  127  37   7   7   45   4   0  108   30  .295  .438  .462  .899   129   199   2   2   4   3   9  
 1953 32 PHA AL   74  100   10   22   2   0   0    6   0   0   18    6  .220  .339  .240  .579    78    24   0   0   1   0   0  
 1954 33 PHA AL   95  230   36   52  12   5   2   24   0   0   55   10  .226  .372  .348  .719   101    80   0   3   0   0   3  
 1955 34 KCA AL  111  316   62  117  22   9   3   44   2   0   52   18  .370  .454  .525  .980   128   166   0   4   5   0   5  
 1956 35 KCA AL  105  322   50   95  16   4   6   52   2   2   63   25  .295  .410  .425  .836   117   137   0   6   2   4  13  
 1957 36 BRN NL   87  147   14   36   9   0   1   12   2   0   23   15  .245  .341  .327  .668    84    48   1   3   2   0   7  
 1958 37 LAN NL   53  106   13   26   4   0   2   13   3   0   18   17  .245  .352  .340  .692    91    36   0   1   0   0   3  
 1959 38 LAN NL   34   27    5    7   1   0   0    0   0   0    6    1  .259  .394  .296  .690    97     8   0   0   1   0   2  
 1960 39 NYA AL   60   64   14   19   5   0   0    4   0   0   20    2  .297  .466  .375  .841   121    24   0   2   0   2   2  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 19 Seasons     1901 4986  764 1444 231  82  57  571  66  18  896  340  .290  .397  .403  .800        2010   3  57  27  32 152
 Per 600 PA           501   77  145  23   8   6   57   7   2   90   34                                 202   0   6   3   3  15
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
   With KCA     1648 4618  715 1346 212  82  54  541  61  17  825  305  .291  .398  .408  .806        1884   2  51  23  30 138
   With LAN      174  280   32   69  14   0   3   25   5   0   47   33  .246  .350  .329  .679          92   1   4   3   0  12
   With NYA       60   64   14   19   5   0   0    4   0   0   20    2  .297  .466  .375  .841          24   0   2   0   2   2
   With BON       19   24    3   10   0   0   0    1   0   1    4    0  .417  .500  .417  .917          10   0   0   1   0   0
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 MLB Totals     1806 5029  768 1420 228  73  58  601 110  79  942  284  .282  .398  .391  .790        1968  65  17  12  38 111
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1940 19 BON NL   4    5   9.0  12   4   0  .333   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e11   146   
 1941 20 PHA AL   0   15  20.9  37  20   0  .541   0    1    1 1.000    0    0  .000  PH             263   
 1942 21 PHA AL  17    6   2.1  82  15   0  .183   0    3    1  .333    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e12  -171   
 1943 22 PHA AL  21   25   3.1  16   1   0  .062   7   27   13  .481    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e9    -28   
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945           [Did not play]
 1946 25 PHA AL  10   80   7.9  41  16   1  .390   6   37   23  .622    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e8     63   
 1947 26 PHA AL  20   78   7.3  20   8   0  .400   8   51   32  .627    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e9     53   
 1948 27 PHA AL  14   70   5.8  18   9   1  .500   6   48   39  .812    0    0  .000  OF   2(0)e6    -43   
 1949 28 PHA AL  38  104   6.2   0   0   0  .000   7   54   33  .611    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e8      3   
 1950 29 PHA AL  37   65   4.5   9   2   0  .222  13   47   37  .787    0    0  .000  OF   2(-1)e7   -94   
 1951 30 PHA AL  15   84   6.2  21   6   0  .286   5   41   27  .659    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e6    -48   
 1952 31 PHA AL  30   96   8.3  18   4   0  .222   8   40   20  .500    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e11    60   
 1953 32 PHA AL   9    9   3.3  50  10   0  .200   0    4    3  .750    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e7    -63   
 1954 33 PHA AL   6   34   5.1  19   4   0  .211   2   17    9  .529    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e10   33   
 1955 34 KCA AL  11   79  10.4  31  14   0  .452   1   27   19  .704    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e5    36   
 1956 35 KCA AL  12   58   6.4  12   5   0  .417   4   26   18  .692    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e14    47   
 1957 36 BRN NL   6   16   3.7  44  16   1  .364   2   11    8  .727    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e7   -125   
 1958 37 LAN NL   5   14   4.5  25   4   0  .160   1    8    4  .500    0    0  .000  OF   4(0)e7     53   
 1959 38 LAN NL  21    3   3.8  27   7   0  .259   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  PH             -26   
 1960 39 NYA AL   1   13   7.5  34  10   0  .294   2    2    0  .000    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e10  124   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 19 Seasons          864   6.2 516 155   3  .300  72  444  287  .646    0    0  .000                   0   0
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 26.1 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 18.5 (Likely HOFer ~ 100)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO     A     E   DP    FP    GS    Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
 1940 19 BON NL  LF     8     8     0    0    0  1.000     3    36.1   1.98
 1941 20 PHA AL  LF     1     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     3.0   3.00
 1942 21 PHA AL  RF    22    16     1    0    1  1.000     1    49.0   3.12
                 CF     5     7     0    0    0  1.000     0    11.0   5.73
                 LF     5     0     0    0    0   .000     0     8.0   0.00
 1943 22 PHA AL  LF    67   128     4    6    0   .957    64   554.2   2.14
                 RF    11    11     0    1    0   .917     1    35.2   2.78
                 CF     2     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     2.0   4.50
                 2B     1     1     1    0    1  1.000     0     1.0  18.00
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945           [Did not play]
 1946 25 PHA AL  RF    99   140     7    6    0   .961    82   761.2   1.74
                 LF     8     8     1    0    0  1.000     1    21.0   3.86
                 C      1     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     1.0   9.00
 1947 26 PHA AL  RF   100   210     3    8    0   .964    93   823.1   2.33
                 LF    19    23     1    0    0  1.000     4    68.0   3.18
                 CF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
 1948 27 PHA AL  RF   115   211     7    6    3   .973   109   969.0   2.02
                 LF     7     5     0    0    0  1.000     2    34.0   1.32
 1949 28 PHA AL  RF   154   286    17    7    3   .977   154  1338.2   2.04
                 LF    10    15     0    0    0  1.000     0    48.0   2.81
 1950 29 PHA AL  RF   137   274    11   13    3   .956   135  1198.2   2.14
                 LF     5     3     0    0    0  1.000     0    11.0   2.45
 1951 30 PHA AL  RF   114   199     5    4    0   .981   110   895.2   2.05
                 LF    32    34     0    1    0   .971     6   134.1   2.28
                 CF     3     2     0    0    0  1.000     0     4.0   4.50
 1952 31 PHA AL  LF    66   122     6    5    0   .962    59   511.0   2.25
                 RF    65    95     4    3    0   .971    53   458.0   1.95
                 CF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
 1953 32 PHA AL  LF    18    29     1    0    0  1.000    11   121.1   2.23
                 CF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     2.1   0.00
 1954 33 PHA AL  RF    64    90     0    0    0  1.000    54   465.1   1.74
                 LF    16    13     0    2    0   .867     0    61.0   1.92
                 SS     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
 1955 34 KCA AL  LF    44    80     2    1    1   .988    38   362.1   2.04
                 RF    41    58     2    0    2  1.000    32   306.1   1.76
                 CF     1     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     2.0   4.50
 1956 35 KCA AL  RF    92   146     2    4    0   .974    87   717.2   1.86
                 CF     5     2     0    0    0  1.000     0    11.2   1.54
 1957 36 BRN NL  LF    26    49     0    2    0   .961    24   203.0   2.17
                 RF     5     9     2    0    0  1.000     5    42.0   2.36
                 CF     2     0     0    0    0   .000     0     2.0   0.00
 1958 37 LAN NL  LF    21    30     3    0    0  1.000    21   171.0   1.74
                 RF     2     4     0    0    0  1.000     1    12.0   3.00
                 CF     3     2     1    1    0   .750     1    11.0   2.45
 1959           [Did not play]
 1960 39 NYA AL  RF    17     8     0    2    0   .800     8    76.2   0.94
                 LF    11     2     0    0    0  1.000     0    14.0   1.29
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
                               CAREER TOTALS BY POSITION
                 RF  1038  1757    61   54   12   .971   925  8149.2   2.01
                 LF   364   550    18   17    1   .971   233  2362.0   2.16
                 CF    24    15     1    1    0   .941     1    48.0   3.00
                 SS     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
                 2B     1     1     1    0    1  1.000     0     1.0  18.00
                 C      1     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     1.0   9.00
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1940  BON   78-76   Thomas Treece
 1941  PHA   86-68   David Dick
 1942  PHA   58-96   David Dick
 1943  PHA   51-103  Drew Kennedy
 1946  PHA   48-106  Drew Kennedy
 1947  PHA   80-74   Drew Kennedy
 1948  PHA   64-90   Drew Kennedy
 1949  PHA   84-70   Drew Kennedy
 1950  PHA   67-87   Drew Kennedy
 1951  PHA   84-70   Drew Kennedy
 1952  PHA   70-84   Drew Kennedy
 1953  PHA   74-80   Drew Kennedy
 1954  PHA   59-95   Drew Kennedy
 1955  KCA   68-86   Drew Kennedy
 1956  KCA   81-73   Drew Kennedy
 1957  BRN   68-86   Robert Rescigno
 1958  LAN   81-73   Robert Rescigno
 1959  LAN   88-66   Robert Rescigno
 1960  NYA   81-73   Billy Vanson

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