Ken Mathews
Hall of Fame Inductee
Retired
Ken Mathews
Birthdate:
July 10, 1921 (67 y, 6 m, 12 d)
Position:
2B
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/208
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
None
Current Status
MLB Service Time None
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro None
Roster Status Unknown
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence High
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Fair
Local Fair
Current Contract
Additional Info
No-Trade No

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
MAN - SBC
1963 41 31 33 25 6 0 0 3 7 4 6 10 0 0 0.240 0.375 0.975 0.2308 0.410 152 0.30
NTH - SBC
1962 40 126 559 465 104 15 1 23 66 61 93 161 1 1 0.224 0.352 0.761 0.2872 0.344 109 0.21
NTH - SBC
1961 39 124 549 469 109 19 0 28 78 75 76 160 0 1 0.232 0.342 0.795 0.2872 0.355 117 1.82
Newtown - SBC
NEW - SBC
1960 38 105 326 275 60 13 1 17 56 40 48 88 0 0 0.218 0.332 0.791 0.2500 0.347 112 0.55
STH - SBC
1959 37 109 326 269 59 10 0 7 35 39 55 91 0 1 0.219 0.356 0.690 0.3041 0.324 93 -0.21
STH - SBC
1958 36 113 455 391 96 27 0 21 74 65 58 107 0 0 0.246 0.343 0.819 0.2809 0.363 122 2.26
STH - SBC
1957 35 113 471 404 127 29 1 28 92 84 61 106 0 1 0.314 0.403 1.002 0.3613 0.434 170 5.86
STH - SBC
1956 34 127 541 458 137 24 1 40 109 102 73 106 0 2 0.299 0.394 1.012 0.3041 0.434 169 6.84
EAS - SBC
1955 33 120 547 468 149 29 0 36 92 100 75 119 1 2 0.318 0.415 1.026 0.3599 0.443 166 6.41
EAS - SBC
1954 32 95 427 361 98 22 0 23 68 68 64 100 0 1 0.272 0.382 0.905 0.3138 0.389 131 3.10
EAS - SBC
1953 31 116 537 443 136 25 0 36 112 91 87 99 3 1 0.307 0.417 1.024 0.3185 0.436 163 6.81
EAS - SBC
1952 30 126 574 471 137 21 1 39 100 88 91 127 3 1 0.291 0.404 0.992 0.3131 0.419 153 6.21
EAS - SBC
1951 29 126 565 479 140 32 0 33 79 86 84 103 1 0 0.292 0.398 0.964 0.3110 0.415 156 6.86
EAS - SBC
1950 28 126 580 493 145 34 1 36 90 105 80 110 2 2 0.294 0.396 0.982 0.3123 0.417 162 6.55
North Sydney (2 yrs)
NTH (2 yrs)
250 1108 934 213 34 1 51 144 136 169 321 1 2 0.228 0.348 0.778 0.2872 0.349 113 2.02
EAS (6 yrs)
709 3230 2715 805 163 2 203 541 538 481 658 10 7 0.297 0.403 0.985 0.3214 0.421 156 35.94
Newtown (1 yrs)
NEW (1 yrs)
105 326 275 60 13 1 17 56 40 48 88 0 0 0.218 0.332 0.791 0.2500 0.347 112 0.55
South Sydney (4 yrs)
STH (4 yrs)
462 1793 1522 419 90 2 96 310 290 247 410 0 4 0.275 0.377 0.903 0.3133 0.396 144 14.75
MAN (1 yrs)
31 33 25 6 0 0 3 7 4 6 10 0 0 0.240 0.375 0.975 0.2308 0.410 152 0.30
Total - SBC
SBC
1557 6490 5471 1503 300 6 370 1058 1008 951 1487 11 13 0.275 0.382 0.917 0.3102 0.398 143 53.56

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1963 41 19 90 75 15 5 0 2 8 11 14 28 0 0 0.200 0.333 0.680 0.2889 0.317 74 -0.16
Total - AAA
AAA
19 90 75 15 5 0 2 8 11 14 28 0 0 0.200 0.333 0.680 0.2889 0.317 74 -0.16

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
MAN - SBC
1963 1B 5 10.0 12 0 0 1.000 10.800 1.095 0.11
NTH - SBC
1962 1B 126 1089.1 1106 62 10 0.992 9.650 0.898 -14.22
NTH - SBC
1961 1B 124 1111.0 1129 77 11 0.991 9.770 0.990 -2.54
Newtown - SBC
NEW - SBC
1960 1B 67 574.1 635 34 5 0.993 10.484 0.968 -2.05
Newtown - SBC
NEW - SBC
1960 3B 1 2.0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.527 -0.53
STH - SBC
1959 2B 72 578.2 136 192 6 0.982 5.101 0.903 -11.69
STH - SBC
1959 SS 1 0.1 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
STH - SBC
1959 CF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
STH - SBC
1958 2B 102 891.0 171 296 14 0.971 4.717 0.958 -8.11
STH - SBC
1957 2B 107 864.2 188 307 8 0.984 5.152 1.007 1.07
STH - SBC
1957 SS 4 7.1 0 2 0 1.000 2.455 1.018 0.02
STH - SBC
1956 2B 124 1041.2 208 384 11 0.982 5.115 1.014 2.94
STH - SBC
1956 SS 4 11.0 3 6 0 1.000 7.364 1.020 0.04
EAS - SBC
1955 2B 1 1.0 0 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.050 0.03
EAS - SBC
1955 SS 120 1043.0 193 378 17 0.971 4.927 0.987 -2.35
EAS - SBC
1954 2B 84 713.0 187 279 6 0.987 5.882 1.012 1.50
EAS - SBC
1954 SS 19 119.0 23 43 1 0.985 4.992 0.998 -0.05
EAS - SBC
1953 2B 111 995.2 253 346 14 0.977 5.415 1.041 7.71
EAS - SBC
1953 SS 4 38.0 3 12 0 1.000 3.553 1.033 0.22
EAS - SBC
1952 2B 33 185.1 53 64 3 0.975 5.682 1.023 0.82
EAS - SBC
1952 SS 109 931.1 185 352 19 0.966 5.189 1.007 1.89
EAS - SBC
1951 2B 126 1117.1 266 374 15 0.977 5.155 1.045 9.70
EAS - SBC
1951 SS 2 5.0 0 1 0 1.000 1.800 1.032 0.02
EAS - SBC
1950 2B 126 1109.2 243 357 15 0.976 4.866 1.005 1.13
EAS - SBC
1950 SS 13 30.2 4 13 0 1.000 4.989 1.027 0.19
Total 1B 322 2784.2 2882 173 26 -18.68
Total 2B 886 7498.0 1705 2600 92 5.08
Total 3B 1 2.0 0 0 1 -0.53
Total SS 276 2185.2 411 807 37 -0.01
Total CF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.00

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1963 1B 19 164.2 127 5 2 0.985 7.215 0.898 -1.62
Total 1B 19 164.2 127 5 2 -1.62
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1962 North Sydney (SBC)
1961 North Sydney (SBC)
1958 South Sydney (SBC)
1957 South Sydney (SBC)
1956 South Sydney (SBC)
1955 East Sydney (SBC)
1954 East Sydney (SBC)
1953 East Sydney (SBC)
League Champ 1962 North Sydney (SBC)
1961 Newtown (SBC)
Batter of the Month Nov 1956 South Sydney (SBC)
Dec 1953 East Sydney (SBC)
Player of the Week Oct 15, 1956 South Sydney (SBC)
Mar 12, 1956 East Sydney (SBC)
Jan 16, 1956 East Sydney (SBC)
Dec 3, 1951 East Sydney (SBC)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink19
Grey Ink131
Similar Players (2B)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1950 SBC 126 5
1951 SBC 126 1
1952 SBC 126 4
1962 SBC 126 1
Year Lg PA Rank
1950 SBC 580 2
1951 SBC 565 8
1952 SBC 574 8
1962 SBC 559 10
Year Lg AB Rank
1950 SBC 493 9
Year Lg Hits Rank
1950 SBC 145 10
Year Lg K Rank
1950 SBC 110 6
1951 SBC 103 6
1952 SBC 127 1
1955 SBC 119 4
1956 SBC 106 9
1957 SBC 106 9
1958 SBC 107 10
1961 SBC 160 1
1962 SBC 161 1
Year Lg TB Rank
1950 SBC 289 2
1951 SBC 271 4
1952 SBC 277 3
1953 SBC 269 5
1955 SBC 286 3
1956 SBC 283 4
1957 SBC 242 6
Year Lg 2B Rank
1950 SBC 34 1
1951 SBC 32 6
1957 SBC 29 6
Year Lg HR Rank
1950 SBC 36 4
1951 SBC 33 4
1952 SBC 39 2
1953 SBC 36 1
1955 SBC 36 1
1956 SBC 40 1
1957 SBC 28 6
1961 SBC 28 5
Year Lg RBI Rank
1950 SBC 90 8
1952 SBC 100 5
1953 SBC 112 3
1955 SBC 92 10
1956 SBC 109 4
1957 SBC 92 6
1961 SBC 78 10
Year Lg R Rank
1950 SBC 105 1
1951 SBC 86 9
1952 SBC 88 7
1955 SBC 100 6
1956 SBC 102 2
1957 SBC 84 6
Year Lg BB Rank
1950 SBC 80 5
1951 SBC 84 5
1952 SBC 91 4
1953 SBC 87 8
1956 SBC 73 8
1961 SBC 76 8
1962 SBC 93 2
Year Lg IBB Rank
1954 SBC 10 6
Year Lg SF Rank
1952 SBC 8 1
1953 SBC 6 8
1956 SBC 7 2
1957 SBC 4 9
Year Lg XBH Rank
1950 SBC 71 1
1951 SBC 65 3
1952 SBC 61 4
1953 SBC 61 4
1955 SBC 65 2
1956 SBC 65 2
1957 SBC 58 6
Year Lg Avg Rank
1957 SBC 0.314 10
Year Lg OBP Rank
1950 SBC 0.396 10
1951 SBC 0.398 9
1952 SBC 0.404 7
1957 SBC 0.403 9
Year Lg SLG Rank
1950 SBC 0.586 5
1951 SBC 0.566 6
1952 SBC 0.588 3
1953 SBC 0.607 2
1955 SBC 0.611 6
1956 SBC 0.618 6
1957 SBC 0.599 4
Year Lg ISO Rank
1950 SBC 0.292 4
1951 SBC 0.274 4
1952 SBC 0.297 3
1953 SBC 0.300 2
1954 SBC 0.252 10
1955 SBC 0.293 3
1956 SBC 0.319 2
1957 SBC 0.285 4
1961 SBC 0.220 10
Year Lg OPS Rank
1950 SBC 0.982 6
1951 SBC 0.964 8
1952 SBC 0.992 5
1953 SBC 1.024 3
1955 SBC 1.026 7
1956 SBC 1.012 7
1957 SBC 1.002 4
Year Lg G Rank
1950 SBC 126 5
1951 SBC 126 1
1952 SBC 126 5
1962 SBC 126 1
Year Lg WAR Rank
1950 SBC 6.5 3
1951 SBC 6.9 3
1952 SBC 6.2 3
1953 SBC 6.8 4
1955 SBC 6.4 4
1956 SBC 6.8 2
1957 SBC 5.9 5