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Full Name: Joseph Edward Cronin Primary Position: SS
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/180 First Game: April 29, 1926
Birthdate: October 12, 1906 Final Game: April 19, 1945
Birthplace: San Francisco, California MLB Experience: 20 years
Died: September 7, 1984
Deathplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956


Biography

Joe Cronin (Joseph Edward Cronin) was born on October 12, 1906 in San Francisco, California. He made his Major League debut on April 29, 1926 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1928, his rookie year, he hit .242 with 0 home runs and 25 RBI. Cronin played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 20 year career.

Most people believe that Joe Cronin's best season was 1930, when he hit for a .346 average and knocked in 126 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1926 PIT N 38 83 9 22 0 11 .265 .315 .337 2 2 6 15 0 3 0 0 0
1927 PIT N 12 22 2 5 0 3 .227 .292 .273 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
1928 WAS A 63 227 23 55 0 25 .242 .309 .322 10 4 22 27 0 10 4 0 0
1929 WAS A 145 494 72 139 8 61 .281 .388 .421 29 8 85 37 1 21 5 0 0
1930 WAS A 154 587 127 203 13 126 .346 .422 .513 41 9 72 36 5 22 17 0 0
1931 WAS A 156 611 103 187 12 126 .306 .391 .480 44 13 81 52 4 4 10 0 0
1932 WAS A 143 557 95 177 6 116 .318 .393 .492 43 18 66 45 3 3 7 0 0
1933 WAS A 152 602 89 186 5 118 .309 .398 .445 45 11 87 49 2 5 5 0 0
1934 WAS A 127 504 68 143 7 101 .284 .353 .421 30 9 53 28 1 9 8 0 0
1935 BOS A 144 556 70 164 9 95 .295 .370 .460 37 14 63 40 3 8 3 0 0
1936 BOS A 81 295 36 83 2 43 .281 .354 .403 22 4 32 21 1 6 1 0 0
1937 BOS A 148 570 102 175 18 110 .307 .402 .486 40 4 84 73 6 11 5 0 0
1938 BOS A 143 530 98 172 17 94 .325 .428 .536 51 5 91 60 5 11 7 0 0
1939 BOS A 143 520 97 160 19 107 .308 .407 .492 33 3 87 48 0 20 6 0 18
1940 BOS A 149 548 104 156 24 111 .285 .380 .502 35 6 83 65 1 13 7 0 6
1941 BOS A 143 518 98 161 16 95 .311 .406 .508 38 8 82 55 1 14 1 0 20
1942 BOS A 45 79 7 24 4 24 .304 .415 .494 3 0 15 21 0 1 0 0 3
1943 BOS A 59 77 8 24 5 29 .312 .398 .558 4 0 11 4 0 0 0 0 3
1944 BOS A 76 191 24 46 5 28 .241 .358 .356 7 0 34 19 1 5 1 0 7
1945 BOS A 3 8 1 3 0 1 .375 .545 .375 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 50 105 11 27 0 14 .257 .310 .324 3 2 8 18 0 3 0 0 0
Total AL 2074 7474 1222 2258 170 1410 .302 .391 .470 512 116 1051 682 34 163 87 0 57
Total 2124 7579 1233 2285 170 1424 .301 .390 .468 515 118 1059 700 34 166 87 0 57

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1926 PIT N 2B 27 0 0 54 74 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1926 PIT N SS 7 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1927 PIT N 2B 7 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1927 PIT N SS 4 0 0 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .692
1927 PIT N 1B 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1928 WAS A SS 63 0 0 133 190 16 42 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1929 WAS A SS 143 0 0 285 459 62 92 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1929 WAS A 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1930 WAS A SS 154 0 0 336 509 35 95 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1931 WAS A SS 155 0 0 323 488 43 94 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1932 WAS A SS 141 0 0 306 448 32 95 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1933 WAS A SS 152 0 0 297 528 34 95 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1934 WAS A SS 127 0 0 246 486 38 86 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1935 BOS A 1B 2 0 0 13 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1935 BOS A SS 139 0 0 264 431 37 86 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1936 BOS A SS 60 0 0 115 191 23 34 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1936 BOS A 3B 21 0 0 18 38 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1937 BOS A SS 148 0 0 300 414 31 89 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1938 BOS A SS 142 0 0 304 449 36 110 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1939 BOS A SS 142 0 0 306 437 32 93 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1940 BOS A SS 146 0 0 252 443 38 89 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1940 BOS A 3B 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1941 BOS A 3B 22 0 0 22 38 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1941 BOS A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1941 BOS A SS 119 0 0 225 324 24 64 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1942 BOS A 1B 5 0 0 37 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1942 BOS A SS 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 BOS A 3B 11 0 0 9 23 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .865
1943 BOS A 3B 10 0 0 12 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1944 BOS A 1B 49 0 0 428 27 9 39 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1945 BOS A 3B 3 0 0 2 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 57 0 0 485 35 10 45 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 35 0 0 58 76 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total SS 1843 0 0 3696 5814 485 1165 0 0 0 0 0 .951
Total 3B 69 0 0 64 127 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 .941

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Pittsburgh Pirates (1925).
  • Sold by Pittsburgh Pirates to Kansas City (American Association) (April 1, 1928).
  • Sold by Kansas City (American Association) to Washington Senators for $7500 (July, 1928).
  • Traded by Washington Senators to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Lyn Lary and $225000 (October 26, 1934).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (June 6, 1946).

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