Joe Cronin Stats

Joe Cronin was born on Friday, October 12, 1906, in San Francisco, California. Cronin was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 29, 1926, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Cronin baseball stats page.

"Nature gave me a good start, but it has taken a lot of hard work and a willingness to listen to advice to enable me to make the grade in the American League." - Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball (Mark Armour, University of Nebraska Press, 04/01/2010, Page 42)
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#200)
Joe Cronin Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#200)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Edward Cronin
Nickname:
Mr. Clutch
Born On:
10-12-1906  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-07-1984 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Osterville, Massachusetts
Cemetery:
St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville, Massachusetts Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-29-1926 (Age 19)
Last Game:
04-19-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1926 20 Pirates 38 83 9 22 2 2 0 0 11 6 - 15 3 - 0 - .265 .315 .337
1927 21 Pirates 12 22 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 2 - 3 0 - 0 - .227 .292 .273
1928 22 Senators 63 227 23 55 10 4 0 0 25 22 - 27 10 - 0 - .242 .309 .322
1929 23 Senators 145 494 72 139 29 8 8 0 61 85 - 37 21 - 1 - .281 .388 .421
1930 24 Senators 154 587 127 203 41 9 13 0 126 72 - 36 22 - 5 - .346 .422 .513
1931 25 Senators 156 611 103 187 44 13 12 0 126 81 - 52 4 - 4 - .306 .391 .480
1932 26 Senators 143 557 95 177 43 18 6 0 116 66 - 45 3 - 3 - .318 .393 .492
1933 27 Senators 152 602 89 186 45 11 5 0 118 87 - 49 5 - 2 - .309 .398 .445
1934 28 Senators 127 504 68 143 30 9 7 0 101 53 - 28 9 - 1 - .284 .353 .421
1935 29 Red Sox 144 556 70 164 37 14 9 1 95 63 - 40 8 - 3 - .295 .370 .460
1936 30 Red Sox 81 295 36 83 22 4 2 0 43 32 - 21 6 - 1 - .281 .354 .403
1937 31 Red Sox 148 570 102 175 40 4 18 0 110 84 - 73 11 - 6 - .307 .402 .486
1938 32 Red Sox 143 530 98 172 51 5 17 1 94 91 - 60 11 - 5 - .325 .428 .536
1939 33 Red Sox 143 520 97 160 33 3 19 0 107 87 - 48 20 - 0 18 .308 .407 .492
1940 34 Red Sox 149 548 104 156 35 6 24 0 111 83 - 65 13 - 1 6 .285 .380 .502
1941 35 Red Sox 143 518 98 161 38 8 16 2 95 82 - 55 14 - 1 20 .311 .406 .508
1942 36 Red Sox 45 79 7 24 3 0 4 0 24 15 - 21 1 - 0 3 .304 .415 .494
1943 37 Red Sox 59 77 8 24 4 0 5 0 29 11 - 4 0 - 0 3 .312 .398 .558
1944 38 Red Sox 76 191 24 46 7 0 5 0 28 34 - 19 5 - 1 7 .241 .358 .356
1945 39 Red Sox 3 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 2 0 - 0 0 .375 .545 .375
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,124 7,579 1,233 2,285 515 118 170 4 1,424 1,059 - 700 166 - 34 57 .301 .390 .468
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1926 Pirates 2B 27 22 492 131 4.9 128 54 74 3 18 n/a n/a n/a .977 7.02
1926 Pirates SS 7 0 - 9 1.3 9 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1927 Pirates 1B 1 1 24 8 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1927 Pirates 2B 7 0 48 5 0.7 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1927 Pirates SS 4 3 57 13 3.3 9 2 7 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .692 4.26
1928 Senators SS 63 62 1,635 339 5.4 323 133 190 16 42 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.33
1929 Senators 2B 1 0 - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1929 Senators SS 143 143 3,708 806 5.6 744 285 459 62 92 n/a n/a n/a .923 5.42
1930 Senators SS 154 154 441 880 5.7 845 336 509 35 95 n/a n/a n/a .960 51.73
1931 Senators SS 155 155 4,563 854 5.5 811 323 488 43 94 n/a n/a n/a .950 4.80
1932 Senators SS 141 141 3,651 786 5.6 754 306 448 32 95 n/a n/a n/a .959 5.58
1933 Senators SS 152 152 3,900 859 5.7 825 297 528 34 95 n/a n/a n/a .960 5.71
1934 Senators SS 127 127 3,321 770 6.1 732 246 486 38 86 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.95
1935 Red Sox 1B 2 2 39 17 8.5 17 13 4 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.77
1935 Red Sox SS 139 139 3,705 732 5.3 695 264 431 37 86 n/a n/a n/a .949 5.06
1936 Red Sox 3B 21 21 495 59 2.8 56 18 38 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 3.05
1936 Red Sox SS 60 58 1,467 329 5.5 306 115 191 23 34 n/a n/a n/a .930 5.63
1937 Red Sox SS 148 148 3,798 745 5.0 714 300 414 31 89 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.08
1938 Red Sox SS 142 142 3,498 789 5.6 753 304 449 36 110 n/a n/a n/a .954 5.81
1939 Red Sox SS 142 142 3,552 775 5.5 743 306 437 32 93 n/a n/a n/a .959 5.65
1940 Red Sox 3B 2 2 27 3 1.5 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1940 Red Sox SS 146 146 3,612 733 5.0 695 252 443 38 89 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.20
1941 Red Sox 3B 22 22 516 63 2.9 60 22 38 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .952 3.14
1941 Red Sox LF 1 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1941 Red Sox SS 119 118 2,235 573 4.8 549 225 324 24 64 n/a n/a n/a .958 6.63
1942 Red Sox 1B 5 4 78 41 8.2 40 37 3 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 13.85
1942 Red Sox 3B 11 11 75 37 3.4 32 9 23 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .865 11.52
1942 Red Sox SS 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1943 Red Sox 3B 10 9 207 31 3.1 30 12 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.91
1944 Red Sox 1B 49 49 1,191 464 9.5 455 428 27 9 39 n/a n/a n/a .981 10.31
1945 Red Sox 3B 3 3 48 10 3.3 10 2 8 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 1,843 1,831 43,167 9,995 5.4 9,510 3,696 5,814 485 1,165 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.95
3B Totals 69 68 1,368 203 2.9 191 64 127 12 13 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.77
1B Totals 57 56 1,332 530 9.3 520 485 35 10 45 n/a n/a n/a .981 10.54
2B Totals 35 22 540 137 3.9 134 58 76 3 18 n/a n/a n/a .978 6.70
LF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
20 Years 2,005 1,977 46,407 10,865 5.4 10,355 4,303 6,052 510 1,241 n/a n/a n/a .953 6.02
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1926 Pirates 0 - - 0 4 n/a 0.0 5.5 7.5 - - -
1927 Pirates 0 - - 2 0 n/a 0.0 7.3 7.3 - - -
1928 Senators 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.4 9.1 - - -
1929 Senators 5 9 .357 1 0 n/a 61.8 13.4 8.1 - - -
1930 Senators 17 10 .630 0 0 n/a 45.2 16.3 4.7 - - -
1931 Senators 10 9 .526 1 0 n/a 50.9 11.8 4.8 - - -
1932 Senators 7 5 .583 1 1 n/a 92.8 12.4 4.8 - - -
1933 Senators 5 4 .556 0 0 n/a 120.4 12.3 5.1 - - -
1934 Senators 8 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 72.0 18.0 5.0 - - -
1935 Red Sox 3 3 .500 3 0 n/a 61.8 13.9 5.9 - - -
1936 Red Sox 1 3 .250 2 0 n/a 147.5 14.0 6.9 - - -
1937 Red Sox 5 3 .625 0 0 n/a 31.7 7.8 5.2 - - -
1938 Red Sox 7 5 .583 1 0 n/a 31.2 8.8 5.6 - - -
1939 Red Sox 6 6 .500 1 0 n/a 27.4 10.8 4.9 - - -
1940 Red Sox 7 5 .583 1 0 n/a 22.8 8.4 4.9 - - -
1941 Red Sox 1 4 .200 2 0 n/a 32.4 9.4 5.5 - - -
1942 Red Sox 0 1 .000 28 0 n/a 19.8 3.8 3.3 - - -
1943 Red Sox 0 0 .000 49 0 n/a 15.4 19.3 2.7 - - -
1944 Red Sox 1 4 .200 27 0 n/a 38.2 10.1 6.8 - - -
1945 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 8.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 87 71 .551 119 5 n/a 44.6 10.8 5.3 - - -
Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1926 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a $2,800.00 n/a -
1927 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a $3,500.00 n/a -
1928 Washington Senators n/a $3,828.00 n/a -
1929 Washington Senators n/a $4,000.00 n/a -
1930 Washington Senators n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1931 Washington Senators 4 $10,000.00 n/a -
1932 Washington Senators 4 $12,000.00 n/a -
1933 Washington Senators 4 $18,000.00 Stats Stats
1934 Washington Senators 4 $22,000.00 Stats -
1935 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 Stats -
1936 Boston Red Sox 6 $27,000.00 - -
1937 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 Stats -
1938 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 Stats -
1939 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 Stats -
1940 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 - -
1941 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 Stats -
1942 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 - -
1943 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 - -
1944 Boston Red Sox 4 $27,000.00 - -
1945 Boston Red Sox 4 $25,000.00 n/a -


Joseph Edward Cronin was a Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1927), Washington Senators (1928-1934), and Boston Red Sox (1935-1945). Joe was a player-manager for thirteen seasons, a general manager, the President of the American League for fourteen years, and in 1956, Cronin was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame alongside Hank Greenberg .
Joe Cronin Hall of Fame Plaque
Joe Cronin | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1956 ( HOF )

Did you know that the Joe Cronin obituary in The New York Times (Robert Thomas, Jr., JOE CRONIN, AN EX-EXECUTIVE AND STAR PLAYER IN BASEBALL , 1984) included this incredible quote, "Cronin was known as one of the great clutch-hitters of his time. 'With a man on third and one out,' the famed manager Connie Mack once said, 'I'd rather have Cronin hitting for me than anybody I've ever seen, and that includes ( Ty ) Cobb , ( Al ) Simmons and the rest of them.'"?

Did you know that Joe Cronin hit for the cycle on September 2, 1929 , in a Washington Senators uniform, then again on August 2, 1940 , in a Boston Red Sox uniform, and became the first player to hit a cycle for two different American League teams ? [ Cycle Records ]

Did you know that Joe Cronin set - and still holds - the American League record for most pinch hit home runs in a season (5 in 1943 )? Did you know that same year he also drove in 25 runs while pinch hitting, another entry in the Pinch Hitting Record book?

Did you know that Joe Cronin hit one of those pinch hit home runs in Game 1 of a doubleheader on June 17, 1943, then hit another pinch hit home run in Game 1 , becoming the first player in Major League history to hit a pinch hit homer in both ends of a doubleheader ? Do you know who matched that feat in 1973? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Joe Cronin was a seven-time All-Star - twice for the Washington Senators ( 1933 , 1934 ) and five times for the Boston Red Sox ( 1935 , 1937 , 1938 , 1939 , 1941 ) - who became, in 1935 , the first American League player to appear at a Midsummer Classic with two different teams ( Senators / Red Sox )?

Did you know that Joe Cronin had 203 hits in 1930 , the first and only Washington Senators (1901-1960) right-handed hitter with a 200-hit season? After the franchise relocated in 1961, becoming the modern day Minnesota Twins , the team record was broken by Cesar Tovar (204 hits in 1971 ), then Kirby Puckett (223 hits in 1986 / 234 hits in 1988 ).

Did you know that baseball historian Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Abstract , Free Press Publishing, June 13, 2003, Page 587) ranked Joe Cronin as the eighth greatest shortstop in Major League Baseball history Those in front of Cronin were: 7. Ozzie Smith , 6. Barry Larkin , 5. Ernie Banks , 4. Robin Yount , 3. Cal Ripken, Jr. , 2. Arky Vaughan , 1. Honus Wagner .

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