Rabbit Maranville Stats

Rabbit Maranville was born on Wednesday, November 11, 1891, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Maranville was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1912, with the Boston Braves. 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 Rabbit Maranville baseball stats page.

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"After the Braves ' 1914 World Series victory, ( George ) Stallings said Maranville was 'the greatest player to come to the majors since Ty Cobb .' Though that statement proved to be a bit much, Rabbit was one of the game's most highly regarded players in his era... Make no mistake, Rabbit was one of the greatest defensive infielders of all time." - Author Gary Caruso in Braves Encyclopedia (Temple University Press, 10/25/1995, Maranville, Rabbit , Page 208)

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Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Nickname:
Rabbit
Born On:
11-11-1891  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-05-1954 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
New York, New York
Cemetery:
St. Michael Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts
High School:
Technical High School (Springfield, MA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
155
First Game:
09-10-1912 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-29-1935
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Rabbit Maranville Pitching Stats

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Rabbit Maranville Hitting Stats

1912 21 Braves 26 86 8 18 2 0 0 0 8 9 - 14 5 - 1 - .209 .292 .233
1913 22 Braves 143 571 68 141 13 8 2 0 48 68 - 62 17 - 3 - .247 .330 .308
1914 23 Braves 156 586 74 144 23 6 4 2 78 45 - 56 27 - 6 - .246 .306 .326
1915 24 Braves 149 509 51 124 23 6 2 0 43 45 - 65 23 - 2 - .244 .308 .324
1916 25 Braves 155 604 79 142 16 13 4 0 38 50 - 69 24 - 2 - .235 .296 .325
1917 26 Braves 142 561 69 146 19 13 3 0 43 40 - 47 10 - 2 - .260 .312 .357
1918 27 Braves 11 38 3 12 0 1 0 0 3 4 - 0 0 - 0 - .316 .381 .368
1919 28 Braves 131 480 44 128 18 10 5 0 43 36 - 23 12 - 1 - .267 .319 .377
1920 29 Braves 134 493 48 131 19 15 1 0 43 28 - 24 13 - 0 - .266 .305 .371
1921 30 Pirates 153 612 90 180 25 12 1 0 70 47 - 38 23 - 3 - .294 .347 .379
1922 31 Pirates 155 672 115 198 26 15 0 0 63 61 1 43 12 - 2 - .295 .355 .378
1923 32 Pirates 141 581 78 161 19 9 1 0 41 42 0 34 9 - 1 - .277 .327 .346
1924 33 Pirates 152 594 62 158 33 20 2 0 71 35 0 53 11 - 0 5 .266 .307 .399
1925 34 Cubs 75 266 37 62 10 3 0 0 23 29 1 20 10 - 0 6 .233 .308 .293
1926 35 Robins 78 234 32 55 8 5 0 0 24 26 0 24 6 - 0 6 .235 .312 .312
1927 36 Cardinals 9 29 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 - 0 16 .241 .290 .276
1928 37 Cardinals 112 366 40 88 14 10 1 0 34 36 1 27 9 - 1 9 .240 .310 .342
1929 38 Braves 146 560 87 159 26 10 0 0 55 47 1 33 23 - 4 7 .284 .344 .366
1930 39 Braves 142 558 85 157 26 8 2 0 43 48 0 23 17 - 5 8 .281 .344 .367
1931 40 Braves 145 562 69 146 22 5 0 0 33 56 0 34 16 - 2 6 .260 .329 .317
1932 41 Braves 149 571 67 134 20 4 0 0 37 46 0 28 15 - 3 6 .235 .295 .284
1933 42 Braves 143 478 46 104 15 4 0 0 38 36 0 34 17 - 1 17 .218 .274 .266
1935 44 Braves 23 67 3 10 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 3 1 - 0 4 .149 .186 .179
23 Years 2,670 10,078 1,255 2,605 380 177 28 2 884 839 4 756 300 - 39 90 .258 .318 .340

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Rabbit Maranville Fielding Stats

1912 Braves SS 26 26 652 154 5.9 143 46 97 11 11 n/a n/a n/a .929 5.92
1913 Braves SS 143 143 3,786 835 5.8 792 317 475 43 49 n/a n/a n/a .949 5.65
1914 Braves SS 156 156 4,140 1,046 6.7 981 407 574 65 92 n/a n/a n/a .938 6.40
1915 Braves SS 149 149 3,921 932 6.3 877 391 486 55 63 n/a n/a n/a .941 6.04
1916 Braves SS 155 155 453 951 6.1 901 386 515 50 79 n/a n/a n/a .947 53.70
1917 Braves SS 142 142 3,777 861 6.1 815 341 474 46 67 n/a n/a n/a .947 5.83
1918 Braves SS 11 11 285 73 6.6 68 34 34 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .932 6.44
1919 Braves SS 131 131 3,429 902 6.9 849 361 488 53 79 n/a n/a n/a .941 6.69
1920 Braves SS 133 131 3,393 861 6.5 816 354 462 45 62 n/a n/a n/a .948 6.49
1921 Pirates SS 153 153 450 888 5.8 854 325 529 34 72 n/a n/a n/a .962 51.24
1922 Pirates 2B 18 17 459 122 6.8 119 60 59 3 11 n/a n/a n/a .975 7.00
1922 Pirates SS 138 138 3,669 845 6.1 812 359 453 33 81 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.98
1923 Pirates SS 141 141 423 867 6.1 837 332 505 30 94 n/a n/a n/a .965 53.43
1924 Pirates 2B 152 152 447 959 6.3 933 365 568 26 109 n/a n/a n/a .973 56.36
1925 Cubs SS 74 71 1,878 443 6.0 423 162 261 20 51 n/a n/a n/a .955 6.08
1926 Robins 2B 18 12 213 78 4.3 77 23 54 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.76
1926 Robins SS 60 57 1,254 348 5.8 330 138 192 18 28 n/a n/a n/a .948 7.11
1927 Cardinals SS 9 8 222 53 5.9 51 17 34 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .962 6.20
1928 Cardinals 2B 2 0 15 3 1.5 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1928 Cardinals SS 112 105 2,457 617 5.5 598 236 362 19 57 n/a n/a n/a .969 6.57
1929 Braves 2B 1 1 24 6 6.0 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1929 Braves SS 145 145 3,735 890 6.1 855 319 536 35 104 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.18
1930 Braves 3B 4 2 51 11 2.8 11 6 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.82
1930 Braves SS 138 138 3,594 817 5.9 788 343 445 29 98 n/a n/a n/a .965 5.92
1931 Braves 2B 11 7 174 42 3.8 39 18 21 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .929 6.05
1931 Braves SS 137 136 3,468 741 5.4 703 271 432 38 93 n/a n/a n/a .949 5.47
1932 Braves 2B 149 147 3,594 897 6.0 875 402 473 22 91 n/a n/a n/a .975 6.57
1933 Braves 2B 142 139 3,504 768 5.4 746 362 384 22 82 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.75
1935 Braves 2B 20 18 357 81 4.1 78 32 46 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.90
SS Totals 2,153 2,136 44,986 13,124 6.1 12,493 5,139 7,354 631 1,188 n/a n/a n/a .952 7.50
2B Totals 513 493 8,787 2,956 5.8 2,876 1,268 1,608 80 311 n/a n/a n/a .973 8.84
3B Totals 4 2 51 11 2.8 11 6 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.82
23 Years 2,670 2,631 53,824 16,091 6.0 15,380 6,413 8,967 711 1,500 n/a n/a n/a .956 7.72

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Rabbit Maranville Miscellaneous Stats

1912 Braves 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.1 10.8 - - -
1913 Braves 25 19 .568 0 0 n/a 285.5 9.2 11.9 - - -
1914 Braves 28 - - 0 0 n/a 146.5 10.5 7.5 - - -
1915 Braves 18 12 .600 0 0 n/a 254.5 7.8 11.8 - - -
1916 Braves 32 15 .681 0 0 n/a 151.0 8.8 15.9 - - -
1917 Braves 27 - - 0 0 n/a 187.0 11.9 13.0 - - -
1918 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 12.7 - - -
1919 Braves 12 - - 0 0 n/a 96.0 20.9 11.2 - - -
1920 Braves 14 11 .560 1 0 n/a 493.0 20.5 11.5 - - -
1921 Pirates 25 12 .676 0 0 n/a 612.0 16.1 8.7 - - -
1922 Pirates 24 13 .649 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.6 10.7 - - -
1923 Pirates 14 11 .560 0 0 n/a 581.0 17.1 14.2 - - -
1924 Pirates 18 14 .563 0 0 n/a 297.0 11.2 8.4 - - -
1925 Cubs 6 5 .545 1 0 n/a 0.0 13.3 11.6 - - -
1926 Robins 7 4 .636 0 1 n/a 0.0 9.8 9.8 - - -
1927 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.5 0.0 - - -
1928 Cardinals 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 366.0 13.6 10.8 - - -
1929 Braves 13 5 .722 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.0 10.2 - - -
1930 Braves 9 7 .563 0 0 n/a 279.0 24.3 13.0 - - -
1931 Braves 9 6 .600 1 0 n/a 0.0 16.5 17.0 - - -
1932 Braves 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 20.4 15.4 - - -
1933 Braves 2 5 .286 1 0 n/a 0.0 14.1 12.6 - - -
1935 Braves 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 22.3 13.4 - - -
23 Years 291 142 .672 7 1 n/a 359.9 13.3 11.4 - - -

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Walter James Vincent Maranville was a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Braves (1912-1920, 1929-1933, 1935), Pittsburgh Pirates (1921-1924), Chicago Cubs (1925), Brooklyn Robins (1926), and St. Louis Cardinals (1927-1928). Rabbit, his nickname, played in 23 seasons, the most in baseball history, until 1986! Who broke his record? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Rabbit Maranville finished his career with 10,078 at-bats, just the fourth player (at that time) in Major League Baseball history to reach that plateau, joining Ty Cobb , Honus Wagner , and Tris Speaker ? [ Top 1,000 At-Bats in Baseball History ]

Did you know that Bill James ranked Rabbit Maranville as the 39th greatest shortstop in baseball history ? In The New Bill James Historical Abstract (Page 615), James shared this in Rabbit's biography, "Maranville's norma, regular way of catching a popup was the 'vest pocket catch.' Holding his glove open at his belly button, he would let the ball strike him in the chest and roll down his shirt into the glove. He was, in short, a piece of work. He made a mockery of the game, and he was so good that he got by with it. You and I will never see the like of him."

The best biography we have seen for Rabbit Maranville, appeared in The Funniest Baseball Book Ever (Peter Handrinos, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 04/06/2010, Page 105). An excerpt:

Walter "Rabbit" Maranville had a great sense of humor. And boy did he need it.

At barely over 5'5" and 150 pounds, Rabbit was among the smallest shortstops of the twentieth century, the one who always seemed to attract opponent intimidation tactics such as bean-balls, take-out slides, and hard tags. In the early, extremely rough era stretching from the 1910s to the 1930s, each and every ball game was liable to bring him bumps and bruises, stiffness and soreness, spasms and sprains, and tweaks and tenderness, all livened up by the occasional small tear and crack.

For all that, though, nothing could keep Rabbit down. He not only survived, but thrived, lasting a record 23 years at short while crafting a Hall of Fame career. The runt everyone tried to knock off ended up among the most resilient and winning ballplayers of his era.

Lightning-fast reflexes, quick feet, and hard work could account for a lot of Rabbit Maranville's longevity but, beyond that, the little guy had far too much fun to quit. It turned that that, as much as needed some comic relief, he could come up with plenty of it.

The most public part of Maranville's daring was in his anything-goes attitude toward the game. When he was on base, he had a habit of, quite literally, dancing off the bases, breaking into little step routines that worked to both distract the opposing pitching and entertain the fans. Once, after he took a questionable umpire's call on a low strike, he set himself on his knees for the next pitch. Another time, after a long rain delay, Rabbit took the field in rubber boots and, while slumping, went to to 'bat" with a tennis racket in his hands. After forcing out a sliding runner at second base, he'd sometimes sit atop the poor opponent for a couple of seconds.

Rabbit Maranville Hall of Fame Plaque
Rabbit Maranville | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1954 ( HOF )
Rabbit Maranville recorded 3,524 putouts in Boston, 1,056 putouts in Pittsburgh, 162 putouts in Chicago, 138 putouts in Brooklyn, and 253 putouts in St. Louis - the most putouts in a career by any shortstop in Major League history !

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