RF Lou Balk #5
Age: 32 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Very Good
11/27/1944
RF LOU BALK #5 - AGE: 32 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: VERY GOOD
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
129 506 151 39 9 8 67 24 79 .298 .326 .458 6 3.5
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
10/01/1944 @ CHC Win, 3-1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
09/30/1944 @ CHC Loss, 3-7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
09/29/1944 @ CHC Loss, 0-8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/28/1944 @ CHC Win, 5-0 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
09/27/1944 @ MON Loss, 2-3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
09/26/1944 @ MON Loss, 4-5 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 0
09/25/1944 @ MON Win, 9-8 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
09/24/1944 @ BRK Loss, 3-7 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
09/24/1944 @ BRK Win, 7-6 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0
09/23/1944 @ BRK Win, 1-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PERSONALITY
Birthday:02/16/1912
Born in:Madisonville, KY
Nationality:American
Height:5' 10"
Weight:195 lbs
Local Popularity:Very Popular
National Pop.:Well Known
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$22,000
Signed Through:1945 Season
Major Service:8 Years, 110 Days
Service This Yr:167 Days
40-Man Service:8 Years, 131 Days
Pro Service:13 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:2 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1930, 4th Pick in Round 4
FEDERALLY ALIGNED BASEBALL LEAGUES 1944 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 129 506 151 39 9 8 67 64 24 79 .298 .326 .458 .785 .360 .160 128
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 129 540 0 0 0 10 4 6 232 56 6 3 66.7 74.0 5.28 3.5  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   212 72 17 7 3 27 27 7 23 3 3 0 .340 .356 .528 .884
Versus Right   294 79 22 2 5 40 37 17 56 3 1 0 .269 .306 .408 .714
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
April   25 9 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .360 .385 .440 .825
May   126 40 12 1 2 17 19 6 22 0 0 0 .317 .348 .476 .825
June   109 31 3 4 3 13 17 5 17 1 3 0 .284 .313 .468 .781
July   94 24 9 1 2 16 11 6 18 2 0 0 .255 .294 .436 .730
August   43 15 6 2 0 6 2 1 9 2 0 0 .349 .348 .581 .929
September   104 31 7 1 1 15 12 5 13 1 1 0 .298 .327 .413 .741
October   5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
All-Star Game   3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Spring Training   10 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
Last Year   352 91 24 3 4 44 39 27 66 5 4 0 .259 .307 .378 .685
2 Years Ago   274 67 13 2 3 30 26 16 66 3 1 0 .245 .283 .339 .623
Career   2932 836 191 42 64 386 372 175 600 27 11 3 .285 .323 .444 .768
Home   241 81 23 5 5 36 34 10 31 1 1 0 .336 .361 .535 .896
Road   265 70 16 4 3 31 30 14 48 5 3 0 .264 .296 .389 .684
Grass   506 151 39 9 8 67 64 24 79 6 4 0 .298 .326 .458 .785
Day   421 120 35 6 5 49 52 20 67 5 3 0 .285 .314 .432 .746
Night   85 31 4 3 3 18 12 4 12 1 1 0 .365 .389 .588 .977
As Starter   506 151 39 9 8 67 64 24 79 6 4 0 .298 .326 .458 .785
Close/Late   101 33 9 2 2 16 15 8 15 2 1 0 .327 .369 .515 .884
Inning 1-3   176 47 16 3 4 25 21 5 30 0 1 0 .267 .287 .460 .748
Inning 4-6   185 62 13 4 2 23 23 9 28 2 2 0 .335 .362 .481 .843
Inning 7-9   138 41 10 2 2 19 18 8 20 4 0 0 .297 .327 .442 .769
Extra Innings   7 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
0 Outs   173 53 14 3 3 17 34 9 27 3 4 0 .306 .335 .474 .809
1 Outs   145 49 14 2 2 24 16 7 18 3 0 0 .338 .361 .503 .865
2 Outs   188 49 11 4 3 26 14 8 34 0 0 0 .261 .291 .410 .700
Scoring Position   152 43 11 2 3 54 15 3 27 6 4 0 .283 .286 .441 .727
Bases Empty   241 73 19 6 1 1 33 13 41 0 0 0 .303 .339 .444 .783
Runner on 1st   113 35 9 1 4 12 16 8 11 0 0 0 .310 .355 .513 .869
Runner on 2nd   56 21 4 0 0 13 4 1 5 0 2 0 .375 .386 .446 .832
Runner on 3rd   24 5 1 1 1 7 1 0 8 0 0 0 .208 .208 .458 .667
Runner on 1st & 2nd   38 7 2 1 0 6 4 1 8 0 1 0 .184 .205 .289 .495
Runner on 1st & 3rd   19 5 3 0 0 12 2 0 2 3 0 0 .263 .227 .421 .648
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   7 4 1 0 2 9 4 0 1 0 1 0 .571 .571 1.571 2.143
Bases Loaded   8 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 3 3 0 0 .125 .167 .125 .292
Two Strikes   191 38 14 2 2 16 15 12 79 3 0 0 .199 .243 .325 .567
First Pitch   95 28 6 0 0 11 11 0 0 1 1 0 .295 .292 .358 .650
Count 0-1   43 21 6 3 1 10 7 0 0 1 0 0 .488 .477 .837 1.314
Count 0-2   32 8 2 0 0 2 3 0 12 0 0 0 .250 .250 .312 .562
Count 1-0   59 23 4 2 3 9 10 0 0 0 2 0 .390 .390 .678 1.068
Count 1-1   63 20 6 2 0 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .317 .476 .794
Count 1-2   59 8 3 1 1 4 2 0 33 2 0 0 .136 .131 .271 .402
Count 2-0   17 8 0 0 1 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 .471 .444 .647 1.092
Count 2-1   23 8 2 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .348 .565 .913
Count 2-2   57 8 4 0 1 6 4 0 21 1 0 0 .140 .138 .263 .401
Count 3-0   1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .833 .000 .833
Count 3-1   14 5 1 0 0 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 .357 .571 .429 1.000
Full Count   43 14 5 1 0 4 6 12 13 0 0 0 .326 .473 .488 .961
Behind in Count   134 37 11 4 2 16 12 0 45 3 0 0 .276 .270 .463 .733
Ahead in Count   114 44 7 2 5 23 23 12 0 1 3 0 .386 .441 .614 1.055
Batting 3rd   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Batting 4th   502 151 39 9 8 67 64 24 78 6 4 0 .301 .329 .462 .791
Low Leverage   145 49 16 2 0 9 17 6 30 1 1 0 .338 .362 .476 .838
Medium Leverage   251 73 16 4 4 28 33 14 35 1 2 0 .291 .327 .434 .761
High Leverage   110 29 7 3 4 30 14 4 14 4 1 0 .264 .280 .491 .771
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1936 Cleveland - FABL 24 47 51 15 3 0 1 12 6 4 0 1 12 1 0 .294 .339 .412 .751 98 103 0.2
1937 Cleveland - FABL 25 59 138 42 10 2 6 24 16 4 1 1 29 0 1 .304 .326 .536 .863 137 140 0.6
1938 Cleveland - FABL 26 93 292 79 17 5 6 35 36 24 0 0 60 2 3 .271 .326 .425 .751 109 113 1.5
1939 Cleveland - FABL 27 107 354 111 24 4 9 56 49 21 1 3 63 3 0 .314 .351 .480 .831 121 126 3.3
1940 Cleveland - FABL 28 129 493 143 32 12 13 53 66 20 1 5 108 3 4 .290 .316 .483 .799 119 122 3.0
1941 Cleveland - FABL 29 132 472 137 29 5 14 65 70 35 0 3 117 6 6 .290 .337 .462 .799 120 125 3.0
1942 Cleveland - FABL 30 108 274 67 13 2 3 30 26 16 0 3 66 2 2 .245 .283 .339 .623 85 89 -0.6
1943 Cleveland - FABL 31 131 352 91 24 3 4 44 39 27 0 5 66 5 3 .259 .307 .378 .685 105 100 1.0
1944 Cleveland - FABL 32 129 506 151 39 9 8 67 64 24 0 6 79 6 3 .298 .326 .458 .785 114 128 3.5
Total FABL 935 2932 836 191 42 64 386 372 175 3 27 600 28 22 .285 .323 .444 .768 113 118 15.6
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1928 Boston HS - HS 16 21 88 24 5 1 5 16 16 6 0 2 19 3 2 .273 .312 .523 .835 123 121 0.4
1929 Boston HS - HS 17 40 170 58 14 7 2 25 21 16 0 2 21 5 5 .341 .394 .541 .935 177 181 2.0
1930 Boston HS - HS 18 40 177 46 6 3 11 29 36 14 0 0 43 8 4 .260 .314 .514 .828 131 133 1.2
1931 Ottumwa - C 19 71 232 67 21 0 4 28 27 14 0 3 66 9 2 .289 .325 .431 .756 118 120 1.2
1932 Ottumwa - C 20 74 293 79 19 1 7 38 36 16 1 5 65 5 2 .270 .305 .413 .718 95 95 0.8
1932 Savannah - B 20 27 103 33 7 1 0 15 19 11 1 1 13 12 3 .320 .388 .408 .796 101 106 0.6
1932 Reading - A 20 48 196 71 16 6 2 33 38 13 1 1 30 8 2 .362 .403 .536 .939 148 149 2.0
1933 Portland - AA 21 81 342 120 23 5 6 41 53 20 0 4 41 11 14 .351 .383 .500 .883 140 145 3.4
1933 Cincinnati - AAA 21 21 86 23 3 1 0 6 8 2 0 0 13 4 2 .267 .284 .326 .610 68 72 0.2
1934 Cincinnati - AAA 22 92 388 125 31 6 7 42 69 21 0 4 54 10 9 .322 .354 .487 .841 128 131 2.8
1935 Cincinnati - AAA 23 116 509 168 35 5 23 89 108 36 2 2 89 42 14 .330 .375 .554 .929 130 128 3.2
1936 Cincinnati - AAA 24 11 37 11 2 1 1 3 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 .297 .316 .486 .802 106 107 0.2
Total EA 81 342 120 23 5 6 41 53 20 0 4 41 11 14 .351 .383 .500 .883 140 145
Total UL 240 1020 327 71 13 31 140 192 60 2 6 161 56 25 .321 .358 .507 .864 124 124
Total MAL 48 196 71 16 6 2 33 38 13 1 1 30 8 2 .362 .403 .536 .939 148 149
Total HS 101 435 128 25 11 18 70 73 36 0 4 83 16 11 .294 .345 .526 .872 148 149
Total SEL 27 103 33 7 1 0 15 19 11 1 1 13 12 3 .320 .388 .408 .796 101 106
Total UMVA 145 525 146 40 1 11 66 63 30 1 8 131 14 4 .278 .314 .421 .735 105 106
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1928 Boston HS - HS CF 21 21 43 3 0 50 4 .920 184.2 2.24 -1.7 .968
1929 Boston HS - HS CF 40 40 136 9 2 153 8 .948 366.2 3.56 -4.2 .970
1930 Boston HS - HS CF 40 40 109 6 2 116 1 .991 355.2 2.91 -4.3 .957
1931 Ottumwa - C CF 60 58 129 10 0 143 4 .972 494.1 2.53 -3.4 .980
1932 Reading - A CF 47 47 144 8 1 155 3 .981 401.2 3.41 -0.6 1.005
1932 Savannah - B CF 25 25 64 5 1 71 2 .972 219.0 2.84 +0.3 .999
1932 Ottumwa - C CF 71 71 158 7 1 169 4 .976 624.2 2.38 +0.1 .986
1933 Cincinnati - AAA CF 20 20 73 1 0 74 0 1.000 182.1 3.65 +0.8 1.018
1933 Portland - AA CF 80 80 287 7 4 298 4 .987 720.1 3.67 +3.0 1.009
1934 Cincinnati - AAA CF 90 89 329 13 7 345 3 .991 797.0 3.86 -0.2 1.008
1935 Cincinnati - AAA CF 114 114 310 11 4 324 3 .991 980.0 2.95 -5.2 .965
1936 Cleveland - MLB 1B 5 3 33 1 4 34 0 1.000 30.0 10.20 +0.1 1.071
1936 Cleveland - MLB CF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 3.1 2.70 +0.0 1.013
1936 Cincinnati - AAA CF 8 8 23 1 0 24 0 1.000 66.0 3.27 +0.6 1.043
1937 Cleveland - MLB 1B 7 6 52 3 1 55 0 1.000 46.0 10.76 -0.4 .915
1937 Cleveland - MLB CF 21 14 45 1 1 47 1 .979 134.0 3.09 -2.2 .950
1937 Cleveland - MLB RF 10 10 27 2 0 31 2 .935 89.0 2.93 -2.3 .932
1938 Cleveland - MLB 1B 1 1 6 1 1 7 0 1.000 9.0 7.00 +0.1 1.022
1938 Cleveland - MLB LF 12 12 29 1 0 30 0 1.000 99.0 2.73 -0.0 .995
1938 Cleveland - MLB CF 9 1 9 0 0 9 0 1.000 22.0 3.68 -0.1 1.007
1938 Cleveland - MLB RF 62 56 135 3 1 140 2 .986 510.1 2.43 +4.7 1.073
1939 Cleveland - MLB LF 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 9.0 1.00 -0.2 .000
1939 Cleveland - MLB CF 3 1 5 0 0 5 0 1.000 12.1 3.65 -1.3 .730
1939 Cleveland - MLB RF 102 92 234 12 2 251 5 .980 786.1 2.82 +10.4 1.083
1940 Cleveland - MLB LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1940 Cleveland - MLB CF 11 6 26 1 0 28 1 .964 66.2 3.64 -0.5 .918
1940 Cleveland - MLB RF 116 115 290 20 5 311 1 .997 969.1 2.88 +4.7 1.038
1941 Cleveland - MLB LF 5 0 3 0 0 3 0 1.000 6.0 4.50 +0.1 1.002
1941 Cleveland - MLB CF 12 12 38 1 0 40 1 .975 99.0 3.55 -5.3 .859
1941 Cleveland - MLB RF 117 107 310 9 3 321 2 .994 937.2 3.06 +5.9 1.033
1942 Cleveland - MLB LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1942 Cleveland - MLB CF 56 49 206 10 1 218 2 .991 432.2 4.49 -10.2 .949
1942 Cleveland - MLB RF 50 11 52 6 0 59 1 .983 179.2 2.91 -1.0 .960
1943 Cleveland - MLB LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1943 Cleveland - MLB CF 89 77 344 14 5 360 2 .994 686.1 4.69 -7.5 .974
1943 Cleveland - MLB RF 20 6 43 1 0 44 0 1.000 83.0 4.77 +1.2 1.019
1944 Cleveland - MLB RF 129 129 377 17 6 398 4 .990 1114.1 3.18 +2.8 1.012
TOTAL 1B 13 10 91 5 6 96 0 1.000 85.0 10.16 -0.2 .974
TOTAL LF 22 13 32 2 0 34 0 1.000 119.0 2.57 -0.1 .996
TOTAL CF 818 773 2479 108 29 2630 43 .984 6848.2 3.40 -41.9 .980
TOTAL RF 606 526 1468 70 17 1555 17 .989 4669.2 2.96 +26.3 1.035
PLAYER HISTORY
12/05/1927 Joined the Boston HS Patriots.
01/01/1928 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/05/1928 Injured (Flu), day-to-day for 1 day.
01/01/1929 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1930 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/05/1930 Wins the HS SL1 Player of the Week Award.
12/05/1930 Released by the Boston HS Patriots.
12/05/1930 Drafted in the 1930 first-year player draft (Round 4, Pick 4, 52nd overall pick) by the Cleveland Foresters.
12/15/1930 Signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Foresters organization with a signing bonus of $6,500.
01/01/1931 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1932 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
07/04/1932 Named the #97 prospect in the FABL
10/04/1932 Named the #82 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1933 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/01/1933 Injured (Mild shoulder strain), day-to-day for 3 days.
06/04/1933 Injured (Elbow tendinitis), out for 6 weeks.
10/09/1933 Named the #95 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1934 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/18/1934 Named the #98 prospect in the FABL
07/10/1934 Named the #92 prospect in the FABL
08/05/1934 Injured (Elbow tendinitis), out for 7 weeks.
10/14/1934 Named the #82 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1935 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/12/1935 Goes 0-4 against the Louisville Derbies, ending his hitting streak at 26 games.
06/17/1935 Wins the UL UL Player of the Week Award.
08/18/1935 Goes 6-6 against the Charleston Blue Legs, with 1 2B, 1 RBI and 4 R.
08/26/1935 Wins the UL UL Player of the Week Award.
08/28/1935 Injured (High ankle sprain), out for 6 weeks.
01/01/1936 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/03/1936 Injured (Torn hamstring), out for 5-6 weeks.
01/01/1937 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1938 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/10/1938 Injured (sprained knee),day-to-day for 2 weeks.
05/17/1938 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 1-2 weeks.
01/01/1939 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/31/1939 Injured (groin soreness),day-to-day for 2 days.
06/03/1939 Injured (hyperextended ankle),day-to-day for 3 days.
01/01/1940 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
06/24/1940 Injured (sprained knee),day-to-day for 4 days.
07/07/1940 Was selected to the 1940 Federally Aligned Baseball Leagues All-Star Game.
07/19/1940 Injured (neck stiffness),day-to-day for 2 days.
08/17/1940 Injured (bruised wrist),day-to-day for one week.
01/01/1941 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
09/23/1941 Injured (elbow tendinitis),out for 4 weeks.
01/01/1942 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
07/11/1942 Injured (dead arm),out for one week.
01/01/1943 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
06/28/1943 Goes 5-7 against the Philadelphia Sailors, with 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI and 3 R.
09/06/1943 Injured (mild calf strain),day-to-day for 3 days.
09/27/1943 Wins the FABL CA Player of the Week Award.
01/01/1944 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
03/23/1944 Injured (forearm inflammation),out for 4 weeks.
07/09/1944 Was selected to the 1944 Federally Aligned Baseball Leagues All-Star Game.
07/27/1944 Injured (sprained knee),day-to-day for 2 weeks.
08/07/1944 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another one week.
08/11/1944 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 5 days.
08/14/1944 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 5 days.
08/28/1944 Wins the FABL CA Player of the Week Award.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year K Rank
1940 108 2
1941 117 2
1942 66 7
1943 66 4
1944 79 3
Year 2B Rank
1944 39 4
Year HR Rank
1941 14 9
Year SF Rank
1944 6 7
Year EBH Rank
1940 57 10
1941 48 10
1944 56 2
Year AVG Rank
1944 .298 9
Year SLG Rank
1940 .483 8
1941 .462 8
1944 .458 4
Year ISO Rank
1940 .193 2
1941 .172 7
1944 .160 2
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