Joe Cronin
Joseph Edward Cronin
 
 
Born: October 12, 1906 in San Francisco, CA
Died: September 7, 1984 - 77 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'11" Wt: 180
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1956
- Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a Free Agent in 1925
- High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco, CA)
- Visit Cronin's Managerial Page

Comparison

Comparison
Shortstops
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Luke Appling
1930 - 1950
SS
74.5
Pl
WW2
 
70.4
19.0
0.0
15.0
2 Arky Vaughan
1932 - 1948
SS
73.0
Pl
 
70.9
12.0
0.0
10.0
3 Joe Cronin
1926 - 1945
SS
66.4
Pl
 
63.7
14.3
0.0
11.5
4 Lou Boudreau
1938 - 1952
SS
63.0
Pl
 
50.3
23.4
0.0
10.7
5 Joe Sewell
1920 - 1933
SS
53.8
Pl
WW1
 
53.9
9.1
0.0
9.2
6 Travis Jackson
1922 - 1936
SS
44.1
Pl
 
30.7
22.9
0.0
9.5
7 Rabbit Maranville
1912 - 1935
SS
42.6
Pl
WW1
 
29.4
30.7
0.0
17.5
8 Dick Bartell
1927 - 1946
SS
40.2
WW2
 
36.3
15.7
0.0
11.7
9 Billy Jurges
1931 - 1947
SS
30.7
 
19.0
22.5
0.0
10.8
10 Eddie Joost
1936 - 1955
SS
30.6
 
30.0
10.1
0.0
9.5
11 Cecil Travis
1933 - 1947
SS
29.6
WW2
 
29.5
5.1
0.0
5.0
12 Glenn Wright
1924 - 1935
SS
25.3
WW2
 
18.8
13.5
0.0
7.0
13 Woody English
1927 - 1938
SS
24.7
 
20.5
10.7
0.0
6.5
14 Frankie Crosetti
1932 - 1948
SS
23.9
WW2
 
19.8
14.2
0.0
10.1
15 Billy Rogell
1925 - 1940
SS
23.8
 
18.3
13.9
0.0
8.4
16 Eddie Miller
1936 - 1950
SS
23.7
 
15.1
19.0
0.0
10.4
17 Lyn Lary
1929 - 1940
SS
19.2
 
23.1
3.4
0.0
7.3
18 Red Kress
1927 - 1946
SS
16.0
 
21.1
0.0
-0.7
4.4
19 Billy Myers
1935 - 1941
SS
13.7
 
10.9
7.4
0.0
4.6
20 Hod Ford
1919 - 1933
SS
10.5
 
5.7
12.1
0.0
7.3
21 Charlie Gelbert
1929 - 1940
SS
9.2
WW2
 
7.4
6.6
-0.1
4.7
22 Mark Koenig
1925 - 1936
SS
7.5
 
10.5
2.7
-0.3
5.5
23 Billy Urbanski
1931 - 1937
SS
5.8
 
7.5
2.9
0.0
4.6
24 Bill Knickerbocker
1933 - 1942
SS
5.4
WW2
 
6.2
4.4
0.0
5.2
25 Eric McNair
1929 - 1942
SS
5.1
 
8.1
2.7
0.0
5.7
26 Leo Durocher
1925 - 1945
SS
5.1
Ma
 
3.2
11.4
0.0
9.6
27 Johnny Burnett
1927 - 1935
SS
3.5
 
5.1
0.7
0.0
2.3
28 Rabbit Warstler
1930 - 1940
SS
3.4
 
-0.2
9.7
0.0
6.1
29 Hal Rhyne
1926 - 1933
SS
3.3
 
3.2
3.3
0.0
3.2
30 Dib Williams
1930 - 1935
SS
3.1
WW2
 
4.4
0.6
0.0
2.0
31 Dick Culler
1936 - 1949
SS
2.5
 
2.4
2.9
0.0
2.8
32 Gordon Slade
1930 - 1935
SS
2.3
 
1.9
2.4
0.0
2.1
33 Blondy Ryan
1930 - 1938
SS
1.1
WW2
 
-1.5
4.6
0.0
2.0
34 George Fallon
1937 - 1945
SS
0.5
WW2
 
-0.2
1.3
0.0
0.7
35 Skeeter Newsome
1935 - 1947
SS
0.4
 
0.7
6.5
0.0
6.7
36 Bill Schuster
1937 - 1945
SS
0.3
 
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.6
37 Charley O'Leary
1904 - 1934
SS
0.2
 
4.7
1.2
0.0
5.7
38 Sig Gryska
1938 - 1939
SS
0.2
WW2
 
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.1
39 Jack Peerson
1935 - 1936
SS
0.2
 
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.1
40 Johnny Gerlach
1938 - 1939
SS
0.2
WW2
 
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
41 Bobby Mattick
1938 - 1942
SS
0.1
 
-0.9
2.3
0.0
1.3
42 Frank Trechock
1937 - 1937
SS
0.1
WW2
 
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
43 Dino Chiozza
1935 - 1935
SS
0.0
 
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
44 Rod Dedeaux
1935 - 1935
SS
-0.0
 
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
45 Tommy Irwin
1938 - 1938
SS
-0.0
 
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
46 Pat Ankenman
1936 - 1944
SS
-0.1
 
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
47 Salty Parker
1936 - 1936
SS
-0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
48 Packy Rogers
1938 - 1938
SS
-0.1
WW2
 
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.1
49 Dan McGee
1934 - 1934
SS
-0.2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
50 Eddie Feinberg
1938 - 1939
SS
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
 
  Joe Cronin
1926 - 1945
SS
66.4
Pl
 
63.7
14.3
0.0
11.5
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