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33.  Stan Hack
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 6, 1909 in Sacramento, CA USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 12, 1932
  • Final Game: September 24, 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • TSN All-Star - 1940
  • TSN All-Star - 1941
  • TSN All-Star - 1942
 
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Stan Hack played his entire sixteen seasons as a player for the Chicago Cubs.  He was one of the Cubbies most popular players as “Smilin” Stan’s sunny disposition made him a fan favorite among players, fans and journalists alike.  It also didn’t hurt that he was one hell of a hitter.

Stan Hack hit over 2,100 hits batting first for Chicago, but like any true good leadoff hitter he found a way to get on base.  Hack knew how to draw the free pass and was constantly among league leaders in On Base Percentage.  Once on the base paths, Hack was an intelligent base runner making few mistakes.  He made even less mistakes at third, where he would have likely won multiple Gold Gloves had they been implemented at the time.

Hack had no slugging numbers, but that was not what he was paid to do.  His main goal was to get on base and defend the hot corner and he did both tasks very well.  He did accumulate some of his numbers during a weakened league (during World War II), but he was a consistent performer who should have got more Hall of Fame votes than he did.

Should Stan Hack be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1948
  • Position: Third Base
  • Played For: Chicago Cubs
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 5 Time All Star (1938, 1939, 1941, 1943 & 1945)
    Most Hits (2) (NL) (1940 & 1941)
    Most Stolen Bases (2) (NL) (1938 & 1939)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1938, 7th) & (NL: 1940, 8th)
    5   Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    8   Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    8   Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    7   Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    6   Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    5   Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1   Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    9   Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed)
    3   Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3   Top Ten Finishes (Defensive WAR)
    5   Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 80. Walks: 1,092
    84. On Base Percentage: .394
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1948: 1.7
    1949: 2.6
    1950: 4.8
    1951: 1.3
    1956: 0.5
    1958: 2.3
    1960: 2.2
  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago Cub

Should Stan Hack be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.3%
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0 #2 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-21 00:11
Today, Hack would be considered a Moneyball player for his ability to get on-base. Of course, a Moneyball player is one who can replicate one or two aspects of a star player, one who may actually belong in the Hall of Fame. Ranked too highly.
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0 #1 D Durkes 2015-04-03 19:40
Of course he should. Compare those numbers against anyone.
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