Joseph
Karcher
 
Nickname: Cocky
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0''
Weight: 210
 
Born: December 10, 1919 in Usa
 
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 25 BLA HL $ 3,374,286  
1946 26 BLA HL $ 3,374,286  
1947 27 BLA HL $ 5,500,000  
1948 28 BLA HL $ 5,500,000  
1949 29 BLA HL $ 5,500,000  
1950 30 BLA HL $ 5,500,000  
1951 31 BLA HL $ 5,500,000  
1952 32 RIT SP $ 2,090,000  
1953 33 RIT SP $ 2,090,000  
1954 34 RIT SP $ 2,090,000  
1955 35 JC HL $ 500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 500,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 5,500,000  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1945 25 BLA HL 151 574 106 185 38 8 10 98 19 9 50 65 .322 .374 .469 .842 92.8 13.2
1946 26 BLA HL 144 592 84 165 30 7 8 68 21 8 46 72 .279 .331 .394 .725 76.6 8.8
1947 27 BLA HL 156 618 103 204 35 6 14 83 15 13 57 94 .330 .388 .474 .862 103.1 13.4
1948 28 BLA HL 159 628 115 192 37 10 18 97 24 15 64 91 .306 .373 .482 .855 103.8 18.4
1949 29 BLA HL 156 653 108 199 39 13 7 73 24 11 39 112 .305 .344 .436 .781 91.7 12.6
1950 30 BLA HL 152 631 94 190 38 12 12 70 9 8 30 80 .301 .335 .456 .791 89.6 14.2
1951 31 BLA HL 131 528 101 181 40 18 12 67 10 11 45 95 .343 .395 .555 .950 102.9 19.4
1952 32 RIT SP 128 412 54 113 25 5 6 43 6 7 34 79 .274 .334 .403 .737 51.0 8.9
  BLA HL 16 47 7 15 1 1 2 5 1 1 3 5 .319 .360 .511 .871 7.7 1.2
  TOT   144 459 61 128 26 6 8 48 7 8 37 84 .279 .337 .414 .751 58.8 10.1
1953 33 RIT SP 149 494 65 147 18 3 8 62 1 1 34 82 .298 .344 .395 .739 65.0 11.2
1954 34 RIT SP 128 197 18 52 19 2 1 21 0 0 13 30 .264 .312 .396 .708 24.3 3.8
1955 35 JC HL 29 60 7 15 2 2 0 6 1 2 2 14 .250 .286 .350 .636 5.4 0.3
    AAA   88 267 35 90 10 3 4 33 6 2 18 61 .337 .379 .442 .821 42.1  
11 Years Sim 1499 5434 862 1658 322 87 98 693 131 86 417 819 .305 .356 .450 .806 814.1 125.3
1 Years AAA 88 267 35 90 10 3 4 33 6 2 18 61 .337 .376 .442 .818 42.1  
162 Game Average 587 93 179 34 9 10 74 14 9 45 88 .305 .356 .450 .806 88.0  
Career Highs 159 653 115 204 40 18 18 98 24 15 64 112 .343 .395 .555 .950 103.8  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   3565 536 998 200 59 60 400 87 51 272 598 .280 .333 .420 .752 476.6
vs LH   1869 326 660 122 28 38 293 44 35 145 221 .353 .399 .509 .909 337.6
Home 735 2655 420 822 161 50 45 360 66 42 209 382 .310 .363 .459 .821 409.3
Away 764 2779 442 836 161 37 53 333 65 44 208 437 .301 .349 .443 .792 405.0
RISP   1281 0 416 82 24 19 547 0 0 104 206 .325 .370 .471 .840 209.2
Pinch Hitting   227 27 68 18 1 2 31 3 5 12 40 .300 .342 .414 .756 28.1
Close/Late   585 89 176 30 6 12 80 0 0 47 95 .301 .355 .434 .789 85.8
Mar/Apr 233 846 149 267 49 19 17 118 29 18 69 105 .316 .369 .479 .847 137.9
May 268 985 160 306 54 17 18 131 24 14 86 153 .311 .370 .455 .825 154.9
June 261 933 147 257 55 7 10 94 13 13 73 169 .275 .328 .382 .710 111.9
July 224 851 139 271 53 20 19 115 18 12 64 137 .318 .368 .495 .863 141.3
August 259 935 135 286 59 8 17 113 22 15 74 140 .306 .357 .441 .798 138.3
Sep/Oct 254 884 132 271 52 16 17 122 25 14 51 115 .307 .343 .459 .802 130.1
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1945 25 BLA HL CF 148 139 1252.7 381 9 4 2 .990 2.80   2.6
1946 26 BLA HL LF 133 132 1158.3 231 3 11 1 .955 1.82   2.0
    CF 8 0 11.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 3.27    
    1B 1 0 6.0 5 1 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
1947 27 BLA HL LF 147 141 1269.3 256 4 9 0 .967 1.84   0.9
    CF 6 0 9.3 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.96    
1948 28 BLA HL LF 156 146 1290.0 269 7 14 2 .952 1.93   1.8
1949 29 BLA HL LF 154 148 1290.7 280 7 13 2 .957 2.00   1.1
    CF 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1950 30 BLA HL LF 148 134 1210.0 262 5 9 0 .967 1.99   1.2
1951 31 BLA HL LF 128 118 1042.3 222 4 17 1 .930 1.95   1.3
1952 32 RIT SP LF 95 87 794.2 173 5 5 1 .973 2.02   2.6
  BLA HL LF 12 11 87.8 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.95   0.1
  RIT SP CF 24 3 71.7 14 0 2 0 .875 1.76   0.0
  BLA HL CF 3 0 7.9 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.28   0.0
  TOT   LF 107 98 882.0 192 5 5 1 .975 2.01   2.7
      CF 27 3 79.6 16 0 2 0 .889 1.81   0.0
1953 33 RIT SP LF 84 81 655.0 141 5 5 2 .967 2.01   3.8
    CF 44 37 348.3 100 1 0 0 1.000 2.61    
    SS 6 6 50.7 6 9 2 2 .882 2.66   0.1
1954 34 RIT SP LF 32 20 195.0 42 1 0 0 1.000 1.98   0.6
    CF 10 6 62.3 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.73    
    3B 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00   0.0
    RF 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1955 35 JC HL CF 15 15 114.3 35 0 1 0 .972 2.76   0.5
  LF 1089 1018 8992.7 1895 41 83 9 .959 1.94   15.6
  CF 260 200 1878.6 548 11 7 2 .988 2.68   3.1
  SS 6 6 50.7 6 9 2 2 .882 2.66   0.1
  1B 1 0 6.0 5 1 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
  3B 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00   0.0
  RF 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
Career Totals   1359 1224 10932.9 2456 62 92 13 .965 2.07   18.8
Career Highs   156 148 1291.7 381 15 17 4 1.000 2.80    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1948 28 BLA HL 3 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .214 .357
Career Post-Season Batting 3 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .214 .357
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1945-10-.322
1947-6-.330
1951-4-.343
CAR-39-.305
On-Base Pct
1951-8-.395
Slugging Pct
1951-8-.555
OPS
1951-7-.950
At-Bats
1947-3-618
1948-4-628
1949-1-653
1950-5-631
Runs
1947-10-103
1948-5-115
1949-5-108
Hits
1945-10-185
1947-1-204
1948-3-192
1949-3-199
1950-3-190
Singles
1947-2-149
1949-7-140
1950-9-128
CAR-49-1151
Triples
1948-6-10
1949-2-13
1950-5-12
1951-2-18
CAR-27-87
Stolen Bases
1948-9-24
1949-10-24
Caught Stealing
1945-6-9
1947-1-13
1948-1-15
1949-6-11
1951-8-11
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 4    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 51    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 31    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 4th round, 80th overall pick, by Blackwood in 1945
Had first career hit on 4/1/1945, off George Neel (HR)
Hit first career homerun on 4/15/1945, off David Noland (JC)
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Greenwood on 5/29/1945
Was selected to the 1945 Allstar game
Injured on 5/20/1946 with a Inflamed Groin Muscle, out for one week
Won Player of the Week award on 7/28/1946, hitting .500 with 1 HR, 8 RBI
Had 5 hits with 5 RBI against Washburn on 7/26/1947
Won Player of the Week award on 7/28/1947, hitting .545 with 1 HR, 8 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/1947, hitting .466 with 3 HR, 18 RBI
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Murray Creek on 9/14/1948
Won Player of the Week award on 9/15/1948, hitting .500 with 1 HR, 7 RBI
Was selected to the 1949 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 4/21/1950, hitting .400 with 3 HR, 7 RBI
Drove in 6 runs against Kingsbury on 7/15/1950
Was selected to the 1951 Allstar game
Injured on 8/20/1951 with a Jammed Finger, out for 1-2 weeks
Hit for the cycle against Hood River on 9/23/1951
Injured on 9/27/1951 with a Inflamed Hamstring Muscle, out for 4 weeks
Won Player of the Week award on 9/29/1951, hitting .588 with 2 HR, 3 RBI
Traded from Blackwood to Ritchford on 4/28/1952 (Going to RIT: LF J. Karcher. Going to BLA: C R. Ayers, P R. Hames, P E. Geise)
Signed as a free agent by Jackson City on 2/2/1955 to a 1-year deal worth $1,100,000 per year