Pete Reiser
Harold Patrick Reiser
(Pistol Pete)
 
Born: March 17, 1919 in St. Louis, MO
Died: October 25, 1981 - 62 years old
Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 5'11" Wt: 185
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an Amateur Free Agent in 1937
- Served in the Army during World War II

Comparison

Comparison
Center Fielders
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Joe DiMaggio
1936 - 1951
CF
78.3
Pl
WW2
 
73.5
3.2
0.0
-1.6
2 Duke Snider
1947 - 1964
CF
66.5
Pl
WW2
 
70.6
-6.0
0.0
-1.9
3 Larry Doby
1947 - 1959
CF
49.4
Pl
WW2
Y
 
47.7
-0.1
0.0
-1.8
4 Ben Chapman
1930 - 1946
CF
41.9
WW2
 
36.8
0.5
0.5
-4.2
5 Andy Pafko
1943 - 1959
CF
36.7
 
36.5
-3.4
0.0
-3.6
6 Bobby Thomson
1946 - 1960
CF
33.1
WW2
 
31.7
-1.1
0.0
-2.5
7 Dom DiMaggio
1940 - 1953
CF
31.8
WW2
 
27.5
3.0
0.0
-1.3
8 Lloyd Waner
1927 - 1945
CF
24.1
Pl
 
23.0
-2.1
0.0
-3.3
9 Johnny Hopp
1939 - 1952
CF
22.7
 
22.1
-3.1
0.0
-3.7
10 Stan Spence
1940 - 1949
CF
22.3
WW2
 
25.6
-4.9
0.0
-1.6
11 Pete Reiser
1940 - 1952
CF
21.7
WW2
 
20.7
-0.3
0.0
-1.4
12 Barney McCosky
1939 - 1953
CF
20.7
WW2
 
19.7
-2.0
0.0
-3.0
13 Terry Moore
1935 - 1948
CF
19.0
WW2
 
16.0
1.7
0.1
-1.3
14 Sam Chapman
1938 - 1951
CF
17.4
WW2
 
17.8
-2.5
0.0
-2.1
15 Vince DiMaggio
1937 - 1946
CF
17.1
 
15.5
0.6
0.0
-1.1
16 Johnny Lindell
1941 - 1954
CF
15.6
WW2
 
12.4
-0.3
1.2
-2.3
17 Wally Judnich
1940 - 1949
CF
15.1
WW2
 
16.1
-2.3
0.0
-1.3
18 Mike Kreevich
1931 - 1945
CF
14.8
WW2
 
10.7
2.9
0.0
-1.3
19 Bobby Estalella
1935 - 1949
CF
14.1
 
15.2
-2.5
0.0
-1.5
20 Hoot Evers
1941 - 1956
CF
13.0
WW2
 
11.2
-1.6
0.0
-3.4
21 Harry Walker
1940 - 1955
CF
11.0
WW2
 
11.4
-1.6
0.0
-1.2
22 Goody Rosen
1937 - 1946
CF
10.6
 
9.2
0.4
0.0
-1.0
23 Hersh Martin
1937 - 1945
CF
9.0
 
10.1
-2.6
0.0
-1.6
24 Doc Cramer
1929 - 1948
CF
8.7
 
12.6
-6.2
0.1
-2.2
25 Buster Adams
1939 - 1947
CF
8.3
 
9.3
-1.6
0.0
-0.7
26 Milt Byrnes
1943 - 1945
CF
7.0
 
6.2
-0.5
0.0
-1.3
27 Thurman Tucker
1942 - 1951
CF
6.9
WW2
 
4.6
1.7
0.0
-0.6
28 Roy Weatherly
1936 - 1950
CF
6.4
WW2
 
6.1
-0.8
0.0
-1.1
29 Johnny Groth
1946 - 1960
CF
5.9
WW2
 
8.2
-4.0
0.0
-1.7
30 Oris Hockett
1938 - 1945
CF
4.9
 
5.2
-1.9
0.0
-1.6
31 Catfish Metkovich
1943 - 1954
CF
4.7
 
5.6
-3.6
0.0
-2.7
32 Larry Rosenthal
1936 - 1945
CF
4.2
 
3.8
-0.8
0.0
-1.2
33 Carden Gillenwater
1940 - 1948
CF
4.1
 
3.0
0.8
0.0
-0.3
34 Leon Culberson
1943 - 1948
CF
2.6
 
3.5
-1.5
0.0
-0.7
35 Hub Walker
1931 - 1945
CF
2.0
WW2
 
2.3
-0.8
0.0
-0.6
36 Marv Rackley
1947 - 1950
CF
2.0
WW2
 
2.2
-0.6
0.0
-0.4
37 Dain Clay
1943 - 1946
CF
1.9
 
0.7
0.8
0.0
-0.3
38 Felix Mackiewicz
1941 - 1947
CF
1.5
 
1.8
-0.5
0.0
-0.2
39 Chuck Diering
1947 - 1956
CF
1.1
WW2
 
2.4
-1.7
0.0
-0.4
40 Frenchy Bordagaray
1934 - 1945
CF
0.7
 
4.7
-5.5
0.0
-1.5
41 Dick Whitman
1946 - 1951
CF
0.6
WW2
 
0.4
-0.5
0.0
-0.7
42 George Binks
1944 - 1948
CF
0.6
 
0.2
-0.9
0.0
-1.2
43 Jose Zardon
1945 - 1945
CF
0.5
 
0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
44 Al Gionfriddo
1944 - 1947
CF
0.4
WW2
 
1.9
-1.8
0.0
-0.3
45 Tommy Tatum
1941 - 1947
CF
0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
46 Lloyd Gearhart
1947 - 1947
CF
-0.0
 
0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
47 Loyd Christopher
1945 - 1947
CF
-0.0
 
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
48 Stan Wentzel
1945 - 1945
CF
-0.1
 
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
49 George Bradley
1946 - 1946
CF
-0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
50 Jess Pike
1946 - 1946
CF
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
 
  Pete Reiser
1940 - 1952
CF
21.7
WW2
 
20.7
-0.3
0.0
-1.4
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