Shanks's BA usually hovered around .250 with little power, but his defensive versatility
kept him in the ML for 14 seasons; he had a strong arm and could play any infield
or outfield position well. In 1921, after nine years of constantly switching positions
for the Senators, he played the entire season at third 26
base. He hit an
uncharacteristic .302 and led the AL in triples (19).