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Joe Lafata

Joseph Joseph Lafata

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 163 lb.

Born: August 3, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, US
Died: May 6, 2004 in Roseville, Michigan, US
High School: Eastern HS (Detroit, MI)

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1940 18 -3.8 Muskegon MICH C DET 93 342 95 10 1 7 .278 .374 128
1941 19 -4.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs C DET 105 396 106 14 5 5 .268 .366 145
1941 19 -4.5 Eau Claire NORL C 86 322 92 13 4 3 .286 .379 122
1941 19 -5.0 Texarkana CSTL C DET 19 74 14 1 1 2 .189 .311 23
1942 20 -8.3 Minneapolis AA AA 42 148 134 13 30 4 0 2 13 0 11 25 .224 .283 .299 .581 40 2 0 3
1945 23 -5.2 Minneapolis AA AA 146 570 495 83 135 25 3 5 69 9 69 84 .273 .363 .366 .728 181 9 1 5
1946 24 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYG 93 334 307 37 88 17 6 7 42 3 6 24 34 .287 .340 .450 .790 138 4 1 2
1946 24 -2.6 Jersey City IL AAA NYG 85 312 285 36 85 16 6 7 41 2 6 24 34 .298 .355 .470 .825 134 4 1 2
1946 24 -4.7 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG 8 22 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 .136 .182 4
1948 26 -2.5 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG 130 526 474 78 137 30 3 14 76 12 45 71 .289 .358 .454 .812 215 6 1
1950 28 0.5 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG 78 239 202 48 55 12 2 9 38 3 36 24 .272 .382 .485 .868 98 5 0 1
1951 29 -1.2 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA 141 493 442 50 96 19 4 10 63 4 38 48 .217 .284 .346 .630 153 3 10
1951 29 -1.2 Portland,Oakland PCL AAA 141 493 442 50 96 19 4 10 63 4 38 48 .217 .284 .346 .630 153 3 10
1951 29 -1.2 Oakland PCL AAA 22 76 71 12 17 1 1 2 11 0 3 11 .239 .280 .366 .646 26 1 1
1951 29 -1.2 Portland PCL AAA 119 417 371 38 79 18 3 8 52 4 35 37 .213 .284 .342 .627 127 2 9
1952 30 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs Opn-A 20 56 52 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 2 5 .115 .179 .115 .294 6 2 0
1952 30 -0.2 Portland PCL Opn 16 46 42 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 5 .095 .174 .143 .317 6 2 0
1952 30 4.3 Augusta SALL A 4 10 2 .200
9 Seasons 848 3104 2844 309 748 133 24 59 303 31 6 225 291 .263 .320 .388 .708 1104 20 13 22
Opn (1 season) Opn 16 46 42 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 5 .095 .174 .143 .317 6 2 0
C (2 seasons) C 198 738 738 201 24 6 12 .272 .272 .370 .642 273
A (1 season) A 4 10 10 2 .200 .200
AA (2 seasons) AA 188 718 629 96 165 29 3 7 82 9 80 109 .262 .346 .351 .698 221 11 1 8
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 442 1592 1425 213 376 78 15 40 219 22 6 143 177 .264 .335 .424 .759 604 9 10 14
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1940 18 Muskegon MICH C DET 1B 91 871 811 33 27 .969 9.27
1941 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs C DET 1B 102 980 908 39 33 .966 9.28
1941 19 Texarkana CSTL C DET 1B 19 148 134 5 9 .939 7.32
1941 19 Eau Claire NORL C 1B 83 832 774 34 24 .971 9.73
1942 20 Minneapolis AA AA 1B 40 374 345 21 8 29 .979 9.15
1945 23 Minneapolis AA AA 1B 146 1357 1231 103 23 121 .983 9.14
1946 24 Jersey City IL AAA NYG OF 33 78 72 2 4 0 .949 2.24
1946 24 Jersey City IL AAA NYG 1B 42 381 343 28 10 31 .974 8.83
1948 26 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG OF 86 231 214 9 8 0 .965 2.59
1948 26 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG 1B 42 343 305 31 7 44 .980 8.00
1950 28 Minneapolis AA AAA NYG OF 53 68 58 5 5 0 .926 1.19
1951 29 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA 1B 121 1061 965 78 18 92 .983 8.62
1951 29 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OF 11 31 24 3 4 0 .871 2.45
1951 29 Portland, Oakland PCL AAA OF 11 31 24 3 4 0 .871 2.45
1951 29 Portland, Oakland PCL AAA 1B 121 1061 965 78 18 92 .983 8.62
1952 30 Portland PCL Opn 1B 13 111 104 5 2 9 .982 8.38
9 Seasons 780 5886 5380 357 149 326 .975 7.36
1B (8 seasons) 1B 597 5478 5012 338 128 326 .977 8.96
OF (4 seasons) OF 183 408 368 19 21 0 .949 2.11
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 96a7e56d

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