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Charlie Lau    \LOW\  (rhymes with now)

Charles Richard Lau

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 12, 1933 in Romulus, Michigan, US
Died: March 18, 1984 in Key Colony Beach, Florida, US
High School: Romulus HS (Romulus, 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
1952 19 -2.2 Jamestown PONY D DET 92 295 98 27 5 7 .332 .529 156
1955 22 -1.5 Durham CARL B DET 127 396 116 18 5 18 .293 .500 198
1956 23 -3.9 Charleston AA AAA DET 110 383 322 32 83 11 4 12 53 1 49 48 .258 .361 .429 .790 138 6 6 1 5
1957 24 -3.4 Charleston AA AAA DET 70 241 202 23 49 14 1 8 25 1 37 33 .243 .357 .441 .797 89 0 0 2 9
1958 25 -2.2 Charleston AA AAA DET 39 130 115 10 33 5 0 3 14 0 14 9 .287 .369 .409 .778 47 1 0 0 6
1959 26 -1.6 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA MLN,DET 121 438 390 55 114 29 2 20 79 1 40 53 .292 .357 .531 .888 207 2 1 5 7
1959 26 -1.6 Louisville,Charleston AA AAA DET,MLN 121 438 390 55 114 29 2 20 79 1 40 53 .292 .357 .531 .888 207 2 1 5 7
1959 26 -1.6 Charleston AA AAA DET 4
1959 26 -1.6 Louisville AA AAA MLN 117
1961 28 1.5 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN 45 165 143 22 42 7 1 6 22 0 1 22 12 .294 .388 .483 .870 69
7 Seasons 604 2048 1863 142 535 111 18 74 193 3 1 162 155 .287 .345 .485 .830 904 6 9 2 12 22
D (1 season) D 92 295 295 98 27 5 7 .332 .332 .529 .861 156
B (1 season) B 127 396 396 116 18 5 18 .293 .293 .500 .793 198
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 385 1357 1172 142 321 66 8 49 193 3 1 162 155 .274 .363 .469 .832 550 6 9 2 12 22
A 7890 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 PB lgCS% PO
1956 23 Charleston AA AAA DET C 99 537 475 52 10 7 .981 5.32 11
1957 24 Charleston AA AAA DET C 64 352 310 36 6 3 .983 5.41 12
1958 25 Charleston AA AAA DET C 35 182 156 23 3 3 .984 5.11 0
1959 26 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA MLN,DET C 112 660 609 46 5 5 .992 5.85 18
1959 26 Louisville, Charleston AA AAA DET,MLN C 112 660 609 46 5 5 .992 5.85 18
1961 28 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN C 37 236 219 13 4 2 .983 6.27 6
5 Seasons 347 1967 1769 170 28 20 .986 5.59 47

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1968 35 Shreveport TL AA ATL 1 of 1 140 78 62 .557
1 Season 140 78 62 .557

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1952 19 Jamestown Falcons Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League D DET
1953 20 Military Service
1954 21 Military Service
1955 22 Durham Bulls Carolina League B DET
1956 23 Charleston Senators American Association AAA DET
1956 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1956-09-12 1956-09-16
1957 24 Charleston Senators American Association AAA DET
1958 25 Charleston Senators American Association AAA DET
1958 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1958-05-02 1958-09-23
1959 26 Charleston Senators American Association AAA DET 1
1959 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1959-04-22 1959-05-02
1959 26 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA MLN 2
1960 27 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1960-04-22 1960-09-12
1961 28 Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League AAA MLN
1961 28 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1961-04-20 1961-06-09
1961 28 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 2 1961-08-26 1961-09-27
1962 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1962-04-15 1962-09-26
1963 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1963-04-14 1963-06-30
1963 30 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB KCA 2 1963-07-02 1963-09-29
1964 31 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB KCA 1 1964-04-14 1964-06-14
1964 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 2 1964-06-15 1964-10-03
1965 32 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1965-04-17 1965-10-02
1966 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-25
1967 34 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1967-04-15 1967-05-28
1967 34 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 2 1967-06-01 1967-09-29

Sabr ID: 914afe81

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