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Willie Upshaw

Willie Clay Upshaw

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 27, 1957 in Blanco, Texas, US
High School: Blanco HS (Blanco, TX)

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 5th round of the 1975 MLB June Amateur Draft from Blanco HS (Blanco, TX).

Major League Stats / Japanese 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
1975 18 -1.5 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY 29 106 91 8 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 15 19 .088 .217 .099 .316 9 2 0 0 0 3
1976 19 -2.1 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 84 300 263 20 60 6 0 3 22 6 2 28 31 .228 .313 .285 .598 75 5 3 1
1977 20 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA NYY 128 551 492 58 139 18 9 7 51 4 12 53 69 .283 .352 .398 .750 196 2 0 4
1977 20 -1.6 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 87 382 335 38 92 13 7 3 29 2 11 43 50 .275 .356 .382 .738 128 1 0 3
1977 20 -3.1 West Haven EL AA NYY 41 169 157 20 47 5 2 4 22 2 1 10 19 .299 .343 .433 .776 68 1 0 1
1979 22 -2.9 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 140 591 526 71 131 25 8 12 68 3 3 52 90 .249 .318 .395 .713 208 4 3 6
1980 23 -1.8 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 100 433 358 55 91 13 7 9 52 11 7 65 62 .254 .367 .405 .772 145 2 3 5
5 Seasons 481 1981 1730 212 429 63 24 31 197 25 25 213 271 .248 .332 .366 .698 633 2 13 9 16 3
A- (1 season) A- 29 106 91 8 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 15 19 .088 .217 .099 .316 9 2 0 0 0 3
A (2 seasons) A 171 682 598 58 152 19 7 6 51 8 13 71 81 .254 .337 .339 .677 203 6 3 4
AA (1 season) AA 41 169 157 20 47 5 2 4 22 2 1 10 19 .299 .343 .433 .776 68 1 0 1
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 240 1024 884 126 222 38 15 21 120 14 10 117 152 .251 .339 .399 .738 353 6 6 11
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
1975 18 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY OF 6 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 1.33
1976 19 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY OF 12 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1.83
1977 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA NYY 1B 40 397 355 30 12 26 .970 9.63
1977 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A NYY OF 32 50 43 1 6 0 .880 1.38
1977 20 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY OF 13 18 14 1 3 0 .833 1.15
1977 20 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 1B 38 385 344 30 11 26 .971 9.84
1977 20 West Haven EL AA NYY OF 19 32 29 0 3 0 .906 1.53
1977 20 West Haven EL AA NYY 1B 2 12 11 0 1 0 .917 5.50
1979 22 Syracuse IL AAA TOR OF 98 181 165 8 8 1 .956 1.77
1979 22 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 1B 39 401 379 16 6 30 .985 10.13
1980 23 Syracuse IL AAA TOR OF 83 223 214 6 3 1 .987 2.65
1980 23 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 1B 17 158 141 13 4 10 .975 9.06
5 Seasons 327 1440 1326 75 39 69 .973 4.28
OF (5 seasons) OF 231 484 451 16 17 3 .965 2.02
1B (3 seasons) 1B 96 956 875 59 22 66 .977 9.73

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1998 41 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 100 64 36 .640
1999 42 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 120 78 42 .650
2000 43 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 139 78 61 .561
2009 52 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 2 140 65 75 .464
2010 53 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 140 83 57 .593
2011 54 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 127 68 59 .535
2012 55 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 139 67 72 .482
2013 56 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 139 54 85 .388
2014 57 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 of 1 137 45 92 .328
9 Seasons 1181 602 579 .510

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
1975 18 Oneonta Yankees New York-Pennsylvania League A- NYY
1976 19 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League A NYY
1977 20 West Haven Yankees Eastern League AA NYY
1977 20 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League A NYY
1978 21 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1978-04-09 1978-10-01
1979 22 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR
1980 23 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR
1980 23 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1980-04-09 1980-10-05
1981 24 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-03
1982 25 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1982-04-09 1982-10-03
1983 26 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 27 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1984-04-04 1984-09-30
1985 28 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-05
1986 29 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 30 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-03
1988 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1988-04-04 1988-09-28
1989 32 Fukuoka Daiei Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn
1990 33 Fukuoka Daiei Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn

Sabr ID: c5011c05

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