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Preston Ward

Preston Meyer Ward

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 24, 1927 in Columbia, Missouri, US
Died: June 2, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US
High School: Springfield HS (Springfield, MO)
School: Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)

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
1944 16 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B BRO 77 298 276 51 69 12 9 4 46 5 22 48 .250 .305 .402 .708 111 0 0
1944 16 -3.4 Zanesville OHSL D BRO 74 296 274 51 69 12 9 4 46 5 22 48 .252 .307 .405 .713 111 0 0
1944 16 -8.1 Newport News PIED B BRO 3 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
1945 17 -6.2 Newport News PIED B BRO 90 305 99 18 2 2 .325 .416 127
1946 18 -6.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA BRO 108 399 86 17 2 7 .216 .321 128
1946 18 -6.0 Danville IIIL B BRO 107 398 85 17 2 7 .214 .319 127
1946 18 -8.8 Fort Worth TL AA BRO 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1
1947 19 -5.2 Pueblo WL A BRO 125 465 151 30 21 17 .325 .589 274
1948 20 -7.4 Mobile SOUA AA BRO 85 301 86 21 4 11 .286 .492 148
1949 21 -6.2 Fort Worth TL AA BRO 155 581 176 39 8 13 .303 .465 270
1957 29 -0.2 San Diego PCL Opn CLE 100 374 327 49 108 15 1 22 70 2 44 46 .330 .406 .584 .991 191 8 0 0 3
7 Seasons 740 2723 2654 100 775 152 47 76 116 7 66 94 .292 .309 .471 .779 1249 8 0 0 3
Opn (1 season) Opn 100 374 327 49 108 15 1 22 70 2 44 46 .330 .406 .584 .991 191 8 0 0 3
D (1 season) D 74 296 274 51 69 12 9 4 46 5 22 48 .252 .307 .405 .713 111 0 0
B (3 seasons) B 200 705 705 184 35 4 9 .261 .261 .360 .621 254
A (1 season) A 125 465 465 151 30 21 17 .325 .325 .589 .914 274
AA (3 seasons) AA 241 883 883 263 60 12 24 .298 .298 .475 .772 419
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
1944 16 Zanesville OHSL D BRO 1B 74 647 600 29 18 59 .972 8.50
1957 29 San Diego PCL Opn CLE 1B 95 766 707 51 8 68 .990 7.98
2 Seasons 169 1413 1307 80 26 127 .982 8.21

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1944 16 Zanesville Dodgers Ohio State League D BRO
1944 16 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League B BRO
1945 17 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League B BRO
1946 18 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA BRO
1946 18 Danville Dodgers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B BRO
1947 19 Pueblo Dodgers Western League A BRO
1948 20 Mobile Bears Southern Association AA BRO
1948 20 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB BRO 1
1949 21 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA BRO
1950 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1950-04-18 1950-10-01
1951 23 Military Service
1952 24 Military Service
1953 25 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1953-04-14 1953-06-02
1953 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 2 1953-06-04 1953-09-27
1954 26 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-25
1955 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
1956 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1956-04-18 1956-05-13
1956 28 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 2 1956-05-18 1956-09-30
1957 29 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Opn CLE
1957 29 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1957-04-20 1957-05-15
1958 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1958-04-15 1958-06-15
1958 30 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB KCA 2 1958-06-18 1958-09-28
1959 31 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB KCA 1 1959-04-10 1959-08-18

Sabr ID: e3c14127

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