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George Altman

George Lee Altman (Big George)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, NC
School: Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1959 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1959 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Mets 1959-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 34)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1957 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1959 26 CHC NL 135 467 420 54 103 14 4 12 47 1 0 34 80 .245 .312 .383 .695 86 161 8 7 6 1 4 *8/9
1960 27 CHC NL 119 373 334 50 89 16 4 13 51 4 3 32 67 .266 .330 .455 .785 115 152 4 1 2 3 6 8793
1961 28 CHC NL 138 573 518 77 157 28 12 27 96 6 2 40 92 .303 .353 .560 .913 138 290 4 4 4 7 3 *98/37 AS,MVP-14
1962 29 CHC NL 147 603 534 74 170 27 5 22 74 19 7 62 89 .318 .393 .511 .904 137 273 8 5 0 2 14 *93/8 AS
1963 30 STL NL 135 521 464 62 127 18 7 9 47 13 4 47 93 .274 .339 .401 .740 104 186 7 2 2 6 2 *97
1964 31 NYM NL 124 445 422 48 97 14 1 9 47 4 2 18 70 .230 .262 .332 .594 69 140 8 1 2 2 4 *79
1965 32 CHC NL 90 216 196 24 46 7 1 4 23 3 2 19 36 .235 .302 .342 .644 80 67 1 0 1 0 2 7/39
1966 33 CHC NL 88 201 185 19 41 6 0 5 17 2 2 14 37 .222 .276 .335 .612 69 62 3 0 2 0 3 7/39
1967 34 CHC NL 15 20 18 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 .111 .200 .222 .422 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 /739
9 Yrs 991 3419 3091 409 832 132 34 101 403 52 22 268 572 .269 .329 .432 .761 106 1335 43 20 19 21 38
162 Game Avg. 162 559 505 67 136 22 6 17 66 9 4 44 94 .269 .329 .432 .761 106 218 7 3 3 3 6
CHC (7 yrs) 732 2453 2205 299 608 100 26 83 309 35 16 203 409 .276 .340 .458 .797 113 1009 28 17 15 13 32
NYM (1 yr) 124 445 422 48 97 14 1 9 47 4 2 18 70 .230 .262 .332 .594 69 140 8 1 2 2 4
STL (1 yr) 135 521 464 62 127 18 7 9 47 13 4 47 93 .274 .339 .401 .740 104 186 7 2 2 6 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1959 26 CHC NL 135 467 -5 2 0 8 -1 5 0.6 18 23 2.3 .504 .503 1.5 0.8 14 *8/9
1960 27 CHC NL 119 373 4 -2 1 -1 -4 -2 -0.2 14 12 1.2 .498 .499 1.4 -0.6 14 8793
1961 28 CHC NL 138 573 25 2 2 -4 -6 19 1.9 22 42 4.1 .514 .512 4.5 -1.0 45 *98/37 AS,MVP-14
1962 29 CHC NL 147 603 24 -3 1 -2 -7 14 1.5 23 37 3.8 .510 .509 3.9 -0.8 39 *93/8 AS
1963 30 STL NL 135 521 6 2 2 2 -6 6 0.7 20 25 2.8 .505 .504 2.4 -0.3 23 *97
1964 31 NYM NL 124 445 -12 -0 2 2 -6 -15 -1.6 17 2 0.2 .487 .490 -0.2 -0.3 0 *79
1965 32 CHC NL 90 216 -5 0 1 -4 -2 -9 -1.0 8 -1 -0.2 .489 .494 0.2 -0.6 3 7/39
1966 33 CHC NL 88 201 -7 -1 -0 -4 -2 -15 -1.7 7 -8 -0.9 .480 .489 -0.5 -0.6 -4 7/39
1967 34 CHC NL 15 20 -2 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .476 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /739
9 Seasons 991 3419 28 -1 9 -3 -33 1 -0.2 129 130 12.9 .500 .501 13.1 -3.6 133
CHC (7 yrs) 732 2453 35 -2 6 -8 -21 10 0.7 92 102 10.0 .501 .502 10.8 -3.0 110
NYM (1 yr) 124 445 -12 -0 2 2 -6 -15 -1.6 17 2 0.2 .487 .490 -0.2 -0.3 0
STL (1 yr) 135 521 6 2 2 2 -6 6 0.7 20 25 2.8 .505 .504 2.4 -0.3 23

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1959 CHC NL 26 OF 121 103 100 949.0 288 278 7 3 2 .990 8 10 2.70 2.36 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 CHC NL 26 CF 120 102 99 941.0 285 275 7 3 2 .989 8 10 2.70 2.35 .980 2.62 2.59
1959 CHC NL 26 RF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 75 3.38 3.00 .977 1.91 1.90
1960 CHC NL 27 OF 79 65 55 600.0 147 144 2 1 0 .993 0 0 2.19 1.85 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CHC NL 27 CF 30 25 24 230.0 66 65 1 0 0 1.000 1 5 2.58 2.20 .981 2.60 2.60
1960 CHC NL 27 LF 27 20 16 197.1 39 39 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.78 1.44 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 CHC NL 27 RF 24 20 15 172.2 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -0 -3 1.82 1.46 .979 1.99 1.99
1960 CHC NL 27 1B 21 18 16 168.0 179 164 14 1 15 .994 -1 -10 9.54 8.48 .990 9.57 9.55
1961 CHC NL 28 OF 130 128 114 1145.1 275 258 11 6 2 .978 -3 -3 2.11 2.07 .977 2.16 2.14 AS,MVP-14
1961 CHC NL 28 RF 115 114 102 998.0 212 197 11 4 2 .981 -7 -8 1.88 1.81 .974 1.93 1.91 AS,MVP-14
1961 CHC NL 28 CF 25 13 11 139.1 60 58 0 2 0 .967 4 36 3.75 2.32 .981 2.63 2.60 AS,MVP-14
1961 CHC NL 28 1B 3 3 1 19.0 21 20 1 0 3 1.000 -0 -32 9.95 7.00 .990 9.81 9.73 AS,MVP-14
1961 CHC NL 28 LF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 1.12 1.00 .970 1.91 1.90 AS,MVP-14
1962 CHC NL 29 OF 129 127 120 1128.0 249 234 8 7 3 .972 -1 -1 1.93 1.88 .974 2.07 2.05 AS
1962 CHC NL 29 RF 125 124 117 1091.0 243 230 7 6 4 .975 -0 -1 1.96 1.90 .975 1.90 1.88 AS
1962 CHC NL 29 1B 16 13 12 125.0 129 121 8 0 13 1.000 -0 -4 9.29 8.06 .990 9.79 9.70 AS
1962 CHC NL 29 CF 6 3 3 37.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -1 -29 1.46 1.00 .979 2.48 2.45 AS
1963 STL NL 30 OF 124 118 91 1039.1 233 220 8 5 1 .979 2 3 1.97 1.84 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 STL NL 30 RF 116 111 86 966.1 212 199 8 5 1 .976 2 2 1.93 1.78 .976 1.83 1.82
1963 STL NL 30 LF 13 7 5 73.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 0 8 2.34 1.46 .971 1.80 1.79
1964 NYM NL 31 OF 109 105 94 905.0 221 202 12 7 3 .968 2 3 2.13 1.96 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 NYM NL 31 LF 95 91 81 785.1 197 182 8 7 2 .964 3 4 2.18 2.00 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 NYM NL 31 RF 14 14 13 119.2 26 22 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -5 1.96 1.86 .973 1.89 1.88
1965 CHC NL 32 OF 45 43 26 339.2 70 66 0 4 0 .943 -4 -13 1.75 1.47 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 CHC NL 32 LF 44 42 26 338.2 72 68 0 4 0 .944 -4 -12 1.81 1.55 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 CHC NL 32 1B 2 1 1 8.1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 0 14 12.96 6.00 .990 9.94 10.05
1965 CHC NL 32 RF 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1966 CHC NL 33 OF 42 34 27 302.1 48 42 4 2 0 .958 -4 -17 1.37 1.10 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 CHC NL 33 LF 41 33 26 294.1 47 41 4 2 0 .957 -4 -17 1.38 1.10 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 CHC NL 33 1B 4 3 3 26.0 29 27 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -5 10.04 7.25 .989 9.90 9.90
1966 CHC NL 33 RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 2.00
1967 CHC NL 34 OF 4 2 1 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 0.95 0.50 .975 2.04 2.02
1967 CHC NL 34 LF 3 1 1 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -55 0.69 0.33 .970 1.73 1.73
1967 CHC NL 34 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1967 CHC NL 34 RF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.50 1.00 .980 2.10 2.00
9 Seasons OF 783 725 628 6427.2 1533 1446 52 35 11 .977 -1 -0 2.10 1.91 .976 2.09 2.08
9 Seasons RF 398 387 335 3370.2 734 687 31 16 8 .978 -7 -2 1.92 1.80 .975 1.89 1.88
7 Seasons LF 224 195 156 1709.2 377 351 12 14 2 .963 -6 -4 1.91 1.62 .966 1.75 1.74
4 Seasons CF 181 143 137 1347.1 418 404 8 6 2 .986 12 11 2.75 2.28 .980 2.61 2.59
6 Seasons 1B 47 38 33 348.1 372 346 25 1 34 .997 -2 -8 9.59 7.89 .990 9.70 9.67
9 Seasons TOT 830 763 661 6776.0 1905 1792 77 36 45 .981 -3 -1 2.48 2.25 .979 2.48 2.51
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1961 NL (14, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 NL  .303 (10th)
1962 NL  .318 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1962 NL  .393 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1961 NL  .560 (6th)
1962 NL  .511 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1961 NL  .913 (10th)
1962 NL  .904 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1961 NL  290 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 NL  28 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1961 NL  12 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1961 NL  27 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1961 NL  96 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1961 NL  92 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1962 NL  19 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1961 NL  138 (9th)
1962 NL  137 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1961 NL  105 (10th)
1962 NL  110 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1962 NL  29 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1962 NL  2.9 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1961 NL  67 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1961 NL  .701 (8th)
1962 NL  .724 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 NL  7 (6th)
1963 NL  6 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  14 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
1962 NL  73.08 (10th)
1963 NL  76.47 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1962 NL  20.4 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1961 NL  19.2 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1961 NL  41.66 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1961 NL  4.0 (6th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  182 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  8 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  2 (1st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  115 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  197 (2nd)
1962 NL  230 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (2nd)
1963 NL  8 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  4 (4th)
1962 NL  6 (5th)
1963 NL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  2 (3rd)
1962 NL  4 (2nd)
1963 NL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1964 NL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1964 NL  2.18 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  2.00 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  8 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1959 NL  2.70 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  2.35 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  .989 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1962 NL  1.96 (5th)
1963 NL  1.93 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  1.81 (4th)
1962 NL  1.90 (4th)
1963 NL  1.78 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  .981 (1st)
1962 NL  .975 (3rd)
1963 NL  .976 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1959 NL  2.70 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  .990 (4th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (762), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 27 (878), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 15 (985), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1833), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (164th), 12.9 career WAR/14.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Big George gearge George goerge Lee Altman

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