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Rubén Amaro

Ruben (Mora) Amaro

Positions: Shortstop, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 6, 1936 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1958 (Age 22.174)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees/Angels/Cardinals 1958-1969

Final Game: September 28, 1969 (Age 33.265)
Relatives: Father of Ruben Amaro
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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
1958 22 STL NL 40 82 76 8 17 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 8 .224 .272 .276 .548 43 21 3 0 1 0 1 6/4
1960 24 PHI NL 92 292 264 25 61 9 1 0 16 0 1 21 32 .231 .292 .273 .564 57 72 5 2 4 1 2 6
1961 25 PHI NL 135 447 381 34 98 14 9 1 32 1 0 53 59 .257 .351 .349 .700 90 133 9 2 11 0 2 *6/34
1962 26 PHI NL 79 265 226 24 55 10 0 0 19 5 2 30 28 .243 .330 .288 .617 70 65 6 1 4 4 4 6/3
1963 27 PHI NL 115 245 217 25 47 9 2 2 19 0 1 19 31 .217 .276 .304 .580 68 66 4 0 6 3 6 65/3
1964 28 PHI NL 129 323 299 31 79 11 0 4 34 1 6 16 37 .264 .307 .341 .648 84 102 5 3 4 1 2 63/457 MVP-21,GG
1965 29 PHI NL 118 218 184 26 39 7 0 0 15 1 1 27 22 .212 .312 .250 .562 62 46 6 1 3 3 3 36/4
1966 30 NYY AL 14 23 23 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .217 .217 .217 .435 29 5 2 0 0 0 0 6
1967 31 NYY AL 130 470 417 31 93 12 0 1 17 3 2 43 49 .223 .297 .259 .556 70 108 13 1 9 0 4 *6/53
1968 32 NYY AL 47 50 41 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 .122 .280 .146 .426 36 6 0 0 0 0 0 63
1969 33 CAL AL 41 36 27 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .222 .323 .222 .545 59 6 0 0 5 0 0 3/465
11 Yrs 940 2451 2155 211 505 75 13 8 156 11 14 227 280 .234 .309 .292 .601 71 630 53 10 47 12 24
162 Game Avg. 162 422 371 36 87 13 2 1 27 2 2 39 48 .234 .309 .292 .601 71 109 9 2 8 2 4
PHI (6 yrs) 668 1790 1571 165 379 60 12 7 135 8 11 166 209 .241 .315 .308 .623 74 484 35 9 32 12 19
NYY (3 yrs) 191 543 481 34 103 13 0 1 20 3 2 52 57 .214 .292 .247 .540 65 119 15 1 9 0 4
STL (1 yr) 40 82 76 8 17 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 8 .224 .272 .276 .548 43 21 3 0 1 0 1
CAL (1 yr) 41 36 27 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .222 .323 .222 .545 59 6 0 0 5 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 708 1872 1647 173 396 62 13 7 135 8 12 171 217 .240 .313 .307 .620 73 505 38 9 33 12 20
AL (4 yrs) 232 579 508 38 109 13 0 1 21 3 2 56 63 .215 .294 .246 .540 65 125 15 1 14 0 4

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
1958 22 STL NL 40 82 -7 -0 -0 -2 1 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .477 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -3 6/4
1960 24 PHI NL 92 292 -17 1 1 -3 5 -14 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .484 .491 -0.0 0.2 1 6
1961 25 PHI NL 135 447 -3 2 -1 3 7 8 0.8 17 25 2.5 .506 .505 2.2 1.0 22 *6/34
1962 26 PHI NL 79 265 -9 1 -0 4 4 -1 -0.1 10 9 0.9 .499 .500 0.5 0.9 5 6/3
1963 27 PHI NL 115 245 -11 0 0 1 5 -4 -0.5 9 5 0.5 .496 .497 0.3 0.7 4 65/3
1964 28 PHI NL 129 323 -5 -3 1 -2 2 -8 -0.8 12 5 0.5 .493 .495 0.6 0.1 6 63/457 MVP-21,GG
1965 29 PHI NL 118 218 -7 -1 -0 -3 0 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .490 .492 -0.1 -0.3 0 $20,000 36/4
1966 30 NYY AL 14 23 -2 -0 -0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $22,500 6
1967 31 NYY AL 130 470 -14 -1 -1 -3 7 -12 -1.6 15 4 -0.0 .489 .491 0.5 0.4 6 *6/53
1968 32 NYY AL 47 50 -2 -0 0 -3 0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.6 .485 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $25,000 63
1969 33 CAL AL 41 36 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $25,000 3/465
11 Seasons 940 2451 -80 -2 -2 -7 32 -57 -7.0 90 32 2.3 .493 .496 3.3 2.6 39 $92,500
PHI (6 yrs) 668 1790 -53 0 0 0 23 -29 -3.4 68 39 3.6 .495 .497 3.5 2.6 39 $20,000
NYY (3 yrs) 191 543 -18 -2 -1 -5 8 -19 -2.5 18 -1 -0.7 .488 .493 0.2 0.1 4 $47,500
STL (1 yr) 40 82 -7 -0 -0 -2 1 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .477 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -3
CAL (1 yr) 41 36 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $25,000

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
1958 STL NL 22 SS 36 21 14 211.1 115 44 65 6 18 .948 -2 -14 4.64 3.03 .964 5.11 5.08
1958 STL NL 22 2B 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 80 6.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.30
1960 PHI NL 24 SS 92 90 65 742.1 397 153 230 14 47 .965 -3 -5 4.64 4.16 .960 4.81 4.80
1961 PHI NL 25 SS 132 127 102 1083.0 641 243 379 19 91 .970 2 2 5.17 4.71 .959 4.92 4.87
1961 PHI NL 25 1B 3 0 0 8.0 11 11 0 0 1 1.000 0 75 12.38 3.67 .990 9.79 9.73
1961 PHI NL 25 2B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 3.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1962 PHI NL 26 SS 78 71 63 619.0 379 143 224 12 50 .968 4 8 5.34 4.71 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 PHI NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1963 PHI NL 27 SS 63 42 31 389.2 222 90 121 11 24 .950 -2 -7 4.87 3.35 .961 4.83 4.82
1963 PHI NL 27 3B 45 16 10 205.2 65 15 48 2 4 .969 4 22 2.76 1.40 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 PHI NL 27 1B 5 0 0 6.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -40 9.00 1.20 .988 9.75 9.78
1964 PHI NL 28 SS 79 69 47 613.0 342 141 191 10 44 .971 -5 -9 4.87 4.20 .963 5.03 5.00 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 1B 58 7 5 158.1 163 154 9 0 11 1.000 3 26 9.27 2.81 .990 10.02 9.95 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 2B 3 0 0 8.0 7 3 3 1 0 .857 -1 -90 6.75 2.00 .973 5.18 5.20 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 3B 3 0 0 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0.00 0.00 2.91 2.90 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00 MVP-21,GG
1965 PHI NL 29 1B 60 0 0 97.1 99 86 12 1 9 .990 1 10 9.06 1.63 .990 10.01 10.03
1965 PHI NL 29 SS 60 42 24 377.1 209 86 114 9 23 .957 -3 -10 4.77 3.33 .964 4.92 4.93
1965 PHI NL 29 2B 6 6 6 53.0 24 15 8 1 2 .958 -0 -11 3.91 3.83 .974 5.28 5.28
1966 NYY AL 30 SS 14 8 5 67.2 43 17 25 1 8 .977 1 14 5.59 3.00 .960 4.79 4.78
1967 NYY AL 31 SS 123 115 107 1052.2 602 212 374 16 73 .973 -2 -2 5.01 4.76 .963 4.62 4.63
1967 NYY AL 31 3B 3 1 1 15.0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 -1 -88 3.00 1.67 .954 3.12 3.13
1967 NYY AL 31 1B 2 1 1 13.0 16 14 2 0 2 1.000 0 18 11.08 8.00 .991 9.55 9.55
1968 NYY AL 32 SS 23 10 8 117.2 52 16 34 2 8 .962 -3 -29 3.82 2.17 .962 4.79 4.77
1968 NYY AL 32 1B 22 0 0 41.2 41 38 3 0 3 1.000 -0 -12 8.86 1.86 .989 9.59 9.54
1969 CAL AL 33 1B 18 0 0 30.0 29 29 0 0 1 1.000 0 8 8.70 1.61 .992 9.63 9.62
1969 CAL AL 33 2B 9 4 1 36.0 21 9 11 1 0 .952 1 27 5.00 2.22 .976 5.20 5.21
1969 CAL AL 33 SS 5 0 0 13.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 -0 -9 4.15 1.20 .967 4.98 4.96
1969 CAL AL 33 3B 2 1 1 11.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -55 2.45 1.50 .953 3.19 3.15
11 Seasons SS 705 595 466 5286.2 3008 1146 1762 100 387 .967 -14 -3 4.95 4.12 .962 4.87 4.86
8 Seasons 1B 169 8 6 355.1 366 339 26 1 28 .997 5 15 9.24 2.16 .990 9.91 9.88
4 Seasons 3B 53 18 12 240.1 75 19 52 4 4 .947 3 13 2.66 1.34 .943 2.95 2.94
5 Seasons 2B 20 10 7 103.0 55 28 24 3 2 .945 0 2 4.54 2.60 .975 5.25 5.24
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
11 Seasons TOT 948 631 491 5986.1 3504 1532 1864 108 421 .969 -7 -1 5.11 3.58 .964 5.10 5.65
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
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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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • 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.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Gold Gloves
1964 NL (SS)

Triples s c a p y
1961 NL  9 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (5th)
1967 AL  9 (8th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  132 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  243 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  379 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  19 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  91 (4th)
1967 AL  73 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1964 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1963 NL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1961 NL  5.17 (2nd)
1967 AL  5.01 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  4.71 (4th)
1967 AL  4.76 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  .970 (2nd)
1967 AL  .973 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2438), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (285th), 2.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1965 29 Philadelphia Phillies $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 30 New York Yankees $22,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 32 New York Yankees $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 33 California Angels $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$92,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Ruben (Mora) reuben Ruben rubian rubin rueben Amaro

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