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Richie Ashburn

Don Richard Ashburn (Whitey or Put Put)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 19, 1927 in Tilden, NE
High School: Tilden HS (Tilden, NE)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 21.032)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1948-1962

Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 35.195)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1995.
   View Richie Ashburn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 9, 1997 in New York, NY
Buried: Gladwyne Methodist Church Cemetery, Gladwyne, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 31, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #136. Bobby Grich… #137. Edgar Martinez… #138. Gil Hodges… #139. RICHIE ASHBURN… #140. Luis Aparicio… #141. Lance Berkman… #142. Max Carey… 

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
1946 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1948 ★ 21 PHI NL 117 530 463 78 154 17 4 2 40 32 60 22 .333 .410 .400 .810 123 185 1 1 6 *O87 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1949 22 PHI NL 154 728 662 84 188 18 11 1 37 9 58 38 .284 .343 .349 .692 88 231 7 1 7 *8O MVP-23
1950 23 PHI NL 151 670 594 84 180 25 14 2 41 14 63 32 .303 .372 .402 .774 105 239 11 2 11 *8O
1951 ★ 24 PHI NL 154 712 643 92 221 31 5 4 63 29 6 50 37 .344 .393 .426 .819 122 274 4 2 17 *8O AS,MVP-7
1952 25 PHI NL 154 702 613 93 173 31 6 1 42 16 11 75 30 .282 .362 .357 .720 101 219 7 2 11 *8O
1953 ★ 26 PHI NL 156 702 622 110 205 25 9 2 57 14 6 61 35 .330 .394 .408 .802 110 254 3 5 14 *8O AS,MVP-19
1954 27 PHI NL 153 703 559 111 175 16 8 1 41 11 8 125 46 .313 .441 .376 .817 116 210 3 4 14 1 *8 MVP-19
1955 28 PHI NL 140 644 533 91 180 32 9 3 42 12 10 105 36 .338 .449 .448 .897 142 239 3 3 2 1 5 *8 MVP-14
1956 29 PHI NL 154 718 628 94 190 26 8 3 50 10 1 79 45 .303 .384 .384 .768 110 241 4 5 6 1 3 *8 MVP-30
1957 30 PHI NL 156 729 626 93 186 26 8 0 33 13 10 94 44 .297 .390 .364 .754 108 228 10 4 1 4 1 *8/9
1958 ★ 31 PHI NL 152 725 615 98 215 24 13 2 33 30 12 97 48 .350 .440 .441 .881 136 271 8 4 7 2 7 *8 AS,MVP-7
1959 32 PHI NL 153 660 564 86 150 16 2 1 20 9 11 79 42 .266 .360 .307 .667 80 173 10 6 7 4 4 *8
1960 33 CHC NL 151 672 547 99 159 16 5 0 40 16 4 116 50 .291 .415 .338 .753 112 185 4 1 7 1 1 *87
1961 34 CHC NL 109 368 307 49 79 7 4 0 19 7 6 55 27 .257 .373 .306 .679 84 94 4 3 1 2 2 87
1962 ★ 35 NYM NL 135 473 389 60 119 7 3 7 28 12 7 81 39 .306 .424 .393 .817 121 153 4 0 1 2 2 89/74 AS
15 Yrs 2189 9736 8365 1322 2574 317 109 29 586 234 92 1198 571 .308 .396 .382 .778 111 3196 83 43 112 18 25
162 Game Avg. 162 721 619 98 190 23 8 2 43 17 89 42 .308 .396 .382 .778 111 237 6 3 8
PHI (12 yrs) 1794 8223 7122 1114 2217 287 97 22 499 199 75 946 455 .311 .394 .388 .782 111 2764 71 39 103 13 20
CHC (2 yrs) 260 1040 854 148 238 23 9 0 59 23 10 171 77 .279 .400 .327 .727 101 279 8 4 8 3 3
NYM (1 yr) 135 473 389 60 119 7 3 7 28 12 7 81 39 .306 .424 .393 .817 121 153 4 0 1 2 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
1948 ★ 21 PHI NL 117 530 18 3 1 4 -1 25 2.5 20 45 4.5 .522 .516 4.2 0.3 41 $3,900 *O87 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1949 22 PHI NL 154 728 -8 -1 1 6 -1 -4 -0.5 26 23 2.2 .498 .498 1.6 0.5 17 $10,000 *8O MVP-23
1950 23 PHI NL 151 670 7 1 3 4 -1 14 1.2 25 39 3.8 .509 .509 3.5 0.2 35 $10,000 *8O
1951 ★ 24 PHI NL 154 712 22 4 4 12 -1 40 4.1 25 65 6.6 .527 .526 5.5 1.1 53 $14,000 *8O AS,MVP-7
1952 25 PHI NL 154 702 4 2 2 2 -1 9 0.9 25 34 3.4 .506 .506 3.3 0.1 32 $20,000 *8O
1953 ★ 26 PHI NL 156 702 15 1 4 19 -1 38 3.6 25 63 6.1 .524 .523 4.4 1.7 45 $17,000 *8O AS,MVP-19
1954 27 PHI NL 153 703 24 0 4 18 -1 46 4.6 25 71 7.0 .531 .529 5.2 1.8 52 $21,000 *8 MVP-19
1955 28 PHI NL 140 644 36 -0 2 6 -1 43 4.0 22 65 6.3 .531 .527 5.9 0.4 59 $22,500 *8 MVP-14
1956 29 PHI NL 154 718 16 -0 2 16 -1 33 3.1 25 58 5.6 .523 .522 4.3 1.4 41 $27,000 *8 MVP-30
1957 30 PHI NL 156 729 11 -1 1 20 -1 30 3.0 25 55 5.5 .521 .520 3.6 2.0 35 $29,000 *8/9
1958 ★ 31 PHI NL 152 725 38 2 2 4 -1 46 4.7 24 70 7.1 .531 .529 6.8 0.3 66 $30,000 *8 AS,MVP-7
1959 32 PHI NL 153 660 -14 -1 1 -17 -1 -32 -3.4 25 -8 -0.9 .478 .479 0.9 -1.8 9 $38,439 *8
1960 33 CHC NL 151 672 17 2 2 2 -4 19 2.0 24 44 4.4 .514 .513 4.3 -0.2 42 $35,000 *87
1961 34 CHC NL 109 368 -3 -0 0 -12 -1 -17 -1.8 14 -3 -0.4 .484 .489 0.9 -1.4 10 $32,500 87
1962 ★ 35 NYM NL 135 473 15 -3 0 -8 -3 3 0.3 18 20 2.1 .502 .502 2.8 -1.0 28 $29,000 89/74 AS
15 Seasons 2189 9736 197 8 29 76 -18 293 28.2 348 640 63.4 .514 .513 57.4 5.3 564 $339,339
PHI (12 yrs) 1794 8223 168 9 27 95 -11 287 27.7 292 579 57.2 .517 .515 49.3 7.9 484 $242,839
CHC (2 yrs) 260 1040 14 2 2 -11 -5 2 0.2 38 41 4.1 .501 .503 5.2 -1.6 52 $67,500
NYM (1 yr) 135 473 15 -3 0 -8 -3 3 0.3 18 20 2.1 .502 .502 2.8 -1.0 28 $29,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 23 PHI NL WS NYY L 4 17 17 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .176 .176 .235 .412 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 17 17 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .176 .176 .235 .412 4 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1948 PHI NL 21 OF 116 114 111 365 344 14 7 2 .981 3.09 .978 2.39 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1948 PHI NL 21 CF 102 101 98 334 317 10 7 2 .979 3.21 .984 2.75 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1948 PHI NL 21 LF 15 13 13 28 26 2 0 0 1.000 1.87 .970 2.30 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1949 PHI NL 22 CF 154 154 152 521 499 11 11 1 .979 3.31 .978 2.84 MVP-23
1949 PHI NL 22 OF 154 154 152 538 514 13 11 3 .980 3.42 .977 2.48 MVP-23
1950 PHI NL 23 CF 147 144 143 1291.0 416 403 8 5 2 .988 2.87 2.80 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 PHI NL 23 OF 147 144 143 1291.0 418 405 8 5 2 .988 2.88 2.81 .978 2.34 2.31
1951 PHI NL 24 CF 154 154 153 1380.1 554 533 14 7 6 .987 3.57 3.55 .983 2.88 2.87 AS,MVP-7
1951 PHI NL 24 OF 154 154 153 1380.1 560 538 15 7 6 .988 3.61 3.59 .981 2.42 2.41 AS,MVP-7
1952 PHI NL 25 CF 154 152 152 1372.2 442 414 19 9 5 .980 2.84 2.81 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 PHI NL 25 OF 154 152 152 1372.2 460 428 23 9 5 .980 2.96 2.93 .981 2.31 2.29
1953 PHI NL 26 CF 156 156 156 1369.0 509 484 19 6 5 .988 19 16 3.31 3.22 .980 2.84 2.78 AS,MVP-19
1953 PHI NL 26 OF 156 156 156 1369.0 519 496 18 5 4 .990 19 16 3.38 3.29 .980 2.37 2.32 AS,MVP-19
1954 PHI NL 27 OF 153 151 150 1342.1 503 483 12 8 2 .984 18 17 3.32 3.24 .975 2.36 2.34 MVP-19
1954 PHI NL 27 CF 151 151 150 1342.1 509 489 12 8 2 .984 18 17 3.36 3.32 .982 2.79 2.78 MVP-19
1955 PHI NL 28 CF 140 139 138 1216.2 411 394 10 7 3 .983 6 6 2.99 2.89 .982 2.61 2.59 MVP-14
1955 PHI NL 28 OF 140 139 138 1216.2 404 387 10 7 3 .983 6 6 2.94 2.84 .977 2.30 2.28 MVP-14
1956 PHI NL 29 CF 154 154 152 1368.1 521 501 11 9 4 .983 16 14 3.37 3.32 .982 2.76 2.73 MVP-30
1956 PHI NL 29 OF 154 154 152 1368.1 523 503 11 9 3 .983 16 14 3.38 3.34 .977 2.28 2.25 MVP-30
1957 PHI NL 30 OF 156 156 155 1400.0 527 502 18 7 7 .987 20 17 3.34 3.33 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 PHI NL 30 CF 154 154 153 1382.0 523 499 17 7 6 .987 20 17 3.36 3.35 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 PHI NL 30 RF 2 2 2 18.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 1 53 2.00 2.00 .972 2.00 2.00
1958 PHI NL 31 CF 152 152 150 1369.2 510 494 8 8 2 .984 4 4 3.30 3.30 .986 2.73 2.71 AS,MVP-7
1958 PHI NL 31 OF 152 152 150 1369.2 511 495 8 8 2 .984 4 4 3.31 3.31 .980 2.26 2.25 AS,MVP-7
1959 PHI NL 32 CF 149 144 141 1255.0 374 359 4 11 1 .971 -17 -16 2.60 2.44 .980 2.62 2.59
1959 PHI NL 32 OF 149 144 141 1255.0 374 359 4 11 1 .971 -17 -16 2.60 2.44 .977 2.21 2.19
1960 CHC NL 33 OF 146 145 120 1261.0 336 317 11 8 2 .976 2 2 2.34 2.25 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CHC NL 33 CF 97 90 78 805.1 221 209 7 5 1 .977 -6 -8 2.41 2.23 .981 2.60 2.60
1960 CHC NL 33 LF 58 55 42 455.2 118 112 3 3 0 .975 7 19 2.27 1.98 .974 1.99 1.99
1961 CHC NL 34 OF 76 69 48 603.1 138 131 4 3 0 .978 -12 -25 2.01 1.78 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 CHC NL 34 CF 62 56 38 488.1 108 105 2 1 0 .991 -13 -32 1.97 1.73 .981 2.63 2.60
1961 CHC NL 34 LF 15 13 10 115.0 29 25 2 2 0 .931 1 6 2.11 1.80 .973 1.88 1.86
1962 NYM NL 35 OF 97 91 73 798.2 201 187 9 5 1 .975 -7 -11 2.21 2.02 .974 2.07 2.05 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 CF 54 47 40 413.0 117 110 2 5 1 .957 -9 -26 2.44 2.07 .979 2.47 2.45 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 RF 45 38 28 338.2 79 74 5 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.10 1.76 .975 1.90 1.88 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 LF 8 6 5 47.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.11 1.38 .968 1.82 1.80 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 2B 2 1 0 8.0 10 5 4 1 1 .900 -0 -45 10.12 4.50 .974 5.29 5.25 AS
15 Seasons OF 2104 2075 1994 16028.0 6377 6089 178 110 43 .983 49 4 3.02 2.98 .978 2.29 2.29
15 Seasons CF 1980 1948 1894 15053.2 6070 5810 154 106 41 .983 39 3 3.07 3.01 .982 2.74 2.73
4 Seasons LF 96 87 70 617.2 186 172 9 5 0 .973 8 16 2.23 1.89 .973 1.96 2.00
2 Seasons RF 47 40 30 356.2 83 77 6 0 2 1.000 2 6 2.09 1.77 .975 1.91 1.89
1 Season 2B 2 1 0 8.0 10 5 4 1 1 .900 -0 -45 10.12 4.50 .974 5.29 5.25
15 Seasons TOT 2106 2076 1994 16036.0 6387 6094 182 111 44 .983 48 4 3.03 2.98 .978 2.29 2.29
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1968 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1969 BBWAA ( 2.9%)
1970 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1973 BBWAA ( 6.6%)
1974 BBWAA (15.3%)
1975 BBWAA (21.0%)
1976 BBWAA (21.9%)
1977 BBWAA (36.3%)
1978 BBWAA (41.7%)
1979 BBWAA (30.1%)
1980 BBWAA (34.8%)
1981 BBWAA (35.4%)
1982 BBWAA (30.4%)
1995 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1995
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 NL (11, 14%)
1949 NL (23, 2%)
1951 NL (7, 21%)
1953 NL (19, 1%)
1954 NL (19, 1%)
1955 NL (14, 5%)
1956 NL (30, 0%)
1958 NL (7, 18%)
0.62 Career Shares (383rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1951 NL  6.5 (8th)
1953 NL  6.1 (10th)
1954 NL  7.0 (7th)
1955 NL  6.3 (5th)
1956 NL  5.7 (10th)
1957 NL  5.5 (10th)
1958 NL  7.1 (4th)
Career  63.4 (145th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1951 NL  6.5 (6th)
1953 NL  6.1 (7th)
1954 NL  7.0 (5th)
1955 NL  6.3 (5th)
1956 NL  5.7 (8th)
1957 NL  5.5 (8th)
1958 NL  7.1 (4th)
Career  63.4 (98th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1951 NL  5.4 (8th)
1954 NL  5.2 (7th)
1955 NL  6.0 (6th)
1958 NL  6.8 (3rd)
Career  57.4 (104th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1951 NL  1.1 (8th)
1953 NL  1.7 (3rd)
1954 NL  1.8 (2nd)
1956 NL  1.4 (8th)
1957 NL  2.0 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1948 NL  .333 (2nd)
1950 NL  .303 (10th)
1951 NL  .344 (2nd)
1953 NL  .330 (6th)
1954 NL  .313 (8th)
1955 NL  .338 (1st)
1956 NL  .303 (6th)
1957 NL  .297 (9th)
1958 NL  .350 (1st)
Career  .308 (123rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1948 NL  .410 (3rd)
1951 NL  .393 (8th)
1953 NL  .394 (9th)
1954 NL  .441 (1st)
1955 NL  .449 (1st)
1956 NL  .384 (5th)
1957 NL  .390 (4th)
1958 NL  .440 (1st)
1960 NL  .415 (1st)
Career  .396 (75th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1955 NL  .897 (10th)
1958 NL  .881 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 NL  154 (6th)
1951 NL  154 (5th)
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  156 (6th)
1954 NL  153 (6th)
1956 NL  154 (4th)
1957 NL  156 (1st)
1958 NL  152 (3rd)
1959 NL  153 (5th)
1960 NL  151 (7th)
Career  2,189 (140th)

At Bats s c a p y
1949 NL  662 (1st)
1950 NL  594 (8th)
1951 NL  643 (3rd)
1952 NL  613 (3rd)
1953 NL  622 (2nd)
1956 NL  628 (3rd)
1957 NL  626 (3rd)
1958 NL  615 (2nd)
Career  8,365 (112th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1949 NL  728 (2nd)
1950 NL  670 (9th)
1951 NL  712 (2nd)
1952 NL  702 (1st)
1953 NL  702 (2nd)
1954 NL  703 (3rd)
1956 NL  718 (1st)
1957 NL  729 (1st)
1958 NL  725 (1st)
1959 NL  660 (9th)
1960 NL  672 (4th)
Career  9,736 (98th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1952 NL  93 (6th)
1953 NL  110 (5th)
1954 NL  111 (4th)
1956 NL  94 (8th)
1957 NL  93 (8th)
1958 NL  98 (5th)
1960 NL  99 (6th)
Career  1,322 (114th)

Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  188 (6th)
1950 NL  180 (6th)
1951 NL  221 (1st)
1952 NL  173 (6th)
1953 NL  205 (1st)
1955 NL  180 (7th)
1956 NL  190 (2nd)
1957 NL  186 (5th)
1958 NL  215 (1st)
Career  2,574 (86th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1958 NL  271 (8th)
Career  3,196 (229th)

Doubles s c a p y
1951 NL  31 (7th)
1952 NL  31 (4th)
1955 NL  32 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1949 NL  11 (4th)
1950 NL  14 (1st)
1953 NL  9 (5th)
1954 NL  8 (7th)
1955 NL  9 (5th)
1956 NL  8 (8th)
1957 NL  8 (5th)
1958 NL  13 (1st)
Career  109 (127th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1954 NL  125 (1st)
1955 NL  105 (2nd)
1956 NL  79 (6th)
1957 NL  94 (1st)
1958 NL  97 (1st)
1959 NL  79 (5th)
1960 NL  116 (1st)
1962 NL  81 (3rd)
Career  1,198 (58th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1948 NL  32 (1st)
1949 NL  9 (9th)
1950 NL  14 (5th)
1951 NL  29 (2nd)
1952 NL  16 (4th)
1953 NL  14 (7th)
1954 NL  11 (5th)
1955 NL  12 (6th)
1956 NL  10 (8th)
1957 NL  13 (6th)
1958 NL  30 (2nd)
1960 NL  16 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1948 NL  131 (3rd)
1949 NL  158 (2nd)
1950 NL  139 (2nd)
1951 NL  181 (1st)
1952 NL  135 (3rd)
1953 NL  169 (1st)
1954 NL  150 (2nd)
1955 NL  136 (3rd)
1956 NL  153 (2nd)
1957 NL  152 (1st)
1958 NL  176 (1st)
1959 NL  131 (3rd)
1960 NL  138 (2nd)
Career  2,119 (33rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1955 NL  142 (9th)
1958 NL  136 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1951 NL  111 (7th)
1955 NL  117 (7th)
1956 NL  101 (9th)
1958 NL  129 (3rd)
1960 NL  91 (9th)
Career  1,334 (140th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  21 (10th)
1955 NL  40 (6th)
1958 NL  38 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1951 NL  2.1 (10th)
1955 NL  3.8 (6th)
1958 NL  3.6 (4th)
1960 NL  1.7 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1949 NL  247 (8th)
1950 NL  245 (7th)
1951 NL  273 (3rd)
1952 NL  250 (4th)
1953 NL  271 (4th)
1954 NL  304 (1st)
1955 NL  288 (1st)
1956 NL  274 (2nd)
1957 NL  284 (1st)
1958 NL  316 (1st)
1960 NL  276 (1st)
Career  3,815 (62nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1948 NL  .660 (10th)
1951 NL  .670 (8th)
1955 NL  .748 (5th)
1958 NL  .732 (3rd)
1960 NL  .646 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (8th)
1956 NL  5 (6th)
1959 NL  6 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1950 NL  11 (3rd)
1951 NL  17 (2nd)
1952 NL  11 (5th)
1953 NL  14 (2nd)
1954 NL  14 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1952 NL  11 (2nd)
1953 NL  6 (6th)
1954 NL  8 (5th)
1955 NL  10 (5th)
1957 NL  10 (3rd)
1958 NL  12 (1st)
1959 NL  11 (2nd)
1961 NL  6 (9th)
Career  92 (154th)

SB % s c a p y
1951 NL  82.86 (2nd)
1952 NL  59.26 (6th)
1953 NL  70.00 (5th)
1954 NL  57.90 (5th)
1955 NL  54.55 (7th)
1957 NL  56.52 (8th)
1958 NL  71.43 (6th)
1960 NL  80.00 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1948 NL  21.0 (6th)
1949 NL  17.4 (10th)
1950 NL  18.6 (7th)
1952 NL  20.4 (3rd)
1953 NL  17.8 (7th)
1955 NL  14.8 (8th)
1956 NL  14.0 (8th)
1957 NL  14.2 (7th)
1958 NL  12.8 (6th)
1959 NL  13.4 (5th)
1960 NL  10.9 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1949 NL  488 (2nd)
1950 NL  436 (9th)
1951 NL  449 (10th)
1952 NL  469 (4th)
1956 NL  450 (6th)
1957 NL  465 (4th)
1959 NL  446 (7th)
Career  6,096 (134th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1958 NL  28.79 (10th)
1960 NL  29.35 (8th)
Career  209.20 (210th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1958 NL  3.7 (5th)
Career  19.1 (202nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1954 NL  2.7 (9th)
1955 NL  3.1 (10th)
1958 NL  3.9 (3rd)
Career  20.6 (187th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.8 (10th)
1960 NL  3.0 (8th)
Career  20.6 (208th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1957 NL  20 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  102 (3rd)
1949 NL  154 (2nd)
1950 NL  147 (3rd)
1951 NL  154 (1st)
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  156 (1st)
1954 NL  151 (2nd)
1955 NL  140 (5th)
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  154 (1st)
1958 NL  152 (1st)
1959 NL  149 (2nd)
Career  1,980 (8th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  317 (2nd)
1949 NL  499 (1st)
1950 NL  403 (1st)
1951 NL  533 (1st)
1952 NL  414 (1st)
1953 NL  484 (1st)
1954 NL  489 (1st)
1955 NL  394 (2nd)
1956 NL  501 (1st)
1957 NL  499 (1st)
1958 NL  494 (1st)
1959 NL  359 (3rd)
Career  5,810 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  10 (1st)
1949 NL  11 (1st)
1950 NL  8 (4th)
1951 NL  14 (2nd)
1952 NL  19 (1st)
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  12 (3rd)
1955 NL  10 (3rd)
1956 NL  11 (4th)
1957 NL  17 (1st)
1958 NL  8 (5th)
Career  154 (8th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  7 (3rd)
1949 NL  11 (1st)
1950 NL  5 (5th)
1951 NL  7 (2nd)
1952 NL  9 (2nd)
1953 NL  6 (4th)
1954 NL  8 (1st)
1955 NL  7 (4th)
1956 NL  9 (2nd)
1957 NL  7 (2nd)
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
1959 NL  11 (1st)
1960 NL  5 (4th)
1962 NL  5 (5th)
Career  106 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  2 (2nd)
1950 NL  2 (3rd)
1951 NL  6 (1st)
1952 NL  5 (1st)
1953 NL  5 (1st)
1954 NL  2 (3rd)
1955 NL  3 (3rd)
1956 NL  4 (2nd)
1957 NL  6 (1st)
1958 NL  2 (3rd)
1960 NL  1 (3rd)
Career  41 (6th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  154 (3rd)
1951 NL  154 (2nd)
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  156 (3rd)
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  156 (1st)
1958 NL  152 (2nd)
1959 NL  149 (3rd)
1960 NL  146 (5th)
Career  2,104 (38th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  344 (4th)
1949 NL  514 (1st)
1950 NL  405 (1st)
1951 NL  538 (1st)
1952 NL  428 (1st)
1953 NL  496 (1st)
1954 NL  483 (1st)
1955 NL  387 (3rd)
1956 NL  503 (1st)
1957 NL  502 (1st)
1958 NL  495 (1st)
1959 NL  359 (3rd)
1960 NL  317 (5th)
Career  6,089 (6th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  14 (3rd)
1949 NL  13 (3rd)
1951 NL  15 (5th)
1952 NL  23 (1st)
1953 NL  18 (1st)
1957 NL  18 (1st)
Career  178 (71st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  11 (2nd)
1952 NL  9 (2nd)
1955 NL  7 (5th)
1958 NL  8 (3rd)
1959 NL  11 (2nd)
1960 NL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  3 (5th)
1951 NL  6 (1st)
1952 NL  5 (1st)
1953 NL  4 (3rd)
1955 NL  3 (5th)
1956 NL  3 (4th)
1957 NL  7 (1st)
Career  43 (53rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1955 NL  6 (4th)
1956 NL  16 (1st)
1957 NL  20 (1st)
1958 NL  4 (5th)
Career  39 (38th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.87 (3rd)
1951 NL  3.57 (1st)
1952 NL  2.84 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.31 (1st)
1954 NL  3.36 (1st)
1955 NL  2.99 (1st)
1956 NL  3.37 (1st)
1957 NL  3.36 (1st)
1958 NL  3.30 (1st)
1959 NL  2.60 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  3.21 (1st)
1949 NL  3.31 (1st)
1950 NL  2.80 (2nd)
1951 NL  3.55 (1st)
1952 NL  2.81 (1st)
1953 NL  3.22 (1st)
1954 NL  3.32 (1st)
1955 NL  2.89 (1st)
1956 NL  3.32 (1st)
1957 NL  3.35 (1st)
1958 NL  3.30 (1st)
1959 NL  2.44 (3rd)
Career  3.01 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  .979 (4th)
1950 NL  .988 (1st)
1951 NL  .987 (2nd)
1952 NL  .980 (3rd)
1953 NL  .988 (1st)
1954 NL  .984 (3rd)
1955 NL  .983 (3rd)
1956 NL  .983 (4th)
1957 NL  .987 (4th)
1958 NL  .984 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1956 NL  16 (1st)
1957 NL  20 (2nd)
Career  49 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1950 NL  2.88 (2nd)
1951 NL  3.61 (1st)
1952 NL  2.96 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.38 (1st)
1954 NL  3.32 (1st)
1955 NL  2.94 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.38 (1st)
1957 NL  3.34 (1st)
1958 NL  3.31 (1st)
1959 NL  2.60 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  3.09 (1st)
1949 NL  3.42 (1st)
1950 NL  2.81 (1st)
1951 NL  3.59 (1st)
1952 NL  2.93 (1st)
1953 NL  3.29 (1st)
1954 NL  3.24 (1st)
1955 NL  2.84 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.34 (1st)
1957 NL  3.33 (1st)
1958 NL  3.31 (1st)
1959 NL  2.44 (4th)
Career  2.98 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  .988 (3rd)
1951 NL  .988 (5th)
1953 NL  .990 (2nd)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 32 (55), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 156 (78), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 112 (133), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 41 (150), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (11th), 63.4 career WAR/44.2 7yr-peak WAR/53.8 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1948 21 Philadelphia Phillies $3,900 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 22 Philadelphia Phillies $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 23 Philadelphia Phillies $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 24 Philadelphia Phillies $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 25 Philadelphia Phillies $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 26 Philadelphia Phillies $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 27 Philadelphia Phillies $21,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 28 Philadelphia Phillies $22,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 29 Philadelphia Phillies $27,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 30 Philadelphia Phillies $29,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 31 Philadelphia Phillies $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 32 Philadelphia Phillies $38,439* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/27/59 AP:38000.00,
1960 33 Chicago Cubs $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 34 Chicago Cubs $32,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 35 New York Mets $29,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$339,339
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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