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Earl Averill    \A-ver-ull\

Earl Douglas Averill

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 9, 1931 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Snohomish HS (Snohomish, WA)
School: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1956 (Age 24.223)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Cubs/Indians/Phillies/WhiteSox 1956-1963

Final Game: September 26, 1963 (Age 32.017)
Relatives: Son of Earl Averill
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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
1956 24 CLE AL 42 110 93 12 22 6 0 3 14 0 1 14 25 .237 .343 .398 .740 94 37 2 1 2 0 1 2
1958 26 CLE AL 17 60 55 2 10 1 0 2 7 1 0 4 7 .182 .250 .309 .559 54 17 2 1 0 0 0 5
1959 27 CHC NL 74 205 186 22 44 10 0 10 34 0 1 15 39 .237 .298 .452 .749 98 84 2 2 0 2 1 25/74
1960 28 TOT MLB 62 135 116 16 27 4 0 1 15 1 1 15 18 .233 .321 .293 .614 71 34 3 1 1 2 1 2/57
1960 28 CHC NL 52 117 102 14 24 4 0 1 13 1 1 11 16 .235 .310 .304 .614 71 31 3 1 1 2 1 2/57
1960 28 CHW AL 10 18 14 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .214 .389 .214 .603 69 3 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1961 29 LAA AL 115 391 323 56 86 9 0 21 59 1 0 62 70 .266 .384 .489 .873 123 158 9 2 1 4 1 2/74
1962 30 LAA AL 92 233 187 21 41 9 0 4 22 0 0 43 47 .219 .366 .332 .698 93 62 2 1 0 1 3 7/2
1963 31 PHI NL 47 83 71 8 19 2 0 3 8 0 0 9 14 .268 .341 .423 .764 120 30 2 0 1 2 1 2/735
7 Yrs 449 1217 1031 137 249 41 0 44 159 3 3 162 220 .242 .346 .409 .755 102 422 22 8 5 11 8
162 Game Avg. 162 439 372 49 90 15 0 16 57 1 1 58 79 .242 .346 .409 .755 102 152 8 3 2 4 3
LAA (2 yrs) 207 624 510 77 127 18 0 25 81 1 0 105 117 .249 .377 .431 .809 112 220 11 3 1 5 4
CHC (2 yrs) 126 322 288 36 68 14 0 11 47 1 2 26 55 .236 .302 .399 .701 89 115 5 3 1 4 2
CLE (2 yrs) 59 170 148 14 32 7 0 5 21 1 1 18 32 .216 .310 .365 .674 80 54 4 2 2 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 47 83 71 8 19 2 0 3 8 0 0 9 14 .268 .341 .423 .764 120 30 2 0 1 2 1
CHW (1 yr) 10 18 14 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .214 .389 .214 .603 69 3 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 276 812 672 93 162 25 0 30 104 2 1 127 151 .241 .363 .412 .776 105 277 15 5 3 5 5
NL (3 yrs) 173 405 359 44 87 16 0 14 55 1 2 35 69 .242 .310 .404 .714 95 145 7 3 2 6 3

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
1956 24 CLE AL 42 110 -2 0 -0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.2 0.0 2 2
1958 26 CLE AL 17 60 -2 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .491 .499 -0.0 0.1 -0 5
1959 27 CHC NL 74 205 -1 -0 0 -3 2 -2 -0.2 8 5 0.6 .497 .498 0.9 -0.1 9 25/74
1960 28 CHC NL 52 117 -4 -1 -1 -3 1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.3 .485 .495 -0.0 -0.2 0 2/57
1960 28 CHW AL 10 18 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1961 29 LAA AL 115 391 10 0 -1 -6 5 8 0.6 12 20 1.8 .507 .505 2.6 -0.2 26 2/74
1962 30 LAA AL 92 233 -0 -0 1 4 -2 3 0.2 7 10 0.9 .503 .502 0.5 0.2 6 7/2
1963 31 PHI NL 47 83 2 -0 -0 -1 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.6 -0.1 5 2/735
7 Seasons 449 1217 2 -1 -0 -9 8 -1 -0.5 40 38 3.5 .500 .501 4.7 -0.3 48
LAA (2 yrs) 207 624 9 0 0 -2 3 11 0.9 19 30 2.8 .505 .504 3.1 -0.0 32
CHC (2 yrs) 126 322 -5 -1 -0 -6 3 -9 -1.0 12 3 0.2 .492 .497 0.9 -0.3 9
CLE (2 yrs) 59 170 -4 0 -0 -0 1 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .494 .499 0.2 0.1 2
PHI (1 yr) 47 83 2 -0 -0 -1 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.6 -0.1 5
CHW (1 yr) 10 18 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .498 .500 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1956 CLE AL 24 C 34 25 17 225.0 173 157 15 1 2 .994 -1 -5 6.88 5.06 .988 5.91 5.86 2 6 16 9 36% 44% 0
1958 CLE AL 26 3B 17 17 5 126.1 51 10 34 7 3 .863 0 5 3.13 2.59 .951 3.11 3.08
1959 CHC NL 27 C 32 25 22 236.2 191 173 11 7 1 .963 -4 -20 7.00 5.75 .989 6.34 6.28 3 6 18 5 22% 38% 1
1959 CHC NL 27 3B 13 13 8 109.0 53 16 32 5 2 .906 -0 -1 3.96 3.69 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 CHC NL 27 LF 5 4 1 31.1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 11 1.44 1.00 .972 2.04 2.00
1959 CHC NL 27 OF 5 4 1 31.1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 11 1.44 1.00 .977 2.21 2.20
1959 CHC NL 27 2B 2 1 1 11.0 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 1 76 7.36 4.50 .976 5.24 5.20
1960 TOT MLB 28 C 39 24 11 213.1 167 154 10 3 1 .982 -3 -17 6.92 4.21 .986 6.50 6.49 3 7 16 4 20% 40% 0
1960 CHC NL 28 C 34 21 9 187.0 141 130 8 3 1 .979 -3 -19 6.64 4.06 .986 6.58 6.57 2 6 15 3 17% 40% 0
1960 CHC NL 28 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1960 CHC NL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
1960 CHC NL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
1960 CHW AL 28 C 5 3 2 26.1 26 24 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.89 5.20 .987 5.91 5.92 1 1 1 1 50% 40% 0
1961 LAA AL 29 C 88 78 72 708.1 585 542 38 5 6 .991 -5 -8 7.37 6.59 .989 6.21 6.14 17 24 44 16 27% 36% 4
1961 LAA AL 29 LF 9 7 3 54.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 0.83 0.56 .968 2.00 1.98
1961 LAA AL 29 OF 9 7 3 54.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 0.99 0.67 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 LAA AL 29 2B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0.00 0.00 5.10 5.20
1962 LAA AL 30 LF 49 42 17 348.1 76 74 2 0 0 1.000 4 16 1.96 1.55 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 LAA AL 30 OF 49 42 17 348.1 72 70 2 0 0 1.000 4 16 1.86 1.47 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 LAA AL 30 C 6 3 3 36.2 20 15 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.91 3.33 .989 6.31 6.28 1 2 2 3 60% 36% 0
1963 PHI NL 31 C 20 8 3 84.2 89 77 9 3 0 .966 -1 -14 9.14 4.30 .986 7.07 7.05 2 6 5 5 50% 42% 0
1963 PHI NL 31 LF 9 5 2 36.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.25 1.00 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 PHI NL 31 OF 8 5 2 36.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.25 1.13 .977 2.00 2.00
1963 PHI NL 31 1B 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1963 PHI NL 31 3B 1 1 1 9.0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 -1 -80 5.00 5.00 .941 2.90 2.90
6 Seasons C 219 163 128 1504.2 1225 1118 88 19 10 .984 -14 -11 7.21 5.51 .988 6.28 6.27 28 51 101 42 29% 39% 5
5 Seasons LF 73 58 23 471.0 97 94 2 1 0 .990 4 10 1.83 1.32 .975 1.99 1.97
5 Seasons OF 72 58 23 471.0 94 91 2 1 0 .989 4 10 1.78 1.29 .979 2.18 2.17
4 Seasons 3B 32 31 14 246.1 111 28 69 14 5 .874 -0 -1 3.54 3.03 .950 3.04 3.02
2 Seasons 2B 3 1 1 14.0 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 1 69 5.79 3.00 .976 5.21 5.20
1 Season 1B 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
7 Seasons TOT 327 254 166 2238.0 1440 1241 165 34 16 .976 -10 -5 5.65 4.30 .985 5.06 5.05 28 51 101 42 29% 39% 5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  17 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1961 AL  44 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1961 AL  7.37 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1961 AL  6.59 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1961 AL  .991 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  5 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (367th), 3.5 career WAR/3.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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