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Ed Bailey

Lonas Edgar Bailey

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 15, 1931 in Strawberry Plains, TN
High School: Strong HS (Strawberry Plains, TN)
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1953 (Age 22.164)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Giants/Reds/Braves/Cubs/... 1953-1966

Final Game: April 26, 1966 (Age 35.011)
Died: March 23, 2007 in Knoxville, TN
Buried: Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
Relatives: Brother of Jim Bailey
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #756. Greg Gagne… #757. Jhonny Peralta… #758. Tony Gonzalez… #759. ED BAILEY… #760. Justin Upton… #761. Billy Southworth… #762. Willie Jones… 

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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
1953 22 CIN NL 2 9 8 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .375 .444 .500 .944 146 4 0 0 0 /2
1954 23 CIN NL 73 223 183 21 36 2 3 9 20 1 0 35 34 .197 .324 .388 .712 84 71 2 0 3 1 2
1955 24 CIN NL 21 46 39 3 8 1 1 1 4 0 0 4 10 .205 .326 .359 .685 79 14 2 3 0 0 0 2
1956 ★ 25 CIN NL 118 448 383 59 115 8 2 28 75 2 0 52 50 .300 .385 .551 .936 143 211 7 3 4 4 11 *2 AS,MVP-18
1957 ★ 26 CIN NL 122 472 391 54 102 15 2 20 48 5 3 73 69 .261 .377 .463 .840 119 181 8 2 2 4 9 *2 AS
1958 27 CIN NL 112 414 360 39 90 23 1 11 59 2 2 47 61 .250 .337 .411 .748 92 148 5 1 4 2 10 2
1959 28 CIN NL 121 447 379 43 100 13 0 12 40 2 0 62 53 .264 .370 .393 .763 102 149 10 2 4 0 6 *2
1960 ★ 29 CIN NL 133 511 441 52 115 19 3 13 67 1 0 59 70 .261 .346 .406 .752 104 179 9 2 1 7 9 *2 AS
1961 ★ 30 TOT NL 119 439 383 43 94 13 1 13 53 1 5 45 46 .245 .326 .386 .713 92 148 8 4 1 6 7 *2/7 AS
1961 30 CIN NL 12 46 43 4 13 4 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 .302 .348 .395 .743 96 17 0 0 0 0 1 2
1961 30 SFG NL 107 393 340 39 81 9 1 13 51 1 5 42 41 .238 .324 .385 .709 91 131 8 4 1 6 6 *2/7
1962 31 SFG NL 96 305 254 32 59 9 1 17 45 1 1 42 42 .232 .351 .476 .827 121 121 6 6 0 3 5 2
1963 ★ 32 SFG NL 105 361 308 41 81 8 0 21 68 0 6 50 64 .263 .366 .494 .859 147 152 6 1 0 2 11 2 AS
1964 33 MLN NL 95 309 271 30 71 10 1 5 34 2 0 34 39 .262 .343 .362 .705 98 98 7 1 0 3 2 2
1965 34 TOT NL 90 224 178 14 41 6 0 5 26 0 1 40 35 .230 .363 .348 .712 100 62 11 0 1 5 7 2/3
1965 34 SFG NL 24 37 28 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 .107 .250 .107 .357 4 3 3 0 1 2 1 2/3
1965 34 CHC NL 66 187 150 13 38 6 0 5 23 0 1 34 28 .253 .385 .393 .778 119 59 8 0 0 3 6 2/3
1966 35 CAL AL 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -20 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Yrs 1212 4212 3581 432 915 128 15 155 540 17 18 545 577 .256 .355 .429 .784 110 1538 81 25 20 37 77
162 Game Avg. 162 563 479 58 122 17 2 21 72 2 2 73 77 .256 .355 .429 .784 110 206 11 3 3
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
CIN (9 yrs) 714 2616 2227 276 582 86 12 94 316 13 5 336 355 .261 .359 .437 .796 109 974 43 13 18 18 46
SFG (4 yrs) 332 1096 930 113 224 26 2 51 167 2 12 140 154 .241 .343 .438 .780 114 407 23 11 2 13 23
CAL (1 yr) 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -20 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 66 187 150 13 38 6 0 5 23 0 1 34 28 .253 .385 .393 .778 119 59 8 0 0 3 6
MLN (1 yr) 95 309 271 30 71 10 1 5 34 2 0 34 39 .262 .343 .362 .705 98 98 7 1 0 3 2
NL (13 yrs) 1207 4208 3578 432 915 128 15 155 540 17 18 544 576 .256 .355 .430 .785 110 1538 81 25 20 37 77
AL (1 yr) 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -20 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1953 22 CIN NL 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .529 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1954 23 CIN NL 73 223 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 8 7 0.7 .498 .499 0.7 0.2 7 2
1955 24 CIN NL 21 46 -1 -0 -0 1 0 0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 2
1956 ★ 25 CIN NL 118 448 21 -1 0 6 5 31 3.0 17 48 4.8 .528 .521 4.4 1.0 42 *2 AS,MVP-18
1957 ★ 26 CIN NL 122 472 10 -3 1 5 6 18 1.8 18 36 3.6 .516 .512 3.2 1.0 31 *2 AS
1958 27 CIN NL 112 414 -8 -1 1 7 5 4 0.3 16 19 1.9 .503 .502 1.2 1.2 12 2
1959 28 CIN NL 121 447 4 -2 -1 12 6 20 2.1 17 37 3.8 .517 .513 2.6 1.9 25 *2
1960 ★ 29 CIN NL 133 511 0 -0 0 6 7 13 1.4 19 33 3.3 .511 .509 2.7 1.4 27 *2 AS
1961 ★ 30 CIN NL 12 46 1 -1 0 1 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.4 .524 .502 0.3 0.2 4 2 AS
1961 ★ 30 SFG NL 107 393 -3 -1 -1 1 5 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .501 1.6 0.6 16 *2/7 AS
1962 31 SFG NL 96 305 5 -1 -1 0 4 7 0.8 11 19 1.9 .508 .505 1.9 0.4 19 2
1963 ★ 32 SFG NL 105 361 17 -3 -0 -2 5 16 1.9 14 30 3.4 .518 .512 3.5 0.4 32 2 AS
1964 33 MLN NL 95 309 1 0 -0 -4 4 1 0.2 12 12 1.4 .501 .501 1.7 0.1 16 2
1965 34 SFG NL 24 37 -3 -0 -0 0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 $33,000 2/3
1965 34 CHC NL 66 187 2 -1 -1 -3 2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.9 -0.1 8 2/3
1966 35 CAL AL 5 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $32,500
14 Seasons 1212 4212 43 -15 -2 30 53 109 11.1 159 268 27.2 .510 .507 24.6 8.6 238 $65,500
CIN (9 yrs) 714 2616 25 -7 2 38 32 89 8.8 99 187 18.8 .513 .510 15.3 7.1 149
SFG (4 yrs) 332 1096 16 -6 -2 -1 15 22 2.4 42 64 6.7 .507 .505 6.7 1.5 64 $33,000
CAL (1 yr) 5 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $32,500
CHC (1 yr) 66 187 2 -1 -1 -3 2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.9 -0.1 8
MLN (1 yr) 95 309 1 0 -0 -4 4 1 0.2 12 12 1.4 .501 .501 1.7 0.1 16

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
1962 31 SFG NL WS NYY L 6 14 14 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .071 .071 .286 .357 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 14 14 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .071 .071 .286 .357 4 0 0 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1953 CIN NL 22 C 2 2 2 18.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 3.00 .983 5.55 5.40 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CIN NL 23 C 61 53 47 473.2 220 194 20 6 2 .973 0 0 4.07 3.51 .986 5.36 5.33 4 8 9 9 50% 44% 2
1955 CIN NL 24 C 11 9 6 76.0 52 42 8 2 3 .962 1 16 5.92 4.55 .987 5.65 5.60 1 1 0 4 100% 46% 0
1956 CIN NL 25 C 106 102 99 924.0 572 511 52 9 10 .984 6 8 5.48 5.31 .985 5.83 5.77 4 10 30 25 45% 40% 3 AS,MVP-18
1957 CIN NL 26 C 115 109 105 985.1 588 542 41 5 5 .991 5 6 5.33 5.07 .988 5.98 6.02 5 18 21 18 46% 40% 3 AS
1958 CIN NL 27 C 99 95 89 854.1 488 438 44 6 6 .988 7 10 5.08 4.87 .988 6.06 6.02 4 12 17 16 48% 39% 6
1959 CIN NL 28 C 117 110 103 961.2 619 549 64 6 6 .990 12 15 5.74 5.24 .989 6.34 6.28 3 17 20 27 57% 38% 7
1960 CIN NL 29 C 129 124 104 1081.0 680 621 52 7 8 .990 6 7 5.60 5.22 .986 6.58 6.57 6 26 37 33 47% 40% 4 AS
1961 TOT NL 30 C 115 105 94 935.2 740 683 45 12 4 .984 2 3 7.00 6.33 .985 6.39 6.32 6 18 39 18 32% 38% 3 AS
1961 CIN NL 30 C 12 12 10 97.1 61 54 5 2 0 .967 1 12 5.46 4.92 .985 6.39 6.32 1 0 1 2 67% 38% 0
1961 SFG NL 30 C 103 93 84 838.1 679 629 40 10 4 .985 1 1 7.18 6.50 .985 6.39 6.32 5 18 38 16 30% 38% 3
1961 SFG NL 30 LF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 1.00 .970 1.93 1.90 AS
1961 SFG NL 30 OF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 1.00 .980 2.19 2.10 AS
1962 SFG NL 31 C 75 69 57 613.2 450 419 25 6 3 .987 0 0 6.51 5.92 .987 6.72 6.66 3 12 27 6 18% 34% 1
1963 SFG NL 32 C 88 83 77 759.1 612 560 44 8 3 .987 -2 -3 7.16 6.86 .986 7.07 7.05 3 18 40 16 29% 42% 0 AS
1964 MLN NL 33 C 80 75 63 626.2 452 416 28 8 3 .982 -4 -8 6.38 5.55 .988 6.81 6.76 6 26 25 13 34% 40% 2
1965 TOT NL 34 C 66 50 38 440.0 318 286 27 5 4 .984 -3 -8 6.40 4.74 .988 6.96 6.97 3 21 28 10 26% 36% 3
1965 TOT NL 34 1B 5 1 1 18.0 19 16 2 1 2 .947 -0 -20 9.00 3.60 .990 10.05 10.04
1965 SFG NL 34 C 12 5 3 52.0 53 49 4 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.17 4.42 .988 6.96 6.97 0 3 1 2 67% 36% 0
1965 SFG NL 34 1B 2 1 1 12.0 15 12 2 1 1 .933 0 10 10.50 7.00 .990 10.05 10.05
1965 CHC NL 34 C 54 45 35 388.0 265 237 23 5 3 .981 -3 -9 6.03 4.81 .988 6.96 6.97 3 18 27 8 23% 36% 3
1965 CHC NL 34 1B 3 0 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -80 6.00 1.33 .990 10.05 10.03
13 Seasons C 1064 986 884 8749.1 5797 5267 450 80 57 .986 30 4 5.88 5.37 .987 6.35 6.32 48 187 293 195 40% 39% 34
1 Season 1B 5 1 1 18.0 19 16 2 1 2 .947 -0 -20 9.00 3.60 .990 10.05 10.04
1 Season LF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 1.00 .970 1.93 1.90
1 Season OF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 1.00 .980 2.19 2.10
14 Seasons TOT 1070 988 885 8774.1 5817 5284 452 81 59 .986 30 4 5.88 5.36 .987 6.35 6.34 48 187 293 195 40% 39% 34
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1959 NL  1.9 (3rd)
1960 NL  1.4 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  73 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  9 (7th)
1958 NL  10 (6th)
1960 NL  9 (10th)
1963 NL  11 (6th)
Career  77 (195th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1961 NL  5 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
Career  23.1 (239th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1959 NL  12 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1956 NL  106 (4th)
1957 NL  115 (2nd)
1958 NL  99 (5th)
1959 NL  117 (3rd)
1960 NL  129 (2nd)
1961 NL  115 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1956 NL  511 (4th)
1957 NL  542 (4th)
1959 NL  549 (5th)
1960 NL  621 (5th)
1961 NL  683 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1956 NL  52 (3rd)
1957 NL  41 (5th)
1958 NL  44 (3rd)
1959 NL  64 (2nd)
1960 NL  52 (3rd)
1961 NL  45 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1956 NL  9 (4th)
1958 NL  6 (4th)
1960 NL  7 (5th)
1961 NL  12 (3rd)
1963 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1956 NL  10 (1st)
1958 NL  6 (2nd)
1959 NL  6 (5th)
1960 NL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1960 NL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1956 NL  30 (3rd)
1960 NL  37 (3rd)
1961 NL  39 (1st)
1963 NL  40 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1956 NL  25 (1st)
1957 NL  18 (3rd)
1958 NL  16 (4th)
1959 NL  27 (3rd)
1960 NL  33 (2nd)
1961 NL  18 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1956 NL  45.5 (3rd)
1957 NL  46.2 (1st)
1958 NL  48.5 (2nd)
1959 NL  57.4 (2nd)
1960 NL  47.1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1956 NL  6 (1st)
1957 NL  5 (1st)
1958 NL  7 (2nd)
1959 NL  12 (1st)
1960 NL  6 (2nd)
Career  30 (43rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1961 NL  7.00 (2nd)
1963 NL  7.16 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1959 NL  5.24 (5th)
1961 NL  6.33 (2nd)
1962 NL  5.92 (4th)
1963 NL  6.86 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1956 NL  .984 (5th)
1957 NL  .991 (2nd)
1958 NL  .988 (4th)
1959 NL  .990 (4th)
1960 NL  .990 (4th)
1961 NL  .984 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2198), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (809), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (274), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (41st), 27.2 career WAR/22.9 7yr-peak WAR/25.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 34 San Francisco Giants $33,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1966 35 California Angels $32,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$65,500
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: Lonas Ed eddie eddy Edgar Edward ep Bailey

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