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Johnny Bench

Johnny Lee Bench (Little General) (twitter: @Johnny_Bench5)

Positions: Catcher, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Anadarko HS (Anadarko, OK)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 28, 1967 (Age 19.264)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Team: Reds 1967-1983

Final Game: September 29, 1983 (Age 35.296)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1989 (431/447 ballots).
   View Johnny Bench Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Batting

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
1967 19 CIN NL 26 93 86 7 14 3 1 1 6 0 1 5 19 .163 .207 .256 .462 26 22 4 0 1 1 0 2
1968 ★ 20 CIN NL 154 607 564 67 155 40 2 15 82 1 5 31 96 .275 .311 .433 .743 116 244 14 2 2 8 8 *2 AS,MVP-16,RoY-1,GG
1969 ★ 21 CIN NL 148 592 532 83 156 23 1 26 90 6 6 49 86 .293 .353 .487 .840 129 259 7 4 0 7 7 *2 AS,MVP-13,GG
1970 ★ 22 CIN NL 158 671 605 97 177 35 4 45 148 5 2 54 102 .293 .345 .587 .932 141 355 12 0 1 11 9 *273/985 AS,MVP-1,GG
1971 ★ 23 CIN NL 149 613 562 80 134 19 2 27 61 2 1 49 83 .238 .299 .423 .722 107 238 20 0 0 2 7 *237/59 AS,GG
1972 ★ 24 CIN NL 147 653 538 87 145 22 2 40 125 6 6 100 84 .270 .379 .541 .920 166 291 18 2 0 12 23 *29/35 AS,MVP-1,GG
1973 ★ 25 CIN NL 152 651 557 83 141 17 3 25 104 4 1 83 83 .253 .345 .429 .774 119 239 22 0 1 10 14 *29/35 AS,MVP-10,GG
1974 ★ 26 CIN NL 160 708 621 108 174 38 2 33 129 5 4 80 90 .280 .363 .507 .870 143 315 13 3 0 4 15 *25/3 AS,MVP-4,GG
1975 ★ 27 CIN NL 142 606 530 83 150 39 1 28 110 11 0 65 108 .283 .359 .519 .878 140 275 12 2 0 8 12 *27/39 AS,MVP-4,GG
1976 ★ 28 CIN NL 135 552 465 62 109 24 1 16 74 13 2 81 95 .234 .348 .394 .741 109 183 9 2 0 4 6 *2/73 AS,GG
1977 ★ 29 CIN NL 142 563 494 67 136 34 2 31 109 2 4 58 95 .275 .348 .540 .889 133 267 10 1 0 7 8 *2/7359 AS,MVP-21,GG
1978 ★ 30 CIN NL 120 451 393 52 102 17 1 23 73 4 2 50 83 .260 .340 .483 .823 129 190 9 1 1 6 10 23/79 AS
1979 ★ 31 CIN NL 130 538 464 73 128 19 0 22 80 4 2 67 73 .276 .364 .459 .824 123 213 11 0 3 4 8 *2/3 AS,MVP-23
1980 ★ 32 CIN NL 114 407 360 52 90 12 0 24 68 4 2 41 64 .250 .327 .483 .810 123 174 9 2 0 4 2 2 AS,MVP-17
1981 33 CIN NL 52 196 178 14 55 8 0 8 25 0 2 17 21 .309 .369 .489 .858 141 87 4 0 1 0 3 3/2
1982 34 CIN NL 119 439 399 44 103 16 0 13 38 1 2 37 58 .258 .320 .396 .716 98 158 14 0 1 2 2 5/32
1983 ★ 35 CIN NL 110 334 310 32 79 15 2 12 54 0 1 24 38 .255 .308 .432 .741 101 134 13 0 0 0 1 53/27 AS
17 Yrs 2158 8674 7658 1091 2048 381 24 389 1376 68 43 891 1278 .267 .342 .476 .817 126 3644 201 19 11 90 135
162 Game Avg. 162 651 575 82 154 29 2 29 103 5 3 67 96 .267 .342 .476 .817 126 274 15 1 1 7 10
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

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
1967 19 CIN NL 26 93 -7 -1 -0 0 2 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .468 .495 -0.5 0.2 -4 $5,500 2
1968 ★ 20 CIN NL 154 607 12 -1 -0 1 8 20 2.8 21 41 5.0 .517 .516 4.6 1.4 40 $11,000 *2 AS,MVP-16,RoY-1,GG
1969 ★ 21 CIN NL 148 592 24 0 -0 4 8 36 4.1 20 56 6.1 .527 .524 5.5 1.5 52 $23,500 *2 AS,MVP-13,GG
1970 ★ 22 CIN NL 158 671 30 2 1 10 7 50 5.2 23 72 7.4 .532 .531 6.3 1.8 63 *273/985 AS,MVP-1,GG
1971 ★ 23 CIN NL 149 613 6 -1 -3 7 7 16 1.9 21 37 4.1 .512 .511 3.1 1.7 30 $90,000 *237/59 AS,GG
1972 ★ 24 CIN NL 147 653 41 -2 -2 13 7 57 6.6 20 78 8.6 .544 .540 6.9 2.4 64 *29/35 AS,MVP-1,GG
1973 ★ 25 CIN NL 152 651 9 3 -2 8 8 26 2.7 21 47 4.7 .518 .517 3.9 1.6 39 $115,000 *29/35 AS,MVP-10,GG
1974 ★ 26 CIN NL 160 708 35 -1 0 10 10 53 5.7 22 76 7.8 .536 .536 6.7 2.1 66 $115,000 *25/3 AS,MVP-4,GG
1975 ★ 27 CIN NL 142 606 26 3 -1 10 7 44 4.7 20 63 6.6 .533 .529 5.4 1.8 54 $175,000 *27/39 AS,MVP-4,GG
1976 ★ 28 CIN NL 135 552 8 1 -1 10 8 26 2.9 18 44 4.6 .522 .518 3.4 2.0 34 $200,000 *2/73 AS,GG
1977 ★ 29 CIN NL 142 563 23 -1 -0 2 8 32 3.2 18 50 5.0 .523 .520 4.7 1.0 48 $235,000 *2/7359 AS,MVP-21,GG
1978 ★ 30 CIN NL 120 451 19 -2 -1 5 6 27 3.0 15 41 4.4 .525 .519 3.8 1.2 37 $400,000 23/79 AS
1979 ★ 31 CIN NL 130 538 17 1 -1 10 8 35 3.8 17 53 5.6 .529 .523 4.4 1.9 43 $400,000 *2/3 AS,MVP-23
1980 ★ 32 CIN NL 114 407 13 -0 -1 0 6 18 1.9 14 32 3.3 .517 .512 3.3 0.7 32 $400,000 2 AS,MVP-17
1981 33 CIN NL 52 196 7 -1 -0 -0 -2 4 0.5 7 10 1.1 .508 .503 1.1 -0.2 11 $400,000 3/2
1982 34 CIN NL 119 439 3 -1 -2 -15 1 -14 -1.5 15 1 -0.0 .487 .490 1.5 -1.5 16 $400,000 5/32
1983 ★ 35 CIN NL 110 334 4 -1 -2 -0 -1 0 -0.1 11 12 1.1 .500 .500 1.1 -0.1 12 53/27 AS
17 Seasons 2158 8674 269 -2 -15 72 97 422 46.5 286 708 75.0 .521 .519 65.2 19.3 636 $2,970,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1967 19 CIN NL 93 79 4 1.4 100 .194 .163 .271 .207 .336 .256 .398 .462 .734 26 .125 -8.9 -1.0 .338 .140 .093 .0
1968 20 CIN NL 607 438 71 4.4 86 .304 .275 .259 .311 .318 .433 .365 .743 .682 116 .592 11.4 1.3 .638 .206 .158 1.9
1969 21 CIN NL 592 396 92 6.2 99 .304 .293 .265 .353 .336 .487 .393 .840 .729 129 .676 20.3 2.1 .802 .286 .194 9.8
1970 22 CIN NL 671 454 121 7.2 107 .281 .293 .272 .345 .345 .587 .415 .932 .760 141 .688 33.0 3.2 .932 .388 .294 9.0
1971 23 CIN NL 613 451 66 4.0 88 .236 .238 .254 .299 .319 .423 .372 .722 .691 107 .485 3.1 0.3 .641 .274 .185 3.7
1972 24 CIN NL 653 429 110 7.0 87 .246 .270 .250 .379 .317 .541 .369 .920 .686 166 .727 49.6 5.1 .942 .457 .271 10.4
1973 25 CIN NL 651 450 82 4.9 92 .253 .253 .257 .345 .325 .429 .382 .774 .706 119 .562 15.6 1.6 .740 .330 .176 6.9
1974 26 CIN NL 708 468 114 6.6 94 .281 .280 .261 .363 .333 .507 .378 .870 .711 143 .689 35.6 3.6 .860 .357 .227 8.7
1975 27 CIN NL 606 400 101 6.8 98 .303 .283 .268 .359 .339 .519 .387 .878 .726 140 .697 28.9 2.9 .901 .379 .236 15.8
1976 28 CIN NL 552 371 69 5.0 93 .260 .234 .265 .348 .332 .394 .378 .741 .709 109 .592 8.0 0.8 .755 .357 .159 14.3
1977 29 CIN NL 563 379 92 6.6 105 .280 .275 .272 .348 .340 .540 .414 .889 .754 133 .654 22.9 2.2 .871 .379 .265 3.8
1978 30 CIN NL 451 309 65 5.6 95 .270 .260 .262 .340 .330 .483 .385 .823 .715 129 .633 14.7 1.5 .805 .356 .224 6.8
1979 31 CIN NL 538 356 79 6.0 100 .284 .276 .270 .364 .336 .459 .401 .824 .737 123 .635 15.9 1.6 .808 .332 .183 6.8
1980 32 CIN NL 407 285 57 5.4 96 .239 .250 .268 .327 .331 .483 .389 .810 .720 123 .609 10.2 1.0 .779 .353 .233 6.9
1981 33 CIN NL 196 130 31 6.5 94 .315 .309 .265 .369 .330 .489 .380 .858 .710 141 .695 9.0 0.9 .791 .264 .180 .0
1982 34 CIN NL 439 315 48 4.1 96 .273 .258 .268 .320 .331 .396 .389 .716 .721 98 .489 -1.7 -0.2 .622 .228 .138 1.9
1983 35 CIN NL 334 245 37 4.1 99 .258 .255 .267 .308 .336 .432 .395 .741 .731 101 .480 -1.0 -0.1 .641 .252 .177 .0
17 Yrs 8674 5955 1239 5.6 95 .273 .267 .263 .342 .331 .476 .387 .817 .718 126 .627 266.9 27.1 .782 .328 .208 115.8
162 Game Avg. 651 447 93 5.6 95 .273 .267 .263 .342 .331 .476 .387 .817 .718 126 .627 20 2 .782 .328 .208 9
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd

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
1970 22 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 3 12 9 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 .222 .417 .556 .972 5 1 0 0 0 2
1970 22 CIN NL WS BAL L 5 20 19 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 .211 .250 .368 .618 7 0 0 0 0 0
1972 24 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 5 20 18 3 6 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 .333 .350 .667 1.017 12 0 0 0 1 0
1972 24 CIN NL WS OAK L 7 28 23 4 6 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 5 .261 .393 .435 .828 10 0 0 0 0 3
1973 25 CIN NL NLCS NYM L 5 21 19 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 .263 .333 .526 .860 10 0 0 0 0 1
1975 27 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 3 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 .077 .143 .077 .220 1 0 0 0 0 0
1975 ❍ 27 CIN NL WS BOS W 7 31 29 5 6 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 .207 .258 .379 .637 11 0 0 0 0 0
1976 28 CIN NL NLCS PHI W 3 13 12 3 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 .333 .385 .667 1.051 8 1 0 0 0 0
1976 ❍ MVP 28 CIN NL WS NYY W 4 15 15 4 8 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 .533 .533 1.133 1.667 17 2 0 0 0 0
1979 31 CIN NL NLCS PIT L 3 14 12 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 .250 .357 .667 1.024 8 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (10 Series) 45 188 169 27 45 8 3 10 20 6 1 18 29 .266 .335 .527 .862 89 4 0 0 1 6
6 NLCS 22 94 83 11 21 4 2 5 6 4 1 10 17 .253 .330 .530 .860 44 2 0 0 1 3
4 WS 23 94 86 16 24 4 1 5 14 2 0 8 12 .279 .340 .523 .864 45 2 0 0 0 3

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 CIN NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CIN NL 21 as C 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 1.667 2.417 5 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CIN NL 22 as C 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CIN NL 23 as C 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 5 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CIN NL 24 as C 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 0
1973 CIN NL 25 as C 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 4 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CIN NL 26 as C 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CIN NL 27 as C 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CIN NL 28 as C 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CIN NL 29 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CIN NL 30 DNP
1979 CIN NL 31 DNP
1980 CIN NL 32 as C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CIN NL 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Yrs (12 GP) 30 28 5 10 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 6 .357 .400 .679 1.079 19 1 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1967 19 CIN NL 93 1.1% 20.4% 5.4% 5.4% 36% 3.80 4.5 86.0 14.3 0.57 72%
1968 20 CIN NL 607 2.5% 15.8% 5.1% 9.4% 37% 3.10 5.9 37.6 6.9 0.77 76%
1969 21 CIN NL 592 4.4% 14.5% 8.3% 8.5% 32% 1.76 6.2 20.5 5.9 0.78 72%
1970 22 CIN NL 671 6.7% 15.2% 8.1% 12.5% 48% 1.89 5.9 13.4 4.1 0.78 70%
1971 23 CIN NL 613 4.4% 13.5% 8.0% 7.8% 36% 1.69 6.8 20.8 9.2 0.80 74%
1972 24 CIN NL 653 6.1% 12.9% 15.3% 9.8% 44% 0.84 6.4 13.5 4.3 0.91 65%
1973 25 CIN NL 651 3.8% 12.8% 12.8% 6.9% 32% 1.00 6.7 22.3 5.4 1.07 71%
1974 26 CIN NL 708 4.7% 12.7% 11.3% 10.3% 42% 1.13 6.9 18.8 4.8 0.93 71%
1975 27 CIN NL 606 4.6% 17.8% 10.7% 11.2% 45% 1.66 4.9 18.9 4.8 0.84 66%
1976 28 CIN NL 552 2.9% 17.2% 14.7% 7.4% 38% 1.17 4.9 29.1 6.3 0.75 65%
1977 29 CIN NL 563 5.5% 16.9% 10.3% 11.9% 49% 1.64 5.2 15.9 4.5 0.84 67%
1978 30 CIN NL 451 5.1% 18.4% 11.1% 9.1% 40% 1.66 4.7 17.1 5.4 0.84 65%
1979 31 CIN NL 538 4.1% 13.6% 12.5% 7.6% 32% 1.09 6.4 21.1 5.8 0.83 69%
1980 32 CIN NL 407 5.9% 15.7% 10.1% 8.9% 40% 1.56 5.6 15.0 5.3 0.81 68%
1981 33 CIN NL 196 4.1% 10.7% 8.7% 8.2% 29% 1.24 8.5 22.3 7.1 0.96 76%
1982 34 CIN NL 439 3.0% 13.2% 8.4% 6.6% 28% 1.57 6.9 30.7 10.5 0.92 75%
1983 35 CIN NL 334 3.6% 11.4% 7.2% 8.7% 37% 1.58 8.2 25.8 5.7 1.04 78%
17 Yrs 8674 4.5% 14.7% 10.3% 9.2% 39% 1.43 6.0 19.7 5.6 0.85 70%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.7% 8.5% 6.2% 27% 1.61 6.5 45.7 8.8 1.11 74%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1967 19 CIN NL -8.9 -1.0 95 -0.6 1.5 -2.1 1.04 -0.9 0.3 -6.8 -0.7 0.88 -8.7 0
1968 20 CIN NL 11.4 1.3 620 3.0 13.4 -10.4 1.07 2.1 0.6 30.2 3.2 0.97 21.5 1.21 4
1969 21 CIN NL 20.3 2.1 608 2.8 12.0 -9.3 .97 2.8 0.0 32.7 3.3 0.95 28.9 1.18 10
1970 22 CIN NL 33.0 3.2 686 3.4 15.7 -12.3 1.11 3.4 -0.4 47.0 4.5 1.01 41.3 2.54 5
1971 23 CIN NL 3.1 0.3 615 -0.2 11.3 -11.4 1.03 0.8 -1.0 -4.5 -0.5 0.95 11.7 3.26 2
1972 24 CIN NL 49.6 5.1 667 3.7 14.8 -11.1 1.07 4.5 -1.0 44.2 4.7 1.06 50.0 0
1973 25 CIN NL 15.6 1.6 666 2.7 15.3 -12.6 1.14 1.4 1.0 13.9 1.5 1.03 16.4 1.25 1
1974 26 CIN NL 35.6 3.6 731 4.1 16.1 -12.0 1.06 3.0 0.8 47.6 4.8 1.03 35.7 0.03 1
1975 27 CIN NL 28.9 2.9 624 1.8 13.8 -12.0 1.15 3.5 -1.9 36.2 3.6 1.07 38.9 1.75 5
1976 28 CIN NL 8.0 0.8 573 -0.4 9.8 -10.1 1.06 0.5 -0.8 6.8 0.7 1.02 8.8 2.06 8
1977 29 CIN NL 22.9 2.2 576 2.5 12.5 -10.0 1.01 2.8 -0.3 30.5 2.9 0.99 31.0 2.53 5
1978 30 CIN NL 14.7 1.5 461 2.0 9.4 -7.4 1.03 2.9 -1.0 27.5 2.8 0.98 33.8 1.99 11
1979 31 CIN NL 15.9 1.6 552 1.5 11.4 -9.8 1.11 2.6 -1.2 25.5 2.5 1.04 29.4 2.93 4
1980 32 CIN NL 10.2 1.0 418 0.8 8.3 -7.6 1.06 1.7 -1.0 12.7 1.3 1.00 20.0 2.74 13
1981 33 CIN NL 9.0 0.9 200 1.8 5.1 -3.4 1.13 1.1 0.5 5.3 0.5 1.01 10.1 1.48 8
1982 34 CIN NL -1.7 -0.2 446 0.0 8.4 -8.4 1.07 0.6 -0.5 -5.5 -0.6 1.00 5.9 1.67 9
1983 35 CIN NL -1.0 -0.1 340 1.2 8.2 -7.1 1.12 0.3 0.7 8.5 0.9 0.95 4.6 2.11 34
17 Yrs 266.9 27.1 8878 30.1 187.1 -157.0 1.07 33.1 -5.0 351.7 35.5 1.01 379.2 2.02 120
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1967 19 CIN NL 2 0 33% 28 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22% 5 5 0 1 1 0 3 1 2
1968 20 CIN NL 11 0 30% 211 1 5 17% 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 14 44% 43 29 14 8 4 4 28 11 17
1969 21 CIN NL 14 0 31% 237 6 6 50% 4 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 9 44% 30 21 9 7 1 5 18 7 10
1970 22 CIN NL 8 0 28% 200 5 2 71% 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 4 3 2 16 46% 23 15 8 8 3 5 15 5 8
1971 23 CIN NL 9 0 34% 205 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 8 46% 33 23 10 12 6 6 14 3 11
1972 24 CIN NL 6 1 23% 237 6 6 50% 6 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 5 0 1 1 3 16 38% 37 24 13 14 9 4 10 4 6
1973 25 CIN NL 4 0 29% 233 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 21 35% 47 36 10 8 7 1 17 3 14
1974 26 CIN NL 12 0 34% 239 5 4 56% 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 4 3 22 42% 41 26 13 12 7 5 26 9 15
1975 27 CIN NL 8 1 29% 231 11 0 100% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 18 44% 30 21 9 5 4 1 20 5 14
1976 28 CIN NL 8 0 26% 199 13 2 87% 11 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 9 44% 33 20 13 6 6 0 27 9 16
1977 29 CIN NL 9 3 22% 198 2 4 33% 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 9 44% 26 17 9 10 7 3 9 1 8
1978 30 CIN NL 13 0 22% 154 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 2 3 2 9 32% 24 16 5 7 6 1 13 4 8
1979 31 CIN NL 9 0 30% 204 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 20 37% 36 22 13 10 7 3 17 8 7
1980 32 CIN NL 7 0 26% 142 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 8 29% 19 16 3 6 5 1 9 2 6
1981 33 CIN NL 0 0 9% 61 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 27% 8 8 0 3 2 1 4 1 3
1982 34 CIN NL 9 0 24% 160 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 36% 25 20 5 5 2 3 9 2 6
1983 35 CIN NL 9 0 22% 107 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 6 36% 16 12 4 4 3 1 8 3 5
17 Yrs 138 5 27% 3046 68 43 61% 61 36 5 2 2 5 6 3 60 0 19 15 26 194 40% 476 331 138 126 80 44 247 78 156
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1967 19 CIN NL 93 27% 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 100% 17 4 24% 6 2 33% 45 5 11% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0
1968 20 CIN NL 607 24% 155 4 0 0 0 1.21 15 0 13 14 1 10 5 0 2 2 100% 113 14 12% 57 25 44% 358 73 20% 37 17 46% 19 14 74% 0
1969 21 CIN NL 592 17% 156 10 2 0 1 1.18 26 1 17 22 4 16 10 0 1 0 0% 105 7 7% 50 10 20% 363 69 19% 42 21 50% 18 8 44% 0
1970 22 CIN NL 671 24% 177 5 1 0 1 2.54 45 0 17 28 17 30 15 0 1 1 100% 150 12 8% 64 23 36% 506 107 21% 54 28 52% 24 17 71% 0
1971 23 CIN NL 609 23% 134 2 0 0 0 3.26 27 0 7 21 6 14 13 0 0 0 107 20 19% 44 10 23% 367 35 10% 22 6 27% 19 10 53% 4
1972 24 CIN NL 653 30% 145 0 0 0 0 40 1 15 26 14 16 24 0 0 0 114 18 16% 76 28 37% 486 91 19% 73 32 44% 29 13 45% 0
1973 25 CIN NL 651 31% 141 1 0 0 0 1.25 25 0 20 19 6 7 18 0 1 1 100% 129 22 17% 81 28 35% 480 84 18% 67 34 51% 31 15 48% 0
1974 26 CIN NL 708 26% 174 1 0 0 0 0.03 33 2 28 27 6 17 16 0 1 0 0% 138 13 9% 60 17 28% 552 98 18% 63 25 40% 43 20 47% 0
1975 27 CIN NL 606 29% 150 5 1 0 1 1.75 28 2 24 21 7 15 13 0 0 0 132 12 9% 71 17 24% 518 88 17% 60 26 43% 38 15 39% 0
1976 28 CIN NL 552 35% 109 8 1 0 1 2.06 16 0 24 10 6 12 4 0 0 0 84 9 11% 52 10 19% 392 58 15% 53 20 38% 29 11 38% 0
1977 29 CIN NL 563 40% 136 5 0 0 0 2.53 31 2 18 20 11 16 15 0 0 0 96 10 10% 48 13 27% 381 81 21% 44 23 52% 30 13 43% 0
1978 30 CIN NL 451 41% 102 11 2 1 2 1.99 23 1 15 10 13 11 12 0 1 1 100% 76 9 12% 50 18 36% 288 57 20% 29 15 52% 22 9 41% 0
1979 31 CIN NL 538 36% 128 4 0 0 0 2.93 22 0 23 9 13 7 15 0 3 3 100% 116 11 9% 45 14 31% 409 63 15% 34 19 56% 21 11 52% 0
1980 32 CIN NL 407 32% 90 13 2 1 1 2.74 24 2 18 14 10 9 15 0 0 0 70 9 13% 44 10 23% 271 47 17% 23 11 48% 22 7 32% 0
1981 33 CIN NL 196 30% 55 8 3 1 1 1.48 8 0 5 4 4 5 3 0 1 1 100% 36 4 11% 19 7 37% 141 18 13% 9 4 44% 10 6 60% 0
1982 34 CIN NL 439 31% 103 9 1 0 0 1.67 13 0 8 10 3 5 8 0 2 1 50% 86 14 16% 43 10 23% 299 30 10% 22 6 27% 17 7 41% 0
1983 35 CIN NL 334 28% 79 34 9 2 5 2.11 12 0 8 7 5 5 7 0 0 0 49 13 27% 28 8 29% 207 46 22% 25 15 60% 7 3 43% 0
17 Yrs 8670 30% 2048 120 22 5 13 2.02 389 11 260 263 126 195 194 0 14 11 79% 1618 201 12% 838 250 30% 6063 1050 17% 658 303 46% 380 179 47% 4
MLB Averages 55% 78% 11% 33% 14% 49% 53%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1967 19 26 93 86 7 14 3 1 1 6 0 1 5 19 .163 .207 .256 .462 26 22 4 0 1 1 0
1968 20 180 700 650 74 169 43 3 16 88 1 6 36 115 .260 .297 .409 .706 104 266 18 2 3 9 8
1969 21 328 1292 1182 157 325 66 4 42 178 7 12 85 201 .275 .323 .444 .767 116 525 25 6 3 16 15
1970 22 486 1963 1787 254 502 101 8 87 326 12 14 139 303 .281 .330 .492 .823 125 880 37 6 4 27 24
1971 23 635 2576 2349 334 636 120 10 114 387 14 15 188 386 .271 .323 .476 .799 121 1118 57 6 4 29 31
1972 24 782 3229 2887 421 781 142 12 154 512 20 21 288 470 .271 .334 .488 .822 129 1409 75 8 4 41 54
1973 25 934 3880 3444 504 922 159 15 179 616 24 22 371 553 .268 .336 .479 .814 128 1648 97 8 5 51 68
1974 26 1094 4588 4065 612 1096 197 17 212 745 29 26 451 643 .270 .340 .483 .823 130 1963 110 11 5 55 83
1975 27 1236 5194 4595 695 1246 236 18 240 855 40 26 516 751 .271 .342 .487 .829 131 2238 122 13 5 63 95
1976 28 1371 5746 5060 757 1355 260 19 256 929 53 28 597 846 .268 .343 .478 .821 129 2421 131 15 5 67 101
1977 29 1513 6309 5554 824 1491 294 21 287 1038 55 32 655 941 .268 .343 .484 .827 130 2688 141 16 5 74 109
1978 30 1633 6760 5947 876 1593 311 22 310 1111 59 34 705 1024 .268 .343 .484 .827 129 2878 150 17 6 80 119
1979 31 1763 7298 6411 949 1721 330 22 332 1191 63 36 772 1097 .268 .345 .482 .827 129 3091 161 17 9 84 127
1980 32 1877 7705 6771 1001 1811 342 22 356 1259 67 38 813 1161 .267 .344 .482 .826 129 3265 170 19 9 88 129
1981 33 1929 7901 6949 1015 1866 350 22 364 1284 67 40 830 1182 .269 .344 .482 .827 129 3352 174 19 10 88 132
1982 34 2048 8340 7348 1059 1969 366 22 377 1322 68 42 867 1240 .268 .343 .478 .821 127 3510 188 19 11 90 134
1983 35 2158 8674 7658 1091 2048 381 24 389 1376 68 43 891 1278 .267 .342 .476 .817 126 3644 201 19 11 90 135

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1967 19 26 94 87 8 15 3 1 1 7 0 5 19 .172 .215 .264 .479 5 26
1968 20 153 626 579 81 173 45 2 17 99 1 35 95 .299 .337 .472 .808 92 154
1969 21 148 597 536 86 160 24 1 27 94 6 50 86 .299 .358 .498 .857 95 148
1970 22 158 663 599 91 171 34 4 43 139 5 52 102 .285 .337 .571 .908 117 158
1971 23 149 633 577 95 149 21 2 30 73 2 54 83 .258 .321 .458 .778 85 149
1972 24 154 715 582 110 171 26 2 47 158 7 118 88 .294 .407 .588 .995 141 147
1973 25 152 667 567 93 151 18 3 27 117 4 89 83 .266 .360 .451 .812 94 152
1974 26 160 720 629 116 182 40 2 35 139 5 84 90 .289 .374 .526 .900 123 160
1975 27 142 611 534 87 154 40 1 29 115 11 67 108 .288 .365 .530 .895 104 142
1976 28 135 561 470 67 114 25 1 17 80 14 85 95 .243 .358 .409 .767 69 135
1977 29 142 557 492 66 134 34 2 31 107 2 57 95 .272 .345 .539 .883 92 142
1978 30 120 460 399 57 108 18 1 24 81 4 53 83 .271 .353 .501 .854 72 120
1979 31 130 543 467 76 131 19 0 23 83 4 69 73 .281 .370 .469 .839 81 130
1980 32 114 414 365 57 95 13 0 25 74 4 43 64 .260 .338 .501 .840 62 114
1981 33 79 305 275 24 89 13 0 13 42 0 28 32 .324 .386 .513 .899 55 52
1982 34 119 444 403 47 107 17 0 14 40 1 38 58 .266 .327 .412 .739 54 119
1983 35 110 337 312 33 81 15 2 12 56 0 25 38 .260 .315 .436 .750 43 110
17 Yrs 2191 8947 7873 1194 2185 405 24 415 1504 70 952 1292 .278 .353 .493 .846 1384 2158
162 Game Avg. 162 662 582 88 162 30 2 31 111 5 70 96 .278 .353 .493 .846 102 2158
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1989 BBWAA (96.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1989 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1968 *
1969 (C)
1970 (C)
1971 (C)
1972 (C)
1973 (C)
1974 (C)
1975 (C)
1976 (C)
1977 (C)
1978
1979
1980 (C)
1983 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (16, 4%)
1969 NL (13, 4%)
1970 NL (1, 97%)
1972 NL (1, 78%)
1973 NL (10, 12%)
1974 NL (4, 42%)
1975 NL (4, 35%)
1977 NL (21, 1%)
1979 NL (23, 2%)
1980 NL (17, 2%)
2 MVPs
2.77 Career Shares (42nd)

Gold Gloves
1968 NL (C)
1969 NL (C)
1970 NL (C)
1971 NL (C)
1972 NL (C)
1973 NL (C)
1974 NL (C)
1975 NL (C)
1976 NL (C)
1977 NL (C)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jul 14th NL Player of the Week
1976 May 2nd NL Player of the Week
1983 Apr 10th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1970 NL  7.5 (2nd)
1972 NL  8.6 (3rd)
1974 NL  7.8 (5th)
1975 NL  6.6 (8th)
1979 NL  5.6 (9th)
Career  75.0 (76th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1969 NL  6.1 (9th)
1970 NL  7.5 (1st)
1972 NL  8.6 (2nd)
1974 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1975 NL  6.6 (4th)
1976 NL  4.6 (10th)
1977 NL  5.0 (10th)
1979 NL  5.6 (7th)
Career  75.0 (47th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1969 NL  5.5 (10th)
1970 NL  6.3 (4th)
1972 NL  6.9 (4th)
1974 NL  6.7 (3rd)
1975 NL  5.5 (5th)
1977 NL  4.7 (10th)
Career  65.2 (73rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1970 NL  1.8 (4th)
1971 NL  1.7 (9th)
1972 NL  2.4 (1st)
1973 NL  1.6 (10th)
1974 NL  2.1 (6th)
1975 NL  1.8 (8th)
1976 NL  2.0 (3rd)
1979 NL  1.9 (4th)
Career  19.3 (52nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1972 NL  .379 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1970 NL  .587 (3rd)
1972 NL  .541 (3rd)
1974 NL  .507 (4th)
1975 NL  .519 (4th)
1977 NL  .540 (5th)
Career  .476 (216th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1970 NL  .932 (9th)
1972 NL  .920 (4th)
1974 NL  .870 (7th)
1975 NL  .878 (9th)
1977 NL  .889 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1970 NL  158 (8th)
1974 NL  160 (5th)
Career  2,158 (157th)

At Bats s c a p y
1970 NL  605 (10th)
1974 NL  621 (7th)
Career  7,658 (180th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1972 NL  653 (10th)
1974 NL  708 (6th)
Career  8,674 (180th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1972 NL  87 (10th)
1974 NL  108 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1970 NL  355 (2nd)
1972 NL  291 (3rd)
1974 NL  315 (1st)
1975 NL  275 (8th)
Career  3,644 (137th)

Doubles s c a p y
1968 NL  40 (3rd)
1970 NL  35 (6th)
1974 NL  38 (2nd)
1975 NL  39 (3rd)
Career  381 (216th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1970 NL  45 (1st)
1971 NL  27 (9th)
1972 NL  40 (1st)
1974 NL  33 (2nd)
1975 NL  28 (4th)
1977 NL  31 (7th)
1980 NL  24 (10th)
Career  389 (58th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1968 NL  82 (9th)
1970 NL  148 (1st)
1972 NL  125 (1st)
1973 NL  104 (3rd)
1974 NL  129 (1st)
1975 NL  110 (2nd)
1977 NL  109 (7th)
Career  1,376 (80th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 NL  100 (3rd)
1976 NL  81 (8th)
Career  891 (174th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1975 NL  108 (8th)
1976 NL  95 (10th)
Career  1,278 (128th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1970 NL  141 (10th)
1972 NL  166 (2nd)
1974 NL  143 (7th)
1975 NL  140 (9th)
Career  126 (224th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1970 NL  121 (7th)
1972 NL  110 (4th)
1974 NL  114 (4th)
1975 NL  101 (8th)
Career  1,239 (178th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1972 NL  50 (2nd)
1974 NL  36 (6th)
Career  267 (161st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1972 NL  5.1 (2nd)
1974 NL  3.6 (6th)
Career  27.1 (154th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1968 NL  57 (7th)
1970 NL  84 (1st)
1972 NL  64 (4th)
1974 NL  73 (1st)
1975 NL  68 (4th)
1977 NL  67 (5th)
Career  794 (115th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1972 NL  247 (5th)
1974 NL  257 (7th)
Career  2,958 (216th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1972 NL  .727 (9th)
1974 NL  .689 (8th)
1975 NL  .697 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1968 NL  8 (2nd)
1969 NL  7 (6th)
1970 NL  11 (1st)
1972 NL  12 (1st)
1973 NL  10 (1st)
1975 NL  8 (6th)
Career  90 (61st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 NL  23 (1st)
1973 NL  14 (8th)
1974 NL  15 (4th)
1975 NL  12 (8th)
Career  135 (62nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1971 NL  20 (5th)
1972 NL  18 (3rd)
1973 NL  22 (5th)
Career  201 (93rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1975 NL  15.8 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1970 NL  13.4 (2nd)
1971 NL  20.8 (9th)
1972 NL  13.5 (2nd)
1974 NL  18.8 (4th)
1975 NL  18.9 (4th)
1977 NL  15.9 (6th)
1978 NL  17.1 (6th)**
1980 NL  15.0 (5th)**
Career  19.7 (114th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1974 NL  468 (9th)
Career  5,955 (153rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1970 NL  47.01 (9th)
1972 NL  44.23 (7th)
1974 NL  47.58 (5th)
Career  351.73 (85th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 NL  3.7 (9th)
1974 NL  4.1 (5th)
Career  30.1 (102nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 NL  4.5 (5th)
1975 NL  3.5 (8th)
Career  33.1 (86th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1970 NL  4.5 (10th)
1972 NL  4.7 (7th)
1974 NL  4.8 (5th)
Career  35.5 (84th)

Youngest s c a p y
1967 NL  born 1947-12-07 (2nd)
1968 NL  born 1947-12-07 (9th)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
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 - 20 (107), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 93 (254), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 214 (39), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 45 (114), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (1st), 75.0 career WAR/47.1 7yr-peak WAR/61.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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