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Lou Berberet

Louis Joseph Berberet

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: November 20, 1929 in Long Beach, CA
High School: St. Anthony HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1954 (Age 24.301)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Tigers/RedSox/Yankees 1954-1960

Final Game: September 25, 1960 (Age 30.310)
Died: April 6, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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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
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 24 NYY AL 5 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 153 2 0 0 0 0 /2
1955 25 NYY AL 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 146 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1956 26 WSH AL 95 256 207 25 54 6 3 4 27 0 0 46 33 .261 .402 .377 .779 111 78 7 3 0 0 9 2
1957 27 WSH AL 99 312 264 24 69 11 2 7 36 0 1 41 38 .261 .359 .398 .757 109 105 12 2 1 5 5 2
1958 28 TOT AL 62 210 173 11 36 5 3 2 18 0 2 35 33 .208 .344 .306 .651 77 53 5 1 1 0 1 2
1958 28 WSH AL 5 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .167 .500 .167 .667 95 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1958 28 BOS AL 57 200 167 11 35 5 3 2 18 0 2 31 32 .210 .337 .311 .648 76 52 5 1 1 0 1 2
1959 29 DET AL 100 379 338 38 73 8 2 13 44 0 0 35 59 .216 .284 .367 .651 74 124 9 0 0 7 1 2
1960 30 DET AL 85 278 232 18 45 4 0 5 23 2 0 41 31 .194 .313 .276 .589 59 64 6 1 0 4 4 2
7 Yrs 448 1447 1224 118 281 34 10 31 153 2 3 200 195 .230 .337 .350 .687 86 428 39 7 2 16 20
162 Game Avg. 162 523 443 43 102 12 4 11 55 1 1 72 71 .230 .337 .350 .687 86 155 14 3 1 6
WSH (3 yrs) 199 578 477 49 124 17 5 11 63 0 1 91 72 .260 .381 .386 .766 110 184 19 5 1 5 14
NYY (2 yrs) 7 12 10 2 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 150 4 0 0 0 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 185 657 570 56 118 12 2 18 67 2 0 76 90 .207 .296 .330 .626 68 188 15 1 0 11 5
BOS (1 yr) 57 200 167 11 35 5 3 2 18 0 2 31 32 .210 .337 .311 .648 76 52 5 1 1 0 1

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
1954 24 NYY AL 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1955 25 NYY AL 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1956 26 WSH AL 95 256 5 -1 -1 5 2 11 1.1 8 19 1.9 .512 .507 1.3 0.8 14 2
1957 27 WSH AL 99 312 1 -1 -2 1 4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .503 .502 1.1 0.4 11 2
1958 28 WSH AL 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1958 28 BOS AL 57 200 -5 -0 -0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.3 0.1 3 2
1959 29 DET AL 100 379 -15 -3 0 6 5 -6 -0.8 12 5 0.4 .493 .496 -0.2 1.1 -1 2
1960 30 DET AL 85 278 -15 0 -1 5 4 -6 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .492 .496 -0.4 0.9 -3 2
7 Seasons 448 1447 -28 -5 -3 16 18 -2 -0.6 44 43 3.8 .499 .500 2.3 3.4 27
WSH (3 yrs) 199 578 6 -3 -2 6 6 14 1.4 18 31 3.1 .507 .504 2.5 1.3 25
NYY (2 yrs) 7 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .517 .500 0.2 0.0 1
DET (2 yrs) 185 657 -30 -3 -1 11 9 -13 -1.6 20 7 0.4 .493 .496 -0.6 2.0 -4
BOS (1 yr) 57 200 -5 -0 -0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.3 0.1 3

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
1954 24 NYY AL 6 3 1 8.9 96 .500 .400 .262 .500 .337 .400 .383 .900 .720 153 .795 0.5 0.0 1.000 .200 .000
1955 25 NYY AL 6 3 1 8.9 102 .400 .400 .265 .500 .345 .400 .395 .900 .740 146 .772 0.4 0.0 1.000 .200 .000
1956 26 WSH AL 256 160 33 5.5 103 .294 .261 .263 .402 .344 .377 .401 .779 .744 111 .563 5.7 0.6 .794 .338 .116 .0
1957 27 WSH AL 312 214 37 4.7 98 .277 .261 .261 .359 .333 .398 .394 .757 .726 109 .528 4.9 0.5 .707 .288 .136 .0
1958 28 TOT AL 210 145 19 3.5 103 .246 .208 .268 .344 .338 .306 .407 .651 .745 77 .408 -4.7 -0.5 .604 .289 .098 .0
1958 28 WSH AL 10 5 1 5.3 96 .200 .167 .259 .500 .328 .167 .394 .667 .722 95 .599 0.4 0.0 1.000 .667 .000
1958 28 BOS AL 200 140 18 3.4 103 .248 .210 .268 .337 .338 .311 .408 .648 .746 76 .399 -5.1 -0.5 .590 .275 .102 .0
1959 29 DET AL 379 281 36 3.4 103 .220 .216 .267 .284 .339 .367 .408 .651 .748 74 .390 -13.5 -1.4 .580 .254 .151 .0
1960 30 DET AL 278 197 22 3.0 105 .200 .194 .268 .313 .342 .276 .410 .589 .752 59 .325 -12.8 -1.3 .560 .267 .082 2.9
7 Yrs 1447 1003 149 4.0 102 .247 .230 .265 .337 .339 .350 .404 .687 .743 86 .448 -19.4 -2.0 .644 .283 .120 3.8
162 Game Avg. 523 363 54 4.0 102 .247 .230 .265 .337 .339 .350 .404 .687 .743 86 .448 -19.4 -2.0 .644 .283 .120 1
WSH (3 yrs) 578 379 71 5.0 100 .283 .260 .262 .381 .337 .386 .397 .766 .734 110 .544 11.1 1.1 .748 .314 .126 .0
NYY (2 yrs) 12 6 2 8.9 99 .444 .400 .264 .500 .341 .400 .389 .900 .730 150 .784 0.9 0.1 1.000 .200 .000
DET (2 yrs) 657 478 58 3.3 104 .211 .207 .268 .296 .341 .330 .409 .626 .750 68 .363 -26.3 -2.7 .572 .260 .123 3.6
BOS (1 yr) 200 140 18 3.4 103 .248 .210 .268 .337 .338 .311 .408 .648 .746 76 .400 -5.1 -0.5 .590 .275 .102 .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
1954 24 NYY AL 6 0.0% 16.7% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 1.00 5.0 1.7 67%
1955 25 NYY AL 6 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 0.00 2.5 0.00 83%
1956 26 WSH AL 256 1.6% 12.9% 18.0% 5.1% 24% 0.72 6.3 51.8 7.7 1.12 66%
1957 27 WSH AL 312 2.2% 12.2% 13.1% 6.4% 29% 0.93 6.9 37.7 7.3 1.28 72%
1958 28 TOT AL 210 1.0% 15.7% 16.7% 4.8% 28% 0.94 5.2 86.5 9.6 1.00 66%
1958 28 WSH AL 10 0.0% 10.0% 40.0% 0.0% 0% 0.25 6.0 0.33 50%
1958 28 BOS AL 200 1.0% 16.0% 15.5% 5.0% 29% 1.03 5.2 83.5 9.3 1.04 67%
1959 29 DET AL 379 3.4% 15.6% 9.2% 6.1% 32% 1.69 5.7 26.0 7.7 0.87 72%
1960 30 DET AL 278 1.8% 11.2% 14.8% 3.2% 20% 0.76 7.5 46.4 10.1 0.80 72%
7 Yrs 1447 2.1% 13.5% 13.8% 5.2% 27% 0.98 6.3 39.5 8.0 0.98 70%
MLB Averages 2.3% 12.4% 9.0% 6.6% 29% 1.37 7.2 38.5 8.3 1.00 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1954 24 NYY AL 0.5 0.0 8 0.3 0.4 -0.1 2.04 0.1 0.1 2.2 0.2 1.41 1.2 1.95 2
1955 25 NYY AL 0.4 0.0 6 0.1 0.2 -0.1 .83 0.1 0.0 2.3 0.2 1.24 0.8 0.70 1
1956 26 WSH AL 5.7 0.6 260 0.7 5.4 -4.7 1.10 0.7 -0.1 8.0 0.8 1.00 6.5 1.39 33
1957 27 WSH AL 4.9 0.5 311 1.0 7.1 -6.0 1.14 0.7 0.2 -1.7 -0.2 1.01 5.0 1.38 16
1958 28 TOT AL -4.7 -0.5 203 -0.2 3.5 -3.7 1.09 -0.5 0.3 -5.5 -0.5 1.02 -5.0 1.68 8
1958 28 WSH AL 0.4 0.0 10 0.1 0.2 -0.2 1.21 0.1 -0.0 0.6 0.1 0.94 0.6 1.95 2
1958 28 BOS AL -5.1 -0.5 193 -0.2 3.3 -3.5 1.08 -0.5 0.3 -6.1 -0.6 1.03 -5.6 1.58 6
1959 29 DET AL -13.5 -1.4 384 -1.5 5.7 -7.2 .99 -1.1 -0.4 -17.9 -1.8 1.00 -9.7 2.06 3
1960 30 DET AL -12.8 -1.3 282 -1.2 4.3 -5.5 1.13 -1.1 0.1 -9.6 -0.9 0.93 -11.0 2.13 4
7 Yrs -19.4 -2.0 1454 -0.7 26.6 -27.3 1.09 -1.1 0.5 -22.3 -2.2 0.99 -12.2 1.50 67

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
1954 24 NYY AL 0 0 33% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 25 NYY AL 0 0 33% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1956 26 WSH AL 5 0 21% 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 7 10% 13 13 0 0 0 0 7 5 2
1957 27 WSH AL 1 0 16% 91 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 3 35% 12 9 3 5 2 2 3 1 2
1958 28 TOT AL 2 0 13% 50 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22% 6 6 0 1 0 1 2 1 1
1958 28 WSH AL 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 28 BOS AL 2 0 14% 48 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22% 6 6 0 1 0 1 2 1 1
1959 29 DET AL 3 0 26% 129 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 2 4 31% 15 12 3 3 1 1 8 4 4
1960 30 DET AL 2 0 16% 94 2 0 100% 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 40% 10 8 2 1 0 1 4 1 3
7 Yrs 13 0 19% 439 2 3 40% 1 4 1 2 0 0 4 0 13 1 2 5 5 18 28% 56 48 8 11 4 5 24 12 12

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
1954 24 NYY AL 6 100% 2 2 1 0 1 1.95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 2 100% 6 3 50% 2 2 100% 0 0 0
1955 25 NYY AL 6 67% 2 1 1 0 1 0.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 1 0 0% 8 2 25% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1956 26 WSH AL 256 89% 54 33 6 0 3 1.39 4 0 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 51 7 14% 20 3 15% 193 24 12% 18 6 33% 7 4 57% 0
1957 27 WSH AL 308 94% 69 16 3 1 4 1.38 7 0 12 7 0 3 4 0 2 1 50% 66 12 18% 34 8 24% 231 28 12% 14 8 57% 10 4 40% 4
1958 28 TOT AL 200 95% 36 8 0 0 0 1.68 2 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 100% 42 5 12% 15 5 33% 147 17 12% 8 3 38% 13 8 62% 10
1958 28 WSH AL 10 60% 1 2 0 0 0 1.95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 4 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1958 28 BOS AL 190 97% 35 6 0 0 0 1.58 2 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 100% 39 5 13% 15 5 33% 143 17 12% 8 3 38% 13 8 62% 10
1959 29 DET AL 379 87% 73 3 0 0 0 2.06 13 0 14 11 2 6 7 0 0 0 90 9 10% 54 20 37% 270 34 13% 32 14 44% 15 7 47% 0
1960 30 DET AL 278 91% 45 4 1 0 1 2.13 5 1 11 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 45 6 13% 19 8 42% 174 19 11% 16 8 50% 6 2 33% 0
7 Yrs 1433 91% 281 67 12 1 10 1.50 31 1 51 28 3 14 17 0 3 2 67% 299 39 13% 145 46 32% 1029 127 12% 91 41 45% 52 25 48% 14
MLB Averages 49% 77% 11% 31% 14% 50% 54%

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
1954 24 5 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 153 2 0 0 0 0
1955 25 7 12 10 2 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 150 4 0 0 0 0 0
1956 26 102 268 217 27 58 6 3 4 32 0 0 48 34 .267 .407 .378 .785 113 82 7 3 0 0 9
1957 27 201 580 481 51 127 17 5 11 68 0 1 89 72 .264 .381 .389 .770 111 187 19 5 1 5 14
1958 28 263 790 654 62 163 22 8 13 86 0 3 124 105 .249 .371 .367 .738 102 240 24 6 2 5 15
1959 29 363 1169 992 100 236 30 10 26 130 0 3 159 164 .238 .343 .367 .710 93 364 33 6 2 12 16
1960 30 448 1447 1224 118 281 34 10 31 153 2 3 200 195 .230 .337 .350 .687 86 428 39 7 2 16 20

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
1954 24 5 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 1 5
1955 25 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 1 2
1956 26 99 265 215 25 55 6 3 4 27 0 47 34 .256 .396 .367 .764 31 95
1957 27 104 333 280 27 75 12 2 8 40 0 45 40 .268 .367 .411 .778 42 99
1958 28 65 220 181 12 38 5 3 2 19 0 37 34 .210 .347 .304 .651 19 62
1959 29 105 393 351 38 74 8 2 13 44 0 35 62 .211 .277 .356 .633 36 100
1960 30 89 292 244 19 47 4 0 5 24 2 43 33 .193 .312 .270 .582 21 85
7 Yrs 469 1515 1281 123 293 35 10 32 159 2 209 204 .229 .336 .347 .683 151 448
162 Game Avg. 162 523 442 42 101 12 3 11 55 1 72 70 .229 .336 .347 .683 52 448



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  9 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (355th), 3.8 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Louis Joseph lew loe Lou lu lue Berberet berbert

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