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Ken Berry

Allen Kent Berry

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 10, 1941 in Kansas City, MO
Schools: Washburn University (Topeka, KS), Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1962 (Age 21.122)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Angels/Brewers/Indians 1962-1975

Final Game: May 31, 1975 (Age 34.021)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 26, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1361. Daniel Murphy… #1362. Ryan Ludwick… #1363. Tommy Helms… #1364. KEN BERRY… #1365. Gregg Zaun… #1366. Jim Morrison… #1367. Mickey Morandini… 

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
1962 21 CHW AL 3 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 81 2 0 0 0 0 0 /879
1963 22 CHW AL 4 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 /84
1964 23 CHW AL 12 39 32 4 12 1 0 1 4 0 1 5 3 .375 .459 .500 .959 171 16 1 0 2 0 0 8
1965 24 CHW AL 157 518 472 51 103 17 4 12 42 4 2 28 96 .218 .268 .347 .615 79 164 6 5 10 3 5 *8
1966 25 CHW AL 147 486 443 50 120 20 2 8 34 7 10 28 63 .271 .316 .379 .695 106 168 6 2 11 2 4 *798
1967 ★ 26 CHW AL 147 538 485 49 117 14 4 7 41 9 8 46 68 .241 .310 .330 .640 95 160 11 3 3 1 4 *978 AS
1968 27 CHW AL 153 541 504 49 127 21 2 7 32 6 6 25 64 .252 .288 .343 .631 87 173 15 1 9 2 1 *8/9
1969 28 CHW AL 130 327 297 25 69 12 2 4 18 1 2 24 50 .232 .296 .327 .623 70 97 9 3 3 0 5 *8/79
1970 29 CHW AL 141 515 463 45 128 12 2 7 50 6 4 43 61 .276 .344 .356 .701 93 165 19 6 1 2 10 *8 GG
1971 30 CAL AL 111 325 298 29 66 17 0 3 22 3 2 18 33 .221 .269 .309 .578 70 92 12 3 3 4 0 8/7
1972 31 CAL AL 119 459 409 41 118 15 3 5 39 5 3 35 47 .289 .347 .377 .723 121 154 4 2 12 1 2 *8 GG
1973 32 CAL AL 136 452 415 48 118 11 2 3 36 1 6 26 50 .284 .327 .342 .669 97 142 19 1 8 2 0 *87/9
1974 33 MIL AL 98 290 267 21 64 9 2 1 24 3 1 18 26 .240 .295 .300 .595 73 80 5 3 2 0 0 8D/97
1975 34 CLE AL 25 42 40 6 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 .200 .238 .225 .463 33 9 1 1 0 0 0 7/D
14 Yrs 1383 4544 4136 422 1053 150 23 58 343 45 46 298 569 .255 .308 .344 .652 91 1423 108 30 64 17 31
162 Game Avg. 162 532 484 49 123 18 3 7 40 5 5 35 67 .255 .308 .344 .652 91 167 13 4 7 2 4
CHW (9 yrs) 894 2976 2707 277 679 97 16 46 221 33 33 200 406 .251 .306 .349 .656 90 946 67 20 39 10 29
CAL (3 yrs) 366 1236 1122 118 302 43 5 11 97 9 11 79 130 .269 .319 .346 .665 98 388 35 6 23 7 2
CLE (1 yr) 25 42 40 6 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 .200 .238 .225 .463 33 9 1 1 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 98 290 267 21 64 9 2 1 24 3 1 18 26 .240 .295 .300 .595 73 80 5 3 2 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
1962 21 CHW AL 3 6 -0 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /879
1963 22 CHW AL 4 6 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /84
1964 23 CHW AL 12 39 3 -1 0 0 -0 2 0.3 1 4 0.4 .523 .502 0.4 0.0 4 8
1965 24 CHW AL 157 518 -12 0 0 9 -1 -3 -0.4 16 13 1.2 .498 .498 0.2 0.9 3 *8
1966 25 CHW AL 147 486 7 -3 1 12 -7 10 0.9 16 26 2.6 .508 .507 1.4 0.4 14 *798
1967 ★ 26 CHW AL 147 538 -2 -0 0 14 -7 5 0.4 17 23 2.2 .504 .504 0.7 0.7 9 *978 AS
1968 27 CHW AL 153 541 -6 -2 -1 10 -1 -0 -0.3 18 18 1.6 .500 .500 0.6 0.9 8 *8/9
1969 28 CHW AL 130 327 -10 -2 -1 2 -1 -11 -1.3 11 0 -0.2 .490 .492 -0.4 0.1 -3 *8/79
1970 29 CHW AL 141 515 -4 -1 -1 3 -1 -5 -0.7 18 13 1.2 .496 .497 1.0 0.2 10 $27,000 *8 GG
1971 30 CAL AL 111 325 -11 2 -1 6 -1 -5 -0.6 11 6 0.5 .495 .496 -0.2 0.6 -0 $35,000 8/7
1972 31 CAL AL 119 459 10 0 1 7 -1 18 2.1 16 34 3.9 .518 .514 3.0 0.8 27 $39,000 *8 GG
1973 32 CAL AL 136 452 5 -1 -1 4 -1 6 0.8 16 22 2.3 .505 .504 1.8 0.4 18 *87/9
1974 33 MIL AL 98 290 -9 1 1 2 -2 -8 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .491 .495 0.0 0.1 1 8D/97
1975 34 CLE AL 25 42 -4 -2 0 0 -1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .471 .495 -0.6 -0.1 -5 7/D
14 Seasons 1383 4544 -35 -9 -3 71 -22 2 -0.5 154 156 15.3 .500 .501 7.9 5.1 85 $101,000
CHW (9 yrs) 894 2976 -25 -9 -2 51 -17 -2 -1.2 98 96 8.9 .500 .500 3.8 3.3 45 $27,000
CAL (3 yrs) 366 1236 4 1 -2 18 -2 18 2.2 44 62 6.7 .506 .505 4.7 1.8 44 $74,000
CLE (1 yr) 25 42 -4 -2 0 0 -1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .471 .495 -0.6 -0.1 -5
MIL (1 yr) 98 290 -9 1 1 2 -2 -8 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .491 .495 0.0 0.1 1

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 Awards
1962 CHW AL 21 OF 2 1 0 14.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 26 3.21 2.50 .980 2.19 2.20
1962 CHW AL 21 CF 1 1 0 8.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 60 4.50 4.00 .985 2.59 2.60
1962 CHW AL 21 LF 1 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 1.00 .980 1.98 2.00
1962 CHW AL 21 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1963 CHW AL 22 CF 2 1 1 14.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0 34 3.86 3.00 .986 2.57 2.60
1963 CHW AL 22 OF 2 1 1 14.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0 34 3.86 3.00 .981 2.19 2.15
1963 CHW AL 22 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -480 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.10
1964 CHW AL 23 CF 12 10 7 89.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 1.62 1.33 .981 2.45 2.44
1964 CHW AL 23 OF 12 10 7 89.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 1.52 1.25 .980 2.04 2.03
1965 CHW AL 24 OF 156 141 122 1245.0 344 331 6 7 1 .980 9 9 2.44 2.16 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CHW AL 24 CF 155 141 122 1245.0 345 333 5 7 1 .980 9 9 2.44 2.18 .979 2.40 2.40
1966 CHW AL 25 OF 141 114 94 1093.1 220 208 10 2 1 .991 12 14 1.79 1.55 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 CHW AL 25 LF 98 72 67 704.2 138 130 7 1 1 .993 8 13 1.75 1.40 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 CHW AL 25 RF 41 35 20 304.2 58 55 2 1 0 .983 2 6 1.68 1.39 .979 1.94 1.94
1966 CHW AL 25 CF 14 7 7 84.0 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 3 47 2.68 1.79 .986 2.52 2.52
1967 CHW AL 26 OF 143 125 92 1196.1 244 233 9 2 1 .992 14 14 1.82 1.69 .980 2.05 2.06 AS
1967 CHW AL 26 RF 84 65 50 607.1 116 111 4 1 1 .991 6 12 1.70 1.37 .981 1.82 1.82 AS
1967 CHW AL 26 LF 53 25 16 272.0 53 52 1 0 0 1.000 2 10 1.75 1.00 .976 1.87 1.87 AS
1967 CHW AL 26 CF 38 35 26 317.0 78 75 2 1 0 .987 6 22 2.19 2.03 .981 2.47 2.47 AS
1968 CHW AL 27 OF 151 137 130 1255.1 370 352 11 7 2 .981 10 9 2.60 2.40 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 CHW AL 27 CF 149 137 130 1248.1 361 343 11 7 1 .981 9 9 2.55 2.38 .986 2.53 2.52
1968 CHW AL 27 RF 2 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 51 2.57 1.00 .975 1.93 1.85
1969 CHW AL 28 OF 120 82 64 803.1 222 215 7 0 1 1.000 2 4 2.49 1.85 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 CHW AL 28 CF 116 82 64 794.0 221 215 6 0 1 1.000 2 3 2.51 1.91 .982 2.50 2.50
1969 CHW AL 28 LF 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1 210 2.25 0.50 .980 2.02 2.00
1969 CHW AL 28 RF 2 0 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -112 0.00 0.00 1.86 1.90
1970 CHW AL 29 OF 138 129 124 1147.0 344 331 9 4 2 .988 3 3 2.67 2.46 .980 2.14 2.13 GG
1970 CHW AL 29 CF 137 129 124 1147.0 341 329 8 4 2 .988 3 3 2.64 2.46 .985 2.62 2.61 GG
1971 CAL AL 30 OF 101 79 68 737.0 245 237 5 3 0 .988 6 11 2.96 2.40 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 CAL AL 30 CF 94 75 65 705.2 233 227 4 2 0 .991 7 11 2.95 2.46 .983 2.73 2.72
1971 CAL AL 30 LF 8 4 3 31.1 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -0 -8 2.30 1.00 .981 1.92 1.92
1972 CAL AL 31 CF 116 107 101 961.0 282 269 13 0 5 1.000 7 9 2.64 2.43 .987 2.65 2.64 GG
1972 CAL AL 31 OF 116 107 101 961.0 285 272 13 0 5 1.000 7 9 2.67 2.46 .983 2.22 2.21 GG
1973 CAL AL 32 OF 129 106 101 1005.0 313 307 5 1 0 .997 4 5 2.79 2.42 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 CAL AL 32 CF 110 96 93 892.1 276 270 5 1 0 .996 2 2 2.77 2.50 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 CAL AL 32 LF 16 10 8 105.2 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 1 15 2.38 1.75 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 CAL AL 32 RF 4 0 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 137 3.86 0.75 .977 2.06 2.08
1974 MIL AL 33 OF 82 55 43 533.0 196 187 8 1 1 .995 2 4 3.29 2.38 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 MIL AL 33 CF 74 54 43 510.0 193 185 7 1 1 .995 2 5 3.39 2.59 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 MIL AL 33 DH 13 9
1974 MIL AL 33 RF 5 1 0 14.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -26 1.93 0.60 .977 2.19 2.16
1974 MIL AL 33 LF 4 0 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 0.50 .975 2.10 2.10
1975 CLE AL 34 LF 18 9 6 91.0 27 24 1 2 0 .926 0 4 2.47 1.39 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 CLE AL 34 OF 18 9 6 91.0 27 24 1 2 0 .926 0 4 2.47 1.39 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 CLE AL 34 DH 5 1
14 Seasons OF 1311 1096 953 10184.1 2837 2722 85 30 15 .989 71 8 2.48 2.14 .980 2.15 2.15
13 Seasons CF 1018 875 783 8015.1 2382 2295 63 24 12 .990 52 8 2.65 2.32 .984 2.60 2.60
8 Seasons LF 200 120 100 1222.2 259 245 10 4 1 .985 12 11 1.88 1.28 .979 1.89 1.89
7 Seasons RF 139 101 70 946.1 182 174 6 2 1 .989 8 10 1.71 1.29 .980 1.87 1.88
2 Seasons DH 18 10
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -480 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.10
14 Seasons TOT 1312 1096 953 10185.1 2837 2722 85 30 15 .989 71 8 2.48 2.14 .980 2.15 2.15
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
1981 BBWAA ()

Gold Gloves
1970 AL (OF)
1972 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Games Played s c a p y
1965 AL  157 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  5 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1965 AL  10 (3rd)
1966 AL  11 (3rd)
1968 AL  9 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1968 AL  15 (8th)
1970 AL  19 (6th)
1973 AL  19 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1966 AL  10 (7th)
1967 AL  8 (8th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  155 (1st)
1968 AL  149 (4th)
1970 AL  137 (4th)
Career  1,018 (87th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  333 (1st)
1968 AL  343 (4th)
1970 AL  329 (5th)
Career  2,295 (98th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  5 (5th)
1968 AL  11 (2nd)
1972 AL  13 (1st)
Career  63 (85th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (3rd)
1968 AL  7 (2nd)
1970 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  1 (4th)
1965 AL  1 (5th)
1972 AL  5 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  156 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  331 (1st)
1968 AL  352 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1966 AL  10 (5th)
1972 AL  13 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1968 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1972 AL  5 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1966 AL  1.75 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  1.40 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  9 (2nd)
1968 AL  9 (4th)
1971 AL  7 (4th)
1972 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  52 (26th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1965 AL  2.44 (4th)
1968 AL  2.55 (5th)
1971 AL  2.95 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  2.18 (5th)
1968 AL  2.38 (4th)
1971 AL  2.46 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  .980 (3rd)
1969 AL  1.000 (1st)
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)
1973 AL  .996 (1st)
Career  .990 (35th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 AL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  9 (4th)
1966 AL  12 (4th)
1967 AL  14 (4th)
Career  71 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1968 AL  2.60 (4th)
1971 AL  2.96 (4th)
1972 AL  2.67 (5th)
1974 AL  3.29 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  2.16 (5th)
1968 AL  2.40 (4th)
1972 AL  2.46 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1966 AL  .991 (4th)
1967 AL  .992 (2nd)
1969 AL  1.000 (1st)
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)
1973 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .989 (65th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1580), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2259), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (182nd), 15.3 career WAR/14.9 7yr-peak WAR/15.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1970 29 Chicago White Sox $27,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 30 California Angels $35,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 31 California Angels $39,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$101,000
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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