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Larry Biittner

Lawrence David Biittner

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: July 27, 1945 in Pocahontas, IA
High School: Catholic HS (Pocahontas, IA)
Schools: Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA), Drake University (Des Moines, IA)
Drafted
by the Washington Senators in the 10th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 17, 1970 (Age 24.355)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Rangers/Expos/Reds/Senators 1970-1983

Final Game: September 29, 1983 (Age 38.064)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1867. Chris Snyder… #1868. Malachi Kittridge… #1869. Aaron Miles… #1870. LARRY BIITTNER… #1871. Dan Meyer… #1872. Conor Jackson… #1873. Wes Helms… 

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
1970 24 WSA AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 25 WSA AL 66 189 171 12 44 4 1 0 16 1 0 16 20 .257 .323 .292 .615 81 50 7 1 0 1 3 9/73
1972 26 TEX AL 137 422 382 34 99 18 1 3 31 1 3 29 37 .259 .313 .335 .648 97 128 7 2 6 3 5 397/8
1973 27 TEX AL 83 281 258 19 65 8 2 1 12 1 0 20 21 .252 .307 .310 .617 79 80 8 1 1 1 0 973/D8
1974 28 MON NL 18 27 26 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .269 .269 .308 .577 58 8 0 0 1 0 0 /7
1975 29 MON NL 121 384 346 34 109 13 5 3 28 2 1 34 33 .315 .376 .408 .784 115 141 12 0 4 0 8 97/8
1976 30 TOT NL 89 237 224 23 53 14 1 0 18 0 2 10 9 .237 .272 .308 .580 60 69 6 1 2 0 3 37/9
1976 30 MON NL 11 32 32 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .188 .188 .219 .406 13 7 2 0 0 0 0 /97
1976 30 CHC NL 78 205 192 21 47 13 1 0 17 0 2 10 6 .245 .286 .323 .609 68 62 4 1 2 0 3 37/9
1977 31 CHC NL 138 532 493 74 147 28 1 12 62 2 1 35 36 .298 .345 .432 .777 99 213 17 1 1 2 2 37/1
1978 32 CHC NL 120 374 343 32 88 15 1 4 50 0 1 23 37 .257 .300 .341 .641 72 117 8 1 1 6 4 37
1979 33 CHC NL 111 295 272 35 79 13 3 3 50 1 1 21 23 .290 .339 .393 .732 92 107 10 0 0 2 1 379
1980 34 CHC NL 127 299 273 21 68 12 2 1 34 1 3 18 33 .249 .294 .319 .613 67 87 6 2 0 6 2 379/8
1981 35 CIN NL 42 66 61 1 13 4 0 0 8 0 0 4 4 .213 .258 .279 .536 51 17 3 0 0 1 1 /39
1982 36 CIN NL 97 208 184 18 57 9 2 2 24 1 0 17 16 .310 .369 .413 .782 117 76 9 2 2 3 2 73/9
1983 37 TEX AL 66 127 116 5 32 5 1 0 18 0 0 9 16 .276 .323 .336 .659 85 39 0 0 0 2 5 3/D9
14 Yrs 1217 3443 3151 310 861 144 20 29 354 10 12 236 287 .273 .324 .359 .683 88 1132 93 11 18 27 36
162 Game Avg. 162 458 419 41 115 19 3 4 47 1 2 31 38 .273 .324 .359 .683 88 151 12 1 2 4 5
TEX (5 yrs) 354 1021 929 70 240 35 5 4 77 3 3 74 94 .258 .314 .320 .633 87 297 22 4 7 7 13
CHC (5 yrs) 574 1705 1573 183 429 81 8 20 213 4 8 107 135 .273 .318 .373 .691 83 586 45 5 4 16 12
MON (3 yrs) 150 443 404 38 122 15 5 3 32 2 1 34 38 .302 .356 .386 .742 104 156 14 0 5 0 8
CIN (2 yrs) 139 274 245 19 70 13 2 2 32 1 0 21 20 .286 .342 .380 .722 101 93 12 2 2 4 3
NL (9 yrs) 863 2422 2222 240 621 109 15 25 277 7 9 162 193 .279 .328 .376 .703 88 835 71 7 11 20 23
AL (5 yrs) 354 1021 929 70 240 35 5 4 77 3 3 74 94 .258 .314 .320 .633 87 297 22 4 7 7 13

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
1970 24 WSA AL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .471 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
1971 25 WSA AL 66 189 -5 0 -1 0 -2 -8 -0.9 6 -1 -0.3 .486 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -1 9/73
1972 26 TEX AL 137 422 -1 -1 1 -2 -7 -10 -1.4 15 5 0.3 .491 .492 0.6 -1.2 7 397/8
1973 27 TEX AL 83 281 -7 -1 -0 -3 -4 -16 -1.6 10 -6 -0.6 .479 .489 -0.3 -0.7 -2 973/D8
1974 28 MON NL 18 27 -2 0 0 1 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /7
1975 29 MON NL 121 384 5 -2 -2 3 -4 1 0.1 12 13 1.3 .501 .501 0.8 -0.1 10 97/8
1976 30 MON NL 11 32 -4 0 -0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .440 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 /97
1976 30 CHC NL 78 205 -7 -1 2 2 -3 -6 -0.7 7 0 -0.1 .491 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -1 37/9
1977 31 CHC NL 138 532 0 1 -1 -3 -7 -9 -1.0 17 8 0.7 .493 .494 0.9 -1.1 11 37/1
1978 32 CHC NL 120 374 -14 -3 0 3 -5 -18 -2.1 12 -6 -0.9 .483 .487 -1.3 -0.2 -9 37
1979 33 CHC NL 111 295 -3 -0 -0 -3 -3 -9 -1.0 9 0 -0.0 .491 .494 0.2 -0.7 3 379
1980 34 CHC NL 127 299 -13 -1 0 3 -4 -14 -1.7 10 -4 -0.6 .487 .490 -1.0 -0.1 -7 379/8
1981 35 CIN NL 42 66 -5 0 0 -2 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .482 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 /39
1982 36 CIN NL 97 208 5 -0 -1 -2 -2 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .499 0.8 -0.4 8 73/9
1983 37 TEX AL 66 127 -4 -0 1 1 -2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .491 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 3/D9
14 Seasons 1217 3443 -55 -6 -2 -3 -43 -108 -12.4 115 7 -0.9 .490 .494 -0.9 -5.3 10
TEX (5 yrs) 354 1021 -18 -1 0 -5 -15 -40 -4.5 36 -4 -0.8 .487 .493 -0.2 -2.3 2
CHC (5 yrs) 574 1705 -36 -3 1 3 -21 -56 -6.5 56 -1 -1.0 .489 .492 -1.5 -2.2 -3
MON (3 yrs) 150 443 -1 -1 -2 3 -4 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.8 .496 .500 0.4 -0.1 6
CIN (2 yrs) 139 274 -0 -0 -1 -4 -2 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .494 .498 0.4 -0.6 6

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1977 31 CHC NL 0 0 40.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 5 6 6 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 10 14 29.74 4.500 33.8 20.3 6.8 20.3 3.00
1 Yr 0 0 40.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 5 6 6 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 10 14 29.74 4.500 33.8 20.3 6.8 20.3 3.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 40.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 88 340 408 408 204 68 0 204 0 0 0 680 14 29.74 4.500 33.8 20.3 6.8 20.3 3.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1977 31 CHC NL 1.1 1 0 6 40.50 4.15 -0.18 -0.32 124.0 4.98 -5 -0.3 .0 0.2 -0.2 -5 .157 .498
1 Season 1.1 1 0 6 40.50 4.15 -0.18 -0.32 124.0 4.98 -5 -0.3 .0 0.2 -0.2 -5 .157 .498

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1971 WSA AL 25 OF 41 40 24 338.0 83 72 6 5 0 .940 0 1 2.08 1.90 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 WSA AL 25 RF 38 38 23 313.0 79 68 6 5 0 .937 0 0 2.13 1.95 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 WSA AL 25 LF 7 2 1 25.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 2.16 0.86 .982 1.94 1.91
1971 WSA AL 25 1B 3 1 1 11.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 -0 -33 9.82 4.00 .992 9.57 9.53
1972 TEX AL 26 1B 65 42 41 414.2 450 410 36 4 36 .991 4 10 9.68 6.86 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 TEX AL 26 OF 65 56 30 481.0 102 93 5 4 1 .961 -6 -15 1.83 1.51 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 TEX AL 26 RF 32 27 16 239.1 60 55 3 2 1 .967 -1 -6 2.18 1.81 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 TEX AL 26 LF 30 21 9 175.1 30 26 2 2 0 .933 -4 -25 1.44 0.93 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 TEX AL 26 CF 8 8 5 66.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -22 2.17 2.00 .987 2.65 2.64
1973 TEX AL 27 OF 57 52 34 449.1 99 91 6 2 1 .980 -6 -15 1.94 1.70 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 TEX AL 27 RF 39 38 24 303.1 63 59 3 1 1 .984 -6 -23 1.84 1.59 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 TEX AL 27 LF 21 14 10 144.0 35 31 3 1 0 .971 -0 -3 2.12 1.62 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 TEX AL 27 1B 20 15 15 139.1 157 143 14 0 16 1.000 2 19 10.14 7.85 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 TEX AL 27 DH 3 1
1973 TEX AL 27 CF 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .985 2.70 2.80
1974 MON NL 28 LF 4 3 1 28.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1 47 2.25 1.75 .976 1.99 2.00
1974 MON NL 28 OF 4 3 1 28.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 47 2.57 2.00 .979 2.28 2.28
1975 MON NL 29 OF 93 86 59 757.0 179 166 8 5 0 .972 3 5 2.07 1.87 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 MON NL 29 RF 55 51 33 436.2 94 85 6 3 0 .968 0 0 1.88 1.65 .974 2.03 2.03
1975 MON NL 29 LF 35 31 23 281.1 70 66 2 2 0 .971 2 11 2.18 1.94 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 MON NL 29 CF 4 4 3 39.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.31 2.50 .984 2.72 2.72
1976 TOT NL 30 OF 31 25 21 223.1 54 51 2 1 0 .981 -2 -10 2.14 1.71 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 TOT NL 30 LF 24 18 16 165.2 34 33 0 1 0 .971 -2 -14 1.79 1.38 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 TOT NL 30 RF 8 7 5 57.2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.65 2.13 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 MON NL 30 OF 7 7 6 60.0 19 17 1 1 0 .947 -1 -28 2.70 2.57 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 MON NL 30 RF 4 4 3 33.1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -32 2.43 2.25 .974 2.16 2.15
1976 MON NL 30 LF 3 3 3 26.2 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -0 -22 2.02 2.00 .976 2.02 2.00
1976 CHC NL 30 1B 33 24 22 232.1 269 232 33 4 20 .985 2 12 10.27 8.03 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 CHC NL 30 OF 24 18 15 163.1 35 34 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.93 1.46 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 CHC NL 30 LF 21 15 13 139.0 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 1.75 1.29 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 CHC NL 30 RF 4 3 2 24.1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 44 2.96 2.00 .974 2.15 2.15
1977 CHC NL 31 1B 80 64 63 617.1 787 713 64 10 50 .987 1 2 11.33 9.71 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 CHC NL 31 LF 52 48 35 406.2 79 77 1 1 1 .987 -4 -11 1.73 1.50 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 CHC NL 31 OF 52 48 35 406.2 81 79 1 1 1 .988 -4 -11 1.77 1.54 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 CHC NL 31 P 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.80 0 0 0
1978 CHC NL 32 1B 62 50 50 484.0 614 554 52 8 53 .987 3 8 11.27 9.77 .992 9.98 9.90
1978 CHC NL 32 LF 29 25 19 219.2 47 45 1 1 0 .979 0 0 1.88 1.59 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 CHC NL 32 OF 29 25 19 219.2 49 47 1 1 0 .980 0 0 1.97 1.66 .980 2.31 2.29
1979 CHC NL 33 OF 44 35 22 299.2 53 46 3 4 0 .925 -6 -24 1.47 1.11 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 CHC NL 33 1B 32 23 21 221.2 258 236 20 2 24 .992 3 17 10.39 8.00 .992 9.89 9.86
1979 CHC NL 33 LF 23 17 10 153.1 23 20 1 2 0 .913 -2 -13 1.23 0.91 .970 2.01 2.00
1979 CHC NL 33 RF 20 18 12 146.1 28 24 2 2 0 .929 -4 -35 1.60 1.30 .979 2.19 2.18
1980 CHC NL 34 1B 41 24 22 236.1 270 250 19 1 14 .996 2 10 10.24 6.56 .992 10.16 10.17
1980 CHC NL 34 OF 38 33 22 271.2 60 55 4 1 2 .983 1 5 1.95 1.55 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 CHC NL 34 LF 20 18 10 143.0 30 28 1 1 1 .967 0 1 1.83 1.45 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 CHC NL 34 RF 17 15 12 127.2 29 27 2 0 1 1.000 1 8 2.04 1.71 .977 2.06 2.06
1980 CHC NL 34 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.80
1981 CIN NL 35 1B 8 4 4 47.0 56 53 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -3 10.72 7.00 .992 10.23 10.25
1981 CIN NL 35 OF 3 3 2 24.0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 -2 -75 2.25 2.00 .980 2.33 2.33
1981 CIN NL 35 RF 3 3 2 24.0 6 4 2 0 2 1.000 -2 -75 2.25 2.00 .978 2.06 2.07
1982 CIN NL 36 OF 31 28 8 200.2 45 42 2 1 0 .978 -2 -12 1.97 1.42 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 CIN NL 36 LF 26 23 8 167.2 41 38 2 1 0 .976 -2 -15 2.15 1.54 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 CIN NL 36 1B 15 12 11 119.2 141 128 12 1 13 .993 0 0 10.53 9.33 .992 10.24 10.26
1982 CIN NL 36 RF 6 5 0 33.0 7 6 1 0 1 1.000 0 4 1.91 1.17 .979 2.02 2.02
1983 TEX AL 37 1B 22 14 9 136.0 153 136 15 2 13 .987 1 9 9.99 6.86 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 TEX AL 37 DH 9 6
1983 TEX AL 37 OF 2 2 2 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -28 2.12 2.00 .980 2.49 2.50
1983 TEX AL 37 RF 2 2 2 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -28 2.12 2.00 .978 2.22 2.25
13 Seasons OF 490 436 279 3716.0 823 757 41 25 6 .970 -21 -7 1.93 1.63 .980 2.28 2.27
11 Seasons 1B 381 273 259 2659.1 3168 2866 269 33 242 .990 18 8 10.61 8.23 .992 9.93 9.90
11 Seasons LF 271 220 142 1909.2 402 376 14 12 2 .970 -9 -6 1.84 1.44 .975 2.00 1.99
10 Seasons RF 220 204 129 1698.0 387 348 26 13 6 .966 -12 -8 1.98 1.70 .977 2.08 2.07
4 Seasons CF 14 12 8 108.1 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.41 2.07 .986 2.68 2.69
2 Seasons DH 12 7
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.80 0 0 0
14 Seasons TOT 872 709 538 6376.2 3991 3623 310 58 248 .985 -3 -1 5.55 4.51 .989 5.47 5.61 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1977 NL  17 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1977 NL  13.7 (9th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1980 NL  1 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 AL  6 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 AL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  2 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1972 AL  4 (5th)
1979 NL  3 (2nd)
Career  18 (50th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1977), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (472nd), -0.9 career WAR/2.8 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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