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Larvell Blanks

Larvell Blanks (Sugar Bear)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: January 28, 1950 in Del Rio, TX
High School: San Felipe HS (Del Rio, TX)
School: Sul Ross State University (Alpine, TX)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1972 (Age 22.173)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Indians/Rangers 1972-1980

Final Game: August 3, 1980 (Age 30.188)
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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
1972 22 ATL NL 33 94 85 10 28 5 0 1 7 0 0 7 12 .329 .376 .424 .800 120 36 3 0 1 1 0 4/65
1973 23 ATL NL 17 19 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .222 .485 32 4 1 0 0 0 0 /546
1974 24 ATL NL 3 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 38 2 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1975 25 ATL NL 141 517 471 49 110 13 3 3 38 4 3 38 43 .234 .292 .293 .585 61 138 11 2 3 3 1 *64
1976 26 CLE AL 104 371 328 45 92 8 7 5 41 1 2 30 31 .280 .337 .393 .730 116 129 15 0 9 4 0 64/D5
1977 27 CLE AL 105 351 322 43 92 10 4 6 38 3 0 19 37 .286 .324 .398 .721 100 128 7 1 5 4 1 654/D
1978 28 CLE AL 70 212 193 19 49 10 0 2 20 0 0 10 16 .254 .285 .337 .622 76 65 7 0 5 4 0 64/5D
1979 29 TEX AL 68 138 120 13 24 5 0 1 15 0 0 11 9 .200 .259 .267 .526 44 32 1 0 3 4 0 64/D
1980 30 ATL NL 88 243 221 23 45 6 0 2 12 1 2 16 27 .204 .255 .258 .513 42 57 6 0 4 2 1 65/4
9 Yrs 629 1953 1766 203 446 57 14 20 172 9 7 132 178 .253 .302 .335 .637 78 591 51 3 30 22 3
162 Game Avg. 162 503 455 52 115 15 4 5 44 2 2 34 46 .253 .302 .335 .637 78 152 13 1 8 6 1
ATL (5 yrs) 282 881 803 83 189 24 3 6 58 5 5 62 85 .235 .290 .295 .585 61 237 21 2 8 6 2
CLE (3 yrs) 279 934 843 107 233 28 11 13 99 4 2 59 84 .276 .320 .382 .702 100 322 29 1 19 12 1
TEX (1 yr) 68 138 120 13 24 5 0 1 15 0 0 11 9 .200 .259 .267 .526 44 32 1 0 3 4 0
NL (5 yrs) 282 881 803 83 189 24 3 6 58 5 5 62 85 .235 .290 .295 .585 61 237 21 2 8 6 2
AL (4 yrs) 347 1072 963 120 257 33 11 14 114 4 2 70 93 .267 .312 .368 .680 93 354 30 1 22 16 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
1972 22 ATL NL 33 94 3 -1 -0 2 1 4 0.5 3 8 0.8 .516 .503 0.6 0.3 6 4/65
1973 23 ATL NL 17 19 -2 -0 -0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /546
1974 24 ATL NL 3 8 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .450 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /6
1975 25 ATL NL 141 517 -21 -0 1 -15 9 -27 -3.0 17 -10 -1.4 .479 .482 0.2 -0.7 5 *64
1976 26 CLE AL 104 371 8 1 -1 -6 5 6 0.7 13 19 2.0 .507 .504 2.8 -0.2 26 64/D5
1977 27 CLE AL 105 351 0 2 -1 -7 5 -1 0.0 13 12 1.2 .499 .500 1.9 -0.2 19 654/D
1978 28 CLE AL 70 212 -7 0 0 -2 3 -4 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .493 .497 0.4 0.2 5 64/5D
1979 29 TEX AL 68 138 -7 0 0 -2 3 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .492 .496 0.1 0.1 1 64/D
1980 30 ATL NL 88 243 -11 -1 -1 6 4 -2 -0.2 8 7 0.6 .498 .499 -0.1 1.2 0 65/4
9 Seasons 629 1953 -37 1 -1 -26 30 -32 -3.4 67 35 3.2 .494 .496 5.8 0.6 61
ATL (5 yrs) 282 881 -31 -2 -0 -8 15 -28 -3.1 29 2 -0.2 .489 .491 0.5 0.7 10
CLE (3 yrs) 279 934 1 3 -1 -15 13 1 0.3 33 35 3.5 .500 .501 5.2 -0.2 50
TEX (1 yr) 68 138 -7 0 0 -2 3 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .492 .496 0.1 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
1972 ATL NL 22 2B 18 15 14 140.0 93 38 55 0 12 1.000 0 1 5.98 5.17 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 ATL NL 22 SS 4 3 3 29.2 21 8 13 0 0 1.000 0 12 6.37 5.25 .967 5.04 5.05
1972 ATL NL 22 3B 2 2 2 18.0 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1 73 4.50 4.50 .944 2.85 2.90
1973 ATL NL 23 3B 3 1 1 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -80 0.00 0.00 2.85 2.87
1973 ATL NL 23 2B 2 0 0 5.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 48 5.40 1.50 .980 5.58 5.50
1973 ATL NL 23 SS 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .960 4.95 4.95
1974 ATL NL 24 SS 2 2 2 18.0 9 1 7 1 0 .889 -1 -53 4.00 4.00 .961 4.95 4.95
1975 ATL NL 25 SS 129 121 113 1083.0 622 183 414 25 68 .960 -10 -11 4.96 4.63 .963 4.99 4.99
1975 ATL NL 25 2B 12 10 8 96.0 55 29 24 2 7 .964 -5 -59 4.97 4.42 .975 5.54 5.54
1976 CLE AL 26 SS 56 39 25 355.1 172 59 109 4 28 .977 -3 -11 4.26 3.00 .967 4.99 5.01
1976 CLE AL 26 2B 46 40 31 348.1 204 93 104 7 25 .966 -3 -10 5.09 4.28 .975 5.40 5.42
1976 CLE AL 26 DH 3 1
1976 CLE AL 26 3B 2 1 1 10.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 0.90 0.50 .950 2.97 2.95
1977 CLE AL 27 SS 66 45 30 418.0 198 74 116 8 21 .960 -8 -22 4.09 2.88 .963 4.82 4.79
1977 CLE AL 27 3B 18 16 16 149.2 56 11 42 3 3 .946 1 6 3.19 2.94 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 CLE AL 27 2B 12 7 7 70.1 38 15 23 0 3 1.000 -0 -9 4.86 3.17 .978 5.41 5.38
1977 CLE AL 27 DH 6 4
1978 CLE AL 28 SS 43 36 28 308.0 176 56 107 13 22 .926 -0 -2 4.76 3.79 .964 4.92 4.87
1978 CLE AL 28 2B 17 10 10 102.0 56 25 31 0 3 1.000 -0 -4 4.94 3.29 .980 5.47 5.42
1978 CLE AL 28 3B 3 2 2 22.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 3.18 2.67 .954 3.02 2.97
1978 CLE AL 28 DH 1 1
1979 TEX AL 29 SS 49 27 4 202.0 107 39 65 3 16 .972 -2 -10 4.63 2.12 .965 5.01 4.95
1979 TEX AL 29 2B 16 12 7 106.0 51 26 25 0 6 1.000 -0 -6 4.33 3.19 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 TEX AL 29 DH 1 0
1980 ATL NL 30 SS 56 18 14 233.0 151 43 100 8 21 .947 1 5 5.52 2.55 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 ATL NL 30 3B 43 32 18 284.1 119 21 89 9 10 .924 6 25 3.48 2.56 .948 2.87 2.88
1980 ATL NL 30 2B 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .980 5.50 5.50
9 Seasons SS 407 291 219 2649.0 1457 463 932 62 176 .957 -22 -10 4.74 3.43 .964 4.96 4.95
8 Seasons 2B 124 95 78 876.2 501 228 264 9 56 .982 -9 -12 5.05 3.97 .977 5.43 5.43
6 Seasons 3B 71 54 40 496.2 193 37 144 12 13 .938 6 14 3.28 2.55 .951 2.91 2.91
4 Seasons DH 11 6
9 Seasons TOT 602 440 337 4022.1 2151 728 1340 83 245 .961 -26 -8 4.63 3.44 .966 4.81 4.80
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

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1975 NL  25 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1980 NL  6 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (271st), 3.2 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Sugar Bear Larvell Blanks

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