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Buddy Booker

Richard Lee Booker

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: May 28, 1942 in Lynchburg, VA
High School: William Campbell HS (Naruna, VA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 1966 (Age 24.007)
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox 1966-1968

Final Game: June 14, 1968 (Age 26.017)
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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
1966 24 CLE AL 18 30 28 6 6 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 6 .214 .267 .464 .731 106 13 2 0 0 0 0 2
1968 26 CHW AL 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 -47 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2 Yrs 23 36 33 6 6 1 0 2 5 0 0 3 8 .182 .250 .394 .644 83 13 2 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 254 232 42 42 7 0 14 35 0 0 21 56 .182 .250 .394 .644 83 92 14 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 18 30 28 6 6 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 6 .214 .267 .464 .731 106 13 2 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 -47 0 0 0 0 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
1966 24 CLE AL 18 30 0 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.1 0.0 0 2
1968 26 CHW AL 5 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $7,200 /2
2 Seasons 23 36 -1 -1 -0 0 0 -1 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,200
CLE (1 yr) 18 30 0 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.1 0.0 0
CHW (1 yr) 5 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $7,200

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1966 CLE AL 24 C 12 5 2 50.1 28 25 2 1 0 .964 0 0 4.83 2.25 .988 6.85 6.85 1 1 3 1 25% 38% 0
1968 CHW AL 26 C 3 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 0.67 .990 7.02 6.93 0 0 1 0 0% 37% 0
2 Seasons C 15 5 2 55.1 30 27 2 1 0 .967 0 0 4.72 1.93 .988 6.86 6.87 1 1 4 1 20% 38% 0
2 Seasons TOT 15 5 2 55.1 30 27 2 1 0 .967 0 0 4.72 1.93 .988 6.86 6.87 1 1 4 1 20% 38% 0
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

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
1968 26 Chicago White Sox $7,200 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,200
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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Name and misspellings: Richard Buddy Lee Booker

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