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Dick Brown

Richard Ernest Brown

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 176 lb.

Born: January 17, 1935 in Shinnston, WV
High School: Holy Name HS (Lake Worth, FL)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 20, 1957 (Age 22.154, 9,061st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Tigers/Indians/WhiteSox 1957-1965

Last Game: October 3, 1965 (Age 30.259)
Died: April 12, 1970 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL
Relatives: Brother of Larry Brown
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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
1957 22 CLE AL 34 121 114 10 30 4 0 4 22 1 1 4 23 .263 .281 .404 .685 85 46 1 0 0 3 1 2
1958 23 CLE AL 68 193 173 20 41 5 0 7 20 1 0 14 27 .237 .304 .387 .691 90 67 3 3 2 1 1 2
1959 24 CLE AL 48 157 141 15 31 7 0 5 16 0 0 11 39 .220 .288 .376 .664 84 53 1 3 1 1 1 2
1960 25 CHW AL 16 47 43 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 0 3 11 .163 .217 .372 .589 57 16 1 0 1 0 0 2
1961 26 DET AL 93 336 308 32 82 12 2 16 45 0 2 22 57 .266 .312 .474 .786 105 146 10 0 3 3 2 2
1962 27 DET AL 134 462 431 40 104 12 0 12 40 0 1 21 66 .241 .279 .353 .631 66 152 11 2 5 2 7 *2
1963 28 BAL AL 59 190 171 13 42 7 0 2 13 1 0 15 35 .246 .310 .322 .632 81 55 2 1 3 0 6 2
1964 29 BAL AL 88 245 230 24 59 6 0 8 32 2 0 12 45 .257 .294 .387 .681 88 89 9 1 0 2 4 2
1965 30 BAL AL 96 280 255 17 59 9 1 5 30 2 2 17 53 .231 .278 .333 .611 72 85 8 1 3 4 8 2
9 Yrs 636 2031 1866 175 455 62 3 62 223 7 6 119 356 .244 .291 .380 .671 82 709 46 11 18 16 30
162 Game Avg. 162 517 475 45 116 16 1 16 57 2 2 30 91 .244 .291 .380 .671 82 181 12 3 5 4 8
CLE (3 yrs) 150 471 428 45 102 16 0 16 58 2 1 29 89 .238 .293 .388 .681 87 166 5 6 3 5 3
BAL (3 yrs) 243 715 656 54 160 22 1 15 75 5 2 44 133 .244 .292 .349 .641 80 229 19 3 6 6 18
DET (2 yrs) 227 798 739 72 186 24 2 28 85 0 3 43 123 .252 .293 .403 .696 82 298 21 2 8 5 9
CHW (1 yr) 16 47 43 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 0 3 11 .163 .217 .372 .589 57 16 1 0 1 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
1957 22 CLE AL 34 121 -3 0 -0 -4 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.2 .485 .497 0.3 -0.3 3 2
1958 23 CLE AL 68 193 -1 -0 0 -5 3 -3 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.7 -0.3 8 2
1959 24 CLE AL 48 157 -3 -0 1 -1 2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.4 0.1 4 2
1960 25 CHW AL 16 47 -3 0 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 2
1961 26 DET AL 93 336 -1 -2 -1 9 5 9 0.8 10 20 1.9 .510 .506 1.0 1.3 11 2
1962 27 DET AL 134 462 -21 -1 -1 0 7 -17 -2.0 14 -3 -0.6 .487 .489 -0.4 0.6 -3 *2
1963 28 BAL AL 59 190 -4 -2 0 1 3 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .497 .499 0.3 0.4 3 2
1964 29 BAL AL 88 245 -4 -0 -1 2 4 1 0.0 8 9 0.8 .502 .501 0.6 0.5 7 2
1965 30 BAL AL 96 280 -12 -1 -0 5 4 -4 -0.5 9 5 0.4 .495 .497 -0.2 1.0 -0 2
9 Seasons 636 2031 -52 -6 -3 6 30 -25 -3.4 62 37 2.8 .496 .498 2.7 3.4 31
CLE (3 yrs) 150 471 -7 -0 1 -10 7 -10 -1.2 14 5 0.3 .493 .498 1.4 -0.5 15
BAL (3 yrs) 243 715 -20 -3 -1 8 11 -4 -0.7 22 18 1.4 .498 .499 0.7 2.0 10
DET (2 yrs) 227 798 -23 -3 -3 9 12 -8 -1.1 24 17 1.3 .496 .496 0.6 1.9 8
CHW (1 yr) 16 47 -3 0 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1

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
1957 22 CLE AL 121 89 13 4.0 99 .289 .263 .263 .281 .335 .404 .397 .685 .733 85 .452 -2.7 -0.3 .581 .175 .140 1.6
1958 23 CLE AL 193 138 21 4.1 97 .243 .237 .260 .304 .329 .387 .396 .691 .725 90 .476 -2.7 -0.3 .630 .237 .150 1.8
1959 24 CLE AL 157 113 16 3.8 96 .265 .220 .257 .288 .328 .376 .393 .664 .720 84 .434 -3.3 -0.3 .604 .234 .156 .0
1960 25 CHW AL 47 38 3 2.1 101 .138 .163 .263 .217 .337 .372 .403 .589 .740 57 .204 -3.1 -0.3 .514 .279 .209 .0
1961 26 DET AL 336 244 42 4.6 106 .277 .266 .267 .312 .343 .474 .416 .786 .759 105 .494 0.4 0.0 .697 .273 .208 .0
1962 27 DET AL 462 346 40 3.1 106 .259 .241 .268 .279 .341 .353 .417 .631 .758 66 .332 -22.6 -2.3 .513 .158 .111 .0
1963 28 BAL AL 190 134 18 3.6 91 .299 .246 .251 .310 .316 .322 .387 .632 .703 81 .434 -4.0 -0.4 .550 .170 .076 1.3
1964 29 BAL AL 245 182 24 3.6 96 .285 .257 .256 .294 .324 .387 .397 .681 .721 88 .419 -4.4 -0.5 .578 .191 .130 3.2
1965 30 BAL AL 280 213 22 2.8 93 .269 .231 .253 .278 .323 .333 .388 .611 .711 72 .336 -9.8 -1.0 .500 .169 .102 2.9
9 Yrs 2031 1497 199 3.6 100 .268 .244 .261 .291 .332 .380 .402 .671 .734 82 .408 -52.1 -5.3 .574 .200 .136 12.6
162 Game Avg. 517 381 51 3.6 100 .268 .244 .261 .291 .332 .380 .402 .671 .734 82 .408 -52.1 -5.3 .574 .200 .136 3
CLE (3 yrs) 471 340 50 3.9 97 .262 .238 .260 .293 .330 .388 .395 .681 .725 87 .456 -8.7 -0.9 .608 .220 .150 3.6
BAL (3 yrs) 715 529 64 3.3 94 .282 .244 .253 .292 .322 .349 .391 .641 .713 80 .392 -18.2 -1.9 .540 .177 .105 7.5
DET (2 yrs) 798 590 82 3.7 106 .266 .252 .267 .293 .342 .403 .417 .696 .758 82 .405 -22.2 -2.2 .589 .206 .152 .0
CHW (1 yr) 47 38 3 2.1 101 .138 .163 .263 .217 .337 .372 .403 .589 .740 57 .203 -3.1 -0.3 .514 .279 .209 .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
1957 22 CLE AL 121 3.3% 19.0% 3.3% 6.6% 27% 5.75 5.0 28.5 5.2 0.43 74%
1958 23 CLE AL 193 3.6% 14.0% 7.3% 6.2% 29% 1.93 6.4 24.7 8.7 0.75 73%
1959 24 CLE AL 157 3.2% 24.8% 7.0% 7.6% 39% 3.55 3.6 28.2 8.8 0.64 62%
1960 25 CHW AL 47 6.4% 23.4% 6.4% 6.4% 43% 3.67 3.9 14.3 8.6 0.33 62%
1961 26 DET AL 336 4.8% 17.0% 6.6% 8.9% 37% 2.59 5.4 19.3 6.8 1.00 71%
1962 27 DET AL 462 2.6% 14.3% 4.6% 5.2% 23% 3.14 6.5 35.9 10.8 0.96 77%
1963 28 BAL AL 190 1.1% 18.4% 7.9% 4.7% 21% 2.33 4.9 85.5 13.2 1.24 71%
1964 29 BAL AL 245 3.3% 18.4% 4.9% 5.7% 24% 3.75 5.1 28.8 7.2 1.15 73%
1965 30 BAL AL 280 1.8% 18.9% 6.1% 5.4% 25% 3.12 4.8 51.0 8.5 1.55 72%
9 Yrs 2031 3.1% 17.5% 5.9% 6.3% 28% 2.99 5.2 30.1 8.4 0.96 72%
MLB Averages 2.3% 14.2% 8.5% 6.5% 29% 1.68 6.3 38.5 8.6 1.06 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1957 22 CLE AL -2.7 -0.3 117 0.5 2.5 -1.9 1.01 0.1 0.4 3.6 0.4 0.93 0.7 3.95 1
1958 23 CLE AL -2.7 -0.3 194 0.0 3.3 -3.3 .96 0.2 -0.2 1.5 0.2 0.94 1.6 2.36 6
1959 24 CLE AL -3.3 -0.3 160 -0.1 2.4 -2.5 .93 -0.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.94 -5.3 0.00 1
1960 25 CHW AL -3.1 -0.3 48 -0.3 0.6 -1.0 .91 -0.2 -0.1 -4.7 -0.5 0.96 -2.6 0.59 2
1961 26 DET AL 0.4 0.0 342 -0.9 5.3 -6.2 .97 0.2 -1.2 -13.2 -1.3 1.02 -1.4 3.60 3
1962 27 DET AL -22.6 -2.3 468 -1.4 6.9 -8.3 1.00 -1.6 0.2 -18.4 -1.8 0.95 -18.8 2.53 3
1963 28 BAL AL -4.0 -0.4 191 0.9 3.9 -2.9 .96 -0.3 1.3 -2.1 -0.2 0.95 -3.5 3.27 1
1964 29 BAL AL -4.4 -0.5 251 0.2 4.5 -4.3 .92 0.1 0.0 3.4 0.3 0.96 0.5 1.57 7
1965 30 BAL AL -9.8 -1.0 286 0.2 5.0 -4.8 1.03 -0.7 0.9 -3.7 -0.4 0.96 -7.9 1.35 7
9 Yrs -52.1 -5.3 2057 -0.9 34.3 -35.3 .97 -2.6 1.6 -34.2 -3.4 0.96 -36.6 1.98 31

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
1957 22 CLE AL 2 0 20% 45 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 25% 5 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 2
1958 23 CLE AL 4 0 26% 65 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 35% 11 9 2 1 1 0 8 2 5
1959 24 CLE AL 2 0 24% 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 50% 6 3 3 0 0 0 4 2 2
1960 25 CHW AL 0 0 14% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 26 DET AL 2 0 18% 90 0 2 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 5 36% 12 10 2 4 2 2 6 2 4
1962 27 DET AL 7 0 24% 153 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 29% 22 16 5 1 1 0 11 6 5
1963 28 BAL AL 4 0 20% 79 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 3 12% 10 8 1 1 1 0 6 4 1
1964 29 BAL AL 4 0 25% 100 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 38% 8 4 3 3 3 0 10 5 5
1965 30 BAL AL 3 0 17% 87 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 17% 10 10 0 2 2 0 6 3 3
9 Yrs 28 0 22% 683 7 6 54% 7 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 2 6 2 35 31% 85 65 17 12 10 2 54 25 27

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
1957 22 CLE AL 112 47% 30 1 0 0 0 3.95 4 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 18 1 6% 7 2 29% 66 17 26% 9 5 56% 2 1 50% 9
1958 23 CLE AL 191 52% 41 6 0 0 1 2.36 7 0 6 2 5 1 6 1 2 2 100% 32 3 9% 14 5 36% 107 15 14% 5 2 40% 8 4 50% 2
1959 24 CLE AL 157 29% 31 1 0 0 0 0.00 5 0 3 4 1 1 4 0 1 1 100% 31 1 3% 10 3 30% 90 12 13% 8 4 50% 4 2 50% 0
1960 25 CHW AL 47 26% 7 2 1 0 0 0.59 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 100% 10 1 10% 5 2 40% 31 2 6% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
1961 26 DET AL 336 22% 82 3 2 0 1 3.60 16 1 23 15 1 7 9 0 4 3 75% 70 10 14% 35 10 29% 258 30 12% 24 11 46% 14 8 57% 0
1962 27 DET AL 462 24% 104 3 1 0 1 2.53 12 0 16 11 1 8 4 0 8 5 63% 76 11 14% 44 14 32% 287 33 12% 32 11 34% 17 11 65% 0
1963 28 BAL AL 190 24% 42 1 1 1 1 3.27 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 100% 33 2 6% 15 4 27% 113 11 10% 13 3 23% 7 4 57% 0
1964 29 BAL AL 245 45% 59 7 0 0 1 1.57 8 0 3 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 41 9 22% 19 5 26% 152 24 16% 13 5 38% 8 3 38% 0
1965 30 BAL AL 280 41% 59 7 1 0 0 1.35 5 0 10 3 2 2 3 0 4 3 75% 42 8 19% 25 11 44% 169 26 15% 15 7 47% 7 2 29% 0
9 Yrs 2020 33% 455 31 6 1 5 1.98 62 1 69 43 18 28 34 1 23 18 78% 353 46 13% 174 56 32% 1273 170 13% 122 48 39% 70 37 53% 11
MLB Averages 51% 75% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%

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
1957 22 34 121 114 10 30 4 0 4 22 1 1 4 23 .263 .281 .404 .685 85 46 1 0 0 3 1
1958 23 102 314 287 30 71 9 0 11 42 2 1 18 50 .247 .295 .394 .689 88 113 4 3 2 4 2
1959 24 150 471 428 45 102 16 0 16 58 2 1 29 89 .238 .293 .388 .681 87 166 5 6 3 5 3
1960 25 166 518 471 49 109 16 0 19 63 2 1 32 100 .231 .286 .386 .672 84 182 6 6 4 5 3
1961 26 259 854 779 81 191 28 2 35 108 2 3 54 157 .245 .296 .421 .717 93 328 16 6 7 8 5
1962 27 393 1316 1210 121 295 40 2 47 148 2 4 75 223 .244 .290 .397 .687 83 480 27 8 12 10 12
1963 28 452 1506 1381 134 337 47 2 49 161 3 4 90 258 .244 .293 .387 .680 83 535 29 9 15 10 18
1964 29 540 1751 1611 158 396 53 2 57 193 5 4 102 303 .246 .293 .387 .680 84 624 38 10 15 12 22
1965 30 636 2031 1866 175 455 62 3 62 223 7 6 119 356 .244 .291 .380 .671 82 709 46 11 18 16 30

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
1957 22 36 128 121 11 33 4 0 4 24 1 4 24 .273 .289 .405 .694 15 34
1958 23 71 203 182 22 44 5 0 8 22 1 15 28 .242 .308 .401 .710 22 68
1959 24 50 165 148 16 33 7 0 5 17 0 12 41 .223 .293 .372 .664 16 48
1960 25 17 50 46 5 8 0 0 3 6 0 3 12 .174 .224 .370 .594 4 16
1961 26 93 333 306 31 80 12 2 16 43 0 21 57 .261 .306 .471 .777 44 93
1962 27 134 457 428 38 101 12 0 12 38 0 20 66 .236 .272 .348 .620 40 134
1963 28 59 194 174 15 45 8 0 2 15 1 16 35 .259 .325 .339 .664 19 59
1964 29 87 246 231 26 61 6 0 8 34 2 12 45 .264 .301 .394 .695 28 88
1965 30 96 284 258 19 62 9 1 5 33 2 18 53 .240 .288 .341 .629 26 96
9 Yrs 643 2060 1894 183 467 63 3 63 232 7 121 361 .247 .293 .383 .676 214 636
162 Game Avg. 162 519 477 46 118 16 1 16 58 2 30 91 .247 .293 .383 .676 54 636



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (382nd), 2.8 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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