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Gates Brown

William James Brown

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: May 2, 1939 in Crestline, OH
High School: Crestline HS (Crestline, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1963 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1964 [*]
Team: Tigers 1963-1975

Final Game: September 26, 1975 (Age 36)
Died: September 27, 2013 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 25, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1406. Miguel Montero… #1407. Mike Gallego… #1408. Kendrys Morales… #1409. GATES BROWN… #1410. Bill Keister… #1411. Dave Robertson… #1412. Davy Force… 

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
1963 24 DET AL 55 93 82 16 22 3 1 2 14 2 1 8 13 .268 .333 .402 .736 103 33 3 1 0 2 0 7
1964 25 DET AL 123 465 426 65 116 22 6 15 54 11 4 31 53 .272 .326 .458 .784 114 195 6 4 2 2 0 7
1965 26 DET AL 96 249 227 33 58 14 2 10 43 6 0 17 33 .256 .305 .467 .772 116 106 3 0 3 2 1 7/9
1966 27 DET AL 88 193 169 27 45 5 1 7 27 3 0 18 19 .266 .337 .432 .769 117 73 3 2 0 4 2 7
1967 28 DET AL 51 105 91 17 17 1 1 2 9 0 0 13 15 .187 .286 .286 .571 68 26 3 0 0 1 0 7
1968 29 DET AL 67 104 92 15 34 7 2 6 15 0 0 12 4 .370 .442 .685 1.127 234 63 2 0 0 0 1 7/3
1969 30 DET AL 60 100 93 13 19 1 2 1 6 0 0 5 17 .204 .250 .290 .540 48 27 2 1 0 1 0 7
1970 31 DET AL 81 148 124 18 28 3 0 3 24 0 0 20 14 .226 .331 .323 .654 81 40 3 1 0 3 0 7
1971 32 DET AL 82 218 195 37 66 2 3 11 29 4 2 21 17 .338 .408 .549 .957 164 107 4 2 0 0 2 7
1972 33 DET AL 103 283 252 33 58 5 0 10 31 3 0 26 28 .230 .304 .369 .673 98 93 7 2 0 3 3 7
1973 34 DET AL 125 433 377 48 89 11 1 12 50 1 1 52 41 .236 .328 .366 .694 91 138 15 1 0 3 6 *D/7
1974 35 DET AL 73 108 99 7 24 2 0 4 17 0 0 10 15 .242 .312 .384 .696 98 38 1 0 0 0 2 D
1975 36 DET AL 47 45 35 1 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 9 6 .171 .356 .314 .670 89 11 2 1 0 0 1
13 Yrs 1051 2544 2262 330 582 78 19 84 322 30 8 242 275 .257 .330 .420 .750 110 950 54 15 5 21 18
162 Game Avg. 162 392 349 51 90 12 3 13 50 5 1 37 42 .257 .330 .420 .750 110 146 8 2 1 3 3

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
1963 24 DET AL 55 93 0 -0 -0 1 -1 0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 7
1964 25 DET AL 123 465 8 2 1 13 -5 19 1.9 14 33 3.3 .517 .513 2.0 0.8 20 7
1965 26 DET AL 96 249 5 1 1 4 -3 9 0.9 8 16 1.7 .510 .506 1.2 0.2 12 $15,000 7/9
1966 27 DET AL 88 193 4 -1 1 -2 -2 -0 -0.1 6 6 0.5 .500 .500 0.9 -0.6 8 7
1967 28 DET AL 51 105 -3 0 -0 -2 -1 -5 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -0 $16,000 7
1968 29 DET AL 67 104 13 -1 0 1 -1 14 1.7 4 17 2.0 .525 .511 1.9 0.0 16 $18,000 7/3
1969 30 DET AL 60 100 -6 -0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .489 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 7
1970 31 DET AL 81 148 -2 0 -0 -4 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .490 .495 0.1 -0.6 2 7
1971 32 DET AL 82 218 16 1 1 -1 -2 15 1.6 7 22 2.4 .520 .510 2.5 -0.4 23 7
1972 33 DET AL 103 283 -2 0 -0 1 -3 -4 -0.6 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 0.5 -0.3 5 7
1973 34 DET AL 125 433 -6 0 -1 0 -11 -17 -1.7 16 -2 -0.2 .485 .489 -0.3 -1.1 -2 *D/7
1974 35 DET AL 73 108 -2 -1 1 0 -1 -2 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .496 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 D
1975 36 DET AL 47 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 2 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 0.1 2
13 Seasons 1051 2544 26 2 4 13 -30 15 1.4 85 100 10.0 .502 .501 9.0 -2.4 87 $49,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 29 DET AL WS STL W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 33 DET AL ALCS OAK L 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1963 DET AL 24 LF 17 12 10 119.0 38 35 3 0 1 1.000 1 12 2.87 2.24 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 DET AL 24 OF 16 12 10 119.0 38 35 3 0 1 1.000 1 12 2.87 2.38 .981 2.16 2.16
1964 DET AL 25 LF 106 101 90 904.2 211 204 3 4 0 .981 13 18 2.06 1.95 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 DET AL 25 OF 106 101 90 904.2 213 205 4 4 0 .981 13 18 2.08 1.97 .980 2.04 2.03
1965 DET AL 26 OF 56 51 39 451.0 112 108 1 3 0 .973 4 12 2.18 1.95 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 DET AL 26 LF 49 44 37 398.0 104 100 1 3 0 .971 6 18 2.28 2.06 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 DET AL 26 RF 7 7 2 53.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -36 1.02 0.86 .978 1.85 1.84
1966 DET AL 27 OF 43 33 27 320.0 51 46 4 1 1 .980 -2 -9 1.41 1.16 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 DET AL 27 LF 42 33 27 320.0 53 48 4 1 1 .981 -2 -9 1.46 1.24 .980 1.83 1.82
1967 DET AL 28 LF 20 17 6 127.1 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 1.55 1.10 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 DET AL 28 OF 20 17 6 127.1 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 1.63 1.15 .980 2.05 2.06
1968 DET AL 29 LF 17 16 5 116.1 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1 14 1.47 1.12 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 DET AL 29 OF 17 16 5 116.1 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1 14 1.47 1.12 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 DET AL 29 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.50
1969 DET AL 30 LF 14 14 6 105.0 32 28 1 3 0 .906 0 5 2.49 2.07 .978 1.99 1.99
1969 DET AL 30 OF 14 14 6 105.0 32 28 1 3 0 .906 0 5 2.49 2.07 .978 2.13 2.13
1970 DET AL 31 LF 26 26 12 192.0 38 34 2 2 0 .947 -4 -23 1.69 1.38 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 DET AL 31 OF 26 26 12 192.0 40 37 1 2 0 .950 -4 -23 1.78 1.46 .980 2.14 2.13
1971 DET AL 32 OF 56 48 17 372.0 71 68 2 1 0 .986 -1 -3 1.69 1.25 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 DET AL 32 LF 55 48 17 372.0 71 68 2 1 0 .986 -1 -3 1.69 1.27 .981 1.93 1.92
1972 DET AL 33 LF 72 67 29 497.0 129 121 5 3 1 .977 1 2 2.28 1.75 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 DET AL 33 OF 72 67 29 497.0 130 122 5 3 1 .977 1 2 2.30 1.76 .983 2.22 2.21
1973 DET AL 34 DH 118 102
1973 DET AL 34 OF 2 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 0.50 .980 2.31 2.25
1973 DET AL 34 LF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 1.00 .980 2.06 2.00
1974 DET AL 35 DH 13 13
11 Seasons OF 428 386 241 3211.1 730 690 23 17 3 .977 13 5 2.00 1.67 .981 2.11 2.11
11 Seasons LF 419 379 239 3158.1 718 678 23 17 3 .976 15 6 2.00 1.67 .978 1.86 1.86
1 Season RF 7 7 2 53.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -36 1.02 0.86 .978 1.85 1.84
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.50
13 Seasons TOT 429 386 241 3213.1 733 693 23 17 3 .977 13 5 2.01 1.67 .981 2.12 2.13
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 ( 0.2%)
1982 BBWAA ()

Triples s c a p y
1964 AL  6 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1964 AL  12.7 (9th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  204 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  1 (2nd)
1966 AL  1 (4th)
1972 AL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  13 (1st)
1965 AL  6 (3rd)
Career  15 (88th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1964 AL  2.06 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  1.95 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1964 AL  13 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2456), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1615), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (201st), 10.0 career WAR/10.8 7yr-peak WAR/10.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1960 Season: Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent.
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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
1965 26 Detroit Tigers $15,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN
1967 28 Detroit Tigers $16,000 ? 1/7/67 TSN
1968 29 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? P. Harrigan, The Detroit Tigers 137
Career to date (may be incomplete)$49,000
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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Name and misspellings: William Gates James Brown

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