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Bill Bruton

William Haron Bruton

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: November 9, 1925 in Panola, AL
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1953 (Age 27.155)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1953-1964

Final Game: October 2, 1964 (Age 38.328)
Died: December 5, 1995 in Marshallton, DE
Buried: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE
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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
1953 27 MLN NL 151 668 613 82 153 18 14 1 41 26 11 44 100 .250 .306 .330 .636 70 202 9 6 5 *8O RoY-4
1954 28 MLN NL 142 619 567 89 161 20 7 4 30 34 13 40 78 .284 .336 .365 .701 88 207 3 4 8 0 *8
1955 29 MLN NL 149 685 636 106 175 30 12 9 47 25 11 43 72 .275 .325 .403 .728 96 256 2 4 2 0 6 *8
1956 30 MLN NL 147 578 525 73 143 23 15 8 56 8 6 26 63 .272 .304 .419 .723 97 220 7 1 18 8 11 *8
1957 31 MLN NL 79 332 306 41 85 16 9 5 30 11 4 19 35 .278 .317 .438 .755 107 134 2 1 1 5 4 8
1958 32 MLN NL 100 361 325 47 91 11 3 3 28 4 1 27 37 .280 .336 .360 .696 92 117 5 2 4 3 4 8
1959 33 MLN NL 133 523 478 72 138 22 6 6 41 13 5 35 54 .289 .338 .397 .735 103 190 9 1 7 1 2 *8
1960 34 MLN NL 151 677 629 112 180 27 13 12 54 22 13 41 97 .286 .330 .428 .758 114 269 4 2 1 4 1 *8
1961 35 DET AL 160 668 596 99 153 15 5 17 63 22 6 61 66 .257 .327 .384 .712 88 229 9 3 5 3 0 *8
1962 36 DET AL 147 634 561 90 156 27 5 16 74 14 7 55 67 .278 .346 .430 .776 105 241 11 5 9 3 0 *8
1963 37 DET AL 145 595 524 84 134 21 8 8 48 14 7 59 70 .256 .330 .372 .703 95 195 6 0 10 1 3 *8
1964 38 DET AL 106 331 296 42 82 11 5 5 33 14 5 32 54 .277 .347 .399 .745 106 118 6 0 2 1 1 87
12 Yrs 1610 6671 6056 937 1651 241 102 94 545 207 89 482 793 .273 .328 .393 .720 96 2378 73 29 72 29 32
162 Game Avg. 162 671 609 94 166 24 10 9 55 21 9 48 80 .273 .328 .393 .720 96 239 7 3 7
MLN (8 yrs) 1052 4443 4079 622 1126 167 79 48 327 143 64 275 536 .276 .323 .391 .715 95 1595 41 21 46 21 28
DET (4 yrs) 558 2228 1977 315 525 74 23 46 218 64 25 207 257 .266 .336 .396 .732 97 783 32 8 26 8 4
NL (8 yrs) 1052 4443 4079 622 1126 167 79 48 327 143 64 275 536 .276 .323 .391 .715 95 1595 41 21 46 21 28
AL (4 yrs) 558 2228 1977 315 525 74 23 46 218 64 25 207 257 .266 .336 .396 .732 97 783 32 8 26 8 4

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
1953 27 MLN NL 151 668 -27 4 -0 8 -1 -16 -1.8 24 8 0.6 .489 .490 0.0 0.6 0 *8O RoY-4
1954 28 MLN NL 142 619 -11 3 1 4 -1 -4 -0.5 23 19 1.8 .497 .498 1.5 0.2 16 *8
1955 29 MLN NL 149 685 -5 2 2 5 -1 4 0.1 24 28 2.5 .503 .503 2.3 0.3 23 *8
1956 30 MLN NL 147 578 -3 3 1 12 -1 12 1.0 22 34 3.2 .509 .508 2.2 1.0 22 *8
1957 31 MLN NL 79 332 4 2 2 1 -0 8 0.7 13 20 2.0 .511 .505 2.0 0.0 19 8
1958 32 MLN NL 100 361 -0 0 1 1 -0 2 0.2 14 16 1.6 .502 .502 1.5 0.1 15 8
1959 33 MLN NL 133 523 2 5 0 -2 -1 5 0.5 20 24 2.5 .504 .503 2.8 -0.3 27 *8
1960 34 MLN NL 151 677 14 1 2 -5 -1 12 1.2 24 36 3.7 .508 .508 4.2 -0.6 41 *8
1961 35 DET AL 160 668 -5 3 2 9 -1 8 0.6 20 29 2.6 .505 .505 1.9 0.7 20 *8
1962 36 DET AL 147 634 5 1 2 3 -1 11 0.9 19 30 2.8 .507 .507 2.7 0.1 27 *8
1963 37 DET AL 145 595 -6 2 0 1 -1 -3 -0.6 18 15 1.2 .498 .498 1.3 -0.1 14 *8
1964 38 DET AL 106 331 4 3 1 0 -1 7 0.6 10 17 1.6 .507 .505 1.7 -0.2 17 87
12 Seasons 1610 6671 -27 29 15 38 -9 46 2.9 231 278 26.1 .503 .502 24.3 1.8 240
MLN (8 yrs) 1052 4443 -25 20 10 25 -6 23 1.4 163 187 17.9 .502 .502 16.6 1.3 162
DET (4 yrs) 558 2228 -2 9 5 13 -3 23 1.5 68 91 8.2 .504 .504 7.7 0.5 78

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
1953 27 MLN NL 668 485 61 3.3 105 .297 .250 .267 .306 .337 .330 .416 .636 .753 70 .336 -26.7 -2.6 .556 .176 .080 1.9
1954 28 MLN NL 619 430 70 4.4 104 .324 .284 .267 .336 .337 .365 .413 .701 .750 88 .457 -10.2 -1.0 .645 .189 .081 7.2
1955 29 MLN NL 685 476 86 4.8 102 .299 .275 .261 .325 .331 .403 .413 .728 .744 96 .514 -5.3 -0.5 .669 .217 .127 13.2
1956 30 MLN NL 578 421 66 4.2 98 .292 .272 .257 .304 .323 .419 .406 .723 .729 97 .470 -3.0 -0.3 .630 .200 .147 8.0
1957 31 MLN NL 332 233 44 5.1 97 .295 .278 .260 .317 .322 .438 .403 .755 .725 107 .546 2.8 0.3 .709 .245 .160 6.9
1958 32 MLN NL 361 247 41 4.5 99 .306 .280 .260 .336 .327 .360 .406 .696 .733 92 .480 -2.9 -0.3 .621 .172 .080 3.4
1959 33 MLN NL 523 362 64 4.7 97 .315 .289 .259 .338 .324 .397 .401 .735 .725 103 .511 2.6 0.3 .661 .199 .109 8.2
1960 34 MLN NL 677 471 89 5.1 92 .321 .286 .254 .330 .318 .428 .389 .758 .708 114 .569 10.2 1.0 .689 .221 .141 15.5
1961 35 DET AL 668 466 79 4.5 106 .264 .257 .267 .327 .343 .384 .416 .712 .759 88 .487 -12.0 -1.2 .675 .257 .128 19.2
1962 36 DET AL 634 435 84 5.2 106 .291 .278 .268 .346 .341 .430 .417 .776 .758 105 .560 3.4 0.3 .728 .262 .152 14.9
1963 37 DET AL 595 414 67 4.4 97 .282 .256 .259 .330 .326 .372 .400 .703 .725 95 .518 -3.8 -0.4 .648 .242 .116 10.2
1964 38 DET AL 331 228 42 5.0 98 .324 .277 .258 .347 .327 .399 .401 .745 .727 106 .571 2.2 0.2 .707 .260 .122 7.4
12 Yrs 6671 4668 793 4.6 100 .300 .273 .262 .328 .330 .393 .407 .720 .738 96 .498 -42.7 -4.1 .658 .219 .120 129.3
162 Game Avg. 671 470 80 4.6 100 .300 .273 .262 .328 .330 .393 .407 .720 .738 96 .498 -42.7 -4.1 .658 .219 .120 13
MLN (8 yrs) 4443 3125 521 4.5 99 .307 .276 .261 .323 .328 .391 .406 .715 .734 95 .483 -32.5 -3.1 .644 .202 .115 71.9
DET (4 yrs) 2228 1543 272 4.7 102 .285 .266 .264 .336 .335 .396 .410 .732 .745 97 .529 -10.3 -1.0 .687 .255 .131 53.5
NL (8 yrs) 4443 3125 521 4.5 99 .307 .276 .261 .323 .328 .391 .406 .715 .734 95 .483 -32.5 -3.1 .644 .202 .115 71.9
AL (4 yrs) 2228 1543 272 4.7 102 .285 .266 .264 .336 .335 .396 .410 .732 .745 97 .529 -10.3 -1.0 .687 .255 .131 53.5

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
1958 32 MLN NL WS NYY L 7 22 17 2 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 5 .412 .545 .588 1.134 10 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 22 17 2 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 5 .412 .545 .588 1.134 10 1 0 0 0 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
1953 27 MLN NL 668 0.2% 15.0% 6.6% 4.9% 22% 2.27 6.1 613.0 15.0 0.97 77%
1954 28 MLN NL 619 0.7% 12.6% 6.5% 5.0% 19% 1.95 7.3 141.8 18.9 0.85 78%
1955 29 MLN NL 685 1.3% 10.5% 6.3% 7.5% 29% 1.67 8.8 70.7 13.5 1.23 81%
1956 30 MLN NL 578 1.4% 10.9% 4.5% 8.0% 32% 2.42 8.3 65.6 9.4 1.03 80%
1957 31 MLN NL 332 1.5% 10.5% 5.7% 9.0% 35% 1.84 8.7 61.2 10.2 0.90 82%
1958 32 MLN NL 361 0.8% 10.3% 7.5% 4.7% 19% 1.37 8.8 108.3 11.6 1.16 80%
1959 33 MLN NL 523 1.2% 10.3% 6.7% 6.5% 25% 1.54 8.9 79.7 11.7 1.16 80%
1960 34 MLN NL 677 1.8% 14.3% 6.1% 7.7% 29% 2.37 6.5 52.4 11.6 0.98 77%
1961 35 DET AL 668 2.5% 9.9% 9.1% 5.5% 24% 1.08 9.0 35.1 9.5 0.91 77%
1962 36 DET AL 634 2.5% 10.6% 8.7% 7.6% 31% 1.22 8.4 35.1 7.6 1.44 76%
1963 37 DET AL 595 1.3% 11.8% 9.9% 6.2% 28% 1.19 7.5 65.5 10.9 0.84 75%
1964 38 DET AL 331 1.5% 16.3% 9.7% 6.3% 26% 1.69 5.5 59.2 9.0 1.43 72%
12 Yrs 6671 1.4% 11.9% 7.2% 6.6% 27% 1.65 7.6 64.4 11.1 1.05 78%
MLB Averages 2.3% 13.1% 8.8% 6.6% 29% 1.50 6.8 38.6 8.4 1.02 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1953 27 MLN NL -26.7 -2.6 592 -1.2 8.4 -9.6 .94 -1.6 0.3 -15.2 -1.5 0.93 -20.0 0.36 1
1954 28 MLN NL -10.2 -1.0 610 -3.1 7.6 -10.7 1.00 -1.3 -1.8 -17.3 -1.7 0.93 -14.1 0.88 3
1955 29 MLN NL -5.3 -0.5 658 0.2 10.9 -10.7 .97 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.91 -2.1 1.08 2
1956 30 MLN NL -3.0 -0.3 532 0.0 8.4 -8.4 .96 0.2 -0.2 5.6 0.6 0.94 1.8 0.95 4
1957 31 MLN NL 2.8 0.3 351 2.0 7.3 -5.3 1.06 0.8 1.0 12.0 1.2 0.90 9.4 0.91 1
1958 32 MLN NL -2.9 -0.3 372 -0.4 5.7 -6.1 1.01 0.5 -0.9 2.3 0.2 0.98 3.8 0.67 5
1959 33 MLN NL 2.6 0.3 546 0.5 8.7 -8.2 .94 0.6 -0.1 11.1 1.1 0.93 5.1 1.64 7
1960 34 MLN NL 10.2 1.0 721 0.9 11.8 -10.9 .92 1.7 -0.7 14.3 1.5 0.91 12.2 0.95 3
1961 35 DET AL -12.0 -1.2 705 1.6 12.5 -10.9 .94 0.9 0.8 6.6 0.6 0.92 7.5 1.46 6
1962 36 DET AL 3.4 0.3 662 0.8 11.4 -10.6 1.01 1.7 -0.9 28.2 2.7 0.93 20.1 1.27 5
1963 37 DET AL -3.8 -0.4 626 0.6 11.0 -10.4 1.04 0.1 0.4 9.4 1.0 0.94 4.0 1.92 12
1964 38 DET AL 2.2 0.2 353 2.5 7.8 -5.3 1.05 1.2 1.1 13.9 1.4 0.93 12.2 1.71 27
12 Yrs -42.7 -4.1 6728 4.4 111.4 -107.0 .98 5.1 -0.7 71.9 7.2 0.93 39.9 1.47 76

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
1953 27 MLN NL 7 0 40% 194 26 11 70% 21 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 10 55% 30 16 14 7 4 3 19 5 14
1954 28 MLN NL 4 0 42% 259 34 13 72% 26 12 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 16 68% 31 16 15 5 2 3 26 2 24
1955 29 MLN NL 7 0 46% 247 25 11 69% 19 9 2 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 1 2 2 16 51% 30 19 11 10 4 6 23 7 15
1956 30 MLN NL 9 0 40% 163 8 6 57% 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 16 52% 20 13 7 6 1 5 16 5 10
1957 31 MLN NL 7 0 36% 141 11 4 73% 9 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 50% 26 11 15 1 1 0 5 4 1
1958 32 MLN NL 9 0 37% 179 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 14 63% 25 10 12 2 0 1 13 1 12
1959 33 MLN NL 5 1 39% 219 13 5 72% 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 18 56% 23 13 10 2 1 1 20 6 14
1960 34 MLN NL 12 0 47% 298 22 13 63% 21 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 1 3 3 16 69% 45 20 25 9 0 9 36 7 28
1961 35 DET AL 15 0 40% 272 22 6 79% 20 6 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 1 3 2 14 61% 43 21 22 13 4 9 18 4 14
1962 36 DET AL 8 1 37% 258 14 7 67% 12 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 18 47% 29 19 10 7 3 4 17 4 11
1963 37 DET AL 3 1 41% 233 14 7 67% 14 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 19 59% 37 20 17 4 0 3 32 8 23
1964 38 DET AL 6 0 34% 159 14 5 74% 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 65% 21 9 12 5 0 4 14 3 10
12 Yrs 92 3 41% 2622 207 89 70% 179 75 15 5 0 1 15 0 42 0 13 12 17 170 59% 360 187 170 71 20 48 239 56 176

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
1953 27 MLN NL 553 85% 153 1 0 0 0 0.36 1 0 11 1 0 1 0 0 6 5 83% 70 9 13% 40 11 28% 254 32 13% 17 9 53% 14 6 43% 115
1954 28 MLN NL 560 84% 161 3 1 0 0 0.88 4 0 10 4 0 1 3 0 9 8 89% 67 3 4% 29 10 34% 249 23 9% 15 6 40% 6 3 50% 59
1955 29 MLN NL 617 86% 175 2 1 0 0 1.08 9 0 10 9 0 1 8 0 5 2 40% 76 2 3% 24 4 17% 263 38 14% 20 9 45% 9 4 44% 68
1956 30 MLN NL 513 91% 143 4 0 0 0 0.95 8 1 8 8 0 1 7 0 22 18 82% 107 7 7% 60 32 53% 289 45 16% 31 17 55% 14 11 79% 65
1957 31 MLN NL 332 88% 85 1 0 0 1 0.91 5 0 5 5 0 3 2 0 1 1 100% 49 2 4% 18 7 39% 150 27 18% 10 9 90% 4 3 75% 0
1958 32 MLN NL 358 93% 91 5 0 0 0 0.67 3 0 6 3 0 0 3 0 7 4 57% 73 5 7% 29 10 34% 207 25 12% 14 8 57% 8 5 63% 3
1959 33 MLN NL 520 90% 138 7 2 0 1 1.64 6 0 7 6 0 1 5 0 11 7 64% 81 9 11% 24 13 54% 237 37 16% 12 9 75% 9 8 89% 3
1960 34 MLN NL 677 73% 180 3 0 0 0 0.95 12 0 9 9 3 7 5 1 2 1 50% 78 4 5% 37 15 41% 281 45 16% 24 14 58% 11 6 55% 0
1961 35 DET AL 668 77% 153 6 1 0 0 1.46 17 0 10 15 2 9 8 0 6 5 83% 120 9 8% 73 18 25% 352 53 15% 25 11 44% 21 11 52% 0
1962 36 DET AL 634 81% 156 5 1 0 1 1.27 16 1 10 15 1 7 9 0 10 9 90% 132 11 8% 75 28 37% 356 60 17% 23 13 57% 28 14 50% 0
1963 37 DET AL 595 83% 134 12 6 0 4 1.92 8 0 9 7 1 4 4 0 11 10 91% 101 6 6% 48 18 38% 302 46 15% 23 12 52% 18 6 33% 0
1964 38 DET AL 331 92% 82 27 6 0 4 1.71 5 0 2 5 0 4 1 0 2 2 100% 54 6 11% 24 7 29% 144 31 22% 14 10 71% 5 3 60% 0
12 Yrs 6358 84% 1651 76 18 0 11 1.47 94 2 97 87 7 39 55 1 92 72 78% 1008 73 7% 481 173 36% 3084 462 15% 228 127 56% 147 80 54% 313
MLB Averages 50% 77% 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
1953 27 151 668 613 82 153 18 14 1 41 26 11 44 100 .250 .306 .330 .636 70 202 9 6 5
1954 28 293 1287 1180 171 314 38 21 5 71 60 24 84 178 .266 .320 .347 .667 79 409 12 10 13 0
1955 29 442 1972 1816 277 489 68 33 14 118 85 35 127 250 .269 .322 .366 .688 85 665 14 14 15 0 6
1956 30 589 2550 2341 350 632 91 48 22 174 93 41 153 313 .270 .318 .378 .696 87 885 21 15 33 8 17
1957 31 668 2882 2647 391 717 107 57 27 204 104 45 172 348 .271 .318 .385 .703 90 1019 23 16 34 13 21
1958 32 768 3243 2972 438 808 118 60 30 232 108 46 199 385 .272 .320 .382 .702 90 1136 28 18 38 16 25
1959 33 901 3766 3450 510 946 140 66 36 273 121 51 234 439 .274 .322 .384 .707 92 1326 37 19 45 17 27
1960 34 1052 4443 4079 622 1126 167 79 48 327 143 64 275 536 .276 .323 .391 .715 95 1595 41 21 46 21 28
1961 35 1212 5111 4675 721 1279 182 84 65 390 165 70 336 602 .274 .324 .390 .714 94 1824 50 24 51 24 28
1962 36 1359 5745 5236 811 1435 209 89 81 464 179 77 391 669 .274 .326 .394 .721 95 2065 61 29 60 27 28
1963 37 1504 6340 5760 895 1569 230 97 89 512 193 84 450 739 .272 .327 .392 .719 95 2260 67 29 70 28 31
1964 38 1610 6671 6056 937 1651 241 102 94 545 207 89 482 793 .273 .328 .393 .720 96 2378 73 29 72 29 32

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
1953 27 157 692 636 84 158 19 14 1 42 27 45 104 .248 .304 .327 .631 62 151
1954 28 149 655 600 97 173 21 8 4 33 37 43 82 .288 .340 .370 .710 75 142
1955 29 157 723 671 114 186 32 13 10 51 27 46 76 .277 .327 .408 .736 88 149
1956 30 154 615 558 85 159 26 17 9 65 9 29 66 .285 .317 .441 .758 78 147
1957 31 83 352 324 46 93 18 10 5 34 12 21 37 .287 .328 .451 .778 48 79
1958 32 105 386 347 54 101 12 3 3 32 4 30 39 .291 .348 .369 .717 45 100
1959 33 139 556 508 83 153 24 7 7 47 14 39 56 .301 .352 .417 .769 74 133
1960 34 158 725 672 133 203 30 15 14 64 25 46 101 .302 .347 .454 .801 106 151
1961 35 160 662 592 94 149 15 5 17 60 21 59 66 .252 .321 .380 .701 71 160
1962 36 147 628 557 86 152 26 5 16 71 14 54 67 .273 .341 .424 .765 79 147
1963 37 145 600 528 88 138 22 8 8 51 14 61 70 .261 .337 .379 .716 68 145
1964 38 105 334 298 45 85 11 5 5 35 15 33 54 .285 .355 .406 .761 44 106
12 Yrs 1659 6928 6291 1009 1750 256 110 99 585 219 506 818 .278 .333 .401 .734 838 1610
162 Game Avg. 162 677 614 99 171 25 11 10 57 21 49 80 .278 .333 .401 .734 82 1610



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1971 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

Games Played s c a p y
1960 NL  151 (7th)
1961 AL  160 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1953 NL  613 (3rd)
1955 NL  636 (1st)
1960 NL  629 (2nd)
1961 AL  596 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1953 NL  668 (9th)
1955 NL  685 (2nd)
1960 NL  677 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1955 NL  106 (7th)
1960 NL  112 (1st)
1961 AL  99 (7th)
1963 AL  84 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1960 NL  180 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1960 NL  269 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1955 NL  30 (6th)
1960 NL  27 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1953 NL  14 (2nd)
1955 NL  12 (3rd)
1956 NL  15 (1st)
1957 NL  9 (3rd)
1960 NL  13 (1st)
1963 AL  8 (5th)
Career  102 (150th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1953 NL  100 (3rd)
1954 NL  78 (7th)
1955 NL  72 (7th)
1960 NL  97 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1953 NL  26 (1st)
1954 NL  34 (1st)
1955 NL  25 (1st)
1957 NL  11 (9th)
1960 NL  22 (5th)
1961 AL  22 (4th)
1962 AL  14 (10th)
1964 AL  14 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1954 NL  130 (8th)
1955 NL  124 (5th)
1960 NL  128 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 NL  6 (5th)
1955 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1956 NL  18 (2nd)
1963 AL  10 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 NL  8 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1953 NL  11 (3rd)
1954 NL  13 (1st)
1955 NL  11 (3rd)
1956 NL  6 (9th)
1960 NL  13 (1st)
1962 AL  7 (8th)
1963 AL  7 (4th)
Career  89 (176th)

SB % s c a p y
1953 NL  70.27 (4th)
1954 NL  72.34 (3rd)
1955 NL  69.44 (3rd)
1959 NL  72.22 (5th)
1961 AL  78.57 (6th)
1962 AL  66.67 (9th)
1964 AL  73.68 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1955 NL  13.2 (6th)
1960 NL  15.5 (6th)
1961 AL  19.2 (3rd)
1962 AL  14.9 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1953 NL  485 (2nd)
1955 NL  476 (2nd)
1960 NL  471 (2nd)
1961 AL  466 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1963 AL  born 1925-11-09 (7th)
1964 AL  born 1925-11-09 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (202), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 47 (542), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (815), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1252), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (106th), 26.1 career WAR/19.3 7yr-peak WAR/22.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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