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Don Buddin

Donald Thomas Buddin

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: May 5, 1934 in Turbeville, SC
High School: Olanta HS (Olanta, SC)
School: Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1956 (Age 21.348)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Colt.45's/Tigers 1956-1962

Final Game: September 25, 1962 (Age 28.143)
Died: June 30, 2011 in Greenville, SC
Buried: Thomas Cemetery, Olanta, SC
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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
1956 22 BOS AL 114 456 377 49 90 24 0 5 37 2 0 65 62 .239 .352 .342 .694 76 129 14 4 2 6 1 *6
1957 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1958 24 BOS AL 136 594 497 74 118 25 2 12 43 0 4 82 106 .237 .349 .368 .717 93 183 13 4 9 2 1 *6
1959 25 BOS AL 151 589 485 75 117 24 1 10 53 6 1 92 99 .241 .366 .357 .723 97 173 7 5 5 2 0 *6
1960 26 BOS AL 124 499 428 62 105 21 5 6 36 4 2 62 59 .245 .338 .360 .698 87 154 14 1 3 6 5 *6
1961 27 BOS AL 115 421 339 58 89 22 3 6 42 2 1 72 45 .263 .394 .398 .792 112 135 7 2 6 1 7 *6
1962 28 TOT MLB 71 206 163 24 32 7 1 2 14 1 0 37 33 .196 .351 .288 .640 76 47 4 2 4 0 2 65/4
1962 28 HOU NL 40 100 80 10 13 4 1 2 10 0 0 17 17 .163 .316 .313 .629 75 25 4 1 2 0 2 6/5
1962 28 DET AL 31 106 83 14 19 3 0 0 4 1 0 20 16 .229 .385 .265 .650 76 22 0 1 2 0 0 6/45
6 Yrs 711 2765 2289 342 551 123 12 41 225 15 8 410 404 .241 .358 .359 .717 92 821 59 18 29 17 16
162 Game Avg. 162 630 522 78 126 28 3 9 51 3 2 93 92 .241 .358 .359 .717 92 187 13 4 7 4 4
BOS (5 yrs) 640 2559 2126 318 519 116 11 39 211 14 8 373 371 .244 .359 .364 .723 93 774 55 16 25 17 14
DET (1 yr) 31 106 83 14 19 3 0 0 4 1 0 20 16 .229 .385 .265 .650 76 22 0 1 2 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 40 100 80 10 13 4 1 2 10 0 0 17 17 .163 .316 .313 .629 75 25 4 1 2 0 2
AL (6 yrs) 671 2665 2209 332 538 119 11 39 215 15 8 393 387 .244 .360 .360 .720 92 796 55 17 27 17 14
NL (1 yr) 40 100 80 10 13 4 1 2 10 0 0 17 17 .163 .316 .313 .629 75 25 4 1 2 0 2

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
1956 22 BOS AL 114 456 -12 3 -2 -3 7 -7 -0.7 14 7 0.6 .493 .495 0.8 0.4 10 *6
1958 24 BOS AL 136 594 -4 -2 -2 -4 8 -3 -0.5 18 14 1.3 .497 .498 1.7 0.4 18 *6
1959 25 BOS AL 151 589 -2 1 -0 -10 8 -2 -0.4 18 16 1.4 .498 .499 2.6 -0.3 26 *6
1960 26 BOS AL 124 499 -6 -1 -2 -12 7 -13 -1.6 15 2 -0.1 .489 .491 1.3 -0.6 14 *6
1961 27 BOS AL 115 421 10 0 1 -5 6 12 1.1 13 25 2.4 .511 .508 3.0 0.1 30 *6
1962 28 HOU NL 40 100 -4 0 -1 -1 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 0.0 .491 .498 0.1 0.1 1 6/5
1962 28 DET AL 31 106 -1 -1 1 -3 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.3 -0.2 3 6/45
6 Seasons 711 2765 -19 1 -5 -37 40 -20 -2.8 85 65 5.6 .497 .498 9.8 -0.1 102
BOS (5 yrs) 640 2559 -14 2 -5 -33 36 -14 -2.2 78 64 5.6 .498 .498 9.4 0.0 97
DET (1 yr) 31 106 -1 -1 1 -3 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.3 -0.2 3
HOU (1 yr) 40 100 -4 0 -1 -1 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 0.0 .491 .498 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
1956 BOS AL 22 SS 113 113 103 988.1 612 213 370 29 98 .953 -3 -4 5.31 5.16 .960 4.98 4.94
1958 BOS AL 24 SS 136 136 120 1171.1 745 269 445 31 102 .958 -4 -4 5.49 5.25 .964 4.96 4.91
1959 BOS AL 25 SS 150 145 117 1225.0 682 235 412 35 89 .949 -10 -10 4.75 4.31 .959 4.87 4.84
1960 BOS AL 26 SS 124 121 113 1057.0 616 230 356 30 79 .951 -12 -13 4.99 4.73 .960 5.11 5.10
1961 BOS AL 27 SS 109 108 97 937.0 521 204 294 23 70 .956 -5 -6 4.78 4.57 .956 4.84 4.78
1962 TOT MLB 28 SS 46 40 31 352.0 196 78 111 7 26 .964 -3 -10 4.83 4.11 .963 4.96 4.94
1962 TOT MLB 28 3B 11 3 0 43.0 20 6 11 3 1 .850 0 3 3.56 1.55 .949 2.95 2.95
1962 HOU NL 28 SS 27 22 16 193.2 105 38 62 5 13 .952 -1 -7 4.65 3.70 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 HOU NL 28 3B 9 3 0 41.0 20 6 11 3 1 .850 0 3 3.73 1.89 .949 2.94 2.92
1962 DET AL 28 SS 19 18 15 158.1 91 40 49 2 13 .978 -2 -13 5.06 4.68 .962 4.84 4.83
1962 DET AL 28 2B 5 5 3 39.0 14 8 6 0 1 1.000 -1 -37 3.23 2.80 .980 5.26 5.24
1962 DET AL 28 3B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.05
6 Seasons SS 678 663 581 5730.2 3372 1229 1988 155 464 .954 -36 -8 5.05 4.74 .960 4.95 4.92
1 Season 3B 11 3 0 43.0 20 6 11 3 1 .850 0 3 3.56 1.55 .949 2.95 2.95
1 Season 2B 5 5 3 39.0 14 8 6 0 1 1.000 -1 -37 3.23 2.80 .980 5.26 5.24
6 Seasons TOT 694 671 584 5812.2 3406 1243 2005 158 466 .954 -37 -8 5.03 4.68 .960 4.94 4.89
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.
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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

Games Played s c a p y
1959 AL  151 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1958 AL  25 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  82 (6th)
1959 AL  92 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1958 AL  106 (3rd)
1959 AL  99 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1958 AL  9 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (8th)
1960 AL  6 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  7 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1958 AL  445 (3rd)
1959 AL  412 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1956 AL  29 (3rd)
1958 AL  31 (1st)
1959 AL  35 (1st)
1960 AL  30 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1958 AL  136 (3rd)
1959 AL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  213 (5th)
1958 AL  269 (2nd)
1959 AL  235 (2nd)
1960 AL  230 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  370 (5th)
1958 AL  445 (3rd)
1959 AL  412 (2nd)
1960 AL  356 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  29 (2nd)
1958 AL  31 (1st)
1959 AL  35 (1st)
1960 AL  30 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  98 (1st)
1958 AL  102 (1st)
1959 AL  89 (1st)
1960 AL  79 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1956 AL  5.31 (2nd)
1958 AL  5.49 (1st)
1959 AL  4.75 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  5.16 (1st)
1958 AL  5.25 (1st)
1959 AL  4.31 (4th)
1960 AL  4.73 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1958 AL  .958 (5th)
1959 AL  .949 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (248th), 5.6 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.6 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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