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Don Buford

Don Alvin Buford

Positions: Leftfielder, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 2, 1937 in Linden, TX
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Schools: Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1963 (Age 26.224)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/WhiteSox 1963-1972

Final Game: October 3, 1972 (Age 35.244)
Relatives: Father of Damon Buford
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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
1963 26 CHW AL 12 48 42 9 12 1 2 0 5 1 0 5 7 .286 .354 .405 .759 115 17 1 0 0 1 0 /54
1964 27 CHW AL 135 504 442 62 116 14 6 4 30 12 7 46 62 .262 .337 .348 .685 94 154 7 5 8 3 2 45
1965 28 CHW AL 155 668 586 93 166 22 5 10 47 17 7 67 76 .283 .358 .389 .747 120 228 6 4 6 5 4 *45 MVP-25
1966 29 CHW AL 163 698 607 85 148 26 7 8 52 51 22 69 71 .244 .323 .349 .672 100 212 3 3 17 2 3 *54/79
1967 30 CHW AL 156 609 535 61 129 10 9 4 32 34 21 65 51 .241 .322 .316 .638 95 169 3 1 4 4 3 *54/7
1968 31 BAL AL 130 494 426 65 120 13 4 15 46 27 12 57 46 .282 .367 .437 .804 144 186 1 4 1 6 5 487/59 MVP-15
1969 32 BAL AL 144 663 554 99 161 31 3 11 64 19 18 96 62 .291 .397 .417 .814 128 231 5 5 3 5 7 *74/5
1970 33 BAL AL 144 629 504 99 137 15 2 17 66 16 8 109 55 .272 .406 .411 .816 126 207 1 8 3 5 8 *7/45 MVP-20
1971 ★ 34 BAL AL 122 549 449 99 130 19 4 19 54 15 7 89 62 .290 .413 .477 .890 153 214 2 7 2 2 15 *7 AS,MVP-27
1972 35 BAL AL 125 485 408 46 84 6 2 5 22 8 3 69 83 .206 .326 .267 .593 76 109 5 4 3 1 10 *7
10 Yrs 1286 5347 4553 718 1203 157 44 93 418 200 105 672 575 .264 .362 .379 .741 115 1727 34 41 47 34 57
162 Game Avg. 162 674 574 90 152 20 6 12 53 25 13 85 72 .264 .362 .379 .741 115 218 4 5 6 4 7
BAL (5 yrs) 665 2820 2341 408 632 84 15 67 252 85 48 420 308 .270 .385 .405 .789 126 947 14 28 12 19 45
CHW (5 yrs) 621 2527 2212 310 571 73 29 26 166 115 57 252 267 .258 .335 .353 .688 103 780 20 13 35 15 12

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 26 CHW AL 12 48 2 0 0 -2 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 /54
1964 27 CHW AL 135 504 0 3 0 4 3 11 1.0 15 26 2.5 .509 .508 2.3 0.6 23 45
1965 28 CHW AL 155 668 16 2 2 20 5 44 4.9 20 64 7.0 .533 .531 4.7 2.8 44 *45 MVP-25
1966 29 CHW AL 163 698 2 5 2 10 3 22 2.2 22 44 4.5 .516 .516 3.7 1.3 34 *54/79
1967 30 CHW AL 156 609 -4 -0 1 8 4 9 0.9 20 29 2.9 .507 .507 2.2 1.3 21 $20,000 *54/7
1968 31 BAL AL 130 494 22 1 1 3 -0 26 3.0 17 43 4.8 .525 .520 4.6 0.2 40 $22,000 487/59 MVP-15
1969 32 BAL AL 144 663 22 -2 1 10 -6 26 2.7 21 46 4.8 .520 .518 3.8 0.4 36 *74/5
1970 33 BAL AL 144 629 23 1 1 4 -7 22 2.3 21 43 4.5 .517 .515 4.2 -0.4 40 *7/45 MVP-20
1971 ★ 34 BAL AL 122 549 30 1 2 2 -6 30 3.3 17 48 5.1 .528 .521 4.9 -0.4 45 *7 AS,MVP-27
1972 35 BAL AL 125 485 -11 -0 0 2 -5 -14 -1.9 17 4 0.0 .486 .489 -0.1 -0.5 2 $60,000 *7
10 Seasons 1286 5347 102 12 11 61 -8 177 18.5 172 350 36.3 .516 .514 30.7 5.1 289 $102,000
BAL (5 yrs) 665 2820 86 2 5 21 -24 90 9.5 94 184 19.2 .515 .513 17.4 -0.7 163 $82,000
CHW (5 yrs) 621 2527 16 10 5 40 16 87 9.0 79 166 17.0 .516 .515 13.3 5.9 126 $20,000

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
1963 26 CHW AL 48 32 6 5.1 93 .333 .286 .253 .354 .319 .405 .391 .759 .710 115 .585 0.9 0.1 .742 .262 .119 .0
1964 27 CHW AL 504 351 54 4.1 94 .296 .262 .252 .337 .320 .348 .392 .685 .712 94 .489 -2.5 -0.3 .618 .201 .086 6.0
1965 28 CHW AL 668 444 87 5.3 86 .309 .283 .243 .358 .311 .389 .372 .747 .683 120 .621 17.0 1.8 .714 .237 .106 12.6
1966 29 CHW AL 698 503 74 4.0 84 .264 .244 .240 .323 .306 .349 .371 .672 .676 100 .507 1.8 0.2 .647 .267 .105 13.8
1967 30 CHW AL 609 438 58 3.6 80 .258 .241 .237 .322 .305 .316 .355 .638 .660 95 .480 -2.2 -0.2 .577 .221 .075 7.2
1968 31 BAL AL 494 326 74 6.1 80 .283 .282 .238 .367 .307 .437 .352 .804 .659 144 .733 24.0 2.7 .821 .324 .155 19.3
1969 32 BAL AL 663 424 97 6.2 96 .309 .291 .256 .397 .332 .417 .386 .814 .718 128 .667 26.0 2.7 .800 .301 .126 13.9
1970 33 BAL AL 629 384 97 6.8 98 .275 .272 .259 .406 .334 .411 .395 .816 .729 126 .698 24.2 2.4 .883 .371 .139 16.5
1971 34 BAL AL 549 332 97 7.8 91 .300 .290 .254 .413 .326 .477 .377 .890 .702 153 .772 36.1 3.7 .970 .403 .187 16.8
1972 35 BAL AL 485 336 40 3.2 85 .246 .206 .250 .326 .319 .267 .361 .593 .680 76 .443 -9.9 -1.1 .563 .243 .061 6.2
10 Yrs 5347 3570 684 5.2 88 .283 .264 .247 .362 .318 .379 .374 .741 .692 115 .618 115.2 12.0 .727 .284 .115 127.0
162 Game Avg. 674 450 86 5.2 88 .283 .264 .247 .362 .318 .379 .374 .741 .692 115 .618 15 2 .727 .284 .115 16
BAL (5 yrs) 2820 1802 405 6.0 91 .285 .270 .252 .385 .325 .405 .376 .789 .700 126 .683 100.4 10.4 .809 .330 .135 74.9
CHW (5 yrs) 2527 1768 279 4.3 86 .282 .258 .243 .335 .310 .353 .372 .688 .682 103 .531 14.9 1.6 .642 .235 .094 42.4

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
1969 32 BAL AL ALCS MIN W 3 17 14 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 .286 .412 .357 .769 5 0 0 0 0 0
1969 32 BAL AL WS NYM L 5 22 20 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 4 .100 .182 .300 .482 6 0 0 0 0 0
1970 33 BAL AL ALCS MIN W 2 10 7 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 .429 .500 .857 1.357 6 0 0 0 1 0
1970 ❍ 33 BAL AL WS CIN W 4 18 15 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 .267 .389 .467 .856 7 0 0 0 0 0
1971 34 BAL AL ALCS OAK W 2 9 7 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .429 .556 .714 1.270 5 0 0 0 0 0
1971 34 BAL AL WS PIT L 6 26 23 3 6 1 0 2 4 0 0 3 3 .261 .346 .565 .911 13 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 22 102 86 13 22 3 1 5 11 0 1 15 10 .256 .363 .488 .851 42 0 0 0 1 0
3 ALCS 7 36 28 6 10 1 1 1 4 0 1 7 1 .357 .472 .571 1.044 16 0 0 0 1 0
3 WS 15 66 58 7 12 2 0 4 7 0 0 8 9 .207 .303 .448 .751 26 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1971 BAL AL 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 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
1963 26 CHW AL 48 0.0% 14.6% 10.4% 6.3% 25% 1.40 6.0 8.4 1.88 75%
1964 27 CHW AL 504 0.8% 12.3% 9.1% 4.8% 21% 1.35 7.1 110.5 14.7 1.25 75%
1965 28 CHW AL 668 1.5% 11.4% 10.0% 5.5% 22% 1.13 7.7 58.6 12.5 0.98 76%
1966 29 CHW AL 698 1.2% 10.2% 9.9% 5.9% 28% 1.03 8.5 75.9 11.7 0.90 76%
1967 30 CHW AL 609 0.7% 8.4% 10.7% 3.8% 18% 0.78 10.5 133.8 16.7 0.92 79%
1968 31 BAL AL 494 3.0% 9.3% 11.5% 6.5% 27% 0.81 9.3 28.4 9.3 0.83 75%
1969 32 BAL AL 663 1.7% 9.4% 14.5% 6.8% 28% 0.65 8.9 50.4 8.7 1.11 73%
1970 33 BAL AL 629 2.7% 8.7% 17.3% 5.4% 25% 0.50 9.2 29.6 7.6 0.65 69%
1971 34 BAL AL 549 3.5% 11.3% 16.2% 7.7% 32% 0.70 7.2 23.6 8.3 0.71 67%
1972 35 BAL AL 485 1.0% 17.1% 14.2% 2.7% 16% 1.20 4.9 81.6 18.5 0.73 66%
10 Yrs 5347 1.7% 10.8% 12.6% 5.5% 24% 0.86 7.9 49.0 10.9 0.89 73%
MLB Averages 2.1% 15.3% 8.3% 6.0% 27% 1.85 5.8 43.3 9.3 1.12 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1963 26 CHW AL 0.9 0.1 51 0.3 0.8 -0.6 .84 0.2 0.1 3.1 0.3 0.95 2.4 1.62 1
1964 27 CHW AL -2.5 -0.3 545 0.4 9.0 -8.6 1.03 0.9 -0.5 14.2 1.5 0.94 11.3 0.90 10
1965 28 CHW AL 17.0 1.8 711 1.9 12.5 -10.6 .99 2.4 -0.5 27.6 3.0 0.93 26.6 1.65 7
1966 29 CHW AL 1.8 0.2 791 1.3 13.4 -12.1 1.04 0.3 0.9 15.4 1.7 0.93 6.1 1.73 1
1967 30 CHW AL -2.2 -0.2 679 -0.3 10.6 -10.9 1.07 -0.3 0.0 -3.1 -0.3 0.95 -3.8 0.76 4
1968 31 BAL AL 24.0 2.7 543 2.6 10.4 -7.8 1.05 3.3 -0.9 29.7 3.3 0.93 29.5 1.50 20
1969 32 BAL AL 26.0 2.7 714 2.9 13.2 -10.3 1.02 2.8 0.1 32.0 3.2 0.94 31.5 1.35 5
1970 33 BAL AL 24.2 2.4 669 5.5 14.5 -9.0 1.00 3.6 1.9 43.4 4.3 0.95 39.6 1.61 10
1971 34 BAL AL 36.1 3.7 582 3.8 11.3 -7.4 .98 3.8 0.2 40.3 4.2 0.96 40.7 1.84 8
1972 35 BAL AL -9.9 -1.1 501 -0.8 7.3 -8.1 1.05 -0.5 -0.3 1.8 0.2 0.92 -0.4 2.10 19
10 Yrs 115.2 12.0 5786 17.7 103.0 -85.4 1.02 16.6 0.6 204.4 21.4 0.94 183.5 1.58 85

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
1963 26 CHW AL 2 0 53% 24 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 40% 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 1
1964 27 CHW AL 9 0 34% 206 12 7 63% 9 7 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 35 56% 45 20 24 3 3 0 15 4 11
1965 28 CHW AL 9 0 36% 271 17 7 71% 15 7 0 1 2 0 1 0 10 0 3 3 4 24 53% 46 20 23 8 5 2 25 8 17
1966 29 CHW AL 9 0 36% 215 51 22 70% 45 16 4 3 2 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 5 27 66% 25 9 16 4 1 2 21 5 15
1967 30 CHW AL 5 0 28% 253 34 21 62% 33 18 0 4 1 1 1 0 7 0 2 2 3 11 61% 25 12 13 8 5 3 18 3 15
1968 31 BAL AL 7 0 30% 230 27 12 69% 23 11 4 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 13 43% 26 14 12 2 2 0 12 6 5
1969 32 BAL AL 7 0 35% 328 19 18 51% 19 17 0 0 0 1 6 3 6 0 1 4 1 21 53% 47 28 17 7 2 5 31 5 23
1970 33 BAL AL 9 0 35% 307 16 8 67% 14 8 0 0 1 0 2 1 6 0 0 2 4 23 42% 46 30 14 11 5 4 24 8 16
1971 34 BAL AL 4 0 39% 290 15 7 68% 15 5 0 2 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 2 15 52% 40 25 15 14 9 5 23 2 20
1972 35 BAL AL 6 0 27% 234 8 3 73% 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 6 46% 25 19 6 8 4 4 19 4 14
10 Yrs 67 0 34% 2358 200 105 66% 182 92 10 10 7 6 18 9 49 1 7 19 22 178 52% 326 178 140 66 36 26 191 47 137

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
1963 26 CHW AL 48 100% 12 1 0 0 0 1.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 9% 5 2 40% 25 5 20% 3 3 100% 0 0 0
1964 27 CHW AL 504 100% 116 10 1 0 0 0.90 4 0 11 4 0 2 2 0 9 8 89% 84 7 8% 47 17 36% 253 30 12% 22 12 55% 15 10 67% 0
1965 28 CHW AL 668 100% 166 7 1 0 0 1.65 10 0 8 9 1 5 5 0 7 6 86% 101 6 6% 57 18 32% 309 40 13% 29 16 55% 18 7 39% 0
1966 29 CHW AL 698 100% 148 1 0 0 0 1.73 8 0 6 6 2 2 6 1 18 17 94% 106 3 3% 60 22 37% 316 45 14% 25 9 36% 15 5 33% 0
1967 30 CHW AL 609 100% 129 4 1 0 0 0.76 4 1 13 4 0 1 3 0 4 4 100% 80 3 4% 60 23 38% 265 29 11% 21 12 57% 18 10 56% 0
1968 31 BAL AL 494 100% 120 20 6 2 3 1.50 15 1 6 13 2 6 9 0 2 1 50% 46 1 2% 23 8 35% 198 31 16% 21 14 67% 6 1 17% 0
1969 32 BAL AL 663 100% 161 5 1 0 0 1.35 11 0 18 10 1 3 8 0 5 3 60% 81 5 6% 30 15 50% 311 54 17% 34 20 59% 13 8 62% 0
1970 33 BAL AL 629 100% 137 10 2 0 0 1.61 17 1 19 15 2 10 7 0 4 3 75% 88 1 1% 32 9 28% 300 49 16% 25 13 52% 12 8 67% 0
1971 34 BAL AL 549 100% 130 8 2 0 0 1.84 19 0 7 17 2 9 10 0 2 2 100% 77 2 3% 27 7 26% 257 36 14% 21 10 48% 12 4 33% 0
1972 35 BAL AL 485 100% 84 19 2 1 1 2.10 5 0 11 3 2 3 2 0 5 3 60% 55 5 9% 27 6 22% 196 20 10% 18 5 28% 8 3 38% 0
10 Yrs 5347 100% 1203 85 16 3 4 1.58 93 3 100 81 12 41 52 1 56 47 84% 729 34 5% 368 127 35% 2430 339 14% 219 114 52% 117 56 48% 0
MLB Averages 53% 76% 11% 30% 13% 47% 52%

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
1963 26 12 48 42 9 12 1 2 0 5 1 0 5 7 .286 .354 .405 .759 115 17 1 0 0 1 0
1964 27 147 552 484 71 128 15 8 4 35 13 7 51 69 .264 .338 .353 .692 96 171 8 5 8 4 2
1965 28 302 1220 1070 164 294 37 13 14 82 30 14 118 145 .275 .349 .373 .722 109 399 14 9 14 9 6
1966 29 465 1918 1677 249 442 63 20 22 134 81 36 187 216 .264 .340 .364 .704 106 611 17 12 31 11 9
1967 30 621 2527 2212 310 571 73 29 26 166 115 57 252 267 .258 .335 .353 .688 103 780 20 13 35 15 12
1968 31 751 3021 2638 375 691 86 33 41 212 142 69 309 313 .262 .341 .366 .707 109 966 21 17 36 21 17
1969 32 895 3684 3192 474 852 117 36 52 276 161 87 405 375 .267 .351 .375 .726 113 1197 26 22 39 26 24
1970 33 1039 4313 3696 573 989 132 38 69 342 177 95 514 430 .268 .359 .380 .739 115 1404 27 30 42 31 32
1971 34 1161 4862 4145 672 1119 151 42 88 396 192 102 603 492 .270 .365 .390 .755 119 1618 29 37 44 33 47
1972 35 1286 5347 4553 718 1203 157 44 93 418 200 105 672 575 .264 .362 .379 .741 115 1727 34 41 47 34 57

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
1963 26 12 49 43 10 13 1 2 0 6 1 5 7 .302 .367 .419 .786 7 12
1964 27 134 512 447 69 123 15 6 4 33 13 49 62 .275 .351 .362 .714 57 135
1965 28 155 696 606 112 186 25 6 11 57 19 75 76 .307 .384 .422 .807 98 155
1966 29 164 730 630 104 168 30 8 9 64 58 78 71 .267 .349 .383 .732 84 163
1967 30 156 638 554 77 148 11 10 5 40 39 75 51 .267 .353 .350 .703 69 156
1968 31 130 526 447 84 141 15 5 18 59 32 67 46 .315 .406 .492 .898 88 130
1969 32 144 674 561 106 168 32 3 11 69 20 100 62 .299 .407 .426 .833 98 144
1970 33 144 636 508 104 141 15 2 17 69 16 112 55 .278 .412 .415 .828 87 144
1971 34 123 576 465 115 144 21 4 21 63 17 99 62 .310 .437 .508 .945 102 122
1972 35 131 528 438 59 99 7 2 6 28 9 81 87 .226 .352 .292 .645 45 125
10 Yrs 1293 5565 4699 840 1331 172 48 102 488 224 741 579 .283 .383 .405 .789 735 1286
162 Game Avg. 162 697 589 105 167 22 6 13 61 28 93 73 .283 .383 .405 .789 92 1286



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 AL (25, 1%)
1968 AL (15, 4%)
1970 AL (20, 4%)
1971 AL (27, 1%)
0.10 Career Shares (932nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1965 AL  7.0 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1965 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1968 AL  4.8 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1965 AL  4.7 (4th)
1971 AL  4.9 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1965 AL  2.8 (2nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1965 AL  .283 (9th)
1968 AL  .282 (7th)**
1971 AL  .290 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1965 AL  .358 (10th)
1968 AL  .367 (7th)**
1969 AL  .397 (8th)
1970 AL  .406 (6th)
1971 AL  .413 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1971 AL  .477 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1968 AL  .804 (8th)**
1971 AL  .890 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1966 AL  163 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1965 AL  586 (9th)
1966 AL  607 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1965 AL  668 (8th)
1966 AL  698 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1965 AL  93 (4th)
1966 AL  85 (9th)
1969 AL  99 (7th)
1970 AL  99 (6th)
1971 AL  99 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1965 AL  166 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1969 AL  31 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1964 AL  6 (9th)
1966 AL  7 (9th)
1967 AL  9 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1966 AL  69 (9th)
1969 AL  96 (8th)
1970 AL  109 (5th)
1971 AL  89 (6th)
1972 AL  69 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1965 AL  17 (7th)
1966 AL  51 (2nd)
1967 AL  34 (2nd)
1968 AL  27 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1965 AL  129 (1st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1971 AL  153 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1965 AL  87 (10th)
1971 AL  97 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1971 AL  36 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  3.7 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1965 AL  237 (3rd)
1969 AL  262 (6th)
1970 AL  254 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1970 AL  .698 (7th)
1971 AL  .773 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  8 (5th)
1971 AL  7 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1964 AL  8 (10th)
1966 AL  17 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1968 AL  6 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1971 AL  15 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)
1965 AL  7 (8th)
1966 AL  22 (1st)
1967 AL  21 (1st)
1968 AL  12 (6th)
1969 AL  18 (1st)
Career  105 (102nd)

SB % s c a p y
1965 AL  70.83 (10th)
1966 AL  69.86 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1966 AL  13.8 (6th)
1968 AL  19.3 (1st)
1970 AL  16.5 (10th)
1971 AL  16.8 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1967 AL  10.5 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1966 AL  503 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1968 AL  29.66 (10th)
1970 AL  43.41 (6th)
1971 AL  40.27 (6th)
Career  204.42 (214th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1970 AL  5.5 (4th)
1971 AL  3.8 (6th)
Career  17.7 (220th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1968 AL  3.3 (9th)
1970 AL  3.6 (10th)
1971 AL  3.8 (7th)
Career  16.6 (249th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1968 AL  3.3 (10th)
1970 AL  4.3 (6th)
1971 AL  4.2 (5th)
Career  21.4 (198th)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (431), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 59 (432), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1199), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (897), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (41st), 36.2 career WAR/33.5 7yr-peak WAR/34.9 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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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