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Jim Busby

James Franklin Busby

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 8, 1927 in Kenedy, TX
School: Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1950 (Age 23.105)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/WhiteSox/Indians/RedSox/... 1950-1962

Final Game: July 8, 1962 (Age 35.181)
Died: July 8, 1996 in Augusta, GA
Buried: Millen Cemetery, Millen, GA
Relatives: Cousin of Steve Busby
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1404. Dale Long… #1405. Rick Cerone… #1406. Randy Hundley… #1407. JIM BUSBY… #1408. Joel Youngblood… #1409. Randy Jackson… #1410. Heinie Reitz… 

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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
1950 23 CHW AL 18 50 48 5 10 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 5 .208 .224 .208 .433 13 10 1 0 1 8O/9
1951 ★ 24 CHW AL 143 524 477 59 135 15 2 5 68 26 11 40 46 .283 .344 .354 .698 90 169 15 4 3 *8O AS,MVP-30
1952 25 TOT AL 145 589 551 63 130 24 4 2 47 5 8 24 55 .236 .273 .305 .578 62 168 12 4 10 *8
1952 25 CHW AL 16 43 39 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 .128 .171 .128 .299 -16 5 1 0 2 8O
1952 25 WSH AL 129 546 512 58 125 24 4 2 47 5 6 22 48 .244 .281 .318 .599 69 163 11 4 8 *8O
1953 26 WSH AL 150 636 586 68 183 28 7 6 82 13 6 38 45 .312 .358 .415 .773 111 243 8 4 7 *8O
1954 27 WSH AL 155 685 628 83 187 22 7 7 80 17 2 43 56 .298 .342 .389 .731 105 244 8 3 5 7 *8 MVP-18
1955 28 TOT AL 146 578 528 61 126 19 6 7 41 12 3 38 59 .239 .289 .337 .626 69 178 10 0 10 2 1 *8
1955 28 WSH AL 47 208 191 23 44 6 2 6 14 5 0 13 22 .230 .279 .377 .656 79 72 4 0 4 0 1 8
1955 28 CHW AL 99 370 337 38 82 13 4 1 27 7 3 25 37 .243 .294 .315 .608 63 106 6 0 6 2 0 8
1956 29 CLE AL 135 546 494 72 116 17 3 12 50 8 3 43 47 .235 .301 .354 .656 72 175 13 4 5 0 2 *8
1957 30 TOT AL 116 397 362 40 86 12 2 5 23 6 4 24 44 .238 .284 .323 .607 70 117 6 0 9 2 0 *8/7
1957 30 CLE AL 30 78 74 9 14 2 1 2 4 0 1 1 8 .189 .200 .324 .524 41 24 3 0 3 0 0 8/7
1957 30 BAL AL 86 319 288 31 72 10 1 3 19 6 3 23 36 .250 .304 .323 .626 77 93 3 0 6 2 0 8
1958 31 BAL AL 113 245 215 32 51 7 2 3 19 6 4 24 37 .237 .320 .330 .650 85 71 2 3 1 2 0 *8/5
1959 32 BOS AL 61 110 102 16 23 8 0 1 5 0 1 5 18 .225 .266 .333 .599 61 34 3 1 1 1 0 8/79
1960 33 TOT AL 80 183 159 25 41 7 1 0 12 2 3 20 14 .258 .341 .314 .655 80 50 4 0 4 0 1 8/7
1960 33 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1960 33 BAL AL 79 183 159 25 41 7 1 0 12 2 3 20 14 .258 .341 .314 .655 80 50 4 0 4 0 1 8
1961 34 BAL AL 75 99 89 15 23 3 1 0 6 2 0 8 10 .258 .316 .315 .631 73 28 1 0 1 1 0 8
1962 35 HOU NL 15 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .182 .490 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 /8279
13 Yrs 1352 4655 4250 541 1113 162 35 48 438 97 48 310 439 .262 .314 .350 .665 82 1489 83 23 57 15 4
162 Game Avg. 162 558 509 65 133 19 4 6 52 12 6 37 53 .262 .314 .350 .665 82 178 10 3 7
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
WSH (4 yrs) 481 2075 1917 232 539 80 20 21 223 40 14 116 171 .281 .325 .377 .701 95 722 31 11 24 7 1
BAL (4 yrs) 353 846 751 103 187 27 5 6 56 16 10 75 97 .249 .318 .322 .640 79 242 10 3 12 5 1
CHW (4 yrs) 276 987 901 107 232 28 6 6 99 33 18 68 95 .257 .312 .322 .634 71 290 23 4 12 2 0
BOS (2 yrs) 62 110 102 16 23 8 0 1 5 0 1 5 18 .225 .266 .333 .599 61 34 3 1 1 1 0
CLE (2 yrs) 165 624 568 81 130 19 4 14 54 8 4 44 55 .229 .289 .350 .639 68 199 16 4 8 0 2
HOU (1 yr) 15 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .182 .490 40 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 1337 4642 4239 539 1111 162 35 48 437 97 47 308 436 .262 .315 .351 .665 82 1487 83 23 57 15 4
NL (1 yr) 15 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .182 .490 40 2 0 0 0 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
1950 23 CHW AL 18 50 -6 -1 0 0 -0 -7 -0.7 2 -6 -0.6 .461 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 8O/9
1951 ★ 24 CHW AL 143 524 -5 -1 2 4 -1 -2 -0.2 16 14 1.4 .499 .499 0.9 0.3 10 *8O AS,MVP-30
1952 25 CHW AL 16 43 -6 -1 0 0 -0 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .450 .495 -0.7 0.0 -6 8O
1952 25 WSH AL 129 546 -21 1 3 2 -1 -16 -1.8 17 1 -0.1 .486 .489 -0.4 0.2 -1 *8O
1953 26 WSH AL 150 636 7 2 3 19 -1 30 3.2 20 50 5.2 .521 .520 3.2 1.9 31 *8O
1954 27 WSH AL 155 685 6 4 3 4 -1 17 1.8 20 37 3.9 .512 .511 3.4 0.4 33 *8 MVP-18
1955 28 WSH AL 47 208 -7 2 -1 -2 -0 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .484 .495 0.0 -0.2 1 8
1955 28 CHW AL 99 370 -15 1 1 3 -0 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.1 .489 .493 -0.3 0.3 -2 8
1956 29 CLE AL 135 546 -19 1 0 9 -1 -10 -1.0 17 7 0.6 .492 .494 -0.4 0.9 -2 *8
1957 30 CLE AL 30 78 -7 -0 -1 -0 -0 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .471 .495 -0.6 -0.0 -5 8/7
1957 30 BAL AL 86 319 -6 1 1 11 -0 7 0.7 10 17 1.7 .509 .505 0.6 1.1 6 8
1958 31 BAL AL 113 245 -5 1 1 10 -0 6 0.6 8 14 1.4 .506 .504 0.3 1.0 4 *8/5
1959 32 BOS AL 61 110 -3 1 -0 -2 -0 -5 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 0.0 -0.3 1 8/79
1960 33 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /7
1960 33 BAL AL 79 183 -2 -0 -0 8 -0 5 0.5 6 11 1.0 .507 .503 0.2 0.8 3 8
1961 34 BAL AL 75 99 -4 1 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .498 .499 -0.0 0.1 -0 8
1962 35 HOU NL 15 13 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /8279
13 Seasons 1352 4655 -93 10 13 66 -7 -10 -1.4 142 132 12.9 .499 .501 5.6 6.3 66
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
WSH (4 yrs) 481 2075 -15 9 8 24 -3 24 2.4 63 87 8.9 .505 .506 6.2 2.2 63
BAL (4 yrs) 353 846 -17 2 2 30 -1 17 1.6 26 42 4.2 .505 .503 1.1 2.9 13
CHW (4 yrs) 276 987 -33 -2 3 7 -1 -26 -2.7 30 4 0.3 .490 .496 -0.6 0.7 -3
BOS (2 yrs) 62 110 -3 1 -0 -2 -0 -5 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 0.0 -0.3 1
CLE (2 yrs) 165 624 -25 0 -0 9 -1 -18 -1.9 19 1 -0.1 .488 .494 -1.0 0.8 -7
HOU (1 yr) 15 13 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 CHW AL 23 CF 12 10 8 91.0 26 23 2 1 1 .962 2.47 2.08 .981 2.93 2.88
1950 CHW AL 23 OF 12 10 8 93.0 28 25 2 1 1 .964 2.61 2.25 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 CHW AL 23 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1951 CHW AL 24 CF 139 117 113 1123.1 377 356 14 7 4 .981 2.96 2.66 .981 2.84 2.82 AS,MVP-30
1951 CHW AL 24 OF 139 117 113 1123.1 383 360 16 7 4 .982 3.01 2.71 .977 2.45 2.44 AS,MVP-30
1952 TOT AL 25 CF 144 137 128 1231.2 469 462 4 3 0 .994 3.41 3.24 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 TOT AL 25 OF 144 137 128 1231.2 479 472 4 3 0 .994 3.48 3.31 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 CHW AL 25 CF 16 12 7 108.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 3.08 2.31 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 CHW AL 25 OF 16 12 7 108.0 42 42 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 2.63 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 WSH AL 25 CF 128 125 121 1123.2 432 425 4 3 0 .993 3.44 3.35 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 WSH AL 25 OF 128 125 121 1123.2 437 430 4 3 0 .993 3.48 3.39 .980 2.40 2.40
1953 WSH AL 26 CF 150 150 148 1321.1 506 485 15 6 4 .988 16 15 3.41 3.33 .984 2.96 2.95
1953 WSH AL 26 OF 150 150 148 1321.1 503 482 15 6 4 .988 19 17 3.39 3.31 .981 2.43 2.41
1954 WSH AL 27 CF 155 155 152 1375.1 504 492 6 6 1 .988 4 4 3.26 3.21 .983 2.85 2.83 MVP-18
1954 WSH AL 27 OF 155 155 152 1375.1 503 491 6 6 1 .988 4 4 3.25 3.21 .979 2.39 2.37 MVP-18
1955 TOT AL 28 CF 146 136 128 1214.2 387 375 7 5 3 .987 1 1 2.83 2.62 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 TOT AL 28 OF 146 136 128 1214.2 387 375 7 5 3 .987 1 1 2.83 2.62 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 WSH AL 28 CF 47 47 46 415.2 135 133 1 1 0 .993 -2 -5 2.90 2.85 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 WSH AL 28 OF 47 47 46 415.2 134 132 1 1 0 .993 -2 -5 2.88 2.83 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 CHW AL 28 CF 99 89 82 799.0 252 242 6 4 3 .984 3 5 2.79 2.51 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 CHW AL 28 OF 99 89 82 799.0 253 243 6 4 3 .984 3 5 2.80 2.52 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 CLE AL 29 CF 133 122 122 1116.2 355 347 4 4 0 .989 9 9 2.83 2.64 .984 2.79 2.77
1956 CLE AL 29 OF 133 122 122 1116.2 351 344 3 4 0 .989 9 9 2.80 2.61 .979 2.34 2.32
1957 TOT AL 30 OF 111 95 87 873.0 291 277 9 5 2 .983 10 14 2.95 2.58 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 TOT AL 30 CF 109 94 87 862.0 284 273 6 5 2 .982 11 15 2.91 2.56 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 CLE AL 30 OF 26 19 13 168.0 46 44 1 1 1 .978 -0 -1 2.41 1.73 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 CLE AL 30 CF 25 18 13 157.0 43 41 1 1 1 .977 0 2 2.41 1.68 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 CLE AL 30 LF 2 1 0 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -44 2.45 1.50 .980 2.13 2.10
1957 BAL AL 30 OF 85 76 74 705.0 245 233 8 4 1 .984 11 18 3.08 2.84 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 BAL AL 30 CF 84 76 74 705.0 241 232 5 4 1 .983 11 18 3.03 2.82 .983 2.71 2.72
1958 BAL AL 31 OF 103 54 46 567.0 198 196 1 1 0 .995 10 21 3.13 1.91 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 BAL AL 31 CF 102 54 46 567.0 203 201 1 1 0 .995 10 21 3.21 1.98 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 BAL AL 31 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.10
1959 BOS AL 32 OF 34 19 15 197.1 51 49 1 1 0 .980 -2 -12 2.28 1.47 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 BOS AL 32 CF 26 16 12 158.1 42 40 1 1 0 .976 -3 -20 2.33 1.58 .983 2.72 2.70
1959 BOS AL 32 LF 7 3 3 37.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 29 2.19 1.29 .980 2.07 2.04
1959 BOS AL 32 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1960 TOT AL 33 OF 72 45 31 420.0 137 133 2 2 1 .985 8 23 2.89 1.88 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BOS AL 33 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1960 BOS AL 33 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1960 BAL AL 33 OF 71 45 31 419.0 137 133 2 2 1 .985 8 23 2.90 1.90 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BAL AL 33 CF 70 45 31 419.0 139 135 2 2 1 .986 8 23 2.94 1.96 .987 2.66 2.65
1961 BAL AL 34 CF 71 26 14 264.1 74 71 2 1 0 .986 1 6 2.49 1.03 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 BAL AL 34 OF 71 26 14 264.1 79 76 2 1 0 .987 1 6 2.66 1.10 .977 2.25 2.22
1962 HOU NL 35 OF 10 2 1 26.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 1.35 0.40 .975 2.06 2.05
1962 HOU NL 35 CF 8 2 1 25.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.42 0.50 .980 2.45 2.45
1962 HOU NL 35 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.70 0 0 0 0 0
1962 HOU NL 35 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -720 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.80
1962 HOU NL 35 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
13 Seasons OF 1280 1068 993 9824.1 3394 3284 68 42 16 .988 60 7 3.07 2.62 .980 2.37 2.34
13 Seasons CF 1265 1064 990 9770.0 3370 3264 64 42 16 .988 57 7 3.07 2.63 .984 2.83 2.80
4 Seasons LF 11 4 3 49.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.19 1.09 .980 2.08 2.04
3 Seasons RF 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.97
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.10
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.70 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons TOT 1282 1068 993 9826.1 3394 3284 68 42 16 .988 60 7 3.07 2.61 .980 2.37 2.34 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (30, 1%)
1954 AL (18, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1953 AL  5.2 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1953 AL  5.2 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1953 AL  1.9 (6th)
1958 AL  1.0 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1953 AL  .312 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 AL  155 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1953 AL  586 (9th)
1954 AL  628 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1954 AL  685 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  183 (5th)
1954 AL  187 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (10th)
1954 AL  7 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1951 AL  26 (2nd)
1953 AL  13 (4th)
1954 AL  17 (4th)
1955 AL  12 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1953 AL  142 (2nd)
1954 AL  151 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1953 AL  225 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1952 AL  10 (10th)
1955 AL  10 (9th)
1957 AL  9 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 AL  7 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1951 AL  11 (2nd)
1952 AL  8 (7th)

SB % s c a p y
1951 AL  70.27 (5th)
1953 AL  68.42 (3rd)
1954 AL  89.47 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1953 AL  8.2 (10th)
1954 AL  9.9 (5th)
1955 AL  8.8 (9th)
1956 AL  9.6 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1952 AL  451 (8th)
1954 AL  463 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1953 AL  19 (3rd)
1956 AL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  139 (2nd)
1952 AL  144 (2nd)
1953 AL  150 (2nd)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1955 AL  146 (3rd)
1956 AL  133 (5th)
1957 AL  109 (5th)
Career  1,265 (50th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  356 (3rd)
1952 AL  462 (1st)
1953 AL  485 (1st)
1954 AL  492 (1st)
1955 AL  375 (3rd)
1956 AL  347 (4th)
1957 AL  273 (4th)
Career  3,264 (47th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  14 (2nd)
1953 AL  15 (2nd)
1955 AL  7 (3rd)
1957 AL  6 (5th)
Career  64 (82nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  7 (4th)
1953 AL  6 (2nd)
1954 AL  6 (2nd)
1955 AL  5 (3rd)
1956 AL  4 (4th)
1957 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  42 (88th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  4 (1st)
1953 AL  4 (3rd)
1955 AL  3 (1st)
1957 AL  2 (2nd)
1960 AL  1 (4th)
Career  16 (88th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  139 (4th)
1952 AL  144 (3rd)
1953 AL  150 (4th)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1955 AL  146 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  360 (4th)
1952 AL  472 (1st)
1953 AL  482 (1st)
1954 AL  491 (1st)
1955 AL  375 (3rd)
1956 AL  344 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  16 (3rd)
1953 AL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  4 (3rd)
1953 AL  4 (4th)
1955 AL  3 (5th)
1957 AL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  16 (1st)
1954 AL  4 (4th)
1956 AL  9 (2nd)
1958 AL  10 (3rd)
1960 AL  8 (2nd)
1961 AL  1 (5th)
Career  57 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.96 (3rd)
1952 AL  3.41 (1st)
1953 AL  3.41 (1st)
1954 AL  3.26 (1st)
1955 AL  2.83 (5th)
1956 AL  2.83 (3rd)
1957 AL  2.91 (2nd)
1958 AL  3.21 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  2.66 (4th)
1952 AL  3.24 (1st)
1953 AL  3.33 (1st)
1954 AL  3.21 (1st)
1955 AL  2.62 (5th)
1956 AL  2.64 (3rd)
1957 AL  2.56 (4th)
Career  2.63 (58th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  .981 (4th)
1952 AL  .994 (1st)
1953 AL  .988 (3rd)
1954 AL  .988 (2nd)
1955 AL  .987 (4th)
1956 AL  .989 (3rd)
1957 AL  .982 (3rd)
Career  .988 (69th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  19 (2nd)
1956 AL  9 (4th)
Career  61 (54th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 AL  3.01 (4th)
1952 AL  3.48 (1st)
1953 AL  3.39 (1st)
1954 AL  3.25 (1st)
1955 AL  2.83 (5th)
1956 AL  2.80 (4th)
1957 AL  2.95 (2nd)
1958 AL  3.13 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  2.71 (4th)
1952 AL  3.31 (1st)
1953 AL  3.31 (1st)
1954 AL  3.21 (1st)
1955 AL  2.62 (5th)
1956 AL  2.61 (5th)
1957 AL  2.58 (4th)
Career  2.62 (33rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  .994 (3rd)
1954 AL  .988 (4th)
1956 AL  .989 (3rd)
1958 AL  .995 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 23 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1538), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1969), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (194th), 12.9 career WAR/14.5 7yr-peak WAR/13.7 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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