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Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella (Campy)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 19, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Simon Gratz HS (Philadelphia, PA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 26.153)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1948-1957

Final Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 35.314)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1969 (270/340 ballots).
   View Roy Campanella Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 26, 1993 in Woodland Hills, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #126. Tony Lazzeri… #127. Fred Clarke… #128. Keith Hernandez… #129. ROY CAMPANELLA… #130. Willie Davis… #131. Johnny Damon… #132. Richie Ashburn… 

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
1948 26 BRO NL 83 320 279 32 72 11 3 9 45 3 36 45 .258 .345 .416 .761 102 116 3 1 5 2 MVP-21
1949 ★ 27 BRO NL 130 507 436 65 125 22 2 22 82 3 67 36 .287 .385 .498 .883 131 217 11 3 1 *2 AS,MVP-15
1950 ★ 28 BRO NL 126 494 437 70 123 19 3 31 89 1 55 51 .281 .364 .551 .916 134 241 17 2 0 *2 AS,MVP-13
1951 ★ 29 BRO NL 143 562 505 90 164 33 1 33 108 1 2 53 51 .325 .393 .590 .983 159 298 19 4 0 *2 AS,MVP-1
1952 ★ 30 BRO NL 128 533 468 73 126 18 1 22 97 8 4 57 59 .269 .352 .453 .805 120 212 22 3 5 *2 AS,MVP-10
1953 ★ 31 BRO NL 144 590 519 103 162 26 3 41 142 4 2 67 58 .312 .395 .611 1.006 154 317 13 4 0 *2 AS,MVP-1
1954 ★ 32 BRO NL 111 446 397 43 82 14 3 19 51 1 4 42 49 .207 .285 .401 .686 74 159 13 2 4 1 *2 AS
1955 ★ 33 BRO NL 123 522 446 81 142 20 1 32 107 2 3 56 41 .318 .395 .583 .978 152 260 14 6 5 9 9 *2 AS,MVP-1
1956 ★ 34 BRO NL 124 461 388 39 85 6 1 20 73 1 0 66 61 .219 .333 .394 .727 88 153 20 1 4 2 15 *2 AS
1957 35 BRO NL 103 380 330 31 80 9 0 13 62 1 0 34 50 .242 .316 .388 .703 82 128 11 4 6 6 6 2
10 Yrs 1215 4815 4205 627 1161 178 18 242 856 25 15 533 501 .276 .360 .500 .860 123 2101 143 30 30 18 30
162 Game Avg. 162 642 561 84 155 24 2 32 114 3 71 67 .276 .360 .500 .860 123 280 19 4 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
1948 26 BRO NL 83 320 0 -1 1 2 3 4 0.4 13 17 1.7 .505 .503 1.5 0.5 15 $6,500 2 MVP-21
1949 ★ 27 BRO NL 130 507 21 -0 -2 1 4 24 2.4 20 44 4.4 .519 .515 4.3 0.6 43 $12,500 *2 AS,MVP-15
1950 ★ 28 BRO NL 126 494 21 0 -3 1 4 23 2.2 19 42 4.1 .518 .514 4.1 0.5 41 $12,500 *2 AS,MVP-13
1951 ★ 29 BRO NL 143 562 40 1 -4 2 5 45 4.5 21 66 6.7 .532 .528 6.6 0.7 64 $18,500 *2 AS,MVP-1
1952 ★ 30 BRO NL 128 533 13 1 -4 1 4 15 1.6 20 35 3.6 .513 .510 3.6 0.6 34 $24,500 *2 AS,MVP-10
1953 ★ 31 BRO NL 144 590 40 0 -1 7 5 52 4.9 22 74 7.1 .535 .531 6.6 1.1 67 $28,500 *2 AS,MVP-1
1954 ★ 32 BRO NL 111 446 -16 -2 -2 1 4 -14 -1.5 17 3 0.1 .487 .491 0.1 0.5 2 $36,000 *2 AS
1955 ★ 33 BRO NL 123 522 30 -1 -1 2 5 35 3.3 20 54 5.2 .529 .522 5.3 0.6 52 $42,000 *2 AS,MVP-1
1956 ★ 34 BRO NL 124 461 -8 -1 -2 -2 5 -9 -1.2 17 8 0.6 .492 .494 1.1 0.2 11 $42,000 *2 AS
1957 35 BRO NL 103 380 -12 0 -1 2 5 -6 -0.8 14 8 0.6 .494 .496 0.6 0.6 6 $42,000 2
10 Seasons 1215 4815 129 -3 -18 17 45 169 15.7 183 352 34.2 .514 .512 33.7 5.7 335 $265,000

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
1949 27 BRO NL WS NYY L 5 18 15 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 .267 .389 .533 .922 8 0 0 0 0 1
1952 30 BRO NL WS NYY L 7 29 28 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 .214 .241 .214 .456 6 1 0 0 0 0
1953 31 BRO NL WS NYY L 6 25 22 6 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 .273 .360 .409 .769 9 0 1 0 0 1
1955 ❍ 33 BRO NL WS NYY W 7 31 27 4 7 3 0 2 4 0 0 3 3 .259 .333 .593 .926 16 0 0 1 0 0
1956 34 BRO NL WS NYY L 7 27 22 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 3 7 .182 .259 .227 .487 5 0 0 0 2 1
5 Yrs (5 Series) 32 130 114 14 27 5 0 4 12 0 2 12 20 .237 .310 .386 .696 44 1 1 1 2 3
5 WS 32 130 114 14 27 5 0 4 12 0 2 12 20 .237 .310 .386 .696 44 1 1 1 2 3

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 BRO NL 26 C 78 74 71 467 413 45 9 12 .981 5.87 .980 5.15 4 17 12 24 67% 40% 1 MVP-21
1949 BRO NL 27 C 127 122 115 750 684 55 11 5 .985 5.82 .982 4.98 7 16 17 24 59% 43% 6 AS,MVP-15
1950 BRO NL 28 C 123 119 114 1064.1 748 683 54 11 14 .985 6.23 5.99 .982 5.38 5.33 6 21 21 35 63% 38% 1 AS,MVP-13
1951 BRO NL 29 C 140 133 127 1195.0 805 722 72 11 12 .986 5.98 5.67 .981 5.18 5.16 4 34 15 34 69% 41% 7 AS,MVP-1
1952 BRO NL 30 C 122 118 113 1057.2 721 662 55 4 7 .994 6.10 5.88 .984 5.52 5.47 9 17 18 33 65% 44% 1 AS,MVP-10
1953 BRO NL 31 C 140 131 127 1177.2 874 807 57 10 9 .989 7 7 6.60 6.17 .984 5.53 5.42 3 21 19 22 54% 40% 1 AS,MVP-1
1954 BRO NL 32 C 111 106 106 971.2 665 600 58 7 7 .989 1 1 6.09 5.93 .986 5.36 5.33 4 21 19 22 54% 44% 0 AS
1955 BRO NL 33 C 121 117 111 1042.0 732 672 54 6 8 .992 2 2 6.27 6.00 .987 5.65 5.60 4 25 21 23 52% 46% 0 AS,MVP-1
1956 BRO NL 34 C 121 113 106 1006.0 719 659 49 11 3 .985 -2 -2 6.33 5.85 .985 5.83 5.77 8 30 24 20 45% 40% 2 AS
1957 BRO NL 35 C 100 94 82 830.2 674 618 51 5 5 .993 2 3 7.25 6.69 .988 5.98 6.02 7 17 21 15 42% 40% 2
10 Seasons C 1183 1127 1072 8345.0 7155 6520 550 85 82 .988 10 1 6.33 5.98 .984 5.54 5.42 56 219 187 252 57% 42% 21
10 Seasons TOT 1183 1127 1072 8345.0 7155 6520 550 85 82 .988 10 1 6.33 5.98 .984 5.54 5.42 56 219 187 252 57% 42% 21
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA (57.2%)
1964 Run Off (68.7%)
1966 BBWAA (65.2%)
1967 BBWAA (69.9%)
1967 Run Off (55.6%)
1968 BBWAA (72.4%)
1969 BBWAA (79.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1969 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1949 *
1950 (C)
1951 (C)
1952 (C)
1953 (C)
1954 (C)
1955
1956 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 NL (21, 2%)
1949 NL (15, 7%)
1950 NL (13, 9%)
1951 NL (1, 72%)
1952 NL (10, 7%)
1953 NL (1, 88%)
1955 NL (1, 67%)
3 MVPs
2.52 Career Shares (53rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1951 NL  6.7 (7th)
1953 NL  7.1 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1951 NL  6.7 (5th)
1953 NL  7.1 (4th)
1955 NL  5.3 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1951 NL  6.6 (4th)
1953 NL  6.5 (4th)
1955 NL  5.3 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1953 NL  1.1 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 NL  .325 (4th)
1953 NL  .312 (10th)
1955 NL  .318 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1951 NL  .393 (7th)
1953 NL  .395 (8th)
1955 NL  .395 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1949 NL  .498 (10th)
1950 NL  .551 (6th)
1951 NL  .590 (3rd)
1953 NL  .611 (3rd)
1955 NL  .583 (6th)
Career  .500 (102nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1949 NL  .883 (7th)
1950 NL  .916 (8th)
1951 NL  .983 (3rd)
1953 NL  1.006 (4th)
1955 NL  .978 (4th)
Career  .860 (132nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1951 NL  298 (4th)
1953 NL  317 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1951 NL  33 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1950 NL  31 (5th)
1951 NL  33 (3rd)
1952 NL  22 (7th)
1953 NL  41 (3rd)
1955 NL  32 (8th)
Career  242 (220th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1951 NL  108 (4th)
1952 NL  97 (6th)
1953 NL  142 (1st)
1955 NL  107 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1949 NL  131 (9th)
1950 NL  134 (10th)
1951 NL  159 (3rd)
1953 NL  154 (4th)
1955 NL  152 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1951 NL  115 (5th)
1953 NL  124 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  21 (9th)
1951 NL  42 (4th)
1953 NL  41 (4th)
1955 NL  35 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  2.0 (9th)
1951 NL  4.1 (4th)
1953 NL  3.9 (4th)
1955 NL  3.4 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  67 (4th)
1953 NL  70 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1949 NL  .678 (8th)
1950 NL  .673 (9th)
1951 NL  .763 (4th)
1953 NL  .751 (4th)
1955 NL  .730 (7th)

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

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (2nd)
1957 NL  6 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (9th)
1956 NL  15 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1950 NL  17 (8th)
1951 NL  19 (6th)
1952 NL  22 (1st)
1955 NL  14 (9th)
1956 NL  20 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1952 NL  11.7 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1949 NL  19.8 (5th)
1950 NL  14.1 (2nd)
1951 NL  15.3 (4th)
1952 NL  21.3 (6th)
1953 NL  12.7 (2nd)
1954 NL  20.9 (10th)**
1955 NL  13.9 (6th)
Career  17.4 (57th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1951 NL  42.99 (4th)
1953 NL  61.46 (2nd)
1955 NL  41.03 (7th)
Career  195.77 (226th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1951 NL  2.8 (8th)
1952 NL  3.2 (5th)
1953 NL  6.9 (1st)
1955 NL  3.1 (8th)
Career  17.0 (232nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1951 NL  3.2 (8th)
1953 NL  4.7 (3rd)
1955 NL  3.5 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1951 NL  4.2 (4th)
1953 NL  5.7 (3rd)
1955 NL  3.9 (7th)
Career  18.6 (235th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1949 NL  127 (1st)
1950 NL  123 (4th)
1951 NL  140 (1st)
1952 NL  122 (2nd)
1953 NL  140 (1st)
1954 NL  111 (3rd)
1955 NL  121 (3rd)
1956 NL  121 (1st)
Career  1,183 (76th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1948 NL  413 (5th)
1949 NL  684 (1st)
1950 NL  683 (1st)
1951 NL  722 (1st)
1952 NL  662 (2nd)
1953 NL  807 (1st)
1954 NL  600 (2nd)
1955 NL  672 (1st)
1956 NL  659 (1st)
1957 NL  618 (3rd)
Career  6,520 (58th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1948 NL  45 (5th)
1949 NL  55 (2nd)
1950 NL  54 (3rd)
1951 NL  72 (1st)
1952 NL  55 (4th)
1953 NL  57 (3rd)
1954 NL  58 (2nd)
1955 NL  54 (3rd)
1956 NL  49 (4th)
1957 NL  51 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1948 NL  9 (4th)
1949 NL  11 (2nd)
1950 NL  11 (4th)
1951 NL  11 (1st)
1953 NL  10 (2nd)
1954 NL  7 (4th)
1956 NL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1948 NL  12 (1st)
1949 NL  5 (4th)
1950 NL  14 (2nd)
1951 NL  12 (1st)
1952 NL  7 (5th)
1953 NL  9 (2nd)
1954 NL  7 (5th)
1955 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  82 (87th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1949 NL  7 (3rd)
1950 NL  6 (4th)
1952 NL  9 (3rd)
1956 NL  8 (4th)
1957 NL  7 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1956 NL  24 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1948 NL  24 (3rd)
1949 NL  24 (3rd)
1950 NL  35 (1st)
1951 NL  34 (1st)
1952 NL  33 (2nd)
1953 NL  22 (2nd)
1954 NL  22 (3rd)
1955 NL  23 (4th)
1956 NL  20 (4th)
1957 NL  15 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1948 NL  66.7 (1st)
1949 NL  58.5 (1st)
1950 NL  62.5 (1st)
1951 NL  69.4 (1st)
1952 NL  64.7 (1st)
1953 NL  53.7 (2nd)
1954 NL  53.7 (4th)
1955 NL  52.3 (4th)
1956 NL  45.5 (3rd)
1957 NL  41.7 (3rd)
Career  57.4 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1953 NL  7 (1st)
1955 NL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 NL  6.23 (1st)
1951 NL  5.98 (1st)
1952 NL  6.10 (1st)
1953 NL  6.60 (1st)
1954 NL  6.09 (1st)
1955 NL  6.27 (2nd)
1956 NL  6.33 (2nd)
1957 NL  7.25 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1948 NL  5.87 (1st)
1949 NL  5.82 (1st)
1950 NL  5.99 (1st)
1951 NL  5.67 (1st)
1952 NL  5.88 (1st)
1953 NL  6.17 (1st)
1954 NL  5.93 (1st)
1955 NL  6.00 (1st)
1956 NL  5.85 (2nd)
1957 NL  6.69 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1948 NL  .981 (4th)
1949 NL  .985 (4th)
1950 NL  .985 (4th)
1951 NL  .986 (4th)
1952 NL  .994 (1st)
1953 NL  .989 (2nd)
1954 NL  .989 (3rd)
1955 NL  .992 (2nd)
1956 NL  .985 (4th)
1957 NL  .993 (1st)

                                         
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 (429), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 65 (391), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 108 (144), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 39 (178), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (25th), 34.2 career WAR/32.9 7yr-peak WAR/33.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1948 26 Brooklyn Dodgers $6,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:6500.00,
1949 27 Brooklyn Dodgers $12,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:9500.00,
1950 28 Brooklyn Dodgers $12,500 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1951 29 Brooklyn Dodgers $18,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 30 Brooklyn Dodgers $24,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:23000.00,
1953 31 Brooklyn Dodgers $28,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/21/53 TSN:25000.00,BJHA says $30,000
1954 32 Brooklyn Dodgers $36,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/1/56 TSN:38000.00,BJHA: $40K
1955 33 Brooklyn Dodgers $42,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/1/56 TSN:38000.00,
1956 34 Brooklyn Dodgers $42,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/1/56 TSN:42000.00,BJHA says $50K
1957 35 Brooklyn Dodgers $42,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 36 Los Angeles Dodgers $50,000 ? 4/9/66 TSN Entire contract paid desp crippling auto accident
Career to date (may be incomplete)$315,000
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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