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Dean Chance

Wilmer Dean Chance

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 1, 1941 in Wooster, OH
High School: Northwestern HS (Wayne, OH)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1961 (Age 20.102, 9,506th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Twins/Indians/Tigers/Mets 1961-1971

Last Game: August 9, 1971 (Age 30.069)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 LAA AL 20 P 5 4 0 18.1 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 3.44 1.40 .954 2.06 2.02 1 1 50% 36% 2
1962 LAA AL 21 P 50 24 6 206.2 50 12 37 1 2 .980 2.13 0.98 .958 2.08 2.07 3 4 57% 36% 2 RoY-3
1963 LAA AL 22 P 45 35 6 248.0 67 15 46 6 2 .910 2.21 1.36 .955 1.99 2.00 13 5 28% 33% 0
1964 LAA AL 23 P 46 35 15 278.1 44 10 33 1 1 .977 1.39 0.93 .957 1.90 1.89 8 4 33% 37% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1965 CAL AL 24 P 36 33 10 225.2 64 14 49 1 6 .984 2.51 1.75 .951 2.04 2.03 12 4 25% 34% 1
1966 CAL AL 25 P 41 37 11 259.2 69 17 48 4 7 .942 2.25 1.59 .952 1.99 1.98 27 11 29% 38% 1
1967 MIN AL 26 P 41 39 18 283.2 73 15 51 7 6 .904 2.09 1.61 .957 1.96 1.96 22 5 19% 41% 2 AS,MVP-13
1968 MIN AL 27 P 43 39 15 292.0 77 15 57 5 3 .935 2.22 1.67 .957 1.89 1.88 23 2 8% 37% 0
1969 MIN AL 28 P 20 15 1 88.1 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1.22 0.60 .951 1.87 1.88 12 1 8% 36% 0
1970 TOT MLB 29 P 48 19 1 157.0 26 3 21 2 2 .923 1.38 0.50 .951 1.86 1.85 19 8 30% 39% 1
1970 CLE AL 29 P 45 19 1 155.0 25 3 20 2 2 .920 1.34 0.51 .951 1.86 1.85 19 8 30% 39% 1
1970 NYM NL 29 P 3 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.33 .950 1.80 1.83 0 0 0
1971 DET AL 30 P 31 14 0 89.2 28 6 16 6 0 .786 2.21 0.71 .958 1.98 1.97 13 4 24% 39% 0
11 Seasons P 406 294 83 2147.1 517 111 373 33 31 .936 2.03 1.19 .955 1.96 1.95 153 49 24% 37% 9
11 Seasons TOT 406 294 83 2147.1 517 111 373 33 31 .936 2.03 1.19 .955 1.96 1.95 153 49 24% 37% 9
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1961 LAA AL 20 P
1962 LAA AL 21 P
1963 LAA AL 22 P
1964 LAA AL 23 P
1965 CAL AL 24 P
1966 CAL AL 25 P
1967 MIN AL 26 P
1968 MIN AL 27 P
1969 MIN AL 28 P
1970 CLE AL 29 P
1970 NYM NL 29 P
1971 DET AL 30 P
11 Seasons P
11 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1961 LAA AL 20 5 4 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 LAA AL 21 50 24 50 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 LAA AL 22 45 35 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 LAA AL 23 46 35 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 CAL AL 24 36 33 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CAL AL 25 41 37 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 MIN AL 26 41 39 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 MIN AL 27 43 39 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 MIN AL 28 20 15 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 29 45 19 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NYM NL 29 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 DET AL 30 31 14 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 406 294 406 406 406 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1961 LAA AL 20 88 85% 19% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1962 LAA AL 21 859 78% 31% 39 95% 0 12 2 9 36 30 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 80%
1963 LAA AL 22 1056 77% 32% 58 81% 2 14 2 11 46 38 6 6 1 4 1 3 2 2 2 0 11 55%
1964 LAA AL 23 1093 75% 32% 40 88% 0 11 0 9 33 27 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1965 CAL AL 24 947 75% 29% 56 96% 0 14 1 11 54 44 6 1 0 1 0 1 6 5 6 0 7 100%
1966 CAL AL 25 1067 77% 31% 60 92% 0 16 2 8 54 42 8 4 0 2 2 0 7 6 7 0 10 100%
1967 MIN AL 26 1161 78% 31% 58 90% 1 15 1 11 54 39 6 7 0 5 2 5 6 4 5 1 6 83%
1968 MIN AL 27 1161 77% 32% 64 91% 1 14 0 12 57 46 4 5 0 2 3 2 3 3 3 0 10 90%
1969 MIN AL 28 371 81% 30% 8 100% 0 3 0 3 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1970 CLE AL 29 679 80% 32% 23 87% 0 5 0 3 20 16 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1970 NYM NL 29 10 90% 20% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1971 DET AL 30 405 78% 31% 19 84% 0 6 0 5 17 11 2 6 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 50%
11 Seasons 8897 77% 31% 431 90% 4 111 8 83 387 303 44 33 1 20 12 15 32 27 31 1 62 82%
MLB Averages 79% 28% 90% 84%



* - 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))
1964 AL (5, 35%)
1967 AL (13, 7%)
0.42 Career Shares (514th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 ML (1, 85%)
1 Cy Young
0.85 Career Shares (71st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1963 AL  46 (3rd)
1966 AL  48 (5th)
1967 AL  51 (4th)
1968 AL  57 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1963 AL  6 (1st)
1966 AL  4 (4th)
1967 AL  7 (1st)
1968 AL  5 (1st)
1971 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1965 AL  1.75 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1965 AL  .984 (3rd)

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