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Gordy Coleman

Gordon Calvin Coleman

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 208 lb.

Born: July 5, 1934 in Rockville, MD
School: Duke University (Durham, NC)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1959 (Age 25.076)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Indians 1959-1967

Final Game: May 3, 1967 (Age 32.302)
Died: March 12, 1994 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Arlington Memorial Gardens, Mount Healthy, OH
Relatives: Cousin of Larry Littleton
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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
1959 24 CLE AL 6 16 15 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 .533 .563 .667 1.229 241 10 0 0 0 0 0 /3
1960 25 CIN NL 66 269 251 26 68 10 1 6 32 1 1 12 32 .271 .308 .390 .699 89 98 2 2 3 1 1 3
1961 26 CIN NL 150 578 520 63 149 27 4 26 87 1 3 45 67 .287 .341 .504 .845 120 262 9 2 4 7 11 *3
1962 27 CIN NL 136 520 476 73 132 13 1 28 86 2 3 36 68 .277 .331 .485 .816 113 231 12 3 2 2 4 *3
1963 28 CIN NL 123 400 365 38 90 20 2 14 59 1 0 29 51 .247 .303 .427 .731 106 156 7 2 1 3 1 3
1964 29 CIN NL 89 214 198 18 48 6 2 5 27 2 0 13 30 .242 .291 .369 .660 83 73 8 1 1 1 1 3
1965 30 CIN NL 108 353 325 39 98 19 0 14 57 0 0 24 38 .302 .348 .489 .838 127 159 6 1 0 3 4 3
1966 31 CIN NL 91 246 227 20 57 7 0 5 37 2 1 16 45 .251 .299 .348 .647 73 79 3 0 2 1 2 3
1967 32 CIN NL 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 -63 0 0 0 0 0 1 /3
9 Yrs 773 2604 2384 282 650 102 11 98 387 9 8 177 333 .273 .324 .448 .772 107 1068 47 11 13 18 25
162 Game Avg. 162 546 500 59 136 21 2 21 81 2 2 37 70 .273 .324 .448 .772 107 224 10 2 3 4 5
CIN (8 yrs) 767 2588 2369 277 642 102 10 98 385 9 8 176 331 .271 .322 .447 .769 106 1058 47 11 13 18 25
CLE (1 yr) 6 16 15 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 .533 .563 .667 1.229 241 10 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 767 2588 2369 277 642 102 10 98 385 9 8 176 331 .271 .322 .447 .769 106 1058 47 11 13 18 25
AL (1 yr) 6 16 15 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 .533 .563 .667 1.229 241 10 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
1959 24 CLE AL 6 16 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .524 .501 0.4 -0.2 4 /3
1960 25 CIN NL 66 269 -2 -1 2 8 -4 3 0.3 10 13 1.3 .505 .502 0.5 0.4 5 3
1961 26 CIN NL 150 578 11 -3 2 5 -8 8 0.7 22 30 2.9 .505 .505 2.4 -0.3 24 *3
1962 27 CIN NL 136 520 7 -4 0 -6 -7 -9 -0.9 20 10 1.0 .493 .494 1.6 -1.3 16 *3
1963 28 CIN NL 123 400 3 1 -0 -1 -5 -2 -0.3 15 13 1.3 .498 .498 1.4 -0.7 14 3
1964 29 CIN NL 89 214 -5 -1 -1 2 -2 -7 -0.8 8 1 0.0 .491 .495 -0.2 0.0 -1 3
1965 30 CIN NL 108 353 11 -3 0 -1 -4 2 0.2 13 16 1.6 .502 .502 1.8 -0.6 17 3
1966 31 CIN NL 91 246 -9 0 1 -4 -3 -15 -1.7 9 -6 -0.8 .481 .489 -0.4 -0.7 -2 3
1967 32 CIN NL 4 8 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .442 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /3
9 Seasons 773 2604 17 -10 4 1 -34 -22 -2.6 98 76 7.5 .497 .498 7.2 -3.4 74
CIN (8 yrs) 767 2588 14 -10 4 3 -34 -24 -2.7 98 74 7.3 .496 .498 6.8 -3.2 71
CLE (1 yr) 6 16 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .524 .501 0.4 -0.2 4

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
1959 24 CLE AL 16 7 6 23.0 96 .615 .533 .257 .563 .328 .667 .393 1.229 .720 241 .954 2.8 0.3 1.571 .200 .133
1960 25 CIN NL 269 190 31 4.4 101 .290 .271 .265 .308 .332 .390 .407 .699 .739 89 .503 -4.6 -0.5 .602 .167 .120 1.7
1961 26 CIN NL 578 394 88 6.0 107 .283 .287 .271 .341 .338 .504 .422 .845 .760 120 .611 14.6 1.4 .802 .300 .217 1.9
1962 27 CIN NL 520 363 73 5.4 107 .272 .277 .275 .331 .343 .485 .417 .816 .760 113 .575 6.4 0.6 .749 .282 .208 3.7
1963 28 CIN NL 400 286 47 4.4 92 .251 .247 .258 .303 .320 .427 .385 .731 .705 106 .556 2.5 0.3 .667 .263 .181 1.9
1964 29 CIN NL 214 160 20 3.4 96 .262 .242 .267 .291 .325 .369 .396 .660 .721 83 .410 -5.2 -0.5 .563 .202 .126 2.9
1965 30 CIN NL 353 236 55 6.3 99 .304 .302 .266 .348 .331 .489 .402 .838 .733 127 .683 11.8 1.2 .790 .262 .188 .0
1966 31 CIN NL 246 177 24 3.7 104 .292 .251 .276 .299 .336 .348 .416 .647 .752 73 .434 -8.9 -0.9 .552 .172 .097 2.9
1967 32 CIN NL 8 7 0 0.0 100 .000 .000 .271 .125 .336 .000 .398 .125 .734 -63 .000 -1.6 -0.2 .143 .143 .000
9 Yrs 2604 1820 344 5.1 101 .280 .273 .269 .324 .333 .448 .408 .772 .741 107 .573 17.8 1.7 .703 .250 .175 16.5
162 Game Avg. 546 381 72 5.1 101 .280 .273 .269 .324 .333 .448 .408 .772 .741 107 .573 4 0 .703 .250 .175 3
CIN (8 yrs) 2588 1813 338 5.0 102 .278 .271 .269 .322 .333 .447 .408 .769 .741 106 .566 15.0 1.4 .699 .250 .176 16.5
CLE (1 yr) 16 7 6 23.0 96 .615 .533 .257 .563 .328 .667 .393 1.229 .720 241 .954 2.8 0.3 1.571 .200 .133
NL (8 yrs) 2588 1813 338 5.0 102 .278 .271 .269 .322 .333 .447 .408 .769 .741 106 .566 15.0 1.4 .699 .250 .176 16.5
AL (1 yr) 16 7 6 23.0 96 .615 .533 .257 .563 .328 .667 .393 1.229 .720 241 .954 2.8 0.3 1.571 .200 .133

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
1961 26 CIN NL WS NYY L 5 20 20 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .400 .650 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 20 20 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .400 .650 8 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
1959 24 CLE AL 16 0.0% 12.5% 6.3% 6.3% 13% 2.00 7.5 7.5 0.33 81%
1960 25 CIN NL 269 2.2% 11.9% 4.5% 6.3% 25% 2.67 7.8 41.8 7.8 1.71 80%
1961 26 CIN NL 578 4.5% 11.6% 7.8% 9.9% 38% 1.49 7.8 20.0 6.0 1.21 75%
1962 27 CIN NL 520 5.4% 13.1% 6.9% 8.1% 32% 1.89 7.0 17.0 5.5 1.16 73%
1963 28 CIN NL 400 3.5% 12.8% 7.3% 9.0% 40% 1.76 7.2 26.1 6.2 1.11 76%
1964 29 CIN NL 214 2.3% 14.0% 6.1% 6.1% 27% 2.31 6.6 39.6 7.3 1.28 77%
1965 30 CIN NL 353 4.0% 10.8% 6.8% 9.4% 34% 1.58 8.6 23.2 5.7 1.27 78%
1966 31 CIN NL 246 2.0% 18.3% 6.5% 4.9% 21% 2.81 5.0 45.4 6.1 1.00 72%
1967 32 CIN NL 8 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 0.00 0.40 88%
9 Yrs 2604 3.8% 12.8% 6.8% 8.1% 33% 1.88 7.2 24.3 6.2 1.21 76%
MLB Averages 2.3% 14.8% 8.3% 6.4% 29% 1.79 6.0 39.7 8.8 1.08 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1959 24 CLE AL 2.8 0.3 16 0.2 0.4 -0.2 1.29 0.3 -0.2 3.8 0.4 1.06 3.8 1.15 2
1960 25 CIN NL -4.6 -0.5 275 -0.3 5.0 -5.3 1.15 -0.3 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.98 -2.3 0
1961 26 CIN NL 14.6 1.4 587 2.3 11.4 -9.1 .96 1.7 0.7 22.1 2.1 0.95 25.1 1.59 7
1962 27 CIN NL 6.4 0.6 533 2.1 10.8 -8.6 .98 1.4 0.8 16.4 1.6 0.98 14.3 1.22 13
1963 28 CIN NL 2.5 0.3 406 -0.6 6.9 -7.5 1.01 0.3 -0.9 7.2 0.8 0.98 8.0 1.44 20
1964 29 CIN NL -5.2 -0.5 218 -0.8 3.6 -4.4 1.09 -0.7 0.0 -8.0 -0.8 1.04 -6.8 1.54 35
1965 30 CIN NL 11.8 1.2 355 1.7 7.9 -6.2 1.07 1.4 0.2 17.7 1.8 0.98 16.9 1.78 16
1966 31 CIN NL -8.9 -0.9 252 0.1 4.9 -4.8 1.18 -0.4 0.5 -1.7 -0.2 0.99 -4.2 1.87 25
1967 32 CIN NL -1.6 -0.2 8 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .62 -0.2 -0.0 -1.1 -0.1 0.82 -1.7 0.42 2
9 Yrs 17.8 1.7 2650 4.7 50.9 -46.2 1.04 3.5 1.0 57.3 5.6 0.98 53.1 1.57 120

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
1959 24 CLE AL 1 0 56% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 75% 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1
1960 25 CIN NL 5 0 26% 119 1 1 50% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 42% 13 10 3 3 2 1 10 3 7
1961 26 CIN NL 7 0 22% 218 1 3 25% 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 0 5 1 2 4 50% 18 13 3 2 0 2 20 5 15
1962 27 CIN NL 6 0 32% 208 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 1 6 2 12 39% 36 25 7 8 4 3 18 4 14
1963 28 CIN NL 6 0 22% 119 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 7 41% 19 11 8 1 1 0 14 6 6
1964 29 CIN NL 2 0 23% 76 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 5 38% 8 5 2 1 1 0 7 3 4
1965 30 CIN NL 4 0 23% 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 1 28% 17 14 2 4 3 1 11 5 6
1966 31 CIN NL 2 0 22% 91 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 28% 7 7 0 4 4 0 7 2 5
1967 32 CIN NL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 33 0 25% 961 9 8 53% 9 8 0 0 0 1 3 1 32 0 9 15 8 43 40% 120 85 27 23 15 7 89 29 58

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
1959 24 CLE AL 16 100% 8 2 2 0 0 1.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 11 2 18% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
1960 25 CIN NL 269 67% 68 0 0 0 0 6 0 9 6 0 3 3 0 4 3 75% 53 2 4% 26 10 38% 180 27 15% 22 11 50% 12 9 75% 0
1961 26 CIN NL 578 68% 149 7 4 0 1 1.59 26 0 10 19 7 12 14 0 4 4 100% 111 9 8% 46 20 43% 362 63 17% 25 14 56% 25 14 56% 0
1962 27 CIN NL 520 79% 132 13 4 0 1 1.22 28 0 9 27 1 16 12 0 3 2 67% 107 12 11% 52 20 38% 340 62 18% 32 18 56% 28 17 61% 0
1963 28 CIN NL 400 87% 90 20 8 2 5 1.44 14 1 9 14 0 9 5 0 1 1 100% 72 7 10% 38 12 32% 268 47 18% 25 12 48% 7 4 57% 0
1964 29 CIN NL 214 95% 48 35 9 0 3 1.54 5 0 9 4 1 2 3 0 1 1 100% 47 8 17% 34 11 32% 156 24 15% 26 11 42% 10 7 70% 0
1965 30 CIN NL 353 96% 98 16 6 0 5 1.78 14 1 9 14 0 8 6 0 0 0 65 6 9% 35 8 23% 236 45 19% 21 9 43% 14 4 29% 0
1966 31 CIN NL 246 96% 57 25 9 1 6 1.87 5 0 9 5 0 3 2 0 2 2 100% 37 3 8% 30 13 43% 174 35 20% 29 14 48% 8 5 63% 0
1967 32 CIN NL 8 100% 0 2 0 0 0 0.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
9 Yrs 2604 82% 650 120 42 3 21 1.57 98 2 64 89 9 53 45 0 15 13 87% 497 47 9% 262 94 36% 1732 305 18% 182 90 49% 105 61 58% 0
MLB Averages 52% 77% 10% 30% 14% 48% 53%

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
1959 24 6 16 15 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 .533 .563 .667 1.229 241 10 0 0 0 0 0
1960 25 72 285 266 31 76 10 2 6 34 1 1 13 34 .286 .323 .406 .729 97 108 2 2 3 1 1
1961 26 222 863 786 94 225 37 6 32 121 2 4 58 101 .286 .335 .471 .806 113 370 11 4 7 8 12
1962 27 358 1383 1262 167 357 50 7 60 207 4 7 94 169 .283 .334 .476 .810 113 601 23 7 9 10 16
1963 28 481 1783 1627 205 447 70 9 74 266 5 7 123 220 .275 .327 .465 .792 111 757 30 9 10 13 17
1964 29 570 1997 1825 223 495 76 11 79 293 7 7 136 250 .271 .323 .455 .778 108 830 38 10 11 14 18
1965 30 678 2350 2150 262 593 95 11 93 350 7 7 160 288 .276 .327 .460 .787 111 989 44 11 11 17 22
1966 31 769 2596 2377 282 650 102 11 98 387 9 8 176 333 .273 .324 .449 .773 107 1068 47 11 13 18 24
1967 32 773 2604 2384 282 650 102 11 98 387 9 8 177 333 .273 .324 .448 .772 107 1068 47 11 13 18 25

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
1959 24 6 17 16 6 9 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 .563 .588 .688 1.276 6 6
1960 25 69 281 262 27 71 10 1 6 34 1 13 33 .271 .309 .385 .695 31 66
1961 26 157 600 541 64 153 28 4 27 88 1 46 70 .283 .337 .499 .836 91 150
1962 27 136 514 472 69 128 13 1 27 82 2 35 68 .271 .324 .475 .799 72 136
1963 28 123 408 371 43 96 21 2 15 66 1 31 51 .259 .317 .447 .764 53 123
1964 29 89 217 200 20 50 6 2 5 29 2 14 30 .250 .301 .375 .676 23 89
1965 30 107 353 325 40 99 19 0 14 58 0 24 38 .305 .351 .492 .844 57 108
1966 31 91 245 226 19 56 7 0 5 36 2 16 45 .248 .296 .345 .641 23 91
1967 32 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 4
9 Yrs 782 2643 2420 288 662 104 11 99 395 9 181 337 .274 .325 .448 .773 356 773
162 Game Avg. 162 548 501 60 137 22 2 21 82 2 37 70 .274 .325 .448 .773 74 773



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 NL  7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1962 NL  17.0 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (224th), 7.5 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/7.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Gordon Calvin Gordy Choo Coleman

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