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Wes Covington

John Wesley Covington

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: March 27, 1932 in Laurinburg, NC
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1956 (Age 24.023)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Braves/Dodgers/WhiteSox/Athletics/... 1956-1966

Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 34.189)
Died: July 4, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cremated
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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
1956 24 MLN NL 75 157 138 17 39 4 0 2 16 1 0 16 20 .283 .361 .355 .716 99 49 2 1 2 0 3 7/9
1957 25 MLN NL 96 371 328 51 93 4 8 21 65 4 1 29 44 .284 .339 .537 .875 138 176 5 2 5 7 7 7
1958 26 MLN NL 90 324 294 43 97 12 1 24 74 0 0 20 35 .330 .380 .622 1.003 170 183 7 5 3 2 7 7 MVP-16
1959 27 MLN NL 103 405 373 38 104 17 3 7 45 0 1 26 41 .279 .329 .397 .726 101 148 13 3 1 2 8 7
1960 28 MLN NL 95 299 281 25 70 16 1 10 35 1 2 15 37 .249 .288 .420 .708 98 118 9 1 0 2 1 7
1961 29 TOT MLB 105 321 289 34 78 11 0 12 47 0 0 25 33 .270 .329 .433 .762 104 125 8 2 2 3 2 97
1961 29 TOT AL 39 115 103 8 24 1 0 5 21 0 0 8 12 .233 .301 .388 .689 84 40 4 2 2 0 1 7/9
1961 29 TOT NL 66 206 186 26 54 10 0 7 26 0 0 17 21 .290 .345 .457 .802 114 85 4 0 0 3 1 97
1961 29 MLN NL 9 23 21 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .190 .261 .238 .499 39 5 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1961 29 CHW AL 22 65 59 5 17 1 0 4 15 0 0 4 5 .288 .333 .508 .842 124 30 2 0 2 0 1 7/9
1961 29 KCA AL 17 50 44 3 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 4 7 .159 .260 .227 .487 32 10 2 2 0 0 0 7/9
1961 29 PHI NL 57 183 165 23 50 9 0 7 26 0 0 15 17 .303 .355 .485 .840 124 80 4 0 0 3 1 97
1962 30 PHI NL 116 331 304 36 86 12 1 9 44 0 0 19 44 .283 .324 .418 .742 101 127 9 2 1 5 1 7
1963 31 PHI NL 119 383 353 46 107 24 1 17 64 1 0 26 56 .303 .354 .521 .876 150 184 8 2 2 0 7 7
1964 32 PHI NL 129 383 339 37 95 18 0 13 58 0 0 38 50 .280 .355 .448 .803 126 152 6 3 0 3 6 7/89
1965 33 PHI NL 101 264 235 27 58 10 1 15 45 0 0 26 47 .247 .322 .489 .811 127 115 5 1 0 2 8 7
1966 34 TOT NL 46 53 44 1 5 0 1 1 6 0 0 7 7 .114 .264 .227 .491 42 10 1 2 0 0 1 /7
1966 34 CHC NL 9 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .091 .258 -26 1 0 0 0 0 1 /7
1966 34 LAD NL 37 41 33 1 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 6 5 .121 .293 .273 .565 65 9 1 2 0 0 0 /7
11 Yrs 1075 3291 2978 355 832 128 17 131 499 7 4 247 414 .279 .337 .466 .803 122 1387 73 24 16 26 51
162 Game Avg. 162 496 449 53 125 19 3 20 75 1 1 37 62 .279 .337 .466 .803 122 209 11 4 2 4 8
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
MLN (6 yrs) 468 1579 1435 177 407 54 13 64 235 6 4 108 181 .284 .336 .473 .809 122 679 36 12 11 13 26
PHI (5 yrs) 522 1544 1396 169 396 73 3 61 237 1 0 124 214 .284 .343 .471 .814 126 658 32 8 3 13 23
LAD (1 yr) 37 41 33 1 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 6 5 .121 .293 .273 .565 65 9 1 2 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 9 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .091 .258 -26 1 0 0 0 0 1
KCA (1 yr) 17 50 44 3 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 4 7 .159 .260 .227 .487 32 10 2 2 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 22 65 59 5 17 1 0 4 15 0 0 4 5 .288 .333 .508 .842 124 30 2 0 2 0 1
NL (11 yrs) 1036 3176 2875 347 808 127 17 126 478 7 4 239 402 .281 .338 .469 .807 123 1347 69 22 14 26 50
AL (1 yr) 39 115 103 8 24 1 0 5 21 0 0 8 12 .233 .301 .388 .689 84 40 4 2 2 0 1

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
1956 24 MLN NL 75 157 2 1 1 -1 -1 1 0.0 6 7 0.6 .502 .501 0.8 -0.4 8 7/9
1957 25 MLN NL 96 371 18 0 1 -3 -4 13 1.2 14 27 2.6 .514 .508 3.0 -0.8 30 7
1958 26 MLN NL 90 324 30 -1 -0 -5 -3 21 2.1 12 33 3.3 .524 .513 3.9 -0.9 38 7 MVP-16
1959 27 MLN NL 103 405 1 -2 -2 -12 -4 -19 -2.0 15 -4 -0.5 .480 .487 0.8 -1.6 7 7
1960 28 MLN NL 95 299 -1 -2 -0 -8 -3 -15 -1.7 11 -4 -0.5 .483 .490 0.4 -1.3 4 7
1961 29 MLN NL 9 23 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /7
1961 29 CHW AL 22 65 3 -0 -0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .493 .499 0.4 -0.4 3 7/9
1961 29 KCA AL 17 50 -5 0 -0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .463 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 7/9
1961 29 PHI NL 57 183 5 1 -0 -13 -2 -10 -1.0 7 -2 -0.3 .483 .494 1.1 -1.6 11 97
1962 30 PHI NL 116 331 -0 -1 -1 -8 -3 -13 -1.4 12 -1 -0.1 .488 .491 0.7 -1.1 7 7
1963 31 PHI NL 119 383 20 -1 -1 -8 -4 7 0.8 14 21 2.4 .507 .505 3.3 -1.4 30 7
1964 32 PHI NL 129 383 10 -2 2 -6 -4 -1 -0.1 14 13 1.4 .499 .499 2.0 -1.1 20 7/89
1965 33 PHI NL 101 264 7 -1 0 -7 -3 -2 -0.3 10 8 0.7 .497 .498 1.5 -1.0 14 7
1966 34 CHC NL 9 12 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /7
1966 34 LAD NL 37 41 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 /7
11 Seasons 1075 3291 86 -8 0 -76 -34 -31 -3.5 123 92 9.1 .497 .499 17.4 -11.7 168
MLN (6 yrs) 468 1579 48 -4 -0 -29 -16 -2 -0.5 59 58 5.5 .499 .500 8.9 -5.0 87
PHI (5 yrs) 522 1544 42 -4 0 -43 -16 -20 -1.9 58 39 4.1 .496 .498 8.6 -6.1 81
LAD (1 yr) 37 41 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.2 -0.0 2
CHC (1 yr) 9 12 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
KCA (1 yr) 17 50 -5 0 -0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .463 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3
CHW (1 yr) 22 65 3 -0 -0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .493 .499 0.4 -0.4 3

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
1956 24 MLN NL 157 103 19 4.9 98 .319 .283 .257 .361 .323 .355 .406 .716 .729 99 .545 0.5 0.0 .663 .196 .072 1.3
1957 25 MLN NL 371 253 61 6.6 97 .267 .284 .260 .339 .322 .537 .403 .875 .725 138 .653 16.3 1.6 .871 .351 .253 6.7
1958 26 MLN NL 324 209 68 8.7 99 .308 .330 .260 .380 .327 .622 .406 1.003 .733 170 .760 27.7 2.7 1.020 .361 .293 .0
1959 27 MLN NL 405 286 46 4.3 97 .297 .279 .259 .329 .324 .397 .401 .726 .725 101 .467 0.7 0.1 .622 .185 .118 .0
1960 28 MLN NL 299 224 31 3.7 92 .254 .249 .254 .288 .318 .420 .389 .708 .707 98 .428 -1.1 -0.1 .599 .221 .171 1.8
1961 29 TOT MLB 321 224 41 4.9 103 .267 .270 .265 .329 .334 .433 .412 .762 .746 104 .522 1.3 0.1 .694 .249 .163 .0
1961 29 TOT AL 115 85 12 3.8 103 .221 .233 .262 .301 .338 .388 .409 .689 .746 84 .405 -2.9 -0.3 .602 .233 .155 .0
1961 29 TOT NL 206 139 29 5.6 103 .292 .290 .266 .345 .332 .457 .414 .802 .746 114 .581 4.2 0.4 .750 .258 .167 .0
1961 29 MLN NL 23 17 1 1.6 99 .235 .190 .260 .261 .326 .238 .406 .499 .731 39 .120 -1.7 -0.2 .412 .143 .048
1961 29 CHW AL 65 46 9 5.2 102 .260 .288 .262 .333 .336 .508 .407 .842 .743 124 .553 1.5 0.2 .773 .288 .220 .0
1961 29 KCA AL 50 39 3 2.0 104 .167 .159 .264 .260 .339 .227 .411 .487 .750 32 .183 -4.4 -0.4 .410 .159 .068 .0
1961 29 PHI NL 183 122 28 6.1 103 .299 .303 .267 .355 .333 .485 .415 .840 .748 124 .623 5.9 0.6 .798 .273 .182 .0
1962 30 PHI NL 331 233 40 4.6 101 .301 .283 .266 .324 .333 .418 .404 .742 .738 101 .504 0.2 0.0 .652 .197 .135 .0
1963 31 PHI NL 383 256 63 6.6 89 .321 .303 .253 .354 .315 .521 .378 .876 .693 150 .724 22.3 2.4 .839 .295 .218 1.9
1964 32 PHI NL 383 253 55 5.8 93 .294 .280 .262 .355 .320 .448 .389 .803 .709 126 .657 13.0 1.4 .772 .280 .168 .0
1965 33 PHI NL 264 184 37 5.4 92 .246 .247 .256 .322 .319 .489 .387 .811 .706 127 .622 8.2 0.8 .780 .353 .243 .0
1966 34 TOT NL 53 40 3 2.0 91 .111 .114 .258 .264 .315 .227 .389 .491 .704 42 .206 -3.3 -0.4 .475 .273 .114 .0
1966 34 CHC NL 12 10 0 0.0 97 .111 .091 .266 .167 .325 .091 .401 .258 .726 -26 .000 -1.9 -0.2 .200 .091 .000
1966 34 LAD NL 41 30 3 2.7 89 .111 .121 .255 .293 .313 .273 .385 .565 .697 65 .305 -1.4 -0.2 .567 .333 .152 .0
11 Yrs 3291 2265 464 5.5 96 .285 .279 .259 .337 .323 .466 .397 .803 .720 122 .601 85.8 8.6 .747 .270 .186 13.3
162 Game Avg. 496 341 70 5.5 96 .285 .279 .259 .337 .323 .466 .397 .803 .720 122 .601 13 1 .747 .270 .186 2
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
MLN (6 yrs) 1579 1092 226 5.6 97 .285 .284 .258 .336 .323 .473 .401 .809 .724 122 .589 42.4 4.1 .750 .266 .190 11.0
PHI (5 yrs) 1544 1048 223 5.7 94 .295 .284 .260 .343 .323 .471 .392 .814 .715 126 .635 49.6 5.2 .766 .277 .188 2.0
LAD (1 yr) 41 30 3 2.7 89 .111 .121 .255 .293 .313 .273 .385 .565 .697 65 .305 -1.4 -0.2 .567 .333 .152 .0
CHC (1 yr) 12 10 0 0.0 97 .111 .091 .266 .167 .325 .091 .401 .258 .726 -26 -1.9 -0.2 .200 .091 .000
KCA (1 yr) 50 39 3 2.1 104 .167 .159 .264 .260 .339 .227 .411 .487 .750 32 .183 -4.4 -0.4 .410 .159 .068 .0
CHW (1 yr) 65 46 9 5.2 102 .260 .288 .262 .333 .336 .508 .407 .842 .743 124 .553 1.5 0.2 .773 .288 .220 .0
NL (11 yrs) 3176 2180 452 5.6 95 .287 .281 .259 .338 .323 .469 .397 .807 .719 123 .607 88.7 8.9 .753 .272 .187 13.3
AL (1 yr) 115 85 12 3.8 103 .221 .233 .262 .301 .338 .388 .409 .689 .746 84 .405 -2.9 -0.3 .602 .233 .155 .0

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
1957 ❍ 25 MLN NL WS NYY W 7 28 24 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 .208 .269 .250 .519 6 1 0 2 0 0
1958 26 MLN NL WS NYY L 7 29 26 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 4 .269 .310 .269 .580 7 0 0 0 1 0
1966 34 LAD NL WS BAL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 15 58 51 3 12 1 0 0 5 1 0 4 11 .235 .286 .255 .541 13 1 0 2 1 0
3 WS 15 58 51 3 12 1 0 0 5 1 0 4 11 .235 .286 .255 .541 13 1 0 2 1 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
1956 24 MLN NL 157 1.3% 12.7% 10.2% 3.8% 15% 1.25 6.9 69.0 8.6 1.48 74%
1957 25 MLN NL 371 5.7% 11.9% 7.8% 8.9% 36% 1.52 7.5 15.6 5.0 1.20 73%
1958 26 MLN NL 324 7.4% 10.8% 6.2% 11.4% 38% 1.75 8.4 12.3 4.0 0.93 73%
1959 27 MLN NL 405 1.7% 10.1% 6.4% 6.7% 26% 1.58 9.1 53.3 8.3 1.12 81%
1960 28 MLN NL 299 3.3% 12.4% 5.0% 9.0% 39% 2.47 7.6 28.1 8.0 0.99 79%
1961 29 TOT MLB 321 3.7% 10.3% 7.8% 7.2% 30% 1.32 8.8 24.1 6.1 1.09 77%
1961 29 TOT AL 115 4.4% 10.4% 7.0% 5.2% 25% 1.50 8.6 20.6 4.9 1.06 75%
1961 29 TOT NL 206 3.4% 10.2% 8.3% 8.3% 32% 1.24 8.9 26.6 7.2 1.11 78%
1961 29 MLN NL 23 0.0% 17.4% 8.7% 4.4% 25% 2.00 5.3 1.00 74%
1961 29 CHW AL 65 6.2% 7.7% 6.2% 7.7% 29% 1.25 11.8 14.8 3.9 0.86 77%
1961 29 KCA AL 50 2.0% 14.0% 8.0% 2.0% 14% 1.75 6.3 44.0 7.3 1.36 72%
1961 29 PHI NL 183 3.8% 9.3% 8.2% 8.7% 32% 1.13 9.7 23.6 6.3 1.12 79%
1962 30 PHI NL 331 2.7% 13.3% 5.7% 6.7% 26% 2.32 6.9 33.8 6.9 1.04 77%
1963 31 PHI NL 383 4.4% 14.6% 6.8% 11.0% 39% 2.15 6.3 20.8 5.5 1.24 73%
1964 32 PHI NL 383 3.4% 13.1% 9.9% 8.1% 33% 1.32 6.8 26.1 5.8 1.14 73%
1965 33 PHI NL 264 5.7% 17.8% 9.9% 9.9% 45% 1.81 5.0 15.7 5.2 0.79 66%
1966 34 TOT NL 53 1.9% 13.2% 13.2% 3.8% 40% 1.00 6.3 44.0 7.3 1.58 68%
1966 34 CHC NL 12 0.0% 16.7% 8.3% 0.0% 0% 2.00 5.5 3.00 75%
1966 34 LAD NL 41 2.4% 12.2% 14.6% 4.9% 50% 0.83 6.6 33.0 5.5 1.30 66%
11 Yrs 3291 4.0% 12.6% 7.5% 8.4% 33% 1.68 7.2 22.7 6.0 1.09 75%
MLB Averages 2.3% 14.2% 8.5% 6.5% 29% 1.68 6.3 38.5 8.6 1.05 73%
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1956 24 MLN NL 0.5 0.0 133 0.9 3.3 -2.4 1.33 0.2 0.5 4.3 0.4 0.99 2.1 1.78 26
1957 25 MLN NL 16.3 1.6 379 1.0 7.1 -6.1 .99 1.6 -0.6 25.6 2.6 0.99 22.9 1.60 8
1958 26 MLN NL 27.7 2.7 321 5.3 10.5 -5.2 1.16 3.3 1.3 41.9 4.2 1.01 34.8 3.05 7
1959 27 MLN NL 0.7 0.1 408 -0.3 6.5 -6.8 .97 0.4 -0.7 3.4 0.4 0.96 3.8 1.30 8
1960 28 MLN NL -1.1 -0.1 305 -0.5 5.5 -6.0 1.05 -0.0 -0.5 -7.8 -0.8 0.98 -2.3 1.74 22
1961 29 TOT MLB 1.3 0.1 328 0.3 7.2 -6.9 1.22 1.0 -0.7 6.0 0.6 1.00 7.5 2.49 28
1961 29 TOT AL -2.9 -0.3 115 -0.1 2.4 -2.5 1.20 0.1 -0.2 4.0 0.4 1.00 0.6 1.57 10
1961 29 TOT NL 4.2 0.4 213 0.4 4.8 -4.4 1.23 0.9 -0.6 2.0 0.2 1.00 6.9 3.01 18
1961 29 MLN NL -1.7 -0.2 23 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 1.52 -0.1 -0.0 -2.1 -0.2 1.12 -1.3 3.46 4
1961 29 CHW AL 1.5 0.2 65 0.2 1.5 -1.3 1.21 0.4 -0.2 6.3 0.6 0.98 4.1 1.86 6
1961 29 KCA AL -4.4 -0.4 50 -0.3 0.9 -1.2 1.20 -0.3 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 1.01 -3.5 1.14 4
1961 29 PHI NL 5.9 0.6 190 0.6 4.4 -3.8 1.20 1.0 -0.5 4.2 0.4 0.98 8.2 2.88 14
1962 30 PHI NL 0.2 0.0 335 1.1 7.1 -5.9 1.07 0.6 0.5 3.3 0.3 1.01 5.9 1.62 30
1963 31 PHI NL 22.3 2.4 389 2.5 9.7 -7.3 1.17 2.4 -0.3 27.8 2.9 1.00 27.4 1.94 25
1964 32 PHI NL 13.0 1.4 386 3.2 8.7 -5.6 1.04 1.5 1.6 22.7 2.4 0.97 17.6 1.61 33
1965 33 PHI NL 8.2 0.8 265 0.0 5.6 -5.5 1.14 1.6 -1.6 7.3 0.8 0.99 15.0 1.58 35
1966 34 TOT NL -3.3 -0.4 53 0.4 1.4 -1.0 1.34 -0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.94 -1.9 1.46 34
1966 34 CHC NL -1.9 -0.2 12 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .83 -0.2 0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.92 -1.9 1.06 7
1966 34 LAD NL -1.4 -0.2 41 0.5 1.3 -0.8 1.49 0.0 0.3 1.8 0.2 0.95 -0.0 1.56 27
11 Yrs 85.8 8.6 3302 13.8 72.6 -58.8 1.10 12.3 0.3 134.5 13.7 0.99 132.8 1.77 256
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

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
1956 24 MLN NL 4 0 27% 65 1 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 40% 9 5 4 2 1 1 4 3 1
1957 25 MLN NL 8 0 29% 143 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 7 34% 20 15 4 6 3 3 9 4 5
1958 26 MLN NL 8 0 19% 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 42% 10 7 3 3 1 2 6 1 3
1959 27 MLN NL 7 0 25% 149 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 1 4 40% 17 14 3 4 2 2 9 2 7
1960 28 MLN NL 3 0 20% 91 1 2 33% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 26% 14 13 0 2 2 0 7 1 6
1961 29 TOT MLB 5 0 24% 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 10 26% 12 11 1 6 5 1 5 0 4
1961 29 TOT AL 2 0 10% 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22% 6 6 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
1961 29 TOT NL 3 0 30% 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 10 29% 6 5 1 4 4 0 4 0 3
1961 29 MLN NL 1 0 50% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 29 CHW AL 2 0 6% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0% 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 29 KCA AL 0 0 17% 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
1961 29 PHI NL 2 0 28% 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 9 29% 6 5 1 4 4 0 4 0 3
1962 30 PHI NL 4 0 28% 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 7 30% 16 14 2 7 6 1 10 2 7
1963 31 PHI NL 5 0 25% 146 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 8 32% 13 11 1 6 4 1 9 2 7
1964 32 PHI NL 3 0 20% 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 9 28% 24 21 3 4 3 1 12 3 7
1965 33 PHI NL 4 0 17% 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 28% 10 7 3 3 3 0 5 3 2
1966 34 TOT NL 2 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 34 CHC NL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 34 LAD NL 2 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 53 0 23% 1105 7 4 64% 6 5 0 0 0 0 6 0 25 0 9 4 12 59 32% 148 120 25 43 30 12 76 21 49
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

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
1956 24 MLN NL 130 97% 39 26 8 1 4 1.78 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 100% 28 2 7% 13 5 38% 79 9 11% 5 3 60% 4 3 75% 27
1957 25 MLN NL 371 82% 93 8 1 0 0 1.60 21 1 11 19 2 8 13 1 6 5 83% 71 5 7% 38 15 39% 246 48 20% 26 15 58% 13 6 46% 0
1958 26 MLN NL 320 81% 97 7 0 0 0 3.05 24 0 8 23 1 11 13 0 3 3 100% 64 7 11% 29 12 41% 234 53 23% 15 6 40% 15 9 60% 4
1959 27 MLN NL 404 83% 104 8 2 0 2 1.30 7 0 5 6 1 5 2 0 1 1 100% 78 13 17% 35 13 37% 269 42 16% 24 12 50% 15 10 67% 1
1960 28 MLN NL 299 82% 70 22 5 2 3 1.74 10 0 10 9 1 6 4 0 0 0 61 9 15% 30 4 13% 202 26 13% 22 6 27% 11 2 18% 0
1961 29 TOT MLB 321 89% 78 28 6 1 5 2.49 12 1 12 10 2 6 6 0 2 2 100% 73 8 11% 35 12 34% 225 41 18% 19 12 63% 14 9 64% 0
1961 29 TOT AL 115 80% 24 10 2 1 2 1.57 5 1 2 4 1 3 2 0 2 2 100% 32 4 13% 17 5 29% 82 18 22% 6 4 67% 5 3 60% 0
1961 29 TOT NL 206 94% 54 18 4 0 3 3.01 7 0 10 6 1 3 4 0 0 0 41 4 10% 18 7 39% 143 23 16% 13 8 62% 9 6 67% 0
1961 29 MLN NL 23 74% 4 4 0 0 0 3.46 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 1 0 0% 20 1 5% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0
1961 29 CHW AL 65 74% 17 6 1 0 0 1.86 4 1 1 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 100% 18 2 11% 10 4 40% 45 13 29% 4 2 50% 3 3 100% 0
1961 29 KCA AL 50 88% 7 4 1 1 2 1.14 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 2 14% 7 1 14% 37 5 14% 2 2 100% 2 0 0% 0
1961 29 PHI NL 183 96% 50 14 4 0 3 2.88 7 0 8 6 1 3 4 0 0 0 38 4 11% 17 7 41% 123 22 18% 12 7 58% 8 6 75% 0
1962 30 PHI NL 331 95% 86 30 9 0 5 1.62 9 0 11 8 1 3 6 0 1 1 100% 84 9 11% 28 11 39% 246 38 15% 18 13 72% 10 7 70% 0
1963 31 PHI NL 383 85% 107 25 8 2 6 1.94 17 0 6 16 1 10 7 0 5 2 40% 69 8 12% 30 6 20% 257 51 20% 31 13 42% 21 11 52% 0
1964 32 PHI NL 383 86% 95 33 5 0 3 1.61 13 0 10 13 0 5 8 0 0 0 78 6 8% 30 18 60% 269 47 17% 26 17 65% 20 16 80% 0
1965 33 PHI NL 264 91% 58 35 7 0 6 1.58 15 0 6 15 0 7 8 0 0 0 49 5 10% 28 10 36% 188 32 17% 28 14 50% 10 4 40% 0
1966 34 TOT NL 53 100% 5 34 4 1 3 1.46 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1 6% 5 2 40% 36 5 14% 3 2 67% 1 1 100% 0
1966 34 CHC NL 12 100% 1 7 0 0 0 1.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 2 1 50% 7 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1966 34 LAD NL 41 100% 4 27 4 1 3 1.56 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 8% 3 1 33% 29 5 17% 2 2 100% 1 1 100% 0
11 Yrs 3259 86% 832 256 55 7 37 1.77 131 2 83 122 9 61 70 1 20 16 80% 671 73 11% 301 108 36% 2251 392 17% 217 113 52% 134 78 58% 32
MLB Averages 51% 76% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%
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

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
1956 24 75 157 138 17 39 4 0 2 16 1 0 16 20 .283 .361 .355 .716 99 49 2 1 2 0 3
1957 25 171 528 466 68 132 8 8 23 81 5 1 45 64 .283 .345 .483 .828 127 225 7 3 7 7 10
1958 26 261 852 760 111 229 20 9 47 155 5 1 65 99 .301 .359 .537 .896 143 408 14 8 10 9 17
1959 27 364 1257 1133 149 333 37 12 54 200 5 2 91 140 .294 .349 .491 .840 129 556 27 11 11 11 25
1960 28 459 1556 1414 174 403 53 13 64 235 6 4 106 177 .285 .337 .477 .814 123 674 36 12 11 13 26
1961 29 564 1877 1703 208 481 64 13 76 282 6 4 131 210 .282 .336 .469 .805 120 799 44 14 13 16 28
1962 30 680 2208 2007 244 567 76 14 85 326 6 4 150 254 .283 .334 .461 .795 117 926 53 16 14 21 29
1963 31 799 2591 2360 290 674 100 15 102 390 7 4 176 310 .286 .337 .470 .807 122 1110 61 18 16 21 36
1964 32 928 2974 2699 327 769 118 15 115 448 7 4 214 360 .285 .339 .468 .807 122 1262 67 21 16 24 42
1965 33 1029 3238 2934 354 827 128 16 130 493 7 4 240 407 .282 .338 .469 .807 123 1377 72 22 16 26 50
1966 34 1075 3291 2978 355 832 128 17 131 499 7 4 247 414 .279 .337 .466 .803 122 1387 73 24 16 26 51

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
1956 24 78 167 146 19 43 4 0 2 18 1 18 21 .295 .376 .363 .739 20 75
1957 25 100 394 348 58 102 4 9 23 73 4 32 46 .293 .350 .555 .904 68 96
1958 26 95 347 314 49 107 13 1 26 84 0 22 37 .341 .392 .637 1.029 78 90
1959 27 108 431 396 44 115 19 3 8 52 0 29 43 .290 .342 .414 .756 55 103
1960 28 99 319 299 29 78 18 1 11 41 1 17 39 .261 .301 .438 .739 40 95
1961 29 108 334 300 35 83 12 0 13 49 0 27 34 .277 .337 .447 .784 44 105
1962 30 116 332 305 37 87 12 1 9 45 0 19 44 .285 .326 .420 .746 42 116
1963 31 119 397 364 54 118 26 1 19 75 1 29 56 .324 .377 .558 .935 76 119
1964 32 129 393 346 41 102 19 0 14 65 0 41 50 .295 .372 .471 .843 60 129
1965 33 100 267 237 30 61 11 1 16 50 0 27 47 .257 .333 .515 .848 41 101
1966 34 46 55 45 1 6 0 1 1 7 0 8 7 .133 .291 .244 .535 3 46
11 Yrs 1098 3436 3100 397 902 138 18 142 559 7 269 424 .291 .350 .485 .834 527 1075
162 Game Avg. 162 507 457 59 133 20 3 21 82 1 40 63 .291 .350 .485 .834 78 1075



* - 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))
1958 NL (16, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Triples s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1958 NL  24 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1958 NL  28 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1958 NL  2.7 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1958 NL  5 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1957 NL  7 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
Career  22.7 (222nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1957 NL  25.57 (10th)
1958 NL  41.88 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1958 NL  5.3 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1958 NL  3.3 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1957 NL  2.6 (10th)
1958 NL  4.2 (3rd)


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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1821), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1690), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (209th), 9.1 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

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