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Del Crandall

Delmar Wesley Crandall

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 5, 1930 in Ontario, CA
High School: Fullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1949 (Age 19.104, 8,200th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Giants/Pirates/Indians 1949-1966

Final Game: September 25, 1966 (Age 36.204)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 26, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #428. Willie Horton… #429. Vic Wertz… #430. Justin Morneau… #431. DEL CRANDALL… #432. J.D. Drew… #433. Donie Bush… #434. Ray Lankford… 

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
1949 19 BSN NL 67 239 228 21 60 10 1 4 34 2 9 18 .263 .291 .368 .660 80 84 8 0 2 2 RoY-2
1950 20 BSN NL 79 274 255 21 56 11 0 4 37 0 13 24 .220 .257 .310 .567 52 79 6 0 6 2/3
1951 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1953 ★ 23 MLN NL 116 420 382 55 104 13 1 15 51 2 1 33 47 .272 .330 .429 .759 101 164 13 0 5 *2 AS,MVP-24
1954 ★ 24 MLN NL 138 515 463 60 112 18 2 21 64 0 3 40 56 .242 .305 .425 .731 94 197 14 3 6 2 *2 AS,MVP-17
1955 ★ 25 MLN NL 133 495 440 61 104 15 2 26 62 2 1 40 56 .236 .299 .457 .756 101 201 12 2 6 6 11 *2 AS,MVP-17
1956 ★ 26 MLN NL 112 357 311 37 74 14 2 16 48 1 2 35 30 .238 .313 .450 .763 108 140 5 1 6 5 15 *2 AS
1957 27 MLN NL 118 420 383 45 97 11 2 15 46 1 2 30 38 .253 .308 .410 .718 97 157 13 1 4 2 9 2/937
1958 ★ 28 MLN NL 131 485 427 50 116 23 1 18 63 4 1 48 38 .272 .348 .457 .805 119 195 14 4 2 4 18 *2 AS,MVP-10,GG
1959 ★ 29 MLN NL 150 582 518 65 133 19 2 21 72 5 1 46 48 .257 .318 .423 .741 104 219 24 3 9 5 8 *2 AS,MVP-11,GG
1960 ★ 30 MLN NL 142 596 537 81 158 14 1 19 77 4 6 34 36 .294 .334 .430 .764 115 231 15 4 9 12 6 *2 AS,MVP-13,GG
1961 31 MLN NL 15 32 30 3 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .226 .300 .526 43 9 1 0 1 0 0 /2
1962 ★ 32 MLN NL 107 388 350 35 104 12 3 8 45 3 4 27 24 .297 .348 .417 .765 108 146 16 2 6 3 2 2/3 AS,MVP-26,GG
1963 33 MLN NL 86 282 259 18 52 4 0 3 28 1 4 18 22 .201 .251 .251 .502 46 65 10 0 3 2 5 2/3
1964 34 SFG NL 69 219 195 12 45 8 1 3 11 0 3 22 21 .231 .309 .328 .637 79 64 5 0 2 0 9 2
1965 35 PIT NL 60 157 140 11 30 2 0 2 10 1 0 14 10 .214 .288 .271 .560 59 38 3 1 1 1 7 2
1966 36 CLE AL 50 122 108 10 25 2 0 4 8 0 0 14 9 .231 .320 .361 .681 96 39 3 0 0 0 5 2
16 Yrs 1573 5583 5026 585 1276 179 18 179 657 26 28 424 477 .254 .312 .404 .716 96 2028 162 21 68 42 95
162 Game Avg. 162 575 518 60 131 18 2 18 68 3 44 49 .254 .312 .404 .716 96 209 17 2 7
MLN (13 yrs) 1394 5085 4583 552 1176 167 17 170 628 25 25 374 437 .257 .313 .412 .725 97 1887 151 20 65 41 74
PIT (1 yr) 60 157 140 11 30 2 0 2 10 1 0 14 10 .214 .288 .271 .560 59 38 3 1 1 1 7
SFG (1 yr) 69 219 195 12 45 8 1 3 11 0 3 22 21 .231 .309 .328 .637 79 64 5 0 2 0 9
CLE (1 yr) 50 122 108 10 25 2 0 4 8 0 0 14 9 .231 .320 .361 .681 96 39 3 0 0 0 5
NL (15 yrs) 1523 5461 4918 575 1251 177 18 175 649 26 28 410 468 .254 .312 .404 .716 96 1989 159 21 68 42 90
AL (1 yr) 50 122 108 10 25 2 0 4 8 0 0 14 9 .231 .320 .361 .681 96 39 3 0 0 0 5

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
1949 19 BSN NL 67 239 -6 -0 -1 1 2 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .494 .497 0.4 0.3 4 2 RoY-2
1950 20 BSN NL 79 274 -17 -1 0 -1 2 -16 -1.8 10 -6 -0.7 .479 .490 -0.5 0.1 -5 2/3
1953 ★ 23 MLN NL 116 420 -1 0 -1 6 4 8 0.7 16 24 2.3 .507 .505 1.8 0.9 18 *2 AS,MVP-24
1954 ★ 24 MLN NL 138 515 -5 1 -2 5 5 5 0.4 19 24 2.3 .504 .503 1.9 1.0 19 *2 AS,MVP-17
1955 ★ 25 MLN NL 133 495 -2 -2 -0 7 6 9 0.7 19 28 2.6 .507 .506 2.1 1.1 21 *2 AS,MVP-17
1956 ★ 26 MLN NL 112 357 0 -1 0 4 4 8 0.6 13 21 2.0 .508 .505 1.8 0.7 17 *2 AS
1957 27 MLN NL 118 420 -4 -1 -2 3 5 1 0.0 16 17 1.6 .501 .501 1.4 0.8 14 2/937
1958 ★ 28 MLN NL 131 485 10 0 -0 12 6 28 2.9 18 46 4.7 .523 .518 3.6 1.9 34 *2 AS,MVP-10,GG
1959 ★ 29 MLN NL 150 582 2 0 -4 12 8 20 2.1 22 42 4.3 .514 .513 3.1 2.2 30 *2 AS,MVP-11,GG
1960 ★ 30 MLN NL 142 596 14 -1 -1 2 8 22 2.3 22 44 4.6 .517 .515 4.4 1.0 43 *2 AS,MVP-13,GG
1961 31 MLN NL 15 32 -3 0 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
1962 ★ 32 MLN NL 107 388 8 -1 -1 11 5 22 2.3 15 36 3.8 .521 .514 2.5 1.7 25 2/3 AS,MVP-26,GG
1963 33 MLN NL 86 282 -17 -1 -1 1 4 -14 -1.6 11 -3 -0.5 .481 .490 -0.7 0.6 -4 2/3
1964 34 SFG NL 69 219 -9 -2 -1 4 3 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.5 .494 .497 -0.0 0.9 0 2
1965 35 PIT NL 60 157 -10 1 1 4 3 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 -0.0 0.7 0 2
1966 36 CLE AL 50 122 -2 0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .500 .500 0.4 0.2 4 2
16 Seasons 1573 5583 -40 -6 -13 71 68 80 7.2 210 290 28.5 .505 .505 22.0 14.1 219
MLN (13 yrs) 1394 5085 -19 -5 -12 63 60 86 7.8 192 277 27.3 .506 .506 21.7 12.3 215
PIT (1 yr) 60 157 -10 1 1 4 3 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 -0.0 0.7 0
SFG (1 yr) 69 219 -9 -2 -1 4 3 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.5 .494 .497 -0.0 0.9 0
CLE (1 yr) 50 122 -2 0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .500 .500 0.4 0.2 4

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 ❍ 27 MLN NL WS NYY W 6 20 19 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 .211 .250 .368 .618 7 0 0 0 0 0
1958 28 MLN NL WS NYY L 7 29 25 4 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 10 .240 .310 .360 .670 9 0 0 0 1 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 13 49 44 5 10 0 0 2 4 0 1 4 11 .227 .286 .364 .649 16 0 0 0 1 0
2 WS 13 49 44 5 10 0 0 2 4 0 1 4 11 .227 .286 .364 .649 16 0 0 0 1 0

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
1949 BSN NL 19 C 63 59 55 332 287 39 6 5 .982 5.17 .982 4.98 2 10 16 17 52% 43% 0 RoY-2
1950 BSN NL 20 C 75 62 58 590.0 364 311 41 12 7 .967 5.37 4.69 .982 5.38 5.33 3 9 20 7 26% 38% 2
1950 BSN NL 20 1B 1 0 0 6.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 12.00 8.00 .990 9.75 9.60
1953 MLN NL 23 C 108 106 96 927.0 637 566 62 9 13 .986 6 8 6.10 5.81 .984 5.53 5.42 6 9 29 27 48% 40% 2 AS,MVP-24
1954 MLN NL 24 C 136 133 113 1166.1 752 665 79 8 11 .989 5 5 5.74 5.47 .986 5.36 5.33 6 16 30 29 49% 44% 8 AS,MVP-17
1955 MLN NL 25 C 131 124 120 1123.0 688 611 67 10 8 .985 7 7 5.43 5.18 .987 5.65 5.60 7 11 27 34 56% 46% 4 AS,MVP-17
1956 MLN NL 26 C 109 87 81 822.2 494 448 44 2 9 .996 4 6 5.38 4.51 .985 5.83 5.77 3 8 14 15 52% 40% 2 AS
1957 MLN NL 27 C 102 92 85 845.2 479 414 59 6 11 .987 5 7 5.03 4.64 .988 5.98 6.02 4 11 37 23 38% 40% 3
1957 MLN NL 27 OF 9 9 5 70.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 -2 -27 1.67 1.44 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 MLN NL 27 RF 9 8 5 66.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -25 1.64 1.33 .972 1.98 1.99
1957 MLN NL 27 1B 1 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 9.00 3.00 .990 9.60 9.70
1957 MLN NL 27 LF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1958 MLN NL 28 C 124 120 116 1076.1 730 659 64 7 6 .990 12 13 6.05 5.83 .988 6.06 6.02 3 13 31 29 48% 39% 6 AS,MVP-10,GG
1959 MLN NL 29 C 146 142 139 1271.2 859 783 71 5 15 .994 12 11 6.04 5.85 .989 6.34 6.28 2 23 29 32 52% 38% 5 AS,MVP-11,GG
1960 MLN NL 30 C 141 139 135 1247.2 844 764 70 10 9 .988 2 2 6.02 5.91 .986 6.58 6.57 11 31 33 26 44% 40% 6 AS,MVP-13,GG
1961 MLN NL 31 C 5 5 4 43.1 20 17 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -28 4.15 4.00 .985 6.38 6.32 0 4 2 1 33% 38% 0
1962 MLN NL 32 C 90 88 81 778.1 517 460 54 3 7 .994 11 17 5.94 5.71 .987 6.72 6.66 5 14 25 21 46% 34% 4 AS,MVP-26,GG
1962 MLN NL 32 1B 5 3 1 26.0 29 28 1 0 2 1.000 0 9 10.04 5.80 .990 9.80 9.70 AS,MVP-26,GG
1963 MLN NL 33 C 75 67 58 609.2 455 413 38 4 2 .991 1 2 6.66 6.01 .986 7.07 7.05 4 17 32 21 40% 42% 0
1963 MLN NL 33 1B 7 6 4 46.0 51 46 5 0 7 1.000 0 8 9.98 7.29 .989 9.80 9.79
1964 SFG NL 34 C 65 57 48 510.0 435 402 30 3 7 .993 4 9 7.62 6.65 .988 6.81 6.76 1 6 21 12 36% 40% 1
1965 PIT NL 35 C 60 40 24 392.2 272 248 23 1 4 .996 4 12 6.21 4.52 .988 6.96 6.97 3 15 10 13 57% 36% 1
1966 CLE AL 36 C 49 40 17 328.2 322 304 15 3 2 .991 0 0 8.74 6.51 .988 6.86 6.85 0 12 16 8 33% 38% 1
16 Seasons C 1479 1361 1230 11733.0 8200 7352 759 89 116 .989 72 7 5.97 5.48 .986 6.12 6.05 60 209 372 315 46% 40% 45
4 Seasons 1B 14 9 5 81.0 91 84 7 0 9 1.000 0 6 10.11 6.50 .989 9.79 9.74
1 Season OF 9 9 5 70.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 -2 -27 1.67 1.44 .980 2.29 2.31
1 Season RF 9 8 5 66.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -25 1.64 1.33 .972 1.98 1.99
1 Season LF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
16 Seasons TOT 1502 1379 1240 11884.0 8305 7449 766 90 125 .989 71 7 5.97 5.47 .986 6.12 6.06 60 209 372 315 46% 40% 45
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.
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1976 BBWAA ( 3.9%)
1977 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1978 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1979 BBWAA ( 2.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 NL (24, 0%)
1954 NL (17, 4%)
1955 NL (17, 2%)
1958 NL (10, 14%)
1959 NL (11, 8%)
1960 NL (13, 9%)
1962 NL (26, 1%)
0.38 Career Shares (541st)

Gold Gloves
1958 NL (C)
1959 NL (C)
1960 NL (C)
1962 NL (C)
All multiple winners

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1958 NL  4.7 (8th)
1959 NL  4.3 (10th)
1960 NL  4.5 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1960 NL  4.4 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1955 NL  1.1 (10th)
1958 NL  1.9 (6th)
1959 NL  2.2 (2nd)
1962 NL  1.7 (3rd)
Career  14.1 (116th)

Singles s c a p y
1960 NL  124 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1960 NL  4 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  9 (7th)
1960 NL  9 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 NL  12 (1st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  11 (6th)
1956 NL  15 (6th)
1957 NL  9 (7th)
1958 NL  18 (2nd)
Career  95 (136th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1959 NL  24 (1st)
1960 NL  15 (7th)
Career  162 (231st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1958 NL  11.2 (10th)
1959 NL  10.8 (8th)
1960 NL  14.9 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1955 NL  16.9 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1960 NL  2.9 (9th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1959 NL  12 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1953 NL  108 (4th)
1954 NL  136 (1st)
1955 NL  131 (1st)
1956 NL  109 (3rd)
1957 NL  102 (5th)
1958 NL  124 (1st)
1959 NL  146 (1st)
1960 NL  141 (1st)
Career  1,479 (33rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1953 NL  566 (3rd)
1954 NL  665 (1st)
1955 NL  611 (2nd)
1958 NL  659 (1st)
1959 NL  783 (2nd)
1960 NL  764 (1st)
Career  7,352 (38th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1949 NL  39 (4th)
1953 NL  62 (1st)
1954 NL  79 (1st)
1955 NL  67 (2nd)
1956 NL  44 (5th)
1957 NL  59 (1st)
1958 NL  64 (1st)
1959 NL  71 (1st)
1960 NL  70 (1st)
1962 NL  54 (5th)
Career  759 (83rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1950 NL  12 (3rd)
1953 NL  9 (3rd)
1954 NL  8 (2nd)
1955 NL  10 (1st)
1957 NL  6 (4th)
1958 NL  7 (3rd)
1960 NL  10 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (4th)
1953 NL  13 (1st)
1954 NL  11 (2nd)
1955 NL  8 (3rd)
1956 NL  9 (4th)
1957 NL  11 (2nd)
1958 NL  6 (2nd)
1959 NL  15 (1st)
1960 NL  9 (2nd)
Career  116 (31st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1954 NL  6 (2nd)
1960 NL  11 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1953 NL  29 (3rd)
1954 NL  30 (3rd)
1955 NL  27 (3rd)
1957 NL  37 (3rd)
1958 NL  31 (2nd)
1959 NL  29 (5th)
1960 NL  33 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1949 NL  17 (4th)
1953 NL  27 (1st)
1954 NL  29 (1st)
1955 NL  34 (1st)
1957 NL  23 (2nd)
1958 NL  29 (1st)
1959 NL  32 (1st)
1960 NL  26 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1949 NL  51.5 (2nd)
1953 NL  48.2 (3rd)
1954 NL  49.2 (5th)
1955 NL  55.7 (2nd)
1957 NL  38.3 (4th)
1958 NL  48.3 (3rd)
1959 NL  52.5 (3rd)
1962 NL  45.7 (3rd)
Career  45.9 (76th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1953 NL  6 (2nd)
1954 NL  5 (1st)
1955 NL  7 (1st)
1956 NL  4 (2nd)
1957 NL  5 (1st)
1958 NL  12 (1st)
1959 NL  12 (1st)
1962 NL  11 (1st)
1964 NL  4 (4th)
1965 NL  4 (3rd)
Career  72 (8th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1953 NL  6.10 (3rd)
1954 NL  5.74 (3rd)
1964 NL  7.62 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1949 NL  5.17 (2nd)
1953 NL  5.81 (2nd)
1954 NL  5.47 (2nd)
1958 NL  5.83 (2nd)
1959 NL  5.85 (2nd)
1960 NL  5.91 (3rd)
1964 NL  6.65 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1954 NL  .989 (4th)
1956 NL  .996 (1st)
1958 NL  .990 (1st)
1959 NL  .994 (1st)
1960 NL  .988 (5th)
1962 NL  .994 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1949 NL  born 1930-03-05 (2nd)

             

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 (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 82 (232), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (469), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (36th), 28.5 career WAR/24.5 7yr-peak WAR/26.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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