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Willie Crawford

Willie Murphy Crawford

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: September 7, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1964 (Age 18.009)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Cardinals/Athletics/Astros 1964-1977

Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 31.024)
Died: August 27, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 18, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #996. George Cutshaw… #997. Sandy Alomar… #998. Hoot Evers… #999. WILLIE CRAWFORD… #1000. Josh Willingham… #1001. Shane Mack… #1002. Lee Mazzilli… 

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
1964 17 LAD NL 10 17 16 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 .313 .353 .375 .728 112 6 0 0 0 0 0 /97
1965 18 LAD NL 52 29 27 10 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 .148 .207 .148 .355 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 /978
1966 19 LAD NL 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 20 LAD NL 4 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .400 .250 .650 98 1 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1968 21 LAD NL 61 198 175 25 44 12 1 4 14 1 3 20 64 .251 .335 .400 .735 129 70 0 2 1 0 0 7/98
1969 22 LAD NL 129 440 389 64 96 17 5 11 41 4 5 49 85 .247 .331 .401 .732 111 156 5 0 2 0 3 *798
1970 23 LAD NL 109 336 299 48 70 8 6 8 40 4 4 33 88 .234 .313 .381 .694 90 114 5 2 0 2 4 97/8
1971 24 LAD NL 114 376 342 64 96 16 6 9 40 5 2 28 49 .281 .334 .442 .776 124 151 6 1 1 3 2 79/8
1972 25 LAD NL 96 283 243 28 61 7 3 8 27 4 2 35 55 .251 .349 .403 .752 116 98 8 2 2 1 3 79
1973 26 LAD NL 145 543 457 75 135 26 2 14 66 12 5 78 91 .295 .396 .453 .849 140 207 6 1 3 4 12 *97/8
1974 27 LAD NL 139 540 468 73 138 23 4 11 61 7 8 64 88 .295 .376 .432 .808 130 202 9 0 3 5 9 *9/8
1975 28 LAD NL 124 432 373 46 98 15 2 9 46 5 5 49 43 .263 .345 .386 .731 108 144 2 0 6 4 11 *97
1976 29 STL NL 120 438 392 49 119 17 5 9 50 2 1 37 53 .304 .360 .441 .801 126 173 10 1 2 6 6 9/7
1977 30 TOT MLB 101 289 250 21 54 10 1 3 34 0 0 34 30 .216 .307 .300 .607 70 75 6 0 2 3 5 79D
1977 30 HOU NL 42 132 114 14 29 3 0 2 18 0 0 16 10 .254 .341 .333 .674 90 38 1 0 0 2 1 7
1977 30 OAK AL 59 157 136 7 25 7 1 1 16 0 0 18 20 .184 .277 .272 .549 53 37 5 0 2 1 4 9D/7
14 Yrs 1210 3926 3435 507 921 152 35 86 419 47 36 431 664 .268 .349 .408 .757 116 1401 57 9 22 28 55
162 Game Avg. 162 526 460 68 123 20 5 12 56 6 5 58 89 .268 .349 .408 .757 116 188 8 1 3 4 7
LAD (12 yrs) 989 3199 2793 437 748 125 29 74 335 45 35 360 581 .268 .351 .413 .764 118 1153 41 8 18 19 44
STL (1 yr) 120 438 392 49 119 17 5 9 50 2 1 37 53 .304 .360 .441 .801 126 173 10 1 2 6 6
OAK (1 yr) 59 157 136 7 25 7 1 1 16 0 0 18 20 .184 .277 .272 .549 53 37 5 0 2 1 4
HOU (1 yr) 42 132 114 14 29 3 0 2 18 0 0 16 10 .254 .341 .333 .674 90 38 1 0 0 2 1
NL (14 yrs) 1151 3769 3299 500 896 145 34 85 403 47 36 413 644 .272 .352 .413 .765 118 1364 52 9 20 27 51
AL (1 yr) 59 157 136 7 25 7 1 1 16 0 0 18 20 .184 .277 .272 .549 53 37 5 0 2 1 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
1964 17 LAD NL 10 17 0 -0 0 1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.0 0.1 0 /97
1965 18 LAD NL 52 29 -3 -1 0 -0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .492 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /978
1966 19 LAD NL 6 0 0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1967 20 LAD NL 4 5 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 /9
1968 21 LAD NL 61 198 8 -0 0 4 -2 10 1.3 7 16 2.0 .520 .507 1.4 0.3 12 7/98
1969 22 LAD NL 129 440 8 -1 1 0 -5 3 0.4 15 18 2.0 .503 .502 1.8 -0.4 18 *798
1970 23 LAD NL 109 336 -3 1 1 7 -5 0 0.1 11 12 1.2 .500 .500 0.4 0.3 5 97/8
1971 24 LAD NL 114 376 12 3 0 -4 -5 7 0.8 13 20 2.1 .507 .505 2.5 -0.9 23 79/8
1972 25 LAD NL 96 283 5 1 -0 1 -4 4 0.5 9 13 1.4 .504 .503 1.2 -0.3 12 79
1973 26 LAD NL 145 543 25 1 1 12 -6 33 3.5 18 51 5.2 .525 .523 3.9 0.6 39 *97/8
1974 27 LAD NL 139 540 21 -1 0 3 -5 18 1.9 18 35 3.5 .514 .512 3.2 -0.3 33 *9/8
1975 28 LAD NL 124 432 3 0 2 10 -5 10 1.1 14 24 2.4 .509 .507 1.2 0.6 14 *97
1976 29 STL NL 120 438 12 0 0 -2 -4 7 0.8 14 22 2.2 .507 .505 2.3 -0.7 23 9/7
1977 30 HOU NL 42 132 1 -1 1 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.4 -0.2 4 $130,000 7
1977 30 OAK AL 59 157 -11 0 -0 -1 -3 -14 -1.5 6 -9 -0.9 .475 .491 -0.8 -0.4 -7 9D/7
14 Seasons 1210 3926 79 4 5 30 -44 73 8.4 131 204 21.2 .507 .506 17.3 -1.4 174 $130,000
LAD (12 yrs) 989 3199 76 4 5 34 -37 81 9.2 106 188 19.7 .509 .507 15.5 -0.1 154
STL (1 yr) 120 438 12 0 0 -2 -4 7 0.8 14 22 2.2 .507 .505 2.3 -0.7 23
OAK (1 yr) 59 157 -11 0 -0 -1 -3 -14 -1.5 6 -9 -0.9 .475 .491 -0.8 -0.4 -7
HOU (1 yr) 42 132 1 -1 1 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.4 -0.2 4 $130,000

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
1965 ❍ 18 LAD NL WS MIN W 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974 27 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974 27 LAD NL WS OAK L 3 6 6 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.167 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 7 13 12 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .333 .385 .583 .968 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 8 8 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .750 1.125 6 0 0 0 0 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 Awards
1964 LAD NL 17 OF 4 3 3 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 51 2.25 1.75 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 LAD NL 17 RF 3 3 3 27.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 53 2.33 2.33 .973 1.90 1.87
1964 LAD NL 17 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1965 LAD NL 18 OF 8 3 3 40.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.56 0.88 .974 2.01 2.00
1965 LAD NL 18 RF 5 2 2 29.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.24 0.80 .975 1.96 1.96
1965 LAD NL 18 LF 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -103 0.00 0.00 1.54 1.70
1965 LAD NL 18 CF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 53 2.00 2.00 .980 2.30 2.30
1967 LAD NL 20 OF 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1967 LAD NL 20 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1968 LAD NL 21 OF 48 41 36 370.0 87 78 6 3 1 .966 4 14 2.04 1.75 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 LAD NL 21 LF 45 38 34 341.0 82 73 6 3 1 .963 4 15 2.09 1.76 .963 1.64 1.65
1968 LAD NL 21 RF 4 3 2 28.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.93 1.50 .982 2.02 2.00
1968 LAD NL 21 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1969 LAD NL 22 OF 113 97 79 868.2 187 177 5 5 0 .973 0 1 1.89 1.61 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 LAD NL 22 LF 56 45 32 399.1 78 73 3 2 0 .974 -0 -1 1.71 1.36 .963 1.69 1.68
1969 LAD NL 22 RF 38 30 28 281.1 69 67 1 1 0 .986 3 12 2.18 1.79 .975 1.84 1.82
1969 LAD NL 22 CF 22 22 19 188.0 42 39 1 2 0 .952 -2 -15 1.91 1.82 .977 2.32 2.30
1970 LAD NL 23 OF 94 75 57 697.2 176 160 9 7 1 .960 7 11 2.18 1.80 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 LAD NL 23 RF 64 45 37 437.0 110 102 5 3 1 .973 5 13 2.20 1.67 .976 1.99 1.98
1970 LAD NL 23 LF 35 29 19 242.2 58 51 4 3 0 .948 1 3 2.04 1.57 .971 1.75 1.75
1970 LAD NL 23 CF 5 1 1 18.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 1 80 4.50 1.80 .978 2.35 2.32
1971 LAD NL 24 OF 97 84 71 753.1 154 146 5 3 1 .981 -4 -6 1.80 1.56 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 LAD NL 24 LF 62 54 46 476.2 88 82 3 3 1 .966 -6 -16 1.60 1.37 .970 1.87 1.87
1971 LAD NL 24 RF 35 28 23 251.2 53 51 2 0 0 1.000 0 2 1.90 1.51 .982 2.07 2.06
1971 LAD NL 24 CF 5 2 2 25.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2 86 3.60 2.00 .982 2.63 2.64
1972 LAD NL 25 OF 74 63 49 576.0 115 111 2 2 0 .983 1 2 1.77 1.53 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 LAD NL 25 LF 52 48 36 410.0 77 73 2 2 0 .974 0 1 1.65 1.44 .974 1.92 1.93
1972 LAD NL 25 RF 27 15 13 166.0 38 38 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.06 1.41 .979 2.02 2.03
1973 LAD NL 26 OF 138 129 116 1197.2 269 250 13 6 4 .978 12 12 1.98 1.91 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 LAD NL 26 RF 128 118 107 1086.0 249 232 12 5 4 .980 12 13 2.02 1.91 .973 2.01 2.01
1973 LAD NL 26 LF 10 8 7 78.2 12 11 0 1 0 .917 -1 -11 1.26 1.10 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 LAD NL 26 CF 5 3 2 33.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.18 1.60 .980 2.62 2.64
1974 LAD NL 27 OF 133 125 108 1113.2 236 225 3 8 1 .966 3 3 1.84 1.71 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 LAD NL 27 RF 132 123 108 1101.1 229 218 3 8 1 .965 3 3 1.81 1.67 .975 2.03 2.03
1974 LAD NL 27 CF 2 2 0 12.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -49 2.19 1.50 .987 2.77 2.75
1975 LAD NL 28 OF 113 98 73 880.1 205 201 2 2 0 .990 10 14 2.08 1.80 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 LAD NL 28 RF 92 83 61 721.1 171 168 1 2 0 .988 9 15 2.11 1.84 .974 2.03 2.03
1975 LAD NL 28 LF 26 15 12 159.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 2 13 1.81 1.23 .973 2.10 2.10
1976 STL NL 29 OF 107 100 81 872.2 219 209 6 4 1 .982 -2 -2 2.22 2.01 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 STL NL 29 RF 105 99 80 861.2 217 207 6 4 0 .982 -2 -3 2.22 2.03 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 STL NL 29 LF 2 1 1 11.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 22 3.27 2.00 .975 2.05 2.00
1977 TOT MLB 30 OF 52 49 31 397.0 94 88 3 3 2 .968 -2 -7 2.06 1.75 .978 2.29 2.28
1977 TOT MLB 30 LF 32 30 17 243.2 52 50 0 2 0 .962 -2 -9 1.85 1.56 .972 1.94 1.94
1977 HOU NL 30 LF 30 28 16 229.2 51 49 0 2 0 .961 -1 -5 1.92 1.63 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 HOU NL 30 OF 30 28 16 229.2 49 47 0 2 0 .959 -1 -5 1.84 1.57 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 OAK AL 30 OF 22 21 15 167.1 45 41 3 1 2 .978 -1 -9 2.37 2.00 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 OAK AL 30 RF 20 19 14 153.1 42 38 3 1 2 .976 -0 -2 2.41 2.05 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 OAK AL 30 DH 19 16
1977 OAK AL 30 LF 2 2 1 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -86 0.64 0.50 .980 2.12 2.10
13 Seasons OF 982 867 707 7798.1 1757 1659 54 44 11 .975 30 5 1.98 1.74 .977 2.20 2.19
13 Seasons RF 654 568 478 5146.2 1196 1138 33 25 8 .979 31 7 2.05 1.79 .975 2.03 2.03
11 Seasons LF 323 268 204 2365.1 483 448 19 16 2 .967 -2 -1 1.78 1.45 .969 1.83 1.83
7 Seasons CF 41 31 25 286.1 75 71 1 3 0 .960 1 5 2.26 1.76 .979 2.40 2.41
1 Season DH 19 16
14 Seasons TOT 982 867 707 7798.1 1757 1659 54 44 11 .975 30 5 1.98 1.74 .977 2.20 2.19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1973 May NL Player of the Month

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1973 NL  5.2 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1973 NL  .396 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1973 NL  140 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1973 NL  .710 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1973 NL  4.3 (9th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  128 (5th)
1974 NL  132 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (2nd)
1977 AL  2 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  3 (5th)
1970 NL  5 (4th)
1973 NL  12 (3rd)
1975 NL  9 (3rd)
Career  31 (43rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1973 NL  2.02 (5th)
1975 NL  2.11 (5th)
1976 NL  2.22 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  2.03 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  .980 (4th)
Career  .979 (99th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1973 NL  12 (5th)
1975 NL  11 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  .990 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1946-09-07 (2nd)
1965 NL  born 1946-09-07 (3rd)
1966 NL  born 1946-09-07 (4th)

                                         

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 - 4 (1769), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1478), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (107th), 21.2 career WAR/19.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.4 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1977 30 Houston Astros $130,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$130,000
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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