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Larry Doby

Lawrence Eugene Doby

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

Born: December 13, 1923 in Camden, SC
High School: Eastside HS (Paterson, NJ)
School: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 5, 1947 (Age 23.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Tigers 1947-1959

Final Game: July 26, 1959 (Age 35.225)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1998.
   View Larry Doby Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 18, 2003 in Montclair, NJ
Cremated
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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
1947 23 CLE AL 29 33 32 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .156 .182 .188 .369 4 6 2 0 0 /436
1948 24 CLE AL 121 499 439 83 132 23 9 14 66 9 9 54 77 .301 .384 .490 .873 134 215 8 5 2 *O89 MVP-29
1949 ★ 25 CLE AL 147 650 547 106 153 25 3 24 85 10 9 91 90 .280 .389 .468 .857 128 256 14 7 5 *O89 AS
1950 ★ 26 CLE AL 142 609 503 110 164 25 5 25 102 8 6 98 71 .326 .442 .545 .986 156 274 9 6 2 *8O AS,MVP-8
1951 ★ 27 CLE AL 134 551 447 84 132 27 5 20 69 4 1 101 81 .295 .428 .512 .941 160 229 10 3 0 *O8 AS
1952 ★ 28 CLE AL 140 611 519 104 143 26 8 32 104 5 2 90 111 .276 .383 .541 .924 163 281 6 0 2 *8O AS,MVP-12
1953 ★ 29 CLE AL 149 617 513 92 135 18 5 29 102 3 2 96 121 .263 .385 .487 .873 137 250 7 6 2 *8O AS
1954 ★ 30 CLE AL 153 673 577 94 157 18 4 32 126 3 1 85 94 .272 .364 .484 .847 129 279 7 3 1 9 *8 AS,MVP-2
1955 ★ 31 CLE AL 131 560 491 91 143 17 5 26 75 2 0 61 100 .291 .369 .505 .874 130 248 6 2 2 4 8 *8 AS
1956 32 CHW AL 140 619 504 89 135 22 3 24 102 0 1 102 105 .268 .392 .466 .858 126 235 7 4 4 5 6 *8
1957 33 CHW AL 119 477 416 57 120 27 2 14 79 2 3 56 79 .288 .373 .464 .837 127 193 13 2 0 3 3 *8
1958 34 CLE AL 89 276 247 41 70 10 1 13 45 0 2 26 49 .283 .348 .490 .838 129 121 7 0 0 3 2 8/79
1959 35 TOT AL 39 124 113 6 26 4 2 0 13 1 0 10 22 .230 .290 .301 .591 61 34 1 0 0 1 0 97/38
1959 35 DET AL 18 64 55 5 12 3 1 0 4 0 0 8 9 .218 .313 .309 .622 68 17 0 0 0 1 0 7/9
1959 35 CHW AL 21 60 58 1 14 1 1 0 9 1 0 2 13 .241 .267 .293 .560 55 17 1 0 0 0 0 9/387
13 Yrs 1533 6299 5348 960 1515 243 52 253 970 47 36 871 1011 .283 .386 .490 .876 136 2621 97 38 20 25 19
162 Game Avg. 162 666 565 101 160 26 5 27 103 5 4 92 107 .283 .386 .490 .876 136 277 10 4 2
CLE (10 yrs) 1235 5079 4315 808 1234 190 45 215 776 44 32 703 805 .286 .389 .500 .889 140 2159 76 32 16 16 10
CHW (3 yrs) 280 1156 978 147 269 50 6 38 190 3 4 160 197 .275 .378 .455 .833 122 445 21 6 4 8 9
DET (1 yr) 18 64 55 5 12 3 1 0 4 0 0 8 9 .218 .313 .309 .622 68 17 0 0 0 1 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
1947 23 CLE AL 29 33 -4 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .485 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 $5,000 /436
1948 24 CLE AL 121 499 19 1 3 11 -3 32 3.2 14 47 4.6 .526 .520 3.4 0.8 36 *O89 MVP-29
1949 ★ 25 CLE AL 147 650 22 -1 2 0 -3 20 2.0 19 39 3.8 .514 .512 3.8 -0.3 39 *O89 AS
1950 ★ 26 CLE AL 142 609 45 2 2 4 -1 52 4.8 19 70 6.7 .534 .530 6.2 0.3 67 $6,000 *8O AS,MVP-8
1951 ★ 27 CLE AL 134 551 40 3 2 4 -1 48 4.8 17 65 6.4 .536 .530 5.9 0.3 61 *O8 AS
1952 ★ 28 CLE AL 140 611 41 2 1 5 -1 49 5.2 19 67 7.1 .537 .532 6.5 0.5 62 $14,000 *8O AS,MVP-12
1953 ★ 29 CLE AL 149 617 26 1 3 -6 -1 23 2.3 19 42 4.3 .516 .515 4.9 -0.7 48 $12,000 *8O AS
1954 ★ 30 CLE AL 153 673 22 1 2 10 -1 34 3.6 20 54 5.7 .524 .523 4.7 0.9 44 $25,000 *8 AS,MVP-2
1955 ★ 31 CLE AL 131 560 16 1 2 0 -1 18 2.0 17 36 3.7 .515 .512 3.6 0.0 36 $30,000 *8 AS
1956 32 CHW AL 140 619 22 2 3 5 -1 31 3.1 19 50 4.9 .522 .519 4.2 0.5 44 *8
1957 33 CHW AL 119 477 17 -0 1 -9 -1 7 0.7 15 22 2.2 .507 .505 3.2 -1.1 31 $36,000 *8
1958 34 CLE AL 89 276 10 1 -0 -3 -1 7 0.7 8 15 1.5 .508 .504 1.9 -0.5 19 $22,000 8/79
1959 35 DET AL 18 64 -3 -1 0 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .456 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -2 7/9
1959 35 CHW AL 21 60 -2 0 0 -3 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.0 -0.4 -0 $36,000 9/387
13 Seasons 1533 6299 269 14 21 13 -13 305 30.5 190 495 49.5 .520 .518 47.8 -0.1 482 $186,000
CLE (10 yrs) 1235 5079 236 13 17 24 -11 279 28.1 153 432 43.4 .523 .520 40.5 1.4 408 $114,000
CHW (3 yrs) 280 1156 37 2 4 -7 -2 33 3.2 35 68 6.7 .512 .511 7.5 -1.0 76 $72,000
DET (1 yr) 18 64 -3 -1 0 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .456 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -2

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
1947 23 CLE AL 33 29 1 0.9 94 .238 .156 .259 .182 .338 .188 .373 .369 .711 4 .059 -4.2 -0.4 .241 .063 .031
1948 24 CLE AL 499 326 79 6.5 103 .339 .301 .269 .384 .354 .490 .389 .873 .743 134 .650 20.4 2.0 .846 .312 .189 11.0
1949 25 CLE AL 650 422 96 6.0 105 .298 .280 .268 .389 .360 .468 .390 .857 .750 128 .625 23.0 2.2 .851 .356 .188 14.1
1950 26 CLE AL 609 356 119 8.9 110 .342 .326 .273 .442 .360 .545 .410 .986 .770 156 .743 46.0 4.3 1.073 .417 .219 12.1
1951 27 CLE AL 551 326 98 8.1 97 .324 .295 .260 .428 .340 .512 .382 .941 .722 160 .744 42.6 4.2 1.031 .450 .217 6.7
1952 28 CLE AL 611 386 108 7.6 90 .295 .276 .252 .383 .330 .541 .368 .924 .698 163 .749 43.6 4.4 .974 .445 .266 8.6
1953 29 CLE AL 617 389 95 6.6 100 .292 .263 .266 .385 .342 .487 .392 .873 .733 137 .670 28.7 2.8 .912 .413 .224 5.4
1954 30 CLE AL 673 438 102 6.2 100 .272 .272 .268 .364 .344 .484 .391 .847 .735 129 .668 23.3 2.4 .862 .362 .211 5.5
1955 31 CLE AL 560 360 95 7.1 106 .317 .291 .271 .369 .351 .505 .404 .874 .755 130 .688 19.4 1.9 .884 .342 .214 3.7
1956 32 CHW AL 619 386 100 6.9 107 .292 .268 .268 .392 .351 .466 .410 .858 .760 126 .662 21.9 2.1 .902 .399 .198 .0
1957 33 CHW AL 477 315 71 6.1 100 .325 .288 .264 .373 .337 .464 .399 .837 .736 127 .646 17.1 1.7 .801 .308 .175 3.5
1958 34 CLE AL 276 189 41 5.8 97 .303 .283 .260 .348 .329 .490 .396 .838 .725 129 .635 9.7 1.0 .780 .304 .206 .0
1959 35 TOT AL 124 89 11 3.3 101 .283 .230 .263 .290 .335 .301 .402 .591 .737 61 .375 -6.2 -0.6 .511 .168 .071 .0
1959 35 DET AL 64 44 6 3.7 103 .255 .218 .267 .313 .339 .309 .408 .622 .748 68 .418 -2.3 -0.2 .581 .236 .091
1959 35 CHW AL 60 45 5 3.0 98 .311 .241 .259 .267 .330 .293 .396 .560 .727 55 .330 -3.9 -0.4 .444 .103 .052 .0
13 Yrs 6299 4011 1016 6.8 102 .307 .283 .266 .386 .346 .490 .393 .876 .739 136 .678 285.3 28.0 .893 .372 .207 79.3
162 Game Avg. 666 424 107 6.8 102 .307 .283 .266 .386 .346 .490 .393 .876 .739 136 .678 30 3 .893 .372 .207 8
CLE (10 yrs) 5079 3221 834 6.9 101 .308 .286 .266 .389 .346 .500 .391 .889 .737 140 .688 252.5 24.8 .911 .380 .214 73.1
CHW (3 yrs) 1156 746 176 6.3 104 .308 .275 .266 .378 .344 .455 .404 .833 .748 122 .642 35.1 3.4 .831 .343 .180 5.6
DET (1 yr) 64 44 6 3.7 103 .255 .218 .267 .313 .339 .309 .408 .622 .748 68 .417 -2.3 -0.2 .581 .236 .091

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
1948 ❍ 24 CLE AL WS BSN W 6 24 22 1 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 4 .318 .375 .500 .875 11 0 0 0 0 0
1954 30 CLE AL WS NYG L 4 18 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 2 0 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 42 38 1 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 8 .237 .310 .342 .652 13 0 0 0 0 1
2 WS 10 42 38 1 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 8 .237 .310 .342 .652 13 0 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1949 CLE AL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 CLE AL 26 as CF 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 3 0 0 0 0 0
1951 CLE AL 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 CLE AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 CLE AL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CLE AL 30 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CLE AL 31 DNP
7 Yrs (6 GP) 10 10 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .700 1.000 7 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
1947 23 CLE AL 33 0.0% 33.3% 3.0% 3.0% 20% 11.00 2.9 16.0 1.29 64%
1948 24 CLE AL 499 2.8% 15.4% 10.8% 9.2% 35% 1.43 5.7 31.4 6.7 1.10 70%
1949 25 CLE AL 650 3.7% 13.9% 14.0% 8.0% 34% 0.99 6.1 22.8 6.4 1.18 67%
1950 26 CLE AL 609 4.1% 11.7% 16.1% 9.0% 34% 0.72 7.1 20.1 4.9 0.98 67%
1951 27 CLE AL 551 3.6% 14.7% 18.3% 9.4% 39% 0.80 5.5 22.4 6.5 0.71 63%
1952 28 CLE AL 611 5.2% 18.2% 14.7% 10.8% 46% 1.23 4.7 16.2 5.0 0.73 62%
1953 29 CLE AL 617 4.7% 19.6% 15.6% 8.4% 39% 1.26 4.2 17.7 5.0 0.92 59%
1954 30 CLE AL 673 4.8% 14.0% 12.6% 8.0% 34% 1.11 6.1 18.0 4.6 0.77 68%
1955 31 CLE AL 560 4.6% 17.9% 10.9% 8.6% 34% 1.64 4.9 18.9 6.5 0.84 66%
1956 32 CHW AL 619 3.9% 17.0% 16.5% 7.9% 36% 1.03 4.8 21.0 4.9 1.03 61%
1957 33 CHW AL 477 2.9% 16.6% 11.7% 9.0% 36% 1.41 5.3 29.7 5.3 1.48 68%
1958 34 CLE AL 276 4.7% 17.8% 9.4% 8.7% 34% 1.88 5.0 19.0 5.5 1.33 68%
1959 35 TOT AL 124 0.0% 17.7% 8.1% 4.8% 23% 2.20 5.1 8.7 1.21 74%
1959 35 DET AL 64 0.0% 14.1% 12.5% 6.3% 33% 1.13 6.1 13.8 1.33 73%
1959 35 CHW AL 60 0.0% 21.7% 3.3% 3.3% 14% 6.50 4.5 6.4 1.07 75%
13 Yrs 6299 4.0% 16.1% 13.8% 8.7% 36% 1.16 5.3 21.1 5.5 0.96 65%
MLB Averages 2.1% 11.0% 9.4% 6.5% 28% 1.16 8.1 42.7 8.2 0.98 76%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1947 23 CLE AL -4.2 -0.4 33 -0.3 0.4 -0.7 1.16 -0.3 0.1 -2.9 -0.3 1.11 -3.2 1.46 21
1948 24 CLE AL 20.4 2.0 529 1.2 9.3 -8.1 .92 2.1 -0.8 22.2 2.2 0.98 26.5 1.84 7
1949 25 CLE AL 23.0 2.2 685 2.1 13.9 -11.9 1.10 2.8 -0.9 19.6 1.9 0.99 29.1 0
1950 26 CLE AL 46.0 4.3 631 5.0 14.4 -9.4 1.02 4.5 0.4 58.0 5.5 0.97 54.8 2.84 3
1951 27 CLE AL 42.6 4.2 561 2.8 11.6 -8.8 1.03 4.5 -1.7 43.0 4.3 0.98 47.7 1.89 2
1952 28 CLE AL 43.6 4.4 622 4.3 13.6 -9.3 .99 4.9 -0.5 49.4 5.2 1.00 51.5 3.63 3
1953 29 CLE AL 28.7 2.8 627 4.8 14.1 -9.3 1.00 4.2 0.6 38.7 3.9 1.03 43.6 2.13 4
1954 30 CLE AL 23.3 2.4 678 5.5 15.5 -10.0 .99 3.8 1.7 52.1 5.2 0.99 43.1 0
1955 31 CLE AL 19.4 1.9 567 1.7 11.4 -9.8 1.04 2.5 -0.9 14.1 1.4 1.01 21.9 1.41 3
1956 32 CHW AL 21.9 2.1 628 2.0 12.1 -10.1 1.03 3.1 -1.2 41.0 3.9 0.98 41.1 2.05 3
1957 33 CHW AL 17.1 1.7 488 1.9 11.2 -9.3 1.12 2.2 -0.5 17.8 1.8 1.05 24.0 2.64 9
1958 34 CLE AL 9.7 1.0 285 0.9 6.2 -5.3 1.04 1.2 -0.3 16.3 1.7 0.95 10.5 1.75 18
1959 35 TOT AL -6.2 -0.6 127 0.2 2.3 -2.1 1.05 -0.1 0.3 -1.6 -0.2 0.94 -2.8 1.16 9
1959 35 DET AL -2.3 -0.2 66 -0.1 1.0 -1.0 .95 -0.1 -0.0 -2.1 -0.2 0.86 -1.8 2.16 1
1959 35 CHW AL -3.9 -0.4 61 0.3 1.3 -1.0 1.16 -0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.02 -1.0 1.03 8
13 Yrs 285.3 28.0 6461 32.2 136.1 -104.0 1.03 35.3 -4.0 367.7 36.4 0.99 387.7 1.85 82

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
1947 23 CLE AL 2 0 43% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 75% 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
1948 24 CLE AL 3 0 39% 189 9 9 50% 7 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 11 57% 24 12 11 9 3 6 21 7 14
1949 25 CLE AL 7 0 36% 290 10 9 53% 7 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 9 0 2 3 4 14 46% 39 27 10 12 7 4 27 5 22
1950 26 CLE AL 6 0 35% 278 8 6 57% 8 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 11 57% 34 25 9 8 2 6 27 3 24
1951 27 CLE AL 7 0 30% 235 4 1 80% 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 4 60% 37 16 19 9 3 6 14 3 11
1952 28 CLE AL 7 0 36% 213 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 55% 38 18 19 7 4 3 19 5 13
1953 29 CLE AL 4 0 30% 232 3 2 60% 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 1 1 4 46% 48 28 19 5 3 2 19 7 12
1954 30 CLE AL 7 0 29% 245 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 2 1 12 57% 37 18 18 11 7 4 22 4 18
1955 31 CLE AL 3 0 36% 223 2 0 100% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 5 1 2 14 46% 30 18 11 8 5 3 18 6 12
1956 32 CHW AL 10 0 30% 267 0 1 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 16 50% 44 27 17 11 5 5 15 1 13
1957 33 CHW AL 7 0 26% 216 2 3 40% 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 3 1 6 47% 31 23 7 3 2 1 26 6 20
1958 34 CLE AL 4 0 33% 99 0 2 0% 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 9 64% 12 7 3 5 0 5 8 0 8
1959 35 TOT AL 3 0 17% 42 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 40% 6 4 2 0 0 0 4 2 2
1959 35 DET AL 0 0 25% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 29% 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
1959 35 CHW AL 3 0 6% 15 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67% 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Yrs 70 0 33% 2538 47 36 57% 37 36 9 3 2 1 12 1 51 1 18 17 15 107 52% 381 224 145 89 41 46 222 49 171

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
1947 23 CLE AL 33 97% 5 21 4 0 1 1.46 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 15% 3 0 0% 26 2 8% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1948 24 CLE AL 499 72% 132 7 2 0 1 1.84 14 1 15 13 1 4 10 0 2 2 100% 124 8 6% 51 9 18% 331 51 15% 27 12 44% 15 8 53% 0
1949 25 CLE AL 650 59% 153 0 0 0 0 24 0 15 14 10 9 15 0 5 5 100% 139 14 10% 72 24 33% 449 61 14% 41 21 51% 22 11 50% 0
1950 26 CLE AL 609 56% 164 3 1 0 0 2.84 25 2 14 20 5 16 9 0 2 2 100% 133 9 7% 51 17 33% 435 77 18% 41 20 49% 23 13 57% 0
1951 27 CLE AL 551 58% 132 2 0 0 0 1.89 20 0 6 16 4 8 12 0 0 0 148 10 7% 54 15 28% 389 53 14% 37 13 35% 23 14 61% 0
1952 28 CLE AL 611 62% 143 3 1 0 1 3.63 32 0 12 19 13 15 17 1 2 2 100% 146 6 4% 68 18 26% 433 76 18% 43 19 44% 32 18 56% 0
1953 29 CLE AL 617 56% 135 4 1 0 1 2.13 29 1 19 23 6 13 16 0 3 2 67% 160 7 4% 59 20 34% 481 74 15% 40 23 58% 25 12 48% 0
1954 30 CLE AL 673 66% 157 0 0 0 0 32 0 18 26 6 16 16 0 2 1 50% 151 7 5% 70 25 36% 485 97 20% 59 34 58% 30 16 53% 0
1955 31 CLE AL 560 57% 143 3 0 0 0 1.41 26 0 19 17 9 16 10 0 2 2 100% 141 6 4% 52 12 23% 424 49 12% 28 14 50% 21 15 71% 0
1956 32 CHW AL 619 62% 135 3 1 0 1 2.05 24 0 16 16 8 15 9 0 4 4 100% 144 7 5% 60 23 38% 442 81 18% 51 27 53% 32 17 53% 0
1957 33 CHW AL 477 65% 120 9 1 0 1 2.64 14 1 21 9 5 3 11 0 0 0 102 13 13% 51 17 33% 384 67 17% 39 23 59% 22 11 50% 0
1958 34 CLE AL 276 92% 70 18 5 1 4 1.75 13 0 3 13 0 6 7 0 1 0 0% 59 7 12% 18 4 22% 179 33 18% 13 8 62% 8 3 38% 0
1959 35 TOT AL 124 85% 26 9 2 0 1 1.16 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 4% 10 6 60% 79 13 16% 7 6 86% 6 3 50% 0
1959 35 DET AL 64 92% 12 1 0 0 0 2.16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0% 6 3 50% 33 4 12% 3 2 67% 4 2 50% 0
1959 35 CHW AL 60 78% 14 8 2 0 1 1.03 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 7% 4 3 75% 46 9 20% 4 4 100% 2 1 50% 0
13 Yrs 6299 63% 1515 82 18 1 11 1.85 253 5 162 186 67 121 132 1 23 20 87% 1483 97 7% 619 190 31% 4537 734 16% 427 220 52% 259 141 54% 0
MLB Averages 49% 87% 12% 32% 14% 50% 55%

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
1947 23 29 33 32 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .156 .182 .188 .369 4 6 2 0 0
1948 24 150 532 471 86 137 24 9 14 68 9 9 55 88 .291 .371 .469 .840 126 221 10 5 2
1949 25 297 1182 1018 192 290 49 12 38 153 19 18 146 178 .285 .381 .469 .850 127 477 24 12 7
1950 26 439 1791 1521 302 454 74 17 63 255 27 24 244 249 .298 .402 .494 .895 137 751 33 18 9
1951 27 573 2342 1968 386 586 101 22 83 324 31 25 345 330 .298 .408 .498 .906 142 980 43 21 9
1952 28 713 2953 2487 490 729 127 30 115 428 36 27 435 441 .293 .403 .507 .910 146 1261 49 21 11
1953 29 862 3570 3000 582 864 145 35 144 530 39 29 531 562 .288 .400 .504 .903 145 1511 56 27 13
1954 30 1015 4243 3577 676 1021 163 39 176 656 42 30 616 656 .285 .394 .500 .894 142 1790 63 30 14 9
1955 31 1146 4803 4068 767 1164 180 44 202 731 44 30 677 756 .286 .391 .501 .892 141 2038 69 32 16 13 8
1956 32 1286 5422 4572 856 1299 202 47 226 833 44 31 779 861 .284 .391 .497 .888 139 2273 76 36 20 18 14
1957 33 1405 5899 4988 913 1419 229 49 240 912 46 34 835 940 .284 .390 .494 .884 138 2466 89 38 20 21 17
1958 34 1494 6175 5235 954 1489 239 50 253 957 46 36 861 989 .284 .388 .494 .882 138 2587 96 38 20 24 19
1959 35 1533 6299 5348 960 1515 243 52 253 970 47 36 871 1011 .283 .386 .490 .876 136 2621 97 38 20 25 19

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
1947 23 30 34 33 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 11 .152 .176 .182 .358 1 29
1948 24 126 518 456 83 135 24 9 14 66 9 55 80 .296 .378 .480 .858 82 121
1949 25 154 673 568 106 156 25 3 24 85 10 93 94 .275 .383 .456 .839 98 147
1950 26 148 621 516 105 162 25 5 25 97 8 97 74 .314 .428 .527 .955 114 142
1951 27 141 581 471 90 140 29 5 21 74 4 107 85 .297 .430 .514 .944 104 134
1952 28 146 659 555 123 162 29 9 36 123 6 102 116 .292 .402 .571 .973 128 140
1953 29 156 648 538 98 143 19 5 31 109 3 102 126 .266 .389 .493 .881 101 149
1954 30 160 709 606 101 167 19 4 34 136 3 90 98 .276 .367 .488 .856 110 153
1955 31 137 580 510 91 146 17 5 27 75 2 62 105 .286 .363 .498 .861 92 131
1956 32 146 636 521 87 135 22 3 24 100 0 102 110 .259 .381 .451 .832 90 140
1957 33 125 504 439 62 128 29 2 15 85 2 60 83 .292 .377 .469 .846 78 119
1958 34 93 294 262 46 77 11 1 14 51 0 29 51 .294 .361 .504 .864 48 89
1959 35 41 129 118 6 27 4 2 0 14 1 10 23 .229 .287 .297 .583 10 39
13 Yrs 1603 6586 5593 1001 1583 254 53 265 1017 48 910 1056 .283 .385 .490 .875 1056 1533
162 Game Avg. 162 666 565 101 160 26 5 27 103 5 92 107 .283 .385 .490 .875 107 1533



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1967 BBWAA ( 3.4%)
1967 Run Off ( 0.3%)
1998 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1998
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (29, 1%)
1950 AL (8, 17%)
1952 AL (12, 14%)
1954 AL (2, 63%)
0.95 Career Shares (267th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1950 AL  6.6 (3rd)
1951 AL  6.4 (3rd)
1952 AL  7.0 (3rd)
1954 AL  5.7 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1948 AL  4.6 (8th)
1950 AL  6.6 (2nd)
1951 AL  6.4 (2nd)
1952 AL  7.0 (1st)
1953 AL  4.3 (10th)
1954 AL  5.7 (5th)
1955 AL  3.7 (10th)
1956 AL  4.9 (8th)
Career  49.5 (189th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1949 AL  3.8 (10th)
1950 AL  6.2 (1st)
1951 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1952 AL  6.4 (1st)
1953 AL  4.9 (5th)
1954 AL  4.6 (7th)
1955 AL  3.6 (9th)
1956 AL  4.3 (10th)
Career  47.8 (185th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1948 AL  0.8 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1950 AL  .326 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1950 AL  .442 (1st)
1951 AL  .428 (3rd)
1952 AL  .383 (8th)
1953 AL  .385 (10th)
1955 AL  .369 (9th)
1957 AL  .373 (9th)
Career  .386 (129th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1948 AL  .490 (9th)
1949 AL  .468 (7th)
1950 AL  .545 (4th)
1951 AL  .512 (2nd)
1952 AL  .541 (1st)
1953 AL  .487 (7th)
1954 AL  .484 (7th)
1955 AL  .505 (4th)
Career  .490 (135th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1948 AL  .873 (9th)
1949 AL  .857 (8th)
1950 AL  .986 (1st)
1951 AL  .941 (2nd)
1952 AL  .924 (2nd)
1953 AL  .873 (9th)
1954 AL  .847 (9th)
1955 AL  .874 (4th)
1957 AL  .837 (8th)
Career  .876 (105th)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 AL  153 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1954 AL  577 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1954 AL  673 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1949 AL  106 (7th)
1950 AL  110 (9th)
1952 AL  104 (1st)
1953 AL  92 (8th)
1954 AL  94 (8th)
1955 AL  91 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1949 AL  256 (8th)
1950 AL  274 (10th)
1952 AL  281 (4th)
1953 AL  250 (10th)
1954 AL  279 (5th)
1955 AL  248 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1952 AL  26 (10th)
1957 AL  27 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (9th)
1952 AL  8 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  24 (3rd)
1951 AL  20 (9th)
1952 AL  32 (1st)
1953 AL  29 (3rd)
1954 AL  32 (1st)
1955 AL  26 (7th)
1956 AL  24 (10th)
Career  253 (198th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 AL  85 (8th)
1950 AL  102 (10th)
1952 AL  104 (2nd)
1953 AL  102 (7th)
1954 AL  126 (1st)
1956 AL  102 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  91 (10th)
1950 AL  98 (6th)
1951 AL  101 (4th)
1952 AL  90 (5th)
1953 AL  96 (3rd)
1954 AL  85 (5th)
1956 AL  102 (3rd)
Career  871 (186th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 AL  77 (4th)
1949 AL  90 (2nd)
1950 AL  71 (10th)
1951 AL  81 (2nd)
1952 AL  111 (1st)
1953 AL  121 (1st)
1954 AL  94 (2nd)
1955 AL  100 (2nd)
1956 AL  105 (2nd)
1957 AL  79 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1949 AL  10 (5th)
1950 AL  8 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1948 AL  134 (7th)
1949 AL  128 (6th)
1950 AL  156 (1st)
1951 AL  160 (2nd)
1952 AL  163 (1st)
1953 AL  137 (8th)
1955 AL  130 (5th)
1957 AL  127 (8th)
Career  136 (100th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1949 AL  96 (10th)
1950 AL  119 (6th)
1951 AL  98 (7th)
1952 AL  108 (3rd)
1953 AL  95 (6th)
1954 AL  102 (7th)
1955 AL  95 (7th)
1956 AL  100 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  20 (10th)
1949 AL  23 (9th)
1950 AL  46 (1st)
1951 AL  43 (2nd)
1952 AL  44 (3rd)
1953 AL  29 (7th)
1954 AL  23 (9th)
1955 AL  19 (9th)
Career  285 (136th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  2.0 (10th)
1949 AL  2.3 (9th)
1950 AL  4.3 (1st)
1951 AL  4.2 (2nd)
1952 AL  4.5 (3rd)
1953 AL  2.8 (6th)
1954 AL  2.4 (9th)
1955 AL  1.9 (9th)
Career  28.0 (143rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  52 (4th)
1950 AL  55 (10th)
1951 AL  52 (7th)
1952 AL  66 (2nd)
1953 AL  52 (8th)
1954 AL  54 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1950 AL  268 (9th)
1952 AL  233 (10th)
1953 AL  237 (7th)
1954 AL  245 (8th)
1956 AL  241 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1948 AL  .650 (10th)
1949 AL  .625 (10th)
1950 AL  .743 (1st)
1951 AL  .744 (2nd)
1952 AL  .749 (2nd)
1953 AL  .670 (9th)
1954 AL  .669 (8th)
1955 AL  .688 (4th)
1957 AL  .646 (10th)
Career  .678 (117th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1948 AL  5 (6th)
1949 AL  7 (1st)
1950 AL  6 (8th)
1953 AL  6 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  8 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (6th)
1949 AL  9 (4th)
1950 AL  6 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1948 AL  11.0 (2nd)
1949 AL  14.1 (1st)
1950 AL  12.1 (1st)
1952 AL  8.6 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1949 AL  22.8 (7th)
1950 AL  20.1 (6th)
1951 AL  22.4 (8th)
1952 AL  16.2 (2nd)
1953 AL  17.7 (3rd)
1954 AL  18.0 (2nd)
1955 AL  18.9 (4th)
Career  21.1 (159th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1954 AL  438 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1950 AL  58.04 (1st)
1951 AL  43.04 (2nd)
1952 AL  49.36 (1st)
1953 AL  38.67 (5th)
1954 AL  52.07 (4th)
1956 AL  40.99 (7th)
Career  367.73 (80th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1950 AL  5.0 (1st)
1951 AL  2.8 (8th)
1952 AL  4.3 (1st)
1953 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1954 AL  5.5 (3rd)
Career  32.2 (82nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1948 AL  2.1 (9th)
1949 AL  2.8 (5th)
1950 AL  4.5 (1st)
1951 AL  4.5 (2nd)
1952 AL  4.9 (1st)
1953 AL  4.2 (2nd)
1954 AL  3.8 (5th)
1955 AL  2.5 (6th)
1956 AL  3.1 (10th)
1957 AL  2.2 (9th)
Career  35.3 (69th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1950 AL  5.5 (1st)
1951 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1952 AL  5.2 (1st)
1953 AL  3.9 (5th)
1954 AL  5.2 (5th)
1956 AL  3.9 (8th)
Career  36.4 (75th)

                                         

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 18 (127), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 124 (150), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 72 (268), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 30 (338), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (20th), 49.5 career WAR/39.6 7yr-peak WAR/44.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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