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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #194. Ellis Burks… #195. Jason Giambi… #196. Dolph Camilli… #197. LARRY DOBY… #198. Cecil Cooper… #199. Thurman Munson… #200. Hugh Duffy… 

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
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

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

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
1947 CLE AL 23 2B 4 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 .978 5.45
1947 CLE AL 23 1B 1 1 1 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 8.00 .990 9.60
1947 CLE AL 23 SS 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 5.10
1948 CLE AL 24 OF 114 110 100 313 287 12 14 3 .955 2.62 .975 2.51 MVP-29
1948 CLE AL 24 CF 70 68 60 198 189 4 5 1 .975 2.76 .978 3.01 MVP-29
1948 CLE AL 24 RF 48 42 40 112 97 6 9 2 .920 2.15 .971 2.14 MVP-29
1949 CLE AL 25 OF 147 146 132 371 355 7 9 2 .976 2.46 .980 2.44 AS
1949 CLE AL 25 CF 117 112 103 293 279 7 7 1 .976 2.44 .980 2.80 AS
1949 CLE AL 25 RF 41 34 29 84 80 2 2 1 .976 2.00 .978 2.06 AS
1950 CLE AL 26 CF 140 136 128 1190.2 374 367 2 5 1 .987 2.79 2.64 .981 2.93 2.88 AS,MVP-8
1950 CLE AL 26 OF 140 136 128 1190.2 374 367 2 5 1 .987 2.79 2.64 .979 2.51 2.47 AS,MVP-8
1951 CLE AL 27 OF 132 126 102 1065.2 341 321 12 8 3 .977 2.81 2.52 .977 2.45 2.44 AS
1951 CLE AL 27 CF 130 126 102 1065.2 338 319 11 8 3 .976 2.79 2.54 .981 2.84 2.82 AS
1952 CLE AL 28 CF 136 136 131 1223.1 416 399 11 6 3 .986 3.02 3.01 .983 2.91 2.91 AS,MVP-12
1952 CLE AL 28 OF 136 136 131 1223.1 415 398 11 6 3 .986 3.01 3.01 .980 2.40 2.40 AS,MVP-12
1953 CLE AL 29 CF 146 139 135 1232.0 371 355 10 6 3 .984 -6 -6 2.67 2.50 .984 2.96 2.95 AS
1953 CLE AL 29 OF 146 139 135 1232.0 370 354 10 6 3 .984 -6 -6 2.66 2.49 .981 2.43 2.41 AS
1954 CLE AL 30 CF 153 153 140 1354.1 427 411 14 2 6 .995 10 9 2.82 2.78 .983 2.85 2.83 AS,MVP-2
1954 CLE AL 30 OF 153 153 140 1354.1 427 411 14 2 6 .995 10 9 2.82 2.78 .979 2.39 2.37 AS,MVP-2
1955 CLE AL 31 CF 129 129 119 1118.1 320 313 5 2 1 .994 0 0 2.56 2.47 .985 2.87 2.85 AS
1955 CLE AL 31 OF 129 129 119 1118.1 321 313 6 2 1 .994 0 0 2.57 2.47 .982 2.40 2.38 AS
1956 CHW AL 32 CF 137 136 125 1205.1 387 378 4 5 2 .987 5 5 2.85 2.79 .984 2.79 2.77
1956 CHW AL 32 OF 137 136 125 1205.1 380 371 4 5 2 .987 5 5 2.80 2.74 .979 2.34 2.32
1957 CHW AL 33 CF 110 109 100 948.0 260 253 3 4 0 .985 -9 -12 2.43 2.33 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 CHW AL 33 OF 110 109 100 948.0 262 255 3 4 0 .985 -9 -12 2.45 2.35 .980 2.24 2.25
1958 CLE AL 34 OF 68 64 41 518.2 146 141 5 0 0 1.000 -3 -8 2.53 2.15 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 CLE AL 34 CF 60 57 40 466.2 134 129 5 0 0 1.000 -4 -11 2.58 2.23 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 CLE AL 34 LF 9 7 1 51.2 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 16 2.09 1.33 .979 2.09 2.07
1958 CLE AL 34 RF 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 27.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.00
1959 TOT AL 35 OF 28 27 16 219.2 47 43 2 2 2 .957 -6 -31 1.84 1.61 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 TOT AL 35 RF 15 15 6 115.0 23 21 1 1 1 .957 -3 -31 1.72 1.47 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 TOT AL 35 LF 13 12 10 102.2 21 19 1 1 1 .952 -2 -29 1.75 1.54 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 DET AL 35 OF 16 16 10 125.2 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -4 -33 1.72 1.50 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 DET AL 35 LF 11 11 10 92.2 16 14 1 1 1 .938 -4 -49 1.46 1.36 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 DET AL 35 RF 5 5 0 33.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 1.64 1.20 .977 1.88 1.88
1959 CHW AL 35 OF 12 11 6 94.0 22 20 1 1 1 .955 -2 -27 2.01 1.75 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 CHW AL 35 RF 10 10 6 82.0 17 15 1 1 1 .941 -3 -48 1.76 1.60 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 CHW AL 35 1B 2 2 2 16.0 15 13 1 1 3 .933 -1 -60 7.88 7.00 .990 9.84 9.75
1959 CHW AL 35 CF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1959 CHW AL 35 LF 2 1 0 10.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 156 4.50 2.50 .980 2.07 2.05
12 Seasons OF 1440 1411 1269 10076.0 3767 3616 88 63 26 .983 -10 -1 2.72 2.57 .979 2.39 2.39
12 Seasons CF 1330 1301 1183 9806.1 3518 3392 76 50 21 .986 -5 -1 2.74 2.61 .983 2.85 2.84
4 Seasons RF 105 91 75 115.1 220 199 9 12 4 .945 -3 -31 1.79 1.98 .974 1.89 2.07
2 Seasons LF 22 19 11 154.1 33 31 1 1 1 .970 -2 -14 1.87 1.45 .980 2.07 2.05
1 Season 2B 4 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 .978 5.45
2 Seasons 1B 3 3 3 16.0 23 21 1 1 4 .957 -1 -60 7.88 7.33 .990 9.84 9.70
1 Season SS 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 5.10
13 Seasons TOT 1448 1414 1272 10092.0 3797 3640 93 64 30 .983 -11 -1 2.73 2.58 .979 2.40 2.41
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

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 (130th)

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 (101st)

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 (135th)

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 (83rd)

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)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  1 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  117 (3rd)
1950 AL  140 (2nd)
1951 AL  130 (3rd)
1952 AL  136 (3rd)
1953 AL  146 (3rd)
1954 AL  153 (2nd)
1955 AL  129 (5th)
1956 AL  137 (3rd)
1957 AL  110 (4th)
Career  1,330 (44th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  279 (4th)
1950 AL  367 (3rd)
1951 AL  319 (5th)
1952 AL  399 (4th)
1954 AL  411 (2nd)
1955 AL  313 (5th)
1956 AL  378 (2nd)
Career  3,392 (42nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  7 (5th)
1952 AL  11 (4th)
1953 AL  10 (5th)
1954 AL  14 (4th)
1955 AL  5 (5th)
1958 AL  5 (5th)
Career  76 (66th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  7 (5th)
1951 AL  8 (3rd)
1952 AL  6 (4th)
1953 AL  6 (2nd)
1956 AL  5 (2nd)
Career  50 (65th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  1 (4th)
1951 AL  3 (4th)
1952 AL  3 (3rd)
1953 AL  3 (4th)
1954 AL  6 (1st)
1956 AL  2 (3rd)
Career  21 (50th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  6 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  2 (4th)
1959 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  140 (5th)
1954 AL  153 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  355 (4th)
1950 AL  367 (4th)
1952 AL  398 (4th)
1953 AL  354 (5th)
1954 AL  411 (2nd)
1955 AL  313 (5th)
1956 AL  371 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  12 (3rd)
1954 AL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  14 (1st)
1949 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)
1951 AL  3 (5th)
1954 AL  6 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  10 (2nd)
1956 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.79 (4th)
1951 AL  2.79 (4th)
1952 AL  3.02 (3rd)
1954 AL  2.82 (4th)
1956 AL  2.85 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  2.64 (5th)
1952 AL  3.01 (3rd)
1954 AL  2.78 (4th)
1956 AL  2.79 (2nd)
Career  2.61 (66th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  .976 (3rd)
1950 AL  .987 (1st)
1952 AL  .986 (3rd)
1953 AL  .984 (5th)
1954 AL  .995 (1st)
1955 AL  .994 (2nd)
1956 AL  .987 (4th)
1957 AL  .985 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  10 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 AL  2.81 (5th)
1952 AL  3.01 (4th)
1954 AL  2.82 (5th)
1956 AL  2.80 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  3.01 (4th)
1954 AL  2.78 (4th)
1956 AL  2.74 (2nd)
Career  2.57 (52nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  .987 (5th)
1954 AL  .995 (2nd)
1955 AL  .994 (3rd)
1956 AL  .987 (4th)

             

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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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1947 23 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 26 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 28 Cleveland Indians $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 29 Cleveland Indians $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 30 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 31 Cleveland Indians $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CLE/CHW
1957 33 Chicago White Sox $36,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 34 Cleveland Indians $22,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 35 Chicago White Sox $36,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 37 Cleveland Indians $36,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 38 Cleveland Indians $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1966 42 Cleveland Indians $28,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$285,000
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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