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John Donaldson

John David Donaldson

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 5, 1943 in Charlotte, NC
High School: Garinger HS (Charlotte, NC)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 26, 1966 (Age 23.113)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pilots 1966-1974

Final Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 31.150)
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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
1966 23 KCA AL 15 34 30 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 4 .133 .212 .133 .345 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 /4
1967 24 KCA AL 105 421 377 27 104 16 5 0 28 6 3 37 39 .276 .343 .345 .688 106 130 4 2 4 1 3 4/6
1968 25 OAK AL 127 419 363 37 80 9 2 2 27 5 5 45 44 .220 .307 .273 .579 82 99 8 2 5 4 0 4/56
1969 26 TOT AL 107 393 351 23 80 8 3 1 19 6 1 38 40 .228 .303 .276 .579 66 97 5 0 3 1 6 4/56
1969 26 OAK AL 12 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .077 .200 .077 .277 -18 1 0 0 0 0 1 /4
1969 26 SEP AL 95 378 338 22 79 8 3 1 19 6 1 36 36 .234 .307 .284 .591 69 96 5 0 3 1 5 4/56
1970 27 OAK AL 41 98 89 4 22 2 1 1 11 1 0 9 6 .247 .316 .326 .642 80 29 3 0 0 0 3 4/65
1974 31 OAK AL 10 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .133 .133 .267 -21 2 0 0 0 0 0 /45
6 Yrs 405 1380 1225 96 292 35 11 4 86 19 9 132 133 .238 .313 .295 .608 81 361 20 4 13 6 12
162 Game Avg. 162 552 490 38 117 14 4 2 34 8 4 53 53 .238 .313 .295 .608 81 144 8 2 5 2 5
OAK (6 yrs) 310 1002 887 74 213 27 8 3 67 13 8 96 97 .240 .316 .299 .614 86 265 15 4 10 5 7
SEP (1 yr) 95 378 338 22 79 8 3 1 19 6 1 36 36 .234 .307 .284 .591 69 96 5 0 3 1 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
1966 23 KCA AL 15 34 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .461 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 /4
1967 24 KCA AL 105 421 4 0 1 -6 3 2 0.1 14 16 1.5 .503 .502 2.3 -0.4 22 4/6
1968 25 OAK AL 127 419 -7 1 2 6 3 4 0.3 14 18 1.8 .504 .503 1.2 1.0 12 4/56
1969 26 OAK AL 12 15 -2 0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $14,500 /4
1969 26 SEP AL 95 378 -15 -0 1 -8 3 -20 -2.3 13 -7 -1.0 .477 .486 -0.1 -0.6 1 4/56
1970 27 OAK AL 41 98 -4 0 -0 4 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .502 .501 0.0 0.5 0 $17,000 4/65
1974 31 OAK AL 10 15 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .480 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 $14,832 /45
6 Seasons 405 1380 -31 1 3 -5 10 -22 -2.9 46 24 1.8 .494 .498 2.9 0.2 30 $46,332
OAK (6 yrs) 310 1002 -16 2 3 2 7 -2 -0.6 33 31 2.8 .499 .502 2.9 0.8 29 $46,332
SEP (1 yr) 95 378 -15 -0 1 -8 3 -20 -2.3 13 -7 -1.0 .477 .486 -0.1 -0.6 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
1966 KCA AL 23 2B 9 7 5 59.0 34 22 12 0 2 1.000 -2 -43 5.19 3.78 .975 5.09 5.09
1967 KCA AL 24 2B 101 100 95 877.0 448 210 230 8 40 .982 -6 -8 4.52 4.36 .979 4.95 4.96
1967 KCA AL 24 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 360 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60
1968 OAK AL 25 2B 98 87 81 793.1 445 169 263 13 48 .971 6 10 4.90 4.41 .977 5.11 5.08
1968 OAK AL 25 3B 5 4 1 38.0 16 9 7 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 3.79 3.20 .951 3.06 3.04
1968 OAK AL 25 SS 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .960 4.95 4.80
1969 TOT AL 26 2B 91 90 85 809.2 470 211 246 13 57 .972 -8 -12 5.08 5.02 .976 5.21 5.21
1969 OAK AL 26 2B 1 1 1 9.0 7 2 4 1 1 .857 -0 -27 6.00 6.00 .976 5.20 5.20
1969 SEP AL 26 2B 90 89 84 800.2 463 209 242 12 56 .974 -8 -12 5.07 5.01 .976 5.21 5.21
1969 SEP AL 26 3B 2 2 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.00 0.50 .960 3.20 3.15
1969 SEP AL 26 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 5.40 5.00
1970 OAK AL 27 2B 21 16 11 147.2 73 24 48 1 7 .986 2 16 4.39 3.43 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 OAK AL 27 SS 6 5 3 45.0 22 7 15 0 1 1.000 1 29 4.40 3.67 .967 4.92 4.92
1970 OAK AL 27 3B 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1 144 5.40 3.00 .950 3.06 3.10
1974 OAK AL 31 2B 7 3 2 31.1 26 11 14 1 5 .962 0 15 7.18 3.57 .975 5.37 5.34
1974 OAK AL 31 3B 3 0 0 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -28 0.00 0.00 3.12 3.10
6 Seasons 2B 327 303 279 2718.0 1496 647 813 36 159 .976 -7 -3 4.83 4.46 .977 5.10 5.10
4 Seasons 3B 11 6 2 60.2 20 9 11 0 2 1.000 0 0 2.97 1.82 .952 3.09 3.08
4 Seasons SS 9 5 3 50.0 24 8 16 0 1 1.000 2 48 4.32 2.67 .967 4.91 4.88
6 Seasons TOT 347 314 284 2828.2 1540 664 840 36 162 .977 -5 -2 4.79 4.33 .977 5.06 5.03
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

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1968 AL  13 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1968 AL  6 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (380th), 1.9 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1969 26 Oakland Athletics $14,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1970 27 Oakland Athletics $17,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 31 Oakland Athletics $14,832 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$46,332
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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