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Walt Dropo    \DRO-po\

Walter Dropo (Moose)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 30, 1923 in Moosup, CT
High School: Plainfield HS (Plainfield, CT)
School: University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 26.079, 8,146th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/RedSox/Orioles/Redlegs 1949-1961

Last Game: May 17, 1961 (Age 38.107)
Died: December 17, 2010 in Peabody, MA
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Moosup, CT
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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
1949 26 BOS AL 11 44 41 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .146 .205 .195 .400 3 8 2 0 0 3
1950 ★ 27 BOS AL 136 609 559 101 180 28 8 34 144 0 0 45 75 .322 .378 .583 .961 134 326 16 5 0 *3 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1951 28 BOS AL 99 398 360 37 86 14 0 11 57 0 0 38 52 .239 .312 .369 .681 76 133 16 0 0 3
1952 29 TOT AL 152 633 591 69 163 24 4 29 97 2 2 37 85 .276 .323 .477 .800 119 282 26 4 1 *3 MVP-26
1952 29 BOS AL 37 145 132 13 35 7 1 6 27 0 0 11 22 .265 .331 .470 .801 115 62 9 2 0 3
1952 29 DET AL 115 488 459 56 128 17 3 23 70 2 2 26 63 .279 .320 .479 .800 120 220 17 2 1 *3
1953 30 DET AL 152 645 606 61 150 30 3 13 96 2 0 29 69 .248 .289 .371 .660 78 225 22 6 4 *3
1954 31 DET AL 107 355 320 27 90 14 2 4 44 0 1 24 41 .281 .328 .375 .703 94 120 13 0 6 4 3
1955 32 CHW AL 141 502 453 55 127 15 2 19 79 0 1 42 71 .280 .343 .448 .791 110 203 15 2 3 2 8 *3
1956 33 CHW AL 125 412 361 42 96 13 1 8 52 1 0 37 51 .266 .334 .374 .708 87 135 15 3 5 6 2 *3
1957 34 CHW AL 93 244 223 24 57 2 0 13 49 0 1 16 40 .256 .300 .439 .740 99 98 10 0 1 4 2 3
1958 35 TOT MLB 91 238 214 21 57 8 2 9 39 0 0 17 42 .266 .319 .449 .768 99 96 10 2 0 5 0 3
1958 35 CHW AL 28 59 52 3 10 1 0 2 8 0 0 5 11 .192 .271 .327 .598 65 17 3 1 0 1 0 3
1958 35 CIN NL 63 179 162 18 47 7 2 7 31 0 0 12 31 .290 .335 .488 .823 110 79 7 1 0 4 0 3
1959 36 TOT MLB 88 210 190 21 46 10 0 7 23 0 0 16 27 .242 .303 .405 .708 93 77 9 1 2 1 0 3/5
1959 36 CIN NL 26 44 39 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 7 .103 .205 .205 .410 9 8 3 1 0 0 0 3
1959 36 BAL AL 62 166 151 17 42 9 0 6 21 0 0 12 20 .278 .329 .457 .786 117 69 6 0 2 1 0 3/5
1960 37 BAL AL 79 201 179 16 48 8 0 4 21 0 1 20 19 .268 .343 .380 .723 97 68 9 1 0 1 0 3/5
1961 38 BAL AL 14 31 27 1 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3 .259 .355 .370 .725 98 10 3 0 0 0 0 3
13 Yrs 1288 4522 4124 478 1113 168 22 152 704 5 6 328 582 .270 .326 .432 .757 100 1781 166 24 22 23 12
162 Game Avg. 162 569 519 60 140 21 3 19 89 1 1 41 73 .270 .326 .432 .757 100 224 21 3 3
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
BOS (4 yrs) 283 1196 1092 154 307 51 9 51 229 0 0 97 156 .281 .344 .484 .828 108 529 43 7 0
CHW (4 yrs) 387 1217 1089 124 290 31 3 42 188 1 2 100 173 .266 .328 .416 .744 98 453 43 6 9 13 12
BAL (3 yrs) 155 398 357 34 97 17 0 11 44 0 1 36 42 .272 .338 .412 .750 105 147 18 1 2 2 0
DET (3 yrs) 374 1488 1385 144 368 61 8 40 210 4 3 79 173 .266 .308 .408 .716 96 565 52 8 11 4
CIN (2 yrs) 89 223 201 22 51 8 2 8 33 0 0 16 38 .254 .309 .433 .742 90 87 10 2 0 4 0
AL (13 yrs) 1199 4299 3923 456 1062 160 20 144 671 5 6 312 544 .271 .326 .432 .758 101 1694 156 22 22 19 12
NL (2 yrs) 89 223 201 22 51 8 2 8 33 0 0 16 38 .254 .309 .433 .742 90 87 10 2 0 4 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
1949 26 BOS AL 11 44 -6 -0 -0 0 -0 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .435 .496 -0.6 -0.1 -6 $6,000 3
1950 ★ 27 BOS AL 136 609 24 -1 -2 -6 -6 8 0.8 18 27 2.6 .506 .505 3.1 -1.1 33 $6,000 *3 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1951 28 BOS AL 99 398 -13 -0 -2 -3 -4 -23 -2.4 12 -11 -1.2 .476 .485 -1.0 -0.7 -8 $20,000 3
1952 29 BOS AL 37 145 2 1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -0.2 4 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.4 -0.3 4 $17,500 3 MVP-26
1952 29 DET AL 115 488 10 -2 -2 -4 -5 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.2 .497 .498 1.6 -1.0 16 *3 MVP-26
1953 30 DET AL 152 645 -22 0 -3 2 -7 -30 -3.2 20 -10 -1.1 .479 .480 -1.4 -0.5 -12 $21,500 *3
1954 31 DET AL 107 355 -5 -2 -1 2 -4 -10 -1.1 11 1 -0.0 .489 .493 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $19,000 3
1955 32 CHW AL 141 502 6 -1 -2 -1 -6 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.3 .498 .498 1.3 -0.6 13 $1,900 *3
1956 33 CHW AL 125 412 -6 -0 -1 -5 -5 -17 -1.7 13 -4 -0.5 .486 .489 -0.0 -1.0 1 $22,500 *3
1957 34 CHW AL 93 244 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -4 -0.4 7 4 0.3 .496 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 $21,500 3
1958 35 CHW AL 28 59 -2 -0 -1 2 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 $2,000 3
1958 35 CIN NL 63 179 3 -1 -1 3 -2 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .503 .501 0.5 0.1 5 3
1959 36 CIN NL 26 44 -5 0 -0 2 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .482 .497 -0.5 0.2 -5 $2,000 3
1959 36 BAL AL 62 166 2 -0 -1 0 -2 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.3 .498 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 3/5
1960 37 BAL AL 79 201 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -5 -0.6 6 2 0.1 .494 .497 0.1 -0.3 2 $18,000 3/5
1961 38 BAL AL 14 31 -0 -0 -1 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $17,000 3
13 Seasons 1288 4522 -14 -6 -22 -7 -51 -100 -10.9 140 40 3.2 .492 .495 3.5 -5.9 46 $174,900
BOS (4 yrs) 283 1196 7 -0 -7 -10 -13 -23 -2.5 36 13 1.1 .491 .497 1.9 -2.2 23 $49,500
CHW (4 yrs) 387 1217 -2 -1 -4 -3 -14 -25 -2.6 37 13 1.2 .493 .495 1.3 -1.7 15 $47,900
BAL (3 yrs) 155 398 1 -0 -3 1 -5 -7 -0.8 12 6 0.4 .495 .498 0.4 -0.6 5 $35,000
DET (3 yrs) 374 1488 -17 -3 -6 0 -16 -43 -4.7 46 3 -0.0 .488 .489 -0.1 -1.7 3 $40,500
CIN (2 yrs) 89 223 -3 -1 -1 5 -3 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.6 .497 .500 0.0 0.3 1 $2,000

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
1949 26 BOS AL 44 37 2 1.4 113 .176 .146 .280 .205 .374 .195 .407 .400 .781 3 .108 -6.2 -0.6 .297 .122 .049
1950 27 BOS AL 609 395 121 8.1 122 .324 .322 .290 .378 .379 .583 .435 .961 .814 134 .711 24.3 2.3 .952 .342 .261 .0
1951 28 BOS AL 398 290 41 3.8 110 .253 .239 .279 .312 .362 .369 .409 .681 .771 76 .422 -13.6 -1.4 .590 .236 .131 .0
1952 29 TOT AL 633 457 89 5.3 98 .281 .276 .262 .323 .342 .477 .382 .800 .724 119 .607 10.8 1.1 .708 .264 .201 3.7
1952 29 BOS AL 145 106 20 5.1 102 .279 .265 .268 .331 .349 .470 .391 .801 .740 115 .592 2.1 0.2 .708 .288 .205 .0
1952 29 DET AL 488 351 69 5.3 96 .282 .279 .260 .320 .340 .479 .380 .800 .720 120 .611 8.7 0.9 .709 .257 .200 3.7
1953 30 DET AL 645 482 64 3.6 101 .261 .248 .267 .289 .343 .371 .393 .660 .736 78 .398 -20.6 -2.1 .548 .175 .124 3.5
1954 31 DET AL 355 254 39 4.1 98 .308 .281 .264 .328 .340 .375 .386 .703 .726 94 .485 -3.2 -0.3 .586 .166 .094 .0
1955 32 CHW AL 502 347 66 5.1 104 .296 .280 .269 .343 .349 .448 .400 .791 .749 110 .548 4.4 0.4 .719 .258 .168 .0
1956 33 CHW AL 412 291 44 4.0 107 .286 .266 .268 .334 .351 .374 .410 .708 .761 87 .422 -6.9 -0.7 .629 .213 .108 1.8
1957 34 CHW AL 244 182 26 3.9 100 .253 .256 .264 .300 .337 .439 .399 .740 .736 99 .442 -1.5 -0.2 .638 .251 .184 .0
1958 35 TOT MLB 238 172 29 4.5 108 .286 .266 .273 .319 .342 .449 .423 .768 .765 99 .495 -0.4 -0.1 .689 .262 .182 .0
1958 35 CHW AL 59 46 4 2.3 97 .200 .192 .260 .271 .329 .327 .396 .598 .725 65 .245 -2.5 -0.3 .511 .231 .135 .0
1958 35 CIN NL 179 126 25 5.3 111 .313 .290 .277 .335 .346 .488 .432 .823 .778 110 .561 2.1 0.2 .754 .272 .198 .0
1959 36 TOT MLB 210 156 22 3.8 98 .248 .242 .260 .303 .330 .405 .399 .708 .729 93 .427 -2.1 -0.2 .614 .247 .163 .0
1959 36 CIN NL 44 38 1 0.7 108 .097 .103 .274 .205 .340 .205 .424 .410 .764 9 .031 -5.4 -0.5 .342 .205 .103 .0
1959 36 BAL AL 166 118 21 4.8 96 .286 .278 .257 .329 .328 .457 .393 .786 .720 117 .538 3.2 0.3 .704 .258 .179 .0
1960 37 BAL AL 201 142 22 4.2 101 .280 .268 .262 .343 .336 .380 .401 .723 .737 97 .466 -0.4 -0.1 .624 .218 .112 .0
1961 38 BAL AL 31 23 3 3.5 100 .261 .259 .259 .355 .334 .370 .403 .725 .737 98 .370 -0.0 0.0 .609 .259 .111 .0
13 Yrs 4522 3228 568 4.7 105 .282 .270 .270 .326 .349 .432 .403 .757 .753 100 .520 -15.4 -1.7 .670 .241 .162 9.7
162 Game Avg. 569 406 71 4.7 105 .282 .270 .270 .326 .349 .432 .403 .757 .753 100 .520 -15.4 -1.7 .670 .241 .162 1
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
BOS (4 yrs) 1196 828 184 5.9 115 .289 .281 .283 .344 .370 .484 .420 .828 .790 108 .605 6.6 0.5 .764 .292 .203 .0
CHW (4 yrs) 1217 866 140 4.3 104 .280 .266 .267 .328 .346 .416 .403 .744 .749 98 .472 -6.5 -0.6 .661 .241 .150 2.0
BAL (3 yrs) 398 283 46 4.4 99 .281 .272 .260 .338 .332 .412 .398 .750 .730 105 .490 2.8 0.3 .656 .238 .140 .0
DET (3 yrs) 1488 1087 172 4.3 99 .279 .266 .264 .308 .341 .408 .387 .716 .728 96 .494 -15.1 -1.5 .609 .200 .142 7.3
CIN (2 yrs) 223 164 26 4.3 111 .270 .254 .276 .309 .345 .433 .431 .742 .775 90 .459 -3.2 -0.3 .656 .259 .179 .0
AL (13 yrs) 4299 3064 542 4.7 105 .282 .271 .270 .326 .350 .432 .402 .758 .751 101 .522 -12.2 -1.3 .671 .240 .161 9.7
NL (2 yrs) 223 164 26 4.3 111 .270 .254 .276 .309 .345 .433 .431 .742 .775 90 .459 -3.2 -0.3 .656 .259 .179 .0

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
1950 BOS AL 27 as 1B 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 3 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
1949 26 BOS AL 44 0.0% 15.9% 6.8% 4.6% 33% 2.33 5.9 41.0 1.55 77%
1950 27 BOS AL 609 5.6% 12.3% 7.4% 11.5% 39% 1.67 7.5 16.4 3.9 1.04 74%
1951 28 BOS AL 398 2.8% 13.1% 9.6% 6.3% 29% 1.37 6.9 32.7 6.3 0.87 75%
1952 29 TOT AL 633 4.6% 13.4% 5.9% 9.0% 35% 2.30 7.0 20.4 6.1 1.01 75%
1952 29 BOS AL 145 4.1% 15.2% 7.6% 9.7% 40% 2.00 6.0 22.0 4.9 1.22 72%
1952 29 DET AL 488 4.7% 12.9% 5.3% 8.8% 34% 2.42 7.3 20.0 6.6 0.95 76%
1953 30 DET AL 645 2.0% 10.7% 4.5% 7.1% 31% 2.38 8.8 46.6 6.3 0.85 81%
1954 31 DET AL 355 1.1% 11.6% 6.8% 5.6% 22% 1.71 7.8 80.0 7.3 1.02 79%
1955 32 CHW AL 502 3.8% 14.1% 8.4% 7.2% 28% 1.69 6.4 23.8 5.7 1.08 73%
1956 33 CHW AL 412 1.9% 12.4% 9.0% 5.3% 23% 1.38 7.1 45.1 6.9 1.18 75%
1957 34 CHW AL 244 5.3% 16.4% 6.6% 6.2% 26% 2.50 5.6 17.2 4.6 1.06 71%
1958 35 TOT MLB 238 3.8% 17.7% 7.1% 8.0% 33% 2.47 5.1 23.8 5.5 1.06 71%
1958 35 CHW AL 59 3.4% 18.6% 8.5% 5.1% 30% 2.20 4.7 26.0 6.5 0.89 68%
1958 35 CIN NL 179 3.9% 17.3% 6.7% 8.9% 34% 2.58 5.2 23.1 5.2 1.13 72%
1959 36 TOT MLB 210 3.3% 12.9% 7.6% 8.1% 37% 1.69 7.0 27.1 8.3 1.39 75%
1959 36 CIN NL 44 2.3% 15.9% 9.1% 4.6% 50% 1.75 5.6 39.0 19.5 2.44 70%
1959 36 BAL AL 166 3.6% 12.1% 7.2% 9.0% 36% 1.67 7.6 25.2 7.2 1.18 76%
1960 37 BAL AL 201 2.0% 9.5% 10.0% 6.0% 25% 0.95 9.4 44.8 8.5 1.12 78%
1961 38 BAL AL 31 3.2% 9.7% 12.9% 3.2% 14% 0.75 9.0 27.0 13.5 1.38 74%
13 Yrs 4522 3.4% 12.9% 7.3% 7.6% 31% 1.77 7.1 27.1 5.9 1.03 75%
MLB Averages 2.2% 11.6% 9.3% 6.6% 29% 1.25 7.6 40.4 8.2 0.99 75%
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1949 26 BOS AL -6.2 -0.6 41 -0.6 0.4 -1.0 1.16 -0.6 0.1 -6.9 -0.7 0.93 -6.7 0
1950 27 BOS AL 24.3 2.3 540 2.9 12.0 -9.2 .99 2.9 0.0 40.3 3.6 1.01 40.8 3.18 2
1951 28 BOS AL -13.6 -1.4 402 -1.5 6.9 -8.4 1.05 -1.2 -0.3 -15.9 -1.5 1.04 -13.0 2.16 7
1952 29 TOT AL 10.8 1.1 556 -0.3 11.5 -11.7 1.15 1.2 -1.4 6.7 0.7 1.02 16.2 1.60 2
1952 29 BOS AL 2.1 0.2 146 -0.1 3.1 -3.2 1.11 -0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1 1.03 3.0 1.60 2
1952 29 DET AL 8.7 0.9 410 -0.2 8.4 -8.6 1.16 1.2 -1.3 5.9 0.6 1.02 13.2 0
1953 30 DET AL -20.6 -2.1 651 -0.6 12.2 -12.8 1.08 -1.8 1.3 -4.9 -0.5 1.01 -17.6 0.52 2
1954 31 DET AL -3.2 -0.3 358 -0.4 6.7 -7.1 1.11 0.0 -0.4 3.3 0.3 1.02 0.0 1.06 18
1955 32 CHW AL 4.4 0.4 504 1.3 9.6 -8.3 .98 0.3 1.0 12.5 1.2 0.95 6.8 1.75 2
1956 33 CHW AL -6.9 -0.7 416 -0.1 7.4 -7.5 1.04 0.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.2 1.00 1.1 1.35 9
1957 34 CHW AL -1.5 -0.2 247 -0.4 5.1 -5.5 1.21 0.6 -0.9 1.4 0.1 1.07 3.3 2.26 31
1958 35 TOT MLB -0.4 -0.1 241 -1.8 4.0 -5.8 1.21 0.2 -1.7 -3.4 -0.4 0.99 0.3 2.08 31
1958 35 CHW AL -2.5 -0.3 59 -0.7 0.9 -1.6 1.29 -0.3 -0.2 -4.5 -0.5 1.01 -4.3 1.72 11
1958 35 CIN NL 2.1 0.2 182 -1.1 3.1 -4.3 1.18 0.5 -1.5 1.1 0.1 0.98 4.5 2.28 20
1959 36 TOT MLB -2.1 -0.2 211 -0.9 3.0 -3.9 .96 -0.5 -0.4 -6.0 -0.6 0.99 -1.7 1.47 11
1959 36 CIN NL -5.4 -0.5 44 -0.7 0.2 -0.9 .79 -0.6 -0.3 -9.0 -0.9 1.08 -5.2 1.60 3
1959 36 BAL AL 3.2 0.3 167 -0.2 2.8 -3.0 1.01 0.1 -0.3 3.0 0.3 0.97 3.5 1.41 8
1960 37 BAL AL -0.4 -0.1 204 -0.1 4.1 -4.2 1.12 -0.1 0.0 -2.6 -0.3 0.95 0.7 1.52 14
1961 38 BAL AL -0.0 0.0 31 0.0 0.4 -0.4 .90 -0.1 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 0.88 -1.6 0.74 2
13 Yrs -15.4 -1.7 4402 -2.5 83.3 -85.8 1.07 1.0 -3.4 20.2 1.6 1.00 28.7 1.78 131
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

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
1949 26 BOS AL 0 0 33% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1950 27 BOS AL 7 0 34% 184 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 3 41% 23 18 3 6 5 1 20 4 16
1951 28 BOS AL 3 0 23% 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 35% 18 14 4 4 3 1 12 3 7
1952 29 TOT AL 6 0 23% 168 2 2 50% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 3 3 3 44% 20 11 7 6 3 3 13 5 7
1952 29 BOS AL 2 0 17% 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 2 67% 7 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 1
1952 29 DET AL 4 0 25% 134 2 2 50% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 1 37% 13 10 2 6 3 3 11 4 6
1953 30 DET AL 5 0 28% 221 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 5 33% 36 31 5 12 7 5 16 4 11
1954 31 DET AL 2 0 21% 133 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 4 2 6 30% 24 18 4 4 4 0 15 5 9
1955 32 CHW AL 9 0 24% 170 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 3 2 1 1 49% 20 12 6 8 5 3 15 2 12
1956 33 CHW AL 8 0 27% 147 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 34% 22 17 5 8 5 3 5 1 4
1957 34 CHW AL 3 0 18% 65 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 29% 13 9 4 1 1 0 3 2 1
1958 35 TOT MLB 4 0 18% 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 2 1 2 22% 9 7 1 3 2 1 6 3 2
1958 35 CHW AL 1 0 7% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 35 CIN NL 3 0 21% 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 2 22% 9 7 1 3 2 1 6 3 2
1959 36 TOT MLB 0 0 25% 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 43% 11 8 3 3 2 1 7 2 5
1959 36 CIN NL 0 0 38% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1959 36 BAL AL 0 0 23% 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 37% 10 8 2 3 2 1 6 2 4
1960 37 BAL AL 2 0 19% 72 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 29% 10 9 1 1 1 0 3 0 3
1961 38 BAL AL 0 0 0% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Yrs 49 0 25% 1446 5 6 45% 4 5 0 2 0 0 5 0 42 3 8 17 14 36 37% 208 156 43 56 38 18 116 31 78
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

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
1949 26 BOS AL 40 23% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 29% 2 0 0% 22 2 9% 2 1 50% 0 0 4
1950 27 BOS AL 536 32% 180 2 0 0 0 3.18 34 2 29 19 13 24 10 0 0 114 16 14% 52 14 27% 432 106 25% 44 24 55% 16 10 63% 73
1951 28 BOS AL 398 27% 86 7 2 0 0 2.16 11 0 17 10 1 10 1 0 0 98 16 16% 51 6 12% 325 49 15% 27 12 44% 25 9 36% 0
1952 29 TOT AL 550 21% 163 2 0 0 0 1.60 29 1 15 18 9 16 13 0 1 121 26 21% 53 15 28% 403 61 15% 33 14 42% 21 11 52% 83
1952 29 BOS AL 145 10% 35 2 0 0 0 1.60 6 1 4 5 1 5 1 0 0 35 9 26% 16 4 25% 120 21 18% 15 6 40% 8 5 63% 0
1952 29 DET AL 405 25% 128 0 0 0 0 23 0 11 13 8 11 12 0 1 86 17 20% 37 11 30% 283 40 14% 18 8 44% 13 6 46% 83
1953 30 DET AL 645 22% 150 2 1 0 0 0.52 13 0 18 9 4 5 8 0 4 159 22 14% 71 24 34% 479 86 18% 53 27 51% 22 12 55% 0
1954 31 DET AL 355 32% 90 18 5 1 2 1.06 4 0 6 2 2 1 3 0 8 6 75% 91 13 14% 47 13 28% 249 41 16% 20 11 55% 13 6 46% 0
1955 32 CHW AL 502 27% 127 2 1 0 0 1.75 19 2 10 13 6 10 9 0 3 3 100% 88 15 17% 43 15 35% 318 60 19% 22 14 64% 19 9 47% 0
1956 33 CHW AL 412 42% 96 9 2 0 0 1.35 8 0 14 4 4 6 2 0 7 5 71% 91 15 16% 46 22 48% 307 50 16% 27 17 63% 24 13 54% 0
1957 34 CHW AL 244 48% 57 31 11 2 10 2.26 13 2 10 6 7 7 6 0 1 1 100% 55 10 18% 24 13 54% 204 37 18% 18 11 61% 10 8 80% 0
1958 35 TOT MLB 238 59% 57 31 7 1 1 2.08 9 0 12 5 4 6 3 0 0 0 36 10 28% 23 10 43% 167 31 19% 19 13 68% 10 4 40% 0
1958 35 CHW AL 59 75% 10 11 2 0 0 1.72 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 12 3 25% 6 1 17% 49 6 12% 4 2 50% 2 1 50% 0
1958 35 CIN NL 179 54% 47 20 5 1 1 2.28 7 0 10 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 24 7 29% 17 9 53% 118 25 21% 15 11 73% 8 3 38% 0
1959 36 TOT MLB 210 56% 46 11 1 0 1 1.47 7 0 11 1 6 5 2 0 2 2 100% 56 9 16% 21 6 29% 145 17 12% 12 6 50% 8 4 50% 0
1959 36 CIN NL 44 68% 4 3 0 0 0 1.60 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 3 21% 4 0 0% 38 1 3% 3 0 0% 0 0 0
1959 36 BAL AL 166 52% 42 8 1 0 1 1.41 6 0 8 0 6 4 2 0 2 2 100% 42 6 14% 17 6 35% 107 16 15% 9 6 67% 8 4 50% 0
1960 37 BAL AL 201 98% 48 14 2 0 2 1.52 4 0 3 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 36 9 25% 11 2 18% 131 18 14% 11 5 45% 4 1 25% 0
1961 38 BAL AL 31 61% 7 2 1 0 0 0.74 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 3 50% 4 1 25% 15 1 7% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
13 Yrs 4362 36% 1113 131 33 4 16 1.78 152 7 146 87 61 91 61 0 21 22 105% 958 166 17% 448 141 31% 3197 559 17% 289 156 54% 173 88 51% 160
MLB Averages 50% 130% 11% 32% 14% 50% 54%
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

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
1949 26 11 44 41 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .146 .205 .195 .400 3 8 2 0 0
1950 27 147 653 600 104 186 30 8 34 145 0 0 48 82 .310 .366 .557 .923 125 334 18 5 0
1951 28 246 1051 960 141 272 44 8 45 202 0 0 86 134 .283 .345 .486 .832 107 467 34 5 0
1952 29 398 1684 1551 210 435 68 12 74 299 2 2 123 219 .280 .337 .483 .820 112 749 60 9 1
1953 30 550 2329 2157 271 585 98 15 87 395 4 2 152 288 .271 .324 .452 .775 103 974 82 15 5
1954 31 657 2684 2477 298 675 112 17 91 439 4 3 176 329 .273 .324 .442 .766 102 1094 95 15 11 4
1955 32 798 3186 2930 353 802 127 19 110 518 4 4 218 400 .274 .327 .443 .770 103 1297 110 17 14 6 8
1956 33 923 3598 3291 395 898 140 20 118 570 5 4 255 451 .273 .328 .435 .763 101 1432 125 20 19 12 10
1957 34 1016 3842 3514 419 955 142 20 131 619 5 5 271 491 .272 .326 .435 .761 101 1530 135 20 20 16 12
1958 35 1107 4080 3728 440 1012 150 22 140 658 5 5 288 533 .271 .326 .436 .762 101 1626 145 22 20 21 12
1959 36 1195 4290 3918 461 1058 160 22 147 681 5 5 304 560 .270 .325 .435 .759 100 1703 154 23 22 22 12
1960 37 1274 4491 4097 477 1106 168 22 151 702 5 6 324 579 .270 .325 .432 .758 100 1771 163 24 22 23 12
1961 38 1288 4522 4124 478 1113 168 22 152 704 5 6 328 582 .270 .326 .432 .757 100 1781 166 24 22 23 12

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
1949 26 11 44 42 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 .119 .159 .167 .326 1 11
1950 27 142 606 560 84 164 26 7 31 120 0 41 78 .293 .347 .530 .877 101 136
1951 28 104 408 371 34 83 14 0 11 52 0 37 55 .224 .294 .350 .645 38 99
1952 29 159 665 621 75 174 26 4 31 105 2 39 89 .280 .327 .485 .812 97 152
1953 30 159 676 635 64 158 32 3 14 101 2 31 72 .249 .290 .375 .665 67 152
1954 31 112 373 337 30 97 15 2 4 49 0 26 43 .288 .335 .380 .715 44 107
1955 32 147 522 472 56 131 15 2 20 81 0 43 74 .278 .339 .445 .784 71 141
1956 33 131 424 373 41 96 13 1 8 51 1 37 53 .257 .325 .362 .687 44 125
1957 34 98 258 236 26 61 2 0 14 53 0 17 42 .258 .304 .445 .748 33 93
1958 35 96 250 225 22 60 8 2 9 41 0 18 44 .267 .320 .440 .760 33 91
1959 36 92 222 201 23 50 11 0 8 25 0 17 28 .249 .309 .423 .732 26 88
1960 37 83 212 189 17 51 8 0 4 23 0 21 20 .270 .344 .376 .720 25 79
1961 38 14 33 28 1 8 0 0 1 2 0 5 3 .286 .394 .393 .787 4 14
13 Yrs 1348 4693 4290 475 1138 172 21 155 704 5 334 608 .265 .320 .424 .744 584 1288
162 Game Avg. 162 564 516 57 137 21 3 19 85 1 40 73 .265 .320 .424 .744 70 1288



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* 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
1967 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 AL (6, 22%)
1952 AL (26, 1%)
0.23 Career Shares (711th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1950 AL  .322 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1950 AL  .583 (2nd)
1952 AL  .477 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1950 AL  .961 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 AL  152 (4th)
1953 AL  152 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1952 AL  591 (4th)
1953 AL  606 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1953 AL  645 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  180 (6th)
1952 AL  163 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1950 AL  326 (1st)
1952 AL  282 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1953 AL  30 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1950 AL  8 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  34 (2nd)
1952 AL  29 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1950 AL  144 (1st)
1952 AL  97 (6th)
1953 AL  96 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1950 AL  75 (7th)
1952 AL  85 (6th)
1953 AL  69 (6th)
1955 AL  71 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1950 AL  134 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1950 AL  121 (2nd)
1952 AL  89 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  24 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1950 AL  2.3 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  70 (2nd)
1952 AL  57 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1950 AL  .711 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1950 AL  5 (9th)
1953 AL  6 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (8th)

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

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1951 AL  16 (6th)
1952 AL  26 (2nd)
1953 AL  22 (2nd)
Career  166 (206th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1950 AL  16.4 (3rd)
1952 AL  20.4 (7th)
1955 AL  23.8 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1952 AL  457 (6th)
1953 AL  482 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1950 AL  40.26 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.9 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.9 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1950 AL  3.6 (6th)

                                         

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 - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 43 (594), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (878), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (268th), 3.2 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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