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Leon Durham

Leon Durham (Bull)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 31, 1957 in Cincinnati, OH
High School: Woodward HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft.
Signed June 22, 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 27, 1980 (Age 22.301)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Reds 1980-1989
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: September 17, 1989 (Age 32.048)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #902. Phil Nevin… #903. Chris Hoiles… #904. Joe Cunningham… #905. LEON DURHAM… #906. Hubie Brooks… #907. Eddie Foster… #908. Tommy Corcoran… 

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
1980 22 STL NL 96 330 303 42 82 15 4 8 42 8 5 18 55 .271 .309 .426 .735 100 129 3 1 3 5 1 97/38 RoY-7
1981 23 CHC NL 87 355 328 42 95 14 6 10 35 25 11 27 53 .290 .344 .460 .804 123 151 6 0 0 0 6 *9/3
1982 ★ 24 CHC NL 148 609 539 84 168 33 7 22 90 28 14 66 77 .312 .388 .521 .909 151 281 11 2 0 2 14 *98/3 AS,SS
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 100 409 337 58 87 18 8 12 55 12 6 66 83 .258 .381 .466 .847 131 157 4 3 0 3 12 78/39 AS
1984 26 CHC NL 137 548 473 86 132 30 4 23 96 16 8 69 86 .279 .369 .505 .874 136 239 8 1 0 5 11 *3 MVP-12
1985 27 CHC NL 153 607 542 58 153 32 2 21 75 7 6 64 99 .282 .357 .465 .822 120 252 5 0 0 1 24 *3
1986 28 CHC NL 141 557 484 66 127 18 7 20 65 8 7 67 98 .262 .350 .452 .803 114 219 6 1 0 5 16 *3
1987 29 CHC NL 131 492 439 70 120 22 1 27 63 2 2 51 92 .273 .348 .513 .860 122 225 6 0 0 2 9 *3
1988 30 TOT NL 45 138 124 14 27 9 1 4 8 0 1 14 32 .218 .297 .403 .700 96 50 0 0 0 0 3 3
1988 30 CHC NL 24 82 73 10 16 6 1 3 6 0 1 9 20 .219 .305 .452 .757 111 33 0 0 0 0 2 3
1988 30 CIN NL 21 56 51 4 11 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 12 .216 .286 .333 .619 75 17 0 0 0 0 1 3
1989 31 STL NL 29 22 18 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 .056 .182 .111 .293 -15 2 0 1 0 1 0 3
10 Yrs 1067 4067 3587 522 992 192 40 147 530 106 61 444 679 .277 .356 .475 .831 125 1705 49 9 3 24 96
162 Game Avg. 162 617 545 79 151 29 6 22 80 16 9 67 103 .277 .356 .475 .831 125 259 7 1 0 4 15
CHC (8 yrs) 921 3659 3215 474 898 173 36 138 485 98 55 419 608 .279 .362 .484 .846 128 1557 46 7 0 18 94
STL (2 yrs) 125 352 321 44 83 16 4 8 43 8 6 20 59 .259 .301 .408 .709 94 131 3 2 3 6 1
CIN (1 yr) 21 56 51 4 11 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 12 .216 .286 .333 .619 75 17 0 0 0 0 1

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
1980 22 STL NL 96 330 -0 -1 1 8 -3 5 0.5 11 16 1.7 .506 .503 0.7 0.5 8 97/38 RoY-7
1981 23 CHC NL 87 355 10 -1 1 -9 -4 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.9 .496 .498 1.9 -1.4 18 *9/3
1982 ★ 24 CHC NL 148 609 34 -1 1 -7 -4 23 2.5 21 44 4.6 .517 .515 5.3 -1.2 51 *98/3 AS,SS
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 100 409 12 1 0 -12 -2 -1 -0.2 14 13 1.2 .499 .499 2.5 -1.6 25 78/39 AS
1984 26 CHC NL 137 548 20 1 0 1 -7 16 1.8 19 34 3.7 .513 .511 3.4 -0.7 34 $500,000 *3 MVP-12
1985 27 CHC NL 153 607 11 -3 2 1 -8 3 0.3 21 23 2.4 .502 .502 2.2 -0.8 23 $800,000 *3
1986 28 CHC NL 141 557 4 -1 1 -8 -7 -12 -1.4 19 7 0.5 .491 .492 1.4 -1.8 15 $983,333 *3
1987 29 CHC NL 131 492 10 -1 1 -6 -6 -3 -0.3 17 14 1.4 .498 .498 2.0 -1.3 20 $1,183,333 *3
1988 30 CHC NL 24 82 0 -0 1 0 -1 -0 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 $1,383,333 3
1988 30 CIN NL 21 56 -2 1 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -0 3
1989 31 STL NL 29 22 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $175,000 3
10 Seasons 1067 4067 96 -7 9 -34 -43 20 2.1 139 159 16.1 .502 .502 19.1 -8.7 193 $5,024,999
CHC (8 yrs) 921 3659 101 -7 8 -41 -39 21 2.3 125 147 15.0 .503 .503 18.8 -8.9 188 $4,849,999
STL (2 yrs) 125 352 -3 -1 1 9 -4 2 0.1 12 14 1.3 .502 .502 0.3 0.5 5 $175,000
CIN (1 yr) 21 56 -2 1 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -0

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
1984 26 CHC NL NLCS SDP L 5 21 20 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 4 .150 .190 .450 .640 9 1 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 5 21 20 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 4 .150 .190 .450 .640 9 1 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
1980 STL NL 22 OF 78 68 40 573.2 152 136 14 2 2 .987 6 13 2.35 1.92 .980 2.31 2.31 RoY-7
1980 STL NL 22 RF 42 36 18 308.0 108 95 11 2 2 .981 9 34 3.10 2.52 .977 2.06 2.06 RoY-7
1980 STL NL 22 LF 34 30 21 250.2 48 46 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -13 1.72 1.41 .976 2.06 2.06 RoY-7
1980 STL NL 22 1B 8 5 5 52.2 53 44 8 1 6 .981 2 50 8.89 6.50 .992 10.17 10.18 RoY-7
1980 STL NL 22 CF 2 2 1 15.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 1.80 1.50 .983 2.82 2.85 RoY-7
1981 CHC NL 23 OF 83 83 76 721.2 168 159 4 5 1 .970 -8 -14 2.03 1.96 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 CHC NL 23 RF 83 83 76 721.2 165 158 3 4 1 .976 -8 -14 2.01 1.94 .978 2.08 2.08
1981 CHC NL 23 1B 3 1 1 18.0 16 16 0 0 1 1.000 -1 -53 8.00 5.33 .992 10.20 10.27
1982 CHC NL 24 OF 143 142 111 1243.1 324 301 11 12 1 .963 -8 -7 2.26 2.18 .978 2.25 2.26 AS,SS
1982 CHC NL 24 RF 91 71 65 648.0 155 145 6 4 1 .974 -1 -2 2.10 1.66 .978 2.01 2.02 AS,SS
1982 CHC NL 24 CF 73 71 46 595.1 162 149 6 7 0 .957 -6 -12 2.34 2.12 .983 2.66 2.67 AS,SS
1982 CHC NL 24 1B 1 1 1 8.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 30 12.38 11.00 .992 10.24 10.30 AS,SS
1983 CHC NL 25 OF 95 92 80 794.2 176 168 2 6 0 .966 -12 -17 1.93 1.79 .980 2.27 2.26 AS
1983 CHC NL 25 LF 51 50 41 435.0 77 71 1 5 0 .935 -8 -22 1.49 1.41 .977 2.03 2.02 AS
1983 CHC NL 25 CF 40 40 37 336.2 96 93 1 2 0 .979 -4 -12 2.51 2.35 .983 2.78 2.77 AS
1983 CHC NL 25 1B 6 5 2 31.1 37 35 2 0 2 1.000 -0 -15 10.63 6.17 .992 9.94 9.92 AS
1983 CHC NL 25 RF 4 2 2 23.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.57 1.00 .980 2.00 2.00 AS
1984 CHC NL 26 1B 130 126 119 1114.0 1265 1162 96 7 96 .994 1 1 10.16 9.68 .992 9.86 9.83 MVP-12
1985 CHC NL 27 1B 151 144 138 1272.1 1535 1421 107 7 121 .995 1 1 10.81 10.12 .993 10.06 10.05
1986 CHC NL 28 1B 141 133 118 1178.1 1318 1231 80 7 101 .995 -8 -9 10.01 9.30 .992 9.94 9.95
1987 CHC NL 29 1B 123 114 100 1004.0 1117 1049 57 11 90 .990 -6 -8 9.91 8.99 .991 9.88 9.83
1988 TOT NL 30 1B 37 33 25 284.1 319 296 21 2 24 .994 -1 -5 10.03 8.57 .991 9.96 9.98
1988 CHC NL 30 1B 20 19 15 163.0 183 167 15 1 16 .995 0 1 10.05 9.10 .991 9.96 9.98
1988 CIN NL 30 1B 17 14 10 121.1 136 129 6 1 8 .993 -1 -14 10.01 7.94 .991 9.95 9.98
1989 STL NL 31 1B 18 2 2 44.0 51 44 5 2 7 .961 0 8 10.02 2.72 .992 9.76 9.76
10 Seasons 1B 618 564 511 5007.0 5722 5308 377 37 448 .994 -13 -3 10.22 9.20 .992 9.94 9.93
4 Seasons OF 399 385 307 3333.1 820 764 31 25 4 .970 -21 -8 2.15 1.99 .979 2.28 2.29
4 Seasons RF 220 192 161 1700.2 432 402 20 10 4 .977 -1 -1 2.23 1.92 .978 2.05 2.05
3 Seasons CF 115 113 84 947.0 261 245 7 9 0 .966 -9 -12 2.39 2.19 .983 2.70 2.71
2 Seasons LF 85 80 62 685.2 125 117 3 5 0 .960 -11 -19 1.58 1.41 .977 2.04 2.04
10 Seasons TOT 1017 949 818 8340.1 6542 6072 408 62 452 .991 -34 -5 6.99 6.37 .990 6.88 6.93
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1984 NL (12, 11%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

Silver Sluggers
1982 NL (OF)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1984 May NL Player of the Month

Offensive WARs c a p y
1982 NL  5.3 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1982 NL  .312 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1982 NL  .388 (7th)
1984 NL  .369 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1981 NL  .460 (10th)
1982 NL  .521 (3rd)
1984 NL  .505 (5th)
Career  .475 (219th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1982 NL  .909 (3rd)
1984 NL  .874 (5th)
Career  .831 (242nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1982 NL  281 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1982 NL  33 (9th)
1984 NL  30 (8th)
1985 NL  32 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1981 NL  6 (10th)
1983 NL  8 (7th)
1986 NL  7 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1984 NL  23 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1984 NL  96 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1981 NL  25 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1982 NL  151 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1982 NL  108 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1982 NL  37 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1982 NL  3.8 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1982 NL  62 (7th)
1984 NL  57 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1982 NL  .733 (5th)
1984 NL  .703 (10th)
Career  .655 (191st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1982 NL  14 (8th)
1985 NL  24 (1st)
1986 NL  16 (5th)
Career  96 (130th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1981 NL  11 (5th)
1982 NL  14 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1981 NL  14.3 (3rd)
1982 NL  24.6 (4th)
1984 NL  18.9 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1984 NL  20.6 (5th)
1987 NL  16.3 (10th)**

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1982 NL  41.30 (4th)
1984 NL  37.25 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1982 NL  5.4 (1st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1982 NL  3.7 (6th)
1984 NL  3.1 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1982 NL  4.2 (4th)
1984 NL  3.7 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1984 NL  1,162 (4th)
1985 NL  1,421 (2nd)
1986 NL  1,231 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1984 NL  130 (4th)
1985 NL  151 (3rd)
1986 NL  141 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1984 NL  1,162 (4th)
1985 NL  1,421 (2nd)
1986 NL  1,231 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1984 NL  96 (2nd)
1985 NL  107 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1985 NL  121 (2nd)
1986 NL  101 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  7 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  83 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  158 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  11 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  4 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1982 NL  12 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1985 NL  10.81 (2nd)
1986 NL  10.01 (4th)
Career  10.22 (10th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1984 NL  9.68 (3rd)
1985 NL  10.12 (2nd)
1986 NL  9.30 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1984 NL  .994 (2nd)
1985 NL  .995 (4th)
1986 NL  .995 (2nd)
Career  .994 (64th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  9 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1982 NL  2.10 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  1.94 (5th)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 32 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1281), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (985), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (139th), 16.1 career WAR/15.9 7yr-peak WAR/16.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1984 26 Chicago Cubs $500,000 ? 1986 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman database
1985 27 Chicago Cubs $800,000 ? 1986 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman database Arbitration loss; $1,100,000 request
1986 28 Chicago Cubs $983,333 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 29 Chicago Cubs $1,183,333 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 30 Chicago Cubs $1,383,333 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 31 St. Louis Cardinals $175,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,024,999
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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