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Don Elston

Donald Ray Elston

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 6, 1929 in Campbellstown, OH
High School: Camden HS (Camden, OH)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1953 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers 1953-1964

Final Game: October 2, 1964 (Age 35)
Died: January 2, 1995 in Evanston, IL
Cremated
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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
1953 24 CHC NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 28 TOT NL 40 40 37 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .108 .132 .108 .240 -34 4 0 1 2 0 0 1
1957 28 BRO NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 28 CHC NL 39 40 37 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .108 .132 .108 .240 -34 4 0 1 2 0 0 1
1958 29 CHC NL 69 15 14 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .357 .357 .357 .714 91 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1959 30 CHC NL 65 23 19 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .211 .211 .211 .421 14 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 AS
1960 31 CHC NL 60 26 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .125 .125 .125 .250 -30 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1961 32 CHC NL 58 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 -3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1962 33 CHC NL 57 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1963 34 CHC NL 51 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 35 CHC NL 48 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 450 139 124 6 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 .153 .160 .153 .313 -15 19 0 1 12 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 50 45 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .153 .160 .153 .313 -15 7 0 0 4
CHC (9 yrs) 449 139 124 6 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 .153 .160 .153 .313 -15 19 0 1 12 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1953 24 CHC NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1957 28 BRO NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1957 28 CHC NL 39 40 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1958 29 CHC NL 69 15 1 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1959 30 CHC NL 65 23 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1960 31 CHC NL 60 26 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1961 32 CHC NL 58 14 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1962 33 CHC NL 57 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1963 34 CHC NL 51 6 -1 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1964 35 CHC NL 48 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 450 139 -21 -1 1 0 16 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .499 .500 -0.5 0.1 -5
CHC (9 yrs) 449 139 -21 -1 1 0 16 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .499 .500 -0.5 0.1 -5
BRO (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1953 24 CHC NL 1 1 0 0.0 112 .000 .000 .277 .000 .348 .000 .431 .000 .779 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
1957 28 TOT NL 40 35 1 0.8 102 .133 .108 .267 .132 .331 .108 .414 .240 .745 -34 .037 -7.1 -0.7 .152 .000 .000
1957 28 CHC NL 40 35 1 0.8 102 .133 .108 .267 .132 .331 .108 .414 .240 .745 -34 .037 -7.1 -0.7 .152 .000 .000
1958 29 CHC NL 15 10 2 5.4 105 .417 .357 .269 .357 .336 .357 .420 .714 .756 91 .564 -0.2 -0.0 .556 .000 .000
1959 30 CHC NL 23 18 1 1.5 103 .235 .211 .268 .211 .334 .211 .415 .421 .748 14 .111 -2.4 -0.2 .267 .000 .000
1960 31 CHC NL 26 23 0 0.0 98 .214 .125 .261 .125 .326 .125 .400 .250 .727 -30 .000 -4.3 -0.4 .143 .000 .000
1961 32 CHC NL 14 12 1 2.2 106 .286 .182 .270 .182 .337 .182 .421 .364 .757 -3 .206 -1.6 -0.2 .222 .000 .000
1962 33 CHC NL 8 8 0 0.0 107 .000 .000 .275 .000 .343 .000 .417 .000 .760 -100 .000 -2.3 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1963 34 CHC NL 6 5 0 0.0 94 .000 .000 .261 .000 .324 .000 .390 .000 .714 -100 .000 -1.1 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1964 35 CHC NL 6 5 0 0.0 97 .200 .167 .268 .167 .326 .167 .398 .333 .724 -7 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .200 .000 .000
9 Yrs 139 117 5 1.2 102 .202 .153 .267 .160 .332 .153 .411 .313 .743 -15 .075 -20.2 -2.0 .190 .000 .000
162 Game Avg. 50 42 2 1.2 102 .202 .153 .267 .160 .332 .153 .411 .313 .743 -15 .075 -20.2 -2.0 .190 .000 .000

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
1959 CHC NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 CHC NL 30 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/BB AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1953 24 CHC NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1957 28 TOT NL 40 0.0% 17.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 5.3 18.5 1.89 75%
1957 28 CHC NL 40 0.0% 17.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 5.3 18.5 1.89 75%
1958 29 CHC NL 15 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 1.00 80%
1959 30 CHC NL 23 0.0% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 9.5 19.0 1.43 74%
1960 31 CHC NL 26 0.0% 38.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.4 1.60 54%
1961 32 CHC NL 14 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.8 3.00 50%
1962 33 CHC NL 8 0.0% 37.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2.7 0.67 63%
1963 34 CHC NL 6 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0 0.50 50%
1964 35 CHC NL 6 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 6.0 83%
9 Yrs 139 0.0% 21.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 4.1 41.3 1.63 68%
MLB Averages 2.3% 13.1% 8.8% 6.6% 29% 1.50 6.8 38.6 8.4 1.02 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1953 24 CHC NL -0.3 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1957 28 TOT NL -7.1 -0.7 37 -0.5 0.1 -0.6 .81 -0.6 -0.0 -5.3 -0.5 0.85 -6.7 0
1957 28 BRO NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1957 28 CHC NL -7.1 -0.7 37 -0.5 0.1 -0.6 .81 -0.6 -0.0 -5.3 -0.5 0.85 -6.7 0
1958 29 CHC NL -0.2 -0.0 16 -0.0 0.1 -0.1 .59 -0.0 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.82 -0.5 0
1959 30 CHC NL -2.4 -0.2 23 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 1.14 -0.2 -0.1 -3.2 -0.3 0.99 -3.1 0
1960 31 CHC NL -4.3 -0.4 26 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 1.37 -0.4 -0.0 -4.2 -0.4 0.82 -4.7 0
1961 32 CHC NL -1.6 -0.2 14 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 .99 -0.3 -0.0 -2.6 -0.3 0.89 -2.4 0
1962 33 CHC NL -2.3 -0.2 8 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .50 -0.2 -0.0 -2.0 -0.2 0.77 -2.5 0
1963 34 CHC NL -1.1 -0.1 6 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 .71 -0.0 -0.0 0.3 0.0 0.74 -0.1 0
1964 35 CHC NL -0.9 -0.1 6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .78 -0.1 -0.0 -1.4 -0.1 1.01 -1.1 0
9 Yrs -20.2 -2.0 136 -2.1 0.5 -2.6 .94 -1.9 -0.3 -18.9 -1.9 0.87 -21.1 0

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
1957 28 TOT NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1957 28 CHC NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1958 29 CHC NL 1 0 20% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 30 CHC NL 0 0 50% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 31 CHC NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 32 CHC NL 0 0 50% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1962 33 CHC NL 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 0 0 0
1963 34 CHC NL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1964 35 CHC NL 0 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 1 1 30% 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10% 7 6 1 2 2 0 1 1 0

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
1957 28 TOT NL 37 30% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 5 0 0% 5 1 20% 18 2 11% 1 1 100% 0 0 3
1957 28 CHC NL 37 30% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 5 0 0% 5 1 20% 18 2 11% 1 1 100% 0 0 3
1958 29 CHC NL 15 33% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 6 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1959 30 CHC NL 23 17% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 6 0 0% 7 1 14% 18 1 6% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1960 31 CHC NL 26 31% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 0 0% 2 1 50% 12 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1961 32 CHC NL 14 7% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 4 0 0% 6 2 33% 8 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
1962 33 CHC NL 8 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1963 34 CHC NL 6 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1964 35 CHC NL 6 33% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
9 Yrs 135 23% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 100% 21 0 0% 24 6 25% 74 3 4% 5 1 20% 2 2 100% 4
MLB Averages 50% 77% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%

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
1953 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1954 25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1955 26 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1956 27 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1957 28 42 41 38 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .105 .128 .105 .233 -36 4 0 1 2 0 0
1958 29 111 56 52 1 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .173 .189 .173 .362 -2 9 0 1 3 0 0
1959 30 176 79 71 3 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .183 .194 .183 .378 3 13 0 1 6 0 0
1960 31 236 105 95 3 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 .168 .177 .168 .346 -6 16 0 1 8 0 0
1961 32 294 119 106 4 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 25 .170 .178 .170 .347 -5 18 0 1 11 0 0
1962 33 351 127 114 4 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 28 .158 .165 .158 .323 -12 18 0 1 11 0 0
1963 34 402 133 118 5 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 29 .153 .160 .153 .312 -15 18 0 1 12 0 0
1964 35 450 139 124 6 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 .153 .160 .153 .313 -15 19 0 1 12 0 0

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
1953 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1957 28 42 42 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .025 .000 .025 0 40
1958 29 73 16 15 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 69
1959 30 68 24 21 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .238 .238 .238 .476 1 65
1960 31 63 27 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 60
1961 32 61 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 58
1962 33 57 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 57
1963 34 51 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 51
1964 35 48 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 48
9 Yrs 465 143 130 4 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 .085 .092 .085 .176 3 450
162 Game Avg. 162 50 45 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .085 .092 .085 .176 1 450



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Name and misspellings: Donald dave Don donald Ray ellston Elston elton

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