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Sammy Esposito

Samuel Esposito

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: December 15, 1931 in Chicago, IL
High School: Fenger HS (Chicago, IL)
School: Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 28, 1952 (Age 20.288)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Athletics 1952-1963

Final Game: August 23, 1963 (Age 31.251)
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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
1952 20 CHW AL 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 1 0 0 0 /6
1954 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1955 23 CHW AL 3 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 -43 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5
1956 24 CHW AL 81 234 184 30 42 8 2 3 25 1 2 41 19 .228 .371 .342 .714 89 63 4 2 5 2 0 56/4
1957 25 CHW AL 94 223 176 26 36 3 0 2 15 5 1 38 27 .205 .344 .256 .600 66 45 6 0 8 1 0 56/48
1958 26 CHW AL 98 97 81 16 20 3 0 0 3 1 1 12 6 .247 .358 .284 .642 81 23 1 2 2 0 1 56/47
1959 27 CHW AL 69 81 66 12 11 1 0 1 5 0 1 11 16 .167 .282 .227 .509 43 15 1 0 3 1 1 56/4
1960 28 CHW AL 57 88 77 14 14 5 0 1 11 0 0 10 20 .182 .273 .286 .558 52 22 3 0 0 1 1 56/4
1961 29 CHW AL 63 109 94 12 16 5 0 1 8 0 0 12 21 .170 .259 .255 .515 40 24 3 0 1 2 0 564
1962 30 CHW AL 75 100 81 14 19 1 0 0 4 0 1 17 13 .235 .367 .247 .614 70 20 3 0 2 0 1 56/4
1963 31 TOT AL 19 29 25 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .200 .276 .240 .516 43 6 2 0 0 1 0 /465
1963 31 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 31 KCA AL 18 29 25 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .200 .276 .240 .516 43 6 2 0 0 1 0 /465
10 Yrs 560 970 792 130 164 27 2 8 73 7 7 145 127 .207 .330 .277 .606 66 219 23 4 21 8 4
162 Game Avg. 162 281 229 38 47 8 1 2 21 2 2 42 37 .207 .330 .277 .606 66 63 7 1 6
CHW (10 yrs) 542 941 767 127 159 26 2 8 71 7 7 142 124 .207 .332 .278 .609 67 213 21 4 21 7 4
KCA (1 yr) 18 29 25 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .200 .276 .240 .516 43 6 2 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
1952 20 CHW AL 1 4 -0 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .326 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /6
1955 23 CHW AL 3 5 -1 0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /5
1956 24 CHW AL 81 234 0 1 0 7 2 11 1.1 7 18 1.8 .513 .507 1.0 0.9 11 56/4
1957 25 CHW AL 94 223 -6 1 0 11 2 8 0.9 7 15 1.6 .510 .506 0.4 1.4 4 56/48
1958 26 CHW AL 98 97 -1 -0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .501 .501 0.3 0.2 4 56/47
1959 27 CHW AL 69 81 -6 -0 -0 1 1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .494 .497 -0.3 0.2 -3 56/4
1960 28 CHW AL 57 88 -5 -0 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .489 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 56/4
1961 29 CHW AL 63 109 -8 -1 -1 -2 2 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.4 -0.0 -4 564
1962 30 CHW AL 75 100 -2 1 -0 -1 2 -0 -0.1 3 3 0.2 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 3 56/4
1963 31 CHW AL 1 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1963 31 KCA AL 18 29 -2 -0 -0 -3 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.6 .465 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2 /465
10 Seasons 560 970 -31 1 -1 11 13 -7 -1.0 30 22 1.9 .499 .501 0.9 2.3 12
CHW (10 yrs) 542 941 -29 2 -1 14 13 -2 -0.4 29 27 2.5 .500 .501 1.0 2.6 13
KCA (1 yr) 18 29 -2 -0 -0 -3 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.6 .465 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -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
1959 27 CHW AL WS LAD L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1952 CHW AL 20 SS 1 1 1 9.0 4 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00 2.00 .962 4.90 4.90
1955 CHW AL 23 3B 2 1 1 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -44 0.82 0.50 .950 3.19 3.15
1956 CHW AL 24 3B 61 47 29 417.1 156 41 109 6 17 .962 3 9 3.23 2.46 .949 3.22 3.19
1956 CHW AL 24 SS 19 1 1 48.0 30 9 21 0 1 1.000 4 88 5.62 1.58 .960 4.99 4.94
1956 CHW AL 24 2B 3 0 0 9.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 0 40 4.00 1.33 .972 5.40 5.40
1957 CHW AL 25 3B 53 37 30 347.0 150 52 92 6 10 .960 6 22 3.73 2.72 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 CHW AL 25 SS 22 16 13 155.2 104 28 73 3 12 .971 5 39 5.84 4.59 .963 5.11 5.13
1957 CHW AL 25 2B 4 0 0 9.0 8 4 3 1 1 .875 -0 -67 7.00 1.75 .980 5.40 5.40
1957 CHW AL 25 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1957 CHW AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1958 CHW AL 26 3B 63 5 3 172.1 47 11 35 1 2 .979 2 13 2.40 0.73 .951 3.11 3.08
1958 CHW AL 26 SS 22 10 10 117.2 71 24 43 4 7 .944 -1 -11 5.12 3.05 .964 4.96 4.91
1958 CHW AL 26 2B 2 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -45 1.12 0.50 .980 5.29 5.20
1958 CHW AL 26 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1958 CHW AL 26 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1959 CHW AL 27 3B 45 3 2 127.2 48 22 25 1 1 .979 0 4 3.31 1.04 .952 3.21 3.19
1959 CHW AL 27 SS 14 6 4 86.2 50 17 32 1 5 .980 1 17 5.09 3.50 .959 4.87 4.84
1959 CHW AL 27 2B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.25
1960 CHW AL 28 3B 37 14 11 177.0 56 12 40 4 4 .929 -0 -2 2.64 1.41 .952 3.14 3.14
1960 CHW AL 28 SS 11 2 1 36.0 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 -0 -17 2.25 0.82 .960 5.10 5.10
1960 CHW AL 28 2B 5 1 1 14.1 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -1 -59 4.40 1.40 .979 5.46 5.44
1961 CHW AL 29 3B 28 5 4 97.0 41 10 30 1 5 .976 -0 -5 3.71 1.43 .950 3.18 3.15
1961 CHW AL 29 SS 20 12 7 117.2 59 18 39 2 3 .966 -1 -8 4.36 2.85 .956 4.84 4.78
1961 CHW AL 29 2B 11 7 4 64.0 39 23 16 0 3 1.000 -1 -13 5.48 3.55 .978 5.25 5.18
1962 CHW AL 30 3B 41 5 4 108.1 26 6 16 4 1 .846 -3 -32 1.83 0.54 .952 3.08 3.07
1962 CHW AL 30 SS 20 17 8 141.0 69 20 47 2 5 .971 1 6 4.28 3.35 .962 4.84 4.83
1962 CHW AL 30 2B 7 0 0 22.2 13 3 9 1 1 .923 2 85 4.76 1.71 .980 5.24 5.24
1963 KCA AL 31 2B 7 3 3 33.2 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 -0 -14 2.14 1.14 .980 5.08 5.09
1963 KCA AL 31 SS 4 2 1 22.0 12 4 6 2 1 .833 -2 -93 4.09 2.50 .965 4.79 4.78
1963 KCA AL 31 3B 3 2 2 22.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -65 1.64 1.33 .948 3.03 3.03
9 Seasons 3B 333 119 86 1479.2 529 156 350 23 40 .957 7 5 3.08 1.52 .951 3.18 3.15
9 Seasons SS 133 67 46 733.2 408 123 269 16 35 .961 6 10 4.81 2.95 .961 4.94 4.92
8 Seasons 2B 41 11 8 162.2 81 38 40 3 7 .963 -1 -7 4.32 1.90 .979 5.25 5.25
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1 Season LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
10 Seasons TOT 509 197 140 2379.0 1018 317 659 42 82 .959 12 6 3.69 1.92 .957 3.87 3.78
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1957 AL  1.4 (8th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1956 AL  3 (4th)
1957 AL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1956 AL  4 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1952 AL  born 1931-12-15 (7th)

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Sammy Samuel samy Esposito

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