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Chuck Essegian    \uh-SEE-jee-un\

Charles Abraham Essegian

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 9, 1931 in Boston, MA
High School: Fairfax HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 26.249, 9,111th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Dodgers/Phillies/Cardinals/... 1958-1963

Final Game: September 28, 1963 (Age 32.050)
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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
1958 26 PHI NL 39 128 114 15 28 5 2 5 16 0 0 12 34 .246 .317 .456 .774 103 52 2 0 2 0 0 7/8
1959 27 TOT NL 41 90 85 8 21 8 1 1 10 0 0 5 24 .247 .289 .400 .689 77 34 4 0 0 0 1 7/9
1959 27 STL NL 17 40 39 2 7 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 13 .179 .200 .282 .482 24 11 3 0 0 0 0 /7
1959 27 LAD NL 24 50 46 6 14 6 0 1 5 0 0 4 11 .304 .360 .500 .860 120 23 1 0 0 0 1 /97
1960 28 LAD NL 52 88 79 8 17 3 0 3 11 0 0 8 24 .215 .284 .367 .651 73 29 0 0 0 1 1 7/9
1961 29 TOT AL 65 189 173 26 50 8 1 12 36 0 0 11 35 .289 .330 .555 .885 135 96 6 1 1 3 0 879
1961 29 BAL AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 29 KCA AL 4 7 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .500 .929 148 3 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1961 29 CLE AL 60 181 166 25 48 7 1 12 35 0 0 10 33 .289 .328 .560 .888 136 93 6 1 1 3 0 879
1962 30 CLE AL 106 391 336 59 92 12 0 21 50 0 0 42 68 .274 .363 .497 .860 133 167 9 7 3 3 2 7/89
1963 31 KCA AL 101 254 231 23 52 9 0 5 27 0 0 19 48 .225 .285 .329 .614 68 76 7 1 1 2 0 7
6 Yrs 404 1140 1018 139 260 45 4 47 150 0 0 97 233 .255 .323 .446 .769 106 454 28 9 7 9 4
162 Game Avg. 162 457 408 56 104 18 2 19 60 0 0 39 93 .255 .323 .446 .769 106 182 11 4 3 4 2
KCA (2 yrs) 105 261 237 24 54 10 0 5 28 0 0 20 50 .228 .288 .333 .622 70 79 7 1 1 2 0
LAD (2 yrs) 76 138 125 14 31 9 0 4 16 0 0 12 35 .248 .312 .416 .728 91 52 1 0 0 1 2
CLE (2 yrs) 166 572 502 84 140 19 1 33 85 0 0 52 101 .279 .352 .518 .870 134 260 15 8 4 6 2
PHI (1 yr) 39 128 114 15 28 5 2 5 16 0 0 12 34 .246 .317 .456 .774 103 52 2 0 2 0 0
STL (1 yr) 17 40 39 2 7 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 13 .179 .200 .282 .482 24 11 3 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 272 834 740 108 194 29 1 38 113 0 0 72 151 .262 .332 .458 .790 113 339 22 9 5 8 2
NL (3 yrs) 132 306 278 31 66 16 3 9 37 0 0 25 82 .237 .299 .414 .713 86 115 6 0 2 1 2

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
1958 26 PHI NL 39 128 1 -0 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.2 .494 .499 0.4 -0.3 4 7/8
1959 27 STL NL 17 40 -4 0 -1 -0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .469 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $10,000 /7
1959 27 LAD NL 24 50 3 -0 -0 -1 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .503 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 /97
1960 28 LAD NL 52 88 -3 0 0 1 -1 -2 -0.3 3 1 0.1 .495 .498 -0.0 0.0 0 $13,500 7/9
1961 29 BAL AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1961 29 KCA AL 4 7 0 -0 0 1 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .529 .501 0.0 0.1 0 /7
1961 29 CLE AL 60 181 6 -0 -0 -4 -2 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.4 .499 .500 0.9 -0.7 9 879
1962 30 CLE AL 106 391 18 1 -1 -2 -4 13 1.2 12 25 2.4 .513 .508 2.7 -0.7 27 7/89
1963 31 KCA AL 101 254 -10 -1 -1 -5 -2 -19 -2.2 8 -11 -1.5 .479 .487 -0.9 -0.9 -7 7
6 Seasons 404 1140 12 -0 -2 -12 -11 -14 -2.0 37 23 1.7 .496 .498 3.3 -2.8 35 $23,500
KCA (2 yrs) 105 261 -10 -1 -1 -4 -2 -18 -2.1 8 -10 -1.3 .481 .487 -0.8 -0.8 -6
LAD (2 yrs) 76 138 -0 -0 0 -0 -1 -2 -0.2 5 4 0.3 .498 .499 0.4 -0.2 4 $13,500
CLE (2 yrs) 166 572 25 1 -1 -6 -6 13 1.1 18 30 2.8 .508 .505 3.7 -1.4 36
PHI (1 yr) 39 128 1 -0 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.2 .494 .499 0.4 -0.3 4
STL (1 yr) 17 40 -4 0 -1 -0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .469 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $10,000
BAL (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -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
1959 ❍ 27 LAD NL WS CHW W 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 .667 .750 2.667 3.417 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 .667 .750 2.667 3.417 8 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
1958 PHI NL 26 OF 30 25 24 251.1 63 59 1 3 0 .952 -2 -9 2.15 2.00 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 PHI NL 26 LF 28 24 23 233.1 57 54 0 3 0 .947 -2 -9 2.08 1.93 .975 2.01 2.00
1958 PHI NL 26 CF 2 1 1 18.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.50 1.50 .987 2.75 2.70
1959 TOT NL 27 OF 19 17 12 141.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 1.28 1.05 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 TOT NL 27 LF 13 11 6 90.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 1 9 1.40 1.08 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 STL NL 27 LF 9 8 5 64.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.27 1.00 .971 2.02 2.01
1959 STL NL 27 OF 9 8 5 64.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.27 1.00 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 LAD NL 27 OF 10 9 7 77.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.29 1.10 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 LAD NL 27 RF 6 6 6 51.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -54 1.06 1.00 .978 1.94 1.93
1959 LAD NL 27 LF 4 3 1 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 46 1.73 1.25 .972 2.04 2.00
1960 LAD NL 28 OF 18 12 9 110.1 31 29 1 1 0 .968 1 10 2.45 1.67 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 LAD NL 28 LF 16 12 9 106.1 24 22 1 1 0 .958 0 5 1.95 1.44 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 LAD NL 28 RF 2 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 150 4.50 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1961 TOT AL 29 OF 50 41 28 362.0 97 89 5 3 1 .969 -4 -12 2.34 1.88 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 TOT AL 29 LF 17 14 10 119.2 33 30 2 1 0 .970 1 6 2.41 1.88 .969 2.01 1.98
1961 KCA AL 29 LF 1 1 1 9.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 5.00 5.00 .968 2.00 2.00
1961 KCA AL 29 OF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.00 4.00 .978 2.20 2.20
1961 CLE AL 29 OF 49 40 27 353.0 93 85 5 3 1 .968 -4 -15 2.29 1.84 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 CLE AL 29 CF 19 13 11 131.1 39 34 3 2 1 .949 -3 -26 2.54 1.95 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 CLE AL 29 LF 16 13 9 110.2 28 25 2 1 0 .964 -0 -3 2.20 1.69 .969 2.01 1.98
1961 CLE AL 29 RF 16 14 7 111.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.54 1.19 .976 2.06 2.04
1962 CLE AL 30 OF 90 86 57 715.2 156 154 1 1 0 .994 -2 -3 1.95 1.72 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 CLE AL 30 LF 88 85 57 705.2 154 152 1 1 0 .994 -1 -2 1.95 1.74 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 CLE AL 30 CF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.12 1.00 .990 2.59 2.60
1962 CLE AL 30 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1963 KCA AL 31 LF 53 51 30 426.0 97 93 3 1 0 .990 -5 -13 2.03 1.81 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 KCA AL 31 OF 53 51 30 426.0 98 95 2 1 0 .990 -5 -13 2.05 1.83 .981 2.16 2.16
6 Seasons OF 260 232 160 2006.1 465 445 11 9 1 .981 -12 -7 2.05 1.75 .979 2.20 2.19
6 Seasons LF 215 197 135 1681.0 379 364 8 7 0 .982 -5 -4 1.99 1.73 .975 1.98 1.97
4 Seasons RF 25 20 13 168.0 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -22 1.45 1.08 .977 2.02 2.01
3 Seasons CF 22 15 12 157.1 43 38 3 2 1 .953 -4 -28 2.35 1.86 .983 2.61 2.58
6 Seasons TOT 260 232 160 2006.1 465 445 11 9 1 .981 -12 -7 2.05 1.75 .979 2.20 2.19
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 AL  7 (8th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1962 AL  1.95 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  1.74 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (424th), 1.7 career WAR/1.7 7yr-peak WAR/1.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1959 27 St. Louis Cardinals $10,000 ? 2/24/60 TSN
1960 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $13,500 ? 2/24/60 TSN 2/20/60 LAT $14,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,500
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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