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Al Ferrara

Alfred John Ferrara (The Bull)

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 22, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1963 (Age 23.220, 9,742nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Dodgers/Reds 1963-1971

Last Game: September 1, 1971 (Age 31.253)
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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
1963 23 LAD NL 21 52 44 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 9 .159 .275 .227 .502 52 10 0 1 1 0 0 /79
1965 25 LAD NL 41 91 81 5 17 2 1 1 10 0 0 9 20 .210 .297 .296 .593 73 24 1 1 0 0 0 97
1966 26 LAD NL 63 129 115 15 31 4 0 5 23 0 0 9 35 .270 .333 .435 .768 120 50 3 3 0 2 0 9/7
1967 27 LAD NL 122 384 347 41 96 16 1 16 50 0 1 33 73 .277 .345 .467 .812 140 162 5 3 1 0 4 97
1968 28 LAD NL 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -11 1 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1969 29 SDP NL 138 421 366 39 95 22 1 14 56 0 0 45 69 .260 .349 .440 .789 124 161 7 7 0 3 5 7
1970 30 SDP NL 138 430 372 44 103 15 4 13 51 0 0 46 63 .277 .372 .444 .816 123 165 8 11 0 1 2 7
1971 31 TOT NL 49 59 50 2 8 1 0 1 7 0 0 8 15 .160 .288 .240 .528 55 12 3 1 0 0 1 /7
1971 31 SDP NL 17 22 17 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 .118 .318 .176 .495 48 3 2 0 0 0 1 /7
1971 31 CIN NL 32 37 33 2 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 10 .182 .270 .273 .543 58 9 1 1 0 0 0 /7
8 Yrs 574 1573 1382 148 358 60 7 51 198 0 1 156 286 .259 .344 .423 .768 119 585 27 27 2 6 12
162 Game Avg. 162 444 390 42 101 17 2 14 56 0 0 44 81 .259 .344 .423 .768 119 165 8 8 1 2 3
LAD (5 yrs) 249 663 594 63 152 22 2 23 84 0 1 57 139 .256 .328 .416 .744 119 247 9 8 2 2 4
SDP (3 yrs) 293 873 755 83 200 38 5 27 109 0 0 96 137 .265 .360 .436 .795 122 329 17 18 0 4 8
CIN (1 yr) 32 37 33 2 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 10 .182 .270 .273 .543 58 9 1 1 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
1963 23 LAD NL 21 52 -3 -0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /79
1965 25 LAD NL 41 91 -2 0 -0 1 -1 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .493 .498 -0.0 -0.1 0 97
1966 26 LAD NL 63 129 2 1 -0 -3 -1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.7 -0.4 6 $11,000 9/7
1967 27 LAD NL 122 384 18 -0 -0 -4 -5 8 1.1 14 22 2.5 .508 .506 2.9 -0.9 27 97
1968 28 LAD NL 2 7 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .380 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /7
1969 29 SDP NL 138 421 13 -2 -1 -3 -4 3 0.4 14 17 1.9 .502 .502 2.1 -0.8 21 7
1970 30 SDP NL 138 430 15 -0 -1 -15 -4 -5 -0.5 15 9 1.0 .496 .497 2.4 -1.9 25 7
1971 31 SDP NL 17 22 -1 -0 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /7
1971 31 CIN NL 32 37 -1 -0 -0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.0 0.1 -0 /7
8 Seasons 574 1573 40 -1 -3 -26 -16 -6 -0.4 55 49 5.1 .499 .501 7.7 -4.3 75 $11,000
LAD (5 yrs) 249 663 14 1 -1 -8 -8 -1 -0.0 24 23 2.4 .499 .502 3.2 -1.6 31 $11,000
SDP (3 yrs) 293 873 27 -2 -2 -19 -9 -5 -0.3 30 25 2.7 .498 .499 4.5 -2.7 44
CIN (1 yr) 32 37 -1 -0 -0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.0 0.1 -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
1963 23 LAD NL 52 38 3 2.1 83 .176 .159 .245 .275 .305 .227 .366 .502 .672 52 .248 -2.5 -0.3 .459 .205 .068 .0
1965 25 LAD NL 91 65 8 3.3 88 .267 .210 .250 .297 .312 .296 .378 .593 .690 73 .402 -2.7 -0.3 .523 .198 .086 .0
1966 26 LAD NL 129 89 17 5.2 89 .338 .270 .255 .333 .313 .435 .385 .768 .697 120 .589 3.4 0.4 .713 .243 .165 .0
1967 27 LAD NL 384 258 56 5.9 83 .310 .277 .248 .345 .309 .467 .363 .812 .672 140 .671 17.4 1.8 .767 .282 .190 .0
1968 28 LAD NL 7 6 0 0.0 75 .200 .143 .243 .143 .300 .143 .342 .286 .642 -11 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .167 .000 .000
1969 29 SDP NL 421 281 58 5.5 91 .283 .260 .255 .349 .324 .440 .378 .789 .702 124 .626 13.0 1.3 .766 .303 .180 .0
1970 30 SDP NL 430 278 64 6.2 99 .303 .277 .261 .372 .333 .444 .399 .816 .732 123 .628 13.2 1.3 .801 .290 .167 .0
1971 31 TOT NL 59 45 3 1.8 88 .206 .160 .253 .288 .318 .240 .371 .528 .689 55 .183 -2.7 -0.3 .467 .240 .080 .0
1971 31 SDP NL 22 17 1 1.6 87 .167 .118 .252 .318 .316 .176 .368 .495 .685 48 .151 -0.8 -0.1 .471 .353 .059
1971 31 CIN NL 37 28 2 1.9 88 .227 .182 .254 .270 .319 .273 .372 .543 .691 58 .203 -1.8 -0.2 .464 .182 .091 .0
8 Yrs 1573 1060 209 5.3 90 .292 .259 .254 .344 .320 .423 .380 .768 .700 119 .602 38.2 3.9 .729 .276 .164 .0
162 Game Avg. 444 299 59 5.3 90 .292 .259 .254 .344 .320 .423 .380 .768 .700 119 .602 11 1 .729 .276 .164
LAD (5 yrs) 663 456 84 5.0 85 .297 .256 .249 .328 .310 .416 .370 .744 .679 119 .594 14.7 1.5 .688 .254 .160 .0
SDP (3 yrs) 873 576 123 5.7 95 .291 .265 .258 .360 .328 .436 .388 .795 .716 122 .618 25.4 2.5 .774 .298 .171 .0
CIN (1 yr) 37 28 2 1.9 88 .227 .182 .254 .270 .319 .273 .372 .543 .691 58 .202 -1.8 -0.2 .464 .182 .091 .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
1966 26 LAD NL WS BAL L 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 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
1963 23 LAD NL 52 1.9% 17.3% 11.5% 1.9% 14% 1.50 4.9 44.0 44.0 0.36 65%
1965 25 LAD NL 91 1.1% 22.0% 9.9% 4.4% 24% 2.22 4.1 81.0 8.1 0.83 66%
1966 26 LAD NL 129 3.9% 27.1% 7.0% 7.0% 29% 3.89 3.3 23.0 5.0 1.08 60%
1967 27 LAD NL 384 4.2% 19.0% 8.6% 8.6% 34% 2.21 4.8 21.7 6.9 0.48 67%
1968 28 LAD NL 7 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.5 3.00 71%
1969 29 SDP NL 421 3.3% 16.4% 10.7% 8.8% 39% 1.53 5.3 26.1 6.5 0.79 68%
1970 30 SDP NL 430 3.0% 14.7% 10.7% 7.4% 31% 1.37 5.9 28.6 7.3 0.93 69%
1971 31 TOT NL 59 1.7% 25.4% 13.6% 3.4% 25% 1.88 3.3 50.0 7.1 0.67 58%
1971 31 SDP NL 22 0.0% 22.7% 22.7% 4.6% 50% 1.00 3.4 8.5 0.71 55%
1971 31 CIN NL 37 2.7% 27.0% 8.1% 2.7% 17% 3.33 3.3 33.0 6.6 0.64 59%
8 Yrs 1573 3.2% 18.2% 9.9% 7.5% 33% 1.83 4.8 27.1 7.0 0.73 67%
MLB Averages 2.1% 15.3% 8.3% 6.1% 28% 1.86 5.8 42.7 9.2 1.12 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1963 23 LAD NL -2.5 -0.3 52 -0.6 0.5 -1.1 1.13 -0.2 -0.3 -3.5 -0.4 0.91 -1.3 1.71 8
1965 25 LAD NL -2.7 -0.3 92 -0.2 1.8 -2.0 1.28 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.91 -3.1 2.33 12
1966 26 LAD NL 3.4 0.4 132 0.4 3.4 -3.0 1.35 0.3 0.0 1.9 0.2 1.03 3.1 2.51 31
1967 27 LAD NL 17.4 1.8 392 1.3 8.8 -7.5 1.13 2.4 -1.2 20.3 2.2 0.95 23.0 1.67 28
1968 28 LAD NL -0.9 -0.1 7 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 .98 -0.1 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1 0.74 -1.0 0
1969 29 SDP NL 13.0 1.3 430 1.0 9.6 -8.6 1.19 2.0 -1.2 18.2 1.9 0.97 16.3 1.76 38
1970 30 SDP NL 13.2 1.3 435 1.3 8.4 -7.1 1.02 1.7 -0.5 19.3 1.9 0.94 19.3 1.73 36
1971 31 TOT NL -2.7 -0.3 59 -0.6 1.1 -1.7 1.29 0.1 -0.5 -2.6 -0.3 0.94 -0.5 1.44 37
1971 31 SDP NL -0.8 -0.1 22 0.3 0.6 -0.3 1.04 -0.0 0.3 -1.1 -0.1 0.92 -1.1 1.14 12
1971 31 CIN NL -1.8 -0.2 37 -0.8 0.6 -1.4 1.44 0.1 -0.7 -1.5 -0.2 0.95 0.6 1.58 25
8 Yrs 38.2 3.9 1599 2.5 33.6 -31.1 1.15 5.7 -3.5 52.6 5.5 0.95 55.9 1.83 190

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
1963 23 LAD NL 0 0 7% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1965 25 LAD NL 1 0 14% 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
1966 26 LAD NL 0 0 26% 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 42% 5 4 1 2 1 1 5 1 3
1967 27 LAD NL 5 0 22% 161 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 9 42% 12 10 2 3 2 1 11 3 8
1968 28 LAD NL 0 0 0% 1 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
1969 29 SDP NL 7 0 19% 138 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 1 4 6 45% 15 10 5 4 1 1 10 3 7
1970 30 SDP NL 7 0 21% 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 10 32% 18 14 4 5 3 2 11 4 5
1971 31 TOT NL 1 0 6% 11 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
1971 31 SDP NL 0 0 0% 3 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
1971 31 CIN NL 1 0 11% 8 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
8 Yrs 21 0 20% 549 0 1 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 1 1 2 6 30 38% 58 44 14 16 9 5 37 11 23

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
1963 23 LAD NL 52 63% 7 8 1 0 0 1.71 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 100% 7 0 0% 2 1 50% 25 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1965 25 LAD NL 91 75% 17 12 3 1 2 2.33 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 1 8% 5 1 20% 55 9 16% 6 3 50% 2 1 50% 0
1966 26 LAD NL 129 68% 31 31 5 0 7 2.51 5 0 2 2 3 0 5 1 1 0 0% 24 3 13% 14 4 29% 95 18 19% 11 7 64% 5 2 40% 0
1967 27 LAD NL 384 52% 96 28 5 0 3 1.67 16 0 7 6 10 9 7 0 1 1 100% 55 5 9% 20 3 15% 228 38 17% 20 9 45% 13 6 46% 0
1968 28 LAD NL 7 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1969 29 SDP NL 421 25% 95 38 7 2 6 1.76 14 1 7 10 4 7 7 0 0 0 73 7 10% 31 4 13% 266 43 16% 26 10 38% 12 4 33% 0
1970 30 SDP NL 430 17% 103 36 9 0 3 1.73 13 0 9 12 1 3 10 0 0 0 68 8 12% 24 5 21% 254 41 16% 20 10 50% 11 3 27% 0
1971 31 TOT NL 59 46% 8 37 6 1 4 1.44 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0% 8 3 38% 5 0 0% 41 7 17% 4 1 25% 2 0 0% 0
1971 31 SDP NL 22 45% 2 12 2 0 1 1.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 2 0 0% 15 2 13% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1971 31 CIN NL 37 46% 6 25 4 1 3 1.58 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0% 4 1 25% 3 0 0% 26 5 19% 3 1 33% 1 0 0% 0
8 Yrs 1573 38% 358 190 36 4 25 1.83 51 1 33 31 20 20 31 1 4 2 50% 248 27 11% 101 18 18% 967 156 16% 88 40 45% 46 16 35% 0
MLB Averages 53% 77% 11% 30% 13% 47% 52%

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
1963 23 21 52 44 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 9 .159 .275 .227 .502 52 10 0 1 1 0 0
1964 24 21 52 44 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 9 .159 .275 .227 .502 52 10 0 1 1 0 0
1965 25 62 143 125 7 24 2 1 2 11 0 0 15 29 .192 .289 .272 .561 66 34 1 2 1 0 0
1966 26 125 272 240 22 55 6 1 7 34 0 0 24 64 .229 .310 .350 .660 92 84 4 5 1 2 0
1967 27 247 656 587 63 151 22 2 23 84 0 1 57 137 .257 .330 .419 .749 120 246 9 8 2 2 4
1968 28 249 663 594 63 152 22 2 23 84 0 1 57 139 .256 .328 .416 .744 119 247 9 8 2 2 4
1969 29 387 1084 960 102 247 44 3 37 140 0 1 102 208 .257 .336 .425 .761 121 408 16 15 2 5 9
1970 30 525 1514 1332 146 350 59 7 50 191 0 1 148 271 .263 .347 .430 .777 121 573 24 26 2 6 11
1971 31 574 1573 1382 148 358 60 7 51 198 0 1 156 286 .259 .344 .423 .768 119 585 27 27 2 6 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
1963 23 21 54 45 2 8 0 0 1 1 0 7 9 .178 .302 .244 .546 3 21
1965 25 41 93 82 6 18 2 1 1 11 0 10 20 .220 .312 .305 .617 8 41
1966 26 63 133 118 18 34 4 0 5 27 0 10 35 .288 .353 .449 .803 19 63
1967 27 122 404 362 52 111 18 1 18 64 0 38 73 .307 .377 .511 .888 70 122
1968 28 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1969 29 138 432 373 44 102 24 1 15 63 0 48 69 .273 .366 .464 .830 62 138
1970 30 138 433 374 46 105 15 4 13 53 0 47 63 .281 .376 .447 .823 61 138
1971 31 49 61 51 2 9 1 0 1 9 0 9 15 .176 .311 .255 .566 4 49
8 Yrs 574 1617 1412 170 387 64 7 54 228 0 169 286 .274 .362 .444 .806 227 574
162 Game Avg. 162 456 399 48 109 18 2 15 64 0 48 81 .274 .362 .444 .806 64 574



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 NL  11 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (290th), 5.1 career WAR/5.4 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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