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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Dodgers/Reds 1963-1971

Final Game: September 1, 1971 (Age 31.253)
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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
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

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

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
1963 LAD NL 23 OF 11 9 8 92.1 20 18 1 1 0 .950 -1 -9 1.85 1.73 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 LAD NL 23 LF 6 5 4 53.0 13 11 1 1 0 .923 -1 -16 2.04 2.00 .971 1.80 1.78
1963 LAD NL 23 RF 5 4 4 39.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.60 1.40 .976 1.83 1.82
1965 LAD NL 25 OF 27 20 12 188.0 41 38 0 3 0 .927 1 5 1.82 1.41 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 LAD NL 25 RF 19 18 11 150.1 35 33 0 2 0 .943 2 12 1.98 1.74 .975 1.95 1.95
1965 LAD NL 25 LF 10 2 1 37.2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -22 1.19 0.50 .967 1.72 1.71
1966 LAD NL 26 OF 32 20 17 202.2 45 43 0 2 0 .956 -3 -16 1.91 1.34 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 LAD NL 26 RF 29 18 15 183.2 44 42 0 2 0 .955 -2 -15 2.06 1.45 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 LAD NL 26 LF 3 2 2 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -25 0.47 0.33 .960 1.75 1.73
1967 LAD NL 27 OF 94 87 47 735.2 139 135 1 3 0 .978 -4 -7 1.66 1.45 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 LAD NL 27 RF 69 62 31 523.0 96 93 1 2 0 .979 -3 -7 1.62 1.36 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 LAD NL 27 LF 29 25 16 212.2 45 44 0 1 0 .978 -1 -8 1.86 1.52 .969 1.74 1.74
1968 LAD NL 28 LF 2 2 1 16.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -75 0.56 0.50 .965 1.63 1.65
1968 LAD NL 28 OF 2 2 1 16.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -75 0.56 0.50 .975 2.02 2.05
1969 SDP NL 29 LF 96 95 56 757.2 135 125 4 6 2 .956 -3 -5 1.53 1.34 .963 1.69 1.68
1969 SDP NL 29 OF 96 95 56 757.2 142 131 5 6 2 .958 -3 -5 1.62 1.42 .973 2.02 2.01
1970 SDP NL 30 LF 96 94 46 722.0 118 112 2 4 0 .966 -15 -25 1.42 1.19 .971 1.75 1.75
1970 SDP NL 30 OF 96 94 46 722.0 125 119 2 4 0 .968 -15 -25 1.51 1.26 .976 2.07 2.06
1971 TOT NL 31 LF 7 5 3 40.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.77 1.14 .970 1.86 1.87
1971 TOT NL 31 OF 7 5 3 40.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.77 1.14 .979 2.19 2.20
1971 SDP NL 31 LF 2 2 2 17.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 0.53 0.50 .970 1.85 1.85
1971 SDP NL 31 OF 2 2 2 17.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 0.53 0.50 .980 2.17 2.20
1971 CIN NL 31 LF 5 3 1 23.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 2.66 1.40 .970 1.86 1.88
1971 CIN NL 31 OF 5 3 1 23.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 2.66 1.40 .979 2.21 2.20
8 Seasons OF 365 332 190 2755.0 522 493 9 20 2 .962 -26 -11 1.64 1.38 .975 2.04 2.03
8 Seasons LF 249 230 129 1858.2 328 307 7 14 2 .957 -23 -15 1.52 1.26 .967 1.73 1.72
4 Seasons RF 122 102 61 896.1 182 175 1 6 0 .967 -4 -5 1.77 1.44 .976 1.99 1.99
8 Seasons TOT 365 332 190 2755.0 522 493 9 20 2 .962 -26 -11 1.64 1.38 .975 2.04 2.03
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
1970 NL  11 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  2 (1st)

             

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

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
1966 26 Los Angeles Dodgers $11,000 ? 2/5/66 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,000
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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Name and misspellings: The Alfred John Bull alphonse allen allan alberto alan Al Ferrara

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