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Dan Ford

Darnell Glenn Ford (Disco Dan)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 19, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1975 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1975 [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels/Orioles 1975-1985
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: May 31, 1985 (Age 33)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1320. Sandy Alomar… #1321. Tom Paciorek… #1322. Cody Ross… #1323. DAN FORD… #1324. Jacque Jones… #1325. Ivey Wingo… #1326. Jim Lemon… 

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
1975 23 MIN AL 130 478 440 72 123 21 1 15 59 6 7 30 79 .280 .333 .434 .767 114 191 10 5 3 0 2 *8/D9
1976 24 MIN AL 145 571 514 87 137 24 7 20 86 17 6 36 118 .267 .323 .457 .781 125 235 12 10 5 6 2 *9/D
1977 25 MIN AL 144 510 453 66 121 25 7 11 60 6 4 41 79 .267 .338 .426 .764 108 193 12 10 1 5 3 *9/8D7
1978 26 MIN AL 151 654 592 78 162 36 10 11 82 7 7 48 88 .274 .332 .424 .756 110 251 15 5 6 3 6 *8/9D
1979 27 CAL AL 142 628 569 100 165 26 5 21 101 8 5 40 86 .290 .333 .464 .797 117 264 17 3 3 13 0 *98 MVP-26
1980 28 CAL AL 65 249 226 22 63 11 0 7 26 0 1 19 45 .279 .339 .420 .759 110 95 15 2 1 1 1 9D
1981 29 CAL AL 97 409 375 53 104 14 1 15 48 2 2 23 71 .277 .327 .440 .767 121 165 16 5 5 1 3 *9
1982 30 BAL AL 123 453 421 46 99 21 3 10 43 5 2 23 71 .235 .279 .371 .650 77 156 9 4 2 3 1 *9/D
1983 31 BAL AL 103 448 407 63 114 30 4 9 55 9 2 29 55 .280 .328 .440 .768 112 179 9 3 3 6 1 9
1984 32 BAL AL 25 100 91 7 21 4 0 1 5 1 0 7 13 .231 .286 .308 .593 67 28 3 0 2 0 0 9/D
1985 33 BAL AL 28 82 75 4 14 2 0 1 1 0 1 7 17 .187 .256 .253 .509 43 19 3 0 0 0 0 D
11 Yrs 1153 4582 4163 598 1123 214 38 121 566 61 37 303 722 .270 .324 .427 .750 109 1776 121 47 31 38 19
162 Game Avg. 162 644 585 84 158 30 5 17 80 9 5 43 101 .270 .324 .427 .750 109 250 17 7 4 5 3
MIN (4 yrs) 570 2213 1999 303 543 106 25 57 287 36 24 155 364 .272 .331 .435 .766 114 870 49 30 15 14 13
BAL (4 yrs) 279 1083 994 120 248 57 7 21 104 15 5 66 156 .249 .298 .384 .683 88 382 24 7 7 9 2
CAL (3 yrs) 304 1286 1170 175 332 51 6 43 175 10 8 82 202 .284 .332 .448 .780 117 524 48 10 9 15 4

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
1975 23 MIN AL 130 478 10 -2 -0 -12 -0 -6 -0.5 17 11 1.1 .495 .496 2.5 -1.3 24 *8/D9
1976 24 MIN AL 145 571 13 3 0 -3 -6 7 0.9 20 28 2.9 .506 .505 3.3 -1.0 31 $30,000 *9/D
1977 25 MIN AL 144 510 6 1 -1 -5 -5 -4 -0.3 18 14 1.5 .497 .498 2.0 -1.0 19 $60,000 *9/8D7
1978 26 MIN AL 151 654 9 0 1 -18 -0 -9 -0.9 23 14 1.3 .493 .494 3.3 -2.0 32 $60,000 *8/9D
1979 27 CAL AL 142 628 12 2 0 -6 -5 4 0.5 22 25 2.5 .503 .502 3.1 -1.1 31 *98 MVP-26
1980 28 CAL AL 65 249 2 -1 -1 -10 -3 -13 -1.3 9 -5 -0.5 .479 .492 0.5 -1.3 5 9D
1981 29 CAL AL 97 409 9 2 -2 -1 -4 4 0.5 14 18 1.8 .505 .503 2.0 -0.5 19 *9
1982 30 BAL AL 123 453 -11 1 -0 7 -4 -8 -0.8 15 8 0.6 .493 .495 0.0 0.2 1 *9/D
1983 31 BAL AL 103 448 4 -0 -0 -4 -4 -4 -0.3 15 11 1.1 .496 .498 1.5 -0.7 15 9
1984 32 BAL AL 25 100 -2 -0 -1 2 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 9/D
1985 33 BAL AL 28 82 -6 -1 -0 0 -3 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.8 .463 .494 -0.7 -0.2 -7 $450,000 D
11 Seasons 1153 4582 47 4 -5 -51 -36 -40 -3.4 159 120 11.7 .496 .498 17.3 -8.8 171 $600,000
MIN (4 yrs) 570 2213 38 2 -0 -39 -12 -12 -0.8 79 67 6.8 .498 .498 11.0 -5.3 106 $150,000
BAL (4 yrs) 279 1083 -15 -0 -1 5 -12 -23 -2.3 37 13 1.1 .491 .496 0.7 -0.7 9 $450,000
CAL (3 yrs) 304 1286 24 3 -3 -16 -12 -5 -0.3 44 39 3.8 .498 .500 5.6 -2.9 56

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
1979 27 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 17 17 2 5 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 .294 .294 .706 1.000 12 1 0 0 0 0
1983 31 BAL AL ALCS CHW W 2 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 1 0 0 0 0
1983 31 BAL AL WS PHI W 5 14 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 .167 .286 .417 .702 5 0 1 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 11 36 34 3 8 2 0 3 5 0 0 1 6 .235 .278 .559 .837 19 2 1 0 0 0
2 ALCS 6 22 22 2 6 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .636 .909 14 2 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 14 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 .167 .286 .417 .702 5 0 1 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
1975 MIN AL 23 OF 120 103 100 947.0 252 246 3 3 2 .988 -12 -16 2.37 2.08 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 MIN AL 23 CF 119 102 100 938.2 252 247 2 3 1 .988 -12 -16 2.39 2.09 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 MIN AL 23 DH 3 0
1975 MIN AL 23 RF 2 1 0 8.1 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -29 3.24 1.50 .977 2.05 2.10
1976 MIN AL 24 OF 139 134 123 1198.2 282 267 6 9 1 .968 -3 -3 2.05 1.96 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 MIN AL 24 RF 139 134 123 1198.2 281 266 6 9 1 .968 -3 -3 2.04 1.96 .980 2.21 2.22
1976 MIN AL 24 DH 3 0
1977 MIN AL 25 OF 137 111 96 1042.0 222 205 9 8 2 .964 -5 -6 1.85 1.56 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 MIN AL 25 RF 135 109 95 1022.0 219 202 9 8 2 .963 -6 -6 1.86 1.56 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 MIN AL 25 CF 3 1 0 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 1.00 .983 2.85 2.80
1977 MIN AL 25 DH 3 0
1977 MIN AL 25 LF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
1978 MIN AL 26 OF 149 147 144 1319.2 391 376 6 9 2 .977 -18 -17 2.61 2.56 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 MIN AL 26 CF 146 143 141 1292.2 385 370 6 9 2 .977 -18 -17 2.62 2.58 .984 2.97 2.94
1978 MIN AL 26 RF 4 4 3 27.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.00 0.75 .977 2.23 2.22
1978 MIN AL 26 DH 1 0
1979 CAL AL 27 OF 141 141 121 1216.0 350 332 10 8 2 .977 -6 -6 2.53 2.43 .981 2.46 2.43 MVP-26
1979 CAL AL 27 RF 124 116 105 1006.0 275 261 9 5 2 .982 -2 -2 2.42 2.18 .980 2.25 2.22 MVP-26
1979 CAL AL 27 CF 28 25 16 210.0 76 72 1 3 0 .961 -4 -25 3.13 2.61 .983 2.92 2.88 MVP-26
1980 CAL AL 28 OF 45 44 28 353.0 83 75 3 5 0 .940 -10 -33 1.99 1.73 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 CAL AL 28 RF 45 44 28 353.0 83 75 3 5 0 .940 -10 -33 1.99 1.73 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 CAL AL 28 DH 15 14
1981 CAL AL 29 OF 97 94 90 831.0 199 188 3 8 0 .960 -1 -1 2.07 1.97 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 CAL AL 29 RF 96 94 90 831.0 198 187 2 9 0 .955 -1 -1 2.05 1.97 .980 2.16 2.15
1982 BAL AL 30 OF 119 98 89 921.1 276 263 6 7 2 .975 7 9 2.63 2.26 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 BAL AL 30 RF 119 98 89 921.1 276 263 6 7 2 .975 7 9 2.63 2.26 .981 2.27 2.26
1982 BAL AL 30 DH 1 0
1983 BAL AL 31 OF 103 100 85 855.2 223 218 2 3 0 .987 -4 -5 2.31 2.14 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 BAL AL 31 RF 103 100 85 855.2 227 222 2 3 1 .987 -4 -5 2.36 2.17 .978 2.25 2.23
1984 BAL AL 32 OF 15 15 9 123.0 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2 17 2.71 2.47 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 BAL AL 32 RF 15 15 9 123.0 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2 17 2.71 2.47 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 BAL AL 32 DH 8 8
1985 BAL AL 33 DH 27 16
10 Seasons OF 1065 987 885 8807.1 2315 2206 49 60 11 .974 -51 -7 2.30 2.12 .980 2.45 2.43
10 Seasons RF 782 715 627 6346.0 1602 1517 39 46 9 .971 -17 -3 2.21 1.99 .979 2.20 2.19
4 Seasons CF 296 271 257 2453.1 716 692 9 15 3 .979 -34 -17 2.57 2.37 .984 2.92 2.89
1 Season LF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 1065 987 885 8807.1 2315 2206 49 60 11 .974 -51 -7 2.30 2.12 .980 2.45 2.43
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (26, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1976 AL  .457 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1978 AL  592 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 AL  87 (10th)
1979 AL  100 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1978 AL  36 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1978 AL  10 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  20 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1976 AL  118 (3rd)
1981 AL  71 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  51 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1976 AL  10 (2nd)
1977 AL  10 (5th)
1981 AL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 AL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1979 AL  17 (10th)
1981 AL  16 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1976 AL  18.4 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1976 AL  25.7 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1979 AL  3.7 (10th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 AL  146 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 AL  9 (2nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  139 (4th)
1977 AL  135 (4th)
1981 AL  96 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  266 (4th)
1981 AL  187 (3rd)
1983 AL  222 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  9 (4th)
1979 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (1st)
1977 AL  8 (3rd)
1979 AL  5 (3rd)
1981 AL  9 (1st)
1982 AL  7 (4th)
Career  46 (70th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1978 AL  149 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (5th)
1978 AL  9 (4th)
1979 AL  8 (4th)
1981 AL  8 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  .988 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1979 AL  2.42 (2nd)
1982 AL  2.63 (2nd)
1983 AL  2.36 (5th)
Career  2.21 (30th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  2.18 (3rd)
1981 AL  1.97 (4th)
1982 AL  2.26 (4th)
1983 AL  2.17 (3rd)
Career  1.99 (67th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  .968 (5th)
1977 AL  .963 (5th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 17 (1136), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1228), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1415), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (177th), 11.7 career WAR/12.2 7yr-peak WAR/12.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197624Minnesota Twins$30,0001/1/77 TSN
197725Minnesota Twins$60,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
197826Minnesota Twins$60,0009/23/78 TSN
198533Baltimore Orioles$450,0001985 USA Today survey
198634Baltimore Orioles$350,0001986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$950,000
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: Darnell Disco Dan daniel danny darryl daryl Glenn Ford

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