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Lew Ford

Jon Lewis Ford (twitter: @Captainlew20)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 12, 1976 in Beaumont, TX
High School: Port Neches-Groves HS (Port Neches, TX)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Seminole State College (Seminole, OK), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 2003 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Orioles 2003-2012
Agents: LSW Baseball [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2012 (Age 36)
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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
2003 26 MIN AL 34 83 73 16 24 7 1 3 15 2 0 8 9 .329 .402 .575 .978 154 42 1 1 1 0 0 8/79D
2004 27 MIN AL 154 658 569 89 170 31 4 15 72 20 2 67 75 .299 .381 .446 .827 114 254 15 13 2 7 3 *78D9 MVP-24
2005 28 MIN AL 147 590 522 70 138 30 4 7 53 13 6 45 85 .264 .338 .377 .716 89 197 9 16 2 5 2 8D79
2006 29 MIN AL 104 255 234 40 53 6 1 4 18 9 1 16 43 .226 .287 .312 .599 57 73 5 4 1 0 0 798/D
2007 30 MIN AL 55 130 116 13 27 6 0 3 14 3 1 11 24 .233 .315 .362 .677 83 42 4 3 0 0 0 78/D9
2012 35 BAL AL 25 79 71 7 13 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 .183 .256 .352 .609 64 25 3 0 1 0 0 7/D9
6 Yrs 519 1795 1585 235 425 83 10 35 176 48 10 154 249 .268 .345 .399 .744 95 633 37 37 7 12 5
162 Game Avg. 162 560 495 73 133 26 3 11 55 15 3 48 78 .268 .345 .399 .744 95 198 12 12 2 4 2
MIN (5 yrs) 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
BAL (1 yr) 25 79 71 7 13 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 .183 .256 .352 .609 64 25 3 0 1 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
2003 26 MIN AL 34 83 5 1 1 3 -1 9 0.9 3 12 1.2 .525 .505 0.9 0.2 9 8/79D
2004 27 MIN AL 154 658 10 4 1 11 -5 21 2.2 25 45 4.5 .513 .512 3.3 0.7 34 *78D9 MVP-24
2005 28 MIN AL 147 590 -7 2 3 9 -4 3 0.3 22 25 2.4 .502 .502 1.5 0.5 16 $385,000 8D79
2006 29 MIN AL 104 255 -15 2 -0 9 -4 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.2 .492 .495 -0.7 0.6 -7 $425,000 798/D
2007 30 MIN AL 55 130 -3 0 0 0 -2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $985,000 78/D9
2012 35 BAL AL 25 79 -4 1 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 7/D9
6 Seasons 519 1795 -13 10 4 34 -17 18 2.0 67 85 8.4 .503 .503 4.9 1.9 51 $1,795,000
MIN (5 yrs) 494 1716 -9 9 4 32 -16 21 2.3 64 85 8.4 .504 .503 5.1 1.9 53 $1,795,000
BAL (1 yr) 25 79 -4 1 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -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
2003 26 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 27 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 3 13 11 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 .273 .385 .364 .748 4 0 2 0 0 0
2006 29 MIN AL ALDS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 35 BAL AL ALWC TEX W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 35 BAL AL ALDS NYY L 3 8 8 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875 4 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (5 Series) 9 22 20 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 8 0 2 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 8 22 20 2 6 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 8 0 2 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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2003 MIN AL 26 OF 25 12 11 151.2 39 35 1 3 1 .923 -6 3 -47 23 2.14 1.44 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 MIN AL 26 CF 13 5 5 74.2 21 18 1 2 1 .905 -4 0 -66 0 2.29 1.46 .990 2.78 2.75
2003 MIN AL 26 LF 8 4 3 43.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -50 25 1.67 1.00 .985 2.18 2.14
2003 MIN AL 26 RF 6 3 3 34.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -0 2 -4 71 2.65 1.67 .980 2.12 2.08
2003 MIN AL 26 DH 4 0
2004 MIN AL 27 OF 126 121 108 1106.2 279 268 7 4 0 .986 6 11 6 11 2.24 2.18 .985 2.30 2.28 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 LF 81 77 70 680.2 155 149 5 1 0 .994 8 9 14 16 2.04 1.90 .983 2.04 2.03 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 CF 46 35 33 341.0 105 101 1 3 0 .971 -2 2 -8 7 2.69 2.22 .988 2.64 2.62 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 DH 26 25 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 RF 10 9 5 85.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.01 1.90 .983 2.22 2.21 MVP-24
2005 MIN AL 28 OF 95 88 83 815.0 213 198 9 6 1 .972 -5 9 -7 13 2.29 2.18 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 MIN AL 28 CF 63 60 56 548.0 151 140 7 4 1 .974 -3 9 -7 19 2.41 2.33 .989 2.69 2.66
2005 MIN AL 28 DH 44 44
2005 MIN AL 28 LF 18 14 14 134.0 35 32 2 1 0 .971 2 0 13 0 2.28 1.89 .988 2.10 2.08
2005 MIN AL 28 RF 16 14 13 133.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -3 0 -30 0 1.76 1.63 .982 2.12 2.10
2006 MIN AL 29 OF 92 52 43 531.1 138 132 4 2 2 .986 -2 9 -5 20 2.30 1.48 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 MIN AL 29 LF 64 30 26 321.1 73 72 1 0 0 1.000 1 6 5 22 2.04 1.14 .986 2.06 2.03
2006 MIN AL 29 RF 22 20 15 169.0 57 53 3 1 2 .982 -2 4 -18 28 2.98 2.55 .984 2.20 2.17
2006 MIN AL 29 CF 13 2 2 41.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -1 -1 -32 -29 1.54 0.54 .989 2.66 2.61
2006 MIN AL 29 DH 5 1
2007 MIN AL 30 OF 49 27 23 293.1 61 59 1 1 1 .984 -7 0 -28 0 1.84 1.22 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 MIN AL 30 LF 35 25 21 233.1 48 46 1 1 1 .979 -3 3 -16 15 1.81 1.34 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 MIN AL 30 CF 14 0 0 37.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -3 -133 -97 1.70 0.50 .989 2.70 2.68
2007 MIN AL 30 DH 3 0
2007 MIN AL 30 RF 3 2 2 23.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 26 0 2.35 2.00 .985 2.07 2.07
2012 BAL AL 35 OF 18 12 5 105.0 29 27 2 0 0 1.000 5 2 62 22 2.49 1.61 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 BAL AL 35 LF 13 9 2 72.0 18 16 2 0 0 1.000 2 1 33 17 2.25 1.38 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 BAL AL 35 DH 8 7
2012 BAL AL 35 RF 6 3 3 33.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 87 36 3.00 1.83 .984 1.99 1.98
6 Seasons OF 405 312 273 3003.0 759 719 24 16 5 .979 -9 34 -4 13 2.23 1.83 .986 2.30 2.28
6 Seasons LF 219 159 136 1484.1 337 323 11 3 1 .991 8 20 6 16 2.03 1.53 .985 2.06 2.04
5 Seasons CF 149 102 96 1041.2 292 273 9 10 2 .966 -15 7 -17 8 2.44 1.89 .989 2.68 2.65
6 Seasons RF 63 51 41 477.0 131 124 4 3 2 .977 -3 7 -8 17 2.42 2.03 .983 2.15 2.13
6 Seasons TOT 405 312 273 3003.0 759 719 24 16 5 .979 -9 34 -4 13 2.23 1.83 .986 2.30 2.28
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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))
2004 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2004 AL  13 (6th)
2005 AL  16 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
2004 AL  90.91 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2005 AL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2005 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 AL  2 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2005 AL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  8 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (236th), 8.4 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
200528Minnesota Twins$385,000
200629Minnesota Twins$425,000
200730Minnesota Twins$985,000
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2013, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,795,000
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: Jon Lew Lewis lou Ford

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