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Whitey Ford

Edward Charles Ford (The Chairman of the Board or Slick)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: October 21, 1928 in New York, NY
High School: Aviation Tech HS (New York, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 1950 (Age 21.253)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1950-1967

Final Game: May 21, 1967 (Age 38.212)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1974 (284/365 ballots).
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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
1950 21 NYY AL 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 23 7 1 0 4 1 MVP-21,RoY-2
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 NYY AL 33 85 75 10 20 2 0 0 10 0 0 9 13 .267 .345 .293 .639 77 22 3 0 1 1 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 34 78 62 7 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 9 15 .161 .264 .177 .441 25 11 0 0 7 1 1 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 39 100 86 9 14 0 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .163 .258 .198 .455 25 17 1 0 3 0 0 1 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 31 92 78 9 17 2 0 0 4 0 0 9 14 .218 .299 .244 .542 47 19 0 0 5 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 24 50 42 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 -4 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 30 84 73 10 15 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 .205 .266 .219 .485 38 16 1 1 5 0 0 1 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 35 80 65 6 15 4 0 1 6 0 0 12 11 .231 .351 .338 .689 94 22 0 0 3 0 0 1 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 33 66 53 4 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 9 14 .151 .274 .189 .463 31 10 0 0 4 0 0 1 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 39 114 96 11 17 1 0 0 10 0 0 12 17 .177 .266 .188 .454 27 18 1 0 5 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 38 99 85 5 10 2 0 0 5 1 0 8 22 .118 .198 .141 .339 -6 12 0 1 3 2 0 1 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 38 103 92 5 13 2 0 1 4 2 2 6 22 .141 .194 .196 .390 10 18 2 0 5 0 0 1 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 39 85 67 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 10 23 .119 .244 .134 .378 8 9 0 1 7 0 0 1 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 38 93 82 4 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 26 .183 .230 .195 .425 23 16 0 0 6 0 0 1
1966 37 NYY AL 22 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .053 .000 .053 -83 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1967 38 NYY AL 7 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .154 .308 -7 2 0 0 2 0 0 /1
16 Yrs 500 1207 1023 91 177 19 0 3 69 3 2 113 224 .173 .256 .200 .457 28 205 10 3 65 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 391 331 29 57 6 0 1 22 1 1 37 73 .173 .256 .200 .457 28 66 3 1 21

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
1950 21 NYY AL 20 44 -4 -1 -0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000 1 MVP-21,RoY-2
1953 24 NYY AL 33 85 -1 -0 -1 0 9 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .524 .505 0.8 0.0 8 $9,500 1 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 34 78 -6 -0 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $16,250 1 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 39 100 -9 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $21,000 1 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 31 92 -7 -0 1 0 10 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $28,500 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 24 50 -7 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $34,000 1 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 30 84 -5 0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .517 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $34,000 1 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 35 80 0 -1 0 0 9 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .526 .506 0.9 -0.0 9 $31,000 1 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 33 66 -5 -0 1 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $36,000 1 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 39 114 -9 -0 0 0 13 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 $36,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 38 99 -13 -1 0 0 12 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $47,500 1 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 38 103 -11 -0 0 0 11 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $50,000 1 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 39 85 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.1 1 $53,000 1 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 38 93 -9 -1 1 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $58,000 1
1966 37 NYY AL 22 19 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $60,000 1
1967 38 NYY AL 7 15 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $60,000 /1
16 Seasons 500 1207 -101 -3 5 0 136 36 3.4 0 36 3.4 .507 .502 3.7 -0.3 36 $579,750

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
1950 21 NYY AL 44 34 2 1.6 111 .219 .194 .275 .275 .361 .194 .412 .469 .773 23 .108 -4.1 -0.4 .367 .111 .000
1953 24 NYY AL 85 59 8 3.6 99 .323 .267 .265 .345 .340 .293 .390 .639 .730 77 .408 -2.1 -0.2 .534 .147 .027
1954 25 NYY AL 78 60 3 1.3 96 .208 .161 .262 .264 .337 .177 .383 .441 .720 25 .108 -6.1 -0.6 .385 .161 .016
1955 26 NYY AL 100 76 5 1.8 102 .188 .163 .265 .258 .345 .198 .395 .455 .740 25 .148 -9.3 -0.9 .384 .163 .035 .0
1956 27 NYY AL 92 66 7 2.8 104 .266 .218 .264 .299 .345 .244 .402 .542 .748 47 .276 -5.8 -0.6 .459 .141 .026
1957 28 NYY AL 50 41 2 1.3 99 .171 .143 .262 .200 .334 .143 .396 .343 .729 -4 .100 -6.1 -0.6 .250 .071 .000
1958 29 NYY AL 84 64 5 2.1 95 .238 .205 .257 .266 .325 .219 .390 .485 .715 38 .212 -6.1 -0.6 .373 .082 .014
1959 30 NYY AL 80 53 9 4.6 95 .264 .231 .256 .351 .326 .338 .391 .689 .717 94 .517 0.1 0.0 .680 .292 .108 .0
1960 31 NYY AL 66 49 4 2.2 97 .205 .151 .258 .274 .330 .189 .394 .463 .724 31 .213 -4.8 -0.5 .422 .208 .038
1961 32 NYY AL 114 86 6 1.9 100 .213 .177 .258 .266 .332 .188 .401 .454 .734 27 .158 -9.6 -1.0 .375 .135 .010
1962 33 NYY AL 99 80 3 1.0 101 .154 .118 .261 .198 .333 .141 .406 .339 .739 -6 .060 -12.6 -1.3 .293 .129 .024 .0
1963 34 NYY AL 103 88 3 0.9 94 .174 .141 .254 .194 .320 .196 .393 .390 .713 10 .058 -11.2 -1.2 .289 .120 .054 1.3
1964 35 NYY AL 85 66 3 1.2 98 .182 .119 .258 .244 .327 .134 .401 .378 .728 8 .093 -8.3 -0.9 .339 .164 .015
1965 36 NYY AL 93 73 4 1.5 91 .268 .183 .250 .230 .319 .195 .382 .425 .702 23 .138 -8.4 -0.9 .313 .073 .012
1966 37 NYY AL 19 19 0 0.0 86 .000 .000 .242 .053 .308 .000 .374 .053 .682 -83 .000 -4.2 -0.5 .053 .056 .000
1967 38 NYY AL 15 13 0 0.0 80 .222 .154 .238 .154 .306 .154 .357 .308 .663 -7 .000 -1.7 -0.2 .182 .000 .000
16 Yrs 1207 927 64 1.8 98 .218 .173 .259 .256 .332 .200 .394 .457 .726 28 .169 -100.4 -10.3 .375 .139 .027 3.0
162 Game Avg. 391 300 21 1.8 98 .218 .173 .259 .256 .332 .200 .394 .457 .726 28 .169 -100.4 -10.3 .375 .139 .027 1

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
1950 ❍ 21 NYY AL WS PHI W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1955 26 NYY AL WS BRO L 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1957 28 NYY AL WS MLN L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS MLN W 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 31 NYY AL WS PIT L 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 1 0 0
1961 ❍ MVP 32 NYY AL WS CIN W 2 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS SFG W 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 34 NYY AL WS LAD L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 35 NYY AL WS STL L 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs (11 Series) 22 57 49 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 14 .082 .196 .082 .278 4 1 0 1 0 0
11 WS 22 57 49 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 14 .082 .196 .082 .278 4 1 0 1 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1954 NYY AL 25 as P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 NYY AL 29 DNP
1959 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 NYY AL 31 DNP
1960 NYY AL 31 as P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 32 as P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 32 DNP
1964 NYY AL 35 DNP
8 Yrs (6 GP) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1950 21 NYY AL 44 0.0% 9.1% 9.1% 0.0% 0% 1.00 9.0 12.0 1.89 73%
1953 24 NYY AL 85 0.0% 15.3% 10.6% 2.4% 10% 1.44 5.8 7.5 1.93 73%
1954 25 NYY AL 78 0.0% 19.2% 11.5% 1.3% 10% 1.67 4.1 8.9 2.58 62%
1955 26 NYY AL 100 1.0% 16.0% 11.0% 1.0% 7% 1.45 5.4 86.0 12.3 1.68 69%
1956 27 NYY AL 92 0.0% 15.2% 9.8% 2.2% 12% 1.56 5.6 19.5 2.71 70%
1957 28 NYY AL 50 0.0% 14.0% 6.0% 0.0% 0% 2.33 6.0 21.0 2.00 70%
1958 29 NYY AL 84 0.0% 11.9% 6.0% 1.2% 7% 2.00 7.3 36.5 3.00 75%
1959 30 NYY AL 80 1.3% 13.8% 15.0% 6.3% 33% 0.92 5.9 65.0 10.8 2.23 66%
1960 31 NYY AL 66 0.0% 21.2% 13.6% 3.0% 25% 1.56 3.8 17.7 2.09 59%
1961 32 NYY AL 114 0.0% 14.9% 10.5% 0.9% 6% 1.42 5.6 9.6 1.96 70%
1962 33 NYY AL 99 0.0% 22.2% 8.1% 2.0% 20% 2.75 3.9 17.0 1.71 66%
1963 34 NYY AL 103 1.0% 21.4% 5.8% 2.9% 23% 3.67 4.2 92.0 23.0 2.10 67%
1964 35 NYY AL 85 0.0% 27.1% 11.8% 1.2% 13% 2.30 2.9 33.5 2.91 52%
1965 36 NYY AL 93 0.0% 28.0% 5.4% 1.1% 7% 5.20 3.2 20.5 2.13 60%
1966 37 NYY AL 19 0.0% 31.6% 5.3% 0.0% 6.00 3.0 1.60 63%
1967 38 NYY AL 15 0.0% 26.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.3 2.00 60%
16 Yrs 1207 0.3% 18.6% 9.4% 1.8% 12% 1.98 4.6 341.0 14.8 2.14 66%
MLB Averages 2.2% 13.2% 8.8% 6.5% 29% 1.51 6.7 40.2 8.5 1.03 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1950 21 NYY AL -4.1 -0.4 40 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 .86 -0.4 0.2 -4.6 -0.4 0.99 -5.2 0
1953 24 NYY AL -2.1 -0.2 83 -0.1 0.9 -1.0 .71 -0.2 0.1 4.6 0.5 0.95 0.8 0
1954 25 NYY AL -6.1 -0.6 79 -0.0 0.9 -1.0 .91 -0.4 0.4 -1.8 -0.2 0.89 -5.0 0
1955 26 NYY AL -9.3 -0.9 101 -0.5 1.1 -1.6 .90 -0.7 0.1 -8.3 -0.8 1.01 -7.5 0
1956 27 NYY AL -5.8 -0.6 93 -0.3 0.9 -1.2 .78 -0.6 0.2 -7.3 -0.7 0.92 -7.1 0
1957 28 NYY AL -6.1 -0.6 50 -0.4 0.3 -0.7 .87 -0.6 0.1 -4.7 -0.5 0.99 -5.5 0
1958 29 NYY AL -6.1 -0.6 84 -0.4 0.8 -1.2 .83 -0.6 0.1 -5.6 -0.6 0.96 -6.3 0
1959 30 NYY AL 0.1 0.0 81 -0.2 0.8 -1.1 .77 -0.2 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3 0.95 -1.5 0
1960 31 NYY AL -4.8 -0.5 66 -0.2 0.8 -1.0 .95 -0.4 0.2 -3.5 -0.4 0.93 -4.5 0
1961 32 NYY AL -9.6 -1.0 114 -0.1 1.5 -1.6 .83 -0.7 0.6 -4.4 -0.4 0.92 -7.8 0
1962 33 NYY AL -12.6 -1.3 101 -1.0 0.7 -1.6 .83 -1.1 -0.1 -11.3 -1.1 0.87 -12.2 0
1963 34 NYY AL -11.2 -1.2 109 -1.3 0.7 -2.0 .89 -1.0 -0.5 -13.7 -1.5 0.94 -10.0 0
1964 35 NYY AL -8.3 -0.9 87 -0.7 0.5 -1.2 .83 -0.8 -0.1 -7.3 -0.7 0.87 -8.2 0
1965 36 NYY AL -8.4 -0.9 95 -1.1 0.5 -1.6 .87 -1.0 -0.2 -10.4 -1.1 0.94 -10.3 1.02 1
1966 37 NYY AL -4.2 -0.5 19 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 .84 -0.4 -0.1 -3.4 -0.4 0.73 -4.1 0
1967 38 NYY AL -1.7 -0.2 15 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 .75 -0.2 -0.0 -1.7 -0.2 1.10 -2.0 0
16 Yrs -100.4 -10.3 1217 -7.2 10.9 -18.1 .84 -9.4 0.8 -85.8 -8.9 0.93 -96.6 1.02 1

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
1950 21 NYY AL 0 0 18% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1953 24 NYY AL 3 0 33% 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19% 10 9 1 0 0 0 6 4 2
1954 25 NYY AL 1 0 37% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 13% 5 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
1955 26 NYY AL 1 0 33% 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 50% 3 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
1956 27 NYY AL 0 0 35% 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 30% 7 5 2 0 0 0 3 2 1
1957 28 NYY AL 0 0 44% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 29 NYY AL 2 0 48% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 25% 5 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 2
1959 30 NYY AL 1 0 19% 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
1960 31 NYY AL 0 0 24% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1961 32 NYY AL 2 0 38% 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 31% 8 7 1 1 1 0 4 1 3
1962 33 NYY AL 1 0 26% 27 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 5 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 1
1963 34 NYY AL 1 0 22% 29 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50% 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
1964 35 NYY AL 0 0 26% 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1
1965 36 NYY AL 0 0 20% 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1966 37 NYY AL 0 0 0% 2 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
1967 38 NYY AL 0 0 0% 2 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
16 Yrs 12 0 30% 415 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 2 3 14 27% 61 53 7 6 4 2 32 13 18

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
1950 21 NYY AL 40 55% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 133% 10 1 10% 10 2 20% 30 4 13% 3 2 67% 1 1 100% 4
1953 24 NYY AL 83 66% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 14 3 21% 9 1 11% 54 12 22% 4 2 50% 1 1 100% 2
1954 25 NYY AL 78 67% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 14 0 0% 12 7 58% 39 7 18% 6 4 67% 0 0 0
1955 26 NYY AL 100 63% 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 100% 16 1 6% 18 2 11% 71 6 8% 4 2 50% 1 0 0% 0
1956 27 NYY AL 92 74% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 15 0 0% 15 5 33% 58 5 9% 3 3 100% 7 3 43% 0
1957 28 NYY AL 50 54% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 11 0 0% 9 5 56% 33 2 6% 3 1 33% 2 2 100% 0
1958 29 NYY AL 84 87% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 50% 16 1 6% 12 3 25% 56 2 4% 5 1 20% 5 3 60% 0
1959 30 NYY AL 80 68% 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 100% 7 0 0% 10 2 20% 48 5 10% 2 1 50% 2 2 100% 0
1960 31 NYY AL 66 61% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 10 0 0% 12 2 17% 37 3 8% 4 1 25% 2 1 50% 0
1961 32 NYY AL 114 73% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 20 1 5% 16 6 38% 71 10 14% 8 3 38% 4 2 50% 0
1962 33 NYY AL 99 72% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 12 0 0% 13 5 38% 53 5 9% 5 3 60% 2 2 100% 0
1963 34 NYY AL 103 68% 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 9 5 56% 25 2 8% 21 2 10% 68 3 4% 8 2 25% 2 1 50% 0
1964 35 NYY AL 85 58% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 78% 14 0 0% 16 4 25% 35 2 6% 3 1 33% 2 2 100% 0
1965 36 NYY AL 93 59% 15 1 0 0 0 1.02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 18 0 0% 18 5 28% 60 4 7% 6 3 50% 2 1 50% 0
1966 37 NYY AL 19 47% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1967 38 NYY AL 15 20% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 6 0 0% 5 2 40% 13 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
16 Yrs 1201 66% 177 1 0 0 0 1.02 3 0 26 2 1 2 1 0 85 65 76% 210 10 5% 199 53 27% 731 70 10% 66 29 44% 34 21 62% 6
MLB Averages 51% 80% 11% 31% 14% 49% 53%

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
1950 21 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 23 7 1 0 4
1951 22 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 23 7 1 0 4
1952 23 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 23 7 1 0 4
1953 24 53 129 111 12 27 2 0 0 13 0 0 13 17 .243 .323 .261 .584 59 29 4 0 5
1954 25 87 207 173 19 37 3 0 0 20 0 0 22 32 .214 .301 .231 .532 47 40 4 0 12 1
1955 26 126 307 259 28 51 3 0 1 27 0 0 33 48 .197 .287 .220 .507 39 57 5 0 15 1 0
1956 27 157 399 337 37 68 5 0 1 31 0 0 42 62 .202 .289 .226 .515 41 76 5 0 20 1 0
1957 28 181 449 379 41 74 5 0 1 33 0 0 45 69 .195 .280 .216 .496 36 82 5 0 25 1 0
1958 29 211 533 452 51 89 6 0 1 35 0 0 50 79 .197 .278 .217 .495 37 98 6 1 30 1 0
1959 30 246 613 517 57 104 10 0 2 41 0 0 62 90 .201 .287 .232 .520 44 120 6 1 33 1 0
1960 31 279 679 570 61 112 12 0 2 44 0 0 71 104 .196 .286 .228 .514 43 130 6 1 37 1 0
1961 32 318 793 666 72 129 13 0 2 54 0 0 83 121 .194 .283 .222 .505 40 148 7 1 42 2 0
1962 33 356 892 751 77 139 15 0 2 59 1 0 91 143 .185 .274 .213 .487 35 160 7 2 45 4 0
1963 34 394 995 843 82 152 17 0 3 63 3 2 97 165 .180 .265 .211 .476 33 178 9 2 50 4 0
1964 35 433 1080 910 87 160 18 0 3 65 3 2 107 188 .176 .264 .205 .469 31 187 9 3 57 4 0
1965 36 471 1173 992 91 175 19 0 3 69 3 2 112 214 .176 .261 .205 .466 30 203 9 3 63 4 0
1966 37 493 1192 1010 91 175 19 0 3 69 3 2 113 220 .173 .258 .201 .459 28 203 10 3 63 4 0
1967 38 500 1207 1023 91 177 19 0 3 69 3 2 113 224 .173 .256 .200 .457 28 205 10 3 65 4 0

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
1950 21 21 45 37 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 4 4 .189 .268 .189 .457 2 20
1953 24 34 90 79 11 22 2 0 0 11 0 10 14 .278 .360 .304 .663 8 33
1954 25 36 83 65 7 11 1 0 0 7 0 10 16 .169 .276 .185 .461 3 34
1955 26 41 103 89 9 14 0 0 1 7 0 11 17 .157 .250 .191 .441 4 39
1956 27 32 97 82 10 18 2 0 0 4 0 10 15 .220 .304 .244 .548 6 31
1957 28 25 52 44 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 .136 .191 .136 .328 1 24
1958 29 31 91 79 13 18 1 0 0 3 0 6 10 .228 .291 .241 .531 5 30
1959 30 37 84 68 7 16 4 0 1 7 0 13 11 .235 .358 .338 .696 8 35
1960 31 35 70 56 5 9 2 0 0 3 0 10 15 .161 .288 .196 .484 3 33
1961 32 39 114 96 11 17 1 0 0 10 0 12 17 .177 .266 .188 .454 5 39
1962 33 38 97 84 4 9 2 0 0 4 1 7 22 .107 .181 .131 .312 2 38
1963 34 38 104 93 6 14 2 0 1 5 2 6 22 .151 .202 .204 .406 4 38
1964 35 39 85 67 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 10 23 .119 .244 .134 .378 2 39
1965 36 38 94 83 4 16 1 0 0 4 0 5 26 .193 .239 .205 .443 4 38
1966 37 22 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .053 .000 .053 0 22
1967 38 7 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
16 Yrs 513 1243 1053 98 185 19 0 3 72 3 118 229 .176 .260 .202 .462 57 500
162 Game Avg. 162 393 333 31 58 6 0 1 23 1 37 72 .176 .260 .202 .462 18 500



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1973 BBWAA (67.1%)
1974 BBWAA (77.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1974 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 AL (21, 2%)
1953 AL (20, 2%)
1955 AL (15, 6%)
1956 AL (12, 10%)
1957 AL (19, 1%)
1961 AL (5, 36%)
1962 AL (26, 2%)
1963 AL (3, 45%)
1964 AL (21, 3%)
1.07 Career Shares (231st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 ML (3, 6%)
1961 ML (1, 50%)
1 Cy Young
0.56 Career Shares (96th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1964 AL  6.8 (5th)
Career  57.3 (206th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 AL  born 1928-10-21 (7th)
1967 AL  born 1928-10-21 (6th)

             

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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