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Bill Freehan

William Ashley Freehan

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 203 lb.

Born: November 29, 1941 in Detroit, MI
High School: Royal Oak HS (Royal Oak, MI)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1961 (Age 19.301, 9,521st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1961-1976

Last Game: October 3, 1976 (Age 34.309)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Dan O'Brien
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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
1961 19 DET AL 4 11 10 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 129 4 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1963 21 DET AL 100 345 300 37 73 12 2 9 36 2 0 39 56 .243 .331 .387 .718 99 116 8 2 1 3 4 23
1964 ★ 22 DET AL 144 573 520 69 156 14 8 18 80 5 1 36 68 .300 .350 .462 .812 122 240 8 8 1 7 3 *2/3 AS,MVP-7
1965 ★ 23 DET AL 130 485 431 45 101 15 0 10 43 4 2 39 63 .234 .306 .339 .645 83 146 10 7 5 3 5 *2 AS,GG
1966 ★ 24 DET AL 136 544 492 47 115 22 0 12 46 5 2 40 72 .234 .294 .352 .646 83 173 11 3 7 2 9 *2/3 AS,MVP-16,GG
1967 ★ 25 DET AL 155 618 517 66 146 23 1 20 74 1 2 73 71 .282 .389 .447 .835 144 231 9 20 3 5 15 *23 AS,MVP-3,GG
1968 ★ 26 DET AL 155 635 540 73 142 24 2 25 84 0 1 65 64 .263 .366 .454 .819 145 245 9 24 3 3 4 *23/9 AS,MVP-2,GG
1969 ★ 27 DET AL 143 555 489 61 128 16 3 16 49 1 2 53 55 .262 .342 .405 .747 104 198 12 8 2 3 6 *23 AS,MVP-26,GG
1970 ★ 28 DET AL 117 458 395 44 95 17 3 16 52 0 3 52 48 .241 .332 .420 .752 106 166 11 4 3 4 5 *2 AS
1971 ★ 29 DET AL 148 586 516 57 143 26 4 21 71 2 7 54 48 .277 .353 .465 .818 126 240 13 9 3 4 9 *2/7 AS
1972 ★ 30 DET AL 111 430 374 51 98 18 2 10 56 0 1 48 51 .262 .354 .401 .755 122 150 7 6 1 1 0 *2/3 AS,MVP-26
1973 ★ 31 DET AL 110 435 380 33 89 10 1 6 29 0 0 40 30 .234 .323 .313 .636 76 119 13 11 1 3 2 2/3D AS
1974 32 DET AL 130 502 445 58 132 17 5 18 60 2 0 42 44 .297 .361 .479 .840 139 213 12 5 6 4 2 32/D
1975 ★ 33 DET AL 120 468 427 42 105 17 3 14 47 2 0 32 56 .246 .306 .398 .704 96 170 11 6 1 2 3 *2/3 AS
1976 34 DET AL 71 255 237 22 64 10 1 5 27 0 0 12 27 .270 .303 .384 .687 99 91 4 1 1 4 0 2/D3
15 Yrs 1774 6900 6073 706 1591 241 35 200 758 24 21 626 753 .262 .340 .412 .752 112 2502 138 114 38 48 67
162 Game Avg. 162 630 555 64 145 22 3 18 69 2 2 57 69 .262 .340 .412 .752 112 228 13 10 3 4 6

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
1961 19 DET AL 4 11 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1963 21 DET AL 100 345 -0 -0 -1 3 3 6 0.5 11 16 1.5 .506 .504 1.3 0.6 13 23
1964 ★ 22 DET AL 144 573 14 2 1 9 8 35 3.5 18 52 5.3 .527 .524 4.6 1.7 43 $12,000 *2/3 AS,MVP-7
1965 ★ 23 DET AL 130 485 -7 -1 1 0 7 0 -0.1 15 15 1.4 .500 .500 1.5 0.8 15 $18,000 *2 AS,GG
1966 ★ 24 DET AL 136 544 -12 -0 -1 2 7 -3 -0.7 18 14 1.2 .497 .498 1.2 0.9 12 $18,000 *2/3 AS,MVP-16,GG
1967 ★ 25 DET AL 155 618 31 -1 1 -2 8 36 4.0 20 57 6.1 .528 .526 6.5 0.6 58 *23 AS,MVP-3,GG
1968 ★ 26 DET AL 155 635 30 -2 0 5 7 40 4.7 22 62 6.9 .532 .531 6.6 1.3 57 $37,000 *23/9 AS,MVP-2,GG
1969 ★ 27 DET AL 143 555 2 -2 -1 -0 6 5 0.4 19 24 2.3 .504 .503 2.5 0.5 24 *23 AS,MVP-26,GG
1970 ★ 28 DET AL 117 458 4 -3 -1 5 7 12 1.2 16 28 2.9 .511 .508 2.4 1.2 23 *2 AS
1971 ★ 29 DET AL 148 586 15 -4 -1 2 9 20 2.2 20 40 4.3 .516 .514 4.1 1.2 38 *2/7 AS
1972 ★ 30 DET AL 111 430 13 1 1 1 6 21 2.5 15 37 4.2 .524 .516 4.1 0.8 36 *2/3 AS,MVP-26
1973 ★ 31 DET AL 110 435 -12 1 -1 10 6 5 0.7 16 21 2.2 .505 .503 1.0 1.8 10 $65,000 2/3D AS
1974 32 DET AL 130 502 20 0 -1 0 0 20 2.3 18 38 4.0 .517 .513 4.1 0.1 38 32/D
1975 ★ 33 DET AL 120 468 -6 1 -2 0 7 1 0.2 17 18 1.8 .501 .501 1.8 0.8 18 *2/3 AS
1976 34 DET AL 71 255 -1 0 0 -7 4 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .493 .497 1.3 -0.4 12 $80,000 2/D3
15 Seasons 1774 6900 93 -7 -4 28 84 194 21.1 232 426 44.7 .513 .511 43.0 11.8 398 $230,000

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
1961 19 DET AL 11 6 2 8.9 106 .400 .400 .267 .455 .343 .400 .416 .855 .759 129 .766 0.4 0.0 .833 .100 .000
1963 21 DET AL 345 239 40 4.5 97 .269 .243 .259 .331 .326 .387 .400 .718 .725 99 .534 0.1 0.0 .677 .280 .143 3.3
1964 22 DET AL 573 381 86 6.1 98 .313 .300 .258 .350 .327 .462 .401 .812 .728 122 .659 14.8 1.5 .772 .238 .162 7.8
1965 23 DET AL 485 350 45 3.5 93 .252 .234 .252 .306 .322 .339 .386 .645 .708 83 .431 -9.5 -1.0 .567 .200 .104 5.7
1966 24 DET AL 544 399 50 3.4 92 .251 .234 .251 .294 .319 .352 .388 .646 .707 83 .434 -11.1 -1.2 .562 .205 .118 7.1
1967 25 DET AL 618 390 94 6.5 87 .292 .282 .247 .389 .316 .447 .370 .835 .686 144 .734 33.0 3.6 .846 .304 .164 1.9
1968 26 DET AL 635 414 94 6.1 82 .258 .263 .241 .366 .311 .454 .357 .819 .668 145 .733 32.0 3.6 .816 .309 .191 .0
1969 27 DET AL 555 380 68 4.8 99 .266 .262 .260 .342 .338 .405 .392 .747 .730 104 .562 2.7 0.3 .688 .249 .143 1.9
1970 28 DET AL 458 321 55 4.6 98 .236 .241 .259 .332 .333 .420 .395 .752 .729 106 .532 3.3 0.3 .697 .304 .180 .0
1971 29 DET AL 586 400 82 5.5 96 .271 .277 .260 .353 .334 .465 .387 .818 .720 126 .640 17.9 1.9 .758 .283 .188 3.7
1972 30 DET AL 430 286 55 5.2 85 .280 .262 .250 .354 .319 .401 .361 .755 .680 122 .656 11.6 1.3 .715 .265 .139 .0
1973 31 DET AL 435 308 39 3.4 98 .239 .234 .266 .323 .336 .313 .391 .636 .727 76 .390 -11.7 -1.2 .559 .184 .079 .0
1974 32 DET AL 502 335 77 6.2 91 .295 .297 .261 .361 .325 .479 .375 .840 .700 139 .676 21.6 2.2 .806 .281 .182 3.6
1975 33 DET AL 468 336 51 4.1 95 .253 .246 .261 .306 .332 .398 .384 .704 .716 96 .475 -4.0 -0.4 .631 .232 .152 3.5
1976 34 DET AL 255 182 28 4.2 88 .282 .270 .259 .303 .324 .384 .366 .687 .690 99 .519 -1.1 -0.1 .588 .165 .114 .0
15 Yrs 6900 4727 866 4.9 93 .269 .262 .256 .340 .325 .412 .382 .752 .708 112 .591 100.3 10.8 .699 .254 .150 42.9
162 Game Avg. 630 432 79 4.9 93 .269 .262 .256 .340 .325 .412 .382 .752 .708 112 .591 9 1 .699 .254 .150 4

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
1968 ❍ 26 DET AL WS STL W 7 28 24 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 .083 .214 .125 .339 3 0 0 0 0 1
1972 30 DET AL ALCS OAK L 3 13 12 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .583 .833 7 0 0 1 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 41 36 2 5 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 9 .139 .225 .278 .503 10 0 0 1 0 1
1 ALCS 3 13 12 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .583 .833 7 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 7 28 24 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 .083 .214 .125 .339 3 0 0 0 0 1

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
1964 DET AL 22 DNP
1965 DET AL 23 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966 DET AL 24 as C 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1967 DET AL 25 as C 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1968 DET AL 26 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 DET AL 27 as C 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500 5 0 0 0 0 0
1970 DET AL 28 as C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 DET AL 29 as C 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 DET AL 30 as C 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 DET AL 31 DNP
1975 DET AL 33 DNP
11 Yrs (8 GP) 20 17 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 .235 .316 .412 .728 7 0 0 1 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
1961 19 DET AL 11 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 0% 0.00 2.5 5.00 91%
1963 21 DET AL 345 2.6% 16.2% 11.3% 6.7% 32% 1.44 5.4 33.3 8.3 0.98 69%
1964 22 DET AL 573 3.1% 11.9% 6.3% 7.0% 26% 1.89 7.6 28.9 6.5 0.83 77%
1965 23 DET AL 485 2.1% 13.0% 8.0% 5.2% 25% 1.62 6.8 43.1 10.0 0.80 74%
1966 24 DET AL 544 2.2% 13.2% 7.4% 6.3% 30% 1.80 6.8 41.0 10.7 0.69 75%
1967 25 DET AL 618 3.2% 11.5% 11.8% 7.1% 30% 0.97 7.3 25.9 7.0 0.64 70%
1968 26 DET AL 635 3.9% 10.1% 10.2% 8.0% 36% 0.98 8.4 21.6 6.4 0.53 72%
1969 27 DET AL 555 2.9% 9.9% 9.6% 6.3% 27% 1.04 8.9 30.6 10.0 0.68 76%
1970 28 DET AL 458 3.5% 10.5% 11.4% 7.9% 38% 0.92 8.2 24.7 7.6 0.80 73%
1971 29 DET AL 586 3.6% 8.2% 9.2% 8.7% 36% 0.89 10.8 24.6 7.3 0.58 77%
1972 30 DET AL 430 2.3% 11.9% 11.2% 7.0% 31% 1.06 7.3 37.4 6.7 0.63 73%
1973 31 DET AL 435 1.4% 6.9% 9.2% 3.9% 19% 0.75 12.7 63.3 13.1 0.78 80%
1974 32 DET AL 502 3.6% 8.8% 8.4% 8.0% 30% 1.05 10.1 24.7 7.4 0.73 77%
1975 33 DET AL 468 3.0% 12.0% 6.8% 7.3% 32% 1.75 7.6 30.5 9.1 0.60 77%
1976 34 DET AL 255 2.0% 10.6% 4.7% 6.3% 25% 2.25 8.8 47.4 8.8 0.72 82%
15 Yrs 6900 2.9% 10.9% 9.1% 6.9% 30% 1.20 8.1 30.4 8.0 0.70 75%
MLB Averages 2.0% 14.5% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.72 6.1 43.9 9.0 1.10 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1961 19 DET AL 0.4 0.0 11 0.2 0.2 -0.1 .95 0.1 0.1 2.3 0.2 1.25 0.8 0
1963 21 DET AL 0.1 0.0 351 -1.3 5.5 -6.8 1.07 0.3 -1.4 -4.3 -0.4 1.02 1.8 0.57 9
1964 22 DET AL 14.8 1.5 587 0.6 10.5 -9.9 1.03 1.9 -1.3 16.1 1.6 0.98 23.3 1.64 6
1965 23 DET AL -9.5 -1.0 500 0.3 9.2 -8.9 1.07 -0.3 0.5 -4.5 -0.5 0.95 -1.9 1.11 3
1966 24 DET AL -11.1 -1.2 553 -0.7 8.6 -9.3 .98 -0.7 -0.1 -3.6 -0.4 0.95 -5.6 0.21 1
1967 25 DET AL 33.0 3.6 628 2.9 12.2 -9.3 1.01 4.1 -1.3 28.9 3.1 1.00 41.0 1.77 2
1968 26 DET AL 32.0 3.6 648 4.1 13.6 -9.4 .99 4.8 -0.6 45.6 5.0 0.96 47.6 2.99 3
1969 27 DET AL 2.7 0.3 563 -0.6 9.0 -9.6 1.00 0.2 -0.8 2.8 0.3 0.94 6.8 1.14 8
1970 28 DET AL 3.3 0.3 466 -0.1 7.9 -8.0 .99 0.7 -0.8 1.1 0.1 0.96 6.1 2.66 3
1971 29 DET AL 17.9 1.9 601 1.3 11.4 -10.1 1.00 1.6 -0.3 16.8 1.7 0.98 19.5 0.63 4
1972 30 DET AL 11.6 1.3 439 3.2 9.9 -6.7 1.07 1.7 1.3 27.2 2.9 1.00 18.2 1.54 8
1973 31 DET AL -11.7 -1.2 443 -1.2 6.8 -8.0 1.04 -0.9 -0.2 -16.9 -1.7 0.97 -10.5 2.18 4
1974 32 DET AL 21.6 2.2 511 1.6 9.8 -8.3 1.06 1.8 -0.3 14.3 1.5 0.97 19.4 2.11 1
1975 33 DET AL -4.0 -0.4 473 -0.9 8.1 -9.0 1.01 -0.6 -0.3 -11.4 -1.1 0.94 -6.8 4.66 2
1976 34 DET AL -1.1 -0.1 260 -0.2 4.4 -4.6 1.04 -0.2 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 1.00 -0.6 1.61 6
15 Yrs 100.3 10.8 7034 9.2 127.1 -117.9 1.02 14.6 -5.6 113.2 12.2 0.97 159.2 1.55 60

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
1961 19 DET AL 0 0 17% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 21 DET AL 5 0 26% 124 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 50% 12 8 4 5 2 3 11 4 7
1964 22 DET AL 6 0 28% 229 5 1 83% 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 11 56% 27 15 12 9 5 4 14 2 12
1965 23 DET AL 9 0 25% 198 4 2 67% 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 11 50% 21 12 9 4 4 0 19 6 13
1966 24 DET AL 7 0 24% 195 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 6 45% 22 12 8 4 3 1 14 4 9
1967 25 DET AL 12 0 21% 284 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 12 40% 42 31 10 7 4 3 23 6 16
1968 26 DET AL 8 0 23% 291 0 1 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 3 2 17 35% 43 35 7 4 2 2 21 4 15
1969 27 DET AL 6 0 26% 236 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 13 54% 29 18 11 4 2 2 15 0 13
1970 28 DET AL 7 0 21% 164 0 3 0% 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 34% 18 12 6 7 5 1 7 2 4
1971 29 DET AL 4 0 20% 187 2 7 22% 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 1 3 3 11 48% 27 15 11 2 1 0 11 2 8
1972 30 DET AL 7 0 29% 174 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 13 48% 37 21 14 5 2 3 16 4 11
1973 31 DET AL 5 0 20% 184 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 10 34% 26 18 8 4 3 1 8 4 4
1974 32 DET AL 4 0 25% 169 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 14 41% 32 19 12 8 5 1 14 5 9
1975 33 DET AL 3 0 22% 158 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 11 35% 24 18 5 5 3 2 11 4 7
1976 34 DET AL 3 0 24% 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 24% 22 18 4 1 1 0 6 3 3
15 Yrs 86 0 24% 2688 24 21 53% 23 19 1 1 0 2 8 0 47 0 10 13 24 148 43% 384 253 122 69 42 23 190 50 131

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
1961 19 DET AL 11 18% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 1 1 100% 15 4 27% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
1963 21 DET AL 345 35% 73 9 3 0 0 0.57 9 0 7 8 1 3 6 0 1 1 100% 81 8 10% 38 6 16% 252 27 11% 22 6 27% 16 6 38% 0
1964 22 DET AL 573 35% 156 6 1 0 0 1.64 18 0 20 12 6 9 9 0 2 1 50% 109 8 7% 63 24 38% 382 66 17% 40 24 60% 26 12 46% 0
1965 23 DET AL 485 35% 101 3 1 0 0 1.11 10 1 13 7 3 7 3 0 5 5 100% 104 10 10% 59 19 32% 280 36 13% 26 14 54% 15 6 40% 0
1966 24 DET AL 544 32% 115 1 1 0 1 0.21 12 0 11 6 6 6 6 0 9 7 78% 99 11 11% 46 15 33% 326 36 11% 27 10 37% 22 13 59% 0
1967 25 DET AL 618 38% 146 2 0 0 1 1.77 20 0 18 11 9 8 12 0 3 3 100% 125 9 7% 55 14 25% 424 55 13% 42 18 43% 24 11 46% 0
1968 26 DET AL 635 30% 142 3 1 0 0 2.99 25 0 12 18 7 14 11 0 3 3 100% 122 9 7% 48 17 35% 384 62 16% 31 18 58% 26 15 58% 0
1969 27 DET AL 555 37% 128 8 1 0 0 1.14 16 1 10 12 4 7 9 0 2 2 100% 122 12 10% 42 9 21% 335 35 10% 25 12 48% 16 5 31% 0
1970 28 DET AL 458 30% 95 3 1 0 0 2.66 16 0 15 9 7 10 6 0 3 3 100% 87 11 13% 41 10 24% 289 37 13% 24 13 54% 14 5 36% 0
1971 29 DET AL 586 34% 143 4 1 0 0 0.63 21 0 16 13 8 8 13 0 3 3 100% 126 13 10% 44 13 30% 384 51 13% 34 17 50% 14 8 57% 0
1972 30 DET AL 430 38% 98 8 3 0 0 1.54 10 2 12 4 6 6 4 0 1 1 100% 92 7 8% 38 7 18% 284 51 18% 25 13 52% 14 10 71% 0
1973 31 DET AL 435 43% 89 4 1 0 0 2.18 6 0 12 2 4 4 2 0 2 1 50% 92 13 14% 46 11 24% 271 24 9% 28 11 39% 13 5 38% 0
1974 32 DET AL 502 39% 132 1 0 0 1 2.11 18 1 14 11 7 10 8 0 6 6 100% 95 12 13% 38 14 37% 326 45 14% 20 10 50% 18 11 61% 0
1975 33 DET AL 468 32% 105 2 1 0 0 4.66 14 0 9 10 4 6 8 0 1 1 100% 89 11 12% 43 6 14% 286 33 12% 18 7 39% 13 6 46% 0
1976 34 DET AL 255 32% 64 6 0 0 0 1.61 5 0 10 2 3 2 3 0 1 1 100% 53 4 8% 29 7 24% 168 23 14% 19 8 42% 7 3 43% 0
15 Yrs 6900 35% 1591 60 15 0 3 1.55 200 5 181 125 75 100 100 0 42 38 90% 1399 138 10% 631 173 27% 4406 585 13% 382 182 48% 239 117 49% 0
MLB Averages 53% 76% 11% 31% 14% 48% 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
1961 19 4 11 10 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 129 4 0 0 0 0 0
1962 20 4 11 10 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 129 4 0 0 0 0 0
1963 21 104 356 310 38 77 12 2 9 40 2 0 40 56 .248 .335 .387 .722 100 120 8 2 1 3 4
1964 22 248 929 830 107 233 26 10 27 120 7 1 76 124 .281 .344 .434 .778 114 360 16 10 2 10 7
1965 23 378 1414 1261 152 334 41 10 37 163 11 3 115 187 .265 .331 .401 .733 103 506 26 17 7 13 12
1966 24 514 1958 1753 199 449 63 10 49 209 16 5 155 259 .256 .321 .387 .708 98 679 37 20 14 15 21
1967 25 669 2576 2270 265 595 86 11 69 283 17 7 228 330 .262 .337 .401 .738 108 910 46 40 17 20 36
1968 26 824 3211 2810 338 737 110 13 94 367 17 8 293 394 .262 .343 .411 .754 115 1155 55 64 20 23 40
1969 27 967 3766 3299 399 865 126 16 110 416 18 10 346 449 .262 .343 .410 .753 113 1353 67 72 22 26 46
1970 28 1084 4224 3694 443 960 143 19 126 468 18 13 398 497 .260 .342 .411 .753 113 1519 78 76 25 30 51
1971 29 1232 4810 4210 500 1103 169 23 147 539 20 20 452 545 .262 .343 .418 .761 114 1759 91 85 28 34 60
1972 30 1343 5240 4584 551 1201 187 25 157 595 20 21 500 596 .262 .344 .416 .760 115 1909 98 91 29 35 60
1973 31 1453 5675 4964 584 1290 197 26 163 624 20 21 540 626 .260 .342 .409 .751 112 2028 111 102 30 38 62
1974 32 1583 6177 5409 642 1422 214 31 181 684 22 21 582 670 .263 .344 .414 .758 114 2241 123 107 36 42 64
1975 33 1703 6645 5836 684 1527 231 34 195 731 24 21 614 726 .262 .341 .413 .754 113 2411 134 113 37 44 67
1976 34 1774 6900 6073 706 1591 241 35 200 758 24 21 626 753 .262 .340 .412 .752 112 2502 138 114 38 48 67

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
1961 19 4 11 10 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 2 4
1963 21 100 348 302 39 75 12 2 9 38 2 40 56 .248 .337 .391 .728 40 100
1964 22 143 576 523 73 161 14 8 19 84 5 37 68 .308 .358 .474 .832 87 144
1965 23 130 493 437 50 107 16 0 11 47 4 41 63 .245 .318 .357 .675 48 130
1966 24 137 557 502 53 123 24 0 13 51 5 43 72 .245 .307 .371 .678 56 136
1967 25 155 641 531 76 160 25 1 22 85 1 80 71 .301 .411 .476 .887 99 155
1968 26 155 671 562 92 164 28 2 29 106 0 75 64 .292 .400 .504 .903 106 155
1969 27 143 558 491 63 130 16 3 16 50 1 54 55 .265 .345 .407 .753 68 143
1970 28 117 461 397 46 97 17 3 16 54 0 53 48 .244 .336 .423 .759 57 117
1971 29 149 600 526 62 151 27 4 22 78 2 57 48 .287 .365 .479 .844 91 148
1972 30 116 470 404 66 116 21 2 12 72 0 57 53 .287 .384 .438 .822 67 111
1973 31 110 438 382 34 91 10 1 6 30 0 41 30 .238 .327 .317 .644 38 110
1974 32 130 515 455 66 142 18 5 19 68 2 45 44 .312 .377 .499 .876 86 130
1975 33 121 477 434 45 110 18 3 15 50 2 34 56 .253 .315 .412 .728 54 120
1976 34 71 263 244 26 70 11 1 5 31 0 13 27 .287 .321 .402 .722 32 71
15 Yrs 1781 7079 6200 792 1701 257 35 214 848 24 671 755 .274 .354 .431 .785 931 1774
162 Game Avg. 162 644 564 72 155 23 3 19 77 2 61 69 .274 .354 .431 .785 85 1774



* - 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
1982 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

All-Star Games
1964
1965 *
1966 (C)
1967 (C)
1968 (C)
1969 (C)
1970 (C)
1971 (C)
1972 (C)
1973
1975

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (7, 16%)
1966 AL (16, 3%)
1967 AL (3, 49%)
1968 AL (2, 56%)
1969 AL (26, 1%)
1972 AL (26, 1%)
1.27 Career Shares (185th)

Gold Gloves
1965 AL (C)
1966 AL (C)
1967 AL (C)
1968 AL (C)
1969 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1967 AL  6.1 (7th)
1968 AL  7.0 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1964 AL  5.3 (10th)
1967 AL  6.1 (6th)
1968 AL  7.0 (3rd)
Career  44.7 (245th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1967 AL  6.5 (5th)
1968 AL  6.6 (3rd)
Career  43.0 (243rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
Career  11.8 (164th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1964 AL  .300 (6th)
1967 AL  .282 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1967 AL  .389 (6th)
1968 AL  .366 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1967 AL  .447 (10th)
1968 AL  .454 (7th)
1974 AL  .479 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1967 AL  .835 (8th)
1968 AL  .819 (7th)
1974 AL  .840 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1968 AL  245 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1971 AL  26 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1964 AL  8 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  25 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1968 AL  84 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1967 AL  73 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1967 AL  144 (8th)
1968 AL  145 (7th)
1974 AL  139 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1967 AL  94 (6th)
1968 AL  94 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  33 (7th)
1968 AL  32 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1967 AL  3.6 (7th)
1968 AL  3.6 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1968 AL  51 (8th)
1971 AL  51 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1967 AL  239 (4th)
1968 AL  231 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1967 AL  .734 (5th)
1968 AL  .733 (5th)
1974 AL  .677 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1964 AL  8 (1st)
1965 AL  7 (4th)
1967 AL  20 (1st)
1968 AL  24 (1st)
1969 AL  8 (6th)
1971 AL  9 (3rd)
1973 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  114 (55th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1966 AL  9 (8th)
1967 AL  15 (1st)
Career  67 (245th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1971 AL  10.8 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1968 AL  21.6 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1968 AL  45.64 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1968 AL  4.1 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1967 AL  4.1 (7th)
1968 AL  4.8 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1968 AL  5.0 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1961 AL  born 1941-11-29 (9th)

             

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 - 30 (807), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 84 (224), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 28 (374), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (14th), 44.7 career WAR/33.7 7yr-peak WAR/39.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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