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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

Final Game: October 3, 1976 (Age 34.309)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Dan O'Brien
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #214. Pie Traynor… #215. Norm Cash… #216. Nomar Garciaparra… #217. BILL FREEHAN… #218. Jim Fregosi… #219. Joe Tinker… #220. Jason Giambi… 

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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
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

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

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 DET AL 19 C 3 3 3 22.0 18 14 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -55 7.36 6.00 .989 6.22 6.13 0 1 2 0 0% 36% 0
1963 DET AL 21 C 73 61 59 570.1 431 407 22 2 5 .995 1 2 6.77 5.88 .989 6.64 6.64 5 18 14 11 44% 33% 0
1963 DET AL 21 1B 19 19 15 168.1 164 147 16 1 14 .994 2 17 8.71 8.58 .990 9.48 9.49
1964 DET AL 22 C 141 137 135 1222.0 991 923 61 7 7 .993 9 9 7.25 6.98 .990 7.07 7.06 10 30 23 26 53% 37% 3 AS,MVP-7
1964 DET AL 22 1B 1 1 1 9.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 7.00 7.00 .991 9.40 9.40 AS,MVP-7
1965 DET AL 23 C 129 120 116 1085.2 926 865 57 4 4 .996 0 0 7.64 7.15 .988 6.96 6.94 20 32 39 22 36% 34% 1 AS,GG
1966 DET AL 24 C 132 130 128 1156.2 958 898 56 4 11 .996 2 2 7.42 7.23 .988 6.86 6.85 3 42 44 24 35% 38% 3 AS,MVP-16,GG
1966 DET AL 24 1B 5 5 3 46.0 48 44 4 0 3 1.000 0 10 9.39 9.60 .991 9.59 9.58 AS,MVP-16,GG
1967 DET AL 25 C 147 137 133 1223.1 1021 950 63 8 9 .992 -1 -1 7.45 6.89 .989 7.22 7.23 16 35 59 33 36% 41% 3 AS,MVP-3,GG
1967 DET AL 25 1B 11 12 5 97.0 82 77 5 0 6 1.000 -1 -7 7.61 7.45 .991 9.53 9.55 AS,MVP-3,GG
1968 DET AL 26 C 138 129 122 1180.1 1050 971 73 6 15 .994 5 5 7.96 7.57 .990 6.97 6.94 9 27 66 38 37% 37% 3 AS,MVP-2,GG
1968 DET AL 26 1B 21 21 16 172.0 173 162 10 1 11 .994 0 1 9.00 8.19 .989 9.59 9.54 AS,MVP-2,GG
1968 DET AL 26 OF 1 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -83 0.00 0.00 2.08 2.10 AS,MVP-2,GG
1968 DET AL 26 RF 1 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -83 0.00 0.00 1.87 1.90 AS,MVP-2,GG
1969 DET AL 27 C 120 113 111 1025.1 877 821 49 7 7 .992 2 2 7.64 7.25 .987 6.65 6.65 9 27 69 32 32% 36% 3 AS,MVP-26,GG
1969 DET AL 27 1B 20 21 15 163.0 148 138 7 3 7 .980 -2 -18 8.01 7.25 .992 9.63 9.62 AS,MVP-26,GG
1970 DET AL 28 C 114 110 109 984.1 786 742 42 2 6 .997 5 6 7.17 6.88 .988 6.65 6.62 8 36 41 36 47% 39% 1 AS
1971 DET AL 29 C 144 142 128 1265.0 966 912 50 4 6 .996 2 2 6.84 6.68 .988 6.37 6.34 7 31 67 36 35% 39% 0 AS
1971 DET AL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -90 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90 AS
1971 DET AL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -90 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.20 AS
1972 DET AL 30 C 105 99 96 882.1 713 648 57 8 9 .989 0 0 7.19 6.71 .985 6.48 6.46 7 26 57 34 37% 39% 2 AS,MVP-26
1972 DET AL 30 1B 1 2 1 12.0 9 6 3 0 0 1.000 1 110 6.75 9.00 .991 9.75 9.70 AS,MVP-26
1973 DET AL 31 C 98 94 87 831.2 637 584 50 3 3 .995 9 13 6.86 6.47 .985 6.05 6.02 3 17 57 42 42% 38% 1 AS
1973 DET AL 31 1B 7 7 5 59.0 57 54 3 0 2 1.000 1 28 8.69 8.14 .992 9.85 9.80 AS
1973 DET AL 31 DH 3 2 AS
1974 DET AL 32 1B 65 64 61 572.0 630 590 36 4 49 .994 1 2 9.85 9.63 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 DET AL 32 C 63 59 52 512.2 362 312 45 5 6 .986 -1 -2 6.27 5.67 .983 5.89 5.87 5 19 68 36 35% 38% 3
1974 DET AL 32 DH 1 1
1975 DET AL 33 C 113 112 105 960.1 652 582 64 6 8 .991 1 1 6.05 5.72 .983 6.00 5.98 4 31 78 47 38% 38% 0 AS
1975 DET AL 33 1B 5 5 5 43.1 55 53 2 0 4 1.000 -1 -25 11.42 11.00 .990 9.82 9.82 AS
1976 DET AL 34 C 61 60 57 516.2 346 312 28 6 2 .983 -7 -16 5.92 5.57 .981 5.75 5.77 2 15 57 16 22% 34% 0
1976 DET AL 34 DH 3 2
1976 DET AL 34 1B 2 2 2 17.0 22 16 6 0 2 1.000 -0 -7 11.65 11.00 .992 9.85 9.90
15 Seasons C 1581 1506 1441 13438.2 10734 9941 721 72 98 .993 26 2 7.14 6.74 .987 6.63 6.61 108 387 741 433 37% 38% 23
11 Seasons 1B 157 159 129 1358.2 1395 1294 92 9 98 .994 2 2 9.18 8.83 .991 9.65 9.62
3 Seasons DH 7 5
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -85 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.15
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -90 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90
1 Season RF 1 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -83 0.00 0.00 1.87 1.90
15 Seasons TOT 1740 1665 1570 14803.0 12129 11235 813 81 196 .993 28 2 7.33 6.92 .988 6.90 6.88 108 387 741 433 37% 38% 23
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

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  6.0 (7th)
1968 AL  7.0 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1964 AL  5.3 (10th)
1967 AL  6.0 (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)

Putoutss c a p y
1968 AL  1,133 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1964 AL  141 (3rd)
1965 AL  129 (1st)
1966 AL  132 (2nd)
1967 AL  147 (1st)
1968 AL  138 (1st)
1969 AL  120 (3rd)
1970 AL  114 (4th)
1971 AL  144 (1st)
Career  1,581 (24th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1964 AL  923 (2nd)
1965 AL  865 (1st)
1966 AL  898 (1st)
1967 AL  950 (1st)
1968 AL  971 (1st)
1969 AL  821 (1st)
1970 AL  742 (2nd)
1971 AL  912 (1st)
1972 AL  648 (4th)
1975 AL  582 (5th)
Career  9,941 (13th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1964 AL  61 (3rd)
1965 AL  57 (2nd)
1966 AL  56 (3rd)
1967 AL  63 (3rd)
1968 AL  73 (2nd)
1972 AL  57 (5th)
1973 AL  50 (5th)
Career  721 (95th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1967 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)
1966 AL  11 (2nd)
1967 AL  9 (5th)
1968 AL  15 (1st)
1971 AL  6 (5th)
1972 AL  9 (5th)
1975 AL  8 (5th)
Career  98 (62nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  20 (2nd)
1967 AL  16 (2nd)
1968 AL  9 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1967 AL  59 (1st)
1968 AL  66 (1st)
1969 AL  69 (1st)
1971 AL  67 (1st)
1972 AL  57 (1st)
1973 AL  57 (5th)
1974 AL  68 (4th)
1975 AL  78 (3rd)
Career  741 (74th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1964 AL  26 (2nd)
1965 AL  22 (3rd)
1967 AL  33 (4th)
1968 AL  38 (1st)
1969 AL  32 (2nd)
1970 AL  36 (4th)
1971 AL  36 (3rd)
1972 AL  34 (3rd)
1973 AL  42 (3rd)
Career  433 (88th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1964 AL  53.1 (1st)
1965 AL  36.1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1963 AL  1 (5th)
1964 AL  9 (3rd)
1968 AL  5 (2nd)
1970 AL  5 (5th)
1973 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  26 (52nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1965 AL  7.64 (2nd)
1966 AL  7.42 (2nd)
1967 AL  7.45 (5th)
1968 AL  7.96 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.64 (1st)
1970 AL  7.17 (4th)
1972 AL  7.19 (4th)
1973 AL  6.86 (2nd)
1974 AL  6.27 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1964 AL  6.98 (4th)
1965 AL  7.15 (1st)
1966 AL  7.23 (1st)
1967 AL  6.89 (3rd)
1968 AL  7.57 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.25 (1st)
1970 AL  6.88 (3rd)
1971 AL  6.68 (2nd)
1972 AL  6.71 (3rd)
1973 AL  6.47 (2nd)
1974 AL  5.67 (5th)
1975 AL  5.72 (5th)
Career  6.74 (42nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1964 AL  .993 (2nd)
1965 AL  .996 (2nd)
1966 AL  .996 (1st)
1967 AL  .992 (2nd)
1968 AL  .994 (2nd)
1969 AL  .992 (3rd)
1970 AL  .997 (1st)
1971 AL  .996 (2nd)
1972 AL  .989 (5th)
1973 AL  .995 (1st)
1975 AL  .991 (2nd)
Career  .993 (26th)

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

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
1964 22 Detroit Tigers $12,000 ? 1/16/65 TSN
1965 23 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN 1/16/65 TSN: $20,000
1966 24 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN
1968 26 Detroit Tigers $37,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1973 31 Detroit Tigers $65,000 ? 1/12/74 TSN
1976 34 Detroit Tigers $80,000 ? 1/8/77 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$230,000
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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