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Gene Freese

Eugene Lewis Freese (Augie)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, WV
High School: Wheeling Central HS (Wheeling, WV)
School: West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1955 (Age 21.095, 8,806th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds/WhiteSox/Phillies/Cardinals/... 1955-1966

Final Game: September 3, 1966 (Age 32.238)
Died: June 19, 2013 in New Orleans, LA
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of George Freese
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 29, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1448. Rick Cerone… #1449. Wes Westrum… #1450. Duke Sims… #1451. GENE FREESE… #1452. Scott Spiezio… #1453. Randy Milligan… #1454. Dick Dietz… 

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
1955 21 PIT NL 134 509 455 69 115 21 8 14 44 5 1 34 57 .253 .310 .426 .736 95 194 10 4 16 1 4 54
1956 22 PIT NL 65 230 207 17 43 9 0 3 14 2 1 16 45 .208 .273 .295 .568 55 61 0 3 3 1 3 54
1957 23 PIT NL 114 372 346 44 98 18 2 6 31 9 4 17 42 .283 .319 .399 .718 94 138 4 2 5 2 0 547
1958 24 TOT NL 79 221 209 29 52 11 1 7 18 1 1 11 34 .249 .286 .411 .698 79 86 2 0 1 0 0 64/5
1958 24 PIT NL 17 19 18 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .167 .211 .333 .544 43 6 1 0 0 0 0 /5
1958 24 STL NL 62 202 191 28 49 11 1 6 16 1 1 10 32 .257 .294 .419 .712 83 80 1 0 1 0 0 64/5
1959 25 PHI NL 132 457 400 60 107 14 5 23 70 8 4 43 61 .268 .343 .500 .843 121 200 8 5 5 4 4 *5/4
1960 26 CHW AL 127 500 455 60 124 32 6 17 79 10 6 29 65 .273 .312 .481 .794 112 219 15 1 8 8 2 *5
1961 27 CIN NL 152 606 575 78 159 27 2 26 87 8 2 27 78 .277 .307 .466 .774 101 268 17 0 1 3 5 *5/4
1962 28 CIN NL 18 48 42 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 8 .143 .250 .167 .417 13 7 2 0 0 0 2 5
1963 29 CIN NL 66 240 217 20 53 9 1 6 26 4 2 17 42 .244 .303 .378 .680 93 82 2 2 2 2 2 5/7
1964 30 PIT NL 99 318 289 33 65 13 2 9 40 1 2 19 45 .225 .269 .377 .646 81 109 8 0 7 4 4 5
1965 31 TOT MLB 60 127 112 8 30 4 1 1 12 0 2 11 27 .268 .339 .348 .687 97 39 5 2 0 2 1 5
1965 31 PIT NL 43 89 80 6 21 4 0 0 8 0 2 6 18 .263 .326 .313 .638 81 25 5 2 0 1 1 5
1965 31 CHW AL 17 38 32 2 9 0 1 1 4 0 0 5 9 .281 .368 .438 .806 136 14 0 0 0 1 0 /5
1966 32 TOT MLB 69 153 139 9 25 2 0 3 10 3 1 13 31 .180 .255 .259 .514 52 36 2 1 0 0 1 5/47
1966 32 CHW AL 48 115 106 8 22 2 0 3 10 2 1 8 20 .208 .270 .311 .581 72 33 1 1 0 0 1 5
1966 32 HOU NL 21 38 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 .091 .211 .091 .301 -9 3 1 0 0 0 0 /547
12 Yrs 1115 3781 3446 429 877 161 28 115 432 51 26 243 535 .254 .305 .418 .723 94 1439 75 20 48 27 28
162 Game Avg. 162 549 501 62 127 23 4 17 63 7 4 35 78 .254 .305 .418 .723 94 209 11 3 7 4 4
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
PIT (6 yrs) 472 1537 1395 170 345 65 12 33 139 17 10 93 209 .247 .298 .382 .680 85 533 28 11 31 9 12
CIN (3 yrs) 236 894 834 100 218 37 3 32 114 12 4 50 128 .261 .303 .428 .731 95 357 21 2 3 5 9
CHW (3 yrs) 192 653 593 70 155 34 7 21 93 12 7 42 94 .261 .308 .449 .757 107 266 16 2 8 9 3
PHI (1 yr) 132 457 400 60 107 14 5 23 70 8 4 43 61 .268 .343 .500 .843 121 200 8 5 5 4 4
HOU (1 yr) 21 38 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 .091 .211 .091 .301 -9 3 1 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 62 202 191 28 49 11 1 6 16 1 1 10 32 .257 .294 .419 .712 83 80 1 0 1 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 923 3128 2853 359 722 127 21 94 339 39 19 201 441 .253 .305 .411 .716 92 1173 59 18 40 18 25
AL (3 yrs) 192 653 593 70 155 34 7 21 93 12 7 42 94 .261 .308 .449 .757 107 266 16 2 8 9 3

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
1955 21 PIT NL 134 509 -3 2 0 -0 2 2 -0.1 19 21 1.9 .501 .501 2.2 0.0 21 54
1956 22 PIT NL 65 230 -11 -1 0 2 1 -8 -1.1 9 0 -0.2 .486 .494 -0.2 0.2 -1 54
1957 23 PIT NL 114 372 -3 -0 1 4 1 2 0.1 14 16 1.5 .502 .501 1.2 0.4 13 547
1958 24 PIT NL 17 19 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1958 24 STL NL 62 202 -3 -0 1 -10 2 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .481 .493 0.7 -0.9 7 64/5
1959 25 PHI NL 132 457 11 0 0 -11 2 2 0.2 17 19 2.0 .502 .501 3.1 -0.9 30 *5/4
1960 26 CHW AL 127 500 7 -0 -1 5 2 12 1.1 15 27 2.6 .510 .508 2.2 0.6 23 *5
1961 27 CIN NL 152 606 2 0 -2 -1 3 3 0.2 23 26 2.6 .502 .502 2.7 0.2 28 *5/4
1962 28 CIN NL 18 48 -6 0 -0 -1 0 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .455 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -4 5
1963 29 CIN NL 66 240 0 -1 1 -3 1 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.8 .497 .499 1.1 -0.2 10 5/7
1964 30 PIT NL 99 318 -5 -2 -1 -8 1 -15 -1.6 12 -3 -0.3 .483 .490 0.5 -0.7 6 5
1965 31 PIT NL 43 89 -1 -1 -1 -3 0 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.3 .484 .496 -0.0 -0.3 0 $22,000 5
1965 31 CHW AL 17 38 2 -0 0 -3 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .493 .499 0.3 -0.3 3 /5
1966 32 CHW AL 48 115 -4 0 1 -6 1 -9 -1.0 4 -5 -0.6 .480 .494 0.1 -0.7 2 $20,000 5
1966 32 HOU NL 21 38 -5 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .472 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 /547
12 Seasons 1115 3781 -20 -3 -1 -39 18 -45 -5.8 138 94 8.2 .496 .499 13.2 -2.8 133 $42,000
PIT (6 yrs) 472 1537 -24 -3 0 -6 6 -26 -3.4 58 31 2.4 .494 .497 3.6 -0.4 38 $22,000
CIN (3 yrs) 236 894 -4 -0 -1 -5 5 -6 -0.8 34 28 2.7 .497 .501 3.3 -0.1 33
CHW (3 yrs) 192 653 5 -0 -1 -5 3 2 -0.1 20 23 1.9 .501 .504 2.7 -0.4 27 $20,000
PHI (1 yr) 132 457 11 0 0 -11 2 2 0.2 17 19 2.0 .502 .501 3.1 -0.9 30
HOU (1 yr) 21 38 -5 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .472 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2
STL (1 yr) 62 202 -3 -0 1 -10 2 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .481 .493 0.7 -0.9 7

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
1961 27 CIN NL WS NYY L 5 19 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .063 .211 .125 .336 2 0 0 0 0 2
1 WS 5 19 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .063 .211 .125 .336 2 0 0 0 0 2

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
1955 PIT NL 21 3B 65 64 60 563.0 193 55 127 11 16 .943 -2 -5 2.91 2.80 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 PIT NL 21 2B 57 52 50 455.1 312 128 173 11 41 .965 2 6 5.95 5.28 .974 5.48 5.43
1956 PIT NL 22 3B 47 35 28 316.1 107 38 65 4 2 .963 2 8 2.93 2.19 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 PIT NL 22 2B 26 15 5 137.0 81 31 50 0 7 1.000 -0 -4 5.32 3.12 .980 5.34 5.28
1957 PIT NL 23 3B 74 69 64 606.1 210 62 132 16 16 .924 1 2 2.88 2.62 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 PIT NL 23 2B 10 4 3 52.0 29 13 16 0 4 1.000 0 2 5.02 2.90 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 PIT NL 23 LF 10 7 6 63.0 22 19 1 2 0 .909 2 48 2.86 2.00 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 PIT NL 23 OF 10 7 6 63.0 22 19 1 2 0 .909 2 48 2.86 2.00 .980 2.29 2.31
1958 TOT NL 24 3B 4 3 3 34.0 16 5 10 1 0 .938 0 4 3.97 3.75 .952 3.18 3.18
1958 PIT NL 24 3B 1 1 1 8.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 0 30 4.50 4.00 .952 3.15 3.20
1958 STL NL 24 SS 28 27 12 212.2 105 45 52 8 10 .924 -9 -49 4.11 3.46 .964 5.11 5.08
1958 STL NL 24 2B 14 13 9 110.2 61 32 25 4 4 .934 -2 -17 4.64 4.07 .975 5.33 5.30
1958 STL NL 24 3B 3 2 2 26.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 3.81 3.67 .952 3.18 3.17
1959 PHI NL 25 3B 109 102 100 892.1 261 83 156 22 15 .916 -9 -12 2.41 2.19 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 PHI NL 25 2B 6 3 1 25.0 13 8 4 1 1 .923 -2 -101 4.32 2.00 .976 5.26 5.22
1960 CHW AL 26 3B 122 119 108 1043.1 371 88 263 20 29 .946 5 5 3.03 2.88 .952 3.14 3.14
1961 CIN NL 27 3B 151 151 139 1309.0 397 123 254 20 23 .950 -1 -1 2.59 2.50 .948 2.92 2.89
1961 CIN NL 27 2B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 9.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.40
1962 CIN NL 28 3B 10 10 7 86.0 21 11 10 0 1 1.000 -1 -20 2.20 2.10 .949 2.95 2.92
1963 CIN NL 29 3B 62 62 52 530.1 158 44 103 11 8 .930 -3 -7 2.49 2.37 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 CIN NL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1963 CIN NL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1964 PIT NL 30 3B 72 67 58 584.1 174 48 112 14 12 .920 -8 -17 2.46 2.22 .941 2.93 2.91
1965 TOT MLB 31 3B 27 25 12 196.0 58 16 37 5 2 .914 -6 -36 2.43 1.96 .954 2.92 2.91
1965 PIT NL 31 3B 19 17 6 132.0 41 12 27 2 1 .951 -3 -26 2.66 2.05 .951 2.82 2.82
1965 CHW AL 31 3B 8 8 6 64.0 17 4 10 3 1 .824 -3 -56 1.97 1.75 .960 3.14 3.12
1966 TOT MLB 32 3B 38 26 24 250.1 100 16 72 12 5 .880 -8 -36 3.16 2.32 .954 3.03 3.03
1966 CHW AL 32 3B 34 24 22 225.0 85 12 64 9 5 .894 -6 -34 3.04 2.24 .954 3.03 3.03
1966 HOU NL 32 3B 4 2 2 25.1 15 4 8 3 0 .800 -1 -52 4.26 3.00 .954 3.02 3.05
1966 HOU NL 32 2B 3 2 2 20.0 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 4.05 3.00 .978 5.31 5.33
1966 HOU NL 32 LF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .965 1.80 1.70
1966 HOU NL 32 OF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .975 1.98 2.00
12 Seasons 3B 781 733 655 6411.1 2066 589 1341 136 129 .934 -31 -6 2.71 2.47 .949 3.00 2.98
7 Seasons 2B 117 89 70 802.0 507 216 275 16 57 .968 -2 -3 5.51 4.20 .975 5.42 5.37
1 Season SS 28 27 12 212.2 105 45 52 8 10 .924 -9 -49 4.11 3.46 .964 5.11 5.08
3 Seasons LF 12 8 6 69.0 24 21 1 2 0 .917 2 42 2.87 1.83 .977 2.01 1.99
3 Seasons OF 12 8 6 69.0 24 21 1 2 0 .917 2 42 2.87 1.83 .980 2.26 2.26
12 Seasons TOT 938 857 743 7495.0 2702 871 1669 162 196 .940 -39 -6 3.05 2.71 .955 3.31 3.33
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Slugging % s c a p y
1960 AL  .481 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1961 NL  152 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1960 AL  32 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1955 NL  8 (8th)
1960 AL  6 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1960 AL  55 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1955 NL  4 (10th)
1959 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1955 NL  16 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1961 NL  17 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1960 AL  6 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
1960 AL  62.50 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1959 NL  11.9 (10th)
1960 AL  12.6 (7th)
1961 NL  12.2 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1961 NL  439 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1959 NL  23 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  122 (4th)
1961 NL  151 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  123 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  263 (3rd)
1961 NL  254 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1957 NL  16 (1st)
1959 NL  22 (1st)
1960 AL  20 (3rd)
1961 NL  20 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1957 NL  16 (5th)
1960 AL  29 (3rd)
1961 NL  23 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  2.88 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  .946 (4th)
1961 NL  .950 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1364), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (202nd), 8.2 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/9.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1965 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $22,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 32 Chicago White Sox $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$42,000
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: Eugene Augie eugene Gene Lewis Freese

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