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Lenny Green

Leonard Charles Green

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 6, 1933 in Detroit, MI
High School: Pershing HS (Detroit, MI)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 1957 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Senators/RedSox/Orioles/Tigers/... 1957-1968

Final Game: June 30, 1968 (Age 35)
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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
1957 24 BAL AL 19 34 33 2 6 1 1 1 5 0 1 1 4 .182 .206 .364 .570 58 12 0 0 0 0 0 8/79
1958 25 BAL AL 69 102 91 10 21 4 0 0 4 0 2 9 10 .231 .297 .275 .572 63 25 1 0 1 1 0 87/9
1959 26 TOT AL 115 242 214 32 53 6 1 3 17 9 5 21 18 .248 .318 .327 .645 78 70 1 1 6 0 0 798
1959 26 BAL AL 27 27 24 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 .292 .346 .417 .763 112 10 0 1 1 0 0 7/9
1959 26 WSH AL 88 215 190 29 46 6 1 2 15 9 5 20 15 .242 .314 .316 .630 74 60 1 0 5 0 0 978
1960 27 WSH AL 127 387 330 62 97 16 7 5 33 21 8 43 25 .294 .383 .430 .814 119 142 5 6 6 2 4 87
1961 28 MIN AL 156 692 600 92 171 28 7 9 50 17 11 81 50 .285 .374 .400 .774 104 240 5 6 3 2 2 *87/9
1962 29 MIN AL 158 724 619 97 168 33 3 14 63 8 4 88 36 .271 .367 .402 .769 104 249 8 8 4 5 2 *87
1963 30 MIN AL 145 319 280 41 67 10 1 4 27 11 5 31 21 .239 .315 .325 .640 79 91 1 2 2 4 1 *87
1964 31 TOT AL 79 151 128 16 27 2 0 2 5 3 1 21 17 .211 .325 .273 .598 74 35 3 1 0 1 1 87
1964 31 MIN AL 26 19 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 .000 .211 .000 .211 -35 0 0 0 0 0 0 /78
1964 31 LAA AL 39 104 92 13 23 2 0 2 4 2 0 10 8 .250 .327 .337 .664 94 31 3 1 0 1 0 87
1964 31 BAL AL 14 28 21 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 3 .190 .393 .190 .583 69 4 0 0 0 0 1 /87
1965 32 BOS AL 119 427 373 69 103 24 6 7 24 8 2 48 43 .276 .361 .429 .790 119 160 9 3 0 3 0 87
1966 33 BOS AL 85 154 133 18 32 6 0 1 12 0 1 15 19 .241 .325 .308 .633 76 41 7 2 3 1 1 8/7
1967 34 DET AL 58 161 151 22 42 8 1 1 13 1 1 9 17 .278 .317 .364 .681 99 55 2 0 0 1 0 7/8
1968 35 DET AL 6 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 99 1 1 0 0 0 1 /7
12 Yrs 1136 3398 2956 461 788 138 27 47 253 78 41 368 260 .267 .351 .379 .731 99 1121 43 29 25 20 12
162 Game Avg. 162 485 422 66 112 20 4 7 36 11 6 52 37 .267 .351 .379 .731 99 160 6 4 4 3 2
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
MIN (6 yrs) 700 2356 2034 324 549 93 19 34 188 66 34 267 153 .270 .359 .384 .743 99 782 20 22 20 13 9
BAL (4 yrs) 129 191 169 15 38 5 1 2 12 1 3 18 20 .225 .302 .302 .603 71 51 1 1 2 1 1
BOS (2 yrs) 204 581 506 87 135 30 6 8 36 8 3 63 62 .267 .351 .397 .748 107 201 16 5 3 4 1
DET (2 yrs) 64 166 155 22 43 8 1 1 13 1 1 10 17 .277 .319 .361 .681 99 56 3 0 0 1 1
LAA (1 yr) 39 104 92 13 23 2 0 2 4 2 0 10 8 .250 .327 .337 .664 94 31 3 1 0 1 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
1957 24 BAL AL 19 34 -1 -1 0 -2 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 8/79
1958 25 BAL AL 69 102 -4 -2 1 3 -2 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .494 .497 -0.5 0.1 -4 87/9
1959 26 BAL AL 27 27 1 0 0 -0 -1 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.2 -0.1 1 7/9
1959 26 WSH AL 88 215 -6 0 2 1 -2 -5 -0.6 7 1 0.0 .493 .496 -0.0 -0.2 0 978
1960 27 WSH AL 127 387 9 2 0 -0 -2 9 0.8 12 21 2.0 .508 .506 2.1 -0.3 21 87
1961 28 MIN AL 156 692 7 0 3 -2 -4 4 0.1 21 25 2.2 .503 .503 2.6 -0.8 27 *87/9
1962 29 MIN AL 158 724 4 2 1 3 -5 4 0.1 21 25 2.2 .503 .503 2.1 -0.4 22 *87
1963 30 MIN AL 145 319 -4 1 1 3 -1 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.8 .500 .500 0.6 0.1 6 *87
1964 31 MIN AL 26 19 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $15,000 /78
1964 31 LAA AL 39 104 1 0 -1 -3 -1 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.1 .491 .498 0.3 -0.5 3 87
1964 31 BAL AL 14 28 -1 0 0 3 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .518 .502 0.0 0.3 0 /87
1965 32 BOS AL 119 427 8 4 0 -5 -1 6 0.6 13 19 1.9 .505 .504 2.5 -0.7 23 $22,000 87
1966 33 BOS AL 85 154 -4 1 -1 -6 -0 -10 -1.3 5 -5 -0.8 .486 .493 -0.1 -0.8 0 8/7
1967 34 DET AL 58 161 0 -1 0 1 -2 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 3 $10,000 7/8
1968 35 DET AL 6 5 -0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 $12,000 /7
12 Seasons 1136 3398 6 6 6 -3 -21 -5 -1.9 103 98 8.3 .499 .501 9.8 -3.6 101 $59,000
MIN (6 yrs) 700 2356 6 5 7 5 -14 9 0.0 70 80 7.0 .501 .502 7.2 -1.6 74 $15,000
BAL (4 yrs) 129 191 -5 -2 1 4 -3 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .496 .498 -0.4 0.1 -3
BOS (2 yrs) 204 581 4 4 -1 -10 -1 -5 -0.7 18 13 1.1 .497 .499 2.4 -1.5 24 $22,000
DET (2 yrs) 64 166 0 -1 0 1 -2 -2 -0.3 5 4 0.3 .497 .499 0.2 -0.2 3 $22,000
LAA (1 yr) 39 104 1 0 -1 -3 -1 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.1 .491 .498 0.3 -0.5 3

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
1957 BAL AL 24 OF 15 9 3 82.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -2 -22 2.09 1.27 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 BAL AL 24 CF 12 9 3 74.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -1 -18 2.31 1.58 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 BAL AL 24 LF 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1957 BAL AL 24 RF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.95
1958 BAL AL 25 OF 53 23 13 248.1 85 81 1 3 0 .965 3 15 2.97 1.55 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 BAL AL 25 CF 30 22 13 198.2 77 74 0 3 0 .961 4 25 3.35 2.47 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 BAL AL 25 LF 29 1 0 41.2 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 1.73 0.28 .979 2.10 2.07
1958 BAL AL 25 RF 6 0 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.97
1959 TOT AL 26 OF 81 43 39 453.2 106 98 6 2 0 .981 0 1 2.06 1.28 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 TOT AL 26 LF 41 6 5 124.2 28 24 3 1 0 .964 1 12 1.95 0.66 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 TOT AL 26 RF 31 26 24 221.0 43 41 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -14 1.75 1.39 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 BAL AL 26 OF 23 5 3 76.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.30 0.48 .980 2.21 2.21
1959 BAL AL 26 LF 20 3 2 60.0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 0 2 1.35 0.45 .980 2.05 2.05
1959 BAL AL 26 RF 5 2 1 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 1.12 0.40 .975 1.91 1.88
1959 WSH AL 26 OF 58 38 36 377.2 95 89 4 2 0 .979 1 3 2.22 1.60 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 WSH AL 26 RF 26 24 23 205.0 41 39 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -12 1.80 1.58 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 WSH AL 26 LF 21 3 3 64.2 19 17 1 1 0 .947 1 20 2.51 0.86 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 WSH AL 26 CF 14 11 10 108.0 33 31 1 1 0 .970 2 19 2.67 2.29 .983 2.72 2.70
1960 WSH AL 27 OF 100 73 59 723.2 225 219 4 2 0 .991 -0 -0 2.77 2.23 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 WSH AL 27 CF 93 72 58 681.2 214 208 4 2 0 .991 -1 -2 2.80 2.28 .987 2.66 2.65
1960 WSH AL 27 LF 20 1 1 42.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 26 3.00 0.70 .984 2.14 2.13
1961 MIN AL 28 OF 153 153 98 1342.1 367 356 3 8 0 .978 -2 -2 2.41 2.35 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 MIN AL 28 CF 140 140 89 1144.0 320 311 3 6 0 .981 -1 -1 2.47 2.24 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 MIN AL 28 LF 58 11 8 183.0 43 41 0 2 0 .953 -2 -12 2.02 0.71 .969 2.01 1.98
1961 MIN AL 28 RF 4 2 1 15.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 78 4.70 2.00 .976 2.05 2.05
1962 MIN AL 29 OF 156 151 71 1355.1 371 361 8 2 2 .995 3 3 2.45 2.37 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 MIN AL 29 CF 147 147 67 1194.0 346 336 8 2 3 .994 4 4 2.59 2.34 .986 2.58 2.57
1962 MIN AL 29 LF 87 4 4 161.1 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 1.73 0.36 .976 2.01 2.00
1963 MIN AL 30 CF 119 62 48 614.2 173 170 1 2 0 .988 3 5 2.50 1.44 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 MIN AL 30 OF 119 62 48 632.0 168 165 1 2 0 .988 3 6 2.36 1.39 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 MIN AL 30 LF 14 0 0 17.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 21 2.08 0.29 .975 1.92 1.90
1964 TOT AL 31 OF 38 25 21 235.2 66 64 1 1 0 .985 -0 -2 2.48 1.71 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 TOT AL 31 CF 21 16 15 150.0 51 49 1 1 0 .980 0 1 3.00 2.38 .981 2.45 2.44
1964 TOT AL 31 LF 18 9 6 85.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.47 0.78 .976 1.81 1.80
1964 MIN AL 31 OF 7 0 0 6.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 1.35 0.14 .980 2.02 2.03
1964 MIN AL 31 LF 6 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -21 0.00 0.00 1.75 1.80
1964 MIN AL 31 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.40
1964 LAA AL 31 OF 23 21 17 184.0 43 41 1 1 0 .977 -3 -21 2.05 1.83 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 LAA AL 31 CF 13 12 11 105.0 30 28 1 1 0 .967 -3 -30 2.49 2.23 .981 2.45 2.44
1964 LAA AL 31 LF 11 9 6 79.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 1.48 1.18 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 BAL AL 31 OF 8 4 4 45.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 3 72 4.40 2.75 .980 2.04 2.02
1964 BAL AL 31 CF 7 4 4 44.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 2 65 4.09 2.86 .981 2.45 2.44
1964 BAL AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.80
1965 BOS AL 32 OF 95 84 80 761.2 204 198 2 4 1 .980 -5 -7 2.36 2.11 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 BOS AL 32 CF 83 74 71 657.1 188 184 1 3 1 .984 -3 -6 2.53 2.23 .979 2.40 2.40
1965 BOS AL 32 LF 15 10 9 104.1 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -1 -14 1.64 1.27 .979 1.87 1.86
1966 BOS AL 33 OF 27 19 18 187.0 45 41 3 1 0 .978 -6 -35 2.12 1.63 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 BOS AL 33 CF 23 18 18 169.0 40 38 1 1 0 .975 -6 -39 2.08 1.70 .986 2.52 2.52
1966 BOS AL 33 LF 4 1 0 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.00 1.00 .980 1.85 1.82
1967 DET AL 34 OF 44 32 20 296.0 58 57 0 1 0 .983 1 5 1.73 1.30 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 DET AL 34 LF 43 30 20 284.0 53 52 0 1 0 .981 1 3 1.65 1.21 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 DET AL 34 CF 2 2 0 12.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 4.50 3.00 .982 2.47 2.45
1968 DET AL 35 LF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.85
1968 DET AL 35 OF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.05
12 Seasons OF 883 674 470 6320.2 1715 1659 29 27 3 .984 -3 -1 2.40 1.91 .980 2.18 2.17
11 Seasons CF 684 573 392 5003.1 1468 1426 20 22 4 .985 1 0 2.60 2.11 .984 2.57 2.56
12 Seasons LF 334 73 53 1070.0 219 210 4 5 0 .977 -2 -3 1.80 0.64 .976 1.95 1.98
4 Seasons RF 43 28 25 247.1 51 49 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -12 1.86 1.19 .976 1.91 1.91
12 Seasons TOT 883 674 470 6320.2 1715 1659 29 27 3 .984 -3 -1 2.40 1.91 .980 2.18 2.17
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.
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

On-Base% s c a p y
1962 AL  .367 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1961 AL  600 (9th)
1962 AL  619 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1961 AL  692 (9th)
1962 AL  724 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1962 AL  97 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1961 AL  171 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1962 AL  33 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1960 AL  7 (3rd)
1961 AL  7 (7th)
1965 AL  6 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 AL  88 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1959 AL  9 (8th)
1960 AL  21 (3rd)
1961 AL  17 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1961 AL  127 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1961 AL  258 (8th)
1962 AL  264 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1961 AL  6 (8th)
1962 AL  8 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1959 AL  5 (9th)
1960 AL  8 (3rd)
1961 AL  11 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1960 AL  72.41 (7th)
1963 AL  68.75 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1961 AL  11.8 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1961 AL  12.0 (10th)
1962 AL  17.2 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1962 AL  472 (9th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 AL  140 (3rd)
1962 AL  147 (1st)
1963 AL  119 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  336 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  8 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 AL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  3 (1st)
1965 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  153 (4th)
1962 AL  156 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  356 (4th)
1962 AL  361 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1962 AL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  4 (4th)
1962 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1960 AL  2.80 (3rd)
1965 AL  2.53 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  2.28 (5th)
1965 AL  2.23 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  .994 (3rd)
1963 AL  .988 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1960 AL  2.77 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1962 AL  2.37 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1962 AL  .995 (2nd)
1963 AL  .988 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 21 (1019), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1508), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (239th), 8.3 career WAR/9.6 7yr-peak WAR/8.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
196431Minnesota Twins$15,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196532Boston Red Sox$22,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196734Detroit Tigers$10,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196835Detroit Tigers$12,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$59,000
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: Leonard Charles Lenny Green

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