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Ken Harrelson

Kenneth Smith Harrelson (Hawk)

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 4, 1941 in Woodruff, SC
High School: Benedictine HS (Savannah, GA)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 9, 1963 (Age 21.278)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/RedSox/Senators 1963-1971

Final Game: June 20, 1971 (Age 29.289)
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Standard Fielding

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
1963 KCA AL 21 1B 34 31 31 290.2 305 283 16 6 24 .980 -5 -21 9.26 8.79 .990 9.48 9.49
1963 KCA AL 21 LF 28 26 22 241.2 45 43 1 1 0 .978 -2 -12 1.64 1.57 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 KCA AL 21 OF 28 26 22 241.2 45 43 1 1 0 .978 -2 -12 1.64 1.57 .981 2.16 2.16
1964 KCA AL 22 LF 24 21 12 182.0 43 40 2 1 0 .977 1 9 2.08 1.75 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 KCA AL 22 OF 24 21 12 182.0 43 40 2 1 0 .977 1 9 2.08 1.75 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 KCA AL 22 1B 15 10 10 109.1 118 105 13 0 14 1.000 0 5 9.71 7.87 .991 9.43 9.41
1965 KCA AL 23 1B 125 123 96 1051.0 1123 1044 70 9 93 .992 -2 -3 9.54 8.91 .991 9.56 9.53
1965 KCA AL 23 OF 4 3 1 25.0 7 5 1 1 0 .857 -0 -10 2.16 1.50 .979 2.05 2.02
1965 KCA AL 23 LF 3 2 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 35 2.12 1.33 .980 1.85 1.87
1965 KCA AL 23 RF 1 1 0 8.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -1 -105 2.25 2.00 .977 1.80 1.80
1966 TOT AL 24 1B 128 125 112 1113.0 1226 1126 86 14 95 .989 -1 -1 9.80 9.47 .991 9.59 9.58
1966 KCA AL 24 1B 58 57 47 500.2 541 485 48 8 42 .985 -0 -1 9.58 9.19 .991 9.59 9.58
1966 KCA AL 24 LF 3 2 2 17.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 28 1.56 1.00 .980 1.82 1.83
1966 KCA AL 24 OF 3 2 2 17.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 28 1.56 1.00 .983 2.08 2.10
1966 WSA AL 24 1B 70 68 65 612.1 685 641 38 6 53 .991 -1 -1 9.98 9.70 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 TOT AL 25 1B 69 62 53 559.2 596 551 41 4 38 .993 -4 -9 9.52 8.58 .991 9.53 9.55
1967 WSA AL 25 1B 23 21 16 190.2 232 215 16 1 17 .996 -0 -3 10.90 10.04 .991 9.53 9.55
1967 KCA AL 25 1B 45 41 37 367.0 361 333 25 3 21 .992 -3 -11 8.78 7.96 .991 9.53 9.55
1967 BOS AL 25 OF 23 22 8 178.0 28 25 1 2 0 .929 -3 -22 1.31 1.13 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 BOS AL 25 RF 23 22 8 178.0 29 26 1 2 0 .931 -3 -22 1.37 1.17 .981 1.82 1.82
1967 BOS AL 25 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.60
1968 BOS AL 26 OF 132 127 114 1138.0 249 241 8 0 1 1.000 0 1 1.97 1.89 .981 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-3
1968 BOS AL 26 RF 132 127 114 1138.0 246 238 8 0 1 1.000 0 1 1.95 1.86 .977 1.88 1.87 AS,MVP-3
1968 BOS AL 26 1B 19 17 13 137.0 147 135 9 3 9 .980 -1 -9 9.46 7.58 .989 9.59 9.54 AS,MVP-3
1969 TOT AL 27 1B 26 13 13 148.1 161 145 15 1 21 .994 1 6 9.71 6.15 .992 9.62 9.62
1969 BOS AL 27 1B 10 10 10 102.0 117 105 11 1 15 .991 1 9 10.24 11.60 .992 9.63 9.62
1969 CLE AL 27 OF 144 143 117 1237.0 268 257 7 4 2 .985 -6 -6 1.92 1.83 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 CLE AL 27 RF 137 136 111 1176.0 258 248 7 3 2 .988 -6 -6 1.95 1.86 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 CLE AL 27 1B 16 3 3 46.1 44 40 4 0 6 1.000 0 0 8.55 2.75 .992 9.62 9.62
1969 CLE AL 27 LF 7 7 6 61.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 0 0 1.92 1.86 .978 1.99 1.99
1970 CLE AL 28 1B 13 13 4 86.0 87 80 7 0 15 1.000 0 3 9.10 6.69 .991 9.59 9.56
1971 CLE AL 29 1B 40 39 29 332.2 338 311 23 4 29 .988 -1 -4 9.04 8.35 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 CLE AL 29 OF 7 7 1 43.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 1.88 1.29 .982 2.24 2.21
1971 CLE AL 29 LF 5 5 1 31.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 2.03 1.40 .981 1.92 1.92
1971 CLE AL 29 RF 2 2 0 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 1.50 1.00 .980 2.03 2.05
9 Seasons 1B 469 433 361 3827.2 4101 3780 280 41 338 .990 -13 -4 9.55 8.66 .991 9.56 9.55
8 Seasons OF 365 351 277 3062.0 652 623 20 9 3 .986 -10 -4 1.89 1.76 .980 2.10 2.10
5 Seasons RF 295 288 233 2512.0 538 515 17 6 3 .989 -10 -5 1.91 1.80 .976 1.89 1.89
6 Seasons LF 70 63 44 550.0 116 110 3 3 0 .974 -0 -1 1.85 1.61 .976 1.88 1.87
9 Seasons TOT 834 784 638 6889.2 4753 4403 300 50 341 .989 -23 -4 6.14 5.64 .989 6.25 6.29
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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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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1963 KCA AL 21 1B -5 -21 -5 -2 -3 0
1963 KCA AL 21 LF -2 -12 -1 0 -2 -1
1964 KCA AL 22 LF 1 9 0 -2 2 1
1964 KCA AL 22 1B 0 5 0 1 -0 0
1965 KCA AL 23 1B -2 -3 -2 -2 -1 0
1965 KCA AL 23 LF 0 35 0 -0 0 0
1965 KCA AL 23 RF -1 -105 -1 -1 0 0
1966 KCA AL 24 1B -0 -1 0 -1 1 -1
1966 KCA AL 24 LF 0 28 0 0 0 0
1966 WSA AL 24 1B -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0
1967 WSA AL 25 1B -0 -3 -0 -1 0 0
1967 KCA AL 25 1B -3 -11 -3 -3 -0 0
1967 BOS AL 25 RF -3 -22 -2 -2 -1 -1
1967 BOS AL 25 1B -0 -180 -0 -0 0 0
1968 BOS AL 26 RF 0 1 0 3 -3 0
1968 BOS AL 26 1B -1 -9 -1 0 -1 0
1969 BOS AL 27 1B 1 9 1 -0 1 0
1969 CLE AL 27 RF -6 -6 1 0 1 -7
1969 CLE AL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 -0 0
1969 CLE AL 27 LF 0 0 0 1 -1 0
1970 CLE AL 28 1B 0 3 0 1 -0 0
1971 CLE AL 29 1B -1 -4 -1 -2 1 0
1971 CLE AL 29 LF -0 -8 -0 -0 0 0
1971 CLE AL 29 RF -0 -30 -0 -0 0 0
9 Seasons 1B -13 -4 -12 -11 -1 -1
5 Seasons RF -10 -5 -2 1 -3 -8
6 Seasons LF -0 -1 -0 -2 1 0
9 Seasons TOT -23 -4 -14 -11 -3 -1 -8
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1963 KCA AL 21 79 57 79 62 0 0 34 0 0 0 28 0 0 28 0 18 2
1964 KCA AL 22 49 30 49 37 0 0 14 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 14 1
1965 KCA AL 23 150 126 150 128 0 0 125 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 24 0
1966 WSA AL 24 71 68 71 70 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1966 KCA AL 24 63 60 63 60 0 0 58 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 0
1967 KCA AL 25 61 41 61 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1967 WSA AL 25 26 21 26 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1967 BOS AL 25 23 22 23 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 0 1 0
1968 BOS AL 26 150 144 150 147 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 132 132 0 4 0
1969 CLE AL 27 149 146 149 147 0 0 16 0 0 0 7 0 137 144 0 3 0
1969 BOS AL 27 10 10 10 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 28 17 13 17 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1971 CLE AL 29 52 46 52 47 0 0 40 0 0 0 5 0 2 7 0 5 0
9 Seasons 900 784 900 812 0 0 468 0 0 0 70 0 295 365 0 102 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1963 KCA AL 21 1265 58% 79% 23% 62 92% 0 276 16 252 9 25 16 11 5 0 0 6 1 5 0 5 24 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 1 2 100%
1964 KCA AL 22 478 56% 78% 25% 29 97% 0 101 6 95 0 9 15 11 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 13 1 1 0 1 5 80%
1965 KCA AL 23 4541 57% 80% 24% 263 96% 0 1031 40 975 16 151 67 53 9 0 3 9 1 8 0 6 92 1 0 2 86 3 6 0 5 10 90%
1966 WSA AL 24 2547 70% 79% 27% 154 95% 1 639 44 587 8 70 41 27 6 0 2 6 1 5 0 4 53 0 0 2 47 1 5 2 3 12 83%
1966 KCA AL 24 2106 53% 79% 26% 153 93% 1 489 34 451 4 67 48 33 8 1 3 8 0 8 0 6 42 0 0 0 36 0 5 1 3 6 83%
1967 KCA AL 25 1564 59% 78% 23% 74 96% 0 325 18 304 3 27 27 22 5 0 1 3 0 3 0 2 21 0 1 1 18 2 3 1 2 7 100%
1967 WSA AL 25 795 64% 83% 30% 43 86% 0 216 7 206 3 18 18 13 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 17 0 0 1 15 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1967 BOS AL 25 11 64% 82% 18% 1 100% 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1968 BOS AL 26 580 62% 77% 26% 28 96% 0 138 8 129 3 15 9 3 4 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 10 0 0 2 8 1 2 1 1 0
1969 CLE AL 27 204 64% 79% 24% 10 90% 0 43 1 42 0 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 67%
1969 BOS AL 27 450 77% 77% 27% 25 96% 1 105 9 95 1 4 12 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1970 CLE AL 28 373 68% 75% 25% 19 89% 0 81 2 79 0 9 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 14 2 1 0 1 3 67%
1971 CLE AL 29 1465 66% 74% 25% 73 93% 1 312 22 287 3 24 22 18 3 1 0 4 0 4 0 3 29 1 0 0 28 1 0 0 0 4 75%
9 Seasons 16379 61% 79% 25% 934 94% 4 3759 207 3505 50 425 286 206 49 2 13 41 5 36 0 28 338 4 2 9 309 13 25 6 17 56 86%
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 94% 87%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1965 KCA AL 23 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 35 83% 80% 23% 5 40%
1967 BOS AL 25 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 12 4 0 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 21 7 33.3% 14 0 0.0% 1 716 59% 78% 27% 65 42%
1968 BOS AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 4 1 2 52 24 1 37 2 0 11 5 1 13 4 0 22 15 1 135 50 37.0% 82 3 2.2% 5 4775 62% 79% 27% 429 57%
1969 CLE AL 27 3 0 3 0 0 7 1 3 2 1 75 17 2 25 1 0 19 11 0 13 4 1 21 14 0 153 47 30.7% 103 3 2.0% 4 5045 66% 76% 27% 475 53%
1971 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 52 88% 60% 19% 3 67%
5 Seasons 6 0 6 0 1 17 1 8 3 3 139 45 3 68 4 0 32 17 1 26 8 1 45 30 1 310 104 33.5% 200 6 1.9% 11 10623 64% 78% 27% 977 54%
MLB Averages 40.5% 3.2% 64% 79% 26% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1963 KCA AL 21 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 17 8 47.1% 8 1 5.9% 0 1011 54% 83% 29% 81 54%
1964 KCA AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 6 6 0 6 0 1 2 1 0 3 2 0 3 3 0 20 12 60.0% 7 1 5.0% 1 814 65% 80% 27% 79 53%
1965 KCA AL 23 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 0 0 0 0 0 78 64% 83% 26% 4 100%
1966 KCA AL 24 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 0 0 0 0 0 74 62% 82% 18% 3 100%
1969 CLE AL 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 271 64% 70% 30% 24 54%
1971 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 130 51% 79% 35% 11 64%
6 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 15 13 0 13 1 2 2 1 0 8 2 0 7 5 0 45 22 48.9% 21 2 4.4% 1 2378 59% 80% 28% 202 56%
MLB Averages 58.6% 2.8% 64% 79% 26% 47%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 AL (3, 37%)
0.37 Career Shares (545th)

Putoutss c a p y
1965 AL  1,049 (5th)
1966 AL  1,129 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  125 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  1,044 (3rd)
1966 AL  1,126 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  86 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  9 (2nd)
1966 AL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  93 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  132 (2nd)
1969 AL  137 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  238 (2nd)
1969 AL  248 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1966 AL  9.80 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  8.91 (4th)
1966 AL  9.47 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  .992 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1968 AL  1.95 (4th)
1969 AL  1.95 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  1.86 (4th)
1969 AL  1.86 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  1.000 (1st)
1969 AL  .988 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1968 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

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