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Gail Harris

Boyd Gail Harris Jr.

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 15, 1931 in Abingdon, VA
High School: Abingdon HS (Abingdon, VA)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1955 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Giants 1955-1960

Final Game: May 3, 1960 (Age 28)
Died: November 14, 2012 in Gainesville, VA
Cremated
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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
1955 23 NYG NL 79 287 263 27 61 9 0 12 36 0 0 20 46 .232 .289 .403 .692 81 106 6 2 0 2 3 3
1956 24 NYG NL 12 43 38 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 10 .132 .233 .263 .496 34 10 0 2 0 0 1 3
1957 25 NYG NL 90 249 225 28 54 7 3 9 31 1 0 16 28 .240 .305 .418 .723 92 94 4 6 0 2 2 3
1958 26 DET AL 134 498 451 63 123 18 8 20 83 1 2 36 60 .273 .328 .481 .809 114 217 10 4 1 6 3 *3
1959 27 DET AL 114 388 349 39 77 4 3 9 39 0 1 29 49 .221 .290 .327 .617 65 114 7 6 1 2 3 3
1960 28 DET AL 8 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .286 .000 .286 -17 0 0 0 0 0 1 /3
6 Yrs 437 1472 1331 159 320 38 15 51 190 2 3 106 194 .240 .304 .406 .710 88 541 27 20 2 12 13
162 Game Avg. 162 546 493 59 119 14 6 19 70 1 1 39 72 .240 .304 .406 .710 88 201 10 7 1 4 5
NYG (3 yrs) 181 579 526 57 120 16 4 22 68 1 0 39 84 .228 .292 .399 .691 82 210 10 10 0 4 6
DET (3 yrs) 256 893 805 102 200 22 11 29 122 1 3 67 110 .248 .311 .411 .722 92 331 17 10 2 8 7
AL (3 yrs) 256 893 805 102 200 22 11 29 122 1 3 67 110 .248 .311 .411 .722 92 331 17 10 2 8 7
NL (3 yrs) 181 579 526 57 120 16 4 22 68 1 0 39 84 .228 .292 .399 .691 82 210 10 10 0 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
1955 23 NYG NL 79 287 -7 0 -0 1 -3 -10 -1.1 11 1 -0.1 .487 .494 0.0 -0.4 1 3
1956 24 NYG NL 12 43 -4 -0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .454 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 3
1957 25 NYG NL 90 249 -2 1 -0 -1 -3 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.3 .494 .497 0.5 -0.5 5 3
1958 26 DET AL 134 498 8 -0 0 4 -6 5 0.5 15 21 2.0 .504 .504 1.7 -0.3 17 *3
1959 27 DET AL 114 388 -16 -1 1 -3 -5 -25 -2.8 12 -13 -1.6 .477 .484 -1.1 -1.0 -9 3
1960 28 DET AL 8 7 -1 -0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
6 Seasons 437 1472 -22 -0 1 -1 -18 -41 -4.8 49 8 0.2 .490 .495 0.6 -2.4 10
NYG (3 yrs) 181 579 -13 1 -0 -1 -7 -20 -2.3 22 2 -0.1 .488 .495 0.2 -1.1 3
DET (3 yrs) 256 893 -9 -2 1 0 -11 -21 -2.5 27 7 0.3 .491 .495 0.4 -1.3 6

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 NYG NL 23 1B 75 67 64 615.0 679 617 50 12 65 .982 1 1 9.76 8.89 .991 9.79 9.70
1956 NYG NL 24 1B 11 11 9 99.0 120 108 9 3 12 .975 -1 -7 10.64 10.64 .989 9.82 9.72
1957 NYG NL 25 1B 61 51 47 484.0 547 502 37 8 53 .985 -1 -3 10.02 8.84 .990 9.67 9.73
1958 DET AL 26 1B 122 112 108 1013.1 1036 942 79 15 90 .986 4 4 9.07 8.37 .991 9.60 9.50
1959 DET AL 27 1B 93 83 77 752.0 791 728 57 6 59 .992 -3 -5 9.39 8.44 .990 9.84 9.77
1960 DET AL 28 1B 5 0 0 10.0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -12 8.10 1.80 .991 9.54 9.56
6 Seasons 1B 367 324 305 2973.1 3182 2905 233 44 280 .986 -1 -0 9.50 8.55 .991 9.72 9.65
6 Seasons TOT 367 324 305 2973.1 3182 2905 233 44 280 .986 -1 -0 9.50 8.55 .991 9.72 9.65
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

Slugging % s c a p y
1958 AL  .481 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1958 AL  8 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1957 NL  6 (5th)
1959 AL  6 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1958 AL  942 (3rd)
1959 AL  728 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  122 (1st)
1959 AL  93 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  942 (3rd)
1959 AL  728 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  79 (2nd)
1959 AL  57 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  12 (3rd)
1958 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  90 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1959 AL  8.44 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1958 AL  .986 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2249), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (474th), 0.2 career WAR/0.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Boyd Boyd Gail Gail Jr. Harris

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