Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Mike Hershberger Statistics and History

 

Photo of Mike Hershberger


Mike Hershberger

Norman Michael Hershberger

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 9, 1939 in Massillon, OH
High School: Massillon HS (Massillon, OH)
School: University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1961 (Age 21.331)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Brewers 1961-1971

Final Game: September 17, 1971 (Age 31.343)
Died: July 1, 2012 in Massillon, OH
Buried: Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, OH
    About biographical information

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1813. Gerald Perry… #1814. Dan Meyer… #1815. Randy Bush… #1816. MIKE HERSHBERGER… #1817. Willie Harris… #1818. Oscar Stanage… #1819. Larry Brown… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 21 CHW AL 15 58 55 9 17 3 0 0 5 1 1 2 2 .309 .333 .364 .697 88 20 1 0 1 0 0 /897
1962 22 CHW AL 148 474 427 54 112 14 2 4 46 10 6 37 36 .262 .324 .333 .657 78 142 20 3 5 2 0 *98/7
1963 23 CHW AL 135 526 476 64 133 26 2 3 45 9 3 39 39 .279 .338 .361 .699 98 172 8 4 5 2 1 *98/7
1964 24 CHW AL 141 510 452 55 104 15 3 2 31 8 6 48 47 .230 .308 .290 .598 70 131 10 4 4 2 1 *98
1965 25 KCA AL 150 541 494 43 114 15 5 5 48 7 3 37 42 .231 .289 .312 .601 72 154 19 5 2 3 5 *9/87
1966 26 KCA AL 146 597 538 55 136 27 7 2 57 13 5 47 37 .253 .313 .340 .653 91 183 14 3 4 7 3 *97/8
1967 27 KCA AL 142 537 480 55 122 25 1 1 49 10 3 38 40 .254 .314 .317 .631 89 152 13 7 5 7 2 *9/7
1968 28 OAK AL 99 274 246 23 67 9 2 5 32 8 3 21 22 .272 .327 .386 .713 122 95 4 1 2 4 4 79/8
1969 29 OAK AL 51 142 129 11 26 2 0 1 10 1 2 10 15 .202 .259 .240 .499 44 31 2 0 3 0 0 79/8
1970 30 MIL AL 49 108 98 7 23 5 0 1 6 1 2 10 8 .235 .306 .316 .622 72 31 4 0 0 0 0 9
1971 31 CHW AL 74 214 177 22 46 9 0 2 15 6 2 30 23 .260 .377 .345 .722 104 61 5 4 2 1 3 8/9
11 Yrs 1150 3981 3572 398 900 150 22 26 344 74 36 319 311 .252 .316 .328 .645 85 1172 100 31 33 28 19
162 Game Avg. 162 561 503 56 127 21 3 4 48 10 5 45 44 .252 .316 .328 .645 85 165 14 4 5 4 3
OAK (5 yrs) 588 2091 1887 187 465 78 15 14 196 39 16 153 156 .246 .305 .326 .631 86 615 52 16 16 21 14
CHW (5 yrs) 513 1782 1587 204 412 67 7 11 142 34 18 156 147 .260 .330 .331 .662 85 526 44 15 17 7 5
MIL (1 yr) 49 108 98 7 23 5 0 1 6 1 2 10 8 .235 .306 .316 .622 72 31 4 0 0 0 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
1961 21 CHW AL 15 58 0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 /897
1962 22 CHW AL 148 474 -5 -1 -3 6 -5 -8 -1.0 15 7 0.5 .495 .495 -0.0 -0.1 1 *98/7
1963 23 CHW AL 135 526 1 1 1 4 -4 3 0.1 16 19 1.7 .502 .502 1.5 -0.2 15 *98/7
1964 24 CHW AL 141 510 -14 1 -0 9 -4 -9 -1.3 16 7 0.3 .493 .494 -0.5 0.3 -2 $16,500 *98
1965 25 KCA AL 150 541 -17 -1 -1 -1 -6 -26 -3.2 17 -10 -1.5 .480 .481 -1.3 -0.9 -9 $17,500 *9/87
1966 26 KCA AL 146 597 -6 2 -2 9 -6 -3 -0.7 19 16 1.3 .497 .498 0.6 0.1 8 *97/8
1967 27 KCA AL 142 537 -7 2 -0 3 -6 -7 -1.1 17 10 0.7 .494 .494 0.5 -0.5 7 *9/7
1968 28 OAK AL 99 274 3 1 0 -1 -5 -2 -0.4 9 8 0.6 .498 .499 0.9 -0.9 9 $23,000 79/8
1969 29 OAK AL 51 142 -6 -1 0 -5 -1 -13 -1.5 5 -8 -1.0 .472 .491 -0.4 -0.7 -3 79/8
1970 30 MIL AL 49 108 -3 -1 -0 -3 -1 -8 -0.9 4 -4 -0.5 .482 .494 -0.2 -0.4 -2 $25,000 9
1971 31 CHW AL 74 214 1 1 -0 -5 -0 -4 -0.5 7 3 0.2 .493 .497 0.9 -0.7 8 8/9
11 Seasons 1150 3981 -52 3 -5 15 -40 -79 -10.6 127 48 2.3 .492 .494 2.0 -4.0 33 $82,000
OAK (5 yrs) 588 2091 -31 2 -3 5 -25 -52 -6.8 68 16 0.2 .490 .492 0.3 -2.9 11 $40,500
CHW (5 yrs) 513 1782 -17 2 -2 13 -14 -19 -2.8 55 36 2.7 .496 .497 1.9 -0.6 23 $16,500
MIL (1 yr) 49 108 -3 -1 -0 -3 -1 -8 -0.9 4 -4 -0.5 .482 .494 -0.2 -0.4 -2 $25,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1961 CHW AL 21 OF 13 13 12 116.2 31 29 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 2.39 2.38 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 CHW AL 21 CF 9 9 9 80.2 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 1 15 2.79 2.78 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 CHW AL 21 RF 3 3 2 27.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -44 1.33 1.33 .975 2.07 2.03
1961 CHW AL 21 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 3.00 3.00 .970 2.00 2.00
1962 CHW AL 22 OF 135 106 92 1006.1 247 236 7 4 0 .984 6 7 2.17 1.80 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 CHW AL 22 RF 115 81 73 789.2 176 168 6 2 0 .989 1 1 1.98 1.51 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 CHW AL 22 CF 27 24 18 208.2 70 66 2 2 0 .971 5 28 2.93 2.52 .986 2.58 2.57
1962 CHW AL 22 LF 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 75 4.50 4.00 .975 2.02 2.00
1963 CHW AL 23 OF 119 108 76 1008.1 249 230 13 6 3 .976 4 4 2.17 2.04 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 CHW AL 23 RF 76 41 39 454.2 100 95 4 1 0 .990 5 13 1.96 1.30 .980 2.01 2.01
1963 CHW AL 23 CF 72 67 37 550.2 152 139 8 5 3 .967 -1 -2 2.40 2.04 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 CHW AL 23 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -200 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1964 CHW AL 24 OF 134 108 84 1038.2 245 231 10 4 2 .984 9 10 2.09 1.80 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 CHW AL 24 RF 89 53 44 541.2 100 91 7 2 1 .980 1 2 1.63 1.10 .984 1.88 1.87
1964 CHW AL 24 CF 64 55 40 497.0 144 139 3 2 1 .986 8 19 2.57 2.22 .981 2.45 2.44
1965 KCA AL 25 OF 144 131 126 1177.0 255 238 14 3 7 .988 -1 -1 1.93 1.75 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 KCA AL 25 RF 134 123 118 1096.0 231 215 13 3 6 .987 -2 -3 1.87 1.70 .978 1.85 1.84
1965 KCA AL 25 CF 9 6 6 59.0 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 2 45 2.90 2.11 .979 2.39 2.40
1965 KCA AL 25 LF 5 2 2 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 2.05 1.00 .980 1.88 1.86
1966 KCA AL 26 OF 143 139 133 1251.0 306 285 14 7 3 .977 9 8 2.15 2.09 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 KCA AL 26 RF 129 126 121 1129.2 277 258 14 5 3 .982 7 7 2.17 2.11 .979 1.94 1.94
1966 KCA AL 26 LF 12 11 10 101.1 29 28 0 1 0 .966 2 28 2.49 2.33 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 KCA AL 26 CF 3 2 2 20.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 1.33 .985 2.52 2.53
1967 KCA AL 27 OF 130 122 107 1077.1 227 206 17 4 2 .982 3 3 1.86 1.72 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 KCA AL 27 RF 122 115 101 1010.2 212 193 15 4 2 .981 3 4 1.85 1.70 .981 1.82 1.82
1967 KCA AL 27 LF 9 7 6 66.2 12 10 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.62 1.33 .976 1.88 1.87
1968 OAK AL 28 OF 90 61 43 606.1 136 128 5 3 0 .978 -1 -3 1.97 1.48 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 OAK AL 28 LF 71 37 30 400.0 81 76 3 2 0 .975 -2 -4 1.78 1.11 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 OAK AL 28 RF 27 21 11 176.1 42 39 2 1 0 .976 0 1 2.09 1.52 .977 1.88 1.87
1968 OAK AL 28 CF 5 3 2 30.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.40 1.60 .986 2.52 2.52
1969 OAK AL 29 OF 35 32 18 269.0 51 50 0 1 0 .980 -5 -21 1.67 1.43 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 OAK AL 29 LF 16 13 9 122.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -2 -16 1.33 1.13 .978 1.99 1.99
1969 OAK AL 29 RF 13 12 7 95.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.61 1.31 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 OAK AL 29 CF 8 7 2 52.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -51 2.42 1.75 .982 2.49 2.50
1970 MIL AL 30 RF 36 21 14 203.2 36 33 1 2 0 .944 -3 -15 1.50 0.94 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 MIL AL 30 OF 35 21 14 203.2 37 34 1 2 0 .946 -3 -15 1.55 1.00 .980 2.14 2.13
1971 CHW AL 31 OF 59 43 34 412.1 101 96 1 4 0 .960 -5 -15 2.12 1.64 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 CHW AL 31 CF 58 41 34 397.1 102 97 1 4 0 .961 -4 -13 2.22 1.69 .983 2.73 2.72
1971 CHW AL 31 RF 2 2 0 15.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -88 0.60 0.50 .980 2.04 2.05
11 Seasons OF 1037 884 739 8166.2 1885 1763 84 38 17 .980 15 2 2.04 1.78 .980 2.11 2.10
11 Seasons RF 746 598 530 5539.1 1196 1114 62 20 12 .983 9 2 1.91 1.58 .979 1.91 1.91
9 Seasons CF 255 214 150 1895.1 538 507 18 13 5 .976 8 5 2.49 2.06 .984 2.57 2.57
8 Seasons LF 116 72 59 732.0 153 144 5 4 0 .974 -2 -3 1.83 1.28 .978 1.88 1.86
11 Seasons TOT 1037 884 739 8166.2 1885 1763 84 38 17 .980 15 2 2.04 1.78 .980 2.11 2.10
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

Doubles s c a p y
1966 AL  27 (10th)
1967 AL  25 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  5 (9th)
1967 AL  7 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (1st)
1967 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1962 AL  20 (2nd)
1965 AL  19 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1964 AL  6 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
1966 AL  72.22 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1963 AL  12.2 (9th)
1965 AL  11.8 (5th)
1966 AL  14.5 (4th)
1967 AL  12.0 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  3 (4th)
1965 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  115 (4th)
1965 AL  134 (5th)
1966 AL  129 (5th)
1967 AL  122 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  215 (5th)
1966 AL  258 (3rd)
1967 AL  193 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  6 (5th)
1965 AL  13 (1st)
1966 AL  14 (1st)
1967 AL  15 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  5 (4th)
1967 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  1 (5th)
1965 AL  6 (1st)
1966 AL  3 (1st)
1967 AL  2 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1963 AL  13 (4th)
1965 AL  14 (1st)
1966 AL  14 (2nd)
1967 AL  17 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (1st)
1966 AL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  5 (2nd)
1964 AL  8 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1962 AL  1.98 (4th)
1965 AL  1.87 (4th)
1966 AL  2.17 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  1.70 (4th)
1966 AL  2.11 (3rd)
1967 AL  1.70 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  .989 (1st)
1965 AL  .987 (3rd)
1966 AL  .982 (3rd)
1967 AL  .981 (3rd)
Career  .983 (59th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  .988 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1820), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2110), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (297th), 2.3 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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 24 Chicago White Sox $16,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1965 25 Kansas City Athletics $17,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 28 Oakland Athletics $23,000 ? 3/16/68 TSN
1970 30 Milwaukee Brewers $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$82,000
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.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Mike Hershberger    

Name and misspellings: Norman mark Michael Mike Hershberger

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.