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Willie Horton

William Wattison Horton

Positions: Leftfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: October 18, 1942 in Arno, VA
High School: Northwestern HS (Detroit, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1963 (Age 20.327, 9,768th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Mariners/Rangers/Indians/BlueJays/... 1963-1980

Last Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 37.353)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #432. Kid Gleason… #433. Mike Tiernan… #434. Josh Hamilton… #435. WILLIE HORTON… #436. Mark Belanger… #437. Garry Maddox… #438. Ken Keltner… 

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
1963 20 DET AL 15 43 43 6 14 2 1 1 4 2 0 0 8 .326 .326 .488 .814 122 21 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1964 21 DET AL 25 92 80 6 13 1 3 1 10 0 0 11 20 .163 .272 .288 .559 55 23 0 1 0 0 2 7/9
1965 ★ 22 DET AL 143 572 512 69 140 20 2 29 104 5 9 48 101 .273 .340 .490 .831 133 251 12 6 2 4 9 *79/5 AS,MVP-8
1966 23 DET AL 146 578 526 72 138 22 6 27 100 1 1 44 103 .262 .321 .481 .802 125 253 11 3 2 3 4 *79 MVP-21
1967 24 DET AL 122 445 401 47 110 20 3 19 67 0 0 36 80 .274 .338 .481 .819 137 193 12 4 1 3 0 *7/9
1968 ★ 25 DET AL 143 578 512 68 146 20 2 36 85 0 3 49 110 .285 .352 .543 .895 165 278 14 8 2 7 8 *7 AS,MVP-4
1969 26 DET AL 141 568 508 66 133 17 1 28 91 3 3 52 93 .262 .332 .465 .796 117 236 8 3 1 4 10 *7/9
1970 ★ 27 DET AL 96 404 371 53 113 18 2 17 69 0 1 28 43 .305 .354 .501 .855 133 186 7 2 0 3 6 7/9 AS
1971 28 DET AL 119 498 450 64 130 25 1 22 72 1 5 37 75 .289 .349 .496 .845 133 223 15 7 0 4 8 *79
1972 29 DET AL 108 367 333 44 77 9 5 11 36 0 0 27 47 .231 .293 .387 .681 99 129 8 3 2 2 5 79
1973 ★ 30 DET AL 111 443 411 42 130 19 3 17 53 1 4 23 57 .316 .362 .501 .863 136 206 14 7 1 1 5 7/D9 AS,MVP-29
1974 31 DET AL 72 263 238 32 71 8 1 15 47 0 1 21 36 .298 .361 .529 .891 152 126 6 3 0 1 3 7/D
1975 32 DET AL 159 667 615 62 169 13 1 25 92 1 2 44 109 .275 .319 .421 .740 106 259 18 0 0 8 11 *D
1976 33 DET AL 114 456 401 40 105 17 0 14 56 0 0 49 63 .262 .342 .409 .751 117 164 16 2 0 4 7 D
1977 34 TOT AL 140 573 523 55 151 23 3 15 75 2 3 42 117 .289 .337 .430 .767 107 225 15 0 0 8 5 *D7
1977 34 DET AL 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1977 34 TEX AL 139 569 519 55 150 23 3 15 75 2 3 42 117 .289 .337 .432 .769 108 224 15 0 0 8 5 *D7
1978 35 TOT AL 115 425 393 38 99 21 0 11 60 3 1 28 69 .252 .303 .389 .692 95 153 14 1 2 1 6 D/7
1978 35 CLE AL 50 186 169 15 42 7 0 5 22 3 0 15 25 .249 .314 .379 .692 95 64 7 1 1 0 4 D
1978 35 OAK AL 32 112 102 11 32 8 0 3 19 0 1 9 15 .314 .369 .480 .850 144 49 1 0 1 0 2 D/7
1978 35 TOR AL 33 127 122 12 25 6 0 3 19 0 0 4 29 .205 .228 .328 .556 55 40 6 0 0 1 0 D
1979 36 SEA AL 162 696 646 77 180 19 5 29 106 1 1 42 112 .279 .326 .458 .784 108 296 20 4 2 2 4 *D MVP-24
1980 37 SEA AL 97 384 335 32 74 10 1 8 36 0 4 39 70 .221 .306 .328 .635 74 110 5 4 2 4 2 D
18 Yrs 2028 8052 7298 873 1993 284 40 325 1163 20 38 620 1313 .273 .332 .457 .789 120 3332 195 58 17 59 95
162 Game Avg. 162 643 583 70 159 23 3 26 93 2 3 50 105 .273 .332 .457 .789 120 266 16 5 1 5 8
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
DET (15 yrs) 1515 5978 5405 671 1490 211 31 262 886 14 29 469 945 .276 .337 .472 .808 127 2549 141 49 11 44 78
SEA (2 yrs) 259 1080 981 109 254 29 6 37 142 1 5 81 182 .259 .319 .414 .733 96 406 25 8 4 6 6
OAK (1 yr) 32 112 102 11 32 8 0 3 19 0 1 9 15 .314 .369 .480 .850 144 49 1 0 1 0 2
TEX (1 yr) 139 569 519 55 150 23 3 15 75 2 3 42 117 .289 .337 .432 .769 108 224 15 0 0 8 5
CLE (1 yr) 50 186 169 15 42 7 0 5 22 3 0 15 25 .249 .314 .379 .692 95 64 7 1 1 0 4
TOR (1 yr) 33 127 122 12 25 6 0 3 19 0 0 4 29 .205 .228 .328 .556 55 40 6 0 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
1963 20 DET AL 15 43 1 1 0 -1 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .513 .501 0.4 -0.2 4 /79
1964 21 DET AL 25 92 -5 0 0 -0 -1 -6 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .471 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -3 7/9
1965 ★ 22 DET AL 143 572 25 -7 -1 1 -7 11 1.2 18 29 3.0 .509 .508 2.9 -0.7 28 $20,000 *79/5 AS,MVP-8
1966 23 DET AL 146 578 18 -1 -1 -3 -8 6 0.3 19 24 2.3 .504 .504 3.0 -1.5 28 $30,000 *79 MVP-21
1967 24 DET AL 122 445 18 2 -2 5 -5 18 2.0 14 33 3.5 .518 .514 3.1 -0.1 28 *7/9
1968 ★ 25 DET AL 143 578 40 -0 -2 -2 -7 29 3.3 20 49 5.4 .525 .522 5.8 -1.3 50 $40,000 *7 AS,MVP-4
1969 26 DET AL 141 568 7 -2 -1 10 -7 8 0.7 19 27 2.7 .506 .505 1.7 0.3 17 $60,000 *7/9
1970 ★ 27 DET AL 96 404 16 -0 -1 -5 -5 6 0.5 14 19 2.0 .506 .504 2.5 -1.1 24 7/9 AS
1971 28 DET AL 119 498 16 -1 -1 -6 -7 1 0.1 17 18 1.8 .501 .501 2.6 -1.6 25 $80,000 *79
1972 29 DET AL 108 367 -1 1 -1 3 -5 -3 -0.4 13 10 1.0 .497 .498 0.7 -0.4 8 79
1973 ★ 30 DET AL 111 443 19 -2 -2 -12 -4 -0 0.1 16 15 1.6 .500 .500 2.8 -1.6 27 7/D9 AS,MVP-29
1974 31 DET AL 72 263 17 -1 -1 -6 -3 8 0.9 9 17 1.8 .511 .505 2.4 -0.9 23 7/D
1975 32 DET AL 159 667 -2 -1 -3 0 -16 -22 -2.3 24 1 -0.0 .485 .485 0.0 -1.7 1 $84,000 *D
1976 33 DET AL 114 456 9 -0 -3 0 -10 -5 -0.5 16 12 1.1 .495 .497 1.2 -1.1 12 $105,000 D
1977 34 DET AL 1 4 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .423 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $105,000 /7
1977 34 TEX AL 139 569 6 -2 -2 -1 -12 -11 -1.0 20 10 0.9 .492 .493 1.0 -1.3 10 *D7
1978 35 CLE AL 50 186 -2 0 -1 0 -4 -8 -0.8 7 -1 -0.2 .484 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -1 D
1978 35 OAK AL 32 112 5 -0 0 -1 -3 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .506 .501 0.7 -0.4 7 D/7
1978 35 TOR AL 33 127 -7 -0 -1 0 -3 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.8 .464 .493 -0.7 -0.3 -6 D
1979 36 SEA AL 162 696 5 0 -3 0 -16 -14 -1.3 25 11 1.0 .491 .491 1.0 -1.6 11 $106,500 *D MVP-24
1980 37 SEA AL 97 384 -13 -3 1 0 -9 -23 -2.3 13 -10 -1.1 .475 .485 -1.1 -0.9 -10 $175,000 D
18 Seasons 2028 8052 173 -15 -21 -17 -132 -14 -1.2 277 264 26.4 .500 .500 29.4 -17.0 281 $805,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (15 yrs) 1515 5978 178 -11 -16 -16 -85 50 5.2 204 254 25.9 .504 .503 28.7 -12.1 270 $524,000
SEA (2 yrs) 259 1080 -8 -3 -1 0 -25 -37 -3.6 38 1 -0.1 .485 .489 -0.1 -2.4 1 $281,500
OAK (1 yr) 32 112 5 -0 0 -1 -3 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .506 .501 0.7 -0.4 7
TEX (1 yr) 139 569 6 -2 -2 -1 -12 -11 -1.0 20 10 0.9 .492 .493 1.0 -1.3 10
CLE (1 yr) 50 186 -2 0 -1 0 -4 -8 -0.8 7 -1 -0.2 .484 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -1
TOR (1 yr) 33 127 -7 -0 -1 0 -3 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.8 .464 .493 -0.7 -0.3 -6

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
1968 ❍ 25 DET AL WS STL W 7 29 23 6 7 1 1 1 3 0 0 5 6 .304 .448 .565 1.013 13 1 1 0 0 0
1972 29 DET AL ALCS OAK L 5 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 12 40 33 6 8 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 9 .242 .375 .424 .799 14 1 1 0 0 0
1 ALCS 5 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 29 23 6 7 1 1 1 3 0 0 5 6 .304 .448 .565 1.013 13 1 1 0 0 0

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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
1963 DET AL 20 OF 9 9 9 78.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 1.50 1.44 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 DET AL 20 LF 8 8 8 69.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.43 1.38 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 DET AL 20 RF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 2.00 .980 2.00 2.00
1964 DET AL 21 OF 23 21 20 191.1 35 33 0 2 0 .943 -0 -3 1.55 1.43 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 DET AL 21 LF 20 19 18 168.2 31 29 0 2 0 .935 -1 -4 1.55 1.45 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 DET AL 21 RF 3 2 2 22.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.99 1.67 .984 1.87 1.87
1965 DET AL 22 OF 141 138 124 1215.0 259 249 7 3 1 .988 1 1 1.90 1.82 .978 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-8
1965 DET AL 22 LF 111 106 97 935.2 211 202 7 2 2 .991 3 4 2.01 1.88 .979 1.87 1.86 AS,MVP-8
1965 DET AL 22 RF 34 32 27 279.1 43 42 0 1 0 .977 -2 -8 1.35 1.24 .978 1.85 1.84 AS,MVP-8
1965 DET AL 22 3B 1 0 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 2.00 .960 3.15 3.10 AS,MVP-8
1966 DET AL 23 OF 137 134 120 1192.1 242 233 4 5 1 .979 -3 -3 1.79 1.73 .982 2.10 2.10 MVP-21
1966 DET AL 23 LF 129 122 113 1072.1 207 198 4 5 1 .976 -5 -6 1.70 1.57 .980 1.83 1.82 MVP-21
1966 DET AL 23 RF 20 12 7 120.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 2 19 2.25 1.50 .979 1.94 1.94 MVP-21
1967 DET AL 24 OF 110 108 48 820.0 175 165 5 5 2 .971 5 7 1.87 1.55 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 DET AL 24 LF 109 108 48 819.0 172 163 4 5 2 .971 5 7 1.84 1.53 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 DET AL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1968 DET AL 25 LF 139 137 115 1200.2 215 203 6 6 2 .972 -2 -2 1.57 1.50 .978 1.85 1.84 AS,MVP-4
1968 DET AL 25 OF 139 137 115 1200.2 224 212 6 6 2 .973 -2 -2 1.63 1.57 .981 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-4
1969 DET AL 26 OF 136 134 111 1161.2 288 272 8 8 0 .972 10 11 2.17 2.06 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 DET AL 26 LF 133 130 109 1129.2 280 266 7 7 0 .975 11 11 2.17 2.05 .978 1.99 1.99
1969 DET AL 26 RF 4 4 2 32.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -0 -15 2.25 2.00 .974 1.91 1.90
1970 DET AL 27 OF 96 96 89 844.0 167 154 10 3 1 .982 -5 -7 1.75 1.71 .980 2.14 2.13 AS
1970 DET AL 27 LF 94 92 88 814.0 155 142 10 3 1 .981 -4 -6 1.68 1.62 .978 1.81 1.80 AS
1970 DET AL 27 RF 4 4 1 30.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 1.80 1.50 .975 1.98 1.98 AS
1971 DET AL 28 OF 118 117 79 1012.0 191 176 8 7 1 .963 -6 -8 1.64 1.56 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 DET AL 28 LF 107 93 72 837.0 157 143 8 6 1 .962 -6 -9 1.62 1.41 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 DET AL 28 RF 28 24 7 175.0 34 33 0 1 0 .971 -0 -1 1.70 1.18 .980 2.05 2.04
1972 DET AL 29 OF 98 93 45 746.1 137 131 6 0 0 1.000 3 4 1.65 1.40 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 DET AL 29 LF 80 65 33 544.1 97 93 4 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.60 1.21 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 DET AL 29 RF 30 28 12 202.0 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 2 9 1.87 1.40 .980 2.12 2.11
1973 DET AL 30 LF 107 105 59 832.0 173 161 2 10 0 .942 -12 -17 1.76 1.52 .977 2.00 1.99 AS,MVP-29
1973 DET AL 30 OF 107 106 60 840.1 172 160 2 10 0 .942 -12 -16 1.74 1.51 .979 2.29 2.27 AS,MVP-29
1973 DET AL 30 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-29
1973 DET AL 30 RF 1 1 1 8.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 29 3.24 3.00 .977 2.05 2.10 AS,MVP-29
1974 DET AL 31 LF 64 64 45 522.0 115 107 2 6 0 .948 -6 -13 1.88 1.70 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 DET AL 31 OF 64 64 45 522.0 114 106 2 6 0 .947 -6 -13 1.86 1.69 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 DET AL 31 DH 1 1
1975 DET AL 32 DH 159 159
1976 DET AL 33 DH 105 105
1977 TOT AL 34 LF 11 10 4 82.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -1 -18 1.76 1.45 .976 2.11 2.09
1977 TOT AL 34 OF 11 10 4 82.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -1 -18 1.76 1.45 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 DET AL 34 LF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1977 DET AL 34 OF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.00 1.00 .980 2.30 2.30
1977 TEX AL 34 DH 128 123
1977 TEX AL 34 LF 10 9 3 73.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -1 -15 1.85 1.50 .976 2.11 2.09
1977 TEX AL 34 OF 10 9 3 73.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -1 -15 1.85 1.50 .978 2.34 2.32
1978 TOT AL 35 DH 104 103
1978 CLE AL 35 DH 47 46
1978 OAK AL 35 DH 27 27
1978 OAK AL 35 LF 1 0 0 3.2 3 1 0 2 0 .333 -1 -262 2.45 1.00 .973 2.21 2.20
1978 OAK AL 35 OF 1 0 0 3.2 3 1 0 2 0 .333 -1 -262 2.45 1.00 .980 2.45 2.40
1978 TOR AL 35 DH 30 30
1979 SEA AL 36 DH 162 162 MVP-24
1980 SEA AL 37 DH 92 92
14 Seasons OF 1190 1167 869 9909.1 2037 1921 58 58 8 .972 -18 -2 1.80 1.66 .980 2.15 2.14
14 Seasons LF 1113 1059 809 9030.0 1844 1735 54 55 9 .970 -18 -2 1.78 1.61 .978 1.91 1.90
8 Seasons DH 752 746
10 Seasons RF 126 108 60 879.1 174 169 2 3 0 .983 0 0 1.75 1.36 .979 1.98 1.97
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 2.00 .960 3.15 3.10
18 Seasons TOT 1191 1167 869 9915.1 2039 1921 60 58 8 .972 -17 -2 1.80 1.66 .980 2.15 2.14
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

Hall of Fame
1986 BBWAA ( 0.9%)

All-Star Games
1965 (LF)
1968 (LF)
1970 *
1973 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 AL (8, 9%)
1966 AL (21, 1%)
1968 AL (4, 36%)
1973 AL (29, 1%)
1979 AL (24, 1%)
0.48 Career Shares (473rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1976 April AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Aug 3rd AL Player of the Week
1976 Apr 25th AL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1968 AL  5.4 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1968 AL  5.8 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1968 AL  .285 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1968 AL  .352 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1965 AL  .490 (6th)
1966 AL  .481 (8th)
1968 AL  .543 (2nd)
1971 AL  .496 (7th)**

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1965 AL  .831 (9th)
1968 AL  .895 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  159 (3rd)
1979 AL  162 (1st)
Career  2,028 (221st)

At Bats s c a p y
1975 AL  615 (4th)
1979 AL  646 (3rd)
Career  7,298 (233rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1975 AL  667 (9th)
1979 AL  696 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  180 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1965 AL  251 (8th)
1968 AL  278 (2nd)
1975 AL  259 (10th)
1979 AL  296 (9th)
Career  3,332 (203rd)

Triples s c a p y
1972 AL  5 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1965 AL  29 (3rd)
1966 AL  27 (9th)
1968 AL  36 (2nd)
1975 AL  25 (8th)
1979 AL  29 (7th)
Career  325 (109th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1965 AL  104 (2nd)
1966 AL  100 (4th)
1968 AL  85 (4th)
1975 AL  92 (10th)
1979 AL  106 (8th)
Career  1,163 (175th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1965 AL  101 (10th)
1968 AL  110 (7th)
1975 AL  109 (8th)
1977 AL  117 (8th)
1979 AL  112 (5th)
Career  1,313 (114th)

Singles s c a p y
1975 AL  130 (7th)
1979 AL  127 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1965 AL  133 (10th)
1968 AL  165 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1968 AL  95 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  40 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1968 AL  4.4 (3rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1965 AL  51 (9th)
1966 AL  55 (10th)
1968 AL  58 (3rd)
1971 AL  48 (10th)
Career  649 (231st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1968 AL  .756 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  6 (6th)
1968 AL  8 (7th)
1971 AL  7 (7th)
1973 AL  7 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1968 AL  7 (4th)
1975 AL  8 (8th)
Career  59 (229th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1975 AL  11 (9th)
Career  95 (136th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1968 AL  14 (10th)
1975 AL  18 (8th)
1979 AL  20 (7th)
Career  195 (108th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1965 AL  9 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1965 AL  17.7 (3rd)
1968 AL  14.2 (2nd)
1969 AL  18.1 (10th)
1971 AL  20.5 (10th)**
Career  22.5 (211th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 AL  474 (6th)
1979 AL  491 (5th)
Career  5,614 (213th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1965 AL  39.45 (4th)
1968 AL  39.92 (4th)
Career  223.72 (196th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1965 AL  3.5 (8th)
1966 AL  4.0 (6th)
1968 AL  4.3 (5th)
1974 AL  2.7 (7th)
Career  20.0 (188th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1968 AL  3.9 (4th)
Career  19.3 (204th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1965 AL  4.1 (4th)
1968 AL  4.4 (4th)
Career  23.2 (179th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  129 (4th)
1968 AL  139 (3rd)
1969 AL  133 (3rd)
Career  1,113 (49th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  202 (3rd)
1966 AL  198 (3rd)
1968 AL  203 (4th)
1969 AL  266 (3rd)
Career  1,735 (70th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (5th)
1970 AL  10 (4th)
1971 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  54 (93rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  5 (2nd)
1967 AL  5 (5th)
1968 AL  6 (3rd)
1969 AL  7 (1st)
1971 AL  6 (2nd)
1973 AL  10 (1st)
1974 AL  6 (4th)
Career  55 (46th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  2 (3rd)
1966 AL  1 (4th)
1967 AL  2 (3rd)
1968 AL  2 (3rd)
1971 AL  1 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (5th)
1973 AL  10 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (2nd)
1969 AL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1965 AL  2.01 (2nd)
1966 AL  1.70 (5th)
1967 AL  1.84 (4th)
1969 AL  2.17 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  1.88 (2nd)
1966 AL  1.57 (3rd)
1969 AL  2.05 (4th)
1970 AL  1.62 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  .991 (1st)
1966 AL  .976 (5th)
1968 AL  .972 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  2 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  .988 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1979 AL  born 1942-10-18 (9th)
1980 AL  born 1942-10-18 (8th)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 64 (399), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (612), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (633), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (89th), 26.4 career WAR/20.6 7yr-peak WAR/23.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 22 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN
1966 23 Detroit Tigers $30,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN
1968 25 Detroit Tigers $40,000 ? 3/22/69 TSN
1969 26 Detroit Tigers $60,000 ? 3/22/69 TSN
1971 28 Detroit Tigers $80,000 ? 1/23/71 TSN
1975 32 Detroit Tigers $84,000 ? 3/1/75 TSN
1976 33 Detroit Tigers $105,000 ? 3/13/76 TSN
1977 34 Detroit Tigers $105,000 ? 1/15/77 TSN 4/23/77 TSN salary survey says $100,000
1979 36 Seattle Mariners $106,500 ? 1/19/80 TSN Includes $70,000 bonus
1980 37 Seattle Mariners $175,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT 3/$500K
1981 38 Seattle Mariners $175,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT 3/$500K
1982 39 Seattle Mariners $150,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT 3/$500K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,130,500
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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Japanese: ウィリー・ホートン 統計

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