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Frank Howard

Frank Oliver Howard (Hondo or The Capital Punisher)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 255 lb.

Born: August 8, 1936 in Columbus, OH
High School: South HS (Columbus, OH)
School: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1958 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1960 [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Dodgers/Tigers/Rangers 1958-1973

Final Game: September 30, 1973 (Age 37)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #172. Robin Ventura… #173. Sammy Sosa… #174. Richie Ashburn… #175. FRANK HOWARD… #176. Jim Rice… #177. Mickey Vernon… #178. Dick Allen… 

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
1958 21 LAD NL 8 30 29 3 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 11 .241 .267 .379 .646 66 11 1 0 0 0 0 /97
1959 22 LAD NL 9 23 21 2 3 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 9 .143 .217 .381 .598 51 8 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1960 23 LAD NL 117 487 448 54 120 15 2 23 77 0 1 32 108 .268 .320 .464 .784 107 208 8 3 2 2 1 *97/3 RoY-1
1961 24 LAD NL 92 292 267 36 79 10 2 15 45 0 1 21 50 .296 .347 .517 .864 120 138 12 1 1 2 3 97/3
1962 25 LAD NL 141 538 493 80 146 25 6 31 119 1 0 39 108 .296 .346 .560 .906 146 276 18 1 1 4 10 *9/7 MVP-9
1963 26 LAD NL 123 459 417 58 114 16 1 28 64 1 2 33 116 .273 .330 .518 .848 150 216 7 4 2 3 4 *9/7
1964 27 LAD NL 134 492 433 60 98 13 2 24 69 1 0 51 113 .226 .303 .432 .735 111 187 14 0 1 7 10 *9
1965 28 WSA AL 149 575 516 53 149 22 6 21 84 0 0 55 112 .289 .358 .477 .835 138 246 9 2 0 2 2 *7/9 MVP-29
1966 29 WSA AL 146 548 493 52 137 19 4 18 71 1 1 53 104 .278 .348 .442 .790 127 218 14 1 0 2 6 *7
1967 30 WSA AL 149 585 519 71 133 20 2 36 89 0 1 60 155 .256 .338 .511 .849 153 265 14 5 0 1 7 *7/39
1968 31 WSA AL 158 663 598 79 164 28 3 44 106 0 0 54 141 .274 .338 .552 .890 171 330 13 6 0 5 12 73 AS,MVP-8
1969 32 WSA AL 161 702 592 111 175 17 2 48 111 1 0 102 96 .296 .402 .574 .976 178 340 29 5 0 3 19 *73/9 AS,MVP-4
1970 33 WSA AL 161 706 566 90 160 15 1 44 126 1 2 132 125 .283 .416 .546 .962 170 309 23 2 0 6 29 *73/9 AS,MVP-5
1971 34 WSA AL 153 633 549 60 153 25 2 26 83 1 0 77 121 .279 .367 .474 .840 145 260 29 2 0 5 20 73/9 AS
1972 35 TOT AL 109 368 320 29 78 10 0 10 38 1 0 46 63 .244 .340 .369 .708 114 118 16 1 0 1 8 37/9
1972 35 TEX AL 95 331 287 28 70 9 0 9 31 1 0 42 55 .244 .341 .369 .711 116 106 16 1 0 1 8 37/9
1972 35 DET AL 14 37 33 1 8 1 0 1 7 0 0 4 8 .242 .324 .364 .688 102 12 0 0 0 0 0 3/7
1973 36 DET AL 85 251 227 26 58 9 1 12 29 0 1 24 28 .256 .327 .463 .789 115 105 12 0 0 0 4 D/37
16 Yrs 1895 7352 6488 864 1774 245 35 382 1119 8 9 782 1460 .273 .352 .499 .851 142 3235 219 33 7 43 135
162 Game Avg. 162 629 555 74 152 21 3 33 96 1 1 67 125 .273 .352 .499 .851 142 277 19 3 1 4 12
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
TEX (8 yrs) 1172 4743 4120 544 1141 155 20 246 701 5 4 575 909 .277 .367 .503 .870 153 2074 147 24 0 25 103
LAD (7 yrs) 624 2321 2108 293 567 80 14 123 382 3 4 179 515 .269 .326 .495 .822 125 1044 60 9 7 18 28
DET (2 yrs) 99 288 260 27 66 10 1 13 36 0 1 28 36 .254 .326 .450 .776 114 117 12 0 0 0 4
AL (9 yrs) 1271 5031 4380 571 1207 165 21 259 737 5 5 603 945 .276 .364 .500 .865 151 2191 159 24 0 25 107
NL (7 yrs) 624 2321 2108 293 567 80 14 123 382 3 4 179 515 .269 .326 .495 .822 125 1044 60 9 7 18 28

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
1958 21 LAD NL 8 30 -1 -1 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /97
1959 22 LAD NL 9 23 -2 -0 0 2 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 /79
1960 23 LAD NL 117 487 3 0 -0 5 -6 1 0.1 18 20 1.9 .501 .501 1.5 -0.1 15 $10,000 *97/3 RoY-1
1961 24 LAD NL 92 292 9 -1 -2 -11 -4 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.2 .491 .495 1.4 -1.5 14 97/3
1962 25 LAD NL 141 538 25 -0 -2 -3 -6 13 1.4 20 33 3.4 .510 .508 3.7 -0.9 37 *9/7 MVP-9
1963 26 LAD NL 123 459 27 -1 -1 -1 -5 19 2.2 17 36 4.1 .518 .513 4.1 -0.7 38 $22,000 *9/7
1964 27 LAD NL 134 492 7 1 -2 -8 -5 -7 -0.7 19 11 1.2 .494 .495 2.0 -1.4 20 $35,000 *9
1965 28 WSA AL 149 575 25 0 0 -13 -7 6 0.5 18 23 2.3 .504 .504 3.9 -2.3 36 $37,000 *7/9 MVP-29
1966 29 WSA AL 146 548 18 0 -0 -4 -6 9 0.7 18 27 2.6 .507 .506 3.3 -1.3 30 $42,500 *7
1967 30 WSA AL 149 585 35 -0 -1 -7 -7 20 2.1 19 39 4.1 .516 .515 5.1 -1.8 46 $36,000 *7/39
1968 31 WSA AL 158 663 48 1 -2 -16 -9 22 2.3 22 44 4.6 .517 .516 7.0 -3.4 60 $50,000 73 AS,MVP-8
1969 32 WSA AL 161 702 64 -1 -3 -18 -10 32 3.3 23 56 5.7 .521 .521 7.8 -3.2 74 $97,500 *73/9 AS,MVP-4
1970 33 WSA AL 161 706 51 -1 -2 -17 -9 22 2.2 23 45 4.6 .514 .514 6.6 -2.9 62 $125,000 *73/9 AS,MVP-5
1971 34 WSA AL 153 633 26 -2 -3 -7 -9 5 0.4 22 26 2.7 .503 .503 3.6 -1.9 34 $120,000 73/9 AS
1972 35 TEX AL 95 331 9 -1 -2 -9 -5 -8 -1.0 12 4 0.2 .490 .494 1.4 -1.8 13 37/9
1972 35 DET AL 14 37 -0 0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .484 .499 0.1 -0.3 1 $120,000 3/7
1973 36 DET AL 85 251 3 -2 -2 -1 -7 -8 -0.8 9 1 0.0 .489 .494 0.1 -0.8 1 $75,000 D/37
16 Seasons 1895 7352 348 -8 -22 -110 -95 112 11.3 255 367 37.6 .507 .507 51.2 -24.1 477 $770,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
TEX (8 yrs) 1172 4743 277 -4 -14 -91 -61 107 10.5 157 264 26.8 .510 .510 38.5 -18.6 355 $508,000
LAD (7 yrs) 624 2321 68 -2 -7 -17 -26 16 1.9 88 103 10.9 .503 .503 12.4 -4.5 120 $67,000
DET (2 yrs) 99 288 3 -2 -2 -2 -8 -10 -1.1 10 0 -0.1 .489 .495 0.2 -1.1 2 $195,000

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
1963 26 LAD NL WS NYY W 3 10 10 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .700 1.000 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 10 10 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .700 1.000 7 0 0 0 0 0

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
1958 LAD NL 21 OF 8 8 3 55.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.13 1.63 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 LAD NL 21 RF 5 5 1 33.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.18 1.60 .978 2.02 2.00
1958 LAD NL 21 LF 3 3 2 22.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 2.05 1.67 .976 2.00 2.00
1959 LAD NL 22 OF 6 5 3 42.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2 54 2.14 1.67 .977 2.21 2.18
1959 LAD NL 22 LF 4 3 2 26.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2 74 2.42 1.75 .971 2.04 2.00
1959 LAD NL 22 RF 2 2 1 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 23 1.69 1.50 .977 1.97 1.95
1960 LAD NL 23 OF 115 112 94 999.1 188 177 8 3 1 .984 4 5 1.67 1.61 .978 2.20 2.20 RoY-1
1960 LAD NL 23 RF 94 91 80 821.1 165 157 7 1 1 .994 5 7 1.80 1.74 .979 1.99 1.99 RoY-1
1960 LAD NL 23 LF 22 21 14 178.0 25 22 1 2 0 .920 -1 -8 1.16 1.05 .974 1.99 1.99 RoY-1
1960 LAD NL 23 1B 4 1 0 16.0 23 19 3 1 2 .957 1 75 12.38 5.50 .990 9.56 9.55 RoY-1
1961 LAD NL 24 OF 65 61 28 487.0 91 79 6 6 0 .934 -10 -25 1.57 1.31 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 LAD NL 24 RF 47 45 22 353.0 70 61 3 6 0 .914 -9 -32 1.63 1.36 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 LAD NL 24 LF 19 16 6 134.0 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 1.41 1.11 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 LAD NL 24 1B 7 5 2 41.0 49 43 4 2 2 .959 -1 -23 10.32 6.71 .990 9.81 9.71
1962 LAD NL 25 OF 131 127 91 1108.1 212 187 19 6 4 .972 -3 -4 1.67 1.57 .974 2.07 2.05 MVP-9
1962 LAD NL 25 RF 128 122 89 1062.2 204 182 16 6 4 .971 -3 -3 1.68 1.55 .975 1.90 1.88 MVP-9
1962 LAD NL 25 LF 9 5 2 45.2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -16 1.18 0.67 .968 1.81 1.80 MVP-9
1963 LAD NL 26 OF 111 107 84 947.1 202 190 4 8 0 .960 -1 -2 1.84 1.75 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 LAD NL 26 RF 107 104 82 915.0 193 181 4 8 0 .959 -3 -4 1.82 1.73 .976 1.83 1.82
1963 LAD NL 26 LF 6 3 2 32.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 2.23 1.33 .971 1.81 1.78
1964 LAD NL 27 OF 122 121 78 996.1 189 183 2 4 0 .979 -8 -10 1.67 1.52 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 LAD NL 27 RF 122 121 78 996.1 186 179 3 4 0 .978 -8 -10 1.64 1.49 .973 1.89 1.88
1965 WSA AL 28 LF 138 138 79 1089.0 213 204 5 4 0 .981 -13 -14 1.73 1.51 .979 1.87 1.86 MVP-29
1965 WSA AL 28 OF 138 138 79 1099.0 213 204 5 4 0 .981 -13 -14 1.71 1.51 .978 2.04 2.03 MVP-29
1965 WSA AL 28 RF 7 0 0 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 0.90 0.14 .980 1.89 1.84 MVP-29
1966 WSA AL 29 LF 135 134 65 1039.0 225 215 6 4 1 .982 -4 -4 1.91 1.64 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 WSA AL 29 OF 135 134 65 1039.0 225 216 5 4 1 .982 -4 -4 1.91 1.64 .982 2.10 2.10
1967 WSA AL 30 LF 141 140 58 1082.1 214 206 5 3 1 .986 -7 -8 1.75 1.50 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 WSA AL 30 OF 141 140 58 1086.0 218 210 5 3 1 .986 -7 -8 1.78 1.52 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 WSA AL 30 1B 4 2 1 17.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 0 7 8.47 4.00 .991 9.53 9.55
1967 WSA AL 30 RF 3 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -33 0.00 0.00 1.72 1.83
1968 WSA AL 31 LF 107 105 74 899.1 187 168 11 8 1 .957 -11 -15 1.79 1.67 .978 1.85 1.84 AS,MVP-8
1968 WSA AL 31 OF 107 105 74 899.1 179 160 11 8 1 .955 -11 -15 1.71 1.60 .981 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-8
1968 WSA AL 31 1B 55 51 39 438.1 468 416 41 11 38 .976 -5 -14 9.38 8.31 .989 9.59 9.54 AS,MVP-8
1969 WSA AL 32 OF 114 112 48 898.1 154 147 3 4 0 .974 -15 -20 1.50 1.32 .978 2.13 2.13 AS,MVP-4
1969 WSA AL 32 LF 108 106 45 854.2 144 137 3 4 0 .972 -14 -19 1.47 1.30 .978 1.99 1.99 AS,MVP-4
1969 WSA AL 32 1B 70 47 38 441.1 496 455 31 10 38 .980 -3 -9 9.91 6.94 .992 9.63 9.62 AS,MVP-4
1969 WSA AL 32 RF 6 6 3 43.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.24 1.00 .973 1.92 1.92 AS,MVP-4
1970 WSA AL 33 OF 120 118 78 979.1 183 172 6 5 4 .973 -12 -15 1.64 1.48 .980 2.14 2.13 AS,MVP-5
1970 WSA AL 33 LF 114 112 73 932.1 179 169 5 5 4 .972 -11 -14 1.68 1.53 .978 1.81 1.80 AS,MVP-5
1970 WSA AL 33 1B 48 42 37 395.1 460 429 25 6 37 .987 -5 -15 10.34 9.46 .991 9.59 9.56 AS,MVP-5
1970 WSA AL 33 RF 6 6 5 47.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 0.77 0.67 .975 1.97 1.97 AS,MVP-5
1971 WSA AL 34 OF 100 100 53 810.2 149 141 7 1 0 .993 -12 -18 1.64 1.48 .982 2.24 2.22 AS
1971 WSA AL 34 LF 95 95 50 771.2 145 137 7 1 0 .993 -10 -16 1.68 1.52 .981 1.93 1.92 AS
1971 WSA AL 34 1B 68 48 30 426.2 476 414 58 4 40 .992 5 15 9.96 6.94 .992 9.59 9.53 AS
1971 WSA AL 34 RF 5 5 3 39.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -65 1.15 1.00 .980 2.05 2.04 AS
1972 TOT AL 35 1B 76 64 38 538.1 539 495 32 12 44 .978 -7 -15 8.81 6.93 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 TOT AL 35 OF 22 21 9 167.2 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -3 -24 1.40 1.18 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 TOT AL 35 LF 21 20 9 160.2 25 24 0 1 0 .960 -3 -24 1.34 1.14 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 TEX AL 35 1B 66 55 35 473.1 476 440 27 9 39 .981 -5 -13 8.88 7.08 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 TEX AL 35 OF 21 21 9 166.2 26 25 0 1 0 .962 -4 -25 1.35 1.19 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 TEX AL 35 LF 20 20 9 159.2 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -3 -26 1.30 1.15 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 TEX AL 35 RF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 2.00 .980 2.06 2.10
1972 DET AL 35 1B 10 9 3 65.0 63 55 5 3 5 .952 -2 -31 8.31 6.00 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 DET AL 35 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1972 DET AL 35 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
1973 DET AL 36 DH 76 54
1973 DET AL 36 1B 2 1 0 9.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -93 12.00 6.00 .992 9.90 9.80
1973 DET AL 36 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
15 Seasons OF 1435 1409 845 11614.2 2253 2114 82 57 12 .975 -95 -10 1.70 1.53 .978 2.10 2.09
15 Seasons LF 923 901 481 7268.0 1404 1325 47 32 7 .977 -73 -12 1.70 1.49 .978 1.88 1.87
13 Seasons RF 533 508 364 4347.2 847 788 34 25 5 .970 -22 -6 1.70 1.54 .976 1.91 1.89
9 Seasons 1B 334 261 185 2323.0 2540 2298 195 47 201 .981 -15 -8 9.66 7.46 .991 9.64 9.60
16 Seasons TOT 1769 1670 1030 13937.2 4793 4412 277 104 213 .978 -110 -9 3.03 2.65 .985 3.35 3.51
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
1979 BBWAA ( 1.4%)

All-Star Games
1968 (RF)
1969 (LF)
1970 (LF)
1971 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1962 NL (9, 11%)
1965 AL (29, 1%)
1968 AL (8, 23%)
1969 AL (4, 34%)
1970 AL (5, 27%)
0.96 Career Shares (264th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1969 AL  5.7 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1967 AL  5.1 (8th)
1968 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.8 (5th)
1970 AL  6.6 (3rd)
Career  51.2 (154th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1965 AL  .289 (6th)
1966 AL  .278 (9th)
1968 AL  .274 (10th)
1969 AL  .296 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1965 AL  .358 (9th)
1969 AL  .402 (6th)
1970 AL  .416 (2nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1962 NL  .560 (4th)
1965 AL  .477 (7th)
1967 AL  .511 (5th)
1968 AL  .552 (1st)
1969 AL  .574 (4th)
1970 AL  .546 (4th)
1971 AL  .474 (10th)
Career  .499 (112th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1962 NL  .906 (6th)
1965 AL  .835 (8th)
1967 AL  .849 (6th)
1968 AL  .890 (3rd)
1969 AL  .976 (4th)
1970 AL  .962 (2nd)
Career  .851 (171st)

Games Played s c a p y
1968 AL  158 (6th)
1969 AL  161 (4th)
1970 AL  161 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1968 AL  598 (8th)
1969 AL  592 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1968 AL  663 (9th)
1969 AL  702 (4th)
1970 AL  706 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1968 AL  79 (8th)
1969 AL  111 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1968 AL  164 (3rd)
1969 AL  175 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1965 AL  246 (10th)
1967 AL  265 (4th)
1968 AL  330 (1st)
1969 AL  340 (1st)
1970 AL  309 (4th)
1971 AL  260 (6th)
Career  3,235 (221st)

Doubles s c a p y
1968 AL  28 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1965 AL  6 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1960 NL  23 (9th)
1962 NL  31 (7th)
1963 NL  28 (5th)
1964 NL  24 (9th)
1967 AL  36 (3rd)
1968 AL  44 (1st)
1969 AL  48 (2nd)
1970 AL  44 (1st)
1971 AL  26 (9th)
Career  382 (62nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1962 NL  119 (5th)
1965 AL  84 (7th)
1967 AL  89 (4th)
1968 AL  106 (2nd)
1969 AL  111 (5th)
1970 AL  126 (1st)
Career  1,119 (194th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 AL  102 (4th)
1970 AL  132 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1960 NL  108 (3rd)
1962 NL  108 (2nd)
1963 NL  116 (7th)
1964 NL  113 (4th)
1965 AL  112 (6th)
1966 AL  104 (10th)
1967 AL  155 (1st)
1968 AL  141 (3rd)
1970 AL  125 (4th)
1971 AL  121 (2nd)
Career  1,460 (61st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1962 NL  146 (5th)
1965 AL  138 (7th)
1967 AL  153 (6th)
1968 AL  171 (2nd)
1969 AL  178 (2nd)
1970 AL  170 (2nd)
1971 AL  145 (8th)
Career  142 (62nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1965 AL  90 (9th)
1967 AL  88 (9th)
1968 AL  110 (2nd)
1969 AL  132 (3rd)
1970 AL  130 (2nd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1962 NL  29 (8th)
1965 AL  25 (10th)
1967 AL  33 (8th)
1968 AL  48 (2nd)
1969 AL  62 (3rd)
1970 AL  59 (2nd)
1971 AL  33 (6th)
Career  355 (93rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1962 NL  2.9 (8th)
1965 AL  2.6 (10th)
1967 AL  3.5 (8th)
1968 AL  5.3 (2nd)
1969 AL  6.3 (3rd)
1970 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1971 AL  3.5 (6th)
Career  36.8 (85th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1962 NL  62 (6th)
1967 AL  58 (4th)
1968 AL  75 (1st)
1969 AL  67 (5th)
1970 AL  60 (8th)
1971 AL  53 (6th)
Career  662 (213th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1968 AL  224 (7th)
1969 AL  282 (3rd)
1970 AL  294 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1965 AL  .700 (7th)
1968 AL  .758 (2nd)
1969 AL  .760 (5th)
1970 AL  .757 (3rd)
Career  .670 (136th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1968 AL  6 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1964 NL  7 (2nd)
1968 AL  5 (10th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  10 (7th)
1968 AL  12 (4th)
1969 AL  19 (3rd)
1970 AL  29 (1st)
1971 AL  20 (1st)
Career  135 (62nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1962 NL  18 (4th)
1969 AL  29 (1st)
1970 AL  23 (4th)
1971 AL  29 (1st)
1972 AL  16 (9th)
Career  219 (65th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1960 NL  19.5 (7th)
1962 NL  15.9 (4th)
1967 AL  14.4 (3rd)
1968 AL  13.6 (1st)
1969 AL  12.3 (3rd)
1970 AL  12.9 (2nd)
Career  17.0 (50th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1962 NL  43.10 (7th)
1965 AL  32.67 (10th)
1967 AL  33.63 (7th)
1968 AL  49.05 (2nd)
1969 AL  63.57 (3rd)
1970 AL  68.09 (2nd)
Career  385.10 (73rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1962 NL  3.2 (10th)
1963 NL  4.5 (4th)
1965 AL  3.7 (6th)
1967 AL  3.4 (8th)
1968 AL  5.9 (1st)
1969 AL  6.1 (5th)
1970 AL  7.5 (1st)
Career  41.7 (51st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1962 NL  3.6 (8th)
1963 NL  4.5 (7th)
1965 AL  3.2 (9th)
1967 AL  4.3 (6th)
1968 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.8 (2nd)
1970 AL  6.2 (2nd)
Career  45.1 (41st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1962 NL  4.3 (6th)
1965 AL  3.4 (10th)
1967 AL  3.7 (7th)
1968 AL  5.5 (2nd)
1969 AL  6.6 (3rd)
1970 AL  7.0 (1st)
Career  40.7 (62nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1968 AL  11 (5th)
1969 AL  10 (3rd)
1972 AL  12 (3rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  138 (1st)
1966 AL  135 (3rd)
1967 AL  141 (2nd)
Career  923 (73rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  204 (2nd)
1966 AL  215 (2nd)
1967 AL  206 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  6 (5th)
1968 AL  11 (3rd)
1971 AL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  4 (4th)
1966 AL  4 (4th)
1968 AL  8 (1st)
1969 AL  4 (5th)
1970 AL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  1 (4th)
1970 AL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  122 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  179 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  16 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (2nd)
1962 NL  6 (5th)
1963 NL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  4 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  19 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1963 NL  8 (3rd)
1968 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  4 (3rd)
1970 AL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1966 AL  1.91 (2nd)
1968 AL  1.79 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 AL  1.64 (2nd)
1968 AL  1.67 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  .981 (3rd)
1966 AL  .982 (3rd)
1967 AL  .986 (1st)
1970 AL  .972 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 NL  .978 (4th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 17 (136), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 121 (158), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 61 (325), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (46th), 37.6 career WAR/29.1 7yr-peak WAR/33.3 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

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196023Los Angeles Dodgers$10,0002/1/61 TSN1/31/60 LA Times says $8,000
196326Los Angeles Dodgers$22,0001/25/64 TSN
196427Los Angeles Dodgers$35,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196528Washington Senators$37,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database2/12/66 TSN: $39,500
196629Washington Senators$42,5002/12/66 TSN
196730Washington Senators$36,0001/27/68 TSN
196831Washington Senators$50,0003/16/68 TSN
196932Washington Senators$97,5003/29/69 TSN
197033Washington Senators$125,0001971 TSN Guide3/28/70 TSN: $120,000
197134Washington Senators$120,0004/15/72 TSN
197235Detroit Tigers$120,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database4/8/72 TSN and 1973 TSN Guide: $100,000
197336Detroit Tigers$75,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database4/21/73 TSN: $70,000; 12/9/72 TSN: $60,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$770,000
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.
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Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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