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Al Kaline    \KAY-line\

Albert William Kaline (Mr. Tiger)

Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, MD
High School: Southern HS (Baltimore, MD)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1953 (Age 18.188)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1953-1974

Final Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 39.287)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1980 (340/385 ballots).
   View Al Kaline Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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
1953 DET AL 18 OF 20 4 4 71.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -67 1.51 0.60 .981 2.44 2.41
1953 DET AL 18 CF 11 4 4 57.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -42 1.42 0.82 .984 2.95 2.95
1953 DET AL 18 LF 5 0 0 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 0.60 .973 2.25 2.20
1953 DET AL 18 RF 4 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -189 0.00 0.00 2.13 2.08
1954 DET AL 19 OF 135 133 124 1180.2 308 283 16 9 0 .971 19 19 2.28 2.21 .979 2.39 2.37 MVP-23,RoY-3
1954 DET AL 19 RF 135 133 124 1180.2 305 280 16 9 0 .970 19 19 2.26 2.19 .975 2.05 2.03 MVP-23,RoY-3
1955 DET AL 20 OF 152 150 145 1325.2 327 306 14 7 4 .979 10 9 2.17 2.11 .982 2.40 2.38 AS,MVP-2
1955 DET AL 20 RF 151 150 145 1325.2 327 306 14 7 4 .979 10 9 2.17 2.12 .981 2.05 2.03 AS,MVP-2
1956 DET AL 21 OF 153 153 145 1345.0 367 343 18 6 4 .984 11 10 2.42 2.36 .979 2.34 2.32 AS,MVP-3
1956 DET AL 21 RF 144 144 136 1259.2 327 308 14 5 4 .985 11 11 2.30 2.24 .973 2.09 2.07 AS,MVP-3
1956 DET AL 21 CF 10 9 9 85.0 34 30 3 1 1 .971 -0 -6 3.49 3.30 .984 2.80 2.77 AS,MVP-3
1956 DET AL 21 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10 AS,MVP-3
1957 DET AL 22 OF 145 143 119 1310.2 337 319 13 5 2 .985 20 18 2.28 2.29 .980 2.24 2.25 AS,MVP-10,GG
1957 DET AL 22 RF 136 118 111 1130.2 273 261 10 2 2 .993 18 19 2.16 1.99 .976 1.93 1.93 AS,MVP-10,GG
1957 DET AL 22 CF 23 23 7 158.0 55 50 2 3 0 .945 0 1 2.96 2.26 .983 2.71 2.72 AS,MVP-10,GG
1957 DET AL 22 LF 5 2 1 22.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2 87 2.86 1.40 .980 2.09 2.10 AS,MVP-10,GG
1958 DET AL 23 OF 145 142 130 1232.1 341 316 23 2 4 .994 26 26 2.48 2.34 .982 2.27 2.25 AS,MVP-20,GG
1958 DET AL 23 RF 142 140 128 1209.0 335 311 22 2 4 .994 25 25 2.48 2.35 .980 1.99 1.97 AS,MVP-20,GG
1958 DET AL 23 CF 4 2 2 23.1 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 2 77 5.01 3.25 .985 2.66 2.65 AS,MVP-20,GG
1959 DET AL 24 OF 136 135 128 1174.2 372 364 4 4 0 .989 7 7 2.82 2.71 .980 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-6,GG
1959 DET AL 24 CF 121 120 114 1045.0 331 323 4 4 0 .988 4 5 2.82 2.70 .983 2.72 2.70 AS,MVP-6,GG
1959 DET AL 24 RF 15 15 14 129.2 38 38 0 0 0 1.000 2 23 2.64 2.53 .976 1.89 1.88 AS,MVP-6,GG
1960 DET AL 25 CF 142 142 137 1277.0 374 364 5 5 1 .987 -1 -1 2.60 2.60 .987 2.66 2.65 AS
1960 DET AL 25 OF 142 142 137 1277.0 377 367 5 5 1 .987 -1 -1 2.62 2.62 .982 2.25 2.25 AS
1961 DET AL 26 OF 147 147 124 1300.1 391 378 9 4 3 .990 29 27 2.68 2.63 .977 2.25 2.22 AS,MVP-9,GG
1961 DET AL 26 RF 141 127 118 1147.0 320 308 8 4 3 .988 23 24 2.48 2.24 .976 2.06 2.04 AS,MVP-9,GG
1961 DET AL 26 CF 22 20 6 152.0 68 67 1 0 0 1.000 6 51 4.03 3.09 .982 2.60 2.57 AS,MVP-9,GG
1961 DET AL 26 3B 1 1 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.00 2.00 .950 3.20 3.20 AS,MVP-9,GG
1961 DET AL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -270 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 AS,MVP-9,GG
1962 DET AL 27 OF 100 100 98 882.0 237 225 8 4 1 .983 8 11 2.38 2.33 .980 2.19 2.18 AS,MVP-6,GG
1962 DET AL 27 RF 100 100 98 882.0 238 226 8 4 1 .983 8 11 2.39 2.34 .979 2.00 1.99 AS,MVP-6,GG
1963 DET AL 28 OF 140 139 126 1223.0 264 257 5 2 0 .992 4 4 1.93 1.87 .981 2.16 2.16 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 DET AL 28 RF 139 138 126 1215.0 264 257 5 2 0 .992 4 4 1.94 1.88 .980 2.01 2.01 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 DET AL 28 CF 2 1 0 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 3.38 1.50 .987 2.59 2.60 AS,MVP-2,GG
1964 DET AL 29 OF 136 136 127 1193.1 287 278 6 3 2 .990 15 15 2.14 2.09 .980 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-14,GG
1964 DET AL 29 RF 136 136 127 1193.1 287 278 6 3 3 .990 15 15 2.14 2.09 .984 1.88 1.87 AS,MVP-14,GG
1965 DET AL 30 OF 112 111 100 955.2 198 193 2 3 0 .985 -8 -11 1.84 1.74 .978 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-16,GG
1965 DET AL 30 CF 62 60 54 512.0 108 108 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -15 1.90 1.74 .979 2.40 2.40 AS,MVP-16,GG
1965 DET AL 30 RF 51 51 46 443.2 88 83 2 3 0 .966 -2 -5 1.72 1.67 .978 1.85 1.84 AS,MVP-16,GG
1965 DET AL 30 3B 1 0 0 5.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.06 3.00 .960 3.04 3.10 AS,MVP-16,GG
1966 DET AL 31 OF 136 136 98 1130.0 288 279 7 2 1 .993 0 0 2.28 2.10 .982 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-7,GG
1966 DET AL 31 CF 86 84 54 676.2 183 177 5 1 1 .995 -2 -3 2.42 2.12 .986 2.52 2.52 AS,MVP-7,GG
1966 DET AL 31 RF 54 52 44 453.1 104 101 2 1 0 .990 2 5 2.04 1.91 .979 1.94 1.94 AS,MVP-7,GG
1967 DET AL 32 OF 130 127 117 1086.2 235 217 14 4 2 .983 10 11 1.91 1.78 .980 2.05 2.06 AS,MVP-5,GG
1967 DET AL 32 RF 130 127 117 1085.2 241 221 14 6 2 .975 10 11 1.95 1.81 .981 1.82 1.82 AS,MVP-5,GG
1967 DET AL 32 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50 AS,MVP-5,GG
1968 DET AL 33 OF 74 68 59 602.0 135 131 1 3 0 .978 4 9 1.97 1.78 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 DET AL 33 RF 70 67 58 584.0 133 129 1 3 0 .977 5 10 2.00 1.86 .977 1.88 1.87
1968 DET AL 33 1B 22 18 14 165.0 169 152 13 4 15 .976 -0 -3 9.00 7.50 .989 9.59 9.54
1968 DET AL 33 LF 5 1 1 18.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 1.00 0.40 .980 1.85 1.84
1969 DET AL 34 OF 118 109 99 974.0 208 192 9 7 4 .966 4 4 1.86 1.70 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 DET AL 34 RF 118 109 99 974.0 206 190 9 7 4 .966 4 4 1.84 1.69 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 DET AL 34 1B 9 9 5 69.0 67 65 2 0 3 1.000 -1 -10 8.74 7.44 .992 9.63 9.62
1970 DET AL 35 OF 91 75 69 686.2 161 156 3 2 1 .988 2 4 2.08 1.75 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 DET AL 35 RF 91 75 69 686.2 163 158 3 2 1 .988 2 4 2.11 1.77 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 DET AL 35 1B 52 48 34 403.1 409 374 31 4 39 .990 -1 -3 9.04 7.79 .991 9.59 9.56
1971 DET AL 36 OF 129 105 94 977.0 213 207 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -3 1.96 1.65 .982 2.24 2.22 AS
1971 DET AL 36 RF 128 104 94 967.0 209 203 6 0 0 1.000 -3 -4 1.95 1.63 .980 2.05 2.04 AS
1971 DET AL 36 1B 5 2 1 29.0 28 27 1 0 3 1.000 -1 -41 8.69 5.60 .992 9.59 9.52 AS
1971 DET AL 36 CF 3 1 0 10.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 72 4.50 1.67 .984 2.70 2.73 AS
1972 DET AL 37 OF 84 64 53 570.0 117 111 5 1 0 .991 1 2 1.83 1.38 .983 2.22 2.21 MVP-24
1972 DET AL 37 RF 84 64 53 570.0 116 110 5 1 0 .991 1 2 1.82 1.37 .980 2.12 2.11 MVP-24
1972 DET AL 37 1B 11 4 3 44.0 41 37 4 0 5 1.000 0 11 8.39 3.73 .991 9.76 9.71 MVP-24
1973 DET AL 38 RF 64 52 38 435.1 103 102 1 0 0 1.000 2 6 2.13 1.61 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 DET AL 38 OF 63 52 38 435.1 103 102 1 0 0 1.000 2 6 2.13 1.63 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 DET AL 38 1B 36 29 14 240.0 258 245 12 1 32 .996 -2 -9 9.64 7.14 .992 9.86 9.80
1974 DET AL 39 DH 146 144 AS
21 Seasons OF 2488 2371 2134 20933.1 5278 5035 170 73 29 .986 157 9 2.24 2.09 .980 2.21 2.20
20 Seasons RF 2033 1902 1745 16878.2 4077 3870 146 61 28 .985 155 11 2.14 1.98 .978 1.99 1.98
12 Seasons CF 487 466 387 4005.0 1183 1147 22 14 3 .988 2 1 2.63 2.40 .984 2.63 2.62
1 Season DH 146 144
6 Seasons 1B 135 110 71 950.1 972 900 63 9 97 .991 -4 -6 9.12 7.13 .991 9.67 9.64
5 Seasons LF 17 3 2 49.2 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1 17 2.17 0.71 .978 2.03 2.05
2 Seasons 3B 2 1 1 14.1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.14 2.50 .956 3.14 3.15
22 Seasons TOT 2625 2482 2206 21898.0 6255 5938 235 82 126 .987 152 8 2.54 2.35 .982 2.53 2.58
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

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
1953 DET AL 18 CF -2 -42 -3 -1 -2 1
1953 DET AL 18 LF 0 0 0 0 1 0
1953 DET AL 18 RF -1 -189 -1 0 -1 0
1954 DET AL 19 RF 19 19 14 5 9 5
1955 DET AL 20 RF 10 9 6 3 3 4
1956 DET AL 21 RF 11 11 6 -2 8 5
1956 DET AL 21 CF -0 -6 -0 -0 0 0
1956 DET AL 21 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 22 RF 18 19 13 8 5 5
1957 DET AL 22 CF 0 1 1 2 -1 -1
1957 DET AL 22 LF 2 87 1 0 1 1
1958 DET AL 23 RF 25 25 21 16 5 4
1958 DET AL 23 CF 2 77 2 0 1 0
1959 DET AL 24 CF 4 5 2 2 -0 2
1959 DET AL 24 RF 2 23 2 1 0 1
1960 DET AL 25 CF -1 -1 -1 2 -3 0
1961 DET AL 26 RF 23 24 16 6 10 7
1961 DET AL 26 CF 6 51 6 5 1 0
1961 DET AL 26 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 DET AL 26 LF -0 -270 -0 0 -0 0
1962 DET AL 27 RF 8 11 3 1 2 5
1963 DET AL 28 RF 4 4 1 6 -5 3
1963 DET AL 28 CF 0 60 0 0 0 0
1964 DET AL 29 RF 15 15 12 5 8 3
1965 DET AL 30 CF -6 -15 -6 -5 -2 0
1965 DET AL 30 RF -2 -5 -3 -1 -2 1
1965 DET AL 30 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 DET AL 31 CF -2 -3 -4 -3 -1 2
1966 DET AL 31 RF 2 5 2 0 2 0
1967 DET AL 32 RF 10 11 6 3 2 4
1967 DET AL 32 CF 0 0 0 0 0
1968 DET AL 33 RF 5 10 6 2 4 -1
1968 DET AL 33 1B -0 -3 -0 -0 -0 0
1968 DET AL 33 LF -1 -40 -1 -1 0 0
1969 DET AL 34 RF 4 4 2 -0 2 2
1969 DET AL 34 1B -1 -10 -1 -1 0 0
1970 DET AL 35 RF 2 4 0 3 -2 2
1970 DET AL 35 1B -1 -3 -1 -0 -1 0
1971 DET AL 36 RF -3 -4 -4 2 -6 1
1971 DET AL 36 1B -1 -41 -1 -0 -1 0
1971 DET AL 36 CF 1 72 1 0 0 0
1972 DET AL 37 RF 1 2 -3 -2 -0 4
1972 DET AL 37 1B 0 11 0 0 0 0
1973 DET AL 38 RF 2 6 2 -2 4 0
1973 DET AL 38 1B -2 -9 -2 -1 -1 0
20 Seasons RF 155 11 100 54 47 55
12 Seasons CF 2 1 -2 3 -5 4
6 Seasons 1B -4 -6 -4 -2 -2 0
5 Seasons LF 1 17 -0 -1 1 1
2 Seasons 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Seasons TOT 152 8 93 54 41 0 59
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
1953 DET AL 18 30 4 30 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 4 20 0 1 13
1954 DET AL 19 138 133 138 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 135 135 0 3 0
1955 DET AL 20 152 151 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 152 0 0 0
1956 DET AL 21 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 144 153 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 22 149 143 149 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 23 136 145 0 5 0
1958 DET AL 23 146 143 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 143 145 0 2 0
1959 DET AL 24 136 136 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 15 136 0 0 0
1960 DET AL 25 147 142 147 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 0 5 0
1961 DET AL 26 153 148 153 148 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 22 141 147 0 5 0
1962 DET AL 27 100 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0
1963 DET AL 28 145 140 145 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 140 140 0 5 0
1964 DET AL 29 146 136 146 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 136 0 10 0
1965 DET AL 30 125 111 125 113 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 51 112 0 14 0
1966 DET AL 31 142 136 142 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 54 136 0 6 0
1967 DET AL 32 131 127 131 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 130 130 0 2 0
1968 DET AL 33 102 86 102 94 0 0 22 0 0 0 5 0 70 74 0 16 0
1969 DET AL 34 131 118 131 125 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 118 118 0 9 0
1970 DET AL 35 131 123 131 129 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 91 91 0 3 0
1971 DET AL 36 133 107 133 131 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 128 129 0 15 1
1972 DET AL 37 106 68 106 92 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 84 84 0 25 0
1973 DET AL 38 91 81 91 88 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 64 64 0 10 0
1974 DET AL 39 147 144 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 3 0
22 Seasons 2834 2630 2834 2590 0 0 135 0 2 0 17 488 2036 2489 146 139 14
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 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%
1953 DET AL 18 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 33 45% 79% 27% 3 0%
1954 DET AL 19 9 0 8 1 0 16 0 2 4 5 85 44 5 39 7 5 14 10 1 12 1 0 26 20 0 176 82 46.6% 83 11 6.3% 5 5025 65% 82% 30% 516 57%
1955 DET AL 20 7 0 5 2 1 14 0 3 4 4 90 42 4 37 14 2 19 12 1 15 6 0 25 17 2 186 91 48.9% 87 9 4.8% 5 5702 61% 82% 30% 589 54%
1956 DET AL 21 5 0 5 0 0 14 0 2 3 5 72 33 2 42 11 4 13 8 0 25 8 2 30 24 1 182 84 46.2% 89 9 4.9% 5 5530 64% 78% 28% 550 57%
1957 DET AL 22 2 0 1 1 0 10 0 4 1 3 63 38 1 26 4 3 15 10 0 12 6 0 20 14 0 136 72 52.9% 60 4 2.9% 6 4782 64% 80% 31% 476 56%
1958 DET AL 23 2 0 2 0 0 22 0 11 3 5 80 31 2 32 5 3 18 13 3 11 3 0 29 21 1 170 73 42.9% 88 9 5.3% 13 5072 60% 80% 29% 562 59%
1959 DET AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 2 0 7 5 71.4% 2 0 0.0% 0 596 74% 79% 27% 48 79%
1961 DET AL 26 4 0 2 2 0 8 0 2 1 2 60 31 1 27 11 2 25 20 0 15 6 1 30 23 1 157 91 58.0% 61 5 3.2% 3 4824 63% 81% 31% 556 56%
1962 DET AL 27 4 0 2 2 0 8 0 2 2 2 59 24 1 31 8 2 11 9 0 17 8 1 22 19 0 140 68 48.6% 68 4 2.9% 4 3883 63% 79% 31% 427 54%
1963 DET AL 28 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 4 0 0 55 25 0 27 8 1 14 10 0 9 5 0 29 23 0 134 71 53.0% 62 1 0.7% 4 5145 63% 79% 28% 456 57%
1964 DET AL 29 3 0 2 1 0 6 0 3 0 3 67 31 1 35 11 0 16 11 0 12 3 2 30 24 1 160 80 50.0% 77 4 2.5% 2 5129 62% 77% 27% 517 54%
1965 DET AL 30 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 25 11 1 11 5 0 3 3 0 6 1 0 7 4 0 52 24 46.2% 27 1 1.9% 1 1888 65% 77% 26% 164 52%
1966 DET AL 31 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 23 5 2 10 4 0 6 4 1 8 3 0 7 4 0 54 20 37.0% 31 3 5.6% -1 1873 64% 77% 28% 189 55%
1967 DET AL 32 6 0 6 0 0 14 0 8 2 2 40 18 2 20 2 2 9 6 0 13 2 1 19 16 0 101 44 43.6% 52 5 5.0% 9 4488 63% 77% 26% 379 61%
1968 DET AL 33 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 22 6 0 8 0 0 3 3 0 4 2 0 14 11 0 51 22 43.1% 29 0 0.0% 1 2391 59% 77% 27% 205 63%
1969 DET AL 34 7 0 6 1 1 9 0 1 3 2 56 23 2 28 7 1 16 12 1 12 4 0 15 12 1 127 58 45.7% 64 5 3.9% 4 4090 62% 77% 28% 399 49%
1970 DET AL 35 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 61 31 0 26 7 0 10 9 0 11 6 0 16 9 0 124 62 50.0% 62 0 0.0% 3 2982 70% 77% 25% 320 50%
1971 DET AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 3 56 25 1 34 9 2 14 8 0 11 5 0 12 7 0 127 54 42.5% 71 3 2.4% 3 4146 69% 77% 26% 384 54%
1972 DET AL 37 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 4 0 1 29 19 0 20 4 1 4 4 0 3 0 0 14 10 0 70 37 52.9% 31 1 1.4% 4 2390 67% 77% 27% 213 54%
1973 DET AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 14 5 0 4 0 0 4 3 0 3 1 0 8 7 0 33 16 48.5% 17 0 0.0% 1 1835 70% 81% 28% 172 60%
20 Seasons 61 0 50 11 3 146 0 52 25 38 958 442 25 458 117 28 214 155 7 202 73 7 356 267 7 2188 1054 48.2% 1062 74 3.4% 72 71804 64% 79% 28% 7125 56%
MLB Averages 41.3% 3.2% 64% 80% 28% 54%
Lg 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%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

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%
1953 DET AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 11 6 54.5% 4 1 9.1% 0 244 74% 87% 26% 23 39%
1956 DET AL 21 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 8 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 5 4 0 28 9 32.1% 17 2 7.1% 1 379 61% 73% 28% 59 53%
1957 DET AL 22 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 12 8 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 3 0 26 11 42.3% 14 1 3.8% 1 662 67% 80% 31% 93 56%
1958 DET AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 8 3 37.5% 4 1 12.5% 0 102 55% 77% 24% 17 76%
1959 DET AL 24 4 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 3 1 33 19 2 25 4 0 4 2 0 13 1 0 27 24 0 102 50 49.0% 50 2 2.0% 2 4400 62% 80% 29% 459 71%
1960 DET AL 25 5 0 3 2 1 5 0 1 0 1 75 42 1 43 6 0 11 2 2 15 3 0 29 25 0 173 78 45.1% 92 3 1.7% 2 5416 66% 80% 29% 673 55%
1961 DET AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 4 0 8 2 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 7 6 0 32 14 43.8% 17 1 3.1% 0 635 65% 82% 37% 114 60%
1963 DET AL 28 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 32 72% 81% 19% 5 60%
1965 DET AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 16 0 18 3 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 9 8 0 62 28 45.2% 34 0 0.0% 0 2121 63% 76% 26% 228 47%
1966 DET AL 31 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 2 0 39 21 1 30 7 0 8 3 0 14 4 0 18 12 0 109 47 43.1% 61 1 0.9% 4 2881 66% 76% 27% 344 53%
1967 DET AL 32 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 3 67% 67% 0% 0
1971 DET AL 36 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 41 56% 85% 41% 8 63%
12 Seasons 14 0 6 8 2 22 0 4 6 8 212 115 5 144 24 3 29 8 3 61 12 1 105 87 0 551 246 44.6% 293 12 2.2% 10 16916 64% 79% 29% 2023 58%
MLB Averages 43.2% 2.3% 64% 80% 28% 57%

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%
1968 DET AL 33 675 62% 72% 24% 37 92% 0 152 11 140 1 12 12 9 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 3 15 1 0 0 12 1 3 1 2 0
1969 DET AL 34 289 66% 77% 23% 15 100% 0 65 8 56 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1970 DET AL 35 1748 67% 77% 23% 90 97% 0 365 32 330 3 31 30 16 7 1 2 4 0 4 0 2 39 2 0 0 30 2 9 3 5 8 88%
1971 DET AL 36 133 79% 74% 21% 2 100% 0 28 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
1972 DET AL 37 189 68% 76% 23% 10 100% 0 37 2 33 2 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
1973 DET AL 38 998 67% 78% 26% 47 98% 0 246 21 223 2 15 11 7 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 32 1 0 0 26 1 6 1 5 1 100%
6 Seasons 4032 67% 76% 24% 201 97% 0 893 76 808 8 67 59 36 14 1 4 9 1 8 0 6 98 4 0 0 79 4 19 5 13 10 90%
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 94% 87%

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%
1953 DET AL 18 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 34 71% 79% 21% 7 43%
1956 DET AL 21 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 1 100% 100% 100% 0
1957 DET AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5 4 80.0% 0 1 20.0% 0 100 69% 77% 24% 14 50%
1961 DET AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 9 78% 89% 11% 3 0%
1968 DET AL 33 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 75 67% 84% 27% 4 50%
5 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 5 83.3% 0 1 16.7% 0 219 69% 80% 24% 28 43%
MLB Averages 58.6% 2.7% 64% 80% 28% 48%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1961 DET AL 26 37 51% 57% 19% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 DET AL 30 22 55% 73% 9% 3 100% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 59 53% 63% 15% 5 100% 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 89% 64%



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA (88.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1980 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1955 (RF)
1956 (RF)
1957 (RF)
1958 *
1959-1 (CF)
1959-2 *
1960-1 *
1960-2 *
1961-1 *
1961-2 (RF)
1962-2 *
1963 (RF)
1964
1965 *
1966 (CF)
1967
1971 *
1974 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1954 AL (23, 1%)
1955 AL (2, 60%)
1956 AL (3, 42%)
1957 AL (10, 12%)
1958 AL (20, 1%)
1959 AL (6, 25%)
1961 AL (9, 13%)
1962 AL (6, 21%)
1963 AL (2, 53%)
1964 AL (14, 6%)
1965 AL (16, 3%)
1966 AL (7, 24%)
1967 AL (5, 31%)
1972 AL (24, 1%)
2.93 Career Shares (35th)

Gold Gloves
1957 ML (RF)
1958 AL (RF)
1959 AL (CF)
1961 AL (OF)
1962 AL (OF)
1963 AL (OF)
1964 AL (OF)
1965 AL (OF)
1966 AL (OF)
1967 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1974 September AL Player of the Month

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1954 AL  19 (2nd)
1956 AL  11 (3rd)
1957 AL  20 (1st)
1958 AL  26 (1st)
1961 AL  29 (2nd)
Career  152 (18th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  121 (5th)
1960 AL  142 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  323 (3rd)
1960 AL  364 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  5 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  4 (4th)
1960 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  135 (1st)
1955 AL  151 (1st)
1956 AL  144 (2nd)
1957 AL  136 (2nd)
1958 AL  142 (2nd)
1961 AL  141 (3rd)
1963 AL  139 (3rd)
1964 AL  136 (4th)
1967 AL  130 (2nd)
1971 AL  128 (2nd)
Career  2,033 (7th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  280 (1st)
1955 AL  306 (1st)
1956 AL  308 (1st)
1957 AL  261 (2nd)
1958 AL  311 (1st)
1961 AL  308 (1st)
1962 AL  226 (2nd)
1963 AL  257 (3rd)
1964 AL  278 (2nd)
1967 AL  221 (2nd)
1971 AL  203 (3rd)
Career  3,870 (8th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  16 (1st)
1955 AL  14 (2nd)
1956 AL  14 (1st)
1957 AL  10 (4th)
1958 AL  22 (1st)
1961 AL  8 (5th)
1962 AL  8 (3rd)
1967 AL  14 (2nd)
1971 AL  6 (4th)
Career  146 (19th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (2nd)
1955 AL  7 (2nd)
1962 AL  4 (5th)
1967 AL  6 (1st)
1969 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  61 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (2nd)
1956 AL  4 (1st)
1957 AL  2 (2nd)
1958 AL  4 (2nd)
1961 AL  3 (2nd)
1962 AL  1 (3rd)
1964 AL  3 (2nd)
1967 AL  2 (3rd)
1969 AL  4 (1st)
Career  28 (25th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  152 (2nd)
1956 AL  153 (2nd)
1957 AL  145 (3rd)
1958 AL  145 (5th)
Career  2,488 (8th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1957 AL  319 (4th)
1958 AL  316 (5th)
1959 AL  364 (3rd)
1960 AL  367 (3rd)
1961 AL  378 (3rd)
Career  5,035 (17th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  16 (4th)
1955 AL  14 (3rd)
1956 AL  18 (1st)
1957 AL  13 (3rd)
1958 AL  23 (1st)
1967 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  170 (88th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (2nd)
1955 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (2nd)
1956 AL  4 (2nd)
1957 AL  2 (3rd)
1958 AL  4 (2nd)
1961 AL  3 (5th)
1969 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  4 (5th)
1961 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1959 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1960 AL  2.60 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  2.70 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.60 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  .988 (3rd)
1960 AL  .987 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  19 (1st)
1955 AL  10 (2nd)
1956 AL  11 (1st)
1957 AL  18 (1st)
1958 AL  25 (1st)
1961 AL  23 (1st)
1962 AL  8 (1st)
1964 AL  15 (1st)
1966 AL  2 (5th)
1967 AL  10 (1st)
1968 AL  5 (4th)
Career  155 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1954 AL  2.26 (1st)
1955 AL  2.17 (2nd)
1956 AL  2.30 (1st)
1957 AL  2.16 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.48 (1st)
1961 AL  2.48 (1st)
1962 AL  2.39 (1st)
1964 AL  2.14 (2nd)
1967 AL  1.95 (3rd)
1970 AL  2.11 (3rd)
1971 AL  1.95 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  2.19 (1st)
1955 AL  2.12 (1st)
1956 AL  2.24 (1st)
1957 AL  1.99 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.35 (1st)
1961 AL  2.24 (1st)
1962 AL  2.34 (1st)
1963 AL  1.88 (4th)
1964 AL  2.09 (1st)
1967 AL  1.81 (3rd)
1970 AL  1.77 (5th)
1971 AL  1.63 (5th)
Career  1.98 (72nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  .970 (5th)
1955 AL  .979 (5th)
1956 AL  .985 (1st)
1957 AL  .993 (1st)
1958 AL  .994 (1st)
1961 AL  .988 (2nd)
1963 AL  .992 (1st)
1964 AL  .990 (3rd)
1967 AL  .975 (4th)
1969 AL  .966 (5th)
1971 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .985 (39th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  19 (1st)
1956 AL  11 (2nd)
1957 AL  20 (1st)
1958 AL  26 (1st)
1961 AL  29 (1st)
1964 AL  15 (1st)
Career  157 (9th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1959 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1960 AL  2.62 (5th)
1961 AL  2.68 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1959 AL  2.71 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.62 (3rd)
1961 AL  2.63 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1958 AL  .994 (2nd)
1959 AL  .989 (3rd)
1961 AL  .990 (2nd)
1963 AL  .992 (2nd)
1964 AL  .990 (4th)
1966 AL  .993 (1st)
1971 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1971 AL  born 1934-12-19 (9th)
1972 AL  born 1934-12-19 (4th)
1973 AL  born 1934-12-19 (4th)
1974 AL  born 1934-12-19 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1953 AL  born 1934-12-19 (3rd)
1954 AL  born 1934-12-19 (6th)

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