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Don Kessinger

Donald Eulon Kessinger

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 17, 1942 in Forrest City, AR
High School: Forest City HS (Forest City, AR)
School: University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1964 (Age 22.052, 9,896th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox/Cardinals 1964-1979

Last Game: July 31, 1979 (Age 37.014)
Relatives: Father of Keith Kessinger
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Standard Batting

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
1964 21 CHC NL 4 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 2 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1965 22 CHC NL 106 336 309 19 62 4 3 0 14 1 2 20 44 .201 .252 .233 .485 37 72 5 2 3 2 1 6
1966 23 CHC NL 150 578 533 50 146 8 2 1 43 13 7 26 46 .274 .306 .302 .608 69 161 11 0 15 4 5 *6
1967 24 CHC NL 145 628 580 61 134 10 7 0 42 6 13 33 80 .231 .275 .272 .548 55 158 3 4 7 4 1 *6
1968 ★ 25 CHC NL 160 707 655 63 157 14 7 1 32 9 9 38 86 .240 .283 .287 .570 67 188 7 2 11 1 1 *6 AS
1969 ★ 26 CHC NL 158 737 664 109 181 38 6 4 53 11 8 61 70 .273 .332 .366 .698 86 243 5 1 6 5 4 *6 AS,MVP-15,GG
1970 ★ 27 CHC NL 154 711 631 100 168 21 14 1 39 12 6 66 59 .266 .337 .349 .685 77 220 12 2 10 2 6 *6 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 ★ 28 CHC NL 155 687 617 77 159 18 6 2 38 15 8 52 54 .258 .318 .316 .634 72 195 11 3 14 1 6 *6 AS
1972 ★ 29 CHC NL 149 660 577 77 158 20 6 1 39 8 7 67 44 .274 .351 .334 .685 89 193 11 2 13 1 8 *6 AS
1973 30 CHC NL 160 643 577 52 151 22 3 0 43 6 6 57 44 .262 .327 .310 .637 73 179 15 0 7 2 18 *6
1974 ★ 31 CHC NL 153 673 599 83 155 20 7 1 42 7 7 62 54 .259 .332 .321 .652 82 192 14 4 7 1 7 *6 AS
1975 32 CHC NL 154 693 601 77 146 26 10 0 46 4 7 68 47 .243 .317 .319 .636 75 192 4 1 14 9 2 *65
1976 33 STL NL 145 578 502 55 120 22 6 1 40 3 0 61 51 .239 .320 .313 .633 80 157 13 1 9 4 5 *64/5
1977 34 TOT MLB 98 283 253 26 60 7 2 0 18 2 1 27 33 .237 .309 .281 .589 62 71 6 0 1 2 3 645
1977 34 STL NL 59 149 134 14 32 4 0 0 7 0 0 14 26 .239 .309 .269 .577 58 36 3 0 0 1 1 64/5
1977 34 CHW AL 39 134 119 12 28 3 2 0 11 2 1 13 7 .235 .308 .294 .602 66 35 3 0 1 1 2 64/5
1978 35 CHW AL 131 480 431 35 110 18 1 1 31 2 4 36 34 .255 .312 .309 .621 75 133 10 0 12 1 1 *6/4
1979 36 CHW AL 56 124 110 14 22 6 0 1 7 1 0 10 12 .200 .264 .282 .546 48 31 5 0 3 1 1 6/34
16 Yrs 2078 8530 7651 899 1931 254 80 14 527 100 85 684 759 .252 .314 .312 .626 73 2387 132 22 132 40 69
162 Game Avg. 162 665 596 70 151 20 6 1 41 8 7 53 59 .252 .314 .312 .626 73 186 10 2 10 3 5
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
CHC (12 yrs) 1648 7065 6355 769 1619 201 71 11 431 92 80 550 629 .255 .315 .314 .629 73 1995 98 21 107 32 59
CHW (3 yrs) 226 738 660 61 160 27 3 2 49 5 5 59 53 .242 .303 .302 .605 69 199 18 0 16 3 4
STL (2 yrs) 204 727 636 69 152 26 6 1 47 3 0 75 77 .239 .318 .303 .621 75 193 16 1 9 5 6
NL (14 yrs) 1852 7792 6991 838 1771 227 77 12 478 95 80 625 706 .253 .315 .313 .628 73 2188 114 22 116 37 65
AL (3 yrs) 226 738 660 61 160 27 3 2 49 5 5 59 53 .242 .303 .302 .605 69 199 18 0 16 3 4

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
1964 21 CHC NL 4 12 -2 -0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .451 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /6
1965 22 CHC NL 106 336 -25 -1 -0 -4 6 -24 -2.7 13 -11 -1.4 .475 .483 -1.0 0.2 -7 6
1966 23 CHC NL 150 578 -18 -0 1 -15 9 -23 -2.4 21 -2 -0.3 .483 .484 1.2 -0.6 13 *6
1967 24 CHC NL 145 628 -26 -1 0 6 8 -13 -1.4 22 9 0.8 .489 .490 -0.0 1.8 3 *6
1968 ★ 25 CHC NL 160 707 -23 0 1 4 10 -9 -0.9 23 14 1.5 .493 .493 0.7 1.9 10 *6 AS
1969 ★ 26 CHC NL 158 737 -9 2 1 10 9 14 1.7 23 37 4.0 .510 .510 2.7 2.2 27 *6 AS,MVP-15,GG
1970 ★ 27 CHC NL 154 711 -24 3 -0 1 9 -10 -1.0 23 12 1.2 .493 .493 0.9 1.2 11 *6 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 ★ 28 CHC NL 155 687 -22 2 -0 -7 9 -18 -1.9 22 5 0.3 .487 .487 1.0 0.3 12 *6 AS
1972 ★ 29 CHC NL 149 660 -8 1 -1 6 9 7 0.9 21 28 2.9 .506 .505 2.1 1.8 22 *6 AS
1973 30 CHC NL 160 643 -29 1 -1 0 10 -19 -2.3 21 2 -0.2 .487 .487 -0.2 1.0 2 *6
1974 ★ 31 CHC NL 153 673 -13 5 -1 -15 9 -14 -1.6 21 7 0.4 .490 .490 2.0 -0.7 22 *6 AS
1975 32 CHC NL 154 693 -16 -2 1 -8 10 -16 -1.8 21 6 0.3 .489 .489 1.0 0.1 14 *65
1976 33 STL NL 145 578 -13 0 -0 -7 8 -12 -1.4 19 7 0.4 .491 .491 1.1 0.1 14 *64/5
1977 34 STL NL 59 149 -8 0 0 4 3 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.3 .498 .499 -0.1 0.7 -0 64/5
1977 34 CHW AL 39 134 -6 0 -0 -4 2 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.3 .480 .495 0.1 -0.2 1 64/5
1978 35 CHW AL 131 480 -15 -3 0 -8 8 -18 -1.8 17 -0 -0.2 .486 .488 0.7 0.1 8 *6/4
1979 36 CHW AL 56 124 -9 -0 -1 -4 3 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .480 .493 -0.3 -0.1 -3 6/34
16 Seasons 2078 8530 -263 7 1 -43 122 -177 -18.9 280 104 8.9 .491 .492 12.0 9.7 147
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (12 yrs) 1648 7065 -213 10 2 -23 98 -127 -13.6 230 103 9.3 .491 .492 10.4 9.3 127
CHW (3 yrs) 226 738 -29 -3 -1 -16 13 -36 -3.7 26 -10 -1.2 .483 .491 0.5 -0.3 6
STL (2 yrs) 204 727 -21 0 -0 -4 11 -13 -1.6 24 10 0.7 .493 .494 1.0 0.8 14

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1964 21 CHC NL 12 10 0 0.0 97 .182 .167 .268 .167 .326 .167 .398 .333 .724 -7 .000 -1.8 -0.2 .200 .000 .000
1965 22 CHC NL 336 259 18 1.9 95 .232 .201 .260 .252 .324 .233 .394 .485 .718 37 .191 -26.6 -2.8 .366 .094 .032 .0
1966 23 CHC NL 578 424 49 3.1 97 .296 .274 .266 .306 .325 .302 .401 .608 .725 69 .364 -22.6 -2.4 .477 .088 .028 1.9
1967 24 CHC NL 628 473 43 2.4 94 .266 .231 .264 .275 .327 .272 .387 .548 .714 55 .292 -36.1 -3.9 .407 .086 .041 .0
1968 25 CHC NL 707 526 54 2.8 87 .274 .240 .260 .283 .319 .287 .366 .570 .685 67 .386 -28.3 -3.2 .444 .105 .047 1.8
1969 26 CHC NL 737 507 84 4.4 105 .297 .273 .274 .332 .346 .366 .406 .698 .752 86 .529 -12.0 -1.2 .621 .190 .093 5.9
1970 27 CHC NL 711 493 76 4.2 112 .291 .266 .280 .337 .354 .349 .427 .685 .781 77 .448 -22.7 -2.2 .611 .197 .082 1.8
1971 28 CHC NL 687 492 63 3.4 102 .279 .258 .274 .318 .342 .316 .401 .634 .744 72 .424 -24.6 -2.6 .539 .154 .058 3.5
1972 29 CHC NL 660 451 70 4.2 100 .295 .274 .268 .351 .337 .334 .395 .685 .733 89 .514 -7.8 -0.8 .602 .179 .061 1.8
1973 30 CHC NL 643 456 57 3.4 102 .282 .262 .271 .327 .341 .310 .402 .637 .743 73 .393 -21.0 -2.2 .528 .147 .049 .0
1974 31 CHC NL 673 473 64 3.6 97 .283 .259 .266 .332 .338 .321 .384 .652 .723 82 .430 -15.0 -1.6 .555 .165 .062 1.8
1975 32 CHC NL 693 489 66 3.6 99 .259 .243 .270 .317 .342 .319 .390 .636 .732 75 .422 -20.5 -2.1 .554 .185 .077 .0
1976 33 STL NL 578 408 53 3.5 93 .262 .239 .264 .320 .330 .313 .376 .633 .706 80 .429 -12.0 -1.3 .562 .201 .074 1.5
1977 34 TOT MLB 283 203 23 3.0 101 .270 .237 .267 .309 .333 .281 .407 .589 .740 62 .317 -13.3 -1.3 .495 .154 .043 .0
1977 34 STL NL 149 106 12 3.1 102 .294 .239 .268 .309 .336 .269 .409 .577 .744 58 .319 -7.7 -0.8 .476 .134 .030
1977 34 CHW AL 134 97 11 3.0 100 .248 .235 .266 .308 .330 .294 .405 .602 .735 66 .316 -5.6 -0.6 .516 .176 .059 .0
1978 35 CHW AL 480 348 41 3.2 94 .275 .255 .262 .312 .328 .309 .386 .621 .714 75 .359 -14.2 -1.4 .499 .132 .053 1.3
1979 36 CHW AL 124 97 8 2.2 102 .214 .200 .270 .264 .334 .282 .408 .546 .743 48 .199 -8.0 -0.8 .452 .182 .082 1.0
16 Yrs 8530 6109 769 3.4 99 .277 .252 .268 .314 .336 .312 .395 .626 .730 73 .404 -286.4 -30.0 .523 .151 .060 24.6
162 Game Avg. 665 476 60 3.4 99 .277 .252 .268 .314 .336 .312 .395 .626 .730 73 .404 -286.4 -30.0 .523 .151 .060 2
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
CHC (12 yrs) 7065 5053 644 3.4 100 .280 .255 .269 .315 .337 .314 .396 .629 .733 73 .414 -238.9 -25.2 .525 .148 .059 19.7
CHW (3 yrs) 738 542 60 3.0 97 .260 .242 .264 .303 .329 .302 .393 .605 .723 69 .322 -27.8 -2.8 .493 .148 .059 2.9
STL (2 yrs) 727 514 65 3.4 95 .268 .239 .265 .318 .332 .303 .383 .621 .714 75 .406 -19.7 -2.0 .544 .187 .064 1.5
NL (14 yrs) 7792 5567 709 3.4 99 .279 .253 .268 .315 .336 .313 .395 .628 .731 73 .413 -258.6 -27.2 .526 .151 .060 21.3
AL (3 yrs) 738 542 60 3.0 97 .260 .242 .264 .303 .329 .302 .393 .605 .723 69 .322 -27.8 -2.8 .493 .148 .059 2.9

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 CHC NL 25 as SS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CHC NL 26 as SS 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CHC NL 27 as SS 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CHC NL 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 29 as SS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CHC NL 31 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 3.000 4.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (6 GP) 12 12 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .417 .667 5 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1964 21 CHC NL 12 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 12.0 1.25 92%
1965 22 CHC NL 336 0.0% 13.1% 6.0% 2.1% 11% 2.20 7.0 22.1 1.49 79%
1966 23 CHC NL 578 0.2% 8.0% 4.5% 1.9% 8% 1.77 11.6 533.0 12.4 1.58 85%
1967 24 CHC NL 628 0.0% 12.7% 5.3% 2.7% 13% 2.42 7.3 13.8 1.51 80%
1968 25 CHC NL 707 0.1% 12.2% 5.4% 3.1% 14% 2.26 7.6 655.0 20.5 1.52 80%
1969 26 CHC NL 737 0.5% 9.5% 8.3% 6.5% 27% 1.15 9.5 166.0 12.5 1.05 81%
1970 27 CHC NL 711 0.1% 8.3% 9.3% 5.1% 21% 0.89 10.7 631.0 16.2 1.04 81%
1971 28 CHC NL 687 0.3% 7.9% 7.6% 3.8% 16% 1.04 11.4 308.5 16.2 1.59 82%
1972 29 CHC NL 660 0.2% 6.7% 10.2% 4.1% 17% 0.66 13.1 577.0 14.8 1.17 81%
1973 30 CHC NL 643 0.0% 6.8% 8.9% 3.9% 17% 0.77 13.1 13.4 1.24 83%
1974 31 CHC NL 673 0.2% 8.0% 9.2% 4.2% 18% 0.87 11.1 599.0 14.3 0.95 81%
1975 32 CHC NL 693 0.0% 6.8% 9.8% 5.2% 25% 0.69 12.8 13.1 0.79 81%
1976 33 STL NL 578 0.2% 8.8% 10.6% 5.0% 24% 0.84 9.8 502.0 12.6 1.08 79%
1977 34 TOT MLB 283 0.0% 11.7% 9.5% 3.2% 15% 1.22 7.7 14.1 0.80 78%
1977 34 STL NL 149 0.0% 17.5% 9.4% 2.7% 13% 1.86 5.2 19.1 0.72 73%
1977 34 CHW AL 134 0.0% 5.2% 9.7% 3.7% 18% 0.54 17.0 10.8 0.89 84%
1978 35 CHW AL 480 0.2% 7.1% 7.5% 4.2% 18% 0.94 12.7 431.0 13.9 1.24 83%
1979 36 CHW AL 124 0.8% 9.7% 8.1% 5.7% 32% 1.20 9.2 110.0 15.7 1.05 79%
16 Yrs 8530 0.2% 8.9% 8.0% 4.1% 18% 1.11 10.1 546.5 14.5 1.19 81%
MLB Averages 2.0% 14.2% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.68 6.3 44.8 9.0 1.11 74%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1964 21 CHC NL -1.8 -0.2 12 0.3 0.5 -0.2 1.22 -0.1 0.4 -1.0 -0.1 0.94 -1.5 0.38 3
1965 22 CHC NL -26.6 -2.8 339 -1.9 4.0 -5.9 .92 -2.4 0.4 -20.4 -2.1 0.94 -24.3 0
1966 23 CHC NL -22.6 -2.4 598 -1.4 8.7 -10.1 1.05 -1.7 0.4 -9.1 -0.9 0.95 -18.1 0
1967 24 CHC NL -36.1 -3.9 656 -2.2 8.7 -10.9 .96 -2.3 -0.0 -15.6 -1.6 0.93 -22.7 1.41 2
1968 25 CHC NL -28.3 -3.2 733 -1.9 9.6 -11.5 .93 -2.2 0.2 -16.4 -1.8 0.91 -21.7 1.25 2
1969 26 CHC NL -12.0 -1.2 767 1.2 13.6 -12.4 1.03 0.4 0.7 8.1 0.8 0.94 2.7 0.31 1
1970 27 CHC NL -22.7 -2.2 742 -1.3 9.8 -11.1 .90 -1.2 -0.3 -11.2 -1.0 0.90 -15.5 1.25 0
1971 28 CHC NL -24.6 -2.6 718 -0.3 10.6 -10.8 .97 -1.8 1.5 -12.5 -1.2 0.93 -18.3 0.94 2
1972 29 CHC NL -7.8 -0.8 686 -1.1 9.7 -10.8 .94 -0.5 -0.7 3.2 0.3 0.94 -1.8 1.58 3
1973 30 CHC NL -21.0 -2.2 662 -3.2 8.8 -12.1 1.02 -2.2 -0.9 -20.5 -2.0 0.93 -25.9 0.23 2
1974 31 CHC NL -15.0 -1.6 701 -0.9 10.9 -11.8 1.03 -0.8 -0.1 -3.4 -0.3 0.93 -8.8 1.11 3
1975 32 CHC NL -20.5 -2.1 716 -2.7 10.2 -13.0 1.05 -1.1 -1.5 -14.8 -1.5 0.97 -12.5 1.49 2
1976 33 STL NL -12.0 -1.3 588 -0.4 9.7 -10.1 1.03 -0.9 0.4 -5.0 -0.5 0.95 -10.2 0.01 1
1977 34 TOT MLB -13.3 -1.3 288 -1.3 3.0 -4.4 .82 -1.3 -0.3 -12.9 -1.3 0.91 -12.8 0.75 15
1977 34 STL NL -7.7 -0.8 151 -1.2 1.4 -2.7 .89 -0.8 -0.6 -9.1 -0.9 0.93 -7.9 0.75 15
1977 34 CHW AL -5.6 -0.6 137 -0.1 1.6 -1.7 .74 -0.6 0.4 -3.7 -0.4 0.90 -5.0 0
1978 35 CHW AL -14.2 -1.4 490 -2.4 6.1 -8.5 .94 -1.7 -0.8 -16.0 -1.6 0.95 -18.0 7.38 1
1979 36 CHW AL -8.0 -0.8 126 -0.6 1.3 -2.0 .87 -0.8 0.0 -12.7 -1.3 1.01 -10.3 0
16 Yrs -286.4 -30.0 8822 -20.4 125.3 -145.6 .98 -20.6 -0.2 -160.3 -16.3 0.94 -219.9 1.05 37
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1964 21 CHC NL 0 0 50% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1965 22 CHC NL 4 0 22% 110 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 3 1 4 44% 11 7 4 2 1 1 5 2 3
1966 23 CHC NL 13 0 28% 238 13 7 65% 12 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 15 41% 28 20 7 6 2 4 20 7 11
1967 24 CHC NL 15 0 35% 247 6 13 32% 4 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 12 67% 28 9 18 9 4 5 11 1 9
1968 25 CHC NL 9 0 32% 258 9 9 50% 8 7 1 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 2 2 13 46% 41 22 17 12 7 5 15 6 9
1969 26 CHC NL 14 0 44% 337 11 8 58% 10 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 26 55% 65 34 31 12 6 6 33 7 23
1970 27 CHC NL 5 0 42% 319 12 6 67% 12 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 21 49% 54 36 18 5 2 3 31 7 23
1971 28 CHC NL 9 0 35% 272 15 8 65% 14 8 1 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 2 10 59% 51 29 21 7 1 6 29 5 24
1972 29 CHC NL 8 0 34% 280 8 7 53% 8 5 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 15 49% 44 28 16 13 8 5 20 2 17
1973 30 CHC NL 1 0 25% 247 6 6 50% 6 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 3 1 1 11 52% 27 17 10 6 1 5 23 8 14
1974 31 CHC NL 10 0 37% 294 7 7 50% 7 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 26 62% 37 16 21 8 3 5 21 5 15
1975 32 CHC NL 14 0 36% 301 4 7 36% 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 2 2 7 19 39% 46 31 15 8 6 2 25 11 14
1976 33 STL NL 6 1 30% 259 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 3 14 35% 36 28 7 5 1 4 19 6 10
1977 34 TOT MLB 3 0 29% 116 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 46% 18 12 6 2 2 0 13 4 9
1977 34 STL NL 1 0 30% 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 12 8 4 1 1 0 7 1 6
1977 34 CHW AL 2 0 28% 47 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 39% 6 4 2 1 1 0 6 3 3
1978 35 CHW AL 4 0 23% 172 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 3 1 6 33% 25 20 3 6 5 1 17 5 12
1979 36 CHW AL 1 0 41% 37 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 55% 5 2 3 2 1 0 4 1 3
16 Yrs 116 1 34% 3492 100 85 54% 93 74 7 5 0 6 20 7 63 0 17 22 24 200 49% 516 311 197 104 51 52 286 77 196
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1964 21 CHC NL 12 100% 2 3 0 0 0 0.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 8 1 13% 0 0 0 0 0
1965 22 CHC NL 331 100% 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 33% 54 5 9% 21 8 38% 189 17 9% 15 7 47% 6 4 67% 5
1966 23 CHC NL 566 100% 146 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 0 1 1 0 0 19 15 79% 91 11 12% 41 20 49% 314 43 14% 28 18 64% 19 16 84% 12
1967 24 CHC NL 628 100% 134 2 0 0 0 1.41 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 78% 55 3 5% 36 14 39% 253 44 17% 22 14 64% 10 3 30% 0
1968 25 CHC NL 707 100% 157 2 0 0 0 1.25 1 0 9 0 1 1 0 0 13 11 85% 70 7 10% 32 11 34% 274 34 12% 22 9 41% 9 7 78% 0
1969 26 CHC NL 737 100% 181 1 0 0 0 0.31 4 0 15 4 0 0 4 1 9 6 67% 93 5 5% 41 14 34% 335 51 15% 24 14 58% 9 4 44% 0
1970 27 CHC NL 711 100% 168 0 0 0 0 1.25 1 0 14 1 0 1 0 1 13 10 77% 98 12 12% 36 17 47% 306 39 13% 24 12 50% 12 9 75% 0
1971 28 CHC NL 687 100% 159 2 0 0 0 0.94 2 0 16 2 0 2 0 1 17 14 82% 76 11 14% 32 16 50% 319 37 12% 17 10 59% 11 9 82% 0
1972 29 CHC NL 660 100% 158 3 0 0 0 1.58 1 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 16 13 81% 94 11 12% 48 16 33% 315 40 13% 19 5 26% 14 8 57% 0
1973 30 CHC NL 643 100% 151 2 0 0 0 0.23 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 54% 109 15 14% 51 16 31% 343 44 13% 30 18 60% 14 7 50% 0
1974 31 CHC NL 673 100% 155 3 0 0 0 1.11 1 0 16 1 0 0 1 0 10 7 70% 85 14 16% 41 15 37% 321 43 13% 23 12 52% 20 11 55% 0
1975 32 CHC NL 693 100% 146 2 0 0 0 1.49 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 16 14 88% 92 4 4% 47 27 57% 364 47 13% 33 22 67% 19 8 42% 0
1976 33 STL NL 578 100% 120 1 0 0 0 0.01 1 0 14 1 0 0 1 0 10 9 90% 102 13 13% 66 22 33% 348 39 11% 33 17 52% 30 13 43% 0
1977 34 TOT MLB 283 100% 60 15 0 0 1 0.75 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 39 6 15% 24 7 29% 155 18 12% 15 7 47% 6 2 33% 0
1977 34 STL NL 149 100% 32 15 0 0 1 0.75 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 14% 13 4 31% 82 7 9% 6 3 50% 4 2 50% 0
1977 34 CHW AL 134 100% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 18 3 17% 11 3 27% 73 11 15% 9 4 44% 2 0 0% 0
1978 35 CHW AL 480 100% 110 1 0 0 0 7.38 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 16 12 75% 89 10 11% 51 22 43% 296 33 11% 12 6 50% 20 11 55% 0
1979 36 CHW AL 124 100% 22 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 100% 23 5 22% 15 7 47% 86 6 7% 8 3 38% 7 4 57% 0
16 Yrs 8513 100% 1931 37 0 0 1 1.05 14 0 175 10 4 5 9 3 175 132 75% 1175 132 11% 583 232 40% 4226 536 13% 325 174 54% 206 116 56% 17
MLB Averages 54% 77% 11% 32% 14% 48% 53%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1964 21 4 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 2 0 0 0 0 0
1965 22 110 348 321 20 64 4 3 0 14 1 2 20 45 .199 .249 .231 .480 35 74 5 2 3 2 1
1966 23 260 926 854 70 210 12 5 1 57 14 9 46 91 .246 .284 .275 .559 57 235 16 2 18 6 6
1967 24 405 1554 1434 131 344 22 12 1 99 20 22 79 171 .240 .281 .274 .555 56 393 19 6 25 10 7
1968 25 565 2261 2089 194 501 36 19 2 131 29 31 117 257 .240 .281 .278 .559 59 581 26 8 36 11 8
1969 26 723 2998 2753 303 682 74 25 6 184 40 39 178 327 .248 .294 .299 .593 66 824 31 9 42 16 12
1970 27 877 3709 3384 403 850 95 39 7 223 52 45 244 386 .251 .302 .309 .611 68 1044 43 11 52 18 18
1971 28 1032 4396 4001 480 1009 113 45 9 261 67 53 296 440 .252 .305 .310 .614 69 1239 54 14 66 19 24
1972 29 1181 5056 4578 557 1167 133 51 10 300 75 60 363 484 .255 .311 .313 .623 71 1432 65 16 79 20 32
1973 30 1341 5699 5155 609 1318 155 54 10 343 81 66 420 528 .256 .312 .313 .625 72 1611 80 16 86 22 50
1974 31 1494 6372 5754 692 1473 175 61 11 385 88 73 482 582 .256 .315 .313 .628 73 1803 94 20 93 23 57
1975 32 1648 7065 6355 769 1619 201 71 11 431 92 80 550 629 .255 .315 .314 .629 73 1995 98 21 107 32 59
1976 33 1793 7643 6857 824 1739 223 77 12 471 95 80 611 680 .254 .315 .314 .629 73 2152 111 22 116 36 64
1977 34 1891 7926 7110 850 1799 230 79 12 489 97 81 638 713 .253 .315 .313 .628 73 2223 117 22 117 38 67
1978 35 2022 8406 7541 885 1909 248 80 13 520 99 85 674 747 .253 .315 .312 .627 73 2356 127 22 129 39 68
1979 36 2078 8530 7651 899 1931 254 80 14 527 100 85 684 759 .252 .314 .312 .626 73 2387 132 22 132 40 69

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1964 21 4 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 4
1965 22 105 337 309 20 64 4 3 0 15 1 21 44 .207 .260 .239 .500 19 106
1966 23 150 585 539 53 152 8 2 1 46 14 27 46 .282 .314 .310 .624 53 150
1967 24 145 637 587 67 141 11 7 0 46 6 35 80 .240 .286 .283 .569 47 145
1968 25 159 725 669 76 174 16 8 1 38 10 42 85 .260 .305 .312 .618 64 160
1969 26 158 732 660 105 177 37 6 4 51 11 60 70 .268 .328 .361 .688 78 158
1970 27 154 694 619 88 156 20 13 1 34 11 61 59 .252 .320 .331 .651 65 154
1971 28 155 688 618 78 160 18 6 2 38 15 52 54 .259 .319 .317 .636 62 155
1972 29 156 693 605 82 167 21 6 1 42 8 71 46 .276 .353 .336 .689 72 149
1973 30 160 642 576 51 150 22 3 0 42 6 57 44 .260 .326 .309 .635 58 160
1974 31 153 677 602 86 158 20 7 1 43 7 63 54 .262 .336 .324 .660 65 153
1975 32 154 696 603 79 148 26 10 0 47 4 69 47 .245 .320 .322 .641 63 154
1976 33 145 586 508 60 126 23 6 1 44 3 64 51 .248 .331 .323 .654 55 145
1977 34 98 286 255 27 62 7 2 0 19 2 28 33 .243 .316 .286 .602 23 98
1978 35 131 489 438 39 117 19 1 1 34 2 38 34 .267 .325 .322 .647 46 131
1979 36 56 125 111 14 22 6 0 1 7 1 10 12 .198 .262 .279 .542 8 56
16 Yrs 2083 8604 7711 925 1974 258 80 14 546 101 698 760 .256 .318 .316 .634 778 2078
162 Game Avg. 162 669 600 72 154 20 6 1 42 8 54 59 .256 .318 .316 .634 61 2078



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1985 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

All-Star Games
1968 (SS)
1969 (SS)
1970 (SS)
1971 *
1972 (SS)
1974 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (15, 2%)
1970 NL (23, 2%)
0.04 Career Shares (1218th)

Gold Gloves
1969 NL (SS)
1970 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
1967 NL  1.8 (7th)
1968 NL  1.9 (7th)
1969 NL  2.2 (3rd)
1972 NL  1.8 (4th)
Career  9.7 (231st)

Games Played s c a p y
1968 NL  160 (4th)
1969 NL  158 (8th)
1973 NL  160 (6th)
Career  2,078 (200th)

At Bats s c a p y
1968 NL  655 (3rd)
1969 NL  664 (2nd)
1970 NL  631 (7th)
1971 NL  617 (9th)
1972 NL  577 (10th)
1975 NL  601 (10th)
Career  7,651 (184th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1968 NL  707 (3rd)
1969 NL  737 (2nd)
1970 NL  711 (6th)
1971 NL  687 (9th)
1972 NL  660 (7th)
1975 NL  693 (7th)
Career  8,530 (193rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1969 NL  109 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1969 NL  181 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1969 NL  38 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1968 NL  7 (6th)
1970 NL  14 (2nd)
1975 NL  10 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1966 NL  135 (8th)
1968 NL  135 (9th)
1969 NL  133 (9th)
1970 NL  132 (9th)
1972 NL  131 (5th)
Career  1,583 (162nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1972 NL  227 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1966 NL  15 (4th)
1968 NL  11 (7th)
1970 NL  10 (7th)
1971 NL  14 (4th)
1972 NL  13 (4th)
1975 NL  14 (9th)
Career  132 (234th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1975 NL  9 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 NL  18 (5th)
Career  69 (231st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1967 NL  13 (2nd)
1968 NL  9 (9th)
1971 NL  8 (7th)
Career  85 (190th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1966 NL  11.6 (10th)
1972 NL  13.1 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1967 NL  473 (5th)
1968 NL  526 (1st)
1969 NL  507 (2nd)
1970 NL  493 (2nd)
1971 NL  492 (3rd)
1972 NL  451 (10th)
1974 NL  473 (7th)
1975 NL  489 (3rd)
Career  6,109 (130th)

Oldest s c a p y
1978 AL  born 1942-07-17 (9th)
1979 AL  born 1942-07-17 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 20 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (444), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (829), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (175th), 8.9 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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