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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox/Cardinals 1964-1979

Final Game: July 31, 1979 (Age 37.014)
Relatives: Father of Keith Kessinger
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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
1964 CHC NL 21 SS 4 1 1 19.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 -0 -25 4.74 2.50 .963 5.02 5.00
1965 CHC NL 22 SS 105 104 72 864.2 542 176 338 28 69 .948 -4 -6 5.35 4.90 .964 4.92 4.93
1966 CHC NL 23 SS 148 144 133 1294.0 711 202 474 35 68 .951 -15 -14 4.70 4.57 .964 4.96 4.96
1967 CHC NL 24 SS 143 136 132 1233.2 691 215 457 19 77 .973 6 6 4.90 4.70 .963 4.99 4.99
1968 CHC NL 25 SS 159 158 153 1394.1 869 263 573 33 97 .962 4 3 5.40 5.26 .962 4.98 5.00 AS
1969 CHC NL 26 SS 157 157 156 1398.1 828 266 542 20 101 .976 10 8 5.20 5.15 .963 4.93 4.90 AS,MVP-15,GG
1970 CHC NL 27 SS 154 152 146 1340.0 780 257 501 22 86 .972 1 1 5.09 4.92 .965 5.05 5.04 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 CHC NL 28 SS 154 151 143 1329.2 802 263 512 27 97 .966 -7 -6 5.25 5.03 .968 5.14 5.13 AS
1972 CHC NL 29 SS 146 145 142 1290.0 791 259 504 28 90 .965 6 6 5.32 5.23 .967 5.04 5.06 AS
1973 CHC NL 30 SS 158 156 151 1378.1 830 274 526 30 109 .964 0 0 5.22 5.06 .961 4.93 4.93
1974 CHC NL 31 SS 150 147 138 1299.0 767 259 476 32 87 .958 -15 -14 5.09 4.90 .961 4.97 4.97 AS
1975 CHC NL 32 SS 140 132 128 1192.2 663 205 436 22 100 .967 -8 -8 4.84 4.58 .963 4.99 4.99
1975 CHC NL 32 3B 13 12 9 100.2 35 5 28 2 3 .943 0 4 2.95 2.54 .945 2.98 2.97
1976 STL NL 33 SS 113 105 97 955.1 580 212 350 18 84 .969 -5 -6 5.29 4.97 .964 5.05 5.04
1976 STL NL 33 2B 31 29 26 256.2 144 53 85 6 21 .958 -2 -11 4.84 4.45 .975 5.48 5.47
1976 STL NL 33 3B 2 0 0 8.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -43 1.08 0.50 .950 2.92 2.90
1977 TOT MLB 34 SS 47 31 24 312.0 166 69 92 5 27 .970 -1 -2 4.64 3.43 .963 4.92 4.92
1977 TOT MLB 34 2B 37 27 19 246.0 154 59 90 5 19 .968 -0 -2 5.45 4.03 .977 5.31 5.29
1977 TOT MLB 34 3B 13 7 5 67.2 28 7 18 3 0 .893 1 12 3.33 1.92 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 STL NL 34 SS 26 13 9 151.0 93 37 54 2 15 .978 3 21 5.42 3.50 .963 5.02 5.03
1977 STL NL 34 2B 24 16 12 151.0 100 32 63 5 9 .950 1 6 5.66 3.96 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 STL NL 34 3B 4 1 0 10.1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0 35 1.74 0.50 .957 2.96 2.98
1977 CHW AL 34 SS 21 18 15 161.0 73 32 38 3 12 .959 -3 -25 3.91 3.33 .963 4.82 4.79
1977 CHW AL 34 2B 13 11 7 95.0 54 27 27 0 10 1.000 -1 -15 5.12 4.15 .978 5.42 5.38
1977 CHW AL 34 3B 9 6 5 57.1 25 7 16 2 0 .920 0 8 3.61 2.56 .957 2.97 2.96
1978 CHW AL 35 SS 123 117 102 996.1 505 171 321 13 60 .974 -7 -8 4.44 4.00 .964 4.92 4.87
1978 CHW AL 35 2B 9 7 6 63.0 26 12 14 0 2 1.000 -1 -23 3.71 2.89 .980 5.47 5.42
1979 CHW AL 36 SS 54 36 22 324.1 162 57 103 2 17 .988 -4 -16 4.44 2.96 .965 5.01 4.95
1979 CHW AL 36 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1979 CHW AL 36 2B 1 1 0 7.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0 17 10.29 8.00 .978 5.53 5.40
16 Seasons SS 1955 1872 1740 16621.2 9697 3151 6212 334 1170 .966 -40 -3 5.07 4.79 .964 4.99 4.98
4 Seasons 2B 78 64 51 572.2 332 126 195 11 42 .967 -4 -8 5.04 4.12 .977 5.41 5.38
3 Seasons 3B 28 19 14 176.2 64 13 46 5 3 .922 1 5 3.01 2.11 .950 2.97 2.96
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
16 Seasons TOT 2062 1955 1805 17372.0 10095 3292 6453 350 1215 .965 -43 -3 5.05 4.73 .964 4.98 4.97
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
1964 CHC NL 21 SS -0 -25 -0 -1 0 0
1965 CHC NL 22 SS -4 -6 -5 -6 1 1
1966 CHC NL 23 SS -15 -14 -11 -9 -2 -4
1967 CHC NL 24 SS 6 6 6 4 1 0
1968 CHC NL 25 SS 4 3 3 -7 10 1
1969 CHC NL 26 SS 10 8 11 5 5 -1
1970 CHC NL 27 SS 1 1 4 5 -1 -3
1971 CHC NL 28 SS -7 -6 -5 -3 -3 -2
1972 CHC NL 29 SS 6 6 7 3 4 -1
1973 CHC NL 30 SS 0 0 0 4 -4 0
1974 CHC NL 31 SS -15 -14 -13 -7 -6 -2
1975 CHC NL 32 SS -8 -8 -9 -2 -7 1
1975 CHC NL 32 3B 0 4 0 -0 0 0
1976 STL NL 33 SS -5 -6 -8 -5 -2 3
1976 STL NL 33 2B -2 -11 -3 -2 -2 1
1976 STL NL 33 3B -0 -43 -0 -0 0 0
1977 STL NL 34 SS 3 21 2 1 0 1
1977 STL NL 34 2B 1 6 1 -2 3 0
1977 STL NL 34 3B 0 35 0 -0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 34 SS -3 -25 -4 -1 -3 1
1977 CHW AL 34 2B -1 -15 -2 -1 -1 1
1977 CHW AL 34 3B 0 8 0 -1 1 0
1978 CHW AL 35 SS -7 -8 -4 -1 -2 -3
1978 CHW AL 35 2B -1 -23 -0 -0 -0 -1
1979 CHW AL 36 SS -4 -16 -3 -1 -3 -1
1979 CHW AL 36 1B 0 240 0 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 36 2B 0 17 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons SS -40 -3 -31 -19 -12 -9
4 Seasons 2B -4 -8 -5 -5 0 1
3 Seasons 3B 1 5 1 -1 2 0
1 Season 1B 0 240 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons TOT -43 -3 -35 -25 -11 -8
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
1964 CHC NL 21 4 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1965 CHC NL 22 106 104 106 105 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 CHC NL 23 150 144 150 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1967 CHC NL 24 145 136 145 143 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1968 CHC NL 25 160 158 160 159 0 0 0 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1969 CHC NL 26 158 157 158 157 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1970 CHC NL 27 154 152 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1971 CHC NL 28 155 151 155 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1972 CHC NL 29 149 145 149 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1973 CHC NL 30 160 156 160 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1974 CHC NL 31 153 147 153 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1975 CHC NL 32 154 144 154 152 0 0 0 0 13 141 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1976 STL NL 33 145 134 145 145 0 0 0 31 2 113 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1977 STL NL 34 59 30 59 47 0 0 0 24 4 26 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
1977 CHW AL 34 39 35 39 39 0 0 0 14 9 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1978 CHW AL 35 131 124 131 130 0 0 0 9 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1979 CHW AL 36 56 37 56 55 0 0 1 1 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 Seasons 2078 1955 2078 2046 0 0 1 79 28 1956 0 0 0 0 0 41 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 -- SS*

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 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1964 CHC NL 21 83 75% 87% 33% 9 100% 0 3 2 1 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1965 CHC NL 22 3569 62% 81% 36% 393 90% 7 175 69 89 17 322 261 46 2 3 27 1 20 6 19 70 23 4 25 4 3 62 29 32 5 3 2
1966 CHC NL 23 5428 70% 80% 31% 601 88% 5 199 102 74 24 455 346 85 1 7 34 1 27 6 26 68 31 2 11 4 4 57 34 21 9 5 3
1967 CHC NL 24 5138 66% 80% 30% 596 90% 5 216 108 81 27 462 370 83 2 4 19 0 15 4 18 78 33 7 24 6 1 71 40 31 4 2 2
1968 CHC NL 25 5791 68% 81% 31% 721 89% 6 260 114 120 26 570 465 90 4 5 33 1 31 1 27 97 36 13 25 10 3 89 49 40 6 3 3
1969 CHC NL 26 5866 63% 78% 30% 684 91% 10 269 117 120 32 540 437 82 4 10 19 0 16 3 16 102 37 14 24 7 2 91 52 34 7 4 3
1970 CHC NL 27 5676 61% 79% 28% 636 89% 8 258 110 115 33 496 376 97 3 11 22 1 20 1 15 87 33 6 26 8 4 81 40 40 6 2 4
1971 CHC NL 28 5609 63% 82% 32% 654 88% 1 259 108 121 30 512 402 95 3 6 27 2 23 2 22 98 27 18 21 6 8 88 46 37 7 1 4
1972 CHC NL 29 5390 57% 82% 34% 652 89% 7 264 106 122 36 505 392 99 3 7 28 0 28 0 19 90 35 11 24 8 1 85 46 34 4 0 3
1973 CHC NL 30 5820 54% 81% 34% 647 87% 7 278 98 140 40 523 380 118 1 14 30 0 28 2 25 110 38 6 36 10 4 97 44 50 10 5 4
1974 CHC NL 31 5745 57% 81% 33% 620 86% 7 257 106 120 32 471 362 79 1 9 32 1 26 5 22 87 26 12 21 8 3 78 38 34 5 3 2
1975 CHC NL 32 5250 56% 81% 32% 552 84% 2 213 84 105 24 431 317 98 7 7 22 1 19 2 16 99 41 9 31 5 5 94 51 41 2 2 0
1976 STL NL 33 4106 67% 82% 27% 431 88% 2 210 76 109 25 351 258 79 0 4 18 1 16 1 13 84 37 3 24 4 9 80 40 38 4 3 1
1977 STL NL 34 610 61% 81% 29% 68 88% 0 35 14 18 3 55 42 12 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 15 5 2 4 2 2 15 7 8 0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 34 701 49% 80% 22% 50 90% 0 32 13 14 5 39 31 8 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 12 4 1 4 1 2 12 5 7 0 0 0
1978 CHW AL 35 4303 62% 83% 26% 404 91% 4 174 83 67 24 318 236 70 3 7 13 1 11 1 10 59 22 1 15 6 8 52 23 29 6 1 5
1979 CHW AL 36 1461 65% 80% 25% 125 90% 1 57 21 25 11 103 76 22 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 17 5 0 8 1 0 14 5 9 2 0 2
16 Seasons 70546 62% 81% 31% 7843 88% 72 3159 1331 1441 389 6160 4758 1163 35 95 331 10 287 34 254 1174 433 109 323 90 59 1066 549 485 78 34 39
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 91%
Lg PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1976 STL NL 33 1062 62% 83% 26% 92 92% 0 53 13 27 14 85 71 12 0 1 6 1 5 0 3 21 7 3 7 2 20 10 10 1 0 1
1977 STL NL 34 652 60% 87% 29% 72 94% 0 32 11 9 13 62 51 8 0 1 5 1 4 0 2 9 1 1 6 0 8 6 2 0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 34 404 57% 81% 23% 29 97% 0 28 10 13 5 28 21 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 3 2 0 9 2 7 1 1 0
1978 CHW AL 35 267 61% 77% 23% 18 100% 0 12 4 5 3 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 36 39 74% 103% 38% 5 100% 0 2 0 2 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2424 60% 84% 26% 216 94% 0 127 38 56 35 195 160 27 0 3 11 2 9 0 5 42 12 7 16 2 39 19 20 2 1 1
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 94%

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%
1975 CHC NL 32 470 53% 79% 26% 38 79% 0 5 3 0 2 28 23 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 50%
1976 STL NL 33 37 59% 70% 30% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 34 251 57% 78% 26% 23 87% 0 7 5 1 1 15 12 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 STL NL 34 40 63% 78% 38% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 798 55% 78% 27% 67 82% 0 13 9 1 3 47 39 6 2 2 5 0 5 0 5 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 50%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 89% 67%

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%
1979 CHW AL 36 4 75% 100% 75% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 75% 100% 75% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 94% 88%



* - 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 (1203rd)

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

Assistss c a p y
1966 NL  474 (3rd)
1968 NL  573 (1st)
1969 NL  542 (1st)
1970 NL  501 (1st)
1971 NL  512 (3rd)
1972 NL  504 (2nd)
1973 NL  526 (2nd)
1974 NL  476 (4th)
1975 NL  464 (4th)
Career  6,453 (27th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1965 NL  28 (2nd)
1966 NL  35 (2nd)
1968 NL  33 (1st)
1971 NL  27 (4th)
1972 NL  28 (3rd)
1973 NL  30 (5th)
1974 NL  32 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  148 (3rd)
1967 NL  143 (4th)
1968 NL  159 (1st)
1969 NL  157 (1st)
1970 NL  154 (3rd)
1971 NL  154 (3rd)
1972 NL  146 (5th)
1973 NL  158 (2nd)
1974 NL  150 (4th)
1975 NL  140 (2nd)
Career  1,955 (22nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1967 NL  215 (4th)
1968 NL  263 (2nd)
1969 NL  266 (1st)
1970 NL  257 (3rd)
1971 NL  263 (3rd)
1972 NL  259 (2nd)
1973 NL  274 (1st)
1974 NL  259 (1st)
1975 NL  205 (5th)
Career  3,151 (35th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  474 (1st)
1967 NL  457 (4th)
1968 NL  573 (1st)
1969 NL  542 (1st)
1970 NL  501 (1st)
1971 NL  512 (3rd)
1972 NL  504 (2nd)
1973 NL  526 (2nd)
1974 NL  476 (3rd)
1975 NL  436 (4th)
Career  6,212 (15th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1965 NL  28 (1st)
1966 NL  35 (2nd)
1967 NL  19 (4th)
1968 NL  33 (1st)
1970 NL  22 (4th)
1971 NL  27 (3rd)
1972 NL  28 (2nd)
1973 NL  30 (5th)
1974 NL  32 (2nd)
1975 NL  22 (5th)
Career  334 (58th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1967 NL  77 (4th)
1968 NL  97 (1st)
1969 NL  101 (1st)
1970 NL  86 (2nd)
1971 NL  97 (1st)
1972 NL  90 (3rd)
1973 NL  109 (1st)
1974 NL  87 (4th)
1975 NL  100 (3rd)
Career  1,170 (20th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1967 NL  6 (4th)
1968 NL  4 (5th)
1969 NL  10 (3rd)
1972 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1965 NL  5.35 (1st)
1968 NL  5.40 (3rd)
1969 NL  5.20 (5th)
1971 NL  5.25 (5th)
1972 NL  5.32 (3rd)
1973 NL  5.22 (3rd)
1974 NL  5.09 (5th)
1976 NL  5.29 (3rd)
Career  4.87 (24th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1965 NL  4.90 (3rd)
1967 NL  4.70 (4th)
1968 NL  5.26 (1st)
1969 NL  5.15 (3rd)
1970 NL  4.92 (3rd)
1971 NL  5.03 (2nd)
1972 NL  5.23 (2nd)
1973 NL  5.06 (3rd)
1974 NL  4.90 (3rd)
1976 NL  4.97 (2nd)
Career  4.79 (98th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1967 NL  .973 (4th)
1968 NL  .962 (4th)
1969 NL  .976 (1st)
1970 NL  .972 (4th)
1973 NL  .964 (3rd)
1975 NL  .967 (5th)
1976 NL  .969 (5th)

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

                                         

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