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Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Clayton Killebrew (Killer)

Positions: First Baseman, Third Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 29, 1936 in Payette, ID
High School: Payette HS (Payette, ID)
School: Albertson College (Caldwell, ID)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1954 (Age 17.359)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Senators/Royals 1954-1975
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: September 26, 1975 (Age 39.089)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1984 (335/403 ballots).
   View Harmon Killebrew Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 17, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Payette, ID
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 30, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #43. Yogi Berra… #44. Cal Ripken… #45. Duke Snider… #46. HARMON KILLEBREW… #47. Arky Vaughan… #48. George Davis… #49. Craig Biggio… 

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
1954 18 WSH AL 9 15 13 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 .308 .400 .385 .785 121 5 1 0 0 0 /4
1955 19 WSH AL 38 89 80 12 16 1 0 4 7 0 0 9 31 .200 .281 .363 .643 75 29 3 0 0 0 0 5/4
1956 20 WSH AL 44 110 99 10 22 2 0 5 13 0 0 10 39 .222 .291 .394 .685 83 39 2 0 0 1 0 5/4
1957 21 WSH AL 9 33 31 4 9 2 0 2 5 0 0 2 8 .290 .333 .548 .882 139 17 0 0 0 0 0 /54
1958 22 WSH AL 13 33 31 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 .194 .212 .194 .406 14 6 0 1 0 1 0 /5
1959 ★ 23 WSH AL 153 648 546 98 132 20 2 42 105 3 2 90 116 .242 .354 .516 .870 137 282 12 7 0 4 1 *5/7 AS,MVP-15
1960 24 WSH AL 124 518 442 84 122 19 1 31 80 1 0 71 106 .276 .375 .534 .909 142 236 10 1 0 3 3 35
1961 ★ 25 MIN AL 150 656 541 94 156 20 7 46 122 1 2 107 109 .288 .405 .606 1.012 162 328 11 3 0 5 6 *35/7 AS,MVP-11
1962 26 MIN AL 155 666 552 85 134 21 1 48 126 1 2 106 142 .243 .366 .545 .912 138 301 14 4 0 4 6 *7/3 MVP-3
1963 ★ 27 MIN AL 142 596 515 88 133 18 0 45 96 0 0 72 105 .258 .349 .555 .904 147 286 16 3 0 6 4 *7 AS,MVP-4
1964 ★ 28 MIN AL 158 682 577 95 156 11 1 49 111 0 0 93 135 .270 .377 .548 .924 153 316 15 8 0 4 5 *7/9 AS,MVP-10
1965 ★ 29 MIN AL 113 479 401 78 108 16 1 25 75 0 0 72 69 .269 .384 .501 .885 145 201 10 4 0 2 12 35/7 AS,MVP-15
1966 ★ 30 MIN AL 162 677 569 89 160 27 1 39 110 0 2 103 98 .281 .391 .538 .929 157 306 12 2 0 3 18 537 AS,MVP-4
1967 ★ 31 MIN AL 163 689 547 105 147 24 1 44 113 1 0 131 111 .269 .408 .558 .965 173 305 16 3 0 8 15 *3/5 AS,MVP-2
1968 ★ 32 MIN AL 100 371 295 40 62 7 2 17 40 0 0 70 70 .210 .361 .420 .782 131 124 13 2 0 4 9 35 AS
1969 ★ 33 MIN AL 162 709 555 106 153 20 2 49 140 8 2 145 84 .276 .427 .584 1.011 177 324 16 5 0 4 20 53 AS,MVP-1
1970 ★ 34 MIN AL 157 665 527 96 143 20 1 41 113 0 3 128 84 .271 .411 .546 .957 159 288 28 2 0 8 23 *53 AS,MVP-3
1971 ★ 35 MIN AL 147 624 500 61 127 19 1 28 119 3 2 114 96 .254 .386 .464 .850 138 232 21 0 0 10 14 35 AS,MVP-21
1972 36 MIN AL 139 532 433 53 100 13 2 26 74 0 1 94 91 .231 .367 .450 .817 138 195 16 1 0 4 12 *3
1973 37 MIN AL 69 290 248 29 60 9 1 5 32 0 0 41 59 .242 .352 .347 .698 95 86 10 1 0 0 2 3/D
1974 38 MIN AL 122 382 333 28 74 7 0 13 54 0 0 45 61 .222 .312 .360 .672 90 120 12 0 0 4 6 D3
1975 39 KCR AL 106 369 312 25 62 13 0 14 44 1 2 54 70 .199 .317 .375 .692 93 117 5 1 0 2 4 D/3
22 Yrs 2435 9833 8147 1283 2086 290 24 573 1584 19 18 1559 1699 .256 .376 .509 .884 143 4143 243 48 0 77 160
162 Game Avg. 162 654 542 85 139 19 2 38 105 1 1 104 113 .256 .376 .509 .884 143 276 16 3 0 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
MIN (21 yrs) 2329 9464 7835 1258 2024 277 24 559 1540 18 16 1505 1629 .258 .378 .514 .892 145 4026 238 47 0 75 156
KCR (1 yr) 106 369 312 25 62 13 0 14 44 1 2 54 70 .199 .317 .375 .692 93 117 5 1 0 2 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
1954 18 WSH AL 9 15 0 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /4
1955 19 WSH AL 38 89 -3 1 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.0 -0.0 -0 5/4
1956 20 WSH AL 44 110 -4 1 -0 -5 0 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .482 .495 -0.0 -0.4 0 5/4
1957 21 WSH AL 9 33 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .507 .500 0.3 -0.1 3 /54
1958 22 WSH AL 13 33 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /5
1959 ★ 23 WSH AL 153 648 31 -1 -1 -9 2 23 2.2 20 43 4.2 .516 .515 5.2 -0.8 52 *5/7 AS,MVP-15
1960 24 WSH AL 124 518 26 0 -0 -7 -3 16 1.5 16 32 3.1 .514 .510 3.9 -1.1 39 $20,000 35
1961 ★ 25 MIN AL 150 656 48 -1 -0 -1 -6 40 3.7 20 59 5.7 .526 .525 6.0 -0.9 60 *35/7 AS,MVP-11
1962 26 MIN AL 155 666 31 -2 -1 -10 -7 10 0.8 20 30 2.8 .507 .507 4.1 -2.0 41 *7/3 MVP-3
1963 ★ 27 MIN AL 142 596 34 -1 -2 0 -6 24 2.4 18 42 4.2 .518 .516 4.4 -0.9 42 *7 AS,MVP-4
1964 ★ 28 MIN AL 158 682 44 -0 -1 -8 -8 27 2.6 21 48 4.7 .519 .518 5.8 -2.0 56 *7/9 AS,MVP-10
1965 ★ 29 MIN AL 113 479 27 0 -1 4 -3 26 2.9 15 41 4.3 .526 .518 4.0 -0.0 37 $50,000 35/7 AS,MVP-15
1966 ★ 30 MIN AL 162 677 47 -3 -1 -7 -1 35 3.6 22 57 5.9 .524 .524 7.0 -1.2 64 537 AS,MVP-4
1967 ★ 31 MIN AL 163 689 55 -1 -2 -4 -9 38 4.2 22 60 6.4 .527 .527 7.3 -1.8 65 $60,000 *3/5 AS,MVP-2
1968 ★ 32 MIN AL 100 371 15 -1 -2 2 -4 11 1.2 13 23 2.5 .513 .508 2.3 -0.4 21 $80,000 35 AS
1969 ★ 33 MIN AL 162 709 58 -2 -2 -14 -3 36 3.8 24 60 6.2 .524 .524 7.9 -2.0 75 $80,000 53 AS,MVP-1
1970 ★ 34 MIN AL 157 665 42 -4 -5 -10 1 25 2.5 23 48 4.9 .517 .516 6.1 -1.1 58 $95,000 *53 AS,MVP-3
1971 ★ 35 MIN AL 147 624 22 -2 -3 -6 -4 6 0.6 21 27 2.8 .505 .504 3.6 -1.2 33 $115,000 35 AS,MVP-21
1972 36 MIN AL 139 532 21 -4 -2 0 -7 9 1.0 19 28 3.1 .508 .507 3.2 -0.9 28 $115,000 *3
1973 37 MIN AL 69 290 -2 -1 -1 2 -4 -6 -0.5 10 5 0.5 .491 .496 0.3 -0.2 3 $110,000 3/D
1974 38 MIN AL 122 382 -4 -1 -1 -1 -7 -14 -1.5 14 -1 -0.2 .487 .490 -0.1 -0.9 0 $100,000 D3
1975 39 KCR AL 106 369 -1 -2 0 -1 -9 -14 -1.4 13 -0 -0.1 .486 .491 0.0 -1.1 1 D/3
22 Seasons 2435 9833 487 -24 -27 -78 -77 280 28.1 318 598 60.3 .513 .512 71.2 -18.8 676 $825,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
MIN (21 yrs) 2329 9464 488 -22 -27 -76 -68 294 29.4 305 598 60.5 .514 .513 71.2 -17.7 675 $825,000
KCR (1 yr) 106 369 -1 -2 0 -1 -9 -14 -1.4 13 -0 -0.1 .486 .491 0.0 -1.1 1

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
1965 29 MIN AL WS LAD L 7 27 21 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 6 4 .286 .444 .429 .873 9 0 0 0 0 0
1969 33 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 3 14 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 .125 .500 .250 .750 2 1 0 0 0 2
1970 34 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 3 13 11 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 .273 .385 .818 1.203 9 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 13 54 40 6 10 1 0 3 6 0 0 14 10 .250 .444 .500 .944 20 1 0 0 0 2
2 ALCS 6 27 19 4 4 1 0 2 4 0 0 8 6 .211 .444 .579 1.023 11 1 0 0 0 2
1 WS 7 27 21 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 6 4 .286 .444 .429 .873 9 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
1954 WSH AL 18 2B 3 3 3 27.0 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 2.33 2.33 .976 5.37 5.33
1955 WSH AL 19 3B 23 17 13 166.0 77 23 49 5 3 .935 -0 -3 3.90 3.13 .950 3.17 3.14
1955 WSH AL 19 2B 3 0 0 5.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -45 1.69 0.33 .980 5.40 5.33
1956 WSH AL 20 3B 20 18 18 157.0 61 18 40 3 3 .951 -3 -26 3.32 2.90 .949 3.22 3.19
1956 WSH AL 20 2B 4 2 2 24.0 11 6 4 1 1 .909 -2 -80 3.75 2.50 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 WSH AL 21 3B 7 7 6 64.0 19 2 16 1 2 .947 -1 -11 2.53 2.57 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 WSH AL 21 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1958 WSH AL 22 3B 9 8 7 65.0 21 8 13 0 1 1.000 1 17 2.91 2.33 .951 3.12 3.08
1959 WSH AL 23 3B 150 149 149 1319.1 484 129 325 30 18 .938 -8 -7 3.10 3.03 .952 3.21 3.19 AS,MVP-15
1959 WSH AL 23 LF 4 4 2 30.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.76 1.50 .980 2.05 2.05 AS,MVP-15
1959 WSH AL 23 OF 4 4 2 30.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.76 1.50 .980 2.23 2.20 AS,MVP-15
1960 WSH AL 24 1B 71 71 53 608.2 624 584 32 8 69 .987 -4 -8 9.11 8.68 .991 9.58 9.56
1960 WSH AL 24 3B 65 45 41 437.0 157 45 103 9 7 .943 -3 -7 3.05 2.28 .952 3.14 3.14
1961 MIN AL 25 1B 119 115 102 997.1 1053 972 67 14 91 .987 1 1 9.38 8.73 .990 9.45 9.34 AS,MVP-11
1961 MIN AL 25 3B 45 33 28 309.1 112 28 75 9 10 .920 -2 -7 3.00 2.29 .950 3.18 3.15 AS,MVP-11
1961 MIN AL 25 LF 2 2 2 19.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -19 1.89 2.00 .970 1.99 2.00 AS,MVP-11
1961 MIN AL 25 OF 2 2 2 19.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -19 1.89 2.00 .978 2.27 2.20 AS,MVP-11
1962 MIN AL 26 LF 151 150 71 1225.0 237 225 5 7 0 .970 -9 -9 1.69 1.52 .976 2.01 2.00 MVP-3
1962 MIN AL 26 OF 151 150 71 1225.0 240 227 5 8 0 .967 -9 -9 1.70 1.54 .980 2.19 2.18 MVP-3
1962 MIN AL 26 1B 4 2 2 27.0 15 14 0 1 4 .933 -1 -40 4.67 3.50 .990 9.43 9.40 MVP-3
1963 MIN AL 27 LF 137 137 64 1122.0 225 215 7 3 0 .987 0 0 1.78 1.62 .976 1.90 1.90 AS,MVP-4
1963 MIN AL 27 OF 137 137 64 1122.0 229 219 7 3 0 .987 0 0 1.81 1.65 .981 2.16 2.16 AS,MVP-4
1964 MIN AL 28 LF 157 157 122 1390.0 243 233 3 7 0 .971 -8 -7 1.53 1.50 .975 1.81 1.80 AS,MVP-10
1964 MIN AL 28 OF 157 157 122 1390.1 240 232 1 7 0 .971 -8 -7 1.51 1.48 .980 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-10
1964 MIN AL 28 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.90 AS,MVP-10
1965 MIN AL 29 1B 72 70 57 610.0 679 636 35 8 64 .988 3 7 9.90 9.32 .991 9.56 9.53 AS,MVP-15
1965 MIN AL 29 3B 44 40 34 352.0 119 37 78 4 3 .966 0 1 2.94 2.61 .960 3.13 3.12 AS,MVP-15
1965 MIN AL 29 LF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.85 AS,MVP-15
1965 MIN AL 29 OF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 AS,MVP-15
1966 MIN AL 30 3B 107 103 97 915.0 287 83 190 14 11 .951 -3 -4 2.69 2.55 .954 3.03 3.03 AS,MVP-4
1966 MIN AL 30 1B 42 40 29 341.1 349 330 15 4 30 .989 -3 -12 9.10 8.21 .991 9.59 9.58 AS,MVP-4
1966 MIN AL 30 LF 18 18 11 146.2 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 1.41 1.28 .980 1.83 1.82 AS,MVP-4
1966 MIN AL 30 OF 18 18 11 146.2 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 1.35 1.22 .982 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-4
1967 MIN AL 31 1B 160 160 128 1369.0 1380 1283 86 11 100 .992 -3 -3 9.00 8.56 .991 9.53 9.55 AS,MVP-2
1967 MIN AL 31 3B 3 3 2 24.0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 -1 -65 1.88 1.67 .955 3.11 3.13 AS,MVP-2
1968 MIN AL 32 1B 77 77 59 652.0 654 594 56 4 50 .994 3 6 8.97 8.44 .989 9.59 9.54 AS
1968 MIN AL 32 3B 11 10 3 69.0 25 7 15 3 1 .880 -1 -14 2.87 2.00 .951 3.05 3.04 AS
1969 MIN AL 33 3B 105 96 38 778.0 280 75 185 20 12 .929 -12 -18 3.01 2.48 .955 3.16 3.15 AS,MVP-1
1969 MIN AL 33 1B 80 66 40 590.1 610 574 34 2 55 .997 -3 -6 9.27 7.60 .992 9.63 9.62 AS,MVP-1
1970 MIN AL 34 3B 138 129 70 1075.1 328 108 203 17 14 .948 -9 -10 2.60 2.25 .949 3.07 3.06 AS,MVP-3
1970 MIN AL 34 1B 28 27 11 205.0 216 204 9 3 14 .986 -2 -9 9.35 7.61 .991 9.59 9.56 AS,MVP-3
1971 MIN AL 35 1B 90 82 63 706.0 716 658 56 2 52 .997 3 5 9.10 7.93 .992 9.59 9.53 AS,MVP-21
1971 MIN AL 35 3B 64 60 42 510.2 146 42 93 11 3 .925 -9 -22 2.38 2.11 .956 3.04 3.03 AS,MVP-21
1972 MIN AL 36 1B 130 128 52 995.1 1103 995 99 9 82 .992 0 0 9.89 8.42 .991 9.75 9.71
1973 MIN AL 37 1B 57 57 22 451.0 477 431 45 1 42 .998 2 4 9.50 8.35 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 MIN AL 37 DH 9 9
1974 MIN AL 38 DH 57 53
1974 MIN AL 38 1B 33 31 7 223.2 241 218 21 2 21 .992 -1 -6 9.62 7.24 .992 9.70 9.66
1975 KCR AL 39 DH 92 83
1975 KCR AL 39 1B 6 4 1 34.0 28 28 0 0 4 1.000 -1 -49 7.41 4.67 .990 9.85 9.82
14 Seasons 1B 969 930 626 7810.2 8145 7521 555 69 678 .992 -6 -1 9.31 8.33 .991 9.60 9.57
14 Seasons 3B 791 718 548 6241.2 2122 607 1388 127 88 .940 -50 -10 2.88 2.52 .953 3.12 3.11
7 Seasons LF 471 468 272 3937.1 738 705 16 17 0 .977 -19 -6 1.65 1.53 .976 1.90 1.90
7 Seasons OF 470 468 272 3937.2 741 709 14 18 0 .976 -19 -6 1.65 1.54 .980 2.13 2.12
3 Seasons DH 158 145
4 Seasons 2B 11 5 5 57.1 19 12 6 1 1 .947 -3 -59 2.83 1.64 .974 5.40 5.36
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.90
22 Seasons TOT 2241 2121 1451 18047.1 11027 8849 1963 215 767 .981 -78 -5 5.39 4.82 .983 5.72 5.71
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
1981 BBWAA (59.6%)
1982 BBWAA (59.3%)
1983 BBWAA (71.9%)
1984 BBWAA (83.1%)
Selected to HOF in 1984 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1959-1 (3B)
1959-2
1961-1 *
1961-2
1963 *
1964 (LF)
1965 (1B)
1966 *
1967 (1B)
1968 (1B)
1969 *
1970 (3B)
1971 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 AL (15, 6%)
1961 AL (11, 10%)
1962 AL (3, 35%)
1963 AL (4, 30%)
1964 AL (10, 11%)
1965 AL (15, 5%)
1966 AL (4, 34%)
1967 AL (2, 57%)
1969 AL (1, 88%)
1970 AL (3, 45%)
1971 AL (21, 1%)
1 MVP
3.23 Career Shares (27th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1961 AL  5.6 (8th)
1966 AL  5.9 (7th)
1967 AL  6.5 (5th)
1969 AL  6.2 (9th)
Career  60.3 (173rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1961 AL  5.6 (7th)
1963 AL  4.2 (10th)
1965 AL  4.4 (9th)
1966 AL  5.9 (5th)
1967 AL  6.5 (5th)
1969 AL  6.2 (6th)
Career  60.3 (114th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1959 AL  5.2 (5th)
1960 AL  4.0 (5th)
1961 AL  6.0 (5th)
1962 AL  4.1 (9th)
1963 AL  4.4 (10th)
1964 AL  5.8 (6th)
1965 AL  4.0 (10th)
1966 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1967 AL  7.3 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.9 (4th)
1970 AL  6.1 (6th)
Career  71.2 (52nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1966 AL  .281 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1960 AL  .375 (7th)
1961 AL  .405 (5th)
1964 AL  .377 (8th)
1966 AL  .391 (3rd)
1967 AL  .408 (3rd)
1969 AL  .427 (1st)
1970 AL  .411 (4th)
1971 AL  .386 (7th)
1972 AL  .367 (9th)
Career  .376 (205th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1959 AL  .516 (2nd)
1960 AL  .534 (3rd)
1961 AL  .606 (5th)
1962 AL  .545 (2nd)
1963 AL  .555 (1st)
1964 AL  .548 (5th)
1966 AL  .538 (2nd)
1967 AL  .558 (3rd)
1969 AL  .584 (3rd)
1970 AL  .546 (3rd)
1972 AL  .450 (10th)
Career  .509 (80th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1959 AL  .870 (5th)
1960 AL  .909 (4th)
1961 AL  1.012 (4th)
1962 AL  .912 (2nd)
1963 AL  .904 (2nd)
1964 AL  .924 (4th)
1966 AL  .929 (2nd)
1967 AL  .965 (3rd)
1969 AL  1.011 (2nd)
1970 AL  .957 (4th)
1971 AL  .850 (10th)
1972 AL  .817 (10th)
Career  .884 (80th)

Games Played s c a p y
1959 AL  153 (4th)
1966 AL  162 (2nd)
1967 AL  163 (2nd)
1969 AL  162 (1st)
Career  2,435 (73rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1959 AL  546 (10th)
Career  8,147 (131st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1959 AL  648 (8th)
1964 AL  682 (9th)
1966 AL  677 (10th)
1967 AL  689 (3rd)
1969 AL  709 (2nd)
Career  9,833 (90th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1959 AL  98 (6th)
1960 AL  84 (8th)
1961 AL  94 (10th)
1963 AL  88 (7th)
1964 AL  95 (3rd)
1966 AL  89 (8th)
1967 AL  105 (2nd)
1969 AL  106 (4th)
1970 AL  96 (8th)
Career  1,283 (132nd)

Hits s c a p y
1966 AL  160 (8th)
Career  2,086 (236th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1959 AL  282 (2nd)
1961 AL  328 (5th)
1962 AL  301 (5th)
1963 AL  286 (3rd)
1964 AL  316 (3rd)
1966 AL  306 (3rd)
1967 AL  305 (2nd)
1969 AL  324 (3rd)
1970 AL  288 (6th)
Career  4,143 (75th)

Doubles s c a p y
1966 AL  27 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1961 AL  7 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1959 AL  42 (1st)
1960 AL  31 (5th)
1961 AL  46 (3rd)
1962 AL  48 (1st)
1963 AL  45 (1st)
1964 AL  49 (1st)
1965 AL  25 (8th)
1966 AL  39 (2nd)
1967 AL  44 (1st)
1969 AL  49 (1st)
1970 AL  41 (2nd)
1971 AL  28 (5th)
1972 AL  26 (3rd)
Career  573 (11th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1959 AL  105 (3rd)
1961 AL  122 (6th)
1962 AL  126 (1st)
1963 AL  96 (3rd)
1964 AL  111 (3rd)
1966 AL  110 (2nd)
1967 AL  113 (2nd)
1969 AL  140 (1st)
1970 AL  113 (4th)
1971 AL  119 (1st)
Career  1,584 (38th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1959 AL  90 (5th)
1960 AL  71 (9th)
1961 AL  107 (4th)
1962 AL  106 (3rd)
1963 AL  72 (10th)
1964 AL  93 (3rd)
1965 AL  72 (9th)
1966 AL  103 (1st)
1967 AL  131 (1st)
1969 AL  145 (1st)
1970 AL  128 (2nd)
1971 AL  114 (1st)
1972 AL  94 (3rd)
Career  1,559 (15th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1959 AL  116 (3rd)
1960 AL  106 (3rd)
1961 AL  109 (5th)
1962 AL  142 (1st)
1963 AL  105 (7th)
1964 AL  135 (3rd)
1967 AL  111 (9th)
1971 AL  96 (7th)
Career  1,699 (27th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1959 AL  137 (5th)
1960 AL  142 (4th)
1961 AL  162 (5th)
1962 AL  138 (3rd)
1963 AL  147 (3rd)
1964 AL  153 (4th)
1966 AL  157 (4th)
1967 AL  173 (4th)
1969 AL  177 (3rd)
1970 AL  159 (4th)
Career  143 (58th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1959 AL  103 (5th)
1961 AL  138 (4th)
1962 AL  113 (4th)
1963 AL  99 (7th)
1964 AL  122 (2nd)
1966 AL  122 (2nd)
1967 AL  131 (2nd)
1969 AL  146 (1st)
1970 AL  116 (5th)
Career  1,606 (65th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1959 AL  28 (7th)
1960 AL  26 (7th)
1961 AL  50 (6th)
1962 AL  31 (3rd)
1963 AL  33 (4th)
1964 AL  43 (5th)
1965 AL  26 (7th)
1966 AL  47 (2nd)
1967 AL  59 (2nd)
1969 AL  64 (2nd)
1970 AL  49 (4th)
1971 AL  30 (9th)
Career  508 (43rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1959 AL  2.8 (7th)
1960 AL  2.6 (7th)
1961 AL  4.8 (6th)
1962 AL  3.0 (3rd)
1963 AL  3.3 (3rd)
1964 AL  4.3 (5th)
1965 AL  2.7 (7th)
1966 AL  4.9 (2nd)
1967 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1969 AL  6.5 (2nd)
1970 AL  4.9 (4th)
1971 AL  3.2 (9th)
Career  52.1 (39th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1959 AL  64 (2nd)
1960 AL  51 (9th)
1961 AL  73 (4th)
1962 AL  70 (1st)
1963 AL  63 (3rd)
1964 AL  61 (7th)
1966 AL  67 (2nd)
1967 AL  69 (2nd)
1969 AL  71 (3rd)
1970 AL  62 (6th)
1971 AL  48 (10th)
Career  887 (67th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1959 AL  229 (9th)
1961 AL  266 (5th)
1964 AL  257 (2nd)
1966 AL  265 (2nd)
1967 AL  281 (2nd)
1969 AL  303 (1st)
1970 AL  273 (4th)
1971 AL  241 (7th)
Career  3,693 (75th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1959 AL  .666 (7th)
1960 AL  .712 (4th)
1961 AL  .775 (4th)
1962 AL  .683 (5th)
1963 AL  .697 (6th)
1964 AL  .738 (4th)
1966 AL  .776 (3rd)
1967 AL  .813 (3rd)
1969 AL  .809 (2nd)
1970 AL  .729 (5th)
Career  .706 (66th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (5th)
1964 AL  8 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1967 AL  8 (1st)
1970 AL  8 (4th)
1971 AL  10 (3rd)
Career  77 (106th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  6 (9th)
1965 AL  12 (3rd)
1966 AL  18 (1st)
1967 AL  15 (1st)
1968 AL  9 (10th)
1969 AL  20 (1st)
1970 AL  23 (2nd)
1971 AL  14 (3rd)
1972 AL  12 (9th)
Career  160 (38th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1963 AL  16 (10th)
1967 AL  16 (3rd)
1970 AL  28 (1st)
1971 AL  21 (5th)
1972 AL  16 (9th)
Career  243 (37th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1959 AL  13.0 (1st)
1960 AL  14.3 (4th)
1961 AL  11.8 (4th)
1962 AL  11.5 (1st)
1963 AL  11.4 (1st)
1964 AL  11.8 (2nd)
1966 AL  14.6 (3rd)
1967 AL  12.4 (1st)
1969 AL  11.3 (1st)
1970 AL  12.9 (1st)
1971 AL  17.9 (5th)
1972 AL  16.7 (2nd)
Career  14.2 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1959 AL  432 (7th)
Career  6,399 (104th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1959 AL  35.31 (9th)
1961 AL  60.88 (5th)
1962 AL  47.25 (3rd)
1963 AL  27.56 (10th)
1964 AL  43.14 (5th)
1965 AL  42.65 (2nd)
1966 AL  51.69 (2nd)
1967 AL  59.99 (2nd)
1969 AL  84.12 (1st)
1970 AL  42.27 (7th)
1971 AL  43.16 (4th)
Career  579.96 (27th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1959 AL  3.2 (8th)
1962 AL  5.5 (2nd)
1964 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1965 AL  6.0 (1st)
1966 AL  6.6 (1st)
1967 AL  6.2 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.3 (2nd)
1970 AL  5.5 (5th)
Career  59.4 (18th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1959 AL  3.8 (6th)
1960 AL  3.4 (5th)
1961 AL  5.1 (7th)
1962 AL  4.3 (4th)
1963 AL  4.5 (3rd)
1964 AL  5.6 (3rd)
1965 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1966 AL  5.6 (2nd)
1967 AL  7.3 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.2 (3rd)
1970 AL  5.1 (4th)
1972 AL  2.8 (10th)
Career  63.1 (16th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1959 AL  3.5 (10th)
1961 AL  5.7 (5th)
1962 AL  4.5 (3rd)
1963 AL  2.8 (10th)
1964 AL  4.3 (5th)
1965 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1966 AL  5.3 (2nd)
1967 AL  6.2 (2nd)
1969 AL  8.3 (1st)
1970 AL  4.2 (7th)
1971 AL  4.4 (4th)
Career  57.9 (26th)

Putoutss c a p y
1967 AL  1,285 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1959 AL  30 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  160 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  1,283 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1972 AL  99 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (3rd)
1961 AL  14 (2nd)
1965 AL  8 (4th)
1967 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  100 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  150 (2nd)
1970 AL  138 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  129 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  325 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  30 (1st)
1969 AL  20 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  18 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  151 (3rd)
1963 AL  137 (3rd)
1964 AL  157 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  225 (3rd)
1963 AL  215 (4th)
1964 AL  233 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  7 (2nd)
1964 AL  7 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1964 AL  157 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1962 AL  8 (2nd)
1964 AL  7 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  .992 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  3.03 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  .938 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  .970 (3rd)
1963 AL  .987 (2nd)
1964 AL  .971 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1974 AL  born 1936-06-29 (9th)
1975 AL  born 1936-06-29 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1954 AL  born 1936-06-29 (1st)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 48 (30), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 193 (48), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 178 (58), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 46 (112), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (19th), 60.3 career WAR/38.1 7yr-peak WAR/49.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1960 24 Washington Senators $20,000 ? 1/13/60 TSN
1965 29 Minnesota Twins $50,000* ? 3/6/65 TSN
1967 31 Minnesota Twins $60,000 ? 2/11/67 TSN
1968 32 Minnesota Twins $80,000 ? 315/69 TSN
1969 33 Minnesota Twins $80,000 ? 1/30/71 TSN 3/15/69 TSN: $70,000
1970 34 Minnesota Twins $95,000 ? 1/30/71 TSN
1971 35 Minnesota Twins $115,000 ? 3/11/72 TSN 3/28/71 TSN and BJHA: $100,000
1972 36 Minnesota Twins $115,000 ? 3/24/73 TSN 3/11/72 TSN and BJHA: $125,000
1973 37 Minnesota Twins $110,000 ? 3/24/73 TSN BJHA: $125,000
1974 38 Minnesota Twins $100,000 ? 4/6/74 TSN 2/9/74 TSN: $80,000; 3/9/74 TSN: $90,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$825,000
Disputed Salaries
*1965 - $50,000 - 3/6/65 TSN -
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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