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Willie Kirkland

Willie Charles Kirkland

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 206 lb.

Born: February 17, 1934 in Siluria, AL
High School: Northwestern HS (Detroit, MI)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 24.057)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Senators/Orioles 1958-1966

Final Game: September 26, 1966 (Age 32.221)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 23, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1590. Miguel Cairo… #1591. Jack Warner… #1592. Rollie Hemsley… #1593. WILLIE KIRKLAND… #1594. Doug Glanville… #1595. Hod Ford… #1596. Wil Cordero… 

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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
1958 24 SFG NL 122 470 418 48 108 25 6 14 56 3 2 43 69 .258 .332 .447 .779 106 187 5 5 0 4 7 *9/7
1959 25 SFG NL 126 511 463 64 126 22 3 22 68 5 3 42 84 .272 .335 .475 .810 116 220 6 3 0 3 3 *97
1960 26 SFG NL 146 567 515 59 130 21 10 21 65 12 7 44 86 .252 .315 .454 .769 114 234 4 4 2 2 8 *9/7
1961 27 CLE AL 146 585 525 84 136 22 5 27 95 7 0 48 77 .259 .318 .474 .793 112 249 3 1 4 7 4 *9
1962 28 CLE AL 137 470 419 56 84 9 1 21 72 9 1 43 62 .200 .272 .377 .649 75 158 10 0 3 5 3 *98
1963 29 CLE AL 127 478 427 51 98 13 2 15 47 8 2 45 99 .230 .303 .375 .677 90 160 8 1 2 3 5 *89/7
1964 30 TOT AL 98 282 252 22 52 11 0 8 35 3 2 23 56 .206 .272 .345 .618 71 87 1 1 3 3 4 978
1964 30 BAL AL 66 172 150 14 30 5 0 3 22 3 2 17 26 .200 .281 .293 .574 60 44 0 1 1 3 4 98/7
1964 30 WSA AL 32 110 102 8 22 6 0 5 13 0 0 6 30 .216 .259 .422 .681 86 43 1 0 2 0 0 97
1965 31 WSA AL 123 337 312 38 72 9 1 14 54 3 2 19 65 .231 .270 .401 .671 90 125 5 0 0 6 1 97/8
1966 32 WSA AL 124 182 163 21 31 2 1 6 17 2 0 16 50 .190 .261 .325 .586 69 53 3 0 2 1 3 79
9 Yrs 1149 3882 3494 443 837 134 29 148 509 52 19 323 648 .240 .304 .422 .726 98 1473 45 15 16 34 38
162 Game Avg. 162 547 493 62 118 19 4 21 72 7 3 46 91 .240 .304 .422 .726 98 208 6 2 2 5 5
SFG (3 yrs) 394 1548 1396 171 364 68 19 57 189 20 12 129 239 .261 .327 .459 .786 112 641 15 12 2 9 18
WSA (3 yrs) 279 629 577 67 125 17 2 25 84 5 2 41 145 .217 .266 .383 .649 83 221 9 0 4 7 4
CLE (3 yrs) 410 1533 1371 191 318 44 8 63 214 24 3 136 238 .232 .299 .414 .713 94 567 21 2 9 15 12
BAL (1 yr) 66 172 150 14 30 5 0 3 22 3 2 17 26 .200 .281 .293 .574 60 44 0 1 1 3 4
AL (6 yrs) 755 2334 2098 272 473 66 10 91 320 32 7 194 409 .225 .289 .397 .685 89 832 30 3 14 25 20
NL (3 yrs) 394 1548 1396 171 364 68 19 57 189 20 12 129 239 .261 .327 .459 .786 112 641 15 12 2 9 18

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 24 SFG NL 122 470 2 -2 1 -6 -5 -10 -1.1 18 8 0.6 .491 .493 1.4 -1.2 14 *9/7
1959 25 SFG NL 126 511 10 2 1 5 -6 12 1.2 19 31 3.2 .510 .508 2.7 -0.0 26 *97
1960 26 SFG NL 146 567 9 2 1 5 -6 10 1.0 21 31 3.2 .507 .506 2.7 -0.2 26 *9/7
1961 27 CLE AL 146 585 5 3 2 8 -6 12 1.0 18 30 2.8 .509 .508 2.2 0.1 22 *9
1962 28 CLE AL 137 470 -16 2 -0 8 -5 -12 -1.4 14 3 0.0 .491 .492 -0.6 0.1 -5 *98
1963 29 CLE AL 127 478 -7 0 0 4 -3 -4 -0.6 15 10 0.8 .496 .497 0.5 0.0 6 *89/7
1964 30 BAL AL 66 172 -6 0 1 7 -2 1 0.0 5 6 0.5 .501 .501 -0.2 0.5 -1 $15,500 98/7
1964 30 WSA AL 32 110 -2 0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.7 3 -2 -0.4 .480 .496 0.0 -0.5 0 97
1965 31 WSA AL 123 337 -7 0 1 -0 -5 -10 -1.3 10 -0 -0.2 .490 .493 -0.2 -0.6 0 $15,500 97/8
1966 32 WSA AL 124 182 -8 1 0 -4 -2 -14 -1.7 6 -8 -1.1 .487 .490 -0.5 -0.9 -4 79
9 Seasons 1149 3882 -20 9 7 23 -41 -22 -3.6 130 109 9.5 .498 .499 7.9 -2.8 85 $31,000
SFG (3 yrs) 394 1548 20 2 3 4 -17 11 1.1 58 70 7.0 .503 .503 6.7 -1.5 66
WSA (3 yrs) 279 629 -16 1 1 -7 -9 -30 -3.7 20 -10 -1.7 .488 .492 -0.7 -2.1 -3 $15,500
CLE (3 yrs) 410 1533 -18 6 3 20 -14 -4 -1.0 47 43 3.6 .499 .499 2.1 0.2 24
BAL (1 yr) 66 172 -6 0 1 7 -2 1 0.0 5 6 0.5 .501 .501 -0.2 0.5 -1 $15,500

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 SFG NL 24 OF 115 102 91 943.2 207 187 12 8 4 .961 -6 -8 1.90 1.73 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 SFG NL 24 RF 112 102 91 924.2 206 186 13 7 4 .966 -5 -7 1.94 1.78 .978 2.02 2.01
1958 SFG NL 24 LF 5 0 0 19.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -63 0.95 0.40 .973 1.99 2.00
1959 SFG NL 25 OF 117 114 99 1001.0 227 212 8 7 0 .969 5 6 1.98 1.88 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 SFG NL 25 RF 108 105 93 917.0 205 191 8 6 0 .971 5 7 1.95 1.84 .978 1.95 1.93
1959 SFG NL 25 LF 14 9 6 84.0 22 20 0 2 0 .909 0 1 2.14 1.43 .971 2.02 2.01
1960 SFG NL 26 OF 143 135 127 1223.0 274 252 16 6 5 .978 5 5 1.97 1.87 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 SFG NL 26 RF 143 135 127 1212.0 273 252 15 6 5 .978 4 4 1.98 1.87 .979 1.99 1.99
1960 SFG NL 26 LF 3 0 0 11.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 11 2.45 1.00 .973 1.96 2.00
1961 CLE AL 27 OF 138 130 125 1177.2 310 290 12 8 5 .974 8 8 2.31 2.19 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 CLE AL 27 RF 138 130 125 1177.2 308 288 12 8 5 .974 8 8 2.29 2.17 .976 2.06 2.04
1962 CLE AL 28 OF 125 109 93 992.0 251 233 11 7 0 .972 8 9 2.21 1.95 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 CLE AL 28 RF 121 98 90 909.0 231 215 10 6 0 .974 8 10 2.23 1.86 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 CLE AL 28 CF 12 11 3 83.0 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -0 -3 2.49 1.92 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 CLE AL 29 OF 112 101 94 956.1 249 234 11 4 2 .984 4 5 2.31 2.19 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 CLE AL 29 CF 59 57 56 508.1 144 135 7 2 1 .986 -1 -3 2.51 2.41 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 CLE AL 29 RF 50 42 37 421.0 95 89 4 2 1 .979 4 12 1.99 1.86 .980 2.01 2.01
1963 CLE AL 29 LF 5 2 1 27.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 58 3.33 2.00 .976 1.90 1.90
1964 TOT AL 30 OF 85 64 59 596.0 137 125 7 5 3 .964 4 8 1.99 1.55 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 TOT AL 30 RF 63 47 43 436.1 105 96 6 3 3 .971 5 14 2.10 1.62 .984 1.88 1.87
1964 TOT AL 30 LF 15 13 12 111.1 22 20 0 2 0 .909 -2 -26 1.62 1.33 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 BAL AL 30 OF 58 39 35 372.0 94 86 7 1 3 .989 7 23 2.25 1.60 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 BAL AL 30 RF 48 35 31 322.1 82 75 6 1 3 .988 6 22 2.26 1.69 .984 1.88 1.87
1964 BAL AL 30 CF 10 4 4 48.1 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 2 40 2.61 1.40 .981 2.44 2.44
1964 BAL AL 30 LF 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -270 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.80
1964 WSA AL 30 OF 27 25 24 224.0 43 39 0 4 0 .907 -3 -16 1.57 1.44 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 WSA AL 30 RF 15 12 12 114.0 23 21 0 2 0 .913 -1 -8 1.66 1.40 .984 1.88 1.87
1964 WSA AL 30 LF 13 13 12 110.0 22 20 0 2 0 .909 -2 -23 1.64 1.54 .975 1.81 1.80
1965 WSA AL 31 OF 92 72 54 658.0 156 151 3 2 0 .987 -0 -0 2.11 1.67 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 WSA AL 31 RF 66 47 36 434.0 95 94 1 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.97 1.44 .978 1.85 1.84
1965 WSA AL 31 LF 33 19 15 185.0 49 45 3 1 0 .980 1 5 2.34 1.45 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 WSA AL 31 CF 7 6 3 39.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -2 -65 1.85 1.14 .979 2.40 2.40
1966 WSA AL 32 OF 68 24 17 300.1 60 56 3 1 0 .983 -4 -17 1.77 0.87 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 WSA AL 32 LF 50 11 6 174.1 33 32 0 1 0 .970 -2 -12 1.65 0.64 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 WSA AL 32 RF 19 13 11 126.0 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -24 1.71 1.26 .979 1.94 1.94
9 Seasons OF 995 851 759 7848.0 1871 1740 83 48 19 .974 23 4 2.09 1.83 .979 2.18 2.16
9 Seasons RF 820 719 653 6557.2 1542 1433 71 38 18 .975 28 5 2.06 1.83 .978 1.99 1.97
7 Seasons LF 125 54 40 611.2 142 131 4 7 0 .951 -3 -5 1.99 1.08 .977 1.87 1.86
4 Seasons CF 88 78 66 678.2 191 179 8 4 1 .979 -2 -4 2.48 2.13 .985 2.56 2.55
9 Seasons TOT 995 851 759 7848.0 1871 1740 83 48 19 .974 23 4 2.09 1.83 .979 2.18 2.16
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

Triples s c a p y
1960 NL  10 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1961 AL  95 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1960 NL  86 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1958 NL  5 (9th)
1960 NL  4 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 AL  7 (10th)
1965 AL  6 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1960 NL  15.3 (7th)
1962 AL  12.6 (8th)
1963 AL  10.4 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1959 NL  21.0 (8th)

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

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  112 (5th)
1960 NL  143 (2nd)
1961 AL  138 (4th)
1962 AL  121 (3rd)
Career  820 (99th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  186 (4th)
1960 NL  252 (3rd)
1961 AL  288 (3rd)
1962 AL  215 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  13 (2nd)
1959 NL  8 (5th)
1960 NL  15 (2nd)
1961 AL  12 (2nd)
1962 AL  10 (1st)
Career  71 (83rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  7 (2nd)
1959 NL  6 (3rd)
1960 NL  6 (3rd)
1961 AL  8 (1st)
1962 AL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  4 (1st)
1960 NL  5 (2nd)
1961 AL  5 (1st)
1964 AL  3 (2nd)
Career  18 (75th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1960 NL  16 (3rd)
1961 AL  12 (4th)
1962 AL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1958 NL  8 (3rd)
1959 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1958 NL  4 (1st)
1960 NL  5 (2nd)
1961 AL  5 (1st)
1964 AL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  5 (2nd)
1960 NL  5 (4th)
1961 AL  8 (2nd)
1962 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  28 (46th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1958 NL  1.94 (5th)
1959 NL  1.95 (5th)
1960 NL  1.98 (5th)
1961 AL  2.29 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.23 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  1.78 (5th)
1959 NL  1.84 (4th)
1961 AL  2.17 (3rd)
1962 AL  1.86 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  .966 (5th)
1959 NL  .971 (5th)
1960 NL  .978 (4th)
1961 AL  .974 (4th)
1962 AL  .974 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  8 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (200th), 9.5 career WAR/10.8 7yr-peak WAR/10.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1964 30 Baltimore Orioles $15,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1965 31 Washington Senators $15,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$31,000
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.
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.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ウィリー・カークランド 統計

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