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Lou Klimchock

Louis Stephen Klimchock

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 15, 1939 in Hostetter, PA
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1958 (Age 18.347)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Braves/Senators/Mets 1958-1970

Final Game: August 2, 1970 (Age 30.291)
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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
1958 18 KCA AL 2 10 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .500 .700 85 5 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1959 19 KCA AL 17 68 66 10 18 1 0 4 13 0 0 1 6 .273 .284 .470 .753 102 31 2 0 1 0 0 4
1960 20 KCA AL 10 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 63 3 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1961 21 KCA AL 57 128 121 8 26 4 1 1 16 0 0 5 13 .215 .244 .289 .533 42 35 1 0 1 1 0 3/5794
1962 22 MLN NL 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 23 TOT MLB 33 61 60 7 11 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 13 .183 .183 .200 .383 10 12 0 0 1 0 0 3/4
1963 23 WSA AL 9 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -19 2 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1963 23 MLN NL 24 47 46 6 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 .196 .196 .217 .413 20 10 0 0 1 0 0 3
1964 24 MLN NL 10 22 21 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .333 .364 .429 .792 122 9 1 0 0 0 0 /54
1965 25 MLN NL 34 42 39 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 .077 .119 .077 .196 -43 3 1 0 0 1 0 /3
1966 26 NYM NL 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
1968 28 CLE AL 11 17 15 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .133 .176 .133 .310 -4 2 0 0 0 1 1 /534
1969 29 CLE AL 90 279 258 26 74 13 2 6 26 0 0 18 14 .287 .331 .422 .753 107 109 4 0 1 2 3 54/2
1970 30 CLE AL 41 61 56 5 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 9 .161 .213 .214 .427 17 12 1 1 0 1 1 /34
12 Yrs 318 711 669 64 155 21 3 13 69 0 1 31 71 .232 .264 .330 .595 63 221 11 1 4 6 5
162 Game Avg. 162 362 341 33 79 11 2 7 35 0 1 16 36 .232 .264 .330 .595 63 113 6 1 2 3 3
MLN (4 yrs) 76 119 114 12 19 3 0 0 6 0 1 3 24 .167 .186 .193 .379 8 22 2 0 1 1 0
KCA (4 yrs) 86 216 207 20 49 5 1 6 30 0 0 6 20 .237 .257 .357 .614 64 74 3 0 2 1 0
CLE (3 yrs) 142 357 329 31 85 13 2 7 31 0 0 22 23 .258 .303 .374 .677 87 123 5 1 1 4 5
NYM (1 yr) 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
WSA (1 yr) 9 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -19 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 237 587 550 52 136 18 3 13 63 0 0 28 44 .247 .283 .362 .644 76 199 8 1 3 5 5
NL (5 yrs) 81 124 119 12 19 3 0 0 6 0 1 3 27 .160 .179 .185 .364 4 22 3 0 1 1 0

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 18 KCA AL 2 10 -0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .531 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /4
1959 19 KCA AL 17 68 2 1 -0 -3 0 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 4
1960 20 KCA AL 10 10 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /4
1961 21 KCA AL 57 128 -10 0 0 -3 -1 -13 -1.5 4 -10 -1.1 .475 .491 -0.7 -0.4 -7 3/5794
1962 22 MLN NL 8 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .471 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
1963 23 WSA AL 9 14 -2 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /4
1963 23 MLN NL 24 47 -5 -0 1 0 -0 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .476 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 3
1964 24 MLN NL 10 22 0 0 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 /54
1965 25 MLN NL 34 42 -6 -0 0 -1 -0 -7 -0.8 2 -5 -0.6 .477 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -4 /3
1966 26 NYM NL 5 5 -1 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .466 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1
1968 28 CLE AL 11 17 -2 -0 0 -3 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.6 .444 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2 /534
1969 29 CLE AL 90 279 2 -1 1 -7 2 -3 -0.4 10 6 0.5 .496 .498 1.4 -0.6 13 54/2
1970 30 CLE AL 41 61 -7 0 -0 1 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .483 .496 -0.6 0.1 -5 /34
12 Seasons 318 711 -33 -0 2 -16 1 -46 -5.3 24 -23 -2.9 .484 .496 -1.0 -1.8 -6
MLN (4 yrs) 76 119 -13 -0 1 -3 -0 -15 -1.8 4 -11 -1.3 .477 .496 -1.0 -0.4 -8
KCA (4 yrs) 86 216 -10 1 1 -6 -0 -14 -1.5 7 -8 -0.9 .483 .494 -0.3 -0.7 -2
CLE (3 yrs) 142 357 -8 -1 1 -9 2 -14 -1.8 12 -2 -0.5 .488 .497 0.6 -0.9 6
NYM (1 yr) 5 5 -1 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .466 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1
WSA (1 yr) 9 14 -2 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1958 KCA AL 18 2B 2 2 2 17.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 0 14 4.24 4.00 .978 5.24 5.20
1959 KCA AL 19 2B 16 16 16 139.2 79 34 41 4 11 .949 -3 -24 4.83 4.69 .976 5.29 5.25
1960 KCA AL 20 2B 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1961 KCA AL 21 1B 11 10 6 82.0 84 78 4 2 4 .976 1 15 9.00 7.45 .990 9.45 9.34
1961 KCA AL 21 OF 7 7 4 57.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.74 1.57 .977 2.24 2.21
1961 KCA AL 21 3B 6 5 3 42.0 13 3 6 4 0 .692 -3 -86 1.93 1.50 .950 3.17 3.15
1961 KCA AL 21 LF 4 4 2 31.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.32 2.00 .969 2.00 1.98
1961 KCA AL 21 RF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.04 1.00 .977 2.08 2.03
1961 KCA AL 21 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
1963 WSA AL 23 2B 3 2 1 21.0 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1 57 5.14 4.00 .980 5.10 5.10
1963 MLN NL 23 1B 12 7 4 69.2 83 76 6 1 11 .988 0 0 10.59 6.83 .989 9.82 9.78
1964 MLN NL 24 3B 4 3 2 26.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -92 1.73 1.25 .940 2.94 2.90
1964 MLN NL 24 2B 2 0 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 3.00 1.00 .975 5.25 5.20
1965 MLN NL 25 1B 4 2 1 21.0 26 20 4 2 0 .923 -1 -57 10.29 6.00 .990 10.03 10.02
1968 CLE AL 28 3B 4 3 1 21.1 4 0 2 2 0 .500 -3 -146 0.84 0.50 .950 3.04 3.05
1968 CLE AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.50
1968 CLE AL 28 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.10
1969 CLE AL 29 3B 56 53 30 416.1 137 46 82 9 7 .934 -7 -21 2.77 2.29 .955 3.16 3.15
1969 CLE AL 29 2B 21 19 7 151.1 72 37 34 1 8 .986 0 2 4.22 3.38 .976 5.21 5.21
1969 CLE AL 29 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.60 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 1B 5 4 3 33.1 36 35 1 0 4 1.000 1 25 9.72 7.20 .991 9.59 9.56
1970 CLE AL 30 2B 5 4 1 31.0 12 4 8 0 2 1.000 0 12 3.48 2.40 .979 5.34 5.32
4 Seasons 3B 70 64 36 505.2 159 51 93 15 7 .906 -15 -35 2.56 2.06 .954 3.14 3.13
9 Seasons 2B 52 44 27 370.0 186 81 100 5 23 .973 -1 -5 4.40 3.48 .977 5.25 5.23
5 Seasons 1B 33 23 14 207.0 230 210 15 5 19 .978 1 4 9.78 6.82 .990 9.66 9.62
1 Season OF 7 7 4 57.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.74 1.57 .977 2.24 2.21
1 Season LF 4 4 2 31.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.32 2.00 .969 2.00 1.98
1 Season RF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.04 1.00 .977 2.08 2.03
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.60 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 163 138 81 1140.2 586 353 208 25 49 .957 -16 -17 4.43 3.44 .976 4.97 5.10 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Youngest s c a p y
1958 AL  born 1939-10-15 (1st)
1959 AL  born 1939-10-15 (3rd)
1960 AL  born 1939-10-15 (4th)

                                         

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