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Harvey Edward Kuenn

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: December 4, 1930 in West Allis, WI
Schools: Luther College (Decorah, IA), University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1952 (Age 21.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Giants/Indians/Phillies/Cubs 1952-1966

Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 35.302)
Died: February 28, 1988 in Peoria, AZ
Buried: Sun Land Memorial Park, Sun City, AZ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 10, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #423. Art Fletcher… #424. Marquis Grissom… #425. Ryan Zimmerman… #426. HARVEY KUENN… #427. Andy Pafko… #428. Curt Flood… #429. Don Money… 

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
1952 21 DET AL 19 84 80 2 26 2 2 0 8 2 1 2 1 .325 .349 .400 .749 108 32 3 1 2 6
1953 ★ 22 DET AL 155 731 679 94 209 33 7 2 48 6 5 50 31 .308 .356 .386 .742 102 262 10 1 1 *6 AS,MVP-15,RoY-1
1954 ★ 23 DET AL 155 696 656 81 201 28 6 5 48 9 9 29 13 .306 .335 .390 .725 100 256 19 1 6 4 *6 AS,MVP-8
1955 ★ 24 DET AL 145 666 620 101 190 38 5 8 62 8 3 40 27 .306 .347 .423 .769 108 262 7 1 0 5 3 *6 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 25 DET AL 146 657 591 96 196 32 7 12 88 9 5 55 34 .332 .387 .470 .857 125 278 11 3 0 8 3 *6/7 AS,MVP-4
1957 ★ 26 DET AL 151 679 624 74 173 30 6 9 44 5 8 47 28 .277 .327 .388 .715 93 242 15 0 6 2 4 *65/3 AS,MVP-22
1958 ★ 27 DET AL 139 619 561 73 179 39 3 8 54 5 10 51 34 .319 .373 .442 .815 118 248 13 0 3 4 8 *8 AS,MVP-13
1959 ★ 28 DET AL 139 617 561 99 198 42 7 9 71 7 2 48 37 .353 .402 .501 .903 141 281 6 1 3 4 1 *98 AS,MVP-8
1960 ★ 29 CLE AL 126 537 474 65 146 24 0 9 54 3 0 55 25 .308 .379 .416 .795 118 197 10 1 4 3 6 *9/587 AS,MVP-24
1961 30 SFG NL 131 529 471 60 125 22 4 5 46 5 4 47 34 .265 .329 .361 .690 87 170 15 1 3 7 2 759/6
1962 31 SFG NL 130 548 487 73 148 23 5 10 68 3 6 49 37 .304 .365 .433 .799 115 211 9 1 6 5 3 759 MVP-18
1963 32 SFG NL 120 469 417 61 121 13 2 6 31 2 1 44 38 .290 .358 .374 .732 113 156 10 2 2 4 3 579
1964 33 SFG NL 111 390 351 42 92 16 2 4 22 0 1 35 32 .262 .329 .353 .682 91 124 5 1 1 2 4 793/5
1965 34 TOT NL 77 216 179 15 40 5 0 0 12 4 1 32 16 .223 .341 .251 .593 69 45 5 1 2 2 1 7/39
1965 34 SFG NL 23 73 59 4 14 0 0 0 6 3 1 10 3 .237 .352 .237 .589 68 14 1 1 2 1 0 7/39
1965 34 CHC NL 54 143 120 11 26 5 0 0 6 1 0 22 13 .217 .336 .258 .594 69 31 4 0 0 1 1 7/93
1966 35 TOT NL 89 179 162 15 48 9 0 0 15 0 0 10 17 .296 .333 .352 .685 91 57 5 0 5 2 1 73/5
1966 35 CHC NL 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 86 1 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1966 35 PHI NL 86 176 159 15 47 9 0 0 15 0 0 10 16 .296 .333 .352 .686 91 56 5 0 5 2 1 73/5
15 Yrs 1833 7617 6913 951 2092 356 56 87 671 68 56 594 404 .303 .357 .408 .765 108 2821 143 15 44 52 39
162 Game Avg. 162 673 611 84 185 31 5 8 59 6 5 52 36 .303 .357 .408 .765 108 249 13 1 4
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
DET (8 yrs) 1049 4749 4372 620 1372 244 43 53 423 51 43 322 205 .314 .360 .426 .786 112 1861 84 8 21 27 19
SFG (5 yrs) 515 2009 1785 240 500 74 13 25 173 13 13 185 144 .280 .346 .378 .725 101 675 40 6 14 19 12
CHC (2 yrs) 57 146 123 11 27 5 0 0 6 1 0 22 14 .220 .336 .260 .596 70 32 4 0 0 1 1
PHI (1 yr) 86 176 159 15 47 9 0 0 15 0 0 10 16 .296 .333 .352 .686 91 56 5 0 5 2 1
CLE (1 yr) 126 537 474 65 146 24 0 9 54 3 0 55 25 .308 .379 .416 .795 118 197 10 1 4 3 6
NL (6 yrs) 658 2331 2067 266 574 88 13 25 194 14 13 217 174 .278 .345 .369 .714 98 763 49 6 19 22 14
AL (9 yrs) 1175 5286 4846 685 1518 268 43 62 477 54 43 377 230 .313 .362 .425 .787 112 2058 94 9 25 30 25

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
1952 21 DET AL 19 84 1 -0 -0 -2 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.4 -0.1 4 6
1953 ★ 22 DET AL 155 731 -1 5 0 -18 10 -4 -0.4 21 17 1.7 .497 .498 3.5 -0.9 35 *6 AS,MVP-15,RoY-1
1954 ★ 23 DET AL 155 696 -0 -2 -2 7 9 11 1.2 20 32 3.3 .508 .508 2.6 1.7 25 *6 AS,MVP-8
1955 ★ 24 DET AL 145 666 9 1 3 -9 8 11 1.2 19 30 3.1 .508 .507 4.0 -0.0 40 *6 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 25 DET AL 146 657 19 1 -0 -1 8 27 2.7 19 47 4.6 .518 .517 4.6 0.7 48 *6/7 AS,MVP-4
1957 ★ 26 DET AL 151 679 -1 -2 1 -6 8 1 -0.1 20 21 2.0 .501 .500 2.6 0.2 26 $32,000 *65/3 AS,MVP-22
1958 ★ 27 DET AL 139 619 11 -3 -1 -4 -1 2 0.1 18 20 1.9 .501 .501 2.4 -0.6 24 *8 AS,MVP-13
1959 ★ 28 DET AL 139 617 34 3 3 -9 -5 25 2.4 18 44 4.2 .519 .516 5.3 -1.7 53 $35,000 *98 AS,MVP-8
1960 ★ 29 CLE AL 126 537 14 2 2 -4 -5 9 0.7 16 25 2.3 .507 .506 2.9 -1.1 29 $40,000 *9/587 AS,MVP-24
1961 30 SFG NL 131 529 -6 -0 -0 -0 -4 -11 -1.2 20 9 0.8 .491 .493 0.9 -0.5 9 759/6
1962 31 SFG NL 130 548 11 -1 0 -2 -5 3 0.4 21 24 2.5 .503 .502 2.6 -0.6 26 759 MVP-18
1963 32 SFG NL 120 469 8 2 -1 -20 -2 -14 -1.5 18 4 0.3 .487 .490 2.6 -2.6 24 579
1964 33 SFG NL 111 390 -2 0 -1 -8 -6 -16 -1.7 15 -1 -0.2 .484 .489 0.6 -1.4 6 $40,000 793/5
1965 34 SFG NL 23 73 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .482 .497 0.0 -0.3 0 7/39
1965 34 CHC NL 54 143 -3 -0 -0 -6 -2 -10 -1.2 5 -5 -0.6 .479 .493 0.0 -0.8 1 7/93
1966 35 CHC NL 3 3 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /7
1966 35 PHI NL 86 176 -1 -0 -0 -3 -2 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .491 .495 0.3 -0.5 3 73/5
15 Seasons 1833 7617 91 5 3 -87 11 23 1.3 243 266 25.9 .501 .502 35.3 -8.4 353 $147,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (8 yrs) 1049 4749 71 3 3 -43 39 72 7.0 138 211 21.0 .507 .506 25.4 -0.6 254 $67,000
SFG (5 yrs) 515 2009 10 0 -1 -31 -18 -41 -4.5 76 35 3.3 .491 .494 6.7 -5.4 67 $40,000
CHC (2 yrs) 57 146 -3 -0 -0 -6 -2 -11 -1.2 5 -5 -0.6 .479 .493 -0.0 -0.8 0
PHI (1 yr) 86 176 -1 -0 -0 -3 -2 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .491 .495 0.3 -0.5 3
CLE (1 yr) 126 537 14 2 2 -4 -5 9 0.7 16 25 2.3 .507 .506 2.9 -1.1 29 $40,000

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
1962 31 SFG NL WS NYY L 3 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1952 DET AL 21 SS 19 19 19 171.0 105 44 57 4 12 .962 5.32 5.32 .962 4.94 4.94
1953 DET AL 22 SS 155 155 153 1384.0 770 308 441 21 78 .973 -18 -16 4.87 4.83 .966 5.11 5.08 AS,MVP-15,RoY-1
1954 DET AL 23 SS 155 155 151 1365.0 818 294 496 28 85 .966 7 6 5.21 5.10 .960 5.00 4.97 AS,MVP-8
1955 DET AL 24 SS 141 139 137 1236.2 660 253 378 29 83 .956 -9 -9 4.59 4.48 .959 4.93 4.89 AS,MVP-18
1956 DET AL 25 SS 141 140 112 1181.0 627 219 388 20 86 .968 -1 -1 4.63 4.30 .960 4.98 4.94 AS,MVP-4
1956 DET AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 AS,MVP-4
1956 DET AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30 AS,MVP-4
1957 DET AL 26 SS 136 134 116 1186.0 606 225 354 27 86 .955 -6 -6 4.39 4.26 .963 5.11 5.13 AS,MVP-22
1957 DET AL 26 3B 17 16 13 144.0 60 24 33 3 4 .950 0 2 3.56 3.35 .951 3.23 3.24 AS,MVP-22
1957 DET AL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.70 AS,MVP-22
1958 DET AL 27 CF 138 138 133 1206.1 370 355 9 6 1 .984 -4 -4 2.72 2.64 .985 2.68 2.65 AS,MVP-13
1958 DET AL 27 OF 138 138 133 1206.1 373 358 9 6 1 .984 -4 -4 2.74 2.66 .982 2.27 2.25 AS,MVP-13
1959 DET AL 28 OF 137 137 131 1199.0 256 247 6 3 0 .988 -9 -9 1.90 1.85 .980 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-8
1959 DET AL 28 RF 115 115 110 992.1 196 189 5 2 0 .990 -2 -3 1.76 1.69 .976 1.89 1.88 AS,MVP-8
1959 DET AL 28 CF 24 22 21 206.2 58 56 1 1 0 .983 -7 -41 2.48 2.38 .983 2.72 2.70 AS,MVP-8
1960 CLE AL 29 OF 119 116 106 1032.1 237 222 7 8 3 .966 -4 -5 2.00 1.92 .982 2.25 2.25 AS,MVP-24
1960 CLE AL 29 RF 116 115 105 1009.1 225 211 6 8 2 .964 -4 -5 1.93 1.87 .974 1.95 1.95 AS,MVP-24
1960 CLE AL 29 3B 5 4 3 37.0 7 0 6 1 0 .857 0 6 1.46 1.20 .951 3.14 3.14 AS,MVP-24
1960 CLE AL 29 CF 2 1 1 18.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 1.50 1.50 .987 2.65 2.65 AS,MVP-24
1960 CLE AL 29 LF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.15 AS,MVP-24
1961 SFG NL 30 OF 93 91 70 780.2 168 157 9 2 0 .988 6 8 1.91 1.78 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 SFG NL 30 LF 67 64 54 548.0 124 115 7 2 0 .984 6 12 2.00 1.82 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 SFG NL 30 3B 32 29 19 254.0 73 33 32 8 4 .890 -6 -27 2.30 2.03 .948 2.92 2.89
1961 SFG NL 30 RF 32 27 16 232.2 44 43 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 1.70 1.38 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 SFG NL 30 SS 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .960 4.50 4.90
1962 SFG NL 31 OF 105 88 77 824.2 168 160 3 5 1 .970 -1 -1 1.78 1.55 .974 2.07 2.05 MVP-18
1962 SFG NL 31 LF 98 82 74 767.0 160 154 2 4 1 .975 1 2 1.83 1.59 .968 1.81 1.80 MVP-18
1962 SFG NL 31 3B 30 29 13 205.0 67 20 44 3 4 .955 -1 -6 2.81 2.13 .949 2.95 2.92 MVP-18
1962 SFG NL 31 RF 11 6 3 57.2 14 12 1 1 1 .929 -2 -40 2.03 1.18 .975 1.90 1.88 MVP-18
1963 SFG NL 32 OF 64 47 31 430.0 80 74 4 2 2 .975 -9 -25 1.63 1.22 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 SFG NL 32 3B 53 52 19 400.1 108 41 56 11 1 .898 -12 -34 2.18 1.83 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 SFG NL 32 LF 45 25 20 254.0 51 47 3 1 2 .980 -5 -23 1.77 1.11 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 SFG NL 32 RF 27 22 11 176.0 29 27 1 1 0 .966 -4 -28 1.43 1.04 .976 1.83 1.82
1964 SFG NL 33 OF 88 78 42 686.0 104 97 2 5 0 .952 -8 -15 1.30 1.13 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 SFG NL 33 LF 66 45 26 416.0 61 58 1 2 0 .967 -4 -10 1.28 0.89 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 SFG NL 33 RF 36 33 16 270.0 41 39 0 2 0 .951 -5 -22 1.30 1.08 .973 1.89 1.88
1964 SFG NL 33 1B 11 2 2 43.0 46 38 7 1 4 .978 1 20 9.42 4.09 .990 10.03 9.95
1964 SFG NL 33 3B 2 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 0.50 .940 2.70 2.90
1965 TOT NL 34 OF 49 40 25 328.0 54 50 3 1 1 .981 -6 -21 1.45 1.08 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 TOT NL 34 LF 43 36 23 300.0 51 47 3 1 1 .980 -5 -21 1.50 1.16 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 TOT NL 34 1B 8 2 2 35.0 38 31 5 2 0 .947 -1 -38 9.26 4.50 .990 10.03 10.02
1965 TOT NL 34 RF 6 4 2 28.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 0.96 0.50 .977 1.96 1.95
1965 SFG NL 34 OF 14 13 9 102.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 1.24 1.00 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 SFG NL 34 LF 12 11 8 93.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -13 1.26 1.08 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 SFG NL 34 1B 7 2 2 30.0 32 27 5 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 9.60 4.57 .990 10.02 10.03
1965 SFG NL 34 RF 2 2 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.00 0.50 .980 2.00 1.95
1965 CHC NL 34 OF 35 27 16 226.0 40 36 3 1 1 .975 -5 -25 1.55 1.11 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 CHC NL 34 LF 31 25 15 207.0 38 34 3 1 1 .974 -4 -24 1.61 1.19 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 CHC NL 34 RF 4 2 1 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -32 0.95 0.50 .975 1.94 1.95
1965 CHC NL 34 1B 1 0 0 5.0 6 4 0 2 0 .667 -1 -192 7.20 4.00 .990 10.08 10.00
1966 TOT NL 35 OF 32 23 7 185.0 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -16 1.51 0.97 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 TOT NL 35 LF 31 23 7 185.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -16 1.41 0.94 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 CHC NL 35 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1966 CHC NL 35 OF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
1966 PHI NL 35 OF 31 23 7 182.0 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -15 1.53 1.00 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 PHI NL 35 LF 30 23 7 182.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -15 1.43 0.97 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 PHI NL 35 1B 13 12 4 81.0 103 99 3 1 11 .990 -1 -12 11.33 7.85 .989 9.90 9.89
1966 PHI NL 35 3B 1 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -55 0.00 0.00 3.12 3.00
10 Seasons OF 826 758 622 6673.0 1471 1396 43 32 8 .978 -39 -7 1.94 1.74 .979 2.16 2.13
7 Seasons SS 748 742 688 6524.2 3588 1343 2116 129 431 .964 -27 -5 4.77 4.62 .962 5.02 5.00
8 Seasons LF 353 275 204 2476.0 476 450 16 10 4 .979 -9 -5 1.69 1.32 .969 1.79 1.78
7 Seasons RF 343 322 263 2766.0 552 524 14 14 3 .975 -18 -8 1.75 1.57 .975 1.91 1.90
3 Seasons CF 164 161 155 1431.0 431 414 10 7 1 .984 -12 -10 2.67 2.59 .985 2.69 2.66
7 Seasons 3B 140 130 67 1045.1 316 119 171 26 13 .918 -18 -21 2.50 2.07 .946 2.98 2.96
4 Seasons 1B 33 16 8 160.0 189 170 15 4 16 .979 -1 -9 10.41 5.61 .989 9.96 9.94
15 Seasons TOT 1747 1646 1385 14403.0 5564 3028 2345 191 468 .966 -85 -7 3.36 3.08 .966 3.60 3.57
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
1977 BBWAA (14.9%)
1978 BBWAA (15.3%)
1979 BBWAA (14.6%)
1980 BBWAA (21.6%)
1981 BBWAA (23.2%)
1982 BBWAA (14.9%)
1983 BBWAA (20.6%)
1984 BBWAA (26.3%)
1985 BBWAA (31.6%)
1986 BBWAA (33.9%)
1987 BBWAA (34.9%)
1988 BBWAA (39.3%)
1989 BBWAA (25.7%)
1990 BBWAA (24.1%)
1991 BBWAA (22.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 AL (15, 7%)
1954 AL (8, 11%)
1955 AL (18, 2%)
1956 AL (4, 24%)
1957 AL (22, 1%)
1958 AL (13, 7%)
1959 AL (8, 19%)
1960 AL (24, 1%)
1962 NL (18, 2%)
0.74 Career Shares (333rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1956 AL  4.6 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1955 AL  4.1 (6th)
1956 AL  4.6 (7th)
1959 AL  5.4 (4th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1954 AL  1.7 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1953 AL  .308 (6th)
1954 AL  .306 (7th)
1955 AL  .306 (5th)
1956 AL  .332 (3rd)
1958 AL  .319 (3rd)
1959 AL  .353 (1st)
1960 AL  .308 (5th)
Career  .303 (176th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1958 AL  .373 (10th)
1959 AL  .402 (4th)
1960 AL  .379 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1959 AL  .501 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1959 AL  .903 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1953 AL  155 (4th)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1957 AL  151 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1953 AL  679 (1st)
1954 AL  656 (1st)
1955 AL  620 (2nd)
1956 AL  591 (4th)
1957 AL  624 (3rd)
1958 AL  561 (8th)
1959 AL  561 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1953 AL  731 (1st)
1954 AL  696 (3rd)
1955 AL  666 (7th)
1956 AL  657 (8th)
1957 AL  679 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1953 AL  94 (6th)
1955 AL  101 (5th)
1956 AL  96 (4th)
1959 AL  99 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  209 (1st)
1954 AL  201 (1st)
1955 AL  190 (3rd)
1956 AL  196 (1st)
1957 AL  173 (4th)
1958 AL  179 (5th)
1959 AL  198 (1st)
Career  2,092 (231st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1953 AL  262 (6th)
1954 AL  256 (8th)
1955 AL  262 (6th)
1956 AL  278 (5th)
1959 AL  281 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1953 AL  33 (4th)
1954 AL  28 (4th)
1955 AL  38 (1st)
1956 AL  32 (2nd)
1957 AL  30 (4th)
1958 AL  39 (1st)
1959 AL  42 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (10th)
1956 AL  7 (9th)
1957 AL  6 (6th)
1959 AL  7 (3rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (8th)
1955 AL  8 (8th)
1956 AL  9 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1953 AL  167 (1st)
1954 AL  162 (2nd)
1955 AL  139 (4th)
1956 AL  145 (2nd)
1957 AL  128 (3rd)
1958 AL  129 (4th)
1959 AL  140 (2nd)
Career  1,593 (156th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1959 AL  141 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1953 AL  92 (9th)
1955 AL  92 (10th)
1956 AL  109 (7th)
1959 AL  117 (1st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1959 AL  33 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1959 AL  3.3 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1955 AL  51 (8th)
1959 AL  58 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1953 AL  260 (5th)
1955 AL  231 (10th)
1956 AL  254 (6th)
1957 AL  220 (10th)
1958 AL  230 (8th)
1959 AL  247 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1959 AL  .762 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  8 (2nd)
1961 NL  7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  8 (4th)
1960 AL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1954 AL  19 (4th)
1957 AL  15 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (3rd)
1956 AL  5 (9th)
1957 AL  8 (5th)
1958 AL  10 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1954 AL  50.00 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1956 AL  10.3 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1953 AL  21.9 (4th)
1954 AL  50.5 (2nd)
1955 AL  23.0 (3rd)
1956 AL  17.4 (4th)
1957 AL  22.3 (2nd)
1958 AL  16.5 (5th)
1959 AL  15.2 (5th)
1960 AL  19.0 (4th)
1961 NL  13.9 (1st)
1962 NL  13.2 (2nd)
Career  17.1 (198th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1953 AL  486 (1st)
1954 AL  493 (1st)
1955 AL  445 (5th)
1957 AL  482 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1956 AL  32.12 (10th)
1959 AL  40.98 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1959 AL  4.1 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1959 AL  4.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1956 AL  3.0 (10th)
1959 AL  4.0 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1953 AL  441 (4th)
1954 AL  496 (1st)
1956 AL  388 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1954 AL  28 (4th)
1955 AL  29 (3rd)
1957 AL  30 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  155 (1st)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1955 AL  141 (3rd)
1956 AL  141 (3rd)
1957 AL  136 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  308 (1st)
1954 AL  294 (1st)
1955 AL  253 (2nd)
1956 AL  219 (4th)
1957 AL  225 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  441 (3rd)
1954 AL  496 (1st)
1955 AL  378 (4th)
1956 AL  388 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  21 (5th)
1954 AL  28 (3rd)
1955 AL  29 (2nd)
1957 AL  27 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1954 AL  85 (3rd)
1955 AL  83 (3rd)
1956 AL  86 (5th)
1957 AL  86 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  98 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  154 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  1 (4th)
1963 NL  2 (2nd)
1965 NL  1 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  355 (1st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  115 (3rd)
1960 AL  116 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  189 (4th)
1960 AL  211 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  5 (4th)
1960 AL  6 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  2 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1958 AL  358 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1960 AL  3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1954 AL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1954 AL  5.21 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  4.83 (4th)
1954 AL  5.10 (2nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  .973 (3rd)
1954 AL  .966 (3rd)
1955 AL  .956 (5th)
1956 AL  .968 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1962 NL  1.83 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  1.59 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1958 AL  2.72 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  2.64 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  .984 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1959 AL  1.76 (5th)
1960 AL  1.93 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  1.69 (4th)
1960 AL  1.87 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  .990 (1st)
1960 AL  .964 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1958 AL  2.74 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1958 AL  2.66 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1959 AL  .988 (4th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 25 (80), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 98 (233), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 100 (163), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 27 (414), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (85th), 25.9 career WAR/22.0 7yr-peak WAR/24.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1957 26 Detroit Tigers $32,000 ? 2/6/57 TSN
1959 28 Detroit Tigers $35,000 ? 3/16/60 TSN & Curse of Rocky Colavito 45
1960 29 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? 3/16/60 TSN 3/7/60 UPI $45,000; Curse of R. Colavito 46 $42K
1964 33 San Francisco Giants $40,000 ? 2/27/65 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$147,000
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.

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