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Norm Larker

Norman Howard John Larker

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 27, 1930 in Beaver Meadows, PA
High School: Hazleton HS (Hazleton, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 27.109)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Colt.45's/Braves/Giants 1958-1963

Final Game: September 28, 1963 (Age 32.275)
Died: March 12, 2007 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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Standard Batting

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 27 LAD NL 99 291 253 32 70 16 5 4 29 1 1 29 21 .277 .352 .427 .779 102 108 8 3 1 5 0 73/9
1959 28 LAD NL 108 351 311 37 90 14 1 8 49 0 1 26 25 .289 .344 .418 .762 97 130 12 2 8 4 1 37/9
1960 ★ 29 LAD NL 133 493 440 56 142 26 3 5 78 1 0 36 24 .323 .368 .430 .798 113 189 9 1 7 9 2 *3/7 AS,MVP-15
1961 30 LAD NL 97 312 282 29 76 16 1 5 38 0 0 24 22 .270 .326 .387 .712 83 109 11 1 2 3 7 3/9
1962 31 HOU NL 147 590 506 58 133 19 5 9 63 1 1 70 47 .263 .358 .374 .732 103 189 10 7 4 3 7 *3/7
1963 32 TOT NL 83 193 161 15 27 6 0 1 14 0 2 26 26 .168 .288 .224 .512 51 36 3 2 1 2 2 3
1963 32 MLN NL 64 177 147 15 26 6 0 1 14 0 2 24 24 .177 .297 .238 .535 57 35 2 2 1 2 2 3
1963 32 SFG NL 19 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 -22 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
6 Yrs 667 2230 1953 227 538 97 15 32 271 3 5 211 165 .275 .347 .390 .736 97 761 53 16 23 26 19
162 Game Avg. 162 542 474 55 131 24 4 8 66 1 1 51 40 .275 .347 .390 .736 97 185 13 4 6 6 5
LAD (4 yrs) 437 1447 1286 154 378 72 10 22 194 2 2 115 92 .294 .350 .417 .767 100 536 40 7 18 21 10
SFG (1 yr) 19 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 -22 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLN (1 yr) 64 177 147 15 26 6 0 1 14 0 2 24 24 .177 .297 .238 .535 57 35 2 2 1 2 2
HOU (1 yr) 147 590 506 58 133 19 5 9 63 1 1 70 47 .263 .358 .374 .732 103 189 10 7 4 3 7

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 27 LAD NL 99 291 4 -1 1 0 -3 -0 -0.1 11 11 1.0 .500 .500 1.1 -0.4 10 73/9
1959 28 LAD NL 108 351 -1 0 -1 3 -5 -3 -0.3 13 10 1.0 .497 .498 0.8 -0.2 8 $10,000 37/9
1960 ★ 29 LAD NL 133 493 8 -1 2 5 -6 8 0.8 19 27 2.7 .507 .505 2.2 -0.1 21 $17,000 *3/7 AS,MVP-15
1961 30 LAD NL 97 312 -8 0 0 1 -4 -11 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .489 .493 -0.0 -0.3 0 $24,000 3/9
1962 31 HOU NL 147 590 4 -2 1 -6 -8 -12 -1.2 22 10 1.0 .491 .492 1.6 -1.4 16 *3/7
1963 32 MLN NL 64 177 -7 -1 0 2 -2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .488 .495 -0.4 0.1 -2 3
1963 32 SFG NL 19 16 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 3
6 Seasons 667 2230 -1 -5 2 5 -29 -28 -3.1 84 56 5.5 .496 .497 5.0 -2.4 52 $51,000
LAD (4 yrs) 437 1447 4 -2 2 10 -19 -5 -0.7 55 49 4.8 .499 .500 4.0 -1.0 40 $51,000
SFG (1 yr) 19 16 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2
MLN (1 yr) 64 177 -7 -1 0 2 -2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .488 .495 -0.4 0.1 -2
HOU (1 yr) 147 590 4 -2 1 -6 -8 -12 -1.2 22 10 1.0 .491 .492 1.6 -1.4 16

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1958 27 LAD NL 291 198 38 5.2 110 .283 .277 .275 .352 .343 .427 .429 .779 .772 102 .546 1.7 0.2 .729 .265 .150 1.6
1959 28 LAD NL 351 246 43 4.7 111 .291 .289 .278 .344 .345 .418 .431 .762 .776 97 .505 -1.4 -0.1 .671 .209 .129 .0
1960 29 LAD NL 493 323 71 5.9 104 .326 .323 .270 .368 .337 .430 .414 .798 .751 113 .635 9.6 1.0 .739 .191 .107 1.7
1961 30 LAD NL 312 222 34 4.1 112 .275 .270 .278 .326 .346 .387 .433 .712 .779 83 .441 -6.6 -0.6 .618 .202 .117 .0
1962 31 HOU NL 590 391 71 4.9 97 .274 .263 .262 .358 .328 .374 .397 .732 .725 103 .529 5.8 0.6 .693 .249 .111 1.8
1963 32 TOT NL 193 142 12 2.3 89 .191 .168 .253 .288 .315 .224 .378 .512 .693 51 .270 -9.0 -1.0 .446 .205 .056 .0
1963 32 MLN NL 177 128 12 2.5 89 .202 .177 .253 .297 .315 .238 .378 .535 .693 57 .309 -6.8 -0.7 .472 .211 .061 .0
1963 32 SFG NL 16 14 0 0.0 89 .083 .071 .253 .188 .315 .071 .378 .259 .693 -22 .000 -2.2 -0.2 .214 .143 .000
6 Yrs 2230 1522 269 4.7 104 .284 .275 .270 .347 .336 .390 .414 .736 .750 97 .524 -0.1 -0.1 .669 .221 .114 5.5
162 Game Avg. 542 370 65 4.7 104 .284 .275 .270 .347 .336 .390 .414 .736 .750 97 .524 -0.1 -0.1 .669 .221 .114 1
LAD (4 yrs) 1447 989 186 5.0 108 .298 .294 .275 .350 .342 .417 .425 .767 .767 100 .547 3.2 0.3 .693 .212 .123 3.7
SFG (1 yr) 16 14 0 0.0 89 .083 .071 .253 .188 .315 .071 .378 .259 .693 -22 -2.2 -0.2 .214 .143 .000
MLN (1 yr) 177 128 12 2.5 89 .202 .177 .253 .297 .315 .238 .378 .535 .693 57 .310 -6.8 -0.7 .472 .211 .061 .0
HOU (1 yr) 590 391 71 4.9 97 .274 .263 .262 .358 .328 .374 .397 .732 .725 103 .529 5.8 0.6 .693 .249 .111 1.8

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
1959 ❍ 28 LAD NL WS CHW W 6 18 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .188 .278 .188 .465 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 18 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .188 .278 .188 .465 3 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 LAD NL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 LAD NL 29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 GP) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1958 27 LAD NL 291 1.4% 7.2% 10.0% 8.6% 36% 0.72 12.0 63.3 8.7 0.89 80%
1959 28 LAD NL 351 2.3% 7.1% 7.4% 6.6% 26% 0.96 12.4 38.9 6.3 0.93 80%
1960 29 LAD NL 493 1.0% 4.9% 7.3% 6.9% 24% 0.67 18.3 88.0 5.6 1.04 85%
1961 30 LAD NL 312 1.6% 7.1% 7.7% 7.1% 29% 0.92 12.8 56.4 7.4 1.08 83%
1962 31 HOU NL 590 1.5% 8.0% 11.9% 5.6% 25% 0.67 10.8 56.2 8.0 0.95 77%
1963 32 TOT NL 193 0.5% 13.5% 13.5% 3.6% 26% 1.00 6.2 161.0 11.5 0.79 70%
1963 32 MLN NL 177 0.6% 13.6% 13.6% 4.0% 27% 1.00 6.1 147.0 10.5 0.76 70%
1963 32 SFG NL 16 0.0% 12.5% 12.5% 0.0% 0% 1.00 7.0 1.00 75%
6 Yrs 2230 1.4% 7.4% 9.5% 6.5% 27% 0.78 11.8 61.0 7.2 0.96 80%
MLB Averages 2.4% 13.9% 8.6% 6.6% 29% 1.61 6.4 37.8 8.4 1.04 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1958 27 LAD NL 1.7 0.2 298 0.6 5.2 -4.6 .95 0.6 0.1 4.4 0.4 0.93 4.9 1.12 30
1959 28 LAD NL -1.4 -0.1 356 1.2 8.4 -7.2 1.24 0.5 0.5 5.4 0.5 1.03 5.4 2.39 24
1960 29 LAD NL 9.6 1.0 500 1.5 10.9 -9.3 1.21 1.7 -0.5 20.4 2.0 1.01 19.2 2.28 15
1961 30 LAD NL -6.6 -0.6 314 -0.8 5.6 -6.4 1.16 -0.7 -0.0 -7.1 -0.7 1.00 -6.7 2.91 10
1962 31 HOU NL 5.8 0.6 597 0.9 11.6 -10.7 1.15 0.7 0.1 9.7 1.0 0.99 5.6 2.25 10
1963 32 TOT NL -9.0 -1.0 196 -0.3 3.2 -3.5 1.14 -0.7 0.4 -4.3 -0.5 0.96 -7.5 1.33 29
1963 32 MLN NL -6.8 -0.7 180 -0.2 3.0 -3.2 1.15 -0.5 0.3 -3.0 -0.3 0.97 -5.4 1.27 22
1963 32 SFG NL -2.2 -0.2 16 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 .98 -0.2 0.1 -1.3 -0.1 0.86 -2.1 1.50 7
6 Yrs -0.1 -0.1 2261 3.3 44.9 -41.6 1.15 2.1 0.7 28.4 2.8 0.99 20.9 1.82 118

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1958 27 LAD NL 7 0 28% 121 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 7 27% 20 17 2 2 2 0 11 4 7
1959 28 LAD NL 5 0 26% 129 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 0 5 63% 18 7 10 5 2 3 9 2 7
1960 29 LAD NL 7 0 29% 219 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 2 3 2 8 37% 32 23 7 10 6 3 15 4 11
1961 30 LAD NL 5 0 25% 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 1 72% 16 5 10 2 0 2 7 0 6
1962 31 HOU NL 7 0 24% 229 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 3 2 3 9 31% 38 28 8 9 6 3 15 6 8
1963 32 TOT NL 4 0 26% 60 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 31% 9 6 3 0 0 0 4 2 1
1963 32 MLN NL 4 0 28% 59 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 33% 8 5 3 0 0 0 4 2 1
1963 32 SFG NL 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 35 0 27% 864 3 5 38% 3 4 0 1 0 0 4 0 29 1 12 9 7 34 41% 133 86 40 28 16 11 61 18 40

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1958 27 LAD NL 291 96% 70 30 7 0 2 1.12 4 0 5 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 100% 64 8 13% 29 13 45% 171 26 15% 17 12 71% 15 7 47% 0
1959 28 LAD NL 351 91% 90 24 8 1 4 2.39 8 0 17 8 0 2 6 0 16 8 50% 91 12 13% 45 19 42% 255 44 17% 24 14 58% 17 14 82% 0
1960 29 LAD NL 493 94% 142 15 6 0 5 2.28 5 0 13 4 1 3 2 0 11 7 64% 114 9 8% 52 32 62% 362 77 21% 40 29 73% 20 16 80% 0
1961 30 LAD NL 312 94% 76 10 2 0 1 2.91 5 1 9 5 0 1 4 0 2 2 100% 71 11 15% 39 14 36% 237 36 15% 25 11 44% 13 9 69% 0
1962 31 HOU NL 590 80% 133 10 6 0 2 2.25 9 1 11 8 1 1 8 0 4 4 100% 123 10 8% 41 17 41% 409 57 14% 37 18 49% 27 17 63% 0
1963 32 TOT NL 191 92% 27 29 4 0 3 1.33 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 50% 34 3 9% 18 6 33% 111 16 14% 16 9 56% 8 4 50% 2
1963 32 MLN NL 175 92% 26 22 3 0 3 1.27 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 50% 31 2 6% 18 6 33% 104 16 15% 16 9 56% 8 4 50% 2
1963 32 SFG NL 16 94% 1 7 1 0 0 1.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 0 0 7 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2228 90% 538 118 33 1 17 1.82 32 2 58 30 2 10 22 0 36 23 64% 497 53 11% 224 101 45% 1545 256 17% 159 93 58% 100 67 67% 2
MLB Averages 50% 74% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1958 27 99 291 253 32 70 16 5 4 29 1 1 29 21 .277 .352 .427 .779 102 108 8 3 1 5 0
1959 28 207 642 564 69 160 30 6 12 78 1 2 55 46 .284 .348 .422 .770 99 238 20 5 9 9 1
1960 29 340 1135 1004 125 302 56 9 17 156 2 2 91 70 .301 .357 .425 .782 105 427 29 6 16 18 3
1961 30 437 1447 1286 154 378 72 10 22 194 2 2 115 92 .294 .350 .417 .767 100 536 40 7 18 21 10
1962 31 584 2037 1792 212 511 91 15 31 257 3 3 185 139 .285 .352 .405 .757 101 725 50 14 22 24 17
1963 32 667 2230 1953 227 538 97 15 32 271 3 5 211 165 .275 .347 .390 .736 97 761 53 16 23 26 19

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1958 27 104 305 266 33 73 17 5 4 30 1 30 22 .274 .349 .421 .770 39 99
1959 28 113 362 322 36 91 14 1 8 48 0 26 26 .283 .336 .407 .743 44 108
1960 29 139 511 457 57 146 27 3 5 80 1 37 25 .319 .365 .425 .790 72 133
1961 30 101 321 291 28 76 16 1 5 37 0 24 23 .261 .317 .375 .691 34 97
1962 31 147 598 511 62 138 20 5 9 67 1 73 47 .270 .367 .382 .749 71 147
1963 32 83 198 164 17 30 7 0 1 16 0 29 26 .183 .310 .244 .554 12 83
6 Yrs 687 2295 2011 233 554 101 15 32 278 3 219 169 .275 .347 .388 .736 272 667
162 Game Avg. 162 541 474 55 131 24 4 8 66 1 52 40 .275 .347 .388 .736 64 667



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1960 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1960 NL  .323 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1960 NL  .368 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1960 NL  26 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  70 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1960 NL  .635 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 NL  7 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  8 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 NL  9 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1960 NL  18.3 (2nd)
1962 NL  10.8 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1280), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1976), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (258th), 5.5 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/5.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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