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Don Lee

Donald Edward Lee

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: February 26, 1934 in Globe, AZ
Schools: Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ), University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1957 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Angels/Twins/Senators/Cubs/Astros/... 1957-1966

Final Game: August 21, 1966 (Age 32)
Relatives: Son of Thornton Lee
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1957 23 DET AL 1 3 .250 4.66 4.97 11 6 2 0 0 0 38.2 48 22 20 6 18 0 19 1 0 0 179 84 1.707 11.2 1.4 4.2 4.4 1.06
1958 24 DET AL 0 0 9.00 11.98 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 53 1.000 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
1960 26 WSH AL 8 7 .533 3.44 3.94 44 20 10 1 0 3 165.0 160 72 63 16 64 3 88 3 0 6 698 116 1.358 8.7 0.9 3.5 4.8 1.38
1961 27 MIN AL 3 6 .333 3.52 3.82 37 10 14 4 0 3 115.0 93 49 45 12 35 1 65 4 0 1 466 120 1.113 7.3 0.9 2.7 5.1 1.86
1962 28 TOT AL 11 11 .500 3.46 3.96 36 31 4 5 2 2 205.1 204 91 79 20 63 1 102 10 0 4 880 113 1.300 8.9 0.9 2.8 4.5 1.62
1962 28 MIN AL 3 3 .500 4.50 5.33 9 9 0 1 0 0 52.0 51 27 26 8 24 0 28 7 0 2 232 92 1.442 8.8 1.4 4.2 4.8 1.17
1962 28 LAA AL 8 8 .500 3.11 3.49 27 22 4 4 2 2 153.1 153 64 53 12 39 1 74 3 0 2 648 124 1.252 9.0 0.7 2.3 4.3 1.90
1963 29 LAA AL 8 11 .421 3.68 3.50 40 22 4 3 2 1 154.0 148 74 63 12 51 4 89 9 0 5 661 93 1.292 8.6 0.7 3.0 5.2 1.75
1964 30 LAA AL 5 4 .556 2.72 2.72 33 8 5 0 0 2 89.1 99 39 27 6 25 1 73 1 0 1 388 122 1.388 10.0 0.6 2.5 7.4 2.92
1965 31 TOT MLB 0 1 .000 5.32 4.88 17 0 6 0 0 0 22.0 29 14 13 4 8 2 15 2 0 1 102 66 1.682 11.9 1.6 3.3 6.1 1.88
1965 31 CAL AL 0 1 .000 6.43 5.80 10 0 3 0 0 0 14.0 21 11 10 4 5 2 12 1 0 1 68 54 1.857 13.5 2.6 3.2 7.7 2.40
1965 31 HOU NL 0 0 3.38 3.27 7 0 3 0 0 0 8.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 34 104 1.375 9.0 0.0 3.4 3.4 1.00
1966 32 TOT NL 4 1 .800 4.86 4.39 25 0 12 0 0 0 37.0 45 24 20 4 16 2 16 0 0 3 170 75 1.649 10.9 1.0 3.9 3.9 1.00
1966 32 HOU NL 2 0 1.000 2.50 2.94 9 0 4 0 0 0 18.0 17 5 5 1 4 1 9 0 0 2 74 140 1.167 8.5 0.5 2.0 4.5 2.25
1966 32 CHC NL 2 1 .667 7.11 5.76 16 0 8 0 0 0 19.0 28 19 15 3 12 1 7 0 0 1 96 53 2.105 13.3 1.4 5.7 3.3 0.58
9 Yrs 40 44 .476 3.61 3.83 244 97 58 13 4 11 828.1 827 387 332 81 281 14 467 31 0 21 3553 105 1.338 9.0 0.9 3.1 5.1 1.66
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .476 3.61 3.83 49 19 12 3 1 2 165 165 77 66 16 56 3 93 6 0 4 709 105 1.338 9.0 0.9 3.1 5.1 1.66
CAL (4 yrs) 21 24 .467 3.35 3.41 110 52 16 7 4 5 410.2 421 188 153 34 120 8 248 14 0 9 1765 106 1.317 9.2 0.7 2.6 5.4 2.07
MIN (3 yrs) 14 16 .467 3.63 4.11 90 39 24 6 0 6 332.0 304 148 134 36 123 4 181 14 0 9 1396 113 1.286 8.2 1.0 3.3 4.9 1.47
HOU (2 yrs) 2 0 1.000 2.77 3.04 16 0 7 0 0 0 26.0 25 8 8 1 7 1 12 1 0 2 108 127 1.231 8.7 0.3 2.4 4.2 1.71
DET (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 4.87 5.31 12 6 3 0 0 0 40.2 49 24 22 7 19 0 19 2 0 0 188 81 1.672 10.8 1.5 4.2 4.2 1.00
CHC (1 yr) 2 1 .667 7.11 5.76 16 0 8 0 0 0 19.0 28 19 15 3 12 1 7 0 0 1 96 53 2.105 13.3 1.4 5.7 3.3 0.58
AL (8 yrs) 36 43 .456 3.55 3.81 212 97 43 13 4 11 783.1 774 360 309 77 262 12 448 30 0 18 3349 107 1.323 8.9 0.9 3.0 5.1 1.71
NL (2 yrs) 4 1 .800 4.60 4.19 32 0 15 0 0 0 45.0 53 27 23 4 19 2 19 1 0 3 204 79 1.600 10.6 0.8 3.8 3.8 1.00

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1957 23 DET AL 38.2 11 6 22 5.12 4.21 0.20 0.00 101.3 4.06 -4 -0.5 1.2 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .458 .497
1958 24 DET AL 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 4.59 0.17 0.00 96.0 4.25 -1 -0.1 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .395 .499
1960 26 WSH AL 165.0 44 20 72 3.93 4.40 -0.08 -0.00 102.3 4.57 14 1.5 1.2 -0.1 2.8 25 .533 .509
1961 27 MIN AL 115.0 37 10 49 3.83 4.60 -0.08 -0.04 106.7 4.95 15 1.6 1.0 -0.1 2.4 24 .542 .510
1962 28 MIN AL 52.0 9 9 27 4.67 4.53 0.17 0.08 98.9 4.39 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .489 .499
1962 28 LAA AL 153.1 27 22 64 3.76 4.50 -0.02 0.06 96.2 4.40 13 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.6 24 .553 .509
1963 29 LAA AL 154.0 40 22 74 4.32 4.10 0.14 0.02 95.3 3.80 -7 -0.8 1.4 -0.2 0.4 3 .480 .495
1964 30 LAA AL 89.1 33 8 39 3.93 4.10 0.34 -0.04 92.2 3.42 -4 -0.4 1.9 -0.2 0.1 2 .488 .498
1965 31 CAL AL 14.0 10 0 11 7.07 3.91 0.17 -0.16 96.1 3.44 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .439 .496 $16,500
1965 31 HOU NL 8.0 7 0 3 3.38 3.99 -0.44 -0.17 92.0 3.92 0 0.1 .5 -0.0 0.1 1 .508 .500
1966 32 HOU NL 18.0 9 0 5 2.50 4.15 -0.47 -0.17 96.1 4.28 3 0.4 .9 -0.0 0.5 5 .543 .502
1966 32 CHC NL 19.0 16 0 19 9.00 4.37 -0.30 -0.18 105.8 4.76 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .440 .494
9 Seasons 828.1 244 97 387 4.20 4.34 0.03 -0.00 98.8 4.26 13 1.5 1.2 -0.8 7.7 72 .506 .502 $16,500
CAL (4 yrs) 410.2 110 52 188 4.12 4.24 0.13 0.02 95.0 3.93 -3 -0.4 1.5 -0.5 2.6 23 .496 .499 $16,500
MIN (3 yrs) 332.0 90 39 148 4.01 4.49 -0.04 -0.01 103.3 4.67 27 2.9 1.1 -0.2 5.5 52 .533 .508
HOU (2 yrs) 26.0 16 0 8 2.77 4.10 -0.46 -0.17 94.8 4.17 4 0.4 .7 -0.1 0.6 6 .528 .501
DET (2 yrs) 40.2 12 6 24 5.31 4.23 0.20 0.00 101.1 4.07 -5 -0.6 1.1 0.0 -0.2 -2 .453 .497
CHC (1 yr) 19.0 16 0 19 9.00 4.37 -0.30 -0.18 105.8 4.76 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .440 .494

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
1957 23 DET AL 11 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958 24 DET AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1960 26 WSH AL 44 48 43 3 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 18 .116 .191 .209 .401 8 9 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 27 MIN AL 37 34 30 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 .067 .065 .067 .131 -65 2 0 0 3 1 0 1
1962 28 TOT AL 36 70 68 2 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 25 .191 .203 .206 .409 11 14 1 0 2 0 0 1
1962 28 MIN AL 9 20 19 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .211 .250 .211 .461 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 28 LAA AL 27 50 49 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 .184 .184 .204 .388 6 10 1 0 2 0 0 1
1963 29 LAA AL 40 52 45 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 .156 .156 .178 .333 -4 8 1 0 7 0 0 1
1964 30 LAA AL 33 24 23 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .261 .292 .348 .639 86 8 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 31 TOT MLB 17 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 111 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 31 CAL AL 10 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 181 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 31 HOU NL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1966 32 TOT NL 25 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 478 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 32 HOU NL 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 478 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1966 32 CHC NL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 244 246 226 12 37 6 0 1 13 0 0 6 80 .164 .185 .204 .388 7 46 2 0 14 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 163 150 8 25 4 0 1 9 0 0 4 53 .164 .185 .204 .388 7 31 1 0 9 1 0
CAL (4 yrs) 110 129 120 4 23 5 0 0 4 0 0 1 41 .192 .198 .233 .432 22 28 2 0 9 0 0
MIN (3 yrs) 90 102 92 7 11 1 0 1 6 0 0 5 36 .120 .163 .163 .326 -13 15 0 0 4 1 0
HOU (2 yrs) 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 191 1 0 0 0 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 12 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -9 2 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 212 244 224 12 36 6 0 1 13 0 0 6 80 .161 .182 .201 .383 5 45 2 0 14 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 32 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 191 1 0 0 0 0 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
1957 23 DET AL 11 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1958 24 DET AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1960 26 WSH AL 44 48 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1961 27 MIN AL 37 34 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1962 28 MIN AL 9 20 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 /1
1962 28 LAA AL 27 50 -7 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1963 29 LAA AL 40 52 -6 -1 -0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1964 30 LAA AL 33 24 0 -1 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1965 31 CAL AL 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $16,500 1
1965 31 HOU NL 7 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1966 32 HOU NL 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1966 32 CHC NL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 244 246 -29 -1 1 0 29 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $16,500
CAL (4 yrs) 110 129 -12 -2 0 0 15 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $16,500
MIN (3 yrs) 90 102 -15 0 1 0 12 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2
HOU (2 yrs) 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 1
DET (2 yrs) 12 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHC (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1957 DET AL 23 P 11 6 0 38.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.64 .963 2.00 2.00 0 2 100% 47% 0
1958 DET AL 24 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 1 0 0% 47% 0
1960 WSH AL 26 P 44 20 1 165.0 37 6 31 0 3 1.000 2.02 0.84 .967 1.96 1.95 1 5 83% 40% 0
1961 MIN AL 27 P 37 10 4 115.0 39 8 29 2 1 .949 2.90 1.00 .954 2.05 2.02 0 4 100% 36% 0
1962 TOT AL 28 P 36 31 5 205.1 42 13 28 1 1 .976 1.80 1.14 .958 2.08 2.07 7 8 53% 36% 0
1962 MIN AL 28 P 9 9 1 52.0 15 5 9 1 1 .933 2.42 1.56 .958 2.08 2.07 2 1 33% 36% 0
1962 LAA AL 28 P 27 22 4 153.1 27 8 19 0 0 1.000 1.58 1.00 .958 2.08 2.07 5 7 58% 36% 0
1963 LAA AL 29 P 40 22 3 154.0 30 8 21 1 4 .967 1.69 0.73 .955 1.99 2.00 5 1 17% 33% 0
1964 LAA AL 30 P 33 8 0 89.1 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 1.31 0.39 .957 1.90 1.89 3 2 40% 37% 0
1965 TOT MLB 31 P 17 0 0 22.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 2.86 0.41 .952 2.05 2.05 0 0 0
1965 CAL AL 31 P 10 0 0 14.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.93 0.30 .950 2.06 2.03 0 0 0
1965 HOU NL 31 P 7 0 0 8.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.57 .955 2.02 2.09 0 0 0
1966 TOT NL 32 P 25 0 0 37.0 13 3 9 1 2 .923 2.92 0.48 .947 1.95 1.96 0 0 0
1966 HOU NL 32 P 9 0 0 18.0 10 3 6 1 1 .900 4.50 1.00 .947 1.95 1.96 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 32 P 16 0 0 19.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.19 .947 1.94 1.96 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 244 97 13 828.1 189 43 140 6 11 .968 1.99 0.75 .958 2.00 1.99 17 22 56% 37% 0
9 Seasons TOT 244 97 13 828.1 189 43 140 6 11 .968 1.99 0.75 .958 2.00 1.99 17 22 56% 37% 0
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1960 AL  44 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 AL  10 (4th)
1963 AL  9 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1960 AL  116 (8th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1960 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2695), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (346th), 7.5 career WAR/8.1 7yr-peak WAR/7.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196531California Angels$16,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,500
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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Name and misspellings: Donald dave Don donald Edward Lee

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