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Ron LeFlore

Ronald LeFlore

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 16, 1948 in Detroit, MI
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1973. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 1974 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Expos 1974-1982
Agents: Ken Fishkin [*]
Final Game: September 3, 1982 (Age 34)
Relatives: Cousin of Todd Steverson
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #784. Don Mincher… #785. Bip Roberts… #786. Duffy Lewis… #787. RON LEFLORE… #788. Russell Martin… #789. Carl Reynolds… #790. Greg Gagne… 

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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
1974 26 DET AL 59 272 254 37 66 8 1 2 13 23 9 13 58 .260 .301 .323 .624 79 82 3 3 0 2 0 8
1975 27 DET AL 136 591 550 66 142 13 6 8 37 28 20 33 139 .258 .302 .347 .649 81 191 3 2 4 2 1 *8
1976 28 DET AL 135 603 544 93 172 23 8 4 39 58 20 51 111 .316 .376 .410 .786 128 223 12 2 5 1 2 *8/D AS,MVP-23
1977 29 DET AL 154 698 652 100 212 30 10 16 57 39 19 37 121 .325 .363 .475 .838 123 310 11 4 1 4 1 *8 MVP-20
1978 30 DET AL 155 741 666 126 198 30 3 12 62 68 16 65 104 .297 .361 .405 .766 113 270 11 4 1 5 7 *8 MVP-16
1979 31 DET AL 148 654 600 110 180 22 10 9 57 78 14 52 95 .300 .355 .415 .770 105 249 16 0 0 2 2 *8D
1980 32 MON NL 139 587 521 95 134 21 11 4 39 97 19 62 99 .257 .337 .363 .700 96 189 4 1 2 1 1 *7 MVP-22
1981 33 CHW AL 82 369 337 46 83 10 4 0 24 36 11 28 70 .246 .304 .300 .604 78 101 9 1 1 2 0 *7/8
1982 34 CHW AL 91 357 334 58 96 15 4 4 25 28 14 22 91 .287 .331 .392 .723 98 131 4 0 0 1 1 8/D7
9 Yrs 1099 4872 4458 731 1283 172 57 59 353 455 142 363 888 .288 .342 .392 .734 104 1746 73 17 14 20 15
162 Game Avg. 162 718 657 108 189 25 8 9 52 67 21 54 131 .288 .342 .392 .734 104 257 11 3 2 3 2
DET (6 yrs) 787 3559 3266 532 970 126 38 51 265 294 98 251 628 .297 .348 .406 .754 108 1325 56 15 11 16 13
CHW (2 yrs) 173 726 671 104 179 25 8 4 49 64 25 50 161 .267 .317 .346 .663 88 232 13 1 1 3 1
MON (1 yr) 139 587 521 95 134 21 11 4 39 97 19 62 99 .257 .337 .363 .700 96 189 4 1 2 1 1
AL (8 yrs) 960 4285 3937 636 1149 151 46 55 314 358 123 301 789 .292 .343 .395 .739 105 1557 69 16 12 19 14
NL (1 yr) 139 587 521 95 134 21 11 4 39 97 19 62 99 .257 .337 .363 .700 96 189 4 1 2 1 1

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
1974 26 DET AL 59 272 -5 3 1 -12 -0 -13 -1.4 9 -4 -0.5 .476 .491 0.8 -1.2 8 8
1975 27 DET AL 136 591 -12 1 2 -19 -0 -27 -2.8 21 -6 -0.8 .479 .482 1.3 -2.0 13 *8
1976 28 DET AL 135 603 24 6 -0 -2 -0 29 3.3 20 49 5.3 .524 .520 5.5 -0.2 51 *8/D AS,MVP-23
1977 29 DET AL 154 698 23 0 0 -18 -0 6 0.7 23 29 2.9 .504 .503 4.7 -1.8 47 $75,000 *8 MVP-20
1978 30 DET AL 155 741 14 10 3 -10 -0 16 1.8 23 39 4.0 .511 .511 5.2 -1.1 50 *8 MVP-16
1979 31 DET AL 148 654 7 12 -1 -6 -3 9 1.0 23 32 3.1 .506 .506 3.7 -0.9 38 *8D
1980 32 MON NL 139 587 1 12 0 -4 -5 5 0.4 20 25 2.5 .504 .503 2.8 -1.0 28 *7 MVP-22
1981 33 CHW AL 82 369 -5 5 0 0 -3 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.8 .496 .498 0.8 -0.3 9 *7/8
1982 34 CHW AL 91 357 1 1 0 -10 0 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.4 .492 .496 1.5 -1.0 15 8/D7
9 Seasons 1099 4872 48 52 6 -79 -12 15 2.1 164 178 17.8 .501 .502 26.3 -9.5 257 $75,000
DET (6 yrs) 787 3559 50 34 6 -66 -4 20 2.7 120 139 14.1 .503 .503 21.2 -7.1 205 $75,000
CHW (2 yrs) 173 726 -4 6 0 -9 -3 -10 -1.0 24 15 1.3 .494 .497 2.3 -1.3 24
MON (1 yr) 139 587 1 12 0 -4 -5 5 0.4 20 25 2.5 .504 .503 2.8 -1.0 28

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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
1974 DET AL 26 CF 59 59 59 534.0 168 151 6 11 3 .935 -12 -26 2.65 2.66 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 DET AL 26 OF 59 59 59 534.0 170 151 8 11 3 .935 -12 -26 2.68 2.69 .980 2.41 2.40
1975 DET AL 27 CF 134 133 127 1154.0 339 318 12 9 3 .973 -19 -20 2.57 2.46 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 DET AL 27 OF 134 133 127 1154.0 339 317 13 9 3 .973 -19 -20 2.57 2.46 .979 2.37 2.36
1976 DET AL 28 CF 132 132 129 1159.2 407 381 15 11 1 .973 -2 -2 3.07 3.00 .984 2.98 2.99 AS,MVP-23
1976 DET AL 28 OF 132 132 129 1159.2 406 381 14 11 1 .973 -2 -2 3.07 2.99 .981 2.47 2.48 AS,MVP-23
1976 DET AL 28 DH 1 0 AS,MVP-23
1977 DET AL 29 CF 152 150 147 1343.0 384 361 12 11 0 .971 -18 -16 2.50 2.45 .983 2.83 2.81 MVP-20
1977 DET AL 29 OF 152 150 147 1343.0 388 365 12 11 0 .972 -18 -16 2.53 2.48 .978 2.34 2.32 MVP-20
1978 DET AL 30 CF 155 155 151 1388.2 457 438 8 11 4 .976 -10 -9 2.89 2.88 .984 2.97 2.94 MVP-16
1978 DET AL 30 OF 155 155 151 1388.2 460 440 9 11 4 .976 -10 -9 2.91 2.90 .979 2.47 2.45 MVP-16
1979 DET AL 31 CF 113 112 88 938.1 302 292 6 4 3 .987 -6 -7 2.86 2.64 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 DET AL 31 OF 113 112 88 938.1 302 293 6 3 3 .990 -6 -7 2.87 2.65 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 DET AL 31 DH 34 34
1980 MON NL 32 LF 130 130 92 1082.0 257 232 14 11 1 .957 -4 -4 2.05 1.89 .976 2.06 2.06 MVP-22
1980 MON NL 32 OF 130 130 92 1082.0 258 233 14 11 1 .957 -4 -4 2.05 1.90 .980 2.31 2.31 MVP-22
1981 CHW AL 33 OF 82 82 66 684.2 175 162 6 7 2 .960 0 1 2.21 2.05 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 CHW AL 33 LF 76 76 60 620.2 154 144 5 5 2 .968 1 2 2.16 1.96 .979 2.38 2.38
1981 CHW AL 33 CF 7 6 6 64.0 17 15 0 2 0 .882 -1 -17 2.11 2.14 .988 2.90 2.89
1982 CHW AL 34 OF 83 78 63 656.2 198 179 7 12 1 .939 -10 -18 2.55 2.24 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 CHW AL 34 CF 82 78 63 654.1 190 171 7 12 1 .937 -10 -18 2.45 2.17 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 CHW AL 34 DH 2 0
1982 CHW AL 34 LF 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -51 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.30
9 Seasons OF 1040 1031 922 8941.0 2696 2521 89 86 18 .968 -79 -11 2.63 2.51 .980 2.41 2.40
8 Seasons CF 834 825 770 7236.0 2264 2127 66 71 15 .969 -77 -13 2.73 2.63 .984 2.90 2.89
3 Seasons LF 207 206 152 1705.0 411 376 19 16 3 .961 -2 -2 2.09 1.91 .977 2.18 2.18
9 Seasons TOT 1040 1031 922 8941.0 2696 2521 89 86 18 .968 -79 -11 2.63 2.51 .980 2.41 2.40
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.
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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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 AL (23, 2%)
1977 AL (20, 2%)
1978 AL (16, 5%)
1980 NL (22, 0%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1976 AL  5.3 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1976 AL  5.5 (6th)
1978 AL  5.2 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1976 AL  .316 (5th)
1977 AL  .325 (5th)
1978 AL  .297 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1976 AL  .376 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1977 AL  652 (2nd)
1978 AL  666 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1977 AL  698 (4th)
1978 AL  741 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 AL  93 (5th)
1977 AL  100 (9th)
1978 AL  126 (1st)
1979 AL  110 (7th)
1980 NL  95 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  172 (10th)
1977 AL  212 (2nd)
1978 AL  198 (2nd)
1979 AL  180 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  310 (5th)
1978 AL  270 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1975 AL  6 (9th)
1976 AL  8 (6th)
1977 AL  10 (8th)
1979 AL  10 (5th)
1980 NL  11 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1975 AL  139 (2nd)
1976 AL  111 (6th)
1977 AL  121 (4th)
1978 AL  104 (9th)
1980 NL  99 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1975 AL  28 (10th)
1976 AL  58 (2nd)
1977 AL  39 (5th)
1978 AL  68 (1st)
1979 AL  78 (2nd)
1980 NL  97 (1st)
1981 AL  36 (3rd)
1982 AL  28 (10th)
Career  455 (49th)

Singles s c a p y
1976 AL  137 (4th)
1977 AL  156 (2nd)
1978 AL  153 (1st)
1979 AL  139 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1977 AL  110 (10th)
1978 AL  105 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1977 AL  253 (8th)
1978 AL  267 (2nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  7 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1975 AL  20 (2nd)
1976 AL  20 (3rd)
1977 AL  19 (2nd)
1978 AL  16 (5th)
1979 AL  14 (4th)
1980 NL  19 (3rd)
1981 AL  11 (4th)
1982 AL  14 (4th)
Career  142 (30th)

SB % s c a p y
1974 AL  71.88 (9th)
1978 AL  80.95 (6th)
1979 AL  84.78 (3rd)
1980 NL  83.62 (3rd)
Career  76.21 (134th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1977 AL  22.7 (6th)
1978 AL  20.4 (4th)
1979 AL  16.1 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1977 AL  475 (9th)
1978 AL  501 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1980 NL  4.0 (8th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  14 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  11 (1st)
1981 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  1 (3rd)
1981 AL  2 (1st)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  134 (4th)
1977 AL  152 (2nd)
1978 AL  155 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  381 (4th)
1977 AL  361 (4th)
1978 AL  438 (1st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  12 (1st)
1976 AL  15 (2nd)
1977 AL  12 (1st)
1978 AL  8 (5th)
Career  66 (79th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  11 (1st)
1975 AL  9 (2nd)
1976 AL  11 (1st)
1977 AL  11 (2nd)
1978 AL  11 (1st)
1982 AL  12 (1st)
Career  71 (33rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  3 (2nd)
1975 AL  3 (2nd)
1978 AL  4 (1st)
1979 AL  3 (5th)
Career  15 (93rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  152 (3rd)
1978 AL  155 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  381 (4th)
1977 AL  365 (4th)
1978 AL  440 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  13 (3rd)
1976 AL  14 (4th)
1977 AL  12 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  11 (1st)
1975 AL  9 (4th)
1976 AL  11 (1st)
1977 AL  11 (4th)
1978 AL  11 (3rd)
1980 NL  11 (1st)
1981 AL  7 (3rd)
1982 AL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.07 (5th)
Career  2.73 (53rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  3.00 (3rd)
1978 AL  2.88 (5th)
Career  2.63 (59th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Career  2.63 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  2.99 (3rd)
1978 AL  2.90 (4th)
Career  2.51 (72nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1979 AL  .990 (3rd)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (327), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 62 (413), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 32 (599), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (138th), 17.8 career WAR/19.1 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197729Detroit Tigers$75,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$75,000
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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