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Dale Long

Richard Dale Long

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: February 6, 1926 in Springfield, MO
High School: Adams HS (Adams, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1951 (Age 25.074)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates/Senators/Yankees/Giants/... 1951-1963

Final Game: July 18, 1963 (Age 37.162)
Died: January 27, 1991 in Palm Coast, FL
Buried: Cheshire Cemetery, Cheshire, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 20, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1343. Omar Moreno… #1344. Aaron Ward… #1345. Stephen Drew… #1346. DALE LONG… #1347. Wayne Garrett… #1348. Jack O'Connor… #1349. Daniel Murphy… 

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
1951 25 TOT MLB 44 128 117 12 27 5 1 3 12 0 0 10 25 .231 .297 .368 .664 77 43 1 1 0 3/7
1951 25 PIT NL 10 12 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .417 .583 50 5 0 0 0 /3
1951 25 SLB AL 34 116 105 11 25 5 1 2 11 0 0 10 22 .238 .310 .362 .672 79 38 1 1 0 3/7O
1955 29 PIT NL 131 479 419 59 122 19 13 16 79 0 1 48 72 .291 .362 .513 .875 132 215 14 1 6 4 6 *3 MVP-19
1956 ★ 30 PIT NL 148 582 517 64 136 20 7 27 91 1 0 54 85 .263 .326 .485 .812 118 251 10 0 0 11 11 *3 AS,MVP-26
1957 31 TOT NL 130 483 419 55 125 20 0 21 67 1 1 56 73 .298 .378 .496 .875 134 208 10 1 1 5 4 *3
1957 31 PIT NL 7 27 22 0 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 10 .182 .296 .227 .524 46 5 1 0 0 1 0 /3
1957 31 CHC NL 123 456 397 55 121 19 0 21 62 1 1 52 63 .305 .383 .511 .895 139 203 9 1 1 4 4 *3
1958 32 CHC NL 142 556 480 68 130 26 4 20 75 2 0 66 64 .271 .357 .467 .824 118 224 15 2 0 6 9 *3/2
1959 33 CHC NL 110 330 296 34 70 10 3 14 37 0 0 31 53 .236 .306 .432 .738 96 128 6 0 0 3 2 3
1960 34 TOT MLB 63 107 95 10 24 3 1 6 16 0 0 12 13 .253 .336 .495 .831 129 47 5 0 0 0 2 3
1960 34 SFG NL 37 61 54 4 9 0 0 3 6 0 0 7 7 .167 .262 .333 .596 67 18 3 0 0 0 1 3
1960 34 NYY AL 26 46 41 6 15 3 1 3 10 0 0 5 6 .366 .435 .707 1.142 211 29 2 0 0 0 1 3
1961 35 WSA AL 123 423 377 52 94 20 4 17 49 0 0 39 41 .249 .317 .459 .776 111 173 7 1 0 6 5 3
1962 36 TOT AL 108 326 285 29 74 12 0 8 41 6 1 36 31 .260 .340 .386 .726 96 110 8 1 0 4 0 3
1962 36 WSA AL 67 213 191 17 46 8 0 4 24 5 1 18 22 .241 .307 .346 .652 76 66 6 1 0 2 0 3
1962 36 NYY AL 41 113 94 12 28 4 0 4 17 1 0 18 9 .298 .404 .468 .872 137 44 2 0 0 2 0 3
1963 37 NYY AL 14 16 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .200 .450 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 /3
10 Yrs 1013 3430 3020 384 805 135 33 132 467 10 3 353 460 .267 .341 .464 .805 115 1402 76 7 7 39 39
162 Game Avg. 162 549 483 61 129 22 5 21 75 2 0 56 74 .267 .341 .464 .805 115 224 12 1 1
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
PIT (4 yrs) 296 1100 970 124 264 40 20 44 176 1 1 106 170 .272 .339 .491 .830 121 476 25 1 6 16 17
CHC (3 yrs) 375 1342 1173 157 321 55 7 55 174 3 1 149 180 .274 .354 .473 .827 120 555 30 3 1 13 15
NYY (3 yrs) 81 175 150 19 46 7 1 7 27 1 0 24 18 .307 .398 .507 .904 146 76 4 0 0 2 1
WSA (2 yrs) 190 636 568 69 140 28 4 21 73 5 1 57 63 .246 .313 .421 .734 99 239 13 2 0 8 5
SFG (1 yr) 37 61 54 4 9 0 0 3 6 0 0 7 7 .167 .262 .333 .596 67 18 3 0 0 0 1
SLB (1 yr) 34 116 105 11 25 5 1 2 11 0 0 10 22 .238 .310 .362 .672 79 38 1 1 0
NL (7 yrs) 708 2503 2197 285 594 95 27 102 356 4 2 262 357 .270 .345 .477 .823 119 1049 58 4 7 29 33
AL (5 yrs) 305 927 823 99 211 40 6 30 111 6 1 91 103 .256 .329 .429 .758 105 353 18 3 0 10 6

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
1951 25 PIT NL 10 12 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 /3
1951 25 SLB AL 34 116 -4 0 -0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .483 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -1 3/7O
1955 29 PIT NL 131 479 14 -1 -1 2 -5 8 0.6 18 27 2.5 .507 .505 2.5 -0.5 24 *3 MVP-19
1956 ★ 30 PIT NL 148 582 13 1 -1 -4 -7 1 -0.2 22 23 2.0 .501 .501 2.9 -1.5 27 *3 AS,MVP-26
1957 31 PIT NL 7 27 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .473 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /3
1957 31 CHC NL 123 456 21 -1 1 -3 -6 12 1.1 17 30 2.9 .511 .508 3.3 -1.0 32 *3
1958 32 CHC NL 142 556 7 0 -1 -6 -7 -6 -0.8 21 14 1.4 .495 .496 2.1 -1.5 21 *3/2
1959 33 CHC NL 110 330 -2 1 -0 -1 -4 -7 -0.7 12 6 0.6 .493 .496 0.7 -0.6 7 3
1960 34 SFG NL 37 61 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 3
1960 34 NYY AL 26 46 6 1 -0 -0 -0 5 0.5 1 6 0.6 .519 .503 0.7 -0.1 7 3
1961 35 WSA AL 123 423 2 1 0 0 -5 -2 -0.3 13 11 0.9 .498 .499 1.0 -0.6 11 3
1962 36 WSA AL 67 213 -7 -0 -0 1 -3 -9 -1.1 7 -3 -0.4 .485 .494 -0.4 -0.3 -4 3
1962 36 NYY AL 41 113 5 -1 -1 1 -1 4 0.3 3 7 0.7 .510 .502 0.6 -0.1 6 3
1963 37 NYY AL 14 16 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3
10 Seasons 1013 3430 47 2 -3 -12 -42 -8 -2.1 123 115 10.3 .499 .500 12.7 -6.5 127
PIT (4 yrs) 296 1100 24 -0 -2 -2 -13 7 0.1 41 49 4.4 .502 .503 5.2 -2.0 50
CHC (3 yrs) 375 1342 26 1 -0 -10 -17 -1 -0.3 51 50 4.8 .500 .500 6.2 -3.0 60
NYY (3 yrs) 81 175 9 -0 -1 -0 -2 6 0.6 5 12 1.1 .508 .502 1.2 -0.3 12
WSA (2 yrs) 190 636 -5 1 0 1 -8 -11 -1.4 20 8 0.5 .494 .497 0.6 -0.9 7
SFG (1 yr) 37 61 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2
SLB (1 yr) 34 116 -4 0 -0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .483 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -1

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
1960 34 NYY AL WS PIT L 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1962 ❍ 36 NYY AL WS SFG W 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 5 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0

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
1951 TOT MLB 25 1B 29 27 26 248.1 257 235 19 3 23 .988 9.21 8.76 .990 9.70 9.66
1951 PIT NL 25 1B 1 1 0 7.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 10.29 8.00 .989 9.77 9.70
1951 SLB AL 25 1B 28 26 26 241.1 249 227 19 3 23 .988 9.17 8.79 .990 9.70 9.66
1951 SLB AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1951 SLB AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1955 PIT NL 29 1B 119 116 106 997.0 1078 968 97 13 114 .988 2 3 9.61 8.95 .991 9.79 9.70 MVP-19
1956 PIT NL 30 1B 138 136 132 1191.2 1324 1201 99 24 92 .982 -4 -4 9.82 9.42 .989 9.82 9.72 AS,MVP-26
1957 TOT NL 31 1B 111 109 105 971.1 1044 962 77 5 87 .995 -2 -3 9.63 9.36 .990 9.67 9.73
1957 PIT NL 31 1B 7 6 5 51.0 59 54 5 0 6 1.000 0 9 10.41 8.43 .990 9.67 9.73
1957 CHC NL 31 1B 104 103 100 920.1 985 908 72 5 81 .995 -3 -4 9.58 9.42 .990 9.67 9.73
1958 CHC NL 32 1B 137 135 125 1186.2 1267 1173 84 10 130 .992 -6 -6 9.53 9.18 .990 9.54 9.49
1958 CHC NL 32 C 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.40 0.50 .990 5.94 6.00 1 0 0 0 0
1959 CHC NL 33 1B 85 72 68 680.2 792 731 49 12 63 .985 -1 -2 10.31 9.18 .988 9.58 9.48
1960 TOT MLB 34 1B 21 14 9 149.2 162 151 10 1 8 .994 -0 -4 9.68 7.67 .990 9.58 9.56
1960 SFG NL 34 1B 10 8 4 76.2 79 73 6 0 5 1.000 0 0 9.27 7.90 .990 9.58 9.55
1960 NYY AL 34 1B 11 6 5 73.0 83 78 4 1 3 .988 -0 -8 10.11 7.45 .991 9.58 9.56
1961 WSA AL 35 1B 95 94 82 817.0 904 827 62 15 87 .983 0 0 9.79 9.36 .990 9.45 9.34
1962 TOT AL 36 1B 82 70 61 638.1 758 701 53 4 67 .995 2 4 10.63 9.20 .990 9.44 9.41
1962 WSA AL 36 1B 51 47 45 411.2 493 459 32 2 46 .996 1 3 10.73 9.63 .990 9.44 9.41
1962 NYY AL 36 1B 31 23 16 226.2 265 242 21 2 21 .992 1 6 10.44 8.48 .990 9.44 9.41
1963 NYY AL 37 1B 2 1 1 9.0 12 11 0 1 1 .917 -1 -107 11.00 5.50 .990 9.50 9.50
10 Seasons 1B 819 774 715 6889.2 7598 6960 550 88 672 .988 -11 -2 9.81 9.17 .990 9.63 9.57
1 Season C 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.40 0.50 .990 5.94 6.00 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
10 Seasons TOT 822 774 715 6892.1 7599 6960 551 88 672 .988 -11 -2 9.81 9.14 .990 9.63 9.56 1 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1955 NL (19, 1%)
1956 NL (26, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1957 NL  .298 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1957 NL  .378 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1957 NL  .875 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (1st)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1956 NL  91 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  66 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1955 NL  72 (7th)
1956 NL  85 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1957 NL  134 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1957 NL  22 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1957 NL  2.2 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1957 NL  .684 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 NL  11 (1st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  9 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1955 NL  14 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1956 NL  19.1 (10th)
1957 NL  20.0 (8th)
Career  22.9 (227th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1956 NL  3.2 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1955 NL  968 (5th)
1956 NL  1,201 (3rd)
1957 NL  962 (5th)
1958 NL  1,173 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  119 (4th)
1956 NL  138 (1st)
1958 NL  137 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  968 (4th)
1956 NL  1,201 (2nd)
1957 NL  962 (5th)
1958 NL  1,173 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  97 (3rd)
1956 NL  99 (3rd)
1957 NL  77 (5th)
1958 NL  84 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (1st)
1956 NL  24 (1st)
1958 NL  10 (4th)
1959 NL  12 (5th)
1961 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  114 (4th)
1958 NL  130 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1957 NL  9.63 (5th)
1958 NL  9.53 (4th)
1959 NL  10.31 (2nd)
1961 AL  9.79 (2nd)
1962 AL  10.63 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1956 NL  9.42 (3rd)
1957 NL  9.36 (5th)
1958 NL  9.18 (2nd)
1959 NL  9.18 (2nd)
1961 AL  9.36 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  .988 (5th)
1957 NL  .995 (2nd)
1958 NL  .992 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1963 AL  born 1926-02-06 (9th)

                                         

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 - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 11 (1379), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1712), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (186th), 10.3 career WAR/10.5 7yr-peak WAR/10.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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