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Jim Lyttle

James Lawrence Lyttle

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 20, 1946 in Hamilton, OH
High School: North Dearborn HS (Logan, IN)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 17, 1969 (Age 22.362)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Expos/WhiteSox/Dodgers 1969-1976

Final Game: October 3, 1976 (Age 30.136)
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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
1969 23 NYY AL 28 87 83 7 15 4 0 0 4 1 2 4 19 .181 .218 .229 .447 28 19 0 0 0 0 0 8
1970 24 NYY AL 87 140 126 20 39 7 1 3 14 3 6 10 26 .310 .355 .452 .807 127 57 2 0 2 2 1 9/87
1971 25 NYY AL 49 97 86 7 17 5 0 1 7 0 2 8 18 .198 .271 .291 .562 64 25 3 1 1 1 2 9/87
1972 26 CHW AL 44 84 82 8 19 5 2 0 5 0 1 1 28 .232 .241 .341 .582 70 28 0 0 1 0 0 8/9
1973 27 MON NL 49 130 116 12 30 5 1 4 19 0 2 9 14 .259 .305 .422 .727 98 49 3 0 2 3 2 8/7
1974 28 MON NL 25 11 9 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .333 .364 .333 .697 93 3 0 0 0 1 1 7/8
1975 29 MON NL 44 70 55 7 15 4 0 0 6 0 1 13 6 .273 .406 .345 .751 107 19 0 0 1 1 3 /879
1976 30 TOT NL 65 169 153 9 38 7 1 1 13 0 1 15 25 .248 .315 .327 .642 82 50 2 0 1 0 5 987
1976 30 MON NL 42 93 85 6 23 4 1 1 8 0 0 7 13 .271 .326 .376 .703 96 32 2 0 1 0 1 97
1976 30 LAD NL 23 76 68 3 15 3 0 0 5 0 1 8 12 .221 .303 .265 .567 64 18 0 0 0 0 4 8/79
8 Yrs 391 788 710 71 176 37 5 9 70 4 15 61 139 .248 .305 .352 .657 86 250 10 1 8 8 14
162 Game Avg. 162 326 294 29 73 15 2 4 29 2 6 25 58 .248 .305 .352 .657 86 104 4 0 3 3 6
MON (4 yrs) 160 304 265 26 71 13 2 5 35 0 3 30 36 .268 .337 .389 .725 100 103 5 0 4 5 7
NYY (3 yrs) 164 324 295 34 71 16 1 4 25 4 10 22 63 .241 .293 .342 .635 81 101 5 1 3 3 3
LAD (1 yr) 23 76 68 3 15 3 0 0 5 0 1 8 12 .221 .303 .265 .567 64 18 0 0 0 0 4
CHW (1 yr) 44 84 82 8 19 5 2 0 5 0 1 1 28 .232 .241 .341 .582 70 28 0 0 1 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 183 380 333 29 86 16 2 5 40 0 4 38 48 .258 .330 .363 .693 93 121 5 0 4 5 11
AL (4 yrs) 208 408 377 42 90 21 3 4 30 4 11 23 91 .239 .282 .342 .624 79 129 5 1 4 3 3

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
1969 23 NYY AL 28 87 -8 -1 0 5 -0 -4 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .483 .497 -0.7 0.5 -6 8
1970 24 NYY AL 87 140 4 -3 -0 1 -2 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 9/87
1971 25 NYY AL 49 97 -5 -2 0 -0 -1 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .481 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -4 $16,000 9/87
1972 26 CHW AL 44 84 -3 -0 0 -4 -0 -7 -0.9 3 -4 -0.6 .481 .495 -0.1 -0.5 -0 $18,000 8/9
1973 27 MON NL 49 130 -1 -0 -0 2 0 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .502 .501 0.2 0.2 3 8/7
1974 28 MON NL 25 11 -1 0 0 2 -0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.0 0.2 0 7/8
1975 29 MON NL 44 70 1 0 0 -2 -0 0 0.0 2 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 /879
1976 30 MON NL 42 93 -1 0 -0 -2 -1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.0 -0.4 1 97
1976 30 LAD NL 23 76 -4 -1 0 3 -0 -2 -0.3 2 0 -0.0 .489 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3 8/79
8 Seasons 391 788 -17 -6 0 5 -5 -22 -2.8 26 4 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.6 -0.2 -1 $34,000
MON (4 yrs) 160 304 -1 1 -0 1 -1 -2 -0.3 10 8 0.7 .499 .500 0.6 -0.2 7
NYY (3 yrs) 164 324 -9 -5 0 5 -3 -12 -1.4 11 -1 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.8 0.2 -6 $16,000
LAD (1 yr) 23 76 -4 -1 0 3 -0 -2 -0.3 2 0 -0.0 .489 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3
CHW (1 yr) 44 84 -3 -0 0 -4 -0 -7 -0.9 3 -4 -0.6 .481 .495 -0.1 -0.5 -0 $18,000

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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
1969 NYY AL 23 CF 28 24 19 210.2 59 55 3 1 1 .983 5 26 2.48 2.07 .982 2.50 2.50
1969 NYY AL 23 OF 28 24 19 210.2 59 55 3 1 1 .983 5 26 2.48 2.07 .978 2.13 2.13
1970 NYY AL 24 OF 70 33 27 347.0 87 84 2 1 0 .989 1 2 2.23 1.23 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 NYY AL 24 RF 66 32 26 330.2 80 77 2 1 0 .988 1 2 2.15 1.20 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 NYY AL 24 CF 4 1 1 13.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 4.05 1.50 .985 2.63 2.60
1970 NYY AL 24 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1971 NYY AL 25 OF 29 21 15 192.2 48 47 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 2.24 1.66 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 NYY AL 25 RF 20 17 13 146.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 1.97 1.60 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 NYY AL 25 CF 6 2 1 32.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -19 3.09 1.83 .983 2.73 2.72
1971 NYY AL 25 LF 3 2 1 14.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 41 3.07 1.67 .980 1.96 1.93
1972 CHW AL 26 OF 21 15 11 142.0 33 32 1 0 1 1.000 -4 -30 2.09 1.57 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CHW AL 26 CF 16 10 7 101.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -29 1.87 1.31 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 CHW AL 26 RF 5 5 4 41.0 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -35 2.63 2.40 .980 2.13 2.10
1973 MON NL 27 OF 36 30 22 257.1 78 73 3 2 1 .974 2 12 2.66 2.11 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 MON NL 27 CF 34 30 22 257.0 80 76 2 2 1 .975 3 12 2.73 2.29 .980 2.63 2.63
1973 MON NL 27 LF 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -360 27.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.00
1974 MON NL 28 LF 18 0 0 27.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2 67 2.00 0.33 .977 2.00 1.99
1974 MON NL 28 OF 18 0 0 29.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2 83 2.17 0.39 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 MON NL 28 CF 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .985 2.70 2.80
1975 MON NL 29 OF 16 9 8 90.2 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -20 1.79 1.13 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 MON NL 29 CF 8 8 7 73.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 0 2 2.10 2.13 .984 2.72 2.72
1975 MON NL 29 LF 5 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -111 2.08 0.60 .973 2.08 2.10
1975 MON NL 29 RF 3 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -103 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.03
1976 TOT NL 30 OF 47 34 28 321.1 96 87 8 1 4 .990 0 1 2.66 2.02 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 TOT NL 30 RF 21 8 7 98.0 25 22 2 1 1 .960 -4 -49 2.20 1.14 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 TOT NL 30 LF 13 9 7 74.0 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 2 24 2.07 1.31 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 MON NL 30 OF 29 17 14 170.0 43 39 3 1 2 .977 -2 -17 2.22 1.45 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 MON NL 30 RF 20 8 7 97.0 25 22 2 1 1 .960 -4 -49 2.23 1.20 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 MON NL 30 LF 12 9 7 73.0 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 2 26 2.10 1.42 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 LAD NL 30 OF 18 17 14 151.1 53 48 5 0 2 1.000 3 22 3.15 2.94 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 LAD NL 30 CF 17 17 14 149.1 53 48 5 0 2 1.000 3 23 3.19 3.12 .984 2.85 2.84
1976 LAD NL 30 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1976 LAD NL 30 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
8 Seasons OF 265 166 130 1590.2 426 401 20 5 7 .988 5 4 2.38 1.59 .979 2.22 2.21
5 Seasons RF 115 62 50 620.1 149 141 6 2 2 .987 -5 -10 2.13 1.28 .976 2.04 2.02
8 Seasons CF 114 92 71 838.1 249 235 11 3 4 .988 8 11 2.64 2.16 .982 2.65 2.64
6 Seasons LF 41 12 9 132.0 32 29 3 0 1 1.000 2 19 2.18 0.78 .977 2.01 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 265 166 130 1590.2 426 401 20 5 7 .988 5 4 2.38 1.59 .979 2.22 2.21
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

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  1 (5th)
1976 NL  2 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  5 (5th)

             

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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1971 25 New York Yankees $16,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 26 Chicago White Sox $18,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$34,000
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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