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Eddie Mathews

Edwin Lee Mathews

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 13, 1931 in Texarkana, TX
High School: Santa Barbara HS (Santa Barbara, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1952 (Age 20.185)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Astros/Tigers 1952-1968

Final Game: September 27, 1968 (Age 36.350)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1978 (301/379 ballots).
   View Eddie Mathews Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 18, 2001 in La Jolla, CA
Buried: Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 31, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #14. Joe DiMaggio… #15. Carl Yastrzemski… #16. Eddie Collins… #17. EDDIE MATHEWS… #18. Mel Ott… #19. George Brett… #20. Frank Robinson… 

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
1952 20 BSN NL 145 593 528 80 128 23 5 25 58 6 4 59 115 .242 .320 .447 .767 113 236 9 1 5 *5 MVP-21,RoY-3
1953 ★ 21 MLN NL 157 681 579 110 175 31 8 47 135 1 3 99 83 .302 .406 .627 1.033 171 363 6 2 1 *5 AS,MVP-2
1954 22 MLN NL 138 600 476 96 138 21 4 40 103 10 3 113 61 .290 .423 .603 1.026 172 287 9 2 3 7 *57 MVP-19
1955 ★ 23 MLN NL 141 616 499 108 144 23 5 41 101 3 4 109 98 .289 .413 .601 1.014 170 300 5 1 1 6 20 *5 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 24 MLN NL 151 651 552 103 150 21 2 37 95 6 0 91 86 .272 .373 .518 .892 143 286 4 1 3 4 17 *5 AS
1957 ★ 25 MLN NL 148 666 572 109 167 28 9 32 94 3 1 90 79 .292 .387 .540 .927 154 309 6 0 2 2 5 *5 AS,MVP-8
1958 ★ 26 MLN NL 149 649 546 97 137 18 1 31 77 5 0 85 85 .251 .349 .458 .807 120 250 9 2 8 8 5 *5 AS
1959 ★ 27 MLN NL 148 682 594 118 182 16 8 46 114 2 1 80 71 .306 .390 .593 .983 168 352 6 3 3 2 2 *5 AS,MVP-2
1960 ★ 28 MLN NL 153 671 548 108 152 19 7 39 124 7 3 111 113 .277 .397 .551 .948 166 302 8 2 4 6 3 *5 AS,MVP-10
1961 ★ 29 MLN NL 152 672 572 103 175 23 6 32 91 12 7 93 95 .306 .402 .535 .937 156 306 10 2 1 4 3 *5 AS,MVP-17
1962 ★ 30 MLN NL 152 643 536 106 142 25 6 29 90 4 2 101 90 .265 .381 .496 .877 137 266 11 2 0 4 7 *5/3 AS,MVP-29
1963 31 MLN NL 158 675 547 82 144 27 4 23 84 3 4 124 119 .263 .399 .453 .852 146 248 9 1 0 3 14 *57
1964 32 MLN NL 141 590 502 83 117 19 1 23 74 2 2 85 100 .233 .344 .412 .756 112 207 8 1 0 2 5 *5/3
1965 33 MLN NL 156 626 546 77 137 23 0 32 95 1 0 73 110 .251 .341 .469 .810 126 256 11 3 1 3 7 *5 MVP-20
1966 34 ATL NL 134 517 452 72 113 21 4 16 53 1 1 63 82 .250 .341 .420 .761 108 190 6 0 1 1 6 *5
1967 35 TOT MLB 137 511 436 53 103 16 2 16 57 2 4 63 88 .236 .333 .392 .725 111 171 6 3 3 6 12 35
1967 35 HOU NL 101 383 328 39 78 13 2 10 38 2 4 48 65 .238 .333 .381 .714 108 125 5 1 2 4 12 35
1967 35 DET AL 36 128 108 14 25 3 0 6 19 0 0 15 23 .231 .331 .426 .757 120 46 1 2 1 2 0 53
1968 36 DET AL 31 57 52 4 11 0 0 3 8 0 0 5 12 .212 .281 .385 .665 98 20 0 0 0 0 1 /35
17 Yrs 2391 10100 8537 1509 2315 354 72 512 1453 68 39 1444 1487 .271 .376 .509 .885 143 4349 123 26 36 58 107
162 Game Avg. 162 684 578 102 157 24 5 35 98 5 3 98 101 .271 .376 .509 .885 143 295 8 2 2
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
ATL (15 yrs) 2223 9532 8049 1452 2201 338 70 493 1388 66 35 1376 1387 .273 .379 .517 .896 145 4158 117 23 33 52 94
DET (2 yrs) 67 185 160 18 36 3 0 9 27 0 0 20 35 .225 .315 .413 .728 113 66 1 2 1 2 1
HOU (1 yr) 101 383 328 39 78 13 2 10 38 2 4 48 65 .238 .333 .381 .714 108 125 5 1 2 4 12
NL (16 yrs) 2324 9915 8377 1491 2279 351 72 503 1426 68 39 1424 1452 .272 .377 .511 .888 144 4283 122 24 35 56 106
AL (2 yrs) 67 185 160 18 36 3 0 9 27 0 0 20 35 .225 .315 .413 .728 113 66 1 2 1 2 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
1952 20 BSN NL 145 593 7 -0 0 -7 0 0 0.0 22 23 2.3 .500 .500 3.1 -0.8 30 $6,000 *5 MVP-21,RoY-3
1953 ★ 21 MLN NL 157 681 56 -0 2 3 1 62 5.8 25 88 8.3 .538 .537 8.2 0.3 85 $10,000 *5 AS,MVP-2
1954 22 MLN NL 138 600 53 1 0 3 0 58 5.6 22 80 7.8 .542 .535 7.7 0.2 77 $35,000 *57 MVP-19
1955 ★ 23 MLN NL 141 616 49 -1 1 4 1 53 5.0 23 76 7.3 .538 .533 7.2 0.2 72 $50,000 *5 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 24 MLN NL 151 651 32 2 2 -2 1 34 3.2 24 58 5.7 .524 .522 6.4 -0.4 61 $50,000 *5 AS
1957 ★ 25 MLN NL 148 666 42 0 3 3 2 50 5.0 24 74 7.4 .535 .532 7.3 0.4 71 $50,000 *5 AS,MVP-8
1958 ★ 26 MLN NL 149 649 17 3 1 16 2 40 4.0 24 63 6.4 .528 .526 4.9 1.9 47 $55,000 *5 AS
1959 ★ 27 MLN NL 148 682 57 -2 1 -2 3 57 5.8 24 80 8.2 .539 .536 8.5 0.1 83 $50,000 *5 AS,MVP-2
1960 ★ 28 MLN NL 153 671 48 1 0 -5 3 47 4.8 25 72 7.3 .532 .531 8.0 -0.3 77 $65,000 *5 AS,MVP-10
1961 ★ 29 MLN NL 152 672 47 -2 2 -1 3 48 4.8 25 73 7.2 .532 .530 7.4 0.2 74 $67,500 *5 AS,MVP-17
1962 ★ 30 MLN NL 152 643 27 -2 1 1 3 30 3.2 24 55 5.6 .521 .519 5.4 0.5 53 $65,000 *5/3 AS,MVP-29
1963 31 MLN NL 158 675 33 -2 0 14 0 45 5.3 25 70 8.0 .533 .532 6.2 1.8 56 $62,500 *57
1964 32 MLN NL 141 590 8 2 1 5 2 19 2.2 22 41 4.6 .515 .513 3.8 1.0 36 $57,500 *5/3
1965 33 MLN NL 156 626 20 1 -0 3 3 27 3.0 24 51 5.4 .519 .519 5.1 0.7 47 $55,000 *5 MVP-20
1966 34 ATL NL 134 517 3 -0 1 1 2 6 0.8 19 25 2.7 .505 .504 2.5 0.4 24 $57,500 *5
1967 35 HOU NL 101 383 2 0 1 -4 -4 -5 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .494 .496 1.3 -0.8 13 $57,500 35
1967 35 DET AL 36 128 3 0 0 0 -0 4 0.4 4 8 0.9 .514 .503 0.9 -0.0 8 53
1968 36 DET AL 31 57 -1 -0 0 1 -0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $75,000 /35
17 Seasons 2391 10100 505 0 18 33 21 578 58.6 371 949 96.4 .525 .523 93.8 5.5 916 $868,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
ATL (15 yrs) 2223 9532 501 -0 16 35 26 578 58.6 352 929 94.3 .527 .525 91.6 6.3 894 $736,000
DET (2 yrs) 67 185 3 0 0 2 -1 5 0.5 6 11 1.1 .508 .502 0.9 0.1 9 $75,000
HOU (1 yr) 101 383 2 0 1 -4 -4 -5 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .494 .496 1.3 -0.8 13 $57,500

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
1957 ❍ 25 MLN NL WS NYY W 7 31 22 4 5 3 0 1 4 0 0 8 5 .227 .433 .500 .933 11 1 0 1 0 0
1958 26 MLN NL WS NYY L 7 31 25 3 4 2 0 0 3 1 0 6 11 .160 .323 .240 .563 6 0 0 0 0 2
1968 ❍ 36 DET AL WS STL W 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 66 50 7 10 5 0 1 7 1 0 15 17 .200 .385 .360 .745 18 1 0 1 0 2
3 WS 16 66 50 7 10 5 0 1 7 1 0 15 17 .200 .385 .360 .745 18 1 0 1 0 2

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 Awards
1952 BSN NL 20 3B 142 142 140 1269.0 438 160 259 19 21 .957 2.97 2.95 .954 3.15 3.12 MVP-21,RoY-3
1953 MLN NL 21 3B 157 157 152 1373.0 495 154 311 30 33 .939 3 3 3.05 2.96 .951 3.04 2.98 AS,MVP-2
1954 MLN NL 22 3B 127 126 118 1117.1 379 112 254 13 28 .966 2 3 2.95 2.88 .952 3.17 3.15 MVP-19
1954 MLN NL 22 LF 10 10 9 90.0 23 21 0 2 0 .913 0 7 2.10 2.10 .971 2.18 2.17 MVP-19
1954 MLN NL 22 OF 10 10 9 90.0 23 21 0 2 0 .913 0 7 2.10 2.10 .975 2.36 2.34 MVP-19
1955 MLN NL 23 3B 137 137 136 1232.1 441 140 280 21 23 .952 4 4 3.07 3.07 .951 3.13 3.10 AS,MVP-18
1956 MLN NL 24 3B 150 148 143 1321.0 445 133 287 25 22 .944 -2 -2 2.86 2.80 .956 3.05 3.02 AS
1957 MLN NL 25 3B 147 147 145 1333.0 446 131 299 16 27 .964 3 3 2.90 2.93 .952 2.96 2.98 AS,MVP-8
1958 MLN NL 26 3B 149 149 144 1312.0 489 116 351 22 24 .955 16 15 3.20 3.13 .952 3.18 3.16 AS
1959 MLN NL 27 3B 148 148 146 1315.2 467 144 305 18 21 .961 -2 -2 3.07 3.03 .950 2.97 2.94 AS,MVP-2
1960 MLN NL 28 3B 153 153 149 1369.1 443 141 280 22 23 .950 -5 -5 2.77 2.75 .952 2.97 2.96 AS,MVP-10
1961 MLN NL 29 3B 151 151 149 1340.1 467 168 281 18 30 .961 -1 -1 3.01 2.97 .948 2.92 2.89 AS,MVP-17
1962 MLN NL 30 3B 140 140 138 1223.0 440 141 283 16 22 .964 2 2 3.12 3.03 .949 2.95 2.92 AS,MVP-29
1962 MLN NL 30 1B 7 7 3 59.0 69 67 2 0 7 1.000 -0 -10 10.53 9.86 .990 9.79 9.70 AS,MVP-29
1963 MLN NL 31 3B 121 115 111 1048.0 402 113 276 13 23 .968 15 18 3.34 3.21 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 MLN NL 31 LF 42 42 22 321.2 70 63 1 6 0 .914 -1 -4 1.79 1.52 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 MLN NL 31 OF 42 42 22 321.2 70 63 1 6 0 .914 -1 -4 1.79 1.52 .977 2.01 2.00
1964 MLN NL 32 3B 128 123 115 1078.0 392 130 247 15 19 .962 5 6 3.15 2.95 .941 2.93 2.91
1964 MLN NL 32 1B 7 7 4 55.0 61 54 5 2 4 .967 0 4 9.65 8.43 .990 10.01 9.94
1965 MLN NL 33 3B 153 146 135 1290.1 433 113 301 19 19 .956 3 3 2.89 2.71 .951 2.82 2.82 MVP-20
1966 ATL NL 34 3B 127 115 94 1023.0 371 114 237 20 31 .946 1 1 3.09 2.76 .954 3.04 3.04
1967 TOT MLB 35 1B 92 80 60 701.2 739 678 52 9 59 .988 1 2 9.36 7.93 .991 9.90 9.90
1967 TOT MLB 35 3B 45 39 32 333.0 103 36 61 6 3 .942 -4 -16 2.62 2.16 .952 3.04 3.04
1967 HOU NL 35 1B 79 68 55 602.2 620 572 40 8 50 .987 -0 -0 9.14 7.75 .991 9.96 9.96
1967 HOU NL 35 3B 24 20 18 178.2 58 22 33 3 3 .948 -4 -25 2.77 2.29 .950 2.96 2.96
1967 DET AL 35 3B 21 19 14 154.1 45 14 28 3 0 .933 -1 -5 2.45 2.00 .955 3.13 3.14
1967 DET AL 35 1B 13 12 5 99.0 119 106 12 1 9 .992 1 13 10.73 9.08 .991 9.53 9.55
1968 DET AL 36 1B 6 6 3 44.0 38 34 3 1 5 .974 1 16 7.57 6.17 .989 9.59 9.53
1968 DET AL 36 3B 6 5 2 33.0 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 1 25 3.55 2.17 .951 3.05 3.03
17 Seasons 3B 2181 2141 2049 19011.1 6664 2049 4322 293 369 .956 40 2 3.02 2.92 .950 3.01 2.99
4 Seasons 1B 112 100 70 859.2 907 833 62 12 75 .987 1 2 9.37 7.99 .991 9.88 9.87
2 Seasons LF 52 52 31 411.2 93 84 1 8 0 .914 -1 -2 1.86 1.63 .971 1.88 1.86
2 Seasons OF 52 52 31 411.2 93 84 1 8 0 .914 -1 -2 1.86 1.63 .977 2.09 2.07
17 Seasons TOT 2345 2293 2150 20282.2 7664 2966 4385 313 444 .959 40 2 3.26 3.13 .955 3.29 3.30
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

Hall of Fame
1974 BBWAA (32.3%)
1975 BBWAA (40.9%)
1976 BBWAA (48.7%)
1977 BBWAA (62.4%)
1978 BBWAA (79.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1978 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1953 (3B)
1955 (3B)
1956
1957 *
1958
1959-1 (3B)
1959-2 *
1960-1 (3B)
1960-2 (3B)
1961-1 (3B)
1961-2 (3B)
1962-2 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (21, 4%)
1953 NL (2, 64%)
1954 NL (19, 1%)
1955 NL (18, 2%)
1957 NL (8, 13%)
1959 NL (2, 56%)
1960 NL (10, 15%)
1961 NL (17, 3%)
1962 NL (29, 0%)
1965 NL (20, 3%)
1.61 Career Shares (135th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1959 September NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1953 NL  8.3 (4th)
1954 NL  7.8 (5th)
1955 NL  7.3 (4th)
1956 NL  5.7 (9th)
1957 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1958 NL  6.4 (6th)
1959 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1960 NL  7.3 (5th)
1961 NL  7.2 (6th)
1963 NL  8.0 (7th)
Career  96.4 (35th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1953 NL  8.3 (2nd)
1954 NL  7.8 (4th)
1955 NL  7.3 (4th)
1956 NL  5.7 (7th)
1957 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1958 NL  6.4 (5th)
1959 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1960 NL  7.3 (4th)
1961 NL  7.2 (6th)
1962 NL  5.6 (8th)
1963 NL  8.0 (4th)
Career  96.4 (23rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1953 NL  8.2 (2nd)
1954 NL  7.7 (3rd)
1955 NL  7.2 (3rd)
1956 NL  6.4 (3rd)
1957 NL  7.3 (4th)
1958 NL  4.9 (5th)
1959 NL  8.4 (2nd)
1960 NL  7.9 (2nd)
1961 NL  7.3 (1st)
1962 NL  5.4 (6th)
1963 NL  6.2 (5th)
Career  93.8 (22nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1958 NL  1.9 (7th)
1963 NL  1.8 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1959 NL  .306 (9th)
1961 NL  .306 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1953 NL  .406 (5th)
1954 NL  .423 (4th)
1955 NL  .413 (3rd)
1956 NL  .373 (8th)
1957 NL  .387 (6th)
1959 NL  .390 (5th)
1960 NL  .397 (3rd)
1961 NL  .402 (3rd)
1962 NL  .381 (8th)
1963 NL  .399 (1st)
Career  .376 (201st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1953 NL  .627 (2nd)
1954 NL  .603 (5th)
1955 NL  .601 (3rd)
1956 NL  .518 (10th)
1957 NL  .540 (6th)
1959 NL  .593 (3rd)
1960 NL  .551 (6th)
1961 NL  .535 (8th)
Career  .509 (77th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1953 NL  1.033 (3rd)
1954 NL  1.026 (5th)
1955 NL  1.014 (3rd)
1956 NL  .892 (8th)
1957 NL  .927 (6th)
1959 NL  .983 (2nd)
1960 NL  .948 (2nd)
1961 NL  .937 (7th)
1962 NL  .877 (10th)
1963 NL  .852 (7th)
Career  .885 (77th)

Games Played s c a p y
1953 NL  157 (2nd)
1958 NL  149 (9th)
1960 NL  153 (4th)
1961 NL  152 (9th)
1963 NL  158 (8th)
Career  2,391 (85th)

At Bats s c a p y
1959 NL  594 (8th)
Career  8,537 (100th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1953 NL  681 (6th)
1958 NL  649 (7th)
1959 NL  682 (7th)
1960 NL  671 (5th)
1961 NL  672 (2nd)
Career  10,100 (73rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1953 NL  110 (5th)
1955 NL  108 (6th)
1956 NL  103 (4th)
1957 NL  109 (4th)
1958 NL  97 (6th)
1959 NL  118 (3rd)
1960 NL  108 (2nd)
1961 NL  103 (7th)
1962 NL  106 (8th)
Career  1,509 (67th)

Hits s c a p y
1953 NL  175 (10th)
1959 NL  182 (5th)
1961 NL  175 (8th)
Career  2,315 (145th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1953 NL  363 (2nd)
1954 NL  287 (8th)
1955 NL  300 (9th)
1956 NL  286 (8th)
1957 NL  309 (5th)
1959 NL  352 (2nd)
1960 NL  302 (6th)
1961 NL  306 (8th)
Career  4,349 (56th)

Triples s c a p y
1953 NL  8 (8th)
1957 NL  9 (3rd)
1959 NL  8 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  25 (4th)
1953 NL  47 (1st)
1954 NL  40 (5th)
1955 NL  41 (5th)
1956 NL  37 (4th)
1957 NL  32 (5th)
1958 NL  31 (3rd)
1959 NL  46 (1st)
1960 NL  39 (3rd)
1961 NL  32 (7th)
1962 NL  29 (8th)
1965 NL  32 (6th)
Career  512 (22nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1953 NL  135 (2nd)
1954 NL  103 (8th)
1956 NL  95 (6th)
1957 NL  94 (7th)
1959 NL  114 (5th)
1960 NL  124 (2nd)
1961 NL  91 (9th)
Career  1,453 (59th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1953 NL  99 (4th)
1954 NL  113 (2nd)
1955 NL  109 (1st)
1956 NL  91 (4th)
1957 NL  90 (3rd)
1958 NL  85 (3rd)
1959 NL  80 (4th)
1960 NL  111 (2nd)
1961 NL  93 (1st)
1962 NL  101 (1st)
1963 NL  124 (1st)
1964 NL  85 (2nd)
1965 NL  73 (10th)
Career  1,444 (24th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 NL  115 (1st)
1953 NL  83 (8th)
1955 NL  98 (2nd)
1956 NL  86 (6th)
1958 NL  85 (7th)
1960 NL  113 (2nd)
1961 NL  95 (3rd)
1963 NL  119 (5th)
1964 NL  100 (8th)
Career  1,487 (61st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1954 NL  10 (6th)
1961 NL  12 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1961 NL  114 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1953 NL  171 (1st)
1954 NL  172 (2nd)
1955 NL  170 (2nd)
1956 NL  143 (5th)
1957 NL  154 (4th)
1959 NL  168 (2nd)
1960 NL  166 (2nd)
1961 NL  156 (5th)
1962 NL  137 (8th)
1963 NL  146 (5th)
Career  143 (57th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1953 NL  145 (3rd)
1954 NL  123 (6th)
1955 NL  131 (4th)
1956 NL  114 (6th)
1957 NL  126 (4th)
1959 NL  143 (2nd)
1960 NL  128 (1st)
1961 NL  128 (4th)
1962 NL  106 (10th)
1963 NL  106 (9th)
Career  1,716 (46th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  62 (2nd)
1954 NL  55 (5th)
1955 NL  54 (3rd)
1956 NL  36 (6th)
1957 NL  45 (4th)
1959 NL  56 (2nd)
1960 NL  53 (1st)
1961 NL  48 (4th)
1962 NL  31 (5th)
1963 NL  40 (5th)
Career  549 (34th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1953 NL  5.8 (2nd)
1954 NL  5.2 (5th)
1955 NL  5.2 (3rd)
1956 NL  3.5 (6th)
1957 NL  4.4 (4th)
1959 NL  5.4 (2nd)
1960 NL  5.3 (1st)
1961 NL  4.6 (4th)
1962 NL  3.0 (5th)
1963 NL  4.2 (5th)
Career  53.7 (33rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1952 NL  53 (8th)
1953 NL  86 (2nd)
1954 NL  65 (6th)
1955 NL  69 (7th)
1957 NL  69 (6th)
1959 NL  70 (6th)
1960 NL  65 (7th)
1961 NL  61 (8th)
1962 NL  60 (9th)
Career  938 (55th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1953 NL  276 (3rd)
1954 NL  253 (8th)
1955 NL  254 (6th)
1956 NL  242 (6th)
1957 NL  257 (4th)
1958 NL  224 (9th)
1959 NL  265 (2nd)
1960 NL  265 (2nd)
1961 NL  270 (1st)
1962 NL  245 (10th)
1963 NL  269 (2nd)
Career  3,785 (65th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1953 NL  .767 (3rd)
1954 NL  .766 (5th)
1955 NL  .783 (3rd)
1956 NL  .715 (3rd)
1957 NL  .741 (4th)
1959 NL  .773 (2nd)
1960 NL  .763 (2nd)
1961 NL  .736 (4th)
1962 NL  .681 (9th)
1963 NL  .734 (5th)
Career  .704 (70th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1958 NL  8 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
Career  58 (234th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  20 (2nd)
1956 NL  17 (5th)
1963 NL  14 (5th)
Career  107 (103rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1961 NL  7 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
1961 NL  63.16 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1952 NL  9.7 (10th)
1954 NL  16.0 (1st)
1956 NL  10.3 (9th)
1961 NL  17.5 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1952 NL  21.1 (5th)
1953 NL  12.3 (1st)
1954 NL  11.9 (2nd)
1955 NL  12.2 (2nd)
1956 NL  14.9 (4th)
1957 NL  17.9 (7th)
1958 NL  17.6 (3rd)
1959 NL  12.9 (1st)
1960 NL  14.1 (1st)
1961 NL  17.9 (9th)
1962 NL  18.5 (9th)
1963 NL  23.8 (8th)
1964 NL  21.8 (10th)
1965 NL  17.1 (4th)
Career  16.7 (40th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1958 NL  434 (8th)
Career  6,478 (95th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1953 NL  59.62 (3rd)
1954 NL  48.99 (5th)
1955 NL  43.59 (3rd)
1956 NL  42.00 (2nd)
1957 NL  46.09 (5th)
1959 NL  64.59 (2nd)
1960 NL  67.70 (1st)
1961 NL  47.91 (5th)
1962 NL  38.31 (9th)
1963 NL  49.76 (5th)
Career  626.44 (21st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1953 NL  3.7 (6th)
1954 NL  4.5 (5th)
1955 NL  4.5 (4th)
1956 NL  4.1 (6th)
1957 NL  5.5 (3rd)
1959 NL  4.6 (6th)
1960 NL  6.1 (1st)
1961 NL  3.7 (6th)
1963 NL  4.5 (5th)
1965 NL  3.6 (10th)
Career  58.6 (20th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1952 NL  2.0 (10th)
1953 NL  4.6 (4th)
1954 NL  5.6 (4th)
1955 NL  5.0 (3rd)
1956 NL  3.6 (7th)
1957 NL  4.3 (5th)
1958 NL  2.8 (10th)
1959 NL  6.6 (2nd)
1960 NL  5.7 (1st)
1961 NL  5.1 (3rd)
1962 NL  3.6 (7th)
1963 NL  4.9 (5th)
Career  61.6 (21st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1953 NL  5.8 (2nd)
1954 NL  4.8 (5th)
1955 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1956 NL  4.3 (1st)
1957 NL  4.6 (4th)
1959 NL  6.5 (2nd)
1960 NL  7.0 (1st)
1961 NL  4.8 (5th)
1962 NL  3.8 (8th)
1963 NL  5.3 (5th)
Career  63.1 (18th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1953 NL  30 (4th)
1956 NL  25 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1958 NL  16 (4th)
1963 NL  14 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  142 (3rd)
1953 NL  157 (1st)
1954 NL  127 (4th)
1955 NL  137 (3rd)
1956 NL  150 (1st)
1957 NL  147 (2nd)
1958 NL  149 (1st)
1959 NL  148 (2nd)
1960 NL  153 (2nd)
1961 NL  151 (3rd)
1962 NL  140 (5th)
1965 NL  153 (4th)
1966 NL  127 (5th)
Career  2,181 (8th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  160 (3rd)
1953 NL  154 (3rd)
1955 NL  140 (2nd)
1956 NL  133 (2nd)
1957 NL  131 (3rd)
1958 NL  116 (5th)
1959 NL  144 (2nd)
1960 NL  141 (1st)
1961 NL  168 (1st)
1962 NL  141 (4th)
1963 NL  113 (5th)
1966 NL  114 (3rd)
Career  2,049 (9th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  259 (3rd)
1953 NL  311 (2nd)
1954 NL  254 (5th)
1955 NL  280 (1st)
1956 NL  287 (2nd)
1957 NL  299 (1st)
1958 NL  351 (1st)
1959 NL  305 (2nd)
1960 NL  280 (3rd)
1961 NL  281 (3rd)
1962 NL  283 (3rd)
1963 NL  276 (4th)
1965 NL  301 (3rd)
1966 NL  237 (5th)
Career  4,322 (8th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  19 (2nd)
1953 NL  30 (1st)
1955 NL  21 (2nd)
1956 NL  25 (1st)
1957 NL  16 (1st)
1958 NL  22 (2nd)
1959 NL  18 (5th)
1960 NL  22 (2nd)
1966 NL  20 (4th)
Career  293 (34th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  21 (4th)
1953 NL  33 (3rd)
1954 NL  28 (1st)
1955 NL  23 (3rd)
1956 NL  22 (3rd)
1957 NL  27 (2nd)
1958 NL  24 (3rd)
1959 NL  21 (3rd)
1960 NL  23 (3rd)
1961 NL  30 (2nd)
1962 NL  22 (4th)
1963 NL  23 (3rd)
1964 NL  19 (5th)
1966 NL  31 (3rd)
Career  369 (10th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (5th)
1954 NL  2 (5th)
1957 NL  3 (5th)
1958 NL  16 (1st)
1962 NL  2 (5th)
1963 NL  15 (1st)
1964 NL  5 (2nd)
1965 NL  3 (5th)
Career  40 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1952 NL  2.97 (5th)
1953 NL  3.05 (5th)
1954 NL  2.95 (5th)
1957 NL  2.90 (2nd)
1958 NL  3.20 (3rd)
1959 NL  3.07 (3rd)
1961 NL  3.01 (4th)
1962 NL  3.12 (2nd)
1963 NL  3.34 (1st)
1964 NL  3.15 (4th)
1965 NL  2.89 (3rd)
1966 NL  3.09 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  2.95 (3rd)
1953 NL  2.96 (4th)
1954 NL  2.88 (5th)
1955 NL  3.07 (2nd)
1956 NL  2.80 (5th)
1957 NL  2.93 (2nd)
1958 NL  3.13 (3rd)
1959 NL  3.03 (3rd)
1960 NL  2.75 (5th)
1961 NL  2.97 (3rd)
1962 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1963 NL  3.21 (1st)
1964 NL  2.95 (4th)
1965 NL  2.71 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  .957 (4th)
1953 NL  .939 (5th)
1954 NL  .966 (2nd)
1955 NL  .952 (2nd)
1957 NL  .964 (3rd)
1958 NL  .955 (5th)
1959 NL  .961 (3rd)
1960 NL  .950 (4th)
1961 NL  .961 (2nd)
1962 NL  .964 (3rd)
1963 NL  .968 (1st)
1964 NL  .962 (3rd)
1965 NL  .956 (5th)
1966 NL  .946 (5th)
Career  .956 (97th)

Oldest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1931-10-13 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1952 NL  born 1931-10-13 (10th)
1953 NL  born 1931-10-13 (10th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 16 (144), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 183 (53), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 162 (73), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 54 (68), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (2nd), 96.4 career WAR/54.3 7yr-peak WAR/75.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1952 20 Boston Braves $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 21 Milwaukee Braves $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 22 Milwaukee Braves $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 23 Milwaukee Braves $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 24 Milwaukee Braves $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 25 Milwaukee Braves $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 26 Milwaukee Braves $55,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 27 Milwaukee Braves $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1960 28 Milwaukee Braves $65,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/3/60 AP:40000.00,
1961 29 Milwaukee Braves $67,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 30 Milwaukee Braves $65,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/7/62 TSN:60000.00,
1963 31 Milwaukee Braves $62,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 32 Milwaukee Braves $57,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 33 Milwaukee Braves $55,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1966 34 Atlanta Braves $57,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1967 35 Houston Astros $57,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Noll/Fort/Hylan database:57500.00,
1968 36 Detroit Tigers $75,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 1/20/68 TSN: $50,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$868,500
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.

Name Translations

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German: Eddie Mathews Statistik
Spanish: Eddie Mathews Estadísticas
French: Eddie Mathews statistiques
Japanese: エディ・マシューズ 統計

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Name and misspellings: Edwin Eddie eddy edward Lee Mathews matthews

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