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Carlos May

Carlos May

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 17, 1948 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Parker HS (Birmingham, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1968 (Age 20.112, 10,343rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Angels 1968-1977

Final Game: October 2, 1977 (Age 29.138)
Relatives: Brother of Lee May
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 28, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1325. Jose Hernandez… #1326. Bill Robinson… #1327. Doug Mientkiewicz… #1328. CARLOS MAY… #1329. Jim Pagliaroni… #1330. Rob Deer… #1331. Bobby Richardson… 

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
1968 20 CHW AL 17 71 67 4 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 15 .179 .214 .194 .408 22 13 1 0 1 0 1 7/9
1969 ★ 21 CHW AL 100 434 367 62 103 18 2 18 62 1 4 58 66 .281 .385 .488 .873 137 179 11 6 0 3 7 79 AS,RoY-3
1970 22 CHW AL 150 643 555 83 158 28 4 12 68 12 5 79 96 .285 .373 .414 .788 117 230 25 3 0 6 9 *7/3
1971 23 CHW AL 141 574 500 64 147 21 7 7 70 16 7 62 61 .294 .375 .406 .781 119 203 16 6 1 5 5 *3/7
1972 ★ 24 CHW AL 148 615 523 83 161 26 3 12 68 23 14 79 70 .308 .405 .438 .843 148 229 10 9 0 4 14 *7/3 AS,MVP-21
1973 25 CHW AL 149 617 553 62 148 20 0 20 96 8 6 53 73 .268 .334 .412 .747 107 228 14 5 1 5 5 D7/3 MVP-29
1974 26 CHW AL 149 604 551 66 137 19 2 8 58 8 9 46 76 .249 .306 .334 .640 82 184 9 1 2 4 3 *7D
1975 27 CHW AL 128 534 454 55 123 19 2 8 53 12 7 67 46 .271 .373 .374 .747 111 170 12 9 0 4 13 37D
1976 28 TOT AL 107 405 351 45 91 13 2 3 43 5 1 43 37 .259 .344 .333 .677 100 117 6 5 1 5 2 D7/3
1976 28 CHW AL 20 72 63 7 11 2 0 0 3 4 0 9 5 .175 .278 .206 .484 43 13 0 0 0 0 0 D/7
1976 28 NYY AL 87 333 288 38 80 11 2 3 40 1 1 34 32 .278 .358 .361 .720 113 104 6 5 1 5 2 D/73
1977 29 TOT AL 76 226 199 21 47 7 1 2 17 0 0 22 25 .236 .311 .312 .623 72 62 8 1 1 3 4 D/379
1977 29 NYY AL 65 203 181 21 41 7 1 2 16 0 0 17 24 .227 .292 .309 .601 66 56 7 1 1 3 4 D/79
1977 29 CAL AL 11 23 18 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 .333 .478 .333 .812 131 6 1 0 0 0 0 /3D
10 Yrs 1165 4723 4120 545 1127 172 23 90 536 85 53 512 565 .274 .357 .392 .749 111 1615 112 45 7 39 63
162 Game Avg. 162 657 573 76 157 24 3 13 75 12 7 71 79 .274 .357 .392 .749 111 225 16 6 1 5 9
CHW (9 yrs) 1002 4164 3633 486 1000 154 20 85 479 84 52 456 508 .275 .359 .399 .758 114 1449 98 39 5 31 57
NYY (2 yrs) 152 536 469 59 121 18 3 5 56 1 1 51 56 .258 .333 .341 .674 94 160 13 6 2 8 6
CAL (1 yr) 11 23 18 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 .333 .478 .333 .812 131 6 1 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
1968 20 CHW AL 17 71 -6 -0 0 -2 -1 -9 -1.2 2 -6 -0.9 .433 .493 -0.7 -0.3 -5 7/9
1969 ★ 21 CHW AL 100 434 18 -1 -0 -10 -5 0 -0.1 15 15 1.4 .500 .500 2.7 -1.8 25 79 AS,RoY-3
1970 22 CHW AL 150 643 15 0 -1 -8 -8 -2 -0.3 22 20 1.9 .499 .499 3.0 -1.9 28 *7/3
1971 23 CHW AL 141 574 10 -1 -0 -12 -8 -12 -1.5 20 8 0.6 .490 .491 2.0 -2.4 20 *3/7
1972 ★ 24 CHW AL 148 615 34 -1 2 -10 -7 18 2.0 22 40 4.4 .515 .513 5.7 -2.2 49 *7/3 AS,MVP-21
1973 25 CHW AL 149 617 7 -0 0 -2 -10 -5 -0.3 22 17 1.8 .496 .497 1.9 -1.2 19 $70,000 D7/3 MVP-29
1974 26 CHW AL 149 604 -11 -3 2 1 -7 -17 -1.9 22 4 0.3 .487 .488 0.2 -0.6 3 $70,000 *7D
1975 27 CHW AL 128 534 5 1 1 -9 -7 -9 -0.8 19 10 1.0 .493 .494 1.9 -1.7 19 37D
1976 28 CHW AL 20 72 -4 1 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.3 .473 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1 D/7
1976 28 NYY AL 87 333 7 1 0 -0 -7 2 0.2 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.5 -0.8 14 D/73
1977 29 NYY AL 65 203 -11 0 -1 0 -5 -17 -1.8 7 -10 -1.1 .472 .489 -1.1 -0.5 -10 D/79
1977 29 CAL AL 11 23 1 -1 -0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /3D
10 Seasons 1165 4723 65 -4 3 -54 -68 -57 -6.2 166 109 10.5 .495 .497 17.0 -13.7 162 $140,000
CHW (9 yrs) 1002 4164 68 -5 4 -53 -55 -41 -4.6 146 105 10.1 .495 .497 16.5 -12.3 158 $140,000
NYY (2 yrs) 152 536 -4 1 -1 -0 -12 -16 -1.5 19 4 0.3 .489 .496 0.4 -1.3 4
CAL (1 yr) 11 23 1 -1 -0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.1 -0.1 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
1976 28 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 3 11 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .300 .573 3 0 0 0 0 1
1976 28 NYY AL WS CIN L 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 7 20 19 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .105 .150 .158 .308 3 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALCS 3 11 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .300 .573 3 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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 Awards
1968 CHW AL 20 OF 17 17 11 142.0 25 24 0 1 0 .960 -2 -14 1.52 1.41 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 CHW AL 20 LF 15 15 11 126.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -1 -11 1.57 1.47 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 CHW AL 20 RF 2 2 0 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 1.69 1.50 .977 1.86 1.85
1969 CHW AL 21 OF 100 98 93 863.2 167 154 10 3 0 .982 -10 -15 1.71 1.64 .978 2.13 2.13 AS,RoY-3
1969 CHW AL 21 LF 80 77 75 689.1 135 123 9 3 0 .978 -5 -9 1.72 1.65 .978 1.99 1.99 AS,RoY-3
1969 CHW AL 21 RF 22 21 18 174.1 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -5 -35 1.50 1.32 .974 1.91 1.91 AS,RoY-3
1970 CHW AL 22 LF 141 141 130 1209.0 213 199 12 2 2 .991 -7 -7 1.57 1.50 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 CHW AL 22 OF 141 141 130 1209.0 217 203 12 2 2 .991 -7 -7 1.60 1.52 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 CHW AL 22 1B 7 7 7 66.1 86 73 11 2 6 .977 -1 -18 11.40 12.00 .991 9.58 9.56
1971 CHW AL 23 1B 130 123 122 1117.0 1278 1189 71 18 90 .986 -13 -14 10.15 9.69 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 CHW AL 23 LF 9 9 6 71.2 18 16 1 1 1 .944 1 13 2.13 1.89 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 CHW AL 23 OF 9 9 6 71.2 19 17 1 1 0 .947 1 13 2.26 2.00 .982 2.24 2.22
1972 CHW AL 24 LF 145 144 126 1254.1 227 210 13 4 2 .982 -9 -9 1.60 1.54 .980 1.89 1.89 AS,MVP-21
1972 CHW AL 24 OF 145 144 126 1254.1 232 215 13 4 2 .983 -9 -9 1.64 1.57 .983 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-21
1972 CHW AL 24 1B 5 2 2 25.0 35 32 2 1 0 .971 -0 -19 12.24 6.80 .991 9.76 9.72 AS,MVP-21
1973 CHW AL 25 DH 75 75 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 LF 70 70 59 585.2 126 118 7 1 1 .992 -2 -4 1.92 1.79 .977 2.00 1.99 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 OF 70 70 59 585.2 126 118 7 1 0 .992 -2 -4 1.92 1.79 .979 2.29 2.27 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 1B 2 2 2 18.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 13 6.00 6.00 .992 9.85 9.80 MVP-29
1974 CHW AL 26 LF 129 126 116 1116.2 260 246 11 3 1 .988 1 1 2.07 1.99 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 CHW AL 26 OF 129 126 116 1116.2 259 245 11 3 1 .988 1 1 2.06 1.98 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 CHW AL 26 DH 13 11
1975 CHW AL 27 1B 63 62 50 527.0 560 508 46 6 54 .989 -2 -4 9.46 8.79 .990 9.84 9.81
1975 CHW AL 27 LF 46 45 35 384.0 79 71 6 2 1 .975 -7 -21 1.80 1.67 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 CHW AL 27 OF 46 45 35 384.0 80 72 6 2 1 .975 -7 -21 1.83 1.70 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 CHW AL 27 DH 19 18
1976 TOT AL 28 DH 81 74
1976 TOT AL 28 LF 16 15 10 127.2 32 31 0 1 0 .969 -1 -12 2.19 1.94 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 TOT AL 28 OF 16 15 10 127.2 33 32 0 1 0 .970 -1 -12 2.26 2.00 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 CHW AL 28 DH 10 9
1976 CHW AL 28 LF 9 8 4 59.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.96 1.44 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 CHW AL 28 OF 9 8 4 59.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.96 1.44 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 NYY AL 28 DH 71 65
1976 NYY AL 28 LF 7 7 6 68.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -0 -5 2.38 2.57 .978 2.22 2.24
1976 NYY AL 28 OF 7 7 6 68.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -0 -5 2.51 2.71 .981 2.48 2.49
1976 NYY AL 28 1B 1 1 1 8.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10.12 9.00 .992 9.90 9.90
1977 TOT AL 29 DH 54 51
1977 NYY AL 29 DH 53 50
1977 NYY AL 29 OF 4 2 1 22.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.23 0.75 .977 2.33 2.33
1977 NYY AL 29 LF 2 2 1 17.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.06 1.00 .975 2.12 2.10
1977 NYY AL 29 RF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 1.00 .975 2.16 2.05
1977 CAL AL 29 1B 3 3 1 24.0 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -40 6.38 5.67 .990 10.01 9.93
1977 CAL AL 29 DH 1 1
10 Seasons OF 677 667 587 5776.2 1161 1083 60 18 6 .984 -37 -8 1.78 1.69 .980 2.25 2.24
10 Seasons LF 653 644 569 5581.1 1115 1038 59 18 8 .984 -31 -7 1.77 1.68 .977 1.97 1.97
5 Seasons DH 242 229
7 Seasons 1B 211 200 185 1785.1 1997 1837 133 27 151 .986 -17 -11 9.93 9.34 .991 9.68 9.63
3 Seasons RF 26 23 18 195.1 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 -5 -33 1.57 1.31 .974 1.91 1.92
10 Seasons TOT 888 867 772 7562.0 3158 2920 193 45 157 .986 -54 -9 3.70 3.51 .987 4.00 3.99
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1983 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (21, 2%)
1973 AL (29, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1972 AL  5.7 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1971 AL  .294 (7th)
1972 AL  .308 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1972 AL  .405 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1972 AL  .843 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1972 AL  83 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1972 AL  161 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1972 AL  229 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1973 AL  96 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 AL  79 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1971 AL  16 (10th)
1972 AL  23 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1972 AL  120 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1972 AL  148 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1972 AL  96 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  36 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1972 AL  4.0 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1972 AL  249 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1972 AL  .750 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 AL  9 (3rd)
1975 AL  9 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 AL  14 (5th)
1975 AL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1970 AL  25 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1972 AL  14 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1970 AL  70.59 (9th)
1971 AL  69.57 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1972 AL  15.8 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1972 AL  42.08 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1969 AL  4.0 (9th)
1972 AL  6.4 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.0 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.5 (4th)

Putoutss c a p y
1971 AL  1,206 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  130 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  1,189 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  71 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  18 (1st)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  141 (3rd)
1972 AL  145 (4th)
1974 AL  129 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  199 (5th)
1972 AL  210 (4th)
1974 AL  246 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  9 (4th)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1972 AL  13 (1st)
1973 AL  7 (5th)
1974 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  59 (82nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  2 (3rd)
1971 AL  1 (3rd)
1972 AL  2 (2nd)
1973 AL  1 (5th)
1974 AL  1 (5th)
1975 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1972 AL  145 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1970 AL  12 (5th)
1972 AL  13 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1971 AL  10.15 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  9.69 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  .991 (3rd)
1972 AL  .982 (5th)
1974 AL  .988 (1st)
Career  .984 (51st)

Youngest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1948-05-17 (2nd)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 25 (919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1285), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1477), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (193rd), 10.5 career WAR/12.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1973 25 Chicago White Sox $70,000 ? 3/17/73 TSN" $75
1974 26 Chicago White Sox $70,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide Player loss; $85K demand
Career to date (may be incomplete)$140,000
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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Japanese: カルロス・メイ 統計

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