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Jerry May

Jerry Lee May

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 14, 1943 in Staunton, VA
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1964 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1967 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Royals/Mets 1964-1973

Final Game: June 3, 1973 (Age 29)
Died: June 30, 1996 in Swoope, VA
Buried: Union Cemetery, Parnassus, VA
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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
1964 20 PIT NL 11 35 31 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 9 .258 .314 .258 .572 65 8 1 0 0 1 0 2
1965 21 PIT NL 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 183 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1966 22 PIT NL 42 56 52 6 13 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 15 .250 .291 .385 .676 86 20 0 1 1 0 1 2
1967 23 PIT NL 110 365 325 23 88 13 2 3 22 0 0 36 55 .271 .348 .351 .699 101 114 14 3 0 1 19 *2
1968 24 PIT NL 137 467 416 26 91 15 2 1 33 0 0 41 80 .219 .293 .272 .564 72 113 10 3 6 1 12 *2
1969 25 PIT NL 62 205 190 21 44 8 0 7 23 1 1 9 53 .232 .268 .384 .653 83 73 2 2 0 4 0 2
1970 26 PIT NL 51 163 139 13 29 4 2 1 16 0 0 21 25 .209 .313 .288 .601 65 40 3 1 0 2 6 2
1971 27 KCR AL 71 249 218 16 55 13 2 1 24 0 0 27 37 .252 .329 .344 .673 93 75 7 0 0 4 8 2
1972 28 KCR AL 53 131 116 10 22 5 1 1 4 0 0 14 13 .190 .277 .276 .553 66 32 4 0 1 0 2 2
1973 29 TOT MLB 15 43 38 4 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 6 .158 .256 .237 .493 37 9 1 1 0 0 0 2
1973 29 KCR AL 11 34 30 4 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 5 .133 .235 .233 .469 30 7 1 1 0 0 0 2
1973 29 NYM NL 4 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 66 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
10 Yrs 556 1716 1527 120 357 63 10 15 130 1 2 157 293 .234 .307 .318 .625 81 485 42 11 8 13 48
162 Game Avg. 162 500 445 35 104 18 3 4 38 0 1 46 85 .234 .307 .318 .625 81 141 12 3 2 4 14
PIT (7 yrs) 417 1293 1155 90 274 44 6 13 100 1 2 112 237 .237 .308 .319 .627 82 369 30 10 7 9 38
KCR (3 yrs) 135 414 364 30 81 19 4 2 30 0 0 44 55 .223 .305 .313 .618 79 114 12 1 1 4 10
NYM (1 yr) 4 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 66 2 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 421 1302 1163 90 276 44 6 13 100 1 2 113 238 .237 .308 .319 .627 82 371 30 10 7 9 38
AL (3 yrs) 135 414 364 30 81 19 4 2 30 0 0 44 55 .223 .305 .313 .618 79 114 12 1 1 4 10

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
1964 20 PIT NL 11 35 -1 0 -0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .465 .498 0.1 -0.3 1 2
1965 21 PIT NL 4 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1966 22 PIT NL 42 56 -0 -1 0 0 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 2
1967 23 PIT NL 110 365 -4 -2 -1 3 6 1 0.2 13 14 1.5 .501 .501 1.1 1.1 11 *2
1968 24 PIT NL 137 467 -15 -1 0 5 7 -3 -0.2 16 13 1.5 .497 .498 0.6 1.7 8 *2
1969 25 PIT NL 62 205 -5 0 0 3 3 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .501 .500 0.4 0.7 5 2
1970 26 PIT NL 51 163 -9 -0 -0 6 2 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .498 .499 -0.2 0.9 -1 $24,000 2
1971 27 KCR AL 71 249 -2 -0 -0 4 4 5 0.6 9 14 1.4 .508 .504 1.0 0.9 10 $25,000 2
1972 28 KCR AL 53 131 -4 -1 -0 -2 2 -5 -0.7 5 -0 -0.2 .488 .496 0.1 -0.0 2 2
1973 29 KCR AL 11 34 -1 0 -0 -4 1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .462 .497 0.1 -0.3 1 $30,000 2
1973 29 NYM NL 4 9 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 /2
10 Seasons 556 1716 -41 -5 -2 12 27 -10 -0.8 60 50 5.3 .498 .500 3.5 4.9 38 $79,000
PIT (7 yrs) 417 1293 -34 -4 -1 14 20 -6 -0.2 45 39 4.3 .498 .499 2.3 4.3 25 $24,000
KCR (3 yrs) 135 414 -7 -1 -1 -2 7 -4 -0.5 14 10 1.0 .497 .500 1.2 0.5 12 $55,000
NYM (1 yr) 4 9 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .493 .500 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
1964 PIT NL 20 C 11 10 8 89.2 86 80 5 1 0 .988 -3 -40 8.53 7.73 .988 6.82 6.76 3 6 7 1 13% 40% 0
1965 PIT NL 21 C 4 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .990 6.98 6.98 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 C 41 13 6 155.1 128 114 12 2 3 .984 0 0 7.30 3.07 .987 6.84 6.83 5 3 3 5 63% 40% 1
1967 PIT NL 23 C 110 103 81 868.1 606 550 52 4 9 .993 3 4 6.24 5.47 .990 6.89 6.89 8 21 35 28 44% 40% 0
1968 PIT NL 24 C 135 128 105 1121.0 832 752 70 10 10 .988 5 5 6.60 6.09 .990 6.87 6.90 7 31 42 37 47% 39% 5
1969 PIT NL 25 C 52 50 45 426.2 349 325 22 2 3 .994 3 8 7.32 6.67 .989 7.06 7.01 4 11 14 13 48% 40% 0
1970 PIT NL 26 C 45 40 32 357.2 314 280 32 2 2 .994 6 20 7.85 6.93 .987 6.85 6.82 6 9 20 20 50% 33% 0
1971 KCR AL 27 C 71 67 57 576.2 353 314 38 1 6 .997 4 8 5.49 4.96 .988 6.37 6.34 5 14 25 18 42% 39% 2
1972 KCR AL 28 C 41 32 29 294.0 192 175 13 4 1 .979 -2 -8 5.76 4.59 .985 6.48 6.46 2 8 19 9 32% 39% 0
1973 TOT MLB 29 C 15 12 7 102.0 64 57 4 3 2 .953 -4 -47 5.38 4.07 .985 6.11 6.11 1 4 12 1 8% 38% 0
1973 KCR AL 29 C 11 9 6 84.0 50 43 4 3 2 .940 -4 -57 5.04 4.27 .985 6.05 6.02 1 4 12 1 8% 38% 0
1973 NYM NL 29 C 4 3 1 18.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.00 3.50 .987 6.35 6.35 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons C 525 455 370 3999.1 2926 2649 248 29 36 .990 12 4 6.52 5.52 .989 6.77 6.76 41 107 177 132 43% 39% 8
10 Seasons TOT 525 455 370 3999.1 2926 2649 248 29 36 .990 12 4 6.52 5.52 .989 6.77 6.76 41 107 177 132 43% 39% 8
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
1979 BBWAA ()

Defensive WARs c a p y
1968 NL  1.7 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1967 NL  19 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1968 NL  135 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1968 NL  752 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1968 NL  70 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1968 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1967 NL  9 (3rd)
1968 NL  10 (3rd)
1971 AL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1968 NL  37 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1968 NL  46.8 (5th)
1970 NL  50.0 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1968 NL  5 (3rd)
1970 NL  6 (4th)
1971 AL  4 (4th)
Career  12 (94th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1967 NL  .993 (5th)
Career  .990 (86th)

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
197026Pittsburgh Pirates$24,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197127Kansas City Royals$25,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197329Kansas City Royals$30,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,000
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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