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Lee May

Lee Andrew May (Big Bopper)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 23, 1943 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Parker HS (Birmingham, AL)
School: Miles College (Fairfield, AL)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1965 (Age 22.162)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Reds/Astros/Royals 1965-1982

Final Game: September 24, 1982 (Age 39.185)
Relatives: Brother of Carlos May
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Standard Batting

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
1965 22 CIN NL 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 23 CIN NL 25 75 75 14 25 5 1 2 10 0 1 0 14 .333 .333 .507 .840 121 38 1 0 0 0 0 3
1967 24 CIN NL 127 472 438 54 116 29 2 12 57 4 8 19 80 .265 .308 .422 .730 98 185 10 10 1 4 3 379
1968 25 CIN NL 146 602 559 78 162 32 1 22 80 4 7 34 100 .290 .337 .469 .805 135 262 20 6 2 1 11 *397
1969 ★ 26 CIN NL 158 665 607 85 169 32 3 38 110 5 4 45 142 .278 .331 .529 .860 133 321 12 6 0 7 8 *3/79 AS,MVP-30
1970 27 CIN NL 153 649 605 78 153 34 2 34 94 1 1 38 125 .253 .297 .484 .782 103 293 19 2 0 4 5 *3
1971 ★ 28 CIN NL 147 602 553 85 154 17 3 39 98 3 0 42 135 .278 .332 .532 .864 147 294 13 4 0 3 2 *3 AS,MVP-12
1972 ★ 29 HOU NL 148 647 592 87 168 31 2 29 98 3 1 52 145 .284 .343 .490 .833 137 290 13 2 0 1 12 *3 AS,MVP-9
1973 30 HOU NL 148 590 545 65 147 24 3 28 105 1 1 34 122 .270 .310 .479 .789 117 261 13 2 0 9 10 *3 MVP-19
1974 31 HOU NL 152 590 556 59 149 26 0 24 85 1 0 17 97 .268 .294 .444 .738 109 247 12 7 1 9 2 *3
1975 32 BAL AL 146 626 580 67 152 28 3 20 99 1 2 36 91 .262 .308 .424 .732 111 246 26 5 0 5 8 *3/D MVP-28
1976 33 BAL AL 148 583 530 61 137 17 4 25 109 4 1 41 104 .258 .312 .447 .759 127 237 11 3 2 7 8 3D MVP-9
1977 34 BAL AL 150 629 585 75 148 16 2 27 99 2 2 38 119 .253 .296 .426 .722 100 249 20 0 1 5 5 *3D
1978 35 BAL AL 148 590 556 56 137 16 1 25 80 5 2 31 110 .246 .286 .414 .700 101 230 18 1 0 2 5 *D/3
1979 36 BAL AL 124 491 456 59 116 15 0 19 69 3 4 28 100 .254 .297 .412 .709 92 188 18 1 2 4 4 *D/3
1980 37 BAL AL 78 239 222 20 54 10 2 7 31 2 0 15 53 .243 .289 .401 .690 88 89 11 0 0 2 1 D/3
1981 38 KCR AL 26 58 55 3 16 3 0 0 8 0 1 3 14 .291 .328 .345 .673 97 19 2 0 0 0 0 /3D
1982 39 KCR AL 42 107 91 12 28 5 2 3 12 0 0 14 18 .308 .393 .505 .898 145 46 0 0 0 2 1 3/D
18 Yrs 2071 8219 7609 959 2031 340 31 354 1244 39 35 487 1570 .267 .313 .459 .772 116 3495 219 49 9 65 85
162 Game Avg. 162 643 595 75 159 27 2 28 97 3 3 38 123 .267 .313 .459 .772 116 273 17 4 1 5 7
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
CIN (7 yrs) 761 3069 2841 395 779 149 12 147 449 17 21 178 597 .274 .321 .490 .812 123 1393 75 28 3 19 29
BAL (6 yrs) 794 3158 2929 338 744 102 12 123 487 17 11 189 577 .254 .299 .423 .722 105 1239 104 10 5 25 31
HOU (3 yrs) 448 1827 1693 211 464 81 5 81 288 5 2 103 364 .274 .317 .471 .788 122 798 38 11 1 19 24
KCR (2 yrs) 68 165 146 15 44 8 2 3 20 0 1 17 32 .301 .370 .445 .815 128 65 2 0 0 2 1
NL (10 yrs) 1209 4896 4534 606 1243 230 17 228 737 22 23 281 961 .274 .320 .483 .803 122 2191 113 39 4 38 53
AL (8 yrs) 862 3323 3075 353 788 110 14 126 507 17 12 206 609 .256 .303 .424 .727 106 1304 106 10 5 27 32

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
1965 22 CIN NL 5 4 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1966 23 CIN NL 25 75 2 0 1 -3 -1 -2 -0.1 3 1 0.1 .494 .499 0.5 -0.5 5 3
1967 24 CIN NL 127 472 2 -1 -2 5 -7 -4 -0.3 17 13 1.5 .497 .497 0.7 -0.1 8 379
1968 25 CIN NL 146 602 24 -2 -2 -3 -9 9 1.4 21 29 3.5 .507 .507 3.6 -1.3 32 *397
1969 ★ 26 CIN NL 158 665 21 -1 -1 2 -10 12 1.4 23 34 3.7 .508 .508 3.3 -0.7 32 *3/79 AS,MVP-30
1970 27 CIN NL 153 649 1 0 -2 4 -9 -5 -0.4 22 17 1.8 .497 .497 1.2 -0.3 13 *3
1971 ★ 28 CIN NL 147 602 35 0 -1 2 -8 28 3.3 21 49 5.4 .522 .520 5.1 -0.6 47 *3 AS,MVP-12
1972 ★ 29 HOU NL 148 647 27 3 -1 -15 -9 6 0.8 20 26 2.8 .504 .504 4.3 -2.6 41 *3 AS,MVP-9
1973 30 HOU NL 148 590 15 -0 -2 -7 -7 -2 -0.4 19 17 1.5 .498 .499 2.3 -1.7 24 *3 MVP-19
1974 31 HOU NL 152 590 9 2 -1 -3 -7 1 0.0 19 20 1.9 .501 .500 2.1 -1.1 22 *3
1975 32 BAL AL 146 626 7 0 -5 1 -8 -4 -0.3 22 18 1.8 .497 .497 1.8 -0.7 17 $90,000 *3/D MVP-28
1976 33 BAL AL 148 583 13 1 -1 1 -10 5 0.7 21 26 2.7 .504 .504 2.6 -1.0 25 3D MVP-9
1977 34 BAL AL 150 629 -1 1 -2 -5 -10 -17 -1.7 23 5 0.5 .488 .489 1.0 -1.5 10 $130,000 *3D
1978 35 BAL AL 148 590 2 1 -2 -0 -13 -13 -1.3 21 8 0.7 .491 .491 0.8 -1.5 9 *D/3
1979 36 BAL AL 124 491 -8 -0 -2 0 -11 -21 -2.1 18 -3 -0.4 .483 .487 -0.4 -1.1 -3 *D/3
1980 37 BAL AL 78 239 -6 -1 -1 -2 -6 -16 -1.6 8 -8 -0.8 .479 .490 -0.7 -0.8 -6 D/3
1981 38 KCR AL 26 58 -1 -1 -0 -0 -1 -2 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .489 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /3D
1982 39 KCR AL 42 107 6 -1 1 -2 -1 3 0.3 4 6 0.6 .507 .502 0.8 -0.3 8 3/D
18 Seasons 2071 8219 148 1 -22 -24 -127 -24 -0.7 283 259 27.0 .499 .500 28.7 -15.8 283 $220,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CIN (7 yrs) 761 3069 84 -4 -7 7 -43 37 5.1 106 143 15.9 .506 .506 14.2 -3.5 136
BAL (6 yrs) 794 3158 7 2 -12 -5 -58 -66 -6.3 113 46 4.5 .491 .493 5.0 -6.5 51 $220,000
HOU (3 yrs) 448 1827 51 5 -3 -24 -23 5 0.5 59 63 6.1 .501 .501 8.6 -5.3 88
KCR (2 yrs) 68 165 6 -1 0 -2 -2 0 0.0 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 0.8 -0.5 8

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1965 22 CIN NL 4 4 0 0.0 99 .000 .000 .266 .000 .330 .000 .402 .000 .732 -100 .000 -1.1 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1966 23 CIN NL 75 52 12 6.2 104 .390 .333 .276 .333 .336 .507 .416 .840 .752 121 .670 1.8 0.2 .712 .160 .173 .0
1967 24 CIN NL 472 345 53 4.2 100 .297 .265 .271 .308 .335 .422 .398 .730 .734 98 .520 -1.6 -0.2 .618 .192 .158 6.0
1968 25 CIN NL 602 427 79 5.0 86 .320 .290 .259 .337 .318 .469 .365 .805 .682 135 .649 22.8 2.5 .705 .234 .179 6.8
1969 26 CIN NL 665 461 104 6.0 99 .302 .278 .265 .331 .336 .529 .393 .860 .729 133 .664 24.4 2.5 .822 .326 .250 8.8
1970 27 CIN NL 649 476 81 4.6 107 .264 .253 .272 .297 .345 .484 .415 .782 .760 103 .493 -1.3 -0.1 .706 .294 .231 1.9
1971 28 CIN NL 602 415 96 6.2 88 .301 .278 .254 .332 .319 .532 .372 .864 .691 147 .685 30.1 3.1 .833 .335 .253 5.6
1972 29 HOU NL 647 439 97 6.0 90 .332 .284 .254 .343 .322 .490 .376 .833 .698 137 .670 26.6 2.8 .790 .297 .206 5.4
1973 30 HOU NL 590 421 78 5.0 96 .295 .270 .261 .310 .330 .479 .389 .789 .719 117 .570 10.1 1.0 .721 .272 .209 1.9
1974 31 HOU NL 590 429 71 4.5 90 .282 .268 .256 .294 .328 .444 .371 .738 .698 109 .522 3.8 0.4 .649 .209 .176 1.9
1975 32 BAL AL 626 461 68 4.0 88 .278 .262 .251 .308 .320 .424 .369 .732 .689 111 .462 6.9 0.7 .627 .222 .162 1.9
1976 33 BAL AL 583 414 73 4.8 81 .275 .258 .249 .312 .312 .447 .351 .759 .663 127 .581 15.6 1.6 .701 .272 .189 6.9
1977 34 BAL AL 629 465 68 3.9 95 .273 .253 .259 .296 .322 .426 .394 .722 .716 100 .424 -2.0 -0.2 .625 .238 .173 3.7
1978 35 BAL AL 590 441 61 3.7 89 .265 .246 .254 .286 .318 .414 .374 .700 .693 101 .430 -2.6 -0.3 .604 .228 .167 8.3
1979 36 BAL AL 491 368 50 3.6 99 .284 .254 .266 .297 .330 .412 .403 .709 .733 92 .382 -6.6 -0.6 .597 .217 .158 5.2
1980 37 BAL AL 239 181 23 3.4 98 .287 .243 .268 .289 .330 .401 .397 .690 .728 88 .368 -4.3 -0.4 .592 .234 .158 3.1
1981 38 KCR AL 58 42 5 3.2 87 .390 .291 .254 .328 .318 .345 .369 .673 .687 97 .388 -0.3 -0.0 .500 .091 .055
1982 39 KCR AL 107 65 20 8.3 99 .347 .308 .264 .393 .328 .505 .403 .898 .731 145 .746 6.2 0.6 .952 .352 .198 .0
18 Yrs 8219 5906 1039 4.7 93 .292 .267 .260 .313 .326 .459 .383 .772 .709 116 .550 128.5 13.5 .692 .257 .192 70.3
162 Game Avg. 643 462 81 4.7 93 .292 .267 .260 .313 .326 .459 .383 .772 .709 116 .550 10 1 .692 .257 .192 5
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
CIN (7 yrs) 3069 2180 425 5.3 96 .299 .274 .264 .321 .331 .490 .389 .812 .720 123 .611 75.2 7.9 .739 .277 .216 30.5
BAL (6 yrs) 3158 2330 343 4.0 91 .276 .254 .256 .299 .321 .423 .379 .722 .700 105 .451 6.9 0.8 .628 .236 .169 29.9
HOU (3 yrs) 1827 1289 246 5.2 92 .302 .274 .257 .317 .326 .471 .378 .788 .705 122 .593 40.4 4.2 .721 .260 .197 9.4
KCR (2 yrs) 165 107 25 6.3 94 .363 .301 .260 .370 .325 .445 .390 .815 .714 128 .656 6.0 0.6 .771 .253 .144 .0
NL (10 yrs) 4896 3469 671 5.2 95 .300 .274 .262 .320 .329 .483 .385 .803 .715 122 .604 115.6 12.1 .732 .271 .209 40.1
AL (8 yrs) 3323 2437 368 4.1 91 .280 .256 .257 .303 .321 .424 .380 .727 .701 106 .462 12.9 1.4 .634 .236 .168 30.0

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
1970 27 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 3 12 12 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .250 .417 3 1 0 0 0 0
1970 27 CIN NL WS BAL L 5 20 18 6 7 2 0 2 8 0 0 2 2 .389 .450 .833 1.283 15 1 0 0 0 0
1979 36 BAL AL ALCS CAL W 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 1 0 0 0 0
1979 36 BAL AL WS PIT L 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 38 KCR AL ALDS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 13 42 38 6 10 3 0 2 11 0 0 4 8 .263 .333 .500 .833 19 3 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 12 12 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .250 .417 3 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 7 22 19 6 7 2 0 2 8 0 0 3 3 .368 .455 .789 1.244 15 1 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 CIN NL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CIN NL 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 HOU NL 29 as 1B 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 GP) 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1965 22 CIN NL 4 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0 2.00 75%
1966 23 CIN NL 75 2.7% 18.7% 0.0% 10.7% 32% 5.4 37.5 7.5 0.85 79%
1967 24 CIN NL 472 2.5% 17.0% 4.0% 9.1% 37% 4.21 5.5 36.5 7.7 0.69 74%
1968 25 CIN NL 602 3.7% 16.6% 5.7% 9.1% 34% 2.94 5.6 25.4 7.0 1.22 73%
1969 26 CIN NL 665 5.7% 21.4% 6.8% 11.0% 43% 3.16 4.3 16.0 5.5 0.77 65%
1970 27 CIN NL 649 5.2% 19.3% 5.9% 10.8% 46% 3.29 4.8 17.8 6.4 0.78 69%
1971 28 CIN NL 602 6.5% 22.4% 7.0% 9.8% 38% 3.21 4.1 14.2 5.6 1.00 63%
1972 29 HOU NL 647 4.5% 22.4% 8.0% 9.6% 37% 2.79 4.1 20.4 6.0 0.97 65%
1973 30 HOU NL 590 4.8% 20.7% 5.8% 9.3% 37% 3.59 4.5 19.5 5.2 0.93 68%
1974 31 HOU NL 590 4.1% 16.4% 2.9% 8.5% 34% 5.71 5.7 23.2 6.5 0.79 75%
1975 32 BAL AL 626 3.2% 14.5% 5.8% 8.2% 34% 2.53 6.4 29.0 5.9 0.99 76%
1976 33 BAL AL 583 4.3% 17.8% 7.0% 7.9% 34% 2.54 5.1 21.2 4.9 0.88 70%
1977 34 BAL AL 629 4.3% 18.9% 6.0% 7.2% 30% 3.13 4.9 21.7 5.9 1.04 71%
1978 35 BAL AL 590 4.2% 18.6% 5.3% 7.1% 31% 3.55 5.1 22.2 7.0 0.87 72%
1979 36 BAL AL 491 3.9% 20.4% 5.7% 6.9% 29% 3.57 4.6 24.0 6.6 1.17 69%
1980 37 BAL AL 239 2.9% 22.2% 6.3% 8.0% 35% 3.53 4.2 31.7 7.2 1.05 69%
1981 38 KCR AL 58 0.0% 24.1% 5.2% 5.2% 19% 4.67 3.9 6.9 0.59 71%
1982 39 KCR AL 107 2.8% 16.8% 13.1% 9.4% 36% 1.29 5.1 30.3 7.6 0.55 67%
18 Yrs 8219 4.3% 19.1% 5.9% 8.8% 36% 3.22 4.8 21.5 6.1 0.92 70%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.9% 8.5% 6.2% 27% 1.64 6.4 45.3 8.9 1.11 74%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1965 22 CIN NL -1.1 -0.1 4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 2.17 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 1.32 -1.0 2.17 4
1966 23 CIN NL 1.8 0.2 76 0.1 1.5 -1.5 1.07 0.4 -0.3 3.5 0.3 0.92 4.0 1.84 9
1967 24 CIN NL -1.6 -0.2 485 0.9 9.4 -8.4 1.01 0.8 0.1 5.3 0.5 0.94 6.9 1.93 8
1968 25 CIN NL 22.8 2.5 620 2.8 13.6 -10.8 1.10 3.0 -0.5 31.9 3.4 0.98 29.9 2.17 4
1969 26 CIN NL 24.4 2.5 684 2.2 14.0 -11.8 1.02 2.7 -0.5 36.6 3.6 0.97 32.8 1.57 1
1970 27 CIN NL -1.3 -0.1 655 0.4 13.6 -13.3 1.07 0.3 0.1 -11.4 -1.1 0.99 0.8 0
1971 28 CIN NL 30.1 3.1 611 3.8 13.5 -9.7 1.01 4.5 -0.8 44.1 4.7 0.93 47.2 2.51 4
1972 29 HOU NL 26.6 2.8 657 0.6 13.1 -12.5 1.11 2.0 -1.5 25.3 2.7 1.02 30.1 1.93 2
1973 30 HOU NL 10.1 1.0 595 3.6 14.0 -10.4 1.08 2.0 1.4 32.7 3.3 0.99 25.6 0.81 4
1974 31 HOU NL 3.8 0.4 601 0.1 11.5 -11.4 1.09 1.6 -1.5 8.3 0.9 1.00 17.8 2.74 9
1975 32 BAL AL 6.9 0.7 638 0.8 13.4 -12.6 1.10 0.5 0.2 7.2 0.8 1.00 9.0 1.20 1
1976 33 BAL AL 15.6 1.6 591 2.3 12.7 -10.4 1.10 0.6 1.4 25.8 2.8 1.00 11.2 3.12 3
1977 34 BAL AL -2.0 -0.2 640 1.3 13.6 -12.3 1.11 -0.1 1.3 1.8 0.2 1.01 -2.0 2.38 2
1978 35 BAL AL -2.6 -0.3 600 0.4 11.4 -11.1 1.05 -0.3 0.6 -8.6 -0.9 1.01 2.7 2.83 6
1979 36 BAL AL -6.6 -0.6 499 -0.4 9.3 -9.7 1.08 -0.8 0.5 -13.5 -1.3 0.99 -13.9 2.59 8
1980 37 BAL AL -4.3 -0.4 240 -0.7 4.2 -4.8 1.03 -0.8 0.1 -13.0 -1.3 1.04 -10.4 3.82 27
1981 38 KCR AL -0.3 -0.0 58 0.2 1.5 -1.3 1.37 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.0 1.09 -1.4 2.28 13
1982 39 KCR AL 6.2 0.6 108 0.5 2.3 -1.8 1.11 0.8 -0.4 4.5 0.4 1.02 8.5 2.53 9
18 Yrs 128.5 13.5 8362 18.7 172.6 -153.9 1.07 17.0 0.4 178.9 18.8 0.99 197.7 2.64 114
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1965 22 CIN NL 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1966 23 CIN NL 1 0 52% 33 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 43% 3 3 0 2 1 1 2 0 2
1967 24 CIN NL 9 0 32% 167 4 8 33% 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 6 50% 25 13 11 6 3 3 7 2 5
1968 25 CIN NL 11 0 31% 201 4 7 36% 4 7 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 1 3 5 14 43% 32 21 9 8 4 3 23 6 15
1969 26 CIN NL 5 0 26% 219 5 4 56% 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 12 38% 35 25 10 7 5 2 22 9 12
1970 27 CIN NL 10 0 28% 197 1 1 50% 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 3 11 50% 22 13 9 7 4 3 17 4 11
1971 28 CIN NL 10 0 29% 176 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 17 37% 21 18 3 6 3 2 19 5 12
1972 29 HOU NL 10 0 30% 237 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 28 41% 48 34 14 5 3 2 20 5 14
1973 30 HOU NL 15 0 24% 183 1 1 50% 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 32% 34 26 7 5 5 0 14 3 10
1974 31 HOU NL 13 0 24% 176 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 13 47% 30 18 11 5 3 2 14 4 10
1975 32 BAL AL 11 0 27% 200 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 16 33% 33 24 9 5 2 3 16 9 6
1976 33 BAL AL 5 0 23% 164 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 8 37% 28 18 10 4 3 1 11 6 5
1977 34 BAL AL 9 0 30% 174 2 2 50% 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 19 45% 28 17 11 11 6 5 17 7 9
1978 35 BAL AL 11 0 22% 185 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 39% 23 17 6 8 4 4 10 4 6
1979 36 BAL AL 4 0 32% 132 3 4 43% 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 40% 25 18 7 7 4 3 8 2 6
1980 37 BAL AL 0 0 20% 67 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 27% 11 9 2 5 3 2 6 4 2
1981 38 KCR AL 0 0 16% 12 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1982 39 KCR AL 2 0 23% 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 20% 5 5 0 2 1 1 3 1 1
18 Yrs 126 0 27% 2572 39 35 53% 36 30 2 2 1 3 4 2 48 0 14 12 22 165 40% 404 280 119 94 55 37 210 72 126
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1965 22 CIN NL 4 75% 0 4 0 0 0 2.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 5 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
1966 23 CIN NL 75 35% 25 9 1 0 0 1.84 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 14 1 7% 6 1 17% 38 8 21% 2 1 50% 3 1 33% 0
1967 24 CIN NL 472 36% 116 8 0 0 0 1.93 12 0 6 7 5 8 4 0 1 1 100% 72 10 14% 44 13 30% 281 47 17% 32 14 44% 16 10 63% 0
1968 25 CIN NL 602 28% 162 4 2 0 1 2.17 22 0 13 15 7 11 11 0 3 2 67% 111 20 18% 45 9 20% 367 66 18% 45 17 38% 20 10 50% 0
1969 26 CIN NL 665 18% 169 1 0 0 0 1.57 38 1 12 29 9 23 15 0 2 0 0% 146 12 8% 70 14 20% 402 73 18% 44 23 52% 26 7 27% 0
1970 27 CIN NL 649 25% 153 0 0 0 0 34 3 25 22 12 21 13 0 0 0 110 19 17% 66 17 26% 443 65 15% 40 19 48% 31 11 35% 0
1971 28 CIN NL 597 24% 154 4 1 0 1 2.51 39 0 7 28 11 19 20 0 0 0 126 13 10% 50 8 16% 335 62 19% 23 11 48% 26 10 38% 5
1972 29 HOU NL 643 25% 168 2 1 0 1 1.93 29 0 13 25 4 13 16 0 0 0 123 13 11% 56 10 18% 456 70 15% 53 18 34% 30 15 50% 4
1973 30 HOU NL 590 21% 147 4 1 0 0 0.81 28 2 19 22 6 10 18 0 0 0 128 13 10% 62 16 26% 396 78 20% 33 17 52% 19 8 42% 0
1974 31 HOU NL 590 27% 149 9 1 0 0 2.74 24 0 23 16 8 18 6 0 2 1 50% 119 12 10% 67 13 19% 385 66 17% 38 21 55% 21 7 33% 0
1975 32 BAL AL 626 24% 152 1 1 0 1 1.20 20 0 16 16 4 8 12 0 0 0 125 26 21% 66 13 20% 454 84 19% 52 28 54% 18 8 44% 0
1976 33 BAL AL 583 27% 137 3 1 0 2 3.12 25 1 17 16 9 12 13 0 2 2 100% 94 11 12% 57 20 35% 379 86 23% 46 28 61% 35 13 37% 0
1977 34 BAL AL 629 29% 148 2 0 0 0 2.38 27 2 17 24 3 11 16 0 1 1 100% 157 20 13% 65 16 25% 464 75 16% 38 20 53% 26 12 46% 0
1978 35 BAL AL 590 34% 137 6 1 0 0 2.83 25 0 20 13 12 11 14 0 0 0 111 18 16% 55 9 16% 432 62 14% 41 18 44% 23 11 48% 0
1979 36 BAL AL 491 35% 116 8 3 0 1 2.59 19 2 12 13 6 8 11 0 2 2 100% 124 18 15% 52 15 29% 356 53 15% 31 17 55% 22 15 68% 0
1980 37 BAL AL 239 51% 54 27 11 0 3 3.82 7 0 17 4 3 3 4 0 0 0 57 11 19% 28 2 7% 191 24 13% 19 7 37% 8 2 25% 0
1981 38 KCR AL 58 74% 16 13 4 0 2 2.28 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 11% 9 1 11% 50 8 16% 4 4 100% 4 2 50% 0
1982 39 KCR AL 107 55% 28 9 1 0 2 2.53 3 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 19 0 0% 13 4 31% 72 9 13% 11 4 36% 4 2 50% 0
18 Yrs 8210 28% 2031 114 29 0 14 2.64 354 11 222 252 102 179 175 0 13 9 69% 1656 219 13% 812 181 22% 5506 936 17% 552 267 48% 333 144 43% 9
MLB Averages 55% 78% 11% 33% 14% 49% 53%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 22 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 23 30 79 79 15 25 5 1 2 10 0 1 0 15 .316 .316 .481 .797 110 38 1 0 0 0 0
1967 24 157 551 517 69 141 34 3 14 67 4 9 19 95 .273 .309 .431 .740 100 223 11 10 1 4 3
1968 25 303 1153 1076 147 303 66 4 36 147 8 16 53 195 .282 .323 .451 .774 117 485 31 16 3 5 14
1969 26 461 1818 1683 232 472 98 7 74 257 13 20 98 337 .280 .326 .479 .805 123 806 43 22 3 12 22
1970 27 614 2467 2288 310 625 132 9 108 351 14 21 136 462 .273 .319 .480 .799 117 1099 62 24 3 16 27
1971 28 761 3069 2841 395 779 149 12 147 449 17 21 178 597 .274 .321 .490 .812 123 1393 75 28 3 19 29
1972 29 909 3716 3433 482 947 180 14 176 547 20 22 230 742 .276 .325 .490 .815 125 1683 88 30 3 20 41
1973 30 1057 4306 3978 547 1094 204 17 204 652 21 23 264 864 .275 .323 .489 .812 124 1944 101 32 3 29 51
1974 31 1209 4896 4534 606 1243 230 17 228 737 22 23 281 961 .274 .320 .483 .803 122 2191 113 39 4 38 53
1975 32 1355 5522 5114 673 1395 258 20 248 836 23 25 317 1052 .273 .318 .477 .795 121 2437 139 44 4 43 61
1976 33 1503 6105 5644 734 1532 275 24 273 945 27 26 358 1156 .271 .318 .474 .791 122 2674 150 47 6 50 69
1977 34 1653 6734 6229 809 1680 291 26 300 1044 29 28 396 1275 .270 .316 .469 .785 120 2923 170 47 7 55 74
1978 35 1801 7324 6785 865 1817 307 27 325 1124 34 30 427 1385 .268 .313 .465 .778 118 3153 188 48 7 57 79
1979 36 1925 7815 7241 924 1933 322 27 344 1193 37 34 455 1485 .267 .312 .461 .774 116 3341 206 49 9 61 83
1980 37 2003 8054 7463 944 1987 332 29 351 1224 39 34 470 1538 .266 .311 .460 .771 116 3430 217 49 9 63 84
1981 38 2029 8112 7518 947 2003 335 29 351 1232 39 35 473 1552 .266 .312 .459 .770 115 3449 219 49 9 63 84
1982 39 2071 8219 7609 959 2031 340 31 354 1244 39 35 487 1570 .267 .313 .459 .772 116 3495 219 49 9 65 85

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1965 22 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 5
1966 23 25 74 74 13 24 5 1 2 9 0 0 14 .324 .324 .500 .824 12 25
1967 24 127 474 440 55 118 30 2 12 58 4 19 80 .268 .311 .427 .738 56 127
1968 25 145 624 576 94 181 36 1 25 96 4 38 99 .314 .363 .510 .874 104 146
1969 26 158 669 610 88 172 33 3 39 114 5 46 142 .282 .335 .538 .873 109 158
1970 27 153 643 600 73 148 33 2 33 89 1 37 125 .247 .291 .473 .764 82 153
1971 28 147 624 570 101 171 19 3 43 116 3 47 135 .300 .356 .570 .926 115 147
1972 29 155 696 634 105 191 35 2 33 118 3 59 152 .301 .362 .519 .881 119 148
1973 30 148 599 552 70 154 25 3 29 113 1 36 122 .279 .321 .493 .813 88 148
1974 31 152 601 566 66 159 28 0 26 95 1 18 97 .281 .307 .468 .775 80 152
1975 32 147 650 599 79 168 31 3 22 117 1 40 92 .280 .329 .452 .782 89 146
1976 33 149 611 552 76 157 19 5 29 137 5 47 105 .284 .340 .495 .834 93 148
1977 34 150 640 594 83 157 17 2 29 109 2 40 119 .264 .308 .446 .754 82 150
1978 35 148 608 571 67 152 18 1 28 96 6 34 110 .266 .308 .448 .756 79 148
1979 36 125 497 461 62 119 15 0 19 72 3 29 101 .258 .301 .414 .715 58 124
1980 37 78 240 223 21 55 10 2 7 32 2 15 53 .247 .292 .404 .695 27 78
1981 38 39 90 85 5 26 5 0 0 14 0 5 21 .306 .344 .365 .709 11 26
1982 39 42 108 92 12 29 5 2 3 12 0 14 18 .315 .398 .511 .909 19 42
18 Yrs 2093 8452 7803 1071 2181 364 32 379 1397 41 524 1586 .280 .326 .480 .806 1223 2071
162 Game Avg. 162 654 604 83 169 28 2 29 108 3 41 123 .280 .326 .480 .806 95 2071
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (30, 1%)
1971 NL (12, 8%)
1972 NL (9, 9%)
1973 NL (19, 3%)
1975 AL (28, 1%)
1976 AL (9, 15%)
0.37 Career Shares (545th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 May 5th NL Player of the Week
1975 Apr 20th AL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1971 NL  5.4 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1971 NL  5.1 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1968 NL  .469 (10th)
1969 NL  .529 (6th)
1971 NL  .532 (4th)
1972 NL  .490 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1968 NL  .805 (9th)
1971 NL  .864 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1969 NL  158 (8th)
Career  2,071 (200th)

At Bats s c a p y
1970 NL  605 (10th)
1972 NL  592 (8th)
Career  7,609 (190th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Career  8,219 (237th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1972 NL  87 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1968 NL  262 (9th)
1969 NL  321 (4th)
1971 NL  294 (6th)
1972 NL  290 (4th)
Career  3,495 (168th)

Doubles s c a p y
1967 NL  29 (10th)
1968 NL  32 (7th)
1969 NL  32 (6th)
1970 NL  34 (8th)
1972 NL  31 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1969 NL  38 (3rd)
1970 NL  34 (7th)
1971 NL  39 (3rd)
1972 NL  29 (6th)
1973 NL  28 (8th)
1974 NL  24 (8th)
1976 AL  25 (4th)
Career  354 (87th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1968 NL  80 (10th)
1969 NL  110 (4th)
1971 NL  98 (6th)
1972 NL  98 (5th)
1973 NL  105 (2nd)
1975 AL  99 (7th)
1976 AL  109 (1st)
Career  1,244 (134th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1968 NL  100 (10th)
1969 NL  142 (4th)
1970 NL  125 (9th)
1971 NL  135 (4th)
1972 NL  145 (1st)
1973 NL  122 (7th)
1976 AL  104 (10th)
1977 AL  119 (7th)
1978 AL  110 (8th)
1979 AL  100 (8th)
Career  1,570 (38th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1971 NL  147 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1972 NL  97 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1971 NL  30 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1971 NL  3.1 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1968 NL  55 (9th)
1969 NL  73 (2nd)
1970 NL  70 (6th)
1971 NL  59 (8th)
1972 NL  62 (6th)
Career  725 (164th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1967 NL  10 (2nd)
1968 NL  6 (7th)
1974 NL  7 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1969 NL  7 (6th)
1973 NL  9 (3rd)
1974 NL  9 (5th)
Career  65 (172nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 NL  12 (10th)
1976 AL  8 (10th)
Career  85 (162nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1968 NL  20 (2nd)
1970 NL  19 (5th)
1975 AL  26 (1st)
1977 AL  20 (6th)
1978 AL  18 (7th)
1979 AL  18 (9th)
Career  219 (67th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1969 NL  16.0 (5th)
1971 NL  14.2 (3rd)
1972 NL  20.4 (8th)
1973 NL  19.5 (9th)
1974 NL  23.2 (10th)
1976 AL  21.2 (5th)
Career  21.5 (176th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1970 NL  476 (7th)
Career  5,906 (161st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1971 NL  44.07 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Career  18.7 (208th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 NL  4.5 (7th)
Career  17.0 (241st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1971 NL  4.7 (7th)
1976 AL  2.8 (10th)
Career  18.8 (229th)

Oldest s c a p y
1981 AL  born 1943-03-23 (7th)
1982 AL  born 1943-03-23 (7th)

                                         

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 - 4 (432), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 84 (285), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (541), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (698), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (87th), 27.0 career WAR/21.7 7yr-peak WAR/24.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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