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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)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Reds/Astros/Royals 1965-1982

Final Game: September 24, 1982 (Age 39)
Relatives: Brother of Carlos May
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #402. Rafael Furcal… #403. George Kell… #404. Rudy York… #405. LEE MAY… #406. Phil Cavarretta… #407. Dick McAuliffe… #408. Jim Sundberg… 

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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
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

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 ALCS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 1 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
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

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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
1966 CIN NL 23 1B 16 16 15 144.0 145 132 9 4 15 .972 -3 -28 8.81 8.81 .989 9.90 9.89
1967 CIN NL 24 1B 81 68 61 634.1 668 621 43 4 49 .994 5 9 9.42 8.20 .991 9.96 9.96
1967 CIN NL 24 OF 48 47 30 386.1 87 82 3 2 1 .977 0 1 1.98 1.77 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 CIN NL 24 LF 33 31 23 261.1 57 53 2 2 1 .965 1 3 1.89 1.67 .969 1.74 1.74
1967 CIN NL 24 RF 16 16 7 125.0 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.09 1.81 .976 2.03 2.03
1968 CIN NL 25 1B 122 112 99 1018.2 1115 1040 70 5 86 .996 -3 -3 9.81 9.10 .992 10.09 10.12
1968 CIN NL 25 OF 33 24 23 245.2 57 54 3 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 2.09 1.73 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 CIN NL 25 RF 23 17 17 176.2 41 38 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -13 2.09 1.78 .981 2.01 2.01
1968 CIN NL 25 LF 11 7 6 69.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 28 1.96 1.36 .963 1.64 1.65
1969 CIN NL 26 1B 156 154 146 1374.0 1500 1387 102 11 128 .993 2 2 9.75 9.54 .992 9.83 9.76 AS,MVP-30
1969 CIN NL 26 OF 7 3 2 28.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.57 1.14 .972 2.02 2.01 AS,MVP-30
1969 CIN NL 26 LF 5 3 2 25.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 19 2.84 1.60 .962 1.71 1.68 AS,MVP-30
1969 CIN NL 26 RF 2 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -45 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.80 AS,MVP-30
1970 CIN NL 27 1B 153 153 138 1337.0 1481 1362 109 10 143 .993 4 4 9.90 9.61 .992 9.68 9.64
1971 CIN NL 28 1B 143 143 98 1191.2 1347 1261 78 8 118 .994 2 2 10.11 9.36 .992 9.88 9.87 AS,MVP-12
1972 HOU NL 29 1B 146 146 142 1312.1 1400 1318 76 6 133 .996 -15 -14 9.56 9.55 .992 9.73 9.76 AS,MVP-9
1973 HOU NL 30 1B 144 144 120 1239.1 1307 1220 78 9 112 .993 -7 -6 9.43 9.01 .992 9.83 9.83 MVP-19
1974 HOU NL 31 1B 145 142 100 1186.1 1349 1253 88 8 116 .994 -3 -3 10.17 9.25 .991 9.94 9.93
1975 BAL AL 32 1B 144 142 94 1217.1 1428 1312 106 10 138 .993 1 1 10.48 9.85 .990 9.84 9.81 MVP-28
1975 BAL AL 32 DH 2 2 MVP-28
1976 BAL AL 33 1B 94 93 48 729.0 787 722 62 3 61 .996 1 2 9.68 8.34 .992 9.85 9.89 MVP-9
1976 BAL AL 33 DH 52 51 MVP-9
1977 BAL AL 34 1B 110 108 60 900.2 968 907 56 5 101 .995 -5 -6 9.62 8.75 .990 10.02 9.95
1977 BAL AL 34 DH 39 39
1978 BAL AL 35 DH 140 137
1978 BAL AL 35 1B 4 4 4 32.0 37 34 2 1 3 .973 -0 -15 10.12 9.00 .992 10.04 9.95
1979 BAL AL 36 DH 117 113
1979 BAL AL 36 1B 2 2 2 18.0 23 21 0 2 2 .913 0 0 10.50 10.50 .992 10.10 9.95
1980 BAL AL 37 DH 61 41
1980 BAL AL 37 1B 7 6 6 56.2 60 57 3 0 4 1.000 -2 -32 9.53 8.57 .992 10.02 10.00
1981 KCR AL 38 1B 8 7 4 58.0 65 63 2 0 8 1.000 -0 -10 10.09 8.13 .993 10.06 10.02
1981 KCR AL 38 DH 4 4
1982 KCR AL 39 1B 32 27 5 188.1 187 175 10 2 18 .989 -2 -10 8.84 5.78 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 KCR AL 39 DH 2 1
17 Seasons 1B 1507 1467 1142 12637.2 13867 12885 894 88 1235 .994 -24 -2 9.81 9.14 .991 9.87 9.85
3 Seasons OF 88 74 55 660.0 152 144 6 2 1 .987 0 1 2.05 1.70 .975 2.02 2.03
3 Seasons LF 49 41 31 355.2 80 76 2 2 1 .975 3 9 1.97 1.59 .967 1.72 1.71
3 Seasons RF 41 33 24 304.1 70 66 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -9 2.07 1.71 .979 2.02 2.01
18 Seasons TOT 1595 1541 1197 13297.2 14019 13029 900 90 1236 .994 -24 -2 9.43 8.73 .991 9.48 9.42
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.
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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.
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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)

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 (199th)

At Bats s c a p y
1970 NL  605 (10th)
1972 NL  592 (8th)
Career  7,609 (188th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Career  8,219 (234th)

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 (167th)

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 (86th)

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 (133rd)

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 (36th)

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 (163rd)

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 (170th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 NL  12 (10th)
1976 AL  8 (10th)
Career  85 (160th)

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 (65th)

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 (177th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1970 NL  476 (7th)
Career  5,906 (160th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1971 NL  44.07 (7th)
Career  178.87 (250th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Career  18.7 (206th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 NL  4.5 (7th)
Career  17.0 (237th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1971 NL  4.7 (7th)
1976 AL  2.8 (10th)
Career  18.8 (227th)

Putoutss c a p y
1969 NL  1,395 (2nd)
1970 NL  1,362 (3rd)
1971 NL  1,261 (2nd)
1972 NL  1,318 (1st)
1973 NL  1,220 (3rd)
1974 NL  1,253 (3rd)
1975 AL  1,312 (1st)
Career  13,029 (71st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  156 (1st)
1970 NL  153 (3rd)
1971 NL  143 (3rd)
1972 NL  146 (2nd)
1973 NL  144 (2nd)
1974 NL  145 (3rd)
1975 AL  144 (2nd)
Career  1,507 (56th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  1,387 (3rd)
1970 NL  1,362 (3rd)
1971 NL  1,261 (2nd)
1972 NL  1,318 (1st)
1973 NL  1,220 (3rd)
1974 NL  1,253 (3rd)
1975 AL  1,312 (1st)
Career  12,885 (67th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  102 (2nd)
1970 NL  109 (4th)
1972 NL  76 (2nd)
1973 NL  78 (5th)
1974 NL  88 (2nd)
1975 AL  106 (2nd)
Career  894 (67th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  11 (5th)
1970 NL  10 (4th)
1973 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  128 (1st)
1970 NL  143 (1st)
1971 NL  118 (3rd)
1972 NL  133 (1st)
1973 NL  112 (3rd)
1974 NL  116 (3rd)
1975 AL  138 (1st)
Career  1,235 (47th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 NL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1967 NL  5 (1st)
1969 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1970 NL  9.90 (5th)
1971 NL  10.11 (4th)
1974 NL  10.17 (5th)
1975 AL  10.48 (2nd)
Career  10.00 (23rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  9.54 (5th)
1970 NL  9.61 (4th)
1972 NL  9.55 (2nd)
1973 NL  9.01 (5th)
1974 NL  9.25 (3rd)
1975 AL  9.85 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1968 NL  .996 (3rd)
1969 NL  .993 (5th)
1970 NL  .993 (4th)
1971 NL  .994 (3rd)
1972 NL  .996 (3rd)
1973 NL  .993 (3rd)
1974 NL  .994 (4th)
1975 AL  .993 (3rd)
1977 AL  .995 (2nd)
Career  .994 (55th)

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 (287), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (697), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (86th), 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

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197532Baltimore Orioles$90,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197734Baltimore Orioles$130,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$220,000
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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