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Willie McCovey

Willie Lee McCovey (Stretch, Mac or Big Mac)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: January 10, 1938 in Mobile, AL
High School: Central HS (Mobile, AL)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1959 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1959 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Padres/Athletics 1959-1980

Final Game: July 6, 1980 (Age 42)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1986 (346/425 ballots).
   View Willie McCovey Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #77. Joe Cronin… #78. Alan Trammell… #79. Ryne Sandberg… #80. WILLIE MCCOVEY… #81. Andre Dawson… #82. Barry Larkin… #83. Scott Rolen… 

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
1959 21 SFG NL 52 219 192 32 68 9 5 13 38 2 0 22 35 .354 .429 .656 1.085 188 126 7 4 0 1 1 3 MVP-22,RoY-1
1960 22 SFG NL 101 307 260 37 62 15 3 13 51 1 1 45 53 .238 .349 .469 .818 128 122 3 0 0 2 4 3
1961 23 SFG NL 106 374 328 59 89 12 3 18 50 1 2 37 60 .271 .350 .491 .841 125 161 8 5 0 4 3 3
1962 24 SFG NL 91 262 229 41 67 6 1 20 54 3 3 29 35 .293 .368 .590 .957 154 135 6 0 0 3 1 739
1963 25 SFG NL 152 627 564 103 158 19 5 44 102 1 1 50 119 .280 .350 .566 .915 161 319 10 11 1 1 5 *73/9 AS,MVP-17
1964 26 SFG NL 130 434 364 55 80 14 1 18 54 2 1 61 73 .220 .336 .412 .748 108 150 9 5 0 4 5 73/9
1965 27 SFG NL 160 639 540 93 149 17 4 39 92 0 4 88 118 .276 .381 .539 .920 153 291 8 6 2 3 5 *3 MVP-10
1966 28 SFG NL 150 588 502 85 148 26 6 36 96 2 1 76 100 .295 .391 .586 .977 163 294 8 6 0 4 10 *3 AS,MVP-17
1967 29 SFG NL 135 539 456 73 126 17 4 31 91 3 3 71 110 .276 .378 .535 .913 159 244 8 6 2 4 17 *3 MVP-29
1968 30 SFG NL 148 608 523 81 153 16 4 36 105 4 2 72 71 .293 .378 .545 .923 174 285 10 5 0 8 20 *3 AS,MVP-3
1969 31 SFG NL 149 623 491 101 157 26 2 45 126 0 0 121 66 .320 .453 .656 1.108 209 322 11 4 0 7 45 *3 AS,MVP-1
1970 32 SFG NL 152 638 495 98 143 39 2 39 126 0 0 137 75 .289 .444 .612 1.056 182 303 13 3 0 3 40 *3 AS,MVP-9
1971 33 SFG NL 105 402 329 45 91 13 0 18 70 0 2 64 57 .277 .396 .480 .876 149 158 6 4 0 5 21 3 AS,MVP-15
1972 34 SFG NL 81 304 263 30 56 8 0 14 35 0 0 38 45 .213 .316 .403 .719 102 106 3 2 0 1 5 3
1973 35 SFG NL 130 495 383 52 102 14 3 29 75 1 0 105 78 .266 .420 .546 .966 162 209 6 1 0 6 25 *3
1974 36 SDP NL 128 443 344 53 87 19 1 22 63 1 0 96 76 .253 .416 .506 .922 164 174 8 1 0 1 9 3
1975 37 SDP NL 122 475 413 43 104 17 0 23 68 1 0 57 80 .252 .345 .460 .805 129 190 10 3 0 2 8 *3
1976 38 TOT MLB 82 251 226 20 46 9 0 7 36 0 0 24 43 .204 .283 .336 .619 82 76 4 1 0 0 8 3/D
1976 38 SDP NL 71 224 202 20 41 9 0 7 36 0 0 21 39 .203 .281 .351 .633 86 71 4 1 0 0 7 3
1976 38 OAK AL 11 27 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .208 .296 .208 .505 54 5 0 0 0 0 1 /D
1977 39 SFG NL 141 548 478 54 134 21 0 28 86 3 0 67 106 .280 .367 .500 .867 132 239 16 0 0 3 16 *3 MVP-20
1978 40 SFG NL 108 390 351 32 80 19 2 12 64 1 0 36 57 .228 .298 .396 .694 97 139 12 0 0 2 8 3
1979 41 SFG NL 117 394 353 34 88 9 0 15 57 0 2 36 70 .249 .318 .402 .720 102 142 7 1 0 3 2 3
1980 42 SFG NL 48 132 113 8 23 8 0 1 16 0 0 13 23 .204 .285 .301 .586 66 34 3 1 0 3 2 3
22 Yrs 2588 9692 8197 1229 2211 353 46 521 1555 26 22 1345 1550 .270 .374 .515 .889 147 4219 176 69 5 70 260
162 Game Avg. 162 607 513 77 138 22 3 33 97 2 1 84 97 .270 .374 .515 .889 147 264 11 4 0 4 16
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
SFG (19 yrs) 2256 8523 7214 1113 1974 308 45 469 1388 24 22 1168 1351 .274 .377 .524 .900 149 3779 154 64 5 67 235
SDP (3 yrs) 321 1142 959 116 232 45 1 52 167 2 0 174 195 .242 .360 .454 .814 133 435 22 5 0 3 24
OAK (1 yr) 11 27 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .208 .296 .208 .505 54 5 0 0 0 0 1
NL (22 yrs) 2577 9665 8173 1229 2206 353 46 521 1555 26 22 1342 1546 .270 .375 .516 .890 148 4214 176 69 5 70 259
AL (1 yr) 11 27 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .208 .296 .208 .505 54 5 0 0 0 0 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
1959 21 SFG NL 52 219 23 1 -0 1 -3 22 2.3 8 30 3.1 .543 .514 3.0 -0.1 29 3 MVP-22,RoY-1
1960 22 SFG NL 101 307 12 0 1 -3 -4 6 0.6 12 17 1.7 .506 .504 2.1 -0.8 21 3
1961 23 SFG NL 106 374 11 1 1 4 -5 12 1.2 14 26 2.6 .512 .508 2.3 -0.1 23 3
1962 24 SFG NL 91 262 16 -2 1 -1 -4 9 0.9 10 19 1.9 .510 .506 2.0 -0.5 20 $17,500 739
1963 25 SFG NL 152 627 41 0 1 1 -8 34 3.9 24 58 6.5 .526 .524 6.3 -0.8 57 *73/9 AS,MVP-17
1964 26 SFG NL 130 434 6 -2 -0 -14 -6 -16 -1.8 16 -0 -0.1 .486 .489 1.4 -2.1 14 73/9
1965 27 SFG NL 160 639 39 1 0 -0 -8 31 3.4 24 55 5.8 .521 .521 5.9 -1.0 55 $34,500 *3 MVP-10
1966 28 SFG NL 150 588 43 2 -0 -3 -8 33 3.8 21 54 5.9 .524 .522 6.1 -1.1 57 $42,500 *3 AS,MVP-17
1967 29 SFG NL 135 539 34 -0 0 -1 -7 25 3.0 19 44 5.0 .521 .518 5.0 -0.9 46 *3 MVP-29
1968 30 SFG NL 148 608 45 -1 0 1 -8 37 4.8 21 58 7.0 .531 .528 6.6 -0.8 57 $60,000 *3 AS,MVP-3
1969 31 SFG NL 149 623 67 1 1 -8 -8 54 5.9 21 75 8.1 .539 .536 8.7 -1.7 83 $85,000 *3 AS,MVP-1
1970 32 SFG NL 152 638 55 -2 0 -3 -8 43 4.4 22 64 6.6 .528 .527 6.7 -1.0 67 $110,000 *3 AS,MVP-9
1971 33 SFG NL 105 402 18 -2 1 -1 -5 10 1.2 14 24 2.6 .511 .507 2.7 -0.7 25 $110,000 3 AS,MVP-15
1972 34 SFG NL 81 304 -0 -2 1 -8 -4 -13 -1.5 10 -4 -0.5 .481 .490 0.3 -1.3 5 $125,000 3
1973 35 SFG NL 130 495 30 -2 0 -8 -5 15 1.5 16 31 3.1 .513 .510 4.0 -1.5 39 $125,000 *3
1974 36 SDP NL 128 443 30 0 -0 -8 -5 17 1.8 14 32 3.2 .515 .512 4.0 -1.4 40 $110,000 3
1975 37 SDP NL 122 475 13 -2 -0 -4 -5 2 0.1 15 17 1.6 .501 .501 2.0 -1.1 21 *3
1976 38 SDP NL 71 224 -5 -0 0 5 -2 -2 -0.3 7 5 0.4 .496 .498 -0.2 0.3 0 3
1976 38 OAK AL 11 27 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /D
1977 39 SFG NL 141 548 19 -2 -3 -10 -7 -3 -0.4 18 14 1.3 .498 .498 2.3 -1.9 25 $50,000 *3 MVP-20
1978 40 SFG NL 108 390 -0 -2 -1 -10 -4 -17 -1.9 13 -4 -0.7 .482 .488 0.3 -1.6 5 3
1979 41 SFG NL 117 394 1 -1 -0 -6 -4 -10 -1.1 13 2 0.2 .490 .493 0.8 -1.2 9 3
1980 42 SFG NL 48 132 -6 -1 0 -2 -1 -10 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .476 .493 -0.5 -0.4 -3 3
22 Seasons 2588 9692 487 -15 4 -80 -122 274 30.4 337 612 64.4 .512 .511 71.7 -21.8 692 $869,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
SFG (19 yrs) 2256 8523 451 -13 3 -73 -109 260 29.0 299 559 59.3 .513 .511 66.0 -19.5 632 $759,500
SDP (3 yrs) 321 1142 38 -2 0 -7 -13 17 1.7 37 54 5.3 .506 .505 5.9 -2.2 61 $110,000
OAK (1 yr) 11 27 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.2 -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
1962 24 SFG NL WS NYY L 4 16 15 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .533 .783 8 0 0 0 0 0
1971 33 SFG NL NLCS PIT L 4 18 14 2 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 4 2 .429 .556 .857 1.413 12 1 0 0 0 3
2 Yrs (2 Series) 8 34 29 4 9 0 1 3 7 0 0 5 5 .310 .412 .690 1.101 20 1 0 0 0 3
1 NLCS 4 18 14 2 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 4 2 .429 .556 .857 1.413 12 1 0 0 0 3
1 WS 4 16 15 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .533 .783 8 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
1959 SFG NL 21 1B 51 49 31 408.2 458 424 29 5 29 .989 1 4 9.98 8.88 .988 9.58 9.48 MVP-22,RoY-1
1960 SFG NL 22 1B 71 65 57 567.2 605 557 39 9 42 .985 -3 -7 9.45 8.39 .990 9.57 9.55
1961 SFG NL 23 1B 84 79 69 710.1 735 669 55 11 55 .985 4 6 9.17 8.62 .990 9.82 9.72
1962 SFG NL 24 OF 57 53 14 368.1 85 81 2 2 1 .976 -2 -6 2.03 1.46 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 SFG NL 24 LF 45 42 9 290.1 71 68 1 2 1 .972 -0 -2 2.14 1.53 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 SFG NL 24 1B 17 11 5 94.0 113 105 7 1 12 .991 0 5 10.72 6.59 .990 9.79 9.70
1962 SFG NL 24 RF 12 11 5 78.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.62 1.17 .975 1.90 1.88
1963 SFG NL 25 OF 135 131 90 1103.2 241 220 7 14 0 .942 -2 -3 1.85 1.68 .977 2.01 2.00 AS,MVP-17
1963 SFG NL 25 LF 133 130 90 1093.0 237 218 6 13 0 .945 -2 -3 1.84 1.68 .971 1.80 1.79 AS,MVP-17
1963 SFG NL 25 1B 23 14 11 144.1 158 143 14 1 5 .994 3 26 9.79 6.83 .989 9.81 9.78 AS,MVP-17
1963 SFG NL 25 RF 3 1 0 10.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.53 1.00 .977 1.86 1.83 AS,MVP-17
1964 SFG NL 26 OF 83 80 39 627.1 108 96 5 7 1 .935 -10 -19 1.45 1.22 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 SFG NL 26 LF 78 75 37 592.1 96 86 4 6 1 .938 -11 -22 1.37 1.15 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 SFG NL 26 1B 26 21 15 190.1 198 177 14 7 19 .965 -4 -23 9.03 7.35 .990 10.02 9.95
1964 SFG NL 26 RF 5 5 2 35.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 1 38 2.06 1.60 .973 1.90 1.88
1965 SFG NL 27 1B 156 150 129 1300.0 1410 1310 87 13 93 .991 -0 -0 9.67 8.96 .990 10.02 10.03 MVP-10
1966 SFG NL 28 1B 145 139 124 1221.1 1390 1287 81 22 91 .984 -3 -3 10.08 9.43 .989 9.90 9.89 AS,MVP-17
1967 SFG NL 29 1B 127 123 114 1108.1 1317 1221 81 15 102 .989 -1 -2 10.57 10.25 .991 9.96 9.96 MVP-29
1968 SFG NL 30 1B 146 146 129 1257.1 1429 1305 103 21 91 .985 1 1 10.08 9.64 .992 10.09 10.12 AS,MVP-3
1969 SFG NL 31 1B 148 148 113 1249.2 1483 1392 79 12 116 .992 -8 -7 10.59 9.94 .992 9.83 9.76 AS,MVP-1
1970 SFG NL 32 1B 146 146 121 1241.1 1366 1217 134 15 117 .989 -3 -3 9.80 9.25 .992 9.68 9.64 AS,MVP-9
1971 SFG NL 33 1B 95 95 77 795.1 906 828 63 15 80 .983 -1 -2 10.08 9.38 .992 9.88 9.87 AS,MVP-15
1972 SFG NL 34 1B 74 73 54 598.1 658 617 32 9 52 .986 -8 -17 9.76 8.77 .992 9.73 9.76
1973 SFG NL 35 1B 117 116 65 920.1 1018 930 76 12 89 .988 -8 -10 9.84 8.60 .992 9.83 9.83
1974 SDP NL 36 1B 104 103 67 841.0 873 815 47 11 59 .987 -8 -11 9.22 8.29 .991 9.94 9.93
1975 SDP NL 37 1B 115 115 61 916.0 1067 979 73 15 94 .986 -4 -6 10.34 9.15 .990 9.97 9.96
1976 SDP NL 38 1B 51 51 19 388.0 468 420 44 4 39 .991 5 16 10.76 9.10 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 OAK AL 38 DH 9 7
1977 SFG NL 39 1B 136 136 80 1079.1 1145 1072 60 13 93 .989 -10 -11 9.44 8.32 .991 9.89 9.89 MVP-20
1978 SFG NL 40 1B 97 95 40 728.0 775 721 44 10 49 .987 -10 -16 9.46 7.89 .992 9.98 9.90
1979 SFG NL 41 1B 89 86 62 724.1 798 740 48 10 60 .987 -6 -10 9.79 8.85 .992 9.89 9.86
1980 SFG NL 42 1B 27 27 26 235.2 255 241 12 2 18 .992 -2 -12 9.66 9.37 .992 10.16 10.17
22 Seasons 1B 2045 1988 1469 16719.2 18625 17170 1222 233 1405 .987 -66 -5 9.90 8.99 .991 9.89 9.86
3 Seasons OF 275 264 143 2099.1 434 397 14 23 2 .947 -14 -8 1.76 1.49 .975 2.01 2.00
3 Seasons LF 256 247 136 1975.2 404 372 11 21 2 .948 -14 -9 1.74 1.50 .969 1.77 1.76
3 Seasons RF 20 17 7 123.2 26 24 1 1 0 .962 -0 -2 1.82 1.25 .975 1.90 1.88
22 Seasons TOT 2320 2252 1612 18819.0 19059 17567 1236 256 1407 .987 -80 -5 8.99 8.10 .991 9.01 8.93
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
1986 BBWAA (81.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1986 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1963 *
1966 (1B)
1968 (1B)
1969 (1B)
1970 *
1971 (1B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 NL (22, 0%)
1963 NL (17, 3%)
1965 NL (10, 9%)
1966 NL (17, 4%)
1967 NL (29, 1%)
1968 NL (3, 48%)
1969 NL (1, 79%)
1970 NL (9, 14%)
1971 NL (15, 4%)
1977 NL (20, 1%)
1 MVP
1.63 Career Shares (131st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1963 NL  6.5 (10th)
1968 NL  7.0 (4th)
1969 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1970 NL  6.5 (9th)
Career  64.4 (139th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1963 NL  6.5 (7th)
1965 NL  5.8 (9th)
1966 NL  5.9 (9th)
1968 NL  7.0 (2nd)
1969 NL  8.1 (1st)
1970 NL  6.5 (5th)
Career  64.4 (95th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1963 NL  6.3 (4th)
1965 NL  5.9 (9th)
1966 NL  6.1 (6th)
1967 NL  5.0 (10th)
1968 NL  6.6 (1st)
1969 NL  8.7 (1st)
1970 NL  6.7 (2nd)
Career  71.7 (51st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1968 NL  .293 (8th)
1969 NL  .320 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1965 NL  .381 (4th)
1966 NL  .391 (4th)
1967 NL  .378 (10th)
1968 NL  .378 (2nd)
1969 NL  .453 (1st)
1970 NL  .444 (2nd)
1973 NL  .420 (3rd)**
Career  .374 (217th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1963 NL  .566 (3rd)
1965 NL  .539 (5th)
1966 NL  .586 (2nd)
1967 NL  .535 (4th)
1968 NL  .545 (1st)
1969 NL  .656 (1st)
1970 NL  .612 (1st)
1973 NL  .546 (6th)**
Career  .515 (69th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1963 NL  .915 (4th)
1965 NL  .920 (5th)
1966 NL  .977 (2nd)
1967 NL  .913 (5th)
1968 NL  .923 (1st)
1969 NL  1.108 (1st)
1970 NL  1.056 (1st)
1973 NL  .966 (4th)**
Career  .889 (72nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1965 NL  160 (7th)
Career  2,588 (40th)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  8,197 (123rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Career  9,692 (99th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1963 NL  103 (5th)
1965 NL  93 (10th)
1969 NL  101 (9th)
Career  1,229 (160th)

Hits s c a p y
Career  2,211 (178th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1963 NL  319 (6th)
1968 NL  285 (5th)
1969 NL  322 (3rd)
1970 NL  303 (9th)
Career  4,219 (67th)

Doubles s c a p y
1970 NL  39 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  44 (1st)
1965 NL  39 (2nd)
1966 NL  36 (4th)
1967 NL  31 (3rd)
1968 NL  36 (1st)
1969 NL  45 (1st)
1970 NL  39 (4th)
1973 NL  29 (6th)
1974 NL  22 (10th)
1975 NL  23 (7th)
Career  521 (18th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1963 NL  102 (6th)
1966 NL  96 (9th)
1967 NL  91 (10th)
1968 NL  105 (1st)
1969 NL  126 (1st)
1970 NL  126 (4th)
Career  1,555 (41st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1964 NL  61 (10th)
1965 NL  88 (2nd)
1966 NL  76 (3rd)
1967 NL  71 (7th)
1968 NL  72 (6th)
1969 NL  121 (2nd)
1970 NL  137 (1st)
1973 NL  105 (4th)
1974 NL  96 (7th)
Career  1,345 (34th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1963 NL  119 (5th)
1965 NL  118 (9th)
1967 NL  110 (3rd)
Career  1,550 (43rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1963 NL  161 (4th)
1965 NL  153 (4th)
1966 NL  163 (3rd)
1967 NL  159 (5th)
1968 NL  174 (1st)
1969 NL  209 (1st)
1970 NL  182 (1st)
Career  147 (42nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1963 NL  111 (6th)
1965 NL  115 (8th)
1966 NL  119 (4th)
1968 NL  110 (2nd)
1969 NL  151 (1st)
1970 NL  140 (2nd)
Career  1,638 (56th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  42 (4th)
1965 NL  40 (5th)
1966 NL  45 (3rd)
1967 NL  36 (8th)
1968 NL  49 (1st)
1969 NL  79 (1st)
1970 NL  66 (1st)
1973 NL  38 (8th)
1974 NL  34 (7th)
Career  551 (33rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1963 NL  4.4 (4th)
1965 NL  4.1 (5th)
1966 NL  4.6 (3rd)
1967 NL  3.8 (8th)
1968 NL  5.3 (1st)
1969 NL  7.9 (1st)
1970 NL  6.3 (1st)
1973 NL  3.9 (8th)
1974 NL  3.5 (7th)
Career  55.8 (28th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1963 NL  68 (7th)
1965 NL  60 (10th)
1966 NL  68 (5th)
1968 NL  56 (8th)
1969 NL  73 (2nd)
1970 NL  80 (2nd)
Career  920 (58th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1966 NL  230 (10th)
1969 NL  282 (4th)
1970 NL  283 (1st)
Career  3,625 (79th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1963 NL  .750 (4th)
1965 NL  .753 (3rd)
1966 NL  .791 (2nd)
1967 NL  .754 (5th)
1968 NL  .800 (1st)
1969 NL  .865 (1st)
1970 NL  .809 (2nd)
Career  .718 (55th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1961 NL  5 (6th)
1963 NL  11 (3rd)
1966 NL  6 (7th)
Career  69 (226th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1968 NL  8 (2nd)
1969 NL  7 (6th)
Career  70 (142nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1967 NL  17 (9th)
1968 NL  20 (4th)
1969 NL  45 (1st)
1970 NL  40 (1st)
1971 NL  21 (1st)
1973 NL  25 (1st)
1977 NL  16 (3rd)
Career  260 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Career  176 (162nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1963 NL  12.8 (1st)
1965 NL  13.8 (2nd)
1966 NL  13.9 (3rd)
1967 NL  14.7 (1st)
1968 NL  14.5 (1st)
1969 NL  10.9 (1st)
1970 NL  12.7 (1st)
1973 NL  13.2 (4th)**
1974 NL  15.6 (3rd)**
1975 NL  18.0 (5th)**
1977 NL  17.1 (8th)
Career  15.7 (26th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  6,259 (117th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1963 NL  53.81 (4th)
1965 NL  45.90 (5th)
1966 NL  54.94 (4th)
1967 NL  41.65 (6th)
1968 NL  55.16 (1st)
1969 NL  85.40 (1st)
1970 NL  69.76 (1st)
1974 NL  35.56 (9th)
Career  658.53 (16th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1960 NL  3.0 (7th)
1963 NL  3.9 (8th)
1965 NL  4.9 (6th)
1966 NL  6.5 (3rd)
1967 NL  5.3 (4th)
1968 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1969 NL  10.1 (1st)
1970 NL  7.8 (1st)
1973 NL  4.5 (7th)
Career  73.3 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1963 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1965 NL  4.5 (6th)
1966 NL  4.5 (6th)
1967 NL  3.6 (8th)
1968 NL  6.0 (1st)
1969 NL  7.4 (1st)
1970 NL  6.4 (1st)
1973 NL  3.8 (10th)
Career  62.7 (18th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1963 NL  5.7 (3rd)
1965 NL  4.6 (5th)
1966 NL  5.4 (4th)
1967 NL  4.4 (6th)
1968 NL  6.0 (1st)
1969 NL  8.6 (1st)
1970 NL  6.7 (1st)
1974 NL  3.7 (9th)
Career  66.9 (11th)

Putoutss c a p y
1965 NL  1,310 (5th)
1966 NL  1,287 (3rd)
1967 NL  1,221 (3rd)
1968 NL  1,305 (5th)
1969 NL  1,392 (3rd)
1970 NL  1,217 (5th)
Career  17,567 (27th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1965 NL  156 (3rd)
1966 NL  145 (3rd)
1967 NL  127 (4th)
1968 NL  146 (5th)
1969 NL  148 (5th)
1973 NL  117 (5th)
Career  2,045 (18th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1965 NL  1,310 (5th)
1966 NL  1,287 (3rd)
1967 NL  1,221 (3rd)
1968 NL  1,305 (5th)
1969 NL  1,392 (2nd)
1970 NL  1,217 (5th)
Career  17,170 (28th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1966 NL  81 (4th)
1967 NL  81 (5th)
1968 NL  103 (2nd)
1970 NL  134 (1st)
1975 NL  73 (5th)
Career  1,222 (26th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  9 (5th)
1961 NL  11 (4th)
1965 NL  13 (4th)
1966 NL  22 (2nd)
1967 NL  15 (1st)
1968 NL  21 (1st)
1969 NL  12 (4th)
1970 NL  15 (1st)
1971 NL  15 (1st)
1972 NL  9 (3rd)
1973 NL  12 (2nd)
1974 NL  11 (2nd)
1975 NL  15 (2nd)
1977 NL  13 (1st)
1978 NL  10 (3rd)
1979 NL  10 (5th)
Career  233 (21st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1966 NL  91 (5th)
1967 NL  102 (5th)
1969 NL  116 (4th)
1970 NL  117 (3rd)
1977 NL  93 (5th)
Career  1,405 (29th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  133 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  218 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  13 (1st)
1964 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  1 (4th)
1964 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1963 NL  14 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1959 NL  1 (5th)
1961 NL  4 (3rd)
1976 NL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1966 NL  10.08 (5th)
1967 NL  10.57 (2nd)
1968 NL  10.08 (5th)
1969 NL  10.59 (1st)
1971 NL  10.08 (5th)
1975 NL  10.34 (3rd)
Career  9.74 (45th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1967 NL  10.25 (2nd)
1968 NL  9.64 (3rd)
1969 NL  9.94 (1st)
1971 NL  9.38 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1965 NL  .991 (5th)
1967 NL  .989 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1963 NL  1.84 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  1.68 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  .945 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1974 NL  born 1938-01-10 (10th)
1975 NL  born 1938-01-10 (7th)
1976 AL  born 1938-01-10 (8th)
1976 NL  born 1938-01-10 (2nd)
1977 NL  born 1938-01-10 (3rd)
1978 NL  born 1938-01-10 (2nd)
1979 NL  born 1938-01-10 (2nd)
1980 NL  born 1938-01-10 (2nd)

             
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 31 (57), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 126 (144), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 110 (135), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 44 (117), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (12th), 64.4 career WAR/44.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.6 JAWS
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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196224San Francisco Giants$17,5001/12/63 TSN
196527San Francisco Giants$34,5003/12/66 TSN
196628San Francisco Giants$42,5003/12/66 TSN
196830San Francisco Giants$60,00011/9/68 TSN
196931San Francisco Giants$85,0003/29/69 TSN
197032San Francisco Giants$110,0002/12/72 TSNBJHA says $100,000
197133San Francisco Giants$110,0002/12/72 TSN
197234San Francisco Giants$125,0004/8/72 TSNBJHA says $115,000
197335San Francisco Giants$125,000Bill James Historical Abstract
197436San Diego Padres$110,00010/12/74 TSN
197739San Francisco Giants$50,00010/31/77 NY TimesTSN survey, 4/23/77, says $85,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$869,500
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.

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