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John Milner

John David Milner (The Hammer)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1949 in Atlanta, GA
High School: South Fulton HS (East Point, GA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 14th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1971 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1972 [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Pirates/Expos 1971-1982

Final Game: October 3, 1982 (Age 32)
Died: January 4, 2000 in East Point, GA
Buried: College Park Cemetery, College Park, GA
Relatives: Cousin of Eddie Milner
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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
1971 21 NYM NL 9 18 18 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .222 .389 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1972 22 NYM NL 117 423 362 52 86 12 2 17 38 2 1 51 74 .238 .340 .423 .762 119 153 8 5 5 0 1 73/9 RoY-3
1973 23 NYM NL 129 519 451 69 108 12 3 23 72 1 1 62 84 .239 .329 .432 .762 112 195 15 1 0 5 6 37
1974 24 NYM NL 137 576 507 70 128 19 0 20 63 10 2 66 77 .252 .337 .408 .745 109 207 18 0 0 3 9 *3
1975 25 NYM NL 91 255 220 24 42 11 0 7 29 1 1 33 22 .191 .302 .336 .638 81 74 5 2 0 0 4 73/8
1976 26 NYM NL 127 511 443 56 120 25 4 15 78 0 7 65 53 .271 .362 .447 .809 137 198 12 0 0 3 1 *73
1977 27 NYM NL 131 453 388 43 99 20 3 12 57 6 2 61 55 .255 .353 .415 .768 111 161 9 0 0 4 7 37/9
1978 28 PIT NL 108 333 295 39 80 17 0 6 38 5 0 34 25 .271 .342 .390 .732 101 115 6 0 0 4 6 73/9
1979 29 PIT NL 128 386 326 52 90 9 4 16 60 3 5 53 37 .276 .373 .475 .849 126 155 5 1 0 6 6 73
1980 30 PIT NL 114 292 238 31 58 6 0 8 34 2 2 52 29 .244 .378 .370 .748 108 88 5 0 1 1 2 37/9
1981 31 TOT NL 65 154 135 12 32 6 0 5 18 0 1 17 9 .237 .320 .393 .713 100 53 3 0 1 1 2 3/7
1981 31 PIT NL 34 66 59 6 14 1 0 2 9 0 0 5 3 .237 .292 .356 .648 81 21 2 0 1 1 0 /37
1981 31 MON NL 31 88 76 6 18 5 0 3 9 0 1 12 6 .237 .341 .421 .762 115 32 1 0 0 0 2 3
1982 32 TOT NL 59 65 53 6 9 2 0 2 10 1 0 10 5 .170 .308 .321 .628 75 17 1 1 0 1 1 /3
1982 32 MON NL 26 33 28 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .107 .212 .107 .319 -8 3 1 0 0 1 0 /3
1982 32 PIT NL 33 32 25 5 6 2 0 2 8 1 0 6 3 .240 .406 .560 .966 164 14 0 1 0 0 1 /3
12 Yrs 1215 3985 3436 455 855 140 16 131 498 31 22 504 473 .249 .344 .413 .757 112 1420 87 10 7 28 45
162 Game Avg. 162 531 458 61 114 19 2 17 66 4 3 67 63 .249 .344 .413 .757 112 189 12 1 1 4 6
NYM (7 yrs) 741 2755 2389 315 586 100 12 94 338 20 14 338 368 .245 .339 .415 .754 113 992 67 8 5 15 28
PIT (5 yrs) 417 1109 943 133 248 35 4 34 149 11 7 150 97 .263 .361 .417 .778 112 393 18 2 2 12 15
MON (2 yrs) 57 121 104 7 21 5 0 3 11 0 1 16 8 .202 .306 .337 .642 81 35 2 0 0 1 2

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
1971 21 NYM NL 9 18 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .489 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /7
1972 22 NYM NL 117 423 12 1 -0 -7 -5 1 0.2 14 15 1.5 .501 .501 2.2 -1.3 21 73/9 RoY-3
1973 23 NYM NL 129 519 8 1 0 -6 -6 -3 -0.5 17 14 1.2 .497 .498 1.8 -1.4 19 37
1974 24 NYM NL 137 576 6 3 -1 -2 -7 -1 -0.2 19 18 1.6 .499 .499 1.8 -1.0 19 $40,000 *3
1975 25 NYM NL 91 255 -4 1 1 3 -3 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .497 .498 0.2 -0.0 3 73/8
1976 26 NYM NL 127 511 25 -1 0 -2 -5 16 1.8 17 33 3.4 .515 .511 3.5 -0.8 35 *73
1977 27 NYM NL 131 453 7 0 0 2 -6 4 0.3 15 18 1.7 .503 .502 1.5 -0.5 16 $85,000 37/9
1978 28 PIT NL 108 333 -2 2 -1 4 -5 -2 -0.2 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 5 73/9
1979 29 PIT NL 128 386 14 0 1 -8 -5 2 0.2 12 14 1.4 .501 .501 2.2 -1.4 22 73
1980 30 PIT NL 114 292 3 -0 1 -7 -4 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.1 .492 .495 0.9 -1.3 10 37/9
1981 31 PIT NL 34 66 -1 0 -0 -2 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 0.0 -0.3 0 /37
1981 31 MON NL 31 88 1 0 -0 2 -1 2 0.3 3 5 0.6 .508 .501 0.3 0.1 3 3
1982 32 MON NL 26 33 -4 -0 -0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .478 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3 /3
1982 32 PIT NL 33 32 2 -0 0 0 0 2 0.3 1 4 0.4 .508 .502 0.4 0.0 3 /3
12 Seasons 1215 3985 64 7 1 -23 -48 1 -0.2 130 131 12.6 .500 .500 14.6 -8.0 154 $125,000
NYM (7 yrs) 741 2755 52 5 0 -10 -33 14 1.3 89 103 10.0 .502 .502 10.9 -4.9 114 $125,000
PIT (5 yrs) 417 1109 15 2 1 -14 -14 -10 -1.2 36 26 2.5 .497 .498 3.8 -3.1 40
MON (2 yrs) 57 121 -3 -0 -0 1 -1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -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
1973 23 NYM NL NLCS CIN W 5 22 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 .176 .364 .176 .540 3 1 0 0 0 1
1973 23 NYM NL WS OAK L 7 32 27 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 1 .296 .406 .296 .703 8 1 0 0 0 0
1979 29 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 3 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .182 .000 .182 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 29 PIT NL WS BAL W 3 11 9 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .333 .455 .444 .899 4 0 0 0 0 1
1981 31 MON NL NLDS PHI W 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981 31 MON NL NLCS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 21 79 65 6 15 1 0 0 5 0 0 14 5 .231 .367 .246 .613 16 2 0 0 0 3
1 NLDS 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 9 34 27 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 4 .111 .294 .111 .405 3 1 0 0 0 2
2 WS 10 43 36 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 7 1 .306 .419 .333 .752 12 1 0 0 0 1

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
1971 NYM NL 21 LF 3 3 2 23.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 37 3.52 3.00 .970 1.88 1.87
1971 NYM NL 21 OF 3 3 2 23.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 37 3.52 3.00 .979 2.19 2.20
1972 NYM NL 22 OF 91 84 68 754.1 173 160 7 6 0 .965 -7 -11 1.99 1.84 .978 2.18 2.19 RoY-3
1972 NYM NL 22 LF 88 81 66 728.1 168 157 7 4 0 .976 -4 -7 2.03 1.86 .974 1.92 1.93 RoY-3
1972 NYM NL 22 1B 10 10 6 85.0 79 73 6 0 9 1.000 0 3 8.36 7.90 .992 9.73 9.76 RoY-3
1972 NYM NL 22 RF 3 3 2 26.0 3 1 0 2 0 .333 -3 -138 0.35 0.33 .980 2.01 2.03 RoY-3
1973 NYM NL 23 1B 95 93 90 832.0 827 771 47 9 66 .989 -2 -3 8.85 8.61 .992 9.83 9.83
1973 NYM NL 23 LF 29 29 25 247.0 39 33 4 2 0 .949 -4 -18 1.35 1.28 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 NYM NL 23 OF 29 29 25 247.0 39 33 4 2 0 .949 -4 -18 1.35 1.28 .977 2.23 2.23
1974 NYM NL 24 1B 133 131 127 1187.0 1231 1147 77 7 103 .994 -2 -2 9.28 9.20 .991 9.94 9.93
1975 NYM NL 25 OF 31 29 19 253.2 66 63 2 1 0 .985 -0 -1 2.31 2.10 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 NYM NL 25 LF 30 28 18 242.2 63 60 2 1 0 .984 0 0 2.30 2.07 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 NYM NL 25 1B 29 23 22 211.1 231 204 25 2 21 .991 3 17 9.75 7.90 .990 9.97 9.96
1975 NYM NL 25 CF 2 1 1 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -33 1.64 1.00 .985 2.70 2.70
1976 NYM NL 26 LF 112 111 77 916.2 200 191 6 3 2 .985 -1 -1 1.93 1.76 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 NYM NL 26 OF 112 111 77 916.2 205 195 7 3 2 .985 -1 -1 1.98 1.80 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 NYM NL 26 1B 12 4 4 50.2 46 44 2 0 4 1.000 -1 -24 8.17 3.83 .991 9.97 9.93
1977 NYM NL 27 1B 87 81 77 715.2 724 672 48 4 64 .994 3 5 9.05 8.28 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 NYM NL 27 OF 22 19 11 148.0 31 28 2 1 1 .968 -1 -8 1.82 1.36 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 NYM NL 27 LF 21 19 11 146.0 30 27 2 1 1 .967 -1 -7 1.79 1.38 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 NYM NL 27 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1978 PIT NL 28 OF 69 66 26 477.2 119 118 1 0 0 1.000 5 12 2.24 1.72 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 PIT NL 28 LF 68 66 26 476.2 116 115 1 0 0 1.000 5 12 2.19 1.71 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 PIT NL 28 1B 28 16 15 164.1 185 169 13 3 15 .984 -1 -7 9.97 6.50 .992 9.98 9.90
1978 PIT NL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1979 PIT NL 29 LF 64 60 17 448.1 116 109 2 5 1 .957 -4 -12 2.23 1.73 .970 2.01 2.00
1979 PIT NL 29 OF 64 60 17 448.1 119 112 2 5 1 .958 -4 -12 2.29 1.78 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 PIT NL 29 1B 48 25 22 270.1 276 255 18 3 27 .989 -3 -14 9.09 5.69 .992 9.89 9.86
1980 PIT NL 30 1B 70 52 48 511.1 539 502 32 5 48 .991 -4 -11 9.40 7.63 .992 10.16 10.17
1980 PIT NL 30 OF 11 8 3 62.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -3 -56 1.16 0.73 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 PIT NL 30 LF 10 8 3 61.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -3 -55 1.18 0.80 .976 2.07 2.06
1980 PIT NL 30 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1981 TOT NL 31 1B 29 25 16 213.2 235 213 17 5 16 .979 0 2 9.69 7.93 .992 10.22 10.25
1981 PIT NL 31 1B 8 4 4 48.0 50 48 1 1 2 .980 -2 -38 9.19 6.13 .992 10.22 10.25
1981 PIT NL 31 LF 8 7 4 58.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.71 1.38 .975 2.13 2.12
1981 PIT NL 31 OF 8 7 4 58.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.86 1.50 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 MON NL 31 1B 21 21 12 165.2 185 165 16 4 14 .978 2 14 9.83 8.62 .992 10.22 10.25
1982 TOT NL 32 1B 6 2 1 27.0 26 24 2 0 5 1.000 -1 -36 8.67 4.33 .992 10.23 10.27
1982 MON NL 32 1B 5 2 1 26.0 25 23 2 0 4 1.000 -1 -37 8.65 5.00 .992 10.25 10.26
1982 PIT NL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 10.30
11 Seasons 1B 547 462 428 4268.1 4399 4074 287 38 378 .991 -7 -2 9.20 7.97 .991 9.95 9.95
10 Seasons OF 440 416 252 3388.2 782 737 26 19 4 .976 -15 -5 2.03 1.73 .979 2.28 2.28
10 Seasons LF 433 412 249 3347.2 761 719 25 17 4 .978 -12 -4 2.00 1.72 .974 2.00 1.99
4 Seasons RF 6 3 2 30.0 3 1 0 2 0 .333 -3 -136 0.30 0.17 .980 2.01 2.07
1 Season CF 2 1 1 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -33 1.64 1.00 .985 2.70 2.70
12 Seasons TOT 987 878 680 7657.0 5181 4811 313 57 382 .989 -23 -4 6.02 5.19 .990 6.56 6.53
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA ()

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1974 NL  18 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1976 NL  34.77 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1976 NL  3.7 (9th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  77 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1973 NL  9 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  2 (1st)
1977 NL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  9.20 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  .994 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1972 NL  2.03 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  1.86 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  .985 (3rd)

             

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 (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1366), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (179th), 12.6 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/12.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197424New York Mets$40,0003/9/74 TSN
197727New York Mets$85,0001977 TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$125,000
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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