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Don Mincher

Donald Ray Mincher

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 24, 1938 in Huntsville, AL
High School: S. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1960 (Age 21.299)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels/Athletics/Pilots/Senators/... 1960-1972

Final Game: October 4, 1972 (Age 34.102)
Died: March 4, 2012 in Huntsville, AL
Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 25, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #837. Charlie Grimm… #838. Eric Young… #839. Whitey Kurowski… #840. DON MINCHER… #841. Freddie Patek… #842. Joe Cunningham… #843. Bob Skinner… 

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
1960 22 WSH AL 27 92 79 10 19 4 1 2 5 0 1 11 11 .241 .330 .392 .722 94 31 5 0 1 1 0 3
1961 23 MIN AL 35 123 101 18 19 5 1 5 11 0 1 22 11 .188 .333 .406 .739 93 41 5 0 0 0 0 3
1962 24 MIN AL 86 157 121 20 29 1 1 9 29 0 0 34 24 .240 .406 .488 .894 136 59 4 0 2 0 3 3
1963 25 MIN AL 82 262 225 41 58 8 0 17 42 0 0 30 51 .258 .351 .520 .871 139 117 0 3 3 1 0 3
1964 26 MIN AL 120 320 287 45 68 12 4 23 56 0 0 27 51 .237 .300 .547 .847 129 157 8 0 3 3 2 3
1965 27 MIN AL 128 403 346 43 87 17 3 22 65 1 3 49 73 .251 .344 .509 .853 135 176 3 2 2 4 15 3/7
1966 28 MIN AL 139 497 431 53 108 30 0 14 62 3 2 58 68 .251 .340 .418 .758 111 180 13 2 3 3 9 *3
1967 ★ 29 CAL AL 147 563 487 81 133 23 3 25 76 0 3 69 69 .273 .367 .487 .854 156 237 11 4 2 1 9 *3/9 AS,MVP-21
1968 30 CAL AL 120 457 399 35 94 12 1 13 48 0 2 43 65 .236 .312 .368 .680 111 147 8 4 6 6 6 *3
1969 ★ 31 SEP AL 140 514 427 53 105 14 0 25 78 10 11 78 69 .246 .366 .454 .821 132 194 8 5 0 3 13 *3 AS
1970 32 OAK AL 140 533 463 62 114 18 0 27 74 5 4 56 71 .246 .327 .460 .787 118 213 9 3 4 7 11 *3
1971 33 TOT AL 128 497 415 44 116 21 2 12 53 3 2 73 66 .280 .386 .427 .812 137 177 9 2 2 5 7 *3
1971 33 OAK AL 28 113 92 9 22 6 1 2 8 1 1 20 14 .239 .375 .391 .766 120 36 2 0 1 0 3 3
1971 33 WSA AL 100 384 323 35 94 15 1 10 45 2 1 53 52 .291 .389 .437 .826 142 141 7 2 1 5 4 3
1972 34 TOT AL 108 307 245 25 53 11 0 6 44 2 3 56 39 .216 .363 .335 .697 113 82 6 2 1 3 1 3
1972 34 TEX AL 61 243 191 23 45 10 0 6 39 2 1 46 23 .236 .384 .382 .766 133 73 2 2 1 3 1 3
1972 34 OAK AL 47 64 54 2 8 1 0 0 5 0 2 10 16 .148 .281 .167 .448 39 9 4 0 0 0 0 3
13 Yrs 1400 4725 4026 530 1003 176 16 200 643 24 32 606 668 .249 .348 .450 .798 127 1811 89 27 29 37 76
162 Game Avg. 162 547 466 61 116 20 2 23 74 3 4 70 77 .249 .348 .450 .798 127 210 10 3 3 4 9
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
MIN (7 yrs) 617 1854 1590 230 388 77 10 92 270 4 7 231 289 .244 .340 .479 .819 123 761 38 7 14 12 29
OAK (3 yrs) 215 710 609 73 144 25 1 29 87 6 7 86 101 .236 .330 .424 .754 112 258 15 3 5 7 14
TEX (2 yrs) 161 627 514 58 139 25 1 16 84 4 2 99 75 .270 .387 .416 .804 139 214 9 4 2 8 5
CAL (2 yrs) 267 1020 886 116 227 35 4 38 124 0 5 112 134 .256 .343 .433 .776 136 384 19 8 8 7 15
SEP (1 yr) 140 514 427 53 105 14 0 25 78 10 11 78 69 .246 .366 .454 .821 132 194 8 5 0 3 13

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
1960 22 WSH AL 27 92 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .475 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2 3
1961 23 MIN AL 35 123 -1 -1 -1 1 -2 -4 -0.4 4 0 -0.1 .489 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 3
1962 24 MIN AL 86 157 7 1 -0 -1 -1 6 0.5 5 10 1.0 .507 .504 1.1 -0.3 11 3
1963 25 MIN AL 82 262 13 -1 1 0 -3 10 1.1 8 18 1.9 .514 .507 1.9 -0.4 18 3
1964 26 MIN AL 120 320 9 -0 -1 2 -4 6 0.6 10 16 1.5 .506 .504 1.4 -0.4 14 3
1965 27 MIN AL 128 403 12 -2 1 2 -5 7 0.7 12 19 2.0 .506 .505 1.8 -0.4 17 3/7
1966 28 MIN AL 139 497 5 -2 -2 13 -7 8 0.7 16 24 2.4 .507 .506 1.1 0.6 11 $21,000 *3
1967 ★ 29 CAL AL 147 563 31 -1 1 0 -8 24 2.5 18 42 4.4 .519 .517 4.6 -1.1 42 $22,500 *3/9 AS,MVP-21
1968 30 CAL AL 120 457 2 -1 -1 -0 -6 -6 -1.0 16 9 0.6 .493 .495 0.8 -0.9 10 *3
1969 ★ 31 SEP AL 140 514 16 -3 0 2 -7 8 0.8 18 26 2.5 .506 .505 2.5 -0.7 24 $36,500 *3 AS
1970 32 OAK AL 140 533 8 -1 -1 4 -7 2 0.1 18 20 2.0 .502 .501 1.7 -0.5 17 $40,000 *3
1971 33 OAK AL 28 113 4 0 -0 1 -2 3 0.3 4 7 0.8 .513 .502 0.6 -0.1 6 3
1971 33 WSA AL 100 384 16 -2 0 1 -5 11 1.2 13 24 2.5 .512 .508 2.5 -0.4 23 $42,500 3
1972 34 TEX AL 61 243 9 -1 1 6 -3 12 1.4 9 20 2.3 .524 .509 1.6 0.3 14 3
1972 34 OAK AL 47 64 -4 -1 -1 -0 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -3 -0.5 .485 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $47,000 3
13 Seasons 1400 4725 125 -15 -3 29 -61 75 7.0 155 230 23.0 .506 .505 20.9 -4.8 202 $209,500
MIN (7 yrs) 617 1854 44 -6 -3 16 -23 28 2.4 58 85 8.3 .505 .504 7.0 -1.4 70 $21,000
OAK (3 yrs) 215 710 8 -2 -1 4 -9 -0 -0.3 24 24 2.3 .500 .500 1.9 -0.7 20 $87,000
TEX (2 yrs) 161 627 25 -3 1 7 -8 22 2.6 22 44 4.9 .517 .508 4.1 -0.1 37 $42,500
CAL (2 yrs) 267 1020 33 -2 0 0 -14 17 1.5 34 51 5.0 .507 .507 5.4 -2.0 51 $22,500
SEP (1 yr) 140 514 16 -3 0 2 -7 8 0.8 18 26 2.5 .506 .505 2.5 -0.7 24 $36,500

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
1965 27 MIN AL WS LAD L 7 25 23 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 .130 .200 .261 .461 6 1 0 0 0 0
1972 34 OAK AL ALCS DET W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 ❍ 34 OAK AL WS CIN W 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 11 27 25 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 8 .160 .222 .280 .502 7 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 10 26 24 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 .167 .231 .292 .522 7 1 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
1960 WSH AL 22 1B 20 20 20 182.0 219 209 5 5 14 .977 -2 -13 10.58 10.70 .991 9.58 9.56
1961 MIN AL 23 1B 29 24 23 237.0 260 234 18 8 28 .969 1 4 9.57 8.69 .990 9.45 9.34
1962 MIN AL 24 1B 25 20 18 194.0 229 211 13 5 17 .978 -1 -4 10.39 8.96 .990 9.44 9.41
1963 MIN AL 25 1B 60 57 35 478.0 481 446 27 8 34 .983 0 1 8.91 7.88 .990 9.48 9.49
1964 MIN AL 26 1B 76 65 58 601.1 597 549 43 5 50 .992 2 4 8.86 7.79 .991 9.43 9.41
1965 MIN AL 27 1B 99 89 85 807.1 870 818 45 7 64 .992 2 3 9.62 8.72 .991 9.56 9.53
1965 MIN AL 27 LF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1965 MIN AL 27 OF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1966 MIN AL 28 1B 130 118 115 1064.2 1089 995 85 9 62 .992 13 15 9.13 8.31 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 CAL AL 29 1B 142 131 122 1180.1 1273 1177 88 8 92 .994 0 0 9.65 8.91 .991 9.53 9.55 AS,MVP-21
1967 CAL AL 29 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 0.50 .980 1.80 1.80 AS,MVP-21
1967 CAL AL 29 OF 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 1.00 .980 2.02 2.10 AS,MVP-21
1968 CAL AL 30 1B 113 107 93 930.0 1017 949 59 9 90 .991 -0 -0 9.75 8.92 .989 9.59 9.54
1969 SEP AL 31 1B 122 117 112 1050.1 1132 1033 93 6 98 .995 2 2 9.65 9.23 .992 9.63 9.62 AS
1970 OAK AL 32 1B 137 129 117 1144.2 1212 1109 91 12 107 .990 4 4 9.44 8.76 .991 9.59 9.56
1971 TOT AL 33 1B 115 112 80 957.0 998 907 82 9 91 .991 2 3 9.30 8.60 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 OAK AL 33 1B 27 26 23 231.2 226 202 23 1 11 .996 1 5 8.74 8.33 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 WSA AL 33 1B 88 86 57 725.1 772 705 59 8 80 .990 1 2 9.48 8.68 .992 9.59 9.53
1972 TOT AL 34 1B 70 65 39 534.0 595 544 47 4 49 .993 6 13 9.96 8.44 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 TEX AL 34 1B 59 57 37 465.2 514 467 44 3 45 .994 6 15 9.88 8.66 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 OAK AL 34 1B 11 8 2 68.1 81 77 3 1 4 .988 -0 -2 10.54 7.27 .991 9.75 9.71
13 Seasons 1B 1138 1054 917 9360.2 9972 9181 696 95 796 .990 29 4 9.50 8.68 .991 9.57 9.55
2 Seasons OF 2 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 0.50 .980 2.02 2.05
1 Season RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 0.50 .980 1.80 1.80
1 Season LF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
13 Seasons TOT 1140 1055 917 9368.2 9973 9182 696 95 796 .990 29 4 9.49 8.66 .991 9.56 9.53
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1967 AL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1967 AL  4.6 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1967 AL  .273 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1967 AL  .367 (8th)
1971 AL  .386 (9th)**

Slugging % s c a p y
1967 AL  .487 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1967 AL  .854 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1967 AL  81 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1966 AL  30 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  25 (5th)
1970 AL  27 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1967 AL  76 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1967 AL  156 (5th)
Career  127 (208th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1967 AL  87 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  35 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1967 AL  3.8 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1967 AL  51 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1967 AL  .724 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1968 AL  6 (5th)
1970 AL  7 (7th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  15 (1st)
1966 AL  9 (8th)
1969 AL  13 (4th)
1970 AL  11 (7th)
Career  76 (206th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1969 AL  11 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1969 AL  14.3 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1967 AL  19.5 (6th)
1969 AL  17.1 (9th)
1970 AL  17.1 (7th)
Career  20.1 (128th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1967 AL  34.73 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1967 AL  4.6 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1967 AL  3.1 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1967 AL  3.8 (6th)

Putoutss c a p y
1967 AL  1,178 (3rd)
1970 AL  1,109 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  130 (5th)
1967 AL  142 (4th)
1970 AL  137 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  1,177 (3rd)
1970 AL  1,109 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  85 (5th)
1967 AL  88 (5th)
1969 AL  93 (5th)
1970 AL  91 (2nd)
1971 AL  82 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1963 AL  8 (5th)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1971 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1967 AL  92 (3rd)
1968 AL  90 (4th)
1970 AL  107 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1964 AL  2 (5th)
1966 AL  13 (2nd)
1970 AL  4 (3rd)
Career  29 (33rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1965 AL  9.62 (5th)
1967 AL  9.65 (4th)
1968 AL  9.75 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  8.72 (5th)
1967 AL  8.91 (5th)
1968 AL  8.92 (5th)
1969 AL  9.23 (5th)
1970 AL  8.76 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  .992 (2nd)
1967 AL  .994 (2nd)
1968 AL  .991 (4th)
1969 AL  .995 (2nd)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 24 (934), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1450), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1290), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (113th), 23.0 career WAR/18.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1966 28 Minnesota Twins $21,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1967 29 California Angels $22,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 31 Seattle Pilots $36,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1970 32 Oakland Athletics $40,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 33 Washington Senators $42,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 34 Oakland Athletics $47,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$209,500
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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