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Dale Mitchell

Loren Dale Mitchell

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 23, 1921 in Colony, OK
High School: Cloud Chief HS (Cloud Chief, OK)
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1946 (Age 25.023)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Dodgers 1946-1956

Final Game: September 26, 1956 (Age 35.034)
Died: January 5, 1987 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Cloud Chief Cemetery, Cloud Chief, OK
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 10, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #896. Casey Blake… #897. Ozzie Guillen… #898. Jack Barry… #899. DALE MITCHELL… #900. Terry Moore… #901. Denard Span… #902. Jason Heyward… 

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
1946 24 CLE AL 11 45 44 7 19 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 2 .432 .444 .500 .944 172 22 1 0 0 8O
1947 25 CLE AL 123 518 493 69 156 16 10 1 34 2 5 23 14 .316 .347 .396 .742 109 195 2 0 2 *O78/9 MVP-26
1948 26 CLE AL 141 656 608 82 204 30 8 4 56 13 18 45 17 .336 .383 .431 .814 119 262 9 2 1 *7O/8
1949 ★ 27 CLE AL 149 685 640 81 203 16 23 3 56 10 3 43 11 .317 .360 .428 .788 110 274 8 0 2 *7O AS,MVP-26
1950 28 CLE AL 130 577 506 81 156 27 5 3 49 3 7 67 21 .308 .390 .399 .789 106 202 7 1 3 *7O/9
1951 29 CLE AL 134 570 510 83 148 21 7 11 62 7 7 53 16 .290 .358 .424 .782 116 216 8 1 6 *7O MVP-28
1952 ★ 30 CLE AL 134 571 511 61 165 26 3 5 58 6 6 52 9 .323 .387 .415 .801 130 212 14 1 7 *7O AS,MVP-20
1953 31 CLE AL 134 542 500 76 150 26 4 13 60 3 1 42 20 .300 .354 .446 .800 118 223 11 0 0 *7O
1954 32 CLE AL 53 69 60 6 17 1 0 1 6 0 0 9 1 .283 .377 .350 .727 99 21 1 0 0 0 /73
1955 33 CLE AL 61 64 58 4 15 2 1 0 10 0 0 4 3 .259 .302 .328 .629 67 19 2 0 0 1 2 /37
1956 34 TOT MLB 57 61 54 5 11 1 0 0 7 0 0 7 5 .204 .295 .222 .517 37 12 2 0 0 0 1 /7
1956 34 CLE AL 38 37 30 2 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 7 2 .133 .297 .133 .431 17 4 0 0 0 0 1 /7
1956 34 BRO NL 19 24 24 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 .292 .333 .625 62 8 2 0 0 0 0 /7
11 Yrs 1127 4358 3984 555 1244 169 61 41 403 45 47 346 119 .312 .368 .416 .784 114 1658 65 5 21 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 626 573 80 179 24 9 6 58 6 7 50 17 .312 .368 .416 .784 114 238 9 1 3
CLE (11 yrs) 1108 4334 3960 552 1237 168 61 41 402 45 47 346 116 .312 .368 .417 .785 114 1650 63 5 21 1 3
BRO (1 yr) 19 24 24 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 .292 .333 .625 62 8 2 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 1108 4334 3960 552 1237 168 61 41 402 45 47 346 116 .312 .368 .417 .785 114 1650 63 5 21 1 3
NL (1 yr) 19 24 24 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 .292 .333 .625 62 8 2 0 0 0 0

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
1946 24 CLE AL 11 45 4 0 0 0 -0 4 0.4 1 5 0.6 .539 .503 0.6 -0.0 5 8O
1947 25 CLE AL 123 518 5 -1 0 1 -4 1 0.0 15 16 1.6 .501 .501 1.5 -0.4 15 *O78/9 MVP-26
1948 26 CLE AL 141 656 17 -6 1 7 -6 12 1.2 18 30 3.0 .509 .508 2.2 0.1 23 *7O/8
1949 ★ 27 CLE AL 149 685 8 0 2 4 -7 7 0.7 19 26 2.5 .505 .504 2.2 -0.3 22 *7O AS,MVP-26
1950 28 CLE AL 130 577 8 -1 2 0 -6 4 0.4 18 22 2.1 .503 .502 2.0 -0.5 21 *7O/9
1951 29 CLE AL 134 570 13 2 1 2 -6 12 1.2 17 30 3.0 .510 .508 2.7 -0.4 28 *7O MVP-28
1952 ★ 30 CLE AL 134 571 22 0 0 4 -6 20 2.2 18 38 3.9 .516 .513 3.4 -0.2 34 *7O AS,MVP-20
1953 31 CLE AL 134 542 12 2 2 -3 -5 9 0.9 17 25 2.6 .507 .506 2.9 -0.8 28 *7O
1954 32 CLE AL 53 69 0 -0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 /73
1955 33 CLE AL 61 64 -3 -0 1 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .495 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /37
1956 34 CLE AL 38 37 -3 1 1 -0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 /7
1956 34 BRO NL 19 24 -1 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /7
11 Seasons 1127 4358 82 -2 11 13 -40 64 6.5 128 192 19.3 .506 .505 17.7 -2.8 179
CLE (11 yrs) 1108 4334 83 -2 12 13 -40 65 6.6 127 192 19.3 .506 .505 17.7 -2.8 179
BRO (1 yr) 19 24 -1 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 -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
1948 ❍ 26 CLE AL WS BSN W 6 25 23 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 .174 .240 .348 .588 8 0 0 0 0 0
1954 32 CLE AL WS NYG L 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 34 BRO NL WS NYY L 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 13 32 29 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 .138 .219 .276 .495 8 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 13 32 29 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 .138 .219 .276 .495 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
1946 CLE AL 24 CF 11 11 11 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 2.55 .984 2.72
1946 CLE AL 24 OF 11 11 11 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 2.55 .977 2.36
1947 CLE AL 25 OF 115 111 97 266 252 8 6 1 .977 2.26 .979 2.47 MVP-26
1947 CLE AL 25 LF 75 65 60 142 135 5 2 0 .986 1.87 .976 2.31 MVP-26
1947 CLE AL 25 CF 50 45 37 120 113 3 4 1 .967 2.32 .983 2.90 MVP-26
1947 CLE AL 25 RF 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.10 MVP-26
1948 CLE AL 26 LF 140 136 132 321 308 10 3 3 .991 2.27 .975 2.33
1948 CLE AL 26 OF 140 136 132 322 307 12 3 3 .991 2.28 .975 2.51
1948 CLE AL 26 CF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 3.00
1949 CLE AL 27 LF 149 146 145 345 333 10 2 2 .994 2.30 .982 2.32 AS,MVP-26
1949 CLE AL 27 OF 149 146 145 349 337 10 2 2 .994 2.33 .980 2.44 AS,MVP-26
1950 CLE AL 28 LF 127 120 110 1057.2 238 228 3 7 1 .971 1.97 1.82 .977 2.39 2.35
1950 CLE AL 28 OF 127 120 110 1058.2 246 236 3 7 1 .972 2.03 1.88 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 CLE AL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1951 CLE AL 29 LF 124 122 109 1075.2 251 244 5 2 0 .992 2.08 2.01 .973 2.42 2.41 MVP-28
1951 CLE AL 29 OF 124 122 109 1075.2 258 253 3 2 0 .992 2.14 2.06 .977 2.45 2.44 MVP-28
1952 CLE AL 30 LF 128 123 97 1084.1 258 254 2 2 0 .992 2.12 2.00 .979 2.27 2.27 AS,MVP-20
1952 CLE AL 30 OF 128 123 97 1084.1 262 258 2 2 0 .992 2.16 2.03 .980 2.40 2.40 AS,MVP-20
1953 CLE AL 31 LF 125 121 64 970.0 235 226 2 7 1 .970 -7 -9 2.12 1.82 .973 2.22 2.21
1953 CLE AL 31 OF 125 121 64 970.0 233 224 2 7 1 .970 -3 -4 2.10 1.81 .981 2.43 2.41
1954 CLE AL 32 LF 6 4 3 37.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -1 -42 1.95 1.33 .977 2.26 2.23
1954 CLE AL 32 OF 6 4 3 37.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -1 -42 1.95 1.33 .979 2.38 2.37
1954 CLE AL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.50
1955 CLE AL 33 1B 8 2 1 32.0 28 26 2 0 5 1.000 -0 -11 7.88 3.50 .991 9.62 9.54
1955 CLE AL 33 LF 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 0.33 .980 2.34 2.27
1955 CLE AL 33 OF 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 0.33 .980 2.34 2.37
1956 TOT MLB 34 LF 3 2 0 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 1.59 1.00 .973 2.06 2.07
1956 TOT MLB 34 OF 3 2 0 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 1.59 1.00 .977 2.28 2.27
1956 CLE AL 34 LF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1956 CLE AL 34 OF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1956 BRO NL 34 LF 2 2 0 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.08 1.50 .973 2.08 2.05
1956 BRO NL 34 OF 2 2 0 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.08 1.50 .977 2.28 2.25
11 Seasons OF 931 896 768 4247.2 1977 1906 41 30 8 .985 -4 -1 2.10 2.09 .979 2.45 2.45
10 Seasons LF 880 839 720 4246.2 1803 1739 38 26 7 .986 -8 -2 2.07 2.02 .977 2.33 2.31
3 Seasons CF 62 56 48 150 143 3 4 1 .973 2.35 .983 2.87
2 Seasons 1B 9 2 1 33.0 30 28 2 0 5 1.000 -0 -15 8.18 3.33 .991 9.63 9.53
2 Seasons RF 2 1 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.00 1.00 .975 1.80 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 940 898 769 4280.2 2007 1934 43 30 13 .985 -5 -1 2.15 2.10 .979 2.50 2.51
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))
1947 AL (26, 1%)
1949 AL (26, 1%)
1951 AL (28, 1%)
1952 AL (20, 3%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1947 AL  .316 (6th)
1948 AL  .336 (3rd)
1949 AL  .317 (4th)
1952 AL  .323 (2nd)
Career  .312 (83rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1952 AL  .387 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1948 AL  608 (5th)
1949 AL  640 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1948 AL  656 (10th)
1949 AL  685 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  204 (2nd)
1949 AL  203 (1st)
1952 AL  165 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1949 AL  274 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1952 AL  26 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1947 AL  10 (4th)
1949 AL  23 (1st)
1951 AL  7 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1948 AL  13 (4th)
1949 AL  10 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1947 AL  129 (5th)
1948 AL  162 (1st)
1949 AL  161 (1st)
1952 AL  131 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1949 AL  99 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1948 AL  18 (1st)
1950 AL  7 (4th)
1951 AL  7 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1951 AL  8.6 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1947 AL  35.2 (3rd)
1948 AL  35.8 (2nd)
1949 AL  58.2 (1st)
1950 AL  24.1 (5th)
1951 AL  31.9 (4th)
1952 AL  56.8 (1st)
1953 AL  25.0 (3rd)
Career  33.5 (14th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1948 AL  432 (8th)
1949 AL  450 (6th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  140 (1st)
1949 AL  149 (2nd)
1950 AL  127 (3rd)
1951 AL  124 (4th)
1952 AL  128 (2nd)
1953 AL  125 (3rd)
Career  880 (81st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  308 (2nd)
1949 AL  333 (3rd)
1950 AL  228 (4th)
1951 AL  244 (4th)
1952 AL  254 (2nd)
1953 AL  226 (4th)
Career  1,739 (69th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 AL  5 (5th)
1948 AL  10 (1st)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  7 (3rd)
1953 AL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (2nd)
1949 AL  2 (3rd)
1950 AL  1 (5th)
1953 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  140 (3rd)
1949 AL  149 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  337 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  12 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  2.27 (2nd)
1949 AL  2.30 (3rd)
1952 AL  2.00 (5th)
1953 AL  1.82 (5th)
Career  2.02 (70th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  .991 (1st)
1949 AL  .994 (1st)
1950 AL  .971 (3rd)
1951 AL  .992 (1st)
1952 AL  .992 (2nd)
1953 AL  .970 (4th)
Career  .986 (35th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  .991 (1st)
1949 AL  .994 (1st)
1951 AL  .992 (4th)
1952 AL  .992 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (392), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 36 (696), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (443), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (676), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (115th), 19.3 career WAR/18.8 7yr-peak WAR/19.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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