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George Mitterwald

George Eugene Mitterwald (Baron von Mitterwald)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 7, 1945 in Berkeley, CA
High School: Mount Eden HS (Hayward, CA)
School: Chabot College (Hayward, CA)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1966 (Age 21.100)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Cubs 1966-1977

Final Game: September 24, 1977 (Age 32.109)
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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
1966 21 MIN AL 3 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1968 23 MIN AL 11 38 34 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .206 .270 .235 .506 51 8 1 0 1 0 0 2
1969 24 MIN AL 69 210 187 18 48 8 0 5 13 0 1 17 47 .257 .327 .380 .707 94 71 6 3 2 1 1 2/7
1970 25 MIN AL 117 409 369 36 82 12 2 15 46 3 5 34 84 .222 .291 .388 .679 84 143 11 2 4 0 6 *2
1971 26 MIN AL 125 434 388 38 97 13 1 13 44 3 3 39 104 .250 .316 .389 .705 97 151 9 0 3 4 9 *2
1972 27 MIN AL 64 173 163 12 30 4 1 1 8 0 1 9 37 .184 .225 .239 .465 36 39 5 0 0 1 2 2
1973 28 MIN AL 125 481 432 50 112 15 0 16 64 3 1 39 111 .259 .326 .405 .731 102 175 10 5 2 3 0 *2/D
1974 29 CHC NL 78 240 215 17 54 7 0 7 28 1 3 18 42 .251 .310 .381 .691 91 82 4 2 1 4 4 2
1975 30 CHC NL 84 222 200 19 44 4 3 5 26 0 0 19 42 .220 .285 .345 .630 72 69 3 0 1 2 7 23
1976 31 CHC NL 101 325 303 19 65 7 0 5 28 1 2 16 63 .215 .249 .287 .536 48 87 9 0 0 6 2 23
1977 32 CHC NL 110 382 349 40 83 22 0 9 43 3 1 28 69 .238 .295 .378 .673 72 132 18 1 2 2 7 *2/3
11 Yrs 887 2919 2645 251 623 93 7 76 301 14 17 222 607 .236 .296 .362 .658 80 958 76 13 16 23 38
162 Game Avg. 162 533 483 46 114 17 1 14 55 3 3 41 111 .236 .296 .362 .658 80 175 14 2 3 4 7
MIN (7 yrs) 514 1750 1578 156 377 53 4 50 176 9 11 141 391 .239 .304 .373 .676 88 588 42 10 12 9 18
CHC (4 yrs) 373 1169 1067 95 246 40 3 26 125 5 6 81 216 .231 .283 .347 .630 69 370 34 3 4 14 20
AL (7 yrs) 514 1750 1578 156 377 53 4 50 176 9 11 141 391 .239 .304 .373 .676 88 588 42 10 12 9 18
NL (4 yrs) 373 1169 1067 95 246 40 3 26 125 5 6 81 216 .231 .283 .347 .630 69 370 34 3 4 14 20

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
1966 21 MIN AL 3 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1968 23 MIN AL 11 38 -2 0 -0 -2 1 -4 -0.5 1 -2 -0.4 .457 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -0 2
1969 24 MIN AL 69 210 -2 -1 -0 -2 3 -2 -0.2 7 6 0.5 .497 .499 0.8 0.1 7 2/7
1970 25 MIN AL 117 409 -8 -2 -1 11 6 7 0.7 14 21 2.2 .507 .505 1.0 1.9 10 *2
1971 26 MIN AL 125 434 -4 -0 -1 1 7 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .502 1.7 0.9 16 *2
1972 27 MIN AL 64 173 -13 -1 -0 2 3 -10 -1.3 6 -4 -0.7 .480 .492 -0.9 0.6 -6 $23,000 2
1973 28 MIN AL 125 481 4 -0 -1 -3 7 7 0.9 17 24 2.6 .506 .505 2.8 0.6 28 $22,500 *2/D
1974 29 CHC NL 78 240 -3 -0 -0 -6 4 -6 -0.6 8 2 0.1 .492 .496 0.8 -0.2 8 2
1975 30 CHC NL 84 222 -9 -0 0 5 3 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 -0.1 0.8 1 23
1976 31 CHC NL 101 325 -22 -1 -1 1 3 -21 -2.4 11 -10 -1.4 .476 .485 -1.5 0.4 -11 23
1977 32 CHC NL 110 382 -15 1 -1 8 7 -2 -0.2 12 11 1.0 .498 .499 0.1 1.5 3 *2/3
11 Seasons 887 2919 -75 -6 -6 14 43 -29 -3.8 99 70 6.1 .496 .499 4.6 6.2 56 $45,500
MIN (7 yrs) 514 1750 -25 -5 -3 7 27 1 -0.2 61 62 6.0 .500 .501 5.3 3.8 55 $45,500
CHC (4 yrs) 373 1169 -49 -1 -3 7 16 -30 -3.5 38 8 0.1 .491 .495 -0.8 2.5 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
1969 24 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
1970 25 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 2 8 8 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .625 1.125 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 16 15 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .333 .375 .400 .775 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 4 16 15 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .333 .375 .400 .775 6 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1966 MIN AL 21 C 3 1 1 12.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.75 4.33 .988 6.82 6.83 0 2 0 0 0
1968 MIN AL 23 C 10 10 7 87.0 76 69 4 3 0 .961 -2 -28 7.55 7.30 .990 6.97 6.94 1 4 7 1 13% 37% 0
1969 MIN AL 24 C 63 48 36 471.2 378 340 33 5 6 .987 -2 -5 7.12 5.92 .987 6.65 6.65 6 19 20 11 35% 36% 0
1969 MIN AL 24 LF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 0.50 .980 2.02 2.00
1969 MIN AL 24 OF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1970 MIN AL 25 C 117 108 92 955.2 805 740 62 3 8 .996 11 14 7.55 6.85 .988 6.65 6.62 8 26 34 39 53% 39% 1
1971 MIN AL 26 C 120 109 97 969.2 719 656 53 10 7 .986 1 1 6.58 5.91 .988 6.37 6.34 6 31 48 30 38% 39% 2
1972 MIN AL 27 C 61 44 35 404.0 310 272 33 5 4 .984 2 6 6.79 5.00 .985 6.48 6.46 2 9 28 20 42% 39% 0
1973 MIN AL 28 C 122 114 106 1021.0 741 676 59 6 6 .992 -3 -4 6.48 6.02 .985 6.05 6.02 15 47 64 39 38% 38% 2
1973 MIN AL 28 DH 3 3
1974 CHC NL 29 C 68 57 40 511.0 385 335 40 10 4 .974 -6 -14 6.60 5.51 .985 6.12 6.11 10 28 58 25 30% 33% 2
1975 CHC NL 30 C 59 40 33 388.2 286 247 32 7 4 .976 6 19 6.46 4.73 .985 6.03 6.02 1 13 23 23 50% 32% 1
1975 CHC NL 30 1B 10 7 3 61.0 75 68 6 1 6 .987 -1 -26 10.92 7.40 .990 9.97 9.96
1976 CHC NL 31 C 64 54 51 518.0 367 320 40 7 2 .981 2 5 6.25 5.63 .986 5.96 5.94 3 13 45 22 33% 33% 4
1976 CHC NL 31 1B 25 21 13 184.0 203 192 10 1 11 .995 -1 -8 9.88 8.08 .991 9.95 9.93
1977 CHC NL 32 C 109 102 83 897.1 707 621 78 8 13 .989 8 11 7.01 6.41 .985 6.49 6.49 6 36 77 58 43% 35% 2
1977 CHC NL 32 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.90
11 Seasons C 796 687 581 6236.0 4787 4289 434 64 54 .987 17 3 6.82 5.93 .986 6.34 6.32 58 228 404 268 40% 36% 14
3 Seasons 1B 36 28 16 247.0 280 262 16 2 17 .993 -3 -13 10.13 7.72 .991 9.95 9.94
1 Season DH 3 3
1 Season LF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 0.50 .980 2.02 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 833 715 597 6487.0 5067 4551 450 66 71 .987 14 3 6.94 6.00 .987 6.47 6.47 58 228 404 268 40% 36% 14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1970 AL  1.9 (10th)
1977 NL  1.5 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 AL  104 (4th)
1973 AL  111 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1977 NL  18 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1970 AL  117 (3rd)
1971 AL  120 (3rd)
1973 AL  122 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1970 AL  740 (3rd)
1971 AL  656 (4th)
1973 AL  676 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1970 AL  62 (3rd)
1971 AL  53 (5th)
1973 AL  59 (4th)
1977 NL  78 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1971 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (4th)
1977 NL  13 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  15 (3rd)
1974 NL  10 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1971 AL  48 (5th)
1973 AL  64 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1970 AL  39 (2nd)
1971 AL  30 (5th)
1973 AL  39 (4th)
1977 NL  58 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1970 AL  53.4 (3rd)
1972 AL  41.7 (5th)
1975 NL  50.0 (1st)
1977 NL  43.0 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1970 AL  11 (1st)
1972 AL  2 (4th)
1975 NL  6 (3rd)
1977 NL  8 (1st)
Career  17 (72nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1969 AL  7.12 (3rd)
1970 AL  7.55 (2nd)
1974 NL  6.60 (3rd)
1976 NL  6.25 (2nd)
1977 NL  7.01 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1970 AL  6.85 (4th)
1976 NL  5.63 (4th)
1977 NL  6.41 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1970 AL  .996 (2nd)
1973 AL  .992 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2215), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (221st), 6.1 career WAR/8.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1972 27 Minnesota Twins $23,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 28 Minnesota Twins $22,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 12/22/73 TSN: $25,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$45,500
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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