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Bubba Morton

Wycliffe Nathaniel Morton

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 13, 1931 in Washington, DC
School: Howard University (Washington, DC)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1961 (Age 29.127)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Tigers/Braves 1961-1969

Final Game: September 28, 1969 (Age 37.289)
Died: January 14, 2006 in Seattle, WA
Buried: Buried at sea,
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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
1961 29 DET AL 77 120 108 26 31 5 1 2 19 3 1 9 25 .287 .342 .407 .749 97 44 1 1 0 2 1 9/78
1962 30 DET AL 90 228 195 30 51 6 3 4 17 1 1 32 32 .262 .366 .385 .750 100 75 5 0 1 0 0 98/37
1963 31 TOT MLB 21 44 39 3 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 4 .154 .250 .154 .404 19 6 2 1 0 0 1 /87
1963 31 DET AL 6 13 11 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .091 .231 .091 .322 -6 1 0 0 0 0 0 /8
1963 31 MLN NL 15 31 28 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 .179 .258 .179 .437 29 5 2 1 0 0 1 /78
1966 34 CAL AL 15 54 50 4 11 1 0 0 4 1 1 2 6 .220 .250 .240 .490 44 12 1 0 2 0 0 9
1967 35 CAL AL 80 229 201 23 63 9 3 0 32 0 3 22 29 .313 .387 .388 .775 135 78 8 2 4 0 1 9/7
1968 36 CAL AL 81 184 163 13 44 6 0 1 18 2 1 14 18 .270 .341 .325 .666 108 53 6 4 2 1 0 9/75
1969 37 CAL AL 87 206 172 18 42 10 1 7 32 0 0 28 29 .244 .356 .436 .792 127 75 4 3 1 2 1 9/73
7 Yrs 451 1065 928 117 248 37 8 14 128 7 7 111 143 .267 .351 .370 .720 107 343 27 11 10 5 4
162 Game Avg. 162 383 333 42 89 13 3 5 46 3 3 40 51 .267 .351 .370 .720 107 123 10 4 4 2 1
CAL (4 yrs) 263 673 586 58 160 26 4 8 86 3 5 66 82 .273 .354 .372 .726 117 218 19 9 9 3 2
DET (3 yrs) 173 361 314 58 83 11 4 6 38 4 2 43 58 .264 .353 .382 .735 95 120 6 1 1 2 1
MLN (1 yr) 15 31 28 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 .179 .258 .179 .437 29 5 2 1 0 0 1
AL (7 yrs) 436 1034 900 116 243 37 8 14 124 7 7 109 140 .270 .354 .376 .729 109 338 25 10 10 5 3
NL (1 yr) 15 31 28 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 .179 .258 .179 .437 29 5 2 1 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
1961 29 DET AL 77 120 0 -1 1 4 -1 3 0.3 4 7 0.6 .504 .502 0.3 0.2 3 9/78
1962 30 DET AL 90 228 1 0 0 3 -2 3 0.2 7 10 0.9 .503 .502 0.7 -0.0 7 98/37
1963 31 DET AL 6 13 -2 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /8
1963 31 MLN NL 15 31 -2 0 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /78
1966 34 CAL AL 15 54 -3 -0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .470 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 9
1967 35 CAL AL 80 229 8 -2 0 1 -3 5 0.5 7 12 1.3 .507 .504 1.2 -0.3 12 9/7
1968 36 CAL AL 81 184 2 0 -0 -1 -2 -1 -0.2 6 6 0.5 .499 .500 0.7 -0.4 7 9/75
1969 37 CAL AL 87 206 6 -1 0 3 -2 7 0.7 7 14 1.4 .509 .505 1.2 0.0 11 $20,000 9/73
7 Seasons 451 1065 12 -3 2 10 -10 11 0.7 35 45 4.2 .503 .502 3.5 -0.5 35 $20,000
CAL (4 yrs) 263 673 14 -3 1 2 -7 7 0.5 23 30 2.9 .503 .502 2.8 -0.8 27 $20,000
DET (3 yrs) 173 361 0 -0 1 7 -3 5 0.4 11 16 1.4 .503 .502 0.9 0.2 9
MLN (1 yr) 15 31 -2 0 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.2 0.1 -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
1961 DET AL 29 OF 30 18 10 158.0 42 39 1 2 1 .952 4 28 2.28 1.33 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 DET AL 29 RF 20 15 7 117.0 36 35 0 1 0 .972 4 38 2.69 1.75 .976 2.06 2.04
1961 DET AL 29 LF 8 1 1 25.0 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 2 72 2.88 1.00 .969 2.02 1.98
1961 DET AL 29 CF 2 2 2 16.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -2 -112 1.69 1.50 .982 2.59 2.55
1962 DET AL 30 OF 62 47 35 417.1 115 110 4 1 1 .991 4 10 2.46 1.84 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 DET AL 30 RF 33 18 17 196.1 47 45 2 0 1 1.000 4 23 2.15 1.42 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 DET AL 30 CF 30 28 17 212.0 65 62 2 1 0 .985 0 1 2.72 2.13 .986 2.58 2.57
1962 DET AL 30 1B 3 3 1 19.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -57 6.63 4.67 .990 9.43 9.40
1962 DET AL 30 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 2.00 2.00 .975 2.00 2.00
1963 TOT MLB 31 OF 12 7 6 72.0 22 21 0 1 0 .955 1 23 2.62 1.75 .979 2.06 2.04
1963 TOT MLB 31 CF 6 5 4 45.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1 24 3.00 2.50 .984 2.48 2.47
1963 DET AL 31 CF 3 2 2 22.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 0 27 2.86 2.33 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 DET AL 31 OF 3 2 2 22.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 0 27 2.86 2.33 .981 2.17 2.17
1963 MLN NL 31 OF 9 5 4 50.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 22 2.52 1.56 .977 2.02 2.00
1963 MLN NL 31 LF 6 2 2 27.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 22 2.00 1.00 .972 1.80 1.78
1963 MLN NL 31 CF 3 3 2 23.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 21 3.13 2.67 .982 2.39 2.37
1966 CAL AL 34 OF 14 14 13 119.1 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.96 1.86 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 CAL AL 34 RF 14 14 13 119.1 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.96 1.86 .979 1.94 1.94
1967 CAL AL 35 OF 61 48 33 435.2 84 83 1 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.74 1.38 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 CAL AL 35 RF 56 43 30 378.1 69 68 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.64 1.23 .981 1.82 1.82
1967 CAL AL 35 LF 9 5 3 57.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 1.73 1.22 .976 1.87 1.87
1968 CAL AL 36 OF 50 39 20 315.2 66 64 1 1 1 .985 -1 -4 1.85 1.30 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 CAL AL 36 RF 47 37 18 297.2 62 60 1 1 1 .984 -1 -6 1.84 1.30 .977 1.88 1.87
1968 CAL AL 36 LF 3 2 2 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.00 1.33 .978 1.85 1.83
1968 CAL AL 36 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1969 CAL AL 37 OF 49 44 19 344.0 75 70 5 0 1 1.000 3 9 1.96 1.53 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 CAL AL 37 RF 43 38 17 303.0 65 61 4 0 0 1.000 1 4 1.93 1.51 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 CAL AL 37 LF 6 6 2 41.0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 2 47 2.20 1.67 .978 2.00 1.98
1969 CAL AL 37 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.60
7 Seasons OF 278 217 136 1862.0 430 412 13 5 4 .988 11 7 2.05 1.53 .980 2.12 2.12
6 Seasons RF 213 165 102 1411.2 305 294 9 2 2 .993 7 6 1.93 1.42 .978 1.91 1.90
3 Seasons CF 38 35 23 273.0 85 80 2 3 0 .965 -1 -2 2.70 2.16 .986 2.56 2.55
6 Seasons LF 33 17 11 177.1 41 39 2 0 2 1.000 4 30 2.08 1.24 .975 1.91 1.90
2 Seasons 1B 4 3 1 20.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -54 7.20 4.00 .990 9.45 9.45
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
7 Seasons TOT 283 220 137 1883.0 446 428 13 5 4 .989 10 6 2.11 1.56 .980 2.20 2.23
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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  1 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  1 (3rd)
1968 AL  1 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1931-12-13 (9th)
1969 AL  born 1931-12-13 (5th)

             

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
1969 37 California Angels $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,000
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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Name and misspellings: Wycliffe Bubba Nathaniel Morton

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