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Curt Motton

Curtell Howard Motton

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 164 lb.

Born: September 24, 1940 in Darnell, LA
High School: Encinal HS (Alameda, CA)
Schools: Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 5, 1967 (Age 26.284)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Angels/Brewers 1967-1974

Final Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 34.008)
Died: January 21, 2010 in Parkton, MD
Buried: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD
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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
1964 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1967 26 BAL AL 27 75 65 5 13 2 0 2 9 0 1 5 14 .200 .267 .323 .590 74 21 2 2 0 3 0 7
1968 27 BAL AL 83 254 217 27 43 7 0 8 25 1 3 31 43 .198 .298 .341 .639 94 74 7 1 2 3 0 7
1969 28 BAL AL 56 104 89 15 27 6 0 6 21 3 1 13 10 .303 .398 .573 .971 168 51 0 1 1 0 0 7/9
1970 29 BAL AL 52 105 84 16 19 3 1 3 19 1 2 18 20 .226 .369 .393 .762 110 33 0 1 2 0 0 7/9
1971 30 BAL AL 38 65 53 13 10 1 0 4 8 0 0 10 12 .189 .317 .434 .751 113 23 1 0 2 0 0 7/9
1972 31 TOT AL 48 51 45 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 14 .156 .255 .244 .499 53 11 1 0 0 0 0 7
1972 31 MIL AL 6 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .667 .952 182 4 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1972 31 CAL AL 42 44 39 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 .154 .250 .179 .429 33 7 1 0 0 0 0 /7
1973 32 BAL AL 5 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .833 1.262 250 5 0 0 0 0 0 /D7
1974 33 BAL AL 7 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -37 0 0 0 0 0 0 /9D
8 Yrs 316 671 567 85 121 20 1 25 89 5 7 86 116 .213 .319 .384 .704 105 218 11 5 7 6 0
162 Game Avg. 162 344 291 44 62 10 1 13 46 3 4 44 59 .213 .319 .384 .704 105 112 6 3 4 3 0
BAL (7 yrs) 268 620 522 78 114 19 1 24 86 5 7 80 102 .218 .325 .397 .721 109 207 10 5 7 6 0
CAL (1 yr) 42 44 39 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 .154 .250 .179 .429 33 7 1 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 6 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .667 .952 182 4 0 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
1967 26 BAL AL 27 75 -1 -1 -0 2 -1 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 -0.1 0.2 -0 7
1968 27 BAL AL 83 254 -0 1 -1 6 -3 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .505 .503 0.6 0.3 6 7
1969 28 BAL AL 56 104 9 0 1 -1 -1 9 0.9 4 12 1.3 .517 .506 1.4 -0.2 13 7/9
1970 29 BAL AL 52 105 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.5 -0.1 5 7/9
1971 30 BAL AL 38 65 1 1 0 0 -1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .503 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 7/9
1972 31 MIL AL 6 7 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $20,500 /7
1972 31 CAL AL 42 44 -3 1 0 2 -0 -1 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .496 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /7
1973 32 BAL AL 5 7 1 -0 0 -0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $17,500 /D7
1974 33 BAL AL 7 10 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /9D
8 Seasons 316 671 7 2 1 10 -7 13 1.3 23 36 3.6 .505 .502 2.6 0.2 26 $38,000
BAL (7 yrs) 268 620 10 1 1 8 -6 14 1.4 21 35 3.5 .506 .502 2.7 0.1 27 $17,500
CAL (1 yr) 42 44 -3 1 0 2 -0 -1 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .496 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1
MIL (1 yr) 6 7 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $20,500

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
1969 28 BAL AL ALCS MIN 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
1969 28 BAL AL WS NYM L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 30 BAL AL ALCS OAK W 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1974 33 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 5 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 4 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1967 BAL AL 26 LF 18 15 12 137.2 37 36 0 1 0 .973 2 22 2.35 2.00 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 BAL AL 26 OF 18 15 12 137.2 37 36 0 1 0 .973 2 22 2.35 2.00 .980 2.05 2.06
1968 BAL AL 27 LF 54 53 40 450.0 93 90 2 1 0 .989 6 16 1.84 1.70 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 BAL AL 27 OF 54 53 40 450.0 94 91 2 1 0 .989 6 16 1.86 1.72 .981 2.08 2.07
1969 BAL AL 28 OF 20 17 11 139.0 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -6 1.68 1.30 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 BAL AL 28 LF 16 13 10 109.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 1.65 1.25 .978 1.99 1.99
1969 BAL AL 28 RF 4 4 1 30.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.80 1.50 .973 1.92 1.90
1970 BAL AL 29 OF 21 19 10 152.0 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.95 1.57 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 BAL AL 29 LF 20 17 9 139.0 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.68 1.30 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 BAL AL 29 RF 2 2 1 13.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 1.38 1.00 .975 2.01 1.95
1971 BAL AL 30 OF 16 10 3 98.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 0 2 1.93 1.31 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 BAL AL 30 LF 12 8 3 70.0 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -5 1.80 1.17 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 BAL AL 30 RF 5 2 0 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 21 2.25 1.40 .980 2.06 2.04
1972 TOT AL 31 LF 12 7 2 61.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2 29 2.04 1.17 .980 1.88 1.89
1972 TOT AL 31 OF 12 7 2 61.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 29 2.19 1.25 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 MIL AL 31 LF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1972 MIL AL 31 OF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1972 CAL AL 31 LF 9 7 2 57.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2 31 2.18 1.56 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 CAL AL 31 OF 9 7 2 57.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 31 2.34 1.67 .983 2.22 2.21
1973 BAL AL 32 DH 1 1
1973 BAL AL 32 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1973 BAL AL 32 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1974 BAL AL 33 OF 2 1 1 10.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 2.00 .980 2.43 2.40
1974 BAL AL 33 RF 2 1 1 10.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 2.00 .975 2.16 2.15
1974 BAL AL 33 DH 1 0
8 Seasons OF 144 122 79 1050.1 230 224 4 2 0 .991 10 11 1.95 1.58 .981 2.12 2.12
7 Seasons LF 133 113 76 969.1 204 199 3 2 1 .990 9 11 1.88 1.52 .978 1.87 1.87
4 Seasons RF 13 9 3 81.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.11 1.46 .976 2.01 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 144 122 79 1050.1 230 224 4 2 0 .991 10 11 1.95 1.58 .981 2.12 2.12
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
1971 AL  1 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 AL  6 (4th)

                           

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 31 Milwaukee Brewers $20,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 32 Baltimore Orioles $17,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,000
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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