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Don Mueller    \MYOO-ler\

Donald Frederick Mueller (Mandrake The Magician)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 14, 1927 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Christian Brothers HS (Richmond Heights, MO)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1948 (Age 21.110)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/WhiteSox 1948-1959

Final Game: May 2, 1959 (Age 32.018)
Died: December 28, 2011 in Chesterfield, MO
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Hazelwood, MO
Relatives: Son of Walter Mueller
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 15, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1391. Frankie Gustine… #1392. Ollie Brown… #1393. Yank Robinson… #1394. DON MUELLER… #1395. Eddie Kasko… #1396. Tommy Helms… #1397. Mike Marshall… 

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
1948 21 NYG NL 36 82 81 12 29 4 1 1 9 0 0 3 .358 .358 .469 .827 121 38 3 0 1 O7/98
1949 22 NYG NL 51 61 56 5 13 4 0 0 1 0 5 6 .232 .295 .304 .599 61 17 7 0 0 /O97
1950 23 NYG NL 132 539 525 60 153 15 6 7 84 1 10 26 .291 .309 .383 .691 80 201 9 3 1 *O9/7
1951 24 NYG NL 122 493 469 58 130 10 7 16 69 1 1 19 13 .277 .307 .431 .737 95 202 4 1 4 *O9
1952 25 NYG NL 126 496 456 61 128 14 7 12 49 2 1 34 24 .281 .333 .421 .754 107 192 8 2 4 *O9
1953 26 NYG NL 131 502 480 56 160 12 2 6 60 2 0 19 13 .333 .360 .404 .764 96 194 7 1 2 *O97
1954 ★ 27 NYG NL 153 657 619 90 212 35 8 4 71 2 3 22 17 .342 .363 .444 .807 109 275 19 2 7 8 *9 AS,MVP-12
1955 ★ 28 NYG NL 147 640 605 67 185 21 4 8 83 1 2 19 12 .306 .326 .393 .720 90 238 13 3 5 7 4 *9 AS
1956 29 NYG NL 138 474 453 38 122 12 1 5 41 0 1 15 7 .269 .290 .333 .624 68 151 18 0 2 4 2 *9
1957 30 NYG NL 135 466 450 45 116 7 1 6 37 2 0 13 16 .258 .280 .318 .597 61 143 7 1 1 1 3 *9
1958 31 CHW AL 70 180 166 7 42 5 0 0 16 0 0 11 9 .253 .298 .283 .581 62 47 2 0 2 1 3 9
1959 32 CHW AL 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 178 2 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 1245 4594 4364 499 1292 139 37 65 520 11 8 167 146 .296 .322 .390 .712 88 1700 97 13 29 21 12
162 Game Avg. 162 598 568 65 168 18 5 8 68 1 22 19 .296 .322 .390 .712 88 221 13 2 4
NYG (10 yrs) 1171 4410 4194 492 1248 134 37 65 504 11 8 156 137 .298 .323 .394 .717 89 1651 95 13 27 20 9
CHW (2 yrs) 74 184 170 7 44 5 0 0 16 0 0 11 9 .259 .302 .288 .590 65 49 2 0 2 1 3
NL (10 yrs) 1171 4410 4194 492 1248 134 37 65 504 11 8 156 137 .298 .323 .394 .717 89 1651 95 13 27 20 9
AL (2 yrs) 74 184 170 7 44 5 0 0 16 0 0 11 9 .259 .302 .288 .590 65 49 2 0 2 1 3

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
1948 21 NYG NL 36 82 2 0 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 3 4 0.3 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 O7/98
1949 22 NYG NL 51 61 -3 0 -1 0 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .492 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -1 /O97
1950 23 NYG NL 132 539 -15 0 3 3 -6 -14 -1.6 20 6 0.5 .489 .491 0.3 -0.3 3 *O9/7
1951 24 NYG NL 122 493 -3 -1 3 8 -5 1 0.1 19 20 2.0 .501 .501 1.2 0.3 12 *O9
1952 25 NYG NL 126 496 4 -0 2 4 -5 5 0.5 19 23 2.4 .504 .503 2.0 -0.2 19 *O9
1953 26 NYG NL 131 502 -3 2 3 -2 -6 -6 -0.8 19 12 1.1 .495 .496 1.5 -0.8 14 *O97
1954 ★ 27 NYG NL 153 657 6 1 1 1 -7 3 0.2 25 28 2.6 .502 .502 2.6 -0.6 26 *9 AS,MVP-12
1955 ★ 28 NYG NL 147 640 -6 -1 1 -10 -7 -23 -2.7 24 0 -0.3 .484 .485 1.0 -1.9 11 $20,000 *9 AS
1956 29 NYG NL 138 474 -18 0 -3 -5 -5 -30 -3.6 18 -13 -1.8 .476 .479 -0.9 -1.2 -8 *9
1957 30 NYG NL 135 466 -23 0 1 -8 -5 -35 -3.9 18 -18 -2.2 .472 .477 -1.1 -1.5 -9 *9
1958 31 CHW AL 70 180 -7 -0 1 -5 -2 -13 -1.5 6 -7 -0.9 .480 .491 -0.3 -0.7 -2 9
1959 32 CHW AL 4 4 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 0.0 1
12 Seasons 1245 4594 -66 1 11 -15 -48 -117 -13.7 171 54 3.6 .490 .492 6.5 -7.4 70 $20,000
NYG (10 yrs) 1171 4410 -59 1 10 -10 -46 -104 -12.3 166 61 4.5 .491 .492 6.8 -6.6 72 $20,000
CHW (2 yrs) 74 184 -7 -0 1 -5 -2 -12 -1.4 6 -7 -0.8 .481 .492 -0.3 -0.7 -2

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
1954 ❍ 27 NYG NL WS CLE W 4 19 18 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778 7 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 4 19 18 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778 7 0 0 1 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
1948 NYG NL 21 OF 22 19 11 37 33 3 1 0 .973 1.64 .978 2.39
1948 NYG NL 21 LF 18 16 8 31 27 3 1 0 .968 1.67 .970 2.30
1948 NYG NL 21 RF 3 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .977 2.00
1948 NYG NL 21 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1949 NYG NL 22 OF 6 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .978 2.48
1949 NYG NL 22 RF 4 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .978 2.05
1949 NYG NL 22 LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.35
1950 NYG NL 23 OF 125 119 112 1063.2 215 205 7 3 2 .986 1.79 1.70 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 NYG NL 23 RF 123 117 110 1047.2 208 197 8 3 2 .986 1.76 1.67 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 NYG NL 23 LF 2 2 2 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.81 2.50 .976 2.31 2.25
1951 NYG NL 24 OF 115 110 102 982.0 242 233 5 4 1 .983 2.18 2.07 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 NYG NL 24 RF 115 110 102 982.0 241 232 5 4 1 .983 2.17 2.06 .981 2.03 2.03
1952 NYG NL 25 OF 120 115 111 1036.2 232 221 8 3 4 .987 1.99 1.91 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 NYG NL 25 RF 120 115 111 1036.2 233 222 8 3 3 .987 2.00 1.92 .980 2.07 2.05
1953 NYG NL 26 OF 122 117 113 1026.0 216 203 7 6 0 .972 -2 -2 1.84 1.72 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 NYG NL 26 RF 108 103 99 901.1 183 177 4 2 0 .989 2 2 1.81 1.68 .981 2.00 1.96
1953 NYG NL 26 LF 14 14 14 124.2 31 27 1 3 0 .903 -4 -35 2.02 2.00 .976 2.15 2.10
1954 NYG NL 27 OF 153 152 148 1364.0 283 263 14 6 5 .979 1 1 1.83 1.81 .975 2.36 2.34 AS,MVP-12
1954 NYG NL 27 RF 153 152 148 1364.0 280 260 14 6 5 .979 1 1 1.81 1.79 .970 1.96 1.95 AS,MVP-12
1955 NYG NL 28 OF 146 145 138 1288.1 250 239 5 6 1 .976 -10 -10 1.70 1.67 .977 2.30 2.28 AS
1955 NYG NL 28 RF 146 145 138 1288.1 248 235 7 6 1 .976 -10 -10 1.69 1.66 .975 1.98 1.96 AS
1956 NYG NL 29 OF 117 102 92 935.0 186 180 4 2 2 .989 -5 -6 1.77 1.57 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 NYG NL 29 RF 116 102 92 935.0 189 183 4 2 2 .989 -5 -6 1.80 1.61 .974 1.98 1.96
1957 NYG NL 30 OF 115 100 95 918.1 189 174 13 2 4 .989 -8 -11 1.83 1.63 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 NYG NL 30 RF 115 100 95 918.1 178 166 10 2 3 .989 -8 -11 1.72 1.53 .972 1.98 1.99
1958 CHW AL 31 OF 43 37 24 325.0 62 57 3 2 1 .968 -5 -18 1.66 1.40 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 CHW AL 31 RF 43 37 24 325.0 62 57 3 2 1 .968 -5 -18 1.66 1.40 .980 1.99 1.97
11 Seasons OF 1084 1019 949 8939.0 1920 1816 69 35 20 .982 -29 -4 1.85 1.74 .979 2.33 2.31
11 Seasons RF 1046 987 925 8798.1 1836 1743 63 30 18 .984 -25 -3 1.83 1.73 .976 1.98 1.97
4 Seasons LF 36 32 24 140.2 67 59 4 4 0 .940 -4 -31 2.11 1.75 .973 2.17 2.22
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
12 Seasons TOT 1084 1019 949 8939.0 1920 1816 69 35 20 .982 -29 -4 1.85 1.74 .979 2.33 2.31
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))
1954 NL (12, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1953 NL  .333 (5th)
1954 NL  .342 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1954 NL  619 (3rd)
1955 NL  605 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  212 (1st)
1955 NL  185 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1954 NL  35 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (10th)
1952 NL  7 (9th)
1954 NL  8 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1950 NL  125 (6th)
1953 NL  140 (3rd)
1954 NL  165 (1st)
1955 NL  152 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 NL  8 (9th)
1955 NL  7 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1954 NL  19 (5th)
1956 NL  18 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1950 NL  20.2 (3rd)
1951 NL  36.1 (1st)
1952 NL  19.0 (6th)
1953 NL  36.9 (1st)
1954 NL  36.4 (1st)
1955 NL  50.4 (1st)
1956 NL  64.7 (1st)
Career  29.9 (25th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1955 NL  447 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  123 (4th)
1952 NL  120 (5th)
1953 NL  108 (5th)
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1955 NL  146 (2nd)
1956 NL  116 (5th)
1957 NL  115 (3rd)
Career  1,046 (67th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  197 (5th)
1951 NL  232 (4th)
1952 NL  222 (3rd)
1954 NL  260 (2nd)
1955 NL  235 (3rd)
1957 NL  166 (5th)
Career  1,743 (80th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  8 (5th)
1954 NL  14 (2nd)
1957 NL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  4 (5th)
1952 NL  3 (4th)
1954 NL  6 (5th)
1955 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  2 (2nd)
1952 NL  3 (2nd)
1954 NL  5 (1st)
1956 NL  2 (2nd)
1957 NL  3 (2nd)
Career  18 (75th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1955 NL  146 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  14 (1st)
1957 NL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (3rd)
1954 NL  5 (2nd)
1956 NL  2 (5th)
1957 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  1.76 (5th)
1951 NL  2.17 (2nd)
1952 NL  2.00 (4th)
1954 NL  1.81 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  2.06 (2nd)
1952 NL  1.92 (3rd)
1954 NL  1.79 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  .986 (1st)
1951 NL  .983 (5th)
1952 NL  .987 (3rd)
1953 NL  .989 (2nd)
1954 NL  .979 (2nd)
1955 NL  .976 (3rd)
1956 NL  .989 (1st)
1957 NL  .989 (1st)
Career  .984 (54th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  .986 (5th)
1956 NL  .989 (2nd)
1957 NL  .989 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (244th), 3.6 career WAR/8.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1955 28 New York Giants $20,000 ? 2/23/55 TSN
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: Mandrake The Donald Magician Frederick donald Don dave meuller muellar Mueller

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