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Thurman Munson

Thurman Lee Munson (Tugboat, Squatty Body or The Walrus)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 7, 1947 in Akron, OH
High School: Lehman HS (Canton, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 8, 1969 (Age 22.062, 10,480th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1969-1979
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: August 1, 1979 (Age 32.055)
Died: August 2, 1979 in Summit County, OH
Buried: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Canton, OH
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Standard Batting

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
1969 22 NYY AL 26 97 86 6 22 1 2 1 9 0 1 10 10 .256 .330 .349 .679 94 30 5 0 0 1 1 2
1970 23 NYY AL 132 526 453 59 137 25 4 6 53 5 7 57 56 .302 .386 .415 .801 126 188 13 7 5 4 6 *2 MVP-19,RoY-1
1971 ★ 24 NYY AL 125 517 451 71 113 15 4 10 42 6 5 52 65 .251 .335 .368 .703 105 166 10 7 4 3 1 *2/9 AS
1972 25 NYY AL 140 568 511 54 143 16 3 7 46 6 7 47 58 .280 .343 .364 .707 114 186 13 3 4 2 5 *2
1973 ★ 26 NYY AL 147 576 519 80 156 29 4 20 74 4 6 48 64 .301 .362 .487 .849 142 253 12 4 1 4 4 *2/D AS,MVP-12,GG
1974 ★ 27 NYY AL 144 571 517 64 135 19 2 13 60 2 0 44 66 .261 .316 .381 .697 101 197 14 1 1 8 12 *2/D AS,MVP-26,GG
1975 ★ 28 NYY AL 157 661 597 83 190 24 3 12 102 3 2 45 52 .318 .366 .429 .795 126 256 23 6 3 10 8 *2D/3579 AS,MVP-7,GG
1976 ★ 29 NYY AL 152 665 616 79 186 27 1 17 105 14 11 29 38 .302 .337 .432 .769 126 266 17 9 1 10 6 *2D/97 AS,MVP-1
1977 ★ 30 NYY AL 149 638 595 85 183 28 5 18 100 5 6 39 55 .308 .351 .462 .813 121 275 18 2 0 2 8 *2D AS,MVP-7
1978 ★ 31 NYY AL 154 667 617 73 183 27 1 6 71 2 3 35 70 .297 .332 .373 .705 101 230 20 3 1 10 6 *2D9 AS,MVP-22
1979 32 NYY AL 97 419 382 42 110 18 3 3 39 1 2 32 37 .288 .340 .374 .714 95 143 15 0 1 4 2 2/D3
11 Yrs 1423 5905 5344 696 1558 229 32 113 701 48 50 438 571 .292 .346 .410 .756 116 2190 160 42 21 58 59
162 Game Avg. 162 672 608 79 177 26 4 13 80 5 6 50 65 .292 .346 .410 .756 116 249 18 5 2 7 7

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
1969 22 NYY AL 26 97 -1 -0 -1 1 1 0 0.0 3 4 0.3 .501 .500 0.2 0.3 3 2
1970 23 NYY AL 132 526 19 1 -2 9 7 34 3.6 18 52 5.5 .528 .523 4.6 1.7 43 *2 MVP-19,RoY-1
1971 ★ 24 NYY AL 125 517 6 2 -1 6 7 20 2.2 18 38 4.1 .519 .514 3.4 1.5 32 *2/9 AS
1972 25 NYY AL 140 568 9 -3 -0 -2 8 11 1.3 20 32 3.5 .510 .509 3.9 0.6 34 *2
1973 ★ 26 NYY AL 147 576 28 1 1 9 9 48 5.2 21 68 7.2 .534 .531 6.2 2.1 59 *2/D AS,MVP-12,GG
1974 ★ 27 NYY AL 144 571 2 2 0 -4 9 8 1.0 20 29 3.0 .506 .506 3.5 0.5 33 $63,000 *2/D AS,MVP-26,GG
1975 ★ 28 NYY AL 157 661 26 3 -3 8 6 39 4.3 24 63 6.6 .526 .526 5.7 1.6 55 *2D/3579 AS,MVP-7,GG
1976 ★ 29 NYY AL 152 665 18 3 0 -0 5 26 3.0 23 49 5.3 .519 .518 5.3 0.6 50 *2D/97 AS,MVP-1
1977 ★ 30 NYY AL 149 638 19 1 -1 -2 8 25 2.7 23 48 4.9 .517 .516 5.1 0.7 50 $250,000 *2D AS,MVP-7
1978 ★ 31 NYY AL 154 667 -2 1 -0 3 6 8 1.0 23 32 3.2 .506 .506 2.9 1.1 28 *2D9 AS,MVP-22
1979 32 NYY AL 97 419 2 0 -1 4 5 9 1.0 15 24 2.4 .510 .506 2.0 0.9 20 2/D3
11 Seasons 1423 5905 124 11 -8 32 72 231 25.4 208 439 45.9 .518 .515 42.9 11.6 407 $313,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1969 22 NYY AL 97 71 9 3.4 91 .276 .256 .250 .330 .326 .349 .377 .679 .703 94 .405 -0.8 -0.1 .557 .198 .093 .0
1970 23 NYY AL 526 345 72 5.6 93 .332 .302 .252 .386 .325 .415 .385 .801 .710 126 .619 19.2 2.0 .744 .234 .113 5.5
1971 24 NYY AL 517 360 57 4.2 87 .272 .251 .248 .335 .319 .368 .368 .703 .687 105 .525 3.9 0.4 .640 .235 .118 7.5
1972 25 NYY AL 568 394 62 4.2 81 .304 .280 .243 .343 .311 .364 .351 .707 .663 114 .570 8.7 1.0 .606 .174 .084 6.5
1973 26 NYY AL 576 386 89 6.2 90 .310 .301 .255 .362 .323 .487 .375 .849 .698 142 .657 28.4 2.8 .795 .276 .187 6.7
1974 27 NYY AL 571 405 61 4.0 88 .274 .261 .257 .316 .322 .381 .370 .697 .691 101 .491 0.7 0.1 .616 .209 .120 3.5
1975 28 NYY AL 661 445 90 5.4 92 .328 .318 .257 .366 .326 .429 .377 .795 .704 126 .605 20.8 2.1 .713 .188 .111 4.8
1976 29 NYY AL 665 469 85 4.9 85 .296 .302 .255 .337 .319 .432 .359 .769 .678 126 .593 18.8 2.0 .670 .182 .130 15.4
1977 30 NYY AL 638 438 90 5.5 99 .315 .308 .265 .351 .329 .462 .403 .813 .732 121 .578 16.1 1.6 .722 .218 .155 7.8
1978 31 NYY AL 667 468 73 4.2 91 .321 .297 .258 .332 .322 .373 .380 .705 .702 101 .484 1.6 0.2 .584 .131 .076 3.0
1979 32 NYY AL 419 294 46 4.2 100 .309 .288 .267 .340 .332 .374 .405 .714 .736 95 .444 -2.2 -0.2 .602 .168 .086 1.5
11 Yrs 5905 4075 734 4.8 91 .306 .292 .256 .346 .323 .410 .377 .756 .700 116 .561 115.3 11.8 .668 .200 .118 67.4
162 Game Avg. 672 464 84 4.8 91 .306 .292 .256 .346 .323 .410 .377 .756 .700 116 .561 13 1 .668 .200 .118 8

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
1976 29 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 5 23 23 3 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 .435 .435 .522 .957 12 1 0 0 0 0
1976 29 NYY AL WS CIN L 4 17 17 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .529 .529 .529 1.059 9 0 0 0 0 0
1977 30 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 5 22 21 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 .286 .273 .476 .749 10 0 0 0 1 0
1977 ❍ 30 NYY AL WS LAD W 6 27 25 4 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 8 .320 .370 .520 .890 13 1 0 0 0 1
1978 31 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 4 18 18 2 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .278 .278 .500 .778 9 1 0 0 0 0
1978 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS LAD W 6 28 25 5 8 3 0 0 7 1 0 3 7 .320 .393 .440 .833 11 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 30 135 129 19 46 9 0 3 22 1 1 5 19 .357 .378 .496 .874 64 4 0 0 1 1
3 ALCS 14 63 62 8 21 4 0 2 10 0 1 0 3 .339 .333 .500 .833 31 2 0 0 1 0
3 WS 16 72 67 11 25 5 0 1 12 1 0 5 16 .373 .417 .493 .909 33 2 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1971 NYY AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 NYY AL 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 NYY AL 27 as C 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167 2 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYY AL 28 as C 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 1 0 0 0
1976 NYY AL 29 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 NYY AL 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYY AL 31 DNP
7 Yrs (6 GP) 12 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .300 .633 3 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1969 22 NYY AL 97 1.0% 10.3% 10.3% 4.1% 18% 1.00 8.6 86.0 9.6 1.36 78%
1970 23 NYY AL 526 1.1% 10.7% 10.8% 6.7% 26% 0.98 8.1 75.5 8.5 0.85 75%
1971 24 NYY AL 517 1.9% 12.6% 10.1% 5.6% 26% 1.25 6.9 45.1 10.7 1.25 73%
1972 25 NYY AL 568 1.2% 10.2% 8.3% 4.6% 18% 1.23 8.8 73.0 11.1 1.10 79%
1973 26 NYY AL 576 3.5% 11.1% 8.3% 9.2% 34% 1.33 8.1 26.0 7.0 1.04 76%
1974 27 NYY AL 571 2.3% 11.6% 7.7% 6.0% 25% 1.50 7.8 39.8 8.6 0.98 78%
1975 28 NYY AL 661 1.8% 7.9% 6.8% 5.9% 21% 1.16 11.5 49.8 5.9 1.27 82%
1976 29 NYY AL 665 2.6% 5.7% 4.4% 6.8% 24% 1.31 16.2 36.2 5.9 1.09 86%
1977 30 NYY AL 638 2.8% 8.6% 6.1% 8.0% 28% 1.41 10.8 33.1 6.0 1.03 82%
1978 31 NYY AL 667 0.9% 10.5% 5.3% 5.1% 19% 2.00 8.8 102.8 8.7 1.11 83%
1979 32 NYY AL 419 0.7% 8.8% 7.6% 5.7% 22% 1.16 10.3 127.3 9.8 1.35 83%
11 Yrs 5905 1.9% 9.7% 7.4% 6.3% 24% 1.30 9.4 47.3 7.6 1.10 80%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.6% 8.7% 6.2% 27% 1.57 6.5 45.2 8.8 1.10 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1969 22 NYY AL -0.8 -0.1 99 0.4 2.4 -2.0 1.17 0.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.98 -1.0 4.59 1
1970 23 NYY AL 19.2 2.0 552 3.8 12.7 -8.9 1.12 2.7 0.7 29.5 3.0 0.98 27.0 2.26 9
1971 24 NYY AL 3.9 0.4 538 0.5 9.6 -9.1 1.06 0.4 -0.0 3.4 0.4 0.96 8.0 2.37 10
1972 25 NYY AL 8.7 1.0 592 0.7 10.0 -9.3 .95 1.4 -0.7 14.6 1.6 0.93 15.8 1.93 8
1973 26 NYY AL 28.4 2.8 593 1.6 11.7 -10.1 1.06 2.5 -1.0 14.6 1.5 1.00 26.6 4.08 3
1974 27 NYY AL 0.7 0.1 576 0.3 10.2 -10.0 1.01 0.3 -0.0 -1.9 -0.2 0.99 4.7 2.26 3
1975 28 NYY AL 20.8 2.1 674 4.2 15.0 -10.8 1.03 2.5 1.5 33.5 3.4 1.00 28.8 1.39 2
1976 29 NYY AL 18.8 2.0 696 1.4 13.7 -12.3 1.06 1.0 0.3 17.7 1.9 0.97 14.7 2.72 4
1977 30 NYY AL 16.1 1.6 662 1.2 11.9 -10.6 .96 2.0 -0.7 23.8 2.3 0.95 21.9 2.06 2
1978 31 NYY AL 1.6 0.2 678 1.3 11.1 -9.8 .93 -0.5 1.9 1.3 0.1 0.96 -6.1 5.40 1
1979 32 NYY AL -2.2 -0.2 427 0.1 7.3 -7.2 .99 0.0 0.1 1.6 0.2 0.93 -0.3 1.38 1
11 Yrs 115.3 11.8 6087 15.5 115.5 -100.0 1.02 12.3 2.9 138.9 14.3 0.97 140.3 2.45 44

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1969 22 NYY AL 1 0 16% 29 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 38% 6 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1
1970 23 NYY AL 9 0 27% 210 5 7 42% 6 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 1 3 2 0 23 55% 34 16 17 5 3 2 14 4 10
1971 24 NYY AL 7 0 38% 195 6 5 55% 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 3 18 60% 36 17 19 10 4 5 14 2 12
1972 25 NYY AL 7 1 25% 256 6 7 46% 5 7 1 0 0 0 2 1 10 0 1 5 4 13 48% 38 23 14 6 3 3 15 2 11
1973 26 NYY AL 8 0 32% 244 4 6 40% 4 5 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 10 63% 34 17 17 10 3 7 18 2 15
1974 27 NYY AL 13 0 30% 198 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 60% 34 18 16 6 1 5 25 3 18
1975 28 NYY AL 19 0 31% 279 3 2 60% 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 5 4 2 16 63% 47 19 28 11 4 7 13 3 10
1976 29 NYY AL 10 0 30% 231 14 11 56% 14 11 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 2 1 2 10 69% 48 17 31 10 4 6 16 1 14
1977 30 NYY AL 12 0 33% 228 5 6 45% 5 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 12 0 4 3 5 22 55% 34 14 19 8 6 0 20 3 15
1978 31 NYY AL 6 1 31% 268 2 3 40% 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 1 2 3 13 50% 40 19 21 10 7 3 22 7 12
1979 32 NYY AL 10 0 28% 186 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 10 55% 36 18 17 3 2 1 12 0 10
11 Yrs 102 2 30% 2324 48 50 49% 47 46 2 0 0 4 14 5 67 1 17 21 28 146 58% 387 182 201 79 37 39 171 28 128

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1969 22 NYY AL 97 47% 22 1 0 0 0 4.59 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 5 25% 9 4 44% 67 11 16% 6 4 67% 3 3 100% 0
1970 23 NYY AL 526 49% 137 9 3 0 3 2.26 6 0 12 2 4 1 5 0 7 5 71% 113 13 12% 48 17 35% 323 55 17% 27 17 63% 18 9 50% 0
1971 24 NYY AL 517 49% 113 10 3 0 2 2.37 10 0 13 4 6 4 6 0 4 4 100% 103 10 10% 55 22 40% 295 34 12% 30 12 40% 23 13 57% 0
1972 25 NYY AL 568 34% 143 8 2 0 1 1.93 7 0 6 4 3 3 4 0 8 4 50% 88 13 15% 47 12 26% 289 42 15% 21 11 52% 23 15 65% 0
1973 26 NYY AL 576 46% 156 3 0 0 1 4.08 20 0 19 8 12 7 13 0 2 1 50% 122 12 10% 53 15 28% 382 56 15% 36 14 39% 19 10 53% 0
1974 27 NYY AL 571 49% 135 3 1 0 0 2.26 13 0 20 7 6 7 6 0 4 1 25% 125 14 11% 62 19 31% 387 49 13% 44 17 39% 24 12 50% 0
1975 28 NYY AL 661 38% 190 2 0 0 0 1.39 12 0 16 8 4 4 8 0 5 3 60% 120 23 19% 61 24 39% 450 94 21% 57 34 60% 17 8 47% 0
1976 29 NYY AL 665 45% 186 4 3 0 2 2.72 17 0 18 6 11 5 12 0 1 1 100% 123 17 14% 84 30 36% 437 93 21% 68 40 59% 42 17 40% 0
1977 30 NYY AL 638 43% 183 2 0 0 0 2.06 18 0 21 11 7 8 10 0 1 0 0% 144 18 13% 56 20 36% 419 85 20% 51 31 61% 25 17 68% 0
1978 31 NYY AL 667 47% 183 1 1 0 0 5.40 6 0 14 2 4 2 4 0 2 1 50% 159 20 13% 77 32 42% 457 66 14% 45 26 58% 42 22 52% 0
1979 32 NYY AL 419 38% 110 1 0 0 0 1.38 3 0 7 3 0 0 3 0 1 1 100% 83 15 18% 42 17 40% 251 41 16% 28 13 46% 15 11 73% 0
11 Yrs 5905 44% 1558 44 13 0 9 2.45 113 0 149 56 57 42 71 0 35 21 60% 1200 160 13% 594 212 36% 3757 626 17% 413 219 53% 251 137 55% 0
MLB Averages 55% 76% 11% 33% 14% 48% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 22 26 97 86 6 22 1 2 1 9 0 1 10 10 .256 .330 .349 .679 94 30 5 0 0 1 1
1970 23 158 623 539 65 159 26 6 7 62 5 8 67 66 .295 .377 .404 .781 121 218 18 7 5 5 7
1971 24 283 1140 990 136 272 41 10 17 104 11 13 119 131 .275 .358 .388 .746 114 384 28 14 9 8 8
1972 25 423 1708 1501 190 415 57 13 24 150 17 20 166 189 .276 .353 .380 .733 114 570 41 17 13 10 13
1973 26 570 2284 2020 270 571 86 17 44 224 21 26 214 253 .283 .355 .407 .763 121 823 53 21 14 14 17
1974 27 714 2855 2537 334 706 105 19 57 284 23 26 258 319 .278 .347 .402 .749 117 1020 67 22 15 22 29
1975 28 871 3516 3134 417 896 129 22 69 386 26 28 303 371 .286 .351 .407 .758 119 1276 90 28 18 32 37
1976 29 1023 4181 3750 496 1082 156 23 86 491 40 39 332 409 .289 .349 .411 .760 120 1542 107 37 19 42 43
1977 30 1172 4819 4345 581 1265 184 28 104 591 45 45 371 464 .291 .349 .418 .767 120 1817 125 39 19 44 51
1978 31 1326 5486 4962 654 1448 211 29 110 662 47 48 406 534 .292 .347 .413 .760 118 2047 145 42 20 54 57
1979 32 1423 5905 5344 696 1558 229 32 113 701 48 50 438 571 .292 .346 .410 .756 116 2190 160 42 21 58 59

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1969 22 26 98 87 7 23 1 2 1 10 0 10 10 .264 .337 .356 .693 11 26
1970 23 132 541 463 66 147 27 4 6 59 5 61 56 .317 .403 .432 .835 80 132
1971 24 126 542 468 87 128 17 5 11 51 7 59 65 .274 .362 .402 .764 66 125
1972 25 146 629 561 74 176 20 4 9 63 7 58 61 .314 .381 .412 .793 87 140
1973 26 147 594 533 92 170 32 4 22 85 4 52 64 .319 .381 .518 .899 105 147
1974 27 144 588 530 74 148 21 2 14 70 2 48 66 .279 .336 .406 .741 73 144
1975 28 158 681 614 93 204 26 3 13 114 3 48 52 .332 .381 .448 .828 105 157
1976 29 153 693 640 94 207 30 1 19 125 16 32 38 .323 .360 .463 .822 106 152
1977 30 149 644 600 89 188 29 5 18 105 5 40 55 .313 .357 .468 .825 101 149
1978 31 154 686 634 84 200 30 1 7 82 2 38 70 .315 .352 .399 .751 89 154
1979 32 98 425 387 44 113 18 3 3 41 1 33 37 .292 .344 .377 .722 51 97
11 Yrs 1433 6121 5517 804 1704 251 34 123 805 52 479 574 .309 .365 .434 .799 874 1423
162 Game Avg. 162 692 624 91 193 28 4 14 91 6 54 65 .309 .365 .434 .799 99 1423



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA (15.5%)
1982 BBWAA ( 6.3%)
1983 BBWAA ( 4.8%)
1984 BBWAA ( 7.2%)
1985 BBWAA ( 8.1%)
1986 BBWAA ( 8.2%)
1987 BBWAA ( 6.8%)
1988 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1989 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1990 BBWAA ( 7.4%)
1991 BBWAA ( 6.3%)
1992 BBWAA ( 7.4%)
1993 BBWAA ( 9.5%)
1994 BBWAA ( 6.8%)
1995 BBWAA ( 6.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 AL (19, 4%)
1973 AL (12, 13%)
1974 AL (26, 2%)
1975 AL (7, 21%)
1976 AL (1, 90%)
1977 AL (7, 18%)
1978 AL (22, 2%)
1 MVP
1.50 Career Shares (152nd)

Gold Gloves
1973 AL (C)
1974 AL (C)
1975 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 May 4th AL Player of the Week
1976 Jul 25th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1973 AL  7.2 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1973 AL  7.2 (3rd)
1975 AL  6.6 (7th)
Career  45.9 (225th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1973 AL  6.1 (4th)
1975 AL  5.8 (7th)
1976 AL  5.3 (7th)
1977 AL  5.1 (10th)
Career  42.9 (245th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
Career  11.6 (170th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1970 AL  .302 (8th)
1973 AL  .301 (6th)
1975 AL  .318 (3rd)
1976 AL  .302 (9th)
1978 AL  .297 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1970 AL  .386 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1973 AL  .487 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1973 AL  .849 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  157 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1975 AL  597 (7th)
1976 AL  616 (6th)
1978 AL  617 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  190 (3rd)
1976 AL  186 (4th)
1978 AL  183 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1973 AL  253 (10th)
1976 AL  266 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1973 AL  29 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1975 AL  102 (5th)
1976 AL  105 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1972 AL  117 (7th)
1975 AL  151 (1st)
1976 AL  141 (3rd)
1977 AL  132 (9th)
1978 AL  149 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1973 AL  142 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1973 AL  53 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1975 AL  241 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1973 AL  .657 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  7 (10th)
1971 AL  7 (7th)
1976 AL  9 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1974 AL  8 (8th)
1975 AL  10 (2nd)
1976 AL  10 (5th)
1978 AL  10 (5th)
Career  58 (234th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1974 AL  12 (5th)
1977 AL  8 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1975 AL  23 (4th)
1976 AL  17 (8th)
1978 AL  20 (4th)
Career  160 (237th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1976 AL  15.4 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  11.5 (10th)
1976 AL  16.2 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1976 AL  469 (9th)
1978 AL  468 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1975 AL  33.52 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1975 AL  4.2 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1975 AL  3.4 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 46 (551), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 90 (195), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 29 (345), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (12th), 45.9 career WAR/37.0 7yr-peak WAR/41.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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