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Buster Narum

Leslie Ferdinand Narum

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: November 16, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Clearwater HS (Clearwater, FL)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1963 (Age 22.149, 9,691st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles 1963-1967

Last Game: September 26, 1967 (Age 26.314)
Died: May 17, 2004 in Clearwater, FL
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1963 22 BAL AL 0 0 3.00 7 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 38 121 3.03 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
1964 23 WSA AL 9 15 .375 4.30 38 32 3 7 2 0 199.0 195 104 95 31 73 4 121 5 1 7 845 87 4.59 1.347 8.8 1.4 3.3 5.5 1.66
1965 24 WSA AL 4 12 .250 4.46 46 24 1 2 0 0 173.2 176 98 86 16 91 11 86 7 0 4 782 78 4.42 1.537 9.1 0.8 4.7 4.5 0.95
1966 25 WSA AL 0 0 21.60 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 11 9 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 18 13.95 4.500 29.7 5.4 10.8 0.0 0.00
1967 26 WSA AL 1 0 1.000 3.09 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 8 4 4 1 4 0 8 0 0 0 45 107 3.31 1.029 6.2 0.8 3.1 6.2 2.00
5 Yrs 14 27 .341 4.45 96 58 6 9 2 0 396.2 398 218 196 50 177 17 220 12 1 11 1735 81 4.52 1.450 9.0 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.24
162 Game Avg. 6 12 .341 4.45 42 26 3 4 1 0 175 176 96 87 22 78 8 97 5 0 5 766 81 4.52 1.450 9.0 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.24
WSA (4 yrs) 14 27 .341 4.48 89 58 5 9 2 0 387.2 390 215 193 50 172 15 215 12 1 11 1697 81 4.55 1.450 9.1 1.2 4.0 5.0 1.25
BAL (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 7 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 38 121 3.03 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1963 22 BAL AL 9.0 7 0 3 3.00 4.22 0.13 -0.18 100.8 3.94 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 2 .517 .501
1964 23 WSA AL 199.0 38 32 104 4.70 4.08 0.11 0.06 100.9 4.07 -11 -1.2 .3 -0.1 0.4 1 .469 .493 $6,000
1965 24 WSA AL 173.2 46 24 98 5.08 3.94 -0.31 0.02 101.3 4.32 -14 -1.6 .9 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .466 .490 $10,000
1966 25 WSA AL 3.1 3 0 9 24.30 4.37 0.47 -0.18 101.6 3.79 -8 -0.7 .3 0.2 -0.4 -7 .275 .496
1967 26 WSA AL 11.2 2 2 4 3.09 4.03 0.06 0.07 94.9 3.83 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .572 .501 $10,000
5 Seasons 396.2 96 58 218 4.95 4.03 -0.07 0.04 100.9 4.17 -30 -3.2 .7 -0.1 0.1 -5 .467 .492 $26,000
WSA (4 yrs) 387.2 89 58 215 4.99 4.02 -0.08 0.04 100.9 4.18 -31 -3.3 .7 0.0 -0.0 -6 .463 .492 $26,000
BAL (1 yr) 9.0 7 0 3 3.00 4.22 0.13 -0.18 100.8 3.94 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 2 .517 .501

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
1963 22 BAL AL 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 1250 4 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 23 WSA AL 38 71 66 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 40 .061 .061 .106 .167 -55 7 0 0 5 0 0 1
1965 24 WSA AL 46 54 46 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 27 .043 .083 .109 .192 -45 5 0 2 6 0 0 1
1966 25 WSA AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1967 26 WSA AL 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 96 131 118 3 7 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 70 .059 .075 .136 .211 -42 16 0 2 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 221 199 5 12 0 0 5 8 0 0 0 118 .059 .075 .136 .211 -42 27 0 3 19 0 0
WSA (4 yrs) 89 130 117 2 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 70 .051 .067 .103 .170 -53 12 0 2 11 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 1250 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
1963 22 BAL AL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .524 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /1
1964 23 WSA AL 38 71 -14 -0 0 0 8 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .483 .496 -0.6 -0.1 -6 $6,000 1
1965 24 WSA AL 46 54 -9 -0 0 0 6 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $10,000 1
1966 25 WSA AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1967 26 WSA AL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .464 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 /1
5 Seasons 96 131 -23 -0 0 0 15 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .491 .497 -0.9 -0.1 -8 $26,000
WSA (4 yrs) 89 130 -25 -0 0 0 15 -9 -1.1 0 -9 -1.1 .488 .497 -1.1 -0.1 -9 $26,000
BAL (1 yr) 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .524 .501 0.2 -0.0 2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1963 BAL AL 22 P 7 0 0 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.43 .953 2.00 2.00 0 0 0
1964 WSA AL 23 P 38 32 7 199.0 26 9 16 1 2 .962 1.13 0.66 .957 1.90 1.89 7 5 42% 37% 0
1965 WSA AL 24 P 46 24 2 173.2 59 17 39 3 2 .949 2.90 1.22 .951 2.04 2.03 12 9 43% 34% 1
1966 WSA AL 25 P 3 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.89 1.97 0 0 0
1967 WSA AL 26 P 2 2 0 11.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.54 1.00 .955 1.93 1.95 0 1 100% 41% 0
5 Seasons P 96 58 9 396.2 90 28 58 4 4 .956 1.95 0.90 .953 1.96 1.97 19 15 44% 35% 1
5 Seasons TOT 96 58 9 396.2 90 28 58 4 4 .956 1.95 0.90 .953 1.96 1.97 19 15 44% 35% 1
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  31 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  91 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1964 AL  15 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  95 (9th)
1965 AL  86 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1965 AL  2.90 (3rd)

                           

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
1964 23 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1965 24 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1967 26 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$26,000
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: Leslie Buster Ferdinand Narum

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