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Dave Nicholson

David Lawrence Nicholson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 29, 1939 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Southwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 24, 1960 (Age 20.269)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/Astros/Braves 1960-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 28.033)
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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
1960 20 BAL AL 54 133 113 17 21 1 1 5 11 0 2 20 55 .186 .308 .345 .653 78 39 2 0 0 0 0 79
1962 22 BAL AL 97 202 173 25 30 4 1 9 15 3 4 27 76 .173 .289 .364 .653 80 63 2 1 1 0 0 798
1963 23 CHW AL 126 520 449 53 103 11 4 22 70 2 1 63 175 .229 .319 .419 .738 107 188 3 0 0 8 0 *7
1964 24 CHW AL 97 351 294 40 60 6 1 13 39 0 2 52 126 .204 .329 .364 .693 95 107 5 3 0 1 0 7/9
1965 25 CHW AL 54 94 85 11 13 2 1 2 12 0 0 9 40 .153 .234 .271 .505 48 23 1 0 0 0 0 79/8
1966 26 HOU NL 100 333 280 36 69 8 4 10 31 1 1 46 92 .246 .356 .411 .767 120 115 0 3 2 2 6 97/8
1967 27 ATL NL 10 29 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .200 .250 .200 .450 31 5 0 0 1 1 1 /78
7 Yrs 538 1662 1419 184 301 32 12 61 179 6 10 219 573 .212 .318 .381 .699 97 540 13 7 4 12 7
162 Game Avg. 162 500 427 55 91 10 4 18 54 2 3 66 173 .212 .318 .381 .699 97 163 4 2 1 4 2
CHW (3 yrs) 277 965 828 104 176 19 6 37 121 2 3 124 341 .213 .314 .384 .698 97 318 9 3 0 9 0
BAL (2 yrs) 151 335 286 42 51 5 2 14 26 3 6 47 131 .178 .296 .357 .653 79 102 4 1 1 0 0
ATL (1 yr) 10 29 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .200 .250 .200 .450 31 5 0 0 1 1 1
HOU (1 yr) 100 333 280 36 69 8 4 10 31 1 1 46 92 .246 .356 .411 .767 120 115 0 3 2 2 6
AL (5 yrs) 428 1300 1114 146 227 24 8 51 147 5 9 171 472 .204 .310 .377 .687 92 420 13 4 1 9 0
NL (2 yrs) 110 362 305 38 74 8 4 10 32 1 1 48 101 .243 .348 .393 .742 113 120 0 3 3 3 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
1960 20 BAL AL 54 133 -4 -0 -0 -3 -2 -10 -1.2 4 -6 -0.8 .479 .493 -0.4 -0.6 -3 79
1962 22 BAL AL 97 202 -6 -2 0 -2 -3 -13 -1.5 6 -7 -0.9 .485 .491 -0.6 -0.6 -5 798
1963 23 CHW AL 126 520 6 -1 1 1 -6 -1 -0.3 16 15 1.3 .499 .499 1.4 -0.8 15 *7
1964 24 CHW AL 97 351 -0 1 -1 4 -4 -1 -0.3 11 10 0.8 .499 .499 0.5 -0.2 6 7/9
1965 25 CHW AL 54 94 -6 0 -0 -0 -2 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .483 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -5 $13,000 79/8
1966 26 HOU NL 100 333 9 -1 1 -7 -4 -3 -0.2 12 9 1.0 .497 .498 1.7 -1.2 16 97/8
1967 27 ATL NL 10 29 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .461 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 /78
7 Seasons 538 1662 -4 -4 0 -10 -22 -39 -4.8 53 13 0.5 .492 .497 2.0 -3.8 23 $13,000
CHW (3 yrs) 277 965 -0 -1 -0 4 -12 -10 -1.5 30 20 1.4 .496 .498 1.3 -1.2 16 $13,000
BAL (2 yrs) 151 335 -10 -3 -0 -6 -5 -24 -2.7 10 -14 -1.6 .483 .492 -0.9 -1.3 -8
ATL (1 yr) 10 29 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .461 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1
HOU (1 yr) 100 333 9 -1 1 -7 -4 -3 -0.2 12 9 1.0 .497 .498 1.7 -1.2 16

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
1960 20 BAL AL 133 96 12 3.4 101 .302 .186 .262 .308 .336 .345 .401 .653 .737 78 .372 -3.7 -0.4 .594 .319 .159 .0
1962 22 BAL AL 202 150 19 3.4 97 .239 .173 .256 .289 .327 .364 .399 .653 .726 80 .370 -5.2 -0.5 .604 .341 .191 4.5
1963 23 CHW AL 520 358 65 4.9 93 .312 .229 .253 .319 .319 .419 .391 .738 .710 107 .570 4.8 0.5 .720 .332 .189 3.7
1964 24 CHW AL 351 242 38 4.2 94 .301 .204 .252 .329 .320 .364 .392 .693 .712 95 .499 -0.7 -0.1 .664 .330 .160 .0
1965 25 CHW AL 94 73 6 2.2 86 .256 .153 .243 .234 .311 .271 .372 .505 .683 48 .250 -5.9 -0.6 .438 .224 .118 .0
1966 26 HOU NL 333 216 45 5.6 90 .328 .246 .256 .356 .314 .411 .386 .767 .700 120 .627 9.2 0.9 .774 .329 .164 1.8
1967 27 ATL NL 29 22 2 2.4 90 .294 .200 .257 .250 .319 .200 .377 .450 .697 31 .292 -2.2 -0.2 .350 .080 .000
7 Yrs 1662 1157 187 4.4 93 .301 .212 .254 .318 .320 .381 .391 .699 .711 97 .509 -3.6 -0.4 .668 .320 .168 10.9
162 Game Avg. 500 348 56 4.4 93 .301 .212 .254 .318 .320 .381 .391 .699 .711 97 .509 -3.6 -0.4 .668 .320 .168 3
CHW (3 yrs) 965 673 109 4.4 92 .303 .213 .252 .314 .319 .384 .389 .698 .708 97 .518 -1.7 -0.2 .669 .320 .171 3.8
BAL (2 yrs) 335 246 31 3.4 99 .262 .178 .258 .296 .331 .357 .400 .653 .730 79 .371 -8.9 -0.9 .600 .332 .178 4.9
ATL (1 yr) 29 22 2 2.5 90 .294 .200 .257 .250 .319 .200 .377 .450 .697 31 .293 -2.2 -0.2 .350 .080 .000
HOU (1 yr) 333 216 45 5.6 90 .328 .246 .256 .356 .314 .411 .386 .767 .700 120 .627 9.2 0.9 .774 .329 .164 1.8
AL (5 yrs) 1300 919 140 4.1 94 .293 .204 .253 .310 .322 .377 .392 .687 .714 92 .481 -10.6 -1.1 .650 .323 .173 9.1
NL (2 yrs) 362 238 47 5.3 90 .325 .243 .257 .348 .314 .393 .386 .742 .700 113 .606 7.0 0.7 .737 .308 .151 1.8

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
1960 20 BAL AL 133 3.8% 41.4% 15.0% 5.3% 33% 2.75 2.1 22.6 10.3 0.56 40%
1962 22 BAL AL 202 4.5% 37.6% 13.4% 6.9% 47% 2.81 2.3 19.2 11.5 0.63 44%
1963 23 CHW AL 520 4.2% 33.7% 12.1% 7.1% 36% 2.78 2.6 20.4 6.4 0.62 50%
1964 24 CHW AL 351 3.7% 35.9% 14.8% 5.7% 33% 2.42 2.3 22.6 7.5 0.71 44%
1965 25 CHW AL 94 2.1% 42.6% 9.6% 5.3% 39% 4.44 2.1 42.5 7.1 1.00 46%
1966 26 HOU NL 333 3.0% 27.6% 13.8% 6.6% 32% 2.00 3.0 28.0 9.0 0.56 54%
1967 27 ATL NL 29 0.0% 31.0% 6.9% 0.0% 0% 4.50 2.8 25.0 1.00 59%
7 Yrs 1662 3.7% 34.5% 13.2% 6.3% 35% 2.62 2.5 23.3 7.9 0.64 48%
MLB Averages 2.2% 15.0% 8.2% 6.4% 28% 1.82 6.0 39.9 8.8 1.08 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1960 20 BAL AL -3.7 -0.4 140 -0.1 2.0 -2.1 .86 -0.0 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2 0.91 -0.1 0.56 10
1962 22 BAL AL -5.2 -0.5 213 -1.8 2.9 -4.7 1.14 -0.6 -1.0 -11.7 -1.2 0.93 -4.0 0.99 4
1963 23 CHW AL 4.8 0.5 527 1.7 10.1 -8.4 .96 1.3 0.5 9.4 1.0 0.96 11.8 1.08 3
1964 24 CHW AL -0.7 -0.1 356 0.9 6.4 -5.6 .95 -0.0 0.9 3.5 0.4 0.99 2.4 1.25 7
1965 25 CHW AL -5.9 -0.6 94 -0.7 1.1 -1.8 .96 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.93 -4.3 1.22 12
1966 26 HOU NL 9.2 0.9 341 -0.7 5.8 -6.5 1.14 0.8 -1.4 4.5 0.5 1.03 11.3 1.39 16
1967 27 ATL NL -2.2 -0.2 29 0.1 0.6 -0.5 1.43 -0.1 0.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.95 -0.9 3.26 0
7 Yrs -3.6 -0.4 1700 -0.6 29.0 -29.6 1.02 0.9 -1.5 3.3 0.4 0.97 16.2 1.12 52

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
1960 20 BAL AL 0 0 31% 43 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 64% 7 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 3
1962 22 BAL AL 0 0 23% 69 3 4 43% 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 44% 11 8 3 3 1 2 9 3 5
1963 23 CHW AL 7 0 21% 169 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 1 3 10 46% 30 15 13 5 1 3 9 5 4
1964 24 CHW AL 3 1 26% 113 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10 41% 33 21 12 2 1 1 7 3 4
1965 25 CHW AL 0 0 32% 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 50% 7 3 4 2 1 1 1 1 0
1966 26 HOU NL 5 0 24% 133 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 4 1 11 47% 18 12 5 2 1 1 10 2 8
1967 27 ATL NL 1 0 25% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100% 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 16 1 25% 572 6 10 38% 5 8 1 2 0 0 4 0 15 0 3 5 7 47 46% 108 62 43 14 5 8 40 14 24

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
1960 20 BAL AL 133 75% 21 10 0 0 0 0.56 5 0 2 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 24 2 8% 8 0 0% 69 6 9% 1 0 0% 4 0 0% 0
1962 22 BAL AL 202 39% 30 4 0 0 0 0.99 9 0 7 5 4 2 7 0 1 1 100% 37 2 5% 14 2 14% 116 6 5% 6 1 17% 6 1 17% 0
1963 23 CHW AL 520 44% 103 3 1 0 1 1.08 22 2 10 9 13 15 7 0 1 0 0% 90 3 3% 53 14 26% 336 51 15% 43 15 35% 19 8 42% 0
1964 24 CHW AL 351 59% 60 7 1 1 1 1.25 13 0 6 8 5 7 6 0 0 0 78 5 6% 30 3 10% 236 26 11% 15 3 20% 13 4 31% 0
1965 25 CHW AL 94 73% 13 12 0 0 0 1.22 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 15 1 7% 2 0 0% 61 11 18% 3 1 33% 0 0 0
1966 26 HOU NL 333 61% 69 16 2 0 1 1.39 10 0 11 2 8 7 3 0 5 2 40% 61 0 0% 35 4 11% 238 25 11% 30 6 20% 20 7 35% 0
1967 27 ATL NL 28 11% 5 0 0 0 0 3.26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 0 0% 5 2 40% 11 1 9% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 1
7 Yrs 1661 54% 301 52 4 1 3 1.12 61 2 36 26 35 33 28 0 8 4 50% 310 13 4% 147 25 17% 1067 126 12% 99 27 27% 63 20 32% 1
MLB Averages 52% 77% 10% 30% 14% 48% 52%

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
1960 20 54 133 113 17 21 1 1 5 11 0 2 20 55 .186 .308 .345 .653 78 39 2 0 0 0 0
1961 21 54 133 113 17 21 1 1 5 11 0 2 20 55 .186 .308 .345 .653 78 39 2 0 0 0 0
1962 22 151 335 286 42 51 5 2 14 26 3 6 47 131 .178 .296 .357 .653 79 102 4 1 1 0 0
1963 23 277 855 735 95 154 16 6 36 96 5 7 110 306 .210 .310 .395 .705 96 290 7 1 1 8 0
1964 24 374 1206 1029 135 214 22 7 49 135 5 9 162 432 .208 .316 .386 .701 96 397 12 4 1 9 0
1965 25 428 1300 1114 146 227 24 8 51 147 5 9 171 472 .204 .310 .377 .687 92 420 13 4 1 9 0
1966 26 528 1633 1394 182 296 32 12 61 178 6 10 217 564 .212 .319 .384 .703 98 535 13 7 3 11 6
1967 27 538 1662 1419 184 301 32 12 61 179 6 10 219 573 .212 .318 .381 .699 97 540 13 7 4 12 7

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
1960 20 57 140 119 18 22 1 1 5 12 0 21 58 .185 .307 .336 .643 13 54
1962 22 97 204 174 26 31 4 1 9 16 3 28 76 .178 .296 .368 .663 19 97
1963 23 126 530 455 58 109 12 4 23 77 2 67 175 .240 .332 .435 .767 67 126
1964 24 96 356 297 45 64 6 1 14 44 0 55 125 .215 .343 .384 .727 39 97
1965 25 54 96 86 12 14 2 1 2 13 0 10 40 .163 .250 .279 .529 6 54
1966 26 100 343 286 42 75 9 4 11 36 1 50 92 .262 .375 .437 .812 47 100
1967 27 10 30 26 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 9 .231 .276 .231 .507 2 10
7 Yrs 540 1699 1443 204 321 34 12 64 200 6 233 575 .222 .331 .396 .727 193 538
162 Game Avg. 162 510 433 61 96 10 4 19 60 2 70 173 .222 .331 .396 .727 58 538



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1963 AL  175 (1st)
1964 AL  126 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1963 AL  8 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1960 AL  born 1939-08-29 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2109), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (521st), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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