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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)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/Astros/Braves 1960-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 28)
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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
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

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
1960 BAL AL 20 OF 44 34 13 277.0 55 51 3 1 1 .982 -3 -15 1.75 1.23 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BAL AL 20 LF 34 28 10 218.2 48 45 2 1 1 .979 -1 -5 1.93 1.38 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 BAL AL 20 RF 11 6 3 58.1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -51 1.08 0.64 .974 1.94 1.95
1962 BAL AL 22 OF 80 42 37 473.0 117 111 4 2 0 .983 -2 -5 2.19 1.44 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 BAL AL 22 LF 34 6 6 115.0 30 29 0 1 0 .967 0 5 2.27 0.85 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 BAL AL 22 RF 27 17 15 179.0 37 34 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -13 1.86 1.37 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 BAL AL 22 CF 20 19 16 179.0 47 45 1 1 0 .979 -1 -5 2.31 2.30 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 CHW AL 23 LF 123 121 106 1073.0 228 212 9 7 1 .969 1 1 1.85 1.80 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 CHW AL 23 OF 123 121 106 1073.0 230 213 10 7 1 .970 1 1 1.87 1.81 .981 2.16 2.16
1964 CHW AL 24 OF 92 84 60 728.0 144 136 4 4 0 .972 4 6 1.73 1.52 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 CHW AL 24 LF 90 83 60 720.0 141 134 3 4 0 .972 4 6 1.71 1.52 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 CHW AL 24 RF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 1.90
1965 CHW AL 25 OF 36 22 11 204.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.32 0.83 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CHW AL 25 LF 25 11 7 117.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.54 0.80 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 CHW AL 25 RF 12 11 4 83.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.41 1.08 .978 1.85 1.84
1965 CHW AL 25 CF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
1966 HOU NL 26 OF 90 71 68 671.2 155 139 11 5 0 .968 -7 -13 2.01 1.67 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 HOU NL 26 RF 70 54 53 514.2 117 106 8 3 1 .974 -4 -9 1.99 1.63 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 HOU NL 26 LF 15 12 10 113.0 25 23 1 1 0 .960 -1 -6 1.91 1.60 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 HOU NL 26 CF 6 5 5 44.0 11 9 1 1 0 .909 -3 -71 2.05 1.67 .980 2.37 2.37
1967 ATL NL 27 LF 7 7 6 61.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -30 1.33 1.29 .969 1.74 1.74
1967 ATL NL 27 OF 7 7 6 65.2 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.51 1.57 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 ATL NL 27 CF 1 0 0 4.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 51 3.86 2.00 .980 2.31 2.30
7 Seasons OF 472 381 301 3492.1 742 690 33 19 2 .974 -10 -3 1.86 1.53 .979 2.11 2.11
7 Seasons LF 328 268 205 2417.2 501 471 16 14 2 .972 2 1 1.81 1.48 .976 1.89 1.89
5 Seasons RF 121 89 75 843.0 175 160 12 3 1 .983 -9 -13 1.84 1.42 .978 1.95 1.95
4 Seasons CF 28 24 21 231.2 60 56 2 2 0 .967 -3 -18 2.25 2.07 .985 2.53 2.51
7 Seasons TOT 472 381 301 3492.1 742 690 33 19 2 .974 -10 -3 1.86 1.53 .979 2.11 2.11
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

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)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  123 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (2nd)
1964 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  1 (3rd)
1963 AL  1 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  1.80 (5th)

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 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (524th), 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

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
196525Chicago White Sox$13,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,000
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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