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Russ Nixon

Russell Eugene Nixon

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 19, 1935 in Cleves, OH
High School: Western Hills HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1957 (Age 22.060)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Twins 1957-1968

Final Game: September 16, 1968 (Age 33.210)
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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
1957 22 CLE AL 62 199 185 15 52 7 1 2 18 0 1 12 12 .281 .323 .362 .685 88 67 6 0 1 1 7 2
1958 23 CLE AL 113 395 376 42 113 17 4 9 46 0 3 13 38 .301 .322 .439 .761 109 165 15 0 4 2 4 2
1959 24 CLE AL 82 280 258 23 62 10 3 1 29 0 0 15 28 .240 .277 .314 .591 65 81 9 0 2 5 1 2
1960 25 TOT AL 105 382 354 30 101 22 3 6 39 0 2 19 29 .285 .324 .415 .739 98 147 13 2 5 2 5 2
1960 25 CLE AL 25 92 82 6 20 5 0 1 6 0 1 6 6 .244 .308 .341 .649 78 28 3 2 1 1 2 2
1960 25 BOS AL 80 290 272 24 81 17 3 5 33 0 1 13 23 .298 .329 .438 .766 104 119 10 0 4 1 3 2
1961 26 BOS AL 87 263 242 24 70 12 2 1 19 0 1 13 19 .289 .327 .368 .695 85 89 5 2 2 3 1 2
1962 27 BOS AL 65 160 151 11 42 7 2 1 19 0 0 8 14 .278 .313 .371 .683 81 56 4 0 0 1 3 2
1963 28 BOS AL 98 316 287 27 77 18 1 5 30 0 0 22 32 .268 .327 .390 .717 98 112 8 4 1 2 5 2
1964 29 BOS AL 81 182 163 10 38 7 0 1 20 0 0 14 29 .233 .297 .294 .591 62 48 7 2 0 3 3 2
1965 30 BOS AL 59 147 137 11 37 5 1 0 11 0 0 6 23 .270 .295 .321 .616 71 44 8 0 1 3 2 2
1966 31 MIN AL 51 106 96 5 25 2 1 0 7 0 0 7 13 .260 .314 .302 .616 74 29 2 1 1 1 3 2
1967 32 MIN AL 74 193 170 16 40 6 1 1 22 0 0 18 29 .235 .304 .300 .604 73 51 4 0 2 3 3 2
1968 33 BOS AL 29 92 85 1 13 2 0 0 6 0 0 7 13 .153 .217 .176 .394 17 15 2 0 0 0 1 2
12 Yrs 906 2715 2504 215 670 115 19 27 266 0 7 154 279 .268 .310 .361 .671 84 904 83 11 19 26 38
162 Game Avg. 162 485 448 38 120 21 3 5 48 0 1 28 50 .268 .310 .361 .671 84 162 15 2 3 5 7
BOS (7 yrs) 499 1450 1337 108 358 68 9 13 138 0 2 83 153 .268 .312 .361 .673 83 483 44 8 8 13 18
CLE (4 yrs) 282 966 901 86 247 39 8 13 99 0 5 46 84 .274 .308 .378 .686 89 341 33 2 8 9 14
MIN (2 yrs) 125 299 266 21 65 8 2 1 29 0 0 25 42 .244 .307 .301 .608 73 80 6 1 3 4 6

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
1957 22 CLE AL 62 199 -6 -1 -1 -4 2 -9 -1.0 6 -3 -0.4 .484 .494 0.0 -0.2 1 2
1958 23 CLE AL 113 395 3 -3 -1 -2 5 2 0.2 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.6 0.3 16 2
1959 24 CLE AL 82 280 -11 -1 -1 -6 4 -15 -1.7 9 -6 -0.8 .481 .490 -0.1 -0.3 -0 2
1960 25 CLE AL 25 92 -4 -0 -0 1 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 -0.0 0.2 0 2
1960 25 BOS AL 80 290 -1 -0 -0 -5 4 -3 -0.4 9 6 0.5 .496 .498 1.1 -0.2 11 2
1961 26 BOS AL 87 263 -6 -1 1 -6 3 -8 -1.0 8 -0 -0.2 .490 .495 0.5 -0.3 6 2
1962 27 BOS AL 65 160 -6 -0 0 -3 2 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .488 .495 0.0 -0.2 1 2
1963 28 BOS AL 98 316 -4 -0 -0 -1 4 -1 -0.2 10 9 0.8 .499 .500 1.0 0.2 10 2
1964 29 BOS AL 81 182 -10 -1 -1 -2 2 -11 -1.4 6 -6 -0.8 .484 .492 -0.5 -0.1 -4 2
1965 30 BOS AL 59 147 -5 0 -2 -4 2 -9 -1.0 5 -4 -0.5 .483 .494 -0.1 -0.3 -0 2
1966 31 MIN AL 51 106 -4 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.1 .492 .498 0.1 -0.0 1 2
1967 32 MIN AL 74 193 -7 -2 0 -3 3 -8 -1.1 6 -2 -0.4 .487 .494 0.0 -0.1 1 2
1968 33 BOS AL 29 92 -9 -1 -0 0 1 -8 -1.1 3 -5 -0.8 .462 .493 -0.8 0.1 -5 $20,000 2
12 Seasons 906 2715 -67 -10 -4 -36 35 -83 -10.2 84 1 -1.7 .490 .496 2.9 -0.8 37 $20,000
BOS (7 yrs) 499 1450 -40 -4 -2 -21 19 -47 -5.9 45 -3 -1.4 .489 .496 1.3 -0.7 18 $20,000
CLE (4 yrs) 282 966 -18 -4 -3 -11 12 -24 -2.8 30 6 0.2 .491 .496 1.5 0.0 17
MIN (2 yrs) 125 299 -10 -2 1 -4 4 -12 -1.5 10 -2 -0.5 .489 .495 0.1 -0.2 2

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1957 CLE AL 22 C 57 45 36 418.2 304 268 31 5 5 .984 -4 -11 6.43 5.25 .991 5.92 5.94 11 10 23 14 38% 47% 1
1958 CLE AL 23 C 101 93 75 813.2 535 499 31 5 4 .991 -2 -3 5.86 5.25 .990 6.01 5.95 10 15 25 17 40% 47% 1
1959 CLE AL 24 C 74 68 54 597.2 411 374 31 6 8 .985 -6 -12 6.10 5.47 .989 6.08 6.04 4 19 32 10 24% 40% 2
1960 TOT AL 25 C 99 88 80 800.1 528 488 34 6 5 .989 -4 -6 5.87 5.27 .987 5.93 5.92 9 23 31 16 34% 40% 0
1960 CLE AL 25 C 25 21 18 196.2 143 134 8 1 2 .993 1 6 6.50 5.68 .987 5.93 5.92 2 3 6 6 50% 40% 0
1960 BOS AL 25 C 74 67 62 603.2 385 354 26 5 3 .987 -5 -10 5.67 5.14 .987 5.93 5.92 7 20 25 10 29% 40% 0
1961 BOS AL 26 C 66 59 52 513.2 363 330 24 9 2 .975 -6 -14 6.20 5.36 .989 6.21 6.14 11 11 28 7 20% 36% 1
1962 BOS AL 27 C 38 33 29 286.0 208 201 7 0 1 1.000 -3 -13 6.55 5.47 .989 6.30 6.28 1 8 15 0 0% 36% 0
1963 BOS AL 28 C 76 72 66 645.0 509 483 22 4 1 .992 -1 -2 7.05 6.64 .989 6.64 6.64 5 21 19 9 32% 33% 0
1964 BOS AL 29 C 45 41 30 338.0 287 273 11 3 3 .990 -2 -7 7.56 6.31 .990 7.07 7.06 3 13 13 5 28% 37% 0
1965 BOS AL 30 C 38 30 27 272.2 214 200 10 4 0 .981 -4 -18 6.93 5.53 .988 6.96 6.94 3 10 30 6 17% 34% 1
1966 MIN AL 31 C 32 18 14 195.2 144 137 5 2 0 .986 -1 -6 6.53 4.44 .988 6.86 6.85 0 6 13 5 28% 38% 0
1967 MIN AL 32 C 69 41 28 417.0 336 308 26 2 1 .994 -3 -9 7.21 4.84 .989 7.22 7.23 7 19 19 11 37% 41% 0
1968 BOS AL 33 C 27 23 18 208.0 154 147 6 1 1 .994 0 0 6.62 5.67 .990 6.97 6.94 2 6 14 7 33% 37% 0
12 Seasons C 722 611 509 5506.1 3993 3708 238 47 31 .988 -36 -8 6.45 5.47 .989 6.38 6.38 66 161 262 107 29% 39% 6
12 Seasons TOT 722 611 509 5506.1 3993 3708 238 47 31 .988 -36 -8 6.45 5.47 .989 6.38 6.38 66 161 262 107 29% 39% 6
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

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  7 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1958 AL  101 (5th)
1960 AL  99 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1960 AL  488 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1957 AL  5 (4th)
1959 AL  6 (3rd)
1961 AL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1959 AL  8 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  11 (2nd)
1958 AL  10 (4th)
1960 AL  9 (3rd)
1961 AL  11 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1957 AL  23 (4th)
1958 AL  25 (3rd)
1959 AL  32 (4th)
1960 AL  31 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1963 AL  7.05 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1959 AL  5.47 (5th)
1963 AL  6.64 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1958 AL  .991 (4th)
1960 AL  .989 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (997th), -1.7 career WAR/1.7 7yr-peak WAR/-0.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1968 33 Boston Red Sox $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
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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