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Danny O'Connell

Daniel Francis O'Connell

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 21, 1929 in Paterson, NJ
High School: St. Bonaventure HS (Paterson, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 14, 1950 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Braves/Giants/Pirates/Senators 1950-1962

Final Game: September 26, 1962 (Age 33)
Died: October 2, 1969 in Clifton, NJ
Buried: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, NJ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1234. Horace Clarke… #1235. Jim Busby… #1236. Ron Hassey… #1237. DANNY O'CONNELL… #1238. Ed McFarland… #1239. Ed Kranepool… #1240. Davy Jones… 

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
1950 21 PIT NL 79 345 315 39 92 16 1 8 32 7 24 33 .292 .342 .425 .768 98 134 8 0 5 65 RoY-3
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 PIT NL 149 654 588 88 173 26 8 7 55 3 4 57 42 .294 .361 .401 .762 99 236 13 4 5 *54 MVP-16
1954 25 MLN NL 146 604 541 61 151 28 4 2 37 2 2 38 46 .279 .326 .357 .683 83 193 11 2 19 4 *45/36
1955 26 MLN NL 124 491 453 47 102 15 4 6 40 2 2 28 43 .225 .276 .316 .592 60 143 7 5 2 3 2 *4/56
1956 27 MLN NL 139 598 498 71 119 17 9 2 42 3 3 76 42 .239 .342 .321 .663 85 160 6 4 16 4 0 *4/56
1957 28 TOT NL 143 612 547 86 140 27 4 8 36 9 3 52 50 .256 .324 .364 .688 87 199 11 4 7 2 0 *45
1957 28 MLN NL 48 207 183 29 43 9 1 1 8 1 0 19 20 .235 .312 .311 .624 74 57 1 2 2 1 0 4
1957 28 NYG NL 95 405 364 57 97 18 3 7 28 8 3 33 30 .266 .330 .390 .720 93 142 10 2 5 1 0 45
1958 29 SFG NL 107 368 306 44 71 12 2 3 23 2 1 51 35 .232 .340 .314 .654 77 96 7 0 9 2 0 *4/5
1959 30 SFG NL 34 66 58 6 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 15 .190 .254 .241 .495 35 14 0 0 3 0 0 5/4
1961 32 WSA AL 138 591 493 61 128 30 1 1 37 15 5 77 62 .260 .361 .331 .692 92 163 6 3 15 3 0 54
1962 33 WSA AL 84 268 236 24 62 7 2 2 18 5 1 23 28 .263 .327 .335 .662 79 79 6 0 8 1 1 54
10 Yrs 1143 4597 4035 527 1049 181 35 39 320 48 22 431 396 .260 .333 .351 .684 85 1417 75 22 89 19 3
162 Game Avg. 162 652 572 75 149 26 5 6 45 7 61 56 .260 .333 .351 .684 85 201 11 3 13
MLN (4 yrs) 457 1900 1675 208 415 69 18 11 127 8 7 161 151 .248 .316 .330 .647 77 553 25 13 39 12 2
SFG (3 yrs) 236 839 728 107 179 33 5 10 51 10 5 89 80 .246 .328 .346 .675 82 252 17 2 17 3 0
PIT (2 yrs) 228 999 903 127 265 42 9 15 87 10 4 81 75 .293 .354 .410 .764 99 370 21 4 10
WSA (2 yrs) 222 859 729 85 190 37 3 3 55 20 6 100 90 .261 .350 .332 .682 88 242 12 3 23 4 1
NL (8 yrs) 921 3738 3306 442 859 144 32 36 265 28 16 331 306 .260 .329 .355 .685 84 1175 63 19 66 15 2
AL (2 yrs) 222 859 729 85 190 37 3 3 55 20 6 100 90 .261 .350 .332 .682 88 242 12 3 23 4 1

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
1950 21 PIT NL 79 345 -1 1 0 0 4 4 0.4 13 17 1.7 .506 .503 1.8 0.4 17 65 RoY-3
1953 24 PIT NL 149 654 -2 -1 -0 -2 2 -2 -0.3 24 22 2.0 .499 .499 2.4 -0.1 24 *54 MVP-16
1954 25 MLN NL 146 604 -9 1 1 12 4 8 0.7 23 31 3.0 .506 .505 1.8 1.6 19 *45/36
1955 26 MLN NL 124 491 -20 -0 1 7 4 -8 -1.1 18 10 0.8 .493 .495 0.3 1.0 3 *4/56
1956 27 MLN NL 139 598 -8 0 0 2 5 0 -0.4 22 22 2.0 .500 .500 2.1 0.6 20 *4/56
1957 28 MLN NL 48 207 -6 1 0 8 2 5 0.5 8 13 1.3 .512 .504 0.6 0.9 6 4
1957 28 NYG NL 95 405 -3 1 -1 5 3 5 0.4 15 21 2.0 .506 .504 1.6 0.7 16 45
1958 29 SFG NL 107 368 -8 0 -1 2 3 -3 -0.3 14 11 1.0 .497 .498 0.9 0.5 9 *4/5
1959 30 SFG NL 34 66 -3 -1 0 -0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 5/4
1961 32 WSA AL 138 591 -0 -0 1 8 3 12 1.0 18 30 2.8 .509 .507 2.2 1.0 22 54
1962 33 WSA AL 84 268 -7 1 -1 4 2 -1 -0.2 8 7 0.6 .498 .499 0.3 0.5 3 54
10 Seasons 1143 4597 -67 4 1 46 33 17 0.2 166 183 16.9 .502 .501 13.7 7.3 137
MLN (4 yrs) 457 1900 -43 2 2 29 15 5 -0.2 71 76 7.0 .501 .501 4.7 4.1 47
SFG (3 yrs) 236 839 -14 1 -2 7 6 -1 -0.3 32 31 2.9 .500 .500 2.3 1.3 24
PIT (2 yrs) 228 999 -3 0 0 -2 7 2 0.0 37 40 3.7 .501 .500 4.2 0.3 41
WSA (2 yrs) 222 859 -8 1 1 12 5 10 0.7 26 37 3.3 .505 .504 2.4 1.5 25

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
1950 PIT NL 21 SS 65 65 64 582.2 384 147 228 9 47 .977 5.79 5.77 .961 5.22 5.16 RoY-3
1950 PIT NL 21 3B 12 12 12 108.2 56 15 39 2 2 .964 4.47 4.50 .948 3.31 3.27 RoY-3
1953 PIT NL 24 3B 104 104 101 922.0 355 119 221 15 16 .958 -3 -4 3.32 3.27 .951 3.04 2.98 MVP-16
1953 PIT NL 24 2B 47 45 42 389.0 264 107 149 8 27 .970 1 2 5.92 5.45 .972 5.44 5.33 MVP-16
1954 MLN NL 25 2B 103 100 96 905.2 570 244 314 12 83 .979 8 11 5.55 5.42 .976 5.57 5.54
1954 MLN NL 25 3B 35 28 27 277.1 111 44 67 0 7 1.000 4 17 3.60 3.17 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 MLN NL 25 1B 8 8 6 65.0 68 63 5 0 7 1.000 0 0 9.42 8.50 .991 9.80 9.75
1954 MLN NL 25 SS 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.10 5.10
1955 MLN NL 26 2B 114 111 100 981.0 679 309 357 13 76 .981 8 10 6.11 5.84 .974 5.48 5.43
1955 MLN NL 26 3B 7 6 5 49.2 13 8 4 1 2 .923 -1 -34 2.17 1.71 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 MLN NL 26 SS 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.50 1.00 .960 4.95 5.00
1956 MLN NL 27 2B 138 131 113 1146.1 686 295 381 10 98 .985 3 3 5.31 4.90 .980 5.34 5.28
1956 MLN NL 27 3B 4 2 1 25.0 6 3 2 1 0 .833 -1 -29 1.80 1.25 .957 3.06 3.02
1956 MLN NL 27 SS 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 120 18.00 2.00 .960 4.50 4.90
1957 TOT NL 28 2B 116 110 102 996.2 635 284 339 12 93 .981 10 13 5.63 5.37 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 MLN NL 28 2B 48 47 41 420.0 278 128 145 5 43 .982 8 21 5.85 5.69 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 NYG NL 28 2B 68 63 61 576.2 357 156 194 7 50 .980 3 6 5.46 5.15 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 NYG NL 28 3B 30 26 22 229.2 106 33 69 4 6 .962 2 10 4.00 3.40 .952 2.96 2.98
1958 SFG NL 29 2B 104 99 65 823.0 507 222 278 7 70 .986 3 4 5.47 4.81 .975 5.33 5.30
1958 SFG NL 29 3B 3 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -138 0.00 0.00 3.12 3.17
1959 SFG NL 30 3B 26 14 5 120.0 55 15 36 4 3 .927 0 2 3.82 1.96 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 SFG NL 30 2B 8 4 3 49.1 25 16 9 0 1 1.000 -0 -7 4.56 3.13 .976 5.27 5.22
1961 WSA AL 32 3B 73 74 70 642.2 264 75 173 16 14 .939 4 8 3.47 3.40 .950 3.18 3.15
1961 WSA AL 32 2B 61 58 57 513.2 321 144 170 7 52 .978 4 8 5.50 5.15 .978 5.24 5.18
1962 WSA AL 33 3B 41 35 35 319.0 128 34 89 5 13 .961 6 21 3.47 3.00 .952 3.08 3.07
1962 WSA AL 33 2B 22 19 15 167.0 93 36 52 5 8 .946 -2 -11 4.74 4.00 .980 5.25 5.24
9 Seasons 2B 713 677 593 5971.2 3780 1657 2049 74 508 .980 35 7 5.59 5.20 .976 5.40 5.36
10 Seasons 3B 335 301 278 2698.1 1094 346 700 48 63 .956 11 5 3.49 3.12 .951 3.09 3.06
4 Seasons SS 68 65 64 592.2 387 148 230 9 48 .977 -0 -0 5.74 5.56 .961 5.22 5.15
1 Season 1B 8 8 6 65.0 68 63 5 0 7 1.000 0 0 9.42 8.50 .991 9.80 9.75
10 Seasons TOT 1124 1051 941 9327.2 5329 2214 2984 131 626 .975 46 6 5.02 4.62 .970 4.75 4.69
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 NL (16, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1954 NL  1.6 (5th)
1957 NL  1.7 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 AL  30 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1953 NL  8 (8th)
1956 NL  9 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  76 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1961 AL  15 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1953 NL  132 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (8th)
1956 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1956 NL  16 (5th)
1958 NL  9 (6th)
1961 AL  15 (1st)

SB % s c a p y
1961 AL  75.00 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1957 NL  8.5 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1957 NL  10.9 (10th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1954 NL  12 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  114 (4th)
1956 NL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  309 (3rd)
1956 NL  295 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  357 (4th)
1956 NL  381 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (5th)
1956 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  76 (4th)
1956 NL  98 (2nd)
1957 NL  93 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  119 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  15 (5th)
1961 AL  16 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  8 (3rd)
1955 NL  9 (3rd)
1956 NL  3 (5th)
1958 NL  3 (4th)
1961 AL  4 (5th)
Career  35 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1954 NL  5.55 (5th)
1955 NL  6.11 (2nd)
1957 NL  5.63 (2nd)
1958 NL  5.47 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  5.42 (5th)
1955 NL  5.84 (1st)
1957 NL  5.37 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  .979 (3rd)
1955 NL  .981 (2nd)
1956 NL  .985 (2nd)
1957 NL  .981 (4th)
1958 NL  .986 (2nd)
Career  .980 (94th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1954 NL  4 (1st)
1962 AL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1953 NL  3.32 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  3.27 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  .958 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1585), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1142), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (124th), 16.9 career WAR/15.7 7yr-peak WAR/16.3 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Daniel dan daniel Danny Denny Francis O'Connell oconnell

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