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Gene Oliver

Eugene George Oliver

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: March 22, 1935 in Moline, IL
High School: Alleman Catholic HS (Rock Island, IL)
School: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 6, 1959 (Age 24.076)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cardinals/Phillies/Cubs/RedSox 1959-1969

Final Game: August 24, 1969 (Age 34.155)
Died: March 3, 2007 in Rock Island, IL
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL
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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
1959 24 STL NL 68 181 172 14 42 9 0 6 28 3 2 7 41 .244 .271 .401 .672 72 69 4 0 0 2 0 7/239
1961 26 STL NL 22 61 52 8 14 2 0 4 9 0 0 6 10 .269 .367 .538 .905 129 28 2 2 1 0 1 2/7
1962 27 STL NL 122 399 345 42 89 19 1 14 45 5 2 50 59 .258 .352 .441 .792 103 152 9 1 1 2 4 2/739
1963 28 TOT NL 134 449 398 44 97 16 2 17 65 4 4 40 78 .244 .317 .422 .739 110 168 12 5 1 5 4 327
1963 28 STL NL 39 118 102 10 23 4 0 6 18 0 0 13 19 .225 .308 .441 .749 105 45 4 0 1 2 3 2
1963 28 MLN NL 95 331 296 34 74 12 2 11 47 4 4 27 59 .250 .320 .416 .736 112 123 8 5 0 3 1 37/2
1964 29 MLN NL 93 298 279 45 77 15 1 13 49 3 7 17 41 .276 .319 .477 .795 120 133 9 1 0 1 0 3/2
1965 30 MLN NL 122 432 392 56 106 20 0 21 58 5 4 36 61 .270 .336 .482 .818 128 189 13 3 0 1 5 23/7
1966 31 ATL NL 76 209 191 19 37 9 1 8 24 2 0 16 43 .194 .255 .377 .632 71 72 3 0 1 1 3 2/37
1967 32 TOT NL 102 355 314 37 69 18 0 10 40 2 2 35 64 .220 .297 .373 .669 90 117 8 1 1 4 3 2/3
1967 32 ATL NL 17 57 51 8 10 2 0 3 6 0 0 6 8 .196 .281 .412 .692 97 21 3 0 0 0 0 2/3
1967 32 PHI NL 85 298 263 29 59 16 0 7 34 2 2 29 56 .224 .300 .365 .665 89 96 5 1 1 4 3 2/3
1968 33 TOT MLB 24 54 46 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 14 .196 .315 .196 .510 53 9 1 1 0 0 1 2/379
1968 33 BOS AL 16 40 35 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 .143 .250 .143 .393 19 5 0 1 0 0 1 2/9
1968 33 CHC NL 8 14 11 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .364 .500 .364 .864 156 4 1 0 0 0 0 /327
1969 34 CHC NL 23 29 27 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .222 .276 .333 .609 62 9 1 1 0 0 1 /2
10 Yrs 786 2467 2216 268 546 111 5 93 320 24 21 215 420 .246 .315 .427 .742 103 946 62 15 5 16 22
162 Game Avg. 162 508 457 55 113 23 1 19 66 5 4 44 87 .246 .315 .427 .742 103 195 13 3 1 3 5
ATL (5 yrs) 403 1327 1209 162 304 58 4 56 184 14 15 102 212 .251 .313 .445 .758 112 538 36 9 1 6 9
STL (4 yrs) 251 759 671 74 168 34 1 30 100 8 4 76 129 .250 .327 .438 .765 98 294 19 3 3 6 8
CHC (2 yrs) 31 43 38 1 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .263 .349 .342 .691 90 13 2 1 0 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 85 298 263 29 59 16 0 7 34 2 2 29 56 .224 .300 .365 .665 89 96 5 1 1 4 3
BOS (1 yr) 16 40 35 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 .143 .250 .143 .393 19 5 0 1 0 0 1
NL (10 yrs) 770 2427 2181 266 541 111 5 93 319 24 21 211 408 .248 .316 .431 .748 104 941 62 14 5 16 21
AL (1 yr) 16 40 35 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 .143 .250 .143 .393 19 5 0 1 0 0 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
1959 24 STL NL 68 181 -6 -1 -0 -1 -2 -10 -1.0 7 -3 -0.3 .485 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -2 7/239
1961 26 STL NL 22 61 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .510 .501 0.5 0.0 5 2/7
1962 27 STL NL 122 399 6 -0 -1 0 5 9 1.0 15 24 2.5 .508 .506 2.4 0.5 24 2/739
1963 28 STL NL 39 118 1 -0 -1 -3 2 -2 -0.2 4 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.6 -0.1 6 2
1963 28 MLN NL 95 331 6 -0 -1 -12 -5 -13 -1.4 12 -0 -0.1 .485 .491 1.2 -1.9 12 37/2
1964 29 MLN NL 93 298 8 -2 -1 -4 -4 -2 -0.2 11 9 1.0 .498 .499 1.3 -0.8 13 3/2
1965 30 MLN NL 122 432 12 -0 -2 -2 1 9 1.0 16 25 2.6 .508 .506 2.8 -0.1 27 23/7
1966 31 ATL NL 76 209 -7 -1 0 -3 2 -8 -0.9 7 -1 -0.1 .488 .494 0.1 0.0 2 2/37
1967 32 ATL NL 17 57 -0 -0 -1 -2 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .482 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 2/3
1967 32 PHI NL 85 298 -2 -0 0 -6 4 -4 -0.4 11 6 0.7 .494 .497 1.4 -0.2 13 2/3
1968 33 BOS AL 16 40 -4 1 0 -2 0 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .464 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $28,000 2/9
1968 33 CHC NL 8 14 1 0 -0 -0 -0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.2 -0.1 1 /327
1969 34 CHC NL 23 29 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /2
10 Seasons 786 2467 14 -4 -6 -36 4 -27 -2.9 92 65 6.5 .496 .499 10.2 -3.3 101 $28,000
ATL (5 yrs) 403 1327 19 -3 -4 -23 -5 -17 -1.8 49 33 3.3 .495 .498 5.7 -3.0 55
STL (4 yrs) 251 759 2 -1 -2 -4 5 -0 0.0 29 29 2.9 .500 .501 3.3 0.2 33
CHC (2 yrs) 31 43 -1 0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.1 -0.0 0
PHI (1 yr) 85 298 -2 -0 0 -6 4 -4 -0.4 11 6 0.7 .494 .497 1.4 -0.2 13
BOS (1 yr) 16 40 -4 1 0 -2 0 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .464 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $28,000

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
1959 STL NL 24 LF 42 33 17 278.1 65 61 1 3 0 .954 0 1 2.00 1.48 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 STL NL 24 OF 42 35 17 290.1 66 62 1 3 0 .955 -0 -1 1.95 1.50 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 STL NL 24 C 9 2 1 32.0 27 24 2 1 0 .963 -1 -38 7.31 2.89 .989 6.33 6.28 2 2 0 1 100% 38% 0
1959 STL NL 24 1B 5 5 1 35.0 41 39 2 0 1 1.000 1 21 10.54 8.20 .988 9.59 9.48
1959 STL NL 24 RF 3 2 0 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -50 1.50 0.67 .980 1.95 1.93
1961 STL NL 26 C 15 12 7 102.0 81 75 6 0 4 1.000 -1 -12 7.15 5.40 .985 6.39 6.32 2 2 6 1 14% 38% 0
1961 STL NL 26 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0 53 2.00 2.00 .973 1.90 1.90
1961 STL NL 26 OF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0 53 2.00 2.00 .977 2.20 2.10
1962 STL NL 27 C 98 88 52 722.1 545 494 46 5 7 .991 3 5 6.73 5.51 .987 6.72 6.66 10 27 36 22 38% 34% 3
1962 STL NL 27 OF 8 7 5 58.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -78 0.92 0.75 .973 2.07 2.05
1962 STL NL 27 LF 6 5 4 42.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -90 0.84 0.67 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 STL NL 27 1B 3 1 1 12.0 15 14 1 0 2 1.000 1 80 11.25 5.00 .990 9.82 9.70
1962 STL NL 27 RF 2 2 1 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 1.69 1.50 .973 1.91 1.90
1963 TOT NL 28 C 37 28 21 248.0 218 199 14 5 1 .977 -3 -15 7.73 5.76 .986 7.07 7.05 4 12 19 9 32% 42% 0
1963 STL NL 28 C 35 28 21 245.2 215 197 14 4 1 .981 -3 -15 7.73 6.03 .986 7.07 7.05 4 12 19 9 32% 42% 0
1963 MLN NL 28 1B 55 53 32 418.2 466 440 19 7 39 .985 -6 -16 9.87 8.35 .989 9.81 9.78
1963 MLN NL 28 LF 35 33 14 239.2 34 32 1 1 1 .971 -6 -31 1.24 0.94 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 MLN NL 28 OF 35 33 14 239.2 30 29 0 1 0 .967 -6 -31 1.09 0.83 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 MLN NL 28 C 2 0 0 2.1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0 0 7.71 1.00 .987 6.94 7.05 0 0 0 0 0
1964 MLN NL 29 1B 76 63 59 589.0 668 622 34 12 50 .982 -4 -8 10.02 8.63 .990 10.02 9.95
1964 MLN NL 29 C 1 1 0 8.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 4.00 .988 6.86 6.80 0 1 0 0 0
1965 MLN NL 30 C 64 58 52 521.1 420 376 34 10 7 .976 -4 -9 7.08 6.41 .988 6.96 6.97 15 27 29 25 46% 36% 0
1965 MLN NL 30 1B 52 49 25 381.2 418 374 37 7 30 .983 2 8 9.69 7.90 .990 10.02 10.03
1965 MLN NL 30 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1965 MLN NL 30 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1966 ATL NL 31 C 48 43 36 373.2 311 286 22 3 3 .990 -3 -10 7.42 6.42 .987 6.84 6.83 12 18 23 19 45% 40% 0
1966 ATL NL 31 1B 5 1 1 25.0 23 19 4 0 3 1.000 -0 -5 8.28 4.60 .989 9.90 9.88
1966 ATL NL 31 LF 2 1 0 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.50 .963 1.70 1.75
1966 ATL NL 31 OF 2 1 0 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.50 .973 2.00 2.05
1967 TOT NL 32 C 92 82 72 724.0 541 492 40 9 5 .983 -8 -13 6.61 5.78 .990 6.89 6.89 9 21 40 12 23% 40% 0
1967 TOT NL 32 1B 3 3 1 24.0 24 23 1 0 3 1.000 -1 -35 9.00 8.00 .991 9.98 9.97
1967 ATL NL 32 C 13 12 10 99.2 80 67 10 3 2 .963 -2 -24 6.95 5.92 .990 6.89 6.89 1 5 8 3 27% 40% 0
1967 ATL NL 32 1B 1 1 1 8.0 13 12 1 0 2 1.000 -0 -45 14.62 13.00 .991 10.01 10.00
1967 PHI NL 32 C 79 70 62 624.1 461 425 30 6 3 .987 -6 -12 6.56 5.76 .990 6.89 6.89 8 16 32 9 22% 40% 0
1967 PHI NL 32 1B 2 2 0 16.0 11 11 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -30 6.19 5.50 .991 9.96 9.95
1968 TOT MLB 33 C 11 8 8 81.2 73 68 4 1 0 .986 -2 -29 7.93 6.55 .990 6.96 6.94 0 8 9 3 25% 37% 1
1968 TOT MLB 33 OF 2 1 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 0.50 .980 2.02 2.05
1968 BOS AL 33 C 10 7 7 72.2 62 58 3 1 0 .984 -2 -33 7.56 6.10 .990 6.97 6.94 0 8 8 2 20% 37% 1
1968 BOS AL 33 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1968 BOS AL 33 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1968 CHC NL 33 1B 2 2 0 13.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -65 9.69 7.00 .992 10.11 10.10
1968 CHC NL 33 C 1 1 1 9.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 11.00 11.00 .990 6.90 6.90 0 0 1 1 50% 40% 0
1968 CHC NL 33 LF 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .960 1.80 1.60
1968 CHC NL 33 OF 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1969 CHC NL 34 C 6 3 2 31.1 30 28 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 8.62 5.00 .989 7.07 7.02 0 2 1 0 0% 40% 1
10 Seasons C 381 325 251 2844.1 2250 2045 171 34 28 .985 -19 -8 7.01 5.82 .988 6.85 6.82 54 120 163 92 36% 38% 5
8 Seasons 1B 201 177 120 1498.1 1669 1545 98 26 128 .984 -7 -6 9.87 8.17 .990 9.95 9.91
7 Seasons OF 91 78 37 612.2 109 103 1 5 0 .954 -9 -19 1.53 1.14 .977 2.11 2.10
7 Seasons LF 88 74 36 582.2 110 103 2 5 1 .955 -8 -17 1.62 1.19 .971 1.91 1.89
3 Seasons RF 6 4 1 30.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 1.50 0.83 .976 1.92 1.92
10 Seasons TOT 673 580 408 4955.1 4028 3693 270 65 156 .984 -36 -9 7.20 5.89 .988 7.20 7.10 54 120 163 92 36% 38% 5
Lg 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
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1962 NL  98 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1965 NL  10 (3rd)
1967 NL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1965 NL  15 (4th)
1966 NL  12 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1967 NL  40 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1962 NL  22 (5th)
1965 NL  25 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1965 NL  46.3 (4th)
1966 NL  45.2 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1964 NL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1962 NL  6.73 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1962 NL  .991 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1965 NL  2 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (237th), 6.5 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 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 $28,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,000
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.

Name Translations

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French: Gene Oliver statistiques

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