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Wes Parker

Maurice Wesley Parker (Mr. Steady)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 13, 1939 in Evanston, IL
Schools: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1964 (Age 24.158, 9,830th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1964-1972

Last Game: October 1, 1972 (Age 32.323)
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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
1964 24 LAD NL 124 240 214 29 55 7 1 3 10 5 4 14 45 .257 .303 .341 .644 87 73 2 1 9 2 3 938/7
1965 25 LAD NL 154 644 542 80 129 24 7 8 51 13 7 75 95 .238 .334 .352 .687 100 191 6 5 19 3 1 *3/8
1966 26 LAD NL 156 564 475 67 120 17 5 12 51 7 3 69 83 .253 .351 .385 .737 113 183 12 5 12 3 9 *3/897
1967 27 LAD NL 139 496 413 56 102 16 5 5 31 10 5 65 83 .247 .358 .346 .704 111 143 10 7 10 1 10 *38 GG
1968 28 LAD NL 135 534 468 42 112 22 2 3 27 4 6 49 87 .239 .312 .314 .626 96 147 3 2 12 3 6 *37/89 GG
1969 29 LAD NL 132 541 471 76 131 23 4 13 68 4 1 56 46 .278 .353 .427 .780 125 201 10 2 6 6 6 *3/89 MVP-30,GG
1970 30 LAD NL 161 705 614 84 196 47 4 10 111 8 2 79 70 .319 .392 .458 .850 133 281 14 0 4 8 18 *3 MVP-5,GG
1971 31 LAD NL 157 609 533 69 146 24 1 6 62 6 1 63 63 .274 .347 .356 .704 106 190 13 1 4 8 5 *39/7 GG
1972 32 LAD NL 130 502 427 45 119 14 3 4 59 3 5 62 43 .279 .367 .354 .721 108 151 13 1 6 6 5 *3/89 GG
9 Yrs 1288 4835 4157 548 1110 194 32 64 470 60 34 532 615 .267 .351 .375 .726 111 1560 83 24 82 40 63
162 Game Avg. 162 608 523 69 140 24 4 8 59 8 4 67 77 .267 .351 .375 .726 111 196 10 3 10 5 8

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
1964 24 LAD NL 124 240 -5 0 1 6 -5 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.1 0.3 1 938/7
1965 25 LAD NL 154 644 2 2 2 5 -9 2 0.2 24 26 2.7 .502 .501 2.1 -0.4 21 *3/8
1966 26 LAD NL 156 564 11 -0 -0 7 -8 9 1.1 20 29 3.2 .507 .506 2.2 0.1 22 $15,000 *3/897
1967 27 LAD NL 139 496 5 0 -0 -3 -7 -4 -0.3 18 14 1.5 .496 .497 1.6 -1.0 16 *38 GG
1968 28 LAD NL 135 534 1 -2 1 4 -8 -5 -0.4 18 14 1.5 .495 .496 0.8 -0.4 10 *37/89 GG
1969 29 LAD NL 132 541 19 3 1 1 -7 16 1.8 18 34 3.7 .513 .511 3.5 -0.6 33 *3/89 MVP-30,GG
1970 30 LAD NL 161 705 29 -1 0 8 -9 27 2.9 24 51 5.2 .517 .517 4.2 -0.0 43 *3 MVP-5,GG
1971 31 LAD NL 157 609 7 0 3 6 -9 7 0.9 21 28 3.0 .505 .505 2.2 -0.3 22 $80,000 *39/7 GG
1972 32 LAD NL 130 502 4 -1 -1 2 -7 -3 -0.3 16 13 1.3 .497 .498 1.0 -0.5 11 *3/89 GG
9 Seasons 1288 4835 73 0 7 36 -69 47 5.8 169 216 22.9 .504 .504 17.7 -3.0 179 $95,000

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
1964 24 LAD NL 240 176 23 3.5 88 .310 .257 .255 .303 .312 .341 .379 .644 .691 87 .430 -3.3 -0.3 .539 .154 .084 3.8
1965 25 LAD NL 644 448 70 4.2 88 .274 .238 .250 .334 .312 .352 .378 .687 .690 100 .509 3.4 0.4 .650 .264 .114 9.9
1966 26 LAD NL 564 385 67 4.7 89 .282 .253 .255 .351 .313 .385 .385 .737 .697 113 .548 11.2 1.2 .705 .286 .133 8.8
1967 27 LAD NL 496 337 55 4.4 83 .298 .247 .248 .358 .308 .346 .364 .704 .672 111 .548 9.7 1.0 .675 .269 .099 6.7
1968 28 LAD NL 534 380 49 3.5 75 .286 .239 .243 .312 .300 .314 .342 .626 .642 96 .488 -0.2 -0.0 .537 .175 .075 3.4
1969 29 LAD NL 541 363 73 5.4 89 .282 .278 .251 .353 .320 .427 .372 .780 .693 125 .615 17.1 1.8 .746 .274 .149 6.1
1970 30 LAD NL 705 446 113 6.8 99 .343 .319 .261 .392 .333 .458 .399 .850 .732 133 .668 32.7 3.2 .843 .277 .138 8.9
1971 31 LAD NL 609 413 69 4.5 87 .297 .274 .253 .347 .318 .356 .370 .704 .688 106 .546 7.1 0.7 .646 .210 .083 6.0
1972 32 LAD NL 502 338 57 4.6 90 .298 .279 .254 .367 .322 .354 .376 .721 .698 108 .553 7.6 0.8 .650 .215 .075 3.4
9 Yrs 4835 3286 576 4.7 88 .297 .267 .252 .351 .316 .375 .374 .726 .691 111 .562 85.2 8.6 .677 .242 .108 61.9
162 Game Avg. 608 413 72 4.7 88 .297 .267 .252 .351 .316 .375 .374 .726 .691 111 .562 11 1 .677 .242 .108 8

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 ❍ 25 LAD NL WS MIN W 7 29 23 3 7 0 1 1 2 2 0 3 3 .304 .407 .522 .929 12 0 1 2 0 0
1966 26 LAD NL WS BAL L 4 14 13 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .385 .670 5 1 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (2 Series) 11 43 36 3 10 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 6 .278 .366 .472 .838 17 1 1 2 0 1
2 WS 11 43 36 3 10 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 6 .278 .366 .472 .838 17 1 1 2 0 1

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
1964 24 LAD NL 240 1.3% 18.8% 5.8% 4.6% 20% 3.21 4.8 71.3 21.4 1.64 70%
1965 25 LAD NL 644 1.2% 14.8% 11.7% 6.1% 30% 1.27 5.7 67.8 10.6 1.52 69%
1966 26 LAD NL 564 2.1% 14.7% 12.2% 6.0% 28% 1.20 5.7 39.6 9.3 1.13 68%
1967 27 LAD NL 496 1.0% 16.7% 13.1% 5.2% 26% 1.28 5.0 82.6 13.3 1.40 66%
1968 28 LAD NL 534 0.6% 16.3% 9.2% 5.1% 24% 1.78 5.4 156.0 17.3 1.48 71%
1969 29 LAD NL 541 2.4% 8.5% 10.4% 7.4% 31% 0.82 10.2 36.2 6.9 1.31 77%
1970 30 LAD NL 705 1.4% 9.9% 11.2% 8.7% 31% 0.89 8.8 61.4 5.5 1.33 77%
1971 31 LAD NL 609 1.0% 10.3% 10.3% 5.1% 21% 1.00 8.5 88.8 8.6 1.18 78%
1972 32 LAD NL 502 0.8% 8.6% 12.4% 4.2% 18% 0.69 9.9 106.8 7.2 1.28 77%
9 Yrs 4835 1.3% 12.7% 11.0% 6.0% 26% 1.16 6.8 65.0 8.8 1.33 73%
MLB Averages 2.1% 15.3% 8.3% 6.0% 27% 1.84 5.8 43.6 9.3 1.12 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1964 24 LAD NL -3.3 -0.3 254 -1.9 2.8 -4.8 1.05 -0.5 -1.3 -9.4 -1.0 0.92 -6.0 1.11 29
1965 25 LAD NL 3.4 0.4 672 0.6 11.6 -11.0 1.08 -0.3 0.9 -0.0 -0.0 0.95 1.4 1.43 1
1966 26 LAD NL 11.2 1.2 578 0.7 9.9 -9.2 1.04 0.9 -0.3 16.5 1.8 0.95 10.8 0.84 8
1967 27 LAD NL 9.7 1.0 521 -0.5 8.0 -8.5 1.03 0.7 -1.1 4.2 0.5 0.93 6.2 0.99 12
1968 28 LAD NL -0.2 -0.0 549 -0.1 8.6 -8.7 1.02 -0.3 0.2 2.5 0.3 0.91 -2.1 1.64 7
1969 29 LAD NL 17.1 1.8 553 1.9 11.1 -9.2 1.08 1.7 0.1 19.5 2.1 1.00 19.1 1.17 5
1970 30 LAD NL 32.7 3.2 724 5.2 15.5 -10.3 1.03 3.3 1.7 50.9 5.0 0.98 43.6 0
1971 31 LAD NL 7.1 0.7 627 1.6 11.3 -9.7 1.05 1.0 0.5 8.8 0.9 1.03 10.4 0.82 1
1972 32 LAD NL 7.6 0.8 519 2.1 10.5 -8.4 1.12 1.1 0.7 15.4 1.6 0.98 12.0 1.89 8
9 Yrs 85.1 8.6 4997 9.5 89.3 -79.8 1.05 7.7 1.3 108.5 11.2 0.96 95.4 1.20 71

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
1964 24 LAD NL 2 0 32% 102 5 4 56% 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 3 4 56% 19 10 8 4 1 3 11 2 8
1965 25 LAD NL 6 0 36% 234 13 7 65% 10 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 1 3 2 11 64% 33 15 17 10 3 7 24 5 19
1966 26 LAD NL 9 0 29% 231 7 3 70% 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 3 8 10 57% 38 15 21 5 1 3 25 7 15
1967 27 LAD NL 2 0 30% 232 10 5 67% 10 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 2 3 2 13 65% 23 9 13 9 6 3 20 2 18
1968 28 LAD NL 10 0 24% 189 4 6 40% 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 2 2 1 12 33% 32 20 10 4 3 1 10 6 4
1969 29 LAD NL 12 0 36% 245 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 10 48% 41 29 12 7 1 6 21 6 15
1970 30 LAD NL 12 0 28% 358 8 2 80% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 5 3 15 45% 51 31 17 11 7 4 30 9 20
1971 31 LAD NL 10 0 31% 314 6 1 86% 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 15 45% 40 28 11 6 3 1 25 5 20
1972 32 LAD NL 4 0 23% 237 3 5 38% 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 13 50% 36 23 12 5 2 3 17 3 14
9 Yrs 67 0 30% 2142 60 34 64% 54 32 6 1 0 1 8 2 55 0 8 23 24 103 51% 313 180 121 61 27 31 183 45 133

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
1964 24 LAD NL 240 100% 55 29 6 0 0 1.11 3 0 4 1 2 0 3 0 12 9 75% 48 2 4% 28 19 68% 120 10 8% 13 7 54% 10 5 50% 0
1965 25 LAD NL 644 100% 129 1 1 0 0 1.43 8 0 11 6 2 3 5 0 25 19 76% 112 6 5% 77 31 40% 371 45 12% 38 13 34% 33 11 33% 0
1966 26 LAD NL 564 100% 120 8 2 0 0 0.84 12 0 12 8 4 4 8 0 14 12 86% 99 12 12% 51 22 43% 319 41 13% 30 13 43% 20 10 50% 0
1967 27 LAD NL 496 100% 102 12 4 0 2 0.99 5 0 6 3 2 1 4 1 13 10 77% 78 10 13% 36 14 39% 247 34 14% 18 9 50% 14 8 57% 0
1968 28 LAD NL 534 100% 112 7 0 0 0 1.64 3 0 12 2 1 3 0 0 14 12 86% 73 3 4% 37 17 46% 249 27 11% 27 13 48% 13 6 46% 0
1969 29 LAD NL 541 100% 131 5 3 0 1 1.17 13 0 15 5 8 5 8 0 6 6 100% 110 10 9% 52 20 38% 357 59 17% 43 22 51% 21 13 62% 0
1970 30 LAD NL 705 100% 196 0 0 0 0 10 0 12 3 7 3 7 0 4 4 100% 118 14 12% 68 32 47% 473 106 22% 69 41 59% 25 15 60% 0
1971 31 LAD NL 609 100% 146 1 1 0 2 0.82 6 0 21 5 1 2 4 0 6 4 67% 142 13 9% 62 27 44% 422 58 14% 51 27 53% 21 10 48% 0
1972 32 LAD NL 502 100% 119 8 2 0 2 1.89 4 0 12 2 2 2 2 0 6 6 100% 86 13 15% 40 20 50% 323 59 18% 36 24 67% 11 8 73% 0
9 Yrs 4835 100% 1110 71 19 0 7 1.20 64 0 105 35 29 23 41 1 100 82 82% 866 83 10% 451 202 45% 2881 439 15% 325 169 52% 168 86 51% 0
MLB Averages 53% 77% 11% 30% 13% 47% 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
1964 24 124 240 214 29 55 7 1 3 10 5 4 14 45 .257 .303 .341 .644 87 73 2 1 9 2 3
1965 25 278 884 756 109 184 31 8 11 61 18 11 89 140 .243 .326 .349 .675 97 264 8 6 28 5 4
1966 26 434 1448 1231 176 304 48 13 23 112 25 14 158 223 .247 .336 .363 .699 103 447 20 11 40 8 13
1967 27 573 1944 1644 232 406 64 18 28 143 35 19 223 306 .247 .342 .359 .700 105 590 30 18 50 9 23
1968 28 708 2478 2112 274 518 86 20 31 170 39 25 272 393 .245 .335 .349 .684 103 737 33 20 62 12 29
1969 29 840 3019 2583 350 649 109 24 44 238 43 26 328 439 .251 .339 .363 .702 107 938 43 22 68 18 35
1970 30 1001 3724 3197 434 845 156 28 54 349 51 28 407 509 .264 .349 .381 .730 112 1219 57 22 72 26 53
1971 31 1158 4333 3730 503 991 180 29 60 411 57 29 470 572 .266 .349 .378 .726 111 1409 70 23 76 34 58
1972 32 1288 4835 4157 548 1110 194 32 64 470 60 34 532 615 .267 .351 .375 .726 111 1560 83 24 82 40 63

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
1964 24 124 248 220 34 61 8 1 3 12 6 16 45 .277 .326 .364 .690 26 124
1965 25 153 660 551 93 141 26 8 9 59 14 82 94 .256 .356 .381 .737 74 154
1966 26 156 585 488 79 133 19 6 13 60 8 76 83 .273 .375 .416 .791 75 156
1967 27 139 523 429 71 118 19 6 6 39 12 75 83 .275 .392 .389 .781 63 139
1968 28 134 567 490 58 136 27 2 4 38 5 60 86 .278 .357 .365 .722 64 135
1969 29 132 561 485 90 145 25 4 14 80 4 62 46 .299 .377 .454 .830 84 132
1970 30 161 711 618 87 200 48 4 10 114 8 81 70 .324 .397 .463 .860 115 161
1971 31 157 633 550 83 163 27 1 7 74 7 70 63 .296 .372 .387 .759 80 157
1972 32 136 543 459 55 137 16 3 5 72 3 71 45 .298 .389 .379 .768 68 130
9 Yrs 1292 5031 4290 650 1234 215 35 71 548 67 593 615 .288 .374 .404 .778 649 1288
162 Game Avg. 162 631 538 82 155 27 4 9 69 8 74 77 .288 .374 .404 .778 81 1288



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (30, 1%)
1970 NL (5, 27%)
0.28 Career Shares (648th)

Gold Gloves
1967 NL (1B)
1968 NL (1B)
1969 NL (1B)
1970 NL (1B)
1971 NL (1B)
1972 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Batting Average s c a p y
1970 NL  .319 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1966 NL  156 (7th)
1970 NL  161 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1970 NL  614 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1970 NL  705 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1970 NL  196 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1970 NL  47 (1st)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1970 NL  111 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 NL  75 (8th)
1966 NL  69 (7th)
1967 NL  65 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1970 NL  135 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1970 NL  275 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1967 NL  7 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1965 NL  19 (1st)
1966 NL  12 (6th)
1967 NL  10 (7th)
1968 NL  12 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1970 NL  8 (3rd)
1971 NL  8 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1970 NL  18 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1970 NL  50.90 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1970 NL  5.2 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1970 NL  5.0 (6th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1603), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (106th), 22.9 career WAR/20.8 7yr-peak WAR/21.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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