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Rico Petrocelli    \pet-ro-SELL-ee\

Americo Peter Petrocelli

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 27, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Sheepshead Bay HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1963 (Age 20.086)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1963-1976

Final Game: September 14, 1976 (Age 33.079)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 11, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #357. Eric Chavez… #358. David Ortiz… #359. Ed Konetchy… #360. RICO PETROCELLI… #361. Jim Gilliam… #362. Bobby Bonilla… #363. Ray Lankford… 

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
1963 20 BOS AL 1 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 102 2 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1965 22 BOS AL 103 363 323 38 75 15 2 13 33 0 2 36 71 .232 .309 .412 .721 99 133 6 1 1 2 4 6
1966 23 BOS AL 139 573 522 58 124 20 1 18 59 1 1 41 99 .238 .295 .383 .678 85 200 8 3 2 4 2 *6/5
1967 ★ 24 BOS AL 142 556 491 53 127 24 2 17 66 2 4 49 93 .259 .330 .420 .750 113 206 4 5 8 3 9 *6 AS,MVP-17
1968 25 BOS AL 123 451 406 41 95 17 2 12 46 0 1 31 73 .234 .292 .374 .667 96 152 7 4 6 4 2 *6/3
1969 ★ 26 BOS AL 154 643 535 92 159 32 2 40 97 3 5 98 68 .297 .403 .589 .992 168 315 12 1 3 6 13 *6/5 AS,MVP-7
1970 27 BOS AL 157 664 583 82 152 31 3 29 103 1 1 67 82 .261 .334 .473 .807 114 276 16 2 2 10 6 *65
1971 28 BOS AL 158 661 553 82 139 24 4 28 89 2 0 91 108 .251 .354 .461 .815 123 255 20 2 6 9 5 *5
1972 29 BOS AL 147 607 521 62 125 15 2 15 75 0 1 78 91 .240 .339 .363 .702 104 189 8 2 2 4 9 *5 MVP-18
1973 30 BOS AL 100 407 356 44 87 13 1 13 45 0 0 47 64 .244 .333 .396 .729 100 141 10 1 1 2 3 5
1974 31 BOS AL 129 509 454 53 121 23 1 15 76 1 0 48 74 .267 .336 .421 .757 110 191 11 2 0 5 4 *5/D
1975 32 BOS AL 115 454 402 31 96 15 1 7 59 0 2 41 66 .239 .310 .333 .644 76 134 16 3 3 5 1 *5/D
1976 33 BOS AL 85 279 240 17 51 7 1 3 24 0 5 34 36 .213 .307 .288 .594 67 69 9 0 2 3 3 5/4D36
13 Yrs 1553 6171 5390 653 1352 237 22 210 773 10 22 661 926 .251 .332 .420 .752 108 2263 127 26 36 57 61
162 Game Avg. 162 644 562 68 141 25 2 22 81 1 2 69 97 .251 .332 .420 .752 108 236 13 3 4 6 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
1963 20 BOS AL 1 4 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .449 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 /6
1965 22 BOS AL 103 363 -3 -0 -0 7 5 8 0.9 11 20 2.0 .509 .506 1.3 1.4 13 6
1966 23 BOS AL 139 573 -10 -1 -0 12 8 10 0.8 19 28 2.8 .508 .507 1.6 2.2 16 *6/5
1967 ★ 24 BOS AL 142 556 7 -3 0 8 8 21 2.2 18 39 4.1 .517 .515 3.4 1.8 31 *6 AS,MVP-17
1968 25 BOS AL 123 451 -2 -0 -0 15 7 19 2.2 15 34 3.8 .520 .515 2.1 2.6 20 *6/3
1969 ★ 26 BOS AL 154 643 49 -1 0 16 9 73 7.8 22 95 10.0 .552 .549 8.4 2.7 79 *6/5 AS,MVP-7
1970 27 BOS AL 157 664 12 -0 -1 3 9 24 2.4 23 46 4.8 .516 .516 4.5 1.3 43 *65
1971 28 BOS AL 158 661 19 1 -3 3 3 24 2.6 23 46 4.9 .517 .517 4.7 0.7 43 $60,000 *5
1972 29 BOS AL 147 607 4 -1 -1 -2 3 4 0.3 22 26 2.7 .503 .503 3.0 0.1 27 *5 MVP-18
1973 30 BOS AL 100 407 -1 -2 -1 10 2 9 1.1 15 24 2.5 .510 .506 1.4 1.4 14 5
1974 31 BOS AL 129 509 4 -2 -0 -0 2 3 0.4 18 21 2.2 .502 .502 2.2 0.2 21 *5/D
1975 32 BOS AL 115 454 -14 -1 -3 -3 3 -18 -1.8 16 -2 -0.3 .483 .488 0.1 -0.0 2 $90,000 *5/D
1976 33 BOS AL 85 279 -10 -2 -1 -1 2 -13 -1.5 10 -3 -0.5 .482 .491 -0.3 0.1 -2 5/4D36
13 Seasons 1553 6171 55 -11 -10 67 61 162 17.5 211 374 39.1 .512 .511 32.5 14.2 307 $150,000

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
1967 24 BOS AL WS STL L 7 24 20 3 4 1 0 2 3 0 1 3 8 .200 .292 .550 .842 11 0 0 0 1 2
1975 32 BOS AL ALCS OAK W 3 12 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .417 .583 5 1 0 0 0 0
1975 32 BOS AL WS CIN L 7 29 26 3 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 6 .308 .379 .346 .725 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 17 65 58 7 14 2 0 3 9 0 1 6 17 .241 .308 .431 .739 25 1 0 0 1 2
1 ALCS 3 12 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .417 .583 5 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 14 53 46 6 12 2 0 2 7 0 1 6 14 .261 .340 .435 .774 20 0 0 0 1 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 Awards
1963 BOS AL 20 SS 1 1 1 9.0 6 3 2 1 0 .833 -0 -67 5.00 5.00 .965 4.80 4.80
1965 BOS AL 22 SS 93 93 76 791.0 448 151 278 19 45 .958 7 10 4.88 4.61 .962 4.74 4.73
1966 BOS AL 23 SS 127 125 113 1089.1 615 206 381 28 69 .954 12 13 4.85 4.62 .960 4.79 4.78
1966 BOS AL 23 3B 5 5 4 49.0 14 5 9 0 3 1.000 1 17 2.57 2.80 .954 3.03 3.04
1967 BOS AL 24 SS 141 137 126 1217.1 644 223 402 19 73 .970 8 8 4.62 4.43 .963 4.62 4.63 AS,MVP-17
1968 BOS AL 25 SS 117 115 100 974.2 541 169 360 12 66 .978 15 18 4.88 4.52 .962 4.79 4.77
1968 BOS AL 25 1B 1 1 1 8.0 10 9 1 0 2 1.000 0 15 11.25 10.00 .989 9.56 9.50
1969 BOS AL 26 SS 153 153 131 1334.2 749 269 466 14 103 .981 16 14 4.96 4.80 .966 4.96 4.96 AS,MVP-7
1969 BOS AL 26 3B 1 1 1 8.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0 0 3.38 3.00 .955 3.15 3.20 AS,MVP-7
1970 BOS AL 27 SS 141 138 128 1212.1 675 262 393 20 77 .970 3 3 4.86 4.65 .967 4.93 4.91
1970 BOS AL 27 3B 18 18 15 151.0 52 14 37 1 3 .981 0 4 3.04 2.83 .949 3.07 3.06
1971 BOS AL 28 3B 156 156 154 1386.0 463 118 334 11 37 .976 3 2 2.94 2.90 .956 3.04 3.03
1972 BOS AL 29 3B 146 146 135 1273.1 437 146 278 13 38 .970 -2 -2 3.00 2.90 .954 2.98 2.96 MVP-18
1973 BOS AL 30 3B 99 99 91 851.1 303 73 224 6 22 .980 10 14 3.14 3.00 .950 3.00 2.98
1974 BOS AL 31 3B 116 115 96 975.1 314 83 219 12 23 .962 -0 -0 2.79 2.60 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 BOS AL 31 DH 9 9
1975 BOS AL 32 3B 113 111 100 975.1 327 85 229 13 13 .960 -3 -4 2.90 2.78 .954 3.16 3.15
1975 BOS AL 32 DH 1 0
1976 BOS AL 33 3B 73 65 54 563.1 183 57 120 6 11 .967 -1 -3 2.83 2.42 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 BOS AL 33 2B 5 5 4 43.0 22 9 13 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 4.60 4.40 .975 5.40 5.42
1976 BOS AL 33 DH 4 4
1976 BOS AL 33 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 12.00 4.00 .992 9.90 9.90
1976 BOS AL 33 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .970 5.40 5.00
8 Seasons SS 774 762 675 6629.1 3679 1283 2283 113 433 .969 60 11 4.84 4.61 .964 4.81 4.80
9 Seasons 3B 727 716 650 6232.2 2097 581 1453 63 150 .970 7 1 2.94 2.80 .954 3.05 3.03
1 Season 2B 5 5 4 43.0 22 9 13 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 4.60 4.40 .975 5.40 5.42
2 Seasons 1B 2 1 1 11.0 14 13 1 0 2 1.000 -0 -22 11.45 7.00 .990 9.65 9.70
13 Seasons TOT 1508 1484 1330 12916.0 5812 1886 3750 176 589 .970 67 6 3.93 3.74 .960 3.97 3.96
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

Hall of Fame
1982 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1967 AL (17, 3%)
1969 AL (7, 21%)
1972 AL (18, 3%)
0.27 Career Shares (653rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 May 19th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1969 AL  10.0 (1st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1969 AL  10.0 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1969 AL  8.4 (2nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1966 AL  2.2 (2nd)
1967 AL  1.8 (6th)
1968 AL  2.6 (3rd)
1969 AL  2.7 (5th)
Career  14.2 (110th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1969 AL  .297 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1969 AL  .403 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1969 AL  .589 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1969 AL  .992 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1971 AL  158 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1971 AL  661 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1971 AL  82 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1969 AL  315 (5th)
1971 AL  255 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1969 AL  32 (4th)
1970 AL  31 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1969 AL  40 (4th)
1970 AL  29 (8th)
1971 AL  28 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1969 AL  97 (9th)
1970 AL  103 (6th)
1971 AL  89 (9th)
1972 AL  75 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 AL  98 (7th)
1971 AL  91 (4th)
1972 AL  78 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 AL  108 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1969 AL  168 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1969 AL  129 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1969 AL  52 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1969 AL  5.3 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1969 AL  74 (2nd)
1970 AL  63 (4th)
1971 AL  56 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1969 AL  258 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1969 AL  .788 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (1st)
1971 AL  9 (4th)
Career  57 (241st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1971 AL  20 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1969 AL  13.4 (4th)
1971 AL  19.8 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1971 AL  449 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1969 AL  38.83 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1969 AL  5.0 (7th)
1971 AL  3.3 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1969 AL  3.8 (9th)

Assistss c a p y
1969 AL  469 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1966 AL  28 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1969 AL  16 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1971 AL  156 (4th)
1972 AL  146 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1972 AL  146 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1972 AL  278 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1971 AL  37 (2nd)
1972 AL  38 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1969 AL  153 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  206 (5th)
1969 AL  269 (3rd)
1970 AL  262 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  381 (4th)
1967 AL  402 (5th)
1969 AL  466 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  28 (3rd)
1970 AL  20 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  69 (5th)
1967 AL  73 (5th)
1969 AL  103 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  10 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1972 AL  3.00 (5th)
1973 AL  3.14 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1972 AL  2.90 (5th)
1973 AL  3.00 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1971 AL  .976 (1st)
1972 AL  .970 (2nd)
1974 AL  .962 (4th)
Career  .970 (6th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (4th)
1966 AL  12 (3rd)
1967 AL  8 (3rd)
1968 AL  15 (2nd)
1969 AL  16 (3rd)
Career  60 (25th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1965 AL  4.88 (4th)
1966 AL  4.85 (4th)
1968 AL  4.88 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1965 AL  4.61 (4th)
1966 AL  4.62 (4th)
1967 AL  4.43 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  .954 (5th)
1967 AL  .970 (3rd)
1968 AL  .978 (1st)
1969 AL  .981 (1st)
Career  .969 (93rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1963 AL  born 1943-06-27 (8th)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 49 (519), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (848), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (729), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (40th), 39.1 career WAR/33.2 7yr-peak WAR/36.1 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1971 28 Boston Red Sox $60,000 ? 3/28/71 HOF clip
1975 32 Boston Red Sox $90,000 ? P. Gammons, Beyond the Sixth Game, p 281
Career to date (may be incomplete)$150,000
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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Name and misspellings: Americo Peter Rico petocelli Petrocelli

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