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Billy Pierce

Walter William Pierce

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: April 2, 1927 in Detroit, MI
High School: Highland Park HS (Highland Park, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1945 (Age 18.060)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Giants/Tigers 1945-1964

Final Game: October 3, 1964 (Age 37.184)
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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
1945 18 DET AL 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 /1
1948 21 DET AL 22 17 17 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .294 .529 .824 114 9 0 0 0 1
1949 22 CHW AL 39 62 51 7 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 15 .176 .250 .176 .426 16 9 2 0 6 1
1950 23 CHW AL 40 88 77 10 20 3 0 0 6 0 0 6 13 .260 .321 .299 .620 62 23 1 1 4 1
1951 24 CHW AL 39 93 79 10 16 1 0 0 3 0 1 9 17 .203 .284 .215 .499 37 17 2 0 5 1
1952 25 CHW AL 35 102 91 11 17 1 0 0 3 0 1 6 20 .187 .237 .198 .435 21 18 3 0 5 1 MVP-29
1953 ★ 26 CHW AL 42 102 87 4 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 16 .126 .174 .126 .300 -19 11 3 1 10 1/3 AS,MVP-10
1954 27 CHW AL 38 68 57 4 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 12 .193 .242 .193 .435 19 11 0 0 6 1 1
1955 ★ 28 CHW AL 34 81 70 5 12 2 0 0 7 1 0 3 10 .171 .205 .200 .405 9 14 0 0 8 0 0 1 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 29 CHW AL 39 113 102 6 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 22 .157 .189 .157 .346 -8 16 3 1 7 0 0 1 AS,MVP-5
1957 ★ 30 CHW AL 41 104 99 7 17 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 25 .172 .188 .182 .370 1 18 3 0 3 0 0 1 AS,MVP-11
1958 ★ 31 CHW AL 35 94 83 10 17 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 13 .205 .250 .241 .491 37 20 0 1 6 0 0 1 AS
1959 ★ 32 CHW AL 34 81 68 3 13 1 2 0 7 0 0 7 13 .191 .267 .265 .531 48 18 1 0 6 0 0 1 AS
1960 33 CHW AL 33 76 67 4 12 1 0 0 7 0 0 6 14 .179 .247 .194 .441 21 13 2 0 3 0 0 1
1961 ★ 34 CHW AL 39 63 56 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 11 .143 .158 .143 .301 -18 8 2 0 6 0 0 1 AS
1962 35 SFG NL 30 66 56 3 12 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 12 .214 .254 .214 .469 28 12 1 0 7 0 0 1 CYA-3
1963 36 SFG NL 38 34 31 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .129 .182 .129 .311 -8 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 37 SFG NL 34 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 87 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Yrs 617 1255 1102 94 203 13 4 0 69 1 2 65 232 .184 .232 .203 .435 19 224 24 4 83 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 330 289 25 53 3 1 0 18 0 1 17 61 .184 .232 .203 .435 19 59 6 1 22
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
CHW (13 yrs) 488 1127 987 84 179 13 2 0 60 1 2 60 201 .181 .231 .199 .430 17 196 22 4 75 1 0
SFG (3 yrs) 102 109 96 5 19 0 0 0 7 0 0 5 26 .198 .238 .198 .436 22 19 1 0 8 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 27 19 19 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 .263 .263 .474 .737 93 9 1 0 0
AL (15 yrs) 515 1146 1006 89 184 13 4 0 62 1 2 60 206 .183 .232 .204 .435 18 205 23 4 75 1 0
NL (3 yrs) 102 109 96 5 19 0 0 0 7 0 0 5 26 .198 .238 .198 .436 22 19 1 0 8 0 0

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
1945 18 DET AL 5 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1948 21 DET AL 22 17 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1949 22 CHW AL 39 62 -7 0 -0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1950 23 CHW AL 40 88 -5 0 0 0 10 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .514 .503 0.6 0.0 6 1
1951 24 CHW AL 39 93 -7 -0 -0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1952 25 CHW AL 35 102 -10 -1 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 MVP-29
1953 ★ 26 CHW AL 42 102 -16 -0 -0 0 11 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1/3 AS,MVP-10
1954 27 CHW AL 38 68 -7 -1 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1955 ★ 28 CHW AL 34 81 -10 -0 2 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 AS,MVP-18
1956 ★ 29 CHW AL 39 113 -18 -1 -0 0 12 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.7 0.0 -6 1 AS,MVP-5
1957 ★ 30 CHW AL 41 104 -14 -1 -0 0 11 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1 AS,MVP-11
1958 ★ 31 CHW AL 35 94 -7 -0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1 AS
1959 ★ 32 CHW AL 34 81 -4 -0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1 AS
1960 33 CHW AL 32 76 -8 -1 -0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1961 ★ 34 CHW AL 39 63 -10 -0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1 AS
1962 35 SFG NL 30 66 -6 -0 1 0 8 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 CYA-3
1963 36 SFG NL 38 34 -4 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1964 37 SFG NL 34 9 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
18 Seasons 616 1255 -132 -5 3 0 138 4 0.2 0 4 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.0 4
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHW (13 yrs) 487 1127 -122 -5 2 0 123 -2 -0.4 0 -2 -0.4 .499 .500 -0.4 -0.1 -2
SFG (3 yrs) 102 109 -10 0 1 0 13 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .504 .501 0.5 0.1 4
DET (2 yrs) 27 19 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1

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
1945 18 DET AL 2 3 0 0.0 94 .000 .000 .270 .000 .343 .000 .366 .000 .710 -100 .000 -0.5 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1948 21 DET AL 17 12 3 6.7 108 .385 .294 .277 .294 .362 .529 .400 .824 .762 114 .662 -0.1 -0.0 .750 .235 .235
1949 22 CHW AL 62 50 2 1.1 103 .250 .176 .266 .250 .357 .176 .386 .426 .743 16 .064 -6.2 -0.6 .318 .098 .000
1950 23 CHW AL 88 62 7 3.0 111 .313 .260 .275 .321 .361 .299 .412 .620 .773 62 .284 -4.3 -0.4 .517 .117 .039
1951 24 CHW AL 93 71 5 1.9 100 .258 .203 .265 .284 .346 .215 .389 .499 .735 37 .169 -6.8 -0.7 .379 .114 .013
1952 25 CHW AL 102 83 4 1.3 97 .239 .187 .261 .237 .341 .198 .381 .435 .723 21 .107 -9.9 -1.0 .295 .066 .011
1953 26 CHW AL 102 89 2 0.6 105 .155 .126 .273 .174 .350 .126 .402 .300 .752 -19 .025 -15.1 -1.5 .203 .046 .000
1954 27 CHW AL 68 53 3 1.5 102 .239 .193 .270 .242 .346 .193 .395 .435 .741 19 .132 -6.6 -0.7 .326 .070 .000
1955 28 CHW AL 81 66 4 1.6 104 .200 .171 .269 .205 .349 .200 .400 .405 .749 9 .130 -9.4 -0.9 .310 .086 .029 .0
1956 29 CHW AL 113 96 3 0.8 107 .200 .157 .268 .189 .351 .157 .410 .346 .761 -8 .039 -16.5 -1.6 .225 .029 .000
1957 30 CHW AL 104 88 3 0.9 100 .230 .172 .264 .188 .337 .182 .399 .370 .736 1 .054 -13.9 -1.4 .235 .030 .010
1958 31 CHW AL 94 72 6 2.2 97 .243 .205 .260 .250 .329 .241 .396 .491 .725 37 .232 -7.2 -0.7 .379 .084 .036
1959 32 CHW AL 81 62 5 2.2 98 .236 .191 .259 .267 .330 .265 .396 .531 .726 48 .214 -5.2 -0.5 .446 .176 .074
1960 33 CHW AL 76 60 3 1.4 101 .226 .179 .264 .247 .337 .194 .403 .441 .740 21 .100 -7.5 -0.8 .333 .104 .015
1961 34 CHW AL 63 56 1 0.5 102 .178 .143 .262 .158 .336 .143 .407 .301 .743 -18 .015 -9.5 -0.9 .180 .018 .000
1962 35 SFG NL 66 52 3 1.5 102 .273 .214 .269 .254 .336 .214 .408 .469 .744 28 .121 -5.8 -0.6 .333 .054 .000
1963 36 SFG NL 34 28 1 1.0 89 .200 .129 .253 .182 .315 .129 .378 .311 .693 -8 .071 -4.4 -0.5 .222 .065 .000
1964 37 SFG NL 9 6 1 4.5 95 .500 .333 .266 .333 .324 .333 .394 .667 .718 87 .541 -0.2 -0.0 .500 .000 .000
18 Yrs 1255 1009 56 1.5 102 .233 .184 .266 .232 .343 .203 .398 .435 .741 19 .117 -129.0 -13.1 .316 .077 .019 .0
162 Game Avg. 330 265 15 1.5 102 .233 .184 .266 .232 .343 .203 .398 .435 .741 19 .117 -129.0 -13.1 .316 .077 .019
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
CHW (13 yrs) 1127 908 48 1.4 102 .227 .181 .266 .231 .344 .199 .398 .430 .742 17 .108 -118.0 -12.0 .311 .077 .017 .0
SFG (3 yrs) 109 86 5 1.6 97 .271 .198 .263 .238 .328 .198 .397 .436 .725 22 .134 -10.3 -1.1 .308 .052 .000
DET (2 yrs) 19 15 3 5.3 107 .357 .263 .276 .263 .360 .474 .396 .737 .757 93 .574 -0.6 -0.1 .600 .211 .211
AL (15 yrs) 1146 923 51 1.5 102 .230 .183 .266 .232 .344 .204 .398 .435 .742 18 .116 -118.7 -12.0 .316 .080 .021 .0
NL (3 yrs) 109 86 5 1.6 97 .271 .198 .263 .238 .328 .198 .397 .436 .725 22 .134 -10.3 -1.1 .308 .052 .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
1959 32 CHW AL WS LAD L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 35 SFG NL WS NYY L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1953 CHW AL 26 as P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 28 as P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1956 CHW AL 29 as P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 CHW AL 30 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHW AL 31 DNP
1959 CHW AL 32 DNP
1961 CHW AL 34 DNP
7 Yrs (4 GP) 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 1 0 0

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
1945 18 DET AL 2 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 50%
1948 21 DET AL 17 0.0% 23.5% 0.0% 11.8% 40% 4.3 8.5 0.50 76%
1949 22 CHW AL 62 0.0% 24.2% 8.1% 0.0% 0% 3.00 3.4 25.5 15.00 58%
1950 23 CHW AL 88 0.0% 14.8% 6.8% 3.4% 15% 2.17 5.9 12.8 2.10 73%
1951 24 CHW AL 93 0.0% 18.3% 9.7% 1.1% 6% 1.89 4.6 26.3 2.85 67%
1952 25 CHW AL 102 0.0% 19.6% 5.9% 1.0% 6% 3.33 4.6 30.3 4.09 70%
1953 26 CHW AL 102 0.0% 15.7% 3.9% 0.0% 0% 4.00 5.4 21.8 3.29 70%
1954 27 CHW AL 68 0.0% 17.7% 5.9% 0.0% 0% 3.00 4.8 11.4 2.00 68%
1955 28 CHW AL 81 0.0% 12.4% 3.7% 2.5% 17% 3.33 7.0 10.0 1.84 74%
1956 29 CHW AL 113 0.0% 19.5% 2.7% 0.0% 0% 7.33 4.6 34.0 2.32 71%
1957 30 CHW AL 104 0.0% 24.0% 1.9% 1.0% 6% 12.50 4.0 16.5 4.08 71%
1958 31 CHW AL 94 0.0% 13.8% 4.3% 3.2% 18% 3.25 6.4 20.8 2.29 74%
1959 32 CHW AL 81 0.0% 16.1% 8.6% 3.7% 23% 1.86 5.2 9.7 3.00 68%
1960 33 CHW AL 76 0.0% 18.4% 7.9% 1.3% 8% 2.33 4.8 9.6 1.65 70%
1961 34 CHW AL 63 0.0% 17.5% 1.6% 0.0% 0% 11.00 5.1 18.7 2.14 71%
1962 35 SFG NL 66 0.0% 18.2% 4.6% 0.0% 0% 4.00 4.7 11.2 4.57 67%
1963 36 SFG NL 34 0.0% 32.4% 5.9% 0.0% 0% 5.50 2.8 4.33 59%
1964 37 SFG NL 9 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.0 4.5 2.00 67%
18 Yrs 1255 0.0% 18.5% 5.2% 1.4% 8% 3.57 4.8 16.0 2.68 69%
MLB Averages 2.1% 11.8% 9.1% 6.4% 28% 1.30 7.5 43.1 8.3 1.01 75%
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1945 18 DET AL -0.5 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 21 DET AL -0.1 -0.0 10 0.1 0.2 -0.1 .78 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.90 0.1 0
1949 22 CHW AL -6.2 -0.6 29 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 .94 -0.3 -0.0 -3.3 -0.3 0.87 -3.7 0
1950 23 CHW AL -4.3 -0.4 70 -0.1 1.1 -1.2 1.05 -0.3 0.2 -4.2 -0.4 0.95 -3.2 0
1951 24 CHW AL -6.8 -0.7 92 -0.8 1.0 -1.8 1.03 -0.7 -0.0 -9.2 -0.9 1.00 -8.4 0
1952 25 CHW AL -9.9 -1.0 105 -1.0 1.0 -2.1 1.04 -0.8 -0.2 -9.0 -0.9 1.02 -8.3 0
1953 26 CHW AL -15.1 -1.5 103 -1.4 0.9 -2.3 1.05 -1.5 0.2 -18.0 -1.8 0.97 -17.4 0
1954 27 CHW AL -6.6 -0.7 70 -0.8 0.7 -1.5 .96 -0.6 -0.2 -9.3 -0.9 1.07 -7.2 0
1955 28 CHW AL -9.4 -0.9 82 -0.6 0.7 -1.2 .90 -0.7 0.1 -6.0 -0.6 1.01 -8.3 0
1956 29 CHW AL -16.5 -1.6 113 -1.9 0.5 -2.4 .92 -1.6 -0.5 -19.5 -1.9 0.96 -18.5 0
1957 30 CHW AL -13.9 -1.4 105 -1.2 1.1 -2.3 1.05 -1.2 0.1 -13.7 -1.4 1.02 -13.0 0
1958 31 CHW AL -7.2 -0.7 94 -0.5 1.2 -1.7 .99 -0.7 0.2 -6.5 -0.7 0.96 -7.0 0
1959 32 CHW AL -5.2 -0.5 83 -0.4 1.0 -1.4 1.09 -0.4 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 0.95 -3.7 0
1960 33 CHW AL -7.5 -0.8 76 -0.4 0.7 -1.2 .80 -0.8 0.2 -6.5 -0.7 1.02 -7.4 0
1961 34 CHW AL -9.5 -0.9 64 -1.0 0.3 -1.3 .89 -1.0 -0.2 -9.8 -1.0 1.00 -10.6 0
1962 35 SFG NL -5.8 -0.6 68 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 .68 -0.5 0.3 -5.8 -0.6 1.05 -6.0 0
1963 36 SFG NL -4.4 -0.5 36 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 1.06 -0.3 0.0 -3.7 -0.4 1.04 -3.7 0
1964 37 SFG NL -0.2 -0.0 9 -0.0 0.1 -0.1 .41 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.1 1.03 -0.0 0
18 Yrs -129.0 -13.1 1209 -11.0 11.5 -22.5 .96 -11.4 -0.0 -126.2 -12.8 0.99 -126.2 0
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

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
1948 21 DET AL 0 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1949 22 CHW AL 1 0 33% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40% 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1950 23 CHW AL 3 0 29% 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46% 7 5 2 1 0 1 3 1 2
1951 24 CHW AL 1 0 37% 36 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47% 11 7 4 2 1 1 4 1 3
1952 25 CHW AL 6 0 44% 44 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40% 6 5 1 0 0 0 4 1 3
1953 26 CHW AL 1 0 22% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 3 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 1
1954 27 CHW AL 0 0 24% 29 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14% 4 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 0
1955 28 CHW AL 1 0 31% 26 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42% 8 5 3 0 0 0 4 2 2
1956 29 CHW AL 0 0 25% 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 25% 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 1
1957 30 CHW AL 0 0 30% 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 10% 7 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 0
1958 31 CHW AL 1 0 46% 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 25% 11 9 2 1 1 0 4 2 2
1959 32 CHW AL 2 0 15% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17% 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
1960 33 CHW AL 0 0 22% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22% 5 5 0 1 1 0 3 1 2
1961 34 CHW AL 1 0 33% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
1962 35 SFG NL 1 0 20% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 50% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
1963 36 SFG NL 1 0 33% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
1964 37 SFG NL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Yrs 19 0 31% 416 1 2 33% 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 1 4 12 33% 77 60 16 10 5 4 41 18 22
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

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
1948 21 DET AL 9 56% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 5 1 20% 0 0 0 0 8
1949 22 CHW AL 29 69% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 300% 5 2 40% 6 1 17% 16 2 13% 0 0 0 0 33
1950 23 CHW AL 69 83% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 133% 14 1 7% 11 0 0% 48 4 8% 3 2 67% 0 0 19
1951 24 CHW AL 91 69% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 125% 16 2 13% 16 3 19% 65 4 6% 3 0 0% 3 0 0% 2
1952 25 CHW AL 102 81% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 19 3 16% 21 5 24% 70 6 9% 6 4 67% 4 1 25% 0
1953 26 CHW AL 102 70% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 10 91% 25 3 12% 26 7 27% 69 4 6% 5 2 40% 3 0 0% 0
1954 27 CHW AL 68 76% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 86% 16 0 0% 15 3 20% 57 5 9% 6 3 50% 6 3 50% 0
1955 28 CHW AL 81 73% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 100% 27 0 0% 22 6 27% 63 7 11% 6 2 33% 2 1 50% 0
1956 29 CHW AL 113 61% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 78% 20 3 15% 22 4 18% 69 4 6% 4 1 25% 1 0 0% 0
1957 30 CHW AL 104 66% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 38% 17 3 18% 17 2 12% 79 6 8% 7 3 43% 4 1 25% 0
1958 31 CHW AL 94 69% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 14 0 0% 15 4 27% 62 6 10% 6 1 17% 6 4 67% 0
1959 32 CHW AL 81 67% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 75% 15 1 7% 16 8 50% 54 8 15% 4 2 50% 3 2 67% 0
1960 33 CHW AL 76 83% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 13 2 15% 16 4 25% 56 7 13% 8 2 25% 2 2 100% 0
1961 34 CHW AL 63 71% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 100% 17 2 12% 16 5 31% 41 4 10% 4 2 50% 4 1 25% 0
1962 35 SFG NL 66 61% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 88% 18 1 6% 21 7 33% 54 5 9% 4 2 50% 5 2 40% 0
1963 36 SFG NL 34 74% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 4 0 0% 5 1 20% 22 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1964 37 SFG NL 9 89% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 8 2 25% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
18 Yrs 1191 71% 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 96 83 86% 242 24 10% 248 60 24% 838 75 9% 67 26 39% 43 17 40% 64
MLB Averages 50% 89% 12% 32% 14% 50% 54%
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

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
1945 18 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0
1946 19 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0
1947 20 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0
1948 21 27 19 19 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 .263 .263 .474 .737 93 9 1 0 0
1949 22 66 81 70 12 14 0 2 0 4 0 0 5 20 .200 .253 .257 .510 37 18 3 0 6
1950 23 106 169 147 22 34 3 2 0 10 0 0 11 33 .231 .289 .279 .568 50 41 4 1 10
1951 24 145 262 226 32 50 4 2 0 13 0 1 20 50 .221 .287 .257 .544 46 58 6 1 15
1952 25 180 364 317 43 67 5 2 0 16 0 2 26 70 .211 .273 .240 .513 39 76 9 1 20
1953 26 222 466 404 47 78 5 2 0 20 0 2 30 86 .193 .252 .215 .468 27 87 12 2 30
1954 27 260 534 461 51 89 5 2 0 25 0 2 34 98 .193 .251 .213 .464 26 98 12 2 36 1
1955 28 294 615 531 56 101 7 2 0 32 1 2 37 108 .190 .245 .211 .456 23 112 12 2 44 1 0
1956 29 333 728 633 62 117 7 2 0 35 1 2 40 130 .185 .236 .202 .439 18 128 15 3 51 1 0
1957 30 374 832 732 69 134 8 2 0 41 1 2 42 155 .183 .230 .199 .430 16 146 18 3 54 1 0
1958 31 409 926 815 79 151 11 2 0 45 1 2 46 168 .185 .232 .204 .436 18 166 18 4 60 1 0
1959 32 443 1007 883 82 164 12 4 0 52 1 2 53 181 .186 .235 .208 .443 20 184 19 4 66 1 0
1960 33 476 1083 950 86 176 13 4 0 59 1 2 59 195 .185 .236 .207 .443 21 197 21 4 69 1 0
1961 34 515 1146 1006 89 184 13 4 0 62 1 2 60 206 .183 .232 .204 .435 18 205 23 4 75 1 0
1962 35 545 1212 1062 92 196 13 4 0 67 1 2 63 218 .185 .233 .204 .437 19 217 24 4 82 1 0
1963 36 583 1246 1093 94 200 13 4 0 67 1 2 65 229 .183 .231 .202 .433 18 221 24 4 83 1 0
1964 37 617 1255 1102 94 203 13 4 0 69 1 2 65 232 .184 .232 .203 .435 19 224 24 4 83 1 0

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
1945 18 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 5
1948 21 23 17 17 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 .235 .235 .471 .706 2 22
1949 22 41 64 53 7 9 0 0 0 2 0 5 16 .170 .241 .170 .411 2 39
1950 23 42 92 81 10 21 3 0 0 6 0 6 14 .259 .318 .296 .614 7 40
1951 24 41 98 83 11 17 1 0 0 3 0 10 18 .205 .290 .217 .507 5 39
1952 25 37 105 94 11 17 1 0 0 3 0 6 21 .181 .230 .191 .421 4 35
1953 26 44 106 91 5 12 0 0 0 5 0 4 17 .132 .177 .132 .309 2 42
1954 27 40 71 60 5 12 0 0 0 6 0 4 13 .200 .246 .200 .446 3 38
1955 28 36 85 74 5 13 2 0 0 8 1 3 10 .176 .208 .203 .410 3 34
1956 29 41 118 107 6 17 0 0 0 3 0 3 23 .159 .189 .159 .348 3 39
1957 30 43 111 106 9 20 1 0 0 7 0 2 26 .189 .204 .198 .402 4 41
1958 31 37 98 87 11 18 3 0 0 4 0 4 14 .207 .250 .241 .491 5 35
1959 32 36 85 71 3 14 1 2 0 8 0 8 14 .197 .278 .268 .546 5 34
1960 33 35 79 70 4 12 1 0 0 7 0 6 15 .171 .237 .186 .423 3 33
1961 34 39 62 55 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 11 .127 .143 .127 .270 1 39
1962 35 30 66 56 3 12 0 0 0 5 0 3 12 .214 .254 .214 .469 3 30
1963 36 38 35 32 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .156 .206 .156 .362 1 38
1964 37 34 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 34
18 Yrs 642 1303 1148 99 213 13 4 0 73 1 67 243 .186 .233 .204 .437 54 617
162 Game Avg. 162 329 290 25 54 3 1 0 18 0 17 61 .186 .233 .204 .437 14 617
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1970 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1972 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 AL (29, 1%)
1953 AL (10, 16%)
1955 AL (18, 2%)
1956 AL (5, 22%)
1957 AL (11, 10%)
0.51 Career Shares (447th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1962 ML (3, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (233rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1952 AL  7.2 (2nd)
1953 AL  5.7 (4th)
1955 AL  6.9 (4th)
1958 AL  5.1 (8th)
Career  53.3 (247th)

Oldest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1927-04-02 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1945 AL  born 1927-04-02 (2nd)

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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