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Jim Piersall

James Anthony Piersall

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 14, 1929 in Waterbury, CT
High School: Leavenworth HS (Waterbury, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1950 (Age 20.297, 8,316th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Angels/Senators/Mets 1950-1967

Last Game: May 1, 1967 (Age 37.168)
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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
1950 20 BOS AL 6 11 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .286 .545 .286 .831 110 2 0 0 0 /8O
1952 22 BOS AL 56 194 161 28 43 8 0 1 16 3 3 28 26 .267 .379 .335 .714 94 54 2 1 4 6O9/85
1953 23 BOS AL 151 654 585 76 159 21 9 3 52 11 10 41 52 .272 .329 .354 .683 81 207 12 9 19 *O9/87 MVP-9
1954 ★ 24 BOS AL 133 520 474 77 135 24 2 8 38 5 1 36 42 .285 .338 .395 .732 92 187 13 3 5 2 *98 AS
1955 25 BOS AL 149 599 515 68 146 25 5 13 62 6 1 67 52 .283 .364 .427 .792 105 220 16 2 9 6 7 *8
1956 ★ 26 BOS AL 155 682 601 91 176 40 6 14 87 7 7 58 48 .293 .350 .449 .799 101 270 19 1 9 12 2 *8 AS,MVP-14
1957 27 BOS AL 151 686 609 103 159 27 5 19 63 14 6 62 54 .261 .331 .415 .746 98 253 17 4 7 5 1 *8 MVP-22
1958 28 BOS AL 130 469 417 55 99 13 5 8 48 12 2 42 43 .237 .303 .350 .653 75 146 11 0 4 6 2 *8 GG
1959 29 CLE AL 100 354 317 42 78 13 2 4 30 6 3 25 31 .246 .303 .338 .641 79 107 2 2 8 2 1 8/5
1960 30 CLE AL 138 523 486 70 137 12 4 18 66 18 5 24 38 .282 .313 .434 .747 103 211 17 0 8 4 3 *8/79 MVP-28
1961 31 CLE AL 121 536 484 81 156 26 7 6 40 8 2 43 46 .322 .378 .442 .820 122 214 18 2 4 3 1 *8 MVP-13,GG
1962 32 WSA AL 135 515 471 38 115 20 4 4 31 12 7 39 53 .244 .301 .329 .630 70 155 12 0 4 1 3 *8
1963 33 TOT MLB 89 304 270 26 63 6 1 2 19 5 3 21 30 .233 .285 .285 .570 64 77 6 0 9 4 1 8/97
1963 33 TOT AL 49 164 146 13 39 2 0 1 9 4 1 11 16 .267 .314 .301 .616 76 44 3 0 5 2 0 8/97
1963 33 WSA AL 29 104 94 9 23 1 0 1 5 4 0 6 11 .245 .284 .287 .572 61 27 2 0 2 2 0 8
1963 33 NYM NL 40 140 124 13 24 4 1 1 10 1 2 10 14 .194 .250 .266 .516 49 33 3 0 4 2 1 8
1963 33 LAA AL 20 60 52 4 16 1 0 0 4 0 1 5 5 .308 .368 .327 .695 103 17 1 0 3 0 0 8/97
1964 34 LAA AL 87 276 255 28 80 11 0 2 13 5 3 16 32 .314 .353 .380 .733 114 97 5 0 4 1 1 78
1965 35 CAL AL 53 121 112 10 30 5 2 2 12 2 2 5 15 .268 .305 .402 .707 102 45 3 1 3 0 1 78/9
1966 36 CAL AL 75 144 123 14 26 5 0 0 14 1 2 13 19 .211 .283 .252 .535 58 31 8 0 6 2 0 978
1967 37 CAL AL 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /7
17 Yrs 1734 6592 5890 811 1604 256 52 104 591 115 57 524 583 .272 .332 .386 .718 93 2276 161 25 104 48 23
162 Game Avg. 162 616 550 76 150 24 5 10 55 11 5 49 54 .272 .332 .386 .718 93 213 15 2 10
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
BOS (8 yrs) 931 3815 3369 502 919 158 32 66 366 58 30 338 317 .273 .340 .397 .737 93 1339 90 20 57 31 12
CAL (5 yrs) 240 605 545 56 152 22 2 4 43 8 8 39 73 .279 .327 .349 .675 97 190 17 1 17 3 2
CLE (3 yrs) 359 1413 1287 193 371 51 13 28 136 32 10 92 115 .288 .335 .413 .749 104 532 37 4 20 9 5
WSA (2 yrs) 164 619 565 47 138 21 4 5 36 16 7 45 64 .244 .299 .322 .621 69 182 14 0 6 3 3
NYM (1 yr) 40 140 124 13 24 4 1 1 10 1 2 10 14 .194 .250 .266 .516 49 33 3 0 4 2 1
AL (17 yrs) 1694 6452 5766 798 1580 252 51 103 581 114 55 514 569 .274 .334 .389 .723 94 2243 158 25 100 46 22
NL (1 yr) 40 140 124 13 24 4 1 1 10 1 2 10 14 .194 .250 .266 .516 49 33 3 0 4 2 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 20 BOS AL 6 11 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /8O
1952 22 BOS AL 56 194 -0 -1 1 2 1 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.6 0.3 6 6O9/85
1953 23 BOS AL 151 654 -11 1 1 20 -7 4 0.4 20 24 2.5 .503 .503 0.3 1.4 4 *O9/87 MVP-9
1954 ★ 24 BOS AL 133 520 -4 -0 -1 17 -5 8 0.8 16 24 2.5 .506 .505 0.5 1.4 6 *98 AS
1955 25 BOS AL 149 599 2 1 -1 25 -1 26 2.8 18 44 4.6 .518 .517 1.9 2.6 19 *8
1956 ★ 26 BOS AL 155 682 0 -1 -2 31 -1 27 2.8 21 48 4.8 .518 .517 1.5 3.2 17 *8 AS,MVP-14
1957 27 BOS AL 151 686 -1 4 -3 9 -1 9 0.8 20 29 2.8 .506 .506 1.9 0.8 20 *8 MVP-22
1958 28 BOS AL 130 469 -15 2 -1 14 -1 -1 -0.2 14 14 1.3 .499 .500 -0.3 1.5 -1 *8 GG
1959 29 CLE AL 100 354 -11 0 1 17 -0 6 0.5 11 17 1.6 .507 .504 -0.1 1.7 0 8/5
1960 30 CLE AL 138 523 1 3 -2 17 -1 18 1.7 16 34 3.3 .514 .512 1.6 1.5 17 *8/79 MVP-28
1961 31 CLE AL 121 536 18 2 -2 17 -1 34 3.2 16 50 4.8 .529 .521 3.3 1.5 33 *8 MVP-13,GG
1962 32 WSA AL 135 515 -20 -1 -2 1 -1 -23 -2.6 16 -7 -1.0 .482 .485 -0.9 -0.1 -8 $45,000 *8
1963 33 WSA AL 29 104 -5 1 -0 1 -0 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 8
1963 33 NYM NL 40 140 -7 -0 -0 -5 -0 -14 -1.6 5 -8 -1.0 .460 .490 -0.4 -0.6 -3 8
1963 33 LAA AL 20 60 1 -1 -0 -2 -0 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .482 .498 0.1 -0.3 1 8/97
1964 34 LAA AL 87 276 8 -2 -0 9 -3 12 1.2 8 20 2.0 .515 .508 1.1 0.6 11 $37,500 78
1965 35 CAL AL 53 121 1 -0 -0 3 -2 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .505 .502 0.3 0.2 3 78/9
1966 36 CAL AL 75 144 -6 0 -1 -1 -3 -11 -1.3 5 -6 -0.9 .483 .492 -0.7 -0.5 -5 978
1967 37 CAL AL 5 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /7
17 Seasons 1734 6592 -51 8 -14 174 -24 93 8.2 202 295 28.5 .505 .505 10.6 15.3 120 $82,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BOS (8 yrs) 931 3815 -29 6 -6 119 -14 76 7.7 116 191 19.4 .509 .508 6.6 11.2 73
CAL (5 yrs) 240 605 3 -3 -2 9 -7 -1 -0.4 19 18 1.5 .500 .501 0.7 -0.0 9 $37,500
CLE (3 yrs) 359 1413 8 5 -3 50 -2 58 5.5 43 101 9.7 .517 .513 4.9 4.8 51
WSA (2 yrs) 164 619 -25 0 -2 2 -1 -26 -3.1 19 -7 -1.2 .483 .487 -1.1 -0.1 -9 $45,000
NYM (1 yr) 40 140 -7 -0 -0 -5 -0 -14 -1.6 5 -8 -1.0 .460 .490 -0.4 -0.6 -3

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
1950 20 BOS AL 11 5 1 5.3 122 .286 .286 .290 .545 .379 .286 .435 .831 .814 110 .530 0.6 0.1 1.200 .571 .000
1952 22 BOS AL 194 127 20 4.2 102 .313 .267 .268 .379 .349 .335 .391 .714 .740 94 .511 0.2 0.0 .675 .242 .068 1.5
1953 23 BOS AL 654 467 65 3.7 106 .294 .272 .274 .329 .351 .354 .404 .683 .755 81 .420 -16.8 -1.7 .576 .154 .082 4.7
1954 24 BOS AL 520 360 63 4.7 108 .298 .285 .278 .338 .355 .395 .406 .732 .762 92 .544 -6.1 -0.6 .652 .194 .110 6.2
1955 25 BOS AL 599 401 82 5.5 110 .292 .283 .277 .364 .358 .427 .412 .792 .770 105 .580 4.4 0.4 .762 .283 .144 8.2
1956 26 BOS AL 682 472 92 5.2 116 .294 .293 .281 .350 .365 .449 .429 .799 .794 101 .537 0.1 0.0 .729 .253 .156 9.3
1957 27 BOS AL 686 485 83 4.6 104 .259 .261 .270 .331 .343 .415 .408 .746 .751 98 .524 -2.4 -0.2 .691 .269 .154 16.1
1958 28 BOS AL 469 341 46 3.6 103 .245 .237 .268 .303 .338 .350 .408 .653 .746 75 .420 -14.8 -1.5 .598 .237 .113 9.6
1959 29 CLE AL 354 254 34 3.6 96 .261 .246 .257 .303 .328 .338 .393 .641 .720 79 .409 -9.3 -0.9 .561 .180 .091 4.8
1960 30 CLE AL 523 383 62 4.4 99 .274 .282 .260 .313 .333 .434 .398 .747 .731 103 .487 -0.7 -0.1 .668 .228 .152 18.0
1961 31 CLE AL 536 355 79 5.9 101 .345 .322 .260 .378 .335 .442 .405 .820 .740 122 .610 15.5 1.5 .761 .221 .120 6.9
1962 32 WSA AL 515 380 45 3.2 103 .267 .244 .263 .301 .335 .329 .410 .630 .745 70 .342 -20.4 -2.0 .531 .178 .085 6.0
1963 33 TOT MLB 304 229 22 2.6 91 .252 .233 .253 .285 .317 .285 .386 .570 .703 64 .305 -12.6 -1.4 .463 .137 .052 2.9
1963 33 TOT AL 164 118 14 3.2 93 .290 .267 .253 .314 .319 .301 .390 .616 .709 76 .378 -4.5 -0.5 .523 .130 .034 1.6
1963 33 WSA AL 104 77 8 2.8 95 .262 .245 .255 .284 .322 .287 .394 .572 .716 61 .324 -4.9 -0.5 .507 .149 .043 1.6
1963 33 NYM NL 140 111 8 1.9 89 .207 .194 .254 .250 .316 .266 .380 .516 .696 49 .217 -8.1 -0.9 .400 .145 .073 1.0
1963 33 LAA AL 60 41 6 4.0 90 .340 .308 .248 .368 .314 .327 .384 .695 .697 103 .472 0.4 0.0 .553 .096 .019
1964 34 LAA AL 276 188 34 4.9 87 .351 .314 .244 .353 .311 .380 .379 .733 .690 114 .563 5.2 0.5 .628 .137 .067 2.9
1965 35 CAL AL 121 90 13 3.9 89 .295 .268 .247 .305 .317 .402 .379 .707 .696 102 .484 -0.2 -0.0 .586 .179 .134 2.0
1966 36 CAL AL 144 115 8 1.9 87 .245 .211 .245 .283 .311 .252 .378 .535 .689 58 .208 -6.1 -0.7 .402 .138 .041 .0
1967 37 CAL AL 4 4 0 0.0 81 .000 .000 .238 .000 .306 .000 .357 .000 .663 -100 .000 -0.7 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
17 Yrs 6592 4656 749 4.3 103 .286 .272 .267 .332 .342 .386 .404 .718 .746 93 .488 -64.1 -6.7 .640 .213 .114 109.2
162 Game Avg. 616 435 70 4.3 103 .286 .272 .267 .332 .342 .386 .404 .718 .746 93 .488 -64.1 -6.7 .640 .213 .114 10
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
BOS (8 yrs) 3815 2658 452 4.6 108 .283 .273 .275 .340 .352 .397 .411 .737 .763 93 .510 -34.8 -3.6 .671 .233 .125 61.7
CAL (5 yrs) 605 438 61 3.8 88 .314 .279 .245 .327 .312 .349 .379 .675 .691 97 .458 -1.5 -0.2 .550 .141 .070 5.3
CLE (3 yrs) 1413 992 175 4.7 99 .297 .288 .259 .335 .332 .413 .399 .749 .732 104 .520 5.6 0.5 .675 .214 .125 29.9
WSA (2 yrs) 619 457 53 3.1 101 .267 .244 .262 .299 .333 .322 .407 .621 .740 69 .339 -25.3 -2.6 .527 .173 .078 7.6
NYM (1 yr) 140 111 8 1.9 89 .207 .194 .254 .250 .316 .266 .380 .516 .696 49 .217 -8.1 -0.9 .400 .145 .073 1.0
AL (17 yrs) 6452 4545 741 4.4 103 .287 .274 .267 .334 .342 .389 .405 .723 .747 94 .493 -56.0 -5.8 .646 .214 .115 108.2
NL (1 yr) 140 111 8 1.9 89 .207 .194 .254 .250 .316 .266 .380 .516 .696 49 .217 -8.1 -0.9 .400 .145 .073 1.0

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
1954 BOS AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 BOS AL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
1950 20 BOS AL 11 0.0% 0.0% 36.4% 0.0% 0% 0.00 4.00 64%
1952 22 BOS AL 194 0.5% 13.4% 14.4% 4.6% 21% 0.93 6.2 161.0 10.1 1.14 69%
1953 23 BOS AL 654 0.5% 8.0% 6.3% 5.1% 21% 1.27 11.3 195.0 11.3 1.08 81%
1954 24 BOS AL 520 1.5% 8.1% 6.9% 6.5% 25% 1.17 11.3 59.3 12.5 1.03 82%
1955 25 BOS AL 599 2.2% 8.7% 11.2% 7.2% 30% 0.78 9.9 39.6 8.3 0.82 76%
1956 26 BOS AL 682 2.1% 7.0% 8.5% 8.8% 34% 0.83 12.5 42.9 6.9 0.84 81%
1957 27 BOS AL 686 2.8% 7.9% 9.0% 7.4% 32% 0.87 11.3 32.1 9.7 0.75 79%
1958 28 BOS AL 469 1.7% 9.2% 9.0% 5.5% 26% 1.02 9.7 52.1 8.7 0.88 79%
1959 29 CLE AL 354 1.1% 8.8% 7.1% 5.4% 24% 1.24 10.2 79.3 10.6 0.96 80%
1960 30 CLE AL 523 3.4% 7.3% 4.6% 6.5% 25% 1.58 12.8 27.0 7.4 0.97 83%
1961 31 CLE AL 536 1.1% 8.6% 8.0% 7.3% 25% 1.07 10.5 80.7 12.1 1.09 81%
1962 32 WSA AL 515 0.8% 10.3% 7.6% 5.4% 24% 1.36 8.9 117.8 15.2 1.01 81%
1963 33 TOT MLB 304 0.7% 9.9% 6.9% 3.0% 14% 1.43 9.0 135.0 14.2 1.37 80%
1963 33 TOT AL 164 0.6% 9.8% 6.7% 1.8% 8% 1.45 9.1 146.0 16.2 1.35 80%
1963 33 WSA AL 104 1.0% 10.6% 5.8% 1.9% 9% 1.83 8.5 94.0 18.8 1.44 81%
1963 33 NYM NL 140 0.7% 10.0% 7.1% 4.3% 25% 1.40 8.9 124.0 12.4 1.38 79%
1963 33 LAA AL 60 0.0% 8.3% 8.3% 1.7% 6% 1.00 10.4 13.0 1.19 78%
1964 34 LAA AL 276 0.7% 11.6% 5.8% 4.7% 16% 2.00 8.0 127.5 19.6 1.35 80%
1965 35 CAL AL 121 1.7% 12.4% 4.1% 7.4% 30% 3.00 7.5 56.0 9.3 1.63 79%
1966 36 CAL AL 144 0.0% 13.2% 9.0% 3.5% 19% 1.46 6.5 8.8 1.65 74%
1967 37 CAL AL 4 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5 1.00 25%
17 Yrs 6592 1.6% 8.8% 8.0% 6.3% 26% 1.11 10.1 56.6 10.0 0.99 80%
MLB Averages 2.2% 13.2% 8.8% 6.5% 29% 1.51 6.7 40.2 8.5 1.03 74%
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
1950 20 BOS AL 0.6 0.1 10 0.1 0.2 -0.1 .98 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.96 0.3 0
1952 22 BOS AL 0.2 0.0 204 -0.0 3.3 -3.3 .99 0.2 -0.2 1.1 0.1 0.94 2.5 0.50 1
1953 23 BOS AL -16.8 -1.7 684 1.3 12.8 -11.5 1.04 -0.8 2.0 -11.5 -1.1 0.95 -8.3 0
1954 24 BOS AL -6.1 -0.6 532 -0.3 8.8 -9.1 .99 0.4 -0.7 -1.5 -0.1 0.94 2.7 0.85 6
1955 25 BOS AL 4.4 0.4 614 -0.4 10.1 -10.5 .98 0.8 -1.3 0.5 0.0 0.97 8.1 2.00 4
1956 26 BOS AL 0.1 0.0 696 1.6 14.2 -12.6 1.07 1.1 0.4 -2.6 -0.2 1.00 10.2 0
1957 27 BOS AL -2.4 -0.2 690 -0.0 11.4 -11.4 .99 0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.0 0.93 1.7 0
1958 28 BOS AL -14.8 -1.5 483 -0.7 7.9 -8.6 1.05 -0.8 0.1 -13.5 -1.3 1.00 -9.5 1.82 5
1959 29 CLE AL -9.3 -0.9 367 -0.4 5.9 -6.2 .99 -0.8 0.4 -1.0 -0.1 0.96 -7.5 1.86 6
1960 30 CLE AL -0.7 -0.1 557 0.2 10.6 -10.4 1.09 0.1 0.1 -4.3 -0.4 0.99 -1.0 2.03 8
1961 31 CLE AL 15.5 1.5 557 1.0 9.9 -8.8 .98 1.7 -0.6 15.6 1.5 0.90 19.2 0.71 1
1962 32 WSA AL -20.4 -2.0 541 -2.4 7.6 -10.0 1.01 -1.8 -0.6 -20.0 -2.0 0.91 -20.0 1.85 5
1963 33 TOT MLB -12.6 -1.4 315 -1.3 4.2 -5.5 1.00 -1.3 0.0 -10.9 -1.2 0.92 -10.9 1.00 7
1963 33 TOT AL -4.5 -0.5 171 -0.5 2.8 -3.3 1.08 -0.4 -0.1 -7.0 -0.7 0.94 -4.4 1.39 5
1963 33 WSA AL -4.9 -0.5 110 -0.5 1.5 -2.0 1.04 -0.3 -0.1 -5.4 -0.6 0.95 -3.7 1.32 3
1963 33 NYM NL -8.1 -0.9 144 -0.8 1.4 -2.2 .91 -0.9 0.0 -3.9 -0.4 0.91 -6.4 0.03 2
1963 33 LAA AL 0.4 0.0 61 0.0 1.3 -1.3 1.15 -0.0 0.0 -1.6 -0.2 0.90 -0.7 1.49 2
1964 34 LAA AL 5.2 0.5 287 0.4 4.8 -4.4 1.00 0.5 -0.1 2.8 0.3 0.88 4.2 1.49 15
1965 35 CAL AL -0.2 -0.0 127 0.6 2.5 -1.9 .99 0.3 0.2 2.2 0.2 0.93 2.0 1.73 14
1966 36 CAL AL -6.1 -0.7 152 -0.3 2.7 -3.0 1.15 -0.5 0.2 -1.3 -0.1 1.01 -3.7 1.63 15
1967 37 CAL AL -0.7 -0.1 4 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.60 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 1.15 -0.8 1.60 3
17 Yrs -64.1 -6.7 6820 -0.7 116.8 -117.6 1.02 -0.3 -0.4 -44.9 -4.5 0.95 -10.5 1.59 90
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
1950 20 BOS AL 0 0 44% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
1952 22 BOS AL 3 0 37% 91 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 4 50% 13 8 4 4 2 2 11 3 8
1953 23 BOS AL 14 0 35% 288 11 10 52% 10 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 13 0 10 2 1 10 56% 27 15 11 9 2 6 21 5 15
1954 24 BOS AL 8 0 40% 247 5 1 83% 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 7 0 2 4 1 9 53% 32 19 11 7 3 4 23 4 18
1955 25 BOS AL 6 0 27% 247 6 1 86% 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 1 1 3 1 9 46% 30 21 9 8 5 3 17 4 13
1956 26 BOS AL 12 0 35% 264 7 7 50% 6 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 9 0 2 4 3 15 59% 32 20 11 11 4 7 27 4 23
1957 27 BOS AL 8 0 40% 250 14 6 70% 14 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 2 1 16 55% 32 19 11 10 5 5 25 4 21
1958 28 BOS AL 5 0 35% 171 12 2 86% 9 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 3 10 62% 16 9 7 4 1 2 17 2 14
1959 29 CLE AL 2 0 35% 129 6 3 67% 5 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 3 48% 26 15 11 8 4 4 6 2 4
1960 30 CLE AL 7 0 36% 169 18 5 78% 15 6 3 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 3 1 19 51% 23 15 8 5 3 2 17 4 13
1961 31 CLE AL 10 0 39% 253 8 2 80% 7 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 6 0 2 2 2 27 35% 37 27 9 9 8 1 20 6 13
1962 32 WSA AL 5 0 23% 175 12 7 63% 12 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 4 10 43% 26 14 11 6 2 3 10 6 4
1963 33 TOT MLB 5 0 29% 112 5 3 63% 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 1 1 1 3 6 55% 14 8 6 1 0 0 5 0 5
1963 33 TOT AL 2 0 25% 68 4 1 80% 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 2 3 50% 9 5 4 1 0 0 2 0 2
1963 33 WSA AL 1 0 29% 40 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 50% 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1
1963 33 NYM NL 3 0 35% 44 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 63% 5 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 3
1963 33 LAA AL 1 0 19% 28 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 50% 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
1964 34 LAA AL 7 0 27% 138 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 38% 21 16 5 3 2 1 13 3 8
1965 35 CAL AL 3 0 23% 47 2 2 50% 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 33% 6 6 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
1966 36 CAL AL 2 0 35% 54 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 56% 3 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 5
1967 37 CAL AL 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 0 0 0
17 Yrs 97 0 34% 2641 115 57 67% 98 52 16 13 1 2 21 4 75 2 27 25 21 153 50% 338 214 114 88 42 42 221 47 168
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
1950 20 BOS AL 10 70% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 0 0 6 0 0% 0 0 0 0 1
1952 22 BOS AL 193 16% 43 1 1 0 0 0.50 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 4 33 2 6% 14 6 43% 108 16 15% 7 5 71% 8 2 25% 1
1953 23 BOS AL 654 19% 159 0 0 0 0 3 0 16 2 1 1 2 0 19 114 12 11% 67 29 43% 399 55 14% 33 18 55% 26 14 54% 0
1954 24 BOS AL 520 22% 135 6 0 0 0 0.85 8 0 8 5 3 5 3 0 10 5 50% 105 13 12% 53 12 23% 267 30 11% 13 7 54% 14 8 57% 0
1955 25 BOS AL 599 25% 146 4 2 0 0 2.00 13 0 15 6 7 10 3 0 11 9 82% 143 16 11% 60 22 37% 406 50 12% 27 15 56% 23 12 52% 0
1956 26 BOS AL 670 28% 176 0 0 0 0 14 0 29 10 4 7 7 1 10 9 90% 154 19 12% 71 29 41% 472 73 15% 49 29 59% 29 17 59% 12
1957 27 BOS AL 659 19% 159 0 0 0 0 19 0 11 12 6 9 10 0 8 7 88% 99 17 17% 49 18 37% 326 43 13% 29 14 48% 11 6 55% 27
1958 28 BOS AL 460 17% 99 5 1 0 0 1.82 8 0 19 7 1 6 2 0 5 4 80% 83 11 13% 42 15 36% 302 41 14% 25 13 52% 16 8 50% 9
1959 29 CLE AL 354 19% 78 6 1 0 1 1.86 4 0 6 2 2 1 3 0 8 8 100% 59 2 3% 21 8 38% 190 26 14% 8 4 50% 11 9 82% 0
1960 30 CLE AL 523 21% 137 8 1 0 2 2.03 18 0 13 11 7 7 11 0 9 8 89% 100 17 17% 51 17 33% 331 48 15% 26 11 42% 18 10 56% 0
1961 31 CLE AL 536 24% 156 1 1 0 0 0.71 6 0 6 6 0 4 2 0 12 4 33% 112 18 16% 57 17 30% 291 38 13% 19 10 53% 23 9 39% 0
1962 32 WSA AL 515 23% 115 5 1 0 1 1.85 4 0 10 2 2 2 2 0 10 4 40% 76 12 16% 39 5 13% 251 28 11% 20 9 45% 8 2 25% 0
1963 33 TOT MLB 304 34% 63 7 2 0 0 1.00 2 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 10 9 90% 43 6 14% 23 13 57% 141 19 13% 16 10 63% 7 5 71% 0
1963 33 TOT AL 164 34% 39 5 1 0 0 1.39 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 5 100% 23 3 13% 14 9 64% 82 9 11% 10 5 50% 7 5 71% 0
1963 33 WSA AL 104 26% 23 3 0 0 0 1.32 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 13 2 15% 7 4 57% 51 5 10% 5 3 60% 2 1 50% 0
1963 33 NYM NL 140 34% 24 2 1 0 0 0.03 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 4 80% 20 3 15% 9 4 44% 59 10 17% 6 5 83% 0 0 0
1963 33 LAA AL 60 48% 16 2 1 0 0 1.49 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 10 1 10% 7 5 71% 31 4 13% 5 2 40% 5 4 80% 0
1964 34 LAA AL 276 54% 80 15 3 0 0 1.49 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 4 80% 35 5 14% 16 7 44% 103 12 12% 4 3 75% 3 3 100% 0
1965 35 CAL AL 121 62% 30 14 3 0 2 1.73 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 3 60% 20 3 15% 9 3 33% 66 10 15% 4 2 50% 5 3 60% 0
1966 36 CAL AL 144 72% 26 15 4 0 0 1.63 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 100% 29 8 28% 13 6 46% 90 14 16% 8 5 63% 4 4 100% 0
1967 37 CAL AL 4 75% 0 3 0 0 0 1.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 1 1 100% 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
17 Yrs 6542 26% 1604 90 20 0 6 1.59 104 0 149 68 35 56 48 1 110 104 95% 1209 161 13% 586 208 35% 3752 503 13% 288 155 54% 206 112 54% 50
MLB Averages 51% 99% 11% 31% 14% 49% 53%
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
1950 20 6 11 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .286 .545 .286 .831 110 2 0 0 0
1951 21 6 11 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .286 .545 .286 .831 110 2 0 0 0
1952 22 62 205 168 32 45 8 0 1 16 3 3 32 26 .268 .388 .333 .721 95 56 2 1 4
1953 23 213 859 753 108 204 29 9 4 68 14 13 73 78 .271 .343 .349 .693 85 263 14 10 23
1954 24 346 1379 1227 185 339 53 11 12 106 19 14 109 120 .276 .341 .367 .708 88 450 27 13 28 2
1955 25 495 1978 1742 253 485 78 16 25 168 25 15 176 172 .278 .348 .385 .733 93 670 43 15 37 8 7
1956 26 650 2660 2343 344 661 118 22 39 255 32 22 234 220 .282 .349 .401 .750 95 940 62 16 46 20 9
1957 27 801 3346 2952 447 820 145 27 58 318 46 28 296 274 .278 .345 .404 .749 96 1193 79 20 53 25 10
1958 28 931 3815 3369 502 919 158 32 66 366 58 30 338 317 .273 .340 .397 .737 93 1339 90 20 57 31 12
1959 29 1031 4169 3686 544 997 171 34 70 396 64 33 363 348 .270 .337 .392 .729 92 1446 92 22 65 33 13
1960 30 1169 4692 4172 614 1134 183 38 88 462 82 38 387 386 .272 .334 .397 .731 93 1657 109 22 73 37 16
1961 31 1290 5228 4656 695 1290 209 45 94 502 90 40 430 432 .277 .339 .402 .740 96 1871 127 24 77 40 17
1962 32 1425 5743 5127 733 1405 229 49 98 533 102 47 469 485 .274 .335 .395 .730 94 2026 139 24 81 41 20
1963 33 1514 6047 5397 759 1468 235 50 100 552 107 50 490 515 .272 .333 .390 .722 92 2103 145 24 90 45 21
1964 34 1601 6323 5652 787 1548 246 50 102 565 112 53 506 547 .274 .334 .389 .723 93 2200 150 24 94 46 22
1965 35 1654 6444 5764 797 1578 251 52 104 577 114 55 511 562 .274 .333 .389 .723 93 2245 153 25 97 46 23
1966 36 1729 6588 5887 811 1604 256 52 104 591 115 57 524 581 .272 .332 .387 .719 93 2276 161 25 103 48 23
1967 37 1734 6592 5890 811 1604 256 52 104 591 115 57 524 583 .272 .332 .386 .718 93 2276 161 25 104 48 23

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
1950 20 6 11 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .286 .545 .286 .831 1 6
1952 22 59 202 168 29 45 8 0 1 16 3 29 27 .268 .379 .333 .712 21 56
1953 23 158 677 606 76 161 21 9 3 52 11 42 54 .266 .323 .345 .668 66 151
1954 24 139 538 491 77 137 24 2 8 38 5 37 44 .279 .332 .385 .717 63 133
1955 25 156 613 530 64 144 25 5 13 59 6 66 54 .272 .351 .411 .762 76 149
1956 26 162 688 610 80 166 38 6 13 77 7 55 50 .272 .327 .418 .745 85 155
1957 27 159 720 639 107 166 28 5 20 65 15 65 57 .260 .330 .413 .743 86 151
1958 28 136 490 436 58 104 14 5 8 50 13 44 45 .239 .305 .349 .653 47 130
1959 29 105 373 334 46 84 14 2 4 33 6 27 32 .251 .310 .341 .651 36 100
1960 30 145 552 514 76 147 13 4 19 72 19 26 40 .286 .318 .438 .756 73 138
1961 31 121 536 484 81 156 26 7 6 40 8 43 46 .322 .378 .442 .820 81 121
1962 32 135 515 471 38 115 20 4 4 31 12 39 53 .244 .301 .329 .630 47 135
1963 33 89 311 275 29 68 6 1 2 21 5 23 30 .247 .301 .298 .600 25 89
1964 34 86 287 264 34 90 12 0 2 16 6 18 32 .341 .382 .409 .791 42 87
1965 35 53 125 115 12 33 6 2 2 14 2 6 15 .287 .328 .426 .754 16 53
1966 36 75 148 126 16 28 5 0 0 16 1 14 19 .222 .296 .262 .558 10 75
1967 37 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 5
17 Yrs 1789 6790 6073 827 1646 260 52 105 600 119 538 600 .271 .330 .383 .713 775 1734
162 Game Avg. 162 615 550 75 149 24 5 10 54 11 49 54 .271 .330 .383 .713 70 1734
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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* 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 AL (9, 17%)
1956 AL (14, 8%)
1957 AL (22, 1%)
1960 AL (28, 1%)
1961 AL (13, 4%)
0.31 Career Shares (615th)

Gold Gloves
1958 AL (CF)
1961 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1955 AL  4.6 (8th)
1956 AL  4.8 (9th)
1961 AL  4.8 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1953 AL  1.4 (9th)
1954 AL  1.4 (6th)
1955 AL  2.6 (1st)
1956 AL  3.2 (1st)
1958 AL  1.5 (5th)
1959 AL  1.7 (4th)
1960 AL  1.6 (9th)
1961 AL  1.6 (8th)
Career  15.3 (99th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 AL  .322 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1961 AL  .378 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 AL  149 (9th)
1956 AL  155 (1st)
1957 AL  151 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1953 AL  585 (10th)
1956 AL  601 (3rd)
1957 AL  609 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1953 AL  654 (9th)
1956 AL  682 (4th)
1957 AL  686 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1957 AL  103 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  159 (10th)
1956 AL  176 (7th)
1957 AL  159 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1956 AL  270 (7th)
1957 AL  253 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1956 AL  40 (1st)
1957 AL  27 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1953 AL  9 (3rd)
1961 AL  7 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1953 AL  11 (6th)
1957 AL  14 (5th)
1958 AL  12 (6th)
1960 AL  18 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1953 AL  126 (8th)
1956 AL  116 (8th)
1957 AL  108 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1956 AL  60 (5th)
1957 AL  51 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1957 AL  225 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 AL  9 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  19 (1st)
1956 AL  9 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  12 (1st)
1958 AL  6 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1955 AL  16 (10th)
1956 AL  19 (3rd)
1957 AL  17 (4th)
1960 AL  17 (8th)
1961 AL  18 (8th)
Career  161 (234th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1953 AL  10 (3rd)
1956 AL  7 (3rd)
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1960 AL  5 (9th)
1962 AL  7 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
1953 AL  52.38 (7th)
1957 AL  70.00 (5th)
1960 AL  78.26 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1956 AL  9.3 (10th)
1957 AL  16.1 (2nd)
1958 AL  9.6 (7th)
1960 AL  18.0 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1956 AL  12.5 (8th)
1957 AL  11.3 (10th)
1960 AL  12.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1953 AL  467 (6th)
1956 AL  472 (2nd)
1957 AL  485 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1950 AL  born 1929-11-14 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 36 (695), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1381), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (89th), 28.5 career WAR/25.3 7yr-peak WAR/26.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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