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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 18, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #702. Tom Brown… #703. Tommy McCarthy… #704. Andre Thornton… #705. JIM PIERSALL… #706. Ross Barnes… #707. John Reilly… #708. Melvin Mora… 

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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
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

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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
1950 BOS AL 20 CF 2 2 2 18.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.50 .981 2.95 2.90
1950 BOS AL 20 OF 2 2 2 18.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.50 .979 2.50 2.45
1952 BOS AL 22 SS 30 29 26 251.0 125 41 75 9 13 .928 4.16 3.87 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 BOS AL 22 OF 22 15 13 146.0 41 38 3 0 0 1.000 2.53 1.86 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 BOS AL 22 RF 21 15 13 144.0 37 34 3 0 0 1.000 2.31 1.76 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 BOS AL 22 CF 2 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 13.50 1.50 .983 2.70 2.90
1952 BOS AL 22 3B 1 0 0 3.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 3.00 1.00 .955 3.30 3.30
1953 BOS AL 23 OF 151 149 142 1332.0 372 352 15 5 7 .987 20 18 2.48 2.43 .981 2.43 2.41 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 RF 150 148 141 1318.1 368 349 15 4 7 .989 29 26 2.48 2.43 .984 2.09 2.08 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 CF 2 1 1 13.1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -90 1.35 1.00 .983 2.97 2.95 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20 MVP-9
1954 BOS AL 24 OF 126 112 107 1026.0 263 249 10 4 2 .985 17 20 2.27 2.06 .979 2.39 2.37 AS
1954 BOS AL 24 RF 96 85 84 795.2 191 180 8 3 2 .984 13 20 2.13 1.96 .975 2.05 2.03 AS
1954 BOS AL 24 CF 30 27 23 230.1 69 67 1 1 0 .986 4 22 2.66 2.27 .983 2.85 2.83 AS
1955 BOS AL 25 CF 147 144 142 1295.1 432 424 5 3 3 .993 25 23 2.98 2.92 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 BOS AL 25 OF 147 144 142 1295.1 435 425 7 3 2 .993 25 23 3.00 2.94 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 BOS AL 26 OF 155 154 151 1373.0 469 455 10 4 1 .991 31 27 3.05 3.00 .979 2.34 2.32 AS,MVP-14
1956 BOS AL 26 CF 154 154 151 1373.0 471 457 10 4 1 .992 31 27 3.06 3.03 .984 2.79 2.77 AS,MVP-14
1957 BOS AL 27 OF 151 146 146 1320.2 413 397 12 4 0 .990 9 8 2.79 2.71 .980 2.24 2.25 MVP-22
1957 BOS AL 27 CF 150 146 146 1320.2 408 392 12 4 0 .990 9 8 2.75 2.69 .983 2.71 2.72 MVP-22
1958 BOS AL 28 CF 125 112 109 1017.1 323 310 8 5 2 .985 14 17 2.81 2.54 .985 2.68 2.65 GG
1958 BOS AL 28 OF 125 112 109 1017.1 327 314 8 5 2 .985 14 17 2.85 2.58 .982 2.27 2.25 GG
1959 CLE AL 29 CF 91 77 67 696.2 227 219 4 4 2 .982 17 29 2.88 2.45 .983 2.72 2.70
1959 CLE AL 29 OF 91 77 67 696.2 223 216 3 4 2 .982 17 29 2.83 2.41 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 CLE AL 29 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.20
1960 CLE AL 30 OF 134 122 109 1058.2 363 355 5 3 0 .992 17 19 3.06 2.69 .982 2.25 2.25 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 CF 126 119 106 1017.1 359 351 5 3 0 .992 16 19 3.15 2.83 .987 2.66 2.65 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 LF 9 3 3 37.1 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 3.38 1.56 .984 2.15 2.13 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.25 0.50 .970 2.02 1.95 MVP-28
1961 CLE AL 31 CF 120 119 108 1036.1 349 337 9 3 3 .991 17 19 3.00 2.88 .982 2.60 2.57 MVP-13,GG
1961 CLE AL 31 OF 120 119 108 1036.1 340 328 9 3 3 .991 17 19 2.93 2.81 .977 2.25 2.22 MVP-13,GG
1962 WSA AL 32 OF 132 122 110 1073.0 314 308 5 1 0 .997 1 1 2.63 2.37 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 WSA AL 32 CF 131 122 110 1073.0 320 314 5 1 0 .997 1 1 2.68 2.44 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 TOT MLB 33 OF 81 70 57 625.2 161 158 3 0 0 1.000 -7 -13 2.32 1.99 .979 2.09 2.09
1963 TOT MLB 33 CF 74 65 53 581.0 153 150 3 0 0 1.000 -7 -14 2.37 2.07 .984 2.48 2.47
1963 TOT AL 33 OF 43 36 29 336.0 93 93 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 2.49 2.16 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 TOT AL 33 CF 36 31 25 291.1 87 87 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -7 2.69 2.42 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 WSA AL 33 CF 25 22 18 199.1 68 68 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 3.07 2.72 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 WSA AL 33 OF 25 22 18 199.1 65 65 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.93 2.60 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 NYM NL 33 CF 38 34 28 289.2 66 63 3 0 0 1.000 -5 -22 2.05 1.74 .982 2.37 2.36
1963 NYM NL 33 OF 38 34 28 289.2 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 -5 -22 2.11 1.79 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 LAA AL 33 OF 18 14 11 136.2 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -18 1.84 1.56 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 LAA AL 33 CF 11 9 7 92.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -30 1.86 1.73 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 LAA AL 33 RF 6 5 4 44.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.03 1.67 .980 2.01 2.02
1963 LAA AL 33 LF 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 27.00 1.00 .980 2.70 1.90
1964 LAA AL 34 OF 72 65 44 543.0 117 115 2 0 2 1.000 9 19 1.94 1.63 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 LAA AL 34 LF 48 39 26 333.1 70 68 2 0 2 1.000 7 25 1.89 1.46 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 LAA AL 34 CF 32 26 18 209.2 53 53 0 0 0 1.000 2 10 2.28 1.66 .981 2.45 2.44
1965 CAL AL 35 OF 41 25 15 234.0 63 62 0 1 0 .984 3 16 2.38 1.51 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CAL AL 35 LF 29 19 11 165.0 42 42 0 0 0 1.000 2 16 2.29 1.45 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 CAL AL 35 CF 10 5 3 55.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 0 11 2.29 1.40 .979 2.41 2.40
1965 CAL AL 35 RF 4 1 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 43 2.57 1.00 .978 1.86 1.85
1966 CAL AL 36 OF 63 31 15 327.1 74 69 3 2 0 .973 -1 -4 1.98 1.14 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 CAL AL 36 RF 27 17 6 143.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 0 3 2.14 1.26 .979 1.94 1.94
1966 CAL AL 36 LF 25 9 7 118.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.75 0.92 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 CAL AL 36 CF 14 5 2 66.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 -1 -22 2.18 1.14 .986 2.52 2.52
1967 CAL AL 37 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1967 CAL AL 37 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
17 Seasons OF 1614 1465 1337 13124.0 3985 3851 95 39 21 .990 172 16 2.71 2.44 .980 2.28 2.26
16 Seasons CF 1210 1124 1041 10005.0 3211 3117 63 31 11 .990 128 15 2.86 2.63 .984 2.69 2.67
7 Seasons RF 306 271 249 2463.1 646 610 28 8 10 .988 43 21 2.33 2.08 .980 2.05 2.03
7 Seasons LF 114 70 47 655.2 151 149 2 0 2 1.000 10 17 2.07 1.32 .978 1.85 1.85
1 Season SS 30 29 26 251.0 125 41 75 9 13 .928 4.16 3.87 .962 4.94 4.94
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 5.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 -0 -72 3.60 1.00 .953 3.24 3.25
17 Seasons TOT 1646 1494 1363 13380.0 4113 3892 172 49 34 .988 172 15 2.73 2.47 .980 2.33 2.31
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

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)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1953 AL  20 (1st)
1954 AL  17 (3rd)
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1958 AL  14 (3rd)
1959 AL  17 (4th)
1961 AL  17 (5th)
Career  172 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  2 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  147 (2nd)
1956 AL  154 (1st)
1957 AL  150 (1st)
1958 AL  125 (5th)
1960 AL  126 (5th)
1962 AL  131 (5th)
Career  1,210 (53rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  424 (2nd)
1956 AL  457 (1st)
1957 AL  392 (1st)
1958 AL  310 (5th)
1960 AL  351 (4th)
1961 AL  337 (4th)
1962 AL  314 (5th)
Career  3,117 (53rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  5 (5th)
1956 AL  10 (2nd)
1957 AL  12 (1st)
1958 AL  8 (4th)
1960 AL  5 (5th)
1961 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  63 (85th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  4 (4th)
1958 AL  5 (4th)
1959 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (1st)
1958 AL  2 (1st)
1959 AL  2 (5th)
1961 AL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  150 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  349 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (2nd)
1954 AL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)
1954 AL  2 (3rd)
1966 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  151 (3rd)
1955 AL  147 (4th)
1956 AL  155 (1st)
1957 AL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  425 (2nd)
1956 AL  455 (1st)
1957 AL  397 (1st)
1960 AL  355 (4th)
Career  3,851 (85th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (4th)
1957 AL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)
1961 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1957 AL  9 (2nd)
1958 AL  14 (1st)
1959 AL  17 (2nd)
1960 AL  17 (1st)
1961 AL  17 (1st)
Career  128 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.98 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.06 (1st)
1958 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1959 AL  2.88 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.15 (1st)
1961 AL  3.00 (1st)
1962 AL  2.68 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.03 (1st)
1957 AL  2.69 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.54 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.83 (1st)
1961 AL  2.88 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.44 (3rd)
Career  2.63 (61st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  .993 (3rd)
1956 AL  .992 (1st)
1957 AL  .990 (1st)
1958 AL  .985 (3rd)
1960 AL  .992 (1st)
1961 AL  .991 (1st)
1962 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .990 (29th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  29 (1st)
1954 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  43 (26th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1953 AL  2.49 (1st)
1954 AL  2.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  2.43 (1st)
1954 AL  1.96 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  .989 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  20 (1st)
1954 AL  17 (2nd)
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1958 AL  14 (2nd)
1959 AL  17 (3rd)
1960 AL  17 (2nd)
1961 AL  17 (3rd)
Career  173 (6th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1955 AL  3.00 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.05 (1st)
1957 AL  2.79 (5th)
1958 AL  2.85 (2nd)
1959 AL  2.83 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.06 (1st)
1961 AL  2.93 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  2.94 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.00 (1st)
1957 AL  2.71 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.58 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.69 (1st)
1961 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.37 (3rd)
Career  2.44 (95th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  .993 (4th)
1956 AL  .991 (1st)
1957 AL  .990 (5th)
1960 AL  .992 (3rd)
1961 AL  .991 (1st)
1962 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .990 (48th)

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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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1962 32 Washington Senators $45,000 ? 3/14/62 TSN
1964 34 Los Angeles Angels $37,500 ? 1/16/65 TSn
Career to date (may be incomplete)$82,500
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 + "Statistics" Translations



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Finnish: Jimmy Piersall tilastot
French: Jimmy Piersall statistiques

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