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Vada Pinson    \VAY-duh PIN-sun\

Vada Edward Pinson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 11, 1938 in Memphis, TN
High School: McClymonds HS (Oakland, CA)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 19.247, 9,111th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Indians/Angels/Royals/Redlegs/... 1958-1975

Final Game: September 28, 1975 (Age 37.048)
Died: October 21, 1995 in Oakland, CA
Buried: Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 27, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #99. Scott Rolen… #100. Cap Anson… #101. Johnny Damon… #102. VADA PINSON… #103. Tony Gwynn… #104. Willie McCovey… #105. Lou Whitaker… 

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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
1958 19 CIN NL 27 110 96 20 26 7 0 1 8 2 1 11 18 .271 .352 .375 .727 89 36 1 1 2 0 0 9/87
1959 ★ 20 CIN NL 154 706 648 131 205 47 9 20 84 21 6 55 98 .316 .371 .509 .880 129 330 9 1 2 0 3 *8 AS,MVP-15
1960 ★ 21 CIN NL 154 707 652 107 187 37 12 20 61 32 12 47 96 .287 .339 .472 .811 118 308 11 5 1 1 3 *8 AS,MVP-18
1961 22 CIN NL 154 660 607 101 208 34 8 16 87 23 10 39 63 .343 .379 .504 .883 131 306 9 1 4 8 1 *8 MVP-3,GG
1962 23 CIN NL 155 674 619 107 181 31 7 23 100 26 8 45 68 .292 .341 .477 .817 114 295 12 4 0 7 7 *8
1963 24 CIN NL 162 695 652 96 204 37 14 22 106 27 8 36 80 .313 .347 .514 .861 142 335 16 1 0 6 3 *89 MVP-10
1964 25 CIN NL 156 676 625 99 166 23 11 23 84 8 2 42 99 .266 .316 .448 .764 110 280 9 5 1 3 2 *8 MVP-18
1965 26 CIN NL 159 728 669 97 204 34 10 22 94 21 8 43 81 .305 .352 .484 .836 127 324 14 7 6 3 3 *8
1966 27 CIN NL 156 669 618 70 178 35 6 16 76 18 10 33 83 .288 .326 .442 .768 103 273 10 5 7 6 6 *89
1967 28 CIN NL 158 684 650 90 187 28 13 18 66 26 8 26 86 .288 .318 .454 .771 109 295 6 3 4 1 1 *8
1968 29 CIN NL 130 542 499 60 135 29 6 5 48 17 11 32 59 .271 .311 .383 .694 103 191 5 0 5 6 8 *8/9
1969 30 STL NL 132 543 495 58 126 22 6 10 70 4 4 35 63 .255 .303 .384 .686 92 190 12 3 1 9 2 *9/8
1970 31 CLE AL 148 611 574 74 164 28 6 24 82 7 6 28 69 .286 .319 .481 .800 115 276 12 3 0 6 7 *978/3
1971 32 CLE AL 146 597 566 60 149 23 4 11 35 25 6 21 58 .263 .295 .376 .672 83 213 9 6 3 3 0 *897/3
1972 33 CAL AL 136 527 484 56 133 24 2 7 49 17 6 30 54 .275 .321 .376 .697 113 182 7 5 4 4 12 *798/3
1973 34 CAL AL 124 501 466 56 121 14 6 8 57 5 5 20 55 .260 .286 .367 .653 91 171 11 0 8 7 3 *789
1974 35 KCR AL 115 436 406 46 112 18 2 6 41 21 5 21 45 .276 .312 .374 .686 93 152 6 2 3 4 4 *97/8D3
1975 36 KCR AL 103 336 319 37 71 14 5 4 21 5 6 10 21 .223 .248 .335 .583 62 107 5 2 1 4 4 987/D3
18 Yrs 2469 10402 9645 1365 2757 485 127 256 1169 305 122 574 1196 .286 .327 .442 .769 111 4264 164 54 52 78 69
162 Game Avg. 162 683 633 90 181 32 8 17 77 20 8 38 78 .286 .327 .442 .769 111 280 11 4 3 5 5
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
CIN (11 yrs) 1565 6851 6335 978 1881 342 96 186 814 221 84 409 831 .297 .341 .469 .810 119 2973 102 33 32 41 37
KCR (2 yrs) 218 772 725 83 183 32 7 10 62 26 11 31 66 .252 .284 .357 .641 80 259 11 4 4 8 8
CAL (2 yrs) 260 1028 950 112 254 38 8 15 106 22 11 50 109 .267 .304 .372 .676 102 353 18 5 12 11 15
CLE (2 yrs) 294 1208 1140 134 313 51 10 35 117 32 12 49 127 .275 .307 .429 .736 99 489 21 9 3 9 7
STL (1 yr) 132 543 495 58 126 22 6 10 70 4 4 35 63 .255 .303 .384 .686 92 190 12 3 1 9 2
NL (12 yrs) 1697 7394 6830 1036 2007 364 102 196 884 225 88 444 894 .294 .338 .463 .801 117 3163 114 36 33 50 39
AL (6 yrs) 772 3008 2815 329 750 121 25 60 285 80 34 130 302 .266 .300 .391 .691 95 1101 50 18 19 28 30

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
1958 19 CIN NL 27 110 -1 0 1 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 4 3 0.2 .494 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 9/87
1959 ★ 20 CIN NL 154 706 30 6 5 -1 -1 39 4.0 25 64 6.5 .526 .525 6.7 -0.2 65 *8 AS,MVP-15
1960 ★ 21 CIN NL 154 707 20 3 5 3 -1 30 3.1 25 55 5.6 .521 .520 5.4 0.2 52 *8 AS,MVP-18
1961 22 CIN NL 154 660 24 3 5 18 -1 50 5.0 25 75 7.5 .533 .531 5.7 1.8 57 *8 MVP-3,GG
1962 23 CIN NL 155 674 11 6 3 1 -1 20 2.2 25 45 4.7 .513 .513 4.4 0.1 44 *8
1963 24 CIN NL 162 695 30 1 -0 1 -2 31 3.7 25 57 6.4 .522 .522 6.1 0.1 55 *89 MVP-10
1964 25 CIN NL 156 676 9 2 3 -2 -1 11 1.4 25 36 3.9 .508 .508 3.9 -0.2 37 *8 MVP-18
1965 26 CIN NL 159 728 26 1 1 -1 -1 26 2.8 25 51 5.4 .518 .518 5.6 -0.2 53 *8
1966 27 CIN NL 156 669 4 1 1 -2 -2 1 0.3 24 25 2.7 .501 .501 2.8 -0.3 27 *89
1967 28 CIN NL 158 684 8 5 1 -5 -1 8 1.1 24 32 3.5 .506 .506 4.0 -0.6 37 *8
1968 29 CIN NL 130 542 5 -1 2 -11 -1 -7 -0.6 18 12 1.3 .493 .495 2.5 -1.4 23 *8/9
1969 30 STL NL 132 543 -3 0 0 -4 -6 -12 -1.3 19 6 0.6 .489 .491 0.9 -1.0 10 $60,500 *9/8
1970 31 CLE AL 148 611 6 -4 1 6 -7 2 0.1 21 23 2.3 .502 .502 1.7 -0.1 17 $60,500 *978/3
1971 32 CLE AL 146 597 -10 2 1 -3 -3 -12 -1.5 20 8 0.6 .490 .491 0.9 -0.7 11 $61,500 *897/3
1972 33 CAL AL 136 527 11 0 2 -2 -7 4 0.4 19 23 2.4 .504 .503 2.8 -1.2 25 *798/3
1973 34 CAL AL 124 501 -3 2 -0 -7 -5 -14 -1.3 18 4 0.4 .488 .491 1.1 -1.2 11 *789
1974 35 KCR AL 115 436 -5 2 1 -2 -5 -8 -0.8 16 8 0.8 .493 .495 1.0 -0.7 10 $66,000 *97/8D3
1975 36 KCR AL 103 336 -19 -1 2 4 -4 -18 -1.9 12 -6 -0.7 .481 .488 -1.1 0.1 -10 $68,000 987/D3
18 Seasons 2469 10402 145 28 33 -8 -47 151 16.4 369 520 54.1 .506 .507 54.7 -5.8 528 $316,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CIN (11 yrs) 1565 6851 168 26 26 -1 -11 208 22.7 245 453 47.7 .514 .514 47.4 -1.0 454
KCR (2 yrs) 218 772 -23 2 3 2 -8 -25 -2.6 28 2 0.1 .487 .492 -0.1 -0.7 0 $134,000
CAL (2 yrs) 260 1028 8 2 1 -9 -12 -10 -0.9 37 27 2.9 .496 .497 3.9 -2.4 36
CLE (2 yrs) 294 1208 -4 -2 2 4 -10 -10 -1.4 41 31 2.8 .496 .496 2.6 -0.8 27 $122,000
STL (1 yr) 132 543 -3 0 0 -4 -6 -12 -1.3 19 6 0.6 .489 .491 0.9 -1.0 10 $60,500

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
1961 22 CIN NL WS NYY L 5 22 22 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .136 .227 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 22 22 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .136 .227 3 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1958 CIN NL 19 OF 27 25 22 222.2 54 50 4 0 1 1.000 -1 -3 2.18 2.00 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 CIN NL 19 RF 18 16 14 150.1 35 32 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -3 2.10 1.94 .978 2.02 2.01
1958 CIN NL 19 CF 5 5 4 37.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 16 2.89 2.40 .986 2.72 2.72
1958 CIN NL 19 LF 4 4 4 35.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.80 1.75 .974 2.01 2.00
1959 CIN NL 20 CF 154 154 153 1355.0 438 420 11 7 4 .984 -1 -1 2.86 2.80 .980 2.62 2.59 AS,MVP-15
1959 CIN NL 20 OF 154 154 153 1355.0 441 423 11 7 4 .984 -1 -1 2.88 2.82 .977 2.21 2.19 AS,MVP-15
1960 CIN NL 21 CF 154 154 151 1383.2 415 396 11 8 1 .981 3 2 2.65 2.64 .981 2.60 2.60 AS,MVP-18
1960 CIN NL 21 OF 154 154 151 1383.2 420 401 11 8 1 .981 3 2 2.68 2.68 .978 2.20 2.20 AS,MVP-18
1961 CIN NL 22 CF 153 151 147 1334.0 425 396 19 10 4 .976 18 16 2.80 2.71 .981 2.63 2.60 MVP-3,GG
1961 CIN NL 22 OF 153 151 147 1334.0 420 391 19 10 4 .976 18 16 2.77 2.68 .977 2.16 2.14 MVP-3,GG
1962 CIN NL 23 CF 152 151 146 1342.2 359 342 13 4 1 .989 1 1 2.38 2.34 .979 2.47 2.45
1962 CIN NL 23 OF 152 151 146 1342.2 361 344 13 4 1 .989 1 1 2.39 2.35 .974 2.07 2.05
1963 CIN NL 24 OF 162 162 153 1423.1 374 357 9 8 0 .979 1 1 2.31 2.26 .977 2.01 2.00 MVP-10
1963 CIN NL 24 CF 145 143 136 1258.0 336 320 8 8 0 .976 0 0 2.35 2.26 .982 2.37 2.36 MVP-10
1963 CIN NL 24 RF 19 19 17 165.1 35 34 1 0 0 1.000 1 9 1.91 1.84 .976 1.83 1.82 MVP-10
1964 CIN NL 25 CF 156 154 148 1376.0 322 301 12 9 1 .972 -2 -2 2.05 2.01 .977 2.35 2.33 MVP-18
1964 CIN NL 25 OF 156 154 148 1376.0 322 299 14 9 1 .972 -2 -2 2.05 2.01 .973 1.99 1.98 MVP-18
1965 CIN NL 26 CF 159 159 157 1427.1 365 353 9 3 1 .992 -1 -1 2.28 2.28 .981 2.29 2.29
1965 CIN NL 26 OF 159 159 157 1427.1 366 354 9 3 1 .992 -1 -1 2.29 2.28 .975 2.00 2.00
1966 CIN NL 27 OF 154 153 136 1362.0 366 344 9 13 1 .964 -2 -2 2.33 2.29 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 CIN NL 27 CF 141 130 124 1186.1 331 314 5 12 0 .964 -2 -2 2.42 2.26 .980 2.37 2.37
1966 CIN NL 27 RF 24 23 12 175.2 35 30 4 1 1 .971 0 0 1.74 1.42 .978 1.95 1.95
1967 CIN NL 28 CF 157 156 152 1407.2 348 338 5 5 2 .986 -5 -5 2.19 2.18 .981 2.29 2.29
1967 CIN NL 28 OF 157 156 152 1407.2 350 341 4 5 1 .986 -5 -5 2.21 2.20 .976 2.03 2.03
1968 CIN NL 29 OF 123 119 115 1078.2 271 258 7 6 0 .978 -11 -13 2.21 2.15 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 CIN NL 29 CF 121 116 113 1054.2 270 256 8 6 0 .978 -10 -12 2.25 2.18 .978 2.39 2.40
1968 CIN NL 29 RF 3 3 2 24.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 0.75 0.67 .980 2.03 2.00
1969 STL NL 30 OF 124 123 113 1090.2 225 218 6 1 2 .996 -4 -5 1.85 1.81 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 STL NL 30 RF 124 123 113 1087.2 221 213 7 1 2 .995 -4 -4 1.82 1.77 .975 1.84 1.82
1969 STL NL 30 CF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.30
1970 CLE AL 31 OF 141 132 117 1188.0 278 265 8 5 3 .982 6 6 2.07 1.94 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 CLE AL 31 RF 115 105 93 945.2 216 206 7 3 3 .986 8 10 2.03 1.85 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 CLE AL 31 LF 20 16 15 141.1 36 34 0 2 0 .944 1 10 2.17 1.70 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 CLE AL 31 CF 15 11 9 101.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -27 1.96 1.47 .985 2.62 2.61
1970 CLE AL 31 1B 7 0 0 21.0 20 19 1 0 2 1.000 0 6 8.57 2.86 .991 9.60 9.56
1971 CLE AL 32 OF 141 133 116 1177.1 323 305 11 7 2 .978 -3 -3 2.42 2.24 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 CLE AL 32 CF 100 94 81 822.0 242 228 9 5 2 .979 1 1 2.59 2.37 .983 2.73 2.72
1971 CLE AL 32 RF 39 30 26 274.1 70 67 1 2 0 .971 -1 -4 2.23 1.74 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 CLE AL 32 LF 11 9 9 81.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -41 1.22 1.00 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 CLE AL 32 1B 3 0 0 7.0 10 10 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 12.86 3.33 .992 9.64 9.53
1972 CAL AL 33 OF 134 122 97 1095.2 218 205 11 2 3 .991 -2 -2 1.77 1.61 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CAL AL 33 LF 112 82 78 778.0 159 147 10 2 3 .987 -1 -2 1.82 1.40 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 CAL AL 33 RF 30 27 13 212.2 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.69 1.33 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 CAL AL 33 CF 16 13 6 105.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.80 1.31 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 CAL AL 33 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1973 CAL AL 34 OF 120 113 85 997.2 229 210 11 8 2 .965 -7 -8 1.99 1.84 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 CAL AL 34 LF 81 62 53 567.1 125 114 6 5 2 .960 -0 -0 1.90 1.48 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 CAL AL 34 CF 33 30 17 242.2 66 64 2 0 0 1.000 -5 -25 2.45 2.00 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 CAL AL 34 RF 26 21 15 187.2 42 37 2 3 0 .929 -2 -11 1.87 1.50 .976 2.09 2.07
1974 KCR AL 35 OF 110 100 67 860.0 201 188 9 4 2 .980 -3 -4 2.06 1.79 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 KCR AL 35 RF 91 83 55 718.0 184 171 9 4 2 .978 2 4 2.26 1.98 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 KCR AL 35 LF 14 12 8 99.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -24 0.91 0.71 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 KCR AL 35 CF 6 5 4 43.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -78 1.67 1.33 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 KCR AL 35 DH 2 1
1974 KCR AL 35 1B 1 1 1 9.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 10.00 10.00 .992 9.70 9.70
1975 KCR AL 36 OF 82 74 54 630.0 151 144 6 1 0 .993 4 8 2.14 1.83 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 KCR AL 36 RF 60 52 37 435.2 97 93 4 0 0 1.000 2 7 2.00 1.62 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 KCR AL 36 CF 13 12 8 99.2 28 27 1 0 0 1.000 1 7 2.53 2.15 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 KCR AL 36 LF 12 10 9 94.2 26 24 1 1 0 .962 1 13 2.38 2.08 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 KCR AL 36 DH 5 3
1975 KCR AL 36 1B 4 0 0 5.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 23 11.81 1.75 .990 9.79 9.80
18 Seasons OF 2403 2335 2129 20752.1 5370 5097 172 101 29 .981 -9 -1 2.29 2.19 .977 2.13 2.12
18 Seasons CF 1681 1638 1556 14579.0 4008 3817 114 77 16 .981 -10 -1 2.43 2.34 .980 2.47 2.46
11 Seasons RF 549 502 397 4377.0 977 925 38 14 9 .986 5 1 1.98 1.75 .976 2.00 2.00
7 Seasons LF 254 195 176 1796.1 374 347 17 10 5 .973 -4 -3 1.82 1.43 .978 1.95 1.94
5 Seasons 1B 16 1 1 43.1 49 48 1 0 4 1.000 1 14 10.18 3.06 .991 9.66 9.63
2 Seasons DH 7 4
18 Seasons TOT 2419 2336 2130 20795.2 5419 5145 173 101 33 .981 -8 -0 2.30 2.20 .977 2.14 2.17
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
1981 BBWAA ( 4.5%)
1982 BBWAA ( 1.4%)
1983 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1985 BBWAA ( 4.8%)
1986 BBWAA (10.1%)
1987 BBWAA (11.6%)
1988 BBWAA (15.7%)
1989 BBWAA ( 7.4%)
1990 BBWAA ( 8.1%)
1991 BBWAA ( 6.8%)
1992 BBWAA ( 8.4%)
1993 BBWAA ( 9.0%)
1994 BBWAA (10.1%)
1995 BBWAA ( 7.0%)
1996 BBWAA (10.9%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 NL (15, 3%)
1960 NL (18, 2%)
1961 NL (3, 46%)
1963 NL (10, 11%)
1964 NL (18, 2%)
0.64 Career Shares (379th)

Gold Gloves
1961 NL (OF)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1959 NL  6.5 (9th)
1961 NL  7.6 (5th)
Career  54.1 (238th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1959 NL  6.5 (6th)
1960 NL  5.7 (8th)
1961 NL  7.6 (5th)
1963 NL  6.4 (9th)
Career  54.1 (151st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1959 NL  6.7 (6th)
1960 NL  5.4 (7th)
1961 NL  5.7 (8th)
1962 NL  4.4 (10th)
1963 NL  6.1 (6th)
1965 NL  5.6 (10th)
Career  54.7 (123rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1961 NL  1.8 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1959 NL  .316 (4th)
1961 NL  .343 (2nd)
1963 NL  .313 (7th)
1965 NL  .305 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1961 NL  .379 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1959 NL  .509 (8th)
1960 NL  .472 (10th)
1963 NL  .514 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1959 NL  .880 (10th)
1963 NL  .861 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1959 NL  154 (3rd)
1960 NL  154 (3rd)
1961 NL  154 (2nd)
1963 NL  162 (1st)
1965 NL  159 (10th)
1966 NL  156 (7th)
1967 NL  158 (5th)
Career  2,469 (63rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1959 NL  648 (1st)
1960 NL  652 (1st)
1961 NL  607 (2nd)
1962 NL  619 (10th)
1963 NL  652 (3rd)
1964 NL  625 (10th)
1965 NL  669 (2nd)
1967 NL  650 (2nd)
Career  9,645 (37th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1959 NL  706 (1st)
1960 NL  707 (1st)
1961 NL  660 (6th)
1963 NL  695 (7th)
1965 NL  728 (3rd)
1967 NL  684 (4th)
Career  10,402 (56th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1959 NL  131 (1st)
1960 NL  107 (3rd)
1961 NL  101 (8th)
1962 NL  107 (6th)
1963 NL  96 (9th)
1964 NL  99 (9th)
1965 NL  97 (9th)
Career  1,365 (99th)

Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  205 (2nd)
1960 NL  187 (2nd)
1961 NL  208 (1st)
1963 NL  204 (1st)
1965 NL  204 (2nd)
1966 NL  178 (8th)
1967 NL  187 (3rd)
Career  2,757 (53rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1959 NL  330 (5th)
1960 NL  308 (5th)
1961 NL  306 (8th)
1962 NL  295 (9th)
1963 NL  335 (3rd)
1965 NL  324 (3rd)
1967 NL  295 (6th)
Career  4,264 (62nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1959 NL  47 (1st)
1960 NL  37 (1st)
1961 NL  34 (2nd)
1962 NL  31 (4th)
1963 NL  37 (2nd)
1965 NL  34 (5th)
1966 NL  35 (3rd)
1968 NL  29 (10th)
Career  485 (72nd)

Triples s c a p y
1959 NL  9 (3rd)
1960 NL  12 (2nd)
1961 NL  8 (9th)
1963 NL  14 (1st)
1964 NL  11 (3rd)
1965 NL  10 (8th)
1967 NL  13 (1st)
1968 NL  6 (8th)
1970 AL  6 (9th)
Career  127 (86th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  256 (193rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1962 NL  100 (10th)
1963 NL  106 (4th)
Career  1,169 (170th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1959 NL  98 (3rd)
1960 NL  96 (7th)
1964 NL  99 (9th)
Career  1,196 (166th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1959 NL  21 (5th)
1960 NL  32 (2nd)
1961 NL  23 (2nd)
1962 NL  26 (3rd)
1963 NL  27 (3rd)
1965 NL  21 (7th)
1966 NL  18 (9th)
1967 NL  26 (4th)
1968 NL  17 (9th)
1971 AL  25 (5th)
Career  305 (157th)

Singles s c a p y
1959 NL  129 (6th)
1960 NL  118 (9th)
1961 NL  150 (1st)
1963 NL  131 (8th)
1965 NL  138 (5th)
1967 NL  128 (8th)
Career  1,889 (67th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1959 NL  129 (9th)
1963 NL  142 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1959 NL  124 (5th)
1960 NL  104 (7th)
1961 NL  116 (8th)
1963 NL  113 (4th)
1965 NL  112 (9th)
Career  1,393 (114th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1959 NL  26 (8th)
1961 NL  27 (10th)
1963 NL  33 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1959 NL  2.6 (8th)
1961 NL  2.7 (10th)
1963 NL  3.5 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  76 (3rd)
1960 NL  69 (5th)
1962 NL  61 (8th)
1963 NL  73 (3rd)
1965 NL  66 (8th)
1967 NL  59 (9th)
Career  868 (77th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1959 NL  261 (3rd)
1960 NL  239 (4th)
1961 NL  248 (6th)
1963 NL  241 (9th)
1965 NL  254 (7th)
Career  3,385 (122nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1959 NL  .693 (9th)
1961 NL  .690 (10th)
1963 NL  .709 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1960 NL  5 (5th)
1965 NL  7 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 NL  8 (4th)
1962 NL  7 (5th)
1963 NL  6 (9th)
1966 NL  6 (9th)
1968 NL  6 (10th)
1969 NL  9 (3rd)
1973 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  78 (98th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 AL  12 (9th)
Career  69 (231st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Career  164 (221st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1960 NL  12 (2nd)
1961 NL  10 (3rd)
1962 NL  8 (8th)
1965 NL  8 (8th)
1966 NL  10 (6th)
1968 NL  11 (5th)
Career  122 (56th)

SB % s c a p y
1959 NL  77.78 (3rd)
1960 NL  72.73 (5th)
1961 NL  69.70 (6th)
1962 NL  76.47 (5th)
1963 NL  77.14 (4th)
1965 NL  72.41 (8th)
1967 NL  76.47 (5th)
1971 AL  80.65 (4th)
1974 AL  80.77 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1959 NL  20.5 (4th)
1960 NL  24.6 (2nd)
1961 NL  18.9 (5th)
1962 NL  24.4 (4th)
1963 NL  24.2 (2nd)
1965 NL  21.5 (5th)
1966 NL  16.9 (6th)
1967 NL  21.3 (5th)
1971 AL  15.3 (9th)
Career  278.4 (37th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1961 NL  9.6 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1959 NL  460 (5th)
1960 NL  490 (1st)
1963 NL  478 (6th)
1964 NL  474 (6th)
1965 NL  496 (5th)
1966 NL  473 (10th)
1967 NL  482 (3rd)
Career  7,304 (34th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1959 NL  35.71 (7th)
1961 NL  37.12 (8th)
1963 NL  43.03 (8th)
1965 NL  42.67 (8th)
Career  289.75 (133rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1960 NL  3.4 (5th)
1963 NL  4.5 (6th)
1967 NL  4.6 (7th)
Career  25.7 (138th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1959 NL  3.6 (8th)
1960 NL  3.2 (7th)
1961 NL  3.2 (9th)
1963 NL  4.1 (9th)
Career  24.8 (147th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1959 NL  3.4 (7th)
1961 NL  3.6 (8th)
1963 NL  4.5 (8th)
1965 NL  4.2 (9th)
Career  29.0 (127th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1961 NL  18 (3rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  112 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  10 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  3 (1st)
1973 AL  2 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  154 (1st)
1960 NL  154 (1st)
1961 NL  153 (1st)
1962 NL  152 (4th)
1963 NL  145 (4th)
1964 NL  156 (2nd)
1965 NL  159 (1st)
1966 NL  141 (4th)
1967 NL  157 (1st)
Career  1,681 (21st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  420 (1st)
1960 NL  396 (1st)
1961 NL  396 (1st)
1962 NL  342 (5th)
1963 NL  320 (4th)
1964 NL  301 (5th)
1965 NL  353 (2nd)
1966 NL  314 (4th)
1967 NL  338 (2nd)
Career  3,817 (31st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  11 (2nd)
1960 NL  11 (1st)
1961 NL  19 (1st)
1962 NL  13 (1st)
1963 NL  8 (3rd)
1964 NL  12 (2nd)
1965 NL  9 (3rd)
1967 NL  5 (5th)
1968 NL  8 (5th)
1971 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  114 (23rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (3rd)
1960 NL  8 (1st)
1961 NL  10 (1st)
1963 NL  8 (1st)
1964 NL  9 (2nd)
1966 NL  12 (1st)
1967 NL  5 (5th)
1971 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  77 (25th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  4 (2nd)
1960 NL  1 (3rd)
1961 NL  4 (1st)
1965 NL  1 (5th)
1967 NL  2 (2nd)
1971 AL  2 (3rd)
Career  16 (88th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  115 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  213 (5th)
1970 AL  206 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 NL  1 (5th)
1969 NL  2 (4th)
1970 AL  3 (2nd)
1974 AL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  154 (1st)
1960 NL  154 (1st)
1961 NL  153 (2nd)
1963 NL  162 (1st)
1964 NL  156 (4th)
1965 NL  159 (2nd)
1966 NL  154 (4th)
1967 NL  157 (2nd)
Career  2,403 (13th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  423 (1st)
1960 NL  401 (1st)
1961 NL  391 (1st)
1962 NL  344 (5th)
1963 NL  357 (3rd)
1964 NL  299 (5th)
1965 NL  354 (2nd)
1966 NL  344 (4th)
1967 NL  341 (2nd)
Career  5,097 (15th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1961 NL  19 (2nd)
1964 NL  14 (4th)
1971 AL  11 (5th)
1972 AL  11 (3rd)
Career  172 (84th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (5th)
1960 NL  8 (2nd)
1961 NL  10 (2nd)
1963 NL  8 (3rd)
1966 NL  13 (2nd)
1971 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  4 (2nd)
1961 NL  4 (2nd)
1970 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1972 AL  1.82 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  .987 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  18 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1959 NL  2.86 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.65 (4th)
1961 NL  2.80 (2nd)
1963 NL  2.35 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  2.80 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.64 (3rd)
1961 NL  2.71 (1st)
1963 NL  2.26 (4th)
1965 NL  2.28 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  .984 (4th)
1960 NL  .981 (4th)
1961 NL  .976 (5th)
1962 NL  .989 (4th)
1965 NL  .992 (1st)
1967 NL  .986 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1970 AL  2.03 (4th)
1974 AL  2.26 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  1.77 (5th)
1970 AL  1.85 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  .995 (1st)
1970 AL  .986 (2nd)
Career  .986 (33rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1961 NL  18 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1959 NL  2.88 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.68 (4th)
1961 NL  2.77 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  2.82 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.68 (2nd)
1961 NL  2.68 (2nd)
1965 NL  2.28 (5th)
1967 NL  2.20 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  .989 (5th)
1965 NL  .992 (1st)
1969 NL  .996 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1958 NL  born 1938-08-11 (6th)
1959 NL  born 1938-08-11 (8th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 18 (127), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 135 (126), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 95 (181), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 36 (207), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (17th), 54.1 career WAR/40.0 7yr-peak WAR/47.0 JAWS
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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1969 30 St. Louis Cardinals $60,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 3/13/71 TSN: $60,000
1970 31 Cleveland Indians $60,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 32 Cleveland Indians $61,500 ? 3/20/71 TSN
1974 35 Kansas City Royals $66,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 36 Kansas City Royals $68,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$316,500
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.

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