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Paul Popovich

Paul Edward Popovich

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 18, 1940 in Flemington, WV
High School: Flemington HS (Flemington, WV)
School: West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1964 (Age 23.245)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers/Pirates 1964-1975

Final Game: July 21, 1975 (Age 34.337)
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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
1964 23 CHC NL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 458 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966 25 CHC NL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /4
1967 26 CHC NL 49 173 159 18 34 4 0 0 2 0 1 9 12 .214 .265 .239 .504 43 38 6 2 3 0 0 64/5
1968 27 LAD NL 134 462 418 35 97 8 1 2 25 1 3 29 37 .232 .280 .270 .551 72 113 7 1 9 5 2 46/5
1969 28 TOT NL 88 231 204 31 58 6 0 1 18 0 1 19 18 .284 .347 .328 .675 85 67 2 1 6 1 0 46/58
1969 28 LAD NL 28 54 50 5 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 .200 .212 .200 .412 20 10 1 0 2 1 0 4/6
1969 28 CHC NL 60 177 154 26 48 6 0 1 14 0 1 18 14 .312 .387 .370 .757 103 57 1 1 4 0 0 4/658
1970 29 CHC NL 78 209 186 22 47 5 1 4 20 0 1 18 18 .253 .324 .355 .679 75 66 3 2 2 1 4 465
1971 30 CHC NL 89 243 226 24 49 7 1 4 28 0 1 14 17 .217 .260 .310 .570 53 70 7 0 1 2 0 45/6
1972 31 CHC NL 58 142 129 8 25 3 2 1 11 0 1 12 8 .194 .261 .271 .532 46 35 4 0 0 1 2 4/65
1973 32 CHC NL 99 308 280 24 66 6 3 2 24 3 2 18 27 .236 .280 .300 .580 57 84 8 1 4 5 5 4/65
1974 33 PIT NL 59 90 83 9 18 2 1 0 5 0 0 5 10 .217 .256 .265 .521 49 22 0 0 0 2 1 46
1975 34 PIT NL 25 44 40 5 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .200 .273 .225 .498 41 9 0 1 0 0 0 /46
11 Yrs 682 1909 1732 176 403 42 9 14 134 4 10 127 151 .233 .286 .292 .577 62 505 38 8 25 17 14
162 Game Avg. 162 453 411 42 96 10 2 3 32 1 2 30 36 .233 .286 .292 .577 62 120 9 2 6 4 3
CHC (8 yrs) 436 1259 1141 122 270 31 7 12 99 3 7 89 98 .237 .293 .308 .601 62 351 30 6 14 9 11
PIT (2 yrs) 84 134 123 14 26 3 1 0 6 0 0 8 12 .211 .261 .252 .513 46 31 0 1 0 2 1
LAD (2 yrs) 162 516 468 40 107 8 1 2 29 1 3 30 41 .229 .273 .263 .536 67 123 8 1 11 6 2

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
1964 23 CHC NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .547 .500 0.1 0.0 0
1966 25 CHC NL 2 6 -2 0 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .352 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /4
1967 26 CHC NL 49 173 -11 -1 -0 2 2 -8 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .482 .494 -0.5 0.5 -3 64/5
1968 27 LAD NL 134 462 -12 -2 0 1 5 -7 -0.7 16 9 1.0 .493 .495 0.6 1.0 8 46/5
1969 28 LAD NL 28 54 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.3 0.0 -2 4/6
1969 28 CHC NL 60 177 0 -0 1 -3 1 0 0.0 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 0.9 -0.1 9 4/658
1970 29 CHC NL 78 209 -8 -1 0 -6 2 -13 -1.3 7 -6 -0.6 .483 .492 0.0 -0.4 1 465
1971 30 CHC NL 89 243 -13 0 -0 -5 2 -17 -1.9 8 -9 -1.1 .478 .488 -0.5 -0.4 -3 45/6
1972 31 CHC NL 58 142 -10 -1 -0 5 1 -4 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .491 .497 -0.6 0.8 -5 4/65
1973 32 CHC NL 99 308 -18 1 -1 1 3 -14 -1.6 10 -4 -0.6 .485 .491 -0.8 0.4 -5 4/65
1974 33 PIT NL 59 90 -7 0 1 1 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .493 .497 -0.2 0.2 -2 46
1975 34 PIT NL 25 44 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 /46
11 Seasons 682 1909 -87 -3 1 -6 20 -75 -8.2 65 -11 -1.8 .487 .494 -1.7 2.1 -5
CHC (8 yrs) 436 1259 -61 -1 0 -7 12 -57 -6.3 43 -15 -2.1 .485 .493 -1.6 0.8 -7
PIT (2 yrs) 84 134 -10 -0 1 1 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3
LAD (2 yrs) 162 516 -16 -2 0 1 6 -12 -1.2 18 6 0.6 .491 .495 0.3 1.0 5

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
1974 33 PIT NL NLCS LAD L 3 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 3 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1966 CHC NL 25 2B 2 1 1 13.0 9 5 3 1 1 .889 -1 -83 5.54 4.00 .978 5.33 5.35
1967 CHC NL 26 SS 31 26 19 223.1 121 40 77 4 12 .967 -2 -11 4.71 3.77 .963 4.99 4.99
1967 CHC NL 26 2B 17 9 7 95.0 66 26 39 1 11 .985 4 53 6.16 3.82 .976 5.26 5.26
1967 CHC NL 26 3B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -300 0.00 0.00 3.15 2.95
1968 LAD NL 27 2B 89 80 71 710.0 408 172 229 7 48 .983 -0 -1 5.08 4.51 .977 5.21 5.22
1968 LAD NL 27 SS 45 35 30 322.0 182 59 119 4 20 .978 2 7 4.98 3.96 .962 4.98 5.00
1968 LAD NL 27 3B 7 0 0 9.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 1.86 0.29 .955 2.98 2.94
1969 TOT NL 28 2B 48 35 33 336.1 183 77 102 4 22 .978 -2 -7 4.79 3.73 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 TOT NL 28 SS 10 7 7 66.0 39 13 25 1 7 .974 1 13 5.18 3.80 .963 4.94 4.90
1969 LAD NL 28 2B 23 12 11 129.0 66 27 38 1 9 .985 0 0 4.53 2.83 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 LAD NL 28 SS 3 1 1 10.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 -1 -84 1.80 0.67 .963 4.95 4.90
1969 CHC NL 28 2B 25 23 22 207.1 117 50 64 3 13 .974 -2 -12 4.95 4.56 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 CHC NL 28 SS 7 6 6 56.0 36 13 23 0 7 1.000 1 30 5.79 5.14 .963 4.93 4.90
1969 CHC NL 28 3B 6 5 4 41.0 12 2 9 1 1 .917 -2 -59 2.41 1.83 .946 2.92 2.90
1969 CHC NL 28 CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1969 CHC NL 28 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
1970 CHC NL 29 2B 22 17 16 169.2 101 42 58 1 18 .990 -2 -11 5.30 4.55 .979 5.32 5.30
1970 CHC NL 29 SS 17 9 7 88.0 53 24 27 2 7 .962 -1 -16 5.22 3.00 .965 5.05 5.04
1970 CHC NL 29 3B 16 11 10 109.0 22 9 12 1 1 .955 -4 -40 1.73 1.31 .945 2.91 2.90
1971 CHC NL 30 2B 40 32 31 313.2 196 74 119 3 26 .985 -6 -22 5.54 4.83 .978 5.47 5.46
1971 CHC NL 30 3B 16 12 9 115.1 32 4 27 1 1 .969 0 0 2.42 1.94 .949 2.80 2.80
1971 CHC NL 30 SS 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 0.00 0.00 5.10 5.10
1972 CHC NL 31 2B 36 22 21 225.0 160 59 98 3 22 .981 4 24 6.28 4.36 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 CHC NL 31 SS 8 8 6 69.1 48 18 29 1 8 .979 0 7 6.10 5.88 .967 5.04 5.06
1972 CHC NL 31 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1973 CHC NL 32 2B 84 68 60 607.0 426 171 247 8 53 .981 2 4 6.20 4.98 .980 5.52 5.52
1973 CHC NL 32 SS 9 4 2 50.1 22 8 14 0 5 1.000 -1 -19 3.93 2.44 .961 4.94 4.93
1973 CHC NL 32 3B 1 0 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 1.00 .950 2.88 2.90
1974 PIT NL 33 2B 12 9 8 89.0 53 21 30 2 5 .962 0 7 5.16 4.25 .973 5.47 5.47
1974 PIT NL 33 SS 10 0 0 19.0 11 3 8 0 4 1.000 0 19 5.21 1.10 .961 4.97 4.97
1975 PIT NL 34 2B 8 5 5 57.0 30 16 14 0 2 1.000 1 21 4.74 3.75 .975 5.54 5.54
1975 PIT NL 34 SS 8 0 0 11.2 9 1 7 1 1 .889 -1 -72 6.17 1.00 .963 5.01 4.99
10 Seasons 2B 358 278 253 2615.2 1632 663 939 30 208 .982 2 1 5.51 4.47 .978 5.35 5.35
9 Seasons SS 139 89 71 852.2 485 166 306 13 64 .973 -1 -2 4.98 3.40 .963 4.99 4.99
7 Seasons 3B 49 28 23 284.0 69 16 50 3 3 .957 -6 -26 2.09 1.35 .947 2.87 2.88
1 Season OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
1 Season CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
11 Seasons TOT 547 395 347 3754.1 2187 846 1295 46 275 .979 -6 -2 5.13 3.91 .973 5.08 5.03
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

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1967 NL  4 (5th)
1973 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1973 NL  6.20 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Paul Edward Paul poison Popovich

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