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John Powers

John Calvin Powers

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 8, 1929 in Birmingham, AL
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1955 (Age 26.078)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Redlegs/Orioles/Indians 1955-1960

Final Game: May 31, 1960 (Age 30.328)
Died: September 25, 2001 in Birmingham, AL
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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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
1955 25 PIT NL 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1956 26 PIT NL 11 22 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .048 .091 .048 .139 -61 1 2 0 0 0 0 /79
1957 27 PIT NL 20 44 35 7 10 3 0 2 8 0 0 5 9 .286 .409 .543 .952 157 19 0 3 0 1 0 /79
1958 28 PIT NL 57 90 82 6 15 1 0 2 2 0 0 8 19 .183 .256 .268 .524 41 22 3 0 0 0 0 9/7
1959 29 CIN NL 43 47 43 8 11 2 1 2 4 0 0 3 13 .256 .319 .488 .808 109 21 0 1 0 0 0 /79
1960 30 TOT AL 18 35 30 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 .133 .257 .233 .490 35 7 1 0 0 0 0 /97
1960 30 BAL AL 10 21 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .238 .111 .349 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1960 30 CLE AL 8 14 12 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .286 .417 .702 91 5 1 0 0 0 0 /79
6 Yrs 151 242 215 26 42 7 2 6 14 0 0 22 48 .195 .281 .330 .611 64 71 6 4 0 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 260 231 28 45 8 2 6 15 0 0 24 51 .195 .281 .330 .611 64 76 6 4 0 1 0
PIT (4 yrs) 90 160 142 13 27 4 0 4 10 0 0 14 32 .190 .275 .303 .578 56 43 5 3 0 1 0
CLE (1 yr) 8 14 12 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .286 .417 .702 91 5 1 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 43 47 43 8 11 2 1 2 4 0 0 3 13 .256 .319 .488 .808 109 21 0 1 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 10 21 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .238 .111 .349 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 133 207 185 21 38 6 1 6 14 0 0 17 45 .205 .285 .346 .631 68 64 5 4 0 1 0
AL (1 yr) 18 35 30 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 .133 .257 .233 .490 35 7 1 0 0 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
1955 25 PIT NL 2 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .487 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /9
1956 26 PIT NL 11 22 -5 0 -0 1 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .454 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 /79
1957 27 PIT NL 20 44 3 0 0 1 -0 4 0.4 2 5 0.6 .520 .502 0.4 0.1 4 /79
1958 28 PIT NL 57 90 -6 -0 -1 1 -1 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.4 0.0 -4 9/7
1959 29 CIN NL 43 47 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /79
1960 30 BAL AL 10 21 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /9
1960 30 CLE AL 8 14 -0 0 -0 1 -0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /79
6 Seasons 151 242 -10 1 -1 3 -2 -9 -1.1 9 -0 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3
PIT (4 yrs) 90 160 -8 -0 -1 3 -1 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.5 0.1 -4
CLE (1 yr) 8 14 -0 0 -0 1 -0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0
CIN (1 yr) 43 47 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
BAL (1 yr) 10 21 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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
1955 PIT NL 25 OF 2 2 1 13.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.77 2.00 .978 2.28 2.30
1955 PIT NL 25 RF 2 2 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.08 1.50 .973 2.01 1.95
1956 PIT NL 26 OF 5 3 2 35.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 24 2.31 1.80 .977 2.29 2.24
1956 PIT NL 26 LF 4 2 1 26.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 32 2.77 2.00 .972 2.08 2.05
1956 PIT NL 26 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00 .970 2.00 2.00
1957 PIT NL 27 OF 9 6 6 66.1 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 1 20 2.04 1.67 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 PIT NL 27 LF 4 3 3 38.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.42 1.50 .978 2.04 2.05
1957 PIT NL 27 RF 4 3 3 28.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 55 3.18 2.50 .972 1.97 2.00
1958 PIT NL 28 OF 14 12 9 104.0 28 27 1 0 0 1.000 1 9 2.42 2.00 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 PIT NL 28 RF 12 11 8 89.0 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 1 8 2.33 1.92 .978 2.02 2.01
1958 PIT NL 28 LF 3 1 1 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 16 1.20 0.67 .975 2.04 2.00
1959 CIN NL 29 OF 5 2 2 22.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 1.61 0.80 .978 2.22 2.20
1959 CIN NL 29 LF 4 1 1 13.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -90 0.68 0.25 .970 2.02 2.00
1959 CIN NL 29 RF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 80 3.00 3.00 .977 2.00 1.90
1960 TOT AL 30 OF 9 5 2 48.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 0 10 2.44 1.44 .982 2.25 2.24
1960 TOT AL 30 RF 7 4 1 34.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 -0 -7 2.38 1.29 .974 1.96 1.94
1960 BAL AL 30 OF 4 4 1 28.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -26 1.61 1.25 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BAL AL 30 RF 4 4 1 28.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -26 1.61 1.25 .973 1.96 1.95
1960 CLE AL 30 OF 5 1 1 20.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 3.60 1.60 .982 2.25 2.24
1960 CLE AL 30 LF 3 1 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 51 2.57 1.33 .985 2.12 2.13
1960 CLE AL 30 RF 3 0 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 6.00 1.33 .975 1.95 1.93
6 Seasons OF 44 30 22 288.2 74 71 2 1 0 .986 3 12 2.28 1.66 .980 2.27 2.26
6 Seasons RF 27 22 15 182.1 50 48 1 1 0 .980 2 16 2.42 1.81 .975 2.00 1.98
5 Seasons LF 18 8 7 106.1 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.78 1.17 .977 2.06 2.04
6 Seasons TOT 44 30 22 288.2 74 71 2 1 0 .986 3 12 2.28 1.66 .980 2.27 2.26
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

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