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Bob Purkey

Robert Thomas Purkey

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 14, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: South Hills HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1954 (Age 24.274, 8,691st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Pirates/Redlegs/Cardinals 1954-1966

Last Game: July 26, 1966 (Age 37.012)
Died: March 16, 2008 in Allegheny County, PA
Buried: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, PA
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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
1954 24 PIT NL 36 32 26 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 12 .077 .200 .115 .315 -14 3 0 0 3 0 1
1955 25 PIT NL 14 22 19 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 4 .316 .316 .474 .789 108 9 0 0 3 0 0 1
1956 26 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 27 PIT NL 48 52 45 3 5 0 2 0 6 0 0 3 22 .111 .180 .200 .380 4 9 0 1 2 1 0 1
1958 ★ 28 CIN NL 37 94 81 9 9 2 0 1 4 0 0 6 42 .111 .170 .173 .343 -11 14 0 0 6 1 0 1 AS,MVP-19
1959 29 CIN NL 38 77 66 8 11 2 1 1 6 0 0 6 34 .167 .247 .273 .519 37 18 1 1 4 0 0 1
1960 30 CIN NL 41 96 83 6 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 44 .133 .200 .133 .333 -7 11 1 0 6 0 0 1
1961 ★ 31 CIN NL 36 90 80 6 8 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 32 .100 .133 .163 .295 -22 13 2 1 7 0 0 1 AS
1962 ★ 32 CIN NL 37 119 107 9 11 2 0 2 3 0 0 4 56 .103 .134 .178 .311 -18 19 0 0 7 1 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-8
1963 33 CIN NL 21 49 41 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 22 .098 .174 .098 .271 -20 4 1 0 3 1 0 1
1964 34 CIN NL 34 69 58 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 33 .052 .082 .052 .134 -62 3 0 1 8 1 0 1
1965 35 STL NL 32 43 35 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 21 .029 .056 .029 .084 -76 1 0 0 7 0 0 1
1966 36 PIT NL 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Yrs 387 747 645 53 71 9 3 6 42 0 0 38 325 .110 .163 .161 .325 -12 104 5 4 56 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 313 270 22 30 4 1 3 18 0 0 16 136 .110 .163 .161 .325 -12 44 2 2 23 2
CIN (7 yrs) 244 594 516 44 57 8 1 5 25 0 0 30 263 .110 .163 .159 .322 -13 82 5 3 41 4 0
PIT (5 yrs) 111 110 94 6 13 1 2 1 14 0 0 7 41 .138 .204 .223 .427 15 21 0 1 8 1 0
STL (1 yr) 32 43 35 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 21 .029 .056 .029 .084 -76 1 0 0 7 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
1954 24 PIT NL 36 32 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1955 25 PIT NL 14 22 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .518 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1956 26 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1957 27 PIT NL 48 52 -5 -1 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1958 ★ 28 CIN NL 37 94 -14 -0 1 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1 AS,MVP-19
1959 29 CIN NL 38 77 -7 -0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1960 30 CIN NL 41 96 -12 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1961 ★ 31 CIN NL 36 90 -15 -0 -0 0 10 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1 AS
1962 ★ 32 CIN NL 37 119 -18 0 1 0 14 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-8
1963 33 CIN NL 21 49 -6 0 -0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1964 34 CIN NL 34 69 -13 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1965 35 STL NL 32 43 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1966 36 PIT NL 11 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
13 Seasons 387 747 -104 0 1 0 85 -17 -2.0 0 -17 -2.0 .495 .499 -1.9 -0.0 -17
CIN (7 yrs) 244 594 -84 0 1 0 68 -15 -1.6 0 -15 -1.6 .494 .499 -1.6 0.0 -15
PIT (5 yrs) 111 110 -11 -1 0 0 12 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1
STL (1 yr) 32 43 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4

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
1954 24 PIT NL 32 27 1 1.0 107 .143 .077 .272 .200 .343 .115 .420 .315 .763 -14 .053 -4.4 -0.4 .292 .192 .038
1955 25 PIT NL 22 16 3 5.0 104 .357 .316 .263 .316 .334 .474 .417 .789 .751 108 .532 0.1 0.0 .692 .158 .158 .0
1957 27 PIT NL 52 43 2 1.3 100 .208 .111 .265 .180 .328 .200 .410 .380 .738 4 .084 -6.4 -0.6 .325 .156 .089
1958 28 CIN NL 94 79 3 1.0 111 .205 .111 .277 .170 .346 .173 .432 .343 .778 -11 .058 -13.6 -1.4 .278 .136 .062 .0
1959 29 CIN NL 77 60 5 2.2 108 .323 .167 .274 .247 .340 .273 .424 .519 .764 37 .209 -6.4 -0.6 .446 .197 .106 .0
1960 30 CIN NL 96 79 3 1.0 101 .282 .133 .265 .200 .332 .133 .407 .333 .739 -7 .065 -12.6 -1.3 .247 .084 .000
1961 31 CIN NL 90 81 2 0.7 107 .149 .100 .271 .133 .338 .163 .422 .295 .760 -22 .027 -14.4 -1.4 .216 .088 .063 .0
1962 32 CIN NL 119 104 3 0.8 107 .180 .103 .275 .134 .343 .178 .417 .311 .760 -18 .037 -18.7 -1.9 .240 .112 .075 .0
1963 33 CIN NL 49 42 1 0.6 92 .200 .098 .258 .174 .320 .098 .385 .271 .705 -20 .035 -6.4 -0.7 .211 .098 .000
1964 34 CIN NL 69 64 1 0.4 96 .115 .052 .267 .082 .325 .052 .396 .134 .721 -62 .015 -12.7 -1.4 .091 .017 .000
1965 35 STL NL 43 41 0 0.0 101 .071 .029 .268 .056 .333 .029 .405 .084 .738 -76 .000 -8.6 -0.9 .059 .029 .000
1966 36 PIT NL 4 4 0 0.0 96 .000 .000 .265 .000 .324 .000 .399 .000 .722 -100 .000 -1.1 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
13 Yrs 747 640 24 1.0 104 .204 .110 .270 .163 .336 .161 .414 .325 .750 -12 .062 -105.2 -10.8 .252 .110 .051 .0
162 Game Avg. 313 268 10 1.0 104 .204 .110 .270 .163 .336 .161 .414 .325 .750 -12 .062 -105.2 -10.8 .252 .110 .051
CIN (7 yrs) 594 509 18 0.9 104 .206 .110 .271 .163 .336 .159 .415 .322 .751 -13 .056 -84.8 -8.7 .248 .107 .048 .0
PIT (5 yrs) 110 90 6 1.8 103 .226 .138 .266 .204 .333 .223 .414 .427 .747 15 .148 -11.8 -1.2 .358 .160 .085 .0
STL (1 yr) 43 41 0 0.0 101 .071 .029 .268 .056 .333 .029 .405 .084 .738 -76 -8.6 -0.9 .059 .029 .000

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 31 CIN NL WS NYY L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 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
1958 CIN NL 28 DNP
1961 CIN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 CIN NL 31 as P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 CIN NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 CIN NL 32 DNP
3 Yrs (3 GP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1954 24 PIT NL 32 0.0% 37.5% 12.5% 3.1% 50% 3.00 2.2 6.5 0.20 44%
1955 25 PIT NL 22 4.6% 18.2% 0.0% 4.6% 17% 4.8 19.0 4.8 1.67 64%
1957 27 PIT NL 52 0.0% 42.3% 5.8% 3.9% 40% 7.33 2.0 7.5 1.57 46%
1958 28 CIN NL 94 1.1% 44.7% 6.4% 3.2% 33% 7.00 1.9 81.0 20.3 1.50 41%
1959 29 CIN NL 77 1.3% 44.2% 7.8% 5.2% 36% 5.67 1.9 66.0 11.0 2.25 40%
1960 30 CIN NL 96 0.0% 45.8% 7.3% 0.0% 0% 6.29 1.9 16.6 1.06 41%
1961 31 CIN NL 90 1.1% 35.6% 2.2% 3.3% 38% 16.00 2.5 80.0 20.0 1.33 52%
1962 32 CIN NL 119 1.7% 47.1% 3.4% 3.4% 36% 14.00 1.9 53.5 35.7 0.73 42%
1963 33 CIN NL 49 0.0% 44.9% 8.2% 0.0% 0% 5.50 1.9 20.5 0.90 41%
1964 34 CIN NL 69 0.0% 47.8% 1.5% 0.0% 0% 33.00 1.8 58.0 1.58 38%
1965 35 STL NL 43 0.0% 48.8% 2.3% 0.0% 0% 21.00 1.7 11.7 0.90 33%
1966 36 PIT NL 4 0.0% 75.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3 0.00 25%
13 Yrs 747 0.8% 43.5% 5.1% 2.4% 25% 8.55 2.0 107.5 15.4 1.18 43%
MLB Averages 2.3% 13.7% 8.6% 6.5% 29% 1.60 6.5 38.7 8.5 1.04 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1954 24 PIT NL -4.4 -0.4 13 -0.3 0.0 -0.4 1.36 -0.2 -0.0 -3.0 -0.3 1.08 -2.9 0
1955 25 PIT NL 0.1 0.0 17 -0.0 0.3 -0.3 .90 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.95 0.7 0
1956 26 PIT NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1957 27 PIT NL -6.4 -0.6 50 -0.2 0.5 -0.8 .90 -0.4 0.1 -4.5 -0.5 1.04 -4.4 0
1958 28 CIN NL -13.6 -1.4 94 -1.1 0.8 -1.9 .98 -1.0 -0.2 -12.6 -1.2 0.93 -11.2 0
1959 29 CIN NL -6.4 -0.6 78 -1.1 0.7 -1.7 1.03 -0.7 -0.4 -6.8 -0.7 0.98 -7.2 0
1960 30 CIN NL -12.6 -1.3 96 -0.8 0.7 -1.5 .85 -1.2 0.2 -10.0 -1.0 0.95 -12.6 0
1961 31 CIN NL -14.4 -1.4 90 -1.2 0.7 -1.9 .94 -1.4 0.2 -15.4 -1.5 0.92 -16.0 0
1962 32 CIN NL -18.7 -1.9 119 -1.3 0.8 -2.1 .82 -1.6 0.1 -18.4 -1.8 0.94 -17.3 0
1963 33 CIN NL -6.4 -0.7 50 -0.6 0.4 -0.9 .99 -0.6 0.0 -5.8 -0.6 1.01 -5.8 0
1964 34 CIN NL -12.7 -1.4 69 -1.1 0.1 -1.3 .78 -1.4 -0.1 -14.5 -1.5 1.00 -13.7 0
1965 35 STL NL -8.6 -0.9 44 -0.4 0.3 -0.6 .78 -0.7 0.3 -6.4 -0.6 1.00 -7.8 0
1966 36 PIT NL -1.1 -0.1 4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 2.17 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 0.87 -1.1 5.39 1
13 Yrs -105.2 -10.8 724 -8.3 5.3 -13.6 .91 -9.1 0.0 -98.0 -9.9 0.97 -99.2 5.39 1

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
1954 24 PIT NL 0 0 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 25 PIT NL 0 0 0% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 27 PIT NL 2 0 33% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 75% 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
1958 28 CIN NL 1 0 57% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38% 4 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 2
1959 29 CIN NL 0 0 41% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 5 3 2 0 0 0 3 3 0
1960 30 CIN NL 1 0 33% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1961 31 CIN NL 1 0 50% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0% 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1962 32 CIN NL 3 0 54% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 33% 6 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
1963 33 CIN NL 2 0 38% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
1964 34 CIN NL 1 0 60% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40% 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
1965 35 STL NL 1 0 150% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1966 36 PIT NL 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
13 Yrs 12 0 44% 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 8 35% 28 20 8 5 5 0 13 5 8

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
1954 24 PIT NL 13 8% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 300% 5 0 0% 4 1 25% 9 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 19
1955 25 PIT NL 17 65% 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 150% 3 0 0% 3 1 33% 11 2 18% 0 0 1 1 100% 5
1957 27 PIT NL 49 24% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 8 0 0% 8 3 38% 38 6 16% 6 4 67% 2 1 50% 3
1958 28 CIN NL 94 33% 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 11 6 55% 16 0 0% 20 5 25% 54 3 6% 4 1 25% 4 1 25% 0
1959 29 CIN NL 77 36% 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 4 80% 14 1 7% 14 4 29% 52 5 10% 4 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
1960 30 CIN NL 96 35% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 19 1 5% 17 4 24% 63 6 10% 2 1 50% 4 1 25% 0
1961 31 CIN NL 90 28% 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 8 7 88% 14 2 14% 15 5 33% 53 3 6% 3 1 33% 2 0 0% 0
1962 32 CIN NL 119 24% 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 9 7 78% 22 0 0% 24 4 17% 72 3 4% 7 1 14% 5 3 60% 0
1963 33 CIN NL 49 47% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 6 1 17% 9 2 22% 35 4 11% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
1964 34 CIN NL 69 25% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 80% 15 0 0% 22 4 18% 47 1 2% 4 1 25% 3 1 33% 0
1965 35 STL NL 43 37% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 11 0 0% 11 2 18% 32 3 9% 4 2 50% 2 1 50% 0
1966 36 PIT NL 4 50% 0 1 0 0 0 5.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
13 Yrs 720 32% 71 1 0 0 0 5.39 6 1 22 4 2 3 3 0 69 56 81% 133 5 4% 147 35 24% 469 36 8% 37 12 32% 27 11 41% 27
MLB Averages 50% 77% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%

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
1954 24 36 32 26 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 12 .077 .200 .115 .315 -14 3 0 0 3 0
1955 25 50 54 45 3 8 1 0 1 8 0 0 4 16 .178 .245 .267 .512 36 12 0 0 6 0 0
1956 26 52 54 45 3 8 1 0 1 8 0 0 4 16 .178 .245 .267 .512 36 12 0 0 6 0 0
1957 27 100 106 90 6 13 1 2 1 14 0 0 7 38 .144 .212 .233 .445 20 21 0 1 8 1 0
1958 28 137 200 171 15 22 3 2 2 18 0 0 13 80 .129 .193 .205 .397 5 35 0 1 14 2 0
1959 29 175 277 237 23 33 5 3 3 24 0 0 19 114 .139 .208 .224 .431 14 53 1 2 18 2 0
1960 30 216 373 320 29 44 5 3 3 29 0 0 26 158 .138 .206 .200 .406 9 64 2 2 24 2 0
1961 31 252 463 400 35 52 7 3 4 33 0 0 28 190 .130 .192 .193 .384 3 77 4 3 31 2 0
1962 32 289 582 507 44 63 9 3 6 36 0 0 32 246 .124 .180 .189 .369 -2 96 4 3 38 3 0
1963 33 310 631 548 47 67 9 3 6 38 0 0 36 268 .122 .179 .182 .362 -3 100 5 3 41 4 0
1964 34 344 700 606 50 70 9 3 6 39 0 0 37 301 .116 .170 .170 .340 -8 103 5 4 49 5 0
1965 35 376 743 641 53 71 9 3 6 42 0 0 38 322 .111 .164 .162 .326 -12 104 5 4 56 5 0
1966 36 387 747 645 53 71 9 3 6 42 0 0 38 325 .110 .163 .161 .325 -12 104 5 4 56 5 0

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
1954 24 38 37 28 4 3 2 0 0 7 0 6 13 .107 .265 .179 .443 1 36
1955 25 15 24 21 1 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 .333 .333 .476 .810 3 14
1957 27 50 56 48 4 6 0 2 0 8 0 4 23 .125 .204 .208 .412 2 48
1958 28 39 98 85 8 9 2 0 1 3 0 6 44 .106 .163 .165 .328 2 37
1959 29 40 79 68 8 11 2 1 1 6 0 6 36 .162 .240 .265 .505 4 38
1960 30 43 99 86 6 11 0 0 0 5 0 7 46 .128 .194 .128 .321 2 41
1961 31 38 94 84 8 9 2 0 1 5 0 2 33 .107 .138 .167 .305 2 36
1962 32 37 118 106 7 10 2 0 2 2 0 4 56 .094 .126 .170 .296 2 37
1963 33 21 51 42 4 5 0 0 0 3 0 5 22 .119 .208 .119 .327 1 21
1964 34 34 69 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33 .000 .033 .000 .033 0 34
1965 35 32 43 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .000 .028 .000 .028 0 32
1966 36 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 11
12 Yrs 398 772 665 50 71 10 3 6 43 0 42 334 .107 .163 .158 .321 19 385
162 Game Avg. 162 314 271 20 29 4 1 2 18 0 17 136 .107 .163 .158 .321 8 385



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 NL (19, 1%)
1962 NL (8, 12%)
0.13 Career Shares (875th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1962 ML (3, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (235th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1962 May NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1962 NL  7.1 (5th)

                                         

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