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Rich Reese

Richard Benjamin Reese

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 29, 1941 in Leipsic, OH
High School: Deshler HS (Deshler, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1964 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Tigers 1964-1973

Final Game: September 29, 1973 (Age 32)
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Standard Batting

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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 22 MIN AL 10 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /3
1965 23 MIN AL 14 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .286 .444 .429 .873 145 3 0 0 0 0 1 /37
1966 24 MIN AL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 25 MIN AL 95 110 101 13 25 5 0 4 20 0 0 8 17 .248 .300 .416 .716 102 42 1 0 0 1 2 37
1968 26 MIN AL 126 358 332 40 86 15 2 4 28 3 1 18 36 .259 .301 .352 .654 93 117 6 3 4 2 4 37
1969 27 MIN AL 132 451 419 52 135 24 4 16 69 1 5 23 57 .322 .362 .513 .875 139 215 6 5 1 3 3 *3/7 MVP-29
1970 28 MIN AL 153 564 501 63 131 15 5 10 56 5 4 48 70 .261 .332 .371 .703 92 186 7 7 4 4 5 *3
1971 29 MIN AL 120 359 329 40 72 8 3 10 39 7 4 20 35 .219 .270 .353 .623 74 116 9 5 0 5 2 3/79
1972 30 MIN AL 132 223 197 23 43 3 2 5 26 0 1 25 27 .218 .305 .330 .635 85 65 4 0 0 1 4 37
1973 31 TOT AL 81 140 125 17 18 2 1 3 7 0 0 13 23 .144 .225 .248 .473 30 31 2 0 2 0 1 37/9
1973 31 DET AL 59 110 102 10 14 1 0 2 4 0 0 7 17 .137 .193 .206 .399 10 21 2 0 1 0 1 37/9
1973 31 MIN AL 22 30 23 7 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 6 .174 .345 .435 .780 115 10 0 0 1 0 0 3
10 Yrs 866 2224 2020 248 512 73 17 52 245 16 15 158 270 .253 .312 .384 .695 95 775 36 20 11 16 22
162 Game Avg. 162 416 378 46 96 14 3 10 46 3 3 30 51 .253 .312 .384 .695 95 145 7 4 2 3 4
MIN (10 yrs) 807 2114 1918 238 498 72 17 50 241 16 15 151 253 .260 .318 .393 .711 99 754 34 20 10 16 21
DET (1 yr) 59 110 102 10 14 1 0 2 4 0 0 7 17 .137 .193 .206 .399 10 21 2 0 1 0 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
1964 22 MIN AL 10 7 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .475 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /3
1965 23 MIN AL 14 9 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .497 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /37
1966 24 MIN AL 3 3 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1967 25 MIN AL 95 110 -0 0 1 -1 -2 -2 -0.3 4 1 0.0 .497 .498 0.2 -0.4 2 37
1968 26 MIN AL 126 358 -1 -1 1 1 -5 -4 -0.8 12 8 0.5 .495 .496 0.5 -0.7 7 37
1969 27 MIN AL 132 451 19 -2 1 3 -6 15 1.5 15 30 3.1 .512 .510 2.9 -0.5 27 $15,000 *3/7 MVP-29
1970 28 MIN AL 153 564 -3 -1 2 1 -8 -9 -1.1 19 10 0.9 .494 .494 0.9 -0.8 10 $30,000 *3
1971 29 MIN AL 120 359 -10 -0 0 -8 -5 -24 -2.8 12 -11 -1.5 .477 .483 -0.6 -1.6 -3 $25,000 3/79
1972 30 MIN AL 132 223 -4 -1 0 3 -4 -5 -0.6 8 3 0.2 .495 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -0 $27,000 37
1973 31 DET AL 59 110 -12 1 1 0 -2 -13 -1.4 4 -9 -1.0 .475 .491 -1.1 -0.2 -10 37/9
1973 31 MIN AL 22 30 0 0 0 1 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .508 .501 0.2 0.1 1 3
10 Seasons 866 2224 -13 -4 6 0 -33 -43 -5.6 76 33 2.2 .494 .496 2.7 -4.2 33 $97,000
MIN (10 yrs) 807 2114 -1 -5 5 0 -30 -30 -4.2 72 42 3.2 .495 .497 3.7 -4.0 42 $97,000
DET (1 yr) 59 110 -12 1 1 0 -2 -13 -1.4 4 -9 -1.0 .475 .491 -1.1 -0.2 -10

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
1969 27 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 3 13 12 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .397 2 0 0 0 0 1
1970 28 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 5 21 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .158 .238 .158 .396 3 0 0 0 0 1
2 ALCS 5 21 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .158 .238 .158 .396 3 0 0 0 0 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
1964 MIN AL 22 1B 1 0 0 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 27.00 3.00 .990 9.00 9.40
1965 MIN AL 23 1B 6 0 0 12.0 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 11.25 2.50 .991 9.52 9.53
1965 MIN AL 23 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.90
1965 MIN AL 23 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1967 MIN AL 25 1B 36 4 4 92.0 97 93 3 1 5 .990 -2 -20 9.39 2.67 .991 9.53 9.55
1967 MIN AL 25 LF 10 9 8 79.0 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.71 1.50 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 MIN AL 25 OF 10 9 8 79.0 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.71 1.50 .980 2.05 2.06
1968 MIN AL 26 1B 87 64 59 586.1 664 620 38 6 36 .991 -0 -1 10.10 7.56 .989 9.59 9.54
1968 MIN AL 26 LF 15 13 8 110.0 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 2 17 1.88 1.53 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 MIN AL 26 OF 15 13 8 110.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 2 17 1.80 1.47 .981 2.08 2.07
1969 MIN AL 27 1B 117 95 76 874.2 987 924 56 7 97 .993 3 4 10.08 8.38 .992 9.63 9.62 MVP-29
1969 MIN AL 27 LF 5 3 2 31.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.32 1.60 .978 2.00 2.00 MVP-29
1969 MIN AL 27 OF 5 3 2 31.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 8 1.74 1.20 .978 2.12 2.12 MVP-29
1970 MIN AL 28 1B 146 127 126 1183.1 1210 1118 82 10 94 .992 1 1 9.13 8.22 .991 9.59 9.56
1971 MIN AL 29 1B 95 76 67 692.2 720 673 43 4 71 .994 -5 -9 9.30 7.54 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 MIN AL 29 OF 9 6 5 53.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -61 1.19 0.78 .981 2.24 2.22
1971 MIN AL 29 LF 8 5 5 46.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -57 1.17 0.75 .982 1.94 1.92
1971 MIN AL 29 RF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -86 1.29 1.00 .980 2.06 2.00
1972 MIN AL 30 1B 98 26 23 388.0 427 392 30 5 35 .988 3 10 9.79 4.31 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 MIN AL 30 LF 13 12 4 96.0 28 26 0 2 0 .929 0 4 2.44 2.00 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 MIN AL 30 OF 13 12 4 96.0 29 27 0 2 0 .931 0 4 2.53 2.08 .983 2.22 2.21
1973 TOT AL 31 1B 54 7 6 169.0 183 170 13 0 15 1.000 2 16 9.75 3.39 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 DET AL 31 1B 37 3 3 109.2 113 106 7 0 7 1.000 1 12 9.27 3.05 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 DET AL 31 LF 21 18 6 140.1 28 27 0 1 0 .964 -1 -7 1.73 1.29 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 DET AL 31 OF 21 18 6 141.1 29 28 0 1 0 .966 -1 -7 1.78 1.33 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 DET AL 31 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1973 MIN AL 31 1B 17 4 3 59.1 70 64 6 0 8 1.000 1 24 10.62 4.12 .992 9.86 9.80
9 Seasons 1B 640 399 361 3999.0 4306 4007 266 33 353 .992 1 0 9.62 6.68 .991 9.62 9.61
7 Seasons OF 74 61 33 510.2 108 102 3 3 0 .972 -1 -3 1.85 1.42 .981 2.18 2.17
7 Seasons LF 73 60 33 502.2 108 102 3 3 0 .972 -1 -1 1.88 1.44 .978 1.92 1.92
2 Seasons RF 2 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 1.12 0.50 .980 2.02 2.05
10 Seasons TOT 714 460 394 4509.2 4414 4109 269 36 353 .992 0 0 8.74 6.13 .991 8.78 8.84
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
1979 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 AL (29, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  7 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1969 AL  3.6 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1970 AL  1,118 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  146 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  1,118 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  82 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1968 AL  10.10 (3rd)
1969 AL  10.08 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1969 AL  .993 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (289th), 2.2 career WAR/4.7 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196927Minnesota Twins$15,0001/30/71 TSN
197028Minnesota Twins$30,0001/30/71 TSN
197129Minnesota Twins$25,0001/30/71 TSN
197230Minnesota Twins$27,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$97,000
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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