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Bobby Richardson

Robert Clinton Richardson

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 19, 1935 in Sumter, SC
High School: Edmunds HS (Sumter, SC)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 1955 (Age 19.351)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1955-1966
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 31.044)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1229. Gene Moore… #1230. Alex Johnson… #1231. Mike Macfarlane… #1232. BOBBY RICHARDSON… #1233. Steve Buechele… #1234. Marcus Giles… #1235. Jeff Francoeur… 

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
1955 19 NYY AL 11 29 26 2 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 /46
1956 20 NYY AL 5 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -23 1 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1957 ★ 21 NYY AL 97 320 305 36 78 11 1 0 19 1 3 9 26 .256 .274 .298 .573 58 91 9 0 3 3 3 4 AS
1958 22 NYY AL 73 195 182 18 45 6 2 0 14 1 3 8 5 .247 .276 .302 .578 62 55 1 0 3 2 0 45/6
1959 ★ 23 NYY AL 134 507 469 53 141 18 6 2 33 5 5 26 20 .301 .335 .377 .713 99 177 3 0 10 3 3 *465 AS,MVP-18
1960 24 NYY AL 150 507 460 45 116 12 3 1 26 6 6 35 19 .252 .303 .298 .601 67 137 7 0 9 3 6 *45
1961 25 NYY AL 162 704 662 80 173 17 5 3 49 9 7 30 23 .261 .295 .316 .610 67 209 15 2 10 2 1 *4 MVP-24,GG
1962 ★ 26 NYY AL 161 754 692 99 209 38 5 8 59 11 9 37 24 .302 .337 .406 .743 101 281 13 1 20 4 1 *4 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 ★ 27 NYY AL 151 668 630 72 167 20 6 3 48 15 1 25 22 .265 .294 .330 .624 76 208 8 2 8 3 0 *4 AS,MVP-10,GG
1964 ★ 28 NYY AL 159 728 679 90 181 25 4 4 50 11 2 28 36 .267 .294 .333 .626 73 226 15 0 16 5 1 *4/6 AS,MVP-17,GG
1965 ★ 29 NYY AL 160 713 664 76 164 28 2 6 47 7 5 37 39 .247 .287 .322 .609 74 214 11 1 9 2 4 *4 AS,MVP-20,GG
1966 ★ 30 NYY AL 149 648 610 71 153 21 3 7 42 6 6 25 28 .251 .280 .330 .610 79 201 17 1 9 3 1 *4/5 AS
12 Yrs 1412 5780 5386 643 1432 196 37 34 390 73 48 262 243 .266 .299 .335 .634 77 1804 100 7 98 30 20
162 Game Avg. 162 663 618 74 164 22 4 4 45 8 6 30 28 .266 .299 .335 .634 77 207 11 1 11 3 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
1955 19 NYY AL 11 29 -4 -0 -0 -4 0 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .432 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -3 /46
1956 20 NYY AL 5 7 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /4
1957 ★ 21 NYY AL 97 320 -15 -0 -1 8 3 -6 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .493 .496 -0.6 1.1 -4 4 AS
1958 22 NYY AL 73 195 -9 0 1 3 2 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .496 .498 -0.1 0.6 -0 45/6
1959 ★ 23 NYY AL 134 507 1 1 3 -1 4 8 0.6 16 23 2.2 .506 .505 2.4 0.2 24 *465 AS,MVP-18
1960 24 NYY AL 150 507 -16 1 2 2 4 -6 -0.9 16 9 0.7 .495 .496 0.5 0.6 7 *45
1961 25 NYY AL 162 704 -23 2 -0 -7 4 -24 -2.8 21 -3 -0.7 .484 .484 0.2 -0.4 4 *4 MVP-24,GG
1962 ★ 26 NYY AL 161 754 5 -0 1 3 4 13 1.1 21 34 3.2 .509 .509 3.1 0.6 31 *4 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 ★ 27 NYY AL 151 668 -16 3 1 15 4 7 0.6 20 27 2.5 .506 .505 1.0 2.0 11 *4 AS,MVP-10,GG
1964 ★ 28 NYY AL 159 728 -21 4 1 0 4 -11 -1.6 21 10 0.4 .492 .492 0.7 0.4 9 *4/6 AS,MVP-17,GG
1965 ★ 29 NYY AL 160 713 -21 -1 0 -9 4 -26 -3.0 21 -5 -1.0 .482 .482 0.1 -0.5 4 *4 AS,MVP-20,GG
1966 ★ 30 NYY AL 149 648 -13 1 -1 3 4 -6 -1.1 20 14 1.0 .495 .495 1.0 0.6 11 *4/5 AS
12 Seasons 1412 5780 -134 11 6 14 40 -63 -9.0 172 109 8.1 .495 .496 8.1 4.8 94

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
1957 21 NYY AL WS MLN L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 22 NYY AL WS MLN W 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 MVP 24 NYY AL WS PIT L 7 31 30 8 11 2 2 1 12 0 0 1 1 .367 .387 .667 1.054 20 0 0 0 0 0
1961 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS CIN W 5 23 23 2 9 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .391 .391 .435 .826 10 0 0 0 0 0
1962 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS SFG W 7 30 27 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .148 .233 .148 .381 4 1 0 0 0 0
1963 27 NYY AL WS LAD L 4 16 14 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .286 .552 4 0 0 1 0 0
1964 28 NYY AL WS STL L 7 33 32 3 13 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 .406 .406 .469 .875 15 1 0 1 0 0
7 Yrs (7 Series) 36 138 131 16 40 6 2 1 15 2 1 5 7 .305 .331 .405 .735 53 2 0 2 0 0
7 WS 36 138 131 16 40 6 2 1 15 2 1 5 7 .305 .331 .405 .735 53 2 0 2 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
1955 NYY AL 19 2B 6 6 6 54.0 22 12 7 3 1 .864 -3 -73 3.17 3.17 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 NYY AL 19 SS 4 0 0 7.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -34 5.14 1.00 .960 4.89 4.90
1956 NYY AL 20 2B 5 2 2 23.0 19 15 4 0 2 1.000 -1 -52 7.43 3.80 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 NYY AL 21 2B 93 83 67 733.2 438 206 223 9 60 .979 8 12 5.26 4.61 .980 5.39 5.41 AS
1958 NYY AL 22 2B 51 42 37 378.2 220 104 110 6 35 .973 1 2 5.09 4.20 .978 5.26 5.21
1958 NYY AL 22 3B 13 9 5 79.1 36 8 27 1 3 .972 3 45 3.97 2.69 .951 3.11 3.08
1958 NYY AL 22 SS 2 1 1 9.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -0 -27 7.00 3.50 .964 5.00 4.90
1959 NYY AL 23 2B 109 107 96 949.2 565 256 292 17 85 .970 0 1 5.19 5.03 .976 5.29 5.25 AS,MVP-18
1959 NYY AL 23 SS 14 13 9 109.0 57 11 41 5 9 .912 -0 -4 4.29 3.71 .959 4.87 4.84 AS,MVP-18
1959 NYY AL 23 3B 12 0 0 25.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -52 1.78 0.42 .952 3.20 3.19 AS,MVP-18
1960 NYY AL 24 2B 141 133 100 1123.0 667 312 337 18 103 .973 2 2 5.20 4.60 .979 5.46 5.45
1960 NYY AL 24 3B 11 5 2 56.0 19 6 13 0 0 1.000 1 21 3.05 1.73 .952 3.13 3.14
1961 NYY AL 25 2B 161 160 152 1405.1 807 413 376 18 136 .978 -7 -6 5.05 4.90 .978 5.24 5.18 MVP-24,GG
1962 NYY AL 26 2B 161 161 155 1440.1 844 378 451 15 116 .982 3 2 5.18 5.15 .980 5.25 5.24 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 NYY AL 27 2B 150 150 147 1337.0 771 335 424 12 105 .984 15 14 5.11 5.06 .980 5.08 5.09 AS,MVP-10,GG
1964 NYY AL 28 2B 157 156 153 1429.2 825 400 410 15 108 .982 0 0 5.10 5.16 .980 5.17 5.16 AS,MVP-17,GG
1964 NYY AL 28 SS 1 0 0 5.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 0 48 9.00 5.00 .968 4.86 4.80 AS,MVP-17,GG
1965 NYY AL 29 2B 158 157 153 1403.2 790 372 403 15 121 .981 -9 -7 4.97 4.91 .978 5.07 5.06 AS,MVP-20,GG
1966 NYY AL 30 2B 147 144 142 1270.1 745 322 408 15 91 .980 3 3 5.17 4.97 .975 5.09 5.09 AS
1966 NYY AL 30 3B 2 1 0 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -45 2.25 1.00 .955 3.04 3.05 AS
12 Seasons 2B 1339 1301 1210 11548.1 6713 3125 3445 143 963 .979 12 1 5.12 4.91 .978 5.21 5.20
4 Seasons 3B 38 15 7 168.2 62 16 45 1 3 .984 3 18 3.25 1.61 .952 3.13 3.13
4 Seasons SS 21 14 10 130.0 74 18 50 6 11 .919 -1 -6 4.71 3.24 .960 4.88 4.86
12 Seasons TOT 1398 1330 1227 11847.0 6849 3159 3540 150 977 .978 14 1 5.09 4.79 .978 5.18 5.14
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.
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  • 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
1972 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 AL (18, 3%)
1961 AL (24, 0%)
1962 AL (2, 54%)
1963 AL (10, 15%)
1964 AL (17, 3%)
1965 AL (20, 2%)
0.77 Career Shares (318th)

Gold Gloves
1961 AL (2B)
1962 AL (2B)
1963 AL (2B)
1964 AL (2B)
1965 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
1963 AL  2.0 (2nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1959 AL  .301 (6th)
1962 AL  .302 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1960 AL  150 (9th)
1961 AL  162 (3rd)
1962 AL  161 (3rd)
1964 AL  159 (10th)
1965 AL  160 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1961 AL  662 (3rd)
1962 AL  692 (1st)
1963 AL  630 (1st)
1964 AL  679 (1st)
1965 AL  664 (2nd)
1966 AL  610 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1961 AL  704 (6th)
1962 AL  754 (1st)
1963 AL  668 (4th)
1964 AL  728 (2nd)
1965 AL  713 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1962 AL  99 (4th)
1964 AL  90 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1961 AL  173 (5th)
1962 AL  209 (1st)
1963 AL  167 (7th)
1964 AL  181 (3rd)
1965 AL  164 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1962 AL  281 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1962 AL  38 (4th)
1965 AL  28 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1959 AL  6 (7th)
1963 AL  6 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1963 AL  15 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1959 AL  115 (8th)
1961 AL  148 (1st)
1962 AL  158 (1st)
1963 AL  138 (2nd)
1964 AL  148 (1st)
1965 AL  128 (2nd)
1966 AL  122 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1959 AL  10 (7th)
1960 AL  9 (9th)
1961 AL  10 (7th)
1962 AL  20 (1st)
1964 AL  16 (1st)
1965 AL  9 (10th)
1966 AL  9 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1960 AL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1966 AL  17 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1959 AL  5 (9th)
1960 AL  6 (5th)
1961 AL  7 (9th)
1962 AL  9 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
1963 AL  93.75 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1959 AL  23.5 (3rd)
1960 AL  24.2 (3rd)
1961 AL  28.8 (3rd)
1962 AL  28.8 (2nd)
1963 AL  28.6 (2nd)
1964 AL  18.9 (1st)
1965 AL  17.0 (1st)
1966 AL  21.8 (1st)
Career  22.2 (84th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1961 AL  523 (1st)
1962 AL  529 (1st)
1963 AL  483 (2nd)
1964 AL  536 (1st)
1965 AL  527 (1st)
1966 AL  492 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1966 AL  410 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1963 AL  15 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  93 (5th)
1959 AL  109 (4th)
1960 AL  141 (4th)
1961 AL  161 (2nd)
1962 AL  161 (1st)
1963 AL  150 (3rd)
1964 AL  157 (3rd)
1965 AL  158 (1st)
1966 AL  147 (2nd)
Career  1,339 (56th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  206 (5th)
1959 AL  256 (5th)
1961 AL  413 (1st)
1962 AL  378 (2nd)
1963 AL  335 (3rd)
1964 AL  400 (1st)
1965 AL  372 (2nd)
1966 AL  322 (2nd)
Career  3,125 (54th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  223 (5th)
1959 AL  292 (4th)
1961 AL  376 (5th)
1962 AL  451 (3rd)
1963 AL  424 (3rd)
1964 AL  410 (3rd)
1965 AL  403 (2nd)
1966 AL  408 (2nd)
Career  3,445 (80th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  17 (2nd)
1960 AL  18 (2nd)
1961 AL  18 (2nd)
1962 AL  15 (3rd)
1963 AL  12 (4th)
1964 AL  15 (4th)
1965 AL  15 (3rd)
1966 AL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  60 (5th)
1959 AL  85 (3rd)
1960 AL  103 (3rd)
1961 AL  136 (1st)
1962 AL  116 (1st)
1963 AL  105 (1st)
1964 AL  108 (2nd)
1965 AL  121 (1st)
1966 AL  91 (2nd)
Career  963 (32nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  8 (3rd)
1963 AL  15 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1957 AL  5.26 (5th)
1959 AL  5.19 (4th)
1963 AL  5.11 (5th)
1966 AL  5.17 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  5.03 (4th)
1962 AL  5.15 (5th)
1963 AL  5.06 (3rd)
1964 AL  5.16 (4th)
1965 AL  4.91 (5th)
1966 AL  4.97 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  .970 (4th)
1961 AL  .978 (4th)
1963 AL  .984 (4th)
1964 AL  .982 (4th)
1965 AL  .981 (5th)
1966 AL  .980 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 6 (354), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 48 (530), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 69 (285), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1467), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (196th), 8.1 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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