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Ron Samford

Ronald Edward Samford

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 156 lb.

Born: February 28, 1930 in Dallas, TX
High School: Adamson HS (Dallas, TX)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1954 (Age 24.046)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Tigers/Giants 1954-1959

Final Game: September 23, 1959 (Age 29.207)
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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
1954 24 NYG NL 12 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 /4
1955 25 DET AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1957 27 DET AL 54 99 91 6 20 1 2 0 5 1 0 6 15 .220 .276 .275 .550 49 25 1 1 1 0 0 64/5
1959 29 WSH AL 91 255 237 23 53 13 0 5 22 1 0 11 29 .224 .262 .342 .604 65 81 10 2 3 2 0 64
4 Yrs 158 360 334 31 73 14 2 5 27 2 1 17 46 .219 .261 .317 .579 58 106 12 3 4 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 369 342 32 75 14 2 5 28 2 1 17 47 .219 .261 .317 .579 58 109 12 3 4 2
DET (2 yrs) 55 100 92 6 20 1 2 0 5 1 0 6 16 .217 .273 .272 .544 48 25 1 1 1 0 0
WSH (1 yr) 91 255 237 23 53 13 0 5 22 1 0 11 29 .224 .262 .342 .604 65 81 10 2 3 2 0
NYG (1 yr) 12 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 146 355 329 29 73 14 2 5 27 2 0 17 45 .222 .265 .322 .587 60 106 11 3 4 2 0
NL (1 yr) 12 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 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
1954 24 NYG NL 12 5 -1 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /4
1955 25 DET AL 1 1 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .453 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /6
1957 27 DET AL 54 99 -5 0 0 2 2 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.0 0.5 0 64/5
1959 29 WSH AL 91 255 -11 0 -2 -6 5 -14 -1.6 8 -7 -0.8 .483 .490 -0.1 -0.3 -0 64
4 Seasons 158 360 -18 -0 -2 -4 7 -17 -1.9 11 -6 -0.8 .489 .494 -0.3 0.2 -2
DET (2 yrs) 55 100 -6 0 0 2 2 -1 -0.1 3 3 0.2 .499 .500 -0.0 0.5 0
WSH (1 yr) 91 255 -11 0 -2 -6 5 -14 -1.6 8 -7 -0.8 .483 .490 -0.1 -0.3 -0
NYG (1 yr) 12 5 -1 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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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
1954 NYG NL 24 2B 3 2 0 11.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0 22 4.09 1.67 .976 5.56 5.53
1955 DET AL 25 SS 1 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 2.00 .960 4.95 4.90
1957 DET AL 27 SS 35 20 12 199.2 110 34 72 4 18 .964 3 19 4.78 3.03 .963 5.11 5.13
1957 DET AL 27 2B 11 6 4 56.0 39 17 21 1 5 .974 -0 -6 6.11 3.45 .980 5.38 5.41
1957 DET AL 27 3B 4 0 0 13.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 -0 -37 2.77 1.00 .952 3.25 3.25
1959 WSH AL 29 SS 64 56 47 488.1 284 92 177 15 33 .947 -4 -9 4.96 4.20 .959 4.87 4.84
1959 WSH AL 29 2B 23 11 9 127.2 78 38 37 3 6 .962 -3 -26 5.29 3.26 .976 5.29 5.25
3 Seasons SS 100 76 59 692.0 396 126 251 19 51 .952 -1 -1 4.90 3.77 .960 4.94 4.94
3 Seasons 2B 37 19 13 194.2 122 58 60 4 11 .967 -3 -18 5.46 3.19 .977 5.34 5.32
1 Season 3B 4 0 0 13.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 -0 -37 2.77 1.00 .952 3.25 3.25
4 Seasons TOT 141 95 72 899.2 523 186 313 24 62 .954 -4 -5 4.99 3.54 .964 5.00 4.99
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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