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Ron Santo

Ronald Edward Santo

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 25, 1940 in Seattle, WA
High School: Franklin HS (Seattle, WA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1960 (Age 20.122)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox 1960-1974

Final Game: September 29, 1974 (Age 34.216)
Died: December 2, 2010 in Scottsdale, AZ
Cremated
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 2012.
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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
1960 20 CHC NL 95 382 347 44 87 24 2 9 44 0 3 31 44 .251 .311 .409 .720 97 142 9 0 2 2 5 5 RoY-4
1961 21 CHC NL 154 655 578 84 164 32 6 23 83 2 3 73 77 .284 .362 .479 .842 122 277 25 0 1 3 7 *5
1962 22 CHC NL 162 679 604 44 137 20 4 17 83 4 1 65 94 .227 .302 .358 .659 74 216 17 2 3 5 5 *5/6
1963 ★ 23 CHC NL 162 687 630 79 187 29 6 25 99 6 4 42 92 .297 .339 .481 .820 128 303 17 4 0 11 7 *5 AS,MVP-8
1964 ★ 24 CHC NL 161 686 592 94 185 33 13 30 114 3 4 86 96 .313 .398 .564 .962 164 334 11 2 0 6 5 *5 AS,MVP-8,GG
1965 ★ 25 CHC NL 164 704 608 88 173 30 4 33 101 3 1 88 109 .285 .378 .510 .888 146 310 12 5 0 3 7 *5 AS,MVP-18,GG
1966 ★ 26 CHC NL 155 672 561 93 175 21 8 30 94 4 5 95 78 .312 .412 .538 .950 161 302 16 6 2 8 7 *5/6 AS,MVP-12,GG
1967 27 CHC NL 161 697 586 107 176 23 4 31 98 1 5 96 103 .300 .395 .512 .906 153 300 17 3 0 12 9 *5 MVP-4,GG
1968 ★ 28 CHC NL 162 682 577 86 142 17 3 26 98 3 4 96 106 .246 .354 .421 .775 126 243 18 3 1 5 7 *5 AS,MVP-24,GG
1969 ★ 29 CHC NL 160 687 575 97 166 18 4 29 123 1 3 96 97 .289 .384 .485 .869 131 279 21 2 0 14 7 *5 AS,MVP-5
1970 30 CHC NL 154 655 555 83 148 30 4 26 114 2 0 92 108 .267 .369 .476 .844 115 264 17 1 1 6 6 *5/7
1971 ★ 31 CHC NL 154 642 555 77 148 22 1 21 88 4 0 79 95 .267 .354 .423 .778 109 235 20 0 1 7 8 *5/7 AS
1972 ★ 32 CHC NL 133 547 464 68 140 25 5 17 74 1 4 69 75 .302 .391 .487 .878 139 226 13 4 2 8 5 *5/476 AS
1973 ★ 33 CHC NL 149 604 536 65 143 29 2 20 77 1 2 63 97 .267 .348 .440 .788 112 236 27 4 0 1 8 *5 AS
1974 34 CHW AL 117 418 375 29 83 12 1 5 41 0 2 37 72 .221 .293 .299 .591 69 112 16 2 0 3 1 D45/36
15 Yrs 2243 9397 8143 1138 2254 365 67 342 1331 35 41 1108 1343 .277 .362 .464 .826 125 3779 256 38 13 94 94
162 Game Avg. 162 679 588 82 163 26 5 25 96 3 3 80 97 .277 .362 .464 .826 125 273 18 3 1 7 7
CHC (14 yrs) 2126 8979 7768 1109 2171 353 66 337 1290 35 39 1071 1271 .279 .366 .472 .838 128 3667 240 36 13 91 93
CHW (1 yr) 117 418 375 29 83 12 1 5 41 0 2 37 72 .221 .293 .299 .591 69 112 16 2 0 3 1
NL (14 yrs) 2126 8979 7768 1109 2171 353 66 337 1290 35 39 1071 1271 .279 .366 .472 .838 128 3667 240 36 13 91 93
AL (1 yr) 117 418 375 29 83 12 1 5 41 0 2 37 72 .221 .293 .299 .591 69 112 16 2 0 3 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
1960 20 CHC NL 95 382 1 -1 -1 -5 2 -5 -0.6 14 10 0.9 .495 .497 1.5 -0.4 15 5 RoY-4
1961 21 CHC NL 154 655 20 1 -4 -15 3 5 0.5 25 31 3.0 .504 .503 4.6 -1.2 46 *5
1962 22 CHC NL 162 679 -22 -2 -1 -5 4 -26 -2.7 26 -1 -0.1 .483 .483 0.3 -0.0 4 $22,500 *5/6
1963 ★ 23 CHC NL 162 687 19 2 -1 10 3 33 3.9 25 59 6.7 .524 .524 5.3 1.7 49 *5 AS,MVP-8
1964 ★ 24 CHC NL 161 686 52 -2 -0 3 3 56 6.3 25 82 8.9 .538 .538 8.4 0.8 79 *5 AS,MVP-8,GG
1965 ★ 25 CHC NL 164 704 37 -1 -1 7 3 46 5.0 26 72 7.7 .531 .531 6.9 1.1 65 *5 AS,MVP-18,GG
1966 ★ 26 CHC NL 155 672 48 1 -1 7 4 59 6.5 23 82 8.9 .541 .539 7.9 1.3 75 *5/6 AS,MVP-12,GG
1967 27 CHC NL 161 697 42 -1 -1 18 3 62 7.3 24 86 9.8 .544 .544 7.5 2.7 68 *5 MVP-4,GG
1968 ★ 28 CHC NL 162 682 22 -0 -2 6 3 30 4.0 23 53 6.4 .523 .523 5.3 1.5 46 *5 AS,MVP-24,GG
1969 ★ 29 CHC NL 160 687 24 0 -3 2 3 27 3.1 23 50 5.5 .519 .518 5.1 0.7 48 *5 AS,MVP-5
1970 30 CHC NL 154 655 15 1 -3 3 3 19 2.1 22 41 4.2 .513 .512 3.8 0.8 38 *5/7
1971 ★ 31 CHC NL 154 642 8 1 -2 -3 3 6 0.8 22 28 3.1 .505 .504 3.3 0.1 31 *5/7 AS
1972 ★ 32 CHC NL 133 547 25 -1 -1 1 3 27 3.2 18 45 4.9 .523 .519 4.6 0.6 44 *5/476 AS
1973 ★ 33 CHC NL 149 604 11 -1 -4 -4 4 4 0.3 20 24 2.3 .503 .503 2.7 -0.1 28 $110,000 *5 AS
1974 34 CHW AL 117 418 -16 -2 -2 -5 -3 -28 -3.1 15 -13 -1.6 .473 .481 -1.0 -0.8 -8 $115,000 D45/36
15 Seasons 2243 9397 286 -6 -28 20 43 316 36.7 333 649 70.4 .516 .516 66.2 8.6 628 $247,500
CHC (14 yrs) 2126 8979 302 -4 -25 25 45 344 39.8 318 662 72.0 .518 .518 67.2 9.4 636 $132,500
CHW (1 yr) 117 418 -16 -2 -2 -5 -3 -28 -3.1 15 -13 -1.6 .473 .481 -1.0 -0.8 -8 $115,000

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
1960 20 CHC NL 382 276 42 4.1 98 .264 .251 .261 .311 .326 .409 .400 .720 .727 97 .471 -1.2 -0.1 .625 .239 .159 .0
1961 21 CHC NL 655 446 95 5.7 106 .293 .284 .270 .362 .337 .479 .421 .842 .757 122 .590 18.7 1.8 .790 .320 .196 3.7
1962 22 CHC NL 679 493 65 3.5 107 .241 .227 .275 .302 .343 .358 .417 .659 .760 74 .385 -23.6 -2.4 .590 .243 .131 6.5
1963 23 CHC NL 687 475 99 5.6 94 .309 .297 .261 .339 .324 .481 .390 .820 .713 128 .659 22.9 2.4 .756 .254 .184 9.7
1964 24 CHC NL 686 428 135 8.5 97 .328 .313 .268 .398 .326 .564 .398 .962 .724 164 .791 53.0 5.4 .998 .395 .252 5.5
1965 25 CHC NL 704 451 121 7.2 95 .299 .285 .260 .378 .324 .510 .394 .888 .718 146 .736 39.5 4.1 .904 .373 .225 5.5
1966 26 CHC NL 672 417 127 8.2 97 .315 .312 .266 .412 .325 .538 .401 .950 .726 161 .771 51.2 5.2 .988 .394 .226 7.1
1967 27 CHC NL 697 444 120 7.3 94 .313 .300 .264 .395 .327 .512 .387 .906 .714 153 .753 45.2 4.7 .914 .369 .212 1.9
1968 28 CHC NL 682 463 87 5.1 87 .258 .246 .260 .354 .319 .421 .366 .775 .685 126 .656 21.8 2.4 .746 .340 .175 5.4
1969 29 CHC NL 687 447 108 6.5 105 .296 .289 .274 .384 .346 .485 .406 .869 .752 131 .691 27.9 2.9 .866 .360 .197 1.9
1970 30 CHC NL 655 431 100 6.2 112 .286 .267 .279 .369 .354 .476 .427 .844 .781 115 .631 13.9 1.4 .847 .378 .209 3.7
1971 31 CHC NL 642 435 84 5.2 102 .285 .267 .274 .354 .342 .423 .401 .778 .744 109 .610 8.6 0.9 .745 .306 .157 6.7
1972 32 CHC NL 547 351 89 6.9 100 .324 .302 .268 .391 .337 .487 .395 .878 .733 139 .723 27.4 2.8 .868 .328 .185 1.9
1973 33 CHC NL 604 423 76 4.8 102 .293 .267 .270 .348 .341 .440 .402 .788 .743 112 .556 8.6 0.9 .716 .289 .174 1.9
1974 34 CHW AL 418 313 31 2.7 92 .259 .221 .262 .293 .327 .299 .376 .591 .703 69 .309 -15.1 -1.6 .481 .171 .077 .0
15 Yrs 9397 6293 1379 5.9 99 .292 .277 .268 .362 .333 .464 .399 .826 .732 125 .652 298.9 30.9 .795 .323 .187 63.5
162 Game Avg. 679 455 100 5.9 99 .292 .277 .268 .362 .333 .464 .399 .826 .732 125 .652 22 2 .795 .323 .187 5
CHC (14 yrs) 8979 5980 1348 6.1 100 .293 .279 .268 .366 .334 .472 .400 .838 .734 128 .663 313.9 32.4 .812 .330 .193 63.4
CHW (1 yr) 418 313 31 2.7 92 .259 .221 .262 .293 .327 .299 .376 .591 .703 69 .310 -15.1 -1.6 .481 .171 .077 .0
NL (14 yrs) 8979 5980 1348 6.1 100 .293 .279 .268 .366 .334 .472 .400 .838 .734 128 .663 313.9 32.4 .812 .330 .193 63.4
AL (1 yr) 418 313 31 2.7 92 .259 .221 .262 .293 .327 .299 .376 .591 .703 69 .310 -15.1 -1.6 .481 .171 .077 .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
1963 CHC NL 23 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1964 CHC NL 24 DNP
1965 CHC NL 25 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 26 as 3B 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CHC NL 28 as 3B 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250 1 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CHC NL 29 as 3B 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CHC NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1973 CHC NL 33 as 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs (8 GP) 20 15 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 5 1 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
1960 20 CHC NL 382 2.4% 11.5% 8.1% 9.2% 40% 1.42 7.9 38.6 7.9 0.90 77%
1961 21 CHC NL 655 3.5% 11.8% 11.2% 9.3% 37% 1.05 7.5 25.1 7.0 0.97 73%
1962 22 CHC NL 679 2.5% 13.8% 9.6% 6.0% 30% 1.45 6.4 35.5 7.3 0.97 73%
1963 23 CHC NL 687 3.6% 13.4% 6.1% 8.7% 32% 2.19 6.8 25.2 6.4 0.92 76%
1964 24 CHC NL 686 4.4% 14.0% 12.5% 11.1% 41% 1.12 6.2 19.7 5.2 0.92 69%
1965 25 CHC NL 704 4.7% 15.5% 12.5% 9.5% 39% 1.24 5.6 18.4 6.0 0.91 67%
1966 26 CHC NL 672 4.5% 11.6% 14.1% 8.8% 34% 0.82 7.2 18.7 6.0 0.92 69%
1967 27 CHC NL 697 4.5% 14.8% 13.8% 8.3% 33% 1.07 5.7 18.9 6.0 1.14 67%
1968 28 CHC NL 682 3.8% 15.5% 14.1% 6.7% 32% 1.10 5.4 22.2 5.9 1.09 66%
1969 29 CHC NL 687 4.2% 14.1% 14.0% 7.4% 31% 1.01 5.9 19.8 4.7 0.92 67%
1970 30 CHC NL 655 4.0% 16.5% 14.1% 9.2% 41% 1.17 5.1 21.3 4.9 0.98 65%
1971 31 CHC NL 642 3.3% 14.8% 12.3% 6.9% 30% 1.20 5.8 26.4 6.3 1.07 69%
1972 32 CHC NL 547 3.1% 13.7% 12.6% 8.6% 34% 1.09 6.2 27.3 6.3 1.33 69%
1973 33 CHC NL 604 3.3% 16.1% 10.4% 8.4% 36% 1.54 5.5 26.8 7.0 1.22 70%
1974 34 CHW AL 418 1.2% 17.2% 8.9% 4.3% 22% 1.95 5.2 75.0 9.1 1.12 72%
15 Yrs 9397 3.6% 14.3% 11.8% 8.2% 34% 1.21 6.1 23.8 6.1 1.01 70%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.7% 8.4% 6.1% 28% 1.74 6.1 42.5 9.0 1.10 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1960 20 CHC NL -1.2 -0.1 391 1.4 8.3 -6.9 1.09 0.0 1.3 10.6 1.1 0.95 2.2 0.28 1
1961 21 CHC NL 18.7 1.8 671 0.1 13.1 -13.1 1.08 2.7 -2.7 12.6 1.2 0.94 29.6 2.61 1
1962 22 CHC NL -23.6 -2.4 692 -2.0 12.2 -14.2 1.13 -1.8 0.1 -19.0 -1.9 0.98 -19.6 0.63 2
1963 23 CHC NL 22.9 2.4 713 1.7 15.0 -13.3 1.16 1.8 -0.3 18.7 1.9 1.00 19.5 0
1964 24 CHC NL 53.0 5.4 702 5.8 16.5 -10.7 1.00 5.9 -0.1 58.6 5.9 0.96 63.1 0
1965 25 CHC NL 39.5 4.1 711 4.9 16.6 -11.7 1.05 4.6 0.1 44.8 4.6 0.98 48.0 0
1966 26 CHC NL 51.2 5.2 674 5.1 16.3 -11.1 1.10 5.2 -0.5 41.4 4.2 0.96 57.2 0
1967 27 CHC NL 45.2 4.7 707 3.8 14.8 -11.0 1.04 4.2 -0.6 40.3 4.1 0.99 53.6 0
1968 28 CHC NL 21.8 2.4 702 2.6 15.0 -12.4 1.06 3.2 -0.7 32.9 3.5 1.00 33.5 0
1969 29 CHC NL 27.9 2.9 703 3.1 16.0 -12.9 1.13 3.5 -0.7 38.8 3.7 1.00 44.1 0.85 0
1970 30 CHC NL 13.9 1.4 665 2.2 13.1 -10.8 .98 2.7 -0.5 26.9 2.5 1.00 32.9 1.33 2
1971 31 CHC NL 8.6 0.9 652 0.6 12.2 -11.5 1.05 1.0 -0.4 9.4 0.9 1.00 15.9 0
1972 32 CHC NL 27.4 2.8 559 2.8 11.1 -8.3 1.00 3.2 -0.4 37.4 3.7 0.98 35.3 2.29 1
1973 33 CHC NL 8.6 0.9 609 2.8 14.4 -11.6 1.13 1.5 1.0 11.1 1.1 1.00 15.1 4.46 2
1974 34 CHW AL -15.1 -1.6 420 -0.9 6.7 -7.7 1.04 -2.0 1.1 -17.2 -1.8 0.95 -20.1 1.12 12
15 Yrs 298.9 30.9 9571 34.2 201.4 -167.1 1.07 35.8 -3.8 347.2 34.8 0.98 410.3 1.50 21

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
1960 20 CHC NL 9 0 32% 108 0 3 0% 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 1 7 67% 14 4 9 3 1 2 10 3 7
1961 21 CHC NL 12 0 29% 241 2 3 40% 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 0 2 4 2 18 62% 39 16 23 8 4 4 13 2 10
1962 22 CHC NL 10 0 14% 191 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 3 4 3 10 33% 32 22 8 6 5 1 14 6 8
1963 23 CHC NL 8 0 26% 258 6 4 60% 5 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 8 0 6 2 0 23 51% 27 19 8 10 4 6 18 4 14
1964 24 CHC NL 12 0 26% 314 3 4 43% 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 2 3 17 44% 49 32 16 14 8 6 19 5 14
1965 25 CHC NL 8 0 24% 252 3 1 75% 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8 0 2 4 2 23 43% 46 26 15 6 3 3 15 3 11
1966 26 CHC NL 9 0 26% 267 4 5 44% 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 2 3 2 15 55% 30 15 15 12 7 5 18 4 13
1967 27 CHC NL 10 0 31% 286 1 5 17% 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 3 2 11 61% 44 21 21 5 3 2 20 1 19
1968 28 CHC NL 11 0 28% 233 3 4 43% 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 7 0 1 2 4 19 46% 43 26 16 8 2 5 17 5 10
1969 29 CHC NL 8 0 29% 275 1 3 25% 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 5 1 2 1 1 20 49% 46 30 16 7 4 3 24 4 19
1970 30 CHC NL 10 0 27% 238 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 4 3 10 49% 39 20 18 12 5 5 12 3 8
1971 31 CHC NL 8 0 27% 264 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 4 2 3 13 42% 40 29 10 8 2 5 16 2 12
1972 32 CHC NL 7 0 26% 222 1 4 20% 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 13 46% 30 17 12 8 6 2 16 5 11
1973 33 CHC NL 10 0 24% 198 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 6 7 48% 26 15 8 6 2 2 16 2 13
1974 34 CHW AL 3 0 21% 147 0 2 0% 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 21% 19 15 3 5 4 1 9 3 3
15 Yrs 135 0 26% 3494 35 41 46% 34 30 1 7 0 4 21 3 102 1 26 39 36 208 48% 524 307 198 118 60 52 237 52 172

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
1960 20 CHC NL 382 30% 87 1 0 0 0 0.28 9 1 9 6 3 7 2 0 2 2 100% 73 9 12% 29 6 21% 220 37 17% 21 10 48% 16 5 31% 0
1961 21 CHC NL 655 35% 164 1 1 0 1 2.61 23 0 17 12 11 15 8 0 2 1 50% 125 25 20% 54 13 24% 395 65 16% 36 15 42% 19 9 47% 0
1962 22 CHC NL 674 37% 137 2 0 0 0 0.63 17 0 19 11 6 12 5 0 4 3 75% 148 17 11% 74 20 27% 454 68 15% 38 22 58% 34 14 41% 5
1963 23 CHC NL 687 28% 187 0 0 0 0 25 1 17 18 7 13 12 0 0 0 118 17 14% 56 20 36% 458 75 16% 54 27 50% 22 14 64% 0
1964 24 CHC NL 686 34% 185 0 0 0 0 30 0 13 20 10 16 14 0 1 0 0% 119 11 9% 51 14 27% 453 88 19% 52 30 58% 22 11 50% 0
1965 25 CHC NL 697 29% 173 0 0 0 0 33 0 9 27 6 20 13 0 0 0 129 12 9% 55 12 22% 470 70 15% 46 20 43% 31 15 48% 7
1966 26 CHC NL 660 24% 175 0 0 0 0 30 0 8 24 6 17 13 0 2 2 100% 128 16 13% 59 18 31% 417 67 16% 48 21 44% 18 10 56% 12
1967 27 CHC NL 697 28% 176 0 0 0 0 31 0 9 19 12 21 10 0 0 0 136 17 13% 55 19 35% 466 72 15% 62 30 48% 20 8 40% 0
1968 28 CHC NL 682 21% 142 0 0 0 0 26 1 12 18 8 21 5 0 1 1 100% 128 18 14% 57 13 23% 451 74 16% 54 20 37% 27 10 37% 0
1969 29 CHC NL 687 24% 166 0 0 0 0 0.85 29 0 15 24 5 18 11 0 0 0 148 21 14% 55 23 42% 507 98 19% 68 35 51% 17 9 53% 0
1970 30 CHC NL 655 23% 148 2 1 0 1 1.33 26 2 27 22 4 16 10 0 1 1 100% 144 17 12% 67 18 27% 494 90 18% 63 29 46% 28 16 57% 0
1971 31 CHC NL 642 29% 148 0 0 0 0 21 0 22 15 6 13 8 0 1 1 100% 132 20 15% 69 18 26% 459 69 15% 54 29 54% 22 10 45% 0
1972 32 CHC NL 547 25% 140 1 1 0 0 2.29 17 0 9 11 6 10 7 0 2 2 100% 108 13 12% 53 20 38% 349 64 18% 39 22 56% 23 12 52% 0
1973 33 CHC NL 604 34% 143 2 0 0 0 4.46 20 0 14 14 6 13 7 0 0 0 128 27 21% 69 12 17% 427 62 15% 39 12 31% 27 12 44% 0
1974 34 CHW AL 418 46% 83 12 4 0 1 1.12 5 1 11 3 2 4 1 1 1 0 0% 77 16 21% 35 10 29% 261 36 14% 23 12 52% 12 5 42% 0
15 Yrs 9373 30% 2254 21 7 0 3 1.50 342 6 211 244 98 216 126 1 17 13 76% 1841 256 14% 838 236 28% 6281 1035 16% 697 334 48% 338 160 47% 24
MLB Averages 53% 76% 11% 31% 14% 47% 52%

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
1960 20 95 382 347 44 87 24 2 9 44 0 3 31 44 .251 .311 .409 .720 97 142 9 0 2 2 5
1961 21 249 1037 925 128 251 56 8 32 127 2 6 104 121 .271 .343 .453 .796 113 419 34 0 3 5 12
1962 22 411 1716 1529 172 388 76 12 49 210 6 7 169 215 .254 .327 .415 .742 97 635 51 2 6 10 17
1963 23 573 2403 2159 251 575 105 18 74 309 12 11 211 307 .266 .330 .434 .765 106 938 68 6 6 21 24
1964 24 734 3089 2751 345 760 138 31 104 423 15 15 297 403 .276 .345 .462 .808 118 1272 79 8 6 27 29
1965 25 898 3793 3359 433 933 168 35 137 524 18 16 385 512 .278 .351 .471 .822 123 1582 91 13 6 30 36
1966 26 1053 4465 3920 526 1108 189 43 167 618 22 21 480 590 .283 .361 .481 .841 129 1884 107 19 8 38 43
1967 27 1214 5162 4506 633 1284 212 47 198 716 23 26 576 693 .285 .365 .485 .850 132 2184 124 22 8 50 52
1968 28 1376 5844 5083 719 1426 229 50 224 814 26 30 672 799 .281 .364 .477 .841 131 2427 142 25 9 55 59
1969 29 1536 6531 5658 816 1592 247 54 253 937 27 33 768 896 .281 .366 .478 .844 131 2706 163 27 9 69 66
1970 30 1690 7186 6213 899 1740 277 58 279 1051 29 33 860 1004 .280 .366 .478 .844 130 2970 180 28 10 75 72
1971 31 1844 7828 6768 976 1888 299 59 300 1139 33 33 939 1099 .279 .365 .474 .839 128 3205 200 28 11 82 80
1972 32 1977 8375 7232 1044 2028 324 64 317 1213 34 37 1008 1174 .280 .367 .474 .841 129 3431 213 32 13 90 85
1973 33 2126 8979 7768 1109 2171 353 66 337 1290 35 39 1071 1271 .279 .366 .472 .838 128 3667 240 36 13 91 93
1974 34 2243 9397 8143 1138 2254 365 67 342 1331 35 41 1108 1343 .277 .362 .464 .826 125 3779 256 38 13 94 94

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
1960 20 99 403 366 49 94 26 2 10 49 0 33 46 .257 .317 .421 .737 49 95
1961 21 161 681 602 86 169 33 6 24 85 2 75 80 .281 .359 .475 .834 103 154
1962 22 162 673 600 42 133 19 4 17 79 4 63 94 .222 .296 .352 .647 62 162
1963 23 162 699 640 86 197 31 6 26 108 6 44 92 .308 .351 .497 .847 113 162
1964 24 161 695 598 99 191 34 13 31 120 3 89 96 .319 .406 .575 .981 141 161
1965 25 163 712 612 94 180 31 4 34 108 3 92 108 .294 .389 .525 .914 124 164
1966 26 155 684 569 100 183 22 8 31 101 4 99 78 .322 .422 .552 .974 133 155
1967 27 161 712 596 117 186 24 4 33 107 1 101 103 .312 .407 .532 .939 131 161
1968 28 161 706 590 102 158 19 3 29 117 3 107 105 .268 .380 .458 .838 102 162
1969 29 160 681 571 93 162 18 4 28 119 1 94 97 .284 .379 .476 .855 105 160
1970 30 154 637 544 73 137 28 4 24 100 2 85 108 .252 .351 .450 .801 86 154
1971 31 154 642 555 77 148 22 1 21 88 4 79 95 .267 .354 .423 .778 84 154
1972 32 139 575 488 73 149 27 5 18 79 1 73 78 .305 .394 .492 .886 95 133
1973 33 149 604 536 65 143 29 2 20 77 1 63 97 .267 .348 .440 .788 81 149
1974 34 117 424 380 32 88 13 1 5 45 0 39 72 .232 .304 .311 .615 36 117
15 Yrs 2258 9528 8247 1188 2318 376 67 351 1382 35 1136 1349 .281 .367 .471 .838 1445 2243
162 Game Avg. 162 684 592 85 166 27 5 25 99 3 82 97 .281 .367 .471 .838 104 2243



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ( 3.9%)
1985 BBWAA (13.4%)
1986 BBWAA (15.1%)
1987 BBWAA (18.9%)
1988 BBWAA (25.3%)
1989 BBWAA (16.8%)
1990 BBWAA (21.6%)
1991 BBWAA (26.2%)
1992 BBWAA (31.6%)
1993 BBWAA (36.6%)
1994 BBWAA (32.9%)
1995 BBWAA (30.2%)
1996 BBWAA (37.0%)
1997 BBWAA (39.3%)
1998 BBWAA (43.1%)
2012 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2012
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1963 *
1964
1965 *
1966 (3B)
1968 (3B)
1969 (3B)
1971 *
1972 *
1973 (3B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1963 NL (8, 15%)
1964 NL (8, 21%)
1965 NL (18, 4%)
1966 NL (12, 8%)
1967 NL (4, 37%)
1968 NL (24, 1%)
1969 NL (5, 37%)
1.23 Career Shares (192nd)

Gold Gloves
1964 NL (3B)
1965 NL (3B)
1966 NL (3B)
1967 NL (3B)
1968 NL (3B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1963 June NL Player of the Month
1964 July NL Player of the Month
1969 June NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1963 NL  6.7 (9th)
1964 NL  8.9 (2nd)
1965 NL  7.7 (8th)
1966 NL  8.9 (4th)
1967 NL  9.8 (1st)
1968 NL  6.4 (8th)
Career  70.4 (93rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1963 NL  6.7 (6th)
1964 NL  8.9 (2nd)
1965 NL  7.7 (4th)
1966 NL  8.9 (2nd)
1967 NL  9.8 (1st)
1968 NL  6.4 (5th)
Career  70.4 (62nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 NL  4.6 (10th)
1963 NL  5.4 (10th)
1964 NL  8.5 (3rd)
1965 NL  7.0 (5th)
1966 NL  7.9 (2nd)
1967 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1968 NL  5.3 (8th)
Career  66.2 (68th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1963 NL  1.7 (9th)
1967 NL  2.7 (2nd)
1968 NL  1.5 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1964 NL  .313 (7th)
1966 NL  .312 (9th)
1972 NL  .302 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1964 NL  .398 (1st)
1965 NL  .378 (7th)
1966 NL  .412 (1st)
1967 NL  .395 (6th)
1968 NL  .354 (10th)
1969 NL  .384 (8th)
1972 NL  .391 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1963 NL  .481 (9th)
1964 NL  .564 (2nd)
1965 NL  .510 (8th)
1966 NL  .538 (7th)
1967 NL  .512 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1964 NL  .962 (2nd)
1965 NL  .888 (6th)
1966 NL  .950 (4th)
1967 NL  .906 (6th)
1972 NL  .878 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1961 NL  154 (2nd)
1962 NL  162 (4th)
1963 NL  162 (1st)
1964 NL  161 (8th)
1965 NL  164 (1st)
1967 NL  161 (3rd)
1968 NL  162 (2nd)
1969 NL  160 (4th)
Career  2,243 (126th)

At Bats s c a p y
1961 NL  578 (10th)
1963 NL  630 (7th)
1967 NL  586 (10th)
Career  8,143 (131st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1961 NL  655 (10th)
1963 NL  687 (10th)
1964 NL  686 (9th)
1965 NL  704 (8th)
1966 NL  672 (10th)
1967 NL  697 (3rd)
1968 NL  682 (10th)
Career  9,397 (122nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1966 NL  93 (9th)
1967 NL  107 (3rd)
1968 NL  86 (7th)
Career  1,138 (218th)

Hits s c a p y
1963 NL  187 (7th)
1964 NL  185 (10th)
1966 NL  175 (10th)
1967 NL  176 (9th)
Career  2,254 (163rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1963 NL  303 (9th)
1964 NL  334 (4th)
1965 NL  310 (8th)
1966 NL  302 (7th)
1967 NL  300 (5th)
Career  3,779 (114th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 NL  32 (3rd)
1963 NL  29 (10th)
1964 NL  33 (9th)
1965 NL  30 (9th)
Career  365 (240th)

Triples s c a p y
1964 NL  13 (1st)
1966 NL  8 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  25 (8th)
1964 NL  30 (6th)
1965 NL  33 (4th)
1966 NL  30 (9th)
1967 NL  31 (3rd)
1968 NL  26 (6th)
1969 NL  29 (8th)
Career  342 (93rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1963 NL  99 (7th)
1964 NL  114 (2nd)
1965 NL  101 (7th)
1966 NL  94 (10th)
1967 NL  98 (7th)
1968 NL  98 (2nd)
1969 NL  123 (2nd)
1970 NL  114 (7th)
Career  1,331 (96th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  73 (5th)
1964 NL  86 (1st)
1965 NL  88 (2nd)
1966 NL  95 (1st)
1967 NL  96 (1st)
1968 NL  96 (1st)
1969 NL  96 (5th)
1970 NL  92 (10th)
1971 NL  79 (9th)
Career  1,108 (76th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1967 NL  103 (8th)
1968 NL  106 (7th)
Career  1,343 (102nd)

Singles s c a p y
1963 NL  127 (10th)
Career  1,480 (212th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1964 NL  164 (2nd)
1965 NL  146 (6th)
1966 NL  161 (4th)
1967 NL  153 (7th)
Career  125 (248th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1964 NL  135 (2nd)
1965 NL  121 (4th)
1966 NL  127 (2nd)
1967 NL  120 (3rd)
Career  1,379 (121st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1964 NL  53 (2nd)
1965 NL  39 (6th)
1966 NL  51 (2nd)
1967 NL  45 (5th)
Career  299 (125th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1964 NL  5.4 (2nd)
1965 NL  4.1 (6th)
1966 NL  5.2 (2nd)
1967 NL  4.7 (5th)
Career  30.9 (112th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1961 NL  61 (8th)
1963 NL  60 (9th)
1964 NL  76 (3rd)
1965 NL  67 (7th)
1966 NL  59 (10th)
Career  774 (134th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1961 NL  237 (9th)
1963 NL  233 (10th)
1964 NL  273 (1st)
1965 NL  266 (3rd)
1966 NL  276 (1st)
1967 NL  275 (1st)
1968 NL  241 (4th)
1969 NL  264 (6th)
Career  3,400 (117th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1964 NL  .791 (2nd)
1965 NL  .736 (6th)
1966 NL  .771 (3rd)
1967 NL  .753 (6th)
1969 NL  .691 (10th)
Career  .652 (201st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1966 NL  6 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1963 NL  11 (1st)
1964 NL  6 (7th)
1966 NL  8 (2nd)
1967 NL  12 (1st)
1969 NL  14 (1st)
1971 NL  7 (6th)
1972 NL  8 (5th)
Career  94 (48th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  94 (140th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1961 NL  25 (1st)
1962 NL  17 (9th)
1963 NL  17 (8th)
1966 NL  16 (8th)
1967 NL  17 (3rd)
1968 NL  18 (7th)
1969 NL  21 (1st)
1970 NL  17 (9th)
1971 NL  20 (5th)
1973 NL  27 (2nd)
Career  256 (27th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1964 NL  19.7 (6th)
1965 NL  18.4 (7th)
1966 NL  18.7 (9th)
1967 NL  18.9 (4th)
1968 NL  22.2 (10th)
1969 NL  19.8 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1961 NL  446 (6th)
1962 NL  493 (5th)
1963 NL  475 (7th)
Career  6,293 (114th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1964 NL  58.63 (2nd)
1965 NL  44.81 (7th)
1966 NL  41.38 (8th)
1967 NL  40.26 (7th)
1968 NL  32.87 (10th)
Career  347.25 (88th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1964 NL  5.8 (3rd)
1965 NL  4.9 (5th)
1966 NL  5.1 (5th)
1967 NL  3.8 (10th)
Career  34.2 (75th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1964 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1965 NL  4.6 (4th)
1966 NL  5.2 (3rd)
1967 NL  4.2 (7th)
1968 NL  3.2 (10th)
Career  35.8 (67th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1964 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1965 NL  4.6 (7th)
1966 NL  4.2 (8th)
1967 NL  4.1 (8th)
Career  34.8 (85th)

Youngest s c a p y
1960 NL  born 1940-02-25 (10th)

                                         

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 11 (220), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 147 (92), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 88 (203), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 41 (153), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (6th), 70.4 career WAR/53.8 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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