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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)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox 1960-1974

Final Game: September 29, 1974 (Age 34)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #65. Tony Gwynn… #66. Frankie Frisch… #67. Dan Brouthers… #68. RON SANTO… #69. Willie Keeler… #70. Billy Hamilton… #71. Jim Thome… 

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
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

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
1960 CHC NL 20 3B 94 94 89 836.1 235 78 144 13 6 .945 -5 -8 2.39 2.36 .952 2.97 2.96 RoY-4
1961 CHC NL 21 3B 153 152 151 1352.0 495 157 307 31 41 .937 -15 -13 3.09 3.03 .948 2.92 2.89
1962 CHC NL 22 3B 157 156 149 1372.2 516 161 332 23 33 .955 -4 -4 3.23 3.14 .949 2.95 2.92
1962 CHC NL 22 SS 8 3 3 39.2 18 6 11 1 2 .944 -0 -12 3.86 2.13 .963 5.06 5.01
1963 CHC NL 23 3B 162 162 162 1457.0 536 136 374 26 25 .951 10 8 3.15 3.15 .941 2.93 2.92 AS,MVP-8
1964 CHC NL 24 3B 161 161 158 1422.0 543 156 367 20 31 .963 3 2 3.31 3.25 .941 2.93 2.91 AS,MVP-8,GG
1965 CHC NL 25 3B 164 164 164 1472.0 552 155 373 24 27 .957 7 6 3.23 3.22 .951 2.82 2.82 AS,MVP-18,GG
1966 CHC NL 26 3B 152 151 144 1350.2 566 150 391 25 36 .956 8 7 3.60 3.56 .954 3.04 3.04 AS,MVP-12,GG
1966 CHC NL 26 SS 8 4 3 37.0 25 7 17 1 5 .960 -1 -29 5.84 3.00 .964 4.96 4.96 AS,MVP-12,GG
1967 CHC NL 27 3B 161 161 158 1441.0 606 187 393 26 33 .957 18 15 3.62 3.60 .950 2.96 2.96 MVP-4,GG
1968 CHC NL 28 3B 162 162 161 1444.1 523 130 378 15 33 .971 6 5 3.17 3.14 .954 2.93 2.94 AS,MVP-24,GG
1969 CHC NL 29 3B 160 158 157 1413.1 505 144 334 27 23 .947 2 2 3.04 2.99 .946 2.92 2.90 AS,MVP-5
1970 CHC NL 30 3B 152 151 143 1321.0 490 143 320 27 36 .945 3 3 3.15 3.05 .945 2.91 2.90
1970 CHC NL 30 LF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.29 1.00 .970 1.80 1.80
1970 CHC NL 30 OF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.29 1.00 .980 2.06 2.10
1971 CHC NL 31 3B 149 147 141 1294.2 409 118 274 17 29 .958 -2 -1 2.73 2.63 .949 2.80 2.80 AS
1971 CHC NL 31 LF 6 6 5 53.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -1 -32 1.87 1.83 .970 1.87 1.87 AS
1971 CHC NL 31 OF 6 6 5 53.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -1 -32 1.87 1.83 .979 2.19 2.18 AS
1972 CHC NL 32 3B 129 128 119 1116.0 403 108 274 21 19 .948 2 2 3.08 2.96 .945 2.87 2.88 AS
1972 CHC NL 32 2B 3 2 1 21.0 18 9 8 1 4 .944 -0 -23 7.29 5.67 .978 5.36 5.37 AS
1972 CHC NL 32 LF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .970 1.90 1.90 AS
1972 CHC NL 32 OF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .980 2.20 2.20 AS
1972 CHC NL 32 SS 1 0 0 2.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 1.00 .970 5.01 5.10 AS
1973 CHC NL 33 3B 146 146 136 1275.1 398 107 271 20 17 .950 -4 -4 2.67 2.59 .946 2.88 2.88 AS
1974 CHW AL 34 DH 47 38
1974 CHW AL 34 2B 39 37 30 331.1 202 97 99 6 40 .970 -3 -11 5.32 5.03 .975 5.37 5.35
1974 CHW AL 34 3B 28 22 22 209.2 76 25 49 2 6 .974 -2 -9 3.18 2.64 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 CHW AL 34 1B 3 2 0 10.0 13 13 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -48 11.70 4.33 .992 9.72 9.67
1974 CHW AL 34 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
15 Seasons 3B 2130 2115 2054 18778.0 6853 1955 4581 317 395 .954 27 2 3.13 3.07 .948 2.92 2.91
2 Seasons 2B 42 39 31 352.1 220 106 107 7 44 .968 -3 -12 5.44 5.07 .975 5.37 5.35
4 Seasons SS 18 7 6 80.0 44 14 28 2 7 .955 -1 -21 4.72 2.33 .964 5.02 4.99
3 Seasons OF 8 8 6 69.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 -2 -31 1.70 1.63 .979 2.18 2.18
3 Seasons LF 8 8 6 69.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 -2 -31 1.70 1.63 .970 1.87 1.86
1 Season 1B 3 2 0 10.0 13 13 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -48 11.70 4.33 .992 9.72 9.67
15 Seasons TOT 2201 2171 2097 19289.1 7144 2100 4717 327 449 .954 20 1 3.18 3.10 .949 2.97 2.98
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
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

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 (125th)

At Bats s c a p y
1961 NL  578 (10th)
1963 NL  630 (7th)
1967 NL  586 (10th)
Career  8,143 (129th)

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 (120th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1966 NL  93 (9th)
1967 NL  107 (3rd)
1968 NL  86 (7th)
Career  1,138 (217th)

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 (160th)

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 (113th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 NL  32 (3rd)
1963 NL  29 (10th)
1964 NL  33 (9th)
1965 NL  30 (9th)
Career  365 (237th)

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 (92nd)

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 (94th)

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 (75th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1967 NL  103 (8th)
1968 NL  106 (7th)
Career  1,343 (99th)

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 (119th)

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 (124th)

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 (131st)

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 (116th)

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 (199th)

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 (110th)

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)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1961 NL  31 (2nd)
1963 NL  26 (5th)
1966 NL  26 (4th)
1967 NL  26 (5th)
1969 NL  27 (5th)
1970 NL  27 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1967 NL  18 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  153 (1st)
1962 NL  157 (2nd)
1963 NL  162 (1st)
1964 NL  161 (3rd)
1965 NL  164 (1st)
1966 NL  152 (1st)
1967 NL  161 (1st)
1968 NL  162 (1st)
1969 NL  160 (1st)
1970 NL  152 (3rd)
1971 NL  149 (2nd)
1972 NL  129 (5th)
1973 NL  146 (2nd)
Career  2,130 (9th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  157 (2nd)
1962 NL  161 (1st)
1963 NL  136 (1st)
1964 NL  156 (1st)
1965 NL  155 (1st)
1966 NL  150 (1st)
1967 NL  187 (1st)
1968 NL  130 (2nd)
1969 NL  144 (1st)
1970 NL  143 (2nd)
1971 NL  118 (2nd)
1972 NL  108 (4th)
1973 NL  107 (4th)
Career  1,955 (13th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  307 (2nd)
1962 NL  332 (1st)
1963 NL  374 (1st)
1964 NL  367 (1st)
1965 NL  373 (1st)
1966 NL  391 (1st)
1967 NL  393 (1st)
1968 NL  378 (1st)
1969 NL  334 (2nd)
1970 NL  320 (2nd)
1971 NL  274 (3rd)
1972 NL  274 (3rd)
Career  4,581 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1960 NL  13 (5th)
1961 NL  31 (1st)
1962 NL  23 (1st)
1963 NL  26 (3rd)
1965 NL  24 (3rd)
1966 NL  25 (1st)
1967 NL  26 (3rd)
1968 NL  15 (5th)
1969 NL  27 (2nd)
1970 NL  27 (2nd)
1971 NL  17 (4th)
1972 NL  21 (4th)
Career  317 (30th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  41 (1st)
1962 NL  33 (2nd)
1963 NL  25 (2nd)
1964 NL  31 (1st)
1965 NL  27 (2nd)
1966 NL  36 (1st)
1967 NL  33 (1st)
1968 NL  33 (1st)
1970 NL  36 (2nd)
1971 NL  29 (1st)
Career  395 (9th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1963 NL  10 (2nd)
1964 NL  3 (4th)
1965 NL  7 (1st)
1966 NL  8 (1st)
1967 NL  18 (1st)
1968 NL  6 (1st)
1970 NL  3 (4th)
Career  27 (49th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1961 NL  3.09 (1st)
1962 NL  3.23 (1st)
1963 NL  3.15 (2nd)
1964 NL  3.31 (1st)
1965 NL  3.23 (2nd)
1966 NL  3.60 (1st)
1967 NL  3.62 (1st)
1968 NL  3.17 (2nd)
1969 NL  3.04 (4th)
1970 NL  3.15 (2nd)
1971 NL  2.73 (4th)
1972 NL  3.08 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  3.03 (1st)
1962 NL  3.14 (1st)
1963 NL  3.15 (2nd)
1964 NL  3.25 (1st)
1965 NL  3.22 (1st)
1966 NL  3.56 (1st)
1967 NL  3.60 (1st)
1968 NL  3.14 (1st)
1969 NL  2.99 (2nd)
1970 NL  3.05 (3rd)
1971 NL  2.63 (3rd)
1972 NL  2.96 (5th)
Career  3.07 (74th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1962 NL  .955 (5th)
1963 NL  .951 (3rd)
1964 NL  .963 (2nd)
1965 NL  .957 (4th)
1966 NL  .956 (3rd)
1967 NL  .957 (4th)
1968 NL  .971 (1st)
1969 NL  .947 (2nd)
1970 NL  .945 (5th)
1971 NL  .958 (3rd)

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

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 11 (221), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196222Chicago Cubs$22,5002/14/62 TSN
197333Chicago Cubs$110,000Bill James Historical Abstract
197434Chicago White Sox$115,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database1974 TSN Guide: $117,000
197535Chicago White Sox$115,000Noll/Fort.Hylan and 1/26/74 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$362,500
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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