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Duke Sims

Duane B. Sims

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: June 5, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT
High School: Pocatello HS (Pocatello, ID)
School: University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1964 (Age 23.109, 9,918th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Dodgers/Tigers/Rangers/Yankees 1964-1974

Last Game: September 26, 1974 (Age 33.113)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1454. Mariano Duncan… #1455. Vance Law… #1456. Ron Oester… #1457. DUKE SIMS… #1458. Bill Robinson… #1459. Lenny Randle… #1460. Glenallen Hill… 

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 23 CLE AL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1965 24 CLE AL 48 133 118 9 21 0 0 6 15 0 0 15 33 .178 .271 .331 .601 70 39 2 0 0 0 2 2
1966 25 CLE AL 52 148 133 12 35 2 2 6 19 0 1 11 31 .263 .338 .444 .781 123 59 3 4 0 0 1 2
1967 26 CLE AL 88 310 272 25 55 8 2 12 37 3 3 30 64 .202 .294 .379 .672 96 103 6 6 0 2 2 2
1968 27 CLE AL 122 429 361 48 90 21 0 11 44 1 3 62 68 .249 .366 .399 .765 133 144 8 5 0 1 11 23/79
1969 28 CLE AL 114 399 326 40 77 8 0 18 45 1 2 66 80 .236 .374 .426 .801 121 139 2 6 1 0 5 2/739
1970 29 CLE AL 110 398 345 46 91 12 0 23 56 0 4 46 59 .264 .360 .499 .859 131 172 5 6 1 0 1 2379
1971 30 LAD NL 90 263 230 23 63 7 2 6 25 0 1 30 39 .274 .357 .400 .757 121 92 4 1 0 2 7 2
1972 31 TOT MLB 89 290 249 18 60 11 0 6 30 0 0 36 41 .241 .341 .357 .699 103 89 7 2 3 0 3 2/9
1972 31 LAD NL 51 169 151 7 29 7 0 2 11 0 0 17 23 .192 .278 .278 .556 60 42 6 1 0 0 3 2
1972 31 DET AL 38 121 98 11 31 4 0 4 19 0 0 19 18 .316 .432 .480 .912 168 47 1 1 3 0 0 2/9
1973 32 TOT AL 84 300 261 34 64 10 0 9 31 1 2 33 37 .245 .331 .387 .718 98 101 5 2 1 3 1 2/7D9
1973 32 DET AL 80 288 252 31 61 10 0 8 30 1 2 30 36 .242 .324 .377 .701 93 95 5 2 1 3 1 2/79
1973 32 NYY AL 4 12 9 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167 233 6 0 0 0 0 0 /D2
1974 33 TOT AL 44 134 121 8 24 1 0 3 8 0 0 9 29 .198 .269 .281 .550 61 34 3 3 0 1 1 2/D9
1974 33 NYY AL 5 16 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .133 .188 .200 .388 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 /D2
1974 33 TEX AL 39 118 106 7 22 0 0 3 6 0 0 8 24 .208 .280 .292 .572 67 31 3 3 0 1 1 2/D9
11 Yrs 843 2810 2422 263 580 80 6 100 310 6 16 338 483 .239 .340 .401 .741 111 972 45 35 6 9 34
162 Game Avg. 162 540 465 51 111 15 1 19 60 1 3 65 93 .239 .340 .401 .741 111 187 9 7 1 2 7
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
CLE (7 yrs) 536 1823 1561 180 369 51 4 76 216 5 13 230 337 .236 .344 .420 .764 118 656 26 27 2 3 22
LAD (2 yrs) 141 432 381 30 92 14 2 8 36 0 1 47 62 .241 .326 .352 .678 97 134 10 2 0 2 10
NYY (2 yrs) 9 28 24 4 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 .208 .321 .375 .696 101 9 0 0 0 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 118 409 350 42 92 14 0 12 49 1 2 49 54 .263 .356 .406 .761 113 142 6 3 4 3 1
TEX (1 yr) 39 118 106 7 22 0 0 3 6 0 0 8 24 .208 .280 .292 .572 67 31 3 3 0 1 1
AL (10 yrs) 702 2378 2041 233 488 66 4 92 274 6 15 291 421 .239 .342 .411 .753 114 838 35 33 6 7 24
NL (2 yrs) 141 432 381 30 92 14 2 8 36 0 1 47 62 .241 .326 .352 .678 97 134 10 2 0 2 10

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 23 CLE AL 2 6 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .412 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $6,000 /2
1965 24 CLE AL 48 133 -6 -0 0 3 2 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .498 .499 -0.1 0.5 0 $6,000 2
1966 25 CLE AL 52 148 5 -2 0 -3 2 2 0.2 5 7 0.7 .505 .502 1.1 -0.2 10 $6,000 2
1967 26 CLE AL 88 310 -2 1 -0 -5 4 -2 -0.3 10 8 0.7 .498 .499 1.4 -0.2 13 $11,000 2
1968 27 CLE AL 122 429 14 -1 -1 -3 3 13 1.4 15 27 2.9 .513 .510 3.4 -0.1 30 $15,000 23/79
1969 28 CLE AL 114 399 8 -2 0 5 5 17 1.8 14 30 3.2 .516 .512 2.7 1.1 25 $23,500 2/739
1970 29 CLE AL 110 398 13 -1 0 -6 -1 5 0.5 14 19 1.9 .505 .504 2.6 -0.9 25 $26,000 2379
1971 30 LAD NL 90 263 4 -2 0 2 4 8 1.0 9 17 1.9 .510 .506 1.6 0.7 15 2
1972 31 LAD NL 51 169 -7 -0 -1 0 3 -6 -0.6 5 0 -0.1 .488 .496 -0.1 0.3 -0 2
1972 31 DET AL 38 121 8 -1 0 -4 1 5 0.6 4 9 1.0 .516 .504 1.5 -0.3 13 2/9
1973 32 DET AL 80 288 -3 -0 -0 -3 4 -2 -0.1 10 8 0.9 .498 .499 1.1 0.2 11 $47,000 2/79
1973 32 NYY AL 4 12 2 -0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .535 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /D2
1974 33 NYY AL 5 16 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .459 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $50,000 /D2
1974 33 TEX AL 39 118 -5 -0 -0 -3 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .479 .495 -0.0 -0.2 -0 2/D9
11 Seasons 843 2810 29 -9 -2 -16 29 31 3.1 95 126 12.8 .504 .504 15.1 1.1 142 $190,500
CLE (7 yrs) 536 1823 31 -5 -0 -9 16 33 3.1 61 94 9.4 .507 .505 11.0 0.3 102 $93,500
LAD (2 yrs) 141 432 -3 -2 -1 2 6 3 0.4 14 17 1.8 .502 .502 1.5 1.0 15
NYY (2 yrs) 9 28 -0 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 -0.0 1 $50,000
DET (2 yrs) 118 409 5 -1 -0 -6 6 3 0.5 15 18 1.9 .503 .500 2.7 -0.1 24 $47,000
TEX (1 yr) 39 118 -5 -0 -0 -3 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .479 .495 -0.0 -0.2 -0

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
1972 31 DET AL ALCS OAK L 4 15 14 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .267 .500 .767 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 15 14 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .267 .500 .767 7 0 0 0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 CLE AL 23 C 1 1 1 13.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 13.00 .990 7.06 7.10 0 1 0 0 0
1965 CLE AL 24 C 40 33 22 291.0 255 228 22 5 2 .980 3 12 7.73 6.25 .988 6.96 6.94 2 5 11 10 48% 34% 1
1966 CLE AL 25 C 48 31 29 314.1 282 260 15 7 2 .975 -3 -11 7.87 5.73 .988 6.86 6.85 3 14 13 5 28% 38% 1
1967 CLE AL 26 C 85 77 71 697.2 624 561 56 7 7 .989 -5 -9 7.96 7.26 .989 7.22 7.23 10 34 43 22 34% 41% 2
1968 CLE AL 27 C 84 71 60 638.1 574 523 41 10 7 .983 -1 -2 7.95 6.71 .990 6.97 6.94 13 17 37 21 36% 37% 5
1968 CLE AL 27 1B 31 29 22 254.1 216 191 19 6 16 .972 -2 -7 7.43 6.77 .989 9.59 9.54
1968 CLE AL 27 OF 4 3 2 23.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 3.13 2.00 .981 2.07 2.08
1968 CLE AL 27 LF 2 1 0 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 75 3.38 1.50 .977 1.80 1.85
1968 CLE AL 27 RF 2 2 2 15.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 3.60 3.00 .977 1.86 1.85
1969 CLE AL 28 C 102 94 82 813.1 691 634 51 6 8 .991 5 7 7.58 6.72 .987 6.65 6.65 10 25 39 26 40% 36% 5
1969 CLE AL 28 OF 3 2 2 20.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.25 1.67 .978 2.12 2.13
1969 CLE AL 28 LF 2 1 1 11.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1 65 3.27 2.00 .978 1.96 2.00
1969 CLE AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.60
1969 CLE AL 28 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -67 1.00 1.00 .970 1.90 1.90
1970 CLE AL 29 C 39 38 38 344.2 292 277 13 2 2 .993 0 0 7.57 7.44 .988 6.65 6.62 4 7 15 7 32% 39% 0
1970 CLE AL 29 OF 36 34 19 268.2 54 48 3 3 1 .944 -6 -25 1.71 1.42 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 CLE AL 29 1B 29 25 7 197.0 201 180 18 3 15 .985 -0 -3 9.05 6.83 .991 9.59 9.56
1970 CLE AL 29 LF 26 26 14 201.0 38 34 2 2 0 .947 -4 -24 1.61 1.38 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 CLE AL 29 RF 10 8 5 67.2 14 12 1 1 1 .929 -2 -28 1.73 1.30 .975 1.98 1.97
1971 LAD NL 30 C 74 59 49 547.0 381 345 33 3 5 .992 2 4 6.22 5.11 .988 6.34 6.33 5 14 26 16 38% 35% 1
1972 TOT MLB 31 C 73 66 56 589.0 420 389 27 4 5 .990 -3 -6 6.36 5.70 .986 6.56 6.57 5 13 38 12 24% 38% 1
1972 LAD NL 31 C 48 41 36 371.0 264 244 17 3 4 .989 0 0 6.33 5.44 .987 6.61 6.63 2 7 21 9 30% 37% 1
1972 DET AL 31 C 25 25 20 218.0 156 145 10 1 1 .994 -3 -17 6.40 6.20 .985 6.48 6.46 3 6 17 3 15% 39% 0
1972 DET AL 31 OF 4 3 2 28.0 8 6 0 2 0 .750 -1 -26 1.93 1.50 .982 2.22 2.20
1972 DET AL 31 RF 4 3 2 28.0 8 6 0 2 0 .750 -1 -26 1.93 1.50 .980 2.12 2.10
1973 TOT AL 32 C 69 63 59 572.0 432 383 40 9 7 .979 -1 -2 6.66 6.13 .985 6.05 6.02 5 25 46 28 38% 38% 3
1973 DET AL 32 C 68 62 58 563.0 423 375 39 9 7 .979 -1 -2 6.62 6.09 .985 6.05 6.02 5 24 46 27 37% 38% 3
1973 DET AL 32 OF 6 6 5 52.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -42 1.04 1.00 .978 2.28 2.27
1973 DET AL 32 LF 5 5 4 44.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -33 0.82 0.80 .978 2.00 2.00
1973 DET AL 32 RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -90 1.12 1.00 .980 2.14 2.10
1973 NYY AL 32 DH 2 2
1973 NYY AL 32 C 1 1 1 9.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 9.00 .984 6.00 6.00 0 1 0 1 100% 38% 0
1974 TOT AL 33 C 31 27 20 228.0 175 149 21 5 4 .971 -3 -16 6.71 5.48 .983 5.89 5.87 2 17 29 13 31% 38% 2
1974 TOT AL 33 DH 5 5
1974 NYY AL 33 DH 3 3
1974 NYY AL 33 C 1 1 0 7.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.71 6.00 .983 5.91 5.90 0 0 1 0 0% 38% 0
1974 TEX AL 33 C 30 26 20 221.0 169 143 21 5 4 .970 -3 -16 6.68 5.47 .983 5.89 5.87 2 17 28 13 32% 38% 2
1974 TEX AL 33 DH 2 2
1974 TEX AL 33 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1974 TEX AL 33 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
11 Seasons C 646 560 487 5048.1 4139 3762 319 58 49 .986 -6 -1 7.28 6.32 .988 6.65 6.65 59 172 297 160 35% 38% 21
3 Seasons 1B 61 54 29 452.1 418 372 37 9 31 .978 -2 -5 8.14 6.70 .990 9.59 9.55
6 Seasons OF 54 48 30 392.2 81 72 4 5 1 .938 -8 -24 1.74 1.41 .980 2.16 2.15
4 Seasons LF 35 33 19 264.0 49 44 3 2 0 .959 -4 -19 1.60 1.34 .978 1.85 1.84
6 Seasons RF 19 15 11 128.2 30 26 1 3 1 .900 -4 -36 1.89 1.42 .977 2.00 2.00
2 Seasons DH 7 7
11 Seasons TOT 761 662 546 5893.1 4638 4206 360 72 81 .984 -16 -3 6.97 6.00 .988 6.58 6.56 59 172 297 160 35% 38% 21
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1968 AL  11 (6th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1969 AL  634 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1969 AL  51 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1967 AL  7 (5th)
1968 AL  10 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1969 AL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1967 AL  10 (5th)
1968 AL  13 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1967 AL  43 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1965 AL  3 (3rd)
1969 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1967 AL  7.96 (3rd)
1968 AL  7.95 (3rd)
1969 AL  7.58 (2nd)
1973 AL  6.66 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1967 AL  7.26 (2nd)
1968 AL  6.71 (3rd)
1969 AL  6.72 (2nd)
1973 AL  6.13 (4th)
Career  6.32 (70th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1969 AL  .991 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (136th), 12.8 career WAR/12.6 7yr-peak WAR/12.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1964 23 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 24 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1966 25 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1967 26 Cleveland Indians $11,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/10/68 TSN:13000.00,
1968 27 Cleveland Indians $15,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/15/69 TSN:15000.00,2/10/68 TSN: $13,000
1969 28 Cleveland Indians $23,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/15/69 TSN:23000.00,
1970 29 Cleveland Indians $26,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 12/19/70 TSN: $25,000
1973 32 Detroit Tigers $47,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 33 New York Yankees $50,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide Player loss; $56K demand
Career to date (may be incomplete)$190,500
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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Name and misspellings: Duane B. Duke simms Sims

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