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Lou Skizas

Louis Peter Skizas (The Nervous Greek)

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 2, 1932 in Chicago, IL
High School: Crane Technical HS (Chicago, IL)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1956 (Age 23.322, 8,943rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/WhiteSox/Yankees 1956-1959

Final Game: April 30, 1959 (Age 26.332)
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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
1956 24 TOT AL 89 322 303 39 95 11 3 11 40 3 1 15 19 .314 .343 .479 .821 115 145 13 0 2 3 1 79
1956 24 NYY AL 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -10 1 0 0 0 0 0
1956 24 KCA AL 83 316 297 39 94 11 3 11 39 3 1 15 17 .316 .346 .485 .831 118 144 13 0 2 3 1 79
1957 25 KCA AL 119 410 376 34 92 14 1 18 44 5 2 27 15 .245 .297 .431 .727 96 162 9 2 3 3 1 957
1958 26 DET AL 23 38 33 4 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 .242 .342 .394 .736 97 13 1 0 0 0 1 /579
1959 27 CHW AL 8 16 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .077 .250 .077 .327 -5 1 1 0 0 0 0 /7
4 Yrs 239 786 725 80 196 27 4 30 86 8 3 50 37 .270 .317 .443 .759 102 321 24 2 5 6 3
162 Game Avg. 162 533 491 54 133 18 3 20 58 5 2 34 25 .270 .317 .443 .759 102 218 16 1 3 4 2
KCA (2 yrs) 202 726 673 73 186 25 4 29 83 8 3 42 32 .276 .318 .455 .773 106 306 22 2 5 6 2
NYY (1 yr) 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -10 1 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 23 38 33 4 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 .242 .342 .394 .736 97 13 1 0 0 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 8 16 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .077 .250 .077 .327 -5 1 1 0 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
1956 24 NYY AL 6 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,500
1956 24 KCA AL 83 316 9 -1 -2 2 -3 5 0.5 10 14 1.4 .506 .503 1.2 -0.2 13 79
1957 25 KCA AL 119 410 -1 -1 -1 4 -3 -2 -0.3 13 10 0.9 .498 .498 0.5 0.1 6 $9,000 957
1958 26 DET AL 23 38 -1 -1 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $10,500 /579
1959 27 CHW AL 8 16 -2 0 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $10,500 /7
4 Seasons 239 786 5 -3 -3 3 -7 -6 -0.8 24 18 1.6 .497 .500 1.3 -0.5 16 $34,500
KCA (2 yrs) 202 726 8 -2 -3 6 -7 2 0.1 22 24 2.3 .501 .500 1.7 -0.1 19 $9,000
NYY (1 yr) 6 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,500
DET (1 yr) 23 38 -1 -1 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $10,500
CHW (1 yr) 8 16 -2 0 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $10,500

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
1956 KCA AL 24 OF 74 72 64 622.0 161 148 9 4 0 .975 2 3 2.27 2.12 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 KCA AL 24 LF 57 56 51 496.2 137 125 9 3 0 .978 5 11 2.43 2.35 .977 2.10 2.09
1956 KCA AL 24 RF 17 16 13 125.1 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -3 -29 1.58 1.29 .973 2.09 2.07
1957 KCA AL 25 OF 76 67 47 574.1 127 119 5 3 2 .976 2 5 1.94 1.63 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 KCA AL 25 RF 69 63 43 517.2 116 110 4 2 1 .983 1 3 1.98 1.65 .976 1.93 1.93
1957 KCA AL 25 3B 32 28 18 230.1 91 29 57 5 3 .945 2 10 3.36 2.69 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 KCA AL 25 LF 14 4 4 56.2 14 12 1 1 1 .929 1 25 2.06 0.93 .980 2.10 2.10
1958 DET AL 26 OF 5 2 1 22.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -2 -104 1.23 0.60 .982 2.25 2.24
1958 DET AL 26 3B 4 4 3 30.0 10 1 7 2 0 .800 -1 -48 2.40 2.00 .951 3.12 3.08
1958 DET AL 26 LF 4 2 1 19.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -88 0.95 0.50 .980 2.08 2.08
1958 DET AL 26 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -200 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1959 CHW AL 27 LF 6 4 1 26.1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 1.71 0.83 .980 2.05 2.05
1959 CHW AL 27 OF 6 4 1 26.1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 2.39 1.17 .980 2.22 2.22
4 Seasons OF 161 145 113 1244.2 299 276 15 8 2 .973 2 2 2.10 1.81 .979 2.29 2.28
3 Seasons RF 87 79 56 646.0 140 133 4 3 1 .979 -2 -4 1.91 1.57 .976 1.96 1.96
4 Seasons LF 81 66 57 598.2 159 143 11 5 1 .969 4 8 2.32 1.90 .977 2.10 2.09
2 Seasons 3B 36 32 21 260.1 101 30 64 7 3 .931 1 3 3.25 2.61 .951 3.22 3.22
4 Seasons TOT 197 177 134 1505.0 400 306 79 15 5 .963 3 2 2.30 1.95 .972 2.45 2.45
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

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  1 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1957 AL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  5 (4th)

                                         

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
1956 24 New York Yankees $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts NYY/KCA
1957 25 Kansas City Athletics $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 26 Detroit Tigers $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 27 Chicago White Sox $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$34,500
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: The Nervous Louis Peter lue lu Lou loe lew Greek Skizas

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