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George Smith

George Cornelius Smith

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 7, 1937 in St. Petersburg, FL
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1963 (Age 26.028)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Tigers 1963-1966

Final Game: September 17, 1966 (Age 29.072)
Died: June 15, 1987 in St. Petersburg, FL
Buried: Lincoln Cemetery, Gulfport, FL
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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
1963 25 DET AL 52 195 171 16 37 8 2 0 17 4 0 18 34 .216 .298 .287 .585 63 49 4 2 4 0 1 4
1964 26 DET AL 5 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 .286 .375 .286 .661 86 2 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1965 27 DET AL 32 56 53 6 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 18 .094 .143 .151 .294 -17 8 2 0 0 0 0 4/56
1966 28 BOS AL 128 447 403 41 86 19 4 8 37 4 0 37 86 .213 .283 .340 .622 71 137 9 3 1 3 6 *46
4 Yrs 217 706 634 64 130 27 6 9 57 9 0 59 142 .205 .277 .309 .586 62 196 15 5 5 3 7
162 Game Avg. 162 527 473 48 97 20 4 7 43 7 0 44 106 .205 .277 .309 .586 62 146 11 4 4 2 5
DET (3 yrs) 89 259 231 23 44 8 2 1 20 5 0 22 56 .190 .267 .255 .522 47 59 6 2 4 0 1
BOS (1 yr) 128 447 403 41 86 19 4 8 37 4 0 37 86 .213 .283 .340 .622 71 137 9 3 1 3 6

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
1963 25 DET AL 52 195 -8 1 0 6 1 0 -0.0 6 6 0.6 .501 .500 -0.0 0.8 1 $4,500 4
1964 26 DET AL 5 8 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,400 /4
1965 27 DET AL 32 56 -7 -0 -0 -0 1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .473 .495 -0.7 0.0 -5 $6,000 4/56
1966 28 BOS AL 128 447 -14 2 -0 -12 4 -21 -2.6 15 -6 -1.1 .481 .485 0.5 -1.1 6 $8,500 *46
4 Seasons 217 706 -30 3 -0 -7 6 -28 -3.5 22 -5 -1.2 .485 .491 -0.1 -0.3 2 $24,400
DET (3 yrs) 89 259 -16 1 -0 6 2 -7 -0.9 8 1 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.6 0.8 -5 $15,900
BOS (1 yr) 128 447 -14 2 -0 -12 4 -21 -2.6 15 -6 -1.1 .481 .485 0.5 -1.1 6 $8,500

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
1963 DET AL 25 2B 52 52 47 460.1 282 120 157 5 28 .982 6 15 5.42 5.33 .980 5.08 5.09
1964 DET AL 26 2B 3 1 1 16.2 7 2 5 0 2 1.000 0 22 3.78 2.33 .980 5.18 5.17
1965 DET AL 27 2B 22 11 6 117.2 62 30 31 1 10 .984 0 3 4.67 2.77 .978 5.07 5.06
1965 DET AL 27 3B 3 0 0 8.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 3.38 1.00 .960 3.15 3.13
1965 DET AL 27 SS 3 0 0 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 2.00 0.67 .960 4.70 4.73
1966 BOS AL 28 2B 109 101 81 905.1 543 239 287 17 76 .969 -7 -9 5.23 4.83 .975 5.09 5.09
1966 BOS AL 28 SS 19 13 10 132.0 80 29 44 7 9 .913 -6 -50 4.98 3.84 .960 4.79 4.78
4 Seasons 2B 186 165 135 1500.0 894 391 480 23 116 .974 -1 -0 5.23 4.68 .977 5.09 5.09
2 Seasons SS 22 13 10 141.0 82 30 45 7 9 .915 -6 -49 4.79 3.41 .960 4.79 4.77
1 Season 3B 3 0 0 8.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 3.38 1.00 .960 3.15 3.13
4 Seasons TOT 211 178 145 1649.0 979 423 526 30 125 .969 -7 -5 5.18 4.50 .975 5.05 5.03
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

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  109 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  239 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  287 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  76 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1963 AL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1966 AL  5.23 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  4.83 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1966 AL  .969 (5th)

                                         

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
1963 25 Detroit Tigers $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 26 Detroit Tigers $5,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 27 Detroit Tigers $6,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Noll/Fort/Hylan database:6000.00,
1966 28 Boston Red Sox $8,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Noll/Fort/Hylan database:8500.00,
Career to date (may be incomplete)$24,400
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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