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Hal Smith

Harold Wayne Smith

Positions: Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 7, 1930 in West Frankfort, IL
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1955 (Age 24.125)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Orioles/Pirates/Colt.45's/Reds 1955-1964

Final Game: July 22, 1964 (Age 33.228)
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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
1955 24 BAL AL 135 466 424 41 115 23 4 4 52 1 3 30 21 .271 .318 .373 .691 92 158 16 2 4 6 2 *2
1956 25 TOT AL 114 398 371 31 99 23 2 5 42 2 1 20 34 .267 .303 .380 .683 84 141 18 1 2 4 3 *2
1956 25 BAL AL 77 250 229 16 60 14 0 3 18 1 0 17 22 .262 .315 .362 .677 86 83 16 1 2 1 3 2
1956 25 KCA AL 37 148 142 15 39 9 2 2 24 1 1 3 12 .275 .284 .408 .692 81 58 2 0 0 3 0 2
1957 26 KCA AL 107 383 360 41 109 26 0 13 41 2 2 14 44 .303 .328 .483 .811 119 174 13 1 5 3 0 *2
1958 27 KCA AL 99 352 315 32 86 19 2 5 46 0 0 25 47 .273 .323 .394 .717 95 124 6 2 1 8 2 523
1959 28 KCA AL 108 332 292 36 84 12 0 5 31 0 3 34 39 .288 .367 .380 .747 104 111 4 3 2 1 0 52
1960 29 PIT NL 77 286 258 37 76 18 2 11 45 1 1 22 48 .295 .351 .508 .859 131 131 6 2 1 3 0 2
1961 30 PIT NL 67 208 193 12 43 10 0 3 26 0 0 11 38 .223 .267 .321 .588 56 62 6 1 2 1 1 2
1962 31 HOU NL 109 376 345 32 81 14 0 12 35 0 0 24 55 .235 .286 .380 .666 83 131 13 2 2 3 1 2/53
1963 32 HOU NL 31 62 58 1 14 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 15 .241 .290 .276 .566 69 16 4 0 0 0 1 2
1964 33 CIN NL 32 78 66 6 8 1 0 0 3 1 0 12 20 .121 .256 .136 .393 13 9 6 0 1 0 2 2
10 Yrs 879 2941 2682 269 715 148 10 58 323 7 10 196 361 .267 .317 .394 .711 94 1057 92 14 20 29 12
162 Game Avg. 162 542 494 50 132 27 2 11 60 1 2 36 67 .267 .317 .394 .711 94 195 17 3 4 5 2
KCA (4 yrs) 351 1215 1109 124 318 66 4 25 142 3 6 76 142 .287 .332 .421 .753 103 467 25 6 8 15 2
PIT (2 yrs) 144 494 451 49 119 28 2 14 71 1 1 33 86 .264 .316 .428 .744 99 193 12 3 3 4 1
HOU (2 yrs) 140 438 403 33 95 16 0 12 37 0 0 28 70 .236 .287 .365 .651 81 147 17 2 2 3 2
BAL (2 yrs) 212 716 653 57 175 37 4 7 70 2 3 47 43 .268 .317 .369 .686 90 241 32 3 6 7 5
CIN (1 yr) 32 78 66 6 8 1 0 0 3 1 0 12 20 .121 .256 .136 .393 13 9 6 0 1 0 2
AL (5 yrs) 563 1931 1762 181 493 103 8 32 212 5 9 123 185 .280 .326 .402 .728 99 708 57 9 14 22 7
NL (5 yrs) 316 1010 920 88 222 45 2 26 111 2 1 73 176 .241 .299 .379 .678 85 349 35 5 6 7 5

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
1955 24 BAL AL 135 466 -5 -2 -2 -3 5 -6 -0.6 14 8 0.8 .495 .496 1.1 0.3 11 $10,000 *2
1956 25 BAL AL 77 250 -5 -1 -3 -2 3 -9 -0.9 8 -1 -0.2 .488 .494 -0.0 0.1 1 $12,500 2
1956 25 KCA AL 37 148 -4 -0 1 -1 2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.1 .492 .498 0.2 0.1 2 2
1957 26 KCA AL 107 383 9 -0 -1 -8 5 4 0.4 12 16 1.5 .504 .503 2.5 -0.4 24 $14,500 *2
1958 27 KCA AL 99 352 -5 1 0 -0 2 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 0.1 9 $16,500 523
1959 28 KCA AL 108 332 2 -3 -0 -14 3 -12 -1.4 10 -2 -0.3 .488 .492 1.1 -1.2 12 $16,500 52
1960 29 PIT NL 77 286 10 -1 -0 -2 4 10 1.0 11 21 2.2 .514 .507 2.4 0.2 23 $17,500 2
1961 30 PIT NL 67 208 -13 -0 -1 -1 3 -12 -1.3 8 -4 -0.5 .481 .492 -0.4 0.2 -3 $25,000 2
1962 31 HOU NL 109 376 -9 -2 -2 -3 5 -11 -1.1 14 3 0.3 .489 .493 0.6 0.3 6 $26,000 2/53
1963 32 HOU NL 31 62 -2 0 -1 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .489 .498 0.0 -0.0 1 $20,000 2
1964 33 CIN NL 32 78 -7 0 -1 0 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .476 .495 -0.5 0.1 -4 $15,000 2
10 Seasons 879 2941 -29 -8 -11 -35 32 -51 -5.6 97 47 4.2 .494 .497 7.9 -0.3 81 $173,500
KCA (4 yrs) 351 1215 2 -3 -0 -23 11 -13 -1.6 37 24 2.1 .496 .498 4.7 -1.4 47 $47,500
PIT (2 yrs) 144 494 -3 -2 -1 -3 7 -2 -0.3 19 17 1.7 .499 .500 2.0 0.4 20 $42,500
HOU (2 yrs) 140 438 -11 -2 -3 -4 6 -14 -1.4 16 3 0.2 .489 .494 0.6 0.3 7 $46,000
BAL (2 yrs) 212 716 -10 -3 -5 -5 8 -15 -1.5 22 7 0.7 .493 .495 1.1 0.4 12 $22,500
CIN (1 yr) 32 78 -7 0 -1 0 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .476 .495 -0.5 0.1 -4 $15,000

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
1960 ❍ 29 PIT NL WS NYY W 3 8 8 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .750 1.125 6 2 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 8 8 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .750 1.125 6 2 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
1955 BAL AL 24 C 125 113 91 980.1 563 497 58 8 9 .986 -3 -4 5.10 4.44 .988 5.58 5.54 14 24 31 23 43% 47% 3
1956 TOT AL 25 C 108 96 82 832.1 556 496 55 5 14 .991 -3 -4 5.96 5.10 .988 5.91 5.86 6 25 43 23 35% 44% 3
1956 BAL AL 25 C 71 60 48 527.2 348 313 33 2 11 .994 -2 -5 5.90 4.87 .988 5.91 5.86 1 16 28 14 33% 44% 1
1956 KCA AL 25 C 37 36 34 304.2 208 183 22 3 3 .986 -1 -4 6.06 5.54 .988 5.91 5.86 5 9 15 9 38% 44% 2
1957 KCA AL 26 C 103 95 92 855.0 527 463 55 9 8 .983 -8 -11 5.45 5.03 .991 5.92 5.94 16 22 32 19 37% 47% 3
1958 KCA AL 27 3B 43 42 41 384.2 138 44 87 7 9 .949 -1 -3 3.06 3.05 .951 3.11 3.08
1958 KCA AL 27 C 31 29 25 258.0 169 149 19 1 4 .994 0 0 5.86 5.42 .990 6.01 5.95 9 7 3 9 75% 47% 1
1958 KCA AL 27 1B 14 14 13 125.1 126 120 6 0 6 1.000 1 6 9.05 9.00 .991 9.60 9.50
1959 KCA AL 28 3B 77 60 52 553.0 214 85 119 10 10 .953 -12 -27 3.32 2.65 .952 3.21 3.19
1959 KCA AL 28 C 22 18 18 169.0 140 125 10 5 5 .964 -1 -7 7.19 6.14 .989 6.08 6.04 3 7 5 4 44% 40% 1
1960 PIT NL 29 C 71 66 55 587.0 392 356 30 6 5 .985 -2 -4 5.92 5.44 .986 6.58 6.57 8 15 19 10 34% 40% 2
1961 PIT NL 30 C 65 55 42 481.1 311 290 18 3 1 .990 -1 -2 5.76 4.74 .985 6.39 6.32 8 19 14 6 30% 38% 2
1962 HOU NL 31 C 92 86 79 772.0 644 570 65 9 9 .986 -4 -6 7.40 6.90 .987 6.72 6.66 6 41 59 24 29% 34% 2
1962 HOU NL 31 3B 6 2 2 25.0 8 0 7 1 0 .875 1 34 2.52 1.17 .949 2.95 2.92
1962 HOU NL 31 1B 2 1 1 10.0 10 10 0 0 1 1.000 0 36 9.00 5.00 .990 9.81 9.70
1963 HOU NL 32 C 11 10 9 90.2 68 65 2 1 1 .985 -1 -13 6.65 6.09 .986 7.07 7.05 2 3 3 2 40% 42% 0
1964 CIN NL 33 C 20 18 14 160.2 115 105 8 2 1 .983 0 0 6.33 5.65 .988 6.81 6.76 2 4 7 5 42% 40% 0
10 Seasons C 648 586 507 5186.1 3485 3116 320 49 57 .986 -23 -5 5.96 5.30 .988 6.15 6.11 74 167 216 125 37% 42% 17
3 Seasons 3B 126 104 95 962.2 360 129 213 18 19 .950 -13 -16 3.20 2.71 .952 3.16 3.14
2 Seasons 1B 16 15 14 135.1 136 130 6 0 7 1.000 1 8 9.04 8.50 .991 9.62 9.52
10 Seasons TOT 790 705 616 6284.1 3981 3375 539 67 83 .983 -35 -7 5.61 4.95 .985 5.77 5.70 74 167 216 125 37% 42% 17
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.
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

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1955 AL  16 (10th)
1956 AL  18 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1955 AL  20.2 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1955 AL  125 (4th)
1956 AL  108 (5th)
1957 AL  103 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1955 AL  497 (5th)
1956 AL  496 (5th)
1957 AL  463 (5th)
1962 NL  570 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1955 AL  58 (3rd)
1956 AL  55 (2nd)
1957 AL  55 (3rd)
1962 NL  65 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1955 AL  8 (3rd)
1957 AL  9 (1st)
1962 NL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1955 AL  9 (4th)
1956 AL  14 (2nd)
1957 AL  8 (4th)
1962 NL  9 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  14 (1st)
1956 AL  6 (4th)
1957 AL  16 (1st)
1958 AL  9 (5th)
1960 NL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1955 AL  31 (2nd)
1956 AL  43 (1st)
1957 AL  32 (1st)
1962 NL  59 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1955 AL  23 (4th)
1956 AL  23 (3rd)
1962 NL  24 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1962 NL  7.40 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1962 NL  6.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1956 AL  .991 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1959 AL  3.32 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (309th), 4.2 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 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
1955 24 Baltimore Orioles $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 25 Baltimore Orioles $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BAL/KCA
1957 26 Kansas City Athletics $14,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 27 Kansas City Athletics $16,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 28 Kansas City Athletics $16,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1960 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 31 Houston Colt .45's $26,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1963 32 Houston Colt .45's $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 33 Cincinnati Reds $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$173,500
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: Harold Hal hank Wayne Smith

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