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Al Spangler

Albert Donald Spangler (Spanky)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 8, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Olney HS (Philadelphia, PA)
School: Duke University (Durham, NC)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1959 (Age 26.070)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colt.45's/Cubs/Braves/Angels/Astros 1959-1971

Final Game: September 12, 1971 (Age 38.066)
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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
1959 25 MLN NL 6 14 12 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .417 .462 .583 1.045 188 7 0 0 1 0 0 /87
1960 26 MLN NL 101 122 105 26 28 5 2 0 6 6 2 14 17 .267 .355 .352 .708 102 37 1 1 1 1 1 7/89
1961 27 MLN NL 68 125 97 23 26 2 0 0 6 4 2 28 9 .268 .432 .289 .721 104 28 0 0 0 0 2 78/9
1962 28 HOU NL 129 500 418 51 119 10 9 5 35 7 6 70 46 .285 .389 .388 .777 116 162 1 3 6 2 6 *78
1963 29 HOU NL 120 490 430 52 121 25 4 4 27 5 8 50 38 .281 .355 .386 .741 120 166 5 1 5 4 5 *78/9
1964 30 HOU NL 135 505 449 51 110 18 5 4 38 7 8 41 43 .245 .311 .334 .645 87 150 6 4 6 5 1 *78
1965 31 TOT MLB 89 231 208 35 49 2 1 1 8 5 1 22 17 .236 .307 .269 .577 69 56 1 0 0 1 2 78/9
1965 31 HOU NL 38 127 112 18 24 1 1 1 7 1 1 14 8 .214 .299 .268 .567 67 30 1 0 0 1 2 7/89
1965 31 CAL AL 51 104 96 17 25 1 0 0 1 4 0 8 9 .260 .317 .271 .588 72 26 0 0 0 0 0 8/97
1966 32 CAL AL 6 11 9 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .667 .727 .667 1.394 310 6 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1967 33 CHC NL 62 155 130 18 33 7 0 0 13 2 2 23 17 .254 .361 .308 .669 90 40 1 0 0 2 4 9/8
1968 34 CHC NL 88 203 177 21 48 9 3 2 18 0 1 20 24 .271 .343 .390 .733 114 69 4 1 2 3 2 9/87
1969 35 CHC NL 82 238 213 23 45 8 1 4 23 0 2 21 16 .211 .284 .315 .598 60 67 1 1 2 1 0 9/8
1970 36 CHC NL 21 17 14 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 .143 .294 .429 .723 83 6 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1971 37 CHC NL 5 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 117 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 Yrs 912 2616 2267 307 594 87 26 21 175 37 32 295 234 .262 .347 .351 .698 100 796 20 11 23 19 23
162 Game Avg. 162 465 403 55 106 15 5 4 31 7 6 52 42 .262 .347 .351 .698 100 141 4 2 4 3 4
CHC (5 yrs) 258 618 539 64 130 25 4 7 55 2 5 67 61 .241 .324 .341 .665 85 184 6 2 4 6 6
HOU (4 yrs) 422 1622 1409 172 374 54 19 14 107 20 23 175 135 .265 .347 .361 .708 104 508 13 8 17 12 14
MLN (3 yrs) 175 261 214 52 59 7 3 0 12 11 4 43 27 .276 .398 .336 .734 108 72 1 1 2 1 3
CAL (2 yrs) 57 115 105 19 31 1 0 0 1 4 0 10 11 .295 .357 .305 .661 93 32 0 0 0 0 0
NL (12 yrs) 855 2501 2162 288 563 86 26 21 174 33 32 285 223 .260 .347 .353 .700 100 764 20 11 23 19 23
AL (2 yrs) 57 115 105 19 31 1 0 0 1 4 0 10 11 .295 .357 .305 .661 93 32 0 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
1959 25 MLN NL 6 14 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.2 1 2 0.2 .525 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /87
1960 26 MLN NL 101 122 0 1 1 7 -2 7 0.7 5 11 1.2 .507 .505 0.4 0.5 4 7/89
1961 27 MLN NL 68 125 3 -0 1 -1 -1 2 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .501 0.7 -0.2 7 78/9
1962 28 HOU NL 129 500 13 -3 2 -12 -5 -5 -0.4 19 14 1.5 .496 .497 2.6 -1.6 26 *78
1963 29 HOU NL 120 490 9 -1 1 -3 -5 1 0.2 18 20 2.2 .501 .501 2.4 -0.8 23 *78/9
1964 30 HOU NL 135 505 -6 -0 2 -16 -6 -26 -2.8 19 -7 -0.8 .479 .482 0.8 -2.3 9 *78
1965 31 HOU NL 38 127 -4 -0 -0 -2 -1 -8 -1.0 5 -4 -0.5 .475 .494 -0.2 -0.4 -1 7/89
1965 31 CAL AL 51 104 -3 3 0 1 -1 0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $18,000 8/97
1966 32 CAL AL 6 11 2 0 0 1 -0 3 0.3 0 4 0.4 .559 .502 0.3 0.1 3 /9
1967 33 CHC NL 62 155 -2 1 1 2 -2 -0 0.0 6 5 0.6 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 4 9/8
1968 34 CHC NL 88 203 3 -0 0 -8 -2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .490 .494 0.8 -1.1 8 9/87
1969 35 CHC NL 82 238 -11 -1 1 -5 -2 -18 -2.0 8 -10 -1.2 .475 .487 -0.6 -0.8 -5 9/8
1970 36 CHC NL 21 17 -0 0 0 1 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 /79
1971 37 CHC NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
13 Seasons 912 2616 4 -2 10 -36 -27 -50 -5.5 96 46 4.4 .494 .496 8.1 -6.6 82 $18,000
CHC (5 yrs) 258 618 -11 -0 3 -11 -6 -26 -2.8 21 -4 -0.6 .489 .494 0.6 -1.8 7
HOU (4 yrs) 422 1622 11 -5 5 -33 -17 -38 -4.0 61 23 2.3 .490 .493 5.6 -5.2 56
MLN (3 yrs) 175 261 5 0 2 6 -3 10 1.0 10 20 2.0 .506 .503 1.4 0.3 14
CAL (2 yrs) 57 115 -1 3 0 2 -1 3 0.3 4 7 0.7 .506 .500 0.5 0.1 5 $18,000

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
1959 MLN NL 25 OF 4 2 2 23.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.28 1.50 .977 2.21 2.20
1959 MLN NL 25 CF 3 2 2 22.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 1.23 1.00 .980 2.62 2.60
1959 MLN NL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 648 16.20 3.00 .970 2.16 2.00
1960 MLN NL 26 OF 92 22 20 318.2 93 88 4 1 1 .989 7 26 2.60 1.00 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 MLN NL 26 LF 90 22 20 315.2 88 85 2 1 1 .989 7 25 2.48 0.97 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 MLN NL 26 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1960 MLN NL 26 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1961 MLN NL 27 OF 44 19 16 225.1 58 56 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 2.32 1.32 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 MLN NL 27 LF 23 3 3 75.1 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.27 0.83 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 MLN NL 27 CF 21 16 13 147.0 40 38 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 2.45 1.90 .981 2.63 2.60
1961 MLN NL 27 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1962 HOU NL 28 OF 121 109 90 960.1 198 183 7 8 2 .960 -12 -14 1.78 1.57 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 HOU NL 28 LF 92 82 69 718.0 147 137 5 5 2 .966 -4 -7 1.78 1.54 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 HOU NL 28 CF 29 27 21 242.1 55 50 2 3 0 .945 -8 -37 1.93 1.79 .979 2.47 2.45
1963 HOU NL 29 OF 113 109 93 970.0 223 215 5 3 1 .987 -3 -4 2.04 1.95 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 HOU NL 29 LF 87 77 71 689.0 160 154 4 2 1 .988 3 5 2.06 1.82 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 HOU NL 29 CF 31 30 20 252.1 62 60 1 1 1 .984 -5 -22 2.18 1.97 .982 2.37 2.36
1963 HOU NL 29 RF 4 2 2 28.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 0.94 0.75 .977 1.82 1.82
1964 HOU NL 30 OF 127 112 104 1013.0 195 185 3 7 1 .964 -16 -19 1.67 1.48 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 HOU NL 30 LF 106 89 85 812.2 145 138 2 5 1 .966 -14 -21 1.55 1.32 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 HOU NL 30 CF 25 23 19 200.1 54 51 1 2 1 .963 -1 -8 2.34 2.08 .977 2.35 2.33
1965 TOT MLB 31 OF 57 43 34 410.2 82 76 3 3 0 .963 -2 -5 1.73 1.39 .976 2.02 2.01
1965 TOT MLB 31 LF 35 26 26 258.2 48 43 3 2 0 .958 -2 -10 1.60 1.31 .967 1.72 1.73
1965 TOT MLB 31 CF 18 12 6 114.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 0 2 2.05 1.44 .979 2.40 2.39
1965 TOT MLB 31 RF 7 5 2 38.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 1.89 1.14 .979 1.85 1.86
1965 HOU NL 31 OF 33 25 25 246.2 45 40 3 2 0 .956 -2 -12 1.57 1.30 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 HOU NL 31 LF 31 25 25 242.2 44 39 3 2 0 .955 -2 -12 1.56 1.35 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 HOU NL 31 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1965 HOU NL 31 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1965 CAL AL 31 OF 24 18 9 164.0 37 36 0 1 0 .973 1 6 1.98 1.50 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CAL AL 31 CF 17 12 6 113.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 0 2 2.07 1.53 .979 2.40 2.40
1965 CAL AL 31 RF 6 5 2 35.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 1.80 1.17 .979 1.85 1.83
1965 CAL AL 31 LF 4 1 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 1.00 .980 1.86 1.85
1966 CAL AL 32 OF 3 2 2 19.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 43 1.37 1.00 .983 2.11 2.10
1966 CAL AL 32 RF 3 2 2 19.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 43 1.83 1.33 .980 1.92 1.93
1967 CHC NL 33 OF 41 33 28 308.0 72 71 0 1 0 .986 2 6 2.07 1.73 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 CHC NL 33 RF 34 29 25 265.1 60 59 0 1 0 .983 2 10 2.00 1.74 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 CHC NL 33 CF 7 4 3 42.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -17 1.48 1.00 .981 2.30 2.29
1968 CHC NL 34 OF 48 39 31 354.2 75 71 2 2 1 .973 -8 -27 1.85 1.52 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 CHC NL 34 RF 42 33 27 305.2 66 62 2 2 1 .970 -8 -30 1.88 1.52 .981 2.01 2.01
1968 CHC NL 34 CF 7 5 3 40.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.58 1.00 .979 2.38 2.40
1968 CHC NL 34 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 2.00 .965 1.60 1.60
1969 CHC NL 35 OF 58 52 32 445.1 80 75 1 4 0 .950 -5 -15 1.54 1.31 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 CHC NL 35 RF 57 52 32 444.1 79 74 1 4 0 .949 -6 -15 1.52 1.32 .975 1.84 1.82
1969 CHC NL 35 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.30
1970 CHC NL 36 OF 6 0 0 15.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 56 3.00 0.83 .976 2.04 2.07
1970 CHC NL 36 LF 3 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 5.40 1.00 .970 1.80 1.73
1970 CHC NL 36 RF 3 0 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 1.80 0.67 .975 1.98 1.97
12 Seasons OF 714 542 452 5064.1 1090 1034 27 29 6 .973 -36 -9 1.89 1.49 .975 2.04 2.05
9 Seasons LF 438 300 275 2885.0 615 584 16 15 5 .976 -9 -4 1.87 1.37 .969 1.79 1.81
9 Seasons RF 152 123 90 1116.2 223 213 3 7 1 .969 -11 -11 1.74 1.42 .977 1.93 1.93
10 Seasons CF 143 119 87 1062.2 256 243 6 7 2 .973 -16 -18 2.11 1.74 .980 2.43 2.42
13 Seasons TOT 714 542 452 5064.1 1090 1034 27 29 6 .973 -36 -9 1.89 1.49 .975 2.04 2.05
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1962 NL  9 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  70 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1964 NL  8 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1964 NL  10.4 (9th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  90 (4th)
1964 NL  106 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  1 (4th)
1962 NL  2 (2nd)
1963 NL  1 (4th)
1964 NL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (4th)
1963 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1960 NL  2.48 (1st)
1963 NL  2.06 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  0.97 (4th)
1963 NL  1.82 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1960 NL  2.60 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1971 NL  born 1933-07-08 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2111), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2117), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (285th), 4.4 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1965 31 California Angels $18,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $18,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,000
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: Albert Al Spanky Donald alphonse allen allan alberto alan Spangler spanlger

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