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Charlie Spikes

Leslie Charles Spikes

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: January 23, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA
High School: Central Memorial HS (Bogalusa, LA)
School: Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1972 (Age 21.222)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/Yankees/Tigers 1972-1980

Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 29.256)
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Standard Batting

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
1972 21 NYY AL 14 35 34 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 13 .147 .171 .176 .348 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1973 22 CLE AL 140 561 506 68 120 12 3 23 73 5 3 45 103 .237 .303 .409 .712 98 207 12 5 0 5 1 *7D9
1974 23 CLE AL 155 612 568 63 154 23 1 22 80 10 7 34 100 .271 .319 .431 .750 116 245 15 7 0 3 2 *9
1975 24 CLE AL 111 378 345 41 79 13 3 11 33 7 6 30 51 .229 .291 .380 .670 90 131 11 0 3 0 3 97/D
1976 25 CLE AL 101 365 334 34 79 11 5 3 31 5 6 23 50 .237 .294 .326 .620 84 109 4 5 1 2 3 9/D7
1977 26 CLE AL 32 109 95 13 22 2 0 3 11 0 2 11 17 .232 .321 .347 .668 86 33 4 2 0 1 0 9/D
1978 27 DET AL 10 32 28 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .250 .344 .286 .629 77 8 0 2 0 0 1 /9
1979 28 ATL NL 66 100 93 12 26 8 0 3 21 0 0 5 30 .280 .310 .462 .772 103 43 3 0 0 2 1 7/9
1980 29 ATL NL 41 40 36 6 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 18 .278 .350 .306 .656 83 11 0 1 0 0 2 /97
9 Yrs 670 2232 2039 240 502 72 12 65 256 27 25 154 388 .246 .304 .389 .693 97 793 49 22 4 13 13
162 Game Avg. 162 540 493 58 121 17 3 16 62 7 6 37 94 .246 .304 .389 .693 97 192 12 5 1 3 3
CLE (5 yrs) 539 2025 1848 219 454 61 12 62 228 27 24 143 321 .246 .305 .392 .697 99 725 46 19 4 11 9
ATL (2 yrs) 107 140 129 18 36 9 0 3 23 0 0 8 48 .279 .321 .419 .740 97 54 3 1 0 2 3
NYY (1 yr) 14 35 34 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 13 .147 .171 .176 .348 5 6 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 10 32 28 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .250 .344 .286 .629 77 8 0 2 0 0 1
AL (7 yrs) 563 2092 1910 222 466 63 12 62 233 27 25 146 340 .244 .303 .387 .690 97 739 46 21 4 11 10
NL (2 yrs) 107 140 129 18 36 9 0 3 23 0 0 8 48 .279 .321 .419 .740 97 54 3 1 0 2 3

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
1972 21 NYY AL 14 35 -4 -0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $5,100 /9
1973 22 CLE AL 140 561 -4 1 -0 -7 -7 -18 -1.7 20 2 0.2 .486 .488 0.8 -1.4 9 $9,000 *7D9
1974 23 CLE AL 155 612 9 -0 -1 -8 -6 -6 -0.6 22 16 1.6 .496 .496 2.5 -1.5 24 *9
1975 24 CLE AL 111 378 -4 -0 0 -5 -5 -14 -1.4 14 -0 -0.1 .486 .491 0.5 -1.0 5 97/D
1976 25 CLE AL 101 365 -7 -3 1 1 -4 -12 -1.4 13 1 -0.1 .486 .491 -0.1 -0.4 -0 9/D7
1977 26 CLE AL 32 109 -1 -1 -0 -5 -1 -8 -0.8 4 -4 -0.4 .473 .495 0.0 -0.6 0 9/D
1978 27 DET AL 10 32 0 -1 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .489 .499 0.0 -0.0 0 /9
1979 28 ATL NL 66 100 -1 -1 0 -4 -0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .490 .496 0.1 -0.5 2 7/9
1980 29 ATL NL 41 40 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .498 .499 0.0 0.0 0 /97
9 Seasons 670 2232 -14 -5 0 -29 -24 -71 -7.4 80 9 0.4 .488 .493 3.4 -5.5 37 $14,100
CLE (5 yrs) 539 2025 -8 -4 -0 -24 -23 -59 -5.9 73 14 1.1 .488 .492 3.7 -4.9 38 $9,000
ATL (2 yrs) 107 140 -2 -0 0 -4 -0 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .493 .497 0.1 -0.5 2
NYY (1 yr) 14 35 -4 -0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $5,100
DET (1 yr) 10 32 0 -1 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .489 .499 0.0 -0.0 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1972 21 NYY AL 35 30 1 0.9 81 .238 .147 .243 .171 .311 .176 .351 .348 .663 5 .072 -4.0 -0.4 .200 .029 .029
1973 22 CLE AL 561 406 62 4.1 95 .252 .237 .262 .303 .331 .409 .385 .712 .716 98 .474 -3.5 -0.4 .646 .265 .172 8.2
1974 23 CLE AL 612 439 74 4.5 88 .294 .271 .257 .319 .322 .431 .370 .750 .691 116 .542 9.4 1.0 .663 .225 .160 13.8
1975 24 CLE AL 378 286 35 3.3 92 .240 .229 .257 .291 .327 .380 .377 .670 .704 90 .379 -6.3 -0.6 .572 .241 .151 8.6
1976 25 CLE AL 365 268 32 3.2 84 .269 .237 .254 .294 .318 .326 .358 .620 .675 84 .405 -7.5 -0.8 .513 .156 .090 3.8
1977 26 CLE AL 109 80 10 3.4 96 .250 .232 .261 .321 .325 .347 .398 .668 .723 86 .355 -1.5 -0.2 .557 .211 .116 .0
1978 27 DET AL 32 21 3 3.8 96 .318 .250 .265 .344 .330 .286 .390 .629 .720 77 .444 -0.7 -0.1 .571 .107 .036
1979 28 ATL NL 100 72 13 4.9 105 .371 .280 .277 .310 .344 .462 .411 .772 .755 103 .544 0.3 0.0 .686 .237 .183 .0
1980 29 ATL NL 40 26 4 4.2 98 .556 .278 .270 .350 .333 .306 .392 .656 .725 83 .491 -0.7 -0.1 .577 .111 .028
9 Yrs 2232 1628 234 3.9 91 .273 .246 .259 .304 .325 .389 .376 .693 .702 97 .459 -14.5 -1.5 .603 .219 .143 38.2
162 Game Avg. 540 394 57 3.9 91 .273 .246 .259 .304 .325 .389 .376 .693 .702 97 .459 -14.5 -1.5 .603 .219 .143 9
CLE (5 yrs) 2025 1479 213 3.9 91 .266 .246 .258 .305 .325 .392 .375 .697 .699 99 .461 -9.4 -1.0 .608 .226 .147 37.6
ATL (2 yrs) 140 98 17 4.7 103 .413 .279 .275 .321 .341 .419 .406 .740 .747 97 .532 -0.4 -0.0 .656 .202 .140 .0
NYY (1 yr) 35 30 1 0.9 81 .238 .147 .243 .171 .311 .176 .351 .348 .663 5 .072 -4.0 -0.4 .200 .029 .029
DET (1 yr) 32 21 3 3.8 96 .318 .250 .265 .344 .330 .286 .390 .629 .720 77 .444 -0.7 -0.1 .571 .107 .036
AL (7 yrs) 2092 1530 217 3.8 90 .266 .244 .258 .303 .324 .387 .374 .690 .699 97 .455 -14.1 -1.5 .599 .220 .143 37.6
NL (2 yrs) 140 98 17 4.7 103 .413 .279 .275 .321 .341 .419 .406 .740 .747 97 .532 -0.4 -0.0 .656 .202 .140 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1972 21 NYY AL 35 0.0% 37.1% 2.9% 2.9% 20% 13.00 2.6 11.3 0.45 60%
1973 22 CLE AL 561 4.1% 18.4% 8.0% 6.8% 32% 2.29 4.9 22.0 6.9 1.18 69%
1974 23 CLE AL 612 3.6% 16.3% 5.6% 7.5% 30% 2.94 5.7 25.8 7.1 1.09 73%
1975 24 CLE AL 378 2.9% 13.5% 7.9% 7.1% 34% 1.70 6.8 31.4 10.5 1.53 75%
1976 25 CLE AL 365 0.8% 13.7% 6.3% 5.2% 24% 2.17 6.7 111.3 10.8 1.10 78%
1977 26 CLE AL 109 2.8% 15.6% 10.1% 4.6% 23% 1.55 5.6 31.7 8.6 1.11 70%
1978 27 DET AL 32 0.0% 18.8% 6.3% 3.1% 14% 3.00 4.7 14.0 0.56 69%
1979 28 ATL NL 100 3.0% 30.0% 5.0% 11.0% 42% 6.00 3.1 31.0 4.4 1.39 62%
1980 29 ATL NL 40 0.0% 45.0% 7.5% 2.5% 10% 6.00 2.0 18.0 0.33 45%
9 Yrs 2232 2.9% 17.4% 6.9% 6.7% 30% 2.52 5.3 31.4 8.0 1.17 72%
MLB Averages 1.9% 13.1% 8.6% 6.3% 27% 1.53 6.8 46.5 8.7 1.10 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1972 21 NYY AL -4.0 -0.4 36 -0.5 0.3 -0.7 .92 -0.5 -0.0 -3.5 -0.4 0.89 -4.4 1.63 5
1973 22 CLE AL -3.5 -0.4 575 0.2 10.4 -10.1 1.00 -0.2 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.94 0.7 2.03 2
1974 23 CLE AL 9.4 1.0 635 0.2 12.1 -11.9 1.06 0.6 -0.4 10.8 1.1 0.98 7.9 5.83 1
1975 24 CLE AL -6.3 -0.6 394 0.4 7.2 -6.8 1.04 -0.3 0.6 -8.6 -0.9 0.98 -4.2 2.11 18
1976 25 CLE AL -7.5 -0.8 381 -1.3 5.1 -6.4 1.00 -0.8 -0.5 -6.2 -0.7 0.98 -7.3 1.57 8
1977 26 CLE AL -1.5 -0.2 112 -0.2 1.5 -1.7 .88 -0.1 -0.2 -3.9 -0.4 0.92 -3.0 0.88 7
1978 27 DET AL -0.7 -0.1 32 -0.2 0.5 -0.7 1.38 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 1.15 -0.6 4.15 0
1979 28 ATL NL 0.3 0.0 101 0.8 3.3 -2.5 1.51 -0.2 0.7 2.6 0.2 1.14 -0.6 1.87 47
1980 29 ATL NL -0.7 -0.1 42 -0.2 0.8 -1.0 1.46 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.94 -1.5 1.55 31
9 Yrs -14.5 -1.5 2308 -0.8 41.1 -41.9 1.05 -1.7 0.9 -10.1 -1.1 0.97 -13.0 1.77 119

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1972 21 NYY AL 0 0 33% 5 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1973 22 CLE AL 4 0 31% 197 5 3 63% 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 46% 30 22 8 11 6 5 14 2 12
1974 23 CLE AL 5 0 24% 201 10 7 59% 10 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 1 3 9 45% 32 19 13 3 2 1 16 5 9
1975 24 CLE AL 7 0 30% 108 7 6 54% 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 7 53% 15 10 4 5 3 2 10 0 10
1976 25 CLE AL 4 0 30% 116 5 6 45% 4 5 1 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 1 2 1 6 41% 26 13 11 4 2 2 7 4 2
1977 26 CLE AL 2 0 31% 36 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 63% 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 3
1978 27 DET AL 2 0 9% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0% 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
1979 28 ATL NL 0 0 32% 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 25% 7 5 1 3 3 0 2 0 2
1980 29 ATL NL 0 0 43% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
9 Yrs 24 0 29% 722 27 25 52% 25 21 2 2 0 2 7 3 16 0 4 7 5 37 44% 119 75 40 29 18 10 55 13 39

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1972 21 NYY AL 35 77% 5 5 0 0 0 1.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 4 0 0% 20 3 15% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
1973 22 CLE AL 561 34% 120 2 1 0 0 2.03 23 0 8 15 8 13 10 0 0 0 88 12 14% 41 11 27% 319 50 16% 24 13 54% 13 6 46% 0
1974 23 CLE AL 612 39% 154 1 0 0 0 5.83 22 0 11 13 9 12 10 0 0 0 114 15 13% 54 10 19% 389 64 16% 23 10 43% 28 9 32% 0
1975 24 CLE AL 378 51% 79 18 7 1 5 2.11 11 0 9 2 9 5 6 0 3 3 100% 89 11 12% 30 7 23% 256 23 9% 10 3 30% 15 6 40% 0
1976 25 CLE AL 365 40% 79 8 0 0 0 1.57 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 100% 83 4 5% 24 9 38% 246 29 12% 14 8 57% 8 5 63% 0
1977 26 CLE AL 109 35% 22 7 1 0 1 0.88 3 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 22 4 18% 13 4 31% 71 9 13% 7 5 71% 6 1 17% 0
1978 27 DET AL 32 88% 7 0 0 0 0 4.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0% 4 0 0% 32 2 6% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1979 28 ATL NL 100 58% 26 47 16 2 9 1.87 3 0 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 34 3 9% 14 2 14% 92 18 20% 11 8 73% 12 5 42% 0
1980 29 ATL NL 40 78% 10 31 10 0 2 1.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 3 0 0% 24 2 8% 5 1 20% 1 0 0% 0
9 Yrs 2232 43% 502 119 35 3 17 1.77 65 1 39 35 30 36 29 0 4 4 100% 452 49 11% 187 43 23% 1449 200 14% 97 49 51% 85 32 38% 0
MLB Averages 55% 77% 11% 34% 14% 49% 54%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 21 14 35 34 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 13 .147 .171 .176 .348 5 6 0 0 0 0 0
1973 22 154 596 540 70 125 13 3 23 76 5 4 46 116 .231 .295 .394 .690 93 213 12 5 0 5 1
1974 23 309 1208 1108 133 279 36 4 45 156 15 11 80 216 .252 .307 .413 .720 104 458 27 12 0 8 3
1975 24 420 1586 1453 174 358 49 7 56 189 22 17 110 267 .246 .303 .405 .709 101 589 38 12 3 8 6
1976 25 521 1951 1787 208 437 60 12 59 220 27 23 133 317 .245 .301 .391 .692 98 698 42 17 4 10 9
1977 26 553 2060 1882 221 459 62 12 62 231 27 25 144 334 .244 .303 .388 .691 97 731 46 19 4 11 9
1978 27 563 2092 1910 222 466 63 12 62 233 27 25 146 340 .244 .303 .387 .690 97 739 46 21 4 11 10
1979 28 629 2192 2003 234 492 71 12 65 254 27 25 151 370 .246 .303 .390 .694 97 782 49 21 4 13 11
1980 29 670 2232 2039 240 502 72 12 65 256 27 25 154 388 .246 .304 .389 .693 97 793 49 22 4 13 13

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1972 21 15 36 35 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 14 .143 .167 .171 .338 1 14
1973 22 140 569 512 73 126 13 3 24 79 5 47 103 .246 .313 .424 .737 67 140
1974 23 155 631 583 73 169 25 1 24 93 11 37 100 .290 .339 .460 .799 89 155
1975 24 112 387 352 46 84 14 3 12 37 7 32 51 .239 .302 .398 .700 42 111
1976 25 102 380 345 41 88 12 6 3 37 6 26 50 .255 .317 .351 .667 37 101
1977 26 32 111 96 14 23 2 0 3 12 0 12 17 .240 .333 .354 .687 11 32
1978 27 10 33 29 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 6 .276 .364 .310 .674 3 10
1979 28 66 99 92 11 25 8 0 3 20 0 5 30 .272 .303 .457 .760 13 66
1980 29 41 41 37 7 11 1 0 0 2 0 3 18 .297 .366 .324 .690 4 41
9 Yrs 673 2287 2081 268 539 77 13 69 285 29 165 389 .259 .319 .408 .727 267 670
162 Game Avg. 162 551 501 65 130 19 3 17 69 7 40 94 .259 .319 .408 .727 64 670



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Home Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  22 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1973 AL  103 (8th)
1974 AL  100 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1974 AL  7 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1974 AL  13.8 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1973 AL  22.0 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1902), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (446th), 0.4 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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