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Champ Summers

John Junior Summers

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 15, 1946 in Bremerton, WA
High School: Madison HS (Madison, IL)
Schools: Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
Signed
by the Oakland Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1971. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1974 (Age 27)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Cubs/Reds/Giants/Padres/... 1974-1984

Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 38)
Died: October 11, 2012 in Ocala, FL
Buried: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, 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
1974 28 OAK AL 20 25 24 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .125 .160 .167 .327 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0 /79D
1975 29 CHC NL 76 103 91 14 21 5 1 1 16 0 0 10 13 .231 .311 .341 .651 78 31 3 1 0 1 0 7/9
1976 30 CHC NL 83 142 126 11 26 2 0 3 13 1 0 13 31 .206 .284 .294 .577 59 37 3 1 1 1 1 73/92
1977 31 CIN NL 59 84 76 11 13 4 0 3 6 0 0 6 16 .171 .238 .342 .580 53 26 3 1 0 1 1 9/75
1978 32 CIN NL 13 42 35 4 9 2 0 1 3 2 1 7 4 .257 .381 .400 .781 119 14 2 0 0 0 1 9
1979 33 TOT MLB 117 364 306 57 89 14 2 21 62 7 7 53 48 .291 .401 .556 .957 154 170 5 4 0 1 4 93D/7
1979 33 CIN NL 27 74 60 10 12 2 1 1 11 0 1 13 15 .200 .351 .317 .668 84 19 1 1 0 0 0 /937
1979 33 DET AL 90 290 246 47 77 12 1 20 51 7 6 40 33 .313 .414 .614 1.028 171 151 4 3 0 1 4 9D/37
1980 34 DET AL 120 408 347 61 103 19 1 17 60 4 3 52 52 .297 .393 .504 .897 143 175 10 5 1 3 6 D97/3
1981 35 DET AL 64 189 165 16 42 8 0 3 21 1 1 19 35 .255 .339 .358 .696 99 59 0 3 0 2 3 D9
1982 36 SFG NL 70 147 125 15 31 5 0 4 19 0 1 16 17 .248 .342 .384 .726 105 48 4 3 1 2 0 7/39
1983 37 SFG NL 29 30 22 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 8 .136 .333 .136 .470 37 3 3 0 0 1 0 /7
1984 38 SDP NL 47 59 54 5 10 3 0 1 12 0 0 4 15 .185 .254 .296 .551 55 16 2 1 0 0 1 /3
11 Yrs 698 1593 1371 199 350 63 4 54 218 15 13 188 244 .255 .350 .425 .776 112 583 35 19 3 12 17
162 Game Avg. 162 370 318 46 81 15 1 13 51 3 3 44 57 .255 .350 .425 .776 112 135 8 4 1 3 4
CIN (3 yrs) 99 200 171 25 34 8 1 5 20 2 2 26 35 .199 .310 .345 .655 78 59 6 2 0 1 2
DET (3 yrs) 274 887 758 124 222 39 2 40 132 12 10 111 120 .293 .388 .508 .896 143 385 14 11 1 6 13
SFG (2 yrs) 99 177 147 18 34 5 0 4 22 0 1 23 25 .231 .341 .347 .688 94 51 7 3 1 3 0
CHC (2 yrs) 159 245 217 25 47 7 1 4 29 1 0 23 44 .217 .295 .313 .608 67 68 6 2 1 2 1
OAK (1 yr) 20 25 24 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .125 .160 .167 .327 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (1 yr) 47 59 54 5 10 3 0 1 12 0 0 4 15 .185 .254 .296 .551 55 16 2 1 0 0 1
NL (8 yrs) 404 681 589 73 125 23 2 14 83 3 3 76 119 .212 .308 .329 .637 76 194 21 8 2 6 4
AL (4 yrs) 294 912 782 126 225 40 2 40 135 12 10 112 125 .288 .382 .497 .879 139 389 14 11 1 6 13

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
1974 28 OAK AL 20 25 -2 0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /79D
1975 29 CHC NL 76 103 -0 1 0 -3 -0 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .496 .498 0.3 -0.3 4 7/9
1976 30 CHC NL 83 142 -5 -1 -0 -3 -1 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.8 .485 .492 -0.4 -0.5 -3 73/92
1977 31 CIN NL 59 84 -4 -0 -1 2 -0 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 9/75
1978 32 CIN NL 13 42 1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .490 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 9
1979 33 CIN NL 27 74 1 0 -0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.2 -0.3 2 /937
1979 33 DET AL 90 290 23 -0 1 -7 -4 13 1.3 10 23 2.3 .514 .508 3.0 -1.1 30 9D/37
1980 34 DET AL 120 408 22 -3 0 -4 -8 8 0.9 14 21 2.2 .506 .505 2.6 -1.2 26 D97/3
1981 35 DET AL 64 189 -0 -1 0 -0 -4 -6 -0.6 6 1 -0.0 .490 .496 0.1 -0.5 1 D9
1982 36 SFG NL 70 147 2 -1 -0 -4 -1 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .493 .497 0.5 -0.6 5 7/39
1983 37 SFG NL 29 30 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /7
1984 38 SDP NL 47 59 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /3
11 Seasons 698 1593 33 -4 1 -26 -21 -17 -2.0 54 37 3.2 .497 .500 5.8 -4.9 63
CIN (3 yrs) 99 200 -2 -0 -1 -2 -2 -7 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .493 .498 0.1 -0.4 2
DET (3 yrs) 274 887 45 -4 2 -12 -16 15 1.5 31 45 4.4 .505 .504 5.6 -2.8 57
SFG (2 yrs) 99 177 -0 -0 -0 -4 -1 -6 -0.7 6 0 -0.1 .493 .498 0.4 -0.6 4
CHC (2 yrs) 159 245 -5 -0 -0 -6 -2 -13 -1.5 8 -5 -0.8 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.9 1
OAK (1 yr) 20 25 -2 0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1
SDP (1 yr) 47 59 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0

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
1984 38 SDP NL NLCS CHC W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 38 SDP NL WS DET L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 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
1974 OAK AL 28 OF 12 1 1 33.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.60 0.50 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 OAK AL 28 LF 8 1 1 25.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 0.63 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 OAK AL 28 RF 4 0 0 8.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -42 1.04 0.25 .980 2.18 2.17
1974 OAK AL 28 DH 2 0
1975 CHC NL 29 OF 18 9 4 89.1 18 16 0 2 0 .889 -3 -38 1.61 0.89 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 CHC NL 29 LF 16 7 2 70.1 18 16 0 2 0 .889 -2 -41 2.05 1.00 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 CHC NL 29 RF 3 2 2 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -25 0.95 0.67 .975 2.04 2.03
1976 CHC NL 30 OF 26 12 10 129.0 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -2 -22 1.88 1.04 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 CHC NL 30 LF 20 7 5 83.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -22 1.73 0.80 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 CHC NL 30 1B 10 7 6 65.0 73 69 4 0 10 1.000 -1 -17 10.11 7.30 .991 9.96 9.93
1976 CHC NL 30 RF 6 5 5 46.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -1 -23 1.96 1.67 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 CHC NL 30 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 5.90 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CIN NL 31 OF 16 9 6 93.0 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.32 1.50 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 CIN NL 31 RF 14 7 4 73.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 1 16 2.22 1.29 .974 2.11 2.11
1977 CIN NL 31 LF 3 2 2 20.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 24 2.70 2.00 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 CIN NL 31 3B 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 80 6.00 2.00 .955 3.00 3.00
1978 CIN NL 32 OF 12 11 8 97.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -12 1.30 1.17 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 CIN NL 32 RF 12 11 8 97.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -12 1.30 1.17 .977 2.13 2.11
1979 TOT MLB 33 OF 82 71 43 591.2 108 102 4 2 0 .981 -9 -18 1.61 1.29 .981 2.44 2.41
1979 TOT MLB 33 RF 77 68 41 566.2 109 105 3 1 0 .991 -7 -15 1.72 1.40 .980 2.24 2.22
1979 TOT MLB 33 1B 10 8 5 70.1 71 64 6 1 5 .986 -1 -12 8.96 7.00 .992 9.94 9.90
1979 TOT MLB 33 LF 5 3 2 25.0 5 3 1 1 0 .800 -2 -96 1.44 0.80 .970 2.02 2.04
1979 CIN NL 33 OF 13 11 5 88.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 -1 -16 1.64 1.23 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 CIN NL 33 RF 9 8 3 64.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 15 2.25 1.78 .979 2.19 2.18
1979 CIN NL 33 1B 6 6 3 48.1 47 41 5 1 4 .979 -1 -30 8.57 7.67 .992 9.89 9.87
1979 CIN NL 33 LF 4 3 2 24.0 5 3 1 1 0 .800 -2 -100 1.50 1.00 .970 2.03 2.00
1979 DET AL 33 OF 69 60 38 503.2 91 87 3 1 0 .989 -8 -18 1.61 1.30 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 DET AL 33 RF 68 60 38 502.2 93 89 3 1 0 .989 -8 -18 1.65 1.35 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 DET AL 33 DH 10 9
1979 DET AL 33 1B 4 2 2 22.0 24 23 1 0 1 1.000 0 27 9.82 6.00 .992 10.06 9.95
1979 DET AL 33 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1980 DET AL 34 DH 64 53
1980 DET AL 34 OF 47 33 19 309.2 64 60 1 3 0 .953 -4 -17 1.77 1.30 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 DET AL 34 RF 26 19 12 172.0 30 28 0 2 0 .933 -5 -32 1.47 1.08 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 DET AL 34 LF 21 14 7 137.2 35 33 1 1 0 .971 0 2 2.22 1.62 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 DET AL 34 1B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 10.00
1981 DET AL 35 DH 37 32
1981 DET AL 35 OF 18 15 6 119.1 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -0 -3 2.04 1.50 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 DET AL 35 RF 18 15 6 119.1 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -0 -3 2.04 1.50 .980 2.16 2.15
1982 SFG NL 36 OF 31 27 14 235.0 46 40 2 4 0 .913 -4 -22 1.61 1.35 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 SFG NL 36 LF 30 27 14 231.0 44 38 2 4 0 .909 -4 -22 1.56 1.33 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 SFG NL 36 1B 3 2 1 10.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.30 2.33 .991 10.26 10.27
1982 SFG NL 36 RF 1 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 4.50 2.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1983 SFG NL 37 LF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .975 1.98 2.00
1983 SFG NL 37 OF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .980 2.34 2.30
1984 SDP NL 38 1B 8 2 2 47.0 54 53 1 0 8 1.000 -0 -13 10.34 6.75 .992 9.86 9.82
10 Seasons OF 263 189 111 1702.2 339 315 10 14 0 .959 -24 -17 1.72 1.24 .980 2.39 2.37
9 Seasons RF 161 127 78 1105.2 216 206 4 6 0 .972 -14 -15 1.71 1.30 .978 2.19 2.17
8 Seasons LF 104 62 33 597.0 131 117 6 8 0 .939 -10 -20 1.85 1.18 .975 2.13 2.12
5 Seasons 1B 32 19 14 194.1 205 192 12 1 23 .995 -2 -13 9.45 6.38 .992 9.94 9.93
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 80 6.00 2.00 .955 3.00 3.00
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 5.90 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT 297 208 125 1901.0 546 508 23 15 24 .973 -25 -16 2.51 1.79 .984 3.16 3.20 0 0 0 0 0
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ()

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

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Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1611), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (298th), 3.2 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Champ Junior Summers

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