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Sammy Taylor

Samuel Douglas Taylor

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 27, 1933 in Woodruff, SC
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1958 (Age 25.052)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Mets/Indians/Reds 1958-1963

Final Game: August 6, 1963 (Age 30.160)
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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
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Report)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1958 25 CHC NL 96 329 301 30 78 12 2 6 36 2 1 27 46 .259 .319 .372 .691 84 112 9 0 0 1 4 2
1959 26 CHC NL 110 390 353 41 95 13 2 13 43 1 0 35 47 .269 .336 .428 .764 104 151 6 1 0 1 13 *2
1960 27 CHC NL 74 160 150 14 31 9 0 3 17 0 1 6 18 .207 .241 .327 .567 55 49 5 1 1 1 0 2
1961 28 CHC NL 89 264 235 26 56 8 2 8 23 0 0 23 39 .238 .316 .391 .707 87 92 6 4 1 1 7 2
1962 29 TOT NL 75 204 173 12 37 5 2 3 21 0 0 26 20 .214 .319 .318 .637 71 55 5 2 0 3 2 2
1962 29 CHC NL 7 18 15 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .133 .278 .200 .478 29 3 1 0 0 0 1 /2
1962 29 NYM NL 68 186 158 12 35 4 2 3 20 0 0 23 17 .222 .323 .329 .652 75 52 4 2 0 3 1 2
1963 30 TOT MLB 29 57 51 4 12 0 1 0 7 0 0 5 11 .235 .298 .275 .573 66 14 3 0 0 1 1 2
1963 30 TOT NL 25 47 41 3 9 0 1 0 6 0 0 5 9 .220 .298 .268 .566 65 11 3 0 0 1 1 2
1963 30 NYM NL 22 41 35 3 9 0 1 0 6 0 0 5 7 .257 .341 .314 .656 91 11 3 0 0 1 1 2
1963 30 CIN NL 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1963 30 CLE AL 4 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 70 3 0 0 0 0 0 /2
6 Yrs 473 1404 1263 127 309 47 9 33 147 3 2 122 181 .245 .313 .375 .688 84 473 34 8 2 8 27
162 Game Avg. 162 481 433 43 106 16 3 11 50 1 1 42 62 .245 .313 .375 .688 84 162 12 3 1 3 9
CHC (5 yrs) 376 1161 1054 111 262 43 6 30 120 3 2 94 153 .249 .313 .386 .699 87 407 27 6 2 4 25
NYM (2 yrs) 90 227 193 15 44 4 3 3 26 0 0 28 24 .228 .326 .326 .652 78 63 7 2 0 4 2
CLE (1 yr) 4 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 70 3 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 469 1394 1253 126 306 47 9 33 146 3 2 122 179 .244 .313 .375 .689 84 470 34 8 2 8 27
AL (1 yr) 4 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 70 3 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
1958 25 CHC NL 96 329 -8 -0 -1 -3 4 -8 -0.9 12 5 0.4 .491 .495 0.8 0.1 8 2
1959 26 CHC NL 110 390 -1 1 1 -7 6 0 0.0 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 2.3 -0.1 22 *2
1960 27 CHC NL 74 160 -7 -1 0 0 2 -6 -0.7 6 0 -0.1 .491 .496 -0.0 0.2 0 2
1961 28 CHC NL 89 264 -7 0 -1 -4 4 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.2 .491 .495 0.6 -0.1 6 2
1962 29 CHC NL 7 18 -2 -0 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .451 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /2
1962 29 NYM NL 68 186 -6 -0 0 1 2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .498 0.3 0.4 4 2
1963 30 NYM NL 22 41 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 0.1 1 2
1963 30 CIN NL 3 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .443 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1963 30 CLE AL 4 10 -0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .523 .501 0.0 0.1 0 /2
6 Seasons 473 1404 -33 -0 -1 -13 18 -29 -3.1 53 24 2.2 .494 .497 3.7 0.6 37
CHC (5 yrs) 376 1161 -24 -0 -1 -15 15 -25 -2.7 44 19 1.7 .493 .497 3.4 0.0 34
NYM (2 yrs) 90 227 -7 -0 -0 1 3 -3 -0.3 9 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.4 0.4 4
CLE (1 yr) 4 10 -0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .523 .501 0.0 0.1 0
CIN (1 yr) 3 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .443 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1958 CHC NL 25 C 87 81 68 700.2 489 460 23 6 4 .988 -3 -5 6.20 5.55 .988 6.06 6.02 2 21 27 9 25% 39% 0
1959 CHC NL 26 C 109 96 89 889.2 544 497 37 10 1 .982 -7 -9 5.40 4.90 .989 6.34 6.28 6 22 70 21 23% 38% 2
1960 CHC NL 27 C 43 30 23 272.1 180 152 24 4 2 .978 0 0 5.82 4.09 .986 6.58 6.57 4 10 13 11 46% 40% 1
1961 CHC NL 28 C 75 61 48 541.2 348 319 25 4 5 .989 -4 -9 5.72 4.59 .985 6.39 6.32 8 25 32 11 26% 38% 1
1962 TOT NL 29 C 56 46 33 400.1 253 225 26 2 3 .992 0 0 5.64 4.48 .987 6.72 6.66 6 17 26 13 33% 34% 1
1962 CHC NL 29 C 6 4 2 38.0 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -32 5.68 4.00 .987 6.73 6.67 1 3 1 0 0% 34% 0
1962 NYM NL 29 C 50 42 31 362.1 229 202 25 2 3 .991 1 3 5.64 4.54 .987 6.72 6.66 5 14 25 13 34% 34% 1
1963 TOT MLB 30 C 17 6 6 91.0 74 68 5 1 2 .986 1 13 7.22 4.29 .986 7.00 7.00 0 2 4 3 43% 41% 0
1963 TOT NL 30 C 15 5 5 76.0 64 60 3 1 1 .984 0 0 7.46 4.20 .986 7.07 7.05 0 2 4 2 33% 42% 0
1963 NYM NL 30 C 13 4 4 64.0 58 55 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 8.16 4.46 .986 7.07 7.05 0 2 4 2 33% 42% 0
1963 CIN NL 30 C 2 1 1 12.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 0 3.75 2.50 .987 7.05 7.05 0 0 0 0 0
1963 CLE AL 30 C 2 1 1 15.0 10 8 2 0 1 1.000 1 80 6.00 5.00 .989 6.66 6.65 0 0 0 1 100% 33% 0
6 Seasons C 387 320 267 2895.2 1888 1721 140 27 17 .986 -13 -5 5.78 4.81 .987 6.38 6.35 26 97 172 68 28% 38% 5
6 Seasons TOT 387 320 267 2895.2 1888 1721 140 27 17 .986 -13 -5 5.78 4.81 .987 6.38 6.35 26 97 172 68 28% 38% 5
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

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  13 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1959 NL  109 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1958 NL  460 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1958 NL  6 (4th)
1959 NL  10 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  6 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1958 NL  27 (3rd)
1959 NL  70 (1st)
1961 NL  32 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1963 AL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1958 NL  6.20 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1958 NL  5.55 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1958 NL  .988 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2424), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (442nd), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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