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Frank Thomas

Frank Joseph Thomas

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Mount Carmel College (Niagara Falls, ON)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1951 (Age 22.067, 8,416th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Mets/Cubs/Braves/Redlegs/... 1951-1966

Final Game: May 30, 1966 (Age 36.353)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 28, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #613. Pepper Martin… #614. Topsy Hartsel… #615. Mike Sweeney… #616. FRANK THOMAS… #617. Cliff Floyd… #618. Ray Boone… #619. Luis Castillo… 

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
1951 22 PIT NL 39 157 148 21 39 9 2 2 16 0 2 9 15 .264 .306 .392 .698 85 58 5 0 0 8O
1952 23 PIT NL 6 22 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .095 .136 .095 .232 -35 2 2 0 0 /8O
1953 24 PIT NL 128 510 455 68 116 22 1 30 102 1 2 50 93 .255 .331 .505 .837 115 230 12 2 3 *O89/7 MVP-18
1954 ★ 25 PIT NL 153 653 577 81 172 32 7 23 94 3 2 51 74 .298 .359 .497 .856 123 287 10 10 4 11 *87 AS,MVP-13
1955 ★ 26 PIT NL 142 580 510 72 125 16 2 25 72 2 0 60 76 .245 .324 .431 .755 100 220 13 2 3 6 10 *78 AS,MVP-23
1956 27 PIT NL 157 637 588 69 166 24 3 25 80 0 5 36 61 .282 .326 .461 .787 112 271 22 5 2 6 5 *57/4
1957 28 PIT NL 151 658 594 72 172 30 1 23 89 3 1 44 66 .290 .335 .460 .795 114 273 16 3 5 12 9 3759/8 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 PIT NL 149 621 562 89 158 26 4 35 109 0 1 42 79 .281 .334 .528 .863 126 297 19 7 1 8 2 *5/793 AS,MVP-4
1959 30 CIN NL 108 412 374 41 84 18 2 12 47 0 2 27 56 .225 .278 .380 .658 71 142 13 3 2 6 6 573
1960 31 CHC NL 135 508 479 54 114 12 1 21 64 1 0 28 74 .238 .280 .399 .678 85 191 12 0 1 1 4 375/9
1961 32 TOT NL 139 516 473 65 133 15 3 27 73 2 4 31 78 .281 .331 .497 .828 123 235 19 6 2 4 7 *73/9
1961 32 CHC NL 15 52 50 7 13 2 0 2 6 0 0 2 8 .260 .288 .420 .708 86 21 3 0 0 0 0 7/3
1961 32 MLN NL 124 464 423 58 120 13 3 25 67 2 4 29 70 .284 .335 .506 .841 128 214 16 6 2 4 7 *73/9
1962 33 NYM NL 156 633 571 69 152 23 3 34 94 2 1 48 95 .266 .329 .496 .824 117 283 15 8 0 6 4 *735
1963 34 NYM NL 126 458 420 34 109 9 1 15 60 0 0 33 48 .260 .317 .393 .709 104 165 23 3 0 2 5 73/5
1964 35 TOT NL 99 364 340 39 92 17 1 10 45 1 2 15 41 .271 .302 .415 .717 102 141 7 2 3 4 3 37/5
1964 35 NYM NL 60 210 197 19 50 6 1 3 19 1 1 10 29 .254 .295 .340 .635 82 67 4 2 0 1 1 73/5
1964 35 PHI NL 39 154 143 20 42 11 0 7 26 0 1 5 12 .294 .311 .517 .829 130 74 3 0 3 3 2 3
1965 36 TOT NL 73 181 168 17 37 9 0 4 17 0 0 9 36 .220 .254 .345 .599 70 58 3 0 0 4 0 37/95
1965 36 PHI NL 35 83 77 7 20 4 0 1 7 0 0 4 10 .260 .289 .351 .640 81 27 3 0 0 2 0 3/795
1965 36 HOU NL 23 62 58 7 10 2 0 3 9 0 0 3 15 .172 .210 .362 .572 64 21 0 0 0 1 0 3/57
1965 36 MLN NL 15 36 33 3 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .212 .250 .303 .553 55 10 0 0 0 1 0 /37
1966 37 CHC NL 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Yrs 1766 6915 6285 792 1671 262 31 286 962 15 22 484 894 .266 .320 .454 .774 107 2853 191 51 26 70 55
162 Game Avg. 162 634 577 73 153 24 3 26 88 1 2 44 82 .266 .320 .454 .774 107 262 18 5 2
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
PIT (8 yrs) 925 3838 3455 473 950 159 20 163 562 9 13 293 465 .275 .333 .474 .807 113 1638 99 29 18 43 26
NYM (3 yrs) 342 1301 1188 122 311 38 5 52 173 3 2 91 172 .262 .319 .434 .752 107 515 42 13 0 9 10
CHC (3 yrs) 155 565 534 61 127 14 1 23 70 1 0 30 83 .238 .278 .397 .675 84 212 15 0 1 1 4
PHI (2 yrs) 74 237 220 27 62 15 0 8 33 0 1 9 22 .282 .303 .459 .763 113 101 6 0 3 5 2
MLN (2 yrs) 139 500 456 61 127 16 3 25 68 2 4 31 81 .279 .329 .491 .821 123 224 16 6 2 5 7
CIN (1 yr) 108 412 374 41 84 18 2 12 47 0 2 27 56 .225 .278 .380 .658 71 142 13 3 2 6 6
HOU (1 yr) 23 62 58 7 10 2 0 3 9 0 0 3 15 .172 .210 .362 .572 64 21 0 0 0 1 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
1951 22 PIT NL 39 157 -3 -0 1 0 -0 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .492 .498 0.3 -0.0 3 8O
1952 23 PIT NL 6 22 -4 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.4 .427 .497 -0.4 0.0 -3 /8O
1953 24 PIT NL 128 510 11 -1 -1 0 -2 7 0.6 19 26 2.4 .505 .504 2.6 -0.2 26 *O89/7 MVP-18
1954 ★ 25 PIT NL 153 653 20 -1 -1 -3 -3 14 1.2 25 38 3.7 .509 .509 4.1 -0.6 41 *87 AS,MVP-13
1955 ★ 26 PIT NL 142 580 -0 1 -2 -10 -4 -16 -1.9 22 6 0.3 .489 .490 1.6 -1.7 17 *78 AS,MVP-23
1956 27 PIT NL 157 637 8 -2 -3 -3 -2 -2 -0.6 24 22 2.0 .499 .499 2.7 -0.7 25 *57/4
1957 28 PIT NL 151 658 11 1 -2 -1 -7 2 0.0 25 27 2.5 .502 .501 2.8 -0.9 28 3759/8 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 PIT NL 149 621 19 -1 -2 -11 1 6 0.6 23 30 2.9 .504 .504 4.2 -1.0 41 *5/793 AS,MVP-4
1959 30 CIN NL 108 412 -19 -2 -2 -6 -1 -31 -3.3 16 -16 -1.7 .470 .480 -1.0 -0.8 -9 573
1960 31 CHC NL 135 508 -8 -0 -2 -8 -5 -22 -2.5 19 -3 -0.5 .482 .485 0.3 -1.4 5 375/9
1961 32 CHC NL 15 52 -1 1 -1 1 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.0 -0.0 0 7/3
1961 32 MLN NL 124 464 17 -2 -3 4 -6 10 1.0 18 28 2.8 .509 .507 2.4 -0.2 24 *73/9
1962 33 NYM NL 156 633 18 -3 -3 -4 -7 1 0.1 24 24 2.5 .500 .500 2.9 -1.1 29 *735
1963 34 NYM NL 126 458 3 -1 -4 -1 -6 -9 -1.0 17 8 0.8 .491 .493 0.9 -0.8 9 73/5
1964 35 NYM NL 60 210 -5 0 -1 2 -3 -6 -0.6 8 2 0.2 .489 .496 -0.1 -0.1 0 73/5
1964 35 PHI NL 39 154 5 0 -0 2 -2 5 0.6 6 11 1.2 .514 .503 0.9 0.0 9 3
1965 36 PHI NL 35 83 -1 0 -0 -0 -1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 3/795
1965 36 HOU NL 23 62 -2 -0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -1 3/57
1965 36 MLN NL 15 36 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /37
1966 37 CHC NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
16 Seasons 1766 6915 66 -12 -24 -40 -49 -59 -7.9 261 202 18.5 .496 .498 23.9 -10.1 241
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (8 yrs) 925 3838 62 -4 -10 -28 -16 5 -0.8 144 149 13.7 .500 .501 17.9 -5.3 177
NYM (3 yrs) 342 1301 16 -4 -7 -4 -15 -15 -1.6 49 34 3.5 .495 .497 3.7 -1.9 38
CHC (3 yrs) 155 565 -10 0 -2 -7 -6 -24 -2.7 21 -3 -0.5 .483 .487 0.3 -1.4 4
PHI (2 yrs) 74 237 4 0 -0 1 -3 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .503 .501 1.0 -0.2 10
MLN (2 yrs) 139 500 15 -2 -3 4 -7 8 0.7 19 27 2.6 .505 .506 2.2 -0.3 22
CIN (1 yr) 108 412 -19 -2 -2 -6 -1 -31 -3.3 16 -16 -1.7 .470 .480 -1.0 -0.8 -9
HOU (1 yr) 23 62 -2 -0 0 -1 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -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 Awards
1951 PIT NL 22 CF 37 34 33 311.2 93 88 5 0 2 1.000 2.69 2.51 .983 2.88 2.87
1951 PIT NL 22 OF 37 34 33 311.2 92 87 5 0 2 1.000 2.66 2.49 .981 2.42 2.41
1952 PIT NL 23 CF 5 5 5 43.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.88 1.80 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 PIT NL 23 OF 5 5 5 43.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.88 1.80 .981 2.30 2.28
1953 PIT NL 24 OF 118 114 110 1031.0 331 306 17 8 1 .976 0 0 2.82 2.74 .980 2.37 2.32 MVP-18
1953 PIT NL 24 CF 96 93 92 841.0 253 236 12 5 2 .980 -1 -2 2.65 2.58 .980 2.84 2.78 MVP-18
1953 PIT NL 24 RF 16 14 12 128.0 32 27 3 2 0 .938 0 1 2.11 1.88 .981 2.00 1.96 MVP-18
1953 PIT NL 24 LF 9 7 6 62.0 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 1 25 3.48 2.67 .976 2.15 2.10 MVP-18
1954 PIT NL 25 OF 153 152 147 1328.0 437 418 14 5 2 .989 -3 -3 2.93 2.82 .975 2.36 2.34 AS,MVP-13
1954 PIT NL 25 CF 112 111 107 966.2 317 302 10 5 1 .984 -4 -5 2.90 2.79 .982 2.79 2.78 AS,MVP-13
1954 PIT NL 25 LF 45 41 40 361.1 98 94 4 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.44 2.18 .971 2.18 2.17 AS,MVP-13
1955 PIT NL 26 OF 139 136 127 1205.1 320 307 8 5 3 .984 -10 -10 2.35 2.27 .977 2.30 2.28 AS,MVP-23
1955 PIT NL 26 LF 88 81 77 726.0 156 148 4 4 2 .974 -5 -8 1.88 1.73 .972 2.05 2.03 AS,MVP-23
1955 PIT NL 26 CF 57 55 50 479.1 135 130 4 1 1 .993 -6 -14 2.52 2.35 .982 2.61 2.59 AS,MVP-23
1956 PIT NL 27 3B 111 105 87 898.0 312 118 176 18 21 .942 -6 -8 2.95 2.65 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 PIT NL 27 LF 57 50 38 421.1 97 93 3 1 1 .990 3 9 2.05 1.68 .973 2.06 2.04
1956 PIT NL 27 OF 56 50 38 421.1 98 95 3 0 1 1.000 3 9 2.09 1.75 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 PIT NL 27 2B 4 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 0.75 .980 5.40 5.28
1957 PIT NL 28 1B 71 70 67 619.0 664 597 52 15 53 .977 -4 -9 9.44 9.14 .990 9.67 9.73 MVP-19
1957 PIT NL 28 OF 59 57 41 501.1 122 105 14 3 3 .975 2 6 2.14 2.02 .980 2.29 2.31 MVP-19
1957 PIT NL 28 LF 46 41 31 356.1 78 66 11 1 3 .987 3 10 1.94 1.67 .978 2.03 2.04 MVP-19
1957 PIT NL 28 3B 31 24 20 232.2 87 27 53 7 4 .920 1 4 3.09 2.58 .952 2.96 2.98 MVP-19
1957 PIT NL 28 RF 19 16 10 140.0 39 33 4 2 0 .949 -0 -4 2.38 1.95 .972 1.98 1.99 MVP-19
1957 PIT NL 28 CF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.88 2.80 MVP-19
1958 PIT NL 29 3B 139 139 134 1222.2 391 122 240 29 21 .926 -13 -13 2.66 2.60 .952 3.18 3.16 AS,MVP-4
1958 PIT NL 29 OF 8 7 6 61.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 1 22 2.66 2.25 .980 2.26 2.25 AS,MVP-4
1958 PIT NL 29 LF 5 4 4 36.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 27 2.00 1.60 .975 2.00 2.00 AS,MVP-4
1958 PIT NL 29 RF 4 3 2 25.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 0 14 2.52 1.75 .978 2.02 2.00 AS,MVP-4
1958 PIT NL 29 1B 2 2 2 18.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 1 67 11.50 11.50 .990 9.55 9.50 AS,MVP-4
1959 CIN NL 30 3B 64 63 42 512.0 179 55 111 13 8 .927 -3 -7 2.92 2.59 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 CIN NL 30 LF 33 18 15 183.1 40 36 0 4 0 .900 -4 -26 1.77 1.09 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 CIN NL 30 OF 33 18 15 183.1 44 40 0 4 0 .909 -4 -26 1.96 1.21 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 CIN NL 30 1B 14 14 10 118.0 128 111 15 2 11 .984 1 7 9.61 9.00 .988 9.58 9.48
1960 CHC NL 31 1B 50 48 40 414.0 468 426 34 8 36 .983 -3 -10 10.00 9.20 .990 9.57 9.55
1960 CHC NL 31 OF 49 39 33 365.2 83 77 3 3 0 .964 -1 -3 1.97 1.63 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CHC NL 31 LF 44 33 29 319.2 66 61 2 3 0 .955 -4 -14 1.77 1.43 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 CHC NL 31 3B 33 33 20 261.0 86 25 55 6 4 .930 -3 -15 2.76 2.42 .952 2.97 2.96
1960 CHC NL 31 RF 6 6 4 46.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 3 73 3.33 2.83 .979 2.00 1.98
1961 TOT NL 32 OF 119 117 107 1016.1 227 211 6 10 0 .956 6 7 1.92 1.82 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 TOT NL 32 LF 118 116 106 1007.1 224 208 6 10 0 .955 6 7 1.91 1.81 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 TOT NL 32 1B 17 8 5 81.1 95 89 6 0 8 1.000 -0 -7 10.51 5.59 .990 9.82 9.72
1961 CHC NL 32 LF 10 8 8 75.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 1 18 1.32 1.10 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 CHC NL 32 OF 10 8 8 75.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 1 18 1.32 1.10 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 CHC NL 32 1B 6 4 1 36.0 43 41 2 0 2 1.000 -0 -17 10.75 7.17 .990 9.82 9.72
1961 MLN NL 32 OF 109 109 99 941.1 216 202 4 10 0 .954 4 6 1.97 1.89 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 MLN NL 32 LF 108 108 98 932.1 213 199 4 10 0 .953 5 6 1.96 1.88 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 MLN NL 32 1B 11 4 4 45.1 52 48 4 0 6 1.000 0 0 10.32 4.73 .990 9.81 9.72
1961 MLN NL 32 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 1.90 1.90
1962 NYM NL 33 LF 126 126 100 1079.2 240 218 13 9 0 .963 -2 -2 1.93 1.83 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 NYM NL 33 OF 126 126 100 1079.2 239 216 14 9 0 .962 -2 -2 1.92 1.83 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 NYM NL 33 1B 11 9 7 78.1 92 88 3 1 7 .989 -2 -28 10.46 8.27 .990 9.79 9.70
1962 NYM NL 33 3B 10 10 9 86.1 30 7 19 4 1 .867 -1 -10 2.71 2.60 .949 2.95 2.92
1963 NYM NL 34 LF 96 94 65 783.1 166 156 8 2 1 .988 1 2 1.88 1.71 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 NYM NL 34 OF 96 94 65 783.1 168 158 8 2 1 .988 1 2 1.91 1.73 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 NYM NL 34 1B 15 15 12 120.2 156 146 9 1 9 .994 -2 -16 11.56 10.33 .989 9.82 9.78
1963 NYM NL 34 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -300 0.00 0.00 .940 3.15 2.90
1964 TOT NL 35 1B 55 53 46 458.2 490 439 42 9 48 .982 3 8 9.44 8.75 .990 10.02 9.95
1964 NYM NL 35 LF 31 31 22 269.2 61 59 2 0 1 1.000 1 5 2.04 1.97 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 NYM NL 35 OF 31 31 22 269.2 60 58 2 0 1 1.000 1 5 2.00 1.94 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 NYM NL 35 1B 19 17 14 140.0 157 142 14 1 11 .994 1 9 10.03 8.21 .990 10.02 9.95
1964 NYM NL 35 3B 2 0 0 4.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -150 6.75 1.50 .940 2.92 2.90
1964 PHI NL 35 1B 36 36 32 318.2 333 297 28 8 37 .976 2 7 9.18 9.03 .990 10.02 9.95
1965 TOT NL 36 1B 33 28 21 239.0 267 250 13 4 24 .985 -0 -1 9.90 7.97 .990 10.02 10.03
1965 TOT NL 36 OF 16 8 3 76.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -13 1.54 0.81 .975 1.99 2.00
1965 TOT NL 36 LF 13 5 1 49.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.47 0.62 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 TOT NL 36 3B 3 0 0 5.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -0 -120 1.80 0.33 .950 2.70 2.80
1965 PHI NL 36 OF 12 5 2 51.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -19 1.94 0.92 .975 1.99 2.00
1965 PHI NL 36 1B 11 10 7 81.1 93 88 4 1 10 .989 1 10 10.18 8.36 .990 10.01 10.03
1965 PHI NL 36 LF 9 2 0 24.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.88 0.56 .966 1.72 1.71
1965 PHI NL 36 RF 4 3 2 27.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 2.00 1.50 .975 1.93 1.95
1965 PHI NL 36 3B 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -0 -240 4.50 1.00 .950 2.70 2.80
1965 HOU NL 36 1B 16 12 10 107.2 126 118 6 2 11 .984 -1 -8 10.37 7.75 .990 10.02 10.03
1965 HOU NL 36 3B 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1965 HOU NL 36 LF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 1.65 1.70
1965 HOU NL 36 OF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 1.95 2.00
1965 MLN NL 36 1B 6 6 4 50.0 48 44 3 1 3 .979 -0 -5 8.46 7.83 .990 10.03 10.03
1965 MLN NL 36 LF 3 2 1 19.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.42 1.00 .967 1.71 1.70
1965 MLN NL 36 OF 3 2 1 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 0.95 0.67 .975 1.99 2.00
15 Seasons OF 1045 988 852 8676.2 2262 2116 96 50 14 .978 -6 -1 2.29 2.12 .977 2.23 2.21
13 Seasons LF 711 647 534 5655.0 1266 1177 55 34 9 .973 3 1 1.96 1.73 .971 1.92 1.92
9 Seasons 3B 394 374 312 3223.2 1091 355 657 79 59 .928 -27 -10 2.83 2.57 .953 3.07 3.04
6 Seasons CF 308 298 287 2646.2 807 764 32 11 6 .986 -11 -5 2.71 2.58 .981 2.78 2.75
9 Seasons 1B 268 247 210 2147.0 2383 2166 177 40 197 .983 -7 -4 9.82 8.74 .990 9.78 9.76
6 Seasons RF 50 43 31 375.0 102 88 9 5 0 .951 1 5 2.33 1.94 .977 1.98 1.98
1 Season 2B 4 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 0.75 .980 5.40 5.28
16 Seasons TOT 1711 1609 1374 14050.1 5739 4640 930 169 270 .971 -40 -3 3.57 3.26 .978 3.58 3.59
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.
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 NL (18, 2%)
1954 NL (13, 7%)
1955 NL (23, 0%)
1957 NL (19, 2%)
1958 NL (4, 43%)
0.54 Career Shares (434th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1958 June NL Player of the Month

Offensive WARs c a p y
1958 NL  4.3 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1954 NL  .497 (9th)
1958 NL  .528 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1958 NL  .863 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (6th)
1956 NL  157 (1st)
1957 NL  151 (6th)
1958 NL  149 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1956 NL  588 (10th)
1957 NL  594 (7th)
1958 NL  562 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1958 NL  89 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1957 NL  172 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1954 NL  287 (8th)
1957 NL  273 (10th)
1958 NL  297 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1957 NL  30 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  30 (7th)
1958 NL  35 (2nd)
1961 NL  27 (9th)
1962 NL  34 (6th)
Career  286 (156th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1957 NL  89 (10th)
1958 NL  109 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1953 NL  93 (4th)
1954 NL  74 (9th)
1955 NL  76 (6th)
1962 NL  95 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1957 NL  118 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1954 NL  123 (10th)
1958 NL  126 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1954 NL  102 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  62 (10th)
1958 NL  65 (5th)
1962 NL  60 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1954 NL  10 (1st)
1956 NL  5 (6th)
1958 NL  7 (4th)
1961 NL  6 (4th)
1962 NL  8 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 NL  11 (2nd)
1956 NL  6 (8th)
1957 NL  12 (1st)
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
1959 NL  6 (8th)
1962 NL  6 (10th)
Career  70 (144th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  10 (8th)
1957 NL  9 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1956 NL  22 (2nd)
1957 NL  16 (5th)
1958 NL  19 (4th)
1961 NL  19 (7th)
1963 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  191 (120th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1953 NL  15.2 (5th)
1958 NL  16.1 (2nd)
1960 NL  22.8 (10th)
1961 NL  17.5 (6th)
1962 NL  16.8 (6th)
Career  22.0 (191st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1956 NL  457 (5th)
1957 NL  456 (5th)
1958 NL  433 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1957 NL  25 (5th)
1958 NL  30 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  15 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  111 (5th)
1958 NL  139 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  118 (5th)
1958 NL  122 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1958 NL  240 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  18 (2nd)
1958 NL  29 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  21 (4th)
1958 NL  21 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  88 (4th)
1961 NL  118 (2nd)
1962 NL  126 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  148 (5th)
1961 NL  208 (1st)
1962 NL  218 (3rd)
1963 NL  156 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  11 (1st)
1961 NL  6 (4th)
1962 NL  13 (2nd)
1963 NL  8 (2nd)
Career  55 (89th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  4 (5th)
1959 NL  4 (5th)
1961 NL  10 (1st)
1962 NL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  1 (2nd)
1955 NL  2 (1st)
1956 NL  1 (2nd)
1957 NL  3 (1st)
1963 NL  1 (4th)
1964 NL  1 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  12 (4th)
1954 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  2 (5th)
1955 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  418 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  17 (2nd)
1954 NL  14 (1st)
1957 NL  14 (2nd)
1962 NL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  8 (3rd)
1961 NL  10 (2nd)
1962 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1955 NL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1958 NL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1956 NL  2.95 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.88 (5th)
1961 NL  1.91 (2nd)
1962 NL  1.93 (2nd)
1963 NL  1.88 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  1.81 (3rd)
1962 NL  1.83 (1st)
1963 NL  1.71 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  .955 (2nd)
1962 NL  .963 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1954 NL  2.90 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  2.58 (5th)
1954 NL  2.79 (3rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  .984 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1954 NL  2.93 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  2.74 (4th)
1954 NL  2.82 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  .989 (2nd)
1955 NL  .984 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 NL  born 1929-06-11 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 45 (567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 21 (792), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (943), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (116th), 18.5 career WAR/18.9 7yr-peak WAR/18.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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