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Danny Thompson

Danny Leon Thompson

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: February 1, 1947 in Wichita, KS
High Schools: Capren HS (Capren, OK), Capron HS (Capron, OK)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1970 (Age 23.144)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Rangers 1970-1976

Final Game: October 2, 1976 (Age 29.244)
Died: December 10, 1976 in Rochester, MN
Buried: Capron Cemetery, Capron, OK
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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
1970 23 MIN AL 96 318 302 25 66 9 0 0 22 0 0 7 39 .219 .234 .248 .482 32 75 6 0 6 3 0 45/6
1971 24 MIN AL 48 68 57 10 15 2 0 0 7 0 0 7 12 .263 .338 .298 .637 80 17 5 0 3 1 0 5/46
1972 25 MIN AL 144 624 573 54 158 22 6 4 48 3 4 34 57 .276 .318 .356 .674 97 204 14 2 13 2 1 *6 MVP-23
1973 26 MIN AL 99 374 347 29 78 13 2 1 36 1 0 16 41 .225 .259 .282 .542 51 98 11 2 4 5 3 6/5
1974 27 MIN AL 97 296 264 25 66 6 1 4 25 1 1 22 29 .250 .311 .326 .637 81 86 15 2 7 1 0 6/5D
1975 28 MIN AL 112 384 355 25 96 11 2 5 37 0 3 18 30 .270 .302 .355 .657 84 126 7 0 7 4 2 6/5D4
1976 29 TOT AL 98 347 320 21 71 7 0 1 19 3 3 16 27 .222 .261 .253 .514 50 81 6 2 6 3 0 654/D
1976 29 MIN AL 34 131 124 9 29 4 0 0 6 1 1 3 8 .234 .256 .266 .522 52 33 1 1 2 1 0 6
1976 29 TEX AL 64 216 196 12 42 3 0 1 13 2 2 13 19 .214 .264 .245 .509 49 48 5 1 4 2 0 546/D
7 Yrs 694 2411 2218 189 550 70 11 15 194 8 11 120 235 .248 .287 .310 .596 69 687 64 8 46 19 6
162 Game Avg. 162 563 518 44 128 16 3 4 45 2 3 28 55 .248 .287 .310 .596 69 160 15 2 11 4 1
MIN (7 yrs) 630 2195 2022 177 508 67 11 14 181 6 9 107 216 .251 .289 .316 .605 71 639 59 7 42 17 6
TEX (1 yr) 64 216 196 12 42 3 0 1 13 2 2 13 19 .214 .264 .245 .509 49 48 5 1 4 2 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
1970 23 MIN AL 96 318 -26 1 1 10 3 -10 -1.2 11 0 -0.1 .488 .493 -1.2 1.5 -10 45/6
1971 24 MIN AL 48 68 -2 1 -1 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .496 .499 0.0 0.1 0 5/46
1972 25 MIN AL 144 624 -5 -2 1 2 9 6 0.6 21 27 2.9 .505 .505 2.8 1.3 25 *6 MVP-23
1973 26 MIN AL 99 374 -26 -1 1 2 6 -19 -2.0 13 -6 -0.7 .479 .487 -0.9 0.9 -7 6/5
1974 27 MIN AL 97 296 -8 -0 -1 -5 5 -9 -1.0 11 1 0.1 .489 .494 0.6 0.0 6 6/5D
1975 28 MIN AL 112 384 -4 -3 0 -9 6 -10 -1.0 14 4 0.3 .490 .493 1.3 -0.3 13 6/5D4
1976 29 MIN AL 34 131 -8 1 0 -0 2 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .483 .496 -0.0 0.2 0 6
1976 29 TEX AL 64 216 -12 -1 0 -1 2 -12 -1.4 8 -4 -0.6 .479 .492 -0.4 0.1 -3 546/D
7 Seasons 694 2411 -91 -5 2 -1 33 -62 -6.7 85 23 1.8 .490 .495 2.1 3.7 24
MIN (7 yrs) 630 2195 -79 -4 1 0 31 -50 -5.4 77 27 2.4 .491 .495 2.5 3.6 27
TEX (1 yr) 64 216 -12 -1 0 -1 2 -12 -1.4 8 -4 -0.6 .479 .492 -0.4 0.1 -3

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
1970 23 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 3 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .222 .250 .472 2 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .222 .250 .472 2 2 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 Awards
1970 MIN AL 23 2B 81 70 39 599.2 353 144 204 5 35 .986 10 21 5.22 4.30 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 MIN AL 23 3B 37 0 0 54.0 14 3 11 0 3 1.000 -0 -4 2.33 0.38 .949 3.07 3.06
1970 MIN AL 23 SS 6 4 2 42.0 24 9 14 1 1 .958 0 11 4.93 3.83 .967 4.93 4.92
1971 MIN AL 24 3B 17 8 4 73.2 29 9 17 3 2 .897 -0 -3 3.18 1.53 .956 3.04 3.03
1971 MIN AL 24 2B 3 3 2 24.0 11 4 6 1 0 .909 1 30 3.75 3.33 .980 5.32 5.27
1971 MIN AL 24 SS 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 1.00 .960 4.80 4.90
1972 MIN AL 25 SS 144 144 138 1295.1 747 247 468 32 76 .957 2 2 4.97 4.97 .967 4.99 4.97 MVP-23
1973 MIN AL 26 SS 95 92 81 795.0 481 131 326 24 50 .950 2 3 5.17 4.81 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 MIN AL 26 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1974 MIN AL 27 SS 88 69 52 614.1 322 127 183 12 39 .963 -5 -9 4.54 3.52 .965 4.98 4.96
1974 MIN AL 27 3B 5 5 3 41.0 14 4 9 1 2 .929 -0 -15 2.85 2.60 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 MIN AL 27 DH 1 0
1975 MIN AL 28 SS 100 89 52 751.1 407 138 245 24 40 .941 -9 -14 4.59 3.83 .959 4.85 4.84
1975 MIN AL 28 3B 7 6 4 54.0 22 4 16 2 1 .909 0 0 3.33 2.86 .954 3.17 3.14
1975 MIN AL 28 DH 4 1
1975 MIN AL 28 2B 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 9.00 5.00 .976 5.40 5.40
1976 TOT AL 29 SS 44 43 40 383.2 206 72 130 4 28 .981 -3 -8 4.74 4.59 .967 4.99 5.01
1976 MIN AL 29 SS 34 34 31 299.2 163 58 103 2 23 .988 -0 -2 4.84 4.74 .967 4.99 5.01
1976 TEX AL 29 3B 39 30 24 283.2 84 28 54 2 3 .976 -2 -9 2.60 2.10 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 TEX AL 29 2B 14 11 8 104.1 54 18 36 0 4 1.000 3 33 4.66 3.86 .975 5.40 5.42
1976 TEX AL 29 SS 10 9 9 84.0 43 14 27 2 5 .953 -2 -31 4.39 4.10 .967 4.99 5.01
1976 TEX AL 29 DH 1 0
7 Seasons SS 478 441 365 3884.2 2188 724 1367 97 234 .956 -12 -4 4.84 4.37 .964 4.98 4.96
6 Seasons 3B 106 49 35 508.1 163 48 107 8 11 .951 -3 -8 2.74 1.46 .953 3.01 3.02
4 Seasons 2B 99 85 49 733.0 423 171 246 6 39 .986 14 22 5.12 4.21 .978 5.36 5.33
3 Seasons DH 6 1
7 Seasons TOT 683 575 449 5126.0 2774 943 1720 111 284 .960 -1 -0 4.68 3.90 .966 4.84 4.72
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

Awards (yr lg award)
1974 Hutch Award

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1972 AL  573 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1972 AL  624 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1972 AL  158 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1972 AL  6 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1972 AL  126 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1972 AL  13 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1972 AL  448 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1972 AL  468 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1972 AL  32 (1st)
1975 AL  26 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  144 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  247 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  468 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  32 (1st)
1973 AL  24 (4th)
1975 AL  24 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (4th)
1976 AL  3 (5th)
Career  14 (98th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1972 AL  4.97 (5th)
1973 AL  5.17 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  4.97 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (338th), 1.8 career WAR/1.8 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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