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Don Wert

Donald Ralph Wert

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 162 lb.

Born: July 29, 1938 in Strasburg, PA
School: Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 11, 1963 (Age 24.286)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Senators 1963-1971

Final Game: June 11, 1971 (Age 32.317)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1559. Jim Rivera… #1560. Andy Carey… #1561. Joe Girardi… #1562. DON WERT… #1563. Leon Roberts… #1564. Adolfo Phillips… #1565. Billy Hatcher… 

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
1963 24 DET AL 78 283 251 31 65 6 2 7 25 3 3 24 51 .259 .326 .382 .709 96 96 6 2 4 2 2 54/6
1964 25 DET AL 148 594 525 63 135 18 5 9 55 3 4 50 74 .257 .325 .362 .687 90 190 11 6 6 7 5 *5/6
1965 26 DET AL 162 697 609 81 159 22 2 12 54 5 6 73 71 .261 .341 .363 .704 100 221 15 3 8 4 4 *5/64 MVP-10
1966 27 DET AL 150 642 559 56 150 20 2 11 70 6 3 64 69 .268 .342 .370 .713 103 207 20 2 11 6 3 *5
1967 28 DET AL 142 598 534 60 137 23 2 6 40 1 1 44 59 .257 .320 .341 .661 93 182 16 7 10 3 2 *5/6
1968 ★ 29 DET AL 150 589 536 44 107 15 1 12 37 0 3 37 79 .200 .258 .299 .556 67 160 12 5 11 0 7 *5/6 AS
1969 30 DET AL 132 478 423 46 95 11 1 14 50 3 1 49 60 .225 .303 .355 .658 80 150 14 1 0 5 6 *5
1970 31 DET AL 128 419 363 34 79 13 0 6 33 1 3 44 56 .218 .307 .303 .610 69 110 13 4 5 3 7 *5/4
1971 32 WSA AL 20 46 40 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 .050 .156 .075 .231 -31 3 2 1 1 0 1 /564
9 Yrs 1110 4346 3840 417 929 129 15 77 366 22 24 389 529 .242 .314 .343 .658 87 1319 109 31 56 30 37
162 Game Avg. 162 634 560 61 136 19 2 11 53 3 4 57 77 .242 .314 .343 .658 87 193 16 5 8 4 5
DET (8 yrs) 1090 4300 3800 415 927 128 15 77 364 22 24 385 519 .244 .316 .346 .662 88 1316 107 30 55 30 36
WSA (1 yr) 20 46 40 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 .050 .156 .075 .231 -31 3 2 1 1 0 1

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
1963 24 DET AL 78 283 3 0 -0 6 2 10 1.0 9 19 1.9 .515 .507 1.4 0.8 13 54/6
1964 25 DET AL 148 594 -7 -0 -1 9 3 5 0.3 18 24 2.1 .504 .504 1.3 1.2 14 *5/6
1965 26 DET AL 162 697 -0 0 -2 9 4 11 1.1 21 32 3.2 .508 .508 2.2 1.4 22 *5/64 MVP-10
1966 27 DET AL 150 642 2 -0 -2 -12 3 -10 -1.5 20 10 0.6 .492 .493 2.4 -1.3 23 *5
1967 28 DET AL 142 598 -4 2 -1 7 3 7 0.5 19 26 2.5 .506 .505 1.9 1.0 19 *5/6
1968 ★ 29 DET AL 150 589 -21 -0 -0 7 3 -11 -1.7 20 9 0.4 .491 .491 -0.2 1.1 2 *5/6 AS
1969 30 DET AL 132 478 -13 1 -0 5 3 -5 -0.7 16 11 1.0 .496 .496 0.5 0.8 6 *5
1970 31 DET AL 128 419 -14 -2 -2 -12 2 -27 -3.0 14 -13 -1.6 .477 .482 -0.2 -1.1 -1 $29,000 *5/4
1971 32 WSA AL 20 46 -6 0 0 -3 1 -9 -1.0 2 -7 -0.9 .449 .494 -0.5 -0.3 -4 $29,000 /564
9 Seasons 1110 4346 -60 1 -9 16 24 -29 -4.9 140 111 9.4 .497 .498 8.8 3.7 95 $58,000
DET (8 yrs) 1090 4300 -54 1 -9 19 23 -20 -3.9 138 118 10.3 .498 .498 9.3 4.0 99 $29,000
WSA (1 yr) 20 46 -6 0 0 -3 1 -9 -1.0 2 -7 -0.9 .449 .494 -0.5 -0.3 -4 $29,000

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
1968 ❍ 29 DET AL WS STL W 6 24 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 5 .118 .375 .118 .493 2 0 1 0 0 1
1 WS 6 24 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 5 .118 .375 .118 .493 2 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 Awards
1963 DET AL 24 3B 47 45 40 390.0 138 33 99 6 6 .957 4 13 3.05 2.81 .947 3.02 3.02
1963 DET AL 24 2B 21 15 14 146.2 93 36 54 3 10 .968 1 10 5.52 4.29 .980 5.08 5.09
1963 DET AL 24 SS 8 6 6 65.1 37 16 20 1 4 .973 0 7 4.96 4.50 .965 4.78 4.78
1964 DET AL 25 3B 142 138 135 1227.0 424 126 283 15 30 .965 10 10 3.00 2.88 .955 3.03 3.02
1964 DET AL 25 SS 4 4 3 40.0 19 8 10 1 3 .947 -1 -30 4.05 4.50 .968 4.77 4.78
1965 DET AL 26 3B 161 161 156 1427.2 506 163 331 12 33 .976 9 7 3.11 3.07 .960 3.13 3.12 MVP-10
1965 DET AL 26 SS 3 1 1 15.1 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 0 16 3.52 2.00 .962 4.75 4.73 MVP-10
1965 DET AL 26 2B 1 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 1.00 .980 5.10 5.10 MVP-10
1966 DET AL 27 3B 150 148 145 1326.1 392 128 253 11 20 .972 -12 -11 2.59 2.54 .954 3.03 3.03
1967 DET AL 28 3B 140 135 132 1193.1 401 112 280 9 21 .978 7 7 2.96 2.80 .955 3.13 3.14
1967 DET AL 28 SS 1 0 0 2.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 3.00 .963 4.50 4.60
1968 DET AL 29 3B 150 147 142 1340.2 441 142 284 15 22 .966 7 6 2.86 2.84 .951 3.05 3.04 AS
1968 DET AL 29 SS 2 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 4.50 1.00 .960 4.73 4.75 AS
1969 DET AL 30 3B 129 122 116 1092.2 386 114 259 13 20 .966 5 6 3.07 2.89 .955 3.16 3.15
1970 DET AL 31 3B 117 100 95 915.2 299 94 191 14 20 .953 -12 -16 2.80 2.44 .949 3.07 3.06
1970 DET AL 31 2B 2 0 0 5.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 48 5.40 1.50 .980 5.40 5.30
1971 WSA AL 32 3B 7 2 2 26.2 11 2 7 2 1 .818 -1 -50 3.04 1.29 .956 3.04 3.03
1971 WSA AL 32 SS 7 5 5 47.0 20 5 15 0 1 1.000 -2 -46 3.83 2.86 .965 4.90 4.89
1971 WSA AL 32 2B 1 0 0 12.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 2.25 3.00 .980 5.32 5.30
9 Seasons 3B 1043 998 963 8940.0 2998 914 1987 97 173 .968 17 2 2.92 2.78 .954 3.08 3.08
4 Seasons 2B 25 15 14 169.2 100 40 57 3 10 .970 1 8 5.15 3.88 .980 5.11 5.12
6 Seasons SS 25 16 15 173.2 87 32 53 2 10 .977 -2 -17 4.40 3.40 .965 4.80 4.79
9 Seasons TOT 1093 1029 992 9283.1 3185 986 2097 102 193 .968 16 2 2.99 2.82 .955 3.15 3.16
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))
1965 AL (10, 8%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1965 AL  1.4 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1965 AL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1965 AL  609 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1965 AL  697 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1965 AL  81 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1965 AL  159 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  73 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1965 AL  123 (6th)
1966 AL  117 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1965 AL  235 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1964 AL  6 (9th)
1967 AL  7 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1966 AL  11 (3rd)
1967 AL  10 (7th)
1968 AL  11 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)
1966 AL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1966 AL  20 (4th)
1967 AL  16 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1965 AL  483 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  142 (5th)
1965 AL  161 (1st)
1966 AL  150 (3rd)
1967 AL  140 (4th)
1968 AL  150 (3rd)
Career  1,043 (98th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  126 (5th)
1965 AL  163 (2nd)
1966 AL  128 (4th)
1967 AL  112 (4th)
1968 AL  142 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  283 (4th)
1965 AL  331 (2nd)
1967 AL  280 (5th)
1968 AL  284 (4th)
Career  1,987 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  30 (2nd)
1965 AL  33 (3rd)
1967 AL  21 (4th)
1968 AL  22 (5th)
Career  173 (92nd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1963 AL  4 (5th)
1964 AL  10 (4th)
1965 AL  9 (3rd)
1967 AL  7 (5th)
1968 AL  7 (3rd)
1969 AL  5 (5th)
Career  17 (78th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1964 AL  3.00 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  2.88 (5th)
1968 AL  2.84 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  .965 (3rd)
1965 AL  .976 (1st)
1966 AL  .972 (2nd)
1967 AL  .978 (2nd)
1968 AL  .966 (2nd)
1969 AL  .966 (3rd)
Career  .968 (13th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 10 (1436), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1714), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (190th), 9.4 career WAR/11.8 7yr-peak WAR/10.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1970 31 Detroit Tigers $29,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 32 Washington Senators $29,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$58,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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