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Vic Wertz

Victor Woodrow Wertz

Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: February 9, 1925 in York, PA
High School: Reading HS (Reading, PA)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians/RedSox/Browns/Twins/... 1947-1963

Final Game: September 19, 1963 (Age 38)
Died: July 7, 1983 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #474. Buster Posey… #475. Wally Pipp… #476. Ryan Klesko… #477. VIC WERTZ… #478. Hardy Richardson… #479. Dave Kingman… #480. Rico Carty… 

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
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1947 22 DET AL 102 383 333 60 96 22 4 6 44 2 0 47 66 .288 .376 .432 .809 121 144 11 0 2 O97/8
1948 23 DET AL 119 449 391 49 97 19 9 7 67 0 0 48 70 .248 .335 .396 .731 92 155 5 3 6 O79/8
1949 24 DET AL 155 695 608 96 185 26 6 20 133 2 3 80 61 .304 .385 .465 .851 125 283 19 0 7 *O9 AS,MVP-10
1950 25 DET AL 149 657 559 99 172 37 4 27 123 0 1 91 55 .308 .408 .533 .941 137 298 13 4 3 *O9 MVP-10
1951 26 DET AL 138 582 501 86 143 24 4 27 94 0 3 78 61 .285 .383 .511 .894 140 256 13 1 1 *O9 AS
1952 27 TOT AL 122 486 415 68 115 20 3 23 70 1 0 69 64 .277 .381 .506 .887 145 210 8 1 1 *9 AS
1952 27 DET AL 85 332 285 46 70 15 3 17 51 1 0 46 44 .246 .352 .498 .851 135 142 6 1 0 O9
1952 27 SLB AL 37 154 130 22 45 5 0 6 19 0 0 23 20 .346 .444 .523 .968 166 68 2 0 1 O9
1953 28 SLB AL 128 519 440 61 118 18 6 19 70 1 4 72 44 .268 .376 .466 .842 124 205 13 4 2 *O9
1954 29 TOT AL 123 443 389 38 100 15 2 15 61 0 2 45 57 .257 .330 .422 .751 106 164 5 0 1 6 39/7
1954 29 BAL AL 29 106 94 5 19 1 0 1 13 0 0 11 17 .202 .283 .245 .528 51 23 1 0 0 1 9
1954 29 CLE AL 94 337 295 33 81 14 2 14 48 0 2 34 40 .275 .344 .478 .822 122 141 4 0 1 5 3/97
1955 30 CLE AL 74 295 257 30 65 11 2 14 55 1 1 32 33 .253 .332 .475 .807 112 122 6 1 0 5 3 3/97
1956 31 CLE AL 136 567 481 65 127 22 0 32 106 0 0 75 87 .264 .364 .509 .874 127 245 8 5 0 7 10 *3 MVP-9
1957 32 CLE AL 144 606 515 84 145 21 0 28 105 2 3 78 88 .282 .371 .485 .857 133 250 9 2 0 11 6 *3 AS,MVP-6
1958 33 CLE AL 25 48 43 5 12 1 0 3 12 0 0 5 7 .279 .354 .512 .866 137 22 2 0 0 0 0 /3
1959 34 BOS AL 94 273 247 38 68 13 0 7 49 0 0 22 32 .275 .337 .413 .750 102 102 5 2 0 2 5 3
1960 35 BOS AL 131 488 443 45 125 22 0 19 103 0 2 37 54 .282 .335 .460 .796 111 204 13 1 1 5 4 *3 MVP-14
1961 36 TOT AL 107 369 323 33 84 16 2 11 61 0 0 38 44 .260 .336 .424 .760 102 137 11 2 0 6 3 3
1961 36 BOS AL 99 363 317 33 83 16 2 11 60 0 0 38 43 .262 .339 .429 .768 104 136 11 2 0 6 3 3
1961 36 DET AL 8 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 0 0 0
1962 37 DET AL 74 112 105 7 34 2 0 5 18 0 0 5 13 .324 .357 .486 .843 121 51 1 1 0 1 0 3
1963 38 TOT AL 41 55 49 3 6 0 0 3 7 0 0 6 6 .122 .218 .306 .524 44 15 1 0 0 0 2 /3
1963 38 DET AL 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 38 MIN AL 35 50 44 3 6 0 0 3 7 0 0 6 5 .136 .240 .341 .581 60 15 1 0 0 0 2 /3
17 Yrs 1862 7027 6099 867 1692 289 42 266 1178 9 19 828 842 .277 .364 .469 .833 122 2863 143 27 24 43 33
162 Game Avg. 162 611 531 75 147 25 4 23 102 1 2 72 73 .277 .364 .469 .833 122 249 12 2 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
DET (9 yrs) 836 3221 2793 443 798 145 30 109 531 5 7 395 372 .286 .376 .476 .852 125 1330 68 10 19 1 0
CLE (5 yrs) 473 1853 1591 217 430 69 4 91 326 3 6 224 255 .270 .358 .490 .848 126 780 29 8 1 28 19
BOS (3 yrs) 324 1124 1007 116 276 51 2 37 212 0 2 97 129 .274 .337 .439 .776 107 442 29 5 1 13 12
BAL (3 yrs) 194 779 664 88 182 24 6 26 102 1 4 106 81 .274 .377 .446 .823 123 296 16 4 3 1
MIN (1 yr) 35 50 44 3 6 0 0 3 7 0 0 6 5 .136 .240 .341 .581 60 15 1 0 0 0 2

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
1947 22 DET AL 102 383 9 1 0 -2 -4 4 0.3 11 15 1.5 .504 .502 1.7 -0.7 17 O97/8
1948 23 DET AL 119 449 -7 -0 1 -2 -5 -13 -1.3 13 -0 -0.1 .489 .492 0.1 -0.7 2 O79/8
1949 24 DET AL 155 695 21 -0 -1 2 -7 14 1.4 20 34 3.3 .509 .509 3.1 -0.5 32 *O9 AS,MVP-10
1950 25 DET AL 149 657 32 -1 -1 2 -7 25 2.4 20 45 4.3 .516 .514 4.1 -0.4 43 *O9 MVP-10
1951 26 DET AL 138 582 27 -1 -1 6 -6 26 2.6 18 44 4.4 .519 .516 3.6 0.0 38 *O9 AS
1952 27 DET AL 85 332 13 -1 0 2 -4 11 1.1 10 21 2.2 .514 .507 1.9 -0.2 19 O9 AS
1952 27 SLB AL 37 154 12 -1 0 -2 -2 8 0.8 5 12 1.3 .522 .505 1.5 -0.4 14 O9 AS
1953 28 SLB AL 128 519 14 -1 -2 -6 -5 -0 -0.0 16 16 1.6 .500 .500 2.2 -1.2 22 *O9
1954 29 BAL AL 29 106 -5 0 1 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .478 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 9
1954 29 CLE AL 94 337 8 -0 1 1 -4 6 0.6 10 16 1.7 .507 .504 1.5 -0.3 15 3/97
1955 30 CLE AL 74 295 1 -0 -0 -6 -3 -9 -0.9 9 -0 -0.0 .487 .494 0.6 -0.9 6 3/97
1956 31 CLE AL 136 567 12 0 -0 -1 -6 6 0.6 17 23 2.2 .504 .503 2.2 -0.6 23 *3 MVP-9
1957 32 CLE AL 144 606 20 -0 1 -4 -7 8 0.8 19 27 2.7 .506 .506 3.2 -1.3 31 *3 AS,MVP-6
1958 33 CLE AL 25 48 2 -0 -0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 3 0.3 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /3
1959 34 BOS AL 94 273 2 -0 0 3 -3 2 0.1 8 10 0.9 .502 .501 0.7 -0.1 7 3
1960 35 BOS AL 131 488 5 -1 -1 -3 -6 -6 -0.8 15 9 0.7 .495 .496 1.1 -1.0 12 *3 MVP-14
1961 36 BOS AL 99 363 -0 -1 -1 4 -4 -4 -0.5 11 8 0.6 .496 .498 0.3 -0.2 4 3
1961 36 DET AL 8 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
1962 37 DET AL 74 112 4 -0 0 -2 -1 2 0.2 3 6 0.5 .503 .502 0.7 -0.3 7 3
1963 38 DET AL 6 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
1963 38 MIN AL 35 50 -3 -0 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 /3
17 Seasons 1862 7027 164 -8 -4 -8 -75 69 6.2 212 282 27.4 .504 .503 28.3 -9.0 289
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (9 yrs) 836 3221 96 -3 -1 6 -32 66 6.5 96 162 16.0 .508 .507 15.1 -2.8 155
CLE (5 yrs) 473 1853 42 -1 1 -9 -21 12 1.2 57 69 6.8 .503 .503 7.7 -3.2 78
BOS (3 yrs) 324 1124 7 -3 -2 3 -13 -8 -1.2 34 27 2.2 .497 .498 2.1 -1.3 23
BAL (3 yrs) 194 779 21 -1 -1 -9 -8 2 0.1 24 25 2.6 .501 .500 3.5 -1.8 34
MIN (1 yr) 35 50 -3 -0 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1

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
1954 29 CLE AL WS NYG L 4 18 16 2 8 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 2 .500 .556 .938 1.493 15 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 18 16 2 8 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 2 .500 .556 .938 1.493 15 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1947 DET AL 22 OF 83 79 77 172 160 6 6 0 .965 2.00 .979 2.47
1947 DET AL 22 RF 42 40 40 84 78 2 4 0 .952 1.90 .977 2.11
1947 DET AL 22 LF 39 37 35 78 74 2 2 0 .974 1.95 .976 2.31
1947 DET AL 22 CF 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .982 2.90
1948 DET AL 23 OF 98 97 92 217 196 11 10 3 .954 2.11 .975 2.51
1948 DET AL 23 LF 64 62 59 155 139 8 8 3 .948 2.30 .975 2.33
1948 DET AL 23 RF 36 34 32 62 58 2 2 0 .968 1.67 .971 2.14
1948 DET AL 23 CF 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 3.00
1949 DET AL 24 OF 155 155 150 322 302 14 6 4 .981 2.04 .980 2.44 AS,MVP-10
1949 DET AL 24 RF 155 155 150 297 276 15 6 4 .980 1.88 .978 2.06 AS,MVP-10
1950 DET AL 25 OF 145 145 141 1293.0 301 286 5 10 3 .967 2.03 2.01 .979 2.51 2.47 MVP-10
1950 DET AL 25 RF 145 145 141 1293.0 299 284 5 10 3 .967 2.01 1.99 .976 2.11 2.07 MVP-10
1951 DET AL 26 OF 131 129 117 1143.0 264 254 7 3 1 .989 2.06 1.99 .977 2.45 2.44 AS
1951 DET AL 26 RF 131 129 117 1143.0 263 252 8 3 1 .989 2.05 1.98 .978 2.05 2.04 AS
1952 TOT AL 27 OF 115 113 93 954.1 211 198 8 5 3 .976 1.94 1.79 .980 2.40 2.40 AS
1952 TOT AL 27 RF 115 113 93 954.1 207 195 7 5 3 .976 1.90 1.76 .976 1.90 1.90 AS
1952 DET AL 27 OF 79 77 61 654.0 144 134 8 2 3 .986 1.95 1.80 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 DET AL 27 RF 79 77 61 654.0 141 132 7 2 3 .986 1.91 1.76 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 SLB AL 27 OF 36 36 32 300.1 67 64 0 3 0 .955 1.92 1.78 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 SLB AL 27 RF 36 36 32 300.1 66 63 0 3 0 .955 1.89 1.75 .976 1.90 1.90
1953 SLB AL 28 OF 121 117 111 1051.0 265 243 15 7 4 .974 -6 -7 2.21 2.13 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 SLB AL 28 RF 119 117 111 1051.0 265 243 15 7 4 .974 -6 -7 2.21 2.17 .984 2.09 2.08
1954 TOT AL 29 OF 32 31 28 263.1 64 57 5 2 1 .969 -1 -3 2.12 1.94 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 TOT AL 29 RF 30 29 27 247.1 58 51 5 2 1 .966 -0 -2 2.04 1.87 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 BAL AL 29 OF 27 27 25 227.0 54 47 5 2 1 .963 -1 -4 2.06 1.93 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 BAL AL 29 RF 27 27 25 227.0 53 46 5 2 1 .962 -1 -4 2.02 1.89 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 CLE AL 29 1B 83 79 23 595.2 616 557 52 7 57 .989 1 2 9.20 7.34 .990 9.60 9.53
1954 CLE AL 29 OF 5 4 3 36.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.48 2.00 .979 2.38 2.38
1954 CLE AL 29 RF 3 2 2 20.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 2.21 1.67 .976 2.04 2.03
1954 CLE AL 29 LF 2 2 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 2.25 2.00 .978 2.25 2.25
1955 CLE AL 30 1B 63 61 30 475.0 490 449 33 8 49 .984 -5 -12 9.13 7.65 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 CLE AL 30 OF 9 7 5 62.0 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -21 2.03 1.56 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 CLE AL 30 RF 8 6 5 59.0 16 15 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -14 2.44 2.00 .981 2.04 2.02
1955 CLE AL 30 LF 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.20
1956 CLE AL 31 1B 133 133 88 1086.2 1057 971 77 9 99 .991 -1 -1 8.68 7.88 .990 9.43 9.35 MVP-9
1957 CLE AL 32 1B 139 138 89 1162.2 1122 1025 83 14 122 .988 -4 -4 8.58 7.97 .992 9.67 9.70 AS,MVP-6
1958 CLE AL 33 1B 8 7 3 54.2 50 44 5 1 5 .980 0 7 8.07 6.13 .991 9.60 9.50
1959 BOS AL 34 1B 64 56 38 456.2 482 440 38 4 44 .992 3 7 9.42 7.47 .990 9.84 9.77
1960 BOS AL 35 1B 117 110 63 899.1 931 841 78 12 89 .987 -3 -4 9.20 7.85 .991 9.58 9.56 MVP-14
1961 BOS AL 36 1B 86 82 43 656.1 738 664 67 7 65 .991 4 6 10.02 8.50 .990 9.45 9.34
1962 DET AL 37 1B 16 14 5 112.0 85 75 9 1 5 .988 -2 -16 6.75 5.25 .990 9.44 9.41
1963 MIN AL 38 1B 6 5 2 45.0 37 32 5 0 2 1.000 1 16 7.40 6.17 .990 9.48 9.48
9 Seasons OF 889 873 814 4766.2 1830 1709 72 49 20 .973 -8 -2 2.06 2.00 .979 2.45 2.44
9 Seasons RF 781 768 716 4747.2 1551 1452 60 39 17 .975 -7 -2 2.05 1.94 .978 2.04 2.04
10 Seasons 1B 715 685 384 5544.0 5608 5098 447 63 537 .989 -6 -1 9.00 7.76 .991 9.58 9.53
4 Seasons LF 106 102 95 19.0 237 217 10 10 3 .958 -1 -38 1.89 2.14 .975 2.27 2.32
2 Seasons CF 3 3 3 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 .982 2.93
17 Seasons TOT 1604 1558 1198 10310.2 7438 6807 519 112 557 .985 -14 -2 5.79 4.57 .988 6.28 5.60
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

Hall of Fame
1970 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1972 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1974 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1975 BBWAA ( 1.4%)
1976 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1977 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1978 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 AL (10, 15%)
1950 AL (10, 15%)
1956 AL (9, 13%)
1957 AL (6, 18%)
1960 AL (14, 7%)
0.68 Career Shares (355th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1950 AL  4.3 (9th)
1951 AL  4.4 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1950 AL  4.1 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1949 AL  .304 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1950 AL  .408 (9th)
1952 AL  .381 (10th)
1957 AL  .371 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1949 AL  .465 (9th)
1950 AL  .533 (6th)
1951 AL  .511 (4th)
1952 AL  .506 (5th)
1953 AL  .466 (9th)
1956 AL  .509 (10th)
1957 AL  .485 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1949 AL  .851 (9th)
1950 AL  .941 (6th)
1951 AL  .894 (5th)
1952 AL  .887 (4th)
1957 AL  .857 (7th)
Career  .833 (233rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  155 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1949 AL  608 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1949 AL  695 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1949 AL  96 (9th)
1957 AL  84 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  185 (4th)
1950 AL  172 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1949 AL  283 (3rd)
1950 AL  298 (8th)
1951 AL  256 (8th)
1957 AL  250 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1950 AL  37 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  20 (9th)
1950 AL  27 (9th)
1951 AL  27 (4th)
1952 AL  23 (7th)
1953 AL  19 (9th)
1956 AL  32 (2nd)
1957 AL  28 (4th)
Career  266 (182nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 AL  133 (3rd)
1950 AL  123 (4th)
1951 AL  94 (6th)
1956 AL  106 (3rd)
1957 AL  105 (2nd)
1960 AL  103 (3rd)
Career  1,178 (163rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 AL  91 (10th)
1951 AL  78 (9th)
1953 AL  72 (10th)
1957 AL  78 (5th)
Career  828 (224th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 AL  66 (8th)
1948 AL  70 (7th)
1956 AL  87 (5th)
1957 AL  88 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1949 AL  133 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1950 AL  137 (5th)
1951 AL  140 (5th)
1952 AL  145 (4th)
1957 AL  133 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1949 AL  108 (3rd)
1950 AL  120 (4th)
1951 AL  96 (8th)
1957 AL  97 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  32 (5th)
1951 AL  28 (7th)
1952 AL  26 (7th)
1957 AL  26 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1950 AL  3.0 (5th)
1951 AL  2.8 (7th)
1952 AL  2.6 (7th)
1957 AL  2.6 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  52 (4th)
1950 AL  68 (5th)
1951 AL  55 (5th)
1956 AL  54 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1949 AL  265 (10th)
1950 AL  267 (10th)
1957 AL  225 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1949 AL  .646 (8th)
1950 AL  .700 (4th)
1951 AL  .684 (5th)
1952 AL  .722 (4th)
1957 AL  .683 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  7 (4th)
1957 AL  11 (1st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  10 (2nd)
1957 AL  6 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1949 AL  19 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1950 AL  20.7 (7th)
1951 AL  18.6 (5th)
1952 AL  18.0 (4th)
1953 AL  23.2 (7th)
1954 AL  25.9 (9th)**
1956 AL  15.0 (2nd)
1957 AL  18.4 (5th)
1960 AL  23.3 (9th)
Career  22.9 (232nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1949 AL  452 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1950 AL  39.54 (6th)
1957 AL  41.40 (6th)
1960 AL  34.22 (7th)
Career  287.73 (133rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.9 (6th)
1952 AL  3.3 (7th)
1957 AL  4.3 (5th)
1960 AL  3.1 (9th)
Career  29.3 (108th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 AL  3.0 (5th)
1952 AL  2.7 (8th)
1957 AL  2.8 (8th)
Career  20.1 (191st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1950 AL  3.6 (5th)
1957 AL  4.1 (5th)
1960 AL  3.3 (7th)
Career  28.0 (136th)

Putoutss c a p y
1956 AL  971 (1st)
1957 AL  1,025 (3rd)
1960 AL  841 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  133 (1st)
1957 AL  139 (1st)
1960 AL  117 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  971 (1st)
1957 AL  1,025 (3rd)
1960 AL  841 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  77 (2nd)
1957 AL  83 (3rd)
1960 AL  78 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1955 AL  8 (4th)
1956 AL  9 (3rd)
1957 AL  14 (1st)
1960 AL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  99 (2nd)
1957 AL  122 (1st)
1960 AL  89 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  155 (1st)
1950 AL  145 (1st)
1951 AL  131 (1st)
1952 AL  115 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  276 (2nd)
1950 AL  284 (1st)
1951 AL  252 (1st)
1952 AL  195 (4th)
1953 AL  243 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  15 (2nd)
1951 AL  8 (3rd)
1953 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 AL  4 (5th)
1949 AL  6 (2nd)
1950 AL  10 (1st)
1951 AL  3 (4th)
1952 AL  5 (4th)
1953 AL  7 (1st)
Career  39 (97th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  4 (2nd)
1950 AL  3 (2nd)
1951 AL  1 (4th)
1952 AL  3 (3rd)
1953 AL  4 (2nd)
1954 AL  1 (5th)
Career  17 (81st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1949 AL  155 (1st)
1950 AL  145 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (5th)
1949 AL  14 (3rd)
1953 AL  15 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  10 (2nd)
1953 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)
1949 AL  4 (2nd)
1950 AL  3 (5th)
1953 AL  4 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1961 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1956 AL  8.68 (5th)
1961 AL  10.02 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  7.88 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  .991 (3rd)
1957 AL  .988 (5th)
1960 AL  .987 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.05 (4th)
1952 AL  1.91 (5th)
1953 AL  2.21 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  1.99 (4th)
1951 AL  1.98 (3rd)
1952 AL  1.76 (4th)
1953 AL  2.17 (2nd)
Career  1.94 (90th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  .980 (3rd)
1950 AL  .967 (4th)
1951 AL  .989 (2nd)
1952 AL  .976 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1962 AL  born 1925-02-09 (9th)
1963 AL  born 1925-02-09 (5th)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 102 (221), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (436), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (87th), 27.4 career WAR/22.0 7yr-peak WAR/24.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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