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Wally Westlake

Waldon Thomas Westlake

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: November 8, 1920 in Gridley, CA
High School: Christian Brothers HS (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 26.158)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Indians/Cardinals/Reds/Orioles/... 1947-1956

Final Game: May 12, 1956 (Age 35.186)
Relatives: Brother of Jim Westlake
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Standard Batting

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
1947 26 PIT NL 112 443 407 59 111 17 4 17 69 5 27 63 .273 .324 .459 .784 103 187 16 4 5 *O98/7
1948 27 PIT NL 132 479 428 78 122 10 6 17 65 2 46 40 .285 .360 .456 .815 117 195 10 4 1 *O89/7
1949 28 PIT NL 147 577 525 77 148 24 8 23 104 6 45 69 .282 .345 .490 .835 120 257 15 6 1 *O98
1950 29 PIT NL 139 532 477 69 136 15 6 24 95 1 48 78 .285 .359 .493 .852 119 235 15 7 2 *O89/7
1951 ★ 30 TOT NL 123 491 448 64 119 12 5 22 84 1 3 33 68 .266 .324 .462 .786 108 207 11 6 4 8579 AS
1951 30 PIT NL 50 192 181 28 51 4 0 16 45 0 1 9 26 .282 .323 .569 .892 133 103 4 2 0 5O7/8
1951 30 STL NL 73 299 267 36 68 8 5 6 39 1 2 24 42 .255 .325 .390 .715 91 104 7 4 4 O897
1952 31 TOT MLB 109 381 326 47 69 11 1 4 33 2 3 47 56 .212 .315 .288 .603 70 94 15 2 5 897
1952 31 TOT NL 80 301 257 36 53 7 0 3 24 1 3 39 40 .206 .315 .268 .584 64 69 13 2 2 89/7
1952 31 STL NL 21 84 74 7 16 3 0 0 10 1 1 8 11 .216 .293 .257 .549 53 19 3 0 1 8O
1952 31 CIN NL 59 217 183 29 37 4 0 3 14 0 2 31 29 .202 .324 .273 .597 68 50 10 2 1 O89/7
1952 31 CLE AL 29 80 69 11 16 4 1 1 9 1 0 8 16 .232 .312 .362 .674 93 25 2 0 3 O97/8
1953 32 CLE AL 82 259 218 42 72 7 1 9 46 2 0 35 29 .330 .427 .495 .923 152 108 6 2 4 O978
1954 33 CLE AL 85 274 240 36 63 9 2 11 42 0 1 26 37 .263 .337 .454 .791 114 109 8 2 4 2 798
1955 34 TOT AL 24 53 44 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 10 .182 .321 .227 .548 52 10 2 0 0 0 1 /798
1955 34 CLE AL 16 23 20 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .348 .300 .648 73 6 1 0 0 0 1 /78
1955 34 BAL AL 8 30 24 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 .125 .300 .167 .467 33 4 1 0 0 0 0 /97
1956 35 PHI NL 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -39 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 958 3494 3117 474 848 107 33 127 539 19 7 317 453 .272 .345 .450 .795 111 1402 98 33 26 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 591 527 80 143 18 6 21 91 3 54 77 .272 .345 .450 .795 111 237 17 6 4
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 (5 yrs) 580 2223 2018 311 568 70 24 97 378 14 1 175 276 .281 .346 .484 .830 117 977 60 23 9
CLE (4 yrs) 212 636 547 91 156 21 4 21 98 3 1 72 87 .285 .371 .453 .825 125 248 17 4 11 2 1
STL (2 yrs) 94 383 341 43 84 11 5 6 49 2 3 32 53 .246 .318 .361 .679 83 123 10 4 5
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -39 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 59 217 183 29 37 4 0 3 14 0 2 31 29 .202 .324 .273 .597 68 50 10 2 1
BAL (1 yr) 8 30 24 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 .125 .300 .167 .467 33 4 1 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 738 2828 2546 383 689 85 29 106 441 16 6 239 361 .271 .340 .452 .792 109 1150 80 29 15 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 220 666 571 91 159 22 4 21 98 3 1 78 92 .278 .368 .441 .809 121 252 18 4 11 2 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
1947 26 PIT NL 112 443 -0 -0 0 0 -5 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .495 .497 1.2 -0.4 12 *O98/7
1948 27 PIT NL 132 479 11 2 1 1 -3 11 1.1 19 30 3.1 .509 .507 3.0 -0.2 29 *O89/7
1949 28 PIT NL 147 577 13 -1 -0 2 -5 9 0.9 23 32 3.2 .506 .506 3.0 -0.3 30 *O98
1950 29 PIT NL 139 532 12 -0 -1 2 -2 11 0.9 20 31 3.0 .508 .507 2.9 -0.1 29 *O89/7
1951 ★ 30 PIT NL 50 192 7 -1 -0 1 -0 6 0.6 7 14 1.4 .513 .504 1.3 0.1 13 5O7/8 AS
1951 ★ 30 STL NL 73 299 -4 -0 -0 1 -2 -5 -0.6 11 6 0.6 .493 .497 0.6 -0.1 5 O897 AS
1952 31 STL NL 21 84 -4 0 0 4 -0 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .499 .500 -0.2 0.4 -1 8O
1952 31 CIN NL 59 217 -7 0 -1 -2 -1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .481 .493 -0.0 -0.3 0 O89/7
1952 31 CLE AL 29 80 -1 1 -0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.2 1 O97/8
1953 32 CLE AL 82 259 19 -0 0 1 -3 17 1.7 8 25 2.5 .521 .511 2.4 -0.3 24 O978
1954 33 CLE AL 85 274 3 0 -1 -1 -3 -3 -0.3 8 6 0.6 .497 .498 0.7 -0.5 7 798
1955 34 CLE AL 16 23 -1 0 -0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 /78
1955 34 BAL AL 8 30 -2 0 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .431 .497 -0.2 -0.3 -2 /97
1956 35 PHI NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
10 Seasons 958 3494 44 1 -3 6 -26 23 1.9 129 152 15.1 .502 .503 14.7 -2.1 146
PIT (5 yrs) 580 2223 42 -1 -0 6 -15 33 3.1 86 119 11.9 .506 .504 11.5 -0.9 113
CLE (4 yrs) 212 636 20 1 -1 0 -8 12 1.2 19 31 3.2 .506 .503 3.1 -0.8 31
STL (2 yrs) 94 383 -8 -0 -0 5 -2 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .494 .498 0.4 0.3 4
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CIN (1 yr) 59 217 -7 0 -1 -2 -1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .481 .493 -0.0 -0.3 0
BAL (1 yr) 8 30 -2 0 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .431 .497 -0.2 -0.3 -2

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1947 26 PIT NL 443 317 59 4.9 108 .287 .273 .278 .324 .354 .459 .412 .784 .765 103 .530 -0.5 -0.1 .715 .265 .187 7.7
1948 27 PIT NL 479 317 69 5.8 104 .283 .285 .271 .360 .346 .456 .402 .815 .748 117 .617 9.3 0.9 .782 .283 .171 3.6
1949 28 PIT NL 577 393 87 5.9 106 .289 .282 .273 .345 .347 .490 .408 .835 .755 120 .615 12.3 1.2 .801 .305 .208 9.5
1950 29 PIT NL 532 358 82 6.1 111 .299 .285 .273 .359 .351 .493 .424 .852 .774 119 .616 11.5 1.1 .817 .310 .208 1.9
1951 30 TOT NL 491 347 64 5.0 104 .271 .266 .268 .324 .343 .462 .407 .786 .749 108 .542 2.8 0.3 .711 .266 .196 1.9
1951 30 PIT NL 192 135 32 6.4 105 .252 .282 .270 .323 .344 .569 .409 .892 .753 133 .653 6.7 0.7 .837 .331 .287 .0
1951 30 STL NL 299 212 32 4.1 103 .283 .255 .267 .325 .341 .390 .405 .715 .747 91 .451 -3.9 -0.4 .630 .221 .135 1.7
1952 31 TOT MLB 381 280 28 2.7 95 .244 .212 .259 .315 .333 .288 .384 .603 .716 70 .310 -12.0 -1.2 .516 .218 .077 2.7
1952 31 TOT NL 301 222 20 2.4 97 .234 .206 .261 .315 .333 .268 .388 .584 .721 64 .270 -11.4 -1.2 .491 .206 .062 1.5
1952 31 STL NL 84 63 5 2.1 97 .254 .216 .262 .293 .334 .257 .389 .549 .724 53 .226 -4.5 -0.5 .435 .149 .041 .0
1952 31 CIN NL 217 159 15 2.5 96 .225 .202 .260 .324 .333 .273 .388 .597 .721 68 .288 -6.9 -0.7 .513 .230 .071 .0
1952 31 CLE AL 80 58 8 3.7 90 .288 .232 .252 .312 .330 .362 .368 .674 .698 93 .450 -0.6 -0.1 .618 .261 .130 1.0
1953 32 CLE AL 259 156 46 7.9 100 .350 .330 .266 .427 .342 .495 .392 .923 .733 152 .741 17.2 1.7 .967 .335 .165 3.3
1954 33 CLE AL 274 192 36 5.0 100 .268 .263 .268 .337 .344 .454 .391 .791 .735 114 .575 3.8 0.4 .731 .296 .192 .0
1955 34 TOT AL 53 38 3 2.1 100 .235 .182 .263 .321 .342 .227 .392 .548 .734 52 .195 -2.6 -0.3 .500 .250 .045
1955 34 CLE AL 23 16 2 3.4 106 .333 .250 .271 .348 .351 .300 .404 .648 .755 73 .361 -0.7 -0.1 .563 .200 .050
1955 34 BAL AL 30 22 1 1.2 96 .158 .125 .257 .300 .335 .167 .382 .467 .717 33 .082 -1.9 -0.2 .455 .292 .042
1956 35 PHI NL 5 4 0 0.0 101 .000 .000 .262 .200 .328 .000 .413 .200 .742 -39 .000 -0.8 -0.1 .250 .250 .000
10 Yrs 3494 2402 474 5.3 104 .284 .272 .270 .345 .345 .450 .405 .795 .750 111 .572 40.8 4.0 .743 .283 .178 33.1
162 Game Avg. 591 406 80 5.3 104 .284 .272 .270 .345 .345 .450 .405 .795 .750 111 .572 7 1 .743 .283 .178 6
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
PIT (5 yrs) 2223 1520 329 5.8 107 .286 .281 .273 .346 .349 .484 .411 .830 .760 117 .603 39.2 3.9 .786 .296 .203 24.5
CLE (4 yrs) 636 422 92 5.9 99 .306 .285 .265 .371 .341 .453 .389 .825 .730 125 .634 19.6 2.0 .797 .303 .168 5.3
STL (2 yrs) 383 275 37 3.6 102 .277 .246 .266 .318 .340 .361 .402 .679 .742 83 .407 -8.4 -0.9 .585 .205 .114 3.0
PHI (1 yr) 5 4 0 0.0 101 .000 .000 .262 .200 .328 .000 .413 .200 .742 -39 -0.8 -0.1 .250 .250 .000
CIN (1 yr) 217 159 15 2.5 96 .225 .202 .260 .324 .333 .273 .388 .597 .721 68 .287 -6.9 -0.7 .513 .230 .071 .0
BAL (1 yr) 30 22 1 1.2 96 .158 .125 .257 .300 .335 .167 .382 .467 .717 33 .081 -1.9 -0.2 .455 .292 .042
NL (7 yrs) 2828 1958 381 5.2 105 .280 .271 .271 .340 .346 .452 .408 .792 .754 109 .562 23.1 2.2 .735 .279 .181 27.8
AL (4 yrs) 666 444 93 5.6 99 .300 .278 .265 .368 .341 .441 .389 .809 .730 121 .615 17.7 1.8 .780 .303 .163 5.3

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
1954 33 CLE AL WS NYG L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1951 STL NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1947 26 PIT NL 443 3.8% 14.2% 6.1% 8.6% 34% 2.33 6.5 23.9 5.9 1.58 74%
1948 27 PIT NL 479 3.6% 8.4% 9.6% 6.9% 27% 0.87 10.7 25.2 6.6 0.88 77%
1949 28 PIT NL 577 4.0% 12.0% 7.8% 9.5% 37% 1.53 7.6 22.8 5.0 1.04 75%
1950 29 PIT NL 532 4.5% 14.7% 9.0% 8.5% 33% 1.63 6.1 19.9 5.0 1.44 70%
1951 30 TOT NL 491 4.5% 13.9% 6.7% 7.9% 33% 2.06 6.6 20.4 5.3 0.74 73%
1951 30 PIT NL 192 8.3% 13.5% 4.7% 10.4% 39% 2.89 7.0 11.3 4.0 0.68 72%
1951 30 STL NL 299 2.0% 14.1% 8.0% 6.4% 28% 1.75 6.4 44.5 6.8 0.79 73%
1952 31 TOT MLB 381 1.1% 14.7% 12.3% 4.2% 23% 1.19 5.8 81.5 9.9 1.09 70%
1952 31 TOT NL 301 1.0% 13.3% 13.0% 3.3% 19% 1.03 6.4 85.7 10.7 1.04 71%
1952 31 STL NL 84 0.0% 13.1% 9.5% 3.6% 19% 1.38 6.7 7.4 1.71 75%
1952 31 CIN NL 217 1.4% 13.4% 14.3% 3.2% 19% 0.94 6.3 61.0 13.1 0.89 70%
1952 31 CLE AL 80 1.3% 20.0% 10.0% 7.5% 38% 2.00 4.3 69.0 7.7 1.28 65%
1953 32 CLE AL 259 3.5% 11.2% 13.5% 6.6% 24% 0.83 7.5 24.2 4.7 1.30 70%
1954 33 CLE AL 274 4.0% 13.5% 9.5% 8.0% 35% 1.42 6.5 21.8 5.7 0.84 71%
1955 34 TOT AL 53 0.0% 18.9% 17.0% 3.8% 25% 1.11 4.4 44.0 0.65 64%
1955 34 CLE AL 23 0.0% 21.7% 13.0% 4.4% 20% 1.67 4.0 20.0 0.83 65%
1955 34 BAL AL 30 0.0% 16.7% 20.0% 3.3% 33% 0.83 4.8 0.55 63%
1956 35 PHI NL 5 0.0% 60.0% 20.0% 0.0% 3.00 1.3 0.00 20%
10 Yrs 3494 3.6% 13.0% 9.1% 7.6% 32% 1.43 6.9 24.5 5.8 1.07 73%
MLB Averages 2.0% 10.4% 9.7% 6.5% 28% 1.07 8.5 44.4 8.1 0.97 76%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1947 26 PIT NL -0.5 -0.1 370 0.7 7.7 -7.0 1.04 1.0 -0.3 16.4 1.6 1.04 10.8 1.73 5
1948 27 PIT NL 9.3 0.9 318 1.3 6.9 -5.5 1.10 0.9 0.4 9.3 0.9 1.02 10.2 1.95 6
1949 28 PIT NL 12.3 1.2 436 0.8 9.4 -8.6 1.18 0.8 -0.2 12.6 1.2 1.04 8.8 0.26 3
1950 29 PIT NL 11.5 1.1 421 -0.5 8.6 -9.1 1.16 0.1 -0.5 8.9 0.8 1.02 2.6 1.94 12
1951 30 TOT NL 2.8 0.3 356 0.8 7.4 -6.6 1.05 0.5 0.3 13.2 1.3 1.04 8.9 2.30 8
1951 30 PIT NL 6.7 0.7 153 0.6 3.3 -2.7 .95 1.1 -0.4 12.6 1.2 1.06 11.5 2.99 4
1951 30 STL NL -3.9 -0.4 203 0.2 4.1 -3.9 1.13 -0.6 0.8 0.6 0.1 1.03 -2.6 1.62 4
1952 31 TOT MLB -12.0 -1.2 352 -0.5 5.6 -6.1 1.04 -1.1 0.7 -8.3 -0.9 0.97 -13.5 0.51 4
1952 31 TOT NL -11.4 -1.2 272 -0.8 4.1 -4.9 1.06 -1.0 0.3 -9.9 -1.0 0.97 -11.6 0.60 2
1952 31 STL NL -4.5 -0.5 66 0.3 1.2 -0.9 .94 -0.2 0.5 0.7 0.1 1.07 -1.9 0.57 1
1952 31 CIN NL -6.9 -0.7 206 -1.1 2.9 -3.9 1.10 -0.9 -0.1 -10.6 -1.1 0.94 -9.7 0.63 1
1952 31 CLE AL -0.6 -0.1 80 0.3 1.5 -1.2 .95 -0.1 0.4 1.6 0.2 0.97 -2.0 0.43 2
1953 32 CLE AL 17.2 1.7 263 1.8 5.7 -3.9 1.02 1.6 0.2 17.5 1.8 1.04 16.8 1.89 7
1954 33 CLE AL 3.8 0.4 277 1.3 5.8 -4.5 1.00 0.6 0.7 8.3 0.8 1.05 6.0 1.16 11
1955 34 TOT AL -2.6 -0.3 55 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 1.05 -0.3 -0.2 -4.5 -0.5 0.91 -3.3 1.73 5
1955 34 CLE AL -0.7 -0.1 24 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 1.10 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 1.01 -1.3 2.10 4
1955 34 BAL AL -1.9 -0.2 31 -0.4 0.3 -0.6 1.02 -0.2 -0.2 -3.1 -0.3 0.84 -2.1 0.27 1
1956 35 PHI NL -0.8 -0.1 5 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 .55 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 1.00 -0.7 0.55 4
10 Yrs 40.8 4.0 2853 5.2 57.6 -52.4 1.08 4.0 0.8 72.9 7.1 1.02 46.5 1.57 65
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1947 26 PIT NL 5 0 34% 104 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 3 1 1 58% 20 10 9 2 1 1 9 1 8
1948 27 PIT NL 2 0 39% 98 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 59% 26 15 11 4 2 2 11 0 11
1949 28 PIT NL 3 0 31% 146 6 6 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 1 2 3 5 51% 24 18 6 5 1 4 16 2 13
1950 29 PIT NL 4 0 27% 126 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 2 1 7 40% 21 15 5 13 8 5 13 4 9
1951 30 TOT NL 6 0 31% 119 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 31% 22 20 2 4 2 2 13 4 8
1951 30 PIT NL 2 0 26% 51 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
1951 30 STL NL 4 0 33% 68 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 33% 14 12 2 4 2 2 9 3 5
1952 31 TOT MLB 3 1 36% 131 2 3 40% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 48% 23 20 3 5 2 3 16 1 15
1952 31 TOT NL 3 1 36% 97 1 3 25% 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 44% 18 16 2 4 2 2 12 1 11
1952 31 STL NL 0 1 29% 18 1 1 50% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 43% 4 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
1952 31 CIN NL 3 0 38% 79 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 44% 14 13 1 4 2 2 9 0 9
1952 31 CLE AL 0 0 39% 34 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60% 5 4 1 1 0 1 4 0 4
1953 32 CLE AL 6 0 31% 123 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 3 48% 26 16 9 2 1 1 12 3 9
1954 33 CLE AL 1 0 29% 91 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 42% 13 7 6 6 3 2 7 4 3
1955 34 TOT AL 0 0 10% 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 67% 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
1955 34 CLE AL 0 0 17% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 80% 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
1955 34 BAL AL 0 0 0% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 35 PHI NL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 30 1 32% 967 19 7 158% 17 22 0 0 1 3 7 0 24 0 7 9 8 34 47% 179 123 53 41 20 20 99 19 78
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1947 26 PIT NL 360 13% 111 5 2 0 1 1.73 17 2 23 15 1 11 6 0 5 105 16 15% 35 12 34% 288 53 18% 19 12 63% 20 11 55% 83
1948 27 PIT NL 304 20% 122 6 2 0 1 1.95 17 2 9 8 5 12 5 2 1 68 10 15% 23 4 17% 233 32 14% 13 6 46% 14 5 36% 175
1949 28 PIT NL 419 12% 148 3 0 0 0 0.26 23 0 17 12 2 14 9 0 1 98 15 15% 40 12 30% 335 61 18% 35 20 57% 19 11 58% 158
1950 29 PIT NL 410 14% 136 12 2 0 3 1.94 24 2 17 18 1 13 11 0 2 88 15 17% 45 8 18% 295 57 19% 32 15 47% 18 10 56% 122
1951 30 TOT NL 351 31% 119 8 1 1 2 2.30 22 0 12 15 3 14 8 0 4 84 11 13% 34 9 26% 273 53 19% 18 12 67% 15 8 53% 140
1951 30 PIT NL 152 13% 51 4 1 1 2 2.99 16 0 5 12 2 11 5 0 0 36 4 11% 17 3 18% 123 27 22% 10 7 70% 7 4 57% 40
1951 30 STL NL 199 45% 68 4 0 0 0 1.62 6 0 7 3 1 3 3 0 4 48 7 15% 17 6 35% 150 26 17% 8 5 63% 8 4 50% 100
1952 31 TOT MLB 342 45% 69 4 0 0 0 0.51 4 0 6 1 1 2 2 0 5 73 15 21% 27 11 41% 223 27 12% 19 7 37% 17 6 35% 39
1952 31 TOT NL 262 35% 53 2 0 0 0 0.60 3 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 2 53 13 25% 18 7 39% 172 19 11% 14 6 43% 14 5 36% 39
1952 31 STL NL 62 37% 16 1 0 0 0 0.57 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 3 20% 3 3 100% 49 9 18% 6 4 67% 3 3 100% 22
1952 31 CIN NL 200 34% 37 1 0 0 0 0.63 3 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 38 10 26% 15 4 27% 123 10 8% 8 2 25% 11 2 18% 17
1952 31 CLE AL 80 80% 16 2 0 0 0 0.43 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 20 2 10% 9 4 44% 51 8 16% 5 1 20% 3 1 33% 0
1953 32 CLE AL 259 56% 72 7 0 0 0 1.89 9 0 16 4 5 6 3 0 4 56 6 11% 22 13 59% 214 39 18% 19 11 58% 11 10 91% 0
1954 33 CLE AL 274 46% 63 11 2 0 1 1.16 11 0 12 7 4 3 8 0 4 4 100% 68 8 12% 24 11 46% 215 30 14% 20 8 40% 13 11 85% 0
1955 34 TOT AL 53 42% 8 5 1 0 0 1.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 20% 4 1 25% 29 1 3% 4 1 25% 0 0 0
1955 34 CLE AL 23 70% 5 4 0 0 0 2.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20% 2 1 50% 18 1 6% 4 1 25% 0 0 0
1955 34 BAL AL 30 20% 3 1 1 0 0 0.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20% 2 0 0% 11 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1956 35 PHI NL 5 20% 0 4 0 0 0 0.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 3 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
10 Yrs 2777 28% 848 65 10 1 8 1.57 127 6 113 80 22 75 52 2 4 26 650% 652 98 15% 256 81 32% 2108 353 17% 179 92 51% 128 72 56% 717
MLB Averages 50% 284% 12% 32% 14% 51% 55%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1947 26 112 443 407 59 111 17 4 17 69 5 27 63 .273 .324 .459 .784 103 187 16 4 5
1948 27 244 922 835 137 233 27 10 34 134 7 73 103 .279 .343 .457 .800 111 382 26 8 6
1949 28 391 1499 1360 214 381 51 18 57 238 13 118 172 .280 .344 .470 .814 114 639 41 14 7
1950 29 530 2031 1837 283 517 66 24 81 333 14 166 250 .281 .348 .476 .824 115 874 56 21 9
1951 30 653 2522 2285 347 636 78 29 103 417 15 3 199 318 .278 .343 .473 .816 114 1081 67 27 13
1952 31 762 2903 2611 394 705 89 30 107 450 17 6 246 374 .270 .340 .450 .790 109 1175 82 29 18
1953 32 844 3162 2829 436 777 96 31 116 496 19 6 281 403 .275 .347 .454 .800 112 1283 88 31 22
1954 33 929 3436 3069 472 840 105 33 127 538 19 7 307 440 .274 .346 .454 .800 112 1392 96 33 26 2
1955 34 953 3489 3113 474 848 107 33 127 539 19 7 316 450 .272 .346 .450 .796 111 1402 98 33 26 2 1
1956 35 958 3494 3117 474 848 107 33 127 539 19 7 317 453 .272 .345 .450 .795 111 1402 98 33 26 2 1

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1947 26 117 457 421 58 112 17 4 17 68 5 27 66 .266 .316 .447 .763 59 112
1948 27 138 499 446 80 126 10 6 18 67 2 48 42 .283 .357 .453 .810 71 132
1949 28 153 592 540 76 149 24 8 23 103 6 45 72 .276 .338 .478 .816 86 147
1950 29 145 548 491 67 135 15 6 24 92 1 48 82 .275 .348 .477 .825 79 139
1951 30 128 508 464 65 122 12 5 23 85 1 34 71 .263 .321 .459 .780 66 123
1952 31 114 404 345 54 76 12 1 4 38 2 52 59 .220 .326 .296 .621 33 109
1953 32 86 273 230 45 77 7 1 10 49 2 37 30 .335 .431 .504 .936 49 82
1954 33 89 288 252 39 67 10 2 12 46 0 28 39 .266 .342 .464 .806 40 85
1955 34 25 55 46 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 9 10 .174 .309 .217 .526 3 24
1956 35 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 5
10 Yrs 1000 3629 3239 486 872 109 33 131 549 19 329 474 .269 .342 .445 .787 486 958
162 Game Avg. 162 588 525 79 141 18 5 21 89 3 53 77 .269 .342 .445 .787 79 958



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1949 NL  8 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  23 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 NL  104 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 NL  63 (9th)
1949 NL  69 (4th)
1950 NL  78 (5th)
1951 NL  68 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  55 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (8th)
1948 NL  4 (7th)
1949 NL  6 (4th)
1950 NL  7 (3rd)
1951 NL  6 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1947 NL  16 (6th)
1950 NL  15 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 NL  7.7 (9th)
1949 NL  9.5 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1947 NL  23.9 (9th)
1948 NL  25.2 (9th)
1949 NL  22.8 (7th)
1950 NL  19.9 (10th)
1951 NL  20.4 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1453), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1628), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (146th), 15.1 career WAR/15.6 7yr-peak WAR/15.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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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.

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