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Fred Whitfield

Fred Dwight Whitfield Sr.

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 7, 1938 in Vandiver, AL
High School: Woodlawn HS (Birmingham, AL)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 27, 1962 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Reds/Cardinals/Expos 1962-1970

Final Game: August 11, 1970 (Age 32)
Died: January 31, 2013 in Gadsden, AL
Buried: Lawleys Chapel Cemetery, Sterrett, AL
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1962 24 STL NL 73 167 158 20 42 7 1 8 34 1 0 7 30 .266 .299 .475 .774 96 75 6 1 0 1 1 3
1963 25 CLE AL 109 383 346 44 87 17 3 21 54 0 1 24 61 .251 .302 .500 .802 122 173 1 4 2 7 5 3
1964 26 CLE AL 101 309 293 29 79 13 1 10 29 0 5 12 58 .270 .301 .423 .724 99 124 5 2 2 2 3 3
1965 27 CLE AL 132 492 468 49 137 23 1 26 90 2 2 16 42 .293 .316 .513 .829 131 240 12 2 2 4 7 *3 MVP-21
1966 28 CLE AL 137 538 502 59 121 15 2 27 78 1 2 27 76 .241 .283 .440 .723 105 221 7 4 0 5 9 *3
1967 29 CLE AL 100 284 257 24 56 10 0 9 31 3 3 25 45 .218 .290 .362 .652 90 93 4 1 1 0 8 3
1968 30 CIN NL 87 182 171 15 44 8 0 6 32 0 3 9 29 .257 .302 .409 .712 107 70 3 2 0 0 1 3
1969 31 CIN NL 74 92 74 2 11 0 0 1 8 0 0 18 27 .149 .315 .189 .504 42 14 0 0 0 0 0 3
1970 32 MON NL 4 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .067 .192 -47 1 1 0 0 0 0 /3
9 Yrs 817 2463 2284 242 578 93 8 108 356 7 16 139 371 .253 .298 .443 .741 107 1011 39 16 7 19 34
162 Game Avg. 162 488 453 48 115 18 2 21 71 1 3 28 74 .253 .298 .443 .741 107 200 8 3 1 4 7
CLE (5 yrs) 579 2006 1866 205 480 78 7 93 282 6 13 104 282 .257 .298 .456 .754 112 851 29 13 7 18 32
CIN (2 yrs) 161 274 245 17 55 8 0 7 40 0 3 27 56 .224 .307 .343 .649 87 84 3 2 0 0 1
STL (1 yr) 73 167 158 20 42 7 1 8 34 1 0 7 30 .266 .299 .475 .774 96 75 6 1 0 1 1
MON (1 yr) 4 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .067 .192 -47 1 1 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 579 2006 1866 205 480 78 7 93 282 6 13 104 282 .257 .298 .456 .754 112 851 29 13 7 18 32
NL (4 yrs) 238 457 418 37 98 15 1 15 74 1 3 35 89 .234 .298 .383 .680 86 160 10 3 0 1 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
1962 24 STL NL 73 167 -2 -0 -0 -1 -2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .493 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 3
1963 25 CLE AL 109 383 10 -2 1 -6 -5 -2 -0.3 12 10 0.8 .498 .499 1.7 -1.4 16 3
1964 26 CLE AL 101 309 -3 -3 1 -2 -4 -10 -1.3 9 -1 -0.4 .488 .493 -0.1 -0.8 1 3
1965 27 CLE AL 132 492 15 -3 -0 0 -7 6 0.6 15 21 2.1 .505 .504 2.1 -0.7 20 *3 MVP-21
1966 28 CLE AL 137 538 3 -0 1 -4 -8 -7 -1.1 17 10 0.7 .494 .495 1.4 -1.5 14 *3
1967 29 CLE AL 100 284 -5 -1 -0 -1 -3 -11 -1.4 9 -1 -0.4 .487 .492 -0.3 -0.6 -1 $21,000 3
1968 30 CIN NL 87 182 3 -2 0 -0 -2 -1 -0.0 6 5 0.6 .499 .499 0.6 -0.2 6 3
1969 31 CIN NL 74 92 -6 -0 1 0 -0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .492 .496 -0.3 0.0 -2 3
1970 32 MON NL 4 16 -3 -0 -0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .421 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3 /3
9 Seasons 817 2463 13 -12 2 -12 -30 -38 -5.1 79 41 3.0 .495 .497 5.0 -5.3 53 $21,000
CLE (5 yrs) 579 2006 21 -9 2 -12 -26 -25 -3.7 63 38 2.8 .495 .497 4.8 -5.0 50 $21,000
CIN (2 yrs) 161 274 -2 -2 1 -0 -2 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.4 .496 .498 0.3 -0.1 4
STL (1 yr) 73 167 -2 -0 -0 -1 -2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .493 .497 0.2 -0.2 2
MON (1 yr) 4 16 -3 -0 -0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .421 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1962 STL NL 24 1B 38 30 15 262.0 311 282 25 4 32 .987 -1 -5 10.55 8.08 .990 9.79 9.70
1963 CLE AL 25 1B 92 85 74 768.0 751 690 51 10 64 .987 -6 -10 8.68 8.05 .990 9.48 9.49
1964 CLE AL 26 1B 79 71 39 597.1 637 596 36 5 63 .992 -2 -3 9.52 8.00 .991 9.43 9.41
1965 CLE AL 27 1B 122 110 95 1006.1 1019 932 80 7 79 .993 0 0 9.05 8.30 .991 9.56 9.53 MVP-21
1966 CLE AL 28 1B 132 129 122 1159.1 1191 1104 76 11 96 .991 -4 -4 9.16 8.94 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 CLE AL 29 1B 66 61 43 531.2 547 494 49 4 51 .993 -1 -2 9.19 8.23 .991 9.53 9.55
1968 CIN NL 30 1B 41 33 18 272.2 312 285 21 6 28 .981 -0 -2 10.10 7.46 .992 10.09 10.12
1969 CIN NL 31 1B 14 6 4 62.1 66 57 8 1 5 .985 0 4 9.39 4.64 .992 9.82 9.76
1970 MON NL 32 1B 4 4 4 33.1 42 34 7 1 3 .976 1 32 11.07 10.25 .992 9.67 9.65
9 Seasons 1B 588 529 414 4693.0 4876 4474 353 49 421 .990 -12 -3 9.26 8.21 .991 9.58 9.58
9 Seasons TOT 588 529 414 4693.0 4876 4474 353 49 421 .990 -12 -3 9.26 8.21 .991 9.58 9.58
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 AL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1965 AL  26 (5th)
1966 AL  27 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1965 AL  90 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1965 AL  50 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1966 AL  9 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1966 AL  18.6 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1965 AL  3.4 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1966 AL  1,104 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  122 (5th)
1966 AL  132 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  1,104 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  80 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1963 AL  10 (3rd)
1966 AL  11 (5th)
1968 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  96 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  8.94 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1965 AL  .993 (3rd)
1966 AL  .991 (3rd)


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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1328), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2101), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (292nd), 3.0 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196729Cleveland Indians$21,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,000
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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Name and misspellings: Fred Dwight Fred Dwight Fred Sr. Whitfield

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