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Don Buford

Don Alvin Buford

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 2, 1937 in Linden, Texas, US
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Schools: Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 23 0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AAA CHW 138 576 474 89 136 22 8 7 58 39 0 94 88 .287 .408 .411 .820 195 4 3 1 4
1960 23 0.6 Lincoln IIIL B CHW 120 531 433 83 125 21 8 7 53 36 91 82 .289 .416 .423 .839 183 4 2 1 4
1960 23 -4.9 San Diego PCL AAA CHW 18 45 41 6 11 1 0 0 5 3 0 3 6 .268 .318 .293 .611 12 0 1 0
1961 24 0.0 Charleston SALL A CHW 132 592 496 76 117 18 7 7 27 19 78 100 .236 .345 .343 .688 170 7 7 4 5
1962 25 1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CHW 123 547 445 102 138 23 5 6 44 19 97 54 .310 .432 .425 .857 189 0 3 2 8
1962 25 1.7 Savannah/Lynchburg SALL A CHW 111 512 418 100 135 22 5 6 43 18 91 45 .323 .443 .443 .886 185 0 2 1 6
1962 25 -1.6 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 12 35 27 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 6 9 .111 .265 .148 .413 4 0 1 1 2
1963 26 -0.4 Indianapolis IL AAA CHW 152 691 613 114 206 41 3 9 53 42 24 67 81 .336 .406 .457 .863 280 7 2 2
1963 26 -1.7 Chicago AL MLB CHW 12 48 42 9 12 1 2 0 5 1 0 5 7 .286 .354 .405 .759 17 1 0 0 1 0
1964 27 -0.5 Chicago AL MLB CHW 135 504 442 62 116 14 6 4 30 12 7 46 62 .262 .337 .348 .685 154 7 5 8 3 2
1965 28 0.7 Chicago AL MLB CHW 155 668 586 93 166 22 5 10 47 17 7 67 76 .283 .358 .389 .747 228 6 4 6 5 4
1966 29 1.8 Chicago AL MLB CHW 163 698 607 85 148 26 7 8 52 51 22 69 71 .244 .323 .349 .672 212 3 3 17 2 3
1967 30 2.8 Chicago AL MLB CHW 156 609 535 61 129 10 9 4 32 34 21 65 51 .241 .322 .316 .638 169 3 1 4 4 3
1968 31 3.8 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 130 494 426 65 120 13 4 15 46 27 12 57 46 .282 .367 .437 .804 186 1 4 1 6 5
1969 32 4.7 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 144 663 554 99 161 31 3 11 64 19 18 96 62 .291 .397 .417 .814 231 5 5 3 5 7
1970 33 5.4 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 144 629 504 99 137 15 2 17 66 16 8 109 55 .272 .406 .411 .816 207 1 8 3 5 8
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1971 34 6.3 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 122 549 449 99 130 19 4 19 54 15 7 89 62 .290 .413 .477 .890 214 2 7 2 2 15
1972 35 7.2 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 125 485 408 46 84 6 2 5 22 8 3 69 83 .206 .326 .267 .593 109 5 4 3 1 10
1973 36 8.1 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 130 565 472 81 114 17 3 20 60 25 17 75 72 .242 .354 .417 .771 197 8 10 3 5 6
1974 37 8.8 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 108 453 382 55 126 16 1 14 43 15 8 63 39 .330 .430 .487 .917 186 2 5 2 1 4
1975 38 9.5 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 129 581 507 68 140 16 0 21 67 12 11 57 53 .276 .362 .432 .794 219 8 13 1 3 3
1976 39 10.2 Nankai JPPL Fgn 123 471 418 40 100 13 0 10 43 14 7 37 43 .239 .312 .342 .654 143 9 9 3 4 0
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 1286 5347 4553 718 1203 157 44 93 418 200 105 672 575 .264 .362 .379 .741 1727 34 41 47 34 57
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 545 2406 2028 381 597 104 23 29 182 119 24 336 323 .294 .398 .411 .809 834 18 15 9 17
Foreign (4 seasons) Foreign 490 2070 1779 244 480 62 4 65 213 66 43 232 207 .270 .363 .419 .782 745 27 37 9 13 13
All Levels (17 Seasons) 2321 9823 8360 1343 2280 323 71 187 813 385 172 1240 1105 .273 .371 .395 .766 3306 61 96 71 56 87
A (2 seasons) Minors 243 1104 914 176 252 40 12 13 70 37 169 145 .276 .391 .388 .779 355 7 9 5 11
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 182 771 681 122 220 43 3 9 59 46 24 76 96 .323 .395 .435 .830 296 7 4 3 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1962 25 2.0 Savannah/Lynchburg SALL A CHW 0 0 27.00 27.00 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AAA CHW OF 129 285 259 11 15 1 .947 2.09
1960 23 Lincoln IIIL B CHW OF 115 262 241 9 12 1 .954 2.17
1960 23 San Diego PCL AAA CHW OF 14 23 18 2 3 0 .870 1.43
1961 24 Charleston SALL A CHW OF 132 310 284 19 7 1 .977 2.30
1962 25 Savannah/Lynchburg SALL A CHW 3B 43 131 47 67 17 6 .870 2.65
1962 25 Savannah/Lynchburg SALL A CHW OF 67 137 124 12 1 5 .993 2.03
1962 25 Savannah/Lynchburg SALL A CHW P 1
1963 26 Indianapolis IL AAA CHW 3B 143 424 113 293 18 27 .958 2.84
1963 26 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 2 13.0 5 3 1 1 0 .800 2.77 2.00
1963 26 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 9 78.0 22 10 11 1 1 .955 2.42 2.33
1964 27 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 92 713.0 407 196 198 13 60 .968 4.97 4.28
1964 27 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 37 224.0 96 30 63 3 5 .969 3.74 2.51
1965 28 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 139 1105.0 696 326 357 13 93 .981 5.56 4.91
1965 28 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 41 180.0 73 13 59 1 9 .986 3.60 1.76
1966 29 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 37 270.0 177 88 81 8 18 .955 5.63 4.57
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1966 29 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 133 1097.0 425 98 301 26 24 .939 3.27 3.00
1966 29 Chicago AL MLB CHW LF 8
1966 29 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 11 60.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 2.10 1.27
1966 29 Chicago AL MLB CHW RF 3
1967 30 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 51 328.0 209 102 99 8 30 .962 5.52 3.94
1967 30 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 121 918.0 364 95 250 19 16 .948 3.38 2.85
1967 30 Chicago AL MLB CHW LF 1
1967 30 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 1 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 1.00
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 2B 58 369.0 224 109 107 8 22 .964 5.27 3.72
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 3B 2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL CF 41
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL LF 27
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL OF 65 511.0 134 130 4 0 0 1.000 2.36 2.06
1968 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL RF 2
1969 32 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 2B 10 70.0 45 22 21 2 2 .956 5.53 4.30
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1969 32 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 3B 6 33.0 15 5 10 0 2 1.000 4.09 2.50
1969 32 Baltimore AL MLB BAL LF 128
1969 32 Baltimore AL MLB BAL OF 128 1122.0 239 228 7 4 1 .983 1.89 1.84
1970 33 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 2B 3 15.0 7 2 4 1 0 .857 3.60 2.00
1970 33 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 3B 3 25.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.08 1.00
1970 33 Baltimore AL MLB BAL LF 130
1970 33 Baltimore AL MLB BAL OF 130 1118.0 237 221 13 3 3 .987 1.88 1.80
1971 34 Baltimore AL MLB BAL LF 114
1971 34 Baltimore AL MLB BAL OF 115 989.0 226 217 6 3 0 .987 2.03 1.94
1971 34 Baltimore AL MLB BAL RF 1
1972 35 Baltimore AL MLB BAL LF 104
1972 35 Baltimore AL MLB BAL OF 105 903.0 181 173 6 2 1 .989 1.78 1.70
1972 35 Baltimore AL MLB BAL RF 1
1973 36 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 3B 8
1973 36 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn OF 126
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1974 37 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 1B 1
1974 37 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 3B 84
1974 37 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn OF 35
1975 38 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 1B 1
1975 38 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn 3B 82
1975 38 Taiheiyo Club JPPL Fgn OF 45
1976 39 Nankai JPPL Fgn 3B 3
1976 39 Nankai JPPL Fgn OF 119
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 2B 392 2883.0 1770 848 868 54 225 .969 5.36 4.38
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 3B 352 2563.0 998 252 696 50 57 .950 3.33 2.69
MLB (7 seasons) MLB LF 512
MLB (7 seasons) MLB OF 555 4710.0 1032 983 37 12 5 .988 1.95 1.84
MLB (4 seasons) MLB RF 7
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 3B 186 555 160 360 35 33 .937 2.80
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 328 732 667 42 23 7 .969 2.16
Foreign (2 seasons) Foreign 1B 2
Foreign (4 seasons) Foreign 3B 177
Foreign (4 seasons) Foreign OF 325
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 2
All Levels (8 Seasons) 2B 392 2883.0 1770 848 868 54 225 .969 5.36 4.38
All Levels (13 Seasons) 3B 715 2563.0 1553 412 1056 85 90
All Levels (7 Seasons) LF 512
All Levels (14 Seasons) OF 1208 4710.0 1764 1650 79 35 12
All Levels (4 Seasons) RF 7
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2003 66 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 1 of 1 63 23 40 .365
2004 67 Aberdeen NYPL A- BAL 1 of 1 75 35 40 .467
2006 69 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 1 of 2 137 71 66 .518
3 Seasons 275 129 146 .469

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: b047570e

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