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Willie Horton

William Wattison Horton

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: October 18, 1942 in Arno, Virginia, United States
High School: Northwestern HS (Detroit, MI)

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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
1962 19 -2.8 Duluth-Superior NORL C DET 123 501 441 68 130 20 4 15 72 18 49 46 .295 .369 .460 .830 203 6 0 5 1
1963 20 -4.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET 139 580 520 89 164 22 10 16 78 4 2 45 62 .315 .371 .488 .860 254 3 9 3
1963 20 -3.6 Knoxville SALL AA DET 118 493 442 77 147 20 9 14 70 3 2 38 55 .333 .387 .514 .900 227 3 7 3
1963 20 -6.4 Syracuse IL AAA DET 21 87 78 12 17 2 1 2 8 1 0 7 7 .218 .282 .346 .629 27 0 2 0
1963 20 -7.7 DET AL MLB DET 15 43 43 6 14 2 1 1 4 2 0 0 8 .326 .326 .488 .814 21 0 0 0 0 0
1964 21 -5.5 Syracuse IL AAA DET 135 547 490 73 141 16 9 28 99 4 0 44 68 .288 .352 .529 .881 259 7 2 4
1964 21 -6.5 DET AL MLB DET 25 92 80 6 13 1 3 1 10 0 0 11 20 .163 .272 .288 .559 23 0 1 0 0 2
1965 22 -5.3 DET AL MLB DET 143 572 512 69 140 20 2 29 104 5 9 48 101 .273 .340 .490 .831 251 12 6 2 4 9
1966 23 -4.2 DET AL MLB DET 146 578 526 72 138 22 6 27 100 1 1 44 103 .262 .321 .481 .802 253 11 3 2 3 4
1967 24 -3.2 DET AL MLB DET 122 445 401 47 110 20 3 19 67 0 0 36 80 .274 .338 .481 .819 193 12 4 1 3 0
1968 25 -2.2 DET AL MLB DET 143 578 512 68 146 20 2 36 85 0 3 49 110 .285 .352 .543 .895 278 14 8 2 7 8
1969 26 -1.3 DET AL MLB DET 141 568 508 66 133 17 1 28 91 3 3 52 93 .262 .332 .465 .796 236 8 3 1 4 10
1970 27 -0.6 DET AL MLB DET 96 404 371 53 113 18 2 17 69 0 1 28 43 .305 .354 .501 .855 186 7 2 0 3 6
1971 28 0.3 DET AL MLB DET 119 498 450 64 130 25 1 22 72 1 5 37 75 .289 .349 .496 .845 223 15 7 0 4 8
1972 29 1.2 DET AL MLB DET 108 367 333 44 77 9 5 11 36 0 0 27 47 .231 .293 .387 .681 129 8 3 2 2 5
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
1973 30 2.0 DET AL MLB DET 111 443 411 42 130 19 3 17 53 1 4 23 57 .316 .362 .501 .863 206 14 7 1 1 5
1974 31 3.3 DET AL MLB DET 72 263 238 32 71 8 1 15 47 0 1 21 36 .298 .361 .529 .891 126 6 3 0 1 3
1975 32 4.5 DET AL MLB DET 159 667 615 62 169 13 1 25 92 1 2 44 109 .275 .319 .421 .740 259 18 0 0 8 11
1976 33 5.5 DET AL MLB DET 114 456 401 40 105 17 0 14 56 0 0 49 63 .262 .342 .409 .751 164 16 2 0 4 7
1977 34 6.5 2 Teams AL MLB TEX-DET 140 573 523 55 151 23 3 15 75 2 3 42 117 .289 .337 .430 .767 225 15 0 0 8 5
1977 34 6.5 DET AL MLB DET 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1977 34 6.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 139 569 519 55 150 23 3 15 75 2 3 42 117 .289 .337 .432 .769 224 15 0 0 8 5
1978 35 7.5 3 Teams AL MLB CLE-TOR-OAK 115 425 393 38 99 21 0 11 60 3 1 28 69 .252 .303 .389 .692 153 14 1 2 1 6
1978 35 7.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 50 186 169 15 42 7 0 5 22 3 0 15 25 .249 .314 .379 .692 64 7 1 1 0 4
1978 35 7.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 32 112 102 11 32 8 0 3 19 0 1 9 15 .314 .369 .480 .850 49 1 0 1 0 2
1978 35 7.5 TOR AL MLB TOR 33 127 122 12 25 6 0 3 19 0 0 4 29 .205 .228 .328 .556 40 6 0 0 1 0
1979 36 8.2 SEA AL MLB SEA 162 696 646 77 180 19 5 29 106 1 1 42 112 .279 .326 .458 .784 296 20 4 2 2 4
1980 37 9.0 SEA AL MLB SEA 97 384 335 32 74 10 1 8 36 0 4 39 70 .221 .306 .328 .635 110 5 4 2 4 2
1981 38 13.0 Portland PCL AAA PIT 104 405 368 50 111 25 1 17 75 1 1 26 61 .302 .346 .514 .859 189 3 0 8 1
1982 39 14.3 Portland PCL AAA PIT 119 497 440 61 121 11 1 22 82 2 2 48 71 .275 .346 .455 .801 200 3 0 6 5
1983 40 13.0 Nuevo Laredo MEX AAA
MLB (18 seasons) MLB 2028 8052 7298 873 1993 284 40 325 1163 20 38 620 1313 .273 .332 .457 .789 3332 195 58 17 59 95
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 620 2530 2259 341 667 94 25 98 406 29 5 212 308 .295 .358 .489 .847 1105 22 11 26 7
All Levels (22 Seasons) 2648 10582 9557 1214 2660 378 65 423 1569 49 43 832 1621 4437 195 80 28 85 102
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 379 1536 1376 196 390 54 12 69 264 8 3 125 207 .283 .345 .491 .835 675 13 4 18 6
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1962 19 Duluth-Superior NORL C DET OF 123 197 184 3 10 0 .949 1.52
1963 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET OF 137 240 223 9 8 1 .967 1.69
1963 20 Knoxville SALL AA DET OF 117 197 183 7 7 0 .964 1.62
1963 20 Syracuse IL AAA DET OF 20 43 40 2 1 1 .977 2.10
1963 20 DET AL MLB DET LF 8
1963 20 DET AL MLB DET OF 9 78.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.44
1963 20 DET AL MLB DET RF 1
1964 21 Syracuse IL AAA DET OF 135 281 265 6 10 1 .964 2.01
1964 21 DET AL MLB DET LF 20
1964 21 DET AL MLB DET OF 23 191.0 35 33 0 2 0 .943 1.55 1.43
1964 21 DET AL MLB DET RF 3
1965 22 DET AL MLB DET 3B 1 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
1965 22 DET AL MLB DET LF 111
1965 22 DET AL MLB DET OF 141 1215.0 259 249 7 3 1 .988 1.90 1.82
1965 22 DET AL MLB DET RF 34
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 23 DET AL MLB DET LF 129
1966 23 DET AL MLB DET OF 137 1192.0 242 233 4 5 1 .979 1.79 1.73
1966 23 DET AL MLB DET RF 20
1967 24 DET AL MLB DET LF 109
1967 24 DET AL MLB DET OF 110 820.0 175 165 5 5 2 .971 1.87 1.55
1967 24 DET AL MLB DET RF 1
1968 25 DET AL MLB DET LF 139
1968 25 DET AL MLB DET OF 139 1201.0 224 212 6 6 2 .973 1.63 1.57
1969 26 DET AL MLB DET LF 135
1969 26 DET AL MLB DET OF 136 1162.0 288 272 8 8 0 .972 2.17 2.06
1969 26 DET AL MLB DET RF 3
1970 27 DET AL MLB DET LF 96
1970 27 DET AL MLB DET OF 96 844.0 167 154 10 3 1 .982 1.75 1.71
1970 27 DET AL MLB DET RF 2
1971 28 DET AL MLB DET LF 106
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
1971 28 DET AL MLB DET OF 118 1012.0 191 176 8 7 1 .963 1.64 1.56
1971 28 DET AL MLB DET RF 29
1972 29 DET AL MLB DET LF 81
1972 29 DET AL MLB DET OF 98 746.0 137 131 6 0 0 1.000 1.65 1.40
1972 29 DET AL MLB DET RF 30
1973 30 DET AL MLB DET LF 107
1973 30 DET AL MLB DET OF 107 840.0 172 160 2 10 0 .942 1.74 1.51
1974 31 DET AL MLB DET LF 64
1974 31 DET AL MLB DET OF 64 522.0 114 106 2 6 0 .947 1.86 1.69
1977 34 2 Teams AL MLB TEX-DET OF 11 82.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.76 1.45
1977 34 DET AL MLB DET OF 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00
1977 34 TEX AL MLB TEX OF 10 73.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1.85 1.50
1978 35 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 1 4.0 3 1 0 2 0 .333 2.25 1.00
1982 39 Portland PCL AAA PIT 1B 5 47 41 3 3 2 .936 8.80
MLB (12 seasons) MLB LF 1105
MLB (14 seasons) MLB OF 1190 9909.0 2037 1921 58 58 8 .972 1.80 1.66
MLB (9 seasons) MLB RF 123
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 395 718 672 18 28 2 .961 1.75
All Levels (12 Seasons) LF 1105
All Levels (15 Seasons) OF 1585 9909.0 2755 2593 76 86 10 .969 1.80 1.68
All Levels (9 Seasons) RF 123
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1962 19 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League C
1963 20 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA
1963 20 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League AA
1963 20 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1963-09-10 1963-09-29
1964 21 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA
1964 21 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1964-04-17 1964-10-03
1965 22 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1965-04-18 1965-10-03
1966 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-30
1967 24 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1967-04-30 1967-10-01
1968 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
1969 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-09-30
1970 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1970-04-06 1970-07-24
1971 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1971-04-06 1971-09-29
1972 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 30 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1973-04-12 1973-09-28
1974 31 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-07-07
1975 32 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-09-28
1976 33 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1976-04-10 1976-10-03
1977 34 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-04-07
1977 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB 2 1977-04-17 1977-10-01
1978 35 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1978-04-08 1978-06-20
1978 35 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 2 1978-07-13 1978-08-13
1978 35 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB 3 1978-08-16 1978-09-28
1979 36 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
1980 37 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1980-04-09 1980-10-05
1981 38 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1982 39 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1983 40 Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes Mexican League AAA

Sabr ID: e320ca42

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