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Don Larsen

Don James Larsen (Gooney Bird)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States
High School: Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
194717-5.0AberdeenNORLCSLB43.5713.424.941671.0653927311.3528.23.9
194818-4.1AberdeenNORLCSLB1711.6073.754.8234211.024111388771.50710.33.3
1949192 Teams2 LgsB-CSLB68.4294.636.2925103.01257253491.68910.94.3
194919-5.6Globe-MiamiAZTXCSLB24.3335.286.83729.0332217241.96610.27.4
194919-2.7SpringfieldIIILBSLB44.5004.386.081874.0925036251.58111.23.0
1950202 Teams2 LgsA-BSLB97.5633.964.9230150.015582663541.3939.33.2
195020-6.3Wichita FallsBSTLBSLB33.5005.935.93944.0522929161.54510.63.3
195020-3.3WichitaWLASLB64.6003.144.5021106.010353373381.3308.70.33.2
195323-6.8SLBALMLBSLB712.3684.164.62382214722192.220199891164964038281.3759.40.53.04.51.50
195424-4.6BALALMLBBAL321.1254.374.73292811210201.2213106981889801028921.4989.50.84.03.60.90
195525-1.5DenverAAAAANYY91.9003.694.41131361100.096494114430740011.3908.61.33.96.71.72
195525-3.4NYYALMLBNYY92.8183.063.531913551297.08138338513442014121.3617.50.74.74.10.86
195626-2.4NYYALMLBNYY115.6883.263.6138209611179.21337265199601077037591.2756.71.04.85.41.11
195727-1.4NYYALMLBNYY104.7143.744.3827205410139.2113685812870810066051.4327.30.85.65.20.93
195828-0.3NYYALMLBNYY96.6003.073.3819190530114.110043394523554004911.3297.90.34.14.31.06
1959290.8NYYALMLBNYY67.4624.334.6925183310124.2122656014762692075601.5888.81.05.55.00.91
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1960302.8Dallas-Fort WorthAAAAAKCA21.6672.312.31552039.02010101120420000.8214.60.22.89.73.50
1960302.1KCAALMLBKCA110.0915.385.922215300083.297555011421430023811.66110.41.24.54.61.02
1961313.22 TeamsALMLBCHW-KCA82.8004.134.533341800289.18545417402662043901.3998.60.74.06.61.65
1961313.2KCAALMLBKCA101.0004.205.4081500015.02197211013102752.13312.61.26.67.81.18
1961313.2CHWALMLBCHW72.7784.124.362531300274.16436345292531023151.2517.70.63.56.41.83
1962324.2SFGNLMLBSFG54.5564.384.5949025001086.18344429477582063801.5068.70.94.96.01.23
1963334.7SFGNLMLBSFG77.5003.053.344602600462.04623218309440042611.2266.71.24.46.41.47
1964345.82 TeamsNLMLBHOU-SFG49.3082.453.25361014211113.210241314265641014701.1268.10.32.15.12.46
1964345.8SFGNLMLBSFG01.0004.354.3560300010.110550616000461.5488.70.05.25.21.00
1964345.8HOUNLMLBHOU48.3332.263.14301011211103.19236264204581014241.0848.00.31.75.12.90
1965357.82 Teams2 LgsMLBBAL-HOU12.3332.883.79282800159.16125194233411002611.4169.30.63.56.21.78
1965356.7HOUNLMLBHOU005.065.061100005.18330311000272.06213.50.05.11.70.33
1965357.9BALALMLBBAL12.3332.673.67271800154.05322164202401002341.3528.80.73.36.72.00
19663610.2PhoenixPCLAAASFG85.6152.503.33351231119.0134443344210641051.47910.10.33.24.81.52
1967372 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHC-SFG54.5562.803.654100074.05730235162501040.9866.90.61.96.13.13
19673713.6Dallas-Fort WorthTLAACHC54.5562.352.773500065.04620173132461030.9086.40.41.86.43.54
19673711.4PhoenixPCLAAASFG006.0010.0060009.01110623040011.55611.02.03.04.01.33
1967379.6CHCNLMLBCHC009.009.003010004.05441201000181.75011.22.24.52.20.50
1968382 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHC04.0005.406.751500020.0271512162120011.65012.20.42.75.42.00
19683815.3San AntonioTLAACHC04.0006.238.31900013.01912905290011.84613.20.03.56.21.80
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
19683811.9TacomaPCLAAACHC003.863.8660007.083311030001.28610.31.31.33.93.00
MLB (14 seasons)MLB8191.4713.784.234121711324411231548.01442728650130725358492603967081.4008.40.84.24.91.17
Minors (9 seasons)Minors6044.5773.584.6121430112887.0920454353283301424220111.4099.33.3
All Levels (20 Seasons)141135.5113.714.376262011325513232435.023621182100315810554910912805067081.4038.73.9
C (3 seasons)Minors2318.5613.825.0457311.03391741321321.5149.83.8
B (2 seasons)Minors77.5004.966.0327118.01447965411.56811.03.1
AA (2 seasons)Minors58.3853.003.694400078.06532263184551041.0647.50.32.16.33.06
AAA (5 seasons)Minors197.7313.053.816530112274.02691169322101101871071.3508.80.73.36.11.85
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
194717-5.8AberdeenNORLCSLB17294200.138.2076
194818-4.0AberdeenNORLCSLB439225812.272.44641
194919-5.02 Teams2 LgsC-BSLB77187187451216.241.41277
194919-5.4Globe-MiamiAZTXCSLB4213032804.246.40052
194919-4.1SpringfieldIIILBSLB355713412.228.43925
195020-4.42 Teams2 LgsA-BSLB50717118602.254.42330
195020-6.0Wichita FallsBSTLBSLB14212200.095.1904
195020-3.7WichitaWLASLB365016402.320.52026
195323-5.7SLBALMLBSLB50858111233131000414.284.318.457.77437100
195424-4.4BALALMLBBAL449588622531400515.250.290.409.699362020
195525-1.7DenverAAAAANYY2355461015406140811.326.418.8041.223370001
195525-3.5NYYALMLBNYY21454146102700413.146.222.317.5391310000
195626-2.4NYYALMLBNYY45867910195021200617.241.294.380.6743020100
195727-1.7NYYALMLBNYY316356614500501611.250.317.339.6571930010
195828-0.5NYYALMLBNYY285749915104130259.306.364.571.9352820210
1959290.2NYYALMLBNYY295647812200800715.255.345.298.6431420110
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1960303.1Dallas-Fort WorthAAAAAKCA7162000.125.1252
1960301.5KCAALMLBKCA23292936100300011.207.207.241.448720000
1961312.82 TeamsALMLBCHW-KCA434845414002800110.311.326.444.7712000200
1961312.8KCAALMLBKCA1822202600140015.300.333.450.783900100
1961312.8CHWALMLBCHW2526252800140005.320.320.440.7601100100
1962324.1SFGNLMLBSFG5226253501010007.200.200.280.480700100
1963335.6SFGNLMLBSFG4613111200000011.182.250.182.432200100
1964346.82 TeamsNLMLBHOU-SFG37373203100000410.094.194.125.319400100
1964346.8SFGNLMLBSFG6110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1964346.8HOUNLMLBHOU31363103100000410.097.200.129.329400100
1965357.72 Teams2 LgsMLBBAL-HOU2813130310010005.231.231.308.538400000
1965357.6HOUNLMLBHOU1220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
1965357.7BALALMLBBAL2711110310010004.273.273.364.636400000
1966369.9PhoenixPCLAAASFG3541394900140007.231.225.308.53312011
19673713.32 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHC-SFG4426230420020026.174.240.261.5016010
19673713.4Dallas-Fort WorthTLAACHC3825220420020026.182.250.273.5236010
19673710.4PhoenixPCLAAASFG6110000000000.000.000.000.0000000
1967379.5CHCNLMLBCHC3000000000000000000
1968382 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHC151000000000000010
19683815.0San AntonioTLAACHC91000000000000010
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
19683811.6TacomaPCLAAACHC60000000000000000
MLB (14 seasons)MLB4806535966514425514720343138.242.291.371.6622211501130
Minors (9 seasons)Minors311518503141223421720001024.243.4192110032
All Levels (20 Seasons)791117110997926659731920353162.242.3934321501450
C (3 seasons)Minors102251251611816.243.39499
B (2 seasons)Minors49787815612.192.37229
AA (2 seasons)Minors4726220420020026.182.250.273.5236020
AAA (5 seasons)Minors7711310214264071800818.255.500510012
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
194717AberdeenNORLCSLBP16
194818AberdeenNORLCSLBP34
194919SpringfieldIIILBSLBP18
1950202 Teams2 LgsA-BSLBP30
195020Wichita FallsBSTLBSLBP9
195020WichitaWLASLBP21
195323SLBALMLBSLBLF1
195323SLBALMLBSLBOF13.0000000.000.00
195323SLBALMLBSLBP38193.03982921.9491.730.97
195424BALALMLBBALP29202.049143413.9802.141.66
195525DenverAAAAANYYP132491410.9581.77
195525NYYALMLBNYYP1997.01951313.9471.670.95
195626NYYALMLBNYYP38180.039132333.9231.800.95
195727NYYALMLBNYYP27140.032102022.9381.931.11
195828NYYALMLBNYYP19114.02151422.9051.501.00
YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
195929NYYALMLBNYYP25125.02952221.9311.941.08
196030KCAALMLBKCAP2284.0134811.9231.290.55
1961312 TeamsALMLBCHW-KCAP3389.022517001.0002.220.67
196131KCAALMLBKCAOF19.0330001.0003.003.00
196131KCAALMLBKCAP815.0514001.0003.000.63
196131CHWALMLBCHWP2574.017413001.0002.070.68
196232SFGNLMLBSFGP4986.019415031.0001.990.39
196333SFGNLMLBSFGP4662.01741210.9412.320.35
1964342 TeamsNLMLBHOU-SFGP36113.02991911.9662.230.78
196434SFGNLMLBSFGP610.0220001.0001.800.33
196434HOUNLMLBHOUP30103.02771911.9632.270.87
1965352 Teams2 LgsMLBBAL-HOUP2859.02361611.9573.360.79
196535HOUNLMLBHOUP15.0413001.0007.204.00
196535BALALMLBBALP2754.01951311.9473.000.67
196636PhoenixPCLAAASFGP3528622011.0000.80
1967372 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHC-SFGP4118612001.0000.44
196737Dallas-Fort WorthTLAACHCP3515510001.0000.43
196737PhoenixPCLAAASFGP6312001.0000.50
196737CHCNLMLBCHCP34.0202011.0004.500.67
YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
1968382 Teams2 LgsAA-AAACHCP15312001.0000.20
196838San AntonioTLAACHCP9312001.0000.33
196838TacomaPCLAAACHCP6000000.00
MLB (2 seasons)MLBOF212.0330001.0002.251.50
MLB (14 seasons)MLBP4121548.0353922441722.9521.950.82
Minors (8 seasons)MinorsP20273225011
All Levels (2 Seasons)OF212.0330001.0002.251.50
All Levels (20 Seasons)P6141548.04261142941823
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLev
194717Aberdeen PheasantsNorthern LeagueC
194818Aberdeen PheasantsNorthern LeagueC
194919Globe-Miami BrownsArizona-Texas LeagueC
194919Springfield BrownsIllinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB
195020Wichita Falls SpuddersBig State LeagueB
195020Wichita IndiansWestern LeagueA
195121Military Service
195222Military Service
195323St. Louis BrownsAmerican LeagueMLB11953-04-181953-09-26
195424Baltimore OriolesAmerican LeagueMLB11954-04-131954-09-25
195525Denver BearsAmerican AssociationAAA
195525New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11955-04-171955-09-23
195626New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11956-04-171956-09-29
195727New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11957-04-201957-09-25
195828New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11958-04-151958-09-28
195929New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11959-04-141959-09-20
196030Dallas-Fort Worth RangersAmerican AssociationAAA
196030Kansas City AthleticsAmerican LeagueMLB11960-04-241960-09-21
196131Kansas City AthleticsAmerican LeagueMLB11961-04-111961-06-10
196131Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB21961-06-111961-09-30
196232San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11962-04-141962-10-03
196333San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11963-04-171963-09-27
196434San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11964-05-011964-05-15
196434Houston Colt .45'sNational LeagueMLB21964-05-291964-10-03
196535Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLB11965-04-181965-04-18
196535Baltimore OriolesAmerican LeagueMLB21965-05-011965-09-10
196636Phoenix GiantsPacific Coast LeagueAAA
196737Phoenix GiantsPacific Coast LeagueAAA
196737Dallas-Fort Worth SpursTexas LeagueAA
196737Chicago CubsNational LeagueMLB11967-07-031967-07-07
196838Tacoma CubsPacific Coast LeagueAAA
196838San Antonio MissionsTexas LeagueAA

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