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Charlie Lau    \LOW\  (rhymes with now)

Charles Richard Lau

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 12, 1933 in Romulus, Michigan, United States
Died: March 18, 1984 in Key Colony Beach, Florida, United States
High School: Romulus HS (Romulus, MI)

Major League Stats

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
1952 19 -2.2 Jamestown PONY D DET 92 295 98 27 5 7 .332 .529 156
1955 22 -1.5 Durham CARL B DET 127 396 116 18 5 18 .293 .500 198
1956 23 -4.0 Charleston AA AAA DET 110 383 322 32 83 11 4 12 53 1 49 48 .258 .361 .429 .790 138 6 6 1 5
1956 23 -5.4 DET AL MLB DET 3 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0 0 0
1957 24 -3.4 Charleston AA AAA DET 70 241 202 23 49 14 1 8 25 1 37 33 .243 .357 .441 .797 89 0 0 2 9
1958 25 -2.2 Charleston AA AAA DET 39 130 115 10 33 5 0 3 14 0 14 9 .287 .369 .409 .778 47 1 0 0 6
1958 25 -3.5 DET AL MLB DET 30 82 68 8 10 1 2 0 6 0 0 12 15 .147 .293 .221 .513 15 2 2 0 0 2
1959 26 -1.6 2 Teams AA AAA MLN-DET 121 438 390 55 114 29 2 20 79 1 40 53 .292 .357 .531 .888 207 2 1 5 7
1959 26 -1.6 Charleston AA AAA DET
1959 26 -1.6 Louisville AA AAA MLN
1959 26 -2.8 DET AL MLB DET 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
1960 27 -0.9 MLN NL MLB MLN 21 61 53 4 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 10 .189 .271 .226 .498 12 0 0 2 0 1
1961 28 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MLN-BAL 45 151 129 6 25 5 0 1 9 1 1 15 14 .194 .279 .256 .535 33 2 1 4 2 4
1961 28 1.5 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN 45 168 143 22 42 7 1 6 22 0 1 22 12 .294 .388 .483 .870 69 0 3 0
1961 28 0.4 MLN NL MLB MLN 28 102 82 3 17 5 0 0 5 1 1 14 11 .207 .323 .268 .592 22 1 1 3 2 3
1961 28 -0.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 17 49 47 3 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .170 .188 .234 .422 11 1 0 1 0 1
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 29 1.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 81 208 197 21 58 11 2 6 37 1 0 7 11 .294 .319 .462 .781 91 3 1 1 2 1
1963 30 2.3 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-BAL 91 257 235 19 64 13 0 3 32 1 0 15 22 .272 .313 .366 .679 86 9 0 5 2 3
1963 30 2.3 BAL AL MLB BAL 29 50 48 4 9 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 5 .188 .204 .229 .433 11 2 0 1 0 0
1963 30 2.3 KCA AL MLB KCA 62 207 187 15 55 11 0 3 26 1 0 14 17 .294 .340 .401 .741 75 7 0 4 2 3
1964 31 3.5 2 Teams AL MLB BAL-KCA 105 308 276 27 73 22 2 3 23 0 0 27 45 .264 .330 .391 .721 108 6 1 2 2 6
1964 31 3.5 KCA AL MLB KCA 43 129 118 11 32 7 1 2 9 0 0 10 18 .271 .326 .398 .724 47 1 0 0 1 1
1964 31 3.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 62 179 158 16 41 15 1 1 14 0 0 17 27 .259 .333 .386 .719 61 5 1 2 1 5
1965 32 4.7 BAL AL MLB BAL 68 152 132 15 39 5 2 2 18 0 0 17 18 .295 .371 .409 .780 54 5 0 1 2 5
1966 33 5.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 18 17 12 1 6 2 1 0 5 0 0 4 1 .500 .588 .833 1.422 10 0 0 0 1 0
1967 34 6.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB ATL-BAL 63 60 53 3 10 2 0 1 8 0 0 6 11 .189 .267 .283 .550 15 1 0 0 1 2
1967 34 6.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 11 11 8 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .125 .273 .250 .523 2 0 0 0 1 1
1967 34 6.5 ATL NL MLB ATL 52 49 45 3 9 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 9 .200 .265 .289 .554 13 1 0 0 0 1
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 527 1311 1170 105 298 63 9 16 140 3 1 109 150 .255 .318 .365 .683 427 28 5 15 12 24
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 604 2051 1863 142 535 111 18 74 193 3 1 162 155 .287 .485 904 6 9 5 12 22
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1131 3362 3033 247 833 174 27 90 333 6 2 271 305 .275 .439 1331 34 14 20 24 46
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 385 1360 1172 142 321 66 8 49 193 3 1 162 155 .274 .363 .469 .832 550 6 9 5 12 22
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
1956 23 Charleston AA AAA DET C 99 537 475 52 10 7 .981 5.32 11
1956 23 DET AL MLB DET C 3 23.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 6.65 5.67 0 0 0
1957 24 Charleston AA AAA DET C 64 352 310 36 6 3 .983 5.41 12
1958 25 Charleston AA AAA DET C 35 182 156 23 3 3 .984 5.11 0
1958 25 DET AL MLB DET C 27 187.0 132 120 10 2 3 .985 6.26 4.81 2 4 11 73%
1959 26 2 Teams AA AAA MLN-DET C 112 660 609 46 5 5 .992 5.85 18
1959 26 Charleston AA AAA DET
1959 26 Louisville AA AAA MLN
1959 26 DET AL MLB DET C 2 11.0 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 9.82 6.00 0 0 0
1960 27 MLN NL MLB MLN C 16 124.0 105 94 11 0 2 1.000 7.62 6.56 4 5 6 55%
1961 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MLN-BAL C 42 337.0 222 204 13 5 4 .977 5.80 5.17 2 15 6 29%
1961 28 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN C 37 236 219 13 4 2 .983 6.27 6
1961 28 MLN NL MLB MLN C 25 218.0 125 114 7 4 2 .968 5.00 4.84 1 9 5 36%
1961 28 BAL AL MLB BAL C 17 119.0 97 90 6 1 2 .990 7.26 5.65 1 6 1 14%
1962 29 BAL AL MLB BAL C 56 389.0 285 269 15 1 1 .996 6.57 5.07 11 30 5 14%
1963 30 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-BAL C 58 494.0 333 306 20 7 3 .979 5.94 5.62 5 30 9 23%
1963 30 BAL AL MLB BAL C 8 66.0 55 48 5 2 1 .964 7.23 6.63 0 2 1 33%
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
1963 30 KCA AL MLB KCA C 50 428.0 278 258 15 5 2 .982 5.74 5.46 5 28 8 22%
1964 31 2 Teams AL MLB BAL-KCA C 82 611.0 451 422 25 4 2 .991 6.58 5.45 6 37 8 18%
1964 31 KCA AL MLB KCA C 35 262.0 193 179 12 2 0 .990 6.56 5.46 1 21 4 16%
1964 31 BAL AL MLB BAL C 47 349.0 258 243 13 2 2 .992 6.60 5.45 5 16 4 20%
1965 32 BAL AL MLB BAL C 35 262.0 176 165 9 2 1 .989 5.98 4.97 1 8 4 33%
MLB (9 seasons) MLB C 321 2438.0 1733 1608 104 21 17 .988 6.32 5.33 31 129 49 28%
Minors (5 seasons) Minors C 347 1967 1769 170 28 20 .986 5.59 47
All Levels (10 Seasons) C 668 2438.0 3700 3377 274 49 37 .987 6.32 5.47 78 129 49 28%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1968 35 Shreveport TL AA ATL 1 of 1 140 78 62 .557
1 Season 140 78 62 .557

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.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1952 19 Jamestown Falcons Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League D
1953 20 Military Service
1954 21 Military Service
1955 22 Durham Bulls Carolina League B
1956 23 Charleston Senators American Association AAA
1956 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1956-09-12 1956-09-16
1957 24 Charleston Senators American Association AAA
1958 25 Charleston Senators American Association AAA
1958 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1958-05-02 1958-09-23
1959 26 Charleston Senators American Association AAA 1
1959 26 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA 2
1959 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1959-04-22 1959-05-02
1960 27 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB 1 1960-04-22 1960-09-12
1961 28 Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League AAA
1961 28 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB 1 1961-04-20 1961-06-09
1961 28 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 2 1961-08-26 1961-09-27
1962 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1962-04-15 1962-09-26
1963 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1963-04-14 1963-06-30
1963 30 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB 2 1963-07-02 1963-09-29
1964 31 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB 1 1964-04-14 1964-06-14
1964 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 2 1964-06-15 1964-10-03
1965 32 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1965-04-17 1965-10-02
1966 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-25
1967 34 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1967-04-15 1967-05-28
1967 34 Atlanta Braves National League MLB 2 1967-06-01 1967-09-29

Sabr ID: 914afe81

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