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Preston Ward

Preston Meyer Ward

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 24, 1927 in Columbia, Missouri, United States
Died: June 2, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
High School: Springfield HS (Springfield, MO)
School: Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)

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
1944 16 -3.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B BRO 77 298 276 51 69 12 9 4 46 5 22 48 .250 .402 111 0 0
1944 16 -3.3 Zanesville OHSL D BRO 74 296 274 51 69 12 9 4 46 5 22 48 .252 .307 .405 .713 111 0 0
1944 16 -8.1 Newport News PIED B BRO 3 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
1945 17 -6.2 Newport News PIED B BRO 90 305 99 18 2 2 .325 .416 127
1946 18 -6.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA BRO 108 399 399 86 17 2 7 .216 .321 128
1946 18 -6.0 Danville IIIL B BRO 107 398 85 17 2 7 .214 .319 127
1946 18 -8.8 Fort Worth TL AA BRO 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1
1947 19 -5.2 Pueblo WL A BRO 125 465 151 30 21 17 .325 .589 274
1948 20 -7.3 Mobile SOUA AA BRO 85 301 86 21 4 11 .286 .492 148
1948 20 -8.0 BRO NL MLB BRO 42 162 146 9 38 9 2 1 21 0 15 23 .260 .329 .370 .699 54 0 0 1
1949 21 -6.2 Fort Worth TL AA BRO 155 581 176 39 8 13 .303 .465 270
1950 22 -5.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 80 319 285 31 72 11 2 6 33 3 27 42 .253 .317 .368 .686 105 6 0 7
1953 25 -3.1 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-CHC 121 450 381 45 82 12 1 12 39 4 4 62 60 .215 .327 .346 .673 132 9 1 6
1953 25 -3.1 CHC NL MLB CHC 33 119 100 10 23 5 0 4 12 3 1 18 21 .230 .347 .400 .747 40 3 0 1
1953 25 -3.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 88 331 281 35 59 7 1 8 27 1 3 44 39 .210 .319 .327 .646 92 6 1 5
1954 26 -1.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 117 406 360 37 97 16 2 7 48 0 0 39 61 .269 .337 .383 .721 138 5 0 3 4
1955 27 -1.0 PIT NL MLB PIT 84 208 179 16 38 7 4 5 25 0 0 22 28 .212 .296 .380 .675 68 3 0 5 2 4
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
1956 28 -0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CLE-PIT 103 207 180 21 48 10 1 7 32 0 0 22 24 .267 .345 .450 .795 81 0 0 4 1 0
1956 28 -0.2 PIT NL MLB PIT 16 37 30 3 10 0 1 1 11 0 0 6 4 .333 .432 .500 .932 15 0 0 0 1 0
1956 28 -0.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 87 170 150 18 38 10 0 6 21 0 0 16 20 .253 .325 .440 .765 66 0 0 4 0 0
1957 29 -0.2 San Diego PCL Opn CLE 100 374 327 49 108 15 1 22 70 2 44 46 .330 .406 .584 .991 191 8 0 0 3
1957 29 0.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 10 11 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 0 0 0 0 0
1958 30 1.5 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-CLE 129 464 416 50 118 13 2 10 45 0 2 37 63 .284 .340 .397 .737 165 4 1 5 5 3
1958 30 1.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 48 162 148 22 50 3 1 4 21 0 1 10 27 .338 .379 .453 .832 67 1 1 1 2 1
1958 30 1.5 KCA AL MLB KCA 81 302 268 28 68 10 1 6 24 0 1 27 36 .254 .319 .366 .684 98 3 0 4 3 2
1959 31 2.2 KCA AL MLB KCA 58 119 109 8 27 4 1 2 19 0 0 7 12 .248 .286 .358 .644 39 3 0 0 3 1
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 744 2346 2067 219 522 83 15 50 262 7 6 231 315 .253 .326 .380 .706 785 30 2 31 15 8
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 740 2723 2654 100 775 152 47 76 116 7 66 94 .292 .471 1249 8 0 0 3
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1484 5069 4721 319 1297 235 62 126 378 14 6 297 409 .275 .431 2034 38 2 31 18 8
B (3 seasons) Minors 200 705 705 184 35 4 9 .261 .360 254
AA (3 seasons) Minors 241 883 883 263 60 12 24 .298 .475 419
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
1944 16 Zanesville OHSL D BRO 1B 74 647 600 29 18 59 .972 8.50
1948 20 BRO NL MLB BRO 1B 38 311.0 291 268 20 3 21 .990 8.33 7.58
1950 22 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 76 646.0 811 734 73 4 78 .995 11.24 10.62
1953 25 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-CHC 1B 85 729.0 814 742 65 7 74 .991 9.96 9.49
1953 25 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 7 48.0 50 49 1 0 9 1.000 9.38 7.14
1953 25 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 27 198.0 51 49 0 2 0 .961 2.23 1.81
1953 25 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 78 681.0 764 693 64 7 65 .991 10.00 9.71
1954 26 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 48 340.0 385 338 41 6 31 .984 10.03 7.90
1954 26 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 11 96.0 30 7 20 3 0 .900 2.53 2.45
1954 26 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 42 343.0 88 74 8 6 3 .932 2.15 1.95
1954 26 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 42
1955 27 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 48 365.0 420 384 35 1 41 .998 10.33 8.73
1955 27 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1955 27 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 1
1956 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CLE-PIT OF 22 142.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 2.03 1.45
1956 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PIT-CLE RF 8
1956 28 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 5 30.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.20
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 28 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 5 29.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.62 0.40
1956 28 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 5
1956 28 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 60 240.0 250 226 21 3 20 .988 9.26 4.12
1956 28 CLE AL MLB CLE LF 14
1956 28 CLE AL MLB CLE OF 17 113.0 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 2.39 1.76
1956 28 CLE AL MLB CLE RF 3
1957 29 San Diego PCL Opn CLE 1B 95 766 707 51 8 68 .990 7.98
1957 29 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 1 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 5.40 3.00
1958 30 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-CLE 1B 60 485.0 520 481 35 4 40 .992 9.58 8.60
1958 30 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-CLE 3B 58 423.0 130 39 81 10 6 .923 2.55 2.07
1958 30 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 21 147.0 147 135 12 0 12 1.000 9.00 7.00
1958 30 CLE AL MLB CLE 3B 24 149.0 46 16 28 2 2 .957 2.66 1.83
1958 30 KCA AL MLB KCA 1B 39 338.0 373 346 23 4 28 .989 9.83 9.46
1958 30 KCA AL MLB KCA 3B 34 274.0 84 23 53 8 4 .905 2.50 2.24
1958 30 KCA AL MLB KCA OF 2 15.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.50
1959 31 KCA AL MLB KCA 1B 22 156.0 171 161 7 3 14 .982 9.69 7.64
1959 31 KCA AL MLB KCA LF 1
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
1959 31 KCA AL MLB KCA OF 1 8.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 1B 438 3277.0 3665 3337 297 31 319 .992 9.98 8.30
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 3B 74 549.0 166 49 104 13 6 .922 2.51 2.07
MLB (2 seasons) MLB LF 15
MLB (6 seasons) MLB OF 95 712.0 175 157 9 9 3 .949 2.10 1.75
MLB (3 seasons) MLB RF 51
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 1B 169 1413 1307 80 26 127 .982 8.21
All Levels (10 Seasons) 1B 607 3277.0 5078 4644 377 57 446 .989 9.98 8.27
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 74 549.0 166 49 104 13 6 .922 2.51 2.07
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 15
All Levels (6 Seasons) OF 95 712.0 175 157 9 9 3 .949 2.10 1.75
All Levels (3 Seasons) RF 51
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1944 16 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League B
1944 16 Zanesville Dodgers Ohio State League D
1945 17 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League B
1946 18 Danville Dodgers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B
1946 18 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA
1947 19 Pueblo Dodgers Western League A
1948 20 Mobile Bears Southern Association AA
1948 20 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1
1949 21 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA
1950 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1950-04-18 1950-10-01
1951 23 Military Service
1952 24 Military Service
1953 25 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1953-04-14 1953-06-02
1953 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 2 1953-06-04 1953-09-27
1954 26 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-25
1955 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
1956 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1956-04-18 1956-05-13
1956 28 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 2 1956-05-18 1956-09-30
1957 29 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Opn
1957 29 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1957-04-20 1957-05-15
1958 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1958-04-15 1958-06-15
1958 30 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB 2 1958-06-18 1958-09-28
1959 31 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB 1 1959-04-10 1959-08-18

Sabr ID: e3c14127

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