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Jay Ward

John Francis Ward

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 9, 1938 in Brookfield, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24, 2012 in Kalispell, Montana, United States
High School: Highland HS (Highland, IL)
School: McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)

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
1956 17 -2.5 Kearney NESL D NYY 62 254 84 13 2 7 .331 .480 122
1957 18 -3.1 Greenville SOSL D NYY 125 432 124 27 0 15 .287 .454 196
1958 19 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs C WSH-NYY 118 504 437 76 129 27 4 20 71 5 55 80 .295 .513 224 4 2 6
1958 19 -3.7 Missoula PION C WSH 111 480 413 76 123 26 3 20 71 5 55 80 .298 .381 .521 .901 215 4 2 6
1958 19 -2.6 Fargo-Moorhead NORL C NYY 7 24 6 1 1 0 .250 .375 9
1959 20 -6.5 Shreveport SOUA AA KCA 153 646 556 82 143 28 2 22 84 1 75 109 .257 .344 .433 .778 241 3 4 8 6
1960 21 -5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCA 141 511 449 60 107 20 1 15 57 6 52 69 .238 .318 .388 .705 174 2 4 4 4
1960 21 -5.2 Shreveport SOUA AA KCA 109 433 380 57 99 19 0 15 53 5 45 51 .261 .340 .429 .768 163 2 3 3 4
1960 21 -5.9 Dallas-Fort Worth AA AAA KCA 32 78 69 3 8 1 1 0 4 1 7 18 .116 .195 .159 .354 11 0 1 1 0
1961 22 -4.5 Hawaii PCL AAA KCA 123 442 403 35 107 13 0 7 42 3 0 30 53 .266 .314 .350 .663 141 0 5 4
1962 23 -3.9 2 Teams PCL AAA MIN-LAD 98 325 310 31 71 11 6 15 47 1 2 13 47 .229 .262 .448 .710 139 1 0 1
1962 23 -3.9 Spokane PCL AAA LAD
1962 23 -3.9 Vancouver PCL AAA MIN
1963 24 -2.2 Dallas-Fort Worth PCL AAA MIN 104 392 353 54 91 16 0 20 50 2 2 30 67 .258 .324 .473 .797 167 5 3 1
1963 24 -3.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 9 16 15 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .067 .125 .133 .258 2 0 0 0 0 0
1964 25 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA SFG-MIN 140 567 504 64 121 16 2 22 75 9 3 57 105 .240 .314 .411 .725 207 0 1 5
1964 25 -0.6 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 125 503 456 59 114 14 2 21 69 9 3 42 93 .250 .310 .428 .738 195 0 0 5
1964 25 -1.5 Atlanta IL AAA MIN 15 64 48 5 7 2 0 1 6 0 0 15 12 .146 .349 .250 .599 12 0 1 0
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
1964 25 -2.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 12 37 31 4 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 13 .226 .351 .290 .642 9 0 0 0 0 1
1965 26 0.3 Denver PCL AAA MIN 134 519 480 63 136 35 2 15 75 7 3 28 94 .283 .321 .458 .779 220 1 5 5
1966 27 0.1 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 104 374 344 41 82 19 2 14 41 8 4 25 52 .238 .293 .427 .720 147 5 2 2 1 0
1967 28 1.4 Portland PCL AAA CLE 143 524 470 48 113 24 1 14 50 5 5 45 55 .240 .306 .385 .691 181 1 4 4
1968 29 2.6 Denver PCL AAA MIN 134 475 424 61 111 22 4 22 80 0 0 39 98 .262 .327 .488 .815 207 4 4 4
1969 30 4.4 Portland PCL AAA CLE 143 569 510 64 130 35 3 14 76 4 4 51 58 .255 .319 .418 .736 213 0 1 7
1970 31 5.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 92 328 276 44 67 8 1 12 45 7 3 44 71 .243 .352 .409 .761 113 3 4 1
1970 31 3.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .400 .000 .400 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 32 6.7 Omaha AA AAA KCR 133 542 455 71 102 17 2 21 69 5 7 74 99 .224 .336 .409 .745 186 5 3 5
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 27 58 49 4 8 3 0 0 4 0 0 9 19 .163 .293 .224 .518 11 0 0 0 0 1
Minors (15 seasons) Minors 1843 7030 6313 753 1636 312 30 241 821 55 29 593 1005 .259 .433 2731 29 40 55 10
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1974 7462 6706 798 1726 334 32 255 866 63 33 627 1076 .257 .431 2889 5 31 42 56 11
D (2 seasons) Minors 187 686 686 208 40 2 22 .303 .464 318
C (1 season) Minors 118 504 437 76 129 27 4 20 71 5 55 80 .295 .513 224 4 2 6
AA (2 seasons) Minors 262 1079 936 139 242 47 2 37 137 6 120 160 .259 .342 .432 .774 404 5 7 11 10
AAA (11 seasons) Minors 1276 4761 4254 538 1057 198 22 162 613 44 29 418 765 .248 .316 .420 .736 1785 20 31 38 0
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
1958 19 Missoula PION C WSH 1B 43 341 310 24 7 33 .979 7.77
1958 19 Missoula PION C WSH 3B 55 164 55 86 23 14 .860 2.56
1958 19 Missoula PION C WSH OF 15 18 15 0 3 0 .833 1.00
1959 20 Shreveport SOUA AA KCA 3B 153 477 143 301 33 36 .931 2.90
1960 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCA 3B 138 389 124 234 31 25 .920 2.59
1960 21 Shreveport SOUA AA KCA 3B 108 328 103 198 27 23 .918 2.79
1960 21 Dallas-Fort Worth AA AAA KCA 3B 30 61 21 36 4 2 .934 1.90
1961 22 Hawaii PCL AAA KCA 2B 48 237 106 122 9 25 .962 4.75
1961 22 Hawaii PCL AAA KCA 3B 49 158 37 106 15 10 .905 2.92
1962 23 2 Teams PCL AAA MIN-LAD 2B 25 131 51 75 5 19 .962 5.04
1962 23 2 Teams PCL AAA MIN-LAD 3B 31 76 16 58 2 6 .974 2.39
1962 23 2 Teams PCL AAA LAD-MIN OF 10 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.40
1962 23 Spokane PCL AAA LAD
1962 23 Spokane PCL AAA LAD
1962 23 Spokane PCL AAA LAD
1962 23 Vancouver PCL AAA MIN
1962 23 Vancouver PCL AAA MIN
1962 23 Vancouver PCL AAA MIN
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 24 Dallas-Fort Worth PCL AAA MIN 1B 32 238 226 9 3 13 .987 7.34
1963 24 Dallas-Fort Worth PCL AAA MIN 2B 13 69 32 33 4 10 .942 5.00
1963 24 Dallas-Fort Worth PCL AAA MIN 3B 37 130 35 86 9 9 .931 3.27
1963 24 Dallas-Fort Worth PCL AAA MIN OF 25 43 40 1 2 1 .953 1.64
1963 24 MIN AL MLB MIN 3B 4 35.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 2.06 2.00
1963 24 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 1
1963 24 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1964 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA SFG-MIN 3B 124 325 87 228 10 23 .969 2.54
1964 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 3B 109 273 76 187 10 18 .963 2.41
1964 25 Atlanta IL AAA MIN 3B 15 52 11 41 0 5 1.000 3.47
1964 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG SS 16 83 30 49 4 11 .952 4.94
1964 25 MIN AL MLB MIN 2B 9 75.0 43 21 21 1 4 .977 5.04 4.67
1964 25 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 3
1964 25 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 3 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.33
1965 26 Denver PCL AAA MIN 2B 32 164 77 82 5 21 .970 4.97
1965 26 Denver PCL AAA MIN 3B 75 245 59 169 17 21 .931 3.04
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
1965 26 Denver PCL AAA MIN OF 28 39 35 2 2 0 .949 1.32
1966 27 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 2B 7
1966 27 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 3B 94
1966 27 Chunichi JPCL Fgn SS 1
1967 28 Portland PCL AAA CLE 3B 95 233 70 155 8 12 .966 2.37
1967 28 Portland PCL AAA CLE OF 52 100 97 2 1 0 .990 1.90
1968 29 Denver PCL AAA MIN 1B 26 150 137 12 1 3 .993 5.73
1968 29 Denver PCL AAA MIN 2B 8 43 24 19 0 7 1.000 5.38
1968 29 Denver PCL AAA MIN 3B 22 63 23 35 5 4 .921 2.64
1968 29 Denver PCL AAA MIN OF 70 110 98 6 6 2 .945 1.49
1968 29 Denver PCL AAA MIN SS 8 40 10 29 1 6 .975 4.88
1969 30 Portland PCL AAA CLE 1B 65 595 546 44 5 52 .992 9.08
1969 30 Portland PCL AAA CLE 2B 47 279 121 147 11 30 .961 5.70
1969 30 Portland PCL AAA CLE 3B 16 43 12 26 5 2 .884 2.38
1969 30 Portland PCL AAA CLE OF 20 35 31 2 2 0 .943 1.65
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
1970 31 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 1B 27 233 209 21 3 26 .987 8.52
1970 31 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 2B 3 16 7 9 0 2 1.000 5.33
1970 31 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 3B 20 33 15 16 2 3 .939 1.55
1970 31 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN OF 37 48 44 2 2 0 .958 1.24
1970 31 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN SS 3 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 3.00
1970 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 1B 1 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 2.00
1970 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 2B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1970 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 2 4.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.50
1971 32 Omaha AA AAA KCR 2B 11 54 24 28 2 8 .963 4.73
1971 32 Omaha AA AAA KCR 3B 123 312 97 197 18 18 .942 2.39
1971 32 Omaha AA AAA KCR OF 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 2B 10 76.0 43 21 21 1 4 .977 4.97 4.20
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 3B 6 39.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 2.54 1.83
MLB (2 seasons) MLB LF 4
MLB (2 seasons) MLB OF 4 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 5.14 1.00
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 1B 193 1557 1428 110 19 127 .988 7.97
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 2B 187 993 442 515 36 122 .964 5.12
Minors (13 seasons) Minors 3B 938 2648 773 1697 178 183 .933 2.63
Minors (9 seasons) Minors OF 260 412 379 15 18 3 .956 1.52
Minors (3 seasons) Minors SS 27 132 43 84 5 17 .962 4.70
All Levels (5 Seasons) 1B 194 2.0 1559 1430 110 19 128 .988 9.00 7.94
All Levels (10 Seasons) 2B 204 76.0 1036 463 536 37 126
All Levels (14 Seasons) 3B 1038 39.0 2659 778 1703 178 183
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 4
All Levels (10 Seasons) OF 264 7.0 416 383 15 18 3 .957 5.14 1.51
All Levels (4 Seasons) SS 28 132 43 84 5 17
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1972 33 Wisconsin Rapids MIDW A MIN 1 of 1 126 70 56 .556
1983 44 Bend NORW A- PHI 1 of 1 69 32 37 .464
1984 45 Spartanburg SALL A PHI 1 of 1 140 70 70 .500
1985 46 Cedar Rapids MIDW A CIN 1 of 1 139 78 61 .561
1986 47 Vermont EL AA CIN 1 of 1 140 77 62 .554
1988 49 Salem CARL A PIT 1 of 1 139 73 66 .525
1989 50 Williamsport EL AA SEA 1 of 1 140 63 77 .450
1996 57 Thunder Bay NORL Ind 3 of 3 57 23 34 .404
1997 58 Thunder Bay NORL Ind 1 of 1 84 36 48 .429
1998 59 Thunder Bay NORL Ind 1 of 1 85 40 45 .471
2000 61 Quebec NEAS Ind 1 of 1 85 48 37 .565
2001 62 Quebec NEAS Ind 1 of 1 91 44 47 .484
2002 63 Schaumburg NORL Ind 1 of 2 89 35 53 .398
13 Seasons 1384 689 693 .499
Ind (6 seasons) 491 226 264 .461
A (4 seasons) 544 291 253 .535
AA (2 seasons) 280 140 139 .502
A- (1 season) 69 32 37 .464

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: fd130176

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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