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Portrait of Gil McDougald

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 5395 .276 .356 .410 .283 37.2
Birth Date5-19-1928
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1951 NYA 23 131 473 402 72 123 23 4 14 196 56 54 4 11 63 14 5 .306 .396 .488 .316 41.0 2.0 4.4
1952 NYA 24 152 632 555 65 146 16 5 11 205 57 73 4 16 78 6 5 .263 .336 .369 .273 16.7 10.0 2.9
1953 NYA 25 141 614 541 82 154 27 7 10 225 60 65 5 8 83 3 4 .285 .361 .416 .285 37.4 8.2 4.6
1954 NYA 26 126 473 394 66 102 22 2 12 164 62 64 5 3 9 48 3 4 .259 .364 .416 .284 31.0 3.1 3.6
1955 NYA 27 141 615 533 79 152 10 8 13 217 65 77 2 7 8 53 6 4 .285 .361 .407 .283 38.5 8.4 4.9
1956 NYA 28 120 518 438 79 136 13 3 13 194 68 59 3 2 7 56 3 8 .311 .405 .443 .313 52.4 2.4 5.7
1957 NYA 29 141 624 539 87 156 25 9 13 238 59 71 4 3 19 62 2 5 .289 .362 .442 .291 48.3 3.9 5.5
1958 NYA 30 138 578 503 69 126 19 1 14 189 59 75 3 6 7 65 6 2 .250 .329 .376 .258 17.1 -6.1 1.2
1959 NYA 31 127 481 434 44 109 16 8 4 153 35 40 3 4 5 34 0 3 .251 .309 .353 .257 10.2 2.9 1.4
1960 NYA 32 119 387 337 54 87 16 4 8 135 38 45 3 2 7 34 2 4 .258 .337 .401 .274 18.7 10.8 3.1
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1951 NYA MLB 131 473 .316 .259 .338 .380 .270 .000 97 25.5 12.0 0.6 2.0 4.2 41.0 4.4 41.0 4.4
1952 NYA MLB 152 632 .273 .252 .321 .364 .267 .000 94 7.2 14.6 1.3 10.0 -1.0 16.7 2.9 16.7 2.9
1953 NYA MLB 141 614 .285 .263 .332 .388 .266 .000 97 15.8 16.4 2 8.2 2.9 37.4 4.6 37.4 4.6
1954 NYA MLB 126 473 .284 .255 .326 .373 .253 .280 99 11.6 12.7 -0.1 3.1 3.3 31.0 3.6 31.0 3.6
1955 NYA MLB 141 615 .283 .260 .329 .383 .258 .309 99 14.9 17.1 -0.3 8.4 4.9 38.5 4.9 38.5 4.9
1956 NYA MLB 120 518 .313 .263 .333 .397 .264 .334 98 28.7 14.4 4.9 2.4 0.8 52.4 5.7 52.4 5.7
1957 NYA MLB 141 624 .291 .257 .323 .385 .260 .312 97 19.3 16.7 6.4 3.9 4.8 48.3 5.5 48.3 5.5
1958 NYA MLB 138 578 .258 .258 .321 .394 .261 .267 100 -1.1 15.6 0.3 -6.1 2.7 17.1 1.2 17.1 1.2
1959 NYA MLB 127 481 .257 .255 .319 .386 .258 .266 98 -1.6 13.2 2.3 2.9 -0.4 10.2 1.4 10.2 1.4
1960 NYA MLB 119 387 .274 .259 .326 .392 .265 .276 100 5.4 10.5 0.8 10.8 0.9 18.7 3.1 18.7 3.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1951 NYA MLB 473 72 123 23 4 14 63 56 54 14 5 .306 .396 .488 .182 .316 41.0 2.0 4.4
1952 NYA MLB 632 65 146 16 5 11 78 57 73 6 5 .263 .336 .369 .106 .273 16.7 10.0 2.9
1953 NYA MLB 614 82 154 27 7 10 83 60 65 3 4 .285 .361 .416 .131 .285 37.4 8.2 4.6
1954 NYA MLB 473 66 102 22 2 12 48 62 64 3 4 .259 .364 .416 .157 .284 31.0 3.1 3.6
1955 NYA MLB 615 79 152 10 8 13 53 65 77 6 4 .285 .361 .407 .122 .283 38.5 8.4 4.9
1956 NYA MLB 518 79 136 13 3 13 56 68 59 3 8 .311 .405 .443 .132 .313 52.4 2.4 5.7
1957 NYA MLB 624 87 156 25 9 13 62 59 71 2 5 .289 .362 .442 .152 .291 48.3 3.9 5.5
1958 NYA MLB 578 69 126 19 1 14 65 59 75 6 2 .250 .329 .376 .125 .258 17.1 -6.1 1.2
1959 NYA MLB 481 44 109 16 8 4 34 35 40 0 3 .251 .309 .353 .101 .257 10.2 2.9 1.4
1960 NYA MLB 387 54 87 16 4 8 34 38 45 2 4 .258 .337 .401 .142 .274 18.7 10.8 3.1

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and HistoryMike Gianella2013-10-30
Overthinking It: Matt Harvey's First Year, Historically SpeakingBen Lindbergh2013-07-29
The Lineup Card: 10 Players We Wish Had Stayed HealthyBaseball Prospectus2013-05-01
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: About Big Threes in BaseballBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2011-12-08
The BP Broadside: The Bronx Blame Game and the Posada PsychodramaSteven Goldman2011-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = MaddonSteven Goldman2011-02-23
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Herb ScoreSteven Goldman2008-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Go Go, Tigers, Go?Steven Goldman2008-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline DayChristina Kahrl2007-08-01
Prospectus Matchups: The Best Seasons Ever RecordedJim Baker2006-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and BustsNate Silver2004-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Rare Dick Weik Mention EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Made, or Happened?Steven Goldman2004-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCasey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?: How the Twins Haven't Learned from StengelSteven Goldman2003-07-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ... Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?
(Wade from TX)
Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)One of the best ever Yankee utiltymen,Gil McDougald. Why don't I see him at Old Timers Day, or read or hear anthing about him. He was one of my favorite players during the 50's.
(John Hoffner from Middletown, Pa)
You have good taste in ballplayers, John. I'm too young to have seen McDougald play, but I think about him often as kind of an unrecognized great. He was a defensive standout at three infield positions, which allowed Casey Stengel to avoid replacement level players wherever he had the greatest weakness. Outside of his rookie year, his hitting numbers are just very good, not great, but he was very patient and probably would have hit over 20 homers a year in any park but old Yankee Stadium, where you needed cab fare out to left field. His career ended early in part because of injuries, in part, supposedly, because he was disheartened after hitting Herb Score with that (in)famous line drive, and, finally, because he didn't want to go to the Angels as an expansion draftee in 1961. At his best he was crazy valuable, and I often think, "Gee, Team X could really use a player like McDougald." I guess that's not a deep thought -- anyone could.

John, I believe we haven't seen him around the Stadium because he's been in ill health, but I could be misremembering things, so don't quote me. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)So maybe Gil McDougald was the Claude Rains of the Yankees? Oh, and the best Stern is "Diner." Indeed, that film is the best work of about everyone in it, and that goes for Levinson, too. Call it face up in Baltimore.
(Yatchisin from David Thomson's encyclopedia)
Love Thomson's encyclopedia, though I don't agree with everything, natch. Love Claude Rains, who is a perfect analogy. Rains raised most films that he was in. Try "Notorious," where he's the baddie, or the Reagan picture "King's Row," where he's this weird child-abusing pervert. Heck, try "The Invisible Man," where you pretty much never see him (go figure)... Forgot all about "Diner" and hsouldn't have. (Steven Goldman)


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