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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 2346 .253 .326 .380 .241 2.8
Birth Date7-24-1927
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1948 BRO 20 42 162 146 9 38 9 2 1 54 15 23 0 1 21 0 .260 .329 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHN 22 80 319 285 31 72 11 2 6 105 27 42 0 7 33 3 .253 .317 .368 .265 3.4 -0.5 0.3
1953 CHN 25 33 119 100 10 23 5 0 4 40 18 21 0 1 12 3 1 .230 .347 .400 .272 3.1 -2.6 0.1
1953 PIT 25 88 331 281 35 59 7 1 8 92 44 39 1 5 27 1 3 .210 .319 .327 .230 -3.2 -1.6 -0.5
1954 PIT 26 117 406 360 37 97 16 2 7 138 39 61 0 4 3 48 0 0 .269 .337 .383 .271 8.4 3.9 1.3
1955 PIT 27 84 208 179 16 38 7 4 5 68 22 28 0 2 5 25 0 0 .212 .296 .380 .234 -2.7 2.8 0.0
1956 CLE 28 87 170 150 18 38 10 0 6 66 16 20 0 0 4 21 0 0 .253 .325 .440 .272 4.9 2.3 0.7
1956 PIT 28 16 37 30 3 10 0 1 1 15 6 4 0 1 0 11 0 0 .333 .432 .500 .355 4.2 -0.8 0.3
1957 CLE 29 10 11 11 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .273 .252 0.4 -0.0 0.0
1958 CLE 30 48 162 148 22 50 3 1 4 67 10 27 1 2 1 21 0 1 .338 .379 .453 .311 11.8 -1.2 1.1
1958 KC1 30 81 302 268 28 68 10 1 6 98 27 36 0 3 4 24 0 1 .254 .319 .366 .246 2.3 -6.7 -0.5
1959 KC1 31 58 119 109 8 27 4 1 2 39 7 12 0 3 0 19 0 0 .248 .286 .358 .223 -2.1 1.0 -0.1
Career744234620672195228315507852313152153126276.253.326.380.24130.4-3.62.8

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
1948 BRO MLB 42 162 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHN MLB 80 319 .265 .262 .331 .413 .265 .000 103 1.4 7.3 -4.6 -0.5 -3.4 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
1953 CHN MLB 33 119 .272 .269 .328 .421 .273 .000 99 1.2 2.6 -0.1 -2.6 1.0 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1
1953 PIT MLB 88 331 .230 .266 .332 .410 .270 .000 106 -6.2 5.4 -3.3 -1.6 0.7 -3.2 -0.5 -3.2 -0.5
1954 PIT MLB 117 406 .271 .263 .327 .406 .261 .304 100 3.5 8.2 -3.4 3.9 -1.7 8.4 1.3 8.4 1.3
1955 PIT MLB 84 208 .234 .250 .319 .396 .256 .223 99 -4.1 4.1 -2.1 2.8 -0.7 -2.7 0.0 -2.7 0.0
1956 CLE MLB 87 170 .272 .263 .339 .400 .267 .258 97 2.2 4.7 -2 2.3 -2.0 4.9 0.7 4.9 0.7
1956 PIT MLB 16 37 .355 .253 .323 .407 .257 .346 99 3.4 0.9 -0.1 -0.8 -0.2 4.2 0.3 4.2 0.3
1957 CLE MLB 10 11 .252 .261 .325 .392 .259 .222 96 -0.1 0.3 0 -0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
1958 CLE MLB 48 162 .311 .258 .324 .394 .261 .387 99 8.2 4.4 -1 -1.2 0.8 11.8 1.1 11.8 1.1
1958 KC1 MLB 81 302 .246 .250 .315 .378 .254 .271 103 -4.1 7.8 -2.1 -6.7 0.5 2.3 -0.5 2.3 -0.5
1959 KC1 MLB 58 119 .223 .249 .317 .379 .253 .255 103 -4.3 3.2 -1.4 1.0 0.3 -2.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.1

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
1948 BRO MLB 162 9 38 9 2 1 21 15 23 0 .260 .329 .370 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHN MLB 319 31 72 11 2 6 33 27 42 3 .253 .317 .368 .116 .265 3.4 -0.5 0.3
1953 PIT MLB 331 35 59 7 1 8 27 44 39 1 3 .210 .319 .327 .117 .230 -3.2 -1.6 -0.5
1953 CHN MLB 119 10 23 5 0 4 12 18 21 3 1 .230 .347 .400 .170 .272 3.1 -2.6 0.1
1954 PIT MLB 406 37 97 16 2 7 48 39 61 0 0 .269 .337 .383 .114 .271 8.4 3.9 1.3
1955 PIT MLB 208 16 38 7 4 5 25 22 28 0 0 .212 .296 .380 .168 .234 -2.7 2.8 0.0
1956 CLE MLB 170 18 38 10 0 6 21 16 20 0 0 .253 .325 .440 .187 .272 4.9 2.3 0.7
1956 PIT MLB 37 3 10 0 1 1 11 6 4 0 0 .333 .432 .500 .167 .355 4.2 -0.8 0.3
1957 CLE MLB 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .273 .091 .252 0.4 -0.0 0.0
1958 CLE MLB 162 22 50 3 1 4 21 10 27 0 1 .338 .379 .453 .115 .311 11.8 -1.2 1.1
1958 KC1 MLB 302 28 68 10 1 6 24 27 36 0 1 .254 .319 .366 .112 .246 2.3 -6.7 -0.5
1959 KC1 MLB 119 8 27 4 1 2 19 7 12 0 0 .248 .286 .358 .110 .223 -2.1 1.0 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Curious Case of Mark TeahenDan Fox2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27


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