Biographical

Portrait of Dick Young

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
2 81 .234 .272 .312 .220 -0
Birth Date6-3-1928
Height5' 11"
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 PHI 23 15 71 68 7 16 5 0 0 21 3 6 0 0 2 0 1 .235 .268 .309 .218 0.6 -1.0 -0.0
1952 PHI 24 5 10 9 3 2 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .300 .333 .233 0.5 -0.2 0.0
Career2081771018600244900211.234.272.312.2201.1-1.2-0.0

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 PHI MLB 15 71 .218 .251 .314 .378 .256 .000 103 -1.8 1.2 -0.1 -1.0 1.1 0.6 -0.0 0.6 -0.0
1952 PHI MLB 5 10 .233 .275 .367 .446 .311 .000 100 -0.3 0.3 0 -0.2 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

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 PHI MLB 71 7 16 5 0 0 2 3 6 0 1 .235 .268 .309 .074 .218 0.6 -1.0 -0.0
1952 PHI MLB 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .222 .300 .333 .111 .233 0.5 -0.2 0.0

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

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

Compensation

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BP Articles

Dick Young is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Broadside: Josh Hamilton and His PersecutorsSteven Goldman2012-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Baseball DigestBob Hertzel2010-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hall of Fame Pitchers Becoming an Extinct SpeciesBob Hertzel2010-09-21
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: Drowning in DramaSteven Goldman2008-10-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)A couple days ago, Murray Chass wrote a piece on his blog basically stating that Bobby Valentine is one of the most disliked persons in baseball, particularly by other managers. Is he truly that disliked, or is this simply Chass with an old axe to grind.
(Adrian from Washington D.C.)
Valentine is certainly a polarizing figure, mainly because he has an outsized personality and the ability to think differently. However, one should consider the source when it comes to criticizing him; at this point, Chass is an old coot with an axe to grind about everything outside his mother's basement. Once a pioneer in the reporting of the business of baseball, he now embarrasses himself on a daily basis with more vitriol than your average Dick Young column. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven, Thanks for chatting. Always enjoy. This is a little more recent than the regular YCLIU (whyclue?) but have you ever considered doing one on the Mets trading Seaver? I just can't understand that one, and I think your perspective would be interesting.
(josher464 from NYC)
I think of it as "Yookeelou," though "Why clue?" might be more appropriate. The Mets traded Seaver because of an ongoing salary dispute with an idiotic hardass of a club chairman during a period when the Mets lacked strong ownership. The trigger for the trade was a Dick Young column on Seaver's wife which Seaver figured had been planted by the Mets. At that point he broke off negotiations and that was that. It wasn't a baseball move in any sense - it was all about personalities and money. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneIt bugs me because it's costly. I don't kill guys for not running out every grounder down 7-1 in the eighth. But Upton's sloth--and I'm sorry, that's the word--has repeatedly come in game-critical situations. That he could not recognize the importance of his possibly being safe and find third gear...or second...is just inexplicable and inexcusable.

My god. I'm Dick Young. Shoot me now.
(Joe Sheehan)