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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3593 .235 .290 .372 .237 4.3
Birth Date1-17-1931
Height5' 9"
Weight165 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
1954 BRO 23 24 37 33 3 6 0 1 0 8 3 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .182 .270 .242 .191 -2.4 0.7 -0.2
1955 BRO 24 88 309 280 38 67 10 1 15 124 19 66 2 4 4 50 5 3 .239 .289 .443 .247 4.7 -5.0 -0.0
1956 BRO 25 17 21 20 4 6 1 0 0 7 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 .300 .333 .350 .226 0.9 -0.9 -0.0
1957 BRO 26 84 289 269 23 59 9 1 6 88 16 63 0 1 3 19 1 3 .219 .262 .327 .214 -1.4 0.6 -0.1
1958 LAN 27 127 495 455 52 119 15 2 17 189 28 92 1 2 9 60 14 2 .262 .305 .415 .250 13.9 1.2 1.6
1959 LAN 28 97 292 249 21 41 7 1 4 62 37 56 1 1 4 28 3 1 .165 .274 .249 .199 -6.7 3.1 -0.4
1960 CHN 29 132 402 368 37 95 16 7 6 143 27 56 0 2 5 35 8 6 .258 .307 .389 .245 5.1 9.0 1.5
1961 CHN 30 128 512 477 57 120 25 4 13 192 25 70 2 1 7 40 5 1 .252 .291 .403 .240 1.6 2.9 0.5
1962 CIN 31 63 207 192 16 48 11 2 2 69 14 30 1 0 0 16 1 2 .250 .304 .359 .251 3.1 -3.8 -0.1
1962 NYN 31 14 55 52 3 4 1 0 0 5 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 .077 .127 .096 .095 -8.7 1.0 -0.8
1963 LAN 32 22 26 23 4 5 1 0 1 9 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 .217 .308 .391 .227 0.8 0.1 0.1
1963 WS2 32 83 320 298 37 74 12 1 13 127 18 57 2 0 2 44 3 2 .248 .296 .426 .267 9.8 2.1 1.3
1964 WS2 33 121 370 341 38 84 16 2 12 140 27 94 0 0 2 38 1 3 .246 .302 .411 .256 10.3 1.0 1.3
1965 WS2 34 95 258 226 20 45 6 0 2 57 26 59 2 3 1 17 2 0 .199 .284 .252 .218 -2.1 -1.8 -0.4
Career109535933283353773130229112202466781314373524525.235.290.372.23728.910.14.3

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
1954 BRO MLB 24 37 .191 .261 .321 .401 .260 .240 102 -2.6 1.0 0.4 0.7 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
1955 BRO MLB 88 309 .247 .259 .327 .404 .263 .256 106 -4.1 8.6 0.5 -5.0 -2.4 4.7 -0.0 4.7 -0.0
1956 BRO MLB 17 21 .226 .276 .333 .434 .270 .462 105 -0.8 0.6 0.3 -0.9 0.1 0.9 -0.0 0.9 -0.0
1957 BRO MLB 84 289 .214 .262 .317 .403 .263 .264 104 -13.3 7.7 2.1 0.6 0.3 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
1958 LAN MLB 127 495 .250 .261 .320 .402 .264 .293 103 -4.9 13.3 5.7 1.2 0.9 13.9 1.6 13.9 1.6
1959 LAN MLB 97 292 .199 .268 .328 .409 .268 .195 103 -18 8.0 3.5 3.1 0.8 -6.7 -0.4 -6.7 -0.4
1960 CHN MLB 132 402 .245 .256 .315 .387 .258 .289 99 -6 10.9 0.2 9.0 2.2 5.1 1.5 5.1 1.5
1961 CHN MLB 128 512 .240 .259 .322 .402 .259 .271 101 -10.5 14.5 -0.6 2.9 0.6 1.6 0.5 1.6 0.5
1962 CIN MLB 63 207 .251 .265 .328 .398 .265 .287 98 -1.8 5.7 0.6 -3.8 -1.2 3.1 -0.1 3.1 -0.1
1962 NYN MLB 14 55 .095 .269 .326 .402 .261 .095 105 -9.4 1.5 0.2 1.0 -0.5 -8.7 -0.8 -8.7 -0.8
1963 LAN MLB 22 26 .227 .234 .291 .349 .245 .333 96 -0.8 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
1963 WS2 MLB 83 320 .267 .245 .306 .373 .258 .268 98 2 8.0 1.1 2.1 -1.1 9.8 1.3 9.8 1.3
1964 WS2 MLB 121 370 .256 .245 .308 .371 .256 .306 100 -1.5 9.5 1 1.0 -0.5 10.3 1.3 10.3 1.3
1965 WS2 MLB 95 258 .218 .243 .307 .365 .258 .256 102 -10 6.5 1.9 -1.8 -0.8 -2.1 -0.4 -2.1 -0.4

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
1954 BRO MLB 37 3 6 0 1 0 0 3 8 2 0 .182 .270 .242 .061 .191 -2.4 0.7 -0.2
1955 BRO MLB 309 38 67 10 1 15 50 19 66 5 3 .239 .289 .443 .204 .247 4.7 -5.0 -0.0
1956 BRO MLB 21 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 7 0 1 .300 .333 .350 .050 .226 0.9 -0.9 -0.0
1957 BRO MLB 289 23 59 9 1 6 19 16 63 1 3 .219 .262 .327 .108 .214 -1.4 0.6 -0.1
1958 LAN MLB 495 52 119 15 2 17 60 28 92 14 2 .262 .305 .415 .154 .250 13.9 1.2 1.6
1959 LAN MLB 292 21 41 7 1 4 28 37 56 3 1 .165 .274 .249 .084 .199 -6.7 3.1 -0.4
1960 CHN MLB 402 37 95 16 7 6 35 27 56 8 6 .258 .307 .389 .130 .245 5.1 9.0 1.5
1961 CHN MLB 512 57 120 25 4 13 40 25 70 5 1 .252 .291 .403 .151 .240 1.6 2.9 0.5
1962 CIN MLB 207 16 48 11 2 2 16 14 30 1 2 .250 .304 .359 .109 .251 3.1 -3.8 -0.1
1962 NYN MLB 55 3 4 1 0 0 1 3 10 0 1 .077 .127 .096 .019 .095 -8.7 1.0 -0.8
1963 WS2 MLB 320 37 74 12 1 13 44 18 57 3 2 .248 .296 .426 .178 .267 9.8 2.1 1.3
1963 LAN MLB 26 4 5 1 0 1 2 3 10 0 0 .217 .308 .391 .174 .227 0.8 0.1 0.1
1964 WS2 MLB 370 38 84 16 2 12 38 27 94 1 3 .246 .302 .411 .164 .256 10.3 1.0 1.3
1965 WS2 MLB 258 20 45 6 0 2 17 26 59 2 0 .199 .284 .252 .053 .218 -2.1 -1.8 -0.4

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Week in Quotes: June 3-9Nick Bacarella2014-06-09
The Week in Quotes: June 3-9Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-06-09
The Week in Quotes: June 3-9Morris Greenberg2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: Twelve Non-MLB Athletes We'd Like to See Playing BaseballBaseball Prospectus2014-01-15
The Lineup Card: 9 Favorite Extra-Inning GamesBaseball Prospectus2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: The Good Old Days: Pedro MartinezDoug Thorburn2012-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Donnie BuntballJay Jaffe2012-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-10-22
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in BasebrawlsBaseball Prospectus2011-08-10
Contractual Matters: Screen TestJeff Euston2011-05-06
Wezen-Ball: Verducci's "Nintendo Effect"Larry Granillo2011-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-02-16
Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010David Laurila2010-12-31
Prospectus Perspective: The Manager of the Year AwardChristina Kahrl2010-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Baltimore OriolesSteven Goldman2010-10-15
One-Hoppers: Bluster and Luster: George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-07-13
Prospectus Q&A: Don ZimmerDavid Laurila2010-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 3Steven Goldman2010-03-11
The Week in Quotes: February 8-14Alex Carnevale2010-02-15
The Week in Quotes: October 26-November 1Alex Carnevale2009-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me InSteven Goldman2009-08-26
Prospectus Idol Entry: The Little Big Man AwardsKen Funck2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Andrew FriedmanDavid Laurila2009-05-24
Prospectus Q&A: Dick PoleDavid Laurila2009-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Horton Hears an All-StarSteven Goldman2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9Alex Carnevale2008-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Having FunWill Carroll2007-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Joe Maddon, Part OneDavid Laurila2007-08-26
The Week in Quotes: May 1-6Alex Carnevale2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: MLB Needs to ReconnectMaury Brown2007-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: This Week in Baseball HeadlinesJim Baker2006-11-10
The Week in Quotes: October 23-30Alex Carnevale2006-10-30
Teams: A Critical Guide: Mad About Beltran EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Yer Outta Here!Derek Zumsteg2003-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Paul DicksonPeter Schilling Jr.2003-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: New York YankeesDr. William Carroll, University of Mobile2003-02-19
The Week in Quotes: September 23-29Derek Zumsteg2002-09-30
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you could start a Coaches Wing of the Hall of Fame, would you? And who would you induct?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
I have some trepidation about any Hall of Fame that would inevitably enshrine Don Zimmer. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nothing like taking someone to their first game. The first time I did it, a Cubs-Mets game for a Swede in NY on business, the game featured multiple intentional walks & stolen bases, an escaped third strike, and a failed bases-loaded hit & run in extra innings (ordered by none other than Don Zimmer). But I digress . . . . Do you think a left-handed pitcher would look at the left side of the Yankees' infield and think, "Two guys with the range of Chief Ironside, why would I go there?" or are their concerns much more of the food, clothing, shelter variety?
(ekanenh from Capitol City)
More the latter, because as-is I don't think most pitchers, let alone most lefties, think in terms of "wow, poor me, I've got to pitch in front of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez." (Christina Kahrl)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good question on technology...but I wonder if there would be any restrictions against having an iPad or a laptop in the dugout? It wouldn't make any sense considering anyone in the dugout could walk into the clubhouse to access the same equipment but it's a thought.
(Joe V. from Pequannock, NJ)
There isn't any restriction that I know of short of equipping a coach with a sniper scope and having him shoot fly balls out of the air (aim up, Don Zimmer, UP!). I just wouldn't want to be the manager who has to tell Milton Bradley that he can't borrow it to listen to tunes between at-bats. (Steven Goldman)


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