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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 10349 .288 .348 .363 93 33.5
Birth Date12-25-1927
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Age91 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1947 PHA 19 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 85 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 PHA 20 3 14 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 84 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
1949 PHA 21 88 296 63 6 2 0 32 9 6 2 2 .255 .354 .296 95 -0.2 1.4 0.0 0.8
1950 CHA 22 130 504 113 12 7 0 35 17 2 4 3 .247 .304 .304 70 -12.4 -0.7 3.6 0.1
1951 CHA 23 147 681 189 32 12 4 43 11 14 9 12 .313 .372 .425 105 7.8 -0.6 5.4 3.0
1952 CHA 24 152 700 192 25 10 0 34 14 3 5 5 .296 .334 .366 95 -0.2 -0.1 5.8 2.5
1953 CHA 25 154 692 178 31 8 3 49 18 7 4 5 .285 .344 .375 89 -7.3 5.5 7.3 2.5
1954 CHA 26 155 706 201 24 8 2 51 12 5 16 9 .319 .372 .391 103 6.2 1.8 -6.2 2.1
1955 CHA 27 154 709 198 28 7 6 38 15 17 7 9 .311 .364 .406 103 6.5 6.0 16.0 4.9
1956 CHA 28 154 721 192 20 10 4 44 14 10 8 4 .296 .347 .376 91 -4.3 5.1 -10.3 1.0
1957 CHA 29 155 718 196 27 8 6 75 13 16 5 6 .317 .403 .415 117 18.8 3.5 3.8 4.7
1958 CHA 30 155 698 187 21 6 0 47 11 11 5 6 .300 .357 .353 98 2.5 2.3 -4.3 2.0
1959 CHA 31 156 716 191 34 6 2 71 13 7 5 6 .306 .380 .389 108 14.0 2.7 13.9 5.2
1960 CHA 32 150 684 175 24 10 2 50 13 10 2 4 .289 .351 .372 93 -0.6 0.6 10.1 2.9
1961 CHA 33 159 696 152 11 5 2 59 12 9 2 3 .251 .323 .295 73 -18.2 0.4 -2.1 -0.1
1962 CHA 34 157 684 166 27 7 2 38 12 7 1 2 .267 .314 .343 83 -8.8 6.2 -2.5 1.4
1963 CHA 35 137 582 140 19 0 2 24 17 7 0 2 .260 .299 .306 77 -10.8 -0.5 0.5 0.3
1964 HOU 36 133 502 117 12 6 0 27 13 10 0 2 .265 .320 .319 83 -7.1 -2.2 -0.2 0.3
1965 HOU 37 21 42 11 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .268 .286 .317 90 -0.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0
Career2367103492663355112357192161427680.288.348.36393-14.630.240.633.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1947 PHA MLB AL 7 4 .233 .330 .348 .000 85 -0.4 0.1 0 85 10 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1948 PHA MLB AL 3 14 .257 .385 .357 .000 107 -0.9 0.3 0 84 12 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0
1949 PHA MLB AL 88 296 .259 .349 .376 .000 98 5.7 6.8 -0.3 95 12 0.0 1.4 -0.2 0.8
1950 CHA MLB AL 130 504 .267 .347 .394 .000 101 -13.3 10.8 -0.5 70 13 3.6 -0.7 -12.4 0.1
1951 CHA MLB AL 147 681 .265 .340 .384 .000 88 38.8 18.0 -0.8 105 9 5.4 -0.6 7.8 3.0
1952 CHA MLB AL 152 700 .258 .330 .377 .000 104 4.1 18.3 -0.8 95 10 5.8 -0.1 -0.2 2.5
1953 CHA MLB AL 154 692 .264 .333 .383 .000 95 8.1 19.9 -0.9 89 8 7.3 5.5 -7.3 2.5
1954 CHA MLB AL 155 706 .259 .328 .380 .320 85 24.5 19.3 -0.9 103 7 -6.2 1.8 6.2 2.1
1955 CHA MLB AL 154 709 .262 .335 .389 .310 99 17.1 19.8 -0.9 103 9 16.0 6.0 6.5 4.9
1956 CHA MLB AL 154 721 .260 .340 .393 .296 116 -14.6 20.1 -0.9 91 11 -10.3 5.1 -4.3 1.0
1957 CHA MLB AL 155 718 .259 .327 .389 .315 95 35.1 19.2 -0.9 117 10 3.8 3.5 18.8 4.7
1958 CHA MLB AL 155 698 .253 .317 .376 .303 86 15.6 18.8 -0.9 98 10 -4.3 2.3 2.5 2.0
1959 CHA MLB AL 156 716 .255 .320 .387 .308 95 21 19.7 -0.9 108 7 13.9 2.7 14.0 5.2
1960 CHA MLB AL 150 684 .254 .325 .388 .291 110 -4.8 18.5 -0.9 93 12 10.1 0.6 -0.6 2.9
1961 CHA MLB AL 159 696 .253 .324 .391 .250 99 -23.2 19.7 -0.9 73 10 -2.1 0.4 -18.2 -0.1
1962 CHA MLB AL 157 684 .256 .323 .396 .268 98 -7.8 19.1 -0.9 83 10 -2.5 6.2 -8.8 1.4
1963 CHA MLB AL 137 582 .250 .311 .386 .264 96 -16.7 14.6 -0.7 77 10 0.5 -0.5 -10.8 0.3
1964 HOU MLB NL 133 502 .250 .303 .370 .271 92 -2 12.9 -0.6 83 9 -0.2 -2.2 -7.1 0.3
1965 HOU MLB NL 21 42 .237 .293 .349 .282 92 -1.6 1.1 0 90 13 0.0 -1.2 -0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1947 PHA MLB AL 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0
1948 PHA MLB AL 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .000 0
1949 PHA MLB AL 296 247 42 63 6 2 0 73 21 32 9 2 2 .255 .354 .296 .040 11
1950 CHA MLB AL 504 457 45 113 12 7 0 139 30 35 17 4 3 .247 .304 .304 .057 10
1951 CHA MLB AL 681 604 93 189 32 12 4 257 55 43 11 9 12 .313 .372 .425 .113 20
1952 CHA MLB AL 700 648 76 192 25 10 0 237 39 34 14 5 5 .296 .334 .366 .069 15
1953 CHA MLB AL 692 624 92 178 31 8 3 234 72 49 18 4 5 .285 .344 .375 .090 12
1954 CHA MLB AL 706 631 111 201 24 8 2 247 47 51 12 16 9 .319 .372 .391 .073 4 15
1955 CHA MLB AL 709 636 100 198 28 7 6 258 59 38 15 7 9 .311 .364 .406 .094 4 14
1956 CHA MLB AL 721 649 109 192 20 10 4 244 52 44 14 8 4 .296 .347 .376 .080 5 13
1957 CHA MLB AL 718 619 110 196 27 8 6 257 61 75 13 5 6 .317 .403 .415 .099 3 5
1958 CHA MLB AL 698 623 82 187 21 6 0 220 49 47 11 5 6 .300 .357 .353 .053 5 12
1959 CHA MLB AL 716 624 84 191 34 6 2 243 70 71 13 5 6 .306 .380 .389 .083 5 9
1960 CHA MLB AL 684 605 85 175 24 10 2 225 59 50 13 2 4 .289 .351 .372 .083 5 14
1961 CHA MLB AL 696 606 67 152 11 5 2 179 51 59 12 2 3 .251 .323 .295 .045 7 15
1962 CHA MLB AL 684 621 79 166 27 7 2 213 54 38 12 1 2 .267 .314 .343 .076 5 13
1963 CHA MLB AL 582 539 54 140 19 0 2 165 42 24 17 0 2 .260 .299 .306 .046 2 10
1964 HOU MLB NL 502 442 45 117 12 6 0 141 28 27 13 0 2 .265 .320 .319 .054 3 20
1965 HOU MLB NL 42 41 3 11 2 0 0 13 1 0 2 0 0 .268 .286 .317 .049 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blyleven's 74.2% and Alomar's 73.7% make me wonder what is the closest vote of a HOF condidate who did not get in that year? I assume that anyone this close got in during subsequent years.
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his 15th and final year on the ballot, 1985. He had to wait until the VC elected him in 1997 to get in.

Actually, he was already dead, but you get the point. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableGrinnellSteve asks, "Sitting here in my 1959 Nellie Fox jersey. This is my favorite holiday of the year! According to my TV book, we're going to get the Cubs-Braves game later today when they could have shown us the best pitching matchup of the day: Greinke-Verlander. What kind of defective reasoning might have led to that decision?"

I shouldn't have to tell you that the Cubs are more popular nationally than either the Royals or Tigers. (Grinnell is solidly in Cubs territory, isn't it? The Iowa Cubs aren't too far from you...) And the Braves have a pretty large national fanbase as well. Blame the superstations.

Also, this is one of the rare WCIU games for the Cubs (which means Chicago-area only, unlike WGN or CSN Chicago), which means that large parts of the country would be blacked out for the game unless ESPN picked it up. I don't know how much this played into ESPN's decision-making. (Colin Wyers)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableHi everyone! I'll be here pretty much all day.

GrinnellSteve (Grinnell, Iowa): Sitting here in my 1959 Nellie Fox jersey. This is my favorite holiday of the year! According to my TV book, we're going to get the Cubs-Braves game later today when they could have shown us the best pitching matchup of the day: Greinke-Verlander. What kind of defective reasoning might have led to that decision?

Ratings. We might be more intrigued by the pitching matchup, and with good reason, but Cubs/Braves fans will tune in more than Tigers/Royals. (Kevin Goldstein)