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Portrait of Al Kaline

Al Kaline DHTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 11597 .297 .376 .480 132 93.4
Birth Date12-19-1934
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
Age84 years, 11 months, 2 days
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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
1953 DET 18 30 30 7 0 0 1 1 5 1 1 0 .250 .300 .357 82 -0.6 0.2 -0.7 0.0
1954 DET 19 138 535 139 18 3 4 22 45 0 9 5 .276 .305 .347 75 -14.0 -0.1 19.9 1.6
1955 DET 20 152 681 200 24 8 27 82 57 5 6 8 .340 .421 .546 154 51.3 0.8 2.9 6.9
1956 DET 21 153 693 194 32 10 27 70 55 1 7 1 .314 .383 .530 135 34.4 -0.3 16.2 6.5
1957 DET 22 149 636 170 29 4 23 43 38 3 11 9 .295 .343 .478 119 18.4 -0.2 19.2 5.2
1958 DET 23 146 607 170 34 7 16 54 47 2 7 4 .313 .374 .490 127 23.1 1.4 26.7 6.6
1959 DET 24 136 595 167 19 2 27 72 42 4 10 4 .327 .410 .530 139 34.7 4.3 2.1 6.1
1960 DET 25 147 629 153 29 4 15 65 47 3 19 4 .278 .354 .426 113 15.0 2.8 -6.7 3.1
1961 DET 26 153 665 190 41 7 19 66 42 4 14 1 .324 .393 .515 142 39.9 3.7 28.5 8.7
1962 DET 27 100 452 121 16 6 29 47 39 1 4 0 .304 .376 .593 146 30.0 -1.6 15.8 5.4
1963 DET 28 145 616 172 24 3 27 54 48 4 6 4 .312 .375 .514 141 32.9 5.3 0.0 5.4
1964 DET 29 146 608 154 31 5 17 75 51 3 4 1 .293 .383 .469 133 25.6 0.4 12.5 5.4
1965 DET 30 125 474 112 18 2 18 72 49 0 6 0 .281 .388 .471 135 21.1 3.3 -9.7 2.8
1966 DET 31 142 572 138 29 1 29 81 66 5 5 5 .288 .392 .534 153 35.1 -4.5 0.9 5.0
1967 DET 32 131 550 141 28 2 25 83 47 1 8 2 .308 .411 .541 164 40.2 6.7 1.4 6.6
1968 DET 33 102 389 94 14 1 10 55 39 3 6 4 .287 .392 .428 149 22.3 0.1 1.3 3.6
1969 DET 34 131 518 124 17 0 21 54 61 1 1 2 .272 .346 .447 122 18.8 0.4 -0.4 3.0
1970 DET 35 131 555 130 24 4 16 77 49 1 2 2 .278 .377 .450 124 20.9 -0.4 5.5 3.6
1971 DET 36 133 501 119 19 2 15 82 57 7 4 6 .294 .416 .462 148 31.0 -1.9 -2.7 3.9
1972 DET 37 106 314 87 11 2 10 28 33 2 1 0 .313 .374 .475 140 14.5 -0.6 -5.2 1.6
1973 DET 38 91 347 79 13 0 10 29 28 3 4 1 .255 .320 .394 101 2.3 1.4 -1.6 0.8
1974 DET 39 147 630 146 28 2 13 65 75 1 2 2 .262 .337 .389 112 11.2 -2.6 0.0 1.6
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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
1953 DET MLB AL 30 30 .274 .341 .404 .000 103 -0.2 0.9 0 82 26 -0.7 0.2 -0.6 0.0
1954 DET MLB AL 138 535 .253 .323 .366 .295 88 -13.7 14.6 -5.4 75 7 19.9 -0.1 -14.0 1.6
1955 DET MLB AL 152 681 .261 .336 .386 .339 98 61.8 19.0 -7 154 11 2.9 0.8 51.3 6.9
1956 DET MLB AL 153 693 .259 .337 .392 .310 119 25.7 19.3 -6.5 135 10 16.2 -0.3 34.4 6.5
1957 DET MLB AL 149 636 .256 .322 .381 .281 99 27.3 17.0 -5.2 119 12 19.2 -0.2 18.4 5.2
1958 DET MLB AL 146 607 .254 .320 .383 .318 90 35.1 16.4 -5.9 127 10 26.7 1.4 23.1 6.6
1959 DET MLB AL 136 595 .254 .322 .381 .313 99 43.4 16.3 0.6 139 11 2.1 4.3 34.7 6.1
1960 DET MLB AL 147 629 .256 .324 .389 .279 111 6 17.0 1.5 113 6 -6.7 2.8 15.0 3.1
1961 DET MLB AL 153 665 .257 .325 .396 .323 101 44.9 18.9 -5.8 142 10 28.5 3.7 39.9 8.7
1962 DET MLB AL 100 452 .258 .327 .401 .275 103 28.6 12.6 -4.7 146 11 15.8 -1.6 30.0 5.4
1963 DET MLB AL 145 616 .245 .307 .375 .302 104 35.9 15.4 -5.6 141 12 0.0 5.3 32.9 5.4
1964 DET MLB AL 146 608 .245 .307 .380 .298 103 27.3 15.6 -5.7 133 7 12.5 0.4 25.6 5.4
1965 DET MLB AL 125 474 .240 .307 .363 .281 103 25.7 12.0 -1.4 135 8 -9.7 3.3 21.1 2.8
1966 DET MLB AL 142 572 .240 .300 .367 .279 103 42.6 14.5 -1.3 153 12 0.9 -4.5 35.1 5.0
1967 DET MLB AL 131 550 .234 .298 .347 .296 101 44.5 13.2 -4.9 164 11 1.4 6.7 40.2 6.6
1968 DET MLB AL 102 389 .232 .294 .344 .299 99 21.2 8.6 -3.5 149 14 1.3 0.1 22.3 3.6
1969 DET MLB AL 131 518 .247 .319 .371 .270 100 20.6 13.3 -5.1 122 11 -0.4 0.4 18.8 3.0
1970 DET MLB AL 131 555 .250 .319 .380 .279 100 21.3 15.1 -7 124 9 5.5 -0.4 20.9 3.6
1971 DET MLB AL 133 501 .250 .311 .373 .307 103 30.5 12.4 -4.5 148 12 -2.7 -1.9 31.0 3.9
1972 DET MLB AL 106 314 .239 .300 .342 .321 100 14.8 7.4 -2.6 140 8 -5.2 -0.6 14.5 1.6
1973 DET MLB AL 91 347 .259 .323 .378 .249 101 -0.4 9.2 -4.2 101 11 -1.6 1.4 2.3 0.8
1974 DET MLB AL 147 630 .259 .317 .371 .280 103 5 16.3 -10.4 112 8 0.0 -2.6 11.2 1.6

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
1953 DET MLB AL 30 28 9 7 0 0 1 10 2 1 5 1 0 .250 .300 .357 .107 0
1954 DET MLB AL 535 504 42 139 18 3 4 175 43 22 45 9 5 .276 .305 .347 .071 2 7
1955 DET MLB AL 681 588 121 200 24 8 27 321 102 82 57 6 8 .340 .421 .546 .206 6 0
1956 DET MLB AL 693 617 96 194 32 10 27 327 128 70 55 7 1 .314 .383 .530 .216 4 1
1957 DET MLB AL 636 577 83 170 29 4 23 276 90 43 38 11 9 .295 .343 .478 .184 7 6
1958 DET MLB AL 607 543 84 170 34 7 16 266 85 54 47 7 4 .313 .374 .490 .177 5 3
1959 DET MLB AL 595 511 86 167 19 2 27 271 94 72 42 10 4 .327 .410 .530 .204 6 2
1960 DET MLB AL 629 551 77 153 29 4 15 235 68 65 47 19 4 .278 .354 .426 .149 5 5
1961 DET MLB AL 665 586 116 190 41 7 19 302 82 66 42 14 1 .324 .393 .515 .191 5 4
1962 DET MLB AL 452 398 78 121 16 6 29 236 94 47 39 4 0 .304 .376 .593 .289 4 2
1963 DET MLB AL 616 551 89 172 24 3 27 283 101 54 48 6 4 .312 .375 .514 .201 4 3
1964 DET MLB AL 608 525 77 154 31 5 17 246 68 75 51 4 1 .293 .383 .469 .175 3 2
1965 DET MLB AL 474 399 72 112 18 2 18 188 72 72 49 6 0 .281 .388 .471 .190 3 0
1966 DET MLB AL 572 479 85 138 29 1 29 256 88 81 66 5 5 .288 .392 .534 .246 6 1
1967 DET MLB AL 550 458 94 141 28 2 25 248 78 83 47 8 2 .308 .411 .541 .234 6 2
1968 DET MLB AL 389 327 49 94 14 1 10 140 53 55 39 6 4 .287 .392 .428 .141 3 1
1969 DET MLB AL 518 456 74 124 17 0 21 204 69 54 61 1 2 .272 .346 .447 .175 7 0
1970 DET MLB AL 555 467 64 130 24 4 16 210 71 77 49 2 2 .278 .377 .450 .171 7 3
1971 DET MLB AL 501 405 69 119 19 2 15 187 54 82 57 4 6 .294 .416 .462 .168 6 1
1972 DET MLB AL 314 278 46 87 11 2 10 132 32 28 33 1 0 .313 .374 .475 .162 5 1
1973 DET MLB AL 347 310 40 79 13 0 10 122 45 29 28 4 1 .255 .320 .394 .139 5 0
1974 DET MLB AL 630 558 71 146 28 2 13 217 64 65 75 2 2 .262 .337 .389 .127 5 1

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to say that Nick Markakis could be the next Al Kaline.
(Mike from Utica,NY)
It's an interesting comparison, but here's hoping Markakis does better as an outfield coach when he's charged with teaching Kirk Gibson III how to play the field in... what, 2038? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)My dad tells me that Al Kaline was nicknamed "Old Salty" (alkaline, geddit?). Any idea if that's right, or if Pop is pulling my leg?
(collins from greenville nc)
I've never heard that, and my best reference for this - James Skipper's "Baseball Nicknames," contains no entry for Kaline. That said, the book is not without its oversights. But why would you want to know that? The only things in the world worth discussing are the draft, prospects, and fantasy baseball. You can't draft Al Kaline, you know!...Sorry. Overreacting a bit to the one twit in the crowd. (Steven Goldman)


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