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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 6879 .304 .353 .476 127 47.8
Birth Date7-20-1938
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
Age81 years, 1 months, 0 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
1962 MIN 23 9 12 4 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .444 .583 .556 122 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1
1963 MIN 24 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 86 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1964 MIN 25 161 718 217 43 9 32 34 68 6 12 6 .323 .359 .557 148 42.1 1.8 9.0 7.2
1965 MIN 26 149 647 185 40 5 16 55 64 4 19 9 .321 .378 .491 132 26.1 4.2 5.9 5.3
1966 MIN 27 159 677 191 32 7 25 42 72 5 13 7 .307 .353 .502 128 22.5 2.8 12.0 5.5
1967 MIN 28 146 615 161 34 6 17 44 61 8 11 3 .289 .347 .463 128 21.0 1.4 13.1 5.2
1968 MIN 29 128 528 136 24 5 18 45 61 7 10 9 .289 .357 .477 143 27.0 -0.9 0.3 4.2
1969 MIN 30 153 692 197 39 4 24 45 66 3 10 13 .309 .355 .496 127 29.1 -1.3 12.6 5.7
1970 MIN 31 157 674 204 36 7 23 38 67 3 5 4 .325 .364 .514 135 34.3 3.3 23.5 7.7
1971 MIN 32 126 518 164 30 3 22 25 44 2 4 1 .337 .369 .546 142 28.7 0.2 -5.5 3.6
1972 MIN 33 10 30 9 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .321 .367 .357 87 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1973 MIN 34 146 624 166 20 0 16 45 44 4 2 1 .291 .345 .410 110 10.1 0.9 0.0 1.8
1974 MIN 35 127 494 131 16 2 13 27 31 2 0 1 .285 .325 .414 107 6.2 -2.9 0.0 0.9
1975 MIN 36 131 515 123 10 0 13 41 45 13 0 1 .270 .344 .378 107 6.8 -2.4 0.0 1.0
1976 MIN 37 67 128 26 3 0 1 2 13 2 0 0 .211 .234 .260 67 -4.0 -1.4 0.0 -0.4
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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
1962 MIN MLB AL 9 12 .268 .331 .446 .571 101 2.5 0.3 -0.1 122 15 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1
1963 MIN MLB AL 7 7 .240 .303 .371 .600 104 0.4 0.2 0 86 12 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1964 MIN MLB AL 161 718 .251 .313 .389 .322 104 44.1 18.4 -6.3 148 7 9.0 1.8 42.1 7.2
1965 MIN MLB AL 149 647 .245 .309 .374 .334 106 32.9 16.4 -5.7 132 10 5.9 4.2 26.1 5.3
1966 MIN MLB AL 159 677 .241 .304 .371 .313 105 28.4 17.2 -5.4 128 13 12.0 2.8 22.5 5.5
1967 MIN MLB AL 146 615 .234 .299 .354 .298 103 27.6 14.8 -5.5 128 11 13.1 1.4 21.0 5.2
1968 MIN MLB AL 128 528 .230 .293 .341 .298 98 27.6 11.6 -4.3 143 10 0.3 -0.9 27.0 4.2
1969 MIN MLB AL 153 692 .249 .320 .375 .313 99 31.2 17.8 -6.6 127 9 12.6 -1.3 29.1 5.7
1970 MIN MLB AL 157 674 .250 .318 .380 .334 101 34.6 18.3 -6.6 135 12 23.5 3.3 34.3 7.7
1971 MIN MLB AL 126 518 .245 .309 .360 .334 103 32.9 12.8 -4.7 142 9 -5.5 0.2 28.7 3.6
1972 MIN MLB AL 10 30 .246 .303 .346 .391 107 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 87 18 -0.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
1973 MIN MLB AL 146 624 .263 .329 .385 .291 104 3.9 16.5 -10.5 110 11 0.0 0.9 10.1 1.8
1974 MIN MLB AL 127 494 .259 .320 .373 .282 105 0.7 12.8 -8 107 11 0.0 -2.9 6.2 0.9
1975 MIN MLB AL 131 515 .260 .327 .380 .273 105 3.3 13.6 -8.5 107 11 0.0 -2.4 6.8 1.0
1976 MIN MLB AL 67 128 .251 .308 .350 .227 104 -8.7 3.2 -1.5 67 17 0.0 -1.4 -4.0 -0.4

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
1962 MIN MLB AL 12 9 3 4 1 0 0 5 3 3 2 0 0 .444 .583 .556 .111 0 0
1963 MIN MLB AL 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .000 0 0
1964 MIN MLB AL 718 672 109 217 43 9 32 374 94 34 68 12 6 .323 .359 .557 .234 3 3
1965 MIN MLB AL 647 576 107 185 40 5 16 283 98 55 64 19 9 .321 .378 .491 .170 10 2
1966 MIN MLB AL 677 622 99 191 32 7 25 312 87 42 72 13 7 .307 .353 .502 .195 6 2
1967 MIN MLB AL 615 557 76 161 34 6 17 258 83 44 61 11 3 .289 .347 .463 .174 5 1
1968 MIN MLB AL 528 470 54 136 24 5 18 224 68 45 61 10 9 .289 .357 .477 .187 5 1
1969 MIN MLB AL 692 637 97 197 39 4 24 316 101 45 66 10 13 .309 .355 .496 .187 5 2
1970 MIN MLB AL 674 628 96 204 36 7 23 323 107 38 67 5 4 .325 .364 .514 .189 4 1
1971 MIN MLB AL 518 487 73 164 30 3 22 266 81 25 44 4 1 .337 .369 .546 .209 4 0
1972 MIN MLB AL 30 28 1 9 1 0 0 10 1 2 5 0 0 .321 .367 .357 .036 0 0
1973 MIN MLB AL 624 571 63 166 20 0 16 234 92 45 44 2 1 .291 .345 .410 .119 4 0
1974 MIN MLB AL 494 459 43 131 16 2 13 190 57 27 31 0 1 .285 .325 .414 .129 4 2
1975 MIN MLB AL 515 455 46 123 10 0 13 172 58 41 45 0 1 .270 .344 .378 .108 6 0
1976 MIN MLB AL 128 123 3 26 3 0 1 32 16 2 13 0 0 .211 .234 .260 .049 1 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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1972-06-24 - - - Right Knee Surgery -
1972-04-06 1972-06-11 66 44 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)David, your interviews are among the highlights of BP's site. I especially like the variety of subjects you choose, from retired players and coaches to prospects. Can you name a few living people you'd like to interview someday? Any people who have died since you started this who you regret not covering?
(Asinwreck from Chicago, IL)
Thanks. Kind words are always appreciated, to say the least. As for people who died (and, oh yeah, RIP poet/musician Jim Carroll; I was a fan), the one who first comes to mind passed away about a year before I began writing for BP. That was Dick Radatz, who was not only a brilliant closer but a bit of a character and apparently a wonderful man. Much more recently, I never did get a chance to interview, or even meet, Mark Fidrych. I regret that.

As for who I'd like to interview, there are certainly many. Talking to Barack Obama about baseball would certainly be enjoyable. Sitting down with Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire to talk hitting -- and only hitting -- would be great (has anyone actually done that before?). I'll be in Ft. Myers in early March, and I'd love to run into Harmon Killebrew and/or Tony Oliva in Twins camp. I want to talk to Darrell Evans. (David Laurila)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)So who loses out in the Twins OF/DH situation?
(Tim from Green Bay)
I don't see Tony Oliva getting many at-bats at all.

I have questions about every single player in that bunch - Delmon Young, Carlos Gomez, Denard Span, Jason Kubel, Mike Cuddyer - and particularly the first two, given their inabilities to get on base consistently. (Jay Jaffe)


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