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Phil Rizzuto SSYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 6711 .273 .351 .355 95 31.9
Birth Date9-25-1917
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Age102 years, 6 months, 14 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
1941 NYA 23 133 548 158 20 9 3 27 36 1 14 5 .307 .343 .398 101 3.1 3.3 0.0 2.8
1942 NYA 24 144 613 157 24 7 4 44 40 6 22 6 .284 .343 .374 104 5.7 9.9 0.0 4.2
1946 NYA 28 126 518 121 17 1 2 34 39 6 14 7 .257 .315 .310 86 -5.5 5.2 0.0 1.9
1947 NYA 29 153 623 150 26 9 2 57 31 8 11 6 .273 .350 .364 96 -0.4 6.4 0.0 3.2
1948 NYA 30 128 539 117 13 2 6 60 24 2 6 5 .252 .340 .328 91 -3.1 3.5 0.0 2.2
1949 NYA 31 153 712 169 22 7 5 72 34 1 18 6 .275 .352 .358 93 -2.5 5.5 0.0 3.2
1950 NYA 32 155 735 200 36 7 7 92 39 7 12 8 .324 .418 .439 122 30.5 7.4 2.4 6.8
1951 NYA 33 144 629 148 21 6 2 58 27 5 18 3 .274 .350 .346 90 -6.0 4.7 -4.5 2.0
1952 NYA 34 152 673 147 24 10 2 67 42 5 17 6 .254 .337 .341 83 -9.7 0.9 0.1 1.6
1953 NYA 35 134 506 112 21 3 2 71 39 4 4 3 .271 .383 .351 100 1.9 0.9 5.1 2.9
1954 NYA 36 127 369 60 11 0 2 41 23 1 3 2 .195 .291 .251 73 -10.7 3.9 1.4 1.0
1955 NYA 37 81 181 37 4 1 1 22 18 3 7 1 .259 .369 .322 91 -1.1 2.2 -6.0 0.2
1956 NYA 38 31 65 12 0 0 0 6 6 0 3 0 .231 .310 .231 71 -2.0 1.1 -2.2 -0.1
Career16616711158823962386513984914958.273.351.355950.354.9-3.731.9

Statistics for All Levels

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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
1941 NYA MLB AL 133 548 .267 .337 .395 .000 102 11.9 14.1 6.4 101 14 0.0 3.3 3.1 2.8
1942 NYA MLB AL 144 613 .259 .327 .362 .000 101 16.7 15.1 7 104 13 0.0 9.9 5.7 4.2
1946 NYA MLB AL 126 518 .250 .318 .357 .000 105 -9.5 11.7 5.4 86 13 0.0 5.2 -5.5 1.9
1947 NYA MLB AL 153 623 .258 .326 .369 .000 85 19.1 16.4 7.5 96 10 0.0 6.4 -0.4 3.2
1948 NYA MLB AL 128 539 .270 .345 .390 .000 106 -1.2 14.8 6.8 91 10 0.0 3.5 -3.1 2.2
1949 NYA MLB AL 153 712 .269 .348 .385 .000 103 2.6 19.2 8.9 93 11 0.0 5.5 -2.5 3.2
1950 NYA MLB AL 155 735 .270 .350 .406 .000 104 36.4 20.5 9.4 122 9 2.4 7.4 30.5 6.8
1951 NYA MLB AL 144 629 .262 .341 .381 .000 91 8.1 17.1 7.9 90 9 -4.5 4.7 -6.0 2.0
1952 NYA MLB AL 152 673 .253 .321 .366 .000 102 -6.7 16.0 7.4 83 9 0.1 0.9 -9.7 1.6
1953 NYA MLB AL 134 506 .261 .331 .385 .000 95 11.3 14.0 6.4 100 9 5.1 0.9 1.9 2.9
1954 NYA MLB AL 127 369 .254 .325 .373 .204 83 -14.6 10.1 4.6 73 11 1.4 3.9 -10.7 1.0
1955 NYA MLB AL 81 181 .258 .324 .373 .290 97 -0.1 5.0 2.3 91 17 -6.0 2.2 -1.1 0.2
1956 NYA MLB AL 31 65 .262 .338 .398 .261 119 -2.9 1.8 0.8 71 11 -2.2 1.1 -2.0 -0.1

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
1941 NYA MLB AL 548 515 65 158 20 9 3 205 46 27 36 14 5 .307 .343 .398 .091 5
1942 NYA MLB AL 613 553 79 157 24 7 4 207 68 44 40 22 6 .284 .343 .374 .090 10
1946 NYA MLB AL 518 471 53 121 17 1 2 146 38 34 39 14 7 .257 .315 .310 .053 7
1947 NYA MLB AL 623 549 78 150 26 9 2 200 60 57 31 11 6 .273 .350 .364 .091 9
1948 NYA MLB AL 539 464 65 117 13 2 6 152 50 60 24 6 5 .252 .340 .328 .075 13
1949 NYA MLB AL 712 614 110 169 22 7 5 220 65 72 34 18 6 .275 .352 .358 .083 25
1950 NYA MLB AL 735 617 125 200 36 7 7 271 66 92 39 12 8 .324 .418 .439 .115 19
1951 NYA MLB AL 629 540 87 148 21 6 2 187 43 58 27 18 3 .274 .350 .346 .072 26
1952 NYA MLB AL 673 578 89 147 24 10 2 197 43 67 42 17 6 .254 .337 .341 .087 23
1953 NYA MLB AL 506 413 54 112 21 3 2 145 54 71 39 4 3 .271 .383 .351 .080 18
1954 NYA MLB AL 369 307 47 60 11 0 2 77 15 41 23 3 2 .195 .291 .251 .055 2 18
1955 NYA MLB AL 181 143 19 37 4 1 1 46 9 22 18 7 1 .259 .369 .322 .063 0 13
1956 NYA MLB AL 65 52 6 12 0 0 0 12 6 6 6 3 0 .231 .310 .231 .000 0 7

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was at the Seaver game and, if I recall correctly, it was Phil Rizzuto too and they brought a cow onto the field. My clearest memory is Don Baylor coming up in the ninth and hitting the ball to the warning track to end the game on what was almost a tying or winning home run.
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
You have a good memory, edwardarthur! Baylor just missed a sinker and hit one of the tallest fly balls I have ever seen, but it was caught by Reid Nichols in LF. I spoke with Don about this years later, and he knew he was on it, just enough off the barrel to stay in the park. And yes, I think there might have been a cow on the field pre-game! (Dan Evans)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Players aren't Strat cards, but I could swear the Yankee captain's legal name is "Derek Sanderson gb(SS)A"
(Mr. Richman from Greenport)
Aye, reminds me well of George Kell's 1950 card, where the entire two column was one flavor of gbA or another, except for the lineout-Max spot. The friend who drafted Kell had to endure a full season's worth of rolling a two with men on, but our replay of that AL season just confirmed what the season itself proved: whoever had Phil Rizzuto was going to win. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Dom DiMaggio's recent passing, could you please put his career into historical perspective? How about some sort of "Joe-Independent Career Analysis"?
(BL from Bozeman)
I had to read this three times before I realized you meant DiMaggio-Independent and not Sheehan; I didn't remember Joe writing anything about the Little Professor. Dom was a great ballplayer in his own right, not just because he was Joe's little brother. Writing the day after his death, I said he was like Brett Butler but with more walks and a bit more pop, though it's hard to separate his production from Fenway Park, which was oh so friendly in those days. He was probably a better fielder than Joe--so was older brother Vince, an underrated player for various reasons--but they were all very good outfielders. Some like to see Dom as a Hall of Famer, especially if you give him credit for his missed WW II years, but I don't quite see it that way. It wasn't just the war that shortened his career--he quit when Lou Boudreau decided to bench him in 1953, there's the park factor... I mean, if Phil Rizzuto is in, I guess he could be in, as he performed a similar role--leadoff hitter, defensive centerpiece of a very good team. Then again, Rizzuto had 93 rings and Dom's Red Sox had just the one pennant, and it's kind of a reductionist argument. Anyway, he was a very good player, regardless of his surname. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the greatest bunter of all time (please say Alvaro Espinoza)?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Can I say Phil Rizzuto instead? Espinoza was one of the very good ones that I've seen. Jay Bell was another. Man, I used to have arguments with my best friends about Espinoza. They would say he was a great bunter, great defender, and I would foam at the mouth and scream that he had an OBP of .250, so who cared if he was a great defender, could fly, or heal the sick? After awhile they did it just to watch my reaction. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm sure you remember that Bill James writes that the Yankees were able to lead the league in double plays so many times in the 50s, despite a constantly shifting middle infield, because "Gid McDougald could do anything." Of course, if most teams had a player like gil McDougald, he'd be starting somwhere in the infield, if they were smart. Then again, some teams and players think that 60 innings of good pitching is worth more than 175...
(Matt from Mt. Albert, ON)
Well, Gil did start. The thing was, he was good enough that if, say, Phil Rizzuto's bat died of old age and they needed a shortstop, he started at shortstop. If it turned out that Rizzuto could hit a little bit and Billy Martin had been drafted and Jerry Coleman was hurt, he could play second. If the Yankees couldn't come up with a better third baseman than Andy Carey, and they never could, then McDougald could pick it at third. It wasn't that he wasn't starting, it's that he was starting everywhere, depending on need. It's a very smart way of doing things if you have that kind of flexibility -- kind of like what Tony LaRussa did with Tony Phillips, except you have to imagine Phillips as a gold glover instead of a butcher. (Steven Goldman)


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