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Bill Bruton
William Haron Bruton

Bats Left, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 169 lb.

MLB Debut April 13, 1953
Final Game October 2, 1964
Born December 22, 1925 in Panola, AL
Died December 5, 1995 (age 69)

Batting   Glossary     Home Run Log       Vs. All Pitchers
 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   OPS+   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1953 27 MLN NL  154  658   91  180  18  15   6   65  42  10   49  111  .274  .326  .374  .700    96   246   2   7   0   6   8  
 1954 28 MLN NL  135  588   79  156  21   8   2   40  33   8   26  100  .265  .299  .338  .637    89   199   2   2   0   3   5  
 1955 29 MLN NL  125  486   63  125  24   7   6   45  16   5   38   53  .257  .311  .372  .683    96   181   4   5   2   2   4  
 1956 30 MLN NL  153  564   75  155  25  17  17   69  20   7   32   67  .275  .312  .470  .782   102   265  12   3   3   0  11  
 1957 31 MLN NL  114  335   33   81  15   8   6   46  14   7   10   53  .242  .261  .388  .650    91   130   1   3   0   0  12  
 1958 32 MLN NL  112  361   42   83   8   3   4   23   6   5   24   53  .230  .283  .302  .585    83   109   0   1   0   3  10  
 1959 33 MLN NL  135  531   61  143  27   6   6   44   8   0   38   71  .269  .317  .377  .694    97   200   5   2   6   0  10  
 1960 34 MLN NL  154  584   79  176  22  11  19   77  16   8   53  105  .301  .361  .474  .835   119   277   0   3   1   3   3  
 1961 35 MLN NL  153  577   79  166   9   6  19   76  11   7   58   82  .288  .349  .423  .772   106   244   0   9   3   1  14  
 1962 36 DEA AL  110  434   79  139  23   5  22   70   8   3   36   50  .320  .379  .548  .927   121   238   9   2   3   6   8  
 1963 37 DEA AL  125  503   82  141  27  11   8   45  17  10   56   64  .280  .348  .425  .774   109   214   6   7   0   0   3  
 1964 38 DEA AL  121  270   35   70   6   5   2   18  11   2   44   57  .259  .360  .341  .700   100    92   0   3   7   0   5  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 12 Seasons     1591 5891  798 1615 225 102 117  618 202  72  464  866  .274  .327  .407  .734        2395  41  47  25  24  93
 Per 600 PA           547   74  150  21   9  11   57  19   7   43   80                                 222   4   4   2   2   9
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
   With MLN     1235 4684  602 1265 169  81  85  485 166  57  328  695  .270  .318  .395  .713        1851  26  35  15  18  77
   With DEA      356 1207  196  350  56  21  32  133  36  15  136  171  .290  .361  .451  .812         544  15  12  10   6  16
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 MLB Totals     1610 6056  937 1651 241 102  94  545 207  89  482  793  .273  .328  .393  .720        2378  72  29  32  29  73
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1953 27 MLN NL  34   86   4.6   0   0   0  .000   5   67   55  .821    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e9    65   
 1954 28 MLN NL  35   62   3.8   2   1   0  .500   3   63   60  .952    0    0  .000  OF   1(+1)e8   -63   
 1955 29 MLN NL  12   59   4.2   2   1   0  .500  10   58   52  .897    0    0  .000  OF   1(+1)e15  -44   
 1956 30 MLN NL  27   80   4.9   0   0   0  .000  13   90   83  .922    0    0  .000  OF   1(+1)e15   59   
 1957 31 MLN NL  10   29   2.9   6   1   0  .167   8   47   37  .787    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e8  -106   
 1958 32 MLN NL   8   29   2.7   0   0   0  .000   6   38   29  .763    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e8  -111   
 1959 33 MLN NL  22   64   4.3   2   0   0  .000   2   53   45  .849    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e4   -42   
 1960 34 MLN NL  25  103   6.6   0   0   0  .000   6   55   42  .764    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e6    78   
 1961 35 MLN NL  25   85   5.2   1   0   0  .000   5   82   70  .854    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e5    60   
 1962 36 DEA AL   8   90   7.7   3   2   0  .667   7   50   39  .780    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e8   151   
 1963 37 DEA AL   8   78   5.5   2   0   0  .000   3   66   50  .758    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e4    71   
 1964 38 DEA AL   8   36   4.7  22   7   0  .318   5   37   28  .757    0    0  .000  OF   2(+1)e5   -45   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 12 Seasons          805   4.8  40  12   0  .300  73  706  590  .836    0    0  .000                  15   0
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 19.3 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 18.0 (Likely HOFer ~ 100)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO     A     E   DP    FP    GS    Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
 1953 27 MLN NL  CF   154   401    25    5    3   .988   154  1374.1   2.79
 1954 28 MLN NL  CF   130   361     9    3    1   .992   130  1171.2   2.84  GG
 1955 29 MLN NL  CF   119   283    10   10    1   .967   113  1037.0   2.54
 1956 30 MLN NL  CF   153   410     7   13    1   .970   149  1339.1   2.80  GG
 1957 31 MLN NL  CF   105   208     9    8    3   .964    80   773.2   2.52
 1958 32 MLN NL  CF   104   186    15    6    0   .971    85   787.2   2.30
                 RF     4     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     6.2   1.35
                 LF     2     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     3.0   3.00
 1959 33 MLN NL  CF   133   298    16    2    0   .994   132  1194.0   2.37
 1960 34 MLN NL  CF   110   269    12    5    0   .983   110   977.2   2.59
                 LF    30    58     2    0    0  1.000    29   264.2   2.04
                 RF    14    23     0    1    0   .958    14   123.2   1.67
 1961 35 MLN NL  CF   151   408    22    5    4   .989   151  1343.2   2.88  GG
 1962 36 DEA AL  CF   104   282     9    7    0   .977   100   886.1   2.95
 1963 37 DEA AL  CF   123   312    11    3    0   .991   121  1070.2   2.72
                 LF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
 1964 38 DEA AL  CF    74   149     6    5    0   .969    66   593.2   2.35
                 LF    26    15     0    0    0  1.000     3    64.0   2.11
                 RF     2     0     0    0    0   .000     0     4.0   0.00
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
                               CAREER TOTALS BY POSITION
                 CF  1460  3567   151   72   13   .981  1391 12549.2   2.67
                 LF    59    74     2    0    0  1.000    32   332.2   2.06
                 RF    20    24     0    1    0   .960    14   134.1   1.61
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+

Postseason Stats   Postseason Register
 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA   OBP   SLG  SB 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1962 WS    DEA SFN   L    4  16  1  8  1  0  0   1  1  1  .500  .556  .562  1
 1964 WS    DEA CIN   L    3   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


Draft History


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1953  MLN   92-62   Jim Pardee
 1954  MLN   82-72   Jim Pardee
 1955  MLN   76-78   John Storer
 1956  MLN   88-66   John Storer
 1957  MLN   86-68   John Storer
 1958  MLN   80-74   John Storer
 1959  MLN   91-63   Jeff Tripodi
 1960  MLN   75-79   Jeff Tripodi
 1961  MLN   81-73   Jeff Tripodi
 1962  DEA   95-67   Alan Boodman
 1963  DEA   88-74   Steve Dewing, Alan Boodman
 1964  DEA   97-66   Steve Dewing

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