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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

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   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  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  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  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  265  12   3   3   0  11  MVP-17
 1957 31 MLN NL  114  335   33   81  15   8   6   46  14   7   10   53  .242  .261  .388  .650  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  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  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  277   0   3   1   3   3  MVP-12
 1961 35 MLN NL  153  577   79  166   9   6  19   76  11   7   58   82  .288  .349  .423  .772  244   0   9   3   1  14  MVP-13
 1962 36 DEA AL  110  434   79  139  23   5  22   70   8   3   36   50  .320  .379  .548  .927  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  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   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 162 games        600   81  164  23  10  12   63  21   7   47   88                          244   4   5   3   2   9
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 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)


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
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+

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


Transaction 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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