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Don Buford
Donald Alvin Buford

Bats Both, Throws Right
Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lb.

MLB Debut September 14, 1963
Final Game October 3, 1972
Born February 2, 1937 in Linden, TX

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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 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1963 26 CHA AL    8   13    1    3   0   1   0    4   0   0    0    3  .231  .231  .385  .615    5   0   0   0   0   1  
 1964 27 CHA AL  129  490   75  128  13   8   6   43  12   6   47   60  .261  .330  .357  .687  175  15   1   2   4  18  
 1965 28 CHA AL  156  633   79  169  16   3  10   57  13   4   66   90  .267  .342  .349  .691  221   2   2   4   7   5  
 1966 29 CHA AL  161  647   93  175  31   8  11   55  66  17   72   74  .270  .346  .394  .740  255   9   1   5   3   6  MVP-18
 1967 30 CHA AL  151  586   56  123  17   7   1   34  21   9   59   62  .210  .281  .268  .549  157   4   2   0   0   3  
 1968 31 BAA AL  114  394   58  118  14   1  16   43  27   8   36   35  .299  .364  .462  .826  182   4   2   4   5   3  
 1969 32 BAA AL  156  628   97  163  27   2  10   68  14  12   89   73  .260  .356  .357  .712  224   7   4   1   7  14  
 1970 33 BAA AL  152  545   98  144  17   6  14   51  11   5  125   44  .264  .408  .394  .802  215   6   3   2   9   5  
 1971 34 BAA AL  137  486  102  149  18   4  29   74  12   5   81   52  .307  .416  .539  .955  262   2   1   5  11   3  MVP-10
 1972 35 BAA AL   63   79    7   17   2   0   0    2   0   0    6   21  .215  .279  .241  .520   19   1   0   0   1   0  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 10 Seasons     1227 4501  666 1189 155  40  97  431 176  66  581  514  .264  .353  .381  .734 1715  50  16  23  47  58
 Per 162 games        594   88  157  20   5  13   57  23   9   77   68                          226   7   2   3   6   8
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 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
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1963 26 CHA AL   8    0   1.9   4   1   0  .250   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  3B   4e22     -144   
 1964 27 CHA AL  23   56   3.8   4   2   0  .500  20  112   73  .652    0    0  .000  2B   3e27        2   
 1965 28 CHA AL  39   81   4.6   1   0   0  .000   9   71   47  .662    0    0  .000  3B   3e6       -56   
 1966 29 CHA AL  23   96   5.2   1   1   0 1.000  27   78   39  .500    0    0  .000  3B   3e32       68   
 1967 30 CHA AL  33   48   2.7   8   1   0  .125  23   75   34  .453    0    0  .000  3B   3e31      -89   
 1968 31 BAA AL  20   70   6.5  13   3   0  .231   5   42   29  .690    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e4     22   
 1969 32 BAA AL  24   82   4.5   1   1   0 1.000   9   47   27  .574    0    0  .000  OF   2(0)e5   -101   
 1970 33 BAA AL  30  101   6.5   3   0   0  .000  13   72   37  .514    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e4    -14   
 1971 34 BAA AL  16  117   9.1  13   6   1  .462   1   59   41  .695    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e4     66   
 1972 35 BAA AL  67    5   2.5  32   4   0  .125   0    4    3  .750    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e3    -73   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 10 Seasons          661   5.1  80  19   1  .238 107  560  330  .589    0    0  .000                 -17   1
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 22.7 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP   GS   Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+
 1963 26 CHA AL  3B    3     1    2    0    0 1.000    2   20.2  1.31
 1964 27 CHA AL  2B  120   271  281   19   59  .967  107 1003.2  4.95
                 3B   13     7   25    1    4  .970   12  101.0  2.85
                 SS    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    6.0  1.50
 1965 28 CHA AL  3B  152   100  361    9   17  .981  147 1338.2  3.10
                 2B    1     3    1    0    1 1.000    1    8.0  4.50
 1966 29 CHA AL  3B  160   121  371   27   21  .948  160 1449.2  3.05
                 LF    1     0    0    0    0  .000    0    1.0  0.00
 1967 30 CHA AL  3B  140   107  381   23   24  .955  134 1239.0  3.54
                 2B    4     6   10    0    1 1.000    3   22.0  6.55
                 LF    3     0    0    0    0  .000    0    4.0  0.00
                 SS    1     1    1    0    0 1.000    0    3.0  6.00
 1968 31 BAA AL  LF   93   153    8    1    2  .994   87  766.2  1.89
                 2B   11    25   16    4    4  .911    8   73.2  5.01
                 3B    1     2    2    0    0 1.000    1    8.0  4.50
                 RF    4     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    4.0  2.25
                 CF    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    2.0  4.50
 1969 32 BAA AL  LF  118   190    8    3    1  .985  118 1052.1  1.69
                 3B   32    30   54    5    5  .944   32  286.1  2.64
                 2B    6    15   13    1    4  .966    4   44.2  5.64
 1970 33 BAA AL  LF  112   208    8    2    0  .991  106  922.1  2.11
                 2B   40    96   84   11   32  .942   39  329.2  4.91
                 3B    2     1    2    0    1 1.000    0    6.0  4.50
 1971 34 BAA AL  LF  125   229    9    1    1  .996  120 1076.1  1.99
                 CF    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    1    8.0  1.12
 1972 35 BAA AL  LF   28    22    2    0    0 1.000   10  121.0  1.79
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+

Postseason Stats   Postseason Register
 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA   OBP   SLG  SB 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1963 WS    CHA SFN   L    4   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  0  .000  .250  .000  0
 1966 WS    CHA SFN   W    5  19  2  2  1  0  0   0  2  2  .105  .190  .158  2
 1969 ALCS  BAA MNA   W    5  21  2  5  0  1  0   1  0  1  .238  .273  .333  1
      WS    BAA NYN   W    6  22  2  8  1  0  0   3  5  5  .364  .481  .409  2
 1971 ALCS  BAA OAA   L    4  20  1  4  0  0  1   4  0  3  .200  .200  .350  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1963  CHA   95-67   Jon Fellows
 1964  CHA   96-67   Jon Fellows
 1965  CHA   79-83   Jon Fellows
 1966  CHA   95-67   Jon Fellows
 1967  CHA   88-74   Jon Fellows
 1968  BAA   82-80   Mike Skiffington
 1969  BAA   94-68   Mike Skiffington
 1970  BAA   93-69   Mike Skiffington
 1971  BAA   96-66   Mike Skiffington
 1972  BAA   78-84   Mike Skiffington, Mike Rescigno

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