Al Kaline

Hall of Fame

Right Field

1953—1974

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#32
Right Field RANK
#6

Player Detail

Albert William
GIVEN NAME
Kaline
SURNAME
December 19, 1934, in Baltimore, MD
BORN
April 6, 2020, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
DIED
1953—1974
Playing Career
Played from 18-39
PLAYING AGE
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Right Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
1968
World Series titles
Mr. Tiger, The Line
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 25, 1953
Major League Debut
October 2, 1974
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Al Kaline?

Fundametally sound outfielder, youngest batting champion, Mr. Tiger.

70

HITTING

60

POWER

60

RUNNING

80

FIELDING

80

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Prior to winning the 1955 batting title at the ripe young age of twenty, Al Kaline strengthened his hands in the off-season by squeezing rubber balls, a workout he learned from Ted Williams.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2834
3007
399
1582
.297
18 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1961 Tigers

26 Years Old

.324
AVG
19
HR
82
RBI
116
RUNS
.393
OBP
190
HITS
41
2B
7
3B
.515
SLG
66
BB
14
SB
8.4
WAR
More power than his batting title season.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.297
.376
.480

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.855
.747
114.9

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
70.5
58.5

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Al Kaline Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kaline
523
156
84
26
4
21
82
66
53
7
251
224
.297
.376
.480
855
AVG RF
532
139
72
22
4
16
81
57
79
8
219
200
.262
.335
.412
.747

Al Kaline Rankings

AT Right Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
6
6
6
6
9
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Right Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
6
6
9
6
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Al Kaline PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
92.8
48.3
32.8
24.6
5.30
73.7
43.4
30.3
21.5
5.03
BLUE = Al Kaline
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
439.4
198.9
128.1
91.6
25.1
389.8
205.2
143.3
96.9
26.7
BLUE = Al Kaline
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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