Bobby Murcer

Center Field

1965—1983

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#44

Player Detail

Bobby Ray
GIVEN NAME
Murcer
SURNAME
May 20, 1946, in Oklahoma City, OK
BORN
July 12, 2008, in Oklahoma City, OK, USA
DIED
1965—1983
Playing Career
Played from 19-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Lemon
NICKNAME
1
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 8, 1965
Major League Debut
June 11, 1983
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bobby Murcer?

The man who replaced Mickey Mantle in center field for Yankees, never lived up to that unjustified comparison, and had a fine career.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Bobby was signed by Yankees scout Tom Greenwade, the same scout who signed fellow Oklahoman Mickey Mantle.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1908
1862
252
1043
.277
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1972 Yankees

26 Years Old

.292
AVG
33
HR
96
RBI
102
RUNS
.361
OBP
171
HITS
30
2B
7
3B
.537
SLG
63
BB
11
SB
8.2
WAR
Batted .367 in June.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.277
.357
.445

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.802
.730
110.4

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
30.9
60.2

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

Bobby Murcer 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
Murcer
523
145
76
22
3
20
81
67
65
10
233
214
.277
.357
.445
802
AVG CF
536
143
73
23
5
13
64
52
79
17
213
198
.266
.333
.397
.730

Bobby Murcer Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
44
77
57 (RF)
67
35 (RF)
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
72
56
30
29
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bobby Murcer PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
32.1
29.7
26.4
19.7
2.72
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Bobby Murcer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
271.9
185.2
142.9
98.2
23.0
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Bobby Murcer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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