Don Blasingame

Second Base

1955—1966

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Don Lee
GIVEN NAME
Blasingame
SURNAME
March 16, 1932, in Corinth, MS
BORN
April 13, 2005, in Fountain Hills, AZ, USA
DIED
1955—1966
Playing Career
Played from 23-34
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Cincinnati Reds
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Blazer
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 20, 1955
Major League Debut
August 27, 1966
FINAL GAME

30

HITTING

30

POWER

30

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
After his MLB career, Don spent three seasons in Japan playing with the Nankai Hawks, then coached in that country for several years.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1444
1366
21
308
.258
1 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1957 Cardinals

25 Years Old

.271
AVG
8
HR
58
RBI
108
RUNS
.343
OBP
176
HITS
25
2B
7
3B
.368
SLG
71
BB
21
SB
5.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.258
.329
.327

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.656
.661
99.3

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
18.1
58.2

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

Don Blasingame 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
Blasingame
535
138
74
18
6
2
31
56
47
11
175
195
.258
.329
.327
656
AVG 2B
538
135
66
21
4
8
53
47
68
8
187
185
.251
.313
.348
.661

Don Blasingame Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
120
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
97
94
99
77
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Don Blasingame PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
18.4
17.9
13.3
12.7
2.06
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Don Blasingame
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
137.5
112.2
83.8
57.7
15.4
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Don Blasingame
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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