Don Zimmer

Third Base

1954—1965

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Player LeveL
Utility Player
All-time rank
NR
Third Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Donald William
GIVEN NAME
Zimmer
SURNAME
January 17, 1931, in Cincinnati, OH
BORN
June 4, 2014, in Dunedin, FL, USA
DIED
1954—1965
Playing Career
Played from 23-34
PLAYING AGE
Brooklyn Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago Cubs
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Brooklyn Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Popeye, Zip, The Gerbil
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 165
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
July 2, 1954
Major League Debut
October 2, 1965
FINAL GAME

35

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

55

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
Zimmer nearly died and had to have two operations on his skull after being hit by a pitch in 1953.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1095
773
91
352
.235
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.235
.290
.372

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.662
.727
91.2

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
NR
57.0

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

Don Zimmer 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
Zimmer
548
129
59
22
4
15
59
41
113
8
204
172
.235
.290
.372
662
AVG 3B
533
139
70
21
4
14
77
54
74
6
212
196
.261
.330
.397
.727

Don Zimmer Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

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

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Don Zimmer PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
2.7
NA
NA
NA
0.39
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Don Zimmer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Don Zimmer
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— 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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