Harmon Killebrew

Hall of Fame

First Base

1954—1975

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#20

Player Detail

Harmon Clayton
GIVEN NAME
Killebrew
SURNAME
June 29, 1936, in Payette, ID
BORN
May 17, 2011, in Scottsdale, AZ, USA
DIED
1954—1975
Playing Career
Played from 18-39
PLAYING AGE
Washington Senators
Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Minnesota Twins
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Killer
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 23, 1954
Major League Debut
September 26, 1975
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Harmon Killebrew?

Hit high, long home runs in bunches. And he did it for a lot of years, mostly in a Twins uniform.

60

HITTING

80

POWER

30

RUNNING

40

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
Killebrew hit the longest home runs ever recorded at Metropolitan Stadium (520 feet), and Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. He was the first batter to hit a ball over the left field roof at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2435
2086
573
1584
.256
13 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1969 AL MVP

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1967 Twins

31 Years Old

.269
AVG
44
HR
113
RBI
105
RUNS
.408
OBP
147
HITS
24
2B
1
3B
.558
SLG
131
BB
1
SB
6.5
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.256
.376
.509

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.884
.765
116.0

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
49.2
52.3

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

Harmon Killebrew 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
Killebrew
497
127
78
18
1
35
97
95
104
1
253
225
.256
.376
.509
884
AVG 1B
527
139
68
22
3
19
85
61
79
4
223
204
.264
.342
.423
.765

Harmon Killebrew Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
20
22
19
22
14
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
15
25
36
33
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Harmon Killebrew PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
60.4
38.1
25.6
18.6
4.01
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Harmon Killebrew
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
370.4
210.6
146.1
105.2
24.6
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Harmon Killebrew
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— 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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