Harold Baines

Hall of Fame

Right Field

1980—2001

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Right Field RANK
#77

Player Detail

Harold Douglas
GIVEN NAME
Baines
SURNAME
March 15, 1959, in Easton, MD
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1980—2001
Playing Career
Played from 21-42
PLAYING AGE
Chicago White Sox
Oakland A's
Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians
Teams Played For
Right Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago White Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
April 10, 1980
Major League Debut
September 27, 2001
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Harold Baines?

Sweet-swinging DH who played for White Sox a gazillion times, enough to coax his pals into voting him into the Hall of Fame.

65

HITTING

65

POWER

30

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Baines was first scouted by White Sox owner Bill Veeck when Harold was 12 years old playing in Little League.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2830
2866
384
1628
.289
6 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1984 White Sox

25 Years Old

.304
AVG
29
HR
94
RBI
72
RUNS
.362
OBP
173
HITS
28
2B
10
3B
.541
SLG
54
BB
1
SB
4.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.289
.356
.465

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.820
.767
107.4

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
29.9
58.5

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

Harold Baines 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
Baines
536
155
70
26
3
21
88
57
78
2
249
213
.289
.356
.465
820
AVG RF
534
143
76
27
3
18
92
55
100
10
230
201
.267
.336
.431
.767

Harold Baines Rankings

AT Right Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
77
6 (DH)
NR
71
38
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
55
99
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Harold Baines PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
38.7
21.2
15.1
10.5
2.21
73.7
43.4
30.3
21.5
5.03
BLUE = Harold Baines
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
312.9
149.7
108.8
71.4
17.9
389.8
205.2
143.3
96.9
26.7
BLUE = Harold Baines
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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