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Dick GroatHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1952-1967 MLB Years: 1952-1967
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1877, 3B-27, 2B-1, 1B-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Morrow Groat
HeightWeight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 4,1930 [87.107]PlaceWilkinsburg,Pennsylvania
High SchoolSwissvale (Swissvale,PA)
CollegeDuke University (Durham,NC)
MLB DebutJune 19,1952 [21.227]
OrganizationsPIT [9] SLN [3] PHI [2] SFN [1] Awards1Awards Voting5-487
TBC Player ID12196Retrosheet IDgroad101MLBAM ID115176
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed45Power38Contact95XBH36RBIs47Runs41Hitting80Durability88Team.500Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss219538438109611292419271110018.284.319.313.6321208415.303.029.073.2984.586.511.420.24384.007.34
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss241515214513928245102382611111120.267.317.351.66818334572.274.084.154.2986.644.550.680.70130.2524.46
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss25142520401421930370335250173314.273.317.321.63816722575.285.048.110.2906.094.350.710.000.0015.49
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss26125501581583057540127283146116.315.350.437.78721942551.320.122.174.3484.905.081.041.2771.5726.58
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss2715158467175369366222332465721.300.328.408.73623848622.310.108.147.3223.705.141.390.48194.6727.43
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss2814759374163227551023235294221.275.312.361.67321434640.284.086.137.3015.005.471.090.78118.6020.86
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss2913857385186264250023935412107.325.371.394.76522632629.343.069.134.3476.205.560.900.32286.5017.20
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss3014859671164256655044044174022.275.320.367.68721937648.287.092.153.3096.176.791.100.9399.3322.56
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss3116167876199343261213161356114.294.325.361.68624539723.317.067.115.3084.298.441.970.28339.0019.60
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24ss32158631852014311673315658674218.319.377.450.82728460704.342.131.223.3677.958.241.040.85105.1729.85
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24ss3316163670186356170234442097315.292.335.371.70623642696.308.079.146.3146.326.030.950.14636.0022.58
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24ss3415358755149265052115650147211.254.316.315.63118531655.274.061.157.2868.557.630.890.000.0020.81
1966Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24ss3515558458152214253214038574620.260.311.320.63118727640.274.060.130.2816.255.940.950.31292.0017.76
1967Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24ss361026330001004401000.115.233.115.3483031.136.000.154.18212.9012.901.000.000.000.00
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn20ss3634704121104006702013.171.237.214.45115278.190.043.129.2067.698.971.170.000.0016.67
1967Totals for NL-NL         4496715110500101103013.156.236.188.424182109.176.032.135.1999.1710.091.100.000.0013.33
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter19297484829213835267397071427490512311225239220.286.330.366.69627414588179.301.080.144.0005.996.261.040.48191.9021.42
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter125849505541435226403045462128431319923025153.290.329.370.69918312965375.303.080.134.0005.285.821.100.56165.0020.63
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter47218542105361042271956515615072018744.289.343.380.7237051332055.308.091.176.0007.597.300.960.34264.8624.81
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16561061155214254214442584620.254.308.311.61919027671.268.057.131.0006.566.260.950.30305.0017.42
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter34704121104006702013.171.237.214.45115278.190.043.129.0007.698.971.170.000.0016.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games162629701803063591241433104318.286.330.366.69623038687.301.080.144.0005.996.261.040.48191.9021.42

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit21SS94--2292722561526501.9525.33------9598.961.0
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24SS149--33045032107812780.9615.23------15198.796.8
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25SS141--2874203474741707.9545.01------14299.391.6
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit253B2--14-1551.0002.50------1421.41.3
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit263B2---51-65.8332.50------1251.61.3
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26SS123--2263802074626606.9684.93------12598.479.9
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27SS149--30746120127788768.9755.15------15198.796.8
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28SS145--3014732997803774.9645.34------14798.694.2
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29SS136--2374432492704680.9665.00------13898.688.3
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit303B1--21--331.0003.00------1480.70.6
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30SS144--23547332117740708.9574.92------14897.393.5
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31SS161--31452138126873835.9565.19------161100.0100.0
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32SS158--2574482691731705.9644.46------158100.097.5
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33SS160--2494994091788748.9494.68------16199.498.8
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln343B2---5-1551.0002.50------1531.31.2
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34SS148--2424502786719692.9624.68------15396.791.9
1966Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi351B1---------------1550.60.6
1966Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi353B20--1837125655.9822.75------15512.912.3
1966Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35SS139--2604541979733714.9745.14------15589.785.8
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn362B1---1--111.0001.00------342.90.6
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36SS24--18446106862.9122.58------3470.614.8
1967Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi36SS6--1323253836.9476.00------1060.03.7
MLB Totals for SS - 14 season(s)-   SS1877--35055811374123796909316.9614.96------18770.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B27--2152247573.9732.70------270.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1---------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit21----94------
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24----149------
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25----1412-----
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26----1232-----
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27----149------
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28----145------
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29----136------
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30----1441-----
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31----161------
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32----158------
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33----160------
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34----1482-----
1966Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35--1-13920-----
1967San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36---124------
1967Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi36----6------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB29728362002000100000.214.214.286.5008228.222.072.0710.003.570.000.000.0033.33
1964St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB33726351101004300000.192.300.308.6088230.217.116.26913.3310.000.750.000.0040.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs14546113103004400000.204.259.296.55516458.220.092.1676.906.901.000.000.0036.36

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1960National League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1967-06-22Purchased by Giants from Phillies. 
1965-10-27TradeTraded by Cardinals with Bob Uecker and Bill White to Phillies for Alex Johnson, Art Mahaffey and Pat Corrales. 
1962-11-19TradeTraded by Pirates with Diomedes Olivo to Cardinals for Don Cardwell and Julio Gotay. 
1952-06-16ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.