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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Don James Larsen
Stat Years
1953-1967  [mlb] 1953-1967
Height/Weight
6-4 / 227
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (412) ... OF (2)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
High School
Point Loma (San Diego,CA)
Colleges
Draft
MLB Debut
1953-04-18 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.254)
Service Time
Organizations
NYA [5] SFN [3] BAL [2] KC1 [2] HOU [2] CHA [1] SLA [1] CHN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 14127 ... retro id: larsd102 ... mlbam id: 117514
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27231---7124.1638227214162192.220199891164963041.389.390.512.994.484.621.50.368
    1953MLB Totals: SLAbyYearMLB----231---7124.1738227214162192.720199891164963041.389.410.523.004.504.641.50.368
    1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27242---3214.372928121110201.2213106981889802011.509.510.803.973.574.730.90.125
    1954MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----241---3214.382928121110201.7213106981889802011.509.530.813.983.584.740.90.125
    1955New York YankeesALMLBnya18253---923.0619135156297.0813833851441021.367.520.744.734.083.530.86.818
    1955MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----251---923.0619135156297.0813833851441021.367.520.744.734.083.530.86.818
    1956New York YankeesALMLBnya18264---1153.263820619181179.2133726519961073071.276.660.954.815.363.611.11.688
    1956MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----261---1153.263820619181179.7133726519961073071.286.680.954.825.373.621.11.688
    1957New York YankeesALMLBnya18275Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1043.74272041570139.211368581287816001.437.280.775.615.224.380.93.714
    1957MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1043.75272041570139.711368581287816001.447.310.785.635.244.400.93.714
    1958New York YankeesALMLBnya18286Log - Sp - Ext - Perf963.07191953000114.11004339452550041.337.870.314.094.333.381.06.600
    1958MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf963.08191953000114.31004339452550041.337.890.324.104.343.391.06.600
    1959New York YankeesALMLBnya18297Log - Sp - Ext - Perf674.33251831373124.212265601476697021.598.811.015.494.984.690.91.462
    1959MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf674.35251831373124.712265601476697021.598.841.015.515.004.710.91.462
    1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118308Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1105.3822150037083.29755501142432001.6610.431.184.524.635.921.02.091
    1960MLB Totals: KC1byYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1105.4122150037083.79755501142432001.6710.491.194.544.655.951.02.091
    1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118319Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.20810057015.02197211132012.1312.601.206.607.805.401.181.000
    1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26319Log - Sp - Ext - Perf724.12253001322274.1643634529532011.257.750.613.516.424.361.83.778
    1961MLB Totals: KC1-CHAbyYearMLB----312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf824.14334001829289.3854541740664021.408.590.714.046.674.551.65.800
    1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn183210Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.384900025491186.1834442947586021.518.650.944.906.054.591.23.556
    1962MLB Totals: SFNbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.394900025491186.3834442947586021.518.680.944.916.064.601.23.556
    1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn363311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf773.05460002646362.0462321830444001.236.681.164.356.393.341.47.500
    1963MLB Totals: SFNbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf773.05460002646362.0462321830444001.236.681.164.356.393.341.47.500
    1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn183412Log - Sp - Ext - Perf014.35600036010.110550660001.558.710.005.235.234.351.00.000
    1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou313412Log - Sp - Ext - Perf482.2630102111201103.1923626420581011.088.010.351.745.053.142.90.333
    1964MLB Totals: SFN-HOUbyYearMLB----342Log - Sp - Ext - Perf492.4636102114261113.71024131426641011.138.110.322.075.093.262.46.308
    1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou313513Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.0611000005.18330310002.0613.500.005.061.695.060.33.000
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal183513Log - Sp - Ext - Perf122.6727100826154.0532216420400011.358.830.673.336.673.672.00.333
    1965MLB Totals: HOU-BALbyYearMLB----352Log - Sp - Ext - Perf122.8928200826159.3612519423410011.429.290.613.506.243.811.78.333
    1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn333714Log - Sp - Ext - Perf009.0030001304.05441210001.7511.252.254.502.259.000.50.000
    1967MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf009.0030001304.05441210001.7511.252.254.502.259.000.50.000
    MLB Totals (17 yrs)81913.784121714411132241261,548.01442728650130725849390261.408.380.764.224.944.231.17.471
    American League Totals (11 yrs)65713.87277160421066117111,276.71198613549108617681280231.428.450.764.354.804.321.10.478
    National League Totals (6 yrs)16203.3513511216612415271.32441151012210816811031.308.100.733.595.583.821.56.444
    New York Yankees Totals (5 yrs)45243.501289023722386655.354928625557362356170151.397.540.784.974.893.930.98.652
    San Francisco Giants Totals (3 yrs)12123.871010005410114158.71397268178310810021.407.910.974.726.144.101.30.500
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (2 yrs)4234.0256291219271255.7266128114221091202021.479.380.783.844.234.511.10.148
    St. Louis Browns Totals (1 yrs)7124.1738227214162192.720199891164963041.389.410.523.004.504.641.50.368
    Houston Colt 45s Totals (1 yrs)482.2730102111201103.3923626420581011.098.030.351.755.063.142.90.333
    Kansas City Athletics Totals (2 yrs)2105.22301600814098.711864571353564011.7410.811.194.865.135.871.06.167
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)724.13253001322274.3643634529532011.267.770.613.526.444.371.83.778
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)009.0030001304.05441210001.7511.252.254.502.259.000.50.000
    Houston Astros Totals (1 yrs)005.2911000005.38330310002.1614.120.005.291.765.290.33.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla2723p---150811123313100041400001.284.318.457.77585377.222.173.0004.7116.473.5027.03.5330.4
    1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2724p---2448862253140051502002.250.290.409.69995369.216.159.2925.2615.793.0088.01.0540.9
    1955New York YankeesALMLBnya1825p---321414610270041300001.146.222.317.53945133.268.171.1548.8928.893.2520.54.4450.0
    1956New York YankeesALMLBnya1826p---445791019502120061701002.241.294.380.67486307.215.139.2836.9819.772.8339.52.3336.8
    1957New York YankeesALMLBnya1827pL-S-E-P5315661450050161100103.250.317.339.65663195.179.089.3049.5217.461.830.00.0035.7
    1958New York YankeesALMLBnya1828pL-S-E-P6284991510413025902102.306.364.571.93557285.327.265.2978.7715.791.8012.27.0233.3
    1959New York YankeesALMLBnya1829pL-S-E-P7294781220080071501102.255.345.298.64356142.191.043.36412.5026.792.140.00.0016.7
    1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11830pL-S-E-P823293610030001100002.207.207.241.4482971.034.034.3330.0037.930.000.00.0016.7
    1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11831pL-S-E-P91820260014001501000.300.333.450.7832291.200.150.3574.5522.735.0020.04.5516.7
    1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2631pL-S-E-P92525280014000501000.320.320.440.76026111.120.120.3680.0019.230.0025.03.8512.5
    1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn1832pL-S-E-P105225350101000701000.200.200.280.4802671.080.080.2780.0026.920.000.00.0020.0
    1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3633pL-S-E-P114611120000001101000.182.250.182.4321320.091.000.2007.697.691.000.00.000.0
    1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn1834pL-S-E-P1261000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou3134pL-S-E-P1231310310000041001000.097.200.129.3293641.161.032.14311.1127.782.500.00.0033.3
    1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3135pL-S-E-P1312000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1835pL-S-E-P132711031001000400000.273.273.364.6371141.091.091.4290.0036.360.000.00.0033.3
    MLB Totals (16 yrs)47759665144255147203431380113015.242.291.371.66265322144.196.129.2916.5821.133.2142.62.1430.6
    American League Totals (11 yrs)3415266113424414710338119083015.255.303.395.69857520842.207.140.3036.6120.703.1337.62.4331.3
    National League Totals (5 yrs)1367041011010051903000.143.200.186.38678132.114.043.1966.4124.363.800.00.0020.0
    New York Yankees Totals (5 yrs)1542723766140845032865043010.243.310.382.69230710422.232.139.2879.1221.172.3234.02.6133.3
    San Francisco Giants Totals (3 yrs)10437470101001802000.189.211.243.4544091.081.054.2412.5020.008.000.00.0014.3
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (2 yrs)719962563150051902002.253.288.404.6921064010.202.151.3044.7217.923.8099.00.9440.0
    St. Louis Browns Totals (1 yrs)50811123313100041400001.284.318.457.77585377.222.173.3134.7116.473.5027.03.5330.4
    Kansas City Athletics Totals (2 yrs)414951210170011601002.245.260.327.58751162.102.082.3441.9631.3716.0049.01.9616.7
    Houston Colt 45s Totals (1 yrs)31310310000041001000.097.200.129.3293641.161.032.14311.1127.782.500.00.0033.3
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)2525280014000501000.320.320.440.76026111.120.120.3680.0019.230.0025.03.8512.5
    Houston Astros Totals (1 yrs)12000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLB23OF100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.08
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLB23P380192.2829213937.9491.000.1924.776.03
    1954Baltimore OriolesALMLB24P290201.21434134948.9801.700.2418.865.97
    1955New York YankeesALMLB25P19097.0513131918.9470.900.1912.390.59
    1956New York YankeesALMLB26P380179.21323333936.9230.900.2024.784.42
    1957New York YankeesALMLB27P270139.21020223230.9381.100.2217.587.18
    1958New York YankeesALMLB28P190114.1514222119.9051.000.1712.367.910
    1959New York YankeesALMLB29P250124.2522212927.9311.100.2216.286.28
    1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLB30P22083.248111312.9230.500.1414.395.78
    1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLB31OF100.03000331.0003.000.000.65.618
    1961Chicago White SoxALMLB31P25074.14130017171.0000.700.2315.4100.08
    1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLB31P8015.01400551.0000.600.335.044.415
    1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLB32P49086.14150319191.0000.400.2229.794.22
    1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLB33P46062.0412101716.9410.300.2628.4100.02
    1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLB34P300103.1719112726.9630.900.2518.596.88
    1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLB34P6010.12000221.0000.300.203.7100.014
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLB35P27054.0513111918.9470.700.3316.7100.07
    1965Houston AstrosNLMLB35P105.11300441.0004.000.780.6100.021
    1967Chicago CubsNLMLB37P304.00201221.0000.700.501.9100.018
    MLB Totals - (OF)2003000331.0001.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (P)41201,544922441722353336.9520.800.220.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    1953MLB38--------1-
    1954MLB29----------
    1955MLB19----------
    1956MLB38----------
    1957MLB27----------
    1958MLB19----------
    1959MLB25----------
    1960MLB22----------
    1961MLB33--------1-
    1962MLB49----------
    1963MLB46----------
    1964MLB36----------
    1965MLB28----------
    1967MLB3----------
    Totals412--------2-