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Jim PiersallHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1950-1967 MLB Years: 1950-1967
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PositionsOF-1614, SS-30, 3B-2Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Anthony Piersall
Height6-0Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 14,1929PlaceWaterbury,Connecticut
Death DateJune 3,2017 [87.201]
High SchoolLeavenworth (Waterbury,CT)
MLB DebutSeptember 7,1950 [20.297]
OrganizationsBOS [8] CAL [3] CLE [3] ANA [2] WS2 [2] NYN [1] Awards2Awards Voting5-98
TBC Player ID16630Retrosheet IDpierj102MLBAM ID120568
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed86Power52Contact83XBH48RBIs53Runs61Hitting72Durability65Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24of2067420000004000000.286.545.286.8312011.286.000.571.43836.360.000.000.000.000.00
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2ss-of225616128438011633282614002.267.379.335.714549194.313.068.242.34414.4313.400.930.52161.0020.93
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of2315158576159219352111041529190012.272.329.354.68320733654.294.082.154.3166.277.951.270.46195.0020.75
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of2413347477135242838513642352013.285.338.395.73318734520.298.110.194.3376.928.081.171.5459.2525.19
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of25149515681462551362616752296716.283.364.427.79122043599.292.144.283.35411.198.680.782.1739.6229.45
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of261556019117640614877758481912219.293.350.449.79927060681.294.156.253.3538.527.050.832.0642.9334.09
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of2715160910315927519631466254475117.261.331.415.74625351687.259.154.269.3349.027.860.872.7732.0532.08
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37of2813041755991358481224243046211.237.303.350.65314626469.245.113.237.2938.969.171.021.7152.1326.26
1959Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37of29100317427813243063253128212.246.303.338.64110719354.261.092.180.2907.068.761.241.1379.2524.36
1960Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37of301384867013712418661852438084317.282.313.434.74721134522.274.152.228.3294.607.281.583.4527.0024.82
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37of3112148481156267640824346243118.322.378.442.82021439536.345.120.221.3658.028.581.071.1280.6725.00
1962Washington Senators IIALMLBws237of32135471381152044311273953041312.244.301.329.63015528515.267.085.178.2857.5710.291.360.78117.7524.35
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws237of33299492310154061102202.245.284.287.571272104.262.042.149.2595.7710.581.830.9694.008.70
1963New York MetsNLMLBnyn34of334012413244111012101404213.194.250.266.516336140.207.072.145.2327.1410.001.400.71124.0025.00
1963Totals for MLB-MLB         8927026636121953213009416.233.285.285.570779304.252.052.137.2586.919.871.430.66135.0014.29
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana4of3320524161004015503001.308.368.327.69517160.340.019.096.3198.338.331.000.000.006.25
1963Totals for MLB-MLB         8927026636121953213009416.233.285.285.570779304.252.052.137.2586.919.871.430.66135.0014.29
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana4of3487255288011021353163204115.314.353.380.7339713276.351.066.137.3285.8011.592.000.72127.5016.25
1965California AngelsALMLBcal4of35531121030522122251513013.268.305.402.707459121.295.134.179.3124.1312.403.001.6556.0030.00
1966California AngelsALMLBcal4of367512314265001412131906208.211.283.252.535315144.245.041.138.2479.0313.191.460.000.0019.23
1967California AngelsALMLBcal4of3753000000000201000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter1734589081116042565210459111557524583251044823161.272.332.386.71822764126591.286.114.213.0007.958.851.111.5856.6325.69
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter9313369502919158326636658303383172057311290.273.340.397.73713392563815.283.124.233.0008.868.310.941.7351.0527.86
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter35912871933715113281363210921154209537.288.335.413.748532921412.297.125.214.0006.528.141.251.9845.9624.80
Washington Senators II Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter164565471382145361674564063314.244.299.322.62118230619.267.078.173.0007.2710.341.420.81113.0021.74
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter107307329612021754213707116.313.356.371.72711414336.349.058.130.0006.2511.011.760.60153.5014.58
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13323824561022263418361102111.235.290.319.6097614269.267.084.155.0006.6913.382.000.74119.0025.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4012413244111012101404213.194.250.266.516336140.207.072.145.0007.1410.001.400.71124.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16255076150245105511549542104215.272.332.386.71821338616.286.114.213.0007.958.851.111.5856.6325.69

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20OF2--9---991.0004.50------633.31.3
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22OF22--383--41411.0001.86------5639.314.3
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos223B1---11-21.5001.00------561.80.6
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22SS30--4175913125116.9283.87------5653.619.5
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF151--3521557372367.9872.43------151100.098.7
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF126--2491042263259.9852.06------13394.781.8
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25OF147--425732435432.9932.94------14998.795.5
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26OF155--4551041469465.9913.00------155100.0100.6
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27OF151--397124-413409.9902.71------151100.098.1
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28OF125--314852327322.9852.58------13096.281.2
1959Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle293B1---1--111.0001.00------1001.00.6
1959Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF91--216342223219.9822.41------10091.059.1
1960Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30OF134--35553-363360.9922.69------13897.187.0
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31OF120--328933340337.9912.81------12199.274.5
1962Washington Senators IIALMLBws232OF132--30851-314313.9972.37------13597.882.0
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws233OF25--65---65651.0002.60------2986.215.4
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33OF18--28---28281.0001.56------2090.011.2
1963New York MetsNLMLBnyn33OF38--653--68681.0001.79------4095.023.5
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana34OF72--1152-21171171.0001.63------8782.844.4
1965California AngelsALMLBcal35OF41--62-1-6362.9841.51------5377.425.3
1966California AngelsALMLBcal36OF63--6932-7472.9731.14------7584.038.9
1967California AngelsALMLBcal37OF1--1---111.0001.00------520.00.6
MLB Totals for OF - 17 season(s)-   OF1614--385195392139853946.9902.44------16140.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS30--4175913125116.9283.87------300.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B2---21-32.6671.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20---------2-
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22----301---22-
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---------151-
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---------126-
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25---------147-
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26---------155-
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27---------151-
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28---------125-
1959Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29-----1---91-
1960Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---------134-
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31---------120-
1962Washington Senators IIALMLBws232---------132-
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws233---------25-
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33---------18-
1963New York MetsNLMLBnyn33---------38-
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana34---------72-
1965California AngelsALMLBcal35---------41-
1966California AngelsALMLBcal36---------63-
1967California AngelsALMLBcal37---------1-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak42Broadcaster1559362.600--1Dick WilliamsWon World Series (Reds)
1974Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex44Broadcaster1608476.5255.02Billy Martin
1975Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex45Assistant Coach1627983.48819.03Billy Martin,Frank Lucchesi
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Broadcaster1629072.55612.03Bob Lemon
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha48Broadcaster1617190.44120.55Bob Lemon,Larry Doby
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Broadcaster1607387.45614.05Tony La Russa,Don Kessinger
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha50Broadcaster1607090.43826.05Tony La Russa
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1958American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1961American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1967-05-12Released by Angels. 
1967-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1966-10-18Released by Angels. 
1964-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1963-09-20Released by Angels. 
1963-07-27Released by Mets. 
1963-07-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1963-05-23TradeTraded by Senators to Mets for Gil Hodges. 
1961-10-05TradeTraded by Indians to Senators for Jim Mahoney, Gene Green and Dick Donovan. 
1958-12-02TradeTraded by Red Sox to Indians for Gary Geiger and Vic Wertz. 
1948-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
* 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.