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Preston WardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1948-1959 MLB Years: 1948-1959
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Positions1B-438, OF-95, 3B-74Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NamePreston Meyer Ward
Height6-3Weight198BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 24,1927 [91.120]PlaceColumbia,Missouri
High SchoolSpringfield Central (Springfield,MO)
MLB DebutApril 20,1948 [20.271]
OrganizationsPIT [4] CLE [3] CHN [2] KC1 [2] BRO [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID19395Retrosheet IDwardp101MLBAM ID123926
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed42Power66Contact56XBH63RBIs63Runs28Hitting59Durability54Team.446Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1948Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro36,521b20421469389212100152301000.260.329.370.6995412162.303.110.212.3299.2614.201.530.62146.0031.58
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn291b2280285317211263330274207006.253.317.368.68510519319.278.115.221.3188.4613.171.561.8847.5026.39
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29of253310010235041231182101003.230.347.400.747409119.253.170.370.34515.1317.651.173.3625.0039.13
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51b258828135597182713443915006.210.319.327.6469216331.218.117.267.30613.2911.780.892.4235.1327.12
1953Totals for NL-NL         1213814582121123944626016009.215.327.346.67313225450.227.131.294.31613.7813.330.972.6731.7530.49
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51b-of26117360379716274800396103405.269.337.383.72013825406.304.114.222.3339.6115.021.561.7251.4325.77
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51b278417916387452500222805243.212.296.380.6766816208.223.168.291.29710.5813.461.272.4035.8042.11
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit5of-3b28163031001111006400100.333.432.500.93215237.346.167.367.41216.2210.810.672.7030.0020.00
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261b2887150183810062100162004000.253.325.440.7656616170.258.187.293.3429.4111.761.253.5325.0042.11
1956Totals for MLB-MLB         103180214810173200222404100.267.345.450.7958118207.273.183.306.35510.6311.591.093.3825.7137.50
1957Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261b291011221000000200000.182.182.273.4553111.222.091.091.1990.0018.180.000.000.0050.00
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle363b-1b304814822503142101102711211.338.379.453.832678162.387.115.176.3686.1716.672.702.4737.0016.00
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc171b-3b3081268286810162401273604323.254.319.366.6859817302.271.112.209.3068.9411.921.331.9944.6725.00
1956Totals for AL-AL         12941650118132104502376315534.284.340.397.73716525464.310.113.197.3297.9713.581.702.1641.6021.19
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc171b3158109827412190071200313.248.286.358.644397119.255.110.174.2825.8810.081.711.6854.5025.93
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter74420672195228315502627623131523115830.253.326.380.7067851482346.275.127.239.0009.8513.431.362.1341.3428.35
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3058509120430821111131111321137414.240.326.368.69431359982.260.128.256.00011.3013.441.192.1440.4828.92
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1133854195162104561456308009.247.326.377.70314528438.272.130.260.00010.2714.381.402.2838.5029.47
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter139377369514284301344804636.252.309.363.67213724421.266.111.199.0008.0811.401.411.9047.1325.26
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1453094290141104201264915211.291.346.440.78613625343.317.149.230.0007.5814.291.882.9230.9027.78
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter421469389212100152301000.260.329.370.6995412162.303.110.212.0009.2614.201.530.62146.0031.58
Average MLB - Per 162 games16245048114183115721506907327.253.326.380.70617132511.275.127.239.0009.8513.431.362.1341.3428.35

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1948Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro201B38--26820321291288.9907.58------4290.524.7
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221B76--73473478811807.99510.62------8095.049.7
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit251B78--69364765764757.9919.71------8888.650.6
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25OF27--49-2-5149.9611.81------3381.817.5
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn251B7--491-950501.0007.14------3321.24.5
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit261B48--33841631385379.9847.90------11741.031.2
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26OF42--748638882.9321.95------11735.927.3
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit263B11--7203-3027.9002.45------1179.47.1
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit271B48--38435141420419.9988.73------8457.131.2
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27OF1---------------841.20.6
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle281B60--22621320250247.9884.12------8769.039.0
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF17--291--30301.0001.76------8719.511.0
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28OF5--2---221.0000.40------1631.33.2
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit283B5--33--661.0001.20------1631.33.2
1957Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle291B1--3---331.0003.00------1010.00.7
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1301B39--34623428373369.9899.46------8148.125.3
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1303B34--2353848476.9052.24------8142.022.1
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle303B24--1628224644.9571.83------4850.015.7
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301B21--13512-121471471.0007.00------4843.813.7
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130OF2--3---331.0001.50------812.51.3
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1311B22--1617314171168.9827.64------5837.914.3
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131OF1----1-1---------581.70.6
MLB Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B438--33372973131936653634.9928.30------4380.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF95--157993175166.9491.75------950.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B74--49104136166153.9222.07------740.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1948Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro20--38--------
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22--76--------
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25--78--------
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25--7------27-
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26--48--11---42-
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27--48------1-
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28--60------17-
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28-----5---5-
1957Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29--1--------
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130--39--34---2-
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30--21--24-----
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131--22------1-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1958-06-15TradeTraded by Indians with Dick Tomanek and Roger Maris to Athletics for Vic Power and Woodie Held. 
1956-05-15TradeTraded by Pirates to Indians for Hank Foiles. 
1953-06-04TradeTraded by Cubs with Gene Hermanski, Bob Addis, George Freese, Bob Schultz, Toby Atwell and Cash to Pirates for Catfish Metkovich, Howie Pollet, Joe Garagiola and Ralph Kiner. 
1949-10-14Purchased by Cubs from Dodgers. 
1944-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* 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.