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Gates BrownTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1960-1975 MLB Years: 1963-1975
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-427, DH-132, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam James Brown
Height5-11Weight220BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateMay 2,1939PlaceCrestline,Ohio
Death DateSeptember 27,2013 [74.148]
High SchoolCrestline (Crestline,OH)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1960 by the Detroit Tigers.
Signing Bonus$7,000Signing ScoutsPat Mullin
MLB DebutJune 19,1963 [24.048]
OrganizationsDET [16] Awards0
TBC Player ID9285Retrosheet IDbrowg101MLBAM ID111601
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed54Power72Contact74XBH65RBIs78Runs68Hitting60Durability38Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960Duluth-SuperiorNorthernInd-2112146110413514131068000000000.293.293.445.73820537461.277.152.152.3240.000.000.002.1746.1027.41
1961KnoxvilleSallyD-222696152441219000000000.250.250.375.62536796.234.125.125.2730.000.000.002.0848.0029.17
1961DurhamCaroA+-22113432841403331572000000000.324.324.519.84322451432.300.195.194.3670.000.000.003.4728.8036.43
1962DenverAmerAAA-23139523731572514350000000000.300.300.419.71921942523.296.119.119.3160.000.000.000.57174.3326.75
1963SyracuseILAAA-246022138571121343000000000.258.258.502.76011126221.212.244.244.3330.000.000.005.8817.0045.61
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of2455821622312142181310203.268.333.402.73533693.290.134.244.3288.6013.981.632.1541.0027.27
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of25123426651162261554114315342206.272.326.458.78419543465.281.186.275.3466.6711.401.713.2328.4037.07
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of26962273358142104360173303213.256.305.467.77210626249.258.211.313.3396.8313.251.944.0222.7044.83
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of278816927455172730181920423.266.337.432.7697313193.259.166.290.3369.339.841.063.6324.1428.89
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of2851911717112900131500103.187.286.286.572264105.200.099.242.26812.3814.291.151.9045.5023.53
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of2967921534726150012400012.370.442.6851.1276315104.341.315.446.50211.543.850.335.7715.3344.12
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of306093131912160051710102.204.250.290.540274100.237.086.140.2485.0017.003.401.0093.0021.05
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of318112418283032400201410303.226.331.323.654406148.227.097.258.30513.519.460.702.0341.3321.43
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet9of3282195376623112942211720024.338.408.549.95710716218.329.211.328.4299.637.800.815.0517.7324.24
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet26of33103252335850103130262820337.230.304.369.6739315283.221.139.254.3089.199.891.083.5325.2025.86
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet9dh3412537748891111250115241103615.236.328.366.69413824433.235.130.268.31612.019.470.792.7731.4226.97
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet9dh3573997242041700101500021.242.312.384.696386109.250.142.242.3169.1713.761.503.6724.7525.00
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet26364735162013009610012.171.356.314.67011345.179.143.400.32020.0013.330.672.2235.0050.00
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2696152441219000000000.250.250.375.62536796.234.125.125.0000.000.000.002.0848.0029.17
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter10512262330582781984322308242275155211854.257.330.420.7509501812545.259.163.279.0009.5110.811.143.3026.9331.10
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3121176195354691931165000000000.301.301.471.7725541191176.282.170.170.0000.000.000.002.6437.9433.62
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter19974411121436161693000000000.288.288.444.73233068744.272.156.156.0000.000.000.002.1546.5031.78
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter113432841403331572000000000.324.324.519.84322451432.300.195.194.0000.000.000.003.4728.8036.43
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12146110413514131068000000000.293.293.445.73820537461.277.152.152.0000.000.000.002.1746.1027.41
Detroit Tigers Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter10512262330582781984322308242275155211854.257.330.420.7509501812545.259.163.279.0009.5110.811.143.3026.9331.10
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623495190123135051374221338.257.330.420.75014628392.259.163.279.0009.5110.811.143.3026.9331.10
Average Minor - Per 162 games16261110118436101686000000000.301.301.471.77228862611.282.170.170.0000.000.000.002.6437.9433.62

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF16--353-138381.0002.38------5529.19.9
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF106--20544-213209.9811.97------12386.265.4
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF56--10813-112109.9731.95------9658.334.6
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF43--464115150.9801.16------8848.926.5
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF20--221--23231.0001.15------5139.212.3
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF17--181--19191.0001.12------6725.410.5
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet291B1--3---331.0003.00------671.50.6
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF14--2813-3229.9062.07------6023.38.6
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF26--3712-4038.9501.46------8132.116.0
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet32OF56--6821-7170.9861.25------8268.334.6
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet33OF72-497122531130127.9771.760.26-----10369.946.2
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet34DH119---------------12595.273.5
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet34OF1-71---111.0001.000.14-----1250.80.6
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH13---------------7317.88.0
MLB Totals for OF - 11 season(s)-   OF427-50469023173730713.9771.671.41-----4270.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH132---------------1320.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--3---331.0003.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------16-
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------106-
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---------56-
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---------43-
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------20-
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet29--1------17-
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---------14-
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---------26-
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---------56-
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---------72-
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet34---------1119
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet35----------13

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1972Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB3332100000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs32100000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1978Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet39Hitting Coach1628676.53113.55Ralph Houk
1979Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet40First Base Coach1618576.52818.05Sparky Anderson,Les Moss,Dick Tracewski
1980Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet41Hitting Coach1628478.51919.04Sparky Anderson
1981Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet42Hitting Coach1096049.5502.04Sparky Anderson
1982Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet43Hitting Coach1628379.51212.04Sparky Anderson
1983Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet44Hitting Coach1629270.5686.02Sparky Anderson
1984Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet45Hitting Coach16210458.642--1Sparky AndersonWon World Series (Padres)
1998Catskill CougarsNeastIndIndy-59Manager833647.43416.53 
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1960-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
* 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.