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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Donald Alvin Buford
Stat Years
1960-1987  [mlb] 1963-1972
Height/Weight
5-8 / 165
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
Positions
OF (660) ... 2B (392) ... 3B (352)
Draft Position
OF-2B
Born Date/Place
1937-02-02 in Linden, Texas   [82.359]
Death
High School
Dorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
Colleges
USC (Los Angeles, California), Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, California)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the in 1959
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Hollis Thurston
MLB Debut
1963-09-14 - Boxscore  (Age: 26.224)
Service Time
Organizations
BAL [5] CHA [5]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9385 ... retro id: bufod101 ... mlbam id: 111674
Relations
Father of Damon Buford
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1960San DiegoPCLAAA----23of-2b---118416111005000000000.268.268.293.56141121.000.025.0000.000.000.000.00.009.1
    1961Lincoln---B----24of-2b---212043383125218753000000000.289.289.423.71243318336.000.134.0000.000.000.0061.91.6228.8
    1961Charleston (sc)SALA----24of-2b---213249676117187727000000000.236.236.343.57949617032.000.107.0000.000.000.0070.91.4127.4
    1962Savannah---D----25of-2b---3111418100135225643000000000.323.323.443.76641818533.000.120.0000.000.000.0069.71.4424.4
    1962IndianapolisAmerAAA----25of-2b---31227231001000000000.111.111.148.2592741.000.037.0000.000.000.000.00.0033.3
    1963IndianapolisILAAA----26of-2b---4152613114206413953000000000.336.336.457.79361328053.000.121.0000.000.000.0068.11.4725.7
    1963Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24263bL-S-E-P412429121205105700101.286.354.405.75948173.262.119.33310.4214.581.400.00.0025.0
    1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24272bL-S-E-P513544262116146430127466258327.262.337.348.68550415424.201.086.2969.1312.301.35110.50.7920.7
    1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha7282bL-S-E-P6155586931662251047177677646546.283.358.389.74766822837.237.106.30910.0311.381.1358.61.5022.3
    1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha7293bL-S-E-P71636078514826785251226971317233.244.323.349.67269821241.267.105.2649.8910.171.0375.91.1527.7
    1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha7303bL-S-E-P8156535611291094323421655114433.241.322.316.63860916923.221.075.25810.678.370.78133.80.6617.8
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal931of-2bL-S-E-P91304266512013415462712574641651.282.367.437.80449418632.324.155.28311.549.310.8128.43.0426.7
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal932ofL-S-E-P101445549916131311641918966253575.291.397.417.81466323145.301.126.30914.489.350.6550.41.6628.0
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal933ofL-S-E-P111445049913715217661681095583581.272.406.411.81762920734.371.139.27517.338.740.5029.62.7024.8
    1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal934ofL-S-E-P121224499913019419541578962722152.290.413.477.89054921442.403.187.30016.2111.290.7023.63.4632.3
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal935of-ofL-S-E-P13125408468462522836983431105.206.326.267.59348510913.243.061.24614.2317.111.2081.61.0315.5
    1986USCPac10NCAA-1------49of-2b------451363939114221184243000000.287.000.471.47106417.463.184.0000.000.001.250.068.0043.6
    1987USCPac10NCAA-1------50of-2b------57168354651125248243300000.274.000.333.3330567.298.059.0000.000.001.380.0168.0015.2
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)12864553718120315744934182001056725754147345734.264.362.379.74153471727294.284.115.28312.5710.750.8649.01.7424.4
    American League Totals (10 yrs)12864553718120315744934182001056725754147345734.264.362.379.74153471727294.284.115.28312.5710.750.8649.01.7424.4
    Minor League Totals314117719833761101686000000000.286.286.396.682117746687.110.110.2760.000.000.0073.61.3625.8
    Minor: B Totals12043383125218753000000000.289.289.423.71243318336.134.134.2770.000.000.0061.91.6228.8
    Minor: D Totals111418100135225643000000000.323.323.443.76641818533.120.120.3130.000.000.0069.71.4424.4
    Minor: A Totals13249676117187727000000000.236.236.343.57949617032.107.107.2250.000.000.0070.91.4127.4
    Minor: AAA Totals182681122220433959000000000.323.323.435.75868129655.112.112.3140.000.000.0075.71.3225.0
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (5 yrs)665234140863284156725285484203082812194514.270.385.405.7902820947166.330.135.28514.8910.920.7334.92.3826.3
    Chicago White Sox Totals (5 yrs)6212212310571732926166115572522671335151220.258.335.353.6882527780128.235.095.2829.9710.571.0685.11.0322.4
    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
    1963Chicago White SoxALMLB262B200.0311054.8002.000.001.216.73
    1963Chicago White SoxALMLB263B900.01011112221.9552.300.005.675.02
    1964Chicago White SoxALMLB272B9200.01961981360407394.9684.300.0056.868.12
    1964Chicago White SoxALMLB273B3700.03063359693.9692.500.0022.827.42
    1965Chicago White SoxALMLB282B13900.03263571393696683.9814.900.0085.889.71
    1965Chicago White SoxALMLB283B4100.01359197372.9861.800.0025.326.52
    1966Chicago White SoxALMLB292B3700.08881818177169.9554.600.0022.822.74
    1966Chicago White SoxALMLB293B13300.0983012624425399.9393.000.0082.181.61
    1966Chicago White SoxALMLB29OF1100.01310014141.0001.300.006.86.77
    1967Chicago White SoxALMLB302B5100.010299830209201.9623.900.0031.532.72
    1967Chicago White SoxALMLB303B12100.0952501916364345.9482.900.0074.777.61
    1967Chicago White SoxALMLB30OF100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.612
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLB312B5800.0109107822224216.9643.700.0035.844.62
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLB313B200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.52
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLB31OF6500.01304001341341.0002.100.0040.150.04
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLB322B1000.02221224543.9564.300.006.26.93
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLB323B600.05100215151.0002.500.003.74.23
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLB32OF12800.0228741239235.9831.800.0079.088.93
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLB332B300.0241076.8572.000.001.92.14
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLB333B300.01200331.0001.000.001.92.13
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLB33OF13000.02211333237234.9871.800.0080.290.31
    1971Baltimore OriolesALMLB34OF11500.0217630226223.9871.900.0072.894.33
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLB35OF10500.0173621181179.9891.700.0068.284.03
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLB35OF1050903.1173621181179.9891.700.2068.284.03
    MLB Totals - (2B)392008488685422517701716.9694.400.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)352002526965057998948.9502.700.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)660090311564314612131199.9881.801.330.00.00
    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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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1963MLB---29------
    1964MLB---9237------
    1965MLB---13941------
    1966MLB---37133----11-
    1967MLB---51121----1-
    1968MLB---582----65-
    1969MLB---106----128-
    1970MLB---33----130-
    1971MLB---------115-
    1972MLB---------210-
    Totals---392352----660-