Gene Alley Stats

Gene Alley was born on Wednesday, July 10, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia. Alley was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1963, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Gene Alley baseball stats page.

"To play on a team that wins the World Series ( 1971 ) is the biggest thrill you could have in baseball. I don't think anything could compare to it. Somebody can hit fifty home runs in a year - which is something I didn't do or even came close to. I don't know what that feels like. But, I can't imagine it being better than winning everything." - Gene Alley to Columnist Roy McHugh in Sport Magazine (March 1967, 'Things Happening Quickly for Alley', Page 24)
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Gene Alley Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#121)
Gene Alley Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#121)

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Birth Name:
Leonard Eugene Alley
Nickname:
Gene
Born On:
07-10-1940  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Richmond, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Hermitage High School (Richmond, VA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
09-04-1963 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-27-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable
Gene Alley

Gene Alley Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Gene Alley Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1963 23 Pirates 17 51 3 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 3 0 0 1 .216 .245 .235
1964 24 Pirates 81 209 30 44 3 1 6 0 13 21 2 56 0 2 2 3 .211 .286 .321
1965 25 Pirates 153 500 47 126 21 6 5 0 47 32 9 82 3 1 4 11 .252 .302 .348
1966 26 Pirates 147 579 88 173 28 10 7 0 43 27 0 83 20 3 5 8 .299 .334 .418
1967 27 Pirates 152 550 59 158 25 7 6 0 55 36 5 70 7 4 7 16 .287 .337 .391
1968 28 Pirates 133 474 48 116 20 2 4 0 39 39 6 78 9 3 5 20 .245 .307 .321
1969 29 Pirates 82 285 28 70 3 2 8 0 32 19 1 48 2 2 1 10 .246 .293 .354
1970 30 Pirates 121 426 46 104 16 5 8 1 41 31 9 70 2 4 3 6 .244 .297 .362
1971 31 Pirates 114 348 38 79 8 7 6 0 28 35 14 43 4 2 0 6 .227 .296 .342
1972 32 Pirates 119 347 30 86 12 2 3 0 36 38 10 52 3 1 0 6 .248 .321 .320
1973 33 Pirates 76 158 25 32 3 2 2 0 8 20 6 28 3 0 0 8 .203 .292 .285
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,195 3,927 442 999 140 44 55 1 342 300 62 622 56 22 27 95 .254 .310 .354
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Gene Alley Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1963 Pirates 2B 4 3 83 13 3.3 13 5 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.23
1963 Pirates 3B 7 5 150 19 2.7 18 5 13 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .947 3.24
1963 Pirates SS 4 4 117 26 6.5 24 10 14 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .923 5.54
1964 Pirates 2B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1964 Pirates 3B 3 0 15 3 1.0 3 1 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1964 Pirates SS 61 58 1,517 322 5.3 311 100 211 11 43 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.54
1965 Pirates 2B 40 36 977 228 5.7 220 80 140 8 34 n/a n/a n/a .965 6.08
1965 Pirates 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Pirates SS 110 102 2,803 557 5.1 539 163 376 18 79 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.19
1966 Pirates SS 143 141 3,746 722 5.0 707 235 472 15 128 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.10
1967 Pirates SS 146 144 3,871 783 5.4 757 257 500 26 105 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.28
1968 Pirates 2B 24 23 619 129 5.4 128 47 81 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .992 5.58
1968 Pirates SS 109 101 2,754 571 5.2 556 162 394 15 86 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.45
1969 Pirates 2B 53 47 1,248 262 4.9 256 109 147 6 39 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.54
1969 Pirates 3B 5 4 106 9 1.8 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.04
1969 Pirates SS 25 20 522 107 4.3 102 36 66 5 17 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.28
1970 Pirates 2B 8 6 171 43 5.4 43 13 30 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.79
1970 Pirates 3B 2 1 45 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1970 Pirates SS 108 105 2,764 598 5.5 583 202 381 15 84 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.70
1971 Pirates 3B 1 0 15 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1971 Pirates SS 108 97 2,646 525 4.9 503 187 316 22 55 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.13
1972 Pirates 3B 4 0 27 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1972 Pirates SS 114 98 2,663 536 4.7 520 181 339 16 88 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.27
1973 Pirates 3B 8 5 179 19 2.4 19 7 12 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.87
1973 Pirates SS 49 38 1,030 209 4.3 205 76 129 4 20 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.37
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 977 908 24,433 4,956 5.1 4,807 1,609 3,198 149 709 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.31
2B Totals 130 115 3,110 676 5.2 661 255 406 15 89 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.74
3B Totals 31 15 543 54 1.7 52 15 37 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.59
11 Years 1,138 1,038 28,086 5,686 5.0 5,520 1,879 3,641 166 805 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.31
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Gene Alley Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1963 Pirates 0 1 .000 2 1 n/a 0.0 4.3 0.0 - - -
1964 Pirates 0 1 .000 11 7 n/a 34.8 3.7 16.1 - - -
1965 Pirates 7 2 .778 3 3 n/a 100.0 6.1 10.6 - - -
1966 Pirates 8 8 .500 1 4 n/a 82.7 7.0 13.5 - - -
1967 Pirates 10 5 .667 5 1 n/a 91.7 7.9 10.0 - - -
1968 Pirates 13 5 .722 7 1 n/a 118.5 6.1 12.2 - - -
1969 Pirates 4 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 35.6 5.9 8.9 - - -
1970 Pirates 7 3 .700 5 2 n/a 53.3 6.1 10.4 - - -
1971 Pirates 9 2 .818 5 3 n/a 58.0 8.1 12.4 - - -
1972 Pirates 4 3 .571 6 2 n/a 115.7 6.7 9.6 - - -
1973 Pirates 1 0 1.000 13 8 n/a 79.0 5.6 19.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 63 30 .677 66 32 n/a 71.4 6.3 11.5 - - -
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Gene Alley Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Pittsburgh Pirates 12 Undetermined - -
1964 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -
1965 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -
1966 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -
1967 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined Stats -
1968 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined Stats -
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1970 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - Stats
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 $25,000.00 - -
1973 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -


Luis Aparicio (shortstop) and Nellie Fox (second baseman) were the first middle infield duo from the same team to each win a Gold Glove Award at their respective position during the same season, respectively earning the Gold Glove Award at Shortstop and Gold Glove Award at Second Base in 1959 and 1960. Why did we include this on Gene Alley's page?

Aparicio and Fox were the first in baseball history, accomplishing the feat with the 1959 Chicago White Sox and 1960 Chicago White Sox , American League teams. Gene Alley (shortstop) and Bill Mazeroski (second base) were the first middle infield duo from the same National League team to each win a Gold Glove Award at their respective position during the same season, respectively earning the Gold Glove Award at Shortstop and Gold Glove Award at Second Base in 1966 and 1967.

Gene Alley was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia (Henrico County) - the 147th baseball player from the State of Virginia . Sport Magazine (March 1967, 'Things Happening Quickly for Alley', Page 24) wrote, "He does everything well -- he's complete. He was the best hit-and-run man on the club, a good bunter, one of the better base runners" which almost certainly helped the native Virginian get inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 ( Link ):

Gene Alley. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 1989).

Born in Henrico County in 1940, Alley is a native Virginian. He attended Hermitage High School and developed into an outstanding baseball player.

By the end of the 1963 season, Alley had worked his way up to the shortstop position of the Pittsburgh Pirates. An especially strong glove man at shortstop, Alley teamed up with second base man Bill Mazeroski to form one of the most outstanding double play combinations in all of professional baseball.

While playing for the Pirates, Alley's teams won division titles in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. He was the regular shortstop for the World Champion Pirates team of 1970. In 1967 and 1968, Alley was named to the National League All-Star Team, giving him the honor of playing in the 1967, 15-inning game in which the National League defeated the American 2-1.

Alley retired following the close of the 1973 season, going on to a career in the private sector. During his 11 seasons in the majors, Alley appeared in a series of games in 7 seasons of his ten full seasons with Pittsburgh and had over 100 hits in 5 of those seasons, sporting a lifetime batting average of .254.

Alley's career nearly ended in 1965 (it was on August 10, 1966 ) when a fast ball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Bob Shaw caught him flush across the left side of his face. The injury required nine stitches over his left eye and knocked Alley unconscious. Alley was back in the line-up four days later with a badly bruised and discolored face. As the first man up to start the game, Alley hit the first pitch thrown out by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Milt Pappas for a line drive single.

Did you know that Gene Alley finished his career with 55 home runs, off 46 different pitchers, in 14 different parks? One of the most memorable in his career took place on September 2, 1970, the first grand slam in his career - which was also an inside the park slam!
Gene Alley, Inside the Park Grand Slam
Gene Alley | Inside the Park Grand Slam | Cumberland Evening Times | September 3, 1970 | Page 16

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