Don Buford Stats

Don Buford was born on Tuesday, February 2, 1937, in Linden, Texas. Buford was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1963, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Don Buford baseball stats page.

"The leadoff men of the 1960s were known mainly for slapping singles and stealing bases. Into this game stepped Don Buford, a versatile switch-hitter with speed and a little power, and also the ability to draw walks and get on base. He had some success for a few years with the White Sox, but it was not until he joined forces with Earl Weaver in Baltimore that the full measure of his value was exploited. Weaver wanted his leadoff man to be a productive hitter who could start the offense, and the first thing he did when hired to manage Baltimore Orioles in July 1968 was to put Buford, a utility player at the time, at the top of the batting order every day. Buford became a star, and, not entirely coincidentally, the Orioles soon became one of the best teams in baseball history." - Baseball Historian Mark Armour (SABR Baseball Biography Project, "Don Buford Biography", Source )
Don Buford

Don Buford Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#428 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Don Buford Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#428 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Don Alvin Buford
Nickname:
None
Born On:
02-02-1937  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Linden, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Dorsey High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
09-14-1963 (Age 26)
Last Game:
10-03-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable
Don Buford

Don Buford 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
Don Buford

Don Buford Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1963 26 White Sox 12 42 9 12 1 2 0 0 5 5 0 7 0 1 0 1 .286 .354 .405
1964 27 White Sox 135 442 62 116 14 6 4 0 30 46 2 62 8 3 5 7 .262 .337 .348
1965 28 White Sox 155 586 93 166 22 5 10 0 47 67 4 76 6 5 4 6 .283 .358 .389
1966 29 White Sox 163 607 85 148 26 7 8 0 52 69 3 71 17 2 3 3 .244 .323 .349
1967 30 White Sox 156 535 61 129 10 9 4 1 32 65 3 51 4 4 1 3 .241 .322 .316
1968 31 Orioles 130 426 65 120 13 4 15 1 46 57 5 46 1 6 4 1 .282 .367 .437
1969 32 Orioles 144 554 99 161 31 3 11 0 64 96 7 62 3 5 5 5 .291 .397 .417
1970 33 Orioles 144 504 99 137 15 2 17 1 66 109 8 55 3 5 8 1 .272 .406 .411
1971 34 Orioles 122 449 99 130 19 4 19 0 54 89 15 62 2 2 7 2 .290 .413 .477
1972 35 Orioles 125 408 46 84 6 2 5 0 22 69 10 83 3 1 4 5 .206 .326 .267
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 1,286 4,553 718 1,203 157 44 93 3 418 672 57 575 47 34 41 34 .264 .362 .379
Don Buford

Don Buford Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1963 White Sox 2B 2 2 39 5 2.5 4 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 2.77
1963 White Sox 3B 9 8 234 22 2.4 21 10 11 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.42
1964 White Sox 2B 92 85 2,140 407 4.4 394 196 198 13 60 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.97
1964 White Sox 3B 37 22 672 96 2.6 93 30 63 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.74
1965 White Sox 2B 139 128 3,316 696 5.0 683 326 357 13 93 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.56
1965 White Sox 3B 41 15 541 73 1.8 72 13 59 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.59
1966 White Sox 2B 37 31 810 177 4.8 169 88 81 8 18 n/a n/a n/a .955 5.63
1966 White Sox 3B 133 121 3,290 425 3.2 399 98 301 26 24 n/a n/a n/a .939 3.27
1966 White Sox LF 8 4 119 10 1.3 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.27
1966 White Sox RF 3 2 60 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1967 White Sox 2B 51 39 984 209 4.1 201 102 99 8 30 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.52
1967 White Sox 3B 121 94 2,754 364 3.0 345 95 250 19 16 n/a n/a n/a .948 3.38
1967 White Sox LF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1968 Orioles 2B 58 37 1,108 224 3.9 216 109 107 8 22 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.26
1968 Orioles 3B 2 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1968 Orioles CF 42 42 888 85 2.0 85 84 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
1968 Orioles LF 27 22 602 47 1.7 47 45 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.11
1968 Orioles RF 2 2 42 6 3.0 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1969 Orioles 2B 10 8 210 45 4.5 43 22 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.53
1969 Orioles 3B 6 3 99 15 2.5 15 5 10 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.09
1969 Orioles LF 128 128 3,365 236 1.8 232 225 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.86
1970 Orioles 2B 3 1 45 7 2.3 6 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 3.60
1970 Orioles 3B 3 2 75 3 1.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
1970 Orioles LF 130 125 3,353 232 1.8 230 220 10 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.85
1971 Orioles LF 115 113 2,966 223 1.9 220 215 5 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.00
1972 Orioles LF 105 101 2,710 182 1.7 180 173 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.79
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 514 494 13,136 931 1.8 920 888 32 11 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 1.89
2B Totals 392 331 8,652 1,770 4.5 1,716 848 868 54 225 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.36
3B Totals 352 266 7,689 998 2.8 948 252 696 50 57 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.33
CF Totals 42 42 888 85 2.0 85 84 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
RF Totals 5 4 102 9 1.8 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
10 Years 1,305 1,137 30,467 3,793 2.9 3,678 2,080 1,598 115 286 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.26
Don Buford

Don Buford Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1963 White Sox 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 8.4 - - -
1964 White Sox 12 7 .632 13 8 n/a 110.5 7.1 14.7 - - -
1965 White Sox 17 7 .708 9 2 n/a 58.6 7.7 12.5 - - -
1966 White Sox 51 22 .699 1 1 n/a 75.9 8.5 11.7 - - -
1967 White Sox 34 21 .618 6 12 n/a 133.8 10.5 16.7 - - -
1968 Orioles 27 12 .692 24 0 n/a 28.4 9.3 9.3 - - -
1969 Orioles 19 18 .514 5 0 n/a 50.4 8.9 8.7 - - -
1970 Orioles 16 8 .667 14 0 n/a 29.6 9.2 7.6 - - -
1971 Orioles 15 7 .682 8 0 n/a 23.6 7.2 8.3 - - -
1972 Orioles 8 3 .727 24 0 n/a 81.6 4.9 18.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 200 105 .656 105 23 n/a 49.0 7.9 10.9 - - -
Don Buford

Don Buford Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Chicago White Sox 24 Undetermined - -
1964 Chicago White Sox 24 $8,000.00 - -
1965 Chicago White Sox 7 Undetermined - -
1966 Chicago White Sox 7 Undetermined - -
1967 Chicago White Sox 7 $20,000.00 - -
1968 Baltimore Orioles 9 $22,000.00 - -
1969 Baltimore Orioles 9 Undetermined - Stats
1970 Baltimore Orioles 9 Undetermined - Stats
1971 Baltimore Orioles 9 Undetermined Stats Stats
1972 Baltimore Orioles 9 $60,000.00 - -


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