Stats for Hall of Fame Left Fielders

So why have these left fielders been placed into the National Baseball Hall of Fame? The following chart briefly illustrates the statistical accomplishments of each left fielder currently enshrined in Cooperstown.

The chart is meant to serve as a quick compilation of lifetime statistics meant for easy comparison side-by-side comparison. Full stats for each player can be found by clicking on the player's name or by visiting our Player Stats section located on the main menu.

"The pitcher was only fifty feet away from the batsman and there was no penalizing him if he hit you with the ball." - Hall of Fame Left Fielder Jim O'Rourke
Stats for Hall of Fame Left Fielders

BOLD Indicates Statistical Leader For HOF Left Fielders

Name [Link To Full Stats]
AVG
OBP
SLG
HITS
HR
RBI
RUNS
SB

.293

.344

.410

3,023

149

900

1,610

938

.338

.415

.446

2,850

75

952

1,720

389

.312

.386

.429

2,672

67

1,015

1,619

506

.346

.412

.505

2,596

101

1,464

1,599

455

.316

.387

.500

2,735

248

1,609

1,483

175

.317

.372

.526

1,466

164

833

777

70

.279

.401

.419

3,055

297

1,115

2,295

1,406

.317

.402

.451

2,220

65

1,194

1,421

443

.279

.398

.548

1,451

369

1,015

971

22

.330

.377

.479

2,524

110

1,183

1,287

114

.324

.362

.505

2,471

205

1,383

1,198

42

.331
.418
.559
3,630
475
1,951
1,949
78

.310

.355

.421

2,268

50

1,010

1,446

191

.298

.352

.502

2,452

382

1,451

1,249

58

.334

.380

.535

2,927

307

1,827

1,507

88

.282

.363

.529

2,232

475

1,540

1,195

17

.317

.367

.450

2,884

132

1,248

1,289

205

.290

.364

.492

2,711

426

1,475

1,410

90

.344

.482

.634

2,654

521

1,839

1,798

24

.285

.382

.462

3,419

452

1,844

1,816

168

Name [Link To Full Stats]
AVG
OBP
SLG
HITS
HR
RBI
RUNS
SB

Stats for Hall of Fame Left Fielders | Research by Baseball Almanac



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