Wayne Causey Stats

Wayne Causey was born on Saturday, December 26, 1936, in Ruston, Louisiana. Causey was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 5, 1955, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Wayne Causey baseball stats page.

" Hoot Evers was my first roommate. They couldn't have put me with a nicer guy. In fact, the second night there we caught a train from Detroit to Chicago. We got in about seven in the morning and, of course, everybody got cabs to the hotel and ate breakfast. Well, I went around the corner and found a breakfast for 50 cents. When I got back to the room, there was a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door and I didn't go in there. I went down to the lobby and I stayed there, sitting in the lobby, 'til about two o'clock. Hoot came down and said, 'Where in the world have you been?' I said, 'Well, I came in, went up to the room, and there's a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door and I wasn't going in there!' 'That was for the maid so we could rest up!' 'Well, I wasn't going in there.' (Laughs) He was a real nice fellow." - Wayne Causey in Baseball's Bonus Babies: Conversations With 24 High-priced Ballplayers Signed from 1953 to 1957 (Brent Kelly, McFarland & Company, Wayne Causey , 03/10/2006, Page 79)
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey Autograph on a 1968 Topps (#522 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Wayne Causey Autograph on a 1968 Topps (#522 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James Wayne Causey
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-26-1936  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Ruston, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Neville High School (Monroe, LA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
06-05-1955 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-10-1968
Draft:
Not Applicable / $32,000 Bonus Baby
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey 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
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1955 19 Orioles 68 175 14 34 2 1 1 0 9 17 1 25 3 0 1 1 .194 .269 .234
1956 20 Orioles 53 88 7 15 0 1 1 0 4 8 0 23 0 1 0 2 .170 .237 .227
1957 21 Orioles 14 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 2 0 1 1 0 .200 .471 .200
1961 25 Athletics 104 312 37 86 14 1 8 1 49 37 0 28 8 4 0 5 .276 .348 .404
1962 26 Athletics 117 305 40 77 14 1 4 0 38 41 5 30 1 5 2 8 .252 .340 .344
1963 27 Athletics 139 554 72 155 32 4 8 0 44 56 3 54 7 2 0 9 .280 .345 .395
1964 28 Athletics 157 604 82 170 31 4 8 0 49 88 3 65 2 4 7 19 .281 .377 .386
1965 29 Athletics 144 513 48 134 17 8 3 0 34 61 4 48 9 2 2 7 .261 .341 .343
1966 30 Athletics 28 79 1 18 0 0 0 0 5 7 1 6 0 2 0 3 .228 .284 .228
1966 30 White Sox 78 164 23 40 8 2 0 0 13 24 0 13 4 4 0 2 .244 .333 .317
1967 31 White Sox 124 292 21 66 10 3 1 0 28 32 4 35 5 3 1 2 .226 .302 .291
1968 32 White Sox 59 100 8 18 2 0 0 0 7 14 2 7 2 1 1 0 .180 .284 .200
1968 32 Angels 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1968 32 Braves 16 37 2 4 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 .108 .103 .243
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,105 3,244 357 819 130 26 35 1 285 390 25 341 41 31 15 59 .252 .333 .341
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1955 Orioles 2B 7 0 72 12 1.7 10 5 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.75
1955 Orioles 3B 55 41 1,131 114 2.1 104 25 79 10 10 n/a n/a n/a .912 2.48
1955 Orioles SS 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1956 Orioles 2B 7 4 138 30 4.3 29 13 16 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.67
1956 Orioles 3B 30 13 436 50 1.7 49 13 36 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.03
1957 Orioles 2B 6 2 90 25 4.2 24 12 12 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 7.20
1957 Orioles 3B 5 0 21 3 0.6 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1961 Athletics 2B 9 4 141 28 3.1 27 17 10 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.17
1961 Athletics 3B 88 77 1,965 309 3.5 295 102 193 14 20 n/a n/a n/a .955 4.05
1961 Athletics SS 11 6 201 40 3.6 39 14 25 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.24
1962 Athletics 2B 9 5 159 29 3.2 28 13 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.75
1962 Athletics 3B 26 21 609 71 2.7 70 22 48 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.10
1962 Athletics SS 51 48 1,257 257 5.0 245 108 137 12 22 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.26
1963 Athletics 3B 2 2 54 4 2.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1963 Athletics SS 135 135 3,567 683 5.1 668 266 402 15 81 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.06
1964 Athletics 2B 17 16 468 108 6.4 106 48 58 2 13 n/a n/a n/a .981 6.12
1964 Athletics 3B 9 8 204 24 2.7 22 9 13 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.91
1964 Athletics SS 131 128 3,375 639 4.9 618 266 352 21 75 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.94
1965 Athletics 2B 45 40 1,017 165 3.7 164 75 89 1 21 n/a n/a n/a .994 4.35
1965 Athletics 3B 35 33 876 103 2.9 97 35 62 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.99
1965 Athletics SS 62 59 1,599 281 4.5 273 111 162 8 34 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.61
1966 Athletics 3B 15 13 360 31 2.1 27 15 12 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .871 2.03
1966 Athletics SS 10 8 210 41 4.1 39 14 25 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.01
1966 White Sox 2B 60 43 1,069 200 3.3 196 86 110 4 15 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.95
1966 White Sox 3B 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1966 White Sox SS 1 0 6 2 2.0 1 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 4.50
1967 White Sox 2B 96 75 1,959 360 3.8 352 153 199 8 36 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.85
1967 White Sox SS 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1968 White Sox 2B 41 18 575 104 2.5 101 47 54 3 11 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.74
1968 Angels 2B 4 2 76 14 3.5 14 4 10 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.97
1968 Braves 2B 6 5 158 22 3.7 22 11 11 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.76
1968 Braves 3B 2 0 9 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1968 Braves SS 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 406 384 10,245 1,946 4.8 1,886 779 1,107 60 220 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.97
2B Totals 307 214 5,922 1,097 3.6 1,073 484 589 24 105 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.89
3B Totals 268 208 5,674 712 2.7 673 224 449 39 48 n/a n/a n/a .945 3.20
11 Years 981 806 21,841 3,755 3.8 3,632 1,487 2,145 123 373 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.49
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1955 Orioles 0 1 .000 9 3 n/a 175.0 7.0 19.4 - - -
1956 Orioles 0 0 .000 16 2 n/a 88.0 3.8 22.0 - - -
1957 Orioles 0 0 .000 3 2 n/a 0.0 5.0 10.0 - - -
1961 Athletics 0 0 .000 2 2 n/a 39.0 11.1 6.4 - - -
1962 Athletics 2 0 1.000 37 0 n/a 76.3 10.2 8.0 - - -
1963 Athletics 4 2 .667 2 0 n/a 69.3 10.3 12.6 - - -
1964 Athletics 0 1 .000 3 1 n/a 75.5 9.3 12.3 - - -
1965 Athletics 1 3 .250 9 0 n/a 171.0 10.7 15.1 - - -
1966 Athletics 1 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 0.0 13.2 15.8 - - -
1966 White Sox 2 0 1.000 21 6 n/a 0.0 12.6 12.6 - - -
1967 White Sox 2 5 .286 39 0 n/a 292.0 8.3 10.4 - - -
1968 White Sox 0 0 .000 37 0 n/a 0.0 14.3 14.3 - - -
1968 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 0.0 - - -
1968 Braves 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 37.0 9.3 9.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 12 12 .500 192 16 n/a 92.7 9.5 11.4 - - -
Wayne Causey

Wayne Causey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1955 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined - -
1956 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined - -
1961 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1962 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1963 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1964 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1965 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1966 Kansas City Athletics 2 $25,000.00 - -
1966 Chicago White Sox 9 "     " - -
1967 Chicago White Sox 9 $22,500.00 - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 9 $21,000.00 - -
1968 California Angels 15 "     " - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 23 "     " - -


James Wayne Causey was a Major League Baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles (1955-1957), Kansas City Athletics (1961-1966), Chicago White Sox (1966-1968), California Angels ( 1968 ) and Atlanta Braves ( 1968 ). His Bonus Baby story:

Wayne Causey, from Ruston, Louisiana, was inked to a deal that paid him a $35,000 signing bonus. Brooks Robinson , from Little Rock, Arkansas, was inked to a deal that paid him more than $30,000 less. And it was probably the best thing that ever happened to him.

At the time, there was this idiotic rule that if you paid a guy more than $4,000 to sign a professional contract, then you had to place him on the major-league roster and keep him there for two years.

And that's what Wayne Causey was playing for the Baltimore Orioles when he was eighteen. In three seasons, he played in 135 games ... and batted .187 with two homers and fourteen RBI.

Causey finally went to the minors, was traded to the Kansas City Athletics , and wound up having a decent career with them and the White Sox .

Brooks , on the other hand, got his four grand and went straight to the Piedmont League, where he belonged. He moved up the ladder quickly but he moved at his own pace, and he became the star that Wayne Causey was supposed to become.

Source: Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups: A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues (Touchstone Publishing, 06/02/2003, Page 26)

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Last-Modified: July 23, 2019 2:19 PM EST

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