Darrell Evans Stats

Darrell Evans was born on Monday, May 26, 1947, in Pasadena, California. Evans was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1969, with the Atlanta Braves. 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 Darrell Evans baseball stats page.

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"No better feeling (hitting a home run) in the whole world. It is what you live for. Sometimes it is what you die for. You put one up there and it makes you feel young again." - Darrell Evans in Baseball Digest (July 1986, Joe Falls, Darrell Evans: The Making of a Home Run Hitter , Page 25)

Darrell Evans

Darrell 'Howdy Doody' Evans Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#265)

Darrell 'Howdy Doody' Evans Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#265)

Birth Name:
Darrell Wayne Evans
Nickname:
Doody, Howdy Doody
Born On:
05-26-1947  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pasadena, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
John Muir High School (Pasadena, CA)
College:
Pasadena City (Junior) College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-20-1969 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-01-1989
Draft:
1967 : 7th Round (132nd)

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Darrell Evans Pitching Stats

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Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans Hitting Stats

1969 22 Braves 12 26 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 .231 .250 .231
1970 23 Braves 12 44 4 14 1 1 0 0 9 7 0 5 0 0 1 2 .318 .423 .386
1971 24 Braves 89 260 42 63 11 1 12 0 38 39 4 54 0 5 1 4 .242 .338 .431
1972 25 Braves 125 418 67 106 12 0 19 1 71 90 4 58 0 9 4 6 .254 .384 .419
1973 26 Braves 161 595 114 167 25 8 41 1 104 124 8 104 3 8 3 9 .281 .403 .556
1974 27 Braves 160 571 99 137 21 3 25 1 79 126 9 88 4 3 6 11 .240 .381 .419
1975 28 Braves 156 567 82 138 22 2 22 0 73 105 5 106 2 5 2 10 .243 .361 .406
1976 29 Braves 44 139 11 24 0 0 1 0 10 30 0 33 0 0 0 3 .173 .320 .194
1976 29 Giants 92 257 42 57 9 1 10 1 36 42 4 38 1 2 0 2 .222 .329 .381
1977 30 Giants 144 461 64 117 18 3 17 0 72 69 3 50 1 5 3 8 .254 .351 .416
1978 31 Giants 159 547 82 133 24 2 20 0 78 105 12 64 6 10 0 5 .243 .360 .404
1979 32 Giants 160 562 68 142 23 2 17 0 70 91 14 80 1 5 2 6 .253 .356 .391
1980 33 Giants 154 556 69 147 23 0 20 1 78 83 6 65 6 6 2 12 .264 .359 .414
1981 34 Giants 102 357 51 92 13 4 12 0 48 54 8 33 3 3 2 4 .258 .356 .417
1982 35 Giants 141 465 64 119 20 4 16 0 61 77 7 64 3 6 2 8 .256 .360 .419
1983 36 Giants 142 523 94 145 29 3 30 0 82 84 12 81 0 2 2 8 .277 .378 .516
1984 37 Tigers 131 401 60 93 11 1 16 0 63 77 10 70 1 4 0 7 .232 .353 .384
1985 38 Tigers 151 505 81 125 17 0 40 2 94 85 12 85 1 2 1 5 .248 .356 .519
1986 39 Tigers 151 507 78 122 15 0 29 2 85 91 5 105 0 2 1 6 .241 .356 .442
1987 40 Tigers 150 499 90 128 20 0 34 1 99 100 8 84 2 6 2 2 .257 .379 .501
1988 41 Tigers 144 437 48 91 9 0 22 0 64 84 4 89 0 0 1 14 .208 .337 .380
1989 42 Braves 107 276 31 57 6 1 11 0 39 41 6 46 0 6 0 1 .207 .303 .355
21 Years 2,687 8,973 1,344 2,223 329 36 414 10 1,354 1,605 141 1,410 34 90 35 133 .248 .361 .431

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Darrell Evans Fielding Stats

1969 Braves 3B 6 5 135 12 2.0 11 4 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.20
1970 Braves 3B 12 12 297 34 2.8 32 6 26 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.91
1971 Braves 3B 72 67 1,713 223 3.1 209 71 138 14 13 n/a n/a n/a .937 3.29
1971 Braves LF 3 2 75 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.16
1972 Braves 3B 123 122 3,279 424 3.4 399 126 273 25 20 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.29
1973 Braves 1B 20 15 435 154 7.7 152 142 10 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.43
1973 Braves 3B 146 144 3,885 471 3.2 449 124 325 22 33 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.12
1974 Braves 3B 160 158 426 578 3.6 552 185 367 26 45 n/a n/a n/a .955 34.99
1975 Braves 1B 3 0 15 4 1.3 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.20
1975 Braves 3B 156 152 405 578 3.7 542 161 381 36 41 n/a n/a n/a .938 36.13
1976 Braves 1B 36 34 894 310 8.6 308 285 23 2 25 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.30
1976 Braves 3B 7 4 111 16 2.3 15 5 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.65
1976 Giants 1B 83 68 1,866 756 9.1 749 681 68 7 53 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.84
1976 Giants 3B 5 4 102 16 3.2 16 7 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.24
1977 Giants 1B 41 11 522 175 4.3 173 160 13 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.95
1977 Giants 3B 35 28 798 86 2.5 85 18 67 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.88
1977 Giants LF 81 77 1,902 156 1.9 146 143 3 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.07
1978 Giants 3B 155 154 39 520 3.4 495 147 348 25 25 n/a n/a n/a .952 342.69
1979 Giants 3B 159 157 453 528 3.3 498 129 369 30 28 n/a n/a n/a .943 29.68
1980 Giants 1B 14 12 324 133 9.5 131 119 12 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .985 10.92
1980 Giants 3B 140 138 3,711 466 3.3 441 113 328 25 26 n/a n/a n/a .946 3.21
1981 Giants 1B 12 12 321 130 10.8 129 114 15 1 12 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.85
1981 Giants 3B 87 84 2,274 274 3.1 261 74 187 13 10 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.10
1982 Giants 1B 49 39 1,149 448 9.1 445 396 49 3 31 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.46
1982 Giants 3B 84 79 2,073 224 2.7 209 59 150 15 12 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.72
1982 Giants SS 13 8 216 53 4.1 50 16 34 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 6.25
1983 Giants 1B 113 110 2,880 1,074 9.5 1,067 979 88 7 60 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.00
1983 Giants 3B 32 21 597 79 2.5 73 14 59 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .924 3.30
1983 Giants SS 9 7 174 31 3.4 25 8 17 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .806 3.88
1984 Tigers 1B 47 43 1,074 369 7.9 368 324 44 1 33 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.25
1984 Tigers 3B 19 14 327 26 1.4 25 7 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.06
1985 Tigers 1B 113 101 2,730 956 8.5 941 827 114 15 80 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.31
1985 Tigers 3B 7 4 111 20 2.9 15 4 11 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.65
1986 Tigers 1B 105 98 2,592 918 8.7 916 808 108 2 85 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.54
1986 Tigers 3B 2 1 33 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1987 Tigers 1B 105 98 2,565 913 8.7 910 810 100 3 86 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.58
1987 Tigers 3B 7 0 60 14 2.0 13 5 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 5.85
1988 Tigers 1B 65 63 1,653 571 8.8 567 509 58 4 43 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.26
1989 Braves 1B 50 45 1,194 413 8.3 407 358 49 6 32 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.20
1989 Braves 3B 28 24 558 58 2.1 54 13 41 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.61
3B Totals 1,442 1,372 21,387 4,649 3.2 4,396 1,273 3,123 253 270 n/a n/a n/a .946 5.55
1B Totals 856 749 20,214 7,324 8.6 7,267 6,515 752 57 571 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.71
LF Totals 84 79 1,977 162 1.9 152 149 3 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.08
SS Totals 22 15 390 84 3.8 75 24 51 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .893 5.19
21 Years 2,404 2,215 43,968 12,219 5.1 11,890 7,961 3,929 329 846 n/a n/a n/a .973 7.30

Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans Miscellaneous Stats

1969 Braves 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 26.0 - - -
1970 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.8 4.9 - - -
1971 Braves 2 3 .400 16 0 n/a 21.7 4.8 6.8 - - -
1972 Braves 4 2 .667 3 0 n/a 22.0 7.2 5.9 - - -
1973 Braves 6 3 .667 2 0 n/a 14.5 5.7 5.7 - - -
1974 Braves 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 22.8 6.5 7.2 - - -
1975 Braves 12 3 .800 3 0 n/a 25.8 5.3 7.8 - - -
1976 Braves 3 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 139.0 4.2 13.9 - - -
1976 Giants 6 1 .857 10 0 n/a 25.7 6.8 7.1 - - -
1977 Giants 9 6 .600 19 1 n/a 27.1 9.2 6.4 - - -
1978 Giants 4 5 .444 5 0 n/a 27.4 8.5 7.0 - - -
1979 Giants 6 7 .462 3 0 n/a 33.1 7.0 8.0 - - -
1980 Giants 17 5 .773 4 0 n/a 27.8 8.6 7.1 - - -
1981 Giants 2 3 .400 5 0 n/a 29.8 10.8 7.4 - - -
1982 Giants 5 4 .556 14 0 n/a 29.1 7.3 7.6 - - -
1983 Giants 6 6 .500 2 0 n/a 17.4 6.5 6.4 - - -
1984 Tigers 2 2 .500 21 0 62 25.1 5.7 6.4 - - -
1985 Tigers 0 4 .000 12 1 33 12.6 5.9 5.4 - - -
1986 Tigers 3 2 .600 12 0 42 17.5 4.8 6.0 - - -
1987 Tigers 6 5 .545 13 0 44 14.7 5.9 5.0 - - -
1988 Tigers 1 4 .200 27 0 72 19.9 4.9 6.8 - - -
1989 Braves 0 1 .000 34 0 n/a 25.1 6.0 7.1 - - -
21 Years 98 68 .590 218 2 253 21.7 6.4 6.6 - - -

Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 Atlanta Braves 2 , 11 $11,500.00 - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 11 $12,000.00 - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 11 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Atlanta Braves 11 $25,000.00 - -
1973 Atlanta Braves 11 $27,500.00 Stats -
1974 Atlanta Braves 11 $52,500.00 - -
1975 Atlanta Braves 11 $74,000.00 - -
1976 Atlanta Braves 11 $90,000.00 - -
1976 San Francisco Giants 41 "     " - -
1977 San Francisco Giants 41 $100,000.00 - -
1978 San Francisco Giants 41 $110,000.00 - -
1979 San Francisco Giants 41 $287,000.00 - -
1980 San Francisco Giants 41 $287,000.00 - -
1981 San Francisco Giants 41 $287,000.00 - -
1982 San Francisco Giants 41 $287,000.00 - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 41 $287,000.00 Stats -
1984 Detroit Tigers 41 $1,068,333.00 - Stats
1985 Detroit Tigers 41 $1,068,333.00 - -
1986 Detroit Tigers 41 $793,333.00 - -
1987 Detroit Tigers 41 $525,000.00 - -
1988 Detroit Tigers 41 $885,000.00 - -
1989 Atlanta Braves 11 $322,500.00 - -
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Darrell Wayne Evans was a Major League Baseball player with the Atlanta Braves (1969-1976, 1989), San Francisco Giants (1976-1983), and Detroit Tigers (1984-1988). "Darrell Evans is, in my opinion, the most underrated player in baseball history, absolutely number one on the list." Bill James wrote that in The New Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 05/08/2020, Page 547), where he ranked Evans as the tenth best third baseman in baseball history! Here are a few reasons why James made that statement:

Did you know that the 1973 Atlanta Braves featured the first trio — Hank Aaron (40), Darrell Evans (41) and Davey Johnson (43) — of teammates to each hit at least forty home runs during the same season ( 1973 ) in Major League history?

Darrell Evans won exactly one home run crown, when he led the American League in 1985 , with forty long balls at the age of thirty-eight—the oldest player in history (at that time) to lead his league in home runs. The veteran slugger had eclipsed the forty home run plateau once before, in 1973 (see fact above), with a National League team, making Howdy Doody the first player in baseball history to hit forty homers in both the American and National League .

When Darrell Evans hit thirty-four home runs in 1987 , he became the first player in baseball history to hit 30-or-more home runs at the age of forty. The day he hit number thirty: September 18, 1987 . The pitcher: Bill Wegman . The location: Tiger Stadium. The details: Bottom of the fifth inning, one out, Alan Trammell on first. The video:

Evans is first 40-year-old to hit 30 homers | September 18, 1987 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

When Darrell Evans hung up his cleats, he had walked to first base 1,605 times, the eighth most in baseball history at the time of his retirement! Six of the seven ahead of him are in the Hall of Fame; Eddie Yost (1,614), Mel Ott (1,708), Mickey Mantle (1,733), Carl Yastrzemski (1,845), Joe Morgan (1,865), Ted Williams (2,021), and Babe Ruth (2,062).

When Darrell Evans hit those final eleven home runs in 1989 , he broke a tie with Carl Yastrzemski —both sluggers had hit forty-nine home runs after turning forty. Evans finished with 60 career home runs after age forty, a total surpassed by only two players in baseball history? Do you know who they are? [ Answer ]

When Darrell Evans is compared to Hall of Fame Third Basemen , he has a higher on base percentage than Jimmy Collins , Freddie Lindstrom , Brooks Robinson , and Deacon White . His slugging average is higher than Collins , George Kell , and Robinson . He has more hits than Frank Baker , Collins , Kell , Lindstrom , and White . Only three of them have more career home runs, Chipper Jones , Eddie Mathews , and Mike Schmidt !

Reggie Jackson was the first player to hit at least one-hundred home runs with three different big league teams (269 with the Athletics , 144 with the Yankees and 123 with the Angels ). The second? Darrell Evans (142 with the Giants , 141 with the Tigers and 131 with the Braves )!

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