Charlie Neal Stats

Charlie Neal was born on Friday, January 30, 1931, in Longview, Texas. Neal was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1956, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 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 Charlie Neal baseball stats page.

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"Charlie Neal doesn't look like a man who would hit two home runs in a year, much less one game. He weighs only 156 pounds and his wrists are thin. Yet he has hit 41 home runs in the last two seasons. He has played with the Dodgers for four years and is regarded as one of the best second basemen in the National League. In the dressing room as reporters questioned him, Neal looked embarrassed. What pitches did he hit? He didn't know, he said, and when the reporters looked puzzled, he said he was sorry. A photographer asked him to make a muscle, and he looked embarrassed again as laughing teammates compared it to a bee sting. But their kidding was gentle; it was that bee sting which had tied the Series at a game apiece." - Sportswriter Roy Terrell in Sports Illustrated (October 12, 1959, 'Charlie Neal's Bee-sting Home Runs', Page 19)

Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#242 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1957top01' title='1957 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Charlie Neal Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#242 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Charles Lenard Neal
Nickname:
Charley or Charlie
Born On:
01-30-1931  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Longview, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-16-1996 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Dallas, Texas
Cemetery:
Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Texas
High School:
Longview Colored High School (Longview, TX)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
04-17-1956 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-29-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable

Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Pitching Stats

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Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Hitting Stats

1956 25 Dodgers 62 136 22 39 5 1 2 0 14 14 1 19 0 0 0 2 .287 .353 .382
1957 26 Dodgers 128 448 62 121 13 7 12 0 62 53 0 83 3 2 8 7 .270 .356 .411
1958 27 Dodgers 140 473 87 120 9 6 22 0 65 61 4 91 4 6 5 11 .254 .341 .438
1959 28 Dodgers 151 616 103 177 30 11 19 0 83 43 2 86 21 1 4 22 .287 .337 .464
1960 29 Dodgers 139 477 60 122 23 2 8 0 40 48 2 75 14 7 1 18 .256 .321 .363
1961 30 Dodgers 108 341 40 80 6 1 10 0 48 30 6 49 3 2 1 7 .235 .297 .346
1962 31 Mets 136 508 59 132 14 9 11 0 58 56 1 90 9 6 0 17 .260 .330 .388
1963 32 Mets 72 253 26 57 12 1 3 0 18 27 3 49 1 0 1 1 .225 .302 .316
1963 32 Reds 34 64 2 10 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 15 1 0 0 0 .156 .217 .172
8 Years 970 3,316 461 858 113 38 87 0 391 337 19 557 56 24 20 85 .259 .329 .394

Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Fielding Stats

1956 Dodgers 2B 51 34 996 178 3.5 173 70 103 5 24 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.69
1956 Dodgers SS 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1957 Dodgers 2B 3 1 63 16 5.3 16 8 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.86
1957 Dodgers 3B 23 21 600 60 2.6 57 23 34 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.57
1957 Dodgers SS 100 100 2,667 473 4.7 449 151 298 24 60 n/a n/a n/a .949 4.55
1958 Dodgers 2B 132 128 3,357 694 5.3 677 334 343 17 121 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.45
1958 Dodgers SS 9 7 198 30 3.3 28 10 18 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 3.82
1959 Dodgers 2B 151 150 141 808 5.4 799 386 413 9 110 n/a n/a n/a .989 153.00
1959 Dodgers SS 1 0 24 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1960 Dodgers 2B 136 130 3,453 554 4.1 541 250 291 13 78 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.23
1960 Dodgers SS 3 0 21 6 2.0 6 1 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.71
1961 Dodgers 2B 104 88 2,460 468 4.5 457 211 246 11 63 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.02
1962 Mets 2B 85 84 2,181 440 5.2 427 187 240 13 54 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.29
1962 Mets 3B 12 12 303 40 3.3 37 6 31 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .925 3.30
1962 Mets SS 39 37 1,017 193 4.9 181 63 118 12 30 n/a n/a n/a .938 4.81
1963 Mets 3B 66 64 1,668 204 3.1 196 61 135 8 10 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.17
1963 Mets SS 8 5 129 30 3.8 29 15 14 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .967 6.07
1963 Reds 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1963 Reds 3B 19 14 408 41 2.2 38 21 17 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.51
1963 Reds SS 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2B Totals 663 615 12,654 3,159 4.8 3,091 1,446 1,645 68 452 n/a n/a n/a .978 6.60
SS Totals 162 149 4,071 736 4.5 697 241 456 39 99 n/a n/a n/a .947 4.62
3B Totals 120 111 2,979 345 2.9 328 111 217 17 16 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.97
8 Years 945 875 19,704 4,240 4.5 4,116 1,798 2,318 124 567 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.64

Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Miscellaneous Stats

1956 Dodgers 2 2 .500 8 8 n/a 68.0 7.2 9.7 - - -
1957 Dodgers 11 4 .733 2 2 n/a 37.3 5.4 7.2 - - -
1958 Dodgers 7 6 .538 2 1 n/a 21.5 5.2 7.3 - - -
1959 Dodgers 17 6 .739 0 0 n/a 32.4 7.2 7.4 - - -
1960 Dodgers 5 5 .500 3 0 n/a 59.6 6.4 11.9 - - -
1961 Dodgers 3 2 .600 5 3 n/a 34.1 7.0 7.1 - - -
1962 Mets 2 8 .200 0 2 n/a 46.2 5.6 8.8 - - -
1963 Mets 1 2 .333 2 1 n/a 84.3 5.2 14.1 - - -
1963 Reds 0 1 .000 14 2 n/a 0.0 4.3 21.3 - - -
8 Years 48 36 .571 36 19 n/a 38.1 6.0 8.5 - - -

Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 43 $6,200.00 - Stats
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 43 $7,000.00 - -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 43 $8,500.00 - -
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 43 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1960 Los Angeles Dodgers 43 $24,000.00 Stats -
1961 Los Angeles Dodgers 43 $26,000.00 - -
1962 New York Mets 4 Undetermined - -
1963 New York Mets 4 Undetermined - -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 19 Undetermined - -
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On April 15, 1958 , the Los Angeles Dodgers played their first regular season game in team history (after relocating from Brooklyn ), Charlie Neal was the starting second baseman. On April 18, 1958 , the Los Angeles Dodgers played their first regular season home game in team history, Charlie Neal was the starting second baseman.

On April 11, 1962 , the New York Mets played their first regular season game in franchise history, Charlie Neal was the starting second baseman. On April 13, 1962 , the New York Mets played their first regular season home game in franchise history, Charlie Neal was the starting second baseman.

On April 15, 1958 , Charlie Neal singled off Ruben Gomez in the second inning - the first hit in the first game in Seals Stadium, which was also the first Major League game played in the State of California.

Did you know that Charlie Neal was the first Dodger to ever win a Gold Glove Award at second base ? In 1959, Neal recorded 386 putouts at second (#1 in the National League), turned 110 double plays at second (#1 in the National League), and ended the season with a .989 fielding percentage at second (#1 in the National League).

Charlie Neal, 1959 World Series
Charlie Neal | 1959 World Series | Monroe Morning World | October 3, 1959 | Page 11-A
During the 1959 World Series , the first World Championship for the Los Angeles Dodgers who had just moved from Brooklyn two years earlier, Charlie Neal led his team in hits (10), doubles (2), runs scored (4) and runs batted in (6). Neal hit .370 during the Series ( Gil Hodges hit .391), tied Chuck Essegian for home runs (2), and said (The Plain Speaker, 10/03/1959, 'Little Charlie Neal Gets Big Thrill Out of Homers', Page 12) after Game 2 , "Man, this is different from the regular season. This is for the big money. I wasn't thinking when I hit that second one that it might win the game, but I was sure glad to see it go. I knew we'd need some runs against these guys. Yes, that was one of the biggest thrills in my career."

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