Vada Pinson Stats

Vada Pinson was born on Thursday, August 11, 1938, in Memphis, Tennessee. Pinson was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1958, with the Cincinnati Redlegs. 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 Vada Pinson baseball stats page.

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"I'm going to get myself a corked bat and blast one out of here! What's the suspension for Old-Timers games, ten years?" - Vada Pinson in Baseball's Greatest Quotations (Paul Dickson, Collins Reference, 02/19/2008, 'PINSON, VADA', Page 427)

Vada Pinson

Vada Pinson Autograph on a 1968 Topps (#90 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Vada Pinson Autograph on a 1968 Topps (#90 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Vada Edward Pinson
Nickname:
None
Born On:
08-11-1938  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Memphis, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-21-1995 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Oakland, California
Cemetery:
Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, California
High School:
McClymonds High School (Oakland, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
181
First Game:
04-15-1958 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-28-1975
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Vada Pinson Pitching Stats

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Vada Pinson Hitting Stats

1958 20 Redlegs 27 96 20 26 7 0 1 1 8 11 0 18 2 0 1 1 .271 .352 .375
1959 21 Reds 154 648 131 205 47 9 20 0 84 55 3 98 2 0 1 9 .316 .371 .509
1960 22 Reds 154 652 107 187 37 12 20 2 61 47 3 96 1 1 5 11 .287 .339 .472
1961 23 Reds 154 607 101 208 34 8 16 1 87 39 1 63 4 8 1 9 .343 .379 .504
1962 24 Reds 155 619 107 181 31 7 23 0 100 45 7 68 0 7 4 12 .292 .341 .477
1963 25 Reds 162 652 96 204 37 14 22 0 106 36 3 80 0 6 1 16 .313 .347 .514
1964 26 Reds 156 625 99 166 23 11 23 0 84 42 2 99 1 3 5 9 .266 .316 .448
1965 27 Reds 159 669 97 204 34 10 22 1 94 43 3 81 6 3 7 14 .305 .352 .484
1966 28 Reds 156 618 70 178 35 6 16 1 76 33 6 83 7 6 5 10 .288 .326 .442
1967 29 Reds 158 650 90 187 28 13 18 0 66 26 1 86 4 1 3 6 .288 .318 .454
1968 30 Reds 130 499 60 135 29 6 5 0 48 32 8 59 5 6 0 5 .271 .311 .383
1969 31 Cardinals 132 495 58 126 22 6 10 0 70 35 2 63 1 9 3 12 .255 .303 .384
1970 32 Indians 148 574 74 164 28 6 24 1 82 28 7 69 0 6 3 12 .286 .319 .481
1971 33 Indians 146 566 60 149 23 4 11 0 35 21 0 58 3 3 6 9 .263 .295 .376
1972 34 Angels 136 484 56 133 24 2 7 0 49 30 12 54 4 4 5 7 .275 .321 .376
1973 35 Angels 124 466 56 121 14 6 8 0 57 20 3 55 8 7 0 11 .260 .286 .367
1974 36 Royals 115 406 46 112 18 2 6 1 41 21 4 45 3 4 2 6 .276 .312 .374
1975 37 Royals 103 319 38 71 14 5 4 0 22 10 4 21 1 4 2 5 .223 .248 .335
18 Years 2,469 9,645 1,366 2,757 485 127 256 8 1,170 574 69 1,196 52 78 54 164 .286 .327 .442

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Vada Pinson Fielding Stats

1958 Redlegs CF 5 5 111 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
1958 Redlegs LF 4 4 105 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1958 Redlegs RF 18 16 450 35 1.9 35 32 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
1959 Reds CF 154 154 459 438 2.8 431 420 11 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 25.35
1960 Reds CF 154 154 453 415 2.7 407 396 11 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 24.26
1961 Reds CF 153 151 441 425 2.8 415 396 19 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 25.41
1962 Reds CF 152 151 4,026 359 2.4 355 342 13 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.38
1963 Reds CF 145 143 3,774 336 2.3 328 320 8 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.35
1963 Reds RF 19 19 495 35 1.8 35 34 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1964 Reds CF 156 154 4,128 322 2.1 313 301 12 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.05
1965 Reds CF 159 159 471 365 2.3 362 353 9 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 20.75
1966 Reds CF 141 130 3,558 331 2.3 319 314 5 12 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.42
1966 Reds RF 24 23 525 35 1.5 34 30 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.75
1967 Reds CF 157 156 456 348 2.2 343 338 5 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 20.31
1968 Reds CF 121 116 3,162 270 2.2 264 256 8 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.25
1968 Reds RF 3 3 72 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.75
1969 Cardinals CF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1969 Cardinals RF 124 123 3,261 222 1.8 221 214 7 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 1.83
1970 Indians 1B 7 0 63 20 2.9 20 19 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.57
1970 Indians CF 15 11 303 22 1.5 22 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1970 Indians LF 20 16 423 36 1.8 34 34 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.17
1970 Indians RF 115 105 2,835 216 1.9 213 206 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.03
1971 Indians 1B 3 0 21 10 3.3 10 10 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.86
1971 Indians CF 100 94 2,466 242 2.4 237 228 9 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.59
1971 Indians LF 11 9 243 11 1.0 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.22
1971 Indians RF 40 30 822 70 1.8 68 67 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.23
1972 Angels 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1972 Angels CF 16 13 315 21 1.3 21 21 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1972 Angels LF 112 82 2,334 159 1.4 157 147 10 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.82
1972 Angels RF 30 27 636 40 1.3 40 40 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.70
1973 Angels CF 33 30 726 66 2.0 66 64 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1973 Angels LF 81 62 1,701 125 1.5 120 114 6 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.90
1973 Angels RF 26 21 561 42 1.6 39 37 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.88
1974 Royals 1B 1 1 27 10 10.0 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.00
1974 Royals CF 6 5 129 8 1.3 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
1974 Royals LF 14 12 297 10 0.7 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.91
1974 Royals RF 91 83 2,154 184 2.0 180 171 9 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.26
1975 Royals 1B 4 0 15 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.60
1975 Royals CF 13 12 297 28 2.2 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.55
1975 Royals LF 12 10 282 26 2.2 25 24 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.39
1975 Royals RF 60 52 1,305 97 1.6 97 93 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
CF Totals 1,681 1,638 25,284 4,008 2.4 3,931 3,817 114 77 16 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.20
RF Totals 550 502 13,116 978 1.8 964 926 38 14 9 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.98
LF Totals 254 195 5,385 374 1.5 364 347 17 10 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.83
1B Totals 16 1 129 49 3.1 49 48 1 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.26
18 Years 2,501 2,336 43,914 5,409 2.2 5,308 5,138 170 101 34 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.26

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Vada Pinson Miscellaneous Stats

1958 Redlegs 2 1 .667 0 1 n/a 96.0 5.3 12.0 - - -
1959 Reds 21 6 .778 0 0 n/a 32.4 6.6 7.7 - - -
1960 Reds 32 12 .727 0 0 n/a 32.6 6.8 10.7 - - -
1961 Reds 23 10 .697 1 0 n/a 37.9 9.6 7.0 - - -
1962 Reds 26 8 .765 4 0 n/a 26.9 9.1 6.2 - - -
1963 Reds 27 8 .771 0 0 n/a 29.6 8.2 6.2 - - -
1964 Reds 8 2 .800 1 0 n/a 27.2 6.3 7.4 - - -
1965 Reds 21 8 .724 0 0 n/a 30.4 8.3 7.1 - - -
1966 Reds 18 10 .643 3 0 n/a 38.6 7.4 8.1 - - -
1967 Reds 26 8 .765 2 0 n/a 36.1 7.6 9.8 - - -
1968 Reds 17 11 .607 11 0 n/a 99.8 8.5 10.4 - - -
1969 Cardinals 4 4 .500 9 0 n/a 49.5 7.9 7.1 - - -
1970 Indians 7 6 .538 12 1 n/a 23.9 8.3 7.0 - - -
1971 Indians 25 6 .806 7 1 n/a 51.5 9.8 16.2 - - -
1972 Angels 17 6 .739 9 2 n/a 69.1 9.0 9.9 - - -
1973 Angels 5 5 .500 6 1 0 58.3 8.5 8.2 - - -
1974 Royals 21 5 .808 11 1 2 67.7 9.0 9.9 - - -
1975 Royals 5 6 .455 20 2 5 79.8 15.2 14.5 - - -
18 Years 305 122 .714 96 9 7 37.7 8.1 8.2 - - -

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Vada Pinson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined Stats -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - Stats
1962 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1964 Cincinnati Reds 28 $51,000.00 - -
1965 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1966 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1967 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1968 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1969 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $60,500.00 - -
1970 Cleveland Indians 28 $60,500.00 - -
1971 Cleveland Indians 28 $61,500.00 - -
1972 California Angels 28 Undetermined - -
1973 California Angels 28 Undetermined - -
1974 Kansas City Royals 28 $66,000.00 - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 28 $68,000.00 - -
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Did you know that when Vada Pinson retired in 1975, he was only the second player - the first was Willie Mays - in Major League history with at least 250 career home runs and 300 stolen bases?

Did you know that when Vada Pinson won a Gold Glove in 1961, he was only the second Cincinnati Reds outfielder to win - the first was Frank Robinson (1958)? Pinson was one of three National League outfielders to receive the honor, joining Willie Mays (winning his fifth) and first time recipient Roberto Clemente .

Vada Pinson was clearly one of the most dominant players of the 1960's and has the following top ten ranks during the decade: 2nd in doubles (310), 2nd in triples (93), 3rd in at bats (6,086), 3rd in hits (1,776), 4th in games played (1,516), 5th in runs scored (885), and 5th in stolen bases (202).

Highly respected baseball historian Bill James ranked Vada Pinson as the #18th greatest center fielder of all time in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishers, 06/13/2003, 'Center Field', Page 781) ahead of Hall of Famers Hack Wilson (#19), Hugh Duffy (#20), Max Carey (#23) Earle Combs (#34), and Lloyd Waner (#50).

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