Dannie
Botkin
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 185
 
Born: December 24, 1929 in Hood River
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 1958    1960   
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1951 21 SB HL    
1952 22 SB HL $ 300,000  
1953 23 SB HL $ 300,000  
1954 24 SB HL $ 300,000  
1955 25 SB HL $ 2,598,929  
1956 26 SB HL $ 3,365,714  
1957 27 SB HL $ 3,957,143  
1958 28 SB HL $ 6,900,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,900,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 29 SB HL $ 9,500,000  
1960 30 SB HL $ 9,500,000  
1961 31 SB HL $ 9,500,000  
1962 32 SB HL $ 9,500,000  
1963 33 SB HL $ 9,500,000  
1964 34 SB HL $ 10,000,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 9,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 10,000,000  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1951 21 AA   17 72 8 23 4 0 1 10 2 3 3 19 .319 .347 .417 .763 9.0  
    A   120 498 73 174 25 1 8 74 12 11 36 108 .349 .393 .452 .845 80.3  
1952 22 SB HL 62 158 15 34 14 1 1 14 1 0 13 44 .215 .276 .335 .611 15.0 1.1
    AAA   30 113 10 33 9 0 2 10 3 2 8 30 .292 .339 .425 .764 15.3  
    AA   18 79 13 27 6 1 1 11 1 3 11 18 .342 .422 .481 .903 14.3  
1953 23 SB HL 110 264 20 69 14 2 2 32 0 0 14 53 .261 .295 .352 .648 27.0 3.0
1954 24 SB HL 151 554 58 165 26 8 7 62 1 0 33 71 .298 .334 .412 .746 75.1 12.4
1955 25 SB HL 152 565 79 195 42 4 9 67 0 0 50 84 .345 .397 .481 .878 97.4 23.3
1956 26 SB HL 158 612 86 209 42 6 14 66 1 0 38 70 .342 .378 .498 .877 101.3 20.0
1957 27 SB HL 95 396 67 139 31 5 8 63 1 0 20 25 .351 .383 .515 .898 65.7 15.2
1958 28 SB HL 146 597 88 220 36 2 23 94 1 0 41 38 .369 .407 .551 .958 114.5 25.2
1959 29 SB HL 157 616 93 198 32 0 23 98 1 1 59 45 .321 .379 .485 .864 99.8 19.3
1960 30 SB HL 157 609 96 237 38 5 11 91 1 0 51 33 .389 .434 .522 .957 118.4 28.2
1961 31 SB HL 154 587 93 193 30 5 18 88 0 1 56 17 .329 .384 .489 .873 99.1 20.9
1962 32 SB HL 154 616 80 191 41 4 14 79 0 0 47 37 .310 .361 .458 .819 89.3 13.5
1963 33 SB HL 156 599 72 186 26 3 18 84 0 2 48 35 .311 .359 .454 .813 87.7 13.6
1964 34 SB HL 155 612 80 180 29 0 4 57 2 0 34 57 .294 .334 .361 .695 68.3 7.6
13 Years Sim 1807 6785 927 2216 401 45 152 895 9 4 504 609 .327 .372 .466 .838 1058.5 203.4
1 Years AAA 30 113 10 33 9 0 2 10 3 2 8 30 .292 .344 .425 .769 15.3  
2 Years AA 35 151 21 50 10 1 2 21 3 6 14 37 .331 .386 .450 .836 23.3  
1 Years A 120 498 73 174 25 1 8 74 12 11 36 108 .349 .391 .452 .843 80.3  
4 Years Minors 185 762 104 257 44 2 12 105 18 19 58 175 .337 .383 .448 .831 118.9  
162 Game Average 608 83 198 35 4 13 80 0 0 45 54 .327 .372 .466 .838 94.9  
Career Highs 158 616 96 237 42 8 23 98 2 2 59 84 .389 .434 .551 .958 118.4  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   4944 682 1657 304 33 122 671 9 3 363 446 .335 .380 .484 .864 836.4
vs LH   1841 245 559 97 12 30 224 0 1 141 163 .304 .351 .418 .770 260.1
Home 902 3327 462 1092 188 23 66 451 5 2 229 325 .328 .369 .458 .827 525.4
Away 905 3458 465 1124 213 22 86 444 4 2 275 284 .325 .375 .474 .849 571.1
RISP   1555 0 503 95 8 30 639 0 0 201 156 .323 .391 .453 .844 272.3
Pinch Hitting   129 8 35 5 0 1 12 0 0 5 19 .271 .294 .333 .627 12.2
Close/Late   737 73 237 42 6 17 107 0 0 94 66 .322 .399 .464 .863 130.9
Mar/Apr 274 1014 149 335 67 8 24 143 1 0 72 97 .330 .374 .483 .858 168.6
May 330 1221 160 407 78 8 26 164 3 1 98 105 .333 .383 .474 .857 204.8
June 297 1180 170 385 68 8 31 154 1 0 61 109 .326 .358 .476 .834 185.5
July 263 1011 142 320 60 9 15 122 0 0 87 83 .317 .370 .438 .808 155.4
August 302 1126 143 374 50 6 33 151 0 3 79 104 .332 .375 .475 .850 186.0
Sep/Oct 341 1233 163 395 78 6 23 161 4 0 107 111 .320 .371 .449 .820 196.2
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1952 22 SB HL 2B 42 39 348.0 71 137 2 25 .990 5.38   2.3
    SS 9 1 25.0 3 8 0 1 1.000 3.96   0.1
1953 23 SB HL 2B 79 79 594.7 119 201 7 48 .979 4.84   3.1
    SS 7 2 26.0 8 9 1 2 .944 5.88   0.2
1954 24 SB HL 2B 136 126 1110.0 236 396 11 103 .983 5.12   5.9
    SS 5 4 43.0 7 13 0 2 1.000 4.19   0.2
1955 25 SB HL 2B 145 140 1226.3 265 432 15 98 .979 5.12   3.9
    3B 2 2 18.0 2 7 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.1
    SS 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1956 26 SB HL 2B 151 147 1300.0 252 442 15 91 .979 4.80   5.8
    SS 2 0 2.0 1 1 0 1 1.000 9.00   0.0
1957 27 SB HL 2B 95 93 839.0 178 296 12 57 .975 5.08   3.8
1958 28 SB HL 2B 142 140 1238.3 216 400 14 70 .978 4.48   6.5
1959 29 SB HL 2B 149 149 1318.7 235 496 6 88 .992 4.99   8.6
    SS 6 3 30.0 3 7 0 4 1.000 3.00   0.1
1960 30 SB HL 2B 147 146 1297.3 227 434 14 84 .979 4.59   6.4
    SS 6 1 17.0 2 6 1 1 .889 4.24   0.1
1961 31 SB HL 2B 147 144 1273.0 219 433 15 86 .978 4.61   6.7
    SS 3 0 6.0 2 3 0 1 1.000 7.50   0.1
1962 32 SB HL 2B 150 149 1327.0 280 417 11 99 .984 4.73   4.6
    SS 2 0 3.0 1 1 0 1 1.000 6.00   0.0
1963 33 SB HL 2B 145 143 1259.0 268 387 10 73 .985 4.68   2.9
    3B 3 3 26.0 2 4 1 0 .857 2.08   0.0
    SS 4 0 7.0 1 2 0 2 1.000 3.86   0.0
1964 34 SB HL 2B 150 145 1286.7 236 433 20 79 .971 4.68   3.2
    SS 2 0 5.0 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60   0.0
  2B 1678 1640 14418.0 2802 4904 152 1001 .981 4.81   63.5
  SS 49 11 167.0 28 52 2 15 .976 4.31   0.9
  3B 5 5 44.0 4 11 1 0 .938 3.07   0.1
Career Totals   1732 1656 14629.0 2834 4967 155 1016 .981 4.80   64.6
Career Highs   155 152 1348.7 281 503 20 105 .992 5.28    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1958 28 SB HL 8 31 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .129 .182 .129 .311
1959 29 SB HL 16 58 8 17 3 0 1 13 0 0 4 2 .293 .344 .397 .740
1960 30 SB HL 4 17 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .353 .333 .471 .804
1961 31 SB HL 10 41 6 15 6 0 1 7 0 0 0 4 .366 .366 .585 .951
Career Post-Season Batting 38 147 18 42 11 0 2 22 0 0 6 12 .286 .314 .401 .715
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1955-1-.345
1956-3-.342
1958-2-.369
1960-1-.389
1961-8-.329
CAR-11-.327
On-Base Pct
1955-4-.397
1956-8-.378
1958-4-.407
1960-1-.434
1961-8-.384
Slugging Pct
1958-8-.551
OPS
1958-5-.958
1960-4-.957
XR
1958-6-114.5
1959-10-99.8
1960-5-118.4
CAR-40-1058.5
Games
1956-2-158
1959-7-157
1960-5-157
1963-4-156
CAR-47-1807
At-Bats
1956-5-612
1959-9-616
1960-5-609
1964-5-612
CAR-31-6785
Hits
1955-2-195
1956-3-209
1958-3-220
1959-9-198
1960-1-237
1961-10-193
CAR-13-2216
Total Bases
1956-10-305
1958-6-329
1959-10-299
1960-5-318
CAR-35-3163
Singles
1954-4-124
1955-3-140
1956-2-147
1958-3-159
1959-8-143
1960-1-183
1961-8-140
1964-7-147
CAR-7-1618
Doubles
1955-8-42
1956-10-42
CAR-28-401
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 11    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 53    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 51    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 1st round, 7th overall pick, by St. Bernard in 1951
Had first career hit on 5/6/1952, off James Hungate (COT)
Injured on 6/1/1952 with a Torn Abdominal Muscle, out for 6 weeks
Hit first career homerun on 9/13/1952, off Walter Cranmer (WAS)
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Cottonwood on 8/15/1954
Hit for the cycle against Washburn on 6/30/1955
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Hood River on 9/5/1955
Won Player of the Week award on 9/8/1955, hitting .536 with 1 HR, 9 RBI
Was selected to the 1956 Allstar game
Hit for the cycle against Northampton on 5/11/1957
Won Player of the Week award on 5/12/1957, hitting .586 with 1 HR, 10 RBI
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Injured on 7/22/1957 with a Ruptured Disc Back, out for full season
Was selected to the 1958 Allstar game
Injured on 8/19/1958 with a Tight Shoulder, out for one week
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Murray Creek on 8/1/1959
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Jackson City on 4/7/1960
Had 5 hits with 5 RBI against Kingsbury on 5/3/1960
Won Batter of the Month award on 6/1/1960, hitting .433 with 2 HR, 26 RBI
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Northampton on 6/14/1960
Was selected to the 1960 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Point Breeze on 8/12/1960
Had 25-game hitting streak snapped on 9/3/1960
Sets a new season HL-Record for Hits with 231 on 10/3/1960
Drove in 6 runs against Kingsbury on 4/11/1962
Had 21-game hitting streak snapped on 8/8/1963
Had 2000th career hit on 8/29/1963, off Arturo Laureano (WAS)
10/23/1963: Signed a contract extension with St. Bernard, $10,000,000 per year, for 3 years