William
Brownfield
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 225
 
Born: January 17, 1926 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1948    1949   
Most Valuable Player 1963   
Gold Glove 1961    1962   
All-Star Selections 1959    1960    1961    1962    1963   
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
1945 19 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1946 20 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1947 21 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1948 22 WAS HL $ 350,000  
1949 23 WAS HL $ 350,000  
1950 24 WAS HL $ 583,571  
1951 25 WAS HL $ 2,907,000  
1952 26 WAS HL $ 2,907,000  
1953 27 WAS HL $ 2,907,000  
1954 28 COT HL $ 6,500,000  
1955 29 COT HL $ 6,500,000  
1956 30 COT HL $ 6,500,000  
1957 31 COT HL $ 6,500,000  
1958 32 COT HL $ 6,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,500,000  
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 33 COT HL $ 8,000,000  
1960 34 COT HL $ 8,000,000  
1961 35 COT HL $ 8,000,000  
1962 36 COT HL $ 8,000,000  
1963 37 RIT SP $ 5,000,000  
1964 38 RIT SP $ 6,000,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 5,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 8,000,000  
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
1945 19 WAS HL 14 33 5 7 1 3 0 2 1 0 3 6 .212 .278 .424 .702 4.2 0.4
    A   103 405 43 113 16 3 5 46 13 7 29 107 .279 .327 .370 .698 48.3  
1946 20 WAS HL 55 113 12 25 4 1 1 7 1 0 4 23 .221 .261 .301 .561 8.7 0.1
1947 21 WAS HL 78 196 30 53 8 6 3 29 5 0 7 40 .270 .304 .418 .723 24.5 3.4
1948 22 WAS HL 54 113 17 24 2 0 1 14 1 1 10 15 .212 .274 .257 .531 8.2 0.0
1949 23 WAS HL 91 152 23 45 6 0 3 20 0 1 5 29 .296 .318 .395 .713 17.5 2.6
    AAA   12 51 9 19 1 1 3 12 0 0 2 14 .373 .396 .608 1.004 10.7  
1950 24 WAS HL 106 374 49 103 16 7 2 34 7 3 18 48 .275 .318 .372 .689 43.6 5.8
1951 25 WAS HL 155 646 99 188 30 7 18 83 7 10 30 91 .291 .331 .443 .774 86.5 12.3
1952 26 WAS HL 153 584 84 166 18 8 11 73 9 4 23 85 .284 .315 .399 .714 69.6 9.3
1953 27 WAS HL 136 317 41 114 15 3 8 49 3 2 14 44 .360 .385 .502 .886 56.2 10.7
1954 28 COT HL 101 421 52 143 15 4 11 42 6 5 14 47 .340 .362 .473 .834 62.8 10.6
    AAA   8 23 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .174 .240 .217 .457 1.1  
1955 29 COT HL 153 591 71 195 23 11 16 92 6 3 37 38 .330 .374 .487 .862 96.9 19.3
1956 30 COT HL 158 619 105 218 24 16 23 101 12 3 39 21 .352 .389 .554 .943 117.3 25.4
1957 31 COT HL 159 622 96 214 27 7 18 83 10 7 17 29 .344 .363 .497 .860 100.2 22.1
1958 32 COT HL 118 465 72 163 14 6 5 48 5 5 21 29 .351 .388 .439 .827 70.9 12.1
1959 33 COT HL 155 618 106 214 12 4 21 91 2 0 37 24 .346 .389 .481 .870 104.2 20.4
1960 34 COT HL 156 631 102 214 22 0 11 97 2 1 47 28 .339 .385 .426 .811 94.4 18.1
1961 35 COT HL 158 604 113 227 25 5 11 82 1 1 63 36 .376 .437 .488 .925 111.6 25.6
1962 36 COT HL 155 625 100 237 23 4 7 97 0 1 51 30 .379 .429 .462 .892 109.3 22.4
1963 37 RIT SP 153 621 113 241 22 5 17 100 8 3 38 30 .388 .424 .522 .946 118.2 28.5
1964 38 RIT SP 138 547 69 178 14 2 2 57 0 0 23 123 .325 .364 .369 .733 69.3 13.8
20 Years Sim 2446 8892 1359 2969 321 99 189 1201 86 50 501 816 .334 .373 .456 .829 1373.9 263.0
2 Years AAA 20 74 11 23 2 1 3 14 0 0 4 18 .311 .354 .486 .841 11.8  
1 Years A 103 405 43 113 16 3 5 46 13 7 29 107 .279 .334 .370 .704 48.3  
3 Years Minors 123 479 54 136 18 4 8 60 13 7 33 125 .284 .337 .388 .725 60.0  
162 Game Average 588 90 196 21 6 12 79 5 3 33 54 .334 .373 .456 .829 91.0  
Career Highs 159 646 113 241 30 16 23 101 12 10 63 123 .388 .437 .554 .946 118.2  
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   6088 862 1971 199 68 119 811 57 38 341 564 .324 .364 .437 .801 896.7
vs LH   2804 497 998 122 31 70 390 29 12 160 252 .356 .394 .496 .890 490.8
Home 1217 4273 657 1399 158 41 96 565 44 21 261 393 .327 .370 .451 .821 660.7
Away 1229 4619 702 1570 163 58 93 636 42 29 240 423 .340 .376 .461 .837 726.8
RISP   2125 0 756 79 17 59 968 0 0 204 191 .356 .408 .492 .900 398.0
Pinch Hitting   214 36 70 11 4 3 33 2 1 16 25 .327 .377 .458 .835 34.1
Close/Late   991 135 315 36 11 21 129 0 0 100 99 .318 .386 .440 .825 160.2
Mar/Apr 371 1352 226 473 56 8 27 194 13 5 76 119 .350 .388 .463 .851 220.7
May 429 1568 245 534 59 23 35 205 15 11 84 135 .341 .380 .474 .854 253.8
June 404 1473 224 504 50 18 34 210 15 7 85 125 .342 .379 .470 .849 241.0
July 369 1393 222 470 53 15 30 191 9 10 71 119 .337 .374 .462 .836 216.9
August 410 1439 194 470 40 11 34 179 15 10 86 137 .327 .372 .441 .812 217.4
Sep/Oct 463 1667 248 518 63 24 29 222 19 7 99 181 .311 .351 .430 .781 237.6
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
1945 19 WAS HL CF 10 6 63.7 21 1 1 1 .957 3.11   0.1
    LF 1 1 9.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00   0.0
1946 20 WAS HL CF 32 18 170.7 49 2 2 0 .962 2.69   0.2
    LF 16 7 80.7 14 0 1 0 .933 1.56    
    SS 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
1947 21 WAS HL CF 58 46 443.0 124 5 0 0 1.000 2.62   1.6
    LF 7 2 24.7 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.46    
1948 22 WAS HL CF 27 17 162.0 56 1 0 0 1.000 3.17   0.8
    LF 21 9 106.3 24 0 1 0 .960 2.03    
1949 23 WAS HL CF 26 12 133.0 42 1 0 1 1.000 2.91   0.6
    LF 22 11 125.3 20 1 1 0 .955 1.51    
1950 24 WAS HL CF 86 81 715.7 178 5 2 0 .989 2.30   1.8
    LF 14 7 64.0 14 0 1 0 .933 1.97    
1951 25 WAS HL CF 149 145 1296.0 369 10 3 0 .992 2.63   4.4
1952 26 WAS HL CF 147 146 1257.7 362 11 5 2 .987 2.67   3.7
1953 27 WAS HL LF 65 20 278.0 64 3 0 0 1.000 2.17   1.8
    CF 33 30 269.0 67 1 0 0 1.000 2.28    
    RF 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50    
1954 28 COT HL CF 100 97 870.0 280 8 7 1 .976 2.98   3.2
1955 29 COT HL CF 146 143 1251.3 400 7 2 1 .995 2.93   6.2
    LF 5 0 10.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.90    
1956 30 COT HL LF 130 125 1125.0 262 6 7 1 .975 2.14   2.7
    CF 22 18 169.7 64 2 1 1 .985 3.50    
    2B 4 4 35.0 8 8 0 4 1.000 4.11   0.2
    SS 1 1 9.0 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00   0.0
1957 31 COT HL LF 118 116 1025.7 194 7 2 0 .990 1.76   1.4
    SS 29 29 251.0 37 78 8 10 .935 4.12   0.5
    2B 3 3 26.0 6 9 0 4 1.000 5.19   0.1
    CF 6 0 12.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.25    
1958 32 COT HL LF 115 112 991.0 213 7 3 1 .987 2.00   2.1
    CF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1959 33 COT HL LF 145 138 1244.0 280 6 6 2 .979 2.07   3.3
    CF 8 5 53.0 19 0 0 0 1.000 3.23    
    SS 1 0 8.7 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.12   0.0
1960 34 COT HL CF 119 114 1044.3 313 14 2 5 .994 2.82   4.1
    LF 35 32 289.3 77 1 1 0 .987 2.43    
    1B 1 1 9.0 13 1 0 1 1.000 14.00   0.0
1961 35 COT HL CF 141 139 1239.3 426 8 10 1 .977 3.15   4.7
    LF 14 4 56.0 19 0 0 0 1.000 3.05    
1962 36 COT HL CF 145 142 1273.7 437 7 5 0 .989 3.14   5.4
    RF 4 4 36.0 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.75    
    LF 3 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50    
1963 37 RIT SP LF 92 89 770.0 154 5 6 1 .964 1.86   2.3
    CF 59 57 506.0 108 3 3 1 .974 1.97    
1964 38 RIT SP CF 135 133 1085.0 289 7 4 1 .987 2.46   3.5
  CF 1450 1349 12016.0 3607 93 47 15 .987 2.77   40.2
  LF 803 673 6203.0 1345 36 29 5 .979 2.00   13.5
  SS 32 30 269.7 39 82 10 11 .924 4.04   0.5
  2B 7 7 61.0 14 17 0 8 1.000 4.57   0.3
  RF 5 4 38.0 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.84    
  1B 1 1 9.0 13 1 0 1 1.000 14.00   0.0
Career Totals   2298 2064 18596.6 5030 229 86 40 .984 2.55   54.6
Career Highs   157 148 1342.7 450 94 10 14 1.000 3.15    
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
1948 22 WAS HL 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
1949 23 WAS HL 0 12 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 .250 .231 .250 .481
1960 34 COT HL 14 56 11 19 3 1 1 5 0 0 6 5 .339 .413 .482 .895
1961 35 COT HL 3 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258
1962 36 COT HL 16 65 6 15 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 7 .231 .271 .277 .548
1963 37 RIT SP 4 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267 .313 .333 .646
1964 38 RIT SP 10 36 6 9 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 11 .250 .250 .361 .611
Career Post-Season Batting 47 199 28 52 6 1 3 18 1 0 11 30 .261 .304 .347 .650
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
1955-6-.330
1956-2-.352
1957-4-.344
1958-5-.348*
1959-7-.346
1960-7-.339
1961-2-.376
1962-4-.379
1963-1-.388
1964-7-.325
CAR-7-.334
On-Base Pct
1955-8-.374
1956-6-.389
1958-9-.385*
1959-8-.389
1961-1-.437
1962-4-.429
1963-3-.424
Slugging Pct
1956-8-.554
1963-5-.522
OPS
1956-7-.943
1961-2-.925
1963-3-.946
XR
1956-5-117.3
1957-10-100.2
1959-9-104.2
1961-4-111.6
1962-8-109.3
1963-3-118.2
CAR-6-1373.9
Games
1956-2-158
1957-2-159
1960-6-156
1961-3-158
CAR-4-2446
At-Bats
1951-3-646
1956-3-619
1957-3-622
1959-8-618
1960-3-631
1961-5-604
1962-7-625
1963-4-621
CAR-2-8892
Runs
1956-5-105
1959-7-106
1960-10-102
1961-2-113
1963-3-113
CAR-4-1359
Hits
1951-7-188
1955-2-195
1956-2-218
1957-3-214
1959-6-214
1960-2-214
1961-2-227
1962-2-237
1963-1-241
CAR-1-2969
Total Bases
1956-5-343
1957-8-309
1961-8-295
1963-3-324
CAR-6-4055
Singles
1951-6-133
1952-9-129
1954-10-113
1955-2-145
1956-1-155
1957-2-162
1958-9-138
1959-1-177
1960-2-181
1961-1-186
1962-2-203
1963-1-197
1964-2-160
CAR-1-2360
Triples
1955-4-11
1956-1-16
CAR-16-99
RBIs
1956-10-101
1963-8-100
CAR-12-1201
Walks
1961-10-63
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 8    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 112    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 52    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 50th round, 1190th overall pick, by Seneca Point in 1945
Injured on 4/25/1945 with a Jammed Finger, out for one week
Traded from Seneca Point to Washburn on 7/30/1945 (Going to SP: RF J. Goetz. Going to WAS: P B. Mcdaniel, P C. Jiles, CF W. Brownfield)
Had first career hit on 8/6/1945, off Leonard Rutkowski (NOR)
Hit first career homerun on 7/19/1946, off Jeffrey Mcmichael (KIN)
Won Kennel Cup with Washburn in 1948
Won Kennel Cup with Washburn in 1949
Injured on 9/20/1950 with a Bruised Heel, out for 1-2 weeks
Drove in 6 runs against Cottonwood on 8/19/1952
Signed as a free agent by Cottonwood on 2/13/1954 to a 6-year deal worth $6,500,000 per year
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Jenton on 6/20/1954
Won Player of the Week award on 7/21/1954, hitting .516 with 0 HR, 4 RBI
Injured on 7/22/1954 with a Broken Hand, out for 5 weeks
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Jenton on 4/13/1956
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Kingsbury on 5/14/1956
Won Player of the Week award on 6/23/1956, hitting .607 with 0 HR, 3 RBI
Was selected to the 1956 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Hood River on 6/1/1957
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/21/1957, hitting .500 with 1 HR, 5 RBI
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Kingsbury on 8/3/1958
Injured on 8/9/1958 with a Broken Ulna, out for 5-6 weeks
Had 6 hits with 1 RBI against Hood River on 4/25/1959
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Jackson City on 5/21/1959
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 6/9/1960, hitting .522 with 2 HR, 9 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 7/1/1960, hitting .433 with 4 HR, 24 RBI
Was selected to the 1960 Allstar game
Had 2000th career hit on 7/25/1960, off Paul Westind (MC)
Won Player of the Week award on 4/28/1961, hitting .586 with 0 HR, 5 RBI
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Greenwood on 6/14/1961
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/1961, hitting .455 with 5 HR, 14 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Centerfield in 1961
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Jackson City on 7/31/1962
Had 29-game hitting streak snapped on 8/20/1962
Won Gold Glove at Centerfield in 1962
Signed as a free agent by Ritchford on 2/7/1963 to a 1-year deal worth $5,000,000 per year
Drove in 6 runs against Kendall on 4/29/1963
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Stratford on 5/5/1963
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Denton on 6/30/1963
Was selected to the 1963 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/19/1963, hitting .556 with 1 HR, 7 RBI
Had 22-game hitting streak snapped on 7/31/1963
Sets a new season SP-Record for Hits with 240 on 10/3/1963
10/23/1963: Signed a contract extension with Ritchford, $6,000,000 per year, for 2 years
Won Most Valuable Player in 1963, hitting .388 with 17 HR, 100 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 4/26/1964, hitting .586 with 0 HR, 5 RBI
Injured on 6/3/1964 with a Fractured Ribs, out for 2-3 weeks