Lawrence
Caplinger
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 250
 
Born: October 27, 1926 in Usa
 
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
1946 19 GRE HL    
1947 20 GRE HL    
1948 21 GRE HL    
1949 22 GRE HL    
1950 23 GRE HL $ 300,000  
1951 24 GRE HL $ 300,000  
1952 25 GRE HL $ 300,000  
1953 26 GRE HL    
1954 27 GRE HL    
1955 28 GRE HL $ 300,000  
1956 29 GRE HL $ 300,000  
1957 30 BLA HL $ 1,285,714  
1958 31 KEN SP $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 1,285,714  
                                             
  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 32 SP SP $ 420,000  
1960 33 SP SP $ 420,000  
1961 34 KIN HL $ 600,000  
1962 35 KIN HL $ 600,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 420,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 600,000  
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
1946 19 A   137 526 49 150 10 0 8 45 1 2 45 108 .285 .342 .350 .691 63.5  
1947 20 A   136 494 38 134 25 0 4 46 0 1 25 108 .271 .306 .346 .653 49.9  
1948 21 AA   53 210 21 64 9 0 2 23 1 0 12 45 .305 .342 .376 .719 26.1  
    A   74 293 28 96 12 0 6 34 1 0 21 59 .328 .373 .430 .803 44.7  
1949 22 AA   137 503 52 150 34 0 8 55 2 2 52 78 .298 .364 .414 .777 73.5  
1950 23 GRE HL 44 78 8 18 4 0 1 9 0 0 5 21 .231 .277 .321 .598 6.7 0.4
    AAA   28 117 15 34 5 0 1 9 0 1 12 19 .291 .357 .359 .716 14.8  
1951 24 GRE HL 65 89 7 23 6 0 0 7 0 0 9 26 .258 .333 .326 .659 9.0 1.0
    AAA   22 90 11 26 4 0 2 9 0 0 4 16 .289 .319 .400 .719 11.0  
1952 25 GRE HL 17 24 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .167 .259 .208 .468 1.4 0.0
    AAA   76 286 32 80 14 0 1 29 2 0 28 58 .280 .344 .339 .683 34.1  
1953 26 AAA   36 144 19 51 5 0 2 15 1 0 15 23 .354 .415 .431 .846 24.8  
    AA   101 421 42 146 14 0 2 31 3 1 30 90 .347 .390 .394 .785 62.0  
1954 27 AAA   3 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 .667 .800 1.000 1.800 1.8  
    AA   133 538 84 217 25 0 5 52 1 7 63 103 .403 .466 .478 .944 107.2  
1955 28 GRE HL 79 125 16 38 8 1 5 20 0 0 5 15 .304 .336 .504 .840 19.0 3.7
    AAA   55 222 29 88 10 0 7 34 0 0 23 53 .396 .453 .536 .989 47.7  
1956 29 GRE HL 132 330 35 90 10 0 8 44 0 1 15 51 .273 .308 .376 .684 35.9 4.7
1957 30 GRE HL 15 54 5 14 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 8 .259 .298 .296 .595 3.7 0.1
  BLA HL 76 105 12 29 4 1 3 15 0 0 7 21 .276 .325 .419 .744 12.9 1.4
  TOT   91 159 17 43 6 1 3 20 0 0 10 29 .270 .316 .377 .693 16.6 1.4
    AAA   8 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .278 .235 .513 1.1  
1958 31 AAA   54 237 30 76 7 0 5 20 0 1 11 53 .321 .351 .414 .764 32.2  
1959 32 SP SP 47 159 24 48 8 0 5 20 0 0 7 28 .302 .341 .447 .788 22.2 3.9
    AAA   109 429 79 157 18 1 23 92 5 1 39 85 .366 .419 .573 .992 92.3  
1960 33 SP SP 153 593 46 170 15 2 8 76 2 0 15 122 .287 .303 .359 .663 59.3 6.9
1961 34 KIN HL 96 346 30 98 12 1 7 23 0 0 21 65 .283 .330 .384 .714 43.0 4.7
    AAA   46 192 29 67 10 0 7 34 4 6 15 38 .349 .396 .510 .907 34.2  
1962 35 KIN HL 124 259 38 74 13 0 4 30 0 0 15 55 .286 .335 .382 .717 32.6 5.5
10 Years Sim 848 2162 224 606 83 5 41 249 2 1 105 419 .280 .318 .380 .698 245.7 32.2
10 Years AAA 437 1737 247 585 74 1 48 244 12 9 150 347 .337 .390 .463 .854 294.1  
4 Years AA 424 1672 199 577 82 0 17 161 7 10 157 316 .345 .405 .425 .830 268.8  
3 Years A 347 1313 115 380 47 0 18 125 2 3 91 275 .289 .336 .366 .703 158.0  
17 Years Minors 1208 4722 561 1542 203 1 83 530 21 22 398 938 .327 .381 .423 .803 721.0  
162 Game Average 413 42 115 15 0 7 47 0 0 20 80 .280 .318 .380 .698 46.9  
Career Highs 153 593 46 170 15 2 8 76 2 1 21 122 .304 .341 .504 .840 59.3  
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   1503 157 421 56 4 29 174 2 1 64 308 .280 .315 .381 .695 170.2
vs LH   659 67 185 27 1 12 75 0 0 41 111 .281 .324 .379 .704 78.7
Home 410 1023 110 308 42 2 21 110 0 1 51 184 .301 .337 .408 .745 132.4
Away 438 1139 114 298 41 3 20 139 2 0 54 235 .262 .300 .356 .656 116.4
RISP   520 0 158 24 1 7 198 0 0 26 102 .304 .335 .394 .729 65.5
Pinch Hitting   313 31 84 13 0 9 43 0 0 19 69 .268 .314 .396 .711 37.8
Close/Late   328 22 87 13 0 4 35 0 0 17 73 .265 .300 .341 .641 32.8
Mar/Apr 85 218 23 69 5 0 6 32 2 1 9 48 .317 .349 .422 .771 30.0
May 126 288 29 80 12 1 5 38 0 0 11 52 .278 .306 .378 .684 31.7
June 151 415 50 119 13 0 10 50 0 0 24 86 .287 .330 .390 .721 51.5
July 130 317 36 88 10 2 4 35 0 0 21 62 .278 .325 .360 .684 36.2
August 158 428 39 107 18 2 10 42 0 0 17 83 .250 .283 .371 .655 42.9
Sep/Oct 198 496 47 143 25 0 6 52 0 0 23 88 .288 .324 .375 .699 56.6
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
1950 23 GRE HL 1B 23 15 152.0 161 12 3 11 .983 10.24   0.3
1951 24 GRE HL 1B 24 12 136.7 120 11 1 13 .992 8.63   0.2
    RF 2 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25   0.0
1952 25 GRE HL 1B 9 4 40.3 36 8 0 5 1.000 9.82   0.1
1955 28 GRE HL 1B 21 16 146.0 163 7 1 14 .994 10.48   0.3
1956 29 GRE HL 1B 114 63 653.3 638 49 2 48 .997 9.46   0.7
1957 30 GRE HL 1B 6 4 80.5 87 6 1 9 .989 10.40   0.1
  BLA HL 1B 28 22 159.5 173 11 1 17 .995 10.38   0.5
  TOT   1B 34 26 240.0 260 17 2 26 .993 10.39   0.6
1959 32 SP SP 1B 42 41 348.7 314 25 3 28 .991 8.75   0.6
1960 33 SP SP 1B 152 150 1301.3 1238 115 10 124 .993 9.36   3.4
1961 34 KIN HL 1B 92 84 739.0 698 63 10 81 .987 9.27   1.4
1962 35 KIN HL 1B 59 48 409.0 416 33 3 33 .993 9.88   0.7
    LF 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  1B 570 459 4166.3 4044 340 35 383 .992 9.47   8.4
  RF 2 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25   0.0
  LF 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   574 459 4173.3 4045 340 35 383 .992 9.46   8.4
Career Highs   152 150 1301.3 1238 115 10 124 1.000 10.48    
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
1950 23 GRE HL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
1955 28 GRE HL 0 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .944
Career Post-Season Batting 0 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
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.
At-Bats
1960-10-593
Singles
1960-6-145
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 1    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
 
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  5. David Kershner (948)
  6. George Rameriz (938)
  7. William Meaney (937)
  8. John Calzada (934)
  9. James Carraway (933)
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History
Drafted in 43rd round, 1018th overall pick, by Northampton in 1945
Released by Northampton on 6/17/1945, refused assignment to minors
Had first career hit on 5/9/1950, off Freddie Stingley (BLA)
Hit first career homerun on 8/21/1950, off Freddie Stingley (BLA)
Traded from Greenwood to Blackwood on 6/21/1957 (Going to BLA: 1B L. Caplinger, LF W. Enright. Going to GRE: P K. Pease)
Signed as a free agent by Kendall on 7/11/1958 to a 1-year deal worth $300,000 per year
Signed as a free agent by Seneca Point on 3/2/1959 to a 1-year deal worth $600,000 per year
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Kendall on 7/27/1960
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Stratford on 9/8/1960
Signed as a free agent by Kingsbury on 2/5/1961 to a 2-year deal worth $600,000 per year