Leonard
Ditchburn
 
Nickname: The Babe
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 200
 
Born: November 17, 1933 in Cottonwood
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 1958    1964   
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
1952 18 JC HL    
1953 19 RIT SP    
1954 20 RIT SP    
1955 21 RIT SP    
1956 22 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1957 23 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1958 24 RIT SP $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                             
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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 25 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1960 26 RIT SP $ 364,286  
1961 27 RIT SP $ 364,286  
1962 28 RIT SP $ 364,286  
1963 29 RIT SP $ 6,900,000  
1964 30 RIT SP $ 6,900,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 6,900,000  
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
1952 18 A   138 469 56 143 11 0 6 53 0 1 19 104 .305 .332 .367 .699 54.4  
1953 19 AA   14 44 6 11 1 0 2 6 0 0 6 8 .250 .340 .409 .749 6.5  
    A   123 463 53 152 11 1 16 61 1 0 26 99 .328 .364 .460 .824 73.2  
1954 20 AA   135 557 62 167 21 1 12 61 0 4 28 109 .300 .333 .406 .739 70.7  
1955 21 AAA   138 589 75 174 21 1 14 54 1 0 24 120 .295 .323 .406 .729 73.8  
1956 22 RIT SP 105 315 36 97 16 1 0 37 2 2 13 46 .308 .343 .365 .708 36.8 5.3
    AAA   44 185 29 68 14 0 4 23 0 0 6 45 .368 .387 .508 .896 31.6  
1957 23 RIT SP 142 532 70 198 32 2 5 61 2 2 24 80 .372 .404 .468 .872 87.1 19.8
1958 24 RIT SP 156 637 102 214 26 2 4 53 1 0 29 96 .336 .370 .402 .772 86.8 17.5
1959 25 RIT SP 158 645 58 188 33 0 2 78 2 0 17 102 .291 .313 .352 .664 66.1 7.9
1960 26 RIT SP 162 593 46 167 17 0 6 43 0 0 24 100 .282 .315 .341 .656 58.1 6.3
1961 27 RIT SP 123 154 14 53 6 0 2 24 0 0 9 31 .344 .376 .422 .798 23.5 5.1
1962 28 RIT SP 148 500 70 180 30 0 9 82 1 0 29 91 .360 .395 .474 .869 84.2 16.9
1963 29 RIT SP 142 314 53 114 11 0 6 46 1 0 22 43 .363 .405 .455 .860 52.1 11.3
1964 30 RIT SP 155 596 74 198 30 0 10 89 0 0 44 97 .332 .376 .433 .809 89.6 19.5
9 Years Sim 1291 4286 523 1409 201 5 44 513 9 4 211 686 .329 .363 .409 .772 584.5 109.6
2 Years AAA 182 774 104 242 35 1 18 77 1 0 30 165 .313 .344 .430 .774 105.5  
2 Years AA 149 601 68 178 22 1 14 67 0 4 34 117 .296 .337 .406 .743 77.2  
2 Years A 261 932 109 295 22 1 22 114 1 1 45 203 .317 .353 .413 .766 127.6  
6 Years Minors 592 2307 281 715 79 3 54 258 2 5 109 485 .310 .346 .417 .763 310.2  
162 Game Average 537 65 176 25 0 5 64 1 0 26 86 .329 .363 .409 .772 73.3  
Career Highs 162 645 102 214 33 2 10 89 2 2 44 102 .372 .405 .474 .872 89.6  
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   3262 383 1044 149 4 33 375 9 2 161 537 .320 .355 .399 .753 430.8
vs LH   1024 140 365 52 1 11 138 0 2 50 149 .356 .389 .441 .830 157.9
Home 631 2034 240 689 91 3 24 255 6 3 99 332 .339 .371 .422 .793 293.4
Away 660 2252 283 720 110 2 20 258 3 1 112 354 .320 .355 .397 .752 295.3
RISP   1152 0 368 60 2 16 454 0 0 63 187 .319 .351 .417 .768 159.5
Pinch Hitting   265 28 91 10 0 4 40 1 0 12 43 .343 .373 .426 .799 39.0
Close/Late   564 53 183 22 1 6 64 0 0 30 89 .324 .360 .399 .759 76.1
Mar/Apr 172 537 63 180 38 1 3 56 1 0 30 84 .335 .378 .426 .804 77.8
May 211 717 91 234 26 1 8 83 3 2 35 104 .326 .358 .399 .756 96.2
June 213 702 96 239 34 0 5 76 2 2 36 115 .340 .378 .410 .789 99.2
July 201 674 79 213 36 0 7 87 2 0 34 106 .316 .350 .401 .750 88.7
August 236 783 107 260 37 1 8 104 0 0 34 135 .332 .362 .413 .775 107.6
Sep/Oct 258 873 87 283 30 2 13 107 1 0 42 142 .324 .356 .408 .764 119.2
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
1956 22 RIT SP RF 68 68 565.0 111 5 4 0 .967 1.85   1.4
    1B 18 14 135.3 157 11 0 11 1.000 11.17   0.3
1957 23 RIT SP 1B 123 122 1067.0 1129 64 7 100 .994 10.06   2.6
    RF 6 0 10.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.70   0.0
1958 24 RIT SP RF 136 136 1203.7 226 5 9 1 .963 1.73   1.1
    1B 16 12 108.7 109 12 0 12 1.000 10.02   0.3
1959 25 RIT SP 1B 156 156 1408.3 1367 86 4 117 .997 9.29   3.7
1960 26 RIT SP 1B 162 162 1423.3 1346 102 12 107 .992 9.16   2.6
1961 27 RIT SP RF 13 8 87.3 21 1 3 1 .880 2.27   0.1
    1B 14 2 43.3 54 2 2 4 .966 11.63   0.1
    CF 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00    
    SS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1962 28 RIT SP 1B 132 112 994.3 1153 79 5 111 .996 11.15   1.5
    RF 2 2 17.0 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.65   0.0
1963 29 RIT SP RF 26 25 208.0 48 1 0 1 1.000 2.12   0.6
    1B 43 12 178.3 189 6 3 13 .985 9.84   0.3
    LF 13 13 119.3 13 2 2 0 .882 1.13    
1964 30 RIT SP RF 144 144 1261.7 252 6 1 1 .996 1.84   2.9
    1B 7 1 21.3 24 2 0 0 1.000 10.97   0.0
  1B 671 593 5380.0 5528 364 33 475 .994 9.86   11.4
  RF 395 383 3352.7 666 18 17 4 .976 1.84   6.1
  LF 13 13 119.3 13 2 2 0 .882 1.13    
  CF 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00    
  SS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   1082 989 8856.0 6209 384 52 479 .992 6.70   17.5
Career Highs   162 162 1423.3 1367 102 12 117 .997 11.01    
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 24 RIT SP 3 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600
1963 29 RIT SP 4 17 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 .176 .222 .412 .634
1964 30 RIT SP 10 37 4 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 5 .243 .282 .270 .552
Career Post-Season Batting 17 64 6 15 2 0 1 6 0 1 2 13 .234 .269 .313 .581
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
1957-2-.372
1958-6-.336
1962-6-.360
1964-4-.332
CAR-9-.329
On-Base Pct
1957-6-.404
Games
1959-8-158
1960-1-162
At-Bats
1958-2-637
1959-1-645
1960-10-593
1964-8-596
Runs
1958-8-102
Hits
1957-2-198
1958-2-214
1959-9-188
1964-2-198
Singles
1957-2-159
1958-1-182
1959-5-153
1960-8-144
1964-3-158
CAR-47-1159
         
 
   Black Ink Test: 2    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 37    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 28    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 7th round, 154th overall pick, by Northampton in 1945
Had first career hit on 4/3/1945, off Steven Hickmon (PB)
Earned first career win on 4/3/1945
Hit first career homerun on 4/26/1957, off Thomas Chesser (TF)
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Had 34-game hitting streak snapped on 5/22/1958
Was selected to the 1958 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 5 RBI against Stratford on 8/6/1958
Injured on 5/30/1962 with a Strained Thigh Muscle, out for one week
Won Player of the Week award on 5/3/1964, hitting .520 with 1 HR, 5 RBI
Was selected to the 1964 Allstar game