James
Labombard
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 205
 
Born: March 22, 1934 in Cottonwood
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Gold Glove 1958    1959    1961   
All-Star Selections 1959    1961    1962   
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
1953 19 OAK SP    
1954 20 COT HL    
1955 21 COT HL    
1956 22 COT HL    
1957 23 COT HL $ 300,000  
1958 24 COT HL $ 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 COT HL $ 300,000  
1960 26 COT HL $ 300,000  
1961 27 COT HL $ 1,835,714  
1962 28 COT HL $ 3,850,000  
1963 29 COT HL $ 3,850,000  
1964 30 PB HL $ 13,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 13,500,000  
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
1953 19 A   138 581 71 179 22 3 14 82 3 3 20 149 .308 .331 .429 .760 76.9  
1954 20 AA   111 458 48 139 34 1 5 42 0 1 12 111 .303 .321 .415 .736 55.4  
    A   26 126 20 50 7 0 3 20 1 0 2 32 .397 .406 .524 .930 22.9  
1955 21 AAA   117 461 39 129 14 1 5 46 0 1 15 139 .280 .303 .347 .650 45.7  
    AA   18 69 8 17 5 0 2 9 0 0 1 15 .246 .257 .406 .663 6.8  
1956 22 AAA   137 604 91 219 25 4 14 87 1 1 24 146 .363 .387 .487 .874 101.4  
1957 23 COT HL 152 604 66 196 20 0 1 49 0 0 21 116 .325 .349 .363 .712 71.9 13.2
1958 24 COT HL 159 625 91 203 33 1 10 64 0 0 20 87 .325 .345 .429 .773 86.8 13.7
1959 25 COT HL 157 631 78 223 29 3 14 104 1 0 17 112 .353 .370 .475 .845 94.8 17.6
1960 26 COT HL 156 640 88 188 33 2 15 85 0 0 18 183 .294 .318 .422 .740 77.1 11.8
1961 27 COT HL 151 588 97 193 44 2 30 131 0 0 20 162 .328 .355 .563 .918 105.3 22.2
1962 28 COT HL 155 660 95 206 47 5 25 132 0 0 16 201 .312 .330 .512 .842 98.9 17.1
1963 29 COT HL 76 309 52 107 17 2 24 58 0 0 11 81 .346 .372 .647 1.019 63.7 13.7
1964 30 PB HL 155 619 85 178 35 3 28 121 2 0 24 183 .288 .314 .489 .804 92.1 16.9
8 Years Sim 1161 4676 652 1494 258 18 147 744 3 0 147 1125 .320 .342 .477 .819 690.6 126.1
2 Years AAA 254 1065 130 348 39 5 19 133 1 2 39 285 .327 .353 .426 .779 147.1  
2 Years AA 129 527 56 156 39 1 7 51 0 1 13 126 .296 .316 .414 .729 62.2  
2 Years A 164 707 91 229 29 3 17 102 4 3 22 181 .324 .343 .446 .788 99.8  
6 Years Minors 547 2299 277 733 107 9 43 286 5 6 74 592 .319 .341 .429 .770 309.1  
162 Game Average 652 90 208 36 2 20 103 0 0 20 156 .320 .342 .477 .819 96.4  
Career Highs 159 660 97 223 47 5 30 132 2 0 24 201 .353 .372 .647 1.019 105.3  
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   3294 452 1026 182 15 97 507 2 0 92 815 .311 .333 .464 .797 466.2
vs LH   1382 200 468 76 3 50 237 1 0 55 310 .339 .364 .507 .870 230.5
Home 578 2253 314 716 125 10 81 366 2 0 80 549 .318 .342 .490 .832 347.0
Away 583 2423 338 778 133 8 66 378 1 0 67 576 .321 .342 .464 .806 349.7
RISP   1262 0 412 79 7 36 567 0 0 48 297 .326 .345 .486 .831 195.7
Pinch Hitting   68 7 28 6 0 1 16 0 0 7 12 .412 .474 .544 1.018 14.8
Close/Late   504 45 152 22 3 10 63 0 0 17 123 .302 .326 .417 .742 63.8
Mar/Apr 184 748 115 256 51 0 30 156 0 0 27 190 .342 .364 .531 .894 129.4
May 207 838 122 240 27 4 27 106 0 0 26 213 .286 .310 .425 .735 104.9
June 191 775 103 264 43 4 17 130 0 0 23 155 .341 .358 .472 .831 118.4
July 166 678 100 221 38 1 22 92 1 0 16 156 .326 .345 .482 .827 101.8
August 187 727 91 226 41 1 20 121 2 0 23 180 .311 .334 .453 .787 101.4
Sep/Oct 226 910 121 287 58 8 31 139 0 0 32 231 .315 .343 .499 .842 140.8
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
1957 23 COT HL RF 146 139 1202.0 286 7 3 1 .990 2.19   2.1
    2B 1 1 8.0 4 5 0 1 1.000 10.13   0.1
1958 24 COT HL RF 150 143 1276.7 293 6 1 2 .997 2.11   2.9
    LF 2 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50    
1959 25 COT HL RF 151 144 1284.7 359 6 2 2 .995 2.56   4.3
    2B 1 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 .750 3.00   0.0
1960 26 COT HL RF 152 151 1351.7 387 1 2 0 .995 2.58   3.7
1961 27 COT HL LF 137 134 1174.0 307 4 3 0 .990 2.38   3.2
    RF 9 1 29.0 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.48    
    SS 2 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57   0.0
1962 28 COT HL LF 122 122 1068.7 274 7 11 4 .962 2.37   3.6
    RF 30 25 229.7 59 0 0 0 1.000 2.31    
1963 29 COT HL LF 73 72 645.7 163 4 3 1 .982 2.33   1.5
    RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1964 30 PB HL LF 152 145 1284.7 269 4 3 0 .989 1.91   2.6
    RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
  RF 640 603 5375.6 1392 20 8 5 .994 2.36   13.0
  LF 486 473 4177.0 1015 19 20 5 .981 2.23   10.8
  2B 2 2 17.0 6 6 1 1 .923 6.35   0.1
  SS 2 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57   0.0
Career Totals   1130 1078 9576.6 2414 46 29 11 .988 2.31   23.9
Career Highs   153 151 1351.7 387 12 11 4 .997 2.58    
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
1960 26 COT HL 14 56 5 13 3 0 2 9 0 0 1 28 .232 .259 .393 .651
1961 27 COT HL 3 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333
1962 28 COT HL 16 59 8 18 3 0 1 7 0 0 1 12 .305 .328 .407 .735
1964 30 PB HL 11 45 4 14 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 12 .311 .304 .378 .682
Career Post-Season Batting 44 172 18 47 9 0 3 21 0 0 2 57 .273 .288 .378 .666
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
1957-8-.325
1959-4-.353
1961-10-.328
CAR-17-.320
Slugging Pct
1961-2-.563
OPS
1961-5-.918
XR
1961-6-105.3
Games
1958-3-159
1959-7-157
1960-6-156
At-Bats
1957-7-604
1958-4-625
1959-4-631
1960-2-640
1962-2-660
1964-4-619
Hits
1957-6-196
1958-6-203
1959-2-223
1960-9-188
1961-10-193
1962-6-206
Total Bases
1959-8-300
1961-2-331
1962-4-338
1964-5-303
Singles
1957-1-175
1958-3-159
1959-1-177
1960-9-138
Doubles
1961-7-44
1962-8-47
1964-10-35
Homeruns
1961-6-30
RBIs
1959-6-104
1961-2-131
1962-3-132
1964-4-121
Strikeouts
1960-2-183
1961-5-162
1962-1-201
1964-1-183
         
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 68    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 30    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 12th round, 286th overall pick, by Jenton in 1945
Had first career hit (double) on 4/1/1945, off David Fluharty (MC)
Hit first career homerun on 4/7/1945, off Joshua Doucette (BLA)
Had 6 hits with 5 RBI against Blackwood on 8/17/1945
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Greenwood on 6/8/1957
Hit first career homerun on 7/27/1957, off Larry Barnhouse (BLA)
Won Player of the Week award on 9/8/1958, hitting .609 with 0 HR, 3 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1958
Had 6 hits with 2 RBI against Kingsbury on 4/18/1959
Drove in 6 runs against Kingsbury on 6/4/1959
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Blackwood on 7/9/1959
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1959
Won Player of the Week award on 6/2/1960, hitting .483 with 2 HR, 7 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 5/1/1961, hitting .424 with 5 HR, 32 RBI
Drove in 6 runs against Greenwood on 6/14/1961
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/28/1961, hitting .560 with 3 HR, 8 RBI
Injured on 8/23/1961 with a Pulled Rib Cage Muscle, out for one week
Won Gold Glove at Leftfield in 1961
Won Player of the Week award on 4/12/1962, hitting .393 with 4 HR, 13 RBI
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,850,000 through salary arbitration
Injured on 6/13/1963 with a Fractured Hand, out for 6 weeks
Hit 3 homeruns against Kingsbury, driving in 5 runs on 9/28/1963
Won Player of the Week award on 10/4/1963, hitting .462 with 6 HR, 9 RBI
Signed as a free agent by Point Breeze on 2/9/1964 to a 4-year deal worth $13,500,000 per year
Won Player of the Week award on 9/20/1964, hitting .481 with 4 HR, 12 RBI