Benton
Seagle
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 235
 
Born: June 25, 1922 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Most Valuable Player 1958   
Gold Glove 1958    1959   
All-Star Selections 1958    1959   
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 23 SP SP    
1946 24 SP SP $ 300,000  
1947 25 SP SP $ 300,000  
1948 26 SP SP $ 2,565,000  
1949 27 SP SP $ 2,931,429  
1950 28 SP SP $ 2,931,429  
1951 29 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1952 30 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1953 31 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1954 32 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1955 33 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1956 34 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1957 35 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
1958 36 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,800,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 37 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
1960 38 RW SP $ 8,000,000  
1961 39 KEN SP    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 9,800,000  
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 23 SP SP    
1946 24 SP SP $ 300,000  
1947 25 SP SP $ 300,000  
1948 26 SP SP $ 2,565,000  
1949 27 SP SP $ 2,931,429  
1950 28 SP SP $ 2,931,429  
1951 29 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1952 30 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1953 31 SP SP $ 4,275,000  
1954 32 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1955 33 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1956 34 SP SP $ 6,800,000  
1957 35 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
1958 36 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,800,000  
                                             
  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 37 SP SP $ 9,800,000  
1960 38 RW SP $ 8,000,000  
1961 39 KEN SP    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 9,800,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1961 39 KEN SP 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 13.64 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0.0
1 Years Sim 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 13.64 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0.0
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs LH   1 1 1 0 1   .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Away 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 13.64 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
June 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 13.64 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
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 23 AAA   119 451 37 120 22 1 10 45 4 9 41 87 .266 .327 .386 .713 54.8  
1946 24 SP SP 140 502 67 126 14 8 19 51 1 0 32 64 .251 .301 .424 .726 64.8 11.1
    AAA   5 20 3 6 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 .300 .333 .450 .783 2.3  
1947 25 SP SP 156 614 81 174 26 11 25 82 0 3 44 87 .283 .332 .484 .816 94.5 19.4
1948 26 SP SP 154 617 98 180 23 10 18 67 1 1 51 75 .292 .349 .449 .798 95.4 20.7
1949 27 SP SP 155 571 85 165 37 6 17 76 8 3 43 79 .289 .341 .464 .805 86.0 16.0
1950 28 SP SP 153 564 87 176 34 6 17 85 7 5 44 76 .312 .362 .484 .846 92.7 20.5
1951 29 SP SP 157 579 94 168 23 5 29 100 8 2 38 84 .290 .335 .497 .833 93.6 20.6
1952 30 SP SP 159 606 77 154 31 5 15 70 8 4 46 100 .254 .309 .396 .705 72.9 9.3
1953 31 SP SP 155 578 79 171 24 5 20 76 15 12 44 74 .296 .347 .458 .805 85.5 15.7
1954 32 SP SP 156 607 99 177 31 10 34 108 2 4 37 91 .292 .335 .544 .879 104.5 21.3
1955 33 SP SP 151 496 72 128 23 4 23 72 1 0 47 38 .258 .323 .460 .783 72.7 11.6
1956 34 SP SP 155 601 84 183 25 8 31 114 6 5 41 48 .304 .346 .527 .873 102.1 19.6
1957 35 SP SP 159 605 105 190 22 11 20 90 6 7 44 44 .314 .364 .486 .850 97.7 18.8
1958 36 SP SP 147 562 109 203 21 10 49 132 4 2 33 35 .361 .399 .696 1.095 134.4 30.9
1959 37 SP SP 148 535 92 167 36 3 28 85 10 7 42 19 .312 .360 .548 .907 95.0 19.3
1960 38 RW SP 149 512 88 163 27 5 23 92 2 0 32 25 .318 .355 .525 .880 89.8 18.6
1961 39 KEN SP 84 259 19 54 4 0 5 30 0 0 9 81 .208 .245 .282 .527 16.5 0.0
16 Years Sim 2378 8808 1336 2579 401 107 373 1330 79 55 627 1020 .293 .341 .490 .831 1398.1 273.4
2 Years AAA 124 471 40 126 25 1 10 47 4 10 42 90 .268 .329 .389 .717 57.1  
162 Game Average 600 91 175 27 7 25 90 5 3 42 69 .293 .341 .490 .831 95.2  
Career Highs 159 617 109 203 37 11 49 132 15 12 51 100 .361 .399 .696 1.095 134.4  
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   6341 1051 1982 300 73 300 982 60 40 526 639 .313 .366 .525 .891 1136.8
vs LH   2467 285 597 101 34 73 348 19 15 101 381 .242 .274 .399 .673 261.1
Home 1186 4301 630 1257 192 46 175 607 42 24 304 487 .292 .340 .480 .820 671.1
Away 1192 4507 706 1322 209 61 198 723 37 31 323 533 .293 .343 .499 .841 726.8
RISP   2109 0 619 100 27 76 901 0 0 188 236 .294 .345 .475 .819 338.4
Pinch Hitting   173 36 54 13 2 8 40 1 0 14 16 .312 .365 .549 .914 32.0
Close/Late   1051 126 291 50 12 38 153 0 0 104 125 .277 .344 .456 .800 161.1
Mar/Apr 377 1392 205 400 63 15 45 192 19 11 98 175 .287 .333 .451 .784 202.2
May 418 1535 211 463 80 18 66 247 7 6 113 165 .302 .351 .506 .857 255.7
June 404 1472 221 428 53 23 69 236 13 11 96 192 .291 .336 .499 .834 234.2
July 348 1301 229 399 66 17 62 202 11 8 94 139 .307 .353 .527 .880 226.3
August 408 1517 239 437 57 21 62 219 16 8 124 172 .288 .345 .476 .821 239.5
Sep/Oct 423 1591 231 452 82 13 69 234 13 11 102 177 .284 .331 .482 .813 240.1
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
1946 24 SP SP RF 120 118 1030.7 240 7 0 3 1.000 2.16   1.3
    LF 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
    SS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1947 25 SP SP RF 151 141 1286.3 297 5 0 1 1.000 2.11   1.7
    LF 1 0 7.0 2 1 0 1 1.000 3.86    
1948 26 SP SP RF 153 147 1319.3 322 6 0 1 1.000 2.24   2.9
1949 27 SP SP RF 154 146 1286.3 314 5 1 2 .997 2.23   2.9
1950 28 SP SP RF 152 144 1286.0 291 5 0 0 1.000 2.07   3.7
1951 29 SP SP RF 155 147 1313.3 334 10 1 2 .997 2.36   5.4
    CF 1 0 3.3 2 0 0 0 1.000 5.41    
1952 30 SP SP RF 158 153 1371.3 326 11 1 1 .997 2.21   4.0
1953 31 SP SP RF 152 143 1301.3 321 7 1 2 .997 2.27   2.7
1954 32 SP SP RF 153 145 1301.3 303 5 0 0 1.000 2.13   3.0
    LF 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50    
1955 33 SP SP RF 143 120 1112.7 259 12 0 0 1.000 2.19   3.7
1956 34 SP SP RF 154 148 1343.0 351 8 0 1 1.000 2.41   3.8
1957 35 SP SP RF 152 146 1342.3 398 11 1 2 .998 2.74   5.4
1958 36 SP SP RF 143 136 1224.7 320 8 0 0 1.000 2.41   5.4
    CF 2 2 18.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00    
1959 37 SP SP RF 145 127 1169.7 326 7 2 2 .994 2.56   4.0
1960 38 RW SP RF 140 120 1106.3 217 4 0 0 1.000 1.80   2.6
    2B 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
1961 39 KEN SP RF 79 67 612.0 138 6 1 0 .993 2.12   2.0
  RF 2304 2148 19406.6 4757 117 8 17 .998 2.26   54.7
  CF 3 2 21.3 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.53    
  LF 3 0 13.0 4 1 0 1 1.000 3.46    
  SS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  2B 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
Career Totals   2312 2150 19442.9 4767 119 8 18 .998 2.26   54.7
Career Highs   158 153 1371.3 398 12 2 3 1.000 2.74    
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
1947 25 SP SP 5 22 2 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .364 .391 .364 .755
1948 26 SP SP 3 13 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .308 .308 .462 .769
1950 28 SP SP 3 12 1 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .833 1.333
1951 29 SP SP 3 13 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .385 .615
1954 32 SP SP 5 19 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 .105 .227 .316 .543
1956 34 SP SP 17 66 13 21 2 2 3 14 1 1 5 5 .318 .365 .545 .910
1958 36 SP SP 10 35 5 7 2 1 0 5 0 0 5 2 .200 .300 .314 .614
1960 38 RW SP 5 22 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .273 .304 .318 .623
Career Post-Season Batting 51 202 27 57 7 5 5 29 1 1 15 22 .282 .332 .441 .772
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
1950-8-.312
1957-9-.314
1958-3-.361
On-Base Pct
1958-9-.399
Slugging Pct
1954-10-.544
1958-1-.696
1959-6-.548
1960-6-.525
OPS
1958-1-1.095
1959-9-.907
XR
1954-7-104.5
1958-1-134.4
CAR-4-1398.1
Games
1951-10-157
1957-6-159
CAR-6-2378
At-Bats
1947-4-614
1948-4-617
1954-8-607
1956-8-601
CAR-3-8808
Runs
1954-8-99
1957-6-105
1958-3-109
CAR-5-1336
Hits
1947-7-174
1948-5-180
1950-7-176
1954-10-177
1956-8-183
1957-3-190
1958-4-203
CAR-3-2579
Total Bases
1947-8-297
1954-5-330
1956-5-317
1958-1-391
1959-8-293
CAR-2-4313
Singles
1948-6-129
1956-10-119
1957-7-137
CAR-5-1698
Doubles
CAR-28-401
Triples
1947-8-11
1948-7-10
CAR-11-107
Homeruns
1954-9-34
1956-3-31
1958-1-49
1959-10-28
CAR-7-373
RBIs
1951-6-100
1954-3-108
1956-2-114
1958-1-132
CAR-5-1330
Caught Stealing
1953-8-12
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 11    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 94    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 49    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 13th round, 302nd overall pick, by Seneca Point in 1945
Injured on 5/1/1945 with a Pinched Nerve Neck, out for 6 days
Injured on 6/2/1945 with a Strained Calf Muscle, out for 3 weeks
Had first career hit on 4/7/1946, off Enoch Parker (YAN)
Hit first career homerun on 4/21/1946, off Russell Pinner (RIT)
Won Rookie of the Year in 1946, hitting .251 with 19 HR, 51 RBI
Hit for the cycle against Oakton on 5/25/1947
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Denton on 9/1/1948
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1948.Won Player of the Week award on 9/22/1950, hitting .517 with 1 HR, 10 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 7/28/1951, hitting .417 with 3 HR, 6 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1951.Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Stratford on 9/5/1953
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Redsand on 4/14/1954
Was selected to the 1954 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/14/1954, hitting .407 with 5 HR, 12 RBI
Was selected to the 1956 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/14/1956, hitting .483 with 5 HR, 12 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/1956, hitting .400 with 6 HR, 26 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1956
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Had 6 hits with 3 RBI against Ritchford on 8/3/1957
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Twin Falls on 8/10/1957
Won Player of the Week award on 8/11/1957, hitting .538 with 1 HR, 7 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1957
Won Player of the Week award on 8/11/1957, hitting .538 with 1 HR, 7 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1957
Had 2000th career hit on 4/16/1958, off Michael Ostrowski (LAN)
Won Player of the Week award on 5/26/1958, hitting .625 with 2 HR, 7 RBI
Drove in 6 runs against Hinsdale on 5/27/1958
Won Batter of the Month award on 6/1/1958, hitting .471 with 6 HR, 22 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 6/9/1958, hitting .478 with 6 HR, 14 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 7/1/1958, hitting .385 with 12 HR, 32 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 7/14/1958, hitting .500 with 6 HR, 9 RBI
Was selected to the 1958 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 8/18/1958, hitting .480 with 3 HR, 6 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 9/1/1958, hitting .339 with 11 HR, 25 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 9/15/1958, hitting .542 with 4 HR, 9 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 10/1/1958, hitting .451 with 13 HR, 27 RBI
Won Most Valuable Player in 1958, hitting .361 with 49 HR, 132 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1958
Drove in 6 runs against Kendall on 6/13/1959
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 9/1/1959, hitting .474 with 3 HR, 5 RBI
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1959
Signed as a free agent by Red Willow on 2/2/1960 to a 1-year deal worth $8,000,000 per year
Had 20-game hitting streak snapped on 5/10/1960
Signed as a free agent by Kendall on 3/2/1961 to a 1-year deal worth $2,000,000 per year
Released by Kendall on 9/21/1961