Russell
Vanderford
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 210
 
Born: November 2, 1925 in Australia
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1957   
All-Star Selections 1945    1946    1947    1948    1949    1950    1951    1952    1953    1954    1955    1958    1960    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
1946 20 HIN SP    
1947 21 HIN SP    
1948 22 HIN SP    
1949 23 HIN SP    
1950 24 HIN SP $ 300,000  
1951 25 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1952 26 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1953 27 DEN SP $ 2,931,429  
1954 28 DEN SP $ 2,968,072  
1955 29 DEN SP $ 3,189,286  
1956 30 DEN SP $ 8,000,000  
1957 31 DEN SP $ 8,000,000  
1958 32 DEN SP $ 12,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 12,000,000  
                                             
  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 33 DEN SP $ 12,000,000  
1960 34 DEN SP $ 12,000,000  
1961 35 DEN SP $ 12,000,000  
1962 36 DEN SP $ 12,000,000  
1963 37 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1964 38 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 7,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,000,000  
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
1946 20 A   137 577 56 143 23 0 14 69 6 2 32 152 .248 .287 .360 .648 59.4  
1947 21 A   136 544 61 152 21 0 7 71 9 6 29 116 .279 .316 .357 .672 59.1  
1948 22 A   135 531 67 159 15 0 14 77 7 9 49 110 .299 .359 .407 .765 75.3  
1949 23 AA   138 547 44 135 29 0 6 47 5 5 58 113 .247 .319 .333 .652 59.0  
1950 24 HIN SP 46 134 19 44 10 3 1 13 3 0 7 24 .328 .368 .470 .838 21.4 4.7
    AAA   67 275 28 77 12 0 3 32 2 2 21 44 .280 .331 .356 .687 31.8  
    AA   29 120 8 34 3 0 2 11 2 0 6 16 .283 .317 .358 .676 13.7  
1951 25 HIN SP 80 221 29 57 9 2 2 12 2 1 21 25 .258 .327 .344 .670 25.2 3.9
  DEN SP 54 181 26 59 8 5 2 21 2 0 13 20 .326 .376 .459 .834 29.1 6.7
  TOT   134 402 55 116 17 7 4 33 4 1 34 45 .289 .348 .396 .744 54.3 10.5
1952 26 DEN SP 155 559 77 159 22 7 4 68 8 2 56 56 .284 .347 .370 .717 73.6 10.8
1953 27 DEN SP 105 325 54 115 11 2 4 37 3 3 36 23 .354 .419 .437 .856 57.4 11.7
1954 28 DEN SP 144 510 69 173 22 3 3 52 6 3 44 28 .339 .393 .412 .804 82.1 15.9
1955 29 DEN SP 153 624 96 208 19 6 9 90 16 10 55 37 .333 .388 .426 .814 100.8 20.1
1956 30 DEN SP 160 623 121 196 24 5 21 84 18 9 51 16 .315 .363 .470 .833 104.8 20.1
1957 31 DEN SP 126 511 93 188 23 10 13 46 28 10 48 17 .368 .423 .528 .951 105.1 22.6
1958 32 DEN SP 159 616 109 214 22 14 10 65 44 10 70 22 .347 .413 .477 .891 119.0 26.2
1959 33 DEN SP 150 585 87 204 16 3 15 63 51 20 56 23 .349 .411 .463 .874 109.5 22.4
1960 34 DEN SP 157 594 117 214 21 3 21 70 37 18 64 17 .360 .420 .512 .932 119.1 24.3
1961 35 DEN SP 155 564 107 195 13 2 8 75 47 9 58 33 .346 .406 .418 .825 102.5 24.0
1962 36 DEN SP 149 610 117 226 27 2 13 84 43 21 49 32 .370 .424 .485 .909 114.5 26.1
1963 37 DEN SP 149 426 73 144 8 2 5 50 32 12 40 36 .338 .396 .401 .798 69.0 14.2
1964 38 DEN SP 110 276 41 71 5 0 1 18 17 8 13 48 .257 .290 .286 .576 23.3 2.1
15 Years Sim 2052 7359 1235 2467 260 69 132 848 357 136 681 457 .335 .392 .443 .835 1256.2 255.9
1 Years AAA 67 275 28 77 12 0 3 32 2 2 21 44 .280 .336 .356 .692 31.8  
2 Years AA 167 667 52 169 32 0 8 58 7 5 64 129 .253 .319 .337 .657 72.7  
3 Years A 408 1652 184 454 59 0 35 217 22 17 110 378 .275 .321 .374 .696 193.8  
6 Years Minors 642 2594 264 700 103 0 46 307 31 24 195 551 .270 .322 .363 .685 298.3  
162 Game Average 580 97 194 20 5 10 66 28 10 53 36 .335 .392 .443 .835 99.2  
Career Highs 160 624 121 226 27 14 21 90 51 21 70 56 .370 .424 .528 .951 119.1  
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   5402 947 1881 213 49 110 661 278 113 514 314 .348 .406 .467 .873 967.8
vs LH   1957 288 586 47 20 22 187 79 23 167 143 .299 .353 .378 .731 266.8
Home 1022 3602 619 1210 135 39 64 409 159 63 313 227 .336 .390 .448 .839 601.2
Away 1030 3757 616 1257 125 30 68 439 198 73 368 230 .335 .394 .438 .832 633.5
RISP   1621 0 526 49 13 23 676 0 0 201 110 .324 .390 .413 .804 265.6
Pinch Hitting   250 40 79 5 1 5 34 7 2 23 23 .316 .377 .404 .781 37.9
Close/Late   894 134 289 25 9 23 118 0 0 84 55 .323 .382 .449 .830 147.0
Mar/Apr 301 1114 192 368 36 11 23 132 53 17 96 62 .330 .383 .444 .827 184.6
May 335 1196 202 406 50 11 23 143 57 26 125 70 .339 .404 .457 .861 210.2
June 337 1211 193 408 40 8 18 125 63 32 104 68 .337 .391 .428 .819 193.4
July 286 1010 189 377 36 9 22 129 57 18 88 53 .373 .426 .492 .918 195.6
August 396 1450 216 456 51 11 20 157 59 18 128 110 .314 .370 .406 .776 216.9
Sep/Oct 397 1378 243 452 47 19 26 162 68 25 140 94 .328 .389 .446 .835 234.0
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 24 HIN SP RF 39 35 308.3 67 1 1 0 .986 1.98   0.7
    LF 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1951 25 HIN SP RF 56 49 407.6 99 3 1 1 .990 2.25   0.9
    CF 12 4 52.1 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.42   0.0
  DEN SP RF 37 33 327.7 79 3 1 0 .988 2.25   1.4
    CF 8 3 41.9 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.58   0.0
  TOT   RF 93 82 735.3 178 6 2 1 .989 2.25   2.3
      CF 20 7 94.0 26 0 0 0 1.000 2.49   0.0
1952 26 DEN SP RF 150 136 1218.7 242 7 3 3 .988 1.84   1.5
    CF 2 0 5.3 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.38    
1953 27 DEN SP CF 36 36 314.0 88 3 3 0 .968 2.61   1.8
    RF 47 30 302.3 70 2 3 0 .960 2.14    
    LF 11 10 90.0 18 1 1 0 .950 1.90    
1954 28 DEN SP CF 113 112 990.3 272 8 1 0 .996 2.54   2.8
    RF 24 6 89.3 26 1 0 1 1.000 2.72    
1955 29 DEN SP CF 147 147 1305.3 364 6 2 1 .995 2.55   3.4
    RF 3 0 6.7 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.70    
1956 30 DEN SP CF 146 146 1288.3 290 18 3 5 .990 2.15   2.6
    RF 10 0 22.0 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.05    
1957 31 DEN SP LF 89 89 770.0 130 7 4 0 .972 1.60   2.0
    CF 37 37 339.3 96 3 1 3 .990 2.63    
1958 32 DEN SP CF 147 147 1323.0 367 13 2 1 .995 2.59   2.6
    RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
    LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1959 33 DEN SP CF 141 140 1256.0 342 6 3 0 .991 2.49   4.0
    RF 3 0 9.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00    
    LF 4 0 7.3 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.23    
1960 34 DEN SP CF 101 96 868.0 247 5 2 0 .992 2.61   4.2
    LF 44 41 365.3 81 0 4 0 .953 2.00    
    RF 3 2 20.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.35    
    SS 2 2 18.0 2 4 1 1 .857 3.00   0.0
1961 35 DEN SP LF 84 76 704.7 183 7 7 1 .964 2.43   4.3
    CF 34 30 271.3 83 1 0 0 1.000 2.79    
    RF 24 22 190.7 52 1 0 0 1.000 2.50    
1962 36 DEN SP RF 125 121 1037.0 253 5 2 2 .992 2.24   2.7
    CF 21 20 173.0 54 1 2 0 .965 2.86    
    LF 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1963 37 DEN SP CF 99 94 830.0 247 3 3 1 .988 2.71   2.5
    LF 11 3 38.0 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.89    
    RF 10 0 15.0 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.60    
    2B 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1964 38 DEN SP CF 55 53 439.0 116 5 0 1 1.000 2.48   1.5
    LF 14 3 53.0 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.02    
    RF 10 5 52.0 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.08    
  CF 1099 1065 9497.0 2594 72 22 12 .992 2.53   25.3
  RF 542 439 4007.3 917 23 11 7 .988 2.11   7.2
  LF 261 222 2034.7 427 15 16 1 .965 1.96   6.3
  SS 2 2 18.0 2 4 1 1 .857 3.00   0.0
  2B 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   1905 1728 15558.9 3940 114 50 21 .988 2.35   38.9
Career Highs   156 147 1325.0 367 18 7 5 1.000 2.68    
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 24 HIN SP 13 53 6 15 4 1 0 4 0 0 2 11 .283 .309 .396 .705
1955 29 DEN SP 3 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167
1957 31 DEN SP 16 70 11 20 1 3 0 5 2 3 3 2 .286 .311 .386 .697
1958 32 DEN SP 3 13 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 .385 .429 .462 .890
1959 33 DEN SP 3 12 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .385 .417 .801
1960 34 DEN SP 4 15 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .375 .333 .708
1961 35 DEN SP 10 39 5 10 2 0 0 4 3 2 3 6 .256 .310 .308 .617
Career Post-Season Batting 52 214 24 60 9 4 0 15 6 6 11 21 .280 .314 .360 .674
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
1954-1-.339
1955-5-.333
1956-6-.315
1957-3-.368
1958-4-.347
1959-2-.349
1960-2-.360
1961-3-.346
1962-5-.370
CAR-6-.335
On-Base Pct
1954-1-.393
1955-7-.388
1957-3-.423
1958-6-.413
1959-6-.411
1960-3-.420
1961-6-.406
1962-3-.424
CAR-15-.392
Slugging Pct
1960-8-.512
OPS
1957-4-.951
1960-4-.932
1962-9-.909
XR
1956-10-104.8
1957-9-105.1
1958-3-119.0
1959-8-109.5
1960-5-119.1
1961-10-102.5
1962-7-114.5
CAR-15-1256.2
Games
1956-3-160
1958-4-159
1960-10-157
CAR-22-2052
At-Bats
1955-4-624
1956-4-623
1958-6-616
1960-9-594
1962-4-610
CAR-16-7359
Runs
1956-1-121
1958-3-109
1960-3-117
1961-3-107
1962-4-117
CAR-12-1235
Hits
1955-2-208
1956-3-196
1957-6-188
1958-2-214
1959-3-204
1960-2-214
1961-7-195
1962-2-226
CAR-6-2467
Total Bases
1958-8-294
1960-6-304
1962-9-296
CAR-29-3261
Singles
1952-10-126
1954-2-145
1955-1-174
1956-3-146
1957-4-142
1958-3-168
1959-2-170
1960-2-169
1961-1-172
1962-2-184
1963-10-129
CAR-3-2006
Triples
1958-1-14
Stolen Bases
1958-9-44
1959-7-51
1961-6-47
CAR-28-357
Caught Stealing
1959-6-20
1962-6-21
CAR-21-136
Walks
CAR-47-681
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 8    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 93    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 59    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 9th round, 212nd overall pick, by Hinsdale in 1946
Injured on 4/27/1948 with a Pulled Rib Cage Muscle, out for one week
Had first career hit (triple) on 7/22/1950, off Gary Kalb (KEN)
Hit first career homerun on 9/29/1950, off Bradly Inabinet (RW)
Traded from Hinsdale to Denton on 7/30/1951 (Going to DEN: RF R. Vanderford. Going to HIN: P T. Rehkop, P M. Tobar, 2B M. Doran)
Injured on 5/26/1953 with a Fractured Hand, out for 7 weeks
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Yancey on 9/25/1953
Won Player of the Week award on 6/16/1955, hitting .652 with 0 HR, 3 RBI
Was selected to the 1955 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Oakton on 8/30/1955
Won Player of the Week award on 4/21/1956, hitting .467 with 2 HR, 9 RBI
Was selected to the 1956 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Stratford on 7/12/1957
Won Kennel Cup with Denton in 1957
Was selected to the 1958 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 5/19/1960, hitting .448 with 2 HR, 7 RBI
Was selected to the 1960 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/28/1960, hitting .467 with 5 HR, 12 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/1960, hitting .480 with 7 HR, 17 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 4/14/1961, hitting .519 with 2 HR, 7 RBI
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Oakton on 4/14/1961
Won Player of the Week award on 4/21/1961, hitting .515 with 1 HR, 10 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 5/1/1961, hitting .411 with 4 HR, 22 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 6/9/1961, hitting .545 with 1 HR, 5 RBI
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Had 2000th career hit on 8/24/1961, off Kenneth Salvato (KEN)
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Oakton on 4/11/1962
Won Player of the Week award on 4/12/1962, hitting .600 with 0 HR, 2 RBI
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Stratford on 7/18/1962
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Red Willow on 7/27/1962
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Ritchford on 9/15/1962
Injured on 9/26/1962 with a Fractured Knee, out for 5 weeks
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Twin Falls on 7/20/1963