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Tommy HelmsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1959-1977 MLB Years: 1964-1977
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

Positions2B-1129, 3B-143, SS-74, DH-13Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameTommy Vann Helms
Height5-10Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 5,1941 [76.356]PlaceCharlotte,North Carolina
High SchoolWest Mecklenburg (Charlotte,NC)
MLB DebutSeptember 23,1964 [23.141]
OrganizationsCIN [13] HOU [4] PIT [2] BOS [1] Awards3Awards Voting2-13
TBC Player ID12645Retrosheet IDhelmt101MLBAM ID115731
RelationshipsUncle of Wes Helms
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power40Contact94XBH39RBIs59Runs26Hitting73Durability47Team.538Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1959PalatkaFSLA+-1856210375331016000000000.252.252.276.528584210.252.024.024.2370.000.000.000.000.007.55
1960PalatkaFSLA+-19137586119171335369000000000.292.292.381.67322341586.288.089.089.2980.000.000.000.51195.3323.98
1961TopekaIIIB-20121484861341310257000000000.277.277.357.63417325484.274.080.081.2800.000.000.000.41242.0018.66
1962MaconSallyD-21139573102195387150000000000.340.340.436.77625046573.339.096.096.3440.000.000.000.17573.0023.59
1963San DiegoPCLAAA-2213847140106213239000000000.225.225.295.52013926471.222.070.070.2300.000.000.000.42235.5024.53
1964San DiegoPCLAAA-2314254357168259769000000000.309.309.427.73623241543.300.118.118.3240.000.000.001.2977.5724.40
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin502321000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1965San DiegoPCLAAA-249638248122233651000000000.319.319.442.76116932382.309.123.123.3370.000.000.001.5763.6726.23
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin19ss2421424162206103710010.381.435.524.95922446.457.143.238.4176.5215.222.330.000.0025.00
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin193b2513854272154231949342431273216.284.315.380.69520633578.287.096.138.3084.155.361.291.5660.2221.43
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin192b-ss26137497401362742355102441054811.274.305.356.66117733530.293.082.121.2924.537.741.710.38248.5024.26
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin192b271275073514628224756122722368.288.305.363.66818432526.299.075.097.2992.285.132.250.38253.5021.92
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin192b2812648038129181140461833181520.269.296.317.61315220508.286.048.081.2773.546.501.830.20480.0015.50
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin192b2915057542136211145222133054418.237.262.282.54416223605.248.045.082.2443.475.451.570.17575.0016.91
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin192b3015054740141261352342633177517.258.289.325.61417830588.266.067.113.2774.425.611.270.51182.3321.28
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou192b3113951845134205560432427431088.259.291.346.63717930559.260.087.135.2844.294.831.130.89103.6022.39
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou192b32146543441562824611132210631211.287.325.368.69320034584.292.081.140.3085.483.600.660.68135.7521.79
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou192b3313745232126211550542327114713.279.313.363.67616427481.285.084.137.3044.785.611.171.0490.4021.43
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou192b3464135728200140010810113.207.265.222.487302147.219.015.089.2326.805.440.800.000.007.14
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit153b3562871024511130010512200.276.350.391.741347102.277.115.230.3439.804.900.500.9887.0029.17
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24361512000000000302000.000.000.000.0000014.000.000.000.0000.0021.430.000.000.000.00
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29dh3621595162015004410011.271.328.356.68421364.278.085.153.3056.256.251.001.5659.0018.75
1977Totals for MLB-MLB         36715162015004712011.225.276.296.57221378.238.071.127.2565.138.971.751.2871.0018.75
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter121484861341310257000000000.277.277.357.63417325484.274.080.081.0000.000.000.000.41242.0018.66
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter139573102195387150000000000.340.340.436.77625046573.339.096.096.0000.000.000.000.17573.0023.59
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1435499741413422232134477334023130115484260126.269.300.342.64217092785333.278.073.118.0004.335.641.300.64146.9720.72
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter56921923016201052118244000000000.283.283.375.6588211442192.277.092.092.0000.000.000.000.82121.7823.23
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3761396145396691515159000000000.284.284.387.671540991396.276.103.103.0000.000.000.001.0793.0725.00
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter193796156224366385000000000.281.281.353.63428145796.279.072.072.0000.000.000.000.38265.3320.09
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter851319127185814512182742332128206734223190.269.297.339.63610811753382.281.070.107.0003.786.091.610.53177.2820.40
Houston Astros Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4861648128444718141851088983610182835.269.306.348.654573931771.274.079.133.0005.034.690.930.79117.7120.95
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter77991024511130010814200.242.313.343.656347116.250.101.202.0008.626.900.800.8699.0029.17
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter21595162015004410011.271.328.356.68421364.278.085.153.0006.256.251.001.5659.0018.75
Average MLB - Per 162 games16256447152252454452634255714.269.300.342.64219331602.278.073.118.0004.335.641.300.64146.9720.72
Average Minor - Per 162 games16262486177306569000000000.283.283.375.65823441624.277.092.092.0000.000.000.000.82121.7823.23

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24SS8--1521153736.9734.50------2138.14.9
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin243B2--1---111.0000.50------219.51.2
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin242B1--11-1221.0002.00------214.80.6
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253B113--1102081316331318.9612.81------13881.970.6
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin252B20--4550-995951.0004.75------13814.512.5
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin262B88--185224950418409.9784.65------13764.254.3
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26SS46--791231225214202.9444.39------13733.628.4
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin272B127--3223701582707692.9795.45------127100.078.4
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27SS2---------------1271.61.2
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin273B1---2--221.0002.00------1270.80.6
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin282B125--3203441787681664.9755.31------12699.277.2
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28SS4--53-2881.0002.00------1263.22.5
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin292B148--35041013107773760.9835.14------15098.791.4
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29SS12--32--551.0000.42------1508.07.4
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin302B149--3954689130872863.9905.79------15099.392.0
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou312B139-124735344117115811794.9795.710.64-----139100.090.8
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou322B145-12933254389104772763.9885.260.59-----14699.389.5
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou332B133--3083601099678668.9855.02------13797.182.1
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou342B42--58109219169167.9883.98------6465.626.1
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou343B3---------------644.71.9
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34SS1---------------641.60.6
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit353B22--827343835.9211.59------6235.513.6
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit352B11--2219-441411.0003.73------6217.76.8
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35SS1---------------621.60.6
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36DH13---------------2161.98.1
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos363B2---1--111.0000.50------219.51.2
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos362B1--43--771.0007.00------214.80.6
MLB Totals for 2B - 13 season(s)-   2B1129-25402688323710180760265925.9835.252.33-----11290.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B143--1192381620373357.9572.50------1430.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS74--1021491332264251.9513.39------740.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH13---------------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---182-----
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25---20-113-----
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26---8846------
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27---12721-----
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28---1254------
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---14812------
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---149-------
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31---139-------
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32---145-------
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33---133-------
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34---4213-----
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35---11122-----
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36---1-2----13

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB29311030000000100000.273.273.273.5463011.300.000.0000.009.090.000.000.000.00
1970Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB29518140000001100000.222.263.222.4854019.235.000.0565.265.261.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs311030000000100000.273.273.273.5463011.300.000.0000.009.090.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs518140000001100000.222.263.222.4854019.235.000.0565.265.261.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1981Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex40Hitting Coach1055748.5435.02Don Zimmer
1982Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Hitting Coach1626498.39529.06Darrell Johnson,Don Zimmer
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin42Hitting Coach1627488.45717.06Russ Nixon
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin43Hitting Coach1627092.43222.05Vern Rapp,Pete Rose
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin44Hitting Coach1618972.5535.52Pete Rose
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin45Hitting Coach1628676.53110.02Pete Rose
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin46Hitting Coach1628478.5196.02Pete Rose
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin47Hitting Coach1618774.5407.02Pete Rose,Tommy Helms
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin47Manager1618774.5407.02 
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin48Hitting Coach1627587.46317.05Pete Rose,Tommy Helms
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin48Manager1627587.46317.05 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1966National League Rookie of the Year1
1970National League Gold Glove (Second Base)1
1971National League Gold Glove (Second Base)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1978-03-25Released by Red Sox. 
1977-06-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1977-06-14Released by Pirates. 
1977-03-15TradeTraded by Athletics with Chris Batton and Phil Garner to Pirates for Mitchell Page, Tony Armas, Rick Langford, Doug Bair, Doc Medich and Dave Giusti. 
1976-11-05Purchased by Athletics from Pirates. 
1975-12-12TradeTraded by Astros to Pirates for Art Howe. 
1971-11-29TradeTraded by Reds with Jimmy Stewart and Lee May to Astros for Ed Armbrister, Cesar Geronimo, Jack Billingham, Denis Menke and Joe Morgan. 
1959-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.