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Willie HortonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1962-1982 MLB Years: 1963-1980
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1191, DH-753, 1B-5, 3B-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie Watterson Horton
Height5-11Weight209BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 18,1942 [75.185]PlaceArno,Virginia
High SchoolNorthwestern (Detroit,MI)
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1963 [20.327]
OrganizationsDET [16] PIT [2] SEA [2] CLE [1] OAK [1] TEX [1] TOR [1] Awards6Awards Voting5-136
TBC Player ID12997Retrosheet IDhortw101MLBAM ID116164
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Player Notes:   The Detroit Tigers retired his #23 on July 15, 2000
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power84Contact47XBH74RBIs86Runs49Hitting75Durability62Team.491Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962Duluth-SuperiorNorthernInd-19123441681302041572000000000.295.295.460.75520339441.270.165.166.3310.000.000.003.4029.4030.00
1963KnoxvilleSALA-20118442771472091470000000000.333.333.514.84722743442.311.181.181.3720.000.000.003.1731.5729.25
1963SyracuseILAAA-20217812172128000000000.218.218.346.56427578.197.128.128.2480.000.000.002.5639.0029.41
1963Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1395208916422101678000000000.315.315.488.80325448520.294.173.173.3540.000.000.003.0832.5029.27
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet48of2015436142114200800000.326.326.488.81421443.382.162.209.3580.0018.600.002.3343.0028.57
1964SyracuseILAAA-21135490731411692899000000000.288.288.529.81725953490.245.241.241.3570.000.000.005.7117.5037.59
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of2125806131311000112010020.163.272.288.56023592.203.125.263.25011.9621.741.821.0980.0038.46
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of2214351269140202291045948101624912.273.340.490.83025151572.288.217.303.3638.3917.662.105.0717.6636.43
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of2314652672138226271001144103323411.262.321.481.80225355578.278.219.302.3507.6117.822.344.6719.4839.86
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of24122401471102031967003680413012.274.338.481.81919342445.298.207.297.3678.0917.982.224.2721.1138.18
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of251435126814620236850349110827814.285.352.543.89527858578.295.258.348.4028.4819.032.246.2314.2239.73
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of26141508661331712891335293314108.262.332.465.79723646568.269.203.305.3539.1516.371.794.9318.1434.59
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of279637153113182176901284320367.305.354.501.85518637404.306.196.270.3746.9310.641.544.2121.8232.74
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of28119450641302512272153775704815.289.349.496.84522348498.303.207.280.3767.4315.062.034.4220.4536.92
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of29108333447795113600274732258.231.293.387.68012925367.238.156.237.3077.3612.811.743.0030.2732.47
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of30111411421301931753142357711514.316.362.501.86320639443.334.185.234.3845.1912.872.483.8424.1830.00
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of3172238327181154701213630136.298.361.529.89012624263.298.231.315.3997.9813.691.715.7015.8733.80
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh3215961562169131259212441090081118.275.319.421.74025939667.294.146.216.3316.6016.342.483.7524.6023.08
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh33114401401051701456004963204716.262.342.409.75116431456.277.147.269.34310.7513.821.293.0728.6429.52
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of3414010000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.000.2260.000.000.000.000.000.00
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex23dh341395195515023315752342117008515.289.337.432.76922441569.342.143.222.3377.3820.562.792.6434.6027.33
1977Totals for AL-AL         1405235515123315752342117008515.289.337.430.76722541573.341.141.220.3367.3320.422.792.6234.8727.15
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23dh355016915427052230152511047.249.314.379.6936412186.266.130.237.3098.0613.441.672.6933.8028.57
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak11dh35321021132803190191501021.314.369.480.8494911112.345.166.245.3778.0413.391.672.6834.0034.38
1978Totals for AL-AL         11539338992101160312869121614.252.303.389.69215332425.280.137.214.3096.5916.242.462.5935.7332.32
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor48dh35331221225603190042900106.205.228.328.556409127.242.123.156.2513.1522.837.252.3640.6736.00
1978Totals for AL-AL         11539338992101160312869121614.252.303.389.69215332425.280.137.214.3096.5916.242.462.5935.7332.32
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea53dh3616264677180195291061142112422420.279.326.458.78429653696.298.179.245.3466.0316.092.674.1722.2829.44
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea53dh3797335327410183604397042425.221.306.328.63411019384.253.107.212.29210.1618.231.792.0841.8825.68
1981Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-3810436850111251177511266130810.302.346.514.86018943405.315.212.283.3836.4215.062.354.2021.6538.74
1982Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-1b3911944061121111228222487130650.275.346.455.80120034497.280.180.289.3539.6614.291.484.4320.0028.10
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter2028729887319932844032511632038620131358175995195.273.332.457.78933326498052.292.184.266.0007.7016.312.124.0422.4632.56
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter49718182735377421833343374132601460.295.323.496.8199021781912.281.201.241.0003.876.901.784.3421.9033.15
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter37913761963905412692643374132601460.283.320.491.8116751351470.270.208.261.0005.038.981.784.6919.9434.62
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter118442771472091470000000000.333.333.514.84722743442.311.181.181.0000.000.000.003.1731.5729.25
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter123441681302041572000000000.295.295.460.75520339441.270.165.166.0000.000.000.003.4029.4030.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter15155405671149021131262886142946994549114478141.276.337.472.80925495045978.289.196.280.0007.8515.812.014.3820.6333.83
Seattle Mariners Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter259981109254296371421581182846625.259.319.414.733406721080.283.155.233.0007.5016.852.253.4326.5128.35
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1395195515023315752342117008515.289.337.432.76922441569.342.143.222.0007.3820.562.792.6434.6027.33
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5016915427052230152511047.249.314.379.6936412186.266.130.237.0008.0613.441.672.6933.8028.57
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter331221225603190042900106.205.228.328.556409127.242.123.156.0003.1522.837.252.3640.6736.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter321021132803190191501021.314.369.480.8494911112.345.166.245.0008.0413.391.672.6834.0034.38
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625837015923326932350105515816.273.332.457.78926652643.292.184.266.0007.7016.312.124.0422.4632.56
Average Minor - Per 162 games162593891752472710911244320520.295.323.496.81929458623.281.201.241.0003.876.901.784.3421.9033.15

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet20OF9--13---13131.0001.44------1560.05.6
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet21OF23--33-2-3533.9431.43------2592.014.2
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF141--249731259256.9881.82------14398.687.0
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet223B1---2--221.0002.00------1430.70.6
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF137--233451242237.9791.73------14693.884.6
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF110--165552175170.9711.55------12290.267.9
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF139--212662224218.9731.57------14397.285.8
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF136--27288-288280.9722.06------14196.584.0
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF96--1541031167164.9821.71------96100.059.3
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF118--176871191184.9631.56------11999.272.8
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF98-7461316--1371371.0001.400.18-----10890.762.8
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF108-840160210-172162.9421.500.19-----11197.366.7
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet30DH1---------------1110.90.6
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF64--10626-114108.9471.69------7288.939.5
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet31DH1---------------721.40.6
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet32DH159---------------159100.0100.0
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet33DH105---------------11492.165.2
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex34DH128---------------13992.179.0
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex34OF10--15-1-1615.9381.50------1397.26.2
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet34OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.6
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35DH48---------------5096.030.2
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35DH30---------------3390.918.6
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35DH27---------------3284.416.7
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35OF1--1-2-31.3331.00------323.10.6
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36DH162---------------162100.0100.0
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea37DH92---------------9794.856.8
1982Portland Beavers PCLAAApit391B5--413324744.9368.80------1194.23.5
MLB Totals for OF - 14 season(s)-   OF1191-158619215858820371979.9721.661.25-----11910.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH753---------------7530.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---2--221.0002.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--413324744.9368.80------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet20---------9-
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet21---------23-
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet22-----1---141-
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------137-
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------110-
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------139-
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---------136-
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---------96-
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------118-
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------98-
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---------1081
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---------641
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet32----------159
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet33----------105
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex34---------10128
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet34---------1-
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35----------48
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35----------30
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35---------127
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36----------162
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea37----------92
1982Portland Beavers PCLAAApit39--5--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB25723671113005600000.304.429.565.99413328.375.261.47817.8621.431.203.5723.0042.86
1972Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB29510010000001300000.100.182.100.2821011.143.000.1009.0927.273.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs510010000001300000.100.182.100.2821011.143.000.1009.0927.273.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs723671113005600000.304.429.565.99413328.375.261.47817.8621.431.203.5723.0042.86

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha43Hitting Coach1627290.44420.05Tony La Russa,Jim Fregosi,Doug Rader
1986New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43Hitting Coach1629072.5565.52Lou Piniella
2010Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet67Special Assistant to the President1628181.50013.03Jim Leyland
* 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 [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1975American League Player of the Week (July 28-August 3) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)2
1976AL Player of the Month (April) ... American League Player of the Week (April 19-April 25)2
1979AL Comeback Player of the Year ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1981-05-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1981-04-01Released by Rangers. 
1980-12-12TradeTraded by Mariners with Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
1979-12-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1979-12-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1978-12-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1978-08-15TradeTraded by Athletics with Phil Huffman to Blue Jays for Rico Carty. 
1978-07-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1978-07-03Released by Indians. 
1978-02-28TradeTraded by Rangers with David Clyde to Indians for John Lowenstein and Tom Buskey. 
1977-04-12TradeTraded by Tigers to Rangers for Steve Foucault. 
1961-08-07ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
* 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.