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Charlie LauHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1956-1967 MLB Years: 1956-1967
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PositionsC-321Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameCharles Richard Lau
Height6-0Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 12,1933PlaceRomulus,Michigan
Death DateMarch 18,1984 [50.340]
High SchoolRomulus (Romulus,MI)
MLB DebutSeptember 12,1956 [23.153]
OrganizationsBAL [7] DET [3] KC1 [2] MLN [2] ATL [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID14145Retrosheet IDlau-c101MLBAM ID117535
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed37Power50Contact67XBH58RBIs60Runs26Hitting56Durability30Team.517Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet12c2339120000000100000.222.222.222.444209.250.000.000.2020.0011.110.000.000.000.00
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet12c253068810120600121520022.147.293.221.51415382.189.074.250.24214.6318.291.250.000.0030.00
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet12c2626010000000200000.167.167.167.334106.250.000.000.1500.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb6c27215341020020061002010.189.271.226.49712261.233.037.151.2309.8416.391.670.000.0020.00
1961Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb6c282882317500511141113231.207.323.268.591225102.233.061.232.26913.7310.780.790.000.0029.41
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44c281747380014001301011.170.188.234.42211149.163.064.085.1792.046.123.002.0447.0012.50
1961Totals for MLB-MLB         45129625501911151414242.194.279.256.535336151.207.062.178.2399.939.270.930.66129.0024.00
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44c298119721581126371071111213.294.319.462.7819119208.286.168.208.3413.375.291.572.8832.8332.76
1963Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44c302948492006001501002.188.204.229.43311250.209.041.063.1952.0010.005.000.000.0022.22
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc114c3062187155511032610141704237.294.340.401.7417514207.308.107.187.3256.768.211.211.4562.3325.45
1961Totals for AL-AL         91235196413033210152205239.272.313.366.6798616257.288.094.162.3005.848.561.471.1778.3325.00
1964Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc114c31431181132712900101800111.271.326.398.7244710129.303.127.212.3207.7513.951.801.5559.0031.25
1964Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44c3162158164115111400172712155.259.333.386.7196117179.305.127.234.3129.5015.081.590.56158.0041.46
1963Totals for AL-AL         105276277322232300274512266.264.330.391.72110827308.304.127.225.3168.7714.611.670.9792.0036.99
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44c326813215395221800171801255.295.371.409.780549152.325.114.242.33811.1811.841.061.3266.0023.08
1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal44331812162105004100100.500.588.8331.42110317.500.333.667.56723.535.880.250.000.0050.00
1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal4434118011003002200110.125.273.250.5232111.143.125.375.20118.1818.181.000.000.00100.00
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl10345245391015004900011.200.265.289.55413249.229.089.178.2498.1618.372.252.0445.0022.22
1967Totals for MLB-MLB         635331020180061100121.189.267.283.55015360.214.094.208.24010.0018.331.831.6753.0030.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter52711701052986391614031109150515122428.255.318.365.683427881311.278.110.205.0008.3111.441.381.2273.1329.53
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2866026016236610871049672671316.269.323.399.72224052666.286.130.213.0007.3610.061.371.5060.2032.10
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter105305268718153510243504348.285.334.400.73412224336.306.115.197.0007.1410.421.461.4961.0027.59
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter49135727700711202115241.200.304.252.556347163.233.052.200.00012.2712.881.050.000.0025.93
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3583913120600121820022.157.278.217.49518397.200.060.205.00012.3718.561.500.000.0023.08
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5245391015004900011.200.265.289.55413249.229.089.178.0008.1618.372.252.0445.0022.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games162360329219354310344625479.255.318.365.68313127403.278.110.205.0008.3111.441.381.2273.1329.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet23C3--17---17171.0005.67------3100.01.9
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet25C27--1201023132130.9854.81-----23090.017.5
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet26C2--111-112121.0006.00------2100.01.3
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb27C16--9411-21051051.0006.56-----42176.210.4
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28C17--906129796.9905.65-----117100.010.5
1961Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb28C25--114742125121.9684.84-----12889.316.2
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29C56--2691511285284.9965.07-----118169.134.6
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130C50--2581552278273.9825.46-----56280.630.9
1963Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30C8--485215553.9646.63------2927.64.9
1964Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131C35--179122-193191.9905.46-----14381.421.6
1964Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31C47--2431322258256.9925.45-----56275.829.0
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32C35--165921176174.9894.97-----16851.521.6
MLB Totals for C - 9 season(s)-   C321--1608104211717331712.9885.33-----313210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet23-3---------
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet25-27---------
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet26-2---------
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb27-16---------
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28-17---------
1961Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb28-25---------
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29-56---------
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130-50---------
1963Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30-8---------
1964Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131-35---------
1964Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31-47---------
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32-35---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal36Bullpen Coach16210953.673--1Earl WeaverLost World Series (Mets)
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak37Hitting Coach1628973.5499.02John McNamara
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca38Hitting Coach1618576.52816.02Bob Lemon
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca39Hitting Coach1547678.49416.54Bob Lemon
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca40Hitting Coach1628874.5436.02Jack McKeon
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca41Hitting Coach1627785.47513.05Jack McKeon
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca42Hitting Coach1629171.5627.02Whitey Herzog,Jack McKeon
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca43Hitting Coach1629072.556--1Whitey HerzogLost ALCS (Yankees)
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca44Hitting Coach16210260.630--1Whitey HerzogLost ALCS (Yankees)
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca45Hitting Coach1629270.568--1Whitey HerzogLost ALCS (Yankees)
1979New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya46Hitting Coach1608971.55613.54Billy Martin,Bob Lemon
1980New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya47Hitting Coach16210359.636--1Dick HowserLost ALCS (Royals)
1981New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya48Hitting Coach1075948.5512.03Gene Michael,Bob LemonLost World Series (Dodgers)
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Hitting Coach1628775.5376.03Tony La Russa
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha50Hitting Coach1629963.611--1Tony La RussaLost ALCS (Orioles)
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1967-11-27Released by Braves. 
1967-05-31Purchased by Braves from Orioles. 
1964-06-15TradeTraded by Athletics to Orioles for Wes Stock. 
1963-07-01Purchased by Athletics from Orioles. 
1961-08-21Purchased by Orioles from Braves. 
1959-10-15TradeTraded by Tigers with Don Lee to Braves for Mike Roarke, Don Kaiser and Casey Wise. 
1959-05-28Refused to report to Tigers. 
1959-05-28TradeTraded by Tigers with Al Paschal to Braves for Earl Hersh and Joe Lonnett. Charlie Lau returned to Tigers. 
1952-01-01ContractSigned 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.