Page Information
Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
David La France May
Stat Years
1962-1978  [mlb] 1967-1978
Height/Weight
5-10 / 186
Bats/Throws
Left / Right
Positions
OF (1021) ... DH (23)
Draft Position
OF
Born Date/Place
Death
2012-10-20 [68.302]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
New Castle (New Castle,DE)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants in 1961
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1967-07-28 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.218)
Service Time
Organizations
MIL [6] BAL [4] ATL [2] TEX [1] PIT [1] MIN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 14926 ... retro id: may-d101 ... mlbam id: 118470
Relations
Father of Derrick May
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power57Contact58XBH56RBIs56Runs56Hitting50Durability40Team.509Ratings Explained
Get TBC PREMIUM and remove ads, cleaner display, access to research applications, data store discounts and more!
The TBC Newsletter will keep you periodically up-to-date on what is happening at The Baseball Cube.

Career Batting Statistics

top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1962SalemAppRk----18of---1592145381126541000000000.379.379.561.94021412023.000.182.0000.000.000.0042.82.3428.4
    1963Fox CitiesMidwA----19of---2712714284186427000000000.310.310.465.77527112628.000.155.0000.000.000.0067.81.4833.3
    1963StocktonCalifA+----19of---240108202752210000000000.250.250.389.639108429.000.139.0000.000.000.0054.01.8533.3
    1964Fox CitiesMidwA----20of---31224511111662681474000000000.368.368.554.92245125048.000.186.0000.000.000.0032.23.1028.9
    1965Tri-CityNwstA-----21of---413951712917324923105000000000.335.335.549.88451728456.000.214.0000.000.000.0022.54.4532.4
    1966RochesterILAAA----22of---5119413551131131134000000000.274.274.395.66941316325.000.121.0000.000.000.0037.52.6622.1
    1967RochesterILAAA----23of---693328561041711157000000000.317.317.476.79332815629.000.159.0000.000.000.0029.83.3527.9
    1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1223ofL-S-E-P63685122011170061300020.235.286.306.59291263.141.071.2686.5914.292.1785.01.1015.0
    1968RochesterILAAA----24of---731113213551417000000000.310.310.478.7881135410.000.168.0000.000.000.0028.23.5428.6
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1224ofL-S-E-P7841521529630733192710034.191.285.270.555172419.204.079.23211.0515.701.420.00.0031.0
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1225ofL-S-E-P878120829603102192320005.242.305.367.672131449.208.125.2776.8717.562.5640.02.2931.0
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1226ofL-S-E-P92531660116004400003.194.286.355.64135112.290.161.19211.4311.431.0031.02.8633.3
    1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1126ofL-S-E-P910034236828173186445624169.240.329.330.65939311316.225.090.26811.2014.251.2748.91.7819.5
    1971Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1127ofL-S-E-P101445017413920316651595059335418.277.343.425.76856221339.259.148.2858.9010.501.1831.32.8528.1
    1972Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1128ofL-S-E-P111435004911920294511134756342812.238.306.340.64655617031.192.102.2528.4510.071.1955.61.6226.0
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1129ofL-S-E-P12156624961892342593674478534613.303.352.473.82568029552.239.170.3126.4711.471.7725.03.6827.5
    1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1130ofL-S-E-P13135477561081511042432873361410.226.273.325.59851515526.159.099.2485.4414.172.6147.71.9424.1
    1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2731ofL-S-E-P1482203285680124011252720034.276.361.493.85423010020.340.217.26810.8711.741.0816.95.2235.7
    1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2732ofL-S-E-P1510521427465332351263110234.215.300.308.6082436611.234.093.23610.7012.761.1971.31.2323.9
    1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-33of---16420100000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1977Texas RangersALMLBtex1633ofL-S-E-P16120340468214174243324342316.241.311.350.66138111922.206.109.2568.4011.291.3448.61.8426.8
    1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1134of-dhL-S-E-P173977915402110091023013.195.295.325.62091256.247.130.2009.8910.991.1138.52.2040.0
    1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4934ofL-S-E-P1754000000101100000.000.200.000.200500.500.000.00020.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (14 yrs)12523670462920130209642260473445012825184191.251.318.375.69340851378246.222.124.2678.4212.261.4638.22.3526.7
    American League Totals (11 yrs)10603249407818117178135953452924422525163583.252.317.373.69036071212215.214.121.2698.1012.251.5140.12.2526.3
    National League Totals (3 yrs)19242155102133156372525930268.242.328.394.72247816631.287.152.24910.8812.341.1328.13.1430.4
    Minor League Totals71624154887831183674365000000000.324.324.495.81924151195228.171.171.3030.000.000.0032.63.0629.1
    Minor: Rk Totals592145381126541000000000.379.379.561.94021412023.182.182.3640.000.000.0042.82.3428.4
    Minor: A- Totals13951712917324923105000000000.335.335.549.88451728456.215.214.3040.000.000.0022.54.4532.4
    Minor: A Totals193722153250441418101000000000.346.346.521.86772237676.175.175.3300.000.000.0040.12.4930.4
    Minor: A+ Totals40108202752210000000000.250.250.389.639108429.139.139.2360.000.000.0054.01.8533.3
    Minor: AAA Totals28585413325233526108000000000.295.295.437.73285437364.142.142.2730.000.000.0032.83.0425.4
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (6 yrs)717252132065290116928744382223321823132965.259.322.385.7072797971170.217.126.2737.9411.871.5036.52.4726.1
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (4 yrs)2233884184135530543867300512.216.291.314.60542912223.198.098.2508.8615.621.7677.61.1727.4
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)18741755102133156362515830268.245.330.398.72847316631.285.153.25110.7812.261.1427.83.1730.4
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)120340468214174243324342316.241.311.350.66138111922.206.109.2568.4011.291.3448.61.8426.8
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)54000000101100000.000.200.000.200500.500.000.00020.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-331---465.65389100290102.012173641361438001.7810.681.155.383.796.440.70.400
    1977Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----331---465.65389100290102.012173641361438001.7810.681.155.383.796.440.70.400
    Minor League Totals465.65389100290102.012173641361438001.7810.681.155.383.796.440.70.400
    Minor: AAA Totals465.65389100290102.012173641361438001.7810.681.155.383.796.440.70.400
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1967Baltimore OriolesALMLB23OF1900.0301103231.9691.600.0011.852.86
    1968Baltimore OriolesALMLB24OF6100.0621106463.9841.000.0037.772.65
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLB25OF4000.0434305047.9401.200.0024.751.35
    1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLB26OF9900.0255630264261.9892.600.0061.199.03
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLB26OF900.05000551.0000.600.005.636.07
    1971Milwaukee BrewersALMLB27OF14200.03421093361352.9752.500.0088.298.61
    1972Milwaukee BrewersALMLB28OF13801,168.0376963391385.9852.800.3388.596.51
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29OF15201,343.0401993419410.9792.700.3193.897.41
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.38
    1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLB30OF12100.02491032262259.9892.100.0074.789.63
    1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLB30DH800.0000000.0000.000.004.95.99
    1975Atlanta BravesNLMLB31OF5300.0103342110106.9642.000.0032.964.64
    1976Atlanta BravesNLMLB32OF6000.098531106103.9721.700.0037.057.15
    1977Texas RangersALMLB33OF11100.0181862195189.9691.700.0068.592.53
    1977Texas RangersALMLB33DH500.0000000.0000.000.003.14.25
    1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLB34OF1600.0322213634.9442.100.009.941.07
    1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLB34DH800.0000000.0000.000.004.920.57
    MLB Totals - (OF)102102,511217768501722952245.9782.200.890.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)2300000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1967MLB---------19-
    1968MLB---------61-
    1969MLB---------40-
    1970MLB---------108-
    1971MLB---------142-
    1972MLB---------138-
    1973MLB---------1522
    1974MLB---------1218
    1975MLB---------53-
    1976MLB---------60-
    1977MLB---------1115
    1978MLB---------168
    Totals---------102123