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Don BufordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1960-1987 MLB Years: 1963-1972
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-660, 2B-392, 3B-352Position when DraftedOF-2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Alvin Buford
Height5-8Weight165BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 2,1937 [81.262]PlaceLinden,Texas
High SchoolDorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA), Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1959 by the Chicago White Sox.
Signing ScoutsHollis Thurston
MLB DebutSeptember 14,1963 [26.224]
OrganizationsCHA [8] BAL [5] Awards0Awards Voting4-28
TBC Player ID9385Retrosheet IDbufod101MLBAM ID111674
RelationshipsFather of Damon Buford
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2008 ... Inducted into Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 1993
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed84Power54Contact80XBH50RBIs54Runs61Hitting68Durability61Team.584Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960San DiegoPCLAAA-2318416111005000000000.268.268.293.56112141.268.025.024.2520.000.000.000.000.009.09
1961Charleston (Sc)SALA-2413249676117187727000000000.236.236.343.57917032496.225.107.107.2530.000.000.001.4170.8627.35
1961LincolnIIIB-2412043383125218753000000000.289.289.423.71218336433.277.134.134.3110.000.000.001.6261.8628.80
1962SavannahSallyD-25111418100135225643000000000.323.323.443.76618533418.313.120.120.3380.000.000.001.4469.6724.44
1962IndianapolisAmerAAA-251227231001000000000.111.111.148.2594127.111.037.037.1150.000.000.000.000.0033.33
1963IndianapolisILAAA-26152613114206413953000000000.336.336.457.79328053613.326.121.121.3500.000.000.001.4768.1125.73
1963Chicago White SoxALMLBcha243b2612429121205105700101.286.354.405.75917348.333.119.262.33610.4214.581.400.000.0025.00
1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha242b2713544262116146430127466258327.262.337.348.68515424504.296.086.201.3109.1312.301.350.79110.5020.69
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha72b28155586931662251047177677646546.283.358.389.74722837668.309.106.237.33510.0311.381.131.5058.6022.29
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha73b291636078514826785251226971317233.244.323.349.67221241698.264.105.267.3039.8910.171.031.1575.8827.70
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha73b30156535611291094323421655114433.241.322.316.63816923609.258.075.221.29310.678.370.780.66133.7517.83
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9of-2b311304266512013415462712574641651.282.367.437.80418632494.283.155.324.36411.549.310.813.0428.4026.67
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9of321445549916131311641918966253575.291.397.417.81423145663.309.126.301.37114.489.350.651.6650.3627.95
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9of331445049913715217661681095583581.272.406.411.81720734629.275.139.371.37217.338.740.502.7029.6524.82
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9of341224499913019419541578962722152.290.413.477.89021442549.300.187.403.39716.2111.290.703.4623.6332.31
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9of-of35125408468462522836983431105.206.326.267.59310913485.246.061.243.27914.2317.111.201.0381.6015.48
1986USCPac10NCAA-1of-2b49451363939114221184243000000.287.394.471.8656417160.356.184.463.38515.0018.751.251.2568.0043.59
1987USCPac10NCAA-1of-2b5057168354651125248243300000.274.365.333.698567192.336.059.298.32112.5017.191.380.52168.0015.22
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12043383125218753000000000.289.289.423.71218336433.277.134.134.0000.000.000.001.6261.8628.80
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter111418100135225643000000000.323.323.443.76618533418.313.120.120.0000.000.000.001.4469.6724.44
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter12864553718120315744934182001056725754147345734.264.362.379.74117272945347.283.115.284.00012.5710.750.861.7448.9624.44
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter314117719833761101686000000000.286.286.396.682466871177.276.110.110.0000.000.000.001.3673.5625.82
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter182681122220433959000000000.323.323.435.75829655681.314.112.112.0000.000.000.001.3275.6725.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13249676117187727000000000.236.236.343.57917032496.225.107.107.0000.000.000.001.4170.8627.35
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10230474851653464212486300000.280.378.395.77312024352.345.115.372.00013.6417.901.310.85101.3328.24
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter665234140863284156725285484203082812194514.270.385.405.7909471662820.285.135.330.00014.8910.920.732.3834.9426.27
Chicago White Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter6212212310571732926166115572522671335151220.258.335.353.6887801282527.282.095.235.0009.9710.571.061.0385.0822.42
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625749015220612532513857256474.264.362.379.74121837674.283.115.284.00012.5710.750.861.7448.9624.44
Average Minor - Per 162 games162607102174315844000000000.286.286.396.68224045607.276.110.110.0000.000.000.001.3673.5625.82

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1963Chicago White SoxALMLBcha263B9--1011112221.9552.33------1275.05.6
1963Chicago White SoxALMLBcha262B2--311-54.8002.00------1216.71.2
1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha272B92--1961981360407394.9684.28------13568.156.8
1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha273B37--3063359693.9692.51------13527.422.8
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha282B139--3263571393696683.9814.91------15589.785.8
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha283B41--1359197372.9861.76------15526.525.3
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha293B133--983012624425399.9393.00------16381.682.1
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha292B37--8881818177169.9554.57------16322.722.8
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29OF11--131--14141.0001.27------1636.76.8
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha303B121--952501916364345.9482.85------15677.674.7
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha302B51--10299830209201.9623.94------15632.731.5
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30OF1--1---111.0001.00------1560.60.6
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31OF65--1304--1341341.0002.06------13050.040.1
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal312B58--109107822224216.9643.72------13044.635.8
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal313B2---------------1301.51.2
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32OF128--228741239235.9831.84------14488.979.0
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal322B10--2221224543.9564.30------1446.96.2
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal323B6--510-215151.0002.50------1444.23.7
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33OF130--2211333237234.9871.80------14490.380.2
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal332B3--241-76.8572.00------1442.11.9
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal333B3--12--331.0001.00------1442.11.9
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34OF115--21763-226223.9871.94------12294.372.8
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35OF105-903173621181179.9891.700.20-----12584.068.2
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35OF105--173621181179.9891.70------12584.068.2
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF660-90311564314612131199.9881.821.33-----6600.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 8 season(s)-   2B392--8488685422517701716.9694.38------3920.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 8 season(s)-   3B352--2526965057998948.9502.69------3520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1963Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---2-9-----
1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---92-37-----
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---139-41-----
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29---37-133---11-
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30---51-121---1-
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31---58-2---65-
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32---10-6---128-
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33---3-3---130-
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34---------115-
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35---------210-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB32314341001003000000.286.412.357.7695117.286.071.28617.650.000.000.000.0025.00
1969Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB32520121012002400000.100.182.300.4826222.067.200.3009.0918.182.004.5520.00100.00
1970Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB3327231013002000000.429.5561.0001.556729.333.571.85722.220.000.0011.117.0066.67
1970Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB33415340011003200000.267.389.467.8567118.250.200.40016.6711.110.675.5615.0025.00
1971Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB3427130100002100000.429.556.7141.270519.500.285.57122.2211.110.500.000.0033.33
1971Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB34623361024003300000.261.346.565.91113326.222.304.43511.5411.541.007.6911.5050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs7286102114007100000.357.486.6071.09317435.346.250.50020.002.860.142.8628.0040.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs15587122047008900000.207.303.448.75126666.178.241.37912.1213.641.136.0614.5050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn44First Base Coach1115655.50511.54Frank Robinson
1982San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn45First Base Coach1628775.5372.03Frank Robinson
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn46First Base Coach1627983.48812.05Frank Robinson
1984San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn47First Base Coach1626696.40726.06Danny Ozark,Frank Robinson
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal51Bench Coach16154107.33534.57Frank Robinson,Cal Ripken
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal54Director of Field Operations/Instruction1626795.41424.06Johnny Oates,Frank Robinson
1992Hagerstown SunsEastAAMinorbal55Manager1395980.42421.57 
1993Bowie BaysoxEastAAMinorbal56Manager1407268.51423.03 Lost in Semi-Finals
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal57Bench Coach1126349.5636.52Johnny Oates
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal58Assistant Director of Player Development1447173.49315.03Phil Regan
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal59Assistant Director of Player Development1628874.5434.02Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Yankees)
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal60Assistant Director of Player Development1629864.605--1Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Indians)
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal61Assistant Director of Player Development1627983.48835.04Ray Miller
1999Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal62Assistant Director of Player Development1627884.48120.04Ray Miller
2000Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal63Director of Player Development1627488.45713.54Mike Hargrove
2001Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal64Director of Player Development1616398.39132.54Mike Hargrove
2002Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal65Director of Player Development1626795.41436.54Mike Hargrove-
2003Bluefield OriolesAppRkMinorbal66Manager632340.36513.54 
2004Aberdeen IronBirdsNYPLA-Minorbal67Manager753540.4678.54 
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas68First Base Coach1628181.5009.05Frank Robinson-
2006Daytona CubsFSLA+Minorchn69Manager1377166.5185.03 -
* 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 DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1973-02-02Released by Orioles. 
1967-11-29TradeTraded by White Sox with Roger Nelson and Bruce Howard to Orioles for John Matias, Russ Snyder and Luis Aparicio. 
1959-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
* 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.