Earl Battey
Earl Jesse (Jr.) Battey
 
 
Born: January 5, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA
Died: November 15, 2003 - 68 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 205
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an Amateur Free Agent in 1953
- High School: Jordan (Watts, CA)

Comparison

Comparison
Catchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Yogi Berra
1946 - 1965
C
59.3
Pl
WW2
 
56.3
8.7
0.0
5.8
2 Joe Torre
1960 - 1977
C
57.5
Ma
 
59.3
-0.4
0.0
1.4
3 Bill Freehan
1961 - 1976
C
44.7
 
43.0
11.8
0.0
10.1
4 Smoky Burgess
1949 - 1967
C
33.3
WW2
 
32.9
6.1
0.0
5.7
5 Sherm Lollar
1946 - 1963
C
30.6
 
26.7
10.5
0.0
6.6
6 Tom Haller
1961 - 1972
C
29.4
 
28.6
7.8
0.0
7.0
7 Tim McCarver
1959 - 1980
C
28.4
 
29.9
6.5
0.0
8.0
8 Del Crandall
1949 - 1966
C
28.4
KOR
 
21.9
14.1
0.0
7.6
9 Ed Bailey
1953 - 1966
C
27.2
KOR
 
24.6
8.6
0.0
5.9
10 Elston Howard
1955 - 1968
C
27.2
KOR
Y
 
24.4
8.2
0.0
5.3
11 Johnny Roseboro
1957 - 1970
C
22.6
 
22.4
8.8
0.0
8.7
12 Johnny Romano
1958 - 1967
C
20.9
 
22.4
3.3
0.0
4.9
13 Earl Battey
1955 - 1967
C
18.8
 
18.7
6.5
0.0
6.4
14 Clay Dalrymple
1960 - 1971
C
16.8
 
9.4
13.0
0.0
5.6
15 Stan Lopata
1948 - 1960
C
16.2
WW2
 
18.4
0.7
0.0
3.0
16 Jim Pagliaroni
1955 - 1969
C
15.8
 
17.0
3.3
0.0
4.5
17 Johnny Edwards
1961 - 1974
C
14.9
 
13.2
9.9
0.0
8.2
18 Gus Triandos
1953 - 1965
C
13.8
 
15.7
2.6
0.0
4.5
19 Andy Etchebarren
1962 - 1978
C
10.8
 
9.7
6.9
0.0
5.7
20 Joe Azcue
1960 - 1972
C
8.5
 
7.6
6.2
0.0
5.4
21 Clint Courtney
1951 - 1961
C
7.2
WW2
 
8.4
2.2
0.0
3.4
22 Jake Gibbs
1962 - 1971
C
6.7
 
3.8
6.0
0.0
3.1
23 Gene Oliver
1959 - 1969
C
6.5
 
10.3
-3.3
0.0
0.5
24 Chris Cannizzaro
1960 - 1974
C
6.4
 
4.4
5.9
0.0
3.9
25 Del Rice
1945 - 1961
C
5.3
 
5.9
4.2
0.0
4.7
26 Hank Foiles
1953 - 1964
C
4.8
 
5.3
2.0
0.0
2.5
27 Red Wilson
1951 - 1960
C
4.7
 
5.3
2.0
0.0
2.6
28 John Orsino
1961 - 1967
C
4.4
 
5.2
0.8
0.0
1.6
29 Carl Sawatski
1948 - 1963
C
4.3
 
5.5
0.9
0.0
2.1
30 Hal Smith
1955 - 1964
C
4.2
 
7.9
-0.3
0.0
3.3
31 Don Pavletich
1957 - 1971
C
4.1
 
6.8
-1.8
0.0
0.9
32 Lou Berberet
1954 - 1960
C
3.9
 
2.3
3.4
0.0
1.9
33 Earl Averill
1956 - 1963
C
3.5
 
4.7
-0.3
0.0
0.9
34 Jim Hegan
1941 - 1960
C
3.5
WW2
 
2.2
6.6
0.0
5.3
35 Buck Rodgers
1961 - 1969
C
3.4
 
2.3
6.7
0.0
5.7
36 Phil Roof
1961 - 1977
C
3.3
 
2.6
5.4
0.0
4.7
37 Dick Bertell
1960 - 1967
C
3.0
 
0.5
4.9
0.0
2.4
38 Dick Brown
1957 - 1965
C
2.9
 
2.7
3.4
0.0
3.2
39 Hobie Landrith
1950 - 1963
C
2.8
 
2.3
3.7
0.0
3.1
40 Cam Carreon
1959 - 1966
C
2.8
MIL
 
3.4
1.1
0.0
1.7
41 Joe Pignatano
1957 - 1962
C
2.5
MIL
 
2.6
1.1
0.0
1.3
42 Sammy Taylor
1958 - 1963
C
2.3
 
3.7
0.6
0.0
2.0
43 Charley Lau
1956 - 1967
C
2.2
 
3.7
0.4
0.0
1.8
44 Bob Schmidt
1958 - 1965
C
2.2
 
3.1
1.4
0.0
2.3
45 Frank House
1950 - 1961
C
2.1
 
1.8
2.9
0.0
2.6
46 Hal Smith
1956 - 1965
C
2.0
 
1.4
3.5
0.0
2.9
47 Jesse Gonder
1960 - 1967
C
2.0
 
3.2
0.1
0.0
1.3
48 Joe Ginsberg
1948 - 1962
C
1.6
WW2
 
2.5
1.1
0.0
2.1
49 Johnny Blanchard
1955 - 1965
C
1.6
KOR
 
3.8
-2.3
0.0
-0.0
50 Ken Retzer
1961 - 1964
C
1.4
 
1.5
1.0
0.0
1.2
 
  Earl Battey
1955 - 1967
C
18.8
 
18.7
6.5
0.0
6.4
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