Don Elston
Donald Ray Elston
 
 
Born: April 6, 1929 in Campbellstown, OH
Died: January 2, 1995 - 65 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'0" Wt: 165
(legend)
Links:
Player Pages
 
Biographical
  Photos
Baseball-Reference Baseball-Almanac Wikipedia SABR Baseball Index Google Photos / +baseball Getty / Corbis
Retrosheet The Baseball Page BR Bullpen SABR BioProject Yahoo Photos / +baseball Alta Vista / Imagery
Notes:
- Signed by the Chicago Cubs as an Amateur Free Agent in 1947
- High School: Camden (Camden, OH)

Transactions

Date        
WAR
Transaction
12
6
1947
17.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
CHN
0.0
9.4
9.3
12
9
1955
25.7
Traded
CHN
BRO
-0.4
9.7
0.1
5
23
1957
27.7
Traded
BRO
CHN
-0.3
9.7
9.7
4
9
1965
35.7
Released
CHN
9.4
0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com



Trades


12 / 9 / 1955
Traded to Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
3B
CHN
28.8
9.5
2.6
2.2
3.0
RP
CHN
25.7
-0.4
9.7
0.1
0.0
Totals      
9.2
12.3
2.2
3.0
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
3B
BRO
26.8
2.7
18.4
-0.9
-0.9
SP
BRO
31.1
10.0
-0.9
-1.0
-0.9
RF
BRO
28.7
-0.0
10.0
10.6
3.7
Totals      
12.7
27.5
8.7
1.8
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
12.3
27.5
15.2
 
3.0
1.8
-1.2
27.5
12.3
-15.2
 
1.8
3.0
1.2


5 / 23 / 1957
Traded to Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
BRO
27.7
-0.3
9.7
9.7
2.6
Totals      
-0.3
9.7
9.7
2.6
Brooklyn Dodgers Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SW
CHN
29.5
5.2
-1.1
-0.1
-0.1
RP
CHN
28.3
0.7
0.6
0.0
-0.1
Totals      
5.9
-0.5
-0.1
-0.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.5
9.7
10.2
 
-0.2
2.6
2.8
9.7
-0.5
-10.2
 
2.6
-0.2
-2.8


Any questions, comments, suggestions?? Please contact the webmaster at BaseballGauge@gmail.com

The statistics used were obtained free of charge from The Baseball Databank.

Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry.

The transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at "www.retrosheet.org".

Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
Images can also be viewed at the Hall of Fame online exhibit Dressed to the Nines

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James