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Willie Aikens

Willie Mays Aikens

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: October 14, 1954 in Seneca, SC
High School: Seneca HS (Seneca, SC)
School: South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 17, 1977 (Age 22.215, 11,491st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Angels/BlueJays 1977-1985
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Last Game: April 27, 1985 (Age 30.195)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1977 22 CAL AL 42 101 91 5 18 4 0 0 6 1 2 10 23 .198 .277 .242 .519 46 22 1 0 0 0 2 3D
1979 24 CAL AL 116 447 379 59 106 18 0 21 81 1 3 61 79 .280 .376 .493 .869 137 187 10 1 0 6 8 3D
1980 25 KCR AL 151 623 543 70 151 24 0 20 98 1 0 64 88 .278 .356 .433 .789 116 235 23 7 0 9 3 *3D
1981 26 KCR AL 101 419 349 45 93 16 0 17 53 0 0 62 47 .266 .377 .458 .836 143 160 11 3 0 5 12 *3
1982 27 KCR AL 134 519 466 50 131 29 1 17 74 0 1 45 70 .281 .345 .457 .802 119 213 19 3 0 5 7 *3
1983 28 KCR AL 125 458 410 49 124 26 1 23 72 0 0 45 75 .302 .373 .539 .912 149 221 16 2 0 1 9 *3/D
1984 29 TOR AL 93 265 234 21 48 7 0 11 26 0 0 29 56 .205 .298 .376 .674 83 88 6 2 0 0 1 D/3
1985 30 TOR AL 12 24 20 2 4 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 6 .200 .292 .400 .692 85 8 1 0 0 1 0 D
8 Yrs 774 2856 2492 301 675 125 2 110 415 3 6 319 444 .271 .354 .455 .809 123 1134 87 18 0 27 42
162 Game Avg. 162 598 522 63 141 26 0 23 87 1 1 67 93 .271 .354 .455 .809 123 237 18 4 0 6 9
KCR (4 yrs) 511 2019 1768 214 499 95 2 77 297 1 1 216 280 .282 .362 .469 .830 129 829 69 15 0 20 31
CAL (2 yrs) 158 548 470 64 124 22 0 21 87 2 5 71 102 .264 .358 .445 .802 120 209 11 1 0 6 10
TOR (2 yrs) 105 289 254 23 52 8 0 12 31 0 0 32 62 .205 .298 .378 .676 83 96 7 2 0 1 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1977 22 CAL AL 42 101 -7 -1 -0 -0 -2 -10 -1.0 4 -6 -0.7 .475 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -6 3D
1979 24 CAL AL 116 447 18 -2 -2 2 -8 8 0.9 16 24 2.4 .507 .505 2.2 -0.6 22 3D
1980 25 KCR AL 151 623 10 -3 -3 -2 -9 -6 -0.4 21 16 1.5 .496 .496 1.7 -1.0 18 *3D
1981 26 KCR AL 101 419 15 -0 -1 -5 -5 4 0.5 14 19 1.8 .505 .503 2.4 -1.1 23 *3
1982 27 KCR AL 134 519 10 -2 -3 1 -7 -1 -0.1 18 17 1.6 .499 .499 1.6 -0.6 16 $375,000 *3
1983 28 KCR AL 125 458 25 -4 -1 -9 -6 5 0.6 16 20 2.1 .504 .503 3.0 -1.5 29 *3/D
1984 29 TOR AL 93 265 -6 -2 -0 1 -8 -15 -1.6 9 -6 -0.8 .483 .490 -0.8 -0.7 -7 D/3
1985 30 TOR AL 12 24 -1 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 D
8 Seasons 774 2856 65 -13 -10 -12 -45 -16 -1.3 99 83 7.9 .498 .499 9.3 -5.9 95 $375,000
KCR (4 yrs) 511 2019 61 -9 -8 -14 -27 3 0.6 69 72 7.0 .501 .500 8.7 -4.3 86 $375,000
CAL (2 yrs) 158 548 10 -2 -2 2 -10 -2 -0.1 20 18 1.7 .499 .502 1.5 -0.7 16
TOR (2 yrs) 105 289 -7 -2 -0 1 -9 -17 -1.8 10 -7 -0.9 .483 .491 -0.9 -0.9 -8

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1980 25 KCR AL ALCS NYY W 3 11 11 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0 0 0
1980 25 KCR AL WS PHI L 6 26 20 5 8 0 1 4 8 0 0 6 8 .400 .538 1.100 1.638 22 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 KCR AL ALDS OAK L 3 12 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 12 49 40 5 15 0 1 4 10 0 0 9 11 .375 .490 .725 1.215 29 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 3 12 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 11 11 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 26 20 5 8 0 1 4 8 0 0 6 8 .400 .538 1.100 1.638 22 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1977 CAL AL 22 1B 13 12 6 99.0 105 94 8 3 10 .971 -0 -2 9.27 7.85 .990 10.02 9.95
1977 CAL AL 22 DH 13 11
1979 CAL AL 24 1B 55 55 54 492.2 495 462 31 2 49 .996 2 5 9.01 8.96 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 CAL AL 24 DH 51 47
1980 KCR AL 25 1B 138 137 64 1088.0 1158 1081 65 12 95 .990 -2 -2 9.48 8.30 .992 10.02 10.00
1980 KCR AL 25 DH 13 13
1981 KCR AL 26 1B 99 96 86 854.1 907 844 56 7 79 .992 -5 -7 9.48 9.09 .993 10.06 10.03
1982 KCR AL 27 1B 128 122 93 1057.2 1130 1048 75 7 95 .994 1 1 9.56 8.77 .992 9.85 9.81
1983 KCR AL 28 1B 112 109 55 865.0 959 884 64 11 101 .989 -9 -12 9.86 8.46 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 KCR AL 28 DH 6 6
1984 TOR AL 29 DH 81 73
1984 TOR AL 29 1B 2 1 0 11.0 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 1 65 10.64 6.50 .991 9.74 9.70
1985 TOR AL 30 DH 11 6
7 Seasons 1B 547 532 358 4467.2 4767 4425 300 42 430 .991 -12 -3 9.52 8.64 .992 9.97 9.92
6 Seasons DH 175 156
8 Seasons TOT 547 532 358 4467.2 4767 4425 300 42 430 .991 -12 -3 9.52 8.64 .992 9.97 9.92
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Home Runs s c a p y
1981 AL  17 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 AL  62 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 AL  7 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 AL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1980 AL  23 (6th)
1982 AL  19 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1981 AL  20.5 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1981 AL  2.1 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1981 AL  844 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1980 AL  138 (4th)
1981 AL  99 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1981 AL  844 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1980 AL  12 (1st)
1981 AL  7 (3rd)
1983 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1981 AL  79 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
Career  9.52 (68th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  .994 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (221st), 7.9 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1982 27 Kansas City Royals $375,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Player win; offer of $275K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$375,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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French: Willie Aikens statistiques
Japanese: ウィリー・エイキンズ 統計

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