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Gary Alexander

Gary Wayne Alexander

Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 27, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1975 (Age 22.169, 11,317th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Athletics/Pirates 1975-1981

Final Game: September 28, 1981 (Age 28.185)
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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
1975 22 SFG NL 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1976 23 SFG NL 23 84 73 12 13 1 1 2 7 1 0 10 16 .178 .274 .301 .575 62 22 1 0 0 1 1 2
1977 24 SFG NL 51 143 119 17 36 4 2 5 20 3 1 20 33 .303 .406 .496 .901 142 59 5 2 0 2 2 2/9
1978 25 TOT AL 148 564 498 57 112 20 4 27 84 0 5 57 166 .225 .304 .444 .748 111 221 11 2 1 5 5 D2/793
1978 25 OAK AL 58 199 174 18 36 6 1 10 22 0 3 22 66 .207 .298 .425 .723 107 74 9 1 1 1 2 D/7932
1978 25 CLE AL 90 365 324 39 76 14 3 17 62 0 2 35 100 .235 .308 .454 .761 113 147 2 1 0 4 3 2D
1979 26 CLE AL 110 415 358 54 82 9 2 15 54 4 2 46 100 .229 .313 .391 .704 89 140 7 1 3 7 3 2D/79
1980 27 CLE AL 76 198 178 22 40 7 1 5 31 0 4 17 52 .225 .288 .360 .647 76 64 9 0 0 3 1 D2/79
1981 28 PIT NL 21 51 47 6 10 4 1 1 6 0 0 3 12 .213 .255 .404 .659 82 19 1 0 0 1 0 /379
7 Yrs 432 1459 1276 169 293 45 11 55 202 8 12 154 381 .230 .311 .411 .722 99 525 34 5 4 19 12
162 Game Avg. 162 547 479 63 110 17 4 21 76 3 5 58 143 .230 .311 .411 .722 99 197 13 2 2 7 5
SFG (3 yrs) 77 231 195 30 49 5 3 7 27 4 1 31 51 .251 .355 .415 .770 111 81 6 2 0 3 3
CLE (3 yrs) 276 978 860 115 198 30 6 37 147 4 8 98 252 .230 .306 .408 .714 95 351 18 2 3 14 7
PIT (1 yr) 21 51 47 6 10 4 1 1 6 0 0 3 12 .213 .255 .404 .659 82 19 1 0 0 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 58 199 174 18 36 6 1 10 22 0 3 22 66 .207 .298 .425 .723 107 74 9 1 1 1 2
AL (3 yrs) 334 1177 1034 133 234 36 7 47 169 4 11 120 318 .226 .305 .411 .716 97 425 27 3 4 15 9
NL (4 yrs) 98 282 242 36 59 9 4 8 33 4 1 34 63 .244 .337 .413 .750 106 100 7 2 0 4 3

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
1975 22 SFG NL 3 4 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /2
1976 23 SFG NL 23 84 -3 0 0 -6 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .467 .495 0.2 -0.5 2 2
1977 24 SFG NL 51 143 8 1 -1 -10 2 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .501 .500 1.5 -0.8 15 2/9
1978 25 OAK AL 58 199 1 -2 -2 1 -4 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0 D/7932
1978 25 CLE AL 90 365 2 -1 1 -3 2 0 0.1 13 13 1.4 .500 .500 1.7 -0.1 16 2D
1979 26 CLE AL 110 415 -7 1 -1 -13 5 -16 -1.5 15 -1 -0.1 .486 .490 1.2 -0.8 12 2D/79
1980 27 CLE AL 76 198 -6 -0 -1 -2 -3 -12 -1.3 7 -6 -0.6 .483 .492 -0.4 -0.5 -4 D2/79
1981 28 PIT NL 21 51 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.0 -0.0 1 /379
7 Seasons 432 1459 -5 -1 -4 -34 2 -42 -4.2 51 9 0.6 .490 .495 4.1 -3.2 43
SFG (3 yrs) 77 231 5 1 -0 -17 4 -8 -0.9 7 -0 -0.2 .489 .499 1.6 -1.4 17
CLE (3 yrs) 276 978 -11 -1 -2 -18 4 -28 -2.7 35 7 0.6 .490 .494 2.5 -1.4 25
PIT (1 yr) 21 51 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.0 -0.0 1
OAK (1 yr) 58 199 1 -2 -2 1 -4 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1975 SFG NL 22 C 2 1 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -150 2.25 1.00 .985 6.08 6.00 0 0 4 0 0% 32% 0
1976 SFG NL 23 C 23 22 18 197.0 112 92 16 4 0 .964 -6 -37 4.93 4.70 .986 5.96 5.94 3 9 30 6 17% 33% 0
1977 SFG NL 24 C 33 30 27 268.1 188 174 8 6 0 .968 -10 -45 6.10 5.52 .985 6.49 6.49 2 13 46 7 13% 35% 0
1977 SFG NL 24 OF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1977 SFG NL 24 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .975 2.14 2.10
1978 TOT AL 25 DH 70 69
1978 TOT AL 25 C 67 62 55 536.0 345 305 34 6 3 .983 -3 -7 5.69 5.06 .983 5.53 5.48 6 26 45 27 38% 38% 1
1978 OAK AL 25 DH 45 45
1978 OAK AL 25 OF 6 6 3 40.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 36 3.60 2.67 .979 2.48 2.45
1978 OAK AL 25 LF 3 3 1 22.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2 87 4.91 4.00 .974 2.21 2.20
1978 OAK AL 25 RF 3 3 2 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 2.00 1.33 .978 2.25 2.23
1978 OAK AL 25 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 9.90 10.00
1978 OAK AL 25 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CLE AL 25 C 66 62 55 535.0 345 305 34 6 3 .983 -3 -7 5.70 5.14 .983 5.53 5.48 6 26 45 27 38% 38% 1
1978 CLE AL 25 DH 25 24
1979 CLE AL 26 C 91 86 79 765.2 462 404 40 18 5 .961 -13 -20 5.22 4.88 .982 5.46 5.39 13 23 80 25 24% 36% 0
1979 CLE AL 26 DH 13 12
1979 CLE AL 26 OF 2 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -15 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.45
1979 CLE AL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1979 CLE AL 26 RF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -17 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.20
1980 CLE AL 27 DH 40 36
1980 CLE AL 27 C 13 4 2 52.0 34 31 2 1 0 .971 -2 -46 5.71 2.54 .986 5.49 5.47 0 4 7 2 22% 35% 0
1980 CLE AL 27 OF 2 1 1 10.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 2.53 1.50 .980 2.45 2.45
1980 CLE AL 27 LF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -93 1.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.40
1980 CLE AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 10.80 2.00 .975 2.16 2.10
1981 PIT NL 28 1B 9 6 2 49.0 56 52 2 2 4 .964 -1 -20 9.92 6.00 .992 10.21 10.24
1981 PIT NL 28 OF 8 7 1 50.0 17 12 4 1 0 .941 1 31 2.88 2.00 .980 2.32 2.34
1981 PIT NL 28 LF 7 7 1 47.0 15 10 4 1 0 .933 1 23 2.68 2.00 .975 2.13 2.13
1981 PIT NL 28 RF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 160 6.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
6 Seasons C 229 205 181 1827.0 1143 1008 100 35 8 .969 -35 -23 5.46 4.84 .983 5.69 5.64 24 75 212 67 24% 36% 1
3 Seasons DH 123 117
5 Seasons OF 19 16 6 116.2 36 31 4 1 0 .972 2 23 2.70 1.84 .979 2.39 2.39
4 Seasons LF 12 11 3 79.0 28 23 4 1 0 .964 2 27 3.08 2.25 .975 2.18 2.18
2 Seasons 1B 10 6 2 50.0 56 52 2 2 4 .964 -1 -22 9.72 5.40 .992 10.21 10.22
5 Seasons RF 8 5 3 37.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.39 1.25 .977 2.22 2.16
7 Seasons TOT 258 227 189 1993.2 1235 1091 106 38 12 .969 -34 -20 5.40 4.64 .984 5.61 5.58 24 75 212 67 24% 36% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Jul 2nd AL Player of the Week

Home Runs s c a p y
1978 AL  27 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1978 AL  166 (1st)
1979 AL  100 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1978 AL  18.4 (9th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1979 AL  18 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  13 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1979 AL  80 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (593rd), 0.6 career WAR/0.6 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Gary garry Gary gerry Wayne alaxander Alexander

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