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Matt Alexander

Matthew Alexander

Positions: Pinch Runner, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 30, 1947 in Shreveport, LA
High School: Bethune HS (Shreveport, LA)
School: Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft.
Signed July 9, 1968. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1973 (Age 26.205)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates/Cubs 1973-1981

Final Game: October 3, 1981 (Age 34.246)
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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
1973 26 CHC NL 12 6 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 /8
1974 27 CHC NL 45 74 54 15 11 2 1 0 0 8 4 12 12 .204 .358 .278 .636 78 15 2 1 7 0 1 5/849
1975 28 OAK AL 63 11 10 16 1 0 0 0 0 17 10 1 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 -17 1 0 0 0 0 0 D/94857
1976 29 OAK AL 61 30 30 16 1 0 0 0 0 20 7 0 5 .033 .033 .033 .067 -80 1 0 0 0 0 0 D9/87
1977 30 OAK AL 90 47 42 24 10 1 0 0 2 26 14 4 6 .238 .304 .262 .566 59 11 0 0 1 0 0 8D69/745
1978 31 PIT NL 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 32 PIT NL 44 13 13 16 7 0 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 .538 .538 .692 1.231 228 9 0 0 0 0 0 /7896
1980 33 PIT NL 37 3 3 13 1 1 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 170 2 0 0 0 0 0 /874
1981 34 PIT NL 15 11 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 104 4 0 0 0 0 0 /87
9 Yrs 374 195 168 111 36 4 2 0 4 103 42 18 26 .214 .294 .262 .556 57 44 2 1 8 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 84 73 48 16 2 1 0 2 45 18 8 11 .214 .294 .262 .556 57 19 1 0 3 0 0
PIT (4 yrs) 103 27 27 36 12 1 1 0 1 30 7 0 1 .444 .444 .556 1.000 172 15 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (3 yrs) 214 88 82 56 12 1 0 0 2 63 31 5 12 .146 .195 .159 .354 2 13 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 57 80 59 19 12 2 1 0 1 10 4 13 13 .203 .356 .271 .627 76 16 2 1 7 0 1
NL (6 yrs) 160 107 86 55 24 3 2 0 2 40 11 13 14 .279 .380 .360 .740 105 31 2 1 7 0 1
AL (3 yrs) 214 88 82 56 12 1 0 0 2 63 31 5 12 .146 .195 .159 .354 2 13 0 0 1 0 0

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
1973 26 CHC NL 12 6 -0 1 0 -0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /8
1974 27 CHC NL 45 74 -0 1 0 -5 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .490 .497 0.3 -0.5 4 5/849
1975 28 OAK AL 63 11 -1 -2 0 -0 -2 -5 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .492 .497 -0.4 -0.2 -4 D/94857
1976 29 OAK AL 61 30 -6 0 0 1 -2 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .487 .495 -0.8 -0.2 -7 D9/87
1977 30 OAK AL 90 47 -3 -1 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .491 .495 -0.4 -0.4 -4 8D69/745
1978 31 PIT NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1979 32 PIT NL 44 13 2 1 0 1 -0 4 0.5 0 5 0.5 .511 .503 0.4 0.1 4 /7896
1980 33 PIT NL 37 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.2 0.1 2 /874
1981 34 PIT NL 15 11 1 -0 0 2 -0 2 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.1 0.2 1 /87
9 Seasons 374 195 -7 1 1 -4 -5 -14 -1.4 7 -7 -0.8 .496 .498 -0.5 -0.8 -4
PIT (4 yrs) 103 27 3 3 0 4 0 10 1.1 1 11 1.2 .511 .502 0.7 0.4 7
OAK (3 yrs) 214 88 -9 -3 0 -2 -6 -19 -2.1 3 -16 -1.8 .490 .496 -1.6 -0.7 -15
CHC (2 yrs) 57 80 -1 2 0 -6 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .492 .498 0.4 -0.6 4

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
1979 32 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 ❍ 32 PIT NL WS BAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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
1973 CHC NL 26 CF 3 2 1 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 0.69 0.33 .980 2.63 2.63
1973 CHC NL 26 OF 3 2 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 1.38 0.67 .975 2.22 2.23
1974 CHC NL 27 3B 19 13 11 125.0 38 12 23 3 3 .921 -5 -45 2.52 1.84 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 CHC NL 27 OF 4 0 0 8.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -86 1.08 0.25 .980 2.27 2.28
1974 CHC NL 27 CF 3 0 0 5.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -135 1.69 0.33 .980 2.70 2.77
1974 CHC NL 27 2B 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .970 5.40 5.45
1974 CHC NL 27 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
1975 OAK AL 28 DH 17 0
1975 OAK AL 28 OF 11 1 1 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 2.25 0.64 .979 2.38 2.36
1975 OAK AL 28 RF 7 1 1 19.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 1.89 0.57 .975 2.13 2.10
1975 OAK AL 28 2B 3 0 0 3.0 3 0 2 1 1 .667 0 0 6.00 0.67 .973 5.40 5.37
1975 OAK AL 28 CF 3 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.50 1.00 .983 2.85 2.83
1975 OAK AL 28 3B 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 3.24 3.15
1975 OAK AL 28 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
1976 OAK AL 29 OF 23 4 1 76.2 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 1 14 2.70 1.00 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 OAK AL 29 DH 19 0
1976 OAK AL 29 RF 11 3 1 43.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2 56 3.35 1.45 .980 2.22 2.22
1976 OAK AL 29 CF 7 0 0 14.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -77 1.93 0.43 .983 2.96 2.99
1976 OAK AL 29 LF 7 1 0 19.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 0.92 0.29 .980 2.24 2.24
1977 OAK AL 30 OF 31 2 2 78.2 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -31 2.29 0.65 .978 2.35 2.32
1977 OAK AL 30 CF 17 2 2 47.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.64 0.82 .983 2.83 2.81
1977 OAK AL 30 DH 13 0
1977 OAK AL 30 SS 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.79
1977 OAK AL 30 RF 10 0 0 21.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -97 2.14 0.50 .974 2.10 2.07
1977 OAK AL 30 LF 7 0 0 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 0.90 0.14 .980 2.07 2.09
1977 OAK AL 30 2B 4 0 0 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 3.00 0.75 .977 5.40 5.38
1977 OAK AL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1979 PIT NL 32 OF 11 2 1 31.1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 38 2.59 0.82 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 PIT NL 32 LF 6 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -152 0.00 0.00 1.99 2.00
1979 PIT NL 32 CF 3 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 2.57 1.33 .985 2.83 2.80
1979 PIT NL 32 RF 3 0 0 11.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.09 1.67 .980 2.21 2.17
1979 PIT NL 32 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.00
1980 PIT NL 33 OF 4 1 0 11.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 109 4.91 1.50 .980 2.29 2.30
1980 PIT NL 33 CF 2 1 0 9.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 80 5.00 2.50 .984 2.80 2.85
1980 PIT NL 33 LF 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .975 2.25 2.05
1980 PIT NL 33 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
1981 PIT NL 34 OF 6 0 0 22.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2 104 3.27 1.33 .980 2.33 2.33
1981 PIT NL 34 CF 3 0 0 17.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 71 3.18 2.00 .987 2.81 2.80
1981 PIT NL 34 LF 3 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 216 7.20 1.33 .975 2.16 2.13
8 Seasons OF 93 12 6 269.0 76 75 1 0 0 1.000 2 9 2.54 0.82 .979 2.37 2.36
8 Seasons CF 41 7 4 126.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 1 10 2.64 0.90 .984 2.81 2.83
5 Seasons RF 32 4 2 97.0 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 1 15 2.78 0.94 .978 2.17 2.13
6 Seasons LF 26 1 0 46.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.76 0.35 .977 2.15 2.12
3 Seasons 3B 22 13 11 132.0 38 12 23 3 3 .921 -5 -47 2.39 1.59 .948 3.05 3.05
2 Seasons SS 13 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.95 4.81
4 Seasons 2B 10 0 0 17.0 7 1 5 1 1 .857 -0 -21 3.18 0.60 .974 5.40 5.40
9 Seasons TOT 138 25 17 420.0 121 88 29 4 4 .967 -3 -10 2.51 0.85 .969 2.72 2.92
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  26 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1977 AL  14 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2196), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (755th), -0.8 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Matt Matthew alaxander Alexander

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