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Bill Almon

William Francis Almon

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 21, 1952 in Providence, RI
High School: Veterans Memorial HS (Warwick, RI)
School: Brown University (Providence, RI)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1974 (Age 21.285)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Athletics/WhiteSox/Pirates/Mets/... 1974-1988
Agents: Steve Greenberg [*]
Final Game: June 14, 1988 (Age 35.206)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1780. Mike McGeary… #1781. Alex Cora… #1782. Gerald Perry… #1783. BILL ALMON… #1784. Lenny Harris… #1785. Frank O'Rourke… #1786. Rod Barajas… 

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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
1974 21 SDP NL 16 40 38 4 12 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 9 .316 .350 .342 .692 99 13 0 0 0 0 0 6
1975 22 SDP NL 6 10 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 129 4 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1976 23 SDP NL 14 60 57 6 14 3 0 1 6 3 1 2 9 .246 .271 .351 .622 82 20 0 0 1 0 0 6
1977 24 SDP NL 155 670 613 75 160 18 11 2 43 20 9 37 114 .261 .303 .336 .639 80 206 14 0 20 0 1 *6
1978 25 SDP NL 138 442 405 39 102 19 2 0 21 17 5 33 74 .252 .308 .309 .616 80 125 6 0 3 1 10 *56/4
1979 26 SDP NL 100 226 198 20 45 3 0 1 8 6 5 21 48 .227 .299 .258 .556 59 51 1 0 5 2 7 46/8
1980 27 TOT NL 66 160 150 15 29 4 3 0 7 2 0 9 32 .193 .238 .260 .498 41 39 2 0 0 1 1 64/5
1980 27 MON NL 18 40 38 2 10 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 .263 .275 .342 .617 72 13 2 0 0 1 0 6/4
1980 27 NYM NL 48 120 112 13 19 3 2 0 4 2 0 8 27 .170 .225 .232 .457 30 26 0 0 0 0 1 64/5
1981 28 CHW AL 103 377 349 46 105 10 2 4 41 16 6 21 60 .301 .341 .375 .717 110 131 4 2 2 3 0 *6 MVP-19
1982 29 CHW AL 111 336 308 40 79 10 4 4 26 10 8 25 49 .256 .313 .354 .667 83 109 4 1 1 1 0 6/D
1983 30 OAK AL 143 495 451 45 120 29 1 4 63 26 8 26 67 .266 .302 .361 .663 88 163 8 2 5 11 3 6539/74D8
1984 31 OAK AL 106 225 211 24 47 11 0 7 16 5 7 10 42 .223 .253 .374 .628 78 79 3 0 0 4 0 379D/5286
1985 32 PIT NL 88 274 244 33 66 17 0 6 29 10 7 22 61 .270 .330 .414 .744 108 101 6 1 4 3 0 67/358
1986 33 PIT NL 102 230 196 29 43 7 2 7 27 11 4 30 38 .219 .319 .383 .701 92 75 5 0 1 3 2 756/39
1987 34 TOT NL 68 83 74 13 17 4 0 0 5 1 0 9 21 .230 .313 .284 .597 63 21 0 0 0 0 0 64/3759
1987 34 PIT NL 19 21 20 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .200 .238 .250 .488 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 /675
1987 34 NYM NL 49 62 54 8 13 3 0 0 4 1 0 8 16 .241 .339 .296 .635 74 16 0 0 0 0 0 64/39
1988 35 PHI NL 20 31 26 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 .115 .207 .192 .399 15 5 0 0 2 0 0 /563
15 Yrs 1236 3659 3330 390 846 138 25 36 296 128 60 250 636 .254 .305 .343 .648 84 1142 53 6 44 29 24
162 Game Avg. 162 480 436 51 111 18 3 5 39 17 8 33 83 .254 .305 .343 .648 84 150 7 1 6 4 3
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
SDP (6 yrs) 429 1448 1321 144 337 44 13 4 81 47 20 95 255 .255 .304 .317 .622 78 419 21 0 29 3 18
PIT (3 yrs) 209 525 460 67 113 25 2 13 57 21 11 53 104 .246 .321 .393 .715 97 181 11 1 5 6 2
NYM (2 yrs) 97 182 166 21 32 6 2 0 8 3 0 16 43 .193 .264 .253 .517 45 42 0 0 0 0 1
OAK (2 yrs) 249 720 662 69 167 40 1 11 79 31 15 36 109 .252 .287 .366 .652 85 242 11 2 5 15 3
CHW (2 yrs) 214 713 657 86 184 20 6 8 67 26 14 46 109 .280 .328 .365 .693 97 240 8 3 3 4 0
MON (1 yr) 18 40 38 2 10 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 .263 .275 .342 .617 72 13 2 0 0 1 0
PHI (1 yr) 20 31 26 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 .115 .207 .192 .399 15 5 0 0 2 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 773 2226 2011 235 495 78 18 17 150 71 31 168 418 .246 .303 .328 .631 79 660 34 1 36 10 21
AL (4 yrs) 463 1433 1319 155 351 60 7 19 146 57 29 82 218 .266 .307 .365 .673 91 482 19 5 8 19 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
1974 21 SDP NL 16 40 -0 0 0 -2 1 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .495 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 6
1975 22 SDP NL 6 10 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /6
1976 23 SDP NL 14 60 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 2 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.2 0.1 2 6
1977 24 SDP NL 155 670 -7 3 -1 -5 10 0 -0.1 21 22 2.0 .500 .500 2.5 0.5 27 $35,000 *6
1978 25 SDP NL 138 442 -11 2 2 -8 4 -12 -1.4 14 2 0.1 .490 .492 0.9 -0.5 11 *56/4
1979 26 SDP NL 100 226 -12 -3 0 0 4 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.4 .488 .493 -0.5 0.4 -4 46/8
1980 27 MON NL 18 40 -2 0 -0 -2 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.0 -0.2 0 6/4
1980 27 NYM NL 48 120 -9 0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .484 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2 64/5
1981 28 CHW AL 103 377 5 1 1 -4 6 8 0.9 13 21 2.2 .509 .506 2.7 0.2 26 *6 MVP-19
1982 29 CHW AL 111 336 -7 -1 0 -3 6 -6 -0.6 11 6 0.5 .495 .496 0.9 0.2 9 $220,000 6/D
1983 30 OAK AL 143 495 -6 3 1 -9 0 -11 -1.0 17 6 0.6 .492 .493 1.5 -0.9 15 6539/74D8
1984 31 OAK AL 106 225 -6 -2 -0 -4 -6 -18 -1.9 8 -10 -1.1 .482 .488 -0.7 -1.0 -6 379D/5286
1985 32 PIT NL 88 274 5 0 -1 -0 1 5 0.6 9 15 1.6 .507 .504 1.5 0.1 15 $255,000 67/358
1986 33 PIT NL 102 230 -2 0 -1 -2 -1 -5 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .495 .497 0.4 -0.3 5 $260,000 756/39
1987 34 PIT NL 19 21 -1 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $250,000 /675
1987 34 NYM NL 49 62 -1 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.2 0.0 3 64/39
1988 35 PHI NL 20 31 -3 0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 $250,000 /563
15 Seasons 1236 3659 -58 4 3 -46 31 -65 -7.1 122 57 4.8 .494 .497 9.4 -1.6 102 $1,270,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
SDP (6 yrs) 429 1448 -31 3 2 -16 19 -23 -2.7 46 23 1.9 .494 .496 3.4 0.3 39 $35,000
PIT (3 yrs) 209 525 2 0 -2 -4 1 -3 -0.3 18 15 1.5 .499 .500 1.9 -0.4 19 $765,000
NYM (2 yrs) 97 182 -10 0 1 -2 3 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.1 0.1 1
OAK (2 yrs) 249 720 -12 1 1 -13 -5 -29 -2.9 25 -4 -0.6 .488 .491 0.8 -1.9 9
CHW (2 yrs) 214 713 -2 -1 1 -8 12 3 0.4 24 27 2.7 .502 .501 3.6 0.4 35 $220,000
MON (1 yr) 18 40 -2 0 -0 -2 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.0 -0.2 0
PHI (1 yr) 20 31 -3 0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 $250,000

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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
1974 SDP NL 21 SS 14 12 8 97.0 47 13 30 4 4 .915 -2 -22 3.99 3.07 .961 4.97 4.97
1975 SDP NL 22 SS 2 2 2 20.0 11 6 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -84 4.95 5.50 .963 5.00 5.00
1976 SDP NL 23 SS 14 13 13 111.1 78 23 52 3 8 .962 0 1 6.06 5.36 .964 5.05 5.04
1977 SDP NL 24 SS 155 155 134 1344.2 882 303 538 41 87 .954 -5 -4 5.63 5.43 .963 5.02 5.03
1978 SDP NL 25 3B 114 99 87 882.2 314 72 221 21 20 .933 -8 -11 2.99 2.57 .952 3.00 2.97
1978 SDP NL 25 SS 15 4 1 54.2 33 9 23 1 4 .970 0 4 5.27 2.13 .966 4.89 4.84
1978 SDP NL 25 2B 7 6 4 53.2 33 21 11 1 2 .970 -0 -11 5.37 4.57 .977 5.30 5.26
1979 SDP NL 26 2B 61 49 30 434.0 270 116 150 4 37 .985 -0 -1 5.52 4.36 .979 5.42 5.40
1979 SDP NL 26 SS 25 8 6 109.0 72 26 43 3 11 .958 1 7 5.70 2.76 .965 5.00 4.98
1979 SDP NL 26 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1979 SDP NL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1980 TOT NL 27 SS 34 24 17 234.0 135 47 81 7 15 .948 -1 -5 4.92 3.76 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 TOT NL 27 2B 19 13 10 119.0 87 32 50 5 10 .943 -3 -27 6.20 4.32 .980 5.49 5.49
1980 MON NL 27 SS 12 7 6 78.0 45 17 24 4 1 .911 -1 -20 4.73 3.42 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 MON NL 27 2B 1 0 0 4.0 4 1 2 1 1 .750 -1 -270 6.75 3.00 .980 5.40 5.50
1980 NYM NL 27 SS 22 17 11 156.0 90 30 57 3 14 .967 0 3 5.02 3.95 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 NYM NL 27 2B 18 13 10 115.0 83 31 48 4 9 .952 -2 -19 6.18 4.39 .980 5.49 5.49
1980 NYM NL 27 3B 9 0 0 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 43 1.93 0.33 .947 2.89 2.88
1981 CHW AL 28 SS 103 102 93 894.0 547 190 340 17 78 .969 -4 -6 5.34 5.15 .967 4.99 4.98 MVP-19
1982 CHW AL 29 SS 108 85 75 786.1 507 164 317 26 72 .949 -3 -5 5.51 4.45 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 CHW AL 29 DH 1 0
1983 OAK AL 30 SS 52 36 16 301.0 153 51 93 9 14 .941 -1 -5 4.31 2.77 .963 4.75 4.72
1983 OAK AL 30 3B 40 35 18 300.1 101 34 58 9 5 .911 -7 -28 2.76 2.30 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 OAK AL 30 1B 38 23 12 221.1 230 208 21 1 14 .996 1 7 9.31 6.03 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 OAK AL 30 OF 23 13 7 125.0 34 33 0 1 0 .971 -2 -16 2.38 1.43 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 OAK AL 30 RF 14 8 5 76.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -1 -14 3.08 1.86 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 OAK AL 30 LF 9 5 2 46.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.17 0.67 .977 2.33 2.30
1983 OAK AL 30 2B 5 0 0 10.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.32
1983 OAK AL 30 DH 4 2
1983 OAK AL 30 CF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 3.00 1.00 .990 3.00 2.90
1984 OAK AL 31 OF 48 28 13 287.1 71 70 1 0 1 1.000 -5 -23 2.22 1.48 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 OAK AL 31 1B 44 22 11 211.0 199 184 13 2 18 .990 1 6 8.40 4.48 .991 9.75 9.68
1984 OAK AL 31 LF 33 19 9 199.0 49 49 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -22 2.22 1.48 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 OAK AL 31 RF 17 9 4 86.1 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 2.19 1.24 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 OAK AL 31 DH 13 0
1984 OAK AL 31 3B 4 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 0.25 .950 2.70 2.72
1984 OAK AL 31 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 5.90 0 0 0 0 0
1984 OAK AL 31 CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -360 4.50 1.00 .990 3.15 3.00
1984 OAK AL 31 SS 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 1.00 .960 4.80 4.70
1985 PIT NL 32 SS 43 31 25 306.2 153 50 101 2 19 .987 3 12 4.43 3.51 .963 4.88 4.88
1985 PIT NL 32 OF 32 23 9 169.0 29 27 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.54 0.91 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 PIT NL 32 LF 26 21 9 148.0 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 1.52 0.96 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 PIT NL 32 1B 7 3 0 24.2 28 25 1 2 3 .929 -0 -15 9.49 3.71 .993 10.07 10.06
1985 PIT NL 32 3B 7 4 3 37.0 7 2 4 1 0 .857 -2 -58 1.46 0.86 .949 2.87 2.89
1985 PIT NL 32 CF 6 2 0 21.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 2.57 1.00 .982 2.66 2.67
1986 PIT NL 33 OF 54 28 13 267.0 59 53 5 1 0 .983 0 2 1.96 1.07 .979 2.19 2.19
1986 PIT NL 33 LF 53 27 13 262.0 55 50 5 0 0 1.000 0 1 1.89 1.04 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 PIT NL 33 3B 28 12 7 128.1 38 9 26 3 3 .921 -2 -18 2.45 1.25 .946 2.72 2.72
1986 PIT NL 33 SS 19 1 0 41.2 23 8 12 3 1 .870 -1 -23 4.32 1.05 .963 4.75 4.76
1986 PIT NL 33 1B 4 0 0 7.0 13 10 2 1 0 .923 0 86 15.43 3.00 .992 9.90 9.95
1986 PIT NL 33 RF 2 1 0 5.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0 48 3.60 1.00 .977 1.98 2.00
1987 TOT NL 34 SS 26 7 3 97.1 54 17 35 2 6 .963 -1 -9 4.81 2.00 .965 4.72 4.69
1987 TOT NL 34 OF 3 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -120 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
1987 PIT NL 34 SS 4 3 1 26.0 18 9 8 1 3 .944 -1 -65 5.88 4.25 .965 4.71 4.70
1987 PIT NL 34 LF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 1.98 2.05
1987 PIT NL 34 OF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.20
1987 PIT NL 34 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1987 NYM NL 34 SS 22 4 2 71.1 36 8 27 1 3 .972 1 12 4.42 1.59 .965 4.72 4.69
1987 NYM NL 34 2B 10 1 1 29.2 12 4 7 1 1 .917 -2 -61 3.34 1.10 .982 5.19 5.16
1987 NYM NL 34 1B 2 0 0 3.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 15.00 2.50 .992 9.90 9.85
1987 NYM NL 34 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1987 NYM NL 34 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1988 PHI NL 35 3B 9 3 2 38.2 18 4 13 1 0 .944 1 22 3.96 1.89 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 PHI NL 35 SS 5 0 0 12.0 7 4 2 1 1 .857 -1 -90 4.50 1.20 .967 4.65 4.64
1988 PHI NL 35 1B 1 1 1 8.0 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 12.00 .991 10.01 10.00
15 Seasons SS 616 480 393 4412.2 2703 911 1673 119 320 .956 -16 -4 5.27 4.19 .964 4.95 4.92
8 Seasons 3B 212 153 117 1410.0 482 122 325 35 28 .927 -18 -15 2.85 2.11 .952 2.98 2.93
6 Seasons OF 161 92 42 855.1 193 183 8 2 1 .990 -9 -12 2.01 1.19 .981 2.34 2.32
5 Seasons LF 123 72 33 660.0 135 129 6 0 0 1.000 -6 -11 1.84 1.10 .978 2.07 2.07
5 Seasons 2B 102 69 45 646.1 407 174 222 11 50 .973 -5 -9 5.51 3.88 .979 5.41 5.38
6 Seasons 1B 96 49 24 475.0 487 444 37 6 36 .988 2 6 9.11 5.01 .992 9.84 9.78
4 Seasons RF 34 18 9 168.1 51 48 1 2 0 .961 -2 -14 2.62 1.44 .978 2.23 2.20
3 Seasons DH 18 2
4 Seasons CF 9 2 0 27.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 2.67 0.89 .984 2.73 2.74
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 5.90 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons TOT 1188 843 621 7800.1 4272 1834 2265 173 435 .960 -46 -7 4.73 3.45 .968 4.64 4.64 0 0 0 0 0
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1981 AL (19, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Triples s c a p y
1977 NL  11 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1977 NL  114 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1981 AL  16 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1977 NL  129 (9th)
1981 AL  89 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  20 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1983 AL  11 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1977 NL  496 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1977 NL  538 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1977 NL  41 (1st)
1981 AL  17 (2nd)
1982 AL  26 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1978 NL  21 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1977 NL  155 (2nd)
1981 AL  103 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1977 NL  303 (1st)
1981 AL  190 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1977 NL  538 (2nd)
1981 AL  340 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1977 NL  41 (1st)
1981 AL  17 (2nd)
1982 AL  26 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1981 AL  78 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 NL  5 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1977 NL  5.63 (1st)
1981 AL  5.34 (3rd)
1982 AL  5.51 (1st)
Career  5.27 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1977 NL  5.43 (1st)
1981 AL  5.15 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2115), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1971), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1526), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (243rd), 4.8 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1977 24 San Diego Padres $35,000 ? 2/25/78 TSN 4/23/77 TSN salary survey - $25K
1982 29 Chicago White Sox $220,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Player loss; asked $340K
1985 32 Pittsburgh Pirates $255,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $260,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 34 Pittsburgh Pirates $250,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 35 Philadelphia Phillies $250,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,270,000
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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