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Mike Armstrong

Michael Dennis Armstrong

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: March 7, 1954 in Glen Cove, NY
High Schools: North Shore HS (Glen Head, NY), North Shore HS (Sea Cliff, NY)
School: University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1980 (Age 26.158, 11,950th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Yankees/Padres/Indians 1980-1987

Last Game: July 5, 1987 (Age 33.120)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1980 26 SDP NL 0 0 5.65 11 0 4 0 0 0 14.1 16 10 9 3 13 5 14 0 0 0 67 63 6.24 2.023 10.0 1.9 8.2 8.8 1.08
1981 27 SDP NL 0 2 .000 6.00 10 0 3 0 0 0 12.0 14 9 8 1 11 3 9 0 1 0 58 57 4.93 2.083 10.5 0.8 8.3 6.8 0.82
1982 28 KCR AL 5 5 .500 3.20 52 0 25 0 0 6 112.2 88 45 40 9 43 4 75 3 1 7 466 128 3.65 1.163 7.0 0.7 3.4 6.0 1.74
1983 29 KCR AL 10 7 .588 3.86 58 0 33 0 0 3 102.2 86 53 44 11 45 3 52 3 0 5 432 106 4.54 1.276 7.5 1.0 3.9 4.6 1.16
1984 30 NYY AL 3 2 .600 3.48 36 0 15 0 0 1 54.1 47 21 21 6 26 4 43 0 0 1 229 110 4.06 1.344 7.8 1.0 4.3 7.1 1.65
1985 31 NYY AL 0 0 3.07 9 0 8 0 0 0 14.2 9 5 5 4 2 0 11 0 0 1 54 135 5.14 0.750 5.5 2.5 1.2 6.8 5.50
1986 32 NYY AL 0 1 .000 9.35 7 1 4 0 0 0 8.2 13 9 9 4 5 1 8 0 0 0 42 46 8.66 2.077 13.5 4.2 5.2 8.3 1.60
1987 33 CLE AL 1 0 1.000 8.68 14 0 2 0 0 1 18.2 27 18 18 4 10 0 9 0 0 2 91 53 6.30 1.982 13.0 1.9 4.8 4.3 0.90
8 Yrs 19 17 .528 4.10 197 1 94 0 0 11 338.0 300 170 154 42 155 20 221 6 2 16 1439 98 4.48 1.346 8.0 1.1 4.1 5.9 1.43
162 Game Avg. 7 6 .528 4.10 68 0 32 0 0 4 116 103 58 53 14 53 7 76 2 1 5 494 98 4.48 1.346 8.0 1.1 4.1 5.9 1.43
NYY (3 yrs) 3 3 .500 4.06 52 1 27 0 0 1 77.2 69 35 35 14 33 5 62 0 0 2 325 97 4.77 1.313 8.0 1.6 3.8 7.2 1.88
KCR (2 yrs) 15 12 .556 3.51 110 0 58 0 0 9 215.1 174 98 84 20 88 7 127 6 1 12 898 117 4.07 1.217 7.3 0.8 3.7 5.3 1.44
SDP (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 5.81 21 0 7 0 0 0 26.1 30 19 17 4 24 8 23 0 1 0 125 60 5.64 2.051 10.3 1.4 8.2 7.9 0.96
CLE (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 8.68 14 0 2 0 0 1 18.2 27 18 18 4 10 0 9 0 0 2 91 53 6.30 1.982 13.0 1.9 4.8 4.3 0.90
AL (6 yrs) 19 15 .559 3.96 176 1 87 0 0 11 311.2 270 151 137 38 131 12 198 6 1 16 1314 103 4.38 1.287 7.8 1.1 3.8 5.7 1.51
NL (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 5.81 21 0 7 0 0 0 26.1 30 19 17 4 24 8 23 0 1 0 125 60 5.64 2.051 10.3 1.4 8.2 7.9 0.96
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1980 26 SDP NL 14.1 11 0 10 6.28 4.21 0.02 -0.33 97.0 3.74 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .460 .497
1981 27 SDP NL 12.0 10 0 9 6.75 4.05 -0.18 -0.31 91.0 3.57 -4 -0.5 .9 0.0 -0.4 -3 .451 .497
1982 28 KCR AL 112.2 52 0 45 3.59 4.51 0.20 -0.35 100.4 3.97 5 0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.4 15 .511 .503
1983 29 KCR AL 102.2 58 0 53 4.65 4.56 -0.14 -0.36 99.9 4.33 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.2 0.4 6 .493 .497
1984 30 NYY AL 54.1 36 0 21 3.48 4.55 -0.22 -0.36 96.9 4.27 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.0 10 .515 .503 $190,000
1985 31 NYY AL 14.2 9 0 5 3.07 4.48 0.14 -0.35 96.0 3.83 1 0.1 .6 -0.1 0.2 3 .514 .501
1986 32 NYY AL 8.2 7 1 9 9.35 4.56 -0.02 -0.26 95.1 4.11 -5 -0.5 .1 0.2 -0.2 -4 .431 .497
1987 33 CLE AL 18.2 14 0 18 8.68 5.03 -0.33 -0.39 101.5 5.05 -8 -0.7 1.4 -0.2 -0.7 -6 .450 .496
8 Seasons 338.0 197 1 170 4.53 4.53 -0.03 -0.36 98.9 4.16 -14 -1.3 1.0 -0.5 1.4 18 .493 .500 $190,000
NYY (3 yrs) 77.2 52 1 35 4.06 4.54 -0.13 -0.35 96.6 4.17 1 0.2 .9 0.0 1.0 8 .503 .502 $190,000
KCR (2 yrs) 215.1 110 0 98 4.10 4.53 0.04 -0.36 100.1 4.14 1 0.2 1.1 -0.4 1.8 21 .501 .500
SDP (2 yrs) 26.1 21 0 19 6.49 4.14 -0.07 -0.32 94.2 3.66 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -6 .456 .497
CLE (1 yr) 18.2 14 0 18 8.68 5.03 -0.33 -0.39 101.5 5.05 -8 -0.7 1.4 -0.2 -0.7 -6 .450 .496

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
1980 26 SDP NL 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 27 SDP NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 28 KCR AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 29 KCR AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 30 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 31 NYY AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1986 32 NYY AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1987 33 CLE AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 198 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (3 yrs) 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KCR (2 yrs) 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 21 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 177 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 21 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 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
1980 26 SDP NL 11 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1981 27 SDP NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1982 28 KCR AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 29 KCR AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1984 30 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $190,000 1
1985 31 NYY AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1986 32 NYY AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1987 33 CLE AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 198 3 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $190,000
NYY (3 yrs) 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $190,000
KCR (2 yrs) 111 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
SDP (2 yrs) 21 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CLE (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1980 SDP NL 26 P 11 0 0 14.1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.63 0.09 .950 1.88 1.91 2 1 33% 31% 0
1981 SDP NL 27 P 10 0 0 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.95 1.98 1 2 67% 33% 1
1982 KCR AL 28 P 52 0 0 112.2 17 9 8 0 1 1.000 1.36 0.33 .958 1.80 1.80 9 2 18% 36% 2
1983 KCR AL 29 P 58 0 0 102.2 20 8 12 0 1 1.000 1.75 0.34 .958 1.80 1.78 11 4 27% 33% 0
1984 NYY AL 30 P 36 0 0 54.1 12 7 4 1 1 .917 1.82 0.31 .958 1.79 1.78 4 1 20% 36% 0
1985 NYY AL 31 P 9 0 0 14.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.22 .955 1.84 1.84 0 0 0
1986 NYY AL 32 P 7 1 0 8.2 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.08 0.29 .957 1.87 1.81 2 2 50% 34% 1
1987 CLE AL 33 P 14 0 0 18.2 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.45 0.21 .955 1.83 1.82 7 0 0% 31% 0
8 Seasons P 197 1 0 338.0 60 28 28 4 3 .933 1.49 0.28 .958 1.81 1.81 36 12 25% 34% 4
8 Seasons TOT 197 1 0 338.0 60 28 28 4 3 .933 1.49 0.28 .958 1.81 1.81 36 12 25% 34% 4
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

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
1984 30 New York Yankees $190,000 ? 1/4/85 TSN 2/20/84 TSN: $175K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$190,000
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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