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Rick Auerbach

Frederick Steven Auerbach

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 15, 1950 in Woodland Hills, CA
High Schools: Estancia HS (Costa Mesa, CA), Taft HS (Woodland Hills, CA)
School: Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Pilots in the 7th round of the 1969 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1971 (Age 21.057, 10,718th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Reds/Dodgers/Mariners 1971-1981

Final Game: August 12, 1981 (Age 31.178)
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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
1971 21 MIL AL 79 263 236 22 48 10 0 1 9 3 2 20 40 .203 .271 .258 .530 53 61 3 2 5 0 1 6
1972 22 MIL AL 153 605 554 50 121 16 3 2 30 24 8 43 62 .218 .277 .269 .546 65 149 14 2 5 1 5 *6
1973 23 MIL AL 6 10 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .100 .100 .200 .300 -16 2 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1974 24 LAD NL 45 82 73 12 25 0 0 1 4 4 2 8 9 .342 .407 .384 .791 127 28 4 0 1 0 0 64/5
1975 25 LAD NL 85 188 170 18 38 9 0 0 12 3 2 18 22 .224 .298 .276 .574 64 47 8 0 0 0 3 6/45
1976 26 LAD NL 36 53 47 7 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 6 .128 .226 .128 .354 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 6/54
1977 27 CIN NL 33 52 45 5 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 7 .156 .216 .200 .416 12 9 1 0 1 2 0 46
1978 28 CIN NL 63 65 55 17 18 6 0 2 5 1 0 7 12 .327 .413 .545 .958 167 30 1 1 2 0 0 64/5
1979 29 CIN NL 62 116 100 17 21 8 1 1 12 0 1 14 19 .210 .304 .340 .644 75 34 1 0 1 1 1 56/4
1980 30 CIN NL 24 37 33 5 11 1 1 1 4 0 3 3 5 .333 .389 .515 .904 150 17 0 0 1 0 0 /564
1981 31 SEA AL 38 96 84 12 13 3 0 1 6 1 1 4 15 .155 .200 .226 .426 21 19 1 1 6 1 0 6
11 Yrs 624 1567 1407 167 309 56 5 9 86 36 21 127 198 .220 .286 .286 .572 66 402 36 6 22 5 10
162 Game Avg. 162 407 365 43 80 15 1 2 22 9 5 33 51 .220 .286 .286 .572 66 104 9 2 6 1 3
CIN (4 yrs) 182 270 233 44 57 17 2 4 24 1 4 28 43 .245 .325 .386 .711 94 90 3 1 5 3 1
LAD (3 yrs) 166 323 290 37 69 9 0 1 17 7 5 32 37 .238 .314 .279 .593 70 81 15 0 1 0 3
MIL (3 yrs) 238 878 800 74 170 27 3 3 39 27 11 63 103 .213 .273 .265 .538 60 212 17 4 10 1 6
SEA (1 yr) 38 96 84 12 13 3 0 1 6 1 1 4 15 .155 .200 .226 .426 21 19 1 1 6 1 0
NL (7 yrs) 348 593 523 81 126 26 2 5 41 8 9 60 80 .241 .319 .327 .646 81 171 18 1 6 3 4
AL (4 yrs) 276 974 884 86 183 30 3 4 45 28 12 67 118 .207 .266 .261 .527 57 231 18 5 16 2 6

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
1971 21 MIL AL 79 263 -13 -0 0 1 4 -8 -0.9 9 1 -0.0 .489 .494 -0.1 0.6 0 6
1972 22 MIL AL 153 605 -19 3 -0 -4 9 -11 -1.5 22 11 0.8 .491 .491 1.5 0.5 14 *6
1973 23 MIL AL 6 10 -1 -1 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .454 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $19,000 /6
1974 24 LAD NL 45 82 3 -1 -0 -5 2 -1 -0.1 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 0.6 -0.3 6 64/5
1975 25 LAD NL 85 188 -8 -1 -1 1 4 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .493 .496 -0.2 0.5 -0 6/45
1976 26 LAD NL 36 53 -6 0 -0 0 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .485 .497 -0.4 0.1 -3 6/54
1977 27 CIN NL 33 52 -6 0 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .483 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 46
1978 28 CIN NL 63 65 6 0 -0 1 2 9 1.0 2 11 1.2 .516 .506 1.1 0.3 10 64/5
1979 29 CIN NL 62 116 -3 -1 1 -1 2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.1 .496 .499 0.2 0.1 3 56/4
1980 30 CIN NL 24 37 2 -2 0 1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /564
1981 31 SEA AL 38 96 -8 -0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .479 .495 -0.4 0.1 -3 6
11 Seasons 624 1567 -52 -3 -0 -9 27 -37 -4.5 54 17 1.1 .493 .496 2.1 2.0 26 $19,000
CIN (4 yrs) 182 270 -1 -3 1 -0 5 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .502 .501 1.2 0.5 12
LAD (3 yrs) 166 323 -11 -2 -2 -3 7 -11 -1.3 10 -1 -0.2 .493 .497 0.1 0.4 3
MIL (3 yrs) 238 878 -32 2 0 -5 13 -21 -2.7 31 10 0.6 .489 .493 1.3 1.0 14 $19,000
SEA (1 yr) 38 96 -8 -0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .479 .495 -0.4 0.1 -3

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
1974 24 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1974 24 LAD NL WS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 29 CIN NL NLCS PIT L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 4 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1971 MIL AL 21 SS 78 72 61 626.1 325 120 193 12 31 .963 1 2 4.50 4.01 .965 4.90 4.88
1972 MIL AL 22 SS 153 151 146 1320.2 738 256 452 30 90 .959 -4 -4 4.82 4.63 .967 4.99 4.97
1973 MIL AL 23 SS 2 2 2 19.1 12 4 6 2 0 .833 -1 -87 4.66 5.00 .963 5.07 5.05
1974 LAD NL 24 SS 19 8 1 82.1 40 12 26 2 4 .950 -4 -63 4.15 2.00 .961 4.96 4.97
1974 LAD NL 24 2B 16 10 5 88.0 62 25 31 6 2 .903 -0 -7 5.73 3.50 .973 5.47 5.47
1974 LAD NL 24 3B 3 0 0 8.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 30 4.50 1.33 .948 3.04 3.03
1975 LAD NL 25 SS 81 53 28 486.1 223 77 137 9 17 .960 1 3 3.96 2.64 .963 4.99 4.99
1975 LAD NL 25 2B 1 0 0 6.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -80 7.50 5.00 .976 5.55 5.50
1975 LAD NL 25 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1976 LAD NL 26 SS 12 8 5 81.0 53 23 27 3 8 .943 0 7 5.56 4.17 .964 5.04 5.04
1976 LAD NL 26 3B 8 0 0 15.0 7 2 3 2 1 .714 -1 -88 3.00 0.63 .951 2.94 2.92
1976 LAD NL 26 2B 7 4 4 50.0 37 16 20 1 4 .973 1 14 6.48 5.14 .975 5.47 5.47
1977 CIN NL 27 2B 19 5 3 69.0 42 19 22 1 4 .976 -2 -26 5.35 2.16 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 CIN NL 27 SS 12 5 3 68.0 46 18 24 4 3 .913 1 16 5.56 3.50 .963 5.02 5.03
1978 CIN NL 28 SS 26 10 7 118.0 68 24 42 2 8 .971 2 18 5.03 2.54 .966 4.88 4.84
1978 CIN NL 28 2B 10 0 0 18.0 8 3 4 1 1 .875 -0 -7 3.50 0.70 .978 5.30 5.25
1978 CIN NL 28 3B 3 0 0 7.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -103 3.86 1.00 .953 2.96 2.97
1979 CIN NL 29 3B 18 9 7 106.0 30 2 26 2 2 .933 -0 -5 2.38 1.56 .951 2.89 2.88
1979 CIN NL 29 SS 16 8 7 93.0 57 27 28 2 5 .965 0 1 5.32 3.44 .965 5.00 4.98
1979 CIN NL 29 2B 3 0 0 8.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -135 2.25 0.67 .980 5.40 5.40
1980 CIN NL 30 3B 3 1 1 20.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 -0 -18 1.35 1.00 .948 2.88 2.87
1980 CIN NL 30 SS 3 2 2 18.0 14 3 11 0 1 1.000 1 60 7.00 4.67 .966 5.00 5.03
1980 CIN NL 30 2B 1 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.40 1.00 .980 5.40 5.50
1981 SEA AL 31 SS 38 29 21 254.2 146 44 99 3 26 .979 -1 -3 5.05 3.76 .967 4.99 4.98
11 Seasons SS 440 348 283 3167.2 1722 608 1045 69 193 .960 -4 -1 4.70 3.76 .966 4.97 4.96
7 Seasons 2B 57 19 12 240.2 158 71 77 10 12 .937 -3 -14 5.53 2.60 .975 5.39 5.35
6 Seasons 3B 36 10 8 158.0 48 7 36 5 3 .896 -2 -15 2.45 1.19 .951 2.91 2.91
11 Seasons TOT 533 377 303 3566.1 1928 686 1158 84 208 .956 -9 -3 4.65 3.46 .966 4.91 4.86
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

Games Played s c a p y
1972 AL  153 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1972 AL  24 (7th)

SB % s c a p y
1972 AL  75.00 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1972 AL  461 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1972 AL  30 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  153 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  256 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  30 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  90 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (341st), 1.1 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 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
1973 23 Milwaukee Brewers $19,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
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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