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Frank Baker

Frank Watts Baker

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: October 29, 1946 in Meridian, MS
School: University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 1970 (Age 23.284, 10,641st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Orioles 1970-1974

Last Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 27.338)
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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
1970 23 NYY AL 35 133 117 6 27 4 1 0 11 1 2 14 26 .231 .323 .282 .605 73 33 1 2 0 0 0 6
1971 24 NYY AL 43 98 79 9 11 2 0 0 2 3 0 16 22 .139 .281 .165 .446 33 13 2 0 2 1 3 6
1973 26 BAL AL 44 71 63 10 12 1 2 1 11 0 0 7 7 .190 .268 .317 .585 65 20 0 0 0 1 0 6/435
1974 27 BAL AL 24 32 29 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .172 .250 .207 .457 35 6 1 0 0 0 0 6/45
4 Yrs 146 334 288 28 55 8 3 1 24 4 2 40 60 .191 .292 .250 .542 57 72 4 2 2 2 3
162 Game Avg. 162 371 320 31 61 9 3 1 27 4 2 44 67 .191 .292 .250 .542 57 80 4 2 2 2 3
NYY (2 yrs) 78 231 196 15 38 6 1 0 13 4 2 30 48 .194 .306 .235 .540 57 46 3 2 2 1 3
BAL (2 yrs) 68 103 92 13 17 2 2 1 11 0 0 10 12 .185 .262 .283 .545 56 26 1 0 0 1 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
1970 23 NYY AL 35 133 -3 -0 1 4 2 4 0.4 5 8 0.9 .512 .503 0.4 0.6 4 6
1971 24 NYY AL 43 98 -6 1 0 -4 2 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .484 .496 0.0 -0.2 1 6
1973 26 BAL AL 44 71 -3 1 1 -2 2 -1 -0.1 3 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.3 0.0 3 $17,000 6/435
1974 27 BAL AL 24 32 -2 0 0 -4 1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .476 .496 -0.0 -0.3 -0 $19,000 6/45
4 Seasons 146 334 -14 2 2 -5 6 -9 -1.0 12 2 0.1 .493 .498 0.7 0.1 8 $36,000
NYY (2 yrs) 78 231 -9 1 1 0 4 -2 -0.4 8 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.5 0.4 5
BAL (2 yrs) 68 103 -5 1 1 -6 2 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 0.3 -0.3 3 $36,000

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
1973 26 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 27 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 4 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
1970 NYY AL 23 SS 35 32 30 292.0 185 62 118 5 22 .973 4 16 5.55 5.14 .967 4.93 4.91
1971 NYY AL 24 SS 38 29 21 255.0 158 53 97 8 28 .949 -4 -16 5.29 3.95 .965 4.90 4.88
1973 BAL AL 26 SS 32 17 7 150.0 84 30 51 3 16 .964 -1 -10 4.86 2.53 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 BAL AL 26 2B 7 0 0 37.0 27 11 14 2 1 .926 -0 -16 6.08 3.57 .980 5.45 5.41
1973 BAL AL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 16.20 3.00 .993 10.26 9.80
1973 BAL AL 26 3B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 3.00 3.00
1974 BAL AL 27 SS 17 6 4 65.0 38 7 25 6 4 .842 -2 -44 4.43 1.88 .965 4.98 4.96
1974 BAL AL 27 2B 3 1 1 19.1 17 9 5 3 1 .824 -2 -106 6.52 4.67 .975 5.35 5.33
1974 BAL AL 27 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .950 3.00 3.10
4 Seasons SS 122 84 62 762.0 465 152 291 22 70 .953 -3 -5 5.23 3.63 .965 4.96 4.95
2 Seasons 2B 10 1 1 56.1 44 20 19 5 2 .886 -2 -47 6.23 3.90 .978 5.42 5.39
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 0.50 .950 3.00 3.05
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 16.20 3.00 .993 10.26 9.80
4 Seasons TOT 135 85 63 826.0 513 175 311 27 72 .947 -5 -8 5.30 3.60 .967 4.99 4.99
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
1973 26 Baltimore Orioles $17,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 27 Baltimore Orioles $19,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,000
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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