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Steve Balboni

Stephen Charles Balboni (Bye Bye)

Positions: First Baseman and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: January 16, 1957 in Brockton, MA
High School: Memorial HS (Manchester, NH)
School: Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1981 (Age 24.096)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Yankees/Mariners/Rangers 1981-1993

Final Game: October 2, 1993 (Age 36.259)
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Standard Fielding

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
1981 NYY AL 24 1B 3 2 1 17.0 15 14 1 0 2 1.000 0 14 7.94 5.00 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 NYY AL 24 DH 1 0
1982 NYY AL 25 1B 26 25 22 207.0 209 194 13 2 23 .990 -4 -22 9.00 7.96 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 NYY AL 25 DH 5 3
1983 NYY AL 26 1B 23 23 5 160.0 190 178 9 3 19 .984 2 15 10.52 8.13 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 NYY AL 26 DH 4 4
1984 KCR AL 27 1B 125 123 97 1035.0 1196 1102 79 15 102 .987 4 5 10.27 9.45 .991 9.75 9.68 MVP-19
1984 KCR AL 27 DH 1 1 MVP-19
1985 KCR AL 28 1B 160 159 153 1428.0 1686 1573 101 12 138 .993 -8 -7 10.55 10.46 .991 9.76 9.67 MVP-19
1986 KCR AL 29 1B 137 136 133 1204.0 1352 1236 98 18 115 .987 -6 -6 9.97 9.74 .991 9.42 9.33
1987 KCR AL 30 1B 55 54 49 468.0 568 521 41 6 39 .989 -2 -5 10.81 10.22 .992 9.58 9.48
1987 KCR AL 30 DH 52 50
1988 TOT AL 31 DH 62 56
1988 TOT AL 31 1B 53 49 46 439.2 462 428 30 4 45 .991 1 2 9.38 8.64 .992 9.57 9.49
1988 KCR AL 31 1B 13 10 8 93.0 101 94 5 2 11 .980 -1 -14 9.58 7.62 .992 9.57 9.49
1988 KCR AL 31 DH 6 6
1988 SEA AL 31 DH 56 50
1988 SEA AL 31 1B 40 39 38 346.2 361 334 25 2 34 .994 2 7 9.32 8.98 .992 9.57 9.49
1989 NYY AL 32 DH 82 62
1989 NYY AL 32 1B 20 15 11 137.0 158 150 7 1 15 .994 -1 -6 10.31 7.85 .993 9.79 9.69
1990 NYY AL 33 DH 72 44
1990 NYY AL 33 1B 28 20 17 186.0 193 183 7 3 23 .984 -2 -16 9.19 6.79 .992 9.63 9.53
1993 TEX AL 36 DH 2 1
10 Seasons 1B 630 606 534 5281.2 6029 5579 386 64 521 .989 -16 -4 10.16 9.47 .991 9.65 9.57
9 Seasons DH 281 221
11 Seasons TOT 630 606 534 5281.2 6029 5579 386 64 521 .989 -16 -4 10.16 9.47 .991 9.65 9.57
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1981 NYY AL 24 1B 0 14 0 -0 0 0
1982 NYY AL 25 1B -4 -22 -4 -2 -2 0
1983 NYY AL 26 1B 2 15 2 3 -1 0
1984 KCR AL 27 1B 4 5 3 4 -1 1
1985 KCR AL 28 1B -8 -7 -8 -1 -7 0
1986 KCR AL 29 1B -6 -6 -6 -3 -4 0
1987 KCR AL 30 1B -2 -5 -2 -0 -2 0
1988 KCR AL 31 1B -1 -14 -1 -1 -0 0
1988 SEA AL 31 1B 2 7 2 2 -0 0
1989 NYY AL 32 1B -1 -6 -1 0 -1 0
1990 NYY AL 33 1B -2 -16 -2 1 -4 0
10 Seasons 1B -16 -4 -17 4 -21 1
11 Seasons TOT -16 -4 -17 4 -21 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1981 NYY AL 24 4 2 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1982 NYY AL 25 33 28 33 26 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
1983 NYY AL 26 32 27 32 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
1984 KCR AL 27 126 124 126 125 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1985 KCR AL 28 160 159 160 160 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1986 KCR AL 29 138 136 138 137 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1987 KCR AL 30 121 104 121 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 16 1
1988 SEA AL 31 97 89 97 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 7 0
1988 KCR AL 31 21 16 21 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0
1989 NYY AL 32 110 77 110 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 29 1
1990 NYY AL 33 116 64 116 28 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 49 0
1993 TEX AL 36 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
11 Seasons 960 827 960 630 0 0 630 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 281 119 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1981 NYY AL 24 63 68% 76% 21% 3 100% 0 14 1 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
1982 NYY AL 25 932 66% 80% 23% 43 93% 0 195 18 175 2 13 12 7 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 23 1 0 0 21 1 2 1 1 2 50%
1983 NYY AL 26 675 72% 82% 30% 35 94% 0 179 10 167 2 16 8 6 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 2 19 1 0 0 17 1 2 0 2 0
1984 KCR AL 27 4347 65% 83% 28% 204 95% 2 1106 28 1061 16 102 75 49 13 3 2 15 3 12 0 10 102 3 0 1 97 7 5 0 5 3 100%
1985 KCR AL 28 6017 62% 82% 29% 284 97% 2 1564 52 1495 17 137 102 70 13 2 5 12 0 7 5 8 139 3 3 0 126 6 10 4 6 13 100%
1986 KCR AL 29 5062 57% 81% 32% 280 91% 1 1239 51 1183 7 123 97 67 14 0 4 18 3 14 1 12 115 3 1 2 103 5 12 5 7 17 65%
1987 KCR AL 30 1990 63% 78% 34% 105 89% 2 527 25 495 7 33 40 31 3 1 2 6 0 6 0 4 40 0 2 0 35 2 5 1 4 7 29%
1988 SEA AL 31 1482 58% 79% 32% 91 98% 0 335 25 305 2 43 23 20 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 34 0 0 1 32 2 2 1 1 6 67%
1988 KCR AL 31 384 67% 84% 33% 20 95% 0 94 6 89 0 9 5 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1989 NYY AL 32 591 63% 85% 38% 30 93% 0 151 7 144 0 15 7 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 15 2 0 0 0 2 0%
1990 NYY AL 33 776 65% 80% 33% 33 85% 1 181 8 169 4 13 8 6 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 23 0 0 1 21 1 2 1 1 2 50%
10 Seasons 22319 62% 81% 30% 1128 94% 8 5585 231 5296 57 505 378 263 53 6 15 64 9 47 8 41 522 12 7 5 478 27 41 13 28 54 69%
MLB Averages 59% 81% 30% 94% 88%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1984 AL (19, 1%)
1985 AL (19, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Apr 21st AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1985 AL  1,573 (1st)
1986 AL  1,236 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  160 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  1,573 (1st)
1986 AL  1,236 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1984 AL  15 (1st)
1986 AL  18 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  138 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1984 AL  10.27 (2nd)
1985 AL  10.55 (1st)
1986 AL  9.97 (1st)
Career  10.16 (13th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  10.46 (1st)
1986 AL  9.74 (1st)

                                         

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