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Chris Bando

Christopher Michael Bando

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 4, 1956 in Cleveland, OH
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 13, 1981 (Age 25.190, 12,077th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Tigers/Athletics 1981-1989

Last Game: October 1, 1989 (Age 33.239)
Relatives: Brother of Sal Bando
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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
1981 25 CLE AL 21 51 47 3 10 3 0 0 6 0 0 2 2 .213 .240 .277 .517 50 13 1 0 1 1 0 2/D
1982 26 CLE AL 66 212 184 13 39 6 1 3 16 0 0 24 30 .212 .299 .304 .603 67 56 6 0 1 3 1 2/5
1983 27 CLE AL 48 138 121 15 31 3 0 4 15 0 1 15 19 .256 .336 .380 .716 94 46 5 0 1 1 0 2
1984 28 CLE AL 75 260 220 38 64 11 0 12 41 1 2 33 35 .291 .377 .505 .882 140 111 8 0 3 4 5 2/35D
1985 29 CLE AL 73 199 173 11 24 4 1 0 13 0 1 22 21 .139 .234 .173 .407 15 30 6 0 2 2 0 2
1986 30 CLE AL 92 290 254 28 68 9 0 2 26 0 1 22 49 .268 .325 .327 .652 80 83 8 1 10 3 0 2
1987 31 CLE AL 89 229 211 20 46 9 0 5 16 0 0 12 28 .218 .260 .332 .592 56 70 6 0 6 0 0 2
1988 32 TOT AL 33 86 72 6 9 1 0 1 8 0 0 8 12 .125 .217 .181 .397 12 13 4 1 3 2 0 2
1988 32 CLE AL 32 86 72 6 9 1 0 1 8 0 0 8 12 .125 .217 .181 .397 12 13 4 1 3 2 0 2
1988 32 DET AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1989 33 OAK AL 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 188 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
9 Yrs 498 1467 1284 134 292 46 2 27 142 1 5 138 197 .227 .300 .329 .629 73 423 44 2 27 16 6
162 Game Avg. 162 477 418 44 95 15 1 9 46 0 2 45 64 .227 .300 .329 .629 73 138 14 1 9 5 2
CLE (8 yrs) 496 1465 1282 134 291 46 2 27 141 1 5 138 196 .227 .300 .329 .629 72 422 44 2 27 16 6
OAK (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 188 1 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1981 25 CLE AL 21 51 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 0.1 -0 2/D
1982 26 CLE AL 66 212 -9 -0 -1 2 3 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .492 .497 0.0 0.6 1 2/5
1983 27 CLE AL 48 138 2 -0 -1 1 2 4 0.5 5 9 0.9 .509 .503 0.8 0.4 8 2
1984 28 CLE AL 75 260 11 -0 -1 -0 4 14 1.5 9 23 2.3 .519 .509 2.4 0.4 23 2/35D
1985 29 CLE AL 73 199 -20 0 0 -4 4 -21 -2.1 7 -14 -1.5 .471 .487 -1.1 -0.0 -10 $225,000 2
1986 30 CLE AL 92 290 -5 0 -1 -4 5 -5 -0.5 10 5 0.4 .494 .497 0.8 0.1 9 $225,000 2
1987 31 CLE AL 89 229 -13 -0 -0 0 4 -9 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .490 .494 -0.2 0.4 -2 $305,000 2
1988 32 CLE AL 32 86 -9 -0 -1 2 2 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .478 .496 -0.6 0.4 -5 $325,000 2
1988 32 DET AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1989 33 OAK AL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .524 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
9 Seasons 498 1467 -46 -1 -4 -3 24 -30 -2.9 50 20 1.7 .494 .497 2.1 2.2 23 $1,080,000
CLE (8 yrs) 496 1465 -46 -1 -4 -3 24 -31 -3.0 50 20 1.7 .494 .497 2.1 2.2 23 $1,080,000
OAK (1 yr) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .524 .500 0.0 0.0 0
DET (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 CLE AL 25 C 15 8 8 91.0 60 53 5 2 0 .967 0 0 5.74 3.87 .987 5.51 5.49 0 1 5 4 44% 38% 0
1981 CLE AL 25 DH 2 1
1982 CLE AL 26 C 63 49 36 455.1 294 268 23 3 1 .990 2 5 5.75 4.62 .988 5.69 5.66 2 15 28 19 40% 36% 2
1982 CLE AL 26 3B 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.05
1983 CLE AL 27 C 43 34 25 302.2 190 170 19 1 2 .995 1 4 5.62 4.40 .986 5.70 5.66 7 15 17 14 45% 33% 0
1984 CLE AL 28 C 63 59 55 525.2 341 305 30 6 4 .982 0 0 5.74 5.32 .987 5.96 5.92 5 11 28 14 33% 36% 1
1984 CLE AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1984 CLE AL 28 3B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1984 CLE AL 28 DH 1 1
1985 CLE AL 29 C 67 57 41 486.2 283 251 28 4 3 .986 -4 -10 5.16 4.16 .987 6.05 5.99 3 21 53 19 26% 33% 1
1986 CLE AL 30 C 86 72 64 655.0 393 359 30 4 3 .990 -4 -7 5.35 4.52 .989 6.62 6.56 8 31 49 19 28% 34% 0
1987 CLE AL 31 C 86 65 50 565.2 389 351 34 4 8 .990 0 0 6.13 4.48 .988 6.74 6.67 9 27 48 24 33% 31% 1
1988 TOT AL 32 C 33 23 22 207.0 140 123 14 3 2 .979 2 12 5.96 4.15 .989 6.22 6.16 2 4 14 9 39% 31% 0
1988 CLE AL 32 C 32 23 22 206.0 140 123 14 3 2 .979 2 12 5.99 4.28 .989 6.22 6.16 2 4 14 9 39% 31% 0
1988 DET AL 32 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK AL 33 C 1 0 0 3.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 24.00 8.00 .989 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons C 457 367 301 3292.0 2098 1888 183 27 23 .987 -3 -1 5.66 4.53 .988 6.18 6.14 36 125 242 122 34% 34% 5
2 Seasons 3B 3 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -34 0.00 0.00 2.96 2.93
2 Seasons DH 3 2
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.70
9 Seasons TOT 461 367 301 3300.0 2100 1890 183 27 23 .987 -3 -1 5.65 4.50 .988 6.18 6.12 36 125 242 122 34% 34% 5
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (411th), 1.7 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1985 29 Cleveland Indians $225,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 30 Cleveland Indians $225,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 31 Cleveland Indians $305,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 32 Cleveland Indians $325,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,080,000
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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