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Don Baylor

Don Edward Baylor (Groove or The Sneak Thief)

Positions: Designated Hitter, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 28, 1949 in Austin, TX
High School: S. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1970 (Age 21.082)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Orioles/Yankees/RedSox/Athletics/... 1970-1988
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1988 (Age 39.095)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #285. Andres Galarraga… #286. Jim Fregosi… #287. Roy White… #288. DON BAYLOR… #289. Sam Thompson… #290. Ted Kluszewski… #291. Dixie Walker… 

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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 21 BAL AL 8 20 17 4 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 3 .235 .300 .235 .535 49 4 0 0 0 1 0 /98
1971 22 BAL AL 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .000 .600 .000 .600 84 0 0 1 0 0 0 /9
1972 23 BAL AL 102 363 320 33 81 13 3 11 38 24 2 29 50 .253 .330 .416 .745 118 133 9 9 2 3 0 978/3
1973 24 BAL AL 118 459 405 64 116 20 4 11 51 32 9 35 48 .286 .357 .437 .794 124 177 11 13 0 6 3 *7/39D
1974 25 BAL AL 137 549 489 66 133 22 1 10 59 29 12 43 56 .272 .341 .382 .723 111 187 10 10 3 4 6 *79/3D8
1975 26 BAL AL 145 598 524 79 148 21 6 25 76 32 17 53 64 .282 .360 .489 .849 145 256 12 13 4 4 8 *7/D983 MVP-20
1976 27 OAK AL 157 685 595 85 147 25 1 15 68 52 12 58 72 .247 .329 .368 .697 109 219 11 20 1 11 4 397D/8
1977 28 CAL AL 154 645 561 87 141 27 0 25 75 26 12 62 76 .251 .334 .433 .768 112 243 16 12 2 8 7 D7938
1978 29 CAL AL 158 677 591 103 151 26 0 34 99 22 9 56 71 .255 .332 .472 .804 128 279 15 18 0 12 9 D73 MVP-7
1979 ★ 30 CAL AL 162 722 628 120 186 33 3 36 139 22 12 71 51 .296 .371 .530 .901 145 333 10 11 0 12 6 7D9/3 AS,MVP-1
1980 31 CAL AL 90 380 340 39 85 12 2 5 51 6 6 24 32 .250 .316 .341 .657 83 116 9 11 0 5 4 7D9
1981 32 CAL AL 103 432 377 52 90 18 1 17 66 3 3 42 51 .239 .322 .427 .749 116 161 13 7 0 6 1 *D/37
1982 33 CAL AL 157 680 608 80 160 24 1 24 93 10 4 57 69 .263 .329 .424 .754 106 258 18 7 0 8 7 *D MVP-23
1983 34 NYY AL 144 597 534 82 162 33 3 21 85 17 7 40 53 .303 .361 .494 .856 138 264 10 13 2 8 11 *D/973 SS
1984 35 NYY AL 134 558 493 84 129 29 1 27 89 1 1 38 68 .262 .341 .489 .830 131 241 10 23 1 3 6 *D/97
1985 36 NYY AL 142 564 477 70 110 24 1 23 91 0 4 52 90 .231 .330 .430 .760 109 205 10 24 1 10 6 *D SS
1986 37 BOS AL 160 687 585 93 139 23 1 31 94 3 5 62 111 .238 .344 .439 .783 112 257 12 35 0 5 8 *D3/7 MVP-13,SS
1987 38 TOT AL 128 467 388 67 95 9 0 16 63 5 3 45 59 .245 .360 .392 .751 98 152 13 28 0 6 3 *D
1987 38 BOS AL 108 409 339 64 81 8 0 16 57 5 2 40 47 .239 .355 .404 .759 100 137 10 24 0 6 3 D
1987 38 MIN AL 20 58 49 3 14 1 0 0 6 0 1 5 12 .286 .397 .306 .703 89 15 3 4 0 0 0 D
1988 39 OAK AL 92 313 264 28 58 7 0 7 34 0 1 34 44 .220 .332 .326 .658 88 86 7 12 0 3 2 D
19 Yrs 2292 9401 8198 1236 2135 366 28 338 1276 285 120 805 1069 .260 .342 .436 .777 118 3571 196 267 16 115 91
162 Game Avg. 162 664 579 87 151 26 2 24 90 20 8 57 76 .260 .342 .436 .777 118 252 14 19 1 8 6
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
CAL (6 yrs) 824 3536 3105 481 813 140 7 141 523 89 46 312 350 .262 .337 .448 .785 118 1390 81 66 2 51 34
BAL (6 yrs) 511 1994 1757 246 482 76 14 57 229 118 41 164 222 .274 .349 .431 .779 125 757 42 46 9 18 17
NYY (3 yrs) 420 1719 1504 236 401 86 5 71 265 18 12 130 211 .267 .345 .472 .817 126 710 30 60 4 21 23
BOS (2 yrs) 268 1096 924 157 220 31 1 47 151 8 7 102 158 .238 .348 .426 .774 107 394 22 59 0 11 11
OAK (2 yrs) 249 998 859 113 205 32 1 22 102 52 13 92 116 .239 .330 .355 .685 102 305 18 32 1 14 6
MIN (1 yr) 20 58 49 3 14 1 0 0 6 0 1 5 12 .286 .397 .306 .703 89 15 3 4 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
1970 21 BAL AL 8 20 -1 -1 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /98
1971 22 BAL AL 1 5 0 0 0 1 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.2 .639 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /9
1972 23 BAL AL 102 363 8 3 -0 1 -5 7 0.8 13 20 2.3 .509 .506 2.2 -0.5 19 978/3
1973 24 BAL AL 118 459 13 2 -1 5 -5 14 1.7 16 31 3.3 .513 .510 2.7 0.1 26 *7/39D
1974 25 BAL AL 137 549 10 5 0 -11 -7 -2 -0.2 20 17 1.8 .498 .498 3.0 -1.9 28 *79/3D8
1975 26 BAL AL 145 598 24 0 -1 -8 -7 8 0.9 21 29 3.0 .506 .505 3.9 -1.6 37 *7/D983 MVP-20
1976 27 OAK AL 157 685 9 4 -1 0 -9 4 0.6 24 28 2.9 .503 .503 2.9 -1.0 28 $35,200 397D/8
1977 28 CAL AL 154 645 7 -1 -1 -14 -10 -19 -1.8 23 4 0.4 .487 .488 1.9 -2.4 18 $246,667 D7938
1978 29 CAL AL 158 677 19 -3 -2 -9 -12 -8 -0.7 24 16 1.6 .495 .495 2.6 -2.3 25 $256,667 D73 MVP-7
1979 ★ 30 CAL AL 162 722 36 1 1 -15 -10 13 1.4 25 38 3.7 .508 .508 5.2 -2.5 52 $256,667 7D9/3 AS,MVP-1
1980 31 CAL AL 90 380 -10 -2 -2 -8 -6 -26 -2.7 13 -13 -1.5 .469 .483 -0.7 -1.3 -6 $256,667 7D9
1981 32 CAL AL 103 432 8 2 -2 1 -9 0 -0.0 15 15 1.4 .500 .500 1.3 -0.9 13 $256,667 *D/37
1982 33 CAL AL 157 680 1 0 -1 0 -16 -15 -1.6 23 8 0.6 .490 .490 0.7 -1.6 8 $316,667 *D MVP-23
1983 34 NYY AL 144 597 25 3 -0 -1 -13 13 1.5 20 34 3.5 .510 .509 3.5 -1.4 35 $680,000 *D/973 SS
1984 35 NYY AL 134 558 23 1 -1 -0 -12 11 1.2 19 30 3.0 .508 .507 3.0 -1.3 30 $787,500 *D/97
1985 36 NYY AL 142 564 3 -1 -2 0 -13 -12 -1.1 19 7 0.6 .491 .492 0.6 -1.3 7 $810,000 *D SS
1986 37 BOS AL 160 687 10 -0 1 -1 -15 -6 -0.5 23 17 1.7 .496 .496 1.7 -1.6 18 $660,696 *D3/7 MVP-13,SS
1987 38 BOS AL 108 409 0 1 -1 0 -9 -9 -0.9 14 4 0.4 .491 .494 0.4 -0.9 5 D
1987 38 MIN AL 20 58 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -3 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 D
1988 39 OAK AL 92 313 -2 -2 -1 0 -7 -12 -1.2 11 -2 -0.3 .486 .492 -0.3 -0.8 -2 $495,000 D
19 Seasons 2292 9401 183 13 -14 -57 -167 -42 -2.8 326 284 28.3 .498 .499 34.6 -23.1 341 $5,058,398
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CAL (6 yrs) 824 3536 62 -3 -7 -45 -63 -55 -5.4 122 67 6.2 .493 .495 10.9 -11.1 111 $1,590,002
BAL (6 yrs) 511 1994 54 11 -2 -11 -24 27 3.3 71 98 10.4 .506 .504 11.7 -3.7 110
NYY (3 yrs) 420 1719 51 3 -2 -1 -38 12 1.6 59 71 7.1 .503 .503 7.2 -4.0 72 $2,277,500
BOS (2 yrs) 268 1096 10 0 -1 -1 -24 -16 -1.4 37 21 2.1 .494 .495 2.2 -2.5 22 $660,696
OAK (2 yrs) 249 998 7 2 -2 0 -17 -8 -0.7 34 27 2.7 .497 .499 2.6 -1.7 26 $530,200
MIN (1 yr) 20 58 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -3 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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 24 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 4 14 11 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 .273 .429 .273 .701 3 1 0 0 0 0
1974 25 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 4 15 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .267 .267 .267 .533 4 0 0 0 0 0
1979 30 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 17 16 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .188 .235 .375 .610 6 0 0 0 0 1
1982 33 CAL AL ALCS MIL L 5 20 17 2 5 1 1 1 10 0 0 2 0 .294 .350 .647 .997 11 1 0 0 1 0
1986 37 BOS AL ALCS CAL W 7 32 26 6 9 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 5 .346 .469 .577 1.046 15 1 2 0 0 0
1986 37 BOS AL WS NYM L 4 13 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .308 .273 .580 3 0 1 0 0 0
1987 38 MIN AL ALCS DET W 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 2 0 1 0 0 0
1987 ❍ 38 MIN AL WS STL W 5 15 13 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 .385 .467 .615 1.082 8 1 1 0 0 1
1988 39 OAK AL ALCS BOS W 2 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 1 0
1988 39 OAK AL WS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs (10 Series) 38 141 121 17 33 5 1 4 21 0 1 13 21 .273 .362 .430 .791 52 4 5 0 2 2
7 ALCS 28 112 96 13 26 4 1 3 17 0 1 11 16 .271 .357 .427 .784 41 3 3 0 2 1
3 WS 10 29 25 4 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 5 .280 .379 .440 .819 11 1 2 0 0 1

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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 BAL AL 21 OF 6 3 3 48.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 20 2.81 2.50 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 BAL AL 21 RF 4 1 1 22.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 33 2.86 1.75 .974 1.96 1.98
1970 BAL AL 21 CF 3 2 2 26.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 3.12 3.00 .984 2.63 2.60
1971 BAL AL 22 OF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 4.00 .982 2.20 2.20
1971 BAL AL 22 RF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 4.00 .980 2.00 2.00
1972 BAL AL 23 OF 84 72 55 669.1 158 152 2 4 0 .975 2 4 2.07 1.83 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 BAL AL 23 RF 45 32 26 304.0 67 65 0 2 0 .970 2 6 1.92 1.44 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 BAL AL 23 LF 39 29 26 272.1 63 60 2 1 0 .984 2 7 2.05 1.59 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 BAL AL 23 CF 13 11 3 93.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -1 -17 2.52 2.00 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 BAL AL 23 1B 9 8 3 64.0 57 54 2 1 5 .982 -1 -19 7.88 6.22 .991 9.75 9.71
1973 BAL AL 24 OF 110 96 90 894.1 213 204 5 4 0 .981 6 8 2.10 1.90 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 BAL AL 24 LF 109 96 90 890.1 211 202 5 4 0 .981 6 8 2.09 1.90 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 BAL AL 24 1B 6 5 3 38.0 31 24 5 2 2 .935 -1 -25 6.87 4.83 .992 9.85 9.80
1973 BAL AL 24 RF 2 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 90 4.50 1.00 .975 2.02 2.05
1973 BAL AL 24 DH 1 1
1974 BAL AL 25 OF 129 120 102 1095.2 224 218 1 5 0 .978 -10 -11 1.80 1.70 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 BAL AL 25 LF 114 97 90 921.2 190 184 1 5 0 .974 -5 -7 1.81 1.62 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 BAL AL 25 RF 26 23 12 171.0 32 32 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -30 1.68 1.23 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 BAL AL 25 1B 8 7 1 50.0 43 42 1 0 2 1.000 -1 -14 7.74 5.38 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 BAL AL 25 DH 2 0
1974 BAL AL 25 CF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 3.00 2.90
1975 BAL AL 26 OF 135 133 126 1190.0 281 268 8 5 0 .982 -8 -8 2.09 2.04 .979 2.37 2.36 MVP-20
1975 BAL AL 26 LF 127 124 119 1114.2 263 252 8 3 0 .989 -4 -5 2.10 2.05 .977 2.18 2.17 MVP-20
1975 BAL AL 26 DH 7 4 MVP-20
1975 BAL AL 26 RF 6 5 4 42.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -2 -62 0.85 0.67 .976 2.10 2.10 MVP-20
1975 BAL AL 26 CF 4 4 3 33.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -2 -58 3.27 3.00 .983 2.84 2.82 MVP-20
1975 BAL AL 26 1B 2 2 1 14.0 18 18 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -17 11.57 9.00 .990 9.84 9.80 MVP-20
1976 OAK AL 27 OF 76 72 62 640.0 156 152 1 3 0 .981 -2 -4 2.15 2.01 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 OAK AL 27 1B 69 62 55 559.1 682 629 44 9 40 .987 3 6 10.83 9.75 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 OAK AL 27 RF 50 45 38 397.0 104 103 0 1 0 .990 0 2 2.34 2.06 .980 2.21 2.22
1976 OAK AL 27 LF 27 26 24 236.0 51 48 1 2 0 .961 -2 -12 1.87 1.81 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 OAK AL 27 DH 23 21
1976 OAK AL 27 CF 2 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -51 1.29 0.50 .980 2.96 3.00
1977 CAL AL 28 OF 77 77 52 642.1 147 139 3 5 0 .966 -14 -25 1.99 1.84 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 CAL AL 28 DH 61 61
1977 CAL AL 28 LF 48 47 33 397.0 91 85 2 4 0 .956 -6 -19 1.97 1.81 .976 2.11 2.09
1977 CAL AL 28 RF 19 19 12 153.1 38 36 1 1 0 .974 -4 -32 2.17 1.95 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 CAL AL 28 1B 18 16 13 142.1 156 141 13 2 14 .987 -1 -6 9.74 8.56 .990 10.02 9.95
1977 CAL AL 28 CF 11 11 7 92.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -42 1.57 1.45 .983 2.83 2.81
1978 CAL AL 29 DH 102 102 MVP-7
1978 CAL AL 29 LF 39 39 29 327.0 79 77 0 2 0 .975 -7 -27 2.12 1.97 .974 2.21 2.19 MVP-7
1978 CAL AL 29 OF 39 39 29 327.0 78 76 0 2 0 .974 -7 -27 2.09 1.95 .979 2.47 2.45 MVP-7
1978 CAL AL 29 1B 17 17 11 141.0 131 118 9 4 6 .969 -2 -15 8.11 7.47 .992 10.05 9.95 MVP-7
1979 CAL AL 30 OF 97 97 83 829.2 206 198 3 5 0 .976 -14 -21 2.18 2.07 .981 2.46 2.43 AS,MVP-1
1979 CAL AL 30 LF 78 78 68 667.2 167 161 3 3 0 .982 -11 -20 2.21 2.10 .980 2.22 2.20 AS,MVP-1
1979 CAL AL 30 DH 65 65 AS,MVP-1
1979 CAL AL 30 RF 20 19 15 162.0 43 40 1 2 0 .953 -3 -25 2.28 2.05 .980 2.25 2.22 AS,MVP-1
1979 CAL AL 30 1B 1 0 0 4.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -90 11.25 5.00 .992 10.12 10.00 AS,MVP-1
1980 CAL AL 31 OF 54 54 41 465.2 127 119 4 4 0 .969 -8 -19 2.38 2.28 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 CAL AL 31 LF 37 36 29 311.1 89 84 3 2 0 .978 -6 -24 2.51 2.35 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 CAL AL 31 DH 36 36
1980 CAL AL 31 RF 19 18 12 154.1 37 34 1 2 0 .946 -1 -9 2.04 1.84 .975 2.13 2.12
1981 CAL AL 32 DH 97 97
1981 CAL AL 32 1B 4 4 3 33.0 35 32 3 0 2 1.000 0 11 9.55 8.75 .993 10.06 10.02
1981 CAL AL 32 LF 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 133 6.00 6.00 .978 2.40 2.40
1981 CAL AL 32 OF 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 133 6.00 6.00 .983 2.50 2.50
1982 CAL AL 33 DH 155 155 MVP-23
1983 NYY AL 34 DH 136 128 SS
1983 NYY AL 34 OF 5 4 2 42.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 2.14 2.00 .981 2.51 2.48 SS
1983 NYY AL 34 RF 4 3 1 32.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -52 2.53 2.25 .978 2.25 2.22 SS
1983 NYY AL 34 LF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 1.00 .975 2.34 2.30 SS
1983 NYY AL 34 1B 1 1 1 8.0 16 13 2 1 0 .938 1 90 16.88 15.00 .992 9.90 9.80 SS
1984 NYY AL 35 DH 128 118
1984 NYY AL 35 OF 5 4 3 36.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -0 -3 2.00 1.60 .983 2.50 2.50
1984 NYY AL 35 RF 5 3 3 28.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.57 1.60 .979 2.22 2.20
1984 NYY AL 35 LF 1 1 0 8.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1985 NYY AL 36 DH 140 126 SS
1986 BOS AL 37 DH 143 143 MVP-13,SS
1986 BOS AL 37 1B 13 13 5 101.0 70 65 4 1 7 .986 -0 -5 6.15 5.31 .991 9.42 9.33 MVP-13,SS
1986 BOS AL 37 LF 3 3 3 24.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 2.25 2.00 .977 2.25 2.23 MVP-13,SS
1986 BOS AL 37 OF 3 3 3 24.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 2.25 2.00 .980 2.40 2.37 MVP-13,SS
1987 TOT AL 38 DH 111 104
1987 BOS AL 38 DH 97 90
1987 MIN AL 38 DH 14 14
1988 OAK AL 39 DH 80 73
15 Seasons OF 822 776 653 6922.0 1640 1575 27 38 0 .977 -55 -9 2.08 1.95 .980 2.38 2.37
13 Seasons LF 625 578 513 5189.0 1219 1167 25 27 0 .978 -36 -8 2.07 1.91 .977 2.14 2.12
12 Seasons RF 201 169 125 1479.0 356 344 3 9 0 .975 -13 -10 2.11 1.73 .978 2.16 2.15
11 Seasons 1B 148 135 96 1154.2 1244 1141 83 20 80 .984 -2 -2 9.54 8.27 .992 9.85 9.83
6 Seasons CF 34 29 15 254.0 66 64 0 2 0 .970 -7 -31 2.27 1.88 .985 2.75 2.74
19 Seasons TOT 970 911 749 8076.2 2884 2716 110 58 80 .980 -57 -8 3.15 2.91 .985 3.45 3.50
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

Hall of Fame
1994 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1995 BBWAA ( 2.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (20, 2%)
1978 AL (7, 13%)
1979 AL (1, 89%)
1982 AL (23, 2%)
1986 AL (13, 8%)
1 MVP
1.14 Career Shares (215th)

Silver Sluggers
1983 AL (DH)
1985 AL (DH)
1986 AL (DH)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 May AL Player of the Month
1979 July AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Aug 10th AL Player of the Week
1976 May 23rd AL Player of the Week
1979 Jul 8th AL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
1975 AL  .489 (10th)
1979 AL  .530 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1975 AL  .849 (10th)
1979 AL  .901 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1978 AL  158 (7th)
1979 AL  162 (1st)
1986 AL  160 (8th)
Career  2,292 (112th)

At Bats s c a p y
1979 AL  628 (5th)
1982 AL  608 (9th)
Career  8,198 (123rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1976 AL  685 (9th)
1978 AL  677 (9th)
1979 AL  722 (2nd)
Career  9,401 (121st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1978 AL  103 (3rd)
1979 AL  120 (1st)
Career  1,236 (155th)

Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  186 (6th)
Career  2,135 (208th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1978 AL  279 (3rd)
1979 AL  333 (4th)
Career  3,571 (153rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1979 AL  33 (10th)
Career  366 (236th)

Triples s c a p y
1975 AL  6 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1975 AL  25 (8th)
1978 AL  34 (2nd)
1979 AL  36 (4th)
1981 AL  17 (7th)
1986 AL  31 (6th)
Career  338 (98th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1978 AL  99 (5th)
1979 AL  139 (1st)
1981 AL  66 (6th)
Career  1,276 (123rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  805 (244th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,069 (224th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1972 AL  24 (7th)
1973 AL  32 (7th)
1974 AL  29 (7th)
1975 AL  32 (6th)
1976 AL  52 (4th)
1977 AL  26 (10th)
Career  285 (176th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1975 AL  145 (7th)
1979 AL  145 (8th)
1983 AL  138 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1979 AL  126 (5th)
Career  1,247 (172nd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1975 AL  30 (9th)
1979 AL  41 (5th)
Career  217 (237th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1975 AL  3.1 (9th)
1979 AL  3.9 (5th)
Career  21.6 (241st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  52 (10th)
1978 AL  60 (6th)
1979 AL  72 (5th)
Career  732 (156th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1979 AL  268 (3rd)
Career  3,207 (150th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1979 AL  .677 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 AL  9 (3rd)
1973 AL  13 (1st)
1974 AL  10 (4th)
1975 AL  13 (1st)
1976 AL  20 (1st)
1977 AL  12 (2nd)
1978 AL  18 (1st)
1979 AL  11 (3rd)
1980 AL  11 (3rd)
1981 AL  7 (4th)
1982 AL  7 (8th)
1983 AL  13 (2nd)
1984 AL  23 (1st)
1985 AL  24 (1st)
1986 AL  35 (1st)
1987 AL  28 (1st)
1988 AL  12 (3rd)
Career  267 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (10th)
1976 AL  11 (2nd)
1978 AL  12 (1st)
1979 AL  12 (3rd)
1981 AL  6 (9th)
1982 AL  8 (7th)
1983 AL  8 (7th)
1985 AL  10 (4th)
Career  115 (11th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  9 (5th)
1983 AL  11 (7th)
Career  91 (145th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1981 AL  13 (9th)
Career  196 (105th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1975 AL  17 (5th)
1979 AL  12 (7th)
Career  120 (58th)

SB % s c a p y
1972 AL  92.31 (1st)
1973 AL  78.05 (4th)
1976 AL  81.25 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1972 AL  15.1 (8th)
1973 AL  16.4 (5th)
1974 AL  14.9 (7th)
1975 AL  28.1 (2nd)
1976 AL  23.3 (2nd)
1977 AL  25.5 (4th)
1978 AL  26.7 (2nd)
1979 AL  27.3 (2nd)
1983 AL  18.8 (7th)
Career  309.2 (20th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1975 AL  21.0 (8th)
1978 AL  17.4 (6th)
1979 AL  17.4 (8th)
1981 AL  22.2 (10th)
1984 AL  18.3 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1976 AL  483 (5th)
1978 AL  476 (8th)
1979 AL  476 (9th)
1982 AL  478 (3rd)
Career  6,510 (91st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1979 AL  38.44 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.2 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1979 AL  3.8 (9th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  114 (5th)
1975 AL  127 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  202 (5th)
1975 AL  252 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  8 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1973 AL  2.09 (4th)
1975 AL  2.10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  1.90 (5th)
1975 AL  2.05 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  .981 (4th)
1974 AL  .974 (4th)
1975 AL  .989 (1st)
Career  .978 (97th)

Youngest s c a p y
1970 AL  born 1949-06-28 (10th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (291), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 67 (380), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (451), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 30 (315), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (76th), 28.3 career WAR/21.6 7yr-peak WAR/24.9 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1975 26 Oakland Athletics $44,000 ? 1/8/77 TSN
1976 27 Oakland Athletics $35,200 ? 1/8/77 TSN
1977 28 California Angels $246,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1978 29 California Angels $256,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1979 30 California Angels $256,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1980 31 California Angels $256,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1981 32 California Angels $256,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1982 33 California Angels $316,667 ? 12/25/76 TSN 6 years/$1,600,000, incl. $580,000 bonus pro-rated
1983 34 New York Yankees $680,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN (duration); 1/15/95 NYT ($) 4/$3.15MM, $350K bonus, adj for $1.4MM def w/o int
1984 35 New York Yankees $787,500 ? 2/7/83 TSN; 1/4/85 TSN says $825,000 4/$3.15MM, $350K bonus, adj for $1.4MM def w/o int
1985 36 New York Yankees $810,000 ? USA Today & 3/3/86 TSN 2/7/83 TSN:787.5K 4/$3.15MM, $350K bonus, adj for $1.4MM def w/o int
1986 37 Boston Red Sox $660,696 ? 1986 USA Today survey 4/$3.15MM, $350K bonus, adj for $1.4MM def w/o int
1987 38 Oakland Athletics $731,123 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 39 Oakland Athletics $495,000* ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,833,521
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $532,050 - 12/13/88 NYT -
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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