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Rich Becker

Richard Godhard Becker

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 1, 1972 in Aurora, IL
High School: West HS (Aurora, IL)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed June 6, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1993 (Age 21.221)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Tigers/Brewers/Orioles/Athletics/... 1993-2000

Final Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 28.243)
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Standard Batting

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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
1993 21 MIN AL 3 12 7 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 4 .286 .583 .571 1.155 213 4 0 0 0 0 0 /8
1994 22 MIN AL 28 112 98 12 26 3 0 1 8 6 1 13 25 .265 .351 .327 .678 77 32 2 0 1 0 0 8/9D7
1995 23 MIN AL 106 438 392 45 93 15 1 2 33 8 9 34 95 .237 .303 .296 .599 57 116 9 4 6 2 0 *8/97
1996 24 MIN AL 148 606 525 92 153 31 4 12 71 19 5 68 118 .291 .372 .434 .807 103 228 14 2 5 4 1 *879
1997 25 MIN AL 132 510 443 61 117 22 3 10 45 17 5 62 130 .264 .354 .395 .749 96 175 4 1 2 2 1 *89/7
1998 26 TOT MLB 128 262 213 37 42 5 2 6 21 5 1 43 76 .197 .337 .324 .661 76 69 7 2 2 0 2 987/D
1998 26 NYM NL 49 123 100 15 19 4 2 3 10 3 1 21 42 .190 .331 .360 .691 83 36 1 0 0 0 2 789
1998 26 BAL AL 79 139 113 22 23 1 0 3 11 2 0 22 34 .204 .343 .292 .635 70 33 6 2 2 0 0 98/7D
1999 27 TOT MLB 129 327 264 36 68 8 2 6 26 8 2 58 81 .258 .395 .371 .766 100 98 7 2 3 0 0 879/D
1999 27 MIL NL 89 174 139 15 35 5 2 5 16 5 0 33 38 .252 .395 .424 .820 110 59 4 0 2 0 0 897/D
1999 27 OAK AL 40 153 125 21 33 3 0 1 10 3 2 25 43 .264 .395 .312 .707 89 39 3 2 1 0 0 87/9D
2000 28 TOT AL 115 357 285 59 69 14 0 8 39 2 2 67 87 .242 .384 .375 .759 99 107 1 1 0 4 0 987/D
2000 28 OAK AL 23 59 47 11 11 2 0 1 5 1 0 11 17 .234 .390 .340 .730 91 16 1 1 0 0 0 8/7D9
2000 28 DET AL 92 298 238 48 58 12 0 7 34 1 2 56 70 .244 .383 .382 .765 101 91 0 0 0 4 0 987/D
8 Yrs 789 2624 2227 345 570 100 12 45 243 66 26 350 616 .256 .358 .372 .731 90 829 44 12 19 12 4
162 Game Avg. 162 539 457 71 117 21 2 9 50 14 5 72 126 .256 .358 .372 .731 90 170 9 2 4 2 1
MIN (5 yrs) 417 1678 1465 213 391 73 8 25 157 51 21 182 372 .267 .349 .379 .728 88 555 29 7 14 8 2
OAK (2 yrs) 63 212 172 32 44 5 0 2 15 4 2 36 60 .256 .393 .320 .713 90 55 4 3 1 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 49 123 100 15 19 4 2 3 10 3 1 21 42 .190 .331 .360 .691 83 36 1 0 0 0 2
DET (1 yr) 92 298 238 48 58 12 0 7 34 1 2 56 70 .244 .383 .382 .765 101 91 0 0 0 4 0
BAL (1 yr) 79 139 113 22 23 1 0 3 11 2 0 22 34 .204 .343 .292 .635 70 33 6 2 2 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 89 174 139 15 35 5 2 5 16 5 0 33 38 .252 .395 .424 .820 110 59 4 0 2 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 651 2327 1988 315 516 91 8 37 217 58 25 296 536 .260 .357 .369 .726 89 734 39 12 17 12 2
NL (2 yrs) 138 297 239 30 54 9 4 8 26 8 1 54 80 .226 .369 .397 .766 99 95 5 0 2 0 2

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
1993 21 MIN AL 3 12 2 -0 0 -2 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 $109,000 /8
1994 22 MIN AL 28 112 -1 -1 0 -0 0 -2 -0.1 4 3 0.2 .495 .499 0.3 0.0 3 $109,000 8/9D7
1995 23 MIN AL 106 438 -23 -4 2 -0 2 -24 -2.2 16 -8 -0.7 .478 .486 -0.7 0.2 -7 $120,000 *8/97
1996 24 MIN AL 148 606 5 5 0 10 2 22 2.3 23 44 4.3 .513 .512 3.3 1.2 35 $152,500 *879
1997 25 MIN AL 132 510 -3 3 3 3 1 8 0.9 19 27 2.7 .506 .505 2.3 0.5 24 $260,000 *89/7
1998 26 NYM NL 49 123 -3 -1 0 3 -1 -2 -0.3 4 2 0.1 .495 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 $1,550,000 789
1998 26 BAL AL 79 139 -4 1 -1 -4 -1 -10 -0.9 5 -5 -0.5 .488 .494 -0.1 -0.5 -1 98/7D
1999 27 MIL NL 89 174 4 -0 0 0 -1 4 0.3 5 9 0.8 .504 .502 0.8 -0.1 9 $475,000 897/D
1999 27 OAK AL 40 153 3 -0 -1 -1 -1 0 0.1 6 6 0.6 .501 .500 0.7 -0.1 7 87/9D
2000 28 OAK AL 23 59 1 0 0 -1 -0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.3 -0.1 4 $500,000 8/7D9
2000 28 DET AL 92 298 3 1 1 -8 -2 -6 -0.5 11 5 0.6 .494 .497 1.3 -0.9 13 $200,000 987/D
8 Seasons 789 2624 -16 2 5 -0 -1 -11 -0.6 97 86 8.3 .499 .500 8.2 0.1 86 $3,475,500
MIN (5 yrs) 417 1678 -20 2 5 10 5 3 0.7 63 66 6.5 .500 .502 5.4 1.7 56 $750,500
OAK (2 yrs) 63 212 4 -0 -0 -2 -1 1 0.1 8 8 0.8 .501 .500 1.0 -0.2 10 $500,000
NYM (1 yr) 49 123 -3 -1 0 3 -1 -2 -0.3 4 2 0.1 .495 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 $1,550,000
DET (1 yr) 92 298 3 1 1 -8 -2 -6 -0.5 11 5 0.6 .494 .497 1.3 -0.9 13 $200,000
BAL (1 yr) 79 139 -4 1 -1 -4 -1 -10 -0.9 5 -5 -0.5 .488 .494 -0.1 -0.5 -1
MIL (1 yr) 89 174 4 -0 0 0 -1 4 0.3 5 9 0.8 .504 .502 0.8 -0.1 9 $475,000

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
1993 MIN AL 21 CF 3 3 2 21.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -2 -137 3.00 2.33 .986 2.74 2.73
1993 MIN AL 21 OF 3 3 2 21.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -2 -137 3.00 2.33 .982 2.40 2.40
1994 MIN AL 22 OF 26 25 25 227.2 90 87 2 1 0 .989 -0 -1 3.52 3.42 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 MIN AL 22 CF 23 23 23 208.2 84 81 2 1 0 .988 -1 -8 3.58 3.61 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 MIN AL 22 RF 2 1 1 11.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.09 2.50 .980 2.21 2.20
1994 MIN AL 22 DH 1 0
1994 MIN AL 22 LF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 2.25 2.00 .980 2.14 2.10
1995 MIN AL 23 OF 105 101 96 892.0 291 275 12 4 5 .986 -0 -0 2.90 2.73 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 MIN AL 23 CF 99 97 92 848.1 276 261 11 4 4 .986 -2 -2 2.89 2.75 .987 2.73 2.70
1995 MIN AL 23 RF 5 4 4 39.2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.04 1.80 .979 2.04 2.02
1995 MIN AL 23 LF 2 0 0 4.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 1 240 9.00 2.00 .982 2.25 2.20
1996 MIN AL 24 OF 146 133 121 1186.2 412 391 18 3 9 .993 10 10 3.10 2.80 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 MIN AL 24 CF 121 114 106 1012.1 354 336 16 2 9 .994 12 14 3.13 2.91 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 MIN AL 24 LF 15 12 10 108.1 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.74 2.20 .979 2.18 2.17
1996 MIN AL 24 RF 10 7 5 66.0 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -2 -29 3.14 2.30 .979 2.17 2.16
1997 MIN AL 25 OF 128 116 95 1041.2 329 319 5 5 0 .985 3 4 2.80 2.53 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 MIN AL 25 CF 114 105 87 924.0 295 285 5 5 0 .983 -1 -1 2.82 2.54 .988 2.71 2.68
1997 MIN AL 25 RF 14 6 5 65.2 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 4 66 2.60 1.36 .978 2.18 2.16
1997 MIN AL 25 LF 9 5 3 52.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.60 1.67 .979 2.08 2.04
1998 TOT MLB 26 OF 101 49 30 508.2 122 115 5 2 0 .984 -1 -2 2.12 1.19 .982 2.25 2.24
1998 TOT MLB 26 RF 57 25 15 261.2 65 61 3 1 0 .985 2 7 2.20 1.12 .980 2.12 2.10
1998 TOT MLB 26 CF 27 16 9 152.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -35 1.72 1.07 .987 2.62 2.59
1998 TOT MLB 26 LF 22 8 6 95.0 26 23 2 1 0 .962 2 24 2.37 1.14 .977 1.92 1.93
1998 NYM NL 26 OF 41 23 13 227.1 61 56 4 1 0 .984 3 17 2.38 1.46 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 NYM NL 26 LF 17 7 5 81.0 21 18 2 1 0 .952 1 12 2.22 1.18 .975 1.89 1.88
1998 NYM NL 26 CF 14 8 5 75.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.43 0.86 .987 2.54 2.53
1998 NYM NL 26 RF 13 8 3 71.0 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 2 41 3.17 1.92 .976 2.08 2.07
1998 BAL AL 26 OF 60 26 17 281.1 61 59 1 1 0 .984 -4 -18 1.92 1.00 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 BAL AL 26 RF 44 17 12 190.2 40 38 1 1 0 .975 -1 -6 1.84 0.89 .983 2.13 2.11
1998 BAL AL 26 CF 13 8 4 76.2 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -69 2.00 1.31 .987 2.69 2.66
1998 BAL AL 26 LF 5 1 1 14.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 94 3.21 1.00 .984 2.12 2.08
1998 BAL AL 26 DH 2 0
1999 TOT MLB 27 OF 89 56 30 537.0 138 128 7 3 2 .978 -0 -1 2.26 1.52 .983 2.28 2.25
1999 TOT MLB 27 CF 51 41 16 324.1 91 85 4 2 1 .978 -2 -9 2.47 1.75 .985 2.69 2.65
1999 TOT MLB 27 LF 33 2 1 75.2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 14 1.31 0.33 .983 2.03 2.02
1999 TOT MLB 27 RF 25 13 13 137.0 36 32 3 1 1 .972 1 10 2.30 1.40 .981 2.15 2.12
1999 TOT MLB 27 DH 3 1
1999 MIL NL 27 OF 50 24 18 260.0 67 62 3 2 1 .970 0 2 2.25 1.30 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 MIL NL 27 CF 19 12 7 108.1 38 36 1 1 0 .974 0 2 3.07 1.95 .984 2.63 2.61
1999 MIL NL 27 RF 17 11 11 112.0 26 23 2 1 1 .962 -0 -2 2.01 1.47 .981 2.16 2.14
1999 MIL NL 27 LF 16 1 0 39.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 0.68 0.19 .977 2.00 1.98
1999 MIL NL 27 DH 2 1
1999 OAK AL 27 OF 39 32 12 277.0 71 66 4 1 1 .986 -1 -3 2.27 1.79 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 OAK AL 27 CF 32 29 9 216.0 53 49 3 1 1 .981 -2 -14 2.17 1.63 .985 2.72 2.68
1999 OAK AL 27 LF 17 1 1 36.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 2.00 0.47 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 OAK AL 27 RF 8 2 2 25.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 1 62 3.60 1.25 .982 2.12 2.08
1999 OAK AL 27 DH 1 0
2000 TOT AL 28 OF 99 66 47 643.2 175 162 5 8 5 .954 -9 -17 2.34 1.69 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 TOT AL 28 RF 48 31 22 311.1 66 60 2 4 2 .939 -8 -29 1.79 1.29 .983 2.17 2.14
2000 TOT AL 28 CF 38 30 20 260.2 86 82 2 2 1 .977 -1 -5 2.90 2.21 .986 2.75 2.72
2000 TOT AL 28 LF 22 5 5 71.2 22 19 1 2 1 .909 -1 -10 2.51 0.91 .985 2.16 2.14
2000 TOT AL 28 DH 6 1
2000 OAK AL 28 OF 19 11 5 107.2 39 35 2 2 2 .949 -1 -13 3.09 1.95 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 OAK AL 28 CF 14 11 5 92.0 32 28 2 2 1 .938 -1 -13 2.93 2.14 .986 2.75 2.72
2000 OAK AL 28 LF 8 0 0 12.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -28 2.84 0.50 .985 2.13 2.14
2000 OAK AL 28 DH 2 0
2000 OAK AL 28 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
2000 DET AL 28 OF 80 55 42 536.0 136 127 3 6 3 .956 -8 -18 2.18 1.63 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 DET AL 28 RF 47 31 22 308.1 65 59 2 4 2 .938 -8 -30 1.78 1.30 .983 2.17 2.14
2000 DET AL 28 CF 24 19 15 168.2 54 54 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 2.88 2.25 .986 2.75 2.72
2000 DET AL 28 LF 14 5 5 59.0 18 15 1 2 1 .889 -0 -6 2.44 1.14 .985 2.17 2.14
2000 DET AL 28 DH 4 1
8 Seasons OF 697 549 446 5058.1 1565 1484 54 27 21 .983 -0 -0 2.74 2.21 .983 2.33 2.31
8 Seasons CF 476 429 355 3751.1 1223 1166 40 17 15 .986 -2 -1 2.89 2.53 .988 2.73 2.70
7 Seasons RF 161 87 65 892.1 224 209 8 7 3 .969 -1 -2 2.19 1.35 .981 2.15 2.12
7 Seasons LF 104 33 26 414.2 113 105 5 3 2 .973 3 9 2.39 1.06 .980 2.08 2.05
8 Seasons TOT 697 549 446 5058.1 1565 1484 54 27 21 .983 -0 -0 2.74 2.21 .983 2.33 2.31
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1997 AL  130 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  1 (4th)
2000 AL  1 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  11 (1st)
1996 AL  16 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  4 (4th)
1997 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  4 (1st)
1996 AL  9 (1st)
Career  15 (93rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  4 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1996 AL  391 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1995 AL  12 (2nd)
1996 AL  18 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2000 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1995 AL  5 (1st)
1996 AL  9 (1st)
2000 AL  5 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  12 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1995 AL  2.89 (4th)
1996 AL  3.13 (2nd)
1997 AL  2.82 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  2.75 (4th)
1996 AL  2.91 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  .994 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1996 AL  10 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1995 AL  2.90 (4th)
1996 AL  3.10 (2nd)
1997 AL  2.80 (5th)
Career  2.74 (32nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1995 AL  2.73 (3rd)
1996 AL  2.80 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1975), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (250th), 8.3 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1993 21 Minnesota Twins $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 22 Minnesota Twins $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 23 Minnesota Twins $120,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 24 Minnesota Twins $152,500 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 25 Minnesota Twins $260,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 26 New York Mets $1,550,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 27 Milwaukee Brewers $475,000* ?
2000 28 Oakland Athletics $500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
28 Detroit Tigers $200,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,475,500
Disputed Salaries
*1999 - $500,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $25,000 earned bonus
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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