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Buddy Bell

David Gus Bell

Positions: Third Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Moeller HS (Cincinnati, OH)
School: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 16th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1972 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Rangers/Reds/Astros 1972-1989
Agents: Ed Keating [*]
Final Game: June 17, 1989 (Age 37)
Relatives: Father of David Bell, Father of Mike Bell and Son of Gus Bell
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #122. Cesar Cedeno… #123. Willie Stargell… #124. Enos Slaughter… #125. BUDDY BELL… #126. Jeff Kent… #127. Fred McGriff… #128. Dave Parker… 

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
1972 20 CLE AL 132 505 466 49 119 21 1 9 36 5 6 34 29 .255 .310 .363 .672 97 169 5 3 1 1 8 *98/5
1973 21 CLE AL 156 689 631 86 169 23 7 14 59 7 15 49 47 .268 .325 .393 .718 100 248 13 6 0 3 2 *5/89 AS
1974 22 CLE AL 116 471 423 51 111 15 1 7 46 1 3 35 29 .262 .322 .352 .674 95 149 14 3 8 2 1 *5/D
1975 23 CLE AL 153 619 553 66 150 20 4 10 59 6 5 51 72 .271 .332 .376 .708 101 208 11 1 10 4 6 *5
1976 24 CLE AL 159 661 604 75 170 26 2 7 60 3 8 44 49 .281 .329 .366 .695 106 221 12 2 5 6 3 *5/3
1977 25 CLE AL 129 538 479 64 140 23 4 11 64 1 8 45 63 .292 .351 .426 .777 115 204 14 1 8 5 5 *57
1978 26 CLE AL 142 606 556 71 157 27 8 6 62 1 3 39 43 .282 .328 .392 .720 103 218 24 0 9 2 1 *5/D
1979 27 TEX AL 162 720 670 89 200 42 3 18 101 5 4 30 45 .299 .327 .451 .778 110 302 16 3 7 10 4 *56 MVP-10,GG
1980 28 TEX AL 129 534 490 76 161 24 4 17 83 3 1 40 39 .329 .379 .498 .877 143 244 16 0 4 0 11 *5/6 AS,MVP-18,GG
1981 29 TEX AL 97 415 360 44 106 16 1 10 64 3 3 42 30 .294 .364 .428 .792 134 154 6 3 0 10 10 *5/6 AS,MVP-17,GG
1982 30 TEX AL 148 614 537 62 159 27 2 13 67 5 4 70 50 .296 .376 .426 .803 127 229 13 2 0 5 8 *5/6 AS,MVP-30,GG
1983 31 TEX AL 156 678 618 75 171 35 3 14 66 3 5 50 48 .277 .332 .411 .743 107 254 24 4 0 6 5 *5 GG
1984 32 TEX AL 148 630 553 88 174 36 5 11 83 2 1 63 54 .315 .382 .458 .840 129 253 21 3 2 9 8 *5 AS,MVP-22,GG,SS
1985 33 TOT MLB 151 635 560 61 128 28 5 10 68 3 3 67 48 .229 .309 .350 .659 81 196 24 1 1 6 3 *5
1985 33 TEX AL 84 351 313 33 74 13 3 4 32 3 2 33 21 .236 .308 .335 .643 76 105 14 1 0 4 1 5
1985 33 CIN NL 67 284 247 28 54 15 2 6 36 0 1 34 27 .219 .311 .368 .679 87 91 10 0 1 2 2 5
1986 34 CIN NL 155 655 568 89 158 29 3 20 75 2 8 73 49 .278 .362 .445 .807 119 253 14 5 3 6 4 *5/4
1987 35 CIN NL 143 597 522 74 148 19 2 17 70 4 1 71 39 .284 .369 .425 .794 107 222 14 1 1 2 3 *5
1988 36 TOT NL 95 352 323 27 78 10 1 7 40 1 1 26 32 .241 .295 .344 .639 86 111 10 0 0 3 2 5/3
1988 36 CIN NL 21 63 54 3 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 3 .185 .270 .185 .455 31 10 2 0 0 2 1 5/3
1988 36 HOU NL 74 289 269 24 68 10 1 7 37 1 1 19 29 .253 .301 .375 .677 97 101 8 0 0 1 1 5/3
1989 37 TEX AL 34 90 82 4 15 4 0 0 3 0 0 7 10 .183 .247 .232 .479 35 19 4 0 1 0 0 D/53
18 Yrs 2405 10009 8995 1151 2514 425 56 201 1106 55 79 836 776 .279 .341 .406 .747 109 3654 255 38 60 80 84
162 Game Avg. 162 674 606 78 169 29 4 14 74 4 5 56 52 .279 .341 .406 .747 109 246 17 3 4 5 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
TEX (8 yrs) 958 4032 3623 471 1060 197 21 87 499 24 20 335 297 .293 .351 .431 .782 117 1560 114 16 14 44 47
CLE (7 yrs) 987 4089 3712 462 1016 155 27 64 386 24 48 297 332 .274 .328 .382 .710 103 1417 93 16 41 23 26
CIN (4 yrs) 386 1599 1391 194 370 63 7 43 184 6 10 185 118 .266 .352 .414 .766 105 576 40 6 5 12 10
HOU (1 yr) 74 289 269 24 68 10 1 7 37 1 1 19 29 .253 .301 .375 .677 97 101 8 0 0 1 1
AL (15 yrs) 1945 8121 7335 933 2076 352 48 151 885 48 68 632 629 .283 .340 .406 .746 110 2977 207 32 55 67 73
NL (4 yrs) 460 1888 1660 218 438 73 8 50 221 7 11 204 147 .264 .344 .408 .752 104 677 48 6 5 13 11

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
1972 20 CLE AL 132 505 -5 -1 2 8 -3 1 0.0 18 19 2.0 .501 .501 1.1 0.5 11 *98/5
1973 21 CLE AL 156 689 2 -4 2 12 4 15 1.9 24 39 4.2 .511 .510 2.8 1.8 27 *5/89 AS
1974 22 CLE AL 116 471 -2 0 -0 14 3 15 1.8 17 32 3.4 .515 .510 1.9 1.9 18 $24,000 *5/D
1975 23 CLE AL 153 619 2 -1 -0 1 4 6 0.8 22 28 2.9 .504 .504 2.8 0.6 27 *5
1976 24 CLE AL 159 661 2 -2 1 8 4 12 1.5 24 36 3.8 .509 .509 3.0 1.3 28 *5/3
1977 25 CLE AL 129 538 10 -4 -0 8 3 17 1.9 19 36 3.7 .513 .511 2.8 1.2 28 $75,000 *57
1978 26 CLE AL 142 606 5 2 -2 12 3 20 2.3 21 42 4.4 .516 .514 3.1 1.8 30 *5/D
1979 27 TEX AL 162 720 6 1 2 30 5 44 4.6 25 69 6.9 .528 .528 3.8 3.7 39 *56 MVP-10,GG
1980 28 TEX AL 129 534 30 2 -2 12 3 46 4.8 18 64 6.5 .536 .529 5.2 1.6 52 *5/6 AS,MVP-18,GG
1981 29 TEX AL 97 415 16 -3 0 27 2 43 4.8 14 57 6.2 .550 .530 3.1 3.3 29 *5/6 AS,MVP-17,GG
1982 30 TEX AL 148 614 18 1 -1 15 3 36 3.7 21 56 5.7 .525 .523 4.2 1.8 42 *5/6 AS,MVP-30,GG
1983 31 TEX AL 156 678 8 -1 -2 16 2 23 2.5 23 45 4.7 .515 .515 3.0 2.0 29 *5 GG
1984 32 TEX AL 148 630 19 -0 -2 19 2 38 4.0 22 59 6.1 .527 .525 4.1 2.2 40 *5 AS,MVP-22,GG,SS
1985 33 TEX AL 84 351 -11 -0 -0 7 1 -3 -0.3 12 8 0.8 .496 .498 0.1 0.9 1 5
1985 33 CIN NL 67 284 -2 -1 -1 -5 1 -8 -0.9 10 1 0.1 .486 .494 0.6 -0.5 6 $751,297 5
1986 34 CIN NL 155 655 17 -5 -0 -2 2 12 1.2 22 34 3.5 .508 .508 3.6 -0.1 36 $870,000 *5/4
1987 35 CIN NL 143 597 7 -2 -2 -6 2 -2 -0.2 20 18 1.8 .498 .498 2.3 -0.5 24 $870,000 *5
1988 36 CIN NL 21 63 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .479 .497 -0.2 0.0 -2 $790,909 5/3
1988 36 HOU NL 74 289 -1 -1 -0 -3 0 -5 -0.6 10 5 0.4 .492 .496 0.7 -0.3 8 5/3
1989 37 TEX AL 34 90 -7 1 -1 1 -2 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .473 .494 -0.6 -0.1 -6 D/53
18 Seasons 2405 10009 110 -17 -8 174 38 296 32.4 347 643 66.1 .513 .512 47.3 23.0 469 $3,381,206
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
TEX (8 yrs) 958 4032 80 0 -6 128 15 217 23.4 137 354 36.2 .524 .521 22.8 15.4 227
CLE (7 yrs) 987 4089 15 -9 1 63 17 87 10.1 145 232 24.4 .510 .508 17.4 9.1 169 $99,000
CIN (4 yrs) 386 1599 17 -8 -3 -14 5 -3 -0.4 55 52 5.1 .499 .501 6.3 -1.1 65 $3,282,206
HOU (1 yr) 74 289 -1 -1 -0 -3 0 -5 -0.6 10 5 0.4 .492 .496 0.7 -0.3 8

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
1972 CLE AL 20 OF 123 115 97 1033.2 287 274 10 3 4 .990 6 7 2.47 2.31 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CLE AL 20 RF 65 55 47 510.0 115 112 3 0 1 1.000 3 7 2.03 1.77 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 CLE AL 20 CF 63 60 50 523.2 170 160 7 3 3 .982 3 7 2.87 2.65 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 CLE AL 20 3B 6 5 5 48.2 23 10 13 0 2 1.000 2 39 4.25 3.83 .954 2.98 2.97
1973 CLE AL 21 3B 154 153 148 1367.1 529 144 363 22 44 .958 12 10 3.34 3.29 .950 3.00 2.98 AS
1973 CLE AL 21 OF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 1.00 .980 2.25 2.25 AS
1973 CLE AL 21 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.80 AS
1973 CLE AL 21 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10 AS
1974 CLE AL 22 3B 115 115 109 1011.0 401 112 274 15 31 .963 14 17 3.44 3.36 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 CLE AL 22 DH 1 0
1975 CLE AL 23 3B 153 149 138 1328.0 501 146 330 25 29 .950 1 1 3.23 3.11 .954 3.16 3.15
1976 CLE AL 24 3B 158 157 149 1391.0 454 104 330 20 23 .956 8 7 2.81 2.75 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 CLE AL 24 1B 2 1 1 9.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 6.00 3.00 .992 9.80 9.90
1977 CLE AL 25 3B 118 115 109 1017.1 379 111 253 15 23 .960 9 10 3.22 3.08 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 CLE AL 25 LF 11 11 9 97.1 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -1 -7 2.13 2.09 .976 2.11 2.09
1977 CLE AL 25 OF 11 11 9 97.1 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -1 -7 2.13 2.09 .978 2.34 2.32
1978 CLE AL 26 3B 139 139 135 1210.2 495 125 355 15 30 .970 12 12 3.57 3.45 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 CLE AL 26 DH 1 0
1979 TEX AL 27 3B 147 144 124 1232.0 491 112 364 15 22 .969 28 28 3.48 3.24 .953 3.07 3.03 MVP-10,GG
1979 TEX AL 27 SS 33 17 14 184.0 102 35 65 2 9 .980 2 10 4.89 3.03 .965 5.01 4.95 MVP-10,GG
1980 TEX AL 28 3B 120 120 112 1045.2 413 123 282 8 26 .981 13 15 3.49 3.38 .951 3.01 3.00 AS,MVP-18,GG
1980 TEX AL 28 SS 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.10 4.97 AS,MVP-18,GG
1981 TEX AL 29 3B 96 96 90 835.2 361 66 281 14 18 .961 27 38 3.74 3.61 .950 2.95 2.94 AS,MVP-17,GG
1981 TEX AL 29 SS 1 0 0 2.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 1 360 18.00 4.00 .968 4.95 5.00 AS,MVP-17,GG
1982 TEX AL 30 3B 145 143 126 1228.1 540 131 396 13 35 .976 15 15 3.86 3.63 .954 3.07 3.05 AS,MVP-30,GG
1982 TEX AL 30 SS 4 0 0 6.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -76 1.42 0.25 .960 4.83 4.85 AS,MVP-30,GG
1983 TEX AL 31 3B 154 153 150 1374.2 523 123 383 17 29 .967 16 14 3.31 3.29 .955 3.07 3.05 GG
1984 TEX AL 32 3B 147 146 137 1277.1 472 129 323 20 28 .958 19 18 3.18 3.07 .950 2.75 2.73 AS,MVP-22,GG,SS
1985 TOT MLB 33 3B 150 149 140 1296.1 446 124 297 25 35 .944 2 2 2.92 2.81 .951 2.86 2.85
1985 TEX AL 33 3B 83 82 79 711.0 278 70 192 16 22 .942 7 12 3.32 3.16 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 CIN NL 33 3B 67 67 61 585.1 168 54 105 9 13 .946 -5 -11 2.44 2.37 .948 2.88 2.88
1986 CIN NL 34 3B 151 150 141 1343.2 405 105 290 10 28 .975 -2 -2 2.65 2.62 .946 2.72 2.72
1986 CIN NL 34 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
1987 CIN NL 35 3B 142 141 129 1228.1 341 93 241 7 17 .979 -6 -6 2.45 2.35 .951 2.82 2.80
1988 TOT NL 36 3B 79 78 62 672.2 188 37 138 13 10 .931 -3 -5 2.34 2.22 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 TOT NL 36 1B 9 8 4 58.0 55 51 2 2 4 .964 -0 -8 8.22 5.89 .991 9.96 9.99
1988 CIN NL 36 3B 13 13 8 107.2 31 6 24 1 2 .968 -0 -4 2.51 2.31 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 CIN NL 36 1B 2 2 0 8.0 11 8 2 1 0 .909 0 60 11.25 5.00 .991 10.01 10.00
1988 HOU NL 36 3B 66 65 54 565.0 157 31 114 12 8 .924 -2 -5 2.31 2.20 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 HOU NL 36 1B 7 6 4 50.0 44 43 0 1 4 .977 -1 -19 7.74 6.14 .991 9.95 9.99
1989 TEX AL 37 DH 22 14
1989 TEX AL 37 3B 9 7 4 58.0 15 3 12 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.33 1.67 .943 2.73 2.70
1989 TEX AL 37 1B 1 1 0 6.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 120 12.00 8.00 .992 9.75 9.70
18 Seasons 3B 2183 2160 2008 18966.2 6977 1798 4925 254 430 .964 167 11 3.19 3.08 .952 2.96 2.94
3 Seasons OF 136 127 107 1141.0 313 299 10 4 4 .987 5 6 2.44 2.27 .983 2.23 2.22
2 Seasons RF 66 56 48 519.0 116 113 3 0 1 1.000 3 6 2.01 1.76 .980 2.12 2.11
2 Seasons CF 64 60 50 524.2 171 161 7 3 3 .982 3 8 2.88 2.63 .987 2.65 2.64
4 Seasons SS 41 17 14 195.1 107 36 69 2 10 .981 1 9 4.84 2.56 .965 5.00 4.94
3 Seasons 1B 12 10 5 73.0 69 63 4 2 4 .971 -0 -3 8.26 5.58 .991 9.92 9.95
1 Season LF 11 11 9 97.1 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -1 -7 2.13 2.09 .976 2.11 2.09
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
18 Seasons TOT 2373 2314 2134 20377.0 7467 2196 5009 262 448 .965 174 10 3.18 3.04 .954 2.96 2.97
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
1995 BBWAA ( 1.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (10, 12%)
1980 AL (18, 2%)
1981 AL (17, 2%)
1982 AL (30, 1%)
1984 AL (22, 1%)
0.18 Career Shares (792nd)

Gold Gloves
1979 AL (3B)
1980 AL (3B)
1981 AL (3B)
1982 AL (3B)
1983 AL (3B)
1984 AL (3B)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1984 AL (3B)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1979 AL  6.8 (6th)
1980 AL  6.5 (10th)
1981 AL  6.2 (3rd)
1984 AL  6.1 (10th)
Career  66.1 (131st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1979 AL  6.8 (4th)
1980 AL  6.5 (9th)
1981 AL  6.2 (3rd)
1984 AL  6.1 (8th)
Career  66.1 (90th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1980 AL  5.1 (10th)
Career  47.3 (192nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1974 AL  1.9 (7th)
1978 AL  1.8 (8th)
1979 AL  3.7 (1st)
1980 AL  1.6 (8th)
1981 AL  3.3 (1st)
1982 AL  1.8 (5th)
1983 AL  2.0 (4th)
1984 AL  2.2 (7th)
Career  23.0 (25th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1980 AL  .329 (6th)
1984 AL  .315 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1984 AL  .382 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1980 AL  .498 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1980 AL  .877 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1976 AL  159 (4th)
1979 AL  162 (1st)
Career  2,405 (79th)

At Bats s c a p y
1973 AL  631 (2nd)
1976 AL  604 (9th)
1979 AL  670 (1st)
1983 AL  618 (7th)
Career  8,995 (70th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1973 AL  689 (4th)
1979 AL  720 (3rd)
1983 AL  678 (9th)
1986 NL  655 (10th)
Career  10,009 (78th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Career  1,151 (208th)

Hits s c a p y
1973 AL  169 (8th)
1979 AL  200 (3rd)
Career  2,514 (95th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1979 AL  302 (6th)
Career  3,654 (132nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1979 AL  42 (3rd)
1984 AL  36 (6th)
Career  425 (140th)

Triples s c a p y
1973 AL  7 (6th)
1978 AL  8 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1981 AL  64 (9th)
Career  1,106 (203rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  836 (219th)

Singles s c a p y
1976 AL  135 (8th)
1979 AL  137 (4th)
Career  1,832 (77th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1980 AL  143 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
Career  1,217 (191st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  63 (9th)
Career  682 (194th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1986 NL  236 (8th)
Career  3,388 (119th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1980 AL  .670 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1986 NL  5 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 AL  10 (4th)
1981 AL  10 (1st)
1984 AL  9 (6th)
Career  80 (90th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1980 AL  11 (6th)
1981 AL  10 (2nd)
1982 AL  8 (10th)
Career  84 (167th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1978 AL  24 (2nd)
1983 AL  24 (4th)
1984 AL  21 (7th)
1985 ML  24 (7th)
Career  255 (28th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1973 AL  15 (4th)
Career  79 (229th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1972 AL  16.1 (1st)
1973 AL  13.4 (3rd)
1976 AL  12.3 (8th)
1979 AL  14.9 (4th)
1983 AL  12.9 (7th)
1986 NL  11.6 (6th)
1987 NL  13.4 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1973 AL  493 (2nd)
1979 AL  507 (1st)
1983 AL  482 (4th)
Career  6,955 (55th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1981 AL  23.58 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1980 AL  2.8 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1981 AL  2.5 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
Career  5,009 (89th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1979 AL  30 (1st)
1981 AL  27 (1st)
1983 AL  16 (4th)
Career  174 (10th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  154 (4th)
1975 AL  153 (4th)
1976 AL  158 (1st)
1978 AL  139 (2nd)
1979 AL  147 (3rd)
1981 AL  96 (5th)
1982 AL  145 (4th)
1983 AL  154 (1st)
1984 AL  147 (4th)
1986 NL  151 (2nd)
1987 NL  142 (4th)
Career  2,183 (7th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  144 (1st)
1975 AL  146 (1st)
1976 AL  104 (5th)
1978 AL  125 (2nd)
1979 AL  112 (4th)
1980 AL  123 (2nd)
1982 AL  131 (1st)
1983 AL  123 (2nd)
1984 AL  129 (4th)
1986 NL  105 (2nd)
1987 NL  93 (4th)
Career  1,798 (19th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  363 (2nd)
1975 AL  330 (5th)
1976 AL  330 (3rd)
1978 AL  355 (1st)
1979 AL  364 (2nd)
1980 AL  282 (4th)
1981 AL  281 (1st)
1982 AL  396 (2nd)
1983 AL  383 (1st)
1984 AL  323 (3rd)
1986 NL  290 (2nd)
Career  4,925 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  22 (4th)
1975 AL  25 (3rd)
1976 AL  20 (3rd)
1981 AL  14 (3rd)
1983 AL  17 (3rd)
1984 AL  20 (1st)
Career  254 (49th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  44 (1st)
1974 AL  31 (4th)
1976 AL  23 (3rd)
1978 AL  30 (1st)
1981 AL  18 (4th)
1982 AL  35 (3rd)
1983 AL  29 (5th)
1984 AL  28 (2nd)
1986 NL  28 (2nd)
Career  430 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  3 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1972 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  12 (3rd)
1974 AL  14 (2nd)
1976 AL  8 (2nd)
1977 AL  9 (2nd)
1978 AL  12 (2nd)
1979 AL  29 (1st)
1980 AL  13 (2nd)
1981 AL  27 (1st)
1982 AL  15 (1st)
1983 AL  16 (1st)
1984 AL  19 (2nd)
1985 AL  7 (4th)
Career  167 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1973 AL  3.34 (2nd)
1974 AL  3.44 (3rd)
1975 AL  3.23 (5th)
1977 AL  3.22 (5th)
1978 AL  3.57 (1st)
1979 AL  3.48 (3rd)
1980 AL  3.49 (1st)
1981 AL  3.74 (1st)
1982 AL  3.86 (1st)
1983 AL  3.31 (2nd)
1984 AL  3.18 (1st)
1985 AL  3.32 (1st)
Career  3.18 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  3.29 (2nd)
1974 AL  3.36 (3rd)
1975 AL  3.11 (5th)
1977 AL  3.08 (3rd)
1978 AL  3.45 (1st)
1979 AL  3.24 (2nd)
1980 AL  3.38 (1st)
1981 AL  3.61 (1st)
1982 AL  3.63 (1st)
1983 AL  3.29 (2nd)
1984 AL  3.07 (2nd)
1985 AL  3.16 (1st)
1986 NL  2.62 (3rd)
Career  3.08 (71st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  .958 (4th)
1974 AL  .963 (3rd)
1976 AL  .956 (4th)
1978 AL  .970 (5th)
1979 AL  .969 (2nd)
1980 AL  .981 (1st)
1981 AL  .961 (3rd)
1982 AL  .976 (1st)
1983 AL  .967 (3rd)
1984 AL  .958 (5th)
1986 NL  .975 (3rd)
1987 NL  .979 (1st)
Career  .964 (33rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1972 AL  born 1951-08-27 (6th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 33 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 67 (297), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 30 (331), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (15th), 66.1 career WAR/40.4 7yr-peak WAR/53.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197422Cleveland Indians$24,00012/8/73 TSN
197725Cleveland Indians$75,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
198533Cincinnati Reds$751,2973/3/86 TSN
198634Cincinnati Reds$870,0001986 USA Today survey
198735Cincinnati Reds$870,0001987 USA Today survey
198836Cincinnati Reds$790,909*
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,381,206
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $841,703 - 12/13/88 NYT - 4/1/88 USAT: $790,909
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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