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Dale Berra

Dale Anthony Berra

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 13, 1956 in Ridgewood, NJ
High School: Montclair HS (Montclair, NJ)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 1977 (Age 20.252)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Yankees/Astros 1977-1987
Agents: Ed Keating [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 30.295)
Relatives: Son of Yogi Berra
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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
1977 20 PIT NL 17 42 40 0 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 .175 .195 .200 .395 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 5
1978 21 PIT NL 56 153 135 16 28 2 0 6 14 3 1 13 20 .207 .285 .356 .640 75 48 2 2 0 1 3 5/6
1979 22 PIT NL 44 140 123 11 26 5 0 3 15 0 0 11 17 .211 .272 .325 .597 60 40 5 0 2 2 2 56
1980 23 PIT NL 93 271 245 21 54 8 2 6 31 2 0 16 52 .220 .269 .343 .612 68 84 6 1 4 2 6 56/4
1981 24 PIT NL 81 257 232 21 56 12 0 2 27 11 1 17 34 .241 .302 .319 .621 74 74 3 3 2 0 4 564
1982 25 PIT NL 156 583 529 64 139 25 5 10 61 6 6 33 83 .263 .306 .386 .692 90 204 15 4 8 9 12 *6/5
1983 26 PIT NL 161 614 537 51 135 25 1 10 52 8 5 61 84 .251 .327 .358 .684 88 192 10 0 7 2 19 *6
1984 27 PIT NL 136 500 450 31 100 16 0 9 52 1 3 34 78 .222 .273 .318 .591 66 143 11 1 6 9 8 *6/5
1985 28 NYY AL 48 118 109 8 25 5 1 1 8 1 1 7 20 .229 .276 .321 .597 65 35 2 0 2 0 0 5/6
1986 29 NYY AL 42 121 108 10 25 7 0 2 13 0 0 9 14 .231 .294 .352 .646 76 38 0 1 2 1 0 65/D
1987 30 HOU NL 19 54 45 3 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 8 12 .178 .296 .244 .541 48 11 0 0 0 1 3 6/4
11 Yrs 853 2853 2553 236 603 109 9 49 278 32 17 210 422 .236 .294 .344 .638 76 877 54 12 33 27 57
162 Game Avg. 162 542 485 45 115 21 2 9 53 6 3 40 80 .236 .294 .344 .638 76 167 10 2 6 5 11
PIT (8 yrs) 744 2560 2291 215 545 94 8 46 255 31 16 186 376 .238 .295 .346 .641 77 793 52 11 29 25 54
NYY (2 yrs) 90 239 217 18 50 12 1 3 21 1 1 16 34 .230 .285 .336 .622 71 73 2 1 4 1 0
HOU (1 yr) 19 54 45 3 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 8 12 .178 .296 .244 .541 48 11 0 0 0 1 3
NL (9 yrs) 763 2614 2336 218 553 97 8 46 257 31 16 194 388 .237 .295 .344 .639 76 804 52 11 29 26 57
AL (2 yrs) 90 239 217 18 50 12 1 3 21 1 1 16 34 .230 .285 .336 .622 71 73 2 1 4 1 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
1977 20 PIT NL 17 42 -6 -1 0 0 0 -6 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.5 0.0 -5 5
1978 21 PIT NL 56 153 -5 1 0 -3 1 -6 -0.7 5 -1 -0.2 .488 .496 0.1 -0.2 1 5/6
1979 22 PIT NL 44 140 -4 -1 -1 -0 2 -4 -0.4 4 1 0.1 .491 .498 0.1 0.2 1 56
1980 23 PIT NL 93 271 -11 -1 -0 0 4 -8 -0.9 9 1 0.0 .490 .494 -0.1 0.4 1 56/4
1981 24 PIT NL 81 257 -8 4 0 -2 3 -3 -0.2 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.8 0.2 8 564
1982 25 PIT NL 156 583 -9 -0 -1 11 10 10 1.2 20 30 3.2 .507 .507 1.8 2.3 19 *6/5
1983 26 PIT NL 161 614 -12 -1 -0 1 10 -2 -0.3 21 19 1.8 .499 .499 1.7 1.1 19 *6
1984 27 PIT NL 136 500 -23 -3 -0 4 8 -14 -1.6 17 3 0.1 .488 .490 -0.4 1.4 -1 *6/5
1985 28 NYY AL 48 118 -5 -0 -0 1 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 -0.0 0.2 -0 $477,500 5/6
1986 29 NYY AL 42 121 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .502 .501 0.4 0.2 4 $557,500 65/D
1987 30 HOU NL 19 54 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 $62,500 6/4
11 Seasons 853 2853 -89 -2 -2 13 42 -38 -4.2 97 59 5.4 .495 .498 3.4 6.0 46 $1,097,500
PIT (8 yrs) 744 2560 -78 -2 -2 11 39 -32 -3.7 87 55 5.1 .495 .498 3.3 5.5 44
NYY (2 yrs) 90 239 -6 -0 0 2 2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .498 .499 0.4 0.4 4 $1,035,000
HOU (1 yr) 19 54 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 $62,500

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
1977 PIT NL 20 3B 14 10 7 96.1 37 14 22 1 1 .973 0 1 3.36 2.57 .956 2.98 2.98
1978 PIT NL 21 3B 55 35 31 360.1 119 28 80 11 11 .908 -2 -8 2.70 1.96 .952 3.00 2.97
1978 PIT NL 21 SS 2 2 1 17.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 3.71 3.50 .966 4.87 4.85
1979 PIT NL 22 3B 22 16 14 156.2 58 18 33 7 3 .879 -1 -10 2.93 2.32 .951 2.89 2.88
1979 PIT NL 22 SS 22 15 15 170.1 83 25 53 5 11 .940 1 6 4.12 3.55 .965 5.00 4.98
1980 PIT NL 23 3B 48 29 26 302.1 95 23 69 3 7 .968 1 4 2.74 1.92 .948 2.87 2.88
1980 PIT NL 23 SS 45 33 30 325.0 165 59 98 8 16 .952 -0 -1 4.35 3.49 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 PIT NL 23 2B 4 1 0 17.1 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 5.19 2.50 .980 5.50 5.50
1981 PIT NL 24 3B 42 26 22 278.1 85 21 62 2 6 .976 1 6 2.68 1.98 .948 2.84 2.85
1981 PIT NL 24 SS 30 21 16 196.0 110 42 62 6 12 .945 -2 -13 4.78 3.47 .960 5.10 5.12
1981 PIT NL 24 2B 18 14 5 115.0 69 26 43 0 9 1.000 -1 -9 5.40 3.83 .982 5.52 5.54
1982 PIT NL 25 SS 153 150 130 1314.2 766 238 498 30 77 .961 11 10 5.04 4.81 .967 5.01 5.02
1982 PIT NL 25 3B 6 2 0 31.0 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.90 1.67 .951 2.76 2.78
1983 PIT NL 26 SS 161 160 152 1433.1 821 286 505 30 103 .963 1 1 4.97 4.91 .967 4.85 4.83
1984 PIT NL 27 SS 135 134 124 1196.0 665 186 449 30 65 .955 4 4 4.78 4.70 .965 4.87 4.86
1984 PIT NL 27 3B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1985 NYY AL 28 3B 41 33 17 272.0 96 20 68 8 9 .917 1 4 2.91 2.15 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 NYY AL 28 SS 6 0 0 10.2 9 2 6 1 0 .889 0 23 6.75 1.33 .964 4.64 4.60
1986 NYY AL 29 SS 19 15 9 131.0 71 29 40 2 8 .972 0 5 4.74 3.63 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 NYY AL 29 3B 18 16 8 113.1 40 11 27 2 3 .950 0 4 3.02 2.11 .948 2.74 2.71
1986 NYY AL 29 DH 4 4
1987 HOU NL 30 SS 18 16 4 119.1 54 13 39 2 4 .963 0 1 3.92 2.89 .965 4.72 4.69
1987 HOU NL 30 2B 3 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.67 .980 5.18 5.17
10 Seasons SS 591 546 481 4913.1 2751 883 1754 114 296 .959 15 4 4.83 4.46 .966 4.91 4.90
9 Seasons 3B 247 167 125 1613.1 540 138 368 34 40 .937 0 0 2.82 2.05 .951 2.89 2.88
3 Seasons 2B 25 15 5 136.1 81 33 48 0 9 1.000 -2 -14 5.35 3.24 .982 5.51 5.49
1 Season DH 4 4
11 Seasons TOT 863 728 611 6663.0 3372 1054 2170 148 345 .956 13 2 4.35 3.74 .964 4.43 4.34
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1982 NL  2.4 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1983 NL  161 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1982 NL  9 (6th)
1984 NL  9 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1983 NL  19 (1st)

SB % s c a p y
1981 NL  91.67 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1982 NL  505 (4th)
1983 NL  505 (4th)
1984 NL  449 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1982 NL  30 (2nd)
1983 NL  30 (3rd)
1984 NL  30 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  153 (4th)
1983 NL  161 (1st)
1984 NL  135 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  238 (5th)
1983 NL  286 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  498 (4th)
1983 NL  505 (3rd)
1984 NL  449 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  30 (2nd)
1983 NL  30 (2nd)
1984 NL  30 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1983 NL  103 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  11 (4th)
1984 NL  4 (5th)
Career  15 (94th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
Career  4.83 (28th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  4.81 (5th)
1983 NL  4.91 (3rd)
1984 NL  4.70 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1977 NL  born 1956-12-13 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2442), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (245th), 5.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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 28 New York Yankees $477,500 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 29 New York Yankees $557,500 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 New York Yankees $657,500 ? 1987 USA Today survey
30 Houston Astros $62,500 ? 1987 USA Today survey Released midseason by New York Yankees
1988 31 New York Yankees $757,500 ? 12/13/88 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,512,500
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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