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Mike Birkbeck

Michael Lawrence Birkbeck

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 10, 1961 in Orrville, OH
School: University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th round of the 1983 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1986 (Age 25.160, 12,825th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Mets 1986-1995

Last Game: June 11, 1995 (Age 34.093)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1986 25 MIL AL 1 1 .500 4.50 7 4 2 0 0 0 22.0 24 12 11 0 12 0 13 0 0 1 97 98 3.23 1.636 9.8 0.0 4.9 5.3 1.08
1987 26 MIL AL 1 4 .200 6.20 10 10 0 1 0 0 45.0 63 33 31 8 19 0 25 0 0 2 210 74 5.34 1.822 12.6 1.6 3.8 5.0 1.32
1988 27 MIL AL 10 8 .556 4.72 23 23 0 0 0 0 124.0 141 69 65 10 37 1 64 1 11 0 538 85 3.70 1.435 10.2 0.7 2.7 4.6 1.73
1989 28 MIL AL 0 4 .000 5.44 9 9 0 1 0 0 44.2 57 32 27 4 22 2 31 3 0 1 214 71 4.22 1.769 11.5 0.8 4.4 6.2 1.41
1992 31 NYM NL 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 12 7 7 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 33 41 8.21 1.857 15.4 3.9 1.3 2.6 2.00
1995 34 NYM NL 0 1 .000 1.63 4 4 0 0 0 0 27.2 22 5 5 2 2 0 14 0 1 3 104 250 3.25 0.867 7.2 0.7 0.7 4.6 7.00
6 Yrs 12 19 .387 4.86 54 51 2 2 0 0 270.1 319 158 146 27 93 4 149 4 12 8 1196 85 4.09 1.524 10.6 0.9 3.1 5.0 1.60
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .387 4.86 35 33 1 1 0 0 175 207 102 95 17 60 3 96 3 8 5 775 85 4.09 1.524 10.6 0.9 3.1 5.0 1.60
MIL (4 yrs) 12 17 .414 5.12 49 46 2 2 0 0 235.2 285 146 134 22 90 3 133 4 11 4 1059 81 4.07 1.591 10.9 0.8 3.4 5.1 1.48
NYM (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 3.12 5 5 0 0 0 0 34.2 34 12 12 5 3 1 16 0 1 4 137 128 4.25 1.067 8.8 1.3 0.8 4.2 5.33
AL (4 yrs) 12 17 .414 5.12 49 46 2 2 0 0 235.2 285 146 134 22 90 3 133 4 11 4 1059 81 4.07 1.591 10.9 0.8 3.4 5.1 1.48
NL (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 3.12 5 5 0 0 0 0 34.2 34 12 12 5 3 1 16 0 1 4 137 128 4.25 1.067 8.8 1.3 0.8 4.2 5.33
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1986 25 MIL AL 22.0 7 4 12 4.91 4.52 -0.36 0.01 105.7 5.17 1 0.1 .2 -0.0 0.2 3 .509 .500 $60,000
1987 26 MIL AL 45.0 10 10 33 6.60 4.74 -0.29 0.17 105.3 5.47 -6 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .447 .497 $70,000
1988 27 MIL AL 124.0 23 23 69 5.01 4.29 0.17 0.14 100.6 4.29 -10 -1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .454 .494 $70,000
1989 28 MIL AL 44.2 9 9 32 6.45 4.28 -0.25 0.15 99.1 4.64 -9 -0.9 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .400 .494
1992 31 NYM NL 7.0 1 1 7 9.00 3.98 -0.42 0.14 98.0 4.45 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .213 .498
1995 34 NYM NL 27.2 4 4 5 1.63 4.79 -0.15 0.18 94.0 4.82 9 1.1 -0.0 1.3 12 .775 .507
6 Seasons 270.1 54 51 158 5.26 4.42 -0.07 0.14 100.8 4.67 -19 -1.6 .2 -0.2 0.8 8 .470 .496 $200,000
MIL (4 yrs) 235.2 49 46 146 5.58 4.39 -0.05 0.13 101.7 4.66 -25 -2.4 .2 -0.2 -0.3 -2 .451 .495 $200,000
NYM (2 yrs) 34.2 5 5 12 3.12 4.63 -0.21 0.17 94.8 4.74 6 0.8 -0.0 1.1 9 .662 .505

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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
1986 25 MIL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1987 26 MIL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 27 MIL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 28 MIL AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1992 31 NYM NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1995 34 NYM NL 4 9 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 130 2 0 1 1 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 54 11 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 82 2 0 1 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 33 24 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .250 .400 .250 .650 82 6 0 3 3 0 0
MIL (4 yrs) 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (2 yrs) 5 11 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 82 2 0 1 1 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 5 11 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 82 2 0 1 1 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
1986 25 MIL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 /1
1987 26 MIL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $70,000 1
1988 27 MIL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $70,000 1
1989 28 MIL AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1992 31 NYM NL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1995 34 NYM NL 4 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .545 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
6 Seasons 54 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $200,000
MIL (4 yrs) 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000
NYM (2 yrs) 5 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .530 .501 0.2 0.0 2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1986 MIL AL 25 P 7 4 0 22.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.43 .957 1.84 1.81 3 1 25% 34% 0
1987 MIL AL 26 P 10 10 1 45.0 16 2 13 1 0 .938 3.00 1.50 .955 1.84 1.82 6 4 40% 31% 0
1988 MIL AL 27 P 23 23 0 124.0 42 21 19 2 2 .952 2.90 1.74 .961 1.78 1.77 8 4 33% 31% 0
1989 MIL AL 28 P 9 9 1 44.2 12 4 5 3 0 .750 1.81 1.00 .960 1.87 1.86 6 1 14% 31% 0
1992 NYM NL 31 P 1 1 0 7.0 5 3 1 1 1 .800 5.14 4.00 .954 1.93 1.90 1 0 0% 32% 0
1995 NYM NL 34 P 4 4 0 27.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.63 1.25 .956 1.85 1.82 2 0 0% 30% 0
6 Seasons P 54 51 2 270.1 83 31 45 7 3 .916 2.53 1.41 .959 1.82 1.81 26 10 28% 31% 0
6 Seasons TOT 54 51 2 270.1 83 31 45 7 3 .916 2.53 1.41 .959 1.82 1.81 26 10 28% 31% 0
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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1986 25 Milwaukee Brewers $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Milwaukee Brewers $70,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 Milwaukee Brewers $70,000* ?
1990 29 Milwaukee Brewers $155,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$355,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $75,000 - 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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Japanese: マイク・バークベック 統計

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