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Willie Blair

William Allen Blair

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 18, 1965 in Paintsville, KY
High School: Johnson Central HS (Paintsville, KY)
School: Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1990 (Age 24.114)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Rockies/Astros/BlueJays/... 1990-2001

Final Game: July 26, 2001 (Age 35.220)
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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
1990 24 TOR AL 3 5 .375 4.06 27 6 8 0 0 0 68.2 66 33 31 4 28 4 43 1 0 3 297 102 3.58 1.369 8.7 0.5 3.7 5.6 1.54
1991 25 CLE AL 2 3 .400 6.75 11 5 1 0 0 0 36.0 58 27 27 7 10 0 13 1 0 1 168 63 5.58 1.889 14.5 1.8 2.5 3.3 1.30
1992 26 HOU NL 5 7 .417 4.00 29 8 1 0 0 0 78.2 74 47 35 5 25 2 48 2 0 2 331 85 3.42 1.258 8.5 0.6 2.9 5.5 1.92
1993 27 COL NL 6 10 .375 4.75 46 18 5 1 0 0 146.0 184 90 77 20 42 4 84 3 1 6 664 101 4.54 1.548 11.3 1.2 2.6 5.2 2.00
1994 28 COL NL 0 5 .000 5.79 47 1 13 0 0 3 77.2 98 57 50 9 39 3 68 4 0 4 365 86 4.55 1.764 11.4 1.0 4.5 7.9 1.74
1995 29 SDP NL 7 5 .583 4.34 40 12 11 0 0 0 114.0 112 60 55 11 45 3 83 2 0 4 485 94 4.14 1.377 8.8 0.9 3.6 6.6 1.84
1996 30 SDP NL 2 6 .250 4.60 60 0 17 0 0 1 88.0 80 52 45 13 29 5 67 7 0 2 377 87 4.80 1.239 8.2 1.3 3.0 6.9 2.31
1997 31 DET AL 16 8 .667 4.17 29 27 0 2 0 0 175.0 186 85 81 18 46 2 90 3 1 6 739 110 4.26 1.326 9.6 0.9 2.4 4.6 1.96
1998 32 TOT NL 5 16 .238 4.98 34 25 2 0 0 0 175.1 188 101 97 31 61 2 92 4 0 6 750 85 5.50 1.420 9.7 1.6 3.1 4.7 1.51
1998 32 ARI NL 4 15 .211 5.34 23 23 0 0 0 0 146.2 165 91 87 27 51 2 71 3 0 5 634 79 5.67 1.473 10.1 1.7 3.1 4.4 1.39
1998 32 NYM NL 1 1 .500 3.14 11 2 2 0 0 0 28.2 23 10 10 4 10 0 21 1 0 1 116 135 4.64 1.151 7.2 1.3 3.1 6.6 2.10
1999 33 DET AL 3 11 .214 6.85 39 16 8 0 0 0 134.0 169 107 102 29 44 0 82 4 0 5 604 71 5.80 1.590 11.4 1.9 3.0 5.5 1.86
2000 34 DET AL 10 6 .625 4.88 47 17 8 0 0 0 156.2 185 89 85 20 35 0 74 2 0 2 671 96 4.56 1.404 10.6 1.1 2.0 4.3 2.11
2001 35 DET AL 1 4 .200 10.50 9 4 1 0 0 0 24.0 38 30 28 3 11 3 15 3 1 0 121 41 5.17 2.042 14.3 1.1 4.1 5.6 1.36
12 Yrs 60 86 .411 5.04 418 139 75 3 0 4 1274.0 1438 778 713 170 415 28 759 36 3 41 5572 88 4.67 1.454 10.2 1.2 2.9 5.4 1.83
162 Game Avg. 7 10 .411 5.04 51 17 9 0 0 0 156 176 95 87 21 51 3 93 4 0 5 680 88 4.67 1.454 10.2 1.2 2.9 5.4 1.83
DET (4 yrs) 30 29 .508 5.44 124 64 17 2 0 0 489.2 578 311 296 70 136 5 261 12 2 13 2135 86 4.82 1.458 10.6 1.3 2.5 4.8 1.92
COL (2 yrs) 6 15 .286 5.11 93 19 18 1 0 3 223.2 282 147 127 29 81 7 152 7 1 10 1029 95 4.54 1.623 11.3 1.2 3.3 6.1 1.88
SDP (2 yrs) 9 11 .450 4.46 100 12 28 0 0 1 202.0 192 112 100 24 74 8 150 9 0 6 862 91 4.43 1.317 8.6 1.1 3.3 6.7 2.03
ARI (1 yr) 4 15 .211 5.34 23 23 0 0 0 0 146.2 165 91 87 27 51 2 71 3 0 5 634 79 5.67 1.473 10.1 1.7 3.1 4.4 1.39
NYM (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.14 11 2 2 0 0 0 28.2 23 10 10 4 10 0 21 1 0 1 116 135 4.64 1.151 7.2 1.3 3.1 6.6 2.10
CLE (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.75 11 5 1 0 0 0 36.0 58 27 27 7 10 0 13 1 0 1 168 63 5.58 1.889 14.5 1.8 2.5 3.3 1.30
HOU (1 yr) 5 7 .417 4.00 29 8 1 0 0 0 78.2 74 47 35 5 25 2 48 2 0 2 331 85 3.42 1.258 8.5 0.6 2.9 5.5 1.92
TOR (1 yr) 3 5 .375 4.06 27 6 8 0 0 0 68.2 66 33 31 4 28 4 43 1 0 3 297 102 3.58 1.369 8.7 0.5 3.7 5.6 1.54
NL (6 yrs) 25 49 .338 4.75 256 64 49 1 0 4 679.2 736 407 359 89 241 19 442 22 1 24 2972 90 4.63 1.437 9.7 1.2 3.2 5.9 1.83
AL (6 yrs) 35 37 .486 5.36 162 75 26 2 0 0 594.1 702 371 354 81 174 9 317 14 2 17 2600 86 4.72 1.474 10.6 1.2 2.6 4.8 1.82
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
1990 24 TOR AL 68.2 27 6 33 4.33 4.23 0.17 -0.12 105.2 4.14 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.1 0.5 5 .496 .499 $100,000
1991 25 CLE AL 36.0 11 5 27 6.75 4.76 -0.09 0.09 103.2 5.10 -7 -0.7 1.8 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .440 .496
1992 26 HOU NL 78.2 29 8 47 5.38 3.83 0.05 -0.09 95.7 3.53 -16 -1.8 .8 0.0 -1.1 -11 .438 .489 $138,500
1993 27 COL NL 146.0 46 18 90 5.55 4.60 -0.16 0.04 113.0 5.42 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 0.6 10 .489 .497 $172,500
1994 28 COL NL 77.2 47 1 57 6.61 4.77 -0.27 -0.33 119.6 5.64 -9 -0.9 .9 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .481 .494 $325,000
1995 29 SDP NL 114.0 40 12 60 4.74 4.65 -0.61 -0.03 96.3 5.04 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 1.1 14 .506 .501 $400,000
1996 30 SDP NL 88.0 60 0 52 5.32 4.76 -0.17 -0.36 97.9 4.47 -8 -0.8 .9 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .487 .495 $750,000
1997 31 DET AL 175.0 29 27 85 4.37 4.92 -0.39 0.17 100.2 5.49 21 2.1 1.1 -0.1 3.8 42 .574 .513 $800,000
1998 32 ARI NL 146.2 23 23 91 5.58 4.72 0.12 0.17 98.9 4.72 -14 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .441 .492 $3,250,000
1998 32 NYM NL 28.2 11 2 10 3.14 4.54 0.05 -0.09 103.9 4.57 5 0.5 .5 -0.1 0.6 7 .544 .503
1999 33 DET AL 134.0 39 16 107 7.19 5.30 0.23 -0.03 102.8 5.18 -30 -2.6 .7 0.0 -1.2 -13 .433 .484 $3,750,000
2000 34 DET AL 156.2 47 17 89 5.11 5.38 0.03 -0.01 95.0 5.08 -2 -0.1 .9 -0.2 1.3 19 .497 .499 $4,500,000
2001 35 DET AL 24.0 9 4 30 11.25 4.86 -0.25 0.02 104.4 5.36 -16 -1.4 .9 -0.0 -1.1 -13 .350 .492
12 Seasons 1274.0 418 139 778 5.50 4.79 -0.11 -0.01 102.1 4.98 -79 -7.4 .9 -1.2 3.4 53 .482 .496 $14,186,000
DET (4 yrs) 489.2 124 64 311 5.72 5.17 -0.08 0.05 99.4 5.27 -26 -2.0 .8 -0.3 2.8 34 .484 .497 $9,050,000
COL (2 yrs) 223.2 93 19 147 5.92 4.66 -0.20 -0.09 115.3 5.49 -14 -1.4 1.0 -0.2 0.3 8 .485 .496 $497,500
SDP (2 yrs) 202.0 100 12 112 4.99 4.70 -0.41 -0.17 97.0 4.79 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.3 0.9 13 .495 .498 $1,150,000
ARI (1 yr) 146.2 23 23 91 5.58 4.72 0.12 0.17 98.9 4.72 -14 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .441 .492 $3,250,000
NYM (1 yr) 28.2 11 2 10 3.14 4.54 0.05 -0.09 103.9 4.57 5 0.5 .5 -0.1 0.6 7 .544 .503
CLE (1 yr) 36.0 11 5 27 6.75 4.76 -0.09 0.09 103.2 5.10 -7 -0.7 1.8 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .440 .496
HOU (1 yr) 78.2 29 8 47 5.38 3.83 0.05 -0.09 95.7 3.53 -16 -1.8 .8 0.0 -1.1 -11 .438 .489 $138,500
TOR (1 yr) 68.2 27 6 33 4.33 4.23 0.17 -0.12 105.2 4.14 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.1 0.5 5 .496 .499 $100,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1996 30 SDP NL NLDS L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 8 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 13.5 1.50
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 8 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 13.5 1.50

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
1990 24 TOR AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 25 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 26 HOU NL 29 19 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 .059 .111 .059 .170 -49 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1993 27 COL NL 46 40 36 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 19 .111 .135 .139 .274 -31 5 0 0 3 0 0 1
1994 28 COL NL 47 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 29 SDP NL 40 29 24 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 17 .000 .040 .000 .040 -88 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
1996 30 SDP NL 60 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 31 DET AL 29 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 32 TOT NL 34 59 52 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 27 .096 .145 .096 .242 -34 5 0 0 4 0 0 1
1998 32 ARI NL 23 53 48 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 .083 .102 .083 .185 -50 4 0 0 4 0 0 1
1998 32 NYM NL 11 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 107 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 33 DET AL 39 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 34 DET AL 47 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 35 DET AL 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 418 166 148 6 11 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 89 .074 .110 .081 .191 -48 12 0 0 12 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 64 57 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 34 .074 .110 .081 .191 -48 5 0 0 5 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 124 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .100 .200 -47 1 0 0 0 0 0
COL (2 yrs) 93 46 42 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 24 .095 .116 .119 .235 -41 5 0 0 3 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 100 32 27 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 18 .000 .036 .000 .036 -89 0 0 0 4 0 0
ARI (1 yr) 23 53 48 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 .083 .102 .083 .185 -50 4 0 0 4 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 11 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 107 1 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 29 19 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 .059 .111 .059 .170 -49 1 0 0 1 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 256 156 138 6 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 83 .072 .111 .080 .191 -49 11 0 0 12 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 162 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .100 .200 -47 1 0 0 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
1990 24 TOR AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000 1
1991 25 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1992 26 HOU NL 29 19 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $138,500 1
1993 27 COL NL 46 40 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $172,500 1
1994 28 COL NL 47 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $325,000 1
1995 29 SDP NL 40 29 -7 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $400,000 1
1996 30 SDP NL 60 3 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $750,000 1
1997 31 DET AL 29 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $800,000 1
1998 32 ARI NL 23 53 -11 -0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $3,250,000 1
1998 32 NYM NL 11 6 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1999 33 DET AL 39 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,750,000 1
2000 34 DET AL 47 3 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $4,500,000 1
2001 35 DET AL 9 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
12 Seasons 418 166 -33 0 0 0 24 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .498 .500 -0.9 0.1 -9 $14,186,000
DET (4 yrs) 124 10 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $9,050,000
COL (2 yrs) 93 46 -9 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3 $497,500
SDP (2 yrs) 100 32 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $1,150,000
ARI (1 yr) 23 53 -11 -0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $3,250,000
NYM (1 yr) 11 6 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 0.0 1
CLE (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
HOU (1 yr) 29 19 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $138,500
TOR (1 yr) 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000

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
1996 30 SDP NL NLDS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1990 TOR AL 24 P 27 6 0 68.2 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.18 0.33 .953 1.78 1.76 5 2 29% 34% 0
1991 CLE AL 25 P 11 5 0 36.0 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1.75 0.64 .956 1.80 1.80 1 1 50% 34% 0
1992 HOU NL 26 P 29 8 0 78.2 13 4 7 2 0 .846 1.26 0.38 .954 1.94 1.94 6 4 40% 32% 1
1993 COL NL 27 P 46 18 1 146.0 25 9 16 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.54 .953 1.84 1.83 8 4 33% 32% 0
1994 COL NL 28 P 47 1 0 77.2 11 3 7 1 0 .909 1.16 0.21 .958 1.87 1.85 3 5 63% 32% 0
1995 SDP NL 29 P 40 12 0 114.0 21 6 13 2 1 .905 1.50 0.48 .956 1.84 1.83 6 8 57% 30% 1
1996 SDP NL 30 P 60 0 0 88.0 14 6 6 2 0 .857 1.23 0.20 .954 1.84 1.83 9 2 18% 28% 0
1997 DET AL 31 P 29 27 2 175.0 24 9 14 1 2 .958 1.18 0.79 .955 1.71 1.69 12 5 29% 33% 2
1998 TOT NL 32 P 34 25 0 175.1 46 10 35 1 3 .978 2.31 1.32 .961 1.85 1.84 17 11 39% 32% 0
1998 ARI NL 32 P 23 23 0 146.2 40 10 29 1 3 .975 2.39 1.70 .961 1.85 1.84 14 10 42% 32% 0
1998 NYM NL 32 P 11 2 0 28.2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.88 0.55 .962 1.85 1.84 3 1 25% 32% 0
1999 DET AL 33 P 39 16 0 134.0 21 6 15 0 0 1.000 1.41 0.54 .952 1.69 1.66 7 6 46% 33% 0
2000 DET AL 34 P 47 17 0 156.2 17 4 13 0 1 1.000 0.98 0.36 .956 1.62 1.60 2 1 33% 30% 0
2001 DET AL 35 P 9 4 0 24.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.67 .955 1.76 1.74 3 0 0% 29% 0
12 Seasons P 418 139 3 1274.0 214 65 140 9 8 .958 1.45 0.49 .956 1.78 1.78 79 49 38% 31% 4
12 Seasons TOT 418 139 3 1274.0 214 65 140 9 8 .958 1.45 0.49 .956 1.78 1.78 79 49 38% 31% 4
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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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1997 AL  16 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1997 AL  .667 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1997 AL  2.366 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1998 NL  31 (5th)
1999 AL  29 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1998 NL  16 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1577), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1767), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1764), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (613th), 2.5 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1990 24 Toronto Blue Jays $100,000 ? AP in Toronto Star
1992 26 Houston Astros $138,500 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $4,500 earned bonus
1993 27 Colorado Rockies $172,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 28 Colorado Rockies $325,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 29 San Diego Padres $400,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $75,000 earned bonus
1996 30 San Diego Padres $750,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $200,000 earned bonus
1997 31 Detroit Tigers $800,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 32 Arizona Diamondbacks $3,250,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 33 Detroit Tigers $3,750,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 34 Detroit Tigers $4,500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,186,000
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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