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Lyman Bostock

Lyman Wesley Bostock

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 22, 1950 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Manual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1975 (Age 24.137)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels 1975-1978

Final Game: September 23, 1978 (Age 27.305)
Died: September 24, 1978 in Gary, IN
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 14, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1175. Tony Kubek… #1176. Salvador Perez… #1177. Gary Roenicke… #1178. LYMAN BOSTOCK… #1179. Rennie Stennett… #1180. Kelly Gruber… #1181. Jason Bartlett… 

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
1975 24 MIN AL 98 400 369 52 104 21 5 0 29 2 3 28 42 .282 .331 .366 .697 96 135 7 0 1 2 2 987/D
1976 25 MIN AL 128 517 474 75 153 21 9 4 60 12 6 33 37 .323 .364 .430 .794 130 204 15 1 3 6 5 *8/9
1977 26 MIN AL 153 660 593 104 199 36 12 14 90 16 7 51 59 .336 .389 .508 .897 144 301 16 6 2 8 5 *87/D9 MVP-27
1978 27 CAL AL 147 637 568 74 168 24 4 5 71 15 12 59 36 .296 .362 .379 .740 113 215 26 2 4 4 8 *98/D MVP-23
4 Yrs 526 2214 2004 305 624 102 30 23 250 45 28 171 174 .311 .365 .427 .791 123 855 64 9 10 20 20
162 Game Avg. 162 682 617 94 192 31 9 7 77 14 9 53 54 .311 .365 .427 .791 123 263 20 3 3 6 6
MIN (3 yrs) 379 1577 1436 231 456 78 26 18 179 30 16 112 138 .318 .366 .446 .812 127 640 38 7 6 16 12
CAL (1 yr) 147 637 568 74 168 24 4 5 71 15 12 59 36 .296 .362 .379 .740 113 215 26 2 4 4 8

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
1975 24 MIN AL 98 400 -5 0 2 0 -3 -6 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .494 .496 0.9 -0.3 9 987/D
1976 25 MIN AL 128 517 15 1 -1 1 -0 15 1.8 19 34 3.6 .513 .511 3.5 0.1 33 *8/9
1977 26 MIN AL 153 660 36 4 -1 -2 -3 34 3.6 23 58 5.8 .523 .521 6.0 -0.4 60 $20,000 *87/D9 MVP-27
1978 27 CAL AL 147 637 13 -2 -1 -1 -4 5 0.6 22 27 2.8 .504 .503 2.9 -0.5 28 $450,000 *98/D MVP-23
4 Seasons 526 2214 60 3 -1 -2 -10 49 5.5 78 127 13.0 .510 .509 13.3 -1.1 130 $470,000
MIN (3 yrs) 379 1577 46 5 -0 -1 -6 44 4.8 56 100 10.3 .512 .511 10.4 -0.6 101 $20,000
CAL (1 yr) 147 637 13 -2 -1 -1 -4 5 0.6 22 27 2.8 .504 .503 2.9 -0.5 28 $450,000

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
1975 MIN AL 24 OF 92 89 84 794.0 194 188 3 3 0 .985 0 0 2.16 2.08 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 MIN AL 24 RF 55 51 51 463.2 87 84 1 2 0 .977 -3 -9 1.65 1.55 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 MIN AL 24 CF 28 27 23 235.1 74 72 1 1 0 .986 0 1 2.79 2.61 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 MIN AL 24 LF 12 11 10 95.0 31 30 1 0 0 1.000 3 43 2.94 2.58 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 MIN AL 24 DH 2 0
1976 MIN AL 25 OF 124 113 102 1016.0 334 320 10 4 2 .988 1 1 2.92 2.66 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 MIN AL 25 CF 121 110 101 998.0 331 317 10 4 2 .988 1 1 2.95 2.70 .984 2.98 2.99
1976 MIN AL 25 RF 3 3 1 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 1.33 .980 2.20 2.23
1977 MIN AL 26 OF 149 141 132 1268.2 363 349 10 4 0 .989 -2 -2 2.55 2.41 .978 2.34 2.32 MVP-27
1977 MIN AL 26 CF 90 83 77 742.2 229 221 6 2 1 .991 -3 -5 2.75 2.52 .983 2.83 2.81 MVP-27
1977 MIN AL 26 LF 60 58 55 525.0 130 124 4 2 0 .985 1 1 2.19 2.13 .976 2.11 2.09 MVP-27
1977 MIN AL 26 DH 1 0 MVP-27
1977 MIN AL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.10 MVP-27
1978 CAL AL 27 OF 146 143 133 1273.2 377 366 7 4 2 .989 -1 -1 2.64 2.55 .979 2.47 2.45 MVP-23
1978 CAL AL 27 RF 90 86 81 774.0 201 195 4 2 1 .990 1 1 2.31 2.21 .978 2.24 2.22 MVP-23
1978 CAL AL 27 CF 58 57 52 499.2 179 174 3 2 1 .989 -2 -4 3.19 3.05 .984 2.97 2.94 MVP-23
1978 CAL AL 27 DH 1 1 MVP-23
4 Seasons OF 511 486 451 4352.1 1268 1223 30 15 4 .988 -2 -1 2.59 2.45 .979 2.41 2.40
4 Seasons CF 297 277 253 2475.2 813 784 20 9 4 .989 -4 -2 2.92 2.71 .984 2.92 2.91
4 Seasons RF 149 140 133 1256.2 293 284 5 4 1 .986 -3 -3 2.07 1.94 .977 2.19 2.18
2 Seasons LF 72 69 65 620.0 161 154 5 2 0 .988 4 8 2.31 2.21 .976 2.12 2.10
3 Seasons DH 4 1
4 Seasons TOT 511 486 451 4352.1 1268 1223 30 15 4 .988 -2 -1 2.59 2.45 .979 2.41 2.40
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 AL (27, 1%)
1978 AL (23, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1977 AL  6.0 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1976 AL  .323 (4th)
1977 AL  .336 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1977 AL  .389 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1977 AL  104 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1977 AL  199 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  301 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 AL  36 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (5th)
1977 AL  12 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1977 AL  137 (7th)
1978 AL  135 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1977 AL  144 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1977 AL  116 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1977 AL  37 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1977 AL  3.6 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1977 AL  256 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1977 AL  .696 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  8 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1978 AL  26 (1st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 AL  12 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1976 AL  12.8 (5th)
1978 AL  15.8 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1977 AL  43.80 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1977 AL  4.9 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1977 AL  3.9 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1977 AL  4.3 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  149 (5th)
1978 AL  146 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  349 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  .988 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1978 AL  2.31 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 AL  2.21 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Career  2.59 (67th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
Career  2.45 (92nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  .989 (5th)
1978 AL  .989 (5th)
Career  .988 (97th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1103), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (926), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (743), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (202nd), 13.0 career WAR/13.0 7yr-peak WAR/13.0 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
1977 26 Minnesota Twins $20,000 ? 2/4/78 TSN and 1978 TSN Guide 4/23/77 TSN salary survey says $50K
1978 27 California Angels $450,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $250K bonus, $400K/year; died 1978
Career to date (may be incomplete)$470,000
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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Name and misspellings: Lyman limon Lyman lymon Wesley Bostock

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