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Tom Brookens

Thomas Dale Brookens

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: August 10, 1953 in Chambersburg, PA
School: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1979 (Age 25.334, 11,808th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/Indians 1979-1990

Final Game: September 30, 1990 (Age 37.051)
Relatives: Cousin of Ike Brookens
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 25, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1508. Buddy Rosar… #1509. Ethan Allen… #1510. Otto Knabe… #1511. TOM BROOKENS… #1512. Fernando Tatis… #1513. Rocco Baldelli… #1514. Desmond Jennings… 

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
1979 25 DET AL 60 208 190 23 50 5 2 4 21 10 3 11 40 .263 .309 .374 .683 82 71 3 2 4 1 0 54/D
1980 26 DET AL 151 551 509 64 140 25 9 10 66 13 11 32 71 .275 .315 .418 .734 98 213 10 1 2 7 3 *5/4D6
1981 27 DET AL 71 265 239 19 58 10 1 4 25 5 3 14 43 .243 .284 .343 .627 78 82 5 2 4 6 0 *5
1982 28 DET AL 140 432 398 40 92 15 3 9 58 5 9 27 63 .231 .277 .352 .629 72 140 9 0 2 5 0 *54/68
1983 29 DET AL 138 374 332 50 71 13 3 6 32 10 4 29 46 .214 .276 .325 .602 68 108 3 2 5 6 2 564/D
1984 30 DET AL 113 253 224 32 55 11 4 5 26 6 6 19 33 .246 .306 .397 .703 95 89 2 1 8 1 0 564/D
1985 31 DET AL 156 522 485 54 115 34 6 7 47 14 5 27 78 .237 .277 .375 .652 78 182 8 0 9 1 0 *5/642D
1986 32 DET AL 98 310 281 42 76 11 2 3 25 11 8 20 42 .270 .319 .356 .675 84 100 4 1 6 2 0 54D6/98
1987 33 DET AL 143 490 444 59 107 15 3 13 59 7 4 33 63 .241 .295 .376 .671 80 167 8 2 9 2 3 *564
1988 34 DET AL 136 498 441 62 107 23 5 5 38 4 4 44 74 .243 .313 .351 .664 90 155 9 3 6 4 2 *5/64
1989 35 NYY AL 66 183 168 14 38 6 0 4 14 1 3 11 27 .226 .272 .333 .606 71 56 3 0 3 1 1 5/64D9
1990 36 CLE AL 64 172 154 18 41 7 2 1 20 0 0 14 25 .266 .322 .357 .679 91 55 3 0 1 3 1 54/63D
12 Yrs 1336 4258 3865 477 950 175 40 71 431 86 60 281 605 .246 .296 .367 .663 83 1418 67 14 59 39 12
162 Game Avg. 162 516 469 58 115 21 5 9 52 10 7 34 73 .246 .296 .367 .663 83 172 8 2 7 5 1
DET (10 yrs) 1206 3903 3543 445 871 162 38 66 397 85 57 256 553 .246 .297 .369 .665 83 1307 61 14 55 35 10
CLE (1 yr) 64 172 154 18 41 7 2 1 20 0 0 14 25 .266 .322 .357 .679 91 55 3 0 1 3 1
NYY (1 yr) 66 183 168 14 38 6 0 4 14 1 3 11 27 .226 .272 .333 .606 71 56 3 0 3 1 1

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
1979 25 DET AL 60 208 -6 -0 -1 6 1 1 0.2 7 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.2 0.8 2 54/D
1980 26 DET AL 151 551 0 -3 1 4 3 6 0.8 19 25 2.5 .504 .504 2.1 0.8 21 *5/4D6
1981 27 DET AL 71 265 -8 -2 1 4 1 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.4 .494 .497 -0.0 0.6 1 *5
1982 28 DET AL 140 432 -16 -2 -1 13 3 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.1 .498 .498 -0.2 1.7 -1 *54/68
1983 29 DET AL 138 374 -13 2 2 12 3 6 0.8 13 19 2.0 .505 .504 0.6 1.7 7 564/D
1984 30 DET AL 113 253 3 -1 1 5 3 11 1.2 9 20 2.0 .510 .507 1.5 0.9 15 564/D
1985 31 DET AL 156 522 -14 1 2 11 2 2 0.2 18 19 1.9 .501 .501 0.8 1.4 9 $250,000 *5/642D
1986 32 DET AL 98 310 -2 -1 0 -5 1 -8 -0.7 11 3 0.3 .492 .495 0.8 -0.4 8 $325,000 54D6/98
1987 33 DET AL 143 490 -12 1 -0 -5 3 -13 -1.2 17 3 0.3 .491 .492 0.8 -0.1 8 $360,000 *564
1988 34 DET AL 136 498 -7 0 0 -1 2 -6 -0.5 17 11 1.1 .496 .496 1.2 0.1 13 $350,000 *5/64
1989 35 NYY AL 66 183 -8 -2 -0 -8 1 -18 -1.9 7 -11 -1.2 .471 .488 -0.4 -0.8 -3 $475,000 5/64D9
1990 36 CLE AL 64 172 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.6 -0.0 5 $425,000 54/63D
12 Seasons 1336 4258 -86 -6 5 35 26 -26 -2.1 146 120 11.6 .498 .499 8.0 6.7 85 $2,185,000
DET (10 yrs) 1206 3903 -76 -4 5 45 24 -7 -0.0 134 127 12.4 .499 .500 7.8 7.5 82 $1,285,000
CLE (1 yr) 64 172 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.6 -0.0 5 $425,000
NYY (1 yr) 66 183 -8 -2 -0 -8 1 -18 -1.9 7 -11 -1.2 .471 .488 -0.4 -0.8 -3 $475,000

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
1984 30 DET AL ALCS KCR W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ❍ 30 DET AL WS SDP W 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 33 DET AL ALCS MIN L 5 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 10 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 ALCS 7 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1979 DET AL 25 3B 42 38 34 338.0 146 39 99 8 11 .945 8 30 3.67 3.29 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 DET AL 25 2B 19 17 8 135.0 82 37 42 3 10 .963 -2 -17 5.27 4.16 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 DET AL 25 DH 1 1
1980 DET AL 26 3B 138 128 114 1133.0 420 112 279 29 27 .931 3 3 3.11 2.83 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 DET AL 26 2B 9 8 4 62.0 39 13 26 0 10 1.000 2 33 5.66 4.33 .981 5.60 5.58
1980 DET AL 26 DH 1 0
1980 DET AL 26 SS 1 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -48 7.20 4.00 .962 5.04 5.00
1981 DET AL 27 3B 71 70 52 587.2 207 58 139 10 13 .952 4 9 3.02 2.77 .950 2.95 2.94
1982 DET AL 28 3B 113 80 69 784.1 296 72 206 18 20 .939 11 17 3.19 2.46 .954 3.07 3.05
1982 DET AL 28 2B 26 19 13 166.0 96 37 57 2 7 .979 1 7 5.10 3.62 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 DET AL 28 SS 9 4 2 33.2 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 1 32 5.35 2.22 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 DET AL 28 CF 1 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 4.50 3.00 .987 2.85 2.80
1982 DET AL 28 OF 1 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 4.50 3.00 .983 2.40 2.50
1983 DET AL 29 3B 103 72 59 706.0 235 54 164 17 21 .928 7 11 2.78 2.12 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 DET AL 29 SS 30 17 15 166.2 101 35 62 4 9 .960 4 30 5.24 3.23 .963 4.75 4.72
1983 DET AL 29 2B 10 8 2 57.0 37 8 28 1 4 .973 2 38 5.68 3.60 .981 5.35 5.32
1983 DET AL 29 DH 1 0
1984 DET AL 30 3B 68 22 14 297.0 98 32 63 3 10 .969 8 32 2.88 1.40 .950 2.75 2.73
1984 DET AL 30 SS 28 22 11 192.0 119 38 76 5 11 .958 1 7 5.34 4.07 .962 4.76 4.72
1984 DET AL 30 2B 26 19 6 145.2 80 28 48 4 14 .950 -4 -36 4.70 2.92 .980 5.24 5.21
1984 DET AL 30 DH 1 0
1985 DET AL 31 3B 151 134 105 1191.0 407 123 261 23 26 .943 10 10 2.90 2.54 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 DET AL 31 SS 8 1 1 24.0 13 3 9 1 1 .923 0 15 4.50 1.50 .964 4.65 4.60
1985 DET AL 31 2B 3 2 1 19.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 -0 -6 3.72 2.67 .982 5.26 5.23
1985 DET AL 31 C 1 0 0 5.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 14.40 8.00 .988 6.12 6.00 0 0 2 0 0% 33% 0
1985 DET AL 31 DH 1 0
1986 DET AL 32 3B 35 31 26 274.2 89 26 59 4 4 .955 2 11 2.79 2.43 .948 2.74 2.71
1986 DET AL 32 2B 31 25 21 225.1 130 67 61 2 18 .985 -6 -34 5.11 4.13 .981 5.10 5.05
1986 DET AL 32 DH 14 11
1986 DET AL 32 SS 14 9 6 94.0 38 13 24 1 4 .974 -1 -9 3.54 2.64 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 DET AL 32 OF 3 1 0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -72 0.00 0.00 2.43 2.37
1986 DET AL 32 RF 3 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.14 2.07
1986 DET AL 32 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1987 DET AL 33 3B 122 111 85 965.2 307 85 208 14 15 .954 -1 -1 2.73 2.40 .952 2.77 2.74
1987 DET AL 33 SS 16 11 9 106.0 44 14 28 2 8 .955 -0 -2 3.57 2.63 .970 4.59 4.54
1987 DET AL 33 2B 11 5 4 62.0 43 20 20 3 10 .930 -4 -68 5.81 3.64 .980 5.12 5.06
1988 DET AL 34 3B 136 126 114 1140.2 352 101 234 17 16 .952 -1 -1 2.64 2.46 .954 2.71 2.69
1988 DET AL 34 SS 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.80 4.67
1988 DET AL 34 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.10
1989 NYY AL 35 3B 51 36 25 322.1 94 17 70 7 4 .926 -8 -31 2.43 1.71 .943 2.73 2.70
1989 NYY AL 35 SS 7 1 1 18.2 9 2 7 0 2 1.000 -0 -13 4.34 1.29 .971 4.82 4.74
1989 NYY AL 35 2B 5 1 1 26.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 -1 -28 3.81 2.20 .981 5.23 5.18
1989 NYY AL 35 DH 3 2
1989 NYY AL 35 OF 3 2 1 16.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 75 2.81 1.67 .980 2.42 2.40
1989 NYY AL 35 RF 3 2 1 16.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 75 2.81 1.67 .980 2.31 2.30
1990 CLE AL 36 3B 35 19 15 184.2 65 9 51 5 4 .923 2 16 2.92 1.71 .944 2.75 2.73
1990 CLE AL 36 2B 21 18 13 153.1 89 40 48 1 14 .989 -3 -20 5.17 4.19 .984 5.23 5.18
1990 CLE AL 36 SS 3 1 0 10.0 9 5 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -24 8.10 3.00 .973 4.77 4.70
1990 CLE AL 36 1B 2 1 0 7.1 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -115 4.91 2.00 .992 9.57 9.55
1990 CLE AL 36 DH 1 0
12 Seasons 3B 1065 867 712 7925.0 2716 728 1833 155 171 .943 46 7 2.91 2.40 .952 2.89 2.86
11 Seasons 2B 162 122 73 1052.2 616 256 344 16 89 .974 -15 -17 5.13 3.70 .981 5.28 5.24
10 Seasons SS 119 66 45 653.0 357 119 225 13 37 .964 5 8 4.74 2.89 .965 4.70 4.67
8 Seasons DH 23 14
3 Seasons OF 7 3 1 32.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 22 2.25 1.14 .981 2.42 2.40
2 Seasons RF 6 3 1 24.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 30 1.88 0.83 .980 2.25 2.18
1 Season 1B 2 1 0 7.1 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -115 4.91 2.00 .992 9.57 9.55
2 Seasons CF 2 0 0 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 1.50 .987 2.81 2.80
1 Season C 1 0 0 5.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 14.40 8.00 .988 6.12 6.00 0 0 2 0 0% 33% 0
12 Seasons TOT 1356 1059 831 9675.0 3709 1120 2405 184 298 .950 35 4 3.28 2.60 .958 3.27 3.31 0 0 2 0 0% 33% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 Aug 24th AL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
1982 AL  1.7 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1985 AL  34 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1980 AL  11 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1980 AL  29 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  138 (4th)
Career  1,065 (90th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  112 (5th)
1985 AL  123 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  279 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  29 (1st)
1982 AL  18 (5th)
1983 AL  17 (3rd)
1985 AL  23 (1st)
1988 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  27 (5th)
Career  171 (94th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (4th)
1981 AL  4 (4th)
1982 AL  11 (3rd)
1984 AL  8 (4th)
1985 AL  10 (2nd)
Career  46 (30th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1982 AL  3.19 (5th)
Career  2.91 (24th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  2.83 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1981 AL  .952 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1690), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (180th), 11.6 career WAR/11.4 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 31 Detroit Tigers $250,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 32 Detroit Tigers $325,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 33 Detroit Tigers $360,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 34 Detroit Tigers $350,000* ?
1989 35 New York Yankees $475,000* ?
1990 36 Cleveland Indians $425,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,185,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $362,500 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $450,000 - 11/1/89 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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Name and misspellings: Thomas Dale tim Tom tommy Brookens

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