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Chris Brown

John Christopher Brown

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 15, 1961 in Jackson, MS
High School: Crenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1984 (Age 23.019)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Padres/Tigers 1984-1989
Agents: Eric Goldschmidt [*]
Final Game: May 16, 1989 (Age 27.274)
Died: December 26, 2006 in Houston, TX
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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
1984 22 SFG NL 23 95 84 6 24 7 0 1 11 2 1 9 19 .286 .358 .405 .763 117 34 4 1 0 1 0 5
1985 23 SFG NL 131 482 432 50 117 20 3 16 61 2 3 38 78 .271 .345 .442 .787 124 191 19 11 1 0 4 *5 RoY-4
1986 ★ 24 SFG NL 116 463 416 57 132 16 3 7 49 13 9 33 43 .317 .376 .421 .796 125 175 9 9 0 5 4 *5/6 AS
1987 25 TOT NL 82 317 287 34 68 9 0 12 40 4 4 20 46 .237 .299 .394 .693 85 113 14 6 3 1 1 5/6
1987 25 SFG NL 38 144 132 17 32 6 0 6 17 1 3 9 16 .242 .306 .424 .730 95 56 7 3 0 0 1 5/6
1987 25 SDP NL 44 173 155 17 36 3 0 6 23 3 1 11 30 .232 .294 .368 .662 78 57 7 3 3 1 0 5
1988 26 SDP NL 80 274 247 14 58 6 0 2 19 0 0 19 49 .235 .295 .283 .579 68 70 9 3 3 2 3 5
1989 27 DET AL 17 59 57 3 11 3 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .193 .203 .246 .449 28 14 3 0 0 1 0 5
6 Yrs 449 1690 1523 164 410 61 6 38 184 21 17 120 252 .269 .333 .392 .725 104 597 58 30 7 10 12
162 Game Avg. 162 610 550 59 148 22 2 14 66 8 6 43 91 .269 .333 .392 .725 104 215 21 11 3 4 4
SFG (4 yrs) 308 1184 1064 130 305 49 6 30 138 18 16 89 156 .287 .353 .429 .782 120 456 39 24 1 6 9
SDP (2 yrs) 124 447 402 31 94 9 0 8 42 3 1 30 79 .234 .295 .316 .611 72 127 16 6 6 3 3
DET (1 yr) 17 59 57 3 11 3 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .193 .203 .246 .449 28 14 3 0 0 1 0
NL (5 yrs) 432 1631 1466 161 399 58 6 38 180 21 17 119 235 .272 .337 .398 .735 107 583 55 30 7 9 12
AL (1 yr) 17 59 57 3 11 3 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .193 .203 .246 .449 28 14 3 0 0 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
1984 22 SFG NL 23 95 3 -0 -1 -5 0 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .488 .498 0.6 -0.5 5 5
1985 23 SFG NL 131 482 13 -2 -2 0 2 11 1.2 16 27 2.9 .509 .507 2.8 0.2 27 $60,000 *5 RoY-4
1986 ★ 24 SFG NL 116 463 15 -3 1 0 2 16 1.6 16 31 3.2 .515 .510 3.2 0.2 31 $155,000 *5/6 AS
1987 25 SFG NL 38 144 -1 -2 -1 -4 1 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.3 .479 .495 0.1 -0.3 1 5/6
1987 25 SDP NL 44 173 -3 0 -0 0 1 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.2 0.1 3 $215,000 5
1988 26 SDP NL 80 274 -9 0 -1 3 1 -6 -0.8 9 3 0.2 .491 .496 -0.1 0.4 1 $265,000 5
1989 27 DET AL 17 59 -6 -0 -0 1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .496 -0.5 0.1 -4 $277,500 5
6 Seasons 449 1690 13 -7 -5 -5 6 1 0.1 58 59 5.9 .500 .503 6.1 0.1 64 $972,500
SFG (4 yrs) 308 1184 31 -8 -3 -8 4 16 1.8 40 56 5.9 .506 .506 6.5 -0.5 65 $215,000
SDP (2 yrs) 124 447 -12 1 -2 3 1 -9 -1.1 15 6 0.5 .492 .496 0.1 0.5 3 $480,000
DET (1 yr) 17 59 -6 -0 -0 1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .496 -0.5 0.1 -4 $277,500

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
1984 SFG NL 22 3B 23 23 21 200.0 70 23 40 7 3 .900 -5 -29 2.84 2.74 .943 2.79 2.78
1985 SFG NL 23 3B 120 120 106 1020.1 347 94 243 10 15 .971 0 0 2.97 2.81 .948 2.88 2.88 RoY-4
1986 SFG NL 24 3B 111 110 98 951.0 268 73 177 18 17 .933 -1 -1 2.37 2.25 .946 2.72 2.72 AS
1986 SFG NL 24 SS 2 0 0 6.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 160 6.00 2.00 .962 4.80 4.75 AS
1987 TOT NL 25 3B 80 78 67 665.1 208 60 132 16 17 .923 -4 -7 2.60 2.40 .951 2.82 2.80
1987 SFG NL 25 3B 37 36 30 306.2 105 33 62 10 5 .905 -4 -15 2.79 2.57 .951 2.82 2.80
1987 SFG NL 25 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.70
1987 SDP NL 25 3B 43 42 37 358.2 103 27 70 6 12 .942 0 0 2.43 2.26 .951 2.82 2.80
1988 SDP NL 26 3B 72 70 57 591.1 195 54 131 10 15 .949 3 5 2.82 2.57 .947 2.77 2.78
1989 DET AL 27 3B 17 17 14 134.0 44 15 25 4 4 .909 1 6 2.69 2.35 .943 2.73 2.70
6 Seasons 3B 423 418 363 3562.0 1132 319 748 65 71 .943 -5 -2 2.70 2.52 .947 2.80 2.79
2 Seasons SS 3 0 0 7.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 120 5.14 1.33 .962 4.76 4.73
6 Seasons TOT 426 418 363 3569.0 1136 319 752 65 71 .943 -5 -2 2.70 2.51 .947 2.80 2.81
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
1986 NL  .317 (10th)**

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1985 NL  11 (1st)
1986 NL  9 (2nd)
1987 NL  6 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1985 NL  19 (7th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1985 NL  94 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1985 NL  243 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1986 NL  18 (5th)
1987 NL  16 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1985 NL  2.97 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1985 NL  2.81 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1985 NL  .971 (1st)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1900), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1531), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (257th), 5.9 career WAR/5.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 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 23 San Francisco Giants $60,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 24 San Francisco Giants $155,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 25 San Diego Padres $215,000 ? Scully, Business of MLB, p. 164
1988 26 San Diego Padres $265,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88 Arbitration loss; $410,000 request
1989 27 Detroit Tigers $277,500 ? Larry Grasso corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$972,500
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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Name and misspellings: John Chris Christopher Brown

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