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Rick Burleson

Richard Paul Burleson (Rooster)

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

Born: April 29, 1951 in Lynwood, CA
High Schools: Warren HS (South Gate, CA), Warren HS (Downey, CA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1974 (Age 23.005)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Angels/Orioles 1974-1987
Agents: Jack Sands [*]
Final Game: July 8, 1987 (Age 36.070)
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Standard Batting

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
1974 23 BOS AL 114 415 384 36 109 22 0 4 44 3 3 21 34 .284 .320 .372 .693 93 143 13 2 3 5 0 64/5 RoY-4
1975 24 BOS AL 158 654 580 66 146 25 1 6 62 8 5 45 44 .252 .305 .329 .634 73 191 18 3 17 9 1 *6 MVP-13
1976 25 BOS AL 152 616 540 75 157 27 1 7 42 14 9 60 37 .291 .365 .383 .748 109 207 15 5 8 3 2 *6
1977 ★ 26 BOS AL 154 721 663 80 194 36 7 3 52 13 12 47 69 .293 .338 .382 .720 87 253 15 2 3 6 1 *6 AS,MVP-22
1978 ★ 27 BOS AL 145 685 626 75 155 32 5 5 49 8 8 40 71 .248 .295 .339 .633 70 212 16 4 10 5 2 *6 AS,MVP-36
1979 ★ 28 BOS AL 153 682 627 93 174 32 5 5 60 9 5 35 54 .278 .315 .368 .683 80 231 13 3 9 8 0 *6 AS,MVP-21,GG
1980 29 BOS AL 155 718 644 89 179 29 2 8 51 12 13 62 51 .278 .341 .366 .708 90 236 24 2 6 4 0 *6
1981 ★ 30 CAL AL 109 490 430 53 126 17 1 5 33 4 6 42 38 .293 .357 .372 .729 112 160 8 3 11 4 2 *6 AS,SS
1982 31 CAL AL 11 53 45 4 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 3 .156 .255 .178 .433 22 8 2 0 2 0 2 6
1983 32 CAL AL 33 134 119 22 34 7 0 0 11 0 2 12 12 .286 .348 .345 .693 93 41 5 0 2 1 0 6
1984 33 CAL AL 7 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
1986 35 CAL AL 93 312 271 35 77 14 0 5 29 1 3 33 32 .284 .363 .391 .754 107 106 2 1 6 1 1 D6/45
1987 36 BAL AL 62 232 206 26 43 14 1 2 14 0 2 17 30 .209 .279 .316 .594 60 65 7 3 6 0 0 4/D
13 Yrs 1346 5717 5139 656 1401 256 23 50 449 72 68 420 477 .273 .328 .361 .689 87 1853 138 28 84 46 11
162 Game Avg. 162 688 619 79 169 31 3 6 54 9 8 51 57 .273 .328 .361 .689 87 223 17 3 10 6 1
BOS (7 yrs) 1031 4491 4064 514 1114 203 21 38 360 67 55 310 360 .274 .326 .362 .688 85 1473 114 21 56 40 6
CAL (5 yrs) 253 994 869 116 244 39 1 10 75 5 11 93 87 .281 .351 .362 .713 102 315 17 4 22 6 5
BAL (1 yr) 62 232 206 26 43 14 1 2 14 0 2 17 30 .209 .279 .316 .594 60 65 7 3 6 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
1974 23 BOS AL 114 415 -4 -1 -1 10 7 10 1.2 15 25 2.7 .510 .507 1.6 1.9 16 64/5 RoY-4
1975 24 BOS AL 158 654 -20 -1 -1 8 10 -3 -0.2 23 20 2.0 .498 .498 1.2 2.0 12 $32,000 *6 MVP-13
1976 25 BOS AL 152 616 9 1 -1 -6 10 12 1.4 22 34 3.6 .509 .508 4.3 0.4 40 *6
1977 ★ 26 BOS AL 154 721 -15 1 0 1 10 -2 -0.1 23 21 2.2 .498 .499 2.0 1.2 20 $125,000 *6 AS,MVP-22
1978 ★ 27 BOS AL 145 685 -24 -1 -0 10 10 -6 -0.5 22 16 1.5 .496 .496 0.5 2.2 6 *6 AS,MVP-36
1979 ★ 28 BOS AL 153 682 -17 3 -1 19 10 14 1.6 23 38 3.8 .510 .509 1.8 3.0 19 $125,000 *6 AS,MVP-21,GG
1980 29 BOS AL 155 718 -6 -2 -2 2 10 2 0.3 23 24 2.4 .501 .501 2.2 1.4 22 *6
1981 ★ 30 CAL AL 109 490 9 0 2 10 7 27 3.0 16 43 4.5 .527 .519 3.5 1.8 33 *6 AS,SS
1982 31 CAL AL 11 53 -6 -1 -1 6 1 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .487 .499 -0.6 0.7 -5 6
1983 32 CAL AL 33 134 -2 -1 -0 -6 2 -7 -0.7 5 -3 -0.3 .477 .495 0.3 -0.4 3 6
1984 33 CAL AL 7 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1986 35 CAL AL 93 312 2 1 0 -4 -1 -2 -0.1 11 9 0.9 .498 .499 1.2 -0.4 13 $856,667 D6/45
1987 36 BAL AL 62 232 -10 -1 -1 -2 1 -13 -1.3 8 -6 -0.5 .479 .492 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $200,000 4/D
13 Seasons 1346 5717 -86 -2 -5 47 75 30 4.4 192 222 22.6 .503 .503 17.7 13.5 175 $1,338,667
BOS (7 yrs) 1031 4491 -77 -0 -5 44 66 27 3.7 152 179 18.2 .503 .502 13.6 12.0 135 $282,000
CAL (5 yrs) 253 994 2 -1 1 5 8 16 1.9 33 48 5.0 .507 .507 4.4 1.6 43 $856,667
BAL (1 yr) 62 232 -10 -1 -1 -2 1 -13 -1.3 8 -6 -0.5 .479 .492 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $200,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1974 23 BOS AL 415 299 43 3.9 95 .299 .284 .267 .320 .333 .372 .384 .693 .717 93 .470 -3.5 -0.4 .570 .143 .089 3.4
1975 24 BOS AL 654 483 58 3.2 100 .260 .252 .268 .305 .339 .329 .394 .634 .733 73 .371 -21.2 -2.2 .530 .160 .078 6.9
1976 25 BOS AL 616 418 76 4.9 96 .301 .291 .270 .365 .336 .383 .381 .748 .717 109 .594 8.4 0.9 .681 .213 .093 9.3
1977 26 BOS AL 721 505 83 4.4 110 .320 .293 .281 .338 .347 .382 .427 .720 .774 87 .477 -12.7 -1.2 .611 .161 .089 4.9
1978 27 BOS AL 685 510 60 3.2 103 .270 .248 .274 .295 .341 .339 .404 .633 .746 70 .359 -27.1 -2.8 .517 .155 .091 6.2
1979 28 BOS AL 682 488 72 3.9 107 .293 .278 .277 .315 .342 .368 .419 .683 .761 80 .418 -18.8 -1.8 .580 .153 .091 6.4
1980 29 BOS AL 718 512 76 4.0 104 .290 .278 .276 .341 .339 .366 .409 .708 .749 90 .436 -8.4 -0.8 .596 .183 .089 9.6
1981 30 CAL AL 490 333 58 4.7 88 .309 .293 .255 .357 .319 .372 .371 .729 .690 112 .561 7.9 0.8 .638 .172 .079 4.4
1982 31 CAL AL 53 42 2 1.3 99 .167 .156 .264 .255 .328 .178 .402 .433 .730 22 .088 -4.8 -0.5 .350 .156 .022
1983 32 CAL AL 134 95 13 3.7 97 .315 .286 .264 .348 .326 .345 .399 .693 .725 93 .403 -0.6 -0.1 .554 .143 .059
1984 33 CAL AL 5 5 0 0.0 96 .000 .000 .262 .000 .325 .000 .396 .000 .721 -100 .000 -1.1 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1986 35 CAL AL 312 206 40 5.2 99 .306 .284 .260 .363 .328 .391 .406 .754 .734 107 .548 3.7 0.4 .693 .221 .107 1.7
1987 36 BAL AL 232 178 17 2.6 103 .236 .209 .262 .279 .329 .316 .420 .594 .749 60 .227 -11.6 -1.1 .483 .180 .107 .0
13 Yrs 5717 4074 598 3.9 101 .290 .273 .271 .328 .337 .361 .402 .689 .739 87 .447 -89.8 -8.9 .584 .170 .088 59.0
162 Game Avg. 688 490 72 3.9 101 .290 .273 .271 .328 .337 .361 .402 .689 .739 87 .447 -89.8 -8.9 .584 .170 .088 7
BOS (7 yrs) 4491 3215 468 3.9 103 .290 .274 .274 .326 .340 .362 .405 .688 .745 85 .445 -83.3 -8.4 .582 .168 .088 48.5
CAL (5 yrs) 994 681 113 4.5 93 .301 .281 .258 .351 .324 .362 .387 .713 .711 102 .509 5.2 0.5 .622 .182 .082 6.7
BAL (1 yr) 232 178 17 2.6 103 .236 .209 .262 .279 .329 .316 .420 .594 .749 60 .227 -11.6 -1.1 .483 .180 .107 .0

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
1975 24 BOS AL ALCS OAK W 3 11 9 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .444 .500 .667 1.167 6 0 0 1 0 0
1975 24 BOS AL WS CIN L 7 28 24 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 2 .292 .393 .333 .726 8 2 0 0 0 1
1986 35 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 4 12 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .545 3 0 0 1 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 14 51 44 3 14 3 0 0 3 0 1 5 2 .318 .388 .386 .774 17 2 0 2 0 1
2 ALCS 7 23 20 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .350 .381 .450 .831 9 0 0 2 0 0
1 WS 7 28 24 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 2 .292 .393 .333 .726 8 2 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1977 BOS AL 26 as SS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 BOS AL 27 DNP
1979 BOS AL 28 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CAL AL 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (3 GP) 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1974 23 BOS AL 415 1.0% 8.2% 5.1% 6.3% 24% 1.62 11.3 96.0 8.7 1.06 85%
1975 24 BOS AL 654 0.9% 6.7% 6.9% 4.9% 22% 0.98 13.2 96.7 9.4 1.08 82%
1976 25 BOS AL 616 1.1% 6.0% 9.7% 5.7% 22% 0.62 14.6 77.1 12.9 1.35 81%
1977 26 BOS AL 721 0.4% 9.6% 6.5% 6.4% 24% 1.47 9.6 221.0 12.8 1.41 83%
1978 27 BOS AL 685 0.7% 10.4% 5.8% 6.1% 27% 1.78 8.8 125.2 12.8 1.37 81%
1979 28 BOS AL 682 0.7% 7.9% 5.1% 6.2% 24% 1.54 11.6 125.4 10.5 1.22 84%
1980 29 BOS AL 718 1.1% 7.1% 8.6% 5.4% 22% 0.82 12.6 80.5 12.6 1.49 82%
1981 30 CAL AL 490 1.0% 7.8% 8.6% 4.7% 18% 0.90 11.3 86.0 13.0 1.07 80%
1982 31 CAL AL 53 0.0% 5.7% 11.3% 1.9% 14% 0.50 15.0 22.5 1.50 79%
1983 32 CAL AL 134 0.0% 9.0% 9.0% 5.2% 21% 1.00 9.9 10.8 1.25 81%
1984 33 CAL AL 5 0.0% 40.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 40%
1986 35 CAL AL 312 1.6% 10.3% 10.6% 6.1% 25% 0.97 8.5 54.2 9.3 0.87 75%
1987 36 BAL AL 232 0.9% 12.9% 7.3% 7.3% 40% 1.76 6.9 103.0 14.7 1.12 75%
13 Yrs 5717 0.9% 8.3% 7.4% 5.8% 24% 1.14 10.8 102.8 11.4 1.24 81%
MLB Averages 2.1% 13.5% 8.5% 6.6% 28% 1.58 6.6 43.4 8.5 1.09 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1974 23 BOS AL -3.5 -0.4 424 -0.6 6.6 -7.2 1.01 -0.5 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2 0.95 -8.3 0.10 1
1975 24 BOS AL -21.2 -2.2 678 -1.8 9.7 -11.5 .95 -2.0 0.1 -24.8 -2.4 0.97 -25.4 0
1976 25 BOS AL 8.4 0.9 645 1.0 11.3 -10.4 .99 0.5 0.5 -2.4 -0.2 0.93 5.7 0
1977 26 BOS AL -12.7 -1.2 761 -0.5 11.8 -12.3 .95 -1.3 0.8 -20.8 -1.9 0.93 -19.8 0
1978 27 BOS AL -27.1 -2.8 708 -2.0 10.7 -12.7 1.03 -1.9 -0.0 -19.6 -1.9 0.96 -21.4 2.64 0
1979 28 BOS AL -18.8 -1.8 705 -2.3 9.8 -12.0 .98 -1.3 -1.0 -12.8 -1.2 0.94 -17.2 3.93 1
1980 29 BOS AL -8.4 -0.8 752 -1.9 11.7 -13.7 1.01 -0.9 -1.0 -16.9 -1.6 0.94 -11.2 0
1981 30 CAL AL 7.9 0.8 511 -0.2 7.9 -8.0 .99 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 0.98 0.4 0
1982 31 CAL AL -4.8 -0.5 54 -1.0 0.5 -1.5 1.34 -0.6 -0.1 -6.7 -0.7 0.94 -5.9 0
1983 32 CAL AL -0.6 -0.1 138 0.1 2.2 -2.1 .90 -0.2 0.3 1.3 0.1 0.92 -2.0 1.77 2
1984 33 CAL AL -1.1 -0.1 5 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 1.62 -0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 1.08 -0.5 1.62 4
1986 35 CAL AL 3.7 0.4 324 0.1 5.6 -5.5 1.05 0.1 -0.0 4.3 0.4 0.96 1.4 1.95 11
1987 36 BAL AL -11.6 -1.1 239 -0.9 3.7 -4.6 1.00 -1.1 0.2 -10.4 -1.0 0.91 -14.3 2
13 Yrs -89.8 -8.9 5944 -10.2 91.5 -101.7 .99 -9.4 -0.8 -111.4 -10.8 0.95 -118.6 1.69 21

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1974 23 BOS AL 5 0 25% 156 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 2 5 46% 18 9 8 3 2 1 23 11 11
1975 24 BOS AL 11 0 32% 245 8 5 62% 8 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 0 4 4 1 17 60% 38 19 17 9 4 5 25 3 21
1976 25 BOS AL 8 0 32% 289 14 9 61% 13 7 1 0 0 2 2 1 6 0 4 0 2 17 60% 47 18 29 11 8 3 19 4 14
1977 26 BOS AL 5 0 32% 324 13 12 52% 13 11 0 1 0 0 1 0 10 0 5 3 2 18 47% 39 22 15 11 6 5 20 6 13
1978 27 BOS AL 11 0 36% 267 8 8 50% 6 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 2 15 41% 37 25 11 5 4 1 21 6 14
1979 28 BOS AL 10 0 43% 261 9 5 64% 9 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 6 0 4 0 2 19 55% 43 23 19 10 6 4 23 4 19
1980 29 BOS AL 9 0 35% 324 12 13 48% 10 10 2 2 0 1 4 2 8 1 2 2 3 22 51% 56 28 28 15 9 5 18 6 12
1981 30 CAL AL 7 0 29% 231 4 6 40% 4 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 13 46% 27 18 9 3 2 1 16 4 11
1982 31 CAL AL 0 0 31% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 38% 5 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1
1983 32 CAL AL 0 0 48% 62 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 42% 11 5 5 3 1 2 5 3 1
1984 33 CAL AL 0 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1986 35 CAL AL 1 0 27% 130 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 3 0 1 11 39% 15 11 4 4 3 1 12 5 7
1987 36 BAL AL 4 0 39% 78 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 10% 7 6 1 3 3 0 0 0 0
13 Yrs 71 0 34% 2386 72 68 51% 67 58 5 6 0 4 15 7 62 1 30 12 19 148 50% 343 186 148 79 49 28 185 52 126

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1974 23 BOS AL 415 32% 109 1 0 0 0 0.10 4 0 11 4 0 3 1 0 4 3 75% 82 13 16% 39 13 33% 264 43 16% 26 13 50% 22 14 64% 0
1975 24 BOS AL 654 25% 146 0 0 0 0 6 0 13 4 2 3 3 0 23 17 74% 134 18 13% 78 31 40% 404 58 14% 41 19 46% 21 14 67% 0
1976 25 BOS AL 616 28% 157 0 0 0 0 7 0 11 5 2 3 4 0 12 8 67% 100 15 15% 57 20 35% 303 37 12% 33 15 45% 14 9 64% 0
1977 26 BOS AL 721 23% 194 0 0 0 0 3 0 13 2 1 2 1 0 4 3 75% 106 15 14% 55 19 35% 351 49 14% 41 21 51% 15 11 73% 0
1978 27 BOS AL 685 24% 155 0 0 0 0 2.64 5 0 16 4 1 3 2 0 10 10 100% 122 16 13% 60 25 42% 371 48 13% 35 17 49% 21 12 57% 0
1979 28 BOS AL 682 26% 174 1 0 0 0 3.93 5 1 13 3 2 4 1 1 9 9 100% 120 13 11% 67 30 45% 378 58 15% 44 25 57% 30 17 57% 0
1980 29 BOS AL 718 27% 179 0 0 0 0 8 0 13 3 5 3 5 0 7 6 86% 111 24 22% 55 25 45% 383 48 13% 35 22 63% 14 7 50% 0
1981 30 CAL AL 490 27% 126 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 3 2 2 3 0 18 11 61% 105 8 8% 69 27 39% 304 28 9% 27 13 48% 29 11 38% 0
1982 31 CAL AL 53 13% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 7 2 29% 4 2 50% 32 2 6% 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
1983 32 CAL AL 134 32% 34 2 1 0 0 1.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 25 5 20% 15 4 27% 66 11 17% 4 3 75% 6 4 67% 0
1984 33 CAL AL 5 40% 0 4 0 0 0 1.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1986 35 CAL AL 312 56% 77 11 3 0 1 1.95 5 0 11 1 4 2 3 0 6 6 100% 46 2 4% 29 12 41% 189 24 13% 13 4 31% 15 11 73% 0
1987 36 BAL AL 232 39% 43 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 6 6 100% 51 7 14% 24 7 29% 128 14 11% 9 4 44% 9 5 56% 0
13 Yrs 5717 28% 1401 21 4 0 1 1.69 50 1 117 31 19 27 23 1 104 84 81% 1011 138 14% 553 216 39% 3175 420 13% 310 156 50% 198 116 59% 0
MLB Averages 57% 79% 11% 35% 15% 51% 54%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1974 23 114 415 384 36 109 22 0 4 44 3 3 21 34 .284 .320 .372 .693 93 143 13 2 3 5 0
1975 24 272 1069 964 102 255 47 1 10 106 11 8 66 78 .265 .311 .346 .657 81 334 31 5 20 14 1
1976 25 424 1685 1504 177 412 74 2 17 148 25 17 126 115 .274 .331 .360 .690 91 541 46 10 28 17 3
1977 26 578 2406 2167 257 606 110 9 20 200 38 29 173 184 .280 .333 .366 .699 90 794 61 12 31 23 4
1978 27 723 3091 2793 332 761 142 14 25 249 46 37 213 255 .272 .325 .360 .685 85 1006 77 16 41 28 6
1979 28 876 3773 3420 425 935 174 19 30 309 55 42 248 309 .273 .323 .362 .685 84 1237 90 19 50 36 6
1980 29 1031 4491 4064 514 1114 203 21 38 360 67 55 310 360 .274 .326 .362 .688 85 1473 114 21 56 40 6
1981 30 1140 4981 4494 567 1240 220 22 43 393 71 61 352 398 .276 .329 .363 .692 88 1633 122 24 67 44 8
1982 31 1151 5034 4539 571 1247 221 22 43 395 71 61 358 401 .275 .328 .362 .690 87 1641 124 24 69 44 10
1983 32 1184 5168 4658 593 1281 228 22 43 406 71 63 370 413 .275 .329 .361 .690 87 1682 129 24 71 45 10
1984 33 1191 5173 4662 595 1281 228 22 43 406 71 63 370 415 .275 .328 .361 .689 87 1682 129 24 72 45 10
1985 34 1191 5173 4662 595 1281 228 22 43 406 71 63 370 415 .275 .328 .361 .689 87 1682 129 24 72 45 10
1986 35 1284 5485 4933 630 1358 242 22 48 435 72 66 403 447 .275 .330 .362 .693 88 1788 131 25 78 46 11
1987 36 1346 5717 5139 656 1401 256 23 50 449 72 68 420 477 .273 .328 .361 .689 87 1853 138 28 84 46 11

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1974 23 114 420 388 38 113 23 0 4 47 3 22 34 .291 .329 .381 .710 49 114
1975 24 159 660 585 67 148 25 1 6 63 8 46 44 .253 .306 .330 .636 59 158
1976 25 153 625 547 79 162 28 1 7 44 14 62 37 .296 .371 .389 .761 78 152
1977 26 154 710 654 74 185 34 7 3 48 12 45 69 .283 .328 .370 .698 79 154
1978 27 145 685 626 75 155 32 5 5 49 8 40 71 .248 .295 .339 .633 62 145
1979 28 154 681 627 90 171 31 5 5 58 9 34 54 .273 .310 .362 .672 70 153
1980 29 155 717 643 88 178 29 2 8 51 12 62 51 .277 .340 .365 .706 80 155
1981 30 165 769 671 94 211 28 2 8 59 7 70 58 .314 .380 .398 .778 101 109
1982 31 11 53 45 4 7 1 0 0 2 0 6 3 .156 .255 .178 .433 2 11
1983 32 33 135 120 23 35 7 0 0 11 0 12 12 .292 .353 .350 .703 15 33
1984 33 7 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
1986 35 93 315 273 37 79 14 0 5 30 1 34 32 .289 .369 .396 .765 40 93
1987 36 62 231 205 25 42 14 1 2 14 0 17 30 .205 .276 .312 .588 17 62
13 Yrs 1405 6006 5388 696 1486 266 24 53 476 74 450 497 .276 .332 .364 .696 652 1346
162 Game Avg. 162 693 621 80 171 31 3 6 55 9 52 57 .276 .332 .364 .696 75 1346



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1993 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (13, 8%)
1977 AL (22, 1%)
1978 AL (36, 0%)
1979 AL (21, 2%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

Gold Gloves
1979 AL (SS)

Silver Sluggers
1981 AL (SS)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Aug 22nd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1981 AL  4.5 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1981 AL  4.5 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1981 AL  3.5 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1974 AL  1.9 (9th)
1975 AL  2.0 (8th)
1978 AL  2.2 (4th)
1979 AL  3.0 (3rd)
1981 AL  1.8 (7th)
Career  13.5 (129th)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  158 (5th)
1981 AL  109 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1977 AL  663 (1st)
1978 AL  626 (4th)
1979 AL  627 (6th)
1980 AL  644 (5th)
1981 AL  430 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1977 AL  721 (1st)
1978 AL  685 (8th)
1980 AL  718 (5th)
1981 AL  490 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1977 AL  194 (5th)
1980 AL  179 (9th)
1981 AL  126 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 AL  36 (5th)
1978 AL  32 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1977 AL  148 (5th)
1979 AL  132 (7th)
1980 AL  140 (9th)
1981 AL  103 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1977 AL  243 (10th)
1981 AL  171 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  17 (4th)
1981 AL  11 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1975 AL  9 (5th)
1979 AL  8 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1975 AL  18 (8th)
1980 AL  24 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1980 AL  13 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  13.2 (5th)
1976 AL  14.6 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 AL  483 (2nd)
1977 AL  505 (1st)
1978 AL  510 (1st)
1979 AL  488 (8th)
1980 AL  512 (2nd)
1981 AL  333 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 20 (1046), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (816), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (922), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (99th), 22.6 career WAR/21.1 7yr-peak WAR/21.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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