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Dave Chalk

David Lee Chalk

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 30, 1950 in Del Rio, TX
High School: Kimball HS (Dallas, TX)
Schools: University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1973 (Age 23.005)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Royals/Athletics/Rangers 1973-1981

Final Game: September 27, 1981 (Age 31.028)
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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
1973 22 CAL AL 24 79 69 14 16 2 0 0 6 0 0 9 13 .232 .329 .261 .590 75 18 2 1 0 0 0 6/D
1974 ★ 23 CAL AL 133 515 465 44 117 9 3 5 31 10 10 30 57 .252 .304 .316 .620 84 147 18 7 9 4 1 65 AS
1975 ★ 24 CAL AL 149 601 513 59 140 24 2 3 56 6 9 66 49 .273 .353 .345 .698 106 177 13 2 11 9 4 *5 AS
1976 25 CAL AL 142 512 438 39 95 14 1 0 33 0 0 49 62 .217 .308 .253 .561 72 111 16 10 12 3 3 65
1977 26 CAL AL 149 591 519 58 144 27 2 3 45 12 8 52 69 .277 .345 .355 .700 95 184 13 5 9 6 2 *5/46
1978 27 CAL AL 135 527 470 42 119 12 0 1 34 5 8 38 34 .253 .318 .285 .603 74 134 9 7 11 1 0 645/D
1979 28 TOT AL 75 259 220 15 49 6 0 2 13 2 1 29 14 .223 .315 .277 .592 66 61 7 1 8 1 0 465/D
1979 28 TEX AL 9 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 37 2 1 0 1 0 0 /6D4
1979 28 OAK AL 66 250 212 15 47 6 0 2 13 2 1 29 14 .222 .317 .278 .595 67 59 6 1 7 1 0 456
1980 29 KCR AL 69 190 167 19 42 10 1 1 20 1 1 18 27 .251 .326 .341 .668 84 57 5 2 0 3 0 54/D6
1981 30 KCR AL 27 56 49 2 11 3 0 0 5 0 1 4 2 .224 .283 .286 .569 66 14 1 0 3 0 0 54/6
9 Yrs 903 3330 2910 292 733 107 9 15 243 36 38 295 327 .252 .325 .310 .636 85 903 84 35 63 27 10
162 Game Avg. 162 597 522 52 132 19 2 3 44 6 7 53 59 .252 .325 .310 .636 85 162 15 6 11 5 2
CAL (6 yrs) 732 2825 2474 256 631 88 8 12 205 33 35 244 284 .255 .327 .312 .639 87 771 71 32 52 23 10
KCR (2 yrs) 96 246 216 21 53 13 1 1 25 1 2 22 29 .245 .317 .329 .646 80 71 6 2 3 3 0
OAK (1 yr) 66 250 212 15 47 6 0 2 13 2 1 29 14 .222 .317 .278 .595 67 59 6 1 7 1 0
TEX (1 yr) 9 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 37 2 1 0 1 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
1973 22 CAL AL 24 79 -1 0 -0 -2 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.3 -0.1 3 6/D
1974 ★ 23 CAL AL 133 515 -4 -4 -2 -5 7 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .493 .494 1.6 0.3 16 65 AS
1975 ★ 24 CAL AL 149 601 6 -3 -1 9 4 15 1.8 22 37 3.8 .511 .510 2.9 1.4 28 *5 AS
1976 25 CAL AL 142 512 -11 1 -2 4 8 0 0.1 18 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.5 1.4 14 65
1977 26 CAL AL 149 591 -2 1 -1 -3 4 -1 0.0 21 20 2.0 .499 .499 2.3 0.2 23 $60,000 *5/46
1978 27 CAL AL 135 527 -10 -1 3 -5 8 -6 -0.6 19 13 1.3 .495 .496 1.9 0.3 18 $66,667 645/D
1979 28 TEX AL 9 9 -1 -0 -0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /6D4
1979 28 OAK AL 66 250 -9 -1 -1 -15 3 -24 -2.3 9 -15 -1.5 .464 .485 0.0 -1.2 0 456
1980 29 KCR AL 69 190 -3 -1 -0 -2 1 -7 -0.6 6 -0 -0.0 .490 .496 0.2 -0.1 2 54/D6
1981 30 KCR AL 27 56 -1 -1 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .489 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 54/6
9 Seasons 903 3330 -36 -11 -4 -21 36 -35 -3.0 119 84 8.4 .496 .499 10.6 2.1 105 $126,667
CAL (6 yrs) 732 2825 -22 -7 -2 -3 32 -2 0.3 101 100 10.1 .500 .500 10.4 3.5 102 $126,667
KCR (2 yrs) 96 246 -4 -2 -0 -4 1 -9 -0.9 8 -1 -0.1 .490 .496 0.3 -0.2 3
OAK (1 yr) 66 250 -9 -1 -1 -15 3 -24 -2.3 9 -15 -1.5 .464 .485 0.0 -1.2 0
TEX (1 yr) 9 9 -1 -0 -0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1

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
1980 29 KCR AL WS PHI L 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 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 Awards
1973 CAL AL 22 SS 22 20 17 181.0 106 36 66 4 20 .962 -2 -13 5.07 4.64 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 CAL AL 22 DH 1 0
1974 CAL AL 23 SS 99 95 80 806.2 466 168 269 29 55 .938 -10 -14 4.88 4.41 .965 4.98 4.96 AS
1974 CAL AL 23 3B 38 38 33 322.1 118 32 81 5 16 .958 4 15 3.16 2.97 .954 3.12 3.10 AS
1975 CAL AL 24 3B 149 149 134 1295.1 452 108 333 11 30 .976 9 8 3.06 2.96 .954 3.16 3.15 AS
1976 CAL AL 25 SS 102 94 75 826.2 447 141 293 13 45 .971 1 2 4.72 4.25 .967 4.99 5.01
1976 CAL AL 25 3B 49 45 37 399.1 133 35 94 4 9 .970 3 9 2.91 2.63 .953 2.94 2.95
1977 CAL AL 26 3B 141 137 132 1201.2 401 114 266 21 21 .948 2 2 2.85 2.70 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 CAL AL 26 2B 7 3 3 46.0 34 15 17 2 4 .941 -2 -42 6.26 4.57 .978 5.42 5.39
1977 CAL AL 26 SS 4 4 4 36.0 24 18 4 2 2 .917 -3 -100 5.50 5.50 .963 4.82 4.80
1978 CAL AL 27 SS 97 92 71 781.1 424 168 237 19 46 .955 -4 -6 4.67 4.18 .964 4.92 4.87
1978 CAL AL 27 2B 29 19 15 190.1 111 39 69 3 12 .973 -1 -5 5.11 3.72 .980 5.47 5.42
1978 CAL AL 27 3B 22 18 16 169.2 43 9 33 1 4 .977 -0 -3 2.23 1.91 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 CAL AL 27 DH 1 0
1979 TOT AL 28 2B 38 35 28 298.2 173 78 93 2 22 .988 -7 -27 5.15 4.50 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 TOT AL 28 SS 19 13 11 121.0 72 30 36 6 8 .917 -5 -53 4.91 3.47 .965 5.01 4.95
1979 TEX AL 28 SS 3 0 0 4.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1 210 6.75 1.00 .967 4.95 4.93
1979 TEX AL 28 DH 2 1
1979 TEX AL 28 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1979 OAK AL 28 2B 37 35 28 296.2 172 77 93 2 22 .988 -7 -27 5.16 4.59 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 OAK AL 28 3B 16 13 10 125.1 43 15 25 3 1 .930 -2 -23 2.87 2.50 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 OAK AL 28 SS 16 13 11 117.0 69 30 33 6 8 .913 -6 -62 4.85 3.94 .965 5.01 4.95
1980 KCR AL 29 3B 33 26 23 242.0 83 24 56 3 3 .964 0 2 2.98 2.42 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 KCR AL 29 2B 17 14 5 110.0 67 33 31 3 7 .955 -3 -33 5.24 3.76 .981 5.60 5.58
1980 KCR AL 29 DH 6 6
1980 KCR AL 29 SS 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .960 5.10 5.00
1981 KCR AL 30 3B 14 7 6 74.0 22 9 12 1 3 .955 -2 -34 2.55 1.50 .950 2.96 2.94
1981 KCR AL 30 2B 10 6 5 57.0 29 10 19 0 2 1.000 1 19 4.58 2.90 .982 5.54 5.52
1981 KCR AL 30 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.00
8 Seasons 3B 462 433 391 3829.2 1295 346 900 49 87 .962 13 4 2.93 2.70 .955 3.05 3.04
8 Seasons SS 345 318 258 2757.2 1540 561 906 73 176 .953 -23 -10 4.79 4.25 .965 4.97 4.95
5 Seasons 2B 101 77 56 702.0 414 175 229 10 47 .976 -11 -19 5.18 4.00 .979 5.51 5.46
4 Seasons DH 10 7
9 Seasons TOT 908 828 705 7289.1 3249 1082 2035 132 310 .959 -21 -3 3.85 3.43 .963 4.01 4.04
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1974 AL  7 (9th)
1976 AL  10 (2nd)
1978 AL  7 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  12 (10th)

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

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1974 AL  18 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1978 AL  13.8 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1974 AL  34 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  333 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1977 AL  21 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  30 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  29 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1974 AL  4 (5th)
1975 AL  9 (4th)
Career  13 (98th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  .976 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (210th), 8.4 career WAR/10.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 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
1977 26 California Angels $60,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1978 27 California Angels $66,667 ? 2/10/79 TSN $65K on 3-year deal with $10K pro-rated bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$126,667
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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