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Mike Champion

Robert Michael Champion

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

Born: February 10, 1955 in Montgomery, AL
High School: Foothill HS (Santa Ana, CA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1976 (Age 21.217, 11,423rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Team: Padres 1976-1978

Last Game: September 24, 1978 (Age 23.226)
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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
1976 21 SDP NL 11 40 38 4 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 .237 .256 .368 .625 83 14 1 0 1 0 0 4
1977 22 SDP NL 150 548 507 35 116 14 6 1 43 3 3 27 85 .229 .271 .286 .557 57 145 8 2 10 0 3 *4
1978 23 SDP NL 32 59 53 3 12 0 2 0 4 0 0 5 13 .226 .293 .302 .595 74 16 1 0 1 0 0 4/5
3 Yrs 193 647 598 42 137 16 8 2 49 3 3 33 101 .229 .272 .293 .564 60 175 10 2 12 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 543 502 35 115 13 7 2 41 3 3 28 85 .229 .272 .293 .564 60 147 8 2 10 0 3

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
1976 21 SDP NL 11 40 -1 -0 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .473 .498 -0.0 -0.1 0 4
1977 22 SDP NL 150 548 -25 -1 2 -15 5 -34 -3.7 18 -16 -2.0 .476 .478 -0.5 -1.1 -2 $19,000 *4
1978 23 SDP NL 32 59 1 -0 -0 -3 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 4/5
3 Seasons 193 647 -26 -1 2 -19 5 -38 -4.2 21 -17 -2.1 .479 .483 -0.2 -1.5 2 $19,000

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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
1976 SDP NL 21 2B 11 10 9 85.2 50 23 24 3 2 .940 -1 -20 4.94 4.27 .975 5.48 5.47
1977 SDP NL 22 2B 149 142 115 1239.2 666 301 348 17 82 .974 -15 -14 4.71 4.36 .977 5.24 5.24
1978 SDP NL 23 2B 20 12 9 117.0 73 24 44 5 12 .932 -3 -27 5.23 3.40 .977 5.30 5.25
1978 SDP NL 23 3B 4 0 0 8.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -29 1.08 0.25 .950 3.02 2.98
3 Seasons 2B 180 164 133 1442.1 789 348 416 25 96 .968 -19 -15 4.77 4.24 .977 5.26 5.26
1 Season 3B 4 0 0 8.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -29 1.08 0.25 .950 3.02 2.98
3 Seasons TOT 184 164 133 1450.2 790 348 417 25 96 .968 -19 -16 4.75 4.16 .977 5.25 5.21
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

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  149 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  301 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  82 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1976 NL  born 1955-02-10 (10th)

                                         

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 22 San Diego Padres $19,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
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: Robert mark Michael Mike Champion

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