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Mark Clear

Mark Alan Clear

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 27, 1956 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Northview HS (Covina, CA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1974. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1979 (Age 22.312)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Brewers/Angels 1979-1990

Final Game: May 16, 1990 (Age 33.354)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1979 ★ 23 CAL AL 11 5 .688 3.63 52 0 37 0 0 14 109.0 87 48 44 6 68 5 98 3 1 9 481 112 3.60 1.422 7.2 0.5 5.6 8.1 1.44 AS,MVP-19,RoY-3
1980 24 CAL AL 11 11 .500 3.30 58 0 40 0 0 9 106.1 82 51 39 2 65 9 105 5 0 4 461 119 3.00 1.382 6.9 0.2 5.5 8.9 1.62
1981 25 BOS AL 8 3 .727 4.11 34 0 20 0 0 9 76.2 69 36 35 11 51 2 82 2 0 6 346 95 4.40 1.565 8.1 1.3 6.0 9.6 1.61
1982 ★ 26 BOS AL 14 9 .609 3.00 55 0 44 0 0 14 105.0 92 39 35 11 61 6 109 7 1 1 467 145 3.95 1.457 7.9 0.9 5.2 9.3 1.79 AS
1983 27 BOS AL 4 5 .444 6.28 48 0 33 0 0 4 96.0 101 71 67 10 68 5 81 3 0 2 448 70 4.64 1.760 9.5 0.9 6.4 7.6 1.19
1984 28 BOS AL 8 3 .727 4.03 47 0 27 0 0 8 67.0 47 38 30 2 70 3 76 2 0 6 318 104 4.11 1.746 6.3 0.3 9.4 10.2 1.09
1985 29 BOS AL 1 3 .250 3.72 41 0 30 0 0 3 55.2 45 26 23 1 50 10 55 5 0 8 259 116 3.91 1.707 7.3 0.2 8.1 8.9 1.10
1986 30 MIL AL 5 5 .500 2.20 59 0 52 0 0 16 73.2 53 23 18 4 36 2 85 1 2 8 306 199 2.68 1.208 6.5 0.5 4.4 10.4 2.36
1987 31 MIL AL 8 5 .615 4.48 58 1 37 0 0 6 78.1 70 46 39 9 55 3 81 5 0 3 360 102 4.59 1.596 8.0 1.0 6.3 9.3 1.47
1988 32 MIL AL 1 0 1.000 2.79 25 0 16 0 0 0 29.0 23 12 9 4 21 0 26 0 4 1 130 144 4.94 1.517 7.1 1.2 6.5 8.1 1.24
1990 34 CAL AL 0 0 5.87 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 5 7 5 0 9 0 6 2 0 1 38 68 5.55 1.826 5.9 0.0 10.6 7.0 0.67
11 Yrs 71 49 .592 3.85 481 1 337 0 0 83 804.1 674 397 344 60 554 45 804 35 8 49 3614 109 3.91 1.527 7.5 0.7 6.2 9.0 1.45
162 Game Avg. 10 7 .592 3.85 68 0 48 0 0 12 113 95 56 49 8 78 6 113 5 1 7 510 109 3.91 1.527 7.5 0.7 6.2 9.0 1.45
BOS (5 yrs) 35 23 .603 4.27 225 0 154 0 0 38 400.1 354 210 190 35 300 26 403 19 1 23 1838 99 4.22 1.634 8.0 0.8 6.7 9.1 1.34
CAL (3 yrs) 22 16 .579 3.55 114 0 78 0 0 23 223.0 174 106 88 8 142 14 209 10 1 14 980 113 3.38 1.417 7.0 0.3 5.7 8.4 1.47
MIL (3 yrs) 14 10 .583 3.28 142 1 105 0 0 22 181.0 146 81 66 17 112 5 192 6 6 12 796 134 3.87 1.425 7.3 0.8 5.6 9.5 1.71
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1979 ★ 23 CAL AL 109.0 52 0 48 3.96 4.67 -0.28 -0.38 98.2 4.49 6 0.6 1.8 0.1 1.8 18 .512 .504 $21,000 AS,MVP-19,RoY-3
1980 24 CAL AL 106.1 58 0 51 4.32 4.53 -0.32 -0.36 97.0 4.36 -0 -0.0 1.7 -0.2 0.8 10 .500 .500
1981 25 BOS AL 76.2 34 0 36 4.23 4.15 0.03 -0.33 106.3 4.02 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.2 0.4 5 .495 .499
1982 ★ 26 BOS AL 105.0 55 0 39 3.34 4.44 0.00 -0.35 107.6 4.40 13 1.4 2.3 0.7 3.0 22 .525 .508 AS
1983 27 BOS AL 96.0 48 0 71 6.66 4.58 -0.07 -0.37 106.3 4.55 -23 -2.3 1.2 -0.4 -1.7 -13 .453 .486
1984 28 BOS AL 67.0 47 0 38 5.10 4.46 -0.12 -0.36 104.9 4.44 -5 -0.5 1.5 -0.2 -0.1 1 .489 .497
1985 29 BOS AL 55.2 41 0 26 4.20 4.69 -0.04 -0.36 103.2 4.50 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 0.6 7 .504 .501 $580,000
1986 30 MIL AL 73.2 59 0 23 2.81 4.73 -0.27 -0.37 104.3 4.82 16 1.7 1.4 0.2 2.6 24 .529 .510 $671,560
1987 31 MIL AL 78.1 58 1 46 5.29 4.96 -0.23 -0.36 103.0 4.97 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.4 5 .495 .498 $685,000
1988 32 MIL AL 29.0 25 0 12 3.72 4.56 0.14 -0.36 100.2 4.07 1 0.1 .6 -0.1 0.3 4 .504 .501 $535,000
1990 34 CAL AL 7.2 4 0 7 8.22 4.44 -0.23 -0.34 95.9 4.16 -3 -0.3 .4 0.1 -0.2 -3 .415 .498
11 Seasons 804.1 481 1 397 4.44 4.57 -0.14 -0.36 103.0 4.48 3 0.4 1.4 -0.3 8.0 80 .501 .501 $2,492,560
BOS (5 yrs) 400.1 225 0 210 4.72 4.46 -0.03 -0.35 106.0 4.38 -14 -1.4 1.5 -0.2 2.2 22 .494 .498 $580,000
CAL (3 yrs) 223.0 114 0 106 4.28 4.59 -0.30 -0.37 97.6 4.41 3 0.3 1.7 -0.1 2.4 25 .503 .502 $21,000
MIL (3 yrs) 181.0 142 1 81 4.03 4.80 -0.19 -0.36 103.1 4.77 15 1.5 1.1 -0.0 3.3 33 .511 .504 $1,891,560

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 23 CAL AL ALCS L BAL 0 0 4.76 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 3 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 23 1.059 6.4 1.6 3.2 4.8 1.50
1 ALCS 0 0 4.76 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 3 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 23 1.059 6.4 1.6 3.2 4.8 1.50

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 ★ 23 CAL AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,MVP-19,RoY-3
1980 24 CAL AL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 25 BOS AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 ★ 26 BOS AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1983 27 BOS AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 28 BOS AL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 29 BOS AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 30 MIL AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 31 MIL AL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 32 MIL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 34 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 481 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (5 yrs) 225 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (3 yrs) 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIL (3 yrs) 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1979 ★ 23 CAL AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $21,000 1 AS,MVP-19,RoY-3
1980 24 CAL AL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1981 25 BOS AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1982 ★ 26 BOS AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1983 27 BOS AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1984 28 BOS AL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 29 BOS AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $580,000 1
1986 30 MIL AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $671,560 1
1987 31 MIL AL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $685,000 1
1988 32 MIL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $535,000 1
1990 34 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
11 Seasons 481 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.4 3 $2,492,560
BOS (5 yrs) 225 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $580,000
CAL (3 yrs) 114 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $21,000
MIL (3 yrs) 142 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $1,891,560

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
1979 23 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1979 CAL AL 23 P 52 0 0 109.0 16 4 10 2 0 .875 1.16 0.27 .949 1.92 1.89 20 3 13% 36% 0 AS,MVP-19,RoY-3
1980 CAL AL 24 P 58 0 0 106.1 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 1.10 0.22 .957 1.85 1.85 19 6 24% 35% 0
1981 BOS AL 25 P 34 0 0 76.2 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 1.06 0.26 .963 1.98 1.98 15 0 0% 38% 0
1982 BOS AL 26 P 55 0 0 105.0 21 7 11 3 0 .857 1.54 0.33 .958 1.80 1.80 21 3 13% 36% 0 AS
1983 BOS AL 27 P 48 0 0 96.0 14 8 5 1 0 .929 1.22 0.27 .958 1.80 1.78 33 1 3% 33% 1
1984 BOS AL 28 P 47 0 0 67.0 12 4 8 0 0 1.000 1.61 0.26 .958 1.79 1.78 23 0 0% 36% 0
1985 BOS AL 29 P 41 0 0 55.2 18 4 12 2 0 .889 2.59 0.39 .953 1.86 1.84 11 2 15% 33% 1
1986 MIL AL 30 P 59 0 0 73.2 11 4 6 1 0 .909 1.22 0.17 .957 1.83 1.81 4 4 50% 34% 0
1987 MIL AL 31 P 58 1 0 78.1 21 8 12 1 0 .952 2.30 0.34 .955 1.84 1.82 9 4 31% 31% 0
1988 MIL AL 32 P 25 0 0 29.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.93 0.12 .960 1.77 1.77 2 0 0% 32% 0
1990 CAL AL 34 P 4 0 0 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.76 1.75 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 481 1 0 804.1 138 49 79 10 0 .928 1.43 0.27 .956 1.85 1.83 157 23 13% 35% 2
11 Seasons TOT 481 1 0 804.1 138 49 79 10 0 .928 1.43 0.27 .956 1.85 1.83 157 23 13% 35% 2
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (19, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 June AL Pitcher of the Month
1981 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 Jul 6th AL Player of the Week

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1979 AL  .688 (8th)
1981 AL  .727 (5th)
Career  .592 (143rd)

Saves s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (7th)
1982 AL  14 (9th)
1986 AL  16 (8th)
Career  83 (180th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1982 AL  7 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1979 AL  37 (10th)
1980 AL  40 (8th)
1982 AL  44 (6th)
1986 AL  52 (6th)
Career  337 (91st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1126), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (288th), 8.2 career WAR/9.8 7yr-peak WAR/9.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1979 23 California Angels $21,000 ? 5/5/79 TSN
1985 29 Boston Red Sox $580,000 ? USA Today 3/3/86 TSN: $560,000
1986 30 Milwaukee Brewers $671,560 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 31 Milwaukee Brewers $685,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 32 Milwaukee Brewers $535,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,492,560
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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