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Vince Coleman

Vincent Maurice Coleman (Vincent Van Go)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: September 22, 1961 in Jacksonville, FL
High School: Raines HS (Jacksonville, FL)
School: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1985 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1985 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Mets/Royals/Mariners/Reds/... 1985-1997
Agents: Richie Bry, previously: Eric Goldschmidt? [*]
Final Game: April 14, 1997 (Age 35)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #952. Johnny Grubb… #953. Mike Kreevich… #954. Gary Ward… #955. VINCE COLEMAN… #956. Bobby Lowe… #957. George Case… #958. Chief Zimmer… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1985 23 STL NL 151 692 636 107 170 20 10 1 40 110 25 50 115 .267 .320 .335 .655 84 213 3 0 5 1 1 *789 MVP-11,RoY-1
1986 24 STL NL 154 670 600 94 139 13 8 0 29 107 14 60 98 .232 .301 .280 .581 62 168 4 2 3 5 0 *78
1987 25 STL NL 151 702 623 121 180 14 10 3 43 109 22 70 126 .289 .363 .358 .721 91 223 7 3 5 1 0 *7 MVP-12
1988 26 STL NL 153 679 616 77 160 20 10 3 38 81 27 49 111 .260 .313 .339 .652 87 209 4 1 8 5 4 *78 AS
1989 27 STL NL 145 624 563 94 143 21 9 2 28 65 10 50 90 .254 .316 .334 .650 84 188 4 2 7 2 0 *7 AS
1990 28 STL NL 124 539 497 73 145 18 9 6 39 77 17 35 88 .292 .340 .400 .741 104 199 6 2 4 1 1 *7/9
1991 29 NYM NL 72 318 278 45 71 7 5 1 17 37 14 39 47 .255 .347 .327 .674 92 91 3 0 1 0 0 8
1992 30 NYM NL 71 261 229 37 63 11 1 2 21 24 9 27 41 .275 .355 .358 .713 104 82 1 2 2 1 3 78
1993 31 NYM NL 92 399 373 64 104 14 8 2 25 38 13 21 58 .279 .316 .375 .691 86 140 2 0 3 2 1 7
1994 32 KCR AL 104 477 438 61 105 14 12 2 33 50 8 29 72 .240 .285 .340 .626 59 149 2 1 4 5 0 *7/D
1995 33 TOT AL 115 500 455 66 131 23 6 5 29 42 16 37 80 .288 .343 .398 .741 92 181 8 2 5 1 2 *79/D8
1995 33 KCR AL 75 324 293 39 84 13 4 4 20 26 9 27 48 .287 .348 .399 .747 94 117 7 1 2 1 1 79/D8
1995 33 SEA AL 40 176 162 27 47 10 2 1 9 16 7 10 32 .290 .335 .395 .730 89 64 1 1 3 0 1 7
1996 34 CIN NL 33 94 84 10 13 1 1 1 4 12 2 9 31 .155 .237 .226 .463 23 19 0 0 1 0 0 7
1997 35 DET AL 6 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 0 0 0 /78D
13 Yrs 1371 5970 5406 849 1425 176 89 28 346 752 177 477 960 .264 .324 .345 .668 83 1863 45 15 48 24 12
162 Game Avg. 162 705 639 100 168 21 11 3 41 89 21 56 113 .264 .324 .345 .668 83 220 5 2 6 3 1
STL (6 yrs) 878 3906 3535 566 937 106 56 15 217 549 115 314 628 .265 .326 .339 .665 85 1200 28 10 32 15 6
NYM (3 yrs) 235 978 880 146 238 32 14 5 63 99 36 87 146 .270 .336 .356 .692 93 313 6 2 6 3 4
KCR (2 yrs) 179 801 731 100 189 27 16 6 53 76 17 56 120 .259 .311 .364 .675 73 266 9 2 6 6 1
CIN (1 yr) 33 94 84 10 13 1 1 1 4 12 2 9 31 .155 .237 .226 .463 23 19 0 0 1 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 40 176 162 27 47 10 2 1 9 16 7 10 32 .290 .335 .395 .730 89 64 1 1 3 0 1
DET (1 yr) 6 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 0 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 1146 4978 4499 722 1188 139 71 21 284 660 153 410 805 .264 .326 .341 .666 85 1532 34 12 39 18 10
AL (3 yrs) 225 992 907 127 237 37 18 7 62 92 24 67 155 .261 .312 .365 .677 74 331 11 3 9 6 2

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
1985 23 STL NL 151 692 -13 9 3 7 -6 2 0.2 22 23 2.4 .501 .501 1.5 0.1 16 $60,000 *789 MVP-11,RoY-1
1986 24 STL NL 154 670 -27 17 3 4 -5 -9 -1.0 22 14 1.2 .494 .494 0.8 -0.2 10 $150,000 *78
1987 25 STL NL 151 702 -0 14 1 -4 -6 6 0.6 22 28 2.8 .504 .503 3.0 -1.0 31 $160,000 *7 MVP-12
1988 26 STL NL 153 679 -8 5 2 -6 -5 -12 -1.5 22 10 0.8 .491 .491 1.5 -1.4 16 $700,000 *78 AS
1989 27 STL NL 145 624 -10 8 2 4 -5 -1 -0.3 20 18 1.7 .499 .499 1.2 -0.2 14 $775,000 *7 AS
1990 28 STL NL 124 539 3 7 1 6 -5 13 1.5 17 30 3.1 .511 .509 2.2 0.3 23 $1,012,500 *7/9
1991 29 NYM NL 72 318 0 4 1 -5 1 1 0.1 10 11 1.0 .501 .501 1.5 -0.4 15 $3,112,500 8
1992 30 NYM NL 71 261 1 4 0 -3 -1 0 -0.0 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 1.1 -0.5 11 $3,212,500 78
1993 31 NYM NL 92 399 -6 3 1 -4 -3 -9 -0.9 12 3 0.2 .489 .494 0.5 -0.7 6 $2,312,500 7
1994 32 KCR AL 104 477 -29 5 3 -8 -5 -34 -3.1 17 -17 -1.6 .470 .480 -0.8 -1.1 -9 $3,312,500 *7/D
1995 33 KCR AL 75 324 -3 1 -0 -7 -3 -12 -1.1 12 0 0.0 .485 .493 0.7 -0.9 7 $250,000 79/D8
1995 33 SEA AL 40 176 -2 -1 1 0 -1 -4 -0.3 7 3 0.3 .491 .498 0.2 -0.1 3 7
1996 34 CIN NL 33 94 -8 1 0 2 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 -0.4 0.1 -4 $500,000 7
1997 35 DET AL 6 15 -2 -0 -0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .446 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $500,000 /78D
13 Seasons 1371 5970 -104 75 18 -12 -45 -68 -6.9 194 126 12.2 .495 .497 12.5 -6.1 138 $16,057,500
STL (6 yrs) 878 3906 -54 60 12 12 -32 -2 -0.6 125 123 12.0 .500 .499 10.0 -2.3 111 $2,857,500
NYM (3 yrs) 235 978 -5 10 2 -11 -4 -8 -0.9 30 21 2.0 .496 .498 3.1 -1.6 33 $8,637,500
KCR (2 yrs) 179 801 -32 6 3 -15 -8 -46 -4.2 29 -17 -1.5 .476 .486 -0.1 -2.1 -2 $3,562,500
CIN (1 yr) 33 94 -8 1 0 2 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 -0.4 0.1 -4 $500,000
SEA (1 yr) 40 176 -2 -1 1 0 -1 -4 -0.3 7 3 0.3 .491 .498 0.2 -0.1 3
DET (1 yr) 6 15 -2 -0 -0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .446 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $500,000

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
1985 23 STL NL NLCS LAD W 3 14 14 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 4 1 0 0 0 0
1987 25 STL NL NLCS SFG W 7 30 26 3 7 1 0 0 4 1 2 4 6 .269 .367 .308 .674 8 1 0 0 0 0
1987 25 STL NL WS MIN L 7 30 28 5 4 2 0 0 2 6 0 2 10 .143 .200 .214 .414 6 0 0 0 0 0
1995 33 SEA AL ALDS NYY W 5 25 23 6 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 4 .217 .280 .435 .715 10 0 0 0 0 0
1995 33 SEA AL ALCS CLE L 6 22 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 28 121 111 16 22 3 1 1 8 13 3 10 28 .198 .264 .270 .535 30 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 25 23 6 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 4 .217 .280 .435 .715 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 10 44 40 5 11 1 0 0 5 2 3 4 8 .275 .341 .300 .641 12 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 6 22 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 30 28 5 4 2 0 0 2 6 0 2 10 .143 .200 .214 .414 6 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1985 STL NL 23 OF 150 149 127 1332.2 328 305 16 7 1 .979 7 6 2.17 2.14 .979 2.20 2.20 MVP-11,RoY-1
1985 STL NL 23 LF 138 129 116 1154.0 279 265 9 5 0 .982 10 11 2.14 1.99 .977 1.92 1.92 MVP-11,RoY-1
1985 STL NL 23 CF 17 10 9 105.2 31 30 0 1 0 .968 -2 -19 2.56 1.76 .981 2.66 2.66 MVP-11,RoY-1
1985 STL NL 23 RF 10 10 2 73.0 15 12 2 1 1 .933 -2 -26 1.73 1.40 .978 2.01 2.01 MVP-11,RoY-1
1986 STL NL 24 OF 149 145 135 1307.1 321 300 12 9 2 .972 4 3 2.15 2.09 .979 2.19 2.19
1986 STL NL 24 LF 131 128 120 1151.1 266 250 8 8 1 .970 3 3 2.02 1.97 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 STL NL 24 CF 20 17 15 156.0 54 50 3 1 1 .981 1 6 3.06 2.65 .984 2.59 2.59
1987 STL NL 25 LF 150 150 137 1319.1 296 272 15 9 3 .970 -4 -3 1.96 1.91 .981 2.04 2.03 MVP-12
1987 STL NL 25 OF 150 150 137 1319.1 299 274 16 9 3 .970 -4 -3 1.98 1.93 .981 2.19 2.18 MVP-12
1988 STL NL 26 OF 150 148 140 1318.2 313 290 14 9 1 .971 -6 -6 2.07 2.03 .982 2.28 2.29 AS
1988 STL NL 26 LF 127 125 119 1123.0 269 250 13 6 1 .978 -2 -2 2.11 2.07 .980 2.13 2.13 AS
1988 STL NL 26 CF 23 23 21 195.2 45 41 1 3 0 .933 -4 -26 1.93 1.83 .986 2.66 2.67 AS
1989 STL NL 27 LF 142 134 128 1194.2 262 247 5 10 1 .962 4 5 1.90 1.77 .981 2.15 2.15 AS
1989 STL NL 27 OF 142 134 128 1194.2 262 247 5 10 1 .962 4 5 1.90 1.77 .981 2.32 2.32 AS
1990 STL NL 28 OF 120 115 110 1028.0 261 244 12 5 2 .981 6 8 2.24 2.13 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 STL NL 28 LF 118 113 108 1008.0 254 239 10 5 1 .980 7 8 2.22 2.11 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 STL NL 28 RF 2 2 2 20.0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -24 2.70 3.00 .982 2.20 2.20
1991 NYM NL 29 CF 70 70 61 603.0 140 132 5 3 0 .979 -5 -9 2.04 1.96 .985 2.59 2.58
1991 NYM NL 29 OF 70 70 61 603.0 140 132 5 3 0 .979 -5 -9 2.04 1.96 .983 2.28 2.27
1992 NYM NL 30 OF 61 59 49 489.0 115 112 2 1 2 .991 -3 -8 2.10 1.87 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 NYM NL 30 LF 41 39 31 314.2 57 54 2 1 2 .982 -1 -4 1.60 1.37 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 NYM NL 30 CF 21 20 18 174.1 58 58 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 2.99 2.76 .989 2.80 2.80
1993 NYM NL 31 LF 90 88 72 744.1 168 160 5 3 0 .982 -4 -6 2.00 1.83 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 NYM NL 31 OF 90 88 72 744.1 170 162 5 3 0 .982 -4 -6 2.02 1.86 .979 2.34 2.33
1994 KCR AL 32 LF 99 98 94 871.1 182 163 11 8 3 .956 -8 -11 1.80 1.76 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 KCR AL 32 OF 99 98 94 871.1 182 164 11 7 3 .962 -8 -11 1.81 1.77 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 KCR AL 32 DH 5 4
1995 TOT AL 33 OF 107 107 91 919.0 204 191 9 4 2 .980 -7 -9 1.96 1.87 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 TOT AL 33 LF 95 95 82 816.2 190 178 9 3 2 .984 -3 -4 2.06 1.97 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 KCR AL 33 OF 69 69 59 597.1 119 109 7 3 2 .975 -7 -14 1.75 1.68 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 KCR AL 33 LF 57 57 50 495.0 104 95 7 2 2 .981 -3 -7 1.85 1.79 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 KCR AL 33 RF 13 12 9 100.1 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -4 -45 1.08 0.92 .979 2.05 2.03
1995 KCR AL 33 DH 4 3
1995 KCR AL 33 CF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .990 2.70 2.70
1995 SEA AL 33 LF 38 38 32 321.2 86 83 2 1 0 .988 0 1 2.38 2.24 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 SEA AL 33 OF 38 38 32 321.2 85 82 2 1 0 .988 0 1 2.35 2.21 .983 2.33 2.31
1996 CIN NL 34 LF 20 17 15 150.2 31 28 2 1 0 .968 2 17 1.79 1.50 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 CIN NL 34 OF 20 17 15 150.2 31 28 2 1 0 .968 2 17 1.79 1.50 .978 2.13 2.12
1997 DET AL 35 OF 3 1 1 15.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.80 1.00 .983 2.34 2.30
1997 DET AL 35 LF 2 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.08 1.50 .980 2.08 2.05
1997 DET AL 35 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1997 DET AL 35 DH 1 1
13 Seasons OF 1311 1281 1160 11293.0 2629 2452 109 68 17 .974 -12 -1 2.04 1.95 .981 2.28 2.27
12 Seasons LF 1153 1117 1023 9861.0 2257 2109 89 59 14 .974 6 1 2.01 1.91 .979 2.09 2.08
7 Seasons CF 154 140 124 1238.2 329 312 9 8 1 .976 -12 -12 2.33 2.08 .985 2.64 2.64
3 Seasons RF 25 24 13 193.1 34 28 4 2 2 .941 -6 -36 1.49 1.28 .979 2.05 2.04
13 Seasons TOT 1311 1281 1160 11293.0 2629 2452 109 68 17 .974 -12 -1 2.04 1.95 .981 2.28 2.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2003 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 NL (11, 5%)
1987 NL (12, 6%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

At Bats s c a p y
1985 NL  636 (3rd)
1986 NL  600 (7th)
1987 NL  623 (3rd)
1988 NL  616 (4th)
1994 AL  438 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1985 NL  692 (6th)
1986 NL  670 (7th)
1987 NL  702 (4th)
1988 NL  679 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1985 NL  107 (5th)
1986 NL  94 (5th)
1987 NL  121 (2nd)
1989 NL  94 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1987 NL  180 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
1985 NL  10 (4th)
1986 NL  8 (4th)
1987 NL  10 (5th)
1988 NL  10 (2nd)
1989 NL  9 (3rd)
1990 NL  9 (3rd)
1993 NL  8 (5th)
1994 AL  12 (2nd)
1995 AL  6 (8th)
Career  89 (215th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1985 NL  115 (6th)
1987 NL  126 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1985 NL  110 (1st)
1986 NL  107 (1st)
1987 NL  109 (1st)
1988 NL  81 (1st)
1989 NL  65 (1st)
1990 NL  77 (1st)
1991 NL  37 (7th)
1993 NL  38 (9th)
1994 AL  50 (2nd)
1995 AL  42 (5th)
Career  752 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1985 NL  139 (3rd)
1986 NL  118 (10th)
1987 NL  153 (2nd)
1988 NL  127 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1985 NL  25 (1st)
1986 NL  14 (7th)
1987 NL  22 (1st)
1988 NL  27 (1st)
1990 NL  17 (5th)
1991 NL  14 (10th)
1993 NL  13 (7th)
1994 AL  8 (8th)
1995 AL  16 (4th)
Career  177 (14th)

SB % s c a p y
1985 NL  81.48 (9th)
1986 NL  88.43 (3rd)
1987 NL  83.21 (5th)
1989 NL  86.67 (5th)
1994 AL  86.21 (8th)
Career  80.95 (41st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1985 NL  500 (3rd)
1986 NL  487 (2nd)
1987 NL  478 (3rd)
1988 NL  500 (1st)
1994 AL  352 (3rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  138 (3rd)
1986 NL  131 (3rd)
1987 NL  150 (1st)
1989 NL  142 (4th)
1994 AL  99 (4th)
Career  1,153 (42nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  265 (3rd)
1986 NL  250 (2nd)
1987 NL  272 (3rd)
1990 NL  239 (5th)
1994 AL  163 (5th)
Career  2,109 (44th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  9 (5th)
1986 NL  8 (3rd)
1987 NL  15 (1st)
1988 NL  13 (3rd)
1989 NL  5 (5th)
1990 NL  10 (4th)
1994 AL  11 (1st)
1995 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  89 (35th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  5 (3rd)
1986 NL  8 (3rd)
1987 NL  9 (1st)
1988 NL  6 (2nd)
1989 NL  10 (1st)
1990 NL  5 (5th)
1994 AL  8 (1st)
Career  59 (42nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  3 (1st)
1990 NL  1 (4th)
1992 NL  2 (3rd)
1994 AL  3 (1st)
1995 AL  2 (2nd)
Career  14 (50th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1985 NL  150 (5th)
1988 NL  150 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1985 NL  16 (2nd)
1986 NL  12 (5th)
1987 NL  16 (2nd)
1988 NL  14 (3rd)
1994 AL  11 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1986 NL  9 (1st)
1987 NL  9 (3rd)
1988 NL  9 (3rd)
1989 NL  10 (1st)
1994 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  3 (4th)
1994 AL  3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  11 (1st)
1990 NL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1985 NL  2.14 (1st)
1986 NL  2.02 (3rd)
1990 NL  2.22 (4th)
1995 AL  2.06 (5th)
Career  2.01 (61st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  1.99 (3rd)
1986 NL  1.97 (2nd)
1987 NL  1.91 (5th)
1988 NL  2.07 (4th)
1990 NL  2.11 (4th)
1995 AL  1.97 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 NL  .982 (2nd)
1986 NL  .970 (3rd)
1987 NL  .970 (5th)
1990 NL  .980 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (200), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 49 (519), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 27 (665), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1360), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (175th), 12.2 career WAR/13.0 7yr-peak WAR/12.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198523St. Louis Cardinals$60,0003/3/86 TSN
198624St. Louis Cardinals$150,0001986 USA Today survey
198725St. Louis Cardinals$160,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198826St. Louis Cardinals$700,000*
198927St. Louis Cardinals$775,0001990 TSN Guide 23Arbitration loss; $950,000 request
199028St. Louis Cardinals$1,012,500USA Today
199129New York Mets$3,112,500USA Today survey; 1996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $312,500 signing bonus
199230New York Mets$3,212,5004/2/92 USA Today; 1996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $312,500 signing bonus
199331New York Mets$2,312,5001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $312,500 signing bonus
199432Kansas City Royals$3,312,5001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $312,500 signing bonus
199533Kansas City Royals$250,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199634Cincinnati Reds$500,0004/10/96 Baseball Weekly survey
199735Detroit Tigers$500,0001997 AP survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,057,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $715,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
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: Vincent Van Vincent Go Maurice Vince Choo Coleman

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