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Al Cowens

Alfred Edward Cowens (A. C.)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: October 25, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Centennial HS (Compton, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 75th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1974 (Age 22.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Mariners/Tigers/Angels 1974-1986

Final Game: June 8, 1986 (Age 34.226)
Died: March 11, 2002 in Downey, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #917. Jorge Orta… #918. Pete O'Brien… #919. Chico Carrasquel… #920. AL COWENS… #921. Leon Durham… #922. J.T. Snow… #923. Joe Randa… 

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
1974 22 KCR AL 110 296 269 28 65 7 1 1 25 5 0 23 38 .242 .303 .286 .589 67 77 10 1 2 1 0 98/7D5
1975 23 KCR AL 120 367 328 44 91 13 8 4 42 12 7 28 36 .277 .340 .402 .742 107 132 9 4 5 2 1 *987/D
1976 24 KCR AL 152 616 581 71 154 23 6 3 59 23 16 26 50 .265 .298 .341 .639 86 198 9 3 2 4 0 *98/D
1977 25 KCR AL 162 661 606 98 189 32 14 23 112 16 12 41 64 .312 .361 .525 .885 137 318 14 8 1 5 4 *98/D MVP-2,GG
1978 26 KCR AL 132 534 485 63 133 24 8 5 63 14 6 31 54 .274 .319 .388 .707 97 188 7 6 1 11 3 *98/5D
1979 27 KCR AL 136 568 516 69 152 18 7 9 73 10 8 40 44 .295 .345 .409 .753 101 211 12 3 2 7 4 *9/8D
1980 28 TOT AL 142 584 522 69 140 20 3 6 59 6 8 49 61 .268 .331 .352 .684 88 184 8 2 7 4 5 *98/7D
1980 28 CAL AL 34 132 119 11 27 5 0 1 17 1 2 12 21 .227 .303 .294 .597 67 35 2 1 0 0 1 98/7D
1980 28 DET AL 108 452 403 58 113 15 3 5 42 5 6 37 40 .280 .339 .370 .709 93 149 6 1 7 4 4 9/D
1981 29 DET AL 85 284 253 27 66 11 4 1 18 3 3 22 36 .261 .319 .348 .667 90 88 3 1 5 3 3 *89
1982 30 SEA AL 146 611 560 72 151 39 8 20 78 11 7 46 81 .270 .325 .475 .800 114 266 12 1 1 3 3 *9/D
1983 31 SEA AL 110 384 356 39 73 19 2 7 35 10 2 23 38 .205 .255 .329 .584 57 117 13 2 0 3 0 9D/87
1984 32 SEA AL 139 559 524 60 145 34 2 15 78 9 5 27 83 .277 .312 .435 .747 107 228 18 2 1 5 2 *9/D8
1985 33 SEA AL 122 487 452 59 120 32 5 14 69 0 0 30 56 .265 .310 .451 .761 106 204 23 1 0 4 3 *9/D
1986 34 SEA AL 28 87 82 5 15 4 0 0 6 1 0 3 18 .183 .209 .232 .441 20 19 3 0 1 1 0 9/D7
13 Yrs 1584 6038 5534 704 1494 276 68 108 717 120 74 389 659 .270 .319 .403 .722 99 2230 141 34 28 53 28
162 Game Avg. 162 618 566 72 153 28 7 11 73 12 8 40 67 .270 .319 .403 .722 99 228 14 3 3 5 3
KCR (6 yrs) 812 3042 2785 373 784 117 44 45 374 80 49 189 286 .282 .329 .404 .733 103 1124 61 25 13 30 12
SEA (5 yrs) 545 2128 1974 235 504 128 17 56 266 31 14 129 276 .255 .301 .422 .723 96 834 69 6 3 16 8
DET (2 yrs) 193 736 656 85 179 26 7 6 60 8 9 59 76 .273 .331 .361 .693 92 237 9 2 12 7 7
CAL (1 yr) 34 132 119 11 27 5 0 1 17 1 2 12 21 .227 .303 .294 .597 67 35 2 1 0 0 1

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 22 KCR AL 110 296 -12 3 0 1 -4 -12 -1.3 11 -1 -0.2 .488 .492 -0.4 -0.3 -2 98/7D5
1975 23 KCR AL 120 367 2 1 0 6 -4 5 0.7 13 18 1.9 .505 .504 1.2 0.3 12 *987/D
1976 24 KCR AL 152 616 -9 -2 2 10 -6 -4 -0.4 22 18 1.8 .497 .497 0.6 0.5 7 *98/D
1977 25 KCR AL 162 661 30 -1 -0 6 -6 29 3.1 24 52 5.3 .518 .518 4.7 0.1 46 $40,000 *98/D MVP-2,GG
1978 26 KCR AL 132 534 -7 4 0 8 -5 -0 0.0 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.0 0.3 11 *98/5D
1979 27 KCR AL 136 568 9 3 -0 -11 -5 -5 -0.4 20 15 1.5 .496 .497 2.6 -1.6 26 *9/8D
1980 28 CAL AL 34 132 -5 -1 1 -2 -1 -9 -0.9 5 -4 -0.5 .473 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -2 98/7D
1980 28 DET AL 108 452 -5 -0 2 1 -4 -6 -0.5 15 10 0.9 .494 .496 0.8 -0.2 8 9/D
1981 29 DET AL 85 284 -4 -0 0 2 -1 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.5 .495 .498 0.4 0.1 5 *89
1982 30 SEA AL 146 611 11 -1 1 3 -6 8 0.9 21 29 2.8 .506 .505 2.6 -0.3 26 *9/D
1983 31 SEA AL 110 384 -19 2 -0 4 -6 -20 -2.0 13 -7 -0.8 .481 .487 -1.2 -0.1 -11 $400,000 9D/87
1984 32 SEA AL 139 559 5 -0 -1 -13 -6 -14 -1.5 19 5 0.3 .489 .491 1.7 -2.0 17 $400,000 *9/D8
1985 33 SEA AL 122 487 1 1 -3 -4 -5 -10 -0.9 17 7 0.6 .492 .494 1.0 -0.9 11 $400,000 *9/D
1986 34 SEA AL 28 87 -10 0 0 -2 -1 -12 -1.2 3 -9 -1.0 .455 .492 -0.8 -0.3 -7 $360,000 9/D7
13 Seasons 1584 6038 -13 7 2 10 -59 -54 -4.9 211 157 15.2 .496 .499 14.1 -4.7 148 $1,600,000
KCR (6 yrs) 812 3042 13 6 2 21 -30 12 1.6 109 121 12.1 .501 .502 9.8 -0.6 100 $40,000
SEA (5 yrs) 545 2128 -12 2 -3 -12 -23 -48 -4.8 73 25 2.0 .491 .495 3.4 -3.6 37 $1,560,000
DET (2 yrs) 193 736 -9 -0 2 3 -5 -9 -0.9 25 16 1.5 .495 .497 1.2 -0.2 13
CAL (1 yr) 34 132 -5 -1 1 -2 -1 -9 -0.9 5 -4 -0.5 .473 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -2

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
1976 24 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 22 21 3 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 .190 .227 .286 .513 6 1 0 0 0 0
1977 25 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 20 19 2 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 3 .263 .300 .421 .721 8 1 0 0 0 0
1978 26 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 4 15 15 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 14 57 55 7 11 0 1 1 6 2 1 2 6 .200 .228 .291 .519 16 2 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 14 57 55 7 11 0 1 1 6 2 1 2 6 .200 .228 .291 .519 16 2 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
1974 KCR AL 22 OF 102 64 54 655.1 166 151 13 2 2 .988 2 3 2.25 1.61 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 KCR AL 22 RF 75 47 41 469.2 116 104 10 2 2 .983 4 10 2.18 1.52 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 KCR AL 22 CF 24 17 13 171.0 46 46 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 2.42 1.92 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 KCR AL 22 LF 7 0 0 14.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.07 0.71 .974 2.15 2.11
1974 KCR AL 22 DH 4 0
1974 KCR AL 22 3B 2 0 0 3.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -240 3.00 0.50 .955 3.00 3.10
1975 KCR AL 23 OF 113 83 74 802.2 223 214 4 5 2 .978 6 10 2.44 1.93 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 KCR AL 23 RF 64 51 50 482.1 118 111 2 5 1 .958 3 8 2.11 1.77 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 KCR AL 23 CF 36 29 21 259.0 84 82 2 0 1 1.000 2 7 2.92 2.33 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 KCR AL 23 LF 22 3 3 61.1 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 2 33 2.79 0.86 .977 2.17 2.17
1975 KCR AL 23 DH 3 0
1976 KCR AL 24 OF 148 145 132 1311.0 347 329 13 5 3 .986 10 9 2.35 2.31 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 KCR AL 24 RF 142 139 127 1226.2 322 307 12 3 3 .991 12 12 2.34 2.25 .980 2.21 2.22
1976 KCR AL 24 CF 12 6 5 84.1 23 20 1 2 0 .913 -2 -23 2.24 1.75 .984 2.98 2.99
1976 KCR AL 24 DH 1 0
1977 KCR AL 25 OF 159 151 136 1352.0 327 307 14 6 1 .982 6 6 2.14 2.02 .978 2.34 2.32 MVP-2,GG
1977 KCR AL 25 RF 142 125 121 1156.0 274 254 14 6 1 .978 9 10 2.09 1.89 .974 2.08 2.07 MVP-2,GG
1977 KCR AL 25 CF 27 26 15 196.0 53 53 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -18 2.43 1.96 .983 2.83 2.81 MVP-2,GG
1977 KCR AL 25 DH 2 1 MVP-2,GG
1978 KCR AL 26 OF 127 123 108 1077.2 288 275 10 3 5 .990 8 9 2.38 2.24 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 KCR AL 26 RF 119 110 101 968.0 250 238 9 3 3 .988 8 10 2.30 2.08 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 KCR AL 26 CF 16 13 7 109.2 38 37 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -2 3.12 2.38 .984 2.97 2.94
1978 KCR AL 26 3B 5 3 2 30.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 -0 -8 4.50 3.00 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 KCR AL 26 DH 2 2
1979 KCR AL 27 OF 134 132 130 1170.1 295 288 3 4 0 .986 -11 -12 2.24 2.17 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 KCR AL 27 RF 134 132 130 1168.1 295 287 3 5 0 .983 -11 -11 2.23 2.16 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 KCR AL 27 CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -300 4.50 1.00 .980 2.70 2.90
1979 KCR AL 27 DH 1 1
1980 TOT AL 28 OF 137 136 122 1208.2 277 263 11 3 2 .989 -1 -1 2.04 2.00 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 TOT AL 28 RF 129 123 114 1109.2 251 237 11 3 2 .988 0 0 2.01 1.92 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 TOT AL 28 DH 2 0
1980 CAL AL 28 OF 30 30 25 265.2 67 64 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -10 2.27 2.23 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 CAL AL 28 RF 22 17 17 166.2 42 39 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 2.27 1.91 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 CAL AL 28 CF 10 10 5 72.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 2.25 1.80 .983 2.92 2.91
1980 CAL AL 28 LF 3 3 3 27.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 2.00 2.00 .980 2.33 2.33
1980 CAL AL 28 DH 1 0
1980 DET AL 28 OF 107 106 97 943.0 210 199 8 3 2 .986 1 2 1.98 1.93 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 DET AL 28 RF 107 106 97 943.0 209 198 8 3 2 .986 1 2 1.97 1.93 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 DET AL 28 DH 1 0
1981 DET AL 29 OF 83 64 61 607.0 170 166 3 1 0 .994 2 3 2.51 2.04 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 DET AL 29 CF 65 53 51 493.0 148 146 2 0 0 1.000 1 2 2.70 2.28 .988 2.90 2.89
1981 DET AL 29 RF 19 11 10 114.0 20 18 1 1 0 .950 0 5 1.50 1.00 .980 2.16 2.15
1982 SEA AL 30 OF 145 143 135 1301.1 298 280 14 4 1 .987 3 3 2.03 2.03 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 SEA AL 30 RF 145 143 135 1301.1 295 277 14 4 1 .986 3 3 2.01 2.01 .981 2.27 2.26
1982 SEA AL 30 DH 1 0
1983 SEA AL 31 OF 70 61 58 544.0 133 124 7 2 1 .985 4 9 2.17 1.87 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 SEA AL 31 RF 64 56 54 503.0 116 108 6 2 1 .983 3 8 2.04 1.78 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 SEA AL 31 DH 35 32
1983 SEA AL 31 CF 4 4 3 31.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 3.77 3.25 .987 2.93 2.90
1983 SEA AL 31 LF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 1.80 1.00 .975 2.34 2.30
1984 SEA AL 32 OF 130 123 114 1089.1 239 228 8 3 0 .987 -13 -14 1.95 1.82 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 SEA AL 32 RF 130 122 114 1079.1 233 221 9 3 0 .987 -13 -14 1.92 1.77 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 SEA AL 32 DH 7 4
1984 SEA AL 32 CF 2 1 0 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.70 1.50 .987 2.97 3.00
1985 SEA AL 33 OF 110 109 94 933.0 215 198 10 7 2 .967 -4 -5 2.01 1.89 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 SEA AL 33 RF 110 109 94 933.0 215 198 10 7 2 .967 -4 -5 2.01 1.89 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 SEA AL 33 DH 5 4
1986 SEA AL 34 OF 19 17 15 158.0 34 31 2 1 0 .971 -2 -15 1.88 1.74 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 SEA AL 34 RF 18 16 14 149.0 30 28 1 1 0 .967 -3 -23 1.75 1.61 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 SEA AL 34 DH 1 1
1986 SEA AL 34 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1 120 3.00 3.00 .977 2.20 2.20
13 Seasons OF 1477 1351 1233 12210.1 3012 2854 112 46 19 .985 11 1 2.19 2.01 .981 2.45 2.43
13 Seasons RF 1291 1184 1105 10660.1 2535 2388 102 45 16 .982 13 1 2.10 1.93 .978 2.19 2.18
10 Seasons CF 197 159 120 1428.0 427 419 6 2 2 .995 -5 -4 2.68 2.16 .985 2.90 2.88
12 Seasons DH 64 45
5 Seasons LF 35 8 8 122.0 35 33 2 0 0 1.000 2 21 2.58 1.00 .977 2.22 2.18
2 Seasons 3B 7 3 2 33.0 18 5 11 2 1 .889 -1 -29 4.36 2.29 .954 3.00 3.01
13 Seasons TOT 1484 1354 1235 12243.1 3030 2859 123 48 20 .984 10 1 2.19 2.01 .980 2.45 2.43
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 AL (2, 55%)
0.55 Career Shares (420th)

Gold Gloves
1977 AL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Sep 25th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
1977 AL  .312 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1977 AL  .525 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1977 AL  162 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1977 AL  189 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  318 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1982 AL  39 (5th)
1984 AL  34 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1975 AL  8 (4th)
1977 AL  14 (3rd)
1978 AL  8 (6th)
1982 AL  8 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1977 AL  112 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1977 AL  69 (4th)
1982 AL  67 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 AL  8 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1978 AL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1985 AL  23 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1976 AL  16 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1977 AL  18.9 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1977 AL  39.96 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1977 AL  3.9 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1977 AL  3.8 (6th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  142 (2nd)
1977 AL  142 (2nd)
1979 AL  134 (3rd)
1980 AL  129 (5th)
1982 AL  145 (3rd)
1984 AL  130 (5th)
Career  1,291 (39th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  307 (1st)
1977 AL  254 (3rd)
1979 AL  287 (2nd)
1982 AL  277 (5th)
Career  2,388 (39th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  10 (3rd)
1976 AL  12 (2nd)
1977 AL  14 (1st)
1978 AL  9 (5th)
1980 AL  11 (2nd)
1982 AL  14 (1st)
1984 AL  9 (4th)
1985 AL  10 (4th)
Career  102 (44th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (5th)
1979 AL  5 (3rd)
1985 AL  7 (1st)
Career  45 (74th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  2 (3rd)
1976 AL  3 (2nd)
1978 AL  3 (5th)
1980 AL  2 (5th)
1985 AL  2 (3rd)
Career  16 (88th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  148 (5th)
1977 AL  159 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  13 (5th)
1976 AL  13 (5th)
1977 AL  14 (2nd)
1982 AL  14 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  3 (5th)
1978 AL  5 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  4 (5th)
1976 AL  12 (1st)
1977 AL  9 (1st)
1978 AL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1976 AL  2.34 (4th)
Career  2.10 (62nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  2.25 (2nd)
1979 AL  2.16 (5th)
Career  1.93 (94th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  .991 (2nd)
1977 AL  .978 (3rd)
1978 AL  .988 (1st)
1979 AL  .983 (5th)
1980 AL  .988 (1st)
1982 AL  .986 (2nd)
1984 AL  .987 (4th)
Career  .982 (69th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1978 AL  .990 (4th)
1981 AL  .994 (3rd)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 23 (953), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 9 (1252), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1626), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (144th), 15.2 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/15.5 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 25 Kansas City Royals $40,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1983 31 Seattle Mariners $400,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$1.2MM, plus appearance/perf. bonuses
1984 32 Seattle Mariners $400,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$1.2MM, plus appearance/perf. bonuses
1985 33 Seattle Mariners $400,000* ?
1986 34 Seattle Mariners $360,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,600,000
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $440,000 - 1985 USA Today survey - 3/$1.2MM, plus appearance/perf. bonuses
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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