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Hector Cruz

Hector Louis (Dilan) Cruz (Heity)

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 2, 1953 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
High School: Carmen Bozello Huyke HS (Arroyo, PR)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1970. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 11, 1973 (Age 20.131)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds/Cubs/Giants 1973-1982

Final Game: July 15, 1982 (Age 29.104)
Relatives: Brother of Jose Cruz, Brother of Tommy Cruz and Uncle of Jose Cruz
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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 20 STL NL 11 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 -75 0 0 0 0 0 0 /87
1975 22 STL NL 23 52 48 7 7 2 2 0 6 0 0 2 4 .146 .176 .271 .447 21 13 1 0 1 1 0 5/79
1976 23 STL NL 151 577 526 54 120 17 1 13 71 1 0 42 119 .228 .286 .338 .625 77 178 13 2 4 3 7 *5 RoY-3
1977 24 STL NL 118 391 339 50 80 19 2 6 42 4 3 46 56 .236 .326 .357 .683 85 121 8 1 2 3 1 97/5
1978 25 TOT NL 109 300 273 27 62 13 1 8 33 0 2 24 45 .227 .292 .370 .662 85 101 10 1 2 0 3 7859
1978 25 CHC NL 30 80 76 8 18 5 0 2 9 0 0 3 6 .237 .266 .382 .647 72 29 4 0 1 0 1 8/57
1978 25 SFG NL 79 220 197 19 44 8 1 6 24 0 2 21 39 .223 .301 .365 .667 89 72 6 1 1 0 2 7859
1979 26 TOT NL 90 243 207 26 47 10 2 4 28 0 1 34 46 .227 .335 .353 .687 88 73 10 0 1 1 3 987/5
1979 26 SFG NL 16 28 25 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .120 .214 .120 .334 -3 3 2 0 0 0 0 /759
1979 26 CIN NL 74 215 182 24 44 10 2 4 27 0 1 31 39 .242 .350 .385 .735 100 70 8 0 1 1 3 987
1980 27 CIN NL 52 83 75 5 16 4 1 1 5 0 0 8 16 .213 .289 .333 .622 73 25 1 0 0 0 1 79
1981 28 CHC NL 53 127 109 15 25 5 0 7 15 2 2 17 24 .229 .331 .468 .799 122 51 3 0 0 1 0 59/7
1982 29 CHC NL 17 21 19 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .211 .286 .263 .549 54 5 1 0 0 0 0 /79
9 Yrs 624 1806 1607 186 361 71 9 39 200 7 8 176 317 .225 .301 .353 .654 81 567 47 4 10 9 15
162 Game Avg. 162 469 417 48 94 18 2 10 52 2 2 46 82 .225 .301 .353 .654 81 147 12 1 3 2 4
STL (4 yrs) 303 1032 924 112 207 38 5 19 119 5 3 91 182 .224 .294 .338 .631 75 312 22 3 7 7 8
CHC (3 yrs) 100 228 204 24 47 11 0 9 24 2 2 22 34 .230 .304 .417 .721 97 85 8 0 1 1 1
SFG (2 yrs) 95 248 222 21 47 8 1 6 25 0 2 24 46 .212 .291 .338 .629 79 75 8 1 1 0 2
CIN (2 yrs) 126 298 257 29 60 14 3 5 32 0 1 39 55 .233 .333 .370 .703 93 95 9 0 1 1 4

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 20 STL NL 11 12 -3 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.3 .465 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -2 /87
1975 22 STL NL 23 52 -3 1 0 -1 0 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 5/79
1976 23 STL NL 151 577 -18 -1 -0 -17 4 -33 -3.8 19 -14 -2.0 .475 .477 -0.1 -1.6 3 *5 RoY-3
1977 24 STL NL 118 391 -6 -2 0 -9 -5 -20 -2.2 13 -8 -1.0 .482 .487 -0.1 -1.5 1 $55,000 97/5
1978 25 CHC NL 30 80 -2 1 -1 -1 0 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .490 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 8/57
1978 25 SFG NL 79 220 -1 -3 -0 0 -2 -6 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .492 .496 -0.0 -0.1 1 7859
1979 26 SFG NL 16 28 -3 0 -0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .465 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 /759
1979 26 CIN NL 74 215 1 -2 -1 -1 -3 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .492 .496 0.1 -0.4 2 987
1980 27 CIN NL 52 83 -3 0 0 3 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 -0.1 0.2 -1 79
1981 28 CHC NL 53 127 2 -0 -1 -4 -0 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.6 -0.5 6 59/7
1982 29 CHC NL 17 21 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /79
9 Seasons 624 1806 -36 -6 -2 -32 -7 -83 -9.3 59 -24 -3.5 .485 .490 -0.3 -4.4 8 $55,000
STL (4 yrs) 303 1032 -29 -2 1 -28 -1 -59 -6.7 33 -26 -3.4 .478 .483 -0.5 -3.2 2 $55,000
CHC (3 yrs) 100 228 -0 1 -1 -6 -0 -7 -0.8 8 0 -0.1 .492 .498 0.6 -0.7 7
SFG (2 yrs) 95 248 -5 -3 -1 -1 -2 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .488 .496 -0.4 -0.3 -2
CIN (2 yrs) 126 298 -2 -2 -1 2 -4 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.0 -0.2 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
1979 26 CIN NL NLCS PIT L 2 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 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 STL NL 20 OF 5 2 1 23.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 2.74 1.40 .977 2.23 2.24
1973 STL NL 20 CF 4 2 1 22.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -55 2.45 1.50 .980 2.62 2.62
1973 STL NL 20 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1975 STL NL 22 3B 12 3 1 42.1 10 4 4 2 0 .800 -3 -77 1.70 0.67 .945 2.98 2.97
1975 STL NL 22 OF 6 6 5 54.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 2 42 2.67 2.67 .978 2.28 2.28
1975 STL NL 22 LF 4 4 3 38.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 79 3.55 3.75 .973 2.11 2.10
1975 STL NL 22 RF 2 2 2 16.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -45 0.56 0.50 .975 2.02 2.05
1976 STL NL 23 3B 148 148 134 1292.1 396 100 270 26 19 .934 -17 -16 2.58 2.50 .952 2.93 2.92 RoY-3
1977 STL NL 24 OF 106 89 54 784.1 169 154 9 6 1 .964 -9 -13 1.87 1.54 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 STL NL 24 RF 87 77 47 656.0 133 121 7 5 0 .962 -10 -17 1.76 1.47 .974 2.11 2.11
1977 STL NL 24 LF 28 12 7 128.1 31 29 1 1 1 .968 1 8 2.10 1.07 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 STL NL 24 3B 2 0 0 3.1 2 0 1 1 1 .500 -0 -36 2.70 0.50 .955 2.97 3.00
1978 TOT NL 25 OF 67 50 31 459.0 119 112 5 2 3 .983 1 2 2.29 1.75 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 TOT NL 25 LF 32 21 16 200.0 47 43 3 1 2 .979 2 15 2.07 1.44 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 TOT NL 25 CF 31 23 10 189.0 53 51 1 1 1 .981 -4 -24 2.48 1.68 .983 2.80 2.77
1978 TOT NL 25 3B 21 13 11 131.1 32 5 27 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 2.19 1.52 .952 2.99 2.97
1978 CHC NL 25 CF 14 13 7 103.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -26 2.53 2.07 .983 2.80 2.77
1978 CHC NL 25 OF 14 13 7 105.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -22 2.57 2.14 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 CHC NL 25 3B 7 7 5 58.0 16 2 14 0 0 1.000 1 17 2.48 2.29 .952 2.99 2.97
1978 CHC NL 25 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1978 SFG NL 25 OF 53 37 24 354.0 89 82 5 2 3 .978 2 8 2.21 1.64 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 SFG NL 25 LF 31 21 16 198.0 46 42 3 1 2 .978 2 13 2.05 1.45 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 SFG NL 25 CF 17 10 3 86.0 24 22 1 1 1 .958 -2 -22 2.41 1.35 .983 2.80 2.77
1978 SFG NL 25 3B 14 6 6 73.1 16 3 13 0 0 1.000 -2 -33 1.96 1.14 .952 2.99 2.97
1978 SFG NL 25 RF 14 6 5 70.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 2 33 2.44 1.36 .977 2.13 2.11
1979 TOT NL 26 OF 75 51 33 497.0 134 124 8 2 4 .985 -0 -0 2.39 1.76 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 TOT NL 26 RF 51 19 19 230.1 63 60 3 0 2 1.000 1 7 2.46 1.24 .979 2.19 2.18
1979 TOT NL 26 LF 17 11 8 107.0 26 23 1 2 0 .923 0 1 2.02 1.41 .970 2.01 2.00
1979 SFG NL 26 OF 6 2 2 25.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 19 1.78 0.83 .980 2.31 2.32
1979 SFG NL 26 LF 4 2 2 20.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 1.80 1.00 .970 2.02 2.00
1979 SFG NL 26 3B 2 2 2 18.0 6 3 2 1 0 .833 -2 -120 2.50 2.50 .952 2.90 2.90
1979 SFG NL 26 RF 2 0 0 5.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 1.00 .980 2.19 2.20
1979 CIN NL 26 OF 69 49 31 471.2 129 119 8 2 4 .984 -1 -2 2.42 1.84 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 CIN NL 26 RF 49 19 19 225.0 61 58 3 0 2 1.000 1 7 2.44 1.24 .979 2.19 2.18
1979 CIN NL 26 CF 23 21 6 159.2 46 43 3 0 1 1.000 -2 -12 2.59 2.00 .986 2.82 2.81
1979 CIN NL 26 LF 13 9 6 87.0 22 19 1 2 0 .909 -0 -4 2.07 1.54 .970 2.01 2.00
1980 CIN NL 27 OF 29 14 10 158.0 44 42 0 2 0 .955 3 21 2.39 1.45 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 CIN NL 27 LF 15 4 3 62.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.89 0.87 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 CIN NL 27 RF 15 10 7 96.0 31 29 0 2 0 .935 3 34 2.72 1.93 .977 2.06 2.06
1981 CHC NL 28 3B 18 14 8 116.1 40 12 25 3 0 .925 -2 -26 2.86 2.06 .948 2.84 2.85
1981 CHC NL 28 OF 16 12 7 103.2 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -21 1.91 1.38 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 CHC NL 28 RF 10 8 5 73.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.71 1.40 .978 2.08 2.08
1981 CHC NL 28 LF 8 4 2 30.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 1.80 0.75 .975 2.13 2.12
1982 CHC NL 29 OF 4 1 1 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -60 0.64 0.25 .980 2.25 2.25
1982 CHC NL 29 LF 3 1 1 12.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -70 0.75 0.33 .970 2.10 2.07
1982 CHC NL 29 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
8 Seasons OF 308 225 142 2093.0 513 477 23 13 8 .975 -7 -4 2.15 1.62 .979 2.29 2.29
6 Seasons 3B 203 180 156 1603.2 486 124 329 33 20 .932 -26 -19 2.54 2.23 .952 2.93 2.92
7 Seasons RF 180 122 85 1144.0 262 243 11 8 2 .969 -5 -5 2.00 1.41 .976 2.12 2.12
8 Seasons LF 108 57 40 578.1 140 130 6 4 3 .971 4 9 2.12 1.26 .974 2.00 2.00
3 Seasons CF 58 46 17 370.2 105 100 4 1 2 .990 -6 -21 2.53 1.79 .984 2.80 2.78
9 Seasons TOT 511 405 298 3696.2 999 601 352 46 28 .954 -32 -11 2.32 1.86 .966 2.57 2.54
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1976 NL  119 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1976 NL  26 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1976 NL  148 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1976 NL  26 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1978 NL  2 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1979 NL  4 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1973 NL  born 1953-04-02 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (1098th), -3.5 career WAR/-0.6 7yr-peak WAR/-2.1 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 24 St. Louis Cardinals $55,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$55,000
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: Hector Louis (Dilan) Hector Heity Cruz

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