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Mike Cubbage

Michael Lee Cubbage

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 21, 1950 in Charlottesville, VA
High School: Lane HS (Charlottesville, VA)
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Drafted
by the Washington Senators in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1974 (Age 23.260)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Rangers/Mets 1974-1981

Final Game: October 3, 1981 (Age 31.074)
Relatives: Cousin of Chris Haney and Cousin of Larry Haney
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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
1974 23 TEX AL 9 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /54D
1975 24 TEX AL 58 168 143 12 32 6 0 4 21 0 0 18 14 .224 .305 .350 .655 86 50 2 0 4 3 2 4/5D
1976 25 TOT AL 118 431 374 42 96 19 5 3 49 1 1 49 44 .257 .346 .358 .704 105 134 11 3 3 2 3 5/D4
1976 25 TEX AL 14 39 32 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 .219 .359 .219 .578 71 7 1 0 0 0 0 /D45
1976 25 MIN AL 104 392 342 40 89 19 5 3 49 1 1 42 37 .260 .344 .371 .716 108 127 10 3 3 2 3 5/4D
1977 26 MIN AL 129 464 417 60 110 16 5 9 55 1 4 37 49 .264 .321 .391 .712 94 163 4 0 6 4 6 *5/D
1978 27 MIN AL 125 444 394 40 111 12 7 7 57 3 1 40 44 .282 .348 .401 .749 109 158 7 1 7 2 3 *5/4
1979 28 MIN AL 94 291 243 26 67 10 1 2 23 1 8 39 26 .276 .371 .350 .720 93 85 2 0 5 4 2 5D/34
1980 29 MIN AL 103 318 285 29 70 9 0 8 42 0 1 23 37 .246 .301 .361 .663 76 103 4 1 6 3 4 35/4D
1981 30 NYM NL 67 90 80 9 17 2 2 1 4 0 0 9 15 .213 .289 .325 .614 76 26 2 0 0 1 1 5
8 Yrs 703 2221 1951 218 503 74 20 34 251 6 15 215 233 .258 .330 .369 .699 94 719 32 5 31 19 21
162 Game Avg. 162 512 450 50 116 17 5 8 58 1 3 50 54 .258 .330 .369 .699 94 166 7 1 7 4 5
MIN (5 yrs) 555 1909 1681 195 447 66 18 29 226 6 15 181 193 .266 .336 .378 .715 97 636 27 5 27 15 18
TEX (3 yrs) 81 222 190 14 39 6 0 4 21 0 0 25 25 .205 .294 .300 .594 70 57 3 0 4 3 2
NYM (1 yr) 67 90 80 9 17 2 2 1 4 0 0 9 15 .213 .289 .325 .614 76 26 2 0 0 1 1
AL (7 yrs) 636 2131 1871 209 486 72 18 33 247 6 15 206 218 .260 .332 .370 .702 95 693 30 5 31 18 20
NL (1 yr) 67 90 80 9 17 2 2 1 4 0 0 9 15 .213 .289 .325 .614 76 26 2 0 0 1 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 23 TEX AL 9 15 -4 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .446 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -3 /54D
1975 24 TEX AL 58 168 -3 -0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.4 -0.1 5 4/5D
1976 25 TEX AL 14 39 -1 -0 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 /D45
1976 25 MIN AL 104 392 2 -2 0 3 2 6 0.8 14 20 2.1 .507 .504 1.8 0.6 17 5/4D
1977 26 MIN AL 129 464 -2 0 3 3 3 6 0.7 17 23 2.3 .505 .504 2.0 0.6 20 $30,000 *5/D
1978 27 MIN AL 125 444 6 -2 2 2 3 10 1.1 16 26 2.7 .509 .507 2.5 0.5 24 $51,000 *5/4
1979 28 MIN AL 94 291 -3 -4 2 -8 -1 -14 -1.3 10 -3 -0.3 .486 .492 0.5 -0.9 5 5D/34
1980 29 MIN AL 103 318 -10 0 1 4 -4 -9 -0.9 11 2 0.1 .490 .494 -0.3 0.0 -2 35/4D
1981 30 NYM NL 67 90 -3 -0 0 -0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .494 .497 -0.1 0.0 -0 $333,333 5
8 Seasons 703 2221 -18 -9 8 -1 5 -14 -1.1 79 65 6.5 .498 .500 6.5 0.8 65 $414,333
MIN (5 yrs) 555 1909 -7 -7 7 3 4 -1 0.4 68 67 6.9 .500 .501 6.5 1.0 64 $81,000
TEX (3 yrs) 81 222 -7 -1 0 -3 1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .486 .498 0.0 -0.2 1
NYM (1 yr) 67 90 -3 -0 0 -0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .494 .497 -0.1 0.0 -0 $333,333

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 TEX AL 23 3B 3 1 0 10.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 12 3.60 1.33 .955 3.15 3.10
1974 TEX AL 23 2B 2 1 1 12.0 13 6 6 1 4 .923 -1 -70 9.00 6.00 .975 5.40 5.35
1974 TEX AL 23 DH 1 0
1975 TEX AL 24 2B 37 32 28 291.2 185 67 111 7 24 .962 -1 -6 5.49 4.81 .975 5.40 5.38
1975 TEX AL 24 3B 3 2 1 18.0 6 1 4 1 1 .833 -1 -47 2.50 1.67 .953 3.15 3.13
1975 TEX AL 24 DH 2 1
1976 TOT AL 25 3B 100 92 81 836.1 298 71 209 18 22 .940 4 5 3.01 2.80 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 TOT AL 25 DH 8 8
1976 TOT AL 25 2B 7 4 2 38.0 19 9 9 1 3 .947 -1 -28 4.26 2.57 .975 5.40 5.41
1976 TEX AL 25 DH 6 6
1976 TEX AL 25 2B 5 4 2 35.0 17 8 9 0 3 1.000 -0 -10 4.37 3.40 .975 5.40 5.42
1976 TEX AL 25 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1976 MIN AL 25 3B 99 92 81 835.1 298 71 209 18 22 .940 4 5 3.02 2.83 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 MIN AL 25 2B 2 0 0 3.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -240 3.00 0.50 .975 5.40 5.40
1976 MIN AL 25 DH 2 2
1977 MIN AL 26 3B 126 110 90 978.2 374 90 266 18 29 .952 3 4 3.27 2.83 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 MIN AL 26 DH 1 0
1978 MIN AL 27 3B 115 100 80 874.0 307 65 233 9 24 .971 2 3 3.07 2.59 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 MIN AL 27 2B 5 0 0 11.0 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -44 6.55 1.60 .980 5.48 5.42
1979 MIN AL 28 3B 63 55 18 420.0 138 34 94 10 9 .928 -9 -25 2.74 2.03 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 MIN AL 28 DH 22 15
1979 MIN AL 28 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 12.00 4.00 .992 10.20 10.00
1979 MIN AL 28 2B 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1980 MIN AL 29 1B 72 59 30 494.1 558 512 44 2 56 .996 4 11 10.12 7.72 .992 10.02 10.00
1980 MIN AL 29 3B 32 22 18 208.1 85 29 54 2 6 .976 -0 -2 3.59 2.59 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 MIN AL 29 2B 1 0 0 8.0 6 4 2 0 2 1.000 -1 -90 6.75 6.00 .982 5.62 5.60
1980 MIN AL 29 DH 1 0
1981 NYM NL 30 3B 12 11 6 82.1 27 5 21 1 0 .963 -0 -6 2.84 2.17 .948 2.84 2.85
8 Seasons 3B 454 393 294 3427.2 1239 296 884 59 91 .952 -2 -1 3.10 2.60 .954 2.98 2.97
2 Seasons 1B 73 59 30 497.1 562 516 44 2 56 .996 5 12 10.13 7.67 .992 10.02 10.00
6 Seasons 2B 53 37 31 362.0 231 90 132 9 34 .961 -4 -13 5.52 4.19 .975 5.41 5.39
8 Seasons TOT 580 489 355 4287.0 2032 902 1060 70 181 .966 -1 -0 4.12 3.38 .967 4.00 4.08
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
  • 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

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1976 AL  22 (4th)
1977 AL  29 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1976 AL  3.01 (4th)
1977 AL  3.27 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1976 AL  2.80 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1978 AL  .971 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (241st), 6.5 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.7 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 26 Minnesota Twins $30,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1978 27 Minnesota Twins $51,000 ? Tom Timmerman database Player loss; $72,500 requested
1981 30 New York Mets $333,333 ? 1981 TSN Guide 3 years, $1 million
1982 31 New York Mets $333,333 ? 1981 TSN Guide 3 years, $1 million; retired after 1981
1983 32 New York Mets $333,333 ? 1981 TSN Guide 3 years, $1 million; retired after 1981
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,080,999
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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