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Rick Dempsey

John Rikard Dempsey

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 13, 1949 in Fayetteville, TN
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1969 (Age 20.010)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Dodgers/Yankees/Brewers/Indians/... 1969-1992
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: September 27, 1992 (Age 43.014)
Relatives: Uncle of Gregg Zaun
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 23, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #905. Charlie Hickman… #906. Chief Meyers… #907. Manny Mota… #908. RICK DEMPSEY… #909. Pete O'Brien… #910. Merv Rettenmund… #911. Don Mincher… 

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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
1969 19 MIN AL 5 7 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .571 .667 1.238 241 4 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1970 20 MIN AL 5 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 -63 0 1 0 0 0 0 /2
1971 21 MIN AL 6 14 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .357 .385 .742 108 5 1 0 0 0 0 /2
1972 22 MIN AL 25 47 40 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 .200 .304 .225 .529 56 9 2 0 1 0 0 2
1973 23 NYY AL 6 13 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 26 2 1 0 1 0 0 /2
1974 24 NYY AL 43 119 109 12 26 3 0 2 12 1 0 8 7 .239 .288 .321 .609 76 35 5 0 1 1 0 2/D79
1975 25 NYY AL 71 170 145 18 38 8 0 1 11 0 0 21 15 .262 .353 .338 .691 98 49 5 0 3 1 1 2D/957
1976 26 TOT AL 80 240 216 12 42 2 0 0 12 1 1 18 21 .194 .263 .204 .466 42 44 2 2 4 0 0 2/97
1976 26 NYY AL 21 48 42 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 4 .119 .213 .119 .332 -0 5 0 0 1 0 0 /29
1976 26 BAL AL 59 192 174 11 37 2 0 0 10 1 1 13 17 .213 .275 .224 .499 52 39 2 2 3 0 0 2/97
1977 27 BAL AL 91 314 270 27 61 7 4 3 34 2 3 34 34 .226 .314 .315 .629 77 85 9 2 5 3 1 2
1978 28 BAL AL 136 498 441 41 114 25 0 6 32 7 3 48 54 .259 .327 .356 .683 98 157 11 0 3 6 2 *2
1979 29 BAL AL 124 413 368 48 88 23 0 6 41 0 1 38 37 .239 .307 .351 .658 80 129 12 0 3 4 1 *2
1980 30 BAL AL 119 406 362 51 95 26 3 9 40 3 1 36 45 .262 .333 .425 .759 108 154 11 3 4 1 1 *2/793D
1981 31 BAL AL 92 287 251 24 54 10 1 6 15 0 1 32 36 .215 .306 .335 .641 85 84 5 1 3 0 1 *2
1982 32 BAL AL 125 402 344 35 88 15 1 5 36 0 3 46 37 .256 .339 .349 .688 90 120 10 0 7 5 1 *2/D
1983 33 BAL AL 128 400 347 33 80 16 2 4 32 1 1 40 54 .231 .311 .323 .634 77 112 9 3 5 5 1 *2
1984 34 BAL AL 109 380 330 37 76 11 0 11 34 1 2 40 58 .230 .312 .364 .676 89 120 11 1 5 4 0 2
1985 35 BAL AL 132 420 362 54 92 19 0 12 52 0 1 50 87 .254 .345 .406 .751 108 147 2 1 5 2 0 *2
1986 36 BAL AL 122 382 327 42 68 15 1 13 29 1 0 45 78 .208 .309 .379 .689 88 124 5 3 7 0 0 *2
1987 37 CLE AL 60 170 141 16 25 10 0 1 9 0 0 23 29 .177 .295 .270 .565 52 38 4 1 4 1 0 2
1988 38 LAD NL 77 198 167 25 42 13 0 7 30 1 0 25 44 .251 .338 .455 .793 129 76 4 0 0 6 0 2
1989 39 LAD NL 79 183 151 16 27 7 0 4 16 1 0 30 37 .179 .319 .305 .623 80 46 5 1 1 0 3 2
1990 40 LAD NL 62 151 128 13 25 5 0 2 15 1 0 23 29 .195 .318 .281 .599 69 36 8 0 0 0 0 2
1991 41 MIL AL 61 174 147 15 34 5 0 4 21 0 2 23 20 .231 .329 .347 .676 90 51 7 0 1 3 1 2/13
1992 42 BAL AL 8 11 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 /2
24 Yrs 1766 5407 4692 525 1093 223 12 96 471 20 19 592 736 .233 .319 .347 .666 87 1628 131 18 63 42 13
162 Game Avg. 162 496 430 48 100 20 1 9 43 2 2 54 68 .233 .319 .347 .666 87 149 12 2 6 4 1
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
BAL (12 yrs) 1245 4105 3585 405 854 169 12 75 355 16 17 424 538 .238 .319 .355 .674 89 1272 88 16 50 30 8
MIN (4 yrs) 41 76 66 4 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 10 .227 .320 .273 .593 71 18 4 0 1 0 0
NYY (4 yrs) 141 350 307 31 71 11 0 3 25 1 0 35 29 .231 .308 .296 .605 75 91 11 0 6 2 1
LAD (3 yrs) 218 532 446 54 94 25 0 13 61 3 0 78 110 .211 .326 .354 .680 95 158 17 1 1 6 3
CLE (1 yr) 60 170 141 16 25 10 0 1 9 0 0 23 29 .177 .295 .270 .565 52 38 4 1 4 1 0
MIL (1 yr) 61 174 147 15 34 5 0 4 21 0 2 23 20 .231 .329 .347 .676 90 51 7 0 1 3 1
AL (21 yrs) 1548 4875 4246 471 999 198 12 83 410 17 19 514 626 .235 .318 .346 .664 86 1470 114 17 62 36 10
NL (3 yrs) 218 532 446 54 94 25 0 13 61 3 0 78 110 .211 .326 .354 .680 95 158 17 1 1 6 3

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
1969 19 MIN AL 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .526 .501 0.2 0.0 1 /2
1970 20 MIN AL 5 8 -2 0 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .442 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /2
1971 21 MIN AL 6 14 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1972 22 MIN AL 25 47 -2 -1 -0 0 1 -2 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .489 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 $9,000 2
1973 23 NYY AL 6 13 -1 0 -0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $12,500 /2
1974 24 NYY AL 43 119 -3 1 -1 6 2 4 0.5 4 8 0.9 .511 .503 0.3 0.8 3 2/D79
1975 25 NYY AL 71 170 -1 0 -0 -1 -1 -2 -0.1 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.5 -0.1 5 2D/957
1976 26 NYY AL 21 48 -5 -0 0 2 0 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3 /29
1976 26 BAL AL 59 192 -9 0 0 7 3 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.1 1.1 1 2/97
1977 27 BAL AL 91 314 -9 -2 -1 9 6 1 0.2 11 12 1.3 .501 .501 0.3 1.5 3 $40,000 2
1978 28 BAL AL 136 498 -2 0 -0 7 8 14 1.5 18 31 3.3 .511 .509 2.5 1.7 24 *2
1979 29 BAL AL 124 413 -10 0 -0 12 8 9 0.9 15 24 2.3 .507 .505 1.1 2.0 12 *2
1980 30 BAL AL 119 406 3 -1 -0 8 6 17 1.8 14 30 3.1 .515 .511 2.2 1.6 22 *2/793D
1981 31 BAL AL 92 287 -4 -1 -0 6 5 6 0.7 10 16 1.6 .507 .504 1.0 1.2 10 *2
1982 32 BAL AL 125 402 -5 -2 -0 3 7 3 0.4 14 17 1.7 .503 .502 1.4 1.0 14 *2/D
1983 33 BAL AL 128 400 -11 -1 -1 8 7 2 0.3 14 16 1.6 .502 .502 0.8 1.6 8 *2
1984 34 BAL AL 109 380 -6 -0 -1 -4 6 -5 -0.5 13 8 0.8 .495 .497 1.2 0.2 12 2
1985 35 BAL AL 132 420 8 -1 0 1 7 16 1.7 14 30 3.0 .512 .510 2.9 0.9 29 $512,500 *2
1986 36 BAL AL 122 382 -6 2 0 5 7 8 0.9 13 21 2.1 .506 .505 1.5 1.2 16 $442,066 *2
1987 37 CLE AL 60 170 -9 -2 -0 -2 3 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.5 .482 .493 -0.3 0.1 -3 $400,000 2
1988 38 LAD NL 77 198 6 -0 -0 2 3 10 1.2 7 17 1.9 .516 .507 1.6 0.6 15 $250,000 2
1989 39 LAD NL 79 183 -3 -0 -1 5 3 4 0.4 6 10 1.0 .506 .503 0.4 0.9 5 $420,000 2
1990 40 LAD NL 62 151 -5 0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.1 0.3 2 $500,000 2
1991 41 MIL AL 61 174 -1 -1 -1 0 3 -1 -0.0 6 6 0.5 .499 .500 0.6 0.3 6 $150,000 2/13
1992 42 BAL AL 8 11 -1 0 -0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .475 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 $450,000 /2
24 Seasons 1766 5407 -78 -9 -8 71 88 64 7.5 187 251 25.3 .504 .503 17.7 17.2 180 $3,186,066
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BAL (12 yrs) 1245 4105 -52 -6 -4 61 71 69 7.9 143 212 21.3 .506 .505 15.0 14.1 151 $1,444,566
MIN (4 yrs) 41 76 -3 -0 -1 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000
NYY (4 yrs) 141 350 -11 1 -1 7 2 -2 -0.1 13 11 1.1 .499 .500 0.4 1.0 4 $12,500
LAD (3 yrs) 218 532 -2 -0 -2 7 9 11 1.3 18 29 3.0 .506 .503 2.1 1.7 22 $1,170,000
CLE (1 yr) 60 170 -9 -2 -0 -2 3 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.5 .482 .493 -0.3 0.1 -3 $400,000
MIL (1 yr) 61 174 -1 -1 -1 0 3 -1 -0.0 6 6 0.5 .499 .500 0.6 0.3 6 $150,000

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
1979 29 BAL AL ALCS CAL W 3 11 10 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .400 .455 .600 1.055 6 0 0 0 0 0
1979 29 BAL AL WS PIT L 7 22 21 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .318 .381 .699 8 1 0 0 0 0
1983 33 BAL AL ALCS CHW W 4 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .397 2 0 0 0 0 0
1983 ❍ MVP 33 BAL AL WS PHI W 5 15 13 3 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 .385 .467 .923 1.390 12 1 0 0 0 2
1988 38 LAD NL NLCS NYM W 4 6 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300 4 0 0 0 0 0
1988 ❍ 38 LAD NL WS OAK W 2 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .400 .733 2 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 25 73 66 11 20 11 0 1 7 1 0 7 8 .303 .370 .515 .885 34 3 0 0 0 2
2 ALCS 7 24 22 4 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 .273 .333 .364 .697 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 6 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 14 43 39 6 12 7 0 1 3 0 0 4 7 .308 .372 .564 .936 22 3 0 0 0 2

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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
1991 41 MIL AL 0 0 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 106 4.36 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1 Yr 0 0 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 106 4.36 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 102 34 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 340 106 4.36 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
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
1991 41 MIL AL 2.0 2 0 1 4.50 4.76 -0.24 -0.36 96.0 4.46 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .500 .500 $150,000
1 Season 2.0 2 0 1 4.50 4.76 -0.24 -0.36 96.0 4.46 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .500 .500 $150,000

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 MIN AL 19 C 3 0 0 10.2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 0 4.22 1.67 .987 6.67 6.67 0 0 1 0 0% 36% 0
1970 MIN AL 20 C 3 1 1 16.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -75 6.75 4.00 .988 6.64 6.63 0 0 2 0 0% 40% 0
1971 MIN AL 21 C 6 4 4 37.0 36 30 4 2 0 .944 0 0 8.27 5.67 .988 6.37 6.33 0 1 4 2 33% 39% 0
1972 MIN AL 22 C 23 8 7 113.0 73 67 5 1 0 .986 0 0 5.73 3.13 .985 6.48 6.46 2 3 5 4 44% 39% 0
1973 NYY AL 23 C 5 3 3 31.0 11 9 0 2 0 .818 -1 -39 2.61 1.80 .985 6.04 6.02 0 1 3 0 0% 38% 0
1974 NYY AL 24 C 31 25 22 237.1 178 152 22 4 0 .978 6 30 6.60 5.61 .983 5.89 5.87 1 6 6 16 73% 38% 2
1974 NYY AL 24 OF 2 0 0 7.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -49 0.00 0.00 2.45 2.40
1974 NYY AL 24 DH 1 0
1974 NYY AL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1974 NYY AL 24 RF 1 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -57 0.00 0.00 2.13 2.20
1975 NYY AL 25 C 19 12 11 116.0 86 76 8 2 0 .977 -1 -10 6.52 4.42 .983 6.00 5.98 0 2 11 4 27% 38% 0
1975 NYY AL 25 DH 18 14
1975 NYY AL 25 OF 8 7 6 62.1 18 16 1 1 1 .944 0 8 2.45 2.13 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 NYY AL 25 RF 7 6 5 53.1 15 13 1 1 1 .933 0 2 2.36 2.00 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 NYY AL 25 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.20
1975 NYY AL 25 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 3.00 .977 2.20 2.20
1976 TOT AL 26 C 67 60 52 536.2 345 302 39 4 8 .988 9 20 5.72 5.09 .981 5.75 5.77 3 9 27 31 53% 34% 0
1976 TOT AL 26 OF 7 3 2 32.2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.93 1.00 .981 2.48 2.47
1976 TOT AL 26 RF 6 3 2 27.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.33 1.17 .980 2.23 2.22
1976 NYY AL 26 C 9 7 6 67.0 44 39 5 0 0 1.000 2 36 5.91 4.89 .981 5.75 5.77 0 0 4 4 50% 34% 0
1976 NYY AL 26 OF 4 2 2 21.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 29 3.00 1.75 .981 2.49 2.48
1976 NYY AL 26 RF 4 2 2 21.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 29 3.00 1.75 .980 2.23 2.22
1976 BAL AL 26 C 58 53 46 469.2 301 263 34 4 8 .987 7 18 5.69 5.12 .981 5.75 5.77 3 9 23 27 54% 34% 0
1976 BAL AL 26 OF 3 1 0 11.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -41 0.00 0.00 2.47 2.47
1976 BAL AL 26 RF 2 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -20 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1976 BAL AL 26 LF 1 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -64 0.00 0.00 2.22 2.20
1977 BAL AL 27 C 91 84 74 745.0 479 416 52 11 10 .977 9 14 5.65 5.14 .986 6.01 5.97 2 14 30 41 58% 39% 1
1978 BAL AL 28 C 135 130 122 1145.2 726 636 79 11 14 .985 7 7 5.62 5.30 .983 5.53 5.48 7 32 62 55 47% 38% 2
1979 BAL AL 29 C 124 112 96 1015.2 703 615 81 7 13 .990 12 14 6.17 5.61 .982 5.46 5.39 5 22 48 45 48% 36% 1
1980 BAL AL 30 C 112 95 87 878.0 593 531 54 8 8 .987 7 10 6.00 5.22 .986 5.48 5.47 5 27 53 45 46% 35% 2
1980 BAL AL 30 OF 6 0 0 10.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 79 2.53 0.50 .980 2.45 2.47
1980 BAL AL 30 LF 3 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -33 2.45 0.33 .980 2.45 2.33
1980 BAL AL 30 RF 3 0 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 137 3.86 1.00 .973 2.19 2.13
1980 BAL AL 30 1B 2 0 0 8.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 0 75 12.38 5.50 .992 10.01 10.00
1980 BAL AL 30 DH 1 0
1981 BAL AL 31 C 90 71 63 665.1 420 384 35 1 6 .998 6 11 5.67 4.66 .987 5.51 5.49 4 11 30 24 44% 38% 5
1982 BAL AL 32 C 124 101 90 944.0 542 491 46 5 8 .991 3 4 5.12 4.33 .988 5.69 5.66 5 22 47 27 36% 36% 2
1982 BAL AL 32 DH 1 0
1983 BAL AL 33 C 128 109 90 989.2 658 591 65 2 7 .997 8 10 5.97 5.13 .986 5.70 5.66 1 23 60 35 37% 33% 2
1984 BAL AL 34 C 108 104 88 907.2 500 453 43 4 5 .992 -4 -5 4.92 4.59 .987 5.96 5.92 4 27 59 23 28% 36% 0
1985 BAL AL 35 C 131 113 101 1008.0 632 575 49 8 5 .987 1 1 5.57 4.76 .987 6.05 5.99 2 24 79 30 28% 33% 2
1986 BAL AL 36 C 121 101 84 922.1 719 659 53 7 9 .990 5 7 6.95 5.88 .989 6.62 6.56 2 27 68 34 33% 34% 3
1987 CLE AL 37 C 59 48 33 422.0 316 293 18 5 3 .984 -2 -6 6.63 5.27 .988 6.74 6.67 3 25 35 18 34% 31% 0
1988 LAD NL 38 C 74 46 36 450.2 366 333 29 4 4 .989 2 5 7.23 4.89 .987 6.56 6.57 2 10 47 19 29% 29% 0
1989 LAD NL 39 C 62 38 28 379.1 305 265 35 5 4 .984 5 16 7.12 4.84 .986 6.67 6.68 3 15 26 25 49% 32% 1
1990 LAD NL 40 C 53 33 23 314.2 242 213 27 2 3 .992 0 0 6.86 4.53 .987 6.65 6.61 4 15 34 17 33% 29% 0
1991 MIL AL 41 C 56 44 35 408.2 271 246 23 2 4 .993 0 0 5.92 4.80 .990 6.49 6.48 5 13 29 12 29% 34% 1
1991 MIL AL 41 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1991 MIL AL 41 1B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.70
1992 BAL AL 42 C 8 1 1 30.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 4.20 1.75 .989 6.21 6.18 1 0 4 0 0% 34% 0
24 Seasons C 1633 1343 1151 12324.1 8234 7367 768 99 111 .988 70 7 5.94 4.98 .986 5.94 5.94 61 329 770 507 40% 35% 24
4 Seasons OF 23 10 8 113.0 28 25 2 1 1 .964 1 10 2.15 1.17 .980 2.41 2.43
4 Seasons DH 21 14
4 Seasons RF 17 9 7 93.2 25 22 2 1 1 .960 1 13 2.31 1.41 .977 2.15 2.15
4 Seasons LF 6 1 1 19.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.86 0.67 .978 2.23 2.25
2 Seasons 1B 3 0 0 8.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 0 75 12.38 3.67 .992 10.01 9.90
1 Season P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.20
24 Seasons TOT 1662 1353 1159 12448.1 8273 7402 771 100 114 .988 71 7 5.91 4.92 .986 5.91 5.89 61 329 770 507 40% 35% 24
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1998 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1979 AL  2.0 (6th)
1981 AL  1.2 (10th)
Career  17.3 (75th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1978 AL  135 (4th)
1981 AL  90 (3rd)
1982 AL  124 (5th)
1983 AL  128 (5th)
1985 AL  131 (4th)
1986 AL  121 (5th)
Career  1,633 (20th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1978 AL  636 (5th)
1981 AL  384 (5th)
1983 AL  591 (5th)
1986 AL  659 (5th)
Career  7,367 (37th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1978 AL  79 (4th)
1979 AL  81 (1st)
1983 AL  65 (3rd)
1986 AL  53 (3rd)
Career  768 (81st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1977 AL  11 (4th)
1978 AL  11 (2nd)
1980 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1977 AL  10 (5th)
1978 AL  14 (1st)
1979 AL  13 (3rd)
1980 AL  8 (4th)
1981 AL  6 (3rd)
1982 AL  8 (3rd)
1983 AL  7 (3rd)
1986 AL  9 (4th)
Career  111 (35th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  7 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1985 AL  79 (2nd)
1986 AL  68 (2nd)
Career  770 (67th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1978 AL  55 (4th)
1980 AL  45 (4th)
1983 AL  35 (5th)
Career  507 (62nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1976 AL  53.4 (1st)
1977 AL  57.7 (1st)
1978 AL  47.0 (3rd)
1979 AL  48.4 (2nd)
1980 AL  45.9 (3rd)
1989 NL  49.0 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1974 AL  6 (1st)
1977 AL  9 (3rd)
1978 AL  7 (3rd)
1979 AL  12 (2nd)
1980 AL  7 (4th)
1981 AL  6 (3rd)
1983 AL  8 (4th)
Career  70 (10th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1979 AL  6.17 (3rd)
1980 AL  6.00 (5th)
1988 NL  7.23 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1979 AL  5.61 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1979 AL  .990 (3rd)
1981 AL  .998 (1st)
1983 AL  .997 (1st)
1984 AL  .992 (5th)
1986 AL  .990 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1988 NL  born 1949-09-13 (9th)
1989 NL  born 1949-09-13 (5th)
1990 NL  born 1949-09-13 (4th)
1991 AL  born 1949-09-13 (4th)
1992 AL  born 1949-09-13 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1969 AL  born 1949-09-13 (4th)
1970 AL  born 1949-09-13 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 56 (356), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (646), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (61st), 25.3 career WAR/17.3 7yr-peak WAR/21.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1972 22 Minnesota Twins $9,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 23 New York Yankees $12,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1977 27 Baltimore Orioles $40,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1985 35 Baltimore Orioles $512,500 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 36 Baltimore Orioles $442,066 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 37 Cleveland Indians $400,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 38 Los Angeles Dodgers $250,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 39 Los Angeles Dodgers $420,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 40 Los Angeles Dodgers $500,000 ? USA Today
1991 41 Milwaukee Brewers $150,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 42 Baltimore Orioles $450,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,186,066
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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