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Richard Dotson

Richard Elliott Dotson (Rich)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 10, 1959 in Cincinnati, OH
High School: Anderson HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1979 (Age 20.237)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Royals 1979-1990

Final Game: June 5, 1990 (Age 31.146)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1979 CHW AL 20 P 5 5 1 24.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.85 1.00 .948 1.92 1.90 3 1 25% 36% 0
1980 CHW AL 21 P 33 32 8 198.0 47 13 33 1 0 .979 2.09 1.39 .957 1.85 1.85 26 6 19% 35% 1 RoY-7
1981 CHW AL 22 P 24 24 5 141.0 27 7 20 0 4 1.000 1.72 1.13 .963 1.98 1.98 15 7 32% 38% 0
1981 CHW AL 22 DH 3 0
1982 CHW AL 23 P 34 31 3 196.2 38 13 24 1 1 .974 1.69 1.09 .958 1.80 1.80 21 8 28% 36% 1
1983 CHW AL 24 P 35 35 8 240.0 69 20 48 1 8 .986 2.55 1.94 .958 1.80 1.78 29 5 15% 33% 2 CYA-4,MVP-20
1984 CHW AL 25 P 32 32 14 245.2 45 8 36 1 3 .978 1.61 1.38 .958 1.79 1.78 21 8 28% 36% 0 AS
1985 CHW AL 26 P 9 9 0 52.1 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.89 .952 1.86 1.84 5 3 38% 33% 1
1986 CHW AL 27 P 34 34 3 197.0 39 13 23 3 0 .923 1.64 1.06 .957 1.83 1.81 20 6 23% 34% 0
1987 CHW AL 28 P 31 31 7 211.1 54 14 38 2 4 .963 2.21 1.68 .955 1.84 1.82 2 9 82% 31% 0
1988 NYY AL 29 P 32 29 4 171.0 31 17 14 0 1 1.000 1.63 0.97 .961 1.78 1.77 10 2 17% 31% 0
1989 TOT AL 30 P 28 26 2 151.1 28 5 21 2 3 .929 1.55 0.93 .960 1.87 1.85 9 3 25% 31% 1
1989 NYY AL 30 P 11 9 1 51.2 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 1.05 0.55 .960 1.86 1.85 2 0 0% 32% 0
1989 CHW AL 30 P 17 17 1 99.2 22 4 16 2 2 .909 1.81 1.18 .960 1.87 1.85 7 3 30% 31% 1
1990 KCR AL 31 P 8 7 0 28.2 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 1.57 0.63 .952 1.79 1.76 1 1 50% 34% 0
12 Seasons P 305 295 55 1857.1 396 116 269 11 25 .972 1.87 1.26 .958 1.83 1.82 162 59 27% 34% 6
12 Seasons TOT 305 295 55 1857.1 396 116 269 11 25 .972 1.87 1.26 .958 1.83 1.82 162 59 27% 34% 6
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1979 CHW AL 20 P
1980 CHW AL 21 P
1981 CHW AL 22 P
1982 CHW AL 23 P
1983 CHW AL 24 P
1984 CHW AL 25 P
1985 CHW AL 26 P
1986 CHW AL 27 P
1987 CHW AL 28 P
1988 NYY AL 29 P
1989 NYY AL 30 P
1989 CHW AL 30 P
1990 KCR AL 31 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1979 CHW AL 20 5 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CHW AL 21 36 32 3 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1981 CHW AL 22 27 24 3 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
1982 CHW AL 23 34 31 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CHW AL 24 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 25 33 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 CHW AL 26 9 9 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHW AL 27 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CHW AL 28 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 NYY AL 29 32 29 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CHW AL 30 17 17 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 NYY AL 30 11 9 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 KCR AL 31 8 7 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 312 295 8 305 305 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1979 CHW AL 20 107 86% 24% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CHW AL 21 863 81% 29% 35 97% 1 14 1 12 33 30 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 100%
1981 CHW AL 22 599 83% 27% 23 91% 0 7 2 4 20 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 1 100%
1982 CHW AL 23 867 83% 27% 22 95% 0 13 1 10 21 17 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1983 CHW AL 24 997 79% 31% 51 96% 1 21 2 16 49 36 6 1 0 0 1 0 8 4 6 2 0
1984 CHW AL 25 1034 81% 30% 39 100% 1 10 0 6 36 25 6 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 7 100%
1985 CHW AL 26 226 80% 27% 4 100% 0 3 0 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHW AL 27 861 83% 30% 27 85% 1 13 0 12 22 19 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1987 CHW AL 28 900 79% 27% 43 93% 1 13 3 10 38 27 7 2 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 0 5 100%
1988 NYY AL 29 755 82% 35% 18 89% 0 17 1 14 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1989 CHW AL 30 446 81% 29% 19 95% 1 5 1 4 18 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 75%
1989 NYY AL 30 239 88% 32% 6 100% 0 1 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1990 KCR AL 31 138 89% 36% 4 100% 0 2 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
12 Seasons 8032 82% 30% 295 95% 6 120 12 93 268 205 30 10 1 4 5 3 23 16 21 2 34 97%
MLB Averages 81% 29% 91% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (4, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (219th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1983 September AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 May 10th AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1983 AL  48 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1981 AL  1.000 (1st)
1988 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1979 AL  born 1959-01-10 (7th)

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