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Brian Downing

Brian Jay Downing (The Incredible Hulk)

Positions: Designated Hitter, Leftfielder and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 9, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA
School: Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 31, 1973 (Age 22.234, 10,964th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/WhiteSox/Rangers 1973-1992
Agents: Tom Reich [*]
Last Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 41.361)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 18, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #277. Edd Roush… #278. Jack Fournier… #279. John McGraw… #280. BRIAN DOWNING… #281. Dom DiMaggio… #282. Jay Bell… #283. Roger Maris… 

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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 22 CHW AL 34 85 73 5 13 1 0 2 4 0 0 10 17 .178 .277 .274 .551 54 20 3 0 2 0 1 2/597D
1974 23 CHW AL 108 350 293 41 66 12 1 10 39 0 1 51 72 .225 .344 .375 .719 105 110 11 2 4 0 3 29/D7
1975 24 CHW AL 138 516 420 58 101 12 1 7 41 13 4 76 75 .240 .356 .324 .680 93 136 12 3 11 6 5 *2/D
1976 25 CHW AL 104 365 317 38 81 14 0 3 30 7 3 40 55 .256 .338 .328 .666 96 104 2 1 4 3 0 2D
1977 26 CHW AL 69 214 169 28 48 4 2 4 25 1 2 34 21 .284 .402 .402 .804 121 68 3 2 5 4 0 2/D79
1978 27 CAL AL 133 476 412 42 105 15 0 7 46 3 2 52 47 .255 .345 .342 .688 98 141 14 6 4 2 2 *2/D
1979 ★ 28 CAL AL 148 596 509 87 166 27 3 12 75 3 3 77 57 .326 .418 .462 .880 142 235 17 5 3 2 4 *2D AS,MVP-14
1980 29 CAL AL 30 108 93 5 27 6 0 2 25 0 2 12 12 .290 .364 .419 .784 118 39 5 0 1 2 1 2D
1981 30 CAL AL 93 370 317 47 79 14 0 9 41 1 1 46 35 .249 .351 .379 .730 112 120 11 4 3 0 1 72/D
1982 31 CAL AL 158 725 623 109 175 37 2 28 84 2 1 86 58 .281 .368 .482 .850 132 300 14 5 3 8 1 *7 MVP-14
1983 32 CAL AL 113 473 403 68 99 15 1 19 53 1 2 62 59 .246 .352 .429 .781 115 173 8 5 1 2 4 7D
1984 33 CAL AL 156 628 539 65 148 28 2 23 91 0 4 70 66 .275 .360 .462 .822 127 249 18 7 3 9 3 *7D MVP-18
1985 34 CAL AL 150 620 520 80 137 23 1 20 85 5 3 78 61 .263 .371 .427 .798 119 222 12 13 5 4 3 *7D
1986 35 CAL AL 152 631 513 90 137 27 4 20 95 4 4 90 84 .267 .389 .452 .841 130 232 14 17 3 8 2 *7D
1987 36 CAL AL 155 695 567 110 154 29 3 29 77 5 5 106 85 .272 .400 .487 .886 137 276 10 17 2 3 6 *D7
1988 37 CAL AL 135 590 484 80 117 18 2 25 64 3 4 81 63 .242 .362 .442 .805 128 214 12 14 5 6 5 *D
1989 38 CAL AL 142 610 544 59 154 25 2 14 59 0 2 56 87 .283 .354 .414 .768 118 225 6 6 0 4 3 *D
1990 39 CAL AL 96 390 330 47 90 18 2 14 51 0 0 50 45 .273 .374 .467 .841 138 154 11 6 0 4 2 D
1991 40 TEX AL 123 476 407 76 113 17 2 17 49 1 1 58 70 .278 .377 .455 .831 132 185 7 8 1 2 7 *D
1992 41 TEX AL 107 391 320 53 89 18 0 10 39 1 0 62 58 .278 .407 .428 .835 138 137 7 8 0 1 2 D
20 Yrs 2344 9309 7853 1188 2099 360 28 275 1073 50 44 1197 1127 .267 .370 .425 .796 122 3340 197 129 60 70 55
162 Game Avg. 162 643 543 82 145 25 2 19 74 3 3 83 78 .267 .370 .425 .796 122 231 14 9 4 5 4
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
CAL (13 yrs) 1661 6912 5854 889 1588 282 22 222 846 27 33 866 759 .271 .372 .441 .813 126 2580 152 105 33 54 37
CHW (5 yrs) 453 1530 1272 170 309 43 4 26 139 21 10 211 240 .243 .351 .344 .695 98 438 31 8 26 13 9
TEX (2 yrs) 230 867 727 129 202 35 2 27 88 2 1 120 128 .278 .390 .443 .833 135 322 14 16 1 3 9

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 22 CHW AL 34 85 -5 -2 -0 -2 0 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .472 .494 -0.5 -0.1 -4 2/597D
1974 23 CHW AL 108 350 2 2 -2 -0 2 3 0.3 13 15 1.6 .503 .502 1.6 0.2 16 29/D7
1975 24 CHW AL 138 516 0 3 -1 5 9 15 1.7 18 34 3.5 .512 .510 3.0 1.5 29 *2/D
1976 25 CHW AL 104 365 2 -1 1 2 5 9 1.1 13 22 2.4 .510 .506 2.2 0.8 20 2D
1977 26 CHW AL 69 214 7 -1 0 -3 3 8 0.8 8 15 1.5 .511 .505 1.8 0.1 18 $50,000 2/D79
1978 27 CAL AL 133 476 1 -1 -1 4 8 10 1.2 17 27 2.8 .508 .507 2.4 1.3 23 $85,000 *2/D
1979 ★ 28 CAL AL 148 596 35 3 -1 -8 7 36 3.6 21 57 5.6 .524 .521 6.4 -0.1 65 *2D AS,MVP-14
1980 29 CAL AL 30 108 1 -1 -1 -2 -0 -3 -0.3 4 0 0.0 .489 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 2D
1981 30 CAL AL 93 370 8 -1 -1 -6 -0 -1 -0.1 13 12 1.1 .499 .499 1.8 -0.7 18 72/D
1982 31 CAL AL 158 725 30 4 -1 6 -6 33 3.4 23 56 5.6 .521 .521 5.0 0.0 50 *7 MVP-14
1983 32 CAL AL 113 473 7 -0 0 -5 -6 -4 -0.3 16 12 1.2 .497 .498 1.7 -1.0 17 7D
1984 33 CAL AL 156 628 20 -1 -3 -0 -7 9 1.0 21 31 3.0 .506 .506 3.1 -0.8 31 *7D MVP-18
1985 34 CAL AL 150 620 19 -1 -0 -4 -7 7 0.8 21 28 2.8 .505 .504 3.2 -1.1 32 $808,333 *7D
1986 35 CAL AL 152 631 28 1 -1 0 -6 22 2.3 22 43 4.3 .515 .514 4.3 -0.6 43 $808,333 *7D
1987 36 CAL AL 155 695 34 0 -1 -3 -12 18 1.8 23 41 4.0 .511 .511 4.3 -1.5 44 $900,000 *D7
1988 37 CAL AL 135 590 21 2 -1 0 -12 10 1.2 20 30 3.0 .508 .507 3.0 -1.3 30 $900,000 *D
1989 38 CAL AL 142 610 15 -2 0 0 -13 0 0.2 22 22 2.2 .500 .500 2.2 -1.4 22 $1,250,000 *D
1990 39 CAL AL 96 390 17 -1 -1 0 -8 7 0.7 14 21 2.1 .507 .504 2.2 -0.9 21 $1,250,000 D
1991 40 TEX AL 123 476 19 1 -0 0 -10 9 1.0 17 26 2.6 .507 .506 2.6 -1.0 26 *D
1992 41 TEX AL 107 391 19 0 -0 0 -9 11 1.2 15 25 2.6 .511 .507 2.6 -0.9 25 $950,000 D
20 Seasons 2344 9309 279 4 -14 -15 -64 190 20.9 322 512 51.4 .508 .507 53.2 -7.6 527 $7,001,666
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CAL (13 yrs) 1661 6912 235 2 -11 -17 -64 144 15.6 236 380 37.8 .509 .508 39.8 -8.1 398 $6,001,666
CHW (5 yrs) 453 1530 6 1 -2 2 19 26 3.1 55 81 8.4 .506 .505 8.2 2.5 78 $50,000
TEX (2 yrs) 230 867 38 1 -0 0 -19 20 2.2 32 51 5.2 .509 .506 5.2 -2.0 51 $950,000

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 28 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 17 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .200 .235 .200 .435 3 0 0 0 1 0
1982 31 CAL AL ALCS MIL L 5 23 19 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .158 .273 .211 .483 4 1 0 1 0 0
1986 35 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 7 33 27 2 6 0 0 1 7 0 1 4 5 .222 .333 .333 .667 9 0 1 0 1 1
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 73 61 7 12 1 0 1 8 0 1 8 8 .197 .292 .262 .554 16 1 1 1 2 1
3 ALCS 16 73 61 7 12 1 0 1 8 0 1 8 8 .197 .292 .262 .554 16 1 1 1 2 1

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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
1973 CHW AL 22 OF 13 11 6 90.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 2.00 1.54 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 CHW AL 22 C 11 3 3 50.0 54 46 7 1 1 .981 1 24 9.54 4.82 .985 6.05 6.02 0 2 5 5 50% 38% 0
1973 CHW AL 22 3B 8 4 3 35.1 20 7 9 4 0 .800 -2 -58 4.08 2.00 .950 3.01 2.98
1973 CHW AL 22 RF 8 8 4 58.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.48 2.00 .976 2.09 2.08
1973 CHW AL 22 LF 6 3 2 32.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 1.12 0.67 .978 2.00 1.98
1973 CHW AL 22 DH 1 0
1974 CHW AL 23 C 63 46 46 452.0 308 278 28 2 3 .994 -2 -5 6.09 4.86 .983 5.89 5.87 4 14 42 21 33% 38% 0
1974 CHW AL 23 OF 39 30 21 264.1 61 59 2 0 2 1.000 2 7 2.08 1.56 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 CHW AL 23 RF 34 28 19 242.1 56 54 2 0 2 1.000 2 10 2.08 1.65 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 CHW AL 23 DH 9 6
1974 CHW AL 23 LF 5 2 2 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 2.05 1.00 .974 2.13 2.10
1975 CHW AL 24 C 137 134 127 1197.0 822 730 84 8 5 .990 5 5 6.12 5.94 .983 6.00 5.98 11 17 89 66 43% 38% 0
1975 CHW AL 24 DH 1 1
1976 CHW AL 25 C 93 80 69 721.2 494 450 38 6 4 .988 2 3 6.09 5.25 .981 5.75 5.77 1 14 78 37 32% 34% 1
1976 CHW AL 25 DH 11 9
1977 CHW AL 26 C 61 51 43 454.1 354 320 28 6 5 .983 -2 -5 6.89 5.70 .986 6.01 5.97 1 6 51 22 30% 39% 0
1977 CHW AL 26 OF 3 3 2 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.96 1.67 .978 2.35 2.33
1977 CHW AL 26 DH 2 1
1977 CHW AL 26 LF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 2.57 2.00 .975 2.12 2.10
1977 CHW AL 26 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 1.00 1.00 .970 2.10 2.10
1978 CAL AL 27 C 128 121 110 1072.0 768 681 82 5 6 .993 4 4 6.41 5.96 .983 5.53 5.48 2 28 112 65 37% 38% 1
1978 CAL AL 27 DH 2 2
1979 CAL AL 28 C 129 127 114 1091.2 715 669 35 11 5 .985 -8 -9 5.80 5.46 .982 5.46 5.39 6 33 101 34 25% 36% 1 AS,MVP-14
1979 CAL AL 28 DH 18 17 AS,MVP-14
1980 CAL AL 29 C 16 15 11 119.0 75 69 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -20 5.67 4.69 .986 5.48 5.47 0 0 20 1 5% 35% 1
1980 CAL AL 29 DH 13 12
1981 CAL AL 30 LF 56 50 33 431.0 100 98 1 1 0 .990 -8 -22 2.07 1.77 .979 2.38 2.38
1981 CAL AL 30 OF 56 50 33 431.0 99 97 1 1 0 .990 -8 -22 2.05 1.75 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 CAL AL 30 C 37 33 30 291.1 158 140 17 1 2 .994 2 8 4.85 4.24 .987 5.51 5.49 1 5 21 13 38% 38% 1
1981 CAL AL 30 DH 5 5
1982 CAL AL 31 LF 158 157 102 1307.2 330 322 8 0 0 1.000 6 6 2.27 2.09 .981 2.29 2.28 MVP-14
1982 CAL AL 31 OF 158 157 102 1307.2 330 321 9 0 0 1.000 6 6 2.27 2.09 .982 2.47 2.46 MVP-14
1983 CAL AL 32 LF 84 84 53 690.2 168 159 8 1 0 .994 -5 -8 2.18 1.99 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 CAL AL 32 OF 84 84 53 690.2 170 160 9 1 0 .994 -5 -8 2.20 2.01 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 CAL AL 32 DH 26 26
1984 CAL AL 33 LF 131 131 93 1106.0 277 272 5 0 0 1.000 -0 -0 2.25 2.11 .982 2.27 2.26 MVP-18
1984 CAL AL 33 OF 131 131 93 1106.0 277 272 5 0 0 1.000 -0 -0 2.25 2.11 .983 2.51 2.49 MVP-18
1984 CAL AL 33 DH 21 19 MVP-18
1985 CAL AL 34 LF 121 118 98 1015.1 251 244 5 2 0 .992 -4 -4 2.21 2.06 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 CAL AL 34 OF 121 118 98 1015.1 251 244 5 2 0 .992 -4 -4 2.21 2.06 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 CAL AL 34 DH 25 21
1986 CAL AL 35 LF 138 133 103 1147.2 275 267 5 3 0 .989 0 0 2.13 1.97 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 CAL AL 35 OF 138 133 103 1147.2 275 267 5 3 0 .989 0 0 2.13 1.97 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 CAL AL 35 DH 10 9
1987 CAL AL 36 DH 118 115
1987 CAL AL 36 LF 34 33 19 264.0 51 49 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -15 1.74 1.50 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 CAL AL 36 OF 34 33 19 264.0 49 47 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -15 1.67 1.44 .980 2.31 2.29
1988 CAL AL 37 DH 132 131
1989 CAL AL 38 DH 141 141
1990 CAL AL 39 DH 87 87
1991 TEX AL 40 DH 109 98
1992 TEX AL 41 DH 93 90
19 Seasons DH 824 790
10 Seasons OF 777 750 530 6339.2 1537 1491 39 7 2 .995 -14 -3 2.17 1.97 .982 2.45 2.43
10 Seasons LF 735 713 506 6030.1 1465 1423 35 7 0 .995 -16 -3 2.18 1.98 .979 2.27 2.25
9 Seasons C 675 610 553 5449.0 3748 3383 325 40 31 .989 0 0 6.12 5.49 .983 5.72 5.69 26 119 519 264 34% 37% 5
3 Seasons RF 43 37 24 309.1 73 71 2 0 2 1.000 2 8 2.12 1.70 .976 2.16 2.15
1 Season 3B 8 4 3 35.1 20 7 9 4 0 .800 -2 -58 4.08 2.00 .950 3.01 2.98
20 Seasons TOT 1460 1364 1086 11824.0 5305 4881 373 51 33 .990 -15 -2 4.00 3.60 .983 3.96 3.94 26 119 519 264 34% 37% 5
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 ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (14, 6%)
1982 AL (14, 6%)
1984 AL (18, 2%)
0.14 Career Shares (849th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1987 April AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1990 Aug 12th AL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
Career  51.4 (173rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1979 AL  6.4 (4th)
Career  53.2 (140th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1979 AL  .326 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 AL  .418 (3rd)
1986 AL  .389 (7th)
1987 AL  .400 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
Career  2,344 (98th)

At Bats s c a p y
1982 AL  623 (5th)
Career  7,853 (165th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1982 AL  725 (3rd)
1987 AL  695 (7th)
Career  9,309 (128th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1982 AL  109 (5th)
1987 AL  110 (3rd)
Career  1,188 (185th)

Hits s c a p y
Career  2,099 (228th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1982 AL  300 (8th)
Career  3,340 (202nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1982 AL  37 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1988 AL  25 (10th)
Career  275 (168th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Career  1,073 (221st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1982 AL  86 (8th)
1986 AL  90 (6th)
1987 AL  106 (1st)
1988 AL  81 (9th)
Career  1,197 (59th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,127 (199th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,436 (245th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1982 AL  114 (8th)
1987 AL  117 (10th)
Career  1,294 (149th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  34 (10th)
1987 AL  36 (9th)
Career  285 (138th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1979 AL  3.3 (10th)
1987 AL  3.4 (9th)
Career  27.9 (147th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1982 AL  67 (9th)
Career  663 (212th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1982 AL  266 (5th)
1987 AL  277 (3rd)
Career  3,425 (112th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1979 AL  .683 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1981 AL  4 (9th)
1984 AL  7 (8th)
1985 AL  13 (3rd)
1986 AL  17 (2nd)
1987 AL  17 (2nd)
1988 AL  14 (2nd)
1989 AL  6 (9th)
1991 AL  8 (4th)
Career  129 (39th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1982 AL  8 (7th)
1984 AL  9 (6th)
1986 AL  8 (6th)
Career  70 (144th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1979 AL  17 (10th)
Career  197 (101st)

SB % s c a p y
1975 AL  76.47 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1988 AL  19.4 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1982 AL  474 (4th)
Career  6,125 (128th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1986 AL  34.91 (6th)
Career  294.26 (129th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1985 AL  3.3 (9th)
1986 AL  3.1 (10th)
1988 AL  3.4 (7th)
Career  23.7 (154th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1987 AL  3.1 (9th)
Career  26.6 (130th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1986 AL  3.4 (6th)
Career  29.1 (126th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1975 AL  137 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1975 AL  730 (2nd)
1978 AL  681 (3rd)
1979 AL  669 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1975 AL  84 (3rd)
1978 AL  82 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1979 AL  11 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1975 AL  11 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1975 AL  89 (2nd)
1978 AL  112 (1st)
1979 AL  101 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1975 AL  66 (1st)
1978 AL  65 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1975 AL  42.6 (3rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  158 (2nd)
1984 AL  131 (3rd)
1986 AL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  322 (4th)
1984 AL  272 (3rd)
1985 AL  244 (5th)
1986 AL  267 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1982 AL  158 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1975 AL  5 (4th)
1978 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1977 AL  6.89 (3rd)
1978 AL  6.41 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1975 AL  5.94 (2nd)
1978 AL  5.96 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1975 AL  .990 (4th)
1976 AL  .988 (3rd)
1978 AL  .993 (2nd)
1979 AL  .985 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1984 AL  2.25 (5th)
Career  2.18 (27th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  2.11 (5th)
1986 AL  1.97 (4th)
Career  1.98 (84th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  1.000 (1st)
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)
1985 AL  .992 (1st)
1986 AL  .989 (2nd)
Career  .995 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1982 AL  1.000 (1st)
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)
1985 AL  .992 (5th)
Career  .995 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1990 AL  born 1950-10-09 (9th)
1991 AL  born 1950-10-09 (6th)
1992 AL  born 1950-10-09 (5th)

             

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 - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 25 (919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (835), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (263), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (32nd), 51.4 career WAR/29.0 7yr-peak WAR/40.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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 Chicago White Sox $50,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1978 27 California Angels $85,000 ? 2/10/79 TSN $80K on 2-year deal with $5K pro-rated bonus
1985 34 California Angels $808,333 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 35 California Angels $808,333 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 36 California Angels $900,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 37 California Angels $900,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 38 California Angels $1,250,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 39 California Angels $1,250,000 ? USA Today
1992 41 Texas Rangers $950,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $150,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,001,666
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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