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Steve Farr

Steven Michael Farr

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: December 12, 1956 in Cheverly, MD
Schools: College of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD), American University (Washington, DC)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 16, 1984 (Age 27)
Teams (by GP): Royals/Yankees/Indians/RedSox 1984-1994
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: August 8, 1994 (Age 37)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #688. Arthur Rhodes… #689. Pedro Ramos… #690. Jason Isringhausen… #691. STEVE FARR… #692. Al Mamaux… #693. Greg Minton… #694. Jay Howell… 

Standard Pitching

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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1984 27 CLE AL 3 11 .214 4.58 31 16 4 0 0 1 116.0 106 61 59 14 46 3 83 5 2 2 488 90 1.310 8.2 1.1 3.6 6.4 1.80
1985 28 KCR AL 2 1 .667 3.11 16 3 5 0 0 1 37.2 34 15 13 2 20 4 36 2 0 2 164 134 1.434 8.1 0.5 4.8 8.6 1.80
1986 29 KCR AL 8 4 .667 3.13 56 0 33 0 0 8 109.1 90 39 38 10 39 8 83 4 1 4 443 136 1.180 7.4 0.8 3.2 6.8 2.13
1987 30 KCR AL 4 3 .571 4.15 47 0 19 0 0 1 91.0 97 47 42 9 44 4 88 2 0 2 408 110 1.549 9.6 0.9 4.4 8.7 2.00
1988 31 KCR AL 5 4 .556 2.50 62 1 49 0 0 20 82.2 74 25 23 5 30 6 72 2 2 4 344 161 1.258 8.1 0.5 3.3 7.8 2.40
1989 32 KCR AL 2 5 .286 4.12 51 2 40 0 0 18 63.1 75 35 29 5 22 5 56 1 0 2 279 95 1.532 10.7 0.7 3.1 8.0 2.55
1990 33 KCR AL 13 7 .650 1.98 57 6 20 1 1 1 127.0 99 32 28 6 48 9 94 5 0 2 515 194 1.157 7.0 0.4 3.4 6.7 1.96
1991 34 NYY AL 5 5 .500 2.19 60 0 48 0 0 23 70.0 57 19 17 4 20 3 60 5 0 2 285 191 1.100 7.3 0.5 2.6 7.7 3.00
1992 35 NYY AL 2 2 .500 1.56 50 0 42 0 0 30 52.0 34 10 9 2 19 0 37 2 0 0 207 253 1.019 5.9 0.3 3.3 6.4 1.95
1993 36 NYY AL 2 2 .500 4.21 49 0 37 0 0 25 47.0 44 22 22 8 28 4 39 2 0 2 211 100 1.532 8.4 1.5 5.4 7.5 1.39
1994 37 TOT AL 2 1 .667 5.72 30 0 16 0 0 4 28.1 41 21 18 5 18 1 20 2 0 2 143 86 2.082 13.0 1.6 5.7 6.4 1.11
1994 37 CLE AL 1 1 .500 5.28 19 0 12 0 0 4 15.1 17 12 9 3 15 1 12 2 0 2 79 90 2.087 10.0 1.8 8.8 7.0 0.80
1994 37 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 6.23 11 0 4 0 0 0 13.0 24 9 9 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 64 82 2.077 16.6 1.4 2.1 5.5 2.67
11 Yrs 48 45 .516 3.25 509 28 313 1 1 132 824.1 751 326 298 70 334 47 668 32 5 24 3487 127 1.316 8.2 0.8 3.6 7.3 2.00
162 Game Avg. 6 6 .516 3.25 64 4 40 0 0 17 104 95 41 38 9 42 6 85 4 1 3 442 127 1.316 8.2 0.8 3.6 7.3 2.00
KCR (6 yrs) 34 24 .586 3.05 289 12 166 1 1 49 511.0 469 193 173 37 203 36 429 16 3 16 2153 135 1.315 8.3 0.7 3.6 7.6 2.11
NYY (3 yrs) 9 9 .500 2.56 159 0 127 0 0 78 169.0 135 51 48 14 67 7 136 9 0 4 703 161 1.195 7.2 0.7 3.6 7.2 2.03
CLE (2 yrs) 4 12 .250 4.66 50 16 16 0 0 5 131.1 123 73 68 17 61 4 95 7 2 4 567 90 1.401 8.4 1.2 4.2 6.5 1.56
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 6.23 11 0 4 0 0 0 13.0 24 9 9 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 64 82 2.077 16.6 1.4 2.1 5.5 2.67

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
1984 27 CLE AL 116.0 31 16 61 4.73 4.52 -0.04 0.01 104.8 4.79 1 0.1 1.6 -0.1 1.1 12 .504 .501
1985 28 KCR AL 37.2 16 3 15 3.58 4.37 -0.02 -0.17 101.5 4.29 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .519 .502
1986 29 KCR AL 109.1 56 0 39 3.21 4.70 0.06 -0.37 101.8 4.35 14 1.4 1.3 0.0 2.5 24 .525 .509 $85,000
1987 30 KCR AL 91.0 47 0 47 4.65 4.99 -0.06 -0.39 102.8 4.80 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .503 .501
1988 31 KCR AL 82.2 62 1 25 2.72 4.43 -0.10 -0.32 101.4 4.27 14 1.5 1.8 0.4 2.8 22 .524 .509 $225,000
1989 32 KCR AL 63.1 51 2 35 4.97 4.41 -0.24 -0.25 100.4 4.41 -4 -0.4 1.3 -0.2 0.0 2 .491 .497 $605,000
1990 33 KCR AL 127.0 57 6 32 2.27 4.30 -0.30 -0.19 98.7 4.36 30 3.3 1.3 0.1 4.8 42 .559 .521 $775,000
1991 34 NYY AL 70.0 60 0 19 2.44 4.63 -0.21 -0.35 100.9 4.53 16 1.7 1.6 0.4 2.8 23 .529 .511 $2,400,000
1992 35 NYY AL 52.0 50 0 10 1.73 4.24 -0.09 -0.33 101.0 4.04 13 1.5 2.1 0.6 2.7 19 .529 .509 $2,400,000
1993 36 NYY AL 47.0 49 0 22 4.21 4.67 0.23 -0.36 96.5 3.94 -1 -0.1 2.1 -0.1 0.2 4 .498 .499 $1,500,000
1994 37 CLE AL 15.1 19 0 12 7.04 5.38 -0.04 -0.41 97.1 4.87 -4 -0.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .482 .498 $900,000
1994 37 BOS AL 13.0 11 0 9 6.23 5.20 0.13 -0.40 105.1 4.91 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .484 .499
11 Seasons 824.1 509 28 326 3.56 4.57 -0.09 -0.26 101.2 4.45 81 8.9 1.5 0.9 18.0 162 .517 .506 $8,890,000
KCR (6 yrs) 511.0 289 12 193 3.40 4.55 -0.12 -0.29 100.9 4.42 58 6.3 1.4 0.2 11.5 107 .522 .508 $1,690,000
NYY (3 yrs) 169.0 159 0 51 2.72 4.52 -0.05 -0.35 99.7 4.21 28 3.1 1.9 0.9 5.7 45 .519 .507 $6,300,000
CLE (2 yrs) 131.1 50 16 73 5.00 4.62 -0.04 -0.04 103.9 4.80 -3 -0.2 1.4 -0.1 0.9 10 .495 .500 $900,000
BOS (1 yr) 13.0 11 0 9 6.23 5.20 0.13 -0.40 105.1 4.91 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .484 .499

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1985 28 KCR AL ALCS W TOR 1 0 1.000 1.42 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 0.789 5.7 0.0 1.4 4.3 3.00
1 ALCS 1 0 1.000 1.42 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 0.789 5.7 0.0 1.4 4.3 3.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1984 27 CLE AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 28 KCR AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 29 KCR AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 30 KCR AL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 31 KCR AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 32 KCR AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 33 KCR AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 34 NYY AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 35 NYY AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 36 NYY AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 37 TOT AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 37 CLE AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 37 BOS AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 509 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KCR (6 yrs) 289 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (3 yrs) 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (2 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1984 27 CLE AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 28 KCR AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1986 29 KCR AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $85,000 1
1987 30 KCR AL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1988 31 KCR AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $225,000 1
1989 32 KCR AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $605,000 1
1990 33 KCR AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $775,000 1
1991 34 NYY AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $2,400,000 1
1992 35 NYY AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,400,000 1
1993 36 NYY AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
1994 37 CLE AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $900,000 1
1994 37 BOS AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
11 Seasons 509 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.4 3 $8,890,000
KCR (6 yrs) 289 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $1,690,000
NYY (3 yrs) 159 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $6,300,000
CLE (2 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $900,000
BOS (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1985 28 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1984 CLE AL 27 P 31 16 0 116.0 27 7 18 2 1 .926 1.94 0.81 .958 1.79 1.78 6 7 54% 36% 2
1985 KCR AL 28 P 16 3 0 37.2 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 2.15 0.56 .953 1.86 1.84 3 4 57% 33% 0
1986 KCR AL 29 P 56 0 0 109.1 24 8 16 0 1 1.000 1.98 0.43 .957 1.83 1.81 4 7 64% 34% 0
1987 KCR AL 30 P 47 0 0 91.0 11 3 6 2 0 .818 0.89 0.19 .955 1.84 1.82 18 7 28% 31% 0
1988 KCR AL 31 P 62 1 0 82.2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.16 .961 1.79 1.77 2 4 67% 31% 0
1989 KCR AL 32 P 51 2 0 63.1 11 7 4 0 0 1.000 1.56 0.22 .960 1.88 1.85 3 4 57% 31% 0
1990 KCR AL 33 P 57 6 1 127.0 27 7 18 2 1 .926 1.77 0.44 .953 1.78 1.76 8 3 27% 34% 1
1991 NYY AL 34 P 60 0 0 70.0 18 7 11 0 1 1.000 2.31 0.30 .956 1.80 1.80 2 2 50% 34% 0
1992 NYY AL 35 P 50 0 0 52.0 8 2 4 2 0 .750 1.04 0.12 .952 1.71 1.71 7 0 0% 34% 0
1993 NYY AL 36 P 49 0 0 47.0 16 6 10 0 0 1.000 3.06 0.33 .953 1.78 1.78 4 1 20% 36% 0
1994 TOT AL 37 P 30 0 0 28.1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.27 0.13 .956 1.72 1.71 2 2 50% 31% 0
1994 CLE AL 37 P 19 0 0 15.1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.76 0.16 .955 1.70 1.71 0 1 100% 31% 0
1994 BOS AL 37 P 11 0 0 13.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.69 0.09 .960 1.73 1.71 2 1 33% 31% 0
11 Seasons P 509 28 1 824.1 166 55 102 9 4 .946 1.71 0.31 .956 1.80 1.78 59 41 41% 33% 3
11 Seasons TOT 509 28 1 824.1 166 55 102 9 4 .946 1.71 0.31 .956 1.80 1.78 59 41 41% 33% 3
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
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  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1990 AL  4.8 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1990 AL  .650 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1988 AL  62 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1988 AL  20 (10th)
1991 AL  23 (10th)
1992 AL  30 (6th)
1993 AL  25 (9th)
Career  132 (90th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1988 AL  49 (7th)
1991 AL  48 (10th)
1992 AL  42 (10th)
Career  313 (97th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1990 AL  26 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1990 AL  2.8 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1990 AL  33.01 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1986 AL  2.7 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1986 AL  1.8 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1990 AL  3.5 (4th)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 16 (1233), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (679), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (762), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (64th), 18.4 career WAR/17.7 7yr-peak WAR/18.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198629Kansas City Royals$85,0001986 USA Today survey
198831Kansas City Royals$225,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198932Kansas City Royals$605,0001989 USA Today survey
199033Kansas City Royals$775,000USA Today
199134New York Yankees$2,400,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $400,000 signing bonus
199235New York Yankees$2,400,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $400,000 signing bonus
199336New York Yankees$1,500,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $400,000 signing bonus
199437Cleveland Indians$900,0004/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,890,000
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: Steven Michael Steve Farr

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