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Joe Ferguson

Joseph Vance Ferguson

Positions: Catcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 19, 1946 in San Francisco, CA
School: University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 8th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1970 (Age 23.358)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Astros/Cardinals/Angels 1970-1983

Final Game: June 17, 1983 (Age 36.271)
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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
1970 23 LAD NL 5 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250 .429 .250 .679 91 1 0 0 0 1 0 /2
1971 24 LAD NL 36 115 102 13 22 3 0 2 7 1 0 12 15 .216 .304 .304 .608 78 31 3 1 0 0 1 2
1972 25 LAD NL 8 27 24 2 7 3 0 1 5 0 0 2 4 .292 .346 .542 .888 152 13 2 0 1 0 0 /29
1973 26 LAD NL 136 585 487 84 128 26 0 25 88 1 1 87 81 .263 .369 .470 .839 136 229 5 1 0 10 9 *29/7 MVP-21
1974 27 LAD NL 111 430 349 54 88 14 1 16 57 2 2 75 73 .252 .380 .436 .815 132 152 11 0 1 5 10 29
1975 28 LAD NL 66 241 202 15 42 2 1 5 23 2 1 35 47 .208 .325 .302 .627 79 61 4 1 1 2 5 29/7
1976 29 TOT NL 125 439 374 46 79 15 4 10 39 6 2 57 81 .211 .317 .353 .670 91 132 9 2 4 2 4 29
1976 29 LAD NL 54 213 185 24 41 7 0 6 18 2 0 25 41 .222 .318 .357 .674 93 66 3 1 2 0 1 92
1976 29 STL NL 71 226 189 22 38 8 4 4 21 4 2 32 40 .201 .317 .349 .666 89 66 6 1 2 2 3 29
1977 30 HOU NL 132 511 421 59 108 21 3 16 61 6 2 85 79 .257 .379 .435 .814 127 183 11 0 2 3 7 *2/3
1978 31 TOT NL 118 426 348 40 78 16 0 14 50 1 2 71 71 .224 .356 .391 .747 113 136 15 2 2 3 11 *2/79
1978 31 HOU NL 51 191 150 20 31 5 0 7 22 0 0 37 30 .207 .363 .380 .743 116 57 6 1 1 2 6 2
1978 31 LAD NL 67 235 198 20 47 11 0 7 28 1 2 34 41 .237 .350 .399 .749 111 79 9 1 1 1 5 2/79
1979 32 LAD NL 122 442 363 54 95 14 0 20 69 1 0 70 68 .262 .380 .466 .845 131 169 10 2 2 5 6 29/7
1980 33 LAD NL 77 214 172 20 41 3 2 9 29 2 2 38 46 .238 .371 .436 .807 126 75 8 0 1 3 11 2/9
1981 34 TOT MLB 29 57 44 7 9 2 0 1 6 0 0 11 13 .205 .357 .318 .675 97 14 1 0 1 1 0 /279
1981 34 LAD NL 17 16 14 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .143 .250 .214 .464 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1981 34 CAL AL 12 41 30 5 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 9 8 .233 .400 .367 .767 124 11 1 0 1 1 0 /279
1982 35 CAL AL 36 97 84 10 19 2 0 3 8 0 0 12 19 .226 .323 .357 .680 87 30 4 0 1 0 0 2/9
1983 36 CAL AL 12 33 27 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 .074 .219 .074 .293 -14 2 3 0 1 0 0 /297
14 Yrs 1013 3624 3001 407 719 121 11 122 445 22 12 562 607 .240 .358 .409 .767 116 1228 86 9 17 35 64
162 Game Avg. 162 580 480 65 115 19 2 20 71 4 2 90 97 .240 .358 .409 .767 116 196 14 1 3 6 10
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
LAD (11 yrs) 699 2525 2100 288 514 84 4 91 326 12 8 382 423 .245 .359 .419 .777 119 879 55 7 9 27 48
CAL (3 yrs) 60 171 141 18 28 3 0 4 15 0 0 26 35 .199 .321 .305 .626 76 43 8 0 3 1 0
HOU (2 yrs) 183 702 571 79 139 26 3 23 83 6 2 122 109 .243 .375 .420 .795 124 240 17 1 3 5 13
STL (1 yr) 71 226 189 22 38 8 4 4 21 4 2 32 40 .201 .317 .349 .666 89 66 6 1 2 2 3
NL (12 yrs) 953 3453 2860 389 691 118 11 118 430 22 12 536 572 .242 .359 .414 .774 118 1185 78 9 14 34 64
AL (3 yrs) 60 171 141 18 28 3 0 4 15 0 0 26 35 .199 .321 .305 .626 76 43 8 0 3 1 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
1970 23 LAD NL 5 7 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1971 24 LAD NL 36 115 -3 0 -1 0 2 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.2 3 2
1972 25 LAD NL 8 27 1 -0 -0 2 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .542 .502 0.2 0.3 2 /29
1973 26 LAD NL 136 585 26 -1 1 -2 7 30 3.1 19 49 5.0 .524 .520 5.3 0.4 52 $25,000 *29/7 MVP-21
1974 27 LAD NL 111 430 17 -2 -0 2 4 20 2.1 14 34 3.5 .520 .513 3.2 0.6 32 $45,000 29
1975 28 LAD NL 66 241 -5 -1 1 5 1 -0 -0.1 8 8 0.7 .500 .500 0.1 0.6 3 29/7
1976 29 LAD NL 54 213 -1 -0 0 1 -1 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.4 0.1 5 92
1976 29 STL NL 71 226 -3 -1 -0 -0 3 -2 -0.3 7 5 0.4 .497 .499 0.4 0.3 5 29
1977 30 HOU NL 132 511 19 1 0 3 8 31 3.1 16 47 4.7 .524 .520 4.4 1.1 44 $120,000 *2/3
1978 31 HOU NL 51 191 5 -0 -1 1 3 8 0.8 6 14 1.5 .516 .505 1.3 0.5 13 2
1978 31 LAD NL 67 235 2 -3 -2 -1 4 -0 -0.0 8 7 0.7 .500 .500 0.8 0.2 9 2/79
1979 32 LAD NL 122 442 14 -1 -1 -5 2 10 1.0 14 24 2.5 .508 .506 2.9 -0.3 29 29/7
1980 33 LAD NL 77 214 5 -2 -1 -7 3 -1 -0.2 7 6 0.6 .498 .499 1.3 -0.4 13 2/9
1981 34 LAD NL 17 16 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 /9
1981 34 CAL AL 12 41 1 -0 -0 0 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .514 .501 0.3 0.1 2 /279
1982 35 CAL AL 36 97 -2 -0 -1 0 2 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.2 0.2 2 2/9
1983 36 CAL AL 12 33 -4 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.3 .461 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /297
14 Seasons 1013 3624 72 -12 -5 -2 39 91 9.4 118 209 21.0 .510 .508 20.8 3.8 211 $190,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
LAD (11 yrs) 699 2525 55 -10 -3 -6 23 59 6.1 82 141 14.2 .509 .507 14.5 1.7 147 $70,000
CAL (3 yrs) 60 171 -4 -1 -1 -0 2 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .493 .499 0.2 0.3 2
HOU (2 yrs) 183 702 24 0 -1 4 11 38 4.0 23 61 6.2 .522 .516 5.6 1.5 57 $120,000
STL (1 yr) 71 226 -3 -1 -0 -0 3 -2 -0.3 7 5 0.4 .497 .499 0.4 0.3 5

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
1974 27 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 4 19 13 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 1 .231 .444 .231 .675 3 0 0 1 0 0
1974 27 LAD NL WS OAK L 5 21 16 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 6 .125 .333 .313 .646 5 0 1 0 0 0
1978 31 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1978 31 LAD NL WS NYY L 2 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 13 46 35 6 7 2 0 1 4 1 0 9 9 .200 .378 .343 .721 12 1 1 1 0 0
2 NLCS 6 21 15 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 2 .200 .400 .200 .600 3 1 0 1 0 0
2 WS 7 25 20 3 4 2 0 1 2 1 0 4 7 .200 .360 .450 .810 9 0 1 0 0 0

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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
1970 LAD NL 23 C 3 0 0 11.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.36 3.00 .987 6.87 6.83 0 0 1 0 0% 33% 0
1971 LAD NL 24 C 35 30 24 264.1 179 167 9 3 0 .983 0 0 5.99 5.03 .988 6.34 6.33 3 5 12 6 33% 35% 0
1972 LAD NL 25 C 7 6 4 50.0 38 37 1 0 1 1.000 1 24 6.84 5.43 .987 6.61 6.63 1 1 2 3 60% 37% 0
1972 LAD NL 25 OF 2 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 2.81 2.50 .978 2.19 2.20
1972 LAD NL 25 RF 2 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 2.81 2.50 .980 2.02 2.05
1973 LAD NL 26 C 122 118 108 1074.0 817 757 57 3 17 .996 -1 -1 6.82 6.67 .987 6.34 6.34 18 36 51 28 35% 36% 3 MVP-21
1973 LAD NL 26 OF 20 16 10 145.2 31 29 0 2 0 .935 -1 -12 1.79 1.45 .977 2.23 2.23 MVP-21
1973 LAD NL 26 RF 18 12 8 112.2 31 29 0 2 0 .935 -1 -10 2.32 1.61 .973 2.01 2.01 MVP-21
1973 LAD NL 26 LF 4 4 2 33.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 0.82 0.75 .977 2.05 2.05 MVP-21
1974 LAD NL 27 C 82 70 69 650.2 482 436 40 6 2 .988 2 4 6.58 5.80 .985 6.12 6.11 9 16 36 23 39% 33% 2
1974 LAD NL 27 OF 32 28 19 237.1 51 50 0 1 0 .980 -0 -3 1.90 1.56 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 LAD NL 27 RF 32 28 19 237.1 50 49 0 1 0 .980 -0 -3 1.86 1.53 .975 2.03 2.03
1975 LAD NL 28 C 35 31 26 266.0 175 158 16 1 1 .994 1 5 5.89 4.97 .985 6.03 6.02 5 11 13 9 41% 32% 1
1975 LAD NL 28 OF 34 26 24 251.1 62 57 4 1 3 .984 4 18 2.18 1.79 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 LAD NL 28 RF 34 26 24 249.2 61 56 4 1 3 .984 4 18 2.16 1.76 .974 2.03 2.03
1975 LAD NL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -72 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1976 TOT NL 29 C 65 57 50 520.1 363 312 42 9 8 .975 1 2 6.12 5.45 .986 5.96 5.94 9 19 34 25 42% 33% 2
1976 TOT NL 29 OF 53 46 31 397.1 104 97 2 5 0 .952 0 0 2.24 1.87 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 TOT NL 29 RF 53 46 31 397.1 106 99 2 5 0 .953 0 0 2.29 1.91 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 LAD NL 29 OF 39 38 26 322.1 87 82 2 3 0 .966 3 12 2.35 2.15 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 LAD NL 29 RF 39 38 26 322.1 89 84 2 3 0 .966 3 12 2.40 2.21 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 LAD NL 29 C 17 12 10 128.1 87 74 10 3 2 .966 -2 -19 5.89 4.94 .986 5.96 5.94 2 5 16 5 24% 33% 1
1976 STL NL 29 C 48 45 40 392.0 276 238 32 6 6 .978 3 9 6.20 5.63 .986 5.96 5.94 7 14 18 20 53% 33% 1
1976 STL NL 29 OF 14 8 5 75.0 17 15 0 2 0 .882 -3 -50 1.80 1.07 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 STL NL 29 RF 14 8 5 75.0 17 15 0 2 0 .882 -3 -50 1.80 1.07 .974 2.15 2.15
1977 HOU NL 30 C 122 116 110 1041.2 725 634 80 11 10 .985 3 3 6.17 5.85 .985 6.49 6.49 16 32 94 61 39% 35% 0
1977 HOU NL 30 1B 1 1 1 9.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 10.00 10.00 .991 9.90 9.90
1978 TOT NL 31 C 113 103 80 896.2 631 572 52 7 2 .989 0 0 6.26 5.52 .985 6.17 6.12 9 26 69 31 31% 32% 1
1978 HOU NL 31 C 51 46 41 414.0 319 288 29 2 0 .994 1 3 6.89 6.22 .985 6.17 6.12 5 13 36 18 33% 32% 0
1978 LAD NL 31 C 62 57 39 482.2 312 284 23 5 2 .984 -1 -2 5.72 4.95 .985 6.17 6.12 4 13 33 13 28% 32% 1
1978 LAD NL 31 OF 3 2 0 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 0.64 0.33 .980 2.31 2.30
1978 LAD NL 31 LF 2 2 0 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 0.69 0.50 .980 2.01 1.95
1978 LAD NL 31 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1979 LAD NL 32 C 67 62 50 532.1 368 326 35 7 6 .981 -5 -11 6.10 5.39 .985 6.13 6.11 8 16 51 18 26% 34% 0
1979 LAD NL 32 OF 52 45 36 396.1 92 88 2 2 2 .978 0 0 2.04 1.73 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 LAD NL 32 RF 49 43 35 379.2 90 86 2 2 2 .978 0 0 2.09 1.80 .979 2.19 2.18
1979 LAD NL 32 LF 5 2 1 16.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.16 0.80 .970 2.00 2.00
1980 LAD NL 33 C 66 50 38 452.0 326 297 23 6 4 .982 -6 -16 6.37 4.85 .983 6.09 6.10 3 9 58 12 17% 31% 0
1980 LAD NL 33 OF 1 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -630 0.00 0.00 .980 2.02 2.30
1980 LAD NL 33 RF 1 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -630 0.00 0.00 .980 2.02 2.10
1981 TOT MLB 34 OF 5 3 2 30.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.80 1.20 .983 2.49 2.44
1981 TOT MLB 34 RF 2 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 51 3.86 1.50 .980 2.06 2.15
1981 LAD NL 34 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1981 LAD NL 34 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1981 CAL AL 34 C 8 8 8 70.2 41 35 5 1 1 .976 1 17 5.09 5.00 .987 5.51 5.49 1 2 5 5 50% 38% 0
1981 CAL AL 34 OF 4 3 2 29.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -25 1.86 1.50 .983 2.48 2.48
1981 CAL AL 34 LF 3 2 2 23.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -47 1.17 1.00 .980 2.39 2.37
1981 CAL AL 34 RF 1 1 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 3.00 .980 2.10 2.20
1982 CAL AL 35 C 32 22 19 213.2 152 138 13 1 2 .993 1 6 6.36 4.72 .988 5.69 5.66 2 5 20 13 39% 36% 0
1982 CAL AL 35 OF 2 1 1 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -96 0.90 0.50 .980 2.43 2.45
1982 CAL AL 35 RF 2 1 1 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -96 0.90 0.50 .980 2.25 2.25
1983 CAL AL 36 C 9 6 3 54.1 31 27 3 1 0 .968 0 0 4.97 3.33 .986 5.70 5.66 0 0 6 2 25% 33% 0
1983 CAL AL 36 OF 3 2 1 23.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 1.57 1.33 .980 2.50 2.47
1983 CAL AL 36 RF 2 1 1 15.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -32 1.80 1.50 .977 2.28 2.25
1983 CAL AL 36 LF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 1.12 1.00 .980 2.36 2.30
14 Seasons C 766 679 589 6097.2 4337 3905 376 56 54 .987 -2 -0 6.32 5.59 .986 6.20 6.18 84 178 452 236 34% 34% 9
11 Seasons OF 207 171 125 1522.1 358 338 8 12 5 .966 -0 -0 2.05 1.67 .979 2.31 2.30
11 Seasons RF 196 160 120 1427.0 351 331 8 12 5 .966 1 1 2.14 1.73 .976 2.11 2.10
6 Seasons LF 16 11 5 95.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -24 1.13 0.75 .976 2.14 2.10
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 9.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 10.00 10.00 .991 9.90 9.90
14 Seasons TOT 974 851 715 7629.0 4705 4253 384 68 59 .986 -2 -0 5.47 4.76 .985 5.43 5.36 84 178 452 236 34% 34% 9
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
1989 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1973 NL  5.2 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 NL  87 (8th)
1977 NL  85 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1973 NL  10 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1973 NL  19.5 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1973 NL  39.08 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1973 NL  4.9 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1973 NL  4.0 (9th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1973 NL  757 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1977 NL  80 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1977 NL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1973 NL  17 (1st)
1976 NL  8 (4th)
1977 NL  10 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1973 NL  18 (3rd)
1977 NL  16 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1977 NL  94 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1977 NL  61 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1974 NL  39.0 (4th)
1976 NL  42.4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  3 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1973 NL  6.82 (3rd)
1974 NL  6.58 (4th)
1976 NL  6.12 (5th)
1978 NL  6.26 (4th)
1980 NL  6.37 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1973 NL  6.67 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1973 NL  .996 (1st)
1978 NL  .989 (3rd)

                           

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 InkBatting - 4 (1901), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 25 (479), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (70th), 21.0 career WAR/19.6 7yr-peak WAR/20.3 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

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
1973 26 Los Angeles Dodgers $25,000 ? 3/16/74 TSN
1974 27 Los Angeles Dodgers $45,000 ? 3/16/74 TSN
1977 30 Houston Astros $120,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$190,000
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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