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Rich Folkers

Richard Nevin Folkers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 17, 1946 in Waterloo, IA
High School: East HS (Waterloo, IA)
Schools: Ellsworth College (Iowa Falls, IA), Parsons College (Fairfield, IA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 1970 (Age 23.236)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres/Mets/Brewers 1970-1977

Final Game: June 8, 1977 (Age 30.234)
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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1969 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1970 23 NYM NL 0 2 .000 6.44 16 1 5 0 0 2 29.1 36 21 21 6 25 4 15 0 1 2 145 63 6.83 2.080 11.0 1.8 7.7 4.6 0.60
1972 25 STL NL 1 0 1.000 3.38 9 0 4 0 0 0 13.1 12 5 5 0 5 0 7 0 0 1 56 105 2.47 1.275 8.1 0.0 3.4 4.7 1.40
1973 26 STL NL 4 4 .500 3.61 34 9 7 1 0 3 82.1 74 34 33 10 34 4 44 3 1 3 350 102 4.42 1.312 8.1 1.1 3.7 4.8 1.29
1974 27 STL NL 6 2 .750 3.00 55 0 17 0 0 2 90.0 65 31 30 4 38 10 57 2 0 3 363 120 3.22 1.144 6.5 0.4 3.8 5.7 1.50
1975 28 SDP NL 6 11 .353 4.18 45 15 7 4 0 0 142.0 155 70 66 8 39 3 87 1 1 9 614 84 2.94 1.366 9.8 0.5 2.5 5.5 2.23
1976 29 SDP NL 2 3 .400 5.28 33 3 6 0 0 0 59.2 67 39 35 10 25 8 26 2 2 3 273 62 5.30 1.542 10.1 1.5 3.8 3.9 1.04
1977 30 MIL AL 0 1 .000 4.26 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 7 7 3 2 4 1 6 0 0 1 31 101 6.84 1.737 9.9 2.8 5.7 8.5 1.50
7 Yrs 19 23 .452 4.11 195 28 48 5 0 7 423.0 416 207 193 40 170 30 242 8 5 22 1832 87 3.93 1.385 8.9 0.9 3.6 5.1 1.42
162 Game Avg. 6 7 .452 4.11 59 9 15 2 0 2 129 127 63 59 12 52 9 74 2 2 7 559 87 3.93 1.385 8.9 0.9 3.6 5.1 1.42
STL (3 yrs) 11 6 .647 3.30 98 9 28 1 0 5 185.2 151 70 68 14 77 14 108 5 1 7 769 110 3.70 1.228 7.3 0.7 3.7 5.2 1.40
SDP (2 yrs) 8 14 .364 4.51 78 18 13 4 0 0 201.2 222 109 101 18 64 11 113 3 3 12 887 76 3.64 1.418 9.9 0.8 2.9 5.0 1.77
NYM (1 yr) 0 2 .000 6.44 16 1 5 0 0 2 29.1 36 21 21 6 25 4 15 0 1 2 145 63 6.83 2.080 11.0 1.8 7.7 4.6 0.60
MIL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.26 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 7 7 3 2 4 1 6 0 0 1 31 101 6.84 1.737 9.9 2.8 5.7 8.5 1.50
NL (6 yrs) 19 22 .463 4.10 192 28 46 5 0 7 416.2 409 200 190 38 166 29 236 8 5 21 1801 87 3.89 1.380 8.8 0.8 3.6 5.1 1.42
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.26 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 7 7 3 2 4 1 6 0 0 1 31 101 6.84 1.737 9.9 2.8 5.7 8.5 1.50
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
1970 23 NYM NL 29.1 16 1 21 6.44 4.66 0.31 -0.14 101.0 4.25 -8 -0.7 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .453 .495
1972 25 STL NL 13.1 9 0 5 3.38 3.58 -0.18 -0.15 104.2 3.76 0 0.0 .8 -0.0 0.1 2 .505 .500
1973 26 STL NL 82.1 34 9 34 3.72 4.24 0.13 -0.02 101.3 4.14 4 0.4 1.5 -0.0 1.1 11 .512 .503
1974 27 STL NL 90.0 55 0 31 3.10 4.24 0.17 -0.34 100.6 3.76 6 0.7 1.4 0.0 1.5 14 .512 .504
1975 28 SDP NL 142.0 45 15 70 4.44 4.15 -0.26 -0.02 97.2 4.27 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.8 9 .491 .497 $31,000
1976 29 SDP NL 59.2 33 3 39 5.88 4.20 0.13 -0.27 97.4 3.69 -15 -1.6 .4 0.4 -0.7 -10 .450 .490
1977 30 MIL AL 6.1 3 0 7 9.95 5.18 -0.01 -0.42 107.0 5.11 -3 -0.3 1.6 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .393 .498
7 Seasons 423.0 195 28 207 4.40 4.23 0.01 -0.14 99.4 4.05 -20 -2.0 1.1 0.0 1.9 18 .490 .499 $31,000
STL (3 yrs) 185.2 98 9 70 3.39 4.19 0.13 -0.19 101.2 3.93 10 1.1 1.4 -0.0 2.8 26 .511 .503
SDP (2 yrs) 201.2 78 18 109 4.86 4.17 -0.14 -0.10 97.3 4.10 -19 -2.1 .7 0.3 0.0 -1 .473 .494 $31,000
NYM (1 yr) 29.1 16 1 21 6.44 4.66 0.31 -0.14 101.0 4.25 -8 -0.7 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .453 .495
MIL (1 yr) 6.1 3 0 7 9.95 5.18 -0.01 -0.42 107.0 5.11 -3 -0.3 1.6 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .393 .498

Standard Batting

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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 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1970 23 NYM NL 16 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 25 STL NL 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 26 STL NL 34 22 20 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .100 .095 .100 .195 -46 2 0 0 1 1 0 1
1974 27 STL NL 55 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 -44 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1975 28 SDP NL 45 44 36 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 14 .167 .250 .194 .444 28 7 0 0 4 0 0 1
1976 29 SDP NL 33 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1977 30 MIL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 195 89 77 3 11 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 28 .143 .183 .156 .339 -4 12 1 0 7 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 74 64 2 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 23 .143 .183 .156 .339 -4 10 1 0 6 1 0
STL (3 yrs) 98 34 31 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .097 .094 .097 .191 -47 3 1 0 2 1 0
SDP (2 yrs) 78 49 40 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 15 .150 .227 .175 .402 17 7 0 0 5 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 16 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 2 0 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 192 89 77 3 11 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 28 .143 .183 .156 .339 -4 12 1 0 7 1 0
AL (1 yr) 3 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
1970 23 NYM NL 16 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1972 25 STL NL 9 1 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1973 26 STL NL 34 22 -4 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1974 27 STL NL 55 11 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 28 SDP NL 45 44 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $31,000 1
1976 29 SDP NL 33 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1977 30 MIL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 195 89 -11 -0 -0 0 11 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 $31,000
STL (3 yrs) 98 34 -6 -0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
SDP (2 yrs) 78 49 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $31,000
NYM (1 yr) 16 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0
MIL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1970 NYM NL 23 P 16 1 0 29.1 10 0 10 0 2 1.000 3.07 0.63 .951 1.84 1.84 0 0 0
1972 STL NL 25 P 9 0 0 13.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.22 .950 1.76 1.78 0 1 100% 37% 0
1973 STL NL 26 P 34 9 1 82.1 16 4 11 1 1 .938 1.64 0.44 .950 1.88 1.88 2 2 50% 36% 2
1974 STL NL 27 P 55 0 0 90.0 11 3 7 1 2 .909 1.00 0.18 .944 1.88 1.88 6 2 25% 33% 0
1975 SDP NL 28 P 45 15 4 142.0 33 10 20 3 0 .909 1.90 0.67 .946 1.86 1.86 10 2 17% 32% 0
1976 SDP NL 29 P 33 3 0 59.2 12 4 8 0 0 1.000 1.81 0.36 .950 1.89 1.87 7 2 22% 33% 1
1977 MIL AL 30 P 3 0 0 6.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.33 .950 1.99 1.93 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 195 28 5 423.0 85 21 59 5 5 .941 1.70 0.41 .948 1.87 1.87 25 9 26% 33% 3
7 Seasons TOT 195 28 5 423.0 85 21 59 5 5 .941 1.70 0.41 .948 1.87 1.87 25 9 26% 33% 3
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

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1975 NL  9 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2036), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1084th), 1.8 career WAR/1.8 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1975 28 San Diego Padres $31,000 ? 1976 Guide; 3/15/75 TSN; Timmerman dbase Player loss; $35,900 request
Career to date (may be incomplete)$31,000
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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