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Ray Fosse    \FOSS-ee\

Raymond Earl Fosse (Marion Mule)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: April 4, 1947 in Marion, IL
High School: Marion HS (Marion, IL)
School: Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1967 (Age 20.157)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Brewers/Mariners 1967-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 32.179)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 23, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1128. Mike Kreevich… #1129. Kevin Millar… #1130. Joe Stripp… #1131. RAY FOSSE… #1132. Shano Collins… #1133. Joe Hauser… #1134. Tony Kubek… 

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
1967 20 CLE AL 7 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .063 .063 .063 .125 -63 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1968 21 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1969 22 CLE AL 37 126 116 11 20 3 0 2 9 1 0 8 29 .172 .230 .250 .480 33 29 3 1 0 1 1 2
1970 ★ 23 CLE AL 120 498 450 62 138 17 1 18 61 1 5 39 55 .307 .361 .469 .830 124 211 9 1 4 3 5 *2 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 ★ 24 CLE AL 133 530 486 53 134 21 1 12 62 4 1 36 62 .276 .329 .397 .726 98 193 15 4 0 3 6 *2/3 AS,GG
1972 25 CLE AL 134 508 457 42 110 20 1 10 41 5 1 45 46 .241 .312 .354 .666 95 162 18 3 1 2 15 *2/3
1973 26 OAK AL 143 532 492 37 126 23 2 7 52 2 2 25 62 .256 .291 .354 .644 85 174 10 1 9 5 4 *2/D
1974 27 OAK AL 69 222 204 20 40 8 3 4 23 1 1 11 31 .196 .241 .324 .564 66 66 6 2 2 3 1 2/D
1975 28 OAK AL 82 147 136 14 19 3 2 0 12 0 1 8 19 .140 .192 .191 .383 10 26 5 1 1 1 0 2/34
1976 29 CLE AL 90 300 276 26 83 9 1 2 30 1 2 20 20 .301 .347 .362 .709 110 100 8 0 3 1 1 2/3D
1977 30 TOT AL 89 293 272 28 75 10 1 6 32 0 6 9 28 .276 .305 .386 .691 91 105 7 3 8 1 2 2/D3
1977 30 CLE AL 78 257 238 25 63 7 1 6 27 0 5 7 26 .265 .293 .378 .671 85 90 5 3 8 1 2 2/3D
1977 30 SEA AL 11 36 34 3 12 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 .353 .389 .441 .830 128 15 2 0 0 0 0 /2D
1979 32 MIL AL 19 56 52 6 12 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 6 .231 .286 .327 .613 66 17 1 2 0 0 0 2/D3
12 Yrs 924 3228 2957 299 758 117 13 61 324 15 19 203 363 .256 .306 .367 .673 90 1084 82 18 28 20 35
162 Game Avg. 162 566 518 52 133 21 2 11 57 3 3 36 64 .256 .306 .367 .673 90 190 14 3 5 4 6
CLE (8 yrs) 600 2235 2039 219 549 77 5 50 230 12 14 155 243 .269 .323 .385 .708 99 786 58 12 16 11 30
OAK (3 yrs) 294 901 832 71 185 34 7 11 87 3 4 44 112 .222 .262 .320 .582 68 266 21 4 12 9 5
SEA (1 yr) 11 36 34 3 12 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 .353 .389 .441 .830 128 15 2 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 19 56 52 6 12 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 6 .231 .286 .327 .613 66 17 1 2 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
1967 20 CLE AL 7 16 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .468 .499 -0.3 0.2 -2 /2
1968 21 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1969 22 CLE AL 37 126 -10 1 -0 -5 2 -12 -1.4 4 -8 -1.0 .462 .491 -0.4 -0.3 -3 2
1970 ★ 23 CLE AL 120 498 18 1 0 6 7 32 3.4 17 49 5.2 .529 .522 4.6 1.4 43 $15,000 *2 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 ★ 24 CLE AL 133 530 -0 3 0 -5 7 5 0.5 18 23 2.3 .504 .504 2.9 0.3 28 $28,000 *2/3 AS,GG
1972 25 CLE AL 134 508 -3 1 -2 -2 7 2 0.1 18 20 2.1 .502 .501 2.5 0.5 22 $28,000 *2/3
1973 26 OAK AL 143 532 -9 -1 2 10 9 10 1.3 19 30 3.1 .508 .507 2.0 2.1 20 $40,500 *2/D
1974 27 OAK AL 69 222 -10 -1 -1 0 4 -8 -0.9 8 0 -0.1 .487 .495 -0.1 0.4 0 $50,000 2/D
1975 28 OAK AL 82 147 -14 1 -0 -3 3 -14 -1.5 5 -9 -1.0 .481 .490 -0.7 0.0 -6 $50,000 2/34
1976 29 CLE AL 90 300 5 -0 0 -2 5 9 1.0 11 19 2.1 .511 .506 2.3 0.4 21 2/3D
1977 30 CLE AL 78 257 -5 -3 0 -4 4 -7 -0.7 9 2 0.2 .491 .496 0.6 0.1 6 $75,000 2/3D
1977 30 SEA AL 11 36 1 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .495 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /2D
1979 32 MIL AL 19 56 -3 -0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 -0.1 0.2 -1 2/D3
12 Seasons 924 3228 -33 1 -1 -4 49 13 1.4 114 127 12.8 .502 .503 13.6 5.1 131 $286,500
CLE (8 yrs) 600 2235 2 3 -1 -11 33 27 2.7 78 105 10.7 .505 .505 12.2 2.4 116 $146,000
OAK (3 yrs) 294 901 -33 -1 0 7 16 -12 -1.1 32 20 2.1 .496 .499 1.3 2.6 14 $140,500
SEA (1 yr) 11 36 1 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .495 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
MIL (1 yr) 19 56 -3 -0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 -0.1 0.2 -1

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
1973 26 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 5 15 11 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .091 .214 .182 .396 2 0 0 1 1 0
1973 ❍ 26 OAK AL WS NYM W 7 20 19 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .158 .200 .211 .411 4 0 0 0 0 1
1974 27 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 4 14 12 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 .333 .385 .667 1.051 8 0 0 1 0 0
1974 ❍ 27 OAK AL WS LAD W 5 15 14 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 .143 .200 .357 .557 5 0 0 0 0 0
1975 28 OAK AL ALCS BOS L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 22 66 58 4 10 3 0 2 7 0 0 5 14 .172 .234 .328 .562 19 0 0 2 1 1
3 ALCS 10 31 25 3 5 2 0 1 6 0 0 3 5 .200 .276 .400 .676 10 0 0 2 1 0
2 WS 12 35 33 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 9 .152 .200 .273 .473 9 0 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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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
1967 CLE AL 20 C 7 5 4 47.1 53 46 7 0 0 1.000 1 25 10.08 7.57 .989 7.21 7.23 2 1 3 4 57% 41% 0
1968 CLE AL 21 C 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 6.75 6.90 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 C 37 32 30 295.0 261 237 18 6 2 .977 -5 -20 7.78 6.89 .987 6.65 6.65 7 13 36 14 28% 36% 0
1970 CLE AL 23 C 120 120 118 1064.2 934 854 70 10 7 .989 6 7 7.81 7.70 .988 6.65 6.62 17 43 40 48 55% 39% 3 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 CLE AL 24 C 126 119 112 1052.0 831 748 73 10 16 .988 -4 -5 7.02 6.52 .988 6.37 6.34 13 52 56 38 40% 39% 2 AS,GG
1971 CLE AL 24 1B 4 5 3 37.0 19 19 0 0 6 1.000 -1 -19 4.62 4.75 .992 9.58 9.52 AS,GG
1972 CLE AL 25 C 124 121 116 1086.0 795 713 70 12 9 .985 -2 -2 6.49 6.31 .985 6.48 6.46 12 39 53 31 37% 39% 9
1972 CLE AL 25 1B 3 2 1 21.0 28 27 1 0 3 1.000 -0 -23 12.00 9.33 .991 9.77 9.70
1973 OAK AL 26 C 141 137 117 1200.2 786 713 63 10 5 .987 10 10 5.82 5.50 .985 6.05 6.02 5 46 41 52 56% 38% 1
1973 OAK AL 26 DH 2 2
1974 OAK AL 27 C 68 64 45 529.2 336 299 28 9 6 .973 0 0 5.56 4.81 .983 5.89 5.87 3 4 35 19 35% 38% 0
1974 OAK AL 27 DH 1 0
1975 OAK AL 28 C 82 41 17 404.2 270 250 15 5 1 .981 -3 -9 5.89 3.23 .983 6.00 5.98 2 6 35 13 27% 38% 0
1975 OAK AL 28 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 13.50 3.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1975 OAK AL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
1976 CLE AL 29 C 85 78 63 685.2 532 483 42 7 9 .987 -2 -4 6.89 6.18 .981 5.75 5.77 4 19 67 30 31% 34% 0
1976 CLE AL 29 1B 3 1 1 13.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 0 18 7.62 3.67 .992 9.83 9.90
1976 CLE AL 29 DH 1 0
1977 TOT AL 30 C 85 74 63 660.1 513 455 49 9 5 .982 -5 -9 6.87 5.93 .986 6.01 5.97 5 27 69 35 34% 39% 0
1977 TOT AL 30 DH 3 3
1977 CLE AL 30 C 77 67 57 603.1 482 426 48 8 4 .983 -4 -8 7.07 6.16 .986 6.01 5.97 4 25 67 35 34% 39% 0
1977 CLE AL 30 1B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1977 CLE AL 30 DH 1 1
1977 SEA AL 30 C 8 7 6 57.0 31 29 1 1 1 .968 -1 -21 4.74 3.75 .986 6.02 5.98 1 2 2 0 0% 39% 0
1977 SEA AL 30 DH 2 2
1979 MIL AL 32 C 13 5 4 59.1 35 32 3 0 1 1.000 1 20 5.31 2.69 .982 5.46 5.39 0 0 2 2 50% 36% 0
1979 MIL AL 32 DH 5 5
1979 MIL AL 32 1B 1 1 1 8.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 10.12 9.00 .992 10.12 10.00
12 Seasons C 889 796 689 7087.1 5347 4831 438 78 61 .985 -3 -1 6.69 5.93 .986 6.23 6.19 70 250 437 286 40% 38% 15
6 Seasons 1B 13 9 6 83.0 71 69 2 0 10 1.000 -1 -12 7.70 5.46 .992 9.74 9.75
5 Seasons DH 12 10
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
12 Seasons TOT 903 805 695 7170.1 5418 4900 440 78 71 .986 -4 -1 6.70 5.91 .986 6.27 6.24 70 250 437 286 40% 38% 15
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 AL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Gold Gloves
1970 AL (C)
1971 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
1973 AL  2.1 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1970 AL  .307 (6th)**

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 AL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1972 AL  18 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1970 AL  120 (2nd)
1971 AL  126 (2nd)
1972 AL  124 (3rd)
1973 AL  141 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1970 AL  854 (1st)
1971 AL  748 (2nd)
1972 AL  713 (2nd)
1973 AL  713 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1970 AL  70 (2nd)
1971 AL  73 (1st)
1972 AL  70 (3rd)
1973 AL  63 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (2nd)
1971 AL  10 (2nd)
1972 AL  12 (3rd)
1973 AL  10 (4th)
1974 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1971 AL  16 (1st)
1972 AL  9 (5th)
1976 AL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  17 (1st)
1971 AL  13 (4th)
1972 AL  12 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1971 AL  56 (2nd)
1972 AL  53 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1970 AL  48 (1st)
1971 AL  38 (2nd)
1972 AL  31 (4th)
1973 AL  52 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1970 AL  54.5 (2nd)
1973 AL  55.9 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1970 AL  6 (4th)
1973 AL  10 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1970 AL  7.81 (1st)
1971 AL  7.02 (4th)
1976 AL  6.89 (4th)
1977 AL  6.87 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1970 AL  7.70 (1st)
1971 AL  6.52 (3rd)
1972 AL  6.31 (5th)
1976 AL  6.18 (2nd)
1977 AL  5.93 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1970 AL  .989 (5th)
1976 AL  .987 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1967 AL  born 1947-04-04 (8th)

                                         
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (809), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (115th), 12.8 career WAR/15.1 7yr-peak WAR/14.0 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
1970 23 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? 2/6/71 TSN
1971 24 Cleveland Indians $28,000 ? 3/6/71 TSN
1972 25 Cleveland Indians $28,000 ? 1/22/72 TSN
1973 26 Oakland Athletics $40,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 27 Oakland Athletics $50,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 28 Oakland Athletics $50,000 ? 1976 Guide; 3/15/75 TSN; Timmerman dbase Player loss; $68,500 request
1977 30 Cleveland Indians $75,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$286,500
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.

Name Translations

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French: Ray Fosse statistiques

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Name and misspellings: Marion Raymond Earl Mule Ray Fosse

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