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George Foster

George Arthur Foster

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 1, 1948 in Tuscaloosa, AL
High School: Leuzinger HS (Lawndale, CA)
School: El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1969 (Age 20.283)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Mets/Giants/WhiteSox 1969-1986
Agents: Tom Reich [*]
Final Game: September 6, 1986 (Age 37.279)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #245. Bill Freehan… #246. Lave Cross… #247. Roy White… #248. GEORGE FOSTER… #249. Heinie Manush… #250. Omar Vizquel… #251. Moises Alou… 

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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 20 SFG NL 9 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 126 2 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1970 21 SFG NL 9 21 19 2 6 1 1 1 4 0 0 2 5 .316 .381 .632 1.013 168 12 1 0 0 0 1 /79
1971 22 TOT NL 140 514 473 50 114 23 4 13 58 7 7 29 120 .241 .292 .389 .681 95 184 20 7 1 4 3 *87/9
1971 22 SFG NL 36 112 105 11 28 5 0 3 8 0 1 6 27 .267 .304 .400 .704 99 42 4 0 0 1 1 7/9
1971 22 CIN NL 104 402 368 39 86 18 4 10 50 7 6 23 93 .234 .289 .386 .675 94 142 16 7 1 3 2 8/79
1972 23 CIN NL 59 152 145 15 29 4 1 2 12 2 1 5 44 .200 .230 .283 .513 49 41 6 1 0 1 1 9/87
1973 24 CIN NL 17 43 39 6 11 3 0 4 9 0 1 4 7 .282 .349 .667 1.016 182 26 1 0 0 0 0 8/97
1974 25 CIN NL 106 314 276 31 73 18 0 7 41 3 2 30 52 .264 .343 .406 .749 110 112 8 4 2 2 5 98/7
1975 26 CIN NL 134 511 463 71 139 24 4 23 78 2 1 40 73 .300 .356 .518 .875 139 240 14 3 0 5 11 *789/3
1976 ★ 27 CIN NL 144 627 562 86 172 21 9 29 121 17 3 52 89 .306 .364 .530 .894 150 298 11 4 0 9 4 *789/3 AS,MVP-2
1977 ★ 28 CIN NL 158 689 615 124 197 31 2 52 149 6 4 61 107 .320 .382 .631 1.013 165 388 17 5 0 8 10 *78 AS,MVP-1
1978 ★ 29 CIN NL 158 687 604 97 170 26 7 40 120 4 4 70 138 .281 .360 .546 .906 151 330 18 7 0 6 16 *78 AS,MVP-6
1979 ★ 30 CIN NL 121 505 440 68 133 18 3 30 98 0 2 59 105 .302 .386 .561 .948 155 247 11 3 0 3 7 *7 AS,MVP-12
1980 31 CIN NL 144 608 528 79 144 21 5 25 93 1 0 75 99 .273 .362 .473 .835 131 250 14 1 0 4 14 *7
1981 ★ 32 CIN NL 108 472 414 64 122 23 2 22 90 4 0 51 75 .295 .373 .519 .892 150 215 12 3 0 4 5 *7 AS,MVP-3,SS
1982 33 NYM NL 151 608 550 64 136 23 2 13 70 1 1 50 123 .247 .309 .367 .676 90 202 13 2 0 6 9 *7
1983 34 NYM NL 157 647 601 74 145 19 2 28 90 1 1 38 111 .241 .289 .419 .708 95 252 19 4 0 4 5 *7
1984 35 NYM NL 146 595 553 67 149 22 1 24 86 2 2 30 122 .269 .311 .443 .754 111 245 14 6 0 6 9 *7
1985 36 NYM NL 129 504 452 57 119 24 1 21 77 0 1 46 87 .263 .331 .460 .792 121 208 8 2 0 4 5 *7
1986 37 TOT MLB 87 310 284 30 64 6 3 14 42 1 1 24 61 .225 .284 .415 .699 91 118 9 0 0 2 1 7/D
1986 37 NYM NL 72 256 233 28 53 6 1 13 38 1 1 21 53 .227 .289 .429 .718 98 100 7 0 0 2 1 7
1986 37 CHW AL 15 54 51 2 11 0 2 1 4 0 0 3 8 .216 .259 .353 .612 63 18 2 0 0 0 0 7/D
18 Yrs 1977 7812 7023 986 1925 307 47 348 1239 51 31 666 1419 .274 .338 .480 .818 126 3370 196 52 3 68 106
162 Game Avg. 162 640 575 81 158 25 4 29 102 4 3 55 116 .274 .338 .480 .818 126 276 16 4 0 6 9
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
CIN (11 yrs) 1253 5010 4454 680 1276 207 37 244 861 46 24 470 882 .286 .356 .514 .870 140 2289 128 38 3 45 75
NYM (5 yrs) 655 2610 2389 290 602 94 7 99 361 5 6 185 496 .252 .307 .422 .728 103 1007 61 14 0 22 29
SFG (3 yrs) 54 138 129 14 36 6 1 4 13 0 1 8 33 .279 .319 .434 .753 111 56 5 0 0 1 2
CHW (1 yr) 15 54 51 2 11 0 2 1 4 0 0 3 8 .216 .259 .353 .612 63 18 2 0 0 0 0
NL (18 yrs) 1962 7758 6972 984 1914 307 45 347 1235 51 31 663 1411 .275 .339 .481 .820 127 3352 194 52 3 68 106
AL (1 yr) 15 54 51 2 11 0 2 1 4 0 0 3 8 .216 .259 .353 .612 63 18 2 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
1969 20 SFG NL 9 5 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /7
1970 21 SFG NL 9 21 2 -0 -0 -1 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /79
1971 22 SFG NL 36 112 0 -1 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 7/9
1971 22 CIN NL 104 402 -1 -2 -2 6 -1 1 0.2 14 15 1.6 .502 .501 0.8 0.7 9 8/79
1972 23 CIN NL 59 152 -8 0 -0 0 -2 -9 -1.0 5 -4 -0.6 .482 .493 -0.7 -0.1 -5 9/87
1973 24 CIN NL 17 43 5 -1 -0 1 -0 4 0.5 1 6 0.6 .528 .503 0.5 0.0 5 8/97
1974 25 CIN NL 106 314 4 -1 -1 2 -3 1 0.1 10 11 1.0 .501 .501 0.8 -0.2 9 98/7
1975 26 CIN NL 134 511 19 1 -1 15 -5 29 3.1 17 46 4.8 .524 .520 3.0 1.1 31 *789/3
1976 ★ 27 CIN NL 144 627 34 2 -0 7 -6 36 4.0 20 56 5.9 .528 .525 5.0 0.0 49 *789/3 AS,MVP-2
1977 ★ 28 CIN NL 158 689 52 -1 -0 17 -6 61 6.3 22 83 8.4 .540 .539 6.5 1.1 66 $166,667 *78 AS,MVP-1
1978 ★ 29 CIN NL 158 687 37 -2 -3 -0 -7 24 2.7 21 46 4.8 .517 .517 4.7 -0.8 46 $166,667 *78 AS,MVP-6
1979 ★ 30 CIN NL 121 505 34 -2 -2 7 -5 32 3.5 16 48 5.1 .529 .521 4.3 0.2 42 $166,667 *7 AS,MVP-12
1980 31 CIN NL 144 608 21 -2 -1 6 -6 18 1.9 21 39 4.0 .514 .512 3.4 -0.1 33 *7
1981 ★ 32 CIN NL 108 472 26 1 -1 -4 -4 18 2.1 16 33 3.7 .518 .512 3.9 -0.9 37 *7 AS,MVP-3,SS
1982 33 NYM NL 151 608 -8 -1 -2 -9 -5 -24 -2.7 21 -4 -0.6 .482 .483 0.2 -1.5 5 $1,650,000 *7
1983 34 NYM NL 157 647 -3 -0 -1 -1 -6 -12 -1.5 22 10 0.8 .492 .492 0.8 -0.8 11 $1,750,000 *7
1984 35 NYM NL 146 595 5 1 -1 2 -5 2 0.2 20 22 2.3 .501 .501 1.8 -0.3 19 $1,850,000 *7
1985 36 NYM NL 129 504 12 -2 1 -7 -5 -1 -0.1 17 17 1.7 .500 .500 2.3 -1.3 23 $1,942,857 *7
1986 37 NYM NL 72 256 2 0 -1 -3 -2 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.4 .494 .497 0.8 -0.6 8 $2,800,000 7
1986 37 CHW AL 15 54 -3 0 0 -0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $60,000 7/D
18 Seasons 1977 7812 230 -11 -16 37 -71 170 18.2 258 429 43.9 .509 .508 38.4 -3.9 391 $10,552,858
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CIN (11 yrs) 1253 5010 224 -7 -11 56 -45 216 23.3 162 378 39.3 .519 .516 32.3 1.1 322 $500,001
NYM (5 yrs) 655 2610 8 -2 -5 -17 -23 -39 -4.5 89 50 4.6 .493 .494 6.0 -4.5 67 $9,992,857
SFG (3 yrs) 54 138 2 -2 -0 -1 -2 -2 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.3 -0.3 4
CHW (1 yr) 15 54 -3 0 0 -0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $60,000

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
1972 23 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 23 CIN NL WS OAK L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 26 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 3 12 11 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .364 .417 .364 .780 4 1 0 0 0 0
1975 ❍ 26 CIN NL WS BOS W 7 30 29 1 8 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 .276 .300 .310 .610 9 0 0 0 0 0
1976 27 CIN NL NLCS PHI W 3 13 12 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 4 .167 .154 .667 .821 8 0 0 0 1 0
1976 ❍ 27 CIN NL WS NYY W 4 16 14 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 2 2 3 .429 .500 .500 1.000 7 0 0 0 0 0
1979 30 CIN NL NLCS PIT L 3 14 10 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3 .200 .429 .500 .929 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (7 Series) 23 85 76 11 22 2 0 3 12 2 3 8 13 .289 .353 .434 .787 33 1 0 0 1 0
4 NLCS 10 39 33 7 8 0 0 3 6 1 0 5 9 .242 .333 .515 .848 17 1 0 0 1 0
3 WS 13 46 43 4 14 2 0 0 6 1 3 3 4 .326 .370 .372 .742 16 0 0 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 Awards
1969 SFG NL 20 LF 8 0 0 17.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 1.56 0.38 .963 1.66 1.68
1969 SFG NL 20 OF 8 0 0 17.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 1.56 0.38 .973 2.02 2.01
1970 SFG NL 21 OF 7 5 3 46.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.96 1.43 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 SFG NL 21 LF 6 4 3 39.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -34 1.62 1.17 .971 1.75 1.75
1970 SFG NL 21 RF 1 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 3.00 .977 1.93 2.00
1971 TOT NL 22 OF 132 124 118 1108.1 329 315 9 5 3 .985 6 7 2.63 2.45 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 TOT NL 22 LF 26 20 19 201.0 43 41 1 1 0 .977 0 1 1.88 1.62 .970 1.87 1.87
1971 TOT NL 22 RF 7 6 5 54.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.00 1.71 .982 2.07 2.07
1971 SFG NL 22 OF 30 24 22 239.0 50 48 1 1 0 .980 0 1 1.85 1.63 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 SFG NL 22 LF 25 19 18 193.0 39 37 1 1 0 .974 -1 -4 1.77 1.52 .970 1.87 1.87
1971 SFG NL 22 RF 6 5 4 46.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 21 2.15 1.83 .982 2.07 2.07
1971 CIN NL 22 OF 102 100 96 869.1 279 267 8 4 3 .986 6 9 2.85 2.70 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 CIN NL 22 CF 100 98 94 853.1 272 261 7 4 3 .985 6 8 2.83 2.68 .982 2.64 2.64
1971 CIN NL 22 LF 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 105 4.50 4.00 .970 1.91 1.90
1971 CIN NL 22 RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.10
1972 CIN NL 23 OF 47 31 26 318.2 74 71 1 2 1 .973 0 2 2.03 1.53 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 CIN NL 23 RF 45 30 25 309.2 71 68 1 2 1 .972 0 1 2.01 1.53 .979 2.02 2.03
1972 CIN NL 23 CF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 3.38 3.00 .980 2.59 2.60
1972 CIN NL 23 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 1.90
1973 CIN NL 24 OF 13 9 5 86.0 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 1 10 2.09 1.54 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 CIN NL 24 CF 11 8 4 72.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1 13 2.25 1.64 .980 2.62 2.63
1973 CIN NL 24 RF 5 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 1.38 0.40 .975 2.01 2.00
1973 CIN NL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1974 CIN NL 25 OF 98 65 36 676.0 176 172 2 2 1 .989 2 3 2.32 1.78 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 CIN NL 25 RF 71 23 22 348.1 71 70 0 1 0 .986 1 4 1.81 0.99 .975 2.03 2.03
1974 CIN NL 25 CF 45 42 14 314.2 105 101 3 1 1 .990 1 4 2.97 2.31 .985 2.77 2.77
1974 CIN NL 25 LF 6 0 0 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -46 1.38 0.33 .975 2.01 1.98
1975 CIN NL 26 OF 125 117 94 1053.2 313 299 11 3 3 .990 15 17 2.65 2.48 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 CIN NL 26 LF 96 81 75 737.2 200 190 9 1 2 .995 11 17 2.43 2.07 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 CIN NL 26 CF 32 30 13 238.0 103 99 2 2 1 .981 4 22 3.82 3.16 .984 2.72 2.72
1975 CIN NL 26 RF 17 6 6 78.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.38 0.71 .974 2.03 2.03
1975 CIN NL 26 1B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0.00 0.00 9.90 10.00
1976 CIN NL 27 OF 142 137 98 1229.1 333 322 9 2 3 .994 7 7 2.42 2.33 .979 2.34 2.33 AS,MVP-2
1976 CIN NL 27 LF 115 80 73 805.1 200 196 3 1 2 .995 6 9 2.22 1.73 .976 2.02 2.01 AS,MVP-2
1976 CIN NL 27 CF 37 34 14 255.0 98 95 3 0 0 1.000 3 16 3.46 2.65 .984 2.85 2.84 AS,MVP-2
1976 CIN NL 27 RF 23 23 11 169.0 38 34 3 1 1 .974 -3 -20 1.97 1.61 .974 2.15 2.15 AS,MVP-2
1976 CIN NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.90 AS,MVP-2
1977 CIN NL 28 OF 158 158 133 1392.1 367 352 12 3 1 .992 17 15 2.35 2.30 .978 2.26 2.26 AS,MVP-1
1977 CIN NL 28 LF 143 127 118 1146.1 289 276 10 3 1 .990 13 14 2.25 2.00 .972 1.93 1.93 AS,MVP-1
1977 CIN NL 28 CF 37 31 15 246.0 74 72 2 0 0 1.000 4 18 2.71 2.00 .986 2.73 2.74 AS,MVP-1
1978 CIN NL 29 OF 157 157 142 1403.2 339 319 10 10 1 .971 -0 -0 2.11 2.10 .980 2.31 2.29 AS,MVP-6
1978 CIN NL 29 LF 154 151 139 1344.1 329 310 10 9 1 .973 0 0 2.14 2.08 .978 1.99 1.97 AS,MVP-6
1978 CIN NL 29 CF 11 6 3 59.1 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -1 -16 2.43 1.45 .983 2.79 2.77 AS,MVP-6
1979 CIN NL 30 LF 116 116 93 999.0 230 217 9 4 1 .983 7 8 2.04 1.95 .970 2.01 2.00 AS,MVP-12
1979 CIN NL 30 OF 116 116 93 999.0 225 214 7 4 1 .982 7 8 1.99 1.91 .979 2.33 2.32 AS,MVP-12
1980 CIN NL 31 LF 141 141 133 1234.0 306 300 5 1 1 .997 6 5 2.22 2.16 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 CIN NL 31 OF 141 141 133 1234.0 302 295 6 1 1 .997 6 5 2.20 2.13 .980 2.31 2.31
1981 CIN NL 32 LF 108 108 105 962.2 233 223 8 2 1 .991 -4 -5 2.16 2.14 .975 2.12 2.13 AS,MVP-3,SS
1981 CIN NL 32 OF 108 108 105 962.2 234 224 8 2 1 .991 -4 -5 2.17 2.15 .980 2.33 2.34 AS,MVP-3,SS
1982 NYM NL 33 LF 138 138 107 1186.0 311 290 13 8 4 .974 -9 -9 2.30 2.20 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 NYM NL 33 OF 138 138 107 1186.0 309 289 12 8 4 .974 -9 -9 2.28 2.18 .978 2.25 2.26
1983 NYM NL 34 LF 153 151 135 1328.2 332 317 11 4 3 .988 -1 -1 2.22 2.14 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 NYM NL 34 OF 153 151 135 1328.2 330 314 12 4 3 .988 -1 -1 2.21 2.13 .980 2.27 2.26
1984 NYM NL 35 LF 141 140 127 1223.1 293 280 6 7 1 .976 2 2 2.10 2.03 .971 2.03 2.02
1984 NYM NL 35 OF 141 140 127 1223.1 291 278 6 7 1 .976 2 2 2.09 2.01 .979 2.27 2.26
1985 NYM NL 36 LF 123 119 105 1069.2 205 193 7 5 2 .976 -7 -7 1.68 1.63 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 NYM NL 36 OF 123 119 105 1069.2 210 198 7 5 2 .976 -7 -7 1.72 1.67 .979 2.20 2.20
1986 TOT MLB 37 LF 73 73 44 594.2 126 117 5 4 1 .968 -4 -7 1.85 1.67 .975 2.01 2.02
1986 TOT MLB 37 OF 73 73 44 594.2 125 115 6 4 1 .968 -4 -7 1.83 1.66 .979 2.22 2.22
1986 NYM NL 37 LF 62 62 38 510.0 104 97 3 4 1 .962 -3 -8 1.76 1.61 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 NYM NL 37 OF 62 62 38 510.0 104 96 4 4 1 .962 -3 -8 1.76 1.61 .979 2.19 2.19
1986 CHW AL 37 LF 11 11 6 84.2 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.34 2.00 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 CHW AL 37 OF 11 11 6 84.2 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.23 1.91 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 CHW AL 37 DH 3 2
18 Seasons OF 1880 1789 1504 15929.1 3990 3809 119 62 28 .984 37 3 2.22 2.09 .979 2.27 2.27
18 Seasons LF 1549 1449 1276 12904.0 3110 2963 97 50 20 .984 20 2 2.13 1.98 .974 2.02 2.01
8 Seasons CF 274 250 158 2046.1 690 664 18 8 6 .988 18 11 3.00 2.49 .983 2.71 2.72
7 Seasons RF 169 90 70 979.0 209 201 4 4 2 .981 -1 -1 1.88 1.21 .977 2.05 2.05
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.95
18 Seasons TOT 1882 1789 1504 15932.1 3990 3809 119 62 28 .984 38 3 2.22 2.09 .979 2.27 2.28
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1992 BBWAA ( 5.6%)
1993 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1994 BBWAA ( 3.5%)
1995 BBWAA ( 4.1%)

All-Star Games
1976 (CF)
1977 (CF)
1978 (CF)
1979 (LF)
1981 (LF)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 NL (2, 66%)
1977 NL (1, 87%)
1978 NL (6, 31%)
1979 NL (12, 10%)
1981 NL (3, 43%)
1 MVP
2.37 Career Shares (68th)

Silver Sluggers
1981 NL (OF)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1976 May NL Player of the Month
1976 July NL Player of the Month
1977 June NL Player of the Month
1977 August NL Player of the Month
1979 April NL Player of the Month
1979 June NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 May 29th NL Player of the Week
1977 Sep 25th NL Player of the Week
1980 Aug 31st NL Player of the Week
1983 May 8th NL Player of the Week
1986 Jun 8th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1976 NL  5.9 (8th)
1977 NL  8.4 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1976 NL  5.9 (6th)
1977 NL  8.4 (2nd)
1979 NL  5.1 (8th)
1981 NL  3.6 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1976 NL  5.0 (8th)
1977 NL  6.6 (3rd)
1981 NL  3.9 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1977 NL  .320 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 NL  .386 (8th)
1981 NL  .373 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1975 NL  .518 (5th)
1976 NL  .530 (2nd)
1977 NL  .631 (1st)
1978 NL  .546 (3rd)
1979 NL  .561 (3rd)
1981 NL  .519 (3rd)
Career  .480 (191st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1975 NL  .875 (10th)
1976 NL  .894 (4th)
1977 NL  1.013 (1st)
1978 NL  .906 (5th)
1979 NL  .948 (4th)
1981 NL  .892 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1977 NL  158 (6th)
1981 NL  108 (4th)
1983 NL  157 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1981 NL  414 (7th)
1983 NL  601 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1977 NL  689 (6th)
1978 NL  687 (8th)
1981 NL  472 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 NL  86 (9th)
1977 NL  124 (1st)
1978 NL  97 (4th)
1981 NL  64 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1976 NL  172 (10th)
1977 NL  197 (4th)
1981 NL  122 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1976 NL  298 (3rd)
1977 NL  388 (1st)
1978 NL  330 (2nd)
1981 NL  215 (3rd)
Career  3,370 (195th)

Doubles s c a p y
1981 NL  23 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1975 NL  23 (7th)
1976 NL  29 (4th)
1977 NL  52 (1st)
1978 NL  40 (1st)
1979 NL  30 (6th)
1980 NL  25 (8th)
1981 NL  22 (3rd)
1983 NL  28 (6th)
1984 NL  24 (6th)
Career  348 (92nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1976 NL  121 (1st)
1977 NL  149 (1st)
1978 NL  120 (1st)
1979 NL  98 (6th)
1980 NL  93 (8th)
1981 NL  90 (2nd)
1983 NL  90 (8th)
Career  1,239 (136th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1980 NL  75 (10th)
1981 NL  51 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 NL  120 (7th)
1977 NL  107 (9th)
1978 NL  138 (2nd)
1979 NL  105 (5th)
1980 NL  99 (7th)
1981 NL  75 (3rd)
1982 NL  123 (4th)
1983 NL  111 (6th)
1984 NL  122 (5th)
Career  1,419 (73rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1976 NL  150 (4th)
1977 NL  165 (2nd)
1978 NL  151 (6th)
1979 NL  155 (2nd)
1980 NL  131 (10th)
1981 NL  150 (4th)
Career  126 (223rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1976 NL  111 (4th)
1977 NL  144 (1st)
1978 NL  115 (3rd)
1981 NL  81 (3rd)
Career  1,129 (249th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1976 NL  35 (6th)
1977 NL  55 (1st)
1978 NL  39 (6th)
1979 NL  33 (6th)
1981 NL  27 (3rd)
Career  230 (215th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1976 NL  3.6 (6th)
1977 NL  5.3 (1st)
1978 NL  4.0 (6th)
1979 NL  3.3 (6th)
1981 NL  2.8 (3rd)
Career  23.1 (216th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1976 NL  59 (3rd)
1977 NL  85 (1st)
1978 NL  73 (3rd)
1981 NL  47 (4th)
Career  702 (181st)

Times On Base s c a p y
1977 NL  263 (4th)
1978 NL  247 (7th)
1981 NL  176 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1976 NL  .740 (3rd)
1977 NL  .761 (3rd)
1978 NL  .702 (6th)
1979 NL  .745 (3rd)
1980 NL  .662 (9th)
1981 NL  .732 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1971 NL  7 (3rd)
1978 NL  7 (6th)
1984 NL  6 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1977 NL  8 (5th)
Career  68 (153rd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  16 (5th)
1980 NL  14 (4th)
Career  106 (107th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1971 NL  20 (5th)
1977 NL  17 (8th)
1978 NL  18 (4th)
1981 NL  12 (5th)
1983 NL  19 (4th)
Career  196 (105th)

SB % s c a p y
1976 NL  85.00 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1976 NL  21.4 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1975 NL  20.1 (6th)
1976 NL  19.4 (5th)
1977 NL  11.8 (1st)
1978 NL  15.1 (1st)
1979 NL  14.7 (4th)
1980 NL  21.1 (9th)
1981 NL  18.8 (5th)
1983 NL  21.5 (8th)
1984 NL  23.0 (8th)
Career  20.2 (131st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1983 NL  480 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1976 NL  40.39 (6th)
1977 NL  53.85 (2nd)
1978 NL  41.12 (8th)
1979 NL  41.20 (5th)
1981 NL  44.46 (2nd)
Career  279.58 (142nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 NL  3.8 (8th)
1977 NL  5.7 (2nd)
1978 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1979 NL  4.3 (7th)
1981 NL  4.2 (2nd)
Career  25.9 (135th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1976 NL  4.2 (4th)
1977 NL  5.5 (1st)
1978 NL  4.4 (4th)
1979 NL  4.4 (5th)
1981 NL  3.3 (3rd)
Career  28.6 (110th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1976 NL  4.1 (6th)
1977 NL  5.2 (2nd)
1978 NL  4.2 (8th)
1979 NL  4.1 (7th)
1981 NL  4.5 (2nd)
Career  27.9 (139th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1975 NL  15 (5th)
1977 NL  17 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  143 (5th)
1978 NL  154 (3rd)
1980 NL  141 (4th)
1981 NL  108 (1st)
1982 NL  138 (4th)
1983 NL  153 (2nd)
1984 NL  141 (4th)
Career  1,549 (14th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  276 (2nd)
1978 NL  310 (2nd)
1979 NL  217 (5th)
1980 NL  300 (4th)
1981 NL  223 (2nd)
1982 NL  290 (2nd)
1983 NL  317 (2nd)
1984 NL  280 (3rd)
Career  2,963 (19th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  9 (5th)
1977 NL  10 (3rd)
1978 NL  10 (5th)
1981 NL  8 (4th)
1982 NL  13 (2nd)
1983 NL  11 (4th)
Career  97 (30th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  9 (2nd)
1982 NL  8 (3rd)
1984 NL  7 (5th)
1985 NL  5 (3rd)
Career  50 (56th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  2 (2nd)
1976 NL  2 (1st)
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1980 NL  1 (3rd)
1981 NL  1 (4th)
1982 NL  4 (1st)
1983 NL  3 (2nd)
1984 NL  1 (4th)
1985 NL  2 (4th)
Career  20 (20th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  3 (2nd)
1973 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1977 NL  158 (1st)
1978 NL  157 (2nd)
1981 NL  108 (1st)
1983 NL  153 (5th)
Career  1,880 (67th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  322 (5th)
Career  3,809 (88th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1977 NL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  3 (3rd)
1982 NL  4 (3rd)
1983 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  11 (1st)
1976 NL  6 (5th)
1977 NL  13 (1st)
1979 NL  7 (4th)
1980 NL  6 (3rd)
Career  20 (58th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1975 NL  2.43 (1st)
1976 NL  2.22 (3rd)
1977 NL  2.25 (1st)
1978 NL  2.14 (3rd)
1980 NL  2.22 (3rd)
1982 NL  2.30 (1st)
1983 NL  2.22 (2nd)
1984 NL  2.10 (2nd)
Career  2.14 (36th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  2.07 (4th)
1977 NL  2.00 (2nd)
1978 NL  2.08 (3rd)
1979 NL  1.95 (5th)
1980 NL  2.16 (3rd)
1981 NL  2.14 (4th)
1982 NL  2.20 (2nd)
1983 NL  2.14 (1st)
1984 NL  2.03 (2nd)
Career  1.98 (89th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  .995 (1st)
1977 NL  .990 (1st)
1979 NL  .983 (2nd)
1980 NL  .997 (1st)
1981 NL  .991 (1st)
1982 NL  .974 (2nd)
1983 NL  .988 (1st)
1984 NL  .976 (3rd)
Career  .984 (49th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  6 (3rd)
1975 NL  4 (5th)
1976 NL  3 (5th)
Career  18 (82nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.83 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  2.68 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  15 (3rd)
1977 NL  17 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1971 NL  2.63 (5th)
1975 NL  2.65 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1971 NL  2.45 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  .990 (4th)
1976 NL  .994 (1st)
1977 NL  .992 (4th)
1980 NL  .997 (2nd)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,942,857 (3rd)
1986 NL  $2,800,000 (1st)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 26 (72), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 119 (170), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 92 (188), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 27 (423), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (30th), 43.9 career WAR/36.7 7yr-peak WAR/40.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1977 28 Cincinnati Reds $166,667 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$500K; 4/23/77 TSN salary survey says $185K
1978 29 Cincinnati Reds $166,667 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$500K
1979 30 Cincinnati Reds $166,667 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$500K
1982 33 New York Mets $1,650,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Includes pro-rated $1M bonus; not other bonuses
1983 34 New York Mets $1,750,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Includes pro-rated $1M bonus; not other bonuses
1984 35 New York Mets $1,850,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Includes pro-rated $1M bonus; not other bonuses
1985 36 New York Mets $1,942,857 ? 3/3/86 TSN/USA Today; 1983 TSN - $1.985M Includes pro-rated $1M bonus, not other bonuses
1986 37 New York Mets $2,800,000 ? 2/27/82 TSN Released in midseason
37 Chicago White Sox $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Released in midseason by Mets
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,552,858
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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