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Steve Garvey

Steven Patrick Garvey (twitter: @SteveGarvey6)

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: December 22, 1948 in Tampa, FL
High School: Chamberlain HS (Tampa, FL)
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1969 (Age 20.253)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Padres 1969-1987
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: May 23, 1987 (Age 38.152)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #183. Willie Randolph… #184. Nellie Fox… #185. Ellis Burks… #186. STEVE GARVEY… #187. Earl Averill… #188. Harold Baines… #189. Chase Utley… 

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 20 LAD NL 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 94 1 0 0 0 0 0
1970 21 LAD NL 34 100 93 8 25 5 0 1 6 1 1 6 17 .269 .310 .355 .665 82 33 3 0 0 1 0 5/4
1971 22 LAD NL 81 249 225 27 51 12 1 7 26 1 2 21 33 .227 .290 .382 .673 95 86 6 0 1 2 2 5
1972 23 LAD NL 96 317 294 36 79 14 2 9 30 4 2 19 36 .269 .312 .422 .734 109 124 8 1 0 3 3 5/3
1973 24 LAD NL 114 366 349 37 106 17 3 8 50 0 2 11 42 .304 .328 .438 .766 115 153 8 3 0 3 4 3/79
1974 ★ 25 LAD NL 156 685 642 95 200 32 3 21 111 5 4 31 66 .312 .342 .469 .811 130 301 8 3 1 8 4 *3 AS,MVP-1,GG
1975 ★ 26 LAD NL 160 704 659 85 210 38 6 18 95 11 2 33 66 .319 .351 .476 .827 134 314 19 3 3 6 6 *3 AS,MVP-11,GG
1976 ★ 27 LAD NL 162 696 631 85 200 37 4 13 80 19 8 50 69 .317 .363 .450 .813 133 284 20 1 5 9 11 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
1977 ★ 28 LAD NL 162 696 646 91 192 25 3 33 115 9 6 38 90 .297 .335 .498 .834 122 322 15 1 7 4 10 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
1978 ★ 29 LAD NL 162 689 639 89 202 36 9 21 113 10 5 40 70 .316 .353 .499 .852 138 319 17 1 1 8 9 *3 AS,MVP-2
1979 ★ 30 LAD NL 162 697 648 92 204 32 1 28 110 3 6 37 59 .315 .351 .497 .848 130 322 25 2 4 6 16 *3 AS,MVP-14
1980 ★ 31 LAD NL 163 704 658 78 200 27 1 26 106 6 11 36 67 .304 .341 .467 .808 125 307 17 3 3 4 6 *3 AS,MVP-6
1981 ★ 32 LAD NL 110 461 431 63 122 23 1 10 64 3 5 25 49 .283 .322 .411 .732 110 177 8 1 1 3 6 *3 AS,MVP-25
1982 33 LAD NL 162 660 625 66 176 35 1 16 86 5 3 20 86 .282 .301 .418 .718 101 261 10 1 5 9 10 *3
1983 34 SDP NL 100 425 388 76 114 22 0 14 59 4 1 29 39 .294 .344 .459 .802 124 178 16 3 0 5 11 3
1984 ★ 35 SDP NL 161 653 617 72 175 27 2 8 86 1 2 24 64 .284 .307 .373 .680 91 230 25 1 1 10 3 *3 AS,MVP-20
1985 ★ 36 SDP NL 162 699 654 80 184 34 6 17 81 0 0 35 67 .281 .318 .430 .748 109 281 25 3 1 6 7 *3 AS
1986 37 SDP NL 155 584 557 58 142 22 0 21 81 1 2 23 72 .255 .284 .408 .692 91 227 18 1 0 3 5 *3
1987 38 SDP NL 27 78 76 5 16 2 0 1 9 0 0 1 10 .211 .231 .276 .507 36 21 3 1 0 0 0 3
19 Yrs 2332 9466 8835 1143 2599 440 43 272 1308 83 62 479 1003 .294 .329 .446 .775 117 3941 251 29 33 90 113
162 Game Avg. 162 658 614 79 181 31 3 19 91 6 4 33 70 .294 .329 .446 .775 117 274 17 2 2 6 8
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 (14 yrs) 1727 7027 6543 852 1968 333 35 211 992 77 57 367 751 .301 .337 .459 .796 122 3004 164 20 31 66 87
SDP (5 yrs) 605 2439 2292 291 631 107 8 61 316 6 5 112 252 .275 .309 .409 .717 100 937 87 9 2 24 26

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 LAD NL 3 3 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1970 21 LAD NL 34 100 -3 -2 -1 -1 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .483 .496 -0.1 -0.0 -1 5/4
1971 22 LAD NL 81 249 -3 -2 0 8 1 5 0.6 9 13 1.5 .507 .503 0.5 1.1 5 5
1972 23 LAD NL 96 317 4 0 -0 -1 1 4 0.6 10 15 1.6 .505 .503 1.6 0.2 15 5/3
1973 24 LAD NL 114 366 7 -1 -1 1 -4 2 0.1 12 13 1.2 .501 .501 1.2 -0.5 13 3/79
1974 ★ 25 LAD NL 156 685 27 2 2 0 -9 22 2.3 22 44 4.4 .515 .515 4.3 -1.0 44 *3 AS,MVP-1,GG
1975 ★ 26 LAD NL 160 704 30 2 -1 5 -9 27 2.9 22 50 5.1 .519 .519 4.4 -0.4 44 *3 AS,MVP-11,GG
1976 ★ 27 LAD NL 162 696 27 3 -1 4 -9 23 2.6 22 46 4.7 .516 .516 4.2 -0.6 42 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
1977 ★ 28 LAD NL 162 696 18 3 -1 6 -9 16 1.6 22 39 3.8 .511 .511 3.1 -0.4 33 $333,000 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
1978 ★ 29 LAD NL 162 689 30 -1 -0 3 -9 23 2.5 22 45 4.7 .516 .516 4.2 -0.7 42 $300,000 *3 AS,MVP-2
1979 ★ 30 LAD NL 162 697 23 -3 -2 -3 -9 6 0.6 22 28 2.8 .504 .504 3.0 -1.3 31 *3 AS,MVP-14
1980 ★ 31 LAD NL 163 704 22 -4 -0 -2 -9 6 0.6 24 30 3.0 .504 .504 3.2 -1.4 32 *3 AS,MVP-6
1981 ★ 32 LAD NL 110 461 6 0 0 2 -6 3 0.4 16 18 2.0 .503 .502 1.6 -0.4 17 *3 AS,MVP-25
1982 33 LAD NL 162 660 -2 -1 2 5 -9 -4 -0.4 23 18 1.8 .497 .497 1.0 -0.3 13 *3
1983 34 SDP NL 100 425 12 4 -2 -7 -5 1 -0.0 14 15 1.4 .501 .500 2.2 -1.4 22 $1,850,000 3
1984 ★ 35 SDP NL 161 653 -6 2 -2 -2 -8 -17 -1.9 22 5 0.4 .488 .488 0.5 -1.2 8 $1,250,000 *3 AS,MVP-20
1985 ★ 36 SDP NL 162 699 7 -0 -1 -5 -9 -8 -0.9 23 16 1.5 .495 .495 2.0 -1.6 21 $975,000 *3 AS
1986 37 SDP NL 155 584 -10 -1 -1 -11 -7 -30 -3.3 20 -10 -1.3 .479 .480 -0.2 -2.0 1 $1,250,000 *3
1987 38 SDP NL 27 78 -7 -0 -0 -1 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .463 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -6 $1,450,000 3
19 Seasons 2332 9466 183 1 -11 0 -109 64 6.6 311 375 37.7 .503 .503 36.1 -12.3 376 $7,408,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
LAD (14 yrs) 1727 7027 186 -2 -5 27 -78 127 13.8 229 356 36.4 .508 .508 32.3 -5.8 329 $633,000
SDP (5 yrs) 605 2439 -3 3 -6 -27 -31 -63 -7.1 83 20 1.3 .488 .490 3.8 -6.4 46 $6,775,000

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
1974 25 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 4 19 18 4 7 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 .389 .421 .778 1.199 14 1 0 0 0 1
1974 25 LAD NL WS OAK L 5 21 21 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .381 .381 .381 .762 8 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 4 16 13 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .308 .400 .308 .708 4 0 0 1 0 2
1977 28 LAD NL WS NYY L 6 25 24 5 9 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 4 .375 .400 .625 1.025 15 0 0 0 0 0
1978 MVP 29 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 4 18 18 6 7 1 1 4 7 0 1 0 1 .389 .389 1.222 1.611 22 0 0 0 0 0
1978 29 LAD NL WS NYY L 6 25 24 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .208 .240 .250 .490 6 0 0 0 0 0
1981 32 LAD NL NLDS HOU W 5 19 19 4 7 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 .368 .368 .789 1.158 15 0 0 0 0 0
1981 32 LAD NL NLCS MON W 5 21 21 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .429 .714 9 1 0 0 0 0
1981 ❍ 32 LAD NL WS NYY W 6 26 24 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .417 .462 .458 .920 11 0 0 0 0 1
1984 MVP 35 SDP NL NLCS CHC W 5 21 20 1 8 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 2 .400 .429 .600 1.029 12 1 0 0 0 0
1984 35 SDP NL WS DET L 5 21 20 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .300 .500 6 1 0 1 0 0
5 Yrs (11 Series) 55 232 222 32 75 8 3 11 31 2 2 8 32 .338 .361 .550 .910 122 4 0 2 0 4
1 NLDS 5 19 19 4 7 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 .368 .368 .789 1.158 15 0 0 0 0 0
5 NLCS 22 95 90 15 32 3 1 8 21 1 1 4 9 .356 .383 .678 1.061 61 3 0 1 0 3
5 WS 28 118 113 13 36 5 1 1 6 1 1 4 21 .319 .342 .407 .749 46 1 0 1 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 Awards
1970 LAD NL 21 3B 27 22 18 202.0 87 23 59 5 4 .943 -1 -5 3.65 3.04 .945 2.91 2.90
1970 LAD NL 21 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1971 LAD NL 22 3B 79 60 52 560.2 228 53 161 14 11 .939 8 17 3.44 2.71 .949 2.80 2.80
1972 LAD NL 23 3B 85 73 64 670.1 286 71 187 28 18 .902 -1 -2 3.46 3.04 .945 2.87 2.88
1972 LAD NL 23 1B 3 3 1 22.0 35 33 2 0 3 1.000 1 38 14.32 11.67 .992 9.74 9.77
1973 LAD NL 24 1B 76 72 66 647.2 749 718 26 5 58 .993 0 1 10.34 9.79 .992 9.83 9.83
1973 LAD NL 24 OF 10 7 5 68.0 16 13 1 2 0 .875 0 4 1.85 1.40 .977 2.22 2.23
1973 LAD NL 24 LF 8 7 5 67.0 16 13 1 2 0 .875 0 4 1.88 1.75 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 LAD NL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1974 LAD NL 25 1B 156 156 154 1404.1 1606 1536 62 8 108 .995 0 0 10.24 10.24 .991 9.94 9.93 AS,MVP-1,GG
1975 LAD NL 26 1B 160 160 159 1450.2 1585 1500 77 8 96 .995 5 4 9.78 9.86 .990 9.97 9.96 AS,MVP-11,GG
1976 LAD NL 27 1B 162 162 158 1464.2 1653 1583 67 3 138 .998 4 3 10.14 10.19 .991 9.95 9.93 AS,MVP-6,GG
1977 LAD NL 28 1B 160 160 143 1417.1 1669 1606 55 8 137 .995 6 5 10.55 10.38 .991 9.89 9.89 AS,MVP-6,GG
1978 LAD NL 29 1B 161 161 157 1412.2 1629 1546 74 9 121 .994 3 2 10.32 10.06 .992 9.98 9.90 AS,MVP-2
1979 LAD NL 30 1B 162 162 153 1408.2 1502 1402 93 7 101 .995 -3 -3 9.55 9.23 .992 9.89 9.86 AS,MVP-14
1980 LAD NL 31 1B 162 162 159 1460.2 1620 1502 112 6 122 .996 -2 -2 9.94 9.96 .992 10.16 10.17 AS,MVP-6
1981 LAD NL 32 1B 110 110 103 954.0 1075 1019 55 1 84 .999 2 2 10.13 9.76 .992 10.22 10.25 AS,MVP-25
1982 LAD NL 33 1B 158 154 142 1373.1 1658 1539 111 8 102 .995 5 5 10.81 10.44 .992 10.23 10.26
1983 SDP NL 34 1B 100 100 95 867.2 943 888 49 6 69 .994 -7 -10 9.72 9.37 .992 9.96 9.92
1984 SDP NL 35 1B 159 158 134 1329.2 1319 1232 87 0 117 1.000 -2 -2 8.93 8.30 .992 9.86 9.83 AS,MVP-20
1985 SDP NL 36 1B 162 162 148 1418.1 1539 1442 92 5 138 .997 -5 -4 9.73 9.47 .993 10.06 10.05 AS
1986 SDP NL 37 1B 148 138 110 1190.0 1220 1160 53 7 94 .994 -11 -11 9.17 8.20 .992 9.94 9.95
1987 SDP NL 38 1B 20 19 10 143.2 149 138 11 0 10 1.000 -1 -10 9.33 7.45 .991 9.89 9.83
16 Seasons 1B 2059 2039 1892 17965.1 19951 18844 1026 81 1498 .996 -6 -0 9.95 9.65 .992 9.99 9.98
3 Seasons 3B 191 155 134 1433.0 601 147 407 47 33 .922 6 5 3.48 2.90 .947 2.85 2.85
1 Season OF 10 7 5 68.0 16 13 1 2 0 .875 0 4 1.85 1.40 .977 2.22 2.23
1 Season LF 8 7 5 67.0 16 13 1 2 0 .875 0 4 1.88 1.75 .977 2.04 2.04
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
19 Seasons TOT 2261 2201 2031 19467.1 20568 19004 1434 130 1531 .994 0 0 9.45 9.04 .990 9.44 9.34
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
1993 BBWAA (41.6%)
1994 BBWAA (36.4%)
1995 BBWAA (42.6%)
1996 BBWAA (37.2%)
1997 BBWAA (35.3%)
1998 BBWAA (41.2%)
1999 BBWAA (30.2%)
2000 BBWAA (32.1%)
2001 BBWAA (34.2%)
2002 BBWAA (28.4%)
2003 BBWAA (27.8%)
2004 BBWAA (24.3%)
2005 BBWAA (20.5%)
2006 BBWAA (26.0%)
2007 BBWAA (21.1%)

All-Star Games
1974 (1B)
1975 (1B)
1976 (1B)
1977 (1B)
1978 (1B)
1979 (1B)
1980 (1B)
1981 *
1984 (1B)
1985 (1B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1974 NL (1, 80%)
1975 NL (11, 15%)
1976 NL (6, 15%)
1977 NL (6, 28%)
1978 NL (2, 57%)
1979 NL (14, 9%)
1980 NL (6, 39%)
1981 NL (25, 0%)
1984 NL (20, 1%)
1 MVP
2.46 Career Shares (59th)

Gold Gloves
1974 NL (1B)
1975 NL (1B)
1976 NL (1B)
1977 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1976 September NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 May 23rd NL Player of the Week
1977 Jun 26th NL Player of the Week
1978 Aug 20th NL Player of the Week
1983 Apr 17th NL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1975 NL  5.1 (8th)
1976 NL  4.7 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1974 NL  .312 (7th)
1975 NL  .319 (6th)
1976 NL  .317 (6th)
1978 NL  .316 (2nd)
1979 NL  .315 (4th)
1980 NL  .304 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1974 NL  .469 (10th)
1978 NL  .499 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1978 NL  .852 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 NL  160 (6th)
1976 NL  162 (2nd)
1977 NL  162 (1st)
1978 NL  162 (1st)
1979 NL  162 (3rd)
1980 NL  163 (1st)
1981 NL  110 (1st)
1982 NL  162 (1st)
1984 NL  161 (2nd)
1985 NL  162 (1st)
Career  2,332 (99th)

At Bats s c a p y
1974 NL  642 (5th)
1975 NL  659 (4th)
1976 NL  631 (6th)
1977 NL  646 (3rd)
1978 NL  639 (7th)
1979 NL  648 (5th)
1980 NL  658 (2nd)
1981 NL  431 (3rd)
1982 NL  625 (10th)
1984 NL  617 (5th)
1985 NL  654 (2nd)
Career  8,835 (80th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1974 NL  685 (10th)
1975 NL  704 (5th)
1976 NL  696 (4th)
1977 NL  696 (4th)
1978 NL  689 (7th)
1979 NL  697 (8th)
1980 NL  704 (5th)
1981 NL  461 (7th)
1985 NL  699 (3rd)
Career  9,466 (117th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 NL  85 (10th)
1981 NL  63 (8th)
Career  1,143 (215th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 NL  200 (3rd)
1975 NL  210 (2nd)
1976 NL  200 (3rd)
1977 NL  192 (5th)
1978 NL  202 (1st)
1979 NL  204 (4th)
1980 NL  200 (1st)
1981 NL  122 (6th)
1984 NL  175 (7th)
1985 NL  184 (6th)
Career  2,599 (79th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1974 NL  301 (4th)
1975 NL  314 (2nd)
1976 NL  284 (4th)
1977 NL  322 (4th)
1978 NL  319 (3rd)
1979 NL  322 (4th)
1980 NL  307 (2nd)
1981 NL  177 (7th)
1985 NL  281 (7th)
Career  3,941 (95th)

Doubles s c a p y
1974 NL  32 (9th)
1975 NL  38 (5th)
1976 NL  37 (3rd)
1978 NL  36 (6th)
1981 NL  23 (7th)
1982 NL  35 (5th)
1985 NL  34 (5th)
Career  440 (119th)

Triples s c a p y
1978 NL  9 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1977 NL  33 (5th)
1979 NL  28 (8th)
1980 NL  26 (7th)
Career  272 (173rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1974 NL  111 (3rd)
1975 NL  95 (9th)
1977 NL  115 (3rd)
1978 NL  113 (3rd)
1979 NL  110 (4th)
1980 NL  106 (3rd)
1981 NL  64 (7th)
Career  1,308 (107th)

Singles s c a p y
1974 NL  144 (7th)
1975 NL  148 (5th)
1976 NL  146 (5th)
1977 NL  131 (7th)
1978 NL  136 (7th)
1979 NL  143 (4th)
1980 NL  146 (2nd)
1981 NL  88 (9th)
1984 NL  138 (3rd)
1985 NL  127 (8th)
Career  1,844 (75th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1974 NL  102 (9th)
1975 NL  106 (6th)
1976 NL  100 (7th)
1978 NL  108 (6th)
1980 NL  97 (7th)
Career  1,232 (183rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1974 NL  56 (9th)
1975 NL  62 (6th)
1976 NL  54 (8th)
1977 NL  61 (10th)
1978 NL  66 (6th)
1979 NL  61 (8th)
1985 NL  57 (8th)
Career  755 (145th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1975 NL  246 (10th)
1976 NL  251 (5th)
1978 NL  243 (8th)
1979 NL  243 (10th)
1980 NL  239 (7th)
Career  3,107 (173rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1974 NL  8 (7th)
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1978 NL  8 (9th)
1982 NL  9 (6th)
1984 NL  10 (1st)
1985 NL  6 (10th)
Career  90 (61st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1976 NL  11 (8th)
1979 NL  16 (4th)
Career  113 (93rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1975 NL  19 (4th)
1976 NL  20 (4th)
1978 NL  17 (7th)
1979 NL  25 (1st)
1980 NL  17 (5th)
1983 NL  16 (8th)
1984 NL  25 (1st)
1985 NL  25 (2nd)
1986 NL  18 (6th)
Career  251 (31st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1976 NL  15.4 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 NL  479 (6th)
1976 NL  473 (8th)
1977 NL  486 (5th)
1979 NL  485 (8th)
1980 NL  493 (4th)
1981 NL  326 (5th)
1984 NL  480 (4th)
1985 NL  502 (2nd)
Career  6,672 (73rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1974 NL  42.54 (8th)
1975 NL  44.63 (5th)
1978 NL  46.51 (4th)
1979 NL  36.61 (10th)
1981 NL  20.77 (9th)
Career  274.58 (149th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1974 NL  4.6 (4th)
1975 NL  5.5 (2nd)
1978 NL  5.4 (3rd)
1979 NL  4.1 (10th)
1980 NL  4.2 (6th)
Career  27.1 (123rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1974 NL  3.3 (9th)
1978 NL  4.0 (7th)
1979 NL  3.4 (10th)
Career  22.1 (172nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1974 NL  4.4 (8th)
1975 NL  4.6 (5th)
1978 NL  4.7 (3rd)
1979 NL  3.7 (9th)
1981 NL  2.2 (9th)
Career  28.1 (136th)

Putoutss c a p y
1974 NL  1,536 (1st)
1975 NL  1,500 (1st)
1976 NL  1,583 (1st)
1977 NL  1,606 (1st)
1978 NL  1,546 (1st)
1979 NL  1,402 (3rd)
1980 NL  1,502 (3rd)
1981 NL  1,019 (3rd)
1982 NL  1,539 (3rd)
1984 NL  1,232 (2nd)
1985 NL  1,442 (1st)
Career  19,004 (12th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1972 NL  28 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  156 (2nd)
1975 NL  160 (1st)
1976 NL  162 (1st)
1977 NL  160 (1st)
1978 NL  161 (1st)
1979 NL  162 (1st)
1980 NL  162 (1st)
1981 NL  110 (1st)
1982 NL  158 (4th)
1984 NL  159 (1st)
1985 NL  162 (1st)
1986 NL  148 (4th)
Career  2,059 (15th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  1,536 (1st)
1975 NL  1,500 (1st)
1976 NL  1,583 (1st)
1977 NL  1,606 (1st)
1978 NL  1,546 (1st)
1979 NL  1,402 (3rd)
1980 NL  1,502 (3rd)
1981 NL  1,019 (3rd)
1982 NL  1,539 (3rd)
1984 NL  1,232 (2nd)
1985 NL  1,442 (1st)
Career  18,844 (14th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  77 (3rd)
1979 NL  93 (3rd)
1980 NL  112 (3rd)
1982 NL  111 (5th)
1984 NL  87 (3rd)
1985 NL  92 (3rd)
Career  1,026 (48th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1978 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  108 (5th)
1976 NL  138 (2nd)
1977 NL  137 (2nd)
1978 NL  121 (3rd)
1980 NL  122 (3rd)
1981 NL  84 (3rd)
1984 NL  117 (2nd)
1985 NL  138 (1st)
Career  1,498 (23rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1972 NL  28 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  5 (3rd)
1976 NL  4 (3rd)
1977 NL  6 (3rd)
1982 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1974 NL  10.24 (4th)
1976 NL  10.14 (5th)
1977 NL  10.55 (3rd)
1978 NL  10.32 (3rd)
1982 NL  10.81 (3rd)
Career  9.93 (28th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  10.24 (1st)
1975 NL  9.86 (2nd)
1976 NL  10.19 (2nd)
1977 NL  10.38 (1st)
1978 NL  10.06 (2nd)
1980 NL  9.96 (4th)
1981 NL  9.76 (5th)
1982 NL  10.44 (3rd)
1985 NL  9.47 (5th)
Career  9.65 (90th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  .995 (2nd)
1975 NL  .995 (1st)
1976 NL  .998 (1st)
1977 NL  .995 (1st)
1978 NL  .994 (3rd)
1979 NL  .995 (2nd)
1980 NL  .996 (2nd)
1981 NL  .999 (1st)
1982 NL  .995 (2nd)
1984 NL  1.000 (1st)
1985 NL  .997 (3rd)
1986 NL  .994 (4th)
Career  .996 (7th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1971 NL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1972 NL  3.46 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1972 NL  3.04 (2nd)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (200), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 142 (112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 130 (107), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (283), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (49th), 37.7 career WAR/28.6 7yr-peak WAR/33.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 1966: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 7, 1968: Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary).
  • November 10, 1982: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 21, 1982: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • November 9, 1987: Granted Free Agency.
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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
1977 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $333,000 ? 1977 TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1978 29 Los Angeles Dodgers $300,000 ? 2/10/79 TSN
1983 34 San Diego Padres $1,850,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 5/$6,600,000, plus perf and incent bonuses
1984 35 San Diego Padres $1,250,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 5/$6,600,000, plus perf and incent bonuses
1985 36 San Diego Padres $975,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN; 2/7/83 TSN for duration 5/$6,600,000, plus performance/incentive bonuses
1986 37 San Diego Padres $1,250,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 5/$6,600,000, plus perf and incent bonuses
1987 38 San Diego Padres $1,450,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 5/$6,600,000, plus perf and incent bonuses
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,408,000
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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