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Rich Gedman

Richard Leo Gedman

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 26, 1959 in Worcester, MA
High School: Worcester HS (Worcester, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1980 (Age 20.347)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Cardinals/Astros 1980-1992
Agents: Jack Sands [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 33.008)
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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
1980 20 BOS AL 9 24 24 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .208 .208 .208 .417 12 5 1 0 0 0 0 /D2
1981 21 BOS AL 62 219 205 22 59 15 0 5 26 0 0 9 31 .288 .317 .434 .751 110 89 9 1 1 3 1 2 RoY-2
1982 22 BOS AL 92 305 289 30 72 17 2 4 26 0 1 10 37 .249 .279 .363 .642 71 105 13 2 4 0 2 2
1983 23 BOS AL 81 223 204 21 60 16 1 2 18 0 1 15 37 .294 .345 .412 .757 102 84 4 1 3 0 6 2
1984 24 BOS AL 133 486 449 54 121 26 4 24 72 0 0 29 72 .269 .312 .506 .818 118 227 5 1 2 5 8 *2
1985 ★ 25 BOS AL 144 556 498 66 147 30 5 18 80 2 0 50 79 .295 .362 .484 .846 126 241 12 3 3 2 11 *2 AS,MVP-25
1986 ★ 26 BOS AL 135 509 462 49 119 29 0 16 65 1 0 37 61 .258 .315 .424 .739 100 196 15 4 1 5 13 *2 AS
1987 27 BOS AL 52 165 151 11 31 8 0 1 13 0 0 10 24 .205 .250 .278 .528 39 42 2 0 1 3 2 2
1988 28 BOS AL 95 332 299 33 69 14 0 9 39 0 0 18 49 .231 .279 .368 .647 77 110 6 3 9 3 2 2/D
1989 29 BOS AL 93 289 260 24 55 9 0 4 16 0 1 23 47 .212 .273 .292 .565 55 76 8 0 3 3 1 2
1990 30 TOT MLB 50 143 119 7 24 7 0 1 10 0 0 20 30 .202 .319 .286 .605 70 34 3 1 2 1 6 2
1990 30 BOS AL 10 21 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 .200 .429 .200 .629 80 3 1 1 0 0 0 /2
1990 30 HOU NL 40 122 104 4 21 7 0 1 10 0 0 15 24 .202 .300 .298 .598 68 31 2 0 2 1 6 2
1991 31 STL NL 46 100 94 7 10 1 0 3 8 0 1 4 15 .106 .140 .213 .353 -2 20 2 0 0 2 0 2
1992 32 STL NL 41 117 105 5 23 4 0 1 8 0 0 11 22 .219 .291 .286 .576 67 30 0 0 0 1 1 2
13 Yrs 1033 3468 3159 331 795 176 12 88 382 3 4 236 509 .252 .304 .399 .703 90 1259 80 16 29 28 53
162 Game Avg. 162 544 495 52 125 28 2 14 60 0 1 37 80 .252 .304 .399 .703 90 197 13 3 5 4 8
BOS (11 yrs) 906 3129 2856 315 741 164 12 83 356 3 3 206 448 .259 .310 .412 .723 95 1178 76 16 27 24 46
STL (2 yrs) 87 217 199 12 33 5 0 4 16 0 1 15 37 .166 .221 .251 .472 34 50 2 0 0 3 1
HOU (1 yr) 40 122 104 4 21 7 0 1 10 0 0 15 24 .202 .300 .298 .598 68 31 2 0 2 1 6
AL (11 yrs) 906 3129 2856 315 741 164 12 83 356 3 3 206 448 .259 .310 .412 .723 95 1178 76 16 27 24 46
NL (3 yrs) 127 339 303 16 54 12 0 5 26 0 1 30 61 .178 .249 .267 .517 46 81 4 0 2 4 7

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
1980 20 BOS AL 9 24 -3 -0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .451 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /D2
1981 21 BOS AL 62 219 1 -0 -0 -3 4 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .501 .500 1.2 0.1 11 2 RoY-2
1982 22 BOS AL 92 305 -13 0 -1 -5 5 -15 -1.5 10 -4 -0.5 .483 .491 0.0 0.0 1 2
1983 23 BOS AL 81 223 0 -2 0 -10 4 -8 -0.8 8 -1 -0.1 .489 .495 0.9 -0.6 9 2
1984 24 BOS AL 133 486 4 -2 2 5 7 16 1.8 17 33 3.3 .513 .511 2.8 1.3 28 *2
1985 ★ 25 BOS AL 144 556 18 -3 -0 11 8 34 3.6 19 53 5.4 .524 .522 4.2 2.0 42 $477,500 *2 AS,MVP-25
1986 ★ 26 BOS AL 135 509 -1 -3 -1 13 8 15 1.7 17 33 3.3 .512 .510 1.9 2.2 20 $650,000 *2 AS
1987 27 BOS AL 52 165 -14 -1 1 1 3 -10 -1.0 6 -5 -0.5 .480 .494 -0.6 0.4 -6 $772,504 2
1988 28 BOS AL 95 332 -11 -2 0 6 5 -1 -0.0 11 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.4 1.2 4 $952,727 2/D
1989 29 BOS AL 93 289 -16 -2 -1 -2 5 -16 -1.6 10 -5 -0.6 .482 .490 -0.4 0.3 -3 $1,150,000 2
1990 30 BOS AL 10 21 1 -1 -0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $920,000 /2
1990 30 HOU NL 40 122 -6 -0 -0 -2 2 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .481 .495 -0.2 0.0 -1 2
1991 31 STL NL 46 100 -12 -0 -0 -1 2 -12 -1.4 3 -9 -1.0 .470 .492 -1.0 0.1 -8 $150,000 2
1992 32 STL NL 41 117 -5 -1 0 -6 2 -9 -1.1 4 -6 -0.7 .474 .493 -0.1 -0.4 0 $200,000 2
13 Seasons 1033 3468 -58 -17 -1 6 54 -15 -1.4 118 103 9.7 .498 .502 9.1 6.4 97 $5,272,731
BOS (11 yrs) 906 3129 -35 -15 -1 15 48 13 1.7 107 120 11.8 .501 .503 10.3 6.7 105 $4,922,731
STL (2 yrs) 87 217 -17 -1 0 -7 4 -21 -2.4 7 -14 -1.8 .472 .492 -1.0 -0.4 -7 $350,000
HOU (1 yr) 40 122 -6 -0 -0 -2 2 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .481 .495 -0.2 0.0 -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
1986 26 BOS AL ALCS CAL W 7 29 28 4 10 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 4 .357 .379 .500 .879 14 0 1 0 0 0
1986 26 BOS AL WS NYM L 7 30 30 1 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 .200 .200 .333 .533 10 1 0 0 0 0
1988 28 BOS AL ALCS OAK L 4 16 14 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 .357 .438 .571 1.009 8 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 18 75 72 6 21 2 0 3 8 0 0 2 15 .292 .320 .444 .764 32 1 1 0 0 0
2 ALCS 11 45 42 5 15 1 0 2 7 0 0 2 5 .357 .400 .524 .924 22 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 7 30 30 1 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 .200 .200 .333 .533 10 1 0 0 0 0

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
1980 BOS AL 20 DH 4 2
1980 BOS AL 20 C 2 2 2 18.0 15 13 0 2 0 .867 -1 -67 6.50 6.50 .986 5.50 5.45 0 0 2 0 0% 35% 0
1981 BOS AL 21 C 59 56 47 498.1 308 275 30 3 1 .990 -3 -7 5.51 5.17 .987 5.51 5.49 3 15 49 22 31% 38% 0 RoY-2
1982 BOS AL 22 C 86 74 65 671.2 436 397 29 10 5 .977 -5 -9 5.71 4.95 .988 5.69 5.66 10 12 60 22 27% 36% 1
1983 BOS AL 23 C 68 53 40 474.1 306 274 26 6 5 .980 -10 -25 5.69 4.41 .986 5.70 5.66 5 16 63 12 16% 33% 2
1984 BOS AL 24 C 125 115 102 1030.0 769 693 58 18 5 .977 5 6 6.56 6.01 .987 5.96 5.92 8 27 76 53 41% 36% 4
1985 BOS AL 25 C 139 129 118 1156.0 861 768 78 15 13 .983 11 11 6.59 6.09 .987 6.05 5.99 11 27 69 53 43% 33% 5 AS,MVP-25
1986 BOS AL 26 C 134 124 118 1106.2 937 866 65 6 10 .994 13 14 7.57 6.95 .989 6.62 6.56 14 40 55 54 50% 34% 0 AS
1987 BOS AL 27 C 51 41 38 383.2 328 306 14 8 1 .976 1 3 7.51 6.27 .988 6.74 6.67 8 11 23 14 38% 31% 0
1988 BOS AL 28 C 93 85 71 737.0 615 570 40 5 4 .992 6 10 7.45 6.56 .989 6.22 6.16 6 18 48 30 38% 31% 1
1988 BOS AL 28 DH 1 1
1989 BOS AL 29 C 91 72 60 660.1 532 486 36 10 6 .981 -2 -4 7.11 5.74 .989 6.24 6.17 6 11 73 24 25% 31% 1
1990 TOT MLB 30 C 48 39 21 333.0 238 207 30 1 6 .996 -2 -7 6.41 4.94 .988 6.61 6.56 8 12 48 17 26% 30% 0
1990 BOS AL 30 C 9 6 1 51.1 33 27 5 1 1 .970 0 0 5.61 3.56 .991 6.42 6.36 0 3 9 4 31% 34% 0
1990 HOU NL 30 C 39 33 20 281.2 205 180 25 0 5 1.000 -2 -9 6.55 5.26 .987 6.65 6.61 8 9 39 13 25% 29% 0
1991 STL NL 31 C 43 27 19 251.0 210 192 13 5 4 .976 -1 -5 7.35 4.77 .988 6.78 6.75 3 3 30 10 25% 33% 0
1992 STL NL 32 C 40 31 24 291.0 242 227 12 3 2 .988 -6 -25 7.39 5.98 .991 6.67 6.67 2 7 37 3 8% 32% 0
13 Seasons C 979 848 725 7611.0 5797 5274 431 92 62 .984 6 1 6.75 5.83 .988 6.17 6.13 84 199 633 314 33% 34% 14
2 Seasons DH 5 3
13 Seasons TOT 979 848 725 7611.0 5797 5274 431 92 62 .984 6 1 6.75 5.83 .988 6.17 6.13 84 199 633 314 33% 34% 14
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))
1985 AL (25, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1985 AL  5.4 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1985 AL  2.0 (3rd)
1986 AL  2.2 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  11 (9th)
1986 AL  13 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1984 AL  125 (5th)
1985 AL  139 (2nd)
1986 AL  134 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1984 AL  693 (4th)
1985 AL  768 (2nd)
1986 AL  866 (1st)
1988 AL  570 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1984 AL  58 (5th)
1985 AL  78 (1st)
1986 AL  65 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1982 AL  10 (3rd)
1984 AL  18 (1st)
1985 AL  15 (1st)
1987 AL  8 (4th)
1989 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1985 AL  13 (2nd)
1986 AL  10 (3rd)
1989 AL  6 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1982 AL  10 (4th)
1984 AL  8 (5th)
1985 AL  11 (3rd)
1986 AL  14 (1st)
1990 NL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1981 AL  49 (2nd)
1984 AL  76 (1st)
1985 AL  69 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1984 AL  53 (1st)
1985 AL  53 (1st)
1986 AL  54 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1985 AL  43.4 (2nd)
1986 AL  49.5 (3rd)
1987 AL  37.8 (5th)
1988 AL  38.5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1984 AL  5 (4th)
1985 AL  11 (2nd)
1986 AL  13 (2nd)
1988 AL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1984 AL  6.56 (5th)
1985 AL  6.59 (3rd)
1986 AL  7.57 (2nd)
1988 AL  7.45 (1st)
1989 AL  7.11 (4th)
Career  6.75 (90th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1984 AL  6.01 (4th)
1985 AL  6.09 (4th)
1986 AL  6.95 (1st)
1988 AL  6.56 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1986 AL  .994 (2nd)
1988 AL  .992 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1980 AL  born 1959-09-26 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1058), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (556), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (148th), 9.7 career WAR/13.4 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • August 5, 1977: Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent.
  • November 12, 1986: Granted Free Agency.
  • May 2, 1987: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
  • June 8, 1990: Sent to the Houston Astros by the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.
  • November 5, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 15, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • October 27, 1992: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 29, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1985 25 Boston Red Sox $477,500 ? USA Today salary survey 3/3/86 TSN: $377,500
1986 26 Boston Red Sox $650,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration loss; $1,000,000 request
1987 27 Boston Red Sox $772,504 ? Proofing corrections
1988 28 Boston Red Sox $952,727 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 29 Boston Red Sox $1,150,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 Boston Red Sox $920,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 St. Louis Cardinals $150,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 32 St. Louis Cardinals $200,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $50,000 incentives
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,272,731
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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Name and misspellings: Richard Leo Rich rick rip Gedman

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