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Gary Geiger

Gary Merle Geiger

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: April 4, 1937 in Sand Ridge, IL
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 21.011, 9,111th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Braves/Astros/Indians 1958-1970

Last Game: July 10, 1970 (Age 33.097)
Died: April 24, 1996 in Murphysboro, IL
Buried: Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, IL
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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
1958 21 CLE AL 91 229 195 28 45 3 1 1 6 2 2 27 43 .231 .330 .272 .602 69 53 1 3 2 2 0 8/9571
1959 22 BOS AL 120 360 335 45 82 10 4 11 48 9 3 21 55 .245 .289 .397 .686 84 133 5 0 3 1 0 87/9
1960 23 BOS AL 77 274 245 32 74 13 3 9 33 2 2 23 38 .302 .369 .490 .859 128 120 7 3 2 0 0 9/87
1961 24 BOS AL 140 600 499 82 116 21 6 18 64 16 4 87 91 .232 .349 .407 .756 101 203 7 4 6 3 4 *8
1962 25 BOS AL 131 543 466 67 116 18 4 16 54 18 11 67 66 .249 .344 .408 .752 100 190 5 2 5 3 3 *8
1963 26 BOS AL 121 440 399 67 105 13 5 16 44 9 4 36 63 .263 .327 .441 .768 111 176 5 3 0 2 2 8/397
1964 27 BOS AL 5 15 13 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 .385 .467 .538 1.005 174 7 0 0 0 0 0 /98
1965 28 BOS AL 24 58 45 5 9 3 0 1 2 3 0 13 10 .200 .379 .333 .713 100 15 0 0 0 0 1 8/7
1966 29 ATL NL 78 151 126 23 33 5 3 4 10 0 1 21 29 .262 .367 .444 .811 122 56 1 1 1 2 1 89/7
1967 30 ATL NL 69 140 117 17 19 1 1 1 5 1 1 20 35 .162 .285 .214 .498 46 25 2 0 3 0 0 8/79
1969 32 HOU NL 93 156 125 19 28 4 1 0 16 2 1 24 34 .224 .351 .272 .623 79 34 1 1 5 1 2 79/8
1970 33 HOU NL 5 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 /7
12 Yrs 954 2970 2569 388 633 91 29 77 283 62 29 341 466 .246 .337 .394 .731 98 1013 34 17 27 14 13
162 Game Avg. 162 504 436 66 107 15 5 13 48 11 5 58 79 .246 .337 .394 .731 98 172 6 3 5 2 2
BOS (7 yrs) 618 2290 2002 301 507 78 23 71 246 57 24 249 325 .253 .338 .422 .760 104 844 29 12 16 9 10
ATL (2 yrs) 147 291 243 40 52 6 4 5 15 1 2 41 64 .214 .328 .333 .661 86 81 3 1 4 2 1
HOU (2 yrs) 98 160 129 19 29 4 1 0 16 2 1 24 34 .225 .348 .271 .620 78 35 1 1 5 1 2
CLE (1 yr) 91 229 195 28 45 3 1 1 6 2 2 27 43 .231 .330 .272 .602 69 53 1 3 2 2 0
AL (8 yrs) 709 2519 2197 329 552 81 24 72 252 59 26 276 368 .251 .337 .408 .746 101 897 30 15 18 11 10
NL (4 yrs) 245 451 372 59 81 10 5 5 31 3 3 65 98 .218 .335 .312 .647 83 116 4 2 9 3 3

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
1958 21 CLE AL 91 229 -6 0 1 8 -1 3 0.2 7 10 1.0 .503 .502 0.1 0.8 2 8/9571
1959 22 BOS AL 120 360 -3 1 1 5 -3 2 0.1 11 13 1.2 .501 .501 0.7 0.1 8 87/9
1960 23 BOS AL 77 274 9 1 1 -3 -3 6 0.5 8 14 1.3 .508 .504 1.7 -0.7 17 9/87
1961 24 BOS AL 140 600 1 3 2 -4 -1 0 -0.2 18 19 1.6 .500 .500 2.3 -0.6 23 *8
1962 25 BOS AL 131 543 2 -2 2 -0 -1 2 -0.0 17 18 1.6 .501 .501 1.9 -0.2 19 *8
1963 26 BOS AL 121 440 6 -1 1 2 -1 7 0.6 13 20 2.0 .507 .505 1.9 -0.0 18 8/397
1964 27 BOS AL 5 15 1 0 0 -0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .526 .501 0.2 -0.1 2 /98
1965 28 BOS AL 24 58 1 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .510 .501 0.3 0.0 3 8/7
1966 29 ATL NL 78 151 3 -1 1 -5 -1 -3 -0.3 5 3 0.3 .496 .498 0.7 -0.6 7 89/7
1967 30 ATL NL 69 140 -6 0 0 -3 -1 -10 -1.1 5 -4 -0.6 .484 .493 -0.2 -0.4 -1 $20,000 8/79
1969 32 HOU NL 93 156 -4 -0 0 2 -2 -5 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .494 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -1 79/8
1970 33 HOU NL 5 4 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /7
12 Seasons 954 2970 4 3 10 1 -13 5 -0.4 93 98 9.0 .500 .500 9.4 -1.8 97 $20,000
BOS (7 yrs) 618 2290 17 3 8 -0 -9 20 1.3 70 90 8.3 .503 .502 9.0 -1.5 90
ATL (2 yrs) 147 291 -3 -1 1 -8 -2 -12 -1.3 10 -2 -0.3 .490 .496 0.5 -1.0 6 $20,000
HOU (2 yrs) 98 160 -5 -0 0 1 -2 -5 -0.6 5 0 -0.0 .494 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1
CLE (1 yr) 91 229 -6 0 1 8 -1 3 0.2 7 10 1.0 .503 .502 0.1 0.8 2

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
1958 21 CLE AL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 9 50 1.98 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
1 Yr 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 9 50 1.98 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 9.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 136 136 136 136 0 68 0 136 0 0 68 612 50 1.98 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
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
1958 21 CLE AL 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 3.63 -0.07 0.00 90.0 3.33 -1 -0.1 .1 0.1 -0.1 -1 .377 .499
1 Season 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 3.63 -0.07 0.00 90.0 3.33 -1 -0.1 .1 0.1 -0.1 -1 .377 .499

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1958 CLE AL 21 OF 53 40 37 395.0 138 133 3 2 2 .986 10 31 3.10 2.57 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 CLE AL 21 CF 45 35 32 345.2 126 122 3 1 2 .992 10 36 3.25 2.78 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 CLE AL 21 RF 7 5 5 46.1 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -1 -21 1.55 1.14 .980 1.98 1.97
1958 CLE AL 21 3B 2 2 0 8.0 5 0 3 2 0 .600 -2 -360 3.38 1.50 .952 3.15 3.10
1958 CLE AL 21 LF 1 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 200 9.00 3.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1958 CLE AL 21 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 1.80 1.90 1 0 0% 47% 0
1959 BOS AL 22 OF 95 75 57 695.1 180 173 5 2 1 .989 5 8 2.30 1.87 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 BOS AL 22 CF 60 57 40 474.0 134 128 4 2 1 .985 0 1 2.51 2.20 .983 2.72 2.70
1959 BOS AL 22 LF 47 18 17 219.1 53 52 1 0 0 1.000 5 26 2.17 1.13 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 BOS AL 22 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1960 BOS AL 23 OF 66 63 54 553.0 130 121 9 0 1 1.000 -3 -7 2.12 1.97 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BOS AL 23 RF 59 57 48 488.0 105 99 6 0 1 1.000 -3 -8 1.94 1.78 .974 1.95 1.95
1960 BOS AL 23 CF 7 6 6 55.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.13 1.86 .987 2.67 2.66
1960 BOS AL 23 LF 5 0 0 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 0.90 0.20 .980 2.16 2.12
1961 BOS AL 24 CF 137 130 125 1152.2 334 318 12 4 1 .988 -4 -4 2.58 2.41 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 BOS AL 24 OF 137 130 125 1152.2 340 324 12 4 1 .988 -4 -4 2.62 2.45 .977 2.25 2.22
1962 BOS AL 25 CF 129 120 114 1078.0 302 289 9 4 1 .987 -0 -0 2.49 2.31 .986 2.58 2.57
1962 BOS AL 25 OF 129 120 114 1078.0 299 287 8 4 1 .987 -0 -0 2.46 2.29 .980 2.19 2.18
1963 BOS AL 26 OF 95 89 85 796.2 249 234 11 4 1 .984 2 3 2.77 2.58 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 BOS AL 26 CF 89 86 82 767.1 241 229 9 3 1 .988 2 3 2.79 2.67 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 BOS AL 26 1B 6 1 1 16.1 15 12 2 1 1 .933 0 29 7.71 2.33 .990 9.48 9.48
1963 BOS AL 26 RF 4 3 3 25.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 1.44 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1963 BOS AL 26 LF 2 0 0 4.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -83 2.08 0.50 .980 1.87 1.90
1964 BOS AL 27 OF 4 3 1 27.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 1.50 .980 2.03 2.02
1964 BOS AL 27 RF 3 3 1 20.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 1.35 1.00 .983 1.89 1.87
1964 BOS AL 27 CF 1 0 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 3.00 .980 2.44 2.40
1965 BOS AL 28 OF 16 10 9 117.2 33 32 0 1 0 .970 0 5 2.45 2.00 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 BOS AL 28 CF 11 9 8 95.2 30 29 0 1 0 .967 0 5 2.73 2.64 .979 2.40 2.40
1965 BOS AL 28 LF 5 1 1 22.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.64 0.80 .980 1.88 1.86
1966 ATL NL 29 OF 49 24 18 276.1 55 49 5 1 1 .982 -5 -20 1.76 1.10 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 ATL NL 29 CF 33 18 16 195.2 40 35 4 1 0 .975 -4 -22 1.79 1.18 .980 2.37 2.37
1966 ATL NL 29 RF 14 3 2 58.2 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -4 1.84 0.86 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 ATL NL 29 LF 5 3 0 22.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -44 0.82 0.40 .965 1.76 1.72
1967 ATL NL 30 OF 38 23 20 241.1 50 47 2 1 0 .980 -3 -16 1.83 1.29 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 ATL NL 30 CF 25 12 10 136.2 35 34 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -6 2.30 1.40 .981 2.29 2.29
1967 ATL NL 30 LF 7 7 6 60.2 13 11 1 1 0 .923 -0 -4 1.78 1.71 .969 1.74 1.74
1967 ATL NL 30 RF 7 4 4 44.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -63 1.02 0.71 .976 2.02 2.03
1969 HOU NL 32 OF 65 25 22 301.1 62 57 3 2 0 .968 2 6 1.79 0.92 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 HOU NL 32 LF 47 14 12 183.1 40 36 2 2 0 .950 1 9 1.87 0.81 .963 1.69 1.68
1969 HOU NL 32 RF 14 11 10 102.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 16 1.41 1.14 .975 1.84 1.82
1969 HOU NL 32 CF 6 0 0 16.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -97 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.30
1970 HOU NL 33 LF 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.75
1970 HOU NL 33 OF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.05
12 Seasons OF 749 602 542 5639.1 1543 1464 58 21 8 .986 3 1 2.43 2.03 .979 2.19 2.16
11 Seasons CF 543 473 433 4323.2 1258 1199 43 16 6 .987 3 1 2.59 2.29 .984 2.59 2.56
9 Seasons LF 121 43 36 529.2 117 110 4 3 0 .974 5 12 1.94 0.94 .973 1.87 1.86
8 Seasons RF 109 86 73 786.0 154 145 8 1 2 .994 -5 -8 1.75 1.40 .975 1.94 1.94
1 Season 1B 6 1 1 16.1 15 12 2 1 1 .933 0 29 7.71 2.33 .990 9.48 9.48
1 Season 3B 2 2 0 8.0 5 0 3 2 0 .600 -2 -360 3.38 1.50 .952 3.15 3.10
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 1.80 1.90 1 0 0% 47% 0
12 Seasons TOT 758 605 543 5665.2 1564 1476 64 24 9 .985 1 0 2.45 2.03 .979 2.21 2.22 1 0 0% 47% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  87 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1959 AL  9 (8th)
1961 AL  16 (8th)
1962 AL  18 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1962 AL  11 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1961 AL  80.00 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1959 AL  9.9 (9th)
1961 AL  16.9 (5th)
1962 AL  16.9 (3rd)
1963 AL  11.5 (6th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 AL  12 (1st)
1962 AL  9 (1st)
1963 AL  9 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  2 (1st)
1962 AL  1 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  6 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  12 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  5 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  11 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1961 AL  2.58 (5th)
1963 AL  2.79 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 AL  2.41 (5th)
1963 AL  2.67 (3rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 AL  .988 (2nd)
1962 AL  .987 (5th)
Career  .987 (71st)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1958 AL  10 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1961 AL  2.62 (5th)
1963 AL  2.77 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  2.45 (5th)
1963 AL  2.58 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1961 AL  .988 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (244th), 9.0 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1967 30 Atlanta Braves $20,000 ? 3/16/68 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,000
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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