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Kirk Gibson

Kirk Harold Gibson (Gibby)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: May 28, 1957 in Pontiac, MI
High School: Waterford-Kettering HS (Waterford, MI)
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1979 (Age 22.103)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Dodgers/Royals/Pirates 1979-1995
Agents: Doug Baldwin [*]
Final Game: August 10, 1995 (Age 38.074)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Dave Rozema
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Standard Batting

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
1979 22 DET AL 12 39 38 3 9 3 0 1 4 3 3 1 3 .237 .256 .395 .651 71 15 0 0 0 0 0 /798
1980 23 DET AL 51 189 175 23 46 2 1 9 16 4 7 10 45 .263 .303 .440 .743 100 77 0 1 1 2 0 8/D
1981 24 DET AL 83 313 290 41 95 11 3 9 40 17 5 18 64 .328 .369 .479 .848 141 139 9 2 1 2 1 98/D7 MVP-12
1982 25 DET AL 69 294 266 34 74 16 2 8 35 9 7 25 41 .278 .341 .444 .785 114 118 2 1 1 1 2 8/D
1983 26 DET AL 128 467 401 60 91 12 9 15 51 14 3 53 96 .227 .320 .414 .734 104 166 2 4 5 4 3 D78/9
1984 27 DET AL 149 611 531 92 150 23 10 27 91 29 9 63 103 .282 .363 .516 .879 142 274 4 8 3 6 6 *9/D8 MVP-6
1985 28 DET AL 154 670 581 96 167 37 5 29 97 30 4 71 137 .287 .364 .518 .882 140 301 5 5 3 10 16 *98/D MVP-18
1986 29 DET AL 119 521 441 84 118 11 2 28 86 34 6 68 107 .268 .371 .492 .863 133 217 8 7 1 4 4 *9/D8
1987 30 DET AL 128 568 487 95 135 25 3 24 79 26 7 71 117 .277 .372 .489 .861 130 238 5 5 1 4 8 *7/D8
1988 31 LAD NL 150 632 542 106 157 28 1 25 76 31 4 73 120 .290 .377 .483 .860 148 262 8 7 3 7 14 *7/8 MVP-1,SS
1989 32 LAD NL 71 292 253 35 54 8 2 9 28 12 3 35 55 .213 .312 .368 .679 95 93 5 2 0 2 5 78
1990 33 LAD NL 89 359 315 59 82 20 0 8 38 26 2 39 65 .260 .345 .400 .745 108 126 4 3 0 2 0 87
1991 34 KCR AL 132 540 462 81 109 17 6 16 55 18 4 69 103 .236 .341 .403 .744 106 186 9 6 1 2 3 7D/9
1992 35 PIT NL 16 60 56 6 11 0 0 2 5 3 1 3 12 .196 .237 .304 .541 53 17 1 0 1 0 0 9
1993 36 DET AL 116 454 403 62 105 18 6 13 62 15 6 44 87 .261 .337 .432 .769 107 174 2 4 0 3 4 D8/7
1994 37 DET AL 98 382 330 71 91 17 2 23 72 4 5 42 69 .276 .358 .548 .906 130 181 2 3 2 5 3 D89
1995 38 DET AL 70 265 227 37 59 12 2 9 35 9 2 33 61 .260 .358 .449 .808 109 102 6 3 0 2 3 D/9
17 Yrs 1635 6656 5798 985 1553 260 54 255 870 284 78 718 1285 .268 .352 .463 .815 123 2686 72 61 23 56 72
162 Game Avg. 162 659 574 98 154 26 5 25 86 28 8 71 127 .268 .352 .463 .815 123 266 7 6 2 6 7
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
DET (12 yrs) 1177 4773 4170 698 1140 187 45 195 668 194 64 499 930 .273 .354 .480 .834 125 2002 45 43 18 43 50
LAD (3 yrs) 310 1283 1110 200 293 56 3 42 142 69 9 147 240 .264 .353 .433 .786 124 481 17 12 3 11 19
KCR (1 yr) 132 540 462 81 109 17 6 16 55 18 4 69 103 .236 .341 .403 .744 106 186 9 6 1 2 3
PIT (1 yr) 16 60 56 6 11 0 0 2 5 3 1 3 12 .196 .237 .304 .541 53 17 1 0 1 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 1309 5313 4632 779 1249 204 51 211 723 212 68 568 1033 .270 .352 .472 .825 123 2188 54 49 19 45 53
NL (4 yrs) 326 1343 1166 206 304 56 3 44 147 72 10 150 252 .261 .348 .427 .775 121 498 18 12 4 11 19

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
1979 22 DET AL 12 39 -2 -1 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /798
1980 23 DET AL 51 189 0 -2 1 -6 -0 -6 -0.6 6 0 -0.0 .487 .496 0.5 -0.6 6 8/D
1981 24 DET AL 83 313 13 1 0 1 -3 13 1.4 11 24 2.4 .517 .509 2.3 -0.2 22 98/D7 MVP-12
1982 25 DET AL 69 294 6 -3 2 4 -0 9 0.9 10 19 1.9 .513 .506 1.4 0.4 14 $200,000 8/D
1983 26 DET AL 128 467 4 2 1 -0 -7 -0 0.1 16 16 1.6 .500 .500 1.6 -0.7 16 $220,000 D78/9
1984 27 DET AL 149 611 29 3 4 0 -6 30 3.2 21 51 5.1 .521 .519 5.2 -0.6 51 *9/D8 MVP-6
1985 28 DET AL 154 670 28 5 2 2 -6 31 3.3 22 54 5.4 .521 .520 5.2 -0.3 52 $685,000 *98/D MVP-18
1986 29 DET AL 119 521 24 6 -0 -4 -5 20 2.1 17 37 3.7 .517 .512 4.1 -0.9 42 $1,200,000 *9/D8
1987 30 DET AL 128 568 23 2 1 5 -5 26 2.5 19 44 4.3 .519 .515 3.8 -0.0 40 $1,335,000 *7/D8
1988 31 LAD NL 150 632 32 5 1 6 -6 38 4.2 22 60 6.5 .529 .527 5.7 -0.0 54 $1,833,333 *7/8 MVP-1,SS
1989 32 LAD NL 71 292 -2 3 1 0 -2 0 -0.1 9 9 0.9 .500 .500 0.8 -0.3 9 $1,333,333 78
1990 33 LAD NL 89 359 3 4 1 3 1 12 1.3 12 23 2.4 .514 .508 1.9 0.5 20 $1,333,334 87
1991 34 KCR AL 132 540 3 3 -1 -10 -7 -12 -1.1 19 7 0.7 .491 .492 1.7 -1.7 17 $1,700,000 7D/9
1992 35 PIT NL 16 60 -2 0 0 2 -0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 -0.1 0.2 -0 $1,950,000 9
1993 36 DET AL 116 454 2 1 1 -4 -7 -6 -0.6 17 11 1.0 .495 .496 1.5 -1.1 14 $1,100,000 D8/7
1994 37 DET AL 98 382 14 -0 2 -6 -5 4 0.5 14 19 1.8 .504 .503 2.3 -1.0 25 $1,500,000 D89
1995 38 DET AL 70 265 3 2 -0 0 -6 -2 -0.1 10 8 0.8 .498 .499 0.8 -0.6 8 $1,300,000 D/9
17 Seasons 1635 6656 176 30 16 -6 -65 152 16.5 229 381 38.3 .510 .508 38.7 -7.0 386 $15,690,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (12 yrs) 1177 4773 143 16 14 -8 -50 114 12.2 165 279 27.6 .510 .508 28.6 -5.7 287 $7,540,000
LAD (3 yrs) 310 1283 33 11 3 10 -7 50 5.5 43 92 9.8 .518 .515 8.5 0.2 83 $4,500,000
KCR (1 yr) 132 540 3 3 -1 -10 -7 -12 -1.1 19 7 0.7 .491 .492 1.7 -1.7 17 $1,700,000
PIT (1 yr) 16 60 -2 0 0 2 -0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 -0.1 0.2 -0 $1,950,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1979 22 DET AL 39 32 3 2.5 104 .235 .237 .273 .256 .338 .395 .414 .651 .752 71 .239 -1.7 -0.2 .500 .184 .158 1.5
1980 23 DET AL 189 139 22 4.3 100 .301 .263 .271 .303 .334 .440 .403 .743 .737 100 .465 -1.1 -0.1 .625 .217 .177 5.5
1981 24 DET AL 313 212 50 6.4 91 .393 .328 .260 .369 .324 .479 .378 .848 .702 141 .690 14.2 1.5 .818 .255 .152 11.8
1982 25 DET AL 294 203 40 5.3 99 .303 .278 .264 .341 .328 .444 .402 .785 .730 114 .565 5.2 0.5 .726 .267 .165 8.5
1983 26 DET AL 467 324 59 4.9 95 .259 .227 .262 .320 .324 .414 .395 .734 .719 104 .532 1.8 0.2 .743 .347 .187 14.5
1984 27 DET AL 611 403 106 7.1 96 .302 .282 .263 .363 .325 .516 .396 .879 .721 142 .693 30.4 3.0 .926 .390 .234 28.0
1985 28 DET AL 670 436 118 7.2 98 .325 .287 .260 .364 .326 .518 .404 .882 .730 140 .697 33.9 3.3 .953 .398 .231 29.5
1986 29 DET AL 521 342 88 6.9 100 .290 .268 .262 .371 .330 .492 .408 .863 .737 133 .670 21.5 2.1 .950 .442 .224 30.7
1987 30 DET AL 568 369 95 6.9 102 .317 .277 .260 .372 .328 .489 .418 .861 .746 130 .644 23.4 2.2 .915 .396 .211 25.0
1988 31 LAD NL 632 407 107 7.1 88 .327 .290 .254 .377 .317 .483 .373 .860 .690 148 .741 36.3 3.8 .929 .378 .194 27.7
1989 32 LAD NL 292 209 31 4.0 90 .236 .213 .253 .312 .320 .368 .376 .679 .696 95 .494 -1.5 -0.2 .671 .328 .154 10.3
1990 33 LAD NL 359 241 50 5.6 95 .303 .260 .261 .345 .327 .400 .392 .745 .718 108 .605 4.7 0.5 .803 .340 .140 12.2
1991 34 KCR AL 540 369 68 5.0 97 .270 .236 .260 .341 .329 .403 .395 .744 .724 106 .540 4.2 0.4 .751 .346 .167 16.9
1992 35 PIT NL 60 48 4 2.2 92 .214 .196 .259 .237 .325 .304 .381 .541 .706 53 .248 -3.9 -0.4 .468 .196 .107 2.4
1993 36 DET AL 454 309 62 5.4 102 .301 .261 .265 .337 .336 .432 .406 .769 .742 107 .549 3.1 0.3 .755 .303 .171 13.9
1994 37 DET AL 382 253 67 7.1 111 .280 .276 .273 .358 .345 .548 .434 .906 .779 130 .626 14.4 1.3 .915 .397 .273 6.8
1995 38 DET AL 265 178 38 5.7 109 .314 .260 .270 .358 .344 .449 .427 .808 .771 109 .540 3.5 0.3 .824 .366 .189 9.0
17 Yrs 6656 4474 1008 6.0 98 .301 .268 .262 .352 .328 .463 .400 .815 .728 123 .624 188.2 18.5 .835 .355 .195 268.7
162 Game Avg. 659 443 100 6.0 98 .301 .268 .262 .352 .328 .463 .400 .815 .728 123 .624 19 2 .835 .355 .195 27
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
DET (12 yrs) 4773 3200 748 6.3 100 .306 .273 .264 .354 .330 .480 .406 .834 .736 125 .626 148.5 14.4 .852 .358 .207 194.5
LAD (3 yrs) 1283 857 188 5.9 90 .299 .264 .256 .353 .321 .433 .379 .786 .700 124 .659 39.4 4.1 .830 .356 .169 52.2
KCR (1 yr) 540 369 68 5.0 97 .270 .236 .260 .341 .329 .403 .395 .744 .724 106 .540 4.2 0.4 .751 .346 .167 16.9
PIT (1 yr) 60 48 4 2.3 92 .214 .196 .259 .237 .325 .304 .381 .541 .706 53 .248 -3.9 -0.4 .468 .196 .107 2.4
AL (13 yrs) 5313 3569 816 6.1 100 .302 .270 .263 .352 .330 .472 .405 .825 .735 123 .619 152.7 14.8 .841 .356 .203 211.5
NL (4 yrs) 1343 905 192 5.7 91 .295 .261 .256 .348 .321 .427 .379 .775 .700 121 .646 35.6 3.7 .811 .348 .166 54.6

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
1984 MVP 27 DET AL ALCS KCR W 3 14 12 2 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 .417 .500 .750 1.250 9 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ❍ 27 DET AL WS SDP W 5 23 18 4 6 0 0 2 7 3 1 4 4 .333 .478 .667 1.145 12 0 1 0 0 0
1987 30 DET AL ALCS MIN L 5 24 21 4 6 1 0 1 4 3 0 3 8 .286 .375 .476 .851 10 0 0 0 0 0
1988 31 LAD NL NLCS NYM W 7 30 26 2 4 0 0 2 6 2 0 3 6 .154 .233 .385 .618 10 0 0 0 1 2
1988 ❍ 31 LAD NL WS OAK W 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 21 92 78 13 22 2 0 7 21 9 1 12 19 .282 .380 .577 .957 45 0 1 0 1 2
2 ALCS 8 38 33 6 11 2 0 2 6 4 0 5 9 .333 .421 .576 .997 19 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 7 30 26 2 4 0 0 2 6 2 0 3 6 .154 .233 .385 .618 10 0 0 0 1 2
2 WS 6 24 19 5 7 0 0 3 9 3 1 4 4 .368 .500 .842 1.342 16 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1979 22 DET AL 39 2.6% 7.7% 2.6% 10.3% 44% 3.00 12.7 38.0 9.5 1.00 87%
1980 23 DET AL 189 4.8% 23.8% 5.3% 6.4% 26% 4.50 3.9 19.4 10.9 1.02 65%
1981 24 DET AL 313 2.9% 20.5% 5.8% 7.4% 24% 3.56 4.5 32.2 7.3 1.27 70%
1982 25 DET AL 294 2.7% 14.0% 8.5% 8.8% 35% 1.64 6.5 33.3 7.6 1.15 74%
1983 26 DET AL 467 3.2% 20.6% 11.4% 7.7% 40% 1.81 4.2 26.7 7.9 0.86 63%
1984 27 DET AL 611 4.4% 16.9% 10.3% 9.8% 40% 1.63 5.2 19.7 5.8 0.83 67%
1985 28 DET AL 670 4.3% 20.5% 10.6% 10.6% 43% 1.93 4.2 20.0 6.0 0.96 63%
1986 29 DET AL 521 5.4% 20.5% 13.1% 7.9% 35% 1.57 4.1 15.8 5.1 0.85 60%
1987 30 DET AL 568 4.2% 20.6% 12.5% 9.2% 39% 1.65 4.2 20.3 6.2 0.78 62%
1988 31 LAD NL 632 4.0% 19.0% 11.6% 8.5% 34% 1.64 4.5 21.7 7.1 0.72 0.95 64% 18% 17.0% 38%
1989 32 LAD NL 292 3.1% 18.8% 12.0% 6.5% 35% 1.57 4.6 28.1 9.0 0.79 1.08 65% 15% 10.7% 24%
1990 33 LAD NL 359 2.2% 18.1% 10.9% 7.8% 34% 1.67 4.8 39.4 8.3 0.55 0.63 68% 22% 7.4% 33%
1991 34 KCR AL 540 3.0% 19.1% 12.8% 7.2% 36% 1.49 4.5 28.9 8.4 0.70 1.00 64% 19% 8.9% 15%
1992 35 PIT NL 60 3.3% 20.0% 5.0% 3.3% 18% 4.00 4.7 28.0 11.2 1.20 1.54 70% 18% 13.3% 25%
1993 36 DET AL 454 2.9% 19.2% 9.7% 8.2% 35% 1.98 4.6 31.0 6.5 0.68 0.74 67% 25% 8.0% 13%
1994 37 DET AL 382 6.0% 18.1% 11.0% 11.0% 46% 1.64 4.8 14.3 4.6 0.59 0.79 64% 22% 16.1% 14%
1995 38 DET AL 265 3.4% 23.0% 12.5% 8.7% 39% 1.85 3.7 25.2 6.5 0.67 1.05 60% 26% 10.3% 13%
17 Yrs 6656 3.8% 19.3% 10.8% 8.6% 37% 1.79 4.5 22.7 6.7 0.68 0.91 65% 21% 11.3% 22%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.4% 8.6% 6.8% 29% 1.68 6.2 41.0 8.3 0.81 1.08 73% 21% 6.7% 20%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1979 22 DET AL -1.7 -0.2 45 -0.7 0.5 -1.2 1.32 -0.2 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4 0.96 -2.6 1.87 2
1980 23 DET AL -1.1 -0.1 203 -0.8 3.1 -3.9 1.06 -0.1 -0.6 -4.6 -0.5 0.93 -0.4 0.58 6
1981 24 DET AL 14.2 1.5 335 2.8 8.4 -5.6 1.13 1.3 1.2 13.6 1.4 1.00 13.0 2.54 8
1982 25 DET AL 5.2 0.5 317 2.0 6.7 -4.7 .97 0.5 1.5 8.4 0.8 0.92 4.9 4.62 1
1983 26 DET AL 1.8 0.2 489 0.8 8.7 -7.9 1.00 0.7 0.0 5.1 0.5 0.96 7.7 2.23 20
1984 27 DET AL 30.4 3.0 654 2.4 12.2 -9.7 .95 3.7 -1.2 37.6 3.7 0.96 41.9 1.14 9
1985 28 DET AL 33.9 3.3 713 2.4 13.1 -10.7 .99 4.5 -2.1 42.3 4.1 0.91 49.9 3.28 3
1986 29 DET AL 21.5 2.1 561 3.5 12.0 -8.5 1.00 2.7 0.8 32.9 3.2 0.96 33.1 2.51 2
1987 30 DET AL 23.4 2.2 608 3.2 11.3 -8.0 .92 2.6 0.9 31.4 3.0 0.94 29.8 2.11 3
1988 31 LAD NL 36.3 3.8 676 5.0 14.1 -9.1 .97 4.2 1.0 35.2 3.7 0.91 42.4 1.27 3
1989 32 LAD NL -1.5 -0.2 308 0.3 5.7 -5.4 1.09 0.8 -0.5 2.6 0.3 0.94 7.8 0.96 2
1990 33 LAD NL 4.7 0.5 392 0.3 6.8 -6.5 1.04 0.6 -0.3 13.2 1.3 0.96 8.9 0.73 6
1991 34 KCR AL 4.2 0.4 567 -0.3 9.3 -9.6 1.03 0.5 -0.8 6.3 0.6 0.93 5.3 1.27 9
1992 35 PIT NL -3.9 -0.4 65 -0.3 0.6 -0.8 .73 -0.4 -0.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.91 -3.0 0.21 3
1993 36 DET AL 3.1 0.3 481 -0.1 7.5 -7.7 .96 0.4 -0.6 4.2 0.4 1.02 6.6 1.93 11
1994 37 DET AL 14.4 1.3 396 1.6 8.0 -6.4 1.01 1.6 0.0 19.0 1.7 0.95 15.6 3.25 8
1995 38 DET AL 3.5 0.3 279 0.8 5.6 -4.8 1.01 0.5 0.3 4.7 0.4 0.96 6.6 2.36 6
17 Yrs 188.2 18.5 7089 23.1 133.7 -110.7 1.00 24.2 -1.0 246.7 24.3 0.95 267.4 1.88 102
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1979 22 DET AL 0 0 20% 9 3 3 50% 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 50% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 23 DET AL 3 0 28% 42 4 7 36% 4 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 64% 8 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 2
1981 24 DET AL 1 0 29% 130 17 5 77% 15 5 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 1 2 6 66% 15 5 10 5 1 4 12 3 7
1982 25 DET AL 4 0 28% 123 9 7 56% 8 5 1 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 1 2 1 12 37% 16 9 6 1 1 0 10 4 4
1983 26 DET AL 8 0 33% 139 14 3 82% 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 9 52% 19 10 9 2 1 1 8 3 5
1984 27 DET AL 7 0 34% 217 29 9 76% 27 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 12 63% 31 15 15 5 1 4 18 3 15
1985 28 DET AL 8 0 31% 235 30 4 88% 26 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 19 51% 38 23 15 5 2 3 16 4 12
1986 29 DET AL 9 0 34% 202 34 6 85% 31 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 18 50% 32 22 10 6 2 4 22 5 16
1987 30 DET AL 8 0 38% 203 26 7 79% 20 7 6 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 18 40% 48 36 12 8 3 5 20 6 13
1988 31 LAD NL 6 0 38% 254 31 4 89% 24 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 20 51% 38 28 10 16 9 7 27 2 24
1989 32 LAD NL 3 0 32% 103 12 3 80% 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 55% 14 8 6 6 3 3 9 1 7
1990 33 LAD NL 1 0 44% 126 26 2 93% 18 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 9 47% 14 10 4 4 2 2 16 6 10
1991 34 KCR AL 2 0 39% 190 18 4 82% 14 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 14 48% 26 15 11 9 5 4 17 7 10
1992 35 PIT NL 2 0 33% 25 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 43% 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
1993 36 DET AL 3 0 35% 152 15 6 71% 11 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 14 47% 22 14 8 8 5 3 17 6 11
1994 37 DET AL 4 0 43% 138 4 5 44% 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 13 50% 19 12 7 5 3 2 10 2 8
1995 38 DET AL 2 0 33% 124 9 2 82% 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 10 49% 18 14 4 5 3 2 10 0 10
17 Yrs 71 0 35% 2412 284 78 78% 238 62 46 14 0 2 10 5 43 1 12 15 15 186 50% 363 227 132 86 41 45 218 53 157
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1979 22 DET AL 39 87% 9 2 0 0 0 1.87 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0% 3 2 67% 25 3 12% 3 2 67% 0 0 0
1980 23 DET AL 189 67% 46 6 2 0 1 0.58 9 0 5 7 2 3 6 0 5 1 20% 36 0 0% 16 4 25% 117 9 8% 9 5 56% 8 4 50% 0
1981 24 DET AL 313 58% 95 8 1 0 2 2.54 9 0 10 5 4 4 5 0 2 1 50% 68 9 13% 24 7 29% 206 31 15% 11 6 55% 7 4 57% 0
1982 25 DET AL 294 64% 74 1 0 0 0 4.62 8 0 4 6 2 4 4 0 2 1 50% 62 2 3% 27 9 33% 165 31 19% 19 7 37% 14 9 64% 0
1983 26 DET AL 467 90% 91 20 5 0 5 2.23 15 0 9 14 1 5 10 1 7 5 71% 83 2 2% 49 14 29% 284 39 14% 35 18 51% 18 7 39% 0
1984 27 DET AL 611 69% 150 9 1 0 1 1.14 27 0 10 18 9 11 16 0 3 3 100% 133 4 3% 60 24 40% 408 65 16% 37 18 49% 30 16 53% 0
1985 28 DET AL 670 71% 167 3 2 0 1 3.28 29 0 13 22 7 18 11 0 5 3 60% 140 5 4% 47 14 30% 410 71 17% 49 27 55% 20 9 45% 0
1986 29 DET AL 521 64% 118 2 1 0 0 2.51 28 0 16 21 7 15 13 0 1 1 100% 109 8 7% 39 12 31% 349 63 18% 40 18 45% 21 11 52% 0
1987 30 DET AL 568 63% 135 3 0 0 0 2.11 24 0 9 20 4 14 10 0 5 1 20% 128 5 4% 43 19 44% 359 58 16% 34 19 56% 32 21 66% 0
1988 31 LAD NL 632 64% 157 24 5 3 0 0 1 1.27 25 0 8 14 11 14 11 0 6 3 50% 110 8 7% 52 16 31% 346 52 15% 42 18 43% 15 10 67% 0
1989 32 LAD NL 292 62% 54 6 2 2 1 0 0 0.96 9 0 4 5 4 4 5 1 0 0 62 5 8% 20 5 25% 181 23 13% 13 5 38% 10 4 40% 0
1990 33 LAD NL 359 67% 82 9 0 6 1 0 0 0.73 8 0 2 5 3 2 6 0 1 0 0% 80 4 5% 40 8 20% 211 31 15% 16 6 38% 12 5 42% 0
1991 34 KCR AL 540 71% 109 16 1 9 2 0 1 1.27 16 1 10 14 2 4 12 0 2 1 50% 83 9 11% 49 14 29% 285 40 14% 25 12 48% 23 11 48% 0
1992 35 PIT NL 60 88% 11 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.21 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 100% 9 1 11% 0 0 22 3 14% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 0
1993 36 DET AL 454 91% 105 11 2 11 2 0 2 1.93 13 1 24 13 0 5 8 0 2 0 0% 97 2 2% 40 12 30% 342 50 15% 29 19 66% 14 11 79% 0
1994 37 DET AL 382 89% 91 8 0 8 2 2 4 3.25 23 1 9 20 3 9 14 0 2 2 100% 87 2 2% 44 14 32% 249 49 20% 23 15 65% 8 6 75% 0
1995 38 DET AL 265 86% 59 7 0 6 3 1 4 2.36 9 0 9 7 2 7 2 0 0 0 47 6 13% 21 4 19% 178 27 15% 13 8 62% 12 7 58% 0
17 Yrs 6656 72% 1553 81 10 102 23 3 22 1.88 255 4 144 194 61 119 136 2 44 23 52% 1340 72 5% 574 178 31% 4137 645 16% 400 204 51% 245 136 56% 0
MLB Averages 59% 76% 11% 35% 15% 52% 56%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 31 LAD NL 619 2386 3.85 1442 61.7% 20.9% 19.5% 30.2% 29.3% 79.1% 5.2% 48.8% 75.4% 32.4% 5.3% 33 2 15.7% 97 45 9.2% 57 31 21 97 17.8% 13 1 0
1989 32 LAD NL 282 1100 3.90 652 60.4% 23.9% 17.0% 28.7% 29.9% 75.6% 4.5% 45.6% 77.0% 29.4% 7.8% 22 3 20.2% 57 21 10.3% 29 15 11 40 21.6% 10 0 3
1990 33 LAD NL 253 911 3.60 572 62.8% 21.0% 21.9% 25.9% 30.9% 78.7% 0.0% 49.4% 71.9% 34.4% 4.3% 11 0 14.2% 36 17 8.7% 22 13 10 38 20.8% 106 0 2
1991 34 KCR AL 542 2208 4.07 1275 58.0% 24.3% 17.8% 29.5% 28.4% 75.7% 1.2% 43.9% 76.5% 25.1% 6.6% 36 4 20.5% 111 53 9.8% 53 31 31 72 30.1% -2 0 0
1992 35 PIT NL 60 235 3.92 145 61.7% 24.1% 17.9% 26.9% 31.0% 75.9% 0.0% 46.8% 76.4% 25.0% 5.0% 3 1 15.0% 9 4 11.7% 7 4 3 9 25.0% 0 0 0
1993 36 DET AL 445 1736 3.90 1001 58.0% 25.0% 16.8% 27.1% 31.2% 75.0% 1.4% 43.5% 77.6% 23.6% 7.4% 33 5 21.3% 95 44 9.0% 40 21 19 66 22.4% 9 0 0
1994 37 DET AL 378 1481 3.92 883 60.1% 27.7% 18.7% 23.3% 30.2% 72.3% 1.8% 43.4% 74.1% 21.2% 6.9% 26 4 20.4% 77 31 12.2% 46 29 10 58 14.7% 4 0 0
1995 38 DET AL 261 1046 4.01 601 57.9% 33.4% 18.6% 20.1% 27.8% 66.6% 1.8% 38.5% 72.0% 16.5% 8.0% 21 0 21.1% 55 15 12.6% 33 19 13 47 21.7% 4 0 0
8 Yrs 2840 11103 3.91 6571 59.8% 24.6% 18.5% 27.1% 29.6% 75.3% 2.4% 45.0% 75.4% 26.4% 6.5% 185 19 18.9% 537 230 10.1% 287 163 118 427 21.7% 144 1 5
MLB Averages 3.64 62.1% 24.9% 14.5% 26.9% 33.6% 74.9% 2.1% 46.5% 80.6% 31.3% 5.6% 15.7% 8.8% 26.8%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 22 12 39 38 3 9 3 0 1 4 3 3 1 3 .237 .256 .395 .651 71 15 0 0 0 0 0
1980 23 63 228 213 26 55 5 1 10 20 7 10 11 48 .258 .295 .432 .727 95 92 0 1 1 2 0
1981 24 146 541 503 67 150 16 4 19 60 24 15 29 112 .298 .338 .459 .797 121 231 9 3 2 4 1
1982 25 215 835 769 101 224 32 6 27 95 33 22 54 153 .291 .339 .454 .793 118 349 11 4 3 5 3
1983 26 343 1302 1170 161 315 44 15 42 146 47 25 107 249 .269 .332 .440 .772 113 515 13 8 8 9 6
1984 27 492 1913 1701 253 465 67 25 69 237 76 34 170 352 .273 .342 .464 .806 122 789 17 16 11 15 12
1985 28 646 2583 2282 349 632 104 30 98 334 106 38 241 489 .277 .348 .478 .826 127 1090 22 21 14 25 28
1986 29 765 3104 2723 433 750 115 32 126 420 140 44 309 596 .275 .352 .480 .832 128 1307 30 28 15 29 32
1987 30 893 3672 3210 528 885 140 35 150 499 166 51 380 713 .276 .355 .481 .836 128 1545 35 33 16 33 40
1988 31 1043 4304 3752 634 1042 168 36 175 575 197 55 453 833 .278 .358 .482 .840 131 1807 43 40 19 40 54
1989 32 1114 4596 4005 669 1096 176 38 184 603 209 58 488 888 .274 .355 .474 .830 129 1900 48 42 19 42 59
1990 33 1203 4955 4320 728 1178 196 38 192 641 235 60 527 953 .273 .355 .469 .824 127 2026 52 45 19 44 59
1991 34 1335 5495 4782 809 1287 213 44 208 696 253 64 596 1056 .269 .353 .463 .816 125 2212 61 51 20 46 62
1992 35 1351 5555 4838 815 1298 213 44 210 701 256 65 599 1068 .268 .352 .461 .813 125 2229 62 51 21 46 62
1993 36 1467 6009 5241 877 1403 231 50 223 763 271 71 643 1155 .268 .351 .459 .809 123 2403 64 55 21 49 66
1994 37 1565 6391 5571 948 1494 248 52 246 835 275 76 685 1224 .268 .351 .464 .815 124 2584 66 58 23 54 69
1995 38 1635 6656 5798 985 1553 260 54 255 870 284 78 718 1285 .268 .352 .463 .815 123 2686 72 61 23 56 72

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1979 22 12 39 38 3 9 3 0 1 4 3 1 3 .237 .256 .395 .651 4 12
1980 23 51 190 176 24 47 2 1 9 16 4 10 45 .267 .307 .443 .750 24 51
1981 24 126 486 449 69 154 18 5 15 68 28 29 97 .343 .384 .506 .890 86 83
1982 25 69 297 268 36 76 16 2 8 37 9 26 41 .284 .348 .448 .796 42 69
1983 26 128 473 405 65 95 13 9 16 55 15 55 96 .235 .329 .430 .759 57 128
1984 27 149 621 538 99 157 24 10 28 98 30 66 103 .292 .374 .530 .904 106 149
1985 28 154 677 586 100 172 38 5 30 102 31 73 137 .294 .371 .529 .900 115 154
1986 29 119 524 443 86 120 11 2 28 88 35 69 107 .271 .375 .494 .869 81 119
1987 30 128 568 487 95 135 25 3 24 79 26 71 117 .277 .372 .489 .861 88 128
1988 31 150 655 557 123 172 31 1 27 88 34 80 120 .309 .399 .513 .912 114 150
1989 32 71 300 258 40 59 9 2 10 32 13 38 55 .229 .330 .395 .725 33 71
1990 33 89 365 319 64 86 21 0 8 41 27 41 65 .270 .356 .411 .767 47 89
1991 34 132 547 466 86 113 18 6 17 58 19 72 103 .242 .350 .416 .766 66 132
1992 35 16 61 57 7 12 0 0 2 6 3 3 12 .211 .250 .316 .566 5 16
1993 36 116 455 404 63 106 18 6 13 63 15 44 87 .262 .338 .433 .772 59 116
1994 37 139 531 461 90 121 23 3 31 92 5 56 98 .262 .343 .527 .870 82 98
1995 38 79 294 253 39 64 13 2 10 37 10 36 69 .253 .350 .439 .789 38 70
17 Yrs 1728 7083 6165 1089 1698 283 57 277 964 307 770 1355 .275 .359 .475 .833 1047 1635
162 Game Avg. 162 664 578 102 159 27 5 26 90 29 72 127 .275 .359 .475 .833 98 1635
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2001 BBWAA ( 2.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1981 AL (12, 10%)
1984 AL (6, 24%)
1985 AL (18, 2%)
1988 NL (1, 81%)
1 MVP
1.17 Career Shares (211th)

Silver Sluggers
1988 NL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 Aug 30th AL Player of the Week
1981 Oct 4th AL Player of the Week
1985 Jun 9th AL Player of the Week
1986 Apr 13th AL Player of the Week
1986 Jun 29th AL Player of the Week
1986 Jul 20th AL Player of the Week
1995 May 28th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1988 NL  6.5 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1985 AL  5.3 (9th)
1988 NL  6.5 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1985 AL  5.1 (7th)
1988 NL  5.7 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1981 AL  .328 (3rd)**

On-Base% s c a p y
1988 NL  .377 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1984 AL  .516 (6th)
1985 AL  .518 (6th)
1986 AL  .492 (9th)
1988 NL  .483 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1984 AL  .879 (10th)
1985 AL  .882 (7th)
1986 AL  .863 (9th)
1988 NL  .860 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1988 NL  106 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1985 AL  301 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1985 AL  37 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1983 AL  9 (2nd)
1984 AL  10 (3rd)
1993 AL  6 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1985 AL  29 (9th)
1988 NL  25 (7th)
1994 AL  23 (10th)
Career  255 (195th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1985 AL  137 (4th)
1988 NL  120 (9th)
Career  1,285 (126th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1981 AL  17 (8th)
1984 AL  29 (8th)
1985 AL  30 (8th)
1986 AL  34 (4th)
Career  284 (182nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1984 AL  142 (9th)
1985 AL  140 (7th)
1986 AL  133 (9th)
1988 NL  148 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1985 AL  118 (6th)
1988 NL  107 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1985 AL  34 (6th)
1988 NL  36 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1985 AL  3.3 (6th)
1988 NL  3.8 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1985 AL  71 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1988 NL  237 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1984 AL  .693 (9th)
1985 AL  .697 (6th)
1986 AL  .670 (6th)
1988 NL  .741 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1984 AL  8 (4th)
1986 AL  7 (9th)
1988 NL  7 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1985 AL  10 (4th)
Career  56 (250th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  16 (2nd)
1987 AL  8 (10th)
1988 NL  14 (7th)
Career  72 (222nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  78 (235th)

SB % s c a p y
1981 AL  77.27 (10th)
1983 AL  82.35 (10th)
1984 AL  76.32 (9th)
1985 AL  88.24 (3rd)
1986 AL  85.00 (4th)
1988 NL  88.57 (3rd)
1990 NL  92.86 (1st)
1991 AL  81.82 (4th)
Career  78.45 (77th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1981 AL  11.8 (4th)
1983 AL  14.5 (10th)
1984 AL  28.0 (1st)
1985 AL  29.5 (2nd)
1986 AL  30.7 (2nd)
1987 AL  25.0 (4th)
1988 NL  27.7 (3rd)
Career  268.7 (39th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1986 AL  15.8 (3rd)
1988 NL  21.7 (8th)
1994 AL  14.3 (6th)
Career  22.7 (222nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1984 AL  37.59 (8th)
1985 AL  42.29 (6th)
1986 AL  32.91 (8th)
Career  246.70 (166th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1981 AL  2.8 (4th)
1986 AL  3.5 (7th)
1987 AL  3.2 (8th)
1988 NL  5.0 (4th)
Career  23.1 (158th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.7 (4th)
1985 AL  4.5 (5th)
1988 NL  4.2 (5th)
Career  24.2 (151st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.7 (9th)
1985 AL  4.1 (6th)
1986 AL  3.2 (8th)
Career  24.3 (166th)

Salary s c a p y
1988 NL  $1,833,333 (9th)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 44 (584), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (945), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (55th), 38.3 career WAR/29.8 7yr-peak WAR/34.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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