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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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All-Time Rank (among batters): #250. Joe Tinker… #251. Wally Berger… #252. Jack Clark… #253. KIRK GIBSON… #254. Mark Grace… #255. Lave Cross… #256. George Foster… 

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
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

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

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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
1979 DET AL 22 OF 10 8 8 83.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.63 1.50 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 DET AL 22 LF 7 7 7 63.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.86 1.86 .980 2.21 2.20
1979 DET AL 22 RF 2 1 1 15.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 0.60 0.50 .980 2.28 2.20
1979 DET AL 22 CF 1 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 1.00 .980 2.88 2.90
1980 DET AL 23 CF 49 41 37 383.1 124 122 1 1 0 .992 -6 -18 2.89 2.51 .983 2.92 2.91
1980 DET AL 23 OF 49 41 37 383.1 124 122 1 1 0 .992 -6 -18 2.89 2.51 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 DET AL 23 DH 1 0
1981 DET AL 24 OF 67 63 52 550.2 147 142 1 4 0 .973 1 3 2.34 2.13 .983 2.48 2.47 MVP-12
1981 DET AL 24 RF 38 32 25 277.2 69 65 0 4 0 .942 -1 -6 2.11 1.71 .980 2.16 2.15 MVP-12
1981 DET AL 24 CF 26 24 20 209.0 69 68 1 0 0 1.000 4 21 2.97 2.65 .988 2.90 2.89 MVP-12
1981 DET AL 24 DH 9 7 MVP-12
1981 DET AL 24 LF 8 7 7 64.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -17 1.27 1.13 .979 2.38 2.38 MVP-12
1982 DET AL 25 CF 64 64 60 566.1 174 169 4 1 3 .994 4 10 2.75 2.70 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 DET AL 25 OF 64 64 60 566.1 172 167 4 1 3 .994 4 10 2.72 2.67 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 DET AL 25 DH 4 3
1983 DET AL 26 DH 66 56
1983 DET AL 26 OF 54 48 37 417.0 121 116 2 3 0 .975 -0 -1 2.55 2.19 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 DET AL 26 LF 29 27 21 234.0 61 59 2 0 0 1.000 3 15 2.35 2.10 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 DET AL 26 CF 22 18 14 158.0 53 51 0 2 0 .962 -2 -19 2.91 2.32 .987 2.93 2.91
1983 DET AL 26 RF 4 3 2 25.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -1 -34 2.16 1.50 .979 2.23 2.22
1984 DET AL 27 RF 140 128 116 1172.0 256 240 4 12 2 .953 -0 -0 1.87 1.74 .979 2.23 2.21 MVP-6
1984 DET AL 27 OF 139 128 116 1178.0 261 245 4 12 2 .954 0 0 1.90 1.79 .983 2.51 2.49 MVP-6
1984 DET AL 27 DH 6 6 MVP-6
1984 DET AL 27 CF 1 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 2.00 .985 3.00 3.00 MVP-6
1985 DET AL 28 OF 144 142 128 1255.0 298 286 1 11 0 .963 2 2 2.06 1.99 .982 2.44 2.42 MVP-18
1985 DET AL 28 RF 126 124 111 1085.1 242 232 3 7 0 .971 1 1 1.95 1.87 .980 2.17 2.15 MVP-18
1985 DET AL 28 CF 20 18 17 169.2 56 52 0 4 0 .929 1 7 2.76 2.60 .988 2.91 2.88 MVP-18
1985 DET AL 28 DH 8 8 MVP-18
1986 DET AL 29 OF 114 113 108 986.2 194 190 2 2 1 .990 -4 -5 1.75 1.68 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 DET AL 29 RF 114 113 108 984.2 196 192 2 2 1 .990 -4 -5 1.77 1.70 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 DET AL 29 DH 4 4
1986 DET AL 29 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1987 DET AL 30 OF 121 119 105 1044.1 266 253 6 7 0 .974 5 6 2.23 2.14 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 DET AL 30 LF 119 117 103 1026.1 263 250 6 7 0 .973 5 6 2.24 2.15 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 DET AL 30 DH 4 4
1987 DET AL 30 CF 2 2 2 18.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 3.00 3.00 .987 2.70 2.70
1988 LAD NL 31 LF 148 147 126 1278.2 333 314 7 12 3 .964 6 6 2.26 2.17 .980 2.13 2.13 MVP-1,SS
1988 LAD NL 31 OF 148 147 126 1281.2 329 311 6 12 3 .964 6 6 2.23 2.14 .982 2.28 2.29 MVP-1,SS
1988 LAD NL 31 CF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -160 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70 MVP-1,SS
1989 LAD NL 32 OF 70 66 50 578.2 152 146 3 3 2 .980 0 1 2.32 2.13 .981 2.32 2.32
1989 LAD NL 32 LF 62 51 44 464.2 124 117 4 3 3 .976 -0 -1 2.34 1.95 .981 2.15 2.15
1989 LAD NL 32 CF 15 15 6 114.0 31 30 0 1 0 .968 1 6 2.37 2.00 .985 2.69 2.70
1990 LAD NL 33 OF 81 80 57 668.1 196 191 4 1 1 .995 3 6 2.63 2.41 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 LAD NL 33 CF 70 69 49 577.1 165 162 3 0 1 1.000 2 4 2.57 2.36 .984 2.74 2.73
1990 LAD NL 33 LF 11 11 8 91.0 31 29 1 1 0 .968 1 17 2.97 2.73 .979 2.19 2.18
1991 KCR AL 34 OF 94 91 56 780.1 169 162 3 4 0 .976 -10 -15 1.90 1.76 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 KCR AL 34 LF 91 89 54 759.1 164 157 3 4 0 .976 -10 -15 1.90 1.76 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 KCR AL 34 DH 30 29
1991 KCR AL 34 RF 3 2 2 21.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.14 1.67 .980 2.19 2.20
1992 PIT NL 35 OF 13 13 12 112.0 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 2 22 2.09 2.00 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 PIT NL 35 RF 13 13 12 112.0 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 2 22 2.09 2.00 .979 2.08 2.08
1993 DET AL 36 DH 76 75
1993 DET AL 36 OF 32 27 22 238.0 77 76 0 1 0 .987 -4 -19 2.87 2.38 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 DET AL 36 CF 30 27 22 234.0 75 74 0 1 0 .987 -3 -16 2.85 2.47 .986 2.76 2.73
1993 DET AL 36 LF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -180 2.25 0.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1994 DET AL 37 DH 56 54
1994 DET AL 37 OF 38 32 28 284.0 80 76 3 1 0 .988 -6 -25 2.50 2.08 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 DET AL 37 CF 23 20 19 180.0 50 48 1 1 0 .980 -3 -19 2.45 2.13 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 DET AL 37 RF 15 12 9 104.0 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -35 2.60 2.00 .980 2.20 2.18
1995 DET AL 38 DH 63 63
1995 DET AL 38 OF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.30
1995 DET AL 38 RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.00
17 Seasons OF 1239 1182 1002 10409.0 2627 2523 41 63 12 .976 -6 -1 2.22 2.07 .982 2.40 2.39
9 Seasons LF 477 456 370 3985.0 999 949 23 27 6 .973 4 1 2.20 2.04 .978 2.15 2.14
10 Seasons RF 456 428 386 3798.1 832 794 12 26 3 .969 -7 -2 1.91 1.77 .978 2.17 2.15
14 Seasons CF 325 298 246 2625.2 806 785 10 11 4 .986 -3 -1 2.73 2.45 .985 2.82 2.81
17 Seasons TOT 1239 1182 1002 10409.0 2627 2523 41 63 12 .976 -6 -1 2.22 2.07 .982 2.40 2.39
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
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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 (125th)

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 (221st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  78 (234th)

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 (224th)

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 (159th)

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 (152nd)

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)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  148 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  250 (4th)
1988 NL  314 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  7 (4th)
1988 NL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  3 (2nd)
1989 NL  3 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  3 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  140 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  4 (2nd)
1984 AL  12 (1st)
1985 AL  7 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  12 (1st)
1985 AL  11 (1st)
1988 NL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1988 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  5 (3rd)
1988 NL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1987 AL  2.24 (5th)
1988 NL  2.26 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  2.15 (2nd)
1988 NL  2.17 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  .973 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  .990 (3rd)

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 (639), 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

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
1982 25 Detroit Tigers $200,000 ? 1984 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman database
1983 26 Detroit Tigers $220,000 ? 1984 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman database Player loss; $275,000 request
1985 28 Detroit Tigers $685,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 29 Detroit Tigers $1,200,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 Detroit Tigers $1,335,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,833,333 ? USA Today, 4/1/88; 2/8/88 TSN 3/$4.5 MM: $1 MM bonus, then 1.5-1-1
1989 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,333,333 ? 2/8/88 TSN 3/$4.5MM: $1 MM bonus, then 1.5-1-1
1990 33 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,333,334 ? USA Today; 2/8/88 TSN 3/$4.5 MM: $1 MM bonus, then 1.5-1-1
1991 34 Kansas City Royals $1,700,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $200,000 signing bonus
1992 35 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,950,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $200,000 signing bonus
1993 36 Detroit Tigers $1,100,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $600,000 earned bonus
1994 37 Detroit Tigers $1,500,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
1995 38 Detroit Tigers $1,300,000 ? 7/7/95 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$15,690,000
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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