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Bobby Grich    \GRITCH\

Robert Anthony Grich

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 15, 1949 in Muskegon, MI
High School: Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1970 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1972 [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Orioles 1970-1986
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1986 (Age 37)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #118. Kirby Puckett… #119. Rusty Staub… #120. Darrell Evans… #121. BOBBY GRICH… #122. Jeff Kent… #123. Cap Anson… #124. Cesar Cedeno… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1970 21 BAL AL 30 104 95 11 20 1 3 0 8 1 1 9 21 .211 .279 .284 .563 55 27 2 0 0 0 0 6/45
1971 22 BAL AL 7 35 30 7 9 0 0 1 6 1 0 5 8 .300 .400 .400 .800 129 12 0 0 0 0 0 /64
1972 23 BAL AL 133 528 460 66 128 21 3 12 50 13 6 53 96 .278 .358 .415 .773 127 191 8 7 3 5 3 643/5 AS,MVP-14
1973 24 BAL AL 162 700 581 82 146 29 7 12 50 17 9 107 91 .251 .373 .387 .760 116 225 7 7 3 2 3 *4 MVP-19,GG
1974 25 BAL AL 160 707 582 92 153 29 6 19 82 17 11 90 117 .263 .376 .431 .807 135 251 15 20 7 8 6 *4 AS,MVP-9,GG
1975 26 BAL AL 150 655 524 81 136 26 4 13 57 14 10 107 88 .260 .389 .399 .787 130 209 9 8 9 7 4 *4 GG
1976 27 BAL AL 144 615 518 93 138 31 4 13 54 14 6 86 99 .266 .373 .417 .790 138 216 8 3 7 1 1 *4/5D AS,GG
1977 28 CAL AL 52 225 181 24 44 6 0 7 23 6 6 37 40 .243 .369 .392 .762 112 71 5 1 3 3 4 6
1978 29 CAL AL 144 591 487 68 122 16 2 6 42 4 3 75 83 .251 .357 .329 .685 98 160 6 7 19 3 1 *4
1979 30 CAL AL 153 609 534 78 157 30 5 30 101 1 0 59 84 .294 .365 .537 .903 145 287 14 2 12 2 10 *4 AS,MVP-8
1980 31 CAL AL 150 596 498 60 135 22 2 14 62 3 7 84 108 .271 .377 .408 .785 119 203 16 4 5 5 2 *4/3 AS
1981 32 CAL AL 100 404 352 56 107 14 2 22 61 2 4 40 71 .304 .378 .543 .921 165 191 5 4 5 3 4 *4 MVP-14,SS
1982 33 CAL AL 145 605 506 74 132 28 5 19 65 3 3 82 109 .261 .371 .449 .819 124 227 13 8 6 3 3 *4/D AS
1983 34 CAL AL 120 477 387 65 113 17 0 16 62 2 4 76 62 .292 .414 .460 .874 142 178 11 7 4 3 2 *4/6
1984 35 CAL AL 116 432 363 60 93 15 1 18 58 2 5 57 70 .256 .357 .452 .809 124 164 11 2 6 4 3 435
1985 36 CAL AL 144 571 479 74 116 17 3 13 53 3 5 81 77 .242 .355 .372 .727 100 178 18 3 8 0 3 *435/D
1986 37 CAL AL 98 366 313 42 84 18 0 9 30 1 3 39 54 .268 .354 .412 .766 109 129 9 3 10 1 1 43/5
17 Yrs 2008 8220 6890 1033 1833 320 47 224 864 104 83 1087 1278 .266 .371 .424 .794 125 2919 157 86 107 50 50
162 Game Avg. 162 663 556 83 148 26 4 18 70 8 7 88 103 .266 .371 .424 .794 125 235 13 7 9 4 4
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
CAL (10 yrs) 1222 4876 4100 601 1103 183 20 154 557 27 40 630 758 .269 .370 .436 .806 124 1788 108 41 78 27 33
BAL (7 yrs) 786 3344 2790 432 730 137 27 70 307 77 43 457 520 .262 .372 .405 .777 127 1131 49 45 29 23 17

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
1970 21 BAL AL 30 104 -6 1 -0 4 1 -0 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .499 .500 -0.1 0.6 -1 6/45
1971 22 BAL AL 7 35 2 1 0 3 0 6 0.6 1 7 0.8 .594 .504 0.4 0.4 4 /64
1972 23 BAL AL 133 528 16 1 -0 10 5 32 3.9 19 51 6.0 .530 .525 4.8 1.8 41 643/5 AS,MVP-14
1973 24 BAL AL 162 700 17 0 2 29 5 53 5.9 25 78 8.3 .535 .535 5.0 3.9 48 $38,000 *4 MVP-19,GG
1974 25 BAL AL 160 707 27 5 -2 8 5 44 4.9 24 68 7.3 .530 .530 6.4 1.5 60 $46,000 *4 AS,MVP-9,GG
1975 26 BAL AL 150 655 24 -0 0 17 5 46 5.1 23 69 7.3 .533 .530 5.4 2.5 52 *4 GG
1976 27 BAL AL 144 615 27 3 -1 1 4 34 3.9 22 56 6.1 .527 .524 6.0 0.7 55 *4/5D AS,GG
1977 28 CAL AL 52 225 5 -1 -1 -0 3 6 0.7 8 14 1.4 .512 .504 1.4 0.4 14 $270,000 6
1978 29 CAL AL 144 591 3 0 1 3 5 12 1.4 21 33 3.4 .509 .508 3.2 0.8 31 $270,000 *4
1979 30 CAL AL 153 609 34 1 -1 -0 5 38 3.9 22 60 5.9 .525 .523 5.9 0.5 60 $270,000 *4 AS,MVP-8
1980 31 CAL AL 150 596 15 -2 -1 5 5 20 2.2 20 41 4.1 .514 .513 3.6 1.1 36 $270,000 *4/3 AS
1981 32 CAL AL 100 404 31 -1 -0 4 3 38 4.1 14 52 5.4 .541 .525 5.0 0.8 47 $270,000 *4 MVP-14,SS
1982 33 CAL AL 145 605 17 -1 -3 -1 4 16 1.7 21 37 3.7 .512 .510 3.8 0.4 38 $1,375,000 *4/D AS
1983 34 CAL AL 120 477 25 2 -1 -4 4 26 2.8 16 42 4.3 .522 .516 4.7 0.0 46 $875,000 *4/6
1984 35 CAL AL 116 432 13 -1 -1 -9 2 3 0.4 15 18 1.8 .503 .502 2.8 -0.8 27 $875,000 435
1985 36 CAL AL 144 571 1 -1 -3 10 3 10 1.1 20 30 2.9 .507 .506 1.9 1.3 19 $700,000 *435/D
1986 37 CAL AL 98 366 6 -2 -1 1 2 7 0.7 12 19 1.9 .507 .504 1.8 0.4 18 $500,000 43/5
17 Seasons 2008 8220 256 4 -11 82 61 393 43.4 286 679 70.9 .521 .518 62.1 16.2 597 $5,759,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CAL (10 yrs) 1222 4876 149 -6 -10 9 35 177 19.0 169 346 34.9 .515 .512 34.2 4.9 337 $5,675,000
BAL (7 yrs) 786 3344 107 10 -1 73 26 215 24.3 117 332 36.0 .530 .528 27.9 11.3 260 $84,000

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
1973 24 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 5 22 20 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 .100 .182 .250 .432 5 0 0 0 0 0
1974 25 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 4 16 16 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 8 1 0 0 0 0
1979 30 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 15 13 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .154 .200 .231 .431 3 0 0 0 1 0
1982 33 CAL AL ALCS MIL L 5 19 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .200 .333 .267 .600 4 0 1 1 0 0
1986 37 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 6 26 24 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 8 .208 .269 .333 .603 8 0 2 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 24 98 88 5 16 3 0 3 9 0 0 5 22 .182 .247 .318 .566 28 1 3 1 1 0
5 ALCS 24 98 88 5 16 3 0 3 9 0 0 5 22 .182 .247 .318 .566 28 1 3 1 1 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 Awards
1970 BAL AL 21 SS 20 16 9 131.0 82 28 47 7 4 .915 1 7 5.15 3.75 .967 4.93 4.91
1970 BAL AL 21 2B 9 8 8 82.0 59 28 31 0 5 1.000 3 41 6.48 6.56 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 BAL AL 21 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.10
1971 BAL AL 22 SS 5 5 5 45.0 30 6 24 0 2 1.000 3 88 6.00 6.00 .965 4.90 4.88
1971 BAL AL 22 2B 2 2 2 20.0 12 5 7 0 2 1.000 -0 -24 5.40 6.00 .980 5.31 5.30
1972 BAL AL 23 SS 81 68 49 603.1 338 106 215 17 46 .950 6 13 4.79 3.96 .967 4.99 4.97 AS,MVP-14
1972 BAL AL 23 2B 45 43 38 376.0 211 95 113 3 27 .986 4 14 4.98 4.62 .977 5.17 5.14 AS,MVP-14
1972 BAL AL 23 1B 16 10 8 99.0 106 97 9 0 8 1.000 -0 -4 9.64 6.63 .991 9.75 9.71 AS,MVP-14
1972 BAL AL 23 3B 8 2 1 20.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 0.89 0.25 .955 2.97 2.96 AS,MVP-14
1973 BAL AL 24 2B 162 162 154 1417.2 945 431 509 5 130 .995 29 25 5.97 5.80 .980 5.44 5.41 MVP-19,GG
1974 BAL AL 25 2B 160 160 158 1441.2 957 484 453 20 132 .979 8 7 5.85 5.86 .975 5.37 5.35 AS,MVP-9,GG
1975 BAL AL 26 2B 150 147 144 1338.1 928 423 484 21 122 .977 17 16 6.10 6.05 .975 5.40 5.38 GG
1976 BAL AL 27 2B 140 139 130 1234.2 801 389 400 12 91 .985 1 1 5.75 5.64 .975 5.40 5.42 AS,GG
1976 BAL AL 27 3B 2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.95 AS,GG
1976 BAL AL 27 DH 2 2 AS,GG
1977 CAL AL 28 SS 52 52 51 461.2 233 88 141 4 23 .983 -0 -0 4.46 4.40 .963 4.82 4.79
1978 CAL AL 29 2B 144 141 129 1238.0 757 325 419 13 77 .983 3 3 5.41 5.17 .980 5.47 5.42
1979 CAL AL 30 2B 153 151 134 1297.0 791 340 438 13 111 .984 -0 -0 5.40 5.08 .978 5.50 5.43 AS,MVP-8
1980 CAL AL 31 2B 146 141 137 1253.2 798 326 463 9 101 .989 4 4 5.66 5.40 .981 5.60 5.58 AS
1980 CAL AL 31 1B 3 3 2 26.0 28 27 1 0 3 1.000 1 32 9.69 9.33 .992 10.00 10.00 AS
1981 CAL AL 32 2B 100 100 94 861.1 589 230 349 10 85 .983 4 6 6.05 5.79 .982 5.54 5.52 MVP-14,SS
1982 CAL AL 33 2B 142 141 125 1222.2 799 338 450 11 112 .986 -1 -1 5.80 5.55 .981 5.35 5.33 AS
1982 CAL AL 33 DH 1 1 AS
1983 CAL AL 34 2B 118 116 110 1022.1 707 270 415 22 94 .969 -4 -4 6.03 5.81 .981 5.36 5.32
1983 CAL AL 34 SS 1 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 1.00 .960 4.68 4.70
1984 CAL AL 35 2B 91 84 62 719.2 439 182 249 8 65 .982 -8 -14 5.39 4.74 .980 5.24 5.21
1984 CAL AL 35 1B 25 10 6 109.2 133 120 10 3 18 .977 -0 -1 10.67 5.20 .991 9.75 9.68
1984 CAL AL 35 3B 21 12 11 130.0 33 9 23 1 1 .970 -1 -6 2.22 1.52 .950 2.75 2.73
1985 CAL AL 36 2B 116 109 93 953.1 606 224 380 2 99 .997 11 14 5.70 5.21 .982 5.29 5.24
1985 CAL AL 36 1B 16 11 9 103.0 107 98 9 0 14 1.000 1 14 9.35 6.69 .991 9.76 9.67
1985 CAL AL 36 3B 15 11 10 112.2 29 9 19 1 2 .966 -2 -20 2.24 1.87 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 CAL AL 36 DH 6 6
1986 CAL AL 37 2B 87 72 62 677.1 355 127 221 7 49 .980 -1 -2 4.62 4.00 .981 5.10 5.05
1986 CAL AL 37 1B 11 9 4 78.0 83 75 8 0 5 1.000 2 26 9.58 7.55 .991 9.42 9.33
1986 CAL AL 37 3B 2 0 0 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1 144 3.60 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
16 Seasons 2B 1765 1716 1580 15155.2 9754 4217 5381 156 1302 .984 71 6 5.70 5.44 .979 5.40 5.37
5 Seasons SS 159 141 114 1246.0 684 229 427 28 75 .959 10 10 4.74 4.13 .966 4.92 4.90
5 Seasons 1B 71 43 29 415.2 457 417 37 3 48 .993 3 9 9.83 6.39 .991 9.70 9.64
6 Seasons 3B 49 25 22 270.2 67 19 46 2 3 .970 -2 -11 2.16 1.33 .951 2.81 2.81
17 Seasons TOT 2044 1925 1745 17088.0 10962 4882 5891 189 1428 .983 82 6 5.67 5.27 .978 5.43 5.42
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
1992 BBWAA ( 2.6%)

All-Star Games
1972 (SS)
1974 *
1976 (2B)
1979 *
1980 *
1982 (2B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (14, 5%)
1973 AL (19, 3%)
1974 AL (9, 15%)
1979 AL (8, 15%)
1981 AL (14, 5%)
0.43 Career Shares (498th)

Gold Gloves
1973 AL (2B)
1974 AL (2B)
1975 AL (2B)
1976 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1981 AL (2B)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1973 AL  8.3 (2nd)
1974 AL  7.3 (6th)
1975 AL  7.3 (8th)
1981 AL  5.4 (5th)
Career  70.9 (92nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1972 AL  6.0 (5th)
1973 AL  8.3 (1st)
1974 AL  7.3 (2nd)
1975 AL  7.3 (3rd)
1976 AL  6.1 (6th)
1979 AL  5.9 (7th)
1981 AL  5.4 (4th)
Career  70.9 (61st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1972 AL  4.8 (9th)
1973 AL  5.1 (9th)
1974 AL  6.4 (2nd)
1975 AL  5.4 (8th)
1976 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1979 AL  6.0 (7th)
1981 AL  5.0 (2nd)
Career  62.1 (83rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1972 AL  1.8 (8th)
1973 AL  3.9 (2nd)
1975 AL  2.5 (5th)
Career  16.2 (83rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1973 AL  .373 (9th)
1974 AL  .376 (6th)
1975 AL  .389 (9th)
1976 AL  .373 (9th)
1983 AL  .414 (4th)**

Slugging % s c a p y
1979 AL  .537 (8th)
1981 AL  .543 (1st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1979 AL  .903 (9th)
1981 AL  .921 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1973 AL  162 (1st)
1974 AL  160 (3rd)
Career  2,008 (230th)

At Bats s c a p y
1974 AL  582 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1973 AL  700 (2nd)
1974 AL  707 (2nd)
Career  8,220 (234th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1974 AL  92 (2nd)
1976 AL  93 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1981 AL  191 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1973 AL  29 (6th)
1976 AL  31 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1973 AL  7 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  30 (6th)
1981 AL  22 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  107 (2nd)
1974 AL  90 (4th)
1975 AL  107 (3rd)
1976 AL  86 (3rd)
1980 AL  84 (7th)
1983 AL  76 (8th)
Career  1,087 (83rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1972 AL  96 (9th)
1974 AL  117 (2nd)
1980 AL  108 (5th)
1981 AL  71 (9th)
1982 AL  109 (9th)
Career  1,278 (125th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1976 AL  138 (7th)
1979 AL  145 (9th)
1981 AL  165 (1st)
Career  125 (249th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1974 AL  99 (6th)
1981 AL  73 (4th)
Career  1,127 (250th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  32 (6th)
1976 AL  29 (8th)
1981 AL  29 (3rd)
Career  272 (154th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1974 AL  3.3 (6th)
1976 AL  3.0 (8th)
1981 AL  3.0 (3rd)
Career  27.4 (150th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  54 (9th)
1979 AL  65 (7th)
1981 AL  38 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1973 AL  260 (4th)
1974 AL  263 (2nd)
1975 AL  251 (5th)
Career  3,006 (195th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1976 AL  .668 (10th)
1981 AL  .751 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 AL  7 (10th)
1973 AL  7 (9th)
1974 AL  20 (1st)
1975 AL  8 (5th)
1978 AL  7 (6th)
1981 AL  4 (9th)
1982 AL  8 (5th)
1983 AL  7 (6th)
Career  86 (131st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 AL  19 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1974 AL  8 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  10 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Career  157 (245th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  83 (202nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1973 AL  14.1 (8th)
1974 AL  17.9 (3rd)
Career  142.0 (214th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1979 AL  17.8 (10th)
1981 AL  16.0 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1973 AL  456 (9th)
1974 AL  470 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  28.91 (8th)
1981 AL  25.80 (5th)
Career  227.33 (187th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.4 (6th)
Career  19.9 (187th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1974 AL  2.7 (8th)
1979 AL  3.6 (6th)
1981 AL  3.4 (2nd)
Career  25.9 (137th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.1 (7th)
1981 AL  2.7 (5th)
Career  23.4 (176th)

Assistss c a p y
1973 AL  509 (2nd)
1975 AL  484 (4th)
1981 AL  349 (5th)
Career  5,891 (49th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1973 AL  29 (1st)
Career  82 (71st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  162 (1st)
1974 AL  160 (1st)
1975 AL  150 (2nd)
1976 AL  140 (3rd)
1978 AL  144 (3rd)
1979 AL  153 (1st)
1980 AL  146 (3rd)
1981 AL  100 (5th)
1982 AL  142 (5th)
Career  1,765 (19th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  431 (1st)
1974 AL  484 (1st)
1975 AL  423 (1st)
1976 AL  389 (1st)
1978 AL  325 (4th)
1979 AL  340 (3rd)
1981 AL  230 (4th)
1982 AL  338 (4th)
Career  4,217 (17th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  509 (1st)
1974 AL  453 (1st)
1975 AL  484 (1st)
1976 AL  400 (5th)
1978 AL  419 (5th)
1979 AL  438 (3rd)
1980 AL  463 (4th)
1981 AL  349 (3rd)
1982 AL  450 (3rd)
Career  5,381 (18th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1974 AL  20 (3rd)
1975 AL  21 (2nd)
1979 AL  13 (5th)
1981 AL  10 (2nd)
1983 AL  22 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  130 (1st)
1974 AL  132 (1st)
1975 AL  122 (1st)
1976 AL  91 (3rd)
1979 AL  111 (2nd)
1981 AL  85 (2nd)
1982 AL  112 (3rd)
1983 AL  94 (5th)
1985 AL  99 (5th)
Career  1,302 (11th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  29 (1st)
1974 AL  8 (5th)
1975 AL  17 (1st)
1981 AL  5 (5th)
1985 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  71 (8th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1973 AL  5.97 (1st)
1974 AL  5.85 (1st)
1975 AL  6.10 (1st)
1976 AL  5.75 (2nd)
1981 AL  6.05 (2nd)
1982 AL  5.80 (2nd)
1983 AL  6.03 (2nd)
1985 AL  5.70 (2nd)
Career  5.69 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  5.80 (1st)
1974 AL  5.86 (1st)
1975 AL  6.05 (1st)
1976 AL  5.64 (2nd)
1981 AL  5.79 (3rd)
1982 AL  5.55 (2nd)
1983 AL  5.81 (1st)
1985 AL  5.21 (4th)
Career  5.44 (60th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  .995 (1st)
1974 AL  .979 (3rd)
1975 AL  .977 (5th)
1976 AL  .985 (2nd)
1979 AL  .984 (4th)
1980 AL  .989 (3rd)
1982 AL  .986 (4th)
1985 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .984 (45th)

                                         
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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (289), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 40 (629), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 42 (455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (277), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (7th), 70.9 career WAR/46.3 7yr-peak WAR/58.6 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197324Baltimore Orioles$38,0001975 TSN Guide
197425Baltimore Orioles$46,0001975 TSN GuidePlayer loss; $49K demand
197728California Angels$270,0002/10/79 TSN5 yrs., $1.35M w/600K bonus; 1977 TSN Gd: 5/$1,750
197829California Angels$270,0002/10/79 TSN5 yrs., $1.35M w/600K bonus; 1977 TSN Gd: 5/$1,750
197930California Angels$270,0002/10/79 TSN5 yrs., $1.35M w/600K bonus; 1977 TSN Gd: 5/$1,750
198031California Angels$270,0002/10/79 TSN5 yrs., $1.35M w/600K bonus; 1977 TSN Gd: 5/$1,750
198132California Angels$270,0002/10/79 TSN5 yrs., $1.35M w/600K bonus; 1977 TSN Gd: 5/$1,750
198233California Angels$1,375,00012/5/81 TSNIncludes pro-rated signing bonus
198334California Angels$875,00012/5/81 TSNIncludes pro-rated signing bonus
198435California Angels$875,00012/5/81 TSNIncludes pro-rated signing bonus
198536California Angels$700,000*
198637California Angels$500,0001986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,759,000
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $875,000 - 12/5/81 TSN - Includes pro-rated signing bonus
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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