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Wayne Gross

Wayne Dale Gross

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 14, 1952 in Riverside, CA
High School: Riverside Poly HS (Riverside, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 9th round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 21, 1976 (Age 24.220, 11,390th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Orioles 1976-1986

Final Game: October 1, 1986 (Age 34.260)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 21, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1415. Russell Branyan… #1416. David Murphy… #1417. Craig Reynolds… #1418. WAYNE GROSS… #1419. John Jaha… #1420. Babe Young… #1421. Bo Diaz… 

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
1976 24 OAK AL 10 20 18 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 59 4 0 0 0 0 0 /3D9
1977 ★ 25 OAK AL 146 582 485 66 113 21 1 22 63 5 4 86 84 .233 .352 .416 .769 112 202 7 5 3 3 6 *5/3 AS
1978 26 OAK AL 118 335 285 18 57 10 2 7 23 0 2 40 63 .200 .308 .323 .631 83 92 3 5 4 1 2 53
1979 27 OAK AL 138 521 442 54 99 19 1 14 50 4 3 72 62 .224 .332 .367 .699 94 162 8 1 3 3 9 *53/79
1980 28 OAK AL 113 419 366 45 103 20 3 14 61 5 3 44 39 .281 .355 .467 .822 132 171 2 1 2 6 9 53/D
1981 29 OAK AL 82 287 243 29 50 7 1 10 31 2 1 34 28 .206 .304 .366 .670 98 89 7 2 4 4 0 *5/3D
1982 30 OAK AL 129 451 386 43 97 14 0 9 41 3 1 53 50 .251 .342 .358 .700 98 138 4 2 7 3 0 53/D7
1983 31 OAK AL 137 384 339 34 79 18 0 12 44 3 5 36 52 .233 .311 .392 .703 99 133 5 3 4 2 4 35/D19
1984 32 BAL AL 127 414 342 53 74 9 1 22 64 1 2 68 69 .216 .346 .442 .788 120 151 6 1 1 2 4 *5/3D
1985 33 BAL AL 103 264 217 31 51 8 0 11 18 1 1 46 48 .235 .369 .424 .793 120 92 3 0 1 0 0 5D/3
1986 34 OAK AL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5
11 Yrs 1106 3680 3125 373 727 126 9 121 396 24 22 482 496 .233 .337 .395 .732 106 1234 45 20 29 24 34
162 Game Avg. 162 539 458 55 106 18 1 18 58 4 3 71 73 .233 .337 .395 .732 106 181 7 3 4 4 5
OAK (9 yrs) 876 3002 2566 289 602 109 8 88 314 22 19 368 379 .235 .332 .386 .719 103 991 36 19 27 22 30
BAL (2 yrs) 230 678 559 84 125 17 1 33 82 2 3 114 117 .224 .355 .435 .790 120 243 9 1 2 2 4

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
1976 24 OAK AL 10 20 -1 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3D9
1977 ★ 25 OAK AL 146 582 11 0 1 -14 4 1 0.3 21 22 2.3 .501 .501 3.7 -1.0 36 $30,000 *5/3 AS
1978 26 OAK AL 118 335 -6 -2 1 -7 1 -13 -1.3 12 -1 -0.2 .488 .491 0.6 -0.6 6 53
1979 27 OAK AL 138 521 -4 -0 0 -8 2 -11 -1.0 19 8 0.8 .492 .493 1.6 -0.6 16 *53/79
1980 28 OAK AL 113 419 14 0 1 0 1 17 1.9 14 32 3.2 .516 .511 3.1 0.2 31 53/D
1981 29 OAK AL 82 287 -1 1 -0 6 1 6 0.7 10 16 1.6 .508 .504 1.1 0.7 10 *5/3D
1982 30 OAK AL 129 451 1 2 1 0 1 5 0.6 15 20 2.0 .504 .503 2.0 0.1 20 53/D7
1983 31 OAK AL 137 384 0 -2 1 1 -3 -2 -0.1 13 11 1.1 .498 .499 0.9 -0.2 10 35/D19
1984 32 BAL AL 127 414 8 -0 0 3 1 12 1.3 14 27 2.7 .510 .508 2.4 0.4 24 *5/3D
1985 33 BAL AL 103 264 8 -1 0 1 -0 8 0.9 9 17 1.7 .508 .505 1.6 0.1 16 $483,333 5D/3
1986 34 OAK AL 3 3 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $60,000 /5
11 Seasons 1106 3680 30 -2 6 -17 7 23 2.9 128 151 15.0 .502 .501 16.9 -0.8 168 $573,333
OAK (9 yrs) 876 3002 13 -1 5 -21 6 2 0.7 105 107 10.6 .500 .500 12.9 -1.3 129 $90,000
BAL (2 yrs) 230 678 16 -1 0 4 1 21 2.2 23 44 4.4 .509 .507 4.0 0.5 40 $483,333

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
1981 29 OAK AL ALDS KCR W 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 5 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 OAK AL ALCS NYY L 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 10 10 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700 5 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 5 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1983 31 OAK AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 5.33 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 5.33 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 156 136 0 0 0 68 0 0 68 0 0 748 5.33 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
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
1983 31 OAK AL 2.1 1 0 0 0.00 4.24 0.05 -0.34 110.0 4.24 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 0.1 1 .623 .501
1 Season 2.1 1 0 0 0.00 4.24 0.05 -0.34 110.0 4.24 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 0.1 1 .623 .501

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
1976 OAK AL 24 1B 3 3 1 23.0 29 27 1 1 2 .966 -0 -16 10.96 9.33 .992 9.86 9.90
1976 OAK AL 24 DH 3 0
1976 OAK AL 24 OF 2 1 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 2.70 1.50 .980 2.43 2.50
1976 OAK AL 24 RF 2 1 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 2.70 1.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1977 OAK AL 25 3B 145 144 138 1260.2 395 126 242 27 26 .932 -14 -14 2.63 2.54 .957 2.97 2.96 AS
1977 OAK AL 25 1B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 10.00 AS
1978 OAK AL 26 3B 106 80 60 731.1 242 72 150 20 22 .917 -5 -9 2.73 2.09 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 OAK AL 26 1B 15 3 0 46.0 50 48 0 2 3 .960 -2 -47 9.39 3.20 .992 10.06 9.95
1979 OAK AL 27 3B 120 116 106 999.2 351 120 211 20 19 .943 -10 -12 2.98 2.76 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 OAK AL 27 1B 18 12 12 118.1 144 129 14 1 8 .993 2 24 10.88 7.94 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 OAK AL 27 LF 2 1 0 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 2.70 1.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1979 OAK AL 27 OF 2 1 0 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 33 2.45 1.50 .980 2.45 2.45
1979 OAK AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1980 OAK AL 28 3B 99 91 50 765.1 210 69 130 11 13 .948 -2 -3 2.34 2.01 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 OAK AL 28 1B 10 5 4 57.0 62 56 6 0 3 1.000 2 51 9.79 6.20 .992 10.03 10.00
1980 OAK AL 28 DH 1 0
1981 OAK AL 29 3B 73 65 56 599.0 203 65 127 11 7 .946 6 11 2.88 2.63 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 OAK AL 29 1B 2 0 0 3.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0 0 9.00 1.50 .992 10.20 10.05
1981 OAK AL 29 DH 1 0
1982 OAK AL 30 3B 108 87 85 831.0 304 113 182 9 25 .970 3 4 3.19 2.73 .954 3.07 3.05
1982 OAK AL 30 1B 16 9 8 94.0 99 90 7 2 6 .980 -2 -27 9.29 6.06 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 OAK AL 30 DH 1 0
1982 OAK AL 30 LF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.30
1983 OAK AL 31 1B 74 47 34 433.2 449 426 21 2 41 .996 -0 -1 9.28 6.04 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 OAK AL 31 3B 67 44 34 413.1 146 47 92 7 10 .952 2 5 3.03 2.07 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 OAK AL 31 DH 1 0
1983 OAK AL 31 P 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.80 0 0 0
1983 OAK AL 31 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1984 BAL AL 32 3B 117 108 55 852.0 287 64 205 18 13 .937 3 5 2.84 2.30 .950 2.75 2.73
1984 BAL AL 32 1B 3 0 0 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -72 9.00 1.67 .992 9.72 9.67
1984 BAL AL 32 DH 1 1
1985 BAL AL 33 3B 67 57 26 445.2 149 41 98 10 14 .933 -0 -0 2.81 2.07 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 BAL AL 33 DH 10 4
1985 BAL AL 33 1B 9 5 4 44.0 44 40 4 0 1 1.000 1 27 9.00 4.89 .991 9.76 9.67
1986 OAK AL 34 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 .950 2.70 2.70
10 Seasons 3B 903 792 610 6899.0 2288 717 1437 134 149 .941 -19 -3 2.81 2.39 .953 2.97 2.95
10 Seasons 1B 151 84 63 826.0 887 825 53 9 64 .990 1 1 9.57 5.81 .992 9.93 9.85
7 Seasons DH 18 5
2 Seasons OF 4 2 1 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 34 2.57 1.50 .980 2.44 2.48
3 Seasons RF 4 1 1 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.25 0.75 .980 2.18 2.20
2 Seasons LF 3 1 0 13.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 46 2.77 1.33 .980 2.28 2.23
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.80 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT 1059 878 674 7748.1 3181 1548 1490 143 213 .955 -17 -3 3.53 2.87 .964 3.71 3.93 0 0 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.
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

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1977 AL  86 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  9 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1977 AL  27 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1977 AL  126 (4th)
1979 AL  120 (3rd)
1982 AL  113 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1977 AL  27 (1st)
1978 AL  20 (4th)
1979 AL  20 (3rd)
1984 AL  18 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  25 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1982 AL  3.19 (4th)
Career  2.81 (37th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (144th), 15.0 career WAR/14.5 7yr-peak WAR/14.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1977 25 Oakland Athletics $30,000 ? 4/30/77 TSN 4/23/77 TSN: $20,000
1985 33 Baltimore Orioles $483,333 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 34 Baltimore Orioles $450,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
34 Oakland Athletics $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Released before season by Baltimore
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,023,333
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: Wayne Dale Wayne Gross

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