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Chris Gwynn

Christopher Karlton Gwynn

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 13, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Polytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 14, 1987 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1990 [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Royals/Padres 1987-1996

Final Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 31)
Relatives: Brother of Tony Gwynn and Uncle of Tony Gwynn
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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
1987 22 LAD NL 17 34 32 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .219 .242 .250 .492 32 8 0 0 1 0 0 7
1988 23 LAD NL 12 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1989 24 LAD NL 32 73 68 8 16 4 1 0 7 1 0 2 9 .235 .254 .324 .577 65 22 1 0 2 1 0 7/89
1990 25 LAD NL 101 151 141 19 40 2 1 5 22 0 1 7 28 .284 .311 .418 .730 102 59 2 0 0 3 2 7/98
1991 26 LAD NL 94 154 139 18 35 5 1 5 22 1 0 10 23 .252 .301 .410 .711 100 57 5 1 1 3 1 79/8
1992 27 KCR AL 34 90 84 10 24 3 2 1 7 0 0 3 10 .286 .303 .405 .708 96 34 1 0 1 2 0 9/7D
1993 28 KCR AL 103 316 287 36 86 14 4 1 25 0 1 24 34 .300 .354 .387 .740 95 111 7 1 2 2 5 79/D3
1994 29 LAD NL 58 78 71 9 19 0 0 3 13 0 2 7 7 .268 .333 .394 .728 94 28 1 0 0 0 0 7/9
1995 30 LAD NL 67 92 84 8 18 3 2 1 10 0 0 6 23 .214 .272 .333 .605 65 28 5 1 0 1 1 7/93
1996 31 SDP NL 81 100 90 8 16 4 0 1 10 0 0 10 28 .178 .260 .256 .516 41 23 2 0 0 0 0 9/73
10 Yrs 599 1100 1007 119 263 36 11 17 118 2 4 71 171 .261 .308 .369 .678 85 372 24 3 7 12 9
162 Game Avg. 162 297 272 32 71 10 3 5 32 1 1 19 46 .261 .308 .369 .678 85 101 6 1 2 3 2
LAD (7 yrs) 381 594 546 65 137 15 5 14 76 2 3 34 99 .251 .293 .374 .667 85 204 14 2 4 8 4
KCR (2 yrs) 137 406 371 46 110 17 6 2 32 0 1 27 44 .296 .342 .391 .733 95 145 8 1 3 4 5
SDP (1 yr) 81 100 90 8 16 4 0 1 10 0 0 10 28 .178 .260 .256 .516 41 23 2 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 462 694 636 73 153 19 5 15 86 2 3 44 127 .241 .288 .357 .645 78 227 16 2 4 8 4
AL (2 yrs) 137 406 371 46 110 17 6 2 32 0 1 27 44 .296 .342 .391 .733 95 145 8 1 3 4 5

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
1987 22 LAD NL 17 34 -2 -0 0 -2 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .474 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1 7
1988 23 LAD NL 12 12 -1 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 /7
1989 24 LAD NL 32 73 -4 -0 0 4 -0 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.3 -2 $80,000 7/89
1990 25 LAD NL 101 151 -2 -0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.5 5 0 0.0 .495 .497 0.2 -0.3 3 $125,000 7/98
1991 26 LAD NL 94 154 -0 1 -0 -3 -1 -4 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .496 .497 0.4 -0.5 4 $260,000 79/8
1992 27 KCR AL 34 90 -0 0 1 -5 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .486 .497 0.4 -0.6 4 $425,000 9/7D
1993 28 KCR AL 103 316 -4 -0 1 0 -4 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.4 .493 .496 0.5 -0.4 5 $505,000 79/D3
1994 29 LAD NL 58 78 -1 -1 -0 -3 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .490 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -0 $250,000 7/9
1995 30 LAD NL 67 92 -5 -0 -1 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .491 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $275,000 7/93
1996 31 SDP NL 81 100 -7 0 1 -2 -0 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .489 .494 -0.4 -0.4 -4 $360,000 9/73
10 Seasons 599 1100 -25 -1 3 -14 -9 -46 -4.8 37 -8 -1.2 .492 .497 0.2 -2.5 6 $2,280,000
LAD (7 yrs) 381 594 -14 -1 -0 -7 -3 -25 -2.7 19 -6 -0.9 .493 .497 -0.3 -1.1 1 $990,000
KCR (2 yrs) 137 406 -4 0 2 -5 -5 -11 -1.1 15 4 0.3 .491 .496 0.9 -1.0 9 $930,000
SDP (1 yr) 81 100 -7 0 1 -2 -0 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .489 .494 -0.4 -0.4 -4 $360,000

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
1995 30 LAD NL NLDS CIN L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 31 SDP NL NLDS STL L 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 0 0 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
1987 LAD NL 22 LF 10 8 4 67.2 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -44 1.60 1.20 .981 2.03 2.03
1987 LAD NL 22 OF 10 8 4 67.2 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -44 1.60 1.20 .981 2.19 2.18
1988 LAD NL 23 LF 4 0 0 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -16 0.00 0.00 2.11 2.12
1988 LAD NL 23 OF 4 0 0 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -16 0.00 0.00 2.35 2.30
1989 LAD NL 24 OF 19 13 5 120.1 27 26 1 0 1 1.000 4 37 2.02 1.42 .981 2.32 2.32
1989 LAD NL 24 LF 14 9 4 84.2 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 4 55 2.13 1.43 .981 2.15 2.15
1989 LAD NL 24 CF 5 4 1 31.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 2.03 1.40 .986 2.70 2.70
1989 LAD NL 24 RF 2 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.10
1990 LAD NL 25 OF 44 18 10 200.0 40 39 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -15 1.80 0.91 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 LAD NL 25 LF 32 11 8 136.0 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -26 1.72 0.81 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 LAD NL 25 RF 8 3 2 38.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.89 1.00 .981 2.23 2.20
1990 LAD NL 25 CF 5 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 32 1.73 1.00 .984 2.73 2.72
1991 LAD NL 26 OF 41 23 7 209.1 39 37 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -18 1.68 0.95 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 LAD NL 26 LF 30 13 4 125.0 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -30 2.02 0.93 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 LAD NL 26 RF 14 9 3 76.1 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 1.18 0.71 .980 2.06 2.05
1991 LAD NL 26 CF 2 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 1.12 0.50 .980 2.59 2.60
1992 KCR AL 27 OF 19 18 14 150.1 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 -5 -41 1.98 1.74 .983 2.47 2.46
1992 KCR AL 27 RF 14 14 11 115.1 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -59 1.64 1.50 .982 2.23 2.22
1992 KCR AL 27 LF 5 4 3 35.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 21 3.09 2.40 .981 2.29 2.28
1992 KCR AL 27 DH 2 2
1993 KCR AL 28 OF 83 73 49 618.0 156 149 6 1 0 .994 -0 -0 2.26 1.87 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 KCR AL 28 LF 66 61 40 504.0 127 121 5 1 0 .992 0 0 2.25 1.91 .984 2.23 2.21
1993 KCR AL 28 RF 19 12 9 114.0 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.29 1.53 .978 2.23 2.21
1993 KCR AL 28 DH 5 5
1993 KCR AL 28 1B 1 1 1 9.0 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 0 53 13.00 13.00 .993 9.60 9.50
1994 LAD NL 29 OF 20 9 3 83.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -43 1.51 0.70 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 LAD NL 29 LF 19 9 3 81.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -43 1.54 0.74 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 LAD NL 29 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1995 LAD NL 30 OF 17 11 4 93.2 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 2.02 1.24 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 LAD NL 30 LF 12 8 2 59.2 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.41 1.33 .972 1.87 1.86
1995 LAD NL 30 RF 5 3 2 34.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.59 1.20 .978 2.09 2.08
1995 LAD NL 30 1B 2 0 0 5.0 6 5 1 0 2 1.000 0 24 10.80 3.00 .993 9.72 9.65
1996 SDP NL 31 OF 29 7 2 103.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -31 1.75 0.69 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 SDP NL 31 RF 24 5 2 84.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -34 1.71 0.67 .974 2.06 2.05
1996 SDP NL 31 LF 5 2 0 18.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -19 1.93 0.80 .975 1.83 1.84
1996 SDP NL 31 1B 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 900 13.50 1.00 .990 9.45 9.60
10 Seasons OF 286 180 98 1653.2 362 351 10 1 1 .997 -15 -11 1.96 1.26 .982 2.34 2.31
10 Seasons LF 197 125 68 1120.0 259 251 7 1 1 .996 -7 -7 2.07 1.31 .982 2.15 2.13
8 Seasons RF 87 46 29 468.2 90 87 3 0 0 1.000 -9 -23 1.73 1.03 .979 2.16 2.13
3 Seasons CF 12 9 1 65.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 11 1.80 1.08 .985 2.70 2.69
3 Seasons 1B 4 1 1 14.2 20 17 3 0 3 1.000 1 82 12.27 5.00 .993 9.63 9.60
10 Seasons TOT 290 181 99 1668.1 382 368 13 1 4 .997 -14 -10 2.06 1.31 .983 2.40 2.41
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1960), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1076th), -1.2 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
198924Los Angeles Dodgers$80,0001989 USA Today survey
199025Los Angeles Dodgers$125,000USA Today
199126Los Angeles Dodgers$260,000USA Today survey
199227Kansas City Royals$425,0004/2/92 USA Today
199328Kansas City Royals$505,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $45,000 earned bonus
199429Los Angeles Dodgers$250,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199530Los Angeles Dodgers$275,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199631San Diego Padres$360,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $60,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,280,000
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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