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Mel Hall

Melvin Hall

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 16, 1960 in Lyons, NY
High Schools: Cayuga HS (Port Byron, NY), Port Byron HS (Cayuga, NY)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1978. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1981 (Age 20.352)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Yankees/Cubs/Giants 1981-1996
Agents: Dennis Gilbert [*]
Final Game: May 21, 1996 (Age 35.248)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1554. Mike Lansing… #1555. Mariano Duncan… #1556. Travis Lee… #1557. MEL HALL… #1558. Rollie Hemsley… #1559. Tom McCreery… #1560. Hod Ford… 

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
1981 20 CHC NL 10 12 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .364 .530 45 4 0 0 0 0 0 /87
1982 21 CHC NL 24 88 80 6 21 3 2 0 4 0 1 5 17 .263 .318 .350 .668 86 28 0 2 0 1 1 8
1983 22 CHC NL 112 458 410 60 116 23 5 17 56 6 6 42 101 .283 .352 .488 .840 127 200 4 3 1 2 6 *8/7 RoY-3
1984 23 TOT MLB 131 463 407 68 108 24 4 11 52 3 2 47 78 .265 .339 .425 .764 108 173 5 2 0 7 8 *79/D8
1984 23 CHC NL 48 164 150 25 42 11 3 4 22 2 1 12 23 .280 .329 .473 .803 117 71 2 0 0 2 3 9/87
1984 23 CLE AL 83 299 257 43 66 13 1 7 30 1 1 35 55 .257 .344 .397 .741 104 102 3 2 0 5 5 7/D98
1985 24 CLE AL 23 75 66 7 21 6 0 0 12 0 1 8 12 .318 .387 .409 .796 120 27 2 0 0 1 0 7/D9
1986 25 CLE AL 140 480 442 68 131 29 2 18 77 6 2 33 65 .296 .346 .493 .839 128 218 8 2 0 3 8 *79/D
1987 26 CLE AL 142 508 485 57 136 21 1 18 76 5 4 20 68 .280 .309 .439 .748 96 213 7 1 0 2 6 *7D
1988 27 CLE AL 150 553 515 69 144 32 4 6 71 7 3 28 50 .280 .312 .392 .704 95 202 8 0 2 8 12 *7/8D9
1989 28 NYY AL 113 391 361 54 94 9 0 17 58 0 0 21 37 .260 .295 .427 .721 103 154 9 0 1 8 4 7D9
1990 29 NYY AL 113 371 360 41 93 23 2 12 46 0 0 6 46 .258 .272 .433 .706 95 156 7 2 0 3 2 D79
1991 30 NYY AL 141 527 492 67 140 23 2 19 80 0 1 26 40 .285 .321 .455 .776 113 224 6 3 0 6 6 *97D
1992 31 NYY AL 152 622 583 67 163 36 3 15 81 4 2 29 53 .280 .310 .429 .739 107 250 13 1 0 9 4 *79D
1996 35 SFG NL 25 27 25 3 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .120 .148 .120 .268 -26 3 0 0 0 1 0 /79
13 Yrs 1276 4575 4237 568 1171 229 25 134 620 31 22 267 575 .276 .318 .437 .755 107 1852 69 16 4 51 57
162 Game Avg. 162 581 538 72 149 29 3 17 79 4 3 34 73 .276 .318 .437 .755 107 235 9 2 1 6 7
CLE (5 yrs) 538 1915 1765 244 498 101 8 49 266 19 11 124 250 .282 .328 .432 .759 106 762 28 5 2 19 31
CHC (4 yrs) 194 722 651 92 180 37 10 22 84 8 8 60 145 .276 .340 .465 .805 119 303 6 5 1 5 10
NYY (4 yrs) 519 1911 1796 229 490 91 7 63 265 4 3 82 176 .273 .303 .437 .739 105 784 35 6 1 26 16
SFG (1 yr) 25 27 25 3 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .120 .148 .120 .268 -26 3 0 0 0 1 0
AL (9 yrs) 1057 3826 3561 473 988 192 15 112 531 23 14 206 426 .277 .315 .434 .749 106 1546 63 11 3 45 47
NL (5 yrs) 219 749 676 95 183 37 10 22 89 8 8 61 149 .271 .333 .453 .786 113 306 6 5 1 6 10

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
1981 20 CHC NL 10 12 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /87
1982 21 CHC NL 24 88 -2 -1 0 -3 0 -6 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .475 .496 0.0 -0.4 1 8
1983 22 CHC NL 112 458 13 -3 2 1 1 14 1.4 16 29 3.0 .513 .509 2.8 0.2 28 *8/7 RoY-3
1984 23 CHC NL 48 164 2 -0 0 -1 -2 -0 -0.0 6 5 0.6 .500 .500 0.6 -0.3 6 9/87
1984 23 CLE AL 83 299 2 1 -0 -1 -4 -3 -0.3 10 7 0.7 .496 .498 0.9 -0.5 9 7/D98
1985 24 CLE AL 23 75 2 -0 0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.0 .491 .499 0.3 -0.4 3 $210,000 7/D9
1986 25 CLE AL 140 480 12 1 1 -8 -6 1 0.2 16 17 1.7 .500 .500 2.4 -1.3 25 $350,000 *79/D
1987 26 CLE AL 142 508 -8 -1 1 5 -6 -10 -0.9 17 7 0.7 .493 .494 0.2 -0.1 2 $550,000 *7D
1988 27 CLE AL 150 553 -7 0 2 -10 -6 -20 -2.0 19 -1 -0.2 .486 .487 0.8 -1.6 9 $725,000 *7/8D9
1989 28 NYY AL 113 391 2 -0 0 5 -6 -0 0.1 14 14 1.4 .500 .500 0.9 -0.1 9 $925,000 7D9
1990 29 NYY AL 113 371 -6 0 1 -7 -7 -19 -2.0 13 -6 -0.7 .482 .488 0.1 -1.5 1 $1,100,000 D79
1991 30 NYY AL 141 527 9 -2 2 -21 -6 -18 -1.7 19 1 0.1 .487 .489 2.2 -2.8 22 $1,100,000 *97D
1992 31 NYY AL 152 622 1 0 2 3 -7 0 0.1 23 23 2.3 .500 .500 2.0 -0.4 20 $1,300,000 *79D
1996 35 SFG NL 25 27 -4 0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .484 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $120,000 /79
13 Seasons 1276 4575 16 -5 11 -40 -50 -69 -6.6 160 92 8.7 .494 .496 12.9 -9.3 132 $6,380,000
CLE (5 yrs) 538 1915 1 1 3 -16 -22 -34 -3.2 65 31 2.9 .493 .494 4.6 -3.9 48 $1,835,000
CHC (4 yrs) 194 722 13 -5 3 -4 -1 6 0.6 25 31 3.1 .503 .505 3.4 -0.6 35
NYY (4 yrs) 519 1911 6 -1 5 -20 -26 -36 -3.5 69 33 3.1 .493 .494 5.2 -4.7 53 $4,425,000
SFG (1 yr) 25 27 -4 0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .484 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $120,000

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
1981 CHC NL 20 OF 3 0 0 8.1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -130 0.00 0.00 2.27 2.33
1981 CHC NL 20 CF 2 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -103 0.00 0.00 2.83 2.80
1981 CHC NL 20 LF 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -270 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1982 CHC NL 21 CF 22 21 18 178.2 49 41 5 3 1 .939 -3 -22 2.32 2.09 .983 2.66 2.67
1982 CHC NL 21 OF 22 21 18 178.2 49 42 4 3 1 .939 -3 -22 2.32 2.09 .978 2.25 2.26
1983 CHC NL 22 OF 112 103 88 908.1 250 239 8 3 2 .988 1 2 2.45 2.21 .980 2.27 2.26 RoY-3
1983 CHC NL 22 CF 108 98 85 873.1 239 229 7 3 2 .987 1 2 2.43 2.19 .983 2.78 2.77 RoY-3
1983 CHC NL 22 LF 5 5 3 35.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.83 2.20 .977 2.03 2.02 RoY-3
1984 TOT MLB 23 OF 115 98 67 862.2 224 212 8 4 2 .982 -2 -3 2.30 1.91 .982 2.42 2.40
1984 TOT MLB 23 LF 69 57 44 523.2 141 137 3 1 0 .993 -2 -5 2.41 2.03 .982 2.25 2.24
1984 TOT MLB 23 RF 46 40 23 327.0 75 68 5 2 2 .973 -0 -1 2.01 1.59 .979 2.09 2.08
1984 TOT MLB 23 CF 6 1 0 12.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 30 3.75 0.83 .987 2.78 2.75
1984 CHC NL 23 OF 46 42 24 337.0 77 69 5 3 2 .961 -1 -4 1.98 1.61 .979 2.27 2.26
1984 CHC NL 23 RF 40 38 21 294.0 68 61 5 2 2 .971 -0 -2 2.02 1.65 .979 2.07 2.06
1984 CHC NL 23 CF 5 0 0 8.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0 0 3.38 0.60 .988 2.70 2.70
1984 CHC NL 23 LF 5 4 3 35.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -21 1.03 0.80 .970 2.03 2.02
1984 CLE AL 23 OF 69 56 43 525.2 147 143 3 1 0 .993 -1 -3 2.50 2.12 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CLE AL 23 LF 64 53 41 488.2 137 133 3 1 0 .993 -2 -4 2.50 2.13 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 CLE AL 23 DH 9 9
1984 CLE AL 23 RF 6 2 2 33.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.91 1.17 .979 2.24 2.22
1984 CLE AL 23 CF 1 1 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 90 4.50 2.00 .985 2.92 3.00
1985 CLE AL 24 LF 15 13 11 108.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -29 1.50 1.20 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 CLE AL 24 OF 15 13 11 112.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -30 1.45 1.20 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 CLE AL 24 DH 5 4
1985 CLE AL 24 RF 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1986 CLE AL 25 OF 126 113 50 939.2 247 233 7 7 1 .972 -8 -10 2.30 1.90 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 CLE AL 25 LF 123 108 47 882.1 240 226 7 7 1 .971 -6 -8 2.38 1.89 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 CLE AL 25 RF 14 5 3 57.1 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -33 1.73 0.79 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 CLE AL 25 DH 6 1
1987 CLE AL 26 LF 122 109 96 964.1 271 264 4 3 2 .989 5 6 2.50 2.20 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 CLE AL 26 OF 122 109 96 964.1 270 264 3 3 2 .989 5 6 2.49 2.19 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 CLE AL 26 DH 14 6
1988 CLE AL 27 OF 141 124 113 1128.2 301 288 3 10 1 .967 -10 -10 2.32 2.06 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 CLE AL 27 LF 135 118 108 1070.2 275 263 3 9 1 .967 -11 -12 2.24 1.97 .977 2.26 2.24
1988 CLE AL 27 CF 7 3 2 33.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 0 4 3.55 1.86 .985 2.92 2.89
1988 CLE AL 27 DH 6 5
1988 CLE AL 27 RF 3 3 3 25.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 53 3.60 3.33 .974 2.23 2.23
1989 NYY AL 28 OF 75 64 52 561.2 145 141 3 1 2 .993 5 10 2.31 1.92 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 NYY AL 28 LF 46 41 37 362.2 85 83 1 1 1 .988 -0 -0 2.08 1.83 .977 2.16 2.14
1989 NYY AL 28 DH 34 28
1989 NYY AL 28 RF 31 23 15 199.0 62 60 2 0 1 1.000 5 29 2.80 2.00 .979 2.33 2.30
1990 NYY AL 29 DH 54 45
1990 NYY AL 29 OF 50 48 31 385.2 74 70 2 2 0 .973 -7 -21 1.68 1.44 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 NYY AL 29 LF 36 36 26 280.2 56 52 3 1 0 .982 -3 -13 1.76 1.53 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 NYY AL 29 RF 15 12 5 105.0 18 17 0 1 0 .944 -4 -42 1.46 1.13 .978 2.23 2.21
1991 NYY AL 30 OF 120 112 87 972.1 232 221 8 3 2 .987 -21 -25 2.12 1.91 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 NYY AL 30 RF 64 57 48 487.2 116 109 4 3 1 .974 -8 -21 2.09 1.77 .980 2.19 2.19
1991 NYY AL 30 LF 63 55 39 484.2 115 111 4 0 1 1.000 -12 -30 2.14 1.83 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 NYY AL 30 DH 11 11
1992 NYY AL 31 OF 136 130 117 1162.1 296 283 10 3 2 .990 3 3 2.27 2.15 .983 2.47 2.46
1992 NYY AL 31 LF 99 96 90 860.1 229 218 9 2 1 .991 1 1 2.37 2.29 .981 2.29 2.28
1992 NYY AL 31 RF 37 34 27 302.0 65 63 1 1 1 .985 2 8 1.91 1.73 .982 2.23 2.22
1992 NYY AL 31 DH 11 9
1996 SFG NL 35 OF 4 1 1 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -17 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.12
1996 SFG NL 35 LF 3 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.83
1996 SFG NL 35 RF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
13 Seasons OF 1041 936 731 8198.2 2106 2011 56 39 15 .981 -40 -6 2.27 1.99 .981 2.39 2.37
12 Seasons LF 717 638 501 5579.2 1441 1382 35 24 7 .983 -31 -7 2.29 1.98 .978 2.22 2.19
9 Seasons RF 212 175 125 1515.0 358 338 13 7 5 .980 -7 -5 2.09 1.66 .980 2.19 2.18
5 Seasons CF 145 123 105 1104.0 308 288 12 8 3 .974 -2 -2 2.45 2.07 .983 2.77 2.76
13 Seasons TOT 1041 936 731 8198.2 2106 2011 56 39 15 .981 -40 -6 2.27 1.99 .981 2.39 2.37
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1983 August NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1987 Sep 13th AL Player of the Week
1992 Jun 21st AL Player of the Week

Doubles s c a p y
1992 AL  36 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1988 AL  8 (4th)
1992 AL  9 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1991 AL  12.3 (10th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  122 (5th)
1988 AL  135 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  264 (3rd)
1988 AL  263 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  7 (4th)
1992 AL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  1 (4th)
1987 AL  2 (4th)
1991 AL  1 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  2 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 NL  2 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1988 AL  10 (4th)

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

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1986 AL  2.38 (3rd)
1987 AL  2.50 (1st)
1988 AL  2.24 (5th)
1992 AL  2.37 (5th)
Career  2.29 (12th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  2.20 (1st)
1992 AL  2.29 (3rd)
Career  1.98 (88th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  .971 (4th)
1987 AL  .989 (1st)
1988 AL  .967 (4th)
Career  .983 (54th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 AL  5 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1983 NL  .988 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1981 NL  born 1960-09-16 (5th)
1982 NL  born 1960-09-16 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2196), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2286), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1607), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (216th), 8.7 career WAR/10.4 7yr-peak WAR/9.5 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 24 Cleveland Indians $210,000* ?
1986 25 Cleveland Indians $350,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Cleveland Indians $550,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 Cleveland Indians $725,000* ?
1989 28 New York Yankees $925,000* ?
1990 29 New York Yankees $1,100,000 ? USA Today
1991 30 New York Yankees $1,100,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 31 New York Yankees $1,300,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $200,000 incentives
1996 35 San Francisco Giants $120,000 ? 1996 AP survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,380,000
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $280,000 - 1985 USA Today survey - 1985 USA Today survey says $280,000
*1988 - $825,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $875,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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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