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Brian Harper

Brian David Harper

Positions: Catcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 16, 1959 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: San Pedro HS (San Pedro, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1979 (Age 19.348)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Pirates/Brewers/Cardinals/Tigers/... 1979-1995
Agents: Nick Lampros [*]
Final Game: April 29, 1995 (Age 35.195)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1270. Darby O'Brien… #1271. Les Mann… #1272. Ed McFarland… #1273. BRIAN HARPER… #1274. Tony Bernazard… #1275. Ivan Calderon… #1276. Walt Wilmot… 

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 19 CAL AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /D
1981 21 CAL AL 4 12 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .250 .273 .523 52 3 0 0 0 1 0 /D79
1982 22 PIT NL 20 31 29 4 8 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 4 .276 .300 .517 .817 122 15 1 0 1 0 1 /7
1983 23 PIT NL 61 140 131 16 29 4 1 7 20 0 0 2 15 .221 .232 .427 .659 77 56 3 1 2 4 0 7/39
1984 24 PIT NL 46 121 112 4 29 4 0 2 11 0 0 5 11 .259 .300 .348 .648 82 39 4 2 1 1 0 7/92
1985 25 STL NL 43 55 52 5 13 4 0 0 8 0 0 2 3 .250 .273 .327 .600 68 17 2 0 0 1 0 /75923
1986 26 DET AL 19 41 36 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 .139 .200 .167 .367 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 9/D32
1987 27 OAK AL 11 19 17 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .235 .222 .294 .516 40 5 1 0 1 1 0 /D7
1988 28 MIN AL 60 182 166 15 49 11 1 3 20 0 3 10 12 .295 .344 .428 .772 114 71 12 3 2 1 1 2/D5
1989 29 MIN AL 126 412 385 43 125 24 0 8 57 2 4 13 16 .325 .353 .449 .802 119 173 11 6 4 4 3 2D/935
1990 30 MIN AL 134 509 479 61 141 42 3 6 54 3 2 19 27 .294 .328 .432 .760 107 207 20 7 0 4 2 *2D/53
1991 31 MIN AL 123 469 441 54 137 28 1 10 69 1 2 14 22 .311 .336 .447 .783 111 197 14 6 2 6 3 *2/D37
1992 32 MIN AL 140 546 502 58 154 25 0 9 73 0 1 26 22 .307 .343 .410 .753 109 206 15 7 1 10 7 *2/D
1993 33 MIN AL 147 573 530 52 161 26 1 12 73 1 3 29 29 .304 .347 .425 .772 107 225 15 9 0 5 9 *2/D
1994 34 MIL AL 64 267 251 23 73 15 0 4 32 0 2 9 18 .291 .318 .398 .717 81 100 8 3 0 4 1 D2/97
1995 35 OAK AL 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
16 Yrs 1001 3386 3151 339 931 186 7 63 428 8 17 133 188 .295 .329 .419 .748 103 1320 107 44 15 43 27
162 Game Avg. 162 548 510 55 151 30 1 10 69 1 3 22 30 .295 .329 .419 .748 103 214 17 7 2 7 4
MIN (6 yrs) 730 2691 2503 283 767 156 6 48 346 7 15 111 128 .306 .342 .431 .773 110 1079 87 38 9 30 25
PIT (3 yrs) 127 292 272 24 66 9 1 11 35 0 0 8 30 .243 .267 .404 .672 84 110 8 3 4 5 1
OAK (2 yrs) 13 26 24 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 .167 .160 .208 .368 -0 5 1 0 1 1 0
CAL (2 yrs) 5 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .231 .214 .231 .445 28 3 0 0 0 1 0
STL (1 yr) 43 55 52 5 13 4 0 0 8 0 0 2 3 .250 .273 .327 .600 68 17 2 0 0 1 0
DET (1 yr) 19 41 36 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 .139 .200 .167 .367 2 6 1 0 1 1 0
MIL (1 yr) 64 267 251 23 73 15 0 4 32 0 2 9 18 .291 .318 .398 .717 81 100 8 3 0 4 1
AL (12 yrs) 831 3039 2827 310 852 173 6 52 385 8 17 123 155 .301 .336 .422 .758 105 1193 97 41 11 37 26
NL (4 yrs) 170 347 324 29 79 13 1 11 43 0 0 10 33 .244 .268 .392 .660 82 127 10 3 4 6 1

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 19 CAL AL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .431 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /D
1981 21 CAL AL 4 12 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .468 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /D79
1982 22 PIT NL 20 31 0 0 -0 1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /7
1983 23 PIT NL 61 140 -3 0 1 -2 -1 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .491 .497 0.1 -0.3 2 7/39
1984 24 PIT NL 46 121 -3 -1 -0 3 -1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.2 -1 7/92
1985 25 STL NL 43 55 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $135,000 /75923
1986 26 DET AL 19 41 -5 -0 -0 1 -1 -6 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .468 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5 9/D32
1987 27 OAK AL 11 19 -2 -0 -0 -0 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $70,000 /D7
1988 28 MIN AL 60 182 2 -2 -2 4 2 5 0.6 6 11 1.1 .509 .503 0.8 0.7 7 $90,000 2/D5
1989 29 MIN AL 126 412 11 -2 -1 1 4 12 1.4 15 26 2.8 .510 .508 2.7 0.6 26 $147,500 2D/935
1990 30 MIN AL 134 509 5 -1 -3 2 6 10 1.0 18 28 2.8 .508 .506 2.7 0.9 26 $500,000 *2D/53
1991 31 MIN AL 123 469 10 -1 -2 -11 7 3 0.4 17 20 2.0 .503 .502 3.2 -0.4 31 $625,000 *2/D37
1992 32 MIN AL 140 546 4 -0 -2 -7 8 3 0.4 20 23 2.3 .502 .502 3.1 0.1 30 $2,500,000 *2/D
1993 33 MIN AL 147 573 5 -3 -2 -4 8 3 0.3 21 25 2.4 .502 .502 2.9 0.3 29 $2,400,000 *2/D
1994 34 MIL AL 64 267 -8 -3 -1 -0 -2 -14 -1.3 10 -4 -0.4 .479 .492 -0.3 -0.2 -4 $1,000,000 D2/97
1995 35 OAK AL 2 7 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .402 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
16 Seasons 1001 3386 11 -13 -13 -14 29 1 0.6 123 124 12.3 .500 .502 13.9 1.7 138 $7,467,500
MIN (6 yrs) 730 2691 37 -9 -12 -16 35 36 4.1 98 134 13.4 .505 .504 15.2 2.2 149 $6,262,500
PIT (3 yrs) 127 292 -5 -1 0 2 -2 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.1 -0.0 2
OAK (2 yrs) 13 26 -4 -0 -0 -0 -1 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .463 .498 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $70,000
CAL (2 yrs) 5 14 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .460 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1
STL (1 yr) 43 55 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $135,000
DET (1 yr) 19 41 -5 -0 -0 1 -1 -6 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .468 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5
MIL (1 yr) 64 267 -8 -3 -1 -0 -2 -14 -1.3 10 -4 -0.4 .479 .492 -0.3 -0.2 -4 $1,000,000

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
1985 25 STL NL NLCS LAD W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 25 STL NL WS KCR L 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991 31 MIN AL ALCS TOR W 5 18 18 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .278 .278 .389 .667 7 0 0 0 0 0
1991 ❍ 31 MIN AL WS ATL W 7 23 21 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .381 .435 .476 .911 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 17 46 44 3 14 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 .318 .348 .409 .757 18 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 5 18 18 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .278 .278 .389 .667 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 11 27 25 2 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .360 .407 .440 .847 11 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1979 CAL AL 19 DH 1 0
1981 CAL AL 21 OF 2 2 1 16.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -0 -38 2.81 2.50 .983 2.48 2.45
1981 CAL AL 21 DH 1 1
1981 CAL AL 21 LF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -51 2.57 2.00 .980 2.44 2.40
1981 CAL AL 21 RF 1 1 1 9.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -0 -27 3.00 3.00 .980 2.20 2.20
1982 PIT NL 22 LF 8 4 3 43.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 2.28 1.38 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 PIT NL 22 OF 8 4 3 43.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 2.08 1.25 .978 2.24 2.26
1983 PIT NL 23 OF 35 28 11 228.1 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -11 1.58 1.14 .980 2.27 2.26
1983 PIT NL 23 LF 34 28 11 226.1 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -10 1.59 1.18 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 PIT NL 23 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.90
1983 PIT NL 23 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1984 PIT NL 24 OF 37 32 9 221.1 52 48 3 1 0 .981 2 11 2.07 1.38 .979 2.27 2.26
1984 PIT NL 24 LF 34 30 8 206.0 48 44 3 1 0 .979 2 12 2.05 1.38 .971 2.03 2.02
1984 PIT NL 24 RF 4 2 1 15.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.93 1.25 .980 2.05 2.05
1984 PIT NL 24 C 2 1 1 10.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 8.10 4.50 .986 6.57 6.50 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
1985 STL NL 25 OF 13 3 1 33.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.18 0.62 .979 2.21 2.20
1985 STL NL 25 LF 7 1 0 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 2.08 0.43 .977 1.94 1.91
1985 STL NL 25 3B 6 3 0 30.0 10 5 5 0 0 1.000 0 4 3.00 1.67 .948 2.88 2.88
1985 STL NL 25 RF 6 2 1 20.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.70 1.00 .978 2.02 2.02
1985 STL NL 25 C 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.40 0 0 0 0 0
1985 STL NL 25 1B 1 0 0 1.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 13.50 2.00 .995 10.12 10.00
1986 DET AL 26 OF 11 7 2 56.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 1 17 2.09 1.18 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 DET AL 26 RF 11 7 2 56.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 1 17 2.09 1.18 .975 2.11 2.08
1986 DET AL 26 DH 6 1
1986 DET AL 26 1B 2 1 1 9.0 9 7 2 0 2 1.000 0 13 9.00 4.50 .991 9.40 9.35
1986 DET AL 26 C 2 0 0 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.50 .988 6.66 6.55 0 1 0 0 0
1987 OAK AL 27 DH 7 4
1987 OAK AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1987 OAK AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1988 MIN AL 28 C 48 41 37 361.0 224 207 15 2 0 .991 4 13 5.53 4.63 .989 6.22 6.16 3 5 22 12 35% 31% 2
1988 MIN AL 28 DH 5 3
1988 MIN AL 28 3B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 0.50 .950 2.70 2.70
1989 MIN AL 29 C 101 86 71 755.2 502 456 35 11 7 .978 2 3 5.85 4.86 .989 6.24 6.17 5 13 53 26 33% 31% 0
1989 MIN AL 29 DH 19 15
1989 MIN AL 29 OF 3 1 1 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.69 1.00 .980 2.42 2.40
1989 MIN AL 29 RF 3 1 1 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.69 1.00 .980 2.31 2.30
1989 MIN AL 29 1B 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.00 1.00 .995 9.90 9.70
1989 MIN AL 29 3B 2 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 1.00 .945 2.70 2.70
1990 MIN AL 30 C 120 115 92 985.2 736 672 53 11 5 .985 1 1 6.62 6.04 .991 6.42 6.35 5 38 86 50 37% 34% 1
1990 MIN AL 30 DH 11 11
1990 MIN AL 30 3B 3 0 0 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 200 9.00 1.00 .943 2.70 2.73
1990 MIN AL 30 1B 2 2 1 17.0 16 13 3 0 0 1.000 1 42 8.47 8.00 .992 9.64 9.55
1991 MIN AL 31 C 119 114 90 990.0 683 642 33 8 7 .988 -11 -13 6.14 5.67 .990 6.49 6.48 9 36 98 28 22% 34% 0
1991 MIN AL 31 DH 2 1
1991 MIN AL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1991 MIN AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1991 MIN AL 31 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1992 MIN AL 32 C 133 128 110 1114.0 815 744 58 13 8 .984 -7 -8 6.48 6.03 .989 6.20 6.18 12 44 118 50 30% 34% 0
1992 MIN AL 32 DH 2 2
1993 MIN AL 33 C 134 129 115 1125.2 810 736 64 10 6 .988 -4 -4 6.40 5.97 .991 6.56 6.50 18 33 114 55 33% 36% 3
1993 MIN AL 33 DH 7 7
1994 MIL AL 34 DH 36 36
1994 MIL AL 34 C 25 24 20 216.0 158 141 14 3 2 .981 -1 -6 6.46 6.20 .991 6.79 6.74 3 8 30 9 23% 31% 2
1994 MIL AL 34 OF 3 3 1 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 32 0.95 0.67 .980 2.37 2.33
1994 MIL AL 34 RF 3 2 1 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 37 0.69 0.33 .980 2.22 2.17
1994 MIL AL 34 LF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1995 OAK AL 35 C 2 1 1 13.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.15 3.00 .990 6.72 6.65 0 1 0 0 0
11 Seasons C 688 639 537 5578.0 3948 3618 272 58 35 .985 -15 -3 6.28 5.65 .990 6.40 6.35 55 179 521 231 31% 34% 8
10 Seasons OF 114 80 29 635.0 135 129 3 3 0 .978 0 0 1.87 1.16 .980 2.29 2.27
11 Seasons DH 97 81
8 Seasons LF 87 65 22 503.2 105 101 3 1 0 .990 1 1 1.86 1.20 .974 2.04 2.03
7 Seasons RF 29 15 7 131.1 34 30 2 2 0 .941 -0 -5 2.19 1.10 .978 2.12 2.10
4 Seasons 3B 13 3 0 41.0 16 8 8 0 0 1.000 0 12 3.51 1.23 .947 2.83 2.79
6 Seasons 1B 9 3 2 32.1 30 25 5 0 2 1.000 1 22 8.35 3.33 .992 9.63 9.64
16 Seasons TOT 824 725 568 6286.1 4129 3780 288 61 37 .985 -14 -3 5.82 4.94 .990 5.97 5.76 55 179 521 231 31% 34% 8
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1992 Jun 28th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
1992 AL  .307 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1990 AL  42 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1989 AL  6 (9th)
1990 AL  7 (4th)
1993 AL  9 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1992 AL  10 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1990 AL  20 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1990 AL  17.7 (1st)
1992 AL  22.8 (1st)
1993 AL  18.3 (2nd)
Career  16.8 (213th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1990 AL  120 (5th)
1992 AL  133 (2nd)
1993 AL  134 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1990 AL  672 (4th)
1992 AL  744 (4th)
1993 AL  736 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1989 AL  11 (1st)
1990 AL  11 (3rd)
1991 AL  8 (5th)
1992 AL  13 (2nd)
1993 AL  10 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1989 AL  7 (3rd)
1992 AL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1992 AL  12 (1st)
1993 AL  18 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1990 AL  86 (3rd)
1991 AL  98 (2nd)
1992 AL  118 (1st)
1993 AL  114 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1990 AL  50 (2nd)
1992 AL  50 (4th)
1993 AL  55 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1988 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1992 AL  6.48 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1992 AL  6.03 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1979 AL  born 1959-10-16 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (927), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (546), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (132nd), 12.3 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1985 25 St. Louis Cardinals $135,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1987 27 Oakland Athletics $70,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 28 Minnesota Twins $90,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 29 Minnesota Twins $147,500 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 Minnesota Twins $500,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 Minnesota Twins $625,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 32 Minnesota Twins $2,500,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 33 Minnesota Twins $2,400,000 ? USA Today
1994 34 Milwaukee Brewers $1,000,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,467,500
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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