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Mike Heath

Michael Thomas Heath

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 5, 1955 in Tampa, FL
High School: Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1978 (Age 23.118)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Cardinals/Braves/Yankees 1978-1991

Final Game: July 2, 1991 (Age 36.147)
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Standard Batting

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
1978 23 NYY AL 33 99 92 6 21 3 1 0 8 0 0 4 9 .228 .265 .283 .548 57 26 1 1 1 1 0 2
1979 24 OAK AL 74 286 258 19 66 8 0 3 27 1 0 17 18 .256 .304 .322 .626 74 83 14 3 3 5 1 792/5D
1980 25 OAK AL 92 329 305 27 74 10 2 1 33 3 3 16 28 .243 .280 .298 .578 65 91 7 0 7 1 2 2D/79
1981 26 OAK AL 84 321 301 26 71 7 1 8 30 3 3 13 36 .236 .269 .346 .615 81 104 9 1 5 1 1 *2/79
1982 27 OAK AL 101 351 318 43 77 18 4 3 39 8 3 27 36 .242 .298 .352 .650 83 112 3 0 2 4 3 27/59
1983 28 OAK AL 96 366 345 45 97 17 0 6 33 3 4 18 59 .281 .318 .383 .700 98 132 9 1 1 1 4 29/5D7
1984 29 OAK AL 140 508 475 49 118 21 5 13 64 7 4 26 72 .248 .287 .396 .682 94 188 14 1 2 4 2 297/5D6
1985 30 OAK AL 138 492 436 71 109 18 6 13 55 7 7 41 63 .250 .313 .408 .722 103 178 13 1 10 4 0 *2975
1986 31 TOT MLB 95 319 288 30 65 11 1 8 36 6 4 27 53 .226 .292 .354 .647 77 102 6 1 1 2 4 2/579
1986 31 STL NL 65 216 190 19 39 8 1 4 25 2 3 23 36 .205 .293 .321 .614 70 61 5 1 1 1 4 2/79
1986 31 DET AL 30 103 98 11 26 3 0 4 11 4 1 4 17 .265 .291 .418 .710 91 41 1 0 0 1 0 2/5
1987 32 DET AL 93 297 270 34 76 16 0 8 33 1 5 21 42 .281 .339 .430 .769 106 116 5 3 1 1 0 29/357648D
1988 33 DET AL 86 241 219 24 54 7 2 5 18 1 0 18 32 .247 .307 .365 .672 91 80 6 1 3 0 0 2/9
1989 34 DET AL 122 429 396 38 104 16 2 10 43 7 1 24 71 .263 .308 .389 .697 98 154 18 4 1 4 2 *2/57D
1990 35 DET AL 122 398 370 46 100 18 2 7 38 7 6 19 71 .270 .311 .386 .697 94 143 12 4 2 3 0 *2/9D6
1991 36 ATL NL 49 150 139 4 29 3 1 1 12 0 0 7 26 .209 .250 .266 .516 42 37 4 1 2 1 5 2
14 Yrs 1325 4586 4212 462 1061 173 27 86 469 54 40 278 616 .252 .300 .367 .667 88 1546 121 22 41 32 24
162 Game Avg. 162 561 515 56 130 21 3 11 57 7 5 34 75 .252 .300 .367 .667 88 189 15 3 5 4 3
OAK (7 yrs) 725 2653 2438 280 612 99 18 47 281 32 24 158 312 .251 .296 .364 .660 88 888 69 7 30 20 13
DET (5 yrs) 453 1468 1353 153 360 60 6 34 143 20 13 86 233 .266 .314 .395 .708 97 534 42 12 7 9 2
ATL (1 yr) 49 150 139 4 29 3 1 1 12 0 0 7 26 .209 .250 .266 .516 42 37 4 1 2 1 5
STL (1 yr) 65 216 190 19 39 8 1 4 25 2 3 23 36 .205 .293 .321 .614 70 61 5 1 1 1 4
NYY (1 yr) 33 99 92 6 21 3 1 0 8 0 0 4 9 .228 .265 .283 .548 57 26 1 1 1 1 0
AL (13 yrs) 1211 4220 3883 439 993 162 25 81 432 52 37 248 554 .256 .302 .373 .675 90 1448 112 20 38 30 15
NL (2 yrs) 114 366 329 23 68 11 2 5 37 2 3 30 62 .207 .275 .298 .573 58 98 9 2 3 2 9

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
1978 23 NYY AL 33 99 -6 -1 1 -1 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.1 0.1 -0 2
1979 24 OAK AL 74 286 -9 1 -1 -4 -1 -14 -1.4 10 -4 -0.5 .480 .491 -0.0 -0.5 0 792/5D
1980 25 OAK AL 92 329 -13 -0 0 6 -0 -8 -0.7 11 4 0.3 .491 .495 -0.3 0.7 -2 2D/79
1981 26 OAK AL 84 321 -4 -1 -0 4 5 3 0.4 11 14 1.4 .504 .502 1.1 0.9 11 *2/79
1982 27 OAK AL 101 351 -9 2 1 -2 6 -3 -0.2 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 1.1 0.3 12 27/59
1983 28 OAK AL 96 366 -1 -3 -0 -2 4 -3 -0.2 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 1.2 0.2 12 29/5D7
1984 29 OAK AL 140 508 -4 -0 -2 4 5 3 0.4 17 21 2.0 .502 .502 1.7 0.9 16 297/5D6
1985 30 OAK AL 138 492 6 -2 -2 4 5 12 1.3 17 29 2.9 .509 .508 2.5 1.0 25 $425,000 *2975
1986 31 STL NL 65 216 -9 -2 0 0 3 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .488 .495 -0.1 0.3 0 $533,333 2/79
1986 31 DET AL 30 103 -2 1 1 -2 2 0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.5 0.0 5 2/5
1987 32 DET AL 93 297 5 -2 0 1 3 7 0.7 10 17 1.7 .507 .504 1.6 0.4 16 $650,000 29/357648D
1988 33 DET AL 86 241 -1 -0 -1 -2 4 -1 -0.0 8 8 0.8 .499 .500 1.0 0.2 10 $400,000 2/9
1989 34 DET AL 122 429 -1 1 -2 5 7 10 1.2 15 26 2.7 .509 .507 2.1 1.3 20 $425,000 *2/57D
1990 35 DET AL 122 398 -1 1 -0 -10 6 -5 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .496 .497 2.0 -0.4 19 $600,000 *2/9D6
1991 36 ATL NL 49 150 -10 1 -0 -3 2 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .476 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $950,000 2
14 Seasons 1325 4586 -58 -6 -5 -3 53 -20 -1.6 158 139 13.4 .498 .500 13.9 5.4 142 $3,983,333
OAK (7 yrs) 725 2653 -34 -4 -4 8 24 -9 -0.5 91 82 8.0 .499 .500 7.2 3.5 74 $425,000
DET (5 yrs) 453 1468 1 -1 -2 -8 21 12 1.5 52 64 6.3 .503 .502 7.2 1.5 71 $2,075,000
ATL (1 yr) 49 150 -10 1 -0 -3 2 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .476 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $950,000
STL (1 yr) 65 216 -9 -2 0 0 3 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .488 .495 -0.1 0.3 0 $533,333
NYY (1 yr) 33 99 -6 -1 1 -1 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.1 0.1 -0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1978 23 NYY AL 99 74 7 2.5 91 .250 .228 .258 .265 .322 .283 .380 .548 .702 57 .273 -5.4 -0.6 .431 .098 .054
1979 24 OAK AL 286 214 23 2.9 97 .260 .256 .262 .304 .326 .322 .397 .626 .723 74 .288 -8.5 -0.8 .505 .136 .066 1.5
1980 25 OAK AL 329 249 24 2.6 92 .264 .243 .259 .280 .320 .298 .385 .578 .705 65 .260 -14.4 -1.4 .444 .108 .056 1.5
1981 26 OAK AL 321 248 25 2.7 84 .244 .236 .249 .269 .313 .346 .362 .615 .675 81 .319 -8.4 -0.9 .488 .153 .110 4.4
1982 27 OAK AL 351 253 35 3.7 93 .261 .242 .257 .298 .320 .352 .392 .650 .712 83 .405 -6.6 -0.7 .583 .211 .110 4.4
1983 28 OAK AL 366 263 39 4.0 92 .324 .281 .257 .318 .318 .383 .388 .700 .706 98 .438 -0.8 -0.1 .575 .151 .101 4.0
1984 29 OAK AL 508 381 50 3.5 90 .266 .248 .254 .287 .316 .396 .383 .682 .699 94 .388 -4.6 -0.5 .581 .208 .147 9.1
1985 30 OAK AL 492 361 53 3.9 92 .264 .250 .252 .313 .316 .408 .391 .722 .707 103 .430 2.2 0.2 .634 .252 .158 9.1
1986 31 TOT MLB 319 236 29 3.3 98 .249 .226 .261 .292 .331 .354 .399 .647 .730 77 .369 -9.6 -1.0 .567 .229 .128 6.9
1986 31 STL NL 216 161 17 2.9 97 .232 .205 .261 .293 .332 .321 .394 .614 .726 70 .320 -7.9 -0.8 .528 .232 .116 2.7
1986 31 DET AL 103 75 12 4.3 100 .282 .265 .262 .291 .330 .418 .408 .710 .737 91 .460 -1.7 -0.2 .649 .224 .153 4.0
1987 32 DET AL 297 206 38 4.9 102 .308 .281 .260 .339 .328 .430 .418 .769 .746 106 .495 2.7 0.2 .667 .211 .148 1.8
1988 33 DET AL 241 174 24 3.7 91 .269 .247 .255 .307 .319 .365 .384 .672 .703 91 .419 -3.0 -0.3 .585 .205 .119 1.7
1989 34 DET AL 429 316 44 3.7 92 .295 .263 .258 .308 .323 .389 .380 .697 .703 98 .431 -2.1 -0.2 .605 .202 .126 8.2
1990 35 DET AL 398 293 41 3.7 95 .315 .270 .260 .311 .329 .386 .389 .697 .718 94 .428 -4.1 -0.4 .580 .170 .116 7.0
1991 36 ATL NL 150 117 9 2.1 98 .248 .209 .264 .250 .333 .266 .396 .516 .729 42 .216 -11.4 -1.2 .395 .108 .058 .0
14 Yrs 4586 3385 441 3.5 93 .275 .252 .257 .300 .322 .367 .388 .667 .710 88 .386 -74.0 -7.5 .562 .184 .115 66.3
162 Game Avg. 561 414 54 3.5 93 .275 .252 .257 .300 .322 .367 .388 .667 .710 88 .386 -74.0 -7.5 .562 .184 .115 8
OAK (7 yrs) 2653 1969 249 3.4 91 .269 .251 .255 .296 .318 .364 .386 .660 .704 88 .371 -41.2 -4.1 .553 .181 .113 38.1
DET (5 yrs) 1468 1064 159 4.0 95 .298 .266 .259 .314 .325 .395 .393 .708 .718 97 .444 -8.1 -0.8 .610 .197 .129 25.2
ATL (1 yr) 150 117 9 2.1 98 .248 .209 .264 .250 .333 .266 .396 .516 .729 42 .216 -11.4 -1.2 .395 .108 .058 .0
STL (1 yr) 216 161 17 2.9 97 .232 .205 .261 .293 .332 .321 .394 .614 .726 70 .319 -7.9 -0.8 .528 .232 .116 2.7
NYY (1 yr) 99 74 7 2.5 91 .250 .228 .258 .265 .322 .283 .380 .548 .702 57 .273 -5.4 -0.6 .431 .098 .054
AL (13 yrs) 4220 3107 415 3.6 93 .278 .256 .257 .302 .321 .373 .388 .675 .709 90 .395 -54.7 -5.5 .570 .185 .117 63.3
NL (2 yrs) 366 278 26 2.5 98 .239 .207 .263 .275 .332 .298 .395 .573 .727 58 .277 -19.3 -2.0 .473 .179 .091 2.9

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
1978 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS LAD W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 OAK AL ALDS KCR W 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 OAK AL ALCS NYY L 3 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 2 0 0 0 0 0
1987 32 DET AL ALCS MIN L 3 8 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000 5 0 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 9 22 21 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 .190 .190 .333 .524 7 0 0 1 0 0
1 ALDS 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 6 14 13 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .308 .308 .538 .846 7 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1978 23 NYY AL 99 0.0% 9.1% 4.0% 4.0% 19% 2.25 10.2 11.5 2.10 85%
1979 24 OAK AL 286 1.1% 6.3% 5.9% 3.9% 17% 1.06 14.3 86.0 9.6 1.76 85%
1980 25 OAK AL 329 0.3% 8.5% 4.9% 4.0% 18% 1.75 10.9 305.0 9.2 1.17 84%
1981 26 OAK AL 321 2.5% 11.2% 4.1% 5.0% 23% 2.77 8.4 37.6 10.0 1.11 80%
1982 27 OAK AL 351 0.9% 10.3% 7.7% 7.1% 33% 1.33 8.8 106.0 8.2 0.99 81%
1983 28 OAK AL 366 1.6% 16.1% 4.9% 6.3% 24% 3.28 5.8 57.5 10.5 1.18 77%
1984 29 OAK AL 508 2.6% 14.2% 5.1% 7.7% 33% 2.77 6.6 36.5 7.4 1.27 78%
1985 30 OAK AL 492 2.6% 12.8% 8.3% 7.5% 34% 1.54 6.9 33.5 7.9 1.25 74%
1986 31 TOT MLB 319 2.5% 16.6% 8.5% 6.3% 31% 1.96 5.4 36.0 8.0 1.11 72%
1986 31 STL NL 216 1.9% 16.7% 10.7% 6.0% 33% 1.57 5.3 47.5 7.6 1.30 70%
1986 31 DET AL 103 3.9% 16.5% 3.9% 6.8% 27% 4.25 5.8 24.5 8.9 0.78 76%
1987 32 DET AL 297 2.7% 14.1% 7.1% 8.1% 32% 2.00 6.4 33.8 8.2 1.19 74%
1988 33 DET AL 241 2.1% 13.3% 7.5% 5.8% 26% 1.78 6.8 43.8 12.2 1.14 1.71 76% 20% 7.2% 21%
1989 34 DET AL 429 2.3% 16.6% 5.6% 6.5% 27% 2.96 5.6 39.6 9.2 0.86 1.19 74% 18% 6.8% 15%
1990 35 DET AL 398 1.8% 17.8% 4.8% 6.8% 27% 3.74 5.2 52.9 9.7 1.01 1.51 74% 21% 5.5% 14%
1991 36 ATL NL 150 0.7% 17.3% 4.7% 3.3% 17% 3.71 5.3 139.0 11.6 1.17 1.65 75% 16% 2.3% 15%
14 Yrs 4586 1.9% 13.4% 6.1% 6.2% 27% 2.22 6.8 49.0 9.0 1.00 1.28 77% 19% 5.9% 16%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.0% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 1.65 6.4 42.5 8.5 0.80 1.08 74% 20% 6.5% 24%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1978 23 NYY AL -5.4 -0.6 99 -0.6 0.8 -1.4 .79 -0.6 -0.1 -7.5 -0.8 1.02 -6.5 0
1979 24 OAK AL -8.5 -0.8 288 -0.6 5.2 -5.9 1.12 -0.6 0.0 -11.0 -1.1 0.96 -9.5 2.59 5
1980 25 OAK AL -14.4 -1.4 338 -1.4 3.9 -5.3 .91 -1.6 -0.0 -11.3 -1.2 0.95 -16.0 1.23 6
1981 26 OAK AL -8.4 -0.9 332 -0.3 5.3 -5.6 .98 -0.8 0.5 -7.1 -0.8 0.94 -8.1 0.99 4
1982 27 OAK AL -6.6 -0.7 363 0.3 6.2 -6.0 1.03 -0.4 0.7 1.1 0.1 0.92 -7.1 1.28 2
1983 28 OAK AL -0.8 -0.1 376 -0.4 6.5 -6.9 1.04 -0.3 -0.1 -4.3 -0.4 0.92 -3.1 1.86 3
1984 29 OAK AL -4.6 -0.5 525 -0.2 9.3 -9.5 1.04 -0.6 0.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.96 -5.7 1.36 10
1985 30 OAK AL 2.2 0.2 510 0.5 8.9 -8.4 .97 -0.2 0.7 8.3 0.8 0.95 0.9 2.78 5
1986 31 TOT MLB -9.6 -1.0 335 -0.6 5.8 -6.4 1.10 -0.7 0.1 -5.9 -0.6 1.00 -7.0 2.28 4
1986 31 STL NL -7.9 -0.8 224 -0.8 3.9 -4.7 1.18 -0.8 0.2 -5.2 -0.5 1.00 -6.9 2.46 3
1986 31 DET AL -1.7 -0.2 111 0.1 1.8 -1.7 .95 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 1.01 -0.1 1.75 1
1987 32 DET AL 2.7 0.2 310 -0.3 4.8 -5.1 .93 0.1 -0.4 3.4 0.3 0.94 0.6 1.85 12
1988 33 DET AL -3.0 -0.3 247 -0.9 3.7 -4.5 1.00 0.1 -1.0 -2.3 -0.2 0.90 0.7 1.72 6
1989 34 DET AL -2.1 -0.2 445 -0.7 7.5 -8.2 1.04 -0.4 -0.3 -10.5 -1.1 0.95 -4.4 1.36 11
1990 35 DET AL -4.1 -0.4 421 -0.9 6.0 -6.9 .91 -0.6 -0.4 -11.0 -1.1 0.98 -5.7 1.21 7
1991 36 ATL NL -11.4 -1.2 151 -1.9 1.6 -3.5 1.12 -1.2 -0.4 -15.0 -1.5 1.01 -11.6 3.28 6
14 Yrs -74.0 -7.5 4740 -8.1 75.4 -83.5 1.00 -7.7 -0.4 -73.5 -7.6 0.95 -82.6 1.79 81

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1978 23 NYY AL 0 0 22% 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 40% 6 4 2 2 0 2 2 1 0
1979 24 OAK AL 3 0 19% 103 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 27% 16 12 4 0 0 0 6 3 2
1980 25 OAK AL 5 0 29% 98 3 3 50% 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 6 55% 15 10 5 6 1 5 8 1 6
1981 26 OAK AL 8 0 23% 123 3 3 50% 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 1 1 4 1 5 38% 18 11 6 1 1 0 5 1 3
1982 27 OAK AL 3 0 40% 127 8 3 73% 6 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 10 46% 19 13 6 2 1 1 16 6 10
1983 28 OAK AL 4 0 36% 153 3 4 43% 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 35% 19 13 6 4 2 2 14 9 5
1984 29 OAK AL 7 0 27% 167 7 4 64% 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 10 50% 25 17 8 10 5 5 15 2 12
1985 30 OAK AL 10 0 40% 155 7 7 50% 5 6 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 6 58% 31 18 13 1 0 1 16 2 14
1986 31 TOT MLB 2 0 26% 104 6 4 60% 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 6 31% 20 13 6 6 3 3 6 3 1
1986 31 STL NL 1 0 25% 70 2 3 40% 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 32% 14 10 4 5 3 2 3 1 1
1986 31 DET AL 1 0 27% 34 4 1 80% 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 3 30% 6 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 0
1987 32 DET AL 6 1 28% 120 1 5 17% 0 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 2 13 46% 15 8 6 1 0 1 8 3 4
1988 33 DET AL 4 0 27% 83 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10 32% 13 9 4 2 2 0 7 3 3
1989 34 DET AL 6 0 23% 158 7 1 88% 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 8 45% 19 13 6 2 2 0 19 6 12
1990 35 DET AL 7 0 33% 164 7 6 54% 6 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 13 46% 20 13 7 6 4 2 9 2 7
1991 36 ATL NL 4 0 8% 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 43% 5 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
14 Yrs 69 1 29% 1636 54 40 57% 42 25 11 9 1 6 11 3 39 2 11 11 15 101 44% 241 157 80 43 21 22 133 42 81

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1978 23 NYY AL 99 63% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 18 1 6% 10 4 40% 61 8 13% 7 4 57% 3 2 67% 0
1979 24 OAK AL 286 39% 66 5 4 0 3 2.59 3 0 4 2 1 2 1 0 4 3 75% 73 14 19% 34 17 50% 188 24 13% 17 11 65% 14 9 64% 0
1980 25 OAK AL 329 62% 74 6 1 0 0 1.23 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 9 7 78% 64 7 11% 25 11 44% 203 33 16% 18 12 67% 14 6 43% 0
1981 26 OAK AL 321 39% 71 4 2 0 1 0.99 8 0 6 4 4 4 4 0 8 5 63% 52 9 17% 28 11 39% 179 25 14% 14 9 64% 16 10 63% 0
1982 27 OAK AL 351 33% 77 2 1 0 0 1.28 3 0 8 1 2 3 0 0 3 2 67% 60 3 5% 25 11 44% 194 36 19% 19 11 58% 9 7 78% 0
1983 28 OAK AL 366 42% 97 3 1 0 0 1.86 6 0 8 2 4 5 1 0 1 1 100% 52 9 17% 24 5 21% 204 28 14% 14 5 36% 14 9 64% 0
1984 29 OAK AL 508 36% 118 10 1 0 0 1.36 13 0 12 8 5 8 5 0 2 2 100% 93 14 15% 37 13 35% 318 53 17% 20 14 70% 24 13 54% 0
1985 30 OAK AL 492 34% 109 5 3 0 2 2.78 13 0 17 8 5 8 5 0 12 10 83% 94 13 14% 40 18 45% 306 49 16% 24 13 54% 21 14 67% 0
1986 31 TOT MLB 319 61% 65 4 0 0 0 2.28 8 0 11 2 6 4 4 1 2 1 50% 63 6 10% 30 12 40% 213 28 13% 16 7 44% 12 7 58% 0
1986 31 STL NL 216 63% 39 3 0 0 0 2.46 4 0 8 0 4 1 3 0 1 1 100% 36 5 14% 15 7 47% 142 21 15% 9 4 44% 6 3 50% 0
1986 31 DET AL 103 58% 26 1 0 0 0 1.75 4 0 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 0% 27 1 4% 15 5 33% 71 7 10% 7 3 43% 6 4 67% 0
1987 32 DET AL 297 59% 76 12 3 0 1 1.85 8 0 4 3 5 8 0 0 3 1 33% 50 5 10% 26 5 19% 182 26 14% 16 7 44% 15 8 53% 0
1988 33 DET AL 241 67% 54 3 1 6 0 0 0 1.72 5 0 2 0 5 4 1 0 3 3 100% 36 6 17% 13 6 46% 132 14 11% 5 3 60% 8 8 100% 0
1989 34 DET AL 429 41% 104 12 3 11 3 0 0 1.36 10 0 6 5 5 5 5 0 1 1 100% 83 18 22% 41 13 32% 251 35 14% 20 11 55% 14 7 50% 0
1990 35 DET AL 398 40% 100 8 1 7 3 0 1 1.21 7 0 6 4 3 3 4 0 5 2 40% 75 12 16% 44 15 34% 254 33 13% 29 16 55% 22 11 50% 0
1991 36 ATL NL 150 37% 29 7 0 6 1 0 0 3.28 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 100% 31 4 13% 20 4 20% 107 12 11% 12 4 33% 8 5 63% 0
14 Yrs 4586 45% 1061 30 5 81 23 0 8 1.79 86 0 99 40 46 56 30 1 56 41 73% 844 121 14% 397 145 37% 2792 404 14% 231 127 55% 194 116 60% 0
MLB Averages 59% 78% 11% 35% 15% 52% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 33 DET AL 243 847 3.49 515 60.8% 27.6% 11.7% 23.9% 36.9% 72.4% 0.0% 44.0% 83.9% 31.7% 5.8% 14 3 15.2% 37 19 8.6% 21 10 16 16 50.0% -2 0 0
1989 34 DET AL 423 1528 3.61 936 61.6% 25.2% 14.2% 25.6% 34.5% 74.4% 1.4% 45.8% 80.4% 31.4% 5.0% 21 0 16.1% 68 38 8.7% 37 30 23 48 32.4% 6 0 4
1990 35 DET AL 373 1387 3.72 880 63.5% 22.3% 16.5% 28.1% 32.5% 77.0% 0.0% 48.9% 77.9% 34.2% 2.9% 11 0 13.9% 52 29 5.4% 20 15 20 43 31.7% 25 1 6
1991 36 ATL NL 150 519 3.46 338 67.3% 22.5% 16.9% 26.3% 34.3% 77.5% 9.4% 52.2% 78.2% 30.0% 4.0% 6 1 14.7% 22 11 4.7% 7 2 7 19 26.9% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1189 4281 3.60 2669 62.7% 24.4% 14.8% 26.2% 34.3% 75.3% 1.6% 47.2% 79.9% 32.2% 4.4% 52 4 15.1% 179 97 7.1% 85 57 66 126 34.4% 29 1 10
MLB Averages 3.62 62.3% 24.6% 14.4% 26.9% 33.9% 75.2% 2.1% 46.8% 80.7% 31.7% 5.6% 15.7% 8.7% 26.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1978 23 33 99 92 6 21 3 1 0 8 0 0 4 9 .228 .265 .283 .548 57 26 1 1 1 1 0
1979 24 107 385 350 25 87 11 1 3 35 1 0 21 27 .249 .294 .311 .605 70 109 15 4 4 6 1
1980 25 199 714 655 52 161 21 3 4 68 4 3 37 55 .246 .287 .305 .593 67 200 22 4 11 7 3
1981 26 283 1035 956 78 232 28 4 12 98 7 6 50 91 .243 .282 .318 .600 72 304 31 5 16 8 4
1982 27 384 1386 1274 121 309 46 8 15 137 15 9 77 127 .243 .286 .327 .612 75 416 34 5 18 12 7
1983 28 480 1752 1619 166 406 63 8 21 170 18 13 95 186 .251 .293 .338 .631 80 548 43 6 19 13 11
1984 29 620 2260 2094 215 524 84 13 34 234 25 17 121 258 .250 .291 .351 .643 83 736 57 7 21 17 13
1985 30 758 2752 2530 286 633 102 19 47 289 32 24 162 321 .250 .295 .361 .656 87 914 70 8 31 21 13
1986 31 853 3071 2818 316 698 113 20 55 325 38 28 189 374 .248 .295 .361 .655 86 1016 76 9 32 23 17
1987 32 946 3368 3088 350 774 129 20 63 358 39 33 210 416 .251 .299 .367 .665 87 1132 81 12 33 24 17
1988 33 1032 3609 3307 374 828 136 22 68 376 40 33 228 448 .250 .299 .366 .666 88 1212 87 13 36 24 17
1989 34 1154 4038 3703 412 932 152 24 78 419 47 34 252 519 .252 .300 .369 .669 89 1366 105 17 37 28 19
1990 35 1276 4436 4073 458 1032 170 26 85 457 54 40 271 590 .253 .301 .370 .672 89 1509 117 21 39 31 19
1991 36 1325 4586 4212 462 1061 173 27 86 469 54 40 278 616 .252 .300 .367 .667 88 1546 121 22 41 32 24

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1978 23 33 101 94 7 23 3 1 0 9 0 4 9 .245 .280 .298 .578 8 33
1979 24 74 291 262 21 69 8 0 3 29 1 18 18 .263 .313 .328 .641 27 74
1980 25 92 336 311 31 80 11 2 1 38 3 17 28 .257 .295 .315 .610 29 92
1981 26 127 503 469 48 121 12 2 14 56 5 22 55 .258 .293 .382 .675 51 84
1982 27 101 359 324 48 83 19 4 3 44 9 29 36 .256 .314 .367 .681 38 101
1983 28 96 374 352 51 104 18 0 6 37 3 19 59 .295 .332 .398 .730 47 96
1984 29 140 521 486 57 129 23 5 14 75 8 28 72 .265 .304 .420 .724 63 140
1985 30 138 503 444 80 117 19 6 14 62 8 44 63 .264 .329 .428 .757 63 138
1986 31 95 322 290 31 67 11 1 8 37 6 28 53 .231 .299 .359 .658 31 95
1987 32 93 296 270 34 76 16 0 8 33 1 21 42 .281 .339 .430 .769 39 93
1988 33 86 245 222 27 57 7 2 5 20 1 19 32 .257 .318 .374 .692 27 86
1989 34 122 439 404 43 112 17 2 11 49 8 26 71 .277 .324 .411 .735 53 122
1990 35 122 403 374 49 104 19 2 7 41 7 20 71 .278 .319 .396 .715 47 122
1991 36 49 150 139 4 29 3 1 1 12 0 7 26 .209 .250 .266 .516 9 49
14 Yrs 1368 4843 4441 531 1171 186 28 95 542 60 302 635 .264 .312 .382 .694 532 1325
162 Game Avg. 162 574 526 63 139 22 3 11 64 7 36 75 .264 .312 .382 .694 63 1325



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1985 AL  10 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (985), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (132nd), 13.4 career WAR/12.5 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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