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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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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1415. Bo Diaz… #1416. Yank Robinson… #1417. Bill Phillips… #1418. MIKE HEATH… #1419. Don Mueller… #1420. Steve Henderson… #1421. Jonathan Lucroy… 

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
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

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

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
1978 NYY AL 23 C 33 25 24 245.2 167 151 11 5 1 .970 -1 -5 5.93 4.91 .983 5.53 5.48 1 4 11 6 35% 38% 0
1979 OAK AL 24 OF 46 43 26 351.0 93 86 5 2 2 .978 -5 -16 2.33 1.98 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 OAK AL 24 LF 23 20 14 173.0 48 46 1 1 0 .979 -2 -12 2.45 2.04 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 OAK AL 24 RF 23 23 12 178.0 45 40 4 1 2 .978 -3 -21 2.22 1.91 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 OAK AL 24 C 22 17 16 165.0 96 80 13 3 0 .969 -1 -7 5.07 4.23 .982 5.46 5.39 4 12 14 11 44% 36% 0
1979 OAK AL 24 3B 7 6 5 52.0 15 1 14 0 0 1.000 1 32 2.60 2.14 .953 3.06 3.03
1979 OAK AL 24 DH 3 3
1980 OAK AL 25 C 47 43 40 394.2 291 268 19 4 5 .986 3 9 6.54 6.11 .986 5.48 5.47 3 11 14 14 50% 35% 0
1980 OAK AL 25 DH 31 29
1980 OAK AL 25 OF 8 6 4 57.0 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 3 61 3.95 3.13 .979 2.46 2.46
1980 OAK AL 25 LF 4 2 1 23.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 2 120 4.70 3.00 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 OAK AL 25 RF 4 4 3 34.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 21 3.44 3.25 .975 2.12 2.12
1981 OAK AL 26 C 78 76 71 680.0 446 391 45 10 6 .978 3 5 5.77 5.59 .987 5.51 5.49 1 19 35 32 48% 38% 0
1981 OAK AL 26 OF 6 0 0 21.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 29 3.43 1.33 .982 2.49 2.47
1981 OAK AL 26 LF 5 0 0 16.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 38 3.94 1.40 .979 2.36 2.38
1981 OAK AL 26 RF 1 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 1.00 .980 2.16 2.20
1982 OAK AL 27 C 90 77 76 704.2 411 350 50 11 8 .973 1 2 5.11 4.44 .988 5.69 5.66 5 25 38 31 45% 36% 0
1982 OAK AL 27 LF 10 6 4 59.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -2 -39 1.83 1.20 .981 2.29 2.28
1982 OAK AL 27 OF 10 7 4 71.0 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -1 -20 1.90 1.50 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 OAK AL 27 3B 5 5 2 36.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -70 1.75 1.40 .954 3.08 3.04
1982 OAK AL 27 RF 2 1 0 12.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1 70 2.25 1.50 .980 2.25 2.25
1983 OAK AL 28 C 80 71 54 620.1 373 316 47 10 6 .973 -4 -8 5.27 4.54 .986 5.70 5.66 5 24 41 21 34% 33% 0
1983 OAK AL 28 OF 24 15 8 139.0 46 45 0 1 0 .978 2 16 2.91 1.88 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 OAK AL 28 RF 23 14 7 130.0 44 43 0 1 0 .977 1 8 2.98 1.87 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 OAK AL 28 3B 2 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 0.50 .960 3.04 3.05
1983 OAK AL 28 DH 2 1
1983 OAK AL 28 LF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 133 4.00 4.00 .978 2.30 2.30
1984 OAK AL 29 C 108 96 76 830.0 484 423 54 7 7 .986 3 4 5.17 4.42 .987 5.96 5.92 7 25 55 35 39% 36% 1
1984 OAK AL 29 OF 45 28 20 267.0 73 71 1 1 1 .986 1 5 2.43 1.60 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 OAK AL 29 RF 32 21 16 198.0 59 57 1 1 1 .983 3 16 2.64 1.81 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 OAK AL 29 LF 14 7 4 69.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -26 1.96 1.07 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 OAK AL 29 3B 2 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 6.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.75
1984 OAK AL 29 DH 2 0
1984 OAK AL 29 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70
1985 OAK AL 30 C 112 94 74 827.0 537 483 44 10 9 .981 2 3 5.74 4.71 .987 6.05 5.99 9 25 46 28 38% 33% 0
1985 OAK AL 30 OF 35 16 6 180.0 55 49 5 1 0 .982 2 11 2.70 1.54 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 OAK AL 30 RF 24 12 5 123.0 41 36 4 1 0 .976 3 28 2.93 1.67 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 OAK AL 30 LF 16 4 1 57.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -25 2.05 0.81 .977 2.24 2.23
1985 OAK AL 30 3B 13 9 4 76.2 26 7 18 1 1 .962 0 2 2.93 1.92 .953 2.85 2.82
1986 TOT MLB 31 C 92 78 62 715.1 455 404 39 12 5 .974 -1 -2 5.57 4.82 .986 6.83 6.82 7 22 47 22 32% 32% 2
1986 STL NL 31 C 63 51 39 480.1 299 259 30 10 4 .967 0 0 5.41 4.59 .985 6.93 6.94 6 10 34 17 33% 32% 2
1986 STL NL 31 OF 2 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 0.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1986 STL NL 31 LF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1986 STL NL 31 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
1986 DET AL 31 C 29 27 23 235.0 156 145 9 2 1 .987 -1 -5 5.90 5.31 .989 6.62 6.56 1 12 13 5 28% 34% 0
1986 DET AL 31 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -600 0.00 0.00 .950 2.70 2.70
1987 DET AL 32 C 67 54 39 486.2 379 337 38 4 5 .989 1 2 6.93 5.60 .988 6.74 6.67 5 29 34 22 39% 31% 0
1987 DET AL 32 OF 24 12 6 121.1 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 2.00 1.13 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 DET AL 32 RF 20 11 6 109.1 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.65 1.00 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 DET AL 32 1B 4 1 0 16.0 21 20 1 0 3 1.000 0 8 11.81 5.25 .992 9.56 9.48
1987 DET AL 32 3B 4 0 0 5.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 -0 -48 5.40 0.75 .952 2.70 2.75
1987 DET AL 32 LF 4 0 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 160 6.00 1.00 .975 2.10 2.08
1987 DET AL 32 SS 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 0.50 .970 4.50 4.55
1987 DET AL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.10
1987 DET AL 32 CF 1 1 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.50 3.00 .987 2.70 2.70
1987 DET AL 32 DH 1 0
1988 DET AL 33 C 75 62 52 555.0 387 357 24 6 3 .984 -1 -2 6.18 5.08 .989 6.22 6.16 2 24 30 12 29% 31% 2
1988 DET AL 33 OF 9 3 3 39.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 0.91 0.44 .980 2.47 2.44
1988 DET AL 33 RF 9 3 3 39.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 0.91 0.44 .975 2.25 2.22
1989 DET AL 34 C 117 107 92 937.1 657 582 66 9 10 .986 5 6 6.22 5.54 .989 6.24 6.17 2 27 78 42 35% 31% 0
1989 DET AL 34 3B 4 0 0 7.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0 51 3.86 0.75 .942 2.70 2.70
1989 DET AL 34 LF 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.33 .980 2.16 2.13
1989 DET AL 34 OF 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.33 .980 2.34 2.40
1989 DET AL 34 DH 1 1
1990 DET AL 35 C 117 99 81 889.1 652 585 54 13 7 .980 -10 -13 6.47 5.46 .991 6.42 6.35 8 46 84 33 28% 34% 0
1990 DET AL 35 OF 3 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 0.67 .980 2.44 2.37
1990 DET AL 35 RF 3 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 0.67 .980 2.19 2.20
1990 DET AL 35 DH 2 2
1990 DET AL 35 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.70
1991 ATL NL 36 C 45 37 27 324.1 227 192 33 2 1 .991 -3 -11 6.24 5.00 .988 6.78 6.75 6 14 44 18 29% 33% 0
14 Seasons C 1083 936 784 8375.1 5562 4919 537 106 73 .981 -3 -0 5.86 5.04 .988 6.09 6.06 65 307 571 327 36% 34% 5
12 Seasons OF 215 130 77 1265.0 351 331 14 6 3 .983 1 1 2.45 1.60 .981 2.46 2.43
11 Seasons RF 142 89 52 839.0 232 217 11 4 3 .983 2 2 2.45 1.61 .979 2.21 2.19
10 Seasons LF 81 40 25 420.0 118 113 3 2 0 .983 -1 -4 2.49 1.43 .980 2.25 2.23
8 Seasons 3B 38 21 11 188.2 60 16 40 4 1 .933 -1 -8 2.67 1.47 .952 2.95 2.87
1 Season 1B 4 1 0 16.0 21 20 1 0 3 1.000 0 8 11.81 5.25 .992 9.56 9.48
3 Seasons SS 4 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 30 4.50 0.50 .970 4.50 4.62
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.10
1 Season CF 1 1 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.50 3.00 .987 2.70 2.70
14 Seasons TOT 1345 1088 872 9850.0 5996 5287 593 116 80 .981 -3 -0 5.37 4.37 .987 5.57 5.39 65 307 571 327 36% 34% 5
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.
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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

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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1981 AL  78 (5th)
1989 AL  117 (3rd)
Career  1,083 (93rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1981 AL  391 (4th)
1989 AL  582 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1981 AL  45 (3rd)
1989 AL  66 (1st)
1990 AL  54 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1981 AL  10 (1st)
1982 AL  11 (2nd)
1983 AL  10 (4th)
1985 AL  10 (3rd)
1989 AL  9 (4th)
1990 AL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (3rd)
1982 AL  8 (3rd)
1983 AL  6 (5th)
1989 AL  10 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1989 AL  78 (3rd)
1990 AL  84 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1981 AL  32 (3rd)
1989 AL  42 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1981 AL  47.8 (4th)
1982 AL  44.9 (4th)
1987 AL  39.3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1989 AL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1981 AL  5.59 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  3 (5th)

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

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 30 Oakland Athletics $425,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 31 St. Louis Cardinals $533,333 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 32 Detroit Tigers $650,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1988 33 Detroit Tigers $400,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 34 Detroit Tigers $425,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 35 Detroit Tigers $600,000 ? USA Today
1991 36 Atlanta Braves $950,000 ? USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,983,333
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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