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Gail Hopkins

Gail Eason Hopkins

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: February 19, 1943 in Tulsa, OK
Schools: Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1968 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1969 [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Royals/Dodgers 1968-1974

Final Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 31)
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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
1968 25 CHW AL 29 43 37 4 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 3 .216 .326 .270 .596 79 10 0 0 0 0 1 /3
1969 26 CHW AL 124 427 373 52 99 13 3 8 46 2 1 50 28 .265 .351 .381 .732 100 142 10 1 0 3 1 3
1970 27 CHW AL 116 321 287 32 82 8 1 6 29 0 0 28 19 .286 .346 .383 .729 101 110 5 1 0 5 5 3/2
1971 28 KCR AL 103 339 295 35 82 16 1 9 47 3 1 37 13 .278 .364 .431 .794 127 127 8 4 1 2 9 3
1972 29 KCR AL 53 78 71 1 15 2 0 0 5 0 0 7 4 .211 .282 .239 .521 57 17 2 0 0 0 1 3/5
1973 30 KCR AL 74 171 138 17 34 6 1 2 16 1 2 29 15 .246 .380 .348 .728 102 48 8 2 0 2 2 D3
1974 31 LAD NL 15 21 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .222 .333 .222 .556 61 4 0 0 0 0 2 /32
7 Yrs 514 1400 1219 142 324 47 6 25 145 6 4 160 83 .266 .352 .376 .727 103 458 33 8 1 12 21
162 Game Avg. 162 441 384 45 102 15 2 8 46 2 1 50 26 .266 .352 .376 .727 103 144 10 3 0 4 7
KCR (3 yrs) 230 588 504 53 131 24 2 11 68 4 3 73 32 .260 .358 .381 .739 111 192 18 6 1 4 12
CHW (3 yrs) 269 791 697 88 189 23 4 14 77 2 1 84 50 .271 .348 .376 .724 99 262 15 2 0 8 7
LAD (1 yr) 15 21 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .222 .333 .222 .556 61 4 0 0 0 0 2
AL (6 yrs) 499 1379 1201 141 320 47 6 25 145 6 4 157 82 .266 .352 .378 .730 104 454 33 8 1 12 19
NL (1 yr) 15 21 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .222 .333 .222 .556 61 4 0 0 0 0 2

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
1968 25 CHW AL 29 43 -1 -0 1 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.0 -0.1 0 /3
1969 26 CHW AL 124 427 3 0 0 1 -5 -1 -0.2 15 14 1.3 .499 .499 1.3 -0.6 13 3
1970 27 CHW AL 116 321 2 -0 0 -4 -3 -6 -0.7 11 5 0.4 .494 .496 0.9 -0.9 9 $15,000 3/2
1971 28 KCR AL 103 339 9 1 1 1 -4 7 0.8 12 19 1.9 .508 .505 1.9 -0.4 18 $9,000 3
1972 29 KCR AL 53 78 -3 -1 0 0 -1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .492 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 3/5
1973 30 KCR AL 74 171 -0 -2 -1 -1 -4 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.3 .488 .494 -0.2 -0.5 -1 D3
1974 31 LAD NL 15 21 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /32
7 Seasons 514 1400 8 -2 1 -4 -18 -14 -1.7 48 35 3.2 .497 .499 3.8 -2.5 38 $24,000
KCR (3 yrs) 230 588 6 -2 0 -0 -9 -5 -0.6 21 16 1.5 .498 .500 1.6 -1.0 16 $9,000
CHW (3 yrs) 269 791 4 -0 1 -4 -9 -9 -1.1 27 19 1.6 .496 .498 2.3 -1.6 22 $15,000
LAD (1 yr) 15 21 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1

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
1968 CHW AL 25 1B 7 5 3 45.0 46 45 1 0 3 1.000 -0 -8 9.20 6.57 .989 9.60 9.54
1969 CHW AL 26 1B 101 94 75 800.0 960 903 51 6 81 .994 1 1 10.73 9.45 .992 9.63 9.62
1970 CHW AL 27 1B 77 69 43 557.0 680 629 42 9 67 .987 -4 -9 10.84 8.71 .991 9.59 9.56
1970 CHW AL 27 C 8 0 0 21.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.75 2.00 .988 6.62 6.62 1 0 0 0 0
1971 KCR AL 28 1B 83 81 56 669.1 733 669 57 7 76 .990 1 1 9.76 8.75 .992 9.59 9.53
1972 KCR AL 29 1B 13 11 5 86.0 100 97 2 1 7 .990 0 0 10.36 7.62 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 KCR AL 29 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1973 KCR AL 30 DH 38 30
1973 KCR AL 30 1B 10 4 1 40.0 35 32 3 0 3 1.000 -1 -33 7.88 3.50 .992 9.85 9.80
1974 LAD NL 31 1B 2 1 0 12.0 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 1 90 14.25 9.50 .991 9.98 9.95
1974 LAD NL 31 C 2 0 0 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .985 6.08 6.10 0 2 0 0 0
7 Seasons 1B 293 265 183 2209.1 2573 2392 158 23 237 .991 -4 -2 10.39 8.70 .992 9.62 9.59
2 Seasons C 10 0 0 25.1 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.11 2.00 .988 6.54 6.52 1 2 0 0 0
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
7 Seasons TOT 304 265 183 2235.2 2594 2412 159 23 237 .991 -4 -2 10.35 8.46 .992 9.58 9.47 1 2 0 0 0
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1969 AL  10.73 (1st)
1971 AL  9.76 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1969 AL  9.45 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1833), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (296th), 3.2 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
197027Chicago White Sox$15,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197128Kansas City Royals$9,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$24,000
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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