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Sam Horn

Samuel Lee Horn

Positions: Designated Hitter and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 2, 1963 in Dallas, TX
High School: Morse HS (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1987 (Age 23.265)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedSox/Indians/Rangers 1987-1995
Agents: Stephen Wittman, previously: George Kalafatis [*]
Final Game: September 20, 1995 (Age 31.322)
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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
1987 23 BOS AL 46 177 158 31 44 7 0 14 34 0 1 17 55 .278 .356 .589 .945 143 93 5 2 0 0 0 D
1988 24 BOS AL 24 73 61 4 9 0 0 2 8 0 0 11 20 .148 .274 .246 .520 45 15 1 0 0 1 3 D
1989 25 BOS AL 33 62 54 1 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 16 .148 .258 .185 .443 24 10 4 0 0 0 1 D/3
1990 26 BAL AL 79 280 246 30 61 13 0 14 45 0 0 32 62 .248 .332 .472 .804 126 116 8 0 0 2 1 D3
1991 27 BAL AL 121 362 317 45 74 16 0 23 61 0 0 41 99 .233 .326 .502 .828 130 159 10 3 0 1 4 D
1992 28 BAL AL 63 185 162 13 38 10 1 5 19 0 0 21 60 .235 .324 .401 .726 102 65 8 1 0 1 2 D
1993 29 CLE AL 12 36 33 8 15 1 0 4 8 0 0 1 5 .455 .472 .848 1.321 248 28 1 1 0 1 0 D
1995 31 TEX AL 11 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .111 .200 .111 .311 -17 1 0 0 0 0 0 /D
8 Yrs 389 1185 1040 132 250 49 1 62 179 0 1 132 323 .240 .328 .468 .797 119 487 37 7 0 6 11
162 Game Avg. 162 493 433 55 104 20 0 26 75 0 0 55 135 .240 .328 .468 .797 119 203 15 3 0 2 5
BOS (3 yrs) 103 312 273 36 61 9 0 16 46 0 1 36 91 .223 .317 .432 .750 99 118 10 2 0 1 4
BAL (3 yrs) 263 827 725 88 173 39 1 42 125 0 0 94 221 .239 .328 .469 .797 122 340 26 4 0 4 7
TEX (1 yr) 11 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .111 .200 .111 .311 -17 1 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 12 36 33 8 15 1 0 4 8 0 0 1 5 .455 .472 .848 1.321 248 28 1 1 0 1 0

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
1987 23 BOS AL 46 177 9 -1 -1 0 -4 3 0.3 6 9 0.9 .507 .502 0.9 -0.3 9 $62,500 D
1988 24 BOS AL 24 73 -4 -0 -0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .472 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $80,000 D
1989 25 BOS AL 33 62 -6 -0 -1 0 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .472 .494 -0.7 -0.1 -6 D/3
1990 26 BAL AL 79 280 8 0 -1 -1 -6 -0 -0.0 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 1.1 -0.8 11 $120,000 D3
1991 27 BAL AL 121 362 10 -1 -2 0 -9 -2 -0.1 13 11 1.1 .499 .499 1.1 -1.0 11 $175,000 D
1992 28 BAL AL 63 185 -0 -1 -2 0 -4 -7 -0.7 7 0 -0.0 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0 $687,500 D
1993 29 CLE AL 12 36 6 0 -0 0 -1 5 0.5 1 7 0.6 .543 .503 0.6 -0.1 7 D
1995 31 TEX AL 11 10 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /D
8 Seasons 389 1185 21 -3 -6 -1 -28 -16 -1.7 42 26 2.4 .495 .498 2.6 -2.9 27 $1,125,000
BOS (3 yrs) 103 312 -1 -2 -2 0 -7 -11 -1.2 11 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.2 -0.6 -1 $142,500
BAL (3 yrs) 263 827 18 -1 -5 -1 -20 -9 -0.8 30 21 2.0 .497 .498 2.2 -2.2 22 $982,500
TEX (1 yr) 11 10 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
CLE (1 yr) 12 36 6 0 -0 0 -1 5 0.5 1 7 0.6 .543 .503 0.6 -0.1 7

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
1987 BOS AL 23 DH 40 40
1988 BOS AL 24 DH 16 16
1989 BOS AL 25 DH 14 11
1989 BOS AL 25 1B 2 0 0 4.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 11.25 2.50 .992 9.90 9.70
1990 BAL AL 26 DH 63 59
1990 BAL AL 26 1B 10 9 4 76.1 66 58 6 2 7 .970 -1 -19 7.55 6.40 .992 9.62 9.53
1991 BAL AL 27 DH 102 92
1992 BAL AL 28 DH 45 45
1993 CLE AL 29 DH 11 10
1995 TEX AL 31 DH 1 0
2 Seasons 1B 12 9 4 80.1 71 63 6 2 7 .972 -1 -16 7.73 5.75 .992 9.63 9.56
8 Seasons TOT 12 9 4 80.1 71 63 6 2 7 .972 -1 -16 7.73 5.75 .992 9.63 9.56
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (309th), 2.4 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1987 23 Boston Red Sox $62,500 ? Proofing corrections
1988 24 Boston Red Sox $80,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1990 26 Baltimore Orioles $120,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 27 Baltimore Orioles $175,000 ? On disabled list entire year
1992 28 Baltimore Orioles $687,500 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,125,000
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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