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Bo Jackson

Vincent Edward Jackson (Bo Knows) (twitter: @BoJackson)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: November 30, 1962 in Bessemer, AL
High School: McAdory HS (Bessemer, AL)
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1986 (Age 23.276)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/WhiteSox/Angels 1986-1994
Agents: Arn Tellem,Richard Woods [*]
Final Game: August 10, 1994 (Age 31.253)
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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
1986 23 KCR AL 25 91 82 9 17 2 1 2 9 3 1 7 34 .207 .286 .329 .615 67 27 1 2 0 0 0 9/D
1987 24 KCR AL 116 434 396 46 93 17 2 22 53 10 4 30 158 .235 .296 .455 .750 94 180 3 5 1 2 0 *78/9D
1988 25 KCR AL 124 468 439 63 108 16 4 25 68 27 6 25 146 .246 .287 .472 .758 108 207 6 1 1 2 6 *79/8D
1989 ★ 26 KCR AL 135 561 515 86 132 15 6 32 105 26 9 39 172 .256 .310 .495 .805 124 255 10 3 0 4 8 *7D/8 AS,MVP-10
1990 27 KCR AL 111 456 405 74 110 16 1 28 78 15 9 44 128 .272 .342 .523 .866 142 212 10 2 0 5 2 87D
1991 28 CHW AL 23 84 71 8 16 4 0 3 14 0 1 12 25 .225 .333 .408 .742 107 29 3 0 0 1 1 D
1993 30 CHW AL 85 308 284 32 66 9 0 16 45 0 2 23 106 .232 .289 .433 .722 94 123 5 0 0 1 1 D79
1994 31 CAL AL 75 224 201 23 56 7 0 13 43 1 0 20 72 .279 .344 .507 .851 117 102 2 1 0 2 2 7/D9
8 Yrs 694 2626 2393 341 598 86 14 141 415 82 32 200 841 .250 .309 .474 .784 112 1135 40 14 2 17 20
162 Game Avg. 162 613 559 80 140 20 3 33 97 19 7 47 196 .250 .309 .474 .784 112 265 9 3 0 4 5
KCR (5 yrs) 511 2010 1837 278 460 66 14 109 313 81 29 145 638 .250 .308 .480 .787 115 881 30 13 2 13 16
CHW (2 yrs) 108 392 355 40 82 13 0 19 59 0 3 35 131 .231 .298 .428 .727 96 152 8 0 0 2 2
CAL (1 yr) 75 224 201 23 56 7 0 13 43 1 0 20 72 .279 .344 .507 .851 117 102 2 1 0 2 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
1986 23 KCR AL 25 91 -4 -0 0 -6 -1 -11 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .456 .493 -0.2 -0.7 -2 9/D
1987 24 KCR AL 116 434 -6 0 2 -8 -4 -15 -1.4 15 -0 -0.1 .487 .491 0.7 -1.1 7 $330,000 *78/9D
1988 25 KCR AL 124 468 1 3 2 0 -5 1 0.2 16 17 1.7 .501 .501 1.6 -0.5 17 $383,000 *79/8D
1989 ★ 26 KCR AL 135 561 13 3 1 -4 -7 6 0.8 20 26 2.7 .505 .504 3.1 -1.0 30 $610,000 *7D/8 AS,MVP-10
1990 27 KCR AL 111 456 23 0 -1 -3 -1 18 1.9 16 34 3.5 .517 .512 3.9 -0.5 38 $1,000,000 87D
1991 28 CHW AL 23 84 1 -1 -0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 $1,010,000 D
1993 30 CHW AL 85 308 -3 -4 1 6 -5 -6 -0.5 12 6 0.6 .493 .497 -0.0 0.1 -0 $2,410,000 D79
1994 31 CAL AL 75 224 6 -0 1 -6 -3 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 1.1 -0.8 12 $1,000,000 7/D9
8 Seasons 694 2626 31 1 4 -19 -28 -11 -0.5 93 82 8.3 .499 .500 10.3 -4.7 102 $6,743,000
KCR (5 yrs) 511 2010 27 6 3 -20 -18 -1 0.4 70 69 7.0 .500 .501 9.1 -3.7 89 $2,323,000
CHW (2 yrs) 108 392 -2 -4 0 6 -7 -7 -0.7 15 7 0.7 .493 .497 0.1 -0.1 1 $3,420,000
CAL (1 yr) 75 224 6 -0 1 -6 -3 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 1.1 -0.8 12 $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
1993 30 CHW AL ALCS TOR L 3 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 .231 .000 .231 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 .231 .000 .231 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 Awards
1986 KCR AL 23 OF 23 21 16 188.0 35 29 2 4 0 .886 -6 -36 1.48 1.35 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 KCR AL 23 RF 23 21 16 188.0 36 30 2 4 0 .889 -6 -36 1.53 1.39 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 KCR AL 23 DH 1 1
1987 KCR AL 24 OF 113 107 98 939.1 198 180 9 9 1 .955 -8 -10 1.81 1.67 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 KCR AL 24 LF 95 89 82 766.1 164 148 8 8 1 .951 -3 -5 1.83 1.64 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 KCR AL 24 CF 21 15 14 147.2 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -21 1.83 1.43 .986 2.70 2.68
1987 KCR AL 24 RF 3 3 2 25.1 5 3 1 1 0 .800 -2 -81 1.42 1.33 .980 2.13 2.10
1987 KCR AL 24 DH 1 1
1988 KCR AL 25 OF 121 118 106 1023.1 264 246 11 7 2 .973 0 0 2.26 2.12 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 KCR AL 25 LF 103 102 92 874.1 224 207 12 5 2 .978 3 4 2.25 2.13 .977 2.26 2.24
1988 KCR AL 25 RF 15 12 10 110.0 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -4 -43 2.05 1.67 .974 2.24 2.22
1988 KCR AL 25 CF 5 4 4 39.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 28 2.77 2.40 .985 2.91 2.88
1988 KCR AL 25 DH 2 2
1989 KCR AL 26 LF 110 109 97 954.0 246 227 11 8 2 .967 -4 -5 2.25 2.16 .977 2.16 2.14 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 OF 110 109 97 954.0 243 224 11 8 2 .967 -4 -5 2.22 2.14 .980 2.42 2.39 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 DH 24 24 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 CF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80 AS,MVP-10
1990 KCR AL 27 OF 97 97 90 844.2 250 230 8 12 2 .952 -3 -4 2.54 2.45 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 KCR AL 27 CF 61 61 58 531.2 156 146 4 6 1 .962 -3 -6 2.54 2.46 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 KCR AL 27 LF 36 36 32 313.0 93 83 4 6 1 .935 -0 -1 2.50 2.42 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 KCR AL 27 DH 10 10
1991 CHW AL 28 DH 21 21
1993 CHW AL 30 OF 47 45 22 345.0 95 89 5 1 2 .989 6 22 2.45 2.00 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 CHW AL 30 DH 36 32
1993 CHW AL 30 LF 28 27 12 201.0 64 62 2 0 0 1.000 7 39 2.87 2.29 .984 2.23 2.21
1993 CHW AL 30 RF 19 18 10 144.0 33 29 3 1 2 .970 -0 -3 2.00 1.68 .978 2.23 2.21
1994 CAL AL 31 OF 46 44 18 331.0 83 77 3 3 0 .964 -6 -21 2.18 1.74 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 CAL AL 31 LF 43 41 17 314.0 79 73 3 3 0 .962 -5 -20 2.18 1.77 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 CAL AL 31 DH 9 8
1994 CAL AL 31 RF 3 3 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 2.12 1.33 .980 2.22 2.17
7 Seasons OF 557 541 447 4625.1 1168 1075 49 44 9 .962 -19 -5 2.19 2.02 .980 2.40 2.37
6 Seasons LF 415 404 332 3422.2 870 800 40 30 6 .966 -3 -1 2.21 2.02 .977 2.18 2.16
8 Seasons DH 104 99
4 Seasons CF 88 80 76 718.1 198 188 4 6 1 .970 -4 -8 2.41 2.18 .985 2.74 2.71
5 Seasons RF 63 57 39 484.1 105 91 6 8 2 .924 -12 -30 1.80 1.54 .976 2.18 2.16
8 Seasons TOT 557 541 447 4625.1 1168 1075 49 44 9 .962 -19 -5 2.19 2.02 .980 2.40 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
  • 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

Awards (yr lg award)
1989 AS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1989 AL (10, 12%)
0.12 Career Shares (883rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1989 Apr 23rd AL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
1989 AL  .495 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1989 AL  86 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1988 AL  25 (10th)
1989 AL  32 (4th)
1990 AL  28 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1989 AL  105 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1987 AL  158 (4th)
1988 AL  146 (4th)
1989 AL  172 (1st)
1990 AL  128 (10th)

SB % s c a p y
1988 AL  81.82 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1988 AL  26.0 (3rd)
1989 AL  28.7 (1st)
1990 AL  19.5 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1988 AL  17.6 (8th)**
1989 AL  16.1 (3rd)
1990 AL  14.5 (5th)**

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  12 (1st)
1989 AL  11 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  8 (3rd)
1988 AL  5 (5th)
1989 AL  8 (3rd)
1990 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  2 (3rd)
1989 AL  2 (2nd)
1990 AL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  2 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1987 AL  9 (5th)
1990 AL  12 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1988 AL  2.25 (4th)
1989 AL  2.25 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  2.13 (4th)
1989 AL  2.16 (3rd)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1316), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (233rd), 8.3 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 24 Kansas City Royals $330,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 25 Kansas City Royals $383,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 26 Kansas City Royals $610,000 ? 11/1/89 NYT; 1991 TSN Guide 28; T. Timmerman database 1989 USA Today survey: $660,000, incl. $25K bonus
1990 27 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? USA Today Arbitration loss; $1,900,000 request
1991 28 Chicago White Sox $1,010,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $310,000 earned bonus
1992 29 Chicago White Sox $109,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Missed entire season with injury
1993 30 Chicago White Sox $2,410,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $1,500,000 earned bonus
1994 31 California Angels $1,000,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,852,000
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.

Name Translations

Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections
German: Bo Jackson Statistik
Finnish: Bo Jackson tilastot
French: Bo Jackson statistiques
Italian: Bo Jackson statistica
Japanese: ボー・ジャクソン 統計
Latvian: Bo Džeksons statistika
Polish: Bo Jackson Statystyki
Chinese: 博·杰克逊 统计

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Name and misspellings: Bo Vincent Bo Edward Knows Jackson

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