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Ron Karkovice

Ronald Joseph Karkovice (Officer)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: August 8, 1963 in Union, NJ
High School: William R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1986 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1987 [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1986-1997

Final Game: September 26, 1997 (Age 34)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 25, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1602. Darrin Jackson… #1603. Sammy White… #1604. Ivy Olson… #1605. RON KARKOVICE… #1606. Jimmy Brown… #1607. Ray Morgan… #1608. Gary Disarcina… 

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 22 CHW AL 37 109 97 13 24 7 0 4 13 1 0 9 37 .247 .315 .443 .758 101 43 3 1 1 1 0 2
1987 23 CHW AL 39 95 85 7 6 0 0 2 7 3 0 7 40 .071 .160 .141 .301 -20 12 2 2 1 0 0 2/D
1988 24 CHW AL 46 126 115 10 20 4 0 3 9 4 2 7 30 .174 .228 .287 .515 44 33 1 1 3 0 0 2
1989 25 CHW AL 71 203 182 21 48 9 2 3 24 0 0 10 56 .264 .306 .385 .691 97 70 0 2 7 2 0 2/D
1990 26 CHW AL 68 208 183 30 45 10 0 6 20 2 0 16 52 .246 .308 .399 .707 99 73 1 1 7 1 1 2/D
1991 27 CHW AL 75 193 167 25 41 13 0 5 22 0 0 15 42 .246 .310 .413 .723 101 69 2 1 9 1 1 2/7
1992 28 CHW AL 123 381 342 39 81 12 1 13 50 10 4 30 89 .237 .302 .392 .694 95 134 3 3 4 2 1 *2/9
1993 29 CHW AL 128 453 403 60 92 17 1 20 54 2 2 29 126 .228 .287 .424 .712 91 171 12 6 11 4 1 *2
1994 30 CHW AL 77 248 207 33 44 9 1 11 29 0 3 36 68 .213 .325 .425 .750 94 88 0 0 2 3 2 *2
1995 31 CHW AL 113 382 323 44 70 14 1 13 51 2 3 39 84 .217 .306 .387 .693 83 125 5 5 9 6 0 *2
1996 32 CHW AL 111 389 355 44 78 22 0 10 38 0 0 24 93 .220 .270 .366 .636 63 130 7 1 7 2 2 *2
1997 33 CHW AL 51 161 138 10 25 3 0 6 18 0 0 11 32 .181 .248 .333 .582 53 46 3 3 4 5 0 2
12 Yrs 939 2948 2597 336 574 120 6 96 335 24 14 233 749 .221 .289 .383 .672 81 994 39 26 65 27 8
162 Game Avg. 162 509 448 58 99 21 1 17 58 4 2 40 129 .221 .289 .383 .672 81 171 7 4 11 5 1

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 22 CHW AL 37 109 1 0 -0 1 2 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .511 .503 0.7 0.3 7 $60,000 2
1987 23 CHW AL 39 95 -14 1 -0 4 2 -8 -0.8 3 -4 -0.4 .481 .495 -0.8 0.6 -8 $625,000 2/D
1988 24 CHW AL 46 126 -9 -0 0 5 2 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 0.8 -2 2
1989 25 CHW AL 71 203 -0 0 1 4 3 8 1.0 7 16 1.7 .513 .506 1.2 0.8 12 $106,000 2/D
1990 26 CHW AL 68 208 -1 2 0 8 3 12 1.3 7 19 2.0 .519 .508 1.2 1.2 11 $108,000 2/D
1991 27 CHW AL 75 193 1 0 1 6 3 11 1.2 7 18 1.8 .515 .507 1.2 1.0 12 $310,000 2/7
1992 28 CHW AL 123 381 -4 -0 0 4 6 6 0.8 14 21 2.1 .506 .504 1.7 1.2 16 $650,000 *2/9
1993 29 CHW AL 128 453 -5 1 -2 14 7 15 1.6 17 32 3.2 .512 .510 1.9 2.1 18 $1,566,667 *2
1994 30 CHW AL 77 248 -3 -2 1 3 4 2 0.3 9 12 1.1 .503 .501 0.8 0.6 9 $1,429,167 *2
1995 31 CHW AL 113 382 -7 -2 -0 4 6 0 0.1 14 14 1.4 .500 .500 1.0 1.0 10 $1,773,615 *2
1996 32 CHW AL 111 389 -21 1 1 9 6 -4 -0.2 15 10 1.1 .496 .497 0.2 1.5 1 $2,225,000 *2
1997 33 CHW AL 51 161 -12 0 -0 0 3 -9 -0.8 6 -3 -0.3 .483 .495 -0.3 0.3 -3 $1,500,000 2
12 Seasons 939 2948 -75 -0 2 62 49 38 4.6 108 146 14.7 .504 .503 8.4 11.4 84 $10,353,449

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 29 CHW AL ALCS TOR L 6 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .063 .000 .063 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 ALCS 6 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .063 .000 .063 0 0 0 2 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
1986 CHW AL 22 C 37 35 30 300.0 247 227 19 1 4 .996 1 4 7.38 6.65 .989 6.62 6.56 5 12 25 15 38% 34% 1
1987 CHW AL 23 C 37 31 17 261.1 170 147 20 3 3 .982 4 18 5.75 4.51 .988 6.74 6.67 2 8 5 10 67% 31% 0
1987 CHW AL 23 DH 1 0
1988 CHW AL 24 C 46 37 31 336.2 215 190 24 1 4 .995 5 18 5.72 4.65 .989 6.22 6.16 1 10 15 14 48% 31% 1
1989 CHW AL 25 C 68 55 44 496.0 351 299 47 5 6 .986 4 10 6.28 5.09 .989 6.24 6.17 4 22 26 24 48% 31% 2
1989 CHW AL 25 DH 2 2
1990 CHW AL 26 C 64 50 45 478.1 329 296 31 2 4 .994 8 20 6.15 5.11 .991 6.42 6.35 2 9 18 18 50% 34% 2
1990 CHW AL 26 DH 1 0
1991 CHW AL 27 C 69 49 34 455.1 341 309 28 4 6 .988 6 16 6.66 4.88 .990 6.49 6.48 2 11 25 19 43% 34% 1
1991 CHW AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1991 CHW AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1992 CHW AL 28 C 119 98 91 915.0 592 533 53 6 8 .990 4 5 5.76 4.92 .989 6.20 6.18 6 18 69 33 32% 34% 2
1992 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.50
1992 CHW AL 28 RF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.20
1993 CHW AL 29 C 127 118 99 1038.2 837 769 63 5 4 .994 14 16 7.21 6.55 .991 6.56 6.50 9 33 48 56 54% 36% 2
1994 CHW AL 30 C 76 61 48 554.2 439 417 19 3 2 .993 3 6 7.07 5.74 .991 6.79 6.74 6 12 31 14 31% 31% 0
1995 CHW AL 31 C 113 98 79 867.0 677 629 42 6 2 .991 4 6 6.97 5.94 .990 6.74 6.67 7 29 67 35 34% 31% 0
1996 CHW AL 32 C 111 99 83 890.1 730 680 45 5 5 .993 9 12 7.33 6.53 .990 6.91 6.87 4 30 48 33 41% 30% 1
1997 CHW AL 33 C 51 45 30 379.1 275 261 13 1 1 .996 0 0 6.50 5.37 .991 7.15 7.09 2 20 24 10 29% 33% 2
12 Seasons C 918 776 631 6972.2 5203 4757 404 42 49 .992 62 11 6.66 5.62 .990 6.59 6.53 50 214 401 281 41% 33% 14
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.50 .983 2.40 2.45
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.20
12 Seasons TOT 920 776 631 6975.2 5206 4760 404 42 49 .992 62 11 6.66 5.61 .990 6.58 6.52 50 214 401 281 41% 33% 14
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.
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1993 AL  2.1 (6th)
Career  11.4 (169th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  11 (8th)
1995 AL  9 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1993 AL  127 (5th)
1995 AL  113 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1993 AL  769 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1995 AL  42 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1989 AL  6 (5th)
1992 AL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1993 AL  9 (4th)
1994 AL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1995 AL  67 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1993 AL  56 (2nd)
1995 AL  35 (4th)
1996 AL  33 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1989 AL  48.0 (1st)
1990 AL  50.0 (1st)
1991 AL  43.2 (5th)
1993 AL  53.8 (1st)
1996 AL  40.7 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1988 AL  5 (4th)
1990 AL  8 (2nd)
1991 AL  6 (1st)
1993 AL  14 (1st)
1996 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  62 (12th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1993 AL  7.21 (4th)
1996 AL  7.33 (4th)
Career  6.66 (91st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1993 AL  6.55 (3rd)
1996 AL  6.53 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1993 AL  .994 (4th)
1996 AL  .993 (5th)
Career  .992 (43rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2195), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (113th), 14.7 career WAR/13.3 7yr-peak WAR/14.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 1982: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1982.
  • October 31, 1997: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 13, 1998: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
198622Chicago White Sox$60,0001986 USA Today survey
198723Chicago White Sox$625,000
198925Chicago White Sox$106,0001989 USA Today survey
199026Chicago White Sox$108,000USA Today
199127Chicago White Sox$310,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $135,000 earned bonus
199228Chicago White Sox$650,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $150,000 earned bonus
199329Chicago White Sox$1,566,6671996 Joint Exhibit 1Incl. $41,667 signing bonus, $550K earned bonus
199430Chicago White Sox$1,429,1671996 Joint Exhibit 1Incl. $41,667 signing bonus
199531Chicago White Sox$1,773,6151996 Joint Exhibit 1Incl. $41,667 signing bonus, $344,448 earned bonus
199632Chicago White Sox$2,225,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1Incl $100K earned bonus; $625K buyout of last deal
199733Chicago White Sox$1,500,0001997 AP survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,353,449
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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