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Bob Kearney

Robert Henry Kearney

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 3, 1956 in San Antonio, TX
High School: Jay HS (San Antonio, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 14th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1979 (Age 22.357)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Athletics/Giants 1979-1987

Final Game: June 20, 1987 (Age 30.260)
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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
1979 22 SFG NL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1981 24 OAK AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1982 25 OAK AL 22 78 71 7 12 3 0 0 5 0 0 3 10 .169 .218 .211 .429 22 15 1 2 0 2 0 2
1983 26 OAK AL 108 328 298 33 76 11 0 8 32 1 4 21 50 .255 .312 .372 .684 94 111 11 4 4 1 1 2/D
1984 27 SEA AL 133 464 431 39 97 24 1 7 43 7 5 18 72 .225 .257 .334 .591 64 144 7 2 9 4 0 *2
1985 28 SEA AL 108 326 305 24 74 14 1 6 27 1 1 11 59 .243 .277 .354 .631 72 108 7 4 5 1 1 2
1986 29 SEA AL 81 226 204 23 49 10 0 6 25 0 2 12 35 .240 .281 .377 .659 78 77 6 0 9 1 1 2
1987 30 SEA AL 24 51 47 5 8 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 9 .170 .188 .298 .485 24 14 0 0 3 0 0 2
8 Yrs 479 1474 1356 131 316 66 3 27 133 9 12 67 235 .233 .274 .346 .619 71 469 32 12 30 9 3
162 Game Avg. 162 499 459 44 107 22 1 9 45 3 4 23 79 .233 .274 .346 .619 71 159 11 4 10 3 1
SEA (4 yrs) 346 1067 987 91 228 52 3 19 96 8 8 42 175 .231 .265 .348 .613 67 343 20 6 26 6 2
OAK (3 yrs) 131 406 369 40 88 14 0 8 37 1 4 24 60 .238 .294 .341 .635 80 126 12 6 4 3 1
SFG (1 yr) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 477 1473 1356 131 316 66 3 27 133 9 12 66 235 .233 .273 .346 .619 71 469 32 12 30 9 3
NL (1 yr) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 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
1979 22 SFG NL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .517 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1981 24 OAK AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1982 25 OAK AL 22 78 -7 1 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.3 .477 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 2
1983 26 OAK AL 108 328 -2 -1 -1 2 5 4 0.5 11 16 1.6 .504 .503 1.4 0.8 14 2/D
1984 27 SEA AL 133 464 -20 -3 1 2 8 -13 -1.3 16 3 0.2 .490 .492 0.0 1.0 1 *2
1985 28 SEA AL 108 326 -9 -0 -0 6 6 2 0.2 11 13 1.2 .502 .501 0.6 1.2 7 $183,000 2
1986 29 SEA AL 81 226 -7 -1 -1 7 4 3 0.4 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 0.3 1.1 4 $300,000 2
1987 30 SEA AL 24 51 -5 -0 0 3 1 -2 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 -0.3 0.4 -3 $125,000 2
8 Seasons 479 1474 -50 -5 -1 20 26 -10 -0.8 50 41 3.9 .498 .499 1.9 4.8 21 $608,000
SEA (4 yrs) 346 1067 -41 -4 -0 18 19 -10 -0.9 36 27 2.5 .497 .498 0.7 3.8 9 $608,000
OAK (3 yrs) 131 406 -9 -0 -0 2 7 -0 0.0 14 13 1.3 .500 .502 1.1 1.0 11
SFG (1 yr) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .517 .500 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
1979 SFG NL 22 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
1981 OAK AL 24 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
1982 OAK AL 25 C 22 20 15 182.1 132 114 14 4 1 .970 0 0 6.32 5.82 .988 5.69 5.66 0 10 11 9 45% 36% 1
1983 OAK AL 26 C 101 87 68 770.0 487 437 41 9 5 .982 2 3 5.59 4.73 .986 5.70 5.66 8 18 46 28 38% 33% 4
1983 OAK AL 26 DH 3 1
1984 SEA AL 27 C 133 127 110 1113.2 897 823 63 11 9 .988 2 2 7.16 6.66 .987 5.96 5.92 11 34 66 47 42% 36% 2
1985 SEA AL 28 C 108 95 68 814.0 582 529 50 3 7 .995 6 9 6.40 5.36 .987 6.05 5.99 11 29 52 35 40% 33% 6
1986 SEA AL 29 C 79 60 49 548.1 470 419 46 5 3 .989 7 15 7.63 5.89 .989 6.62 6.56 4 18 45 35 44% 34% 2
1987 SEA AL 30 C 24 13 11 130.0 106 94 10 2 0 .981 3 28 7.20 4.33 .988 6.74 6.67 0 2 4 5 56% 31% 1
8 Seasons C 469 402 321 3560.1 2674 2416 224 34 25 .987 20 7 6.67 5.63 .987 6.04 6.01 34 111 224 159 42% 34% 16
1 Season DH 3 1
8 Seasons TOT 469 402 321 3560.1 2674 2416 224 34 25 .987 20 7 6.67 5.63 .987 6.04 6.01 34 111 224 159 42% 34% 16
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1984 AL  133 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1984 AL  823 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1984 AL  63 (3rd)
1986 AL  46 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1983 AL  9 (5th)
1984 AL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1984 AL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (5th)
1984 AL  11 (3rd)
1985 AL  11 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1984 AL  66 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1984 AL  47 (2nd)
1986 AL  35 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1985 AL  40.2 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1985 AL  6 (4th)
1986 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  20 (63rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1984 AL  7.16 (1st)
1986 AL  7.63 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1984 AL  6.66 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1985 AL  .995 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (349th), 3.9 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 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 28 Seattle Mariners $183,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 29 Seattle Mariners $300,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration win; $215000 offer
1987 30 Seattle Mariners $125,000 ? Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$608,000
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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