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Steve Kiefer

Steven George Kiefer

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 18, 1960 in Chicago, IL
School: Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1981 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1984 (Age 23.321)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Brewers/Yankees 1984-1989

Final Game: August 22, 1989 (Age 28.308)
Relatives: Brother of Mark Kiefer
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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
1984 23 OAK AL 23 45 40 7 7 1 2 0 2 2 1 2 10 .175 .209 .300 .509 45 12 0 0 2 1 0 6/D5
1985 24 OAK AL 40 71 66 8 13 1 1 1 10 0 0 1 18 .197 .203 .288 .491 38 19 1 0 2 2 0 5/D
1986 25 MIL AL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1987 26 MIL AL 28 110 99 17 20 4 0 5 17 0 0 7 28 .202 .257 .394 .651 68 39 3 1 1 2 0 5/4
1988 27 MIL AL 7 13 10 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 .300 .462 .700 1.162 220 7 0 1 0 0 0 /45
1989 28 NYY AL 5 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 -29 1 0 0 0 0 0 /5
6 Yrs 105 253 229 34 44 7 3 7 30 2 1 12 68 .192 .234 .341 .574 55 78 4 2 5 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 390 353 52 68 11 5 11 46 3 2 19 105 .192 .234 .341 .574 55 120 6 3 8 8 0
MIL (3 yrs) 37 129 115 19 23 5 0 6 18 0 0 9 35 .200 .266 .400 .666 73 46 3 2 1 2 0
OAK (2 yrs) 63 116 106 15 20 2 3 1 12 2 1 3 28 .189 .205 .292 .498 40 31 1 0 4 3 0
NYY (1 yr) 5 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 -29 1 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
1984 23 OAK AL 23 45 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .487 .498 -0.0 -0.0 -0 6/D5
1985 24 OAK AL 40 71 -4 -0 0 -4 0 -7 -0.8 2 -5 -0.5 .481 .495 -0.2 -0.3 -1 5/D
1986 25 MIL AL 2 6 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .435 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /6
1987 26 MIL AL 28 110 -5 0 -0 -5 0 -10 -0.9 4 -6 -0.6 .466 .494 -0.1 -0.4 -1 5/4
1988 27 MIL AL 7 13 2 -0 0 -0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .521 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /45
1989 28 NYY AL 5 8 -1 0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .423 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $95,000 /5
6 Seasons 105 253 -14 -0 0 -12 2 -23 -2.4 9 -15 -1.6 .477 .496 -0.4 -1.0 -3 $95,000
MIL (3 yrs) 37 129 -5 0 -0 -4 1 -9 -0.9 4 -5 -0.5 .475 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -0
OAK (2 yrs) 63 116 -7 -0 0 -5 1 -10 -1.1 4 -6 -0.7 .483 .496 -0.2 -0.4 -2
NYY (1 yr) 5 8 -1 0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .423 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $95,000

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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
1984 OAK AL 23 SS 17 12 9 105.0 52 14 33 5 5 .904 -1 -10 4.03 2.76 .962 4.76 4.72
1984 OAK AL 23 DH 3 0
1984 OAK AL 23 3B 2 0 0 8.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 3.38 1.50 .950 2.70 2.75
1985 OAK AL 24 3B 34 19 15 188.0 59 15 37 7 5 .881 -4 -22 2.49 1.53 .953 2.85 2.82
1985 OAK AL 24 DH 2 0
1986 MIL AL 25 SS 2 2 1 16.0 15 7 8 0 2 1.000 0 30 8.44 7.50 .967 4.56 4.50
1987 MIL AL 26 3B 26 23 20 219.0 59 15 42 2 3 .966 -5 -26 2.34 2.19 .952 2.77 2.74
1987 MIL AL 26 2B 4 1 1 16.2 9 1 8 0 1 1.000 0 14 4.86 2.25 .980 5.13 5.05
1988 MIL AL 27 2B 4 2 0 14.0 11 4 7 0 2 1.000 0 43 7.07 2.75 .982 5.14 5.08
1988 MIL AL 27 3B 4 1 1 13.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -74 0.69 0.25 .955 2.70 2.70
1989 NYY AL 28 3B 5 2 1 18.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -160 1.00 0.40 .945 2.75 2.70
5 Seasons 3B 71 45 37 446.0 125 32 83 10 8 .920 -12 -31 2.32 1.62 .952 2.80 2.77
2 Seasons SS 19 14 10 121.0 67 21 41 5 7 .925 -0 -5 4.61 3.26 .963 4.73 4.69
2 Seasons 2B 8 3 1 30.2 20 5 15 0 3 1.000 1 27 5.87 2.50 .981 5.14 5.06
2 Seasons DH 5 0
6 Seasons TOT 98 62 48 597.2 212 58 139 15 18 .929 -12 -23 2.97 2.01 .958 3.31 3.33
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

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
1989 28 New York Yankees $95,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$95,000
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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