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Eric King

Eric Steven King

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 10, 1964 in Oxnard, CA
School: Moorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
Signed
by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1983. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 15, 1986 (Age 22.035, 12,762nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Indians 1986-1992
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Last Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 28.177)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1986 22 DET AL 11 4 .733 3.51 33 16 9 3 1 3 138.1 108 54 54 11 63 3 79 8 3 4 579 118 4.20 1.236 7.0 0.7 4.1 5.1 1.25
1987 23 DET AL 6 9 .400 4.89 55 4 26 0 0 9 116.0 111 67 63 15 60 10 89 4 1 5 513 87 4.67 1.474 8.6 1.2 4.7 6.9 1.48
1988 24 DET AL 4 1 .800 3.41 23 5 8 0 0 3 68.2 60 28 26 5 34 2 45 5 2 4 303 113 4.11 1.369 7.9 0.7 4.5 5.9 1.32
1989 25 CHW AL 9 10 .474 3.39 25 25 0 1 1 0 159.1 144 69 60 13 64 1 72 4 4 5 666 113 4.20 1.305 8.1 0.7 3.6 4.1 1.13
1990 26 CHW AL 12 4 .750 3.28 25 25 0 2 2 0 151.0 135 59 55 10 40 0 70 6 3 2 623 117 3.66 1.159 8.0 0.6 2.4 4.2 1.75
1991 27 CLE AL 6 11 .353 4.60 25 24 0 2 1 0 150.2 166 83 77 7 44 4 59 3 2 2 656 91 3.61 1.394 9.9 0.4 2.6 3.5 1.34
1992 28 DET AL 4 6 .400 5.22 17 14 2 0 0 1 79.1 90 47 46 12 28 1 45 1 0 3 348 76 4.71 1.487 10.2 1.4 3.2 5.1 1.61
7 Yrs 52 45 .536 3.97 203 113 45 8 5 16 863.1 814 407 381 73 333 21 459 31 15 25 3688 101 4.11 1.329 8.5 0.8 3.5 4.8 1.38
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .536 3.97 44 24 10 2 1 3 186 175 88 82 16 72 5 99 7 3 5 794 101 4.11 1.329 8.5 0.8 3.5 4.8 1.38
DET (4 yrs) 25 20 .556 4.23 128 39 45 3 1 16 402.1 369 196 189 43 185 16 258 18 6 16 1743 97 4.42 1.377 8.3 1.0 4.1 5.8 1.39
CHW (2 yrs) 21 14 .600 3.34 50 50 0 3 3 0 310.1 279 128 115 23 104 1 142 10 7 7 1289 115 3.94 1.234 8.1 0.7 3.0 4.1 1.37
CLE (1 yr) 6 11 .353 4.60 25 24 0 2 1 0 150.2 166 83 77 7 44 4 59 3 2 2 656 91 3.61 1.394 9.9 0.4 2.6 3.5 1.34
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1986 22 DET AL 138.1 33 16 54 3.51 4.66 0.36 0.02 98.3 4.25 11 1.2 1.4 -0.1 2.4 25 .535 .507 $60,000
1987 23 DET AL 116.0 55 4 67 5.20 4.93 0.05 -0.28 94.8 4.36 -11 -1.1 1.5 -0.4 -0.3 1 .481 .493 $100,000
1988 24 DET AL 68.2 23 5 28 3.67 4.55 0.21 -0.12 98.6 4.16 4 0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.0 10 .517 .502 $125,000
1989 25 CHW AL 159.1 25 25 69 3.90 4.38 -0.19 0.15 98.4 4.65 13 1.4 -0.1 2.9 29 .557 .509 $165,000
1990 26 CHW AL 151.0 25 25 59 3.52 4.30 0.44 0.15 97.8 3.93 8 0.8 -0.1 2.2 21 .533 .505 $415,000
1991 27 CLE AL 150.2 25 24 83 4.96 4.63 -0.08 0.16 102.8 5.01 1 0.1 3.1 -0.1 1.5 16 .504 .501 $1,450,000
1992 28 DET AL 79.1 17 14 47 5.33 4.32 0.16 0.08 101.3 4.29 -9 -1.0 .6 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .444 .494 $1,200,000
7 Seasons 863.1 203 113 407 4.24 4.54 0.12 0.05 98.8 4.41 15 1.9 1.4 -0.8 9.5 100 .509 .501 $3,515,000
DET (4 yrs) 402.1 128 39 196 4.38 4.65 0.21 -0.08 97.9 4.28 -6 -0.5 1.4 -0.5 2.9 35 .496 .499 $1,485,000
CHW (2 yrs) 310.1 50 50 128 3.71 4.34 0.11 0.15 98.1 4.30 20 2.2 -0.2 5.1 50 .545 .507 $580,000
CLE (1 yr) 150.2 25 24 83 4.96 4.63 -0.08 0.16 102.8 5.01 1 0.1 3.1 -0.1 1.5 16 .504 .501 $1,450,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1987 23 DET AL ALCS L MIN 0 0 1.69 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 2 23 0.938 5.1 0.0 3.4 6.8 2.00
1 ALCS 0 0 1.69 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 2 23 0.938 5.1 0.0 3.4 6.8 2.00

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 DET AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 23 DET AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 24 DET AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 25 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 26 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 27 CLE AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 28 DET AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (2 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1986 22 DET AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
1987 23 DET AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000 1
1988 24 DET AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 1
1989 25 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $165,000 1
1990 26 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $415,000 1
1991 27 CLE AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,450,000 1
1992 28 DET AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000 1
7 Seasons 203 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,515,000
DET (4 yrs) 128 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $1,485,000
CHW (2 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $580,000
CLE (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,450,000

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
1987 23 DET AL ALCS MIN L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1986 DET AL 22 P 33 16 3 138.1 35 19 15 1 0 .971 2.21 1.03 .957 1.83 1.81 8 5 38% 34% 0
1987 DET AL 23 P 55 4 0 116.0 38 15 22 1 3 .974 2.87 0.67 .955 1.84 1.82 12 3 20% 31% 3
1988 DET AL 24 P 23 5 0 68.2 13 3 8 2 0 .846 1.44 0.48 .961 1.78 1.77 4 2 33% 31% 1
1989 CHW AL 25 P 25 25 1 159.1 38 15 20 3 2 .921 1.98 1.40 .960 1.87 1.85 13 7 35% 31% 1
1990 CHW AL 26 P 25 25 2 151.0 23 8 15 0 1 1.000 1.37 0.92 .953 1.78 1.76 8 5 38% 34% 0
1991 CLE AL 27 P 25 24 2 150.2 25 9 14 2 2 .920 1.37 0.92 .956 1.80 1.80 8 3 27% 34% 0
1992 DET AL 28 P 17 14 0 79.1 12 6 5 1 0 .917 1.25 0.65 .953 1.72 1.71 8 3 27% 34% 0
7 Seasons P 203 113 8 863.1 184 75 99 10 8 .946 1.81 0.86 .957 1.81 1.80 61 28 31% 33% 5
7 Seasons TOT 203 113 8 863.1 184 75 99 10 8 .946 1.81 0.86 .957 1.81 1.80 61 28 31% 33% 5
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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1990 AL  .750 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1990 AL  2 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1986 AL  8 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2033), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1478), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1062), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (898th), 9.6 career WAR/9.6 7yr-peak WAR/9.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1986 22 Detroit Tigers $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 23 Detroit Tigers $100,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 24 Detroit Tigers $125,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 25 Chicago White Sox $165,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 26 Chicago White Sox $415,000* ?
1991 27 Cleveland Indians $1,450,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 28 Detroit Tigers $1,200,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,515,000
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $455,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
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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Name and misspellings: Eric Eric erik Steven King

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