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Ron Kittle

Ronald Dale Kittle

Positions: Designated Hitter, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 5, 1958 in Gary, IN
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1982 (Age 24.240, 12,256th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Indians/Orioles 1982-1991
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Last Game: August 13, 1991 (Age 33.220)
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Standard Batting

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
1982 24 CHW AL 20 32 29 3 7 2 0 1 7 0 0 3 12 .241 .313 .414 .726 98 12 0 0 0 0 0 /9D
1983 ★ 25 CHW AL 145 570 520 75 132 19 3 35 100 8 3 39 150 .254 .314 .504 .818 118 262 10 8 0 3 8 *7/D8 AS,RoY-1
1984 26 CHW AL 139 525 466 67 100 15 0 32 74 3 6 49 137 .215 .295 .453 .748 100 211 7 6 0 4 5 *7/D
1985 27 CHW AL 116 417 379 51 87 12 0 26 58 1 4 31 92 .230 .295 .467 .762 102 177 12 5 0 2 1 D7
1986 28 TOT AL 116 422 376 42 82 13 0 21 60 4 1 35 110 .218 .284 .420 .705 87 158 10 3 0 8 1 D7
1986 28 CHW AL 86 333 296 34 63 11 0 17 48 2 1 28 87 .213 .282 .422 .705 86 125 10 3 0 6 0 D7
1986 28 NYY AL 30 89 80 8 19 2 0 4 12 2 0 7 23 .238 .292 .413 .705 91 33 0 0 0 2 1 D/7
1987 29 NYY AL 59 173 159 21 44 5 0 12 28 0 1 10 36 .277 .318 .535 .853 122 85 4 1 0 3 1 D/7
1988 30 CLE AL 75 254 225 31 58 8 0 18 43 0 0 16 65 .258 .323 .533 .856 134 120 0 8 0 5 1 D
1989 31 CHW AL 51 196 169 26 51 10 0 11 37 0 1 22 42 .302 .378 .556 .934 164 94 2 1 0 4 1 3D/7
1990 32 TOT AL 105 369 338 33 78 16 0 18 46 0 0 26 91 .231 .293 .438 .731 104 148 6 4 0 1 2 D3
1990 32 CHW AL 83 305 277 29 68 14 0 16 43 0 0 24 77 .245 .311 .469 .781 118 130 3 3 0 1 2 D3
1990 32 BAL AL 22 64 61 4 10 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 14 .164 .203 .295 .498 40 18 3 1 0 0 0 D/3
1991 33 CHW AL 17 55 47 7 9 0 0 2 7 0 0 5 9 .191 .291 .319 .610 71 15 2 2 0 1 0 3
10 Yrs 843 3013 2708 356 648 100 3 176 460 16 16 236 744 .239 .306 .473 .779 110 1282 53 38 0 31 20
162 Game Avg. 162 579 520 68 125 19 1 34 88 3 3 45 143 .239 .306 .473 .779 110 246 10 7 0 6 4
CHW (8 yrs) 657 2433 2183 292 517 83 3 140 374 14 15 201 606 .237 .307 .470 .777 109 1026 46 28 0 21 17
NYY (2 yrs) 89 262 239 29 63 7 0 16 40 2 1 17 59 .264 .309 .494 .803 112 118 4 1 0 5 2
CLE (1 yr) 75 254 225 31 58 8 0 18 43 0 0 16 65 .258 .323 .533 .856 134 120 0 8 0 5 1
BAL (1 yr) 22 64 61 4 10 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 14 .164 .203 .295 .498 40 18 3 1 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
1982 24 CHW AL 20 32 -0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .493 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 /9D
1983 ★ 25 CHW AL 145 570 10 1 -1 -6 -5 -1 0.0 19 18 1.8 .499 .499 2.5 -1.1 24 *7/D8 AS,RoY-1
1984 26 CHW AL 139 525 2 -2 1 -6 -6 -11 -1.1 18 7 0.6 .492 .493 1.2 -1.2 13 $175,000 *7/D
1985 27 CHW AL 116 417 5 -1 -2 -4 -8 -10 -0.9 14 5 0.4 .492 .494 0.8 -1.1 8 $300,000 D7
1986 28 CHW AL 86 333 -8 -1 -1 -3 -7 -20 -2.0 11 -9 -1.0 .476 .487 -0.7 -0.9 -6 $400,000 D7
1986 28 NYY AL 30 89 -2 0 0 -0 -2 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.0 .489 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 D/7
1987 29 NYY AL 59 173 3 -2 -1 0 -5 -3 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.2 -0.4 2 $425,000 D/7
1988 30 CLE AL 75 254 8 -0 0 0 -6 2 0.3 9 11 1.1 .503 .501 1.1 -0.6 11 $300,000 D
1989 31 CHW AL 51 196 14 -1 0 -2 -3 8 0.9 7 15 1.6 .517 .505 1.7 -0.5 17 $550,000 3D/7
1990 32 CHW AL 83 305 5 1 1 -3 -6 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.7 .496 .498 1.1 -1.0 11 $550,000 D3
1990 32 BAL AL 22 64 -4 0 -1 -1 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.6 .461 .495 -0.5 -0.3 -4 D/3
1991 33 CHW AL 17 55 -2 1 -0 -0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .484 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 3
10 Seasons 843 3013 30 -5 -3 -25 -50 -53 -5.0 104 51 4.7 .493 .496 7.4 -7.7 76 $2,700,000
CHW (8 yrs) 657 2433 25 -3 -3 -24 -36 -41 -3.8 84 43 4.0 .494 .496 6.6 -6.2 67 $1,975,000
NYY (2 yrs) 89 262 2 -1 -0 0 -7 -7 -0.6 9 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.2 -0.6 2 $425,000
CLE (1 yr) 75 254 8 -0 0 0 -6 2 0.3 9 11 1.1 .503 .501 1.1 -0.6 11 $300,000
BAL (1 yr) 22 64 -4 0 -1 -1 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.6 .461 .495 -0.5 -0.3 -4

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1982 24 CHW AL 32 22 4 4.9 99 .375 .241 .264 .313 .328 .414 .403 .726 .731 98 .529 -0.1 -0.0 .682 .276 .172 .0
1983 25 CHW AL 570 404 81 5.4 101 .287 .254 .270 .314 .333 .504 .408 .818 .740 118 .575 10.0 1.0 .783 .335 .250 13.0
1984 26 CHW AL 525 383 62 4.3 101 .226 .215 .269 .295 .333 .453 .406 .748 .739 100 .481 -1.9 -0.2 .694 .337 .238 5.5
1985 27 CHW AL 417 310 48 4.1 102 .232 .230 .266 .295 .332 .467 .413 .762 .745 102 .453 -1.0 -0.1 .682 .311 .237 1.9
1986 28 TOT AL 422 313 45 3.8 103 .241 .218 .265 .284 .333 .420 .413 .705 .746 87 .411 -7.9 -0.8 .652 .303 .202 6.7
1986 28 CHW AL 333 250 34 3.6 104 .232 .213 .266 .282 .335 .422 .415 .705 .750 86 .387 -6.7 -0.7 .643 .307 .209 3.6
1986 28 NYY AL 89 63 11 4.7 99 .273 .238 .260 .292 .328 .413 .406 .705 .734 91 .500 -1.2 -0.1 .689 .288 .175 2.7
1987 29 NYY AL 173 123 26 5.6 105 .281 .277 .264 .318 .332 .535 .424 .853 .756 122 .558 4.4 0.4 .792 .314 .258 .0
1988 30 CLE AL 254 172 42 6.5 96 .272 .258 .262 .323 .327 .533 .394 .856 .721 134 .673 9.6 1.0 .862 .347 .276 .0
1989 31 CHW AL 196 125 37 7.9 91 .333 .302 .257 .378 .322 .556 .379 .934 .700 164 .751 14.9 1.5 .959 .379 .254 .0
1990 32 TOT AL 369 267 44 4.4 93 .261 .231 .257 .293 .325 .438 .384 .731 .708 104 .502 0.3 0.0 .669 .284 .207 .0
1990 32 CHW AL 305 213 41 5.1 93 .281 .245 .257 .311 .325 .469 .384 .781 .709 118 .573 5.5 0.6 .741 .310 .224 .0
1990 32 BAL AL 64 54 3 1.5 92 .178 .164 .256 .203 .324 .295 .382 .498 .706 40 .121 -5.2 -0.5 .389 .164 .131 .0
1991 33 CHW AL 55 41 4 2.6 95 .189 .191 .258 .291 .326 .319 .391 .610 .717 71 .268 -1.8 -0.2 .550 .234 .128 .0
10 Yrs 3013 2160 393 4.9 100 .259 .239 .265 .306 .330 .473 .404 .779 .734 110 .531 26.4 2.6 .731 .321 .234 29.3
162 Game Avg. 579 415 76 4.9 100 .259 .239 .265 .306 .330 .473 .404 .779 .734 110 .531 5 0 .731 .321 .234 6
CHW (8 yrs) 2433 1748 311 4.8 100 .259 .237 .266 .307 .331 .470 .404 .777 .734 109 .523 18.8 1.9 .726 .325 .233 25.5
NYY (2 yrs) 262 186 37 5.3 103 .278 .264 .263 .309 .331 .494 .418 .803 .749 112 .539 3.2 0.3 .757 .305 .230 3.6
CLE (1 yr) 254 172 42 6.5 96 .272 .258 .262 .323 .327 .533 .394 .856 .721 134 .673 9.6 1.0 .862 .347 .276 .0
BAL (1 yr) 64 54 3 1.5 92 .178 .164 .256 .203 .324 .295 .382 .498 .706 40 .121 -5.2 -0.5 .389 .164 .131 .0

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
1983 25 CHW AL ALCS BAL L 3 9 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .444 .429 .873 3 1 1 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 9 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .444 .429 .873 3 1 1 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1983 CHW AL 25 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1982 24 CHW AL 32 3.1% 37.5% 9.4% 9.4% 43% 4.00 2.4 29.0 4.1 0.57 50%
1983 25 CHW AL 570 6.1% 26.3% 6.8% 10.0% 43% 3.85 3.5 14.9 5.2 0.64 59%
1984 26 CHW AL 525 6.1% 26.1% 9.3% 9.0% 47% 2.80 3.4 14.6 6.3 0.61 57%
1985 27 CHW AL 417 6.2% 22.1% 7.4% 9.1% 44% 2.97 4.1 14.6 6.5 0.76 63%
1986 28 TOT AL 422 5.0% 26.1% 8.3% 8.1% 42% 3.14 3.4 17.9 6.3 0.67 60%
1986 28 CHW AL 333 5.1% 26.1% 8.4% 8.4% 44% 3.11 3.4 17.4 6.2 0.71 59%
1986 28 NYY AL 89 4.5% 25.8% 7.9% 6.7% 32% 3.29 3.5 20.0 6.7 0.50 62%
1987 29 NYY AL 173 6.9% 20.8% 5.8% 9.8% 39% 3.60 4.4 13.3 5.7 0.77 66%
1988 30 CLE AL 254 7.1% 25.6% 6.3% 10.2% 45% 4.06 3.5 12.5 5.2 0.39 0.40 58% 22% 31.0% 49%
1989 31 CHW AL 196 5.6% 21.4% 11.2% 10.7% 41% 1.91 4.0 15.4 4.6 0.44 0.67 61% 24% 14.7% 17%
1990 32 TOT AL 369 4.9% 24.7% 7.1% 9.2% 44% 3.50 3.7 18.8 7.3 0.45 0.58 62% 18% 13.7% 23%
1990 32 CHW AL 305 5.3% 25.3% 7.9% 9.8% 44% 3.21 3.6 17.3 6.4 0.47 0.61 61% 18% 15.0% 21%
1990 32 BAL AL 64 3.1% 21.9% 3.1% 6.3% 40% 7.00 4.4 30.5 20.3 0.34 0.48 70% 17% 8.3% 31%
1991 33 CHW AL 55 3.6% 16.4% 9.1% 3.6% 22% 1.80 5.2 23.5 6.7 0.63 0.78 67% 13% 12.5% 33%
10 Yrs 3013 5.8% 24.7% 7.8% 9.3% 43% 3.15 3.6 15.4 5.9 0.44 0.64 60% 20% 17.5% 30%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.5% 8.5% 6.8% 29% 1.70 6.2 41.2 8.4 0.80 1.07 73% 20% 6.5% 24%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1982 24 CHW AL -0.1 -0.0 32 0.1 0.8 -0.7 1.03 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 1.03 0.9 1.28 13
1983 25 CHW AL 10.0 1.0 584 0.3 10.7 -10.3 .99 1.5 -1.2 11.9 1.2 0.97 15.4 1.75 6
1984 26 CHW AL -1.9 -0.2 539 -0.7 9.3 -10.0 1.01 0.9 -1.6 -0.4 -0.0 0.95 12.8 2.13 13
1985 27 CHW AL -1.0 -0.1 427 -0.5 6.9 -7.3 .91 0.6 -1.1 -1.4 -0.1 0.90 7.0 2.21 9
1986 28 TOT AL -7.9 -0.8 430 -1.0 7.8 -8.8 1.10 -0.4 -0.6 -8.1 -0.8 0.99 -6.9 2.20 12
1986 28 CHW AL -6.7 -0.7 338 -0.5 6.5 -7.0 1.11 -0.4 -0.1 -6.0 -0.6 0.97 -5.9 2.18 4
1986 28 NYY AL -1.2 -0.1 92 -0.5 1.4 -1.8 1.04 0.0 -0.5 -2.0 -0.2 1.02 -1.0 2.20 8
1987 29 NYY AL 4.4 0.4 175 0.2 3.0 -2.9 .91 0.5 -0.3 -1.5 -0.1 0.94 5.1 1.73 13
1988 30 CLE AL 9.6 1.0 257 1.0 5.3 -4.3 1.01 1.2 -0.3 11.1 1.1 0.97 13.8 1.54 13
1989 31 CHW AL 14.9 1.5 198 1.4 4.5 -3.1 .97 1.6 -0.1 18.5 1.9 0.96 17.5 2.10 3
1990 32 TOT AL 0.3 0.0 373 -0.5 6.3 -6.8 .98 0.1 -0.6 -4.1 -0.4 0.94 1.9 2.59 14
1990 32 CHW AL 5.5 0.6 309 0.6 5.8 -5.3 .97 0.6 -0.1 5.0 0.5 0.94 8.3 2.55 7
1990 32 BAL AL -5.2 -0.5 64 -1.0 0.5 -1.5 1.03 -0.6 -0.4 -9.1 -1.0 0.96 -6.4 2.63 7
1991 33 CHW AL -1.8 -0.2 57 -0.6 0.6 -1.1 .95 -0.1 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4 1.03 -2.1 3.53 2
10 Yrs 26.4 2.6 3072 -0.2 55.1 -55.3 .99 6.1 -6.3 22.3 2.2 0.95 65.5 1.97 98

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1982 24 CHW AL 0 0 20% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1983 25 CHW AL 7 0 28% 163 8 3 73% 7 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 2 2 1 7 50% 15 9 6 5 2 2 14 5 9
1984 26 CHW AL 11 0 28% 151 3 6 33% 3 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 10 49% 33 18 15 5 3 2 13 5 8
1985 27 CHW AL 11 0 26% 108 1 4 20% 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 56% 11 7 4 7 3 4 9 2 7
1986 28 TOT AL 3 0 21% 107 4 1 80% 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 3 41% 20 14 6 3 3 0 9 1 7
1986 28 CHW AL 2 0 22% 69 2 1 67% 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 3 39% 14 9 5 3 3 0 6 1 4
1986 28 NYY AL 1 0 18% 38 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44% 6 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 3
1987 29 NYY AL 1 0 21% 60 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 18% 11 9 1 3 3 0 3 1 2
1988 30 CLE AL 1 0 20% 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 14% 7 5 2 4 4 0 3 2 0
1989 31 CHW AL 2 0 24% 71 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 10 10 0 3 3 0 7 2 5
1990 32 TOT AL 3 0 17% 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 28% 16 13 3 1 0 1 8 5 3
1990 32 CHW AL 2 0 17% 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 26% 14 12 2 1 0 1 8 5 3
1990 32 BAL AL 1 0 18% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 33 CHW AL 0 0 33% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 33% 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 39 0 24% 853 16 16 50% 14 14 1 2 1 0 4 1 16 0 5 6 5 45 40% 125 86 38 32 22 9 67 23 42

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1982 24 CHW AL 32 69% 7 13 2 0 3 1.28 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0% 6 1 17% 28 6 21% 5 2 40% 2 0 0% 0
1983 25 CHW AL 570 35% 132 6 0 0 0 1.75 35 0 17 22 13 18 17 0 0 0 108 10 9% 62 11 18% 379 66 17% 33 16 48% 25 9 36% 0
1984 26 CHW AL 525 39% 100 13 4 2 3 2.13 32 0 11 20 12 17 15 0 0 0 102 7 7% 48 11 23% 318 43 14% 24 11 46% 18 8 44% 0
1985 27 CHW AL 417 40% 87 9 0 0 0 2.21 26 0 8 16 10 12 14 0 0 0 78 12 15% 35 8 23% 237 37 16% 21 11 52% 9 4 44% 0
1986 28 TOT AL 422 48% 82 12 2 0 1 2.20 21 0 6 14 7 6 15 0 0 0 94 10 11% 50 12 24% 288 39 14% 30 12 40% 13 4 31% 0
1986 28 CHW AL 333 39% 63 4 1 0 1 2.18 17 0 6 14 3 5 12 0 0 0 73 10 14% 40 9 23% 224 31 14% 23 9 39% 12 4 33% 0
1986 28 NYY AL 89 81% 19 8 1 0 0 2.20 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 21 0 0% 10 3 30% 64 8 13% 7 3 43% 1 0 0% 0
1987 29 NYY AL 173 61% 44 13 1 0 0 1.73 12 0 5 6 6 7 5 1 0 0 39 4 10% 23 5 22% 109 17 16% 15 5 33% 5 1 20% 0
1988 30 CLE AL 254 41% 58 0 0 13 5 3 4 1.54 18 0 5 9 9 7 11 0 0 0 41 0 0% 22 9 41% 170 26 15% 11 7 64% 10 4 40% 0
1989 31 CHW AL 196 34% 51 1 0 3 1 0 0 2.10 11 0 4 7 4 6 5 0 0 0 44 2 5% 15 6 40% 126 26 21% 8 6 75% 6 2 33% 0
1990 32 TOT AL 369 45% 78 6 0 14 4 1 3 2.59 18 0 9 5 13 8 10 0 1 0 0% 62 6 10% 36 5 14% 211 29 14% 15 6 40% 17 7 41% 0
1990 32 CHW AL 305 41% 68 6 0 7 2 1 2 2.55 16 0 7 5 11 7 9 0 1 0 0% 50 3 6% 30 5 17% 173 28 16% 12 6 50% 15 7 47% 0
1990 32 BAL AL 64 61% 10 0 0 7 2 0 1 2.63 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 12 3 25% 6 0 0% 38 1 3% 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 0
1991 33 CHW AL 55 35% 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 3.53 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 2 20% 8 2 25% 45 5 11% 6 2 33% 4 3 75% 0
10 Yrs 3013 42% 648 7 0 98 19 6 14 1.97 176 0 69 100 76 81 95 1 1 0 0% 587 53 9% 305 70 23% 1911 294 15% 168 78 46% 109 42 39% 0
MLB Averages 60% 77% 11% 35% 15% 52% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 30 CLE AL 250 863 3.45 544 63.3% 19.3% 28.3% 22.8% 29.6% 80.7% 1.3% 51.1% 64.9% 46.0% 2.0% 5 0 8.8% 22 13 6.8% 17 13 13 52 20.0% 4 0 0
1989 31 CHW AL 196 754 3.85 443 59.1% 18.5% 24.6% 26.9% 29.6% 81.0% 1.3% 47.9% 69.3% 39.8% 5.6% 11 1 19.4% 38 21 11.7% 23 11 11 31 26.2% 0 0 2
1990 32 TOT AL 359 1319 3.67 857 65.2% 19.3% 25.3% 27.3% 28.0% 80.6% 0.9% 52.5% 68.5% 41.9% 3.1% 11 0 10.6% 38 22 5.3% 19 10 16 71 18.4% 10 1 1
1990 32 CHW AL 296 1119 3.78 722 64.8% 19.9% 25.2% 27.8% 26.9% 79.9% 1.0% 51.7% 68.3% 40.7% 2.7% 8 0 10.5% 31 18 5.4% 16 8 15 58 20.5% 9 1 1
1990 32 BAL AL 63 200 3.17 135 67.5% 15.6% 25.9% 24.4% 34.1% 84.4% 0.0% 57.0% 69.3% 47.6% 4.8% 3 0 11.1% 7 4 4.8% 3 2 1 13 7.1% 1 0 0
1991 33 CHW AL 55 182 3.31 113 62.1% 22.1% 16.8% 26.5% 34.5% 77.9% 0.0% 48.4% 78.4% 38.2% 5.5% 3 1 12.7% 7 2 10.9% 6 4 2 7 22.2% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 860 3118 3.63 1957 63.0% 19.3% 25.5% 25.9% 29.2% 80.6% 1.0% 50.8% 68.2% 42.4% 3.5% 30 2 12.2% 105 58 7.6% 65 38 42 161 20.7% 14 1 3
MLB Averages 3.62 62.3% 24.6% 14.4% 26.9% 33.9% 75.2% 2.1% 46.8% 80.7% 31.7% 5.6% 15.7% 8.7% 26.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 24 20 32 29 3 7 2 0 1 7 0 0 3 12 .241 .313 .414 .726 98 12 0 0 0 0 0
1983 25 165 602 549 78 139 21 3 36 107 8 3 42 162 .253 .314 .499 .813 117 274 10 8 0 3 8
1984 26 304 1127 1015 145 239 36 3 68 181 11 9 91 299 .235 .305 .478 .783 109 485 17 14 0 7 13
1985 27 420 1544 1394 196 326 48 3 94 239 12 13 122 391 .234 .302 .475 .777 107 662 29 19 0 9 14
1986 28 536 1966 1770 238 408 61 3 115 299 16 14 157 501 .231 .299 .463 .762 103 820 39 22 0 17 15
1987 29 595 2139 1929 259 452 66 3 127 327 16 15 167 537 .234 .300 .469 .769 104 905 43 23 0 20 16
1988 30 670 2393 2154 290 510 74 3 145 370 16 15 183 602 .237 .303 .476 .778 107 1025 43 31 0 25 17
1989 31 721 2589 2323 316 561 84 3 156 407 16 16 205 644 .241 .308 .482 .790 111 1119 45 32 0 29 18
1990 32 826 2958 2661 349 639 100 3 174 453 16 16 231 735 .240 .306 .476 .782 111 1267 51 36 0 30 20
1991 33 843 3013 2708 356 648 100 3 176 460 16 16 236 744 .239 .306 .473 .779 110 1282 53 38 0 31 20

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1982 24 20 32 29 3 7 2 0 1 7 0 3 12 .241 .313 .414 .726 4 20
1983 25 145 571 521 76 133 19 3 35 101 8 39 150 .255 .315 .505 .820 81 145
1984 26 139 526 467 68 101 15 0 32 75 3 49 137 .216 .297 .454 .751 62 139
1985 27 116 417 379 51 87 12 0 26 58 1 31 92 .230 .295 .467 .762 51 116
1986 28 116 422 376 42 82 13 0 21 60 4 35 110 .218 .284 .420 .705 45 116
1987 29 59 172 158 20 43 5 0 12 27 0 10 36 .272 .314 .532 .846 26 59
1988 30 75 257 227 33 60 8 0 19 46 0 17 65 .264 .331 .551 .881 39 75
1989 31 51 202 173 30 55 11 0 12 42 0 24 42 .318 .396 .590 .986 41 51
1990 32 105 377 344 37 84 17 0 19 51 0 28 91 .244 .308 .459 .767 48 105
1991 33 17 55 47 7 9 0 0 2 7 0 5 9 .191 .291 .319 .610 4 17
10 Yrs 843 3031 2721 367 661 102 3 179 474 16 241 744 .243 .310 .480 .790 401 843
162 Game Avg. 162 582 523 71 127 20 1 34 91 3 46 143 .243 .310 .480 .790 77 843



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1989 May AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Apr 29th AL Player of the Week
1985 Sep 15th AL Player of the Week
1989 May 14th AL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
1983 AL  .504 (9th)
Career  .473 (230th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1983 AL  35 (3rd)
1984 AL  32 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1983 AL  100 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1983 AL  150 (1st)
1984 AL  137 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1986 AL  8 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1983 AL  14.9 (1st)
1984 AL  14.6 (1st)
1985 AL  14.6 (7th)**
Career  15.4 (22nd)

             
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 - 15 (1209), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1124), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (292nd), 4.7 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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