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Alan Knicely

Alan Lee Knicely

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 19, 1955 in Harrisonburg, VA
High Schools: Ashby HS (Bridgewater, VA), Turner-Ashby HS (Bridgewater, VA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1979 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Cardinals/Phillies 1979-1986

Final Game: October 4, 1986 (Age 31)
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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 24 HOU NL 7 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 -23 0 2 0 0 0 0 /25
1980 25 HOU NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 HOU NL 3 7 7 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 .571 .571 1.429 2.000 466 10 0 0 0 0 0 /27
1982 27 HOU NL 59 149 133 10 25 2 0 2 12 0 1 14 30 .188 .270 .248 .518 52 33 4 1 1 0 3 29/75
1983 28 CIN NL 59 115 98 11 22 3 0 2 10 0 2 16 28 .224 .333 .316 .650 79 31 5 0 1 0 3 2/973
1984 29 CIN NL 10 35 29 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 6 .138 .200 .138 .338 -5 4 1 0 0 3 0 /32
1985 30 TOT NL 55 185 165 17 40 9 0 5 26 0 0 16 38 .242 .310 .388 .698 91 64 6 1 1 2 2 2/3
1985 30 CIN NL 48 178 158 17 40 9 0 5 26 0 0 16 34 .253 .322 .405 .727 99 64 6 1 1 2 2 2
1985 30 PHI NL 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /3
1986 31 STL NL 34 100 82 8 16 3 0 1 6 1 1 17 21 .195 .330 .268 .598 68 22 1 0 0 1 0 3/2
8 Yrs 228 600 521 48 111 17 0 12 61 1 4 68 128 .213 .303 .315 .618 73 164 19 2 3 6 8
162 Game Avg. 162 426 370 34 79 12 0 9 43 1 3 48 91 .213 .303 .315 .618 73 117 14 1 2 4 6
HOU (4 yrs) 70 165 147 12 29 2 0 4 14 0 1 16 35 .197 .280 .293 .573 67 43 6 1 1 0 3
CIN (3 yrs) 117 328 285 28 66 12 0 7 41 0 2 35 68 .232 .313 .347 .660 82 99 12 1 2 5 5
PHI (1 yr) 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 34 100 82 8 16 3 0 1 6 1 1 17 21 .195 .330 .268 .598 68 22 1 0 0 1 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 24 HOU NL 7 8 -1 0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /25
1980 25 HOU NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1981 26 HOU NL 3 7 3 -0 0 -0 0 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .599 .502 0.3 0.0 3 /27
1982 27 HOU NL 59 149 -6 -1 -1 -4 1 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .479 .492 -0.3 -0.3 -2 29/75
1983 28 CIN NL 59 115 -4 -0 -1 2 1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .496 .499 -0.1 0.3 0 2/973
1984 29 CIN NL 10 35 -5 -0 0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .428 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -4 /32
1985 30 CIN NL 48 178 -0 -1 -1 -8 3 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .482 .495 0.6 -0.6 6 2
1985 30 PHI NL 7 7 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $60,000 /3
1986 31 STL NL 34 100 -3 -1 -0 1 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -1 3/2
8 Seasons 228 600 -18 -3 -3 -10 4 -31 -3.5 20 -10 -1.4 .485 .496 -0.4 -0.8 -0 $60,000
HOU (4 yrs) 70 165 -5 -1 -1 -4 1 -10 -1.1 6 -4 -0.5 .484 .494 -0.1 -0.3 0
CIN (3 yrs) 117 328 -9 -2 -2 -7 3 -16 -1.8 11 -5 -0.6 .485 .497 0.1 -0.4 2
PHI (1 yr) 7 7 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $60,000
STL (1 yr) 34 100 -3 -1 -0 1 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -1

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 HOU NL 24 C 3 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 0.67 .985 6.12 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 24 3B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 3.00 2.90
1981 HOU NL 26 C 2 1 1 13.0 13 11 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 6.50 .983 5.95 5.95 0 2 0 0 0
1981 HOU NL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1981 HOU NL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1982 HOU NL 27 C 23 16 12 163.0 130 112 15 3 2 .977 0 0 7.01 5.52 .985 6.29 6.30 2 6 14 7 33% 32% 1
1982 HOU NL 27 OF 16 15 7 110.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -4 -44 1.31 1.00 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 HOU NL 27 RF 15 14 6 100.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -4 -49 1.26 0.93 .978 2.01 2.02
1982 HOU NL 27 LF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 1.80 1.00 .975 2.07 2.10
1982 HOU NL 27 3B 1 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -24 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1983 CIN NL 28 C 31 15 14 161.0 119 108 11 0 1 1.000 1 7 6.65 3.84 .984 6.57 6.54 3 3 20 9 31% 33% 0
1983 CIN NL 28 OF 8 8 3 58.0 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 1 19 2.33 1.88 .980 2.27 2.26
1983 CIN NL 28 RF 5 5 1 35.0 7 6 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -14 1.80 1.40 .979 2.01 2.00
1983 CIN NL 28 LF 3 3 2 23.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 68 2.74 2.33 .977 2.03 2.03
1983 CIN NL 28 1B 2 0 0 1.2 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -72 16.20 1.50 .993 10.26 9.90
1984 CIN NL 29 1B 8 8 4 71.0 64 58 5 1 5 .984 -1 -15 7.99 7.88 .992 9.86 9.82
1984 CIN NL 29 C 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.00 2.00 .985 6.50 6.50 0 0 2 0 0% 31% 0
1985 CIN NL 30 C 46 42 32 362.2 252 231 13 8 1 .968 -8 -26 6.06 5.30 .987 6.42 6.42 4 16 46 11 19% 30% 0
1985 PHI NL 30 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 1 1.000 0 120 12.00 4.00 .992 10.20 10.00
1986 STL NL 31 1B 29 23 13 194.1 202 185 16 1 20 .995 1 6 9.31 6.93 .992 9.94 9.95
1986 STL NL 31 C 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.00 1.00 .985 6.90 6.95 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons C 108 75 60 716.2 520 468 41 11 4 .979 -7 -12 6.39 4.71 .986 6.42 6.42 9 27 82 27 25% 31% 1
4 Seasons 1B 40 31 17 270.0 273 249 22 2 27 .993 0 1 9.03 6.78 .992 9.92 9.92
3 Seasons OF 25 23 10 169.0 32 30 1 1 1 .969 -3 -23 1.65 1.24 .979 2.26 2.26
2 Seasons RF 20 19 7 135.0 22 20 1 1 1 .955 -4 -40 1.40 1.05 .978 2.01 2.01
3 Seasons LF 6 4 3 34.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 46 2.38 1.50 .977 2.04 2.07
2 Seasons 3B 2 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.81 2.85
8 Seasons TOT 175 130 87 1163.2 825 747 64 14 32 .983 -10 -10 6.27 4.63 .988 6.60 6.59 9 27 82 27 25% 31% 1
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

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  1 (5th)

                                         

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198530Philadelphia Phillies$60,000Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163
198631Philadelphia Phillies$80,000G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163Arbitration loss; $140,000 request
Career to date (may be incomplete)$140,000
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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