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Craig Kusick

Craig Robert Kusick

Positions: First Baseman, Designated Hitter and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 30, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI
School: University of Wisconsin at La Crosse (La Crosse, WI)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1970. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1973 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1974 [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/BlueJays 1973-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 31)
Died: September 27, 2006 in St. Paul, MN
Buried: St. Germain Cemetery, St. Germain, WI
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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
1973 24 MIN AL 15 56 48 4 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 9 .250 .357 .292 .649 82 14 0 1 0 0 0 3/D7
1974 25 MIN AL 76 238 201 36 48 7 1 8 26 0 0 35 36 .239 .353 .403 .756 114 81 5 1 0 1 1 3
1975 26 MIN AL 57 183 156 14 37 8 0 6 27 0 0 21 23 .237 .346 .404 .750 110 63 3 5 1 0 1 3/D
1976 27 MIN AL 109 306 266 33 69 13 0 11 36 5 1 35 44 .259 .344 .432 .777 124 115 3 1 1 3 0 D3
1977 28 MIN AL 115 325 268 34 68 12 0 12 45 3 1 49 60 .254 .370 .433 .803 120 116 14 3 1 4 5 D3
1978 29 MIN AL 77 233 191 23 33 3 2 4 20 3 2 37 38 .173 .305 .272 .577 63 52 8 1 0 4 2 D3/7
1979 30 TOT AL 48 120 108 11 24 5 0 5 13 0 0 10 18 .222 .292 .407 .699 85 44 3 1 0 1 0 3D/1
1979 30 MIN AL 24 57 54 8 13 4 0 3 6 0 0 3 11 .241 .281 .481 .762 99 26 1 0 0 0 0 D/3
1979 30 TOR AL 24 63 54 3 11 1 0 2 7 0 0 7 7 .204 .302 .333 .635 72 18 2 1 0 1 0 3/D1
7 Yrs 497 1461 1238 155 291 50 3 46 171 11 4 194 228 .235 .342 .392 .733 105 485 36 13 3 13 9
162 Game Avg. 162 476 404 51 95 16 1 15 56 4 1 63 74 .235 .342 .392 .733 105 158 12 4 1 4 3
MIN (7 yrs) 473 1398 1184 152 280 49 3 44 164 11 4 187 221 .236 .343 .394 .738 107 467 34 12 3 12 9
TOR (1 yr) 24 63 54 3 11 1 0 2 7 0 0 7 7 .204 .302 .333 .635 72 18 2 1 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
1973 24 MIN AL 15 56 0 -1 0 -0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .488 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 3/D7
1974 25 MIN AL 76 238 5 1 -0 5 -3 7 0.9 9 16 1.7 .511 .505 1.2 0.2 11 3
1975 26 MIN AL 57 183 3 0 0 1 -2 2 0.2 7 8 0.9 .503 .501 0.8 -0.2 8 3/D
1976 27 MIN AL 109 306 11 0 -0 -1 -9 2 0.2 11 13 1.3 .502 .501 1.5 -1.1 14 D3
1977 28 MIN AL 115 325 9 -0 -2 0 -9 -3 -0.2 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 0.9 -0.9 9 $30,000 D3
1978 29 MIN AL 77 233 -11 -1 -1 1 -5 -18 -1.9 8 -9 -1.1 .475 .488 -1.2 -0.4 -10 D3/7
1979 30 MIN AL 24 57 -1 0 -0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .491 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 D/3
1979 30 TOR AL 24 63 -2 -0 -0 3 -1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 3/D1
7 Seasons 497 1461 14 -1 -4 9 -32 -13 -1.2 52 39 3.8 .497 .499 2.9 -2.3 30 $30,000
MIN (7 yrs) 473 1398 16 -1 -4 6 -31 -13 -1.2 50 37 3.6 .497 .499 3.0 -2.6 31 $30,000
TOR (1 yr) 24 63 -2 -0 -0 3 -1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1

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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
1979 30 TOR AL 0 0 4.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 96 6.28 0.818 7.4 2.5 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 4.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 96 6.28 0.818 7.4 2.5 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.91 68 0 68 0 0 0 252 204 136 136 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 952 96 6.28 0.818 7.4 2.5 0.0 0.0

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
1979 30 TOR AL 3.2 1 0 2 4.91 5.68 0.08 -0.46 104.0 5.35 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .518 .500
1 Season 3.2 1 0 2 4.91 5.68 0.08 -0.46 104.0 5.35 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .518 .500

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1973 MIN AL 24 1B 11 10 7 87.0 92 86 5 1 7 .989 0 0 9.41 8.27 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 MIN AL 24 DH 2 1
1973 MIN AL 24 LF 2 2 1 18.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.45 1.50 .977 2.02 2.00
1973 MIN AL 24 OF 2 2 1 18.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.45 1.50 .980 2.31 2.25
1974 MIN AL 25 1B 75 57 52 524.2 523 479 42 2 45 .996 5 11 8.94 6.95 .992 9.70 9.66
1975 MIN AL 26 1B 51 40 37 378.1 407 372 31 4 45 .990 1 2 9.59 7.90 .990 9.84 9.81
1975 MIN AL 26 DH 1 0
1976 MIN AL 27 DH 79 53
1976 MIN AL 27 1B 23 11 10 127.1 129 109 17 3 16 .977 -1 -10 8.91 5.48 .992 9.85 9.89
1977 MIN AL 28 DH 85 51
1977 MIN AL 28 1B 23 13 10 121.2 144 133 7 4 9 .972 0 2 10.36 6.09 .990 10.02 9.95
1978 MIN AL 29 DH 34 18
1978 MIN AL 29 1B 27 24 14 191.2 238 213 22 3 14 .987 2 9 11.03 8.70 .992 10.05 9.95
1978 MIN AL 29 LF 9 7 5 58.2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -0 -10 2.30 1.67 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 MIN AL 29 OF 9 7 5 58.2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -0 -10 2.30 1.67 .979 2.47 2.44
1979 TOT AL 30 1B 28 21 12 181.0 231 209 18 4 20 .983 4 25 11.29 8.11 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 TOT AL 30 DH 13 8
1979 MIN AL 30 DH 12 8
1979 MIN AL 30 1B 8 3 3 38.0 49 46 3 0 6 1.000 0 9 11.61 6.13 .992 10.09 9.96
1979 TOR AL 30 1B 20 18 9 143.0 182 163 15 4 14 .978 3 29 11.20 8.90 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 TOR AL 30 DH 1 0
1979 TOR AL 30 P 1 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.96 1.90 0 0 0
7 Seasons 1B 238 176 142 1611.2 1764 1601 142 21 156 .988 10 7 9.73 7.32 .991 9.86 9.82
2 Seasons LF 11 9 6 77.1 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -1 -9 2.09 1.64 .974 2.16 2.15
2 Seasons OF 11 9 6 77.1 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -1 -9 2.09 1.64 .979 2.43 2.41
1 Season P 1 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.96 1.90 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 250 185 148 1692.2 1783 1619 142 22 156 .988 9 7 9.36 7.04 .991 9.51 9.46 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1974 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  10 (80th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (279th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197728Minnesota Twins$30,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,000
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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Name and misspellings: Craig Craig Robert Kusick

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