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Ray Lankford

Raymond Lewis Lankford

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 5, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Grace Davis HS (Modesto, CA)
School: Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 21, 1990 (Age 23.077)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1990-2004
Agents: Jeff Moorad [*]
Final Game: October 3, 2004 (Age 37.120)
Relatives: Nephew of Carl Nichols
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #394. Wally Joyner… #395. Frank White… #396. Reggie Sanders… #397. RAY LANKFORD… #398. Johnny Callison… #399. Vic Wertz… #400. Joe Adcock… 

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
1990 23 STL NL 39 139 126 12 36 10 1 3 12 8 2 13 27 .286 .353 .452 .805 121 57 1 0 0 0 0 8
1991 24 STL NL 151 615 566 83 142 23 15 9 69 44 20 41 114 .251 .301 .392 .693 94 222 4 1 4 3 1 *8 RoY-3
1992 25 STL NL 153 682 598 87 175 40 6 20 86 42 24 72 147 .293 .371 .480 .851 143 287 5 5 2 5 6 *8 MVP-18
1993 26 STL NL 127 495 407 64 97 17 3 7 45 14 14 81 111 .238 .366 .346 .713 95 141 5 3 1 3 7 *8
1994 27 STL NL 109 482 416 89 111 25 5 19 57 11 10 58 113 .267 .359 .488 .847 121 203 0 4 0 4 3 *8
1995 28 STL NL 132 553 483 81 134 35 2 25 82 24 8 63 110 .277 .360 .513 .873 130 248 10 2 0 5 6 *8
1996 29 STL NL 149 635 545 100 150 36 8 21 86 35 7 79 133 .275 .366 .486 .852 124 265 12 3 1 7 10 *8
1997 ★ 30 STL NL 133 566 465 94 137 36 3 31 98 21 11 95 125 .295 .411 .585 .996 159 272 9 0 0 5 10 *8 AS,MVP-16
1998 31 STL NL 154 626 533 94 156 37 1 31 105 26 5 86 151 .293 .391 .540 .932 143 288 4 3 0 4 5 *8/D
1999 32 STL NL 122 476 422 77 129 32 1 15 63 14 4 49 110 .306 .380 .493 .873 118 208 6 3 0 2 3 7/8D
2000 33 STL NL 128 472 392 73 99 16 3 26 65 5 6 70 148 .253 .367 .508 .874 117 199 6 4 0 6 1 *7/8D
2001 34 TOT NL 131 459 389 58 98 28 4 19 58 10 2 62 145 .252 .358 .491 .849 120 191 6 4 1 3 9 *78/9
2001 34 STL NL 91 314 264 38 62 18 3 15 39 4 2 44 105 .235 .345 .496 .841 114 131 4 2 1 3 8 7
2001 34 SDP NL 40 145 125 20 36 10 1 4 19 6 0 18 40 .288 .386 .480 .866 132 60 2 2 0 0 1 78/9
2002 35 SDP NL 81 240 205 20 46 7 1 6 26 2 2 30 61 .224 .326 .356 .682 88 73 3 2 1 2 3 7/8D
2003 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Hamstring Injury)
2004 37 STL NL 92 235 200 36 51 14 1 6 22 2 2 29 55 .255 .349 .425 .774 100 85 6 2 0 4 4 7/8
14 Yrs 1701 6675 5747 968 1561 356 54 238 874 258 117 828 1550 .272 .364 .477 .840 123 2739 77 36 10 53 68
162 Game Avg. 162 636 547 92 149 34 5 23 83 25 11 79 148 .272 .364 .477 .840 123 261 7 3 1 5 6
STL (13 yrs) 1580 6290 5417 928 1479 339 52 228 829 250 115 780 1449 .273 .365 .481 .846 124 2606 72 32 9 51 64
SDP (2 yrs) 121 385 330 40 82 17 2 10 45 8 2 48 101 .248 .349 .403 .752 105 133 5 4 1 2 4

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
1990 23 STL NL 39 139 3 1 1 -2 1 3 0.4 4 8 0.8 .509 .502 1.0 -0.2 10 $100,000 8
1991 24 STL NL 151 615 -5 0 2 -3 2 -3 -0.4 20 17 1.6 .498 .498 1.8 -0.1 20 $125,000 *8 RoY-3
1992 25 STL NL 153 682 32 -0 -0 -11 3 24 2.6 19 43 4.6 .517 .516 5.7 -0.9 54 $230,000 *8 MVP-18
1993 26 STL NL 127 495 -1 -5 1 10 3 7 0.8 15 22 2.3 .506 .505 1.1 1.4 12 $290,000 *8
1994 27 STL NL 109 482 14 -0 1 -3 2 14 1.4 14 29 2.8 .513 .509 3.0 -0.1 31 $1,650,000 *8
1995 28 STL NL 132 553 17 0 -0 2 3 22 2.1 17 39 3.8 .517 .514 3.5 0.5 37 $2,800,000 *8
1996 29 STL NL 149 635 15 3 -1 14 3 34 3.0 20 53 5.0 .523 .521 3.7 1.6 39 $2,416,667 *8
1997 ★ 30 STL NL 133 566 37 0 -0 -2 3 37 3.5 17 55 5.2 .528 .523 5.5 -0.1 57 $4,466,667 *8 AS,MVP-16
1998 31 STL NL 154 626 31 6 2 4 3 45 4.3 20 64 6.2 .529 .528 5.9 0.5 61 $4,666,667 *8/D
1999 32 STL NL 122 476 14 2 -1 14 -4 25 2.3 15 40 3.7 .520 .515 2.3 0.9 26 $6,600,000 7/8D
2000 33 STL NL 128 472 8 -0 0 -7 -4 -3 -0.4 15 12 1.0 .498 .498 1.6 -1.1 18 $7,600,000 *7/8D
2001 34 STL NL 91 314 1 -0 -0 -5 -3 -7 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .492 .496 0.7 -0.9 7 $8,100,000 7
2001 34 SDP NL 40 145 8 2 0 -4 -1 5 0.5 5 10 0.9 .512 .503 1.4 -0.5 14 78/9
2002 35 SDP NL 81 240 -2 -3 0 -4 -2 -10 -1.1 7 -3 -0.4 .487 .493 -0.0 -0.6 1 $8,100,000 7/8D
2004 37 STL NL 92 235 1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -3 -0.3 7 5 0.4 .497 .498 0.5 -0.3 6 $650,000 7/8
14 Seasons 1701 6675 173 5 3 3 6 189 17.8 206 395 38.1 .511 .510 37.8 0.2 392 $47,795,001
STL (13 yrs) 1580 6290 167 5 3 11 9 195 18.5 194 388 37.5 .513 .511 36.5 1.3 378 $39,695,001
SDP (2 yrs) 121 385 6 -1 0 -8 -3 -5 -0.7 12 7 0.5 .495 .497 1.3 -1.1 15 $8,100,000

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
1996 29 STL NL NLDS SDP W 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 29 STL NL NLCS ATL L 5 15 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000 33 STL NL NLDS ATL W 3 12 10 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .300 .633 3 0 0 0 0 1
2000 33 STL NL NLCS NYM L 5 13 12 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .333 .385 .417 .801 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 14 43 37 5 7 2 0 0 5 0 0 5 14 .189 .279 .243 .522 9 0 0 0 1 1
2 NLDS 4 15 12 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 5 .250 .400 .333 .733 4 0 0 0 0 1
2 NLCS 10 28 25 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .160 .214 .200 .414 5 0 0 0 1 0

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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1990 STL NL 23 CF 35 30 30 273.1 94 92 1 1 0 .989 -2 -10 3.06 2.66 .984 2.74 2.73
1990 STL NL 23 OF 35 30 30 273.1 94 92 1 1 0 .989 -2 -10 3.06 2.66 .981 2.39 2.37
1991 STL NL 24 CF 149 135 134 1217.1 382 369 7 6 2 .984 -3 -3 2.78 2.52 .985 2.59 2.58 RoY-3
1991 STL NL 24 OF 149 135 134 1217.1 380 367 7 6 2 .984 -3 -3 2.77 2.51 .983 2.28 2.27 RoY-3
1992 STL NL 25 CF 153 151 141 1369.0 446 439 5 2 0 .996 -11 -10 2.92 2.90 .989 2.80 2.80 MVP-18
1992 STL NL 25 OF 153 151 141 1369.0 445 438 5 2 0 .996 -11 -10 2.91 2.90 .983 2.34 2.34 MVP-18
1993 STL NL 26 CF 121 112 106 1012.2 329 316 6 7 0 .979 10 12 2.86 2.66 .985 2.75 2.73
1993 STL NL 26 OF 121 112 106 1012.2 325 312 6 7 0 .978 10 12 2.83 2.63 .979 2.34 2.33
1994 STL NL 27 CF 104 103 100 902.0 272 261 5 6 1 .978 -3 -4 2.65 2.56 .982 2.63 2.61
1994 STL NL 27 OF 104 103 100 902.0 271 260 5 6 1 .978 -3 -4 2.64 2.55 .980 2.24 2.23
1995 STL NL 28 CF 129 128 123 1116.0 309 299 7 3 2 .990 2 2 2.47 2.37 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 STL NL 28 OF 129 128 123 1116.0 310 300 7 3 2 .990 2 2 2.48 2.38 .979 2.15 2.14
1996 STL NL 29 CF 144 142 127 1242.0 367 358 8 1 0 .997 14 14 2.65 2.54 .984 2.49 2.47
1996 STL NL 29 OF 144 142 127 1242.0 366 356 9 1 0 .997 14 14 2.64 2.53 .978 2.13 2.12
1997 STL NL 30 CF 131 129 115 1141.1 306 293 4 9 2 .971 -2 -3 2.34 2.27 .983 2.41 2.39 AS,MVP-16
1997 STL NL 30 OF 131 129 115 1141.1 306 293 4 9 2 .971 -2 -3 2.34 2.27 .980 2.13 2.12 AS,MVP-16
1998 STL NL 31 CF 145 137 121 1216.1 350 338 7 5 2 .986 4 3 2.55 2.38 .987 2.54 2.53
1998 STL NL 31 OF 145 137 121 1216.1 350 338 7 5 2 .986 4 3 2.55 2.38 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 STL NL 31 DH 1 1
1999 STL NL 32 OF 106 103 81 892.2 223 214 6 3 0 .987 14 19 2.22 2.08 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 STL NL 32 LF 105 103 81 883.2 219 210 6 3 0 .986 15 21 2.20 2.06 .977 2.00 1.98
1999 STL NL 32 CF 2 0 0 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -147 4.00 2.00 .985 2.60 2.60
1999 STL NL 32 DH 1 1
2000 STL NL 33 OF 117 106 86 919.0 188 179 4 5 0 .973 -7 -9 1.79 1.56 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 STL NL 33 LF 116 105 85 909.0 186 178 3 5 0 .973 -5 -7 1.79 1.56 .976 1.92 1.90
2000 STL NL 33 CF 2 1 1 10.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -144 1.80 1.00 .985 2.61 2.60
2000 STL NL 33 DH 1 1
2001 TOT NL 34 OF 123 109 91 948.1 210 198 6 6 1 .971 -9 -12 1.94 1.66 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 TOT NL 34 LF 106 96 81 826.1 179 167 6 6 1 .966 -6 -8 1.88 1.63 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 STL NL 34 LF 85 76 65 663.2 145 135 5 5 1 .966 -5 -9 1.90 1.65 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 STL NL 34 OF 85 76 65 663.2 145 135 5 5 1 .966 -5 -9 1.90 1.65 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 SDP NL 34 OF 38 33 26 284.2 65 63 1 1 0 .985 -4 -19 2.02 1.68 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 SDP NL 34 LF 21 20 16 162.2 34 32 1 1 0 .971 -1 -5 1.83 1.57 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 SDP NL 34 CF 16 12 9 112.2 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -34 2.48 1.94 .986 2.59 2.56
2001 SDP NL 34 RF 2 1 1 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -64 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.10
2002 SDP NL 35 LF 59 53 32 425.0 106 98 4 4 1 .962 -1 -3 2.16 1.73 .977 1.92 1.90
2002 SDP NL 35 OF 59 54 32 440.0 107 98 4 5 1 .953 -4 -10 2.09 1.73 .983 2.19 2.17
2002 SDP NL 35 CF 3 1 0 15.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -2 -184 0.00 0.00 .990 2.58 2.53
2002 SDP NL 35 DH 1 1
2004 STL NL 37 OF 70 45 24 413.0 90 85 1 4 0 .956 -1 -1 -4 -2 1.87 1.23 .982 2.16 2.14
2004 STL NL 37 LF 66 43 23 392.0 87 82 1 4 0 .954 -1 -1 -3 -3 1.91 1.26 .980 1.85 1.84
2004 STL NL 37 CF 4 2 1 21.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -23 0 1.29 0.75 .987 2.53 2.50
14 Seasons OF 1586 1484 1311 13103.0 3665 3530 72 63 11 .983 2 -1 0 -2 2.47 2.27 .981 2.23 2.21
14 Seasons CF 1138 1083 1008 9657.2 2896 2804 51 41 9 .986 1 0 0 0 2.66 2.51 .985 2.59 2.58
5 Seasons LF 452 400 302 3436.0 777 735 20 22 2 .972 2 -1 1 -3 1.98 1.67 .978 1.93 1.91
4 Seasons DH 4 4
1 Season RF 2 1 1 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -64 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.10
14 Seasons TOT 1586 1484 1311 13103.0 3665 3530 72 63 11 .983 2 -1 0 -2 2.47 2.27 .981 2.23 2.21
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Hall of Fame
2010 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1992 NL (18, 1%)
1997 NL (16, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1995 Sep 10th NL Player of the Week
1996 Jul 21st NL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1997 NL  5.2 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1992 NL  5.7 (9th)
1997 NL  5.5 (7th)
1998 NL  5.9 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1996 NL  1.6 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1997 NL  .411 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1992 NL  .480 (8th)
1997 NL  .585 (5th)
Career  .477 (208th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1992 NL  .851 (10th)
1997 NL  .996 (5th)
Career  .840 (207th)

At Bats s c a p y
1992 NL  598 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1992 NL  87 (9th)
1994 NL  89 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1992 NL  175 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1992 NL  287 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1992 NL  40 (2nd)
1995 NL  35 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1991 NL  15 (1st)
1994 NL  5 (10th)
1996 NL  8 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1997 NL  31 (9th)
Career  238 (235th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1993 NL  81 (8th)
1994 NL  58 (9th)
1996 NL  79 (9th)
1997 NL  95 (5th)
1998 NL  86 (9th)
Career  828 (225th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1991 NL  114 (9th)
1992 NL  147 (1st)
1994 NL  113 (2nd)
1995 NL  110 (6th)
1996 NL  133 (5th)
1997 NL  125 (8th)
1998 NL  151 (4th)
2000 NL  148 (4th)
2001 NL  145 (8th)
Career  1,550 (45th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1991 NL  44 (4th)
1992 NL  42 (6th)
1996 NL  35 (9th)
1998 NL  26 (8th)
Career  258 (216th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1992 NL  143 (9th)
1997 NL  159 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1992 NL  108 (6th)
1997 NL  115 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1992 NL  35 (9th)
1997 NL  44 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1992 NL  3.6 (9th)
1997 NL  4.1 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1992 NL  66 (5th)
1995 NL  62 (9th)
1997 NL  70 (8th)
Career  648 (234th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1992 NL  252 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1997 NL  .744 (7th)
1998 NL  .734 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1997 NL  10 (10th)
Career  68 (241st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1991 NL  20 (4th)
1992 NL  24 (1st)
1993 NL  14 (6th)
1994 NL  10 (7th)
Career  117 (65th)

SB % s c a p y
1996 NL  83.33 (10th)
1998 NL  83.87 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1992 NL  27.1 (2nd)
1995 NL  24.5 (7th)
1996 NL  26.3 (5th)
1997 NL  25.0 (7th)
1998 NL  28.3 (5th)
Career  247.6 (51st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1997 NL  15.0 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1991 NL  455 (10th)
1992 NL  459 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1997 NL  47.16 (8th)
1998 NL  51.48 (7th)
Career  239.72 (174th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1992 NL  4.8 (5th)
Career  20.7 (179th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1997 NL  4.2 (8th)
Career  23.4 (161st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1997 NL  4.5 (8th)
1998 NL  4.9 (7th)
Career  23.1 (182nd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 NL  116 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2001 NL  6 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  149 (2nd)
1992 NL  153 (5th)
1995 NL  129 (5th)
1996 NL  144 (5th)
1997 NL  131 (5th)
1998 NL  145 (5th)
Career  1,138 (66th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  369 (2nd)
1992 NL  439 (1st)
1994 NL  261 (5th)
1995 NL  299 (4th)
1996 NL  358 (3rd)
1997 NL  293 (4th)
1998 NL  338 (5th)
Career  2,804 (69th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  7 (5th)
1993 NL  6 (5th)
1994 NL  5 (5th)
1996 NL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  6 (1st)
1993 NL  7 (3rd)
1994 NL  6 (2nd)
1997 NL  9 (1st)
1998 NL  5 (2nd)
Career  41 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  2 (3rd)
1994 NL  1 (3rd)
1995 NL  2 (1st)
1997 NL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1992 NL  153 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  367 (2nd)
1992 NL  438 (1st)
1994 NL  260 (5th)
1995 NL  300 (5th)
1996 NL  356 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  6 (4th)
1997 NL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 NL  15 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1999 NL  2.20 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 NL  2.06 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 NL  .973 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  10 (5th)
1996 NL  14 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1991 NL  2.78 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.92 (4th)
1993 NL  2.86 (5th)
1994 NL  2.65 (5th)
1996 NL  2.65 (4th)
Career  2.66 (67th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  2.52 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.90 (4th)
1994 NL  2.56 (5th)
1996 NL  2.54 (3rd)
1997 NL  2.27 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  .984 (5th)
1992 NL  .996 (1st)
1995 NL  .990 (5th)
1996 NL  .997 (1st)
Career  .986 (99th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1996 NL  14 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1991 NL  2.77 (3rd)
1992 NL  2.91 (5th)
1993 NL  2.83 (4th)
1996 NL  2.64 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  2.51 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.90 (4th)
1996 NL  2.53 (3rd)
1997 NL  2.27 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1992 NL  .996 (3rd)
1996 NL  .997 (1st)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 45 (567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 23 (746), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (51st), 38.0 career WAR/31.3 7yr-peak WAR/34.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1990 23 St. Louis Cardinals $100,000 ? USA Today
1991 24 St. Louis Cardinals $125,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 25 St. Louis Cardinals $230,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $70,000 incentives
1993 26 St. Louis Cardinals $290,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 27 St. Louis Cardinals $1,650,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 28 St. Louis Cardinals $2,800,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 29 St. Louis Cardinals $2,416,667 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $416,667 signing bonus
1997 30 St. Louis Cardinals $4,466,667 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1; 1997 postseason AP Includes $416,667 signing bonus; $50,000 earned
1998 31 St. Louis Cardinals $4,666,667 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 32 St. Louis Cardinals $6,600,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 33 St. Louis Cardinals $7,600,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 34 St. Louis Cardinals $8,100,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 35 San Diego Padres $8,100,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2004 37 St. Louis Cardinals $650,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,795,001
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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