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Tom Lawless

Thomas James Lawless

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Runner and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 19, 1956 in Erie, PA
Schools: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA), Penn State Erie, the Behrend College of Pennsylvania State University (Erie, PA)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1982 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1982 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds/BlueJays/Expos 1982-1990

Final Game: July 4, 1990 (Age 33)
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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
1982 25 CIN NL 49 176 165 19 35 6 0 0 4 16 5 9 30 .212 .253 .248 .501 40 41 5 0 2 0 0 4
1984 27 TOT NL 54 106 97 11 23 3 0 1 2 7 3 8 16 .237 .295 .299 .594 66 29 4 0 1 0 1 4/5
1984 27 CIN NL 43 89 80 10 20 2 0 1 2 6 3 8 12 .250 .318 .313 .631 76 25 1 0 1 0 1 4/5
1984 27 MON NL 11 17 17 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .176 .176 .235 .412 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 /4
1985 28 STL NL 47 64 58 8 12 3 1 0 8 2 1 5 4 .207 .270 .293 .563 58 17 0 0 1 0 0 54
1986 29 STL NL 46 45 39 5 11 1 0 0 3 8 1 2 8 .282 .310 .308 .617 71 12 0 0 2 1 0 5/47
1987 30 STL NL 19 29 25 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 .080 .179 .120 .299 -19 3 1 0 1 0 0 /459
1988 31 STL NL 54 79 65 9 10 2 1 1 3 6 0 7 9 .154 .236 .262 .498 43 17 1 0 7 0 0 5/4793
1989 32 TOR AL 59 79 70 20 16 1 0 0 3 12 1 7 12 .229 .295 .243 .538 57 17 0 0 1 1 0 5D/9472
1990 33 TOR AL 15 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 1 0 0 0 0 0 /D574
8 Yrs 343 590 531 78 110 17 2 2 24 53 13 41 85 .207 .263 .258 .521 47 137 11 0 15 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 279 251 37 52 8 1 1 11 25 6 19 40 .207 .263 .258 .521 47 65 5 0 7 1 0
STL (4 yrs) 166 217 187 27 35 7 2 1 14 18 2 17 26 .187 .254 .262 .516 44 49 2 0 11 1 0
CIN (2 yrs) 92 265 245 29 55 8 0 1 6 22 8 17 42 .224 .275 .269 .544 52 66 6 0 3 0 1
TOR (2 yrs) 74 91 82 21 17 1 0 0 4 12 3 7 13 .207 .267 .220 .486 41 18 0 0 1 1 0
MON (1 yr) 11 17 17 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .176 .176 .235 .412 17 4 3 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 269 499 449 57 93 16 2 2 20 41 10 34 72 .207 .262 .265 .527 48 119 11 0 14 1 1
AL (2 yrs) 74 91 82 21 17 1 0 0 4 12 3 7 13 .207 .267 .220 .486 41 18 0 0 1 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
1982 25 CIN NL 49 176 -12 1 -1 2 1 -8 -1.0 6 -2 -0.3 .480 .494 -0.6 0.4 -4 4
1984 27 CIN NL 43 89 -3 1 -0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .490 .497 0.1 -0.2 2 4/5
1984 27 MON NL 11 17 -2 0 -1 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /4
1985 28 STL NL 47 64 -4 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 -0.0 0.3 -0 54
1986 29 STL NL 46 45 -1 1 0 -2 0 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .497 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 $100,000 5/47
1987 30 STL NL 19 29 -4 0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $115,000 /459
1988 31 STL NL 54 79 -5 1 -0 2 0 -1 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.2 0.3 -1 $125,000 5/4793
1989 32 TOR AL 59 79 -4 2 1 -10 -1 -13 -1.4 3 -11 -1.1 .476 .491 -0.1 -1.2 -0 $175,000 5D/9472
1990 33 TOR AL 15 12 -3 -1 0 1 -0 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $250,000 /D574
8 Seasons 343 590 -36 5 0 -7 2 -36 -4.0 20 -16 -2.0 .488 .497 -1.4 -0.5 -9 $765,000
STL (4 yrs) 166 217 -13 2 1 3 2 -6 -0.7 7 2 0.1 .496 .499 -0.3 0.5 -1 $340,000
CIN (2 yrs) 92 265 -15 2 -1 -1 2 -12 -1.4 9 -3 -0.5 .485 .496 -0.5 0.2 -2
TOR (2 yrs) 74 91 -7 0 1 -10 -2 -17 -1.8 3 -14 -1.5 .476 .493 -0.5 -1.2 -4 $425,000
MON (1 yr) 11 17 -2 0 -1 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1

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
1985 28 STL NL WS KCR L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 30 STL NL NLCS SFG W 3 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 0 0 0
1987 30 STL NL WS MIN L 3 10 10 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .400 .500 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 7 17 16 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .188 .235 .375 .610 6 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 10 10 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .400 .500 4 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1982 CIN NL 25 2B 47 42 31 369.0 228 87 136 5 35 .978 2 6 5.44 4.74 .978 5.42 5.43
1984 TOT NL 27 2B 32 20 11 177.0 90 43 47 0 7 1.000 -2 -13 4.58 2.81 .979 5.41 5.39
1984 CIN NL 27 2B 23 15 9 135.0 69 34 35 0 5 1.000 -2 -20 4.60 3.00 .979 5.41 5.39
1984 CIN NL 27 3B 6 2 1 28.0 13 7 5 1 1 .923 -0 -17 3.86 2.00 .943 2.80 2.78
1984 MON NL 27 2B 9 5 2 42.0 21 9 12 0 2 1.000 0 9 4.50 2.33 .979 5.40 5.39
1985 STL NL 28 3B 13 7 6 75.1 34 9 24 1 2 .971 2 29 3.94 2.54 .948 2.88 2.88
1985 STL NL 28 2B 11 4 4 60.0 30 10 20 0 2 1.000 0 10 4.50 2.73 .982 5.48 5.47
1986 STL NL 29 3B 12 3 0 46.1 16 5 9 2 1 .875 -2 -52 2.72 1.17 .946 2.72 2.72
1986 STL NL 29 2B 7 1 0 17.0 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 5.29 1.43 .980 5.19 5.21
1986 STL NL 29 LF 1 1 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 2.00 .975 1.95 2.00
1986 STL NL 29 OF 1 1 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 2.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1987 STL NL 30 2B 7 3 1 31.0 19 5 14 0 3 1.000 1 23 5.52 2.71 .982 5.20 5.16
1987 STL NL 30 3B 3 0 0 8.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -55 1.04 0.33 .950 2.80 2.80
1987 STL NL 30 OF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.14 2.20
1987 STL NL 30 RF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1988 STL NL 31 3B 24 11 5 114.2 31 9 22 0 1 1.000 0 2 2.43 1.29 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 STL NL 31 OF 6 3 1 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2 60 2.70 1.50 .982 2.28 2.28
1988 STL NL 31 2B 5 1 0 12.1 10 3 7 0 2 1.000 0 49 7.30 2.00 .980 5.18 5.24
1988 STL NL 31 LF 4 3 1 25.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 34 2.16 1.50 .980 2.12 2.12
1988 STL NL 31 RF 2 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 192 5.40 1.50 .980 1.98 2.05
1988 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1989 TOR AL 32 OF 16 6 5 72.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -43 2.12 1.06 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TOR AL 32 3B 12 5 3 63.0 19 4 12 3 1 .842 -6 -107 2.29 1.33 .943 2.73 2.70
1989 TOR AL 32 DH 12 0
1989 TOR AL 32 RF 9 4 3 47.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 1.72 1.00 .979 2.34 2.30
1989 TOR AL 32 2B 7 5 4 45.0 30 17 13 0 5 1.000 -2 -56 6.00 4.29 .981 5.24 5.19
1989 TOR AL 32 LF 7 2 2 25.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -58 2.88 1.14 .978 2.16 2.14
1989 TOR AL 32 C 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
1990 TOR AL 33 DH 5 1
1990 TOR AL 33 3B 4 1 1 15.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 0 8 2.40 1.00 .944 2.76 2.72
1990 TOR AL 33 LF 2 1 1 13.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 46 4.15 3.00 .978 2.22 2.15
1990 TOR AL 33 OF 2 1 1 13.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 46 4.15 3.00 .982 2.42 2.35
1990 TOR AL 33 2B 1 0 0 3.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 40 15.00 5.00 .984 5.10 5.20
8 Seasons 2B 117 76 51 714.1 422 173 244 5 55 .988 -1 -1 5.25 3.56 .979 5.39 5.37
7 Seasons 3B 74 29 16 351.0 119 35 76 8 6 .933 -6 -22 2.85 1.50 .946 2.78 2.77
5 Seasons OF 26 12 8 129.0 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 2.37 1.31 .981 2.37 2.35
4 Seasons LF 14 7 4 69.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.87 1.57 .978 2.14 2.13
3 Seasons RF 12 5 4 60.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.80 1.00 .979 2.26 2.23
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
8 Seasons TOT 219 117 75 1197.1 579 245 321 13 61 .978 -7 -7 4.25 2.58 .972 4.31 4.16 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
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

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
198629St. Louis Cardinals$100,0001986 USA Today survey
198730St. Louis Cardinals$115,0001987 USA Today survey
198831St. Louis Cardinals$125,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198932Toronto Blue Jays$175,0001989 USA Today survey
199033Toronto Blue Jays$250,000AP in Toronto Star
Career to date (may be incomplete)$765,000
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: Thomas James tim Tom tommy Lawless

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