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Rudy Law

Rudy Karl Law

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: October 7, 1956 in Waco, TX
High School: Ravenswood HS (East Palo Alto, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1978 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Dodgers/Royals 1978-1986
Agents: Tony Attanasio [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1986 (Age 29)
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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
1978 21 LAD NL 11 13 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 .250 .308 .250 .558 59 3 0 0 0 0 0 /87
1980 23 LAD NL 128 418 388 55 101 5 4 1 23 40 13 23 27 .260 .306 .302 .608 72 117 2 3 3 1 1 8/7
1982 25 CHW AL 121 363 336 55 107 15 8 3 32 36 10 23 41 .318 .361 .438 .799 119 147 5 0 3 1 0 8/D7
1983 26 CHW AL 141 551 501 95 142 20 7 3 34 77 12 42 36 .283 .340 .369 .709 93 185 4 2 4 2 2 *8/D MVP-21
1984 27 CHW AL 136 534 487 68 122 14 7 6 37 29 17 39 42 .251 .309 .345 .654 78 168 9 3 4 1 6 *87/D
1985 28 CHW AL 125 427 390 62 101 21 6 4 36 29 6 27 40 .259 .311 .374 .686 84 146 4 3 6 1 0 *78/D
1986 29 KCR AL 87 341 307 42 80 26 5 1 36 14 6 29 22 .261 .327 .388 .715 94 119 5 2 2 1 0 79/8D
7 Yrs 749 2647 2421 379 656 101 37 18 199 228 65 184 210 .271 .325 .366 .691 89 885 29 13 22 7 9
162 Game Avg. 162 573 524 82 142 22 8 4 43 49 14 40 45 .271 .325 .366 .691 89 191 6 3 5 2 2
CHW (4 yrs) 523 1875 1714 280 472 70 28 16 139 171 45 131 159 .275 .329 .377 .706 92 646 22 8 17 5 8
LAD (2 yrs) 139 431 400 57 104 5 4 1 24 43 14 24 29 .260 .306 .300 .606 71 120 2 3 3 1 1
KCR (1 yr) 87 341 307 42 80 26 5 1 36 14 6 29 22 .261 .327 .388 .715 94 119 5 2 2 1 0
AL (5 yrs) 610 2216 2021 322 552 96 33 17 175 185 51 160 181 .273 .329 .379 .707 92 765 27 10 19 6 8
NL (2 yrs) 139 431 400 57 104 5 4 1 24 43 14 24 29 .260 .306 .300 .606 71 120 2 3 3 1 1

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
1978 21 LAD NL 11 13 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /87
1980 23 LAD NL 128 418 -9 2 3 8 -0 4 0.4 14 18 1.9 .504 .503 1.0 0.8 11 8/7
1982 25 CHW AL 121 363 9 3 0 -0 -0 13 1.3 12 25 2.5 .511 .508 2.6 -0.0 25 $37,500 8/D7
1983 26 CHW AL 141 551 -1 10 3 1 1 13 1.5 19 32 3.2 .510 .508 3.1 0.2 31 $220,000 *8/D MVP-21
1984 27 CHW AL 136 534 -13 0 0 -3 0 -16 -1.6 18 3 0.1 .488 .490 0.5 -0.3 5 *87/D
1985 28 CHW AL 125 427 -5 3 1 2 -4 -3 -0.2 15 12 1.1 .498 .498 0.9 -0.1 10 $565,000 *78/D
1986 29 KCR AL 87 341 -0 2 1 -5 -4 -7 -0.6 12 5 0.4 .492 .496 1.0 -0.9 10 $360,000 79/8D
7 Seasons 749 2647 -19 19 9 2 -7 4 0.6 90 94 9.2 .501 .501 9.1 -0.5 93 $1,182,500
CHW (4 yrs) 523 1875 -10 16 5 0 -3 7 1.0 64 72 7.0 .501 .501 7.1 -0.2 71 $822,500
LAD (2 yrs) 139 431 -9 2 4 7 -0 3 0.3 15 18 1.8 .502 .503 1.0 0.7 11
KCR (1 yr) 87 341 -0 2 1 -5 -4 -7 -0.6 12 5 0.4 .492 .496 1.0 -0.9 10 $360,000

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
1983 26 CHW AL ALCS BAL L 4 18 18 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .389 .389 .444 .833 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 18 18 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .389 .389 .444 .833 8 0 0 0 0 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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1978 LAD NL 21 OF 6 1 1 24.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 1.12 0.50 .980 2.33 2.28
1978 LAD NL 21 CF 3 0 0 11.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 1.59 0.67 .985 2.78 2.77
1978 LAD NL 21 LF 3 1 1 12.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -57 0.71 0.33 .980 1.99 1.97
1980 LAD NL 23 OF 106 86 69 786.2 242 233 6 3 3 .988 8 11 2.73 2.25 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 LAD NL 23 CF 101 86 69 779.2 242 233 6 3 3 .988 8 12 2.76 2.37 .984 2.83 2.83
1980 LAD NL 23 LF 5 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -51 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.06
1982 CHW AL 25 OF 94 74 53 681.1 223 215 2 6 0 .973 -0 -0 2.87 2.31 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 CHW AL 25 CF 91 74 53 671.1 219 211 2 6 0 .973 -0 -0 2.86 2.34 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 CHW AL 25 DH 4 0
1982 CHW AL 25 LF 3 0 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 1.80 0.67 .980 2.25 2.27
1983 CHW AL 26 CF 132 118 88 1036.2 304 297 5 2 1 .993 1 1 2.62 2.29 .987 2.93 2.91 MVP-21
1983 CHW AL 26 OF 132 118 88 1036.2 309 302 5 2 2 .994 1 1 2.67 2.33 .981 2.50 2.48 MVP-21
1983 CHW AL 26 DH 3 0 MVP-21
1984 CHW AL 27 OF 130 115 94 1035.1 332 322 5 5 2 .985 -3 -3 2.84 2.52 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CHW AL 27 CF 121 110 90 987.1 315 305 5 5 2 .984 -4 -5 2.83 2.56 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 CHW AL 27 LF 10 5 4 48.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 25 3.00 1.60 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 CHW AL 27 DH 2 0
1985 CHW AL 28 OF 120 95 54 850.1 236 226 7 3 3 .987 2 3 2.47 1.94 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 CHW AL 28 LF 104 65 45 624.1 160 153 6 1 2 .994 4 8 2.29 1.53 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 CHW AL 28 CF 32 30 9 226.0 73 71 1 1 1 .986 -2 -8 2.87 2.25 .988 2.91 2.88
1985 CHW AL 28 DH 3 0
1986 KCR AL 29 OF 77 73 49 645.1 149 145 2 2 0 .987 -5 -10 2.05 1.91 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 KCR AL 29 LF 54 38 31 365.1 89 87 0 2 0 .978 -1 -2 2.14 1.61 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 KCR AL 29 RF 36 34 18 270.0 53 53 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -25 1.77 1.47 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 KCR AL 29 CF 3 1 0 10.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 96 4.50 1.67 .986 2.79 2.80
1986 KCR AL 29 DH 2 2
7 Seasons OF 665 562 408 5059.2 1494 1446 27 21 10 .986 2 0 2.62 2.22 .981 2.44 2.43
7 Seasons CF 483 419 309 3722.1 1160 1124 19 17 7 .985 4 1 2.76 2.37 .986 2.91 2.89
6 Seasons LF 179 109 81 1067.1 268 258 7 3 2 .989 3 4 2.23 1.48 .977 2.24 2.22
1 Season RF 36 34 18 270.0 53 53 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -25 1.77 1.47 .975 2.10 2.08
7 Seasons TOT 665 562 408 5059.2 1494 1446 27 21 10 .986 2 0 2.62 2.22 .981 2.44 2.43
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1983 AL  95 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1982 AL  8 (8th)
1983 AL  7 (9th)
1984 AL  7 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1982 AL  36 (6th)
1983 AL  77 (2nd)
1984 AL  29 (8th)
1985 AL  29 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1983 AL  12 (5th)
1984 AL  17 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
1982 AL  78.26 (10th)
1983 AL  86.52 (3rd)
1985 AL  82.86 (6th)
Career  77.82 (91st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1983 AL  13.9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  2 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  6 (5th)
1984 AL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  3 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  8 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1982 AL  2.86 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  .993 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Career  2.62 (57th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1983 AL  .994 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1252), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1757), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (233rd), 9.2 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
198225Chicago White Sox$37,5001984 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman database
198326Chicago White Sox$220,0001984 TSN Guide 25; T. Timmerman databasePlayer win; $130,000 offer
198528Chicago White Sox$565,0001985 USA Today survey
198629Kansas City Royals$360,0002/9/87 TSN
198730Kansas City Royals$300,0002/9/87 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,482,500
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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