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Vance Law

Vance Aaron Law (Long arm of the Law)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 1, 1956 in Boise, ID
High School: Provo HS (Provo, UT)
School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 39th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1980 (Age 23.244)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Expos/Cubs/Athletics/Pirates 1980-1991
Agents: Jack Sands,Steve Freyer [*]
Final Game: October 6, 1991 (Age 35.005)
Relatives: Son of Vern Law
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1496. Rocco Baldelli… #1497. Gene Freese… #1498. Bobby Estalella… #1499. VANCE LAW… #1500. Tom McCreery… #1501. Rollie Hemsley… #1502. Chris Iannetta… 

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
1980 23 PIT NL 25 78 74 11 17 2 2 0 3 2 0 3 7 .230 .260 .311 .571 57 23 2 0 1 0 0 4/65
1981 24 PIT NL 30 71 67 1 9 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 15 .134 .157 .164 .321 -10 11 2 0 1 1 0 4/65
1982 25 CHW AL 114 398 359 40 101 20 1 5 54 4 2 26 46 .281 .327 .384 .712 95 138 10 1 7 5 1 654/7
1983 26 CHW AL 145 471 408 55 99 21 5 4 42 3 1 51 56 .243 .325 .348 .673 83 142 7 1 6 5 1 *5/468D
1984 27 CHW AL 151 533 481 60 121 18 2 17 59 4 1 41 75 .252 .309 .403 .713 92 194 13 1 6 4 2 *54/86
1985 28 MON NL 147 621 519 75 138 30 6 10 52 6 5 86 96 .266 .369 .405 .773 122 210 11 2 8 6 0 *435/9
1986 29 MON NL 112 402 360 37 81 17 2 5 44 3 5 37 66 .225 .298 .325 .623 72 117 9 1 2 2 1 435/19
1987 30 MON NL 133 492 436 52 119 27 1 12 56 8 5 51 62 .273 .347 .422 .769 101 184 8 0 2 3 5 453/1
1988 ★ 31 CHC NL 151 621 556 73 163 29 2 11 78 1 4 55 79 .293 .358 .412 .770 117 229 15 3 4 3 4 *5/7 AS
1989 32 CHC NL 130 454 408 38 96 22 3 7 42 2 2 38 73 .235 .296 .355 .651 80 145 11 0 1 7 0 *5/7
1991 34 OAK AL 74 157 134 11 28 7 1 0 9 0 0 18 27 .209 .303 .276 .579 66 37 4 0 5 0 0 5/7631
11 Yrs 1212 4298 3802 453 972 193 26 71 442 34 26 408 602 .256 .326 .376 .703 94 1430 92 9 43 36 14
162 Game Avg. 162 574 508 61 130 26 3 9 59 5 3 55 80 .256 .326 .376 .703 94 191 12 1 6 5 2
MON (3 yrs) 392 1515 1315 164 338 74 9 27 152 17 15 174 224 .257 .343 .389 .731 101 511 28 3 12 11 6
CHW (3 yrs) 410 1402 1248 155 321 59 8 26 155 11 4 118 177 .257 .320 .380 .699 90 474 30 3 19 14 4
PIT (2 yrs) 55 149 141 12 26 2 3 0 6 3 1 5 22 .184 .211 .241 .452 26 34 4 0 2 1 0
CHC (2 yrs) 281 1075 964 111 259 51 5 18 120 3 6 93 152 .269 .332 .388 .720 101 374 26 3 5 10 4
OAK (1 yr) 74 157 134 11 28 7 1 0 9 0 0 18 27 .209 .303 .276 .579 66 37 4 0 5 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 728 2739 2420 287 623 127 17 45 278 23 22 272 398 .257 .331 .380 .711 97 919 58 6 19 22 10
AL (4 yrs) 484 1559 1382 166 349 66 9 26 164 11 4 136 204 .253 .318 .370 .688 88 511 34 3 24 14 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
1980 23 PIT NL 25 78 -3 1 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 0.1 1 4/65
1981 24 PIT NL 30 71 -9 -1 -0 1 1 -8 -0.9 2 -5 -0.7 .469 .494 -0.8 0.3 -7 4/65
1982 25 CHW AL 114 398 -1 1 -0 -9 6 -3 -0.3 14 10 1.0 .497 .498 1.9 -0.3 19 654/7
1983 26 CHW AL 145 471 -8 1 1 15 2 10 1.2 16 27 2.7 .508 .507 1.1 1.9 11 *5/468D
1984 27 CHW AL 151 533 -9 2 -2 -7 3 -13 -1.4 18 5 0.3 .491 .491 1.2 -0.5 12 *54/86
1985 28 MON NL 147 621 15 -0 -1 -2 3 15 1.6 21 36 3.8 .511 .510 4.0 0.0 39 $375,000 *435/9
1986 29 MON NL 112 402 -11 -1 0 6 2 -4 -0.4 14 10 1.0 .496 .498 0.3 0.8 4 $450,000 435/19
1987 30 MON NL 133 492 -1 -5 0 -8 3 -11 -1.2 17 5 0.5 .491 .493 1.3 -0.6 14 $525,000 453/1
1988 ★ 31 CHC NL 151 621 17 -5 -1 -13 2 0 -0.0 21 22 2.2 .500 .500 3.5 -1.3 34 $375,000 *5/7 AS
1989 32 CHC NL 130 454 -11 -2 -1 -3 1 -15 -1.9 15 -0 -0.4 .487 .489 -0.1 -0.2 2 $425,000 *5/7
1991 34 OAK AL 74 157 -4 -1 -1 0 1 -4 -0.4 6 1 0.1 .494 .497 0.1 0.1 1 $500,000 5/7631
11 Seasons 1212 4298 -24 -11 -4 -19 25 -34 -3.8 146 112 10.6 .497 .498 12.5 0.4 131 $2,650,000
MON (3 yrs) 392 1515 3 -6 -0 -5 8 0 0.1 52 52 5.3 .500 .501 5.5 0.3 56 $1,350,000
CHW (3 yrs) 410 1402 -18 3 -1 -0 11 -6 -0.4 48 42 4.0 .498 .499 4.2 1.1 42
PIT (2 yrs) 55 149 -12 -0 -0 1 2 -9 -1.1 5 -4 -0.6 .481 .496 -0.7 0.4 -5
CHC (2 yrs) 281 1075 6 -7 -2 -16 3 -15 -1.9 36 21 1.8 .494 .495 3.5 -1.5 37 $800,000
OAK (1 yr) 74 157 -4 -1 -1 0 1 -4 -0.4 6 1 0.1 .494 .497 0.1 0.1 1 $500,000

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 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0 0
1989 32 CHC NL NLCS SFG L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Pitching

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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
1986 29 MON NL 0 0 2.25 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 183 4.27 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1987 30 MON NL 0 0 5.40 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.1 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 86 1.67 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 5.4
1991 34 OAK AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7.36 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs 0 0 3.38 7 0 7 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 35 134 3.44 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 0.67
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.38 68 0 68 0 0 0 78 87 39 29 0 29 0 19 0 0 19 340 134 3.44 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 0.67
MON (2 yrs) 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 3.09 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
OAK (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7.36 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
NL (2 yrs) 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 3.09 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
AL (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7.36 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1986 29 MON NL 4.0 3 0 2 4.50 4.11 -0.13 -0.32 102.0 4.00 -0 -0.0 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .491 .500 $450,000
1987 30 MON NL 3.1 3 0 2 5.40 5.07 -0.15 -0.38 100.7 4.86 -0 -0.0 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .492 .500 $525,000
1991 34 OAK AL 0.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.46 0.15 -0.34 102.0 4.05 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .532 .500 $500,000
3 Seasons 8.0 7 0 4 4.50 4.54 -0.11 -0.35 101.4 4.36 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .497 .500 $1,475,000
MON (2 yrs) 7.1 6 0 4 4.91 4.55 -0.14 -0.35 101.4 4.39 -0 -0.1 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .492 .500 $975,000
OAK (1 yr) 0.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.46 0.15 -0.34 102.0 4.05 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .532 .500 $500,000

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
1980 PIT NL 23 2B 11 10 10 91.2 55 23 30 2 5 .964 1 9 5.20 4.82 .980 5.49 5.49
1980 PIT NL 23 SS 8 7 6 62.1 33 8 24 1 3 .970 -0 -8 4.62 4.00 .966 5.01 5.03
1980 PIT NL 23 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1981 PIT NL 24 2B 19 13 8 123.1 85 40 45 0 9 1.000 1 10 6.20 4.47 .982 5.52 5.54
1981 PIT NL 24 SS 7 4 4 46.0 21 8 13 0 1 1.000 0 10 4.11 3.00 .960 5.11 5.11
1981 PIT NL 24 3B 2 0 0 5.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -68 3.38 1.00 .950 2.87 2.85
1982 CHW AL 25 SS 85 77 54 652.2 383 126 239 18 44 .953 -7 -12 5.03 4.29 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 CHW AL 25 3B 39 19 13 210.1 79 19 55 5 3 .937 -3 -19 3.17 1.90 .954 3.07 3.05
1982 CHW AL 25 2B 10 4 4 45.0 33 11 19 3 5 .909 1 37 6.00 3.00 .981 5.34 5.33
1982 CHW AL 25 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1982 CHW AL 25 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.50
1983 CHW AL 26 3B 139 134 95 1140.2 414 91 309 14 28 .966 16 16 3.16 2.88 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 CHW AL 26 2B 3 0 0 2.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 22.50 1.67 .980 5.40 5.33
1983 CHW AL 26 SS 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.95 4.70
1983 CHW AL 26 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1983 CHW AL 26 DH 1 0
1983 CHW AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
1984 CHW AL 27 3B 137 118 90 1063.2 291 79 199 13 24 .955 -6 -6 2.35 2.03 .950 2.75 2.73
1984 CHW AL 27 2B 22 16 6 134.0 73 29 42 2 6 .973 -3 -28 4.77 3.23 .980 5.24 5.21
1984 CHW AL 27 CF 6 3 2 28.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 56 3.86 2.00 .986 3.02 2.98
1984 CHW AL 27 OF 5 3 2 28.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 56 3.86 2.40 .983 2.51 2.50
1984 CHW AL 27 SS 4 0 0 10.1 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 0 35 3.48 1.00 .962 4.70 4.72
1985 MON NL 28 2B 126 119 100 1051.1 653 276 367 10 86 .985 -5 -6 5.50 5.10 .982 5.47 5.47
1985 MON NL 28 1B 20 16 7 129.1 149 136 12 1 10 .993 1 6 10.30 7.40 .993 10.06 10.05
1985 MON NL 28 3B 11 6 2 68.0 32 8 23 1 2 .969 2 37 4.10 2.82 .948 2.89 2.88
1985 MON NL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -144 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.20
1985 MON NL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -144 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.00
1986 MON NL 29 2B 94 87 60 755.1 457 170 284 3 50 .993 7 11 5.41 4.83 .980 5.21 5.22
1986 MON NL 29 1B 20 7 5 85.1 104 94 9 1 8 .990 -0 -6 10.86 5.15 .992 9.94 9.95
1986 MON NL 29 3B 13 1 0 26.2 14 9 5 0 1 1.000 -0 -14 4.72 1.08 .946 2.73 2.72
1986 MON NL 29 P 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.33 .960 2.02 1.93 0 0 0
1986 MON NL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1986 MON NL 29 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1987 MON NL 30 2B 106 97 71 823.0 443 158 276 9 47 .980 -6 -9 4.75 4.09 .982 5.19 5.16
1987 MON NL 30 3B 22 11 8 117.0 34 11 22 1 2 .971 -1 -11 2.54 1.50 .951 2.82 2.80
1987 MON NL 30 1B 17 10 9 101.0 99 89 9 1 5 .990 -1 -10 8.73 5.76 .991 9.88 9.83
1987 MON NL 30 P 3 0 0 3.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.33 .960 1.89 1.90 0 0 0
1988 CHC NL 31 3B 150 149 144 1339.0 402 111 272 19 22 .953 -13 -12 2.57 2.55 .947 2.77 2.78 AS
1988 CHC NL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10 AS
1988 CHC NL 31 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.30 AS
1989 CHC NL 32 3B 119 115 83 952.1 257 76 168 13 13 .949 -3 -4 2.31 2.05 .943 2.71 2.71
1989 CHC NL 32 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1989 CHC NL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1991 OAK AL 34 3B 67 36 28 369.2 103 36 62 5 7 .951 1 3 2.39 1.46 .955 2.79 2.79
1991 OAK AL 34 LF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.17
1991 OAK AL 34 OF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -180 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.37
1991 OAK AL 34 SS 3 1 1 11.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 4.09 1.67 .972 4.66 4.67
1991 OAK AL 34 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1991 OAK AL 34 P 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.35 1.80 0 0 0
11 Seasons 3B 700 589 463 5293.2 1628 442 1115 71 102 .956 -8 -2 2.65 2.22 .950 2.84 2.83
8 Seasons 2B 391 346 259 3025.2 1804 710 1065 29 208 .984 -5 -2 5.28 4.54 .981 5.32 5.31
6 Seasons SS 109 89 65 784.1 446 143 284 19 49 .957 -6 -10 4.90 3.92 .965 4.89 4.86
4 Seasons 1B 58 33 21 316.2 354 321 30 3 23 .992 -1 -2 9.98 6.05 .992 9.97 9.94
8 Seasons OF 14 3 2 39.2 14 12 1 1 1 .929 0 15 2.95 0.93 .983 2.47 2.40
3 Seasons P 7 0 0 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.29 .960 1.91 1.90 0 0 0
2 Seasons CF 7 3 2 29.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 50 3.72 1.71 .986 3.01 2.97
4 Seasons LF 6 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 1.12 0.17 .980 2.14 2.18
2 Seasons RF 2 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -135 0.00 0.00 2.03 2.00
1 Season DH 1 0
11 Seasons TOT 1279 1060 810 9468.0 4248 1628 2497 123 383 .971 -19 -2 3.92 3.23 .968 4.04 4.07 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1983 AL  1.9 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1988 NL  .293 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1988 NL  163 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1985 NL  86 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1988 NL  121 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1985 NL  6 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1982 AL  26 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1983 AL  15 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1983 AL  139 (5th)
1988 NL  150 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  111 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1983 AL  309 (5th)
1988 NL  272 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  19 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1984 AL  24 (5th)
1988 NL  22 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1986 NL  5.41 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1983 AL  16 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1983 AL  3.16 (5th)
Career  2.65 (79th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1983 AL  .966 (5th)
1988 NL  .953 (3rd)
1989 NL  .949 (5th)
Career  .956 (92nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1982 AL  5.03 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1266), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (187th), 10.6 career WAR/11.5 7yr-peak WAR/11.1 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 28 Montreal Expos $375,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 29 Montreal Expos $450,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 Montreal Expos $525,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Chicago Cubs $375,000* ?
1989 32 Chicago Cubs $425,000* ?
1991 34 Oakland Athletics $500,000 ? USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,650,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $400,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $400,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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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