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Charlie Lea    \LEE\

Charles William Lea

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: December 25, 1956 in Orleans, France
High School: Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)
Schools: Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis, TN), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN), University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1980 (Age 23.170)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Twins 1980-1988
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1988 (Age 31.281)
Died: November 11, 2011 in Collierville, TN
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, TN
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1980 23 MON NL 7 5 .583 3.72 21 19 1 0 0 0 104.0 103 51 43 5 55 4 56 2 0 2 458 96 3.94 1.519 8.9 0.4 4.8 4.8 1.02
1981 24 MON NL 5 4 .556 4.62 16 11 2 2 2 0 64.1 63 34 33 4 26 0 31 1 0 4 267 76 3.70 1.383 8.8 0.6 3.6 4.3 1.19
1982 25 MON NL 12 10 .545 3.24 27 27 0 4 2 0 177.2 145 70 64 16 56 6 115 0 1 8 722 113 3.54 1.131 7.3 0.8 2.8 5.8 2.05
1983 26 MON NL 16 11 .593 3.12 33 33 0 8 4 0 222.0 195 87 77 15 84 4 137 1 3 8 917 114 3.55 1.257 7.9 0.6 3.4 5.6 1.63
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 15 10 .600 2.89 30 30 0 8 0 0 224.1 198 82 72 19 68 3 123 3 0 6 918 120 3.72 1.186 7.9 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.81 AS
1987 30 MON NL 0 1 .000 36.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 9 16 19.87 6.000 36.0 9.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
1988 31 MIN AL 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
7 Yrs 62 48 .564 3.54 152 144 3 22 8 0 923.1 864 407 363 79 341 19 535 12 8 36 3876 103 3.84 1.305 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.57
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .564 3.54 35 33 1 5 2 0 212 198 94 83 18 78 4 123 3 2 8 890 103 3.84 1.305 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.57
MON (6 yrs) 55 41 .573 3.32 128 121 3 22 8 0 793.1 708 328 293 60 291 17 463 7 4 30 3291 107 3.68 1.259 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.59
MIN (1 yr) 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
NL (6 yrs) 55 41 .573 3.32 128 121 3 22 8 0 793.1 708 328 293 60 291 17 463 7 4 30 3291 107 3.68 1.259 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.59
AL (1 yr) 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
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
1980 23 MON NL 104.0 21 19 51 4.41 3.86 -0.05 0.12 98.5 3.97 -5 -0.6 1.9 -0.1 0.3 4 .472 .496
1981 24 MON NL 64.1 16 11 34 4.76 4.00 0.26 0.10 102.4 3.93 -7 -0.8 .8 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .453 .495
1982 25 MON NL 177.2 27 27 70 3.55 4.06 0.02 0.14 100.6 4.20 11 1.3 -0.1 2.8 28 .547 .508
1983 26 MON NL 222.0 33 33 87 3.53 4.02 0.24 0.14 98.8 3.87 8 0.9 -0.1 2.8 28 .526 .505
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 224.1 30 30 82 3.29 4.09 0.25 0.14 96.0 3.82 11 1.2 -0.1 3.2 32 .541 .508 AS
1987 30 MON NL 1.0 1 1 4 36.00 5.41 -0.19 0.20 106.0 6.15 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .244 .498
1988 31 MIN AL 130.0 24 23 79 5.47 4.39 0.08 0.13 102.6 4.55 -14 -1.4 .0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .443 .492 $62,500
7 Seasons 923.1 152 144 407 3.97 4.08 0.15 0.13 99.2 4.04 0 0.4 1.0 -0.4 8.5 86 .502 .502 $62,500
MON (6 yrs) 793.1 128 121 328 3.72 4.03 0.16 0.14 98.7 3.95 14 1.7 1.1 -0.4 8.7 87 .514 .504
MIN (1 yr) 130.0 24 23 79 5.47 4.39 0.08 0.13 102.6 4.55 -14 -1.4 .0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .443 .492 $62,500

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 MON NL 21 39 37 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 11 .081 .103 .135 .238 -34 5 1 0 0 1 0 1
1981 24 MON NL 16 20 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .133 .188 .133 .321 -8 2 0 0 4 0 0 1
1982 25 MON NL 27 71 65 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 22 .123 .186 .138 .324 -8 9 4 0 1 0 0 1
1983 26 MON NL 33 84 70 6 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 29 .114 .139 .129 .267 -25 9 3 0 12 0 0 1
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 30 85 72 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 .111 .123 .111 .234 -32 8 2 0 12 0 0 1 AS
1987 30 MON NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1988 31 MIN AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 152 299 259 11 29 2 1 0 6 0 0 10 93 .112 .144 .127 .272 -23 33 10 0 29 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 319 276 12 31 2 1 0 6 0 0 11 99 .112 .144 .127 .272 -23 35 11 0 31 1 0
MON (6 yrs) 128 299 259 11 29 2 1 0 6 0 0 10 93 .112 .144 .127 .272 -23 33 10 0 29 1 0
MIN (1 yr) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 128 299 259 11 29 2 1 0 6 0 0 10 93 .112 .144 .127 .272 -23 33 10 0 29 1 0
AL (1 yr) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1980 23 MON NL 21 39 -6 -0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1981 24 MON NL 16 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1982 25 MON NL 27 71 -9 -0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1983 26 MON NL 33 84 -11 -0 -0 0 10 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 30 85 -13 -0 -0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1 AS
1987 30 MON NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1988 31 MIN AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $62,500 1
7 Seasons 152 299 -42 -1 -1 0 35 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .494 .499 -1.0 0.1 -8 $62,500
MON (6 yrs) 128 299 -42 -1 -1 0 35 -8 -1.0 0 -8 -1.0 .493 .499 -1.0 0.1 -8
MIN (1 yr) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $62,500

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1980 MON NL 23 P 21 19 0 104.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.67 .952 1.91 1.91 12 7 37% 31% 0
1981 MON NL 24 P 16 11 2 64.1 13 5 8 0 2 1.000 1.82 0.81 .959 1.97 1.98 5 4 44% 33% 2
1982 MON NL 25 P 27 27 4 177.2 29 6 22 1 1 .966 1.42 1.04 .952 1.96 1.97 15 9 38% 32% 0
1983 MON NL 26 P 33 33 8 222.0 48 19 27 2 0 .958 1.86 1.39 .952 1.92 1.91 24 13 35% 33% 1
1984 MON NL 27 P 30 30 8 224.1 53 19 33 1 1 .981 2.09 1.73 .954 1.88 1.87 22 11 33% 31% 0 AS
1987 MON NL 30 P 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 0 0
1988 MIN AL 31 P 24 23 0 130.0 24 12 12 0 1 1.000 1.66 1.00 .961 1.78 1.77 20 2 9% 31% 1
7 Seasons P 152 144 22 923.1 181 65 112 4 5 .978 1.73 1.16 .954 1.90 1.90 98 46 32% 32% 4
7 Seasons TOT 152 144 22 923.1 181 65 112 4 5 .978 1.73 1.16 .954 1.90 1.90 98 46 32% 32% 4
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1981 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 May 10th NL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1984 NL  2.89 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1983 NL  16 (5th)
1984 NL  15 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1982 NL  1.131 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1982 NL  7.345 (3rd)
1983 NL  7.905 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1984 NL  224.3 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1983 NL  8 (7th)
1984 NL  8 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1981 NL  2 (10th)
1982 NL  2 (9th)
1983 NL  4 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1984 NL  19 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1983 NL  8 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1984 NL  120 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1984 NL  17.27 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1984 NL  1.9 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  12 (4th)
1984 NL  12 (4th)


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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1127), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1022nd), 7.6 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 3, 1975: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round of the 1975 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 8, 1976: Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign.
  • January 11, 1977: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign.
  • June 6, 1978: Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
  • November 12, 1986: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 16, 1987: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
  • November 9, 1987: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 4, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • November 4, 1988: Granted Free Agency.
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
1985 28 Montreal Expos $650,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 29 Montreal Expos $850,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Out all season with injury
1988 31 Minnesota Twins $62,500* ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,562,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $157,500 - 12/13/88 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.

Name Translations

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French: Charlie Lea statistiques

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