Chet Lemon

Chester Earl Lemon (The Jet)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 12, 1955 in Jackson, MS
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1975 (Age 20.209)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox 1975-1990

Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 35.233)
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Standard Batting

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
1975 20 CHW AL 9 38 35 2 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 .257 .297 .314 .612 72 11 0 0 1 0 0 /5D8
1976 21 CHW AL 132 498 451 46 111 15 5 4 38 13 7 28 65 .246 .298 .328 .626 83 148 9 7 7 4 0 *8/7
1977 22 CHW AL 150 627 553 99 151 38 4 19 67 8 7 52 88 .273 .343 .459 .803 117 254 7 11 4 7 1 *8
1978 ★ 23 CHW AL 105 416 357 51 107 24 6 13 55 5 9 39 46 .300 .377 .510 .887 147 182 11 8 8 4 2 89D AS
1979 ★ 24 CHW AL 148 632 556 79 177 44 2 17 86 7 11 56 68 .318 .391 .496 .887 139 276 15 13 3 4 6 *8/D AS
1980 25 CHW AL 147 604 514 76 150 32 6 11 51 6 6 71 56 .292 .388 .442 .830 129 227 12 12 4 3 6 *8/D4
1981 26 CHW AL 94 383 328 50 99 23 6 9 50 5 8 33 48 .302 .384 .491 .874 155 161 10 13 5 4 0 *8
1982 27 DET AL 125 512 436 75 116 20 1 19 52 1 4 56 69 .266 .368 .447 .815 123 195 13 15 4 1 2 *98/D
1983 28 DET AL 145 573 491 78 125 21 5 24 69 0 7 54 70 .255 .350 .464 .814 126 228 11 20 4 4 1 *8/9
1984 ★ 29 DET AL 141 574 509 77 146 34 6 20 76 5 5 51 83 .287 .357 .495 .852 135 252 16 7 2 4 9 *8/D AS
1985 30 DET AL 145 575 517 69 137 28 4 18 68 0 2 45 93 .265 .334 .439 .773 111 227 5 10 0 3 3 *8
1986 31 DET AL 126 457 403 45 101 21 3 12 53 2 1 39 53 .251 .326 .407 .733 99 164 15 8 3 4 3 *8
1987 32 DET AL 146 553 470 75 130 30 3 20 75 0 0 70 82 .277 .376 .481 .857 130 226 17 8 0 5 1 *8
1988 33 DET AL 144 582 512 67 135 29 4 17 64 1 2 59 65 .264 .346 .436 .782 122 223 18 7 1 3 6 *9
1989 34 DET AL 127 472 414 45 98 19 2 7 47 1 5 46 71 .237 .323 .343 .666 90 142 7 8 2 2 3 *9D
1990 35 DET AL 104 378 322 39 83 16 4 5 32 3 2 48 61 .258 .359 .379 .738 107 122 8 4 2 2 3 9/D8
16 Yrs 1988 7874 6868 973 1875 396 61 215 884 58 76 749 1024 .273 .355 .442 .797 121 3038 174 151 50 54 46
162 Game Avg. 162 642 560 79 153 32 5 18 72 5 6 61 83 .273 .355 .442 .797 121 248 14 12 4 4 4
DET (9 yrs) 1203 4676 4074 570 1071 218 32 142 536 13 28 468 647 .263 .349 .437 .786 117 1779 110 87 18 28 31
CHW (7 yrs) 785 3198 2794 403 804 178 29 73 348 45 48 281 377 .288 .363 .451 .814 126 1259 64 64 32 26 15

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
1975 20 CHW AL 9 38 -1 1 0 -3 -0 -4 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .460 .498 0.1 -0.3 1 /5D8
1976 21 CHW AL 132 498 -7 -1 1 -6 -0 -13 -1.4 18 5 0.4 .489 .491 1.1 -0.7 11 *8/7
1977 22 CHW AL 150 627 13 2 1 18 -0 34 3.7 22 57 5.8 .524 .522 3.9 2.0 39 $35,000 *8
1978 ★ 23 CHW AL 105 416 24 -3 -2 13 -1 31 3.4 15 46 4.9 .532 .521 3.5 1.3 33 89D AS
1979 ★ 24 CHW AL 148 632 30 -3 -1 10 -0 36 3.7 23 59 5.8 .524 .522 4.8 1.0 49 *8/D AS
1980 25 CHW AL 147 604 23 1 0 -3 -1 20 2.2 21 41 4.2 .514 .513 4.5 -0.3 44 *8/D4
1981 26 CHW AL 94 383 24 -3 0 4 0 26 2.8 13 39 4.0 .530 .517 3.7 0.4 35 *8
1982 27 DET AL 125 512 15 -0 -1 3 -4 13 1.3 17 30 3.0 .511 .508 2.7 -0.1 27 *98/D
1983 28 DET AL 145 573 20 -1 1 21 1 41 4.4 20 60 6.2 .529 .526 4.0 2.3 40 *8/9
1984 ★ 29 DET AL 141 574 22 -1 -1 20 1 41 4.3 20 61 6.2 .530 .527 4.1 2.2 41 *8/D AS
1985 30 DET AL 145 575 8 0 1 9 1 20 2.1 20 40 4.0 .514 .513 3.0 1.1 30 $670,000 *8
1986 31 DET AL 126 457 0 -2 -0 14 1 13 1.4 16 28 2.8 .510 .508 1.4 1.5 15 $698,571 *8
1987 32 DET AL 146 553 21 2 -2 -1 1 21 2.1 19 40 3.8 .514 .512 4.0 0.0 41 $698,571 *8
1988 33 DET AL 144 582 15 -0 -1 -2 -6 6 0.8 20 26 2.6 .504 .504 2.8 -0.8 28 $828,571 *9
1989 34 DET AL 127 472 -1 -0 -1 -13 -6 -20 -2.0 17 -3 -0.4 .483 .487 0.9 -1.9 10 $828,571 *9D
1990 35 DET AL 104 378 2 1 1 10 -4 10 1.1 14 23 2.4 .510 .506 1.4 0.6 14 $828,571 9/D8
16 Seasons 1988 7874 210 -7 -4 93 -17 275 29.6 274 549 55.5 .514 .512 46.0 8.4 456 $4,587,855
DET (9 yrs) 1203 4676 104 -2 -4 60 -15 144 15.5 161 305 30.6 .512 .511 24.5 5.0 245 $4,552,855
CHW (7 yrs) 785 3198 106 -5 -0 33 -2 131 14.1 113 244 24.9 .517 .514 21.5 3.4 211 $35,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1975 20 CHW AL 38 27 4 4.0 94 .310 .257 .260 .297 .330 .314 .382 .612 .713 72 .465 -1.3 -0.1 .538 .143 .057 .0
1976 21 CHW AL 498 367 44 3.2 87 .277 .246 .257 .298 .322 .328 .362 .626 .684 83 .406 -10.4 -1.1 .531 .157 .082 6.1
1977 22 CHW AL 627 427 89 5.6 100 .291 .273 .266 .343 .330 .459 .405 .803 .735 117 .584 14.5 1.4 .764 .282 .186 11.3
1978 23 CHW AL 416 282 65 6.2 94 .311 .300 .262 .377 .328 .510 .386 .887 .714 147 .657 23.2 2.3 .833 .308 .210 7.2
1979 24 CHW AL 632 412 104 6.7 102 .337 .318 .270 .391 .334 .496 .408 .887 .743 139 .658 32.6 3.1 .842 .272 .178 9.9
1980 25 CHW AL 604 389 90 6.2 98 .309 .292 .268 .388 .330 .442 .397 .830 .728 129 .635 23.9 2.3 .812 .288 .150 7.8
1981 26 CHW AL 383 256 60 6.3 86 .327 .302 .253 .384 .317 .491 .368 .874 .684 155 .688 24.4 2.5 .826 .280 .189 6.4
1982 27 DET AL 512 342 72 5.7 99 .278 .266 .264 .368 .328 .447 .402 .815 .730 123 .595 15.8 1.6 .780 .303 .181 1.9
1983 28 DET AL 573 392 79 5.4 95 .252 .255 .262 .350 .324 .464 .395 .814 .719 126 .578 18.0 1.8 .768 .305 .210 .0
1984 29 DET AL 574 390 86 5.9 96 .307 .287 .262 .357 .325 .495 .396 .852 .721 135 .621 24.5 2.4 .807 .308 .208 8.0
1985 30 DET AL 575 390 78 5.4 98 .291 .265 .260 .334 .326 .439 .404 .773 .730 111 .570 7.9 0.8 .724 .257 .174 .0
1986 31 DET AL 457 325 52 4.3 100 .260 .251 .261 .326 .330 .407 .408 .733 .737 99 .460 -0.4 -0.0 .667 .256 .156 3.4
1987 32 DET AL 553 362 86 6.4 102 .295 .277 .260 .376 .328 .481 .418 .857 .746 130 .609 23.2 2.2 .852 .353 .204 .0
1988 33 DET AL 582 401 75 5.0 91 .273 .264 .255 .346 .319 .436 .384 .782 .703 122 .558 16.0 1.6 .725 .285 .172 1.9
1989 34 DET AL 472 332 47 3.8 92 .269 .237 .258 .323 .323 .343 .380 .666 .703 90 .438 -4.2 -0.4 .585 .208 .106 1.8
1990 35 DET AL 378 253 46 4.9 95 .302 .258 .260 .359 .329 .379 .389 .738 .718 107 .547 4.3 0.4 .703 .273 .121 3.8
16 Yrs 7874 5347 1077 5.4 96 .292 .273 .262 .355 .326 .442 .395 .797 .721 121 .582 211.8 20.7 .748 .276 .169 91.4
162 Game Avg. 642 436 88 5.4 96 .292 .273 .262 .355 .326 .442 .395 .797 .721 121 .582 17 2 .748 .276 .169 7
DET (9 yrs) 4676 3187 621 5.2 97 .280 .263 .260 .349 .325 .437 .398 .786 .723 117 .561 105.1 10.3 .738 .285 .174 23.8
CHW (7 yrs) 3198 2160 456 5.7 95 .308 .288 .264 .363 .328 .451 .390 .814 .718 126 .610 106.7 10.5 .762 .262 .163 55.7

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
1984 29 DET AL ALCS KCR W 3 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1984 ❍ 29 DET AL WS SDP W 5 19 17 1 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 .294 .368 .294 .663 5 1 0 0 0 0
1987 32 DET AL ALCS MIN L 5 20 18 4 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 4 .278 .300 .611 .911 11 0 0 0 1 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 13 52 48 6 10 0 0 2 5 2 1 3 7 .208 .250 .333 .583 16 2 0 0 1 0
2 ALCS 8 33 31 5 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 5 .161 .182 .355 .537 11 1 0 0 1 0
1 WS 5 19 17 1 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 .294 .368 .294 .663 5 1 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1978 CHW AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 24 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0
1984 DET AL 29 as CF 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 GP) 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 1 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1975 20 CHW AL 38 0.0% 15.8% 5.3% 5.3% 22% 3.00 5.8 35.0 1.86 76%
1976 21 CHW AL 498 0.8% 13.1% 5.6% 4.8% 22% 2.32 6.9 112.8 11.9 1.32 78%
1977 22 CHW AL 627 3.0% 14.0% 8.3% 9.7% 40% 1.69 6.3 29.1 8.3 1.04 72%
1978 23 CHW AL 416 3.1% 11.1% 9.4% 10.3% 40% 1.18 7.8 27.5 6.5 1.05 73%
1979 24 CHW AL 632 2.7% 10.8% 8.9% 10.0% 36% 1.21 8.2 32.7 6.5 1.33 75%
1980 25 CHW AL 604 1.8% 9.3% 11.8% 8.1% 33% 0.79 9.2 46.7 10.1 0.98 75%
1981 26 CHW AL 383 2.4% 12.5% 8.6% 9.9% 38% 1.45 6.8 36.4 6.6 0.81 72%
1982 27 DET AL 512 3.7% 13.5% 10.9% 7.8% 35% 1.23 6.3 22.9 8.4 1.17 68%
1983 28 DET AL 573 4.2% 12.2% 9.4% 8.7% 40% 1.30 7.0 20.5 7.1 0.99 70%
1984 29 DET AL 574 3.5% 14.5% 8.9% 10.5% 41% 1.63 6.1 25.5 6.7 0.99 71%
1985 30 DET AL 575 3.1% 16.2% 7.8% 8.7% 37% 2.07 5.6 28.7 7.6 0.84 71%
1986 31 DET AL 457 2.6% 11.6% 8.5% 7.9% 36% 1.36 7.6 33.6 7.6 1.30 75%
1987 32 DET AL 553 3.6% 14.8% 12.7% 9.6% 41% 1.17 5.7 23.5 6.3 1.04 67%
1988 33 DET AL 582 2.9% 11.2% 10.1% 8.6% 37% 1.10 7.9 30.1 8.0 0.94 1.31 74% 19% 12.1% 38%
1989 34 DET AL 472 1.5% 15.0% 9.8% 5.9% 29% 1.54 5.8 59.1 8.8 1.00 1.09 72% 19% 5.1% 20%
1990 35 DET AL 378 1.3% 16.1% 12.7% 6.6% 30% 1.27 5.3 64.4 10.1 0.91 1.17 68% 19% 4.5% 20%
16 Yrs 7874 2.7% 13.0% 9.5% 8.5% 36% 1.37 6.7 31.9 7.8 0.95 1.09 72% 19% 7.5% 28%
MLB Averages 2.1% 13.7% 8.5% 6.6% 29% 1.61 6.5 43.3 8.5 0.80 1.08 74% 20% 6.6% 26%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1975 20 CHW AL -1.3 -0.1 39 -0.3 0.6 -0.9 1.23 -0.1 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2 1.02 -1.1 2.59 1
1976 21 CHW AL -10.4 -1.1 519 -3.2 7.3 -10.4 1.12 -1.3 -1.6 -12.3 -1.3 0.98 -12.7 0.53 3
1977 22 CHW AL 14.5 1.4 652 0.8 11.3 -10.6 .98 0.8 0.0 4.0 0.4 0.95 6.3 0
1978 23 CHW AL 23.2 2.3 436 1.3 8.2 -6.9 .99 1.6 -0.3 15.8 1.6 0.95 19.3 0.49 1
1979 24 CHW AL 32.6 3.1 656 1.7 12.4 -10.7 .98 2.1 -0.4 29.0 2.8 0.93 23.8 0
1980 25 CHW AL 23.9 2.3 630 1.4 11.7 -10.3 1.01 2.2 -0.7 12.5 1.2 0.91 22.5 1.45 1
1981 26 CHW AL 24.4 2.5 400 1.7 7.9 -6.2 1.04 1.7 -0.1 20.6 2.2 1.02 22.8 0
1982 27 DET AL 15.8 1.6 526 -1.1 7.9 -9.0 .94 1.2 -2.4 6.2 0.6 0.93 15.6 3.10 2
1983 28 DET AL 18.0 1.8 586 1.0 10.2 -9.2 .97 1.2 -0.2 7.2 0.7 0.92 11.7 0.63 2
1984 29 DET AL 24.5 2.4 594 0.7 10.4 -9.7 .99 1.9 -1.2 10.4 1.0 0.99 18.0 0.44 3
1985 30 DET AL 7.9 0.8 581 0.5 10.5 -10.0 1.01 0.2 0.3 5.2 0.5 0.94 4.9 4.38 1
1986 31 DET AL -0.4 -0.0 461 -1.3 7.2 -8.5 .99 -0.1 -1.2 -4.0 -0.4 0.96 -2.8 1.43 8
1987 32 DET AL 23.2 2.2 562 -0.7 8.1 -8.8 .86 1.1 -1.9 9.2 0.9 0.97 14.9 0.93 11
1988 33 DET AL 16.0 1.6 593 0.9 11.3 -10.4 1.01 1.4 -0.6 5.4 0.6 0.97 10.3 1.79 2
1989 34 DET AL -4.2 -0.4 483 0.0 8.7 -8.7 1.07 -0.2 0.3 3.2 0.3 0.96 -0.5 1.44 13
1990 35 DET AL 4.3 0.4 384 0.7 5.9 -5.2 .89 0.1 0.7 4.1 0.4 0.95 2.9 1.22 9
16 Yrs 211.8 20.7 8102 4.1 139.6 -135.5 .99 13.9 -9.8 114.6 11.3 0.95 155.9 1.30 57

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1975 20 CHW AL 1 0 18% 17 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
1976 21 CHW AL 9 0 29% 178 13 7 65% 13 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 2 1 5 12 49% 26 17 9 4 1 3 25 8 15
1977 22 CHW AL 7 0 41% 229 8 7 53% 8 5 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 2 2 1 12 67% 39 17 20 8 2 6 25 3 22
1978 23 CHW AL 7 0 27% 135 5 9 36% 5 6 0 3 0 0 3 1 11 1 2 4 4 8 58% 26 12 11 5 1 3 9 0 9
1979 24 CHW AL 6 0 27% 231 7 11 39% 6 10 1 1 0 0 3 2 12 0 5 3 4 13 50% 18 10 6 10 5 5 20 6 13
1980 25 CHW AL 7 0 29% 268 6 6 50% 5 6 1 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 4 2 0 20 59% 34 12 21 12 9 3 20 5 15
1981 26 CHW AL 5 0 30% 152 5 8 38% 5 5 0 1 0 2 2 1 5 0 1 4 0 11 40% 27 19 6 4 1 3 14 5 9
1982 27 DET AL 4 0 33% 201 1 4 20% 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 1 5 1 19 56% 31 16 14 9 3 5 17 3 13
1983 28 DET AL 8 0 31% 191 0 7 0% 0 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 4 2 1 17 53% 34 18 13 9 4 5 16 2 13
1984 29 DET AL 7 1 31% 216 5 5 50% 4 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 8 0 5 2 1 13 48% 29 19 9 3 2 1 14 2 12
1985 30 DET AL 7 0 29% 214 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 10 44% 29 19 10 5 3 2 14 4 9
1986 31 DET AL 7 0 24% 154 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 6 3 5 9 55% 27 13 12 6 2 2 14 2 12
1987 32 DET AL 4 0 29% 195 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 4 3 21 59% 26 9 16 9 5 3 9 1 7
1988 33 DET AL 6 0 27% 218 1 2 33% 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 3 11 58% 31 15 15 8 3 5 16 3 12
1989 34 DET AL 10 0 26% 176 1 5 17% 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 9 61% 29 16 13 5 1 4 12 1 11
1990 35 DET AL 2 0 26% 146 3 2 60% 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7 59% 21 10 11 5 2 3 6 1 5
16 Yrs 97 1 30% 2921 58 76 43% 54 60 4 11 0 4 21 10 106 1 38 35 32 193 55% 428 223 186 102 44 53 233 48 177

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1975 20 CHW AL 38 47% 9 1 0 0 0 2.59 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 7 0 0% 4 1 25% 33 1 3% 1 0 0% 3 1 33% 0
1976 21 CHW AL 498 34% 111 3 0 0 0 0.53 4 0 13 2 2 2 2 0 11 7 64% 112 9 8% 43 20 47% 302 39 13% 24 12 50% 17 12 71% 0
1977 22 CHW AL 627 32% 151 0 0 0 0 19 0 15 11 8 11 8 0 6 4 67% 123 7 6% 54 19 35% 385 49 13% 34 21 62% 26 14 54% 0
1978 23 CHW AL 416 39% 107 1 0 0 0 0.49 13 0 10 6 7 8 5 0 9 8 89% 78 11 14% 43 15 35% 253 46 18% 32 15 47% 18 11 61% 0
1979 24 CHW AL 632 37% 177 0 0 0 0 17 0 8 8 9 7 10 0 4 3 75% 122 15 12% 54 17 31% 389 73 19% 37 16 43% 32 17 53% 0
1980 25 CHW AL 604 30% 150 1 0 0 0 1.45 11 0 15 9 2 5 6 0 5 4 80% 102 12 12% 45 13 29% 328 43 13% 30 12 40% 18 9 50% 0
1981 26 CHW AL 383 20% 99 0 0 0 0 9 0 12 8 1 4 5 0 6 5 83% 91 10 11% 35 11 31% 266 44 17% 23 14 61% 22 13 59% 0
1982 27 DET AL 512 30% 116 2 1 0 1 3.10 19 0 11 13 6 12 7 0 6 4 67% 87 13 15% 33 8 24% 289 35 12% 23 10 43% 12 5 42% 0
1983 28 DET AL 573 31% 125 2 1 0 0 0.63 24 0 8 18 6 14 10 0 4 4 100% 102 11 11% 41 16 39% 336 47 14% 30 16 53% 18 12 67% 0
1984 29 DET AL 574 39% 146 3 1 0 0 0.44 20 1 17 11 9 12 8 0 2 2 100% 127 16 13% 55 9 16% 405 57 14% 31 14 45% 16 6 38% 0
1985 30 DET AL 575 29% 137 1 0 0 0 4.38 18 0 11 10 8 9 9 0 1 0 0% 97 5 5% 48 9 19% 347 50 14% 22 10 45% 20 6 30% 0
1986 31 DET AL 457 39% 101 8 2 0 1 1.43 12 0 11 5 7 7 5 0 4 3 75% 97 15 15% 39 17 44% 302 43 14% 27 15 56% 11 6 55% 0
1987 32 DET AL 553 38% 130 11 5 0 3 0.93 20 0 16 12 8 10 10 0 0 0 121 17 14% 57 14 25% 377 56 15% 46 19 41% 15 7 47% 0
1988 33 DET AL 582 32% 135 12 1 2 0 0 0 1.79 17 0 14 8 9 12 5 0 1 1 100% 116 18 16% 49 11 22% 368 50 14% 33 13 39% 21 13 62% 0
1989 34 DET AL 472 38% 98 19 0 13 4 0 4 1.44 7 0 12 2 5 4 3 0 2 2 100% 86 7 8% 36 13 36% 297 42 14% 26 13 50% 18 10 56% 0
1990 35 DET AL 378 43% 83 11 1 9 2 0 1 1.22 5 0 10 2 3 2 3 0 3 2 67% 78 8 10% 25 12 48% 229 29 13% 22 16 73% 6 5 83% 0
16 Yrs 7874 34% 1875 42 2 57 16 0 10 1.30 215 1 186 125 90 119 96 0 65 50 77% 1546 174 11% 661 205 31% 4906 704 14% 441 216 49% 273 147 54% 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 11% 35% 15% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 33 DET AL 579 2195 3.79 1345 62.0% 27.9% 11.9% 26.8% 33.4% 72.1% 2.6% 44.6% 83.5% 27.5% 5.5% 32 2 15.9% 92 37 11.1% 64 26 23 42 35.4% 3 2 0
1989 34 DET AL 464 1830 3.94 1098 60.4% 30.9% 11.6% 26.5% 31.0% 69.0% 1.4% 41.6% 83.1% 28.2% 6.3% 29 1 17.9% 83 27 12.5% 58 28 25 45 35.7% 8 1 1
1990 35 DET AL 357 1380 3.87 804 58.8% 28.6% 11.8% 27.7% 31.1% 70.6% 2.1% 41.5% 82.4% 28.9% 6.2% 22 2 16.0% 57 20 10.4% 37 13 16 41 28.1% 21 0 6
3 Yrs 1400 5405 3.86 3247 60.6% 29.1% 11.8% 26.9% 32.0% 70.7% 2.0% 42.8% 83.1% 28.1% 5.9% 83 5 16.6% 232 84 11.4% 159 67 64 128 33.3% 32 3 7
MLB Averages 3.60 62.5% 24.4% 14.4% 26.9% 34.1% 75.4% 2.2% 47.1% 80.7% 32.2% 5.6% 15.6% 8.5% 26.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 20 9 38 35 2 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 .257 .297 .314 .612 72 11 0 0 1 0 0
1976 21 141 536 486 48 120 17 5 4 39 14 7 30 71 .247 .298 .327 .625 82 159 9 7 8 4 0
1977 22 291 1163 1039 147 271 55 9 23 106 22 14 82 159 .261 .323 .397 .720 102 413 16 18 12 11 1
1978 23 396 1579 1396 198 378 79 15 36 161 27 23 121 205 .271 .337 .426 .763 114 595 27 26 20 15 3
1979 24 544 2211 1952 277 555 123 17 53 247 34 34 177 273 .284 .353 .446 .799 121 871 42 39 23 19 9
1980 25 691 2815 2466 353 705 155 23 64 298 40 40 248 329 .286 .360 .445 .805 123 1098 54 51 27 22 15
1981 26 785 3198 2794 403 804 178 29 73 348 45 48 281 377 .288 .363 .451 .814 126 1259 64 64 32 26 15
1982 27 910 3710 3230 478 920 198 30 92 400 46 52 337 446 .285 .364 .450 .814 126 1454 77 79 36 27 17
1983 28 1055 4283 3721 556 1045 219 35 116 469 46 59 391 516 .281 .362 .452 .814 126 1682 88 99 40 31 18
1984 29 1196 4857 4230 633 1191 253 41 136 545 51 64 442 599 .282 .361 .457 .819 127 1934 104 106 42 35 27
1985 30 1341 5432 4747 702 1328 281 45 154 613 51 66 487 692 .280 .358 .455 .814 125 2161 109 116 42 38 30
1986 31 1467 5889 5150 747 1429 302 48 166 666 53 67 526 745 .277 .356 .451 .807 123 2325 124 124 45 42 33
1987 32 1613 6442 5620 822 1559 332 51 186 741 53 67 596 827 .277 .358 .454 .812 124 2551 141 132 45 47 34
1988 33 1757 7024 6132 889 1694 361 55 203 805 54 69 655 892 .276 .357 .452 .809 124 2774 159 139 46 50 40
1989 34 1884 7496 6546 934 1792 380 57 210 852 55 74 701 963 .274 .355 .445 .800 121 2916 166 147 48 52 43
1990 35 1988 7874 6868 973 1875 396 61 215 884 58 76 749 1024 .273 .355 .442 .797 121 3038 174 151 50 54 46

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1975 20 9 39 36 2 10 2 0 0 1 1 2 6 .278 .316 .333 .649 4 9
1976 21 133 514 464 54 122 16 5 4 45 14 31 65 .263 .318 .345 .662 50 132
1977 22 150 632 557 103 155 39 4 20 70 8 53 88 .278 .349 .470 .819 89 150
1978 23 105 428 365 57 115 26 6 14 61 5 42 46 .315 .395 .534 .929 75 105
1979 24 149 637 560 80 179 44 2 17 87 7 57 68 .320 .393 .496 .889 107 148
1980 25 147 613 520 81 156 33 6 11 54 6 74 56 .300 .397 .450 .847 91 147
1981 26 142 606 514 90 167 39 10 15 90 8 56 73 .325 .410 .527 .937 106 94
1982 27 125 519 440 79 120 21 1 20 55 1 58 69 .273 .377 .461 .838 72 125
1983 28 145 583 497 84 131 22 5 25 75 0 57 70 .264 .361 .479 .840 81 145
1984 29 141 581 515 83 152 35 6 21 81 5 53 83 .295 .366 .509 .875 95 141
1985 30 145 580 521 72 141 29 4 19 71 0 46 93 .271 .340 .451 .791 77 145
1986 31 126 458 404 46 102 21 3 12 54 2 39 53 .252 .327 .408 .736 53 126
1987 32 146 553 470 75 130 30 3 20 75 0 70 82 .277 .376 .481 .857 84 146
1988 33 144 597 522 75 145 31 4 18 72 1 63 65 .278 .362 .456 .818 85 144
1989 34 127 483 421 51 105 20 2 8 53 1 49 71 .249 .339 .363 .702 50 127
1990 35 104 384 326 42 87 17 4 5 35 3 50 61 .267 .369 .390 .759 47 104
16 Yrs 2038 8207 7132 1074 2017 425 65 229 979 62 800 1049 .283 .366 .457 .823 1166 1988
162 Game Avg. 162 652 567 85 160 34 5 18 78 5 64 83 .283 .366 .457 .823 93 1988



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1996 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1979 Apr 15th AL Player of the Week
1988 Oct 2nd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (9th)
1983 AL  6.2 (8th)
1984 AL  6.2 (9th)
Career  55.5 (226th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (6th)
1979 AL  5.8 (8th)
1983 AL  6.2 (7th)
1984 AL  6.2 (7th)
Career  55.5 (143rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1981 AL  3.7 (6th)
Career  46.0 (203rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1977 AL  2.0 (7th)
1983 AL  2.3 (2nd)
1984 AL  2.2 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1979 AL  .318 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 AL  .391 (9th)
1980 AL  .388 (10th)
1981 AL  .384 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1981 AL  .491 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1981 AL  .874 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
Career  1,988 (250th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1977 AL  99 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 AL  38 (3rd)
1979 AL  44 (1st)
1981 AL  23 (8th)
1984 AL  34 (8th)
Career  396 (182nd)

Triples s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,024 (247th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1981 AL  155 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1981 AL  24 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1981 AL  2.5 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  63 (9th)
1981 AL  38 (9th)
Career  672 (204th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1981 AL  .688 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1976 AL  7 (7th)
1977 AL  11 (3rd)
1978 AL  8 (4th)
1979 AL  13 (1st)
1980 AL  12 (2nd)
1981 AL  13 (1st)
1982 AL  15 (1st)
1983 AL  20 (1st)
1984 AL  7 (8th)
1985 AL  10 (5th)
1986 AL  8 (5th)
1987 AL  8 (8th)
1989 AL  8 (5th)
Career  151 (22nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1984 AL  9 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1988 AL  18 (8th)
Career  174 (174th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  76 (246th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1981 AL  20.61 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1981 AL  2.2 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1975 AL  born 1955-02-12 (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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 19 (1070), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 23 (745), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (735), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (19th), 55.5 career WAR/37.1 7yr-peak WAR/46.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

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