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Rick Mahler

Richard Keith Mahler

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 5, 1953 in Austin, TX
High School: Jay HS (San Antonio, TX)
School: Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1979 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1981 [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Expos 1979-1991
Agents: Steve Comte [*]
Final Game: August 6, 1991 (Age 38)
Died: March 2, 2005 in Jupiter, FL
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Mickey Mahler
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #735. Jim Shaw… #736. Paul Assenmacher… #737. Carl Pavano… #738. RICK MAHLER… #739. Jim Hearn… #740. Koji Uehara… #741. Rafael Soriano… 

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
1979 25 ATL NL 0 0 6.14 15 0 5 0 0 0 22.0 28 16 15 4 11 2 12 0 1 1 101 67 5.50 1.773 11.5 1.6 4.5 4.9 1.09
1980 26 ATL NL 0 0 2.45 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 168 2.21 0.545 4.9 0.0 0.0 2.5
1981 27 ATL NL 8 6 .571 2.80 34 14 10 1 0 2 112.1 109 41 35 5 43 5 54 1 1 3 478 129 3.39 1.353 8.7 0.4 3.4 4.3 1.26
1982 28 ATL NL 9 10 .474 4.21 39 33 0 5 2 0 205.1 213 105 96 18 62 5 105 1 2 8 857 89 3.75 1.339 9.3 0.8 2.7 4.6 1.69
1983 29 ATL NL 0 0 5.02 10 0 1 0 0 0 14.1 16 8 8 0 9 1 7 0 0 0 66 80 3.66 1.744 10.0 0.0 5.7 4.4 0.78
1984 30 ATL NL 13 10 .565 3.12 38 29 1 9 1 0 222.0 209 86 77 13 62 7 106 3 1 3 918 123 3.45 1.221 8.5 0.5 2.5 4.3 1.71
1985 31 ATL NL 17 15 .531 3.48 39 39 0 6 1 0 266.2 272 116 103 24 79 8 107 2 1 3 1110 110 3.96 1.316 9.2 0.8 2.7 3.6 1.35
1986 32 ATL NL 14 18 .438 4.88 39 39 0 7 1 0 237.2 283 139 129 25 95 10 137 3 1 5 1056 81 4.22 1.590 10.7 0.9 3.6 5.2 1.44
1987 33 ATL NL 8 13 .381 4.98 39 28 1 3 1 0 197.0 212 118 109 24 85 8 95 2 2 5 849 87 4.82 1.508 9.7 1.1 3.9 4.3 1.12
1988 34 ATL NL 9 16 .360 3.69 39 34 2 5 0 0 249.0 279 125 102 17 42 6 131 8 8 5 1063 99 3.21 1.289 10.1 0.6 1.5 4.7 3.12
1989 35 CIN NL 9 13 .409 3.83 40 31 1 5 2 0 220.2 242 113 94 15 51 13 102 10 4 4 940 94 3.55 1.328 9.9 0.6 2.1 4.2 2.00
1990 36 CIN NL 7 6 .538 4.28 35 16 9 2 1 4 134.2 134 67 64 16 39 4 68 3 2 3 564 93 4.28 1.285 9.0 1.1 2.6 4.5 1.74
1991 37 TOT NL 2 4 .333 4.50 23 8 2 0 0 0 66.0 70 37 33 4 28 1 27 2 0 1 291 85 4.19 1.485 9.5 0.5 3.8 3.7 0.96
1991 37 MON NL 1 3 .250 3.62 10 6 1 0 0 0 37.1 37 17 15 2 15 0 17 0 0 0 158 102 3.85 1.393 8.9 0.5 3.6 4.1 1.13
1991 37 ATL NL 1 1 .500 5.65 13 2 1 0 0 0 28.2 33 20 18 2 13 1 10 2 0 1 133 70 4.64 1.605 10.4 0.6 4.1 3.1 0.77
13 Yrs 96 111 .464 3.99 392 271 32 43 9 6 1951.1 2069 972 866 165 606 70 952 35 23 41 8306 96 3.87 1.371 9.5 0.8 2.8 4.4 1.57
162 Game Avg. 10 11 .464 3.99 40 28 3 4 1 1 200 212 100 89 17 62 7 98 4 2 4 852 96 3.87 1.371 9.5 0.8 2.8 4.4 1.57
ATL (11 yrs) 79 89 .470 4.00 307 218 21 36 6 2 1558.2 1656 775 693 132 501 53 765 22 17 34 6644 97 3.88 1.384 9.6 0.8 2.9 4.4 1.53
CIN (2 yrs) 16 19 .457 4.00 75 47 10 7 3 4 355.1 376 180 158 31 90 17 170 13 6 7 1504 94 3.83 1.311 9.5 0.8 2.3 4.3 1.89
MON (1 yr) 1 3 .250 3.62 10 6 1 0 0 0 37.1 37 17 15 2 15 0 17 0 0 0 158 102 3.85 1.393 8.9 0.5 3.6 4.1 1.13

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
1979 25 ATL NL 22.0 15 0 16 6.55 4.26 -0.55 -0.34 113.9 5.10 -4 -0.4 .3 0.1 -0.1 -2 .473 .498
1980 26 ATL NL 3.2 2 0 1 2.45 3.99 0.10 -0.31 93.7 3.36 0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.1 1 .520 .500
1981 27 ATL NL 112.1 34 14 41 3.28 3.96 -0.03 0.03 100.5 4.03 8 0.9 .9 -0.1 1.9 18 .527 .506
1982 28 ATL NL 205.1 39 33 105 4.60 4.06 -0.20 0.11 104.5 4.57 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 1.4 17 .491 .498
1983 29 ATL NL 14.1 10 0 8 5.02 4.21 -0.11 -0.33 100.5 4.02 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .482 .499
1984 30 ATL NL 222.0 38 29 86 3.49 4.11 0.02 0.11 105.5 4.43 21 2.4 .9 -0.1 4.4 42 .564 .515
1985 31 ATL NL 266.2 39 39 116 3.92 4.11 -0.18 0.14 105.5 4.67 20 2.4 -0.2 4.7 45 .561 .515 $407,500
1986 32 ATL NL 237.2 39 39 139 5.26 4.23 -0.32 0.15 104.8 4.93 -10 -1.1 -0.1 1.0 12 .472 .493 $687,500
1987 33 ATL NL 197.0 39 28 118 5.39 4.60 -0.26 0.10 106.2 5.27 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 1.3 16 .488 .497 $695,000
1988 34 ATL NL 249.0 39 34 125 4.52 3.91 -0.40 0.10 105.5 4.65 2 0.3 1.5 -0.1 2.4 24 .507 .502 $737,500
1989 35 CIN NL 220.2 40 31 113 4.61 3.93 -0.30 0.11 103.6 4.49 -3 -0.4 .5 -0.2 1.4 14 .490 .498 $790,000
1990 36 CIN NL 134.2 35 16 67 4.48 4.26 -0.11 -0.01 104.6 4.57 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 0.9 12 .497 .499 $790,000
1991 37 MON NL 37.1 10 6 17 4.10 4.12 0.07 0.09 99.8 4.12 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .498 .500
1991 37 ATL NL 28.2 13 2 20 6.28 4.29 -0.72 -0.19 106.5 5.13 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .468 .497
13 Seasons 1951.1 392 271 972 4.48 4.13 -0.22 0.09 104.8 4.65 20 2.6 .9 -1.1 19.4 200 .507 .502 $4,107,500
ATL (11 yrs) 1558.2 307 218 775 4.47 4.15 -0.22 0.10 105.1 4.69 25 3.2 1.0 -0.8 16.8 171 .510 .503 $2,527,500
CIN (2 yrs) 355.1 75 47 180 4.56 4.05 -0.23 0.06 104.0 4.52 -4 -0.5 .8 -0.3 2.3 26 .493 .498 $1,580,000
MON (1 yr) 37.1 10 6 17 4.10 4.12 0.07 0.09 99.8 4.12 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .498 .500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1982 28 ATL NL NLCS L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 3.000 16.2 0.0 10.8 0.0 0.00
1990 36 CIN NL NLCS W PIT 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.200 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 18 2.100 13.5 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.00
2 NLCS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 18 2.100 13.5 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1979 25 ATL NL 15 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 167 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 26 ATL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1981 27 ATL NL 34 29 27 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 .148 .148 .185 .333 -7 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1982 28 ATL NL 39 73 58 5 11 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 17 .190 .242 .241 .483 34 14 0 0 11 0 0 1
1983 29 ATL NL 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 30 ATL NL 38 76 71 6 21 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 .296 .315 .338 .653 79 24 1 0 3 0 0 1
1985 31 ATL NL 39 105 90 9 14 1 0 0 8 0 0 3 18 .156 .181 .167 .348 -4 15 2 0 11 1 0 1
1986 32 ATL NL 40 96 83 8 16 3 0 0 7 0 0 4 14 .193 .230 .229 .459 25 19 2 0 9 0 0 1
1987 33 ATL NL 40 74 65 4 11 4 0 0 5 0 0 2 19 .169 .194 .231 .425 11 15 1 0 7 0 0 1
1988 34 ATL NL 39 84 72 3 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 .125 .137 .139 .276 -22 10 1 1 11 0 0 1
1989 35 CIN NL 40 70 62 4 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 .177 .239 .210 .448 28 13 0 1 3 0 0 1
1990 36 CIN NL 35 42 35 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .114 .135 .143 .278 -25 5 3 0 5 1 0 1
1991 37 TOT NL 23 18 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .214 .357 -1 3 0 0 4 0 0 1
1991 37 MON NL 10 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 -37 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
1991 37 ATL NL 13 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600 61 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
13 Yrs 394 671 581 40 104 17 0 1 37 0 1 20 117 .179 .208 .213 .422 16 124 10 2 66 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 276 239 16 43 7 0 0 15 0 0 8 48 .179 .208 .213 .422 16 51 4 1 27 1 0
ATL (11 yrs) 309 547 475 35 88 14 0 1 34 0 1 15 103 .185 .211 .221 .432 19 105 7 1 55 1 0
CIN (2 yrs) 75 112 97 5 15 3 0 0 3 0 0 5 12 .155 .202 .186 .387 8 18 3 1 8 1 0
MON (1 yr) 10 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 -37 1 0 0 3 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
1979 25 ATL NL 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1980 26 ATL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1981 27 ATL NL 34 29 -4 -1 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1982 28 ATL NL 39 73 -6 -1 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1983 29 ATL NL 10 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 30 ATL NL 38 76 -3 -0 -0 0 9 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .519 .504 0.7 0.0 6 1
1985 31 ATL NL 39 105 -13 -0 -0 0 12 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $407,500 1
1986 32 ATL NL 40 96 -8 -0 -0 0 12 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $687,500 1
1987 33 ATL NL 40 74 -9 -0 -0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $695,000 1
1988 34 ATL NL 39 84 -12 -0 -0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $737,500 1
1989 35 CIN NL 40 70 -6 -1 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $790,000 1
1990 36 CIN NL 35 42 -7 0 -0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $790,000 1
1991 37 MON NL 10 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1991 37 ATL NL 13 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
13 Seasons 394 671 -71 -4 -1 0 83 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.7 0.3 8 $4,107,500
ATL (11 yrs) 309 547 -55 -3 -0 0 68 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .503 .501 0.8 0.2 9 $2,527,500
CIN (2 yrs) 75 112 -13 -1 -0 0 14 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,580,000
MON (1 yr) 10 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -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
1982 28 ATL NL NLCS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 36 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1979 ATL NL 25 P 15 0 0 22.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.64 0.27 .952 1.80 1.80 1 1 50% 34% 0
1980 ATL NL 26 P 2 0 0 3.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.50 .950 1.96 1.90 0 0 0
1981 ATL NL 27 P 34 14 1 112.1 35 14 19 2 0 .943 2.64 0.97 .959 1.97 1.98 14 7 33% 33% 0
1982 ATL NL 28 P 39 33 5 205.1 56 19 36 1 5 .982 2.41 1.41 .952 1.96 1.97 18 9 33% 32% 3
1983 ATL NL 29 P 10 0 0 14.1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 1.26 0.20 .953 1.95 1.91 3 0 0% 33% 0
1984 ATL NL 30 P 38 29 9 222.0 64 20 42 2 5 .969 2.51 1.63 .954 1.88 1.87 27 1 4% 31% 0
1985 ATL NL 31 P 39 39 6 266.2 70 21 45 4 9 .943 2.23 1.69 .953 1.92 1.92 9 12 57% 30% 2
1986 ATL NL 32 P 39 39 7 237.2 67 23 41 3 2 .955 2.42 1.64 .955 1.94 1.94 15 17 53% 32% 0
1987 ATL NL 33 P 39 28 3 197.0 56 13 42 1 2 .982 2.51 1.41 .955 1.91 1.90 9 15 63% 29% 2
1988 ATL NL 34 P 39 34 5 249.0 68 22 43 3 4 .956 2.35 1.67 .955 1.96 1.96 22 10 31% 29% 0
1989 CIN NL 35 P 40 31 5 220.2 44 8 35 1 2 .977 1.75 1.08 .947 1.87 1.87 21 17 45% 32% 0
1990 CIN NL 36 P 35 16 2 134.2 29 11 17 1 1 .966 1.87 0.80 .957 1.80 1.79 9 4 31% 29% 1
1991 TOT NL 37 P 23 8 0 66.0 21 7 13 1 0 .952 2.73 0.87 .955 1.85 1.85 9 6 40% 33% 0
1991 MON NL 37 P 10 6 0 37.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 2.89 1.20 .955 1.86 1.85 3 3 50% 33% 0
1991 ATL NL 37 P 13 2 0 28.2 9 4 4 1 0 .889 2.51 0.62 .956 1.85 1.85 6 3 33% 33% 0
13 Seasons P 392 271 43 1951.1 519 160 338 21 31 .960 2.30 1.27 .954 1.91 1.90 157 99 39% 31% 8
13 Seasons TOT 392 271 43 1951.1 519 160 338 21 31 .960 2.30 1.27 .954 1.91 1.90 157 99 39% 31% 8
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1984 NL  4.4 (6th)
1985 NL  4.7 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1985 NL  17 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1988 NL  1.518 (2nd)
1989 NL  2.080 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1985 NL  266.7 (5th)
1986 NL  237.7 (10th)
1988 NL  249.0 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1985 NL  39 (1st)
1986 NL  39 (1st)
1988 NL  34 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1984 NL  9 (5th)
1986 NL  7 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1982 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1985 NL  24 (4th)
1986 NL  25 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 NL  95 (5th)
1987 NL  85 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1985 NL  272 (1st)
1986 NL  283 (1st)
1987 NL  212 (10th)
1988 NL  279 (1st)
1989 NL  242 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1988 NL  3.119 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1985 NL  15 (5th)
1986 NL  18 (1st)
1988 NL  16 (2nd)
1989 NL  13 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1982 NL  96 (5th)
1985 NL  103 (2nd)
1986 NL  129 (1st)
1987 NL  109 (5th)
1988 NL  102 (1st)
1989 NL  94 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1988 NL  8 (4th)
1989 NL  10 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1985 NL  1,110 (2nd)
1986 NL  1,056 (3rd)
1988 NL  1,063 (2nd)
1989 NL  940 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1981 NL  129 (9th)
1984 NL  123 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1984 NL  17 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1984 NL  1.9 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1984 NL  2.3 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1985 NL  11 (7th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1981 NL  14 (2nd)
1984 NL  20 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 NL  45 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1981 NL  2.64 (5th)
1982 NL  2.41 (5th)
1984 NL  2.51 (5th)
1987 NL  2.51 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1991 NL  born 1953-08-05 (5th)

                                         

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 InkPitching - 2 (781), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 25 (950), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1763), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1425), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (506th), 20.3 career WAR/18.1 7yr-peak WAR/19.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 16, 1975: Signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent.
  • November 4, 1988: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 2, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • November 5, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 27, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
  • June 10, 1991: Released by the Montreal Expos.
  • June 14, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • August 8, 1991: Released by the Atlanta Braves.
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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
198531Atlanta Braves$407,5003/3/86 TSN
198632Atlanta Braves$687,5001986 USA Today survey
198733Atlanta Braves$695,0001987 USA Today survey
198834Atlanta Braves$737,500*
198935Cincinnati Reds$790,0001989 USA Today survey
199036Cincinnati Reds$790,000USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,107,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $837,500 - 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.

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