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Mike Mason

Michael Paul Mason

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: November 21, 1958 in Fairbault, MN
High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's HS (Minneapolis, MN)
Schools: Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN), Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1982 (Age 23.296, 12,286th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Cubs/Twins 1982-1988

Final Game: May 8, 1988 (Age 29.169)
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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
1982 23 TEX AL 1 2 .333 5.09 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.0 21 13 13 3 9 1 8 0 0 1 96 78 4.89 1.304 8.2 1.2 3.5 3.1 0.89
1983 24 TEX AL 0 2 .000 5.91 5 0 2 0 0 0 10.2 10 7 7 0 6 0 9 1 0 0 50 70 3.04 1.500 8.4 0.0 5.1 7.6 1.50
1984 25 TEX AL 9 13 .409 3.61 36 24 6 4 0 0 184.1 159 78 74 18 51 4 113 2 1 5 750 114 3.67 1.139 7.8 0.9 2.5 5.5 2.22
1985 26 TEX AL 8 15 .348 4.83 38 30 1 1 1 0 179.0 212 113 96 22 73 4 92 3 1 4 800 88 4.53 1.592 10.7 1.1 3.7 4.6 1.26
1986 27 TEX AL 7 3 .700 4.33 27 22 2 2 1 0 135.0 135 71 65 11 56 3 85 0 1 5 587 100 3.82 1.415 9.0 0.7 3.7 5.7 1.52
1987 28 TOT MLB 4 3 .571 5.64 25 10 3 0 0 0 67.0 80 45 42 10 45 2 49 5 0 2 315 78 5.59 1.866 10.7 1.3 6.0 6.6 1.09
1987 28 TEX AL 0 2 .000 5.59 8 6 0 0 0 0 29.0 37 20 18 6 22 2 21 4 0 1 142 81 6.80 2.034 11.5 1.9 6.8 6.5 0.95
1987 28 CHC NL 4 1 .800 5.68 17 4 3 0 0 0 38.0 43 25 24 4 23 0 28 1 0 1 173 75 4.66 1.737 10.2 0.9 5.4 6.6 1.22
1988 29 MIN AL 0 1 .000 10.80 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 8 8 1 9 0 7 0 0 0 37 40 6.67 2.550 10.8 1.4 12.2 9.5 0.78
7 Yrs 29 39 .426 4.53 140 90 14 7 2 0 605.2 625 335 305 65 249 14 363 11 3 17 2635 93 4.24 1.443 9.3 1.0 3.7 5.4 1.46
162 Game Avg. 9 12 .426 4.53 41 27 4 2 1 0 179 185 99 90 19 74 4 107 3 1 5 779 93 4.24 1.443 9.3 1.0 3.7 5.4 1.46
TEX (6 yrs) 25 37 .403 4.38 118 86 11 7 2 0 561.0 574 302 273 60 217 14 328 10 3 16 2425 96 4.18 1.410 9.2 1.0 3.5 5.3 1.51
MIN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 10.80 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 8 8 1 9 0 7 0 0 0 37 40 6.67 2.550 10.8 1.4 12.2 9.5 0.78
CHC (1 yr) 4 1 .800 5.68 17 4 3 0 0 0 38.0 43 25 24 4 23 0 28 1 0 1 173 75 4.66 1.737 10.2 0.9 5.4 6.6 1.22
AL (7 yrs) 25 38 .397 4.46 123 86 11 7 2 0 567.2 582 310 281 61 226 14 335 10 3 16 2462 95 4.21 1.423 9.2 1.0 3.6 5.3 1.48
NL (1 yr) 4 1 .800 5.68 17 4 3 0 0 0 38.0 43 25 24 4 23 0 28 1 0 1 173 75 4.66 1.737 10.2 0.9 5.4 6.6 1.22
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
1982 23 TEX AL 23.0 4 4 13 5.09 4.32 -0.19 0.15 100.3 4.68 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .476 .499
1983 24 TEX AL 10.2 5 0 7 5.91 4.42 0.28 -0.35 98.2 3.71 -3 -0.3 1.9 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .448 .498
1984 25 TEX AL 184.1 36 24 78 3.81 4.45 -0.15 0.07 103.0 4.80 21 2.3 1.3 -0.1 4.0 37 .564 .514
1985 26 TEX AL 179.0 38 30 113 5.68 4.65 -0.11 0.12 102.0 4.98 -14 -1.4 .7 -0.1 0.2 3 .463 .491
1986 27 TEX AL 135.0 27 22 71 4.73 4.67 -0.01 0.12 103.3 4.95 3 0.3 .6 -0.1 1.5 16 .511 .502
1987 28 TEX AL 29.0 8 6 20 6.21 4.84 -0.19 0.11 101.3 5.20 -3 -0.3 2.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .461 .498
1987 28 CHC NL 38.0 17 4 25 5.92 4.77 -0.48 -0.14 102.2 5.21 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.0 1 .480 .498
1988 29 MIN AL 6.2 5 0 8 10.80 4.95 0.07 -0.40 105.7 4.74 -5 -0.4 .9 0.0 -0.4 -4 .412 .497
7 Seasons 605.2 140 90 335 4.98 4.60 -0.12 0.08 102.5 4.91 -5 -0.3 1.1 -0.5 5.0 53 .498 .501
TEX (6 yrs) 561.0 118 86 302 4.84 4.58 -0.10 0.10 102.4 4.89 3 0.5 1.2 -0.5 5.4 56 .504 .502
MIN (1 yr) 6.2 5 0 8 10.80 4.95 0.07 -0.40 105.7 4.74 -5 -0.4 .9 0.0 -0.4 -4 .412 .497
CHC (1 yr) 38.0 17 4 25 5.92 4.77 -0.48 -0.14 102.2 5.21 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.0 1 .480 .498

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
1982 23 TEX AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 24 TEX AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1984 25 TEX AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 26 TEX AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 27 TEX AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 28 TOT MLB 26 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1987 28 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1987 28 CHC NL 18 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1988 29 MIN AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 141 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 15 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 0 0 3 0 0
TEX (6 yrs) 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 18 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 0 0 3 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 18 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 40 2 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
1982 23 TEX AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 24 TEX AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1984 25 TEX AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 26 TEX AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1986 27 TEX AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1987 28 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1987 28 CHC NL 18 13 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1988 29 MIN AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 141 13 -0 -0 0 0 3 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 2
TEX (6 yrs) 118 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
MIN (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 18 13 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2

Standard Fielding

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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
1982 TEX AL 23 P 4 4 0 23.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.35 1.50 .958 1.80 1.80 1 0 0% 36% 0
1983 TEX AL 24 P 5 0 0 10.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.53 0.60 .957 1.77 1.78 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 25 P 36 24 4 184.1 26 4 22 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.72 .958 1.79 1.78 20 2 9% 36% 0
1985 TEX AL 26 P 38 30 1 179.0 38 4 30 4 0 .895 1.71 0.89 .953 1.86 1.84 12 5 29% 33% 2
1986 TEX AL 27 P 27 22 2 135.0 28 9 19 0 1 1.000 1.87 1.04 .957 1.83 1.81 7 6 46% 34% 1
1987 TOT MLB 28 P 25 10 0 67.0 13 2 10 1 2 .923 1.61 0.48 .955 1.88 1.88 9 1 10% 30% 2
1987 TEX AL 28 P 8 6 0 29.0 7 1 5 1 1 .857 1.86 0.75 .954 1.83 1.82 7 1 13% 31% 2
1987 CHC NL 28 P 17 4 0 38.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.35 .955 1.92 1.90 2 0 0% 29% 0
1988 MIN AL 29 P 5 0 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.76 1.76 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 140 90 7 605.2 114 21 88 5 3 .956 1.62 0.78 .956 1.83 1.82 49 14 22% 34% 5
7 Seasons TOT 140 90 7 605.2 114 21 88 5 3 .956 1.62 0.78 .956 1.83 1.82 49 14 22% 34% 5
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

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1984 AL  1.139 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1984 AL  7.763 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1985 AL  15 (7th)

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

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2522), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1204th), 5.2 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1987 28 San Francisco Giants $280,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$280,000
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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