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Gary Matthews

Gary Nathaniel Matthews Sr. (Sarge)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 5, 1950 in San Fernando, CA
High School: San Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1972 (Age 22.063, 10,895th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Braves/Cubs/Phillies/Mariners 1972-1987
Agents: Jerry Kapstein, previously: Bruce Church [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1987 (Age 37.089)
Relatives: Father of Gary Matthews
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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
1972 21 SFG NL 20 71 62 11 18 1 1 4 14 0 1 7 13 .290 .357 .532 .889 148 33 1 0 1 1 2 7/9
1973 22 SFG NL 148 605 540 74 162 22 10 12 58 17 5 58 83 .300 .367 .444 .812 121 240 12 1 3 3 7 *7/9 RoY-1
1974 23 SFG NL 154 638 561 87 161 27 6 16 82 11 9 70 69 .287 .368 .442 .810 122 248 15 3 2 2 5 *7
1975 24 SFG NL 116 494 425 67 119 22 3 12 58 13 4 65 53 .280 .377 .431 .807 121 183 13 2 0 2 5 *7
1976 25 SFG NL 156 671 587 79 164 28 4 20 84 12 5 75 94 .279 .359 .443 .802 125 260 8 1 2 6 3 *7
1977 26 ATL NL 148 627 555 89 157 25 5 17 64 22 8 67 90 .283 .362 .438 .799 104 243 13 2 2 1 3 *7
1978 27 ATL NL 129 542 474 75 135 20 5 18 62 8 7 61 92 .285 .366 .462 .828 120 219 16 2 1 4 2 *9
1979 ★ 28 ATL NL 156 695 631 97 192 34 5 27 90 18 6 60 75 .304 .363 .502 .865 128 317 6 0 1 3 5 *9 AS,MVP-26
1980 29 ATL NL 155 619 571 79 159 17 3 19 75 11 3 42 93 .278 .325 .419 .744 104 239 16 0 1 5 2 *9/7
1981 30 PHI NL 101 428 359 62 108 21 3 9 67 15 2 59 42 .301 .398 .451 .849 136 162 8 3 1 6 2 *7 MVP-13
1982 31 PHI NL 162 690 616 89 173 31 1 19 83 21 4 66 87 .281 .349 .427 .776 114 263 23 2 0 6 1 *7 MVP-23
1983 32 PHI NL 132 526 446 66 115 18 2 10 50 13 9 69 81 .258 .352 .374 .727 103 167 8 0 4 7 3 *7
1984 33 CHC NL 147 608 491 101 143 21 2 14 82 17 8 103 97 .291 .410 .428 .838 129 210 10 3 1 10 2 *7 MVP-5
1985 34 CHC NL 97 362 298 45 70 12 0 13 40 2 0 59 64 .235 .362 .406 .768 107 121 8 2 0 3 2 7
1986 35 CHC NL 123 432 370 49 96 16 1 21 46 3 2 60 59 .259 .361 .478 .839 124 177 15 0 0 2 1 7
1987 36 TOT MLB 89 181 161 13 39 4 0 3 23 0 1 19 33 .242 .320 .323 .643 69 52 7 0 0 1 1 D/7
1987 36 CHC NL 44 46 42 3 11 3 0 0 8 0 0 4 11 .262 .326 .333 .659 74 14 1 0 0 0 1 /7
1987 36 SEA AL 45 135 119 10 28 1 0 3 15 0 1 15 22 .235 .319 .319 .638 67 38 6 0 0 1 0 D
16 Yrs 2033 8189 7147 1083 2011 319 51 234 978 183 74 940 1125 .281 .364 .439 .802 118 3134 179 21 19 62 46
162 Game Avg. 162 653 570 86 160 25 4 19 78 15 6 75 90 .281 .364 .439 .802 118 250 14 2 2 5 4
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
SFG (5 yrs) 594 2479 2175 318 624 100 24 64 296 53 24 275 312 .287 .367 .443 .810 123 964 49 7 8 14 22
ATL (4 yrs) 588 2483 2231 340 643 96 18 81 291 59 24 230 350 .288 .354 .456 .810 114 1018 51 4 5 13 12
CHC (4 yrs) 411 1448 1201 198 320 52 3 48 176 22 10 226 231 .266 .381 .435 .815 120 522 34 5 1 15 6
PHI (3 yrs) 395 1644 1421 217 396 70 6 38 200 49 15 194 210 .279 .363 .417 .780 116 592 39 5 5 19 6
SEA (1 yr) 45 135 119 10 28 1 0 3 15 0 1 15 22 .235 .319 .319 .638 67 38 6 0 0 1 0
NL (16 yrs) 1988 8054 7028 1073 1983 318 51 231 963 183 73 925 1103 .282 .365 .441 .805 119 3096 173 21 19 61 46
AL (1 yr) 45 135 119 10 28 1 0 3 15 0 1 15 22 .235 .319 .319 .638 67 38 6 0 0 1 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
1972 21 SFG NL 20 71 5 0 -0 1 -1 5 0.6 2 7 0.8 .529 .504 0.7 0.0 6 7/9
1973 22 SFG NL 148 605 15 2 -1 4 -6 14 1.5 20 34 3.4 .511 .510 2.9 -0.3 30 *7/9 RoY-1
1974 23 SFG NL 154 638 14 0 -0 2 -6 10 1.0 21 31 3.0 .507 .507 2.7 -0.6 29 $36,000 *7
1975 24 SFG NL 116 494 15 4 -1 2 -5 15 1.6 16 31 3.2 .514 .510 2.9 -0.4 30 *7
1976 25 SFG NL 156 671 19 2 3 -15 -7 1 0.1 21 23 2.2 .501 .501 3.8 -2.5 38 *7
1977 26 ATL NL 148 627 11 1 -1 -4 -6 1 0.0 20 21 2.0 .501 .501 2.4 -1.2 25 $240,000 *7
1978 27 ATL NL 129 542 15 -3 -1 2 -5 8 0.9 17 26 2.7 .507 .506 2.3 -0.3 23 $240,000 *9
1979 ★ 28 ATL NL 156 695 26 -1 2 -1 -6 20 2.2 21 41 4.3 .514 .513 4.3 -0.7 42 $240,000 *9 AS,MVP-26
1980 29 ATL NL 155 619 7 0 -1 -10 -6 -9 -1.1 21 12 1.0 .493 .494 2.1 -1.8 22 $240,000 *9/7
1981 30 PHI NL 101 428 18 2 1 -9 -4 8 1.0 15 23 2.5 .509 .506 3.3 -1.5 32 $240,000 *7 MVP-13
1982 31 PHI NL 162 690 10 2 -2 -6 -6 -2 -0.2 23 21 2.2 .499 .499 2.7 -1.4 28 *7 MVP-23
1983 32 PHI NL 132 526 4 -1 1 -15 -4 -15 -1.7 18 3 0.1 .488 .490 1.7 -2.2 18 *7
1984 33 CHC NL 147 608 26 2 -0 -13 -5 10 1.1 21 30 3.2 .507 .506 4.5 -2.0 44 *7 MVP-5
1985 34 CHC NL 97 362 5 1 -1 -10 -3 -7 -0.8 12 5 0.4 .492 .495 1.5 -1.4 15 $600,000 7
1986 35 CHC NL 123 432 15 -1 -2 -22 -3 -13 -1.4 15 2 0.1 .489 .491 2.4 -2.7 24 $850,000 7
1987 36 CHC NL 44 46 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .496 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $880,000 /7
1987 36 SEA AL 45 135 -6 -1 -1 0 -4 -13 -1.2 5 -8 -0.8 .472 .492 -0.8 -0.3 -8 D
16 Seasons 2033 8189 198 10 -5 -94 -76 33 3.3 270 303 30.2 .502 .502 39.3 -19.2 397 $3,566,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
SFG (5 yrs) 594 2479 68 9 1 -7 -25 46 4.8 80 126 12.5 .509 .507 13.0 -3.7 133 $36,000
ATL (4 yrs) 588 2483 59 -2 -1 -12 -23 20 2.0 80 100 10.0 .504 .503 11.0 -4.0 112 $960,000
CHC (4 yrs) 411 1448 44 2 -3 -45 -11 -12 -1.3 49 38 3.7 .497 .498 8.3 -6.1 82 $2,330,000
PHI (3 yrs) 395 1644 32 4 -0 -30 -14 -9 -0.9 56 47 4.7 .498 .497 7.7 -5.0 78 $240,000
SEA (1 yr) 45 135 -6 -1 -1 0 -4 -13 -1.2 5 -8 -0.8 .472 .492 -0.8 -0.3 -8

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
1981 30 PHI NL NLDS MON L 5 20 20 3 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .650 1.050 13 1 0 0 0 0
1983 MVP 32 PHI NL NLCS LAD W 4 16 14 4 6 0 0 3 8 1 0 2 1 .429 .500 1.071 1.571 15 0 0 0 0 1
1983 32 PHI NL WS BAL L 5 18 16 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 .250 .333 .438 .771 7 1 0 0 0 0
1984 33 CHC NL NLCS SDP L 5 21 15 4 3 0 0 2 5 1 1 6 4 .200 .429 .600 1.029 9 1 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs (4 Series) 19 75 65 12 21 0 1 7 15 2 1 10 9 .323 .413 .677 1.090 44 3 0 0 0 2
1 NLDS 5 20 20 3 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .650 1.050 13 1 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 9 37 29 8 9 0 0 5 13 2 1 8 5 .310 .459 .828 1.287 24 1 0 0 0 2
1 WS 5 18 16 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 .250 .333 .438 .771 7 1 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1972 SFG NL 21 OF 19 17 15 153.1 35 34 0 1 0 .971 1 7 2.00 1.79 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 SFG NL 21 LF 10 8 8 78.2 26 25 0 1 0 .962 2 34 2.86 2.50 .974 1.92 1.93
1972 SFG NL 21 RF 9 9 7 74.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -21 1.81 1.67 .979 2.02 2.03
1973 SFG NL 22 OF 145 140 135 1245.0 293 277 11 5 0 .983 4 4 2.08 1.99 .977 2.23 2.23 RoY-1
1973 SFG NL 22 LF 144 140 135 1242.0 297 281 11 5 0 .983 4 4 2.12 2.03 .977 2.04 2.04 RoY-1
1973 SFG NL 22 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .970 2.10 2.00 RoY-1
1974 SFG NL 23 LF 151 144 140 1296.1 302 284 9 9 2 .970 2 2 2.03 1.94 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 SFG NL 23 OF 151 144 140 1296.1 299 281 9 9 2 .970 2 2 2.01 1.92 .979 2.27 2.27
1975 SFG NL 24 LF 113 112 105 991.0 244 225 11 8 2 .967 2 2 2.14 2.09 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 SFG NL 24 OF 113 112 105 991.0 244 225 11 8 2 .967 2 2 2.14 2.09 .978 2.29 2.28
1976 SFG NL 25 LF 156 155 145 1374.1 277 262 8 7 0 .975 -15 -13 1.77 1.73 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 SFG NL 25 OF 156 155 145 1374.1 280 265 8 7 0 .975 -15 -13 1.79 1.75 .979 2.34 2.33
1977 ATL NL 26 LF 145 145 140 1283.1 283 262 11 10 1 .965 -4 -4 1.91 1.88 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 ATL NL 26 OF 145 145 140 1283.1 283 262 11 10 1 .965 -4 -4 1.91 1.88 .978 2.26 2.26
1978 ATL NL 27 OF 127 126 110 1076.2 256 238 10 8 0 .969 2 3 2.07 1.95 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 ATL NL 27 RF 127 126 110 1076.2 257 239 10 8 0 .969 2 3 2.08 1.96 .977 2.13 2.11
1979 ATL NL 28 OF 156 156 151 1362.2 312 292 12 8 4 .974 -1 -1 2.01 1.95 .979 2.33 2.32 AS,MVP-26
1979 ATL NL 28 RF 156 156 151 1362.2 314 295 11 8 4 .975 -1 -1 2.02 1.96 .979 2.19 2.18 AS,MVP-26
1980 ATL NL 29 OF 143 142 134 1242.0 277 258 8 11 0 .960 -10 -9 1.93 1.86 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 ATL NL 29 RF 137 137 129 1197.1 270 254 6 10 0 .963 -8 -8 1.95 1.90 .977 2.06 2.06
1980 ATL NL 29 LF 6 5 5 44.2 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -2 -46 1.01 0.83 .977 2.06 2.07
1981 PHI NL 30 OF 100 98 80 840.1 188 170 11 7 1 .963 -9 -13 1.94 1.81 .980 2.33 2.34 MVP-13
1981 PHI NL 30 LF 99 98 80 840.1 184 165 12 7 1 .962 -9 -13 1.90 1.79 .975 2.12 2.13 MVP-13
1982 PHI NL 31 LF 162 161 98 1350.0 295 272 14 9 3 .969 -6 -6 1.91 1.77 .973 2.08 2.08 MVP-23
1982 PHI NL 31 OF 162 161 98 1350.0 292 268 14 10 2 .966 -6 -6 1.88 1.74 .978 2.25 2.26 MVP-23
1983 PHI NL 32 LF 122 120 59 971.2 193 177 11 5 2 .974 -15 -18 1.74 1.54 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 PHI NL 32 OF 122 120 59 971.2 190 174 11 5 2 .974 -15 -18 1.71 1.52 .980 2.27 2.26
1984 CHC NL 33 LF 145 144 51 1125.1 240 223 6 11 0 .954 -13 -14 1.83 1.58 .971 2.03 2.02 MVP-5
1984 CHC NL 33 OF 145 144 51 1125.1 242 224 7 11 0 .955 -13 -14 1.85 1.59 .979 2.27 2.26 MVP-5
1985 CHC NL 34 LF 85 85 37 650.0 131 120 8 3 2 .977 -10 -18 1.77 1.51 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 CHC NL 34 OF 85 85 37 650.0 129 119 7 3 2 .977 -10 -18 1.74 1.48 .979 2.20 2.20
1986 CHC NL 35 LF 105 104 40 779.0 152 138 5 9 1 .941 -22 -33 1.65 1.36 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 CHC NL 35 OF 105 104 40 779.0 151 137 5 9 1 .940 -22 -33 1.64 1.35 .979 2.19 2.19
1987 CHC NL 36 LF 2 2 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 1.80 1.00 .980 2.07 2.05
1987 CHC NL 36 OF 2 2 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 1.80 1.00 .980 2.16 2.20
1987 SEA AL 36 DH 39 29
16 Seasons OF 1876 1851 1440 15751.0 3473 3226 135 112 17 .968 -94 -7 1.92 1.79 .979 2.28 2.27
14 Seasons LF 1445 1423 1043 12036.2 2632 2440 107 85 14 .968 -87 -9 1.90 1.76 .975 2.02 2.02
5 Seasons RF 430 428 397 3714.1 857 804 27 26 4 .970 -7 -2 2.01 1.93 .978 2.13 2.12
1 Season DH 39 29
16 Seasons TOT 1876 1851 1440 15751.0 3473 3226 135 112 17 .968 -94 -7 1.92 1.79 .979 2.28 2.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Hall of Fame
1993 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 NL (26, 1%)
1981 NL (13, 9%)
1982 NL (23, 1%)
1984 NL (5, 21%)
0.32 Career Shares (605th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1981 September NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jul 21st NL Player of the Week
1976 Apr 25th NL Player of the Week
1979 Jun 24th NL Player of the Week
1982 May 16th NL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
1981 NL  3.4 (4th)
1984 NL  4.5 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1973 NL  .300 (9th)
1979 NL  .304 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1981 NL  .398 (4th)
1984 NL  .410 (1st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1981 NL  .849 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1976 NL  156 (9th)
1982 NL  162 (1st)
Career  2,033 (218th)

At Bats s c a p y
1976 NL  587 (8th)
1979 NL  631 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1976 NL  671 (9th)
1979 NL  695 (10th)
1982 NL  690 (10th)
Career  8,189 (244th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1979 NL  97 (8th)
1981 NL  62 (10th)
1984 NL  101 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  192 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1979 NL  317 (5th)
Career  3,134 (249th)

Doubles s c a p y
1979 NL  34 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1973 NL  10 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  234 (245th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1979 NL  90 (10th)
1981 NL  67 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1976 NL  75 (9th)
1981 NL  59 (4th)
1984 NL  103 (1st)
Career  940 (147th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1980 NL  93 (9th)
Career  1,125 (201st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1981 NL  136 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1976 NL  98 (9th)
1979 NL  118 (5th)
1981 NL  71 (5th)
1984 NL  96 (10th)
Career  1,166 (216th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1981 NL  21 (6th)
1984 NL  26 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1981 NL  2.1 (6th)
1984 NL  2.7 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1976 NL  52 (9th)
1979 NL  66 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1976 NL  240 (10th)
1979 NL  252 (8th)
1981 NL  170 (5th)
1984 NL  249 (7th)
Career  2,972 (212th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1979 NL  .699 (10th)
1981 NL  .734 (5th)
1984 NL  .712 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1981 NL  6 (6th)
1983 NL  7 (10th)
1984 NL  10 (1st)
Career  62 (209th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1978 NL  16 (9th)
1980 NL  16 (8th)
1982 NL  23 (1st)
Career  179 (159th)

SB % s c a p y
1973 NL  77.27 (7th)
1975 NL  76.47 (10th)
1981 NL  88.24 (4th)
1982 NL  84.00 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1973 NL  14.1 (10th)
1976 NL  15.0 (10th)
1979 NL  21.6 (4th)
1981 NL  11.3 (5th)
1982 NL  20.0 (8th)
Career  205.4 (82nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1986 NL  17.6 (9th)**

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  5,470 (250th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1981 NL  30.39 (5th)
1984 NL  41.77 (5th)
Career  267.84 (154th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1979 NL  4.4 (6th)
1981 NL  2.9 (5th)
1984 NL  5.0 (3rd)
Career  25.4 (140th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 NL  3.7 (8th)
1981 NL  2.7 (4th)
1984 NL  3.7 (8th)
Career  28.6 (109th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1981 NL  3.1 (5th)
1984 NL  4.1 (6th)
Career  26.5 (153rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  144 (4th)
1974 NL  151 (3rd)
1976 NL  156 (1st)
1977 NL  145 (4th)
1981 NL  99 (5th)
1982 NL  162 (1st)
1984 NL  145 (2nd)
Career  1,445 (22nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  281 (3rd)
1974 NL  284 (2nd)
1976 NL  262 (3rd)
1977 NL  262 (3rd)
1982 NL  272 (3rd)
1984 NL  223 (4th)
Career  2,440 (32nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  11 (4th)
1974 NL  9 (3rd)
1975 NL  11 (3rd)
1976 NL  8 (4th)
1977 NL  11 (1st)
1981 NL  12 (2nd)
1982 NL  14 (1st)
1983 NL  11 (4th)
1986 NL  5 (5th)
Career  107 (21st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  5 (5th)
1974 NL  9 (2nd)
1975 NL  8 (4th)
1976 NL  7 (2nd)
1977 NL  10 (1st)
1981 NL  7 (1st)
1982 NL  9 (2nd)
1984 NL  11 (1st)
1986 NL  9 (1st)
Career  85 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  2 (3rd)
1975 NL  2 (2nd)
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1981 NL  1 (4th)
1982 NL  3 (2nd)
1983 NL  2 (4th)
1985 NL  2 (4th)
Career  14 (50th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  156 (3rd)
1980 NL  137 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  295 (4th)
1980 NL  254 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  10 (5th)
1979 NL  11 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  8 (5th)
1979 NL  8 (3rd)
1980 NL  10 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  4 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1974 NL  151 (4th)
1976 NL  156 (1st)
1979 NL  156 (5th)
1982 NL  162 (1st)
Career  1,876 (69th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1981 NL  11 (4th)
1982 NL  14 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1977 NL  10 (4th)
1980 NL  11 (1st)
1981 NL  7 (2nd)
1984 NL  11 (1st)
1986 NL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1979 NL  4 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1973 NL  2.12 (3rd)
1974 NL  2.03 (5th)
1975 NL  2.14 (5th)
1977 NL  1.91 (5th)
Career  1.87 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  2.03 (2nd)
1974 NL  1.94 (3rd)
1975 NL  2.09 (3rd)
1977 NL  1.88 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  .983 (4th)
1974 NL  .970 (5th)
1975 NL  .967 (3rd)
1977 NL  .965 (5th)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
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 - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 41 (615), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (821), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 29 (367), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (67th), 30.1 career WAR/22.2 7yr-peak WAR/26.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1974 23 San Francisco Giants $36,000 ? 3/23/74 TSN
1977 26 Atlanta Braves $240,000 ? 1977 TSN Guide 5 yrs./$1.2 million; UPI says $400K
1978 27 Atlanta Braves $240,000 ? 1977 TSN Guide 5 yrs./$1.2 million
1979 28 Atlanta Braves $240,000 ? 1977 TSN Guide 5 yrs./$1.2 million
1980 29 Atlanta Braves $240,000 ? 1977 TSN Guide 5 yrs./$1.2 million
1981 30 Philadelphia Phillies $240,000 ? 1977 TSN Guide 5 yrs./$1.2 million; 4/4/81 TSN says $260,000
1985 34 Chicago Cubs $600,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 35 Chicago Cubs $850,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 36 Chicago Cubs $880,000 ? Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,566,000
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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