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Rick Matula

Richard Carlton Matula

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

Born: November 22, 1953 in Wharton, TX
High School: Wharton HS (Wharton, TX)
School: Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 14th round of the 1976 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1979 (Age 25.137, 11,764th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Team: Braves 1979-1981

Final Game: June 11, 1981 (Age 27.201)
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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 8 10 .444 4.15 28 28 0 1 0 0 171.1 193 90 79 14 64 9 67 3 1 3 754 98 4.19 1.500 10.1 0.7 3.4 3.5 1.05
1980 26 ATL NL 11 13 .458 4.58 33 30 2 3 1 0 176.2 195 100 90 17 60 9 62 0 3 3 761 81 4.32 1.443 9.9 0.9 3.1 3.2 1.03
1981 27 ATL NL 0 0 6.43 5 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 8 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 59 5.31 1.429 10.3 1.3 2.6 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs 19 23 .452 4.41 66 58 4 4 1 0 355.0 396 195 174 32 126 18 129 3 4 6 1545 88 4.27 1.470 10.0 0.8 3.2 3.3 1.02
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .452 4.41 36 32 2 2 1 0 195 217 107 95 18 69 10 71 2 2 3 847 88 4.27 1.470 10.0 0.8 3.2 3.3 1.02
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
1979 25 ATL NL 171.1 28 28 90 4.73 4.30 -0.58 0.14 108.3 5.44 12 1.3 -0.1 2.8 28 .547 .508
1980 26 ATL NL 176.2 33 30 100 5.09 3.98 0.11 0.13 102.8 4.11 -20 -2.1 .4 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .436 .487
1981 27 ATL NL 7.0 5 0 5 6.43 3.95 -0.03 -0.30 96.0 3.53 -2 -0.3 .2 0.1 -0.1 -2 .448 .498 $90,000
3 Seasons 355.0 66 58 195 4.94 4.13 -0.23 0.13 105.3 4.74 -10 -1.0 .2 -0.0 2.1 21 .484 .497 $90,000

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
1979 25 ATL NL 28 60 53 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 .094 .111 .094 .205 -45 5 2 0 6 0 0 1
1980 26 ATL NL 33 64 57 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 25 .105 .136 .105 .241 -32 6 0 0 5 0 0 1
1981 27 ATL NL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 66 125 111 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 48 .099 .123 .099 .222 -39 11 2 0 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 307 272 2 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 118 .099 .123 .099 .222 -39 27 5 0 27 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 28 60 -11 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1980 26 ATL NL 33 64 -11 -0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1981 27 ATL NL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $90,000 /1
3 Seasons 66 125 -22 -0 -0 0 15 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .487 .498 -0.9 0.0 -8 $90,000

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
1979 ATL NL 25 P 28 28 1 171.1 38 15 23 0 6 1.000 2.00 1.36 .951 1.80 1.80 22 7 24% 34% 1
1980 ATL NL 26 P 33 30 3 176.2 49 20 28 1 5 .980 2.45 1.45 .952 1.91 1.91 18 10 36% 31% 1
1981 ATL NL 27 P 5 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 0.40 .960 1.93 1.98 1 0 0% 33% 0
3 Seasons P 66 58 4 355.0 89 36 52 1 11 .989 2.23 1.33 .952 1.86 1.87 41 17 29% 33% 2
3 Seasons TOT 66 58 4 355.0 89 36 52 1 11 .989 2.23 1.33 .952 1.86 1.87 41 17 29% 33% 2
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

Losses s c a p y
1980 NL  13 (9th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1980 NL  2.45 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1979 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

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
1981 27 Atlanta Braves $90,000 ? 4/4/81 TSN
1982 28 Atlanta Braves $90,000 ? TSN, 8/2/82
Career to date (may be incomplete)$180,000
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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