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Mario Mendoza

Mario (Aizpuru) Mendoza (Manos de Seda)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1970. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1974 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Mariners/Rangers 1974-1982

Final Game: May 22, 1982 (Age 31)
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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
1974 23 PIT NL 91 177 163 10 36 1 2 0 15 1 1 8 35 .221 .259 .252 .510 46 41 6 1 3 2 2 6
1975 24 PIT NL 56 56 50 8 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 17 .180 .226 .200 .426 21 10 1 0 3 0 0 6/5
1976 25 PIT NL 50 97 92 6 17 5 0 0 12 0 1 4 15 .185 .216 .239 .456 30 22 3 0 0 1 1 6/54
1977 26 PIT NL 70 86 81 5 16 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 10 .198 .226 .235 .461 23 19 1 0 2 0 0 65/1
1978 27 PIT NL 57 62 55 5 12 1 0 1 3 3 1 2 9 .218 .283 .291 .574 58 16 0 3 2 0 1 456
1979 28 SEA AL 148 401 373 26 74 10 3 1 29 3 0 9 62 .198 .216 .249 .466 25 93 12 1 13 5 0 *6
1980 29 SEA AL 114 305 277 27 68 6 3 2 14 3 4 16 42 .245 .286 .310 .596 63 86 5 0 11 1 0 *6
1981 30 TEX AL 88 254 229 18 53 6 1 0 22 2 1 7 25 .231 .254 .266 .521 55 61 9 1 14 3 0 *6
1982 31 TEX AL 12 18 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235 -33 2 1 0 1 0 0 6
9 Yrs 686 1456 1337 106 287 33 9 4 101 12 8 52 219 .215 .245 .262 .507 41 350 38 6 49 12 4
162 Game Avg. 162 344 316 25 68 8 2 1 24 3 2 12 52 .215 .245 .262 .507 41 83 9 1 12 3 1
PIT (5 yrs) 324 478 441 34 90 11 2 1 36 4 3 20 86 .204 .244 .245 .488 37 108 11 4 10 3 4
TEX (2 yrs) 100 272 246 19 55 6 1 0 22 2 1 7 29 .224 .245 .256 .501 49 63 10 1 15 3 0
SEA (2 yrs) 262 706 650 53 142 16 6 3 43 6 4 25 104 .218 .246 .275 .522 41 179 17 1 24 6 0
NL (5 yrs) 324 478 441 34 90 11 2 1 36 4 3 20 86 .204 .244 .245 .488 37 108 11 4 10 3 4
AL (4 yrs) 362 978 896 72 197 22 7 3 65 8 5 32 133 .220 .246 .270 .516 43 242 27 2 39 9 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
1974 23 PIT NL 91 177 -10 0 -1 1 4 -5 -0.6 6 0 -0.1 .493 .496 -0.2 0.4 -0 6
1975 24 PIT NL 56 56 -4 0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .492 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -0 6/5
1976 25 PIT NL 50 97 -8 -1 -0 4 2 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.1 .493 .498 -0.6 0.7 -4 6/54
1977 26 PIT NL 70 86 -8 0 0 -1 3 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .491 .496 -0.3 0.2 -3 65/1
1978 27 PIT NL 57 62 -4 -1 0 3 2 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .501 0.0 0.5 0 456
1979 28 SEA AL 148 401 -42 0 -1 4 8 -30 -3.0 14 -15 -1.6 .479 .481 -2.1 1.3 -20 *6
1980 29 SEA AL 114 305 -14 -1 0 -7 6 -16 -1.6 10 -5 -0.6 .486 .490 0.1 -0.0 2 *6
1981 30 TEX AL 88 254 -11 0 0 8 5 2 0.2 9 10 1.0 .502 .501 0.2 1.4 3 *6
1982 31 TEX AL 12 18 -3 0 -0 -4 0 -7 -0.7 1 -7 -0.7 .438 .495 -0.2 -0.4 -2 6
9 Seasons 686 1456 -105 -1 -0 6 31 -69 -7.1 50 -19 -2.5 .489 .493 -3.2 4.0 -25
PIT (5 yrs) 324 478 -34 -0 0 4 12 -18 -2.0 15 -3 -0.6 .494 .497 -1.1 1.7 -7
TEX (2 yrs) 100 272 -15 0 0 3 5 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.3 .495 .501 -0.1 1.0 0
SEA (2 yrs) 262 706 -56 -1 -1 -2 14 -45 -4.5 25 -20 -2.2 .482 .485 -2.0 1.3 -18

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
1974 23 PIT NL NLCS LAD L 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 0 0 0 0 0

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1977 26 PIT NL 0 0 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 10 35 2.500 13.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00
1 Yr 0 0 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 10 35 2.500 13.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 13.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 136 204 204 204 68 136 0 0 0 0 68 680 35 2.500 13.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00

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
1977 26 PIT NL 2.0 1 0 3 13.50 4.64 0.32 -0.36 98.0 3.89 -2 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .312 .499
1 Season 2.0 1 0 3 13.50 4.64 0.32 -0.36 98.0 3.89 -2 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .312 .499

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1974 PIT NL 23 SS 87 48 34 471.1 274 77 187 10 21 .964 1 2 5.04 3.03 .961 4.97 4.97
1975 PIT NL 24 SS 53 17 8 195.0 104 29 70 5 10 .952 -2 -11 4.57 1.87 .963 4.99 4.99
1975 PIT NL 24 3B 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -206 0.00 0.00 3.09 3.00
1976 PIT NL 25 SS 45 24 17 256.0 150 42 103 5 19 .967 4 18 5.10 3.22 .964 5.05 5.04
1976 PIT NL 25 3B 2 0 0 3.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 160 6.00 1.00 .950 3.00 2.90
1976 PIT NL 25 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
1977 PIT NL 26 SS 45 17 10 215.0 125 36 80 9 13 .928 0 1 4.86 2.58 .963 5.02 5.03
1977 PIT NL 26 3B 19 0 0 46.1 12 5 6 1 0 .917 -1 -26 2.14 0.58 .956 2.97 2.98
1977 PIT NL 26 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .950 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1978 PIT NL 27 2B 21 4 1 84.2 49 17 31 1 3 .980 2 24 5.10 2.29 .977 5.30 5.25
1978 PIT NL 27 3B 18 0 0 39.0 23 4 16 3 1 .870 1 25 4.62 1.11 .952 3.00 2.97
1978 PIT NL 27 SS 14 2 1 55.0 22 7 14 1 0 .955 0 2 3.44 1.50 .966 4.88 4.84
1979 SEA AL 28 SS 148 132 70 1082.2 619 177 422 20 91 .968 4 5 4.98 4.05 .965 5.01 4.95
1980 SEA AL 29 SS 114 91 66 792.1 458 149 290 19 68 .959 -7 -10 4.99 3.85 .963 4.99 4.98
1981 TEX AL 30 SS 88 83 54 687.2 396 114 270 12 47 .970 8 14 5.03 4.36 .967 4.99 4.98
1982 TEX AL 31 SS 12 6 2 52.2 34 14 16 4 6 .882 -4 -100 5.13 2.50 .965 4.87 4.84
9 Seasons SS 606 420 262 3807.2 2182 645 1452 85 275 .961 4 1 4.96 3.46 .964 5.00 4.97
4 Seasons 3B 40 0 0 90.2 37 9 24 4 1 .892 -0 -3 3.28 0.83 .953 2.99 2.97
2 Seasons 2B 22 4 1 85.2 49 17 31 1 3 .980 2 21 5.04 2.18 .977 5.31 5.26
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .950 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT 669 424 263 3986.0 2269 671 1508 90 279 .960 6 2 4.92 3.26 .964 4.95 4.86 0 0 0
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1981 AL  1.4 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  13 (8th)
1981 AL  14 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1979 AL  148 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1976 NL  4 (5th)
1981 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
Career  4.96 (17th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1979 AL  .968 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (1016th), -2.5 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-1.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Manos de Mario (Aizpuru) melvin Mario manny Seda mendosa Mendoza

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