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Dan Meyer

Daniel Thomas Meyer

Positions: First Baseman, Leftfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 3, 1952 in Hamilton, OH
Schools: Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA), University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1974 (Age 22.042)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Tigers/Athletics 1974-1985

Final Game: May 24, 1985 (Age 32.294)
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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 21 DET AL 13 52 50 5 10 1 1 3 7 1 0 1 1 .200 .231 .440 .671 88 22 2 1 0 0 1 7
1975 22 DET AL 122 503 470 56 111 17 3 8 47 8 3 26 25 .236 .277 .336 .614 71 158 16 2 2 3 1 73
1976 23 DET AL 105 315 294 37 74 8 4 2 16 10 0 17 22 .252 .292 .327 .618 79 96 10 0 3 1 0 73/D
1977 24 SEA AL 159 642 582 75 159 24 4 22 90 11 8 43 51 .273 .320 .442 .762 107 257 19 1 5 8 4 *3
1978 25 SEA AL 123 478 444 38 101 18 1 8 56 7 3 24 39 .227 .264 .327 .591 67 145 7 0 4 5 6 *3/7D
1979 26 SEA AL 144 571 525 72 146 21 7 20 74 11 7 29 35 .278 .317 .459 .776 106 241 13 4 6 6 10 573
1980 27 SEA AL 146 570 531 56 146 25 6 11 71 8 4 31 42 .275 .314 .407 .721 96 216 11 1 4 3 4 *7/D53
1981 28 SEA AL 83 266 252 26 66 10 1 3 22 4 3 10 16 .262 .291 .345 .636 80 87 6 1 1 2 1 57/D38
1982 29 OAK AL 120 409 383 28 92 17 3 8 59 1 1 18 33 .240 .271 .363 .634 77 139 6 0 3 5 3 3D/97
1983 30 OAK AL 69 191 169 15 32 9 0 1 13 0 0 19 11 .189 .268 .260 .529 51 44 8 0 1 2 2 3D/795
1984 31 OAK AL 20 22 22 1 7 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 .318 .318 .545 .864 143 12 2 0 0 0 0 /3D
1985 32 OAK AL 14 13 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .077 .000 .077 -76 0 1 0 0 0 0 /D59
12 Yrs 1118 4032 3734 411 944 153 31 86 459 61 29 219 277 .253 .293 .379 .673 86 1417 101 10 29 35 32
162 Game Avg. 162 584 541 60 137 22 4 12 67 9 4 32 40 .253 .293 .379 .673 86 205 15 1 4 5 5
SEA (5 yrs) 655 2527 2334 267 618 98 19 64 313 41 25 137 183 .265 .305 .405 .710 94 946 56 7 20 24 25
OAK (4 yrs) 223 635 586 46 131 29 4 9 76 1 1 38 46 .224 .268 .333 .601 69 195 17 0 4 7 5
DET (3 yrs) 240 870 814 98 195 26 8 13 70 19 3 44 48 .240 .280 .339 .619 75 276 28 3 5 4 2

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 21 DET AL 13 52 -2 0 -0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 7
1975 22 DET AL 122 503 -18 -1 -0 -9 -6 -34 -3.6 18 -16 -1.8 .470 .477 -0.8 -1.6 -6 73
1976 23 DET AL 105 315 -6 2 -1 -3 -3 -11 -1.2 11 0 -0.1 .488 .492 0.2 -0.6 3 73/D
1977 24 SEA AL 159 642 2 -3 -2 -3 -9 -14 -1.3 23 9 0.9 .491 .491 1.1 -1.1 12 $30,000 *3
1978 25 SEA AL 123 478 -23 -0 1 -12 -7 -40 -4.4 17 -23 -2.7 .464 .473 -1.4 -2.0 -11 *3/7D
1979 26 SEA AL 144 571 -1 -2 0 -12 0 -14 -1.3 20 6 0.6 .490 .491 1.8 -1.1 18 573
1980 27 SEA AL 146 570 -3 -0 0 -15 -6 -23 -2.3 19 -4 -0.5 .483 .485 1.0 -2.0 11 $120,000 *7/D53
1981 28 SEA AL 83 266 -8 1 -0 -4 -0 -12 -1.3 9 -2 -0.4 .484 .492 0.0 -0.4 1 57/D38
1982 29 OAK AL 120 409 -14 -1 2 -0 -7 -22 -2.2 14 -8 -0.9 .481 .486 -0.9 -0.8 -7 3D/97
1983 30 OAK AL 69 191 -11 -1 -1 -1 -4 -18 -1.9 7 -11 -1.2 .472 .488 -1.1 -0.5 -10 3D/795
1984 31 OAK AL 20 22 1 -0 -0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /3D
1985 32 OAK AL 14 13 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /D59
12 Seasons 1118 4032 -86 -4 -3 -57 -42 -192 -19.9 142 -50 -6.5 .482 .487 -0.3 -10.2 7 $150,000
SEA (5 yrs) 655 2527 -33 -4 -0 -45 -21 -104 -10.6 89 -14 -2.2 .483 .486 2.5 -6.7 30 $150,000
OAK (4 yrs) 223 635 -27 -2 -0 -1 -11 -42 -4.4 22 -20 -2.3 .480 .489 -2.2 -1.3 -19
DET (3 yrs) 240 870 -25 2 -2 -12 -9 -47 -5.0 31 -15 -2.0 .479 .485 -0.7 -2.2 -4

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
1974 DET AL 21 LF 12 12 11 106.0 29 28 0 1 0 .966 0 6 2.38 2.33 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 DET AL 21 OF 12 12 11 106.0 30 29 0 1 0 .967 0 6 2.46 2.42 .980 2.41 2.40
1975 DET AL 22 LF 74 74 70 634.0 143 132 4 7 0 .951 -9 -17 1.93 1.84 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 DET AL 22 OF 74 74 70 634.0 141 130 4 7 0 .950 -9 -17 1.90 1.81 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 DET AL 22 1B 46 46 45 405.1 483 441 37 5 39 .990 -0 -1 10.61 10.39 .990 9.84 9.81
1976 DET AL 23 LF 47 45 39 398.1 81 76 4 1 1 .988 -4 -14 1.81 1.70 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 DET AL 23 OF 47 45 39 398.1 81 76 4 1 1 .988 -4 -14 1.81 1.70 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 DET AL 23 1B 19 19 19 168.0 179 168 10 1 15 .994 2 12 9.54 9.37 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 DET AL 23 DH 1 0
1977 SEA AL 24 1B 159 153 150 1363.0 1528 1407 109 12 134 .992 -3 -2 10.01 9.53 .990 10.02 9.95
1978 SEA AL 25 1B 121 114 111 1015.2 1196 1104 79 13 119 .989 -12 -14 10.48 9.78 .992 10.05 9.95
1978 SEA AL 25 LF 2 1 1 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 44 2.45 1.50 .973 2.21 2.20
1978 SEA AL 25 OF 2 1 1 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 44 2.45 1.50 .980 2.45 2.45
1978 SEA AL 25 DH 1 0
1979 SEA AL 26 3B 101 97 86 843.0 296 76 201 19 22 .936 -7 -10 2.96 2.74 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 SEA AL 26 LF 31 30 18 245.2 52 49 0 3 0 .942 -5 -25 1.80 1.58 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 SEA AL 26 OF 31 30 18 245.2 52 49 0 3 0 .942 -5 -25 1.80 1.58 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 SEA AL 26 1B 15 5 5 69.0 77 73 4 0 5 1.000 1 10 10.04 5.13 .992 10.08 9.96
1980 SEA AL 27 LF 123 116 97 1011.2 207 189 10 8 2 .961 -14 -17 1.77 1.62 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 SEA AL 27 OF 123 116 97 1011.2 207 189 10 8 2 .961 -14 -17 1.77 1.62 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 SEA AL 27 DH 8 7
1980 SEA AL 27 3B 5 4 2 31.0 17 3 12 2 1 .882 -1 -31 4.35 3.00 .951 3.02 3.00
1980 SEA AL 27 1B 4 2 1 23.2 27 27 0 0 4 1.000 0 5 10.27 6.75 .992 10.04 10.00
1981 SEA AL 28 3B 49 47 32 397.0 128 36 87 5 12 .961 -4 -11 2.79 2.51 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 SEA AL 28 OF 14 13 7 102.1 29 26 1 2 0 .931 -0 -2 2.37 1.93 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 SEA AL 28 LF 13 13 7 101.1 29 26 1 2 0 .931 0 1 2.40 2.08 .979 2.38 2.38
1981 SEA AL 28 DH 4 1
1981 SEA AL 28 1B 3 1 1 14.0 17 17 0 0 3 1.000 0 17 10.93 5.67 .993 10.03 10.03
1981 SEA AL 28 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1982 OAK AL 29 1B 58 49 46 435.1 408 373 31 4 38 .990 0 0 8.35 6.97 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 OAK AL 29 DH 38 35
1982 OAK AL 29 OF 11 5 3 50.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -0 -12 2.68 1.36 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 OAK AL 29 RF 8 4 3 35.0 7 5 1 1 0 .857 -1 -48 1.54 0.75 .981 2.26 2.26
1982 OAK AL 29 LF 4 1 0 15.1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 70 5.28 2.25 .981 2.29 2.28
1983 OAK AL 30 1B 41 35 23 303.1 313 293 16 4 28 .987 -1 -6 9.17 7.54 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 OAK AL 30 DH 12 8
1983 OAK AL 30 OF 11 2 2 34.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 3.15 1.09 .981 2.49 2.48
1983 OAK AL 30 LF 8 2 2 29.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 33 3.38 1.38 .977 2.33 2.30
1983 OAK AL 30 RF 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.23
1983 OAK AL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1984 OAK AL 31 1B 3 1 1 12.0 18 15 2 1 1 .944 0 20 12.75 5.67 .991 9.75 9.67
1984 OAK AL 31 DH 2 0
1985 OAK AL 32 DH 2 0
1985 OAK AL 32 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1985 OAK AL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.40
1985 OAK AL 32 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
10 Seasons 1B 469 425 402 3809.1 4246 3918 288 40 386 .991 -14 -4 9.94 8.97 .991 9.97 9.90
10 Seasons OF 326 298 248 2594.2 572 529 20 23 3 .960 -32 -15 1.90 1.68 .980 2.44 2.44
9 Seasons LF 314 294 245 2552.2 564 523 19 22 3 .961 -30 -14 1.91 1.73 .979 2.27 2.26
5 Seasons 3B 157 148 120 1274.0 441 115 300 26 35 .941 -12 -11 2.93 2.64 .952 3.03 3.00
8 Seasons DH 68 51
3 Seasons RF 12 4 3 41.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 -1 -44 1.54 0.58 .981 2.24 2.25
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
12 Seasons TOT 952 871 770 7678.0 5259 4562 608 89 424 .983 -57 -9 6.06 5.43 .987 6.28 6.21
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Aug 7th AL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
1977 AL  159 (7th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  10 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1977 AL  19 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  18.8 (1st)
1979 AL  15.0 (3rd)
1980 AL  12.6 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1977 AL  1,407 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  159 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  1,407 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  109 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  12 (5th)
1978 AL  13 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  134 (4th)
1978 AL  119 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1979 AL  19 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  123 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  7 (1st)
1980 AL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  1 (5th)
1980 AL  2 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1978 AL  10.48 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  .961 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2251), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (1034th), -6.5 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/-2.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1977 24 Seattle Mariners $30,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1980 27 Seattle Mariners $120,000 ? 3/15/80 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$150,000
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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