Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > M Listing > Rick Miller Statistics and History

 
Rick Miller

Richard Alan Miller (Miller Time)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 19, 1948 in Grand Rapids, MI
High School: Union HS (Grand Rapids, MI)
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1971 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Angels 1971-1985

Final Game: October 4, 1985 (Age 37)
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1346. Jackie Brandt… #1347. Ray Grimes… #1348. Tommy Griffith… #1349. RICK MILLER… #1350. Bill Hinchman… #1351. Tito Fuentes… #1352. Mel Hall… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1971 23 BOS AL 15 42 33 9 11 5 0 1 7 0 2 8 8 .333 .452 .576 1.028 181 19 0 0 0 1 0 /987
1972 24 BOS AL 89 111 98 13 21 4 1 3 15 0 2 11 27 .214 .291 .367 .658 91 36 1 0 1 1 0 87/9
1973 25 BOS AL 143 503 441 65 115 17 7 6 43 12 7 51 59 .261 .339 .372 .711 96 164 6 3 4 4 2 *897/D
1974 26 BOS AL 114 323 280 41 73 8 1 5 22 13 2 37 47 .261 .347 .350 .697 95 98 4 0 6 0 2 87/9
1975 27 BOS AL 77 131 108 21 21 2 1 0 15 3 2 21 20 .194 .326 .231 .557 55 25 3 0 2 0 6 798
1976 28 BOS AL 105 313 269 40 76 15 3 0 27 11 10 34 47 .283 .359 .361 .720 102 97 4 0 7 3 2 879/D
1977 29 BOS AL 86 220 189 34 48 9 3 0 24 11 5 22 30 .254 .341 .333 .674 76 63 2 3 6 0 1 98/D7
1978 30 CAL AL 132 547 475 66 125 25 4 1 37 3 13 54 70 .263 .341 .339 .680 96 161 14 4 10 4 1 *89 GG
1979 31 CAL AL 120 488 427 60 125 15 5 2 28 5 4 50 69 .293 .367 .365 .733 103 156 7 1 9 1 1 *8/D
1980 32 CAL AL 129 470 412 52 113 14 3 2 38 7 3 48 71 .274 .349 .337 .687 92 139 3 1 6 3 4 *89
1981 33 BOS AL 97 351 316 38 92 17 2 2 33 3 5 28 36 .291 .349 .377 .725 105 119 7 1 4 2 1 *8
1982 34 BOS AL 135 456 409 50 104 13 2 4 38 5 6 40 41 .254 .323 .325 .648 75 133 7 2 4 1 2 *8/9
1983 35 BOS AL 104 293 262 41 75 10 2 2 21 3 3 28 30 .286 .356 .363 .719 94 95 6 1 1 1 1 98/73D
1984 36 BOS AL 95 141 123 17 32 5 1 0 12 1 1 17 22 .260 .348 .317 .665 82 39 3 0 0 1 0 89/3
1985 37 BOS AL 41 51 45 5 15 2 0 0 9 1 0 5 6 .333 .392 .378 .770 110 17 1 0 0 1 0 /D798
15 Yrs 1482 4440 3887 552 1046 161 35 28 369 78 65 454 583 .269 .346 .350 .696 93 1361 68 16 60 23 23
162 Game Avg. 162 485 425 60 114 18 4 3 40 9 7 50 64 .269 .346 .350 .696 93 149 7 2 7 3 3
BOS (12 yrs) 1101 2935 2573 374 683 107 23 23 266 63 45 302 373 .265 .343 .352 .695 91 905 44 10 35 15 17
CAL (3 yrs) 381 1505 1314 178 363 54 12 5 103 15 20 152 210 .276 .352 .347 .699 97 456 24 6 25 8 6

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
1971 23 BOS AL 15 42 3 -2 0 1 -0 2 0.3 1 4 0.4 .518 .502 0.3 0.1 3 /987
1972 24 BOS AL 89 111 -1 -0 0 5 -2 2 0.3 4 6 0.7 .504 .502 0.1 0.4 1 87/9
1973 25 BOS AL 143 503 -3 2 0 9 -4 5 0.7 18 23 2.4 .503 .503 1.3 0.7 14 *897/D
1974 26 BOS AL 114 323 -2 3 0 9 -1 9 1.1 12 21 2.2 .509 .506 1.2 0.9 11 87/9
1975 27 BOS AL 77 131 -7 2 -0 12 -2 4 0.5 5 9 0.9 .506 .503 -0.3 1.1 -3 798
1976 28 BOS AL 105 313 -1 -2 1 14 -2 9 1.1 11 20 2.2 .510 .507 0.6 1.4 6 879/D
1977 29 BOS AL 86 220 -3 -0 0 2 -2 -4 -0.3 8 4 0.4 .495 .498 0.2 0.0 2 98/D7
1978 30 CAL AL 132 547 2 -0 -2 2 -2 0 0.1 20 20 2.0 .500 .500 1.8 0.0 18 $133,333 *89 GG
1979 31 CAL AL 120 488 4 -0 1 5 -0 10 1.0 17 27 2.7 .508 .506 2.2 0.5 22 $183,333 *8/D
1980 32 CAL AL 129 470 -6 -0 1 -1 -1 -7 -0.6 16 9 0.9 .495 .496 1.0 -0.1 10 $233,333 *89
1981 33 BOS AL 97 351 2 -1 -0 -7 0 -6 -0.7 12 6 0.5 .493 .496 1.3 -0.8 13 *8
1982 34 BOS AL 135 456 -10 -2 0 -8 0 -20 -2.1 16 -5 -0.6 .484 .487 0.3 -0.9 4 *8/9
1983 35 BOS AL 104 293 2 1 -0 -1 -2 -0 0.1 10 10 1.0 .500 .500 1.1 -0.2 11 98/73D
1984 36 BOS AL 95 141 -3 -1 -0 -2 -0 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .492 .495 -0.0 -0.3 0 89/3
1985 37 BOS AL 41 51 1 -0 -0 0 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $275,000 /D798
15 Seasons 1482 4440 -22 -2 1 40 -19 -2 0.7 156 154 15.6 .500 .500 11.2 2.9 114 $824,999
BOS (12 yrs) 1101 2935 -22 -1 1 34 -16 -5 0.2 103 98 10.1 .500 .500 6.2 2.4 64 $275,000
CAL (3 yrs) 381 1505 1 -1 0 6 -3 3 0.5 53 56 5.5 .501 .500 5.0 0.4 50 $549,999

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
1975 27 BOS AL WS CIN L 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 31 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 16 16 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 18 18 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 16 16 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1971 BOS AL 23 OF 14 10 9 93.0 32 30 1 1 0 .969 1 12 3.00 2.21 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 BOS AL 23 RF 6 6 6 51.0 18 16 1 1 0 .944 0 12 3.00 2.83 .980 2.05 2.03
1971 BOS AL 23 CF 4 1 1 18.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 3.50 1.75 .983 2.75 2.72
1971 BOS AL 23 LF 4 3 2 24.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 2.62 1.75 .981 1.91 1.92
1972 BOS AL 24 OF 75 15 14 285.2 90 80 7 3 0 .967 5 21 2.74 1.16 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 BOS AL 24 CF 47 7 7 157.1 53 51 0 2 0 .962 3 22 2.92 1.09 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 BOS AL 24 LF 23 7 6 109.1 28 22 5 1 0 .964 2 18 2.22 1.17 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 BOS AL 24 RF 5 1 1 19.0 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 1 38 3.32 1.40 .980 2.13 2.10
1973 BOS AL 25 OF 137 116 102 1091.2 312 301 4 7 1 .978 9 10 2.51 2.23 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 BOS AL 25 CF 73 54 53 549.0 175 169 2 4 0 .977 5 10 2.80 2.34 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 BOS AL 25 RF 60 59 46 487.2 132 127 2 3 1 .977 4 11 2.38 2.15 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 BOS AL 25 LF 15 3 3 55.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.15 0.47 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 BOS AL 25 DH 3 0
1974 BOS AL 26 OF 105 74 67 708.1 263 253 7 3 3 .989 9 16 3.30 2.48 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 BOS AL 26 CF 77 73 66 647.0 250 241 6 3 3 .988 8 14 3.44 3.21 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 BOS AL 26 LF 21 0 0 43.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 2.08 0.48 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 BOS AL 26 RF 7 1 1 18.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1 80 3.00 0.86 .977 2.20 2.17
1975 BOS AL 27 OF 65 21 18 286.2 105 101 2 2 1 .981 12 49 3.23 1.58 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 BOS AL 27 LF 26 3 2 72.2 18 16 1 1 0 .944 2 26 2.11 0.65 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 BOS AL 27 RF 25 9 8 123.0 43 42 0 1 0 .977 5 52 3.07 1.68 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 BOS AL 27 CF 15 9 8 91.0 44 43 1 0 1 1.000 5 62 4.35 2.93 .983 2.84 2.83
1976 BOS AL 28 OF 82 64 54 612.0 226 220 4 2 1 .991 14 28 3.29 2.73 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 BOS AL 28 CF 37 33 28 298.2 128 126 2 0 1 1.000 11 45 3.86 3.46 .984 2.98 2.99
1976 BOS AL 28 LF 28 13 13 155.2 45 42 2 1 0 .978 2 17 2.54 1.57 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 BOS AL 28 RF 21 18 13 157.2 51 50 0 1 0 .980 1 8 2.85 2.38 .980 2.21 2.22
1976 BOS AL 28 DH 4 2
1977 BOS AL 29 OF 79 54 49 532.2 124 118 5 1 3 .992 2 5 2.08 1.56 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 BOS AL 29 RF 48 29 29 305.2 67 63 3 1 2 .985 3 11 1.94 1.38 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 BOS AL 29 CF 28 25 20 216.0 58 56 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -3 2.42 2.07 .983 2.83 2.81
1977 BOS AL 29 DH 3 0
1977 BOS AL 29 LF 3 0 0 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -44 0.82 0.33 .980 2.13 2.10
1978 CAL AL 30 OF 129 120 117 1105.2 366 353 9 4 5 .989 2 2 2.95 2.81 .979 2.47 2.45 GG
1978 CAL AL 30 CF 93 86 84 792.2 262 252 7 3 4 .989 -4 -6 2.94 2.78 .984 2.97 2.94 GG
1978 CAL AL 30 RF 36 34 33 313.0 100 97 2 1 1 .990 6 21 2.85 2.75 .978 2.24 2.22 GG
1979 CAL AL 31 CF 117 108 100 952.1 353 346 3 4 1 .989 5 6 3.30 2.98 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 CAL AL 31 OF 117 108 100 952.1 356 349 3 4 1 .989 5 6 3.33 3.01 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 CAL AL 31 DH 2 0
1980 CAL AL 32 OF 118 102 90 923.2 315 299 11 5 3 .984 -1 -1 3.02 2.63 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 CAL AL 32 CF 98 84 73 750.1 266 256 7 3 2 .989 -3 -4 3.15 2.68 .983 2.92 2.91
1980 CAL AL 32 RF 25 18 17 173.1 50 44 4 2 0 .960 2 12 2.49 1.92 .975 2.13 2.12
1981 BOS AL 33 CF 95 89 79 811.1 228 220 5 3 0 .987 -7 -11 2.50 2.37 .988 2.90 2.89
1981 BOS AL 33 OF 95 89 79 811.1 227 219 5 3 0 .987 -7 -11 2.48 2.36 .983 2.48 2.47
1982 BOS AL 34 OF 127 113 103 1035.0 288 277 6 5 2 .983 -8 -10 2.46 2.23 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 BOS AL 34 CF 126 112 102 1022.0 288 277 6 5 2 .983 -8 -10 2.49 2.25 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 BOS AL 34 RF 2 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 2.08 1.50 .980 2.28 2.25
1983 BOS AL 35 OF 66 55 52 524.1 146 141 4 1 1 .993 -0 -1 2.49 2.20 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 BOS AL 35 RF 41 35 33 321.0 85 82 2 1 1 .988 -0 -1 2.36 2.05 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 BOS AL 35 CF 21 15 15 158.1 53 52 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 3.01 2.52 .987 2.93 2.91
1983 BOS AL 35 LF 6 5 4 45.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.20 1.83 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 BOS AL 35 1B 2 2 1 12.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -20 8.25 5.50 .992 9.90 9.80
1983 BOS AL 35 DH 2 1
1984 BOS AL 36 OF 31 12 12 146.0 38 36 1 1 0 .974 -3 -21 2.28 1.19 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 BOS AL 36 CF 21 11 11 121.0 31 29 1 1 0 .968 -2 -24 2.23 1.43 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 BOS AL 36 RF 10 1 1 25.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.80 0.50 .980 2.23 2.21
1984 BOS AL 36 1B 8 4 4 42.2 48 44 4 0 1 1.000 0 3 10.12 6.00 .991 9.77 9.68
1985 BOS AL 37 OF 8 2 2 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.70 1.13 .982 2.43 2.42
1985 BOS AL 37 DH 4 0
1985 BOS AL 37 LF 4 0 0 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 80 4.00 1.00 .978 2.20 2.22
1985 BOS AL 37 RF 3 2 2 20.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.80 1.33 .980 2.16 2.13
1985 BOS AL 37 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
15 Seasons OF 1248 955 868 9138.1 2897 2786 69 42 21 .986 40 5 2.81 2.29 .980 2.43 2.40
15 Seasons CF 853 707 647 6586.0 2196 2125 43 28 15 .987 11 2 2.96 2.54 .985 2.89 2.87
13 Seasons RF 289 214 191 2027.1 571 543 17 11 5 .981 23 13 2.49 1.94 .977 2.15 2.14
9 Seasons LF 130 34 30 525.0 131 119 9 3 0 .977 6 14 2.19 0.98 .978 2.11 2.10
2 Seasons 1B 10 6 5 54.2 59 54 5 0 2 1.000 -0 -2 9.71 5.90 .991 9.80 9.70
15 Seasons TOT 1258 961 873 9193.0 2956 2840 74 42 23 .986 40 5 2.85 2.32 .981 2.47 2.46
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

Gold Gloves
1978 AL (OF)

Triples s c a p y
1973 AL  7 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 AL  13 (7th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  95 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  3 (2nd)
1978 AL  4 (1st)
1980 AL  2 (4th)
Career  15 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  2 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  3 (4th)
1977 AL  3 (3rd)
1978 AL  5 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  5 (3rd)
1974 AL  8 (5th)
1976 AL  11 (3rd)
1979 AL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1979 AL  3.30 (1st)
1980 AL  3.15 (3rd)
Career  2.98 (11th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  2.98 (2nd)
Career  2.54 (87th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  .989 (5th)
Career  .987 (73rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  5 (5th)
1978 AL  6 (2nd)
Career  23 (62nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  12 (5th)
1976 AL  15 (2nd)
Career  40 (90th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1974 AL  3.30 (2nd)
1976 AL  3.29 (2nd)
1979 AL  3.33 (1st)
Career  2.85 (14th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1979 AL  3.01 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1979 AL  .989 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2466), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (188th), 15.6 career WAR/13.4 7yr-peak WAR/14.5 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197830California Angels$133,33312/24/77 TSN3/$550K, including pro-rated $100k bonus
197931California Angels$183,33312/24/77 TSN3/$550K, including pro-rated $100k bonus
198032California Angels$233,33312/24/77 TSN3/$550K, including pro-rated $100k bonus
198537Boston Red Sox$275,0001985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$824,999
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.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     SABR BioProject     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Rick Miller    

Name and misspellings: Miller Richard Alan Rick rickey ricky Time Miller

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.