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Paul Molitor

Paul Leo Molitor (The Ignitor)

Positions: Designated Hitter, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, MN
High Schools: Cretin HS (St. Paul, MN), Cretin-Derham Hall HS (St. Paul, MN)
School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1977 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1978 (Age 21.228)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Twins/BlueJays 1978-1998
Agents: Ron Simon [*]
Final Game: September 27, 1998 (Age 42.036)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2004 (431/506 ballots).
   View Paul Molitor Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Fielding

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
1978 MIL AL 21 2B 91 87 86 784.1 492 197 283 12 57 .976 4 5 5.51 5.27 .980 5.47 5.42 RoY-2
1978 MIL AL 21 SS 31 31 30 271.0 182 54 118 10 17 .945 2 10 5.71 5.55 .964 4.92 4.87 RoY-2
1978 MIL AL 21 DH 2 1 RoY-2
1978 MIL AL 21 3B 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -86 2.57 2.00 .955 2.96 3.00 RoY-2
1979 MIL AL 22 2B 122 121 119 1075.2 717 289 413 15 81 .979 5 6 5.87 5.75 .978 5.50 5.43 MVP-20
1979 MIL AL 22 SS 10 9 9 89.0 48 20 27 1 3 .979 -2 -20 4.75 4.70 .965 5.01 4.95 MVP-20
1979 MIL AL 22 DH 8 8 MVP-20
1980 MIL AL 23 2B 91 90 86 798.1 550 240 294 16 80 .971 -3 -4 6.02 5.87 .981 5.60 5.58 AS
1980 MIL AL 23 SS 12 11 11 99.0 64 19 41 4 10 .938 -1 -12 5.45 5.00 .963 4.99 4.98 AS
1980 MIL AL 23 DH 7 7 AS
1980 MIL AL 23 3B 1 1 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 2.00 .950 3.00 3.00 AS
1981 MIL AL 24 OF 46 47 45 421.2 126 119 4 3 1 .976 -1 -2 2.63 2.67 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 MIL AL 24 CF 43 43 41 385.2 119 113 4 2 1 .983 -2 -5 2.73 2.72 .988 2.90 2.89
1981 MIL AL 24 DH 15 15
1981 MIL AL 24 RF 4 4 4 36.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1 27 2.00 2.00 .980 2.15 2.15
1982 MIL AL 25 3B 150 150 145 1338.1 497 128 340 29 48 .942 -1 -1 3.15 3.12 .954 3.07 3.05 MVP-12
1982 MIL AL 25 DH 6 6 MVP-12
1982 MIL AL 25 SS 4 3 3 27.0 19 6 10 3 0 .842 -2 -98 5.33 4.00 .965 4.87 4.85 MVP-12
1983 MIL AL 26 3B 146 145 144 1297.1 464 105 343 16 37 .966 8 7 3.11 3.07 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 MIL AL 26 DH 2 0
1984 MIL AL 27 3B 7 7 7 63.0 30 7 21 2 3 .933 1 23 4.00 4.00 .950 2.74 2.73
1984 MIL AL 27 DH 4 3
1985 MIL AL 28 3B 135 133 129 1168.0 408 126 263 19 30 .953 3 3 3.00 2.88 .953 2.85 2.82 AS
1985 MIL AL 28 DH 4 4 AS
1986 MIL AL 29 3B 91 91 89 804.0 267 82 170 15 25 .944 0 0 2.82 2.77 .948 2.74 2.71
1986 MIL AL 29 DH 10 10
1986 MIL AL 29 LF 4 4 3 34.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 1.32 1.25 .976 2.25 2.22
1986 MIL AL 29 OF 4 4 3 34.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 1.32 1.25 .980 2.38 2.38
1987 MIL AL 30 DH 58 58 MVP-5,SS
1987 MIL AL 30 3B 41 40 30 329.0 94 25 64 5 8 .947 -4 -16 2.43 2.17 .952 2.77 2.74 MVP-5,SS
1987 MIL AL 30 2B 19 18 16 165.0 84 35 49 0 16 1.000 4 31 4.58 4.42 .980 5.12 5.06 MVP-5,SS
1988 MIL AL 31 3B 105 104 88 896.0 290 86 187 17 15 .941 1 2 2.74 2.60 .954 2.71 2.69 AS,MVP-8,SS
1988 MIL AL 31 DH 49 49 AS,MVP-8,SS
1988 MIL AL 31 2B 1 1 0 8.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .980 5.18 5.10 AS,MVP-8,SS
1989 MIL AL 32 3B 112 112 98 968.1 338 78 243 17 18 .950 1 2 2.98 2.87 .943 2.73 2.70
1989 MIL AL 32 DH 28 28
1989 MIL AL 32 2B 16 15 12 123.0 73 28 44 1 9 .986 1 7 5.27 4.50 .981 5.24 5.18
1990 MIL AL 33 2B 60 60 49 503.1 330 136 190 4 36 .988 -1 -3 5.83 5.43 .984 5.23 5.18
1990 MIL AL 33 1B 37 36 32 311.0 355 325 25 5 28 .986 -1 -4 10.13 9.46 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 MIL AL 33 DH 4 4
1990 MIL AL 33 3B 2 2 2 18.0 10 2 7 1 1 .900 0 33 4.50 4.50 .944 2.75 2.75
1991 MIL AL 34 DH 112 112 AS,MVP-11
1991 MIL AL 34 1B 46 46 40 406.2 427 389 32 6 52 .986 0 1 9.32 9.15 .992 9.75 9.74 AS,MVP-11
1992 MIL AL 35 DH 108 108 AS,MVP-10
1992 MIL AL 35 1B 48 48 44 425.2 489 461 26 2 44 .996 -1 -3 10.30 10.15 .993 9.68 9.64 AS,MVP-10
1993 TOR AL 36 DH 137 137 AS,MVP-2,SS
1993 TOR AL 36 1B 23 23 22 206.0 195 178 14 3 16 .985 -1 -6 8.39 8.35 .993 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-2,SS
1994 TOR AL 37 DH 110 110 AS,MVP-18
1994 TOR AL 37 1B 5 5 5 44.0 50 47 3 0 6 1.000 -1 -35 10.23 10.00 .992 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-18
1995 TOR AL 38 DH 129 129
1996 MIN AL 39 DH 143 143 MVP-13,SS
1996 MIN AL 39 1B 17 17 16 145.2 152 138 13 1 13 .993 0 0 9.33 8.88 .992 9.24 9.18 MVP-13,SS
1997 MIN AL 40 DH 122 121
1997 MIN AL 40 1B 12 12 9 97.1 107 99 7 1 6 .991 0 1 9.80 8.83 .992 9.31 9.23
1998 MIN AL 41 DH 115 115
1998 MIN AL 41 1B 9 9 8 74.0 86 79 7 0 4 1.000 -2 -31 10.46 9.56 .992 9.43 9.33
21 Seasons DH 1173 1168
11 Seasons 3B 791 786 733 6898.0 2402 642 1639 121 185 .950 9 2 2.98 2.88 .952 2.88 2.85
7 Seasons 2B 400 392 368 3457.2 2248 926 1274 48 279 .979 10 3 5.73 5.50 .980 5.45 5.40
8 Seasons 1B 197 196 176 1710.1 1861 1716 127 18 169 .990 -6 -4 9.70 9.36 .992 9.60 9.54
4 Seasons SS 57 54 53 486.0 313 99 196 18 30 .942 -2 -6 5.46 5.18 .964 4.95 4.91
2 Seasons OF 50 51 48 455.2 131 123 5 3 1 .977 -2 -6 2.53 2.56 .983 2.47 2.46
1 Season CF 43 43 41 385.2 119 113 4 2 1 .983 -2 -5 2.73 2.72 .988 2.90 2.89
1 Season LF 4 4 3 34.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 1.32 1.25 .976 2.25 2.22
1 Season RF 4 4 4 36.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1 27 2.00 2.00 .980 2.15 2.15
21 Seasons TOT 1495 1479 1378 13007.2 6955 3506 3241 208 664 .970 8 1 4.67 4.51 .973 4.51 4.48
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1978 MIL AL 21 2B 4 5 4 -1 4 0
1978 MIL AL 21 SS 2 10 3 4 -0 -1
1978 MIL AL 21 3B -0 -86 -0 0 -0 0
1979 MIL AL 22 2B 5 6 5 -0 5 0
1979 MIL AL 22 SS -2 -20 -2 -2 0 0
1980 MIL AL 23 2B -3 -4 -4 -7 3 1
1980 MIL AL 23 SS -1 -12 -2 -0 -2 1
1980 MIL AL 23 3B -0 -13 -0 -0 0 0
1981 MIL AL 24 CF -2 -5 -1 -1 0 -1
1981 MIL AL 24 RF 1 27 -0 -0 0 1
1982 MIL AL 25 3B -1 -1 -3 2 -5 2
1982 MIL AL 25 SS -2 -98 -2 -1 -1 0
1983 MIL AL 26 3B 8 7 6 9 -3 2
1984 MIL AL 27 3B 1 23 1 -0 2 0
1985 MIL AL 28 3B 3 3 1 -3 4 2
1986 MIL AL 29 3B 0 0 -1 -3 2 1
1986 MIL AL 29 LF -1 -49 -1 -0 -1 0
1987 MIL AL 30 3B -4 -16 -4 -3 -2 0
1987 MIL AL 30 2B 4 31 3 1 2 1
1988 MIL AL 31 3B 1 2 1 -0 2 0
1988 MIL AL 31 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 3B 1 2 1 -2 4 0
1989 MIL AL 32 2B 1 7 2 1 0 -1
1990 MIL AL 33 2B -1 -3 1 2 -1 -2
1990 MIL AL 33 1B -1 -4 -1 -0 -1 0
1990 MIL AL 33 3B 0 33 0 0 0 0
1991 MIL AL 34 1B 0 1 0 1 -0 0
1992 MIL AL 35 1B -1 -3 -1 1 -2 0
1993 TOR AL 36 1B -1 -6 -1 -3 2 0
1994 TOR AL 37 1B -1 -35 -1 -1 0 0
1996 MIN AL 39 1B 0 0 0 1 -1 0
1997 MIN AL 40 1B 0 1 0 1 -1 0
1998 MIN AL 41 1B -2 -31 -2 0 -2 0
11 Seasons 3B 9 2 2 -1 2 7
7 Seasons 2B 10 3 11 -4 15 -1
8 Seasons 1B -6 -4 -6 -1 -6 0
4 Seasons SS -2 -6 -2 1 -3 0
1 Season CF -2 -5 -1 -1 0 -1
1 Season LF -1 -49 -1 -0 -1 0
1 Season RF 1 27 -0 -0 0 1
21 Seasons TOT 8 1 2 -6 8 6 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 MIL AL 21 125 120 125 123 0 0 0 91 1 31 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
1979 MIL AL 22 140 138 140 131 0 0 0 122 0 10 0 0 0 0 8 2 0
1980 MIL AL 23 111 109 111 103 0 0 0 91 1 12 0 0 0 0 7 2 0
1981 MIL AL 24 64 63 64 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 4 47 15 1 0
1982 MIL AL 25 160 159 160 154 0 0 0 0 151 4 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
1983 MIL AL 26 152 147 152 146 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
1984 MIL AL 27 13 10 13 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1
1985 MIL AL 28 140 137 140 135 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0
1986 MIL AL 29 105 105 105 95 0 0 0 0 91 0 4 0 0 4 10 0 0
1987 MIL AL 30 118 116 118 60 0 0 0 19 41 0 0 0 0 0 58 2 0
1988 MIL AL 31 154 154 154 105 0 0 0 1 105 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 155 155 155 127 0 0 0 16 112 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0
1990 MIL AL 33 103 102 103 98 0 0 37 60 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
1991 MIL AL 34 158 158 158 46 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 0
1992 MIL AL 35 158 156 158 48 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 2 0
1993 TOR AL 36 160 160 160 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0
1994 TOR AL 37 115 115 115 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0
1995 TOR AL 38 130 129 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 1 0
1996 MIN AL 39 161 160 161 17 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 1 0
1997 MIN AL 40 135 133 135 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 2 0
1998 MIN AL 41 126 124 126 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 2 0
21 Seasons 2683 2650 2683 1491 0 0 197 400 792 57 4 43 4 51 1173 28 4
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1978 MIL AL 21 30 67% 77% 13% 2 100% 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MIL AL 23 44 34% 86% 20% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MIL AL 25 5700 63% 84% 27% 477 91% 1 129 100 11 18 340 257 69 1 7 29 1 25 3 23 47 34 3 40 6 5 1 18 67%
1983 MIL AL 26 5544 62% 84% 27% 457 91% 2 107 84 12 11 335 260 67 2 6 17 0 15 2 12 35 26 3 30 4 3 1 9 33%
1984 MIL AL 27 246 58% 87% 36% 29 93% 0 7 6 0 1 21 15 6 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1985 MIL AL 28 5025 56% 83% 26% 376 95% 4 123 94 10 19 268 203 54 3 7 19 0 15 4 14 31 24 3 28 1 1 0 13 92%
1986 MIL AL 29 3429 61% 80% 28% 249 91% 6 83 57 10 16 168 127 34 1 4 15 0 14 1 13 24 16 1 19 4 3 1 12 75%
1987 MIL AL 30 1449 64% 81% 27% 91 88% 2 25 17 3 5 62 47 13 1 1 5 0 5 0 5 8 5 1 7 0 0 0 1 100%
1988 MIL AL 31 3723 55% 83% 34% 284 90% 0 83 69 4 11 190 148 34 0 4 17 0 9 8 14 15 12 0 13 2 0 1 9 56%
1989 MIL AL 32 4123 59% 82% 35% 336 87% 3 75 54 9 13 241 193 40 2 2 18 0 13 5 15 19 15 1 17 0 0 0 11 36%
1990 MIL AL 33 75 61% 89% 27% 12 75% 0 2 2 0 0 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 50%
11 Seasons 29388 60% 83% 29% 2316 91% 18 637 486 59 94 1633 1257 318 10 32 123 1 99 23 99 183 136 12 158 17 12 4 77 64%
MLB Averages 59% 80% 30% 88% 69%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1978 MIL AL 21 3271 59% 87% 31% 325 94% 1 195 66 102 27 284 242 37 0 3 12 1 8 3 8 57 21 16 14 3 55 17 37 0 0 0
1979 MIL AL 22 4559 60% 88% 29% 498 94% 1 292 114 142 36 414 360 47 1 4 15 0 13 2 12 81 38 15 18 6 78 24 53 3 3 0
1980 MIL AL 23 3334 58% 86% 31% 345 92% 1 233 84 129 21 298 259 35 0 4 16 1 11 4 9 80 31 23 14 3 77 17 59 2 1 1
1987 MIL AL 30 681 63% 76% 25% 58 97% 0 33 14 16 3 51 42 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 4 7 0 15 7 8 1 0 1
1988 MIL AL 31 36 72% 72% 28% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 512 65% 84% 36% 47 94% 0 27 6 14 7 44 33 8 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 9 3 1 4 0 8 4 4 1 1 0
1990 MIL AL 33 2237 62% 83% 34% 232 92% 2 131 49 66 18 188 154 30 1 0 4 2 1 1 2 35 14 4 15 0 33 15 18 2 1 0
7 Seasons 14630 60% 86% 31% 1507 93% 5 912 334 469 112 1280 1091 166 2 15 48 4 34 10 32 278 111 63 72 12 266 84 179 9 6 2
MLB Averages 59% 80% 30% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1990 MIL AL 33 1325 58% 85% 35% 85 93% 0 326 28 297 2 30 24 17 2 1 3 5 1 4 0 4 28 0 0 0 23 1 5 1 3 6 83%
1991 MIL AL 34 1739 52% 81% 33% 105 89% 0 388 25 359 4 38 33 25 5 0 0 6 0 4 2 4 52 0 0 0 48 0 4 2 2 2 50%
1992 MIL AL 35 1734 58% 83% 34% 109 91% 0 461 31 423 9 44 26 20 4 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 43 1 0 0 39 1 4 2 2 2 100%
1993 TOR AL 36 914 56% 76% 30% 58 95% 1 178 16 156 5 25 14 6 6 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 16 0 1 0 16 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1994 TOR AL 37 178 57% 82% 33% 10 100% 0 47 4 42 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0
1996 MIN AL 39 667 61% 77% 29% 40 90% 0 138 15 122 1 9 13 8 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 13 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 2 1 100%
1997 MIN AL 40 424 58% 82% 36% 26 88% 0 99 4 94 1 13 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1998 MIN AL 41 328 52% 83% 37% 14 79% 0 78 2 70 6 3 7 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 100%
8 Seasons 7309 56% 81% 33% 447 91% 1 1715 125 1563 29 165 128 89 23 2 9 18 3 13 2 11 168 1 1 1 149 4 19 5 13 16 88%
MLB Averages 59% 80% 30% 93% 87%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1978 MIL AL 21 1139 65% 86% 33% 151 91% 1 57 27 26 4 117 97 16 1 0 10 0 6 4 6 17 8 1 5 0 0 14 9 5 3 3 0
1979 MIL AL 22 380 56% 90% 31% 32 97% 0 19 9 8 2 24 19 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1980 MIL AL 23 429 54% 88% 27% 46 85% 0 20 8 12 0 39 34 3 0 1 4 0 4 0 4 10 1 1 6 0 1 9 2 7 1 1 0
1982 MIL AL 25 133 55% 82% 26% 14 86% 0 5 3 2 0 9 7 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2081 60% 87% 31% 243 91% 1 101 47 48 6 189 157 25 1 2 18 0 13 5 13 30 9 2 12 1 1 25 11 14 4 4 0
MLB Averages 59% 80% 30% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1981 MIL AL 24 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 0 21 13 0 12 2 0 4 1 0 10 0 0 11 7 0 58 23 39.7% 35 0 0.0% 4 1599 61% 84% 25% 207 56%
1 Season 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 0 21 13 0 12 2 0 4 1 0 10 0 0 11 7 0 58 23 39.7% 35 0 0.0% 4 1599 61% 84% 25% 207 56%
MLB Averages 43.0% 2.1% 59% 80% 34% 59%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1981 MIL AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 5 83.3% 1 0 0.0% 0 152 55% 81% 28% 20 40%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 5 83.3% 1 0 0.0% 0 152 55% 81% 28% 20 40%
MLB Averages 42.5% 2.8% 59% 80% 34% 55%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1986 MIL AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 33.3% 1 1 33.3% 0 145 70% 76% 31% 7 71%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 33.3% 1 1 33.3% 0 145 70% 76% 31% 7 71%
MLB Averages 60.4% 2.8% 59% 80% 34% 51%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2004 BBWAA (85.2%)
Selected to HOF in 2004 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (20, 2%)
1982 AL (12, 7%)
1987 AL (5, 32%)
1988 AL (8, 13%)
1991 AL (11, 13%)
1992 AL (10, 16%)
1993 AL (2, 53%)
1994 AL (18, 2%)
1996 AL (13, 5%)
1.43 Career Shares (157th)

Silver Sluggers
1987 AL (DH)
1988 AL (DH)
1993 AL (DH)
1996 AL (DH)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1989 September AL Player of the Month
1993 May AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1982 Sep 19th AL Player of the Week
1987 Aug 16th AL Player of the Week
1987 Aug 23rd AL Player of the Week
1992 Aug 30th AL Player of the Week
1994 Jul 24th AL Player of the Week

Errors Committeds c a p y
1982 AL  32 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  413 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  15 (3rd)
1980 AL  16 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  150 (3rd)
1983 AL  146 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  128 (2nd)
1983 AL  105 (4th)
1985 AL  126 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  340 (3rd)
1983 AL  343 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  29 (1st)
1985 AL  19 (3rd)
1988 AL  17 (5th)
1989 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  48 (1st)
1983 AL  37 (3rd)
1985 AL  30 (3rd)
1986 AL  25 (4th)
Career  185 (81st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1979 AL  5.87 (3rd)
1980 AL  6.02 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  5.27 (5th)
1979 AL  5.75 (2nd)
1980 AL  5.87 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1985 AL  3.00 (3rd)
1986 AL  2.82 (5th)
1988 AL  2.74 (4th)
1989 AL  2.98 (4th)
Career  2.98 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1982 AL  3.12 (3rd)
1983 AL  3.07 (5th)
1985 AL  2.88 (5th)
1986 AL  2.77 (2nd)
1988 AL  2.60 (5th)
1989 AL  2.87 (3rd)

Salary s c a p y
1989 AL  $2,100,000 (10th)
1990 AL  $2,600,000 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1995 AL  born 1956-08-22 (9th)
1996 AL  born 1956-08-22 (4th)
1997 AL  born 1956-08-22 (4th)
1998 AL  born 1956-08-22 (2nd)

             

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Name and misspellings: The Paul poison Paul Ignitor Leo moliter molitar moiltor Molitor

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.

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