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Joe Nolan

Joseph William Nolan

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 12, 1951 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Southwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1972 (Age 21.132)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Orioles/Reds/Mets 1972-1985

Final Game: June 25, 1985 (Age 34.044)
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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
1972 21 NYM NL 4 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .000 .091 -72 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1975 24 ATL NL 4 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 82 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1977 26 ATL NL 62 96 82 13 23 3 0 3 9 1 0 13 12 .280 .375 .427 .802 105 35 2 0 0 1 1 2
1978 27 ATL NL 95 249 213 22 49 7 3 4 22 3 2 34 28 .230 .339 .347 .686 84 74 3 1 1 0 5 2
1979 28 ATL NL 89 261 230 28 57 9 3 4 21 1 3 27 28 .248 .333 .365 .699 86 84 5 3 0 1 3 2
1980 29 TOT NL 70 200 176 16 54 8 0 3 26 0 0 15 12 .307 .350 .403 .754 109 71 4 0 3 6 0 2
1980 29 ATL NL 17 24 22 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .273 .333 .318 .652 81 7 1 0 0 0 0 /2
1980 29 CIN NL 53 176 154 14 48 7 0 3 24 0 0 13 8 .312 .353 .416 .768 114 64 3 0 3 6 0 2
1981 30 CIN NL 81 264 236 25 73 18 1 1 26 1 2 24 19 .309 .371 .407 .778 120 96 7 1 0 3 6 *2
1982 31 BAL AL 77 242 219 24 51 7 1 6 35 1 1 16 35 .233 .278 .356 .634 73 78 5 0 1 6 1 2
1983 32 BAL AL 73 202 184 25 51 11 1 5 24 0 0 16 31 .277 .342 .429 .771 113 79 5 2 0 0 1 2
1984 33 BAL AL 35 75 62 2 18 1 1 1 9 0 0 12 10 .290 .400 .387 .787 123 24 0 0 0 1 4 D/2
1985 34 BAL AL 31 44 38 1 5 2 0 0 6 0 0 5 5 .132 .227 .184 .411 16 7 1 0 0 1 1 /2D
11 Yrs 621 1649 1454 156 382 66 10 27 178 7 8 164 183 .263 .336 .378 .714 95 549 32 7 5 19 22
162 Game Avg. 162 430 379 41 100 17 3 7 46 2 2 43 48 .263 .336 .378 .714 95 143 8 2 1 5 6
ATL (5 yrs) 267 635 551 65 136 20 6 11 54 5 5 77 72 .247 .342 .365 .707 88 201 11 4 1 2 9
BAL (4 yrs) 216 563 503 52 125 21 3 12 74 1 1 49 81 .249 .313 .374 .687 90 188 11 2 1 8 7
CIN (2 yrs) 134 440 390 39 121 25 1 4 50 1 2 37 27 .310 .364 .410 .774 117 160 10 1 3 9 6
NYM (1 yr) 4 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .000 .091 -72 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 405 1086 951 104 257 45 7 15 104 6 7 115 102 .270 .348 .380 .728 98 361 21 5 4 11 15
AL (4 yrs) 216 563 503 52 125 21 3 12 74 1 1 49 81 .249 .313 .374 .687 90 188 11 2 1 8 7

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
1972 21 NYM NL 4 11 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .414 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /2
1975 24 ATL NL 4 5 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1977 26 ATL NL 62 96 2 0 0 -4 1 -0 -0.1 3 3 0.2 .499 .500 0.6 -0.3 7 2
1978 27 ATL NL 95 249 -4 0 0 -13 4 -13 -1.5 8 -5 -0.7 .484 .491 0.7 -1.0 8 2
1979 28 ATL NL 89 261 -3 -2 0 -10 4 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.3 .486 .493 0.7 -0.6 7 2
1980 29 ATL NL 17 24 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1980 29 CIN NL 53 176 3 -1 0 -4 3 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .502 .501 1.1 -0.2 11 2
1981 30 CIN NL 81 264 3 -1 -0 -6 4 1 0.1 9 10 1.0 .501 .501 1.6 -0.2 16 *2
1982 31 BAL AL 77 242 -9 1 0 -2 4 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .491 .495 0.3 0.2 3 2
1983 32 BAL AL 73 202 4 -1 0 -5 3 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .502 .501 1.4 -0.2 14 2
1984 33 BAL AL 35 75 1 -0 0 1 -1 1 0.2 3 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.1 3 D/2
1985 34 BAL AL 31 44 -4 0 -0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 2 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $341,667 /2D
11 Seasons 621 1649 -12 -4 2 -45 23 -36 -3.8 55 20 1.6 .494 .497 6.3 -2.4 65 $341,667
ATL (5 yrs) 267 635 -7 -1 1 -27 9 -25 -2.8 20 -5 -0.7 .490 .494 2.1 -2.0 22
BAL (4 yrs) 216 563 -9 -0 1 -7 7 -9 -0.9 19 10 0.9 .496 .498 1.7 0.0 17 $341,667
CIN (2 yrs) 134 440 7 -2 -0 -10 7 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .501 .501 2.8 -0.3 27
NYM (1 yr) 4 11 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .414 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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
1983 32 BAL AL ALCS CHW W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 ❍ 32 BAL AL WS PHI W 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 ALCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 WS 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 NYM NL 21 C 3 2 2 22.0 16 12 3 1 0 .938 -1 -55 6.14 5.00 .987 6.63 6.63 2 1 1 1 50% 37% 0
1975 ATL NL 24 C 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.00 2.00 .985 6.00 6.00 0 0 0 0 0
1977 ATL NL 26 C 19 13 9 120.1 87 80 7 0 2 1.000 -4 -40 6.51 4.58 .985 6.48 6.49 4 7 20 4 17% 35% 0
1978 ATL NL 27 C 61 53 44 470.0 326 295 24 7 3 .979 -13 -33 6.11 5.23 .985 6.17 6.12 14 24 55 9 14% 32% 1
1979 ATL NL 28 C 74 58 51 533.0 361 328 27 6 2 .983 -10 -23 5.99 4.80 .985 6.13 6.11 6 15 75 17 18% 34% 0
1980 TOT NL 29 C 57 45 40 412.0 302 271 26 5 7 .983 -4 -12 6.49 5.21 .983 6.09 6.10 2 9 69 20 22% 31% 1
1980 ATL NL 29 C 6 3 3 30.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 6.90 3.83 .983 6.09 6.10 0 1 5 2 29% 31% 0
1980 CIN NL 29 C 51 42 37 382.0 279 251 23 5 6 .982 -4 -13 6.46 5.37 .983 6.09 6.10 2 8 64 18 22% 31% 1
1981 CIN NL 30 C 81 62 47 562.0 413 393 18 2 2 .995 -6 -13 6.58 5.07 .983 5.93 5.95 2 18 68 12 15% 33% 0
1982 BAL AL 31 C 72 62 38 515.1 321 292 22 7 2 .978 -2 -5 5.48 4.36 .988 5.69 5.66 2 13 51 24 32% 36% 0
1983 BAL AL 32 C 65 52 31 426.0 244 223 16 5 2 .980 -5 -14 5.05 3.68 .986 5.70 5.66 3 12 35 9 20% 33% 0
1984 BAL AL 33 DH 11 10
1984 BAL AL 33 C 6 5 4 43.0 26 22 3 1 0 .962 1 28 5.23 4.17 .987 5.97 5.92 1 1 3 5 63% 36% 0
1985 BAL AL 34 C 5 4 2 32.1 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 6.68 4.80 .987 6.04 6.00 0 2 4 0 0% 33% 0
1985 BAL AL 34 DH 4 1
11 Seasons C 444 356 268 3139.0 2122 1940 148 34 20 .984 -45 -17 5.99 4.70 .985 5.98 5.96 36 102 381 101 21% 33% 2
2 Seasons DH 15 11
11 Seasons TOT 444 356 268 3139.0 2122 1940 148 34 20 .984 -45 -17 5.99 4.70 .985 5.98 5.96 36 102 381 101 21% 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

Passed Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  14 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1979 NL  75 (4th)
1981 NL  68 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1981 NL  6.58 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1981 NL  .995 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (426th), 1.6 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1985 34 Baltimore Orioles $341,667 ? 1985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$341,667
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.

Name Translations

Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections
Japanese: ジョー・ノーラン 統計

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