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Greg Norton

Gregory Blakemoor Norton

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 6, 1972 in San Leandro, CA
High School: Bishop O'Dowd HS (Oakland, CA)
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1996 (Age 24.043)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rockies/WhiteSox/Braves/DevilRays/Tigers/... 1996-2009
Agents: Michael Moye, previously: Randy Hendricks, Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: October 4, 2009 (Age 37.090)
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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
1996 23 CHW AL 11 27 23 4 5 0 0 2 3 0 1 4 6 .217 .333 .478 .812 107 11 0 0 0 0 0 /65D
1997 24 CHW AL 18 37 34 5 9 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 8 .265 .306 .441 .747 96 15 0 0 1 0 0 5/D
1998 25 CHW AL 105 330 299 38 71 17 2 9 36 3 3 26 77 .237 .301 .398 .699 83 119 11 2 1 2 1 35/D4
1999 26 CHW AL 132 510 436 62 111 26 0 16 50 4 4 69 93 .255 .358 .424 .782 98 185 11 2 1 2 3 *53/D
2000 27 CHW AL 71 231 201 25 49 6 1 6 28 1 0 26 47 .244 .333 .373 .706 78 75 2 2 0 2 0 53/D
2001 28 COL NL 117 246 225 30 60 13 2 13 40 1 0 19 65 .267 .321 .516 .837 95 116 6 0 0 2 2 573/9D
2002 29 COL NL 113 195 168 19 37 8 1 7 37 2 3 24 52 .220 .314 .405 .719 78 68 4 0 1 2 0 53/7D
2003 30 COL NL 114 197 179 19 47 15 0 6 31 2 1 16 47 .263 .325 .447 .772 88 80 4 1 0 1 0 5/39
2004 31 DET AL 41 99 86 9 15 1 0 2 2 0 0 12 21 .174 .276 .256 .531 44 22 3 0 1 0 1 5/3D7
2006 33 TBD AL 98 335 294 47 87 15 0 17 45 1 5 35 69 .296 .374 .520 .895 130 153 2 3 1 2 2 D93/7
2007 34 TBD AL 75 240 202 25 49 9 0 4 23 1 1 37 55 .243 .358 .347 .705 89 70 1 0 0 1 3 D/937
2008 35 TOT MLB 117 220 187 29 49 12 0 7 35 0 0 33 44 .262 .373 .439 .811 115 82 7 0 0 0 4 73/D9
2008 35 SEA AL 6 18 16 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 4 .438 .500 .563 1.063 187 9 0 0 0 0 0 /D39
2008 35 ATL NL 111 202 171 27 42 10 0 7 31 0 0 31 40 .246 .361 .427 .788 108 73 7 0 0 0 4 73/D9
2009 36 ATL NL 95 97 76 3 11 2 0 0 7 0 0 20 20 .145 .330 .171 .501 38 13 1 1 0 0 0 /3
13 Yrs 1107 2764 2410 315 600 126 8 89 338 15 18 323 604 .249 .339 .419 .757 93 1009 52 11 6 14 16
162 Game Avg. 162 404 353 46 88 18 1 13 49 2 3 47 88 .249 .339 .419 .757 93 148 8 2 1 2 2
CHW (5 yrs) 337 1135 993 134 245 51 5 33 118 8 8 127 231 .247 .334 .408 .742 90 405 24 6 3 6 4
COL (3 yrs) 344 638 572 68 144 36 3 26 108 5 4 59 164 .252 .320 .462 .782 88 264 14 1 1 5 2
TBD (2 yrs) 173 575 496 72 136 24 0 21 68 2 6 72 124 .274 .368 .450 .817 114 223 3 3 1 3 5
ATL (2 yrs) 206 299 247 30 53 12 0 7 38 0 0 51 60 .215 .351 .348 .699 87 86 8 1 0 0 4
SEA (1 yr) 6 18 16 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 4 .438 .500 .563 1.063 187 9 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 41 99 86 9 15 1 0 2 2 0 0 12 21 .174 .276 .256 .531 44 22 3 0 1 0 1
AL (9 yrs) 557 1827 1591 217 403 78 5 56 192 10 14 213 380 .253 .343 .414 .757 96 659 30 9 5 9 10
NL (5 yrs) 550 937 819 98 197 48 3 33 146 5 4 110 224 .241 .330 .427 .757 88 350 22 2 1 5 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
1996 23 CHW AL 11 27 0 -0 0 -2 0 -2 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 /65D
1997 24 CHW AL 18 37 0 1 0 -2 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 $155,000 5/D
1998 25 CHW AL 105 330 -10 -2 -2 -3 -4 -21 -2.0 12 -9 -0.9 .480 .487 -0.6 -0.7 -6 $180,000 35/D4
1999 26 CHW AL 132 510 0 -2 -1 -22 0 -25 -2.2 19 -6 -0.4 .483 .486 1.6 -2.0 16 $255,000 *53/D
2000 27 CHW AL 71 231 -8 0 -0 -6 -0 -14 -1.2 9 -5 -0.4 .482 .492 0.1 -0.6 1 $285,000 53/D
2001 28 COL NL 117 246 -3 -1 0 -5 -1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .491 .494 0.2 -0.7 3 $450,000 573/9D
2002 29 COL NL 113 195 -6 -1 0 -3 -0 -11 -1.1 6 -4 -0.6 .490 .493 -0.2 -0.4 -1 $525,000 53/7D
2003 30 COL NL 114 197 -3 1 -0 1 0 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .499 0.4 0.1 4 $600,000 5/39
2004 31 DET AL 41 99 -8 0 -1 -6 -1 -15 -1.4 4 -11 -1.0 .465 .491 -0.5 -0.6 -5 $600,000 5/3D7
2006 33 TBD AL 98 335 12 -1 -0 -9 -6 -4 -0.3 13 9 0.9 .496 .498 1.8 -1.4 18 D93/7
2007 34 TBD AL 75 240 -4 -1 1 -1 -6 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.2 .486 .494 -0.1 -0.6 -0 $800,000 D/937
2008 35 SEA AL 6 18 2 -0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .529 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /D39
2008 35 ATL NL 111 202 3 -0 -1 -6 -2 -6 -0.6 6 0 -0.1 .495 .496 0.6 -0.9 7 73/D9
2009 36 ATL NL 95 97 -6 1 -0 0 0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .494 .497 -0.3 0.0 -2 $800,000 /3
13 Seasons 1107 2764 -29 -5 -3 -64 -20 -122 -11.6 98 -24 -2.4 .489 .494 3.7 -8.1 40 $4,650,000
CHW (5 yrs) 337 1135 -17 -3 -3 -35 -4 -62 -5.6 43 -19 -1.7 .483 .489 1.5 -3.5 15 $875,000
COL (3 yrs) 344 638 -12 -1 0 -7 -1 -22 -2.3 20 -2 -0.4 .494 .495 0.4 -1.0 6 $1,575,000
TBD (2 yrs) 173 575 9 -2 1 -10 -11 -14 -1.3 22 8 0.8 .492 .496 1.7 -2.0 18 $800,000
ATL (2 yrs) 206 299 -3 0 -1 -6 -2 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.3 .495 .497 0.3 -0.9 4 $800,000
SEA (1 yr) 6 18 2 -0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .529 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
DET (1 yr) 41 99 -8 0 -1 -6 -1 -15 -1.4 4 -11 -1.0 .465 .491 -0.5 -0.6 -5 $600,000

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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1996 CHW AL 23 SS 6 3 1 25.2 9 4 3 2 0 .778 -2 -75 2.45 1.17 .971 4.66 4.63
1996 CHW AL 23 3B 2 2 2 18.2 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 2.89 3.00 .957 2.56 2.55
1996 CHW AL 23 DH 1 0
1997 CHW AL 24 3B 11 6 5 67.0 22 4 15 3 0 .864 -2 -30 2.55 1.73 .953 2.67 2.65
1997 CHW AL 24 DH 2 0
1998 CHW AL 25 1B 79 67 65 630.1 676 642 30 4 57 .994 -1 -1 9.59 8.51 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 CHW AL 25 3B 11 5 2 45.0 24 12 10 2 0 .917 -2 -61 4.40 2.00 .948 2.54 2.52
1998 CHW AL 25 DH 2 0
1998 CHW AL 25 2B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 18.00 2.00 .980 4.50 4.80
1999 CHW AL 26 3B 120 113 90 982.2 319 93 201 25 17 .922 -19 -24 2.69 2.45 .950 2.58 2.54
1999 CHW AL 26 1B 26 7 7 90.2 72 67 3 2 9 .972 -2 -33 6.95 2.69 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 CHW AL 26 DH 1 1
2000 CHW AL 27 3B 47 45 30 368.2 95 32 56 7 5 .926 -6 -20 2.15 1.87 .947 2.67 2.64
2000 CHW AL 27 1B 17 10 9 107.2 105 94 10 1 12 .990 -0 -1 8.69 6.12 .993 9.37 9.26
2000 CHW AL 27 DH 3 1
2001 COL NL 28 OF 25 14 5 118.2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -18 1.29 0.68 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 COL NL 28 3B 24 20 14 170.0 38 8 26 4 2 .895 -3 -24 1.80 1.42 .950 2.57 2.54
2001 COL NL 28 LF 22 13 5 108.2 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -23 1.24 0.68 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 COL NL 28 1B 13 5 5 55.0 70 66 4 0 6 1.000 0 0 11.45 5.38 .993 9.26 9.16
2001 COL NL 28 RF 4 1 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 1.80 0.50 .980 2.07 2.10
2001 COL NL 28 DH 1 1
2002 COL NL 29 3B 22 20 9 154.2 48 16 27 5 4 .896 -3 -22 2.50 1.95 .957 2.71 2.69
2002 COL NL 29 1B 15 5 4 64.0 58 55 3 0 5 1.000 -0 -2 8.16 3.87 .992 9.39 9.31
2002 COL NL 29 LF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 2.57 2.00 .978 1.93 1.90
2002 COL NL 29 OF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 2.57 2.00 .982 2.19 2.15
2002 COL NL 29 DH 1 1
2003 COL NL 30 3B 34 27 19 229.1 79 24 49 6 3 .924 -1 1 -5 5 2.86 2.15 .955 2.74 2.72
2003 COL NL 30 1B 9 0 0 16.0 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 38 0 12.38 2.44 .993 9.62 9.51
2003 COL NL 30 OF 3 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.22 2.13
2003 COL NL 30 RF 3 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.07
2004 DET AL 31 3B 18 12 10 117.2 27 7 19 1 0 .963 -2 -4 -16 -40 1.99 1.44 .951 2.64 2.62
2004 DET AL 31 1B 7 5 2 43.0 38 36 2 0 6 1.000 0 -1 0 -31 7.95 5.43 .994 9.31 9.26
2004 DET AL 31 DH 7 2
2004 DET AL 31 LF 6 0 0 15.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -86 -78 1.17 0.33 .985 2.05 2.03
2004 DET AL 31 OF 6 0 0 15.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -86 -80 1.17 0.33 .985 2.29 2.28
2006 TBD AL 33 DH 31 29
2006 TBD AL 33 OF 31 28 17 224.1 45 42 1 2 0 .956 -4 -8 -24 -42 1.73 1.39 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 TBD AL 33 RF 28 26 17 207.1 42 40 0 2 0 .952 -4 -8 -25 -46 1.74 1.43 .984 2.20 2.17
2006 TBD AL 33 1B 25 22 11 172.0 164 154 9 1 12 .994 -4 -1 -25 -7 8.53 6.52 .994 9.54 9.40
2006 TBD AL 33 LF 3 2 0 17.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -7 0 1.59 1.00 .987 2.06 2.03
2007 TBD AL 34 DH 54 46
2007 TBD AL 34 OF 9 6 3 51.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -2 -105 -46 0.87 0.56 .988 2.30 2.28
2007 TBD AL 34 RF 6 4 2 31.2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -2 -136 -79 1.14 0.67 .985 2.07 2.07
2007 TBD AL 34 1B 3 1 0 8.2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -28 152 6.23 2.00 .995 9.45 9.27
2007 TBD AL 34 LF 3 2 1 20.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -54 0 0.45 0.33 .980 2.12 2.10
2008 TOT MLB 35 OF 26 16 7 142.2 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -15 -16 1.83 1.12 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 TOT MLB 35 1B 11 7 6 70.1 86 80 3 3 8 .965 -3 -4 -46 -68 10.62 7.55 .992 9.33 9.27
2008 TOT MLB 35 DH 8 8
2008 TOT MLB 35 RF 2 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -48 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
2008 SEA AL 35 DH 3 3
2008 SEA AL 35 1B 1 1 0 6.0 9 7 1 1 2 .889 -0 0 -40 0 12.00 8.00 .994 9.30 9.20
2008 SEA AL 35 OF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -80 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.30
2008 SEA AL 35 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -80 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
2008 ATL NL 35 LF 25 15 7 137.2 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -14 -17 1.90 1.16 .983 1.90 1.89
2008 ATL NL 35 OF 25 16 7 139.2 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -14 -17 1.87 1.16 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 ATL NL 35 1B 10 6 6 64.1 77 73 2 2 6 .974 -2 -4 -47 -73 10.49 7.50 .992 9.33 9.28
2008 ATL NL 35 DH 5 5
2008 ATL NL 35 RF 1 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
2009 ATL NL 36 1B 3 2 1 18.0 23 21 2 0 1 1.000 1 0 53 0 11.50 7.67 .993 9.30 9.20
9 Seasons 3B 289 250 181 2153.2 658 200 405 53 32 .919 -38 -3 -21 -10 2.53 2.09 .951 2.63 2.60
11 Seasons 1B 208 131 110 1275.2 1320 1240 69 11 116 .992 -8 -5 -8 -18 9.24 6.29 .992 9.43 9.32
11 Seasons DH 111 89
7 Seasons OF 102 66 33 572.1 102 97 3 2 0 .980 -14 -13 -30 -35 1.57 0.98 .985 2.25 2.23
6 Seasons LF 61 34 14 312.2 54 52 2 0 0 1.000 -6 -3 -24 -18 1.55 0.89 .982 1.94 1.92
5 Seasons RF 43 32 19 259.2 48 45 1 2 0 .958 -8 -10 -37 -48 1.59 1.07 .984 2.18 2.14
1 Season SS 6 3 1 25.2 9 4 3 2 0 .778 -2 -75 2.45 1.17 .971 4.66 4.63
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 18.00 2.00 .980 4.50 4.80
13 Seasons TOT 606 450 325 4028.1 2091 1541 482 68 148 .967 -63 -21 -19 -18 4.52 3.34 .979 4.74 4.87
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1999 May 30th AL Player of the Week
2006 Oct 1st AL Player of the Week

Errors Committeds c a p y
1999 AL  27 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1999 AL  93 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1999 AL  25 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1999 AL  2.69 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1477), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (952nd), -2.4 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1997 24 Chicago White Sox $155,000 ? 1997 postseason AP survey
1998 25 Chicago White Sox $180,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 26 Chicago White Sox $255,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 27 Chicago White Sox $285,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 28 Colorado Rockies $450,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 29 Colorado Rockies $525,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 30 Colorado Rockies $600,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 31 Detroit Tigers $600,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2007 34 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $800,000 ?
2009 36 Atlanta Braves $800,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,650,000
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.

Name Translations

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Japanese: グレッグ・ノートン 統計

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