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Charlie O'Brien

Charles Hugh O'Brien

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 1, 1960 in Tulsa, OK
High School: Bishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
School: Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 5th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 2, 1985 (Age 25.032)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/BlueJays/Brewers/Braves/WhiteSox/... 1985-2000
Agents: Dennis Gilbert [*]
Final Game: June 21, 2000 (Age 40.051)
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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
1985 25 OAK AL 16 14 11 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .273 .429 .364 .792 129 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
1987 27 MIL AL 10 40 35 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 .200 .282 .343 .625 63 12 0 0 1 0 0 2
1988 28 MIL AL 40 127 118 12 26 6 0 2 9 0 1 5 16 .220 .252 .322 .574 59 38 3 0 4 0 0 2
1989 29 MIL AL 62 226 188 22 44 10 0 6 35 0 0 21 11 .234 .339 .383 .722 105 72 11 9 8 0 1 2
1990 30 TOT MLB 74 249 213 17 38 10 2 0 20 0 0 21 34 .178 .259 .244 .504 42 52 4 3 10 2 3 2
1990 30 MIL AL 46 166 145 11 27 7 2 0 11 0 0 11 26 .186 .253 .262 .515 46 38 3 2 8 0 1 2
1990 30 NYM NL 28 83 68 6 11 3 0 0 9 0 0 10 8 .162 .272 .206 .477 34 14 1 1 2 2 2 2
1991 31 NYM NL 69 191 168 16 31 6 0 2 14 0 2 17 25 .185 .272 .256 .528 51 43 5 4 0 2 1 2
1992 32 NYM NL 68 177 156 15 33 12 0 2 13 0 1 16 18 .212 .289 .327 .616 75 51 4 1 4 0 1 2
1993 33 NYM NL 67 208 188 15 48 11 0 4 23 1 1 14 14 .255 .312 .378 .690 86 71 4 2 3 1 1 2
1994 34 ATL NL 51 172 152 24 37 11 0 8 28 0 0 15 24 .243 .322 .474 .795 103 72 5 3 1 1 2 2
1995 35 ATL NL 67 233 198 18 45 7 0 9 23 0 1 29 40 .227 .343 .399 .742 93 79 8 6 0 0 2 2
1996 36 TOR AL 109 375 324 33 77 17 0 13 44 0 1 29 68 .238 .331 .410 .741 87 133 8 17 3 2 1 2
1997 37 TOR AL 69 267 225 22 49 15 1 4 27 0 2 22 45 .218 .311 .347 .657 73 78 6 11 3 6 1 2
1998 38 TOT AL 62 193 175 13 45 9 0 4 18 0 0 10 33 .257 .300 .377 .677 77 66 3 2 3 3 0 2
1998 38 CHW AL 57 181 164 12 43 9 0 4 18 0 0 9 31 .262 .303 .390 .694 82 64 3 2 3 3 0 2
1998 38 ANA AL 5 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1999 39 ANA AL 27 67 62 3 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 12 .097 .136 .145 .282 -27 9 1 2 1 1 0 2
2000 40 MON NL 9 21 19 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 .211 .286 .421 .707 74 8 0 0 0 0 1 /2
15 Yrs 800 2560 2232 216 493 119 4 56 261 1 10 209 354 .221 .303 .353 .656 76 788 62 60 41 18 14
162 Game Avg. 162 518 452 44 100 24 1 11 53 0 2 42 72 .221 .303 .353 .656 76 160 13 12 8 4 3
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
NYM (4 yrs) 232 659 580 52 123 32 0 8 59 1 4 57 65 .212 .289 .309 .598 67 179 14 8 9 5 5
MIL (4 yrs) 158 559 486 47 104 26 3 8 55 0 2 41 57 .214 .290 .329 .619 73 160 17 11 21 0 2
ATL (2 yrs) 118 405 350 42 82 18 0 17 51 0 1 44 64 .234 .334 .431 .766 98 151 13 9 1 1 4
ANA (2 yrs) 32 79 73 4 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 14 .110 .154 .151 .305 -21 11 1 2 1 1 0
TOR (2 yrs) 178 642 549 55 126 32 1 17 71 0 3 51 113 .230 .322 .384 .707 81 211 14 28 6 8 2
OAK (1 yr) 16 14 11 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .273 .429 .364 .792 129 4 0 0 0 0 0
MON (1 yr) 9 21 19 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 .211 .286 .421 .707 74 8 0 0 0 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 57 181 164 12 43 9 0 4 18 0 0 9 31 .262 .303 .390 .694 82 64 3 2 3 3 0
AL (9 yrs) 441 1475 1283 121 284 68 4 30 149 0 5 106 218 .221 .300 .351 .651 73 450 35 43 31 12 4
NL (7 yrs) 359 1085 949 95 209 51 0 26 112 1 5 103 136 .220 .306 .356 .662 79 338 27 17 10 6 10

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
1985 25 OAK AL 16 14 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.1 0.1 1 2
1987 27 MIL AL 10 40 -2 -0 0 4 1 2 0.2 1 4 0.3 .521 .501 -0.1 0.5 -1 2
1988 28 MIL AL 40 127 -6 -0 0 2 2 -2 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.1 0.5 1 $70,000 2
1989 29 MIL AL 62 226 1 -0 -1 8 4 11 1.3 8 19 2.0 .520 .508 1.2 1.3 11 $90,000 2
1990 30 MIL AL 46 166 -8 0 -0 1 3 -4 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .489 .497 0.0 0.4 0 $150,000 2
1990 30 NYM NL 28 83 -4 -1 -0 4 2 1 0.1 3 3 0.3 .502 .500 -0.1 0.6 -1 2
1991 31 NYM NL 69 191 -11 -1 -1 2 3 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .488 .495 -0.5 0.6 -3 $300,000 2
1992 32 NYM NL 68 177 -4 -0 -0 8 3 7 0.8 5 12 1.4 .512 .505 0.4 1.3 4 $370,000 2
1993 33 NYM NL 67 208 -5 -0 -1 4 3 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .503 .501 0.3 0.8 4 $500,000 2
1994 34 ATL NL 51 172 -0 -0 -1 2 3 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .506 .502 0.6 0.5 7 $550,000 2
1995 35 ATL NL 67 233 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .499 0.7 0.2 7 $550,000 2
1996 36 TOR AL 109 375 -7 -3 -1 7 6 2 0.4 14 16 1.6 .502 .501 0.9 1.2 9 $500,000 2
1997 37 TOR AL 69 267 -10 -1 -1 16 4 8 0.8 10 18 1.8 .511 .505 0.2 2.0 2 $625,000 2
1998 38 CHW AL 57 181 -4 0 -0 1 3 1 0.1 7 8 0.7 .501 .500 0.6 0.4 6 $700,000 2
1998 38 ANA AL 5 12 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1999 39 ANA AL 27 67 -12 -0 -0 1 1 -10 -1.0 3 -8 -0.8 .463 .494 -0.8 0.2 -9 $700,000 2
2000 40 MON NL 9 21 -1 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 /2
15 Seasons 800 2560 -76 -8 -7 58 42 9 1.4 88 97 9.7 .501 .501 3.4 10.5 39 $5,105,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYM (4 yrs) 232 659 -23 -3 -2 18 12 2 0.2 21 22 2.3 .501 .500 0.1 3.3 4 $1,170,000
MIL (4 yrs) 158 559 -15 -1 -1 15 9 7 0.9 20 27 2.7 .505 .502 1.2 2.6 12 $310,000
ATL (2 yrs) 118 405 -1 -1 -2 1 6 2 0.2 12 15 1.4 .502 .501 1.3 0.7 14 $1,100,000
ANA (2 yrs) 32 79 -14 -0 -0 1 1 -12 -1.1 3 -9 -0.8 .466 .495 -0.9 0.2 -10 $700,000
TOR (2 yrs) 178 642 -17 -4 -1 23 10 10 1.2 24 34 3.4 .505 .503 1.1 3.2 11 $1,125,000
OAK (1 yr) 16 14 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.1 0.1 1
MON (1 yr) 9 21 -1 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0
CHW (1 yr) 57 181 -4 0 -0 1 3 1 0.1 7 8 0.7 .501 .500 0.6 0.4 6 $700,000

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
1995 35 ATL NL NLDS COL W 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 0 0 0 0 0
1995 35 ATL NL NLCS CIN W 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 5 0 0 0 0 0
1995 ❍ 35 ATL NL WS CLE W 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Yr (3 Series) 6 15 13 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .462 .747 6 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLDS 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 5 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0

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
1985 OAK AL 25 C 16 2 1 39.2 24 23 0 1 0 .958 1 30 5.22 1.44 .987 6.06 5.99 0 0 0 1 100% 33% 0
1987 MIL AL 27 C 10 10 9 91.0 89 78 11 0 0 1.000 4 53 8.80 8.90 .988 6.74 6.67 1 2 5 9 64% 31% 0
1988 MIL AL 28 C 40 36 32 322.0 232 210 20 2 4 .991 2 7 6.43 5.75 .989 6.22 6.16 1 11 19 11 37% 31% 0
1989 MIL AL 29 C 62 61 55 529.0 355 314 36 5 5 .986 8 18 5.95 5.65 .989 6.24 6.17 1 8 32 18 36% 31% 6
1990 TOT MLB 30 C 74 67 53 592.2 458 408 45 5 6 .989 5 10 6.88 6.12 .989 6.50 6.45 4 23 40 30 43% 32% 0
1990 MIL AL 30 C 46 42 36 381.2 243 217 24 2 5 .992 1 3 5.68 5.24 .991 6.42 6.35 3 17 21 14 40% 34% 0
1990 NYM NL 30 C 28 25 17 211.0 215 191 21 3 1 .986 4 23 9.04 7.57 .987 6.65 6.61 1 6 19 16 46% 29% 0
1991 NYM NL 31 C 67 56 35 488.0 437 396 37 4 7 .991 2 5 7.99 6.46 .988 6.78 6.75 2 16 55 26 32% 33% 3
1992 NYM NL 32 C 64 51 27 427.1 338 287 44 7 4 .979 8 22 6.97 5.17 .991 6.67 6.67 1 5 36 30 45% 32% 1
1993 NYM NL 33 C 65 57 39 494.1 369 325 39 5 5 .986 4 10 6.63 5.60 .989 6.74 6.69 0 10 42 23 35% 31% 2
1994 ATL NL 34 C 48 42 39 383.0 337 308 26 3 4 .991 2 6 7.85 6.96 .991 7.10 7.05 1 13 24 12 33% 32% 2
1995 ATL NL 35 C 64 56 48 510.0 473 446 23 4 4 .992 -1 -2 8.28 7.33 .989 7.40 7.37 0 8 71 20 22% 30% 1
1996 TOR AL 36 C 105 88 79 801.0 653 613 37 3 5 .995 7 10 7.30 6.19 .990 6.91 6.87 5 24 40 24 38% 30% 4
1997 TOR AL 37 C 69 66 62 592.1 587 543 41 3 8 .995 16 32 8.87 8.46 .991 7.15 7.09 4 10 25 31 55% 33% 3
1998 TOT AL 38 C 62 58 39 486.0 353 325 24 4 3 .989 1 2 6.46 5.63 .990 7.13 7.05 1 19 49 23 32% 31% 1
1998 CHW AL 38 C 57 54 38 455.0 331 305 22 4 3 .988 1 3 6.47 5.74 .990 7.13 7.05 1 17 47 21 31% 31% 1
1998 ANA AL 38 C 5 4 1 31.0 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.39 4.40 .990 7.14 7.04 0 2 2 2 50% 31% 0
1999 ANA AL 39 C 27 20 13 171.0 152 140 11 1 2 .993 1 7 7.95 5.59 .991 6.98 6.87 0 9 8 7 47% 33% 0
2000 MON NL 40 C 9 5 2 44.1 27 25 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -54 5.48 3.00 .990 7.45 7.38 0 2 7 0 0% 32% 0
15 Seasons C 782 675 533 5971.2 4884 4441 396 47 57 .990 58 12 7.29 6.19 .990 6.82 6.77 21 160 453 265 37% 31% 23
15 Seasons TOT 782 675 533 5971.2 4884 4441 396 47 57 .990 58 12 7.29 6.19 .990 6.82 6.77 21 160 453 265 37% 31% 23
Lg 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
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1997 AL  2.0 (7th)
Career  10.5 (195th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1989 AL  9 (2nd)
1996 AL  17 (3rd)
1997 AL  11 (7th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1992 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1991 NL  7 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1990 NL  45.7 (1st)
1992 NL  45.5 (2nd)
1993 NL  35.4 (4th)
1997 AL  55.4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1989 AL  8 (3rd)
1992 NL  8 (2nd)
1993 NL  4 (5th)
1996 AL  7 (4th)
1997 AL  16 (2nd)
Career  58 (14th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1991 NL  7.99 (1st)
1994 NL  7.85 (4th)
1995 NL  8.28 (1st)
1996 AL  7.30 (5th)
1997 AL  8.87 (1st)
Career  7.29 (49th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1991 NL  6.46 (2nd)
1994 NL  6.96 (4th)
1995 NL  7.33 (3rd)
1997 AL  8.46 (1st)
Career  6.19 (80th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1996 AL  .995 (4th)
Career  .990 (83rd)

Oldest s c a p y
2000 NL  born 1960-05-01 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2608), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (170th), 9.7 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.4 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
1988 28 Milwaukee Brewers $70,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 29 Milwaukee Brewers $90,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 Milwaukee Brewers $150,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 New York Mets $300,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 32 New York Mets $370,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 33 New York Mets $500,000 ? USA Today
1994 34 Atlanta Braves $550,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 35 Atlanta Braves $550,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 36 Toronto Blue Jays $500,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 37 Toronto Blue Jays $625,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1998 38 Chicago White Sox $700,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 39 Anaheim Angels $700,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,105,000
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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