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Ken Oberkfell

Kenneth Ray Oberkfell

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 4, 1956 in Highland, IL
School: Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 1977 (Age 21.110, 11,536th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Astros/Giants/Angels/... 1977-1992

Final Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 36.153)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 27, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #928. Lyn Lary… #929. Aaron Rowand… #930. Sean Casey… #931. KEN OBERKFELL… #932. Dave Magadan… #933. Jack Barry… #934. Leon Durham… 

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
1977 21 STL NL 9 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 -40 1 0 0 0 0 0 /4
1978 22 STL NL 24 54 50 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .120 .170 .140 .310 -12 7 1 0 1 0 0 4/5
1979 23 STL NL 135 435 369 53 111 19 5 1 35 4 1 57 35 .301 .396 .388 .784 114 143 9 4 1 4 9 *45/6
1980 24 STL NL 116 486 422 58 128 27 6 3 46 4 4 51 23 .303 .377 .417 .794 119 176 11 1 9 3 8 45
1981 25 STL NL 102 420 376 43 110 12 6 2 45 13 5 37 28 .293 .353 .372 .725 104 140 11 0 3 4 6 *5/6
1982 26 STL NL 137 516 470 55 136 22 5 2 34 11 9 40 31 .289 .345 .370 .715 100 174 11 1 3 2 6 *5/4
1983 27 STL NL 151 557 488 62 143 26 5 3 38 12 6 61 27 .293 .371 .385 .756 110 188 12 1 4 3 5 *54/6
1984 28 TOT NL 100 362 324 38 87 19 2 1 21 2 5 31 27 .269 .331 .349 .680 90 113 7 1 3 3 3 5/46
1984 28 STL NL 50 169 152 17 47 11 1 0 11 1 2 16 10 .309 .379 .395 .773 120 60 3 1 0 0 2 5/46
1984 28 ATL NL 50 193 172 21 40 8 1 1 10 1 3 15 17 .233 .289 .308 .598 64 53 4 0 3 3 1 5/4
1985 29 ATL NL 134 472 412 30 112 19 4 3 35 1 2 51 38 .272 .359 .359 .718 98 148 10 6 1 2 6 *54
1986 30 ATL NL 151 596 503 62 136 24 3 5 48 7 4 83 40 .270 .373 .360 .733 100 181 11 2 4 4 6 *54
1987 31 ATL NL 135 566 508 59 142 29 2 3 48 3 3 48 29 .280 .342 .362 .704 84 184 13 2 5 3 5 *54
1988 32 TOT NL 140 529 476 49 129 22 4 3 42 4 5 37 34 .271 .321 .353 .674 92 168 8 2 6 8 7 *54/63
1988 32 ATL NL 120 469 422 42 117 20 4 3 40 4 5 32 28 .277 .325 .365 .690 95 154 6 2 5 8 6 *5/4
1988 32 PIT NL 20 60 54 7 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 .222 .288 .259 .547 60 14 2 0 1 0 1 4/653
1989 33 TOT NL 97 173 156 19 42 6 1 2 17 0 1 10 10 .269 .316 .359 .675 96 56 4 2 2 3 0 534
1989 33 PIT NL 14 44 40 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .125 .163 .150 .313 -8 6 0 0 1 1 0 /34
1989 33 SFG NL 83 129 116 17 37 5 1 2 15 0 1 8 8 .319 .367 .431 .798 131 50 4 2 1 2 0 5/34
1990 34 HOU NL 77 168 150 10 31 6 1 1 12 1 1 15 17 .207 .281 .280 .561 58 42 2 1 1 1 1 534
1991 35 HOU NL 53 84 70 7 16 4 0 0 14 0 0 14 8 .229 .357 .286 .643 89 20 0 0 0 0 4 3/5
1992 36 CAL AL 41 101 91 6 24 1 0 0 10 0 1 8 5 .264 .317 .275 .592 68 25 2 0 0 2 2 4/D3
16 Yrs 1602 5528 4874 558 1354 237 44 29 446 62 47 546 356 .278 .351 .362 .713 97 1766 112 23 43 42 68
162 Game Avg. 162 559 493 56 137 24 4 3 45 6 5 55 36 .278 .351 .362 .713 97 179 11 2 4 4 7
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
STL (8 yrs) 724 2646 2336 295 682 118 28 11 210 45 27 265 158 .292 .364 .381 .744 107 889 58 8 21 16 36
ATL (5 yrs) 590 2296 2017 214 547 100 14 15 181 16 17 229 152 .271 .346 .357 .703 92 720 44 12 18 20 24
PIT (2 yrs) 34 104 94 9 17 3 0 0 4 0 0 7 8 .181 .235 .213 .448 31 20 2 0 2 1 1
HOU (2 yrs) 130 252 220 17 47 10 1 1 26 1 1 29 25 .214 .307 .282 .589 68 62 2 1 1 1 5
SFG (1 yr) 83 129 116 17 37 5 1 2 15 0 1 8 8 .319 .367 .431 .798 131 50 4 2 1 2 0
CAL (1 yr) 41 101 91 6 24 1 0 0 10 0 1 8 5 .264 .317 .275 .592 68 25 2 0 0 2 2
NL (15 yrs) 1561 5427 4783 552 1330 236 44 29 436 62 46 538 351 .278 .351 .364 .715 98 1741 110 23 43 40 66
AL (1 yr) 41 101 91 6 24 1 0 0 10 0 1 8 5 .264 .317 .275 .592 68 25 2 0 0 2 2

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
1977 21 STL NL 9 9 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /4
1978 22 STL NL 24 54 -7 -0 0 3 1 -3 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.6 0.4 -4 4/5
1979 23 STL NL 135 435 9 1 1 4 4 19 2.1 14 33 3.5 .515 .513 3.0 0.9 29 *45/6
1980 24 STL NL 116 486 9 -1 -1 3 4 14 1.5 17 30 3.1 .513 .509 2.7 0.7 27 45
1981 25 STL NL 102 420 6 0 0 7 2 15 1.8 14 29 3.2 .517 .511 2.3 1.0 23 $210,000 *5/6
1982 26 STL NL 137 516 -2 0 2 8 2 9 1.1 18 27 2.9 .508 .506 1.9 1.1 19 $350,000 *5/4
1983 27 STL NL 151 557 6 2 1 2 3 13 1.3 19 32 3.2 .510 .509 3.0 0.4 31 *54/6
1984 28 STL NL 50 169 4 -1 0 4 1 8 0.9 6 14 1.5 .518 .505 1.0 0.5 10 5/46
1984 28 ATL NL 50 193 -9 -0 0 -3 1 -11 -1.3 7 -5 -0.6 .474 .492 -0.4 -0.2 -2 5/4
1985 29 ATL NL 134 472 0 -1 2 5 2 8 0.8 16 24 2.5 .506 .505 1.9 0.7 19 $616,667 *54
1986 30 ATL NL 151 596 4 -1 -1 7 3 12 1.3 20 32 3.3 .509 .508 2.5 1.1 25 $825,000 *54
1987 31 ATL NL 135 566 -12 -2 -0 -4 2 -17 -1.7 19 3 0.2 .487 .489 0.5 -0.2 6 $725,000 *54
1988 32 ATL NL 120 469 -3 -1 1 -12 1 -14 -1.6 16 2 0.0 .487 .490 1.3 -1.2 14 $725,000 *5/4
1988 32 PIT NL 20 60 -3 -0 -0 0 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 4/653
1989 33 PIT NL 14 44 -6 -0 1 0 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .454 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -4 $725,000 /34
1989 33 SFG NL 83 129 5 0 -0 -0 0 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .507 .503 1.0 -0.1 10 5/34
1990 34 HOU NL 77 168 -9 -1 1 1 0 -8 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .489 .495 -0.4 0.1 -3 $625,000 534
1991 35 HOU NL 53 84 -1 0 1 0 -0 -0 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $675,000 3/5
1992 36 CAL AL 41 101 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .482 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 4/D3
16 Seasons 1602 5528 -16 -6 7 22 25 33 3.5 187 220 22.3 .502 .503 18.8 5.1 198 $5,476,667
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (8 yrs) 724 2646 24 1 3 29 16 73 8.0 89 162 17.1 .511 .509 13.3 5.0 134 $560,000
ATL (5 yrs) 590 2296 -21 -5 2 -6 9 -22 -2.5 78 56 5.4 .496 .498 5.8 0.2 63 $2,891,667
PIT (2 yrs) 34 104 -9 -1 0 1 0 -8 -1.0 3 -5 -0.7 .470 .497 -0.8 0.1 -6 $725,000
HOU (2 yrs) 130 252 -10 -0 2 1 -0 -8 -0.9 8 0 -0.1 .493 .497 -0.3 0.1 -1 $1,300,000
SFG (1 yr) 83 129 5 0 -0 -0 0 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .507 .503 1.0 -0.1 10
CAL (1 yr) 41 101 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .482 .496 -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
1982 26 STL NL NLCS ATL W 3 15 15 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 0 0 0 0 0
1982 ❍ 26 STL NL WS MIL W 7 26 24 4 7 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 .292 .346 .333 .679 8 0 0 0 0 0
1989 33 SFG NL NLCS CHC W 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 33 SFG NL WS OAK L 4 9 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .333 .556 .333 .889 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 17 54 49 6 12 1 0 0 3 2 0 5 1 .245 .315 .265 .580 13 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 6 19 19 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .316 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 11 35 30 5 9 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 .300 .400 .333 .733 10 0 0 0 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 Awards
1977 STL NL 21 2B 6 1 0 13.0 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 -1 -83 4.85 1.17 .977 5.26 5.23
1978 STL NL 22 2B 17 14 11 121.1 79 30 48 1 8 .987 3 34 5.79 4.59 .977 5.30 5.25
1978 STL NL 22 3B 4 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -120 0.00 0.00 3.00 2.98
1979 STL NL 23 2B 117 96 77 875.1 544 213 323 8 65 .985 3 4 5.51 4.58 .979 5.42 5.40
1979 STL NL 23 3B 17 7 5 84.1 30 10 19 1 2 .967 1 13 3.09 1.71 .951 2.89 2.88
1979 STL NL 23 SS 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .960 4.95 5.00
1980 STL NL 24 2B 101 101 85 871.1 539 223 310 6 62 .989 3 5 5.51 5.28 .980 5.49 5.49
1980 STL NL 24 3B 16 12 8 109.2 35 4 30 1 2 .971 -0 -1 2.79 2.13 .948 2.87 2.88
1981 STL NL 25 3B 102 101 93 906.1 338 77 246 15 23 .956 6 8 3.21 3.17 .948 2.84 2.85
1981 STL NL 25 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .960 5.40 5.10
1982 STL NL 26 3B 135 131 110 1133.1 393 78 304 11 23 .972 8 8 3.03 2.83 .951 2.77 2.78
1982 STL NL 26 2B 1 0 0 4.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -83 6.23 3.00 .977 5.40 5.40
1983 STL NL 27 3B 127 107 79 946.1 323 79 231 13 27 .960 4 5 2.95 2.44 .949 2.70 2.69
1983 STL NL 27 2B 32 21 11 199.1 125 51 69 5 16 .960 -2 -15 5.42 3.75 .978 5.33 5.31
1983 STL NL 27 SS 1 0 0 3.1 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -72 13.50 5.00 .968 4.86 4.80
1984 TOT NL 28 3B 91 84 69 726.0 235 60 167 8 15 .966 2 3 2.81 2.49 .943 2.79 2.78
1984 TOT NL 28 2B 6 3 1 26.2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 3.38 1.67 .979 5.40 5.40
1984 STL NL 28 3B 46 39 31 343.2 123 29 90 4 7 .967 4 15 3.12 2.59 .943 2.79 2.78
1984 STL NL 28 2B 2 0 0 4.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -103 3.86 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1984 STL NL 28 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.90
1984 ATL NL 28 3B 45 45 38 382.1 112 31 77 4 8 .964 -2 -7 2.54 2.40 .943 2.79 2.78
1984 ATL NL 28 2B 4 3 1 22.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 3.27 2.00 .979 5.40 5.40
1985 ATL NL 29 3B 117 101 94 922.0 301 70 220 11 19 .963 4 6 2.83 2.48 .948 2.88 2.88
1985 ATL NL 29 2B 16 12 5 91.2 56 18 37 1 7 .982 0 3 5.40 3.44 .982 5.47 5.47
1986 ATL NL 30 3B 130 119 95 1020.0 331 65 258 8 24 .976 10 12 2.85 2.48 .946 2.72 2.72
1986 ATL NL 30 2B 41 19 17 216.1 131 51 77 3 15 .977 -3 -15 5.33 3.12 .980 5.21 5.22
1987 ATL NL 31 3B 126 120 104 1038.1 331 76 248 7 20 .979 -3 -3 2.81 2.57 .951 2.82 2.80
1987 ATL NL 31 2B 11 5 5 65.2 30 13 17 0 3 1.000 -1 -20 4.11 2.73 .982 5.19 5.16
1988 TOT NL 32 3B 115 111 96 972.1 311 84 212 15 21 .952 -11 -14 2.74 2.57 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 TOT NL 32 2B 12 10 3 79.0 40 16 24 0 3 1.000 -0 -2 4.56 3.33 .980 5.22 5.22
1988 ATL NL 32 3B 113 109 95 956.1 305 83 207 15 21 .951 -12 -14 2.73 2.57 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 ATL NL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -360 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
1988 PIT NL 32 2B 11 10 3 78.0 39 15 24 0 3 1.000 0 3 4.50 3.55 .980 5.22 5.23
1988 PIT NL 32 SS 3 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 1.29 0.33 .970 4.63 4.63
1988 PIT NL 32 3B 2 2 1 16.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .947 2.76 2.80
1988 PIT NL 32 1B 1 1 0 7.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 7.00 .991 9.90 10.00
1989 TOT NL 33 1B 16 12 8 107.0 118 110 7 1 8 .992 1 10 9.84 7.31 .992 9.75 9.76
1989 TOT NL 33 2B 10 5 2 40.0 30 13 15 2 2 .933 -1 -30 6.30 2.80 .981 5.13 5.12
1989 PIT NL 33 1B 9 9 6 73.0 81 75 5 1 4 .988 0 0 9.86 8.89 .992 9.75 9.76
1989 PIT NL 33 2B 3 2 1 13.0 10 5 5 0 1 1.000 0 37 6.92 3.33 .981 5.12 5.13
1989 SFG NL 33 3B 38 8 3 118.2 34 8 25 1 1 .971 0 0 2.50 0.87 .943 2.71 2.71
1989 SFG NL 33 1B 7 3 2 34.0 37 35 2 0 4 1.000 1 32 9.79 5.29 .992 9.74 9.76
1989 SFG NL 33 2B 7 3 1 27.0 20 8 10 2 1 .900 -1 -62 6.00 2.57 .981 5.13 5.11
1990 HOU NL 34 3B 24 18 9 142.0 46 12 31 3 3 .935 0 2 2.73 1.79 .947 2.73 2.71
1990 HOU NL 34 1B 11 7 4 64.2 77 69 7 1 7 .987 0 9 10.58 6.91 .992 9.59 9.53
1990 HOU NL 34 2B 11 7 2 66.2 26 12 14 0 6 1.000 -0 -2 3.51 2.36 .983 5.01 4.98
1991 HOU NL 35 1B 13 7 3 68.2 74 66 8 0 6 1.000 1 17 9.70 5.69 .992 9.79 9.75
1991 HOU NL 35 3B 4 4 2 36.1 11 4 5 2 0 .818 -1 -26 2.23 2.25 .950 2.75 2.72
1992 CAL AL 36 2B 21 17 10 147.2 69 34 34 1 4 .986 -1 -11 4.14 3.24 .983 5.25 5.23
1992 CAL AL 36 DH 5 4
1992 CAL AL 36 1B 2 1 1 12.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.75 4.50 .993 9.68 9.65
14 Seasons 3B 1046 923 767 8161.2 2719 627 1996 96 180 .965 21 3 2.89 2.51 .948 2.78 2.78
14 Seasons 2B 402 311 229 2818.1 1689 683 979 27 192 .984 -1 -0 5.31 4.13 .980 5.38 5.35
5 Seasons 1B 43 28 16 259.1 285 261 22 2 21 .993 2 11 9.82 6.58 .992 9.72 9.70
5 Seasons SS 8 0 0 14.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 -0 -17 5.02 1.00 .966 4.77 4.84
1 Season DH 5 4
16 Seasons TOT 1499 1262 1012 11253.2 4701 1573 3003 125 394 .973 22 2 3.66 3.05 .962 3.60 3.68
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

On-Base% s c a p y
1986 NL  .373 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1981 NL  6 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 NL  83 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1981 NL  90 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1985 NL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1988 NL  8 (7th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  68 (241st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1982 NL  15.2 (6th)
1983 NL  18.1 (4th)
1986 NL  12.6 (3rd)
1987 NL  17.5 (2nd)
1988 NL  14.0 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1979 NL  117 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  102 (2nd)
Career  1,046 (97th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  77 (2nd)
1988 NL  84 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  246 (2nd)
1982 NL  304 (3rd)
1986 NL  258 (4th)
1987 NL  248 (5th)
Career  1,996 (91st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  23 (1st)
1982 NL  23 (3rd)
1983 NL  27 (2nd)
1985 NL  19 (5th)
1986 NL  24 (5th)
1987 NL  20 (5th)
1988 NL  21 (4th)
Career  180 (86th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1980 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1979 NL  5.51 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1980 NL  5.28 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1979 NL  .985 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  6 (2nd)
1982 NL  8 (1st)
1983 NL  4 (5th)
1985 NL  4 (4th)
1986 NL  10 (3rd)
Career  21 (63rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1981 NL  3.21 (2nd)
1982 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1983 NL  2.95 (3rd)
1985 NL  2.83 (5th)
1986 NL  2.85 (3rd)
Career  2.89 (27th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  3.17 (2nd)
1982 NL  2.83 (3rd)
1984 NL  2.49 (5th)
1986 NL  2.48 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  .956 (5th)
1982 NL  .972 (1st)
1983 NL  .960 (1st)
1985 NL  .963 (4th)
1986 NL  .976 (2nd)
1987 NL  .979 (2nd)
1988 NL  .952 (4th)
Career  .965 (30th)

Youngest s c a p y
1977 NL  born 1956-05-04 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 9 (1257), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (94th), 22.3 career WAR/21.8 7yr-peak WAR/22.1 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
1981 25 St. Louis Cardinals $210,000 ? 2/6/82 TSN
1982 26 St. Louis Cardinals $350,000 ? 2/20/82 TSN
1985 29 Atlanta Braves $616,667 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 30 Atlanta Braves $825,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 31 Atlanta Braves $725,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 32 Atlanta Braves $725,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $725,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 34 Houston Astros $625,000 ? USA Today
1991 35 Houston Astros $675,000 ? USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,476,667
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 + "Statistics" Translations



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