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Ben Oglivie

Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 11, 1949 in Colon, Colon, Panama
High School: Roosevelt HS (Bronx, NY)
School: Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1971 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Tigers/RedSox 1971-1986

Final Game: October 5, 1986 (Age 37)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #510. Jacoby Ellsbury… #511. Lenny Dykstra… #512. Lu Blue… #513. BEN OGLIVIE… #514. Lloyd Waner… #515. Chick Stahl… #516. Earl Torgeson… 

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
1971 22 BOS AL 14 38 38 2 10 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 .263 .263 .342 .605 65 13 0 0 0 0 0 7/9
1972 23 BOS AL 94 273 253 27 61 10 2 8 30 1 1 18 61 .241 .293 .391 .684 98 99 4 1 0 1 2 97
1973 24 BOS AL 58 161 147 16 32 9 1 2 9 1 1 9 32 .218 .269 .333 .602 65 49 4 2 1 2 2 9D/7
1974 25 DET AL 92 289 252 28 68 11 3 4 29 12 3 34 38 .270 .353 .385 .738 111 97 5 0 0 3 6 73/D9
1975 26 DET AL 100 357 332 45 95 14 1 9 36 11 8 16 62 .286 .319 .416 .735 104 138 10 2 3 4 0 79/3D
1976 27 DET AL 115 325 305 36 87 12 3 15 47 9 4 11 44 .285 .313 .492 .804 131 150 11 3 2 4 3 978/3D
1977 28 DET AL 132 497 450 63 118 24 2 21 61 9 9 40 80 .262 .325 .464 .789 109 209 11 3 1 3 2 *9/D
1978 29 MIL AL 128 527 469 71 142 29 4 18 72 11 7 52 69 .303 .370 .497 .867 143 233 10 0 3 3 10 7D93
1979 30 MIL AL 139 572 514 88 145 30 4 29 81 12 5 48 56 .282 .343 .525 .869 131 270 11 2 4 4 12 *79D/3
1980 31 MIL AL 156 660 592 94 180 26 2 41 118 11 9 54 71 .304 .362 .563 .925 153 333 5 5 0 9 19 *7/D98 AS,MVP-13,SS
1981 32 MIL AL 107 452 400 53 97 15 2 14 72 2 2 37 49 .243 .310 .395 .705 107 158 9 6 1 8 10 *7/D8
1982 33 MIL AL 159 677 602 92 147 22 1 34 102 3 5 70 81 .244 .326 .453 .780 118 273 6 4 0 1 13 *7 AS
1983 34 MIL AL 125 483 411 49 115 19 3 13 66 4 6 60 64 .280 .371 .436 .806 129 179 9 4 0 8 12 *7/D AS
1984 35 MIL AL 131 509 461 49 121 16 2 12 60 0 6 44 56 .262 .327 .384 .711 100 177 12 1 1 2 5 *79/D
1985 36 MIL AL 101 394 341 40 99 17 2 10 61 0 2 37 51 .290 .354 .440 .794 118 150 8 2 4 10 3 97/D
1986 37 MIL AL 103 384 346 31 98 20 1 5 53 1 2 30 33 .283 .334 .390 .724 95 135 7 0 1 7 6 7D/9
16 Yrs 1754 6598 5913 784 1615 277 33 235 901 87 70 560 852 .273 .336 .450 .786 118 2663 122 35 21 69 105
162 Game Avg. 162 609 546 72 149 26 3 22 83 8 6 52 79 .273 .336 .450 .786 118 246 11 3 2 6 10
MIL (9 yrs) 1149 4658 4136 567 1144 194 21 176 685 44 44 432 530 .277 .345 .461 .806 124 1908 77 24 14 52 90
DET (4 yrs) 439 1468 1339 172 368 61 9 49 173 41 24 101 224 .275 .326 .444 .770 113 594 37 8 6 14 11
BOS (3 yrs) 166 472 438 45 103 22 3 10 43 2 2 27 98 .235 .282 .368 .650 84 161 8 3 1 3 4

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
1971 22 BOS AL 14 38 -1 -0 0 2 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 7/9
1972 23 BOS AL 94 273 -1 0 1 -5 -3 -8 -1.0 10 2 0.0 .490 .494 0.7 -1.1 7 97
1973 24 BOS AL 58 161 -8 -0 -0 -1 -3 -12 -1.3 6 -6 -0.7 .477 .492 -0.6 -0.3 -6 $16,500 9D/7
1974 25 DET AL 92 289 2 1 0 -2 -4 -2 -0.1 10 9 0.9 .498 .499 1.1 -0.6 10 $18,500 73/D9
1975 26 DET AL 100 357 1 1 -2 -2 -4 -5 -0.5 13 8 0.7 .494 .497 0.9 -0.6 9 79/3D
1976 27 DET AL 115 325 7 1 -2 3 -3 7 0.9 12 19 2.0 .507 .505 1.6 0.1 15 978/3D
1977 28 DET AL 132 497 2 1 -0 3 -5 -0 0.1 18 17 1.8 .500 .500 1.5 -0.2 15 $60,000 *9/D
1978 29 MIL AL 128 527 25 1 0 2 -7 21 2.3 19 40 4.1 .518 .514 4.0 -0.5 38 7D93
1979 30 MIL AL 139 572 17 4 0 -4 -7 10 1.1 20 30 3.0 .507 .506 3.4 -1.1 34 *79D/3
1980 31 MIL AL 156 660 34 -2 2 13 -7 41 4.4 23 63 6.4 .527 .526 5.0 0.8 50 *7/D98 AS,MVP-13,SS
1981 32 MIL AL 107 452 3 -1 -0 -6 -5 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.4 .490 .494 1.2 -1.2 12 *7/D8
1982 33 MIL AL 159 677 14 -1 1 4 -6 12 1.3 23 35 3.4 .508 .508 3.1 -0.3 31 *7 AS
1983 34 MIL AL 125 483 14 -3 0 3 -5 9 1.0 16 25 2.6 .507 .506 2.2 -0.2 22 *7/D AS
1984 35 MIL AL 131 509 1 -2 -2 -8 -6 -16 -1.6 17 1 -0.0 .487 .490 0.9 -1.4 9 *79/D
1985 36 MIL AL 101 394 8 -1 -1 -6 -4 -5 -0.4 13 9 0.8 .495 .497 1.5 -1.1 15 $560,000 97/D
1986 37 MIL AL 103 384 -3 -1 1 2 -6 -7 -0.7 13 6 0.5 .493 .495 0.3 -0.3 4 $766,593 7D/9
16 Seasons 1754 6598 114 -2 -1 -1 -75 35 4.3 230 266 26.2 .502 .503 26.7 -7.8 266 $1,421,593
MIL (9 yrs) 1149 4658 112 -6 1 0 -53 55 6.3 161 216 21.4 .505 .505 21.6 -5.3 216 $1,326,593
DET (4 yrs) 439 1468 12 4 -3 3 -15 -0 0.3 53 53 5.4 .500 .500 5.1 -1.2 50 $78,500
BOS (3 yrs) 166 472 -10 -0 1 -4 -6 -20 -2.3 17 -3 -0.5 .486 .494 -0.0 -1.3 1 $16,500

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
1981 32 MIL AL ALDS NYY L 5 19 18 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .222 .389 4 0 0 1 0 0
1982 33 MIL AL ALCS CAL W 4 16 15 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .133 .188 .333 .521 5 0 1 0 0 0
1982 33 MIL AL WS STL L 7 29 27 4 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 4 .222 .276 .407 .683 11 1 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (3 Series) 16 64 60 5 11 1 1 2 3 0 1 2 14 .183 .222 .333 .556 20 1 1 1 0 1
1 ALDS 5 19 18 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .222 .389 4 0 0 1 0 0
1 ALCS 4 16 15 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .133 .188 .333 .521 5 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 7 29 27 4 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 4 .222 .276 .407 .683 11 1 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 Awards
1971 BOS AL 22 OF 11 7 7 79.2 24 22 1 1 1 .958 2 26 2.60 2.09 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 BOS AL 22 LF 10 6 6 69.0 19 17 1 1 1 .947 1 21 2.35 1.80 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 BOS AL 22 RF 1 1 1 10.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 56 4.22 5.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1972 BOS AL 23 OF 65 58 53 530.0 105 98 5 2 2 .981 -5 -11 1.75 1.58 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 BOS AL 23 RF 33 30 28 283.2 54 52 1 1 1 .981 -3 -12 1.68 1.61 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 BOS AL 23 LF 32 28 25 246.1 51 46 4 1 1 .980 -2 -10 1.83 1.56 .980 1.89 1.89
1973 BOS AL 24 OF 32 28 25 261.0 59 56 2 1 0 .983 -1 -3 2.00 1.81 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 BOS AL 24 RF 29 25 22 230.0 55 52 2 1 0 .982 1 4 2.11 1.86 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 BOS AL 24 DH 16 8
1973 BOS AL 24 LF 4 3 3 31.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -50 0.58 0.50 .975 2.00 2.00
1974 DET AL 25 OF 63 51 35 455.1 95 87 3 5 0 .947 -1 -2 1.78 1.43 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 DET AL 25 LF 61 49 35 441.1 95 87 3 5 0 .947 -1 -3 1.84 1.48 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 DET AL 25 1B 10 9 9 89.2 83 75 8 0 13 1.000 -1 -12 8.33 8.30 .992 9.71 9.66
1974 DET AL 25 DH 5 3
1974 DET AL 25 RF 2 2 0 14.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 43 1.93 1.50 .977 2.19 2.15
1975 DET AL 26 OF 86 85 85 744.2 201 192 4 5 1 .975 -2 -3 2.37 2.28 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 DET AL 26 LF 76 75 75 659.2 175 168 3 4 1 .977 -2 -4 2.33 2.25 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 DET AL 26 RF 10 10 10 85.0 26 24 1 1 0 .962 0 4 2.65 2.50 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 DET AL 26 1B 5 4 4 39.0 44 40 4 0 4 1.000 1 18 10.15 8.80 .990 9.83 9.82
1975 DET AL 26 DH 2 0
1976 DET AL 27 OF 64 58 50 522.0 145 136 7 2 0 .986 4 9 2.47 2.23 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 DET AL 27 RF 36 33 31 303.0 79 74 3 2 0 .975 2 7 2.29 2.14 .980 2.21 2.22
1976 DET AL 27 LF 16 14 12 127.0 29 25 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 2.06 1.81 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 DET AL 27 CF 12 11 7 92.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 4 46 3.62 3.08 .984 2.98 2.99
1976 DET AL 27 1B 9 9 9 75.0 100 98 1 1 13 .990 -0 -8 11.88 11.00 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 DET AL 27 DH 1 0
1977 DET AL 28 OF 118 113 108 1026.0 252 236 10 6 3 .976 3 3 2.16 2.08 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 DET AL 28 RF 118 113 108 1026.0 255 239 10 6 3 .976 3 3 2.18 2.11 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 DET AL 28 DH 2 1
1978 MIL AL 29 OF 89 84 78 741.1 196 187 5 4 0 .980 3 4 2.33 2.16 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 MIL AL 29 LF 65 63 61 557.0 153 145 5 3 0 .980 2 3 2.42 2.31 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 MIL AL 29 DH 27 26
1978 MIL AL 29 RF 25 21 17 184.1 43 42 0 1 0 .977 1 7 2.05 1.68 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 MIL AL 29 1B 11 9 6 80.0 93 88 3 2 4 .978 -1 -10 10.24 8.27 .992 10.05 9.95
1979 MIL AL 30 OF 120 113 103 1006.0 263 252 7 4 0 .985 -2 -3 2.32 2.16 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 MIL AL 30 LF 102 95 85 822.2 215 208 6 1 0 .995 2 2 2.34 2.10 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 MIL AL 30 RF 24 18 18 183.1 48 44 1 3 0 .938 -4 -26 2.21 1.88 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 MIL AL 30 DH 13 12
1979 MIL AL 30 1B 9 5 4 61.1 72 68 3 1 3 .986 -1 -27 10.42 7.89 .992 10.08 9.96
1980 MIL AL 31 OF 152 150 146 1332.0 411 384 18 9 3 .978 13 12 2.72 2.64 .979 2.47 2.46 AS,MVP-13,SS
1980 MIL AL 31 LF 150 148 144 1311.0 404 377 18 9 2 .978 13 12 2.71 2.63 .980 2.35 2.35 AS,MVP-13,SS
1980 MIL AL 31 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-13,SS
1980 MIL AL 31 RF 2 2 2 18.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.50 .973 2.15 2.10 AS,MVP-13,SS
1980 MIL AL 31 CF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 3.00 2.90 AS,MVP-13,SS
1981 MIL AL 32 OF 101 100 92 892.0 218 211 3 4 1 .982 -6 -8 2.16 2.12 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 MIL AL 32 LF 100 97 91 870.0 211 204 3 4 1 .981 -6 -8 2.14 2.07 .979 2.38 2.38
1981 MIL AL 32 DH 6 6
1981 MIL AL 32 CF 3 3 1 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 2.05 1.67 .988 2.90 2.90
1982 MIL AL 33 LF 159 156 151 1395.1 380 358 15 7 2 .982 4 3 2.41 2.35 .981 2.29 2.28 AS
1982 MIL AL 33 OF 159 156 151 1395.1 381 359 15 7 3 .982 4 3 2.41 2.35 .982 2.47 2.46 AS
1983 MIL AL 34 LF 113 108 103 961.1 271 259 8 4 1 .985 3 4 2.50 2.36 .977 2.32 2.30 AS
1983 MIL AL 34 OF 113 108 103 961.1 271 259 8 4 1 .985 3 4 2.50 2.36 .981 2.50 2.48 AS
1983 MIL AL 34 DH 8 4 AS
1984 MIL AL 35 OF 125 117 103 1053.2 270 256 6 8 1 .970 -8 -9 2.24 2.10 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 MIL AL 35 LF 113 97 93 891.2 223 210 6 7 1 .969 -7 -9 2.18 1.91 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 MIL AL 35 RF 23 20 10 162.0 39 38 0 1 0 .974 -1 -9 2.11 1.65 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 MIL AL 35 DH 1 1
1985 MIL AL 36 OF 91 87 73 774.2 201 190 4 7 0 .965 -6 -10 2.25 2.13 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 MIL AL 36 RF 54 51 37 437.1 112 105 3 4 0 .964 -2 -6 2.22 2.00 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 MIL AL 36 LF 48 36 36 337.1 86 82 2 2 0 .977 -4 -14 2.24 1.75 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 MIL AL 36 DH 4 4
1986 MIL AL 37 LF 50 48 25 371.1 110 105 4 1 1 .991 3 9 2.64 2.18 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 MIL AL 37 OF 50 49 25 379.1 110 105 4 1 1 .991 2 7 2.59 2.18 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 MIL AL 37 DH 42 41
1986 MIL AL 37 RF 2 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -75 0.00 0.00 2.14 2.10
16 Seasons OF 1439 1364 1237 12154.1 3202 3030 102 70 17 .978 2 0 2.32 2.18 .981 2.44 2.42
15 Seasons LF 1099 1023 945 9092.0 2424 2293 82 49 11 .980 2 0 2.35 2.16 .979 2.26 2.25
13 Seasons RF 359 327 284 2945.1 722 681 21 20 4 .972 -4 -1 2.15 1.96 .977 2.14 2.13
5 Seasons 1B 44 36 32 345.0 392 369 19 4 37 .990 -3 -10 10.12 8.82 .992 9.90 9.86
3 Seasons CF 16 14 8 117.0 43 43 0 0 0 1.000 3 34 3.31 2.69 .984 2.97 2.97
16 Seasons TOT 1483 1400 1269 12499.1 3594 3399 121 74 54 .979 -1 -0 2.53 2.37 .982 2.64 2.64
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1992 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1980 AL (13, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

Silver Sluggers
1980 AL (OF)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1980 AL  6.5 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1980 AL  6.5 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1978 AL  .303 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1978 AL  .497 (9th)
1980 AL  .563 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1978 AL  .867 (9th)
1980 AL  .925 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1981 AL  107 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1980 AL  180 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1980 AL  333 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  29 (7th)
1980 AL  41 (1st)
1982 AL  34 (4th)
Career  235 (236th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1980 AL  118 (2nd)
1981 AL  72 (3rd)
1982 AL  102 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1978 AL  143 (8th)
1980 AL  153 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1980 AL  121 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1978 AL  27 (10th)
1980 AL  42 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1978 AL  2.7 (10th)
1980 AL  4.1 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  63 (9th)
1980 AL  69 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1978 AL  .678 (9th)
1980 AL  .709 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (5th)
1981 AL  8 (3rd)
1983 AL  8 (7th)
1985 AL  10 (4th)
Career  69 (149th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  10 (4th)
1979 AL  12 (3rd)
1980 AL  19 (1st)
1981 AL  10 (2nd)
1982 AL  13 (4th)
1983 AL  12 (6th)
Career  105 (113th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1979 AL  17.0 (9th)
1980 AL  17.3 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1979 AL  17.7 (9th)
1980 AL  14.4 (2nd)
1982 AL  17.7 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1981 AL  323 (6th)
1982 AL  467 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1980 AL  38.16 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Career  21.1 (175th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1978 AL  3.0 (7th)
1980 AL  4.1 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1980 AL  3.8 (6th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  150 (2nd)
1981 AL  100 (3rd)
1982 AL  159 (1st)
Career  1,099 (52nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  208 (5th)
1980 AL  377 (2nd)
1981 AL  204 (5th)
1982 AL  358 (1st)
Career  2,293 (36th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  18 (1st)
1982 AL  15 (2nd)
1983 AL  8 (5th)
Career  82 (44th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (1st)
1981 AL  4 (5th)
1982 AL  7 (5th)
1984 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  49 (60th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 AL  1 (3rd)
1972 AL  1 (4th)
1975 AL  1 (4th)
1980 AL  2 (2nd)
1981 AL  1 (3rd)
1982 AL  2 (2nd)
1983 AL  1 (4th)
1986 AL  1 (4th)
Career  11 (78th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  239 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1982 AL  159 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1980 AL  18 (2nd)
1982 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  13 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1979 AL  2.34 (2nd)
1980 AL  2.71 (3rd)
1982 AL  2.41 (5th)
1983 AL  2.50 (4th)
Career  2.37 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  2.10 (2nd)
1980 AL  2.63 (3rd)
1982 AL  2.35 (3rd)
1983 AL  2.36 (4th)
Career  2.16 (34th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  .978 (2nd)
1981 AL  .981 (4th)
1983 AL  .985 (4th)
Career  .980 (82nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1977 AL  2.18 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  2.11 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  .976 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1980 AL  13 (5th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (431), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 38 (655), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 32 (599), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (845), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (76th), 26.2 career WAR/23.4 7yr-peak WAR/24.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197324Boston Red Sox$16,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197425Detroit Tigers$18,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197728Detroit Tigers$60,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
198536Milwaukee Brewers$560,0001985 USA Today survey
198637Milwaukee Brewers$766,5931986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,421,593
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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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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