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Al Oliver

Albert Oliver (Scoop) (twitter: @Alscoop16)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 14, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH
High School: Portsmouth HS (Portsmouth, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1968 (Age 21.345, 10,373rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Rangers/Expos/Giants/BlueJays/... 1968-1985
Agents: Howard Mandell, previously: Tom Reich [*]
Last Game: October 5, 1985 (Age 38.356)
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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
1968 21 PIT NL 4 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -24 1 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1969 22 PIT NL 129 502 463 55 132 19 2 17 70 8 5 21 38 .285 .333 .445 .778 118 206 18 13 3 2 11 37/9 RoY-2
1970 23 PIT NL 151 609 551 63 149 33 5 12 83 1 1 35 35 .270 .326 .414 .740 100 228 10 14 2 7 8 397
1971 24 PIT NL 143 573 529 69 149 31 7 14 64 4 3 27 72 .282 .317 .446 .763 113 236 14 5 2 10 2 *83
1972 ★ 25 PIT NL 140 612 565 88 176 27 4 12 89 2 4 34 44 .312 .352 .437 .789 126 247 13 5 1 7 4 *8/3 AS,MVP-7
1973 26 PIT NL 158 690 654 90 191 38 7 20 99 6 0 22 52 .292 .316 .463 .779 116 303 18 5 0 9 1 *83 MVP-23
1974 27 PIT NL 147 661 617 96 198 38 12 11 85 10 1 33 58 .321 .358 .475 .832 136 293 20 5 1 5 1 83 MVP-7
1975 ★ 28 PIT NL 155 666 628 90 176 39 8 18 84 4 2 25 73 .280 .309 .454 .763 112 285 19 5 0 8 3 *8/3 AS
1976 ★ 29 PIT NL 121 481 443 62 143 22 5 12 61 6 2 26 29 .323 .363 .476 .839 137 211 13 5 1 6 7 8/3 AS,MVP-12
1977 30 PIT NL 154 622 568 75 175 29 6 19 82 13 16 40 38 .308 .353 .481 .834 120 273 11 4 2 8 9 *78 MVP-16
1978 31 TEX AL 133 568 525 65 170 35 5 14 89 8 9 31 41 .324 .358 .490 .848 137 257 7 2 1 9 6 7D/8 MVP-14
1979 32 TEX AL 136 538 492 69 159 28 4 12 76 4 5 34 34 .323 .367 .470 .836 127 231 14 4 1 7 8 *87D
1980 ★ 33 TEX AL 163 709 656 96 209 43 3 19 117 5 7 39 47 .319 .357 .480 .838 132 315 14 5 1 8 9 *79/D3 AS,MVP-11,SS
1981 ★ 34 TEX AL 102 448 421 53 130 29 1 4 55 3 0 24 28 .309 .348 .411 .759 125 173 17 2 0 1 10 *D/3 AS,MVP-16,SS
1982 ★ 35 MON NL 160 687 617 90 204 43 2 22 109 5 2 61 59 .331 .392 .514 .906 150 317 11 4 1 4 15 *3 AS,MVP-3,SS
1983 ★ 36 MON NL 157 664 614 70 184 38 3 8 84 1 3 44 44 .300 .347 .410 .757 111 252 21 2 1 3 17 *3/9 AS,MVP-19
1984 37 TOT NL 119 460 432 36 130 26 2 0 48 3 4 27 36 .301 .343 .370 .714 103 160 23 1 0 0 6 3/7
1984 37 SFG NL 91 360 339 27 101 19 2 0 34 2 2 20 27 .298 .339 .366 .705 101 124 19 1 0 0 4 3
1984 37 PHI NL 28 100 93 9 29 7 0 0 14 1 2 7 9 .312 .360 .387 .747 109 36 4 0 0 0 2 3/7
1985 38 TOT MLB 96 280 266 21 67 11 1 5 31 1 0 12 24 .252 .286 .357 .643 75 95 11 1 0 1 2 D7/3
1985 38 LAD NL 35 85 79 1 20 5 0 0 8 1 0 5 11 .253 .294 .316 .611 74 25 3 0 0 1 0 7
1985 38 TOR AL 61 195 187 20 47 6 1 5 23 0 0 7 13 .251 .282 .374 .656 76 70 8 1 0 0 2 D/3
18 Yrs 2368 9778 9049 1189 2743 529 77 219 1326 84 64 535 756 .303 .344 .451 .795 121 4083 254 82 17 95 119
162 Game Avg. 162 669 619 81 188 36 5 15 91 6 4 37 52 .303 .344 .451 .795 121 279 17 6 1 6 8
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
PIT (10 yrs) 1302 5424 5026 689 1490 276 56 135 717 54 34 263 443 .296 .335 .454 .789 119 2283 136 61 12 62 46
TEX (4 yrs) 534 2263 2094 283 668 135 13 49 337 20 21 128 150 .319 .358 .466 .824 131 976 52 13 3 25 33
MON (2 yrs) 317 1351 1231 160 388 81 5 30 193 6 5 105 103 .315 .370 .462 .832 131 569 32 6 2 7 32
SFG (1 yr) 91 360 339 27 101 19 2 0 34 2 2 20 27 .298 .339 .366 .705 101 124 19 1 0 0 4
PHI (1 yr) 28 100 93 9 29 7 0 0 14 1 2 7 9 .312 .360 .387 .747 109 36 4 0 0 0 2
LAD (1 yr) 35 85 79 1 20 5 0 0 8 1 0 5 11 .253 .294 .316 .611 74 25 3 0 0 1 0
TOR (1 yr) 61 195 187 20 47 6 1 5 23 0 0 7 13 .251 .282 .374 .656 76 70 8 1 0 0 2
NL (14 yrs) 1773 7320 6768 886 2028 388 63 165 966 64 43 400 593 .300 .342 .449 .790 120 3037 194 68 14 70 84
AL (5 yrs) 595 2458 2281 303 715 141 14 54 360 20 21 135 163 .313 .352 .459 .811 126 1046 60 14 3 25 35

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
1968 21 PIT NL 4 8 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /9
1969 22 PIT NL 129 502 9 -2 -2 4 -7 2 0.3 17 19 2.0 .502 .501 1.5 -0.3 15 37/9 RoY-2
1970 23 PIT NL 151 609 2 0 0 5 -8 -1 0.0 21 20 2.0 .499 .499 1.3 -0.2 15 397
1971 24 PIT NL 143 573 6 1 0 2 -2 7 0.9 20 27 2.9 .506 .505 2.6 0.1 25 *83
1972 ★ 25 PIT NL 140 612 16 2 1 -8 -1 10 1.3 19 30 3.1 .508 .507 3.9 -0.9 38 *8/3 AS,MVP-7
1973 26 PIT NL 158 690 14 3 -0 -20 -3 -6 -0.9 22 15 1.3 .495 .496 3.5 -2.6 35 *83 MVP-23
1974 27 PIT NL 147 661 24 5 -2 1 -3 26 2.8 20 46 4.7 .519 .517 4.5 -0.2 45 $80,000 83 MVP-7
1975 ★ 28 PIT NL 155 666 9 4 -1 1 -0 12 1.2 22 34 3.4 .509 .508 3.1 0.1 32 *8/3 AS
1976 ★ 29 PIT NL 121 481 19 4 -1 2 -0 24 2.6 16 39 4.1 .522 .516 3.8 0.2 37 8/3 AS,MVP-12
1977 30 PIT NL 154 622 18 -3 -1 8 -6 16 1.6 20 36 3.6 .511 .511 2.7 0.2 28 $165,000 *78 MVP-16
1978 31 TEX AL 133 568 20 -3 0 3 -7 14 1.6 20 34 3.5 .512 .509 3.2 -0.4 31 7D/8 MVP-14
1979 32 TEX AL 136 538 19 -2 1 -3 -3 13 1.4 19 32 3.2 .509 .508 3.4 -0.5 35 *87D
1980 ★ 33 TEX AL 163 709 24 -3 2 -6 -7 10 1.2 24 34 3.4 .506 .506 4.0 -1.2 40 *79/D3 AS,MVP-11,SS
1981 ★ 34 TEX AL 102 448 9 2 -1 -0 -10 0 0.1 15 15 1.5 .501 .500 1.5 -1.1 15 *D/3 AS,MVP-16,SS
1982 ★ 35 MON NL 160 687 42 -0 1 -9 -9 26 2.9 23 49 5.2 .518 .517 6.0 -1.9 58 $800,000 *3 AS,MVP-3,SS
1983 ★ 36 MON NL 157 664 7 -1 -2 -2 -8 -6 -0.9 23 16 1.4 .495 .496 1.6 -1.2 19 *3/9 AS,MVP-19
1984 37 SFG NL 91 360 -0 -1 -2 -13 -4 -21 -2.3 12 -9 -1.1 .474 .486 0.3 -1.9 5 3
1984 37 PHI NL 28 100 3 -0 -1 -2 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.4 -0.3 4 3/7
1985 38 LAD NL 35 85 -3 0 -0 -3 -0 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .478 .495 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $750,000 7
1985 38 TOR AL 61 195 -6 1 -1 -0 -6 -12 -1.2 7 -6 -0.6 .479 .492 -0.6 -0.6 -5 D/3
18 Seasons 2368 9778 229 8 -7 -38 -86 105 11.6 326 431 43.4 .505 .505 46.5 -13.3 469 $1,795,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (10 yrs) 1302 5424 115 14 -5 -3 -31 89 9.8 177 266 27.1 .508 .507 26.8 -3.7 269 $245,000
TEX (4 yrs) 534 2263 72 -5 3 -6 -26 38 4.2 78 116 11.6 .507 .506 12.2 -3.2 121
MON (2 yrs) 317 1351 49 -1 -1 -11 -17 19 2.0 46 65 6.6 .507 .507 7.6 -3.1 76 $800,000
SFG (1 yr) 91 360 -0 -1 -2 -13 -4 -21 -2.3 12 -9 -1.1 .474 .486 0.3 -1.9 5
PHI (1 yr) 28 100 3 -0 -1 -2 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.4 -0.3 4
LAD (1 yr) 35 85 -3 0 -0 -3 -0 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .478 .495 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $750,000
TOR (1 yr) 61 195 -6 1 -1 -0 -6 -12 -1.2 7 -6 -0.6 .479 .492 -0.6 -0.6 -5

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
1970 23 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 2 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0 1
1971 24 PIT NL NLCS SFG W 4 13 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 .250 .308 .500 .808 6 0 0 0 0 0
1971 ❍ 24 PIT NL WS BAL W 5 21 19 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .211 .286 .316 .602 6 0 0 0 0 1
1972 25 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 5 21 20 3 5 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .600 .850 12 0 0 1 0 0
1974 27 PIT NL NLCS LAD L 4 16 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 2 0 0 0 0 0
1975 28 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 3 13 11 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 .182 .308 .455 .762 5 0 0 0 0 0
1985 38 TOR AL ALCS KCR L 5 9 8 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .944 4 0 1 0 0 0
6 Yrs (7 Series) 28 102 92 8 21 5 1 3 17 0 0 8 14 .228 .297 .402 .699 37 0 1 1 0 2
1 ALCS 5 9 8 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .944 4 0 1 0 0 0
5 NLCS 18 72 65 7 14 2 1 3 12 0 0 6 9 .215 .282 .415 .697 27 0 0 1 0 1
1 WS 5 21 19 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .211 .286 .316 .602 6 0 0 0 0 1

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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
1968 PIT NL 21 OF 1 1 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.70 3.00 .973 1.98 2.00
1968 PIT NL 21 RF 1 1 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.70 3.00 .980 1.98 2.00
1969 PIT NL 22 1B 106 97 92 861.0 926 869 49 8 87 .991 4 6 9.60 8.66 .992 9.83 9.76 RoY-2
1969 PIT NL 22 OF 21 20 11 165.0 44 42 1 1 0 .977 -0 -1 2.35 2.05 .973 2.02 2.01 RoY-2
1969 PIT NL 22 LF 13 12 4 95.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.80 1.46 .963 1.69 1.68 RoY-2
1969 PIT NL 22 RF 8 8 7 70.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 0 3 2.44 2.38 .975 1.84 1.82 RoY-2
1970 PIT NL 23 OF 80 79 62 680.1 142 136 4 2 1 .986 4 8 1.85 1.75 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 PIT NL 23 1B 77 64 59 575.1 637 582 48 7 68 .989 1 2 9.86 8.18 .992 9.68 9.64
1970 PIT NL 23 RF 54 52 45 454.2 108 103 3 2 0 .981 5 12 2.10 1.96 .976 1.99 1.98
1970 PIT NL 23 LF 28 27 17 225.2 35 34 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -2 1.40 1.25 .971 1.75 1.75
1971 PIT NL 24 CF 116 112 106 997.2 319 309 4 6 2 .981 3 4 2.82 2.70 .982 2.64 2.64
1971 PIT NL 24 OF 116 112 106 997.2 315 305 4 6 2 .981 3 4 2.79 2.66 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 PIT NL 24 1B 25 21 20 192.2 203 192 11 0 16 1.000 -1 -9 9.48 8.12 .992 9.88 9.87
1972 PIT NL 25 CF 138 136 130 1223.1 343 334 4 5 1 .985 -8 -8 2.49 2.45 .980 2.60 2.61 AS,MVP-7
1972 PIT NL 25 OF 138 136 130 1223.1 341 332 4 5 1 .985 -8 -8 2.47 2.43 .978 2.18 2.19 AS,MVP-7
1972 PIT NL 25 1B 3 2 2 22.0 21 21 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -11 8.59 7.00 .992 9.74 9.77 AS,MVP-7
1973 PIT NL 26 CF 109 108 106 965.1 253 239 5 9 0 .964 -18 -23 2.27 2.24 .980 2.63 2.63 MVP-23
1973 PIT NL 26 OF 109 108 106 965.1 252 238 5 9 0 .964 -18 -23 2.27 2.23 .977 2.23 2.23 MVP-23
1973 PIT NL 26 1B 50 48 47 431.1 489 454 31 4 42 .992 -2 -4 10.12 9.70 .992 9.83 9.83 MVP-23
1974 PIT NL 27 CF 98 96 93 886.2 298 291 3 4 1 .987 -0 -1 2.98 3.00 .985 2.77 2.77 MVP-7
1974 PIT NL 27 OF 98 96 93 886.2 291 284 3 4 1 .986 -0 -1 2.91 2.93 .979 2.27 2.27 MVP-7
1974 PIT NL 27 1B 49 48 46 413.2 444 418 23 3 28 .993 2 6 9.59 9.00 .991 9.94 9.93 MVP-7
1975 PIT NL 28 CF 153 148 143 1322.1 384 374 5 5 3 .987 2 2 2.58 2.48 .984 2.72 2.72 AS
1975 PIT NL 28 OF 153 148 143 1322.1 390 380 5 5 3 .987 2 2 2.62 2.52 .978 2.29 2.28 AS
1975 PIT NL 28 1B 4 3 2 24.0 30 29 1 0 3 1.000 -0 -20 11.25 7.50 .990 9.98 9.95 AS
1976 PIT NL 29 CF 106 105 98 935.2 316 307 4 5 0 .984 2 3 2.99 2.93 .984 2.85 2.84 AS,MVP-12
1976 PIT NL 29 OF 106 105 98 935.2 310 301 4 5 0 .984 2 3 2.93 2.88 .979 2.34 2.33 AS,MVP-12
1976 PIT NL 29 1B 3 3 2 23.2 26 26 0 0 5 1.000 -0 -5 9.89 8.67 .991 9.96 9.93 AS,MVP-12
1977 PIT NL 30 OF 148 147 104 1269.0 317 305 6 6 1 .981 8 8 2.21 2.10 .978 2.26 2.26 MVP-16
1977 PIT NL 30 LF 133 110 92 1000.1 224 215 4 5 1 .978 12 14 1.97 1.65 .972 1.93 1.93 MVP-16
1977 PIT NL 30 CF 41 37 12 268.2 97 94 2 1 0 .990 -4 -16 3.22 2.34 .986 2.73 2.74 MVP-16
1978 TEX AL 31 OF 107 107 99 935.0 230 219 8 3 1 .987 3 4 2.19 2.12 .979 2.47 2.45 MVP-14
1978 TEX AL 31 LF 100 100 93 877.0 202 192 7 3 1 .985 0 0 2.04 1.99 .974 2.21 2.19 MVP-14
1978 TEX AL 31 DH 26 26 MVP-14
1978 TEX AL 31 CF 8 7 6 58.0 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 3 60 3.88 3.13 .984 2.96 2.94 MVP-14
1979 TEX AL 32 OF 119 115 107 988.1 276 260 9 7 2 .975 -3 -3 2.45 2.26 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 TEX AL 32 CF 71 68 63 588.2 171 160 5 6 2 .965 -8 -16 2.52 2.32 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 TEX AL 32 LF 49 47 44 399.2 100 96 3 1 0 .990 5 16 2.23 2.02 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 TEX AL 32 DH 10 6
1980 TEX AL 33 OF 157 155 140 1340.2 332 314 9 9 2 .973 -6 -6 2.17 2.06 .979 2.47 2.46 AS,MVP-11,SS
1980 TEX AL 33 LF 141 139 124 1194.1 304 287 9 8 2 .974 -4 -5 2.23 2.10 .980 2.35 2.35 AS,MVP-11,SS
1980 TEX AL 33 RF 16 16 16 146.1 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 1.54 1.56 .975 2.13 2.12 AS,MVP-11,SS
1980 TEX AL 33 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-11,SS
1980 TEX AL 33 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 10.00 AS,MVP-11,SS
1981 TEX AL 34 DH 101 101 AS,MVP-16,SS
1981 TEX AL 34 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 18.00 2.00 .995 9.90 10.00 AS,MVP-16,SS
1982 MON NL 35 1B 159 159 131 1379.1 1397 1286 92 19 96 .986 -9 -7 8.99 8.67 .992 10.23 10.26 AS,MVP-3,SS
1983 MON NL 36 1B 153 152 106 1301.0 1338 1207 118 13 93 .990 -2 -2 9.17 8.66 .992 9.96 9.92 AS,MVP-19
1983 MON NL 36 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30 AS,MVP-19
1983 MON NL 36 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00 AS,MVP-19
1984 TOT NL 37 1B 101 97 63 808.1 887 814 60 13 58 .985 -14 -21 9.73 8.65 .992 9.86 9.83
1984 SFG NL 37 1B 82 80 53 666.1 731 665 55 11 50 .985 -13 -24 9.72 8.78 .992 9.86 9.83
1984 PHI NL 37 1B 19 17 10 142.0 156 149 5 2 8 .987 -1 -5 9.76 8.11 .992 9.86 9.83
1984 PHI NL 37 LF 5 5 2 38.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -35 1.18 1.00 .972 2.04 2.02
1984 PHI NL 37 OF 5 5 2 38.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -35 1.18 1.00 .980 2.27 2.26
1985 LAD NL 38 LF 17 17 6 124.0 17 13 2 2 0 .882 -3 -32 1.09 0.88 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 LAD NL 38 OF 17 17 6 124.0 17 13 2 2 0 .882 -3 -32 1.09 0.88 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 TOR AL 38 DH 59 48
1985 TOR AL 38 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 13.50 3.00 .990 9.90 9.70
16 Seasons OF 1376 1351 1208 11882.1 3265 3136 65 64 14 .980 -17 -2 2.42 2.33 .978 2.30 2.29
9 Seasons CF 840 817 757 7246.1 2206 2132 33 41 9 .981 -28 -5 2.69 2.58 .983 2.72 2.72
14 Seasons 1B 733 694 570 6036.1 6404 5904 433 67 499 .990 -22 -4 9.45 8.65 .992 9.95 9.92
8 Seasons LF 486 457 382 3954.0 906 859 28 19 5 .979 8 2 2.02 1.83 .976 2.13 2.12
5 Seasons DH 200 185
5 Seasons RF 80 77 69 682.0 156 150 3 3 0 .981 4 6 2.02 1.91 .976 2.00 1.99
18 Seasons TOT 2109 2045 1778 17918.2 9669 9040 498 131 513 .986 -38 -3 4.79 4.52 .987 4.87 4.94
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
  • 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

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA ( 4.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 NL (7, 15%)
1973 NL (23, 2%)
1974 NL (7, 26%)
1976 NL (12, 9%)
1977 NL (16, 3%)
1978 AL (14, 7%)
1980 AL (11, 8%)
1981 AL (16, 2%)
1982 NL (3, 52%)
1983 NL (19, 1%)
1.25 Career Shares (189th)

Silver Sluggers
1980 AL (OF)
1981 AL (DH)
1982 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1976 June NL Player of the Month
1982 June NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Aug 18th NL Player of the Week
1975 Jul 6th NL Player of the Week
1976 Jun 13th NL Player of the Week
1978 Jul 30th AL Player of the Week
1980 Sep 21st AL Player of the Week
1981 May 31st AL Player of the Week
1982 Aug 15th NL Player of the Week

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1982 NL  5.2 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1982 NL  6.0 (4th)
Career  46.5 (202nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1972 NL  .312 (6th)
1974 NL  .321 (2nd)
1977 NL  .308 (10th)
1978 AL  .324 (2nd)
1979 AL  .323 (5th)
1980 AL  .319 (8th)
1981 AL  .309 (9th)
1982 NL  .331 (1st)
1983 NL  .300 (9th)
Career  .303 (168th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1982 NL  .392 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1974 NL  .475 (9th)
1982 NL  .514 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1982 NL  .906 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1980 AL  163 (1st)
1982 NL  160 (8th)
1983 NL  157 (10th)
Career  2,368 (92nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1973 NL  654 (4th)
1974 NL  617 (8th)
1975 NL  628 (5th)
1980 AL  656 (2nd)
1981 AL  421 (6th)
1983 NL  614 (9th)
Career  9,049 (67th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1973 NL  690 (10th)
1980 AL  709 (6th)
1983 NL  664 (10th)
Career  9,778 (95th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1972 NL  88 (8th)
1975 NL  90 (10th)
1980 AL  96 (10th)
1982 NL  90 (10th)
Career  1,189 (183rd)

Hits s c a p y
1972 NL  176 (8th)
1973 NL  191 (5th)
1974 NL  198 (4th)
1977 NL  175 (10th)
1978 AL  170 (8th)
1980 AL  209 (4th)
1981 AL  130 (6th)
1982 NL  204 (1st)
1983 NL  184 (4th)
Career  2,743 (55th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1973 NL  303 (5th)
1974 NL  293 (5th)
1975 NL  285 (6th)
1980 AL  315 (5th)
1982 NL  317 (1st)
Career  4,083 (79th)

Doubles s c a p y
1971 NL  31 (8th)
1973 NL  38 (2nd)
1974 NL  38 (2nd)
1975 NL  39 (3rd)
1978 AL  35 (6th)
1980 AL  43 (2nd)
1981 AL  29 (2nd)
1982 NL  43 (1st)
1983 NL  38 (1st)
Career  529 (38th)

Triples s c a p y
1971 NL  7 (10th)
1973 NL  7 (8th)
1974 NL  12 (2nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1972 NL  89 (10th)
1973 NL  99 (7th)
1980 AL  117 (4th)
1982 NL  109 (1st)
Career  1,326 (99th)

Singles s c a p y
1972 NL  133 (4th)
1980 AL  144 (5th)
1981 AL  96 (6th)
1982 NL  137 (6th)
1983 NL  135 (6th)
Career  1,918 (62nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1974 NL  136 (9th)
1982 NL  150 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1974 NL  101 (10th)
1980 AL  108 (10th)
1982 NL  125 (1st)
Career  1,347 (134th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1982 NL  43 (2nd)
Career  244 (202nd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1980 AL  2.8 (10th)
1982 NL  4.4 (2nd)
Career  24.7 (187th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1973 NL  65 (5th)
1974 NL  61 (4th)
1975 NL  65 (5th)
1980 AL  65 (7th)
1982 NL  67 (1st)
Career  825 (99th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1980 AL  253 (10th)
1982 NL  269 (2nd)
Career  3,360 (130th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1982 NL  .756 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1969 NL  13 (4th)
1970 NL  14 (2nd)
1971 NL  5 (9th)
1976 NL  5 (9th)
Career  82 (152nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1970 NL  7 (5th)
1971 NL  10 (2nd)
1972 NL  7 (10th)
1973 NL  9 (3rd)
1975 NL  8 (6th)
1977 NL  8 (5th)
1978 AL  9 (7th)
Career  95 (46th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 AL  10 (2nd)
1982 NL  15 (5th)
1983 NL  17 (3rd)
Career  119 (83rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1969 NL  18 (5th)
1973 NL  18 (10th)
1974 NL  20 (5th)
1975 NL  19 (4th)
1981 AL  17 (2nd)
1983 NL  21 (1st)
1984 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  254 (29th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1977 NL  16 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1969 NL  12.2 (10th)
1970 NL  15.7 (5th)
1977 NL  14.9 (6th)
1979 AL  14.5 (6th)
1980 AL  14.0 (7th)
1981 AL  15.0 (6th)
1983 NL  14.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1973 NL  490 (5th)
1975 NL  481 (5th)
1980 AL  477 (7th)
Career  6,736 (70th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1982 NL  46.34 (2nd)
Career  305.02 (119th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Career  24.6 (148th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1982 NL  4.1 (3rd)
Career  23.6 (159th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1980 AL  3.3 (9th)
1982 NL  4.7 (2nd)
Career  31.0 (109th)

Putoutss c a p y
1983 NL  1,207 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1982 NL  159 (3rd)
1983 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1983 NL  1,207 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1983 NL  118 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1970 NL  7 (5th)
1982 NL  19 (1st)
1983 NL  13 (1st)
1984 NL  13 (2nd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  141 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  215 (5th)
1980 AL  287 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 AL  7 (5th)
1980 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1980 AL  2 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  138 (3rd)
1975 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  309 (4th)
1972 NL  334 (5th)
1975 NL  374 (2nd)
1976 NL  307 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  6 (4th)
1972 NL  5 (4th)
1973 NL  9 (2nd)
1975 NL  5 (5th)
1976 NL  5 (5th)
1979 AL  6 (4th)
Career  41 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  2 (3rd)
1975 NL  3 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  153 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  380 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1979 AL  7 (5th)
1980 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1975 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1969 NL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  12 (2nd)
1979 AL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1977 NL  1.97 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1.65 (5th)
1978 AL  1.99 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  .978 (3rd)
1980 AL  .974 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.82 (3rd)
1974 NL  2.98 (3rd)
1976 NL  2.99 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  2.70 (1st)
1974 NL  3.00 (1st)
1976 NL  2.93 (2nd)
Career  2.58 (77th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  .981 (4th)
1972 NL  .985 (5th)
1975 NL  .987 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 NL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1971 NL  2.79 (2nd)
1974 NL  2.91 (4th)
1976 NL  2.93 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1971 NL  2.66 (1st)
1974 NL  2.93 (1st)
1976 NL  2.88 (2nd)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 16 (144), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 127 (143), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 116 (126), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 40 (165), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (49th), 43.4 career WAR/27.9 7yr-peak WAR/35.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1974 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $80,000 ? 2/15/75 TSN
1977 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $165,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1982 35 Montreal Expos $800,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide
1985 38 Los Angeles Dodgers $750,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,795,000
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 + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Al Oliver statistiques
Japanese: アル・オリバー 統計

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