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Larry Owen

Lawrence Thomas Owen

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 31, 1955 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Tecumseh HS (New Carlisle, OH)
School: Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 17th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 14, 1981 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1987 [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Braves 1981-1988

Final Game: September 25, 1988 (Age 33)
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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
1981 26 ATL NL 13 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .059 .000 .059 -82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1982 27 ATL NL 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 170 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1983 28 ATL NL 17 17 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 .118 .118 .118 .235 -36 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
1985 30 ATL NL 26 82 71 7 17 3 0 2 12 0 0 8 17 .239 .313 .366 .679 86 26 2 0 2 1 3 2
1987 32 KCR AL 76 188 164 17 31 6 0 5 14 0 0 16 51 .189 .260 .317 .577 51 52 5 0 7 1 0 2
1988 33 KCR AL 37 94 81 5 17 1 0 1 3 0 0 9 23 .210 .304 .259 .564 60 21 0 2 2 0 0 2
6 Yrs 171 401 352 30 68 11 0 8 30 0 1 34 98 .193 .267 .293 .559 51 103 7 2 11 2 3
162 Game Avg. 162 380 333 28 64 10 0 8 28 0 1 32 93 .193 .267 .293 .559 51 98 7 2 10 2 3
ATL (4 yrs) 58 119 107 8 20 4 0 2 13 0 1 9 24 .187 .248 .280 .528 45 30 2 0 2 1 3
KCR (2 yrs) 113 282 245 22 48 7 0 6 17 0 0 25 74 .196 .275 .298 .573 54 73 5 2 9 1 0
NL (4 yrs) 58 119 107 8 20 4 0 2 13 0 1 9 24 .187 .248 .280 .528 45 30 2 0 2 1 3
AL (2 yrs) 113 282 245 22 48 7 0 6 17 0 0 25 74 .196 .275 .298 .573 54 73 5 2 9 1 0

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
1981 26 ATL NL 13 17 -4 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 2
1982 27 ATL NL 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .520 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1983 28 ATL NL 17 17 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.4 .474 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 2
1985 30 ATL NL 26 82 -1 -0 -0 -3 1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 2
1987 32 KCR AL 76 188 -12 -1 -1 7 4 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .496 .498 -0.4 1.1 -4 $100,000 2
1988 33 KCR AL 37 94 -5 -1 0 1 2 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .493 .498 -0.1 0.3 -0 $110,000 2
6 Seasons 171 401 -25 -2 -1 3 8 -17 -1.8 14 -3 -0.5 .489 .498 -0.8 1.1 -6 $210,000
ATL (4 yrs) 58 119 -8 -1 -0 -5 2 -11 -1.3 4 -7 -0.9 .478 .497 -0.3 -0.3 -2
KCR (2 yrs) 113 282 -17 -1 -1 8 6 -5 -0.5 10 4 0.4 .495 .498 -0.4 1.4 -4 $210,000

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
1981 ATL NL 26 C 10 5 2 42.0 28 23 4 1 2 .964 -1 -29 5.79 2.70 .983 5.94 5.95 0 1 7 1 13% 33% 1
1982 ATL NL 27 C 2 0 0 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.50 .987 6.30 6.30 0 0 1 1 50% 32% 0
1983 ATL NL 28 C 16 2 2 46.2 33 30 2 1 1 .970 -1 -26 6.17 2.00 .984 6.58 6.54 0 1 4 0 0% 33% 0
1985 ATL NL 30 C 25 19 18 192.1 145 129 11 5 1 .966 -3 -19 6.55 5.60 .987 6.42 6.42 1 6 24 6 20% 30% 0
1987 KCR AL 32 C 75 59 39 510.2 415 370 38 7 4 .983 7 16 7.19 5.44 .988 6.74 6.67 5 16 36 27 43% 31% 4
1988 KCR AL 33 C 37 31 19 259.2 183 168 13 2 1 .989 1 5 6.27 4.89 .989 6.22 6.16 1 9 15 8 35% 31% 1
6 Seasons C 165 116 80 1057.1 807 722 69 16 9 .980 3 3 6.73 4.79 .988 6.51 6.46 7 33 87 43 33% 31% 6
6 Seasons TOT 165 116 80 1057.1 807 722 69 16 9 .980 3 3 6.73 4.79 .988 6.51 6.46 7 33 87 43 33% 31% 6
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

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1987 AL  42.9 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1987 AL  7 (3rd)

                           

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198732Kansas City Royals$100,0001987 USA Today survey
198833Kansas City Royals$110,00012/13/88 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$210,000
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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Name and misspellings: Lawrence Larry lary Thomas Owen owens

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