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Spike Owen

Spike Dee Owen

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, TX
High School: Cleburne HS (Cleburne, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1983 (Age 22.067, 12,364th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Mariners/RedSox/Angels/Yankees 1983-1995

Last Game: October 2, 1995 (Age 34.166)
Relatives: Brother of Dave Owen
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1322. Keith Moreland… #1323. Johnny Wyrostek… #1324. Rennie Stennett… #1325. SPIKE OWEN… #1326. James Loney… #1327. Starling Marte… #1328. Rick Manning… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1983 22 SEA AL 80 340 306 36 60 11 3 2 21 10 6 24 44 .196 .257 .271 .528 44 83 2 2 5 3 0 6
1984 23 SEA AL 152 591 530 67 130 18 8 3 43 16 8 46 63 .245 .308 .326 .635 78 173 5 3 9 2 0 *6
1985 24 SEA AL 118 393 352 41 91 10 6 6 37 11 5 34 27 .259 .322 .372 .694 90 131 5 0 5 2 0 *6
1986 25 TOT AL 154 593 528 67 122 24 7 1 45 4 4 51 51 .231 .300 .309 .608 67 163 13 2 9 3 1 *6
1986 25 SEA AL 112 446 402 46 99 22 6 0 35 1 3 34 42 .246 .305 .331 .636 74 133 11 1 7 2 1 *6
1986 25 BOS AL 42 147 126 21 23 2 1 1 10 3 1 17 9 .183 .283 .238 .521 44 30 2 1 2 1 0 6
1987 26 BOS AL 132 504 437 50 113 17 7 2 48 11 8 53 43 .259 .337 .343 .681 80 150 9 1 9 4 2 *6
1988 27 BOS AL 89 294 257 40 64 14 1 5 18 0 1 27 27 .249 .324 .370 .694 91 95 7 2 7 1 0 6/D
1989 28 MON NL 142 522 437 52 102 17 4 6 41 3 2 76 44 .233 .349 .332 .681 95 145 11 3 3 3 25 *6
1990 29 MON NL 149 533 453 55 106 24 5 5 35 8 6 70 60 .234 .333 .342 .675 90 155 6 0 5 5 12 *6
1991 30 MON NL 139 475 424 39 108 22 8 3 26 2 6 42 61 .255 .321 .366 .686 94 155 11 1 4 4 11 *6
1992 31 MON NL 122 446 386 52 104 16 3 7 40 9 4 50 30 .269 .348 .381 .729 107 147 10 0 4 6 3 *6
1993 32 NYY AL 103 367 334 41 78 16 2 2 20 3 2 29 30 .234 .294 .311 .605 66 104 6 0 3 1 2 6/D
1994 33 CAL AL 82 321 268 30 83 17 2 3 37 2 8 49 17 .310 .418 .422 .840 118 113 4 1 3 0 0 5/63D4
1995 34 CAL AL 82 237 218 17 50 9 3 1 28 3 2 18 22 .229 .288 .312 .600 57 68 7 0 1 0 1 564
13 Yrs 1544 5616 4930 587 1211 215 59 46 439 82 62 569 519 .246 .324 .341 .665 83 1682 96 15 67 34 57
162 Game Avg. 162 589 517 62 127 23 6 5 46 9 7 60 54 .246 .324 .341 .665 83 176 10 2 7 4 6
MON (4 yrs) 552 1976 1700 198 420 79 20 21 142 22 18 238 195 .247 .338 .354 .692 96 602 38 4 16 18 51
SEA (4 yrs) 462 1770 1590 190 380 61 23 11 136 38 22 138 176 .239 .301 .327 .628 73 520 23 6 26 9 1
BOS (3 yrs) 263 945 820 111 200 33 9 8 76 14 10 97 79 .244 .325 .335 .660 78 275 18 4 18 6 2
CAL (2 yrs) 164 558 486 47 133 26 5 4 65 5 10 67 39 .274 .363 .372 .735 92 181 11 1 4 0 1
NYY (1 yr) 103 367 334 41 78 16 2 2 20 3 2 29 30 .234 .294 .311 .605 66 104 6 0 3 1 2
AL (9 yrs) 992 3640 3230 389 791 136 39 25 297 60 44 331 324 .245 .316 .334 .650 77 1080 58 11 51 16 6
NL (4 yrs) 552 1976 1700 198 420 79 20 21 142 22 18 238 195 .247 .338 .354 .692 96 602 38 4 16 18 51

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
1983 22 SEA AL 80 340 -22 -2 2 -8 5 -26 -2.6 12 -14 -1.5 .466 .483 -0.7 -0.3 -6 6
1984 23 SEA AL 152 591 -14 2 3 3 9 4 0.5 20 24 2.4 .503 .503 2.1 1.3 21 *6
1985 24 SEA AL 118 393 -1 -1 1 2 7 9 1.0 13 22 2.2 .508 .506 2.0 1.0 20 $114,400 *6
1986 25 SEA AL 112 446 -16 -1 -0 -2 7 -13 -1.3 15 2 0.2 .488 .492 0.4 0.5 4 *6
1986 25 BOS AL 42 147 -7 1 1 -4 2 -7 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .483 .495 0.2 -0.2 2 $255,000 6
1987 26 BOS AL 132 504 -10 -3 1 -9 8 -12 -1.1 17 5 0.5 .491 .493 1.4 -0.1 14 $350,000 *6
1988 27 BOS AL 89 294 -3 -1 -0 -2 4 -2 -0.2 10 8 0.8 .497 .498 1.0 0.2 10 $525,000 6/D
1989 28 MON NL 142 522 -7 0 0 -11 9 -9 -1.2 17 7 0.5 .493 .493 1.7 -0.3 18 $565,000 *6
1990 29 MON NL 149 533 -5 1 1 -10 8 -4 -0.4 17 13 1.3 .497 .497 2.1 -0.0 22 $933,333 *6
1991 30 MON NL 139 475 -6 -3 -1 11 8 9 1.0 15 24 2.5 .507 .506 1.1 2.1 13 *6
1992 31 MON NL 122 446 5 -1 0 -5 7 7 0.8 13 20 2.1 .507 .505 2.6 0.2 26 $1,190,001 *6
1993 32 NYY AL 103 367 -15 0 1 2 5 -6 -0.6 14 7 0.7 .494 .496 0.5 0.7 5 $2,250,000 6/D
1994 33 CAL AL 82 321 12 -6 1 0 1 8 0.7 12 20 1.8 .509 .504 1.8 0.1 19 $1,250,000 5/63D4
1995 34 CAL AL 82 237 -14 -1 0 -4 2 -16 -1.5 9 -7 -0.7 .481 .491 -0.3 -0.1 -4 $3,500,000 564
13 Seasons 1544 5616 -103 -14 11 -35 82 -59 -5.6 190 131 12.5 .496 .498 15.9 5.1 166 $10,932,734
MON (4 yrs) 552 1976 -13 -3 1 -14 31 2 0.2 63 65 6.4 .501 .500 7.6 1.9 79 $2,688,334
SEA (4 yrs) 462 1770 -53 -2 6 -4 28 -26 -2.4 60 35 3.3 .494 .497 3.7 2.5 39 $114,400
BOS (3 yrs) 263 945 -19 -3 2 -15 14 -21 -2.0 32 11 1.0 .492 .495 2.6 0.0 26 $1,130,000
CAL (2 yrs) 164 558 -2 -7 1 -3 3 -8 -0.8 21 13 1.2 .495 .497 1.5 0.0 16 $4,750,000
NYY (1 yr) 103 367 -15 0 1 2 5 -6 -0.6 14 7 0.7 .494 .496 0.5 0.7 5 $2,250,000

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
1986 25 BOS AL ALCS CAL W 7 24 21 5 9 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 2 .429 .478 .524 1.002 11 0 0 1 0 0
1986 25 BOS AL WS NYM L 7 27 20 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 .300 .423 .300 .723 6 1 0 1 1 2
1988 27 BOS AL ALCS OAK L 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 15 52 41 7 15 0 1 0 5 1 0 8 8 .366 .460 .415 .875 17 1 0 2 1 2
2 ALCS 8 25 21 5 9 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 2 .429 .500 .524 1.024 11 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 7 27 20 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 .300 .423 .300 .723 6 1 0 1 1 2

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1983 SEA AL 22 SS 80 79 74 682.2 366 122 233 11 45 .970 -8 -14 4.68 4.44 .963 4.75 4.72
1984 SEA AL 23 SS 151 148 138 1307.0 725 245 463 17 86 .977 3 3 4.88 4.69 .962 4.76 4.72
1985 SEA AL 24 SS 117 111 96 964.0 571 196 361 14 76 .975 2 3 5.20 4.76 .964 4.64 4.60
1986 TOT AL 25 SS 154 153 137 1323.1 767 279 467 21 133 .973 -6 -6 5.07 4.84 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 SEA AL 25 SS 112 112 106 973.2 598 209 372 17 99 .972 -2 -3 5.37 5.19 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 BOS AL 25 SS 42 41 31 349.2 169 70 95 4 34 .976 -4 -14 4.25 3.93 .967 4.53 4.49
1987 BOS AL 26 SS 130 127 115 1117.2 525 176 336 13 69 .975 -9 -10 4.12 3.94 .970 4.59 4.54
1988 BOS AL 27 SS 76 71 64 619.0 304 102 192 10 34 .967 -2 -4 4.27 3.87 .971 4.69 4.65
1988 BOS AL 27 DH 7 0
1989 MON NL 28 SS 142 140 115 1212.1 633 232 388 13 65 .979 -11 -11 4.60 4.37 .966 4.51 4.52
1990 MON NL 29 SS 148 136 115 1194.1 562 216 340 6 52 .989 -10 -10 4.19 3.76 .967 4.59 4.56
1991 MON NL 30 SS 133 119 100 1066.0 573 189 376 8 64 .986 11 13 4.77 4.25 .966 4.67 4.65
1992 MON NL 31 SS 116 112 97 972.0 497 188 300 9 44 .982 -5 -6 4.52 4.21 .969 4.59 4.60
1993 NYY AL 32 SS 96 88 80 797.1 442 116 312 14 44 .968 2 3 4.83 4.46 .973 4.69 4.64
1993 NYY AL 32 DH 2 0
1994 CAL AL 33 3B 70 66 60 593.1 180 42 130 8 16 .956 -0 -1 2.61 2.46 .948 2.64 2.62
1994 CAL AL 33 SS 5 4 4 36.0 12 4 8 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 3.00 2.40 .969 4.65 4.60
1994 CAL AL 33 1B 4 1 1 16.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1 75 10.12 4.50 .992 9.56 9.50
1994 CAL AL 33 DH 2 0
1994 CAL AL 33 2B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 1.00 .980 5.10 5.10
1995 CAL AL 34 3B 29 23 22 211.2 55 16 36 3 3 .945 -3 -16 2.21 1.79 .952 2.61 2.58
1995 CAL AL 34 SS 25 8 8 105.1 63 22 38 3 7 .952 2 18 5.13 2.40 .974 4.71 4.65
1995 CAL AL 34 2B 16 11 10 100.0 48 27 21 0 7 1.000 -2 -29 4.32 3.00 .981 5.11 5.06
13 Seasons SS 1373 1296 1143 11397.0 6040 2087 3814 139 723 .977 -30 -3 4.66 4.30 .967 4.63 4.60
2 Seasons 3B 99 89 82 805.0 235 58 166 11 19 .953 -3 -5 2.50 2.26 .949 2.63 2.61
2 Seasons 2B 17 11 10 103.0 49 28 21 0 7 1.000 -2 -28 4.28 2.88 .981 5.11 5.06
3 Seasons DH 11 0
1 Season 1B 4 1 1 16.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1 75 10.12 4.50 .992 9.56 9.50
13 Seasons TOT 1493 1397 1236 12321.0 6342 2190 4002 150 750 .976 -35 -3 4.52 4.15 .966 4.51 4.49
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Jun 30th AL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
1991 NL  2.1 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1984 AL  8 (8th)
1986 AL  7 (5th)
1987 AL  7 (9th)
1991 NL  8 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1989 NL  25 (2nd)
1991 NL  11 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1994 AL  8 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1989 NL  9.9 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1984 AL  463 (5th)
1986 AL  467 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  151 (3rd)
1989 NL  142 (5th)
1990 NL  148 (3rd)
Career  1,373 (77th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  245 (3rd)
1986 AL  279 (3rd)
1989 NL  232 (2nd)
Career  2,087 (95th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  463 (3rd)
1986 AL  467 (2nd)
1989 NL  388 (5th)
Career  3,814 (86th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  86 (4th)
1986 AL  133 (1st)
Career  723 (84th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1991 NL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1985 AL  5.20 (1st)
1986 AL  5.07 (1st)
1993 AL  4.83 (5th)
Career  4.66 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  4.69 (4th)
1985 AL  4.76 (1st)
1986 AL  4.84 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  .977 (3rd)
1985 AL  .975 (3rd)
1986 AL  .973 (5th)
1987 AL  .975 (4th)
1989 NL  .979 (1st)
1990 NL  .989 (1st)
1991 NL  .986 (2nd)
1992 NL  .982 (5th)
Career  .977 (22nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (915), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (157th), 12.5 career WAR/13.1 7yr-peak WAR/12.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1985 24 Seattle Mariners $114,400 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 25 Boston Red Sox $255,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Boston Red Sox $350,000 ? Proofing corrections
1988 27 Boston Red Sox $525,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 28 Montreal Expos $565,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 Montreal Expos $933,333 ? USA Today and 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 31 Montreal Expos $1,190,001 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $33,334 signing bonus, $56,667 earned
1993 32 New York Yankees $2,250,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 signing bonus
1994 33 California Angels $1,250,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 signing bonus
1995 34 California Angels $3,500,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,932,734
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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