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Gary Pettis

Gary George Pettis

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 3, 1958 in Oakland, CA
High School: Castlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
School: Laney College (Oakland, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 6th round of the 1979 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1982 (Age 24.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Tigers/Rangers/Padres 1982-1992

Final Game: September 10, 1992 (Age 34.160)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1089. Jim Eisenreich… #1090. Braggo Roth… #1091. Nolan Arenado… #1092. GARY PETTIS… #1093. Warren Cromartie… #1094. Jim Russell… #1095. Rance Mulliniks… 

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
1982 24 CAL AL 10 5 5 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .800 1.000 160 4 0 0 0 0 0 /87
1983 25 CAL AL 22 93 85 19 25 2 3 3 6 8 3 7 15 .294 .348 .494 .842 131 42 1 0 1 0 0 8/9
1984 26 CAL AL 140 466 397 63 90 11 6 2 29 48 17 60 115 .227 .332 .300 .632 78 119 4 3 5 1 1 *8/D
1985 27 CAL AL 125 516 443 67 114 10 8 1 32 56 9 62 125 .257 .347 .323 .670 86 143 5 0 9 2 0 *8 GG
1986 28 CAL AL 154 628 539 93 139 23 4 5 58 50 13 69 132 .258 .339 .343 .683 88 185 7 0 15 5 2 *8/D GG
1987 29 CAL AL 133 448 394 49 82 13 2 1 17 24 5 52 124 .208 .302 .259 .561 53 102 8 1 1 0 0 *8
1988 30 DET AL 129 512 458 65 96 14 4 3 36 44 10 47 85 .210 .285 .277 .562 61 127 3 1 6 0 0 *8/D GG
1989 31 DET AL 119 536 444 77 114 8 6 1 18 43 15 84 106 .257 .375 .309 .684 97 137 14 0 8 0 0 *8 GG
1990 32 TEX AL 136 499 423 66 101 16 8 3 31 38 15 57 118 .239 .333 .336 .668 88 142 6 4 11 3 0 *8/D GG
1991 33 TEX AL 137 343 282 37 61 7 5 0 19 29 13 54 91 .216 .341 .277 .618 75 78 4 0 6 1 0 *8/D
1992 34 TOT MLB 78 192 159 27 32 5 3 1 12 14 4 29 45 .201 .323 .289 .612 74 46 3 0 3 1 0 8/9
1992 34 SDP NL 30 32 30 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 .200 .250 .233 .483 37 7 0 0 0 0 0 8/9
1992 34 DET AL 48 160 129 27 26 4 3 1 12 13 4 27 34 .202 .338 .302 .640 81 39 3 0 3 1 0 8
11 Yrs 1183 4238 3629 568 855 109 49 21 259 354 104 521 958 .236 .332 .310 .642 80 1125 55 9 65 13 3
162 Game Avg. 162 580 497 78 117 15 7 3 35 48 14 71 131 .236 .332 .310 .642 80 154 8 1 9 2 0
CAL (6 yrs) 584 2156 1863 296 451 59 23 13 143 186 47 250 513 .242 .332 .319 .651 80 595 25 4 31 8 3
DET (3 yrs) 296 1208 1031 169 236 26 13 5 66 100 29 158 225 .229 .332 .294 .626 80 303 20 1 17 1 0
TEX (2 yrs) 273 842 705 103 162 23 13 3 50 67 28 111 209 .230 .336 .312 .648 83 220 10 4 17 4 0
SDP (1 yr) 30 32 30 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 .200 .250 .233 .483 37 7 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 1153 4206 3599 568 849 108 49 21 259 353 104 519 947 .236 .333 .311 .643 81 1118 55 9 65 13 3
NL (1 yr) 30 32 30 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 .200 .250 .233 .483 37 7 0 0 0 0 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
1982 24 CAL AL 10 5 0 -0 0 -0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 /87
1983 25 CAL AL 22 93 6 2 1 -1 0 8 0.9 3 12 1.2 .539 .505 1.2 -0.1 13 8/9
1984 26 CAL AL 140 466 -9 3 1 8 1 4 0.5 16 20 2.0 .503 .503 1.1 1.0 12 *8/D
1985 27 CAL AL 125 516 -2 7 2 12 1 20 2.1 18 37 3.8 .516 .513 2.5 1.4 25 $125,000 *8 GG
1986 28 CAL AL 154 628 -3 7 2 22 1 29 3.1 21 51 5.1 .519 .518 2.8 2.4 29 $300,000 *8/D GG
1987 29 CAL AL 133 448 -23 4 0 15 1 -3 -0.2 15 12 1.2 .498 .498 -0.3 1.6 -3 $400,000 *8
1988 30 DET AL 129 512 -17 7 4 10 1 5 0.7 17 23 2.3 .504 .503 1.2 1.2 13 $400,000 *8/D GG
1989 31 DET AL 119 536 3 3 -2 0 2 5 0.7 18 23 2.4 .505 .503 2.3 0.2 23 $440,000 *8 GG
1990 32 TEX AL 136 499 -7 1 0 4 2 0 0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 1.5 0.6 14 $703,333 *8/D GG
1991 33 TEX AL 137 343 -5 1 0 2 1 -0 0.0 12 12 1.2 .500 .500 1.0 0.4 10 $903,333 *8/D
1992 34 SDP NL 30 32 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .485 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 8/9
1992 34 DET AL 48 160 -3 2 0 8 1 8 0.9 6 14 1.5 .519 .506 0.6 1.0 6 8
11 Seasons 1183 4238 -61 36 9 80 11 74 8.3 146 220 22.0 .506 .505 13.8 9.7 140 $3,271,666
CAL (6 yrs) 584 2156 -30 22 7 57 4 59 6.4 74 132 13.2 .510 .508 7.5 6.3 76 $825,000
DET (3 yrs) 296 1208 -17 12 2 19 3 19 2.3 42 60 6.2 .507 .504 4.1 2.5 42 $840,000
TEX (2 yrs) 273 842 -12 2 0 6 3 0 0.1 30 30 3.0 .500 .500 2.4 1.0 24 $1,606,666
SDP (1 yr) 30 32 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .485 .497 -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
1986 28 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 7 31 26 4 9 1 0 1 4 0 2 3 5 .346 .414 .500 .914 13 0 0 2 0 0
1 ALCS 7 31 26 4 9 1 0 1 4 0 2 3 5 .346 .414 .500 .914 13 0 0 2 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
1982 CAL AL 24 OF 8 0 0 16.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 3.38 0.75 .982 2.48 2.46
1982 CAL AL 24 CF 6 0 0 15.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 3.60 1.00 .985 2.82 2.83
1982 CAL AL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1983 CAL AL 25 OF 21 20 19 180.0 55 49 5 1 2 .982 -1 -6 2.70 2.57 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 CAL AL 25 CF 20 19 18 172.0 52 46 5 1 2 .981 -1 -6 2.67 2.55 .987 2.93 2.91
1983 CAL AL 25 RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1984 CAL AL 26 CF 135 98 92 950.0 356 338 12 6 4 .983 8 11 3.32 2.59 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 CAL AL 26 OF 134 98 92 950.0 354 337 11 6 4 .983 8 11 3.30 2.60 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CAL AL 26 DH 1 0
1985 CAL AL 27 CF 122 118 110 1054.2 384 367 13 4 5 .990 12 14 3.24 3.11 .988 2.91 2.88 GG
1985 CAL AL 27 OF 122 118 110 1054.2 385 368 13 4 5 .990 12 14 3.25 3.12 .982 2.44 2.42 GG
1986 CAL AL 28 CF 153 150 140 1323.2 480 464 9 7 3 .985 22 20 3.22 3.09 .986 2.83 2.80 GG
1986 CAL AL 28 OF 153 150 140 1323.2 478 462 9 7 3 .985 22 20 3.20 3.08 .980 2.39 2.37 GG
1986 CAL AL 28 DH 1 0 GG
1987 CAL AL 29 CF 131 108 95 990.2 353 344 2 7 2 .980 15 18 3.14 2.64 .986 2.70 2.68
1987 CAL AL 29 OF 131 108 95 990.2 353 344 2 7 2 .980 15 18 3.14 2.64 .980 2.31 2.29
1988 DET AL 30 CF 126 115 108 1025.0 369 359 5 5 0 .986 10 12 3.20 2.89 .985 2.91 2.89 GG
1988 DET AL 30 OF 126 115 108 1025.0 371 361 5 5 0 .987 10 12 3.21 2.90 .979 2.47 2.45 GG
1988 DET AL 30 DH 2 0 GG
1989 DET AL 31 CF 119 116 110 1021.2 332 327 1 4 0 .988 0 0 2.89 2.76 .984 2.78 2.75 GG
1989 DET AL 31 OF 119 116 110 1021.2 330 325 1 4 0 .988 0 0 2.87 2.74 .980 2.42 2.39 GG
1990 TEX AL 32 CF 128 119 95 1031.0 294 282 10 2 4 .993 4 5 2.55 2.28 .985 2.74 2.71 GG
1990 TEX AL 32 OF 128 119 95 1031.0 297 285 10 2 4 .993 4 5 2.58 2.30 .981 2.39 2.36 GG
1990 TEX AL 32 DH 2 0 GG
1991 TEX AL 33 CF 126 73 59 782.0 257 247 4 6 1 .977 2 3 2.89 1.99 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 TEX AL 33 OF 126 73 59 782.0 258 248 4 6 1 .977 2 3 2.90 2.00 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 TEX AL 33 DH 3 0
1992 TOT MLB 34 OF 60 49 44 442.1 168 164 2 2 0 .988 7 19 3.38 2.77 .983 2.45 2.43
1992 TOT MLB 34 CF 59 48 43 433.1 164 160 2 2 0 .988 6 17 3.36 2.75 .986 2.89 2.87
1992 SDP NL 34 OF 14 4 4 53.0 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -1 -27 3.40 1.43 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 SDP NL 34 CF 13 3 3 44.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -2 -57 3.27 1.23 .989 2.80 2.80
1992 SDP NL 34 RF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 4.00 4.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1992 DET AL 34 CF 46 45 40 389.1 147 144 2 1 0 .993 8 26 3.38 3.17 .986 2.90 2.89
1992 DET AL 34 OF 46 45 40 389.1 147 144 2 1 0 .993 8 26 3.38 3.17 .983 2.47 2.46
11 Seasons OF 1128 966 872 8817.0 3055 2948 63 44 21 .986 80 11 3.07 2.67 .981 2.42 2.40
11 Seasons CF 1125 964 870 8799.0 3047 2940 63 44 21 .986 79 11 3.07 2.67 .986 2.84 2.81
5 Seasons DH 9 0
2 Seasons RF 2 2 2 17.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 56 2.65 2.50 .980 2.17 2.15
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
11 Seasons TOT 1128 966 872 8817.0 3055 2948 63 44 21 .986 80 11 3.07 2.67 .981 2.42 2.40
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

Gold Gloves
1985 AL (OF)
1986 AL (OF)
1988 AL (OF)
1989 AL (OF)
1990 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
1986 AL  2.4 (4th)
1987 AL  1.6 (8th)
Career  9.7 (235th)

Triples s c a p y
1985 AL  8 (7th)
1990 AL  8 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1989 AL  84 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1984 AL  115 (10th)
1985 AL  125 (8th)
1986 AL  132 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1984 AL  48 (4th)
1985 AL  56 (2nd)
1986 AL  50 (2nd)
1988 AL  44 (2nd)
1989 AL  43 (4th)
1990 AL  38 (5th)
1991 AL  29 (10th)
Career  354 (105th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1986 AL  15 (3rd)
1990 AL  11 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1984 AL  17 (3rd)
1986 AL  13 (8th)
1988 AL  10 (6th)
1989 AL  15 (6th)
1990 AL  15 (7th)
1991 AL  13 (6th)
Career  104 (108th)

SB % s c a p y
1985 AL  86.15 (4th)
1987 AL  82.76 (10th)
Career  77.29 (106th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1986 AL  22 (1st)
1987 AL  15 (5th)
Career  80 (75th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  135 (5th)
1986 AL  153 (4th)
Career  1,125 (70th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  464 (1st)
1987 AL  344 (4th)
Career  2,940 (63rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  12 (3rd)
1985 AL  13 (3rd)
1986 AL  9 (3rd)
1990 AL  10 (1st)
Career  63 (85th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  6 (2nd)
1986 AL  7 (2nd)
1987 AL  7 (1st)
1988 AL  5 (5th)
1991 AL  6 (2nd)
Career  44 (82nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  2 (5th)
1984 AL  4 (1st)
1985 AL  5 (1st)
1986 AL  3 (2nd)
1987 AL  2 (3rd)
1990 AL  4 (2nd)
Career  21 (50th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1986 AL  462 (1st)
1987 AL  344 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  5 (2nd)
1990 AL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  9 (4th)
1985 AL  12 (2nd)
1986 AL  22 (1st)
1987 AL  15 (1st)
1988 AL  10 (2nd)
1992 AL  8 (4th)
Career  80 (14th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.32 (3rd)
1985 AL  3.24 (2nd)
1986 AL  3.22 (1st)
1987 AL  3.14 (1st)
1988 AL  3.20 (2nd)
1989 AL  2.89 (3rd)
1991 AL  2.89 (5th)
Career  3.07 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  3.11 (1st)
1986 AL  3.09 (1st)
1987 AL  2.64 (3rd)
1988 AL  2.89 (4th)
1989 AL  2.76 (3rd)
Career  2.67 (45th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  .990 (5th)
1989 AL  .988 (5th)
1990 AL  .993 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  12 (3rd)
1986 AL  22 (1st)
1987 AL  15 (3rd)
Career  80 (27th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1984 AL  3.30 (3rd)
1985 AL  3.25 (2nd)
1986 AL  3.20 (1st)
1987 AL  3.14 (1st)
1988 AL  3.21 (2nd)
1989 AL  2.87 (4th)
1991 AL  2.90 (5th)
Career  3.07 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  3.12 (2nd)
1986 AL  3.08 (1st)
1987 AL  2.64 (4th)
1988 AL  2.90 (3rd)
1989 AL  2.74 (3rd)
Career  2.67 (27th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1990 AL  .993 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1495), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (126th), 22.1 career WAR/18.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.3 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

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 27 California Angels $125,000* ?
1986 28 California Angels $300,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration loss; $425,000 request
1987 29 California Angels $400,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration loss; $550,000 request
1988 30 Detroit Tigers $400,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 31 Detroit Tigers $440,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 32 Texas Rangers $703,333 ? USA Today
1991 33 Texas Rangers $903,333 ? USA Today
1992 34 Texas Rangers $1,053,334 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 35 Oakland Athletics $300,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,625,000
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $11,000 - 1985 USA Today survey - 1985 USA Today survey: $110,000
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 Translations

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French: Gary Pettis statistiques

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