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Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett (Puck)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: March 14, 1960 in Chicago, IL
High School: Calumet City HS (Chicago, IL)
Schools: Triton College (River Grove, IL), Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1982 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 8, 1984 (Age 24.055, 12,499th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Team: Twins 1984-1995
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Last Game: September 28, 1995 (Age 35.198)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2001 (423/515 ballots).
   View Kirby Puckett Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: March 6, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ
Cremated
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Fielding

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
1984 MIN AL 24 CF 128 128 125 1125.2 462 443 16 3 4 .994 30 31 3.67 3.59 .986 3.01 2.99 RoY-3
1984 MIN AL 24 OF 128 128 125 1125.2 457 438 16 3 4 .993 30 31 3.63 3.55 .983 2.51 2.49 RoY-3
1985 MIN AL 25 CF 161 160 158 1404.1 493 466 19 8 5 .984 10 8 3.11 3.01 .988 2.91 2.88 MVP-21
1985 MIN AL 25 OF 161 160 158 1404.1 492 465 19 8 5 .984 10 8 3.10 3.01 .982 2.44 2.42 MVP-21
1986 MIN AL 26 CF 160 157 151 1385.0 440 427 7 6 3 .986 -7 -6 2.82 2.71 .986 2.83 2.80 AS,MVP-6,GG,SS
1986 MIN AL 26 OF 160 157 151 1385.0 443 429 8 6 3 .986 -7 -6 2.84 2.73 .980 2.39 2.37 AS,MVP-6,GG,SS
1987 MIN AL 27 CF 147 147 134 1273.1 356 342 9 5 2 .986 -8 -8 2.48 2.39 .986 2.70 2.68 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
1987 MIN AL 27 OF 147 147 134 1273.1 354 341 8 5 2 .986 -8 -8 2.47 2.37 .980 2.31 2.29 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
1987 MIN AL 27 DH 8 8 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
1988 MIN AL 28 CF 158 157 137 1349.2 465 453 9 3 4 .994 6 6 3.08 2.92 .985 2.91 2.89 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
1988 MIN AL 28 OF 158 157 137 1349.2 465 450 12 3 4 .994 6 6 3.08 2.92 .979 2.47 2.45 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
1989 MIN AL 29 CF 157 154 133 1328.1 455 438 13 4 3 .991 -4 -4 3.06 2.87 .984 2.78 2.75 AS,MVP-7,GG,SS
1989 MIN AL 29 OF 157 154 133 1328.1 455 438 13 4 3 .991 -4 -4 3.06 2.87 .980 2.42 2.39 AS,MVP-7,GG,SS
1989 MIN AL 29 DH 2 1 AS,MVP-7,GG,SS
1990 MIN AL 30 OF 141 140 113 1194.1 367 354 9 4 3 .989 -11 -11 2.74 2.57 .981 2.39 2.36 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 CF 125 122 100 1041.1 326 317 6 3 0 .991 -7 -8 2.79 2.58 .985 2.74 2.71 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 LF 9 9 7 77.0 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -2 -30 2.34 2.22 .978 2.19 2.16 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 RF 9 9 6 76.0 21 17 4 0 3 1.000 -2 -32 2.49 2.33 .978 2.23 2.21 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 DH 4 4 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 2B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 3B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70 AS
1990 MIN AL 30 SS 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 AS
1991 MIN AL 31 OF 152 152 120 1306.0 392 373 13 6 5 .985 -1 -1 2.66 2.54 .983 2.37 2.37 AS,MVP-7,GG
1991 MIN AL 31 CF 144 143 113 1216.2 363 345 13 5 5 .986 -5 -5 2.65 2.49 .989 2.76 2.76 AS,MVP-7,GG
1991 MIN AL 31 RF 19 9 7 89.1 28 27 0 1 0 .964 4 54 2.72 1.42 .980 2.19 2.19 AS,MVP-7,GG
1992 MIN AL 32 CF 149 147 127 1274.2 407 395 9 3 3 .993 3 3 2.85 2.71 .986 2.90 2.89 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1992 MIN AL 32 OF 149 147 127 1274.2 406 394 9 3 3 .993 3 3 2.85 2.70 .983 2.47 2.46 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1992 MIN AL 32 DH 9 9 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1992 MIN AL 32 2B 2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.25 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1992 MIN AL 32 3B 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.75 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1992 MIN AL 32 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1993 MIN AL 33 OF 139 139 126 1222.1 327 312 13 2 2 .994 -29 -29 2.39 2.34 .983 2.41 2.39 AS
1993 MIN AL 33 CF 95 94 84 807.0 226 216 8 2 1 .991 -28 -42 2.50 2.36 .986 2.76 2.73 AS
1993 MIN AL 33 RF 47 44 42 408.1 101 97 4 0 1 1.000 -1 -3 2.23 2.15 .978 2.23 2.21 AS
1993 MIN AL 33 DH 17 17 AS
1993 MIN AL 33 LF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 69 1.29 1.00 .980 2.19 2.20 AS
1994 MIN AL 34 OF 95 95 83 823.2 220 204 13 3 2 .986 6 9 2.37 2.28 .982 2.37 2.35 AS,MVP-7,SS
1994 MIN AL 34 RF 95 95 83 818.2 219 204 12 3 2 .986 6 9 2.37 2.27 .980 2.20 2.18 AS,MVP-7,SS
1994 MIN AL 34 DH 13 13 AS,MVP-7,SS
1994 MIN AL 34 CF 3 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 0.67 .990 2.70 2.73 AS,MVP-7,SS
1995 MIN AL 35 OF 109 108 94 930.1 207 194 9 4 1 .981 -8 -11 1.96 1.86 .983 2.33 2.31 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 RF 106 104 91 896.1 196 183 9 4 1 .980 -8 -11 1.93 1.81 .979 2.05 2.03 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 DH 28 28 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 CF 5 4 3 34.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 2.65 2.00 .987 2.73 2.70 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.10 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 3B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60 AS,MVP-21
1995 MIN AL 35 SS 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.60 AS,MVP-21
12 Seasons OF 1696 1684 1501 14617.2 4585 4392 142 51 37 .989 -14 -1 2.79 2.67 .981 2.41 2.39
12 Seasons CF 1432 1413 1265 12245.0 4005 3853 110 42 30 .990 -12 -1 2.91 2.77 .986 2.83 2.81
5 Seasons RF 276 261 229 2288.2 565 528 29 8 7 .986 -1 -1 2.19 2.02 .979 2.15 2.13
7 Seasons DH 81 80
2 Seasons LF 10 10 7 84.0 22 21 0 1 0 .955 -1 -21 2.25 2.10 .978 2.19 2.16
3 Seasons 2B 4 0 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 154 3.86 0.25 .980 5.40 5.20
3 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
3 Seasons SS 3 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.67
12 Seasons TOT 1707 1684 1501 14623.2 4586 4392 143 51 37 .989 -14 -1 2.79 2.66 .981 2.41 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1984 MIN AL 24 CF 30 31 28 23 5 2
1985 MIN AL 25 CF 10 8 8 12 -4 2
1986 MIN AL 26 CF -7 -6 -9 -6 -3 2
1987 MIN AL 27 CF -8 -8 -8 -6 -3 0
1988 MIN AL 28 CF 6 6 -1 -3 2 7
1989 MIN AL 29 CF -4 -4 -6 3 -9 2
1990 MIN AL 30 CF -7 -8 -10 -2 -8 3
1990 MIN AL 30 LF -2 -30 -2 -0 -2 0
1990 MIN AL 30 RF -2 -32 -2 -1 -1 0
1990 MIN AL 30 2B 0 0 0
1990 MIN AL 30 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1990 MIN AL 30 SS
1991 MIN AL 31 CF -5 -5 -10 -5 -5 5
1991 MIN AL 31 RF 4 54 3 2 1 1
1992 MIN AL 32 CF 3 3 4 5 -1 -1
1992 MIN AL 32 2B
1992 MIN AL 32 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1992 MIN AL 32 SS
1993 MIN AL 33 CF -28 -42 -26 -17 -10 -2
1993 MIN AL 33 RF -1 -3 -3 1 -4 2
1993 MIN AL 33 LF 0 69 0 0 0 0
1994 MIN AL 34 RF 6 9 0 7 -7 6
1994 MIN AL 34 CF 0 48 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 RF -8 -11 -11 0 -11 3
1995 MIN AL 35 CF -0 -18 -0 -1 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 2B 0 360 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 SS 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons CF -12 -1 -32 4 -35 20
5 Seasons RF -1 -1 -13 9 -22 12
2 Seasons LF -1 -21 -1 -0 -1 0
3 Seasons 2B 0 154 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 3B 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons SS 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT -14 -1 -46 13 -59 0 32
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1984 MIN AL 24 128 128 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0 0 0
1985 MIN AL 25 161 160 161 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 161 0 161 0 1 0
1986 MIN AL 26 161 157 161 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 160 0 4 0
1987 MIN AL 27 157 155 157 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 147 8 2 0
1988 MIN AL 28 158 157 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 158 0 1 0
1989 MIN AL 29 159 155 159 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 157 2 3 0
1990 MIN AL 30 146 144 146 141 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 125 9 143 4 1 0
1991 MIN AL 31 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 19 163 0 0 0
1992 MIN AL 32 160 156 160 149 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 149 0 149 9 3 0
1993 MIN AL 33 156 156 156 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 95 47 143 17 0 0
1994 MIN AL 34 108 108 108 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 95 98 13 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 137 136 137 110 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 106 111 28 1 0
12 Seasons 1783 1764 1783 1697 0 0 0 4 4 2 10 1432 276 1718 81 16 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1984 MIN AL 24 3 0 3 0 1 16 0 4 4 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 2 52 36 1 80 40 50.0% 36 4 5.0% 12 4768 55% 83% 31% 454 98%
1985 MIN AL 25 8 0 6 2 1 19 0 4 7 5 11 7 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 24 3 2 53 33 1 93 43 46.2% 44 6 6.5% 13 5981 54% 83% 28% 492 96%
1986 MIN AL 26 6 0 6 0 3 7 0 1 2 2 86 53 1 51 12 1 9 2 0 27 2 1 43 30 1 216 99 45.8% 113 4 1.9% 3 6065 57% 80% 34% 754 57%
1987 MIN AL 27 5 0 5 0 0 9 1 4 2 3 57 29 0 42 4 1 17 9 0 20 2 1 33 20 1 169 64 37.9% 102 3 1.8% 6 5505 54% 79% 34% 630 55%
1988 MIN AL 28 3 0 3 0 1 9 0 1 1 5 78 50 0 59 10 4 14 5 0 28 7 2 40 32 0 219 104 47.5% 109 6 2.7% 3 5728 59% 81% 46% 791 58%
1989 MIN AL 29 4 0 4 0 0 13 0 7 3 2 97 58 1 71 10 1 18 4 0 22 5 1 43 31 1 251 108 43.0% 140 4 1.6% 9 5733 66% 81% 45% 853 53%
1990 MIN AL 30 3 0 3 0 2 6 0 3 2 0 60 35 2 45 10 0 9 5 0 20 4 0 31 23 0 165 77 46.7% 86 2 1.2% 4 4457 66% 81% 44% 622 52%
1991 MIN AL 31 5 0 4 1 2 13 0 6 0 4 28 23 0 20 2 1 4 2 0 15 1 2 33 20 1 100 48 48.0% 48 4 4.0% 9 5099 57% 81% 42% 514 68%
1992 MIN AL 32 3 0 1 2 0 9 0 4 3 1 31 18 2 21 1 0 1 1 0 26 3 1 47 26 1 126 49 38.9% 73 4 3.2% 5 5375 63% 81% 43% 521 77%
1993 MIN AL 33 2 0 1 1 0 8 0 3 1 3 58 32 0 31 5 1 16 3 4 15 1 0 27 13 1 147 54 36.7% 87 6 4.1% 2 3572 52% 81% 41% 476 47%
1994 MIN AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 1 23 65% 70% 43% 4 50%
1995 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 141 40% 78% 35% 14 71%
12 Seasons 42 0 36 6 10 110 1 38 25 30 512 307 9 348 54 10 90 31 4 219 30 12 403 265 8 1572 687 43.7% 843 43 2.7% 67 52447 59% 81% 39% 6125 64%
MLB Averages 42.8% 2.1% 58% 80% 37% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1990 MIN AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 8 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 17 5 29.4% 11 2 11.8% 2 340 74% 84% 47% 46 39%
1991 MIN AL 31 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 9 7 77.8% 2 0 0.0% 0 396 51% 75% 40% 42 64%
1993 MIN AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 13 8 0 9 5 1 7 4 0 8 1 0 11 6 0 48 24 50.0% 23 1 2.1% 3 1729 56% 81% 44% 180 56%
1994 MIN AL 34 3 0 1 2 0 12 0 5 2 2 42 26 1 36 14 3 10 8 0 9 3 0 16 6 1 113 57 50.4% 51 5 4.4% 7 3633 60% 81% 44% 427 50%
1995 MIN AL 35 4 0 3 1 0 9 0 3 2 4 65 34 1 27 9 3 22 14 1 6 1 0 13 5 1 133 63 47.4% 64 6 4.5% 3 4038 47% 79% 42% 438 44%
5 Seasons 8 0 5 3 0 29 0 12 5 7 132 75 2 77 29 7 41 27 1 26 7 0 44 18 4 320 156 48.8% 151 14 4.4% 15 10136 54% 80% 43% 1133 48%
MLB Averages 42.4% 2.7% 58% 80% 37% 57%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1990 MIN AL 30 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 54.5% 5 0 0.0% 0 307 55% 84% 44% 35 57%
1993 MIN AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 29 55% 79% 38% 3 33%
2 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 13 7 53.8% 6 0 0.0% 0 336 55% 84% 44% 38 55%
MLB Averages 60.8% 2.7% 58% 80% 37% 55%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1990 MIN AL 30 2 50% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 MIN AL 32 2 100% 50% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 4 25% 75% 25% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 8 50% 75% 13% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1990 MIN AL 30 1 0% 100% 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 MIN AL 32 11 64% 91% 36% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 2 50% 50% 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 14 57% 86% 43% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 88% 70%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1990 MIN AL 30 1 100% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 35 2 50% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 3 67% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2001 BBWAA (82.1%)
Selected to HOF in 2001 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1986 (CF)
1987 *
1988 *
1989 (CF)
1990 *
1991 *
1992 (LF)
1993 (LF)
1994 (RF)
1995 (RF)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 AL (21, 1%)
1986 AL (6, 27%)
1987 AL (3, 51%)
1988 AL (3, 56%)
1989 AL (7, 21%)
1991 AL (7, 20%)
1992 AL (2, 53%)
1994 AL (7, 26%)
1995 AL (21, 1%)
2.56 Career Shares (51st)

Gold Gloves
1986 AL (OF)
1987 AL (OF)
1988 AL (OF)
1989 AL (OF)
1991 AL (OF)
1992 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1986 AL (OF)
1987 AL (OF)
1988 AL (OF)
1989 AL (OF)
1992 AL (OF)
1994 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1986 April AL Player of the Month
1992 May AL Player of the Month
1992 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1986 Apr 27th AL Player of the Week
1986 Aug 3rd AL Player of the Week
1987 Aug 30th AL Player of the Week
1992 Jun 7th AL Player of the Week

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1984 AL  30 (1st)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  161 (1st)
1986 AL  160 (1st)
1987 AL  147 (3rd)
1988 AL  158 (1st)
1989 AL  157 (1st)
1992 AL  149 (4th)
Career  1,432 (38th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  443 (4th)
1985 AL  466 (1st)
1986 AL  427 (3rd)
1987 AL  342 (5th)
1988 AL  453 (1st)
1989 AL  438 (1st)
Career  3,853 (30th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  16 (1st)
1985 AL  19 (1st)
1987 AL  9 (2nd)
1988 AL  9 (2nd)
1989 AL  13 (1st)
1991 AL  13 (2nd)
1992 AL  9 (3rd)
1993 AL  8 (3rd)
Career  110 (25th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  8 (2nd)
1986 AL  6 (3rd)
1987 AL  5 (5th)
1991 AL  5 (4th)
Career  42 (88th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  4 (1st)
1985 AL  5 (1st)
1986 AL  3 (2nd)
1987 AL  2 (3rd)
1988 AL  4 (1st)
1989 AL  3 (3rd)
1991 AL  5 (1st)
1992 AL  3 (2nd)
Career  30 (18th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  95 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  204 (2nd)
1995 AL  183 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  12 (1st)
1995 AL  9 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  3 (2nd)
1994 AL  2 (2nd)
1995 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  161 (1st)
1986 AL  160 (1st)
1988 AL  158 (1st)
1989 AL  157 (3rd)
1991 AL  152 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  438 (4th)
1985 AL  465 (1st)
1986 AL  429 (3rd)
1988 AL  450 (1st)
1989 AL  438 (1st)
1990 AL  354 (4th)
Career  4,392 (51st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  16 (1st)
1985 AL  19 (2nd)
1988 AL  12 (2nd)
1989 AL  13 (3rd)
1993 AL  13 (3rd)
1994 AL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  5 (2nd)
1988 AL  4 (3rd)
1991 AL  5 (2nd)
1992 AL  3 (5th)
Career  37 (96th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  30 (1st)
1985 AL  10 (3rd)
1988 AL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.67 (1st)
1985 AL  3.11 (5th)
1988 AL  3.08 (4th)
1989 AL  3.06 (1st)
1990 AL  2.79 (5th)
Career  2.91 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  3.59 (1st)
1985 AL  3.01 (3rd)
1988 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1989 AL  2.87 (1st)
Career  2.77 (26th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  .994 (2nd)
1986 AL  .986 (5th)
1988 AL  .994 (2nd)
1989 AL  .991 (2nd)
1990 AL  .991 (4th)
1992 AL  .993 (4th)
Career  .990 (41st)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1994 AL  2.37 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  2.27 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  .980 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  30 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1984 AL  3.63 (1st)
1985 AL  3.10 (4th)
1988 AL  3.08 (3rd)
1989 AL  3.06 (1st)
Career  2.79 (23rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  3.55 (1st)
1985 AL  3.01 (4th)
1988 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1989 AL  2.87 (1st)
Career  2.67 (25th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1988 AL  .994 (3rd)
1989 AL  .991 (3rd)
1993 AL  .994 (3rd)
Career  .989 (78th)

Salary s c a p y
1990 AL  $2,816,667 (2nd)
1993 AL  $5,300,000 (4th)
1994 AL  $5,300,000 (6th)
1995 AL  $6,300,000 (8th)
1996 AL  $6,200,000 (9th)
1997 AL  $7,200,000 (6th)

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