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Gene Richards

Eugene Richards

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: September 29, 1953 in Monticello, SC
School: South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1977 (Age 23.189)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Giants 1977-1984

Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 31.001)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1179. Jeffrey Leonard… #1180. Orlando Merced… #1181. Shano Collins… #1182. GENE RICHARDS… #1183. Peanuts Lowrey… #1184. Dave May… #1185. Jonathan Lucroy… 

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
1977 23 SDP NL 146 591 525 79 152 16 11 5 32 56 12 60 80 .290 .363 .390 .754 113 205 9 2 2 2 12 *783/9 RoY-3
1978 24 SDP NL 154 629 555 90 171 26 12 4 45 37 17 64 80 .308 .381 .420 .801 134 233 9 4 2 4 7 *738
1979 25 SDP NL 150 606 545 77 152 17 9 4 41 24 8 47 62 .279 .343 .365 .708 100 199 7 8 3 3 6 *87
1980 26 SDP NL 158 712 642 91 193 26 8 4 41 61 16 61 73 .301 .363 .385 .748 115 247 9 2 7 0 7 *7/9 MVP-22
1981 27 SDP NL 104 453 393 47 113 14 12 3 42 20 8 53 44 .288 .373 .407 .780 128 160 6 1 5 1 3 *7
1982 28 SDP NL 132 562 521 63 149 13 8 3 28 30 20 36 52 .286 .333 .359 .692 98 187 5 2 1 2 1 73/9
1983 29 SDP NL 95 252 233 37 64 11 3 3 22 14 5 17 17 .275 .325 .386 .712 100 90 8 1 0 1 1 7
1984 30 SFG NL 87 153 135 18 34 4 0 0 4 5 3 18 28 .252 .340 .281 .621 79 38 3 0 0 0 2 79/8
8 Yrs 1026 3958 3549 502 1028 127 63 26 255 247 89 356 436 .290 .357 .383 .739 112 1359 56 20 20 13 39
162 Game Avg. 162 625 560 79 162 20 10 4 40 39 14 56 69 .290 .357 .383 .739 112 215 9 3 3 2 6
SDP (7 yrs) 939 3805 3414 484 994 123 63 26 251 242 86 338 408 .291 .357 .387 .744 113 1321 53 20 20 13 37
SFG (1 yr) 87 153 135 18 34 4 0 0 4 5 3 18 28 .252 .340 .281 .621 79 38 3 0 0 0 2

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
1977 23 SDP NL 146 591 9 6 1 -4 -5 6 0.5 19 25 2.3 .504 .504 2.8 -1.1 29 $19,000 *783/9 RoY-3
1978 24 SDP NL 154 629 24 0 0 -7 -7 11 1.2 20 31 3.2 .508 .508 3.9 -1.6 39 *738
1979 25 SDP NL 150 606 5 3 -0 -4 -0 3 0.3 19 22 2.3 .502 .502 2.6 -0.5 27 *87
1980 26 SDP NL 158 712 15 9 1 3 -6 21 2.3 23 44 4.6 .515 .515 4.2 -0.4 41 *7/9 MVP-22
1981 27 SDP NL 104 453 16 1 2 -5 -4 10 1.2 15 25 2.7 .511 .507 3.1 -1.0 30 *7
1982 28 SDP NL 132 562 -1 -5 1 15 -6 4 0.5 19 23 2.4 .503 .503 0.6 1.1 8 73/9
1983 29 SDP NL 95 252 3 -1 0 3 -1 4 0.4 9 12 1.2 .504 .503 0.9 0.1 10 $550,000 7
1984 30 SFG NL 87 153 -4 -1 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .491 .495 -0.1 -0.2 -0 79/8
8 Seasons 1026 3958 67 12 4 -1 -30 52 5.6 130 182 18.6 .506 .505 18.0 -3.6 183 $569,000
SDP (7 yrs) 939 3805 71 14 4 0 -30 59 6.4 124 183 18.8 .507 .506 18.1 -3.4 183 $569,000
SFG (1 yr) 87 153 -4 -1 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .491 .495 -0.1 -0.2 -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
1977 SDP NL 23 OF 109 92 79 850.2 214 193 13 8 0 .963 -0 -0 2.18 1.89 .978 2.26 2.26 RoY-3
1977 SDP NL 23 LF 75 60 51 545.1 117 103 9 5 0 .957 3 6 1.85 1.49 .972 1.93 1.93 RoY-3
1977 SDP NL 23 CF 37 31 28 299.1 91 84 4 3 0 .967 -3 -11 2.65 2.38 .986 2.73 2.74 RoY-3
1977 SDP NL 23 1B 32 29 17 237.0 250 223 22 5 23 .980 -4 -20 9.30 7.66 .991 9.89 9.89 RoY-3
1977 SDP NL 23 RF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10 RoY-3
1978 SDP NL 24 OF 124 114 81 989.1 226 210 8 8 0 .965 -2 -3 1.98 1.76 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 SDP NL 24 LF 115 90 74 822.0 168 155 6 7 0 .958 -4 -6 1.76 1.40 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 SDP NL 24 1B 26 22 18 195.0 232 211 12 9 23 .961 -5 -31 10.29 8.58 .992 9.98 9.90
1978 SDP NL 24 CF 26 24 7 167.1 53 50 2 1 0 .981 2 14 2.80 2.00 .983 2.80 2.77
1979 SDP NL 25 OF 132 129 110 1118.0 336 320 7 9 2 .973 -4 -5 2.63 2.48 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 SDP NL 25 CF 122 119 105 1032.0 314 298 7 9 2 .971 -5 -5 2.66 2.50 .986 2.82 2.81
1979 SDP NL 25 LF 11 10 5 86.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.09 1.82 .970 2.01 2.00
1980 SDP NL 26 LF 156 155 148 1383.1 335 310 19 6 4 .982 3 3 2.14 2.11 .976 2.06 2.06 MVP-22
1980 SDP NL 26 OF 156 155 148 1384.1 335 307 21 7 4 .979 3 3 2.13 2.10 .980 2.31 2.31 MVP-22
1980 SDP NL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 .980 1.80 2.10 MVP-22
1981 SDP NL 27 OF 102 100 96 895.0 197 178 14 5 1 .975 -5 -6 1.93 1.88 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 SDP NL 27 LF 101 100 96 895.0 203 184 14 5 1 .975 -5 -6 1.99 1.96 .975 2.12 2.13
1982 SDP NL 28 OF 103 101 55 838.1 213 200 8 5 1 .977 15 21 2.23 2.02 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 SDP NL 28 LF 101 100 54 830.0 211 198 8 5 1 .976 14 21 2.23 2.04 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 SDP NL 28 1B 25 24 18 198.0 241 223 12 6 17 .975 -0 -1 10.68 9.40 .992 10.23 10.26
1982 SDP NL 28 RF 1 1 1 8.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 58 4.32 4.00 .978 2.05 2.00
1983 SDP NL 29 LF 54 51 28 391.2 97 94 2 1 0 .990 3 8 2.21 1.78 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 SDP NL 29 OF 54 51 28 391.2 100 96 2 2 0 .980 3 8 2.25 1.81 .980 2.27 2.26
1984 SFG NL 30 OF 26 19 16 196.1 50 46 1 3 0 .940 -2 -10 2.15 1.81 .979 2.27 2.26
1984 SFG NL 30 LF 15 10 9 102.2 32 31 0 1 0 .969 2 22 2.72 2.07 .971 2.03 2.02
1984 SFG NL 30 RF 11 9 7 91.2 18 15 1 2 0 .889 -4 -46 1.57 1.45 .979 2.07 2.06
1984 SFG NL 30 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
8 Seasons OF 806 761 613 6663.2 1671 1550 74 47 8 .972 8 1 2.19 2.01 .979 2.30 2.29
8 Seasons LF 628 576 465 5056.0 1183 1095 58 30 6 .975 17 4 2.05 1.84 .975 2.04 2.04
4 Seasons CF 186 174 140 1500.2 458 432 13 13 2 .972 -5 -4 2.67 2.39 .986 2.80 2.79
3 Seasons 1B 83 75 53 630.0 723 657 46 20 63 .972 -9 -17 10.04 8.47 .992 10.02 10.00
4 Seasons RF 14 11 8 107.0 23 19 1 3 0 .870 -4 -40 1.68 1.43 .979 2.07 2.06
8 Seasons TOT 889 836 666 7293.2 2394 2207 120 67 71 .972 -2 -0 2.87 2.62 .983 2.97 3.01
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1980 NL (22, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Sep 18th NL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
1981 NL  3.2 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1978 NL  .308 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1978 NL  .381 (6th)
1981 NL  .373 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1980 NL  158 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1980 NL  642 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1980 NL  712 (3rd)
1981 NL  453 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1978 NL  90 (9th)
1980 NL  91 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1980 NL  193 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1977 NL  11 (2nd)
1978 NL  12 (2nd)
1979 NL  9 (10th)
1980 NL  8 (9th)
1981 NL  12 (1st)
1982 NL  8 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 NL  53 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1977 NL  56 (3rd)
1978 NL  37 (6th)
1980 NL  61 (5th)
Career  247 (233rd)

Singles s c a p y
1980 NL  155 (1st)

Runs Created s c a p y
1980 NL  96 (9th)
1981 NL  63 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1978 NL  239 (9th)
1980 NL  256 (3rd)
1981 NL  167 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1979 NL  8 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 NL  17 (3rd)
1980 NL  16 (6th)
1982 NL  20 (3rd)
Career  89 (176th)

SB % s c a p y
1977 NL  82.35 (4th)
1980 NL  79.22 (8th)
Career  73.51 (227th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1980 NL  481 (8th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1982 NL  15 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1978 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  156 (2nd)
1981 NL  101 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  310 (2nd)
1981 NL  184 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  9 (4th)
1980 NL  19 (1st)
1981 NL  14 (1st)
1982 NL  8 (4th)
Career  58 (85th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  7 (4th)
1980 NL  6 (4th)
1981 NL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  4 (1st)
1981 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  9 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1980 NL  156 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1977 NL  13 (4th)
1980 NL  21 (1st)
1981 NL  14 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1980 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  15 (1st)
Career  17 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1980 NL  2.14 (5th)
1982 NL  2.23 (3rd)
Career  2.05 (52nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  2.11 (4th)
1982 NL  2.04 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  .982 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1982 NL  15 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 29 (825), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1080), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (117th), 18.6 career WAR/18.8 7yr-peak WAR/18.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • January 9, 1975: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January).
  • November 7, 1983: Granted Free Agency.
  • March 28, 1984: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
  • November 8, 1984: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1977 23 San Diego Padres $19,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1983 29 San Diego Padres $550,000 ? 5/30/83 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$569,000
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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