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Ernie Riles

Ernest Riles

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 2, 1960 in Cairo, GA
School: Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 3rd round of the 1981 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 14, 1985 (Age 24.224)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Giants/Athletics/RedSox/Astros 1985-1993

Final Game: October 3, 1993 (Age 33.001)
Relatives: Uncle of Willie Harris
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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
1985 24 MIL AL 116 495 448 54 128 12 7 5 45 2 2 36 54 .286 .339 .377 .717 98 169 16 2 6 3 0 *6/D RoY-3
1986 25 MIL AL 145 588 524 69 132 24 2 9 47 7 7 54 80 .252 .321 .357 .678 83 187 14 1 6 3 0 *6
1987 26 MIL AL 83 316 276 38 72 11 1 4 38 3 4 30 47 .261 .329 .351 .681 79 97 6 1 3 6 1 56
1988 27 TOT MLB 120 336 314 33 87 13 3 4 37 3 4 17 59 .277 .310 .376 .686 97 118 8 0 1 4 2 564/D
1988 27 MIL AL 41 135 127 7 32 6 1 1 9 2 2 7 26 .252 .291 .339 .630 76 43 3 0 1 0 0 5/6D
1988 27 SFG NL 79 201 187 26 55 7 2 3 28 1 2 10 33 .294 .323 .401 .724 111 75 5 0 0 4 2 546
1989 28 SFG NL 122 337 302 43 84 13 2 7 40 0 6 28 50 .278 .339 .404 .743 115 122 7 2 1 4 3 54/697
1990 29 SFG NL 92 184 155 22 31 2 1 8 21 0 0 26 26 .200 .313 .381 .694 94 59 2 0 2 1 3 645
1991 30 OAK AL 108 321 281 30 60 8 4 5 32 3 2 31 42 .214 .290 .324 .614 75 91 8 1 4 4 3 56/43
1992 31 HOU NL 39 64 61 5 16 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 11 .262 .281 .328 .609 76 20 0 0 0 1 0 /6534
1993 32 BOS AL 94 170 143 15 27 8 0 5 20 1 3 20 40 .189 .292 .350 .641 68 50 3 2 2 3 3 4D5/3
9 Yrs 919 2811 2504 309 637 92 20 48 284 20 28 244 409 .254 .319 .365 .684 89 913 64 9 25 29 15
162 Game Avg. 162 496 441 54 112 16 4 8 50 4 5 43 72 .254 .319 .365 .684 89 161 11 2 4 5 3
MIL (4 yrs) 385 1534 1375 168 364 53 11 19 139 14 15 127 207 .265 .326 .361 .687 86 496 39 4 16 12 1
SFG (3 yrs) 293 722 644 91 170 22 5 18 89 1 8 64 109 .264 .328 .398 .726 109 256 14 2 3 9 8
BOS (1 yr) 94 170 143 15 27 8 0 5 20 1 3 20 40 .189 .292 .350 .641 68 50 3 2 2 3 3
OAK (1 yr) 108 321 281 30 60 8 4 5 32 3 2 31 42 .214 .290 .324 .614 75 91 8 1 4 4 3
HOU (1 yr) 39 64 61 5 16 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 11 .262 .281 .328 .609 76 20 0 0 0 1 0
AL (6 yrs) 587 2025 1799 213 451 69 15 29 191 18 20 178 289 .251 .318 .354 .672 83 637 50 7 22 19 7
NL (4 yrs) 332 786 705 96 186 23 5 19 93 2 8 66 120 .264 .324 .391 .716 106 276 14 2 3 10 8

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
1985 24 MIL AL 116 495 -1 1 -1 -8 7 -1 -0.1 17 15 1.5 .499 .499 2.4 -0.1 24 *6/D RoY-3
1986 25 MIL AL 145 588 -12 -2 -0 -12 9 -17 -1.7 20 3 0.2 .488 .489 1.4 -0.3 15 $175,000 *6
1987 26 MIL AL 83 316 -6 -2 1 -7 2 -12 -1.1 11 -1 -0.1 .486 .493 0.6 -0.4 6 $160,000 56
1988 27 MIL AL 41 135 -4 -0 -0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .484 .496 -0.0 -0.1 0 $250,000 5/6D
1988 27 SFG NL 79 201 2 0 0 9 2 13 1.5 7 20 2.2 .519 .509 1.1 1.3 11 546
1989 28 SFG NL 122 337 6 -0 -1 1 2 8 0.8 11 18 1.9 .507 .505 1.8 0.2 18 $470,000 54/697
1990 29 SFG NL 92 184 -2 -0 1 -3 3 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.4 .498 .499 0.7 0.0 7 $675,000 645
1991 30 OAK AL 108 321 -11 1 -1 2 2 -7 -0.7 12 4 0.4 .493 .495 0.2 0.4 2 $792,500 56/43
1992 31 HOU NL 39 64 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $400,000 /6534
1993 32 BOS AL 94 170 -8 -1 -0 0 -1 -10 -1.0 6 -3 -0.4 .489 .494 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $400,000 4D5/3
9 Seasons 919 2811 -39 -3 -1 -18 27 -35 -3.0 96 61 6.1 .496 .498 7.7 1.1 79 $3,322,500
MIL (4 yrs) 385 1534 -24 -2 -0 -29 18 -37 -3.5 52 15 1.4 .490 .494 4.3 -0.9 44 $585,000
SFG (3 yrs) 293 722 6 -0 0 7 6 20 2.2 24 43 4.5 .508 .505 3.6 1.5 36 $1,145,000
BOS (1 yr) 94 170 -8 -1 -0 0 -1 -10 -1.0 6 -3 -0.4 .489 .494 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $400,000
OAK (1 yr) 108 321 -11 1 -1 2 2 -7 -0.7 12 4 0.4 .493 .495 0.2 0.4 2 $792,500
HOU (1 yr) 39 64 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $400,000

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
1989 28 SFG NL NLCS CHC W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 28 SFG NL WS OAK L 4 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
1985 MIL AL 24 SS 115 113 112 1014.1 515 183 310 22 62 .957 -8 -10 4.37 4.29 .964 4.64 4.60 RoY-3
1985 MIL AL 24 DH 1 1 RoY-3
1986 MIL AL 25 SS 142 138 136 1234.2 559 212 327 20 76 .964 -12 -12 3.93 3.80 .967 4.53 4.49
1987 MIL AL 26 3B 65 59 48 515.1 154 41 103 10 11 .935 -1 -3 2.51 2.22 .952 2.77 2.74
1987 MIL AL 26 SS 21 16 16 167.2 87 35 49 3 14 .966 -5 -39 4.51 4.00 .970 4.59 4.54
1988 TOT MLB 27 3B 58 49 32 421.2 151 36 110 5 6 .967 3 9 3.12 2.52 .950 2.74 2.74
1988 TOT MLB 27 SS 25 12 11 135.2 81 25 54 2 13 .975 2 22 5.24 3.16 .969 4.66 4.64
1988 MIL AL 27 3B 28 25 22 225.2 71 21 47 3 2 .958 -1 -6 2.71 2.43 .954 2.71 2.69
1988 MIL AL 27 SS 9 6 6 59.0 33 15 17 1 6 .970 -1 -16 4.88 3.56 .971 4.68 4.64
1988 MIL AL 27 DH 5 4
1988 SFG NL 27 3B 30 24 10 196.0 80 15 63 2 4 .975 4 26 3.58 2.60 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 SFG NL 27 2B 17 11 6 104.0 54 21 33 0 6 1.000 2 20 4.67 3.18 .980 5.22 5.23
1988 SFG NL 27 SS 16 6 5 76.2 48 10 37 1 7 .979 3 52 5.52 2.94 .967 4.64 4.64
1989 SFG NL 28 3B 83 67 36 551.1 158 45 107 6 13 .962 1 2 2.48 1.83 .943 2.71 2.71
1989 SFG NL 28 2B 18 7 2 74.1 53 20 31 2 2 .962 0 6 6.17 2.83 .981 5.12 5.12
1989 SFG NL 28 SS 7 0 0 12.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 0 20 5.25 1.00 .966 4.50 4.51
1989 SFG NL 28 OF 5 1 0 9.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -1 -107 3.00 0.60 .980 2.30 2.32
1989 SFG NL 28 RF 3 1 0 7.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -171 1.29 0.33 .980 2.06 2.13
1989 SFG NL 28 LF 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 2.25 2.15
1990 SFG NL 29 SS 26 12 7 119.2 71 21 49 1 8 .986 1 8 5.26 2.69 .967 4.59 4.56
1990 SFG NL 29 2B 24 17 7 134.0 78 28 48 2 6 .974 -4 -32 5.10 3.17 .983 5.01 4.98
1990 SFG NL 29 3B 10 4 3 49.1 12 4 8 0 0 1.000 0 2 2.19 1.20 .947 2.74 2.71
1991 OAK AL 30 3B 69 59 29 485.0 165 54 101 10 14 .939 5 11 2.88 2.25 .955 2.79 2.79
1991 OAK AL 30 SS 20 10 8 101.0 43 17 25 1 5 .977 -2 -27 3.74 2.10 .971 4.67 4.66
1991 OAK AL 30 2B 7 3 2 30.0 22 10 12 0 4 1.000 -1 -28 6.60 3.14 .981 5.19 5.19
1991 OAK AL 30 1B 5 3 1 27.2 37 32 5 0 3 1.000 0 22 12.04 7.40 .992 9.76 9.74
1992 HOU NL 31 SS 6 0 0 11.2 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -41 3.09 0.67 .970 4.63 4.60
1992 HOU NL 31 3B 5 4 3 36.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1 23 1.75 1.40 .951 2.68 2.68
1992 HOU NL 31 1B 4 3 3 32.0 26 24 1 1 0 .962 0 4 7.03 6.25 .993 9.76 9.75
1992 HOU NL 31 2B 2 1 0 8.0 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 0 15 9.00 4.00 .981 5.18 5.20
1993 BOS AL 32 2B 20 13 6 111.0 67 22 45 0 8 1.000 -0 -4 5.43 3.35 .981 5.15 5.11
1993 BOS AL 32 DH 15 8
1993 BOS AL 32 3B 11 6 2 57.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1 17 1.74 1.00 .951 2.68 2.66
1993 BOS AL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.50
8 Seasons SS 362 301 290 2796.2 1367 495 823 49 180 .964 -25 -11 4.24 3.64 .966 4.59 4.55
7 Seasons 3B 301 248 153 2115.2 658 184 443 31 44 .953 9 5 2.67 2.08 .950 2.75 2.74
6 Seasons 2B 88 52 23 461.1 282 104 174 4 27 .986 -2 -7 5.42 3.16 .981 5.12 5.11
3 Seasons DH 21 13
3 Seasons 1B 10 6 4 60.2 64 57 6 1 3 .984 1 12 9.35 6.30 .992 9.76 9.72
1 Season OF 5 1 0 9.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -1 -107 3.00 0.60 .980 2.30 2.32
1 Season RF 3 1 0 7.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -171 1.29 0.33 .980 2.06 2.13
1 Season LF 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 2.25 2.15
9 Seasons TOT 766 608 470 5443.1 2375 843 1446 86 254 .964 -18 -4 3.78 2.99 .964 3.97 3.96
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

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1988 NL  3 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2295), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2432), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (250th), 6.1 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1986 25 Milwaukee Brewers $175,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Milwaukee Brewers $160,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 Milwaukee Brewers $250,000* ?
1989 28 San Francisco Giants $470,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 San Francisco Giants $675,000* ?
1991 30 Oakland Athletics $792,500 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 31 Houston Astros $400,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 32 Boston Red Sox $400,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,322,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $264,500 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1990 - $735,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
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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