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Mickey Rivers

John Milton Rivers (Mick the Quick)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: October 31, 1948 in Miami, FL
Schools: Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL), Miami-Dade College, North Campus (Miami, FL)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1970 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Yankees/Angels 1970-1984

Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 35)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #471. Vic Wertz… #472. Wally Pipp… #473. Max Bishop… #474. MICKEY RIVERS… #475. Shane Victorino… #476. Marty Marion… #477. Rick Monday… 

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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
1970 21 CAL AL 17 30 25 6 8 2 0 0 3 1 0 3 5 .320 .414 .400 .814 130 10 0 1 1 0 0 /98
1971 22 CAL AL 79 296 268 31 71 12 2 1 12 13 1 19 38 .265 .316 .336 .652 92 90 0 1 8 0 1 89/7
1972 23 CAL AL 58 176 159 18 34 6 2 0 7 4 3 8 26 .214 .256 .277 .533 63 44 3 1 8 0 1 8/79
1973 24 CAL AL 30 141 129 26 45 6 4 0 16 8 3 8 11 .349 .391 .457 .849 149 59 1 1 3 0 0 8
1974 25 CAL AL 118 518 466 69 133 19 11 3 31 30 13 39 47 .285 .341 .393 .734 117 183 6 1 11 1 0 *8
1975 26 CAL AL 155 672 616 70 175 17 13 1 53 70 14 43 42 .284 .331 .359 .690 103 221 6 2 7 4 5 *87/D9
1976 27 NYY AL 137 612 590 95 184 31 8 8 67 43 7 13 51 .312 .327 .432 .760 123 255 3 3 2 5 0 *8 AS,MVP-3
1977 28 NYY AL 138 594 565 79 184 18 5 12 69 22 14 18 45 .326 .350 .439 .789 115 248 2 4 5 2 4 *8/D MVP-11
1978 29 NYY AL 141 604 559 78 148 25 8 11 48 25 5 29 51 .265 .302 .397 .699 98 222 8 3 7 6 3 *8 MVP-25
1979 30 TOT AL 132 570 533 72 156 27 8 9 50 10 9 22 39 .293 .319 .424 .743 101 226 5 2 5 8 2 *8/D
1979 30 NYY AL 74 307 286 37 82 18 5 3 25 3 7 13 21 .287 .315 .416 .731 98 119 3 1 2 5 2 8/D
1979 30 TEX AL 58 263 247 35 74 9 3 6 25 7 2 9 18 .300 .323 .433 .756 104 107 2 1 3 3 0 8/D
1980 31 TEX AL 147 661 630 96 210 32 6 7 60 18 7 20 34 .333 .353 .437 .789 119 275 4 1 6 4 1 *8/D MVP-18
1981 32 TEX AL 99 428 399 62 114 21 2 3 26 9 5 24 31 .286 .327 .371 .698 107 148 3 1 3 1 2 *8
1982 33 TEX AL 19 69 68 6 16 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 7 .235 .232 .324 .555 55 22 1 0 0 1 0 D
1983 34 TEX AL 96 329 309 37 88 17 0 1 20 9 4 11 21 .285 .309 .350 .658 84 108 1 1 5 3 0 D7/9
1984 35 TEX AL 102 326 313 40 94 13 1 4 33 5 5 9 23 .300 .320 .387 .706 93 121 1 0 4 0 1 D7/89
15 Yrs 1468 6026 5629 785 1660 247 71 61 499 267 90 266 471 .295 .327 .397 .724 106 2232 44 22 75 35 20
162 Game Avg. 162 665 621 87 183 27 8 7 55 29 10 29 52 .295 .327 .397 .724 106 246 5 2 8 4 2
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
TEX (6 yrs) 521 2076 1966 276 596 93 13 22 168 48 23 73 134 .303 .327 .397 .725 103 781 12 4 21 12 4
CAL (6 yrs) 457 1833 1663 220 466 62 32 5 122 126 34 120 169 .280 .330 .365 .695 105 607 16 7 38 5 7
NYY (4 yrs) 490 2117 2000 289 598 92 26 34 209 93 33 73 168 .299 .324 .422 .746 110 844 16 11 16 18 9

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
1970 21 CAL AL 17 30 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 0.0 3 /98
1971 22 CAL AL 79 296 -2 3 1 1 -2 2 0.2 10 12 1.3 .503 .502 1.2 -0.1 12 89/7
1972 23 CAL AL 58 176 -6 1 1 0 -1 -4 -0.6 6 2 0.1 .491 .497 0.1 -0.1 2 8/79
1973 24 CAL AL 30 141 8 0 0 -7 -0 2 0.2 5 6 0.6 .505 .501 1.4 -0.7 13 8
1974 25 CAL AL 118 518 12 4 2 -4 -0 15 1.7 18 32 3.4 .514 .510 3.8 -0.4 36 *8
1975 26 CAL AL 155 672 4 11 4 -8 -2 9 1.1 24 33 3.4 .506 .506 4.2 -0.9 40 *87/D9
1976 27 NYY AL 137 612 14 8 4 13 -0 38 4.4 21 59 6.4 .531 .526 5.0 1.5 46 *8 AS,MVP-3
1977 28 NYY AL 138 594 12 2 4 14 -0 31 3.3 21 52 5.3 .523 .520 3.9 1.5 38 $133,333 *8/D MVP-11
1978 29 NYY AL 141 604 -3 2 2 11 0 12 1.4 21 34 3.5 .510 .508 2.3 1.2 23 $133,333 *8 MVP-25
1979 30 NYY AL 74 307 -4 -1 2 -9 -0 -12 -1.2 11 -1 -0.2 .483 .492 0.8 -0.9 8 $133,333 8/D
1979 30 TEX AL 58 263 2 1 1 8 -0 12 1.2 9 20 2.0 .520 .507 1.2 0.8 12 8/D
1980 31 TEX AL 147 661 21 3 3 -13 -0 13 1.4 22 34 3.4 .509 .508 4.8 -1.4 48 *8/D MVP-18
1981 32 TEX AL 99 428 6 3 2 -4 0 7 0.8 14 21 2.1 .508 .505 2.7 -0.5 26 *8
1982 33 TEX AL 19 69 -5 -0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .466 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -4 D
1983 34 TEX AL 96 329 -5 2 2 2 -6 -5 -0.4 11 7 0.6 .495 .497 0.5 -0.4 5 D7/9
1984 35 TEX AL 102 326 -0 -0 1 -1 -6 -6 -0.6 11 6 0.5 .494 .496 0.6 -0.7 7 D7/89
15 Seasons 1468 6026 57 39 29 2 -18 109 12.6 207 316 32.5 .508 .507 32.4 -1.2 314 $399,999
TEX (6 yrs) 521 2076 18 9 9 -9 -13 15 1.8 69 84 8.3 .503 .503 9.4 -2.2 93
CAL (6 yrs) 457 1833 18 19 9 -17 -4 26 2.9 64 89 9.2 .506 .505 11.1 -2.2 106
NYY (4 yrs) 490 2117 20 11 11 28 -0 69 7.9 74 143 15.0 .515 .514 11.9 3.2 115 $399,999

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
1976 27 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 5 24 23 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .348 .375 .435 .810 10 0 0 0 0 0
1976 27 NYY AL WS CIN L 4 19 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 .167 .211 .167 .377 3 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 5 23 23 5 9 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 .391 .391 .478 .870 11 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 NYY AL WS LAD W 6 27 27 1 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 .222 .222 .296 .519 8 0 0 0 0 0
1978 29 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 4 13 11 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .455 .538 .455 .993 5 0 0 0 0 0
1978 29 NYY AL WS LAD W 5 18 18 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 6 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 29 124 120 14 37 4 1 0 4 4 3 4 9 .308 .331 .358 .689 43 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 14 60 57 10 22 2 1 0 2 1 1 3 3 .386 .417 .456 .873 26 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 15 64 63 4 15 2 0 0 2 3 2 1 6 .238 .250 .270 .520 17 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
1970 CAL AL 21 OF 5 4 4 41.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 2.20 2.00 .980 2.13 2.12
1970 CAL AL 21 RF 4 3 3 32.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 1.69 1.50 .975 1.97 1.98
1970 CAL AL 21 CF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 3.00 3.00 .987 2.60 2.60
1971 CAL AL 22 OF 76 67 46 605.1 169 160 5 4 2 .976 1 2 2.45 2.17 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 CAL AL 22 CF 60 57 41 502.1 137 130 5 2 2 .985 -0 -1 2.42 2.25 .983 2.73 2.72
1971 CAL AL 22 RF 20 10 5 96.0 24 22 0 2 0 .917 1 9 2.06 1.10 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 CAL AL 22 LF 5 0 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 103 3.86 0.60 .980 1.93 1.92
1972 CAL AL 23 OF 48 38 32 352.2 107 105 0 2 0 .981 0 1 2.68 2.19 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CAL AL 23 CF 38 33 29 292.2 92 90 0 2 0 .978 2 8 2.77 2.37 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 CAL AL 23 LF 7 1 1 25.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 2.52 1.00 .980 1.87 1.89
1972 CAL AL 23 RF 7 4 2 35.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -69 2.06 1.14 .980 2.11 2.11
1973 CAL AL 24 CF 29 29 29 266.2 69 63 0 6 0 .913 -7 -32 2.13 2.17 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 CAL AL 24 OF 29 29 29 266.2 66 60 0 6 0 .909 -7 -32 2.02 2.07 .979 2.29 2.27
1974 CAL AL 25 CF 116 114 110 999.1 319 308 9 2 3 .994 -4 -4 2.85 2.73 .986 2.93 2.92
1974 CAL AL 25 OF 116 114 110 999.1 320 309 9 2 3 .994 -4 -4 2.86 2.74 .980 2.41 2.40
1975 CAL AL 26 OF 152 150 141 1340.1 393 371 13 9 3 .977 -8 -7 2.58 2.53 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 CAL AL 26 CF 125 123 116 1096.1 341 324 11 6 2 .982 -7 -8 2.75 2.68 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 CAL AL 26 LF 27 27 25 241.0 58 52 3 3 1 .948 -1 -3 2.05 2.04 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 CAL AL 26 DH 1 0
1975 CAL AL 26 RF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1976 NYY AL 27 CF 136 131 125 1178.0 415 403 6 6 0 .986 13 13 3.12 3.01 .984 2.98 2.99 AS,MVP-3
1976 NYY AL 27 OF 136 131 125 1178.0 419 407 6 6 0 .986 13 13 3.16 3.04 .981 2.47 2.48 AS,MVP-3
1977 NYY AL 28 OF 136 128 118 1124.1 398 380 11 7 1 .982 14 14 3.13 2.88 .978 2.34 2.32 MVP-11
1977 NYY AL 28 CF 135 128 118 1124.1 403 385 11 7 1 .983 14 14 3.17 2.93 .983 2.83 2.81 MVP-11
1977 NYY AL 28 DH 1 0 MVP-11
1978 NYY AL 29 CF 138 135 105 1134.2 395 380 7 8 2 .980 11 11 3.07 2.80 .984 2.97 2.94 MVP-25
1978 NYY AL 29 OF 138 135 105 1134.2 400 384 8 8 2 .980 11 11 3.11 2.84 .979 2.47 2.45 MVP-25
1979 TOT AL 30 CF 126 123 107 1047.1 319 303 9 7 1 .978 -1 -1 2.68 2.48 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 TOT AL 30 OF 126 123 107 1047.1 315 300 8 7 1 .978 -1 -1 2.65 2.44 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 TOT AL 30 DH 2 0
1979 NYY AL 30 CF 69 68 54 563.0 157 148 5 4 0 .975 -9 -19 2.45 2.22 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 NYY AL 30 OF 69 68 54 563.0 155 147 4 4 0 .974 -9 -19 2.41 2.19 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 NYY AL 30 DH 1 0
1979 TEX AL 30 CF 57 55 53 484.1 162 155 4 3 1 .981 8 20 2.95 2.79 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 TEX AL 30 OF 57 55 53 484.1 160 153 4 3 1 .981 8 20 2.92 2.75 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 TEX AL 30 DH 1 0
1980 TEX AL 31 CF 141 138 125 1200.0 373 347 18 8 4 .979 -13 -13 2.74 2.59 .983 2.92 2.91 MVP-18
1980 TEX AL 31 OF 141 138 125 1200.0 369 342 19 8 4 .978 -13 -13 2.71 2.56 .979 2.47 2.46 MVP-18
1980 TEX AL 31 DH 4 3 MVP-18
1981 TEX AL 32 CF 97 94 90 832.1 240 227 12 1 3 .996 -4 -6 2.58 2.46 .988 2.90 2.89
1981 TEX AL 32 OF 97 94 90 832.1 238 225 12 1 3 .996 -4 -6 2.56 2.44 .983 2.48 2.47
1982 TEX AL 33 DH 16 16
1983 TEX AL 34 DH 53 50
1983 TEX AL 34 OF 23 20 15 176.0 50 48 1 1 0 .980 2 12 2.51 2.13 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 TEX AL 34 LF 16 13 9 116.0 35 33 1 1 0 .971 1 14 2.64 2.13 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 TEX AL 34 RF 8 7 6 60.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.25 1.88 .978 2.25 2.22
1984 TEX AL 35 DH 50 42
1984 TEX AL 35 OF 30 24 20 211.0 52 49 3 0 2 1.000 -1 -5 2.22 1.73 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 TEX AL 35 LF 26 22 19 193.0 48 45 3 0 2 1.000 -1 -6 2.24 1.85 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 TEX AL 35 CF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 2.57 2.00 .985 3.02 3.00
1984 TEX AL 35 RF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
14 Seasons OF 1253 1195 1067 10509.0 3306 3150 95 61 21 .982 2 0 2.78 2.59 .980 2.41 2.40
13 Seasons CF 1144 1108 997 9697.0 3110 2967 88 55 18 .982 2 0 2.84 2.67 .984 2.89 2.88
5 Seasons LF 81 63 54 582.0 151 140 7 4 3 .974 1 2 2.27 1.81 .979 2.22 2.19
6 Seasons RF 42 24 16 230.0 54 52 0 2 0 .963 -1 -3 2.03 1.24 .979 2.11 2.09
15 Seasons TOT 1253 1195 1067 10509.0 3306 3150 95 61 21 .982 2 0 2.78 2.59 .980 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 AL (3, 53%)
1977 AL (11, 15%)
1978 AL (25, 2%)
1980 AL (18, 2%)
0.72 Career Shares (338th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1976 AL  6.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1976 AL  4.9 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1976 AL  .312 (7th)
1977 AL  .326 (4th)
1980 AL  .333 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1975 AL  616 (3rd)
1980 AL  630 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1975 AL  672 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 AL  95 (3rd)
1980 AL  96 (10th)
1981 AL  62 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  175 (7th)
1976 AL  184 (5th)
1977 AL  184 (10th)
1980 AL  210 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1976 AL  255 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1976 AL  31 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1974 AL  11 (1st)
1975 AL  13 (1st)
1976 AL  8 (6th)
1978 AL  8 (6th)
1979 AL  8 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1974 AL  30 (6th)
1975 AL  70 (1st)
1976 AL  43 (7th)
Career  267 (200th)

Singles s c a p y
1975 AL  144 (3rd)
1976 AL  137 (4th)
1977 AL  149 (4th)
1980 AL  165 (2nd)
1981 AL  88 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  11 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1974 AL  13 (9th)
1975 AL  14 (10th)
1977 AL  14 (9th)
Career  90 (167th)

SB % s c a p y
1975 AL  83.33 (3rd)
1976 AL  86.00 (1st)
1978 AL  83.33 (5th)
Career  74.79 (175th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  14.7 (2nd)
1977 AL  12.6 (8th)
1979 AL  13.7 (8th)
1980 AL  18.5 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 AL  472 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  30.72 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.3 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.2 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  1 (4th)
1984 AL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  136 (5th)
1978 AL  138 (5th)
1980 AL  141 (4th)
1981 AL  97 (4th)
Career  1,144 (64th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  324 (4th)
1976 AL  403 (2nd)
1977 AL  385 (3rd)
1980 AL  347 (5th)
Career  2,967 (61st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  9 (3rd)
1975 AL  11 (2nd)
1977 AL  11 (3rd)
1980 AL  18 (1st)
1981 AL  12 (1st)
Career  88 (48th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (5th)
1975 AL  6 (5th)
1976 AL  6 (4th)
1977 AL  7 (5th)
1978 AL  8 (4th)
1979 AL  7 (3rd)
1980 AL  8 (1st)
Career  55 (53rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 AL  2 (3rd)
1974 AL  3 (2nd)
1975 AL  2 (5th)
1980 AL  4 (1st)
1981 AL  3 (1st)
Career  18 (72nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  152 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  371 (4th)
1976 AL  407 (2nd)
1977 AL  380 (3rd)
1978 AL  384 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  13 (3rd)
1980 AL  19 (1st)
1981 AL  12 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1975 AL  9 (4th)
1979 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  3 (4th)
1980 AL  4 (4th)
1981 AL  3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  13 (2nd)
1977 AL  14 (2nd)
1978 AL  11 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.12 (4th)
1977 AL  3.17 (3rd)
1978 AL  3.07 (4th)
Career  2.88 (22nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 AL  2.68 (5th)
1976 AL  3.01 (2nd)
1977 AL  2.93 (3rd)
Career  2.67 (45th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  .994 (2nd)
1977 AL  .983 (5th)
1981 AL  .996 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  13 (5th)
1977 AL  14 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1976 AL  3.16 (4th)
1977 AL  3.13 (3rd)
1978 AL  3.11 (5th)
Career  2.83 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1976 AL  3.04 (1st)
1977 AL  2.88 (3rd)
Career  2.59 (46th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1974 AL  .994 (2nd)
1981 AL  .996 (2nd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (432), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 48 (531), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1001), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (68th), 32.5 career WAR/27.5 7yr-peak WAR/30.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197728New York Yankees$133,3332/14/77 TSN3/$400K; 4/23/77 TSN survey & 11/19/77 TSN - $100K
197829New York Yankees$133,3332/14/77 TSN3/$400K; breakdown unclear
197930New York Yankees$133,3332/14/77 TSN3/$400K; breakdown unclear
Career to date (may be incomplete)$399,999
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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