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Buck Rodgers

Robert Leroy Rodgers (Buck)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 16, 1938 in Delaware, OH
High School: Prospect HS (Prospect, OH)
School: Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1961 (Age 23.023, 9,496th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Team: Angels 1961-1969

Final Game: October 1, 1969 (Age 31.046)
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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
1961 22 LAA AL 16 57 56 8 18 2 0 2 13 0 0 1 6 .321 .333 .464 .798 103 26 3 0 0 0 0 2
1962 23 LAA AL 155 623 565 65 146 34 6 6 61 1 8 45 68 .258 .309 .372 .681 85 210 16 0 6 8 6 *2 MVP-26,RoY-2
1963 24 LAA AL 100 340 300 24 70 6 0 4 23 2 2 29 35 .233 .303 .293 .597 73 88 6 2 7 2 2 2
1964 25 LAA AL 148 571 514 38 125 18 3 4 54 4 3 40 71 .243 .299 .313 .612 79 161 15 4 7 7 11 *2
1965 26 CAL AL 132 461 411 33 86 14 3 1 32 4 5 35 61 .209 .271 .265 .537 56 109 15 3 4 8 9 *2
1966 27 CAL AL 133 491 454 45 107 20 3 7 48 3 4 29 57 .236 .281 .339 .620 80 154 11 2 0 6 8 *2
1967 28 CAL AL 139 475 429 29 94 13 3 6 41 1 4 34 55 .219 .277 .305 .583 76 131 12 2 6 4 5 *2/7
1968 29 CAL AL 91 281 258 13 49 6 0 1 14 2 1 16 48 .190 .244 .225 .469 46 58 4 3 2 2 3 2
1969 30 CAL AL 18 52 46 4 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 .196 .288 .217 .506 48 10 0 1 0 0 1 2
9 Yrs 932 3351 3033 259 704 114 18 31 288 17 27 234 409 .232 .288 .312 .600 74 947 82 17 32 37 45
162 Game Avg. 162 582 527 45 122 20 3 5 50 3 5 41 71 .232 .288 .312 .600 74 165 14 3 6 6 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
1961 22 LAA AL 16 57 1 0 -0 1 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .516 .502 0.3 0.2 3 2
1962 23 LAA AL 155 623 -16 -1 -1 5 8 -5 -0.8 19 14 1.1 .497 .497 0.8 1.3 9 *2 MVP-26,RoY-2
1963 24 LAA AL 100 340 -9 1 0 -2 5 -5 -0.7 10 5 0.3 .494 .496 0.6 0.2 7 2
1964 25 LAA AL 148 571 -18 -0 -1 10 8 -1 -0.4 18 16 1.3 .499 .499 0.4 1.9 6 *2
1965 26 CAL AL 132 461 -24 -2 -1 0 7 -19 -2.3 14 -5 -0.9 .483 .486 -0.8 0.7 -5 *2
1966 27 CAL AL 133 491 -14 -2 -1 6 7 -3 -0.6 16 13 1.0 .497 .498 0.6 1.3 7 *2
1967 28 CAL AL 139 475 -11 -3 0 6 7 -1 -0.3 15 15 1.3 .499 .499 0.8 1.4 9 *2/7
1968 29 CAL AL 91 281 -17 1 0 -2 4 -14 -1.9 10 -4 -0.9 .481 .489 -0.5 0.2 -2 $35,000 2
1969 30 CAL AL 18 52 -2 0 0 -4 1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .470 .497 0.1 -0.3 1 2
9 Seasons 932 3351 -109 -6 -4 20 48 -51 -7.4 106 55 3.4 .494 .495 2.3 6.7 35 $35,000

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 LAA AL 22 C 14 13 13 115.1 85 71 11 3 2 .965 1 10 6.40 5.86 .989 6.21 6.14 1 1 8 6 43% 36% 0
1962 LAA AL 23 C 150 144 139 1302.1 909 826 73 10 14 .989 5 5 6.21 5.99 .989 6.30 6.28 12 36 40 34 46% 36% 4 MVP-26,RoY-2
1963 LAA AL 24 C 85 77 64 695.1 474 416 48 10 5 .979 -2 -3 6.01 5.46 .989 6.64 6.64 12 31 23 16 41% 33% 2
1964 LAA AL 25 C 146 139 135 1255.2 984 884 87 13 14 .987 10 10 6.96 6.65 .990 7.07 7.06 4 36 36 33 48% 37% 8
1965 CAL AL 26 C 128 112 105 1025.2 741 682 52 7 7 .991 0 0 6.44 5.73 .988 6.96 6.94 9 38 40 20 33% 34% 3
1966 CAL AL 27 C 133 121 116 1103.0 737 662 69 6 7 .992 6 7 5.96 5.50 .988 6.86 6.85 11 31 47 34 42% 38% 6
1967 CAL AL 28 C 134 121 115 1094.2 808 728 73 7 11 .991 6 7 6.59 5.98 .989 7.22 7.23 7 46 40 44 52% 41% 2
1967 CAL AL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1967 CAL AL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1968 CAL AL 29 C 87 74 57 658.0 464 407 50 7 11 .985 -2 -4 6.25 5.25 .990 6.97 6.94 7 34 32 24 43% 37% 1
1969 CAL AL 30 C 18 14 13 132.0 83 74 9 0 3 1.000 -4 -36 5.66 4.61 .987 6.65 6.65 3 9 17 4 19% 36% 0
9 Seasons C 895 815 757 7382.0 5285 4750 472 63 74 .988 20 3 6.37 5.83 .989 6.84 6.83 66 262 283 215 43% 37% 26
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
9 Seasons TOT 896 815 757 7383.0 5285 4750 472 63 74 .988 20 3 6.37 5.83 .989 6.84 6.83 66 262 283 215 43% 37% 26
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))
1962 AL (26, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1962 AL  1.3 (9th)
1964 AL  1.9 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1962 AL  34 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1962 AL  8 (7th)
1964 AL  7 (3rd)
1965 AL  8 (2nd)
1966 AL  6 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1964 AL  11 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1962 AL  8 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1962 AL  150 (1st)
1964 AL  146 (1st)
1965 AL  128 (2nd)
1966 AL  133 (1st)
1967 AL  134 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1962 AL  826 (2nd)
1964 AL  884 (4th)
1965 AL  682 (3rd)
1967 AL  728 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1962 AL  73 (2nd)
1963 AL  48 (3rd)
1964 AL  87 (1st)
1965 AL  52 (5th)
1966 AL  69 (1st)
1967 AL  73 (1st)
1968 AL  50 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1962 AL  10 (1st)
1963 AL  10 (1st)
1964 AL  13 (1st)
1967 AL  7 (5th)
1968 AL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1962 AL  14 (1st)
1964 AL  14 (1st)
1965 AL  7 (3rd)
1966 AL  7 (4th)
1967 AL  11 (2nd)
1968 AL  11 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1962 AL  12 (4th)
1963 AL  12 (2nd)
1966 AL  11 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1962 AL  40 (2nd)
1964 AL  36 (5th)
1965 AL  40 (5th)
1966 AL  47 (5th)
1967 AL  40 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1962 AL  34 (1st)
1963 AL  16 (3rd)
1964 AL  33 (1st)
1966 AL  34 (2nd)
1967 AL  44 (1st)
1968 AL  24 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1962 AL  45.9 (2nd)
1963 AL  41.0 (3rd)
1964 AL  47.8 (3rd)
1966 AL  42.0 (3rd)
1967 AL  52.4 (3rd)
1968 AL  42.9 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1962 AL  5 (4th)
1964 AL  10 (1st)
1966 AL  6 (1st)
1967 AL  6 (1st)
Career  20 (63rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1962 AL  5.99 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1966 AL  .992 (5th)
1967 AL  .991 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Catcher (339th), 3.4 career WAR/5.1 7yr-peak WAR/4.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1968 29 California Angels $35,000 ? 2/10/68 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$35,000
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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