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Dave Rucker

David Michael Rucker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 1, 1957 in San Bernardino, CA
High School: Dwight D. Eisenhower HS (Rialto, CA)
Schools: University of La Verne (La Verne, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1978. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1981 (Age 23.223, 12,036th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Tigers/Pirates 1981-1988

Last Game: October 2, 1988 (Age 31.031)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1981 23 DET AL 0 0 6.75 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 3 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 18 62 3.10 1.000 6.8 0.0 2.3 4.5 2.00
1982 24 DET AL 5 6 .455 3.38 27 4 8 1 0 0 64.0 62 26 24 4 23 3 31 2 0 1 274 120 3.73 1.328 8.7 0.6 3.2 4.4 1.35
1983 25 TOT MLB 6 5 .545 5.28 38 3 9 0 0 0 46.0 54 31 27 3 26 0 28 2 0 1 210 71 4.21 1.739 10.6 0.6 5.1 5.5 1.08
1983 25 DET AL 1 2 .333 17.00 4 3 0 0 0 0 9.0 18 17 17 2 8 0 6 1 0 0 52 24 7.31 2.889 18.0 2.0 8.0 6.0 0.75
1983 25 STL NL 5 3 .625 2.43 34 0 9 0 0 0 37.0 36 14 10 1 18 0 22 1 0 1 158 151 3.46 1.459 8.8 0.2 4.4 5.4 1.22
1984 26 STL NL 2 3 .400 2.10 50 0 15 0 0 0 73.0 62 23 17 0 34 2 38 1 0 1 304 167 3.17 1.315 7.6 0.0 4.2 4.7 1.12
1985 27 PHI NL 3 2 .600 4.31 39 3 11 0 0 1 79.1 83 42 38 6 40 6 41 2 0 2 350 86 4.22 1.550 9.4 0.7 4.5 4.7 1.03
1986 28 PHI NL 0 2 .000 5.76 19 0 5 0 0 0 25.0 34 19 16 4 14 3 14 0 0 2 119 68 5.41 1.920 12.2 1.4 5.0 5.0 1.00
1988 30 PIT NL 0 2 .000 4.76 31 0 11 0 0 0 28.1 39 19 15 2 9 1 16 0 0 1 131 72 3.51 1.694 12.4 0.6 2.9 5.1 1.78
7 Yrs 16 20 .444 3.94 206 10 61 1 0 1 319.2 337 164 140 19 147 15 170 8 0 8 1406 95 3.90 1.514 9.5 0.5 4.1 4.8 1.16
162 Game Avg. 5 6 .444 3.94 65 3 19 0 0 0 101 106 52 44 6 46 5 54 3 0 3 443 95 3.90 1.514 9.5 0.5 4.1 4.8 1.16
DET (3 yrs) 6 8 .429 5.14 33 7 10 1 0 0 77.0 83 47 44 6 32 3 39 4 0 1 344 79 4.12 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 4.6 1.22
PHI (2 yrs) 3 4 .429 4.66 58 3 16 0 0 1 104.1 117 61 54 10 54 9 55 2 0 4 469 81 4.51 1.639 10.1 0.9 4.7 4.7 1.02
STL (2 yrs) 7 6 .538 2.21 84 0 24 0 0 0 110.0 98 37 27 1 52 2 60 2 0 2 462 161 3.26 1.364 8.0 0.1 4.3 4.9 1.15
PIT (1 yr) 0 2 .000 4.76 31 0 11 0 0 0 28.1 39 19 15 2 9 1 16 0 0 1 131 72 3.51 1.694 12.4 0.6 2.9 5.1 1.78
NL (5 yrs) 10 12 .455 3.56 173 3 51 0 0 1 242.2 254 117 96 13 115 12 131 4 0 7 1062 102 3.83 1.521 9.4 0.5 4.3 4.9 1.14
AL (3 yrs) 6 8 .429 5.14 33 7 10 1 0 0 77.0 83 47 44 6 32 3 39 4 0 1 344 79 4.12 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 4.6 1.22
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1981 23 DET AL 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 2.89 0.67 -0.23 112.1 2.23 -3 -0.3 .1 0.1 -0.1 -3 .355 .498
1982 24 DET AL 64.0 27 4 26 3.66 4.47 0.50 -0.15 98.6 3.76 1 0.1 1.5 -0.1 0.7 7 .504 .501
1983 25 DET AL 9.0 4 3 17 17.00 4.78 0.64 0.08 98.2 4.14 -13 -1.0 1.5 -0.0 -1.0 -12 .249 .494
1983 25 STL NL 37.0 34 0 14 3.41 4.33 0.02 -0.34 101.0 4.01 2 0.3 1.1 -0.1 0.6 6 .508 .502
1984 26 STL NL 73.0 50 0 23 2.84 4.17 0.08 -0.32 98.2 3.70 6 0.7 .9 -0.2 1.2 13 .514 .504
1985 27 PHI NL 79.1 39 3 42 4.76 4.14 -0.26 -0.22 105.2 4.40 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.2 3 .489 .497 $220,000
1986 28 PHI NL 25.0 19 0 19 6.84 4.32 -0.14 -0.33 102.2 4.21 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -5 .458 .495
1988 30 PIT NL 28.1 31 0 19 6.04 4.11 0.20 -0.33 96.9 3.47 -8 -0.9 .9 0.0 -0.6 -6 .470 .494
7 Seasons 319.2 206 10 164 4.62 4.25 0.09 -0.25 100.7 3.93 -26 -2.4 1.0 -0.4 0.3 3 .489 .499 $220,000
DET (3 yrs) 77.0 33 7 47 5.49 4.42 0.53 -0.12 99.2 3.73 -15 -1.2 1.3 0.0 -0.4 -8 .464 .500
PHI (2 yrs) 104.1 58 3 61 5.26 4.18 -0.23 -0.25 104.5 4.35 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .479 .497 $220,000
STL (2 yrs) 110.0 84 0 37 3.03 4.23 0.06 -0.33 99.1 3.80 8 1.0 1.0 -0.2 1.8 19 .511 .503
PIT (1 yr) 28.1 31 0 19 6.04 4.11 0.20 -0.33 96.9 3.47 -8 -0.9 .9 0.0 -0.6 -6 .470 .494

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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
1981 23 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1982 24 DET AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 25 TOT MLB 38 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 25 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 25 STL NL 34 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 26 STL NL 50 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 27 PHI NL 41 14 12 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .333 .385 .417 .801 122 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1986 28 PHI NL 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 30 PIT NL 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 208 28 26 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .192 .222 .231 .453 27 6 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 22 20 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .192 .222 .231 .453 27 5 0 0 1 0 0
DET (3 yrs) 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 60 15 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .308 .357 .385 .742 105 5 0 0 1 0 0
STL (2 yrs) 84 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 -49 1 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 175 28 26 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .192 .222 .231 .453 27 6 0 0 1 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1981 23 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1982 24 DET AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 25 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 25 STL NL 34 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1984 26 STL NL 50 7 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 27 PHI NL 41 14 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $220,000 1
1986 28 PHI NL 19 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1988 30 PIT NL 31 2 -0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 1
7 Seasons 208 28 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $220,000
DET (3 yrs) 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 60 15 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $220,000
STL (2 yrs) 84 11 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
PIT (1 yr) 31 2 -0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 DET AL 23 P 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .960 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1982 DET AL 24 P 27 4 1 64.0 17 4 10 3 2 .824 1.97 0.52 .958 1.80 1.80 2 0 0% 36% 0
1983 TOT MLB 25 P 38 3 0 46.0 15 6 8 1 1 .933 2.74 0.37 .953 1.90 1.89 3 4 57% 33% 1
1983 DET AL 25 P 4 3 0 9.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 1.00 .958 1.80 1.78 0 1 100% 33% 1
1983 STL NL 25 P 34 0 0 37.0 11 5 5 1 1 .909 2.43 0.29 .952 1.92 1.91 3 3 50% 33% 0
1984 STL NL 26 P 50 0 0 73.0 19 4 10 5 1 .737 1.73 0.28 .954 1.87 1.87 2 6 75% 31% 0
1985 PHI NL 27 P 39 3 0 79.1 19 5 14 0 1 1.000 2.16 0.49 .953 1.92 1.92 5 3 38% 30% 0
1986 PHI NL 28 P 19 0 0 25.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 2.16 0.32 .955 1.94 1.94 2 0 0% 32% 0
1988 PIT NL 30 P 31 0 0 28.1 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.59 0.16 .955 1.97 1.96 1 2 67% 29% 0
7 Seasons P 206 10 1 319.2 83 22 51 10 6 .880 2.06 0.35 .955 1.89 1.90 15 15 50% 32% 1
7 Seasons TOT 206 10 1 319.2 83 22 51 10 6 .880 2.06 0.35 .955 1.89 1.90 15 15 50% 32% 1
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

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1984 NL  5 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1623rd), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1985 27 Philadelphia Phillies $220,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$220,000
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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Name and misspellings: David Dave davey david Michael Rucker

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