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Vernon Gerald Ruhle

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

Born: January 25, 1951 in Coleman, MI
High School: Coleman HS (Coleman, MI)
School: Olivet College (Olivet, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1974 (Age 23.227, 11,169th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers/Indians/Angels 1974-1986

Last Game: October 4, 1986 (Age 35.252)
Died: January 20, 2007 in Houston, TX
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 29, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #877. Chien-Ming Wang… #878. Jose Guzman… #879. Terry Larkin… #880. VERN RUHLE… #881. Don Aase… #882. Jonathan Broxton… #883. Alex Cobb… 

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
1974 23 DET AL 2 0 1.000 2.73 5 3 1 1 0 0 33.0 35 13 10 1 6 0 10 1 0 0 138 140 3.00 1.242 9.5 0.3 1.6 2.7 1.67
1975 24 DET AL 11 12 .478 4.03 32 31 1 8 3 0 190.0 199 104 85 17 65 6 67 7 1 2 830 99 4.18 1.389 9.4 0.8 3.1 3.2 1.03
1976 25 DET AL 9 12 .429 3.92 32 32 0 5 1 0 199.2 227 99 87 19 59 4 88 4 0 0 865 95 3.93 1.432 10.2 0.9 2.7 4.0 1.49
1977 26 DET AL 3 5 .375 5.70 14 10 1 0 0 0 66.1 83 44 42 9 15 0 27 3 0 4 294 75 4.50 1.477 11.3 1.2 2.0 3.7 1.80
1978 27 HOU NL 3 3 .500 2.12 13 10 1 2 2 0 68.0 57 17 16 0 20 1 27 1 1 1 279 157 2.72 1.132 7.5 0.0 2.6 3.6 1.35
1979 28 HOU NL 2 6 .250 4.07 13 10 0 2 2 0 66.1 64 33 30 9 8 0 33 2 0 2 269 87 3.95 1.085 8.7 1.2 1.1 4.5 4.13
1980 29 HOU NL 12 4 .750 2.37 28 22 1 6 2 0 159.1 148 51 42 7 29 1 55 3 2 0 638 139 3.24 1.111 8.4 0.4 1.6 3.1 1.90
1981 30 HOU NL 4 6 .400 2.91 20 15 3 1 0 1 102.0 97 36 33 6 20 1 39 1 0 0 412 113 3.22 1.147 8.6 0.5 1.8 3.4 1.95
1982 31 HOU NL 9 13 .409 3.93 31 21 3 3 2 1 149.0 169 81 65 12 24 4 56 4 1 0 625 85 3.58 1.295 10.2 0.7 1.4 3.4 2.33
1983 32 HOU NL 8 5 .615 3.69 41 9 11 0 0 3 114.2 107 49 47 13 36 7 43 3 0 1 480 92 4.50 1.247 8.4 1.0 2.8 3.4 1.19
1984 33 HOU NL 1 9 .100 4.58 40 6 11 0 0 2 90.1 112 58 46 5 29 7 60 3 0 2 405 72 3.22 1.561 11.2 0.5 2.9 6.0 2.07
1985 34 CLE AL 2 10 .167 4.32 42 16 7 1 0 3 125.0 139 65 60 16 30 6 54 2 0 2 532 96 4.25 1.352 10.0 1.2 2.2 3.9 1.80
1986 35 CAL AL 1 3 .250 4.15 16 3 5 0 0 1 47.2 46 25 22 5 7 0 23 1 0 1 197 100 3.67 1.112 8.7 0.9 1.3 4.3 3.29
13 Yrs 67 88 .432 3.73 327 188 45 29 12 11 1411.1 1483 675 585 119 348 37 582 35 5 15 5964 97 3.77 1.297 9.5 0.8 2.2 3.7 1.67
162 Game Avg. 9 12 .432 3.73 43 25 6 4 2 1 186 196 89 77 16 46 5 77 5 1 2 787 97 3.77 1.297 9.5 0.8 2.2 3.7 1.67
HOU (7 yrs) 39 46 .459 3.35 186 93 30 14 8 7 749.2 754 325 279 52 166 21 313 17 4 6 3108 100 3.51 1.227 9.1 0.6 2.0 3.8 1.89
DET (4 yrs) 25 29 .463 4.12 83 76 3 14 4 0 489.0 544 260 224 46 145 10 192 15 1 6 2127 95 4.04 1.409 10.0 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.32
CAL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.15 16 3 5 0 0 1 47.2 46 25 22 5 7 0 23 1 0 1 197 100 3.67 1.112 8.7 0.9 1.3 4.3 3.29
CLE (1 yr) 2 10 .167 4.32 42 16 7 1 0 3 125.0 139 65 60 16 30 6 54 2 0 2 532 96 4.25 1.352 10.0 1.2 2.2 3.9 1.80
NL (7 yrs) 39 46 .459 3.35 186 93 30 14 8 7 749.2 754 325 279 52 166 21 313 17 4 6 3108 100 3.51 1.227 9.1 0.6 2.0 3.8 1.89
AL (6 yrs) 28 42 .400 4.16 141 95 15 15 4 4 661.2 729 350 306 67 182 16 269 18 1 9 2856 95 4.06 1.377 9.9 0.9 2.5 3.7 1.48
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
1974 23 DET AL 33.0 5 3 13 3.55 4.09 -0.19 -0.04 104.9 4.44 3 0.4 .9 -0.0 0.7 6 .577 .502
1975 24 DET AL 190.0 32 31 104 4.93 4.35 -0.40 0.13 105.5 5.15 5 0.5 .0 -0.1 2.3 23 .516 .503
1976 25 DET AL 199.2 32 32 99 4.46 3.98 -0.24 0.12 103.9 4.51 2 0.2 -0.1 2.0 18 .506 .501
1977 26 DET AL 66.1 14 10 44 5.97 4.87 -0.10 0.04 106.2 5.33 -5 -0.5 1.9 -0.1 0.1 2 .465 .497
1978 27 HOU NL 68.0 13 10 17 2.25 3.76 -0.30 0.09 101.1 4.20 14 1.7 .6 -0.1 2.3 20 .633 .511
1979 28 HOU NL 66.1 13 10 33 4.48 4.43 0.22 0.12 95.3 4.12 -3 -0.4 .8 -0.0 0.2 3 .473 .498
1980 29 HOU NL 159.1 28 22 51 2.88 3.96 -0.04 0.11 91.6 3.76 15 1.8 .7 -0.1 3.2 29 .563 .511
1981 30 HOU NL 102.0 20 15 36 3.18 4.00 0.17 0.11 93.4 3.69 4 0.5 1.5 -0.1 1.4 14 .526 .503
1982 31 HOU NL 149.0 31 21 81 4.89 4.18 -0.09 0.07 91.3 3.96 -17 -1.8 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -3 .441 .489 $500,000
1983 32 HOU NL 114.2 41 9 49 3.85 4.13 0.23 -0.12 94.1 3.56 -4 -0.5 1.1 -0.2 0.5 6 .489 .497 $500,000
1984 33 HOU NL 90.1 40 6 58 5.78 4.12 -0.14 -0.20 93.7 3.80 -21 -2.2 .9 -0.0 -1.4 -12 .444 .486 $500,000
1985 34 CLE AL 125.0 42 16 65 4.68 4.67 -0.31 -0.02 99.6 4.93 3 0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.4 15 .508 .502 $295,000
1986 35 CAL AL 47.2 16 3 25 4.72 4.60 0.46 -0.20 99.0 3.90 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .472 .497 $60,000
13 Seasons 1411.1 327 188 675 4.30 4.21 -0.11 0.04 98.2 4.29 -8 -0.3 1.0 -1.1 12.0 122 .499 .499 $1,855,000
HOU (7 yrs) 749.2 186 93 325 3.90 4.08 0.01 0.03 93.6 3.84 -12 -0.8 1.0 -0.6 5.6 57 .496 .497 $1,500,000
DET (4 yrs) 489.0 83 76 260 4.79 4.25 -0.28 0.10 104.9 4.86 5 0.6 1.3 -0.4 5.0 49 .507 .501
CAL (1 yr) 47.2 16 3 25 4.72 4.60 0.46 -0.20 99.0 3.90 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .472 .497 $60,000
CLE (1 yr) 125.0 42 16 65 4.68 4.67 -0.31 -0.02 99.6 4.93 3 0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.4 15 .508 .502 $295,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1980 29 HOU NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1.286 10.3 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00
1981 30 HOU NL NLDS L LAD 0 1 .000 2.25 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 29 0.750 4.5 1.1 2.3 1.1 0.50
1986 35 CAL AL ALCS L BOS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 1 .000 3.45 3 2 0 1 0 0 15.2 14 7 6 1 3 1 4 0 0 1 62 1.085 8.0 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.33
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 2.25 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 29 0.750 4.5 1.1 2.3 1.1 0.50
1 ALCS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 NLCS 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1.286 10.3 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00

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
1974 23 DET AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 24 DET AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 25 DET AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 26 DET AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 27 HOU NL 13 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 .056 .150 .056 .206 -38 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
1979 28 HOU NL 13 22 19 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .053 .100 .105 .205 -42 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1980 29 HOU NL 28 57 49 7 12 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 15 .245 .302 .306 .608 77 15 2 0 4 0 0 1
1981 30 HOU NL 20 34 24 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 11 .250 .400 .292 .692 104 7 0 0 4 0 0 1
1982 31 HOU NL 31 51 41 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 27 .098 .196 .098 .293 -12 4 0 1 5 0 0 1
1983 32 HOU NL 41 26 19 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 .105 .227 .105 .333 -2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1
1984 33 HOU NL 40 14 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .083 .214 .083 .298 -10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 34 CLE AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 35 CAL AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Yrs 327 225 182 12 27 5 0 0 9 0 1 22 96 .148 .244 .176 .420 23 32 3 1 20 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 111 90 6 13 2 0 0 4 0 0 11 48 .148 .244 .176 .420 23 16 1 0 10 0 0
HOU (7 yrs) 186 225 182 12 27 5 0 0 9 0 1 22 96 .148 .244 .176 .420 23 32 3 1 20 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 186 225 182 12 27 5 0 0 9 0 1 22 96 .148 .244 .176 .420 23 32 3 1 20 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 141 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
1974 23 DET AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1975 24 DET AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 25 DET AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 26 DET AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 27 HOU NL 13 21 -3 -0 -0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1979 28 HOU NL 13 22 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1980 29 HOU NL 28 57 -2 -0 -0 0 7 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .518 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1981 30 HOU NL 20 34 0 -0 0 0 4 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .524 .503 0.5 0.0 4 1
1982 31 HOU NL 31 51 -6 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $500,000 1
1983 32 HOU NL 41 26 -3 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $500,000 1
1984 33 HOU NL 40 14 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000 1
1985 34 CLE AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $295,000 1
1986 35 CAL AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
13 Seasons 327 225 -20 -1 1 0 28 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .503 .500 0.9 0.2 8 $1,855,000
HOU (7 yrs) 186 225 -20 -1 1 0 27 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .504 .501 0.8 0.1 7 $1,500,000
DET (4 yrs) 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1
CAL (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000
CLE (1 yr) 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $295,000

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
1980 29 HOU NL NLCS PHI L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 30 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1986 35 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLDS 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1974 DET AL 23 P 5 3 1 33.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.36 1.00 .948 1.80 1.80 2 2 50% 38% 0
1975 DET AL 24 P 32 31 8 190.0 39 15 19 5 1 .872 1.61 1.06 .940 1.87 1.86 9 8 47% 38% 0
1976 DET AL 25 P 32 32 5 199.2 42 14 28 0 1 1.000 1.89 1.31 .950 1.87 1.88 26 11 30% 34% 0
1977 DET AL 26 P 14 10 0 66.1 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.63 0.86 .948 1.95 1.93 3 2 40% 39% 0
1978 HOU NL 27 P 13 10 2 68.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.46 0.85 .951 1.91 1.89 6 2 25% 32% 0
1979 HOU NL 28 P 13 10 2 66.1 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.62 .951 1.80 1.80 3 2 40% 34% 1
1980 HOU NL 29 P 28 22 6 159.1 34 15 17 2 2 .941 1.81 1.14 .952 1.91 1.91 14 5 26% 31% 1
1981 HOU NL 30 P 20 15 1 102.0 13 4 9 0 2 1.000 1.15 0.65 .959 1.97 1.98 6 8 57% 33% 0
1982 HOU NL 31 P 31 21 3 149.0 34 9 23 2 1 .941 1.93 1.03 .952 1.96 1.97 13 9 41% 32% 0
1983 HOU NL 32 P 41 9 0 114.2 31 12 19 0 0 1.000 2.43 0.76 .952 1.92 1.91 9 7 44% 33% 0
1984 HOU NL 33 P 40 6 0 90.1 24 4 18 2 1 .917 2.19 0.55 .954 1.88 1.87 10 4 29% 31% 0
1985 CLE AL 34 P 42 16 1 125.0 28 15 13 0 0 1.000 2.02 0.67 .953 1.86 1.84 9 6 40% 33% 0
1986 CAL AL 35 P 16 3 0 47.2 16 7 8 1 0 .938 2.83 0.94 .957 1.83 1.81 3 0 0% 34% 0
13 Seasons P 327 188 29 1411.1 298 111 174 13 9 .956 1.82 0.87 .951 1.89 1.89 113 66 37% 33% 2
13 Seasons TOT 327 188 29 1411.1 298 111 174 13 9 .956 1.82 0.87 .951 1.89 1.89 113 66 37% 33% 2
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1980 NL  .750 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  2.219 (169th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1975 AL  3 (9th)
1982 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  19 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1982 NL  13 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1975 AL  7 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1980 NL  2.9 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1980 NL  2.2 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1976 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1638), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (715th), 12.9 career WAR/14.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 6, 1972: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft.
  • March 27, 1978: Released by the Detroit Tigers.
  • March 28, 1978: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
  • November 8, 1984: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 22, 1984: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
  • November 12, 1985: Granted Free Agency.
  • June 5, 1986: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
  • November 12, 1986: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 19, 1987: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
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
1982 31 Houston Astros $500,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Three years, $1.5M, breakdown unknown
1983 32 Houston Astros $500,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Three years, $1.5M, breakdown unknown
1984 33 Houston Astros $500,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Three years, $1.5M, breakdown unknown
1985 34 Cleveland Indians $295,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN; 1985 USAT survey; 1/7/85 TSN
1986 35 California Angels $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,855,000
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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