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Chris Sabo

Christopher Andrew Sabo (Spuds)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 19, 1962 in Detroit, MI
High Schools: Catholic Central HS (Cincinnati, OH), Detroit Catholic Central HS (Novi, MI)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1988 (Age 26.076)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Orioles/WhiteSox/Cardinals 1988-1996
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: September 2, 1996 (Age 34.227)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #989. Jack Barry… #990. Glenn Beckert… #991. Dale Alexander… #992. CHRIS SABO… #993. Dick Hoblitzell… #994. Frankie Hayes… #995. Dave Hollins… 

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
1988 ★ 26 CIN NL 137 582 538 74 146 40 2 11 44 46 14 29 52 .271 .314 .414 .728 105 223 12 6 5 4 1 *5/6 AS,RoY-1
1989 27 CIN NL 82 336 304 40 79 21 1 6 29 14 9 25 33 .260 .316 .395 .711 99 120 2 1 4 2 2 5
1990 ★ 28 CIN NL 148 636 567 95 153 38 2 25 71 25 10 61 58 .270 .343 .476 .819 119 270 8 4 1 3 7 *5 AS,MVP-13
1991 ★ 29 CIN NL 153 640 582 91 175 35 3 26 88 19 6 44 79 .301 .354 .505 .859 136 294 13 6 5 3 3 *5 AS,MVP-20
1992 30 CIN NL 96 382 344 42 84 19 3 12 43 4 5 30 54 .244 .302 .422 .723 100 145 12 1 1 6 1 5
1993 31 CIN NL 148 611 552 86 143 33 2 21 82 6 4 43 105 .259 .315 .440 .755 100 243 10 6 2 8 5 *5
1994 32 BAL AL 68 288 258 41 66 15 3 11 42 1 1 20 38 .256 .320 .465 .786 96 120 8 5 4 1 2 59D/7
1995 33 TOT MLB 25 94 84 10 20 6 0 1 11 3 0 4 14 .238 .283 .345 .628 66 29 1 2 2 2 1 D/35
1995 33 CHW AL 20 80 71 10 18 5 0 1 8 2 0 3 12 .254 .295 .366 .661 74 26 0 2 2 2 1 D/35
1995 33 STL NL 5 14 13 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 /35
1996 34 CIN NL 54 145 125 15 32 7 1 3 16 2 0 18 27 .256 .354 .400 .754 99 50 4 1 1 0 0 5
9 Yrs 911 3714 3354 494 898 214 17 116 426 120 49 274 460 .268 .326 .445 .772 109 1494 70 32 25 29 22
162 Game Avg. 162 660 596 88 160 38 3 21 76 21 9 49 82 .268 .326 .445 .772 109 266 12 6 4 5 4
CIN (7 yrs) 818 3332 3012 443 812 193 14 104 373 116 48 250 408 .270 .328 .447 .775 111 1345 61 25 19 26 19
STL (1 yr) 5 14 13 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 19 3 1 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 68 288 258 41 66 15 3 11 42 1 1 20 38 .256 .320 .465 .786 96 120 8 5 4 1 2
CHW (1 yr) 20 80 71 10 18 5 0 1 8 2 0 3 12 .254 .295 .366 .661 74 26 0 2 2 2 1
NL (8 yrs) 823 3346 3025 443 814 194 14 104 376 117 48 251 410 .269 .328 .446 .773 111 1348 62 25 19 26 19
AL (2 yrs) 88 368 329 51 84 20 3 12 50 3 1 23 50 .255 .315 .444 .759 92 146 8 7 6 3 3

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
1988 ★ 26 CIN NL 137 582 6 1 -1 19 2 27 3.0 20 46 5.1 .523 .519 2.8 2.4 27 $62,500 *5/6 AS,RoY-1
1989 27 CIN NL 82 336 -1 -2 0 -7 1 -8 -1.0 11 3 0.1 .489 .495 0.9 -0.7 10 $155,000 5
1990 ★ 28 CIN NL 148 636 15 4 -0 -1 2 20 2.2 20 40 4.2 .515 .513 4.0 0.2 41 $200,000 *5 AS,MVP-13
1991 ★ 29 CIN NL 153 640 27 0 -1 0 2 28 3.0 21 48 5.0 .520 .519 4.8 0.2 48 $1,250,500 *5 AS,MVP-20
1992 30 CIN NL 96 382 1 -1 -1 -2 1 -2 -0.2 12 10 0.9 .498 .499 1.1 -0.1 11 $2,750,000 5
1993 31 CIN NL 148 611 0 1 -0 -7 2 -5 -0.5 19 14 1.4 .496 .497 1.9 -0.5 21 $3,100,000 *5
1994 32 BAL AL 68 288 -0 -3 0 -8 -1 -13 -1.2 11 -3 -0.2 .482 .492 0.5 -0.9 6 $2,000,000 59D/7
1995 33 CHW AL 20 80 -4 -1 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .469 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $550,000 D/35
1995 33 STL NL 5 14 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .443 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $109,000 /35
1996 34 CIN NL 54 145 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1 4 6 0.5 .503 .501 0.5 0.1 5 $200,000 5
9 Seasons 911 3714 43 -1 -4 -7 7 39 4.6 120 159 16.4 .505 .506 16.2 0.4 166 $10,377,000
CIN (7 yrs) 818 3332 49 3 -4 4 10 61 6.7 106 167 17.2 .508 .508 16.0 1.6 164 $7,718,000
STL (1 yr) 5 14 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .443 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $109,000
BAL (1 yr) 68 288 -0 -3 0 -8 -1 -13 -1.2 11 -3 -0.2 .482 .492 0.5 -0.9 6 $2,000,000
CHW (1 yr) 20 80 -4 -1 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .469 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $550,000

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
1990 28 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 6 24 22 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .227 .250 .364 .614 8 0 0 0 1 1
1990 ❍ 28 CIN NL WS OAK W 4 18 16 2 9 1 0 2 5 0 1 2 2 .563 .611 1.000 1.611 16 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 10 42 38 3 14 1 0 3 8 0 1 3 6 .368 .405 .632 1.036 24 0 0 0 1 1
1 NLCS 6 24 22 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .227 .250 .364 .614 8 0 0 0 1 1
1 WS 4 18 16 2 9 1 0 2 5 0 1 2 2 .563 .611 1.000 1.611 16 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
1988 CIN NL 26 3B 135 131 123 1174.0 407 75 318 14 31 .966 19 19 3.01 2.91 .947 2.77 2.78 AS,RoY-1
1988 CIN NL 26 SS 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.65 AS,RoY-1
1989 CIN NL 27 3B 76 76 69 660.1 192 36 145 11 12 .943 -7 -12 2.47 2.38 .943 2.71 2.71
1990 CIN NL 28 3B 146 144 135 1269.0 355 70 273 12 17 .966 -1 -1 2.43 2.35 .947 2.73 2.71 AS,MVP-13
1991 CIN NL 29 3B 151 149 143 1303.1 353 86 255 12 24 .966 0 0 2.35 2.26 .950 2.74 2.73 AS,MVP-20
1992 CIN NL 30 3B 93 93 81 790.1 228 60 159 9 13 .961 -2 -2 2.49 2.35 .952 2.67 2.67
1993 CIN NL 31 3B 148 148 136 1265.1 332 79 242 11 16 .967 -7 -7 2.28 2.17 .945 2.70 2.68
1994 BAL AL 32 3B 37 34 29 290.2 71 20 48 3 4 .958 -3 -12 2.11 1.84 .948 2.64 2.62
1994 BAL AL 32 OF 22 22 8 172.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 -5 -38 1.78 1.55 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 BAL AL 32 RF 13 13 5 101.0 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -5 -57 2.14 1.85 .980 2.20 2.18
1994 BAL AL 32 DH 10 10
1994 BAL AL 32 LF 9 9 3 71.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.27 1.11 .978 2.15 2.14
1995 TOT MLB 33 1B 3 3 2 24.2 25 21 2 2 2 .920 -1 -58 8.39 7.67 .993 9.67 9.60
1995 TOT MLB 33 3B 2 2 2 18.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 1.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
1995 CHW AL 33 DH 15 14
1995 CHW AL 33 1B 1 1 1 8.0 11 10 0 1 1 .909 -0 -60 11.25 10.00 .993 9.56 9.50
1995 CHW AL 33 3B 1 1 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .950 2.60 2.60
1995 STL NL 33 1B 2 2 1 16.2 14 11 2 1 1 .929 -1 -58 7.02 6.50 .993 9.72 9.65
1995 STL NL 33 3B 1 1 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .950 2.80 2.80
1996 CIN NL 34 3B 43 37 17 285.0 103 27 72 4 6 .961 1 3 3.13 2.30 .948 2.71 2.69
9 Seasons 3B 831 814 735 7056.0 2043 453 1514 76 123 .963 0 0 2.51 2.37 .947 2.72 2.71
2 Seasons DH 25 24
1 Season OF 22 22 8 172.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 -5 -38 1.78 1.55 .982 2.37 2.35
1 Season RF 13 13 5 101.0 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -5 -57 2.14 1.85 .980 2.20 2.18
1 Season LF 9 9 3 71.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.27 1.11 .978 2.15 2.14
1 Season 1B 3 3 2 24.2 25 21 2 2 2 .920 -1 -58 8.39 7.67 .993 9.67 9.60
1 Season SS 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.65
9 Seasons TOT 858 839 745 7254.2 2103 506 1518 79 126 .962 -7 -1 2.51 2.36 .949 2.74 2.73
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 NL (13, 3%)
1991 NL (20, 0%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1988 Jun 19th NL Player of the Week
1989 May 28th NL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
1991 NL  4.8 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1988 NL  2.4 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1991 NL  .301 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1991 NL  .505 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1991 NL  .859 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1991 NL  582 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1990 NL  95 (10th)
1991 NL  91 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1991 NL  175 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1991 NL  294 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1988 NL  40 (3rd)
1990 NL  38 (3rd)
1991 NL  35 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1991 NL  26 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1988 NL  46 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1991 NL  103 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1990 NL  65 (5th)
1991 NL  64 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1991 NL  .683 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1991 NL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1993 NL  8 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1988 NL  14 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1990 NL  25.0 (5th)
1991 NL  22.0 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1988 NL  10.3 (10th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1988 NL  19 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  135 (4th)
1990 NL  146 (4th)
1991 NL  151 (4th)
1993 NL  148 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  75 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  318 (3rd)
1990 NL  273 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  31 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  19 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1988 NL  3.01 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  2.91 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1988 NL  .966 (1st)
1990 NL  .966 (1st)
1991 NL  .966 (2nd)
1993 NL  .967 (3rd)
Career  .963 (39th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 29 (827), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (876), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1628), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (126th), 16.4 career WAR/17.2 7yr-peak WAR/16.8 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
1988 26 Cincinnati Reds $62,500 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 27 Cincinnati Reds $155,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 28 Cincinnati Reds $200,000* ?
1991 29 Cincinnati Reds $1,250,500 ? USA Today survey
1992 30 Cincinnati Reds $2,750,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 31 Cincinnati Reds $3,100,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 32 Baltimore Orioles $2,000,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 33 Chicago White Sox $550,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Released during season
33 St. Louis Cardinals $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Released from guaranteed White Sox contract
1996 34 Cincinnati Reds $200,000 ? 4/10/96 Baseball Weekly survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,377,000
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $260,000 - 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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