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Rick Sawyer

Richard Clyde Sawyer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 7, 1948 in Bakersfield, CA
High Schools: Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA), East Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
Schools: Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA), California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1974 (Age 26.021)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Yankees 1974-1977

Final Game: September 23, 1977 (Age 29.169)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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 26 NYY AL 0 0 16.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 8 28 3.18 1.800 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1975 27 NYY AL 0 0 3.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 25 132 2.59 1.500 10.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
1976 28 SDP NL 5 3 .625 2.53 13 11 1 4 2 0 81.2 84 24 23 2 38 8 33 1 1 3 354 129 3.57 1.494 9.3 0.2 4.2 3.6 0.87
1977 29 SDP NL 7 6 .538 5.84 56 9 15 0 0 0 111.0 136 77 72 15 55 11 45 7 2 10 508 61 5.36 1.721 11.0 1.2 4.5 3.6 0.82
4 Yrs 12 9 .571 4.49 74 20 18 4 2 0 200.1 229 108 100 17 96 19 82 8 3 14 895 77 4.53 1.622 10.3 0.8 4.3 3.7 0.85
162 Game Avg. 9 7 .571 4.49 54 14 13 3 1 0 145 166 78 72 12 69 14 59 6 2 10 647 77 4.53 1.622 10.3 0.8 4.3 3.7 0.85
SDP (2 yrs) 12 9 .571 4.44 69 20 16 4 2 0 192.2 220 101 95 17 93 19 78 8 3 13 862 78 4.60 1.625 10.3 0.8 4.3 3.6 0.84
NYY (2 yrs) 0 0 5.87 5 0 2 0 0 0 7.2 9 7 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 33 69 2.72 1.565 10.6 0.0 3.5 4.7 1.33
NL (2 yrs) 12 9 .571 4.44 69 20 16 4 2 0 192.2 220 101 95 17 93 19 78 8 3 13 862 78 4.60 1.625 10.3 0.8 4.3 3.6 0.84
AL (2 yrs) 0 0 5.87 5 0 2 0 0 0 7.2 9 7 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 33 69 2.72 1.565 10.6 0.0 3.5 4.7 1.33
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 26 NYY AL 1.2 1 0 3 16.20 4.48 0.15 -0.37 96.0 3.80 -2 -0.2 2.2 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .296 .499
1975 27 NYY AL 6.0 4 0 4 6.00 4.31 0.26 -0.36 98.6 3.64 -2 -0.2 .5 0.0 -0.1 -1 .459 .499 $10,200
1976 28 SDP NL 81.2 13 11 24 2.64 4.00 0.13 0.09 94.5 3.74 9 1.1 1.1 -0.0 1.8 16 .585 .507
1977 29 SDP NL 111.0 56 9 77 6.24 4.34 -0.19 -0.12 94.2 4.16 -26 -2.7 .8 -0.1 -1.8 -16 .452 .483
4 Seasons 200.1 74 20 108 4.85 4.21 -0.05 -0.05 94.4 3.97 -21 -2.0 .9 -0.2 -0.4 -3 .474 .489 $10,200
SDP (2 yrs) 192.2 69 20 101 4.72 4.20 -0.06 -0.03 94.3 3.98 -17 -1.6 .9 -0.1 0.0 0 .477 .488
NYY (2 yrs) 7.2 5 0 7 8.22 4.35 0.24 -0.36 98.1 3.68 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .426 .499 $10,200

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 26 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 27 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 28 SDP NL 13 31 24 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .208 .269 .208 .478 42 5 0 0 5 0 0 1
1977 29 SDP NL 56 27 20 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 .150 .320 .150 .470 38 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
4 Yrs 74 58 44 4 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 10 .182 .294 .182 .476 41 8 0 0 7 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 127 96 9 18 0 0 0 9 0 0 15 22 .182 .294 .182 .476 41 18 0 0 15 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 69 58 44 4 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 10 .182 .294 .182 .476 41 8 0 0 7 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 69 58 44 4 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 10 .182 .294 .182 .476 41 8 0 0 7 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 5 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 26 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1975 27 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,200 /1
1976 28 SDP NL 13 31 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1977 29 SDP NL 56 27 -1 0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .505 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
4 Seasons 74 58 -3 -0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .506 .501 0.4 0.0 4 $10,200
SDP (2 yrs) 69 58 -3 -0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .506 .502 0.4 0.0 4
NYY (2 yrs) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,200

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 NYY AL 26 P 1 0 0 1.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 10.80 2.00 .945 1.62 1.80 0 0 0
1975 NYY AL 27 P 4 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.85 1 0 0% 38% 0
1976 SDP NL 28 P 13 11 4 81.2 15 3 12 0 0 1.000 1.65 1.15 .950 1.88 1.87 6 5 45% 33% 2
1977 SDP NL 29 P 56 9 0 111.0 29 3 24 2 2 .931 2.19 0.48 .950 1.85 1.85 12 6 33% 35% 2
4 Seasons P 74 20 4 200.1 46 6 38 2 2 .957 1.98 0.59 .950 1.86 1.85 19 11 37% 35% 4
4 Seasons TOT 74 20 4 200.1 46 6 38 2 2 .957 1.98 0.59 .950 1.86 1.85 19 11 37% 35% 4
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

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1977 NL  10 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 NL  7 (4th)

                           

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
1975 27 New York Yankees $10,200 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,200
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: Richard Clyde Rick rickey ricky Sawyer

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