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Steve Sax

Stephen Louis Sax

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

Born: January 29, 1960 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Marshall HS (West Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1981 (Age 21.201, 12,088th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Yankees/WhiteSox/Athletics 1981-1994
Agents: Tom Reich, previously: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: May 8, 1994 (Age 34.099)
Relatives: Brother of Dave Sax
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Standard Batting

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 21 LAD NL 31 127 119 15 33 2 0 2 9 5 7 7 14 .277 .317 .345 .662 91 41 0 0 1 0 1 4
1982 ★ 22 LAD NL 150 699 638 88 180 23 7 4 47 49 19 49 53 .282 .335 .359 .694 97 229 10 2 10 0 1 *4 AS,RoY-1
1983 ★ 23 LAD NL 155 692 623 94 175 18 5 5 41 56 30 58 73 .281 .342 .350 .692 94 218 8 1 8 2 3 *4 AS
1984 24 LAD NL 145 622 569 70 138 24 4 1 35 34 19 47 53 .243 .300 .304 .604 72 173 12 1 2 3 3 *4
1985 25 LAD NL 136 551 488 62 136 8 4 1 42 27 11 54 43 .279 .352 .318 .670 93 155 15 3 3 3 12 *4/5
1986 ★ 26 LAD NL 157 704 633 91 210 43 4 6 56 40 17 59 58 .332 .390 .441 .830 137 279 12 3 6 3 5 *4 AS,MVP-13,SS
1987 27 LAD NL 157 663 610 84 171 22 7 6 46 37 11 44 61 .280 .331 .369 .700 87 225 13 3 5 1 5 *4/57
1988 28 LAD NL 160 687 632 70 175 19 4 5 57 42 12 45 51 .277 .325 .343 .668 94 217 11 1 7 2 6 *4 MVP-18
1989 ★ 29 NYY AL 158 717 651 88 205 26 3 5 63 43 17 52 44 .315 .364 .387 .751 113 252 19 1 8 5 2 *4 AS,MVP-21
1990 ★ 30 NYY AL 155 680 615 70 160 24 2 4 42 43 9 49 46 .260 .316 .325 .641 80 200 13 4 6 6 3 *4 AS
1991 31 NYY AL 158 707 652 85 198 38 2 10 56 31 11 41 38 .304 .345 .414 .759 110 270 15 3 5 6 2 *4/5D
1992 32 CHW AL 143 630 567 74 134 26 4 4 47 30 12 43 42 .236 .290 .317 .607 71 180 17 2 12 6 4 *4/D
1993 33 CHW AL 57 129 119 20 28 5 0 1 8 7 3 8 6 .235 .283 .303 .586 60 36 1 0 2 0 0 7D/94
1994 34 OAK AL 7 24 24 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 55 8 0 0 0 0 0 /4
14 Yrs 1769 7632 6940 913 1949 278 47 54 550 444 178 556 584 .281 .335 .358 .692 95 2483 146 24 75 37 47
162 Game Avg. 162 699 636 84 178 25 4 5 50 41 16 51 53 .281 .335 .358 .692 95 227 13 2 7 3 4
LAD (8 yrs) 1091 4745 4312 574 1218 159 35 30 333 290 126 363 406 .282 .339 .356 .696 97 1537 81 14 42 14 36
NYY (3 yrs) 471 2104 1918 243 563 88 7 19 161 117 37 142 128 .294 .342 .376 .718 102 722 47 8 19 17 7
CHW (2 yrs) 200 759 686 94 162 31 4 5 55 37 15 51 48 .236 .289 .315 .603 69 216 18 2 14 6 4
OAK (1 yr) 7 24 24 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 55 8 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 1091 4745 4312 574 1218 159 35 30 333 290 126 363 406 .282 .339 .356 .696 97 1537 81 14 42 14 36
AL (6 yrs) 678 2887 2628 339 731 119 12 24 217 154 52 193 178 .278 .327 .360 .687 93 946 65 10 33 23 11

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 21 LAD NL 31 127 2 -1 1 -0 1 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .506 .501 0.6 0.1 6 4
1982 ★ 22 LAD NL 150 699 0 2 0 2 5 10 1.1 22 31 3.3 .507 .507 2.9 0.8 30 *4 AS,RoY-1
1983 ★ 23 LAD NL 155 692 -2 2 1 -9 5 -4 -0.6 22 18 1.7 .497 .497 2.6 -0.5 28 $180,000 *4 AS
1984 24 LAD NL 145 622 -12 1 -0 -1 5 -8 -0.9 21 13 1.2 .494 .494 1.1 0.4 14 *4
1985 25 LAD NL 136 551 -1 -1 0 -8 4 -6 -0.6 19 13 1.3 .495 .496 2.1 -0.5 21 $465,000 *4/5
1986 ★ 26 LAD NL 157 704 32 2 -1 -14 5 24 2.5 23 47 4.8 .516 .516 6.3 -1.1 61 $584,624 *4 AS,MVP-13,SS
1987 27 LAD NL 157 663 -5 2 1 -17 5 -14 -1.5 23 8 0.8 .491 .491 2.4 -1.3 26 $736,834 *4/57
1988 28 LAD NL 160 687 -4 4 -0 -7 5 -2 -0.3 23 21 2.1 .499 .499 2.8 -0.3 28 $838,182 *4 MVP-18
1989 ★ 29 NYY AL 158 717 16 1 -2 -2 4 18 2.1 24 42 4.4 .512 .512 4.5 0.4 44 $1,150,000 *4 AS,MVP-21
1990 ★ 30 NYY AL 155 680 -17 5 1 -2 4 -8 -0.9 24 15 1.4 .494 .494 1.7 0.2 17 $950,000 *4 AS
1991 31 NYY AL 158 707 8 3 0 1 4 17 1.9 24 41 4.1 .511 .511 4.1 0.5 40 $1,650,001 *4/5D
1992 32 CHW AL 143 630 -22 3 -0 -4 4 -20 -2.1 23 2 0.1 .485 .486 0.6 -0.1 7 $3,575,000 *4/D
1993 33 CHW AL 57 129 -6 -1 1 2 -3 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.3 .486 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -4 $1,975,000 7D/94
1994 34 OAK AL 7 24 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $109,000 /4
14 Seasons 1769 7632 -12 23 1 -61 47 -2 0.1 257 255 25.3 .500 .500 31.2 -1.5 315 $12,213,641
LAD (8 yrs) 1091 4745 10 11 1 -56 35 1 -0.1 157 157 15.7 .500 .500 21.0 -2.4 214 $2,804,640
NYY (3 yrs) 471 2104 7 10 -0 -2 12 26 3.1 72 98 9.9 .506 .506 10.2 1.1 100 $3,750,001
CHW (2 yrs) 200 759 -28 2 0 -3 0 -28 -2.8 28 -0 -0.2 .485 .489 0.1 -0.2 3 $5,550,000
OAK (1 yr) 7 24 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $109,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1981 21 LAD NL 127 94 12 3.5 89 .301 .277 .259 .317 .324 .345 .371 .662 .695 91 .421 -1.8 -0.2 .495 .109 .067 2.9
1982 22 LAD NL 699 497 79 4.3 93 .303 .282 .263 .335 .326 .359 .383 .694 .709 97 .507 -3.6 -0.4 .637 .201 .077 7.4
1983 23 LAD NL 692 496 76 4.1 96 .311 .281 .262 .342 .330 .350 .388 .692 .719 94 .487 -5.3 -0.6 .623 .204 .069 9.2
1984 24 LAD NL 622 467 51 2.9 92 .264 .243 .261 .300 .326 .304 .380 .604 .705 72 .344 -20.8 -2.2 .511 .170 .062 1.9
1985 25 LAD NL 551 384 56 3.9 91 .302 .279 .255 .352 .322 .318 .381 .670 .703 93 .470 -3.2 -0.3 .603 .182 .039 1.9
1986 26 LAD NL 704 461 110 6.4 92 .357 .332 .253 .390 .322 .441 .382 .830 .704 137 .676 33.2 3.4 .805 .239 .109 10.4
1987 27 LAD NL 663 469 76 4.4 104 .303 .280 .267 .331 .336 .369 .416 .700 .751 87 .460 -12.0 -1.2 .644 .203 .089 10.3
1988 28 LAD NL 687 489 73 4.0 88 .294 .277 .254 .325 .317 .343 .373 .668 .690 94 .505 -5.4 -0.6 .610 .185 .066 8.9
1989 29 NYY AL 717 495 91 4.9 92 .329 .315 .260 .364 .324 .387 .382 .751 .707 113 .557 12.2 1.2 .687 .192 .072 9.0
1990 30 NYY AL 680 489 68 3.7 95 .273 .260 .259 .316 .328 .325 .388 .641 .715 80 .426 -15.9 -1.6 .602 .200 .065 7.3
1991 31 NYY AL 707 491 92 5.0 97 .308 .304 .260 .345 .329 .414 .395 .759 .724 110 .548 8.4 0.8 .696 .204 .110 15.1
1992 32 CHW AL 630 480 51 2.9 93 .247 .236 .258 .290 .327 .317 .383 .607 .710 71 .312 -22.1 -2.2 .526 .189 .081 7.1
1993 33 CHW AL 129 97 11 3.0 101 .241 .235 .264 .283 .335 .303 .404 .586 .739 60 .300 -7.0 -0.7 .505 .168 .067 1.8
1994 34 OAK AL 24 18 2 3.0 103 .273 .250 .262 .250 .332 .333 .416 .583 .748 55 .255 -1.7 -0.2 .444 .083 .083
14 Yrs 7632 5427 848 4.2 94 .299 .281 .259 .335 .326 .358 .387 .692 .713 95 .486 -44.9 -4.6 .626 .195 .077 96.3
162 Game Avg. 699 497 78 4.2 94 .299 .281 .259 .335 .326 .358 .387 .692 .713 95 .486 -44.9 -4.6 .626 .195 .077 9
LAD (8 yrs) 4745 3357 533 4.3 94 .305 .282 .259 .339 .326 .356 .386 .696 .711 97 .501 -18.9 -2.0 .630 .196 .074 54.4
NYY (3 yrs) 2104 1475 251 4.6 95 .304 .294 .260 .342 .327 .376 .388 .718 .715 102 .514 4.7 0.5 .662 .199 .083 32.7
CHW (2 yrs) 759 577 62 2.9 95 .246 .236 .259 .289 .328 .315 .387 .603 .715 69 .310 -29.1 -2.9 .522 .185 .079 8.8
OAK (1 yr) 24 18 2 3.0 103 .273 .250 .262 .250 .332 .333 .416 .583 .748 55 .255 -1.7 -0.2 .444 .083 .083
NL (8 yrs) 4745 3357 533 4.3 94 .305 .282 .259 .339 .326 .356 .386 .696 .711 97 .501 -18.9 -2.0 .630 .196 .074 54.4
AL (6 yrs) 2887 2070 315 4.1 95 .289 .278 .260 .327 .327 .360 .388 .687 .715 93 .461 -26.1 -2.6 .621 .194 .082 41.5

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
1981 21 LAD NL NLDS HOU W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 21 LAD NL NLCS MON W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 ❍ 21 LAD NL WS NYY W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 23 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 4 17 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .250 .294 .250 .544 4 0 0 0 0 0
1985 25 LAD NL NLCS STL L 6 21 20 1 6 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 .300 .333 .450 .783 9 0 0 0 0 0
1988 28 LAD NL NLCS NYM W 7 34 30 7 8 0 0 0 3 5 0 3 3 .267 .353 .267 .620 8 0 1 0 0 0
1988 ❍ 28 LAD NL WS OAK W 5 22 20 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .300 .364 .300 .664 6 0 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs (7 Series) 26 95 87 11 24 3 0 0 4 7 3 6 9 .276 .337 .310 .647 27 0 2 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NLCS 18 72 66 8 18 3 0 0 4 6 2 5 8 .273 .333 .318 .652 21 0 1 0 0 0
2 WS 7 23 21 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .286 .348 .286 .634 6 0 1 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 LAD NL 22 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983 LAD NL 23 as 2B 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986 LAD NL 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989 NYY AL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 NYY AL 30 as 2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 GP) 8 7 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 .429 .500 .429 .929 3 1 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1981 21 LAD NL 127 1.6% 11.0% 5.5% 3.2% 12% 2.00 8.5 59.5 13.2 1.36 81%
1982 22 LAD NL 699 0.6% 7.6% 7.0% 4.9% 19% 1.08 12.0 159.5 13.6 1.96 83%
1983 23 LAD NL 692 0.7% 10.6% 8.4% 4.1% 16% 1.26 8.5 124.6 15.2 1.73 79%
1984 24 LAD NL 622 0.2% 8.5% 7.6% 4.7% 21% 1.13 10.7 569.0 16.3 1.70 83%
1985 25 LAD NL 551 0.2% 7.8% 9.8% 2.4% 10% 0.80 11.3 488.0 11.6 1.87 81%
1986 26 LAD NL 704 0.9% 8.2% 8.4% 7.5% 25% 0.98 10.9 105.5 11.3 1.80 81%
1987 27 LAD NL 663 0.9% 9.2% 6.6% 5.3% 21% 1.39 10.0 101.7 13.3 1.67 82%
1988 28 LAD NL 687 0.7% 7.4% 6.6% 4.1% 16% 1.13 12.4 126.4 11.1 1.44 2.03 84% 19% 3.3% 36%
1989 29 NYY AL 717 0.7% 6.1% 7.3% 4.7% 17% 0.85 14.8 130.2 10.3 1.78 2.39 85% 20% 2.6% 11%
1990 30 NYY AL 680 0.6% 6.8% 7.2% 4.4% 19% 0.94 13.4 153.8 14.6 1.56 1.81 84% 20% 2.1% 14%
1991 31 NYY AL 707 1.4% 5.4% 5.8% 7.1% 25% 0.93 17.2 65.2 11.6 1.22 1.52 86% 18% 4.4% 19%
1992 32 CHW AL 630 0.6% 6.7% 6.8% 5.4% 25% 0.98 13.5 141.8 12.1 1.44 2.10 84% 18% 2.3% 18%
1993 33 CHW AL 129 0.8% 4.7% 6.2% 4.7% 21% 0.75 19.8 119.0 14.9 1.07 1.36 87% 17% 2.2% 15%
1994 34 OAK AL 24 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% 4.2% 17% 12.0 24.0 2.67 3.00 92% 14% 0.0% 0%
14 Yrs 7632 0.7% 7.7% 7.3% 5.0% 19% 1.05 11.9 128.5 12.6 1.46 1.84 83% 19% 2.9% 19%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.5% 8.6% 6.8% 29% 1.70 6.1 41.2 8.4 0.81 1.07 73% 20% 6.5% 20%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1981 21 LAD NL -1.8 -0.2 140 -0.5 2.0 -2.5 1.04 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.0 1.00 2.3 0.53 2
1982 22 LAD NL -3.6 -0.4 790 -0.0 13.7 -13.7 1.07 0.3 -0.4 4.1 0.4 0.97 4.6 0.00 1
1983 23 LAD NL -5.3 -0.6 793 0.6 12.5 -12.0 .99 0.5 0.0 5.3 0.5 0.95 2.1 1.44 4
1984 24 LAD NL -20.8 -2.2 694 -0.8 11.0 -11.8 1.04 -1.1 0.3 -8.4 -0.9 0.94 -10.5 1.85 3
1985 25 LAD NL -3.2 -0.3 599 0.8 10.1 -9.3 1.01 -0.6 1.5 2.2 0.2 1.00 -3.9 0.70 1
1986 26 LAD NL 33.2 3.4 777 3.3 14.6 -11.3 1.04 3.0 0.2 30.5 3.2 0.93 31.2 0.74 3
1987 27 LAD NL -12.0 -1.2 727 1.4 13.3 -11.9 1.06 0.0 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.93 -2.0 2.42 5
1988 28 LAD NL -5.4 -0.6 755 1.2 12.6 -11.4 1.02 0.2 1.0 17.2 1.8 0.95 5.9 5.49 2
1989 29 NYY AL 12.2 1.2 786 1.7 14.3 -12.6 1.04 1.4 0.3 12.1 1.2 0.99 15.3 0
1990 30 NYY AL -15.9 -1.6 743 -1.0 11.4 -12.4 1.06 -1.6 0.6 -10.4 -1.1 0.93 -17.1 0
1991 31 NYY AL 8.4 0.8 759 -0.7 11.9 -12.6 1.00 0.8 -1.5 3.4 0.3 0.92 7.4 0
1992 32 CHW AL -22.1 -2.2 685 -3.5 9.1 -12.6 1.04 -2.6 -0.7 -29.8 -3.1 0.95 -27.8 2.15 1
1993 33 CHW AL -7.0 -0.7 139 -0.6 1.8 -2.4 1.04 -0.5 -0.1 -6.8 -0.7 0.96 -6.4 0.81 8
1994 34 OAK AL -1.7 -0.2 25 -0.2 0.3 -0.5 .88 -0.2 -0.1 -2.5 -0.2 0.87 -2.1 2.27 1
14 Yrs -44.9 -4.6 8412 1.8 138.7 -136.9 1.03 -0.2 1.9 17.5 1.9 0.95 -1.1 1.59 31

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1981 21 LAD NL 6 0 34% 58 5 7 42% 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 58% 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 2 5
1982 22 LAD NL 9 0 37% 250 49 19 72% 48 16 1 3 0 0 8 2 9 0 3 2 4 29 48% 31 17 14 7 5 2 26 11 15
1983 23 LAD NL 9 0 39% 242 56 30 65% 53 28 3 0 0 2 5 4 9 0 3 6 0 27 60% 31 16 14 5 0 5 21 5 15
1984 24 LAD NL 17 0 37% 233 34 19 64% 30 17 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 0 0 3 4 32 66% 32 10 21 3 1 1 12 1 9
1985 25 LAD NL 12 0 32% 216 27 11 71% 22 9 5 1 0 1 4 0 8 0 2 4 2 17 52% 35 19 15 4 2 2 25 7 16
1986 26 LAD NL 9 0 32% 338 40 17 70% 33 13 7 3 0 1 1 0 10 0 2 4 4 25 53% 44 22 21 7 5 2 29 7 19
1987 27 LAD NL 14 0 37% 278 37 11 77% 31 10 6 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 3 1 0 20 47% 34 24 10 5 2 3 25 8 17
1988 28 LAD NL 8 0 30% 232 42 12 78% 35 12 7 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 3 3 5 23 62% 30 12 16 6 3 3 24 3 18
1989 29 NYY AL 12 0 33% 291 43 17 72% 32 10 11 6 0 1 4 4 8 0 3 3 2 21 44% 56 33 22 11 7 4 23 9 14
1990 30 NYY AL 5 0 31% 264 43 9 83% 32 9 11 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 15 41% 34 22 11 8 6 2 21 8 13
1991 31 NYY AL 7 0 32% 289 31 11 74% 26 9 5 2 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 2 2 23 52% 46 26 19 11 7 4 22 4 18
1992 32 CHW AL 7 0 40% 213 30 12 71% 27 8 3 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 26 47% 33 21 12 9 5 4 22 8 14
1993 33 CHW AL 2 0 37% 66 7 3 70% 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 4 44% 8 7 0 4 2 2 6 0 6
1994 34 OAK AL 0 0 33% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
14 Yrs 117 0 34% 2978 444 178 71% 380 150 63 23 1 5 35 16 81 1 23 33 24 266 51% 421 233 177 80 45 34 264 74 179

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1981 21 LAD NL 127 19% 33 2 1 0 0 0.53 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 50% 19 0 0% 8 2 25% 70 9 13% 5 3 60% 3 0 0% 0
1982 22 LAD NL 699 18% 180 1 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 13 4 0 2 2 0 12 10 83% 77 10 13% 35 16 46% 338 48 14% 20 8 40% 9 4 44% 0
1983 23 LAD NL 692 20% 175 4 1 0 0 1.44 5 0 10 4 1 3 2 0 8 8 100% 73 8 11% 32 13 41% 296 40 14% 21 12 57% 13 7 54% 0
1984 24 LAD NL 622 36% 138 3 0 0 1 1.85 1 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 63 12 19% 29 11 38% 253 35 14% 21 10 48% 6 4 67% 0
1985 25 LAD NL 551 31% 136 1 0 0 0 0.70 1 0 19 0 1 1 0 0 4 3 75% 101 15 15% 39 11 28% 344 46 13% 29 13 45% 14 8 57% 0
1986 26 LAD NL 704 35% 210 3 1 0 1 0.74 6 1 14 3 3 1 5 0 12 6 50% 76 12 16% 38 18 47% 284 52 18% 23 14 61% 20 13 65% 0
1987 27 LAD NL 663 33% 171 5 0 0 0 2.42 6 0 11 4 2 2 4 0 10 5 50% 87 13 15% 48 16 33% 314 42 13% 32 14 44% 18 11 61% 0
1988 28 LAD NL 687 32% 175 31 5 2 2 0 2 5.49 5 0 13 2 3 2 3 1 10 7 70% 73 11 15% 31 16 52% 307 52 17% 17 7 41% 9 8 89% 0
1989 29 NYY AL 717 31% 205 38 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 18 3 2 2 3 0 12 8 67% 99 19 19% 68 30 44% 415 60 14% 34 19 56% 37 24 65% 0
1990 30 NYY AL 680 30% 160 27 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 13 4 0 3 1 0 13 6 46% 105 13 12% 68 28 41% 345 43 12% 29 17 59% 33 20 61% 0
1991 31 NYY AL 707 34% 198 46 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 5 5 6 4 0 7 5 71% 112 15 13% 66 27 41% 347 51 15% 32 21 66% 27 18 67% 0
1992 32 CHW AL 630 27% 134 27 2 1 0 0 0 2.15 4 1 16 3 1 1 3 0 13 12 92% 108 17 16% 64 31 48% 352 45 13% 40 20 50% 29 19 66% 0
1993 33 CHW AL 129 55% 28 7 1 8 0 0 1 0.81 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 21 1 5% 11 4 36% 68 7 10% 4 4 100% 6 3 50% 0
1994 34 OAK AL 24 46% 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 2.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 10 1 10% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
14 Yrs 7632 30% 1949 179 13 31 7 0 5 1.59 54 2 147 35 19 25 29 1 107 75 70% 1015 146 14% 538 223 41% 3743 531 14% 307 162 53% 225 139 62% 0
MLB Averages 59% 76% 11% 35% 15% 52% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 28 LAD NL 675 2327 3.45 1507 65.5% 26.1% 8.0% 27.5% 38.4% 73.9% 2.9% 48.3% 89.1% 29.9% 5.3% 36 0 14.4% 97 30 7.6% 51 17 13 38 25.5% 12 1 0
1989 29 NYY AL 721 2653 3.68 1656 62.6% 33.3% 5.6% 23.8% 37.3% 66.6% 0.8% 41.7% 91.6% 15.8% 6.1% 44 0 18.3% 132 33 9.4% 68 34 10 34 22.7% 0 0 1
1990 30 NYY AL 671 2388 3.56 1483 62.4% 33.2% 5.4% 22.9% 38.2% 66.6% 1.3% 41.5% 91.5% 17.0% 6.3% 42 2 17.4% 117 27 6.9% 46 24 16 30 34.8% 9 0 4
1991 31 NYY AL 707 2462 3.48 1548 63.1% 30.8% 6.7% 22.2% 40.4% 69.2% 0.9% 43.6% 90.4% 19.0% 4.8% 34 0 15.6% 110 44 7.1% 50 26 11 27 28.9% 0 0 0
1992 32 CHW AL 630 2193 3.48 1339 61.5% 31.3% 7.5% 20.6% 40.6% 68.7% 1.8% 42.2% 89.0% 18.1% 6.0% 38 0 16.7% 105 43 8.4% 53 28 6 36 14.3% 0 0 0
1993 33 CHW AL 129 480 3.72 297 61.9% 30.3% 6.1% 24.9% 38.7% 69.7% 0.0% 43.1% 91.3% 13.2% 4.7% 6 0 20.9% 27 15 8.5% 11 8 0 6 0.0% 0 0 0
1994 34 OAK AL 20 62 3.10 41 66.1% 24.4% 4.9% 22.0% 46.3% 73.2% 0.0% 48.4% 90.3% 20.0% 0.0% 0 0 15.0% 3 2 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0.0% 4 0 1
7 Yrs 3553 12565 3.54 7871 63.0% 30.9% 6.6% 23.5% 38.9% 69.0% 1.4% 43.5% 90.4% 19.7% 5.6% 200 2 16.6% 591 194 7.9% 279 137 56 172 24.6% 21 1 6
MLB Averages 3.64 62.2% 24.9% 14.4% 26.9% 33.7% 75.0% 2.1% 46.6% 80.7% 31.3% 5.6% 15.7% 8.7% 26.6%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1981 21 31 127 119 15 33 2 0 2 9 5 7 7 14 .277 .317 .345 .662 91 41 0 0 1 0 1
1982 22 181 826 757 103 213 25 7 6 56 54 26 56 67 .281 .333 .357 .689 96 270 10 2 11 0 2
1983 23 336 1518 1380 197 388 43 12 11 97 110 56 114 140 .281 .337 .354 .691 95 488 18 3 19 2 5
1984 24 481 2140 1949 267 526 67 16 12 132 144 75 161 193 .270 .326 .339 .665 88 661 30 4 21 5 8
1985 25 617 2691 2437 329 662 75 20 13 174 171 86 215 236 .272 .331 .335 .666 89 816 45 7 24 8 20
1986 26 774 3395 3070 420 872 118 24 19 230 211 103 274 294 .284 .344 .357 .700 99 1095 57 10 30 11 25
1987 27 931 4058 3680 504 1043 140 31 25 276 248 114 318 355 .283 .342 .359 .700 97 1320 70 13 35 12 30
1988 28 1091 4745 4312 574 1218 159 35 30 333 290 126 363 406 .282 .339 .356 .696 97 1537 81 14 42 14 36
1989 29 1249 5462 4963 662 1423 185 38 35 396 333 143 415 450 .287 .342 .360 .703 99 1789 100 15 50 19 38
1990 30 1404 6142 5578 732 1583 209 40 39 438 376 152 464 496 .284 .339 .357 .696 97 1989 113 19 56 25 41
1991 31 1562 6849 6230 817 1781 247 42 49 494 407 163 505 534 .286 .340 .363 .703 98 2259 128 22 61 31 43
1992 32 1705 7479 6797 891 1915 273 46 53 541 437 175 548 576 .282 .336 .359 .695 96 2439 145 24 73 37 47
1993 33 1762 7608 6916 911 1943 278 46 54 549 444 178 556 582 .281 .335 .358 .693 95 2475 146 24 75 37 47
1994 34 1769 7632 6940 913 1949 278 47 54 550 444 178 556 584 .281 .335 .358 .692 95 2483 146 24 75 37 47

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1981 21 47 197 184 26 54 3 0 3 16 8 11 21 .293 .333 .359 .692 23 31
1982 22 150 713 649 97 191 24 7 4 52 52 52 53 .294 .349 .371 .720 84 150
1983 23 155 704 632 102 184 19 5 5 45 59 61 73 .291 .353 .361 .714 81 155
1984 24 145 634 578 78 147 26 4 1 39 36 50 53 .254 .313 .318 .632 58 145
1985 25 136 566 499 71 147 9 4 1 48 29 58 43 .295 .369 .335 .704 62 136
1986 26 157 726 650 103 227 46 4 6 64 43 64 58 .349 .408 .460 .868 123 157
1987 27 157 663 610 84 171 22 7 6 46 37 44 61 .280 .331 .369 .700 74 157
1988 28 160 708 649 81 192 21 4 5 66 46 49 51 .296 .345 .364 .709 82 160
1989 29 158 733 664 97 218 28 3 5 70 46 55 44 .328 .378 .402 .780 102 158
1990 30 155 692 624 77 169 25 2 4 46 45 52 46 .271 .328 .337 .665 69 155
1991 31 158 714 658 89 204 39 2 10 59 32 42 38 .310 .351 .421 .772 98 158
1992 32 143 642 576 82 143 28 4 4 52 32 46 42 .248 .303 .332 .635 58 143
1993 33 57 129 119 20 28 5 0 1 8 7 8 6 .235 .283 .303 .586 10 57
1994 34 10 35 35 3 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 .257 .257 .371 .629 3 7
14 Yrs 1788 7856 7127 1010 2084 295 48 55 612 472 592 592 .292 .347 .370 .717 927 1769
162 Game Avg. 162 712 646 92 189 27 4 5 55 43 54 54 .292 .347 .370 .717 84 1769



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

All-Star Games
1982 *
1983 (2B)
1986 *
1989 *
1990 (2B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1986 NL (13, 4%)
1988 NL (18, 0%)
1989 AL (21, 1%)
0.05 Career Shares (1151st)

Silver Sluggers
1986 NL (2B)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1986 September NL Player of the Month

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1986 NL  4.8 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1986 NL  6.3 (1st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1986 NL  .332 (2nd)
1989 AL  .315 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1986 NL  .390 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1986 NL  157 (9th)
1987 NL  157 (7th)
1988 NL  160 (2nd)
1989 AL  158 (10th)
1991 AL  158 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1982 NL  638 (7th)
1983 NL  623 (5th)
1986 NL  633 (3rd)
1987 NL  610 (6th)
1988 NL  632 (1st)
1989 AL  651 (1st)
1990 AL  615 (6th)
1991 AL  652 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1982 NL  699 (7th)
1983 NL  692 (4th)
1986 NL  704 (1st)
1988 NL  687 (2nd)
1989 AL  717 (2nd)
1991 AL  707 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1983 NL  94 (5th)
1986 NL  91 (8th)
1989 AL  88 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1982 NL  180 (7th)
1983 NL  175 (9th)
1986 NL  210 (2nd)
1988 NL  175 (4th)
1989 AL  205 (2nd)
1991 AL  198 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1986 NL  279 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1986 NL  43 (2nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1982 NL  49 (5th)
1983 NL  56 (3rd)
1986 NL  40 (7th)
1987 NL  37 (9th)
1988 NL  42 (7th)
1989 AL  43 (4th)
1990 AL  43 (2nd)
1991 AL  31 (9th)
Career  444 (55th)

Singles s c a p y
1982 NL  146 (2nd)
1983 NL  147 (2nd)
1985 NL  123 (10th)
1986 NL  157 (1st)
1987 NL  136 (4th)
1988 NL  147 (1st)
1989 AL  171 (1st)
1990 AL  130 (6th)
1991 AL  148 (3rd)
Career  1,570 (169th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1986 NL  137 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1986 NL  110 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1986 NL  33 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1986 NL  3.4 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1983 NL  234 (8th)
1986 NL  272 (2nd)
1989 AL  258 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1986 NL  .676 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1992 AL  12 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1982 NL  19 (4th)
1983 NL  30 (1st)
1984 NL  19 (2nd)
1986 NL  17 (2nd)
1987 NL  11 (9th)
1988 NL  12 (10th)
1989 AL  17 (3rd)
1991 AL  11 (7th)
Career  178 (13th)

SB % s c a p y
1990 AL  82.69 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1982 NL  12.0 (10th)
1984 NL  10.7 (4th)
1985 NL  11.3 (8th)
1986 NL  10.9 (7th)
1987 NL  10.0 (9th)
1988 NL  12.4 (6th)
1989 AL  14.8 (5th)
1990 AL  13.4 (4th)
1991 AL  17.2 (1st)
1992 AL  13.5 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1982 NL  497 (4th)
1983 NL  496 (2nd)
1984 NL  467 (6th)
1986 NL  461 (8th)
1987 NL  469 (5th)
1988 NL  489 (4th)
1989 AL  495 (4th)
1990 AL  489 (5th)
1991 AL  491 (3rd)
1992 AL  480 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1986 NL  30.45 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1986 NL  3.3 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1986 NL  3.0 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1986 NL  3.2 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1981 NL  born 1960-01-29 (10th)

             

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 66 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 58 (348), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (532), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (76th), 25.3 career WAR/21.7 7yr-peak WAR/23.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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