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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)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 3, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #530. Red Rolfe… #531. Ryan Klesko… #532. Giancarlo Stanton… #533. STEVE SAX… #534. Joe Kuhel… #535. Lonny Frey… #536. Alex Rios… 

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
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

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 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 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 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

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
1981 LAD NL 21 2B 29 28 24 251.0 161 64 93 4 22 .975 -0 -1 5.63 5.41 .982 5.52 5.54
1982 LAD NL 22 2B 149 145 143 1334.0 818 347 452 19 83 .977 2 2 5.39 5.36 .978 5.42 5.43 AS,RoY-1
1983 LAD NL 23 2B 152 151 142 1336.1 760 331 399 30 74 .961 -9 -8 4.92 4.80 .978 5.33 5.31 AS
1984 LAD NL 24 2B 141 140 125 1226.1 789 318 450 21 99 .973 -1 -1 5.64 5.45 .979 5.41 5.39
1985 LAD NL 25 2B 135 132 120 1169.1 709 330 357 22 84 .969 -8 -9 5.29 5.09 .982 5.47 5.47
1985 LAD NL 25 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .950 3.00 2.90
1986 LAD NL 26 2B 154 154 148 1366.1 815 367 432 16 71 .980 -14 -13 5.26 5.19 .980 5.21 5.22 AS,MVP-13,SS
1987 LAD NL 27 2B 152 151 136 1309.1 776 342 420 14 92 .982 -17 -16 5.24 5.01 .982 5.19 5.16
1987 LAD NL 27 3B 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.92 2.80
1987 LAD NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1987 LAD NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
1988 LAD NL 28 2B 158 156 131 1336.1 719 276 429 14 69 .981 -7 -6 4.75 4.46 .980 5.22 5.23 MVP-18
1989 NYY AL 29 2B 158 158 143 1351.2 782 312 460 10 117 .987 -2 -1 5.14 4.89 .981 5.24 5.18 AS,MVP-21
1990 NYY AL 30 2B 154 154 147 1355.2 759 292 457 10 102 .987 -2 -1 4.97 4.86 .984 5.23 5.18 AS
1991 NYY AL 31 2B 149 148 140 1305.1 724 274 443 7 107 .990 4 3 4.94 4.81 .981 5.19 5.18
1991 NYY AL 31 3B 5 5 5 43.0 17 3 11 3 0 .824 -3 -75 2.93 2.80 .955 2.78 2.80
1991 NYY AL 31 DH 4 4
1992 CHW AL 32 2B 141 141 134 1251.1 715 305 390 20 75 .972 -4 -4 5.00 4.93 .983 5.25 5.23
1992 CHW AL 32 DH 1 0
1993 CHW AL 33 OF 32 26 10 209.0 39 39 0 0 0 1.000 1 7 1.68 1.22 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 CHW AL 33 LF 26 22 8 174.0 32 32 0 0 0 1.000 2 12 1.66 1.23 .984 2.23 2.21
1993 CHW AL 33 DH 21 3
1993 CHW AL 33 RF 6 4 2 35.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 1.80 1.17 .979 2.24 2.22
1993 CHW AL 33 2B 1 0 0 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 600 27.00 3.00 .980 5.40 5.10
1994 OAK AL 34 2B 6 6 5 50.0 36 16 20 0 3 1.000 0 5 6.48 6.00 .981 5.09 5.07
14 Seasons 2B 1679 1664 1538 14644.0 8566 3574 4805 187 998 .978 -59 -5 5.15 4.99 .981 5.29 5.27
2 Seasons OF 33 26 10 210.0 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 1 7 1.71 1.21 .983 2.41 2.38
2 Seasons LF 27 22 8 175.0 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 2 12 1.70 1.22 .984 2.23 2.20
3 Seasons DH 26 7
3 Seasons 3B 7 5 5 50.0 18 3 12 3 0 .833 -3 -65 2.70 2.14 .955 2.81 2.81
1 Season RF 6 4 2 35.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 1.80 1.17 .979 2.24 2.22
14 Seasons TOT 1719 1695 1553 14904.0 8624 3617 4817 190 998 .978 -61 -5 5.09 4.91 .981 5.24 5.21
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.
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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
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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 (1140th)

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)

Assistss c a p y
1984 NL  450 (4th)
1990 AL  457 (5th)
1991 AL  454 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1983 NL  30 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1982 NL  149 (2nd)
1983 NL  152 (4th)
1986 NL  154 (1st)
1987 NL  152 (3rd)
1988 NL  158 (1st)
1989 AL  158 (1st)
1990 AL  154 (2nd)
1991 AL  149 (4th)
1992 AL  141 (5th)
Career  1,679 (26th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1982 NL  347 (2nd)
1983 NL  331 (3rd)
1986 NL  367 (1st)
1987 NL  342 (2nd)
1989 AL  312 (2nd)
1990 AL  292 (4th)
1991 AL  274 (5th)
1992 AL  305 (3rd)
Career  3,574 (29th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1982 NL  452 (3rd)
1984 NL  450 (3rd)
1987 NL  420 (4th)
1988 NL  429 (4th)
1989 AL  460 (2nd)
1990 AL  457 (2nd)
1991 AL  443 (5th)
1992 AL  390 (4th)
Career  4,805 (26th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1982 NL  19 (2nd)
1983 NL  30 (1st)
1984 NL  21 (3rd)
1985 NL  22 (1st)
1987 NL  14 (3rd)
1988 NL  14 (4th)
1990 AL  10 (4th)
1992 AL  20 (1st)
Career  187 (74th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1984 NL  99 (3rd)
1987 NL  92 (5th)
1989 AL  117 (1st)
1990 AL  102 (3rd)
1991 AL  107 (3rd)
1992 AL  75 (5th)
Career  998 (26th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1984 NL  5.64 (3rd)
1987 NL  5.24 (4th)
Career  5.15 (58th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1982 NL  5.36 (4th)
1984 NL  5.45 (3rd)
1986 NL  5.19 (4th)
1987 NL  5.01 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  .980 (4th)
1987 NL  .982 (5th)
1988 NL  .981 (4th)
1989 AL  .987 (1st)
1991 AL  .990 (2nd)

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 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 66 (385), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 58 (346), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (533), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (75th), 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

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
1983 23 Los Angeles Dodgers $180,000 ? 3/21/83 TSn
1985 25 Los Angeles Dodgers $465,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 26 Los Angeles Dodgers $584,624 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 27 Los Angeles Dodgers $736,834 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $838,182 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 29 New York Yankees $1,150,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 New York Yankees $950,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 New York Yankees $1,650,001 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $33,334 signing bonus, $116,667 earned bonus
1992 32 Chicago White Sox $3,575,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $375,000 signing bonus; ext. signed w/NYY
1993 33 Chicago White Sox $1,975,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $375,000 signing bonus; ext. signed w/NYY
1994 34 Chicago White Sox $3,475,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $375,000 signing bonus; rel after 1993 season
34 Oakland Athletics $109,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Released before season by White Sox
1995 35 Chicago White Sox $3,475,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $375,000 signing bonus; rel after 1993 season
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,163,641
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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