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Larry Sheets

Larry Kent Sheets

Positions: Designated Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 217 lb.

Born: December 6, 1959 in Staunton, VA
High School: Lee HS (Staunton, VA)
School: Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1984 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Tigers/Mariners 1984-1993
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1993 (Age 33)
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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
1984 24 BAL AL 8 17 16 3 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 .438 .471 .688 1.158 221 11 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1985 25 BAL AL 113 361 328 43 86 8 0 17 50 0 1 28 52 .262 .323 .442 .765 110 145 15 2 1 1 2 D/937
1986 26 BAL AL 112 364 338 42 92 17 1 18 60 2 0 21 56 .272 .317 .488 .805 118 165 16 2 1 2 3 D79/235
1987 27 BAL AL 135 508 469 74 148 23 0 31 94 1 1 31 67 .316 .358 .563 .921 143 264 16 3 0 5 1 *79/D3
1988 28 BAL AL 136 504 452 38 104 19 1 10 47 1 6 42 72 .230 .302 .343 .645 83 155 11 6 0 4 4 D79/3
1989 29 BAL AL 102 338 304 33 74 12 1 7 33 1 1 26 58 .243 .305 .359 .663 90 109 4 3 0 5 10 D
1990 30 DET AL 131 390 360 40 94 17 2 10 52 1 3 24 42 .261 .308 .403 .710 97 145 13 2 0 4 2 7D9
1993 33 SEA AL 11 20 17 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .118 .250 .176 .426 17 3 2 1 0 0 0 /D9
8 Yrs 748 2502 2284 273 607 98 5 94 339 6 12 175 351 .266 .321 .437 .757 109 997 77 19 2 21 22
162 Game Avg. 162 542 495 59 131 21 1 20 73 1 3 38 76 .266 .321 .437 .757 109 216 17 4 0 5 5
BAL (6 yrs) 606 2092 1907 233 511 80 3 84 286 5 9 149 308 .268 .324 .445 .769 112 849 62 16 2 17 20
SEA (1 yr) 11 20 17 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .118 .250 .176 .426 17 3 2 1 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 131 390 360 40 94 17 2 10 52 1 3 24 42 .261 .308 .403 .710 97 145 13 2 0 4 2

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
1984 24 BAL AL 8 17 2 -1 0 2 -0 4 0.4 1 4 0.4 .548 .502 0.2 0.2 2 /9
1985 25 BAL AL 113 361 4 -0 -1 -2 -9 -8 -0.8 12 4 0.3 .492 .495 0.6 -1.1 6 $60,000 D/937
1986 26 BAL AL 112 364 10 -0 -2 -1 -6 0 0.1 12 13 1.2 .500 .500 1.3 -0.7 13 $120,000 D79/235
1987 27 BAL AL 135 508 28 -2 -1 -10 -6 9 0.9 17 26 2.5 .506 .505 3.5 -1.5 36 $145,000 *79/D3
1988 28 BAL AL 136 504 -10 -5 -0 -2 -8 -26 -2.6 17 -8 -1.0 .480 .483 -0.9 -1.0 -7 $540,000 D79/3
1989 29 BAL AL 102 338 -6 -1 0 0 -8 -15 -1.6 12 -3 -0.4 .484 .490 -0.4 -0.8 -3 $660,000 D
1990 30 DET AL 131 390 -1 -1 -2 -11 -7 -22 -2.3 14 -8 -1.0 .482 .485 0.3 -2.0 3 $670,000 7D9
1993 33 SEA AL 11 20 -1 -0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /D9
8 Seasons 748 2502 25 -11 -6 -24 -45 -61 -6.2 87 25 2.0 .491 .493 4.4 -7.0 49 $2,195,000
BAL (6 yrs) 606 2092 27 -10 -4 -13 -38 -37 -3.6 72 35 3.1 .493 .495 4.3 -4.9 48 $1,525,000
SEA (1 yr) 11 20 -1 -0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2
DET (1 yr) 131 390 -1 -1 -2 -11 -7 -22 -2.3 14 -8 -1.0 .482 .485 0.3 -2.0 3 $670,000

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 BAL AL 24 OF 7 5 2 39.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 2 62 3.00 1.86 .983 2.52 2.49
1984 BAL AL 24 RF 7 5 2 39.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 2 62 2.77 1.71 .979 2.24 2.21
1985 BAL AL 25 DH 93 86
1985 BAL AL 25 OF 9 6 2 47.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -2 -51 1.34 0.78 .982 2.43 2.42
1985 BAL AL 25 RF 8 6 2 46.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -2 -52 1.37 0.88 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 BAL AL 25 1B 1 1 1 8.0 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -45 6.75 6.00 .992 9.79 9.70
1985 BAL AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1986 BAL AL 26 DH 57 57
1986 BAL AL 26 OF 32 30 14 232.0 62 60 1 1 1 .984 1 6 2.37 1.91 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 BAL AL 26 LF 21 21 11 161.0 47 46 1 0 1 1.000 2 15 2.63 2.24 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 BAL AL 26 RF 11 9 3 71.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -15 1.77 1.27 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 BAL AL 26 C 6 2 1 21.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -1 -57 4.71 1.83 .989 6.60 6.57 0 1 2 0 0% 34% 0
1986 BAL AL 26 1B 4 4 2 33.0 24 18 5 1 3 .958 -0 -7 6.27 5.75 .991 9.41 9.32
1986 BAL AL 26 3B 2 2 0 14.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -43 1.93 1.50 .947 2.76 2.70
1987 BAL AL 27 OF 124 121 92 1034.1 240 229 5 6 2 .975 -11 -13 2.04 1.89 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 BAL AL 27 LF 72 66 45 565.0 131 126 1 4 1 .969 -4 -9 2.02 1.76 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 BAL AL 27 RF 58 55 47 469.1 111 105 4 2 1 .982 -7 -18 2.09 1.88 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 BAL AL 27 DH 7 6
1987 BAL AL 27 1B 3 1 0 14.1 17 14 2 1 1 .941 1 117 10.05 5.33 .992 9.54 9.47
1988 BAL AL 28 OF 76 71 45 591.2 152 139 9 4 0 .974 -2 -5 2.25 1.95 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 BAL AL 28 DH 49 48
1988 BAL AL 28 LF 42 37 26 320.0 84 74 7 3 0 .964 -2 -6 2.28 1.93 .977 2.26 2.24
1988 BAL AL 28 RF 36 34 19 271.2 72 68 3 1 0 .986 -1 -3 2.35 1.97 .974 2.24 2.22
1988 BAL AL 28 1B 3 2 0 21.0 23 20 3 0 3 1.000 0 29 9.86 7.67 .992 9.56 9.50
1989 BAL AL 29 DH 87 82
1990 DET AL 30 OF 79 66 24 510.0 107 98 7 2 1 .981 -11 -27 1.85 1.33 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 DET AL 30 LF 56 47 20 379.0 78 72 5 1 1 .987 -11 -35 1.83 1.38 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 DET AL 30 DH 44 38
1990 DET AL 30 RF 23 19 4 131.0 30 27 2 1 0 .967 -0 -3 1.99 1.26 .978 2.23 2.21
1993 SEA AL 33 DH 5 3
1993 SEA AL 33 OF 1 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 1.00 .980 2.34 2.40
1993 SEA AL 33 RF 1 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 1.00 .980 2.16 2.20
7 Seasons OF 328 300 179 2459.0 583 546 23 14 4 .976 -24 -12 2.08 1.73 .980 2.38 2.36
5 Seasons LF 192 171 102 1426.0 340 318 14 8 3 .976 -15 -13 2.10 1.73 .976 2.18 2.15
7 Seasons RF 144 129 77 1033.0 249 233 10 6 1 .976 -9 -10 2.12 1.69 .977 2.17 2.15
4 Seasons 1B 11 8 3 76.1 70 57 11 2 8 .971 1 22 8.02 6.18 .992 9.51 9.45
1 Season C 6 2 1 21.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -1 -57 4.71 1.83 .989 6.60 6.57 0 1 2 0 0% 34% 0
1 Season 3B 2 2 0 14.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -43 1.93 1.50 .947 2.76 2.70
8 Seasons TOT 347 312 183 2570.1 668 615 36 17 12 .975 -24 -11 2.28 1.88 .981 2.63 2.66 0 1 2 0 0% 34% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Batting Average s c a p y
1987 AL  .316 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1987 AL  .563 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1987 AL  143 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1987 AL  15.1 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 AL  1 (4th)
1990 AL  1 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1668), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1680), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (378th), 2.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198525Baltimore Orioles$60,0003/3/86 TSN
198626Baltimore Orioles$120,0001986 USA Today survey
198727Baltimore Orioles$145,0001987 USA Today survey
198828Baltimore Orioles$540,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198929Baltimore Orioles$660,0001989 USA Today survey
199030Detroit Tigers$670,000USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,195,000
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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