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John Shelby

John T. Shelby

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 23, 1958 in Lexington, KY
School: Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1981 (Age 23.204, 12,148th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Dodgers/Tigers 1981-1991
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Last Game: August 11, 1991 (Age 33.169)
Relatives: Uncle of Josh Harrison
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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 23 BAL AL 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /8D
1982 24 BAL AL 26 35 35 8 11 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 .314 .314 .486 .800 116 17 0 0 0 0 0 8
1983 25 BAL AL 126 349 325 52 84 15 2 5 27 15 2 18 64 .258 .297 .363 .660 83 118 2 0 6 0 2 *8/D7
1984 26 BAL AL 128 415 383 44 80 12 5 6 30 12 4 20 71 .209 .248 .313 .561 57 120 4 0 12 0 0 *8/9
1985 27 BAL AL 69 214 205 28 58 6 2 7 27 5 1 7 44 .283 .307 .434 .741 103 89 4 0 2 0 0 89/7D4
1986 28 BAL AL 135 428 404 54 92 14 4 11 49 18 6 18 75 .228 .263 .364 .627 70 147 3 2 2 2 0 *879/D
1987 29 TOT MLB 141 552 508 65 138 26 0 22 72 16 7 32 110 .272 .311 .453 .764 102 230 9 1 2 9 2 *89/D
1987 29 BAL AL 21 34 32 4 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 13 .188 .212 .281 .493 31 9 0 0 1 0 0 9/8D
1987 29 LAD NL 120 518 476 61 132 26 0 21 69 16 6 31 97 .277 .317 .464 .782 106 221 9 1 1 9 2 *8
1988 30 LAD NL 140 545 494 65 130 23 6 10 64 16 5 44 128 .263 .320 .395 .715 107 195 13 0 1 6 5 *8
1989 31 LAD NL 108 371 345 28 63 11 1 1 12 10 7 25 92 .183 .237 .229 .466 35 79 6 0 0 1 5 8
1990 32 TOT MLB 103 262 246 24 61 10 3 4 22 4 5 10 58 .248 .277 .362 .639 77 89 7 0 6 0 0 879/D
1990 32 LAD NL 25 24 24 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 .250 .250 .292 .542 51 7 1 0 0 0 0 /798
1990 32 DET AL 78 238 222 22 55 9 3 4 20 3 5 10 51 .248 .280 .369 .650 80 82 6 0 6 0 0 879/D
1991 33 DET AL 53 153 143 19 22 8 1 3 8 0 2 8 23 .154 .204 .287 .491 34 41 3 1 1 0 1 87/D9
11 Yrs 1036 3326 3090 389 739 128 24 70 313 98 40 182 671 .239 .281 .364 .645 79 1125 51 4 32 18 15
162 Game Avg. 162 520 483 61 116 20 4 11 49 15 6 28 105 .239 .281 .364 .645 79 176 8 1 5 3 2
BAL (7 yrs) 512 1477 1386 192 331 50 13 31 138 52 15 64 273 .239 .273 .361 .634 75 500 13 2 23 2 2
LAD (4 yrs) 393 1458 1339 156 331 61 7 32 147 43 18 100 324 .247 .297 .375 .672 88 502 29 1 2 16 12
DET (2 yrs) 131 391 365 41 77 17 4 7 28 3 7 18 74 .211 .250 .337 .587 62 123 9 1 7 0 1
AL (9 yrs) 643 1868 1751 233 408 67 17 38 166 55 22 82 347 .233 .268 .356 .624 72 623 22 3 30 2 3
NL (4 yrs) 393 1458 1339 156 331 61 7 32 147 43 18 100 324 .247 .297 .375 .672 88 502 29 1 2 16 12

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 23 BAL AL 7 2 -0 1 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 /8D
1982 24 BAL AL 26 35 0 -0 0 1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.1 2 8
1983 25 BAL AL 126 349 -9 5 1 1 1 -1 0.0 12 11 1.1 .499 .500 1.0 0.2 10 *8/D7
1984 26 BAL AL 128 415 -19 2 2 2 0 -13 -1.3 14 2 0.0 .489 .492 -0.2 0.3 -1 *8/9
1985 27 BAL AL 69 214 -0 -0 0 6 -1 6 0.6 7 13 1.3 .509 .504 0.6 0.6 7 $130,000 89/7D4
1986 28 BAL AL 135 428 -18 2 3 -8 -3 -23 -2.3 15 -9 -0.9 .482 .485 -0.2 -1.0 -1 $240,000 *879/D
1987 29 BAL AL 21 34 -4 -0 1 1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $300,000 9/8D
1987 29 LAD NL 120 518 0 2 0 1 1 4 0.5 17 22 2.2 .504 .503 2.0 0.2 21 *8
1988 30 LAD NL 140 545 5 2 -1 -1 1 6 0.6 19 24 2.5 .505 .504 2.6 -0.1 26 $465,000 *8
1989 31 LAD NL 108 371 -29 2 0 0 1 -25 -3.0 12 -13 -1.8 .473 .482 -1.8 0.1 -13 $550,000 8
1990 32 LAD NL 25 24 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $500,000 /798
1990 32 DET AL 78 238 -7 -1 -0 -4 -1 -13 -1.4 9 -5 -0.6 .481 .491 -0.1 -0.6 -1 879/D
1991 33 DET AL 53 153 -11 -1 -0 4 -1 -10 -1.0 5 -4 -0.5 .480 .493 -0.9 0.3 -8 $525,000 87/D9
11 Seasons 1036 3326 -93 14 5 4 -2 -72 -7.7 113 41 3.2 .492 .495 2.8 0.1 37 $2,710,000
BAL (7 yrs) 512 1477 -49 9 7 3 -3 -33 -3.2 50 17 1.5 .493 .494 1.2 0.1 14 $670,000
LAD (4 yrs) 393 1458 -25 7 -1 0 4 -16 -2.1 49 33 2.9 .495 .497 2.6 0.3 33 $1,515,000
DET (2 yrs) 131 391 -18 -2 -1 -0 -3 -23 -2.4 14 -9 -1.1 .481 .492 -1.0 -0.3 -9 $525,000

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
1983 25 BAL AL ALCS CHW W 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .222 .300 .222 .522 2 0 0 0 0 0
1983 ❍ 25 BAL AL WS PHI W 5 10 9 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .444 .400 .444 .844 4 0 0 0 1 0
1988 30 LAD NL NLCS NYM W 7 30 24 3 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 12 .167 .300 .167 .467 4 0 0 0 1 1
1988 ❍ 30 LAD NL WS OAK W 5 20 18 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 .222 .300 .278 .578 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 20 70 60 5 14 1 0 0 5 4 0 8 26 .233 .314 .250 .564 15 0 0 0 2 1
1 ALCS 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .222 .300 .222 .522 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 7 30 24 3 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 12 .167 .300 .167 .467 4 0 0 0 1 1
2 WS 10 30 27 1 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 11 .296 .333 .333 .667 9 0 0 0 1 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 BAL AL 23 CF 4 0 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -103 1.29 0.25 .990 2.96 2.90
1981 BAL AL 23 OF 4 0 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -103 1.29 0.25 .980 2.44 2.48
1981 BAL AL 23 DH 2 0
1982 BAL AL 24 CF 24 5 5 84.0 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 1 10 2.14 0.83 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 BAL AL 24 OF 24 5 5 84.0 21 20 1 0 1 1.000 1 10 2.25 0.88 .982 2.48 2.46
1983 BAL AL 25 OF 115 59 58 671.1 213 200 9 4 3 .981 1 2 2.80 1.82 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 BAL AL 25 CF 114 59 58 670.1 215 201 10 4 3 .981 1 2 2.83 1.85 .987 2.93 2.91
1983 BAL AL 25 DH 1 0
1983 BAL AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1984 BAL AL 26 OF 124 84 78 835.2 272 261 9 2 1 .993 2 4 2.91 2.18 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 BAL AL 26 CF 118 78 74 779.2 265 254 9 2 1 .992 4 7 3.04 2.23 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 BAL AL 26 RF 9 6 4 56.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -43 0.96 0.67 .978 2.23 2.21
1985 BAL AL 27 OF 59 43 41 420.2 154 148 3 3 0 .981 6 18 3.23 2.56 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 BAL AL 27 CF 43 38 36 341.0 124 118 3 3 0 .976 2 6 3.19 2.81 .988 2.91 2.88
1985 BAL AL 27 RF 10 4 4 55.1 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 4 85 3.58 2.20 .980 2.16 2.15
1985 BAL AL 27 LF 9 1 1 24.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 39 2.96 0.89 .978 2.26 2.23
1985 BAL AL 27 DH 3 1
1985 BAL AL 27 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
1986 BAL AL 28 OF 121 90 75 861.1 232 222 5 5 2 .978 -8 -11 2.37 1.88 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 BAL AL 28 CF 56 45 40 415.0 129 124 2 3 1 .977 -4 -13 2.73 2.25 .986 2.83 2.80
1986 BAL AL 28 LF 48 25 18 251.1 61 58 1 2 0 .967 1 4 2.11 1.23 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 BAL AL 28 RF 31 20 17 195.0 44 42 2 0 1 1.000 -4 -25 2.03 1.42 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 BAL AL 28 DH 2 0
1987 TOT MLB 29 OF 136 125 119 1132.2 311 294 9 8 3 .974 2 2 2.41 2.23 .981 2.20 2.20
1987 TOT MLB 29 CF 121 118 114 1060.0 286 271 7 8 3 .972 0 0 2.36 2.30 .984 2.53 2.52
1987 BAL AL 29 OF 19 8 6 89.2 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 2.51 1.32 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 BAL AL 29 RF 15 7 5 72.2 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 2 31 2.97 1.60 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 BAL AL 29 CF 4 1 1 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -71 1.59 0.75 .987 2.70 2.68
1987 BAL AL 29 DH 1 0
1987 LAD NL 29 CF 117 117 113 1043.0 283 268 7 8 3 .972 1 1 2.37 2.35 .984 2.53 2.52
1987 LAD NL 29 OF 117 117 113 1043.0 286 269 9 8 3 .972 1 1 2.40 2.38 .981 2.19 2.18
1988 LAD NL 30 CF 140 138 127 1212.0 341 329 6 6 0 .982 -1 -1 2.49 2.39 .986 2.66 2.67
1988 LAD NL 30 OF 140 138 127 1212.0 342 329 7 6 1 .982 -1 -1 2.50 2.40 .982 2.28 2.29
1989 LAD NL 31 CF 98 86 85 828.1 225 220 3 2 1 .991 0 0 2.42 2.28 .985 2.69 2.70
1989 LAD NL 31 OF 98 86 85 828.1 225 220 3 2 1 .991 0 0 2.42 2.28 .981 2.32 2.32
1990 TOT MLB 32 OF 80 58 47 535.0 155 146 5 4 3 .974 -4 -9 2.54 1.89 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 TOT MLB 32 CF 36 33 28 287.2 85 81 1 3 0 .965 -6 -25 2.57 2.28 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 TOT MLB 32 LF 31 12 10 139.1 34 31 2 1 1 .971 -2 -15 2.13 1.06 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 TOT MLB 32 RF 17 13 9 108.0 35 33 2 0 2 1.000 4 42 2.92 2.06 .978 2.22 2.21
1990 LAD NL 32 OF 12 1 1 28.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.54 0.67 .981 2.38 2.37
1990 LAD NL 32 LF 7 0 0 14.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -25 2.51 0.57 .980 2.20 2.19
1990 LAD NL 32 RF 4 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 37 2.08 0.75 .980 2.22 2.20
1990 LAD NL 32 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.70
1990 DET AL 32 OF 68 57 46 506.2 147 138 5 4 3 .973 -4 -9 2.54 2.10 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 DET AL 32 CF 35 33 28 286.2 84 80 1 3 0 .964 -6 -25 2.54 2.31 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 DET AL 32 LF 24 12 10 125.0 30 27 2 1 1 .967 -1 -13 2.09 1.21 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 DET AL 32 RF 13 12 8 95.0 32 30 2 0 2 1.000 3 43 3.03 2.46 .978 2.23 2.21
1990 DET AL 32 DH 5 0
1991 DET AL 33 OF 47 35 20 329.2 114 108 4 2 0 .982 4 14 3.06 2.38 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 DET AL 33 CF 26 16 4 138.0 57 56 0 1 0 .982 4 35 3.65 2.15 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 DET AL 33 LF 26 17 14 170.1 47 42 4 1 0 .979 1 7 2.43 1.77 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 DET AL 33 DH 4 1
1991 DET AL 33 RF 3 2 2 21.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -62 4.22 3.33 .980 2.19 2.20
11 Seasons OF 948 723 655 6917.2 2040 1949 55 36 15 .982 3 1 2.61 2.11 .982 2.36 2.36
11 Seasons CF 780 616 571 5823.0 1748 1674 42 32 10 .982 -0 -0 2.65 2.20 .986 2.76 2.77
5 Seasons LF 115 55 43 586.1 150 139 7 4 1 .973 1 2 2.24 1.27 .978 2.21 2.19
6 Seasons RF 85 52 41 508.1 141 136 5 0 3 1.000 2 6 2.50 1.66 .978 2.15 2.14
7 Seasons DH 18 2
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
11 Seasons TOT 949 723 655 6918.2 2041 1949 56 36 15 .982 4 1 2.61 2.11 .982 2.36 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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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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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1988 NL  128 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1984 AL  12 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1987 NL  9 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1983 AL  88.24 (1st)

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

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  140 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  329 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  10 (2nd)
1984 AL  9 (5th)
1988 NL  6 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  8 (1st)
1988 NL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  3 (2nd)
1987 NL  3 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
Career  2.65 (71st)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  2.35 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  .992 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Career  2.61 (62nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  2.38 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1208), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2117), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (313th), 3.2 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1985 27 Baltimore Orioles $130,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 28 Baltimore Orioles $240,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 29 Baltimore Orioles $300,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 30 Los Angeles Dodgers $465,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 31 Los Angeles Dodgers $550,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $500,000 ? USA Today
1991 33 Detroit Tigers $525,000 ? USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,710,000
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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