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Jim Slaton

James Michael Slaton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: June 19, 1950 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Antelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
School: Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Pilots in the 15th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1971 (Age 20.299)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Angels/Tigers 1971-1986

Final Game: September 28, 1986 (Age 36.101)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #559. Doug Fister… #560. Pat Dobson… #561. Kelvim Escobar… #562. JIM SLATON… #563. Mike Henneman… #564. Syl Johnson… #565. Al Hrabosky… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1971 21 MIL AL 10 8 .556 3.78 26 23 0 5 4 0 147.2 140 67 62 16 71 9 63 1 2 5 631 91 4.47 1.429 8.5 1.0 4.3 3.8 0.89
1972 22 MIL AL 1 6 .143 5.52 9 8 1 0 0 0 44.0 50 31 27 3 21 1 17 1 0 1 202 55 4.01 1.614 10.2 0.6 4.3 3.5 0.81
1973 23 MIL AL 13 15 .464 3.71 38 38 0 13 3 0 276.1 266 127 114 30 99 4 134 1 0 11 1170 101 4.09 1.321 8.7 1.0 3.2 4.4 1.35
1974 24 MIL AL 13 16 .448 3.92 40 35 2 10 3 0 250.0 255 117 109 22 102 6 126 3 0 14 1072 92 3.97 1.428 9.2 0.8 3.7 4.5 1.24
1975 25 MIL AL 11 18 .379 4.52 37 33 1 10 3 0 217.0 238 129 109 28 90 6 119 2 0 12 970 85 4.44 1.512 9.9 1.2 3.7 4.9 1.32
1976 26 MIL AL 14 15 .483 3.44 38 38 0 12 2 0 292.2 287 126 112 14 94 12 138 6 1 11 1235 101 3.34 1.302 8.8 0.4 2.9 4.2 1.47
1977 ★ 27 MIL AL 10 14 .417 3.58 32 31 1 7 1 0 221.0 223 104 88 25 77 5 104 11 1 1 942 114 4.46 1.357 9.1 1.0 3.1 4.2 1.35 AS
1978 28 DET AL 17 11 .607 4.12 35 34 0 11 2 0 233.2 235 117 107 27 85 1 92 8 1 10 1003 94 4.49 1.369 9.1 1.0 3.3 3.5 1.08
1979 29 MIL AL 15 9 .625 3.63 32 31 0 12 3 0 213.0 229 95 86 15 54 1 80 2 0 5 894 115 3.69 1.329 9.7 0.6 2.3 3.4 1.48
1980 30 MIL AL 1 1 .500 4.41 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.1 17 10 8 3 5 0 4 0 0 1 68 90 5.57 1.347 9.4 1.7 2.8 2.2 0.80
1981 31 MIL AL 5 7 .417 4.37 24 21 2 0 0 0 117.1 120 60 57 10 50 2 47 2 0 5 500 79 4.24 1.449 9.2 0.8 3.8 3.6 0.94
1982 32 MIL AL 10 6 .625 3.29 39 7 21 0 0 6 117.2 117 48 43 14 41 3 59 1 1 2 494 116 4.33 1.343 8.9 1.1 3.1 4.5 1.44
1983 33 MIL AL 14 6 .700 4.33 46 0 26 0 0 5 112.1 112 57 54 12 56 5 38 3 0 3 490 87 5.04 1.496 9.0 1.0 4.5 3.0 0.68
1984 34 CAL AL 7 10 .412 4.97 32 22 1 5 1 0 163.0 192 95 90 22 56 5 67 2 0 6 722 81 4.77 1.521 10.6 1.2 3.1 3.7 1.20
1985 35 CAL AL 6 10 .375 4.37 29 24 3 1 0 1 148.1 162 82 72 22 63 1 60 2 0 8 645 95 5.12 1.517 9.8 1.3 3.8 3.6 0.95
1986 36 TOT AL 4 6 .400 5.08 36 12 13 0 0 2 113.1 130 70 64 14 40 4 43 3 0 2 497 82 4.76 1.500 10.3 1.1 3.2 3.4 1.08
1986 36 CAL AL 4 6 .400 5.65 14 12 1 0 0 0 73.1 84 52 46 9 29 1 31 2 0 1 323 73 4.79 1.541 10.3 1.1 3.6 3.8 1.07
1986 36 DET AL 0 0 4.05 22 0 12 0 0 2 40.0 46 18 18 5 11 3 12 1 0 1 174 103 4.70 1.425 10.4 1.1 2.5 2.7 1.09
16 Yrs 151 158 .489 4.03 496 360 71 86 22 14 2683.2 2773 1335 1202 277 1004 65 1191 48 6 97 11535 94 4.27 1.407 9.3 0.9 3.4 4.0 1.19
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .489 4.03 39 29 6 7 2 1 213 220 106 95 22 80 5 95 4 0 8 916 94 4.27 1.407 9.3 0.9 3.4 4.0 1.19
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
MIL (12 yrs) 117 121 .492 3.86 364 268 54 69 19 11 2025.1 2054 971 869 192 760 54 929 33 5 71 8668 97 4.12 1.389 9.1 0.9 3.4 4.1 1.22
CAL (3 yrs) 17 26 .395 4.87 75 58 5 6 1 1 384.2 438 229 208 53 148 7 158 6 0 15 1690 84 4.91 1.523 10.2 1.2 3.5 3.7 1.07
DET (2 yrs) 17 11 .607 4.11 57 34 12 11 2 2 273.2 281 135 125 32 96 4 104 9 1 11 1177 95 4.52 1.378 9.2 1.1 3.2 3.4 1.08
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
1971 21 MIL AL 147.2 26 23 67 4.08 3.85 0.26 0.05 101.7 3.71 -6 -0.7 .8 -0.1 0.6 6 .473 .496
1972 22 MIL AL 44.0 9 8 31 6.34 3.68 0.22 0.03 99.0 3.45 -14 -1.5 2.1 -0.1 -1.2 -11 .337 .491
1973 23 MIL AL 276.1 38 38 127 4.14 4.20 0.00 0.13 98.6 4.27 1 0.1 -0.2 2.7 30 .504 .501
1974 24 MIL AL 250.0 40 35 117 4.21 4.09 0.11 0.09 98.4 4.01 -6 -0.6 .6 -0.1 1.7 17 .484 .496
1975 25 MIL AL 217.0 37 33 129 5.35 4.34 -0.26 0.10 100.6 4.72 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 0.4 5 .458 .490
1976 26 MIL AL 292.2 38 38 126 3.87 4.00 -0.04 0.12 98.9 4.11 9 1.0 -0.2 3.7 33 .526 .506
1977 ★ 27 MIL AL 221.0 32 31 104 4.24 4.41 -0.02 0.14 98.4 4.49 5 0.6 2.9 -0.1 2.6 28 .518 .504 $45,000 AS
1978 28 DET AL 233.2 35 34 117 4.51 4.31 0.12 0.11 102.8 4.42 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.1 1.9 19 .493 .498
1979 29 MIL AL 213.0 32 31 95 4.01 4.58 0.04 0.14 98.9 4.63 15 1.5 1.7 -0.1 3.5 37 .548 .509 $247,000
1980 30 MIL AL 16.1 3 3 10 5.51 4.07 0.15 0.13 99.3 4.02 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .411 .498 $247,000
1981 31 MIL AL 117.1 24 21 60 4.60 3.93 0.02 0.12 98.0 3.95 -8 -0.9 .6 -0.1 0.1 1 .462 .494 $247,000
1982 32 MIL AL 117.2 39 7 48 3.67 4.54 0.09 -0.20 93.1 3.96 4 0.5 1.3 -0.1 1.4 15 .512 .503 $247,000
1983 33 MIL AL 112.1 46 0 57 4.57 4.53 -0.08 -0.36 93.4 3.97 -8 -0.8 1.4 -0.3 -0.1 3 .483 .495 $247,000
1984 34 CAL AL 163.0 32 22 95 5.25 4.42 0.02 0.08 101.2 4.54 -12 -1.3 1.3 -0.1 0.2 2 .461 .492
1985 35 CAL AL 148.1 29 24 82 4.98 4.70 0.24 0.12 100.6 4.60 -6 -0.6 .4 -0.1 0.7 8 .478 .496 $437,500
1986 36 CAL AL 73.1 14 12 52 6.38 4.65 0.47 0.09 99.6 4.25 -17 -1.6 1.2 -0.1 -1.0 -10 .386 .490 $400,000
1986 36 DET AL 40.0 22 0 18 4.05 4.58 0.42 -0.36 98.7 3.75 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.0 0.2 3 .493 .499 $60,000
16 Seasons 2683.2 496 360 1335 4.48 4.28 0.05 0.07 99.2 4.26 -65 -6.5 1.2 -2.0 17.5 186 .487 .498 $2,177,500
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
MIL (12 yrs) 2025.1 364 268 971 4.31 4.22 0.01 0.07 98.5 4.21 -25 -2.6 1.3 -1.6 15.5 163 .493 .499 $1,280,000
CAL (3 yrs) 384.2 75 58 229 5.36 4.57 0.19 0.10 100.7 4.51 -36 -3.5 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 0 .454 .493 $837,500
DET (2 yrs) 273.2 57 34 135 4.44 4.35 0.16 0.04 102.2 4.32 -4 -0.4 .7 -0.2 2.1 22 .493 .499 $60,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1981 31 MIL AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 3.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 1.000 9.0 1.5 0.0 3.0
1982 32 MIL AL ALCS W CAL 0 0 1.93 2 0 1 0 0 1 4.2 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 18 0.857 5.8 1.9 1.9 5.8 3.00
1982 32 MIL AL WS L STL 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 1.125 3.4 0.0 6.8 3.4 0.50
2 Yrs (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 2.03 8 0 2 0 0 1 13.1 10 4 3 2 3 0 6 0 0 0 51 0.975 6.8 1.4 2.0 4.1 2.00
1 ALDS 0 0 3.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 1.000 9.0 1.5 0.0 3.0
1 ALCS 0 0 1.93 2 0 1 0 0 1 4.2 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 18 0.857 5.8 1.9 1.9 5.8 3.00
1 WS 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 1.125 3.4 0.0 6.8 3.4 0.50

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
1971 21 MIL AL 26 54 46 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 .109 .180 .109 .289 -16 5 0 0 4 0 0 1
1972 22 MIL AL 9 14 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .091 .182 -45 1 0 0 3 0 0 /1
1973 23 MIL AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 24 MIL AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 25 MIL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 26 MIL AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 ★ 27 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1978 28 DET AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 29 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 30 MIL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1981 31 MIL AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 32 MIL AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 33 MIL AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 34 CAL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 35 CAL AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 36 TOT AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 36 CAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 36 DET AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 Yrs 496 68 57 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 23 .105 .164 .105 .269 -21 6 0 0 7 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 22 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .105 .164 .105 .269 -21 2 0 0 2 0 0
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
MIL (12 yrs) 364 68 57 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 23 .105 .164 .105 .269 -21 6 0 0 7 0 0
CAL (3 yrs) 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 57 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
1971 21 MIL AL 26 54 -7 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1972 22 MIL AL 9 14 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /1
1973 23 MIL AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1974 24 MIL AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 25 MIL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 26 MIL AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 ★ 27 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $45,000 1 AS
1978 28 DET AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1979 29 MIL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $247,000 1
1980 30 MIL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $247,000 /1
1981 31 MIL AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $247,000 1
1982 32 MIL AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $247,000 1
1983 33 MIL AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $247,000 1
1984 34 CAL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 35 CAL AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $437,500 1
1986 36 CAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $400,000 1
1986 36 DET AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
16 Seasons 496 68 -10 0 0 0 10 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.4 1 $2,177,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
MIL (12 yrs) 364 68 -10 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.3 -0 $1,280,000
CAL (3 yrs) 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $837,500
DET (2 yrs) 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000

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 31 MIL AL ALDS NYY L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 32 MIL AL ALCS CAL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 32 MIL AL WS STL L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1971 MIL AL 21 P 26 23 5 147.2 26 12 12 2 1 .923 1.46 0.92 .958 1.98 1.97 2 6 75% 39% 0
1972 MIL AL 22 P 9 8 0 44.0 12 1 11 0 0 1.000 2.45 1.33 .950 1.86 1.86 1 0 0% 39% 0
1973 MIL AL 23 P 38 38 13 276.1 52 19 27 6 4 .885 1.50 1.21 .951 1.86 1.85 15 15 50% 38% 0
1974 MIL AL 24 P 40 35 10 250.0 53 16 36 1 3 .981 1.87 1.30 .947 1.81 1.80 30 10 25% 38% 0
1975 MIL AL 25 P 37 33 10 217.0 54 16 34 4 3 .926 2.07 1.35 .940 1.87 1.86 13 11 46% 38% 3
1976 MIL AL 26 P 38 38 12 292.2 64 18 43 3 2 .953 1.88 1.61 .950 1.87 1.88 24 12 33% 34% 2
1977 MIL AL 27 P 32 31 7 221.0 59 21 34 4 1 .932 2.24 1.72 .948 1.95 1.93 12 14 54% 39% 5 AS
1978 DET AL 28 P 35 34 11 233.2 43 9 32 2 6 .953 1.58 1.17 .954 1.90 1.88 12 9 43% 38% 0
1979 MIL AL 29 P 32 31 12 213.0 52 16 35 1 3 .981 2.15 1.59 .949 1.92 1.89 16 10 38% 36% 0
1980 MIL AL 30 P 3 3 0 16.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.65 1.00 .957 1.87 1.87 0 0 0
1981 MIL AL 31 P 24 21 0 117.1 28 14 14 0 3 1.000 2.15 1.17 .963 1.98 1.98 11 9 45% 38% 1
1982 MIL AL 32 P 39 7 0 117.2 22 6 16 0 0 1.000 1.68 0.56 .958 1.80 1.80 8 6 43% 36% 1
1983 MIL AL 33 P 46 0 0 112.1 20 4 16 0 1 1.000 1.60 0.43 .958 1.80 1.78 10 4 29% 33% 1
1984 CAL AL 34 P 32 22 5 163.0 34 9 25 0 3 1.000 1.88 1.06 .958 1.79 1.78 1 7 88% 36% 1
1985 CAL AL 35 P 29 24 1 148.1 29 6 22 1 4 .966 1.70 0.97 .953 1.86 1.84 8 9 53% 33% 0
1986 TOT AL 36 P 36 12 0 113.1 31 13 18 0 2 1.000 2.46 0.86 .957 1.83 1.81 5 6 55% 34% 0
1986 CAL AL 36 P 14 12 0 73.1 19 7 12 0 1 1.000 2.33 1.36 .957 1.83 1.81 5 6 55% 34% 0
1986 DET AL 36 P 22 0 0 40.0 12 6 6 0 1 1.000 2.70 0.55 .957 1.82 1.81 0 0 0
16 Seasons P 496 360 86 2683.2 582 180 378 24 36 .959 1.87 1.13 .951 1.87 1.85 168 128 43% 37% 14
16 Seasons TOT 496 360 86 2683.2 582 180 378 24 36 .959 1.87 1.13 .951 1.87 1.85 168 128 43% 37% 14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Apr 18th AL Player of the Week

Wins s c a p y
Career  151 (244th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1982 AL  .625 (10th)
1983 AL  .700 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 AL  2.282 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1976 AL  292.7 (5th)
Career  2,683.7 (196th)

Games Started s c a p y
1976 AL  38 (4th)
Career  360 (186th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1971 AL  4 (7th)
1975 AL  3 (9th)
1979 AL  3 (6th)
Career  22 (216th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1973 AL  30 (8th)
1975 AL  28 (4th)
1977 AL  25 (7th)
1978 AL  27 (3rd)
Career  277 (75th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  99 (9th)
1974 AL  102 (5th)
1976 AL  94 (4th)
Career  1,004 (113th)

Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  287 (1st)
Career  2,773 (168th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  0.431 (10th)
1979 AL  0.634 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1974 AL  16 (10th)
1975 AL  18 (2nd)
1976 AL  15 (8th)
Career  158 (127th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1973 AL  114 (6th)
1975 AL  109 (8th)
1976 AL  112 (2nd)
1978 AL  107 (6th)
Career  1,202 (123rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1973 AL  11 (7th)
1974 AL  14 (2nd)
1975 AL  12 (2nd)
1976 AL  11 (2nd)
1978 AL  10 (5th)
Career  97 (110th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 AL  11 (4th)
1978 AL  8 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1976 AL  1,235 (2nd)
Career  11,535 (186th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1979 AL  3.69 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 AL  2.1 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1981 AL  1.000 (1st)
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1971 AL  born 1950-06-19 (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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (686), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (572nd), 17.5 career WAR/17.7 7yr-peak WAR/17.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1977 27 Milwaukee Brewers $45,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1979 29 Milwaukee Brewers $247,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide $200K/year salary and $235K bonus
1980 30 Milwaukee Brewers $247,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide $200K/year salary and $235K bonus
1981 31 Milwaukee Brewers $247,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide $200K/year salary and $235K bonus
1982 32 Milwaukee Brewers $247,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide $200K/year salary and $235K bonus
1983 33 Milwaukee Brewers $247,000 ? 1979 TSN Guide $200K/year salary and $235K bonus
1985 35 California Angels $437,500 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 36 California Angels $400,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
36 Detroit Tigers $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Released midseason by California
1987 37 California Angels $400,000 ? Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,577,500
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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