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Don Slaught

Donald Martin Slaught (Sluggo)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 11, 1958 in Long Beach, CA
Schools: El Camino College (Torrance, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 7th round of the 1980 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1982 (Age 23.298)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Rangers/Royals/Yankees/Angels/... 1982-1997
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: May 19, 1997 (Age 38.250)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 21, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #993. George Cutshaw… #994. Nate Colbert… #995. Jim Eisenreich… #996. DON SLAUGHT… #997. George McBride… #998. Mike Grady… #999. Bruce Campbell… 

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
1982 23 KCR AL 43 126 115 14 32 6 0 3 8 0 0 9 12 .278 .331 .409 .739 102 47 3 0 2 0 0 2
1983 24 KCR AL 83 290 276 21 86 13 4 0 28 3 1 11 27 .312 .336 .388 .723 99 107 8 0 1 2 0 2/D
1984 25 KCR AL 124 447 409 48 108 27 4 4 42 0 0 20 55 .264 .297 .379 .676 86 155 8 2 8 7 4 *2/D
1985 26 TEX AL 102 370 343 34 96 17 4 8 35 5 4 20 41 .280 .331 .423 .753 104 145 8 6 1 0 1 2
1986 27 TEX AL 95 341 314 39 83 17 1 13 46 3 2 16 59 .264 .308 .449 .757 102 141 8 5 3 3 0 2/D
1987 28 TEX AL 95 266 237 25 53 15 2 8 16 0 3 24 51 .224 .298 .405 .703 84 96 7 1 4 0 3 2/D
1988 29 NYY AL 97 358 322 33 91 25 1 9 43 1 0 24 54 .283 .334 .450 .785 119 145 10 3 5 4 3 2/D
1989 30 NYY AL 117 392 350 34 88 21 3 5 38 1 1 30 57 .251 .315 .371 .687 94 130 9 5 2 5 3 2/D
1990 31 PIT NL 84 267 230 27 69 18 3 4 29 0 1 27 27 .300 .375 .457 .832 132 105 2 3 3 4 2 2
1991 32 PIT NL 77 250 220 19 65 17 1 1 29 1 0 21 32 .295 .363 .395 .759 115 87 6 3 5 1 1 2/5
1992 33 PIT NL 87 285 255 26 88 17 3 4 37 2 2 17 23 .345 .384 .482 .866 145 123 6 2 6 5 5 2
1993 34 PIT NL 116 420 377 34 113 19 2 10 55 2 1 29 56 .300 .356 .440 .796 113 166 13 6 4 4 2 2
1994 35 PIT NL 76 279 240 21 69 7 0 2 21 0 0 34 31 .288 .381 .342 .723 90 82 5 3 1 1 2 2
1995 36 PIT NL 35 123 112 13 34 6 0 0 13 0 0 9 8 .304 .361 .357 .718 90 40 5 1 1 0 2 2
1996 37 TOT AL 76 263 243 25 76 10 0 6 36 0 0 15 22 .313 .355 .428 .783 100 104 16 2 1 2 0 2/D
1996 37 CAL AL 62 224 207 23 67 9 0 6 32 0 0 13 20 .324 .366 .454 .820 108 94 12 2 0 2 0 2/D
1996 37 CHW AL 14 39 36 2 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 .250 .289 .278 .567 48 10 4 0 1 0 0 2/D
1997 38 SDP NL 20 26 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 1 0 1 0 0 /2
16 Yrs 1327 4503 4063 415 1151 235 28 77 476 18 15 311 559 .283 .338 .412 .749 104 1673 115 42 48 38 28
162 Game Avg. 162 550 496 51 141 29 3 9 58 2 2 38 68 .283 .338 .412 .749 104 204 14 5 6 5 3
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
PIT (6 yrs) 475 1624 1434 140 438 84 9 21 184 5 4 137 177 .305 .370 .421 .790 116 603 37 18 20 15 14
KCR (3 yrs) 250 863 800 83 226 46 8 7 78 3 1 40 94 .283 .315 .386 .701 93 309 19 2 11 9 4
TEX (3 yrs) 292 977 894 98 232 49 7 29 97 8 9 60 151 .260 .314 .427 .741 98 382 23 12 8 3 4
NYY (2 yrs) 214 750 672 67 179 46 4 14 81 2 1 54 111 .266 .324 .409 .734 106 275 19 8 7 9 6
SDP (1 yr) 20 26 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 1 0 1 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 62 224 207 23 67 9 0 6 32 0 0 13 20 .324 .366 .454 .820 108 94 12 2 0 2 0
CHW (1 yr) 14 39 36 2 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 .250 .289 .278 .567 48 10 4 0 1 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 832 2853 2609 273 713 151 19 56 292 13 11 169 378 .273 .321 .410 .731 99 1070 77 24 27 23 14
NL (7 yrs) 495 1650 1454 142 438 84 9 21 184 5 4 142 181 .301 .367 .415 .782 114 603 38 18 21 15 14

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
1982 23 KCR AL 43 126 0 -1 1 0 2 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .505 .501 0.6 0.2 6 2
1983 24 KCR AL 83 290 -1 -0 -0 -1 5 2 0.3 10 12 1.2 .503 .501 1.3 0.4 13 2/D
1984 25 KCR AL 124 447 -12 -0 -0 4 7 -2 -0.2 15 13 1.2 .498 .499 0.9 1.2 9 *2/D
1985 26 TEX AL 102 370 4 -0 0 -2 6 7 0.8 13 20 2.0 .507 .505 2.2 0.4 22 $215,000 2
1986 27 TEX AL 95 341 -1 1 -1 -13 5 -9 -0.9 12 2 0.2 .490 .494 1.5 -0.8 16 $331,500 2/D
1987 28 TEX AL 95 266 -6 -2 -2 -5 4 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 0.4 -0.1 4 $431,500 2/D
1988 29 NYY AL 97 358 6 -0 -1 -5 5 5 0.6 12 17 1.8 .506 .503 2.3 0.1 22 $531,500 2/D
1989 30 NYY AL 117 392 -6 -2 -1 6 6 4 0.5 14 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.1 1.3 12 $650,000 2/D
1990 31 PIT NL 84 267 10 -1 0 1 4 14 1.5 9 22 2.3 .517 .509 2.1 0.6 21 $650,000 2
1991 32 PIT NL 77 250 6 0 0 4 4 14 1.5 8 22 2.3 .520 .510 1.8 0.9 18 $766,667 2/5
1992 33 PIT NL 87 285 12 -0 -1 0 4 15 1.8 9 24 2.6 .520 .511 2.6 0.5 24 $1,691,667 2
1993 34 PIT NL 116 420 8 -2 -1 -6 6 6 0.7 13 19 1.9 .505 .504 2.4 0.1 25 $1,116,667 2
1994 35 PIT NL 76 279 -3 -1 1 -1 4 0 0.0 9 9 0.9 .501 .500 0.9 0.3 10 $1,475,000 2
1995 36 PIT NL 35 123 1 0 -1 -4 2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.6 -0.2 6 $2,025,000 2
1996 37 CAL AL 62 224 7 -0 -2 -5 3 2 0.3 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 1.4 -0.1 15 $350,000 2/D
1996 37 CHW AL 14 39 -3 0 -1 -2 1 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .465 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 2/D
1997 38 SDP NL 20 26 -3 0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -4 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 /2
16 Seasons 1327 4503 19 -9 -9 -30 68 39 5.1 150 189 19.3 .503 .502 21.8 4.5 219 $10,234,501
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (6 yrs) 475 1624 33 -3 -1 -6 24 48 5.3 51 98 10.2 .511 .506 10.4 2.1 104 $7,725,001
KCR (3 yrs) 250 863 -13 -2 -0 3 14 2 0.3 29 32 3.1 .501 .500 2.8 1.8 28
TEX (3 yrs) 292 977 -2 -2 -3 -20 15 -12 -1.0 33 21 2.1 .496 .498 4.1 -0.4 41 $978,000
NYY (2 yrs) 214 750 0 -2 -2 1 11 9 1.1 26 35 3.6 .504 .503 3.4 1.4 34 $1,181,500
SDP (1 yr) 20 26 -3 0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -4 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2
CAL (1 yr) 62 224 7 -0 -2 -5 3 2 0.3 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 1.4 -0.1 15 $350,000
CHW (1 yr) 14 39 -3 0 -1 -2 1 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .465 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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
1984 25 KCR AL ALCS DET L 3 11 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0 0 0
1990 31 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 4 14 11 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .091 .214 .182 .396 2 0 0 0 1 1
1991 32 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 6 19 17 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 0 1 0 1
1992 33 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 5 18 12 5 4 1 0 1 5 0 0 6 3 .333 .556 .667 1.222 8 1 0 0 0 1
4 Yrs (4 Series) 18 62 51 5 13 2 0 1 7 0 0 9 10 .255 .361 .353 .714 18 1 0 1 1 3
1 ALCS 3 11 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 15 51 40 5 9 2 0 1 7 0 0 9 10 .225 .360 .350 .710 14 1 0 1 1 3

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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
1982 KCR AL 23 C 43 32 28 287.1 164 156 7 1 1 .994 0 0 5.11 3.79 .988 5.69 5.66 1 6 13 8 38% 36% 0
1983 KCR AL 24 C 79 74 69 647.0 329 299 18 12 7 .964 -1 -2 4.41 4.01 .986 5.70 5.66 2 12 52 23 31% 33% 0
1983 KCR AL 24 DH 1 1
1984 KCR AL 25 C 123 112 101 1009.0 602 547 44 11 8 .982 4 5 5.27 4.80 .987 5.96 5.92 2 17 65 38 37% 36% 0
1984 KCR AL 25 DH 1 0
1985 TEX AL 26 C 102 99 85 833.2 589 550 33 6 4 .990 -2 -3 6.29 5.72 .987 6.05 5.99 13 26 61 27 31% 33% 0
1986 TEX AL 27 C 91 85 70 720.1 577 533 40 4 1 .993 -13 -22 7.16 6.30 .989 6.62 6.56 13 48 88 27 23% 34% 0
1986 TEX AL 27 DH 2 2
1987 TEX AL 28 C 85 55 49 554.1 475 429 39 7 5 .985 -5 -11 7.60 5.51 .988 6.74 6.67 20 20 67 23 26% 31% 0
1987 TEX AL 28 DH 5 4
1988 NYY AL 29 C 94 87 72 766.0 531 496 24 11 4 .979 -5 -8 6.11 5.53 .989 6.22 6.16 4 19 61 17 22% 31% 0
1988 NYY AL 29 DH 1 1
1989 NYY AL 30 C 105 93 89 827.0 542 493 44 5 8 .991 6 9 5.84 5.11 .989 6.24 6.17 4 21 52 33 39% 31% 0
1989 NYY AL 30 DH 3 1
1990 PIT NL 31 C 78 61 53 561.2 389 345 36 8 4 .979 1 2 6.11 4.88 .987 6.65 6.61 4 15 58 26 31% 29% 1
1991 PIT NL 32 C 69 53 46 509.0 374 338 31 5 4 .987 5 12 6.52 5.35 .988 6.78 6.75 3 9 42 26 38% 33% 0
1991 PIT NL 32 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -420 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1992 PIT NL 33 C 79 65 58 598.2 405 365 35 5 4 .988 0 0 6.01 5.06 .991 6.67 6.67 6 23 45 25 36% 32% 0
1993 PIT NL 34 C 105 99 92 874.2 594 539 51 4 10 .993 -6 -8 6.07 5.62 .989 6.74 6.69 10 34 86 30 26% 31% 1
1994 PIT NL 35 C 74 72 69 626.1 464 425 36 3 7 .994 -1 -2 6.62 6.23 .991 7.10 7.05 4 14 52 18 26% 32% 1
1995 PIT NL 36 C 33 30 27 263.2 230 220 9 1 2 .996 -4 -18 7.82 6.94 .989 7.40 7.37 1 12 33 6 15% 30% 0
1996 TOT AL 37 C 71 64 46 545.0 439 408 27 4 2 .991 -7 -15 7.18 6.13 .990 6.91 6.87 5 27 66 19 22% 30% 0
1996 TOT AL 37 DH 2 0
1996 CAL AL 37 C 59 53 39 452.1 368 338 27 3 2 .992 -5 -13 7.26 6.19 .990 6.91 6.87 5 23 54 18 25% 30% 0
1996 CAL AL 37 DH 1 0
1996 CHW AL 37 C 12 11 7 92.2 71 70 0 1 0 .986 -2 -26 6.80 5.83 .990 6.92 6.87 0 4 12 1 8% 30% 0
1996 CHW AL 37 DH 1 0
1997 SDP NL 38 C 6 2 2 24.1 18 15 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 6.66 3.00 .990 7.66 7.62 0 3 2 0 0% 32% 0
16 Seasons C 1237 1083 956 9648.0 6722 6158 477 87 71 .987 -29 -4 6.19 5.36 .989 6.45 6.41 92 306 843 346 29% 32% 3
7 Seasons DH 15 9
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -420 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
16 Seasons TOT 1238 1083 956 9650.0 6722 6158 477 87 71 .987 -30 -4 6.19 5.36 .989 6.45 6.41 92 306 843 346 29% 32% 3
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1985 AL  6 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
Career  1,237 (66th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
Career  6,158 (66th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1983 AL  12 (2nd)
1984 AL  11 (4th)
1988 AL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1983 AL  7 (3rd)
1989 AL  8 (2nd)
1993 NL  10 (3rd)
1994 NL  7 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  13 (2nd)
1986 AL  13 (2nd)
1987 AL  20 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1984 AL  65 (4th)
1986 AL  88 (1st)
Career  843 (52nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1989 AL  33 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1989 AL  6 (4th)
1991 NL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1986 AL  7.16 (5th)
1987 AL  7.60 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1986 AL  6.30 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1985 AL  .990 (5th)
1986 AL  .993 (3rd)
1993 NL  .993 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (830), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 28 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (89th), 19.4 career WAR/14.8 7yr-peak WAR/17.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 26 Texas Rangers $215,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 27 Texas Rangers $331,500 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 28 Texas Rangers $431,500 ? Proofing corrections
1988 29 New York Yankees $531,500 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 30 New York Yankees $650,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $650,000 ? USA Today
1991 32 Pittsburgh Pirates $766,667 ? USA Today survey
1992 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,691,667 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $25,000 earned bonus
1993 34 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,116,667 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $66,667 signing bonus, $50,000 earned bonus
1994 35 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,475,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $175,000 signing bonus
1995 36 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,025,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $175,000 signing bonus
1996 37 California Angels $350,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $100,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,234,501
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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Name and misspellings: Donald dave Don donald Martin Sluggo Slaught

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