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Lee Smith

Lee Arthur Smith

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: December 4, 1957 in Jamestown, LA
High Schools: Castor HS (Jamestown, LA), Castor HS (Castor, LA)
School: Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1980 (Age 22.272, 11,962nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/RedSox/Angels/Reds/... 1980-1997
Agents: Brian David, previously: Bob Gilhooley, Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: July 2, 1997 (Age 39.210)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #145. Noodles Hahn… #146. Jeff Pfeffer… #147. Catfish Hunter… #148. LEE SMITH… #149. Murry Dickson… #150. Dizzy Trout… #151. Paul Derringer… 

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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
1980 22 CHC NL 2 0 1.000 2.91 18 0 6 0 0 0 21.2 21 9 7 0 14 5 17 0 0 0 97 138 3.12 1.615 8.7 0.0 5.8 7.1 1.21
1981 23 CHC NL 3 6 .333 3.51 40 1 12 0 0 1 66.2 57 31 26 2 31 8 50 1 1 7 280 106 2.93 1.320 7.7 0.3 4.2 6.8 1.61
1982 24 CHC NL 2 5 .286 2.69 72 5 38 0 0 17 117.0 105 38 35 5 37 5 99 3 1 6 480 139 2.61 1.214 8.1 0.4 2.8 7.6 2.68
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 4 10 .286 1.65 66 0 56 0 0 29 103.1 70 23 19 5 41 14 91 1 2 5 413 229 2.84 1.074 6.1 0.4 3.6 7.9 2.22 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 26 CHC NL 9 7 .563 3.65 69 0 59 0 0 33 101.0 98 42 41 6 35 7 86 0 0 6 428 107 2.88 1.317 8.7 0.5 3.1 7.7 2.46
1985 27 CHC NL 7 4 .636 3.04 65 0 57 0 0 33 97.2 87 35 33 9 32 6 112 1 0 4 397 131 2.60 1.218 8.0 0.8 2.9 10.3 3.50
1986 28 CHC NL 9 9 .500 3.09 66 0 59 0 0 31 90.1 69 32 31 7 42 11 93 0 0 2 372 131 3.11 1.229 6.9 0.7 4.2 9.3 2.21
1987 ★ 29 CHC NL 4 10 .286 3.12 62 0 55 0 0 36 83.2 84 30 29 4 32 5 96 0 0 4 360 137 2.35 1.386 9.0 0.4 3.4 10.3 3.00 AS
1988 30 BOS AL 4 5 .444 2.80 64 0 57 0 0 29 83.2 72 34 26 7 37 6 96 1 0 2 363 148 2.92 1.303 7.7 0.8 4.0 10.3 2.59 MVP-21
1989 31 BOS AL 6 1 .857 3.57 64 0 50 0 0 25 70.2 53 30 28 6 33 6 96 0 0 1 290 116 2.55 1.217 6.8 0.8 4.2 12.2 2.91
1990 32 TOT MLB 5 5 .500 2.06 64 0 53 0 0 31 83.0 71 24 19 3 29 7 87 0 0 2 344 188 2.23 1.205 7.7 0.3 3.1 9.4 3.00
1990 32 BOS AL 2 1 .667 1.88 11 0 8 0 0 4 14.1 13 4 3 0 9 2 17 0 0 1 64 222 2.32 1.535 8.2 0.0 5.7 10.7 1.89
1990 32 STL NL 3 4 .429 2.10 53 0 45 0 0 27 68.2 58 20 16 3 20 5 70 0 0 1 280 182 2.21 1.136 7.6 0.4 2.6 9.2 3.50
1991 ★ 33 STL NL 6 3 .667 2.34 67 0 61 0 0 47 73.0 70 19 19 5 13 5 67 0 0 1 300 158 2.45 1.137 8.6 0.6 1.6 8.3 5.15 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 ★ 34 STL NL 4 9 .308 3.12 70 0 55 0 0 43 75.0 62 28 26 4 26 4 60 0 0 2 310 110 2.92 1.173 7.4 0.5 3.1 7.2 2.31 AS,CYA-4
1993 ★ 35 TOT MLB 2 4 .333 3.88 63 0 56 0 0 46 58.0 53 25 25 11 14 2 60 0 0 1 239 103 4.11 1.155 8.2 1.7 2.2 9.3 4.29 AS
1993 35 STL NL 2 4 .333 4.50 55 0 48 0 0 43 50.0 49 25 25 11 9 1 49 0 0 1 206 88 4.43 1.160 8.8 2.0 1.6 8.8 5.44
1993 35 NYY AL 0 0 0.00 8 0 8 0 0 3 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 1 11 0 0 0 33 2.11 1.125 4.5 0.0 5.6 12.4 2.20
1994 ★ 36 BAL AL 1 4 .200 3.29 41 0 39 0 0 33 38.1 34 16 14 6 11 1 42 0 0 0 160 153 3.84 1.174 8.0 1.4 2.6 9.9 3.82 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 ★ 37 CAL AL 0 5 .000 3.47 52 0 51 0 0 37 49.1 42 19 19 3 25 4 43 1 0 1 209 136 3.73 1.358 7.7 0.5 4.6 7.8 1.72 AS
1996 38 TOT MLB 3 4 .429 3.74 54 0 24 0 0 2 55.1 57 24 23 4 26 4 41 1 0 3 245 118 4.09 1.500 9.3 0.7 4.2 6.7 1.58
1996 38 CAL AL 0 0 2.45 11 0 8 0 0 0 11.0 8 4 3 0 3 0 6 0 0 1 44 205 2.90 1.000 6.5 0.0 2.5 4.9 2.00
1996 38 CIN NL 3 4 .429 4.06 43 0 16 0 0 2 44.1 49 20 20 4 23 4 35 1 0 2 201 105 4.39 1.624 9.9 0.8 4.7 7.1 1.52
1997 39 MON NL 0 1 .000 5.82 25 0 14 0 0 5 21.2 28 16 14 2 8 0 15 1 0 0 100 73 4.17 1.662 11.6 0.8 3.3 6.2 1.88
18 Yrs 71 92 .436 3.03 1022 6 802 0 0 478 1289.1 1133 475 434 89 486 100 1251 10 4 47 5387 132 2.93 1.256 7.9 0.6 3.4 8.7 2.57
162 Game Avg. 5 6 .436 3.03 68 0 53 0 0 32 85 75 31 29 6 32 7 83 1 0 3 356 132 2.93 1.256 7.9 0.6 3.4 8.7 2.57
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
CHC (8 yrs) 40 51 .440 2.92 458 6 342 0 0 180 681.1 591 240 221 38 264 61 644 6 4 34 2827 134 2.76 1.255 7.8 0.5 3.5 8.5 2.44
STL (4 yrs) 15 20 .429 2.90 245 0 209 0 0 160 266.2 239 92 86 23 68 15 246 0 0 5 1096 128 2.89 1.151 8.1 0.8 2.3 8.3 3.62
BOS (3 yrs) 12 7 .632 3.04 139 0 115 0 0 58 168.2 138 68 57 13 79 14 209 1 0 4 717 137 2.72 1.287 7.4 0.7 4.2 11.2 2.65
CAL (2 yrs) 0 5 .000 3.28 63 0 59 0 0 37 60.1 50 23 22 3 28 4 49 1 0 2 253 145 3.58 1.293 7.5 0.4 4.2 7.3 1.75
MON (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.82 25 0 14 0 0 5 21.2 28 16 14 2 8 0 15 1 0 0 100 73 4.17 1.662 11.6 0.8 3.3 6.2 1.88
CIN (1 yr) 3 4 .429 4.06 43 0 16 0 0 2 44.1 49 20 20 4 23 4 35 1 0 2 201 105 4.39 1.624 9.9 0.8 4.7 7.1 1.52
NYY (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 8 0 8 0 0 3 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 1 11 0 0 0 33 2.11 1.125 4.5 0.0 5.6 12.4 2.20
BAL (1 yr) 1 4 .200 3.29 41 0 39 0 0 33 38.1 34 16 14 6 11 1 42 0 0 0 160 153 3.84 1.174 8.0 1.4 2.6 9.9 3.82
NL (14 yrs) 58 76 .433 3.03 771 6 581 0 0 347 1014.0 907 368 341 67 363 80 940 8 4 41 4224 128 2.90 1.252 8.1 0.6 3.2 8.3 2.59
AL (7 yrs) 13 16 .448 3.04 251 0 221 0 0 131 275.1 226 107 93 22 123 20 311 2 0 6 1163 145 3.04 1.268 7.4 0.7 4.0 10.2 2.53
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
1980 22 CHC NL 21.2 18 0 9 3.74 4.26 -0.30 -0.33 112.1 4.73 2 0.3 .7 -0.1 0.4 4 .515 .502
1981 23 CHC NL 66.2 40 1 31 4.19 4.00 -0.55 -0.26 107.1 4.59 2 0.2 1.6 -0.0 0.8 8 .506 .501
1982 24 CHC NL 117.0 72 5 38 2.92 4.12 -0.16 -0.20 103.6 4.23 16 1.8 1.6 0.2 3.1 27 .525 .511
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 103.1 66 0 23 2.00 4.09 -0.13 -0.32 104.4 4.07 23 2.7 2.0 1.1 4.8 33 .540 .516 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 26 CHC NL 101.0 69 0 42 3.74 4.04 -0.11 -0.31 109.1 4.18 4 0.4 2.0 0.0 1.4 13 .506 .503
1985 27 CHC NL 97.2 65 0 35 3.23 4.04 -0.11 -0.32 110.9 4.26 10 1.2 2.1 0.5 2.6 19 .518 .507 $670,000
1986 28 CHC NL 90.1 66 0 32 3.19 4.24 -0.32 -0.33 109.1 4.61 14 1.5 2.2 0.7 3.2 22 .523 .510 $720,000
1987 ★ 29 CHC NL 83.2 62 0 30 3.23 4.62 -0.42 -0.35 103.3 4.85 14 1.5 1.8 0.5 2.8 23 .524 .509 $840,000 AS
1988 30 BOS AL 83.2 64 0 34 3.66 4.35 0.03 -0.35 104.4 4.15 4 0.5 1.8 0.0 1.3 12 .507 .503 $850,000 MVP-21
1989 31 BOS AL 70.2 64 0 30 3.82 4.43 0.01 -0.34 105.8 4.32 4 0.4 1.4 -0.1 1.0 11 .506 .502 $1,425,000
1990 32 BOS AL 14.1 11 0 4 2.51 4.54 -0.17 -0.35 105.8 4.62 3 0.4 1.6 0.1 0.6 5 .534 .502 $1,200,000
1990 32 STL NL 68.2 53 0 20 2.62 4.27 0.18 -0.33 100.9 3.80 8 0.9 1.7 0.2 1.6 15 .516 .505
1991 ★ 33 STL NL 73.0 67 0 19 2.34 4.14 0.15 -0.32 100.2 3.68 10 1.2 2.0 0.5 2.3 17 .517 .507 $2,791,666 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 ★ 34 STL NL 75.0 70 0 28 3.36 3.90 -0.01 -0.30 95.6 3.44 0 0.0 2.2 -0.1 0.6 6 .501 .500 $2,791,667 AS,CYA-4
1993 ★ 35 STL NL 50.0 55 0 25 4.50 4.40 -0.09 -0.34 99.9 4.14 -3 -0.3 1.8 -0.2 -0.1 2 .494 .498 $2,691,667 AS
1993 ★ 35 NYY AL 8.0 8 0 0 0.00 4.69 0.16 -0.36 97.2 4.05 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .547 .502 AS
1994 ★ 36 BAL AL 38.1 41 0 16 3.76 5.21 0.44 -0.40 104.0 4.55 3 0.3 2.1 0.1 0.8 8 .507 .502 $2,025,000 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 ★ 37 CAL AL 49.1 52 0 19 3.47 5.10 0.11 -0.38 98.3 4.54 6 0.6 1.9 0.2 1.3 12 .511 .504 $2,561,113 AS
1996 38 CAL AL 11.0 11 0 4 3.27 5.52 -0.04 -0.41 97.3 5.01 2 0.2 .8 -0.0 0.2 3 .516 .501 $2,100,000
1996 38 CIN NL 44.1 43 0 20 4.06 4.66 -0.25 -0.35 100.6 4.59 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.6 6 .507 .502
1997 39 MON NL 21.2 25 0 16 6.65 4.80 0.15 -0.36 101.5 4.34 -6 -0.6 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .478 .497 $400,000
18 Seasons 1289.1 1022 6 475 3.32 4.30 -0.10 -0.32 104.2 4.25 125 13.8 1.8 3.3 29.4 248 .513 .505 $21,066,113
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CHC (8 yrs) 681.1 458 6 240 3.17 4.16 -0.24 -0.30 106.9 4.38 86 9.6 1.9 2.9 19.1 150 .521 .508 $2,230,000
STL (4 yrs) 266.2 245 0 92 3.11 4.16 0.07 -0.32 99.0 3.73 15 1.7 1.9 0.3 4.4 40 .507 .503 $8,275,000
BOS (3 yrs) 168.2 139 0 68 3.63 4.40 0.00 -0.35 105.1 4.26 11 1.2 1.6 0.0 2.9 28 .509 .503 $3,475,000
CAL (2 yrs) 60.1 63 0 23 3.43 5.18 0.08 -0.39 98.1 4.62 8 0.8 1.7 0.1 1.5 15 .512 .503 $4,661,113
MON (1 yr) 21.2 25 0 16 6.65 4.80 0.15 -0.36 101.5 4.34 -6 -0.6 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .478 .497 $400,000
CIN (1 yr) 44.1 43 0 20 4.06 4.66 -0.25 -0.35 100.6 4.59 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.6 6 .507 .502
NYY (1 yr) 8.0 8 0 0 0.00 4.69 0.16 -0.36 97.2 4.05 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .547 .502
BAL (1 yr) 38.1 41 0 16 3.76 5.21 0.44 -0.40 104.0 4.55 3 0.3 2.1 0.1 0.8 8 .507 .502 $2,025,000

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
1984 26 CHC NL NLCS L SDP 0 1 .000 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1.500 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5
1988 30 BOS AL ALCS L OAK 0 1 .000 8.10 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.1 6 3 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 17 2.100 16.2 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 2 .000 8.44 4 0 4 0 0 1 5.1 9 5 5 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 27 1.875 15.2 1.7 1.7 11.8 7.00
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 8.10 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.1 6 3 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 17 2.100 16.2 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
1 NLCS 0 1 .000 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1.500 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5

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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
1980 22 CHC NL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 23 CHC NL 40 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1982 24 CHC NL 72 18 16 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 9 .063 .118 .250 .368 -0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 66 11 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .111 .200 .111 .311 -13 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 26 CHC NL 69 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .077 .077 .077 .154 -58 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1985 27 CHC NL 65 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .143 .000 .143 -58 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 28 CHC NL 66 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 ★ 29 CHC NL 63 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1988 30 BOS AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-21
1989 31 BOS AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 32 TOT MLB 64 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 32 BOS AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 32 STL NL 53 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 ★ 33 STL NL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 ★ 34 STL NL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4
1993 ★ 35 TOT MLB 63 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1993 35 STL NL 55 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 35 NYY AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1994 ★ 36 BAL AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 ★ 37 CAL AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1996 38 TOT MLB 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 38 CAL AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 38 CIN NL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 39 MON NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Yrs 1023 71 64 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 42 .047 .090 .094 .183 -50 6 0 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .047 .090 .094 .183 -50 1 0 0 1 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
CHC (8 yrs) 459 67 60 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 40 .050 .095 .100 .195 -46 6 0 0 4 0 0
STL (4 yrs) 245 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (3 yrs) 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (2 yrs) 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MON (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (14 yrs) 772 71 64 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 42 .047 .090 .094 .183 -50 6 0 0 4 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 251 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
1980 22 CHC NL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1981 23 CHC NL 40 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1982 24 CHC NL 72 18 -2 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.1 1 1
1983 ★ 25 CHC NL 66 11 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 26 CHC NL 69 14 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 1
1985 27 CHC NL 65 7 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $670,000 1
1986 28 CHC NL 66 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $720,000 1
1987 ★ 29 CHC NL 63 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $840,000 1 AS
1988 30 BOS AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $850,000 1 MVP-21
1989 31 BOS AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,425,000 1
1990 32 BOS AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000 1
1990 32 STL NL 53 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1991 ★ 33 STL NL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $2,791,666 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 ★ 34 STL NL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,791,667 1 AS,CYA-4
1993 ★ 35 STL NL 55 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $2,691,667 1 AS
1993 ★ 35 NYY AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1 AS
1994 ★ 36 BAL AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,025,000 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 ★ 37 CAL AL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,561,113 1 AS
1996 38 CAL AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,100,000 1
1996 38 CIN NL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1997 39 MON NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $400,000 1
18 Seasons 1023 71 -13 -0 0 0 14 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 0.7 2 $21,066,113
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (8 yrs) 459 67 -12 -0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 0.3 -1 $2,230,000
STL (4 yrs) 245 4 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $8,275,000
BOS (3 yrs) 139 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $3,475,000
CAL (2 yrs) 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,661,113
MON (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $400,000
CIN (1 yr) 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BAL (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,025,000

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
1984 26 CHC NL NLCS SDP L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 30 BOS AL ALCS OAK L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 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 NLCS 2 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
1980 CHC NL 22 P 18 0 0 21.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.17 .953 1.91 1.91 3 2 40% 31% 0
1981 CHC NL 23 P 40 1 0 66.2 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.30 .959 1.97 1.98 5 9 64% 33% 0
1982 CHC NL 24 P 72 5 0 117.0 20 9 10 1 2 .950 1.46 0.26 .952 1.96 1.97 15 8 35% 32% 1
1983 CHC NL 25 P 66 0 0 103.1 17 8 9 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.26 .952 1.92 1.91 8 5 38% 33% 0 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 CHC NL 26 P 69 0 0 101.0 19 6 13 0 2 1.000 1.69 0.28 .954 1.88 1.87 16 2 11% 31% 0
1985 CHC NL 27 P 65 0 0 97.2 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1.11 0.18 .953 1.92 1.92 6 4 40% 30% 0
1986 CHC NL 28 P 66 0 0 90.1 13 1 12 0 2 1.000 1.30 0.20 .955 1.94 1.94 15 6 29% 32% 0
1987 CHC NL 29 P 62 0 0 83.2 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1.18 0.18 .955 1.91 1.90 13 3 19% 29% 0 AS
1988 BOS AL 30 P 64 0 0 83.2 10 5 4 1 0 .900 0.97 0.14 .961 1.79 1.77 6 2 25% 31% 0 MVP-21
1989 BOS AL 31 P 64 0 0 70.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 0.03 .960 1.87 1.85 9 3 25% 31% 0
1990 TOT MLB 32 P 64 0 0 83.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.54 0.08 .956 1.79 1.79 14 5 26% 31% 0
1990 BOS AL 32 P 11 0 0 14.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.26 0.18 .955 1.76 1.76 4 2 33% 34% 0
1990 STL NL 32 P 53 0 0 68.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.39 0.06 .957 1.80 1.79 10 3 23% 29% 0
1991 STL NL 33 P 67 0 0 73.0 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.11 0.13 .956 1.86 1.85 10 2 17% 33% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 STL NL 34 P 70 0 0 75.0 9 1 7 1 1 .889 0.96 0.11 .954 1.94 1.94 12 1 8% 32% 0 AS,CYA-4
1993 TOT MLB 35 P 63 0 0 58.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.31 0.03 .950 1.83 1.82 12 2 14% 33% 0 AS
1993 STL NL 35 P 55 0 0 50.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.18 0.02 .950 1.84 1.83 8 2 20% 32% 0
1993 NYY AL 35 P 8 0 0 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.13 .950 1.80 1.78 4 0 0% 36% 0
1994 BAL AL 36 P 41 0 0 38.1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0.94 0.10 .956 1.71 1.71 3 0 0% 31% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 CAL AL 37 P 52 0 0 49.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.91 0.10 .960 1.79 1.77 4 5 56% 31% 0 AS
1996 TOT MLB 38 P 54 0 0 55.1 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 1.30 0.15 .955 1.84 1.82 11 3 21% 29% 0
1996 CAL AL 38 P 11 0 0 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.82 0.09 .960 1.80 1.76 2 0 0% 30% 0
1996 CIN NL 38 P 43 0 0 44.1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.16 .954 1.85 1.83 9 3 25% 28% 0
1997 MON NL 39 P 25 0 0 21.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.20 .952 1.87 1.84 8 1 11% 32% 0
18 Seasons P 1022 6 0 1289.1 167 52 111 4 9 .976 1.14 0.16 .955 1.88 1.87 170 63 27% 31% 1
18 Seasons TOT 1022 6 0 1289.1 167 52 111 4 9 .976 1.14 0.16 .955 1.88 1.87 170 63 27% 31% 1
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

Hall of Fame
2003 BBWAA (42.3%)
2004 BBWAA (36.6%)
2005 BBWAA (38.8%)
2006 BBWAA (45.0%)
2007 BBWAA (39.8%)
2008 BBWAA (43.3%)
2009 BBWAA (44.5%)
2010 BBWAA (47.3%)
2011 BBWAA (45.3%)
2012 BBWAA (50.6%)
2013 BBWAA (47.8%)
2014 BBWAA (29.9%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (18, 2%)
1988 AL (21, 1%)
1991 NL (8, 26%)
1994 AL (14, 5%)
0.34 Career Shares (588th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (9, 1%)
1991 NL (2, 50%)
1992 NL (4, 2%)
1994 AL (5, 1%)
0.54 Career Shares (101st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1991 April NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1991 Sep 29th NL Player of the Week
1992 Aug 30th NL Player of the Week
1993 Jun 27th NL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1983 NL  4.8 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.03 (177th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.909 (95th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  8.732 (17th)

Games Played s c a p y
1982 NL  72 (6th)
1983 NL  66 (9th)
1984 NL  69 (6th)
1985 NL  65 (8th)
1988 AL  64 (5th)
1992 NL  70 (9th)
Career  1,022 (11th)

Saves s c a p y
1982 NL  17 (7th)
1983 NL  29 (1st)
1984 NL  33 (2nd)
1985 NL  33 (2nd)
1986 NL  31 (4th)
1987 NL  36 (2nd)
1988 AL  29 (6th)
1989 AL  25 (9th)
1990 NL  27 (3rd)
1991 NL  47 (1st)
1992 NL  43 (1st)
1993 NL  43 (4th)
1994 AL  33 (1st)
1995 AL  37 (2nd)
Career  478 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Career  2.574 (91st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1981 NL  7 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1983 NL  56 (1st)
1984 NL  59 (3rd)
1985 NL  57 (1st)
1986 NL  59 (2nd)
1987 NL  55 (3rd)
1988 AL  57 (3rd)
1989 AL  50 (10th)
1990 NL  45 (5th)
1991 NL  61 (1st)
1992 NL  55 (5th)
1993 NL  48 (8th)
1994 AL  39 (4th)
1995 AL  51 (4th)
Career  802 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Career  132 (34th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  2.93 (111th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1983 NL  23 (4th)
Career  138 (152nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1983 NL  2.5 (5th)
Career  14.3 (157th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1983 NL  21.85 (7th)
Career  154.78 (79th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1983 NL  3.1 (4th)
1984 NL  2.7 (4th)
1985 NL  3.5 (8th)
1990 NL  2.4 (10th)
1991 NL  3.5 (3rd)
Career  21.3 (61st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.4 (7th)
Career  12.9 (104th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.3 (7th)
Career  15.8 (88th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1988 AL  64 (5th)
Career  1,022 (11th)

Oldest s c a p y
1996 AL  born 1957-12-04 (9th)
1997 NL  born 1957-12-04 (9th)

                           

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 InkPitching - 12 (194), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 48 (545), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 135 (52), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (14th), 29.6 career WAR/21.1 7yr-peak WAR/25.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 Chicago Cubs $670,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 28 Chicago Cubs $720,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 29 Chicago Cubs $840,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 30 Boston Red Sox $850,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 31 Boston Red Sox $1,425,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 32 Boston Red Sox $1,200,000 ? USA Today
1991 33 St. Louis Cardinals $2,791,666 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $266,666 signing bonus, $125K earned
1992 34 St. Louis Cardinals $2,791,667 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $266,667 signing bonus, $125K earned
1993 35 St. Louis Cardinals $2,691,667 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $266,667 signing bonus, $25,000 earned bonus
1994 36 Baltimore Orioles $2,025,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $525,000 earned bonus
1995 37 California Angels $2,561,113 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $400,000 signing bonus, $661,113 earned bonus
1996 38 California Angels $2,100,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $400,000 signing bonus
1997 39 Montreal Expos $400,000 ? 1997 AP survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,066,113
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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