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Mike Smithson

Billy Mike Smithson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 8", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: January 21, 1955 in Centerville, TN
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1976 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 27, 1982 (Age 27.218)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/RedSox/Rangers 1982-1989
Agents: Craig Fenech [*]
Final Game: September 28, 1989 (Age 34.250)
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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
1982 27 TEX AL 3 4 .429 5.01 8 8 0 3 0 0 46.2 51 26 26 5 13 2 24 3 0 1 199 78 4.11 1.371 9.8 1.0 2.5 4.6 1.85
1983 28 TEX AL 10 14 .417 3.91 33 33 0 10 0 0 223.1 233 102 97 14 71 2 135 8 2 8 960 102 3.42 1.361 9.4 0.6 2.9 5.4 1.90
1984 29 MIN AL 15 13 .536 3.68 36 36 0 10 1 0 252.0 246 113 103 35 54 7 144 8 2 7 1047 114 4.17 1.190 8.8 1.3 1.9 5.1 2.67
1985 30 MIN AL 15 14 .517 4.34 37 37 0 8 3 0 257.0 264 134 124 25 78 1 127 15 1 6 1088 100 4.05 1.331 9.2 0.9 2.7 4.4 1.63
1986 31 MIN AL 13 14 .481 4.77 34 33 1 8 1 0 198.0 234 123 105 26 57 4 114 14 1 15 880 90 4.40 1.470 10.6 1.2 2.6 5.2 2.00
1987 32 MIN AL 4 7 .364 5.94 21 20 0 0 0 0 109.0 126 76 72 17 38 3 53 9 2 4 494 78 5.22 1.505 10.4 1.4 3.1 4.4 1.39
1988 33 BOS AL 9 6 .600 5.97 31 18 6 1 0 0 126.2 149 87 84 25 37 1 73 6 6 2 561 69 5.20 1.468 10.6 1.8 2.6 5.2 1.97
1989 34 BOS AL 7 14 .333 4.95 40 19 12 1 1 2 143.2 170 84 79 21 35 5 61 10 0 0 632 84 4.75 1.427 10.6 1.3 2.2 3.8 1.74
8 Yrs 76 86 .469 4.58 240 204 19 41 6 2 1356.1 1473 745 690 168 383 25 731 73 14 43 5861 92 4.30 1.368 9.8 1.1 2.5 4.9 1.91
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .469 4.58 37 31 3 6 1 0 208 226 114 106 26 59 4 112 11 2 7 898 92 4.30 1.368 9.8 1.1 2.5 4.9 1.91
MIN (4 yrs) 47 48 .495 4.46 128 126 1 26 5 0 816.0 870 446 404 103 227 15 438 46 6 32 3509 97 4.33 1.344 9.6 1.1 2.5 4.8 1.93
BOS (2 yrs) 16 20 .444 5.43 71 37 18 2 1 2 270.1 319 171 163 46 72 6 134 16 6 2 1193 76 4.96 1.446 10.6 1.5 2.4 4.5 1.86
TEX (2 yrs) 13 18 .419 4.10 41 41 0 13 0 0 270.0 284 128 123 19 84 4 159 11 2 9 1159 97 3.54 1.363 9.5 0.6 2.8 5.3 1.89
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
1982 27 TEX AL 46.2 8 8 26 5.01 4.44 -0.20 0.15 96.2 4.60 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .476 .499
1983 28 TEX AL 223.1 33 33 102 4.11 4.63 0.29 0.15 97.3 4.37 6 0.6 -0.1 2.6 27 .519 .504
1984 29 MIN AL 252.0 36 36 113 4.04 4.40 0.65 0.14 103.7 4.04 1 0.1 -0.1 2.3 23 .502 .500
1985 30 MIN AL 257.0 37 37 134 4.69 4.63 0.25 0.16 105.1 4.78 2 0.2 -0.1 2.5 27 .506 .501 $335,000
1986 31 MIN AL 198.0 34 33 123 5.59 4.53 -0.16 0.15 101.8 4.92 -15 -1.5 1.3 -0.1 0.3 4 .456 .491 $450,000
1987 32 MIN AL 109.0 21 20 76 6.28 4.82 0.09 0.15 104.2 5.09 -15 -1.3 .6 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .436 .492
1988 33 BOS AL 126.2 31 18 87 6.18 4.32 0.03 0.04 103.8 4.50 -24 -2.4 .8 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .423 .485 $395,000
1989 34 BOS AL 143.2 40 19 84 5.26 4.33 0.01 0.02 105.7 4.58 -11 -1.2 1.5 -0.2 0.0 3 .470 .493 $540,000
8 Seasons 1356.1 240 204 745 4.94 4.52 0.20 0.13 102.6 4.57 -58 -5.7 1.2 -0.9 6.3 72 .476 .496 $1,720,000
MIN (4 yrs) 816.0 128 126 446 4.92 4.56 0.25 0.15 103.7 4.63 -27 -2.5 .9 -0.4 4.7 52 .480 .497 $785,000
BOS (2 yrs) 270.1 71 37 171 5.69 4.33 0.02 0.03 104.8 4.54 -35 -3.6 1.2 -0.3 -1.2 -9 .450 .489 $935,000
TEX (2 yrs) 270.0 41 41 128 4.27 4.60 0.20 0.15 97.1 4.41 4 0.4 -0.1 2.8 30 .511 .503

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
1988 33 BOS AL ALCS L OAK 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 3.9
1 ALCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 3.9

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 27 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 28 TEX AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 29 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 30 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 31 MIN AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 32 MIN AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 33 BOS AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 34 BOS AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 240 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIN (4 yrs) 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (2 yrs) 41 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
1982 27 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 28 TEX AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 29 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 30 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $335,000 1
1986 31 MIN AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $450,000 1
1987 32 MIN AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1988 33 BOS AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $395,000 1
1989 34 BOS AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $540,000 1
8 Seasons 240 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 1 $1,720,000
MIN (4 yrs) 128 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $785,000
BOS (2 yrs) 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $935,000
TEX (2 yrs) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1988 33 BOS AL ALCS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 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
1982 TEX AL 27 P 8 8 3 46.2 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.96 0.63 .958 1.79 1.80 4 2 33% 36% 0
1983 TEX AL 28 P 33 33 10 223.1 54 19 33 2 3 .963 2.10 1.58 .958 1.80 1.78 26 7 21% 33% 0
1984 MIN AL 29 P 36 36 10 252.0 48 17 29 2 2 .958 1.64 1.28 .958 1.79 1.78 23 9 28% 36% 3
1985 MIN AL 30 P 37 37 8 257.0 46 16 28 2 4 .957 1.54 1.19 .953 1.86 1.84 25 8 24% 33% 2
1986 MIN AL 31 P 34 33 8 198.0 44 10 32 2 4 .955 1.91 1.24 .957 1.83 1.81 20 4 17% 34% 2
1987 MIN AL 32 P 21 20 0 109.0 17 6 11 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.81 .955 1.84 1.82 22 1 4% 31% 0
1988 BOS AL 33 P 31 18 1 126.2 23 7 13 3 0 .870 1.42 0.65 .961 1.78 1.77 8 2 20% 31% 2
1989 BOS AL 34 P 40 19 1 143.2 29 9 19 1 3 .966 1.75 0.70 .960 1.87 1.85 10 4 29% 31% 1
8 Seasons P 240 204 41 1356.1 266 86 168 12 17 .955 1.69 1.06 .957 1.82 1.81 138 37 21% 33% 10
8 Seasons TOT 240 204 41 1356.1 266 86 168 12 17 .955 1.69 1.06 .957 1.82 1.81 138 37 21% 33% 10
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

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1984 AL  1.190 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1984 AL  1.929 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1984 AL  252.0 (7th)
1985 AL  257.0 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1984 AL  144 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1984 AL  36 (1st)
1985 AL  37 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1984 AL  10 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1985 AL  3 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1984 AL  35 (1st)
1988 AL  25 (7th)
1989 AL  21 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1984 AL  246 (4th)
1985 AL  264 (3rd)
1986 AL  234 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1984 AL  2.667 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1983 AL  0.564 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1983 AL  14 (7th)
1985 AL  14 (9th)
1986 AL  14 (6th)
1989 AL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1984 AL  103 (8th)
1985 AL  124 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (10th)
1986 AL  15 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (4th)
1984 AL  8 (4th)
1985 AL  15 (1st)
1986 AL  14 (2nd)
1987 AL  9 (5th)
1989 AL  10 (2nd)
Career  73 (194th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1984 AL  1,047 (6th)
1985 AL  1,088 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1983 AL  3.42 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 17 (1197), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1472), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1063rd), 6.4 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 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
1985 30 Minnesota Twins $335,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 31 Minnesota Twins $450,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1988 33 Boston Red Sox $395,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 34 Boston Red Sox $540,000* ?
1990 35 California Angels $480,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,200,000
Disputed Salaries
*1989 - $505,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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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