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Ozzie Smith

Osborne Earl Smith (The Wizard of Oz)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: December 26, 1954 in Mobile, AL
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1978 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1978-1996
Agents: Dennis Gilbert, previously: Debra Ehlmann,Ed Gottlieb [*]
Final Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 41)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2002 (433/472 ballots).
   View Ozzie Smith Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #102. Graig Nettles… #103. Ralph Kiner… #104. Ted Simmons… #105. OZZIE SMITH… #106. Tony Oliva… #107. Fred Lynn… #108. Gabby Hartnett… 

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
1978 23 SDP NL 159 668 590 69 152 17 6 1 46 40 12 47 43 .258 .311 .312 .623 82 184 11 0 28 3 0 *6 RoY-2
1979 24 SDP NL 156 649 587 77 124 18 6 0 27 28 7 37 37 .211 .260 .262 .522 48 154 11 2 22 1 5 *6
1980 25 SDP NL 158 712 609 67 140 18 5 0 35 57 15 71 49 .230 .313 .276 .589 71 168 9 5 23 4 1 *6 GG
1981 26 SDP NL 110 507 450 53 100 11 2 0 21 22 12 41 37 .222 .294 .256 .549 62 115 8 5 10 1 1 *6 AS,GG
1982 27 STL NL 140 567 488 58 121 24 1 2 43 25 5 68 32 .248 .339 .314 .653 84 153 10 2 4 5 12 *6 AS,MVP-13,GG
1983 28 STL NL 159 626 552 69 134 30 6 3 50 34 7 64 36 .243 .321 .335 .657 82 185 10 1 7 2 9 *6 AS,MVP-21,GG
1984 29 STL NL 124 484 412 53 106 20 5 1 44 35 7 56 17 .257 .347 .337 .684 95 139 8 2 11 3 5 *6 AS,GG
1985 30 STL NL 158 615 537 70 148 22 3 6 54 31 8 65 27 .276 .355 .361 .716 101 194 13 2 9 2 11 *6 AS,MVP-18,GG
1986 31 STL NL 153 609 514 67 144 19 4 0 54 31 7 79 27 .280 .376 .333 .709 98 171 9 2 11 3 13 *6 AS,GG
1987 32 STL NL 158 706 600 104 182 40 4 0 75 43 9 89 36 .303 .392 .383 .775 105 230 9 1 12 4 3 *6 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1988 33 STL NL 153 669 575 80 155 27 1 3 51 57 9 74 43 .270 .350 .336 .686 98 193 7 1 12 7 2 *6 AS,GG
1989 34 STL NL 155 664 593 82 162 30 8 2 50 29 7 55 37 .273 .335 .361 .696 97 214 10 2 11 3 3 *6 AS,GG
1990 35 STL NL 143 592 512 61 130 21 1 1 50 32 6 61 33 .254 .330 .305 .635 77 156 8 2 7 10 4 *6 AS,GG
1991 36 STL NL 150 641 550 96 157 30 3 3 50 35 9 83 36 .285 .380 .367 .747 112 202 8 1 6 1 2 *6 AS,MVP-20,GG
1992 37 STL NL 132 590 518 73 153 20 2 0 31 43 9 59 34 .295 .367 .342 .708 105 177 11 0 12 1 4 *6 AS,MVP-22,GG
1993 38 STL NL 141 603 545 75 157 22 6 1 53 21 8 43 18 .288 .337 .356 .693 89 194 11 1 7 7 1 *6
1994 39 STL NL 98 433 381 51 100 18 3 3 30 6 3 38 26 .262 .326 .349 .675 78 133 3 0 10 4 3 *6 AS
1995 40 STL NL 44 182 156 16 31 5 1 0 11 4 3 17 12 .199 .282 .244 .526 42 38 6 2 5 2 0 6 AS
1996 41 STL NL 82 261 227 36 64 10 2 2 18 7 5 25 9 .282 .358 .370 .728 94 84 5 2 7 0 0 6 AS
19 Yrs 2573 10778 9396 1257 2460 402 69 28 793 580 148 1072 589 .262 .337 .328 .666 87 3084 167 33 214 63 79
162 Game Avg. 162 679 592 79 155 25 4 2 50 37 9 67 37 .262 .337 .328 .666 87 194 11 2 13 4 5
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
STL (15 yrs) 1990 8242 7160 991 1944 338 50 27 664 433 102 876 423 .272 .350 .344 .694 93 2463 128 21 131 54 72
SDP (4 yrs) 583 2536 2236 266 516 64 19 1 129 147 46 196 166 .231 .295 .278 .573 66 621 39 12 83 9 7

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
1978 23 SDP NL 159 668 -9 4 1 3 10 10 1.1 21 31 3.2 .507 .507 2.7 1.5 28 *6 RoY-2
1979 24 SDP NL 156 649 -35 5 1 14 10 -4 -0.5 21 17 1.6 .497 .497 -0.1 2.6 2 *6
1980 25 SDP NL 158 712 -16 8 2 21 10 25 2.7 23 48 5.0 .518 .517 2.6 3.5 27 *6 GG
1981 26 SDP NL 110 507 -18 1 0 4 7 -6 -0.6 16 10 1.0 .494 .496 0.3 1.3 6 *6 AS,GG
1982 27 STL NL 140 567 -11 4 3 21 9 26 3.0 19 46 5.0 .521 .518 2.4 3.4 24 $450,000 *6 AS,MVP-13,GG
1983 28 STL NL 159 626 -12 5 1 12 10 16 1.6 21 37 3.8 .511 .511 2.4 2.3 25 $1,100,000 *6 AS,MVP-21,GG
1984 29 STL NL 124 484 2 3 3 14 8 29 3.3 17 46 5.0 .526 .520 3.2 2.4 32 $1,200,000 *6 AS,GG
1985 30 STL NL 158 615 2 4 1 20 10 38 4.2 21 59 6.4 .527 .526 4.0 3.4 38 $1,440,000 *6 AS,MVP-18,GG
1986 31 STL NL 153 609 -1 6 2 16 9 32 3.5 21 53 5.6 .523 .522 3.7 2.7 37 $1,940,000 *6 AS,GG
1987 32 STL NL 158 706 10 6 1 14 10 40 4.1 23 63 6.4 .526 .525 4.9 2.4 49 $1,940,000 *6 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1988 33 STL NL 153 669 1 10 0 18 9 38 4.3 22 60 6.6 .529 .527 4.4 3.1 42 $2,340,000 *6 AS,GG
1989 34 STL NL 155 664 -2 5 1 32 9 46 5.1 21 67 7.3 .534 .533 3.5 4.7 35 $2,240,000 *6 AS,GG
1990 35 STL NL 143 592 -14 5 2 14 8 15 1.7 19 34 3.6 .512 .510 1.9 2.5 20 $1,975,000 *6 AS,GG
1991 36 STL NL 150 641 10 5 1 3 9 28 3.0 20 48 5.0 .521 .519 4.6 1.3 45 $2,225,000 *6 AS,MVP-20,GG
1992 37 STL NL 132 590 4 4 2 13 8 30 3.4 17 46 5.1 .526 .521 3.5 2.4 34 $2,000,000 *6 AS,MVP-22,GG
1993 38 STL NL 141 603 -5 3 2 4 8 12 1.3 19 30 3.1 .509 .508 2.5 1.3 27 $3,000,000 *6
1994 39 STL NL 98 433 -12 1 2 12 6 8 0.8 13 21 2.1 .509 .505 0.8 1.8 9 $3,000,000 *6 AS
1995 40 STL NL 44 182 -14 0 -1 -0 2 -12 -1.3 6 -6 -0.7 .471 .492 -0.7 0.2 -6 $3,000,000 6 AS
1996 41 STL NL 82 261 2 -1 0 4 3 9 0.7 8 17 1.5 .511 .506 1.2 0.6 13 $3,500,000 6 AS
19 Seasons 2573 10778 -117 79 23 239 154 379 41.6 348 727 76.5 .516 .515 47.8 43.4 488 $31,350,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (15 yrs) 1990 8242 -39 61 19 196 117 354 38.8 266 621 65.6 .520 .518 42.3 34.6 425 $31,350,000
SDP (4 yrs) 583 2536 -78 18 5 43 37 24 2.7 81 106 10.8 .505 .505 5.5 8.9 63

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
1982 27 STL NL NLCS ATL W 3 13 9 0 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 .556 .615 .556 1.171 5 0 0 0 1 0
1982 27 STL NL WS MIL W 7 27 24 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 .208 .296 .208 .505 5 1 0 0 0 0
1985 30 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 27 23 4 10 1 1 1 3 1 0 3 1 .435 .500 .696 1.196 16 0 0 1 0 1
1985 30 STL NL WS KCR L 7 28 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .087 .222 .087 .309 2 1 0 1 0 0
1987 32 STL NL NLCS SFG W 7 30 25 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 .200 .276 .280 .556 7 1 0 1 1 0
1987 32 STL NL WS MIN L 7 30 28 3 6 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 3 .214 .267 .214 .481 6 0 0 0 0 0
1996 41 STL NL NLDS SDP W 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 41 STL NL NLCS ATL L 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 42 169 144 14 34 1 2 1 10 6 1 20 9 .236 .325 .292 .617 42 3 0 3 2 1
1 NLDS 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 NLCS 19 79 66 6 20 1 2 1 7 2 0 9 6 .303 .377 .424 .801 28 1 0 2 2 1
3 WS 21 85 75 7 13 0 0 0 3 4 1 9 3 .173 .262 .173 .435 13 2 0 1 0 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
1978 SDP NL 23 SS 159 154 137 1327.0 837 264 548 25 98 .970 3 3 5.51 5.11 .966 4.88 4.84 RoY-2
1979 SDP NL 24 SS 155 153 136 1339.0 831 256 555 20 86 .976 14 13 5.45 5.23 .965 5.00 4.98
1980 SDP NL 25 SS 158 157 149 1398.1 933 288 621 24 113 .974 21 18 5.85 5.75 .966 5.01 5.02 GG
1981 SDP NL 26 SS 110 110 105 986.1 658 220 422 16 72 .976 4 5 5.86 5.84 .960 5.10 5.12 AS,GG
1982 STL NL 27 SS 139 139 136 1249.0 827 279 535 13 101 .984 21 21 5.87 5.86 .967 5.01 5.02 AS,MVP-13,GG
1983 STL NL 28 SS 158 154 132 1343.2 844 304 519 21 100 .975 12 10 5.51 5.21 .967 4.85 4.83 AS,MVP-21,GG
1984 STL NL 29 SS 124 124 113 1065.1 682 233 437 12 94 .982 14 16 5.66 5.40 .965 4.87 4.86 AS,GG
1985 STL NL 30 SS 158 158 149 1407.0 827 264 549 14 111 .983 20 17 5.20 5.15 .963 4.88 4.88 AS,MVP-18,GG
1986 STL NL 31 SS 144 144 132 1287.0 697 229 453 15 96 .978 16 15 4.77 4.74 .963 4.75 4.76 AS,GG
1987 STL NL 32 SS 158 153 139 1357.1 771 245 516 10 111 .987 14 12 5.05 4.82 .965 4.72 4.69 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1988 STL NL 33 SS 150 150 138 1329.0 775 234 519 22 79 .972 18 16 5.10 5.02 .967 4.63 4.64 AS,GG
1989 STL NL 34 SS 153 152 145 1336.1 709 209 483 17 73 .976 32 29 4.66 4.52 .966 4.51 4.52 AS,GG
1990 STL NL 35 SS 140 137 129 1203.1 602 212 378 12 66 .980 14 14 4.41 4.21 .967 4.59 4.56 AS,GG
1991 STL NL 36 SS 150 148 126 1253.1 639 244 387 8 79 .987 3 3 4.53 4.21 .966 4.67 4.65 AS,MVP-20,GG
1992 STL NL 37 SS 132 128 117 1156.1 662 232 420 10 82 .985 13 13 5.07 4.94 .969 4.59 4.60 AS,MVP-22,GG
1993 STL NL 38 SS 134 131 115 1139.1 721 251 451 19 98 .974 4 4 5.55 5.24 .965 4.69 4.66
1994 STL NL 39 SS 96 94 85 822.0 434 135 291 8 67 .982 12 17 4.66 4.44 .966 4.53 4.50 AS
1995 STL NL 40 SS 41 41 34 343.1 196 60 129 7 28 .964 -0 -0 4.95 4.61 .968 4.51 4.49 AS
1996 STL NL 41 SS 52 50 48 442.2 260 90 162 8 36 .969 4 11 5.12 4.85 .967 4.60 4.57 AS
19 Seasons SS 2511 2477 2265 21785.2 12905 4249 8375 281 1590 .978 239 13 5.22 5.03 .966 4.78 4.77
19 Seasons TOT 2511 2477 2265 21785.2 12905 4249 8375 281 1590 .978 239 13 5.22 5.03 .966 4.78 4.77
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
2002 BBWAA (91.7%)
Selected to HOF in 2002 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1981 *
1982 *
1983 (SS)
1984 (SS)
1985 (SS)
1986 (SS)
1987 (SS)
1988 (SS)
1989 (SS)
1990 (SS)
1991 (SS)
1992 (SS)
1994 (SS)
1995
1996 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1982 NL (13, 7%)
1983 NL (21, 0%)
1985 NL (18, 1%)
1987 NL (2, 56%)
1991 NL (20, 0%)
1992 NL (22, 0%)
0.65 Career Shares (372nd)

Gold Gloves
1980 NL (SS)
1981 NL (SS)
1982 NL (SS)
1983 NL (SS)
1984 NL (SS)
1985 NL (SS)
1986 NL (SS)
1987 NL (SS)
1988 NL (SS)
1989 NL (SS)
1990 NL (SS)
1991 NL (SS)
1992 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1987 NL (SS)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1985 NL  6.4 (8th)
1986 NL  5.6 (6th)
1987 NL  6.4 (9th)
1988 NL  6.6 (5th)
1989 NL  7.3 (5th)
Career  76.5 (69th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1980 NL  5.0 (8th)
1985 NL  6.4 (5th)
1986 NL  5.6 (3rd)
1987 NL  6.4 (6th)
1988 NL  6.6 (4th)
1989 NL  7.3 (4th)
Career  76.5 (43rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1987 NL  4.9 (10th)
Career  47.8 (183rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1979 NL  2.6 (2nd)
1980 NL  3.5 (1st)
1981 NL  1.3 (6th)
1982 NL  3.4 (1st)
1983 NL  2.3 (4th)
1984 NL  2.4 (2nd)
1985 NL  3.4 (1st)
1986 NL  2.7 (2nd)
1987 NL  2.4 (1st)
1988 NL  3.1 (1st)
1989 NL  4.7 (1st)
1990 NL  2.5 (3rd)
1992 NL  2.4 (3rd)
1994 NL  1.8 (3rd)
Career  43.4 (1st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1987 NL  .303 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1986 NL  .376 (7th)
1991 NL  .380 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1978 NL  159 (4th)
1980 NL  158 (10th)
1981 NL  110 (1st)
1983 NL  159 (5th)
1985 NL  158 (8th)
1987 NL  158 (5th)
Career  2,573 (43rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1980 NL  609 (9th)
1981 NL  450 (1st)
1987 NL  600 (7th)
1989 NL  593 (9th)
Career  9,396 (48th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1980 NL  712 (3rd)
1981 NL  507 (1st)
1987 NL  706 (3rd)
1988 NL  669 (9th)
Career  10,778 (39th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1987 NL  104 (8th)
1991 NL  96 (6th)
Career  1,257 (141st)

Hits s c a p y
1987 NL  182 (3rd)
1989 NL  162 (9th)
Career  2,460 (106th)

Doubles s c a p y
1987 NL  40 (2nd)
Career  402 (171st)

Triples s c a p y
1989 NL  8 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 NL  79 (6th)
1987 NL  89 (6th)
1988 NL  74 (9th)
1991 NL  83 (7th)
Career  1,072 (87th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1978 NL  40 (5th)
1980 NL  57 (6th)
1984 NL  35 (10th)
1987 NL  43 (7th)
1988 NL  57 (3rd)
1991 NL  35 (8th)
1992 NL  43 (5th)
Career  580 (22nd)

Singles s c a p y
1986 NL  121 (8th)
1987 NL  138 (3rd)
1988 NL  124 (8th)
1989 NL  122 (8th)
1991 NL  121 (7th)
1992 NL  131 (4th)
Career  1,961 (52nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
Career  1,156 (222nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1987 NL  272 (4th)
1988 NL  230 (8th)
1991 NL  241 (8th)
Career  3,565 (89th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 NL  5 (7th)
1981 NL  5 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 NL  28 (1st)
1979 NL  22 (2nd)
1980 NL  23 (1st)
1981 NL  10 (5th)
1984 NL  11 (7th)
1986 NL  11 (7th)
1987 NL  12 (2nd)
1988 NL  12 (7th)
1989 NL  11 (6th)
1992 NL  12 (6th)
1994 NL  10 (5th)
Career  214 (73rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1990 NL  10 (5th)
Career  63 (195th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 NL  13 (9th)
Career  79 (186th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Career  167 (196th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 NL  12 (10th)
1980 NL  15 (8th)
1981 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  148 (24th)

SB % s c a p y
1979 NL  80.00 (6th)
1980 NL  79.17 (9th)
1982 NL  83.33 (5th)
1983 NL  82.93 (9th)
1984 NL  83.33 (8th)
1986 NL  81.58 (9th)
1987 NL  82.69 (6th)
1988 NL  86.36 (6th)
1990 NL  84.21 (7th)
1991 NL  79.55 (8th)
1992 NL  82.69 (10th)
Career  79.67 (59th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1978 NL  13.7 (5th)
1979 NL  15.9 (5th)
1980 NL  12.4 (6th)
1982 NL  15.3 (5th)
1983 NL  15.3 (7th)
1984 NL  24.2 (3rd)**
1985 NL  19.9 (3rd)
1986 NL  19.0 (1st)
1987 NL  16.7 (4th)
1988 NL  13.4 (4th)
1989 NL  16.0 (2nd)
1990 NL  15.5 (2nd)
1991 NL  15.3 (2nd)
1992 NL  15.2 (4th)
1993 NL  30.3 (1st)
1994 NL  14.7 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1978 NL  492 (4th)
1979 NL  504 (4th)
1980 NL  520 (2nd)
1981 NL  381 (1st)
1987 NL  452 (10th)
1988 NL  455 (10th)
1989 NL  462 (8th)
Career  7,528 (26th)

Assistss c a p y
1978 NL  548 (2nd)
1979 NL  555 (1st)
1980 NL  621 (1st)
1981 NL  422 (1st)
1982 NL  535 (1st)
1983 NL  519 (3rd)
1985 NL  549 (1st)
1987 NL  516 (1st)
1988 NL  519 (2nd)
1989 NL  483 (2nd)
1992 NL  420 (4th)
1993 NL  451 (3rd)
Career  8,375 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1980 NL  21 (1st)
1982 NL  21 (1st)
1984 NL  14 (4th)
1985 NL  20 (3rd)
1986 NL  16 (3rd)
1987 NL  14 (5th)
1988 NL  18 (2nd)
1989 NL  32 (2nd)
1990 NL  14 (5th)
Career  239 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  159 (2nd)
1979 NL  155 (3rd)
1980 NL  158 (1st)
1981 NL  110 (1st)
1983 NL  158 (2nd)
1985 NL  158 (1st)
1986 NL  144 (3rd)
1987 NL  158 (1st)
1988 NL  150 (3rd)
1989 NL  153 (1st)
1991 NL  150 (2nd)
Career  2,511 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  264 (2nd)
1979 NL  256 (5th)
1980 NL  288 (1st)
1981 NL  220 (2nd)
1982 NL  279 (3rd)
1983 NL  304 (1st)
1984 NL  233 (2nd)
1985 NL  264 (2nd)
1986 NL  229 (3rd)
1987 NL  245 (2nd)
1988 NL  234 (2nd)
1991 NL  244 (3rd)
1992 NL  232 (4th)
1993 NL  251 (2nd)
Career  4,249 (8th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  548 (2nd)
1979 NL  555 (1st)
1980 NL  621 (1st)
1981 NL  422 (1st)
1982 NL  535 (1st)
1983 NL  519 (2nd)
1984 NL  437 (4th)
1985 NL  549 (1st)
1986 NL  453 (2nd)
1987 NL  516 (1st)
1988 NL  519 (1st)
1989 NL  483 (1st)
1991 NL  387 (4th)
1992 NL  420 (2nd)
1993 NL  451 (3rd)
Career  8,375 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (5th)
1980 NL  24 (4th)
1988 NL  22 (4th)
1993 NL  19 (5th)
Career  281 (80th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  98 (2nd)
1980 NL  113 (1st)
1981 NL  72 (2nd)
1982 NL  101 (2nd)
1983 NL  100 (5th)
1984 NL  94 (1st)
1985 NL  111 (2nd)
1986 NL  96 (1st)
1987 NL  111 (1st)
1988 NL  79 (2nd)
1989 NL  73 (5th)
1991 NL  79 (1st)
1992 NL  82 (2nd)
1993 NL  98 (3rd)
1994 NL  67 (4th)
Career  1,590 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1979 NL  14 (1st)
1980 NL  21 (1st)
1981 NL  4 (3rd)
1982 NL  21 (1st)
1983 NL  12 (2nd)
1984 NL  14 (1st)
1985 NL  20 (1st)
1986 NL  16 (1st)
1987 NL  14 (2nd)
1988 NL  18 (1st)
1989 NL  32 (1st)
1990 NL  14 (1st)
1991 NL  3 (4th)
1992 NL  13 (1st)
1994 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  239 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1978 NL  5.51 (1st)
1979 NL  5.45 (2nd)
1980 NL  5.85 (2nd)
1981 NL  5.86 (2nd)
1982 NL  5.87 (1st)
1983 NL  5.51 (1st)
1984 NL  5.66 (1st)
1985 NL  5.20 (2nd)
1987 NL  5.05 (3rd)
1988 NL  5.10 (1st)
1992 NL  5.07 (1st)
1993 NL  5.55 (2nd)
1994 NL  4.66 (5th)
Career  5.22 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  5.11 (2nd)
1979 NL  5.23 (3rd)
1980 NL  5.75 (2nd)
1981 NL  5.84 (1st)
1982 NL  5.86 (1st)
1983 NL  5.21 (1st)
1984 NL  5.40 (1st)
1985 NL  5.15 (1st)
1986 NL  4.74 (3rd)
1987 NL  4.82 (2nd)
1988 NL  5.02 (1st)
1989 NL  4.52 (4th)
1992 NL  4.94 (2nd)
1993 NL  5.24 (1st)
1994 NL  4.44 (5th)
Career  5.03 (65th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  .970 (4th)
1979 NL  .976 (3rd)
1980 NL  .974 (4th)
1981 NL  .976 (1st)
1982 NL  .984 (1st)
1983 NL  .975 (3rd)
1984 NL  .982 (1st)
1985 NL  .983 (1st)
1986 NL  .978 (1st)
1987 NL  .987 (1st)
1988 NL  .972 (5th)
1989 NL  .976 (2nd)
1990 NL  .980 (2nd)
1991 NL  .987 (1st)
1992 NL  .985 (2nd)
1993 NL  .974 (3rd)
1994 NL  .982 (1st)
Career  .978 (14th)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,440,000 (9th)
1986 NL  $1,940,000 (4th)
1987 NL  $1,940,000 (3rd)
1988 NL  $2,340,000 (1st)
1989 NL  $2,240,000 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1993 NL  born 1954-12-26 (7th)
1994 NL  born 1954-12-26 (3rd)
1995 NL  born 1954-12-26 (2nd)
1996 NL  born 1954-12-26 (4th)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 51 (502), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 142 (95), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 35 (220), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (8th), 76.5 career WAR/42.3 7yr-peak WAR/59.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198126St. Louis Cardinals$300,0002/21/81 TSN
198227St. Louis Cardinals$450,0001983 TSN GuidePlayer loss -- asked $750K
198328St. Louis Cardinals$1,100,0002/14/83 TSN3/$3.6 MM
198429St. Louis Cardinals$1,200,0002/14/83 TSN3/$3.6 MM
198530St. Louis Cardinals$1,440,0001985 USA Today survey2/14/83 TSN: 3/$3.6 MM and $1,300,000
198631St. Louis Cardinals$1,940,0001986 USA Today survey
198732St. Louis Cardinals$1,940,0001987 USA Today survey
198833St. Louis Cardinals$2,340,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198934St. Louis Cardinals$2,240,000*
199035St. Louis Cardinals$1,975,000USA Today
199136St. Louis Cardinals$2,225,000USA Today survey
199237St. Louis Cardinals$2,000,0004/2/92 USA Today
199338St. Louis Cardinals$3,000,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199439St. Louis Cardinals$3,000,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199540St. Louis Cardinals$3,000,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199641St. Louis Cardinals$3,500,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1Incl $500,000 signing bonus; also postcareer job
Career to date (may be incomplete)$31,650,000
Disputed Salaries
*1989 - $2,340,000 - 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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