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Eric Soderholm

Eric Thane Soderholm

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: September 24, 1948 in Cortland, NY
High School: Coral Park HS (Miami, FL)
Schools: South Georgia College (Douglas, GA), University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1971 (Age 22.344)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/WhiteSox/Yankees/Rangers 1971-1980

Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 32.011)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 29, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1227. Joe Dugan… #1228. Steve Henderson… #1229. Gene Moore… #1230. ERIC SODERHOLM… #1231. Stephen Drew… #1232. Luis Polonia… #1233. Jack Smith… 

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 22 MIN AL 21 78 64 9 10 4 0 1 4 0 1 10 17 .156 .299 .266 .564 60 17 1 3 1 0 1 5
1972 23 MIN AL 93 313 287 28 54 10 0 13 39 3 3 19 48 .188 .245 .359 .604 75 103 6 3 3 1 2 5
1973 24 MIN AL 35 135 111 22 33 7 2 1 9 1 2 21 16 .297 .414 .423 .837 133 47 4 1 2 0 0 5/6
1974 25 MIN AL 141 526 464 63 128 18 3 10 51 7 3 48 68 .276 .349 .392 .741 110 182 14 5 5 2 1 *5/D6
1975 26 MIN AL 117 475 419 62 120 17 2 11 58 3 5 53 66 .286 .365 .415 .780 119 174 14 0 1 2 1 *5/D
1977 28 CHW AL 130 516 460 77 129 20 3 25 67 2 4 47 47 .280 .350 .500 .850 129 230 15 4 2 3 5 *5/D
1978 29 CHW AL 143 511 457 57 118 17 1 20 67 2 2 39 44 .258 .318 .431 .749 108 197 13 4 3 7 2 *5D/4
1979 30 TOT AL 119 397 357 46 93 14 2 10 53 0 1 31 28 .261 .318 .395 .713 93 141 14 1 3 4 1 5D/3
1979 30 CHW AL 56 231 210 31 53 8 2 6 34 0 1 19 19 .252 .313 .395 .708 90 83 9 0 1 1 1 5
1979 30 TEX AL 63 166 147 15 40 6 0 4 19 0 0 12 9 .272 .325 .395 .720 96 58 5 1 2 3 0 5D/3
1980 31 NYY AL 95 304 275 38 79 13 1 11 35 0 0 27 25 .287 .353 .462 .815 124 127 9 1 1 0 2 D5
9 Yrs 894 3255 2894 402 764 120 14 102 383 18 21 295 359 .264 .335 .421 .756 110 1218 90 22 21 19 15
162 Game Avg. 162 590 524 73 138 22 3 18 69 3 4 53 65 .264 .335 .421 .756 110 221 16 4 4 3 3
MIN (5 yrs) 407 1527 1345 184 345 56 7 36 161 14 14 151 215 .257 .336 .389 .725 105 523 39 12 12 5 5
CHW (3 yrs) 329 1258 1127 165 300 45 6 51 168 4 7 105 110 .266 .330 .453 .783 114 510 37 8 6 11 8
TEX (1 yr) 63 166 147 15 40 6 0 4 19 0 0 12 9 .272 .325 .395 .720 96 58 5 1 2 3 0
NYY (1 yr) 95 304 275 38 79 13 1 11 35 0 0 27 25 .287 .353 .462 .815 124 127 9 1 1 0 2

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 22 MIN AL 21 78 -4 -1 0 2 0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .491 .499 -0.2 0.3 -1 5
1972 23 MIN AL 93 313 -8 -0 0 7 2 0 -0.0 11 12 1.2 .500 .500 0.4 1.0 5 5
1973 24 MIN AL 35 135 6 0 -1 2 1 7 0.8 5 12 1.3 .522 .505 1.1 0.3 10 5/6
1974 25 MIN AL 141 526 7 1 -1 1 3 10 1.2 19 29 3.1 .508 .507 3.0 0.5 28 *5/D6
1975 26 MIN AL 117 475 13 -1 -2 14 2 26 2.9 17 43 4.5 .524 .517 3.0 1.8 29 *5/D
1977 28 CHW AL 130 516 21 1 -1 1 3 24 2.6 18 43 4.4 .519 .515 4.2 0.5 42 $55,000 *5/D
1978 29 CHW AL 143 511 3 1 -0 2 2 7 0.8 18 25 2.6 .505 .505 2.5 0.4 24 *5D/4
1979 30 CHW AL 56 231 -0 -0 -1 13 1 12 1.3 8 20 2.0 .522 .508 0.7 1.5 7 5
1979 30 TEX AL 63 166 1 -0 -0 -0 -1 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .499 0.5 -0.1 6 5D/3
1980 31 NYY AL 95 304 10 0 -1 3 -4 8 0.9 10 18 1.8 .508 .505 1.5 -0.1 15 D5
9 Seasons 894 3255 47 -0 -8 43 10 92 10.2 116 208 21.5 .511 .507 16.8 6.0 165 $55,000
MIN (5 yrs) 407 1527 14 -1 -4 25 8 42 4.7 55 97 10.1 .511 .508 7.3 3.8 72
CHW (3 yrs) 329 1258 23 1 -3 16 6 43 4.7 45 89 9.0 .514 .509 7.4 2.4 73 $55,000
TEX (1 yr) 63 166 1 -0 -0 -0 -1 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .499 0.5 -0.1 6
NYY (1 yr) 95 304 10 0 -1 3 -4 8 0.9 10 18 1.8 .508 .505 1.5 -0.1 15

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
1980 31 NYY AL ALCS KCR L 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 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
1971 MIN AL 22 3B 20 20 20 176.2 69 17 48 4 2 .942 2 14 3.31 3.25 .956 3.04 3.03
1972 MIN AL 23 3B 79 75 74 689.2 243 66 163 14 17 .942 7 11 2.99 2.90 .954 2.98 2.96
1973 MIN AL 24 3B 33 29 29 269.1 101 26 67 8 5 .921 2 8 3.11 2.82 .950 3.00 2.98
1973 MIN AL 24 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.10
1974 MIN AL 25 3B 130 123 120 1113.1 390 100 273 17 19 .956 1 1 3.02 2.87 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 MIN AL 25 DH 3 0
1974 MIN AL 25 SS 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .960 4.95 5.00
1975 MIN AL 26 3B 113 110 108 980.2 383 94 277 12 14 .969 14 17 3.40 3.28 .954 3.16 3.15
1975 MIN AL 26 DH 5 0
1977 CHW AL 28 3B 126 124 113 1085.0 356 99 249 8 18 .978 1 1 2.89 2.76 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 CHW AL 28 DH 3 2
1978 CHW AL 29 3B 128 127 86 1022.1 387 128 245 14 17 .964 2 2 3.28 2.91 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 CHW AL 29 DH 11 8
1978 CHW AL 29 2B 1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 .980 5.40
1979 TOT AL 30 3B 93 73 64 680.0 284 75 202 7 17 .975 13 22 3.67 2.98 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 CHW AL 30 3B 56 55 50 477.0 212 55 154 3 12 .986 13 32 3.94 3.73 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 TEX AL 30 3B 37 18 14 203.0 72 20 48 4 5 .944 -0 -1 3.01 1.84 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 TEX AL 30 DH 14 14
1979 TEX AL 30 1B 2 2 0 14.0 11 9 1 1 0 .909 -0 -26 6.43 5.00 .992 10.09 9.95
1980 NYY AL 31 DH 51 48
1980 NYY AL 31 3B 37 31 18 250.0 84 15 65 4 4 .952 3 12 2.88 2.16 .951 3.01 3.00
9 Seasons 3B 759 712 632 6267.0 2297 620 1589 88 113 .962 43 8 3.17 2.91 .954 3.05 3.03
6 Seasons DH 87 72
1 Season 1B 2 2 0 14.0 11 9 1 1 0 .909 -0 -26 6.43 5.00 .992 10.09 9.95
2 Seasons SS 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 0.50 .960 4.95 5.05
1 Season 2B 1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 .980 5.40
9 Seasons TOT 764 714 632 6285.0 2313 630 1594 89 113 .962 43 8 3.18 2.91 .954 3.06 3.06
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1975 AL  1.8 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1977 AL  18.4 (10th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1978 AL  128 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  43 (31st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1975 AL  3.40 (2nd)
1978 AL  3.28 (2nd)
1979 AL  3.67 (1st)
Career  3.20 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  3.28 (2nd)
1979 AL  2.98 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  .969 (3rd)
1977 AL  .978 (1st)
Career  .962 (46th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1844), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (100th), 21.5 career WAR/20.2 7yr-peak WAR/20.8 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 28 Chicago White Sox $55,000 ? 10/31/77 NY Times TSN salary survey, 4/23/77: $40,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$55,000
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: Eric Eric erik Thane Soderholm

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