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Tony Solaita    \so-LEE-tah\

Tolia Solaita

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 15, 1947 in Nuuuli, American Samoa
High School: Jefferson HS (Daly City, CA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1968 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Angels/Royals/BlueJays/Expos/Yankees 1968-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 32)
Died: February 10, 1990 in Tafuna, American Samoa
Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa
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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
1968 21 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /3
1974 27 KCR AL 96 279 239 31 64 12 0 7 30 0 3 35 70 .268 .361 .406 .767 117 97 2 1 0 2 5 3D/
1975 28 KCR AL 93 275 231 35 60 11 0 16 44 0 1 39 79 .260 .369 .515 .884 145 119 6 2 1 2 1 D3
1976 29 TOT AL 94 329 283 29 74 13 0 9 42 1 1 40 61 .261 .348 .403 .750 125 114 4 0 1 5 3 3D
1976 29 KCR AL 31 77 68 4 16 4 0 0 9 0 0 6 17 .235 .286 .294 .580 69 20 0 0 0 3 0 D/3
1976 29 CAL AL 63 252 215 25 58 9 0 9 33 1 1 34 44 .270 .367 .437 .804 143 94 4 0 1 2 3 3/D
1977 30 CAL AL 116 386 324 40 78 15 0 14 53 1 3 56 77 .241 .349 .417 .766 112 135 6 0 2 4 6 3/D
1978 31 CAL AL 60 110 94 10 21 3 0 1 14 0 0 16 25 .223 .336 .287 .624 81 27 2 0 0 0 3 D3
1979 32 TOT MLB 65 174 144 19 39 12 1 3 20 0 0 28 32 .271 .385 .431 .816 122 62 2 0 0 2 0 D3
1979 32 MON NL 29 53 42 5 12 4 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .286 .434 .452 .886 144 19 0 0 0 0 0 3
1979 32 TOR AL 36 121 102 14 27 8 1 2 13 0 0 17 16 .265 .364 .422 .785 112 43 2 0 0 2 0 D/3
7 Yrs 525 1554 1316 164 336 66 1 50 203 2 8 214 345 .255 .357 .421 .778 120 554 22 3 4 15 18
162 Game Avg. 162 480 406 51 104 20 0 15 63 1 2 66 106 .255 .357 .421 .778 120 171 7 1 1 5 6
KCR (3 yrs) 220 631 538 70 140 27 0 23 83 0 4 80 166 .260 .355 .439 .794 123 236 8 3 1 7 6
CAL (3 yrs) 239 748 633 75 157 27 0 24 100 2 4 106 146 .248 .353 .404 .757 117 256 12 0 3 6 12
MON (1 yr) 29 53 42 5 12 4 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .286 .434 .452 .886 144 19 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 36 121 102 14 27 8 1 2 13 0 0 17 16 .265 .364 .422 .785 112 43 2 0 0 2 0
AL (7 yrs) 496 1501 1274 159 324 62 1 49 196 2 8 203 329 .254 .355 .420 .774 119 535 22 3 4 15 18
NL (1 yr) 29 53 42 5 12 4 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .286 .434 .452 .886 144 19 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
1968 21 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .434 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,000 /3
1974 27 KCR AL 96 279 5 -2 1 7 -5 6 0.7 10 16 1.7 .507 .504 0.9 0.3 9 $20,000 3D/
1975 28 KCR AL 93 275 12 -1 -1 6 -5 12 1.3 10 22 2.3 .514 .508 1.6 0.2 15 D3
1976 29 KCR AL 31 77 -2 -0 0 0 -2 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 D/3
1976 29 CAL AL 63 252 12 -1 -0 5 -4 12 1.4 9 21 2.3 .521 .508 1.7 0.2 16 3/D
1977 30 CAL AL 116 386 5 -1 -1 -1 -5 -4 -0.3 14 10 1.0 .497 .498 1.1 -0.6 11 $50,000 3/D
1978 31 CAL AL 60 110 -3 0 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .495 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $55,000 D3
1979 32 MON NL 29 53 3 -0 0 -1 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .505 .501 0.4 -0.2 4 3
1979 32 TOR AL 36 121 4 0 0 -0 -3 1 0.2 4 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.6 -0.3 6 D/3
7 Seasons 525 1554 37 -5 -1 17 -26 22 2.7 55 78 8.1 .505 .502 6.2 -0.7 60 $131,000
KCR (3 yrs) 220 631 16 -3 0 14 -12 15 1.7 23 37 3.9 .507 .505 2.4 0.3 24 $20,000
CAL (3 yrs) 239 748 14 -2 -1 6 -11 5 0.8 27 32 3.4 .503 .501 2.8 -0.5 27 $105,000
MON (1 yr) 29 53 3 -0 0 -1 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .505 .501 0.4 -0.2 4
NYY (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .434 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,000
TOR (1 yr) 36 121 4 0 0 -0 -3 1 0.2 4 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.6 -0.3 6

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
1968 NYY AL 21 1B 1 0 0 3.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -120 15.00 5.00 .988 9.60 9.50
1974 KCR AL 27 1B 65 53 44 493.0 553 508 40 5 36 .991 7 17 10.00 8.43 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 KCR AL 27 DH 14 13
1974 KCR AL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1975 KCR AL 28 DH 37 35
1975 KCR AL 28 1B 35 29 24 258.2 312 282 28 2 24 .994 6 30 10.79 8.86 .990 9.84 9.81
1976 TOT AL 29 1B 59 54 45 501.2 544 485 57 2 33 .996 5 12 9.72 9.19 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 TOT AL 29 DH 21 20
1976 KCR AL 29 DH 14 13
1976 KCR AL 29 1B 5 2 1 30.0 38 34 3 1 1 .974 0 8 11.10 7.40 .992 9.84 9.88
1976 CAL AL 29 1B 54 52 44 471.2 506 451 54 1 32 .998 5 12 9.64 9.35 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 CAL AL 29 DH 7 7
1977 CAL AL 30 1B 91 82 53 679.0 705 641 57 7 50 .990 -1 -2 9.25 7.67 .990 10.02 9.95
1977 CAL AL 30 DH 7 5
1978 CAL AL 31 DH 18 10
1978 CAL AL 31 1B 11 8 6 70.0 92 85 7 0 7 1.000 2 34 11.83 8.36 .992 10.05 9.95
1979 TOT MLB 32 1B 19 12 10 121.0 133 122 10 1 15 .992 -2 -15 9.82 6.95 .992 9.94 9.89
1979 MON NL 32 1B 13 8 6 84.0 90 83 6 1 7 .989 -1 -16 9.54 6.85 .992 9.89 9.86
1979 TOR AL 32 DH 26 26
1979 TOR AL 32 1B 6 4 4 37.0 43 39 4 0 8 1.000 -0 -13 10.46 7.17 .992 10.07 9.97
7 Seasons 1B 281 238 182 2126.1 2344 2128 199 17 166 .993 17 10 9.85 8.28 .991 9.88 9.85
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
7 Seasons TOT 282 238 182 2126.1 2344 2128 199 17 166 .993 17 10 9.85 8.25 .991 9.88 9.82
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

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1974 AL  7 (2nd)
1975 AL  6 (4th)
Career  17 (51st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (219th), 8.1 career WAR/8.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
196821New York Yankees$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
197427Kansas City Royals$20,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197730California Angels$50,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
197831California Angels$55,0002/10/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$131,000
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: Tolia Tony Solaita

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