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Joe Strain

Joseph Allan Strain

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: April 30, 1954 in Denver, CO
School: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Signed
by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 28, 1979 (Age 25.059, 11,800th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs 1979-1981

Last Game: June 2, 1981 (Age 27.033)
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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
1979 25 SFG NL 67 285 257 27 62 8 1 1 12 8 4 13 21 .241 .285 .292 .577 63 75 5 3 11 1 0 4/5
1980 26 SFG NL 77 207 189 26 54 6 0 0 16 1 2 10 10 .286 .320 .317 .637 82 60 8 0 7 1 0 4/56
1981 27 CHC NL 25 80 74 7 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .189 .250 .203 .453 28 15 1 1 0 0 0 4
3 Yrs 169 572 520 60 130 15 1 1 29 9 6 28 38 .250 .292 .288 .581 65 150 14 4 18 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 548 498 58 125 14 1 1 28 9 6 27 36 .250 .292 .288 .581 65 144 13 4 17 2 0
SFG (2 yrs) 144 492 446 53 116 14 1 1 28 9 6 23 31 .260 .300 .303 .602 71 135 13 3 18 2 0
CHC (1 yr) 25 80 74 7 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .189 .250 .203 .453 28 15 1 1 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
1979 25 SFG NL 67 285 -8 -1 -0 -0 2 -8 -0.9 9 1 0.1 .487 .495 0.1 0.2 2 4/5
1980 26 SFG NL 77 207 -5 -0 -0 -2 2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .491 .496 0.3 -0.1 4 4/56
1981 27 CHC NL 25 80 -6 1 0 5 1 1 0.1 3 3 0.4 .503 .500 -0.2 0.6 -1 4
3 Seasons 169 572 -19 -0 -0 2 4 -13 -1.5 19 6 0.4 .491 .496 0.1 0.7 4
SFG (2 yrs) 144 492 -13 -1 -0 -3 4 -14 -1.6 16 2 0.1 .489 .495 0.3 0.1 5
CHC (1 yr) 25 80 -6 1 0 5 1 1 0.1 3 3 0.4 .503 .500 -0.2 0.6 -1

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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
1979 SFG NL 25 2B 67 65 52 547.2 341 147 188 6 32 .982 -1 -1 5.51 5.00 .979 5.42 5.40
1979 SFG NL 25 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .950 2.70 2.90
1980 SFG NL 26 2B 42 33 31 326.1 189 85 102 2 15 .989 -2 -6 5.16 4.45 .980 5.49 5.49
1980 SFG NL 26 3B 6 5 5 48.0 16 3 11 2 1 .875 -1 -15 2.62 2.33 .948 2.87 2.88
1980 SFG NL 26 SS 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -720 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
1981 CHC NL 27 2B 20 19 13 154.1 122 38 81 3 10 .975 5 37 6.94 5.95 .982 5.52 5.54
3 Seasons 2B 129 117 96 1028.1 652 270 371 11 57 .983 3 3 5.61 4.97 .980 5.46 5.45
2 Seasons 3B 7 5 5 50.0 17 3 12 2 1 .882 -0 -10 2.70 2.14 .948 2.86 2.89
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -720 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
3 Seasons TOT 137 122 101 1078.2 669 273 383 13 58 .981 2 2 5.47 4.79 .979 5.34 5.32
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  11 (10th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  5 (3rd)

                           

Transactions

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