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Bill Swift

William Charles Swift

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 27, 1961 in Portland, ME
School: University of Maine at Orono (Orono, ME)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1984 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 7, 1985 (Age 23.223)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Giants/Rockies 1985-1998
Agents: Craig Fenech [*]
Final Game: September 11, 1998 (Age 36.319)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 22, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #661. Rick Helling… #662. George Blaeholder… #663. Jack Kralick… #664. BILL SWIFT… #665. Bob Porterfield… #666. Ed Seward… #667. Takashi Saito… 

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
1985 23 SEA AL 6 10 .375 4.77 23 21 0 0 0 0 120.2 131 71 64 8 48 5 55 5 3 5 532 88 3.95 1.483 9.8 0.6 3.6 4.1 1.15
1986 24 SEA AL 2 9 .182 5.46 29 17 3 1 0 0 115.1 148 85 70 5 55 2 55 7 1 2 534 78 3.99 1.760 11.5 0.4 4.3 4.3 1.00
1988 26 SEA AL 8 12 .400 4.59 38 24 4 6 1 0 174.2 199 99 89 10 65 3 47 8 2 6 757 91 4.23 1.511 10.3 0.5 3.3 2.4 0.72
1989 27 SEA AL 7 3 .700 4.43 37 16 7 0 0 1 130.0 140 72 64 7 38 4 45 2 1 4 551 92 3.69 1.369 9.7 0.5 2.6 3.1 1.18
1990 28 SEA AL 6 4 .600 2.39 55 8 18 0 0 6 128.0 135 46 34 4 21 6 42 7 3 8 533 164 3.21 1.219 9.5 0.3 1.5 3.0 2.00
1991 29 SEA AL 1 2 .333 1.99 71 0 30 0 0 17 90.1 74 22 20 3 26 4 48 1 1 2 359 207 3.12 1.107 7.4 0.3 2.6 4.8 1.85
1992 30 SFG NL 10 4 .714 2.08 30 22 2 3 2 1 164.2 144 41 38 6 43 3 77 3 1 0 655 161 3.16 1.136 7.9 0.3 2.4 4.2 1.79
1993 31 SFG NL 21 8 .724 2.82 34 34 0 1 1 0 232.2 195 82 73 18 55 5 157 6 0 4 928 138 3.43 1.074 7.5 0.7 2.1 6.1 2.85 CYA-2
1994 32 SFG NL 8 7 .533 3.38 17 17 0 0 0 0 109.1 109 49 41 10 31 6 62 1 0 2 457 118 4.06 1.280 9.0 0.8 2.6 5.1 2.00
1995 33 COL NL 9 3 .750 4.94 19 19 0 0 0 0 105.2 122 62 58 12 43 2 68 1 0 2 463 109 4.54 1.562 10.4 1.0 3.7 5.8 1.58
1996 34 COL NL 1 1 .500 5.40 7 3 2 0 0 2 18.1 23 12 11 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 81 98 4.15 1.527 11.3 0.5 2.5 2.5 1.00
1997 35 COL NL 4 6 .400 6.34 14 13 1 0 0 0 65.1 85 57 46 11 26 0 29 2 2 2 304 82 5.70 1.699 11.7 1.5 3.6 4.0 1.12
1998 36 SEA AL 11 9 .550 5.85 29 26 0 0 0 0 144.2 183 103 94 21 51 2 77 10 2 1 663 78 5.23 1.618 11.4 1.3 3.2 4.8 1.51
13 Yrs 94 78 .547 3.95 403 220 67 11 4 27 1599.2 1688 801 702 116 507 42 767 53 16 38 6817 106 3.94 1.372 9.5 0.7 2.9 4.3 1.51
162 Game Avg. 10 9 .547 3.95 44 24 7 1 0 3 175 184 87 77 13 55 5 84 6 2 4 744 106 3.94 1.372 9.5 0.7 2.9 4.3 1.51
SEA (7 yrs) 41 49 .456 4.33 282 112 62 7 1 24 903.2 1010 498 435 58 304 26 369 40 13 28 3929 97 3.99 1.454 10.1 0.6 3.0 3.7 1.21
COL (3 yrs) 14 10 .583 5.47 40 35 3 0 0 2 189.1 230 131 115 24 74 2 102 3 2 4 848 97 4.90 1.606 10.9 1.1 3.5 4.8 1.38
SFG (3 yrs) 39 19 .672 2.70 81 73 2 4 3 1 506.2 448 172 152 34 129 14 296 10 1 6 2040 138 3.48 1.139 8.0 0.6 2.3 5.3 2.29
AL (7 yrs) 41 49 .456 4.33 282 112 62 7 1 24 903.2 1010 498 435 58 304 26 369 40 13 28 3929 97 3.99 1.454 10.1 0.6 3.0 3.7 1.21
NL (6 yrs) 53 29 .646 3.45 121 108 5 4 3 3 696.0 678 303 267 58 203 16 398 13 3 10 2888 120 3.87 1.266 8.8 0.8 2.6 5.1 1.96
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
1985 23 SEA AL 120.2 23 21 71 5.30 4.61 -0.17 0.13 102.1 5.02 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.7 8 .484 .498
1986 24 SEA AL 115.1 29 17 85 6.63 4.61 -0.62 0.01 101.8 5.34 -17 -1.6 .7 -0.0 -0.6 -5 .444 .490 $75,000
1988 26 SEA AL 174.2 38 24 99 5.10 4.49 -0.09 0.06 104.7 4.87 -5 -0.5 1.6 -0.2 0.9 11 .486 .497 $77,500
1989 27 SEA AL 130.0 37 16 72 4.98 4.37 0.04 -0.02 105.8 4.56 -7 -0.7 .8 -0.1 0.5 6 .481 .496 $195,000
1990 28 SEA AL 128.0 55 8 46 3.23 4.35 0.37 -0.14 101.8 3.92 10 1.1 2.0 0.1 2.5 22 .520 .507 $370,000
1991 29 SEA AL 90.1 71 0 22 2.19 4.47 -0.18 -0.34 100.8 4.35 22 2.3 1.6 0.5 3.7 31 .533 .514 $950,000
1992 30 SFG NL 164.2 30 22 41 2.24 3.82 0.05 0.08 93.7 3.61 24 3.0 1.6 -0.0 4.4 37 .601 .519 $2,316,667
1993 31 SFG NL 232.2 34 34 82 3.17 4.40 0.22 0.16 98.1 4.25 23 2.6 -0.1 4.4 47 .575 .516 $3,316,667 CYA-2
1994 32 SFG NL 109.1 17 17 49 4.03 4.69 0.32 0.17 92.9 4.22 1 0.1 -0.1 1.0 12 .508 .501 $2,316,667
1995 33 COL NL 105.2 19 19 62 5.28 4.70 -0.23 0.18 128.6 6.57 14 1.5 -0.1 2.3 24 .577 .509 $3,933,333
1996 34 COL NL 18.1 7 3 12 5.89 4.75 -0.04 0.03 134.1 6.46 1 0.1 2.1 0.0 0.3 3 .519 .501 $4,608,333
1997 35 COL NL 65.1 14 13 57 7.85 4.44 -0.00 0.15 122.5 5.64 -16 -1.5 .1 -0.0 -1.0 -10 .393 .491 $4,608,333
1998 36 SEA AL 144.2 29 26 103 6.41 4.99 -0.10 0.17 98.6 5.19 -20 -1.8 .2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .438 .489 $425,000
13 Seasons 1599.2 403 220 801 4.51 4.48 -0.01 0.06 103.1 4.71 28 4.2 1.5 -0.2 18.7 182 .510 .504 $23,192,500
SEA (7 yrs) 903.2 282 112 498 4.96 4.56 -0.10 0.00 102.4 4.77 -20 -1.6 1.5 0.1 7.4 70 .494 .502 $2,092,500
COL (3 yrs) 189.1 40 35 131 6.23 4.62 -0.14 0.16 127.0 6.24 -1 0.1 1.7 -0.1 1.6 17 .503 .501 $13,149,999
SFG (3 yrs) 506.2 81 73 172 3.06 4.27 0.19 0.14 95.6 4.04 49 5.7 1.6 -0.2 9.8 96 .571 .514 $7,950,001

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
1995 33 COL NL NLDS L ATL 0 0 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 24 1.500 10.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
1 NLDS 0 0 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 24 1.500 10.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50

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
1985 23 SEA AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 24 SEA AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 26 SEA AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 27 SEA AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 28 SEA AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 29 SEA AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 30 SFG NL 34 57 51 3 8 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 .157 .173 .216 .389 12 11 0 0 5 0 0 1
1993 31 SFG NL 34 96 80 12 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 19 .263 .302 .275 .577 59 22 3 0 10 1 0 1 CYA-2
1994 32 SFG NL 18 40 32 5 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 .188 .257 .281 .538 44 9 0 0 5 0 0 1
1995 33 COL NL 19 43 36 5 7 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 5 .194 .237 .306 .542 28 11 0 0 5 0 0 1
1996 34 COL NL 7 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 63 2 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1997 35 COL NL 16 28 19 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 .211 .375 .263 .638 58 5 1 1 4 0 0 1
1998 36 SEA AL 29 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Yrs 410 275 229 27 48 9 0 1 15 1 0 15 54 .210 .260 .262 .522 39 60 4 1 29 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 109 90 11 19 4 0 0 6 0 0 6 21 .210 .260 .262 .522 39 24 2 0 11 0 0
SEA (7 yrs) 282 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
COL (3 yrs) 42 77 61 7 13 2 0 1 6 1 0 6 10 .213 .294 .295 .589 42 18 1 1 9 0 0
SFG (3 yrs) 86 193 163 20 35 7 0 0 9 0 0 9 42 .215 .254 .258 .512 42 42 3 0 20 1 0
AL (7 yrs) 282 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 128 270 224 27 48 9 0 1 15 1 0 15 52 .214 .266 .268 .533 42 60 4 1 29 1 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
1985 23 SEA AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1986 24 SEA AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $75,000 1
1988 26 SEA AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $77,500 1
1989 27 SEA AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $195,000 1
1990 28 SEA AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $370,000 1
1991 29 SEA AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $950,000 1
1992 30 SFG NL 34 57 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $2,316,667 1
1993 31 SFG NL 34 96 -4 -0 -0 0 13 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .526 .506 0.9 0.0 9 $3,316,667 1 CYA-2
1994 32 SFG NL 18 40 -2 -0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .520 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $2,316,667 1
1995 33 COL NL 19 43 -5 1 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $3,933,333 1
1996 34 COL NL 7 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 $4,608,333 /1
1997 35 COL NL 16 28 -0 -1 -0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .517 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $4,608,333 1
1998 36 SEA AL 29 5 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $425,000 1
13 Seasons 410 275 -18 -1 0 0 39 21 2.1 0 21 2.1 .505 .501 2.1 0.3 21 $23,192,500
SEA (7 yrs) 282 5 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $2,092,500
COL (3 yrs) 42 77 -6 -0 -0 0 11 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .512 .501 0.5 0.0 5 $13,149,999
SFG (3 yrs) 86 193 -11 -1 0 0 26 14 1.4 0 14 1.4 .517 .503 1.4 0.1 14 $7,950,001

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
1995 33 COL NL NLDS ATL L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1985 SEA AL 23 P 23 21 0 120.2 29 10 18 1 1 .966 2.09 1.22 .953 1.86 1.84 10 4 29% 33% 0
1986 SEA AL 24 P 29 17 1 115.1 35 13 21 1 1 .971 2.65 1.17 .957 1.83 1.81 17 10 37% 34% 0
1988 SEA AL 26 P 38 24 6 174.2 56 19 33 4 3 .929 2.68 1.37 .961 1.78 1.77 4 5 56% 31% 1
1989 SEA AL 27 P 37 16 0 130.0 59 18 39 2 5 .966 3.95 1.54 .960 1.87 1.85 5 3 38% 31% 0
1990 SEA AL 28 P 55 8 0 128.0 33 10 21 2 1 .939 2.18 0.56 .953 1.78 1.76 0 2 100% 34% 0
1991 SEA AL 29 P 71 0 0 90.1 34 6 25 3 4 .912 3.09 0.44 .956 1.80 1.80 1 1 50% 34% 0
1992 SFG NL 30 P 30 22 3 164.2 52 18 33 1 3 .981 2.79 1.70 .954 1.94 1.94 5 4 44% 32% 0
1993 SFG NL 31 P 34 34 1 232.2 67 17 44 6 3 .910 2.36 1.79 .953 1.84 1.83 12 11 48% 31% 0 CYA-2
1994 SFG NL 32 P 17 17 0 109.1 23 8 13 2 1 .913 1.73 1.24 .958 1.86 1.85 8 4 33% 32% 1
1995 COL NL 33 P 19 19 0 105.2 38 9 28 1 2 .974 3.15 1.95 .956 1.84 1.83 4 5 56% 30% 1
1996 COL NL 34 P 7 3 0 18.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.95 0.86 .953 1.82 1.83 0 0 0
1997 COL NL 35 P 14 13 0 65.1 27 4 22 1 2 .963 3.58 1.86 .953 1.85 1.84 4 0 0% 32% 0
1998 SEA AL 36 P 29 26 0 144.2 50 17 29 4 3 .920 2.86 1.59 .958 1.78 1.76 16 3 16% 31% 1
13 Seasons P 403 220 11 1599.2 509 151 330 28 29 .945 2.71 1.19 .956 1.84 1.81 86 52 38% 32% 4
13 Seasons TOT 403 220 11 1599.2 509 151 330 28 29 .945 2.71 1.19 .956 1.84 1.81 86 52 38% 32% 4
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

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 NL (2, 44%)
0.44 Career Shares (112th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1992 April NL Pitcher of the Month
1993 July NL Pitcher of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1993 NL  4.4 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1992 NL  2.08 (1st)
1993 NL  2.82 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1993 NL  21 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1993 NL  .724 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1992 NL  1.136 (8th)
1993 NL  1.074 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1993 NL  7.543 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1993 NL  2.128 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1991 AL  71 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1993 NL  232.7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1993 NL  157 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1993 NL  34 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1993 NL  2.855 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1988 AL  0.515 (4th)
1992 NL  0.328 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1988 AL  8 (10th)
1990 AL  7 (8th)
1998 AL  10 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1992 NL  161 (2nd)
1993 NL  138 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1993 NL  3.43 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1992 NL  25 (5th)
1993 NL  29 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1992 NL  2.8 (5th)
1993 NL  3.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1992 NL  27.89 (5th)
1993 NL  34.93 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1992 NL  3.1 (4th)
1993 NL  4.3 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1992 NL  2.4 (8th)
1993 NL  3.1 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1992 NL  3.3 (4th)
1993 NL  3.8 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1991 AL  71 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1993 NL  44 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1988 AL  4 (4th)
1991 AL  3 (3rd)
1993 NL  6 (2nd)
1998 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1988 AL  2.68 (2nd)
1992 NL  2.79 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (478), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 28 (854), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 19 (662), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1157), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (455th), 20.9 career WAR/20.9 7yr-peak WAR/20.9 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
1986 24 Seattle Mariners $75,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1988 26 Seattle Mariners $77,500* ?
1989 27 Seattle Mariners $195,000* ?
1990 28 Seattle Mariners $370,000* ?
1991 29 Seattle Mariners $950,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 30 San Francisco Giants $2,316,667 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 31 San Francisco Giants $3,316,667 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $316,667 signing bonus
1994 32 San Francisco Giants $2,316,667 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $316,667 signing bonus
1995 33 Colorado Rockies $3,933,333 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $333,333 signing bonus
1996 34 Colorado Rockies $4,608,333 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $333,333 signing bonus
1997 35 Colorado Rockies $4,608,333 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 36 Seattle Mariners $425,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today Includes $100,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,192,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $92,500 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $165,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
*1990 - $405,000 - 11/21/90 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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