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Ron Swoboda

Ronald Alan Swoboda (Rocky)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 30, 1944 in Baltimore, MD
High School: Sparrows Point HS (Baltimore, MD)
Schools: New York University (New York, NY), University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1965 (Age 20.286, 9,933rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Yankees/Expos 1965-1973

Last Game: September 30, 1973 (Age 29.092)
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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
1965 21 NYM NL 135 438 399 52 91 15 3 19 50 2 3 33 102 .228 .291 .424 .714 103 169 10 3 1 2 3 *789
1966 22 NYM NL 112 381 342 34 76 9 4 8 50 4 2 31 76 .222 .296 .342 .638 79 117 9 5 2 1 4 7/9
1967 23 NYM NL 134 494 449 47 126 17 3 13 53 3 1 41 96 .281 .340 .419 .759 118 188 7 1 0 3 4 93
1968 24 NYM NL 132 508 450 46 109 14 6 11 59 8 1 52 113 .242 .325 .373 .699 110 168 14 4 1 1 1 *9/7
1969 25 NYM NL 109 375 327 38 77 10 2 9 52 1 1 43 90 .235 .326 .361 .687 91 118 10 2 1 2 4 97
1970 26 NYM NL 115 289 245 29 57 8 2 9 40 2 4 40 72 .233 .340 .392 .732 96 96 7 1 1 2 0 9/7
1971 27 TOT MLB 93 259 213 24 55 6 4 2 26 0 1 38 51 .258 .381 .352 .733 114 75 7 5 2 1 1 987
1971 27 MON NL 39 89 75 7 19 4 3 0 6 0 1 11 16 .253 .364 .387 .750 114 29 3 2 1 0 0 87/9
1971 27 NYY AL 54 170 138 17 36 2 1 2 20 0 0 27 35 .261 .391 .333 .724 113 46 4 3 1 1 1 9/78
1972 28 NYY AL 63 133 113 9 28 8 0 1 12 0 1 17 29 .248 .341 .345 .686 108 39 1 0 1 2 1 9/83
1973 29 NYY AL 35 47 43 6 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 18 .116 .191 .186 .378 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 D9/8
9 Yrs 928 2924 2581 285 624 87 24 73 344 20 14 299 647 .242 .324 .379 .703 101 978 65 21 9 14 18
162 Game Avg. 162 510 451 50 109 15 4 13 60 3 2 52 113 .242 .324 .379 .703 101 171 11 4 2 2 3
NYM (6 yrs) 737 2485 2212 246 536 73 20 69 304 20 12 240 549 .242 .319 .387 .706 101 856 57 16 6 11 16
NYY (3 yrs) 152 350 294 32 69 10 1 4 34 0 1 48 82 .235 .345 .316 .661 96 93 5 3 2 3 2
MON (1 yr) 39 89 75 7 19 4 3 0 6 0 1 11 16 .253 .364 .387 .750 114 29 3 2 1 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 776 2574 2287 253 555 77 23 69 310 20 13 251 565 .243 .321 .387 .708 102 885 60 18 7 11 16
AL (3 yrs) 152 350 294 32 69 10 1 4 34 0 1 48 82 .235 .345 .316 .661 96 93 5 3 2 3 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
1965 21 NYM NL 135 438 4 -1 -1 2 -5 -0 -0.1 16 16 1.6 .500 .500 1.4 -0.2 14 $8,000 *789
1966 22 NYM NL 112 381 -10 -1 -0 1 -5 -15 -1.6 14 -2 -0.3 .485 .489 -0.4 -0.4 -2 $13,000 7/9
1967 23 NYM NL 134 494 12 -0 1 -8 -6 -1 0.0 18 17 1.8 .499 .499 2.6 -1.5 25 $16,000 93
1968 24 NYM NL 132 508 9 1 -0 4 -6 8 1.2 17 25 3.0 .507 .506 2.3 -0.1 22 *9/7
1969 25 NYM NL 109 375 -2 -0 -1 1 -5 -8 -0.8 13 5 0.5 .492 .495 0.4 -0.4 5 $34,000 97
1970 26 NYM NL 115 289 -1 -0 -0 -3 -3 -8 -0.7 10 2 0.2 .493 .495 0.4 -0.5 5 $42,000 9/7
1971 27 MON NL 39 89 1 -1 -0 5 -1 4 0.4 3 7 0.8 .511 .503 0.2 0.5 2 87/9
1971 27 NYY AL 54 170 3 0 -0 1 -2 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .503 .501 0.6 -0.1 6 9/78
1972 28 NYY AL 63 133 1 -0 1 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.5 -0.3 5 9/83
1973 29 NYY AL 35 47 -5 -0 -0 -1 -2 -9 -1.0 2 -7 -0.8 .472 .494 -0.7 -0.3 -6 D9/8
9 Seasons 928 2924 11 -3 -1 0 -35 -29 -2.5 103 74 8.0 .497 .498 7.4 -3.4 74 $113,000
NYM (6 yrs) 737 2485 11 -2 -2 -3 -29 -24 -2.0 88 64 7.0 .497 .498 6.7 -3.1 67 $113,000
NYY (3 yrs) 152 350 -2 -0 0 -1 -5 -8 -1.0 12 4 0.3 .494 .499 0.5 -0.8 5
MON (1 yr) 39 89 1 -1 -0 5 -1 4 0.4 3 7 0.8 .511 .503 0.2 0.5 2

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
1969 ❍ 25 NYM NL WS BAL W 4 16 15 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 .400 .438 .467 .904 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 16 15 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 .400 .438 .467 .904 7 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
1965 NYM NL 21 OF 112 104 72 875.2 208 188 9 11 2 .947 2 3 2.02 1.76 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 NYM NL 21 LF 73 67 54 578.2 127 115 6 6 1 .953 3 6 1.88 1.66 .966 1.71 1.71
1965 NYM NL 21 CF 26 23 10 181.0 56 52 1 3 0 .946 -1 -9 2.64 2.04 .981 2.29 2.29
1965 NYM NL 21 RF 15 14 8 116.0 36 32 2 2 1 .944 1 7 2.64 2.27 .975 1.95 1.95
1966 NYM NL 22 OF 97 88 77 794.1 154 145 7 2 0 .987 1 1 1.72 1.57 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 NYM NL 22 LF 89 80 71 728.1 136 127 7 2 0 .985 -0 -1 1.66 1.51 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 NYM NL 22 RF 9 8 6 66.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.18 1.78 .978 1.95 1.96
1967 NYM NL 23 OF 108 105 95 914.0 207 190 8 9 0 .957 -10 -14 1.95 1.83 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 NYM NL 23 RF 108 105 95 914.0 205 188 8 9 1 .956 -10 -14 1.93 1.81 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 NYM NL 23 1B 20 17 10 143.0 164 143 17 4 7 .976 2 21 10.07 8.00 .991 9.96 9.96
1968 NYM NL 24 OF 125 117 112 1084.1 237 217 14 6 4 .975 4 4 1.92 1.85 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 NYM NL 24 RF 124 117 112 1081.2 238 218 14 6 4 .975 3 4 1.93 1.87 .981 2.01 2.01
1968 NYM NL 24 LF 1 0 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 90 3.38 1.00 .960 1.69 1.60
1969 NYM NL 25 OF 97 86 69 801.1 170 163 5 2 0 .988 1 1 1.89 1.73 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 NYM NL 25 RF 78 70 57 639.2 132 127 4 1 0 .992 2 3 1.84 1.68 .975 1.84 1.82
1969 NYM NL 25 LF 23 16 12 161.2 34 32 1 1 0 .971 -1 -6 1.84 1.43 .963 1.69 1.68
1970 NYM NL 26 OF 100 58 51 592.1 122 117 3 2 1 .984 -3 -5 1.82 1.20 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 NYM NL 26 RF 100 58 51 584.1 122 117 3 2 1 .984 -3 -6 1.85 1.20 .976 1.99 1.98
1970 NYM NL 26 LF 1 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 1.12 1.00 .970 1.80 1.80
1971 TOT MLB 27 OF 73 57 44 508.1 128 119 5 4 0 .969 6 14 2.20 1.70 .981 2.23 2.21
1971 TOT MLB 27 RF 41 35 27 296.1 71 67 2 2 0 .972 2 9 2.10 1.68 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 TOT MLB 27 CF 18 13 8 112.0 32 29 2 1 0 .969 2 18 2.49 1.72 .982 2.64 2.64
1971 TOT MLB 27 LF 17 9 9 100.0 25 23 1 1 0 .960 2 24 2.16 1.41 .977 1.90 1.89
1971 MON NL 27 OF 26 17 10 154.0 43 39 3 1 0 .977 5 37 2.45 1.62 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 MON NL 27 CF 17 12 7 104.0 31 28 2 1 0 .968 2 25 2.60 1.76 .982 2.64 2.64
1971 MON NL 27 LF 10 3 3 43.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 2 59 2.09 1.00 .970 1.86 1.87
1971 MON NL 27 RF 2 2 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 69 2.57 1.00 .980 2.06 2.05
1971 NYY AL 27 OF 47 40 34 354.1 85 80 2 3 0 .965 1 4 2.08 1.74 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 NYY AL 27 RF 39 33 27 289.1 69 65 2 2 0 .971 2 7 2.08 1.72 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 NYY AL 27 LF 7 6 6 57.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -0 -2 2.21 2.00 .981 1.93 1.91
1971 NYY AL 27 CF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 1.12 1.00 .980 2.70 2.70
1972 NYY AL 28 OF 35 26 21 236.0 59 56 2 1 1 .983 -1 -6 2.21 1.66 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 NYY AL 28 RF 30 22 18 199.0 51 48 2 1 1 .980 -2 -10 2.26 1.67 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 NYY AL 28 CF 5 4 3 37.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 16 3.16 2.60 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 NYY AL 28 1B 2 0 0 3.2 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 0 65 12.27 2.50 .992 9.82 9.70
1973 NYY AL 29 OF 20 8 6 93.0 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -18 2.23 1.15 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 NYY AL 29 DH 15 2
1973 NYY AL 29 RF 12 6 5 58.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 2.17 1.17 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 NYY AL 29 CF 8 2 1 35.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 2.31 1.13 .983 2.78 2.78
9 Seasons OF 767 649 547 5899.1 1308 1218 53 37 8 .972 -2 -1 1.94 1.66 .976 2.05 2.06
9 Seasons RF 517 435 379 3955.0 885 827 35 23 8 .974 -6 -2 1.96 1.67 .978 1.99 1.99
6 Seasons LF 204 172 146 1579.1 324 299 15 10 1 .969 4 3 1.79 1.54 .965 1.73 1.73
4 Seasons CF 57 42 22 365.0 110 102 4 4 0 .964 -0 -2 2.61 1.86 .982 2.48 2.50
2 Seasons 1B 22 17 10 146.2 169 148 17 4 8 .976 3 22 10.12 7.50 .991 9.96 9.94
1 Season DH 15 2
9 Seasons TOT 789 666 557 6046.0 1477 1366 70 41 16 .972 0 0 2.14 1.82 .978 2.25 2.28
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

Triples s c a p y
1968 NL  6 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1968 NL  113 (6th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  6 (3rd)
1966 NL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  1 (2nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  124 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  218 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 NL  8 (5th)
1968 NL  14 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 NL  9 (2nd)
1968 NL  6 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 NL  1 (5th)
1968 NL  4 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1968 NL  14 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1965 NL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1965 NL  2 (5th)
1968 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1967 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1966 NL  1.66 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  1.51 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  1.87 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  .975 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (214th), 8.0 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1965 21 New York Mets $8,000 ? 1/29/66 TSN
1966 22 New York Mets $13,000 ? 1/29/66 TSN
1967 23 New York Mets $16,000 ? 3/4/67 TSN
1969 25 New York Mets $34,000 ? 03/14/70
1970 26 New York Mets $42,000 ? III Voigt at 225
1971 27 New York Mets $42,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 28 New York Mets $43,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$199,000
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: Ronald Alan Rocky Ron ronnie swaboda Swoboda

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