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Frank Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas (Big Hurt) (twitter: @TheBigHurt_35)

Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: May 27, 1968 in Columbus, GA
High School: Columbus HS (Columbus, GA)
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1990 (Age 22.067)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Athletics/BlueJays 1990-2008
Agents: Arn Tellem,Michael Moye [*]
Final Game: August 29, 2008 (Age 40.094)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2014 (478/571 ballots).
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #84. Ryne Sandberg… #85. Vada Pinson… #86. Larry Walker… #87. FRANK THOMAS… #88. Ted Simmons… #89. Roberto Alomar… #90. Lou Whitaker… 

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
1990 22 CHW AL 60 240 191 39 63 11 3 7 31 0 1 44 54 .330 .454 .529 .983 177 101 5 2 0 3 0 3/D
1991 23 CHW AL 158 701 559 104 178 31 2 32 109 1 2 138 112 .318 .453 .553 1.006 180 309 20 1 0 2 13 D3 MVP-3,SS
1992 24 CHW AL 160 711 573 108 185 46 2 24 115 6 3 122 88 .323 .439 .536 .975 174 307 19 5 0 11 6 *3/D MVP-8
1993 ★ 25 CHW AL 153 676 549 106 174 36 0 41 128 4 2 112 54 .317 .426 .607 1.033 177 333 10 2 0 13 23 *3/D AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 ★ 26 CHW AL 113 517 399 106 141 34 1 38 101 2 3 109 61 .353 .487 .729 1.217 212 291 15 2 0 7 12 *3D AS,MVP-1,SS
1995 ★ 27 CHW AL 145 647 493 102 152 27 0 40 111 3 2 136 74 .308 .454 .606 1.061 179 299 14 6 0 12 29 3D AS,MVP-8
1996 ★ 28 CHW AL 141 649 527 110 184 26 0 40 134 1 1 109 70 .349 .459 .626 1.085 178 330 25 5 0 8 26 *3 AS,MVP-8
1997 ★ 29 CHW AL 146 649 530 110 184 35 0 35 125 1 1 109 69 .347 .456 .611 1.067 181 324 15 3 0 7 9 3D AS,MVP-3
1998 30 CHW AL 160 712 585 109 155 35 2 29 109 7 0 110 93 .265 .381 .480 .861 126 281 14 6 0 11 2 *D3
1999 31 CHW AL 135 590 486 74 148 36 0 15 77 3 3 87 66 .305 .414 .471 .885 125 229 15 9 0 8 13 D3
2000 32 CHW AL 159 707 582 115 191 44 0 43 143 1 3 112 94 .328 .436 .625 1.061 163 364 13 5 0 8 18 *D3 MVP-2,SS
2001 33 CHW AL 20 79 68 8 15 3 0 4 10 0 0 10 12 .221 .316 .441 .758 94 30 0 0 0 1 2 D/3
2002 34 CHW AL 148 628 523 77 132 29 1 28 92 3 0 88 115 .252 .361 .472 .834 119 247 10 7 0 10 2 *D/3
2003 35 CHW AL 153 662 546 87 146 35 0 42 105 0 0 100 115 .267 .390 .562 .952 146 307 11 12 0 4 4 *D3 MVP-15
2004 36 CHW AL 74 311 240 53 65 16 0 18 49 0 2 64 57 .271 .434 .563 .997 156 135 2 6 0 1 3 D/3
2005 37 CHW AL 34 124 105 19 23 3 0 12 26 0 0 16 31 .219 .315 .590 .905 131 62 2 0 0 3 0 D
2006 38 OAK AL 137 559 466 77 126 11 0 39 114 0 0 81 81 .270 .381 .545 .926 140 254 13 6 0 6 3 *D MVP-4
2007 39 TOR AL 155 624 531 63 147 30 0 26 95 0 0 81 94 .277 .377 .480 .857 125 255 14 7 0 5 3 *D MVP-23
2008 40 TOT AL 71 289 246 27 59 7 1 8 30 0 0 39 57 .240 .349 .374 .723 97 92 9 3 0 1 0 D
2008 40 TOR AL 16 72 60 7 10 1 0 3 11 0 0 11 13 .167 .306 .333 .639 72 20 3 1 0 0 0 D
2008 40 OAK AL 55 217 186 20 49 6 1 5 19 0 0 28 44 .263 .364 .387 .751 106 72 6 2 0 1 0 D
19 Yrs 2322 10075 8199 1494 2468 495 12 521 1704 32 23 1667 1397 .301 .419 .555 .974 156 4550 226 87 0 121 168
162 Game Avg. 162 703 572 104 172 35 1 36 119 2 2 116 97 .301 .419 .555 .974 156 317 16 6 0 8 12
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
CHW (16 yrs) 1959 8603 6956 1327 2136 447 11 448 1465 32 23 1466 1165 .307 .427 .568 .995 161 3949 190 71 0 109 162
OAK (2 yrs) 192 776 652 97 175 17 1 44 133 0 0 109 125 .268 .376 .500 .876 130 326 19 8 0 7 3
TOR (2 yrs) 171 696 591 70 157 31 0 29 106 0 0 92 107 .266 .369 .465 .835 119 275 17 8 0 5 3

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
1990 22 CHW AL 60 240 20 1 -1 -2 -4 14 1.5 9 23 2.3 .525 .509 2.6 -0.6 25 $100,000 3/D
1991 23 CHW AL 158 701 66 -2 -3 -4 -13 45 4.7 24 69 6.9 .529 .528 7.3 -1.7 72 $120,000 D3 MVP-3,SS
1992 24 CHW AL 160 711 59 4 -3 -8 -9 43 4.5 26 68 6.9 .528 .527 7.8 -1.8 76 $620,000 *3/D MVP-8
1993 ★ 25 CHW AL 153 676 56 -0 1 -8 -9 39 3.8 25 64 6.2 .525 .524 7.1 -1.7 72 $1,115,000 *3/D AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 ★ 26 CHW AL 113 517 72 -3 -2 -8 -7 52 4.7 18 70 6.3 .541 .528 7.1 -1.4 78 $2,755,000 *3D AS,MVP-1,SS
1995 ★ 27 CHW AL 145 647 57 -1 -1 -12 -10 32 3.1 24 56 5.3 .521 .519 6.4 -2.1 68 $7,150,000 3D AS,MVP-8
1996 ★ 28 CHW AL 141 649 61 -2 -5 -11 -8 35 3.4 23 58 5.5 .522 .519 6.4 -1.6 69 $7,150,000 *3 AS,MVP-8
1997 ★ 29 CHW AL 146 649 67 -0 -1 -4 -10 52 5.0 24 76 7.3 .533 .530 7.6 -1.3 79 $7,150,000 3D AS,MVP-3
1998 30 CHW AL 160 712 26 3 -1 -2 -15 11 1.1 26 36 3.5 .506 .506 3.7 -1.6 38 $7,000,000 *D3
1999 31 CHW AL 135 590 22 -2 -2 -6 -11 2 0.3 22 24 2.3 .501 .501 2.9 -1.5 30 $7,000,000 D3
2000 32 CHW AL 159 707 59 -3 -2 -2 -14 39 3.6 26 64 6.0 .522 .522 6.1 -1.4 66 $7,100,000 *D3 MVP-2,SS
2001 33 CHW AL 20 79 -0 -0 0 -0 -2 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .486 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 $9,927,000 D/3
2002 34 CHW AL 148 628 14 -3 -1 0 -14 -4 -0.3 24 20 1.9 .498 .498 1.9 -1.3 19 $9,927,000 *D/3
2003 35 CHW AL 153 662 36 -2 -0 -1 -13 19 1.9 25 44 4.2 .512 .511 4.3 -1.4 44 $5,000,000 *D3 MVP-15
2004 36 CHW AL 74 311 23 -1 1 1 -6 17 1.7 12 29 2.8 .522 .510 2.7 -0.5 28 $6,000,000 D/3
2005 37 CHW AL 34 124 3 -1 -0 0 -3 -0 -0.0 5 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.4 -0.3 4 $8,000,000 D
2006 38 OAK AL 137 559 30 -4 -2 0 -13 11 1.1 21 32 3.2 .508 .506 3.1 -1.2 32 $3,100,000 *D MVP-4
2007 39 TOR AL 155 624 19 -4 -3 0 -14 -2 -0.1 23 22 2.2 .499 .499 2.2 -1.3 22 $5,560,000 *D MVP-23
2008 40 TOR AL 16 72 -2 -0 -1 0 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .470 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $12,560,000 D
2008 40 OAK AL 55 217 4 -2 -1 0 -5 -4 -0.3 8 4 0.4 .492 .497 0.4 -0.5 4 D
19 Seasons 2322 10075 691 -24 -27 -65 -181 393 39.2 369 762 73.7 .516 .514 79.8 -23.4 826 $107,334,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHW (16 yrs) 1959 8603 640 -13 -21 -65 -148 392 38.9 314 707 68.2 .519 .517 74.4 -20.2 771 $86,114,000
OAK (2 yrs) 192 776 33 -6 -3 0 -18 7 0.8 29 36 3.6 .503 .504 3.5 -1.7 36 $3,100,000
TOR (2 yrs) 171 696 17 -4 -3 0 -16 -6 -0.5 26 20 1.9 .496 .499 1.9 -1.5 20 $18,120,000

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
1993 25 CHW AL ALCS TOR L 6 27 17 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 10 5 .353 .593 .529 1.122 9 0 0 0 0 2
2000 32 CHW AL ALDS SEA L 3 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .308 .000 .308 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 38 OAK AL ALDS MIN W 3 12 10 3 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 .500 .583 1.200 1.783 12 0 0 0 0 1
2006 38 OAK AL ALCS DET L 4 16 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .188 .000 .188 0 1 1 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 16 68 49 5 11 1 0 3 5 0 0 18 10 .224 .441 .429 .870 21 1 1 0 0 4
2 ALDS 6 25 19 3 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 6 1 .263 .440 .632 1.072 12 0 0 0 0 2
2 ALCS 10 43 30 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 12 9 .200 .442 .300 .742 9 1 1 0 0 2

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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1990 CHW AL 22 1B 51 51 32 420.1 459 428 26 5 53 .989 -2 -6 9.72 8.90 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 CHW AL 22 DH 8 8
1991 CHW AL 23 DH 101 101 MVP-3,SS
1991 CHW AL 23 1B 56 56 40 476.2 488 459 27 2 43 .996 -4 -9 9.18 8.68 .992 9.75 9.74 MVP-3,SS
1992 CHW AL 24 1B 158 157 149 1406.0 1533 1428 92 13 112 .992 -8 -7 9.73 9.62 .993 9.68 9.64 MVP-8
1992 CHW AL 24 DH 2 2 MVP-8
1993 CHW AL 25 1B 150 149 128 1300.2 1320 1222 83 15 128 .989 -8 -7 9.03 8.70 .993 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-1,SS
1993 CHW AL 25 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 CHW AL 26 1B 99 99 91 867.0 787 735 45 7 74 .991 -8 -11 8.10 7.88 .992 9.57 9.49 AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 CHW AL 26 DH 13 13 AS,MVP-1,SS
1995 CHW AL 27 1B 90 89 81 772.1 779 738 34 7 67 .991 -12 -18 9.00 8.58 .993 9.61 9.50 AS,MVP-8
1995 CHW AL 27 DH 54 53 AS,MVP-8
1996 CHW AL 28 1B 139 139 125 1232.0 1192 1098 85 9 111 .992 -11 -11 8.64 8.51 .992 9.24 9.18 AS,MVP-8
1997 CHW AL 29 1B 97 97 76 822.2 799 739 49 11 70 .986 -4 -5 8.62 8.12 .992 9.31 9.23 AS,MVP-3
1997 CHW AL 29 DH 49 49 AS,MVP-3
1998 CHW AL 30 DH 146 146
1998 CHW AL 30 1B 14 14 10 114.0 124 116 6 2 12 .984 -2 -16 9.63 8.71 .992 9.43 9.33
1999 CHW AL 31 DH 82 82
1999 CHW AL 31 1B 49 49 40 421.1 407 385 18 4 40 .990 -6 -18 8.61 8.22 .992 9.50 9.35
2000 CHW AL 32 DH 127 127 MVP-2,SS
2000 CHW AL 32 1B 30 30 26 258.1 283 267 15 1 38 .996 -2 -7 9.82 9.40 .993 9.37 9.26 MVP-2,SS
2001 CHW AL 33 DH 16 16
2001 CHW AL 33 1B 3 3 2 19.2 22 20 1 1 2 .955 -0 -31 9.61 7.00 .993 9.43 9.30
2002 CHW AL 34 DH 140 139
2002 CHW AL 34 1B 4 4 2 31.0 44 38 4 2 5 .955 0 19 12.19 10.50 .993 9.32 9.22
2003 CHW AL 35 DH 124 124 MVP-15
2003 CHW AL 35 1B 27 27 11 209.0 216 206 9 1 19 .995 -1 -1 -3 -5 9.26 7.96 .993 9.55 9.46 MVP-15
2004 CHW AL 36 DH 65 65
2004 CHW AL 36 1B 4 4 1 32.1 34 31 3 0 2 1.000 1 1 33 33 9.46 8.50 .994 9.30 9.25
2005 CHW AL 37 DH 28 28
2006 OAK AL 38 DH 135 135 MVP-4
2007 TOR AL 39 DH 147 147 MVP-23
2008 TOT AL 40 DH 69 69
2008 TOR AL 40 DH 16 16
2008 OAK AL 40 DH 53 53
18 Seasons DH 1310 1308
15 Seasons 1B 971 968 814 8383.1 8487 7910 497 80 776 .991 -64 0 -9 0 9.03 8.66 .993 9.52 9.44
19 Seasons TOT 971 968 814 8383.1 8487 7910 497 80 776 .991 -64 0 -9 0 9.03 8.66 .993 9.52 9.44
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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

Hall of Fame
2014 BBWAA (83.7%)
Selected to HOF in 2014 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1991 AL (3, 46%)
1992 AL (8, 28%)
1993 AL (1, 100%)
1994 AL (1, 95%)
1995 AL (8, 22%)
1996 AL (8, 22%)
1997 AL (3, 44%)
2000 AL (2, 73%)
2003 AL (15, 5%)
2006 AL (4, 44%)
2007 AL (23, 0%)
2 MVPs
4.79 Career Shares (13th)

Silver Sluggers
1991 AL (DH)
1993 AL (1B)
1994 AL (1B)
2000 AL (DH)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1991 August AL Player of the Month
1992 September AL Player of the Month
1993 August AL Player of the Month
1994 May AL Player of the Month
1994 July AL Player of the Month
1996 April AL Player of the Month
1996 September AL Player of the Month
1997 May AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1990 Sep 23rd AL Player of the Week
1991 Apr 28th AL Player of the Week
1991 Aug 4th AL Player of the Week
1992 May 10th AL Player of the Week
1992 Jul 26th AL Player of the Week
1994 May 29th AL Player of the Week
1994 Jul 10th AL Player of the Week
1997 Jun 1st AL Player of the Week
1997 Jul 13th AL Player of the Week
1999 Jun 6th AL Player of the Week
2000 Apr 9th AL Player of the Week
2000 Jul 16th AL Player of the Week
2003 Aug 24th AL Player of the Week
2006 Sep 10th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1991 AL  7.0 (7th)
1992 AL  7.0 (5th)
1994 AL  6.3 (4th)
1997 AL  7.3 (6th)
2000 AL  6.1 (10th)
Career  73.7 (82nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1991 AL  7.0 (3rd)
1992 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1993 AL  6.2 (9th)
1994 AL  6.3 (3rd)
1997 AL  7.3 (2nd)
2000 AL  6.1 (8th)
Career  73.7 (52nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1991 AL  7.4 (2nd)
1992 AL  7.9 (1st)
1993 AL  7.1 (3rd)
1994 AL  7.1 (1st)
1995 AL  6.4 (4th)
1996 AL  6.4 (8th)
1997 AL  7.6 (2nd)
2000 AL  6.2 (8th)
Career  79.8 (37th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1991 AL  .318 (9th)
1992 AL  .323 (3rd)
1993 AL  .317 (6th)
1994 AL  .353 (3rd)
1996 AL  .349 (2nd)
1997 AL  .347 (1st)
2000 AL  .328 (9th)
Career  .301 (192nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1991 AL  .453 (1st)
1992 AL  .439 (1st)
1993 AL  .426 (4th)
1994 AL  .487 (1st)
1995 AL  .454 (2nd)
1996 AL  .459 (3rd)
1997 AL  .456 (1st)
2000 AL  .436 (4th)
Career  .419 (19th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1991 AL  .553 (4th)
1992 AL  .536 (3rd)
1993 AL  .607 (3rd)
1994 AL  .729 (1st)
1995 AL  .606 (4th)
1996 AL  .626 (6th)
1997 AL  .611 (2nd)
2000 AL  .625 (4th)
2003 AL  .562 (6th)
2006 AL  .545 (10th)
Career  .555 (21st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1991 AL  1.006 (1st)
1992 AL  .975 (1st)
1993 AL  1.033 (2nd)
1994 AL  1.217 (1st)
1995 AL  1.061 (3rd)
1996 AL  1.085 (2nd)
1997 AL  1.067 (1st)
2000 AL  1.061 (4th)
2003 AL  .952 (6th)
Career  .974 (14th)

Games Played s c a p y
1991 AL  158 (10th)
1992 AL  160 (4th)
1994 AL  113 (7th)
1995 AL  145 (1st)
1998 AL  160 (9th)
2000 AL  159 (5th)
Career  2,322 (103rd)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  8,199 (124th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1992 AL  711 (6th)
1994 AL  517 (5th)
1995 AL  647 (5th)
1998 AL  712 (4th)
2000 AL  707 (8th)
Career  10,075 (75th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1991 AL  104 (8th)
1992 AL  108 (2nd)
1993 AL  106 (10th)
1994 AL  106 (1st)
1995 AL  102 (9th)
1997 AL  110 (7th)
2000 AL  115 (7th)
Career  1,494 (72nd)

Hits s c a p y
1992 AL  185 (5th)
1994 AL  141 (4th)
1996 AL  184 (10th)
1997 AL  184 (7th)
2000 AL  191 (9th)
Career  2,468 (103rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1991 AL  309 (8th)
1992 AL  307 (4th)
1993 AL  333 (3rd)
1994 AL  291 (3rd)
1995 AL  299 (6th)
1996 AL  330 (8th)
1997 AL  324 (4th)
2000 AL  364 (3rd)
Career  4,550 (43rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1992 AL  46 (1st)
1994 AL  34 (3rd)
2000 AL  44 (5th)
Career  495 (64th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1991 AL  32 (5th)
1993 AL  41 (3rd)
1994 AL  38 (2nd)
1995 AL  40 (2nd)
1996 AL  40 (8th)
1997 AL  35 (7th)
2000 AL  43 (2nd)
2003 AL  42 (2nd)
2006 AL  39 (5th)
Career  521 (18th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1991 AL  109 (5th)
1992 AL  115 (3rd)
1993 AL  128 (2nd)
1994 AL  101 (3rd)
1995 AL  111 (5th)
1996 AL  134 (7th)
1997 AL  125 (5th)
2000 AL  143 (3rd)
2006 AL  114 (8th)
Career  1,704 (22nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1991 AL  138 (1st)
1992 AL  122 (1st)
1993 AL  112 (4th)
1994 AL  109 (1st)
1995 AL  136 (1st)
1996 AL  109 (5th)
1997 AL  109 (4th)
1998 AL  110 (2nd)
2000 AL  112 (4th)
2002 AL  88 (7th)
2003 AL  100 (3rd)
Career  1,667 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,397 (83rd)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,440 (243rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1991 AL  180 (1st)
1992 AL  174 (2nd)
1993 AL  177 (2nd)
1994 AL  212 (1st)
1995 AL  179 (2nd)
1996 AL  178 (2nd)
1997 AL  181 (1st)
2000 AL  163 (5th)
2003 AL  146 (6th)
2006 AL  140 (9th)
Career  156 (20th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1991 AL  145 (1st)
1992 AL  142 (1st)
1993 AL  149 (2nd)
1994 AL  145 (1st)
1995 AL  144 (2nd)
1996 AL  150 (4th)
1997 AL  153 (1st)
2000 AL  163 (3rd)
2003 AL  126 (6th)
Career  2,002 (21st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1991 AL  70 (1st)
1992 AL  66 (1st)
1993 AL  66 (2nd)
1994 AL  75 (1st)
1995 AL  68 (2nd)
1996 AL  70 (1st)
1997 AL  70 (1st)
2000 AL  62 (4th)
2003 AL  40 (6th)
Career  757 (15th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1991 AL  6.8 (1st)
1992 AL  6.5 (1st)
1993 AL  6.2 (2nd)
1994 AL  6.7 (1st)
1995 AL  6.1 (2nd)
1996 AL  6.1 (1st)
1997 AL  6.4 (1st)
2000 AL  5.5 (3rd)
2003 AL  3.7 (6th)
Career  69.7 (17th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1991 AL  65 (9th)
1992 AL  72 (1st)
1993 AL  77 (5th)
1994 AL  73 (1st)
1995 AL  67 (7th)
1997 AL  70 (8th)
2000 AL  87 (2nd)
2003 AL  77 (9th)
Career  1,028 (29th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1991 AL  317 (1st)
1992 AL  312 (1st)
1993 AL  288 (4th)
1994 AL  252 (1st)
1995 AL  294 (2nd)
1996 AL  298 (3rd)
1997 AL  296 (2nd)
1998 AL  271 (5th)
2000 AL  308 (3rd)
2003 AL  258 (7th)
Career  4,222 (33rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1991 AL  .798 (1st)
1992 AL  .790 (1st)
1993 AL  .791 (2nd)
1994 AL  .849 (1st)
1995 AL  .780 (2nd)
1996 AL  .765 (4th)
1997 AL  .803 (1st)
2000 AL  .764 (5th)
2003 AL  .706 (7th)
Career  .732 (42nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
Career  87 (128th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1992 AL  11 (4th)
1993 AL  13 (2nd)
1994 AL  7 (7th)
1995 AL  12 (1st)
1998 AL  11 (3rd)
1999 AL  8 (10th)
2002 AL  10 (4th)
Career  121 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1991 AL  13 (6th)
1993 AL  23 (3rd)
1994 AL  12 (5th)
1995 AL  29 (1st)
1996 AL  26 (1st)
1999 AL  13 (5th)
2000 AL  18 (2nd)
Career  168 (34th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1991 AL  20 (9th)
1992 AL  19 (6th)
1994 AL  15 (6th)
1996 AL  25 (2nd)
Career  226 (57th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1991 AL  17.5 (8th)
1993 AL  13.4 (3rd)
1994 AL  10.5 (1st)
1995 AL  12.3 (4th)
1996 AL  13.2 (7th)
1997 AL  15.1 (10th)
2000 AL  13.5 (6th)
2003 AL  13.0 (2nd)
2006 AL  11.9 (4th)
Career  15.7 (27th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  6,101 (132nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1991 AL  59.74 (1st)
1992 AL  62.07 (1st)
1993 AL  69.16 (2nd)
1994 AL  65.10 (1st)
1995 AL  53.15 (3rd)
1996 AL  62.99 (4th)
1997 AL  75.86 (1st)
2000 AL  68.35 (3rd)
2003 AL  42.48 (4th)
Career  743.69 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1991 AL  4.3 (3rd)
1992 AL  6.5 (1st)
1993 AL  6.3 (1st)
1994 AL  4.7 (1st)
1995 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1996 AL  4.0 (8th)
1997 AL  7.2 (1st)
1999 AL  3.1 (9th)
2000 AL  3.7 (9th)
2003 AL  4.1 (4th)
2006 AL  3.4 (9th)
Career  60.6 (13th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1991 AL  5.7 (1st)
1992 AL  6.9 (1st)
1993 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1994 AL  6.6 (1st)
1995 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1996 AL  5.4 (3rd)
1997 AL  6.6 (1st)
2000 AL  5.4 (4th)
2003 AL  3.9 (5th)
Career  69.9 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1991 AL  5.9 (1st)
1992 AL  6.2 (1st)
1993 AL  6.6 (1st)
1994 AL  5.8 (1st)
1995 AL  4.9 (3rd)
1996 AL  5.7 (4th)
1997 AL  7.0 (1st)
2000 AL  6.0 (3rd)
2003 AL  3.9 (3rd)
Career  69.1 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1992 AL  1,428 (1st)
1993 AL  1,222 (3rd)
1996 AL  1,098 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  158 (1st)
1993 AL  150 (2nd)
1996 AL  139 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  1,428 (1st)
1993 AL  1,222 (3rd)
1996 AL  1,098 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  92 (4th)
1996 AL  85 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  13 (2nd)
1993 AL  15 (2nd)
1994 AL  7 (5th)
1995 AL  7 (4th)
1996 AL  9 (5th)
1997 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  112 (5th)
1993 AL  128 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  9.62 (2nd)

Salary s c a p y
1995 AL  $7,150,000 (5th)
1996 AL  $7,150,000 (4th)
1997 AL  $7,150,000 (7th)
1998 AL  $7,000,000 (8th)

Oldest s c a p y
2008 AL  born 1968-05-27 (6th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 21 (99), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 200 (41), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 194 (47), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 60 (33), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (9th), 73.7 career WAR/45.2 7yr-peak WAR/59.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 1989: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1989.
  • October 31, 2002: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 6, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
  • November 8, 2005: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 31, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
  • October 15, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 18, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • April 20, 2008: Released by the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • April 24, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
  • October 31, 2008: Granted Free Agency.
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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
1990 22 Chicago White Sox $100,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 23 Chicago White Sox $120,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 24 Chicago White Sox $620,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $20,000 earned bonus
1993 25 Chicago White Sox $1,115,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $215,000 earned bonus
1994 26 Chicago White Sox $2,755,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $255,000 earned bonus
1995 27 Chicago White Sox $7,150,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 28 Chicago White Sox $7,150,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 29 Chicago White Sox $7,150,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 30 Chicago White Sox $7,000,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 31 Chicago White Sox $7,000,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 32 Chicago White Sox $7,100,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 33 Chicago White Sox $9,927,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2002 34 Chicago White Sox $9,927,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2003 35 Chicago White Sox $5,000,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 36 Chicago White Sox $6,000,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 37 Chicago White Sox $8,000,000 ?
2006 38 Oakland Athletics $3,100,000 ?
2007 39 Toronto Blue Jays $5,560,000 ?
2008 40 Toronto Blue Jays $12,560,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$107,334,000
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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