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Gary Thomasson

Gary Leah Thomasson

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 29, 1951 in San Diego, CA
High School: Oceanside HS (Oceanside, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 7th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1972 (Age 21.038)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Dodgers/Yankees/Athletics 1972-1980

Final Game: October 6, 1980 (Age 29.069)
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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
1972 20 SFG NL 10 28 27 5 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 7 .333 .357 .444 .802 125 12 1 0 0 0 0 /37
1973 21 SFG NL 112 261 235 35 67 10 4 4 30 2 0 22 43 .285 .345 .413 .758 106 97 1 0 3 1 2 378/9
1974 22 SFG NL 120 357 315 41 77 14 3 2 29 7 1 38 56 .244 .325 .327 .652 80 103 9 0 3 1 2 8973
1975 23 SFG NL 114 369 326 44 74 12 3 7 32 9 3 37 48 .227 .304 .347 .650 78 113 1 1 0 5 1 8793
1976 24 SFG NL 103 361 328 45 85 20 5 8 38 8 3 30 45 .259 .321 .424 .745 109 139 4 1 0 2 7 389/7
1977 25 SFG NL 145 534 446 63 114 24 6 17 71 16 4 75 102 .256 .358 .451 .809 117 201 7 1 4 8 8 *7839
1978 26 TOT AL 102 301 270 37 63 8 2 8 36 4 3 28 66 .233 .304 .367 .671 92 99 3 0 2 1 2 978/3D
1978 26 OAK AL 47 171 154 17 31 4 1 5 16 4 1 15 44 .201 .272 .338 .610 76 52 3 0 2 0 2 9/3
1978 26 NYY AL 55 130 116 20 32 4 1 3 20 0 2 13 22 .276 .346 .405 .751 114 47 0 0 0 1 0 789/D
1979 27 LAD NL 115 362 315 39 78 11 1 14 45 4 2 43 70 .248 .339 .422 .761 108 133 5 1 2 1 4 897/3
1980 28 LAD NL 80 129 111 6 24 3 0 1 12 0 0 17 26 .216 .326 .270 .596 69 30 3 1 0 0 3 9/873
9 Yrs 901 2702 2373 315 591 103 25 61 294 50 16 291 463 .249 .330 .391 .721 99 927 34 5 14 19 29
162 Game Avg. 162 486 427 57 106 19 4 11 53 9 3 52 83 .249 .330 .391 .721 99 167 6 1 3 3 5
SFG (6 yrs) 604 1910 1677 233 426 81 22 38 201 42 11 203 301 .254 .333 .397 .729 100 665 23 3 10 17 20
LAD (2 yrs) 195 491 426 45 102 14 1 15 57 4 2 60 96 .239 .335 .383 .718 98 163 8 2 2 1 7
OAK (1 yr) 47 171 154 17 31 4 1 5 16 4 1 15 44 .201 .272 .338 .610 76 52 3 0 2 0 2
NYY (1 yr) 55 130 116 20 32 4 1 3 20 0 2 13 22 .276 .346 .405 .751 114 47 0 0 0 1 0
NL (8 yrs) 799 2401 2103 278 528 95 23 53 258 46 13 263 397 .251 .333 .394 .727 99 828 31 5 12 18 27
AL (1 yr) 102 301 270 37 63 8 2 8 36 4 3 28 66 .233 .304 .367 .671 92 99 3 0 2 1 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
1972 20 SFG NL 10 28 1 0 -0 -1 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /37
1973 21 SFG NL 112 261 1 1 2 0 -4 0 -0.0 8 9 0.8 .500 .500 0.8 -0.5 8 378/9
1974 22 SFG NL 120 357 -4 0 1 4 -3 -2 -0.3 12 10 0.9 .498 .499 0.4 0.1 5 8973
1975 23 SFG NL 114 369 -8 -1 1 3 -3 -6 -0.8 12 6 0.4 .494 .496 0.0 0.0 2 8793
1976 24 SFG NL 103 361 1 1 0 -0 -3 -1 -0.1 12 11 1.0 .499 .499 1.0 -0.4 11 389/7
1977 25 SFG NL 145 534 9 4 -0 4 -6 11 1.1 17 28 2.7 .508 .507 2.3 -0.2 24 *7839
1978 26 OAK AL 47 171 -6 0 -0 0 -2 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.3 .481 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 9/3
1978 26 NYY AL 55 130 2 0 1 4 -2 5 0.6 5 10 1.0 .510 .503 0.6 0.2 6 789/D
1979 27 LAD NL 115 362 3 0 0 -6 -2 -5 -0.5 12 7 0.7 .496 .497 1.3 -0.9 13 897/3
1980 28 LAD NL 80 129 -5 0 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.8 4 -2 -0.3 .491 .495 -0.2 -0.3 -1 $120,000 9/873
9 Seasons 901 2702 -6 7 5 7 -25 -13 -1.7 89 76 7.0 .498 .499 5.9 -2.3 69 $120,000
SFG (6 yrs) 604 1910 -1 6 4 11 -19 1 -0.1 62 63 5.9 .500 .501 4.5 -1.0 52
LAD (2 yrs) 195 491 -1 1 0 -8 -3 -11 -1.3 16 5 0.4 .494 .496 1.1 -1.2 13 $120,000
OAK (1 yr) 47 171 -6 0 -0 0 -2 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.3 .481 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2
NYY (1 yr) 55 130 2 0 1 4 -2 5 0.6 5 10 1.0 .510 .503 0.6 0.2 6

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
1978 26 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS LAD W 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 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
1972 SFG NL 20 1B 7 5 5 52.0 60 59 1 0 7 1.000 -0 -2 10.38 8.57 .992 9.73 9.76
1972 SFG NL 20 LF 2 2 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 1.90 1.95
1972 SFG NL 20 OF 2 2 0 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -67 1.00 0.50 .980 2.20 2.20
1973 SFG NL 21 1B 47 18 16 228.2 250 235 13 2 14 .992 -0 -2 9.76 5.28 .992 9.83 9.83
1973 SFG NL 21 OF 43 35 27 324.1 83 77 2 4 1 .952 1 3 2.19 1.84 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 SFG NL 21 LF 24 20 15 185.2 44 42 1 1 0 .977 3 20 2.08 1.79 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 SFG NL 21 CF 11 9 7 80.2 21 19 0 2 0 .905 -3 -40 2.12 1.73 .980 2.63 2.63
1973 SFG NL 21 RF 9 6 5 58.0 16 14 1 1 1 .938 0 8 2.33 1.67 .973 2.02 2.01
1974 SFG NL 22 OF 76 66 54 583.0 156 149 4 3 1 .981 2 4 2.36 2.01 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 SFG NL 22 CF 34 27 23 247.2 62 60 1 1 0 .984 -1 -5 2.22 1.79 .985 2.77 2.77
1974 SFG NL 22 RF 26 22 20 202.0 55 52 2 1 1 .982 2 9 2.41 2.08 .975 2.03 2.03
1974 SFG NL 22 LF 19 17 11 133.1 37 35 1 1 0 .973 2 14 2.43 1.89 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 SFG NL 22 1B 15 7 6 87.2 103 86 13 4 8 .961 2 29 10.16 6.60 .991 9.95 9.93
1975 SFG NL 23 OF 74 64 57 599.2 185 172 9 4 2 .978 4 8 2.72 2.45 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 SFG NL 23 CF 34 29 28 281.0 88 83 2 3 0 .966 -3 -13 2.72 2.50 .984 2.72 2.72
1975 SFG NL 23 LF 26 26 21 214.0 65 59 5 1 1 .985 3 15 2.69 2.46 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 SFG NL 23 RF 19 9 8 104.2 33 31 2 0 1 1.000 4 47 2.84 1.74 .974 2.03 2.03
1975 SFG NL 23 1B 17 11 11 117.0 133 121 9 3 12 .977 -1 -6 10.00 7.65 .990 9.97 9.96
1976 SFG NL 24 OF 54 43 26 385.0 121 114 2 5 0 .959 -0 -1 2.71 2.15 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 SFG NL 24 1B 39 36 21 300.1 347 322 18 7 28 .980 0 1 10.19 8.72 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 SFG NL 24 CF 35 32 15 255.1 84 79 1 4 0 .952 -2 -8 2.82 2.29 .984 2.85 2.84
1976 SFG NL 24 RF 19 10 10 113.1 36 34 1 1 0 .972 1 15 2.78 1.84 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 SFG NL 24 LF 5 1 1 16.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 2.20 0.80 .975 2.04 2.00
1977 SFG NL 25 OF 113 107 68 936.1 268 255 2 11 1 .959 2 3 2.47 2.27 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 SFG NL 25 LF 64 37 26 352.1 89 85 0 4 0 .955 4 13 2.17 1.33 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 SFG NL 25 CF 54 52 29 429.2 141 135 1 5 1 .965 -0 -1 2.85 2.52 .986 2.73 2.74
1977 SFG NL 25 1B 31 11 11 150.0 161 149 9 3 14 .981 2 14 9.48 5.10 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 SFG NL 25 RF 20 18 13 154.1 37 34 1 2 0 .946 -1 -7 2.04 1.75 .974 2.11 2.11
1978 TOT AL 26 OF 94 75 54 671.0 204 190 8 6 1 .971 3 5 2.66 2.11 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 TOT AL 26 RF 56 46 35 418.0 108 100 4 4 0 .963 -1 -3 2.24 1.86 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 OAK AL 26 OF 44 42 32 369.0 96 89 4 3 0 .969 -1 -2 2.27 2.11 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 OAK AL 26 RF 44 42 32 369.0 94 87 4 3 0 .968 -1 -2 2.22 2.07 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 OAK AL 26 1B 5 2 1 19.0 26 22 3 1 0 .962 1 51 11.84 5.00 .992 10.04 9.96
1978 NYY AL 26 OF 50 33 22 302.0 108 101 4 3 1 .972 4 14 3.13 2.10 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 NYY AL 26 LF 24 14 12 139.0 51 46 3 2 0 .961 4 32 3.17 2.04 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 NYY AL 26 CF 16 15 7 114.0 42 41 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 3.32 2.63 .984 2.97 2.94
1978 NYY AL 26 RF 12 4 3 49.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 -0 -7 2.39 1.08 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 NYY AL 26 DH 1 0
1979 LAD NL 27 OF 100 77 54 731.0 202 194 4 4 1 .980 -6 -11 2.44 1.98 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 LAD NL 27 CF 61 50 33 450.1 146 142 1 3 0 .979 -3 -7 2.86 2.34 .986 2.82 2.81
1979 LAD NL 27 RF 43 24 19 241.0 57 52 3 2 1 .965 -5 -25 2.05 1.28 .979 2.19 2.18
1979 LAD NL 27 LF 10 3 2 39.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 39 1.82 0.80 .970 2.02 2.00
1979 LAD NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.90
1980 LAD NL 28 OF 31 17 6 159.2 38 36 1 1 0 .974 -1 -9 2.09 1.19 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 LAD NL 28 RF 15 4 1 53.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -23 0.85 0.33 .976 2.05 2.06
1980 LAD NL 28 CF 9 7 3 57.2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.65 1.89 .984 2.82 2.83
1980 LAD NL 28 LF 9 6 2 49.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 0 0 2.76 1.67 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 LAD NL 28 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 9.00 2.00 .990 10.35 10.20
9 Seasons OF 587 486 346 4399.0 1258 1188 32 38 7 .970 3 1 2.50 2.08 .979 2.32 2.31
8 Seasons CF 254 221 145 1916.1 601 575 8 18 2 .970 -12 -7 2.74 2.30 .985 2.78 2.78
8 Seasons RF 207 139 111 1344.1 347 322 14 11 4 .968 -1 -1 2.25 1.62 .976 2.14 2.13
9 Seasons LF 183 126 90 1138.1 314 294 10 10 1 .968 15 16 2.40 1.66 .974 2.03 2.02
9 Seasons 1B 163 90 71 957.2 1084 998 66 20 83 .982 3 4 10.00 6.53 .991 9.90 9.89
1 Season DH 1 0
9 Seasons TOT 750 576 417 5356.2 2342 2186 98 58 90 .975 7 2 3.84 3.05 .984 3.67 3.96
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

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1977 NL  8 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
1977 NL  80.00 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  5 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1977 NL  11 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  4 (5th)
Career  16 (88th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Career  2.52 (93rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1972 NL  born 1951-07-29 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (274th), 7.0 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/7.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1980 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $120,000 ? 2/28/81 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$120,000
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: Gary garry Gary gerry Leah Thomasson

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