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Milt Thompson

Milton Bernard Thompson

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 5, 1959 in Washington, DC
High School: Magruder HS (Rockville, MD)
School: Howard University (Washington, DC)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 1979 amateur draft (January). Player signed January 12, 1979. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1984 (Age 25.243)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/Astros/Braves/Dodgers/... 1984-1996

Final Game: July 28, 1996 (Age 37.205)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1035. Dave Hollins… #1036. Jose Guillen… #1037. Carlos Santana… #1038. MILT THOMPSON… #1039. Kevin Bass… #1040. Corey Hart… #1041. Dean Palmer… 

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
1984 25 ATL NL 25 111 99 16 30 1 0 2 4 14 2 11 11 .303 .373 .374 .746 105 37 1 0 1 0 1 7
1985 26 ATL NL 73 193 182 17 55 7 2 0 6 9 4 7 36 .302 .339 .363 .701 93 66 1 3 1 0 0 97/8
1986 27 PHI NL 96 332 299 38 75 7 1 6 23 19 4 26 62 .251 .311 .341 .652 78 102 4 1 4 2 1 8
1987 28 PHI NL 150 575 527 86 159 26 9 7 43 46 10 42 87 .302 .351 .425 .776 103 224 5 0 3 3 2 *8/79 MVP-17
1988 29 PHI NL 122 423 378 53 109 16 2 2 33 17 9 39 59 .288 .354 .357 .711 105 135 8 1 2 3 6 *8/9
1989 30 STL NL 155 591 545 60 158 28 8 4 68 27 8 39 91 .290 .340 .393 .733 107 214 12 4 0 3 5 *87/9 MVP-17
1990 31 STL NL 135 463 418 42 91 14 7 6 30 25 5 39 60 .218 .292 .328 .620 71 137 4 5 1 0 5 *987
1991 32 STL NL 115 361 326 55 100 16 5 6 34 16 9 32 53 .307 .368 .442 .809 127 144 4 0 2 1 7 789
1992 33 STL NL 109 226 208 31 61 9 1 4 17 18 6 16 39 .293 .350 .404 .753 116 84 3 2 0 0 3 79/8
1993 34 PHI NL 129 387 340 42 89 14 2 4 44 9 4 40 57 .262 .341 .350 .691 88 119 8 2 3 2 9 7/89
1994 35 TOT NL 96 270 241 34 66 7 0 4 33 9 2 24 30 .274 .346 .353 .698 82 85 6 3 1 1 4 *78/9
1994 35 PHI NL 87 248 220 29 60 7 0 3 30 7 2 23 28 .273 .348 .345 .694 81 76 5 3 1 1 4 *78
1994 35 HOU NL 9 22 21 5 6 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 2 .286 .318 .429 .747 97 9 1 0 0 0 0 /9
1995 36 HOU NL 92 150 132 14 29 9 0 2 19 4 2 14 37 .220 .297 .333 .631 72 44 3 1 2 1 3 97/8
1996 37 TOT NL 62 73 66 3 7 2 0 0 3 1 1 7 13 .106 .192 .136 .328 -11 9 1 0 0 0 0 7
1996 37 LAD NL 48 57 51 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 10 .118 .211 .137 .348 -3 7 1 0 0 0 0 7
1996 37 COL NL 14 16 15 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .133 .258 -37 2 0 0 0 0 0 /7
13 Yrs 1359 4155 3761 491 1029 156 37 47 357 214 66 336 635 .274 .335 .372 .708 94 1400 60 22 20 16 46
162 Game Avg. 162 495 448 59 123 19 4 6 43 26 8 40 76 .274 .335 .372 .708 94 167 7 3 2 2 5
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
PHI (5 yrs) 584 1965 1764 248 492 70 14 22 173 98 29 170 293 .279 .343 .372 .715 93 656 30 7 13 11 22
STL (4 yrs) 514 1641 1497 188 410 67 21 20 149 86 28 126 243 .274 .334 .387 .721 102 579 23 11 3 4 20
ATL (2 yrs) 98 304 281 33 85 8 2 2 10 23 6 18 47 .302 .351 .367 .718 97 103 2 3 2 0 1
HOU (2 yrs) 101 172 153 19 35 9 0 3 22 6 2 15 39 .229 .300 .346 .646 76 53 4 1 2 1 3
COL (1 yr) 14 16 15 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .133 .258 -37 2 0 0 0 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 48 57 51 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 10 .118 .211 .137 .348 -3 7 1 0 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
1984 25 ATL NL 25 111 3 2 -0 -1 -1 3 0.4 4 7 0.7 .515 .502 0.8 -0.2 8 7
1985 26 ATL NL 73 193 -1 -0 1 2 -2 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.3 -0.0 4 97/8
1986 27 PHI NL 96 332 -8 2 1 1 1 -3 -0.4 11 8 0.8 .496 .498 0.6 0.2 7 $95,000 8
1987 28 PHI NL 150 575 2 6 4 7 1 20 2.1 20 40 4.0 .514 .513 3.2 0.9 33 $140,000 *8/79 MVP-17
1988 29 PHI NL 122 423 2 0 1 -1 1 3 0.3 14 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.9 -0.1 19 $240,000 *8/9
1989 30 STL NL 155 591 2 2 0 16 1 22 2.3 19 41 4.2 .516 .515 2.3 1.9 24 $505,000 *87/9 MVP-17
1990 31 STL NL 135 463 -16 3 4 7 -4 -7 -0.7 15 8 0.7 .494 .495 -0.2 0.4 1 $866,667 *987
1991 32 STL NL 115 361 11 1 2 12 -3 23 2.5 12 34 3.7 .522 .516 2.2 1.0 22 $1,516,667 789
1992 33 STL NL 109 226 9 1 0 3 -2 12 1.4 7 19 2.1 .513 .509 1.6 0.2 15 $1,616,667 79/8
1993 34 PHI NL 129 387 -3 1 1 4 -3 -1 -0.0 12 11 1.1 .500 .500 0.6 0.1 8 $1,475,000 7/89
1994 35 PHI NL 87 248 -7 0 1 -1 -2 -9 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .489 .494 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $1,375,000 *78
1994 35 HOU NL 9 22 -0 1 1 1 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .527 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /9
1995 36 HOU NL 92 150 -4 -1 1 -0 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.2 .493 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $525,000 97/8
1996 37 LAD NL 48 57 -6 -1 0 -0 -0 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .485 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $300,000 7
1996 37 COL NL 14 16 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .462 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $145,000 /7
13 Seasons 1359 4155 -21 17 16 49 -15 47 5.2 135 182 18.7 .504 .504 12.4 3.7 133 $8,800,001
PHI (5 yrs) 584 1965 -15 9 8 11 -3 11 1.0 65 76 7.6 .502 .502 6.1 0.8 65 $3,325,000
STL (4 yrs) 514 1641 6 7 5 39 -8 49 5.5 52 102 10.7 .511 .509 5.9 3.5 63 $4,505,001
ATL (2 yrs) 98 304 2 2 1 1 -3 3 0.3 10 13 1.3 .503 .500 1.1 -0.2 12
HOU (2 yrs) 101 172 -5 -0 2 1 -1 -4 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .496 .497 0.0 -0.0 1 $525,000
COL (1 yr) 14 16 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .462 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $145,000
LAD (1 yr) 48 57 -6 -1 0 -0 -0 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .485 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $300,000

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 34 PHI NL NLCS ATL W 6 14 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231 .286 .308 .593 4 0 0 0 0 1
1993 34 PHI NL WS TOR L 6 18 17 3 5 1 1 1 6 0 0 1 2 .294 .333 .647 .980 11 1 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 12 32 30 5 8 2 1 1 6 0 0 2 4 .267 .313 .500 .813 15 1 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 6 14 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231 .286 .308 .593 4 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 6 18 17 3 5 1 1 1 6 0 0 1 2 .294 .333 .647 .980 11 1 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
1984 ATL NL 25 LF 25 23 23 214.0 47 39 6 2 1 .957 -1 -4 1.89 1.80 .971 2.03 2.02
1984 ATL NL 25 OF 25 23 23 214.0 45 37 6 2 1 .956 -1 -4 1.81 1.72 .979 2.27 2.26
1985 ATL NL 26 OF 49 36 17 310.2 83 78 2 3 0 .964 2 7 2.32 1.63 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 ATL NL 26 RF 27 16 8 146.1 34 31 2 1 0 .971 1 6 2.03 1.22 .978 2.01 2.01
1985 ATL NL 26 LF 23 20 9 156.1 46 44 0 2 0 .957 0 4 2.53 1.91 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 ATL NL 26 CF 5 0 0 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 75 4.50 0.80 .980 2.70 2.66
1986 PHI NL 27 CF 89 69 63 649.0 213 210 1 2 1 .991 1 2 2.93 2.37 .984 2.59 2.59
1986 PHI NL 27 OF 89 69 63 649.0 215 212 1 2 1 .991 1 2 2.95 2.39 .979 2.19 2.19
1987 PHI NL 28 OF 146 124 105 1116.1 362 354 4 4 1 .989 7 8 2.89 2.45 .981 2.19 2.18 MVP-17
1987 PHI NL 28 CF 145 123 105 1107.1 350 343 3 4 1 .989 7 8 2.81 2.39 .984 2.53 2.52 MVP-17
1987 PHI NL 28 LF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 160 6.00 2.00 .980 2.10 2.00 MVP-17
1987 PHI NL 28 RF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 1.50 1.00 .980 1.95 2.00 MVP-17
1988 PHI NL 29 CF 112 96 72 839.1 283 273 5 5 1 .982 -2 -2 2.98 2.48 .986 2.66 2.67
1988 PHI NL 29 OF 112 96 72 843.2 288 278 5 5 1 .983 -1 -1 3.02 2.53 .982 2.28 2.29
1988 PHI NL 29 RF 5 0 0 4.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 249 6.23 0.60 .980 2.08 2.06
1989 STL NL 30 OF 147 139 127 1218.1 361 348 5 8 1 .978 16 16 2.61 2.40 .981 2.32 2.32 MVP-17
1989 STL NL 30 CF 123 117 110 1022.0 320 308 5 7 1 .978 14 17 2.76 2.54 .985 2.69 2.70 MVP-17
1989 STL NL 30 LF 23 22 17 190.2 43 41 1 1 0 .977 2 9 1.98 1.83 .981 2.15 2.15 MVP-17
1989 STL NL 30 RF 3 0 0 5.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 148 6.35 1.33 .978 2.06 2.13 MVP-17
1990 STL NL 31 OF 116 105 88 933.0 243 232 4 7 0 .971 7 9 2.28 2.03 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 STL NL 31 RF 96 86 74 772.2 194 187 2 5 0 .974 8 12 2.20 1.97 .981 2.22 2.20
1990 STL NL 31 CF 14 11 8 88.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 2.97 2.07 .984 2.74 2.73
1990 STL NL 31 LF 12 8 6 72.1 19 15 2 2 0 .895 -1 -18 2.12 1.42 .979 2.19 2.18
1991 STL NL 32 OF 91 76 69 714.2 217 207 8 2 1 .991 12 20 2.71 2.36 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 STL NL 32 LF 72 64 59 578.2 170 163 5 2 0 .988 8 17 2.61 2.33 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 STL NL 32 CF 12 6 4 65.0 27 24 3 0 1 1.000 1 26 3.74 2.25 .985 2.59 2.58
1991 STL NL 32 RF 11 6 6 71.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 3 44 2.41 1.73 .980 2.07 2.05
1992 STL NL 33 OF 45 38 17 338.1 77 74 1 2 1 .974 3 12 2.00 1.67 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 STL NL 33 LF 35 29 12 252.1 63 61 1 1 1 .984 4 18 2.21 1.77 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 STL NL 33 RF 11 9 5 83.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -9 1.30 1.09 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 STL NL 33 CF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .990 2.70 2.80
1993 PHI NL 34 OF 106 79 69 764.0 169 162 6 1 1 .994 4 6 1.98 1.58 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 PHI NL 34 LF 101 78 68 745.0 169 162 6 1 1 .994 3 5 2.03 1.66 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 PHI NL 34 CF 4 0 0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -24 0.00 0.00 2.79 2.72
1993 PHI NL 34 RF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1 133 3.00 3.00 .977 2.20 2.20
1994 TOT NL 35 OF 85 61 44 563.1 128 126 2 0 1 1.000 1 1 2.04 1.51 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 PHI NL 35 OF 79 56 43 525.1 120 119 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -2 2.06 1.52 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 PHI NL 35 LF 72 45 36 434.1 91 90 1 0 1 1.000 1 3 1.89 1.26 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 PHI NL 35 CF 12 11 7 91.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -24 2.87 2.42 .982 2.63 2.61
1994 HOU NL 35 OF 6 5 1 38.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 44 1.89 1.33 .980 2.25 2.23
1994 HOU NL 35 RF 6 5 1 38.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 44 1.89 1.33 .975 2.18 2.17
1995 HOU NL 36 OF 34 16 11 189.0 48 45 2 1 1 .979 -0 -1 2.24 1.38 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 HOU NL 36 RF 21 12 8 120.0 28 26 1 1 1 .964 0 3 2.02 1.29 .978 2.08 2.07
1995 HOU NL 36 LF 15 3 2 56.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.73 1.13 .972 1.86 1.86
1995 HOU NL 36 CF 1 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -28 1.38 2.00 .985 2.49 2.50
1996 TOT NL 37 LF 18 7 4 81.1 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -32 1.66 0.83 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 TOT NL 37 OF 18 7 4 81.1 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -32 1.66 0.83 .978 2.14 2.12
1996 LAD NL 37 LF 17 6 4 74.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.57 0.76 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 LAD NL 37 OF 17 6 4 74.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.57 0.76 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 COL NL 37 LF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -326 2.57 2.00 .975 1.80 1.80
1996 COL NL 37 OF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -326 2.57 2.00 .980 2.19 2.10
13 Seasons OF 1063 869 709 7935.2 2251 2168 46 37 10 .984 49 7 2.51 2.08 .981 2.28 2.27
11 Seasons CF 518 434 370 3895.2 1258 1223 17 18 5 .986 21 7 2.86 2.39 .985 2.62 2.62
11 Seasons LF 397 299 236 2784.0 682 648 23 11 4 .984 14 6 2.17 1.69 .978 2.07 2.05
10 Seasons RF 182 136 103 1256.0 307 292 7 8 2 .974 14 13 2.14 1.64 .980 2.16 2.13
13 Seasons TOT 1063 869 709 7935.2 2251 2168 46 37 10 .984 49 7 2.51 2.08 .981 2.28 2.27
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1987 NL (17, 1%)
1989 NL (17, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1989 NL  1.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1987 NL  .302 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1987 NL  9 (6th)
1989 NL  8 (6th)
1990 NL  7 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1987 NL  46 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1989 NL  118 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
1984 NL  87.50 (3rd)
1986 NL  82.61 (8th)
1987 NL  82.14 (10th)
1990 NL  83.33 (9th)
1994 NL  81.82 (10th)
Career  76.43 (130th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 NL  1 (4th)
1994 NL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  145 (2nd)
1989 NL  123 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  343 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  5 (4th)
1989 NL  7 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  1 (5th)
1988 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 NL  5 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  354 (2nd)
1989 NL  348 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1989 NL  8 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  14 (96th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  7 (3rd)
1989 NL  14 (1st)
Career  21 (67th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1986 NL  2.93 (1st)
1987 NL  2.81 (2nd)
1988 NL  2.98 (1st)
1989 NL  2.76 (4th)
Career  2.86 (25th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 NL  2.37 (5th)
1987 NL  2.39 (3rd)
1988 NL  2.48 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 NL  .989 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 NL  8 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1989 NL  17 (4th)
Career  50 (70th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1986 NL  2.95 (1st)
1987 NL  2.89 (2nd)
1988 NL  3.02 (1st)
1991 NL  2.71 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1986 NL  2.39 (4th)
1987 NL  2.45 (2nd)
1988 NL  2.53 (5th)
1991 NL  2.36 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1987 NL  .989 (3rd)
1994 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1527), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (141st), 18.7 career WAR/17.7 7yr-peak WAR/18.2 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
1986 27 Philadelphia Phillies $95,000 ?
27 Pittsburgh Pirates $95,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 28 Philadelphia Phillies $140,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 29 Philadelphia Phillies $240,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 30 St. Louis Cardinals $505,000* ?
1990 31 St. Louis Cardinals $866,667 ? USA Today
1991 32 St. Louis Cardinals $1,516,667 ? USA Today survey
1992 33 St. Louis Cardinals $1,616,667 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 34 Philadelphia Phillies $1,475,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $175,000 signing bonus, $100,000 earned bonus
34 St. Louis Cardinals $300,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Buyout of option year in previous contract
1994 35 Philadelphia Phillies $1,375,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $175,000 signing bonus
1995 36 Houston Astros $525,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 37 Los Angeles Dodgers $300,000 ? 4/10/96 Baseball Weekly survey
37 Colorado Rockies $145,000 ? 4/10/96 Baseball Weekly survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,195,001
Disputed Salaries
*1989 - $480,000 - 11/1/89 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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