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Dickie Thon

Richard William Thon

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June 20, 1958 in South Bend, IN
Signed
by the California Angels as an amateur free agent in 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 1979 (Age 20.336)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Phillies/Angels/Rangers/Padres/... 1979-1993
Agents: Bill Landman,Tom Reich [*]
Final Game: October 3, 1993 (Age 35.105)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #825. Chico Carrasquel… #826. Ron LeFlore… #827. Deron Johnson… #828. DICKIE THON… #829. Rube Bressler… #830. Bernard Gilkey… #831. Donn Clendenon… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1979 21 CAL AL 35 62 56 6 19 3 0 0 8 0 0 5 10 .339 .393 .393 .786 118 22 2 0 1 0 0 4/6D5
1980 22 CAL AL 80 285 267 32 68 12 2 0 15 7 5 10 28 .255 .282 .315 .597 66 84 5 1 5 2 0 64D5/3
1981 23 HOU NL 49 105 95 13 26 6 0 0 3 6 1 9 13 .274 .337 .337 .673 96 32 3 0 1 0 1 46/5
1982 24 HOU NL 136 540 496 73 137 31 10 3 36 37 8 37 48 .276 .327 .397 .724 110 197 4 1 5 1 2 *6/54
1983 ★ 25 HOU NL 154 686 619 81 177 28 9 20 79 34 16 54 73 .286 .341 .457 .798 127 283 12 2 3 8 10 *6 AS,MVP-7,SS
1984 26 HOU NL 5 18 17 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 .353 .389 .471 .859 150 8 1 1 0 0 0 /6
1985 27 HOU NL 84 272 251 26 63 6 1 6 29 8 3 18 50 .251 .299 .355 .653 85 89 2 0 1 2 4 6
1986 28 HOU NL 106 309 278 24 69 13 1 3 21 6 5 29 49 .248 .318 .335 .653 83 93 8 0 1 1 5 6
1987 29 HOU NL 32 83 66 6 14 1 0 1 3 3 0 16 13 .212 .366 .273 .639 76 18 1 0 1 0 3 6
1988 30 SDP NL 95 296 258 36 68 12 2 1 18 19 4 33 49 .264 .347 .337 .684 99 87 4 1 2 2 0 6/45
1989 31 PHI NL 136 472 435 45 118 18 4 15 60 6 3 33 81 .271 .321 .434 .755 116 189 6 0 1 3 6 *6
1990 32 PHI NL 149 595 552 54 141 20 4 8 48 12 5 37 77 .255 .305 .350 .654 81 193 14 3 1 2 10 *6
1991 33 PHI NL 146 570 539 44 136 18 4 9 44 11 5 25 84 .252 .283 .351 .634 79 189 9 0 2 4 6 *6
1992 34 TEX AL 95 303 275 30 68 15 3 4 37 12 2 20 40 .247 .293 .367 .661 87 101 2 0 3 5 1 6
1993 35 MIL AL 85 275 245 23 66 10 1 1 33 6 5 22 39 .269 .324 .331 .654 78 81 4 0 3 5 3 654D
15 Yrs 1387 4871 4449 496 1176 193 42 71 435 167 63 348 658 .264 .317 .374 .691 95 1666 77 9 30 35 51
162 Game Avg. 162 569 520 58 137 23 5 8 51 20 7 41 77 .264 .317 .374 .691 95 195 9 1 4 4 6
HOU (7 yrs) 566 2013 1822 226 492 85 22 33 172 94 34 163 250 .270 .329 .395 .725 106 720 31 4 12 12 25
PHI (3 yrs) 431 1637 1526 143 395 56 12 32 152 29 13 95 242 .259 .302 .374 .676 90 571 29 3 4 9 22
CAL (2 yrs) 115 347 323 38 87 15 2 0 23 7 5 15 38 .269 .302 .328 .630 75 106 7 1 6 2 0
TEX (1 yr) 95 303 275 30 68 15 3 4 37 12 2 20 40 .247 .293 .367 .661 87 101 2 0 3 5 1
SDP (1 yr) 95 296 258 36 68 12 2 1 18 19 4 33 49 .264 .347 .337 .684 99 87 4 1 2 2 0
MIL (1 yr) 85 275 245 23 66 10 1 1 33 6 5 22 39 .269 .324 .331 .654 78 81 4 0 3 5 3
NL (11 yrs) 1092 3946 3606 405 955 153 36 66 342 142 51 291 541 .265 .319 .382 .701 99 1378 64 8 18 23 47
AL (4 yrs) 295 925 843 91 221 40 6 5 93 25 12 57 117 .262 .306 .342 .647 80 288 13 1 12 12 4

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
1979 21 CAL AL 35 62 1 0 -0 -4 1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.4 -0.3 4 4/6D5
1980 22 CAL AL 80 285 -8 0 -0 -8 1 -15 -1.5 10 -6 -0.6 .480 .490 0.1 -0.6 2 64D5/3
1981 23 HOU NL 49 105 -0 1 -0 -4 2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.6 -0.2 6 46/5
1982 24 HOU NL 136 540 10 6 1 13 8 38 4.3 18 56 6.1 .531 .526 4.5 2.4 43 *6/54
1983 ★ 25 HOU NL 154 686 17 2 0 19 10 48 5.1 22 70 7.4 .534 .533 5.2 3.1 52 *6 AS,MVP-7,SS
1984 26 HOU NL 5 18 1 -0 -0 -0 0 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.2 0.0 1 /6
1985 27 HOU NL 84 272 -4 -1 1 -2 4 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.9 .499 .499 1.0 0.3 10 $675,000 6
1986 28 HOU NL 106 309 -7 -1 0 4 5 1 0.1 11 11 1.2 .501 .501 0.7 1.0 7 $600,000 6
1987 29 HOU NL 32 83 -2 1 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.2 0.1 3 $675,000 6
1988 30 SDP NL 95 296 4 3 1 -2 4 10 1.1 10 20 2.1 .512 .507 2.4 0.2 22 $200,000 6/45
1989 31 PHI NL 136 472 7 0 -0 -6 7 7 0.7 15 22 2.2 .506 .505 2.9 0.0 29 $600,000 *6
1990 32 PHI NL 149 595 -13 -1 1 1 9 -3 -0.3 19 16 1.6 .498 .498 1.2 1.1 15 $1,100,000 *6
1991 33 PHI NL 146 570 -13 -1 -0 -3 9 -8 -0.9 18 10 0.9 .494 .495 1.1 0.6 14 $1,250,000 *6
1992 34 TEX AL 95 303 -7 2 3 0 5 3 0.3 11 14 1.4 .503 .502 1.4 0.6 14 $600,000 6
1993 35 MIL AL 85 275 -7 -2 1 -2 1 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.2 .490 .495 0.4 -0.1 4 $250,000 654D
15 Seasons 1387 4871 -21 10 6 7 68 68 7.7 164 232 23.9 .506 .506 22.3 8.2 226 $5,950,000
HOU (7 yrs) 566 2013 14 8 2 30 30 84 9.2 68 152 16.0 .516 .515 12.3 6.6 122 $1,950,000
PHI (3 yrs) 431 1637 -19 -1 0 -8 25 -4 -0.5 53 49 4.7 .499 .499 5.3 1.8 57 $2,950,000
CAL (2 yrs) 115 347 -7 0 -1 -11 2 -17 -1.7 12 -5 -0.6 .485 .493 0.6 -0.9 6
TEX (1 yr) 95 303 -7 2 3 0 5 3 0.3 11 14 1.4 .503 .502 1.4 0.6 14 $600,000
SDP (1 yr) 95 296 4 3 1 -2 4 10 1.1 10 20 2.1 .512 .507 2.4 0.2 22 $200,000
MIL (1 yr) 85 275 -7 -2 1 -2 1 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.2 .490 .495 0.4 -0.1 4 $250,000

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
1979 21 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 23 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 4 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0 0
1986 28 HOU NL NLCS NYM L 6 12 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 6 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 11 24 23 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .217 .250 .348 .598 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 4 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 6 12 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 6 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
1979 CAL AL 21 2B 24 10 8 125.0 78 34 38 6 12 .923 -2 -16 5.18 3.00 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 CAL AL 21 SS 8 2 2 24.1 13 3 8 2 1 .846 -2 -94 4.07 1.38 .965 4.99 4.95
1979 CAL AL 21 DH 2 0
1979 CAL AL 21 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1980 CAL AL 22 SS 22 22 19 186.0 97 24 66 7 12 .928 -4 -26 4.35 4.09 .963 4.99 4.98
1980 CAL AL 22 2B 21 18 13 164.2 86 39 46 1 15 .988 -3 -22 4.65 4.05 .981 5.60 5.58
1980 CAL AL 22 DH 15 14
1980 CAL AL 22 3B 10 7 7 72.0 22 4 16 2 1 .909 -0 -7 2.50 2.00 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 CAL AL 22 1B 1 0 0 2.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10.12 3.00 .993 10.12 10.00
1981 HOU NL 23 2B 28 18 11 170.2 80 37 39 4 10 .950 -4 -25 4.01 2.71 .982 5.52 5.54
1981 HOU NL 23 SS 13 5 4 54.2 31 12 17 2 2 .935 -1 -24 4.77 2.23 .960 5.10 5.12
1981 HOU NL 23 3B 5 2 2 27.1 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1 40 3.62 2.20 .948 2.83 2.84
1982 HOU NL 24 SS 119 114 110 1018.1 591 177 399 15 80 .975 15 17 5.09 4.84 .967 5.01 5.02
1982 HOU NL 24 3B 8 6 6 57.1 21 6 13 2 2 .905 -1 -25 2.98 2.38 .951 2.76 2.78
1982 HOU NL 24 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1983 HOU NL 25 SS 154 154 150 1382.1 819 258 533 28 114 .966 19 16 5.15 5.14 .967 4.85 4.83 AS,MVP-7,SS
1984 HOU NL 26 SS 5 5 4 39.0 21 8 13 0 1 1.000 -0 -3 4.85 4.20 .965 4.87 4.86
1985 HOU NL 27 SS 79 68 57 606.0 335 106 218 11 48 .967 -2 -4 4.81 4.10 .963 4.88 4.88
1986 HOU NL 28 SS 104 76 59 702.0 362 142 210 10 39 .972 4 7 4.51 3.38 .963 4.75 4.76
1987 HOU NL 29 SS 31 18 15 178.2 80 21 53 6 7 .925 -1 -4 3.73 2.39 .965 4.72 4.69
1988 SDP NL 30 SS 70 62 55 549.1 262 82 168 12 28 .954 -2 -4 4.10 3.57 .967 4.63 4.64
1988 SDP NL 30 2B 2 1 1 10.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -84 3.60 2.00 .980 5.22 5.25
1988 SDP NL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .950 2.70 2.80
1989 PHI NL 31 SS 129 118 100 1024.0 570 174 380 16 65 .972 -6 -8 4.87 4.29 .966 4.51 4.52
1990 PHI NL 32 SS 148 141 135 1262.0 686 222 439 25 86 .964 1 1 4.71 4.47 .967 4.59 4.56
1991 PHI NL 33 SS 146 143 134 1277.0 667 234 412 21 65 .969 -3 -3 4.55 4.42 .966 4.67 4.65
1992 TEX AL 34 SS 87 75 56 678.2 357 117 225 15 38 .958 0 1 4.54 3.93 .969 4.71 4.69
1993 MIL AL 35 SS 28 19 14 176.1 88 28 57 3 8 .966 -3 -19 4.34 3.04 .973 4.69 4.64
1993 MIL AL 35 3B 25 16 12 153.1 43 12 30 1 2 .977 5 37 2.47 1.68 .951 2.69 2.66
1993 MIL AL 35 2B 22 14 7 126.0 75 40 32 3 9 .960 -4 -33 5.14 3.27 .981 5.15 5.11
1993 MIL AL 35 DH 14 10
15 Seasons SS 1143 1022 914 9158.2 4979 1608 3198 173 594 .965 15 2 4.72 4.20 .966 4.74 4.73
6 Seasons 2B 98 61 40 598.1 323 152 157 14 47 .957 -13 -25 4.65 3.15 .980 5.46 5.42
6 Seasons 3B 50 31 27 313.0 99 27 67 5 6 .949 4 16 2.70 1.88 .951 2.79 2.77
3 Seasons DH 31 24
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10.12 3.00 .993 10.12 10.00
15 Seasons TOT 1292 1114 981 10072.2 5404 1790 3422 192 647 .964 7 1 4.66 4.03 .967 4.72 4.71
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (7, 20%)
0.20 Career Shares (753rd)

Silver Sluggers
1983 NL (SS)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1982 NL  6.1 (9th)
1983 NL  7.4 (2nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1982 NL  6.1 (6th)
1983 NL  7.4 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1983 NL  5.2 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1982 NL  2.4 (3rd)
1983 NL  3.1 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1983 NL  619 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1983 NL  686 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  177 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1983 NL  283 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
1982 NL  10 (1st)
1983 NL  9 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1982 NL  37 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1983 NL  120 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1983 NL  95 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  57 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1983 NL  233 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1983 NL  8 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1990 NL  14 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1983 NL  16 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
1982 NL  82.22 (7th)
1988 NL  82.61 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1983 NL  25.2 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1983 NL  481 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1983 NL  533 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1983 NL  28 (5th)
1990 NL  25 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1983 NL  19 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1983 NL  154 (4th)
1990 NL  148 (3rd)
1991 NL  146 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1983 NL  258 (3rd)
1990 NL  222 (4th)
1991 NL  234 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1983 NL  533 (1st)
1990 NL  439 (3rd)
1991 NL  412 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1983 NL  28 (3rd)
1990 NL  25 (3rd)
1991 NL  21 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  80 (4th)
1983 NL  114 (2nd)
1990 NL  86 (1st)
1991 NL  65 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  15 (2nd)
1983 NL  19 (1st)
Career  15 (91st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1982 NL  5.09 (5th)
1983 NL  5.15 (3rd)
1989 NL  4.87 (3rd)
1990 NL  4.71 (3rd)
Career  4.72 (52nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  4.84 (4th)
1983 NL  5.14 (2nd)
1990 NL  4.47 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1982 NL  .975 (4th)
1983 NL  .966 (5th)
1991 NL  .969 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (933), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (90th), 23.9 career WAR/22.0 7yr-peak WAR/23.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1985 27 Houston Astros $675,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 28 Houston Astros $600,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 29 Houston Astros $675,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 30 San Diego Padres $200,000* ?
1989 31 Philadelphia Phillies $600,000* ?
1990 32 Philadelphia Phillies $1,100,000 ? USA Today
1991 33 Philadelphia Phillies $1,250,000 ? 3/4/91 TSN Arbitration loss; $1,700,000 request
1992 34 Texas Rangers $600,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 35 Milwaukee Brewers $250,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,950,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $300,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $525,000 - 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.

Name Translations

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French: Dickie Thon statistiques

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