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Mike Tyson

Michael Ray Tyson

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 13, 1950 in Rocky Mount, NC
High School: Northern Nash HS (Rocky Mount, NC)
School: Indian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1970 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1972 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1973 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs 1972-1981

Final Game: October 2, 1981 (Age 31)
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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
1972 22 STL NL 13 38 37 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 .189 .211 .216 .427 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 4/6
1973 23 STL NL 144 506 469 48 114 15 4 1 33 2 5 23 66 .243 .279 .299 .577 60 140 9 2 7 5 10 *64
1974 24 STL NL 151 455 422 35 94 14 5 1 37 4 2 22 70 .223 .264 .287 .551 55 121 15 3 4 4 9 *64
1975 25 STL NL 122 402 368 45 98 16 3 2 37 5 2 24 39 .266 .316 .342 .658 80 126 7 3 6 1 4 64/5
1976 26 STL NL 76 264 245 26 70 12 9 3 28 3 1 16 34 .286 .326 .445 .771 117 109 6 0 0 3 5 4
1977 27 STL NL 138 457 418 42 103 15 2 7 57 3 4 30 48 .246 .299 .342 .641 73 143 9 2 5 2 11 *4
1978 28 STL NL 125 405 377 26 88 16 0 3 26 2 0 24 41 .233 .277 .300 .577 62 113 14 0 1 3 7 *4
1979 29 STL NL 75 207 190 18 42 8 2 5 20 2 1 13 28 .221 .272 .363 .635 71 69 5 1 1 2 6 4
1980 30 CHC NL 123 363 341 34 81 19 3 3 23 1 2 15 61 .238 .273 .337 .610 65 115 5 2 4 1 3 *4
1981 31 CHC NL 50 103 92 6 17 2 0 2 8 1 0 7 15 .185 .248 .272 .519 45 25 0 1 2 1 1 4/6
10 Yrs 1017 3200 2959 281 714 118 28 27 269 23 18 175 411 .241 .285 .327 .612 69 969 70 14 30 22 56
162 Game Avg. 162 510 471 45 114 19 4 4 43 4 3 28 65 .241 .285 .327 .612 69 154 11 2 5 4 9
STL (8 yrs) 844 2734 2526 241 616 97 25 22 238 21 16 153 335 .244 .288 .328 .616 70 829 65 11 24 20 52
CHC (2 yrs) 173 466 433 40 98 21 3 5 31 2 2 22 76 .226 .267 .323 .591 61 140 5 3 6 2 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
1972 22 STL NL 13 38 -4 -1 0 1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3 4/6
1973 23 STL NL 144 506 -27 -1 0 -5 9 -24 -2.8 16 -8 -1.2 .481 .483 -0.7 0.4 -3 *64
1974 24 STL NL 151 455 -27 -2 -1 9 9 -12 -1.4 15 2 -0.0 .491 .491 -1.1 1.9 -6 *64
1975 25 STL NL 122 402 -8 0 1 -4 7 -3 -0.4 13 10 0.9 .497 .498 1.2 0.4 13 64/5
1976 26 STL NL 76 264 4 -0 -0 7 2 13 1.5 9 22 2.3 .520 .509 1.5 1.0 15 4
1977 27 STL NL 138 457 -22 -2 1 19 4 0 -0.1 15 15 1.4 .500 .500 -0.7 2.4 -4 $60,000 *4
1978 28 STL NL 125 405 -19 0 -2 -10 4 -27 -3.0 13 -14 -1.7 .476 .481 -0.7 -0.7 -4 *4
1979 29 STL NL 75 207 -10 -0 -1 2 2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .489 .495 -0.3 0.4 -2 4
1980 30 CHC NL 123 363 -15 -1 1 -4 3 -17 -2.0 12 -5 -0.7 .484 .488 -0.3 -0.2 -0 *4
1981 31 CHC NL 50 103 -7 1 1 -6 1 -10 -1.1 4 -6 -0.8 .477 .493 -0.2 -0.5 -1 4/6
10 Seasons 1017 3200 -134 -5 -1 9 41 -90 -10.5 104 14 -0.3 .490 .492 -1.6 5.3 5 $60,000
STL (8 yrs) 844 2734 -112 -5 -3 19 37 -63 -7.4 89 25 1.2 .492 .493 -1.1 5.9 6 $60,000
CHC (2 yrs) 173 466 -22 -0 1 -10 4 -27 -3.1 16 -11 -1.5 .482 .490 -0.4 -0.7 -1

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 STL NL 22 2B 11 10 5 73.0 52 20 31 1 3 .981 2 31 6.29 4.64 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 STL NL 22 SS 2 2 2 18.0 13 6 5 2 1 .846 -1 -87 5.50 5.50 .967 5.05 5.05
1973 STL NL 23 SS 128 123 98 1076.0 587 202 352 33 68 .944 -4 -5 4.63 4.33 .961 4.93 4.93
1973 STL NL 23 2B 16 14 13 124.1 86 37 49 0 12 1.000 -0 -4 6.23 5.38 .980 5.52 5.52
1974 STL NL 24 SS 143 134 77 1104.1 671 231 410 30 108 .955 8 8 5.22 4.48 .961 4.97 4.97
1974 STL NL 24 2B 12 8 2 70.0 41 16 24 1 7 .976 1 17 5.14 3.33 .973 5.46 5.47
1975 STL NL 25 SS 95 84 66 749.0 412 154 246 12 44 .971 -6 -10 4.81 4.21 .963 4.99 4.99
1975 STL NL 25 2B 24 16 10 148.0 89 29 57 3 8 .966 2 20 5.23 3.58 .975 5.54 5.54
1975 STL NL 25 3B 5 2 1 23.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.28 1.20 .945 2.97 2.96
1976 STL NL 26 2B 74 72 63 611.2 407 158 237 12 54 .971 7 14 5.81 5.34 .975 5.48 5.47
1977 STL NL 27 2B 135 128 103 1097.0 705 267 423 15 99 .979 19 21 5.66 5.11 .977 5.24 5.24
1978 STL NL 28 2B 124 115 92 986.2 565 246 306 13 78 .977 -10 -12 5.04 4.45 .977 5.30 5.25
1979 STL NL 29 2B 71 57 32 493.2 317 125 184 8 42 .975 2 4 5.63 4.35 .979 5.42 5.40
1980 CHC NL 30 2B 117 104 62 862.1 569 222 329 18 69 .968 -4 -6 5.75 4.71 .980 5.49 5.49
1981 CHC NL 31 2B 36 23 14 211.1 134 50 76 8 14 .940 -6 -31 5.37 3.50 .982 5.52 5.54
1981 CHC NL 31 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.10
10 Seasons 2B 620 547 396 4678.0 2965 1170 1716 79 386 .973 13 3 5.55 4.65 .978 5.38 5.38
5 Seasons SS 369 343 243 2948.1 1683 593 1013 77 221 .954 -4 -2 4.90 4.35 .962 4.96 4.96
1 Season 3B 5 2 1 23.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.28 1.20 .945 2.97 2.96
10 Seasons TOT 994 892 640 7650.0 4654 1764 2734 156 607 .966 9 1 5.29 4.53 .972 5.21 5.21
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1974 NL  1.9 (7th)
1977 NL  2.4 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1973 NL  33 (2nd)
1974 NL  31 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1977 NL  19 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1978 NL  124 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  423 (4th)
1978 NL  306 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  15 (4th)
1978 NL  13 (4th)
1980 NL  18 (2nd)
1981 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  99 (3rd)
1978 NL  78 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1973 NL  33 (1st)
1974 NL  30 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1974 NL  108 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1976 NL  7 (2nd)
1977 NL  19 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1977 NL  5.66 (2nd)
1980 NL  5.75 (4th)
Career  5.52 (12th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1977 NL  5.11 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1978 NL  .977 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1974 NL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1974 NL  5.22 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2458), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1279), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (394th), -0.3 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/1.6 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197727St. Louis Cardinals$60,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$60,000
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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