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Bobby Valentine

Robert John Valentine (twitter: @BobbyValentine)

Positions: Shortstop, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: May 13, 1950 in Stamford, CT
High School: Rippowan HS (Stamford, CT)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1969 (Age 19.112)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Angels/Mets/Padres/Mariners 1969-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 29.140)
Relatives: Son-In-Law of Ralph Branca
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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
1969 19 LAD NL 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 21 LAD NL 101 307 281 32 70 10 2 1 25 5 3 15 20 .249 .287 .310 .597 74 87 9 2 4 5 0 654/98
1972 22 LAD NL 119 434 391 42 107 11 2 3 32 5 5 27 33 .274 .319 .335 .654 88 131 11 2 8 6 2 456/879
1973 23 CAL AL 32 136 126 12 38 5 2 1 13 6 1 5 9 .302 .323 .397 .720 111 50 1 0 3 2 0 6/87
1974 24 CAL AL 117 414 371 39 97 10 3 3 39 8 5 25 25 .261 .308 .329 .637 89 122 7 3 8 7 0 765/D4
1975 25 TOT MLB 33 86 72 6 18 2 0 1 6 1 2 8 3 .250 .321 .319 .641 88 23 1 1 2 3 0 D/7359
1975 25 CAL AL 26 66 57 5 16 2 0 0 5 0 2 4 3 .281 .323 .316 .639 88 18 1 1 1 3 0 D/3579
1975 25 SDP NL 7 20 15 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 .133 .316 .333 .649 86 5 0 0 1 0 0 /7
1976 26 SDP NL 15 57 49 3 18 4 0 0 4 0 1 6 2 .367 .436 .449 .885 162 22 2 0 2 0 0 /793
1977 27 TOT NL 86 165 150 13 23 4 0 2 13 0 0 13 19 .153 .220 .220 .440 23 33 7 0 1 1 1 635
1977 27 SDP NL 44 75 67 5 12 3 0 1 10 0 0 7 10 .179 .253 .269 .522 48 18 3 0 0 1 1 56/3
1977 27 NYM NL 42 90 83 8 11 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 9 .133 .191 .181 .372 3 15 4 0 1 0 0 36/5
1978 28 NYM NL 69 188 160 17 43 7 0 1 18 1 1 19 18 .269 .346 .331 .677 94 53 7 1 6 2 1 4/5
1979 29 SEA AL 62 122 98 9 27 6 0 0 7 1 2 22 5 .276 .405 .337 .742 102 33 4 0 1 1 1 6/97452D
10 Yrs 639 1909 1698 176 441 59 9 12 157 27 20 140 134 .260 .315 .326 .641 85 554 49 9 35 27 5
162 Game Avg. 162 484 430 45 112 15 2 3 40 7 5 35 34 .260 .315 .326 .641 85 140 12 2 9 7 1
LAD (3 yrs) 225 741 672 77 177 21 4 4 57 10 8 42 53 .263 .306 .324 .630 82 218 20 4 12 11 2
SDP (3 yrs) 66 152 131 9 32 7 0 2 15 1 1 17 12 .244 .329 .344 .672 94 45 5 0 3 1 1
CAL (3 yrs) 175 616 554 56 151 17 5 4 57 14 8 34 37 .273 .313 .343 .656 94 190 9 4 12 12 0
NYM (2 yrs) 111 278 243 25 54 8 0 2 21 1 1 25 27 .222 .295 .280 .575 63 68 11 1 7 2 1
SEA (1 yr) 62 122 98 9 27 6 0 0 7 1 2 22 5 .276 .405 .337 .742 102 33 4 0 1 1 1
NL (7 yrs) 402 1171 1046 111 263 36 4 8 93 12 10 84 92 .251 .306 .316 .623 79 331 36 5 22 14 4
AL (4 yrs) 237 738 652 65 178 23 5 4 64 15 10 56 42 .273 .328 .342 .670 95 223 13 4 13 13 1

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
1969 19 LAD NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1971 21 LAD NL 101 307 -8 -1 -1 -9 3 -16 -1.8 10 -6 -0.7 .482 .489 0.2 -0.6 3 654/98
1972 22 LAD NL 119 434 -4 -0 -1 -4 2 -6 -0.6 14 8 0.8 .494 .496 1.1 -0.1 12 $17,000 456/879
1973 23 CAL AL 32 136 2 1 0 2 2 6 0.7 5 11 1.2 .520 .504 1.0 0.4 9 $22,000 6/87
1974 24 CAL AL 117 414 -3 0 1 -6 -0 -9 -0.9 15 6 0.5 .491 .494 1.3 -0.7 12 765/D4
1975 25 CAL AL 26 66 -2 -2 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .474 .496 -0.3 -0.3 -2 D/3579
1975 25 SDP NL 7 20 -0 1 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .473 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 /7
1976 26 SDP NL 15 57 4 -1 -0 2 -1 5 0.6 2 7 0.8 .539 .504 0.5 0.2 5 /793
1977 27 SDP NL 44 75 -5 -1 -0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .489 .497 -0.3 0.1 -2 56/3
1977 27 NYM NL 42 90 -9 -0 -1 3 0 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .483 .496 -0.8 0.4 -7 36/5
1978 28 NYM NL 69 188 -1 -1 -1 -1 2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .496 .498 0.4 0.1 5 4/5
1979 29 SEA AL 62 122 1 -2 -0 -0 1 0 0.1 4 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.5 0.1 5 6/97452D
10 Seasons 639 1909 -25 -5 -3 -16 8 -41 -4.3 65 24 2.0 .493 .496 3.6 -0.7 40 $39,000
LAD (3 yrs) 225 741 -12 -2 -1 -12 5 -22 -2.4 25 3 0.0 .489 .493 1.3 -0.7 15 $17,000
SDP (3 yrs) 66 152 -1 -1 -0 1 0 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .499 .499 0.3 0.1 3
CAL (3 yrs) 175 616 -3 -0 1 -6 -0 -9 -0.9 22 13 1.2 .494 .496 2.0 -0.7 19 $22,000
NYM (2 yrs) 111 278 -10 -1 -2 2 2 -9 -1.0 9 0 -0.1 .491 .497 -0.4 0.4 -2
SEA (1 yr) 62 122 1 -2 -0 -0 1 0 0.1 4 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.5 0.1 5

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1971 LAD NL 21 SS 37 22 17 212.1 128 43 80 5 17 .961 0 2 5.21 3.32 .968 5.14 5.13
1971 LAD NL 21 3B 23 23 16 198.1 74 17 50 7 1 .905 -2 -11 3.04 2.91 .949 2.80 2.80
1971 LAD NL 21 2B 21 20 18 179.2 98 49 45 4 13 .959 -5 -34 4.71 4.48 .978 5.47 5.46
1971 LAD NL 21 OF 11 9 8 79.0 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -30 1.71 1.36 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 LAD NL 21 RF 9 8 7 65.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -41 1.11 0.89 .982 2.06 2.06
1971 LAD NL 21 CF 2 1 1 14.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 17 4.50 3.50 .981 2.64 2.65
1972 LAD NL 22 2B 49 43 41 395.1 248 110 132 6 28 .976 3 10 5.51 4.94 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 LAD NL 22 3B 39 38 21 311.1 115 20 81 14 4 .878 -5 -18 2.92 2.59 .945 2.87 2.88
1972 LAD NL 22 OF 16 8 8 95.0 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 2 25 2.37 1.56 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 LAD NL 22 SS 10 10 10 91.0 58 23 32 3 6 .948 -4 -58 5.44 5.50 .967 5.04 5.06
1972 LAD NL 22 CF 8 5 5 47.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 20 2.49 1.63 .980 2.60 2.61
1972 LAD NL 22 LF 5 1 1 28.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 21 1.93 1.20 .973 1.93 1.92
1972 LAD NL 22 RF 4 2 2 20.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 2.25 1.25 .980 2.02 2.02
1973 CAL AL 23 SS 25 25 23 226.0 116 38 72 6 11 .948 -2 -13 4.38 4.40 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 CAL AL 23 OF 8 7 5 56.2 28 25 3 0 0 1.000 4 83 4.45 3.50 .979 2.29 2.28
1973 CAL AL 23 CF 7 7 5 53.2 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 4 89 4.19 3.57 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 CAL AL 23 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
1974 CAL AL 24 OF 62 58 35 451.0 121 113 2 6 0 .950 -4 -9 2.29 1.85 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 CAL AL 24 LF 61 58 35 451.0 120 112 2 6 0 .950 -4 -9 2.27 1.87 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 CAL AL 24 SS 36 22 21 219.0 130 42 82 6 6 .954 -2 -10 5.10 3.44 .965 4.98 4.96
1974 CAL AL 24 3B 15 15 12 130.0 42 5 32 5 4 .881 -1 -11 2.56 2.47 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 CAL AL 24 DH 5 4
1974 CAL AL 24 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1975 TOT MLB 25 OF 6 4 3 36.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -53 1.50 1.00 .978 2.30 2.30
1975 TOT MLB 25 LF 5 4 3 33.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -69 1.09 0.80 .972 2.10 2.12
1975 CAL AL 25 DH 13 7
1975 CAL AL 25 1B 3 2 2 19.0 24 23 0 1 2 .958 -1 -63 10.89 7.67 .990 9.85 9.80
1975 CAL AL 25 3B 2 1 1 11.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 -1 -87 2.45 1.50 .955 3.19 3.15
1975 CAL AL 25 OF 2 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 90 4.50 1.00 .980 2.48 2.35
1975 CAL AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1975 CAL AL 25 RF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 6.00 2.00 .975 2.10 2.10
1975 SDP NL 25 LF 4 4 3 32.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -71 1.12 1.00 .972 2.11 2.10
1975 SDP NL 25 OF 4 4 3 32.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -71 1.12 1.00 .978 2.28 2.28
1976 SDP NL 26 OF 10 10 3 74.2 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 2 31 2.41 2.00 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 SDP NL 26 LF 7 5 2 40.0 11 9 2 0 1 1.000 1 42 2.48 1.57 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 SDP NL 26 RF 5 5 1 34.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 2.60 2.00 .974 2.15 2.16
1976 SDP NL 26 1B 4 3 3 35.2 41 37 4 0 1 1.000 0 10 10.35 10.25 .991 9.97 9.93
1977 TOT NL 27 SS 24 9 5 118.1 65 20 43 2 7 .969 3 28 4.79 2.63 .963 5.02 5.03
1977 TOT NL 27 1B 16 9 6 83.0 99 95 4 0 6 1.000 1 13 10.73 6.19 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 TOT NL 27 3B 14 7 4 69.2 22 4 17 1 3 .955 -0 -3 2.71 1.50 .956 2.98 2.98
1977 SDP NL 27 3B 10 7 4 60.2 19 3 15 1 2 .947 -0 -4 2.67 1.80 .956 2.98 2.98
1977 SDP NL 27 SS 10 1 1 39.2 26 11 14 1 1 .962 0 15 5.67 2.50 .963 5.01 5.03
1977 SDP NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.90
1977 NYM NL 27 1B 15 9 6 82.0 98 94 4 0 5 1.000 1 13 10.76 6.53 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 NYM NL 27 SS 14 8 4 78.2 39 9 29 1 6 .974 2 35 4.35 2.71 .963 5.02 5.03
1977 NYM NL 27 3B 4 0 0 9.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.75 .957 3.00 2.98
1978 NYM NL 28 2B 45 33 15 278.1 172 76 92 4 13 .977 -3 -13 5.43 3.73 .977 5.30 5.25
1978 NYM NL 28 3B 9 7 4 59.0 21 2 17 2 0 .905 2 39 2.90 2.11 .952 3.01 2.97
1979 SEA AL 29 SS 29 7 2 86.2 35 11 23 1 3 .971 0 1 3.53 1.17 .965 5.02 4.95
1979 SEA AL 29 OF 15 12 6 99.1 20 17 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 1.81 1.33 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 SEA AL 29 RF 8 7 4 54.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 2 2.00 1.50 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 SEA AL 29 LF 7 5 2 45.1 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -26 1.59 1.14 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 SEA AL 29 2B 4 0 0 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.57 0.50 .980 5.53 5.42
1979 SEA AL 29 3B 4 3 3 28.0 15 4 10 1 2 .933 1 26 4.50 3.50 .953 3.09 3.02
1979 SEA AL 29 C 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40 0 0 0 0 0
1979 SEA AL 29 DH 1 0
6 Seasons SS 161 95 78 953.1 532 177 332 23 50 .957 -5 -7 4.81 3.16 .965 5.06 5.03
7 Seasons OF 128 108 68 891.2 235 218 11 6 1 .974 -0 -0 2.31 1.79 .980 2.35 2.34
5 Seasons 2B 120 96 74 861.1 520 235 271 14 54 .973 -5 -7 5.29 4.22 .978 5.36 5.35
7 Seasons 3B 106 94 61 807.1 293 54 208 31 14 .894 -6 -9 2.92 2.47 .949 2.93 2.92
6 Seasons LF 86 73 43 600.1 149 137 6 6 1 .960 -5 -9 2.14 1.66 .974 2.11 2.10
5 Seasons RF 27 22 14 176.2 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 1.88 1.37 .979 2.13 2.12
3 Seasons 1B 23 14 11 137.2 164 155 8 1 9 .994 0 2 10.66 7.09 .991 9.90 9.89
3 Seasons DH 19 11
3 Seasons CF 17 13 11 114.2 45 43 2 0 0 1.000 5 52 3.53 2.65 .982 2.69 2.68
1 Season C 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 540 407 292 3652.1 1744 839 830 75 128 .957 -16 -5 4.11 3.09 .971 4.18 4.26 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 AL  6 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  4 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1969 NL  born 1950-05-13 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2811), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (298th), 2.0 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 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
1972 22 Los Angeles Dodgers $17,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 23 California Angels $22,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$39,000
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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