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Gary Varsho

Gary Andrew Varsho

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 20, 1961 in Marshfield, WI
High School: Marshfield HS (Marshfield, WI)
School: University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1988 (Age 27.016)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Reds/Phillies 1988-1995

Final Game: October 1, 1995 (Age 34.103)
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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
1988 27 CHC NL 46 75 73 6 20 3 0 0 5 5 0 1 6 .274 .280 .315 .595 68 23 0 0 0 1 0 7/9
1989 28 CHC NL 61 91 87 10 16 4 2 0 6 3 0 4 13 .184 .220 .276 .496 37 24 0 0 0 0 1 7/9
1990 29 CHC NL 46 49 48 10 12 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 6 .250 .265 .333 .599 59 16 1 0 0 0 1 /79
1991 30 PIT NL 99 210 187 23 51 11 2 4 23 9 2 19 34 .273 .344 .417 .762 115 78 2 2 1 1 2 9/873
1992 31 PIT NL 103 173 162 22 36 6 3 4 22 5 2 10 32 .222 .266 .370 .636 79 60 2 0 0 1 1 97/8
1993 32 CIN NL 77 109 95 8 22 6 0 2 11 1 0 9 19 .232 .302 .358 .660 76 34 1 1 3 1 0 7/9
1994 33 PIT NL 67 90 82 15 21 6 3 0 5 0 1 4 19 .256 .307 .402 .709 83 33 1 2 2 0 1 79/83
1995 34 PHI NL 72 113 103 7 26 1 1 0 11 2 0 7 17 .252 .310 .282 .591 59 29 1 2 0 1 1 9/7
8 Yrs 571 910 837 101 204 41 11 10 84 27 5 55 146 .244 .294 .355 .649 78 297 8 7 6 5 7
162 Game Avg. 162 258 237 29 58 12 3 3 24 8 1 16 41 .244 .294 .355 .649 78 84 2 2 2 1 2
PIT (3 yrs) 269 473 431 60 108 23 8 8 50 14 5 33 85 .251 .309 .397 .705 95 171 5 4 3 2 4
CHC (3 yrs) 153 215 208 26 48 11 2 0 12 10 0 6 25 .231 .251 .303 .554 53 63 1 0 0 1 2
PHI (1 yr) 72 113 103 7 26 1 1 0 11 2 0 7 17 .252 .310 .282 .591 59 29 1 2 0 1 1
CIN (1 yr) 77 109 95 8 22 6 0 2 11 1 0 9 19 .232 .302 .358 .660 76 34 1 1 3 1 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
1988 27 CHC NL 46 75 -2 1 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .489 .497 0.0 -0.4 1 $62,500 7/9
1989 28 CHC NL 61 91 -7 1 1 3 -0 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.4 0.2 -3 7/9
1990 29 CHC NL 46 49 -3 1 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .495 .498 -0.1 0.0 -1 $105,000 /79
1991 30 PIT NL 99 210 2 3 1 -0 -2 4 0.4 7 10 1.0 .504 .502 1.0 -0.2 11 $155,000 9/873
1992 31 PIT NL 103 173 -4 0 1 -2 -1 -6 -0.7 5 -1 -0.2 .493 .495 -0.1 -0.4 1 $367,500 97/8
1993 32 CIN NL 77 109 -4 -0 1 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.4 -0 $400,000 7/9
1994 33 PIT NL 67 90 -2 -0 0 -2 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .491 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1 $243,750 79/83
1995 34 PHI NL 72 113 -6 0 0 4 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3 $150,000 9/7
8 Seasons 571 910 -27 5 5 -5 -6 -28 -3.1 29 0 -0.3 .495 .498 -0.0 -1.3 5 $1,483,750
PIT (3 yrs) 269 473 -4 2 2 -5 -4 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.5 .497 .498 0.9 -1.0 11 $766,250
CHC (3 yrs) 153 215 -13 2 1 0 -1 -9 -1.1 7 -2 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $167,500
PHI (1 yr) 72 113 -6 0 0 4 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3 $150,000
CIN (1 yr) 77 109 -4 -0 1 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .490 .495 -0.1 -0.4 -0 $400,000

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
1991 30 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992 31 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 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
1988 CHC NL 27 OF 18 11 8 108.2 32 29 0 3 0 .906 -2 -28 2.40 1.61 .982 2.28 2.29
1988 CHC NL 27 LF 10 6 4 64.2 18 17 0 1 0 .944 -2 -41 2.37 1.70 .980 2.13 2.13
1988 CHC NL 27 RF 8 5 4 44.0 14 12 0 2 0 .857 -0 -8 2.45 1.50 .979 2.05 2.06
1989 CHC NL 28 OF 21 11 7 122.0 28 25 1 2 0 .929 3 26 1.92 1.24 .981 2.32 2.32
1989 CHC NL 28 LF 17 9 6 104.0 28 25 1 2 0 .929 2 28 2.25 1.53 .981 2.15 2.15
1989 CHC NL 28 RF 4 2 1 18.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.00 0.50 .980 2.10 2.12
1990 CHC NL 29 OF 3 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.67 .980 2.43 2.37
1990 CHC NL 29 LF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1990 CHC NL 29 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1991 PIT NL 30 OF 54 44 18 354.0 87 84 2 1 1 .989 -0 -1 2.19 1.59 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 PIT NL 30 RF 45 36 13 291.0 71 70 1 0 1 1.000 2 6 2.20 1.58 .980 2.06 2.05
1991 PIT NL 30 CF 5 4 1 27.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -2 -98 1.67 1.00 .985 2.60 2.58
1991 PIT NL 30 LF 5 4 4 36.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.75 2.20 .983 2.17 2.16
1991 PIT NL 30 1B 3 2 0 13.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.62 3.67 .992 9.76 9.73
1992 PIT NL 31 OF 44 27 14 251.2 64 62 1 1 0 .984 -2 -9 2.25 1.43 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 PIT NL 31 RF 28 18 9 164.2 44 43 0 1 0 .977 -2 -17 2.35 1.54 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 PIT NL 31 LF 14 9 5 83.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1 9 2.06 1.36 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 PIT NL 31 CF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .990 2.70 2.80
1993 CIN NL 32 OF 22 13 8 122.1 28 27 1 0 1 1.000 -4 -38 2.06 1.27 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CIN NL 32 LF 13 7 4 64.1 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 -2 -39 1.82 1.00 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 CIN NL 32 RF 9 6 4 58.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -37 2.33 1.67 .976 2.17 2.14
1994 PIT NL 33 OF 36 9 5 133.2 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -2 -22 1.68 0.69 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 PIT NL 33 LF 18 8 4 87.2 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -1 -8 2.05 1.11 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 PIT NL 33 RF 18 1 1 43.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -2 -50 1.26 0.33 .974 2.18 2.17
1994 PIT NL 33 CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1994 PIT NL 33 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.70
1995 PHI NL 34 OF 25 13 5 127.0 33 31 0 2 0 .939 4 35 2.20 1.24 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 PHI NL 34 RF 16 11 5 103.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 4 41 2.27 1.63 .978 2.08 2.07
1995 PHI NL 34 LF 9 2 0 24.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 10 1.88 0.56 .972 1.88 1.86
8 Seasons OF 223 129 66 1229.1 301 285 5 11 2 .963 -5 -5 2.12 1.30 .982 2.28 2.28
8 Seasons RF 129 80 38 729.2 182 176 1 5 1 .973 -1 -2 2.18 1.37 .979 2.09 2.09
8 Seasons LF 88 45 27 465.2 116 108 3 5 1 .957 -1 -4 2.15 1.26 .980 2.09 2.06
3 Seasons CF 9 4 1 34.0 7 5 1 1 0 .857 -2 -78 1.59 0.67 .986 2.62 2.63
2 Seasons 1B 4 2 0 14.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.07 2.75 .992 9.77 9.72
8 Seasons TOT 227 131 66 1243.1 312 296 5 11 2 .965 -5 -5 2.18 1.33 .982 2.37 2.41
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

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
1988 27 Chicago Cubs $62,500 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1990 29 Chicago Cubs $105,000* ?
1991 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $155,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $367,500 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $35,000 earned bonus
1993 32 Cincinnati Reds $400,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $243,750 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 34 Philadelphia Phillies $150,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,483,750
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $115,000 - 11/21/90 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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