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George Vukovich

George Stephen Vukovich

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: June 24, 1956 in Chicago, IL
School: Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft.
Signed June 21, 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1980 (Age 23.294)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Phillies 1980-1985

Final Game: October 6, 1985 (Age 29.104)
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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
1980 24 PHI NL 78 64 58 6 13 1 1 0 8 0 0 6 9 .224 .297 .276 .573 58 16 1 0 0 0 0 97
1981 25 PHI NL 20 27 26 5 10 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 .385 .407 .500 .907 152 13 0 0 0 0 0 /978
1982 26 PHI NL 123 369 335 41 91 18 2 6 42 2 9 32 47 .272 .334 .391 .725 101 131 4 0 1 1 14 97
1983 27 CLE AL 124 345 312 31 77 13 2 3 44 3 4 24 37 .247 .301 .330 .631 72 103 8 2 3 4 4 *97/8
1984 28 CLE AL 134 474 437 38 133 22 5 9 60 1 4 34 61 .304 .354 .439 .794 117 192 10 1 0 2 3 *97
1985 29 CLE AL 149 470 434 43 106 22 0 8 45 2 2 30 75 .244 .292 .350 .642 76 152 9 1 1 4 6 *97
6 Yrs 628 1749 1602 164 430 76 10 27 203 9 19 127 229 .268 .322 .379 .701 92 607 32 4 5 11 27
162 Game Avg. 162 451 413 42 111 20 3 7 52 2 5 33 59 .268 .322 .379 .701 92 157 8 1 1 3 7
PHI (3 yrs) 221 460 419 52 114 19 3 7 54 3 9 39 56 .272 .333 .382 .715 98 160 5 0 1 1 14
CLE (3 yrs) 407 1289 1183 112 316 57 7 20 149 6 10 88 173 .267 .318 .378 .695 90 447 27 4 4 10 13
AL (3 yrs) 407 1289 1183 112 316 57 7 20 149 6 10 88 173 .267 .318 .378 .695 90 447 27 4 4 10 13
NL (3 yrs) 221 460 419 52 114 19 3 7 54 3 9 39 56 .272 .333 .382 .715 98 160 5 0 1 1 14

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
1980 24 PHI NL 78 64 -3 -0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .496 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 97
1981 25 PHI NL 20 27 2 1 0 -1 -0 1 0.2 1 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 /978
1982 26 PHI NL 123 369 -2 -4 0 0 -4 -10 -1.1 13 3 0.2 .491 .493 0.0 -0.4 2 97
1983 27 CLE AL 124 345 -16 -1 1 1 -4 -19 -2.0 12 -8 -0.9 .484 .487 -0.9 -0.3 -8 *97/8
1984 28 CLE AL 134 474 11 -1 0 20 -5 24 2.6 16 40 4.1 .519 .516 2.1 1.5 21 *97
1985 29 CLE AL 149 470 -18 -1 -0 -5 -5 -29 -2.9 16 -13 -1.4 .480 .482 -0.9 -1.0 -8 $375,000 *97
6 Seasons 628 1749 -27 -7 2 15 -18 -35 -3.5 60 24 2.2 .494 .495 0.6 -0.3 10 $375,000
PHI (3 yrs) 221 460 -3 -4 1 -1 -4 -11 -1.3 16 4 0.3 .494 .496 0.3 -0.6 5
CLE (3 yrs) 407 1289 -24 -3 1 15 -14 -24 -2.3 44 20 1.8 .494 .495 0.3 0.2 5 $375,000

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
1980 24 PHI NL NLCS HOU W 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 25 PHI NL NLDS MON L 5 9 9 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .778 1.222 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 12 12 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .583 .917 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 5 9 9 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .778 1.222 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1980 PHI NL 24 OF 28 2 1 56.2 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -0 -6 2.22 0.50 .980 2.32 2.31
1980 PHI NL 24 RF 15 1 1 35.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -0 -7 2.57 0.67 .977 2.06 2.06
1980 PHI NL 24 LF 13 1 0 21.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.25 0.23 .977 2.08 2.06
1981 PHI NL 25 OF 9 2 2 37.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -22 2.41 1.11 .980 2.34 2.34
1981 PHI NL 25 RF 5 2 2 23.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 1.93 1.00 .978 2.08 2.08
1981 PHI NL 25 LF 3 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 1.12 0.33 .980 2.14 2.13
1981 PHI NL 25 CF 1 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 3.00 2.00 .985 2.85 2.80
1982 PHI NL 26 OF 102 81 54 758.1 176 168 4 4 3 .977 0 1 2.04 1.69 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 PHI NL 26 RF 99 80 54 724.1 166 157 5 4 3 .976 -0 -1 2.01 1.64 .978 2.01 2.02
1982 PHI NL 26 LF 15 1 0 34.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 28 1.85 0.47 .973 2.09 2.08
1983 CLE AL 27 OF 122 76 63 773.0 209 203 3 3 0 .986 1 1 2.40 1.69 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 CLE AL 27 RF 107 61 51 635.1 166 162 2 2 0 .988 0 0 2.32 1.53 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 CLE AL 27 LF 21 13 10 119.2 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -0 -4 2.63 1.67 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 CLE AL 27 CF 3 2 2 18.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 67 3.50 2.33 .987 2.95 2.90
1984 CLE AL 28 OF 130 110 94 1029.1 331 316 13 2 5 .994 20 23 2.88 2.53 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CLE AL 28 RF 124 105 89 949.2 311 296 13 2 5 .994 20 25 2.93 2.49 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 CLE AL 28 LF 16 5 5 79.2 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 2.03 1.13 .982 2.27 2.26
1985 CLE AL 29 OF 137 108 87 991.1 257 250 4 3 0 .988 -5 -6 2.31 1.85 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 CLE AL 29 RF 131 102 86 943.1 250 242 5 3 0 .988 -5 -6 2.36 1.89 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 CLE AL 29 LF 11 6 1 48.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 2.06 1.00 .977 2.25 2.23
6 Seasons OF 528 379 301 3646.0 998 961 24 13 8 .987 15 5 2.43 1.87 .981 2.43 2.41
6 Seasons RF 481 351 283 3311.0 909 872 25 12 8 .987 14 5 2.44 1.86 .979 2.17 2.15
6 Seasons LF 79 26 16 311.0 76 74 1 1 0 .987 -0 -2 2.17 0.95 .978 2.25 2.19
2 Seasons CF 4 2 2 24.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 65 3.38 2.25 .987 2.92 2.88
6 Seasons TOT 528 379 301 3646.0 998 961 24 13 8 .987 15 5 2.43 1.87 .981 2.43 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1982 NL  14 (8th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  296 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  3 (4th)
1984 AL  5 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  5 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  20 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1984 AL  2.93 (1st)
1985 AL  2.36 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  2.49 (1st)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  .994 (3rd)
1985 AL  .988 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  20 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  .994 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1977), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (369th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 29 Cleveland Indians $375,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$375,000
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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