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Kevin Ward

Kevin Michael Ward

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 28, 1961 in Lansdale, PA
High School: Central Bucks West HS (Doylestown, PA)
School: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1983 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 1983. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 10, 1991 (Age 29.224)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Team: Padres 1991-1992

Final Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 31.006)
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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
1991 29 SDP NL 44 118 107 13 26 7 2 2 8 1 4 9 27 .243 .308 .402 .710 96 43 3 1 1 0 0 7/9
1992 30 SDP NL 81 165 147 12 29 5 0 3 12 2 3 14 38 .197 .274 .293 .567 60 43 8 2 1 1 0 7/89
2 Yrs 125 283 254 25 55 12 2 5 20 3 7 23 65 .217 .288 .339 .627 75 86 11 3 2 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 367 329 32 71 16 3 6 26 4 9 30 84 .217 .288 .339 .627 75 111 14 4 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
1991 29 SDP NL 44 118 -1 -1 -0 2 -1 -1 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .496 .499 -0.0 0.1 0 7/9
1992 30 SDP NL 81 165 -7 -1 -1 3 -1 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .489 .495 -0.7 0.2 -5 $114,000 7/89
2 Seasons 125 283 -8 -2 -2 5 -2 -9 -1.0 9 0 -0.2 .492 .496 -0.8 0.3 -5 $114,000

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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
1991 SDP NL 29 OF 33 24 16 224.0 55 54 0 1 0 .982 2 11 2.17 1.64 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 SDP NL 29 LF 31 23 15 211.0 53 52 0 1 0 .981 2 10 2.22 1.68 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 SDP NL 29 RF 2 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 1.38 1.00 .980 2.08 2.05
1992 SDP NL 30 OF 51 31 20 293.1 74 68 2 4 0 .946 3 11 2.15 1.37 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 SDP NL 30 LF 36 21 15 203.1 48 45 2 1 0 .979 3 19 2.08 1.31 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 SDP NL 30 CF 9 7 3 61.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -18 2.07 1.56 .989 2.80 2.80
1992 SDP NL 30 RF 8 3 2 29.0 11 9 0 2 0 .818 0 17 2.79 1.13 .979 2.08 2.08
2 Seasons OF 84 55 36 517.1 129 122 2 5 0 .961 5 11 2.16 1.48 .983 2.31 2.31
2 Seasons LF 67 44 30 414.1 101 97 2 2 0 .980 5 14 2.15 1.48 .981 2.17 2.17
2 Seasons RF 10 4 3 42.0 13 11 0 2 0 .846 1 17 2.36 1.10 .979 2.08 2.07
1 Season CF 9 7 3 61.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -18 2.07 1.56 .989 2.80 2.80
2 Seasons TOT 84 55 36 517.1 129 122 2 5 0 .961 5 11 2.16 1.48 .983 2.31 2.31
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

  • June 7, 1982: Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 29th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 6, 1983: Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1983.
  • October 15, 1987: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 11, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
  • October 15, 1989: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 22, 1990: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
  • October 15, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 28, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • October 7, 1992: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 22, 1992: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1992 30 San Diego Padres $114,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$114,000
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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