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Bob Watson

Robert Jose Watson (Bull)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 201 lb.

Born: April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
Signed
by the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1966 (Age 20.152)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Yankees/Braves/RedSox 1966-1984
Agents: Tom Reich [*]
Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 38.173)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #447. Smoky Burgess… #448. Hunter Pence… #449. Ray Durham… #450. BOB WATSON… #451. Jesse Barfield… #452. Rico Carty… #453. Vernon Wells… 

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
1966 20 HOU NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 21 HOU NL 6 14 14 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .214 .214 .429 .643 83 6 1 0 0 0 0 /3
1968 22 HOU NL 45 155 140 13 32 7 0 2 8 1 0 13 32 .229 .297 .321 .618 89 45 6 1 0 1 1 7/9
1969 23 HOU NL 20 48 40 3 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 6 5 .275 .396 .350 .746 113 14 0 2 0 0 0 /732
1970 24 HOU NL 97 362 327 48 89 19 2 11 61 1 1 24 59 .272 .324 .443 .768 108 145 10 4 1 6 1 3/27
1971 25 HOU NL 129 514 468 49 135 17 3 9 67 0 3 41 56 .288 .347 .395 .742 113 185 14 2 1 2 5 73/9
1972 26 HOU NL 147 616 548 74 171 27 4 16 86 1 1 53 83 .312 .378 .464 .841 141 254 6 8 2 5 5 *7/3
1973 ★ 27 HOU NL 158 666 573 97 179 24 3 16 94 1 4 85 73 .312 .403 .449 .852 137 257 18 4 1 3 8 *73/2 AS,MVP-21
1974 28 HOU NL 150 593 524 69 156 19 4 11 67 3 4 60 61 .298 .370 .412 .782 124 216 14 3 1 5 9 *73
1975 ★ 29 HOU NL 132 533 485 67 157 27 1 18 85 3 5 40 50 .324 .375 .495 .870 149 240 11 3 0 5 10 *3/7 AS,MVP-20
1976 30 HOU NL 157 662 585 76 183 31 3 16 102 3 3 62 64 .313 .377 .458 .835 147 268 12 4 2 9 10 *3 MVP-11
1977 31 HOU NL 151 623 554 77 160 38 6 22 110 5 0 57 69 .289 .360 .498 .858 138 276 8 7 1 4 11 *3
1978 32 HOU NL 139 527 461 51 133 25 4 14 79 3 1 51 57 .289 .357 .451 .808 133 208 18 4 0 11 16 *3
1979 33 TOT MLB 133 529 475 63 144 23 4 16 71 3 2 45 56 .303 .367 .469 .837 124 223 13 5 1 3 8 3D
1979 33 HOU NL 49 182 163 15 39 4 0 3 18 0 0 16 23 .239 .304 .319 .623 75 52 3 0 1 2 1 3
1979 33 BOS AL 84 347 312 48 105 19 4 13 53 3 2 29 33 .337 .401 .548 .949 148 171 10 5 0 1 7 3D
1980 34 NYY AL 130 525 469 62 144 25 3 13 68 2 1 48 56 .307 .368 .456 .825 127 214 20 1 1 6 5 3D
1981 35 NYY AL 59 180 156 15 33 3 3 6 12 0 0 24 17 .212 .317 .385 .701 104 60 10 0 0 0 2 3/D
1982 36 TOT MLB 64 150 131 19 32 6 1 5 25 1 1 17 20 .244 .327 .420 .747 105 55 5 0 0 2 2 3/7D
1982 36 NYY AL 7 20 17 3 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 .235 .350 .412 .762 111 7 1 0 0 0 0 /3D
1982 36 ATL NL 57 130 114 16 28 3 1 5 22 1 1 14 20 .246 .323 .421 .744 104 48 4 0 0 2 2 3/7
1983 37 ATL NL 65 170 149 14 46 9 0 6 37 0 2 18 23 .309 .376 .490 .866 131 73 5 0 0 3 3 3
1984 38 ATL NL 49 94 85 4 18 4 0 2 12 0 0 9 12 .212 .287 .329 .617 69 28 2 0 0 0 2 3
19 Yrs 1832 6962 6185 802 1826 307 41 184 989 27 28 653 796 .295 .364 .447 .811 129 2767 173 48 11 65 98
162 Game Avg. 162 616 547 71 161 27 4 16 87 2 2 58 70 .295 .364 .447 .811 129 245 15 4 1 6 9
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
HOU (14 yrs) 1381 5496 4883 640 1448 241 30 139 782 21 22 508 635 .297 .364 .444 .808 130 2166 121 42 10 53 77
ATL (3 yrs) 171 394 348 34 92 16 1 13 71 1 3 41 55 .264 .338 .428 .766 107 149 11 0 0 5 7
NYY (3 yrs) 196 725 642 80 181 31 6 19 83 2 1 75 73 .282 .355 .438 .793 121 281 31 1 1 6 7
BOS (1 yr) 84 347 312 48 105 19 4 13 53 3 2 29 33 .337 .401 .548 .949 148 171 10 5 0 1 7
NL (17 yrs) 1552 5890 5231 674 1540 257 31 152 853 22 25 549 690 .294 .362 .443 .805 129 2315 132 42 10 58 84
AL (4 yrs) 280 1072 954 128 286 50 10 32 136 5 3 104 106 .300 .370 .474 .844 130 452 41 6 1 7 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
1966 20 HOU NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1967 21 HOU NL 6 14 -0 0 -0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /3
1968 22 HOU NL 45 155 -0 2 -1 -7 -2 -8 -0.9 5 -2 -0.3 .478 .494 0.4 -1.0 4 7/9
1969 23 HOU NL 20 48 1 0 0 1 -1 2 0.2 2 3 0.4 .510 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /732
1970 24 HOU NL 97 362 3 0 -1 -9 -4 -12 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .488 .493 0.9 -1.3 10 3/27
1971 25 HOU NL 129 514 7 -2 -1 -4 -7 -7 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .493 .495 1.4 -1.2 14 73/9
1972 26 HOU NL 147 616 27 2 2 -16 -7 8 1.0 20 28 2.9 .506 .505 4.6 -2.5 43 *7/3
1973 ★ 27 HOU NL 158 666 32 -1 -0 1 -8 25 2.5 22 46 4.7 .517 .517 4.5 -0.8 45 *73/2 AS,MVP-21
1974 28 HOU NL 150 593 16 -2 -1 -15 -8 -10 -1.2 19 9 0.7 .493 .493 2.3 -2.6 24 *73
1975 ★ 29 HOU NL 132 533 31 -3 0 -7 -7 15 1.5 17 32 3.2 .512 .510 3.9 -1.5 39 *3/7 AS,MVP-20
1976 30 HOU NL 157 662 35 -3 -1 -15 -8 8 0.9 22 30 3.0 .506 .506 4.5 -2.6 44 *3 MVP-11
1977 31 HOU NL 151 623 26 1 1 8 -8 27 2.8 20 47 4.7 .519 .518 3.9 -0.1 40 $150,000 *3
1978 32 HOU NL 139 527 15 -1 -2 6 -7 11 1.3 17 28 3.0 .509 .508 2.1 -0.0 22 *3
1979 33 HOU NL 49 182 -2 -0 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.1 -0.0 1 3
1979 33 BOS AL 84 347 22 1 -1 -3 -6 14 1.4 12 26 2.6 .516 .508 2.8 -0.8 29 3D
1980 34 NYY AL 130 525 18 1 -3 -2 -8 6 0.7 18 24 2.4 .504 .504 2.5 -0.9 25 $570,000 3D
1981 35 NYY AL 59 180 -1 -1 -1 -0 -3 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -0 $570,000 3/D
1982 36 NYY AL 7 20 0 -0 -0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $570,000 /3D
1982 36 ATL NL 57 130 -0 -0 -0 -2 -1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 0.2 -0.3 3 3/7
1983 37 ATL NL 65 170 5 -1 -0 -5 -1 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.2 .496 .498 0.8 -0.8 9 $300,000 3
1984 38 ATL NL 49 94 -5 -0 0 -0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $300,000 3
19 Seasons 1832 6962 230 -7 -11 -67 -89 55 5.8 231 286 28.2 .503 .504 34.8 -17.1 353 $2,460,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
HOU (14 yrs) 1381 5496 190 -6 -5 -54 -68 55 5.8 180 235 23.5 .504 .505 28.8 -13.7 290 $150,000
ATL (3 yrs) 171 394 0 -1 -0 -7 -3 -11 -1.3 13 2 0.0 .493 .497 0.8 -1.2 9 $600,000
NYY (3 yrs) 196 725 17 -1 -5 -3 -11 -2 -0.2 25 23 2.1 .499 .501 2.4 -1.4 25 $1,710,000
BOS (1 yr) 84 347 22 1 -1 -3 -6 14 1.4 12 26 2.6 .516 .508 2.8 -0.8 29

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 34 NYY AL ALCS KCR L 3 12 12 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .917 1.417 11 0 0 0 0 0
1981 35 NYY AL ALDS MIL W 5 17 16 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .438 .471 .438 .908 7 0 0 0 0 0
1981 35 NYY AL ALCS OAK W 3 12 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 3 0 0 0 0 0
1981 35 NYY AL WS LAD L 6 26 22 2 7 1 0 2 7 0 0 3 0 .318 .385 .636 1.021 14 0 0 0 1 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 17 67 62 4 23 4 1 2 9 0 0 4 2 .371 .403 .565 .968 35 0 0 0 1 0
1 ALDS 5 17 16 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .438 .471 .438 .908 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 6 24 24 0 9 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .583 .958 14 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 26 22 2 7 1 0 2 7 0 0 3 0 .318 .385 .636 1.021 14 0 0 0 1 0

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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
1967 HOU NL 21 1B 3 3 3 25.0 24 21 2 1 0 .958 8.28 7.67 .991 9.97 9.97
1968 HOU NL 22 OF 40 37 35 337.1 52 46 0 6 0 .885 -7 -24 1.23 1.15 .975 2.02 2.03
1968 HOU NL 22 LF 39 36 35 329.1 51 45 0 6 0 .882 -7 -24 1.23 1.15 .963 1.64 1.65
1968 HOU NL 22 RF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1969 HOU NL 23 LF 6 5 5 43.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 0.84 0.67 .962 1.70 1.68
1969 HOU NL 23 OF 6 5 5 43.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.47 1.17 .973 2.03 2.02
1969 HOU NL 23 1B 5 5 4 37.0 37 34 3 0 4 1.000 1 39 9.00 7.40 .992 9.83 9.76
1969 HOU NL 23 C 1 0 0 2.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 22.50 5.00 .988 7.20 7.00 1 0 0 0 0
1970 HOU NL 24 1B 83 82 60 686.0 740 695 39 6 54 .992 -7 -13 9.63 8.84 .992 9.68 9.64
1970 HOU NL 24 C 6 0 0 11.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -212 9.53 2.00 .987 6.83 6.82 1 5 0 0 0
1970 HOU NL 24 LF 1 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 65 2.45 1.00 .970 1.72 1.80
1970 HOU NL 24 OF 1 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 65 2.45 1.00 .980 2.21 2.10
1971 HOU NL 25 LF 87 87 45 699.0 136 132 2 2 0 .985 -3 -5 1.73 1.54 .970 1.87 1.87
1971 HOU NL 25 OF 87 88 45 705.0 135 131 2 2 0 .985 -3 -5 1.70 1.53 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 HOU NL 25 1B 45 37 28 319.1 360 339 16 5 28 .986 -1 -4 10.01 7.89 .992 9.88 9.87
1971 HOU NL 25 RF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -20 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
1972 HOU NL 26 LF 143 143 128 1261.2 227 215 7 5 0 .978 -16 -15 1.58 1.55 .974 1.92 1.93
1972 HOU NL 26 OF 143 143 128 1261.2 229 218 6 5 0 .978 -16 -15 1.60 1.57 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 HOU NL 26 1B 2 1 1 10.0 14 13 1 0 3 1.000 0 24 12.60 7.00 .992 9.72 9.75
1973 HOU NL 27 LF 142 142 101 1184.1 278 261 8 9 0 .968 6 6 2.04 1.89 .977 2.04 2.04 AS,MVP-21
1973 HOU NL 27 OF 142 142 101 1184.1 288 271 8 9 0 .969 6 6 2.12 1.96 .977 2.23 2.23 AS,MVP-21
1973 HOU NL 27 1B 26 12 12 150.0 154 150 2 2 7 .987 -3 -21 9.12 5.85 .992 9.83 9.83 AS,MVP-21
1973 HOU NL 27 C 3 2 2 19.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 -2 -126 6.16 4.33 .987 6.35 6.33 2 1 5 1 17% 36% 0 AS,MVP-21
1974 HOU NL 28 LF 140 139 59 1061.0 211 202 5 4 2 .981 -15 -17 1.76 1.48 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 HOU NL 28 OF 140 139 59 1061.0 213 202 7 4 2 .981 -15 -17 1.77 1.49 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 HOU NL 28 1B 35 2 1 85.2 101 96 5 0 7 1.000 0 0 10.61 2.89 .991 9.95 9.93
1975 HOU NL 29 1B 118 116 93 990.1 1154 1077 69 8 106 .993 -6 -8 10.41 9.71 .990 9.97 9.96 AS,MVP-20
1975 HOU NL 29 LF 9 8 6 66.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.77 1.44 .973 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-20
1975 HOU NL 29 OF 9 8 6 66.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.77 1.44 .978 2.29 2.28 AS,MVP-20
1976 HOU NL 30 1B 155 154 143 1355.0 1506 1395 96 15 126 .990 -15 -13 9.90 9.62 .991 9.95 9.93 MVP-11
1977 HOU NL 31 1B 146 146 131 1278.1 1458 1331 118 9 100 .994 8 7 10.20 9.92 .991 9.89 9.89
1978 HOU NL 32 1B 128 127 83 1045.2 1078 974 95 9 63 .992 6 7 9.20 8.35 .992 9.98 9.90
1979 TOT MLB 33 1B 102 101 72 838.2 986 896 80 10 81 .990 -1 -1 10.47 9.57 .992 10.00 9.92
1979 HOU NL 33 1B 44 44 21 359.1 407 371 33 3 23 .993 2 6 10.12 9.18 .992 9.89 9.86
1979 BOS AL 33 1B 58 57 51 479.1 579 525 47 7 58 .988 -3 -7 10.74 9.86 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 BOS AL 33 DH 26 26
1980 NYY AL 34 1B 104 91 81 827.0 923 851 63 9 87 .990 -2 -2 9.95 8.79 .992 10.02 10.00
1980 NYY AL 34 DH 21 21
1981 NYY AL 35 1B 50 43 29 362.0 393 367 25 1 42 .997 -0 -1 9.75 7.84 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 NYY AL 35 DH 6 1
1982 TOT MLB 36 1B 33 29 14 224.2 254 246 8 0 23 1.000 -2 -11 10.18 7.70 .992 10.17 10.18
1982 NYY AL 36 1B 6 4 3 36.0 40 40 0 0 5 1.000 -1 -23 10.00 6.67 .992 9.85 9.82
1982 NYY AL 36 DH 1 1
1982 ATL NL 36 1B 27 25 11 188.2 214 206 8 0 18 1.000 -1 -9 10.21 7.93 .992 10.23 10.26
1982 ATL NL 36 LF 2 1 0 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.20 1.00 .975 2.10 2.10
1982 ATL NL 36 OF 2 1 0 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.20 1.00 .980 2.28 2.25
1983 ATL NL 37 1B 34 34 12 271.1 304 280 19 5 23 .984 -5 -24 9.92 8.79 .992 9.96 9.92
1984 ATL NL 38 1B 19 19 5 130.0 180 165 12 3 17 .983 -0 -2 12.25 9.32 .992 9.86 9.83
17 Seasons 1B 1088 1002 772 8636.0 9666 8930 653 83 771 .991 -28 -4 9.99 8.81 .991 9.94 9.91
9 Seasons OF 570 563 379 4677.0 940 890 24 26 2 .972 -35 -9 1.76 1.60 .978 2.20 2.21
9 Seasons LF 569 561 379 4663.0 923 874 23 26 2 .972 -35 -9 1.73 1.58 .974 1.94 1.94
4 Seasons DH 54 49
3 Seasons C 10 2 2 32.1 31 28 2 1 0 .968 -4 -148 8.35 3.00 .987 6.57 6.69 4 6 5 1 17% 36% 0
2 Seasons RF 2 2 0 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 0.64 0.50 .980 2.06 2.05
19 Seasons TOT 1668 1567 1153 13345.1 10637 9848 679 110 773 .990 -67 -6 7.10 6.31 .990 7.22 7.26 4 6 5 1 17% 36% 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

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 NL (21, 2%)
1975 NL (20, 2%)
1976 NL (11, 11%)
0.15 Career Shares (827th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1972 May NL Player of the Month
1975 May NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Aug 1st NL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
1976 NL  4.5 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1972 NL  .312 (5th)
1973 NL  .312 (5th)
1975 NL  .324 (5th)
1976 NL  .313 (9th)
1980 AL  .307 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1973 NL  .403 (6th)
1976 NL  .377 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1975 NL  .495 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1976 NL  .835 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1976 NL  157 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1976 NL  585 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1976 NL  662 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1973 NL  97 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1972 NL  171 (9th)
1973 NL  179 (10th)
1976 NL  183 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1976 NL  268 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1976 NL  31 (10th)
1977 NL  38 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1976 NL  102 (4th)
1977 NL  110 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1972 NL  124 (9th)
1973 NL  136 (7th)
1976 NL  133 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1975 NL  149 (4th)
1976 NL  147 (5th)
1977 NL  138 (10th)
Career  129 (183rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1972 NL  100 (8th)
1973 NL  104 (9th)
1976 NL  102 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1975 NL  31 (9th)
1976 NL  37 (5th)
1977 NL  30 (10th)
Career  251 (189th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1975 NL  3.2 (9th)
1976 NL  3.8 (5th)
1977 NL  2.9 (10th)
Career  25.3 (178th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  66 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1972 NL  232 (9th)
1973 NL  268 (6th)
1976 NL  249 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1972 NL  .726 (10th)
1975 NL  .692 (9th)
1976 NL  .695 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 NL  8 (2nd)
1977 NL  7 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1978 NL  11 (2nd)
Career  65 (174th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  16 (5th)
Career  98 (126th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1973 NL  18 (10th)
1978 NL  18 (4th)
1980 AL  20 (10th)
Career  173 (181st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1972 NL  51.38 (5th)
1973 NL  45.24 (6th)
1976 NL  37.93 (7th)
1977 NL  45.60 (5th)
Career  318.05 (109th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 NL  5.6 (5th)
1975 NL  4.3 (8th)
Career  30.7 (95th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 NL  3.6 (9th)
1975 NL  3.4 (10th)
1976 NL  3.6 (6th)
Career  25.2 (143rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1972 NL  5.4 (5th)
1973 NL  4.6 (6th)
1975 NL  4.3 (8th)
1976 NL  4.1 (7th)
1977 NL  4.6 (5th)
Career  32.5 (93rd)

Putoutss c a p y
1976 NL  1,395 (3rd)
1977 NL  1,331 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  155 (3rd)
1977 NL  146 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  1,395 (3rd)
1977 NL  1,331 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  96 (3rd)
1977 NL  118 (1st)
1978 NL  95 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  15 (2nd)
1978 NL  9 (5th)
1980 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  106 (5th)
1976 NL  126 (3rd)
1977 NL  100 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  143 (5th)
1973 NL  142 (5th)
1974 NL  140 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  215 (5th)
1973 NL  261 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  7 (5th)
1973 NL  8 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1968 NL  6 (5th)
1972 NL  5 (3rd)
1973 NL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  8 (1st)
1978 NL  6 (1st)
1979 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1975 NL  10.41 (1st)
1977 NL  10.20 (5th)
Career  10.04 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  9.71 (3rd)
1976 NL  9.62 (4th)
1977 NL  9.92 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  .993 (3rd)
1976 NL  .990 (5th)
1977 NL  .994 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1973 NL  2.04 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  1.89 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  .978 (3rd)
1974 NL  .981 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1966 NL  born 1946-04-10 (8th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 49 (519), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 28 (652), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (542), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (78th), 28.2 career WAR/24.3 7yr-peak WAR/26.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1977 31 Houston Astros $150,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1980 34 New York Yankees $570,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT $250K sal, $600K bon, $110K fringes, $50K pers svc
1981 35 New York Yankees $570,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT $250K sal, $600K bon, $110K fringes, $50K pers svc
1982 36 New York Yankees $570,000 ? 1/6/80 NYT $250K sal, $600K bon, $110K fringes, $50K pers svc
1983 37 Atlanta Braves $300,000 ? 11/7/83 TSN
1984 38 Atlanta Braves $300,000 ? 11/7/83 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,460,000
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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