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Lou Whitaker

Louis Rodman Whitaker (Sweet Lou)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1977 (Age 20.120)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1977-1995
Agents: Rick Brode [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1995 (Age 38.142)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 23, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #83. Jeff Kent… #84. Joe Torre… #85. Andre Dawson… #86. LOU WHITAKER… #87. Derek Jeter… #88. Willie McCovey… #89. Bill Dickey… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1977 20 DET AL 11 37 32 5 8 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 .250 .333 .281 .615 67 9 0 0 1 0 0 /4
1978 21 DET AL 139 567 484 71 138 12 7 3 58 7 7 61 65 .285 .361 .357 .718 101 173 9 1 13 8 0 *4/D RoY-1
1979 22 DET AL 127 520 423 75 121 14 8 3 42 20 10 78 66 .286 .395 .378 .774 108 160 10 1 14 4 2 *4
1980 23 DET AL 145 568 477 68 111 19 1 1 45 8 4 73 79 .233 .331 .283 .614 69 135 9 0 12 6 0 *4
1981 24 DET AL 109 382 335 48 88 14 4 5 36 5 3 40 42 .263 .340 .373 .714 104 125 5 1 3 3 3 *4
1982 25 DET AL 152 619 560 76 160 22 8 15 65 11 3 48 58 .286 .341 .434 .775 112 243 8 1 6 4 4 *4/D
1983 ★ 26 DET AL 161 720 643 94 206 40 6 12 72 17 10 67 70 .320 .380 .457 .837 133 294 9 0 2 8 8 *4 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
1984 ★ 27 DET AL 143 629 558 90 161 25 1 13 56 6 5 62 63 .289 .357 .407 .764 112 227 9 0 4 5 5 *4 AS,GG,SS
1985 ★ 28 DET AL 152 701 609 102 170 29 8 21 73 6 4 80 56 .279 .362 .456 .819 124 278 3 2 5 5 9 *4 AS,GG,SS
1986 ★ 29 DET AL 144 651 584 95 157 26 6 20 73 13 8 63 70 .269 .338 .437 .775 110 255 20 0 0 4 5 *4 AS
1987 ★ 30 DET AL 149 684 604 110 160 38 6 16 59 13 5 71 108 .265 .341 .427 .768 106 258 5 1 4 4 2 *4 AS,SS
1988 31 DET AL 115 477 403 54 111 18 2 12 55 2 0 66 61 .275 .376 .419 .795 127 169 8 0 6 2 5 *4
1989 32 DET AL 148 611 509 77 128 21 1 28 85 6 3 89 59 .251 .361 .462 .822 133 235 7 3 1 9 6 *4/D
1990 33 DET AL 132 552 472 75 112 22 2 18 60 8 2 74 71 .237 .338 .407 .744 107 192 10 0 1 5 7 *4/D
1991 34 DET AL 138 572 470 94 131 26 2 23 78 4 2 90 45 .279 .391 .489 .881 141 230 3 2 2 8 6 *4/D
1992 35 DET AL 130 544 453 77 126 26 0 19 71 6 4 81 46 .278 .386 .461 .847 137 209 9 1 5 4 5 *4D
1993 36 DET AL 119 476 383 72 111 32 1 9 67 3 3 78 46 .290 .412 .449 .861 133 172 5 4 7 4 4 *4
1994 37 DET AL 92 372 322 67 97 21 2 12 43 2 0 41 47 .301 .377 .491 .867 122 158 8 1 3 5 4 *4/D
1995 38 DET AL 84 285 249 36 73 14 0 14 44 4 0 31 41 .293 .372 .518 .890 129 129 6 2 0 3 4 4/D
19 Yrs 2390 9967 8570 1386 2369 420 65 244 1084 143 75 1197 1099 .276 .363 .426 .789 117 3651 143 20 89 91 79
162 Game Avg. 162 676 581 94 161 28 4 17 73 10 5 81 74 .276 .363 .426 .789 117 247 10 1 6 6 5
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

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
1977 20 DET AL 11 37 -1 0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 /4
1978 21 DET AL 139 567 1 1 0 10 4 16 1.9 20 37 3.8 .513 .511 2.7 1.6 27 *4/D RoY-1
1979 22 DET AL 127 520 10 4 0 9 4 26 2.7 19 45 4.5 .521 .516 3.6 1.3 36 *4
1980 23 DET AL 145 568 -15 1 2 6 4 -1 0.1 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.1 1.2 12 $130,000 *4
1981 24 DET AL 109 382 2 2 1 14 3 23 2.6 13 36 3.8 .524 .516 2.2 2.0 21 *4
1982 25 DET AL 152 619 9 4 2 13 5 33 3.5 21 54 5.4 .522 .521 4.1 1.9 41 *4/D
1983 ★ 26 DET AL 161 720 29 3 2 4 5 42 4.5 23 66 6.7 .527 .527 6.3 1.0 62 *4 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
1984 ★ 27 DET AL 143 629 14 0 1 2 4 22 2.3 21 43 4.3 .516 .514 4.2 0.7 41 *4 AS,GG,SS
1985 ★ 28 DET AL 152 701 18 1 2 -3 5 23 2.4 22 45 4.5 .515 .514 4.8 0.2 48 $670,000 *4 AS,GG,SS
1986 ★ 29 DET AL 144 651 6 3 -1 10 5 23 2.5 21 44 4.4 .516 .514 3.4 1.5 34 $670,000 *4 AS
1987 ★ 30 DET AL 149 684 6 4 1 -1 5 15 1.6 22 37 3.6 .510 .509 3.8 0.3 39 $420,000 *4 AS,SS
1988 31 DET AL 115 477 15 1 -0 -1 3 18 2.0 16 34 3.5 .516 .512 3.6 0.3 35 $975,000 *4
1989 32 DET AL 148 611 22 -0 1 2 4 29 3.2 22 51 5.3 .521 .519 5.1 0.7 49 $1,025,000 *4/D
1990 33 DET AL 132 552 3 1 0 10 3 17 1.9 20 37 3.8 .514 .511 2.8 1.4 27 $1,800,000 *4/D
1991 34 DET AL 138 572 28 2 2 11 3 46 4.8 20 66 6.7 .534 .529 5.6 1.5 55 $2,000,000 *4/D
1992 35 DET AL 130 544 22 -1 1 1 2 26 2.8 20 46 4.7 .521 .517 4.6 0.4 45 $2,200,000 *4D
1993 36 DET AL 119 476 21 -1 3 -1 3 24 2.4 18 42 4.1 .520 .515 4.3 0.1 43 $3,433,333 *4
1994 37 DET AL 92 372 9 4 -0 -2 1 13 1.2 14 27 2.5 .513 .507 2.7 0.0 29 $2,783,333 *4/D
1995 38 DET AL 84 285 10 1 -0 -6 1 5 0.5 11 16 1.5 .506 .503 2.0 -0.4 21 $3,783,334 4/D
19 Seasons 2390 9967 209 32 16 77 64 399 42.5 344 743 74.9 .517 .515 67.1 15.4 666 $19,890,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1984 27 DET AL ALCS KCR W 3 14 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ❍ 27 DET AL WS SDP W 5 23 18 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .278 .409 .389 .798 7 1 0 1 0 0
1987 30 DET AL ALCS MIN L 5 24 17 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 3 .176 .417 .353 .770 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 13 61 49 13 10 2 0 1 1 1 0 11 10 .204 .350 .306 .656 15 1 0 1 0 0
2 ALCS 8 38 31 7 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 6 .161 .316 .258 .574 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 23 18 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .278 .409 .389 .798 7 1 0 1 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
1977 DET AL 20 2B 9 9 7 74.0 35 17 18 0 2 1.000 -3 -42 4.26 3.89 .978 5.42 5.38
1978 DET AL 21 2B 136 123 119 1122.1 776 301 458 17 95 .978 10 11 6.09 5.58 .980 5.47 5.42 RoY-1
1978 DET AL 21 DH 2 0 RoY-1
1979 DET AL 22 2B 126 114 106 1017.1 658 280 369 9 103 .986 9 10 5.74 5.15 .978 5.50 5.43
1980 DET AL 23 2B 143 130 121 1200.0 780 340 428 12 93 .985 6 6 5.76 5.37 .981 5.60 5.58
1981 DET AL 24 2B 108 104 97 918.1 590 227 354 9 77 .985 14 19 5.69 5.38 .982 5.54 5.52
1982 DET AL 25 2B 149 143 135 1283.0 811 331 470 10 120 .988 13 12 5.62 5.38 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 DET AL 25 DH 1 0
1983 DET AL 26 2B 160 151 140 1358.0 759 299 447 13 92 .983 4 3 4.94 4.66 .981 5.36 5.32 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
1984 DET AL 27 2B 142 131 119 1195.0 710 290 405 15 83 .979 2 2 5.23 4.89 .980 5.24 5.21 AS,GG,SS
1985 DET AL 28 2B 150 146 133 1307.2 739 314 414 11 101 .985 -3 -3 5.01 4.85 .982 5.29 5.24 AS,GG,SS
1986 DET AL 29 2B 141 136 129 1207.1 708 276 421 11 98 .984 10 10 5.20 4.94 .981 5.10 5.05 AS
1987 DET AL 30 2B 148 145 126 1266.2 708 275 416 17 99 .976 -1 -1 4.91 4.67 .980 5.12 5.06 AS,SS
1988 DET AL 31 2B 110 103 94 903.2 510 218 284 8 53 .984 -1 -1 5.00 4.56 .982 5.12 5.08
1989 DET AL 32 2B 146 137 119 1178.0 731 327 393 11 99 .985 2 2 5.50 4.93 .981 5.24 5.18
1989 DET AL 32 DH 2 1
1990 DET AL 33 2B 130 116 111 1037.1 664 286 372 6 98 .991 10 12 5.71 5.06 .984 5.23 5.18
1990 DET AL 33 DH 1 0
1991 DET AL 34 2B 135 119 110 1063.2 620 255 361 4 91 .994 11 12 5.21 4.56 .981 5.19 5.18
1991 DET AL 34 DH 3 3
1992 DET AL 35 2B 119 112 102 978.1 577 256 312 9 72 .984 1 2 5.23 4.77 .983 5.25 5.23
1992 DET AL 35 DH 10 5
1993 DET AL 36 2B 110 97 91 864.0 569 236 322 11 75 .981 -1 -2 5.81 5.07 .981 5.15 5.11
1994 DET AL 37 2B 83 73 67 641.2 394 136 246 12 44 .970 -2 -3 5.36 4.60 .981 5.10 5.06
1994 DET AL 37 DH 5 5
1995 DET AL 38 2B 63 53 39 452.2 274 107 163 4 32 .985 -6 -15 5.37 4.29 .981 5.11 5.06
1995 DET AL 38 DH 8 8
19 Seasons 2B 2308 2142 1965 19069.0 11613 4771 6653 189 1527 .984 77 5 5.39 4.95 .981 5.29 5.25
19 Seasons TOT 2308 2142 1965 19069.0 11613 4771 6653 189 1527 .984 77 5 5.39 4.95 .981 5.29 5.25
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

Hall of Fame
2001 BBWAA ( 2.9%)

All-Star Games
1983 *
1984 (2B)
1985 (2B)
1986 (2B)
1987

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (8, 21%)
0.21 Career Shares (741st)

Gold Gloves
1983 AL (2B)
1984 AL (2B)
1985 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1983 AL (2B)
1984 AL (2B)
1985 AL (2B)
1987 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1983 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1983 Jun 12th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1983 AL  6.7 (6th)
1991 AL  6.7 (9th)
Career  74.9 (77th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1983 AL  6.7 (5th)
1989 AL  5.3 (8th)
1991 AL  6.7 (4th)
Career  74.9 (48th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1983 AL  6.3 (4th)
1985 AL  4.8 (10th)
1989 AL  5.1 (10th)
1991 AL  5.6 (8th)
Career  67.1 (65th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1981 AL  2.0 (4th)
1982 AL  1.9 (4th)
Career  15.4 (96th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1983 AL  .320 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 AL  .395 (8th)
1991 AL  .391 (10th)
1992 AL  .386 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1981 AL  109 (1st)
1983 AL  161 (4th)
Career  2,390 (85th)

At Bats s c a p y
1983 AL  643 (3rd)
Career  8,570 (98th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1983 AL  720 (2nd)
1985 AL  701 (9th)
1987 AL  684 (10th)
Career  9,967 (82nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1985 AL  102 (10th)
1987 AL  110 (3rd)
Career  1,386 (94th)

Hits s c a p y
1983 AL  206 (3rd)
Career  2,369 (127th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1983 AL  294 (7th)
Career  3,651 (136th)

Doubles s c a p y
1983 AL  40 (7th)
1987 AL  38 (3rd)
Career  420 (150th)

Triples s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (10th)
1982 AL  8 (8th)
1985 AL  8 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1989 AL  28 (7th)
Career  244 (217th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Career  1,084 (213th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1989 AL  89 (7th)
1991 AL  90 (7th)
Career  1,197 (59th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,099 (209th)

Singles s c a p y
1983 AL  148 (2nd)
Career  1,640 (136th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1989 AL  133 (9th)
1991 AL  141 (10th)
1992 AL  137 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1983 AL  114 (5th)
1985 AL  107 (9th)
Career  1,395 (111th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1983 AL  31 (9th)
Career  231 (213th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1983 AL  3.1 (9th)
Career  22.5 (225th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
Career  729 (158th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1983 AL  273 (2nd)
1985 AL  252 (9th)
Career  3,586 (86th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1991 AL  .716 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (6th)
1980 AL  12 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1978 AL  8 (9th)
1983 AL  8 (7th)
1989 AL  9 (9th)
Career  91 (57th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  79 (187th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1986 AL  20 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1983 AL  10 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
Career  180.3 (114th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1989 AL  18.2 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1987 AL  462 (9th)
Career  6,599 (84th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1983 AL  33.80 (6th)
1985 AL  32.08 (7th)
1989 AL  35.94 (8th)
1991 AL  43.56 (7th)
Career  302.96 (119th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1983 AL  4.0 (5th)
1985 AL  3.7 (7th)
1989 AL  4.2 (4th)
1991 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  29.8 (106th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1989 AL  3.4 (7th)
1991 AL  4.2 (5th)
Career  25.3 (141st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1983 AL  3.4 (6th)
1985 AL  3.1 (7th)
1989 AL  3.6 (8th)
1991 AL  4.2 (7th)
Career  29.7 (118th)

Assistss c a p y
1981 AL  354 (3rd)
1982 AL  470 (3rd)
1983 AL  447 (5th)
Career  6,653 (21st)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
Career  77 (88th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1980 AL  143 (5th)
1981 AL  108 (1st)
1982 AL  149 (3rd)
1983 AL  160 (1st)
1984 AL  142 (5th)
1985 AL  150 (2nd)
1986 AL  141 (5th)
1987 AL  148 (3rd)
1989 AL  146 (4th)
Career  2,308 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1980 AL  340 (4th)
1982 AL  331 (5th)
1983 AL  299 (5th)
1985 AL  314 (3rd)
1989 AL  327 (1st)
1990 AL  286 (5th)
Career  4,771 (11th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  458 (3rd)
1981 AL  354 (1st)
1982 AL  470 (1st)
1983 AL  447 (3rd)
1985 AL  414 (4th)
1986 AL  421 (4th)
1987 AL  416 (4th)
1989 AL  393 (5th)
Career  6,653 (6th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  17 (2nd)
1984 AL  15 (3rd)
1986 AL  11 (5th)
1987 AL  17 (2nd)
1994 AL  12 (2nd)
Career  189 (71st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  95 (5th)
1979 AL  103 (3rd)
1981 AL  77 (3rd)
1982 AL  120 (1st)
1985 AL  101 (3rd)
1986 AL  98 (4th)
1987 AL  99 (3rd)
1989 AL  99 (3rd)
1990 AL  98 (5th)
Career  1,527 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  10 (4th)
1979 AL  9 (3rd)
1980 AL  7 (2nd)
1981 AL  15 (1st)
1982 AL  13 (1st)
1983 AL  4 (5th)
1986 AL  10 (3rd)
1991 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  77 (7th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1978 AL  6.09 (1st)
1979 AL  5.74 (4th)
1981 AL  5.69 (5th)
1982 AL  5.62 (4th)
1986 AL  5.20 (5th)
1989 AL  5.50 (4th)
1990 AL  5.71 (1st)
1991 AL  5.21 (4th)
1993 AL  5.81 (1st)
1994 AL  5.36 (3rd)
Career  5.39 (18th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1978 AL  5.58 (2nd)
1981 AL  5.38 (5th)
1982 AL  5.38 (4th)
1989 AL  4.93 (5th)
1990 AL  5.06 (3rd)
1993 AL  5.07 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  .986 (2nd)
1980 AL  .985 (5th)
1981 AL  .985 (4th)
1982 AL  .988 (1st)
1986 AL  .984 (4th)
1989 AL  .985 (4th)
1990 AL  .991 (2nd)
1991 AL  .994 (1st)
1992 AL  .984 (3rd)
Career  .984 (51st)

Youngest s c a p y
1977 AL  born 1957-05-12 (6th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 31 (785), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 92 (186), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 43 (135), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (11th), 74.9 career WAR/37.8 7yr-peak WAR/56.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 3, 1975: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft.
  • November 2, 1992: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 7, 1992: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • November 7, 1995: Granted Free Agency.
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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
1980 23 Detroit Tigers $130,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide Player win; team offered $105K
1985 28 Detroit Tigers $670,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 29 Detroit Tigers $670,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 Detroit Tigers $420,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Detroit Tigers $975,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 32 Detroit Tigers $1,025,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 33 Detroit Tigers $1,800,000 ? USA Today
1991 34 Detroit Tigers $2,000,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 35 Detroit Tigers $2,200,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 36 Detroit Tigers $3,433,333 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $283,333 signing bonus
1994 37 Detroit Tigers $2,783,333 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $283,333 signing bonus
1995 38 Detroit Tigers $3,783,334 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $283,334 signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,890,000
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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