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Terry Whitfield

Terry Bertland Whitfield

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: January 12, 1953 in Blythe, CA
High School: Palo Verde HS (Blythe, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1974 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Dodgers/Yankees 1974-1986
Agents: Tom Reich [*]
Final Game: May 23, 1986 (Age 33)
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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
1974 21 NYY AL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 /8
1975 22 NYY AL 28 84 81 9 22 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 17 .272 .274 .309 .582 66 25 2 0 0 2 0 9/7D
1976 23 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1977 24 SFG NL 114 352 326 41 93 21 3 7 36 2 3 20 46 .285 .329 .433 .761 104 141 4 2 2 2 1 987
1978 25 SFG NL 149 543 488 70 141 20 2 10 32 5 11 33 69 .289 .335 .400 .734 109 195 9 2 17 3 5 *7/8
1979 26 SFG NL 133 445 394 52 113 20 4 5 44 5 4 36 47 .287 .349 .396 .745 110 156 15 4 7 4 6 7/8
1980 27 SFG NL 118 348 321 38 95 16 2 4 26 4 2 20 44 .296 .337 .396 .733 107 127 6 1 4 2 3 7
1984 31 LAD NL 87 200 180 15 44 8 0 4 18 1 4 17 35 .244 .313 .356 .669 90 64 5 1 2 0 2 97/8
1985 32 LAD NL 79 110 104 8 27 7 0 3 16 0 0 6 27 .260 .300 .413 .713 102 43 2 0 0 0 1 7/98
1986 33 LAD NL 19 19 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 .071 .316 .071 .387 17 1 1 0 0 0 2 /7
10 Yrs 730 2106 1913 233 537 93 12 33 179 18 24 138 288 .281 .330 .394 .724 103 753 44 10 32 13 20
162 Game Avg. 162 467 425 52 119 21 3 7 40 4 5 31 64 .281 .330 .394 .724 103 167 10 2 7 3 4
SFG (4 yrs) 514 1688 1529 201 442 77 11 26 138 16 20 109 206 .289 .338 .405 .743 108 619 34 9 30 11 15
LAD (3 yrs) 185 329 298 23 72 15 0 7 34 1 4 28 64 .242 .309 .362 .671 91 108 8 1 2 0 5
NYY (3 yrs) 31 89 86 9 23 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 18 .267 .270 .302 .572 63 26 2 0 0 2 0
NL (7 yrs) 699 2017 1827 224 514 92 11 33 172 17 24 137 270 .281 .333 .398 .731 105 727 42 10 32 11 20
AL (3 yrs) 31 89 86 9 23 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 18 .267 .270 .302 .572 63 26 2 0 0 2 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
1974 21 NYY AL 2 5 -1 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .441 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /8
1975 22 NYY AL 28 84 -2 0 -0 -0 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 9/7D
1976 23 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /7
1977 24 SFG NL 114 352 3 -1 0 4 -3 4 0.3 11 15 1.4 .503 .502 0.9 0.1 11 987
1978 25 SFG NL 149 543 5 -0 -1 2 -5 0 0.0 17 18 1.8 .500 .500 1.4 -0.4 16 *7/8
1979 26 SFG NL 133 445 5 -0 -1 3 -4 3 0.3 14 17 1.8 .502 .502 1.4 -0.2 15 7/8
1980 27 SFG NL 118 348 1 -0 0 -3 -3 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.7 .496 .497 1.0 -0.7 11 7
1984 31 LAD NL 87 200 -2 -1 -0 2 -2 -4 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .495 .497 -0.1 0.0 1 97/8
1985 32 LAD NL 79 110 1 -0 0 -1 -0 -0 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $316,667 7/98
1986 33 LAD NL 19 19 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /7
10 Seasons 730 2106 7 -3 -1 6 -19 -9 -1.1 69 61 5.9 .499 .500 4.8 -1.5 54 $316,667
SFG (4 yrs) 514 1688 14 -2 -1 6 -15 3 0.2 55 58 5.7 .501 .500 4.8 -1.2 52
LAD (3 yrs) 185 329 -4 -1 -0 2 -3 -7 -0.7 11 5 0.4 .496 .498 0.2 -0.1 3 $316,667
NYY (3 yrs) 31 89 -3 0 -0 -1 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1

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
1985 32 LAD NL NLCS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1974 NYY AL 21 CF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 2.90 2.90
1974 NYY AL 21 OF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.40
1975 NYY AL 22 OF 25 20 19 184.2 46 42 3 1 0 .978 -0 -1 2.19 1.80 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 NYY AL 22 RF 23 19 18 174.2 44 41 2 1 0 .977 0 1 2.22 1.87 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 NYY AL 22 LF 2 1 1 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -36 0.90 0.50 .980 2.16 2.15
1975 NYY AL 22 DH 1 1
1976 NYY AL 23 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1976 NYY AL 23 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.50
1977 SFG NL 24 OF 84 74 55 659.2 176 167 4 5 0 .972 4 8 2.33 2.04 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 SFG NL 24 RF 49 49 34 389.2 110 106 2 2 0 .982 5 15 2.49 2.20 .974 2.11 2.11
1977 SFG NL 24 CF 23 14 13 146.0 39 35 1 3 0 .923 -3 -21 2.22 1.57 .986 2.73 2.74
1977 SFG NL 24 LF 22 11 8 124.0 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 2 17 1.96 1.23 .972 1.93 1.93
1978 SFG NL 25 OF 140 120 107 1105.1 259 249 7 3 2 .988 2 2 2.08 1.83 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 SFG NL 25 LF 137 116 105 1076.1 245 235 7 3 2 .988 2 2 2.02 1.77 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 SFG NL 25 CF 5 4 2 29.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.48 1.60 .982 2.79 2.76
1979 SFG NL 26 OF 106 93 87 845.2 185 167 10 8 3 .957 3 4 1.88 1.67 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 SFG NL 26 LF 105 93 87 843.2 186 167 11 8 3 .957 3 4 1.90 1.70 .970 2.01 2.00
1979 SFG NL 26 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1980 SFG NL 27 LF 95 77 61 687.1 155 142 11 2 1 .987 -3 -5 2.00 1.61 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 SFG NL 27 OF 95 77 61 687.1 153 140 11 2 1 .987 -3 -5 1.98 1.59 .980 2.31 2.31
1984 LAD NL 31 OF 58 42 27 386.2 81 76 4 1 0 .988 2 7 1.86 1.38 .979 2.27 2.26
1984 LAD NL 31 RF 37 24 16 232.0 51 49 2 0 0 1.000 2 10 1.98 1.38 .979 2.07 2.06
1984 LAD NL 31 LF 23 16 11 140.2 27 25 1 1 0 .963 -0 -2 1.66 1.13 .971 2.03 2.02
1984 LAD NL 31 CF 2 2 0 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 51 2.57 2.00 .988 2.70 2.70
1985 LAD NL 32 OF 28 17 3 134.1 27 23 2 2 0 .926 -1 -7 1.67 0.89 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 LAD NL 32 LF 21 12 1 91.1 18 14 2 2 0 .889 -1 -17 1.58 0.76 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 LAD NL 32 RF 7 5 2 41.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.76 1.14 .978 2.02 2.01
1985 LAD NL 32 CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.70 2.70
1986 LAD NL 33 LF 1 1 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1986 LAD NL 33 OF 1 1 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.20
10 Seasons OF 539 445 360 4017.2 928 865 41 22 6 .976 6 2 2.03 1.68 .979 2.30 2.29
9 Seasons LF 407 327 274 2978.1 660 611 33 16 6 .976 2 1 1.95 1.58 .975 2.01 2.00
4 Seasons RF 116 97 70 837.1 213 203 7 3 0 .986 7 10 2.26 1.81 .976 2.10 2.09
6 Seasons CF 33 21 16 202.0 52 48 1 3 0 .942 -2 -15 2.18 1.48 .985 2.74 2.75
10 Seasons TOT 539 445 360 4017.2 928 865 41 22 6 .976 6 2 2.03 1.68 .979 2.30 2.29
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 NL  17 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  11 (3rd)
1980 NL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  2 (3rd)
1979 NL  3 (3rd)
1980 NL  1 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1978 NL  2.02 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  .988 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (271st), 5.9 career WAR/6.2 7yr-peak WAR/6.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198532Los Angeles Dodgers$316,6671985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$316,667
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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