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George Wright

George DeWitt Wright

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 22, 1958 in Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Capitol Hill HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1982 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Expos 1982-1986

Final Game: October 5, 1986 (Age 27)
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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
1982 23 TEX AL 150 599 557 69 147 20 5 11 50 3 7 30 78 .264 .305 .377 .682 91 210 11 3 8 1 4 *8/97
1983 24 TEX AL 162 681 634 79 175 28 6 18 80 8 7 41 82 .276 .321 .424 .745 106 269 9 2 1 3 9 *8 MVP-24
1984 25 TEX AL 101 405 383 40 93 19 4 9 48 0 2 15 54 .243 .273 .384 .657 78 147 6 2 1 3 2 89D
1985 26 TEX AL 109 395 363 21 69 13 0 2 18 4 7 25 49 .190 .241 .242 .483 33 88 9 0 3 2 5 98/D
1986 27 TOT MLB 105 245 223 22 45 8 3 2 12 4 6 15 51 .202 .254 .291 .546 49 65 5 2 1 4 1 987
1986 27 TEX AL 49 112 106 10 23 3 1 2 7 3 5 4 23 .217 .250 .321 .571 53 34 2 1 0 1 1 97/8
1986 27 MON NL 56 133 117 12 22 5 2 0 5 1 1 11 28 .188 .258 .265 .523 45 31 3 1 1 3 0 87/9
5 Yrs 627 2325 2160 231 529 88 18 42 208 19 29 126 314 .245 .288 .361 .648 79 779 40 9 14 13 21
162 Game Avg. 162 601 558 60 137 23 5 11 54 5 7 33 81 .245 .288 .361 .648 79 201 10 2 4 3 5
TEX (5 yrs) 571 2192 2043 219 507 83 16 42 203 18 28 115 286 .248 .290 .366 .656 81 748 37 8 13 10 21
MON (1 yr) 56 133 117 12 22 5 2 0 5 1 1 11 28 .188 .258 .265 .523 45 31 3 1 1 3 0
AL (5 yrs) 571 2192 2043 219 507 83 16 42 203 18 28 115 286 .248 .290 .366 .656 81 748 37 8 13 10 21
NL (1 yr) 56 133 117 12 22 5 2 0 5 1 1 11 28 .188 .258 .265 .523 45 31 3 1 1 3 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
1982 23 TEX AL 150 599 -10 -2 1 7 0 -3 -0.3 20 18 1.6 .498 .498 1.0 0.7 11 *8/97
1983 24 TEX AL 162 681 -0 0 1 6 1 8 1.0 23 31 3.2 .505 .505 2.6 0.8 25 *8 MVP-24
1984 25 TEX AL 101 405 -11 -0 2 -13 -2 -25 -2.6 14 -12 -1.3 .474 .484 0.1 -1.6 2 89D
1985 26 TEX AL 109 395 -36 -4 -0 -5 -2 -48 -5.0 14 -34 -3.7 .454 .469 -3.2 -0.8 -29 $400,000 98/D
1986 27 TEX AL 49 112 -8 -2 0 0 -1 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .478 .493 -0.8 -0.1 -7 97/8
1986 27 MON NL 56 133 -8 0 0 -5 -0 -13 -1.4 5 -8 -1.0 .475 .491 -0.4 -0.6 -3 87/9
5 Seasons 627 2325 -73 -7 4 -10 -5 -91 -9.4 79 -12 -1.9 .485 .492 -0.7 -1.5 -2 $400,000
TEX (5 yrs) 571 2192 -65 -8 4 -6 -5 -79 -7.9 75 -4 -0.9 .486 .492 -0.2 -1.0 2 $400,000
MON (1 yr) 56 133 -8 0 0 -5 -0 -13 -1.4 5 -8 -1.0 .475 .491 -0.4 -0.6 -3

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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
1982 TEX AL 23 OF 149 135 127 1227.0 420 398 14 8 3 .981 7 6 3.02 2.77 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 TEX AL 23 CF 144 130 123 1178.1 407 387 12 8 3 .980 8 8 3.05 2.77 .985 2.84 2.83
1982 TEX AL 23 RF 6 5 4 45.2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.38 1.17 .981 2.27 2.27
1982 TEX AL 23 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.30
1983 TEX AL 24 CF 161 160 159 1443.2 467 455 5 7 1 .985 6 5 2.87 2.86 .987 2.93 2.91 MVP-24
1983 TEX AL 24 OF 161 160 159 1443.2 473 460 6 7 1 .985 6 5 2.91 2.89 .981 2.50 2.48 MVP-24
1984 TEX AL 25 OF 80 80 77 695.1 181 175 3 3 0 .983 -13 -23 2.30 2.23 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 TEX AL 25 CF 54 54 52 462.2 126 124 1 1 0 .992 -13 -33 2.43 2.31 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 TEX AL 25 RF 26 26 25 232.2 54 51 1 2 0 .963 -0 -2 2.01 2.00 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 TEX AL 25 DH 18 18
1985 TEX AL 26 OF 102 93 85 826.2 223 213 8 2 2 .991 -5 -8 2.41 2.17 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 TEX AL 26 RF 55 52 46 445.1 102 98 4 0 1 1.000 -4 -11 2.06 1.85 .980 2.17 2.15
1985 TEX AL 26 CF 53 41 39 381.1 118 113 3 2 1 .983 -1 -4 2.74 2.19 .988 2.91 2.88
1985 TEX AL 26 DH 4 3
1986 TOT MLB 27 OF 74 45 39 470.1 115 109 4 2 0 .983 -4 -11 2.16 1.53 .980 2.29 2.29
1986 TOT MLB 27 RF 30 14 13 156.0 40 36 3 1 0 .975 1 5 2.25 1.30 .975 2.08 2.07
1986 TOT MLB 27 CF 29 22 18 204.1 59 58 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -23 2.60 2.03 .985 2.66 2.65
1986 TOT MLB 27 LF 20 9 8 110.0 23 21 1 1 0 .957 -1 -13 1.80 1.10 .976 2.10 2.10
1986 TEX AL 27 OF 42 21 19 244.1 65 61 2 2 0 .969 0 2 2.32 1.50 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 TEX AL 27 RF 27 12 11 136.0 38 34 3 1 0 .974 2 13 2.45 1.37 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 TEX AL 27 LF 10 4 4 53.2 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -0 -9 1.68 1.00 .977 2.25 2.22
1986 TEX AL 27 CF 8 5 4 54.2 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 2.96 2.25 .986 2.83 2.80
1986 MON NL 27 OF 32 24 20 226.0 50 48 2 0 0 1.000 -5 -25 1.99 1.56 .979 2.19 2.19
1986 MON NL 27 CF 21 17 14 149.2 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -26 2.47 1.95 .984 2.59 2.59
1986 MON NL 27 LF 10 5 4 56.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -17 1.92 1.20 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 MON NL 27 RF 3 2 2 20.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 0.90 0.67 .975 1.98 2.00
5 Seasons OF 566 513 487 4663.0 1412 1355 35 22 6 .984 -10 -3 2.68 2.46 .982 2.46 2.44
5 Seasons CF 441 407 391 3670.1 1177 1137 22 18 5 .985 -4 -1 2.84 2.63 .986 2.89 2.87
4 Seasons RF 117 97 88 879.2 203 191 9 3 1 .985 -5 -7 2.05 1.71 .979 2.18 2.15
2 Seasons LF 21 9 8 113.0 23 21 1 1 0 .957 -1 -14 1.75 1.05 .976 2.11 2.11
5 Seasons TOT 566 513 487 4663.0 1412 1355 35 22 6 .984 -10 -3 2.68 2.46 .982 2.46 2.44
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Games Played s c a p y
1983 AL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1983 AL  634 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1983 AL  681 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1983 AL  479 (6th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  161 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  387 (4th)
1983 AL  455 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  12 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  8 (2nd)
1983 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 AL  3 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1983 AL  161 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1982 AL  398 (4th)
1983 AL  460 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1982 AL  14 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1982 AL  3.05 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1982 AL  3.02 (4th)
Career  2.68 (43rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1983 AL  2.89 (4th)
Career  2.46 (92nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 2 (2217), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (1050th), -1.9 career WAR/-1.9 7yr-peak WAR/-1.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198526Texas Rangers$400,0001985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$400,000
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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