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Butch Wynegar

Harold Delano Wynegar

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 14, 1956 in York, PA
High Schools: Red Lion HS (Red Lion, PA), Red Lion HS (York, PA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1976 (Age 20.026)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Yankees/Angels 1976-1988
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: May 24, 1988 (Age 32.071)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #842. Tom Tresh… #843. Jim Gantner… #844. Roy Johnson… #845. BUTCH WYNEGAR… #846. George Stone… #847. Joe Randa… #848. Freddie Patek… 

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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
1976 ★ 20 MIN AL 149 622 534 58 139 21 2 10 69 0 0 79 63 .260 .356 .363 .719 109 194 14 2 4 3 7 *2D AS,MVP-28,RoY-2
1977 ★ 21 MIN AL 144 617 532 76 139 22 3 10 79 2 3 68 61 .261 .344 .370 .715 96 197 11 2 10 5 5 *2/5 AS
1978 22 MIN AL 135 522 454 36 104 22 1 4 45 1 0 47 42 .229 .307 .308 .616 73 140 7 6 11 4 2 *2/5
1979 23 MIN AL 149 595 504 74 136 20 0 7 57 2 2 74 36 .270 .363 .351 .714 91 177 13 2 11 4 5 *2/D
1980 24 MIN AL 146 564 486 61 124 18 3 5 57 3 1 63 36 .255 .339 .335 .675 81 163 9 2 7 6 6 *2/D
1981 25 MIN AL 47 172 150 11 37 5 0 0 10 0 1 17 9 .247 .322 .280 .602 71 42 7 1 1 3 2 2/D
1982 26 TOT AL 87 338 277 36 74 12 1 4 28 0 1 50 33 .267 .378 .361 .739 105 100 9 1 7 3 2 2
1982 26 MIN AL 24 96 86 9 18 4 0 1 8 0 0 10 12 .209 .292 .291 .582 59 25 2 0 0 0 1 2
1982 26 NYY AL 63 242 191 27 56 8 1 3 20 0 1 40 21 .293 .413 .393 .805 125 75 7 1 7 3 1 2
1983 27 NYY AL 94 357 301 40 89 18 2 6 42 1 1 52 29 .296 .399 .429 .827 133 129 7 1 1 2 1 2
1984 28 NYY AL 129 512 442 48 118 13 1 6 45 1 4 65 35 .267 .360 .342 .702 100 151 18 0 4 1 6 *2
1985 29 NYY AL 102 375 309 27 69 15 0 5 32 0 0 64 43 .223 .356 .320 .676 89 99 11 0 1 1 2 2
1986 30 NYY AL 61 226 194 19 40 4 1 7 29 0 0 30 21 .206 .310 .345 .655 79 67 9 0 0 2 2 2
1987 31 CAL AL 31 102 92 4 19 2 0 0 5 0 0 9 13 .207 .277 .228 .505 39 21 2 0 1 0 0 2/D
1988 32 CAL AL 27 65 55 8 14 4 1 1 8 0 0 8 7 .255 .338 .418 .757 114 23 2 0 0 2 1 2
13 Yrs 1301 5067 4330 498 1102 176 15 65 506 10 13 626 428 .255 .348 .347 .695 93 1503 119 17 58 36 41
162 Game Avg. 162 631 539 62 137 22 2 8 63 1 2 78 53 .255 .348 .347 .695 93 187 15 2 7 4 5
MIN (7 yrs) 794 3188 2746 325 697 112 9 37 325 8 7 358 259 .254 .340 .342 .682 89 938 63 15 44 25 28
NYY (5 yrs) 449 1712 1437 161 372 58 5 27 168 2 6 251 149 .259 .368 .363 .730 105 521 52 2 13 9 12
CAL (2 yrs) 58 167 147 12 33 6 1 1 13 0 0 17 20 .224 .301 .299 .601 66 44 4 0 1 2 1

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
1976 ★ 20 MIN AL 149 622 7 -1 -2 -2 8 10 1.2 22 32 3.3 .507 .507 3.6 0.7 34 $50,000 *2D AS,MVP-28,RoY-2
1977 ★ 21 MIN AL 144 617 2 -2 2 4 9 15 1.6 22 37 3.8 .511 .509 3.3 1.4 33 $60,000 *2/5 AS
1978 22 MIN AL 135 522 -17 -0 1 5 8 -4 -0.4 19 15 1.5 .497 .497 1.0 1.5 10 *2/5
1979 23 MIN AL 149 595 -4 1 -0 17 9 22 2.3 21 44 4.4 .515 .514 2.7 2.7 27 *2/D
1980 24 MIN AL 146 564 -15 0 -0 10 9 4 0.6 19 24 2.4 .503 .503 1.3 2.0 13 *2/D
1981 25 MIN AL 47 172 -7 -0 -1 3 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .490 .497 -0.2 0.5 -1 $460,000 2/D
1982 26 MIN AL 24 96 -6 0 -0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .478 .497 -0.1 0.1 -1 $460,000 2
1982 26 NYY AL 63 242 8 -1 -0 1 4 12 1.2 8 20 2.0 .519 .508 1.9 0.5 19 2
1983 27 NYY AL 94 357 14 -0 0 4 5 23 2.4 12 35 3.6 .525 .515 3.2 1.0 31 $426,000 2
1984 28 NYY AL 129 512 3 -1 -2 3 8 10 1.1 17 28 2.8 .508 .507 2.5 1.1 25 $460,000 *2
1985 29 NYY AL 102 375 -1 0 -1 7 6 11 1.2 13 24 2.4 .511 .507 1.7 1.3 17 $550,000 2
1986 30 NYY AL 61 226 -8 -2 -1 -1 3 -8 -0.7 8 0 -0.0 .487 .495 0.1 0.3 1 $733,333 2
1987 31 CAL AL 31 102 -9 0 0 3 1 -4 -0.3 3 -0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.3 0.4 -3 $733,333 2/D
1988 32 CAL AL 27 65 1 -0 -0 1 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .510 .502 0.4 0.2 4 $733,333 2
13 Seasons 1301 5067 -31 -7 -5 54 75 86 9.6 177 262 26.3 .507 .506 21.0 13.8 209 $4,665,999
MIN (7 yrs) 794 3188 -40 -3 -1 36 46 38 4.4 113 151 15.2 .505 .505 11.5 8.8 115 $1,030,000
NYY (5 yrs) 449 1712 16 -4 -4 14 26 49 5.3 58 107 10.7 .511 .507 9.3 4.2 93 $2,169,333
CAL (2 yrs) 58 167 -8 0 -0 4 3 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .498 .500 0.1 0.7 1 $1,466,666

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1976 MIN AL 20 C 137 133 127 1181.0 744 650 78 16 6 .978 -2 -2 5.55 5.31 .981 5.75 5.77 10 48 113 62 35% 34% 3 AS,MVP-28,RoY-2
1976 MIN AL 20 DH 15 12 AS,MVP-28,RoY-2
1977 MIN AL 21 C 142 138 135 1247.0 765 676 84 5 8 .993 4 4 5.49 5.35 .986 6.01 5.97 10 41 81 60 43% 39% 4 AS
1977 MIN AL 21 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00 AS
1978 MIN AL 22 C 131 121 115 1105.1 660 582 70 8 12 .988 5 5 5.31 4.98 .983 5.53 5.48 6 37 71 57 45% 38% 0
1978 MIN AL 22 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1979 MIN AL 23 C 146 139 131 1240.2 724 653 65 6 10 .992 17 16 5.21 4.92 .982 5.46 5.39 5 37 57 64 53% 36% 1
1979 MIN AL 23 DH 2 2
1980 MIN AL 24 C 142 133 128 1211.0 751 670 72 9 13 .988 10 10 5.51 5.23 .986 5.48 5.47 5 24 61 49 45% 35% 2
1980 MIN AL 24 DH 1 0
1981 MIN AL 25 C 37 36 32 309.1 187 162 24 1 4 .995 3 12 5.41 5.03 .987 5.51 5.49 0 3 29 19 40% 38% 0
1981 MIN AL 25 DH 9 7
1982 TOT AL 26 C 86 82 76 749.1 554 523 26 5 10 .991 0 0 6.59 6.38 .988 5.69 5.66 3 12 56 25 31% 36% 0
1982 MIN AL 26 C 24 23 22 210.1 139 128 9 2 4 .986 -1 -6 5.86 5.71 .988 5.69 5.66 1 4 20 6 23% 36% 0
1982 NYY AL 26 C 62 59 54 539.0 415 395 17 3 6 .993 1 2 6.88 6.65 .988 5.69 5.66 2 8 36 19 35% 36% 0
1983 NYY AL 27 C 93 83 79 769.0 517 480 29 8 4 .985 4 6 5.96 5.47 .986 5.70 5.66 5 17 58 37 39% 33% 2
1984 NYY AL 28 C 126 117 109 1068.0 822 757 59 6 9 .993 3 3 6.88 6.48 .987 5.96 5.92 6 26 70 41 37% 36% 1
1985 NYY AL 29 C 96 90 86 813.2 587 547 34 6 7 .990 7 10 6.43 6.05 .987 6.05 5.99 3 14 52 32 38% 33% 0
1986 NYY AL 30 C 57 52 49 470.2 349 325 22 2 1 .994 -1 -3 6.64 6.09 .989 6.62 6.56 6 11 34 15 31% 34% 0
1987 CAL AL 31 C 28 25 20 211.1 175 162 12 1 3 .994 3 17 7.41 6.21 .988 6.74 6.67 1 4 17 9 35% 31% 0
1987 CAL AL 31 DH 1 0
1988 CAL AL 32 C 26 15 11 144.2 104 94 8 2 1 .981 1 8 6.35 3.92 .989 6.22 6.16 1 10 9 8 47% 31% 0
13 Seasons C 1247 1164 1098 10521.0 6939 6281 583 75 88 .989 54 6 5.87 5.50 .985 5.79 5.76 61 284 708 478 40% 35% 13
5 Seasons DH 28 21
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
13 Seasons TOT 1249 1164 1098 10523.0 6939 6281 583 75 88 .989 54 6 5.87 5.50 .985 5.79 5.75 61 284 708 478 40% 35% 13
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 AL (28, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1979 AL  2.7 (4th)
1980 AL  2.1 (5th)
Career  13.8 (124th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1976 AL  79 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1979 AL  14.0 (7th)
1980 AL  13.5 (8th)
1984 AL  12.6 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1976 AL  137 (2nd)
1977 AL  142 (3rd)
1978 AL  131 (5th)
1979 AL  146 (2nd)
1980 AL  142 (3rd)
1984 AL  126 (4th)
Career  1,247 (61st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1976 AL  650 (2nd)
1977 AL  676 (3rd)
1979 AL  653 (4th)
1980 AL  670 (3rd)
1984 AL  757 (2nd)
Career  6,281 (62nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1976 AL  78 (2nd)
1977 AL  84 (2nd)
1980 AL  72 (3rd)
1984 AL  59 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1976 AL  16 (1st)
1980 AL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1978 AL  12 (4th)
1979 AL  10 (4th)
1980 AL  13 (1st)
1982 AL  10 (2nd)
1984 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  88 (74th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1976 AL  10 (3rd)
1977 AL  10 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1976 AL  113 (1st)
1977 AL  81 (4th)
1984 AL  70 (2nd)
Career  708 (79th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1976 AL  62 (2nd)
1977 AL  60 (1st)
1978 AL  57 (3rd)
1979 AL  64 (1st)
1980 AL  49 (3rd)
1983 AL  37 (4th)
1984 AL  41 (4th)
Career  478 (72nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1979 AL  52.9 (1st)
1980 AL  44.5 (4th)
1983 AL  38.9 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1978 AL  5 (4th)
1979 AL  17 (1st)
1980 AL  10 (1st)
1985 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  54 (16th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1982 AL  6.59 (3rd)
1984 AL  6.88 (2nd)
1985 AL  6.43 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1980 AL  5.23 (5th)
1982 AL  6.38 (1st)
1983 AL  5.47 (5th)
1984 AL  6.48 (2nd)
1985 AL  6.05 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1977 AL  .993 (2nd)
1978 AL  .988 (5th)
1979 AL  .992 (2nd)
1984 AL  .993 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1976 AL  born 1956-03-14 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 21 (791), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (474), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (46th), 26.3 career WAR/22.6 7yr-peak WAR/24.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1976 20 Minnesota Twins $50,000 ? 12/4/76 TSN
1977 21 Minnesota Twins $60,000 ? 12/4/76 TSN
1981 25 Minnesota Twins $460,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Five years, $2.3M, breakdown unknown
1982 26 Minnesota Twins $460,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Five years, $2.3M, breakdown unknown
1983 27 New York Yankees $426,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide; 1/15/84 NYT Five years, $2.3M, breakdown in 1/15/83 NYT
1984 28 New York Yankees $460,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide Five years, $2.3M, breakdown unknown; 1/4/85-$466K
1985 29 New York Yankees $550,000 ? 1982 TSN Guide; 1985 USA Today survey Five years, $2.3M
1986 30 New York Yankees $733,333 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 31 California Angels $733,333 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 32 California Angels $733,333 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,665,999
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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