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Vance Law

Vance Aaron Law (Long arm of the Law)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 1, 1956 in Boise, Idaho, United States
High School: Provo HS (Provo, UT)
School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 39th round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT).

Major League Stats


Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1978 21 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk PIT 61 265 216 48 69 13 7 2 30 3 5 42 41 .319 .431 .472 .904 102 2 3 2
1978 21 1.2 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0
1978 21 -1.2 Salem CARL A PIT 60 261 213 48 68 13 7 2 30 3 5 41 41 .319 .430 .474 .904 101 2 3 2
1979 22 -3.3 Portland PCL AAA PIT 131 513 448 62 139 16 8 2 52 8 4 47 69 .310 .377 .395 .772 177 2 14 2
1980 23 -2.3 Portland PCL AAA PIT 96 395 339 59 100 23 5 5 54 9 5 43 33 .295 .380 .437 .816 148 4 8 1
1980 23 -5.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 25 78 74 11 17 2 2 0 3 2 0 3 7 .230 .260 .311 .571 23 2 0 1 0 0
1981 24 -1.0 Portland PCL AAA PIT 88 364 310 55 86 14 9 5 43 8 4 47 41 .277 .373 .429 .802 133 1 5 1 0
1981 24 -4.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 30 71 67 1 9 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 15 .134 .157 .164 .321 11 2 0 1 1 0
1982 25 -3.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 114 398 359 40 101 20 1 5 54 4 2 26 46 .281 .327 .384 .712 138 10 1 7 5 1
1983 26 -2.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 145 471 408 55 99 21 5 4 42 3 1 51 56 .243 .325 .348 .673 142 7 1 6 5 1
1984 27 -1.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 151 533 481 60 121 18 2 17 59 4 1 41 75 .252 .309 .403 .713 194 13 1 6 4 2
1985 28 -0.7 MON NL MLB MON 147 621 519 75 138 30 6 10 52 6 5 86 96 .266 .369 .405 .773 210 11 2 8 6 0
1986 29 0.5 MON NL MLB MON 112 402 360 37 81 17 2 5 44 3 5 37 66 .225 .298 .325 .623 117 9 1 2 2 1
1987 30 1.8 MON NL MLB MON 133 492 436 52 119 27 1 12 56 8 5 51 62 .273 .347 .422 .769 184 8 0 2 3 5
1988 31 2.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 151 621 556 73 163 29 2 11 78 1 4 55 79 .293 .358 .412 .770 229 15 3 4 3 4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1989 32 3.6 CHC NL MLB CHC 130 454 408 38 96 22 3 7 42 2 2 38 73 .235 .296 .355 .651 145 11 0 1 7 0
1990 33 4.9 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 122 507 457 69 143 24 1 29 78 2 4 42 83 .313 .371 .560 .931 256 14 2 3 3 3
1991 34 8.2 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 18 77 65 7 13 1 0 0 6 0 0 12 12 .200 .325 .215 .540 14 0 0 0 0
1991 34 5.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 74 157 134 11 28 7 1 0 9 0 0 18 27 .209 .303 .276 .579 37 4 0 5 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 1212 4298 3802 453 972 193 26 71 442 34 26 408 602 .256 .326 .376 .703 1430 92 9 43 36 14
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 394 1614 1378 231 407 67 29 14 185 28 18 191 196 .295 .383 .417 .800 574 9 30 6 0
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1728 6419 5637 753 1522 284 56 114 705 64 48 641 881 .270 .344 .401 .745 2260 106 20 76 45 17
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 333 1349 1162 183 338 54 22 12 155 25 13 149 155 .291 .374 .406 .780 472 7 27 4 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1986 29 0.7 MON NL MLB MON 0 0 2.25 4.50 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1987 30 1.8 MON NL MLB MON 0 0 5.40 5.40 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.1 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 5.4
1991 34 5.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
All Levels (3 Seasons) 0 0 3.38 4.50 7 0 7 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 35 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.2 0.67

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1978 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk PIT SS 61 305 98 185 22 37 .928 4.64
1978 21 Pirates GULF Rk PIT SS 1 7 2 5 0 2 1.000 7.00
1978 21 Salem CARL A PIT SS 60 298 96 180 22 35 .926 4.60
1979 22 Portland PCL AAA PIT 2B 12 79 42 33 4 9 .949 6.25
1979 22 Portland PCL AAA PIT 3B 42 134 42 90 2 10 .985 3.14
1979 22 Portland PCL AAA PIT SS 78 318 117 185 16 33 .950 3.87
1980 23 Portland PCL AAA PIT SS 96 478 169 295 14 52 .971 4.83
1980 23 PIT NL MLB PIT 2B 11 92.0 55 23 30 2 5 .964 5.18 4.82
1980 23 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1980 23 PIT NL MLB PIT SS 8 62.0 33 8 24 1 3 .970 4.65 4.00
1981 24 Portland PCL AAA PIT 2B 78 341 143 191 7 30 .979 4.28
1981 24 Portland PCL AAA PIT 3B 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00
1981 24 Portland PCL AAA PIT SS 12 49 23 24 2 4 .959 3.92
1981 24 PIT NL MLB PIT 2B 19 123.0 85 40 45 0 9 1.000 6.22 4.47
1981 24 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 2 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1981 24 PIT NL MLB PIT SS 7 46.0 21 8 13 0 1 1.000 4.11 3.00
1982 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 10 45.0 33 11 19 3 5 .909 6.00 3.00
1982 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 39 210.0 79 19 55 5 3 .937 3.17 1.90
1982 25 CHW AL MLB CHW LF 1
1982 25 CHW AL MLB CHW OF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1982 25 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 85 653.0 383 126 239 18 44 .953 5.03 4.29
1983 26 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 3 2.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 22.50 1.67
1983 26 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 139 1141.0 414 91 309 14 28 .966 3.16 2.88
1983 26 CHW AL MLB CHW CF 1
1983 26 CHW AL MLB CHW OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1983 26 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1984 27 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 22 134.0 73 29 42 2 6 .973 4.77 3.23
1984 27 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 137 1064.0 291 79 199 13 24 .955 2.35 2.03
1984 27 CHW AL MLB CHW CF 6
1984 27 CHW AL MLB CHW OF 5 28.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 3.86 2.40
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1984 27 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 4 10.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 3.60 1.00
1985 28 MON NL MLB MON 1B 20 129.0 149 136 12 1 10 .993 10.33 7.40
1985 28 MON NL MLB MON 2B 126 1051.0 653 276 367 10 86 .985 5.51 5.10
1985 28 MON NL MLB MON 3B 11 68.0 32 8 23 1 2 .969 4.10 2.82
1985 28 MON NL MLB MON OF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1985 28 MON NL MLB MON RF 1
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON 1B 20 84.0 104 94 9 1 8 .990 11.04 5.15
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON 2B 94 755.0 457 170 284 3 50 .993 5.41 4.83
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON 3B 13 27.0 14 9 5 0 1 1.000 4.67 1.08
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON P 3 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.33
1986 29 MON NL MLB MON RF 1
1987 30 MON NL MLB MON 1B 17 101.0 99 89 9 1 5 .990 8.73 5.76
1987 30 MON NL MLB MON 2B 106 823.0 443 158 276 9 47 .980 4.75 4.09
1987 30 MON NL MLB MON 3B 22 117.0 34 11 22 1 2 .971 2.54 1.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1987 30 MON NL MLB MON P 3 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.33
1988 31 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 150 1339.0 402 111 272 19 22 .953 2.57 2.55
1988 31 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 1
1988 31 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
1989 32 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 119 952.0 257 76 168 13 13 .949 2.31 2.05
1989 32 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 1
1989 32 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1990 33 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 2B 47
1990 33 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 3B 80
1991 34 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 3B 18 41 5 34 2 3 .951 2.17
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 1 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK 3B 67 369.0 103 36 62 5 7 .951 2.39 1.46
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK LF 3
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 3 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1991 34 OAK AL MLB OAK SS 3 11.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 4.09 1.67
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 1B 58 319.0 354 321 30 3 23 .992 9.90 6.05
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 2B 391 3025.0 1804 710 1065 29 208 .984 5.28 4.54
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 3B 700 5293.0 1628 442 1115 71 102 .956 2.65 2.22
MLB (2 seasons) MLB CF 7
MLB (4 seasons) MLB LF 6
MLB (8 seasons) MLB OF 14 40.0 14 12 1 1 1 .929 2.92 0.93
MLB (3 seasons) MLB P 7 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.29
MLB (2 seasons) MLB RF 2
MLB (6 seasons) MLB SS 109 784.0 446 143 284 19 49 .957 4.90 3.92
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 2B 90 420 185 224 11 39 .974 4.54
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 3B 61 180 49 127 4 13 .978 2.89
Minors (4 seasons) Minors SS 247 1150 407 689 54 126 .953 4.44
All Levels (4 Seasons) 1B 58 319.0 354 321 30 3 23 .992 9.90 6.05
All Levels (10 Seasons) 2B 528 3025.0 2224 895 1289 40 247
All Levels (13 Seasons) 3B 841 5293.0 1808 491 1242 75 115
All Levels (2 Seasons) CF 7
All Levels (4 Seasons) LF 6
All Levels (8 Seasons) OF 14 40.0 14 12 1 1 1 .929 2.92 0.93
All Levels (3 Seasons) P 7 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.29
All Levels (2 Seasons) RF 2
All Levels (8 Seasons) SS 356 784.0 1596 550 973 73 175 .954 4.90 4.28
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1978 21 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Rk
1978 21 Salem Pirates Carolina League A
1979 22 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1980 23 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1980 23 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1980-06-01 1980-10-05
1981 24 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1981 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1981-04-12 1981-10-04
1982 25 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1982-04-17 1982-10-03
1983 26 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1983-04-04 1983-10-02
1984 27 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1984-04-02 1984-09-30
1985 28 Montreal Expos National League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 29 Montreal Expos National League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-09-05
1987 30 Montreal Expos National League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1988-04-05 1988-10-02
1989 32 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-30
1990 33 Chunichi Dragons Japan Central League Fgn
1991 34 Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League AAA
1991 34 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1991-04-09 1991-10-06

Sabr ID: 605c1363

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