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Chris Sabo
Christopher Andrew Sabo (Spuds)
All-Star Player
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" , Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 19, 1962 in Detroit, MI
Schools: University of Michigan
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1988
Final Game: September 2, 1996
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Standard Batting

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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
1988 26 CIN NL 137 582 538 74 146 40 2 11 44 46 14 29 52 .271 .314 .414 .728 105 223 12 6 5 4 1 *5/6 RoY-1
1989 27 CIN NL 82 336 304 40 79 21 1 6 29 14 9 25 33 .260 .316 .395 .711 99 120 2 1 4 2 2 5
1990 28 CIN NL 148 636 567 95 153 38 2 25 71 25 10 61 58 .270 .343 .476 .819 119 270 8 4 1 3 7 *5 MVP-13
1991 29 CIN NL 153 640 582 91 175 35 3 26 88 19 6 44 79 .301 .354 .505 .859 136 294 13 6 5 3 3 *5 MVP-20
1992 30 CIN NL 96 382 344 42 84 19 3 12 43 4 5 30 54 .244 .302 .422 .723 101 145 12 1 1 6 1 5
1993 31 CIN NL 148 611 552 86 143 33 2 21 82 6 4 43 105 .259 .315 .440 .755 100 243 10 6 2 8 5 *5
1994 32 BAL AL 68 288 258 41 66 15 3 11 42 1 1 20 38 .256 .320 .465 .786 96 120 8 5 4 1 2 59D/7
1995 33 TOT 25 94 84 10 20 6 0 1 11 3 0 4 14 .238 .283 .345 .628 66 29 1 2 2 2 1 D/35
1995 33 CHW AL 20 80 71 10 18 5 0 1 8 2 0 3 12 .254 .295 .366 .661 74 26 0 2 2 2 1 D/35
1995 33 STL NL 5 14 13 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 /35
1996 34 CIN NL 54 145 125 15 32 7 1 3 16 2 0 18 27 .256 .354 .400 .754 98 50 4 1 1 0 0 5
9 Seasons 911 3714 3354 494 898 214 17 116 426 120 49 274 460 .268 .326 .445 .772 109 1494 70 32 25 29 22
162 Game Avg. 162 660 596 88 160 38 3 21 76 21 9 49 82 .268 .326 .445 .772 109 266 12 6 4 5 4
CIN (7 yrs) 818 3332 3012 443 812 193 14 104 373 116 48 250 408 .270 .328 .447 .775 111 1345 61 25 19 26 19
STL (1 yr) 5 14 13 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 18 3 1 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 68 288 258 41 66 15 3 11 42 1 1 20 38 .256 .320 .465 .786 96 120 8 5 4 1 2
CHW (1 yr) 20 80 71 10 18 5 0 1 8 2 0 3 12 .254 .295 .366 .661 74 26 0 2 2 2 1
NL (8 yrs) 823 3346 3025 443 814 194 14 104 376 117 48 251 410 .269 .328 .446 .773 111 1348 62 25 19 26 19
AL (2 yrs) 88 368 329 51 84 20 3 12 50 3 1 23 50 .255 .315 .444 .759 92 146 8 7 6 3 3

Standard Fielding

Detailed Stats

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzrd Rtzhm Rof Rdp RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1988 CIN NL 26 3B 135 131 1174.0 407 75 318 14 31 .966 19.0 19.4 18.0 8.5 9.5 1 3.01 2.91 .946 2.77 2.35 RoY-1
1988 CIN NL 26 SS 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.00 RoY-1
1989 CIN NL 27 3B 76 76 660.1 192 36 145 11 12 .943 -6.8 -12.4 -6.8 1.9 -8.7 0 2.47 2.38 .943 2.71 2.25
1990 CIN NL 28 3B 146 144 1269.0 355 70 273 12 17 .966 -0.6 -0.6 0.4 -2.4 2.8 -1 2.43 2.35 .946 2.73 2.31 MVP-13
1991 CIN NL 29 3B 151 149 1303.1 353 86 255 12 24 .966 0.5 0.5 -0.5 1.4 -1.9 1 2.35 2.26 .949 2.74 2.31 MVP-20
1992 CIN NL 30 3B 93 94 790.1 228 60 159 9 13 .961 -1.6 -2.4 -0.6 -4.5 3.9 -1 2.49 2.35 .952 2.67 2.29
1993 CIN NL 31 3B 148 148 1265.1 332 79 242 11 16 .967 -7.3 -6.9 -6.3 -2.5 -3.8 -1 2.28 2.17 .944 2.70 2.31
1994 BAL AL 32 3B 37 34 290.2 71 20 48 3 4 .958 -2.9 -12.0 -2.9 -3.5 0.6 0 2.11 1.84 .948 2.64 2.34
1994 BAL AL 32 OF 22 22 172.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 -5.4 -37.7 -4.4 -1.6 -2.8 -1 1.78 1.55 .983 2.37 2.09
1994 BAL AL 32 RF 13 13 101.0 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -4.8 -57.0 -2.8 0.0 -2.8 -2 2.14 1.85 .980 2.20 1.88
1994 BAL AL 32 DH 10 0.0
1994 BAL AL 32 LF 9 9 71.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -0.6 -10.1 -1.6 -1.6 0.0 1 1.27 1.11 .980 2.15 1.80
1995 TOT 33 1B 3 3 24.2 25 21 2 2 2 .920 -1.2 -58.4 -1.2 -0.4 -0.8 0 8.39 7.67 .992 9.67 8.33
1995 TOT 33 3B 2 2 18.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0.8 -53.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 0 1.00 1.00 .900 2.70 2.25
1995 CHW AL 33 DH 15 0.0
1995 CHW AL 33 1B 1 1 8.0 11 10 0 1 1 .909 -0.4 -60.0 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 0 11.25 10.00 .991 9.56 8.30
1995 CHW AL 33 3B 1 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0.4 -53.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 0 1.00 1.00 .900 2.60 2.20
1995 STL NL 33 1B 2 2 16.2 14 11 2 1 1 .929 -0.8 -57.6 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 0 7.02 6.50 .993 9.72 8.35
1995 STL NL 33 3B 1 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0.4 -53.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 1.00 1.00 .900 2.80 2.30
1996 CIN NL 34 3B 43 37 285.0 103 27 72 4 6 .961 0.6 2.5 0.6 -1.3 1.9 0 3.13 2.30 .948 2.71 2.21
9 Seasons 3B 831 815 7056.0 2043 453 1514 76 123 .963 0.1 0.0 1.1 -2.4 3.5 -1 2.51 2.37 .947 2.72 2.30
2 Seasons DH 25 0.0
1 Season OF 22 22 172.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 -5.4 -37.7 -4.4 -1.6 -2.8 -1 1.78 1.55 .983 2.37 2.09
1 Season RF 13 13 101.0 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -4.8 -57.0 -2.8 0.0 -2.8 -2 2.14 1.85 .980 2.20 1.88
1 Season LF 9 9 71.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -0.6 -10.1 -1.6 -1.6 0.0 1 1.27 1.11 .980 2.15 1.80
1 Season 1B 3 3 24.2 25 21 2 2 2 .920 -1.2 -58.4 -1.2 -0.4 -0.8 0 8.39 7.67 .992 9.67 8.33
1 Season SS 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.00
9 Seasons TOT 858 840 7254.2 2103 506 1518 79 126 .962 -6.5 -1.1 -4.5 -4.4 -0.1 -1 -1 2.51 2.36 .910 2.74 2.32
Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzrd Rtzhm Rof Rdp RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank, Glossary

All-Star Games
1988 *
1990 (3B)
1991 (3B)

Awards (yr-lg-award)
1988-NL-Rookie of the Year

MVP (yr-lg-rk-shr)
1990-NL-13-3%
1991-NL-20-0%
0.03 Career Shares (1221st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1991 NL--.301--9th

Slugging % s c a p y
1991 NL--.505--6th

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1991 NL--.859--9th

At Bats s c a p y
1991 NL--582--9th

Runs Scored s c a p y
1990 NL--95--10th
1991 NL--91--10th

Hits s c a p y
1991 NL--175--3rd

Total Bases s c a p y
1991 NL--294--4th

Doubles s c a p y
1988 NL--40--3rd
1990 NL--38--3rd
1991 NL--35--5th

Home Runs s c a p y
1991 NL--26--10th

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1988 NL--46--4th

Runs Created s c a p y
1991 NL--103--8th

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1990 NL--65--5th
1991 NL--64--5th

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1991 NL--.683--10th

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1991 NL--6--6th

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1993 NL--8--10th

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1988 NL--14--4th

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1990 NL--25.0--5th
1991 NL--22.0--6th

AB per SO s c a p y
1988 NL--10.346--10th

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 29 (789), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (828), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1629), Average HOFer ≈ 50

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June 3, 1980: Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 30th round of the 1980 amateur draft, but did not sign.

June 6, 1983: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft.

October 25, 1993: Granted Free Agency.

January 14, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.

October 12, 1994: Granted Free Agency.

April 11, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.

June 5, 1995: Released by the Chicago White Sox.

June 8, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 11, 1995: Released by the St. Louis Cardinals.

December 7, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.

November 18, 1996: Granted Free Agency.

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete and may not include some earned bonuses
1988Cincinnati Reds$62,500
1989Cincinnati Reds$155,000
1990Cincinnati Reds$200,000
1991Cincinnati Reds$1,250,500
1992Cincinnati Reds$2,750,000
1993Cincinnati Reds$3,100,000
1994Baltimore Orioles$2,000,000
1995Chicago White Sox$550,000
St. Louis Cardinals$109,000
1996Cincinnati Reds$200,000
Career (may be incomplete)$10,377,000
Salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, member of SABR.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.

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