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Gary WardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1973-1990 MLB Years: 1979-1990
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PositionsOF-1481, DH-101, 1B-62, 3B-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGary Lamell Ward
Height6-2Weight202BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 6,1953 [64.290]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolCompton (Compton,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1972 by the Minnesota Twins.
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1979 [25.271]
OrganizationsMIN [11] NYA [3] TEX [3] DET [2] Awards5Awards Voting2-2
TBC Player ID19389Retrosheet IDwardg001MLBAM ID123915
RelationshipsFather of Daryle Ward
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Player Notes:   Hit for the cycle on September 18, 1980
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed63Power69Contact43XBH61RBIs69Runs63Hitting70Durability60Team.472Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973GenevaNYPLA--19612113657131103840387000000.270.382.483.86510224249.359.213.412.39115.2628.111.844.0221.1042.11
1974Wisconsin RapidsMidwA-201264671041221252678707311000000.261.361.475.83622243540.290.214.385.38313.5220.371.514.8117.9635.25
1975OrlandoSouAA-211244384511718587140518500000.267.344.386.73016931489.316.119.244.33810.4317.381.671.6454.7526.50
1976OrlandoSouAA-221324755011917296580446200000.251.314.352.66616728519.272.101.211.3128.4811.951.411.7352.7823.53
1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-231254136297158843166558510400.235.323.368.69115231473.275.133.291.31311.6317.971.551.6951.6331.96
1978Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-of2413951182150201214792555811128300.294.366.462.82823646582.350.168.321.3739.9719.071.912.4136.5030.67
1979Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-of25134506751331691367179589229200.263.340.407.74720638577.298.144.275.33710.0515.941.592.2538.9228.57
1979Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin35of-dh251014240001013300000.286.412.286.6984017.364.000.143.33917.6517.651.000.000.000.00
1980Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-of26128496821402281366266417652800.282.338.438.77621743552.306.156.278.3467.4313.771.852.3638.1530.71
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32of261341111962110003601110.463.489.7801.26932946.514.317.390.5396.5213.042.002.1741.0047.37
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32of2785295427876329522848003410.264.325.359.68410616326.304.095.200.3108.5914.721.710.9298.3320.51
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32of2815257085165337289113137105117416.289.330.519.84929668616.309.230.316.3696.0117.052.844.5520.3641.21
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32of29157623761733451988814498315224.278.326.440.76627458676.301.162.244.3406.5114.502.232.8132.7933.53
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex32of30155602971712172179755595011322.284.343.447.79026949659.308.163.257.3538.3514.421.733.1928.6728.65
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex32of311545937717028715702673997105319.287.329.433.76225750638.319.146.245.3366.1115.202.492.3539.5329.41
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex32of32105380541201525511283172412310.316.372.405.77715422418.377.089.182.3487.4217.222.321.2076.0018.33
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya22of331465296513122116789133101124220.248.291.384.67520339569.276.136.214.2945.8017.753.062.8133.0629.77
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya22of349123126528042401244124148.225.302.312.6147212262.257.087.186.2789.1615.651.711.5357.7523.08
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya22of35817351001003500011.294.400.353.7536120.417.059.235.33515.0025.001.670.000.0020.00
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet32of-dh351052752469102929132154014110.251.300.400.70011021301.278.149.218.3146.9817.942.572.9930.5630.43
1989Totals for AL-AL         1132922774112930132459014211.253.306.397.70311622321.285.144.219.3157.4818.382.462.8032.4429.73
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet32of361063093279112946203050122012.256.322.392.71412122344.278.136.239.3238.7214.531.672.6234.3327.85
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter12874479594123619641130597833035177513143528152.276.328.425.75319043674892.306.149.239.0007.1715.842.212.6634.4529.69
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter9693517536935133501015071072641869110191700.266.344.418.76214712843981.304.152.294.00010.5017.361.652.5434.8230.37
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5261926301520733748255842621236410191700.270.343.421.7648111582184.308.151.291.0009.7116.671.722.2040.1330.38
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter25691395236357171361209514700000.258.328.368.696336591008.292.110.227.0009.4214.581.551.6953.7125.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1264671041221252678707311000000.261.361.475.83622243540.290.214.385.00013.5220.371.514.8117.9635.25
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612113657131103840387000000.270.382.483.86510224249.359.213.412.00015.2628.111.844.0221.1042.11
Texas Rangers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter41415752284616416412004520125264528951.293.345.432.7776801211715.329.139.234.0007.2915.392.112.3938.4126.25
Minnesota Twins Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter417154321643980205121926511526043161150.285.333.461.7947121511681.311.176.265.0006.8415.472.263.0330.2534.40
New York Yankees Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter24577794188311201039260147365729.242.297.362.65928152851.273.120.206.0007.0517.272.452.3538.8527.66
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2115845614821418753351104136122.253.312.396.70823143645.278.143.229.0007.9116.122.042.7932.4429.05
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625647515625516751044498224419.276.328.425.75324046616.306.149.239.0007.1715.842.212.6634.4529.69
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625889015622817851847011623300.266.344.418.76224647666.304.152.294.00010.5017.361.652.5434.8230.37

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin24OF138--2485132266253.9511.83------13999.398.6
1978Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin241B2--121-213131.0006.50------1391.41.4
1979Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25OF130--32312112346335.9682.58------13497.093.5
1979Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25OF5--8---881.0001.60------1050.03.1
1979Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25DH3---------------1030.01.9
1980Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin26OF119--2341362253247.9762.08------12893.085.0
1980Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin261B6--351233836.9476.00------1284.74.3
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26OF12--14---14141.0001.17------1392.37.5
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27OF80--185854198193.9752.41------8594.173.4
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH2---------------852.41.8
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28OF150--3431343360356.9892.37------15298.792.6
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH2---------------1521.31.2
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29OF152--3742496407398.9782.62------15796.893.8
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29DH2---------------1571.31.2
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex30OF148--3761151392387.9872.61------15595.591.9
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex30DH5---------------1553.23.1
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF153--30411102325315.9692.06------15499.495.0
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex31DH1---------------1540.60.6
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex32OF104--237813246245.9962.36------10599.064.2
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex32DH1---------------1051.00.6
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya33OF94--20023-205202.9852.15------14664.458.0
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH36---------------14624.722.2
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya331B15--1188-111261261.0008.40------14610.39.3
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya34OF54--130-1-131130.9922.41------9159.333.5
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya341B11--904199594.9898.55------9112.16.8
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH9---------------919.95.6
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya343B2---1--111.0000.50------912.21.2
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF51--101211104103.9902.02------10548.631.5
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet351B26--12614214142140.9865.38------10524.816.0
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH26---------------10524.816.0
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya35OF6--7---771.0001.17------875.03.7
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH1---------------812.50.6
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet36OF85--157221161159.9881.87------10680.252.5
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet36DH13---------------10612.38.0
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet361B2--7---771.0003.50------1061.91.2
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1094--243681412125582517.9842.30------10940.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 11 season(s)-   DH101---------------1010.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B54--34126334370367.9926.80------540.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF387--80530306865835.9652.16------3870.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B8--472255149.9616.13------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin24--2------138-
1979Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25---------130-
1979Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25---------53
1980Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin26--6------119-
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26---------12-
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27---------802
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28---------1502
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29---------1522
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex30---------1485
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex31---------1531
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex32---------1041
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya33--15------9436
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya34--11--2---549
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet35--26------5126
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya35---------61
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet36--2------8513

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn44Hitting Coach1367066.5158.02Roy SilverLeague Champions
1999St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn45Hitting Coach1386870.4935.03Howard Freiling
1999Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha45Hitting Coach1448262.5691.52Tom SpencerLeague Champions
2000Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha46Hitting Coach1437865.5453.02Nick Leyva
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Hitting Coach1628379.5128.03Jerry Manuel
2001Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha47Hitting Coach1446777.46519.04Nick Leyva
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha48Hitting Coach1628181.50013.52Jerry Manuel-
2002New Mexico State University AggiesSBCNCAACollege-48Assistant Coach241014.4178.06Rocky WardConf. Champs, CWS Regionals
2003New Mexico State University AggiesSBCNCAACollege-49Assistant Coach24159.6252.02Rocky WardCWS Regionals
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Hitting Coach1628676.5314.02Jerry Manuel-
2004New Mexico State University AggiesSBCNCAACollege-50Assistant Coach241212.5004.05Rocky Ward-
2005New Mexico State University AggiesSBCNCAACollege-51Assistant Coach241311.5423.05Rocky Ward-
2006New Mexico State University AggiesWACNCAACollege-52Assistant Coach24618.25012.07Rocky Ward-
2007New Mexico State University AggiesWACNCAACollege-53Assistant Coach24618.25011.07Rocky Ward
2008New Mexico State University AggiesWACNCAACollege-54Assistant Coach321517.4696.05Rocky Ward
2009Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha55Hitting Coach1436776.46915.54Chris Chambliss
2010Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha56Hitting Coach1446777.46521.53Chris Chambliss
2011Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha57Hitting Coach1406971.4938.03Julio Vinas
2012Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha58Hitting Coach1388751.630--1Tommy ThompsonLost in Finals
2013Arizona White SoxArizRk-59Hitting Coach.000--None listed
2014Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha60Hitting Coach1396178.43921.54Tommy Thompson
2015Arizona White Sox ArizRkMinorcha61Hitting Coach553025.5459.51Mike GellingerLeague Champions
2016Arizona White Sox ArizRkMinorcha62Hitting Coach562135.37510.55None listed
2017Arizona White Sox ArizRkMinorcha63Hitting Coach563026.5367.03Ryan Newman
2018Arizona White Sox ArizRkMinorcha64Hitting Coach000.000--0Ryan Newman
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982American League Player of the Week (September 6-September 12) ... American League Player of the Week (June 28-July 4)2
1984AL Player of the Month (August) ... American League Player of the Week (August 20-August 26)2
1985American League Player of the Week (May 20-May 26)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-04-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1989-04-16Released by Yankees. 
1986-12-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1983-12-07TradeTraded by Twins with Sam Sorce to Rangers for John Butcher and Mike Smithson. 
1972-08-29ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Twins. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Texas RangersTeam Payroll31720,000-112282++370,78060,000720,000
1986Texas RangersTeam Payroll32865,000-94187++386,34760,0001,585,000
1987New York YankeesTeam Payroll33633,000-1621178++344,90660,0002,218,000
1988New York YankeesTeam Payroll34625,000-1771375++392,10762,5002,843,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll3568,000-6083516429,80262,5002,911,000
1989Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3568,000-6082916429,80262,5002,911,000
1990Detroit TigersTeam Payroll36537,500-2871560++515,727100,0003,448,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red