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Tom LawlessHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1990 MLB Years: 1982-1990
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World Series Champion

Positions2B-717, 3B-137, SS-74, OF-26, DH-17, C-1, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameThomas James Lawless
Height5-11Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 19,1956 [61.066]PlaceErie,Pennsylvania
High SchoolStrong Vincent (Erie,PA)
CollegePenn State University (University Park,PA), Pennsylvania State Univ. Erie, the Behrend College (Erie,PA)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round (433rd overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutJuly 15,1982 [25.208]
OrganizationsCIN [7] SLN [4] TOR [2] MON [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID14161Retrosheet IDlawlt001MLBAM ID117554
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed96Power40Contact55XBH48RBIs27Runs80Hitting55Durability50Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Billings MustangsPioRkcin-ss2163254647057535163455024100.276.387.409.79610417306.325.133.362.36714.7116.341.111.6350.8024.29
1979Tampa TarponsFSLA+cin-2b22131469661269513960177092113400.269.362.316.67814815557.329.047.288.31812.5716.521.310.18469.0011.90
1980Waterbury RedsEastAAcin-2b23130498831372072296320418237400.275.332.355.68717729553.323.080.249.3147.4114.832.000.36249.0021.17
1981Waterbury RedsEastAAcin-2b241365227715220108506016676916110.291.372.414.78621638597.323.123.335.36111.2211.561.031.3465.2525.00
1982Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-2b258635176108186228357394812120.308.378.410.78814426394.351.102.293.3559.9012.181.230.51175.5024.07
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin17,562b25491651935600416593002005.212.253.248.501416176.259.036.158.2325.1117.053.330.000.0017.14
1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-2b261154239311823313354614477706100.279.350.440.79018639477.314.161.348.3559.8516.141.642.7332.5433.05
1984Wichita AerosAmerAAAcin-3b-2b2750173364755423132113501000.272.315.428.7437414185.321.156.283.3325.9518.923.182.1643.2529.79
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin172b274380102020126381201011.250.318.313.63125389.284.063.200.2898.9913.481.501.1280.0015.00
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon202b271117131000100400003.176.176.235.4114117.231.059.118.1830.0023.530.000.000.0033.33
1984Totals for NL-NL         5497112330127381601014.237.295.299.594294106.275.062.186.2717.5515.092.000.9497.0017.39
1985Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-3b28311241636911129181503000.290.333.403.7365011135.324.113.242.3295.9311.111.880.74124.0030.56
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln123b-2b2847588123108215401000.207.270.293.56317464.222.086.190.2577.816.250.800.000.0033.33
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln123b-2b2946395111003812802100.282.310.308.61812144.344.026.256.2794.5518.184.000.000.009.09
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln122b301925521000203501001.080.179.120.2993129.100.040.240.15310.3417.241.670.000.0050.00
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln123b3154659102113607907001.154.236.262.49817479.164.108.308.2338.8611.391.291.2765.0040.00
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor18of-dh3259702016100312171201100.229.295.243.53817179.271.014.271.2558.8615.191.710.000.006.25
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor18dh-3b331512110001020100000.083.083.083.1661012.091.000-.167.0760.008.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter34353178110172224531341850152111.207.263.258.52113721589.242.051.203.0006.9614.432.070.34265.5019.09
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter74228145117941094436251302803284688421230.282.357.391.74810991893204.326.109.304.00010.2414.611.431.1278.1723.80
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter28210712213095515209810324105175112220.289.352.424.776454901191.329.135.307.0008.8214.691.671.6853.5529.13
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26610201602894017107912336108151413510.283.353.385.738393671150.323.102.293.0009.3913.131.400.87102.0023.18
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter131469661269513960177092113400.269.362.316.67814815557.329.047.288.00012.5716.521.310.18469.0011.90
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63254647057535163455024100.276.387.409.79610417306.325.133.362.00014.7116.341.111.6350.8024.29
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9224529558016228174203016.224.275.269.544669265.267.045.171.0006.4215.852.470.38245.0016.36
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1661872735721141821726011102.187.254.262.5164910216.211.075.251.0007.8712.041.530.46187.0028.57
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter74822117100412371301100.207.267.220.48718191.243.013.207.0007.6914.291.860.000.005.88
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1117131000100400003.176.176.235.4114117.231.059.118.0000.0023.530.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games162251375281111256194007105.207.263.258.5216510278.242.051.203.0006.9614.432.070.34265.5019.09
Average Minor - Per 162 games162614112173241085566177210229310.282.357.391.74824041700.326.109.304.00010.2414.611.431.1278.1723.80

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Billings Mustangs PioRkcin21SS62--1161842434324300.9264.84------6398.491.2
1978Billings Mustangs PioRkcin212B1--12--331.0003.00------631.61.5
1979Tampa Tarpons FSLA+cin222B129--2963761782689672.9755.21------13198.596.3
1980Waterbury Reds EastAAcin232B128--3183331464665651.9795.09------13098.592.1
1981Waterbury Reds EastAAcin242B134--3233791582717702.9795.24------13698.597.1
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin25SS11--1515323330.9092.73------8612.88.1
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin252B80--1702361046416406.9765.08------8693.058.8
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin252B47--87136535228223.9784.74------4995.929.0
1983Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin262B109--2553031774575558.9705.12------11594.880.1
1984Wichita Aeros AmerAAAcin272B19--3047388077.9634.05------5038.012.3
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon27SS1--12--331.0003.00------10.00.6
1984Wichita Aeros AmerAAAcin273B33--2254147776.9872.30------5066.021.3
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin272B23--3435-569691.0003.00------4353.514.2
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin273B6--75111312.9232.00------4314.03.7
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon272B9--912-221211.0002.33------1181.85.6
1985Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln283B30--2058398178.9632.60------3196.821.1
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln282B11--1020-230301.0002.73------4723.46.8
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln283B13--924123433.9712.54------4727.78.0
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln293B12--59211614.8751.17------4626.17.5
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29OF1--2---221.0002.00------462.20.6
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln292B7--46--10101.0001.43------4615.24.3
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln302B7--514-319191.0002.71------1936.84.3
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln303B3---1--111.0000.33------1915.81.9
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30OF1---------------195.30.6
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln313B24--922-131311.0001.29------5444.414.8
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln311B1--2---221.0002.00------541.90.6
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31OF6--9---991.0001.50------5411.13.7
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln312B5--37-210101.0002.00------549.33.1
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32C1--11--221.0002.00--10.0-591.70.6
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor322B7--1713-530301.0004.29------5911.94.3
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32OF16--17---17171.0001.06------5927.19.9
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32DH12---------------5920.37.4
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor323B12--412311916.8421.33------5920.37.4
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor332B1--41-1551.0005.00------156.70.6
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33OF2--6---661.0003.00------1513.31.2
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333B4--131-54.8001.00------1526.72.5
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33DH5---------------1533.33.1
MLB Totals for 2B - 8 season(s)-   2B117--173244555422417.9883.56------1170.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B74--357686119111.9331.50------740.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF26--34---34341.0001.31------260.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH17---------------170.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C1--11--221.0002.00--10.0-10.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B208--4555863012810711041.9725.00------2080.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B63--42112413158154.9752.44------630.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS12--1617323633.9172.75------120.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B262--6417122914613821353.9795.16------2620.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B129--2963761782689672.9755.21------1290.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS62--1161842434324300.9264.84------620.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--12--331.0003.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Billings Mustangs PioRkcin21---162------
1979Tampa Tarpons FSLA+cin22---129-------
1980Waterbury Reds EastAAcin23---128-------
1981Waterbury Reds EastAAcin24---134-------
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin25---8011------
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25---47-------
1983Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin26---109-------
1984Wichita Aeros AmerAAAcin27---19-33-----
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon27----1------
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27---23-6-----
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27---9-------
1985Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln28-----30-----
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28---11-13-----
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29---7-12---1-
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30---7-3---1-
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31--15-24---6-
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32-1-7-12---1612
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33---1-4---25

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB3036020000001100000.333.429.333.762207.400.000.16714.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1987St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB30310110013000400000.100.100.400.5004110.000.300.3000.0040.000.0010.0010.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs36020000001100000.333.429.333.762207.400.000.16714.2914.291.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs310110013000400000.100.100.400.5004110.000.300.3000.0040.000.0010.0010.00100.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1994Cedar Rapids KernelsMidwAMinorcal37Manager1397762.554--1 League Champions
1995Cedar Rapids KernelsMidwAMinorcal38Manager1387662.5510.51 Lost in 1st Round
1996Cedar Rapids KernelsMidwAMinorcal39Manager1356372.4679.04 Lost in First Round
1997Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn40Hitting Coach1427567.5284.03Rick Dempsey
1998Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn41Hitting Coach1427072.4939.03Rick Dempsey
1999Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn42Hitting Coach1407763.5504.53John Gibbons
2000Peoria ChiefsMidwAMinorsln43Manager1376374.46023.50 
2001Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAMinorsdn44Manager1375483.39428.06 
2003Frederick KeysCaroA+Minorbal46Manager1356075.44416.04 
2004Frederick KeysCaroA+Minorbal47Manager1395287.37425.04 
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal48Minor League Hitting Instructor1627488.45721.04Lee Mazzilli,Sam Perlozzo-
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal50Minor League Roving Infield Instructor1626993.42627.04Sam Perlozzo,Dave Trembley
2009Lexington LegendsSALAMinorhou52Manager1406872.4868.55 
2010Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorhou53Manager1405486.38627.04 
2011Corpus Christi HooksTexAAMinorhou54Manager1405090.35744.04 
2014Houston AstrosALMLBMLBhou57Manager1627092.43228.04 
2014Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAMinorhou57Interim Manager1447470.5142.53Tony DeFrancesco
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1990-07-22Released by Blue Jays. 
1989-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-01-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1988-12-21Released by Cardinals. 
1985-03-25TradeTraded by Expos to Cardinals for Mickey Mahler. 
1984-08-16TradeTraded by Reds to Expos for Pete Rose. 
* 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
1985St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2860,000-51634-370,78060,00060,000
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll29100,000-4971829386,34760,000160,000
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll30115,000-3931744344,90660,000275,000
1988St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll31125,000-4442036392,10762,500400,000
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll32175,000-4271847429,80262,500575,000
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll33250,000-4181941515,727100,000825,000
* 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