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Buddy BellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1989 MLB Years: 1972-1989
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Positions3B-2184, OF-136, SS-41, DH-24, 1B-12, 2B-1Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDavid Gus Bell
Height6-3Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 27,1951 [66.240]PlacePittsburgh,Pennsylvania
High SchoolArchbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)
CollegeMiami University (Oxford,OH), Xavier University (Cincinnati,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 16th round (375th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJoe Morlan
MLB DebutApril 15,1972 [20.232]
OrganizationsCLE [10] TEX [8] CIN [4] HOU [1] Awards11Awards Voting8-126
TBC Player ID8679Retrosheet IDbellb001MLBAM ID110815
RelationshipsFather of Mike Bell, Father of David Bell, Son of Gus Bell, Father of Ricky Bell
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed47Power58Contact87XBH53RBIs63Runs50Hitting74Durability73Team.480Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969SarasotaGCLRk-175117018394332430171500000.229.299.341.6405810187.237.112.229.2969.098.020.881.6056.6725.64
1970SumterSALA-1812144281117193127590444300000.265.331.403.73417834486.271.138.258.3329.058.850.982.4736.8329.06
1971WichitaAmerAAA-1912947065136231115970425100000.289.348.413.76119435512.306.124.228.3488.209.961.212.1542.7325.74
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle9of201324664911921193656342931185.255.310.363.67316931505.256.108.178.3046.735.740.851.7851.7826.05
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b211566318616923714597154947603213.268.325.393.71824844689.271.125.190.3267.116.820.962.0345.0726.04
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b2211642351111151746133529382114.262.322.352.67414923471.267.090.168.3137.436.160.831.4960.4320.72
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b231535536615020410596551721104611.271.332.376.70820834619.295.105.199.3238.2411.631.411.6255.3022.67
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b2415960475170262760384449256312.281.329.366.69522135661.294.085.149.3216.667.411.111.0686.2920.59
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b25129479641402341164184563185514.292.351.426.77720438538.315.134.213.3438.3611.711.402.0443.5527.14
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253b2614255671157278662133943092124.282.328.392.72021841606.297.110.176.3266.447.101.100.9992.6726.11
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex253b2716267089200423181015430453710416.299.327.451.77830263720.295.152.199.3414.176.251.502.5037.2231.50
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex253b281294907616124417833140390401116.329.379.498.87724445534.332.169.255.3867.497.300.983.1828.8227.95
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex253b29973604410616110643342303010106.294.364.428.79215427415.291.134.250.35110.127.230.712.4136.0025.47
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex253b30148537621592721367547050205813.296.376.426.80222942614.305.130.263.35811.408.140.712.1241.3126.42
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex253b31156618751713531466355048406524.277.332.411.74325452678.279.134.212.3317.377.080.962.0644.1430.41
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex253b32148553881743651183216354329821.315.382.458.84025352630.328.143.259.37210.008.570.861.7550.2729.89
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex253b33843133374133432323321104114.236.308.335.64310520351.240.099.208.2919.405.980.641.1478.2527.03
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b33672472854152636013427012210.219.311.368.6799123284.222.149.283.30511.979.510.792.1141.1742.59
1985Totals for MLB-MLB         151560611282851068336748116324.229.309.350.65919643635.232.121.241.29710.557.560.721.5756.0033.59
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b34155568891582932075287349536414.278.362.445.80725352655.273.167.285.35811.157.480.673.0528.4032.91
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b35143522741481921770417139112314.284.369.425.79422238597.280.141.284.35111.896.530.552.8530.7125.68
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b3621543100003007300212.185.270.185.45510063.189.000.130.21411.114.760.430.000.000.00
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou253b3674269246810173711192900118.253.301.375.67610118289.261.122.193.3046.5710.031.532.4238.4326.47
1985Totals for NL-NL         953232778101740112632003210.241.295.344.63911118352.247.103.183.2867.399.091.231.9946.1423.08
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex25dh37348241540030071001004.183.247.232.47919490.208.049.134.2277.7811.111.430.000.0026.67
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter2405899511512514425562011106557983677638608084255.279.341.406.747365468210009.286.127.217.0008.357.750.932.0144.7527.13
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter30110821642924672615819010310900000.270.333.397.730430791185.281.127.240.0008.699.201.062.1941.6227.05
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12947065136231115970425100000.289.348.413.76119435512.306.124.228.0008.209.961.212.1542.7325.74
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12144281117193127590444300000.265.331.403.73417834486.271.138.258.0009.058.850.982.4736.8329.06
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5117018394332430171500000.229.299.341.6405810187.237.112.229.0009.098.020.881.6056.6725.64
Cleveland Indians Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter98737124621016155276438624482973321641232693.274.328.382.71014172464089.285.108.182.0007.268.121.121.5758.0024.21
Texas Rangers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter958362347110601972187499242033529716144447114.293.351.431.78215603054032.296.138.232.0008.317.370.892.1641.6428.77
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter38613911943706374318461018511865121040.266.352.414.7665761131599.263.148.278.00011.577.380.642.6932.3530.54
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter74269246810173711192900118.253.301.375.67610118289.261.122.193.0006.5710.031.532.4238.4326.47
Average MLB - Per 162 games162606781692941474455652345617.279.341.406.74724646674.286.127.217.0008.357.750.932.0144.7527.13
Average Minor - Per 162 games162582881572541485100555900000.270.333.397.73023143638.281.127.240.0008.699.201.062.1941.6227.05

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20OF123-10332741034287284.9902.310.27-----13293.278.8
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle203B7-481013-223231.0003.290.48-----1325.34.5
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle213B154-13671443632244529507.9583.290.37-----15698.795.1
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21OF2-102---221.0001.000.20-----1561.31.2
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle223B115--1122741531401386.9633.36------11699.171.0
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22DH1---------------1160.90.6
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle233B153--1463302529501476.9503.11------153100.096.2
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle243B158--1043302023454434.9562.75------15999.499.4
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle241B2--51--661.0003.00------1591.31.3
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253B118--1112531523379364.9603.08------12991.573.3
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF11--23-1-2423.9582.09------1298.56.8
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle263B139--1253551530495480.9703.45------14297.987.4
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH1---------------1420.70.6
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex273B147--1123641522491476.9693.24------16290.790.7
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex27SS33--356529102100.9803.03------16220.420.4
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex283B120--123282826413405.9813.38------12993.074.5
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex28SS3---------------1292.31.9
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex293B96--662811418361347.9613.61------9799.091.4
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex29SS1--13-1441.0004.00------971.01.0
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex303B145--1313961335540527.9763.63------14898.089.5
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex30SS4---1--111.0000.25------1482.72.5
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex313B154--1233831729523506.9673.29------15698.795.1
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex323B147--1293232028472452.9583.07------14899.391.3
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex333B83--701921622278262.9423.16------8498.851.6
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin333B67--54105913168159.9462.37------67100.041.6
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin343B151--1052901028405395.9752.62------15597.493.2
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin342B1---1--111.0001.00------1550.60.6
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin353B142--93241717341334.9792.35------14399.387.7
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou363B66--31114128157145.9242.20------7489.240.7
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin363B13--624123130.9682.31------2161.98.1
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou361B7--43-144443.9776.14------749.54.3
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin361B2--821-1110.9095.00------219.51.2
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex37DH22---------------3464.713.6
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex373B9--312--15151.0001.67------3426.55.6
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex371B1--71--881.0008.00------342.90.6
MLB Totals for 3B - 18 season(s)-   3B2184-14151798492525443069776723.9643.084.75-----21840.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF136-10432991044313309.9872.270.30-----1360.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS41--3669210107105.9812.56------410.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH24---------------240.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B12--634246967.9715.58------120.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20-----7---123-
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21-----154---2-
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22-----115----1
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23-----153-----
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24--2--158-----
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25-----118---11-
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26-----139----1
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex27----33147-----
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex28----3120-----
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex29----196-----
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex30----4145-----
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex31-----154-----
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex32-----147-----
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex33-----83-----
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33-----67-----
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34---1-151-----
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35-----142-----
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou36--7--66-----
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin36--2--13-----
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex37--1--9----22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1994Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle42First Base Coach1136647.5841.02Mike Hargrove
1995Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle43First Base Coach14410044.694--1Mike HargroveLost World Series (Braves)
1996Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet44Manager16253109.32739.05 
1997Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet45Manager1627983.48819.03 
1998Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet46Manager1626597.40124.05 
2000Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol48Manager1628280.50615.04 
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol49Manager1627389.45119.05 
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol50Manager1627389.45125.04 -
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle51Bench Coach1626894.42022.04Eric Wedge-
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle52Bench Coach1628082.49412.03Eric Wedge-
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca53Manager16256106.34643.05 -
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle53Bench Coach1629369.5746.02Eric Wedge-
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca54Manager16262100.38334.05 
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca55Manager1626993.42627.05 
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha58Director of Player Development1628874.5436.02Ozzie Guillen
* 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 [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1979American League Gold Glove (Third Base) ... American League Player of the Week (June 11-June 17)2
1980American League Gold Glove (Third Base) ... American League Player of the Week (July 7-July 13) ... American League Player of the Week (June 23-June 29)3
1981American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1982American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1983American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1984AL Silver Slugger Award (3B) ... American League Gold Glove (Third Base)2
1986National League Player of the Week (August 11-August 17)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-01-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1988-12-21Released by Astros. 
1988-06-19TradeTraded by Reds to Astros for Carl Grovom. 
1985-07-19TradeTraded by Rangers to Reds for Jeff Russell and Duane Walker. 
1978-12-08TradeTraded by Indians to Rangers for Toby Harrah. 
* 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
1985Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll33751,297-96585++370,78060,000751,297
1985Texas RangersTeam Payroll33751,297-96185++370,78060,000751,297
1986Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll34870,000-93687++386,34760,0001,621,297
1987Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll35870,000-86588++344,90660,0002,491,297
1988Houston AstrosTeam Payroll36790,909-139781++392,10762,5003,282,206
1988Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll36790,909-139581++392,10762,5003,282,206
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll3762,500-69136-429,80262,5003,344,706
* 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