MODERN BASEBALL ANALYTICS
  • 10 consecutive seasons of WAR- 45.6 WAR
  • One of 10 Catchers in history to catch 1000+ games and produce 40+ WAR in 10 consecutive seasons (only 6 catchers higher-all HOFers)
  • 12th all- time in JAWS for catchers.
  • 14th all-time in WAR for catchers.
  • 7th in 7 yr-peak War
  • 3rd of 11 All Time WAR per 162 games (minimum 1,000 games caught)- 5.25
  • 1 of 5 AL catchers with 9 consecutive years OPS% above league average (others HOFers).
  • 1 of 4 AL catchers with 4 top 20 finishes in OPS+ (I-Rod, Fisk, Mauer and Posada)
  • 3rd best WAR per 162 games with 5.25 WAR. (minimum 1,000 games caught)(Cochrane HOF. 5.69, Bench HOF. 5.65 Munson. 5.25, Dickey HOF. 5.05, Piazza HOF. 5.05, Carter HOF. 4.95, Campanella HOF. 4.55, Berra HOF. 4.54. Fisk HOF. 4.44, Rodriguez HOF. 4.38, Hartnett HOF. 4.35)

REGULAR SEASON TRADITIONAL BATTING STATISTICS
  • 1st catcher to have consecutive 4 seasons with 180+ hits -
  • 1 of 3 AL catchers with 7 consecutive seasons with at least 130 hits
  • 1 of 3 catchers with 3 consecutive seasons with a .300 avg. and 100 RBI
  • 5 times finished in the Top 10 in batting average
  • Finished 3rd, 4th and 4th in hits for a season – only catcher in history• Batted .330 with 2 outs and RISP from 1975 to 1978 (team batted .243) Compare to – Fisk (273), Bench (.255) and Carter (.220). only exceeded by Carew and Stargell for HOFers in same time period• Hit .288 and .310 with 2 outs and RISP with a 46% caught stealing in 1979
  • Career BA .292 - Compare to Bench (.267), Fisk (.269) and Carter (.262.)
  • 1 of 8 catchers to finish multiple times in top 10 in Total Bases for a season and had 230+ TB (1975-1978).
  • 7 All-Star Games in the 9 seasons.
  • AL MVP in 1976 and finished 7th in MVP voting in 1975 and 1977
  • first AL ROY Catcher (1970)

POST-SEASON
  • Hit .357 in six post-season series (94 points higher than next HOF catcher)
  • Postseason OPS (.874) higher than every Hall of Fame Catcher except one
  • Hit safely in 27 of 30 postseason games – no other player has ever done that!


DEFENSIVE STATS
  • Caught 120+ games for 7 consecutive seasons (‘72 to ‘78) and ’70 (117 games in ’71 due to reserve duty) or would have been 9 consecutive seasons
  • Top 5 for games caught - 8 seasons (Led the league 3 times with 1 runner up )
  • Top 5 for Putouts - 6 seasons
  • Top 5 for Assists - 8 seasons ( Led the league 3 times with 4 runner-up)
  • Top 3 for DPs turned as C - 5 seasons ( Led league 2 times with 1 runner-up)
  • Top 5 for runners caught stealing - 5 seasons (with 1 runner-up)
  • Top 5 Caught % - 7 seasons ( Led the league 2 times with 1 runner up )
  • Career 44% caught stealing