Eric Chavez Stats

Eric Chavez was born on Wednesday, December 7, 1977, in Los Angeles, California. Chavez was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1998, with the Oakland Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Eric Chavez baseball stats page.

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"Eric Chavez, the five-tool third baseman with extraordinary skill and a low-key California personality who won six straight Gold Glove awards and became the only star of the famed Moneyball A's to sign a long-term deal to stay in Oakland , is retiring Wednesday after an exceptional 16-plus-year career. Chavez rode great natural ability that allowed him to post six 25-homer seasons before he was 28 and unusual dedication and work ethic that transformed him from an 'all hit' prodigy to become one of baseball's best third basemen. He would later reinvent himself as a student of hitting and became a high-percentage bench player. But while Chavez characteristically expressed no regret save for the one disappointment over never quite reaching the World Series with the overachieving A's teams or star-studded Yankees teams -- despite some very close calls -- his interesting, bifurcated career path may leave some one wondering what might have been if not for a string of mid-to- late-career injuries." - Jon Heyman (CBS Sports, 07/30/2014, Eric Chavez, a star who stayed barely out of the limelight, retires , Source )

Eric Chavez

Eric Chavez Autograph on a 1999 Upper Deck SP (#EC)

Eric Chavez Autograph on a 1999 Upper Deck SP (#EC)

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Birth Name:
Eric Cesar Chavez
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-07-1977  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Mount Carmel High School (San Diego, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-08-1998 (Age 20)
Last Game:
06-08-2014
Draft:
1996 : 1st Round (10th)

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Eric Chavez Pitching Stats

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Eric Chavez Hitting Stats

1998 21 Athletics 16 45 6 14 4 1 0 0 6 3 1 5 0 0 0 1 .311 .354 .444
1999 22 Athletics 115 356 47 88 21 2 13 1 50 46 4 56 0 0 0 7 .247 .333 .427
2000 23 Athletics 153 501 89 139 23 4 26 1 86 62 8 94 0 5 1 9 .277 .355 .495
2001 24 Athletics 151 552 91 159 43 0 32 1 114 41 9 99 0 7 4 7 .288 .338 .540
2002 25 Athletics 153 585 87 161 31 3 34 1 109 65 13 119 0 2 1 8 .275 .348 .513
2003 26 Athletics 156 588 94 166 39 5 29 0 101 62 10 89 0 3 1 14 .282 .350 .514
2004 27 Athletics 125 475 87 131 20 0 29 0 77 95 10 99 0 4 3 21 .276 .397 .501
2005 28 Athletics 160 625 92 168 40 1 27 1 101 58 4 129 0 9 2 9 .269 .329 .466
2006 29 Athletics 137 485 74 117 24 2 22 0 72 84 6 100 0 6 1 19 .241 .351 .435
2007 30 Athletics 90 341 43 82 21 2 15 0 46 34 2 76 0 4 0 9 .240 .306 .446
2008 31 Athletics 23 89 10 22 7 0 2 0 14 6 0 18 0 0 0 2 .247 .295 .393
2009 32 Athletics 8 30 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 .100 .129 .133
2010 33 Athletics 33 111 10 26 8 0 1 0 10 8 0 31 0 4 0 3 .234 .276 .333
2011 34 Yankees 58 160 16 42 7 1 2 0 26 14 3 34 0 1 0 4 .263 .320 .356
2012 35 Yankees 113 278 36 78 12 0 16 0 37 30 3 59 0 4 1 10 .281 .348 .496
2013 36 Diamondbacks 80 228 28 64 14 2 9 0 44 19 4 45 0 5 1 7 .281 .332 .478
2014 37 Diamondbacks 44 69 6 17 3 1 3 0 8 11 0 19 0 1 0 2 .246 .346 .449
17 Years 1,615 5,518 816 1,477 318 24 260 5 902 639 77 1,079 0 55 15 132 .268 .342 .475

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Eric Chavez Fielding Stats

1998 Athletics 3B 13 11 285 32 2.5 32 11 21 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.03
1999 Athletics 3B 105 97 2,543 235 2.2 226 71 155 9 14 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.40
1999 Athletics SS 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2000 Athletics 3B 146 135 3,619 366 2.5 348 92 256 18 17 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.60
2000 Athletics SS 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
2001 Athletics 1B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2001 Athletics 3B 149 146 3,902 433 2.9 421 100 321 12 27 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.91
2001 Athletics SS 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2002 Athletics 3B 143 143 3,786 438 3.1 421 120 301 17 24 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.00
2002 Athletics LF 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2003 Athletics 3B 154 153 4,000 482 3.1 468 125 343 14 33 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.16
2004 Athletics 3B 125 125 3,387 402 3.2 389 113 276 13 31 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.10
2004 Athletics LF 1 0 13 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
2005 Athletics 3B 153 153 4,044 438 2.9 423 121 302 15 28 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.82
2006 Athletics 3B 134 133 3,498 391 2.9 386 105 281 5 43 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.98
2007 Athletics 3B 88 87 2,325 241 2.7 235 66 169 6 16 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.73
2008 Athletics 3B 15 15 390 45 3.0 44 12 32 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.05
2009 Athletics 3B 8 8 201 20 2.5 20 5 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.69
2010 Athletics 1B 1 0 15 7 7.0 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.60
2011 Yankees 1B 3 2 48 13 4.3 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.31
2011 Yankees 3B 42 33 915 86 2.0 86 26 60 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
2012 Yankees 1B 10 6 183 55 5.5 54 48 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 7.97
2012 Yankees 3B 64 50 1,340 127 2.0 122 36 86 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.46
2013 Diamondbacks 1B 6 2 69 22 3.7 22 20 2 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.61
2013 Diamondbacks 3B 52 46 1,287 135 2.6 134 30 104 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.81
2014 Diamondbacks 3B 11 8 246 15 1.4 15 5 10 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
3B Totals 1,402 1,343 35,768 3,886 2.8 3,770 1,038 2,732 116 263 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.85
1B Totals 21 10 318 97 4.6 96 87 9 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.15
SS Totals 5 0 18 2 0.4 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
LF Totals 2 0 25 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.16
17 Years 1,430 1,353 36,129 3,987 2.8 3,870 1,129 2,741 117 268 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.89

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Eric Chavez Miscellaneous Stats

1998 Athletics 1 1 .500 5 0 0 0.0 9.0 7.5 - - -
1999 Athletics 1 1 .500 14 2 3 27.4 6.4 7.1 - - -
2000 Athletics 2 2 .500 10 3 1 19.3 5.3 5.8 - - -
2001 Athletics 8 2 .800 3 0 1 17.3 5.6 4.8 - - -
2002 Athletics 8 3 .727 2 0 9 17.2 4.9 5.4 - - -
2003 Athletics 8 3 .727 2 0 0 20.3 6.6 5.8 - - -
2004 Athletics 6 3 .667 0 0 0 16.4 4.8 6.2 - - -
2005 Athletics 6 0 1.000 1 0 6 23.1 4.8 6.2 - - -
2006 Athletics 3 0 1.000 0 0 3 22.0 4.9 6.7 - - -
2007 Athletics 4 2 .667 1 2 1 22.7 4.5 7.4 - - -
2008 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 8 44.5 4.9 6.4 - - -
2009 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 4.3 30.0 - - -
2010 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 31 111.0 3.6 11.1 - - -
2011 Yankees 0 0 .000 12 0 7 80.0 4.7 6.2 - - -
2012 Yankees 0 0 .000 36 0 19 17.4 4.7 7.5 - - -
2013 Diamondbacks 1 0 1.000 22 0 5 25.3 5.1 5.2 - - -
2014 Diamondbacks 2 0 1.000 31 0 3 23.0 3.6 8.6 - - -
17 Years 50 17 .746 142 7 97 21.2 5.1 6.1 - - -

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Eric Chavez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1998 Oakland Athletics 30 $170,000.00 - -
1999 Oakland Athletics 3 $201,000.00 - -
2000 Oakland Athletics 3 $240,000.00 - -
2001 Oakland Athletics 3 $625,000.00 - -
2002 Oakland Athletics 3 $2,125,000.00 - -
2003 Oakland Athletics 3 $3,675,000.00 - -
2004 Oakland Athletics 3 $5,325,000.00 - -
2005 Oakland Athletics 3 $8,500,000.00 - -
2006 Oakland Athletics 3 $9,500,000.00 - -
2007 Oakland Athletics 3 $9,500,000.00 - -
2008 Oakland Athletics 3 $11,500,000.00 - -
2009 Oakland Athletics 3 $11,500,000.00 - -
2010 Oakland Athletics 3 $12,500,000.00 - -
2011 New York Yankees 12 $1,500,000.00 - -
2012 New York Yankees 12 $900,000.00 - -
2013 Arizona Diamondbacks 12 $3,000,000.00 - -
2014 Arizona Diamondbacks 12 $3,500,000.00 - -
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Eric Cesar Chavez was a Major League Baseball player for the Oakland Athletics New York Yankees (2011–2012), and Arizona Diamondbacks (2013–2014). Although his career was hampered by injuries, he was an elite defensive player at the hot corner.

Did you know that when Eric Chavez made his first Opening Day start, on April 5, 1999 , he was only 21 years, 119 days old? The next youngest A's Opening Day starter took the field in 1980, when he was 21 years, 106 days old, and his name was Rickey Henderson !

Did you know that when Eric Chavez hit for the cycle , on June 21, 2000 , it was the third by an OAKLAND Athletics player, the fourteenth in franchise history, and the first cycle ever completed in the Oakland Coliseum ?

Did you know that when Eric Chavez hit thirty-two home runs in 2001, he broke the team record for most homers by a third baseman during a single season? Do you remember what A's third baseman hit thirty-one homers in 1969 ? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Eric Chavez (.972 in 2001) was just the second A's third baseman to lead the American League in fielding, joining Carney Lansford (.980 in 1987 , .979 in 1988 , .970 in 1990 )? Rawlings never awarded Lansford with a Gold Glove , so when Chavez won his first in 2001 , he became the first Athletics third baseman to ever receive the honor.

Eric Chavez ended his career with six consecutive (2001-2006) Gold Gloves at third base - only Brooks Robinson (16 straight) and Mike Schmidt (9 straight, 10 total) had more. When Chavez won his last Gold Glove in 2006, his .987 fielding percentage at third base was the fourth best in American League history, and the highest by an A's third baseman.

Did you know that Eric Chavez hit 25-or-more home runs in six consecutive seasons (2000-2005) with the Athletics , one of only two players in franchise history, and the other was named Jimmie Foxx (1929-1935)?

Did you know that Eric Chavez "only" won a single Silver Slugger Award , in 2002 , but was just the second A's player - at any position - to earn both a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in the same season? [ Silver & Gold Club ]

Eric Chavez Hits for the Cycle
Eric Chavez Hits for the Cycle | The Honolulu Advertiser | June 22, 2000 | Section D
In 2009 , Eric Chavez made his tenth Opening Day start at third base, breaking the previous record (9) for Opening Day starts by an A's third baseman set previously by Sal Bando and Carney Lansford . Chavez had one more in Oakland on April 5, 2010 , tying Jimmy Dykes for second most all-time Opening Day starting assignments (at any position).

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