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  Tale of the Tape
  Sorensen Wang
Pos P P
Height 6-2 6-4
Weight 200 225
Yrs 1977-88 2005-13
Years 11 8
HoF No No
All-Star 1 0
CYA Shares 0.0 0.4
MVP Shares 0.0 0.0
Gold Gloves 0 0
HOFm 9.0 14.0
HOFs 6.0 16.0
Black Ink 0 4
Gray Ink 26 25
  per-162 Games
  Sorensen Wang
Yrs 8.5 3.9
IP 203 206
G-GS 40-28 35-33
W-L 11-12 16-9
SV 1 0
H 229 223
BB 47 61
SO 67 94
HR 17 15
ERA 4.15 4.37
ERA+ 96 100

For pitchers, seasons is (G+GS)/68.0.
For batters, seasons is G/162.0.

  Career Stats
  Sorensen Wang
W 93 62
L 103 34
W-L% .474 .646
ERA 4.15 4.37
ERA+ 96 100
IP 1736.3 792.3
G 346 136
GS 235 126
CG 69 4
SHO 10 1
SV 6 1
H 1960 858
R 894 407
ER 800 385
HR 147 59
BB 402 234
SO 569 364
BF 7385 3362
WHIP 1.360 1.378
H9 10.2 9.7
HR9 0.8 0.7
BB9 2.1 2.7
SO9 2.9 4.1
SO/W 1.42 1.56
Seasonal WAR
(Best → Worst)
Rk Sorensen Wang
1 5.0 6.0
2 3.9 5.0
3 3.7 2.3
4 1.9 2.0
5 1.8 -0.2
6 0.6 -0.5
7 0.2 -0.8
8 -0.3 -1.5
9 -0.9
10 -1.1
11 -1.4
Total 13.4 12.3
Wt Sum** 13.6 12.4
Wa MVP 0.0 0.0
WaE 3.6 5.0

** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …