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Jim Bibby

James Blair Bibby

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: October 29, 1944 in Franklinton, NC
High School: Franklinton HS (Franklinton, NC)
Schools: Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA), Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1972 (Age 27.311)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Indians/Rangers/Cardinals 1972-1984

Final Game: May 26, 1984 (Age 39.210)
Died: February 16, 2010 in Lynchburg, VA
Buried: Briarwood Memorial Gardens, Amherst, VA
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1972 27 STL NL 1 3 .250 3.35 6 6 0 0 0 0 40.1 29 18 15 4 19 4 28 1 0 2 166 103 3.79 1.190 6.5 0.9 4.2 6.2 1.47
1973 28 TOT MLB 9 12 .429 3.76 32 26 1 11 2 1 196.1 140 90 82 16 123 6 167 8 2 15 836 99 3.93 1.340 6.4 0.7 5.6 7.7 1.36
1973 28 STL NL 0 2 .000 9.56 6 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 19 17 17 2 17 2 12 2 1 5 83 39 6.25 2.250 10.7 1.1 9.6 6.8 0.71
1973 28 TEX AL 9 10 .474 3.24 26 23 1 11 2 1 180.1 121 73 65 14 106 4 155 6 1 10 753 115 3.72 1.259 6.0 0.7 5.3 7.7 1.46
1974 29 TEX AL 19 19 .500 4.74 41 41 0 11 5 0 264.0 255 146 139 25 113 4 149 9 1 11 1134 75 4.07 1.394 8.7 0.9 3.9 5.1 1.32
1975 30 TOT AL 7 15 .318 3.88 36 24 5 6 1 1 181.0 172 89 78 9 78 3 93 2 0 8 781 97 3.53 1.381 8.6 0.4 3.9 4.6 1.19
1975 30 TEX AL 2 6 .250 5.00 12 12 0 4 1 0 68.1 73 41 38 2 28 0 31 2 0 5 302 75 3.38 1.478 9.6 0.3 3.7 4.1 1.11
1975 30 CLE AL 5 9 .357 3.20 24 12 5 2 0 1 112.2 99 48 40 7 50 3 62 0 0 3 479 118 3.63 1.322 7.9 0.6 4.0 5.0 1.24
1976 31 CLE AL 13 7 .650 3.20 34 21 4 4 3 1 163.1 162 61 58 6 56 1 84 1 0 3 683 108 3.13 1.335 8.9 0.3 3.1 4.6 1.50
1977 32 CLE AL 12 13 .480 3.57 37 30 5 9 2 2 206.2 197 100 82 17 73 2 141 4 4 12 876 111 3.56 1.306 8.6 0.7 3.2 6.1 1.93
1978 33 PIT NL 8 7 .533 3.53 34 14 10 3 2 1 107.0 100 52 42 10 39 7 72 2 0 5 460 106 3.60 1.299 8.4 0.8 3.3 6.1 1.85
1979 34 PIT NL 12 4 .750 2.81 34 17 2 4 1 0 137.2 110 51 43 9 47 6 103 4 0 5 562 139 3.20 1.140 7.2 0.6 3.1 6.7 2.19
1980 ★ 35 PIT NL 19 6 .760 3.32 35 34 1 6 1 0 238.1 210 95 88 20 88 3 144 6 3 5 985 111 3.82 1.250 7.9 0.8 3.3 5.4 1.64 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1981 36 PIT NL 6 3 .667 2.50 14 14 0 2 2 0 93.2 79 30 26 4 26 1 48 2 0 1 385 146 3.03 1.121 7.6 0.4 2.5 4.6 1.85
1982 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1983 38 PIT NL 5 12 .294 6.69 29 12 6 0 0 2 78.0 92 60 58 10 51 0 44 1 2 2 367 56 5.29 1.833 10.6 1.2 5.9 5.1 0.86
1984 39 TEX AL 0 0 4.41 8 0 5 0 0 0 16.1 19 8 8 1 10 1 6 0 1 1 75 96 4.67 1.776 10.5 0.6 5.5 3.3 0.60
12 Yrs 111 101 .524 3.76 340 239 39 56 19 8 1722.2 1565 800 719 131 723 38 1079 40 13 70 7310 99 3.71 1.328 8.2 0.7 3.8 5.6 1.49
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .524 3.76 40 28 5 7 2 1 202 184 94 84 15 85 4 127 5 2 8 859 99 3.71 1.328 8.2 0.7 3.8 5.6 1.49
PIT (5 yrs) 50 32 .610 3.53 146 91 19 15 6 3 654.2 591 288 257 53 251 17 411 15 5 18 2759 106 3.71 1.286 8.1 0.7 3.5 5.7 1.64
TEX (4 yrs) 30 35 .462 4.25 87 76 6 26 8 1 529.0 468 268 250 42 257 9 341 17 3 27 2264 86 3.88 1.371 8.0 0.7 4.4 5.8 1.33
CLE (3 yrs) 30 29 .508 3.36 95 63 14 15 5 4 482.2 458 209 180 30 179 6 287 5 4 18 2038 112 3.43 1.320 8.5 0.6 3.3 5.4 1.60
STL (2 yrs) 1 5 .167 5.11 12 9 0 0 0 0 56.1 48 35 32 6 36 6 40 3 1 7 249 69 4.49 1.491 7.7 1.0 5.8 6.4 1.11
AL (6 yrs) 60 64 .484 3.83 182 139 20 41 13 5 1011.2 926 477 430 72 436 15 628 22 7 45 4302 97 3.66 1.346 8.2 0.6 3.9 5.6 1.44
NL (7 yrs) 51 37 .580 3.66 158 100 19 15 6 3 711.0 639 323 289 59 287 23 451 18 6 25 3008 102 3.78 1.302 8.1 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.57
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1972 27 STL NL 40.1 6 6 18 4.02 3.43 -0.16 0.05 102.2 3.72 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.1 2 .465 .499
1973 28 STL NL 16.0 6 3 17 9.56 3.84 0.13 -0.04 100.9 3.70 -10 -1.0 .3 0.1 -0.7 -9 .337 .494
1973 28 TEX AL 180.1 26 23 73 3.64 4.35 -0.42 0.12 97.6 4.77 21 2.4 .2 -0.1 4.0 40 .592 .515 $20,000
1974 29 TEX AL 264.0 41 41 146 4.98 4.09 -0.18 0.12 97.3 4.27 -21 -2.2 -0.1 0.3 3 .447 .486 $25,000
1975 30 TEX AL 68.1 12 12 41 5.40 4.37 -0.09 0.13 97.1 4.45 -7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .439 .495 $60,000
1975 30 CLE AL 112.2 24 12 48 3.83 4.13 -0.04 0.00 98.2 4.10 3 0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.4 14 .515 .502
1976 31 CLE AL 163.1 34 21 61 3.36 3.87 -0.18 0.00 99.9 4.06 13 1.5 .9 -0.2 3.0 27 .545 .509
1977 32 CLE AL 206.2 37 30 100 4.35 4.54 -0.05 0.12 97.8 4.60 5 0.5 1.5 -0.1 2.5 26 .514 .503
1978 33 PIT NL 107.0 34 14 52 4.37 3.97 -0.20 0.01 102.4 4.28 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.6 7 .493 .498
1979 34 PIT NL 137.2 34 17 51 3.33 4.14 0.03 0.04 106.1 4.40 15 1.7 1.4 -0.0 2.9 28 .549 .510
1980 ★ 35 PIT NL 238.1 35 34 95 3.59 4.01 0.16 0.13 101.8 4.06 12 1.4 2.3 -0.1 3.5 32 .539 .508 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1981 36 PIT NL 93.2 14 14 30 2.88 3.81 -0.26 0.14 105.5 4.43 15 1.9 -0.1 2.7 24 .634 .512
1983 38 PIT NL 78.0 29 12 60 6.92 4.20 -0.08 -0.03 103.2 4.39 -22 -2.3 1.2 -0.1 -1.7 -15 .421 .486
1984 39 TEX AL 16.1 8 0 8 4.41 4.40 -0.17 -0.35 104.9 4.43 0 0.0 .4 -0.0 0.1 2 .501 .500 $175,000
12 Seasons 1722.2 340 239 800 4.18 4.12 -0.11 0.08 100.3 4.32 19 3.1 1.1 -1.0 18.5 179 .509 .502 $280,000
PIT (5 yrs) 654.2 146 91 288 3.96 4.03 -0.02 0.07 103.5 4.26 17 2.4 1.3 -0.4 8.0 76 .516 .502
TEX (4 yrs) 529.0 87 76 268 4.56 4.22 -0.25 0.11 97.6 4.47 -7 -0.5 .3 -0.3 4.3 43 .494 .497 $280,000
CLE (3 yrs) 482.2 95 63 209 3.90 4.22 -0.09 0.05 98.6 4.30 21 2.4 1.2 -0.4 6.8 67 .525 .505
STL (2 yrs) 56.1 12 9 35 5.59 3.55 -0.07 0.03 101.9 3.72 -12 -1.2 .3 0.1 -0.6 -7 .401 .496

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 34 PIT NL NLCS W CIN 0 0 1.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 28 1.143 5.1 0.0 5.1 6.4 1.25
1979 ❍ 34 PIT NL WS W BAL 0 0 2.61 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 10 4 3 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 41 1.161 8.7 0.9 1.7 8.7 5.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 2.08 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.1 14 5 4 1 6 0 15 0 0 0 69 1.154 7.3 0.5 3.1 7.8 2.50
1 NLCS 0 0 1.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 28 1.143 5.1 0.0 5.1 6.4 1.25
1 WS 0 0 2.61 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 10 4 3 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 41 1.161 8.7 0.9 1.7 8.7 5.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1980 PIT NL 35 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1972 27 STL NL 6 166 141 18 29 3 2 4 3 4 19 28 .206 .302 .340 .643 .227 48 2 1 4 1 4 3
1973 28 STL NL 6 83 62 17 19 4 0 2 3 1 17 12 .306 .463 .468 .931 .347 29 1 2 1 1 2 0
1973 28 TEX AL 26 753 630 73 121 21 3 14 20 6 106 155 .192 .312 .302 .614 .230 190 14 6 6 5 4 6
1973 28 TOT MLB 32 836 692 90 140 25 3 16 23 7 123 167 .202 .327 .316 .643 .241 219 15 8 7 6 6 6
1974 29 TEX AL 41 1134 1001 146 255 52 9 25 24 10 113 149 .255 .334 .400 .734 .276 400 21 9 5 6 4 12
1975 30 CLE AL 24 479 421 48 99 15 3 7 16 5 50 62 .235 .313 .335 .648 .258 141 7 0 3 5 3 6
1975 30 TEX AL 12 302 266 41 73 9 5 2 9 2 28 31 .274 .342 .368 .711 .298 98 7 2 1 5 0 5
1975 30 TOT AL 36 781 687 89 172 24 8 9 25 7 78 93 .250 .324 .348 .672 .274 239 14 2 4 10 3 11
1976 31 CLE AL 34 683 609 61 162 21 3 6 24 3 56 84 .266 .325 .340 .665 .296 207 16 1 9 8 1 6
1977 32 CLE AL 37 876 787 100 197 30 2 17 34 10 73 141 .250 .315 .358 .673 .283 282 9 4 6 6 2 11
1978 33 PIT NL 34 460 407 52 100 20 3 10 22 1 39 72 .246 .314 .383 .697 .276 156 4 2 11 1 7 6
1979 34 PIT NL 34 562 504 51 110 22 2 9 15 1 47 103 .218 .289 .323 .612 .256 163 9 4 5 2 6 4
1980 35 PIT NL 35 985 881 95 210 39 2 20 30 9 88 144 .238 .311 .355 .666 .264 313 18 6 6 4 3 7
1981 36 PIT NL 14 385 351 30 79 15 6 4 7 0 26 48 .225 .279 .336 .616 .248 118 7 2 2 4 1 5
1983 38 PIT NL 29 367 310 60 92 13 5 10 12 7 51 44 .297 .393 .468 .861 .315 145 4 1 1 4 0 3
1984 39 TEX AL 8 75 64 8 19 4 0 1 5 0 10 6 .297 .392 .406 .798 .316 26 2 0 1 0 1 0
12 Yrs 340 7310 6434 800 1565 268 45 131 224 59 723 1079 .243 .321 .360 .681 .272 2316 121 40 61 52 38 74
162 Game Avg. 40 859 756 94 184 31 5 15 26 7 85 127 .243 .321 .360 .681 .272 272 14 5 7 6 4 9
MLB Averages .259 .324 .380 .704 .283

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1972 27 STL NL 0.0 0.0 176 -0.6 2.6 -3.2 1.01 -0.3 -0.3 -1.0 -0.1 0.93 -2.0 0 0 0
1973 28 TOT MLB 0.5 0.1 885 0.0 15.3 -15.3 1.05 0.3 -0.3 2.8 0.4 0.97 0.1 0 0 6
1973 28 STL NL -9.3 -0.9 94 -0.8 1.0 -1.8 .81 -0.7 -0.4 -9.7 -0.9 1.16 -8.2 0 0 3
1973 28 TEX AL 9.8 1.0 791 0.9 14.4 -13.5 1.07 1.0 -0.2 12.6 1.3 0.95 8.3 0 0 3
1974 29 TEX AL -30.0 -3.0 1182 -1.3 16.7 -18.0 .87 -1.0 -0.5 -27.5 -2.8 0.94 -17.0 0 0 0
1975 30 TOT AL -2.3 -0.2 823 -2.5 13.7 -16.1 1.07 0.1 -2.4 -3.9 -0.4 0.95 -1.2 4 4 4
1975 30 TEX AL -8.4 -0.8 319 -1.8 4.7 -6.5 1.01 -0.3 -1.4 -8.6 -0.8 0.95 -3.8 0 0 0
1975 30 CLE AL 6.1 0.6 504 -0.7 8.9 -9.6 1.11 0.4 -1.0 4.7 0.5 0.95 2.6 4 4 4
1976 31 CLE AL 7.1 0.8 715 1.0 11.6 -10.6 .99 1.0 0.0 6.4 0.7 0.95 9.9 2 6 5
1977 32 CLE AL 5.4 0.5 941 -0.3 15.5 -15.8 1.02 0.6 -0.8 -0.2 -0.0 0.95 8.6 3 2 2
1978 33 PIT NL 0.3 0.0 491 -1.0 7.5 -8.5 1.04 -0.3 -0.7 -5.2 -0.5 0.96 -2.5 7 3 9
1979 34 PIT NL 15.0 1.6 584 1.5 9.8 -8.3 .95 1.9 -0.4 18.1 1.9 0.90 21.2 5 4 8
1980 35 PIT NL 10.9 1.2 1034 1.5 18.7 -17.3 1.05 1.8 -0.4 15.0 1.6 0.92 15.5 1 0 0
1981 36 PIT NL 11.1 1.3 393 0.4 6.9 -6.5 1.04 0.8 -0.4 11.1 1.2 0.92 10.1 0 0 0
1983 38 PIT NL -22.7 -2.3 389 -2.8 5.4 -8.2 .99 -1.7 -1.2 -20.0 -2.0 0.96 -17.4 7 2 8
1984 39 TEX AL 0.0 0.0 82 -0.0 0.5 -0.5 .34 -0.1 0.1 -1.3 -0.1 1.02 -1.6 0 2 6
12 Yrs -4.8 0.0 7695 -4.0 124.3 -128.3 .99 3.2 -7.2 -5.6 -0.1 0.94 23.7 29 23 48

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1972 27 STL NL 6 6 1 3 2 1 3 3 3 .500 1 2 0 0 4 67% 56.3 66 43 2 0 1 2 3.7 2.4 6.7
1973 28 TOT MLB 32 26 9 12 5 0 2 11 15 .423 2 1 11 2 14 54% 0.1 94 6 16 6 13 1 3.4 3.7 7.2
1973 28 STL NL 6 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 .333 0 1 0 0 0 0% 27.7 48 6 3 1 1 1 3.3 3.6 3.4
1973 28 TEX AL 26 23 9 10 4 0 2 10 13 .435 2 0 11 2 14 61% 60.0 94 24 13 5 12 0 3.4 3.7 7.7
1974 29 TEX AL 41 41 19 19 3 5 1 20 21 .488 3 0 11 5 17 41% 48.7 89 20 33 10 26 3 4.9 5.5 6.4
1975 30 TOT AL 36 24 6 12 6 1 4 11 13 .458 2 3 6 1 12 50% 49.5 76 28 35 13 5 9 4.4 4.0 6.3
1975 30 TEX AL 12 12 2 6 4 1 2 5 7 .417 1 3 4 1 4 33% 46.3 66 28 13 4 2 6 5.0 4.7 5.7
1975 30 CLE AL 24 12 4 6 2 0 2 6 6 .500 1 0 2 0 8 67% 52.8 76 31 22 9 3 3 3.7 3.5 6.9
1976 31 CLE AL 34 21 10 6 5 1 2 12 9 .571 0 3 4 3 11 52% 50.0 81 21 28 4 7 8 4.0 4.0 5.7
1977 32 CLE AL 37 30 12 12 6 2 3 13 17 .433 3 0 9 2 15 50% 53.0 83 22 30 10 12 9 4.2 5.1 6.6
1978 33 PIT NL 34 14 5 5 4 1 1 7 7 .500 1 2 3 2 7 50% 51.8 85 18 10 6 1 8 3.9 4.0 5.7
1979 34 PIT NL 34 17 9 3 5 0 1 12 5 .706 3 0 4 1 12 71% 58.9 87 28 27 11 5 4 5.3 5.2 6.5
1980 35 PIT NL 35 34 18 6 10 4 3 24 10 .706 3 3 6 1 23 68% 55.1 80 22 24 11 6 9 5.2 5.3 6.9
1981 36 PIT NL 14 14 6 3 5 1 2 7 7 .500 2 2 2 2 10 71% 57.5 88 32 8 1 1 7 4.0 4.3 6.7
1983 38 PIT NL 29 12 2 8 2 2 1 4 8 .333 1 1 0 0 3 25% 34.4 55 13 17 8 2 3 3.6 3.6 4.0
11 Yrs 332 239 97 89 53 18 23 124 115 .519 21 17 56 19 128 54% 52 94 6 230 80 79 63 4.4 4.6 6.4
MLB Averages .500 53% 51 106 -13 4.2 4.2 6.4

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1973 28 TOT MLB 32 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 3 1 33% 1.047 0 0 6 1 0 5 3 3 5 1 5 0 4.8
1973 28 STL NL 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 6 .813 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 3 0 5.7
1973 28 TEX AL 26 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 0 0% 8 1.073 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 4.0
1975 30 TOT AL 36 12 5 1 3 3 1 2 33% 5 2 13 6 46% 1.072 4 4 4 6 1 5 7 5 10 2 12 2 7.4
1975 30 CLE AL 24 12 5 1 3 3 1 2 33% 5 2 13 6 46% 6 1.109 4 4 4 6 1 5 7 5 10 2 12 2 7.4
1976 31 CLE AL 34 13 4 3 1 1 1 0 100% 2 0 17 8 47% 3 .989 2 6 5 2 1 10 8 5 13 0 13 0 10.1
1977 32 CLE AL 37 7 5 0 1 2 2 0 100% 3 1 9 4 44% 9 1.020 3 2 2 3 0 4 6 1 2 3 2 1 3.9
1978 33 PIT NL 34 20 10 3 2 3 1 2 33% 4 0 18 8 44% 6 1.041 7 3 9 6 4 10 8 12 10 5 11 4 4.2
1979 34 PIT NL 34 17 2 3 1 1 0 1 0% 2 1 8 1 13% 6 .949 5 4 8 2 7 8 6 11 11 4 13 2 4.9
1980 35 PIT NL 35 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.055 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0
1983 38 PIT NL 29 17 6 3 4 3 2 1 67% 3 0 5 0 0% 6 .994 7 2 8 3 6 8 3 14 10 2 11 3 5.2
1984 39 TEX AL 8 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 50% 8 .340 0 2 6 1 0 7 2 6 6 0 6 0 6.1
9 Yrs 267 101 39 14 12 14 8 6 57% 21 5 75 29 39% 1.018 29 23 48 24 20 57 43 58 68 17 74 12 5.8

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1972 27 STL NL 166 42% 2.4% 16.9% 11.5% 5.4% 31% 1.00 66% 24 2 8%
1973 28 TOT MLB 836 53% 1.9% 20.0% 14.7% 5.3% 31% 0.80 62% 159 15 9%
1973 28 STL NL 83 59% 2.4% 14.5% 20.5% 7.2% 32% 1.19 59% 14 1 7%
1973 28 TEX AL 753 53% 1.9% 20.6% 14.1% 5.1% 31% 0.77 62% 145 14 10%
1974 29 TEX AL 1134 56% 2.2% 13.1% 10.0% 7.6% 34% 0.89 73% 203 21 10%
1975 30 TOT AL 781 56% 1.2% 11.9% 10.0% 5.3% 24% 0.88 76% 147 14 10%
1975 30 TEX AL 302 55% 0.7% 10.3% 9.3% 5.3% 22% 1.04 79% 66 7 11%
1975 30 CLE AL 479 57% 1.5% 12.9% 10.4% 5.2% 25% 0.80 75% 81 7 9%
1976 31 CLE AL 683 54% 0.9% 12.3% 8.2% 4.4% 19% 0.90 77% 122 16 13%
1977 32 CLE AL 876 49% 1.9% 16.1% 8.3% 5.6% 25% 0.83 72% 150 9 6%
1978 33 PIT NL 460 53% 2.2% 15.7% 8.5% 7.2% 33% 0.98 71% 63 4 6%
1979 34 PIT NL 562 57% 1.6% 18.3% 8.4% 5.9% 30% 0.76 70% 83 9 11%
1980 35 PIT NL 985 55% 2.0% 14.6% 8.9% 6.2% 29% 0.76 73% 139 18 13%
1981 36 PIT NL 385 57% 1.0% 12.5% 6.8% 6.5% 32% 0.74 79% 51 7 14%
1983 38 PIT NL 367 53% 2.7% 12.0% 13.9% 7.6% 30% 0.87 71% 57 4 7%
1984 39 TEX AL 75 47% 1.3% 8.0% 13.3% 6.7% 26% 2.00 76% 18 2 11%
12 Yrs 7310 54% 1.8% 14.8% 9.9% 6.1% 28% 0.85 72% 1216 121 10%
MLB Averages 44% 1.9% 13.2% 8.5% 6.3% 28% 1.09 75% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1972 27 STL NL 166 29 4 0 0 2 2 1 3 10 7 0 70% 3 2 1 56 3 4 43% 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0
1973 28 TOT MLB 836 140 16 0 16 10 6 8 8 46 22 12 48% 6 15 0 312 23 7 77% 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
1973 28 STL NL 83 19 2 0 4 1 1 0 2 10 3 3 30% 0 5 0 36 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1973 28 TEX AL 753 121 14 0 12 9 5 8 6 36 19 9 53% 6 10 0 276 20 6 77% 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1974 29 TEX AL 1134 255 25 0 21 15 10 10 15 62 32 10 52% 12 11 1 397 24 10 71% 22 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 24 0
1975 30 TOT AL 781 172 9 0 9 4 5 8 1 47 31 5 66% 11 8 2 294 25 7 78% 24 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 27 0
1975 30 TEX AL 302 73 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 24 16 2 67% 5 5 0 118 9 2 82% 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1975 30 CLE AL 479 99 7 0 8 4 3 6 1 23 15 3 65% 6 3 2 176 16 5 76% 16 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 13 0
1976 31 CLE AL 683 162 6 0 11 3 3 3 3 39 21 5 54% 6 3 1 240 24 3 89% 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1977 32 CLE AL 876 197 17 0 14 6 11 7 10 55 29 11 53% 11 12 1 296 34 10 77% 30 8 4 2 0 0 1 0 30 0
1978 33 PIT NL 460 100 10 0 11 3 7 5 5 24 14 3 58% 6 5 1 167 22 1 96% 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 0
1979 34 PIT NL 562 110 9 0 4 5 4 6 3 22 7 7 32% 4 5 1 182 15 1 94% 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1980 35 PIT NL 985 210 20 0 21 11 9 10 10 33 10 9 30% 7 5 0 326 30 9 77% 26 8 4 0 0 1 0 0 16 0
1981 36 PIT NL 385 79 4 0 9 3 1 1 3 11 6 3 55% 5 1 0 124 7 0 100% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1983 38 PIT NL 367 92 10 1 11 4 6 3 7 15 10 2 67% 3 2 0 143 12 7 63% 11 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
1984 39 TEX AL 75 19 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 7 1 1 14% 0 1 0 30 5 0 100% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Yrs 7310 1565 131 1 132 66 65 62 69 371 190 68 51% 74 70 8 2567 224 59 79% 209 51 14 4 1 4 2 0 188 0
MLB Averages 52% 65%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1972 27 1 3 .250 3.35 6 6 0 0 0 0 40.1 29 18 15 4 19 4 28 1 0 2 166 103 1.190 6.5 0.9 4.2 6.2 1.47 103
1973 28 10 15 .400 3.69 38 32 1 11 2 1 236.2 169 108 97 20 142 10 195 9 2 17 1002 100 1.314 6.4 0.8 5.4 7.4 1.37 100
1974 29 29 34 .460 4.24 79 73 1 22 7 1 500.2 424 254 236 45 255 14 344 18 3 28 2136 85 1.356 7.6 0.8 4.6 6.2 1.35 85
1975 30 36 49 .424 4.15 115 97 6 28 8 2 681.2 596 343 314 54 333 17 437 20 3 36 2917 88 1.363 7.9 0.7 4.4 5.8 1.31 88
1976 31 49 56 .467 3.96 149 118 10 32 11 3 845.0 758 404 372 60 389 18 521 21 3 39 3600 91 1.357 8.1 0.6 4.1 5.5 1.34 91
1977 32 61 69 .469 3.89 186 148 15 41 13 5 1051.2 955 504 454 77 462 20 662 25 7 51 4476 95 1.347 8.2 0.7 4.0 5.7 1.43 95
1978 33 69 76 .476 3.85 220 162 25 44 15 6 1158.2 1055 556 496 87 501 27 734 27 7 56 4936 96 1.343 8.2 0.7 3.9 5.7 1.47 96
1979 34 81 80 .503 3.74 254 179 27 48 16 6 1296.1 1165 607 539 96 548 33 837 31 7 61 5498 99 1.321 8.1 0.7 3.8 5.8 1.53 99
1980 35 100 86 .538 3.68 289 213 28 54 17 6 1534.2 1375 702 627 116 636 36 981 37 10 66 6483 101 1.310 8.1 0.7 3.7 5.8 1.54 101
1981 36 106 89 .544 3.61 303 227 28 56 19 6 1628.1 1454 732 653 120 662 37 1029 39 10 67 6868 103 1.299 8.0 0.7 3.7 5.7 1.55 103
1982 37 106 89 .544 3.61 303 227 28 56 19 6 1628.1 1454 732 653 120 662 37 1029 39 10 67 6868 103 1.299 8.0 0.7 3.7 5.7 1.55 103
1983 38 111 101 .524 3.75 332 239 34 56 19 8 1706.1 1546 792 711 130 713 37 1073 40 12 69 7235 99 1.324 8.2 0.7 3.8 5.7 1.50 99
1984 39 111 101 .524 3.76 340 239 39 56 19 8 1722.2 1565 800 719 131 723 38 1079 40 13 70 7310 99 1.328 8.2 0.7 3.8 5.6 1.49 99

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1972 27 2 3 .400 4.29 42.0 34 22 20 5 22 29 1 1.333 7.3 4.7 6.2 1.32 1.1 6
1973 28 11 11 .500 3.95 196.0 147 95 86 17 129 167 8 1.408 6.8 5.9 7.7 1.29 0.8 32
1974 29 12 17 .414 4.94 264.0 275 161 145 27 122 149 10 1.504 9.4 4.2 5.1 1.22 0.9 41
1975 30 10 10 .500 4.15 182.0 179 93 84 9 81 94 2 1.429 8.9 4.0 4.6 1.16 0.4 36
1976 31 10 8 .556 3.40 164.0 179 69 62 7 62 85 1 1.470 9.8 3.4 4.7 1.37 0.4 34
1977 32 12 11 .522 3.91 207.0 200 100 90 17 74 141 4 1.324 8.7 3.2 6.1 1.91 0.7 37
1978 33 6 6 .500 4.21 107.0 104 56 50 10 41 72 2 1.355 8.7 3.4 6.1 1.76 0.8 34
1979 34 8 7 .533 3.07 138.0 112 52 47 9 48 103 4 1.159 7.3 3.1 6.7 2.15 0.6 34
1980 35 14 12 .538 3.48 238.0 224 102 92 21 94 144 6 1.336 8.5 3.6 5.4 1.53 0.8 35
1981 36 10 6 .625 2.79 142.0 126 49 44 6 41 73 3 1.176 8.0 2.6 4.6 1.78 0.4 14
1983 38 4 5 .444 6.69 78.0 97 64 58 11 54 44 1 1.936 11.2 6.2 5.1 0.81 1.3 29
1984 39 1 1 .500 3.94 16.0 19 8 7 1 10 6 0 1.813 10.7 5.6 3.4 0.60 0.6 8
12 Yrs 100 97 .508 3.98 1774.0 1696 871 785 140 778 1107 42 1.395 8.6 5.6 1.42 0.7 340



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1980 NL (14, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1980 NL (3, 23%)
0.23 Career Shares (158th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 May 24th NL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1980 NL  3.5 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1974 AL  19 (10th)
1980 NL  19 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1976 AL  .650 (7th)
1979 NL  .750 (1st)
1980 NL  .760 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  6.039 (1st)
1980 NL  7.930 (10th)
Career  8.176 (181st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  7.736 (2nd)
1977 AL  6.140 (9th)
1980 NL  5.438 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1980 NL  238.3 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1980 NL  144 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1974 AL  41 (2nd)
1980 NL  34 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1974 AL  5 (4th)
1981 NL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  25 (8th)
1980 NL  20 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  106 (6th)
1974 AL  113 (3rd)
1980 NL  88 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1975 AL  0.448 (2nd)
1976 AL  0.331 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1974 AL  19 (3rd)
1975 AL  15 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  139 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1973 AL  10 (9th)
1974 AL  11 (6th)
1977 AL  12 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1973 ML  8 (10th)
1974 AL  9 (2nd)
1980 NL  6 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1980 NL  985 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1976 AL  3.13 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1980 NL  1.8 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1984 AL  born 1944-10-29 (7th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 8 (305), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 32 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 21 (617), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (963), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (496th), 19.5 career WAR/19.9 7yr-peak WAR/19.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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