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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #639. Zane Smith… #640. Ted Abernathy… #641. Oil Can Boyd… #642. JIM BIBBY… #643. George Blaeholder… #644. Henry Boyle… #645. Fred Goldsmith… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1972 27 STL NL 6 12 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .125 .300 .125 .425 26 1 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1973 28 TOT MLB 33 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D
1973 28 STL NL 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 28 TEX AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D
1974 29 TEX AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 30 TOT AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 30 TEX AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 30 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 31 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 32 CLE AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 33 PIT NL 34 34 31 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 9 .129 .206 .226 .432 19 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 34 PIT NL 34 52 45 3 8 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 25 .178 .196 .333 .529 39 15 0 1 6 0 0 1
1980 ★ 35 PIT NL 35 95 77 6 12 3 0 1 7 0 0 6 32 .156 .224 .234 .457 27 18 1 1 10 1 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1981 36 PIT NL 14 34 28 4 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 11 .143 .200 .321 .521 44 9 0 1 4 0 0 1
1982 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1983 38 PIT NL 29 20 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .111 .222 -39 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1984 39 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 341 250 209 15 31 6 0 5 17 0 0 13 88 .148 .208 .249 .457 25 52 1 3 24 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 119 99 7 15 3 0 2 8 0 0 6 42 .148 .208 .249 .457 25 25 0 1 11 0 0
PIT (5 yrs) 146 235 199 14 30 6 0 5 17 0 0 10 83 .151 .202 .256 .458 25 51 1 3 22 1 0
TEX (4 yrs) 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (3 yrs) 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (2 yrs) 12 15 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .100 .308 .100 .408 21 1 0 0 2 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 183 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 158 250 209 15 31 6 0 5 17 0 0 13 88 .148 .208 .249 .457 25 52 1 3 24 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1972 27 STL NL 6 12 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .522 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1973 28 STL NL 6 3 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1973 28 TEX AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $20,000 1/D
1974 29 TEX AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $25,000 1
1975 30 TEX AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
1975 30 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 31 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 32 CLE AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 33 PIT NL 34 34 -3 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1979 34 PIT NL 34 52 -4 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1980 ★ 35 PIT NL 35 95 -9 0 -0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1981 36 PIT NL 14 34 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1983 38 PIT NL 29 20 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1984 39 TEX AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $175,000 /1
12 Seasons 341 250 -22 0 1 0 30 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .503 .500 0.9 0.2 9 $280,000
PIT (5 yrs) 146 235 -22 0 1 0 28 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .505 .501 0.7 0.1 7
TEX (4 yrs) 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $280,000
CLE (3 yrs) 95 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1
STL (2 yrs) 12 15 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .500 0.1 0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 34 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1979 ❍ 34 PIT NL WS BAL W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 NLCS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 WS 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 STL NL 27 P 6 6 0 40.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.79 1.33 .950 1.79 1.78 3 4 57% 37% 0
1973 TOT MLB 28 P 32 26 11 196.1 29 5 22 2 1 .931 1.24 0.84 .951 1.86 1.86 23 7 23% 38% 0
1973 STL NL 28 P 6 3 0 16.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 2.25 0.67 .950 1.86 1.88 3 1 25% 36% 0
1973 TEX AL 28 P 26 23 11 180.1 24 5 18 1 1 .958 1.15 0.88 .951 1.86 1.85 20 6 23% 38% 0
1973 TEX AL 28 DH 1 0
1974 TEX AL 29 P 41 41 11 264.0 61 22 36 3 4 .951 1.98 1.41 .947 1.81 1.80 24 10 29% 38% 1
1975 TOT AL 30 P 36 24 6 181.0 40 11 27 2 3 .950 1.89 1.06 .940 1.87 1.86 25 7 22% 38% 0
1975 TEX AL 30 P 12 12 4 68.1 14 3 9 2 1 .857 1.58 1.00 .940 1.87 1.86 9 2 18% 38% 0
1975 CLE AL 30 P 24 12 2 112.2 26 8 18 0 2 1.000 2.08 1.08 .940 1.87 1.86 16 5 24% 38% 0
1976 CLE AL 31 P 34 21 4 163.1 31 10 19 2 2 .935 1.60 0.85 .950 1.87 1.88 24 3 11% 34% 0
1977 CLE AL 32 P 37 30 9 206.2 40 14 21 5 0 .875 1.52 0.95 .948 1.95 1.93 34 10 23% 39% 1
1978 PIT NL 33 P 34 14 3 107.0 25 3 20 2 0 .920 1.93 0.68 .951 1.91 1.89 22 1 4% 32% 0
1979 PIT NL 34 P 34 17 4 137.2 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 1.11 0.50 .951 1.80 1.80 15 1 6% 34% 0
1980 PIT NL 35 P 35 34 6 238.1 42 9 30 3 1 .929 1.47 1.11 .952 1.91 1.91 30 9 23% 31% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-14
1981 PIT NL 36 P 14 14 2 93.2 14 2 11 1 3 .929 1.25 0.93 .959 1.97 1.98 7 0 0% 33% 0
1983 PIT NL 38 P 29 12 0 78.0 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.62 0.48 .952 1.92 1.91 12 7 37% 33% 0
1984 TEX AL 39 P 8 0 0 16.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.38 .957 1.76 1.78 5 0 0% 36% 0
12 Seasons P 340 239 56 1722.2 324 88 216 20 16 .938 1.59 0.89 .949 1.88 1.87 224 59 21% 36% 2
1 Season DH 1 0
12 Seasons TOT 340 239 56 1722.2 324 88 216 20 16 .938 1.59 0.89 .949 1.88 1.87 224 59 21% 36% 2
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (183rd)

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)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1974 AL  22 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1977 AL  5 (3rd)

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 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 21 (619), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (498th), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1973 28 Texas Rangers $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 29 Texas Rangers $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 30 Texas Rangers $60,000 ? 3/8/75 TSN
1984 39 Texas Rangers $175,000 ? 2/20/84 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$280,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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