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Jack Billingham

John Eugene Billingham

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 21, 1943 in Orlando, FL
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1968 (Age 25.050, 10,277th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Tigers/Dodgers/RedSox 1968-1980

Final Game: June 20, 1980 (Age 37.120)
Relatives: Cousin of Christy Mathewson and Cousin of Henry Mathewson
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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
1968 25 LAD NL 3 0 1.000 2.14 50 1 26 0 0 8 71.1 54 18 17 0 30 9 46 2 0 6 293 129 2.44 1.178 6.8 0.0 3.8 5.8 1.53
1969 26 HOU NL 6 7 .462 4.25 52 4 22 1 0 2 82.2 92 45 39 12 29 11 71 5 0 2 358 83 3.91 1.464 10.0 1.3 3.2 7.7 2.45
1970 27 HOU NL 13 9 .591 3.98 46 24 7 8 2 0 187.2 190 102 83 10 63 2 134 10 0 11 818 98 3.07 1.348 9.1 0.5 3.0 6.4 2.13
1971 28 HOU NL 10 16 .385 3.39 33 33 0 8 3 0 228.1 205 98 86 9 68 8 139 16 1 6 943 99 2.85 1.196 8.1 0.4 2.7 5.5 2.04
1972 29 CIN NL 12 12 .500 3.18 36 31 2 8 4 1 217.2 197 83 77 18 64 8 137 7 0 8 901 101 3.19 1.199 8.1 0.7 2.6 5.7 2.14
1973 ★ 30 CIN NL 19 10 .655 3.04 40 40 0 16 7 0 293.1 257 112 99 20 95 10 155 10 0 10 1205 113 3.47 1.200 7.9 0.6 2.9 4.8 1.63 AS,CYA-4,MVP-23
1974 31 CIN NL 19 11 .633 3.94 36 35 1 8 3 0 212.1 233 105 93 16 64 9 103 6 2 4 899 89 3.58 1.399 9.9 0.7 2.7 4.4 1.61 CYA-6,MVP-16
1975 32 CIN NL 15 10 .600 4.11 33 32 0 5 0 0 208.0 222 100 95 22 76 12 79 9 1 8 893 88 4.43 1.433 9.6 1.0 3.3 3.4 1.04
1976 33 CIN NL 12 10 .545 4.32 34 29 3 5 2 1 177.0 190 96 85 17 62 5 76 4 0 9 762 81 4.14 1.424 9.7 0.9 3.2 3.9 1.23
1977 34 CIN NL 10 10 .500 5.23 36 23 8 3 2 0 161.2 195 105 94 16 56 9 76 10 0 7 724 75 4.31 1.553 10.9 0.9 3.1 4.2 1.36
1978 35 DET AL 15 8 .652 3.88 30 30 0 10 4 0 201.2 218 95 87 16 65 2 59 8 0 6 857 99 4.12 1.403 9.7 0.7 2.9 2.6 0.91
1979 36 DET AL 10 7 .588 3.30 35 19 11 2 0 3 158.0 163 74 58 13 60 11 59 7 0 6 668 132 4.33 1.411 9.3 0.7 3.4 3.4 0.98
1980 37 TOT AL 1 3 .250 10.23 15 4 3 0 0 0 31.2 56 36 36 7 18 1 7 4 0 1 166 42 7.27 2.337 15.9 2.0 5.1 2.0 0.39
1980 37 DET AL 0 0 7.36 8 0 3 0 0 0 7.1 11 6 6 1 6 1 3 0 0 0 38 59 6.16 2.318 13.5 1.2 7.4 3.7 0.50
1980 37 BOS AL 1 3 .250 11.10 7 4 0 0 0 0 24.1 45 30 30 6 12 0 4 4 0 1 128 39 7.60 2.342 16.6 2.2 4.4 1.5 0.33
13 Yrs 145 113 .562 3.83 476 305 83 74 27 15 2231.1 2272 1069 949 176 750 97 1141 98 4 84 9487 94 3.72 1.354 9.2 0.7 3.0 4.6 1.52
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .562 3.83 41 27 7 6 2 1 194 198 93 83 15 65 8 99 9 0 7 826 94 3.72 1.354 9.2 0.7 3.0 4.6 1.52
CIN (6 yrs) 87 63 .580 3.85 215 190 14 45 18 2 1270.0 1294 601 543 109 417 53 626 46 3 46 5384 91 3.80 1.347 9.2 0.8 3.0 4.4 1.50
DET (3 yrs) 25 15 .625 3.70 73 49 14 12 4 3 367.0 392 175 151 30 131 14 121 15 0 12 1563 110 4.25 1.425 9.6 0.7 3.2 3.0 0.92
HOU (3 yrs) 29 32 .475 3.75 131 61 29 17 5 2 498.2 487 245 208 31 160 21 344 31 1 19 2119 96 3.11 1.297 8.8 0.6 2.9 6.2 2.15
BOS (1 yr) 1 3 .250 11.10 7 4 0 0 0 0 24.1 45 30 30 6 12 0 4 4 0 1 128 39 7.60 2.342 16.6 2.2 4.4 1.5 0.33
LAD (1 yr) 3 0 1.000 2.14 50 1 26 0 0 8 71.1 54 18 17 0 30 9 46 2 0 6 293 129 2.44 1.178 6.8 0.0 3.8 5.8 1.53
NL (10 yrs) 119 95 .556 3.76 396 252 69 62 23 12 1840.0 1835 864 768 140 607 83 1016 79 4 71 7796 93 3.56 1.327 9.0 0.7 3.0 5.0 1.67
AL (3 yrs) 26 18 .591 4.16 80 53 14 12 4 3 391.1 437 205 181 36 143 14 125 19 0 13 1691 99 4.46 1.482 10.1 0.8 3.3 2.9 0.87
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
1968 25 LAD NL 71.1 50 1 18 2.27 3.46 -0.17 -0.13 92.6 3.25 7 0.9 1.8 0.2 1.8 13 .517 .505
1969 26 HOU NL 82.2 52 4 45 4.90 4.05 -0.46 -0.12 98.7 4.33 -6 -0.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.0 2 .487 .496
1970 27 HOU NL 187.2 46 24 102 4.89 4.48 -0.39 0.03 96.4 4.72 -6 -0.6 1.2 -0.1 1.0 14 .487 .496
1971 28 HOU NL 228.1 33 33 98 3.86 4.01 -0.02 0.06 95.5 3.91 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 20 .496 .499
1972 29 CIN NL 217.2 36 31 83 3.43 3.83 0.33 0.05 94.8 3.36 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 1.2 15 .485 .497
1973 ★ 30 CIN NL 293.1 40 40 112 3.44 4.10 0.28 0.12 92.1 3.63 6 0.7 -0.2 3.1 30 .517 .504 AS,CYA-4,MVP-23
1974 31 CIN NL 212.1 36 35 105 4.45 4.13 0.38 0.13 97.6 3.78 -17 -1.8 .1 -0.1 -0.0 2 .449 .489 CYA-6,MVP-16
1975 32 CIN NL 208.0 33 32 100 4.33 3.99 0.39 0.12 99.4 3.70 -16 -1.7 .6 -0.1 0.0 2 .448 .489
1976 33 CIN NL 177.0 34 29 96 4.88 3.84 0.04 0.09 100.1 3.89 -21 -2.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -6 .433 .486
1977 34 CIN NL 161.2 36 23 105 5.85 4.32 -0.01 0.09 100.7 4.45 -26 -2.6 1.6 -0.2 -1.4 -11 .428 .484
1978 35 DET AL 201.2 30 30 95 4.24 4.21 0.12 0.13 102.1 4.31 2 0.2 -0.1 2.0 20 .506 .501
1979 36 DET AL 158.0 35 19 74 4.22 4.78 -0.04 0.01 103.1 4.98 13 1.4 1.5 -0.0 2.9 30 .539 .509
1980 37 DET AL 7.1 8 0 6 7.36 4.91 -0.14 -0.39 102.4 4.77 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .473 .499
1980 37 BOS AL 24.1 7 4 30 11.10 4.23 0.07 0.01 110.4 4.60 -18 -1.5 .8 0.0 -1.2 -15 .290 .491
13 Seasons 2231.1 476 305 1069 4.31 4.12 0.10 0.07 97.7 4.01 -91 -9.0 1.4 -1.3 10.2 114 .481 .497
CIN (6 yrs) 1270.0 215 190 601 4.26 4.03 0.25 0.10 96.9 3.76 -80 -8.3 1.3 -0.8 2.1 32 .461 .492
DET (3 yrs) 367.0 73 49 175 4.29 4.47 0.05 0.07 102.6 4.61 13 1.3 1.5 -0.2 4.7 49 .518 .504
HOU (3 yrs) 498.2 131 61 245 4.42 4.19 -0.23 0.02 96.4 4.28 -13 -1.4 1.3 -0.4 2.8 36 .489 .497
BOS (1 yr) 24.1 7 4 30 11.10 4.23 0.07 0.01 110.4 4.60 -18 -1.5 .8 0.0 -1.2 -15 .290 .491
LAD (1 yr) 71.1 50 1 18 2.27 3.46 -0.17 -0.13 92.6 3.25 7 0.9 1.8 0.2 1.8 13 .517 .505

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
1972 29 CIN NL NLCS W PIT 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 2 2 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 21 1.500 9.6 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.00
1972 29 CIN NL WS L OAK 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 2 1 0 0 1 13.2 6 1 0 0 4 1 11 0 0 0 50 0.732 4.0 0.0 2.6 7.2 2.75
1973 30 CIN NL NLCS L NYM 0 1 .000 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 9 6 6 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 50 1.083 6.8 0.0 3.0 6.8 2.25
1975 ❍ 32 CIN NL WS W BOS 0 0 1.00 3 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 8 2 1 0 5 0 7 1 0 0 40 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 7.0 1.40
1976 ❍ 33 CIN NL WS W NYY 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4
4 Yrs (5 Series) 2 1 .667 1.93 10 6 2 0 0 1 42.0 28 11 9 0 15 1 32 2 0 0 169 1.024 6.0 0.0 3.2 6.9 2.13
2 NLCS 0 1 .000 4.32 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 14 8 8 0 6 0 13 1 0 0 71 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 7.0 2.17
3 WS 2 0 1.000 0.36 7 3 2 0 0 1 25.1 14 3 1 0 9 1 19 1 0 0 98 0.908 5.0 0.0 3.2 6.8 2.11

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
1973 CIN NL 30

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
1968 25 LAD NL 8 50 293 251 18 54 11 1 0 6 4 30 46 .215 .304 .267 .571 .263 67 3 2 10 0 9 4
1969 26 HOU NL 8 52 359 318 45 92 11 2 12 6 4 29 71 .289 .356 .450 .806 .338 143 7 5 5 2 11 3
1970 27 HOU NL 22 46 818 733 102 190 31 3 10 3 4 63 134 .259 .325 .351 .676 .304 257 13 10 9 3 2 14
1971 28 HOU NL 54 33 943 844 98 205 22 6 9 9 7 68 139 .243 .310 .315 .625 .280 266 21 16 11 4 8 11
1972 29 CIN NL 36 901 819 83 197 33 2 18 5 6 64 137 .241 .300 .352 .652 .268 288 18 7 8 3 8 12
1973 30 CIN NL 40 1205 1090 112 257 52 4 20 12 11 95 155 .236 .303 .346 .649 .259 377 32 10 9 1 10 16
1974 31 CIN NL 36 899 809 105 233 35 8 16 7 12 64 103 .288 .343 .410 .753 .312 332 30 6 15 5 9 13
1975 32 CIN NL 1 33 892 795 100 222 37 2 22 8 7 76 79 .279 .347 .414 .761 .286 329 32 9 7 5 12 7
1976 33 CIN NL 34 762 681 96 190 18 8 17 12 5 62 76 .279 .340 .404 .744 .292 275 25 4 10 5 5 11
1977 34 CIN NL 1 36 724 638 105 195 30 4 16 10 8 56 76 .306 .368 .440 .808 .324 281 20 10 14 6 9 7
1978 35 DET AL 30 857 768 95 218 31 7 16 14 10 65 59 .284 .341 .405 .746 .287 311 27 8 4 12 2 7
1979 36 DET AL 35 668 593 74 163 18 3 13 12 11 60 59 .275 .347 .381 .729 .287 226 28 7 6 2 11 7
1980 37 BOS AL 7 128 109 30 45 9 0 6 4 1 12 4 .413 .484 .661 1.145 .390 72 3 4 2 1 0 0
1980 37 DET AL 8 38 31 6 11 2 0 1 0 0 6 3 .355 .447 .516 .963 .357 16 1 0 0 1 1 0
1980 37 TOT AL 15 166 140 36 56 11 0 7 4 1 18 7 .400 .476 .629 1.104 .383 88 4 4 2 2 1 0
13 Yrs 94 476 9487 8479 1069 2272 340 50 176 108 90 750 1141 .268 .333 .382 .715 .291 3240 260 98 110 50 97 112
162 Game Avg. 8 41 826 738 93 198 30 4 15 9 8 65 99 .268 .333 .382 .715 .291 282 23 9 10 4 8 10
MLB Averages .255 .322 .375 .697 .280

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1968 25 LAD NL 6.1 0.7 306 0.8 6.3 -5.6 1.35 0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 1.08 4.6 22 2 23
1969 26 HOU NL -6.9 -0.7 370 -2.2 6.5 -8.7 1.14 -0.5 -1.4 -10.9 -1.1 1.03 -7.8 19 5 23
1970 27 HOU NL -6.0 -0.6 835 0.7 14.5 -13.9 1.01 0.4 0.2 -3.0 -0.3 0.96 2.1 7 2 13
1971 28 HOU NL -0.9 -0.1 913 0.4 16.5 -16.1 1.09 1.6 -1.3 2.2 0.2 0.94 12.1 0 0 0
1972 29 CIN NL 2.8 0.3 923 1.1 16.1 -15.0 1.02 1.0 0.1 11.9 1.4 0.93 8.9 2 1 2
1973 30 CIN NL 13.3 1.4 1242 1.9 21.9 -19.9 1.04 2.0 -0.1 21.0 2.4 0.94 22.4 0 0 0
1974 31 CIN NL -10.4 -1.1 922 2.0 16.3 -14.3 1.02 -0.1 2.0 -6.5 -0.7 0.95 -3.8 0 0 1
1975 32 CIN NL -8.2 -0.8 917 -0.3 14.3 -14.7 .94 -1.5 1.1 -4.5 -0.5 0.95 -15.0 0 0 1
1976 33 CIN NL -15.6 -1.6 789 -2.1 11.6 -13.7 .94 -1.5 -0.7 -16.2 -1.7 0.98 -11.7 2 1 2
1977 34 CIN NL -23.3 -2.3 751 -2.3 11.9 -14.2 .99 -1.6 -0.8 -20.8 -2.0 0.99 -19.6 5 2 6
1978 35 DET AL 0.7 0.1 892 -0.5 13.4 -13.9 .90 -0.5 -0.1 -2.3 -0.2 0.93 -3.5 0 0 0
1979 36 DET AL 14.1 1.4 701 1.0 13.0 -12.0 1.05 0.1 0.8 11.0 1.1 0.94 4.1 9 1 5
1980 37 TOT AL -18.1 -1.6 172 -1.1 2.4 -3.5 1.07 -1.4 0.4 -23.2 -2.1 1.09 -22.3 5 0 5
1980 37 DET AL -2.1 -0.2 38 -0.2 0.6 -0.8 1.39 -0.3 0.2 -6.5 -0.6 1.21 -3.2 4 0 4
1980 37 BOS AL -16.0 -1.4 134 -0.9 1.8 -2.7 .97 -1.1 0.2 -16.6 -1.4 1.05 -19.0 1 0 1
13 Yrs -52.4 -5.0 9733 -0.8 164.6 -165.3 1.02 -1.2 0.5 -42.0 -3.7 0.96 -29.6 71 14 81

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
1968 25 LAD NL 50 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 1 100% 77.0 77 77 15 2 0 0 0.9 0.0 8.0
1969 26 HOU NL 52 4 0 3 1 0 2 0 4 .000 0 0 1 0 2 50% 52.0 76 37 20 8 1 2 3.3 5.1 5.0
1970 27 HOU NL 46 24 11 9 4 5 5 13 11 .542 2 1 8 2 12 50% 51.4 84 22 34 16 7 4 4.5 5.0 6.4
1971 28 HOU NL 33 33 10 16 7 2 7 14 19 .424 1 5 8 3 19 58% 55.0 87 13 24 12 4 10 3.2 2.8 6.9
1972 29 CIN NL 36 31 12 12 7 2 4 17 14 .548 0 2 8 4 16 52% 55.7 88 19 21 9 9 6 4.5 3.9 6.8
1973 30 CIN NL 40 40 19 10 11 2 1 26 14 .650 2 8 16 7 26 65% 56.8 86 19 15 6 17 1 4.5 4.1 7.3
1974 31 CIN NL 36 35 18 11 6 4 3 22 13 .629 0 6 8 3 18 51% 49.4 85 17 21 8 12 9 4.8 4.5 6.0
1975 32 CIN NL 33 32 15 10 7 2 5 21 11 .656 1 6 5 0 20 63% 48.0 75 22 32 8 2 12 5.7 5.3 6.4
1976 33 CIN NL 34 29 11 9 9 1 2 17 12 .586 2 5 5 2 14 48% 47.6 86 14 24 10 5 9 5.8 5.3 5.7
1977 34 CIN NL 36 23 9 8 6 2 1 11 12 .478 3 1 3 2 9 39% 43.9 81 1 24 15 4 8 6.6 7.5 6.1
1978 35 DET AL 30 30 15 8 7 4 2 17 13 .567 4 3 10 4 16 53% 49.0 82 23 22 5 1 12 4.9 5.4 6.7
1979 36 DET AL 35 19 7 5 7 1 1 9 10 .474 3 1 2 0 11 58% 48.7 78 23 23 7 5 4 4.6 4.5 6.1
1980 37 TOT AL 15 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0% 47 21 11 2 1 2 3.5 3.8 4.4
1980 37 BOS AL 7 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0% 31.0 47 21 5 2 1 2 3.5 3.8 4.4
13 Yrs 468 305 128 104 73 26 33 169 136 .554 18 38 74 27 164 54% 51 88 1 280 108 68 79 4.8 4.7 6.5
MLB Averages .500 55% 52 109 -13 4.1 4.1 6.5

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
1968 25 LAD NL 50 49 26 3 0 11 8 4 73% 12 1 44 19 43% 9 1.353 22 2 23 12 11 25 23 25 20 14 21 12 3.9
1969 26 HOU NL 52 48 22 6 4 6 2 4 33% 8 1 47 19 40% 7 1.143 19 5 23 10 10 28 27 21 19 17 22 12 3.9
1970 27 HOU NL 46 22 7 2 0 2 0 2 0% 5 2 20 4 20% 7 1.014 7 2 13 7 0 15 10 12 11 8 11 7 4.5
1972 29 CIN NL 36 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 2 1 2 0 0% 7 1.022 2 1 2 3 0 2 2 3 3 2 4 0 5.0
1974 31 CIN NL 36 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.016 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1975 32 CIN NL 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .942 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1976 33 CIN NL 34 5 3 1 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 2 1 50% 7 .943 2 1 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 0 5 0 7.2
1977 34 CIN NL 36 13 8 1 2 2 0 2 0% 2 0 7 2 29% 7 .985 5 2 6 3 2 8 3 10 8 1 8 1 4.8
1979 36 DET AL 35 16 11 3 2 3 3 0 100% 4 0 20 4 20% 7 1.048 9 1 5 5 2 9 9 7 13 3 14 0 8.0
1980 37 TOT AL 15 11 3 0 0 1 0 1 0% 3 2 13 7 54% 1.068 5 0 5 4 0 7 6 5 4 3 5 0 3.8
1980 37 DET AL 8 8 3 0 0 1 0 1 0% 2 1 10 7 70% 7 1.387 4 0 4 3 0 5 4 4 2 3 2 0 2.8
1980 37 BOS AL 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0% 4 .973 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 0 6.7
10 Yrs 373 171 83 17 9 28 15 14 54% 38 7 155 56 36% 1.021 71 14 81 48 25 97 81 89 85 48 92 32 4.6

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%
1968 25 LAD NL 293 66% 0.0% 15.7% 10.2% 4.1% 22% 1.11 70% 51 3 6%
1969 26 HOU NL 359 69% 3.3% 19.8% 8.1% 7.0% 27% 1.86 66% 80 7 9%
1970 27 HOU NL 818 58% 1.2% 16.4% 7.7% 5.4% 23% 1.88 72% 154 13 8%
1971 28 HOU NL 943 55% 1.0% 14.7% 7.2% 3.9% 18% 1.66 74% 155 21 14%
1972 29 CIN NL 901 56% 2.0% 15.2% 7.1% 5.9% 27% 1.77 74% 146 18 12%
1973 30 CIN NL 1205 55% 1.7% 12.9% 7.9% 6.3% 30% 2.11 76% 215 32 15%
1974 31 CIN NL 899 57% 1.8% 11.5% 7.1% 6.6% 25% 2.19 77% 182 30 16%
1975 32 CIN NL 892 51% 2.5% 8.9% 8.5% 6.8% 28% 2.04 78% 179 32 18%
1976 33 CIN NL 762 59% 2.2% 10.0% 8.1% 5.6% 23% 1.84 78% 158 25 16%
1977 34 CIN NL 724 55% 2.2% 10.5% 7.7% 6.9% 26% 1.45 76% 147 20 14%
1978 35 DET AL 857 49% 1.9% 6.9% 7.6% 6.3% 25% 1.44 82% 157 27 17%
1979 36 DET AL 668 52% 2.0% 8.8% 9.0% 5.1% 21% 1.69 78% 132 28 21%
1980 37 TOT AL 166 43% 4.2% 4.2% 10.8% 10.8% 32% 1.23 77% 45 4 9%
1980 37 DET AL 38 61% 2.6% 7.9% 15.8% 7.9% 27% 0.73 74% 9 1 11%
1980 37 BOS AL 128 38% 4.7% 3.1% 9.4% 11.7% 33% 1.43 78% 36 3 8%
13 Yrs 9487 55% 1.9% 12.0% 7.9% 6.0% 25% 1.77 76% 1801 260 14%
MLB Averages 45% 1.9% 13.7% 8.6% 6.2% 27% 1.10 74% 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
1968 25 LAD NL 285 54 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 19 8 4 42% 4 6 0 116 6 4 60% 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 7 8
1969 26 HOU NL 351 92 12 1 10 9 3 5 7 32 14 3 44% 3 2 0 146 6 4 60% 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 4 8
1970 27 HOU NL 796 190 10 0 17 4 6 3 7 48 21 8 44% 14 11 0 305 3 4 43% 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 22
1971 28 HOU NL 889 205 9 0 15 4 4 4 4 38 18 3 47% 11 6 0 312 9 7 56% 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 54
1972 29 CIN NL 901 197 18 1 16 11 7 12 6 41 17 6 41% 12 8 1 306 5 6 45% 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1973 30 CIN NL 1205 257 20 1 28 12 8 14 6 59 29 6 49% 16 10 1 401 12 11 52% 12 10 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0
1974 31 CIN NL 899 233 16 0 16 13 3 7 9 45 24 8 53% 13 4 1 338 7 12 37% 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 14 0
1975 32 CIN NL 891 222 22 0 27 14 8 7 15 62 34 1 55% 7 8 0 303 8 7 53% 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
1976 33 CIN NL 762 190 17 0 15 14 3 6 11 47 29 1 62% 11 9 0 290 12 5 71% 11 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
1977 34 CIN NL 723 195 16 1 17 10 6 7 9 40 22 2 55% 7 7 1 295 10 8 56% 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
1978 35 DET AL 857 218 16 1 12 13 3 8 8 56 36 1 64% 7 6 0 295 14 10 58% 14 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
1979 36 DET AL 668 163 13 1 12 5 8 6 7 36 19 5 53% 7 6 2 244 12 11 52% 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1980 37 TOT AL 166 56 7 0 8 5 2 4 3 15 11 0 73% 0 1 0 78 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1980 37 DET AL 38 11 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 67% 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1980 37 BOS AL 128 45 6 0 3 4 2 4 2 12 9 0 75% 0 1 0 62 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
13 Yrs 9393 2272 176 6 204 114 61 83 92 538 282 48 52% 112 84 6 3429 108 90 55% 101 83 4 2 3 3 5 3 183 94
MLB Averages 51% 64%

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+
1968 25 3 0 1.000 2.14 50 1 26 0 0 8 71.1 54 18 17 0 30 9 46 2 0 6 293 129 1.178 6.8 0.0 3.8 5.8 1.53 129
1969 26 9 7 .563 3.27 102 5 48 1 0 10 154.0 146 63 56 12 59 20 117 7 0 8 651 97 1.331 8.5 0.7 3.4 6.8 1.98 97
1970 27 22 16 .579 3.66 148 29 55 9 2 10 341.2 336 165 139 22 122 22 251 17 0 19 1469 98 1.340 8.9 0.6 3.2 6.6 2.06 98
1971 28 32 32 .500 3.55 181 62 55 17 5 10 570.0 541 263 225 31 190 30 390 33 1 25 2412 98 1.282 8.5 0.5 3.0 6.2 2.05 98
1972 29 44 44 .500 3.45 217 93 57 25 9 11 787.2 738 346 302 49 254 38 527 40 1 33 3313 99 1.259 8.4 0.6 2.9 6.0 2.07 99
1973 30 63 54 .538 3.34 257 133 57 41 16 11 1081.0 995 458 401 69 349 48 682 50 1 43 4518 102 1.243 8.3 0.6 2.9 5.7 1.95 102
1974 31 82 65 .558 3.44 293 168 58 49 19 11 1293.1 1228 563 494 85 413 57 785 56 3 47 5417 100 1.269 8.5 0.6 2.9 5.5 1.90 100
1975 32 97 75 .564 3.53 326 200 58 54 19 11 1501.1 1450 663 589 107 489 69 864 65 4 55 6310 98 1.292 8.7 0.6 2.9 5.2 1.77 98
1976 33 109 85 .562 3.61 360 229 61 59 21 12 1678.1 1640 759 674 124 551 74 940 69 4 64 7072 96 1.305 8.8 0.7 3.0 5.0 1.71 96
1977 34 119 95 .556 3.76 396 252 69 62 23 12 1840.0 1835 864 768 140 607 83 1016 79 4 71 7796 93 1.327 9.0 0.7 3.0 5.0 1.67 93
1978 35 134 103 .565 3.77 426 282 69 72 27 12 2041.2 2053 959 855 156 672 85 1075 87 4 77 8653 94 1.335 9.0 0.7 3.0 4.7 1.60 94
1979 36 144 110 .567 3.74 461 301 80 74 27 15 2199.2 2216 1033 913 169 732 96 1134 94 4 83 9321 96 1.340 9.1 0.7 3.0 4.6 1.55 96
1980 37 145 113 .562 3.83 476 305 83 74 27 15 2231.1 2272 1069 949 176 750 97 1141 98 4 84 9487 94 1.354 9.2 0.7 3.0 4.6 1.52 94

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
1968 25 4 4 .500 2.79 71.0 67 25 22 0 37 46 2 1.465 8.5 4.7 5.8 1.24 0.0 50
1969 26 4 5 .444 4.88 83.0 101 50 45 13 32 71 5 1.602 11.0 3.5 7.7 2.22 1.4 52
1970 27 10 11 .476 4.50 188.0 194 104 94 10 64 134 10 1.372 9.3 3.1 6.4 2.09 0.5 46
1971 28 12 13 .480 4.11 228.0 229 115 104 10 76 139 18 1.338 9.0 3.0 5.5 1.83 0.4 33
1972 29 13 12 .520 3.75 228.0 234 106 95 21 76 143 8 1.360 9.2 3.0 5.6 1.88 0.8 36
1973 30 18 15 .545 3.53 293.0 283 128 115 22 105 155 11 1.324 8.7 3.2 4.8 1.48 0.7 40
1974 31 11 13 .458 4.42 212.0 254 116 104 17 70 103 7 1.528 10.8 3.0 4.4 1.47 0.7 36
1975 32 11 12 .478 4.24 208.0 239 109 98 24 82 79 10 1.543 10.3 3.5 3.4 0.96 1.0 33
1976 33 9 11 .450 4.88 177.0 206 107 96 18 67 76 4 1.542 10.5 3.4 3.9 1.13 0.9 34
1977 34 8 10 .444 5.28 162.0 199 106 95 16 57 76 10 1.580 11.1 3.2 4.2 1.33 0.9 36
1978 35 11 11 .500 3.92 202.0 228 98 88 17 68 59 8 1.465 10.2 3.0 2.6 0.87 0.8 30
1979 36 10 8 .556 3.51 159.0 162 69 62 13 60 59 7 1.396 9.2 3.4 3.3 0.98 0.7 35
1980 37 2 2 .500 8.72 32.0 55 34 31 7 18 7 4 2.281 15.5 5.1 2.0 0.39 2.0 15
13 Yrs 123 127 .492 4.21 2243.0 2451 1167 1049 188 812 1147 104 1.455 9.8 4.6 1.41 0.8 476



* - 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
1986 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 NL (23, 2%)
1974 NL (16, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 NL (4, 25%)
1974 NL (6, 7%)
0.32 Career Shares (144th)

Wins s c a p y
1973 NL  19 (2nd)
1974 NL  19 (3rd)
1975 NL  15 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1973 NL  .655 (4th)
1974 NL  .633 (8th)
1978 AL  .652 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1973 NL  293.3 (1st)

Games Started s c a p y
1973 NL  40 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1973 NL  16 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1972 NL  4 (6th)
1973 NL  7 (1st)
1974 NL  3 (8th)
1977 NL  2 (9th)
1978 AL  4 (5th)
Career  27 (145th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1972 NL  18 (10th)
1975 NL  22 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1973 NL  257 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 NL  0.480 (4th)
1971 NL  0.355 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1971 NL  16 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1973 NL  99 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1970 NL  11 (9th)
1973 NL  10 (5th)
Career  84 (169th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 NL  10 (2nd)
1971 NL  16 (1st)
1972 NL  7 (6th)
1973 NL  10 (3rd)
1974 NL  6 (9th)
1975 NL  9 (2nd)
1977 NL  10 (1st)
1978 AL  8 (4th)
1979 AL  7 (8th)
Career  98 (92nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1973 NL  1,205 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1970 NL  3.07 (4th)
1971 NL  2.85 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 NL  1.6 (10th)


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 - 5 (434), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 32 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (422), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (886th), 7.7 career WAR/11.8 7yr-peak WAR/9.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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