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Buddy Black

Harry Ralston Black

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 30, 1957 in San Mateo, CA
High School: Mark Morris HS (Longview, WA)
Schools: Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1981 (Age 24.067)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Indians/Giants/BlueJays/Mariners 1981-1995
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: July 9, 1995 (Age 38.009)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 24, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #467. Mike McCormick… #468. Vean Gregg… #469. Bob Stanley… #470. BUDDY BLACK… #471. Juan Pizarro… #472. Jim Tobin… #473. Dock Ellis… 

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
1981 24 SEA AL 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 7 11.60 5.000 18.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
1982 25 KCR AL 4 6 .400 4.58 22 14 2 0 0 0 88.1 92 48 45 10 34 6 40 3 7 4 386 89 4.54 1.426 9.4 1.0 3.5 4.1 1.18
1983 26 KCR AL 10 7 .588 3.79 24 24 0 3 0 0 161.1 159 75 68 19 43 1 58 2 0 4 672 108 4.40 1.252 8.9 1.1 2.4 3.2 1.35
1984 27 KCR AL 17 12 .586 3.12 35 35 0 8 1 0 257.0 226 99 89 22 64 2 140 4 2 2 1045 128 3.59 1.128 7.9 0.8 2.2 4.9 2.19
1985 28 KCR AL 10 15 .400 4.33 33 33 0 5 2 0 205.2 216 111 99 17 59 4 122 8 1 9 885 95 3.55 1.337 9.5 0.7 2.6 5.3 2.07
1986 29 KCR AL 5 10 .333 3.20 56 4 26 0 0 9 121.0 100 49 43 14 43 5 68 7 2 2 503 133 4.39 1.182 7.4 1.0 3.2 5.1 1.58
1987 30 KCR AL 8 6 .571 3.60 29 18 4 0 0 1 122.1 126 63 49 16 35 2 61 5 0 6 520 127 4.55 1.316 9.3 1.2 2.6 4.5 1.74
1988 31 TOT AL 4 4 .500 5.00 33 7 9 0 0 1 81.0 82 47 45 8 34 3 63 4 6 5 358 82 3.90 1.432 9.1 0.9 3.8 7.0 1.85
1988 31 KCR AL 2 1 .667 4.91 17 0 5 0 0 0 22.0 23 12 12 2 11 2 19 0 2 0 98 83 3.72 1.545 9.4 0.8 4.5 7.8 1.73
1988 31 CLE AL 2 3 .400 5.03 16 7 4 0 0 1 59.0 59 35 33 6 23 1 44 4 4 5 260 82 3.97 1.390 9.0 0.9 3.5 6.7 1.91
1989 32 CLE AL 12 11 .522 3.36 33 32 0 6 3 0 222.1 213 95 83 14 52 0 88 1 5 13 912 118 3.51 1.192 8.6 0.6 2.1 3.6 1.69
1990 33 TOT AL 13 11 .542 3.57 32 31 1 5 2 0 206.2 181 86 82 19 61 1 106 5 1 6 857 111 3.94 1.171 7.9 0.8 2.7 4.6 1.74
1990 33 CLE AL 11 10 .524 3.53 29 29 0 5 2 0 191.0 171 79 75 17 58 1 103 4 1 6 796 111 3.86 1.199 8.1 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.78
1990 33 TOR AL 2 1 .667 4.02 3 2 1 0 0 0 15.2 10 7 7 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 61 105 4.85 0.830 5.7 1.1 1.7 1.7 1.00
1991 34 SFG NL 12 16 .429 3.99 34 34 0 3 3 0 214.1 201 104 95 25 71 8 104 4 6 6 893 90 4.45 1.269 8.4 1.0 3.0 4.4 1.46
1992 35 SFG NL 10 12 .455 3.97 28 28 0 2 1 0 177.0 178 88 78 23 59 11 82 1 7 3 749 84 4.56 1.339 9.1 1.2 3.0 4.2 1.39
1993 36 SFG NL 8 2 .800 3.56 16 16 0 0 0 0 93.2 89 44 37 13 33 2 45 2 4 0 394 110 4.95 1.302 8.6 1.2 3.2 4.3 1.36
1994 37 SFG NL 4 2 .667 4.47 10 10 0 0 0 0 54.1 50 31 27 9 16 1 28 3 1 3 227 89 5.30 1.215 8.3 1.5 2.7 4.6 1.75
1995 38 CLE AL 4 2 .667 6.85 11 10 0 0 0 0 47.1 63 42 36 8 16 2 34 0 1 1 219 69 4.88 1.669 12.0 1.5 3.0 6.5 2.13
15 Yrs 121 116 .511 3.84 398 296 42 32 12 11 2053.1 1978 982 876 217 623 49 1039 49 43 65 8627 104 4.15 1.267 8.7 1.0 2.7 4.6 1.67
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .511 3.84 39 29 4 3 1 1 201 194 96 86 21 61 5 102 5 4 6 845 104 4.15 1.267 8.7 1.0 2.7 4.6 1.67
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
KCR (7 yrs) 56 57 .496 3.73 216 128 37 16 3 10 977.2 942 457 405 100 289 22 508 29 14 27 4109 111 4.02 1.259 8.7 0.9 2.7 4.7 1.76
SFG (4 yrs) 34 32 .515 3.95 88 88 0 5 4 0 539.1 518 267 237 70 179 22 259 10 18 12 2263 91 4.66 1.292 8.6 1.2 3.0 4.3 1.45
CLE (4 yrs) 29 26 .527 3.93 89 78 4 11 5 1 519.2 506 251 227 45 149 4 269 9 11 25 2187 103 3.81 1.260 8.8 0.8 2.6 4.7 1.81
SEA (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 7 11.60 5.000 18.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
TOR (1 yr) 2 1 .667 4.02 3 2 1 0 0 0 15.2 10 7 7 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 61 105 4.85 0.830 5.7 1.1 1.7 1.7 1.00
AL (11 yrs) 87 84 .509 3.80 310 208 42 27 8 11 1514.0 1460 715 639 147 444 27 780 39 25 53 6364 108 3.96 1.258 8.7 0.9 2.6 4.6 1.76
NL (4 yrs) 34 32 .515 3.95 88 88 0 5 4 0 539.1 518 267 237 70 179 22 259 10 18 12 2263 91 4.66 1.292 8.6 1.2 3.0 4.3 1.45
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
1981 24 SEA AL 1.0 2 0 0 0.00 5.80 -0.17 -0.46 112.0 6.17 1 0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .539 .500
1982 25 KCR AL 88.1 22 14 48 4.89 4.39 0.23 0.06 99.7 4.21 -6 -0.6 .4 -0.0 0.2 2 .471 .496
1983 26 KCR AL 161.1 24 24 75 4.18 4.43 -0.15 0.14 99.7 4.71 9 1.0 -0.1 2.4 25 .540 .506
1984 27 KCR AL 257.0 35 35 99 3.47 4.41 0.37 0.14 100.6 4.21 22 2.4 -0.1 4.6 45 .568 .515
1985 28 KCR AL 205.2 33 33 111 4.86 4.61 -0.02 0.16 99.6 4.78 -2 -0.2 -0.1 1.6 18 .494 .499 $465,000
1986 29 KCR AL 121.0 56 4 49 3.64 4.73 0.07 -0.29 100.8 4.40 10 1.0 1.4 -0.0 2.2 22 .518 .506 $645,000
1987 30 KCR AL 122.1 29 18 63 4.63 5.05 -0.07 0.07 102.6 5.33 9 0.9 1.4 -0.1 2.0 22 .531 .506 $600,000
1988 31 KCR AL 22.0 17 0 12 4.91 4.65 -0.11 -0.37 101.2 4.43 -1 -0.1 1.4 -0.1 0.0 1 .492 .499 $635,000
1988 31 CLE AL 59.0 16 7 35 5.34 4.40 -0.26 -0.04 104.7 4.84 -3 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.1 2 .477 .498
1989 32 CLE AL 222.1 33 32 95 3.85 4.35 -0.01 0.14 102.7 4.61 18 2.0 .6 -0.2 4.0 40 .561 .512 $600,000
1990 33 CLE AL 191.0 29 29 79 3.72 4.28 0.10 0.15 100.2 4.34 14 1.5 -0.1 3.3 31 .553 .510 $775,000
1990 33 TOR AL 15.2 3 2 7 4.02 4.34 0.18 0.09 98.6 4.19 0 0.0 2.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .513 .500
1991 34 SFG NL 214.1 34 34 104 4.37 4.19 0.10 0.15 98.1 4.17 -6 -0.7 -0.1 1.1 12 .479 .496 $1,750,000
1992 35 SFG NL 177.0 28 28 88 4.47 3.90 0.05 0.14 93.1 3.71 -16 -1.7 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .438 .489 $2,750,000
1993 36 SFG NL 93.2 16 16 44 4.23 4.42 0.24 0.16 98.1 4.25 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.6 8 .490 .499 $2,250,000
1994 37 SFG NL 54.1 10 10 31 5.13 4.75 0.32 0.17 94.0 4.33 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .449 .497 $3,250,000
1995 38 CLE AL 47.1 11 10 42 7.99 4.98 -0.05 0.17 100.1 5.21 -14 -1.2 .5 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .387 .492 $350,000
15 Seasons 2053.1 398 296 982 4.30 4.43 0.08 0.10 99.6 4.44 26 3.3 1.3 -1.2 21.1 218 .508 .503 $14,070,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
KCR (7 yrs) 977.2 216 128 457 4.21 4.58 0.09 0.06 100.5 4.58 40 4.3 1.3 -0.5 13.0 133 .520 .505 $2,345,000
SFG (4 yrs) 539.1 88 88 267 4.46 4.19 0.13 0.15 96.1 4.05 -29 -3.1 -0.3 1.1 18 .465 .494 $10,000,000
CLE (4 yrs) 519.2 89 78 251 4.35 4.38 -0.00 0.13 101.8 4.59 14 2.0 1.0 -0.4 6.7 64 .522 .506 $1,725,000
SEA (1 yr) 1.0 2 0 0 0.00 5.80 -0.17 -0.46 112.0 6.17 1 0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .539 .500
TOR (1 yr) 15.2 3 2 7 4.02 4.34 0.18 0.09 98.6 4.19 0 0.0 2.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .513 .500

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
1984 27 KCR AL ALCS L DET 0 1 .000 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 23 1.600 12.6 3.6 1.8 5.4 3.00
1985 28 KCR AL ALCS W TOR 0 0 1.69 3 1 0 0 0 0 10.2 11 3 2 0 4 0 8 1 0 2 47 1.406 9.3 0.0 3.4 6.8 2.00
1985 ❍ 28 KCR AL WS W STL 0 1 .000 5.06 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.1 4 3 3 2 5 2 4 0 0 0 23 1.688 6.8 3.4 8.4 6.8 0.80
2 Yrs (3 Series) 0 2 .000 3.86 6 3 1 0 0 0 21.0 22 10 9 4 10 2 15 1 0 2 93 1.524 9.4 1.7 4.3 6.4 1.50
2 ALCS 0 1 .000 3.45 4 2 0 0 0 0 15.2 18 7 6 2 5 0 11 1 0 2 70 1.468 10.3 1.1 2.9 6.3 2.20
1 WS 0 1 .000 5.06 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.1 4 3 3 2 5 2 4 0 0 0 23 1.688 6.8 3.4 8.4 6.8 0.80

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
1981 24 SEA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1982 25 KCR AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 26 KCR AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 27 KCR AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 28 KCR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 29 KCR AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 30 KCR AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 31 TOT AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 31 KCR AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 31 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 32 CLE AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 33 TOT AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 33 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 33 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1991 34 SFG NL 35 80 71 3 13 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 20 .183 .183 .225 .408 17 16 0 0 9 0 0 1
1992 35 SFG NL 28 66 54 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 16 .056 .089 .074 .163 -52 4 0 0 10 0 0 1
1993 36 SFG NL 16 42 37 2 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 .243 .282 .243 .525 45 9 1 0 3 0 0 1
1994 37 SFG NL 10 22 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .059 .059 .059 .118 -68 1 0 0 5 0 0 1
1995 38 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 400 210 179 6 26 4 0 0 12 0 0 4 49 .145 .164 .168 .332 -6 30 1 0 27 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 85 72 2 11 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 20 .145 .164 .168 .332 -6 12 0 0 11 0 0
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
KCR (7 yrs) 217 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SFG (4 yrs) 89 210 179 6 26 4 0 0 12 0 0 4 49 .145 .164 .168 .332 -6 30 1 0 27 0 0
CLE (4 yrs) 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 311 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 89 210 179 6 26 4 0 0 12 0 0 4 49 .145 .164 .168 .332 -6 30 1 0 27 0 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
1981 24 SEA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1982 25 KCR AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1983 26 KCR AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 27 KCR AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 28 KCR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $465,000 1
1986 29 KCR AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $645,000 1
1987 30 KCR AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 1
1988 31 KCR AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $635,000 1
1988 31 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1989 32 CLE AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 1
1990 33 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $775,000 1
1990 33 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1991 34 SFG NL 35 80 -8 -0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,750,000 1
1992 35 SFG NL 28 66 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $2,750,000 1
1993 36 SFG NL 16 42 -3 -0 -0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $2,250,000 1
1994 37 SFG NL 10 22 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,250,000 1
1995 38 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $350,000 1
15 Seasons 400 210 -28 0 -0 0 28 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.3 1 $14,070,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
KCR (7 yrs) 217 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $2,345,000
SFG (4 yrs) 89 210 -28 -0 -0 0 27 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.3 0.1 -2 $10,000,000
CLE (4 yrs) 89 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $1,725,000
SEA (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
TOR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1984 27 KCR AL ALCS DET L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 28 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 ❍ 28 KCR AL WS STL W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1981 SEA AL 24 P 2 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 0.50 .960 1.80 2.00 0 1 100% 38% 1
1982 KCR AL 25 P 22 14 0 88.1 19 6 12 1 1 .947 1.83 0.82 .958 1.80 1.80 7 1 13% 36% 0
1983 KCR AL 26 P 24 24 3 161.1 40 7 32 1 5 .975 2.18 1.63 .958 1.80 1.78 7 6 46% 33% 4
1984 KCR AL 27 P 35 35 8 257.0 66 13 51 2 2 .970 2.24 1.83 .958 1.79 1.78 11 14 56% 36% 8
1985 KCR AL 28 P 33 33 5 205.2 40 6 30 4 0 .900 1.58 1.09 .953 1.86 1.84 13 6 32% 33% 1
1986 KCR AL 29 P 56 4 0 121.0 24 3 21 0 1 1.000 1.79 0.43 .957 1.83 1.81 6 6 50% 34% 1
1987 KCR AL 30 P 29 18 0 122.1 23 4 19 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.79 .955 1.84 1.82 16 4 20% 31% 2
1988 TOT AL 31 P 33 7 0 81.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.89 0.52 .961 1.79 1.77 3 2 40% 31% 1
1988 KCR AL 31 P 17 0 0 22.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.41 0.06 .960 1.80 1.77 0 0 0
1988 CLE AL 31 P 16 7 0 59.0 16 5 11 0 0 1.000 2.44 1.00 .961 1.78 1.77 3 2 40% 31% 1
1989 CLE AL 32 P 33 32 6 222.1 48 13 33 2 3 .958 1.86 1.39 .960 1.87 1.85 15 8 35% 31% 5
1990 TOT AL 33 P 32 31 5 206.2 41 7 33 1 2 .976 1.74 1.25 .953 1.78 1.76 12 8 40% 34% 4
1990 CLE AL 33 P 29 29 5 191.0 35 7 27 1 2 .971 1.60 1.17 .953 1.78 1.76 11 7 39% 34% 3
1990 TOR AL 33 P 3 2 0 15.2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 3.45 2.00 .953 1.78 1.77 1 1 50% 34% 1
1991 SFG NL 34 P 34 34 3 214.1 52 14 38 0 4 1.000 2.18 1.53 .955 1.86 1.85 14 11 44% 33% 1
1992 SFG NL 35 P 28 28 2 177.0 42 5 37 0 4 1.000 2.14 1.50 .954 1.94 1.94 7 14 67% 32% 2
1993 SFG NL 36 P 16 16 0 93.2 27 3 22 2 2 .926 2.40 1.56 .953 1.84 1.83 9 8 47% 31% 0
1994 SFG NL 37 P 10 10 0 54.1 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 1.66 1.00 .958 1.86 1.85 4 3 43% 32% 3
1995 CLE AL 38 P 11 10 0 47.1 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.73 .960 1.79 1.77 5 2 29% 31% 2
15 Seasons P 398 296 32 2053.1 458 89 356 13 25 .972 1.95 1.12 .956 1.84 1.82 129 94 42% 33% 35
15 Seasons TOT 398 296 32 2053.1 458 89 356 13 25 .972 1.95 1.12 .956 1.84 1.82 129 94 42% 33% 35
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Sep 23rd AL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1984 AL  4.6 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1984 AL  3.12 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1984 AL  17 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1984 AL  1.128 (1st)
1989 AL  1.192 (10th)
1990 AL  1.171 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1984 AL  7.914 (9th)
1990 AL  7.882 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1989 AL  2.105 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1984 AL  257.0 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1984 AL  35 (4th)
1991 NL  34 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1985 AL  2 (9th)
1989 AL  3 (4th)
1990 AL  2 (6th)
1991 NL  3 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1991 NL  25 (2nd)
1992 NL  23 (1st)
Career  217 (182nd)

Losses s c a p y
1985 AL  15 (7th)
1991 NL  16 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1991 NL  95 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1989 AL  13 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1985 AL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1984 AL  1,045 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1984 AL  128 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1985 AL  3.55 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1984 AL  25 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1984 AL  2.7 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1984 AL  29.90 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.5 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.8 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.2 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1992 NL  10 (10th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1984 AL  51 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1984 AL  1.83 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1991 NL  1.000 (1st)
1992 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1994 NL  born 1957-06-30 (9th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 23 (999), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1349), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (771), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (461st), 21.1 career WAR/20.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.8 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
1985 28 Kansas City Royals $465,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 29 Kansas City Royals $645,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 Kansas City Royals $600,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Kansas City Royals $635,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 32 Cleveland Indians $600,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 33 Cleveland Indians $775,000 ? USA Today
1991 34 San Francisco Giants $1,750,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 35 San Francisco Giants $2,750,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 36 San Francisco Giants $2,250,000 ? USA Today
1994 37 San Francisco Giants $3,250,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
1995 38 Cleveland Indians $350,000 ? 7/7/95 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,070,000
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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