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Steve Blass

Stephen Robert Blass

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 18, 1942 in Canaan, CT
High School: Housatonic HS (Housatonic, CT)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 10, 1964 (Age 22.022)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1964-1974

Final Game: April 17, 1974 (Age 31.364)
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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
1964 22 PIT NL 5 8 .385 4.04 24 13 2 3 1 0 104.2 107 52 47 9 45 5 67 1 0 10 458 87 3.76 1.452 9.2 0.8 3.9 5.8 1.49
1966 24 PIT NL 11 7 .611 3.87 34 25 1 1 0 0 155.2 173 80 67 12 46 1 76 2 0 9 662 92 3.50 1.407 10.0 0.7 2.7 4.4 1.65
1967 25 PIT NL 6 8 .429 3.55 32 16 2 2 0 0 126.2 126 65 50 12 47 7 72 2 0 3 541 94 3.79 1.366 9.0 0.9 3.3 5.1 1.53
1968 26 PIT NL 18 6 .750 2.12 33 31 3 12 7 0 220.1 191 64 52 13 57 5 132 4 0 7 885 137 2.78 1.126 7.8 0.5 2.3 5.4 2.32 MVP-22
1969 27 PIT NL 16 10 .615 4.46 38 32 4 9 0 2 210.0 207 119 104 21 86 3 147 6 2 5 907 78 3.72 1.395 8.9 0.9 3.7 6.3 1.71
1970 28 PIT NL 10 12 .455 3.52 31 31 0 6 1 0 196.2 187 92 77 14 73 8 120 5 1 2 824 111 3.53 1.322 8.6 0.6 3.3 5.5 1.64
1971 29 PIT NL 15 8 .652 2.85 33 33 0 12 5 0 240.0 226 81 76 16 68 8 136 2 0 4 996 121 3.06 1.225 8.5 0.6 2.6 5.1 2.00
1972 ★ 30 PIT NL 19 8 .704 2.49 33 32 0 11 2 0 249.2 227 80 69 18 84 8 117 4 1 6 1024 135 3.46 1.246 8.2 0.6 3.0 4.2 1.39 AS,CYA-2,MVP-18
1973 31 PIT NL 3 9 .250 9.85 23 18 1 1 0 0 88.2 109 98 97 11 84 4 27 12 0 9 455 36 6.82 2.177 11.1 1.1 8.5 2.7 0.32
1974 32 PIT NL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 5 8 5 2 7 0 2 0 0 1 28 42 11.18 2.400 9.0 3.6 12.6 3.6 0.29
10 Yrs 103 76 .575 3.63 282 231 14 57 16 2 1597.1 1558 739 644 128 597 49 896 38 4 56 6780 95 3.61 1.349 8.8 0.7 3.4 5.0 1.50
162 Game Avg. 14 10 .575 3.63 37 31 2 8 2 0 212 207 98 85 17 79 6 119 5 1 7 899 95 3.61 1.349 8.8 0.7 3.4 5.0 1.50
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
1964 22 PIT NL 104.2 24 13 52 4.47 4.12 -0.14 0.01 99.7 4.25 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.1 0.6 7 .483 .497
1966 24 PIT NL 155.2 34 25 80 4.63 3.99 0.07 0.05 99.1 3.93 -14 -1.5 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 2 .457 .491
1967 25 PIT NL 126.2 32 16 65 4.62 3.86 -0.02 -0.00 99.8 3.87 -12 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 0 .458 .492
1968 26 PIT NL 220.1 33 31 64 2.61 3.32 0.35 0.05 97.4 2.94 5 0.7 .2 -0.1 2.5 24 .520 .504 MVP-22
1969 27 PIT NL 210.0 38 32 119 5.10 3.95 -0.01 0.05 97.2 3.90 -30 -3.1 2.2 -0.2 -1.4 -10 .417 .481
1970 28 PIT NL 196.2 31 31 92 4.21 4.49 0.20 0.07 97.3 4.24 -2 -0.2 -0.1 1.6 19 .494 .499
1971 29 PIT NL 240.0 33 33 81 3.04 3.75 0.09 0.06 101.3 3.76 17 2.0 -0.1 4.1 39 .562 .513
1972 ★ 30 PIT NL 249.2 33 32 80 2.88 3.76 0.11 0.06 97.2 3.60 16 2.0 .2 -0.2 4.0 39 .560 .512 AS,CYA-2,MVP-18
1973 31 PIT NL 88.2 23 18 98 9.95 4.03 -0.13 0.07 98.6 4.18 -57 -5.0 .2 0.2 -4.0 -50 .284 .469
1974 32 PIT NL 5.0 1 0 8 14.40 3.95 -0.08 -0.32 110.0 4.08 -6 -0.4 .1 0.2 -0.2 -5 .135 .498
10 Seasons 1597.1 282 231 739 4.16 3.88 0.09 0.05 98.5 3.78 -86 -7.2 1.1 -0.7 7.0 65 .474 .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
1971 29 PIT NL NLCS W SFG 0 1 .000 11.57 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 14 10 9 4 2 0 11 0 0 0 38 2.286 18.0 5.1 2.6 14.1 5.50
1971 ❍ 29 PIT NL WS W BAL 2 0 1.000 1.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 13 0 0 0 64 0.611 3.5 0.5 2.0 6.5 3.25
1972 30 PIT NL NLCS L CIN 1 0 1.000 1.72 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.2 12 3 3 2 6 0 5 0 0 0 65 1.149 6.9 1.1 3.4 2.9 0.83
2 Yrs (3 Series) 3 1 .750 3.10 6 6 0 2 0 0 40.2 33 15 14 7 12 0 29 0 0 0 167 1.107 7.3 1.5 2.7 6.4 2.42
2 NLCS 1 1 .500 4.76 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.2 26 13 12 6 8 0 16 0 0 0 103 1.500 10.3 2.4 3.2 6.4 2.00
1 WS 2 0 1.000 1.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 13 0 0 0 64 0.611 3.5 0.5 2.0 6.5 3.25

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
1972 PIT NL 30 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00

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
1964 22 PIT NL 24 458 403 52 107 17 2 9 5 3 45 67 .266 .339 .385 .724 .298 155 8 1 7 2 5 6
1966 24 PIT NL 34 662 609 80 173 27 10 12 6 4 46 76 .284 .336 .420 .756 .308 256 19 2 4 1 1 6
1967 25 PIT NL 23 32 541 483 65 126 14 6 12 4 5 47 72 .261 .328 .389 .717 .284 188 15 2 7 2 7 8
1968 26 PIT NL 69 33 885 815 64 191 21 4 13 5 5 57 132 .234 .287 .318 .605 .265 259 21 4 7 2 5 7
1969 27 PIT NL 51 38 907 801 119 207 33 13 21 4 4 86 147 .258 .333 .411 .744 .292 329 19 6 9 5 3 13
1970 28 PIT NL 31 824 736 92 187 29 7 14 1 3 73 120 .254 .324 .370 .694 .285 272 25 5 6 4 8 9
1971 29 PIT NL 33 996 906 81 226 22 1 16 4 7 68 136 .249 .302 .329 .631 .277 298 15 2 15 5 8 11
1972 30 PIT NL 33 1024 924 80 227 26 3 18 5 8 84 117 .246 .311 .339 .649 .264 313 32 4 10 2 8 11
1973 31 PIT NL 23 455 348 98 109 23 1 11 3 6 84 27 .313 .454 .480 .933 .308 167 5 12 3 8 4 2
1974 32 PIT NL 1 28 21 8 5 2 0 2 0 0 7 2 .238 .429 .619 1.048 .176 13 1 0 0 0 0 2
10 Yrs 143 282 6780 6046 739 1558 214 47 128 37 45 597 896 .258 .327 .372 .699 .283 2250 160 38 68 31 49 75
162 Game Avg. 19 37 899 801 98 207 28 6 17 5 6 79 119 .258 .327 .372 .699 .283 298 21 5 9 4 6 10
MLB Averages .249 .315 .368 .683 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1964 22 PIT NL -5.4 -0.6 478 -0.4 7.4 -7.9 .97 -1.1 0.7 -3.8 -0.4 0.98 -8.4 2 3 6
1966 24 PIT NL -6.8 -0.7 684 -0.3 12.9 -13.2 1.09 -1.0 0.7 -7.9 -0.8 0.92 -11.2 4 3 2
1967 25 PIT NL -6.4 -0.7 536 -1.5 8.2 -9.7 .95 -1.1 -0.4 -10.7 -1.1 0.96 -10.9 4 4 6
1968 26 PIT NL 17.7 2.1 832 2.9 12.6 -9.6 .85 1.8 1.6 20.8 2.5 0.92 18.3 0 0 1
1969 27 PIT NL -23.5 -2.4 924 -1.2 15.3 -16.5 .99 -2.0 0.8 -20.2 -2.1 0.95 -19.7 3 1 1
1970 28 PIT NL 5.8 0.6 838 0.5 16.4 -15.9 1.12 1.0 -0.6 9.1 0.9 0.92 10.8 0 0 0
1971 29 PIT NL 18.1 2.0 1019 1.6 18.5 -16.9 1.08 1.9 -0.4 23.5 2.7 0.95 21.7 0 0 0
1972 30 PIT NL 23.9 2.7 1055 2.5 18.4 -15.9 .99 2.1 0.5 26.0 3.0 0.93 18.8 0 0 1
1973 31 PIT NL -59.3 -5.4 474 -3.8 5.5 -9.3 .92 -3.9 -0.2 -53.9 -5.0 1.07 -44.8 0 0 5
1974 32 PIT NL -4.1 -0.4 29 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 -0.3 -1.1 -5.6 -0.5 1.20 -5.1 0 0 1
10 Yrs -40.3 -2.7 6869 0.3 115.3 -115.0 1.00 -2.7 2.9 -22.7 -0.8 0.95 -30.5 13 11 23

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
1964 22 PIT NL 24 13 4 7 2 0 2 5 8 .385 0 2 3 1 8 62% 49.2 83 23 12 6 2 8 3.6 2.9 6.1
1966 24 PIT NL 34 25 9 6 10 2 1 13 12 .520 1 5 1 0 12 48% 49.1 77 31 29 10 7 8 4.4 3.7 5.7
1967 25 PIT NL 32 16 5 7 4 1 2 6 10 .375 1 1 2 0 8 50% 48.4 76 25 20 5 2 6 4.1 4.0 5.7
1968 26 PIT NL 33 31 18 6 7 1 2 21 10 .677 0 4 12 7 22 71% 60.3 90 21 14 6 13 8 4.7 5.1 7.0
1969 27 PIT NL 38 32 15 10 7 5 2 19 13 .594 1 5 9 0 15 47% 48.8 82 24 35 15 9 14 5.8 5.8 6.3
1970 28 PIT NL 31 31 10 12 9 1 5 16 15 .516 1 4 6 1 18 58% 52.7 86 23 26 12 9 7 4.7 4.1 6.3
1971 29 PIT NL 33 33 15 8 10 2 5 23 10 .697 1 6 12 5 22 67% 57.3 86 30 23 9 1 8 5.1 4.2 7.3
1972 30 PIT NL 33 32 19 8 5 1 4 23 9 .719 1 3 11 2 25 78% 58.4 81 29 15 2 2 12 4.4 4.2 7.7
1973 31 PIT NL 23 18 3 9 6 3 0 6 12 .333 0 5 1 0 2 11% 34.9 57 20 29 13 1 9 4.9 4.2 4.3
9 Yrs 281 231 98 73 60 16 23 132 99 .571 6 35 57 16 132 57% 52 90 20 203 78 46 80 4.7 4.4 6.5
MLB Averages .500 56% 53 116 -3 4.0 3.9 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
1964 22 PIT NL 24 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 50% 7 .966 2 3 6 0 2 9 3 8 6 3 6 1 7.0
1966 24 PIT NL 34 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 5 36% 5 1.093 4 3 2 1 2 6 6 3 4 3 5 3 4.4
1967 25 PIT NL 32 16 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 6 38% 3 .954 4 4 6 0 4 10 7 7 10 3 9 4 6.6
1968 26 PIT NL 33 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .851 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 4.5
1969 27 PIT NL 38 6 4 1 0 2 2 0 100% 2 0 4 0 0% 9 .987 3 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 4.0
1972 30 PIT NL 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .988 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1973 31 PIT NL 23 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 6 .923 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 4 4 1 4 1 6.4
1974 32 PIT NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .019 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 15.0
8 Yrs 218 51 14 5 3 2 2 0 100% 2 0 44 15 34% .962 13 11 23 4 9 36 20 29 29 12 29 13 6.0

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%
1964 22 PIT NL 458 60% 2.0% 14.6% 9.8% 6.1% 26% 1.02 72% 87 8 9%
1966 24 PIT NL 662 56% 1.8% 11.5% 7.0% 7.4% 28% 1.25 79% 123 19 15%
1967 25 PIT NL 541 62% 2.2% 13.3% 8.7% 5.9% 25% 1.53 74% 110 15 14%
1968 26 PIT NL 885 58% 1.5% 14.9% 6.4% 4.3% 20% 1.31 76% 142 21 15%
1969 27 PIT NL 907 55% 2.3% 16.2% 9.5% 7.4% 32% 1.06 70% 172 19 11%
1970 28 PIT NL 824 53% 1.7% 14.6% 8.9% 6.1% 27% 1.27 74% 158 25 16%
1971 29 PIT NL 996 51% 1.6% 13.7% 6.8% 3.9% 17% 0.90 76% 212 15 7%
1972 30 PIT NL 1024 51% 1.8% 11.4% 8.2% 4.6% 21% 1.12 77% 190 32 17%
1973 31 PIT NL 455 52% 2.4% 5.9% 18.5% 7.7% 32% 0.93 70% 121 5 4%
1974 32 PIT NL 28 64% 7.1% 7.1% 25.0% 14.3% 80% 0.86 61% 7 1 14%
10 Yrs 6780 55% 1.9% 13.2% 8.8% 5.7% 25% 1.14 75% 1322 160 12%
MLB Averages 46% 2.0% 14.9% 8.4% 6.0% 27% 1.11 73% 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
1964 22 PIT NL 458 107 9 0 8 6 3 2 7 19 11 1 58% 6 10 1 189 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1966 24 PIT NL 662 173 12 0 8 6 6 4 8 31 15 3 48% 6 9 1 244 6 4 60% 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1967 25 PIT NL 518 126 12 0 17 7 5 5 7 28 14 4 50% 8 3 2 190 4 5 44% 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 23
1968 26 PIT NL 816 191 13 1 9 7 6 6 7 19 8 2 42% 7 7 1 282 5 5 50% 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 69
1969 27 PIT NL 856 207 21 1 15 14 7 4 17 47 25 11 53% 13 5 0 332 4 4 50% 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 51
1970 28 PIT NL 824 187 14 0 15 10 4 6 8 40 20 6 50% 9 2 2 290 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
1971 29 PIT NL 996 226 16 0 18 7 9 8 8 36 17 7 47% 11 4 3 385 4 7 36% 4 7 0 0 0 0 6 2 17 0
1972 30 PIT NL 1024 227 18 1 18 6 12 6 12 32 14 2 44% 11 6 1 367 5 8 38% 4 8 1 0 0 0 6 0 11 0
1973 31 PIT NL 455 109 11 0 17 9 2 4 7 41 31 2 76% 2 9 0 192 3 6 33% 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 20 0
1974 32 PIT NL 28 5 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 5 3 0 60% 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 Yrs 6637 1558 128 3 128 74 54 45 83 298 158 38 53% 75 56 11 2478 37 45 45% 34 44 3 0 0 0 19 2 123 143
MLB Averages 49% 63%

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+
1964 22 5 8 .385 4.04 24 13 2 3 1 0 104.2 107 52 47 9 45 5 67 1 0 10 458 87 1.452 9.2 0.8 3.9 5.8 1.49 87
1965 23 5 8 .385 4.04 24 13 2 3 1 0 104.2 107 52 47 9 45 5 67 1 0 10 458 87 1.452 9.2 0.8 3.9 5.8 1.49 87
1966 24 16 15 .516 3.94 58 38 3 4 1 0 260.1 280 132 114 21 91 6 143 3 0 19 1120 90 1.425 9.7 0.7 3.1 4.9 1.57 90
1967 25 22 23 .489 3.81 90 54 5 6 1 0 387.0 406 197 164 33 138 13 215 5 0 22 1661 91 1.406 9.4 0.8 3.2 5.0 1.56 91
1968 26 40 29 .580 3.20 123 85 8 18 8 0 607.1 597 261 216 46 195 18 347 9 0 29 2546 102 1.304 8.8 0.7 2.9 5.1 1.78 102
1969 27 56 39 .589 3.52 161 117 12 27 8 2 817.1 804 380 320 67 281 21 494 15 2 34 3453 95 1.327 8.9 0.7 3.1 5.4 1.76 95
1970 28 66 51 .564 3.52 192 148 12 33 9 2 1014.0 991 472 397 81 354 29 614 20 3 36 4277 98 1.326 8.8 0.7 3.1 5.4 1.73 98
1971 29 81 59 .579 3.39 225 181 12 45 14 2 1254.0 1217 553 473 97 422 37 750 22 3 40 5273 101 1.307 8.7 0.7 3.0 5.4 1.78 101
1972 30 100 67 .599 3.24 258 213 12 56 16 2 1503.2 1444 633 542 115 506 45 867 26 4 46 6297 106 1.297 8.6 0.7 3.0 5.2 1.71 106
1973 31 103 76 .575 3.61 281 231 13 57 16 2 1592.1 1553 731 639 126 590 49 894 38 4 55 6752 95 1.346 8.8 0.7 3.3 5.1 1.52 95
1974 32 103 76 .575 3.63 282 231 14 57 16 2 1597.1 1558 739 644 128 597 49 896 38 4 56 6780 95 1.349 8.8 0.7 3.4 5.0 1.50 95

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
1964 22 6 6 .500 4.37 105.0 115 57 51 10 48 67 1 1.552 9.9 4.1 5.7 1.40 0.9 24
1966 24 8 9 .471 4.50 156.0 186 87 78 13 49 76 2 1.506 10.7 2.8 4.4 1.55 0.8 34
1967 25 6 8 .429 4.82 127.0 140 75 68 13 52 72 2 1.512 9.9 3.7 5.1 1.38 0.9 32
1968 26 14 10 .583 3.12 219.0 229 85 76 16 68 131 5 1.356 9.4 2.8 5.4 1.93 0.7 33
1969 27 10 13 .435 5.19 210.0 226 134 121 23 94 147 7 1.524 9.7 4.0 6.3 1.56 1.0 38
1970 28 11 11 .500 3.88 197.0 193 94 85 14 75 120 5 1.360 8.8 3.4 5.5 1.60 0.6 31
1971 29 16 11 .593 3.11 240.0 247 92 83 17 74 136 2 1.338 9.3 2.8 5.1 1.84 0.6 33
1972 30 17 12 .586 3.03 261.0 266 98 88 21 98 122 5 1.395 9.2 3.4 4.2 1.24 0.7 33
1973 31 3 7 .300 9.91 89.0 119 109 98 12 92 27 13 2.371 12.0 9.3 2.7 0.29 1.2 23
1974 32 0 1 .000 16.20 5.0 5 10 9 2 7 2 0 2.400 9.0 12.6 3.6 0.29 3.6 1
10 Yrs 91 88 .508 4.23 1609.0 1726 841 757 141 657 900 42 1.481 9.7 5.0 1.37 0.8 282



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (22, 1%)
1972 NL (18, 3%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 NL (2, 28%)
0.29 Career Shares (146th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1968 September NL Player of the Month

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1968 NL  2.12 (5th)
1972 NL  2.49 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1968 NL  18 (7th)
1972 NL  19 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1966 NL  .611 (9th)
1968 NL  .750 (1st)
1971 NL  .652 (7th)
1972 NL  .704 (4th)
Career  .575 (207th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1968 NL  7 (3rd)
1971 NL  5 (1st)

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

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1972 NL  84 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1972 NL  227 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 NL  0.641 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1969 NL  104 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1964 NL  10 (8th)
1966 NL  9 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1973 NL  12 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1968 NL  137 (6th)
1972 NL  135 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1968 NL  18 (8th)
1971 NL  18 (8th)
1972 NL  24 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1968 NL  2.1 (8th)
1971 NL  2.0 (8th)
1972 NL  2.7 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1968 NL  20.82 (7th)
1971 NL  23.52 (7th)
1972 NL  26.05 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1968 NL  2.9 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1968 NL  1.8 (9th)
1971 NL  1.9 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1968 NL  2.5 (7th)
1971 NL  2.7 (7th)
1972 NL  3.0 (6th)

             

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 - 4 (476), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (803), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (421), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (639), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (884th), 7.6 career WAR/12.0 7yr-peak WAR/9.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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