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Vida Rochelle Blue

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, LA
High School: De Soto HS (Mansfield, LA)
School: Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1969 (Age 19.357)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Giants/Royals 1969-1986

Final Game: October 2, 1986 (Age 37.066)
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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
1969 19 OAK AL 1 1 .500 6.64 12 4 1 0 0 1 42.0 49 34 31 13 18 1 24 0 0 1 191 52 6.68 1.595 10.5 2.8 3.9 5.1 1.33
1970 20 OAK AL 2 0 1.000 2.09 6 6 0 2 2 0 38.2 20 12 9 0 12 0 35 1 0 0 147 171 1.84 0.828 4.7 0.0 2.8 8.1 2.92
1971 ★ 21 OAK AL 24 8 .750 1.82 39 39 0 24 8 0 312.0 209 73 63 19 88 3 301 4 1 10 1207 183 2.20 0.952 6.0 0.5 2.5 8.7 3.42 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1972 22 OAK AL 6 10 .375 2.80 25 23 0 5 4 0 151.0 117 55 47 11 48 3 111 1 0 2 606 102 2.85 1.093 7.0 0.7 2.9 6.6 2.31
1973 23 OAK AL 20 9 .690 3.28 37 37 0 13 4 0 263.2 214 108 96 26 105 2 158 4 2 15 1083 109 3.89 1.210 7.3 0.9 3.6 5.4 1.50 CYA-7,MVP-29
1974 24 OAK AL 17 15 .531 3.25 40 40 0 12 1 0 282.1 246 118 102 17 98 7 174 1 0 9 1159 103 3.18 1.218 7.8 0.5 3.1 5.5 1.78
1975 ★ 25 OAK AL 22 11 .667 3.01 39 38 1 13 2 1 278.0 243 103 93 21 99 4 189 5 2 4 1153 121 3.33 1.230 7.9 0.7 3.2 6.1 1.91 AS,CYA-6
1976 26 OAK AL 18 13 .581 2.35 37 37 0 20 6 0 298.1 268 90 78 9 63 3 166 1 1 5 1205 142 2.55 1.109 8.1 0.3 1.9 5.0 2.63 CYA-6,MVP-20
1977 ★ 27 OAK AL 14 19 .424 3.83 38 38 0 16 1 0 279.2 284 138 119 23 86 5 157 1 0 11 1184 104 3.62 1.323 9.1 0.7 2.8 5.1 1.83 AS
1978 ★ 28 SFG NL 18 10 .643 2.79 35 35 0 9 4 0 258.0 233 87 80 12 70 4 171 0 0 5 1042 123 2.68 1.174 8.1 0.4 2.4 6.0 2.44 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1979 29 SFG NL 14 14 .500 5.01 34 34 0 10 0 0 237.0 246 143 132 23 111 11 138 1 0 8 1041 70 4.25 1.506 9.3 0.9 4.2 5.2 1.24
1980 ★ 30 SFG NL 14 10 .583 2.97 31 31 0 10 3 0 224.0 202 79 74 14 61 8 129 0 2 3 914 119 3.23 1.174 8.1 0.6 2.5 5.2 2.11 AS
1981 ★ 31 SFG NL 8 6 .571 2.45 18 18 0 1 0 0 124.2 97 40 34 7 54 3 63 1 0 7 513 140 3.64 1.211 7.0 0.5 3.9 4.5 1.17 AS
1982 32 KCR AL 13 12 .520 3.78 31 31 0 6 2 0 181.0 163 80 76 20 80 3 103 0 0 4 773 108 4.34 1.343 8.1 1.0 4.0 5.1 1.29
1983 33 KCR AL 0 5 .000 6.01 19 14 4 1 0 0 85.1 96 62 57 12 35 0 53 2 2 6 382 68 4.64 1.535 10.1 1.3 3.7 5.6 1.51
1985 35 SFG NL 8 8 .500 4.47 33 20 5 1 0 0 131.0 115 70 65 17 80 1 103 1 2 8 574 78 4.65 1.489 7.9 1.2 5.5 7.1 1.29
1986 36 SFG NL 10 10 .500 3.27 28 28 0 0 0 0 156.2 137 65 57 19 77 3 100 0 1 5 663 108 4.55 1.366 7.9 1.1 4.4 5.7 1.30
17 Yrs 209 161 .565 3.27 502 473 11 143 37 2 3343.1 2939 1357 1213 263 1185 61 2175 23 13 103 13837 108 3.43 1.233 7.9 0.7 3.2 5.9 1.84
162 Game Avg. 15 11 .565 3.27 35 33 1 10 3 0 233 205 95 85 18 83 4 152 2 1 7 965 108 3.43 1.233 7.9 0.7 3.2 5.9 1.84
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
OAK (9 yrs) 124 86 .590 2.95 273 262 2 105 28 2 1945.2 1650 731 638 139 617 28 1315 18 6 57 7935 118 3.13 1.165 7.6 0.6 2.9 6.1 2.13
SFG (6 yrs) 72 58 .554 3.52 179 166 5 31 7 0 1131.1 1030 484 442 92 453 30 704 3 5 36 4747 99 3.71 1.311 8.2 0.7 3.6 5.6 1.55
KCR (2 yrs) 13 17 .433 4.49 50 45 4 7 2 0 266.1 259 142 133 32 115 3 156 2 2 10 1155 91 4.44 1.404 8.8 1.1 3.9 5.3 1.36
AL (11 yrs) 137 103 .571 3.14 323 307 6 112 30 2 2212.0 1909 873 771 171 732 31 1471 20 8 67 9090 113 3.29 1.194 7.8 0.7 3.0 6.0 2.01
NL (6 yrs) 72 58 .554 3.52 179 166 5 31 7 0 1131.1 1030 484 442 92 453 30 704 3 5 36 4747 99 3.71 1.311 8.2 0.7 3.6 5.6 1.55
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
1969 19 OAK AL 42.0 12 4 34 7.29 3.98 0.26 -0.02 93.8 3.47 -18 -1.7 1.4 -0.2 -1.5 -14 .358 .489 $4,200
1970 20 OAK AL 38.2 6 6 12 2.79 3.99 0.21 0.07 96.4 3.71 4 0.5 -0.0 0.8 7 .582 .503
1971 ★ 21 OAK AL 312.0 39 39 73 2.11 3.82 0.24 0.06 97.1 3.53 49 6.3 -0.1 9.0 75 .661 .539 $14,750 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1972 22 OAK AL 151.0 25 23 55 3.28 3.35 0.31 0.05 93.5 2.88 -6 -0.7 1.5 -0.1 0.7 5 .472 .496 $63,000
1973 23 OAK AL 263.2 37 37 108 3.69 4.19 0.49 0.13 95.5 3.65 -4 -0.4 -0.2 2.0 24 .490 .498 $51,000 CYA-7,MVP-29
1974 24 OAK AL 282.1 40 40 118 3.76 4.05 0.23 0.12 91.8 3.62 -4 -0.5 -0.1 2.1 21 .488 .497
1975 ★ 25 OAK AL 278.0 39 38 103 3.33 4.23 0.25 0.13 95.6 3.93 18 2.1 4.9 -0.1 4.7 45 .553 .513 $80,000 AS,CYA-6
1976 26 OAK AL 298.1 37 37 90 2.72 3.94 -0.08 0.12 94.0 3.89 40 5.0 -0.2 7.7 65 .634 .531 $135,000 CYA-6,MVP-20
1977 ★ 27 OAK AL 279.2 38 38 138 4.44 4.61 -0.13 0.15 97.7 4.78 9 1.0 -0.1 3.6 38 .526 .506 $145,000 AS
1978 ★ 28 SFG NL 258.0 35 35 87 3.03 3.97 -0.18 0.12 97.7 4.17 30 3.6 -0.1 5.8 53 .604 .522 $205,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1979 29 SFG NL 237.0 34 34 143 5.43 4.18 -0.44 0.14 92.9 4.42 -29 -2.9 -0.1 -0.9 -7 .414 .482
1980 ★ 30 SFG NL 224.0 31 31 79 3.17 4.02 -0.22 0.14 96.3 4.21 25 3.0 -0.1 5.0 45 .598 .519 AS
1981 ★ 31 SFG NL 124.2 18 18 40 2.89 3.86 -0.19 0.14 97.1 4.07 15 1.8 -0.1 2.9 26 .601 .511 AS
1982 32 KCR AL 181.0 31 31 80 3.98 4.52 0.21 0.15 99.5 4.44 10 1.1 -0.1 2.7 26 .535 .507
1983 33 KCR AL 85.1 19 14 62 6.54 4.62 -0.15 0.06 101.3 4.90 -16 -1.5 .6 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .419 .491
1985 35 SFG NL 131.0 33 20 70 4.81 4.09 -0.24 0.08 96.1 4.24 -9 -1.0 .8 -0.1 0.1 3 .469 .494 $250,000
1986 36 SFG NL 156.2 28 28 65 3.73 4.09 0.39 0.14 95.2 3.65 -2 -0.3 -0.1 1.1 12 .491 .498 $450,000
17 Seasons 3343.1 502 473 1357 3.65 4.10 0.05 0.11 95.8 3.99 113 15.4 1.1 -1.8 45.0 416 .531 .507 $1,397,950
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
OAK (9 yrs) 1945.2 273 262 731 3.38 4.06 0.18 0.11 95.2 3.80 90 11.5 1.8 -1.2 29.1 265 .542 .511 $492,950
SFG (6 yrs) 1131.1 179 166 484 3.85 4.04 -0.17 0.13 95.8 4.16 29 4.3 .8 -0.6 13.9 132 .524 .504 $905,000
KCR (2 yrs) 266.1 50 45 142 4.80 4.55 0.10 0.12 100.1 4.59 -6 -0.4 .6 -0.1 2.0 19 .491 .501

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 21 OAK AL ALCS L BAL 0 1 .000 6.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 29 1.286 9.0 0.0 2.6 10.3 4.00
1972 22 OAK AL ALCS W DET 0 0 0.00 4 0 1 0 0 1 5.1 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 22 0.938 6.8 0.0 1.7 8.4 5.00
1972 ❍ 22 OAK AL WS W CIN 0 1 .000 4.15 4 1 1 0 0 1 8.2 8 4 4 1 5 1 5 0 0 1 38 1.500 8.3 1.0 5.2 5.2 1.00
1973 23 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 0 1 .000 10.29 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 8 8 1 5 0 3 0 0 1 33 1.857 10.3 1.3 6.4 3.9 0.60
1973 ❍ 23 OAK AL WS W NYM 0 1 .000 4.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 10 6 6 2 3 0 8 0 0 1 48 1.182 8.2 1.6 2.5 6.5 2.67
1974 24 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 1 0 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 30 0.222 2.0 0.0 0.0 7.0
1974 ❍ 24 OAK AL WS W LAD 0 1 .000 3.29 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 10 5 5 1 7 0 9 0 0 0 56 1.244 6.6 0.7 4.6 5.9 1.29
1975 25 OAK AL ALCS L BOS 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 2.000 18.0 3.0 0.0 6.0
5 Yrs (8 Series) 1 5 .167 4.31 17 10 2 1 1 2 64.2 55 31 31 6 23 2 47 0 0 3 270 1.206 7.7 0.8 3.2 6.5 2.04
5 ALCS 1 2 .333 4.60 9 5 1 1 1 1 31.1 27 16 16 2 8 1 25 0 0 1 128 1.117 7.8 0.6 2.3 7.2 3.13
3 WS 0 3 .000 4.05 8 5 1 0 0 1 33.1 28 15 15 4 15 1 22 0 0 2 142 1.290 7.6 1.1 4.1 5.9 1.47

Standard Batting

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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
1969 19 OAK AL 12 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .167 .000 .167 -49 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 20 OAK AL 6 17 15 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 7 .200 .250 .467 .717 96 7 1 0 1 0 0 /1
1971 ★ 21 OAK AL 39 121 102 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 63 .118 .167 .127 .294 -15 13 0 2 13 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1972 22 OAK AL 27 52 45 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 34 .044 .140 .044 .184 -42 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1973 23 OAK AL 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-7,MVP-29
1974 24 OAK AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 ★ 25 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6
1976 26 OAK AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-6,MVP-20
1977 ★ 27 OAK AL 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1978 ★ 28 SFG NL 35 101 79 8 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 16 51 .076 .240 .127 .366 7 10 0 1 5 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1979 29 SFG NL 37 97 83 7 10 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 35 .120 .180 .169 .348 -1 14 0 0 8 0 0 1
1980 ★ 30 SFG NL 31 79 68 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 34 .074 .111 .088 .199 -43 6 0 0 7 1 0 1 AS
1981 ★ 31 SFG NL 18 43 35 4 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .200 .263 .257 .520 50 9 1 0 5 0 0 1 AS
1982 32 KCR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 33 KCR AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 35 SFG NL 33 41 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .133 .212 .167 .379 10 5 0 0 8 0 0 1
1986 36 SFG NL 28 53 43 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 20 .093 .204 .186 .390 11 8 0 0 4 0 0 1
17 Yrs 508 618 512 37 53 9 0 4 15 0 2 49 271 .104 .186 .145 .330 -4 74 2 3 53 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 197 163 12 17 3 0 1 5 0 1 16 86 .104 .186 .145 .330 -4 24 1 1 17 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
OAK (9 yrs) 276 204 174 12 17 2 0 1 5 0 2 12 109 .098 .165 .126 .291 -14 22 1 2 16 0 0
SFG (6 yrs) 182 414 338 25 36 7 0 3 10 0 0 37 162 .107 .196 .154 .350 1 52 1 1 37 1 0
KCR (2 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 326 204 174 12 17 2 0 1 5 0 2 12 109 .098 .165 .126 .291 -14 22 1 2 16 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 182 414 338 25 36 7 0 3 10 0 0 37 162 .107 .196 .154 .350 1 52 1 1 37 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
1969 19 OAK AL 12 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $4,200 1
1970 20 OAK AL 6 17 -0 -0 -0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .528 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1971 ★ 21 OAK AL 39 121 -16 -1 1 0 13 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $14,750 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1972 22 OAK AL 27 52 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $63,000 1
1973 23 OAK AL 38 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $51,000 1 CYA-7,MVP-29
1974 24 OAK AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 ★ 25 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $80,000 1 AS,CYA-6
1976 26 OAK AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $135,000 1 CYA-6,MVP-20
1977 ★ 27 OAK AL 38 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $145,000 1 AS
1978 ★ 28 SFG NL 35 101 -8 0 0 0 12 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $205,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1979 29 SFG NL 37 97 -11 -1 1 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1980 ★ 30 SFG NL 31 79 -12 -0 0 0 9 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1 AS
1981 ★ 31 SFG NL 18 43 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .519 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 AS
1982 32 KCR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 33 KCR AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 35 SFG NL 33 41 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $250,000 1
1986 36 SFG NL 28 53 -6 -0 0 0 7 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $450,000 1
17 Seasons 508 618 -68 -2 3 0 72 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.4 0.3 5 $1,397,950
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
OAK (9 yrs) 276 204 -26 -1 1 0 23 -3 -0.5 0 -3 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.4 0.1 -3 $492,950
SFG (6 yrs) 182 414 -42 -1 2 0 49 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .505 .501 0.8 0.1 8 $905,000
KCR (2 yrs) 50 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
1971 21 OAK AL ALCS BAL L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 22 OAK AL ALCS DET W 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 ❍ 22 OAK AL WS CIN W 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 23 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 ❍ 23 OAK AL WS NYM W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 24 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 ❍ 24 OAK AL WS LAD W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 25 OAK AL ALCS BOS L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (8 Series) 17 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .000 .133 .000 .133 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 ALCS 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 8 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .000 .182 .000 .182 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
1969 OAK AL 19 P 12 4 0 42.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.07 0.42 .952 1.89 1.88 1 0 0% 36% 1
1970 OAK AL 20 P 6 6 2 38.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.86 1.33 .951 1.86 1.85 4 1 20% 39% 0
1971 OAK AL 21 P 39 39 24 312.0 39 15 24 0 0 1.000 1.12 1.00 .958 1.98 1.97 7 7 50% 39% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1972 OAK AL 22 P 25 23 5 151.0 23 4 17 2 0 .913 1.25 0.84 .950 1.86 1.85 6 2 25% 39% 2
1973 OAK AL 23 P 37 37 13 263.2 39 9 30 0 0 1.000 1.33 1.05 .951 1.86 1.85 14 7 33% 38% 2 CYA-7,MVP-29
1974 OAK AL 24 P 40 40 12 282.1 29 10 16 3 0 .897 0.83 0.65 .947 1.81 1.80 12 8 40% 38% 0
1975 OAK AL 25 P 39 38 13 278.0 39 4 34 1 1 .974 1.23 0.97 .940 1.87 1.86 23 9 28% 38% 1 AS,CYA-6
1976 OAK AL 26 P 37 37 20 298.1 38 3 34 1 2 .974 1.12 1.00 .950 1.87 1.88 20 15 43% 34% 2 CYA-6,MVP-20
1977 OAK AL 27 P 38 38 16 279.2 51 6 42 3 2 .941 1.54 1.26 .948 1.95 1.93 17 23 58% 39% 2 AS
1978 SFG NL 28 P 35 35 9 258.0 41 12 29 0 4 1.000 1.43 1.17 .951 1.91 1.89 14 15 52% 32% 3 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1979 SFG NL 29 P 34 34 10 237.0 53 10 42 1 5 .981 1.97 1.53 .951 1.80 1.80 16 16 50% 34% 3
1980 SFG NL 30 P 31 31 10 224.0 57 14 42 1 4 .982 2.25 1.81 .952 1.91 1.91 14 16 53% 31% 5 AS
1981 SFG NL 31 P 18 18 1 124.2 41 11 29 1 1 .976 2.89 2.22 .959 1.97 1.98 10 12 55% 33% 6 AS
1982 KCR AL 32 P 31 31 6 181.0 38 14 22 2 0 .947 1.79 1.16 .958 1.80 1.80 8 9 53% 36% 6
1983 KCR AL 33 P 19 14 1 85.1 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 1.37 0.68 .958 1.80 1.78 12 5 29% 33% 0
1985 SFG NL 35 P 33 20 1 131.0 30 7 21 2 1 .933 1.92 0.85 .953 1.92 1.92 8 5 38% 30% 5
1986 SFG NL 36 P 28 28 0 156.2 29 3 24 2 0 .931 1.55 0.96 .955 1.94 1.94 11 14 56% 32% 2
17 Seasons P 502 473 143 3343.1 573 127 427 19 21 .967 1.49 1.10 .952 1.89 1.88 197 164 45% 35% 40
17 Seasons TOT 502 473 143 3343.1 573 127 427 19 21 .967 1.49 1.10 .952 1.89 1.88 197 164 45% 35% 40
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
1992 BBWAA ( 5.3%)
1993 BBWAA ( 8.7%)
1994 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1995 BBWAA ( 5.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (1, 80%)
1973 AL (29, 1%)
1976 AL (20, 3%)
1978 NL (12, 10%)
1 MVP
0.94 Career Shares (270th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (1, 82%)
1973 AL (7, 1%)
1975 AL (6, 2%)
1976 AL (6, 7%)
1978 NL (3, 14%)
1 Cy Young
1.06 Career Shares (52nd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1978 June NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Aug 29th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1971 AL  8.6 (3rd)
1976 AL  7.7 (3rd)
1978 NL  6.2 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1971 AL  9.0 (2nd)
1976 AL  7.7 (2nd)
1978 NL  5.8 (3rd)
1980 NL  5.0 (6th)
1981 NL  2.9 (9th)
Career  45.0 (127th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1971 AL  1.82 (1st)
1975 AL  3.01 (7th)
1976 AL  2.35 (2nd)
1978 NL  2.79 (7th)
1980 NL  2.97 (4th)
1981 NL  2.45 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  24 (2nd)
1973 AL  20 (7th)
1975 AL  22 (3rd)
1976 AL  18 (7th)
1978 NL  18 (5th)
1980 NL  14 (9th)
Career  209 (96th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1971 AL  .750 (2nd)
1973 AL  .690 (3rd)
1975 AL  .667 (5th)
1978 NL  .643 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  0.952 (1st)
1973 AL  1.210 (6th)
1974 AL  1.218 (10th)
1976 AL  1.109 (4th)
1980 NL  1.174 (6th)
Career  1.233 (231st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  6.029 (1st)
1973 AL  7.305 (5th)
1974 AL  7.842 (8th)
1975 AL  7.867 (10th)
1981 NL  7.003 (5th)
1982 AL  8.105 (9th)
Career  7.912 (98th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  1.901 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  8.683 (1st)
1975 AL  6.119 (8th)
1978 NL  5.965 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1971 AL  312.0 (3rd)
1975 AL  278.0 (6th)
1976 AL  298.3 (3rd)
1977 AL  279.7 (6th)
1978 NL  258.0 (7th)
Career  3,343.3 (88th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 AL  301 (2nd)
1973 AL  158 (10th)
1974 AL  174 (10th)
1975 AL  189 (5th)
1976 AL  166 (6th)
1977 AL  157 (10th)
1978 NL  171 (6th)
Career  2,175 (56th)

Games Started s c a p y
1971 AL  39 (3rd)
1974 AL  40 (8th)
1975 AL  38 (4th)
1976 AL  37 (6th)
1977 AL  38 (3rd)
1978 NL  35 (9th)
Career  473 (65th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1971 AL  24 (2nd)
1976 AL  20 (7th)
1977 AL  16 (8th)
1979 NL  10 (7th)
1980 NL  10 (5th)
Career  143 (240th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1970 AL  2 (10th)
1971 AL  8 (1st)
1972 AL  4 (9th)
1973 AL  4 (4th)
1976 AL  6 (2nd)
1978 NL  4 (2nd)
1980 NL  3 (4th)
Career  37 (57th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1979 NL  23 (8th)
Career  263 (90th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  105 (7th)
1974 AL  98 (7th)
1975 AL  99 (7th)
1977 AL  86 (6th)
1979 NL  111 (2nd)
Career  1,185 (57th)

Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  268 (4th)
1977 AL  284 (1st)
1978 NL  233 (6th)
1979 NL  246 (4th)
Career  2,939 (139th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1971 AL  3.421 (2nd)
1976 AL  2.635 (6th)
1978 NL  2.443 (8th)
1980 NL  2.115 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  0.548 (8th)
1974 AL  0.542 (9th)
1976 AL  0.272 (4th)
1978 NL  0.419 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1977 AL  19 (1st)
1979 NL  14 (5th)
Career  161 (117th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1977 AL  119 (1st)
1979 NL  132 (1st)
Career  1,213 (115th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1971 AL  10 (5th)
1973 AL  15 (2nd)
1974 AL  9 (9th)
1977 AL  11 (7th)
1979 NL  8 (10th)
1981 NL  7 (4th)
1985 NL  8 (8th)
Career  103 (95th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1971 AL  1,207 (3rd)
1975 AL  1,153 (6th)
1976 AL  1,205 (5th)
1977 AL  1,184 (5th)
1978 NL  1,042 (8th)
1979 NL  1,041 (5th)
Career  13,837 (91st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1971 AL  183 (2nd)
1975 AL  121 (10th)
1976 AL  142 (2nd)
1978 NL  123 (9th)
1980 NL  119 (5th)
1981 NL  140 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1971 AL  2.20 (1st)
1974 AL  3.18 (9th)
1975 AL  3.33 (10th)
1976 AL  2.55 (1st)
1978 NL  2.68 (4th)
1980 NL  3.23 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1971 AL  54 (2nd)
1975 AL  22 (9th)
1976 AL  34 (2nd)
1978 NL  21 (8th)
1980 NL  16 (10th)
1981 NL  13 (10th)
Career  107 (218th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  6.4 (1st)
1975 AL  2.3 (9th)
1976 AL  3.9 (2nd)
1978 NL  2.3 (8th)
1980 NL  1.8 (10th)
1981 NL  1.5 (9th)
Career  13.1 (178th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1971 AL  60.36 (1st)
1975 AL  29.12 (7th)
1976 AL  43.08 (1st)
1978 NL  24.31 (6th)
1980 NL  20.02 (8th)
Career  163.62 (71st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1971 AL  6.6 (1st)
1975 AL  3.1 (10th)
1976 AL  5.7 (1st)
1978 NL  2.9 (8th)
1980 NL  2.9 (7th)
Career  22.9 (53rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 AL  6.3 (1st)
1976 AL  4.2 (2nd)
1978 NL  2.8 (6th)
1980 NL  1.7 (10th)
Career  16.4 (66th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1971 AL  7.4 (1st)
1975 AL  3.2 (6th)
1976 AL  5.1 (1st)
1978 NL  2.8 (6th)
1980 NL  2.2 (9th)
Career  20.1 (59th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1971 AL  13 (7th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1981 NL  29 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1981 NL  2.89 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1980 NL  1.81 (3rd)
1981 NL  2.22 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1971 AL  1.000 (1st)
1973 AL  1.000 (1st)
1978 NL  1.000 (1st)
1980 NL  .982 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1969 AL  born 1949-07-28 (5th)
1970 AL  born 1949-07-28 (8th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 7 (341), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 140 (111), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 114 (79), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 35 (98), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (124th), 45.5 career WAR/38.6 7yr-peak WAR/42.0 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1969 19 Oakland Athletics $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1971 21 Oakland Athletics $14,750 ? 1973 TSN Guide Plus roughly $13,100 in gifts from owner
1972 22 Oakland Athletics $63,000 ? 1973 TSN Guide $50K salary, $5,000 bonus, $8,000 scholarship
1973 23 Oakland Athletics $51,000 ? 3/31/73 TSN
1975 25 Oakland Athletics $80,000 ? 3/15/75 TSN
1976 26 Oakland Athletics $135,000 ? TSN, 7/24/76
1977 27 Oakland Athletics $145,000 ? TSN, 7/24/76
1978 28 San Francisco Giants $205,000 ? TSN, 7/24/76
1985 35 San Francisco Giants $250,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 36 San Francisco Giants $450,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,397,950
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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