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Bert Blyleven    \BLYE-lev-en\

Rik Aalbert Blyleven (Frying Dutchman) (twitter: @BertBlyleven28)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands
High School: Santiago HS (Garden Grove, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 5, 1970 (Age 19.060)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Pirates/Indians/Angels/Rangers 1970-1992
Agents: Dick Moss, previously: LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 41.181)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2011 (463/581 ballots).
   View Bert Blyleven Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Batting

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
1970 19 MIN AL 27 58 50 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .140 .157 .140 .297 -18 7 0 0 7 0 0 1
1971 20 MIN AL 38 100 91 3 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 37 .132 .151 .143 .293 -17 13 0 1 7 0 0 1
1972 21 MIN AL 39 107 94 9 15 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 36 .160 .177 .181 .358 5 17 1 0 11 0 0 1
1973 ★ 22 MIN AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-7,MVP-26
1974 23 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 24 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 25 TOT AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 25 MIN AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 25 TEX AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 26 TEX AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 27 PIT NL 37 93 85 4 11 2 0 0 11 0 0 1 35 .129 .140 .153 .292 -20 13 0 0 7 0 0 1
1979 28 PIT NL 38 85 70 1 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 33 .129 .129 .143 .271 -27 10 2 0 15 0 0 1
1980 29 PIT NL 37 71 61 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 27 .082 .097 .098 .195 -46 6 1 1 9 0 0 1
1981 30 CLE AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 31 CLE AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 32 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 33 CLE AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-3
1985 ★ 34 TOT AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3
1985 34 CLE AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 34 MIN AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 35 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 36 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 37 MIN AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 38 CAL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-4,MVP-13
1990 39 CAL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1992 41 CAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 Yrs 699 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 119 105 4 14 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 45 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 15 1 0 13 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
MIN (11 yrs) 348 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
CLE (5 yrs) 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (3 yrs) 112 249 216 5 25 4 0 0 16 0 0 1 95 .116 .124 .134 .258 -30 29 3 1 31 0 0
CAL (3 yrs) 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (2 yrs) 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (19 yrs) 587 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 112 249 216 5 25 4 0 0 16 0 0 1 95 .116 .124 .134 .258 -30 29 3 1 31 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
1970 19 MIN AL 27 58 -7 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1971 20 MIN AL 38 100 -12 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1972 21 MIN AL 39 107 -10 0 1 0 11 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1
1973 ★ 22 MIN AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $33,000 1 AS,CYA-7,MVP-26
1974 23 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $55,000 1
1975 24 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $65,000 1
1976 25 MIN AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 25 TEX AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 26 TEX AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $140,000 1
1978 27 PIT NL 37 93 -14 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1979 28 PIT NL 38 85 -14 -0 0 0 10 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .490 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 $500,000 1
1980 29 PIT NL 37 71 -13 -0 -0 0 8 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 $300,000 1
1981 30 CLE AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $650,000 1
1982 31 CLE AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $650,000 /1
1983 32 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $650,000 1
1984 33 CLE AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $650,000 1 CYA-3
1985 ★ 34 CLE AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $650,000 1 AS,CYA-3
1985 ★ 34 MIN AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,CYA-3
1986 35 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,450,000 1
1987 36 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,150,000 1
1988 37 MIN AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000 1
1989 38 CAL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,225,000 1 CYA-4,MVP-13
1990 39 CAL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,175,000 1
1992 41 CAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $900,000 1
22 Seasons 699 514 -71 -0 1 0 61 -10 -1.2 0 -10 -1.2 .498 .500 -1.2 0.4 -10 $11,243,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
MIN (11 yrs) 348 265 -30 0 1 0 30 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $3,753,000
CLE (5 yrs) 104 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,250,000
PIT (3 yrs) 112 249 -41 -0 0 0 30 -11 -1.3 0 -11 -1.3 .489 .497 -1.3 0.1 -11 $800,000
CAL (3 yrs) 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $3,300,000
TEX (2 yrs) 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $140,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1970 19 MIN AL 58 50 2 1.1 100 .280 .140 .261 .157 .336 .140 .399 .297 .735 -18 .074 -8.4 -0.9 .186 .020 .000
1971 20 MIN AL 100 86 2 0.6 95 .222 .132 .258 .151 .331 .143 .383 .293 .714 -17 .032 -14.5 -1.6 .190 .022 .011
1972 21 MIN AL 107 91 3 0.9 87 .259 .160 .252 .177 .322 .181 .364 .358 .686 5 .071 -11.6 -1.3 .238 .043 .021
1978 27 PIT NL 93 81 2 0.7 99 .220 .129 .268 .140 .336 .153 .394 .292 .730 -20 .033 -14.2 -1.5 .189 .035 .024
1979 28 PIT NL 85 78 1 0.4 104 .243 .129 .275 .129 .341 .143 .408 .271 .749 -27 .010 -12.8 -1.3 .159 .014 .014
1980 29 PIT NL 71 66 1 0.4 98 .147 .082 .270 .097 .333 .098 .392 .195 .725 -46 .014 -12.2 -1.3 .123 .016 .016
22 Yrs 514 452 11 0.6 96 .229 .131 .263 .144 .332 .146 .388 .290 .720 -19 .033 -73.7 -7.9 .184 .027 .016
162 Game Avg. 119 105 3 0.6 96 .229 .131 .263 .144 .332 .146 .388 .290 .720 -19 .033 -73.7 -7.9 .184 .027 .016
MIN (11 yrs) 265 227 7 0.8 93 .248 .145 .256 .163 .328 .157 .379 .320 .707 -9 .055 -34.5 -3.8 .208 .030 .013
PIT (3 yrs) 249 225 4 0.5 100 .207 .116 .271 .124 .337 .134 .398 .258 .735 -30 .018 -39.3 -4.1 .160 .023 .019
NL (3 yrs) 249 225 4 0.5 100 .207 .116 .271 .124 .337 .134 .398 .258 .735 -30 .018 -39.3 -4.1 .160 .023 .019
AL (19 yrs) 265 227 7 0.8 93 .248 .145 .256 .163 .328 .157 .379 .320 .707 -9 .055 -34.5 -3.8 .208 .030 .013

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
1970 19 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 28 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
1979 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS BAL W 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 0 0
1987 36 MIN AL ALCS DET W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 ❍ 36 MIN AL WS STL W 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 8 10 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 1 0 3 0 0
1 NLCS 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
2 ALCS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 2 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1973 MIN AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1970 19 MIN AL 58 0.0% 43.1% 1.7% 0.0% 0% 25.00 2.0 50.0 3.40 43%
1971 20 MIN AL 100 0.0% 37.0% 1.0% 1.0% 8% 37.00 2.5 45.5 1.94 54%
1972 21 MIN AL 107 0.0% 33.6% 1.9% 1.9% 13% 18.00 2.6 15.7 3.08 54%
1978 27 PIT NL 93 0.0% 37.6% 1.1% 2.2% 18% 35.00 2.4 7.7 6.00 54%
1979 28 PIT NL 85 0.0% 38.8% 0.0% 1.2% 11% 2.1 23.3 3.00 44%
1980 29 PIT NL 71 0.0% 38.0% 0.0% 1.4% 20% 2.3 30.5 3.75 48%
22 Yrs 514 0.0% 37.6% 1.0% 1.4% 12% 38.60 2.3 18.0 3.17 50%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.9% 8.6% 6.5% 28% 1.63 6.4 43.7 8.6 0.80 1.08 74% 20% 6.2% 22%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1970 19 MIN AL -8.4 -0.9 59 -0.7 0.4 -1.0 .86 -0.7 -0.1 -7.3 -0.7 0.94 -7.5 0
1971 20 MIN AL -14.5 -1.6 102 -1.4 0.6 -1.9 .93 -1.4 -0.1 -15.4 -1.6 0.99 -13.6 0
1972 21 MIN AL -11.6 -1.3 107 -1.4 0.6 -2.0 .92 -1.2 -0.3 -8.7 -1.0 0.93 -10.5 0
1973 22 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1974 23 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1975 24 MIN AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1976 25 TOT AL 0.0 0.0
1976 25 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1976 25 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
1977 26 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
1978 27 PIT NL -14.2 -1.5 96 -0.5 1.0 -1.5 .83 -1.0 0.4 -3.6 -0.4 0.94 -9.1 0
1979 28 PIT NL -12.8 -1.3 85 -1.4 0.6 -2.0 1.08 -1.3 -0.1 -15.6 -1.6 1.04 -14.6 0
1980 29 PIT NL -12.2 -1.3 71 -0.9 0.3 -1.2 .74 -1.4 0.1 -12.4 -1.3 0.87 -13.6 0
1981 30 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1982 31 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1983 32 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1984 33 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1985 34 TOT AL 0.0 0.0
1985 34 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1985 34 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1986 35 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1987 36 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1988 37 MIN AL 0.0 0.0
1989 38 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
1990 39 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
1992 41 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
22 Yrs -73.7 -7.9 520 -6.3 3.4 -9.7 .90 -6.9 -0.2 -63.0 -6.6 0.95 -68.9 0
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1970 19 MIN AL 2 0 25% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1971 20 MIN AL 3 0 21% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
1972 21 MIN AL 2 0 53% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42% 9 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 1
1978 27 PIT NL 1 0 27% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0% 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 0
1979 28 PIT NL 1 0 10% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
1980 29 PIT NL 0 0 0% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25% 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
22 Yrs 9 0 26% 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 6 29% 17 13 4 7 5 2 7 3 3

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1970 19 MIN AL 58 22% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 8 0 0% 9 3 33% 36 1 3% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1971 20 MIN AL 100 32% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 64% 19 0 0% 19 3 16% 59 2 3% 5 0 0% 2 0 0% 0
1972 21 MIN AL 107 19% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 11 65% 19 1 5% 25 7 28% 62 7 11% 2 1 50% 10 4 40% 0
1978 27 PIT NL 93 31% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 88% 14 0 0% 14 1 7% 54 12 22% 8 4 50% 1 0 0% 0
1979 28 PIT NL 85 41% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 15 88% 26 2 8% 28 3 11% 69 3 4% 4 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1980 29 PIT NL 71 30% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 9 82% 14 1 7% 19 3 16% 35 2 6% 5 1 20% 2 1 50% 0
22 Yrs 514 29% 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 71 56 79% 100 4 4% 114 20 18% 315 27 9% 24 6 25% 17 6 35% 0
MLB Averages 57% 77% 11% 34% 14% 50% 55%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1970 19 27 58 50 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .140 .157 .140 .297 -18 7 0 0 7 0 0
1971 20 65 158 141 5 19 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 62 .135 .153 .142 .295 -18 20 0 1 14 0 0
1972 21 104 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1973 22 144 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1974 23 181 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1975 24 216 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1976 25 252 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1977 26 282 265 235 14 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 98 .145 .163 .157 .320 -9 37 1 1 25 0 0
1978 27 319 358 320 18 45 5 0 0 20 0 0 5 133 .141 .156 .156 .313 -12 50 1 1 32 0 0
1979 28 357 443 390 19 54 6 0 0 23 0 0 5 166 .138 .152 .154 .305 -15 60 3 1 47 0 0
1980 29 394 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1981 30 414 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1982 31 418 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1983 32 442 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1984 33 475 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1985 34 512 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1986 35 548 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1987 36 585 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1988 37 618 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1989 38 651 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1990 39 674 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1991 40 674 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0
1992 41 699 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 -19 66 4 2 56 0 0

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1970 19 27 58 50 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 25 .140 .157 .140 .297 1 27
1971 20 38 101 92 3 13 1 0 0 2 0 1 37 .141 .160 .152 .312 2 38
1972 21 41 114 101 12 18 2 0 0 8 0 2 38 .178 .194 .198 .392 4 39
1978 27 37 94 86 4 12 2 0 0 12 0 1 35 .140 .149 .163 .312 2 37
1979 28 38 84 69 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 33 .116 .116 .130 .246 1 38
1980 29 37 73 63 0 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 27 .111 .125 .127 .252 1 37
6 Yrs 218 524 461 22 65 7 0 0 29 0 5 195 .141 .154 .156 .310 11 216
162 Game Avg. 162 389 343 16 48 5 0 0 22 0 4 145 .141 .154 .156 .310 8 216



* - 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
1998 BBWAA (17.5%)
1999 BBWAA (14.1%)
2000 BBWAA (17.4%)
2001 BBWAA (23.5%)
2002 BBWAA (26.3%)
2003 BBWAA (29.2%)
2004 BBWAA (35.4%)
2005 BBWAA (40.9%)
2006 BBWAA (53.3%)
2007 BBWAA (47.7%)
2008 BBWAA (61.9%)
2009 BBWAA (62.7%)
2010 BBWAA (74.2%)
2011 BBWAA (79.7%)
Selected to HOF in 2011 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 AL (26, 1%)
1989 AL (13, 8%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 AL (7, 1%)
1984 AL (3, 32%)
1985 AL (3, 6%)
1989 AL (4, 6%)
0.45 Career Shares (109th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Jun 27th AL Player of the Week
1985 Aug 18th AL Player of the Week
1989 Apr 16th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1971 AL  6.2 (10th)
1973 AL  9.9 (1st)
1974 AL  7.9 (2nd)
1976 AL  6.6 (7th)
1977 AL  5.8 (10th)
1981 AL  5.6 (4th)
1984 AL  7.2 (4th)
1985 AL  6.8 (7th)
1989 AL  6.0 (7th)
Career  95.3 (38th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  15 (5th)

Salary s c a p y
1986 AL  $1,450,000 (6th)

Oldest s c a p y
1990 AL  born 1951-04-06 (10th)
1992 AL  born 1951-04-06 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1970 AL  born 1951-04-06 (1st)
1971 AL  born 1951-04-06 (5th)
1972 AL  born 1951-04-06 (8th)

                           

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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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