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Jim Brosnan

James Patrick Brosnan

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: October 24, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH
High School: Elder HS (Cincinnati, OH)
School: Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1954 (Age 24.173)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cubs/Cardinals/WhiteSox/Redlegs 1954-1963

Final Game: September 21, 1963 (Age 33.332)
Died: June 28, 2014 in Park Ridge, IL
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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
1954 24 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 9.45 18 0 7 0 0 0 33.1 44 35 35 9 18 17 1 0 4 158 45 6.60 1.860 11.9 2.4 4.9 4.6 0.94
1956 26 CHC NL 5 9 .357 3.79 30 10 11 1 1 1 95.0 95 44 40 9 45 8 51 0 0 2 411 101 3.95 1.474 9.0 0.9 4.3 4.8 1.13
1957 27 CHC NL 5 5 .500 3.38 41 5 17 1 0 0 98.2 79 38 37 11 46 4 73 1 0 2 413 115 3.86 1.267 7.2 1.0 4.2 6.7 1.59
1958 28 TOT NL 11 8 .579 3.35 41 20 14 4 0 7 166.2 148 66 62 13 79 6 89 1 0 1 702 123 3.86 1.362 8.0 0.7 4.3 4.8 1.13
1958 28 CHC NL 3 4 .429 3.14 8 8 0 2 0 0 51.2 41 20 18 3 29 3 24 0 0 0 215 127 3.98 1.355 7.1 0.5 5.1 4.2 0.83
1958 28 STL NL 8 4 .667 3.44 33 12 14 2 0 7 115.0 107 46 44 10 50 3 65 1 0 1 487 121 3.81 1.365 8.4 0.8 3.9 5.1 1.30
1959 29 TOT NL 9 6 .600 3.79 46 10 20 1 1 4 116.1 113 53 49 12 41 7 74 6 0 1 500 109 3.82 1.324 8.7 0.9 3.2 5.7 1.80
1959 29 STL NL 1 3 .250 4.91 20 1 10 0 0 2 33.0 34 18 18 5 15 5 18 1 0 1 142 87 4.88 1.485 9.3 1.4 4.1 4.9 1.20
1959 29 CIN NL 8 3 .727 3.35 26 9 10 1 1 2 83.1 79 35 31 7 26 2 56 5 0 0 358 122 3.41 1.260 8.5 0.8 2.8 6.0 2.15
1960 30 CIN NL 7 2 .778 2.36 57 2 27 0 0 12 99.0 79 31 26 5 22 5 62 0 0 3 383 161 2.60 1.020 7.2 0.5 2.0 5.6 2.82
1961 31 CIN NL 10 4 .714 3.04 53 0 34 0 0 16 80.0 77 34 27 7 18 3 40 0 1 1 335 133 3.39 1.188 8.7 0.8 2.0 4.5 2.22 MVP-20
1962 32 CIN NL 4 4 .500 3.34 48 0 34 0 0 13 64.2 76 27 24 6 18 5 51 0 0 0 284 121 3.08 1.454 10.6 0.8 2.5 7.1 2.83
1963 33 TOT MLB 3 9 .250 3.13 51 0 37 0 0 14 77.2 79 28 27 9 25 6 50 0 0 2 324 112 3.66 1.339 9.2 1.0 2.9 5.8 2.00
1963 33 CIN NL 0 1 .000 7.71 6 0 4 0 0 0 4.2 8 4 4 2 3 1 4 0 0 1 25 47 8.26 2.357 15.4 3.9 5.8 7.7 1.33
1963 33 CHW AL 3 8 .273 2.84 45 0 33 0 0 14 73.0 71 24 23 7 22 5 46 0 0 1 299 124 3.37 1.274 8.8 0.9 2.7 5.7 2.09
9 Yrs 55 47 .539 3.54 385 47 201 7 2 67 831.1 790 356 327 81 312 44 507 9 1 16 3510 112 3.70 1.326 8.6 0.9 3.4 5.5 1.63
162 Game Avg. 9 7 .539 3.54 61 7 32 1 0 11 131 124 56 51 13 49 80 1 0 3 553 112 3.70 1.326 8.6 0.9 3.4 5.5 1.63
CIN (5 yrs) 29 14 .674 3.04 190 11 109 1 1 43 331.2 319 131 112 27 87 16 213 5 1 5 1385 131 3.17 1.224 8.7 0.7 2.4 5.8 2.45
CHC (4 yrs) 14 18 .438 4.20 97 23 35 4 1 1 278.2 259 137 130 32 138 15 165 2 0 8 1197 94 4.24 1.425 8.4 1.0 4.5 5.3 1.20
STL (2 yrs) 9 7 .563 3.77 53 13 24 2 0 9 148.0 141 64 62 15 65 8 83 2 0 2 629 111 4.04 1.392 8.6 0.9 4.0 5.0 1.28
CHW (1 yr) 3 8 .273 2.84 45 0 33 0 0 14 73.0 71 24 23 7 22 5 46 0 0 1 299 124 3.37 1.274 8.8 0.9 2.7 5.7 2.09
NL (9 yrs) 52 39 .571 3.61 340 47 168 7 2 53 758.1 719 332 304 74 290 39 461 9 1 15 3211 111 3.73 1.331 8.5 0.9 3.4 5.5 1.59
AL (1 yr) 3 8 .273 2.84 45 0 33 0 0 14 73.0 71 24 23 7 22 5 46 0 0 1 299 124 3.37 1.274 8.8 0.9 2.7 5.7 2.09
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
1954 24 CHC NL 33.1 18 0 35 9.45 4.76 -0.12 0.00 104.8 5.11 -16 -1.5 .6 0.2 -0.9 -13 .415 .491
1956 26 CHC NL 95.0 30 10 44 4.17 4.33 0.25 0.00 100.6 4.10 1 0.1 1.4 -0.1 1.0 9 .503 .501
1957 27 CHC NL 98.2 41 5 38 3.47 4.34 -0.16 0.00 101.6 4.57 13 1.4 1.1 -0.1 2.4 22 .534 .509
1958 28 CHC NL 51.2 8 8 20 3.48 4.35 0.03 0.00 100.4 4.34 5 0.6 -0.0 1.1 10 .572 .504
1958 28 STL NL 115.0 33 12 46 3.60 4.51 0.03 0.00 105.3 4.72 15 1.6 1.8 0.1 2.9 26 .549 .510
1959 29 STL NL 33.0 20 1 18 4.91 4.38 -0.19 0.00 104.3 4.77 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.1 0.2 3 .496 .499
1959 29 CIN NL 83.1 26 9 35 3.78 4.40 -0.07 0.00 104.3 4.66 7 0.8 1.1 -0.1 1.6 17 .531 .505
1960 30 CIN NL 99.0 57 2 31 2.82 4.24 0.00 -0.17 101.5 4.13 14 1.6 1.4 0.1 2.8 24 .528 .510
1961 31 CIN NL 80.0 53 0 34 3.83 4.60 0.24 -0.19 101.1 4.21 3 0.3 1.7 0.0 1.2 12 .506 .502 MVP-20
1962 32 CIN NL 64.2 48 0 27 3.76 4.43 -0.07 -0.19 102.5 4.42 4 0.5 1.6 0.0 1.2 12 .510 .503 $28,000
1963 33 CIN NL 4.2 6 0 4 7.71 3.82 -0.08 -0.16 99.0 3.71 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .460 .499
1963 33 CHW AL 73.0 45 0 24 2.96 4.02 0.26 -0.17 95.6 3.43 5 0.5 1.4 -0.0 1.1 9 .512 .503
9 Seasons 831.1 385 47 356 3.85 4.38 0.04 -0.07 101.9 4.36 49 5.5 1.4 0.1 14.3 129 .514 .504 $28,000
CIN (5 yrs) 331.2 190 11 131 3.55 4.40 0.03 -0.13 102.2 4.33 27 2.9 1.5 0.1 6.5 63 .515 .505 $28,000
CHC (4 yrs) 278.2 97 23 137 4.42 4.39 0.02 0.00 101.4 4.43 3 0.5 1.1 0.1 3.5 28 .506 .502
STL (2 yrs) 148.0 53 13 64 3.89 4.48 -0.02 0.00 105.0 4.73 14 1.5 1.6 0.0 3.1 29 .529 .506
CHW (1 yr) 73.0 45 0 24 2.96 4.02 0.26 -0.17 95.6 3.43 5 0.5 1.4 -0.0 1.1 9 .512 .503

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
1961 31 CIN NL WS L NYY 0 0 7.50 3 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 5 0 4 3 5 0 0 2 29 2.167 13.5 0.0 6.0 7.5 1.25
1 WS 0 0 7.50 3 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 5 0 4 3 5 0 0 2 29 2.167 13.5 0.0 6.0 7.5 1.25

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
1954 24 CHC NL 12 18 157 132 35 44 8 2 9 1 3 18 17 .333 .412 .629 1.041 .324 83 4 1 4 2 2
1956 26 CHC NL 45 30 411 353 44 95 10 3 9 6 5 45 51 .269 .348 .391 .739 .290 138 8 0 9 4 8 4
1957 27 CHC NL 46 41 414 361 38 79 12 0 11 3 1 46 73 .219 .307 .343 .651 .244 124 6 1 4 2 4 2
1958 28 CHC NL 8 218 185 20 41 7 4 3 4 1 29 24 .222 .323 .351 .674 .236 65 7 0 1 3 3 3
1958 28 STL NL 33 487 428 46 107 23 2 10 1 1 50 65 .250 .328 .383 .712 .273 164 11 1 6 2 3 6
1958 28 TOT NL 41 705 613 66 148 30 6 13 5 2 79 89 .241 .327 .374 .700 .262 229 18 1 7 5 6 9
1959 29 CIN NL 26 358 319 35 79 7 3 7 4 3 26 56 .248 .313 .354 .667 .279 113 5 5 6 2 2 10
1959 29 STL NL 20 142 123 18 34 6 4 5 0 0 15 18 .276 .357 .512 .869 .287 63 5 1 2 1 5 1
1959 29 TOT NL 46 500 442 53 113 13 7 12 4 3 41 74 .256 .325 .398 .723 .281 176 10 6 8 3 7 11
1960 30 CIN NL 57 383 351 31 79 6 1 5 3 4 22 62 .225 .269 .291 .559 .258 102 7 0 7 3 5 4
1961 31 CIN NL 53 334 307 34 77 13 3 7 0 0 18 40 .251 .290 .381 .671 .266 117 4 0 6 3 3 6
1962 32 CIN NL 48 284 260 27 76 16 0 6 3 2 18 51 .292 .335 .423 .758 .340 110 2 0 3 3 5 3
1963 33 CHW AL 45 300 270 24 71 9 2 7 0 2 22 46 .263 .315 .389 .704 .291 105 7 0 5 3 5 2
1963 33 CIN NL 6 25 19 4 8 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 .421 .500 .737 1.237 .462 14 0 0 3 0 1 0
1963 33 TOT MLB 51 325 289 28 79 9 2 9 0 2 25 50 .273 .328 .412 .740 .300 119 7 0 8 3 6 2
9 Yrs 103 385 3513 3108 356 790 117 24 81 25 22 312 507 .254 .321 .385 .707 .278 1198 66 9 56 28 44 43
162 Game Avg. 16 61 553 489 56 124 18 4 13 4 3 49 80 .254 .321 .385 .707 .278 189 10 1 9 4 7
MLB Averages .256 .325 .390 .715 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1954 24 CHC NL -16.8 -1.6 154 -0.5 1.1 -1.6 .51 -1.3 0.3 -13.3 -1.2 1.00 -14.4 1 3 9
1956 26 CHC NL 1.0 0.1 384 -0.1 6.7 -6.7 1.06 -0.0 -0.0 7.3 0.8 1.01 1.2 7 2 9
1957 27 CHC NL 7.3 0.8 380 0.9 6.5 -5.6 1.04 1.1 -0.2 13.7 1.4 0.96 10.1 10 8 15
1958 28 TOT NL 15.1 1.6 712 3.3 15.0 -11.7 1.10 1.4 1.6 26.6 2.7 0.97 16.5 10 5 6
1958 28 CHC NL 4.9 0.5 222 0.4 3.9 -3.5 .96 0.1 0.3 4.1 0.4 0.95 1.2 0 0 0
1958 28 STL NL 10.1 1.0 490 2.9 11.1 -8.2 1.15 1.2 1.3 22.5 2.3 0.98 15.3 10 5 6
1959 29 TOT NL 5.4 0.6 508 0.7 9.2 -8.6 .99 0.5 0.2 10.1 1.0 0.99 4.4 13 8 15
1959 29 STL NL -1.2 -0.1 143 0.1 3.9 -3.8 1.42 -0.2 0.3 1.2 0.1 1.03 -4.9 9 4 6
1959 29 CIN NL 6.6 0.7 365 0.5 5.3 -4.8 .82 0.8 -0.1 8.9 0.9 0.98 9.4 4 4 9
1960 30 CIN NL 15.1 1.6 393 2.7 7.8 -5.2 1.03 2.3 0.3 19.0 2.0 0.95 24.7 18 13 23
1961 31 CIN NL 7.5 0.8 337 2.5 8.8 -6.4 1.43 0.8 0.9 6.3 0.6 0.93 5.2 26 11 16
1962 32 CIN NL 5.2 0.5 289 -0.5 7.0 -7.5 1.50 0.2 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 1.01 0.4 21 10 16
1963 33 TOT MLB 4.7 0.5 329 -1.2 7.9 -9.1 1.45 -0.4 -0.4 3.2 0.4 0.99 0.7 22 9 18
1963 33 CIN NL -1.8 -0.2 26 -0.7 0.2 -0.9 .94 -0.4 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3 1.17 -3.7 2 1 2
1963 33 CHW AL 6.5 0.7 303 -0.5 7.7 -8.2 1.50 -0.0 -0.3 6.1 0.7 0.98 4.4 20 8 16
9 Yrs 44.4 4.7 3486 7.8 70.1 -62.3 1.14 4.4 2.4 72.0 7.5 0.98 49.0 128 69 127

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
1956 26 CHC NL 30 10 2 5 3 0 0 4 6 .400 1 1 1 1 3 30% 46.2 76 20 10 2 4 6 4.1 4.3 6.0
1957 27 CHC NL 41 5 1 1 3 0 0 2 3 .400 1 0 1 0 2 40% 48.4 72 27 12 4 3 1 4.3 5.3 5.3
1958 28 TOT NL 41 20 7 7 6 1 3 9 11 .450 3 1 4 0 12 60% 50.4 71 30 20 13 7 6 4.5 5.2 6.2
1958 28 CHC NL 8 8 3 4 1 0 2 4 4 .500 1 0 2 0 6 75% 54.2 71 30 5 1 3 2 3.7 4.0 6.5
1958 28 STL NL 33 12 4 3 5 1 1 5 7 .417 2 1 2 0 6 50% 47.8 67 32 15 12 4 4 5.0 6.0 6.0
1959 29 TOT NL 46 10 4 3 3 1 0 5 5 .500 0 2 1 1 4 40% 45.7 84 24 18 6 4 4 4.9 4.5 5.1
1959 29 STL NL 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 24.0 24 24 5 2 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.3
1959 29 CIN NL 26 9 4 3 2 1 0 5 4 .556 0 1 1 1 4 44% 48.1 84 26 13 4 3 4 4.4 4.6 5.7
1960 30 CIN NL 57 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1.000 0 2 0 0 0 0% 28.5 29 28 12 7 0 2 9.5 2.3 2.0
5 Yrs 215 47 14 16 17 2 3 22 25 .468 5 6 7 2 21 45% 47 84 20 72 32 18 19 4.7 4.8 5.6
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 118 -14 4.4 4.3 6.4

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
1954 24 CHC NL 18 18 7 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 0 9 5 56% 7 .514 1 3 9 2 0 13 5 10 10 3 11 4 5.6
1956 26 CHC NL 30 20 11 3 4 3 1 2 33% 4 0 14 5 36% 7 1.059 7 2 9 4 4 10 8 10 13 4 12 2 5.3
1957 27 CHC NL 41 36 17 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 28 7 25% 7 1.041 10 8 15 1 6 26 15 18 27 6 24 6 6.0
1958 28 TOT NL 41 21 14 4 1 8 7 1 88% 8 0 25 7 28% 1.095 10 5 6 9 2 10 14 7 12 5 12 3 6.1
1958 28 STL NL 33 21 14 4 1 8 7 1 88% 8 0 25 7 28% 9 1.154 10 5 6 9 2 10 14 7 12 5 12 3 6.1
1959 29 TOT NL 46 36 20 5 3 7 4 3 57% 8 1 31 6 19% .994 13 8 15 9 5 22 17 19 19 6 19 7 5.4
1959 29 STL NL 20 19 10 1 3 4 2 2 50% 5 1 14 3 21% 8 1.424 9 4 6 5 3 11 9 10 9 2 9 4 5.2
1959 29 CIN NL 26 17 10 4 0 3 2 1 67% 3 0 17 3 18% 8 .824 4 4 9 4 2 11 8 9 10 4 10 3 5.7
1960 30 CIN NL 57 55 27 7 2 14 12 2 86% 16 2 41 13 32% 8 1.029 18 13 23 17 6 32 25 30 30 12 31 12 5.2
1961 31 CIN NL 53 53 34 10 4 20 16 4 80% 26 5 28 8 29% 8 1.426 26 11 16 27 8 18 17 36 26 10 28 10 4.5
1962 32 CIN NL 48 48 34 4 4 18 13 5 72% 23 5 39 16 41% 8 1.496 21 10 16 23 4 21 21 27 22 14 23 6 4.0
1963 33 TOT MLB 51 51 37 3 9 19 14 4 74% 22 3 26 11 42% 1.452 22 9 18 23 11 17 17 34 24 11 24 7 4.6
1963 33 CIN NL 6 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 100% 9 .938 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 5 0 3 0 0 2.3
1963 33 CHW AL 45 45 33 3 8 19 14 4 74% 21 2 25 10 40% 8 1.495 20 8 16 22 9 14 16 29 24 8 24 7 4.9
9 Yrs 377 338 201 41 31 90 67 22 74% 110 17 241 78 32% 1.150 128 69 127 115 46 169 139 191 183 71 184 57 5.0

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%
1954 24 CHC NL 157 57% 5.7% 10.8% 11.5% 12.1% 43% 1.00 69% 34 4 12%
1956 26 CHC NL 411 58% 2.2% 12.4% 11.0% 5.4% 23% 0.77 72% 85 8 9%
1957 27 CHC NL 414 58% 2.7% 17.6% 11.1% 5.6% 29% 1.29 67% 63 6 10%
1958 28 TOT NL 705 56% 1.8% 12.6% 11.2% 7.0% 33% 1.00 73% 149 18 12%
1958 28 CHC NL 218 55% 1.4% 11.0% 13.3% 6.4% 34% 1.36 74% 46 7 15%
1958 28 STL NL 487 56% 2.1% 13.4% 10.3% 7.2% 33% 0.86 73% 103 11 11%
1959 29 TOT NL 500 57% 2.4% 14.8% 8.2% 6.4% 28% 0.97 72% 113 10 9%
1959 29 STL NL 142 57% 3.5% 12.7% 10.6% 10.6% 44% 1.31 71% 36 5 14%
1959 29 CIN NL 358 57% 2.0% 15.6% 7.3% 4.8% 22% 0.85 72% 77 5 6%
1960 30 CIN NL 383 63% 1.3% 16.2% 5.7% 3.1% 15% 1.00 75% 77 7 9%
1961 31 CIN NL 334 58% 2.1% 12.0% 5.4% 6.9% 30% 0.92 79% 67 4 6%
1962 32 CIN NL 284 64% 2.1% 18.0% 6.3% 7.8% 29% 0.94 73% 50 2 4%
1963 33 TOT MLB 325 63% 2.8% 15.4% 7.7% 6.2% 25% 0.89 72% 62 7 11%
1963 33 CIN NL 25 64% 8.0% 16.0% 12.0% 8.0% 25% 0.67 52% 8 0 0%
1963 33 CHW AL 300 63% 2.3% 15.3% 7.3% 6.0% 25% 0.91 73% 54 7 13%
9 Yrs 3513 59% 2.3% 14.4% 8.9% 6.3% 28% 0.97 73% 700 66 9%
MLB Averages 51% 2.3% 13.1% 8.9% 6.5% 29% 1.01 74% 10%

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
1954 24 CHC NL 145 44 9 0 4 5 4 8 1 12 6 1 50% 2 4 0 60 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12
1956 26 CHC NL 366 95 9 0 8 3 4 4 3 27 10 5 37% 4 2 1 155 6 5 55% 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 45
1957 27 CHC NL 368 79 11 0 15 7 1 1 7 18 7 3 39% 2 2 0 134 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 46
1958 28 TOT NL 705 148 13 0 15 5 8 9 4 44 13 6 30% 9 1 0 274 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1958 28 CHC NL 218 41 3 0 6 2 1 2 1 18 7 1 39% 3 0 0 82 4 1 80% 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1958 28 STL NL 487 107 10 0 9 3 7 7 3 26 6 5 23% 6 1 0 192 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1959 29 TOT NL 500 113 12 1 18 7 5 6 6 25 11 2 44% 11 1 0 208 4 3 57% 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
1959 29 STL NL 142 34 5 0 6 3 2 3 2 13 4 1 31% 1 1 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1959 29 CIN NL 358 79 7 1 12 4 3 3 4 12 7 1 58% 10 0 0 147 4 3 57% 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
1960 30 CIN NL 383 79 5 0 6 4 1 1 4 24 13 5 54% 4 3 0 140 3 4 43% 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1961 31 CIN NL 334 77 7 0 7 3 4 5 2 14 8 1 57% 6 1 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1962 32 CIN NL 284 76 6 1 10 4 2 3 3 14 7 3 50% 3 0 1 123 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1963 33 TOT MLB 325 79 9 0 13 6 3 2 7 26 8 3 31% 2 2 0 120 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1963 33 CIN NL 25 8 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0% 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1963 33 CHW AL 300 71 7 0 11 5 2 2 5 23 8 2 35% 2 1 0 110 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
9 Yrs 3410 790 81 2 96 44 32 39 37 204 83 29 41% 43 16 2 1346 25 22 53% 22 20 3 2 0 0 0 0 54 103
MLB Averages 51% 60%

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+
1954 24 1 0 1.000 9.45 18 0 7 0 0 0 33.1 44 35 35 9 18 17 1 0 4 158 45 1.860 11.9 2.4 4.9 4.6 0.94 45
1955 25 1 0 1.000 9.45 18 0 7 0 0 0 33.1 44 35 35 9 18 17 1 0 4 158 45 1.860 11.9 2.4 4.9 4.6 0.94 45
1956 26 6 9 .400 5.26 48 10 18 1 1 1 128.1 139 79 75 18 63 8 68 1 0 6 569 75 1.574 9.7 1.3 4.4 4.8 1.08 75
1957 27 11 14 .440 4.44 89 15 35 2 1 1 227.0 218 117 112 29 109 12 141 2 0 8 982 88 1.441 8.6 1.1 4.3 5.6 1.29 88
1958 28 22 22 .500 3.98 130 35 49 6 1 8 393.2 366 183 174 42 188 18 230 3 0 9 1684 100 1.407 8.4 1.0 4.3 5.3 1.22 100
1959 29 31 28 .525 3.94 176 45 69 7 2 12 510.0 479 236 223 54 229 25 304 9 0 10 2184 102 1.388 8.5 1.0 4.0 5.4 1.33 102
1960 30 38 30 .559 3.68 233 47 96 7 2 24 609.0 558 267 249 59 251 30 366 9 0 13 2567 109 1.328 8.2 0.9 3.7 5.4 1.46 109
1961 31 48 34 .585 3.61 286 47 130 7 2 40 689.0 635 301 276 66 269 33 406 9 1 14 2902 111 1.312 8.3 0.9 3.5 5.3 1.51 111
1962 32 52 38 .578 3.58 334 47 164 7 2 53 753.2 711 328 300 72 287 38 457 9 1 14 3186 112 1.324 8.5 0.9 3.4 5.5 1.59 112
1963 33 55 47 .539 3.54 385 47 201 7 2 67 831.1 790 356 327 81 312 44 507 9 1 16 3510 112 1.326 8.6 0.9 3.4 5.5 1.63 112

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
1954 24 2 2 .500 8.23 35.0 45 35 32 9 18 18 1 1.800 11.6 4.6 4.6 1.00 2.3 18
1956 26 6 5 .545 3.82 99.0 102 47 42 10 48 53 0 1.515 9.3 4.4 4.8 1.10 0.9 30
1957 27 6 5 .545 3.15 103.0 85 40 36 12 49 76 1 1.301 7.4 4.3 6.6 1.55 1.0 41
1958 28 10 9 .526 3.14 175.0 156 68 61 14 83 94 1 1.366 8.0 4.3 4.8 1.13 0.7 41
1959 29 7 7 .500 3.61 122.0 117 54 49 12 42 77 6 1.303 8.6 3.1 5.7 1.83 0.9 46
1960 30 6 5 .545 2.71 103.0 86 34 31 5 24 65 0 1.068 7.5 2.1 5.7 2.71 0.4 57
1961 31 5 4 .556 3.43 84.0 79 35 32 7 18 42 0 1.155 8.5 1.9 4.5 2.33 0.8 53
1962 32 4 3 .571 3.18 65.0 75 26 23 6 18 51 0 1.431 10.4 2.5 7.1 2.83 0.8 48
1963 33 5 4 .556 3.23 78.0 87 31 28 10 28 50 0 1.474 10.0 3.2 5.8 1.79 1.2 51
9 Yrs 51 44 .537 3.48 864.0 832 370 334 85 328 526 9 1.343 8.7 5.5 1.60 0.9 385



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1961 NL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1958 NL  4.0 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1958 NL  3.35 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1958 NL  .579 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  7.992 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1960 NL  57 (6th)
1961 NL  53 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1958 NL  7 (10th)
1960 NL  12 (4th)
1961 NL  16 (3rd)
1962 NL  13 (5th)
1963 AL  14 (8th)
Career  67 (221st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  79 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  0.702 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1959 NL  6 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1960 NL  27 (8th)
1961 NL  34 (5th)
1962 NL  34 (8th)
1963 AL  33 (7th)
Career  201 (245th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1958 NL  123 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1958 NL  26.61 (3rd)
1960 NL  19.02 (7th)
Career  71.98 (232nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1958 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.7 (8th)
1961 NL  2.5 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1960 NL  2.3 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.7 (4th)
1960 NL  2.0 (7th)
Career  7.5 (241st)


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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1253), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (773), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (116th), 14.0 career WAR/13.9 7yr-peak WAR/14.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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