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Bob Buhl

Robert Ray Buhl

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

Born: August 12, 1928 in Saginaw, MI
High School: Saginaw HS (Saginaw, MI)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1953 (Age 24.248)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cubs/Phillies 1953-1967

Final Game: April 30, 1967 (Age 38.261)
Died: February 16, 2001 in Titusville, FL
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 30, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #371. Jesse Orosco… #372. Jim Whitney… #373. James Shields… #374. BOB BUHL… #375. Candy Cummings… #376. Jim Bagby… #377. Matt Morris… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 MLN NL 13 8 .619 2.97 30 18 5 8 3 0 154.1 133 59 51 9 73 83 3 1 1 648 133 3.75 1.335 7.8 0.5 4.3 4.8 1.14
1954 25 MLN NL 2 7 .222 4.00 31 14 8 2 1 3 110.1 117 54 49 5 65 57 2 0 5 505 94 3.78 1.650 9.5 0.4 5.3 4.6 0.88
1955 26 MLN NL 13 11 .542 3.21 38 27 6 11 1 1 201.2 168 85 72 13 109 5 117 1 0 2 866 117 3.68 1.374 7.5 0.6 4.9 5.2 1.07
1956 27 MLN NL 18 8 .692 3.32 38 33 0 13 2 0 216.2 190 96 80 18 105 7 86 2 1 3 924 105 4.14 1.362 7.9 0.7 4.4 3.6 0.82 MVP-23
1957 28 MLN NL 18 7 .720 2.74 34 31 0 14 2 0 216.2 191 77 66 15 121 4 117 0 0 3 926 128 3.95 1.440 7.9 0.6 5.0 4.9 0.97 MVP-14
1958 29 MLN NL 5 2 .714 3.45 11 10 1 3 0 1 73.0 74 33 28 5 30 0 27 1 0 3 319 104 3.90 1.425 9.1 0.6 3.7 3.3 0.90
1959 30 MLN NL 15 9 .625 2.86 31 25 2 12 4 0 198.0 181 76 63 19 74 3 105 2 0 4 832 123 3.88 1.288 8.2 0.9 3.4 4.8 1.42
1960 ★ 31 MLN NL 16 9 .640 3.09 36 33 2 11 2 0 238.2 202 89 82 23 103 7 121 3 2 11 1008 111 4.10 1.278 7.6 0.9 3.9 4.6 1.17 AS
1961 32 MLN NL 9 10 .474 4.11 32 28 2 9 1 0 188.1 180 99 86 23 98 4 77 5 0 3 820 89 4.98 1.476 8.6 1.1 4.7 3.7 0.79
1962 33 TOT NL 12 14 .462 3.87 35 31 3 8 1 0 214.0 210 113 92 23 98 7 110 6 1 5 931 107 4.44 1.439 8.8 1.0 4.1 4.6 1.12
1962 33 MLN NL 0 1 .000 22.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 6 5 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 16 20 7.62 5.000 27.0 0.0 18.0 4.5 0.25
1962 33 CHC NL 12 13 .480 3.69 34 30 3 8 1 0 212.0 204 108 87 23 94 6 109 6 1 5 915 112 4.41 1.406 8.7 1.0 4.0 4.6 1.16
1963 34 CHC NL 11 14 .440 3.38 37 34 0 6 0 0 226.0 219 96 85 24 62 1 108 3 2 8 920 104 3.77 1.243 8.7 1.0 2.5 4.3 1.74
1964 35 CHC NL 15 14 .517 3.83 36 35 1 11 3 0 227.2 208 103 97 22 68 4 107 5 0 9 943 97 3.88 1.212 8.2 0.9 2.7 4.2 1.57
1965 36 CHC NL 13 11 .542 4.39 32 31 0 2 0 0 184.1 207 100 90 26 57 4 92 0 0 5 803 84 4.28 1.432 10.1 1.3 2.8 4.5 1.61
1966 37 TOT NL 6 8 .429 4.96 33 19 8 1 0 1 134.1 160 78 74 11 40 6 60 4 0 6 585 73 3.71 1.489 10.7 0.7 2.7 4.0 1.50
1966 37 CHC NL 0 0 15.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 4 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 28 8.55 2.143 15.4 3.9 3.9 3.9 1.00
1966 37 PHI NL 6 8 .429 4.77 32 18 8 1 0 1 132.0 156 74 70 10 39 6 59 4 0 6 573 76 3.62 1.477 10.6 0.7 2.7 4.0 1.51
1967 38 PHI NL 0 0 12.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 33 12.54 2.667 18.0 6.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
15 Yrs 166 132 .557 3.55 457 369 38 111 20 6 2587.0 2446 1162 1019 238 1105 52 1268 37 7 68 11045 103 4.05 1.373 8.5 0.8 3.8 4.4 1.15
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .557 3.55 38 30 3 9 2 0 213 201 96 84 20 91 104 3 1 6 909 103 4.05 1.373 8.5 0.8 3.8 4.4 1.15
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
MLN (10 yrs) 109 72 .602 3.27 282 220 26 83 16 5 1599.2 1442 673 582 130 782 31 791 19 4 35 6864 110 4.05 1.390 8.1 0.7 4.4 4.5 1.01
CHC (5 yrs) 51 52 .495 3.83 140 131 4 27 4 0 852.1 842 411 363 96 282 15 417 14 3 27 3593 98 4.08 1.319 8.9 1.0 3.0 4.4 1.48
PHI (2 yrs) 6 8 .429 4.93 35 18 8 1 0 1 135.0 162 78 74 12 41 6 60 4 0 6 588 73 3.82 1.504 10.8 0.8 2.7 4.0 1.46
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
1953 24 MLN NL 154.2 30 18 59 3.43 4.83 0.07 0.00 91.3 4.34 17 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.2 33 .558 .511
1954 25 MLN NL 110.1 31 14 54 4.40 4.62 0.10 0.00 94.2 4.26 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.1 0.9 10 .495 .499
1955 26 MLN NL 201.2 38 27 85 3.79 4.51 0.16 0.00 94.5 4.11 11 1.2 1.1 -0.1 3.2 28 .530 .507
1956 27 MLN NL 216.2 38 33 96 3.99 4.18 0.38 0.00 93.4 3.55 -7 -0.7 1.4 -0.1 1.4 11 .480 .495 MVP-23
1957 28 MLN NL 216.2 34 31 77 3.20 4.18 0.22 0.00 89.6 3.55 10 1.1 1.0 -0.1 3.2 30 .532 .507 MVP-14
1958 29 MLN NL 73.0 11 10 33 4.07 4.36 0.47 0.00 90.9 3.54 -4 -0.4 .3 -0.0 0.3 3 .464 .498
1959 30 MLN NL 198.0 31 25 76 3.45 4.26 -0.13 0.00 94.8 4.16 14 1.5 .7 -0.2 3.4 36 .549 .509
1960 ★ 31 MLN NL 238.2 36 33 89 3.36 4.07 -0.07 0.06 95.6 4.02 17 1.9 2.3 -0.1 4.3 41 .553 .512 AS
1961 32 MLN NL 188.1 32 28 99 4.73 4.41 0.39 0.06 94.9 3.87 -19 -1.9 .4 -0.0 0.1 2 .442 .489
1962 33 MLN NL 2.0 1 1 5 22.50 5.54 0.24 0.09 92.0 4.95 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .215 .498
1962 33 CHC NL 212.0 34 30 108 4.58 4.70 -0.16 0.07 101.6 5.01 9 0.9 .4 -0.1 3.0 32 .527 .506
1963 34 CHC NL 226.0 37 34 96 3.82 3.88 0.11 0.06 105.7 4.04 3 0.4 1.7 -0.1 2.6 26 .511 .502
1964 35 CHC NL 227.2 36 35 103 4.07 4.08 -0.11 0.07 104.3 4.44 7 0.8 .4 -0.1 3.0 31 .522 .505
1965 36 CHC NL 184.1 32 31 100 4.88 4.04 -0.13 0.06 103.4 4.37 -10 -1.1 .2 -0.1 0.6 7 .465 .493
1966 37 CHC NL 2.1 1 1 4 15.43 3.99 -0.30 0.07 106.0 4.62 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .261 .499
1966 37 PHI NL 132.0 32 18 74 5.05 4.18 -0.02 0.02 97.6 4.12 -15 -1.6 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -2 .450 .490
1967 38 PHI NL 2.2 3 0 4 13.50 4.63 -0.27 -0.20 98.0 4.62 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .405 .498
15 Seasons 2587.0 457 369 1162 4.04 4.28 0.07 0.03 97.1 4.12 22 2.8 1.1 -1.4 27.9 279 .506 .502
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
MLN (10 yrs) 1600.0 282 220 673 3.79 4.34 0.16 0.02 93.4 3.93 34 4.0 1.2 -0.8 19.6 191 .514 .503
CHC (5 yrs) 852.1 140 131 411 4.34 4.17 -0.07 0.06 103.8 4.46 6 0.7 .8 -0.5 9.0 92 .505 .502
PHI (2 yrs) 134.2 35 18 78 5.21 4.19 -0.03 0.02 97.6 4.13 -18 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -4 .446 .491

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
1957 ❍ 28 MLN NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 10.80 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.1 6 5 4 2 6 0 4 0 0 1 21 3.600 16.2 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67
1 WS 0 1 .000 10.80 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.1 6 5 4 2 6 0 4 0 0 1 21 3.600 16.2 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67

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
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 MLN NL 30 61 53 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 18 .113 .145 .113 .259 -30 6 1 0 5 1
1954 25 MLN NL 31 33 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .032 .091 .032 .123 -65 1 0 0 0 0 1
1955 26 MLN NL 38 67 57 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 24 .105 .150 .105 .255 -29 6 2 0 7 0 0 1
1956 27 MLN NL 38 80 73 1 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 34 .096 .108 .123 .231 -36 9 0 0 6 0 0 1 MVP-23
1957 28 MLN NL 34 82 73 4 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 34 .082 .152 .082 .234 -32 6 1 0 3 0 0 1 MVP-14
1958 29 MLN NL 11 26 25 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1959 30 MLN NL 31 74 70 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 38 .057 .083 .057 .140 -60 4 1 0 2 0 0 1
1960 ★ 31 MLN NL 36 92 89 4 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 40 .157 .157 .157 .315 -10 14 2 0 3 0 0 1 AS
1961 32 MLN NL 32 67 60 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 30 .067 .138 .067 .205 -41 4 1 0 2 0 0 1
1962 33 TOT NL 35 85 70 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 36 .000 .090 .000 .090 -74 0 0 1 7 1 0 1
1962 33 MLN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 33 CHC NL 34 84 69 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 35 .000 .091 .000 .091 -73 0 0 1 7 1 0 1
1963 34 CHC NL 37 81 74 2 8 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 28 .108 .108 .108 .216 -39 8 1 0 7 0 0 1
1964 35 CHC NL 36 85 73 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 31 .096 .163 .096 .258 -26 7 1 0 5 1 0 1
1965 36 CHC NL 32 72 67 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 36 .060 .100 .060 .160 -54 4 0 0 2 0 0 1
1966 37 TOT NL 33 48 42 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 22 .095 .156 .095 .251 -28 4 0 1 3 0 0 1
1966 37 CHC NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1966 37 PHI NL 32 47 41 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 22 .098 .159 .098 .257 -26 4 0 1 3 0 0 1
1967 38 PHI NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 457 953 857 31 76 2 0 0 26 2 2 38 389 .089 .129 .091 .220 -38 78 10 2 53 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 338 304 11 27 1 0 0 9 1 1 13 138 .089 .129 .091 .220 -38 28 4 1 19
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
MLN (10 yrs) 282 583 532 21 53 2 0 0 16 0 0 21 237 .100 .134 .103 .237 -33 55 8 0 29 0 0
CHC (5 yrs) 140 323 284 10 19 0 0 0 9 2 2 15 130 .067 .116 .067 .183 -48 19 2 1 21 2 0
PHI (2 yrs) 35 47 41 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 22 .098 .159 .098 .257 -26 4 0 1 3 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
1953 24 MLN NL 30 61 -11 0 -0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1954 25 MLN NL 31 33 -7 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1955 26 MLN NL 38 67 -12 -0 -0 0 7 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .485 .497 -0.6 -0.1 -5 1
1956 27 MLN NL 38 80 -14 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .485 .496 -0.6 -0.1 -5 1 MVP-23
1957 28 MLN NL 34 82 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1 MVP-14
1958 29 MLN NL 11 26 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1959 30 MLN NL 31 74 -16 0 -0 0 9 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .476 .495 -0.7 0.0 -7 1
1960 ★ 31 MLN NL 36 92 -12 0 -0 0 10 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1 AS
1961 32 MLN NL 32 67 -11 -0 1 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1962 33 MLN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1962 33 CHC NL 34 84 -19 -1 1 0 10 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .472 .494 -0.9 0.0 -9 1
1963 34 CHC NL 37 81 -13 -0 0 0 9 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1964 35 CHC NL 36 85 -12 -1 0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1965 36 CHC NL 32 72 -13 -0 0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
1966 37 CHC NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1966 37 PHI NL 32 47 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1967 38 PHI NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
15 Seasons 457 953 -163 -2 2 0 107 -56 -6.2 0 -56 -6.2 .487 .497 -6.0 -0.1 -56
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
MLN (10 yrs) 282 583 -98 0 1 0 64 -33 -3.7 0 -33 -3.7 .488 .497 -3.5 -0.2 -33
CHC (5 yrs) 140 323 -58 -2 1 0 38 -21 -2.3 0 -21 -2.3 .483 .496 -2.3 0.1 -21
PHI (2 yrs) 35 47 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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
1957 ❍ 28 MLN NL WS NYY W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1953 MLN NL 24 P 30 18 8 154.1 40 14 25 1 3 .975 2.27 1.30 .956 2.06 2.02 3 4 57% 0
1954 MLN NL 25 P 31 14 2 110.1 24 5 18 1 1 .958 1.88 0.74 .960 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 0
1955 MLN NL 26 P 38 27 11 201.2 44 12 30 2 1 .955 1.87 1.11 .950 2.04 2.02 4 6 60% 44% 0
1956 MLN NL 27 P 38 33 13 216.2 55 19 35 1 2 .982 2.24 1.42 .966 2.05 2.03 2 6 75% 41% 1 MVP-23
1957 MLN NL 28 P 34 31 14 216.2 41 14 25 2 2 .951 1.62 1.15 .962 2.06 2.08 4 11 73% 39% 1 MVP-14
1958 MLN NL 29 P 11 10 3 73.0 26 5 19 2 0 .923 2.96 2.18 .955 1.97 1.96 0 0 0
1959 MLN NL 30 P 31 25 12 198.0 65 21 43 1 4 .985 2.91 2.06 .954 1.99 1.97 2 11 85% 38% 0
1960 MLN NL 31 P 36 33 11 238.2 77 26 50 1 3 .987 2.87 2.11 .962 2.09 2.08 8 9 53% 40% 0 AS
1961 MLN NL 32 P 32 28 9 188.1 54 16 37 1 1 .981 2.53 1.66 .959 2.18 2.15 9 8 47% 38% 1
1962 TOT NL 33 P 35 31 8 214.0 47 15 29 3 2 .936 1.85 1.26 .948 2.07 2.05 5 9 64% 34% 0
1962 MLN NL 33 P 1 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00 0 0 0
1962 CHC NL 33 P 34 30 8 212.0 47 15 29 3 2 .936 1.87 1.29 .948 2.07 2.05 5 9 64% 34% 0
1963 CHC NL 34 P 37 34 6 226.0 56 12 44 0 5 1.000 2.23 1.51 .951 2.06 2.06 7 13 65% 42% 0
1964 CHC NL 35 P 36 35 11 227.2 70 22 48 0 4 1.000 2.77 1.94 .953 2.14 2.13 7 9 56% 40% 2
1965 CHC NL 36 P 32 31 2 184.1 50 14 34 2 0 .960 2.34 1.50 .956 2.08 2.08 10 3 23% 36% 0
1966 TOT NL 37 P 33 19 1 134.1 40 16 23 1 3 .975 2.61 1.18 .947 1.96 1.96 4 10 71% 40% 3
1966 CHC NL 37 P 1 1 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.86 1.00 .950 1.93 2.00 0 0 0
1966 PHI NL 37 P 32 18 1 132.0 39 16 22 1 3 .974 2.59 1.19 .947 1.96 1.96 4 10 71% 40% 3
1967 PHI NL 38 P 3 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 3.00 0.33 .960 2.10 2.00 0 0 0
15 Seasons P 457 369 111 2587.0 690 211 461 18 32 .974 2.34 1.47 .956 2.07 2.05 69 103 60% 38% 8
15 Seasons TOT 457 369 111 2587.0 690 211 461 18 32 .974 2.34 1.47 .956 2.07 2.05 69 103 60% 38% 8
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (23, 2%)
1957 NL (14, 4%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1960 NL  4.3 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1953 NL  2.97 (3rd)
1955 NL  3.21 (3rd)
1956 NL  3.32 (9th)
1957 NL  2.74 (4th)
1959 NL  2.86 (3rd)
1960 NL  3.09 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (9th)
1956 NL  18 (7th)
1957 NL  18 (3rd)
1959 NL  15 (9th)
1960 NL  16 (9th)
Career  166 (198th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1953 NL  .619 (10th)
1956 NL  .692 (4th)
1957 NL  .720 (1st)
1959 NL  .625 (6th)
1960 NL  .640 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 NL  7.756 (4th)
1955 NL  7.498 (2nd)
1956 NL  7.892 (8th)
1957 NL  7.934 (4th)
1959 NL  8.227 (8th)
1960 NL  7.617 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  5.222 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1960 NL  238.7 (10th)
Career  2,587.0 (220th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1955 NL  117 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1956 NL  33 (8th)
1957 NL  31 (10th)
1960 NL  33 (9th)
1963 NL  34 (9th)
1964 NL  35 (7th)
Career  369 (170th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1955 NL  11 (10th)
1956 NL  13 (8th)
1957 NL  14 (5th)
1959 NL  12 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (6th)
1956 NL  2 (10th)
1957 NL  2 (10th)
1959 NL  4 (1st)
1964 NL  3 (10th)
Career  20 (244th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1960 NL  23 (10th)
1963 NL  24 (7th)
1964 NL  22 (9th)
1965 NL  26 (5th)
Career  238 (134th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1953 NL  73 (10th)
1955 NL  109 (2nd)
1956 NL  105 (2nd)
1957 NL  121 (2nd)
1960 NL  103 (1st)
1961 NL  98 (4th)
1962 NL  98 (3rd)
Career  1,105 (74th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 NL  0.525 (4th)
1955 NL  0.580 (1st)
1956 NL  0.748 (5th)
1957 NL  0.623 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1962 NL  14 (10th)
1964 NL  14 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  85 (9th)
1964 NL  97 (7th)
Career  1,019 (224th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1954 NL  5 (7th)
1960 NL  11 (3rd)
1964 NL  9 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1956 NL  924 (10th)
1957 NL  926 (10th)
1960 NL  1,008 (10th)
Career  11,045 (213th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1953 NL  133 (4th)
1955 NL  117 (8th)
1957 NL  128 (5th)
1959 NL  123 (8th)
1960 NL  111 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1953 NL  3.75 (10th)
1955 NL  3.68 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  18 (10th)
1957 NL  19 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1953 NL  1.8 (10th)
1957 NL  2.0 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1957 NL  22.30 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.9 (8th)
1957 NL  2.9 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1957 NL  2.5 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1956 NL  19 (4th)
1959 NL  21 (4th)
1960 NL  26 (4th)
1964 NL  22 (5th)
Career  211 (89th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1959 NL  2.91 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.87 (4th)
1964 NL  2.77 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1959 NL  2.06 (1st)
1960 NL  2.11 (3rd)
1964 NL  1.94 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1959 NL  .985 (5th)
1960 NL  .987 (5th)
1963 NL  1.000 (1st)
1964 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 NL  born 1928-08-12 (6th)
1967 NL  born 1928-08-12 (4th)


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 - 96 (229), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 37 (377), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 19 (342), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (465th), 21.8 career WAR/19.6 7yr-peak WAR/20.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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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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