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Jim Bunning

James Paul David Bunning

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 23, 1931 in Southgate, KY
High School: St. Xavier HS (Cincinnati, OH)
School: Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1955 (Age 23.270)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Phillies/Pirates/Dodgers 1955-1971

Final Game: September 3, 1971 (Age 39.315)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1996.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #62. Tim Keefe… #63. Tim Hudson… #64. Amos Rusie… #65. JIM BUNNING… #66. Eddie Cicotte… #67. Frank Tanana… #68. David Cone… 

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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
1955 23 DET AL 3 5 .375 6.35 15 8 3 0 0 1 51.0 59 38 36 8 32 2 37 3 0 1 241 62 5.01 1.784 10.4 1.4 5.6 6.5 1.16
1956 24 DET AL 5 1 .833 3.71 15 3 5 0 0 1 53.1 55 24 22 6 28 4 34 0 0 3 245 113 4.13 1.556 9.3 1.0 4.7 5.7 1.21
1957 ★ 25 DET AL 20 8 .714 2.69 45 30 4 14 1 1 267.1 214 91 80 33 72 5 182 11 1 4 1081 144 3.63 1.070 7.2 1.1 2.4 6.1 2.53 AS,MVP-9
1958 26 DET AL 14 12 .538 3.52 35 34 0 10 3 0 219.2 188 96 86 28 79 4 177 10 3 5 923 115 3.74 1.215 7.7 1.1 3.2 7.3 2.24
1959 ★ 27 DET AL 17 13 .567 3.89 40 35 4 14 1 1 249.2 220 111 108 37 75 0 201 11 1 1 1037 104 3.89 1.182 7.9 1.3 2.7 7.2 2.68 AS
1960 28 DET AL 11 14 .440 2.79 36 34 1 10 3 0 252.0 217 92 78 20 64 7 201 11 0 2 1024 143 2.86 1.115 7.8 0.7 2.3 7.2 3.14 MVP-24
1961 ★ 29 DET AL 17 11 .607 3.19 38 37 1 12 4 1 268.0 232 113 95 25 71 3 194 9 0 2 1110 129 3.23 1.131 7.8 0.8 2.4 6.5 2.73 AS
1962 ★ 30 DET AL 19 10 .655 3.59 41 35 6 12 2 6 258.0 262 112 103 28 74 3 184 13 0 4 1103 114 3.61 1.302 9.1 1.0 2.6 6.4 2.49 AS,MVP-21
1963 ★ 31 DET AL 12 13 .480 3.88 39 35 3 6 2 1 248.1 245 119 107 38 69 3 196 5 0 4 1051 97 3.78 1.264 8.9 1.4 2.5 7.1 2.84 AS
1964 ★ 32 PHI NL 19 8 .704 2.63 41 39 2 13 5 2 284.1 248 99 83 23 46 3 219 14 0 2 1145 132 2.75 1.034 7.8 0.7 1.5 6.9 4.76 AS,MVP-13
1965 33 PHI NL 19 9 .679 2.60 39 39 0 15 7 0 291.0 253 92 84 23 62 10 268 12 0 1 1191 132 2.47 1.082 7.8 0.7 1.9 8.3 4.32
1966 ★ 34 PHI NL 19 14 .576 2.41 43 41 2 16 5 1 314.0 260 91 84 26 55 8 252 19 1 5 1254 150 2.73 1.003 7.5 0.7 1.6 7.2 4.58 AS
1967 35 PHI NL 17 15 .531 2.29 40 40 0 16 6 0 302.1 241 94 77 18 73 20 253 13 1 4 1216 149 2.49 1.039 7.2 0.5 2.2 7.5 3.47 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 36 PIT NL 4 14 .222 3.88 27 26 0 3 1 0 160.0 168 75 69 14 48 6 95 8 0 3 684 75 3.38 1.350 9.5 0.8 2.7 5.3 1.98
1969 37 TOT NL 13 10 .565 3.69 34 34 0 5 0 0 212.1 212 97 87 15 59 4 157 7 1 4 892 94 2.88 1.276 9.0 0.6 2.5 6.7 2.66
1969 37 PIT NL 10 9 .526 3.81 25 25 0 4 0 0 156.0 147 74 66 10 49 4 124 6 1 4 654 92 2.81 1.256 8.5 0.6 2.8 7.2 2.53
1969 37 LAD NL 3 1 .750 3.36 9 9 0 1 0 0 56.1 65 23 21 5 10 0 33 1 0 0 238 99 3.08 1.331 10.4 0.8 1.6 5.3 3.30
1970 38 PHI NL 10 15 .400 4.11 34 33 0 4 0 0 219.0 233 111 100 19 56 9 147 8 0 1 937 98 3.30 1.320 9.6 0.8 2.3 6.0 2.63
1971 39 PHI NL 5 12 .294 5.48 29 16 8 1 0 1 110.0 126 72 67 11 37 7 58 6 0 1 484 65 3.87 1.482 10.3 0.9 3.0 4.7 1.57
17 Yrs 224 184 .549 3.27 591 519 39 151 40 16 3760.1 3433 1527 1366 372 1000 98 2855 160 8 47 15618 115 3.22 1.179 8.2 0.9 2.4 6.8 2.86
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .549 3.27 36 32 2 9 2 1 230 210 94 84 23 61 6 175 10 0 3 957 115 3.22 1.179 8.2 0.9 2.4 6.8 2.86
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
DET (9 yrs) 118 87 .576 3.45 304 251 27 78 16 12 1867.1 1692 796 715 223 564 31 1406 73 5 26 7815 116 3.59 1.208 8.2 1.1 2.7 6.8 2.49
PHI (6 yrs) 89 73 .549 2.93 226 208 12 65 23 4 1520.2 1361 559 495 120 329 57 1197 72 2 14 6227 122 2.80 1.111 8.1 0.7 1.9 7.1 3.64
PIT (2 yrs) 14 23 .378 3.84 52 51 0 7 1 0 316.0 315 149 135 24 97 10 219 14 1 7 1338 83 3.10 1.304 9.0 0.7 2.8 6.2 2.26
LAD (1 yr) 3 1 .750 3.36 9 9 0 1 0 0 56.1 65 23 21 5 10 0 33 1 0 0 238 99 3.08 1.331 10.4 0.8 1.6 5.3 3.30
NL (8 yrs) 106 97 .522 3.10 287 268 12 73 24 4 1893.0 1741 731 651 149 436 67 1449 87 3 21 7803 113 2.86 1.150 8.3 0.7 2.1 6.9 3.32
AL (9 yrs) 118 87 .576 3.45 304 251 27 78 16 12 1867.1 1692 796 715 223 564 31 1406 73 5 26 7815 116 3.59 1.208 8.2 1.1 2.7 6.8 2.49
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
1955 23 DET AL 51.0 15 8 38 6.71 4.32 -0.01 0.00 100.0 4.33 -14 -1.4 .9 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .410 .492 $5,700
1956 24 DET AL 53.1 15 3 24 4.05 4.66 -0.06 0.00 100.1 4.73 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.8 9 .525 .502 $7,000
1957 ★ 25 DET AL 266.2 45 30 91 3.07 4.27 0.17 0.00 102.2 4.19 34 4.0 1.8 0.1 6.3 54 .589 .525 $8,500 AS,MVP-9
1958 26 DET AL 219.2 35 34 96 3.93 4.29 0.14 0.00 106.1 4.41 12 1.3 .8 -0.1 3.1 29 .538 .508 $15,500
1959 ★ 27 DET AL 249.2 40 35 111 4.00 4.35 0.07 0.00 105.5 4.52 17 1.8 2.4 -0.1 3.8 35 .545 .511 $20,000 AS
1960 28 DET AL 252.0 36 34 92 3.29 4.46 0.04 0.08 103.1 4.63 40 4.6 2.9 -0.1 6.7 58 .628 .529 $24,000 MVP-24
1961 ★ 29 DET AL 268.1 38 37 113 3.79 4.41 0.35 0.07 103.4 4.28 16 1.7 2.2 -0.1 3.7 37 .544 .510 $28,000 AS
1962 ★ 30 DET AL 258.0 41 35 112 3.91 4.39 -0.10 0.07 101.5 4.62 24 2.6 2.4 -0.1 4.7 42 .564 .516 $35,000 AS,MVP-21
1963 ★ 31 DET AL 248.1 39 35 119 4.31 4.07 0.21 0.06 103.6 4.06 -4 -0.4 3.2 -0.2 1.5 12 .489 .497 $39,000 AS
1964 ★ 32 PHI NL 284.1 41 39 99 3.13 3.89 -0.07 0.06 98.1 3.95 23 2.7 4.1 -0.1 5.4 52 .565 .517 $39,000 AS,MVP-13
1965 33 PHI NL 291.0 39 39 92 2.85 3.95 -0.23 0.07 98.5 4.19 43 5.4 -0.2 8.1 70 .637 .533 $50,000
1966 ★ 34 PHI NL 314.0 43 41 91 2.61 4.08 -0.02 0.07 98.5 4.11 49 6.0 2.2 -0.2 8.9 80 .639 .537 $50,000 AS
1967 35 PHI NL 302.1 40 40 94 2.80 3.79 -0.21 0.06 101.1 4.10 40 5.1 -0.2 7.8 69 .628 .532 $45,000 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 36 PIT NL 160.0 27 26 75 4.22 3.39 0.37 0.05 96.6 2.96 -25 -2.8 1.5 -0.1 -1.4 -11 .396 .483 $45,000
1969 37 PIT NL 156.0 25 25 74 4.27 3.99 -0.01 0.06 97.1 3.94 -7 -0.8 -0.1 0.6 8 .468 .495 $75,000
1969 37 LAD NL 56.1 9 9 23 3.67 3.83 0.13 0.06 92.1 3.46 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 3 .476 .499
1970 38 PHI NL 219.0 34 33 111 4.56 4.61 -0.46 0.07 99.6 5.11 11 1.1 .6 -0.1 3.1 34 .534 .507
1971 39 PHI NL 110.0 29 16 72 5.89 3.82 0.05 0.00 102.0 3.85 -26 -2.8 1.4 -0.2 -2.0 -16 .405 .483
17 Seasons 3760.0 591 519 1527 3.66 4.14 0.01 0.05 101.0 4.23 234 28.3 1.8 -1.9 60.3 556 .548 .513 $486,700
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
DET (9 yrs) 1867.0 304 251 796 3.84 4.33 0.12 0.04 103.4 4.39 128 14.6 1.8 -0.7 29.5 265 .548 .512 $182,700
PHI (6 yrs) 1520.2 226 208 559 3.31 4.02 -0.17 0.06 99.4 4.22 140 17.5 1.8 -1.0 31.4 291 .578 .520 $184,000
PIT (2 yrs) 316.0 52 51 149 4.24 3.68 0.18 0.05 96.9 3.44 -32 -3.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.9 -3 .431 .489 $120,000
LAD (1 yr) 56.1 9 9 23 3.67 3.83 0.13 0.06 92.1 3.46 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 3 .476 .499

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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
1955 23 DET AL 15 17 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 9 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 24 DET AL 15 20 18 4 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .333 .444 .778 104 8 1 0 2 0 0 1
1957 ★ 25 DET AL 45 104 94 10 20 2 1 1 4 0 0 5 29 .213 .253 .287 .540 46 27 6 0 5 0 0 1 AS,MVP-9
1958 26 DET AL 36 84 75 7 14 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 24 .187 .218 .213 .431 16 16 3 0 6 0 0 1
1959 ★ 27 DET AL 40 102 89 7 17 0 1 1 7 0 0 5 25 .191 .234 .247 .481 29 22 5 0 8 0 0 1 AS
1960 28 DET AL 38 93 81 2 13 1 0 0 4 0 2 3 22 .160 .188 .173 .361 -3 14 1 0 8 1 0 1 MVP-24
1961 ★ 29 DET AL 38 104 100 6 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 30 .130 .147 .140 .287 -23 14 3 0 2 0 0 1 AS
1962 ★ 30 DET AL 43 102 95 9 23 2 1 1 5 0 0 1 19 .242 .255 .316 .571 51 30 1 1 4 1 0 1 AS,MVP-21
1963 ★ 31 DET AL 41 94 84 4 13 1 1 0 5 0 0 4 15 .155 .193 .190 .384 7 16 4 0 6 0 0 1 AS
1964 ★ 32 PHI NL 41 109 99 4 12 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 29 .121 .120 .141 .261 -26 14 2 0 9 1 0 1 AS,MVP-13
1965 33 PHI NL 39 108 103 6 22 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 25 .214 .221 .252 .474 35 26 0 0 4 0 0 1
1966 ★ 34 PHI NL 43 114 106 10 19 3 0 0 5 0 0 3 39 .179 .200 .208 .408 14 22 3 0 4 1 0 1 AS
1967 35 PHI NL 40 112 104 8 17 3 0 2 12 0 0 1 33 .163 .171 .250 .421 19 26 1 0 7 0 0 1 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 36 PIT NL 27 53 51 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 .098 .098 .118 .216 -35 6 1 0 2 0 0 1
1969 37 TOT NL 34 78 65 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 18 .062 .103 .062 .164 -52 4 3 0 10 0 0 1
1969 37 PIT NL 25 57 47 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .043 .100 .043 .143 -58 2 2 0 7 0 0 1
1969 37 LAD NL 9 21 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .111 .222 -35 2 1 0 3 0 0 /1
1970 38 PHI NL 35 77 71 1 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 18 .127 .149 .127 .275 -24 9 2 0 3 1 0 1
1971 39 PHI NL 31 30 25 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 9 .120 .148 .240 .388 9 6 0 0 3 1 0 1
17 Yrs 601 1401 1275 82 213 21 4 7 75 0 2 34 362 .167 .188 .206 .395 9 263 36 1 85 6 0
162 Game Avg. 162 378 344 22 57 6 1 2 20 0 1 9 98 .167 .188 .206 .395 9 71 10 0 23 2 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
DET (9 yrs) 311 720 651 49 122 11 4 3 33 0 2 23 174 .187 .216 .230 .446 20 150 24 1 43 2 0
PHI (6 yrs) 229 550 508 30 82 9 0 4 37 0 0 8 153 .161 .173 .203 .376 5 103 8 0 30 4 0
PIT (2 yrs) 52 110 98 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 29 .071 .099 .082 .181 -46 8 3 0 9 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 9 21 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .111 .222 -35 2 1 0 3 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 290 681 624 33 91 10 0 4 42 0 0 11 188 .146 .160 .181 .341 -4 113 12 0 42 4 0
AL (9 yrs) 311 720 651 49 122 11 4 3 33 0 2 23 174 .187 .216 .230 .446 20 150 24 1 43 2 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
1955 23 DET AL 15 17 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,700 1
1956 24 DET AL 15 20 1 -0 -0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .516 .502 0.2 0.0 2 $7,000 1
1957 ★ 25 DET AL 45 104 -4 0 -0 0 11 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .517 .505 0.7 -0.0 7 $8,500 1 AS,MVP-9
1958 26 DET AL 36 84 -9 -0 -0 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $15,500 1
1959 ★ 27 DET AL 40 102 -9 -0 -1 0 12 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 $20,000 1 AS
1960 28 DET AL 38 93 -11 -1 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $24,000 1 MVP-24
1961 ★ 29 DET AL 38 104 -19 -0 -1 0 12 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .481 .495 -0.7 -0.0 -7 $28,000 1 AS
1962 ★ 30 DET AL 43 102 -7 -1 0 0 12 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .512 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $35,000 1 AS,MVP-21
1963 ★ 31 DET AL 41 94 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $39,000 1 AS
1964 ★ 32 PHI NL 41 109 -17 0 -0 0 13 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $39,000 1 AS,MVP-13
1965 33 PHI NL 39 108 -9 -1 1 0 13 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $50,000 1
1966 ★ 34 PHI NL 43 114 -12 -0 -0 0 12 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $50,000 1 AS
1967 35 PHI NL 40 112 -11 -1 -0 0 12 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $45,000 1 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 36 PIT NL 27 53 -8 0 -0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $45,000 1
1969 37 PIT NL 25 57 -10 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $75,000 1
1969 37 LAD NL 9 21 -4 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1970 38 PHI NL 35 77 -13 -0 -0 0 9 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1971 39 PHI NL 31 30 -3 -1 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
17 Seasons 601 1401 -158 -5 -1 0 158 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .499 .500 -0.8 0.0 -6 $486,700
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (9 yrs) 311 720 -71 -2 -1 0 81 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .502 .501 0.7 -0.2 7 $182,700
PHI (6 yrs) 229 550 -65 -3 -0 0 62 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .497 .499 -0.6 0.1 -6 $184,000
PIT (2 yrs) 52 110 -18 -0 -0 0 12 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .485 .498 -0.8 0.0 -6 $120,000
LAD (1 yr) 9 21 -4 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1955 DET AL 23 P 15 8 0 51.0 13 4 8 1 1 .923 2.12 0.80 .956 1.99 1.97 3 0 0% 47% 0
1956 DET AL 24 P 15 3 0 53.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.53 .950 1.92 1.91 2 0 0% 44% 1
1957 DET AL 25 P 45 30 14 267.1 31 12 19 0 0 1.000 1.04 0.69 .963 1.99 2.00 8 9 53% 47% 0 AS,MVP-9
1958 DET AL 26 P 35 34 10 219.2 25 9 16 0 0 1.000 1.02 0.71 .963 1.95 1.93 6 4 40% 47% 1
1959 DET AL 27 P 40 35 14 249.2 30 11 16 3 1 .900 0.97 0.68 .955 2.05 2.03 13 8 38% 40% 0 AS
1960 DET AL 28 P 36 34 10 252.0 42 11 31 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.17 .967 1.96 1.95 11 12 52% 40% 0 MVP-24
1961 DET AL 29 P 38 37 12 268.0 53 21 29 3 6 .943 1.68 1.32 .954 2.05 2.02 13 11 46% 36% 0 AS
1962 DET AL 30 P 41 35 12 258.0 30 17 13 0 1 1.000 1.05 0.73 .958 2.08 2.07 15 8 35% 36% 0 AS,MVP-21
1963 DET AL 31 P 39 35 6 248.1 44 18 25 1 1 .977 1.56 1.10 .955 1.99 2.00 6 5 45% 33% 1 AS
1964 PHI NL 32 P 41 39 13 284.1 44 10 31 3 2 .932 1.30 1.00 .953 2.14 2.13 8 4 33% 40% 0 AS,MVP-13
1965 PHI NL 33 P 39 39 15 291.0 72 29 40 3 2 .958 2.13 1.77 .956 2.08 2.08 10 8 44% 36% 1
1966 PHI NL 34 P 43 41 16 314.0 50 18 30 2 0 .960 1.38 1.12 .947 1.96 1.96 22 11 33% 40% 0 AS
1967 PHI NL 35 P 40 40 16 302.1 50 16 33 1 1 .980 1.46 1.23 .960 2.00 2.00 23 11 32% 40% 0 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 PIT NL 36 P 27 26 3 160.0 25 6 17 2 1 .920 1.29 0.85 .958 2.01 2.02 10 7 41% 40% 0
1969 TOT NL 37 P 34 34 5 212.1 21 5 15 1 2 .952 0.85 0.59 .958 1.95 1.94 17 9 35% 40% 0
1969 PIT NL 37 P 25 25 4 156.0 14 4 9 1 2 .929 0.75 0.52 .958 1.95 1.94 8 6 43% 40% 0
1969 LAD NL 37 P 9 9 1 56.1 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.78 .959 1.95 1.94 9 3 25% 40% 0
1970 PHI NL 38 P 34 33 4 219.0 41 12 27 2 1 .951 1.60 1.15 .951 1.85 1.84 29 7 19% 33% 0
1971 PHI NL 39 P 29 16 1 110.0 22 5 16 1 1 .955 1.72 0.72 .954 1.90 1.90 12 5 29% 35% 0
17 Seasons P 591 519 151 3760.1 601 206 372 23 20 .962 1.38 0.98 .956 2.00 1.99 208 119 36% 39% 4
17 Seasons TOT 591 519 151 3760.1 601 206 372 23 20 .962 1.38 0.98 .956 2.00 1.99 208 119 36% 39% 4
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
1977 BBWAA (38.1%)
1978 BBWAA (47.8%)
1979 BBWAA (34.0%)
1980 BBWAA (46.0%)
1981 BBWAA (40.9%)
1982 BBWAA (33.3%)
1983 BBWAA (36.9%)
1984 BBWAA (49.9%)
1985 BBWAA (54.2%)
1986 BBWAA (65.6%)
1987 BBWAA (70.0%)
1988 BBWAA (74.2%)
1989 BBWAA (63.3%)
1990 BBWAA (57.9%)
1991 BBWAA (63.7%)
1996 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1996
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 AL (9, 14%)
1960 AL (24, 1%)
1962 AL (21, 3%)
1964 NL (13, 8%)
1967 NL (22, 2%)
0.28 Career Shares (643rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1967 NL (2, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (233rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1964 June NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1957 AL  7.0 (4th)
1960 AL  6.5 (2nd)
1962 AL  5.2 (10th)
1965 NL  8.5 (5th)
1966 NL  8.9 (5th)
1967 NL  8.0 (4th)
Career  59.4 (183rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1957 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1959 AL  3.8 (9th)
1960 AL  6.7 (1st)
1962 AL  4.7 (6th)
1964 NL  5.4 (9th)
1965 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1966 NL  8.9 (3rd)
1967 NL  7.8 (1st)
Career  60.3 (59th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1957 AL  2.69 (3rd)
1960 AL  2.79 (2nd)
1961 AL  3.19 (8th)
1964 NL  2.63 (5th)
1965 NL  2.60 (5th)
1966 NL  2.41 (4th)
1967 NL  2.29 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  20 (1st)
1958 AL  14 (8th)
1959 AL  17 (4th)
1961 AL  17 (4th)
1962 AL  19 (5th)
1964 NL  19 (4th)
1965 NL  19 (8th)
1966 NL  19 (6th)
1967 NL  17 (3rd)
Career  224 (68th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1957 AL  .714 (3rd)
1962 AL  .655 (8th)
1964 NL  .704 (4th)
1965 NL  .679 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1957 AL  1.070 (2nd)
1958 AL  1.215 (9th)
1959 AL  1.182 (9th)
1960 AL  1.115 (2nd)
1961 AL  1.131 (4th)
1964 NL  1.034 (4th)
1965 NL  1.082 (4th)
1966 NL  1.003 (3rd)
1967 NL  1.039 (2nd)
Career  1.179 (103rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1957 AL  7.205 (2nd)
1958 AL  7.703 (7th)
1959 AL  7.931 (10th)
1960 AL  7.750 (4th)
1964 NL  7.850 (10th)
1965 NL  7.825 (9th)
1966 NL  7.452 (7th)
1967 NL  7.174 (7th)
Career  8.217 (202nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1957 AL  2.424 (5th)
1960 AL  2.286 (6th)
1961 AL  2.384 (8th)
1964 NL  1.456 (1st)
1965 NL  1.918 (8th)
1966 NL  1.576 (5th)
1970 NL  2.301 (10th)
Career  2.393 (244th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1957 AL  6.127 (4th)
1958 AL  7.252 (2nd)
1959 AL  7.246 (2nd)
1960 AL  7.179 (1st)
1961 AL  6.515 (6th)
1962 AL  6.419 (8th)
1963 AL  7.103 (5th)
1964 NL  6.932 (9th)
1965 NL  8.289 (4th)
1966 NL  7.223 (8th)
1967 NL  7.531 (6th)
Career  6.833 (140th)

Games Played s c a p y
Career  591 (215th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1957 AL  267.3 (1st)
1959 AL  249.7 (2nd)
1960 AL  252.0 (5th)
1961 AL  268.0 (3rd)
1962 AL  258.0 (3rd)
1963 AL  248.3 (8th)
1964 NL  284.3 (4th)
1965 NL  291.0 (6th)
1966 NL  314.0 (2nd)
1967 NL  302.3 (1st)
Career  3,760.3 (54th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1957 AL  182 (2nd)
1958 AL  177 (2nd)
1959 AL  201 (1st)
1960 AL  201 (1st)
1961 AL  194 (3rd)
1962 AL  184 (2nd)
1963 AL  196 (2nd)
1964 NL  219 (5th)
1965 NL  268 (4th)
1966 NL  252 (2nd)
1967 NL  253 (1st)
Career  2,855 (17th)

Games Started s c a p y
1957 AL  30 (7th)
1958 AL  34 (2nd)
1959 AL  35 (3rd)
1960 AL  34 (5th)
1961 AL  37 (2nd)
1962 AL  35 (4th)
1963 AL  35 (6th)
1964 NL  39 (2nd)
1965 NL  39 (5th)
1966 NL  41 (1st)
1967 NL  40 (1st)
Career  519 (40th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1957 AL  14 (4th)
1959 AL  14 (4th)
1960 AL  10 (9th)
1961 AL  12 (4th)
1962 AL  12 (5th)
1964 NL  13 (9th)
1965 NL  15 (6th)
1966 NL  16 (5th)
1967 NL  16 (5th)
Career  151 (224th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1958 AL  3 (6th)
1960 AL  3 (4th)
1961 AL  4 (3rd)
1964 NL  5 (2nd)
1965 NL  7 (3rd)
1966 NL  5 (1st)
1967 NL  6 (1st)
Career  40 (44th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  33 (2nd)
1958 AL  28 (4th)
1959 AL  37 (1st)
1962 AL  28 (5th)
1963 AL  38 (1st)
1964 NL  23 (5th)
1965 NL  23 (10th)
1966 NL  26 (7th)
Career  372 (21st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  79 (6th)
1967 NL  73 (8th)
Career  1,000 (116th)

Hits s c a p y
1957 AL  214 (9th)
1959 AL  220 (6th)
1960 AL  217 (9th)
1962 AL  262 (1st)
1963 AL  245 (4th)
1964 NL  248 (6th)
1965 NL  253 (4th)
1966 NL  260 (3rd)
1967 NL  241 (5th)
Career  3,433 (74th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  2.528 (3rd)
1958 AL  2.241 (5th)
1959 AL  2.680 (3rd)
1960 AL  3.141 (1st)
1961 AL  2.732 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.487 (5th)
1963 AL  2.841 (8th)
1964 NL  4.761 (1st)
1965 NL  4.323 (3rd)
1966 NL  4.582 (3rd)
1967 NL  3.466 (3rd)
1969 NL  2.661 (9th)
1970 NL  2.625 (5th)
Career  2.855 (61st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1960 AL  0.714 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 AL  12 (9th)
1959 AL  13 (5th)
1960 AL  14 (7th)
1966 NL  14 (8th)
1967 NL  15 (5th)
1970 NL  15 (7th)
Career  184 (62nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1958 AL  86 (10th)
1959 AL  108 (2nd)
1962 AL  103 (5th)
1963 AL  107 (3rd)
Career  1,366 (66th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1957 AL  11 (2nd)
1958 AL  10 (2nd)
1959 AL  11 (2nd)
1960 AL  11 (3rd)
1961 AL  9 (4th)
1962 AL  13 (2nd)
1964 NL  14 (1st)
1965 NL  12 (1st)
1966 NL  19 (1st)
1967 NL  13 (1st)
1968 NL  8 (6th)
1970 NL  8 (8th)
Career  160 (13th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1957 AL  1,081 (2nd)
1959 AL  1,037 (2nd)
1960 AL  1,024 (5th)
1961 AL  1,110 (4th)
1962 AL  1,103 (3rd)
1963 AL  1,051 (6th)
1964 NL  1,145 (5th)
1965 NL  1,191 (5th)
1966 NL  1,254 (2nd)
1967 NL  1,216 (1st)
Career  15,618 (56th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1957 AL  144 (3rd)
1960 AL  143 (2nd)
1961 AL  129 (5th)
1964 NL  132 (7th)
1965 NL  132 (6th)
1966 NL  150 (4th)
1967 NL  149 (2nd)
Career  115 (223rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1960 AL  2.86 (1st)
1961 AL  3.23 (4th)
1964 NL  2.75 (8th)
1965 NL  2.47 (3rd)
1966 NL  2.73 (6th)
1967 NL  2.49 (4th)
Career  3.22 (222nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  33 (2nd)
1960 AL  31 (1st)
1961 AL  25 (5th)
1964 NL  25 (6th)
1965 NL  30 (5th)
1966 NL  44 (3rd)
1967 NL  35 (1st)
Career  203 (82nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  3.6 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.3 (1st)
1961 AL  2.6 (5th)
1964 NL  2.8 (6th)
1965 NL  3.3 (5th)
1966 NL  4.9 (3rd)
1967 NL  4.0 (1st)
Career  22.4 (67th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1957 AL  34.41 (2nd)
1960 AL  31.80 (1st)
1961 AL  24.83 (6th)
1964 NL  33.69 (5th)
1965 NL  37.44 (3rd)
1966 NL  49.84 (3rd)
1967 NL  34.58 (1st)
Career  220.22 (46th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1957 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.4 (5th)
1961 AL  2.9 (5th)
1964 NL  3.6 (7th)
1965 NL  3.7 (6th)
1966 NL  5.5 (3rd)
1967 NL  3.5 (4th)
Career  23.6 (50th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1957 AL  2.3 (6th)
1960 AL  3.6 (1st)
1961 AL  2.7 (5th)
1964 NL  3.2 (8th)
1965 NL  3.5 (5th)
1966 NL  3.8 (3rd)
1967 NL  3.4 (1st)
Career  20.8 (49th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1957 AL  3.7 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.3 (1st)
1961 AL  2.5 (7th)
1964 NL  3.8 (5th)
1965 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1966 NL  5.6 (3rd)
1967 NL  4.0 (1st)
Career  24.5 (46th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1969 NL  10 (10th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1961 AL  21 (5th)
1965 NL  29 (1st)
Career  206 (98th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1959 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1965 NL  1.77 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1957 AL  1.000 (1st)
1958 AL  1.000 (1st)
1960 AL  1.000 (1st)
1962 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1969 NL  born 1931-10-23 (9th)
1970 NL  born 1931-10-23 (6th)
1971 NL  born 1931-10-23 (5th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 28 (58), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 216 (30), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 98 (102), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 42 (65), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (57th), 59.4 career WAR/48.9 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1955 23 Detroit Tigers $5,700 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 24 Detroit Tigers $7,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:7500.00,
1957 25 Detroit Tigers $8,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:11500.00,
1958 26 Detroit Tigers $15,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:20000.00,
1959 27 Detroit Tigers $20,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:25000.00,
1960 28 Detroit Tigers $24,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 29 Detroit Tigers $28,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 30 Detroit Tigers $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1963 31 Detroit Tigers $39,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 32 Philadelphia Phillies $39,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 33 Philadelphia Phillies $50,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 7/10/65 TSN:50000.00,
1966 34 Philadelphia Phillies $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1967 35 Philadelphia Phillies $45,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/18/67 TSN:80000.00,
1968 36 Pittsburgh Pirates $45,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 9/28/68 TSN:100000.00,
1969 37 Pittsburgh Pirates $75,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/15/69 TSN:85000.00,8/30/69 TSN: $75,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$486,700
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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