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Lew Burdette

Selva Lewis Burdette

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

Born: November 22, 1926 in Nitro, WV
High School: Nitro HS (Nitro, WV)
School: University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1950 (Age 23.308, 8,334th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Angels/Cubs/Cardinals/Phillies/... 1950-1967

Last Game: July 16, 1967 (Age 40.236)
Died: February 6, 2007 in Winter Garden, FL
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #250. Red Lucas… #251. Tommy Bond… #252. Ted Breitenstein… #253. LEW BURDETTE… #254. Charlie Leibrandt… #255. Hooks Wiltse… #256. Freddy Garcia… 

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
1950 23 NYY AL 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 81 2.58 2.250 20.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
1951 24 BSN NL 0 0 6.23 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 4 3 0 5 1 1 0 1 23 65 6.17 2.538 12.5 0.0 10.4 2.1 0.20
1952 25 BSN NL 6 11 .353 3.61 45 9 22 5 0 7 137.0 138 58 55 8 47 47 2 2 2 579 100 3.54 1.350 9.1 0.5 3.1 3.1 1.00
1953 26 MLN NL 15 5 .750 3.24 46 13 24 6 1 8 175.0 177 73 63 7 56 58 5 0 1 741 122 3.50 1.331 9.1 0.4 2.9 3.0 1.04
1954 27 MLN NL 15 14 .517 2.76 38 32 3 13 4 0 238.0 224 87 73 17 62 79 4 0 1 974 136 3.49 1.202 8.5 0.6 2.3 3.0 1.27
1955 28 MLN NL 13 8 .619 4.03 42 33 4 11 2 0 230.0 253 114 103 25 73 9 70 6 1 3 1001 93 4.20 1.417 9.9 1.0 2.9 2.7 0.96
1956 29 MLN NL 19 10 .655 2.70 39 35 2 16 6 1 256.1 234 92 77 22 52 7 110 3 0 2 1035 129 3.27 1.116 8.2 0.8 1.8 3.9 2.12 MVP-22
1957 ★ 30 MLN NL 17 9 .654 3.72 37 33 3 14 1 0 256.2 260 117 106 25 59 8 78 2 0 2 1067 94 3.83 1.243 9.1 0.9 2.1 2.7 1.32 AS,MVP-24
1958 31 MLN NL 20 10 .667 2.91 40 36 2 19 3 0 275.1 279 102 89 18 50 7 113 5 0 1 1122 122 3.10 1.195 9.1 0.6 1.6 3.7 2.26 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 ★ 32 MLN NL 21 15 .583 4.07 41 39 2 20 4 1 289.2 312 144 131 38 38 3 105 1 0 2 1193 86 3.93 1.208 9.7 1.2 1.2 3.3 2.76 AS,MVP-12
1960 33 MLN NL 19 13 .594 3.36 45 32 9 18 4 4 275.2 277 116 103 19 35 7 83 5 0 2 1117 102 3.26 1.132 9.0 0.6 1.1 2.7 2.37
1961 34 MLN NL 18 11 .621 4.00 40 36 4 14 3 0 272.1 295 131 121 31 33 3 92 3 1 1 1126 92 3.77 1.204 9.7 1.0 1.1 3.0 2.79
1962 35 MLN NL 10 9 .526 4.89 37 19 11 6 1 2 143.2 172 85 78 26 23 6 59 2 1 1 611 78 4.67 1.357 10.8 1.6 1.4 3.7 2.57
1963 36 TOT NL 9 13 .409 3.71 36 27 5 7 1 2 182.0 177 90 75 21 40 6 73 8 0 0 758 92 3.97 1.192 8.8 1.0 2.0 3.6 1.83
1963 36 MLN NL 6 5 .545 3.64 15 13 2 4 1 0 84.0 71 40 34 15 24 4 28 1 0 0 342 89 5.03 1.131 7.6 1.6 2.6 3.0 1.17
1963 36 STL NL 3 8 .273 3.77 21 14 3 3 0 2 98.0 106 50 41 6 16 2 45 7 0 0 416 95 3.06 1.245 9.7 0.6 1.5 4.1 2.81
1964 37 TOT NL 10 9 .526 4.66 36 17 5 8 2 0 141.0 162 77 73 16 22 2 43 1 0 1 592 80 3.96 1.305 10.3 1.0 1.4 2.7 1.95
1964 37 STL NL 1 0 1.000 1.80 8 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 10 3 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 43 221 4.20 1.300 9.0 0.9 2.7 2.7 1.00
1964 37 CHC NL 9 9 .500 4.88 28 17 3 8 2 0 131.0 152 74 71 15 19 2 40 1 0 0 549 76 3.94 1.305 10.4 1.0 1.3 2.7 2.11
1965 38 TOT NL 3 5 .375 5.44 26 12 2 1 1 0 91.0 121 67 55 8 21 3 28 6 0 1 412 65 3.93 1.560 12.0 0.8 2.1 2.8 1.33
1965 38 CHC NL 0 2 .000 5.31 7 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 26 17 12 3 4 1 5 1 0 0 93 71 4.68 1.475 11.5 1.3 1.8 2.2 1.25
1965 38 PHI NL 3 3 .500 5.48 19 9 2 1 1 0 70.2 95 50 43 5 17 2 23 5 0 1 319 63 3.72 1.585 12.1 0.6 2.2 2.9 1.35
1966 39 CAL AL 7 2 .778 3.39 54 0 22 0 0 5 79.2 80 32 30 4 12 2 27 1 2 2 317 99 3.02 1.155 9.0 0.5 1.4 3.1 2.25
1967 40 CAL AL 1 0 1.000 4.91 19 0 8 0 0 1 18.1 16 10 10 4 0 0 8 1 0 0 71 65 4.67 0.873 7.9 2.0 0.0 3.9
18 Yrs 203 144 .585 3.66 626 373 128 158 33 31 3067.1 3186 1400 1246 289 628 63 1074 56 7 23 12745 99 3.68 1.243 9.3 0.8 1.8 3.2 1.71
162 Game Avg. 14 10 .585 3.66 43 25 9 11 2 2 209 217 95 85 20 43 73 4 0 2 868 99 3.68 1.243 9.3 0.8 1.8 3.2 1.71
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 (13 yrs) 179 120 .599 3.53 468 330 88 146 30 23 2638.0 2698 1163 1036 251 557 54 923 40 5 19 10931 102 3.70 1.234 9.2 0.9 1.9 3.1 1.66
STL (2 yrs) 4 8 .333 3.58 29 14 5 3 0 2 108.0 116 53 43 7 19 2 48 7 0 1 459 101 3.17 1.250 9.7 0.6 1.6 4.0 2.53
CAL (2 yrs) 8 2 .800 3.67 73 0 30 0 0 6 98.0 96 42 40 8 12 2 35 2 2 2 388 90 3.33 1.102 8.8 0.7 1.1 3.2 2.92
CHC (2 yrs) 9 11 .450 4.94 35 20 3 8 2 0 151.1 178 91 83 18 23 3 45 2 0 0 642 76 4.04 1.328 10.6 1.1 1.4 2.7 1.96
PHI (1 yr) 3 3 .500 5.48 19 9 2 1 1 0 70.2 95 50 43 5 17 2 23 5 0 1 319 63 3.72 1.585 12.1 0.6 2.2 2.9 1.35
NYY (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 81 2.58 2.250 20.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
NL (15 yrs) 195 142 .579 3.65 551 373 98 158 33 25 2968.0 3087 1357 1205 281 616 61 1039 54 5 21 12351 99 3.70 1.248 9.4 0.9 1.9 3.2 1.69
AL (3 yrs) 8 2 .800 3.71 75 0 30 0 0 6 99.1 99 43 41 8 12 2 35 2 2 2 394 90 3.32 1.117 9.0 0.7 1.1 3.2 2.92
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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
1950 23 NYY AL 1.1 2 0 1 6.75 5.83 0.17 0.00 111.3 6.30 -0 -0.0 .2 0.0 0.0 0 .496 .500
1951 24 BSN NL 4.1 3 0 4 8.31 4.36 -0.26 0.00 100.3 4.64 -2 -0.2 .2 0.1 -0.1 -1 .442 .499
1952 25 BSN NL 137.0 45 9 58 3.81 4.34 -0.23 0.00 99.3 4.53 11 1.2 1.6 0.0 2.7 24 .527 .507
1953 26 MLN NL 175.0 46 13 73 3.75 5.01 0.08 0.00 92.3 4.55 17 1.7 1.1 -0.1 3.4 35 .537 .511
1954 27 MLN NL 238.0 38 32 87 3.29 4.61 0.10 0.00 91.6 4.12 23 2.5 1.4 -0.1 4.8 47 .565 .515
1955 28 MLN NL 230.0 42 33 114 4.46 4.59 0.19 0.00 93.3 4.11 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.1 1.8 15 .489 .497
1956 29 MLN NL 256.1 39 35 92 3.23 4.18 0.38 0.00 94.5 3.58 14 1.6 2.2 -0.1 4.1 36 .541 .510 MVP-22
1957 ★ 30 MLN NL 256.2 37 33 117 4.10 4.22 0.25 0.00 91.0 3.61 -12 -1.3 2.3 -0.1 1.2 12 .466 .492 AS,MVP-24
1958 31 MLN NL 275.1 40 36 102 3.33 4.39 0.45 0.00 89.1 3.50 7 0.7 1.5 -0.1 3.4 33 .518 .504 $35,000 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 ★ 32 MLN NL 289.2 41 39 144 4.47 4.35 -0.14 0.00 91.0 4.09 -15 -1.5 4.2 -0.2 1.2 17 .463 .491 $36,000 AS,MVP-12
1960 33 MLN NL 275.2 45 32 116 3.79 4.14 -0.08 0.04 92.1 3.93 4 0.4 2.8 -0.1 3.1 31 .509 .503
1961 34 MLN NL 272.1 40 36 131 4.33 4.46 0.42 0.06 95.7 3.93 -14 -1.4 2.7 -0.1 1.4 17 .466 .492
1962 35 MLN NL 143.2 37 19 85 5.32 4.58 0.16 0.03 96.4 4.29 -17 -1.7 1.8 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .453 .489
1963 36 MLN NL 84.1 15 13 40 4.27 3.58 0.26 0.05 99.2 3.34 -10 -1.0 2.2 -0.1 -0.3 -1 .430 .494
1963 36 STL NL 98.1 21 14 50 4.58 3.95 0.20 0.04 107.0 4.05 -7 -0.8 2.3 -0.1 0.1 3 .464 .495
1964 37 STL NL 10.0 8 0 3 2.70 4.28 0.13 -0.18 104.2 4.14 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .521 .501
1964 37 CHC NL 131.0 28 17 74 5.08 4.00 -0.12 0.03 104.5 4.34 -12 -1.3 .7 -0.1 -0.0 1 .453 .492
1965 38 CHC NL 20.1 7 3 17 7.52 3.99 -0.15 -0.00 98.8 4.09 -8 -0.8 .5 0.0 -0.5 -6 .388 .495
1965 38 PHI NL 70.2 19 9 50 6.37 3.92 -0.31 -0.03 98.9 4.15 -17 -1.8 .6 0.1 -1.0 -11 .405 .489
1966 39 CAL AL 79.2 54 0 32 3.62 3.93 0.03 -0.16 99.5 3.72 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.9 7 .504 .501
1967 40 CAL AL 18.1 19 0 10 4.91 3.78 0.25 -0.15 95.0 3.21 -3 -0.4 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .480 .498 $40,000
18 Seasons 3068.0 626 373 1400 4.11 4.33 0.14 0.01 94.4 3.96 -42 -4.1 1.3 -1.6 25.8 260 .493 .500 $111,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
MLN (13 yrs) 2638.1 468 330 1163 3.97 4.39 0.16 0.01 93.1 3.94 2 0.5 1.6 -1.4 26.2 265 .501 .501 $71,000
STL (2 yrs) 108.1 29 14 53 4.40 3.98 0.19 0.02 106.7 4.06 -5 -0.6 1.6 -0.2 0.4 5 .480 .497
CAL (2 yrs) 98.0 73 0 42 3.86 3.91 0.07 -0.16 98.6 3.63 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 0.7 5 .498 .501 $40,000
CHC (2 yrs) 151.1 35 20 91 5.41 3.99 -0.13 0.02 103.8 4.30 -20 -2.1 .6 -0.0 -0.6 -5 .440 .492
PHI (1 yr) 70.2 19 9 50 6.37 3.92 -0.31 -0.03 98.9 4.15 -17 -1.8 .6 0.1 -1.0 -11 .405 .489
NYY (1 yr) 1.1 2 0 1 6.75 5.83 0.17 0.00 111.3 6.30 -0 -0.0 .2 0.0 0.0 0 .496 .500

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 ❍ MVP 30 MLN NL WS W NYY 3 0 1.000 0.67 3 3 0 3 2 0 27.0 21 2 2 1 4 1 13 0 0 0 104 0.926 7.0 0.3 1.3 4.3 3.25
1958 31 MLN NL WS L NYY 1 2 .333 5.64 3 3 0 1 0 0 22.1 22 17 14 5 4 3 12 0 0 0 93 1.164 8.9 2.0 1.6 4.8 3.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 2 .667 2.92 6 6 0 4 2 0 49.1 43 19 16 6 8 4 25 0 0 0 197 1.034 7.8 1.1 1.5 4.6 3.13
2 WS 4 2 .667 2.92 6 6 0 4 2 0 49.1 43 19 16 6 8 4 25 0 0 0 197 1.034 7.8 1.1 1.5 4.6 3.13

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
1950 23 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1951 24 BSN NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 25 BSN NL 45 45 35 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 .114 .205 .114 .319 -8 4 2 1 6 1
1953 26 MLN NL 46 58 53 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .170 .170 .170 .340 -9 9 0 0 5 1
1954 27 MLN NL 39 89 79 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 14 .089 .119 .101 .220 -40 8 0 2 5 2 1
1955 28 MLN NL 45 92 86 10 20 5 0 0 7 0 0 3 20 .233 .258 .291 .549 48 25 0 0 3 0 0 1
1956 29 MLN NL 45 102 86 9 16 1 0 0 8 0 0 2 16 .186 .209 .198 .406 13 17 1 1 11 2 0 1 MVP-22
1957 ★ 30 MLN NL 41 97 88 11 13 2 0 2 9 0 0 3 22 .148 .183 .239 .421 16 21 4 1 4 1 0 1 AS,MVP-24
1958 31 MLN NL 47 108 99 11 24 1 1 3 15 0 0 3 24 .242 .272 .364 .635 73 36 4 1 5 0 0 1 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 ★ 32 MLN NL 52 113 104 14 21 7 1 0 8 0 0 3 36 .202 .231 .288 .520 43 30 0 1 5 0 0 1 AS,MVP-12
1960 33 MLN NL 46 102 91 11 16 3 0 2 4 0 0 7 22 .176 .240 .275 .515 46 25 2 1 2 1 0 1
1961 34 MLN NL 42 108 103 10 21 5 0 3 11 0 0 2 39 .204 .219 .340 .559 51 35 0 0 3 0 0 1
1962 35 MLN NL 39 55 51 6 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 17 .176 .208 .176 .384 6 9 1 1 2 0 0 1
1963 36 TOT NL 38 67 57 2 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 17 .070 .117 .123 .239 -32 7 0 2 7 0 0 1
1963 36 MLN NL 17 33 26 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 11 .038 .138 .115 .253 -26 3 0 2 4 0 0 1
1963 36 STL NL 21 34 31 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 .097 .097 .129 .226 -38 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1964 37 TOT NL 36 51 44 6 12 0 1 2 4 0 0 3 12 .273 .333 .455 .788 116 20 0 1 3 0 0 1
1964 37 STL NL 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 37 CHC NL 28 50 43 6 12 0 1 2 4 0 0 3 12 .279 .340 .465 .806 121 20 0 1 3 0 0 1
1965 38 TOT NL 27 28 26 3 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 .308 .308 .346 .654 85 9 0 0 2 0 0 1
1965 38 CHC NL 8 6 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 130 3 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1965 38 PHI NL 19 22 20 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .300 .300 .300 .600 72 6 0 0 2 0 0 1
1966 39 CAL AL 54 7 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -27 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 40 CAL AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Yrs 666 1123 1011 101 185 27 4 12 75 2 0 32 271 .183 .216 .253 .469 29 256 14 12 63 6 0
162 Game Avg. 162 273 246 25 45 7 1 3 18 0 0 8 66 .183 .216 .253 .469 29 62 3 3 15
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 (13 yrs) 507 1003 902 92 161 25 3 10 69 0 0 29 242 .178 .212 .246 .458 26 222 14 11 55 6 0
STL (2 yrs) 29 35 32 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 .094 .094 .125 .219 -40 4 0 0 3 0 0
CAL (2 yrs) 73 7 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -27 1 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 36 56 49 6 14 1 1 2 4 1 0 3 13 .286 .340 .469 .809 122 23 0 1 3 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 19 22 20 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .300 .300 .300 .600 72 6 0 0 2 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (15 yrs) 591 1116 1003 101 184 27 4 12 74 2 0 32 268 .183 .217 .254 .471 29 255 14 12 63 6 0
AL (3 yrs) 75 7 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -27 1 0 0 0 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
1950 23 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1951 24 BSN NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1952 25 BSN NL 45 45 -6 0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1953 26 MLN NL 46 58 -8 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1954 27 MLN NL 39 89 -16 -0 1 0 10 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .487 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1955 28 MLN NL 45 92 -6 -1 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .502 0.2 -0.1 2 1
1956 29 MLN NL 45 102 -10 -1 -0 0 11 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 1 MVP-22
1957 ★ 30 MLN NL 41 97 -9 -0 -0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1 AS,MVP-24
1958 31 MLN NL 47 108 -4 -0 0 0 12 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .518 .505 0.9 -0.0 8 $35,000 1 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 ★ 32 MLN NL 52 113 -7 0 0 0 13 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .514 .505 0.7 0.0 7 $36,000 1 AS,MVP-12
1960 33 MLN NL 46 102 -7 -0 0 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1961 34 MLN NL 42 108 -5 -0 0 0 13 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .518 .505 0.8 -0.0 8 1
1962 35 MLN NL 39 55 -7 -0 0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1963 36 MLN NL 17 33 -2 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1963 36 STL NL 21 34 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1964 37 STL NL 8 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1964 37 CHC NL 28 50 1 -0 0 0 6 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .526 .505 0.7 0.0 7 1
1965 38 CHC NL 8 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1965 38 PHI NL 19 22 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1966 39 CAL AL 54 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 1
1967 40 CAL AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $40,000 1
18 Seasons 666 1123 -93 -3 2 0 125 32 3.2 0 32 3.2 .505 .501 3.4 -0.2 32 $111,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
MLN (13 yrs) 507 1003 -86 -3 2 0 111 24 2.3 0 24 2.3 .505 .501 2.5 -0.2 24 $71,000
STL (2 yrs) 29 35 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1
CAL (2 yrs) 73 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $40,000
CHC (2 yrs) 36 56 1 0 0 0 7 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .524 .504 0.9 0.0 8
PHI (1 yr) 19 22 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2
NYY (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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
1957 ❍ MVP 30 MLN NL WS NYY W 3 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 2 0 0
1958 31 MLN NL WS NYY L 3 9 9 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .444 .556 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 20 17 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .059 .111 .235 .346 4 0 0 2 0 0
2 WS 6 20 17 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .059 .111 .235 .346 4 0 0 2 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
1950 NYY AL 23 P 2 0 0 1.1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 6.75 0.50 .950 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 24 P 3 0 0 4.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.33 .960 2.08 2.13 1 1 50% 42% 0
1952 BSN NL 25 P 45 9 5 137.0 39 9 29 1 3 .974 2.50 0.84 .953 2.18 2.16 3 3 50% 44% 0
1953 MLN NL 26 P 46 13 6 175.0 49 11 37 1 6 .980 2.47 1.04 .956 2.06 2.02 4 5 56% 0
1954 MLN NL 27 P 38 32 13 238.0 70 17 49 4 4 .943 2.50 1.74 .960 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 0
1955 MLN NL 28 P 42 33 11 230.0 67 18 47 2 6 .970 2.54 1.55 .950 2.04 2.02 2 3 60% 44% 1
1956 MLN NL 29 P 39 35 16 256.1 68 19 48 1 4 .985 2.35 1.72 .966 2.05 2.03 4 4 50% 41% 0 MVP-22
1957 MLN NL 30 P 37 33 14 256.2 79 22 53 4 3 .949 2.63 2.03 .962 2.06 2.08 6 7 54% 39% 0 AS,MVP-24
1958 MLN NL 31 P 40 36 19 275.1 81 27 53 1 4 .988 2.62 2.00 .955 1.97 1.96 6 6 50% 39% 0 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 MLN NL 32 P 41 39 20 289.2 69 21 47 1 6 .986 2.11 1.66 .954 1.99 1.97 3 6 67% 38% 0 AS,MVP-12
1960 MLN NL 33 P 45 32 18 275.2 101 31 68 2 6 .980 3.23 2.20 .962 2.09 2.08 6 3 33% 40% 0
1961 MLN NL 34 P 40 36 14 272.1 88 27 60 1 2 .989 2.88 2.18 .959 2.18 2.15 9 7 44% 38% 0
1962 MLN NL 35 P 37 19 6 143.2 43 8 33 2 1 .953 2.57 1.11 .948 2.07 2.05 1 5 83% 34% 0
1963 TOT NL 36 P 36 27 7 182.0 43 11 27 5 3 .884 1.88 1.06 .951 2.06 2.06 8 4 33% 42% 0
1963 MLN NL 36 P 15 13 4 84.0 25 7 15 3 2 .880 2.36 1.47 .951 2.06 2.06 2 4 67% 42% 0
1963 STL NL 36 P 21 14 3 98.0 18 4 12 2 1 .889 1.47 0.76 .951 2.06 2.06 6 0 0% 42% 0
1964 TOT NL 37 P 36 17 8 141.0 46 10 36 0 3 1.000 2.94 1.28 .953 2.14 2.13 4 2 33% 40% 0
1964 STL NL 37 P 8 0 0 10.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.25 .955 2.16 2.12 0 0 0
1964 CHC NL 37 P 28 17 8 131.0 44 10 34 0 3 1.000 3.02 1.57 .953 2.14 2.13 4 2 33% 40% 0
1965 TOT NL 38 P 26 12 1 91.0 23 6 17 0 3 1.000 2.27 0.88 .956 2.08 2.08 3 0 0% 36% 0
1965 CHC NL 38 P 7 3 0 20.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.21 0.71 .956 2.08 2.09 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 38 P 19 9 1 70.2 18 4 14 0 3 1.000 2.29 0.95 .956 2.08 2.08 3 0 0% 36% 0
1966 CAL AL 39 P 54 0 0 79.2 21 8 11 2 0 .905 2.15 0.35 .952 1.99 1.98 3 1 25% 38% 0
1967 CAL AL 40 P 19 0 0 18.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.26 .956 1.96 1.96 0 1 100% 41% 0
18 Seasons P 626 373 158 3067.1 894 245 622 27 55 .970 2.54 1.38 .957 2.07 2.05 67 62 48% 37% 1
18 Seasons TOT 626 373 158 3067.1 894 245 622 27 55 .970 2.54 1.38 .957 2.07 2.05 67 62 48% 37% 1
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1973 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1976 BBWAA ( 5.4%)
1977 BBWAA (22.2%)
1978 BBWAA (20.1%)
1979 BBWAA (12.3%)
1980 BBWAA (17.1%)
1981 BBWAA (12.0%)
1982 BBWAA (10.4%)
1983 BBWAA (11.5%)
1984 BBWAA (24.1%)
1985 BBWAA (20.8%)
1986 BBWAA (22.6%)
1987 BBWAA (23.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (22, 2%)
1957 NL (24, 1%)
1958 NL (11, 14%)
1959 NL (12, 4%)
0.21 Career Shares (747th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 ML (3, 19%)
0.19 Career Shares (170th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1958 August NL Player of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1953 NL  3.4 (10th)
1954 NL  4.8 (5th)
1956 NL  4.1 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1953 NL  3.24 (7th)
1954 NL  2.76 (2nd)
1956 NL  2.70 (1st)
1958 NL  2.91 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1953 NL  15 (7th)
1954 NL  15 (7th)
1955 NL  13 (9th)
1956 NL  19 (4th)
1957 NL  17 (4th)
1958 NL  20 (3rd)
1959 NL  21 (1st)
1960 NL  19 (4th)
1961 NL  18 (4th)
Career  203 (107th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1953 NL  .750 (3rd)
1955 NL  .619 (4th)
1956 NL  .655 (5th)
1957 NL  .654 (4th)
1958 NL  .667 (1st)
1959 NL  .583 (9th)
1960 NL  .594 (10th)
1961 NL  .621 (7th)
Career  .585 (169th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1954 NL  1.202 (3rd)
1956 NL  1.116 (4th)
1958 NL  1.195 (4th)
1959 NL  1.208 (10th)
1960 NL  1.132 (5th)
1961 NL  1.204 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 NL  2.345 (4th)
1956 NL  1.826 (5th)
1957 NL  2.069 (8th)
1958 NL  1.634 (1st)
1959 NL  1.181 (2nd)
1960 NL  1.143 (1st)
1961 NL  1.091 (1st)
Career  1.843 (59th)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 NL  45 (7th)
Career  626 (165th)

Saves s c a p y
1952 NL  7 (5th)
1953 NL  8 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1954 NL  238.0 (7th)
1955 NL  230.0 (8th)
1956 NL  256.3 (7th)
1957 NL  256.7 (3rd)
1958 NL  275.3 (2nd)
1959 NL  289.7 (2nd)
1960 NL  275.7 (2nd)
1961 NL  272.3 (1st)
Career  3,067.3 (125th)

Games Started s c a p y
1954 NL  32 (7th)
1955 NL  33 (4th)
1956 NL  35 (6th)
1957 NL  33 (4th)
1958 NL  36 (2nd)
1959 NL  39 (1st)
1961 NL  36 (3rd)
Career  373 (161st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1954 NL  13 (5th)
1955 NL  11 (10th)
1956 NL  16 (5th)
1957 NL  14 (5th)
1958 NL  19 (3rd)
1959 NL  20 (2nd)
1960 NL  18 (1st)
1961 NL  14 (3rd)
Career  158 (204th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1954 NL  4 (2nd)
1955 NL  2 (7th)
1956 NL  6 (1st)
1958 NL  3 (2nd)
1959 NL  4 (1st)
1960 NL  4 (3rd)
1961 NL  3 (3rd)
Career  33 (87th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  25 (9th)
1957 NL  25 (8th)
1959 NL  38 (1st)
1961 NL  31 (2nd)
1962 NL  26 (7th)
Career  289 (63rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  73 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  224 (9th)
1955 NL  253 (2nd)
1956 NL  234 (5th)
1957 NL  260 (2nd)
1958 NL  279 (2nd)
1959 NL  312 (1st)
1960 NL  277 (1st)
1961 NL  295 (1st)
Career  3,186 (104th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  2.115 (7th)
1958 NL  2.260 (5th)
1959 NL  2.763 (4th)
1960 NL  2.371 (9th)
1961 NL  2.788 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 NL  0.360 (1st)
1954 NL  0.643 (5th)
1956 NL  0.772 (7th)
1958 NL  0.588 (2nd)
1960 NL  0.620 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1954 NL  14 (7th)
1959 NL  15 (5th)
Career  144 (186th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  103 (3rd)
1957 NL  106 (2nd)
1959 NL  131 (1st)
1960 NL  103 (6th)
1961 NL  121 (1st)
Career  1,246 (103rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (8th)
1955 NL  6 (6th)
1963 NL  8 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1954 NL  974 (10th)
1955 NL  1,001 (5th)
1956 NL  1,035 (7th)
1957 NL  1,067 (3rd)
1958 NL  1,122 (3rd)
1959 NL  1,193 (2nd)
1960 NL  1,117 (4th)
1961 NL  1,126 (1st)
Career  12,745 (127th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1952 NL  22 (9th)
1953 NL  24 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1953 NL  122 (8th)
1954 NL  136 (5th)
1956 NL  129 (4th)
1958 NL  122 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1953 NL  3.50 (8th)
1954 NL  3.49 (8th)
1956 NL  3.27 (5th)
1958 NL  3.10 (1st)
1960 NL  3.26 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  26 (5th)
1956 NL  22 (5th)
1958 NL  21 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1954 NL  2.7 (5th)
1956 NL  2.3 (5th)
1958 NL  2.2 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1953 NL  25.47 (4th)
1954 NL  37.90 (3rd)
1956 NL  16.12 (10th)
1958 NL  25.56 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1953 NL  4.5 (2nd)
1954 NL  4.5 (3rd)
1956 NL  1.5 (10th)
1957 NL  2.1 (9th)
1958 NL  2.2 (9th)
Career  9.5 (220th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1953 NL  1.9 (7th)
1954 NL  3.2 (3rd)
1956 NL  1.7 (6th)
1958 NL  1.9 (3rd)
1961 NL  1.2 (10th)
Career  8.7 (183rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1953 NL  2.6 (4th)
1954 NL  4.2 (3rd)
1956 NL  1.8 (8th)
1958 NL  2.8 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1956 NL  11 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1954 NL  17 (2nd)
1956 NL  19 (4th)
1957 NL  22 (3rd)
1958 NL  27 (1st)
1959 NL  21 (4th)
1960 NL  31 (1st)
1961 NL  27 (2nd)
Career  245 (41st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1954 NL  49 (5th)
1955 NL  47 (3rd)
1957 NL  53 (2nd)
1958 NL  53 (3rd)
1959 NL  47 (2nd)
1960 NL  68 (1st)
1961 NL  60 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1954 NL  4 (1st)
1957 NL  4 (1st)
1963 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1954 NL  2.50 (5th)
1955 NL  2.54 (4th)
1957 NL  2.63 (5th)
1958 NL  2.62 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.23 (1st)
1961 NL  2.88 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1954 NL  1.74 (4th)
1956 NL  1.72 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.03 (2nd)
1958 NL  2.00 (2nd)
1959 NL  1.66 (5th)
1960 NL  2.20 (2nd)
1961 NL  2.17 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1958 NL  .988 (5th)
1959 NL  .986 (3rd)
1961 NL  .989 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1926-11-22 (8th)
1965 NL  born 1926-11-22 (5th)
1966 AL  born 1926-11-22 (2nd)
1967 AL  born 1926-11-22 (2nd)


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 - 25 (71), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 151 (94), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 84 (140), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 31 (140), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (318th), 28.9 career WAR/24.0 7yr-peak WAR/26.5 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
1958 31 Milwaukee Braves $35,000 ? 3/14/58 LA Times
1959 32 Milwaukee Braves $36,000 ? 2/18/60 AP
1967 40 California Angels $40,000 ? 2/10/68 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$111,000
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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