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Buzz Capra

Lee William Capra

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: October 1, 1947 in Chicago, IL
School: Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 27th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1971 (Age 23.349)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Mets 1971-1977

Final Game: September 26, 1977 (Age 29.360)
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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
1971 23 NYM NL 0 1 .000 8.44 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 3 6 5 0 5 1 6 0 0 0 24 44 3.01 1.500 5.1 0.0 8.4 10.1 1.20
1972 24 NYM NL 3 2 .600 4.58 14 6 2 0 0 0 53.0 50 27 27 7 27 1 45 0 0 1 227 74 3.95 1.453 8.5 1.2 4.6 7.6 1.67
1973 25 NYM NL 2 7 .222 3.86 24 0 10 0 0 4 42.0 35 18 18 4 28 9 35 2 0 3 188 95 4.28 1.500 7.5 0.9 6.0 7.5 1.25
1974 ★ 26 ATL NL 16 8 .667 2.28 39 27 6 11 5 1 217.0 163 67 55 13 84 6 137 3 1 7 886 166 3.30 1.138 6.8 0.5 3.5 5.7 1.63 AS,CYA-9,MVP-20
1975 27 ATL NL 4 7 .364 4.25 12 12 0 5 0 0 78.1 77 41 37 8 28 1 35 1 1 0 336 89 4.13 1.340 8.8 0.9 3.2 4.0 1.25
1976 28 ATL NL 0 1 .000 8.68 5 0 2 0 0 0 9.1 9 9 9 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 44 46 3.70 1.607 8.7 0.0 5.8 3.9 0.67
1977 29 ATL NL 6 11 .353 5.36 45 16 7 0 0 0 139.1 142 88 83 28 80 12 100 4 0 7 633 83 5.72 1.593 9.2 1.8 5.2 6.5 1.25
7 Yrs 31 37 .456 3.87 142 61 28 16 5 5 544.1 479 256 234 60 258 32 362 10 2 18 2338 101 4.18 1.354 7.9 1.0 4.3 6.0 1.40
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .456 3.87 48 20 9 5 2 2 182 160 86 78 20 86 11 121 3 1 6 783 101 4.18 1.354 7.9 1.0 4.3 6.0 1.40
ATL (4 yrs) 26 27 .491 3.73 101 55 15 16 5 1 444.0 391 205 184 49 198 21 276 8 2 14 1899 107 4.21 1.327 7.9 1.0 4.0 5.6 1.39
NYM (3 yrs) 5 10 .333 4.49 41 6 13 0 0 4 100.1 88 51 50 11 60 11 86 2 0 4 439 78 4.04 1.475 7.9 1.0 5.4 7.7 1.43
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
1971 23 NYM NL 5.1 3 0 6 10.13 3.58 0.02 -0.16 99.8 3.40 -4 -0.4 .8 0.0 -0.3 -4 .364 .497
1972 24 NYM NL 53.0 14 6 27 4.58 3.72 -0.32 -0.01 99.8 4.02 -4 -0.5 .3 -0.0 0.0 1 .467 .497
1973 25 NYM NL 42.0 24 0 18 3.86 4.08 -0.01 -0.33 100.3 3.77 -0 -0.1 1.5 -0.1 0.3 3 .498 .500
1974 ★ 26 ATL NL 217.0 39 27 67 2.78 4.20 0.38 0.07 104.7 4.07 30 3.5 1.1 -0.1 5.3 49 .589 .522 AS,CYA-9,MVP-20
1975 27 ATL NL 78.1 12 12 41 4.71 4.16 -0.52 0.13 102.9 4.95 1 0.2 -0.0 0.8 8 .513 .501
1976 28 ATL NL 9.1 5 0 9 8.68 3.66 -0.66 -0.30 110.9 4.47 -4 -0.5 .7 0.1 -0.3 -4 .407 .497
1977 29 ATL NL 139.1 45 16 88 5.68 4.51 -0.80 -0.03 111.7 5.89 2 0.2 .8 -0.2 1.3 15 .506 .502
7 Seasons 544.1 142 61 256 4.23 4.20 -0.17 0.01 105.5 4.64 20 2.5 1.0 -0.3 7.0 69 .518 .506
ATL (4 yrs) 444.0 101 55 205 4.16 4.28 -0.17 0.04 106.7 4.81 29 3.4 .8 -0.3 7.1 69 .534 .509
NYM (3 yrs) 100.1 41 6 51 4.57 3.86 -0.17 -0.16 100.0 3.88 -9 -0.9 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 0 .478 .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
1971 23 NYM NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1972 24 NYM NL 14 15 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .250 .400 .250 .650 92 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 25 NYM NL 24 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 52 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
1974 ★ 26 ATL NL 39 82 67 4 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 23 .164 .253 .164 .418 17 11 0 0 7 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-20
1975 27 ATL NL 12 31 23 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .043 .080 .043 .123 -65 1 0 0 5 1 0 1
1976 28 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1977 29 ATL NL 45 42 36 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .111 .179 .111 .291 -23 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
7 Yrs 142 176 141 9 19 0 0 0 5 0 0 17 40 .135 .226 .135 .361 0 19 1 0 16 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 201 161 10 22 0 0 0 6 0 0 19 46 .135 .226 .135 .361 0 22 1 0 18 1 0
ATL (4 yrs) 101 155 126 7 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 37 .127 .201 .127 .328 -10 16 0 0 15 1 0
NYM (3 yrs) 41 21 15 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 .200 .400 .200 .600 77 3 1 0 1 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
1971 23 NYM NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1972 24 NYM NL 14 15 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1973 25 NYM NL 24 5 0 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1974 ★ 26 ATL NL 39 82 -8 -0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-20
1975 27 ATL NL 12 31 -6 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1976 28 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1977 29 ATL NL 45 42 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
7 Seasons 142 176 -21 -1 1 0 20 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
ATL (4 yrs) 101 155 -21 -0 1 0 17 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 0.0 -3
NYM (3 yrs) 41 21 -0 -0 -0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.2 0.0 2

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
1971 NYM NL 23 P 3 0 0 5.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.33 .950 1.86 1.90 1 0 0% 35% 0
1972 NYM NL 24 P 14 6 0 53.0 15 5 10 0 2 1.000 2.55 1.07 .950 1.78 1.78 2 7 78% 37% 0
1973 NYM NL 25 P 24 0 0 42.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.71 0.33 .950 1.89 1.88 3 1 25% 36% 0
1974 ATL NL 26 P 39 27 11 217.0 35 13 19 3 2 .914 1.33 0.82 .944 1.88 1.88 13 7 35% 33% 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-20
1975 ATL NL 27 P 12 12 5 78.1 19 6 13 0 1 1.000 2.18 1.58 .946 1.86 1.86 10 1 9% 32% 1
1976 ATL NL 28 P 5 0 0 9.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.89 0.60 .950 1.83 1.88 2 0 0% 33% 0
1977 ATL NL 29 P 45 16 0 139.1 25 6 18 1 1 .960 1.55 0.53 .950 1.85 1.85 23 9 28% 35% 1
7 Seasons P 142 61 16 544.1 106 31 71 4 6 .962 1.69 0.72 .947 1.86 1.86 54 25 32% 34% 3
7 Seasons TOT 142 61 16 544.1 106 31 71 4 6 .962 1.69 0.72 .947 1.86 1.86 54 25 32% 34% 3
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))
1974 NL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1974 NL (9, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (303rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1974 June NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jun 30th NL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1974 NL  5.3 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1974 NL  2.28 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1974 NL  16 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1974 NL  .667 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1974 NL  1.138 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1974 NL  6.760 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1974 NL  11 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1974 NL  5 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1977 NL  28 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1974 NL  166 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1974 NL  33 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1974 NL  3.6 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1974 NL  34.82 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1974 NL  2.9 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1974 NL  2.8 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1974 NL  3.8 (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 - 6 (383), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 16 (1237), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1123), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1294), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (429th), 6.8 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Lee Buzz William Capra

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