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Larry Christenson

Larry Richard Christenson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 10, 1953 in Everett, WA
High Schools: Marysville HS (Stanwood, WA), Marysville HS (Marysville, WA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 1972. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1973 (Age 19.154, 10,947th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Team: Phillies 1973-1983

Last Game: June 3, 1983 (Age 29.205)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #884. Ugueth Urbina… #885. Ivy Andrews… #886. Scott Garrelts… #887. LARRY CHRISTENSON… #888. Steve Blass… #889. Paul Dean… #890. Roger Craig… 

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
1973 19 PHI NL 1 4 .200 6.55 10 9 0 1 0 0 34.1 53 25 25 3 20 1 11 1 0 1 167 58 4.90 2.126 13.9 0.8 5.2 2.9 0.55
1974 20 PHI NL 1 1 .500 4.30 10 1 6 0 0 2 23.0 20 11 11 2 15 3 18 0 0 1 99 89 4.10 1.522 7.8 0.8 5.9 7.0 1.20
1975 21 PHI NL 11 6 .647 3.67 29 26 2 5 2 1 171.2 149 73 70 12 45 2 88 1 0 3 689 102 3.27 1.130 7.8 0.6 2.4 4.6 1.96
1976 22 PHI NL 13 8 .619 3.68 32 29 1 2 0 0 168.2 199 77 69 8 42 4 54 1 1 4 727 96 3.37 1.429 10.6 0.4 2.2 2.9 1.29
1977 23 PHI NL 19 6 .760 4.06 34 34 0 5 1 0 219.1 229 113 99 21 69 1 118 7 6 7 945 99 3.95 1.359 9.4 0.9 2.8 4.8 1.71
1978 24 PHI NL 13 14 .481 3.24 33 33 0 9 3 0 228.0 209 90 82 16 47 7 131 1 7 6 925 111 2.98 1.123 8.3 0.6 1.9 5.2 2.79
1979 25 PHI NL 5 10 .333 4.50 19 17 1 2 0 0 106.0 118 56 53 9 30 3 53 2 3 2 447 85 3.74 1.396 10.0 0.8 2.5 4.5 1.77
1980 26 PHI NL 5 1 .833 4.03 14 14 0 0 0 0 73.2 62 35 33 4 27 4 49 3 4 2 308 95 3.35 1.208 7.6 0.5 3.3 6.0 1.81
1981 27 PHI NL 4 7 .364 3.54 20 15 3 0 0 1 106.2 108 48 42 8 30 3 70 1 2 3 446 103 3.13 1.294 9.1 0.7 2.5 5.9 2.33
1982 28 PHI NL 9 10 .474 3.47 33 33 0 3 0 0 223.0 212 95 86 15 53 5 145 3 3 3 905 106 3.04 1.188 8.6 0.6 2.1 5.9 2.74
1983 29 PHI NL 2 4 .333 3.91 9 9 0 0 0 0 48.1 42 25 21 2 17 1 44 1 0 2 203 93 2.59 1.221 7.8 0.4 3.2 8.2 2.59
11 Yrs 83 71 .539 3.79 243 220 13 27 6 4 1402.2 1401 648 591 100 395 34 781 21 26 34 5861 99 3.36 1.280 9.0 0.6 2.5 5.0 1.98
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .539 3.79 36 32 2 4 1 1 206 206 95 87 15 58 5 115 3 4 5 861 99 3.36 1.280 9.0 0.6 2.5 5.0 1.98
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
1973 19 PHI NL 34.1 10 9 25 6.55 4.12 -0.09 0.09 103.7 4.45 -8 -0.8 .1 0.0 -0.5 -5 .417 .495
1974 20 PHI NL 23.0 10 1 11 4.30 3.99 0.09 -0.21 103.2 3.81 -1 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.0 1 .484 .499
1975 21 PHI NL 171.2 29 26 73 3.83 4.09 0.25 0.11 101.9 4.02 2 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.7 18 .509 .502
1976 22 PHI NL 168.2 32 29 77 4.11 3.81 0.21 0.11 100.9 3.75 -8 -0.9 .6 -0.1 0.5 6 .471 .494
1977 23 PHI NL 219.1 34 34 113 4.64 4.24 0.40 0.15 104.2 4.16 -13 -1.3 -0.1 0.4 7 .460 .492
1978 24 PHI NL 228.0 33 33 90 3.55 3.94 0.49 0.12 100.2 3.58 -2 -0.2 -0.1 1.7 19 .494 .499
1979 25 PHI NL 106.0 19 17 56 4.75 4.21 0.35 0.12 103.8 4.13 -8 -0.9 .1 -0.0 0.0 1 .454 .495
1980 26 PHI NL 73.2 14 14 35 4.28 3.96 0.02 0.14 101.7 4.14 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.5 5 .490 .499
1981 27 PHI NL 106.2 20 15 48 4.05 3.78 -0.28 0.09 104.5 4.34 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 1.1 12 .511 .501 $250,000
1982 28 PHI NL 223.0 33 33 95 3.83 4.07 -0.07 0.14 102.0 4.37 11 1.2 -0.1 3.2 32 .538 .508
1983 29 PHI NL 48.1 9 9 25 4.66 4.23 -0.34 0.15 99.1 4.67 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .498 .500
11 Seasons 1402.2 243 220 648 4.16 4.04 0.18 0.12 102.2 4.06 -28 -2.8 1.1 -0.7 9.1 100 .489 .499 $250,000

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
1977 23 PHI NL NLCS L LAD 0 0 8.10 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 2.100 18.9 0.0 0.0 5.4
1978 24 PHI NL NLCS L LAD 0 1 .000 12.46 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 7 6 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 1.846 14.5 4.2 2.1 6.2 3.00
1980 26 PHI NL NLCS W HOU 0 0 4.05 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 3 3 0 5 2 2 0 0 1 28 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 2.7 0.40
1980 ❍ 26 PHI NL WS W KCR 0 1 .000 108.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 15.000 135.0 27.0 0.0 0.0
1981 27 PHI NL NLDS L MON 1 0 1.000 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 23 0.833 6.0 0.0 1.5 12.0 8.00
4 Yrs (5 Series) 1 2 .333 7.40 6 5 0 0 0 0 20.2 28 18 17 3 7 2 15 0 0 1 95 1.694 12.2 1.3 3.0 6.5 2.14
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 23 0.833 6.0 0.0 1.5 12.0 8.00
3 NLCS 0 1 .000 7.53 4 3 0 0 0 0 14.1 19 13 12 2 6 2 7 0 0 1 66 1.744 11.9 1.3 3.8 4.4 1.17
1 WS 0 1 .000 108.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 15.000 135.0 27.0 0.0 0.0

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
1973 19 PHI NL 10 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .000 .167 .000 .167 -50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 20 PHI NL 10 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1975 21 PHI NL 29 68 57 3 14 2 1 2 6 0 0 3 27 .246 .283 .421 .704 91 24 0 0 8 0 0 1
1976 22 PHI NL 32 60 51 5 10 4 0 2 9 0 0 3 28 .196 .241 .392 .633 76 20 0 0 6 0 0 1
1977 23 PHI NL 34 88 74 4 10 0 0 3 13 0 0 4 38 .135 .179 .257 .436 13 19 0 0 10 0 0 1
1978 24 PHI NL 33 78 67 3 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 35 .075 .127 .134 .261 -27 9 1 0 7 0 0 1
1979 25 PHI NL 19 36 31 4 9 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 13 .290 .333 .548 .882 134 17 0 0 3 0 0 1
1980 26 PHI NL 14 25 19 6 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 9 .368 .455 .526 .981 168 10 0 0 3 0 0 1
1981 27 PHI NL 20 35 30 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 .100 .125 .100 .225 -37 3 0 0 3 1 0 1
1982 28 PHI NL 33 81 67 4 5 2 0 1 7 1 0 2 36 .075 .101 .149 .251 -31 10 1 0 12 0 0 1
1983 29 PHI NL 9 18 17 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .059 .059 .118 .176 -52 2 0 0 1 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 243 506 427 31 64 13 2 11 46 2 0 24 223 .150 .195 .267 .462 26 114 2 0 54 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 337 285 21 43 9 1 7 31 1 0 16 149 .150 .195 .267 .462 26 76 1 0 36 1 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
1973 19 PHI NL 10 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1974 20 PHI NL 10 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1975 21 PHI NL 29 68 -1 0 0 0 8 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .527 .505 0.8 0.0 7 1
1976 22 PHI NL 32 60 -1 -1 0 0 7 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .519 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1
1977 23 PHI NL 34 88 -11 0 0 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 24 PHI NL 33 78 -12 -0 -0 0 9 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1979 25 PHI NL 19 36 1 0 0 0 4 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .533 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1
1980 26 PHI NL 14 25 3 -0 0 0 3 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .540 .503 0.6 0.0 5 1
1981 27 PHI NL 20 35 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $250,000 1
1982 28 PHI NL 33 81 -11 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1983 29 PHI NL 9 18 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
11 Seasons 243 506 -44 -1 1 0 59 15 1.5 0 15 1.5 .506 .501 1.4 0.1 15 $250,000

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
1977 23 PHI NL NLCS LAD L 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 24 PHI NL NLCS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 26 PHI NL NLCS HOU W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 ❍ 26 PHI NL WS KCR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 27 PHI NL NLDS MON L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (5 Series) 6 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1973 PHI NL 19 P 10 9 1 34.1 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.83 0.70 .950 1.89 1.88 2 1 33% 36% 1
1974 PHI NL 20 P 10 1 0 23.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.30 .943 1.88 1.88 1 0 0% 33% 0
1975 PHI NL 21 P 29 26 5 171.2 28 14 12 2 1 .929 1.36 0.90 .946 1.86 1.86 5 7 58% 32% 2
1976 PHI NL 22 P 32 29 2 168.2 26 9 14 3 1 .885 1.23 0.72 .950 1.88 1.87 12 3 20% 33% 1
1977 PHI NL 23 P 34 34 5 219.1 50 14 28 8 1 .840 1.72 1.24 .950 1.85 1.85 14 8 36% 35% 1
1978 PHI NL 24 P 33 33 9 228.0 48 8 37 3 1 .938 1.78 1.36 .951 1.91 1.89 14 4 22% 32% 5
1979 PHI NL 25 P 19 17 2 106.0 19 4 15 0 0 1.000 1.61 1.00 .951 1.80 1.80 5 9 64% 34% 3
1980 PHI NL 26 P 14 14 0 73.2 24 5 16 3 0 .875 2.57 1.50 .952 1.91 1.91 6 2 25% 31% 4
1981 PHI NL 27 P 20 15 0 106.2 23 8 13 2 0 .913 1.77 1.05 .959 1.97 1.98 14 7 33% 33% 2
1982 PHI NL 28 P 33 33 3 223.0 44 16 26 2 2 .955 1.70 1.27 .952 1.96 1.97 19 14 42% 32% 2
1983 PHI NL 29 P 9 9 0 48.1 14 4 9 1 0 .929 2.42 1.44 .952 1.92 1.91 11 3 21% 33% 0
11 Seasons P 243 220 27 1402.2 286 85 177 24 6 .916 1.68 1.08 .951 1.89 1.89 103 58 36% 33% 21
11 Seasons TOT 243 220 27 1402.2 286 85 177 24 6 .916 1.68 1.08 .951 1.89 1.89 103 58 36% 33% 21
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1977 September NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Apr 9th NL Player of the Week

Wins s c a p y
1977 NL  19 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1975 NL  .647 (8th)
1977 NL  .760 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1975 NL  1.130 (8th)
1978 NL  1.123 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1975 NL  2.359 (9th)
1976 NL  2.241 (9th)
1978 NL  1.855 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1981 NL  5.906 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  229 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  2.787 (2nd)
1981 NL  2.333 (8th)
1982 NL  2.736 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 NL  0.427 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1978 NL  14 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1977 NL  99 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 NL  7 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1978 NL  2.98 (8th)
1982 NL  3.04 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1975 NL  2.1 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1982 NL  12 (7th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1977 NL  8 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1973 NL  born 1953-11-10 (1st)
1974 NL  born 1953-11-10 (6th)

             

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 - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 17 (1197), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1063), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (870), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (844th), 10.6 career WAR/10.6 7yr-peak WAR/10.6 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

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1981 27 Philadelphia Phillies $250,000 ? 2/6/82 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$250,000
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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