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Art Ditmar

Arthur John Ditmar

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, MA
High School: Pittsfield HS (Pittsfield, MA)
School: American International University (Springfield, MA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1954 (Age 25.016, 8,719th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Athletics 1954-1962

Last Game: May 19, 1962 (Age 33.046)
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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
1954 25 PHA AL 1 4 .200 6.41 14 5 8 0 0 0 39.1 50 35 28 4 36 14 1 0 3 199 62 5.83 2.186 11.4 0.9 8.2 3.2 0.39
1955 26 KCA AL 12 12 .500 5.03 35 22 8 7 1 1 175.1 180 109 98 23 86 5 79 7 1 7 773 83 4.76 1.517 9.2 1.2 4.4 4.1 0.92
1956 27 KCA AL 12 22 .353 4.42 44 34 6 14 2 1 254.1 254 141 125 30 108 6 126 7 0 5 1101 98 4.27 1.423 9.0 1.1 3.8 4.5 1.17
1957 28 NYY AL 8 3 .727 3.25 46 11 12 0 0 6 127.1 128 55 46 9 35 1 64 2 0 1 532 111 3.24 1.280 9.0 0.6 2.5 4.5 1.83
1958 29 NYY AL 9 8 .529 3.42 38 13 13 4 0 4 139.2 124 71 53 14 38 2 52 5 0 0 575 104 3.96 1.160 8.0 0.9 2.4 3.4 1.37
1959 30 NYY AL 13 9 .591 2.90 38 25 7 7 1 1 202.0 156 75 65 17 52 2 96 8 1 0 810 126 3.58 1.030 7.0 0.8 2.3 4.3 1.85
1960 31 NYY AL 15 9 .625 3.06 34 28 3 8 1 0 200.0 195 77 68 25 56 1 65 1 1 4 825 118 4.36 1.255 8.8 1.1 2.5 2.9 1.16
1961 32 TOT AL 2 8 .200 5.15 32 13 3 1 0 1 108.1 119 67 62 15 37 1 43 4 0 2 473 77 4.72 1.440 9.9 1.2 3.1 3.6 1.16
1961 32 NYY AL 2 3 .400 4.64 12 8 1 1 0 0 54.1 59 33 28 9 14 0 24 2 0 1 231 80 4.73 1.344 9.8 1.5 2.3 4.0 1.71
1961 32 KCA AL 0 5 .000 5.67 20 5 2 0 0 1 54.0 60 34 34 6 23 1 19 2 0 1 242 74 4.70 1.537 10.0 1.0 3.8 3.2 0.83
1962 33 KCA AL 0 2 .000 6.65 6 5 1 0 0 0 21.2 31 19 16 1 13 1 13 2 0 1 113 64 4.09 2.031 12.9 0.4 5.4 5.4 1.00
9 Yrs 72 77 .483 3.98 287 156 61 41 5 14 1268.0 1237 649 561 138 461 19 552 37 3 23 5401 97 4.19 1.339 8.8 1.0 3.3 3.9 1.20
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .483 3.98 44 24 9 6 1 2 195 190 100 86 21 71 85 6 0 4 829 97 4.19 1.339 8.8 1.0 3.3 3.9 1.20
KCA (5 yrs) 25 45 .357 4.97 119 71 25 21 3 3 544.2 575 338 301 64 266 13 251 19 1 17 2428 85 4.58 1.544 9.5 1.1 4.4 4.1 0.94
NYY (5 yrs) 47 32 .595 3.24 168 85 36 20 2 11 723.1 662 311 260 74 195 6 301 18 2 6 2973 112 3.89 1.185 8.2 0.9 2.4 3.7 1.54
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
1954 25 PHA AL 39.1 14 5 35 8.01 4.54 -0.36 0.00 103.1 5.05 -13 -1.3 .4 0.1 -0.8 -10 .408 .492
1955 26 KCA AL 175.1 35 22 109 5.60 4.56 -0.25 0.00 106.5 5.12 -11 -1.1 1.4 -0.2 0.2 5 .468 .493
1956 27 KCA AL 253.2 44 34 141 5.00 4.79 -0.07 0.00 104.5 5.08 0 0.0 2.4 -0.2 2.0 24 .500 .500
1957 28 NYY AL 127.1 46 11 55 3.89 4.20 0.32 0.00 96.3 3.74 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.2 0.8 8 .496 .499
1958 29 NYY AL 139.2 38 13 71 4.58 4.04 0.41 0.00 94.5 3.44 -18 -1.8 1.5 -0.3 -0.9 -7 .451 .489
1959 30 NYY AL 202.0 38 25 75 3.34 4.34 0.12 0.00 95.4 4.02 17 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.4 32 .549 .511
1960 31 NYY AL 200.0 34 28 77 3.47 4.35 0.52 0.06 92.9 3.61 5 0.6 1.3 -0.1 2.1 19 .517 .503
1961 32 NYY AL 54.1 12 8 33 5.47 4.49 0.49 0.03 94.9 3.82 -10 -0.9 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .422 .494
1961 32 KCA AL 54.0 20 5 34 5.67 4.65 -0.29 -0.09 101.8 4.93 -4 -0.4 .7 -0.0 0.0 0 .479 .497
1962 33 KCA AL 21.2 6 5 19 7.89 4.38 0.01 0.06 107.6 4.78 -7 -0.7 .3 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .386 .496
9 Seasons 1267.1 287 156 649 4.61 4.44 0.13 0.01 99.0 4.30 -42 -4.0 1.4 -1.0 5.6 60 .486 .499
KCA (5 yrs) 544.0 119 71 338 5.59 4.67 -0.16 -0.01 104.9 5.06 -35 -3.5 1.2 -0.3 0.8 14 .470 .496
NYY (5 yrs) 723.1 168 85 311 3.87 4.27 0.35 0.02 94.6 3.73 -7 -0.5 1.5 -0.7 4.8 47 .497 .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 28 NYY AL WS L MLN 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 22 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS W MLN 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0.545 4.9 0.0 0.0 4.9
1960 31 NYY AL WS L PIT 0 2 .000 21.60 2 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 6 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 4.200 32.4 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 2 .000 3.18 5 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 10 6 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 47 0.971 7.9 0.0 0.8 3.2 4.00
3 WS 0 2 .000 3.18 5 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 10 6 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 47 0.971 7.9 0.0 0.8 3.2 4.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1954 25 PHA AL 14 11 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .300 .125 .425 20 1 0 0 1 0 1
1955 26 KCA AL 35 67 62 3 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 9 .210 .222 .210 .432 17 13 2 0 4 0 0 1
1956 27 KCA AL 44 97 91 5 13 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 24 .143 .170 .176 .346 -8 16 0 0 4 0 0 1
1957 28 NYY AL 46 36 35 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 7 1 0 1 0 0 1
1958 29 NYY AL 38 48 44 8 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 10 .250 .283 .250 .533 51 11 3 0 2 0 0 1
1959 30 NYY AL 38 78 76 6 15 4 0 1 11 1 0 0 10 .197 .195 .289 .484 34 22 5 0 1 1 0 1
1960 31 NYY AL 36 76 69 2 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 14 .159 .205 .188 .394 10 13 5 0 3 0 0 1
1961 32 TOT AL 32 33 31 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .097 .125 .097 .222 -39 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 32 NYY AL 12 19 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .053 .053 .053 .105 -71 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 32 KCA AL 20 14 12 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .231 .167 .397 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 33 KCA AL 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 289 452 422 27 75 6 0 2 32 1 1 13 89 .178 .202 .206 .408 12 87 16 0 17 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 253 237 15 42 3 0 1 18 1 1 7 50 .178 .202 .206 .408 12 49 9 0 10 1
KCA (5 yrs) 119 195 179 8 30 0 0 1 12 0 1 7 41 .168 .199 .184 .383 3 33 2 0 10 0 0
NYY (5 yrs) 170 257 243 19 45 6 0 1 20 1 0 6 48 .185 .204 .222 .426 19 54 14 0 7 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
1954 25 PHA AL 14 11 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1955 26 KCA AL 35 67 -7 0 -0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1956 27 KCA AL 44 97 -15 -1 1 0 11 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
1957 28 NYY AL 46 36 -4 0 -0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1958 29 NYY AL 38 48 -1 0 -0 0 5 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1959 30 NYY AL 38 78 -8 0 -0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1960 31 NYY AL 36 76 -9 -1 -1 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1961 32 NYY AL 12 19 -5 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1961 32 KCA AL 20 14 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1962 33 KCA AL 6 6 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
9 Seasons 289 452 -51 -1 -1 0 50 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .499 .500 -0.4 -0.1 -4
KCA (5 yrs) 119 195 -25 -1 0 0 21 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .495 .499 -0.5 0.0 -5
NYY (5 yrs) 170 257 -26 -0 -2 0 29 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1

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 NYY AL WS MLN L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS MLN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 31 NYY AL WS PIT L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1954 PHA AL 25 P 14 5 0 39.1 10 4 5 1 1 .900 2.06 0.64 .959 2.01 1.99 2 0 0% 48% 0
1955 KCA AL 26 P 35 22 7 175.1 45 15 29 1 3 .978 2.26 1.26 .956 1.99 1.97 6 5 45% 47% 0
1956 KCA AL 27 P 44 34 14 254.1 55 20 33 2 3 .964 1.88 1.20 .950 1.92 1.91 5 4 44% 44% 2
1957 NYY AL 28 P 46 11 0 127.1 31 8 19 4 0 .871 1.91 0.59 .963 1.99 2.00 2 3 60% 47% 0
1958 NYY AL 29 P 38 13 4 139.2 21 6 15 0 1 1.000 1.35 0.55 .963 1.95 1.93 7 4 36% 47% 0
1959 NYY AL 30 P 38 25 7 202.0 49 21 25 3 2 .939 2.05 1.21 .955 2.05 2.03 3 6 67% 40% 0
1960 NYY AL 31 P 34 28 8 200.0 43 18 24 1 3 .977 1.89 1.24 .967 1.96 1.95 7 2 22% 40% 1
1961 TOT AL 32 P 32 13 1 108.1 29 9 19 1 0 .966 2.33 0.88 .954 2.05 2.02 6 3 33% 36% 0
1961 NYY AL 32 P 12 8 1 54.1 16 4 12 0 0 1.000 2.65 1.33 .954 2.05 2.02 3 3 50% 36% 0
1961 KCA AL 32 P 20 5 0 54.0 13 5 7 1 0 .923 2.00 0.60 .954 2.05 2.02 3 0 0% 36% 0
1962 KCA AL 33 P 6 5 0 21.2 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.83 .958 2.08 2.07 1 0 0% 36% 0
9 Seasons P 287 156 41 1268.0 288 103 172 13 13 .955 1.95 0.96 .957 1.98 1.97 39 27 41% 43% 3
9 Seasons TOT 287 156 41 1268.0 288 103 172 13 13 .955 1.95 0.96 .957 1.98 1.97 39 27 41% 43% 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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1959 AL  2.90 (4th)
1960 AL  3.06 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1960 AL  15 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1960 AL  .625 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1959 AL  1.030 (1st)
1960 AL  1.255 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 AL  6.951 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 AL  2.317 (8th)
1960 AL  2.520 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1956 AL  44 (7th)
1957 AL  46 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1956 AL  254.3 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1956 AL  34 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1955 AL  23 (2nd)
1956 AL  30 (2nd)
1960 AL  25 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  108 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1956 AL  254 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1959 AL  1.846 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 AL  0.757 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1955 AL  12 (10th)
1956 AL  22 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1955 AL  98 (2nd)
1956 AL  125 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (7th)
1956 AL  7 (6th)
1959 AL  8 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1956 AL  1,101 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1959 AL  126 (7th)
1960 AL  118 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1959 AL  17 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1959 AL  1.8 (10th)
1960 AL  1.4 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1959 AL  25.74 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1959 AL  2.1 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1959 AL  3.5 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1959 AL  2.8 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1955 AL  15 (5th)
1956 AL  20 (3rd)
1959 AL  21 (3rd)
1960 AL  18 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1957 AL  4 (2nd)
1959 AL  3 (3rd)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (1002), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1155th), 5.1 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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