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Pat Dobson

Patrick Edward Dobson

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

Born: February 12, 1942 in Buffalo, NY
High School: Lancaster HS (Lancaster, NY)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 31, 1967 (Age 25.108)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/Orioles/Indians/Padres/... 1967-1977

Final Game: September 19, 1977 (Age 35.219)
Died: November 22, 2006 in San Diego, CA
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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
1967 25 DET AL 1 2 .333 2.92 28 1 3 0 0 0 49.1 38 20 16 6 27 1 34 2 0 3 210 113 4.51 1.318 6.9 1.1 4.9 6.2 1.26
1968 26 DET AL 5 8 .385 2.66 47 10 16 2 1 7 125.0 89 39 37 13 48 6 93 2 1 4 502 113 3.45 1.096 6.4 0.9 3.5 6.7 1.94
1969 27 DET AL 5 10 .333 3.60 49 9 22 1 0 9 105.0 100 48 42 10 39 5 64 1 0 3 451 104 3.67 1.324 8.6 0.9 3.3 5.5 1.64
1970 28 SDP NL 14 15 .483 3.76 40 34 3 8 1 1 251.0 257 126 105 28 78 13 185 4 0 4 1073 106 3.60 1.335 9.2 1.0 2.8 6.6 2.37
1971 29 BAL AL 20 8 .714 2.90 38 37 1 18 4 1 282.1 248 104 91 24 63 2 187 2 0 6 1134 116 2.92 1.102 7.9 0.8 2.0 6.0 2.97 MVP-17
1972 ★ 30 BAL AL 16 18 .471 2.65 38 36 1 13 3 0 268.1 220 89 79 13 69 7 161 4 0 6 1065 116 2.64 1.077 7.4 0.4 2.3 5.4 2.33 AS
1973 31 TOT MLB 12 15 .444 4.41 34 31 0 7 2 0 200.0 223 105 98 23 53 13 93 3 0 3 867 85 3.97 1.380 10.0 1.0 2.4 4.2 1.75
1973 31 ATL NL 3 7 .300 4.99 12 10 0 1 1 0 57.2 73 33 32 1 19 5 23 1 0 1 261 80 3.03 1.595 11.4 0.2 3.0 3.6 1.21
1973 31 NYY AL 9 8 .529 4.17 22 21 0 6 1 0 142.1 150 72 66 22 34 8 70 2 0 2 606 88 4.35 1.293 9.5 1.4 2.1 4.4 2.06
1974 32 NYY AL 19 15 .559 3.07 39 39 0 12 2 0 281.0 282 111 96 23 75 5 157 4 1 6 1170 116 3.37 1.270 9.0 0.7 2.4 5.0 2.09 MVP-34
1975 33 NYY AL 11 14 .440 4.07 33 30 1 7 1 0 207.2 205 105 94 21 83 10 129 1 1 7 886 91 3.87 1.387 8.9 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.55
1976 34 CLE AL 16 12 .571 3.48 35 35 0 6 0 0 217.1 226 98 84 13 65 7 117 2 0 6 919 99 3.26 1.339 9.4 0.5 2.7 4.8 1.80
1977 35 CLE AL 3 12 .200 6.14 33 17 4 0 0 1 133.1 155 94 91 23 65 7 81 1 2 3 595 65 5.25 1.650 10.5 1.6 4.4 5.5 1.25
11 Yrs 122 129 .486 3.54 414 279 51 74 14 19 2120.1 2043 939 833 197 665 76 1301 26 5 51 8872 100 3.50 1.277 8.7 0.8 2.8 5.5 1.96
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .486 3.54 41 27 5 7 1 2 208 200 92 82 19 65 7 128 3 0 5 871 100 3.50 1.277 8.7 0.8 2.8 5.5 1.96
NYY (3 yrs) 39 37 .513 3.65 94 90 1 25 4 0 631.0 637 288 256 66 192 23 356 7 2 15 2662 100 3.76 1.314 9.1 0.9 2.7 5.1 1.85
DET (3 yrs) 11 20 .355 3.06 124 20 41 3 1 16 279.1 227 107 95 29 114 12 191 5 1 10 1163 109 3.72 1.221 7.3 0.9 3.7 6.2 1.68
CLE (2 yrs) 19 24 .442 4.49 68 52 4 6 0 1 350.2 381 192 175 36 130 14 198 3 2 9 1514 81 4.02 1.457 9.8 0.9 3.3 5.1 1.52
BAL (2 yrs) 36 26 .581 2.78 76 73 2 31 7 1 550.2 468 193 170 37 132 9 348 6 0 12 2199 116 2.79 1.090 7.6 0.6 2.2 5.7 2.64
ATL (1 yr) 3 7 .300 4.99 12 10 0 1 1 0 57.2 73 33 32 1 19 5 23 1 0 1 261 80 3.03 1.595 11.4 0.2 3.0 3.6 1.21
SDP (1 yr) 14 15 .483 3.76 40 34 3 8 1 1 251.0 257 126 105 28 78 13 185 4 0 4 1073 106 3.60 1.335 9.2 1.0 2.8 6.6 2.37
AL (10 yrs) 105 107 .495 3.46 362 235 48 65 12 18 1811.2 1713 780 696 168 568 58 1093 21 5 46 7538 100 3.51 1.259 8.5 0.8 2.8 5.4 1.92
NL (2 yrs) 17 22 .436 3.99 52 44 3 9 2 1 308.2 330 159 137 29 97 18 208 5 0 5 1334 100 3.49 1.383 9.6 0.8 2.8 6.1 2.14
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
1967 25 DET AL 49.1 28 1 20 3.65 3.67 0.36 -0.14 102.2 3.24 -2 -0.2 .5 -0.0 0.2 1 .494 .499 $6,500
1968 26 DET AL 125.0 47 10 39 2.81 3.36 0.37 -0.04 102.2 3.02 4 0.5 1.2 -0.1 1.6 12 .512 .503
1969 27 DET AL 105.0 49 9 48 4.11 4.18 0.21 -0.06 104.8 4.10 0 0.0 2.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .501 .500
1970 28 SDP NL 251.0 40 34 126 4.52 4.56 -0.16 0.06 98.5 4.70 2 0.2 1.6 -0.1 2.4 29 .505 .501 $21,000
1971 29 BAL AL 282.1 38 37 104 3.32 3.85 0.33 0.06 97.2 3.48 5 0.6 .4 -0.1 3.1 28 .515 .504 $28,000 MVP-17
1972 ★ 30 BAL AL 268.1 38 36 89 2.99 3.53 0.51 0.05 101.5 3.12 5 0.7 1.2 -0.2 3.1 24 .518 .504 $45,000 AS
1973 31 ATL NL 57.2 12 10 33 5.15 4.07 -0.03 0.11 105.2 4.43 -5 -0.5 .1 -0.0 -0.0 0 .458 .497 $58,000
1973 31 NYY AL 142.1 22 21 72 4.55 4.33 0.09 0.11 96.1 4.19 -7 -0.8 .3 -0.1 0.6 8 .466 .495
1974 32 NYY AL 281.0 39 39 111 3.56 4.12 0.14 0.12 98.3 4.03 15 1.7 -0.1 4.3 40 .544 .511 $58,000 MVP-34
1975 33 NYY AL 207.2 33 30 105 4.55 4.35 0.25 0.11 99.5 4.19 -8 -0.9 1.8 -0.1 1.0 11 .474 .495 $79,000
1976 34 CLE AL 217.1 35 35 98 4.06 4.05 -0.19 0.12 97.3 4.24 5 0.6 -0.1 2.6 23 .516 .504
1977 35 CLE AL 133.1 33 17 94 6.35 4.51 -0.05 0.01 97.5 4.46 -28 -2.7 1.5 -0.3 -1.7 -15 .417 .483 $115,000
11 Seasons 2120.1 414 279 939 3.99 4.06 0.16 0.06 99.2 3.93 -13 -0.7 1.3 -1.5 18.2 171 .498 .500 $410,500
NYY (3 yrs) 631.0 94 90 288 4.11 4.24 0.16 0.11 98.2 4.12 -0 0.1 1.4 -0.4 5.9 59 .501 .501 $137,000
DET (3 yrs) 279.1 124 20 107 3.45 3.72 0.31 -0.07 103.2 3.46 3 0.4 1.3 -0.3 2.8 22 .503 .501 $6,500
CLE (2 yrs) 350.2 68 52 192 4.93 4.22 -0.13 0.08 97.4 4.32 -23 -2.2 1.5 -0.4 0.9 9 .468 .494 $115,000
BAL (2 yrs) 550.2 76 73 193 3.15 3.69 0.42 0.05 99.3 3.30 10 1.3 .9 -0.3 6.2 52 .517 .504 $73,000
ATL (1 yr) 57.2 12 10 33 5.15 4.07 -0.03 0.11 105.2 4.43 -5 -0.5 .1 -0.0 -0.0 0 .458 .497 $58,000
SDP (1 yr) 251.0 40 34 126 4.52 4.56 -0.16 0.06 98.5 4.70 2 0.2 1.6 -0.1 2.4 29 .505 .501 $21,000

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
1968 ❍ 26 DET AL WS W STL 0 0 3.86 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1.286 9.6 3.9 1.9 0.0 0.00
1971 29 BAL AL WS L PIT 0 0 4.05 3 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 13 3 3 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 36 2.550 17.6 0.0 5.4 8.1 1.50
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 0 3.97 6 1 1 0 0 0 11.1 18 5 5 2 5 2 6 0 0 0 55 2.029 14.3 1.6 4.0 4.8 1.20
2 WS 0 0 3.97 6 1 1 0 0 0 11.1 18 5 5 2 5 2 6 0 0 0 55 2.029 14.3 1.6 4.0 4.8 1.20

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1972 BAL AL 30

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1967 25 DET AL 28 209 175 20 38 7 0 6 8 2 27 34 .217 .325 .360 .685 .234 63 3 2 3 2 1 4
1968 26 DET AL 47 502 444 39 89 13 1 13 7 4 48 93 .200 .280 .322 .602 .224 143 13 2 6 2 6 5
1969 27 DET AL 49 451 395 48 100 10 2 10 14 2 39 64 .253 .316 .365 .681 .274 144 9 1 8 8 5 8
1970 28 SDP NL 43 40 1073 970 126 257 39 6 28 18 8 78 185 .265 .320 .404 .724 .299 392 20 4 12 9 13 17
1971 29 BAL AL 38 1134 1055 104 248 36 3 24 16 10 63 187 .235 .278 .343 .622 .264 362 28 2 10 4 2 15
1972 30 BAL AL 38 1065 980 89 220 30 3 13 13 8 69 161 .224 .277 .301 .578 .256 295 30 4 9 3 7 13
1973 31 TOT MLB 34 867 795 105 223 32 7 23 18 12 53 93 .281 .325 .425 .750 .291 338 10 3 8 8 13 15
1973 31 ATL NL 12 261 232 33 73 15 1 1 6 4 19 23 .315 .362 .401 .763 .338 93 2 1 4 5 5 2
1973 31 NYY AL 22 606 563 72 150 17 6 22 12 8 34 70 .266 .309 .435 .744 .270 245 8 2 4 3 8 13
1974 32 NYY AL 39 1168 1076 111 282 26 5 23 29 13 75 157 .262 .312 .360 .671 .288 387 27 4 10 3 5 15
1975 33 NYY AL 33 886 783 105 205 28 6 21 26 15 83 129 .262 .330 .393 .724 .287 308 18 1 10 8 10 15
1976 34 CLE AL 35 919 830 98 226 33 3 13 39 12 65 117 .272 .323 .366 .690 .300 304 22 2 13 9 7 16
1977 35 CLE AL 33 595 519 94 155 33 2 23 22 13 65 81 .299 .376 .503 .879 .317 261 10 1 8 2 7 3
11 Yrs 43 414 8869 8022 939 2043 287 38 197 210 99 665 1301 .255 .312 .374 .685 .280 2997 190 26 97 58 76 126
162 Game Avg. 4 41 870 787 92 200 28 4 19 21 10 65 128 .255 .312 .374 .685 .280 294 19 3 10 6 7 12
MLB Averages .252 .319 .370 .689 .279

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1967 25 DET AL 1.3 0.1 223 -0.8 1.5 -2.3 .43 0.1 -1.9 0.7 0.1 1.00 0.4 2 2 22
1968 26 DET AL 6.4 0.7 517 0.2 9.8 -9.7 1.15 0.6 -0.5 8.7 1.0 0.96 6.0 14 8 15
1969 27 DET AL 1.4 0.2 473 -1.0 10.5 -11.4 1.39 -0.9 0.3 -1.8 -0.2 0.99 -9.1 24 5 10
1970 28 SDP NL 2.2 0.2 1102 -0.9 19.3 -20.2 1.06 -0.3 -0.5 -3.8 -0.4 0.94 -3.0 2 1 3
1971 29 BAL AL 14.2 1.6 1171 2.2 19.3 -17.1 .94 2.1 0.2 23.4 2.7 0.90 19.8 0 0 1
1972 30 BAL AL 13.0 1.5 1092 1.9 19.1 -17.2 1.03 2.2 -0.3 20.1 2.4 0.91 21.0 0 2 0
1973 31 TOT MLB -11.7 -1.2 902 -0.9 14.9 -15.8 1.03 -1.3 0.4 -11.2 -1.1 0.94 -12.0 0 0 3
1973 31 ATL NL -4.6 -0.5 274 -0.6 4.7 -5.3 1.16 -0.4 -0.2 -4.8 -0.5 1.00 -3.4 0 0 2
1973 31 NYY AL -7.1 -0.7 628 -0.3 10.2 -10.5 .97 -0.9 0.6 -6.4 -0.7 0.91 -8.6 0 0 1
1974 32 NYY AL 14.5 1.6 1216 2.5 22.7 -20.2 1.10 1.2 1.1 19.7 2.1 0.93 11.3 0 0 0
1975 33 NYY AL -7.4 -0.8 936 -0.6 15.7 -16.3 1.03 0.3 -0.9 -4.8 -0.5 0.94 3.7 1 0 2
1976 34 CLE AL -1.7 -0.2 973 -0.4 17.7 -18.1 1.12 -0.7 0.4 -6.8 -0.7 0.96 -7.1 0 0 0
1977 35 CLE AL -29.7 -2.8 634 -1.6 10.7 -12.3 1.07 -2.2 0.7 -20.0 -2.0 0.97 -22.6 7 3 6
11 Yrs 2.5 1.0 9239 0.8 161.3 -160.5 1.05 1.2 -0.5 24.1 3.4 0.94 8.4 50 21 62

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1967 25 DET AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 30.0 30 30 4 0 1 0 3.0 0.0 2.0
1968 26 DET AL 47 10 2 5 3 0 3 4 6 .400 2 1 2 1 6 60% 54.8 79 22 19 6 10 0 3.1 3.5 6.5
1969 27 DET AL 49 9 2 4 3 2 0 4 5 .444 0 2 1 0 2 22% 46.7 65 28 17 5 6 2 4.9 3.9 5.3
1970 28 SDP NL 40 34 14 14 6 2 5 16 18 .471 0 5 8 1 19 56% 52.9 86 21 20 6 14 9 4.9 4.9 7.1
1971 29 BAL AL 38 37 20 8 9 2 3 25 12 .676 2 6 18 4 26 70% 59.3 90 26 14 9 22 7 5.1 4.7 7.6
1972 30 BAL AL 38 36 16 17 3 2 10 17 19 .472 1 3 13 3 26 72% 60.0 87 30 17 9 21 5 2.9 2.9 7.3
1973 31 TOT MLB 34 31 10 15 6 2 5 16 15 .516 3 1 7 2 16 52% 0.0 87 18 31 9 6 8 4.3 3.8 6.2
1973 31 ATL NL 12 10 2 7 1 0 3 3 7 .300 2 0 1 1 6 60% 43.6 84 21 8 4 3 3 2.7 2.8 5.6
1973 31 NYY AL 22 21 8 8 5 2 2 13 8 .619 1 1 6 1 10 48% 48.9 87 18 23 5 3 5 5.1 4.2 6.5
1974 32 NYY AL 39 39 19 15 5 1 5 22 17 .564 1 1 12 2 25 64% 54.6 88 23 33 11 21 6 3.7 3.7 7.2
1975 33 NYY AL 33 30 11 14 5 3 4 14 16 .467 2 2 7 1 13 43% 50.3 77 22 34 12 14 4 4.2 4.2 6.6
1976 34 CLE AL 35 35 16 12 7 0 3 20 15 .571 0 6 6 0 24 69% 51.8 80 16 32 7 12 11 3.5 3.4 6.2
1977 35 CLE AL 33 17 2 10 5 1 0 5 12 .294 0 2 0 0 3 18% 40.1 68 21 29 13 6 5 3.8 3.0 5.8
11 Yrs 414 279 112 115 52 15 38 143 136 .513 11 29 74 14 160 57% 53 90 16 250 87 133 57 4.1 3.9 6.8
MLB Averages .500 56% 53 112 -13 4.0 4.0 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1967 25 DET AL 28 27 3 1 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 13 3 23% 6 .433 2 2 22 1 0 26 7 20 19 4 19 2 5.3
1968 26 DET AL 47 37 16 3 3 8 7 1 88% 11 2 24 7 29% 8 1.153 14 8 15 11 8 18 13 24 20 9 20 4 4.9
1969 27 DET AL 49 40 22 3 6 13 9 4 69% 16 2 29 12 41% 8 1.389 24 5 10 17 12 11 19 21 21 7 22 8 4.3
1970 28 SDP NL 40 6 3 0 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 4 2 50% 6 1.057 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 4 2 3 2 0 4.7
1971 29 BAL AL 38 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 8 .935 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1972 30 BAL AL 38 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.031 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 6.0
1973 31 TOT MLB 34 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.029 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 7.0
1973 31 ATL NL 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.163 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.0
1973 31 NYY AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .972 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 15.0
1975 33 NYY AL 33 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 4 1.035 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 10.0
1977 35 CLE AL 33 16 4 1 2 2 1 1 50% 4 2 24 6 25% 7 1.068 7 3 6 5 2 9 14 2 9 4 11 0 6.4
9 Yrs 340 135 51 10 14 26 19 7 73% 35 7 97 31 32% 1.037 50 21 62 37 25 73 57 78 78 27 81 14 5.1

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1967 25 DET AL 209 59% 2.9% 16.3% 12.9% 6.2% 34% 1.24 66% 26 3 12%
1968 26 DET AL 502 54% 2.6% 18.5% 9.6% 5.4% 30% 1.10 68% 86 13 15%
1969 27 DET AL 451 59% 2.2% 14.2% 8.7% 4.9% 22% 1.03 73% 90 9 10%
1970 28 SDP NL 1073 54% 2.6% 17.2% 7.3% 6.8% 28% 1.20 71% 179 20 11%
1971 29 BAL AL 1134 49% 2.1% 16.5% 5.6% 5.6% 25% 1.37 75% 177 28 16%
1972 30 BAL AL 1065 58% 1.2% 15.1% 6.5% 4.3% 21% 1.23 76% 182 30 16%
1973 31 TOT MLB 867 57% 2.7% 10.7% 6.1% 7.2% 28% 1.19 79% 150 10 7%
1973 31 ATL NL 261 61% 0.4% 8.8% 7.3% 6.5% 23% 1.10 82% 47 2 4%
1973 31 NYY AL 606 56% 3.6% 11.6% 5.6% 7.4% 30% 1.23 78% 103 8 8%
1974 32 NYY AL 1168 57% 2.0% 13.4% 6.4% 4.6% 19% 1.36 77% 224 27 12%
1975 33 NYY AL 886 56% 2.4% 14.6% 9.4% 6.2% 27% 1.34 72% 154 18 12%
1976 34 CLE AL 919 54% 1.4% 12.7% 7.1% 5.3% 22% 1.16 77% 173 22 13%
1977 35 CLE AL 595 48% 3.9% 13.6% 10.9% 9.8% 37% 1.38 70% 90 10 11%
11 Yrs 8869 55% 2.2% 14.7% 7.5% 5.9% 26% 1.25 74% 1531 190 12%
MLB Averages 46% 1.9% 14.2% 8.6% 6.0% 27% 1.10 74% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1967 25 DET AL 209 38 6 0 7 3 3 4 2 13 4 2 31% 4 3 0 81 8 2 80% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1968 26 DET AL 502 89 13 1 18 7 6 9 4 27 7 7 26% 5 4 0 163 7 4 64% 7 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 0
1969 27 DET AL 451 100 10 0 10 7 3 8 2 32 14 4 44% 8 3 2 184 14 2 88% 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1970 28 SDP NL 1030 257 28 0 21 14 14 12 16 64 32 12 50% 17 4 1 364 18 8 69% 15 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 43
1971 29 BAL AL 1134 248 24 0 10 10 14 15 9 33 15 9 45% 15 6 4 390 16 10 62% 16 8 0 2 0 0 3 2 18 0
1972 30 BAL AL 1065 220 13 0 9 5 8 9 4 36 21 2 58% 13 6 1 367 13 8 62% 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1973 31 TOT MLB 867 223 23 0 19 13 10 10 13 57 30 5 53% 15 3 0 292 18 12 60% 16 11 1 1 1 0 1 0 14 0
1973 31 ATL NL 261 73 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 17 10 2 59% 2 1 0 102 6 4 60% 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1973 31 NYY AL 606 150 22 0 13 12 10 9 13 40 20 3 50% 13 2 0 190 12 8 60% 10 7 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 0
1974 32 NYY AL 1168 282 23 1 10 12 11 12 11 43 25 2 58% 15 6 0 430 29 13 69% 27 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
1975 33 NYY AL 886 205 21 1 16 10 11 11 10 49 25 8 51% 15 7 1 300 26 15 63% 23 10 3 1 0 4 1 0 31 0
1976 34 CLE AL 919 226 13 0 10 5 8 7 6 65 35 7 54% 16 6 0 315 39 12 76% 33 11 6 0 0 1 1 1 22 0
1977 35 CLE AL 595 155 23 2 14 10 13 8 15 38 14 10 37% 3 3 0 214 22 13 63% 22 12 0 1 0 0 1 1 11 0
11 Yrs 8826 2043 197 5 144 96 101 105 92 457 222 68 49% 126 51 9 3100 210 99 68% 192 84 16 6 2 7 7 4 162 43
MLB Averages 50% 63%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1967 25 1 2 .333 2.92 28 1 3 0 0 0 49.1 38 20 16 6 27 1 34 2 0 3 210 113 1.318 6.9 1.1 4.9 6.2 1.26 113
1968 26 6 10 .375 2.74 75 11 19 2 1 7 174.1 127 59 53 19 75 7 127 4 1 7 712 113 1.159 6.6 1.0 3.9 6.6 1.69 113
1969 27 11 20 .355 3.06 124 20 41 3 1 16 279.1 227 107 95 29 114 12 191 5 1 10 1163 109 1.221 7.3 0.9 3.7 6.2 1.68 109
1970 28 25 35 .417 3.39 164 54 44 11 2 17 530.1 484 233 200 57 192 25 376 9 1 14 2236 107 1.275 8.2 1.0 3.3 6.4 1.96 107
1971 29 45 43 .511 3.22 202 91 45 29 6 18 812.2 732 337 291 81 255 27 563 11 1 20 3370 110 1.215 8.1 0.9 2.8 6.2 2.21 110
1972 30 61 61 .500 3.08 240 127 46 42 9 18 1081.0 952 426 370 94 324 34 724 15 1 26 4435 111 1.180 7.9 0.8 2.7 6.0 2.23 111
1973 31 73 76 .490 3.29 274 158 46 49 11 18 1281.0 1175 531 468 117 377 47 817 18 1 29 5302 106 1.212 8.3 0.8 2.6 5.7 2.17 106
1974 32 92 91 .503 3.25 313 197 46 61 13 18 1562.0 1457 642 564 140 452 52 974 22 2 35 6472 108 1.222 8.4 0.8 2.6 5.6 2.15 108
1975 33 103 105 .495 3.35 346 227 47 68 14 18 1769.2 1662 747 658 161 535 62 1103 23 3 42 7358 105 1.241 8.5 0.8 2.7 5.6 2.06 105
1976 34 119 117 .504 3.36 381 262 47 74 14 18 1987.0 1888 845 742 174 600 69 1220 25 3 48 8277 105 1.252 8.6 0.8 2.7 5.5 2.03 105
1977 35 122 129 .486 3.54 414 279 51 74 14 19 2120.1 2043 939 833 197 665 76 1301 26 5 51 8872 100 1.277 8.7 0.8 2.8 5.5 1.96 100

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1967 25 3 2 .600 4.04 49.0 43 24 22 7 31 34 2 1.510 7.9 5.7 6.2 1.10 1.3 28
1968 26 7 7 .500 3.24 125.0 105 50 45 15 57 93 2 1.296 7.6 4.1 6.7 1.63 1.1 47
1969 27 6 6 .500 3.94 105.0 104 51 46 10 41 64 1 1.381 8.9 3.5 5.5 1.56 0.9 49
1970 28 14 14 .500 4.05 251.0 260 126 113 28 79 185 4 1.351 9.3 2.8 6.6 2.34 1.0 40
1971 29 18 14 .563 3.52 284.0 278 123 111 27 71 188 2 1.229 8.8 2.3 6.0 2.65 0.9 38
1972 30 17 14 .548 3.41 280.0 269 118 106 16 84 168 5 1.261 8.6 2.7 5.4 2.00 0.5 38
1973 31 10 12 .455 4.46 200.0 231 110 99 24 55 93 3 1.430 10.4 2.5 4.2 1.69 1.1 34
1974 32 17 14 .548 3.52 281.0 303 122 110 25 81 157 4 1.367 9.7 2.6 5.0 1.94 0.8 39
1975 33 11 12 .478 4.31 209.0 216 111 100 22 87 130 1 1.450 9.3 3.7 5.6 1.49 0.9 33
1976 34 12 12 .500 4.11 219.0 248 111 100 14 71 118 2 1.457 10.2 2.9 4.8 1.66 0.6 35
1977 35 6 9 .400 5.75 133.0 159 94 85 24 67 81 1 1.699 10.8 4.5 5.5 1.21 1.6 33
11 Yrs 121 116 .511 3.95 2136.0 2216 1040 937 212 724 1311 27 1.376 9.3 5.5 1.81 0.9 414



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1983 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (17, 3%)
1974 AL (34, 0%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1971 AL  2.90 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  20 (6th)
1974 AL  19 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1971 AL  .714 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.102 (5th)
1972 AL  1.077 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  2.008 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 NL  6.634 (9th)
1971 AL  5.961 (10th)
1975 AL  5.591 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1971 AL  282.3 (7th)
1972 AL  268.3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1970 NL  185 (9th)
1971 AL  187 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1974 AL  39 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1971 AL  18 (7th)
1972 AL  13 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1971 AL  4 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1970 NL  28 (7th)
Career  197 (229th)

Hits s c a p y
1970 NL  257 (10th)
1971 AL  248 (10th)
1974 AL  282 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1971 AL  2.968 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1972 AL  0.436 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1970 NL  15 (7th)
1972 AL  18 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1971 AL  1,134 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1971 AL  2.92 (8th)
1972 AL  2.65 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1971 AL  23.36 (9th)
1972 AL  20.10 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 AL  2.1 (9th)
1972 AL  2.2 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1971 AL  2.7 (8th)
1972 AL  2.4 (9th)
1974 AL  2.1 (10th)


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 - 37 (671), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 28 (483), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (591st), 16.9 career WAR/17.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

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