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Dick Donovan

Richard Edward Donovan

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

Born: December 7, 1927 in Boston, MA
School: Boston University (Boston, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1950 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1952 [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Braves/Senators/Tigers 1950-1965

Final Game: June 12, 1965 (Age 37)
Died: January 6, 1997 in Weymouth, MA
Buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #399. Mike Caldwell… #400. Bob Knepper… #401. Johnny Allen… #402. DICK DONOVAN… #403. Tim Lincecum… #404. Dummy Taylor… #405. Joe Nuxhall… 

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 22 BSN NL 0 2 .000 8.19 10 3 4 0 0 0 29.2 28 28 27 4 34 9 2 1 1 147 48 7.37 2.090 8.5 1.2 10.3 2.7 0.26
1951 23 BSN NL 0 0 5.27 8 2 3 0 0 0 13.2 17 11 8 0 11 4 0 0 0 69 72 4.31 2.049 11.2 0.0 7.2 2.6 0.36
1952 24 BSN NL 0 2 .000 5.54 7 2 3 0 0 1 13.0 18 10 8 1 12 6 2 0 0 70 67 5.70 2.308 12.5 0.7 8.3 4.2 0.50
1954 26 DET AL 0 0 10.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 9 7 7 1 5 2 0 0 0 32 38 6.40 2.333 13.5 1.5 7.5 3.0 0.40
1955 27 CHW AL 15 9 .625 3.32 29 24 3 11 5 0 187.0 186 77 69 17 48 5 88 3 1 0 774 118 3.43 1.251 9.0 0.8 2.3 4.2 1.83 AS
1956 28 CHW AL 12 10 .545 3.64 34 31 2 14 3 0 234.2 212 99 95 22 59 6 120 6 1 5 966 112 3.40 1.155 8.1 0.8 2.3 4.6 2.03
1957 29 CHW AL 16 6 .727 2.77 28 28 0 16 2 0 220.2 203 76 68 17 45 8 88 8 2 1 893 135 3.38 1.124 8.3 0.7 1.8 3.6 1.96 CYA-2,MVP-13
1958 30 CHW AL 15 14 .517 3.01 34 34 0 16 4 0 248.0 240 92 83 23 53 5 127 7 0 2 1030 122 3.38 1.181 8.7 0.8 1.9 4.6 2.40 MVP-25
1959 31 CHW AL 9 10 .474 3.66 31 29 0 5 1 0 179.2 171 84 73 15 58 3 71 5 0 1 768 104 3.89 1.275 8.6 0.8 2.9 3.6 1.22
1960 32 CHW AL 6 1 .857 5.38 33 8 7 0 0 3 78.2 87 49 47 13 25 3 30 0 0 2 340 72 4.87 1.424 10.0 1.5 2.9 3.4 1.20
1961 33 WSA AL 10 10 .500 2.40 23 22 0 11 2 0 168.2 138 60 45 10 35 3 62 3 0 0 671 163 3.29 1.026 7.4 0.5 1.9 3.3 1.77 AS,MVP-17
1962 34 CLE AL 20 10 .667 3.59 34 34 0 16 5 0 250.2 255 109 100 23 47 5 94 2 1 3 1032 107 3.65 1.205 9.2 0.8 1.7 3.4 2.00 AS,MVP-5
1963 35 CLE AL 11 13 .458 4.24 30 30 0 7 3 0 206.0 211 106 97 27 28 5 84 5 0 0 842 86 3.85 1.160 9.2 1.2 1.2 3.7 3.00
1964 36 CLE AL 7 9 .438 4.55 30 23 4 5 0 1 158.1 181 86 80 19 29 6 83 2 0 1 671 80 3.70 1.326 10.3 1.1 1.6 4.7 2.86
1965 37 CLE AL 1 3 .250 5.96 12 3 2 0 0 0 22.2 32 15 15 6 6 0 12 0 0 2 102 60 5.69 1.676 12.7 2.4 2.4 4.8 2.00
15 Yrs 122 99 .552 3.67 345 273 28 101 25 5 2017.1 1988 909 822 198 495 49 880 45 6 18 8407 104 3.70 1.231 8.9 0.9 2.2 3.9 1.78
162 Game Avg. 13 11 .552 3.67 38 30 3 11 3 1 222 219 100 90 22 54 97 5 1 2 925 104 3.70 1.231 8.9 0.9 2.2 3.9 1.78
CHW (6 yrs) 73 50 .593 3.41 189 154 12 62 15 3 1148.2 1099 477 435 107 288 30 524 29 4 11 4771 113 3.57 1.207 8.6 0.8 2.3 4.1 1.82
CLE (4 yrs) 39 35 .527 4.12 106 90 6 28 8 1 637.2 679 316 292 75 110 16 273 9 1 6 2647 90 3.80 1.237 9.6 1.1 1.6 3.9 2.48
BSN (3 yrs) 0 4 .000 6.87 25 7 10 0 0 1 56.1 63 49 43 5 57 19 4 1 1 286 56 6.24 2.130 10.1 0.8 9.1 3.0 0.33
WSA (1 yr) 10 10 .500 2.40 23 22 0 11 2 0 168.2 138 60 45 10 35 3 62 3 0 0 671 163 3.29 1.026 7.4 0.5 1.9 3.3 1.77
DET (1 yr) 0 0 10.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 9 7 7 1 5 2 0 0 0 32 38 6.40 2.333 13.5 1.5 7.5 3.0 0.40
AL (12 yrs) 122 95 .562 3.58 320 266 18 101 25 4 1961.0 1925 860 779 193 438 49 861 41 5 17 8121 107 3.63 1.205 8.8 0.9 2.0 4.0 1.97
NL (3 yrs) 0 4 .000 6.87 25 7 10 0 0 1 56.1 63 49 43 5 57 19 4 1 1 286 56 6.24 2.130 10.1 0.8 9.1 3.0 0.33

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 22 BSN NL 29.2 10 3 28 8.49 4.69 -0.11 0.00 95.5 4.59 -13 -1.2 .5 0.1 -0.7 -10 .384 .493
1951 23 BSN NL 13.2 8 2 11 7.24 4.57 -0.26 0.00 91.0 4.40 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .446 .497
1952 24 BSN NL 13.0 7 2 10 6.92 4.70 -0.26 0.00 97.7 4.84 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .455 .498
1954 26 DET AL 6.0 2 0 7 10.50 5.19 0.11 0.00 89.5 4.55 -4 -0.4 .5 0.1 -0.2 -4 .321 .498
1955 27 CHW AL 187.0 29 24 77 3.71 4.57 0.26 0.00 97.9 4.22 9 1.0 1.4 -0.1 2.4 26 .533 .506 AS
1956 28 CHW AL 234.2 34 31 99 3.80 4.68 0.09 0.00 98.7 4.54 17 1.8 1.4 -0.1 3.7 40 .554 .511
1957 29 CHW AL 220.2 28 28 76 3.10 4.27 0.40 0.00 98.8 3.82 19 2.2 -0.1 3.9 35 .577 .513 CYA-2,MVP-13
1958 30 CHW AL 248.0 34 34 92 3.34 4.16 0.23 0.00 99.3 3.90 16 1.8 -0.1 3.7 35 .553 .511 MVP-25
1959 31 CHW AL 179.2 31 29 84 4.21 4.45 0.54 0.00 98.8 3.86 -5 -0.6 .6 -0.1 0.9 8 .482 .496
1960 32 CHW AL 78.2 33 8 49 5.61 4.30 0.30 -0.07 98.8 3.88 -14 -1.5 1.3 -0.2 -1.0 -9 .456 .491
1961 33 WSA AL 168.2 23 22 60 3.20 4.63 0.06 0.07 98.6 4.58 27 3.0 .2 -0.1 4.2 40 .629 .518 AS,MVP-17
1962 34 CLE AL 250.2 34 34 109 3.91 4.45 0.21 0.08 97.9 4.23 12 1.3 -0.1 3.3 29 .538 .508 AS,MVP-5
1963 35 CLE AL 206.0 30 30 106 4.63 4.21 -0.09 0.07 99.1 4.33 -5 -0.5 -0.1 1.1 9 .483 .497
1964 36 CLE AL 158.1 30 23 86 4.89 4.03 -0.38 0.06 97.6 4.36 -7 -0.7 .9 -0.1 0.5 3 .475 .495
1965 37 CLE AL 22.2 12 3 15 5.96 3.98 -0.09 -0.02 102.7 4.15 -4 -0.5 1.3 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .459 .497
15 Seasons 2017.1 345 273 909 4.06 4.39 0.15 0.02 98.5 4.19 40 5.0 1.1 -1.1 20.8 194 .514 .504
CHW (6 yrs) 1148.2 189 154 477 3.74 4.41 0.29 -0.00 98.7 4.06 41 4.7 1.3 -0.8 13.5 134 .525 .505
CLE (4 yrs) 637.2 106 90 316 4.46 4.25 -0.04 0.07 98.4 4.29 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.4 4.5 38 .496 .500
BSN (3 yrs) 56.1 25 7 49 7.83 4.67 -0.18 0.00 94.9 4.60 -20 -1.9 .7 0.1 -1.2 -14 .424 .496
WSA (1 yr) 168.2 23 22 60 3.20 4.63 0.06 0.07 98.6 4.58 27 3.0 .2 -0.1 4.2 40 .629 .518
DET (1 yr) 6.0 2 0 7 10.50 5.19 0.11 0.00 89.5 4.55 -4 -0.4 .5 0.1 -0.2 -4 .321 .498

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
1959 31 CHW AL WS L LAD 0 1 .000 5.40 3 1 1 0 0 1 8.1 4 5 5 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 31 0.840 4.3 1.1 3.2 5.4 1.67
1 WS 0 1 .000 5.40 3 1 1 0 0 1 8.1 4 5 5 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 31 0.840 4.3 1.1 3.2 5.4 1.67

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 22 BSN NL 10 10 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .167 .500 .167 .667 89 1 0 0 0 1
1951 23 BSN NL 8 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .667 1.267 251 2 0 0 0 /1
1952 24 BSN NL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1954 26 DET AL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 27 CHW AL 40 89 76 10 17 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 26 .224 .330 .263 .593 60 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 AS
1956 28 CHW AL 44 107 90 10 20 4 0 3 15 0 0 14 30 .222 .330 .367 .697 84 33 2 1 1 1 1 1
1957 29 CHW AL 30 92 83 8 12 1 0 3 10 0 0 8 32 .145 .220 .265 .485 32 22 1 0 1 0 0 1 CYA-2,MVP-13
1958 30 CHW AL 34 94 80 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 33 .113 .228 .113 .341 -2 9 0 2 2 0 0 1 MVP-25
1959 31 CHW AL 31 69 61 4 8 4 0 1 5 0 0 5 32 .131 .197 .246 .443 22 15 1 0 3 0 0 1
1960 32 CHW AL 33 25 23 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 13 .130 .200 .174 .374 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
1961 33 WSA AL 24 63 56 6 10 1 0 1 7 0 0 6 23 .179 .258 .250 .508 41 14 0 0 1 0 0 1 AS,MVP-17
1962 34 CLE AL 34 100 89 8 16 1 0 4 9 0 0 7 32 .180 .255 .326 .581 58 29 1 2 2 0 0 1 AS,MVP-5
1963 35 CLE AL 31 74 69 4 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 31 .130 .155 .188 .343 -4 13 3 0 3 0 0 1
1964 36 CLE AL 31 63 48 7 7 0 0 1 8 0 0 10 27 .146 .305 .208 .513 47 10 2 1 4 0 0 1
1965 37 CLE AL 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 371 801 694 67 113 14 0 15 64 0 0 78 292 .163 .257 .248 .505 39 172 13 10 18 1 1
162 Game Avg. 162 350 303 29 49 6 0 7 28 0 34 128 .163 .257 .248 .505 39 75 6 4 8
CHW (6 yrs) 212 476 413 40 69 10 0 8 38 0 0 47 166 .167 .263 .249 .512 40 103 7 7 8 1 1
CLE (4 yrs) 108 243 212 19 32 2 0 6 19 0 0 19 94 .151 .231 .245 .476 32 52 6 3 9 0 0
BSN (3 yrs) 25 18 12 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 .167 .444 .250 .694 96 3 0 0 0
WSA (1 yr) 24 63 56 6 10 1 0 1 7 0 0 6 23 .179 .258 .250 .508 41 14 0 0 1 0 0
DET (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 346 783 682 65 111 13 0 15 64 0 0 72 284 .163 .252 .248 .500 37 169 13 10 18 1 1
NL (3 yrs) 25 18 12 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 .167 .444 .250 .694 96 3 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 22 BSN NL 10 10 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .513 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1951 23 BSN NL 8 5 1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .517 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1952 24 BSN NL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1954 26 DET AL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1955 27 CHW AL 40 89 -4 0 0 0 9 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .514 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1 AS
1956 28 CHW AL 44 107 -3 0 -1 0 12 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .519 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1
1957 29 CHW AL 30 92 -8 -0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1 CYA-2,MVP-13
1958 30 CHW AL 34 94 -11 -1 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 MVP-25
1959 31 CHW AL 31 69 -7 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1960 32 CHW AL 33 25 -3 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1961 33 WSA AL 24 63 -5 -1 0 0 7 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1 AS,MVP-17
1962 34 CLE AL 34 100 -5 0 -0 0 12 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .522 .505 0.7 -0.0 7 1 AS,MVP-5
1963 35 CLE AL 31 74 -9 -1 -1 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1964 36 CLE AL 31 63 -4 0 -0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .514 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1965 37 CLE AL 12 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
15 Seasons 371 801 -60 -2 -1 0 89 27 2.6 0 27 2.6 .507 .502 2.7 -0.1 27
CHW (6 yrs) 212 476 -36 -1 0 0 51 15 1.5 0 15 1.5 .507 .502 1.5 -0.0 15
CLE (4 yrs) 108 243 -19 -0 -1 0 28 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .508 .502 0.8 -0.1 8
BSN (3 yrs) 25 18 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .500 0.2 0.0 2
WSA (1 yr) 24 63 -5 -1 0 0 7 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
DET (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .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
1959 31 CHW AL WS LAD L 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 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
1950 BSN NL 22 P 10 3 0 29.2 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 1.82 0.60 .962 2.12 2.10 4 0 0% 43% 0
1951 BSN NL 23 P 8 2 0 13.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.29 0.63 .962 2.17 2.14 0 1 100% 43% 0
1952 BSN NL 24 P 7 2 0 13.0 7 0 6 1 0 .857 4.15 0.86 .953 2.15 2.16 5 1 17% 44% 0
1954 DET AL 26 P 2 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.50 .960 1.95 2.00 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 27 P 29 24 11 187.0 44 11 33 0 2 1.000 2.12 1.52 .956 1.99 1.97 2 3 60% 47% 0 AS
1956 CHW AL 28 P 34 31 14 234.2 58 11 46 1 4 .983 2.19 1.68 .950 1.92 1.91 10 1 9% 44% 0
1957 CHW AL 29 P 28 28 16 220.2 55 18 37 0 3 1.000 2.24 1.96 .963 1.99 2.00 13 6 32% 47% 0 CYA-2,MVP-13
1958 CHW AL 30 P 34 34 16 248.0 52 16 34 2 3 .962 1.81 1.47 .963 1.95 1.93 9 2 18% 47% 1 MVP-25
1959 CHW AL 31 P 31 29 5 179.2 41 11 26 4 1 .902 1.85 1.19 .955 2.05 2.03 10 0 0% 40% 0
1960 CHW AL 32 P 33 8 0 78.2 26 6 19 1 0 .962 2.86 0.76 .967 1.96 1.95 7 0 0% 40% 0
1961 WSA AL 33 P 23 22 11 168.2 45 15 26 4 1 .911 2.19 1.78 .954 2.05 2.02 15 5 25% 36% 0 AS,MVP-17
1962 CLE AL 34 P 34 34 16 250.2 62 23 36 3 6 .952 2.12 1.74 .958 2.08 2.07 7 3 30% 36% 0 AS,MVP-5
1963 CLE AL 35 P 30 30 7 206.0 51 20 29 2 1 .961 2.14 1.63 .955 1.99 2.00 10 3 23% 33% 1
1964 CLE AL 36 P 30 23 5 158.1 40 9 30 1 3 .975 2.22 1.30 .957 1.90 1.89 18 2 10% 37% 0
1965 CLE AL 37 P 12 3 0 22.2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 2.38 0.50 .951 2.02 2.03 4 1 20% 34% 0
15 Seasons P 345 273 101 2017.1 500 144 336 20 25 .960 2.14 1.39 .957 1.99 1.99 114 28 20% 40% 2
15 Seasons TOT 345 273 101 2017.1 500 144 336 20 25 .960 2.14 1.39 .957 1.99 1.99 114 28 20% 40% 2
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 AL (13, 6%)
1958 AL (25, 0%)
1961 AL (17, 2%)
1962 AL (5, 23%)
0.31 Career Shares (609th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 ML (2, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (219th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1957 AL  3.9 (3rd)
1958 AL  3.7 (9th)
1961 AL  4.2 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1955 AL  3.32 (10th)
1957 AL  2.77 (6th)
1958 AL  3.01 (8th)
1961 AL  2.40 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1955 AL  15 (9th)
1957 AL  16 (3rd)
1958 AL  15 (5th)
1962 AL  20 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1955 AL  .625 (5th)
1957 AL  .727 (1st)
1962 AL  .667 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1955 AL  1.251 (7th)
1956 AL  1.155 (1st)
1957 AL  1.124 (3rd)
1958 AL  1.181 (7th)
1961 AL  1.026 (1st)
1962 AL  1.205 (7th)
Career  1.231 (217th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 AL  7.364 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 AL  2.310 (2nd)
1956 AL  2.263 (2nd)
1957 AL  1.835 (2nd)
1958 AL  1.923 (1st)
1961 AL  1.868 (3rd)
1962 AL  1.688 (1st)
1963 AL  1.223 (1st)
Career  2.208 (163rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1957 AL  220.7 (10th)
1958 AL  248.0 (3rd)
1962 AL  250.7 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1958 AL  34 (2nd)
1962 AL  34 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1955 AL  11 (10th)
1957 AL  16 (1st)
1958 AL  16 (5th)
1961 AL  11 (9th)
1962 AL  16 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1955 AL  5 (5th)
1956 AL  3 (7th)
1957 AL  2 (7th)
1958 AL  4 (3rd)
1962 AL  5 (1st)
1963 AL  3 (8th)
Career  25 (173rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1956 AL  22 (10th)
1958 AL  23 (10th)
1963 AL  27 (10th)
Career  198 (224th)

Hits s c a p y
1958 AL  240 (3rd)
1962 AL  255 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  1.833 (4th)
1956 AL  2.034 (3rd)
1957 AL  1.956 (6th)
1958 AL  2.396 (3rd)
1963 AL  3.000 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 AL  0.751 (9th)
1961 AL  0.534 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 AL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1956 AL  95 (10th)
1962 AL  100 (6th)
1963 AL  97 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (10th)
1957 AL  8 (5th)
1958 AL  7 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1958 AL  1,030 (3rd)
1962 AL  1,032 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1955 AL  118 (10th)
1957 AL  135 (5th)
1958 AL  122 (6th)
1961 AL  163 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1955 AL  3.43 (7th)
1956 AL  3.40 (9th)
1957 AL  3.38 (8th)
1958 AL  3.38 (6th)
1961 AL  3.29 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  24 (4th)
1958 AL  19 (7th)
1961 AL  25 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  2.6 (4th)
1958 AL  2.0 (7th)
1961 AL  2.7 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1955 AL  20.60 (8th)
1957 AL  29.71 (3rd)
1958 AL  21.84 (5th)
1961 AL  22.50 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1957 AL  3.2 (6th)
1958 AL  2.1 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.0 (6th)
1956 AL  2.7 (6th)
1957 AL  2.7 (4th)
1958 AL  2.0 (8th)
1961 AL  2.7 (6th)
Career  9.4 (166th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.2 (8th)
1957 AL  3.3 (4th)
1958 AL  2.4 (5th)
1961 AL  2.4 (9th)
Career  7.4 (245th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1957 AL  18 (3rd)
1958 AL  16 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1956 AL  46 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1959 AL  4 (2nd)
1961 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1956 AL  2.19 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1956 AL  1.68 (4th)
1957 AL  1.96 (4th)
1958 AL  1.47 (5th)
1962 AL  1.74 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1955 AL  1.000 (1st)
1957 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1965 AL  born 1927-12-07 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 16 (143), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 84 (290), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 40 (348), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (414), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (367th), 23.4 career WAR/24.4 7yr-peak WAR/23.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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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.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
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.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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