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Al Downing

Alphonso Erwin Downing

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 28, 1941 in Trenton, NJ
High School: Trenton Central HS (Trenton, NJ)
Schools: Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA), Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1961 (Age 20.021)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Dodgers/Brewers/Athletics 1961-1977

Final Game: July 13, 1977 (Age 36.015)
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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
1961 20 NYY AL 0 1 .000 8.00 5 1 3 0 0 0 9.0 7 8 8 0 12 0 12 1 1 1 47 48 4.24 2.111 7.0 0.0 12.0 12.0 1.00
1962 21 NYY AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.62 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1963 22 NYY AL 13 5 .722 2.56 24 22 2 10 4 0 175.2 114 52 50 7 80 1 171 0 1 5 707 138 2.42 1.104 5.8 0.4 4.1 8.8 2.14
1964 23 NYY AL 13 8 .619 3.47 37 35 2 11 1 2 244.0 201 104 94 18 120 5 217 0 3 14 1041 105 3.26 1.316 7.4 0.7 4.4 8.0 1.81
1965 24 NYY AL 12 14 .462 3.40 35 32 2 8 2 0 212.0 185 92 80 16 105 2 179 2 1 5 902 100 3.32 1.368 7.9 0.7 4.5 7.6 1.70
1966 25 NYY AL 10 11 .476 3.56 30 30 0 1 0 0 200.0 178 90 79 23 79 3 152 1 0 4 845 93 3.73 1.285 8.0 1.0 3.6 6.8 1.92
1967 ★ 26 NYY AL 14 10 .583 2.63 31 28 2 10 4 0 201.2 158 65 59 13 61 1 171 6 0 5 807 118 2.68 1.086 7.1 0.6 2.7 7.6 2.80 AS
1968 27 NYY AL 3 3 .500 3.52 15 12 1 1 0 0 61.1 54 24 24 7 20 2 40 1 1 1 256 82 3.59 1.207 7.9 1.0 2.9 5.9 2.00
1969 28 NYY AL 7 5 .583 3.38 30 15 5 5 1 0 130.2 117 57 49 12 49 6 85 0 0 5 550 104 3.53 1.270 8.1 0.8 3.4 5.9 1.73
1970 29 TOT AL 5 13 .278 3.52 27 22 1 2 0 0 135.1 118 66 53 13 81 2 79 4 0 8 595 105 4.60 1.470 7.8 0.9 5.4 5.3 0.98
1970 29 OAK AL 3 3 .500 3.95 10 6 0 1 0 0 41.0 39 19 18 5 22 0 26 1 0 0 180 90 4.64 1.488 8.6 1.1 4.8 5.7 1.18
1970 29 MIL AL 2 10 .167 3.34 17 16 1 1 0 0 94.1 79 47 35 8 59 2 53 3 0 8 415 113 4.59 1.463 7.5 0.8 5.6 5.1 0.90
1971 30 LAD NL 20 9 .690 2.68 37 36 0 12 5 0 262.1 245 93 78 16 84 3 136 3 1 12 1095 121 3.20 1.254 8.4 0.5 2.9 4.7 1.62 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 31 LAD NL 9 9 .500 2.98 31 30 1 7 4 0 202.2 196 81 67 13 67 2 117 7 1 2 868 113 3.17 1.298 8.7 0.6 3.0 5.2 1.75
1973 32 LAD NL 9 9 .500 3.31 30 28 1 5 2 0 193.0 155 87 71 19 68 3 124 1 1 7 790 106 3.63 1.155 7.2 0.9 3.2 5.8 1.82
1974 33 LAD NL 5 6 .455 3.66 21 16 2 1 1 0 98.1 94 52 40 7 45 0 63 3 0 3 427 94 3.69 1.414 8.6 0.6 4.1 5.8 1.40
1975 34 LAD NL 2 1 .667 2.89 22 6 6 0 0 1 74.2 59 31 24 6 28 1 39 2 1 2 311 119 3.79 1.165 7.1 0.7 3.4 4.7 1.39
1976 35 LAD NL 1 2 .333 3.86 17 3 6 0 0 0 46.2 43 21 20 3 18 1 30 0 0 2 196 88 3.34 1.307 8.3 0.6 3.5 5.8 1.67
1977 36 LAD NL 0 1 .000 6.75 12 1 2 0 0 0 20.0 22 15 15 4 16 0 23 0 0 1 99 58 5.44 1.900 9.9 1.8 7.2 10.4 1.44
17 Yrs 123 107 .535 3.22 405 317 37 73 24 3 2268.1 1946 938 811 177 933 32 1639 31 11 77 9539 106 3.37 1.269 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.76
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .535 3.22 38 30 3 7 2 0 214 183 88 76 17 88 3 154 3 1 7 898 106 3.37 1.269 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.76
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
NYY (9 yrs) 72 57 .558 3.23 208 175 18 46 12 2 1235.1 1014 492 443 96 526 20 1028 11 7 40 5158 105 3.18 1.247 7.4 0.7 3.8 7.5 1.95
LAD (7 yrs) 46 37 .554 3.16 170 120 18 25 12 1 897.2 814 380 315 68 326 10 532 16 4 29 3786 107 3.45 1.270 8.2 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.63
OAK (1 yr) 3 3 .500 3.95 10 6 0 1 0 0 41.0 39 19 18 5 22 0 26 1 0 0 180 90 4.64 1.488 8.6 1.1 4.8 5.7 1.18
MIL (1 yr) 2 10 .167 3.34 17 16 1 1 0 0 94.1 79 47 35 8 59 2 53 3 0 8 415 113 4.59 1.463 7.5 0.8 5.6 5.1 0.90
AL (10 yrs) 77 70 .524 3.26 235 197 19 48 12 2 1370.2 1132 558 496 109 607 22 1107 15 7 48 5753 105 3.32 1.269 7.4 0.7 4.0 7.3 1.82
NL (7 yrs) 46 37 .554 3.16 170 120 18 25 12 1 897.2 814 380 315 68 326 10 532 16 4 29 3786 107 3.45 1.270 8.2 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.63
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
1961 20 NYY AL 9.0 5 1 8 8.00 4.44 0.37 -0.16 93.8 3.67 -4 -0.4 .1 0.1 -0.2 -4 .418 .497
1962 21 NYY AL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.39 0.13 -0.18 90.0 3.68 0 0.0 .1 -0.0 0.0 0 .546 .500
1963 22 NYY AL 175.2 24 22 52 2.66 3.97 0.28 0.06 96.6 3.62 21 2.5 .4 -0.1 3.8 32 .604 .515
1964 23 NYY AL 245.0 37 35 104 3.82 4.05 0.27 0.07 100.0 3.85 5 0.5 2.7 -0.1 2.4 19 .515 .503
1965 24 NYY AL 212.0 35 32 92 3.91 3.95 -0.17 0.07 97.3 4.07 4 0.5 1.4 -0.1 2.2 19 .514 .503
1966 25 NYY AL 200.0 30 30 90 4.05 3.87 0.03 0.07 97.6 3.82 -2 -0.3 -0.1 1.4 10 .491 .498
1967 ★ 26 NYY AL 201.2 31 28 65 2.90 3.78 -0.12 0.05 95.4 3.78 23 2.9 .9 -0.1 4.6 34 .594 .518 $22,500 AS
1968 27 NYY AL 61.1 15 12 24 3.52 3.26 0.01 0.04 97.4 3.20 -1 -0.2 .3 -0.0 0.4 2 .488 .499 $32,500
1969 28 NYY AL 130.2 30 15 57 3.93 4.08 0.27 0.01 97.9 3.75 -2 -0.2 .5 -0.1 0.9 9 .493 .499 $32,500
1970 29 OAK AL 41.0 10 6 19 4.17 4.08 0.25 0.03 94.0 3.63 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .477 .499 $32,500
1970 29 MIL AL 94.1 17 16 47 4.48 4.08 -0.21 0.07 100.7 4.39 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.8 7 .498 .500
1971 30 LAD NL 262.1 37 36 93 3.19 3.90 -0.00 0.05 94.0 3.72 13 1.5 .5 -0.2 3.8 37 .541 .509 $29,000 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 31 LAD NL 202.2 31 30 81 3.60 4.04 0.06 0.06 95.3 3.85 3 0.3 .3 -0.1 2.0 21 .511 .502
1973 32 LAD NL 193.0 30 28 87 4.06 4.19 0.34 0.12 96.4 3.82 -5 -0.6 1.2 -0.1 1.0 11 .481 .496 $45,000
1974 33 LAD NL 98.1 21 16 52 4.76 3.94 0.23 0.09 95.3 3.61 -13 -1.4 .6 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .434 .491
1975 34 LAD NL 74.2 22 6 31 3.74 3.95 0.52 -0.10 95.8 3.18 -5 -0.6 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .474 .497
1976 35 LAD NL 46.2 17 3 21 4.05 4.34 0.35 -0.13 96.2 3.71 -2 -0.3 .4 0.0 0.2 2 .485 .498
1977 36 LAD NL 20.0 12 1 15 6.75 4.61 0.06 -0.31 98.4 4.18 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .450 .496
17 Seasons 2269.1 405 317 938 3.72 3.98 0.11 0.05 96.7 3.79 24 3.6 .7 -1.1 22.5 194 .509 .502 $194,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
NYY (9 yrs) 1236.1 208 175 492 3.58 3.92 0.08 0.06 97.5 3.79 43 5.4 .7 -0.6 15.5 123 .526 .505 $87,500
LAD (7 yrs) 897.2 170 120 380 3.81 4.04 0.18 0.04 95.3 3.72 -16 -1.5 .7 -0.5 6.1 63 .491 .500 $74,000
OAK (1 yr) 41.0 10 6 19 4.17 4.08 0.25 0.03 94.0 3.63 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .477 .499 $32,500
MIL (1 yr) 94.1 17 16 47 4.48 4.08 -0.21 0.07 100.7 4.39 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.8 7 .498 .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
1963 22 NYY AL WS L LAD 0 1 .000 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 3 3 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 21 1.600 12.6 1.8 1.8 10.8 6.00
1964 23 NYY AL WS L STL 0 1 .000 8.22 3 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 9 8 7 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 35 1.435 10.6 2.3 2.3 5.9 2.50
1974 33 LAD NL NLCS W PIT 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.500 2.3 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
1974 33 LAD NL WS L OAK 0 1 .000 2.45 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 4 3 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 20 2.182 9.8 0.0 9.8 7.4 0.75
3 Yrs (4 Series) 0 3 .000 4.87 6 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 21 14 11 3 8 0 14 0 0 0 91 1.426 9.3 1.3 3.5 6.2 1.75
1 NLCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.500 2.3 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
3 WS 0 3 .000 6.06 5 3 0 0 0 0 16.1 20 14 11 3 7 0 14 0 0 0 76 1.653 11.0 1.7 3.9 7.7 2.00

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
1967 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

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
1961 20 NYY AL 5 47 33 8 7 2 0 0 2 0 12 12 .212 .426 .273 .698 .318 9 0 1 0 1 0 0
1962 21 NYY AL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 22 NYY AL 24 706 620 52 114 23 3 7 5 1 80 171 .184 .277 .265 .541 .242 164 12 0 5 1 1 7
1964 23 NYY AL 37 1041 901 104 201 32 10 18 4 7 120 217 .223 .312 .341 .653 .272 307 12 0 13 7 5 10
1965 24 NYY AL 35 902 781 92 185 25 10 16 3 5 105 179 .237 .326 .356 .682 .285 278 21 2 7 7 2 10
1966 25 NYY AL 30 844 755 90 178 32 4 23 2 6 79 152 .236 .308 .380 .688 .265 287 10 1 5 4 3 10
1967 26 NYY AL 31 807 728 65 158 19 4 13 7 8 61 171 .217 .281 .308 .589 .264 224 15 6 7 5 1 3
1968 27 NYY AL 15 256 228 24 54 10 1 7 0 1 20 40 .237 .299 .382 .680 .257 87 3 1 5 2 2 1
1969 28 NYY AL 30 550 488 57 117 24 1 12 6 2 49 85 .240 .306 .367 .673 .265 179 6 0 8 5 6 11
1970 29 MIL AL 1 17 415 341 47 79 11 2 8 7 4 59 53 .232 .346 .346 .692 .250 118 11 3 8 4 2 8
1970 29 OAK AL 10 180 155 19 39 7 0 5 2 4 22 26 .252 .346 .394 .740 .272 61 4 1 1 1 0 3
1970 29 TOT AL 1 27 595 496 66 118 18 2 13 9 8 81 79 .238 .346 .361 .707 .257 179 15 4 9 5 2 11
1971 30 LAD NL 37 1095 992 93 245 33 1 16 11 4 84 136 .247 .307 .331 .637 .271 328 26 3 12 4 3 12
1972 31 LAD NL 31 868 772 81 196 24 5 13 15 6 67 117 .254 .317 .348 .665 .282 269 21 7 15 7 2 21
1973 32 LAD NL 30 790 707 87 155 21 3 19 8 6 68 124 .219 .288 .338 .626 .240 239 12 1 12 2 3 10
1974 33 LAD NL 21 427 368 52 94 9 5 7 9 2 45 63 .255 .338 .364 .702 .288 134 10 3 7 4 0 9
1975 34 LAD NL 22 311 274 31 59 7 0 6 5 4 28 39 .215 .292 .307 .598 .230 84 7 2 6 1 1 9
1976 35 LAD NL 17 196 172 21 43 4 1 3 2 2 18 30 .250 .318 .337 .655 .284 58 4 0 4 2 1 1
1977 36 LAD NL 12 99 79 15 22 2 0 4 5 0 16 23 .278 .400 .456 .856 .346 36 1 0 4 0 0 1
17 Yrs 1 405 9537 8397 938 1946 285 50 177 93 62 933 1639 .232 .309 .341 .650 .266 2862 175 31 119 57 32 126
162 Game Avg. 0 38 898 791 88 183 27 5 17 9 6 88 154 .232 .309 .341 .650 .266 270 16 3 11 5 3 12
MLB Averages .252 .318 .373 .691 .278
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1961 20 NYY AL -4.0 -0.4 53 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 .33 -0.0 -0.7 -2.8 -0.3 1.19 -1.9 0 0 3
1962 21 NYY AL 0.6 0.1 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 .04 0.1 -0.0 0.5 0.1 0.62 0.8 0 0 1
1963 22 NYY AL 21.4 2.4 725 2.1 11.4 -9.3 .90 3.4 -1.0 26.0 3.0 0.93 33.4 0 1 0
1964 23 NYY AL 5.1 0.5 1075 1.6 22.8 -21.2 1.26 1.6 -0.3 11.0 1.2 0.94 15.2 1 0 1
1965 24 NYY AL -0.2 -0.0 919 -0.2 16.0 -16.1 1.03 -0.6 0.4 3.2 0.3 0.98 -5.4 1 1 1
1966 25 NYY AL -6.0 -0.6 860 -0.8 15.1 -15.8 1.02 -0.6 -0.2 -5.2 -0.6 0.92 -8.9 0 0 0
1967 26 NYY AL 12.2 1.4 832 2.9 16.2 -13.3 1.12 2.2 0.4 17.9 2.1 0.92 20.4 1 0 2
1968 27 NYY AL -2.9 -0.3 259 0.2 4.5 -4.3 1.06 -0.1 0.3 -1.0 -0.1 0.93 -2.1 0 0 2
1969 28 NYY AL 1.0 0.1 564 0.0 8.4 -8.3 .91 0.2 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.95 2.8 1 2 11
1970 29 TOT AL -0.1 -0.0 623 -1.2 11.4 -12.6 1.13 -1.7 0.6 -3.2 -0.3 1.01 -14.3 1 0 3
1970 29 OAK AL -1.2 -0.1 187 -0.2 3.6 -3.8 1.11 -0.5 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 1.05 -4.7 1 0 3
1970 29 MIL AL 1.1 0.1 436 -1.0 7.8 -8.8 1.14 -1.2 0.2 -2.3 -0.2 0.99 -9.6 0 0 0
1971 30 LAD NL 15.1 1.7 1126 1.9 19.7 -17.8 1.02 1.4 0.4 20.0 2.3 0.94 11.5 0 0 1
1972 31 LAD NL 6.4 0.7 896 0.1 15.9 -15.8 1.09 -0.2 0.3 5.1 0.6 0.97 -1.7 0 0 1
1973 32 LAD NL 1.0 0.1 814 -0.7 14.2 -14.9 1.06 0.8 -1.4 -1.2 -0.1 0.90 7.6 1 0 1
1974 33 LAD NL -5.6 -0.6 444 -1.0 7.0 -8.0 .98 -0.7 -0.4 -5.2 -0.6 0.97 -4.9 0 1 4
1975 34 LAD NL 3.1 0.3 323 -0.7 5.1 -5.8 .96 -0.0 -0.7 1.8 0.2 0.96 1.3 4 2 10
1976 35 LAD NL -1.7 -0.2 205 0.4 2.4 -1.9 .65 0.2 0.4 -1.9 -0.2 0.95 1.5 1 1 12
1977 36 LAD NL -5.6 -0.6 105 -0.8 0.9 -1.7 .68 -0.6 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6 1.08 -6.0 2 0 9
17 Yrs 39.9 4.6 9826 3.7 171.0 -167.3 1.04 5.4 -1.8 58.0 6.9 0.95 49.1 13 8 62
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

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
1961 20 NYY AL 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 30.0 30 30 3 3 0 1 2.0 0.0 1.0
1963 22 NYY AL 24 22 13 4 5 1 2 15 7 .682 0 4 10 4 18 82% 66.3 95 36 10 3 12 4 4.2 4.4 7.7
1964 23 NYY AL 37 35 13 8 14 4 2 21 14 .600 2 5 11 1 18 51% 56.9 93 26 24 11 22 4 4.2 4.2 7.0
1965 24 NYY AL 35 32 12 14 6 1 6 15 17 .469 2 2 8 2 19 59% 54.9 87 21 22 10 13 7 4.1 4.2 6.5
1966 25 NYY AL 30 30 10 11 9 3 5 15 15 .500 3 6 1 0 17 57% 54.2 78 28 30 9 5 9 4.1 3.8 6.7
1967 26 NYY AL 31 28 12 10 6 0 3 14 13 .519 1 1 10 4 18 64% 60.1 94 24 18 8 4 11 3.2 3.3 6.8
1968 27 NYY AL 15 12 3 3 6 0 0 5 7 .417 1 1 1 0 5 42% 51.7 74 32 4 0 2 7 2.2 2.6 4.7
1969 28 NYY AL 30 15 6 4 5 0 1 9 6 .600 0 2 5 1 9 60% 55.9 82 29 16 4 3 3 4.3 4.9 6.6
1970 29 TOT AL 27 22 5 13 4 0 3 7 15 .318 0 3 2 0 12 55% 50.2 80 26 22 9 6 9 3.1 3.0 5.8
1970 29 OAK AL 10 6 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 .500 0 0 1 0 3 50% 48.7 80 26 5 3 4 2 5.0 4.1 5.7
1970 29 MIL AL 17 16 2 10 4 0 3 4 12 .250 0 3 1 0 9 56% 50.8 79 28 17 6 2 7 2.4 2.6 5.8
1971 30 LAD NL 37 36 20 9 7 2 5 26 10 .722 2 3 12 5 26 72% 56.0 84 23 32 12 13 5 4.8 4.7 7.1
1972 31 LAD NL 31 30 9 9 12 0 3 15 15 .500 3 5 7 4 18 60% 53.7 85 16 23 6 4 11 4.4 3.6 6.7
1973 32 LAD NL 30 28 8 9 11 0 5 17 11 .607 0 9 5 2 18 64% 55.3 86 25 21 2 2 11 4.2 3.7 6.8
1974 33 LAD NL 21 16 5 6 5 1 1 7 9 .438 1 3 1 1 7 44% 49.9 86 26 14 7 4 9 5.0 5.1 5.6
1975 34 LAD NL 22 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 5 .167 3 1 0 0 5 83% 55.2 71 40 2 2 0 5 3.9 3.1 6.2
1976 35 LAD NL 17 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 3 100% 62.3 78 43 2 1 0 3 1.9 1.9 7.0
1977 36 LAD NL 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 30.0 30 30 3 0 0 1 5.0 0.0 1.7
16 Yrs 404 317 116 102 99 12 37 167 149 .528 18 46 73 24 193 61% 56 95 16 246 87 90 100 4.0 4.0 6.6
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 116 -14 4.1 4.0 6.5
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

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
1961 20 NYY AL 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 8 .326 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 2 0 6.0
1962 21 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .043 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1963 22 NYY AL 24 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .897 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 9.0
1964 23 NYY AL 37 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 100% 2 0 2 0 0% 9 1.259 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2.0
1965 24 NYY AL 35 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0% 8 1.031 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 3.7
1967 26 NYY AL 31 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.120 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 12.0
1968 27 NYY AL 15 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 4 1.064 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 5.3
1969 28 NYY AL 30 15 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 38% 6 .913 1 2 11 0 2 13 4 11 10 1 10 2 6.3
1970 29 TOT AL 27 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 1.133 1 0 3 0 0 5 1 4 4 0 4 1 4.8
1970 29 OAK AL 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 2 1.109 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 3 4 0 4 0 5.3
1970 29 MIL AL 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.144 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3.0
1971 30 LAD NL 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 1.019 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 17.0
1972 31 LAD NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 6 1.090 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.0
1973 32 LAD NL 30 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.060 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 6.0
1974 33 LAD NL 21 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 0 0 6 .982 0 1 4 1 0 4 0 5 4 0 4 1 5.4
1975 34 LAD NL 22 16 6 2 1 3 1 2 33% 3 0 7 4 57% 6 .959 4 2 10 4 2 10 4 12 13 1 13 0 7.1
1976 35 LAD NL 17 14 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 8 .654 1 1 12 0 1 13 3 11 11 2 11 0 5.5
1977 36 LAD NL 12 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 33% 6 .676 2 0 9 0 2 9 4 7 8 2 8 2 5.0
16 Yrs 375 88 37 7 5 6 3 3 50% 7 1 37 16 43% 1.042 13 8 62 8 9 71 22 66 62 8 62 6 6.1
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

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%
1961 20 NYY AL 47 28% 0.0% 25.5% 25.5% 4.3% 29% 0.67 47% 14 0 0%
1962 21 NYY AL 3 67% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.00 67% 0 0
1963 22 NYY AL 706 23% 1.0% 24.2% 11.3% 4.7% 29% 1.10 63% 132 12 9%
1964 23 NYY AL 1041 23% 1.7% 20.9% 11.5% 5.8% 30% 0.82 65% 191 12 6%
1965 24 NYY AL 902 18% 1.8% 19.8% 11.6% 5.7% 28% 0.84 66% 190 21 11%
1966 25 NYY AL 844 19% 2.7% 18.0% 9.4% 7.0% 33% 0.73 69% 138 10 7%
1967 26 NYY AL 807 21% 1.6% 21.2% 7.6% 4.5% 23% 0.91 68% 131 15 11%
1968 27 NYY AL 256 23% 2.7% 15.6% 7.8% 7.0% 33% 1.33 71% 40 3 8%
1969 28 NYY AL 550 20% 2.2% 15.5% 8.9% 6.7% 32% 0.84 72% 106 6 6%
1970 29 TOT AL 595 20% 2.2% 13.3% 13.6% 5.6% 28% 1.20 69% 133 15 11%
1970 29 OAK AL 180 22% 2.8% 14.4% 12.2% 6.7% 31% 1.36 69% 39 4 10%
1970 29 MIL AL 415 19% 1.9% 12.8% 14.2% 5.1% 27% 1.14 68% 94 11 12%
1971 30 LAD NL 1095 16% 1.5% 12.4% 7.7% 4.6% 20% 1.10 77% 197 26 13%
1972 31 LAD NL 868 18% 1.5% 13.5% 7.7% 4.8% 21% 1.39 75% 173 21 12%
1973 32 LAD NL 790 22% 2.4% 15.7% 8.6% 5.4% 28% 1.02 72% 128 12 9%
1974 33 LAD NL 427 17% 1.6% 14.8% 10.5% 4.9% 22% 1.34 71% 85 10 12%
1975 34 LAD NL 311 31% 1.9% 12.5% 9.0% 4.2% 22% 1.97 74% 54 7 13%
1976 35 LAD NL 196 23% 1.5% 15.3% 9.2% 4.1% 19% 1.77 72% 34 4 12%
1977 36 LAD NL 99 32% 4.0% 23.2% 16.2% 6.1% 27% 1.85 53% 24 1 4%
17 Yrs 9537 20% 1.9% 17.2% 9.8% 5.4% 26% 1.04 70% 1770 175 10%
MLB Averages 47% 2.1% 14.5% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.10 73% 11%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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
1961 20 NYY AL 47 7 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 57% 0 1 1 27 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1962 21 NYY AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 22 NYY AL 706 114 7 0 14 4 3 4 3 36 20 4 56% 7 5 4 239 5 1 83% 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 13 0
1964 23 NYY AL 1041 201 18 1 23 16 2 7 11 55 24 13 44% 10 14 3 379 4 7 36% 4 6 0 1 0 0 5 0 31 0
1965 24 NYY AL 902 185 16 0 20 12 4 7 9 40 12 8 30% 10 5 1 355 3 5 38% 3 3 0 2 0 0 6 1 14 0
1966 25 NYY AL 844 178 23 0 11 18 5 7 16 33 16 6 48% 10 4 0 290 2 6 25% 1 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
1967 26 NYY AL 807 158 13 0 8 9 4 5 8 28 16 5 57% 3 5 2 264 7 8 47% 5 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 16 0
1968 27 NYY AL 256 54 7 1 6 5 2 3 4 11 5 3 45% 1 1 0 83 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1969 28 NYY AL 550 117 12 0 9 8 4 6 6 28 17 3 61% 11 5 0 203 6 2 75% 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 0
1970 29 TOT AL 594 118 13 1 21 10 3 4 9 39 14 8 36% 11 8 3 234 9 8 53% 8 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 1
1970 29 OAK AL 180 39 5 1 14 4 1 2 3 19 5 4 26% 3 0 1 61 2 4 33% 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
1970 29 MIL AL 414 79 8 0 7 6 2 2 6 20 9 4 45% 8 8 2 173 7 4 64% 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1971 30 LAD NL 1095 245 16 0 20 13 3 5 11 40 15 6 38% 12 12 2 400 11 4 73% 10 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 24 0
1972 31 LAD NL 868 196 13 0 13 9 4 2 11 38 19 6 50% 21 2 2 339 15 6 71% 14 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 15 0
1973 32 LAD NL 790 155 19 0 9 15 4 6 13 28 19 6 68% 10 7 0 257 8 6 57% 7 5 1 1 0 0 4 2 14 0
1974 33 LAD NL 427 94 7 0 9 7 0 2 5 33 19 4 58% 9 3 0 157 9 2 82% 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 0
1975 34 LAD NL 311 59 6 0 6 4 2 3 3 9 4 2 44% 9 2 0 118 5 4 56% 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 0
1976 35 LAD NL 196 43 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 8 6 0 75% 1 2 2 75 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1977 36 LAD NL 99 22 4 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 2 1 50% 1 1 0 47 5 0 100% 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Yrs 9536 1946 177 4 176 135 42 65 112 437 212 77 49% 126 77 20 3467 93 62 60% 82 51 10 8 1 3 29 7 205 1
MLB Averages 50% 63%
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

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+
1961 20 0 1 .000 8.00 5 1 3 0 0 0 9.0 7 8 8 0 12 0 12 1 1 1 47 48 2.111 7.0 0.0 12.0 12.0 1.00 48
1962 21 0 1 .000 7.20 6 1 4 0 0 0 10.0 7 8 8 0 12 0 13 1 1 1 50 56 1.900 6.3 0.0 10.8 11.7 1.08 56
1963 22 13 6 .684 2.81 30 23 6 10 4 0 185.2 121 60 58 7 92 1 184 1 2 6 757 126 1.147 5.9 0.3 4.5 8.9 2.00 126
1964 23 26 14 .650 3.18 67 58 8 21 5 2 429.2 322 164 152 25 212 6 401 1 5 20 1798 113 1.243 6.7 0.5 4.4 8.4 1.89 113
1965 24 38 28 .576 3.25 102 90 10 29 7 2 641.2 507 256 232 41 317 8 580 3 6 25 2700 109 1.284 7.1 0.6 4.4 8.1 1.83 109
1966 25 48 39 .552 3.33 132 120 10 30 7 2 841.2 685 346 311 64 396 11 732 4 6 29 3545 105 1.284 7.3 0.7 4.2 7.8 1.85 105
1967 26 62 49 .559 3.19 163 148 12 40 11 2 1043.1 843 411 370 77 457 12 903 10 6 34 4352 107 1.246 7.3 0.7 3.9 7.8 1.98 107
1968 27 65 52 .556 3.21 178 160 13 41 11 2 1104.2 897 435 394 84 477 14 943 11 7 35 4608 105 1.244 7.3 0.7 3.9 7.7 1.98 105
1969 28 72 57 .558 3.23 208 175 18 46 12 2 1235.1 1014 492 443 96 526 20 1028 11 7 40 5158 105 1.247 7.4 0.7 3.8 7.5 1.95 105
1970 29 77 70 .524 3.26 235 197 19 48 12 2 1370.2 1132 558 496 109 607 22 1107 15 7 48 5753 105 1.269 7.4 0.7 4.0 7.3 1.82 105
1971 30 97 79 .551 3.16 272 233 19 60 17 2 1633.0 1377 651 574 125 691 25 1243 18 8 60 6848 107 1.266 7.6 0.7 3.8 6.9 1.80 107
1972 31 106 88 .546 3.14 303 263 20 67 21 2 1835.2 1573 732 641 138 758 27 1360 25 9 62 7716 108 1.270 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.7 1.79 108
1973 32 115 97 .542 3.16 333 291 21 72 23 2 2028.2 1728 819 712 157 826 30 1484 26 10 69 8506 108 1.259 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.6 1.80 108
1974 33 120 103 .538 3.18 354 307 23 73 24 2 2127.0 1822 871 752 164 871 30 1547 29 10 72 8933 107 1.266 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.78 107
1975 34 122 104 .540 3.17 376 313 29 73 24 3 2201.2 1881 902 776 170 899 31 1586 31 11 74 9244 107 1.263 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.76 107
1976 35 123 106 .537 3.19 393 316 35 73 24 3 2248.1 1924 923 796 173 917 32 1616 31 11 76 9440 107 1.264 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.76 107
1977 36 123 107 .535 3.22 405 317 37 73 24 3 2268.1 1946 938 811 177 933 32 1639 31 11 77 9539 106 1.269 7.7 0.7 3.7 6.5 1.76 106

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
1961 20 0 1 .000 8.00 9.0 7 9 8 0 12 12 1 2.111 7.0 12.0 12.0 1.00 0.0 5
1962 21 0 0 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 1
1963 22 13 7 .650 2.66 176.0 123 58 52 8 86 171 0 1.188 6.3 4.4 8.7 1.99 0.4 24
1964 23 14 13 .519 3.78 243.0 212 113 102 19 127 216 0 1.395 7.9 4.7 8.0 1.70 0.7 37
1965 24 12 12 .500 3.99 212.0 203 105 94 18 115 179 2 1.500 8.6 4.9 7.6 1.56 0.8 35
1966 25 10 12 .455 4.30 201.0 200 107 96 26 89 153 1 1.438 9.0 4.0 6.9 1.72 1.2 30
1967 26 12 10 .545 3.25 202.0 183 81 73 15 71 171 7 1.257 8.2 3.2 7.6 2.41 0.7 31
1968 27 3 4 .429 4.43 61.0 65 33 30 8 24 40 1 1.459 9.6 3.5 5.9 1.67 1.2 15
1969 28 8 7 .533 3.98 131.0 127 64 58 13 53 85 0 1.374 8.7 3.6 5.8 1.60 0.9 30
1970 29 7 8 .467 4.27 135.0 125 71 64 14 86 79 4 1.563 8.3 5.7 5.3 0.92 0.9 27
1971 30 16 13 .552 3.50 262.0 279 113 102 18 96 136 3 1.431 9.6 3.3 4.7 1.42 0.6 37
1972 31 12 12 .500 3.74 212.0 226 98 88 15 77 122 8 1.429 9.6 3.3 5.2 1.58 0.6 31
1973 32 10 11 .476 4.10 193.0 167 98 88 20 73 124 1 1.244 7.8 3.4 5.8 1.70 0.9 30
1974 33 5 6 .455 4.87 98.0 103 59 53 8 49 63 3 1.551 9.5 4.5 5.8 1.29 0.7 21
1975 34 4 4 .500 3.84 75.0 64 35 32 7 30 39 2 1.253 7.7 3.6 4.7 1.30 0.8 22
1976 35 2 3 .400 4.21 47.0 47 24 22 3 20 30 0 1.426 9.0 3.8 5.7 1.50 0.6 17
1977 36 1 1 .500 6.30 20.0 22 15 14 4 16 23 0 1.900 9.9 7.2 10.4 1.44 1.8 12
17 Yrs 129 124 .510 3.86 2278.0 2153 1083 976 196 1024 1644 33 1.395 8.5 6.5 1.61 0.8 405
W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact



* - 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 NL (10, 11%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 NL (3, 33%)
0.33 Career Shares (138th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1967 AL  4.6 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1963 AL  2.56 (5th)
1967 AL  2.63 (8th)
1971 NL  2.68 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1967 AL  14 (10th)
1971 NL  20 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1963 AL  .722 (3rd)
1971 NL  .690 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1963 AL  1.104 (6th)
1967 AL  1.086 (7th)
1973 NL  1.155 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1963 AL  5.841 (1st)
1964 AL  7.414 (6th)
1967 AL  7.051 (5th)
1973 NL  7.228 (6th)
Career  7.721 (58th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1963 AL  8.761 (1st)
1964 AL  8.004 (2nd)
1965 AL  7.599 (6th)
1966 AL  6.840 (6th)
1967 AL  7.631 (7th)
Career  6.503 (185th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1964 AL  244.0 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1963 AL  171 (8th)
1964 AL  217 (1st)
1965 AL  179 (5th)
Career  1,639 (149th)

Games Started s c a p y
1964 AL  35 (8th)
1971 NL  36 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1964 AL  11 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1963 AL  4 (3rd)
1967 AL  4 (9th)
1971 NL  5 (1st)
1972 NL  4 (6th)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1966 AL  23 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1963 AL  80 (10th)
1964 AL  120 (1st)
1965 AL  105 (3rd)
1966 AL  79 (8th)
1971 NL  84 (9th)
Career  933 (142nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1967 AL  2.803 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1963 AL  0.359 (2nd)
1964 AL  0.664 (7th)
1967 AL  0.580 (9th)
1971 NL  0.549 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1965 AL  14 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1964 AL  14 (2nd)
1971 NL  12 (3rd)
Career  77 (208th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 NL  7 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1964 AL  1,041 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1963 AL  138 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1963 AL  2.42 (2nd)
1964 AL  3.26 (8th)
1967 AL  2.68 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1963 AL  21 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1963 AL  2.4 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1963 AL  25.97 (6th)
1967 AL  17.86 (5th)
1971 NL  20.02 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1967 AL  2.9 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1963 AL  3.4 (2nd)
1967 AL  2.2 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1963 AL  3.0 (6th)
1967 AL  2.1 (4th)
1971 NL  2.3 (8th)


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 - 7 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 57 (451), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 27 (495), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (379), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (474th), 21.1 career WAR/19.7 7yr-peak WAR/20.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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