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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 11, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #366. Jim Lonborg… #367. Dick McBride… #368. Bob Knepper… #369. AL DOWNING… #370. Mark Mulder… #371. Charles Nagy… #372. Joe Coleman… 

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
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

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
1961 20 NYY AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 21 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1963 22 NYY AL 24 64 58 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 31 .103 .148 .138 .285 -19 8 0 0 3 0 0 1
1964 23 NYY AL 40 93 85 5 15 1 1 0 7 0 0 4 33 .176 .213 .212 .425 18 18 2 0 4 0 0 1
1965 24 NYY AL 36 83 74 4 8 2 0 1 7 0 0 3 30 .108 .143 .176 .319 -9 13 0 0 6 0 0 1
1966 25 NYY AL 30 79 70 4 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 4 30 .100 .149 .129 .277 -17 9 2 0 5 0 0 1
1967 ★ 26 NYY AL 31 72 66 5 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 29 .121 .183 .182 .365 11 12 3 0 1 0 0 1 AS
1968 27 NYY AL 15 18 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .176 .222 .176 .399 25 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
1969 28 NYY AL 30 48 44 2 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 17 .136 .174 .159 .333 -4 7 0 0 2 0 0 1
1970 29 TOT AL 27 43 35 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 .114 .114 .114 .229 -36 4 0 0 8 0 0 1
1970 29 OAK AL 10 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1970 29 MIL AL 17 31 24 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 2 0 0 7 0 0 1
1971 30 LAD NL 37 106 92 4 16 2 0 0 10 0 0 6 28 .174 .224 .196 .420 23 18 5 0 8 0 0 1 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 31 LAD NL 31 73 66 2 8 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 27 .121 .134 .167 .301 -14 11 0 0 6 0 0 1
1973 32 LAD NL 30 69 57 2 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 18 .088 .161 .123 .284 -19 7 1 0 7 0 0 1
1974 33 LAD NL 21 34 29 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .172 .194 .172 .366 5 5 1 0 3 1 0 1
1975 34 LAD NL 22 19 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 .000 .105 .000 .105 -68 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1976 35 LAD NL 17 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 36 LAD NL 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 Yrs 409 809 717 36 91 12 3 2 51 0 0 37 293 .127 .169 .160 .330 -5 115 15 0 53 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 320 284 14 36 5 1 1 20 0 0 15 116 .127 .169 .160 .330 -5 46 6 0 21 1 0
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
NYY (9 yrs) 212 458 415 25 53 7 2 2 31 0 0 22 180 .128 .172 .169 .340 -1 70 8 0 21 0 0
LAD (7 yrs) 170 308 267 11 34 5 1 0 18 0 0 15 96 .127 .173 .154 .326 -6 41 7 0 24 2 0
OAK (1 yr) 10 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 17 31 24 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 2 0 0 7 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 239 501 450 25 57 7 2 2 33 0 0 22 197 .127 .167 .164 .332 -4 74 8 0 29 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 170 308 267 11 34 5 1 0 18 0 0 15 96 .127 .173 .154 .326 -6 41 7 0 24 2 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
1961 20 NYY AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1962 21 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1963 22 NYY AL 24 64 -7 -1 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1964 23 NYY AL 40 93 -10 -0 -0 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
1965 24 NYY AL 36 83 -10 0 0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1966 25 NYY AL 30 79 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1967 ★ 26 NYY AL 31 72 -6 -0 -0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $22,500 1 AS
1968 27 NYY AL 15 18 -1 -0 -0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $32,500 1
1969 28 NYY AL 30 48 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $32,500 1
1970 29 OAK AL 10 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $32,500 1
1970 29 MIL AL 17 31 -6 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1971 30 LAD NL 37 106 -10 -1 -1 0 11 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $29,000 1 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 31 LAD NL 31 73 -10 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1973 32 LAD NL 30 69 -10 -1 -0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $45,000 1
1974 33 LAD NL 21 34 -4 -0 -0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1975 34 LAD NL 22 19 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1976 35 LAD NL 17 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1977 36 LAD NL 12 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
17 Seasons 409 809 -98 -3 -0 0 90 -11 -1.4 0 -11 -1.4 .497 .500 -1.3 -0.1 -11 $194,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYY (9 yrs) 212 458 -52 -1 1 0 52 -0 -0.2 0 -0 -0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 -0.2 -0 $87,500
LAD (7 yrs) 170 308 -39 -2 -1 0 33 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .494 .499 -1.0 0.1 -8 $74,000
OAK (1 yr) 10 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $32,500
MIL (1 yr) 17 31 -6 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3

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
1963 22 NYY AL WS 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
1964 23 NYY AL WS STL L 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 33 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 33 LAD NL WS OAK L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1961 NYY AL 20 P 5 1 0 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 0.40 .955 2.00 2.02 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 NYY AL 21 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 22 P 24 22 10 175.2 26 7 18 1 1 .962 1.28 1.04 .955 1.99 2.00 5 1 17% 33% 2
1964 NYY AL 23 P 37 34 11 244.0 45 6 39 0 0 1.000 1.66 1.22 .957 1.90 1.89 4 7 64% 37% 5
1965 NYY AL 24 P 35 32 8 212.0 44 6 36 2 4 .955 1.78 1.20 .951 2.04 2.03 3 5 63% 34% 6
1966 NYY AL 25 P 30 30 1 200.0 23 4 16 3 2 .870 0.90 0.67 .952 1.99 1.98 2 6 75% 38% 3
1967 NYY AL 26 P 31 28 10 201.2 37 9 27 1 2 .973 1.61 1.16 .957 1.96 1.96 7 8 53% 41% 1 AS
1968 NYY AL 27 P 15 12 1 61.1 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.61 0.73 .957 1.89 1.88 0 1 100% 37% 0
1969 NYY AL 28 P 30 15 5 130.2 18 3 14 1 1 .944 1.17 0.57 .951 1.88 1.88 6 2 25% 36% 0
1970 TOT AL 29 P 27 22 2 135.1 42 9 30 3 2 .929 2.59 1.44 .951 1.86 1.85 9 8 47% 39% 1
1970 OAK AL 29 P 10 6 1 41.0 16 1 15 0 2 1.000 3.51 1.60 .951 1.87 1.85 2 4 67% 40% 1
1970 MIL AL 29 P 17 16 1 94.1 26 8 15 3 0 .885 2.19 1.35 .951 1.86 1.85 7 4 36% 39% 0
1971 LAD NL 30 P 37 36 12 262.1 48 7 40 1 2 .979 1.61 1.27 .954 1.90 1.90 11 4 27% 35% 1 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 LAD NL 31 P 31 30 7 202.2 60 5 54 1 5 .983 2.62 1.90 .950 1.78 1.78 15 6 29% 37% 3
1973 LAD NL 32 P 30 28 5 193.0 45 8 34 3 1 .933 1.96 1.40 .950 1.88 1.88 8 6 43% 36% 4
1974 LAD NL 33 P 21 16 1 98.1 23 2 20 1 2 .957 2.01 1.05 .944 1.88 1.88 9 2 18% 33% 2
1975 LAD NL 34 P 22 6 0 74.2 21 4 17 0 0 1.000 2.53 0.95 .946 1.86 1.86 5 4 44% 32% 1
1976 LAD NL 35 P 17 3 0 46.2 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 1.74 0.53 .950 1.89 1.87 2 2 50% 33% 0
1977 LAD NL 36 P 12 1 0 20.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.35 0.25 .950 1.84 1.85 5 0 0% 35% 0
17 Seasons P 405 316 73 2268.1 458 72 368 18 23 .961 1.75 1.09 .952 1.91 1.91 93 62 40% 36% 29
17 Seasons TOT 405 316 73 2268.1 458 72 368 18 23 .961 1.75 1.09 .952 1.91 1.91 93 62 40% 36% 29
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

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 (57th)

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 (182nd)

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 (146th)

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)

Assists as P s c a p y
1972 NL  54 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1972 NL  2.62 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1972 NL  1.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1964 AL  1.000 (1st)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 7 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 57 (452), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 27 (492), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (377), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (472nd), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1967 26 New York Yankees $22,500 ? 03/17/67
1968 27 New York Yankees $32,500 ? 03/17/67
1969 28 New York Yankees $32,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 3/29/39 TSN: $31,000
1970 29 Oakland Athletics $32,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 30 Los Angeles Dodgers $29,000 ? 5/22/71 TSN
1973 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $45,000 ? 3/31/73 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$194,000
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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