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Mark Fidrych

Mark Steven Fidrych (The Bird)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 14, 1954 in Worcester, MA
High Schools: Worcester Academy (Northboro, MA), Worcester Academy HS (Worcester, MA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1976 (Age 21.250)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1976-1980

Final Game: October 1, 1980 (Age 26.048)
Died: April 13, 2009 in Northborough, MA
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
1976 ★ 21 DET AL 19 9 .679 2.34 31 29 2 24 4 0 250.1 217 76 65 12 53 3 97 3 0 6 996 159 3.15 1.079 7.8 0.4 1.9 3.5 1.83 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11,RoY-1
1977 ★ 22 DET AL 6 4 .600 2.89 11 11 0 7 1 0 81.0 82 29 26 2 12 2 42 1 0 1 326 149 2.50 1.160 9.1 0.2 1.3 4.7 3.50 AS
1978 23 DET AL 2 0 1.000 2.45 3 3 0 2 0 0 22.0 17 6 6 1 5 0 10 0 0 0 85 160 2.95 1.000 7.0 0.4 2.0 4.1 2.00
1979 24 DET AL 0 3 .000 10.43 4 4 0 0 0 0 14.2 23 17 17 3 9 2 5 1 0 0 73 43 6.75 2.182 14.1 1.8 5.5 3.1 0.56
1980 25 DET AL 2 3 .400 5.68 9 9 0 1 0 0 44.1 58 35 28 5 20 2 16 1 0 3 215 73 4.92 1.759 11.8 1.0 4.1 3.2 0.80
5 Yrs 29 19 .604 3.10 58 56 2 34 5 0 412.1 397 163 142 23 99 9 170 6 0 10 1695 126 3.33 1.203 8.7 0.5 2.2 3.7 1.72
162 Game Avg. 17 11 .604 3.10 35 33 1 20 3 0 246 237 97 85 14 59 5 101 4 0 6 1011 126 3.33 1.203 8.7 0.5 2.2 3.7 1.72
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
1976 ★ 21 DET AL 250.1 31 29 76 2.73 4.06 -0.23 0.12 107.3 4.73 56 7.3 2.8 -0.1 9.6 78 .736 .545 $60,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11,RoY-1
1977 ★ 22 DET AL 81.0 11 11 29 3.22 4.43 -0.10 0.14 104.9 4.90 15 1.7 -0.0 2.4 23 .652 .510 $55,000 AS
1978 23 DET AL 22.0 3 3 6 2.45 3.97 0.11 0.12 103.6 4.12 4 0.5 -0.0 0.7 6 .663 .503 $90,000
1979 24 DET AL 14.2 4 4 17 10.43 4.83 -0.05 0.15 103.4 5.20 -9 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .321 .496 $125,000
1980 25 DET AL 44.1 9 9 35 7.11 4.08 -0.14 0.13 107.3 4.68 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .375 .493
5 Seasons 412.1 58 56 163 3.56 4.16 -0.17 0.13 106.5 4.74 55 7.6 2.8 -0.2 11.4 92 .632 .525 $330,000

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
1976 DET AL 21 1 0 1 .000 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 4.5
1977 DET AL 22

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
1976 21 DET AL 31 996 923 76 217 21 2 12 13 16 53 97 .235 .277 .301 .579 .250 278 25 3 12 5 3 19
1977 22 DET AL 11 326 305 29 82 13 1 2 7 2 12 42 .269 .295 .338 .633 .302 103 12 1 4 4 2 5
1978 23 DET AL 3 85 80 6 17 1 0 1 1 0 5 10 .213 .259 .263 .521 .232 21 4 0 0 0 0 1
1979 24 DET AL 4 73 62 17 23 9 1 3 1 1 9 5 .371 .458 .694 1.152 .370 43 2 1 1 0 2 0
1980 25 DET AL 9 215 188 35 58 8 1 5 5 1 20 16 .309 .376 .441 .818 .315 83 0 1 5 1 2 4
5 Yrs 58 1695 1558 163 397 52 5 23 27 20 99 170 .255 .300 .339 .639 .272 528 43 6 22 10 9 29
162 Game Avg. 35 1011 929 97 237 31 3 14 16 12 59 101 .255 .300 .339 .639 .272 315 26 4 13 6 5 17
MLB Averages .262 .326 .386 .712 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1976 21 DET AL 35.3 4.0 1033 4.4 21.0 -16.6 1.16 4.0 -0.3 34.7 3.9 0.92 40.2 1 0 0
1977 22 DET AL 12.1 1.3 336 1.2 7.1 -5.8 1.11 1.2 -0.1 13.6 1.4 0.93 13.9 0 0 0
1978 23 DET AL 3.8 0.4 86 0.7 1.9 -1.2 1.12 0.5 0.0 4.5 0.5 0.88 5.8 0 0 0
1979 24 DET AL -8.6 -0.8 75 -0.5 1.1 -1.7 1.00 -0.6 0.1 -7.5 -0.7 1.02 -7.8 0 0 0
1980 25 DET AL -9.0 -0.8 225 -1.1 3.4 -4.5 1.01 -0.8 -0.3 -6.5 -0.6 0.98 -7.6 0 0 0
5 Yrs 33.6 4.1 1755 4.5 34.4 -29.9 1.12 4.3 -0.3 38.7 4.5 0.93 44.5 1 0 0

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
1976 21 DET AL 31 29 19 9 1 1 5 20 9 .690 0 2 24 4 23 79% 62.0 85 13 6 0 13 8 3.6 3.5 8.6
1977 22 DET AL 11 11 6 4 1 0 1 7 4 .636 0 1 7 1 7 64% 57.0 86 22 3 1 4 1 4.8 5.1 7.4
1978 23 DET AL 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 1.000 0 1 2 0 2 67% 61.0 72 42 0 0 0 1 6.8 4.1 7.3
1979 24 DET AL 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0% 32.0 45 25 4 4 0 3 4.8 4.2 3.7
1980 25 DET AL 9 9 2 3 4 1 2 5 4 .556 1 2 1 0 4 44% 41.0 69 23 10 8 0 4 6.6 6.6 4.9
5 Yrs 58 56 29 19 8 2 8 36 20 .643 1 6 34 5 36 64% 55 86 13 23 13 17 17 4.6 4.2 7.3
MLB Averages .500 53% 51 104 -13 4.3 4.2 6.4

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
1976 21 DET AL 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 9 1.163 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.5
1 Yr 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 1.163 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.5

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%
1976 21 DET AL 996 51% 1.2% 9.7% 5.3% 3.5% 16% 1.66 82% 173 25 14%
1977 22 DET AL 326 49% 0.6% 12.9% 3.7% 4.9% 20% 1.76 81% 66 12 18%
1978 23 DET AL 85 46% 1.2% 11.8% 5.9% 2.4% 12% 2.50 81% 17 4 24%
1979 24 DET AL 73 47% 4.1% 6.9% 12.3% 17.8% 57% 1.24 74% 16 2 13%
1980 25 DET AL 215 42% 2.3% 7.4% 9.3% 6.5% 24% 0.93 78% 35 0 0%
5 Yrs 1695 49% 1.4% 10.0% 5.8% 4.7% 20% 1.59 81% 307 43 14%
MLB Averages 45% 1.9% 12.8% 8.4% 6.5% 28% 1.10 75% 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
1976 21 DET AL 996 217 12 0 20 4 8 6 6 42 26 4 62% 19 6 3 325 13 16 45% 12 13 1 2 0 1 0 0 16 0
1977 22 DET AL 326 82 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 18 7 2 39% 5 1 0 125 7 2 78% 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1978 23 DET AL 85 17 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 33% 1 0 0 29 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 24 DET AL 73 23 3 0 5 0 3 0 3 8 3 1 38% 0 0 0 26 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 25 DET AL 215 58 5 0 6 0 5 4 1 8 5 1 63% 4 3 1 88 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 Yrs 1695 397 23 0 34 5 18 11 12 79 42 9 53% 29 10 4 593 27 20 57% 26 17 1 2 0 1 0 0 28 0
MLB Averages 53% 65%

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+
1976 21 19 9 .679 2.34 31 29 2 24 4 0 250.1 217 76 65 12 53 3 97 3 0 6 996 159 1.079 7.8 0.4 1.9 3.5 1.83 159
1977 22 25 13 .658 2.47 42 40 2 31 5 0 331.1 299 105 91 14 65 5 139 4 0 7 1322 156 1.099 8.1 0.4 1.8 3.8 2.14 156
1978 23 27 13 .675 2.47 45 43 2 33 5 0 353.1 316 111 97 15 70 5 149 4 0 7 1407 156 1.092 8.0 0.4 1.8 3.8 2.13 156
1979 24 27 16 .628 2.79 49 47 2 33 5 0 368.0 339 128 114 18 79 7 154 5 0 7 1480 139 1.136 8.3 0.4 1.9 3.8 1.95 139
1980 25 29 19 .604 3.10 58 56 2 34 5 0 412.1 397 163 142 23 99 9 170 6 0 10 1695 126 1.203 8.7 0.5 2.2 3.7 1.72 126

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
1976 21 19 9 .679 2.57 252.0 228 80 72 13 56 98 3 1.127 8.1 2.0 3.5 1.75 0.5 31
1977 22 6 3 .667 2.67 81.0 79 27 24 2 12 42 1 1.123 8.8 1.3 4.7 3.50 0.2 11
1978 23 1 1 .500 2.05 22.0 17 6 5 1 5 10 0 1.000 7.0 2.0 4.1 2.00 0.4 3
1979 24 1 1 .500 8.40 15.0 22 15 14 3 9 5 1 2.067 13.2 5.4 3.0 0.56 1.8 4
1980 25 2 3 .400 6.14 44.0 56 33 30 5 19 16 1 1.705 11.5 3.9 3.3 0.84 1.0 9
5 Yrs 29 17 .630 3.15 414.0 402 161 145 24 101 171 6 1.215 8.7 3.7 1.69 0.5 58



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 AL (11, 12%)
0.12 Career Shares (883rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 AL (2, 43%)
0.43 Career Shares (114th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1976 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Jun 12th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1976 AL  9.6 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1976 AL  9.6 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1976 AL  2.34 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1976 AL  19 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1976 AL  .679 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1976 AL  1.079 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  7.802 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  1.906 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1976 AL  24 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1976 AL  4 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1976 AL  159 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  35 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1976 AL  4.0 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  34.66 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 AL  4.4 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1976 AL  4.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.9 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (384), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 18 (1168), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (809), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (798th), 11.4 career WAR/11.4 7yr-peak WAR/11.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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