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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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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 24, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #870. Harry Harper… #871. Joakim Soria… #872. Duke Esper… #873. MARK FIDRYCH… #874. Don Aase… #875. Jim Beattie… #876. Pat Jarvis… 

Standard Pitching

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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

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
1976 ★ 21 DET AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11,RoY-1
1977 ★ 22 DET AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1978 23 DET AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 24 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1980 25 DET AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1D
5 Yrs 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1976 ★ 21 DET AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11,RoY-1
1977 ★ 22 DET AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $55,000 1 AS
1978 23 DET AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $90,000 /1
1979 24 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 /1
1980 25 DET AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1D
5 Seasons 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $330,000

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
1976 DET AL 21 P 31 29 24 250.1 78 19 59 0 4 1.000 2.80 2.52 .950 1.87 1.88 13 16 55% 34% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11,RoY-1
1977 DET AL 22 P 11 11 7 81.0 14 7 6 1 0 .929 1.44 1.18 .948 1.94 1.93 7 2 22% 39% 0 AS
1978 DET AL 23 P 3 3 2 22.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 4.50 3.67 .954 1.88 1.87 1 0 0% 38% 0
1979 DET AL 24 P 4 4 0 14.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.84 0.75 .950 1.90 1.90 1 1 50% 36% 0
1980 DET AL 25 P 9 9 1 44.1 14 5 9 0 0 1.000 2.84 1.56 .957 1.85 1.86 5 1 17% 35% 0
1980 DET AL 25 DH 1 1
5 Seasons P 58 56 34 412.1 120 37 82 1 4 .992 2.60 2.05 .951 1.88 1.89 27 20 43% 35% 0
1 Season DH 1 1
5 Seasons TOT 58 56 34 412.1 120 37 82 1 4 .992 2.60 2.05 .951 1.88 1.89 27 20 43% 35% 0
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

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)

Assists as P s c a p y
1976 AL  59 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1976 AL  2.80 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1976 AL  2.52 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1976 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

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 (383), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 18 (1165), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (819), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (801st), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1976 21 Detroit Tigers $60,000 ? 4/9/77 TSN $19,000 minimum plus $41,000 bonuses
1977 22 Detroit Tigers $55,000 ? 4/9/77 TSN 10/30/76 TSN: $50,000
1978 23 Detroit Tigers $90,000 ? 4/9/77 TSN
1979 24 Detroit Tigers $125,000 ? 4/9/77 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$330,000
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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