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Whitey Ford

Edward Charles Ford (The Chairman of the Board or Slick)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: October 21, 1928 in New York, NY
High School: Aviation Tech HS (New York, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 1950 (Age 21.253)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1950-1967

Final Game: May 21, 1967 (Age 38.212)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1974 (284/365 ballots).
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #29. Tom Glavine… #30. Red Faber… #31. Fergie Jenkins… #32. WHITEY FORD… #33. Addie Joss… #34. Don Sutton… #35. Stan Coveleski… 

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
1950 21 NYY AL 9 1 .900 2.81 20 12 5 7 2 1 112.0 87 39 35 7 52 59 2 0 3 465 153 3.79 1.241 7.0 0.6 4.2 4.7 1.13 MVP-21,RoY-2
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 NYY AL 18 6 .750 3.00 32 30 2 11 3 0 207.0 187 77 69 13 110 110 4 0 3 882 123 4.00 1.435 8.1 0.6 4.8 4.8 1.00 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 16 8 .667 2.82 34 28 4 11 3 1 210.2 170 72 66 10 101 125 1 0 1 873 123 3.28 1.286 7.3 0.4 4.3 5.3 1.24 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 18 7 .720 2.63 39 33 4 18 5 2 253.2 188 83 74 20 113 7 137 1 1 7 1027 144 3.66 1.187 6.7 0.7 4.0 4.9 1.21 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 19 6 .760 2.47 31 30 1 18 2 1 225.2 187 70 62 13 84 3 141 4 0 6 920 157 3.04 1.201 7.5 0.5 3.4 5.6 1.68 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 11 5 .688 2.57 24 17 2 5 0 0 129.1 114 46 37 10 53 3 84 1 2 2 539 140 3.42 1.291 7.9 0.7 3.7 5.8 1.58 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 14 7 .667 2.01 30 29 1 15 7 1 219.1 174 62 49 14 62 3 145 3 1 5 872 177 2.87 1.076 7.1 0.6 2.5 5.9 2.34 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 16 10 .615 3.04 35 29 4 9 2 1 204.0 194 82 69 13 89 5 114 1 1 5 877 119 3.58 1.387 8.6 0.6 3.9 5.0 1.28 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 12 9 .571 3.08 33 29 1 8 4 0 192.2 168 76 66 15 65 5 85 1 0 5 797 117 3.68 1.209 7.8 0.7 3.0 4.0 1.31 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 25 4 .862 3.21 39 39 0 11 3 0 283.0 242 108 101 23 92 3 209 1 0 8 1159 115 3.14 1.180 7.7 0.7 2.9 6.6 2.27 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 17 8 .680 2.90 38 37 0 7 0 0 257.2 243 90 83 22 69 1 160 4 0 5 1070 130 3.33 1.211 8.5 0.8 2.4 5.6 2.32 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 24 7 .774 2.74 38 37 1 13 3 1 269.1 240 94 82 26 56 3 189 2 0 9 1068 129 2.98 1.099 8.0 0.9 1.9 6.3 3.38 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 17 6 .739 2.13 39 36 2 12 8 1 244.2 212 67 58 10 57 3 172 2 0 6 996 170 2.45 1.099 7.8 0.4 2.1 6.3 3.02 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 16 13 .552 3.24 37 36 1 9 2 1 244.1 241 97 88 22 50 2 162 1 0 7 1000 105 2.99 1.191 8.9 0.8 1.8 6.0 3.24
1966 37 NYY AL 2 5 .286 2.47 22 9 7 0 0 0 73.0 79 33 20 8 24 6 43 0 0 1 318 135 3.79 1.411 9.7 1.0 3.0 5.3 1.79
1967 38 NYY AL 2 4 .333 1.64 7 7 0 2 1 0 44.0 40 11 8 2 9 0 21 0 0 2 173 192 2.79 1.114 8.2 0.4 1.8 4.3 2.33
16 Yrs 236 106 .690 2.75 498 438 35 156 45 10 3170.1 2766 1107 967 228 1086 44 1956 28 5 75 13036 133 3.26 1.215 7.9 0.6 3.1 5.6 1.80
162 Game Avg. 17 8 .690 2.75 36 32 3 11 3 1 230 201 80 70 17 79 142 2 0 5 947 133 3.26 1.215 7.9 0.6 3.1 5.6 1.80
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
1950 21 NYY AL 112.0 20 12 39 3.13 4.80 0.12 0.00 96.9 4.54 17 1.7 .7 -0.1 2.5 28 .585 .510 $5,000 MVP-21,RoY-2
1953 24 NYY AL 207.0 32 30 77 3.35 4.38 0.22 0.00 92.8 3.87 10 1.1 .2 -0.1 2.8 29 .535 .507 $9,500 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 210.2 34 28 72 3.08 4.26 0.11 0.00 91.1 3.78 17 1.9 1.4 -0.1 3.6 33 .557 .512 $16,250 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 253.2 39 33 83 2.94 4.31 0.45 0.00 93.7 3.61 16 1.8 1.7 -0.2 3.7 40 .545 .511 $21,000 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 225.2 31 30 70 2.79 4.57 0.18 0.00 94.1 4.14 32 3.5 .8 -0.1 5.2 53 .612 .521 $28,500 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 129.1 24 17 46 3.20 4.21 0.29 0.00 93.6 3.67 7 0.8 2.3 0.0 1.9 17 .535 .505 $34,000 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 219.1 30 29 62 2.54 4.07 0.36 0.00 92.7 3.44 22 2.6 2.2 -0.1 4.3 39 .585 .516 $34,000 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 204.0 35 29 82 3.62 4.27 0.13 0.00 94.6 3.92 9 0.9 1.7 -0.1 2.5 23 .526 .506 $31,000 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 192.2 33 29 76 3.55 4.43 0.51 0.07 91.4 3.65 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.0 18 .513 .503 $36,000 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 283.0 39 39 108 3.43 4.49 0.43 0.07 94.2 3.89 16 1.7 -0.1 3.8 38 .543 .510 $36,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 257.2 38 37 90 3.14 4.35 0.21 0.07 95.3 4.02 28 3.2 .2 -0.1 5.2 46 .583 .519 $47,500 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 269.1 38 37 94 3.14 4.06 0.32 0.07 96.5 3.67 19 2.2 .8 -0.1 4.3 36 .558 .514 $50,000 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 244.2 39 36 67 2.46 4.00 0.29 0.07 99.6 3.76 39 4.8 2.8 -0.1 6.7 54 .622 .529 $53,000 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 244.1 37 36 97 3.57 3.96 -0.18 0.07 97.9 4.13 16 1.8 10.7 -0.1 3.8 33 .550 .511 $58,000
1966 37 NYY AL 73.0 22 9 33 4.07 3.86 0.03 0.00 94.4 3.61 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 0.3 2 .486 .498 $60,000
1967 38 NYY AL 44.0 7 7 11 2.25 3.68 -0.14 0.07 92.0 3.57 7 0.9 -0.0 1.3 10 .634 .506 $60,000
16 Seasons 3170.1 498 438 1107 3.14 4.26 0.24 0.03 94.7 3.84 257 29.0 1.6 -1.6 53.9 499 .558 .512 $579,750

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
1950 ❍ 21 NYY AL WS W PHI 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 7 2 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 35 0.923 7.3 0.0 1.0 7.3 7.00
1953 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS W BRO 0 1 .000 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 4 0 2 1 7 0 0 1 34 1.375 10.1 0.0 2.3 7.9 3.50
1955 26 NYY AL WS L BRO 2 0 1.000 2.12 2 2 0 1 0 0 17.0 13 6 4 2 8 0 10 1 0 1 72 1.235 6.9 1.1 4.2 5.3 1.25
1956 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 1 .500 5.25 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.0 14 8 7 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 50 1.333 10.5 1.5 1.5 6.0 4.00
1957 28 NYY AL WS L MLN 1 1 .500 1.13 2 2 0 1 0 0 16.0 11 2 2 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 62 1.000 6.2 0.0 2.8 3.9 1.40
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS W MLN 0 1 .000 4.11 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 19 8 7 0 5 0 16 0 0 2 71 1.565 11.2 0.0 2.9 9.4 3.20
1960 31 NYY AL WS L PIT 2 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 2 2 0 18.0 11 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 65 0.722 5.5 0.0 1.0 4.0 4.00
1961 ❍ MVP 32 NYY AL WS W CIN 2 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 1 1 0 14.0 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 49 0.500 3.9 0.0 0.6 4.5 7.00
1962 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS W SFG 1 1 .500 4.12 3 3 0 1 0 0 19.2 24 9 9 1 4 0 12 0 0 0 83 1.424 11.0 0.5 1.8 5.5 3.00
1963 34 NYY AL WS L LAD 0 2 .000 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 10 7 6 2 3 1 8 0 0 0 48 1.083 7.5 1.5 2.3 6.0 2.67
1964 35 NYY AL WS L STL 0 1 .000 8.44 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 8 5 5 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 25 1.688 13.5 1.7 1.7 6.8 4.00
11 Yrs (11 Series) 10 8 .556 2.71 22 22 0 7 3 0 146.0 132 51 44 8 34 2 94 3 0 4 594 1.137 8.1 0.5 2.1 5.8 2.76
11 WS 10 8 .556 2.71 22 22 0 7 3 0 146.0 132 51 44 8 34 2 94 3 0 4 594 1.137 8.1 0.5 2.1 5.8 2.76

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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 21 NYY AL 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 23 7 1 0 4 1 MVP-21,RoY-2
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 24 NYY AL 33 85 75 10 20 2 0 0 10 0 0 9 13 .267 .345 .293 .639 77 22 3 0 1 1 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 34 78 62 7 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 9 15 .161 .264 .177 .441 25 11 0 0 7 1 1 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 39 100 86 9 14 0 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .163 .258 .198 .455 25 17 1 0 3 0 0 1 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 31 92 78 9 17 2 0 0 4 0 0 9 14 .218 .299 .244 .542 47 19 0 0 5 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 24 50 42 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 -4 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 30 84 73 10 15 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 .205 .266 .219 .485 38 16 1 1 5 0 0 1 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 35 80 65 6 15 4 0 1 6 0 0 12 11 .231 .351 .338 .689 94 22 0 0 3 0 0 1 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 33 66 53 4 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 9 14 .151 .274 .189 .463 31 10 0 0 4 0 0 1 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 39 114 96 11 17 1 0 0 10 0 0 12 17 .177 .266 .188 .454 27 18 1 0 5 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 38 99 85 5 10 2 0 0 5 1 0 8 22 .118 .198 .141 .339 -6 12 0 1 3 2 0 1 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 38 103 92 5 13 2 0 1 4 2 2 6 22 .141 .194 .196 .390 10 18 2 0 5 0 0 1 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 39 85 67 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 10 23 .119 .244 .134 .378 8 9 0 1 7 0 0 1 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 38 93 82 4 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 26 .183 .230 .195 .425 23 16 0 0 6 0 0 1
1966 37 NYY AL 22 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .053 .000 .053 -83 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1967 38 NYY AL 7 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .154 .308 -7 2 0 0 2 0 0 /1
16 Yrs 500 1207 1023 91 177 19 0 3 69 3 2 113 224 .173 .256 .200 .457 28 205 10 3 65 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 391 331 29 57 6 0 1 22 1 1 37 73 .173 .256 .200 .457 28 66 3 1 21

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 21 NYY AL 20 44 -4 -1 -0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000 1 MVP-21,RoY-2
1953 24 NYY AL 33 85 -1 -0 -1 0 9 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .524 .505 0.8 0.0 8 $9,500 1 MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 NYY AL 34 78 -6 -0 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $16,250 1 AS
1955 ★ 26 NYY AL 39 100 -9 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $21,000 1 AS,MVP-15
1956 ★ 27 NYY AL 31 92 -7 -0 1 0 10 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $28,500 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 28 NYY AL 24 50 -7 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $34,000 1 MVP-19
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 30 84 -5 0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .517 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $34,000 1 AS
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 35 80 0 -1 0 0 9 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .526 .506 0.9 -0.0 9 $31,000 1 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 33 66 -5 -0 1 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $36,000 1 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 39 114 -9 -0 0 0 13 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 $36,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 33 NYY AL 38 99 -13 -1 0 0 12 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $47,500 1 MVP-26
1963 34 NYY AL 38 103 -11 -0 0 0 11 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $50,000 1 MVP-3
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 39 85 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.1 1 $53,000 1 AS,MVP-21
1965 36 NYY AL 38 93 -9 -1 1 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $58,000 1
1966 37 NYY AL 22 19 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $60,000 1
1967 38 NYY AL 7 15 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $60,000 /1
16 Seasons 500 1207 -101 -3 5 0 136 36 3.4 0 36 3.4 .507 .502 3.7 -0.3 36 $579,750

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
1950 ❍ 21 NYY AL WS PHI W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1955 26 NYY AL WS BRO L 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1957 28 NYY AL WS MLN L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS MLN W 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 31 NYY AL WS PIT L 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 1 0 0
1961 ❍ MVP 32 NYY AL WS CIN W 2 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS SFG W 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 34 NYY AL WS LAD L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 35 NYY AL WS STL L 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs (11 Series) 22 57 49 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 14 .082 .196 .082 .278 4 1 0 1 0 0
11 WS 22 57 49 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 14 .082 .196 .082 .278 4 1 0 1 0 0

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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 NYY AL 21 P 20 12 7 112.0 24 7 17 0 1 1.000 1.93 1.20 .950 2.03 1.99 2 2 50% 0 MVP-21,RoY-2
1953 NYY AL 24 P 32 30 11 207.0 44 8 35 1 3 .977 1.87 1.34 .957 1.95 1.93 4 12 75% 51% 2 MVP-20
1954 NYY AL 25 P 34 28 11 210.2 48 7 39 2 3 .958 1.97 1.35 .959 2.01 1.99 2 6 75% 48% 3 AS
1955 NYY AL 26 P 39 33 18 253.2 52 10 41 1 1 .981 1.81 1.31 .956 1.99 1.97 1 2 67% 47% 3 AS,MVP-15
1956 NYY AL 27 P 31 30 18 225.2 67 9 57 1 6 .985 2.63 2.13 .950 1.92 1.91 1 1 50% 44% 11 AS,CYA-3,MVP-12
1957 NYY AL 28 P 24 17 5 129.1 36 6 28 2 5 .944 2.37 1.42 .963 1.99 2.00 2 2 50% 47% 0 MVP-19
1958 NYY AL 29 P 30 29 15 219.1 57 7 44 6 2 .895 2.09 1.70 .963 1.95 1.93 0 7 100% 47% 6 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 P 35 29 9 204.0 65 15 49 1 5 .985 2.82 1.83 .955 2.05 2.03 0 3 100% 40% 3 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 P 33 29 8 192.2 51 12 38 1 2 .980 2.34 1.52 .967 1.96 1.95 3 4 57% 40% 4 AS
1961 NYY AL 32 P 39 39 11 283.0 62 12 45 5 5 .919 1.81 1.46 .954 2.05 2.02 0 3 100% 36% 4 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1962 NYY AL 33 P 38 37 7 257.2 86 25 58 3 4 .965 2.90 2.18 .958 2.08 2.07 2 4 67% 36% 2 MVP-26
1963 NYY AL 34 P 38 37 13 269.1 63 20 38 5 3 .921 1.94 1.53 .955 1.99 2.00 3 4 57% 33% 5 MVP-3
1964 NYY AL 35 P 39 36 12 244.2 66 18 47 1 2 .985 2.39 1.67 .957 1.90 1.89 0 1 100% 37% 4 AS,MVP-21
1965 NYY AL 36 P 37 36 9 244.1 60 7 53 0 4 1.000 2.21 1.62 .951 2.04 2.03 6 4 40% 34% 1
1966 NYY AL 37 P 22 9 0 73.0 37 7 26 4 2 .892 4.07 1.50 .952 1.98 1.98 4 0 0% 38% 3
1967 NYY AL 38 P 7 7 2 44.0 18 3 15 0 1 1.000 3.68 2.57 .957 1.96 1.96 0 0 0
16 Seasons P 498 438 156 3170.1 836 173 630 33 49 .961 2.28 1.61 .956 1.99 1.98 30 55 65% 40% 51
16 Seasons TOT 498 438 156 3170.1 836 173 630 33 49 .961 2.28 1.61 .956 1.99 1.98 30 55 65% 40% 51
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
1973 BBWAA (67.1%)
1974 BBWAA (77.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1974 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 AL (21, 2%)
1953 AL (20, 2%)
1955 AL (15, 6%)
1956 AL (12, 10%)
1957 AL (19, 1%)
1961 AL (5, 36%)
1962 AL (26, 2%)
1963 AL (3, 45%)
1964 AL (21, 3%)
1.07 Career Shares (231st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 ML (3, 6%)
1961 ML (1, 50%)
1 Cy Young
0.56 Career Shares (96th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1964 AL  6.8 (5th)
Career  57.3 (208th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1954 AL  3.6 (9th)
1955 AL  3.7 (6th)
1956 AL  5.2 (5th)
1958 AL  4.3 (5th)
1962 AL  5.2 (5th)
1963 AL  4.3 (7th)
1964 AL  6.7 (2nd)
1965 AL  3.8 (10th)
Career  53.9 (79th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1953 AL  3.00 (4th)
1954 AL  2.82 (8th)
1955 AL  2.63 (2nd)
1956 AL  2.47 (1st)
1958 AL  2.01 (1st)
1959 AL  3.04 (7th)
1960 AL  3.08 (5th)
1961 AL  3.21 (10th)
1962 AL  2.90 (3rd)
1963 AL  2.74 (7th)
1964 AL  2.13 (3rd)
Career  2.75 (88th)

Wins s c a p y
1953 AL  18 (5th)
1954 AL  16 (7th)
1955 AL  18 (1st)
1956 AL  19 (7th)
1958 AL  14 (8th)
1959 AL  16 (8th)
1961 AL  25 (1st)
1962 AL  17 (7th)
1963 AL  24 (1st)
1964 AL  17 (8th)
1965 AL  16 (5th)
Career  236 (61st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1953 AL  .750 (2nd)
1955 AL  .720 (2nd)
1956 AL  .760 (1st)
1957 AL  .688 (4th)
1958 AL  .667 (2nd)
1961 AL  .862 (1st)
1962 AL  .680 (4th)
1963 AL  .774 (1st)
1964 AL  .739 (2nd)
Career  .690 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1955 AL  1.187 (2nd)
1956 AL  1.201 (5th)
1958 AL  1.076 (1st)
1960 AL  1.209 (7th)
1961 AL  1.180 (7th)
1962 AL  1.211 (8th)
1963 AL  1.099 (5th)
1964 AL  1.099 (7th)
Career  1.215 (179th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  8.130 (7th)
1954 AL  7.263 (2nd)
1955 AL  6.670 (3rd)
1956 AL  7.458 (6th)
1958 AL  7.140 (3rd)
1960 AL  7.848 (5th)
1961 AL  7.696 (8th)
Career  7.852 (82nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  3.350 (10th)
1958 AL  2.544 (8th)
1962 AL  2.410 (9th)
1963 AL  1.871 (7th)
1964 AL  2.097 (6th)
1965 AL  1.842 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  4.783 (7th)
1954 AL  5.340 (7th)
1955 AL  4.861 (7th)
1956 AL  5.623 (9th)
1958 AL  5.950 (6th)
1961 AL  6.647 (5th)
1963 AL  6.316 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1953 AL  207.0 (10th)
1955 AL  253.7 (2nd)
1961 AL  283.0 (1st)
1962 AL  257.7 (4th)
1963 AL  269.3 (1st)
1964 AL  244.7 (8th)
1965 AL  244.3 (6th)
Career  3,170.3 (111th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1953 AL  110 (8th)
1954 AL  125 (8th)
1955 AL  137 (4th)
1956 AL  141 (9th)
1958 AL  145 (6th)
1961 AL  209 (2nd)
1962 AL  160 (7th)
1963 AL  189 (4th)
1964 AL  172 (9th)
1965 AL  162 (9th)
Career  1,956 (82nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1953 AL  30 (9th)
1955 AL  33 (3rd)
1961 AL  39 (1st)
1962 AL  37 (2nd)
1963 AL  37 (1st)
1964 AL  36 (2nd)
1965 AL  36 (5th)
Career  438 (89th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1953 AL  11 (10th)
1955 AL  18 (1st)
1956 AL  18 (4th)
1958 AL  15 (7th)
1961 AL  11 (9th)
1963 AL  13 (6th)
1964 AL  12 (6th)
1965 AL  9 (10th)
Career  156 (211th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 AL  2 (7th)
1953 AL  3 (9th)
1954 AL  3 (10th)
1955 AL  5 (5th)
1958 AL  7 (1st)
1960 AL  4 (1st)
1961 AL  3 (6th)
1963 AL  3 (8th)
1964 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  45 (29th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1955 AL  20 (7th)
Career  228 (154th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1953 AL  110 (3rd)
1954 AL  101 (4th)
1955 AL  113 (4th)
1959 AL  89 (4th)
Career  1,086 (79th)

Hits s c a p y
1961 AL  242 (7th)
1962 AL  243 (4th)
1963 AL  240 (6th)
1965 AL  241 (4th)
Career  2,766 (168th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  1.679 (9th)
1958 AL  2.339 (4th)
1961 AL  2.272 (3rd)
1962 AL  2.319 (8th)
1963 AL  3.375 (3rd)
1964 AL  3.018 (2nd)
1965 AL  3.240 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  0.565 (7th)
1954 AL  0.427 (10th)
1956 AL  0.519 (3rd)
1958 AL  0.575 (3rd)
1959 AL  0.574 (4th)
1960 AL  0.701 (7th)
1961 AL  0.731 (8th)
1962 AL  0.768 (8th)
1964 AL  0.368 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1961 AL  101 (9th)
1965 AL  88 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (4th)
1956 AL  6 (7th)
1959 AL  5 (10th)
1961 AL  8 (6th)
1963 AL  9 (6th)
Career  75 (215th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1953 AL  882 (10th)
1955 AL  1,027 (3rd)
1961 AL  1,159 (1st)
1962 AL  1,070 (4th)
1963 AL  1,068 (4th)
1964 AL  996 (10th)
1965 AL  1,000 (7th)
Career  13,036 (121st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1953 AL  123 (7th)
1954 AL  123 (10th)
1955 AL  144 (3rd)
1956 AL  157 (2nd)
1958 AL  177 (1st)
1959 AL  119 (10th)
1960 AL  117 (7th)
1962 AL  130 (3rd)
1963 AL  129 (8th)
1964 AL  170 (3rd)
Career  133 (29th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1954 AL  3.28 (10th)
1956 AL  3.04 (3rd)
1958 AL  2.87 (2nd)
1959 AL  3.58 (10th)
1961 AL  3.14 (1st)
1962 AL  3.34 (5th)
1963 AL  2.98 (8th)
1964 AL  2.45 (2nd)
1965 AL  2.99 (7th)
Career  3.26 (246th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  20 (7th)
1953 AL  17 (9th)
1955 AL  34 (3rd)
1956 AL  38 (3rd)
1958 AL  36 (1st)
1961 AL  20 (8th)
1962 AL  28 (2nd)
1963 AL  23 (6th)
1964 AL  40 (2nd)
Career  328 (22nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1950 AL  2.0 (7th)
1953 AL  1.8 (8th)
1955 AL  3.6 (3rd)
1956 AL  4.0 (3rd)
1958 AL  4.1 (1st)
1961 AL  2.1 (8th)
1962 AL  2.9 (2nd)
1963 AL  2.6 (6th)
1964 AL  4.5 (2nd)
Career  35.0 (20th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1950 AL  18.26 (10th)
1953 AL  23.10 (8th)
1954 AL  26.38 (6th)
1955 AL  47.57 (2nd)
1956 AL  44.02 (3rd)
1958 AL  37.44 (1st)
1960 AL  18.83 (5th)
1961 AL  35.74 (1st)
1962 AL  36.25 (2nd)
1963 AL  27.20 (4th)
1964 AL  44.63 (2nd)
Career  395.11 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1954 AL  3.4 (4th)
1955 AL  4.3 (3rd)
1956 AL  4.9 (3rd)
1958 AL  3.3 (3rd)
1961 AL  3.2 (3rd)
1962 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1963 AL  2.7 (8th)
1964 AL  5.0 (2nd)
Career  36.6 (13th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 AL  1.6 (7th)
1953 AL  2.2 (9th)
1954 AL  2.2 (7th)
1955 AL  3.3 (3rd)
1956 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1958 AL  3.3 (1st)
1960 AL  1.6 (5th)
1961 AL  4.0 (1st)
1962 AL  2.6 (5th)
1964 AL  4.2 (3rd)
Career  31.9 (20th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1950 AL  1.9 (7th)
1953 AL  2.5 (7th)
1954 AL  3.0 (5th)
1955 AL  5.3 (2nd)
1956 AL  4.9 (3rd)
1958 AL  4.3 (1st)
1960 AL  2.0 (4th)
1961 AL  3.9 (1st)
1962 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1963 AL  3.0 (5th)
1964 AL  5.1 (2nd)
Career  43.9 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1962 AL  25 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1956 AL  57 (2nd)
1958 AL  44 (3rd)
1959 AL  49 (2nd)
1960 AL  38 (5th)
1961 AL  45 (5th)
1962 AL  58 (2nd)
1964 AL  47 (4th)
1965 AL  53 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (1st)
1961 AL  5 (1st)
1963 AL  5 (3rd)
1966 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1956 AL  2.63 (3rd)
1958 AL  2.09 (5th)
1959 AL  2.82 (4th)
1960 AL  2.34 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.90 (2nd)
1964 AL  2.39 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1956 AL  2.13 (3rd)
1958 AL  1.70 (3rd)
1959 AL  1.83 (5th)
1960 AL  1.52 (4th)
1962 AL  2.18 (2nd)
1964 AL  1.67 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1956 AL  .985 (4th)
1965 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 AL  born 1928-10-21 (7th)
1967 AL  born 1928-10-21 (6th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 41 (39), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 234 (27), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 208 (20), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 56 (24), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (94th), 57.3 career WAR/34.7 7yr-peak WAR/46.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1950 21 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 24 New York Yankees $9,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/24/54 TSN:10000.00,BJHA says $8,000
1954 25 New York Yankees $16,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 26 New York Yankees $21,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 27 New York Yankees $28,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 28 New York Yankees $34,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 29 New York Yankees $34,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/23/59 AP:32000.00,2/19/58 TSN - $35,000
1959 30 New York Yankees $31,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/4/59 TSN:35000.00,
1960 31 New York Yankees $36,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 32 New York Yankees $36,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 33 New York Yankees $47,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/17/62 TSN:50000.00,
1963 34 New York Yankees $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 35 New York Yankees $53,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:76000.00,
1965 36 New York Yankees $58,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/20/65 TSN:65000.00,BJHA says $75,000
1966 37 New York Yankees $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:76000.00,
1967 38 New York Yankees $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/18/67 TSN:75000.00,BJHA: $76K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$579,750
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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