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Bob Forsch

Robert Herbert Forsch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 13, 1950 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Hiram Johnson HS (Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 7, 1974 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Astros 1974-1989
Agents: LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: September 25, 1989 (Age 39)
Died: November 3, 2011 in Weeki Wachee, FL
Relatives: Brother of Ken Forsch
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #295. Frank Killen… #296. Larry Dierker… #297. Jack Coombs… #298. BOB FORSCH… #299. Sid Fernandez… #300. Jose Rijo… #301. Ray Kremer… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1974 24 STL NL 7 4 .636 2.97 3.50 19 14 0 5 2 0 100.0 84 38 33 5 34 4 39 1 0 6 408 122 1.180 7.6 0.5 3.1 3.5 1.15
1975 25 STL NL 15 10 .600 2.86 3.39 34 34 0 7 4 0 230.0 213 89 73 14 70 8 108 3 1 10 958 132 1.230 8.3 0.5 2.7 4.2 1.54
1976 26 STL NL 8 10 .444 3.94 4.13 33 32 0 2 0 0 194.0 209 112 85 17 71 8 76 3 0 9 844 90 1.443 9.7 0.8 3.3 3.5 1.07
1977 27 STL NL 20 7 .741 3.48 4.05 35 35 0 8 2 0 217.1 210 97 84 20 69 2 95 3 1 9 915 112 1.284 8.7 0.8 2.9 3.9 1.38
1978 28 STL NL 11 17 .393 3.70 3.75 34 34 0 7 3 0 233.2 205 110 96 15 97 9 114 5 3 8 981 96 1.292 7.9 0.6 3.7 4.4 1.18
1979 29 STL NL 11 11 .500 3.83 3.60 33 32 0 7 1 0 218.2 215 102 93 16 52 1 92 3 0 6 894 100 1.221 8.8 0.7 2.1 3.8 1.77
1980 30 STL NL 11 10 .524 3.77 3.19 31 31 0 8 0 0 214.2 225 102 90 12 33 6 87 4 0 7 878 99 1.202 9.4 0.5 1.4 3.6 2.64 SS
1981 31 STL NL 10 5 .667 3.18 3.47 20 20 0 1 0 0 124.1 106 47 44 7 29 3 41 4 1 3 501 112 1.086 7.7 0.5 2.1 3.0 1.41
1982 32 STL NL 15 9 .625 3.48 3.76 36 34 1 6 2 1 233.0 238 95 90 16 54 7 69 4 2 6 962 105 1.253 9.2 0.6 2.1 2.7 1.28
1983 33 STL NL 10 12 .455 4.28 4.67 34 30 3 6 2 0 187.0 190 104 89 23 54 2 56 3 1 4 790 85 1.305 9.1 1.1 2.6 2.7 1.04
1984 34 STL NL 2 5 .286 6.02 4.55 16 11 2 1 0 0 52.1 64 38 35 6 19 0 21 0 0 5 233 58 1.586 11.0 1.0 3.3 3.6 1.11
1985 35 STL NL 9 6 .600 3.90 4.11 34 19 4 3 1 2 136.0 132 63 59 11 47 4 48 2 0 4 567 92 1.316 8.7 0.7 3.1 3.2 1.02
1986 36 STL NL 14 10 .583 3.25 3.85 33 33 0 3 0 0 230.0 211 91 83 19 68 11 104 2 0 7 939 113 1.213 8.3 0.7 2.7 4.1 1.53
1987 37 STL NL 11 7 .611 4.32 3.79 33 30 1 2 1 0 179.0 189 90 86 15 45 4 89 4 1 2 755 97 1.307 9.5 0.8 2.3 4.5 1.98 SS
1988 38 TOT NL 10 8 .556 4.29 3.96 36 18 3 1 1 0 136.1 153 73 65 10 44 9 54 3 3 3 596 81 1.445 10.1 0.7 2.9 3.6 1.23
1988 38 STL NL 9 4 .692 3.73 4.07 30 12 3 1 1 0 108.2 111 51 45 8 38 8 40 1 3 2 463 94 1.371 9.2 0.7 3.1 3.3 1.05
1988 38 HOU NL 1 4 .200 6.51 3.56 6 6 0 0 0 0 27.2 42 22 20 2 6 1 14 2 0 1 133 52 1.735 13.7 0.7 2.0 4.6 2.33
1989 39 HOU NL 4 5 .444 5.32 4.53 37 15 5 0 0 0 108.1 133 68 64 10 46 6 40 1 5 4 494 64 1.652 11.0 0.8 3.8 3.3 0.87
16 Yrs 168 136 .553 3.76 3.84 498 422 19 67 19 3 2794.2 2777 1319 1169 216 832 84 1133 45 18 93 11715 98 1.291 8.9 0.7 2.7 3.6 1.36
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .553 3.76 3.84 37 31 1 5 1 0 207 205 97 86 16 61 6 84 3 1 7 866 98 1.291 8.9 0.7 2.7 3.6 1.36
W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
STL (15 yrs) 163 127 .562 3.67 3.82 455 401 14 67 19 3 2658.2 2602 1229 1085 204 780 77 1079 42 13 88 11088 101 1.272 8.8 0.7 2.6 3.7 1.38
HOU (2 yrs) 5 9 .357 5.56 4.33 43 21 5 0 0 0 136.0 175 90 84 12 52 7 54 3 5 5 627 61 1.669 11.6 0.8 3.4 3.6 1.04

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
1974 24 STL NL 100.0 19 14 38 3.42 4.06 0.19 0.10 102.7 4.07 7 0.7 .7 -0.1 1.6 15 .539 .505
1975 25 STL NL 230.0 34 34 89 3.48 4.23 -0.21 0.13 104.5 4.79 31 3.7 -0.1 5.7 52 .610 .523
1976 26 STL NL 194.0 33 32 112 5.20 3.97 -0.04 0.12 101.3 4.18 -24 -2.5 3.0 -0.1 -0.9 -7 .423 .484
1977 27 STL NL 217.1 35 35 97 4.02 4.36 0.22 0.15 99.2 4.27 5 0.5 -0.1 2.2 25 .514 .503
1978 28 STL NL 233.2 34 34 110 4.24 4.08 -0.09 0.13 98.6 4.24 -2 -0.3 -0.1 1.7 18 .492 .498
1979 29 STL NL 218.2 33 32 102 4.20 4.20 0.13 0.14 104.3 4.39 2 0.3 1.5 -0.1 2.1 23 .508 .502
1980 30 STL NL 214.2 31 31 102 4.28 4.03 0.15 0.14 104.1 4.18 -3 -0.3 -0.1 1.6 16 .490 .498 SS
1981 31 STL NL 124.1 20 20 47 3.40 3.91 0.30 0.14 101.9 3.83 4 0.5 -0.1 1.6 16 .525 .503 $583,333
1982 32 STL NL 233.0 36 34 95 3.67 4.08 0.35 0.14 100.5 3.89 3 0.3 2.4 -0.1 2.4 25 .509 .502 $583,333
1983 33 STL NL 187.0 34 30 104 5.01 4.12 0.03 0.12 100.6 4.24 -17 -1.8 .2 -0.1 -0.1 0 .448 .489 $583,333
1984 34 STL NL 52.1 16 11 38 6.54 4.01 0.09 0.10 97.4 3.91 -16 -1.6 .3 0.0 -1.1 -11 .399 .490 $583,333
1985 35 STL NL 136.0 34 19 63 4.17 3.95 0.33 0.06 100.4 3.70 -8 -0.9 1.6 -0.2 0.2 4 .474 .494 $583,333
1986 36 STL NL 230.0 33 33 91 3.56 4.25 0.59 0.15 99.6 3.79 5 0.5 -0.1 2.5 26 .516 .503 $527,235
1987 37 STL NL 179.0 33 30 90 4.53 4.47 0.07 0.15 102.4 4.66 1 0.1 .8 -0.1 1.7 20 .503 .501 $750,000 SS
1988 38 STL NL 108.2 30 12 51 4.22 3.82 -0.01 -0.03 102.8 3.90 -4 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 0.4 5 .483 .497 $400,000
1988 38 HOU NL 27.2 6 6 22 7.16 3.94 -0.27 0.13 95.0 4.13 -9 -0.9 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .344 .494
1989 39 HOU NL 108.1 37 15 68 5.65 3.89 0.18 -0.02 96.9 3.58 -25 -2.7 .7 -0.0 -1.7 -17 .427 .483 $975,000
16 Seasons 2794.2 498 422 1319 4.25 4.12 0.14 0.12 101.2 4.15 -51 -4.9 1.0 -1.4 19.1 204 .490 .498 $5,568,900
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
STL (15 yrs) 2658.2 455 401 1229 4.16 4.13 0.14 0.12 101.5 4.18 -16 -1.2 1.1 -1.4 21.5 227 .497 .500 $4,593,900
HOU (2 yrs) 136.0 43 21 90 5.96 3.90 0.09 0.01 96.6 3.69 -35 -3.6 .7 -0.0 -2.4 -24 .415 .485 $975,000

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
1982 32 STL NL NLCS W ATL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 1 0 9.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 30 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
1982 32 STL NL WS W MIL 0 2 .000 4.97 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 18 10 7 2 3 0 4 1 0 0 59 1.658 12.8 1.4 2.1 2.8 1.33
1985 35 STL NL NLCS W LAD 0 0 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 1.500 8.1 2.7 5.4 0.0 0.00
1985 35 STL NL WS L KCR 0 1 .000 12.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 15 2.333 18.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
1987 37 STL NL NLCS W SFG 1 1 .500 12.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 16 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
1987 37 STL NL WS L MIN 1 0 1.000 9.95 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 8 7 7 2 5 1 3 1 0 0 34 2.053 11.4 2.8 7.1 4.3 0.60
3 Yrs (6 Series) 3 4 .429 5.79 12 5 1 1 1 0 37.1 42 27 24 5 12 1 19 3 0 1 169 1.446 10.1 1.2 2.9 4.6 1.58
3 NLCS 2 1 .667 3.52 5 2 1 1 1 0 15.1 10 6 6 1 3 0 9 1 0 0 61 0.848 5.9 0.6 1.8 5.3 3.00
3 WS 1 3 .250 7.36 7 3 0 0 0 0 22.0 32 21 18 4 9 1 10 2 0 1 108 1.864 13.1 1.6 3.7 4.1 1.11

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
1974 24 STL NL 20 37 29 1 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 11 .241 .290 .276 .566 60 8 0 0 6 0 0 1
1975 25 STL NL 35 88 78 9 24 3 3 1 5 0 0 3 20 .308 .341 .462 .803 118 36 0 1 6 0 0 1
1976 26 STL NL 35 72 62 6 11 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 17 .177 .190 .258 .449 26 16 3 0 9 0 0 1
1977 27 STL NL 35 86 72 6 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 29 .167 .189 .222 .411 11 16 0 0 12 0 0 1
1978 28 STL NL 34 89 83 2 15 7 0 1 8 0 0 1 26 .181 .190 .301 .492 36 25 3 0 5 0 0 1
1979 29 STL NL 33 84 73 7 8 2 2 0 5 0 0 5 17 .110 .163 .192 .354 -4 14 1 0 4 2 0 1
1980 30 STL NL 32 89 78 11 23 5 0 3 10 1 0 2 18 .295 .313 .474 .787 114 37 1 0 9 0 0 1 SS
1981 31 STL NL 20 48 41 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 .122 .143 .146 .289 -19 6 2 0 6 0 0 1
1982 32 STL NL 36 90 73 7 15 3 1 0 3 0 0 3 20 .205 .237 .274 .511 42 20 1 0 14 0 0 1
1983 33 STL NL 37 66 54 4 13 3 0 1 6 0 1 3 14 .241 .271 .352 .623 71 19 0 0 7 2 0 1
1984 34 STL NL 16 17 16 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .313 .563 59 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
1985 35 STL NL 34 47 45 3 11 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 10 .244 .244 .400 .644 78 18 0 0 2 0 0 1
1986 36 STL NL 34 88 76 7 13 4 1 2 12 0 0 0 24 .171 .169 .329 .498 34 25 1 0 11 1 0 1
1987 37 STL NL 34 71 57 9 17 6 0 2 8 0 0 3 17 .298 .333 .509 .842 118 29 1 0 11 0 0 1 SS
1988 38 TOT NL 37 39 32 3 8 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 7 .250 .273 .281 .554 60 9 0 0 6 0 0 1
1988 38 STL NL 31 31 25 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 6 .280 .308 .280 .588 70 7 0 0 5 0 0 1
1988 38 HOU NL 6 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 23 2 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1989 39 HOU NL 37 30 24 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333 -3 4 0 0 6 0 0 1
16 Yrs 509 1041 893 77 190 45 8 12 84 3 1 27 249 .213 .235 .321 .557 53 287 14 1 115 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 331 284 25 60 14 3 4 27 1 0 9 79 .213 .235 .321 .557 53 91 4 0 37 2 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
STL (15 yrs) 466 1003 862 76 185 44 8 12 79 3 1 27 242 .215 .238 .326 .564 54 281 14 1 108 5 0
HOU (2 yrs) 43 38 31 1 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 .161 .161 .194 .355 3 6 0 0 7 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
1974 24 STL NL 20 37 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1975 25 STL NL 35 88 2 -1 0 0 10 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .534 .507 1.1 0.0 11 1
1976 26 STL NL 35 72 -6 -1 -0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1977 27 STL NL 35 86 -9 -0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1978 28 STL NL 34 89 -8 -0 -0 0 11 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 2 1
1979 29 STL NL 33 84 -12 -0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1980 30 STL NL 32 89 1 0 0 0 10 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .538 .508 1.2 0.0 11 1 SS
1981 31 STL NL 20 48 -7 -0 -0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $583,333 1
1982 32 STL NL 36 90 -6 -0 0 0 10 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $583,333 1
1983 33 STL NL 37 66 -3 -1 0 0 8 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 4 $583,333 1
1984 34 STL NL 16 17 -1 0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $583,333 1
1985 35 STL NL 34 47 -2 0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $583,333 1
1986 36 STL NL 34 88 -8 -1 0 0 11 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .508 .502 0.2 0.0 2 $527,235 1
1987 37 STL NL 34 71 2 0 -0 0 10 12 1.2 0 12 1.2 .536 .508 1.2 0.0 12 $750,000 1 SS
1988 38 STL NL 31 31 -1 -1 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $400,000 1
1988 38 HOU NL 6 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1989 39 HOU NL 37 30 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $975,000 1
16 Seasons 509 1041 -64 -4 1 0 124 57 6.1 0 57 6.1 .512 .503 5.9 0.2 57 $5,568,900
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (15 yrs) 466 1003 -60 -4 0 0 120 56 6.0 0 56 6.0 .513 .503 5.8 0.2 56 $4,593,900
HOU (2 yrs) 43 38 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $975,000

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
1982 32 STL NL NLCS ATL W 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .500 .667 1.167 2 0 0 0 1 0
1982 32 STL NL WS MIL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 35 STL NL NLCS LAD W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1985 35 STL NL WS KCR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 37 STL NL NLCS SFG W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 37 STL NL WS MIN L 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 12 7 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .333 .400 .733 2 0 0 1 1 0
3 NLCS 5 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .500 .667 1.167 2 0 0 1 1 0
3 WS 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .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
1974 STL NL 24 P 19 14 5 100.0 23 10 13 0 0 1.000 2.07 1.21 .944 1.88 1.88 8 4 33% 33% 0
1975 STL NL 25 P 34 34 7 230.0 56 18 37 1 7 .982 2.15 1.62 .946 1.86 1.86 13 0 0% 32% 1
1976 STL NL 26 P 33 32 2 194.0 56 24 28 4 2 .929 2.41 1.58 .950 1.88 1.87 12 9 43% 33% 4
1977 STL NL 27 P 35 35 8 217.1 43 12 29 2 2 .953 1.70 1.17 .950 1.85 1.85 15 6 29% 35% 2
1978 STL NL 28 P 34 34 7 233.2 55 18 37 0 4 1.000 2.12 1.62 .951 1.91 1.89 28 10 26% 32% 3
1979 STL NL 29 P 33 32 7 218.2 57 25 31 1 3 .982 2.30 1.70 .951 1.80 1.80 19 11 37% 34% 1
1980 STL NL 30 P 31 31 8 214.2 57 11 44 2 5 .965 2.31 1.77 .952 1.91 1.91 15 6 29% 31% 1 SS
1981 STL NL 31 P 20 20 1 124.1 34 14 20 0 1 1.000 2.46 1.70 .959 1.97 1.98 13 3 19% 33% 2
1982 STL NL 32 P 36 34 6 233.0 53 21 30 2 1 .962 1.97 1.42 .952 1.96 1.97 20 17 46% 32% 5
1983 STL NL 33 P 34 30 6 187.0 44 14 29 1 1 .977 2.07 1.26 .952 1.92 1.91 14 9 39% 33% 5
1984 STL NL 34 P 16 11 1 52.1 16 8 8 0 0 1.000 2.75 1.00 .954 1.87 1.87 2 2 50% 31% 0
1985 STL NL 35 P 34 19 3 136.0 33 12 20 1 0 .970 2.12 0.94 .953 1.92 1.92 10 3 23% 30% 0
1986 STL NL 36 P 33 33 3 230.0 49 17 32 0 5 1.000 1.92 1.48 .955 1.94 1.94 13 7 35% 32% 0
1987 STL NL 37 P 33 30 2 179.0 34 9 25 0 2 1.000 1.71 1.03 .955 1.91 1.90 11 7 39% 29% 0 SS
1988 TOT NL 38 P 36 18 1 136.1 24 8 13 3 1 .875 1.39 0.58 .955 1.96 1.96 13 6 32% 29% 0
1988 STL NL 38 P 30 12 1 108.2 20 7 10 3 1 .850 1.41 0.57 .955 1.96 1.96 6 5 45% 29% 0
1988 HOU NL 38 P 6 6 0 27.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.30 0.67 .955 1.95 1.97 7 1 13% 29% 0
1989 HOU NL 39 P 37 15 0 108.1 23 13 9 1 1 .957 1.83 0.59 .947 1.87 1.87 12 4 25% 32% 0
16 Seasons P 498 422 67 2794.2 657 234 405 18 35 .973 2.06 1.28 .952 1.90 1.90 218 104 32% 32% 24
16 Seasons TOT 498 422 67 2794.2 657 234 405 18 35 .973 2.06 1.28 .952 1.90 1.90 218 104 32% 32% 24
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
1995 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Silver Sluggers
1980 NL (P)
1987 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1975 NL  6.8 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1975 NL  5.7 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1975 NL  2.86 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1975 NL  15 (9th)
1977 NL  20 (3rd)
1982 NL  15 (10th)
Career  168 (192nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1977 NL  .741 (4th)
1981 NL  .667 (8th)
1982 NL  .625 (7th)
1987 NL  .611 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1975 NL  1.230 (10th)
1980 NL  1.202 (10th)
1981 NL  1.086 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 NL  7.896 (9th)
1981 NL  7.673 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 NL  2.140 (7th)
1980 NL  1.384 (1st)
1981 NL  2.099 (9th)
1982 NL  2.086 (9th)
1987 NL  2.263 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
Career  2,794.7 (172nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1977 NL  35 (9th)
Career  422 (102nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1977 NL  8 (10th)
1980 NL  8 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1975 NL  4 (5th)
1977 NL  2 (9th)
1978 NL  3 (6th)
1982 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1983 NL  23 (3rd)
Career  216 (184th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  97 (3rd)
Career  832 (219th)

Hits s c a p y
1982 NL  238 (5th)
Career  2,777 (165th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1980 NL  2.636 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1978 NL  17 (2nd)
Career  136 (227th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  96 (6th)
1982 NL  90 (9th)
Career  1,169 (140th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1975 NL  10 (8th)
1977 NL  9 (6th)
1980 NL  7 (10th)
Career  93 (125th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 NL  4 (10th)
1981 NL  4 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
Career  11,715 (169th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1975 NL  133 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1980 NL  3.19 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1975 NL  20 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1975 NL  2.2 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1977 NL  2.9 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  12 (6th)
1982 NL  14 (5th)
1986 NL  11 (7th)
1987 NL  11 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1976 NL  24 (3rd)
1978 NL  18 (4th)
1979 NL  25 (3rd)
1981 NL  14 (2nd)
1982 NL  21 (3rd)
Career  234 (56th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1979 NL  1.70 (5th)
1980 NL  1.77 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1978 NL  1.000 (1st)
1981 NL  1.000 (1st)
1986 NL  1.000 (1st)
1987 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1989 NL  born 1950-01-13 (7th)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (785), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 51 (509), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (418), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (311), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (371st), 25.1 career WAR/22.5 7yr-peak WAR/23.8 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198131St. Louis Cardinals$583,3331981 TSN Guide6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198232St. Louis Cardinals$583,3331981 TSN Guide6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198333St. Louis Cardinals$583,3331981 TSN Guide6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198434St. Louis Cardinals$583,3331981 TSN Guide6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198535St. Louis Cardinals$583,3331981 TSN Guide6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198636St. Louis Cardinals$527,2351981 TSN Guide (length); 1986 USAT surv6 years/$3.5 million, breakdown unclear
198737St. Louis Cardinals$750,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198838St. Louis Cardinals$400,000*
198939Houston Astros$975,000*
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,568,900
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $600,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $725,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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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