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Rich Gale

Richard Blackwell Gale

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: January 19, 1954 in Littleton, NH
High School: Littleton HS (Littleton, NH)
School: University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1978 (Age 24.101, 11,636th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Reds/Giants/RedSox 1978-1984

Last Game: September 28, 1984 (Age 30.253)
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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
1978 24 KCR AL 14 8 .636 3.09 31 30 0 9 3 0 192.1 171 78 66 10 100 3 88 3 0 5 821 124 3.95 1.409 8.0 0.5 4.7 4.1 0.88 MVP-34,RoY-4
1979 25 KCR AL 9 10 .474 5.65 34 31 0 2 1 0 181.2 197 131 114 19 99 4 103 4 0 5 830 76 4.66 1.629 9.8 0.9 4.9 5.1 1.04
1980 26 KCR AL 13 9 .591 3.92 32 28 1 6 1 1 190.2 169 90 83 16 78 2 97 2 0 6 799 102 4.08 1.295 8.0 0.8 3.7 4.6 1.24
1981 27 KCR AL 6 6 .500 5.40 19 15 2 2 0 0 101.2 107 63 61 14 38 0 47 2 0 0 440 67 4.65 1.426 9.5 1.2 3.4 4.2 1.24
1982 28 SFG NL 7 14 .333 4.23 33 29 0 2 0 0 170.1 193 91 80 9 81 11 102 5 0 5 765 85 3.72 1.609 10.2 0.5 4.3 5.4 1.26
1983 29 CIN NL 4 6 .400 5.82 33 7 6 0 0 1 89.2 103 64 58 8 43 8 53 1 1 3 408 65 4.20 1.628 10.3 0.8 4.3 5.3 1.23
1984 30 BOS AL 2 3 .400 5.56 13 4 4 0 0 0 43.2 57 27 27 6 18 0 28 1 0 0 200 75 4.58 1.718 11.7 1.2 3.7 5.8 1.56
7 Yrs 55 56 .495 4.54 195 144 13 21 5 2 970.0 997 544 489 82 457 28 518 18 1 24 4263 86 4.19 1.499 9.3 0.8 4.2 4.8 1.13
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .495 4.54 39 29 3 4 1 0 195 200 109 98 16 92 6 104 4 0 5 855 86 4.19 1.499 9.3 0.8 4.2 4.8 1.13
KCR (4 yrs) 42 33 .560 4.38 116 104 3 19 5 1 666.1 644 362 324 59 315 9 335 11 0 16 2890 91 4.29 1.439 8.7 0.8 4.3 4.5 1.06
CIN (1 yr) 4 6 .400 5.82 33 7 6 0 0 1 89.2 103 64 58 8 43 8 53 1 1 3 408 65 4.20 1.628 10.3 0.8 4.3 5.3 1.23
SFG (1 yr) 7 14 .333 4.23 33 29 0 2 0 0 170.1 193 91 80 9 81 11 102 5 0 5 765 85 3.72 1.609 10.2 0.5 4.3 5.4 1.26
BOS (1 yr) 2 3 .400 5.56 13 4 4 0 0 0 43.2 57 27 27 6 18 0 28 1 0 0 200 75 4.58 1.718 11.7 1.2 3.7 5.8 1.56
AL (5 yrs) 44 36 .550 4.45 129 108 7 19 5 1 710.0 701 389 351 65 333 9 363 12 0 16 3090 90 4.31 1.456 8.9 0.8 4.2 4.6 1.09
NL (2 yrs) 11 20 .355 4.78 66 36 6 2 0 1 260.0 296 155 138 17 124 19 155 6 1 8 1173 77 3.89 1.615 10.2 0.6 4.3 5.4 1.25
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
1978 24 KCR AL 192.1 31 30 78 3.65 4.28 0.33 0.13 102.3 4.17 11 1.2 .9 -0.1 3.0 29 .540 .508 MVP-34,RoY-4
1979 25 KCR AL 181.2 34 31 131 6.49 4.77 0.21 0.13 102.2 4.79 -34 -3.2 .9 -0.1 -1.5 -15 .406 .480
1980 26 KCR AL 190.2 32 28 90 4.25 4.55 0.13 0.10 100.4 4.54 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 2.2 24 .517 .503
1981 27 KCR AL 101.2 19 15 63 5.58 3.97 0.06 0.06 97.8 3.88 -19 -1.9 .9 -0.1 -1.0 -11 .398 .488
1982 28 SFG NL 170.1 33 29 91 4.81 4.00 -0.44 0.13 98.5 4.50 -8 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 0.6 9 .474 .495
1983 29 CIN NL 89.2 33 7 64 6.42 4.24 0.15 -0.16 101.8 4.00 -25 -2.5 .8 0.0 -1.7 -16 .423 .484
1984 30 BOS AL 43.2 13 4 27 5.56 4.44 -0.16 -0.17 105.8 4.69 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .467 .497
7 Seasons 970.0 195 144 544 5.05 4.35 0.07 0.08 100.9 4.39 -73 -7.1 1.0 -0.5 1.7 19 .463 .493
KCR (4 yrs) 666.1 116 104 362 4.89 4.44 0.20 0.11 101.0 4.40 -37 -3.3 .9 -0.4 2.8 27 .471 .495
CIN (1 yr) 89.2 33 7 64 6.42 4.24 0.15 -0.16 101.8 4.00 -25 -2.5 .8 0.0 -1.7 -16 .423 .484
SFG (1 yr) 170.1 33 29 91 4.81 4.00 -0.44 0.13 98.5 4.50 -8 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 0.6 9 .474 .495
BOS (1 yr) 43.2 13 4 27 5.56 4.44 -0.16 -0.17 105.8 4.69 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .467 .497

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
1980 26 KCR AL WS L PHI 0 1 .000 4.26 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 11 4 3 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 35 2.368 15.6 1.4 5.7 5.7 1.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 4.26 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 11 4 3 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 35 2.368 15.6 1.4 5.7 5.7 1.00

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
1978 24 KCR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-34,RoY-4
1979 25 KCR AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 26 KCR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 27 KCR AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 28 SFG NL 33 54 48 4 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 34 .125 .208 .208 .416 18 10 0 0 1 0 0 1
1983 29 CIN NL 33 24 20 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 16 .150 .227 .350 .577 56 7 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 30 BOS AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 195 78 68 6 9 2 0 2 5 0 1 7 50 .132 .213 .250 .463 29 17 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 65 56 5 7 2 0 2 4 0 1 6 42 .132 .213 .250 .463 29 14 0 0 2 0 0
KCR (4 yrs) 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 33 24 20 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 16 .150 .227 .350 .577 56 7 0 0 1 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 33 54 48 4 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 34 .125 .208 .208 .416 18 10 0 0 1 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 66 78 68 6 9 2 0 2 5 0 1 7 50 .132 .213 .250 .463 29 17 0 0 2 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
1978 24 KCR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 MVP-34,RoY-4
1979 25 KCR AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 26 KCR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1981 27 KCR AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1982 28 SFG NL 33 54 -5 -1 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 29 CIN NL 33 24 -1 -1 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1984 30 BOS AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
7 Seasons 195 78 -7 -1 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2
KCR (4 yrs) 116 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
CIN (1 yr) 33 24 -1 -1 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1
SFG (1 yr) 33 54 -5 -1 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BOS (1 yr) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1980 26 KCR AL WS PHI L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1978 KCR AL 24 P 31 30 9 192.1 33 3 26 4 1 .879 1.36 0.94 .954 1.90 1.88 15 13 46% 38% 0 MVP-34,RoY-4
1979 KCR AL 25 P 34 31 2 181.2 38 9 25 4 3 .895 1.68 1.00 .949 1.92 1.89 10 14 58% 36% 0
1980 KCR AL 26 P 32 28 6 190.2 37 10 26 1 1 .973 1.70 1.13 .957 1.85 1.85 28 8 22% 35% 1
1981 KCR AL 27 P 19 15 2 101.2 15 6 8 1 1 .933 1.24 0.74 .963 1.98 1.98 10 2 17% 38% 0
1982 SFG NL 28 P 33 29 2 170.1 42 10 31 1 1 .976 2.17 1.24 .952 1.96 1.97 29 17 37% 32% 2
1983 CIN NL 29 P 33 7 0 89.2 19 7 10 2 0 .895 1.71 0.52 .952 1.92 1.91 7 5 42% 33% 0
1984 BOS AL 30 P 13 4 0 43.2 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 1.44 0.54 .959 1.79 1.78 5 3 38% 36% 0
7 Seasons P 195 144 21 970.0 191 49 129 13 7 .932 1.65 0.91 .954 1.91 1.90 104 62 37% 35% 3
7 Seasons TOT 195 144 21 970.0 191 49 129 13 7 .932 1.65 0.91 .954 1.91 1.90 104 62 37% 35% 3
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))
1978 AL (34, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 AL  8.002 (8th)
1980 AL  7.977 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1978 AL  3 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1981 AL  14 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  100 (2nd)
1979 AL  99 (5th)
1982 NL  81 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 AL  0.468 (8th)
1982 NL  0.476 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1982 NL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  114 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1982 NL  5 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1978 AL  124 (10th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1978 AL  4 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1478), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1583rd), 1.9 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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