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Bob Gibson

Robert Gibson (Hoot or Gibby)
born Pack Robert Gibson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: November 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE
High School: Tech HS (Omaha, NE)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1959 (Age 23.157)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1959-1975

Final Game: September 3, 1975 (Age 39.298)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1981 (337/401 ballots).
   View Bob Gibson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #9. Warren Spahn… #10. Rube Waddell… #11. Kid Nichols… #12. BOB GIBSON… #13. Bert Blyleven… #14. Bob Feller… #15. Ed Walsh… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1959 23 STL NL 3 5 .375 3.33 13 9 3 2 1 0 75.2 77 35 28 4 39 2 48 1 0 4 333 127 3.55 1.533 9.2 0.5 4.6 5.7 1.23
1960 24 STL NL 3 6 .333 5.61 27 12 3 2 0 0 86.2 97 61 54 7 48 6 69 1 0 3 399 73 3.68 1.673 10.1 0.7 5.0 7.2 1.44
1961 25 STL NL 13 12 .520 3.24 35 27 3 10 2 1 211.1 186 91 76 13 119 7 166 6 1 8 916 136 3.58 1.443 7.9 0.6 5.1 7.1 1.40
1962 ★ 26 STL NL 15 13 .536 2.85 32 30 2 15 5 1 233.2 174 84 74 15 95 9 208 10 0 11 967 151 3.02 1.151 6.7 0.6 3.7 8.0 2.19 AS
1963 27 STL NL 18 9 .667 3.39 36 33 2 14 2 0 254.2 224 110 96 19 96 1 204 13 1 6 1088 105 3.13 1.257 7.9 0.7 3.4 7.2 2.13
1964 28 STL NL 19 12 .613 3.01 40 36 3 17 2 1 287.1 250 106 96 25 86 9 245 9 0 6 1191 127 3.02 1.169 7.8 0.8 2.7 7.7 2.85 MVP-23
1965 ★ 29 STL NL 20 12 .625 3.07 38 36 1 20 6 1 299.0 243 110 102 34 103 6 270 11 1 8 1233 126 3.33 1.157 7.3 1.0 3.1 8.1 2.62 AS,GG
1966 ★ 30 STL NL 21 12 .636 2.44 35 35 0 20 5 0 280.1 210 90 76 20 78 5 225 5 0 12 1119 148 2.76 1.027 6.7 0.6 2.5 7.2 2.88 AS,GG
1967 ★ 31 STL NL 13 7 .650 2.98 24 24 0 10 2 0 175.1 151 62 58 10 40 3 147 3 1 3 703 110 2.34 1.089 7.8 0.5 2.1 7.5 3.68 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 ★ 32 STL NL 22 9 .710 1.12 34 34 0 28 13 0 304.2 198 49 38 11 62 6 268 7 0 4 1161 258 1.77 0.853 5.8 0.3 1.8 7.9 4.32 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 ★ 33 STL NL 20 13 .606 2.18 35 35 0 28 4 0 314.0 251 84 76 12 95 7 269 10 2 4 1270 164 2.30 1.102 7.2 0.3 2.7 7.7 2.83 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 ★ 34 STL NL 23 7 .767 3.12 34 34 0 23 3 0 294.0 262 111 102 13 88 9 274 4 1 5 1213 133 2.29 1.190 8.0 0.4 2.7 8.4 3.11 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 16 13 .552 3.04 31 31 0 20 5 0 245.2 215 96 83 14 76 11 185 7 0 10 1026 119 2.70 1.185 7.9 0.5 2.8 6.8 2.43 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 ★ 36 STL NL 19 11 .633 2.46 34 34 0 23 4 0 278.0 226 83 76 14 88 11 208 3 2 10 1119 139 2.54 1.129 7.3 0.5 2.8 6.7 2.36 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 12 10 .545 2.77 25 25 0 13 1 0 195.0 159 71 60 12 57 6 142 3 1 6 790 133 2.83 1.108 7.3 0.6 2.6 6.6 2.49 GG
1974 38 STL NL 11 13 .458 3.83 33 33 0 9 1 0 240.0 236 111 102 24 104 14 129 5 3 2 1041 94 4.17 1.417 8.9 0.9 3.9 4.8 1.24
1975 39 STL NL 3 10 .231 5.04 22 14 4 1 0 2 109.0 120 66 61 10 62 6 60 4 0 6 499 75 4.50 1.670 9.9 0.8 5.1 5.0 0.97
17 Yrs 251 174 .591 2.91 528 482 21 255 56 6 3884.1 3279 1420 1258 257 1336 118 3117 102 13 108 16068 127 2.89 1.188 7.6 0.6 3.1 7.2 2.33
162 Game Avg. 17 12 .591 2.91 36 32 1 17 4 0 262 221 96 85 17 90 8 210 7 1 7 1082 127 2.89 1.188 7.6 0.6 3.1 7.2 2.33
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
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
1959 23 STL NL 75.2 13 9 35 4.16 4.52 -0.20 0.00 107.8 5.09 7 0.8 .7 -0.1 1.5 16 .560 .505
1960 24 STL NL 86.2 27 12 61 6.33 4.56 0.01 0.02 107.5 4.91 -14 -1.4 .6 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .447 .491
1961 25 STL NL 211.1 35 27 91 3.88 4.57 0.26 0.05 110.0 4.81 21 2.2 1.1 -0.1 4.4 45 .564 .514
1962 ★ 26 STL NL 233.2 32 30 84 3.24 4.43 0.34 0.07 106.9 4.45 30 3.3 1.6 -0.1 5.6 56 .604 .521 AS
1963 27 STL NL 254.2 36 33 110 3.89 3.75 0.17 0.05 108.8 3.95 -1 -0.1 2.0 -0.2 2.4 24 .498 .500
1964 28 STL NL 287.1 40 36 106 3.32 3.96 0.10 0.06 108.5 4.25 27 3.2 2.8 -0.1 6.0 56 .579 .520 $30,000 MVP-23
1965 ★ 29 STL NL 299.0 38 36 110 3.31 3.99 0.18 0.06 107.7 4.17 29 3.4 2.0 -0.1 6.3 56 .591 .521 $40,000 AS,GG
1966 ★ 30 STL NL 280.1 35 35 90 2.89 4.19 0.28 0.07 99.0 3.95 30 3.6 -0.2 6.1 58 .603 .522 $50,000 AS,GG
1967 ★ 31 STL NL 175.1 24 24 62 3.18 3.76 0.05 0.06 97.9 3.69 8 0.9 -0.1 2.5 25 .539 .506 $60,000 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 ★ 32 STL NL 304.2 34 34 49 1.45 3.35 -0.02 0.05 96.7 3.30 59 8.6 -0.2 11.2 84 .754 .553 $85,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 ★ 33 STL NL 314.0 35 35 84 2.41 4.15 -0.03 0.06 100.1 4.25 61 7.7 -0.2 10.4 91 .721 .548 $125,000 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 ★ 34 STL NL 294.0 34 34 111 3.40 4.51 -0.42 0.07 103.8 5.19 55 6.3 -0.1 8.9 86 .686 .539 $125,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 245.2 31 31 96 3.52 3.87 -0.37 0.06 103.6 4.45 23 2.8 -0.1 4.9 46 .591 .517 $150,000 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 ★ 36 STL NL 278.0 34 34 83 2.69 3.81 -0.16 0.06 100.1 4.03 38 4.8 -0.2 7.0 63 .640 .529 $150,000 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 195.0 25 25 71 3.28 4.16 0.12 0.13 100.4 4.18 19 2.3 -0.1 3.9 36 .591 .514 $160,000 GG
1974 38 STL NL 240.0 33 33 111 4.16 4.08 0.19 0.13 101.3 4.07 -4 -0.4 -0.1 1.5 17 .487 .497 $160,000
1975 39 STL NL 109.0 22 14 66 5.45 4.14 -0.22 0.05 105.9 4.66 -10 -1.1 1.3 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .450 .493 $175,000
17 Seasons 3884.1 528 482 1420 3.29 4.06 0.03 0.07 103.5 4.24 376 47.0 1.2 -2.0 81.9 753 .589 .519 $1,310,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards

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
1964 ❍ MVP 28 STL NL WS W NYY 2 1 .667 3.00 3 3 0 2 0 0 27.0 23 11 9 4 8 2 31 2 0 1 113 1.148 7.7 1.3 2.7 10.3 3.88
1967 ❍ MVP 31 STL NL WS W BOS 3 0 1.000 1.00 3 3 0 3 1 0 27.0 14 3 3 1 5 0 26 0 0 1 98 0.704 4.7 0.3 1.7 8.7 5.20
1968 32 STL NL WS L DET 2 1 .667 1.67 3 3 0 3 1 0 27.0 18 5 5 1 4 1 35 0 0 0 101 0.815 6.0 0.3 1.3 11.7 8.75
3 Yrs (3 Series) 7 2 .778 1.89 9 9 0 8 2 0 81.0 55 19 17 6 17 3 92 2 0 2 312 0.889 6.1 0.7 1.9 10.2 5.41
3 WS 7 2 .778 1.89 9 9 0 8 2 0 81.0 55 19 17 6 17 3 92 2 0 2 312 0.889 6.1 0.7 1.9 10.2 5.41

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
1959 23 STL NL 21 27 26 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .115 .115 .192 .308 -22 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1960 24 STL NL 40 29 28 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .179 .179 .214 .393 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 25 STL NL 40 75 66 4 13 5 0 1 10 0 0 3 23 .197 .236 .318 .554 41 21 1 1 3 2 0 1
1962 ★ 26 STL NL 42 90 76 11 20 0 0 2 5 0 0 4 28 .263 .321 .342 .664 71 26 1 3 6 1 0 1 AS
1963 27 STL NL 41 100 87 12 18 3 1 3 20 0 0 8 35 .207 .274 .368 .642 76 32 1 0 5 0 0 1
1964 28 STL NL 40 107 96 8 15 3 1 0 4 0 0 3 38 .156 .188 .208 .396 8 20 0 1 6 1 0 1 MVP-23
1965 ★ 29 STL NL 42 119 104 14 25 2 0 5 19 2 0 3 26 .240 .261 .404 .665 78 42 0 1 8 3 0 1 AS,GG
1966 ★ 30 STL NL 46 111 100 11 20 4 0 1 8 3 2 3 35 .200 .221 .270 .491 36 27 0 0 7 1 0 1 AS,GG
1967 ★ 31 STL NL 27 74 60 7 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 26 .133 .235 .133 .369 9 8 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 ★ 32 STL NL 35 110 94 3 16 5 0 0 6 1 1 7 32 .170 .233 .223 .456 39 21 1 1 7 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 ★ 33 STL NL 37 127 118 11 29 6 0 1 8 5 2 3 36 .246 .262 .322 .584 63 38 1 0 5 1 0 1 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 ★ 34 STL NL 40 124 109 14 33 3 1 2 19 0 2 8 25 .303 .347 .404 .751 100 44 4 0 6 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 31 95 87 5 15 0 1 2 10 1 0 3 24 .172 .204 .264 .469 30 23 2 1 2 2 0 1 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 ★ 36 STL NL 34 106 103 12 20 6 0 5 12 0 1 1 25 .194 .202 .398 .600 68 41 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 25 71 65 8 12 0 0 2 8 1 1 3 17 .185 .217 .277 .494 37 18 1 0 2 1 0 1 GG
1974 38 STL NL 33 87 81 6 17 4 1 0 6 0 1 3 19 .210 .233 .284 .517 44 23 1 0 1 2 0 1
1975 39 STL NL 22 37 28 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 9 .179 .242 .179 .421 17 5 0 0 4 2 0 1
17 Yrs 596 1489 1328 132 274 44 5 24 144 13 10 63 415 .206 .243 .301 .545 50 400 13 8 72 18 0
162 Game Avg. 162 405 361 36 74 12 1 7 39 4 3 17 113 .206 .243 .301 .545 50 109 4 2 20 5 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

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
1959 23 STL NL 21 27 -5 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1960 24 STL NL 40 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1961 25 STL NL 40 75 -7 -0 -0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 ★ 26 STL NL 42 90 -3 0 -0 0 11 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .519 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1 AS
1963 27 STL NL 41 100 -2 0 0 0 11 10 1.1 0 10 1.1 .526 .507 1.1 0.0 10 1
1964 28 STL NL 40 107 -12 -0 0 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $30,000 1 MVP-23
1965 ★ 29 STL NL 42 119 -2 -1 1 0 14 12 1.3 0 12 1.3 .532 .508 1.3 0.0 12 $40,000 1 AS,GG
1966 ★ 30 STL NL 46 111 -10 -0 1 0 12 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .507 .502 0.3 0.1 3 $50,000 1 AS,GG
1967 ★ 31 STL NL 27 74 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $60,000 1 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 ★ 32 STL NL 35 110 -7 0 -0 0 11 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .517 .504 0.6 0.0 5 $85,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 ★ 33 STL NL 37 127 -7 -0 0 0 15 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .524 .505 0.9 0.0 8 $125,000 1 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 ★ 34 STL NL 40 124 -1 -2 -0 0 15 12 1.2 0 12 1.2 .530 .507 1.2 0.0 12 $125,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 31 95 -9 -0 -0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $150,000 1 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 ★ 36 STL NL 34 106 -4 -1 1 0 11 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .521 .504 0.7 0.0 6 $150,000 1 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 25 71 -5 0 0 0 8 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $160,000 1 GG
1974 38 STL NL 33 87 -6 -1 -0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $160,000 1
1975 39 STL NL 22 37 -4 -0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $175,000 1
17 Seasons 596 1489 -94 -4 3 0 166 71 8.0 0 71 8.0 .513 .503 7.7 0.3 71 $1,310,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1964 ❍ MVP 28 STL NL WS NYY W 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 1 0 0
1967 ❍ MVP 31 STL NL WS BOS W 3 12 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .364 .530 4 1 0 0 0 0
1968 32 STL NL WS DET L 3 10 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722 4 0 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 9 32 28 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 7 .143 .200 .357 .557 10 1 0 2 0 0
3 WS 9 32 28 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 7 .143 .200 .357 .557 10 1 0 2 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
1959 STL NL 23 P 13 9 2 75.2 18 6 10 2 2 .889 1.90 1.23 .954 1.99 1.97 2 1 33% 38% 0
1960 STL NL 24 P 27 12 2 86.2 21 7 14 0 3 1.000 2.18 0.78 .962 2.09 2.08 2 5 71% 40% 0
1961 STL NL 25 P 35 27 10 211.1 51 14 35 2 4 .961 2.09 1.40 .959 2.18 2.15 9 6 40% 38% 0
1962 STL NL 26 P 32 30 15 233.2 56 18 35 3 6 .946 2.04 1.66 .948 2.07 2.05 9 2 18% 34% 0 AS
1963 STL NL 27 P 36 33 14 254.2 60 27 28 5 0 .917 1.94 1.53 .951 2.06 2.06 21 9 30% 42% 0
1964 STL NL 28 P 40 36 17 287.1 66 24 36 6 4 .909 1.88 1.50 .953 2.14 2.13 12 2 14% 40% 0 MVP-23
1965 STL NL 29 P 38 36 20 299.0 63 27 33 3 1 .952 1.81 1.58 .956 2.08 2.08 12 3 20% 36% 0 AS,GG
1966 STL NL 30 P 35 35 20 280.1 56 26 28 2 4 .964 1.73 1.54 .947 1.96 1.96 9 9 50% 40% 0 AS,GG
1967 STL NL 31 P 24 24 10 175.1 42 19 23 0 0 1.000 2.16 1.75 .960 2.00 2.00 3 6 67% 40% 0 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 STL NL 32 P 34 34 28 304.2 50 21 28 1 2 .980 1.45 1.44 .958 2.01 2.02 6 5 45% 40% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 STL NL 33 P 35 35 28 314.0 56 21 32 3 5 .946 1.52 1.51 .958 1.95 1.94 16 8 33% 40% 0 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 STL NL 34 P 34 34 23 294.0 58 22 32 4 3 .931 1.65 1.59 .951 1.85 1.84 17 5 23% 33% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 STL NL 35 P 31 31 20 245.2 52 10 39 3 1 .942 1.80 1.58 .954 1.90 1.90 10 3 23% 35% 0 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 STL NL 36 P 34 34 23 278.0 59 12 46 1 3 .983 1.88 1.71 .950 1.78 1.78 16 9 36% 37% 0 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 STL NL 37 P 25 25 13 195.0 37 11 24 2 2 .946 1.62 1.40 .950 1.88 1.88 9 6 40% 36% 0 GG
1974 STL NL 38 P 33 33 9 240.0 48 20 26 2 4 .958 1.72 1.39 .944 1.88 1.88 33 6 15% 33% 0
1975 STL NL 39 P 22 14 1 109.0 24 6 15 3 2 .875 1.73 0.95 .946 1.86 1.86 10 3 23% 32% 0
17 Seasons P 528 482 255 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .953 1.98 1.98 196 88 31% 37% 0
17 Seasons TOT 528 482 255 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .953 1.98 1.98 196 88 31% 37% 0
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
1981 BBWAA (84.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1981 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (23, 1%)
1967 NL (22, 2%)
1968 NL (1, 86%)
1969 NL (30, 1%)
1970 NL (4, 33%)
1971 NL (23, 1%)
1 MVP
1.24 Career Shares (188th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (1, 100%)
1970 NL (1, 98%)
1971 NL (5, 3%)
1972 NL (9, 3%)
2 Cy Youngs
2.04 Career Shares (14th)

Gold Gloves
1965 NL (P)
1966 NL (P)
1967 NL (P)
1968 NL (P)
1969 NL (P)
1970 NL (P)
1971 NL (P)
1972 NL (P)
1973 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1964 September NL Player of the Month
1968 June NL Player of the Month
1968 July NL Player of the Month
1970 August NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1962 NL  6.4 (6th)
1965 NL  7.6 (9th)
1968 NL  11.9 (1st)
1969 NL  11.3 (1st)
1970 NL  10.1 (1st)
1972 NL  7.7 (5th)
Career  89.9 (45th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1961 NL  4.4 (7th)
1962 NL  5.6 (5th)
1964 NL  6.0 (5th)
1965 NL  6.3 (6th)
1966 NL  6.1 (5th)
1968 NL  11.2 (1st)
1969 NL  10.4 (1st)
1970 NL  8.9 (1st)
1971 NL  4.9 (7th)
1972 NL  7.0 (2nd)
Career  81.9 (25th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1961 NL  3.24 (5th)
1962 NL  2.85 (5th)
1966 NL  2.44 (5th)
1968 NL  1.12 (1st)
1969 NL  2.18 (3rd)
1970 NL  3.12 (4th)
1972 NL  2.46 (5th)
1973 NL  2.77 (6th)
Career  2.91 (141st)

Wins s c a p y
1963 NL  18 (7th)
1964 NL  19 (4th)
1965 NL  20 (6th)
1966 NL  21 (3rd)
1968 NL  22 (2nd)
1969 NL  20 (5th)
1970 NL  23 (1st)
1972 NL  19 (5th)
Career  251 (47th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1963 NL  .667 (9th)
1964 NL  .613 (10th)
1966 NL  .636 (7th)
1967 NL  .650 (6th)
1968 NL  .710 (3rd)
1970 NL  .767 (2nd)
Career  .591 (148th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1962 NL  1.151 (7th)
1966 NL  1.027 (4th)
1967 NL  1.089 (8th)
1968 NL  0.853 (1st)
1969 NL  1.102 (7th)
1970 NL  1.190 (6th)
1972 NL  1.129 (9th)
1973 NL  1.108 (4th)
Career  1.188 (118th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  7.921 (3rd)
1962 NL  6.702 (2nd)
1964 NL  7.831 (9th)
1965 NL  7.314 (5th)
1966 NL  6.742 (3rd)
1968 NL  5.849 (1st)
1969 NL  7.194 (7th)
1970 NL  8.020 (7th)
1972 NL  7.317 (3rd)
1973 NL  7.339 (8th)
Career  7.597 (43rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 NL  2.053 (10th)
1968 NL  1.832 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  7.069 (3rd)
1962 NL  8.011 (3rd)
1963 NL  7.209 (6th)
1964 NL  7.674 (4th)
1965 NL  8.127 (5th)
1966 NL  7.224 (7th)
1967 NL  7.546 (5th)
1968 NL  7.917 (2nd)
1969 NL  7.710 (8th)
1970 NL  8.388 (2nd)
1971 NL  6.778 (6th)
1972 NL  6.734 (8th)
1973 NL  6.554 (9th)
Career  7.222 (102nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1963 NL  254.7 (9th)
1964 NL  287.3 (3rd)
1965 NL  299.0 (3rd)
1966 NL  280.3 (4th)
1968 NL  304.7 (3rd)
1969 NL  314.0 (4th)
1970 NL  294.0 (3rd)
1972 NL  278.0 (4th)
Career  3,884.3 (46th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1961 NL  166 (5th)
1962 NL  208 (3rd)
1963 NL  204 (5th)
1964 NL  245 (2nd)
1965 NL  270 (3rd)
1966 NL  225 (4th)
1968 NL  268 (1st)
1969 NL  269 (2nd)
1970 NL  274 (2nd)
1971 NL  185 (6th)
1972 NL  208 (3rd)
Career  3,117 (14th)

Games Started s c a p y
1964 NL  36 (5th)
1968 NL  34 (10th)
1972 NL  34 (8th)
Career  482 (59th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1962 NL  15 (8th)
1963 NL  14 (6th)
1964 NL  17 (4th)
1965 NL  20 (3rd)
1966 NL  20 (3rd)
1968 NL  28 (2nd)
1969 NL  28 (1st)
1970 NL  23 (2nd)
1971 NL  20 (3rd)
1972 NL  23 (2nd)
1973 NL  13 (7th)
Career  255 (73rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1962 NL  5 (1st)
1965 NL  6 (6th)
1966 NL  5 (1st)
1968 NL  13 (1st)
1969 NL  4 (8th)
1970 NL  3 (6th)
1971 NL  5 (1st)
1972 NL  4 (6th)
Career  56 (13th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1964 NL  25 (3rd)
1965 NL  34 (1st)
1974 NL  24 (1st)
Career  257 (99th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  119 (1st)
1962 NL  95 (5th)
1963 NL  96 (2nd)
1964 NL  86 (2nd)
1965 NL  103 (6th)
1966 NL  78 (5th)
1969 NL  95 (6th)
1972 NL  88 (5th)
1974 NL  104 (6th)
Career  1,336 (27th)

Hits s c a p y
1963 NL  224 (9th)
1964 NL  250 (5th)
1965 NL  243 (8th)
1969 NL  251 (7th)
1970 NL  262 (9th)
1972 NL  226 (9th)
Career  3,279 (95th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1964 NL  2.849 (10th)
1967 NL  3.675 (2nd)
1968 NL  4.323 (2nd)
1969 NL  2.832 (7th)
1970 NL  3.114 (3rd)
1973 NL  2.491 (5th)
Career  2.333 (158th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  0.554 (1st)
1962 NL  0.578 (4th)
1966 NL  0.642 (6th)
1967 NL  0.513 (10th)
1968 NL  0.325 (5th)
1969 NL  0.344 (2nd)
1970 NL  0.398 (2nd)
1971 NL  0.513 (9th)
1972 NL  0.453 (6th)
1973 NL  0.554 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
Career  174 (84th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  96 (4th)
1964 NL  96 (8th)
1965 NL  102 (4th)
1974 NL  102 (7th)
Career  1,258 (96th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1961 NL  8 (10th)
1962 NL  11 (6th)
1966 NL  12 (4th)
1971 NL  10 (7th)
1972 NL  10 (6th)
Career  108 (84th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (5th)
1962 NL  10 (6th)
1963 NL  13 (2nd)
1964 NL  9 (5th)
1965 NL  11 (5th)
1968 NL  7 (10th)
1969 NL  10 (4th)
1971 NL  7 (5th)
Career  102 (80th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1963 NL  1,088 (7th)
1964 NL  1,191 (3rd)
1965 NL  1,233 (3rd)
1966 NL  1,119 (7th)
1968 NL  1,161 (3rd)
1969 NL  1,270 (4th)
1970 NL  1,213 (4th)
1972 NL  1,119 (4th)
Career  16,068 (52nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1961 NL  136 (2nd)
1962 NL  151 (1st)
1964 NL  127 (10th)
1965 NL  126 (8th)
1966 NL  148 (5th)
1968 NL  258 (1st)
1969 NL  164 (4th)
1970 NL  133 (4th)
1972 NL  139 (5th)
1973 NL  133 (6th)
Career  127 (51st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1961 NL  3.58 (8th)
1962 NL  3.02 (6th)
1966 NL  2.76 (7th)
1967 NL  2.34 (2nd)
1968 NL  1.77 (1st)
1969 NL  2.30 (1st)
1970 NL  2.29 (1st)
1971 NL  2.70 (8th)
1972 NL  2.54 (5th)
1973 NL  2.83 (5th)
Career  2.89 (99th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1961 NL  23 (2nd)
1962 NL  35 (2nd)
1964 NL  26 (5th)
1965 NL  27 (6th)
1966 NL  35 (4th)
1968 NL  60 (1st)
1969 NL  50 (1st)
1970 NL  34 (3rd)
1972 NL  31 (3rd)
Career  341 (19th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1961 NL  2.4 (2nd)
1962 NL  3.7 (2nd)
1964 NL  2.8 (5th)
1965 NL  3.0 (6th)
1966 NL  3.9 (4th)
1968 NL  7.9 (1st)
1969 NL  5.8 (1st)
1970 NL  3.6 (3rd)
1972 NL  3.6 (3rd)
Career  39.2 (13th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1961 NL  16.31 (9th)
1962 NL  39.32 (1st)
1964 NL  28.80 (7th)
1965 NL  27.37 (7th)
1966 NL  36.61 (4th)
1968 NL  65.80 (1st)
1969 NL  56.72 (1st)
1970 NL  38.61 (2nd)
1972 NL  37.31 (3rd)
Career  365.21 (11th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1961 NL  2.0 (7th)
1962 NL  4.3 (2nd)
1964 NL  2.9 (9th)
1966 NL  4.5 (4th)
1968 NL  8.0 (1st)
1969 NL  7.7 (1st)
1970 NL  4.5 (1st)
1972 NL  5.2 (3rd)
Career  39.0 (11th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1962 NL  3.7 (4th)
1964 NL  3.1 (9th)
1965 NL  2.3 (10th)
1966 NL  3.3 (4th)
1967 NL  2.0 (10th)
1968 NL  7.3 (1st)
1969 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1970 NL  4.9 (2nd)
1972 NL  4.0 (3rd)
1973 NL  2.1 (10th)
Career  37.4 (14th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1961 NL  1.6 (9th)
1962 NL  4.0 (2nd)
1964 NL  3.1 (8th)
1965 NL  2.9 (8th)
1966 NL  4.1 (4th)
1968 NL  9.1 (1st)
1969 NL  6.7 (1st)
1970 NL  4.1 (2nd)
1972 NL  4.4 (3rd)
Career  42.3 (9th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1963 NL  27 (2nd)
1964 NL  24 (2nd)
1965 NL  27 (3rd)
1966 NL  26 (1st)
1967 NL  19 (4th)
1969 NL  21 (3rd)
1970 NL  22 (5th)
1974 NL  20 (5th)
Career  291 (20th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1963 NL  5 (3rd)
1964 NL  6 (1st)
1970 NL  4 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1967 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1973 NL  born 1935-11-09 (7th)
1974 NL  born 1935-11-09 (4th)
1975 NL  born 1935-11-09 (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 - 20 (97), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 207 (34), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 222 (18), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 54 (28), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (14th), 89.9 career WAR/61.6 7yr-peak WAR/75.8 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1964 28 St. Louis Cardinals $30,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1965 29 St. Louis Cardinals $40,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1966 30 St. Louis Cardinals $50,000 ? 3/12/66 TSN
1967 31 St. Louis Cardinals $60,000 ? 3/25/67 TSN
1968 32 St. Louis Cardinals $85,000 ? D. Halberstam, October 1964, p. 361
1969 33 St. Louis Cardinals $125,000 ? 3/15/69 TSN
1970 34 St. Louis Cardinals $125,000 ? 10/17/70 TSN and BJHA
1971 35 St. Louis Cardinals $150,000 ? 10/17/70 TSN and BJHA
1972 36 St. Louis Cardinals $150,000 ? 4/8/72 TSN and BJHA
1973 37 St. Louis Cardinals $160,000 ? TSN, 4/21/73
1974 38 St. Louis Cardinals $160,000 ? 4/6/74 TSN 1/26/74 TSN: $150,000
1975 39 St. Louis Cardinals $175,000 ? 11/29/75 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,310,000
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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