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Rich Gossage

Richard Michael Gossage (Goose)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, CO
High School: Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
School: Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1972 (Age 20.286)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Padres/WhiteSox/Pirates/Athletics/... 1972-1994
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: August 8, 1994 (Age 43.034)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2008 (466/543 ballots).
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Standard Batting

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
1972 20 CHW AL 36 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
1973 21 CHW AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D
1974 22 CHW AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17
1976 ★ 24 CHW AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1977 ★ 25 PIT NL 72 25 23 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .217 .250 .261 .511 37 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 AS
1978 ★ 26 NYY AL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1979 27 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-3
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-9
1982 ★ 30 NYY AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1983 31 NYY AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 ★ 32 SDP NL 62 25 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .182 .217 .182 .399 14 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1985 ★ 33 SDP NL 50 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 .154 -53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1986 34 SDP NL 45 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1987 35 SDP NL 40 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 36 CHC NL 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 37 TOT MLB 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 37 SFG NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 37 NYY AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 39 TEX AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 40 OAK AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 41 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 42 SEA AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 Yrs 1003 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 2 0 0 1 0 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
NYY (7 yrs) 319 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (5 yrs) 189 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
SDP (4 yrs) 197 49 44 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18 .091 .149 .091 .240 -31 4 1 0 2 0 0
OAK (2 yrs) 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 72 25 23 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .217 .250 .261 .511 37 6 0 0 1 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (16 yrs) 657 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 346 76 69 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 26 .130 .178 .145 .323 -10 10 1 0 3 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
1972 20 CHW AL 36 17 -4 0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1973 21 CHW AL 21 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1/D
1974 22 CHW AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17
1976 ★ 24 CHW AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1977 ★ 25 PIT NL 72 25 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $46,800 1 AS
1978 ★ 26 NYY AL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $458,000 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1979 27 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $458,000 1
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $458,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-3
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $458,000 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-9
1982 ★ 30 NYY AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $458,000 1 AS
1983 31 NYY AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $458,000 1
1984 ★ 32 SDP NL 62 25 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1985 ★ 33 SDP NL 50 13 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $1,713,333 1 AS
1986 34 SDP NL 45 7 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $1,046,761 1
1987 35 SDP NL 40 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,273,904 1
1988 36 CHC NL 46 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,331,532 1
1989 37 SFG NL 31 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $68,000 1
1989 37 NYY AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1991 39 TEX AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1992 40 OAK AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $300,000 1
1993 41 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $325,000 1
1994 42 SEA AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
22 Seasons 1003 93 -14 -0 -0 0 16 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.1 0.7 2 $8,853,330
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYY (7 yrs) 319 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $2,748,000
CHW (5 yrs) 189 17 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.1 -2
SDP (4 yrs) 197 49 -8 -0 -0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $4,033,998
OAK (2 yrs) 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $625,000
SFG (1 yr) 31 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $68,000
PIT (1 yr) 72 25 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $46,800
TEX (1 yr) 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 46 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,331,532
SEA (1 yr) 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1972 20 CHW AL 17 18 0 0.0 85 .000 .000 .250 .000 .319 .000 .361 .000 .680 -100 .000 -4.0 -0.4 .000 .000 .000
1977 25 PIT NL 25 19 2 2.8 105 .333 .217 .272 .250 .340 .261 .414 .511 .754 37 .292 -2.1 -0.2 .389 .087 .043
1984 32 SDP NL 25 20 1 1.4 94 .286 .182 .263 .217 .328 .182 .383 .399 .711 14 .112 -2.6 -0.3 .278 .045 .000
1985 33 SDP NL 13 11 0 0.0 94 .000 .000 .259 .154 .327 .000 .386 .154 .712 -53 .000 -2.3 -0.2 .182 .182 .000
1986 34 SDP NL 7 8 0 0.0 96 .000 .000 .259 .000 .329 .000 .391 .000 .719 -100 .000 -1.9 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1987 35 SDP NL 4 4 0 0.0 102 .000 .000 .264 .000 .333 .000 .412 .000 .745 -100 .000 -1.1 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1988 36 CHC NL 1 1 0 0.0 93 .000 .000 .262 .000 .326 .000 .384 .000 .710 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
1989 37 TOT MLB 1 1 0 0.0 88 .000 .000 .250 .000 .317 .000 .373 .000 .690 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
1989 37 SFG NL 1 1 0 0.0 88 .000 .000 .250 .000 .317 .000 .373 .000 .690 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
22 Yrs 93 82 3 1.0 96 .188 .106 .262 .146 .330 .118 .389 .264 .719 -25 .065 -14.6 -1.5 .179 .059 .012
162 Game Avg. 15 13 0 1.0 96 .188 .106 .262 .146 .330 .118 .389 .264 .719 -25 .065 -14.6 -1.5 .179 .059 .012
SDP (4 yrs) 49 43 1 0.6 95 .154 .091 .262 .149 .328 .091 .388 .240 .716 -31 .029 -7.9 -0.8 .171 .068 .000
SFG (1 yr) 1 1 0 0.0 88 .000 .000 .250 .000 .317 .000 .373 .000 .690 -100 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
PIT (1 yr) 25 19 2 2.8 105 .333 .217 .272 .250 .340 .261 .414 .511 .754 37 .291 -2.1 -0.2 .389 .087 .043
CHC (1 yr) 1 1 0 0.0 93 .000 .000 .262 .000 .326 .000 .384 .000 .710 -100 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
CHW (5 yrs) 17 18 0 0.0 85 .000 .000 .250 .000 .319 .000 .361 .000 .680 -100 -4.0 -0.4 .000 .000 .000
NL (7 yrs) 76 64 3 1.3 98 .209 .130 .265 .178 .332 .145 .396 .323 .728 -10 .094 -10.6 -1.1 .230 .072 .014
AL (16 yrs) 17 18 0 0.0 85 .000 .000 .250 .000 .319 .000 .361 .000 .680 -100 -4.0 -0.4 .000 .000 .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
1978 26 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS LAD W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 28 NYY AL ALCS KCR L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 NYY AL ALDS MIL W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 NYY AL ALCS OAK W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 NYY AL WS LAD L 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 32 SDP NL NLCS CHC W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 32 SDP NL WS DET L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 CHW AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 24 DNP
1977 PIT NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 NYY AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 NYY AL 29 DNP
1982 NYY AL 30 DNP
1984 SDP NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 SDP NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs (6 GP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1972 20 CHW AL 17 0.0% 64.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5 6.00 29%
1977 25 PIT NL 25 0.0% 32.0% 4.0% 4.0% 20% 8.00 2.9 11.5 4.50 60%
1984 32 SDP NL 25 0.0% 32.0% 4.0% 0.0% 0% 8.00 2.8 2.00 56%
1985 33 SDP NL 13 0.0% 38.5% 15.4% 0.0% 2.50 2.2 2.00 46%
1986 34 SDP NL 7 0.0% 42.9% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3 57%
1987 35 SDP NL 4 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 1.00 50%
1988 36 CHC NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100% 0%
1989 37 TOT MLB 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100% 0%
1989 37 SFG NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100% 0%
22 Yrs 93 0.0% 39.8% 4.3% 1.1% 11% 9.25 2.3 42.5 3.50 52% 0%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.0% 8.6% 6.6% 29% 1.64 6.4 43.1 8.5 0.81 1.08 74% 20% 6.5% 20%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1972 20 CHW AL -4.0 -0.4 17 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 .71 -0.4 0.0 -3.7 -0.4 0.86 -3.9 0
1973 21 CHW AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1974 22 CHW AL 0.0 0.0
1975 23 CHW AL 0.0 0.0
1976 24 CHW AL 0.0 0.0
1977 25 PIT NL -2.1 -0.2 25 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 .73 -0.2 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1 0.86 -2.2 0
1978 26 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1979 27 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1980 28 NYY AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 29 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1982 30 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1983 31 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1984 32 SDP NL -2.6 -0.3 25 -0.0 0.3 -0.3 .73 -0.3 0.3 -3.3 -0.3 0.92 -3.0 0
1985 33 SDP NL -2.3 -0.2 13 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .38 -0.2 -0.1 -2.2 -0.2 0.89 -2.4 0
1986 34 SDP NL -1.9 -0.2 7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .77 -0.2 -0.0 -3.2 -0.3 1.22 -2.4 0
1987 35 SDP NL -1.1 -0.1 4 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .14 -0.1 -0.0 -1.4 -0.1 1.09 -1.2 0
1988 36 CHC NL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 1.23 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.38 -0.2 0
1989 37 TOT MLB -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .03 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.60 -0.2 0
1989 37 SFG NL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .03 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.60 -0.2 0
1989 37 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1991 39 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
1992 40 OAK AL 0.0 0.0
1993 41 OAK AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 42 SEA AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
22 Yrs -14.6 -1.5 93 -0.8 0.5 -1.3 .65 -1.4 0.2 -15.2 -1.6 0.91 -15.6 0
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1972 20 CHW AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 25 PIT NL 0 0 0% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 32 SDP NL 0 0 0% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 33 SDP NL 0 0 50% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 34 SDP NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 35 SDP NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 36 CHC NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 TOT MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 SFG NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Yrs 0 0 7% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1972 20 CHW AL 17 24% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 6 1 17% 6 1 17% 8 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1977 25 PIT NL 25 36% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 3 0 0% 14 2 14% 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
1984 32 SDP NL 25 32% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 0 0% 2 1 50% 13 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1985 33 SDP NL 13 46% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 8 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1986 34 SDP NL 7 57% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 7 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
1987 35 SDP NL 4 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 4 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1988 36 CHC NL 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 TOT MLB 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 SFG NL 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Yrs 93 38% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 67% 15 2 13% 15 2 13% 54 2 4% 6 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 11% 35% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 36 CHC NL 1 4 4.00 2 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 TOT MLB 1 2 2.00 2 100.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 SFG NL 1 2 2.00 2 100.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs 2 6 3.00 4 66.7% 0.0% 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 66.7% 75.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.64 62.2% 24.9% 14.4% 26.9% 33.7% 75.0% 2.1% 46.6% 80.7% 31.3% 5.6% 15.7% 8.7% 26.6%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 20 36 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
1973 21 57 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
1974 22 96 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
1975 23 158 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
1976 24 189 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
1977 25 261 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1978 26 324 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1979 27 360 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1980 28 424 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1981 29 456 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1982 30 512 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1983 31 569 42 39 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .128 .150 .154 .304 -16 6 1 0 2 0 0
1984 32 631 67 61 0 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 27 .148 .175 .164 .339 -5 10 1 0 4 0 0
1985 33 681 80 72 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 32 .125 .171 .139 .310 -12 10 1 0 4 0 0
1986 34 726 87 79 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 35 .114 .157 .127 .283 -20 10 2 0 4 0 0
1987 35 766 91 83 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .108 .149 .120 .270 -24 10 2 0 4 0 0
1988 36 812 92 84 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .107 .148 .119 .267 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1989 37 854 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1990 38 854 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1991 39 898 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1992 40 928 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1993 41 967 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0
1994 42 1003 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 -25 10 2 0 4 0 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1972 20 38 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 36
1977 25 72 24 22 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 8 .182 .217 .227 .445 1 72
1984 32 62 25 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .182 .217 .182 .399 1 62
1985 33 50 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 .154 0 50
1986 34 45 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 45
1987 35 40 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 40
1988 36 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 46
1989 37 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 42
8 Yrs 395 93 85 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 4 37 .094 .135 .106 .241 2 393
162 Game Avg. 162 38 35 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 .094 .135 .106 .241 1 393



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA (33.3%)
2001 BBWAA (44.3%)
2002 BBWAA (43.0%)
2003 BBWAA (42.1%)
2004 BBWAA (40.7%)
2005 BBWAA (55.2%)
2006 BBWAA (64.6%)
2007 BBWAA (71.2%)
2008 BBWAA (85.8%)
Selected to HOF in 2008 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (17, 3%)
1978 AL (13, 10%)
1980 AL (3, 56%)
1981 AL (9, 16%)
1984 NL (13, 10%)
0.95 Career Shares (267th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (6, 2%)
1978 AL (5, 3%)
1980 AL (3, 26%)
1981 AL (5, 2%)
1984 NL (5, 3%)
0.36 Career Shares (131st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 September AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Sep 3rd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1975 AL  8.3 (2nd)
1977 NL  6.2 (10th)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,713,333 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1991 AL  born 1951-07-05 (8th)
1992 AL  born 1951-07-05 (7th)
1993 AL  born 1951-07-05 (3rd)
1994 AL  born 1951-07-05 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1972 AL  born 1951-07-05 (7th)

             

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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