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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 31, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #97. Clark Griffith… #98. Larry Jackson… #99. Billy Wagner… #100. RICH GOSSAGE… #101. Bobo Newsom… #102. Mark Buehrle… #103. Bucky Walters… 

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
1972 20 CHW AL 7 1 .875 4.28 36 1 7 0 0 2 80.0 72 44 38 2 44 3 57 4 0 7 352 74 3.10 1.450 8.1 0.2 5.0 6.4 1.30
1973 21 CHW AL 0 4 .000 7.43 20 4 4 1 0 0 49.2 57 44 41 9 37 2 33 3 0 6 232 54 6.01 1.893 10.3 1.6 6.7 6.0 0.89
1974 22 CHW AL 4 6 .400 4.13 39 3 19 0 0 1 89.1 92 45 41 4 47 7 64 2 1 2 397 92 3.37 1.556 9.3 0.4 4.7 6.4 1.36
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 9 8 .529 1.84 62 0 49 0 0 26 141.2 99 32 29 3 70 15 130 5 0 3 583 212 2.62 1.193 6.3 0.2 4.4 8.3 1.86 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17
1976 ★ 24 CHW AL 9 17 .346 3.94 31 29 1 15 0 1 224.0 214 104 98 16 90 3 135 9 0 6 956 91 3.68 1.357 8.6 0.6 3.6 5.4 1.50 AS
1977 ★ 25 PIT NL 11 9 .550 1.62 72 0 55 0 0 26 133.0 78 27 24 9 49 6 151 2 0 2 523 244 2.50 0.955 5.3 0.6 3.3 10.2 3.08 AS
1978 ★ 26 NYY AL 10 11 .476 2.01 63 0 55 0 0 27 134.1 87 41 30 9 59 8 122 2 0 5 543 181 3.00 1.087 5.8 0.6 4.0 8.2 2.07 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1979 27 NYY AL 5 3 .625 2.62 36 0 33 0 0 18 58.1 48 18 17 5 19 4 41 0 0 3 234 156 3.42 1.149 7.4 0.8 2.9 6.3 2.16
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 6 2 .750 2.27 64 0 58 0 0 33 99.0 74 29 25 5 37 3 103 1 0 4 401 173 2.48 1.121 6.7 0.5 3.4 9.4 2.78 AS,CYA-3,MVP-3
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 3 2 .600 0.77 32 0 30 0 0 20 46.2 22 6 4 2 14 1 48 1 0 1 173 465 2.06 0.771 4.2 0.4 2.7 9.3 3.43 AS,CYA-5,MVP-9
1982 ★ 30 NYY AL 4 5 .444 2.23 56 0 43 0 0 30 93.0 63 23 23 5 28 5 102 0 0 1 356 179 2.13 0.978 6.1 0.5 2.7 9.9 3.64 AS
1983 31 NYY AL 13 5 .722 2.27 57 0 47 0 0 22 87.1 82 27 22 5 25 5 90 1 0 0 367 172 2.33 1.225 8.5 0.5 2.6 9.3 3.60
1984 ★ 32 SDP NL 10 6 .625 2.90 62 0 51 0 0 25 102.1 75 34 33 6 36 4 84 1 2 2 412 124 2.97 1.085 6.6 0.5 3.2 7.4 2.33 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1985 ★ 33 SDP NL 5 3 .625 1.82 50 0 38 0 0 26 79.0 64 21 16 1 17 1 52 1 0 0 308 195 2.22 1.025 7.3 0.1 1.9 5.9 3.06 AS
1986 34 SDP NL 5 7 .417 4.45 45 0 38 0 0 21 64.2 69 36 32 8 20 0 63 2 0 4 281 83 3.45 1.376 9.6 1.1 2.8 8.8 3.15
1987 35 SDP NL 5 4 .556 3.12 40 0 30 0 0 11 52.0 47 18 18 4 19 6 44 0 0 2 217 128 3.27 1.269 8.1 0.7 3.3 7.6 2.32
1988 36 CHC NL 4 4 .500 4.33 46 0 33 0 0 13 43.2 50 23 21 3 15 5 30 3 2 3 194 85 3.52 1.489 10.3 0.6 3.1 6.2 2.00
1989 37 TOT MLB 3 1 .750 2.95 42 0 28 0 0 5 58.0 46 22 19 2 30 4 30 1 0 3 238 120 3.78 1.310 7.1 0.3 4.7 4.7 1.00
1989 37 SFG NL 2 1 .667 2.68 31 0 22 0 0 4 43.2 32 16 13 2 27 3 24 0 0 2 182 127 4.11 1.351 6.6 0.4 5.6 4.9 0.89
1989 37 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 3.77 11 0 6 0 0 1 14.1 14 6 6 0 3 1 6 1 0 1 56 106 2.76 1.186 8.8 0.0 1.9 3.8 2.00
1991 39 TEX AL 4 2 .667 3.57 44 0 16 0 0 1 40.1 33 16 16 4 16 1 28 3 0 3 167 115 4.17 1.215 7.4 0.9 3.6 6.2 1.75
1992 40 OAK AL 0 2 .000 2.84 30 0 13 0 0 0 38.0 32 13 12 5 19 4 26 2 0 0 163 132 4.78 1.342 7.6 1.2 4.5 6.2 1.37
1993 41 OAK AL 4 5 .444 4.53 39 0 12 0 0 1 47.2 49 24 24 6 26 2 40 1 0 4 213 91 4.65 1.573 9.3 1.1 4.9 7.6 1.54
1994 42 SEA AL 3 0 1.000 4.18 36 0 21 0 0 1 47.1 44 23 22 6 15 1 29 3 0 2 197 117 4.69 1.246 8.4 1.1 2.9 5.5 1.93
22 Yrs 124 107 .537 3.01 1002 37 681 16 0 310 1809.1 1497 670 605 119 732 90 1502 47 5 63 7507 126 3.18 1.232 7.4 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.05
162 Game Avg. 8 7 .537 3.01 66 2 45 1 0 20 118 98 44 40 8 48 6 98 3 0 4 491 126 3.18 1.232 7.4 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.05
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
NYY (7 yrs) 42 28 .600 2.14 319 0 272 0 0 151 533.0 390 150 127 31 185 27 512 6 0 15 2130 179 2.60 1.079 6.6 0.5 3.1 8.6 2.77
CHW (5 yrs) 29 36 .446 3.80 188 37 80 16 0 30 584.2 534 269 247 34 288 30 419 23 1 24 2520 97 3.49 1.406 8.2 0.5 4.4 6.4 1.45
SDP (4 yrs) 25 20 .556 2.99 197 0 157 0 0 83 298.0 255 109 99 19 92 11 243 4 2 8 1218 123 2.93 1.164 7.7 0.6 2.8 7.3 2.64
OAK (2 yrs) 4 7 .364 3.78 69 0 25 0 0 1 85.2 81 37 36 11 45 6 66 3 0 4 376 104 4.71 1.471 8.5 1.2 4.7 6.9 1.47
SFG (1 yr) 2 1 .667 2.68 31 0 22 0 0 4 43.2 32 16 13 2 27 3 24 0 0 2 182 127 4.11 1.351 6.6 0.4 5.6 4.9 0.89
PIT (1 yr) 11 9 .550 1.62 72 0 55 0 0 26 133.0 78 27 24 9 49 6 151 2 0 2 523 244 2.50 0.955 5.3 0.6 3.3 10.2 3.08
TEX (1 yr) 4 2 .667 3.57 44 0 16 0 0 1 40.1 33 16 16 4 16 1 28 3 0 3 167 115 4.17 1.215 7.4 0.9 3.6 6.2 1.75
CHC (1 yr) 4 4 .500 4.33 46 0 33 0 0 13 43.2 50 23 21 3 15 5 30 3 2 3 194 85 3.52 1.489 10.3 0.6 3.1 6.2 2.00
SEA (1 yr) 3 0 1.000 4.18 36 0 21 0 0 1 47.1 44 23 22 6 15 1 29 3 0 2 197 117 4.69 1.246 8.4 1.1 2.9 5.5 1.93
AL (16 yrs) 82 73 .529 3.12 656 37 414 16 0 184 1291.0 1082 495 448 86 549 65 1054 38 1 48 5390 123 3.27 1.263 7.5 0.6 3.8 7.3 1.92
NL (7 yrs) 42 34 .553 2.73 346 0 267 0 0 126 518.1 415 175 157 33 183 25 448 9 4 15 2117 137 2.97 1.154 7.2 0.6 3.2 7.8 2.45
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
1972 20 CHW AL 80.0 36 1 44 4.95 3.51 -0.42 -0.14 103.6 3.93 -9 -1.1 1.2 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .471 .494
1973 21 CHW AL 49.2 20 4 44 7.97 4.39 -0.40 -0.18 102.2 4.71 -18 -1.8 .6 0.2 -1.2 -13 .408 .489
1974 22 CHW AL 89.1 39 3 45 4.53 4.20 -0.23 -0.29 104.7 4.34 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.2 0.5 6 .495 .499
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 141.2 62 0 32 2.03 4.43 -0.20 -0.37 102.5 4.37 37 4.1 2.4 2.7 8.2 50 .567 .526 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17
1976 ★ 24 CHW AL 224.0 31 29 104 4.18 4.05 -0.28 0.11 99.9 4.43 7 0.8 2.5 -0.1 2.9 26 .526 .505 AS
1977 ★ 25 PIT NL 133.0 72 0 27 1.83 4.39 0.21 -0.34 101.1 3.88 29 3.2 2.2 1.6 6.0 42 .545 .520 $46,800 AS
1978 ★ 26 NYY AL 134.1 63 0 41 2.75 4.20 0.24 -0.34 98.2 3.56 12 1.3 2.0 0.5 3.2 25 .521 .508 $458,000 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1979 27 NYY AL 58.1 36 0 18 2.78 4.78 0.13 -0.38 95.9 4.09 9 0.9 2.1 0.4 1.8 15 .524 .505 $458,000
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 99.0 64 0 29 2.64 4.54 -0.07 -0.36 97.6 4.15 16 1.7 2.2 0.8 3.5 26 .527 .511 $458,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-3
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 46.2 32 0 6 1.16 4.02 0.15 -0.32 97.6 3.46 12 1.4 1.8 0.4 2.3 16 .543 .509 $458,000 AS,CYA-5,MVP-9
1982 ★ 30 NYY AL 93.0 56 0 23 2.23 4.46 -0.32 -0.35 97.8 4.34 22 2.4 2.1 1.2 4.5 31 .543 .515 $458,000 AS
1983 31 NYY AL 87.1 57 0 27 2.78 4.62 -0.21 -0.37 95.3 4.26 14 1.5 2.7 1.1 3.5 22 .526 .509 $458,000
1984 ★ 32 SDP NL 102.1 62 0 34 2.99 4.03 0.17 -0.31 101.4 3.60 6 0.7 1.8 0.1 1.7 16 .511 .504 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1985 ★ 33 SDP NL 79.0 50 0 21 2.39 3.98 0.07 -0.31 101.2 3.64 10 1.2 2.2 0.5 2.5 18 .524 .507 $1,713,333 AS
1986 34 SDP NL 64.2 45 0 36 5.01 4.29 -0.20 -0.33 96.8 4.03 -7 -0.8 2.3 -0.6 -0.8 -1 .482 .495 $1,046,761
1987 35 SDP NL 52.0 40 0 18 3.12 4.63 0.19 -0.35 97.1 3.97 4 0.5 1.9 0.1 1.1 10 .512 .503 $1,273,904
1988 36 CHC NL 43.2 46 0 23 4.74 4.02 -0.20 -0.32 103.8 4.05 -4 -0.4 1.7 -0.2 -0.2 0 .491 .497 $1,331,532
1989 37 SFG NL 43.2 31 0 16 3.30 3.90 0.22 -0.30 98.5 3.33 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .500 .500 $68,000
1989 37 NYY AL 14.1 11 0 6 3.77 4.41 0.13 -0.34 100.6 3.97 0 0.0 .5 -0.0 0.1 2 .502 .500
1991 39 TEX AL 40.1 44 0 16 3.57 4.58 -0.20 -0.35 100.1 4.44 4 0.4 1.6 0.0 0.8 8 .509 .503
1992 40 OAK AL 38.0 30 0 13 3.08 4.34 0.07 -0.34 95.1 3.74 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.6 7 .510 .502 $300,000
1993 41 OAK AL 47.2 39 0 24 4.53 4.75 -0.24 -0.37 95.0 4.40 -0 -0.0 1.4 -0.1 0.4 5 .499 .500 $325,000
1994 42 SEA AL 47.1 36 0 23 4.37 5.30 0.08 -0.41 102.5 4.94 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.7 9 .507 .502
22 Seasons 1809.1 1002 37 670 3.33 4.30 -0.08 -0.27 99.8 4.09 148 16.3 1.8 7.7 41.8 316 .516 .506 $8,853,330
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
NYY (7 yrs) 533.0 319 0 150 2.53 4.43 -0.01 -0.36 97.3 3.98 85 9.2 2.1 4.3 18.8 136 .529 .509 $2,748,000
CHW (5 yrs) 584.2 188 37 269 4.14 4.12 -0.28 -0.12 102.0 4.36 15 1.9 1.7 2.3 9.9 66 .510 .507
SDP (4 yrs) 298.0 197 0 109 3.29 4.18 0.07 -0.32 99.6 3.77 13 1.5 2.0 0.1 4.5 42 .508 .503 $4,033,998
OAK (2 yrs) 85.2 69 0 37 3.89 4.57 -0.10 -0.35 95.1 4.11 2 0.3 1.2 -0.2 1.0 11 .504 .501 $625,000
SFG (1 yr) 43.2 31 0 16 3.30 3.90 0.22 -0.30 98.5 3.33 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .500 .500 $68,000
PIT (1 yr) 133.0 72 0 27 1.83 4.39 0.21 -0.34 101.1 3.88 29 3.2 2.2 1.6 6.0 42 .545 .520 $46,800
TEX (1 yr) 40.1 44 0 16 3.57 4.58 -0.20 -0.35 100.1 4.44 4 0.4 1.6 0.0 0.8 8 .509 .503
CHC (1 yr) 43.2 46 0 23 4.74 4.02 -0.20 -0.32 103.8 4.05 -4 -0.4 1.7 -0.2 -0.2 0 .491 .497 $1,331,532
SEA (1 yr) 47.1 36 0 23 4.37 5.30 0.08 -0.41 102.5 4.94 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.7 9 .507 .502

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
1978 26 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 1 0 1.000 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 1 4.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 15 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8
1978 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS W LAD 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 0.333 1.5 0.0 1.5 6.0 4.00
1980 28 NYY AL ALCS L KCR 0 1 .000 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9.000 81.0 27.0 0.0 0.0
1981 29 NYY AL ALDS W MIL 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 3 6.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 25 0.750 4.1 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
1981 29 NYY AL ALCS W OAK 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0.375 3.4 0.0 0.0 6.8
1981 29 NYY AL WS L LAD 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 2 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 20 0.800 3.6 0.0 3.6 9.0 2.50
1984 32 SDP NL NLCS W CHC 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 1 4.0 5 2 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 19 1.500 11.3 0.0 2.3 11.3 5.00
1984 32 SDP NL WS L DET 0 0 13.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.500 10.1 6.8 3.4 6.8 2.00
4 Yrs (8 Series) 2 1 .667 2.87 19 0 17 0 0 8 31.1 21 10 10 3 7 1 29 2 0 0 124 0.894 6.0 0.9 2.0 8.3 4.14
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 3 6.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 25 0.750 4.1 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
3 ALCS 1 1 .500 5.14 5 0 4 0 0 2 7.0 7 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 27 1.000 9.0 1.3 0.0 6.4
1 NLCS 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 1 4.0 5 2 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 19 1.500 11.3 0.0 2.3 11.3 5.00
3 WS 1 0 1.000 2.63 8 0 8 0 0 2 13.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 11 1 0 0 53 0.732 4.0 1.3 2.6 7.2 2.75

Standard Batting

More Stats

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

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

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1972 CHW AL 20 P 36 1 0 80.0 14 3 10 1 1 .929 1.46 0.36 .950 1.86 1.85 4 5 56% 39% 1
1973 CHW AL 21 P 20 4 1 49.2 11 5 5 1 0 .909 1.81 0.50 .951 1.87 1.85 6 5 45% 38% 0
1973 CHW AL 21 DH 1 0
1974 CHW AL 22 P 39 3 0 89.1 19 3 14 2 1 .895 1.71 0.44 .947 1.81 1.80 13 5 28% 38% 0
1975 CHW AL 23 P 62 0 0 141.2 31 3 25 3 3 .903 1.78 0.45 .940 1.87 1.86 12 6 33% 38% 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17
1976 CHW AL 24 P 31 29 15 224.0 48 18 27 3 1 .938 1.81 1.45 .950 1.87 1.88 20 15 43% 34% 2 AS
1977 PIT NL 25 P 72 0 0 133.0 15 4 10 1 0 .933 0.95 0.19 .950 1.85 1.85 9 3 25% 35% 0 AS
1978 NYY AL 26 P 63 0 0 134.1 21 6 12 3 0 .857 1.21 0.29 .954 1.90 1.88 6 4 40% 38% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1979 NYY AL 27 P 36 0 0 58.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.77 0.14 .948 1.91 1.89 3 0 0% 36% 0
1980 NYY AL 28 P 64 0 0 99.0 13 1 10 2 0 .846 1.00 0.17 .957 1.85 1.85 2 6 75% 35% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-3
1981 NYY AL 29 P 32 0 0 46.2 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1.74 0.28 .963 1.99 1.98 5 1 17% 38% 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-9
1982 NYY AL 30 P 56 0 0 93.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 0.77 0.14 .958 1.80 1.80 5 3 38% 36% 0 AS
1983 NYY AL 31 P 57 0 0 87.1 6 2 3 1 0 .833 0.52 0.09 .958 1.80 1.78 8 3 27% 33% 0
1984 SDP NL 32 P 62 0 0 102.1 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1.14 0.21 .954 1.88 1.87 10 2 17% 31% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-13
1985 SDP NL 33 P 50 0 0 79.0 7 0 7 0 1 1.000 0.80 0.14 .953 1.93 1.92 6 2 25% 30% 0 AS
1986 SDP NL 34 P 45 0 0 64.2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.97 0.16 .954 1.93 1.94 6 2 25% 32% 0
1987 SDP NL 35 P 40 0 0 52.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.18 .954 1.90 1.90 3 2 40% 29% 0
1988 CHC NL 36 P 46 0 0 43.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.17 .955 1.96 1.96 10 4 29% 29% 0
1989 TOT MLB 37 P 42 0 0 58.0 12 7 4 1 1 .917 1.71 0.26 .950 1.88 1.87 3 5 63% 32% 0
1989 SFG NL 37 P 31 0 0 43.2 9 5 3 1 0 .889 1.65 0.26 .947 1.88 1.87 2 5 71% 32% 0
1989 NYY AL 37 P 11 0 0 14.1 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.88 0.27 .960 1.88 1.85 1 0 0% 31% 0
1991 TEX AL 39 P 44 0 0 40.1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0.89 0.09 .956 1.81 1.80 2 2 50% 34% 1
1992 OAK AL 40 P 30 0 0 38.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.20 .953 1.73 1.71 4 2 33% 34% 0
1993 OAK AL 41 P 39 0 0 47.2 9 5 3 1 0 .889 1.51 0.21 .953 1.79 1.78 6 1 14% 36% 0
1994 SEA AL 42 P 36 0 0 47.1 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 0.76 0.11 .955 1.71 1.71 5 1 17% 31% 0
22 Seasons P 1002 37 16 1809.1 279 78 180 21 11 .925 1.28 0.26 .951 1.86 1.85 148 79 35% 34% 6
1 Season DH 1 0
22 Seasons TOT 1002 37 16 1809.1 279 78 180 21 11 .925 1.28 0.26 .951 1.86 1.85 148 79 35% 34% 6
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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1975 AL  8.2 (2nd)
1977 NL  6.0 (6th)
1982 AL  4.5 (10th)
Career  41.8 (156th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.01 (171st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1983 AL  .722 (4th)
1984 NL  .625 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
Career  1.232 (226th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.446 (32nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  5.424 (7th)
Career  7.471 (77th)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  62 (3rd)
1977 NL  72 (7th)
1978 AL  63 (4th)
1980 AL  64 (5th)
1982 AL  56 (10th)
Career  1,002 (15th)

Saves s c a p y
1975 AL  26 (1st)
1977 NL  26 (3rd)
1978 AL  27 (1st)
1979 AL  18 (6th)
1980 AL  33 (1st)
1981 AL  20 (2nd)
1982 AL  30 (2nd)
1983 AL  22 (6th)
1984 NL  25 (5th)
1985 NL  26 (5th)
1986 NL  21 (9th)
Career  310 (22nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,502 (196th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1976 AL  90 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1976 AL  17 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  98 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1972 AL  7 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1975 AL  49 (2nd)
1977 NL  55 (2nd)
1978 AL  55 (1st)
1980 AL  58 (4th)
1981 AL  30 (5th)
1982 AL  43 (8th)
1983 AL  47 (6th)
1984 NL  51 (6th)
1985 NL  38 (10th)
Career  681 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Career  126 (56th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.18 (198th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1975 AL  32 (3rd)
1977 NL  34 (5th)
1978 AL  22 (8th)
Career  167 (113th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1975 AL  3.4 (3rd)
1977 NL  3.6 (5th)
1978 AL  2.3 (8th)
Career  17.3 (112th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1975 AL  36.15 (4th)
1977 NL  41.66 (5th)
1978 AL  29.76 (7th)
1982 AL  22.26 (10th)
Career  166.88 (67th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1975 AL  7.0 (1st)
1977 NL  5.9 (1st)
1978 AL  3.9 (4th)
1980 AL  5.0 (5th)
1982 AL  5.0 (2nd)
1984 NL  2.3 (10th)
1985 NL  4.0 (3rd)
Career  32.5 (24th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1975 AL  3.1 (4th)
1977 NL  3.2 (6th)
1982 AL  2.3 (7th)
1985 NL  1.8 (10th)
Career  15.0 (76th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1975 AL  3.8 (4th)
1977 NL  4.3 (5th)
1978 AL  3.2 (7th)
1982 AL  2.3 (8th)
Career  17.7 (69th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1975 AL  62 (3rd)
1978 AL  63 (4th)
1980 AL  64 (5th)
Career  1,002 (15th)

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)

             

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 - 9 (271), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 44 (593), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 126 (64), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 19 (343), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4th), 42.0 career WAR/32.0 7yr-peak WAR/37.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1977 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $46,800 ? 1978 TSN Guide
1978 26 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1979 27 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1980 28 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1981 29 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1982 30 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1983 31 New York Yankees $458,000 ? 1978 TSN Guide $750K bonus, $333K salary, $133k of which is def.
1985 33 San Diego Padres $1,713,333 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 34 San Diego Padres $1,046,761 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 35 San Diego Padres $1,273,904 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 36 Chicago Cubs $1,331,532* ?
1989 37 Chicago Cubs $1,250,000 ? 11/1/89 NYT
37 San Francisco Giants $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1992 40 Oakland Athletics $300,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 41 Oakland Athletics $325,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,103,330
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $1,235,224 - 12/13/88 NYT - 4/1/88 USAT: $1,331,522
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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