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Larry Gura

Lawrence Cyril Gura

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 26, 1947 in Joliet, IL
High School: East HS (Joliet, IL)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft.
Signed June 25, 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1970 (Age 22.155, 10,591st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Cubs/Yankees 1970-1985

Last Game: July 27, 1985 (Age 37.243)
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Standard Fielding

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
1970 CHC NL 22 P 20 3 1 38.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 1.66 0.35 .951 1.85 1.84 3 3 50% 33% 0
1971 CHC NL 23 P 6 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 24 P 7 0 0 12.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.19 0.43 .950 1.75 1.79 0 1 100% 37% 0
1973 CHC NL 25 P 21 7 0 64.2 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 2.78 0.95 .950 1.88 1.88 2 3 60% 36% 2
1974 NYY AL 26 P 8 8 4 56.0 12 4 8 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.50 .947 1.82 1.80 2 3 60% 38% 1
1975 NYY AL 27 P 26 20 5 151.1 29 8 21 0 2 1.000 1.72 1.12 .940 1.87 1.86 3 7 70% 38% 2
1976 KCR AL 28 P 20 2 1 62.2 16 4 12 0 2 1.000 2.30 0.80 .950 1.87 1.88 4 4 50% 34% 2
1977 KCR AL 29 P 52 6 1 106.1 26 6 18 2 1 .923 2.03 0.46 .948 1.95 1.93 5 3 38% 39% 1
1978 KCR AL 30 P 35 26 8 221.2 58 13 44 1 2 .983 2.31 1.63 .954 1.90 1.88 12 7 37% 38% 2 CYA-7,MVP-23
1979 KCR AL 31 P 39 33 7 233.2 55 15 38 2 5 .964 2.04 1.36 .949 1.92 1.89 12 9 43% 36% 6
1980 KCR AL 32 P 36 36 16 283.1 59 9 50 0 3 1.000 1.87 1.64 .957 1.85 1.85 17 13 43% 35% 4 AS,CYA-6
1981 KCR AL 33 P 23 23 12 172.1 39 9 30 0 4 1.000 2.04 1.70 .963 1.98 1.98 5 2 29% 38% 1 CYA-9
1982 KCR AL 34 P 37 37 8 248.0 59 7 50 2 6 .966 2.07 1.54 .958 1.80 1.80 8 10 56% 36% 5
1983 KCR AL 35 P 34 31 5 200.1 54 12 42 0 5 1.000 2.43 1.59 .958 1.80 1.78 11 10 48% 33% 4
1983 KCR AL 35 DH 1 0
1984 KCR AL 36 P 31 25 3 168.2 36 6 30 0 1 1.000 1.92 1.16 .958 1.79 1.78 8 5 38% 36% 1
1985 TOT MLB 37 P 8 4 0 24.2 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 3.65 1.25 .953 1.90 1.89 4 0 0% 30% 0
1985 KCR AL 37 P 3 0 0 4.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.15 0.67 .955 1.87 1.83 0 0 0
1985 CHC NL 37 P 5 4 0 20.1 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 3.54 1.60 .952 1.90 1.92 4 0 0% 30% 0
16 Seasons P 403 261 71 2047.0 483 107 369 7 32 .986 2.09 1.18 .954 1.87 1.86 96 80 45% 36% 31
1 Season DH 1 0
16 Seasons TOT 403 261 71 2047.0 483 107 369 7 32 .986 2.09 1.18 .954 1.87 1.86 96 80 45% 36% 31
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1970 CHC NL 22 P
1971 CHC NL 23 P
1972 CHC NL 24 P
1973 CHC NL 25 P
1974 NYY AL 26 P
1975 NYY AL 27 P
1976 KCR AL 28 P
1977 KCR AL 29 P
1978 KCR AL 30 P
1979 KCR AL 31 P
1980 KCR AL 32 P
1981 KCR AL 33 P
1982 KCR AL 34 P
1983 KCR AL 35 P
1984 KCR AL 36 P
1985 KCR AL 37 P
1985 CHC NL 37 P
16 Seasons P
16 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1970 CHC NL 22 20 3 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CHC NL 23 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 24 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 CHC NL 25 22 7 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 NYY AL 26 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYY AL 27 26 20 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 KCR AL 28 20 2 1 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 KCR AL 29 52 6 0 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 KCR AL 30 35 26 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 KCR AL 31 39 33 0 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 KCR AL 32 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 KCR AL 33 23 23 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 KCR AL 34 37 37 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 KCR AL 35 35 31 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1984 KCR AL 36 31 25 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHC NL 37 5 4 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 KCR AL 37 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 405 261 62 403 403 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1970 CHC NL 22 167 77% 22% 7 86% 0 1 0 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1971 CHC NL 23 18 89% 28% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 24 49 71% 16% 4 75% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1973 CHC NL 25 281 83% 32% 11 100% 0 8 0 8 13 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1974 NYY AL 26 230 89% 29% 10 90% 0 4 1 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYY AL 27 640 85% 26% 22 100% 0 8 2 4 20 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 100%
1976 KCR AL 28 250 86% 29% 12 100% 0 4 0 3 13 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 100%
1977 KCR AL 29 448 86% 29% 20 95% 1 6 2 4 18 13 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1978 KCR AL 30 890 86% 23% 48 98% 2 13 5 5 44 32 4 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 12 100%
1979 KCR AL 31 991 86% 27% 37 92% 1 15 2 9 37 23 5 2 1 1 0 1 5 3 4 1 4 75%
1980 KCR AL 32 1175 86% 25% 45 100% 3 9 1 6 49 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 10 100%
1981 KCR AL 33 680 87% 26% 34 97% 1 9 4 4 31 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 5 100%
1982 KCR AL 34 1042 86% 25% 50 96% 1 7 3 4 51 33 9 2 0 1 1 1 6 3 5 1 5 80%
1983 KCR AL 35 881 87% 26% 43 95% 0 13 3 8 42 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 0 5 100%
1984 KCR AL 36 732 83% 23% 29 100% 0 5 0 2 29 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1985 CHC NL 37 102 90% 21% 6 100% 0 3 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1985 KCR AL 37 23 78% 26% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 8599 86% 26% 378 97% 9 107 24 63 368 260 40 7 1 3 3 3 31 21 26 5 58 95%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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
1991 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (7, 1%)
1980 AL (6, 1%)
1981 AL (9, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (256th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1980 July AL Pitcher of the Month
1981 September AL Pitcher of the Month

Assists as P s c a p y
1978 AL  44 (5th)
1980 AL  50 (3rd)
1982 AL  50 (2nd)
1983 AL  42 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1980 AL  1.000 (1st)
1981 AL  1.000 (1st)
1983 AL  1.000 (1st)
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .986 (70th)

             

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