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Jack Harshman

John Elvin Harshman

Positions: Pitcher and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: July 12, 1927 in San Diego, CA
High School: Herbert Hoover HS (San Diego, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1948 (Age 21.066, 8,124th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/Indians/Giants/RedSox 1948-1960

Final Game: October 1, 1960 (Age 33.081)
Died: August 17, 2013 in Georgetown, TX
Buried: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
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Standard Pitching

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
1952 24 NYG NL 0 2 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 10 10 2 6 6 0 0 0 36 28 7.44 2.842 17.1 2.8 8.5 8.5 1.00
1954 26 CHW AL 14 8 .636 2.95 35 21 5 9 4 1 177.0 157 61 58 7 96 134 5 0 6 772 128 3.11 1.429 8.0 0.4 4.9 6.8 1.40
1955 27 CHW AL 11 7 .611 3.36 32 23 2 9 0 0 179.1 144 74 67 16 97 3 116 4 0 4 761 117 3.92 1.344 7.2 0.8 4.9 5.8 1.20
1956 28 CHW AL 15 11 .577 3.10 34 30 3 15 4 0 226.2 183 85 78 14 102 4 143 3 0 7 950 132 3.30 1.257 7.3 0.6 4.1 5.7 1.40
1957 29 CHW AL 8 8 .500 4.10 30 26 2 6 0 1 151.1 142 78 69 16 82 2 83 5 1 5 668 92 4.46 1.480 8.4 1.0 4.9 4.9 1.01
1958 30 BAL AL 12 15 .444 2.89 34 29 5 17 3 4 236.1 204 89 76 20 75 1 161 3 0 8 975 124 3.20 1.181 7.8 0.8 2.9 6.1 2.15 MVP-24
1959 31 TOT AL 7 10 .412 4.76 35 16 14 5 1 1 138.0 133 79 73 14 51 5 73 2 0 3 612 80 3.96 1.333 8.7 0.9 3.3 4.8 1.43
1959 31 BAL AL 0 6 .000 6.85 14 8 5 0 0 0 47.1 58 39 36 6 28 5 24 2 0 2 221 56 5.08 1.817 11.0 1.1 5.3 4.6 0.86
1959 31 BOS AL 2 3 .400 6.57 8 2 3 0 0 0 24.2 29 19 18 2 10 0 14 0 0 0 114 62 3.68 1.581 10.6 0.7 3.6 5.1 1.40
1959 31 CLE AL 5 1 .833 2.59 13 6 6 5 1 1 66.0 46 21 19 6 13 0 35 0 0 1 277 144 3.26 0.894 6.3 0.8 1.8 4.8 2.69
1960 32 CLE AL 2 4 .333 3.98 15 8 4 0 0 0 54.1 50 32 24 7 30 2 25 0 0 0 240 95 4.94 1.472 8.3 1.2 5.0 4.1 0.83
8 Yrs 69 65 .515 3.50 217 155 35 61 12 7 1169.1 1025 508 455 96 539 17 741 22 1 33 5014 109 3.67 1.338 7.9 0.7 4.1 5.7 1.37
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .515 3.50 40 28 6 11 2 1 214 187 93 83 18 99 135 4 0 6 917 109 3.67 1.338 7.9 0.7 4.1 5.7 1.37
CHW (4 yrs) 48 34 .585 3.33 131 100 12 39 8 2 734.1 626 298 272 53 377 9 476 17 1 22 3151 117 3.65 1.366 7.7 0.6 4.6 5.8 1.26
CLE (2 yrs) 7 5 .583 3.22 28 14 10 5 1 1 120.1 96 53 43 13 43 2 60 0 0 1 517 117 4.01 1.155 7.2 1.0 3.2 4.5 1.40
BAL (2 yrs) 12 21 .364 3.55 48 37 10 17 3 4 283.2 262 128 112 26 103 6 185 5 0 10 1196 102 3.52 1.287 8.3 0.8 3.3 5.9 1.80
NYG (1 yr) 0 2 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 10 10 2 6 6 0 0 0 36 28 7.44 2.842 17.1 2.8 8.5 8.5 1.00
BOS (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.57 8 2 3 0 0 0 24.2 29 19 18 2 10 0 14 0 0 0 114 62 3.68 1.581 10.6 0.7 3.6 5.1 1.40
AL (7 yrs) 69 63 .523 3.44 215 153 35 61 12 7 1163.0 1013 498 445 94 533 17 735 22 1 33 4978 111 3.65 1.329 7.8 0.7 4.1 5.7 1.38
NL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 10 10 2 6 6 0 0 0 36 28 7.44 2.842 17.1 2.8 8.5 8.5 1.00
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
1952 24 NYG NL 6.1 2 2 10 14.21 4.25 0.12 0.00 98.0 4.05 -7 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .222 .497
1954 26 CHW AL 177.0 35 21 61 3.10 4.22 0.44 0.00 99.7 3.76 14 1.5 1.8 -0.0 3.0 27 .544 .509
1955 27 CHW AL 179.1 32 23 74 3.71 4.23 0.23 0.00 99.2 3.97 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 1.7 20 .511 .502
1956 28 CHW AL 226.2 34 30 85 3.38 4.55 0.08 0.00 98.8 4.42 24 2.6 .4 -0.2 4.3 46 .577 .516
1957 29 CHW AL 151.1 30 26 78 4.64 4.13 0.38 0.00 97.9 3.67 -16 -1.6 1.7 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .446 .490
1958 30 BAL AL 236.1 34 29 89 3.39 4.18 -0.08 0.00 95.5 4.07 18 2.0 3.1 -0.0 4.0 36 .560 .513 MVP-24
1959 31 BAL AL 47.1 14 8 39 7.42 4.39 0.07 0.00 97.2 4.20 -16 -1.6 .9 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .387 .490
1959 31 BOS AL 24.2 8 2 19 6.93 4.82 0.14 0.00 101.2 4.74 -6 -0.6 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .428 .496
1959 31 CLE AL 66.0 13 6 21 2.86 4.21 0.42 0.00 97.2 3.68 7 0.7 1.3 -0.0 1.2 11 .556 .504
1960 32 CLE AL 54.1 15 8 32 5.30 4.31 0.22 0.02 96.6 3.97 -7 -0.8 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .449 .495
8 Seasons 1169.1 217 155 508 3.91 4.29 0.19 0.00 98.0 4.02 13 2.1 1.3 -0.6 11.4 108 .510 .504
CHW (4 yrs) 734.1 131 100 298 3.65 4.31 0.27 0.00 98.9 4.00 26 2.8 1.4 -0.5 8.5 88 .522 .505
CLE (2 yrs) 120.1 28 14 53 3.96 4.25 0.33 0.01 96.9 3.81 -1 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .499 .500
BAL (2 yrs) 283.2 48 37 128 4.06 4.22 -0.05 0.00 95.8 4.09 1 0.5 1.9 -0.1 2.8 23 .510 .506
NYG (1 yr) 6.1 2 2 10 14.21 4.25 0.12 0.00 98.0 4.05 -7 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .222 .497
BOS (1 yr) 24.2 8 2 19 6.93 4.82 0.14 0.00 101.2 4.74 -6 -0.6 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .428 .496

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1952 24 NYG NL 2 36 28 10 12 0 1 2 1 0 6 6 .429 .529 .714 1.244 .500 20 0 0 2 0 0
1954 26 CHW AL 35 771 658 61 157 25 4 7 3 8 96 134 .239 .339 .321 .660 .289 211 9 5 10 2 6
1955 27 CHW AL 32 762 643 74 144 21 9 16 4 6 97 116 .224 .327 .359 .686 .248 231 16 4 12 6 3 9
1956 28 CHW AL 34 950 829 85 183 30 6 14 3 6 102 143 .221 .305 .322 .627 .248 267 18 3 7 9 4 12
1957 29 CHW AL 30 668 569 78 142 32 3 16 2 3 82 83 .250 .344 .401 .745 .263 228 12 5 3 9 2 7
1958 30 BAL AL 34 976 883 89 204 35 2 20 7 3 75 161 .231 .292 .343 .635 .260 303 24 3 10 5 1 15
1959 31 TOT AL 35 590 519 79 133 24 4 14 1 4 51 73 .256 .323 .399 .722 .273 207 9 2 14 4 5 8
1959 31 BAL AL 14 221 182 39 58 10 3 6 1 2 28 24 .319 .409 .505 .915 .335 92 6 2 6 3 5 3
1959 31 BOS AL 8 114 102 19 29 9 1 2 0 1 10 14 .284 .348 .451 .799 .314 46 0 0 2 0 0 2
1959 31 CLE AL 13 255 235 21 46 5 0 6 0 1 13 35 .196 .237 .294 .531 .205 69 3 0 6 1 0 3
1960 32 CLE AL 15 240 207 32 50 14 0 7 0 0 30 25 .242 .332 .411 .743 .240 85 3 0 0 4 2 3
8 Yrs 217 4993 4336 508 1025 181 29 96 21 30 539 741 .236 .321 .358 .679 .263 1552 91 22 58 39 17 60
162 Game Avg. 40 913 793 93 187 33 5 18 4 5 99 135 .236 .321 .358 .679 .263 284 17 4 11 7 11
MLB Averages .260 .333 .385 .717 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1952 24 NYG NL -6.7 -0.6 37 -0.6 0.5 -1.1 1.09 -0.5 -0.1 -6.6 -0.6 1.06 -5.0 0 0 0
1954 26 CHW AL 18.0 1.9 788 2.6 15.1 -12.5 1.11 1.5 0.9 23.0 2.5 0.98 17.6 8 2 4
1955 27 CHW AL 12.2 1.2 775 1.6 14.9 -13.2 1.08 0.9 0.6 10.2 1.0 0.94 10.9 3 2 4
1956 28 CHW AL 26.7 2.7 964 3.9 18.0 -14.1 1.02 3.1 0.6 36.3 3.8 0.93 34.2 0 0 4
1957 29 CHW AL -6.4 -0.6 682 -1.4 13.1 -14.5 1.20 -0.6 -0.6 -9.1 -0.9 0.97 -5.9 1 3 0
1958 30 BAL AL 17.2 1.8 995 2.4 19.8 -17.5 1.12 1.6 0.5 20.9 2.3 0.94 16.3 5 0 0
1959 31 TOT AL -12.4 -1.1 600 -1.6 10.3 -11.9 1.02 -0.0 -1.6 -14.8 -1.2 0.96 -3.9 4 5 10
1959 31 BAL AL -15.4 -1.5 228 -1.5 4.2 -5.7 1.18 -1.4 0.1 -17.8 -1.7 1.04 -16.7 1 2 3
1959 31 BOS AL -6.0 -0.6 115 -0.6 1.8 -2.5 1.02 -0.2 -0.4 -8.4 -0.8 0.95 -2.8 1 2 3
1959 31 CLE AL 9.0 1.0 257 0.5 4.2 -3.7 .88 1.6 -1.0 11.4 1.2 0.89 15.5 2 1 4
1960 32 CLE AL -3.4 -0.3 242 -0.7 3.3 -4.0 .86 -0.3 -0.6 -2.5 -0.3 0.99 -1.2 1 1 4
8 Yrs 45.4 5.1 5083 6.0 95.0 -89.0 1.08 5.7 -0.1 57.5 6.6 0.95 63.0 22 13 26

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1952 24 NYG NL 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 27.5 30 25 4 1 0 2 2.0 3.0 3.2
1954 26 CHW AL 35 21 13 5 3 2 3 16 5 .762 0 2 9 4 15 71% 59.5 109 26 26 7 9 6 4.5 4.8 7.2
1955 27 CHW AL 32 23 11 7 5 1 2 16 7 .696 0 1 9 0 13 57% 57.1 89 29 22 5 6 12 5.5 5.6 6.9
1956 28 CHW AL 34 30 15 11 4 2 4 17 13 .567 2 1 15 4 20 67% 58.7 86 19 22 9 7 6 4.6 5.0 7.4
1957 29 CHW AL 30 26 8 6 12 2 3 13 12 .520 2 5 6 0 11 42% 49.2 77 23 26 8 11 9 4.6 5.1 5.3
1958 30 BAL AL 34 29 11 15 3 1 8 12 16 .429 1 0 17 3 20 69% 58.6 80 36 14 6 7 11 2.7 2.9 7.8
1959 31 TOT AL 35 16 5 6 5 2 2 6 10 .375 1 2 5 1 7 44% 49.4 86 25 12 3 4 7 3.5 4.5 5.8
1959 31 BAL AL 14 8 0 4 4 0 1 1 7 .125 1 2 0 0 3 38% 42.0 63 27 3 1 2 3 2.5 3.2 4.4
1959 31 BOS AL 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 1 50% 40.5 56 25 7 1 0 1 2.5 3.4 3.3
1959 31 CLE AL 13 6 4 1 1 2 1 4 2 .667 0 0 5 1 3 50% 62.2 86 38 2 1 2 3 5.2 5.6 8.3
1960 32 CLE AL 15 8 2 4 2 0 1 3 5 .375 2 0 0 0 5 63% 46.1 63 27 11 8 2 3 4.4 5.0 5.4
8 Yrs 217 155 65 56 34 10 23 83 70 .542 8 11 61 12 91 59% 55 109 19 137 47 46 56 4.2 4.6 6.7
MLB Averages .500 50% 51 118 -9 4.5 4.4 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1954 26 CHW AL 35 14 5 1 3 3 1 2 33% 5 2 11 2 18% 8 1.112 8 2 4 5 2 7 7 7 7 5 9 0 5.4
1955 27 CHW AL 32 9 2 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 13 8 62% 3 1.080 3 2 4 2 1 6 7 2 7 1 8 1 6.7
1956 28 CHW AL 34 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 8 1.019 0 0 4 1 0 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 4.0
1957 29 CHW AL 30 4 2 0 2 2 1 1 50% 2 0 2 1 50% 7 1.195 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 3 0 3 0 9.3
1958 30 BAL AL 34 5 5 1 0 4 4 0 100% 4 0 8 0 0% 8 1.123 5 0 0 5 0 0 4 1 3 1 3 0 6.2
1959 31 TOT AL 35 19 14 2 4 2 1 1 50% 2 0 12 5 42% 1.020 4 5 10 4 3 12 6 13 12 2 12 0 7.3
1959 31 BAL AL 14 6 5 0 2 1 0 1 0% 1 0 4 4 100% 8 1.181 1 2 3 1 1 4 2 4 3 0 3 0 6.0
1959 31 BOS AL 8 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 1.019 1 2 3 1 1 4 1 5 4 1 4 0 9.0
1959 31 CLE AL 13 7 6 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 1 17% 8 .880 2 1 4 2 1 4 3 4 5 1 5 0 6.9
1960 32 CLE AL 15 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 56% 7 .864 1 1 4 0 1 6 4 3 4 2 4 0 4.9
7 Yrs 215 62 35 4 9 12 7 5 58% 14 2 57 21 37% 1.080 22 13 26 19 8 35 32 30 38 12 41 1 6.3

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1952 24 NYG NL 36 31% 5.6% 16.7% 16.7% 8.3% 25% 1.40 56% 11 0 0%
1954 26 CHW AL 771 25% 0.9% 17.4% 12.5% 4.7% 23% 0.78 67% 156 9 6%
1955 27 CHW AL 762 22% 2.1% 15.2% 12.7% 6.0% 32% 0.87 68% 139 16 12%
1956 28 CHW AL 950 18% 1.5% 15.1% 10.7% 5.3% 27% 0.62 72% 198 18 9%
1957 29 CHW AL 668 18% 2.4% 12.4% 12.3% 7.6% 36% 0.63 72% 137 12 9%
1958 30 BAL AL 976 24% 2.1% 16.5% 7.7% 5.8% 28% 0.80 72% 187 24 13%
1959 31 TOT AL 590 25% 2.4% 12.4% 8.6% 7.1% 32% 0.75 74% 125 9 7%
1959 31 BAL AL 221 26% 2.7% 10.9% 12.7% 8.6% 33% 0.89 70% 55 6 11%
1959 31 BOS AL 114 24% 1.8% 12.3% 8.8% 10.5% 41% 0.64 75% 22 0 0%
1959 31 CLE AL 255 25% 2.4% 13.7% 5.1% 4.3% 24% 0.71 76% 48 3 6%
1960 32 CLE AL 240 17% 2.9% 10.4% 12.5% 8.8% 42% 0.54 75% 51 3 6%
8 Yrs 4993 22% 1.9% 14.8% 10.8% 6.1% 30% 0.73 71% 1004 91 9%
MLB Averages 50% 2.1% 11.3% 9.4% 6.2% 27% 0.97 75% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1952 24 NYG NL 36 12 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 2 0 67% 0 0 0 17 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 26 CHW AL 771 157 7 0 20 6 1 6 1 29 11 7 38% 6 6 1 317 3 8 27% 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0
1955 27 CHW AL 762 144 16 2 19 13 3 7 9 34 13 8 38% 9 4 1 277 4 6 40% 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1956 28 CHW AL 950 183 14 0 14 12 2 5 9 43 23 4 53% 12 7 0 371 3 6 33% 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 18 0
1957 29 CHW AL 668 142 16 1 20 16 0 9 7 41 20 4 49% 7 5 0 250 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
1958 30 BAL AL 976 204 20 0 15 16 4 5 15 40 18 10 45% 15 8 1 361 7 3 70% 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
1959 31 TOT AL 590 133 14 0 17 13 1 4 10 36 15 4 42% 8 3 0 211 1 4 20% 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
1959 31 BAL AL 221 58 6 0 9 6 0 3 3 25 11 1 44% 3 2 0 84 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
1959 31 BOS AL 114 29 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 0 100% 2 0 0 46 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 31 CLE AL 255 46 6 0 5 6 0 0 6 8 1 3 13% 3 1 0 81 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
1960 32 CLE AL 240 50 7 0 12 6 1 5 2 15 11 1 73% 3 0 1 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
8 Yrs 4993 1025 96 3 117 83 13 43 53 241 113 38 47% 60 33 4 1890 21 30 41% 16 27 4 2 1 1 3 0 92 0
MLB Averages 52% 56%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1952 24 0 2 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 10 10 2 6 6 0 0 0 36 28 2.842 17.1 2.8 8.5 8.5 1.00 28
1953 25 0 2 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 10 10 2 6 6 0 0 0 36 28 2.842 17.1 2.8 8.5 8.5 1.00 28
1954 26 14 10 .583 3.34 37 23 5 9 4 1 183.1 169 71 68 9 102 140 5 0 6 808 113 1.478 8.3 0.4 5.0 6.9 1.37 113
1955 27 25 17 .595 3.35 69 46 7 18 4 1 362.2 313 145 135 25 199 3 256 9 0 10 1569 115 1.412 7.8 0.6 4.9 6.4 1.29 115
1956 28 40 28 .588 3.25 103 76 10 33 8 1 589.1 496 230 213 39 301 7 399 12 0 17 2519 121 1.352 7.6 0.6 4.6 6.1 1.33 121
1957 29 48 36 .571 3.43 133 102 12 39 8 2 740.2 638 308 282 55 383 9 482 17 1 22 3187 114 1.378 7.8 0.7 4.7 5.9 1.26 114
1958 30 60 51 .541 3.30 167 131 17 56 11 6 977.0 842 397 358 75 458 10 643 20 1 30 4162 116 1.331 7.8 0.7 4.2 5.9 1.40 116
1959 31 67 61 .523 3.48 202 147 31 61 12 7 1115.0 975 476 431 89 509 15 716 22 1 33 4774 110 1.331 7.9 0.7 4.1 5.8 1.41 110
1960 32 69 65 .515 3.50 217 155 35 61 12 7 1169.1 1025 508 455 96 539 17 741 22 1 33 5014 109 1.338 7.9 0.7 4.1 5.7 1.37 109

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1952 24 0 1 .000 12.86 7.0 13 11 10 2 6 6 0 2.714 16.7 7.7 7.7 1.00 2.6 2
1954 26 12 9 .571 2.92 185.0 171 67 60 8 105 140 5 1.492 8.3 5.1 6.8 1.33 0.4 35
1955 27 11 10 .524 3.37 187.0 154 78 70 17 104 121 4 1.380 7.4 5.0 5.8 1.16 0.8 32
1956 28 15 11 .577 2.92 237.0 190 86 77 15 106 150 3 1.249 7.2 4.0 5.7 1.42 0.6 34
1957 29 9 9 .500 4.36 159.0 156 86 77 18 90 87 5 1.547 8.8 5.1 4.9 0.97 1.0 30
1958 30 15 12 .556 3.43 247.0 229 104 94 22 84 168 3 1.267 8.3 3.1 6.1 2.00 0.8 34
1959 31 7 9 .438 4.81 144.0 140 86 77 15 54 76 2 1.347 8.8 3.4 4.8 1.41 0.9 35
1960 32 3 3 .500 5.05 57.0 54 35 32 8 32 26 0 1.509 8.5 5.1 4.1 0.81 1.3 15
8 Yrs 72 64 .529 3.66 1223.0 1107 553 497 105 581 774 22 1.380 8.1 5.7 1.33 0.8 217



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1958 AL  5.3 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1956 AL  4.3 (9th)
1958 AL  4.0 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1954 AL  2.95 (10th)
1956 AL  3.10 (5th)
1958 AL  2.89 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1955 AL  .611 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1955 AL  1.344 (10th)
1956 AL  1.257 (8th)
1958 AL  1.181 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 AL  7.227 (5th)
1956 AL  7.266 (3rd)
1958 AL  7.769 (9th)
Career  7.889 (88th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 AL  6.814 (2nd)
1955 AL  5.822 (4th)
1956 AL  5.678 (8th)
1958 AL  6.131 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1958 AL  236.3 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1954 AL  134 (5th)
1955 AL  116 (9th)
1956 AL  143 (8th)
1958 AL  161 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1956 AL  15 (9th)
1958 AL  17 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1954 AL  4 (3rd)
1956 AL  4 (2nd)
1958 AL  3 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1954 AL  96 (5th)
1955 AL  97 (7th)
1956 AL  102 (9th)
1957 AL  82 (7th)
1958 AL  75 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1958 AL  204 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  2.147 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 AL  0.356 (6th)
1956 AL  0.556 (4th)
1958 AL  0.762 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 AL  15 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1954 AL  6 (3rd)
1956 AL  7 (3rd)
1957 AL  5 (8th)
1958 AL  8 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1958 AL  975 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1954 AL  128 (9th)
1956 AL  132 (8th)
1958 AL  124 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1954 AL  3.11 (4th)
1956 AL  3.30 (8th)
1958 AL  3.20 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1954 AL  18 (10th)
1956 AL  27 (8th)
1958 AL  17 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1954 AL  1.9 (10th)
1956 AL  2.7 (8th)
1958 AL  1.8 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1954 AL  23.03 (9th)
1956 AL  36.34 (5th)
1958 AL  20.94 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1954 AL  2.6 (7th)
1956 AL  3.9 (5th)
1958 AL  2.4 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1956 AL  3.1 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1954 AL  2.5 (9th)
1956 AL  3.8 (4th)
1958 AL  2.3 (6th)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 47 (558), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1478), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (870), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (637th), 15.1 career WAR/16.4 7yr-peak WAR/15.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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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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