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Dennis Higgins

Dennis Dean Higgins

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

Born: August 4, 1939 in Jefferson City, MO
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1966 (Age 26.251)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Indians/WhiteSox/Cardinals 1966-1972

Final Game: August 26, 1972 (Age 33.022)
Relatives: Cousin of Joe Crede
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Standard Pitching

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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
1966 26 CHW AL 1 0 1.000 2.52 42 1 13 0 0 5 93.0 66 27 26 9 33 4 86 5 2 8 372 126 3.19 1.065 6.4 0.9 3.2 8.3 2.61
1967 27 CHW AL 1 2 .333 5.84 9 0 2 0 0 0 12.1 13 9 8 0 10 0 8 3 0 3 62 54 4.40 1.865 9.5 0.0 7.3 5.8 0.80
1968 28 WSA AL 4 4 .500 3.25 59 0 33 0 0 13 99.2 81 40 36 9 46 9 66 3 0 4 424 89 3.71 1.274 7.3 0.8 4.2 6.0 1.43
1969 29 WSA AL 10 9 .526 3.48 55 0 35 0 0 16 85.1 79 42 33 7 56 7 71 3 0 15 383 100 3.99 1.582 8.3 0.7 5.9 7.5 1.27
1970 30 CLE AL 4 6 .400 3.99 58 0 29 0 0 11 90.1 82 43 40 8 54 8 82 2 0 6 395 98 3.83 1.506 8.2 0.8 5.4 8.2 1.52
1971 31 STL NL 1 0 1.000 3.86 3 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 29 99 1.59 1.143 7.7 0.0 2.6 7.7 3.00
1972 32 STL NL 1 2 .333 3.97 15 1 7 0 0 1 22.2 19 14 10 0 22 0 20 0 0 2 107 88 3.55 1.809 7.5 0.0 8.7 7.9 0.91
7 Yrs 22 23 .489 3.42 241 2 120 0 0 46 410.1 346 178 156 33 223 28 339 16 2 38 1772 98 3.65 1.387 7.6 0.7 4.9 7.4 1.52
162 Game Avg. 6 6 .489 3.42 67 1 34 0 0 13 115 97 50 44 9 62 8 95 4 1 11 496 98 3.65 1.387 7.6 0.7 4.9 7.4 1.52
STL (2 yrs) 2 2 .500 3.94 18 1 8 0 0 1 29.2 25 17 13 0 24 0 26 0 0 2 136 90 3.09 1.652 7.6 0.0 7.3 7.9 1.08
WSA (2 yrs) 14 13 .519 3.36 114 0 68 0 0 29 185.0 160 82 69 16 102 16 137 6 0 19 807 94 3.84 1.416 7.8 0.8 5.0 6.7 1.34
CHW (2 yrs) 2 2 .500 2.91 51 1 15 0 0 5 105.1 79 36 34 9 43 4 94 8 2 11 434 109 3.33 1.158 6.8 0.8 3.7 8.0 2.19
CLE (1 yr) 4 6 .400 3.99 58 0 29 0 0 11 90.1 82 43 40 8 54 8 82 2 0 6 395 98 3.83 1.506 8.2 0.8 5.4 8.2 1.52
AL (5 yrs) 20 21 .488 3.38 223 1 112 0 0 45 380.2 321 161 143 33 199 28 313 16 2 36 1636 99 3.70 1.366 7.6 0.8 4.7 7.4 1.57
NL (2 yrs) 2 2 .500 3.94 18 1 8 0 0 1 29.2 25 17 13 0 24 0 26 0 0 2 136 90 3.09 1.652 7.6 0.0 7.3 7.9 1.08
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
1966 26 CHW AL 93.0 42 1 27 2.61 3.95 0.34 -0.15 96.6 3.34 9 1.0 .9 -0.2 1.7 15 .525 .506
1967 27 CHW AL 12.1 9 0 9 6.57 3.68 0.55 -0.15 93.6 2.79 -5 -0.6 1.3 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .437 .497
1968 28 WSA AL 99.2 59 0 40 3.61 3.43 -0.49 -0.15 98.9 3.74 3 0.3 1.5 -0.1 1.2 9 .505 .502 $10,000
1969 29 WSA AL 85.1 55 0 42 4.43 4.05 0.17 -0.17 95.9 3.56 -8 -0.9 2.0 -0.6 -0.7 -1 .484 .495 $19,000
1970 30 CLE AL 90.1 58 0 43 4.28 4.26 0.05 -0.17 105.3 4.25 0 0.0 1.6 -0.2 0.8 8 .501 .500 $27,000
1971 31 STL NL 7.0 3 0 3 3.86 3.96 -0.36 -0.17 111.0 4.60 1 0.1 .6 -0.0 0.1 1 .520 .500
1972 32 STL NL 22.2 15 1 14 5.56 4.08 -0.16 -0.15 100.4 4.11 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .470 .497
7 Seasons 410.1 241 2 178 3.90 3.91 0.01 -0.16 99.3 3.73 -4 -0.4 1.5 -1.2 2.3 25 .498 .500 $56,000
STL (2 yrs) 29.2 18 1 17 5.16 4.05 -0.20 -0.15 102.9 4.23 -3 -0.4 .7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .478 .498
WSA (2 yrs) 185.0 114 0 82 3.99 3.72 -0.19 -0.15 97.5 3.66 -5 -0.5 1.7 -0.7 0.5 8 .495 .498 $29,000
CHW (2 yrs) 105.1 51 1 36 3.08 3.92 0.36 -0.15 96.3 3.28 4 0.5 .9 -0.3 1.2 10 .509 .505
CLE (1 yr) 90.1 58 0 43 4.28 4.26 0.05 -0.17 105.3 4.25 0 0.0 1.6 -0.2 0.8 8 .501 .500 $27,000

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
1966 26 CHW AL 42 18 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .176 .222 .176 .399 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 27 CHW AL 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1968 28 WSA AL 59 17 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .188 .133 .321 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 29 WSA AL 55 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .091 .182 -47 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
1970 30 CLE AL 58 15 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .357 .250 .607 68 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
1971 31 STL NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1972 32 STL NL 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 241 65 58 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 17 .155 .210 .155 .365 8 9 2 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 44 39 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 .155 .210 .155 .365 8 6 1 0 2 0 0
STL (2 yrs) 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
WSA (2 yrs) 114 29 26 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .115 .148 .115 .264 -20 3 1 0 2 0 0
CHW (2 yrs) 51 19 18 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .211 .167 .377 14 3 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 58 15 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .357 .250 .607 68 3 1 0 1 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 223 63 56 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 17 .161 .217 .161 .377 12 9 2 0 3 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 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
1966 26 CHW AL 42 18 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 0 1
1967 27 CHW AL 9 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1968 28 WSA AL 59 17 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.1 1 $10,000 1
1969 29 WSA AL 55 12 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $19,000 1
1970 30 CLE AL 58 15 -1 -0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $27,000 1
1971 31 STL NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1972 32 STL NL 15 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
7 Seasons 241 65 -6 0 -0 0 7 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 1 $56,000
STL (2 yrs) 18 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
WSA (2 yrs) 114 29 -3 0 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 $29,000
CHW (2 yrs) 51 19 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0
CLE (1 yr) 58 15 -1 -0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $27,000

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
1966 CHW AL 26 P 42 1 0 93.0 19 4 15 0 2 1.000 1.84 0.45 .952 1.99 1.98 4 4 50% 38% 0
1967 CHW AL 27 P 9 0 0 12.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.92 0.44 .958 1.97 1.96 0 1 100% 41% 0
1968 WSA AL 28 P 59 0 0 99.2 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.22 .957 1.89 1.88 5 2 29% 37% 0
1969 WSA AL 29 P 55 0 0 85.1 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.16 0.20 .951 1.88 1.88 6 4 40% 36% 0
1970 CLE AL 30 P 58 0 0 90.1 22 7 14 1 0 .955 2.09 0.36 .951 1.86 1.85 2 5 71% 39% 0
1971 STL NL 31 P 3 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 0.67 .955 1.93 1.90 1 0 0% 35% 0
1972 STL NL 32 P 15 1 0 22.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.20 .950 1.79 1.78 2 0 0% 37% 0
7 Seasons P 241 2 0 410.1 74 22 51 1 2 .986 1.60 0.30 .953 1.90 1.89 20 16 44% 37% 0
7 Seasons TOT 241 2 0 410.1 74 22 51 1 2 .986 1.60 0.30 .953 1.90 1.89 20 16 44% 37% 0
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

Games Played s c a p y
1968 AL  59 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1968 AL  13 (3rd)
1969 AL  16 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1969 AL  15 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1968 AL  33 (7th)
1969 AL  35 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1968 AL  59 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (936th), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 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
1968 28 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 29 Washington Senators $19,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1970 30 Cleveland Indians $27,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$56,000
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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