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Jay Hook

James Wesley Hook

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: November 18, 1936 in Waukegan, IL
High School: Grayslake HS (Chicago, IL)
School: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1957 (Age 20.289)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/Redlegs 1957-1964

Final Game: May 3, 1964 (Age 27.167)
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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
1957 20 CIN NL 0 1 .000 4.50 3 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 6 7 5 0 8 0 6 0 0 1 45 94 3.66 1.400 5.4 0.0 7.2 5.4 0.75
1958 21 CIN NL 0 1 .000 12.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 4 4 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 14 39 9.81 1.667 9.0 6.0 6.0 15.0 2.50
1959 22 CIN NL 5 5 .500 5.13 17 15 1 4 0 0 79.0 79 46 45 10 39 1 37 3 0 1 341 80 4.85 1.494 9.0 1.1 4.4 4.2 0.95
1960 23 CIN NL 11 18 .379 4.50 36 33 1 10 2 0 222.0 222 119 111 31 73 7 103 5 0 2 939 85 4.47 1.329 9.0 1.3 3.0 4.2 1.41
1961 24 CIN NL 1 3 .250 7.76 22 5 3 0 0 0 62.2 83 55 54 14 22 2 36 5 0 1 291 52 5.62 1.676 11.9 2.0 3.2 5.2 1.64
1962 25 NYM NL 8 19 .296 4.84 37 34 2 13 0 0 213.2 230 137 115 31 71 4 113 8 0 9 938 86 4.55 1.409 9.7 1.3 3.0 4.8 1.59
1963 26 NYM NL 4 14 .222 5.48 41 20 13 3 0 1 152.2 168 104 93 21 53 2 89 9 0 6 672 63 4.32 1.448 9.9 1.2 3.1 5.2 1.68
1964 27 NYM NL 0 1 .000 9.31 3 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 17 10 10 2 7 0 5 0 0 2 51 40 6.43 2.483 15.8 1.9 6.5 4.7 0.71
8 Yrs 29 62 .319 5.23 160 112 20 30 2 1 752.2 808 482 437 111 275 16 394 30 0 22 3291 74 4.63 1.439 9.7 1.3 3.3 4.7 1.43
162 Game Avg. 7 16 .319 5.23 40 28 5 8 1 0 188 202 121 109 28 69 4 99 8 0 6 823 74 4.63 1.439 9.7 1.3 3.3 4.7 1.43
CIN (5 yrs) 17 28 .378 5.23 79 56 5 14 2 0 376.2 393 231 219 57 144 10 187 13 0 5 1630 75 4.76 1.426 9.4 1.4 3.4 4.5 1.30
NYM (3 yrs) 12 34 .261 5.22 81 56 15 16 0 1 376.0 415 251 218 54 131 6 207 17 0 17 1661 74 4.51 1.452 9.9 1.3 3.1 5.0 1.58
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
1957 20 CIN NL 10.0 3 2 7 6.30 4.83 0.06 0.00 98.7 4.71 -2 -0.2 .2 0.0 -0.1 -1 .443 .499 $8,000
1958 21 CIN NL 3.0 1 1 4 12.00 4.86 0.03 0.00 78.0 3.77 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .275 .499 $8,000
1959 22 CIN NL 79.0 17 15 46 5.24 4.37 -0.07 0.00 105.1 4.67 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.1 0.2 3 .466 .496 $8,000
1960 23 CIN NL 222.0 36 33 119 4.82 4.33 0.00 0.07 103.1 4.54 -7 -0.8 .9 -0.1 1.4 15 .478 .495 $9,600
1961 24 CIN NL 62.2 22 5 55 7.90 4.57 0.25 -0.11 104.3 4.40 -25 -2.3 .6 0.2 -1.4 -18 .395 .486 $12,500
1962 25 NYM NL 213.2 37 34 137 5.77 4.62 -0.50 0.07 103.1 5.34 -11 -1.2 .9 -0.1 0.9 12 .469 .493 $13,500
1963 26 NYM NL 152.2 41 20 104 6.13 3.84 -0.47 0.00 106.4 4.60 -28 -3.0 .6 0.0 -1.4 -13 .426 .481 $16,000
1964 27 NYM NL 9.2 3 2 10 9.31 4.03 -0.32 0.05 103.6 4.56 -5 -0.5 .3 0.0 -0.4 -4 .335 .497 $14,000
8 Seasons 752.2 160 112 482 5.76 4.34 -0.23 0.03 103.9 4.78 -86 -8.8 .6 0.0 -1.0 -8 .445 .490 $89,600
CIN (5 yrs) 376.2 79 56 231 5.52 4.40 0.03 0.02 103.4 4.54 -42 -4.1 .7 0.1 -0.1 -3 .448 .493 $46,100
NYM (3 yrs) 376.0 81 56 251 6.01 4.29 -0.48 0.04 104.4 5.02 -44 -4.7 .6 -0.1 -0.8 -5 .442 .487 $43,500

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
1957 20 CIN NL 3 45 34 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 8 6 .176 .326 .265 .590 .207 9 0 0 2 1 0 1
1958 21 CIN NL 1 14 12 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 .250 .357 .750 1.107 .200 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 22 CIN NL 17 341 296 46 79 15 3 10 2 3 39 37 .267 .357 .439 .796 .276 130 5 3 1 1 1 0
1960 23 CIN NL 36 939 844 119 222 39 4 31 12 6 73 103 .263 .323 .429 .752 .266 362 17 5 10 7 7 8
1961 24 CIN NL 2 22 291 258 55 83 15 3 14 3 3 22 36 .322 .382 .566 .948 .327 146 3 5 3 3 2 3
1962 25 NYM NL 1 37 938 843 137 230 35 9 31 12 8 71 113 .273 .332 .446 .778 .281 376 21 8 6 10 4 21
1963 26 NYM NL 41 673 599 104 168 24 6 21 5 5 53 89 .280 .345 .446 .791 .298 267 9 9 7 5 2 10
1964 27 NYM NL 3 51 43 10 17 4 0 2 5 0 7 5 .395 .471 .628 1.098 .405 27 2 0 0 1 0 0
8 Yrs 3 160 3292 2929 482 808 135 25 111 40 25 275 394 .276 .341 .453 .794 .284 1326 57 30 29 28 16 43
162 Game Avg. 1 40 823 732 121 202 34 6 28 10 6 69 99 .276 .341 .453 .794 .284 332 14 8 7 7 4 11
MLB Averages .255 .321 .388 .709 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1957 20 CIN NL -0.9 -0.1 46 -0.1 0.5 -0.6 .74 0.1 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2 0.96 0.6 0 0 1
1958 21 CIN NL -2.1 -0.2 15 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 .77 -0.1 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2 0.85 -1.5 0 0 0
1959 22 CIN NL -6.8 -0.7 349 -0.6 6.8 -7.5 1.05 -0.6 -0.1 -5.4 -0.5 0.93 -5.0 0 1 1
1960 23 CIN NL -14.1 -1.4 959 -0.9 15.6 -16.5 .97 -0.7 -0.2 -11.5 -1.2 0.91 -13.1 1 0 1
1961 24 CIN NL -23.0 -2.2 298 -1.8 2.6 -4.4 .56 -2.1 -1.1 -21.8 -2.1 1.00 -22.1 1 2 14
1962 25 NYM NL -17.9 -1.7 972 -3.9 16.3 -20.2 1.03 -2.1 -1.6 -31.7 -3.0 0.93 -24.0 1 0 2
1963 26 NYM NL -31.0 -3.2 696 -3.6 8.9 -12.6 .86 -3.1 -1.1 -36.1 -3.6 0.96 -29.7 2 2 14
1964 27 NYM NL -5.4 -0.5 57 -0.5 0.9 -1.4 1.09 -0.7 0.2 -6.7 -0.6 1.11 -6.7 0 0 1
8 Yrs -101.2 -10.0 3392 -11.7 51.7 -63.4 .94 -9.4 -3.1 -117.5 -11.3 0.94 -101.7 5 5 34

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
1957 20 CIN NL 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 43.5 66 21 3 1 1 1 4.0 0.0 3.8
1958 21 CIN NL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 40.0 40 40 0 0 0 1 1.0 0.0 3.0
1959 22 CIN NL 17 15 5 5 5 1 1 9 6 .600 0 2 4 0 5 33% 47.1 79 22 15 5 7 5 4.9 4.7 5.0
1960 23 CIN NL 36 33 11 18 4 1 4 13 20 .394 2 1 10 2 14 42% 49.7 87 14 20 11 12 10 4.6 4.4 6.7
1961 24 CIN NL 22 5 0 3 2 0 0 2 3 .400 0 2 0 0 1 20% 35.0 53 22 6 1 1 4 4.4 4.0 3.9
1962 25 NYM NL 37 34 7 19 8 0 8 10 24 .294 2 6 13 0 17 50% 46.7 76 20 14 4 14 8 4.1 3.9 6.2
1963 26 NYM NL 41 20 3 14 3 0 4 5 15 .250 0 2 3 0 7 35% 44.4 84 18 15 6 7 7 3.5 2.0 5.7
1964 27 NYM NL 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 39.5 48 31 5 0 0 1 3.0 2.7 4.5
8 Yrs 160 112 26 62 24 2 17 39 73 .348 4 14 30 2 44 39% 46 87 14 78 28 42 37 4.2 3.8 5.9
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 116 -14 4.3 4.2 6.4

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
1957 20 CIN NL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 .735 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 7.0
1959 22 CIN NL 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20% 3 1.054 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 1 5.0
1960 23 CIN NL 36 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 6 .973 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 1.3
1961 24 CIN NL 22 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 40% 5 .561 1 2 14 0 1 16 7 10 12 1 13 2 7.6
1962 25 NYM NL 37 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 7 1.035 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 4.3
1963 26 NYM NL 41 21 13 1 0 2 1 1 50% 2 0 11 4 36% 8 .858 2 2 14 2 1 18 6 15 10 4 10 5 5.5
1964 27 NYM NL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1.091 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.0
7 Yrs 159 48 20 3 0 2 1 1 50% 2 0 38 12 32% .938 5 5 34 2 4 42 19 29 27 8 28 10 5.9

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%
1957 20 CIN NL 45 53% 0.0% 13.3% 17.8% 6.7% 50% 0.50 64% 8 0 0%
1958 21 CIN NL 14 21% 14.3% 35.7% 14.3% 14.3% 67% 0.00 36% 2 0 0%
1959 22 CIN NL 341 56% 2.9% 10.9% 11.4% 8.2% 35% 0.54 73% 72 5 7%
1960 23 CIN NL 939 53% 3.3% 11.0% 7.8% 7.9% 33% 0.76 76% 180 17 9%
1961 24 CIN NL 291 56% 4.8% 12.4% 7.6% 11.0% 39% 0.92 73% 64 3 5%
1962 25 NYM NL 938 55% 3.3% 12.1% 7.6% 8.0% 33% 0.99 76% 160 21 13%
1963 26 NYM NL 673 58% 3.1% 13.2% 7.9% 7.6% 30% 0.73 73% 117 9 8%
1964 27 NYM NL 51 61% 3.9% 9.8% 13.7% 11.8% 35% 1.00 73% 12 2 17%
8 Yrs 3292 55% 3.4% 12.0% 8.4% 8.2% 34% 0.79 74% 615 57 9%
MLB Averages 50% 2.3% 14.0% 8.5% 6.5% 29% 1.04 73% 10%

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
1957 20 CIN NL 45 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 75% 1 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1958 21 CIN NL 14 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 22 CIN NL 341 79 10 0 5 4 6 6 4 14 5 0 36% 0 1 0 138 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1960 23 CIN NL 939 222 31 0 13 18 13 17 14 45 27 6 60% 8 2 3 333 12 6 67% 9 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
1961 24 CIN NL 289 83 14 0 12 5 9 5 9 29 15 3 52% 3 1 0 113 3 3 50% 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
1962 25 NYM NL 937 230 31 1 10 16 15 21 10 66 40 6 61% 21 9 3 330 12 8 60% 10 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 30 1
1963 26 NYM NL 673 168 21 0 11 10 11 12 9 51 30 5 59% 10 6 3 241 5 5 50% 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 21 0
1964 27 NYM NL 51 17 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 33% 0 2 0 23 5 0 100% 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
8 Yrs 3289 808 111 1 53 55 56 61 50 212 121 20 57% 43 22 9 1197 40 25 62% 32 24 5 0 3 1 3 0 85 3
MLB Averages 51% 61%

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+
1957 20 0 1 .000 4.50 3 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 6 7 5 0 8 0 6 0 0 1 45 94 1.400 5.4 0.0 7.2 5.4 0.75 94
1958 21 0 2 .000 6.23 4 3 0 0 0 0 13.0 9 11 9 2 10 0 11 0 0 1 59 70 1.462 6.2 1.4 6.9 7.6 1.10 70
1959 22 5 7 .417 5.28 21 18 1 4 0 0 92.0 88 57 54 12 49 1 48 3 0 2 400 78 1.489 8.6 1.2 4.8 4.7 0.98 78
1960 23 16 25 .390 4.73 57 51 2 14 2 0 314.0 310 176 165 43 122 8 151 8 0 4 1339 82 1.376 8.9 1.2 3.5 4.3 1.24 82
1961 24 17 28 .378 5.23 79 56 5 14 2 0 376.2 393 231 219 57 144 10 187 13 0 5 1630 75 1.426 9.4 1.4 3.4 4.5 1.30 75
1962 25 25 47 .347 5.09 116 90 7 27 2 0 590.1 623 368 334 88 215 14 300 21 0 14 2568 79 1.420 9.5 1.3 3.3 4.6 1.40 79
1963 26 29 61 .322 5.17 157 110 20 30 2 1 743.0 791 472 427 109 268 16 389 30 0 20 3240 75 1.425 9.6 1.3 3.2 4.7 1.45 75
1964 27 29 62 .319 5.23 160 112 20 30 2 1 752.2 808 482 437 111 275 16 394 30 0 22 3291 74 1.439 9.7 1.3 3.3 4.7 1.43 74

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
1957 20 0 1 .000 4.50 10.0 6 6 5 0 8 6 0 1.400 5.4 7.2 5.4 0.75 0.0 3
1958 21 0 0 12.00 3.0 3 4 4 2 2 5 0 1.667 9.0 6.0 15.0 2.50 6.0 1
1959 22 4 5 .444 4.55 83.0 84 47 42 11 41 39 3 1.506 9.1 4.4 4.2 0.95 1.2 17
1960 23 12 14 .462 4.46 232.0 240 128 115 34 79 108 5 1.375 9.3 3.1 4.2 1.37 1.3 36
1961 24 3 4 .429 6.95 66.0 88 57 51 15 23 38 5 1.682 12.0 3.1 5.2 1.65 2.0 22
1962 25 10 14 .417 4.88 214.0 223 129 116 30 69 113 8 1.364 9.4 2.9 4.8 1.64 1.3 37
1963 26 7 10 .412 6.06 153.0 180 114 103 22 57 89 10 1.549 10.6 3.4 5.2 1.56 1.3 41
1964 27 0 1 .000 9.00 10.0 19 11 10 2 8 5 0 2.700 17.1 7.2 4.5 0.63 1.8 3
8 Yrs 36 49 .424 5.21 771.0 843 496 446 116 287 403 31 1.466 9.8 4.7 1.40 1.4 160



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Started s c a p y
1960 NL  33 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1962 NL  13 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1960 NL  31 (1st)
1962 NL  31 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1960 NL  222 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1960 NL  18 (2nd)
1962 NL  19 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1960 NL  111 (2nd)
1962 NL  115 (4th)
1963 NL  93 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1962 NL  9 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 NL  8 (8th)
1963 NL  9 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2175), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1764), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2174th), -0.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/0.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: James jason Jay jim joe Wesley Hook

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