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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

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
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

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
1957 20 CIN NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 21 CIN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 22 CIN NL 19 27 24 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .125 .160 .125 .285 -23 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1960 23 CIN NL 36 85 72 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 24 .083 .165 .083 .248 -30 6 1 0 6 0 0 1
1961 24 CIN NL 22 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .133 .267 -29 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 25 NYM NL 41 83 69 6 14 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 24 .203 .286 .203 .489 34 14 0 0 6 0 0 1
1963 26 NYM NL 41 43 38 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .237 .268 .263 .531 54 10 1 0 2 1 0 1
1964 27 NYM NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 166 260 225 16 34 1 0 0 10 0 0 18 77 .151 .213 .156 .369 2 35 2 0 16 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 254 220 16 33 1 0 0 10 0 0 18 75 .151 .213 .156 .369 2 34 2 0 16 1 0
CIN (5 yrs) 81 131 115 6 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 8 39 .096 .154 .096 .250 -31 11 1 0 8 0 0
NYM (3 yrs) 85 129 110 10 23 1 0 0 6 0 0 10 38 .209 .273 .218 .491 37 24 1 0 8 1 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
1957 20 CIN NL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $8,000 /1
1958 21 CIN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,000 /1
1959 22 CIN NL 19 27 -5 -1 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $8,000 1
1960 23 CIN NL 36 85 -13 -0 0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $9,600 1
1961 24 CIN NL 22 15 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1962 25 NYM NL 41 83 -6 0 1 0 10 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $13,500 1
1963 26 NYM NL 41 43 -1 1 -0 0 5 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .512 .503 0.5 0.0 4 $16,000 1
1964 27 NYM NL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $14,000 /1
8 Seasons 166 260 -29 0 1 0 30 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .501 0.2 0.1 2 $89,600
CIN (5 yrs) 81 131 -22 -1 1 0 15 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .490 .498 -0.8 0.0 -7 $46,100
NYM (3 yrs) 85 129 -8 1 0 0 15 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .512 .503 1.0 0.1 9 $43,500

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
1957 CIN NL 20 P 3 2 0 10.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.70 1.00 .963 2.07 2.07 0 0 0
1958 CIN NL 21 P 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00 1 0 0% 39% 0
1959 CIN NL 22 P 17 15 4 79.0 16 7 8 1 2 .938 1.71 0.88 .954 1.99 1.97 2 3 60% 38% 0
1960 CIN NL 23 P 36 33 10 222.0 50 19 30 1 5 .980 1.99 1.36 .962 2.09 2.08 12 6 33% 40% 0
1961 CIN NL 24 P 22 5 0 62.2 14 10 4 0 0 1.000 2.01 0.64 .959 2.18 2.15 3 3 50% 38% 0
1962 NYM NL 25 P 37 34 13 213.2 56 22 31 3 2 .946 2.23 1.43 .948 2.07 2.05 12 8 40% 34% 1
1963 NYM NL 26 P 41 20 3 152.2 34 11 20 3 1 .912 1.83 0.76 .951 2.06 2.06 5 5 50% 42% 2
1964 NYM NL 27 P 3 2 0 9.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 3.72 1.33 .952 2.14 2.13 5 0 0% 40% 0
8 Seasons P 160 112 30 752.2 177 72 97 8 10 .955 2.02 1.06 .954 2.08 2.07 40 25 38% 38% 3
8 Seasons TOT 160 112 30 752.2 177 72 97 8 10 .955 2.02 1.06 .954 2.08 2.07 40 25 38% 38% 3
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.
  • 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
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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)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1962 NL  22 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2171), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1767), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2177th), -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

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
1957 20 Cincinnati Redlegs $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 21 Cincinnati Redlegs $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 22 Cincinnati Redlegs $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1960 23 Cincinnati Reds $9,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 24 Cincinnati Reds $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 25 New York Mets $13,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1963 26 New York Mets $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 27 New York Mets $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$89,600
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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