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Catfish Hunter

James Augustus Hunter (Jim)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 8, 1946 in Hertford, NC
High School: Perquimans HS (Perquimans, NC)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 13, 1965 (Age 19.035)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees 1965-1979
Agents: J. Carlton Cherry [*]
Final Game: September 17, 1979 (Age 33.162)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1987 (315/413 ballots).
   View Catfish Hunter Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 9, 1999 in Hertford, NC
Buried: Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford, NC
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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
1965 19 KCA AL 8 8 .500 4.26 32 20 2 3 2 0 133.0 124 68 63 21 46 5 82 2 1 2 567 82 4.42 1.278 8.4 1.4 3.1 5.5 1.78
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 9 11 .450 4.02 30 25 0 4 0 0 176.2 158 87 79 17 64 4 103 2 2 2 740 85 3.76 1.257 8.0 0.9 3.3 5.2 1.61 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 13 17 .433 2.81 35 35 0 13 5 0 259.2 209 91 81 16 84 6 196 2 1 4 1053 114 2.82 1.128 7.2 0.6 2.9 6.8 2.33 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 13 13 .500 3.35 36 34 2 11 2 1 234.0 210 99 87 29 69 10 172 4 1 0 968 83 3.46 1.192 8.1 1.1 2.7 6.6 2.49
1969 23 OAK AL 12 15 .444 3.35 38 35 0 10 3 0 247.0 210 99 92 34 85 1 150 5 0 8 1002 102 4.18 1.194 7.7 1.2 3.1 5.5 1.76
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 18 14 .563 3.81 40 40 0 9 1 0 262.1 253 124 111 32 74 3 178 9 1 6 1116 93 3.82 1.247 8.7 1.1 2.5 6.1 2.41 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 21 11 .656 2.96 37 37 0 16 4 0 273.2 225 103 90 27 80 7 181 4 0 2 1109 113 3.33 1.114 7.4 0.9 2.6 6.0 2.26 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 21 7 .750 2.04 38 37 1 16 5 0 295.1 200 74 67 21 70 6 191 3 0 3 1148 140 2.77 0.914 6.1 0.6 2.1 5.8 2.73 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 21 5 .808 3.34 36 36 0 11 3 0 256.1 222 105 95 39 69 1 124 1 0 2 1040 107 4.40 1.135 7.8 1.4 2.4 4.4 1.80 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 25 12 .676 2.49 41 41 0 23 6 0 318.1 268 97 88 25 46 2 143 4 0 1 1240 134 3.17 0.986 7.6 0.7 1.3 4.0 3.11 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 23 14 .622 2.58 39 39 0 30 7 0 328.0 248 107 94 25 83 4 177 5 0 7 1294 144 3.30 1.009 6.8 0.7 2.3 4.9 2.13 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 17 15 .531 3.53 36 36 0 21 2 0 298.2 268 126 117 28 68 5 173 3 0 6 1210 98 3.41 1.125 8.1 0.8 2.0 5.2 2.54 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 9 9 .500 4.71 22 22 0 8 1 0 143.1 137 83 75 29 47 3 52 3 1 2 608 84 5.69 1.284 8.6 1.8 3.0 3.3 1.11
1978 32 NYY AL 12 6 .667 3.58 21 20 1 5 1 0 118.0 98 49 47 16 35 0 56 1 0 2 477 102 4.31 1.127 7.5 1.2 2.7 4.3 1.60
1979 33 NYY AL 2 9 .182 5.31 19 19 0 1 0 0 105.0 128 68 62 15 34 0 34 1 0 2 460 77 4.94 1.543 11.0 1.3 2.9 2.9 1.00
15 Yrs 224 166 .574 3.26 500 476 6 181 42 1 3449.1 2958 1380 1248 374 954 57 2012 49 7 49 14032 104 3.66 1.134 7.7 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.11
162 Game Avg. 16 12 .574 3.26 35 33 0 13 3 0 240 206 96 87 26 66 4 140 3 0 3 978 104 3.66 1.134 7.7 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.11
OAK (10 yrs) 161 113 .588 3.13 363 340 5 116 31 1 2456.1 2079 947 853 261 687 45 1520 36 6 30 9983 105 3.54 1.126 7.6 1.0 2.5 5.6 2.21
NYY (5 yrs) 63 53 .543 3.58 137 136 1 65 11 0 993.0 879 433 395 113 267 12 492 13 1 19 4049 103 3.97 1.154 8.0 1.0 2.4 4.5 1.84
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
1965 19 KCA AL 133.0 32 20 68 4.60 4.03 -0.22 0.04 100.3 4.30 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 5 .485 .497 $3,000
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 176.2 30 25 87 4.43 3.96 0.14 0.06 98.9 3.84 -9 -1.0 1.3 -0.1 0.4 2 .466 .494 $4,800 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 259.2 35 35 91 3.15 3.75 0.05 0.07 98.6 3.71 20 2.5 -0.1 4.7 35 .572 .516 $13,500 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 234.0 36 34 99 3.81 3.40 0.08 0.05 94.7 3.20 -13 -1.6 1.1 -0.1 0.4 1 .455 .490 $23,500
1969 23 OAK AL 247.0 38 35 99 3.61 4.03 0.23 0.06 94.5 3.65 2 0.3 2.6 -0.1 2.4 22 .507 .502 $21,500
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 262.1 40 40 124 4.25 4.15 0.25 0.07 94.9 3.76 -12 -1.3 -0.1 1.0 8 .467 .492 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 273.2 37 37 103 3.39 3.84 0.28 0.06 96.2 3.48 2 0.3 -0.1 2.7 25 .508 .502 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 295.1 38 37 74 2.26 3.41 0.32 0.05 91.3 2.87 22 2.9 2.1 -0.2 5.6 43 .577 .518 $50,000 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 256.1 36 36 105 3.69 4.22 0.51 0.13 93.6 3.59 -5 -0.6 -0.1 1.8 21 .484 .497 $75,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 318.1 41 41 97 2.74 4.09 0.24 0.12 92.9 3.69 34 4.0 -0.2 6.9 62 .597 .525 $100,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 328.0 39 39 107 2.94 4.34 0.24 0.13 97.7 4.13 44 5.1 -0.2 8.1 74 .630 .531 $640,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 298.2 36 36 126 3.80 3.96 0.57 0.12 97.6 3.43 -11 -1.2 -0.2 1.5 14 .465 .492 $640,000 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 143.1 22 22 83 5.21 4.42 0.28 0.14 97.0 4.15 -17 -1.7 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .423 .490 $640,000
1978 32 NYY AL 118.0 21 20 49 3.74 4.20 0.29 0.12 94.4 3.82 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 1.2 12 .505 .501 $640,000
1979 33 NYY AL 105.0 19 19 68 5.83 4.71 0.16 0.15 96.8 4.56 -15 -1.4 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .426 .491 $640,000
15 Seasons 3449.1 500 476 1380 3.60 3.99 0.25 0.09 95.7 3.67 37 5.8 1.3 -1.8 36.6 318 .512 .504 $3,491,300
OAK (10 yrs) 2456.1 363 340 947 3.47 3.88 0.22 0.07 95.1 3.56 36 5.0 1.3 -1.3 26.6 224 .514 .504 $291,300
NYY (5 yrs) 993.0 137 136 433 3.92 4.26 0.34 0.13 97.1 3.93 1 0.9 .0 -0.5 10.0 94 .506 .504 $3,200,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1971 25 OAK AL ALCS L BAL 0 1 .000 5.63 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 7 5 5 4 2 0 6 0 0 0 32 1.125 7.9 4.5 2.3 6.8 3.00
1972 26 OAK AL ALCS W DET 0 0 1.17 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 10 2 2 2 5 1 9 0 0 0 60 0.978 5.9 1.2 2.9 5.3 1.80
1972 ❍ 26 OAK AL WS W CIN 2 0 1.000 2.81 3 2 0 0 0 0 16.0 12 5 5 2 6 2 11 0 0 1 67 1.125 6.8 1.1 3.4 6.2 1.83
1973 27 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 2 0 1.000 1.65 2 2 0 1 1 0 16.1 12 3 3 0 5 1 6 1 0 0 66 1.041 6.6 0.0 2.8 3.3 1.20
1973 ❍ 27 OAK AL WS W NYM 1 0 1.000 2.03 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.1 11 3 3 1 4 1 6 0 0 1 56 1.125 7.4 0.7 2.7 4.1 1.50
1974 28 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 1 1 .500 4.63 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 11 6 6 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 45 1.114 8.5 2.3 1.5 4.6 3.00
1974 ❍ 28 OAK AL WS W LAD 1 0 1.000 1.17 2 1 1 0 0 1 7.2 5 1 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 30 0.913 5.9 1.2 2.3 5.9 2.50
1976 30 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 1 1 .500 4.50 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.0 10 6 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 45 0.917 7.5 0.0 0.8 3.8 5.00
1976 30 NYY AL WS L CIN 0 1 .000 3.12 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.2 10 4 3 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 40 1.615 10.4 0.0 4.2 5.2 1.25
1977 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS W LAD 0 1 .000 10.38 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 6 5 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 1.385 12.5 6.2 0.0 2.1
1978 32 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 26 1.667 10.5 4.5 4.5 7.5 1.67
1978 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS W LAD 1 1 .500 4.15 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 13 6 6 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 50 1.077 9.0 1.4 0.7 3.5 5.00
7 Yrs (12 Series) 9 6 .600 3.26 22 19 2 4 1 1 132.1 114 49 48 21 35 6 70 1 0 2 536 1.126 7.8 1.4 2.4 4.8 2.00
6 ALCS 4 3 .571 3.25 10 10 0 3 1 0 69.1 57 25 25 12 18 2 37 1 0 0 274 1.082 7.4 1.6 2.3 4.8 2.06
6 WS 5 3 .625 3.29 12 9 2 1 0 1 63.0 57 24 23 9 17 4 33 0 0 2 262 1.175 8.1 1.3 2.4 4.7 1.94

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1966 KCA AL 20
1967 KCA AL 21 0 0 1 .000 1.80 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 18 0.800 7.2 1.8 0.0 7.2
1970 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 81.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9.000 81.0 27.0 0.0 0.0
1972 OAK AL 26
1973 OAK AL 27 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8
1974 OAK AL 28 0 0 0 4.50 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 3.00
1975 NYY AL 29 0 0 1 .000 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0
1976 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 13.5
8 Yrs (6 GP) 1 0 2 .000 6.39 1 0 0 0 12.2 15 9 9 4 1 0 13 0 0 0 53 1.263 10.7 2.8 0.7 9.2 13.00

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
1965 19 KCA AL 32 567 505 68 124 20 1 21 11 1 46 82 .246 .309 .414 .723 .254 209 6 2 11 3 5 7
1966 20 KCA AL 30 739 661 87 158 35 6 17 9 8 64 103 .239 .306 .387 .694 .259 256 9 2 8 4 4 11
1967 21 KCA AL 35 1053 953 91 209 39 6 16 11 6 84 196 .219 .283 .323 .606 .259 308 14 2 11 3 6 10
1968 22 OAK AL 36 968 883 99 210 35 3 29 12 7 69 172 .238 .295 .383 .678 .264 338 14 4 9 3 10 13
1969 23 OAK AL 38 1002 898 99 210 38 0 34 10 13 85 150 .234 .302 .390 .691 .244 350 25 5 7 7 1 9
1970 24 OAK AL 40 1116 1013 124 253 47 6 32 19 7 74 178 .250 .304 .403 .707 .273 408 10 9 12 8 3 19
1971 25 OAK AL 37 1109 1010 103 225 39 5 27 20 4 80 181 .223 .281 .351 .632 .245 355 20 4 9 6 7 10
1972 26 OAK AL 38 1149 1056 74 200 42 4 21 18 3 70 191 .189 .241 .296 .537 .211 313 8 3 15 4 6 12
1973 27 OAK AL 36 1040 958 105 222 39 4 39 5 18 69 124 .232 .282 .403 .685 .228 386 8 1 3 9 1 10
1974 28 OAK AL 41 1240 1171 97 268 43 7 25 14 19 46 143 .229 .258 .342 .600 .240 400 15 4 9 10 2 11
1975 29 NYY AL 39 1294 1191 107 248 38 5 25 15 14 83 177 .208 .261 .312 .573 .224 371 17 5 7 8 4 13
1976 30 NYY AL 36 1210 1113 126 268 45 8 28 24 14 68 173 .241 .283 .371 .654 .259 413 13 3 13 13 5 11
1977 31 NYY AL 22 608 548 83 137 23 6 29 21 5 47 52 .250 .310 .473 .783 .229 259 9 3 5 5 3 7
1978 32 NYY AL 21 477 433 49 98 19 5 16 7 6 35 56 .226 .283 .404 .687 .225 175 7 1 4 4 0 1
1979 33 NYY AL 19 460 410 68 128 23 4 15 6 7 34 34 .312 .361 .498 .859 .308 204 8 1 9 6 0 2
15 Yrs 500 14032 12803 1380 2958 525 70 374 202 132 954 2012 .231 .285 .371 .656 .246 4745 183 49 132 93 57 146
162 Game Avg. 35 978 892 96 206 37 5 26 14 9 66 140 .231 .285 .371 .656 .246 331 13 3 9 6 4 10
MLB Averages .253 .319 .373 .692 .279

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1965 19 KCA AL -9.4 -1.0 582 -0.4 8.4 -8.8 .86 -1.3 0.8 -7.9 -0.8 0.94 -11.6 3 4 5
1966 20 KCA AL -11.0 -1.2 765 -1.1 13.3 -14.3 1.03 -0.9 -0.2 -10.6 -1.1 0.91 -9.1 2 2 1
1967 21 KCA AL 12.3 1.4 1076 1.4 18.2 -16.8 .97 2.0 -0.6 14.2 1.6 0.92 18.0 0 0 0
1968 22 OAK AL -15.5 -1.7 990 -1.0 16.3 -17.3 .99 -1.8 0.8 -13.1 -1.5 0.92 -17.9 1 0 1
1969 23 OAK AL 4.1 0.4 1041 0.9 18.9 -18.0 1.03 -0.2 1.0 9.6 1.1 0.89 -0.7 1 1 1
1970 24 OAK AL -7.9 -0.8 1150 -0.7 19.5 -20.2 1.00 -0.6 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.91 -6.6 0 0 0
1971 25 OAK AL 10.9 1.2 1138 3.1 20.3 -17.2 1.01 1.9 1.1 16.6 1.9 0.90 16.4 0 0 0
1972 26 OAK AL 29.8 3.6 1174 3.8 21.9 -18.0 1.08 3.8 -0.3 34.3 4.4 0.87 34.6 1 0 0
1973 27 OAK AL 7.8 0.8 1066 2.2 17.9 -15.7 .93 1.7 0.6 15.4 1.7 0.85 9.8 0 0 0
1974 28 OAK AL 34.1 3.8 1279 2.9 21.9 -19.1 .95 4.7 -1.7 44.1 5.2 0.86 48.9 0 0 0
1975 29 NYY AL 42.4 4.6 1332 4.5 24.5 -20.0 1.02 5.7 -1.2 51.6 5.8 0.87 61.6 0 0 0
1976 30 NYY AL 0.7 0.1 1257 0.3 21.1 -20.8 .99 1.5 -1.2 6.5 0.7 0.90 16.5 0 0 0
1977 31 NYY AL -11.8 -1.1 637 -1.3 8.7 -10.0 .80 -1.0 -0.6 -7.2 -0.7 0.90 -9.4 0 0 0
1978 32 NYY AL 2.5 0.3 493 1.2 8.1 -6.9 .93 0.5 0.8 8.7 0.9 0.89 5.9 0 0 1
1979 33 NYY AL -14.5 -1.4 474 -2.0 7.3 -9.3 .96 -1.4 -0.6 -12.0 -1.2 0.93 -13.7 0 0 0
15 Yrs 74.6 9.0 14454 14.0 246.4 -232.4 .98 14.7 -0.5 148.2 17.7 0.89 142.8 8 7 9

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
1965 19 KCA AL 32 20 7 8 5 1 3 8 12 .400 0 2 3 2 11 55% 50.2 87 25 21 11 9 4 4.2 4.3 5.6
1966 20 KCA AL 30 25 9 11 5 2 3 11 14 .440 1 0 4 0 13 52% 51.6 81 21 16 7 9 7 3.7 4.1 6.7
1967 21 KCA AL 35 35 13 17 5 1 9 15 20 .429 3 1 13 5 23 66% 60.4 86 22 17 4 11 7 3.4 3.6 7.4
1968 22 OAK AL 36 34 13 13 8 1 4 17 16 .515 3 5 11 2 22 65% 55.9 98 23 19 7 9 10 4.2 4.0 6.8
1969 23 OAK AL 38 35 12 15 8 0 7 16 19 .457 2 6 10 3 23 66% 55.7 86 20 21 5 14 8 3.6 3.1 6.8
1970 24 OAK AL 40 40 18 14 8 3 4 20 20 .500 1 6 9 1 22 55% 53.1 82 28 35 13 25 6 4.2 4.6 6.6
1971 25 OAK AL 37 37 21 11 5 3 4 25 12 .676 3 2 16 4 22 59% 59.3 86 20 13 7 17 8 4.2 4.3 7.4
1972 26 OAK AL 38 37 20 7 10 0 4 28 9 .757 3 1 16 5 30 81% 66.3 87 34 16 4 18 8 4.0 3.9 7.9
1973 27 OAK AL 36 36 21 5 10 5 0 26 10 .722 5 3 11 3 20 56% 55.4 84 20 30 10 24 4 5.6 5.5 7.1
1974 28 OAK AL 41 41 25 12 4 1 6 26 15 .634 1 2 23 6 31 76% 61.1 84 23 17 6 24 2 4.8 4.7 7.8
1975 29 NYY AL 39 39 23 14 2 2 7 24 15 .615 2 0 30 7 29 74% 63.4 90 25 12 8 25 4 4.7 4.7 8.4
1976 30 NYY AL 36 36 17 15 4 4 6 19 17 .528 0 1 21 2 20 56% 57.9 93 22 16 6 14 8 4.3 4.3 8.3
1977 31 NYY AL 22 22 9 9 4 2 2 12 10 .545 0 4 8 1 10 45% 48.6 78 20 12 8 0 16 5.8 5.8 6.5
1978 32 NYY AL 21 20 12 6 2 2 2 13 7 .650 0 0 5 1 12 60% 54.5 82 17 8 7 1 10 5.1 5.7 5.9
1979 33 NYY AL 19 19 2 9 8 0 3 8 11 .421 3 3 1 0 7 37% 42.7 68 18 16 6 0 13 3.9 3.7 5.5
15 Yrs 500 476 222 166 88 27 64 268 207 .564 27 36 181 42 295 62% 57 98 17 269 109 200 115 4.4 4.4 7.2
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 114 -13 4.1 4.0 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
1965 19 KCA AL 32 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 4 44% 6 .864 3 4 5 1 3 8 4 8 7 1 8 1 5.4
1966 20 KCA AL 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0% 6 1.034 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 4 0 4 0 5.6
1968 22 OAK AL 36 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0% 8 .987 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.0
1969 23 OAK AL 38 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40% 6 1.035 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 0 3 1 7.3
1972 26 OAK AL 38 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.076 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1978 32 NYY AL 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .930 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
6 Yrs 195 24 6 2 0 1 1 0 100% 3 2 16 6 38% 1.005 8 7 9 4 7 13 8 16 16 1 17 2 5.5

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%
1965 19 KCA AL 567 53% 3.7% 14.5% 8.1% 7.4% 34% 0.70 71% 89 6 7%
1966 20 KCA AL 739 54% 2.3% 13.9% 8.7% 7.9% 37% 0.71 74% 124 9 7%
1967 21 KCA AL 1053 57% 1.5% 18.6% 8.0% 5.8% 29% 0.56 71% 184 14 8%
1968 22 OAK AL 968 51% 3.0% 17.8% 7.1% 6.9% 32% 0.83 71% 157 14 9%
1969 23 OAK AL 1002 52% 3.4% 15.0% 8.5% 7.2% 34% 0.95 72% 167 25 15%
1970 24 OAK AL 1116 55% 2.9% 16.0% 6.6% 7.6% 34% 0.66 73% 179 10 6%
1971 25 OAK AL 1109 51% 2.4% 16.3% 7.2% 6.4% 32% 0.67 73% 170 20 12%
1972 26 OAK AL 1149 54% 1.8% 16.6% 6.1% 5.8% 34% 0.63 74% 142 8 6%
1973 27 OAK AL 1040 53% 3.8% 11.9% 6.6% 7.9% 37% 0.49 77% 148 8 5%
1974 28 OAK AL 1240 55% 2.0% 11.5% 3.7% 6.1% 28% 0.61 82% 166 15 9%
1975 29 NYY AL 1294 56% 1.9% 13.7% 6.4% 5.3% 27% 0.66 77% 192 17 9%
1976 30 NYY AL 1210 56% 2.3% 14.3% 5.6% 6.7% 30% 0.69 76% 180 13 7%
1977 31 NYY AL 608 49% 4.8% 8.6% 7.7% 9.5% 42% 0.55 78% 90 9 10%
1978 32 NYY AL 477 47% 3.4% 11.7% 7.3% 8.4% 41% 0.60 77% 73 7 10%
1979 33 NYY AL 460 52% 3.3% 7.4% 7.4% 9.1% 33% 0.76 80% 87 8 9%
15 Yrs 14032 54% 2.7% 14.3% 6.8% 6.9% 33% 0.66 75% 2148 183 9%
MLB Averages 46% 2.0% 14.1% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.10 74% 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
1965 19 KCA AL 567 124 21 2 20 9 12 5 16 32 14 6 44% 7 2 2 189 11 1 92% 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
1966 20 KCA AL 739 158 17 0 9 9 8 2 15 43 18 6 42% 11 2 2 251 9 8 53% 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1967 21 KCA AL 1053 209 16 0 18 5 11 5 11 46 17 10 37% 10 4 2 381 11 6 65% 9 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
1968 22 OAK AL 968 210 29 0 13 13 16 11 18 32 13 10 41% 13 0 2 340 12 7 63% 11 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 0
1969 23 OAK AL 1002 210 34 0 6 13 21 17 17 32 19 5 59% 9 8 6 349 10 13 43% 10 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 25 0
1970 24 OAK AL 1116 253 32 0 12 13 19 16 16 45 22 6 49% 19 6 0 405 19 7 73% 19 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 0
1971 25 OAK AL 1109 225 27 0 11 11 16 15 12 44 22 6 50% 10 2 2 370 20 4 83% 19 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
1972 26 OAK AL 1149 200 21 0 10 9 12 12 9 27 10 5 37% 12 3 1 346 18 3 86% 16 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
1973 27 OAK AL 1040 222 39 0 13 13 26 19 20 35 16 6 46% 10 2 0 302 5 18 22% 4 16 1 2 0 0 3 2 13 0
1974 28 OAK AL 1240 268 25 0 9 16 9 12 13 37 22 2 59% 11 1 1 367 14 19 42% 14 19 0 0 0 0 1 1 15 0
1975 29 NYY AL 1294 248 25 0 12 12 13 14 11 40 23 8 58% 13 7 1 418 15 14 52% 15 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 0
1976 30 NYY AL 1210 268 28 0 14 9 19 17 11 62 32 7 52% 11 6 1 397 24 14 63% 24 13 0 0 0 1 1 0 25 0
1977 31 NYY AL 608 137 29 0 10 14 15 15 14 23 11 3 48% 7 2 1 198 21 5 81% 20 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1978 32 NYY AL 477 98 16 0 7 9 7 9 7 21 13 2 62% 1 2 1 147 7 6 54% 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1979 33 NYY AL 460 128 15 0 7 7 8 6 9 21 12 3 57% 2 2 1 169 6 7 46% 5 7 1 0 0 0 1 1 10 0
15 Yrs 14032 2958 374 2 171 162 212 175 199 540 264 85 49% 146 49 23 4629 202 132 60% 192 126 6 2 4 4 8 5 210 0
MLB Averages 50% 64%

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+
1965 19 8 8 .500 4.26 32 20 2 3 2 0 133.0 124 68 63 21 46 5 82 2 1 2 567 82 1.278 8.4 1.4 3.1 5.5 1.78 82
1966 20 17 19 .472 4.13 62 45 2 7 2 0 309.2 282 155 142 38 110 9 185 4 3 4 1307 84 1.266 8.2 1.1 3.2 5.4 1.68 84
1967 21 30 36 .455 3.53 97 80 2 20 7 0 569.1 491 246 223 54 194 15 381 6 4 8 2360 95 1.203 7.8 0.9 3.1 6.0 1.96 95
1968 22 43 49 .467 3.47 133 114 4 31 9 1 803.1 701 345 310 83 263 25 553 10 5 8 3328 91 1.200 7.9 0.9 2.9 6.2 2.10 91
1969 23 55 64 .462 3.44 171 149 4 41 12 1 1050.1 911 444 402 117 348 26 703 15 5 16 4330 94 1.199 7.8 1.0 3.0 6.0 2.02 94
1970 24 73 78 .483 3.52 211 189 4 50 13 1 1312.2 1164 568 513 149 422 29 881 24 6 22 5446 94 1.208 8.0 1.0 2.9 6.0 2.09 94
1971 25 94 89 .514 3.42 248 226 4 66 17 1 1586.1 1389 671 603 176 502 36 1062 28 6 24 6555 96 1.192 7.9 1.0 2.8 6.0 2.12 96
1972 26 115 96 .545 3.20 286 263 5 82 22 1 1881.2 1589 745 670 197 572 42 1253 31 6 27 7703 101 1.148 7.6 0.9 2.7 6.0 2.19 101
1973 27 136 101 .574 3.22 322 299 5 93 25 1 2138.0 1811 850 765 236 641 43 1377 32 6 29 8743 102 1.147 7.6 1.0 2.7 5.8 2.15 102
1974 28 161 113 .588 3.13 363 340 5 116 31 1 2456.1 2079 947 853 261 687 45 1520 36 6 30 9983 105 1.126 7.6 1.0 2.5 5.6 2.21 105
1975 29 184 127 .592 3.06 402 379 5 146 38 1 2784.1 2327 1054 947 286 770 49 1697 41 6 37 11277 109 1.112 7.5 0.9 2.5 5.5 2.20 109
1976 30 201 142 .586 3.11 438 415 5 167 40 1 3083.0 2595 1180 1064 314 838 54 1870 44 6 43 12487 108 1.114 7.6 0.9 2.4 5.5 2.23 108
1977 31 210 151 .582 3.18 460 437 5 175 41 1 3226.1 2732 1263 1139 343 885 57 1922 47 7 45 13095 106 1.121 7.6 1.0 2.5 5.4 2.17 106
1978 32 222 157 .586 3.19 481 457 6 180 42 1 3344.1 2830 1312 1186 359 920 57 1978 48 7 47 13572 106 1.121 7.6 1.0 2.5 5.3 2.15 106
1979 33 224 166 .574 3.26 500 476 6 181 42 1 3449.1 2958 1380 1248 374 954 57 2012 49 7 49 14032 104 1.134 7.7 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.11 104

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
1965 19 7 8 .467 4.60 133.0 132 75 68 22 49 82 2 1.361 8.9 3.3 5.5 1.67 1.5 32
1966 20 9 11 .450 4.55 178.0 174 100 90 19 70 104 2 1.371 8.8 3.5 5.3 1.49 1.0 30
1967 21 16 13 .552 3.43 260.0 236 110 99 18 95 196 2 1.273 8.2 3.3 6.8 2.06 0.6 35
1968 22 11 15 .423 4.77 234.0 258 138 124 36 85 172 5 1.466 9.9 3.3 6.6 2.02 1.4 36
1969 23 14 13 .519 3.75 247.0 234 114 103 38 95 150 6 1.332 8.5 3.5 5.5 1.58 1.4 38
1970 24 14 15 .483 4.29 262.0 271 139 125 34 79 178 10 1.336 9.3 2.7 6.1 2.25 1.2 40
1971 25 17 14 .548 3.67 275.0 254 124 112 30 90 182 5 1.251 8.3 2.9 6.0 2.02 1.0 37
1972 26 21 13 .618 2.77 309.0 251 106 95 26 88 200 4 1.097 7.3 2.6 5.8 2.27 0.8 38
1973 27 15 13 .536 3.66 256.0 239 116 104 42 74 124 1 1.223 8.4 2.6 4.4 1.68 1.5 36
1974 28 22 13 .629 2.92 318.0 298 114 103 28 51 143 4 1.097 8.4 1.4 4.0 2.80 0.8 41
1975 29 24 13 .649 2.78 330.0 260 113 102 26 87 178 5 1.052 7.1 2.4 4.9 2.05 0.7 39
1976 30 17 16 .515 3.86 301.0 293 143 129 31 74 174 3 1.219 8.8 2.2 5.2 2.35 0.9 36
1977 31 7 9 .438 4.78 143.0 139 84 76 29 48 52 3 1.308 8.7 3.0 3.3 1.08 1.8 22
1978 32 7 6 .538 3.74 118.0 105 54 49 17 38 56 1 1.212 8.0 2.9 4.3 1.47 1.3 21
1979 33 5 7 .417 5.09 106.0 130 67 60 15 35 34 1 1.557 11.0 3.0 2.9 0.97 1.3 19
15 Yrs 206 179 .535 3.73 3470.0 3274 1597 1439 411 1058 2025 54 1.248 8.5 5.3 1.91 1.1 500



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1985 BBWAA (53.7%)
1986 BBWAA (68.0%)
1987 BBWAA (76.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1987 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (28, 0%)
1972 AL (11, 17%)
1973 AL (10, 14%)
1974 AL (6, 32%)
1975 AL (12, 9%)
0.72 Career Shares (338th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (4, 22%)
1973 AL (3, 43%)
1974 AL (1, 75%)
1975 AL (2, 62%)
1 Cy Young
2.02 Career Shares (15th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Sep 7th AL Player of the Week
1978 Aug 6th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1967 AL  5.3 (10th)
1974 AL  6.9 (8th)
1975 AL  8.1 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1967 AL  4.7 (5th)
1972 AL  5.6 (6th)
1974 AL  6.9 (6th)
1975 AL  8.1 (3rd)
Career  36.6 (196th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1972 AL  2.04 (3rd)
1974 AL  2.49 (1st)
1975 AL  2.58 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1970 AL  18 (8th)
1971 AL  21 (4th)
1972 AL  21 (4th)
1973 AL  21 (4th)
1974 AL  25 (1st)
1975 AL  23 (1st)
1976 AL  17 (8th)
Career  224 (68th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1971 AL  .656 (8th)
1972 AL  .750 (1st)
1973 AL  .808 (1st)
1974 AL  .676 (3rd)
1978 AL  .667 (9th)
Career  .574 (212th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.114 (7th)
1972 AL  0.914 (2nd)
1973 AL  1.135 (3rd)
1974 AL  0.986 (1st)
1975 AL  1.009 (1st)
1976 AL  1.125 (6th)
Career  1.134 (45th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 AL  7.244 (7th)
1971 AL  7.400 (9th)
1972 AL  6.095 (2nd)
1973 AL  7.795 (6th)
1974 AL  7.577 (5th)
1975 AL  6.805 (1st)
Career  7.718 (56th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  2.539 (9th)
1972 AL  2.133 (8th)
1973 AL  2.423 (8th)
1974 AL  1.301 (2nd)
1975 AL  2.277 (5th)
1976 AL  2.049 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  5.213 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1967 AL  259.7 (6th)
1970 AL  262.3 (10th)
1972 AL  295.3 (4th)
1974 AL  318.3 (5th)
1975 AL  328.0 (1st)
1976 AL  298.7 (2nd)
Career  3,449.3 (76th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1967 AL  196 (8th)
1968 AL  172 (10th)
1970 AL  178 (9th)
1971 AL  181 (10th)
1972 AL  191 (8th)
1975 AL  177 (7th)
1976 AL  173 (5th)
Career  2,012 (69th)

Games Started s c a p y
1968 AL  34 (10th)
1970 AL  40 (1st)
1972 AL  37 (9th)
1974 AL  41 (2nd)
1975 AL  39 (3rd)
1976 AL  36 (7th)
Career  476 (61st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1967 AL  13 (4th)
1968 AL  11 (9th)
1971 AL  16 (9th)
1972 AL  16 (7th)
1974 AL  23 (6th)
1975 AL  30 (1st)
1976 AL  21 (4th)
Career  181 (169th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (6th)
1969 AL  3 (10th)
1971 AL  4 (7th)
1972 AL  5 (7th)
1974 AL  6 (2nd)
1975 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  42 (38th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  29 (2nd)
1969 AL  34 (2nd)
1970 AL  32 (3rd)
1971 AL  27 (7th)
1972 AL  21 (9th)
1973 AL  39 (1st)
1974 AL  25 (8th)
1975 AL  25 (8th)
1976 AL  28 (1st)
1977 AL  29 (5th)
Career  374 (19th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  954 (131st)

Hits s c a p y
1967 AL  209 (6th)
1968 AL  210 (6th)
1970 AL  253 (7th)
1976 AL  268 (4th)
Career  2,958 (133rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  2.405 (6th)
1972 AL  2.729 (6th)
1974 AL  3.109 (3rd)
1975 AL  2.133 (7th)
1976 AL  2.544 (8th)
Career  2.109 (249th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 AL  0.555 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1967 AL  17 (3rd)
1969 AL  15 (8th)
1970 AL  14 (10th)
1976 AL  15 (8th)
Career  166 (100th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  87 (1st)
1970 AL  111 (4th)
1976 AL  117 (1st)
Career  1,248 (102nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  9 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1967 AL  1,053 (7th)
1970 AL  1,116 (9th)
1972 AL  1,148 (6th)
1974 AL  1,240 (8th)
1975 AL  1,294 (1st)
1976 AL  1,210 (4th)
Career  14,032 (88th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1972 AL  140 (5th)
1974 AL  134 (4th)
1975 AL  144 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1967 AL  2.82 (8th)
1974 AL  3.17 (8th)
1975 AL  3.30 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  30 (3rd)
1974 AL  34 (3rd)
1975 AL  42 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1972 AL  3.6 (3rd)
1974 AL  3.8 (3rd)
1975 AL  4.6 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1972 AL  34.26 (3rd)
1974 AL  44.08 (2nd)
1975 AL  51.56 (2nd)
Career  148.16 (86th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 AL  3.8 (5th)
1974 AL  2.9 (8th)
1975 AL  4.5 (4th)
Career  14.0 (128th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1967 AL  2.0 (10th)
1972 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1974 AL  4.7 (1st)
1975 AL  5.7 (2nd)
Career  14.7 (77th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.4 (3rd)
1974 AL  5.2 (2nd)
1975 AL  5.8 (2nd)
Career  17.7 (71st)

Youngest s c a p y
1965 AL  born 1946-04-08 (9th)
1966 AL  born 1946-04-08 (5th)

                           

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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 26 (67), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 151 (94), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 134 (54), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 42 (64), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (162nd), 41.4 career WAR/35.1 7yr-peak WAR/38.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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