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Connie Johnson

Clifford Johnson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 27, 1922 in Stone Mountain, GA
High School: Stone Mountain HS (Stone Mountain, GA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1953 (Age 30.111)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/WhiteSox 1953-1958

Final Game: September 14, 1958 (Age 35.261)
Died: November 28, 2004 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS
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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
1953 30 CHW AL 4 4 .500 3.56 14 10 3 2 1 0 60.2 55 27 24 4 38 44 2 0 4 272 113 3.98 1.533 8.2 0.6 5.6 6.5 1.16
1955 32 CHW AL 7 4 .636 3.45 17 16 0 5 2 0 99.0 95 40 38 5 52 0 72 1 0 0 436 114 3.18 1.485 8.6 0.5 4.7 6.5 1.38
1956 33 TOT AL 9 11 .450 3.44 31 27 2 9 2 0 196.0 176 84 75 13 69 3 136 1 1 4 822 113 2.91 1.250 8.1 0.6 3.2 6.2 1.97
1956 33 CHW AL 0 1 .000 3.65 5 2 2 0 0 0 12.1 11 5 5 1 7 0 6 0 0 1 56 115 4.15 1.459 8.0 0.7 5.1 4.4 0.86
1956 33 BAL AL 9 10 .474 3.43 26 25 0 9 2 0 183.2 165 79 70 12 62 3 130 1 1 3 766 113 2.83 1.236 8.1 0.6 3.0 6.4 2.10
1957 34 BAL AL 14 11 .560 3.20 35 30 4 14 3 0 242.0 212 93 86 17 66 1 177 3 0 6 987 112 2.76 1.149 7.9 0.6 2.5 6.6 2.68
1958 35 BAL AL 6 9 .400 3.88 26 17 2 4 0 1 118.1 116 58 51 13 32 3 68 0 0 2 487 93 3.57 1.251 8.8 1.0 2.4 5.2 2.13
5 Yrs 40 39 .506 3.44 123 100 11 34 8 1 716.0 654 302 274 52 257 7 497 7 1 16 3004 109 3.10 1.272 8.2 0.7 3.2 6.2 1.93
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .506 3.44 38 30 3 10 2 0 218 199 92 84 16 78 152 2 0 5 916 109 3.10 1.272 8.2 0.7 3.2 6.2 1.93
BAL (3 yrs) 29 30 .492 3.42 87 72 6 27 5 1 544.0 493 230 207 42 160 7 375 4 1 11 2240 107 2.96 1.200 8.2 0.7 2.6 6.2 2.34
CHW (3 yrs) 11 9 .550 3.51 36 28 5 7 3 0 172.0 161 72 67 10 97 0 122 3 0 5 764 114 3.53 1.500 8.4 0.5 5.1 6.4 1.26
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
1953 30 CHW AL 60.2 14 10 27 4.01 4.37 0.19 0.00 102.0 4.26 1 0.1 .1 -0.0 0.6 7 .510 .501
1955 32 CHW AL 99.0 17 16 40 3.64 4.49 0.24 0.00 102.7 4.36 7 0.8 3.4 -0.1 1.5 16 .544 .505
1956 33 CHW AL 12.1 5 2 5 3.65 4.54 0.09 0.00 103.2 4.59 1 0.1 .0 -0.0 0.2 2 .525 .501
1956 33 BAL AL 183.2 26 25 79 3.87 4.61 -0.24 0.00 96.9 4.70 15 1.6 .7 -0.1 3.0 33 .562 .510
1957 34 BAL AL 242.0 35 30 93 3.46 4.18 0.28 0.00 95.7 3.73 8 0.9 1.6 -0.1 2.9 26 .527 .506
1958 35 BAL AL 118.1 26 17 58 4.41 4.49 -0.08 0.00 91.9 4.20 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.6 6 .489 .498
5 Seasons 716.0 123 100 302 3.80 4.41 0.07 0.00 97.0 4.20 31 3.3 .9 -0.4 8.8 91 .527 .504
BAL (3 yrs) 544.0 87 72 230 3.81 4.39 0.03 0.00 95.3 4.16 21 2.3 1.1 -0.3 6.5 65 .526 .505
CHW (3 yrs) 172.0 36 28 72 3.77 4.45 0.21 0.00 102.5 4.34 9 1.0 .5 -0.1 2.3 25 .528 .503

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
1953 30 CHW AL 14 272 231 27 55 11 1 4 2 3 38 44 .238 .351 .346 .697 .279 80 6 2 1 0 3
1955 32 CHW AL 17 438 379 40 95 13 3 5 4 0 52 72 .251 .341 .340 .681 .296 129 8 1 3 2 0 5
1956 33 BAL AL 26 766 690 79 165 25 9 12 9 10 62 130 .239 .300 .354 .654 .276 244 8 1 7 6 3 9
1956 33 CHW AL 5 54 47 5 11 4 0 1 0 0 7 6 .234 .333 .383 .716 .250 18 2 0 0 0 0 0
1956 33 TOT AL 31 820 737 84 176 29 9 13 9 10 69 136 .239 .303 .355 .658 .274 262 10 1 7 6 3 9
1957 34 BAL AL 35 989 906 93 212 33 3 17 1 12 66 177 .234 .287 .333 .620 .272 302 12 3 9 5 1 9
1958 35 BAL AL 26 487 446 58 116 21 3 13 3 3 32 68 .260 .309 .408 .717 .281 182 16 0 8 1 3 8
5 Yrs 123 3006 2699 302 654 107 19 52 19 28 257 497 .242 .308 .354 .662 .278 955 52 7 28 14 7 34
162 Game Avg. 38 917 823 92 199 33 6 16 6 9 78 152 .242 .308 .354 .662 .278 291 16 2 9 4 10
MLB Averages .260 .330 .392 .722 .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
1953 30 CHW AL 3.1 0.3 281 0.3 4.4 -4.0 .95 -0.2 0.5 0.8 0.1 1.01 -0.5 0 0 4
1955 32 CHW AL 6.7 0.7 443 1.1 8.6 -7.6 1.12 0.8 0.1 11.7 1.2 0.99 9.6 1 0 0
1956 33 TOT AL 10.9 1.1 844 1.1 15.6 -14.5 1.09 2.1 -1.1 14.8 1.6 0.93 25.0 0 1 2
1956 33 CHW AL 1.1 0.1 55 -0.1 0.8 -0.9 .79 -0.3 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.94 -0.5 0 0 2
1956 33 BAL AL 9.8 1.0 789 1.2 14.9 -13.6 1.11 2.3 -1.2 14.1 1.5 0.93 25.5 0 1 0
1957 34 BAL AL 11.8 1.2 1008 1.7 19.6 -17.9 1.13 2.8 -1.3 19.3 2.1 0.90 26.4 2 1 2
1958 35 BAL AL -4.4 -0.4 499 -0.1 8.5 -8.6 .96 -0.2 0.0 -5.2 -0.5 0.91 -2.0 1 3 5
5 Yrs 28.0 2.9 3075 4.1 56.8 -52.7 1.07 5.4 -1.5 41.5 4.5 0.93 58.6 4 5 13

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
1953 30 CHW AL 14 10 4 4 2 0 0 6 4 .600 0 0 2 1 4 40% 50.1 78 30 12 3 1 5 4.7 5.5 5.5
1955 32 CHW AL 17 16 7 4 5 0 1 9 6 .600 0 3 5 2 9 56% 53.8 83 24 16 7 5 3 4.8 4.9 6.2
1956 33 TOT AL 31 27 9 11 7 2 6 13 14 .481 2 1 9 2 14 52% 55.5 88 25 21 8 8 6 3.9 4.0 6.9
1956 33 CHW AL 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 1 50% 44.5 48 41 5 1 0 1 2.0 3.4 3.5
1956 33 BAL AL 26 25 9 10 6 2 5 12 13 .480 2 1 9 2 13 52% 56.4 88 25 16 7 8 5 4.1 4.1 7.1
1957 34 BAL AL 35 30 14 10 6 2 5 16 14 .533 3 1 14 3 20 67% 59.2 95 5 15 9 5 6 4.5 4.5 7.9
1958 35 BAL AL 26 17 5 8 4 0 2 8 9 .471 0 2 4 0 7 41% 51.5 81 23 12 3 4 7 3.4 2.8 5.7
5 Yrs 123 100 39 37 24 4 14 52 47 .525 5 7 34 8 54 54% 55 95 5 76 30 23 27 4.2 4.3 6.7
MLB Averages .500 50% 51 118 -2 4.4 4.4 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
1953 30 CHW AL 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 8 .949 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 2 0 4.3
1955 32 CHW AL 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 9 1.123 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
1956 33 TOT AL 31 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 1.087 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 3 3 1 3 0 8.3
1956 33 CHW AL 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .788 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 2 0 5.3
1956 33 BAL AL 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 1 1.108 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 17.0
1957 34 BAL AL 35 5 4 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 2 67% 9 1.128 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 3.4
1958 35 BAL AL 26 9 2 1 1 2 1 1 50% 3 1 5 1 20% 6 .961 1 3 5 4 0 5 4 5 6 3 6 0 7.3
5 Yrs 123 23 11 1 2 3 1 2 33% 4 1 13 6 46% 1.073 4 5 13 5 2 16 9 14 12 6 12 0 5.8

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%
1953 30 CHW AL 272 63% 1.5% 16.2% 14.0% 5.9% 29% 1.21 67% 66 6 9%
1955 32 CHW AL 438 54% 1.1% 16.4% 11.9% 4.8% 22% 0.98 69% 105 8 8%
1956 33 TOT AL 820 56% 1.6% 16.6% 8.4% 6.2% 29% 0.85 72% 143 10 7%
1956 33 CHW AL 54 61% 1.9% 11.1% 13.0% 9.3% 46% 1.21 74% 9 2 22%
1956 33 BAL AL 766 55% 1.6% 17.0% 8.1% 6.0% 28% 0.82 72% 134 8 6%
1957 34 BAL AL 989 63% 1.7% 17.9% 6.7% 5.4% 25% 0.97 73% 162 12 7%
1958 35 BAL AL 487 61% 2.7% 14.0% 6.6% 7.6% 32% 1.20 75% 85 16 19%
5 Yrs 3006 59% 1.7% 16.5% 8.6% 5.9% 27% 0.99 72% 561 52 9%
MLB Averages 52% 2.3% 11.7% 9.1% 6.4% 28% 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
1953 30 CHW AL 272 55 4 0 15 2 2 0 4 17 10 4 59% 3 4 0 113 2 3 40% 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
1955 32 CHW AL 438 95 5 0 11 2 3 1 4 16 6 2 38% 5 0 0 183 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1956 33 TOT AL 820 176 13 1 14 10 3 4 9 40 21 7 53% 9 4 1 292 9 10 47% 8 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 14 0
1956 33 CHW AL 54 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 33% 0 1 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1956 33 BAL AL 766 165 12 1 14 9 3 4 8 37 20 7 54% 9 3 1 268 9 10 47% 8 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 13 0
1957 34 BAL AL 989 212 17 0 11 8 9 2 15 31 17 4 55% 9 6 1 357 1 12 8% 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 0
1958 35 BAL AL 487 116 13 0 8 8 5 6 7 22 7 4 32% 8 2 2 159 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 Yrs 3006 654 52 1 59 30 22 13 39 126 61 21 48% 34 16 4 1104 19 28 40% 18 25 1 2 0 1 0 0 41 0
MLB Averages 51% 55%

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+
1953 30 4 4 .500 3.56 14 10 3 2 1 0 60.2 55 27 24 4 38 44 2 0 4 272 113 1.533 8.2 0.6 5.6 6.5 1.16 113
1954 31 4 4 .500 3.56 14 10 3 2 1 0 60.2 55 27 24 4 38 44 2 0 4 272 113 1.533 8.2 0.6 5.6 6.5 1.16 113
1955 32 11 8 .579 3.49 31 26 3 7 3 0 159.2 150 67 62 9 90 0 116 3 0 4 708 114 1.503 8.5 0.5 5.1 6.5 1.29 114
1956 33 20 19 .513 3.47 62 53 5 16 5 0 355.2 326 151 137 22 159 3 252 4 1 8 1530 113 1.364 8.2 0.6 4.0 6.4 1.58 113
1957 34 34 30 .531 3.36 97 83 9 30 8 0 597.2 538 244 223 39 225 4 429 7 1 14 2517 113 1.277 8.1 0.6 3.4 6.5 1.91 113
1958 35 40 39 .506 3.44 123 100 11 34 8 1 716.0 654 302 274 52 257 7 497 7 1 16 3004 109 1.272 8.2 0.7 3.2 6.2 1.93 109

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
1953 30 4 3 .571 3.43 63.0 57 27 24 4 39 46 2 1.524 8.1 5.6 6.6 1.18 0.6 14
1955 32 6 5 .545 3.32 103.0 101 42 38 5 55 75 1 1.515 8.8 4.8 6.6 1.36 0.4 17
1956 33 12 11 .522 3.51 205.0 187 89 80 14 73 142 1 1.268 8.2 3.2 6.2 1.95 0.6 31
1957 34 15 13 .536 3.46 255.0 241 109 98 19 75 186 3 1.239 8.5 2.6 6.6 2.48 0.7 35
1958 35 7 7 .500 4.43 124.0 132 68 61 15 36 71 0 1.355 9.6 2.6 5.2 1.97 1.1 26
5 Yrs 44 39 .530 3.61 750.0 718 335 301 57 278 520 7 1.328 8.6 6.2 1.87 0.7 123



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1957 AL  3.20 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  14 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1956 AL  1.250 (7th)
1957 AL  1.149 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  8.082 (10th)
1957 AL  7.884 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  3.168 (8th)
1957 AL  2.455 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  6.245 (6th)
1957 AL  6.583 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1957 AL  242.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1956 AL  136 (10th)
1957 AL  177 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1957 AL  30 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1957 AL  14 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1957 AL  3 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1957 AL  212 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  1.971 (4th)
1957 AL  2.682 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  0.597 (6th)
1957 AL  0.632 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  86 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1957 AL  987 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1956 AL  2.91 (2nd)
1957 AL  2.76 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1957 AL  19.31 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1956 AL  2.1 (10th)
1957 AL  2.8 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1957 AL  2.1 (8th)

                                         

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 - 31 (784), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (961), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (933rd), 8.8 career WAR/8.8 7yr-peak WAR/8.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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