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Sam Jones

Samuel Jones (Toothpick Sam)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: December 14, 1925 in Stewartsville, OH
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1951 (Age 25.282)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cardinals/Cubs/Tigers/Indians/... 1951-1964

Final Game: October 3, 1964 (Age 38.294)
Died: November 5, 1971 in Morgantown, WV
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, WV
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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
1951 25 CLE AL 0 1 .000 2.08 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.2 4 2 2 0 5 4 0 0 0 34 191 3.29 1.038 4.2 0.0 5.2 4.2 0.80
1952 26 CLE AL 2 3 .400 7.25 14 4 2 0 0 1 36.0 38 30 29 6 37 28 4 0 4 184 47 6.42 2.083 9.5 1.5 9.3 7.0 0.76
1955 ★ 29 CHC NL 14 20 .412 4.10 36 34 1 12 4 0 241.2 175 118 110 22 185 5 198 14 0 5 1070 101 4.38 1.490 6.5 0.8 6.9 7.4 1.07 AS
1956 30 CHC NL 9 14 .391 3.91 33 28 3 8 2 0 188.2 155 93 82 21 115 6 176 8 0 2 832 98 3.91 1.431 7.4 1.0 5.5 8.4 1.53
1957 31 STL NL 12 9 .571 3.60 28 27 1 10 2 0 182.2 164 77 73 17 71 1 154 6 0 3 767 110 3.25 1.286 8.1 0.8 3.5 7.6 2.17
1958 32 STL NL 14 13 .519 2.88 35 35 0 14 2 0 250.0 204 95 80 23 107 5 225 6 0 7 1041 144 3.23 1.244 7.3 0.8 3.9 8.1 2.10
1959 ★ 33 SFG NL 21 15 .583 2.83 50 35 12 16 4 4 270.2 232 99 85 18 109 6 209 8 0 5 1148 134 3.16 1.260 7.7 0.6 3.6 6.9 1.92 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1960 34 SFG NL 18 14 .563 3.19 39 35 3 13 3 0 234.0 200 112 83 18 91 5 190 4 0 8 978 110 3.12 1.244 7.7 0.7 3.5 7.3 2.09
1961 35 SFG NL 8 8 .500 4.49 37 17 10 2 0 1 128.1 134 72 64 12 57 7 105 8 0 7 579 85 3.67 1.488 9.4 0.8 4.0 7.4 1.84
1962 36 DET AL 2 4 .333 3.65 30 6 3 1 0 1 81.1 77 39 33 13 35 1 73 2 0 3 351 112 4.26 1.377 8.5 1.4 3.9 8.1 2.09
1963 37 STL NL 2 0 1.000 9.00 11 0 5 0 0 2 11.0 15 12 11 0 5 1 8 0 0 1 52 41 2.39 1.818 12.3 0.0 4.1 6.5 1.60
1964 38 BAL AL 0 0 2.61 7 0 4 0 0 0 10.1 5 3 3 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 38 143 4.15 0.968 4.4 0.9 4.4 5.2 1.20
12 Yrs 102 101 .502 3.59 322 222 45 76 17 9 1643.1 1403 752 655 151 822 37 1376 60 0 45 7074 108 3.61 1.354 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.5 1.67
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .502 3.59 40 28 6 10 2 1 205 175 94 82 19 103 172 8 0 6 884 108 3.61 1.354 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.5 1.67
SFG (3 yrs) 47 37 .560 3.30 126 87 25 31 7 5 633.0 566 283 232 48 257 18 504 20 0 20 2705 112 3.25 1.300 8.0 0.7 3.7 7.2 1.96
STL (3 yrs) 28 22 .560 3.33 74 62 6 24 4 2 443.2 383 184 164 40 183 7 387 12 0 11 1860 122 3.21 1.276 7.8 0.8 3.7 7.9 2.11
CHC (2 yrs) 23 34 .404 4.02 69 62 4 20 6 0 430.1 330 211 192 43 300 11 374 22 0 7 1902 99 4.17 1.464 6.9 0.9 6.3 7.8 1.25
CLE (2 yrs) 2 4 .333 6.25 16 5 3 0 0 1 44.2 42 32 31 6 42 32 4 0 4 218 56 5.81 1.881 8.5 1.2 8.5 6.4 0.76
BAL (1 yr) 0 0 2.61 7 0 4 0 0 0 10.1 5 3 3 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 38 143 4.15 0.968 4.4 0.9 4.4 5.2 1.20
DET (1 yr) 2 4 .333 3.65 30 6 3 1 0 1 81.1 77 39 33 13 35 1 73 2 0 3 351 112 4.26 1.377 8.5 1.4 3.9 8.1 2.09
NL (8 yrs) 98 93 .513 3.51 269 211 35 75 17 7 1507.0 1279 678 588 131 740 36 1265 54 0 38 6467 111 3.50 1.340 7.6 0.8 4.4 7.6 1.71
AL (4 yrs) 4 8 .333 4.42 53 11 10 1 0 2 136.1 124 74 67 20 82 1 111 6 0 7 607 88 4.76 1.511 8.2 1.3 5.4 7.3 1.35
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
1951 25 CLE AL 8.2 2 1 2 2.08 4.44 0.06 0.00 85.1 3.73 2 0.2 .0 -0.0 0.2 2 .583 .501
1952 26 CLE AL 36.0 14 4 30 7.50 4.06 0.01 0.00 96.6 3.91 -14 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .396 .491
1955 ★ 29 CHC NL 241.2 36 34 118 4.39 4.68 0.23 0.00 101.5 4.52 8 0.8 4.0 -0.1 3.2 29 .523 .505 AS
1956 30 CHC NL 188.2 33 28 93 4.44 4.44 0.22 0.00 100.8 4.25 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.1 1.8 15 .498 .500
1957 31 STL NL 182.2 28 27 77 3.79 4.19 0.15 0.00 104.0 4.20 9 1.0 1.9 -0.1 2.8 27 .537 .506
1958 32 STL NL 250.0 35 35 95 3.42 4.53 0.03 0.00 102.3 4.61 34 3.9 -0.1 6.3 59 .611 .524
1959 ★ 33 SFG NL 270.2 50 35 99 3.29 4.44 0.09 0.00 97.9 4.26 27 2.9 2.2 -0.1 5.7 57 .559 .518 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1960 34 SFG NL 234.0 39 35 112 4.31 4.14 -0.00 0.06 92.6 3.90 -11 -1.2 3.2 -0.1 1.1 12 .470 .493
1961 35 SFG NL 128.1 37 17 72 5.05 4.39 0.13 -0.01 98.5 4.19 -13 -1.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.0 2 .465 .492
1962 36 DET AL 81.1 30 6 39 4.32 4.45 -0.09 -0.06 103.2 4.62 4 0.4 .9 -0.1 1.0 9 .513 .502
1963 37 STL NL 11.0 11 0 12 9.82 4.20 0.20 -0.18 104.2 3.98 -7 -0.8 1.8 -0.3 -1.0 -6 .428 .495
1964 38 BAL AL 10.1 7 0 3 2.61 3.79 0.38 -0.15 95.2 3.10 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 1 .512 .501 $8,500
12 Seasons 1643.1 322 222 752 4.12 4.40 0.10 0.00 99.6 4.28 38 4.6 1.4 -1.2 20.0 195 .514 .504 $8,500
SFG (3 yrs) 633.0 126 87 283 4.02 4.32 0.06 0.02 96.0 4.11 3 0.5 1.8 -0.3 6.7 71 .504 .503
STL (3 yrs) 443.2 74 62 184 3.73 4.38 0.08 -0.00 103.1 4.43 37 4.1 1.8 -0.5 8.1 79 .556 .513
CHC (2 yrs) 430.1 69 62 211 4.41 4.57 0.22 0.00 101.2 4.40 7 0.7 1.6 -0.1 5.0 44 .511 .502
CLE (2 yrs) 44.2 16 5 32 6.45 4.13 0.02 0.00 94.3 3.88 -13 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -9 .420 .492
BAL (1 yr) 10.1 7 0 3 2.61 3.79 0.38 -0.15 95.2 3.10 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 1 .512 .501 $8,500
DET (1 yr) 81.1 30 6 39 4.32 4.45 -0.09 -0.06 103.2 4.62 4 0.4 .9 -0.1 1.0 9 .513 .502

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
1955 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 3.000 0.0 0.0 27.0 13.5 0.50
1959 SFG NL 33 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 10 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 13.5 1.50
2 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 15 1.875 3.4 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.00

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
1951 25 CLE AL 2 34 28 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 .143 .273 .179 .451 .167 5 0 0 1 0 0
1952 26 CLE AL 14 184 141 30 38 9 0 6 2 3 37 28 .270 .434 .461 .895 .299 65 3 4 2 0 2
1955 29 CHC NL 191 36 1070 848 118 175 20 5 22 11 8 185 198 .206 .355 .320 .674 .241 271 15 14 15 8 5 7
1956 30 CHC NL 105 33 832 700 93 155 19 5 21 8 3 115 176 .221 .337 .353 .689 .265 247 10 8 6 3 6 9
1957 31 STL NL 1 28 767 685 77 164 28 5 17 2 5 71 154 .239 .315 .369 .685 .285 253 19 6 3 2 1 7
1958 32 STL NL 35 1041 914 95 204 32 8 23 12 7 107 225 .223 .307 .351 .658 .269 321 15 6 8 6 5 10
1959 33 SFG NL 50 1148 1018 99 232 35 8 18 10 9 109 209 .228 .306 .331 .637 .269 337 16 8 9 4 6 18
1960 34 SFG NL 39 978 868 112 200 27 8 18 13 7 91 190 .230 .305 .342 .648 .275 297 14 4 12 3 5 15
1961 35 SFG NL 37 579 507 72 134 13 4 12 8 2 57 105 .264 .347 .377 .723 .311 191 9 8 5 2 7 12
1962 36 DET AL 1 30 350 302 39 77 7 0 13 4 3 35 73 .255 .331 .407 .739 .290 123 5 2 6 5 1 3
1963 37 STL NL 11 52 47 12 15 1 2 0 1 1 5 8 .319 .385 .426 .810 .385 20 1 0 0 0 1 1
1964 38 BAL AL 7 38 33 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 5 6 .152 .263 .273 .536 .154 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 298 322 7073 6091 752 1403 193 45 151 72 49 822 1376 .230 .326 .351 .677 .272 2139 108 60 67 33 37 84
162 Game Avg. 37 40 884 761 94 175 24 6 19 9 6 103 172 .230 .326 .351 .677 .272 267 14 8 8 4 11
MLB Averages .257 .326 .386 .712 .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
1951 25 CLE AL 2.1 0.2 34 0.1 0.7 -0.6 1.23 0.3 -0.2 2.4 0.3 0.96 3.1 0 0 1
1952 26 CLE AL -15.5 -1.5 195 -1.1 2.1 -3.3 .82 -1.4 0.0 -16.2 -1.6 1.17 -16.0 4 2 4
1955 29 CHC NL 3.6 0.4 939 2.4 19.4 -17.0 1.20 0.6 1.4 21.2 2.2 0.95 11.3 2 0 0
1956 30 CHC NL -1.8 -0.2 742 -0.5 12.2 -12.8 1.00 -0.7 0.1 -5.2 -0.5 0.95 -7.8 1 0 3
1957 31 STL NL 9.5 1.0 776 2.6 15.3 -12.7 1.07 1.2 1.2 10.4 1.1 0.92 12.7 1 0 0
1958 32 STL NL 31.4 3.3 1072 1.9 21.2 -19.3 1.11 1.6 0.2 27.3 2.8 0.93 21.4 0 0 0
1959 33 SFG NL 28.9 3.0 1178 2.2 22.4 -20.2 1.08 1.8 0.3 32.9 3.5 0.96 22.8 10 3 2
1960 34 SFG NL 0.1 0.0 1014 0.4 17.8 -17.4 1.06 1.6 -1.2 -4.1 -0.4 0.95 11.1 3 0 1
1961 35 SFG NL -10.2 -1.0 597 -0.9 9.9 -10.8 1.02 -1.3 0.4 -10.7 -1.1 0.97 -13.0 9 2 9
1962 36 DET AL 3.2 0.3 363 -0.1 6.0 -6.1 1.02 0.0 -0.2 2.5 0.2 0.99 -0.8 3 6 15
1963 37 STL NL -5.7 -0.6 57 -0.4 1.4 -1.8 1.42 -0.3 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 1.06 -3.3 5 1 5
1964 38 BAL AL 1.5 0.2 39 0.0 0.2 -0.1 .21 0.2 0.0 1.7 0.2 0.79 2.6 0 2 5
12 Yrs 46.9 5.1 7006 6.5 128.6 -122.1 1.07 3.6 2.5 60.0 6.3 0.96 44.0 38 16 45

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
1951 25 CLE AL 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 100% 64.0 64 64 0 0 0 1 1.0 0.0 8.0
1952 26 CLE AL 14 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 3 .250 0 1 0 0 2 50% 41.0 60 20 2 2 2 1 3.8 1.6 4.3
1955 29 CHC NL 36 34 13 19 2 1 5 14 20 .412 3 0 12 4 17 50% 53.7 86 27 29 17 16 7 3.4 3.7 6.9
1956 30 CHC NL 33 28 8 14 6 1 4 11 16 .407 4 1 8 2 13 46% 53.5 81 16 21 10 7 13 4.2 4.8 6.5
1957 31 STL NL 28 27 11 9 7 1 1 16 11 .593 2 2 10 2 15 56% 56.0 92 26 21 6 5 8 4.4 4.6 6.7
1958 32 STL NL 35 35 14 13 8 1 5 17 18 .486 3 3 14 2 24 69% 59.5 88 29 25 6 12 4 3.9 4.1 7.1
1959 33 SFG NL 50 35 17 13 5 2 7 20 15 .571 0 6 16 4 23 66% 57.9 93 25 15 4 26 2 4.4 4.6 7.1
1960 34 SFG NL 39 35 16 13 6 3 3 19 15 .559 2 3 13 3 18 51% 56.0 91 24 23 9 14 7 4.3 4.4 6.6
1961 35 SFG NL 37 17 6 7 4 1 1 9 8 .529 2 2 2 0 7 41% 46.4 75 14 39 13 4 9 4.7 4.9 5.2
1962 36 DET AL 30 6 1 3 2 0 1 1 5 .167 1 1 1 0 2 33% 51.3 79 29 9 5 2 3 2.9 2.6 6.5
10 Yrs 304 222 87 95 40 10 29 108 112 .491 17 19 76 17 122 55% 55 93 14 184 72 88 55 4.1 4.3 6.7
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 118 -14 4.4 4.3 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
1951 25 CLE AL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 8 1.229 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
1952 26 CLE AL 14 10 2 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 13 8 62% 7 .817 4 2 4 1 1 8 7 3 7 2 7 2 5.7
1955 29 CHC NL 36 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 1 33% 4 1.202 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 9.5
1956 30 CHC NL 33 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .997 1 0 3 0 1 3 0 4 2 0 2 1 4.2
1957 31 STL NL 28 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.066 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0
1959 33 SFG NL 50 15 12 4 2 8 4 3 50% 8 0 10 4 40% 8 1.084 10 3 2 8 4 3 6 9 8 4 8 4 4.3
1960 34 SFG NL 39 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 40% 7 1.059 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 0 3.0
1961 35 SFG NL 37 20 10 2 1 1 1 0 100% 2 0 17 8 47% 8 1.025 9 2 9 4 3 13 10 10 9 6 9 3 5.9
1962 36 DET AL 30 24 3 1 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 27 12 44% 5 1.021 3 6 15 2 1 21 13 11 14 3 16 6 5.3
1963 37 STL NL 11 11 5 2 0 3 2 1 67% 3 0 5 0 0% 8 1.416 5 1 5 3 4 4 4 7 4 6 4 2 3.0
1964 38 BAL AL 7 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 4 .212 0 2 5 0 0 7 1 6 3 0 3 0 4.4
11 Yrs 287 100 45 15 6 16 9 6 56% 18 0 82 35 43% 1.064 38 16 45 21 17 61 46 53 51 25 53 18 4.9

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%
1951 25 CLE AL 34 53% 0.0% 11.8% 14.7% 2.9% 25% 0.62 71% 6 0 0%
1952 26 CLE AL 184 53% 3.3% 15.2% 20.1% 8.2% 40% 0.75 58% 51 3 6%
1955 29 CHC NL 1070 60% 2.1% 18.5% 17.3% 4.4% 27% 0.90 59% 182 15 8%
1956 30 CHC NL 832 58% 2.5% 21.2% 13.8% 5.4% 29% 0.77 61% 141 10 7%
1957 31 STL NL 767 53% 2.2% 20.1% 9.3% 6.5% 31% 1.04 67% 144 19 13%
1958 32 STL NL 1041 52% 2.2% 21.6% 10.3% 6.1% 31% 0.97 65% 200 15 8%
1959 33 SFG NL 1148 49% 1.6% 18.2% 9.5% 5.3% 26% 0.87 69% 236 16 7%
1960 34 SFG NL 978 50% 1.8% 19.4% 9.3% 5.4% 27% 0.93 68% 186 14 8%
1961 35 SFG NL 579 53% 2.1% 18.1% 9.8% 5.0% 22% 0.92 68% 132 9 7%
1962 36 DET AL 350 55% 3.7% 20.9% 10.0% 5.7% 26% 0.85 63% 79 5 6%
1963 37 STL NL 52 81% 0.0% 15.4% 9.6% 5.8% 20% 1.00 75% 13 1 8%
1964 38 BAL AL 38 68% 2.6% 15.8% 13.2% 5.3% 40% 0.60 68% 6 1 17%
12 Yrs 7073 54% 2.1% 19.5% 11.6% 5.5% 28% 0.90 65% 1376 108 8%
MLB Averages 50% 2.2% 12.8% 8.9% 6.4% 28% 1.01 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
1951 25 CLE AL 34 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0% 0 0 0 11 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 26 CLE AL 184 38 6 0 13 4 2 4 2 16 10 3 63% 2 4 1 95 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1955 29 CHC NL 879 175 22 1 22 12 9 9 12 42 17 12 40% 7 5 4 342 11 8 58% 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 191
1956 30 CHC NL 727 155 21 0 21 10 10 13 7 26 9 5 35% 9 2 1 272 8 3 73% 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 105
1957 31 STL NL 766 164 17 1 13 5 12 6 11 28 11 5 39% 7 3 0 281 2 5 29% 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1
1958 32 STL NL 1041 204 23 0 24 14 9 11 12 48 17 13 35% 10 7 3 379 12 7 63% 11 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 0
1959 33 SFG NL 1148 232 18 0 20 5 13 10 8 53 23 10 43% 18 5 4 461 10 9 53% 10 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 17 0
1960 34 SFG NL 978 200 18 2 22 5 13 6 12 67 34 15 51% 15 8 2 333 13 7 65% 13 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
1961 35 SFG NL 579 134 12 0 15 1 11 6 6 31 13 5 42% 12 7 2 232 8 2 80% 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
1962 36 DET AL 349 77 13 1 7 4 9 7 6 17 13 3 76% 3 3 3 156 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
1963 37 STL NL 52 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 33% 1 1 2 29 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1964 38 BAL AL 38 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 6775 1403 151 5 159 61 88 72 77 333 148 72 44% 84 45 22 2604 72 49 60% 68 48 3 1 1 0 5 0 117 298
MLB Averages 52% 59%

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+
1951 25 0 1 .000 2.08 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.2 4 2 2 0 5 4 0 0 0 34 191 1.038 4.2 0.0 5.2 4.2 0.80 191
1952 26 2 4 .333 6.25 16 5 3 0 0 1 44.2 42 32 31 6 42 32 4 0 4 218 56 1.881 8.5 1.2 8.5 6.4 0.76 56
1953 27 2 4 .333 6.25 16 5 3 0 0 1 44.2 42 32 31 6 42 32 4 0 4 218 56 1.881 8.5 1.2 8.5 6.4 0.76 56
1954 28 2 4 .333 6.25 16 5 3 0 0 1 44.2 42 32 31 6 42 32 4 0 4 218 56 1.881 8.5 1.2 8.5 6.4 0.76 56
1955 29 16 24 .400 4.43 52 39 4 12 4 1 286.1 217 150 141 28 227 5 230 18 0 9 1288 91 1.551 6.8 0.9 7.1 7.2 1.01 91
1956 30 25 38 .397 4.23 85 67 7 20 6 1 475.0 372 243 223 49 342 11 406 26 0 11 2120 93 1.503 7.0 0.9 6.5 7.7 1.19 93
1957 31 37 47 .440 4.05 113 94 8 30 8 1 657.2 536 320 296 66 413 12 560 32 0 14 2887 98 1.443 7.3 0.9 5.7 7.7 1.36 98
1958 32 51 60 .459 3.73 148 129 8 44 10 1 907.2 740 415 376 89 520 17 785 38 0 21 3928 107 1.388 7.3 0.9 5.2 7.8 1.51 107
1959 33 72 75 .490 3.52 198 164 20 60 14 5 1178.1 972 514 461 107 629 23 994 46 0 26 5076 112 1.359 7.4 0.8 4.8 7.6 1.58 112
1960 34 90 89 .503 3.47 237 199 23 73 17 5 1412.1 1172 626 544 125 720 28 1184 50 0 34 6054 112 1.340 7.5 0.8 4.6 7.5 1.64 112
1961 35 98 97 .503 3.55 274 216 33 75 17 6 1540.2 1306 698 608 137 777 35 1289 58 0 41 6633 109 1.352 7.6 0.8 4.5 7.5 1.66 109
1962 36 100 101 .498 3.56 304 222 36 76 17 7 1622.0 1383 737 641 150 812 36 1362 60 0 44 6984 109 1.353 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.6 1.68 109
1963 37 102 101 .502 3.59 315 222 41 76 17 9 1633.0 1398 749 652 150 817 37 1370 60 0 45 7036 108 1.356 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.6 1.68 108
1964 38 102 101 .502 3.59 322 222 45 76 17 9 1643.1 1403 752 655 151 822 37 1376 60 0 45 7074 108 1.354 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.5 1.67 108

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
1951 25 1 0 1.000 2.00 9.0 4 2 2 0 5 4 0 1.000 4.0 5.0 4.0 0.80 0.0 2
1952 26 2 2 .500 7.82 38.0 44 37 33 7 43 29 5 2.289 10.4 10.2 6.9 0.67 1.7 14
1955 29 15 13 .536 3.76 254.0 182 118 106 23 192 208 15 1.472 6.4 6.8 7.4 1.08 0.8 36
1956 30 11 11 .500 4.11 197.0 167 100 90 23 124 184 9 1.477 7.6 5.7 8.4 1.48 1.1 33
1957 31 12 9 .571 3.39 191.0 173 80 72 18 75 161 6 1.298 8.2 3.5 7.6 2.15 0.8 28
1958 32 17 12 .586 2.94 263.0 212 96 86 24 111 237 6 1.228 7.3 3.8 8.1 2.14 0.8 35
1959 33 18 13 .581 3.08 283.0 251 108 97 19 118 219 9 1.304 8.0 3.8 7.0 1.86 0.6 50
1960 34 13 14 .481 4.37 245.0 226 132 119 20 103 199 5 1.343 8.3 3.8 7.3 1.93 0.7 39
1961 35 7 8 .467 4.77 134.0 145 79 71 13 62 110 9 1.545 9.7 4.2 7.4 1.77 0.9 37
1962 36 5 4 .556 3.67 81.0 76 37 33 13 35 73 2 1.370 8.4 3.9 8.1 2.09 1.4 30
1963 37 0 1 .000 9.82 11.0 16 13 12 0 5 8 0 1.909 13.1 4.1 6.5 1.60 0.0 11
1964 38 1 0 1.000 3.60 10.0 6 4 4 1 6 6 0 1.200 5.4 5.4 5.4 1.00 0.9 7
12 Yrs 102 87 .540 3.80 1716.0 1502 806 725 161 879 1438 66 1.388 7.9 7.5 1.64 0.8 322



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 NL (5, 39%)
0.39 Career Shares (531st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 ML (2, 13%)
0.13 Career Shares (187th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1958 NL  5.3 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1955 NL  3.2 (10th)
1958 NL  6.3 (1st)
1959 NL  5.7 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1958 NL  2.88 (2nd)
1959 NL  2.83 (1st)
1960 NL  3.19 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1955 NL  14 (5th)
1958 NL  14 (7th)
1959 NL  21 (1st)
1960 NL  18 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1957 NL  .571 (10th)
1959 NL  .583 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1958 NL  1.244 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  6.517 (1st)
1956 NL  7.394 (3rd)
1957 NL  8.080 (9th)
1958 NL  7.344 (1st)
1959 NL  7.714 (2nd)
1960 NL  7.692 (6th)
Career  7.684 (51st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  7.374 (1st)
1956 NL  8.396 (1st)
1957 NL  7.588 (1st)
1958 NL  8.100 (1st)
1959 NL  6.950 (2nd)
1960 NL  7.308 (5th)
Career  7.536 (68th)

Games Played s c a p y
1959 NL  50 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1955 NL  241.7 (4th)
1958 NL  250.0 (5th)
1959 NL  270.7 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1955 NL  198 (1st)
1956 NL  176 (1st)
1957 NL  154 (4th)
1958 NL  225 (1st)
1959 NL  209 (2nd)
1960 NL  190 (3rd)
Career  1,376 (241st)

Games Started s c a p y
1955 NL  34 (2nd)
1958 NL  35 (4th)
1959 NL  35 (7th)
1960 NL  35 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1955 NL  12 (8th)
1958 NL  14 (6th)
1959 NL  16 (7th)
1960 NL  13 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1955 NL  4 (2nd)
1956 NL  2 (10th)
1957 NL  2 (10th)
1958 NL  2 (6th)
1959 NL  4 (1st)
1960 NL  3 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  185 (1st)
1956 NL  115 (1st)
1957 NL  71 (8th)
1958 NL  107 (1st)
1959 NL  109 (1st)
1960 NL  91 (6th)
Career  822 (227th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  2.169 (6th)
1958 NL  2.103 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  0.819 (4th)
1959 NL  0.599 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1955 NL  20 (1st)
1956 NL  14 (6th)
1958 NL  13 (7th)
1959 NL  15 (5th)
1960 NL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  110 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (8th)
1958 NL  7 (6th)
1960 NL  8 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1955 NL  14 (1st)
1956 NL  8 (3rd)
1957 NL  6 (10th)
1958 NL  6 (7th)
1959 NL  8 (4th)
1961 NL  8 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1955 NL  1,070 (2nd)
1958 NL  1,041 (5th)
1959 NL  1,148 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1958 NL  144 (2nd)
1959 NL  134 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1957 NL  3.25 (5th)
1958 NL  3.23 (4th)
1959 NL  3.16 (3rd)
1960 NL  3.12 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1958 NL  31 (1st)
1959 NL  29 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1958 NL  3.3 (1st)
1959 NL  3.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1955 NL  21.19 (6th)
1958 NL  27.26 (2nd)
1959 NL  32.92 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  2.4 (4th)
1957 NL  2.6 (8th)
1959 NL  2.2 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1958 NL  1.6 (9th)
1959 NL  1.8 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1955 NL  2.2 (5th)
1958 NL  2.8 (3rd)
1959 NL  3.5 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1963 NL  born 1925-12-14 (10th)
1964 AL  born 1925-12-14 (6th)

             

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 - 25 (70), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 98 (224), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 29 (474), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (867), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (514th), 18.0 career WAR/20.0 7yr-peak WAR/19.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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