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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 28, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #541. Woodie Fryman… #542. George McQuillan… #543. Kelvim Escobar… #544. SAM JONES… #545. Ray Culp… #546. Ervin Santana… #547. Jeff Suppan… 

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
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

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
1951 25 CLE AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 26 CLE AL 14 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 0 0 1
1955 ★ 29 CHC NL 36 85 77 2 14 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 27 .182 .213 .195 .407 9 15 4 0 5 0 0 1 AS
1956 30 CHC NL 33 70 57 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 19 .175 .230 .175 .405 12 10 1 0 10 0 0 1
1957 31 STL NL 28 70 63 2 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 25 .159 .182 .175 .356 -4 11 0 1 4 1 0 1
1958 32 STL NL 35 95 90 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 26 .100 .118 .100 .218 -42 9 3 0 2 1 0 1
1959 ★ 33 SFG NL 50 100 85 3 11 1 0 0 8 0 0 3 30 .129 .157 .141 .298 -18 12 1 0 11 1 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1960 34 SFG NL 39 89 80 3 16 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 20 .200 .207 .225 .432 22 18 0 0 7 1 0 1
1961 35 SFG NL 37 42 36 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .139 .162 .194 .357 -4 7 0 0 5 0 0 1
1962 36 DET AL 30 21 21 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .095 .095 .238 .333 -15 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
1963 37 STL NL 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1964 38 BAL AL 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 322 587 522 16 78 7 0 1 27 0 0 17 167 .149 .176 .169 .345 -6 88 9 1 44 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 295 263 8 39 4 0 1 14 0 0 9 84 .149 .176 .169 .345 -6 44 5 1 22
SFG (3 yrs) 126 231 201 6 32 5 0 0 13 0 0 5 57 .159 .178 .184 .362 -0 37 1 0 23 2 0
STL (3 yrs) 74 167 154 4 19 1 0 0 7 0 0 4 51 .123 .149 .130 .279 -26 20 3 1 6 2 0
CHC (2 yrs) 69 155 134 5 24 1 0 0 6 0 0 7 46 .179 .220 .187 .406 11 25 5 0 15 0 0
CLE (2 yrs) 16 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167 -52 1 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 30 21 21 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .095 .095 .238 .333 -15 5 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 269 553 489 15 75 7 0 0 26 0 0 16 154 .153 .180 .168 .348 -5 82 9 1 44 4 0
AL (4 yrs) 53 34 33 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 13 .091 .118 .182 .299 -20 6 0 0 0 0 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
1951 25 CLE AL 2 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1952 26 CLE AL 14 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1955 ★ 29 CHC NL 36 85 -10 0 -1 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1 AS
1956 30 CHC NL 33 70 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1
1957 31 STL NL 28 70 -10 -1 0 0 8 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 1
1958 32 STL NL 35 95 -19 0 -0 0 10 -9 -1.0 0 -9 -1.0 .473 .494 -0.9 -0.0 -9 1
1959 ★ 33 SFG NL 50 100 -16 -1 0 0 11 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1960 34 SFG NL 39 89 -7 -0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1961 35 SFG NL 37 42 -6 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1962 36 DET AL 30 21 -3 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1963 37 STL NL 11 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1964 38 BAL AL 7 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $8,500 /1
12 Seasons 322 587 -81 -2 1 0 65 -18 -2.0 0 -18 -2.0 .494 .499 -1.8 -0.2 -18 $8,500
SFG (3 yrs) 126 231 -29 -1 1 0 26 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3
STL (3 yrs) 74 167 -29 -1 0 0 18 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .483 .496 -1.3 -0.0 -12
CHC (2 yrs) 69 155 -17 0 -0 0 16 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1
CLE (2 yrs) 16 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
BAL (1 yr) 7 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $8,500
DET (1 yr) 30 21 -3 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1951 CLE AL 25 P 2 1 0 8.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.00 .955 2.08 2.05 0 1 100% 45% 0
1952 CLE AL 26 P 14 4 0 36.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.29 .965 2.10 2.10 2 3 60% 46% 0
1955 CHC NL 29 P 36 34 12 241.2 55 14 36 5 0 .909 1.86 1.39 .950 2.04 2.02 11 8 42% 44% 0 AS
1956 CHC NL 30 P 33 28 8 188.2 32 7 21 4 3 .875 1.34 0.85 .966 2.05 2.03 8 3 27% 41% 0
1957 STL NL 31 P 28 27 10 182.2 41 13 27 1 1 .976 1.97 1.43 .962 2.06 2.08 2 5 71% 39% 1
1958 STL NL 32 P 35 35 14 250.0 46 14 31 1 3 .978 1.62 1.29 .955 1.97 1.96 12 7 37% 39% 1
1959 SFG NL 33 P 50 35 16 270.2 47 10 34 3 2 .936 1.46 0.88 .954 1.99 1.97 10 9 47% 38% 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1960 SFG NL 34 P 39 35 13 234.0 45 6 34 5 1 .889 1.54 1.03 .962 2.09 2.08 13 7 35% 40% 2
1961 SFG NL 35 P 37 17 2 128.1 19 7 11 1 1 .947 1.26 0.49 .959 2.18 2.15 8 2 20% 38% 0
1962 DET AL 36 P 30 6 1 81.1 20 11 8 1 0 .950 2.10 0.63 .958 2.08 2.07 4 3 43% 36% 0
1963 STL NL 37 P 11 0 0 11.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.18 .950 2.05 2.06 1 1 50% 42% 0
1964 BAL AL 38 P 7 0 0 10.1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.87 0.14 .960 1.92 1.89 1 0 0% 37% 0
12 Seasons P 322 222 76 1643.1 314 84 209 21 12 .933 1.60 0.91 .958 2.05 2.04 72 49 40% 40% 5
12 Seasons TOT 322 222 76 1643.1 314 84 209 21 12 .933 1.60 0.91 .958 2.05 2.04 72 49 40% 40% 5
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (2nd)
1956 NL  4 (1st)
1959 NL  3 (4th)
1960 NL  5 (1st)

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

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
1964 38 Baltimore Orioles $8,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,500
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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