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Jim Kern

James Lester Kern

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 15, 1949 in Gladwin, MI
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1974 (Age 25.175)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Rangers/Reds/WhiteSox/Brewers/... 1974-1986
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: May 30, 1986 (Age 37.076)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 21, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #769. Tom Seaton… #770. Jim Turner… #771. Matt Garza… #772. JIM KERN… #773. Greg Minton… #774. Max Butcher… #775. Jose DeLeon… 

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
1974 25 CLE AL 0 1 .000 4.70 4 3 0 1 0 0 15.1 16 9 8 1 14 1 11 0 1 0 76 79 4.73 1.957 9.4 0.6 8.2 6.5 0.79
1975 26 CLE AL 1 2 .333 3.77 13 7 1 0 0 0 71.2 60 31 30 5 45 3 55 5 1 3 311 100 4.05 1.465 7.5 0.6 5.7 6.9 1.22
1976 27 CLE AL 10 7 .588 2.37 50 2 31 0 0 15 117.2 91 38 31 2 50 7 111 5 2 6 480 146 2.37 1.198 7.0 0.2 3.8 8.5 2.22
1977 ★ 28 CLE AL 8 10 .444 3.42 60 0 46 0 0 18 92.0 85 39 35 3 47 8 91 6 0 4 393 116 2.91 1.435 8.3 0.3 4.6 8.9 1.94 AS
1978 ★ 29 CLE AL 10 10 .500 3.08 58 0 43 0 0 13 99.1 77 36 34 4 58 7 95 3 0 5 423 122 3.04 1.359 7.0 0.4 5.3 8.6 1.64 AS
1979 ★ 30 TEX AL 13 5 .722 1.57 71 0 57 0 0 29 143.0 99 35 25 5 62 6 136 2 0 5 578 264 2.63 1.126 6.2 0.3 3.9 8.6 2.19 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1980 31 TEX AL 3 11 .214 4.83 38 1 15 0 0 2 63.1 65 38 34 4 45 10 40 2 1 3 295 81 4.54 1.737 9.2 0.6 6.4 5.7 0.89
1981 32 TEX AL 1 2 .333 2.70 23 0 15 0 0 6 30.0 21 10 9 0 22 3 20 1 1 1 131 129 3.57 1.433 6.3 0.0 6.6 6.0 0.91
1982 33 TOT MLB 5 6 .455 3.46 63 1 33 0 0 5 104.0 81 43 40 6 60 14 66 2 2 11 447 110 3.99 1.356 7.0 0.5 5.2 5.7 1.10
1982 33 CIN NL 3 5 .375 2.84 50 0 26 0 0 2 76.0 61 27 24 3 48 14 43 2 2 9 335 130 4.07 1.434 7.2 0.4 5.7 5.1 0.90
1982 33 CHW AL 2 1 .667 5.14 13 1 7 0 0 3 28.0 20 16 16 3 12 0 23 0 0 2 112 80 3.75 1.143 6.4 1.0 3.9 7.4 1.92
1983 34 CHW AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2.76 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 35 TOT MLB 1 1 .500 7.50 14 0 8 0 0 0 18.0 26 16 15 3 13 1 12 0 0 3 93 52 5.77 2.167 13.0 1.5 6.5 6.0 0.92
1984 35 PHI NL 0 1 .000 10.13 8 0 5 0 0 0 13.1 20 16 15 3 10 1 8 0 0 3 70 37 6.74 2.250 13.5 2.0 6.8 5.4 0.80
1984 35 MIL AL 1 0 1.000 0.00 6 0 3 0 0 0 4.2 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 23 2.98 1.929 11.6 0.0 5.8 7.7 1.33
1985 36 MIL AL 0 1 .000 6.55 5 0 1 0 0 0 11.0 14 8 8 1 5 1 3 0 0 3 50 66 4.68 1.727 11.5 0.8 4.1 2.5 0.60
1986 37 CLE AL 1 1 .500 7.90 16 0 4 0 0 0 27.1 34 28 24 1 23 0 11 3 0 3 142 53 5.30 2.085 11.2 0.3 7.6 3.6 0.48
13 Yrs 53 57 .482 3.32 416 14 254 1 0 88 793.1 670 332 293 35 444 61 651 29 8 48 3422 116 3.40 1.404 7.6 0.4 5.0 7.4 1.47
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .482 3.32 66 2 40 0 0 14 125 106 53 46 6 70 10 103 5 1 8 541 116 3.40 1.404 7.6 0.4 5.0 7.4 1.47
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
CLE (6 yrs) 30 31 .492 3.44 201 12 125 1 0 46 423.1 363 181 162 16 237 26 374 22 4 21 1825 109 3.20 1.417 7.7 0.3 5.0 8.0 1.58
TEX (3 yrs) 17 18 .486 2.59 132 1 87 0 0 37 236.1 185 83 68 9 129 19 196 5 2 9 1004 155 3.26 1.329 7.0 0.3 4.9 7.5 1.52
MIL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 4.60 11 0 4 0 0 0 15.2 20 8 8 1 8 1 7 0 0 3 73 93 4.18 1.787 11.5 0.6 4.6 4.0 0.88
CHW (2 yrs) 2 1 .667 5.02 14 1 7 0 0 3 28.2 21 17 16 3 12 0 23 0 0 3 115 83 3.73 1.151 6.6 0.9 3.8 7.2 1.92
CIN (1 yr) 3 5 .375 2.84 50 0 26 0 0 2 76.0 61 27 24 3 48 14 43 2 2 9 335 130 4.07 1.434 7.2 0.4 5.7 5.1 0.90
PHI (1 yr) 0 1 .000 10.13 8 0 5 0 0 0 13.1 20 16 15 3 10 1 8 0 0 3 70 37 6.74 2.250 13.5 2.0 6.8 5.4 0.80
AL (13 yrs) 50 51 .495 3.25 358 14 223 1 0 86 704.0 589 289 254 29 386 46 600 27 6 36 3017 119 3.26 1.385 7.5 0.4 4.9 7.7 1.55
NL (2 yrs) 3 6 .333 3.93 58 0 31 0 0 2 89.1 81 43 39 6 58 15 51 2 2 12 405 94 4.47 1.556 8.2 0.6 5.8 5.1 0.88
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
1974 25 CLE AL 15.1 4 3 9 5.28 4.16 0.22 0.06 97.8 3.91 -2 -0.2 .1 0.0 -0.1 -1 .438 .498
1975 26 CLE AL 71.2 13 7 31 3.89 4.38 -0.04 -0.04 101.4 4.44 4 0.5 .4 -0.1 1.1 11 .537 .503
1976 27 CLE AL 117.2 50 2 38 2.91 3.93 -0.15 -0.28 97.8 3.72 11 1.3 2.5 0.6 3.1 21 .525 .508
1977 ★ 28 CLE AL 92.0 60 0 39 3.82 4.51 -0.04 -0.36 98.9 4.14 3 0.3 2.2 0.0 1.3 13 .505 .502 $110,000 AS
1978 ★ 29 CLE AL 99.1 58 0 36 3.26 4.37 -0.10 -0.36 102.3 4.21 10 1.2 2.3 0.6 2.7 20 .520 .507 $110,000 AS
1979 ★ 30 TEX AL 143.0 71 0 35 2.20 4.70 0.29 -0.38 98.5 3.97 28 2.9 2.4 1.8 6.2 43 .541 .518 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1980 31 TEX AL 63.1 38 1 38 5.40 4.49 -0.54 -0.32 96.3 4.54 -6 -0.7 2.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0 .483 .496
1981 32 TEX AL 30.0 23 0 10 3.00 4.21 0.32 -0.33 95.3 3.38 1 0.1 1.7 -0.0 0.4 4 .506 .501 $163,000
1982 33 CIN NL 76.0 50 0 27 3.20 4.18 -0.34 -0.32 102.3 4.30 8 1.0 1.6 0.1 1.8 16 .519 .506
1982 33 CHW AL 28.0 13 1 16 5.14 4.14 -0.21 -0.22 100.6 4.16 -3 -0.3 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .477 .498
1983 34 CHW AL 0.2 1 0 1 13.50 4.04 0.42 -0.32 96.0 3.16 -1 -0.1 .9 0.0 -0.1 -1 .425 .500
1984 35 PHI NL 13.1 8 0 16 10.80 4.13 -0.11 -0.32 102.5 4.01 -10 -1.0 .7 0.1 -0.8 -9 .373 .494
1984 35 MIL AL 4.2 6 0 0 0.00 5.17 -0.22 -0.41 101.0 5.04 3 0.3 1.7 0.1 0.4 3 .548 .502
1985 36 MIL AL 11.0 5 0 8 6.55 4.78 -0.23 -0.37 97.6 4.53 -2 -0.2 1.2 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .451 .498
1986 37 CLE AL 27.1 16 0 28 9.22 4.90 -0.31 -0.38 99.7 4.81 -13 -1.3 1.4 -0.3 -1.3 -11 .420 .492 $90,000
13 Seasons 793.1 416 14 332 3.77 4.38 -0.07 -0.30 99.4 4.13 31 3.7 2.0 2.4 14.0 106 .509 .505 $473,000
CLE (6 yrs) 423.1 201 12 181 3.85 4.31 -0.09 -0.27 99.8 4.13 13 1.7 2.1 0.8 6.8 53 .508 .504 $310,000
TEX (3 yrs) 236.1 132 1 83 3.16 4.58 0.07 -0.36 97.5 4.05 23 2.4 2.2 1.3 6.1 47 .518 .509 $163,000
MIL (2 yrs) 15.2 11 0 8 4.60 4.90 -0.23 -0.38 98.6 4.68 0 0.0 1.5 0.1 0.2 2 .504 .500
CHW (2 yrs) 28.2 14 1 17 5.34 4.14 -0.20 -0.22 100.5 4.14 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .473 .498
CIN (1 yr) 76.0 50 0 27 3.20 4.18 -0.34 -0.32 102.3 4.30 8 1.0 1.6 0.1 1.8 16 .519 .506
PHI (1 yr) 13.1 8 0 16 10.80 4.13 -0.11 -0.32 102.5 4.01 -10 -1.0 .7 0.1 -0.8 -9 .373 .494

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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
1974 25 CLE AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 26 CLE AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 27 CLE AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 ★ 28 CLE AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1978 ★ 29 CLE AL 58 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1979 ★ 30 TEX AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1980 31 TEX AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 32 TEX AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 33 TOT MLB 63 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 -62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 33 CIN NL 50 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 -62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 33 CHW AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 34 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1984 35 TOT MLB 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 35 PHI NL 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1984 35 MIL AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1985 36 MIL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1986 37 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Yrs 416 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
CLE (6 yrs) 201 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (3 yrs) 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIL (2 yrs) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (2 yrs) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 50 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 -62 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 358 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 58 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .111 .000 .111 -66 0 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
1974 25 CLE AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1975 26 CLE AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 27 CLE AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 ★ 28 CLE AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $110,000 1 AS
1978 ★ 29 CLE AL 58 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $110,000 1 AS
1979 ★ 30 TEX AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1980 31 TEX AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1981 32 TEX AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $163,000 1
1982 33 CIN NL 50 8 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1982 33 CHW AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 34 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1984 35 PHI NL 8 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1984 35 MIL AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1985 36 MIL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1986 37 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $90,000 1
13 Seasons 416 10 -2 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.3 1 $473,000
CLE (6 yrs) 201 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $310,000
TEX (3 yrs) 132 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $163,000
MIL (2 yrs) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHW (2 yrs) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHI (1 yr) 8 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CIN (1 yr) 50 8 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1974 CLE AL 25 P 4 3 1 15.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.59 0.25 .950 1.82 1.80 3 1 25% 38% 0
1975 CLE AL 26 P 13 7 0 71.2 17 4 11 2 0 .882 1.88 1.15 .940 1.87 1.86 10 6 38% 38% 0
1976 CLE AL 27 P 50 2 0 117.2 24 7 14 3 2 .875 1.61 0.42 .950 1.87 1.88 11 9 45% 34% 0
1977 CLE AL 28 P 60 0 0 92.0 21 5 13 3 2 .857 1.76 0.30 .948 1.95 1.93 12 10 45% 39% 1 AS
1978 CLE AL 29 P 58 0 0 99.1 20 4 16 0 0 1.000 1.81 0.34 .954 1.90 1.88 12 6 33% 38% 3 AS
1979 TEX AL 30 P 71 0 0 143.0 32 9 16 7 1 .781 1.57 0.35 .949 1.92 1.89 6 5 45% 36% 0 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1980 TEX AL 31 P 38 1 0 63.1 12 0 12 0 1 1.000 1.71 0.32 .957 1.85 1.85 5 1 17% 35% 0
1981 TEX AL 32 P 23 0 0 30.0 7 3 3 1 0 .857 1.80 0.26 .963 1.98 1.98 0 1 100% 38% 0
1982 TOT MLB 33 P 63 1 0 104.0 24 6 18 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.38 .954 1.92 1.93 8 6 43% 33% 0
1982 CIN NL 33 P 50 0 0 76.0 18 3 15 0 0 1.000 2.13 0.36 .952 1.97 1.97 7 4 36% 32% 0
1982 CHW AL 33 P 13 1 0 28.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.46 .958 1.80 1.80 1 2 67% 36% 0
1983 CHW AL 34 P 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.35 1.80 0 0 0
1984 TOT MLB 35 P 14 0 0 18.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.21 .957 1.85 1.84 3 0 0% 33% 0
1984 PHI NL 35 P 8 0 0 13.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.25 .955 1.89 1.88 2 0 0% 31% 0
1984 MIL AL 35 P 6 0 0 4.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.17 .960 1.74 1.78 1 0 0% 36% 0
1985 MIL AL 36 P 5 0 0 11.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 4.09 1.00 .952 1.88 1.84 0 0 0
1986 CLE AL 37 P 16 0 0 27.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.50 .958 1.84 1.81 4 1 20% 34% 0
13 Seasons P 416 14 1 793.1 174 43 115 16 7 .908 1.79 0.38 .951 1.90 1.89 74 46 38% 36% 4
13 Seasons TOT 416 14 1 793.1 174 43 115 16 7 .908 1.79 0.38 .951 1.90 1.89 74 46 38% 36% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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))
1979 AL (11, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 AL (4, 18%)
0.18 Career Shares (174th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1979 AL  6.2 (10th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1979 AL  6.2 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1979 AL  .722 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1977 AL  60 (8th)
1978 AL  58 (8th)
1979 AL  71 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1976 AL  15 (6th)
1977 AL  18 (4th)
1978 AL  13 (9th)
1979 AL  29 (2nd)
Career  88 (164th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1979 AL  136 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1982 NL  9 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1976 AL  31 (9th)
1977 AL  46 (6th)
1978 AL  43 (9th)
1979 AL  57 (2nd)
Career  254 (170th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  39 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1979 AL  3.9 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  18.83 (10th)
1979 AL  41.61 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.2 (8th)
1979 AL  4.7 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 AL  3.0 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  2.1 (10th)
1979 AL  4.2 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1979 AL  71 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1979 AL  7 (1st)

                                         

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 - 22 (1032), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (715), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (867), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (100th), 14.1 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/15.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1977 28 Cleveland Indians $110,000 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$330K
1978 29 Cleveland Indians $110,000 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$330K
1979 30 Cleveland Indians $110,000 ? 3/5/77 TSN 3/$330K
1981 32 Texas Rangers $163,000 ? 1/23/82 TSN
1986 37 Cleveland Indians $90,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$583,000
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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