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Ron Kline

Ronald Lee Kline

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: March 9, 1932 in Callery, PA
High School: Callery HS (Callery, PA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1952 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Senators/Twins/Tigers/Cardinals/... 1952-1970

Final Game: June 13, 1970 (Age 38)
Died: June 22, 2002 in Callery, PA
Buried: Brownsdale Cemetery, Brownsdale, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #726. Yovani Gallardo… #727. Richard Dotson… #728. Mickey McDermott… #729. RON KLINE… #730. Jimmy Ring… #731. Jack Warhop… #732. Pascual Perez… 

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1952 20 PIT NL 0 7 .000 5.49 4.95 27 11 5 0 0 0 78.2 74 55 48 3 66 27 6 3 4 368 72 1.780 8.5 0.3 7.6 3.1 0.41
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 23 PIT NL 6 13 .316 4.15 4.17 36 19 12 2 1 2 136.2 161 78 63 13 53 5 48 5 2 2 611 99 1.566 10.6 0.9 3.5 3.2 0.91
1956 24 PIT NL 14 18 .438 3.38 3.68 44 39 2 9 2 2 264.0 263 110 99 26 81 8 125 5 0 10 1102 111 1.303 9.0 0.9 2.8 4.3 1.54
1957 25 PIT NL 9 16 .360 4.04 4.22 40 31 2 11 2 0 205.0 214 107 92 27 61 6 88 1 0 2 871 94 1.341 9.4 1.2 2.7 3.9 1.44
1958 26 PIT NL 13 16 .448 3.53 4.09 32 32 0 11 2 0 237.1 220 96 93 25 92 14 109 0 0 3 986 110 1.315 8.3 0.9 3.5 4.1 1.18
1959 27 PIT NL 11 13 .458 4.26 4.33 33 29 1 7 0 0 186.0 186 95 88 23 70 9 91 2 1 9 796 90 1.376 9.0 1.1 3.4 4.4 1.30
1960 28 STL NL 4 9 .308 6.04 5.03 34 17 6 1 0 1 117.2 133 86 79 21 43 5 54 0 0 4 523 67 1.496 10.2 1.6 3.3 4.1 1.26
1961 29 TOT AL 8 9 .471 4.14 4.06 36 20 6 3 1 1 161.0 172 87 74 19 61 6 97 1 1 5 701 105 1.447 9.6 1.1 3.4 5.4 1.59
1961 29 LAA AL 3 6 .333 4.90 4.51 26 12 5 0 0 1 104.2 119 62 57 16 44 5 70 1 1 2 464 91 1.557 10.2 1.4 3.8 6.0 1.59
1961 29 DET AL 5 3 .625 2.72 3.21 10 8 1 3 1 0 56.1 53 25 17 3 17 1 27 0 0 3 237 152 1.243 8.5 0.5 2.7 4.3 1.59
1962 30 DET AL 3 6 .333 4.31 4.08 36 4 16 0 0 2 77.1 88 40 37 9 28 2 47 2 0 4 343 95 1.500 10.2 1.0 3.3 5.5 1.68
1963 31 WSA AL 3 8 .273 2.79 2.91 62 1 46 0 0 17 93.2 85 36 29 3 30 7 49 3 0 5 383 135 1.228 8.2 0.3 2.9 4.7 1.63
1964 32 WSA AL 10 7 .588 2.32 3.11 61 0 52 0 0 14 81.1 81 29 21 4 21 9 40 2 0 7 344 161 1.254 9.0 0.4 2.3 4.4 1.90
1965 33 WSA AL 7 6 .538 2.63 3.41 74 0 58 0 0 29 99.1 106 36 29 7 32 14 52 2 0 1 434 132 1.389 9.6 0.6 2.9 4.7 1.63 MVP-29
1966 34 WSA AL 6 4 .600 2.39 3.83 63 0 46 0 0 23 90.1 79 32 24 12 17 7 46 0 0 0 355 146 1.063 7.9 1.2 1.7 4.6 2.71
1967 35 MIN AL 7 1 .875 3.77 4.02 54 0 26 0 0 5 71.2 71 33 30 10 15 7 36 1 0 2 294 93 1.200 8.9 1.3 1.9 4.5 2.40
1968 36 PIT NL 12 5 .706 1.68 2.76 56 0 31 0 0 7 112.2 94 26 21 3 31 11 48 2 0 0 449 173 1.109 7.5 0.2 2.5 3.8 1.55
1969 37 TOT MLB 1 6 .143 5.19 4.76 43 0 25 0 0 4 59.0 77 40 34 8 28 8 29 1 0 1 278 71 1.780 11.7 1.2 4.3 4.4 1.04
1969 37 TOT NL 1 5 .167 5.36 3.56 27 0 16 0 0 3 42.0 53 29 25 4 11 5 22 1 0 0 186 67 1.524 11.4 0.9 2.4 4.7 2.00
1969 37 PIT NL 1 3 .250 5.81 3.38 20 0 13 0 0 3 31.0 37 23 20 3 5 2 15 1 0 0 134 61 1.355 10.7 0.9 1.5 4.4 3.00
1969 37 SFG NL 0 2 .000 4.09 4.05 7 0 3 0 0 0 11.0 16 6 5 1 6 3 7 0 0 0 52 90 2.000 13.1 0.8 4.9 5.7 1.17
1969 37 BOS AL 0 1 .000 4.76 7.74 16 0 9 0 0 1 17.0 24 11 9 4 17 3 7 0 0 1 92 83 2.412 12.7 2.1 9.0 3.7 0.41
1970 38 ATL NL 0 0 7.11 10.85 5 0 4 0 0 1 6.1 9 5 5 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 30 63 1.737 12.8 5.7 2.8 4.3 1.50
17 Yrs 114 144 .442 3.75 3.99 736 203 338 44 8 108 2078.0 2113 991 866 217 731 118 989 33 7 59 8868 102 1.369 9.2 0.9 3.2 4.3 1.35
162 Game Avg. 8 10 .442 3.75 3.99 53 15 24 3 1 8 150 153 72 63 16 53 72 2 1 4 642 102 1.369 9.2 0.9 3.2 4.3 1.35
W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
PIT (8 yrs) 66 91 .420 3.77 3.99 288 161 66 40 7 14 1251.1 1249 590 524 123 459 55 551 22 6 30 5317 100 1.365 9.0 0.9 3.3 4.0 1.20
WSA (4 yrs) 26 25 .510 2.54 3.32 260 1 202 0 0 83 364.2 351 133 103 26 100 37 187 7 0 13 1516 142 1.237 8.7 0.6 2.5 4.6 1.87
DET (2 yrs) 8 9 .471 3.64 3.71 46 12 17 3 1 2 133.2 141 65 54 12 45 3 74 2 0 7 580 113 1.392 9.5 0.8 3.0 5.0 1.64
MIN (1 yr) 7 1 .875 3.77 4.02 54 0 26 0 0 5 71.2 71 33 30 10 15 7 36 1 0 2 294 93 1.200 8.9 1.3 1.9 4.5 2.40
LAA (1 yr) 3 6 .333 4.90 4.51 26 12 5 0 0 1 104.2 119 62 57 16 44 5 70 1 1 2 464 91 1.557 10.2 1.4 3.8 6.0 1.59
SFG (1 yr) 0 2 .000 4.09 4.05 7 0 3 0 0 0 11.0 16 6 5 1 6 3 7 0 0 0 52 90 2.000 13.1 0.8 4.9 5.7 1.17
ATL (1 yr) 0 0 7.11 10.85 5 0 4 0 0 1 6.1 9 5 5 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 30 63 1.737 12.8 5.7 2.8 4.3 1.50
STL (1 yr) 4 9 .308 6.04 5.03 34 17 6 1 0 1 117.2 133 86 79 21 43 5 54 0 0 4 523 67 1.496 10.2 1.6 3.3 4.1 1.26
BOS (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.76 7.74 16 0 9 0 0 1 17.0 24 11 9 4 17 3 7 0 0 1 92 83 2.412 12.7 2.1 9.0 3.7 0.41
NL (10 yrs) 70 102 .407 3.98 4.11 334 178 79 41 7 16 1386.1 1407 687 613 149 510 63 615 22 6 34 5922 95 1.383 9.1 1.0 3.3 4.0 1.21
AL (8 yrs) 44 42 .512 3.29 3.76 402 25 259 3 1 92 691.2 706 304 253 68 221 55 374 11 1 25 2946 117 1.340 9.2 0.9 2.9 4.9 1.69

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
1952 20 PIT NL 78.2 27 11 55 6.29 4.33 -0.17 0.00 107.7 4.84 -13 -1.3 .6 0.0 -0.5 -5 .451 .492
1955 23 PIT NL 136.2 36 19 78 5.14 4.80 -0.28 0.00 100.5 5.10 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 1.6 14 .506 .501
1956 24 PIT NL 264.0 44 39 110 3.75 4.28 -0.02 0.00 100.8 4.33 22 2.4 .8 -0.1 5.0 43 .555 .515
1957 25 PIT NL 205.0 40 31 107 4.70 4.42 0.34 0.00 99.1 4.04 -13 -1.4 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .465 .491
1958 26 PIT NL 237.1 32 32 96 3.64 4.39 0.37 0.00 97.7 3.92 9 0.9 -0.1 3.2 32 .529 .506
1959 27 PIT NL 186.0 33 29 95 4.60 4.49 0.02 0.00 98.8 4.41 -5 -0.6 1.3 -0.1 1.2 15 .483 .497
1960 28 STL NL 117.2 34 17 86 6.58 4.44 0.01 -0.00 108.3 4.79 -24 -2.4 1.1 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .429 .485
1961 29 LAA AL 104.2 26 12 62 5.33 4.62 0.08 -0.00 112.7 5.11 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.6 6 .492 .499
1961 29 DET AL 56.1 10 8 25 3.99 4.50 0.39 0.06 102.4 4.27 2 0.2 1.9 -0.0 0.6 6 .521 .501
1962 30 DET AL 77.1 36 4 40 4.66 4.47 -0.10 -0.11 101.6 4.54 0 0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.6 5 .500 .500
1963 31 WSA AL 93.2 62 1 36 3.46 4.12 -0.12 -0.16 104.1 4.24 9 1.0 1.8 0.2 2.1 15 .517 .506
1964 32 WSA AL 81.1 61 0 29 3.21 4.15 0.12 -0.17 102.0 3.94 8 0.9 1.9 0.2 1.8 13 .515 .506
1965 33 WSA AL 99.1 74 0 36 3.26 3.92 -0.31 -0.16 100.4 4.10 9 1.1 1.6 0.1 2.0 16 .515 .507 MVP-29
1966 34 WSA AL 90.1 63 0 32 3.19 3.97 0.25 -0.16 101.7 3.62 6 0.6 1.7 0.1 1.6 11 .510 .504
1967 35 MIN AL 71.2 54 0 33 4.14 3.69 -0.18 -0.15 106.5 3.97 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.5 4 .499 .500 $35,000
1968 36 PIT NL 112.2 56 0 26 2.08 3.39 0.36 -0.15 97.5 2.81 8 1.0 1.5 0.1 2.1 17 .517 .506
1969 37 PIT NL 31.0 20 0 23 6.68 4.01 -0.01 -0.17 99.3 3.82 -10 -1.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.9 -7 .446 .493
1969 37 SFG NL 11.0 7 0 6 4.91 4.50 -0.10 -0.19 100.2 4.42 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.0 0.0 0 .489 .500
1969 37 BOS AL 17.0 16 0 11 5.82 4.37 -0.02 -0.18 103.7 4.36 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .482 .498 $40,000
1970 38 ATL NL 6.1 5 0 5 7.11 4.54 -0.09 -0.19 108.2 4.80 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .466 .499
17 Seasons 2078.0 736 203 991 4.29 4.29 0.07 -0.05 101.7 4.24 1 0.8 1.4 -0.6 20.4 179 .501 .502 $75,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
PIT (8 yrs) 1251.1 288 161 590 4.24 4.33 0.12 -0.02 99.7 4.19 -2 0.2 1.1 -0.5 12.4 115 .501 .501
WSA (4 yrs) 364.2 260 1 133 3.28 4.04 -0.03 -0.16 102.0 3.98 32 3.7 1.7 0.6 7.5 56 .514 .506
DET (2 yrs) 133.2 46 12 65 4.38 4.48 0.10 -0.04 101.9 4.43 2 0.2 1.2 -0.1 1.2 12 .505 .500
MIN (1 yr) 71.2 54 0 33 4.14 3.69 -0.18 -0.15 106.5 3.97 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.5 4 .499 .500 $35,000
LAA (1 yr) 104.2 26 12 62 5.33 4.62 0.08 -0.00 112.7 5.11 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.6 6 .492 .499
SFG (1 yr) 11.0 7 0 6 4.91 4.50 -0.10 -0.19 100.2 4.42 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.0 0.0 0 .489 .500
ATL (1 yr) 6.1 5 0 5 7.11 4.54 -0.09 -0.19 108.2 4.80 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .466 .499
STL (1 yr) 117.2 34 17 86 6.58 4.44 0.01 -0.00 108.3 4.79 -24 -2.4 1.1 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .429 .485
BOS (1 yr) 17.0 16 0 11 5.82 4.37 -0.02 -0.18 103.7 4.36 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .482 .498 $40,000

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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
1952 20 PIT NL 27 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 23 PIT NL 37 40 38 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .132 .154 .132 .285 -22 5 0 0 1 0 0 1/5
1956 24 PIT NL 44 89 79 2 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 26 .127 .167 .127 .293 -18 10 0 0 5 1 0 1
1957 25 PIT NL 40 70 66 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 .061 .075 .061 .135 -62 4 2 0 3 0 0 1
1958 26 PIT NL 33 88 74 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 42 .027 .089 .041 .129 -64 3 2 1 9 0 0 1
1959 27 PIT NL 38 65 59 4 8 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 23 .136 .150 .136 .286 -22 8 1 0 5 0 0 1
1960 28 STL NL 34 36 35 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
1961 29 TOT AL 36 57 49 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 25 .122 .157 .143 .300 -21 7 0 1 6 0 0 1
1961 29 LAA AL 26 35 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .097 .125 .097 .222 -42 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1961 29 DET AL 10 22 18 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .167 .211 .222 .433 15 4 0 1 3 0 0 1
1962 30 DET AL 36 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 -33 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1963 31 WSA AL 62 11 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 .091 .091 .273 .364 -3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
1964 32 WSA AL 61 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 30 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1965 33 WSA AL 74 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 MVP-29
1966 34 WSA AL 63 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 35 MIN AL 54 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1968 36 PIT NL 56 18 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .059 .000 .059 -81 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 37 TOT MLB 43 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 37 TOT NL 27 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 37 PIT NL 20 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 37 SFG NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1969 37 BOS AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 38 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
17 Yrs 743 548 491 14 45 2 1 0 14 1 0 15 221 .092 .122 .100 .222 -39 49 7 2 39 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 119 107 3 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 48 .092 .122 .100 .222 -39 11 2 0 9
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
PIT (8 yrs) 295 395 356 9 29 1 0 0 10 1 0 12 157 .081 .114 .084 .198 -45 30 5 1 25 1 0
WSA (4 yrs) 260 37 30 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 18 .100 .156 .167 .323 -8 5 1 0 5 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 46 39 34 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 .147 .171 .176 .348 -8 6 0 1 4 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 54 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATL (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 34 36 35 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 5 1 0 1 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAA (1 yr) 26 35 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .097 .125 .097 .222 -42 3 0 0 3 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 341 431 391 10 34 1 0 0 11 1 0 12 170 .087 .116 .090 .206 -43 35 6 1 26 1 0
AL (8 yrs) 402 117 100 4 11 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 51 .110 .144 .140 .284 -23 14 1 1 13 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
1952 20 PIT NL 27 19 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1955 23 PIT NL 37 40 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1/5
1956 24 PIT NL 44 89 -14 -1 0 0 10 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .490 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4 1
1957 25 PIT NL 40 70 -14 -0 0 0 8 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .482 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -6 1
1958 26 PIT NL 33 88 -18 0 -0 0 10 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .474 .495 -0.9 -0.0 -8 1
1959 27 PIT NL 38 65 -9 0 -0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1960 28 STL NL 34 36 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1961 29 LAA AL 26 35 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1961 29 DET AL 10 22 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1962 30 DET AL 36 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1963 31 WSA AL 62 11 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -0 1
1964 32 WSA AL 61 9 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 0 1
1965 33 WSA AL 74 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 MVP-29
1966 34 WSA AL 63 7 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 0 1
1967 35 MIN AL 54 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $35,000 1
1968 36 PIT NL 56 18 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 1
1969 37 PIT NL 20 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1969 37 SFG NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1969 37 BOS AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $40,000 1
1970 38 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
17 Seasons 743 548 -97 -0 1 0 61 -35 -3.9 0 -35 -3.9 .495 .499 -3.8 -0.4 -35 $75,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (8 yrs) 295 395 -71 -0 1 0 43 -28 -3.1 0 -28 -3.1 .490 .498 -3.0 -0.1 -28
WSA (4 yrs) 260 37 -5 0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 -0.2 -1
DET (2 yrs) 46 39 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
MIN (1 yr) 54 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $35,000
SFG (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
ATL (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
STL (1 yr) 34 36 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
BOS (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $40,000
LAA (1 yr) 26 35 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3

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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
1952 PIT NL 20 P 27 11 0 78.2 11 3 8 0 2 1.000 1.26 0.41 .953 2.19 2.16 2 0 0% 44% 1
1955 PIT NL 23 P 36 19 2 136.2 52 20 30 2 2 .962 3.29 1.39 .950 2.04 2.02 9 6 40% 44% 0
1955 PIT NL 23 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1956 PIT NL 24 P 44 39 9 264.0 63 17 42 4 3 .937 2.01 1.34 .966 2.05 2.03 3 8 73% 41% 2
1957 PIT NL 25 P 40 31 11 205.0 46 18 27 1 2 .978 1.98 1.13 .962 2.06 2.08 3 3 50% 39% 0
1958 PIT NL 26 P 32 32 11 237.1 63 20 40 3 4 .952 2.28 1.88 .955 1.97 1.96 3 4 57% 39% 0
1959 PIT NL 27 P 33 29 7 186.0 44 15 27 2 1 .955 2.03 1.27 .954 1.99 1.97 7 8 53% 38% 0
1960 STL NL 28 P 34 17 1 117.2 31 8 23 0 1 1.000 2.37 0.91 .962 2.09 2.08 5 5 50% 40% 0
1961 TOT AL 29 P 36 20 3 161.0 41 10 28 3 2 .927 2.12 1.06 .954 2.05 2.02 6 6 50% 36% 2
1961 LAA AL 29 P 26 12 0 104.2 32 8 21 3 1 .906 2.49 1.12 .954 2.05 2.02 4 4 50% 36% 2
1961 DET AL 29 P 10 8 3 56.1 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 1.44 0.90 .954 2.04 2.02 2 2 50% 36% 0
1962 DET AL 30 P 36 4 0 77.1 26 13 11 2 2 .923 2.79 0.67 .958 2.08 2.07 1 3 75% 36% 0
1963 WSA AL 31 P 62 1 0 93.2 18 3 14 1 2 .944 1.63 0.27 .955 1.99 2.00 5 4 44% 33% 1
1964 WSA AL 32 P 61 0 0 81.1 16 2 13 1 1 .938 1.66 0.25 .957 1.90 1.89 6 2 25% 37% 0
1965 WSA AL 33 P 74 0 0 99.1 16 3 13 0 1 1.000 1.45 0.22 .951 2.04 2.03 5 1 17% 34% 0 MVP-29
1966 WSA AL 34 P 63 0 0 90.1 14 6 7 1 0 .929 1.30 0.21 .952 1.99 1.98 1 4 80% 38% 0
1967 MIN AL 35 P 54 0 0 71.2 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.24 .957 1.96 1.96 4 2 33% 41% 0
1968 PIT NL 36 P 56 0 0 112.2 19 4 15 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.34 .958 2.01 2.02 3 4 57% 40% 0
1969 TOT MLB 37 P 43 0 0 59.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 1.98 0.30 .956 1.94 1.92 3 2 40% 40% 0
1969 TOT NL 37 P 27 0 0 42.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.71 0.30 .959 1.95 1.94 3 2 40% 40% 0
1969 PIT NL 37 P 20 0 0 31.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.74 0.30 .958 1.95 1.94 3 1 25% 40% 0
1969 SFG NL 37 P 7 0 0 11.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.29 .960 1.96 1.94 0 1 100% 40% 0
1969 BOS AL 37 P 16 0 0 17.0 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 2.65 0.31 .952 1.91 1.88 0 0 0
1970 ATL NL 38 P 5 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.85 1.84 1 0 0% 33% 0
17 Seasons P 736 203 44 2078.0 486 147 319 20 24 .959 2.02 0.63 .957 2.02 2.00 67 62 48% 39% 6
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
17 Seasons TOT 737 203 44 2078.0 486 147 319 20 24 .959 2.02 0.63 .957 2.02 2.00 67 62 48% 39% 6
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))
1965 AL (29, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1956 NL  5.0 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1958 NL  3.53 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1956 NL  14 (10th)
1958 NL  13 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1968 NL  .706 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1958 NL  1.315 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  8.343 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1963 AL  62 (6th)
1964 AL  61 (8th)
1965 AL  74 (2nd)
1966 AL  63 (5th)
1968 NL  56 (6th)
Career  736 (72nd)

Saves s c a p y
1963 AL  17 (7th)
1964 AL  14 (7th)
1965 AL  29 (1st)
1966 AL  23 (2nd)
Career  108 (121st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1956 NL  264.0 (5th)
1958 NL  237.3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1956 NL  125 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1956 NL  39 (2nd)
1957 NL  31 (10th)
1958 NL  32 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1958 NL  11 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1956 NL  2 (10th)
1957 NL  2 (10th)
1958 NL  2 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1956 NL  26 (6th)
1957 NL  27 (6th)
1958 NL  25 (7th)
Career  217 (179th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  81 (9th)
1958 NL  92 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1956 NL  263 (3rd)
1957 NL  214 (9th)
1958 NL  220 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (10th)
1956 NL  18 (1st)
1957 NL  16 (4th)
1958 NL  16 (1st)
1959 NL  13 (8th)
Career  144 (184th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1956 NL  99 (4th)
1957 NL  92 (9th)
1958 NL  93 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1956 NL  10 (1st)
1959 NL  9 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  6 (4th)
1955 NL  5 (9th)
1956 NL  5 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1956 NL  1,102 (4th)
1958 NL  986 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1963 AL  46 (4th)
1964 AL  52 (4th)
1965 AL  58 (2nd)
1966 AL  46 (3rd)
Career  338 (88th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1956 NL  111 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1958 NL  20.69 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1956 NL  1.5 (9th)
1966 AL  3.0 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1958 NL  1.6 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.2 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1958 NL  9 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1965 AL  74 (2nd)
1966 AL  63 (5th)
Career  736 (72nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1955 NL  20 (3rd)
1957 NL  18 (5th)
1958 NL  20 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1956 NL  4 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1958 NL  1.88 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1969 AL  born 1932-03-09 (6th)
1969 NL  born 1932-03-09 (10th)
1970 NL  born 1932-03-09 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1952 NL  born 1932-03-09 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 52 (497), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 23 (568), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (90th), 16.4 career WAR/16.1 7yr-peak WAR/16.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
196432Minnesota Twins$15,0003/6/65 TSN
196533Minnesota Twins$18,0003/6/65 TSN
196634Minnesota Twins$30,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196735Minnesota Twins$35,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196937Boston Red Sox$40,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$138,000
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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