Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  >  Pitching

 
Steve Kline

Steven Jack Kline

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 6, 1947 in Wenatchee, WA
High School: Chelan HS (Chelan, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 7th round of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1970 (Age 22.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/Braves 1970-1977

Final Game: July 24, 1977 (Age 29.291)
    About biographical information

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
1970 22 NYY AL 6 6 .500 3.41 16 15 0 5 0 0 100.1 99 42 38 8 24 3 49 0 0 1 420 104 3.42 1.226 8.9 0.7 2.2 4.4 2.04
1971 23 NYY AL 12 13 .480 2.96 31 30 0 15 1 0 222.1 206 87 73 21 37 7 81 0 1 3 888 111 3.45 1.093 8.3 0.9 1.5 3.3 2.19
1972 24 NYY AL 16 9 .640 2.40 32 32 0 11 4 0 236.1 210 79 63 11 44 6 58 10 0 1 956 123 3.20 1.075 8.0 0.4 1.7 2.2 1.32
1973 25 NYY AL 4 7 .364 4.01 14 13 1 2 1 0 74.0 76 39 33 5 31 3 19 1 0 0 320 92 4.23 1.446 9.2 0.6 3.8 2.3 0.61
1974 26 TOT AL 5 10 .333 4.64 20 15 1 1 0 0 97.0 96 56 50 12 36 2 23 5 1 3 409 78 4.98 1.361 8.9 1.1 3.3 2.1 0.64
1974 26 NYY AL 2 2 .500 3.46 4 4 0 0 0 0 26.0 26 12 10 3 5 0 6 1 0 1 106 104 4.31 1.192 9.0 1.0 1.7 2.1 1.20
1974 26 CLE AL 3 8 .273 5.07 16 11 1 1 0 0 71.0 70 44 40 9 31 2 17 4 1 2 303 72 5.23 1.423 8.9 1.1 3.9 2.2 0.55
1977 29 ATL NL 0 0 6.64 16 0 7 0 0 1 20.1 21 15 15 4 12 3 10 0 3 1 93 68 6.08 1.623 9.3 1.8 5.3 4.4 0.83
6 Yrs 43 45 .489 3.26 129 105 9 34 6 1 750.1 708 318 272 61 184 24 240 16 5 9 3086 102 3.71 1.189 8.5 0.7 2.2 2.9 1.30
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .489 3.26 37 31 3 10 2 0 218 206 92 79 18 53 7 70 5 1 3 897 102 3.71 1.189 8.5 0.7 2.2 2.9 1.30
NYY (5 yrs) 40 37 .519 2.96 97 94 1 33 6 0 659.0 617 259 217 48 141 19 213 12 1 6 2690 110 3.48 1.150 8.4 0.7 1.9 2.9 1.51
CLE (1 yr) 3 8 .273 5.07 16 11 1 1 0 0 71.0 70 44 40 9 31 2 17 4 1 2 303 72 5.23 1.423 8.9 1.1 3.9 2.2 0.55
ATL (1 yr) 0 0 6.64 16 0 7 0 0 1 20.1 21 15 15 4 12 3 10 0 3 1 93 68 6.08 1.623 9.3 1.8 5.3 4.4 0.83
AL (5 yrs) 43 45 .489 3.17 113 105 2 34 6 0 730.0 687 303 257 57 172 21 230 16 2 8 2993 104 3.65 1.177 8.5 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.34
NL (1 yr) 0 0 6.64 16 0 7 0 0 1 20.1 21 15 15 4 12 3 10 0 3 1 93 68 6.08 1.623 9.3 1.8 5.3 4.4 0.83
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
1970 22 NYY AL 100.1 16 15 42 3.77 4.25 0.16 0.07 96.3 4.01 3 0.4 1.3 -0.0 1.3 11 .524 .502
1971 23 NYY AL 222.1 31 30 87 3.52 3.91 -0.00 0.06 94.3 3.74 5 0.6 .0 -0.1 2.6 23 .520 .504
1972 24 NYY AL 236.1 32 32 79 3.01 3.45 -0.02 0.05 96.6 3.41 12 1.6 -0.1 3.7 29 .549 .510
1973 25 NYY AL 74.0 14 13 39 4.74 4.33 0.10 0.09 96.6 4.18 -5 -0.6 1.2 -0.1 0.1 2 .460 .497
1974 26 NYY AL 26.0 4 4 12 4.15 3.97 0.15 0.12 99.5 3.92 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .482 .500
1974 26 CLE AL 71.0 16 11 44 5.58 4.02 0.24 0.04 102.9 3.93 -13 -1.3 .1 0.0 -0.6 -7 .417 .492
1977 29 ATL NL 20.1 16 0 15 6.64 4.61 -0.86 -0.36 110.5 5.66 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .485 .498
6 Seasons 750.1 129 105 318 3.81 3.88 0.03 0.05 97.0 3.79 -1 0.3 .8 -0.4 7.1 60 .503 .502
NYY (5 yrs) 659.0 97 94 259 3.54 3.85 0.03 0.06 95.9 3.72 15 1.9 .9 -0.4 7.8 67 .520 .504
CLE (1 yr) 71.0 16 11 44 5.58 4.02 0.24 0.04 102.9 3.93 -13 -1.3 .1 0.0 -0.6 -7 .417 .492
ATL (1 yr) 20.1 16 0 15 6.64 4.61 -0.86 -0.36 110.5 5.66 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .485 .498

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
1970 22 NYY AL 16 420 389 42 99 19 2 8 2 1 24 49 .254 .296 .375 .672 .272 146 9 0 5 2 3 8
1971 23 NYY AL 31 888 843 87 206 24 4 21 9 8 37 81 .244 .275 .357 .632 .248 301 22 0 3 5 7 10
1972 24 NYY AL 32 956 887 79 210 26 2 11 2 8 44 58 .237 .279 .308 .587 .242 273 26 10 11 4 6 22
1973 25 NYY AL 14 320 282 39 76 11 2 5 2 3 31 19 .270 .342 .376 .718 .273 106 10 1 4 2 3 7
1974 26 CLE AL 16 303 263 44 70 9 0 9 9 3 31 17 .266 .350 .403 .753 .255 106 13 4 3 2 2 4
1974 26 NYY AL 4 106 99 12 26 1 1 3 0 2 5 6 .263 .305 .384 .689 .256 38 3 1 1 0 0 2
1974 26 TOT AL 20 409 362 56 96 10 1 12 9 5 36 23 .265 .338 .398 .736 .255 144 16 5 4 2 2 6
1977 29 ATL NL 16 93 81 15 21 5 0 4 1 1 12 10 .259 .355 .469 .824 .254 38 0 0 0 0 3 3
6 Yrs 129 3086 2844 318 708 95 11 61 25 26 184 240 .249 .297 .354 .651 .253 1008 83 16 27 15 24 56
162 Game Avg. 37 897 826 92 206 28 3 18 7 8 53 70 .249 .297 .354 .651 .253 293 24 5 8 4 7 16
MLB Averages .255 .323 .374 .697 .280

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1970 22 NYY AL 2.0 0.2 424 0.6 7.9 -7.3 1.06 0.9 -0.4 3.7 0.4 0.90 9.2 0 1 0
1971 23 NYY AL 5.8 0.6 906 1.9 16.2 -14.3 1.02 1.5 0.3 5.4 0.6 0.89 7.6 0 0 1
1972 24 NYY AL 11.7 1.4 969 3.0 16.9 -14.0 1.03 2.3 0.6 16.0 1.9 0.93 17.9 0 0 0
1973 25 NYY AL -3.6 -0.4 328 -0.3 5.5 -5.8 .99 0.0 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2 0.94 -0.4 0 1 0
1974 26 TOT AL -10.5 -1.0 428 -1.6 6.8 -8.4 1.00 -1.0 -0.5 -10.1 -1.0 0.94 -11.0 0 0 5
1974 26 NYY AL 0.2 0.0 109 -0.2 2.2 -2.4 1.08 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.88 -0.0 0 0 0
1974 26 CLE AL -10.6 -1.1 319 -1.4 4.7 -6.1 .98 -1.0 -0.5 -10.3 -1.0 0.96 -11.0 0 0 5
1977 29 ATL NL -3.4 -0.3 99 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 .35 -0.5 0.1 -8.1 -0.7 1.05 -5.1 3 0 13
6 Yrs 1.9 0.5 3154 3.4 53.9 -50.5 1.00 3.3 0.2 5.3 1.0 0.92 18.2 3 2 19

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
1970 22 NYY AL 16 15 6 6 3 1 2 8 7 .533 1 2 5 0 8 53% 53.4 75 14 15 4 2 6 3.6 3.4 6.6
1971 23 NYY AL 31 30 12 13 5 0 6 14 16 .467 0 5 15 1 22 73% 56.8 79 16 7 2 10 12 3.6 3.1 7.4
1972 24 NYY AL 32 32 16 9 7 3 3 19 13 .594 2 1 11 4 21 66% 57.0 82 24 21 10 10 10 3.5 3.7 7.4
1973 25 NYY AL 14 13 4 7 2 1 2 5 8 .385 1 1 2 1 5 38% 45.7 85 19 19 10 0 6 3.7 2.7 5.3
1974 26 TOT AL 20 15 5 10 0 1 2 5 10 .333 0 1 1 0 6 40% 46.5 65 27 13 5 2 7 3.0 3.0 5.7
1974 26 NYY AL 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 .500 0 1 0 0 2 50% 50.2 65 42 3 1 0 2 4.0 2.1 6.5
1974 26 CLE AL 16 11 3 8 0 1 2 3 8 .273 0 0 1 0 4 36% 45.1 64 27 10 4 2 5 2.6 3.4 5.4
5 Yrs 113 105 43 45 17 6 15 51 54 .486 4 10 34 6 62 59% 54 85 14 75 31 24 41 3.5 3.3 6.8
MLB Averages .500 55% 52 109 -13 4.1 4.1 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
1970 22 NYY AL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.058 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5.0
1971 23 NYY AL 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.017 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1973 25 NYY AL 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 3 .989 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 16.0
1974 26 TOT AL 20 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1.003 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 4 5 0 5 0 7.0
1974 26 CLE AL 16 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 7 .976 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 4 5 0 5 0 7.0
1977 29 ATL NL 16 16 7 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 11 7 64% 8 .352 3 0 13 2 2 12 6 10 8 3 9 3 3.8
5 Yrs 93 24 9 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 15 7 47% .984 3 2 19 2 3 19 8 16 15 3 16 3 5.0

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%
1970 22 NYY AL 420 54% 1.9% 11.7% 5.7% 6.9% 29% 1.49 80% 63 9 14%
1971 23 NYY AL 888 58% 2.4% 9.1% 4.2% 5.5% 24% 1.65 84% 161 22 14%
1972 24 NYY AL 956 55% 1.2% 6.1% 4.6% 4.1% 19% 1.74 86% 176 26 15%
1973 25 NYY AL 320 61% 1.6% 5.9% 9.7% 5.6% 24% 2.15 81% 58 10 17%
1974 26 TOT AL 409 64% 2.9% 5.6% 8.8% 5.6% 24% 1.30 80% 78 16 21%
1974 26 NYY AL 106 74% 2.8% 5.7% 4.7% 4.7% 19% 1.12 85% 19 3 16%
1974 26 CLE AL 303 60% 3.0% 5.6% 10.2% 5.9% 26% 1.37 79% 59 13 22%
1977 29 ATL NL 93 68% 4.3% 10.8% 12.9% 9.7% 43% 0.79 72% 19 0 0%
6 Yrs 3086 58% 2.0% 7.8% 6.0% 5.4% 24% 1.61 83% 555 83 15%
MLB Averages 45% 1.9% 13.7% 8.7% 6.1% 27% 1.10 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
1970 22 NYY AL 420 99 8 0 4 4 4 4 4 15 5 3 33% 8 1 0 143 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1971 23 NYY AL 888 206 21 0 13 8 13 9 12 35 20 1 57% 10 3 0 283 9 8 53% 6 7 1 1 2 0 3 2 10 0
1972 24 NYY AL 956 210 11 0 10 8 3 5 6 33 14 2 42% 22 1 0 340 2 8 20% 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
1973 25 NYY AL 320 76 5 0 9 3 2 2 3 19 8 3 42% 7 0 0 110 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
1974 26 TOT AL 409 96 12 1 7 9 3 5 7 16 8 1 50% 6 3 1 147 9 5 64% 9 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 10 0
1974 26 NYY AL 106 26 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 3 1 0 33% 2 1 0 37 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
1974 26 CLE AL 303 70 9 1 7 7 2 5 4 13 7 1 54% 4 2 1 110 9 3 75% 9 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 0
1977 29 ATL NL 93 21 4 1 7 4 0 1 3 12 6 0 50% 3 1 0 34 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
6 Yrs 3086 708 61 2 50 36 25 26 35 130 61 10 47% 56 9 1 1057 25 26 49% 22 22 1 4 2 0 6 2 39 0
MLB Averages 51% 64%

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+
1970 22 6 6 .500 3.41 16 15 0 5 0 0 100.1 99 42 38 8 24 3 49 0 0 1 420 104 1.226 8.9 0.7 2.2 4.4 2.04 104
1971 23 18 19 .486 3.10 47 45 0 20 1 0 322.2 305 129 111 29 61 10 130 0 1 4 1308 108 1.134 8.5 0.8 1.7 3.6 2.13 108
1972 24 34 28 .548 2.80 79 77 0 31 5 0 559.0 515 208 174 40 105 16 188 10 1 5 2264 114 1.109 8.3 0.6 1.7 3.0 1.79 114
1973 25 38 35 .521 2.94 93 90 1 33 6 0 633.0 591 247 207 45 136 19 207 11 1 5 2584 110 1.148 8.4 0.6 1.9 2.9 1.52 110
1974 26 43 45 .489 3.17 113 105 2 34 6 0 730.0 687 303 257 57 172 21 230 16 2 8 2993 104 1.177 8.5 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.34 104
1975 27 43 45 .489 3.17 113 105 2 34 6 0 730.0 687 303 257 57 172 21 230 16 2 8 2993 104 1.177 8.5 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.34 104
1976 28 43 45 .489 3.17 113 105 2 34 6 0 730.0 687 303 257 57 172 21 230 16 2 8 2993 104 1.177 8.5 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.34 104
1977 29 43 45 .489 3.26 129 105 9 34 6 1 750.1 708 318 272 61 184 24 240 16 5 9 3086 102 1.189 8.5 0.7 2.2 2.9 1.30 102

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
1970 22 6 5 .545 3.78 100.0 106 47 42 9 26 49 0 1.320 9.5 2.3 4.4 1.88 0.8 16
1971 23 13 12 .520 3.86 224.0 236 107 96 24 42 81 0 1.241 9.5 1.7 3.3 1.93 1.0 31
1972 24 15 12 .556 3.61 247.0 262 110 99 14 55 61 12 1.283 9.5 2.0 2.2 1.11 0.5 32
1973 25 4 4 .500 4.62 74.0 81 42 38 5 33 19 1 1.541 9.9 4.0 2.3 0.58 0.6 14
1974 26 5 6 .455 5.01 97.0 103 60 54 13 39 23 5 1.464 9.6 3.6 2.1 0.59 1.2 20
1977 29 1 1 .500 5.85 20.0 20 14 13 4 11 10 0 1.550 9.0 5.0 4.5 0.91 1.8 16
6 Yrs 44 40 .524 4.04 762.0 808 380 342 69 206 243 18 1.331 9.5 2.9 1.18 0.8 129



* - 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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1972 AL  2.40 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1972 AL  .640 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.093 (3rd)
1972 AL  1.075 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.498 (2nd)
1972 AL  1.676 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1972 AL  4 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1972 AL  0.419 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 AL  10 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 AL  3.0 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 AL  2.3 (7th)

                                         

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 - 12 (1393), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1457), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1068th), 6.9 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Steve Kline    

Name and misspellings: Steven Jack Steve Kline

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.