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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1970 [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/Braves 1970-1977

Final Game: July 24, 1977 (Age 29)
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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
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

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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1970 22 NYY AL 16 37 28 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 .179 .303 .179 .482 40 5 0 1 4 0 0 1
1971 23 NYY AL 31 75 66 6 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 16 .136 .186 .152 .337 -1 10 1 0 5 0 0 1
1972 24 NYY AL 32 93 76 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 22 .092 .148 .092 .240 -26 7 2 1 12 0 0 1
1973 25 NYY AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 26 TOT AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 26 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1974 26 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 29 ATL NL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 129 205 170 14 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 12 48 .124 .190 .129 .320 -4 22 3 2 21 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 257 213 18 26 1 0 0 5 0 0 15 60 .124 .190 .129 .320 -4 28 4 3 26 0 0
NYY (5 yrs) 97 205 170 14 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 12 48 .124 .190 .129 .320 -4 22 3 2 21 0 0
ATL (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 113 205 170 14 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 12 48 .124 .190 .129 .320 -4 22 3 2 21 0 0
NL (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1970 22 NYY AL 16 37 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1971 23 NYY AL 31 75 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1972 24 NYY AL 32 93 -12 -0 -0 0 9 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 1
1973 25 NYY AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1974 26 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1974 26 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 29 ATL NL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 129 205 -23 -0 0 0 22 -1 -0.3 0 -1 -0.3 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1
NYY (5 yrs) 97 205 -23 -0 0 0 22 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
ATL (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CLE (1 yr) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1970 NYY AL 22 P 16 15 5 100.1 28 14 14 0 2 1.000 2.51 1.75 .951 1.86 1.85 2 1 33% 39% 0
1971 NYY AL 23 P 31 30 15 222.1 74 24 49 1 1 .986 2.96 2.35 .958 1.98 1.97 9 8 47% 39% 3
1972 NYY AL 24 P 32 32 11 236.1 77 20 50 7 3 .909 2.67 2.19 .950 1.86 1.85 2 8 80% 39% 1
1973 NYY AL 25 P 14 13 2 74.0 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 1.58 0.93 .951 1.86 1.85 2 3 60% 38% 1
1974 TOT AL 26 P 20 15 1 97.0 22 5 17 0 4 1.000 2.04 1.10 .947 1.81 1.80 9 5 36% 38% 1
1974 NYY AL 26 P 4 4 0 26.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.38 1.00 .948 1.80 1.80 0 2 100% 38% 0
1974 CLE AL 26 P 16 11 1 71.0 18 5 13 0 4 1.000 2.28 1.13 .947 1.81 1.80 9 3 25% 38% 1
1977 ATL NL 29 P 16 0 0 20.1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.89 0.13 .950 1.86 1.85 1 1 50% 35% 0
6 Seasons P 129 105 34 750.1 217 64 144 9 10 .959 2.49 1.61 .953 1.89 1.87 25 26 51% 38% 6
6 Seasons TOT 129 105 34 750.1 217 64 144 9 10 .959 2.49 1.61 .953 1.89 1.87 25 26 51% 38% 6
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

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)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1971 AL  24 (3rd)
1972 AL  20 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1972 AL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1971 AL  2.96 (1st)
1972 AL  2.67 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1971 AL  2.35 (1st)
1972 AL  2.19 (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 - 12 (1391), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (634), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1066th), 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

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