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Chris Knapp

Robert Christian Knapp

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 16, 1953 in Cherry Point, NC
Schools: Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo, MI)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1975 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1976 [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/WhiteSox 1975-1980

Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 27)
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Standard Pitching

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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
1975 21 CHW AL 0 0 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 12 104 5.59 3.000 9.0 0.0 18.0 13.5 0.75
1976 22 CHW AL 3 1 .750 4.82 11 6 2 1 0 0 52.1 54 31 28 5 32 1 41 1 1 0 233 75 4.20 1.643 9.3 0.9 5.5 7.1 1.28
1977 23 CHW AL 12 7 .632 4.80 27 26 1 4 0 0 146.1 166 90 78 16 61 1 103 7 0 1 664 86 4.15 1.551 10.2 1.0 3.8 6.3 1.69
1978 24 CAL AL 14 8 .636 4.21 30 29 1 6 0 0 188.1 178 94 88 25 67 6 126 2 0 3 797 86 4.07 1.301 8.5 1.2 3.2 6.0 1.88
1979 25 CAL AL 5 5 .500 5.51 20 18 1 3 0 0 98.0 109 73 60 8 35 1 36 2 0 2 440 74 4.19 1.469 10.0 0.7 3.2 3.3 1.03
1980 26 CAL AL 2 11 .154 6.14 32 20 3 1 0 1 117.1 133 83 80 18 51 1 46 8 1 4 535 64 5.47 1.568 10.2 1.4 3.9 3.5 0.90
6 Yrs 36 32 .529 4.99 122 99 10 15 0 1 604.1 642 372 335 72 250 10 355 20 2 10 2681 78 4.40 1.476 9.6 1.1 3.7 5.3 1.42
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .529 4.99 38 30 3 5 0 0 186 198 114 103 22 77 3 109 6 1 3 825 78 4.40 1.476 9.6 1.1 3.7 5.3 1.42
CAL (3 yrs) 21 24 .467 5.08 82 67 5 10 0 1 403.2 420 250 228 51 153 8 208 12 1 9 1772 75 4.51 1.419 9.4 1.1 3.4 4.6 1.36
CHW (3 yrs) 15 8 .652 4.80 40 32 5 5 0 0 200.2 222 122 107 21 97 2 147 8 1 1 909 83 4.17 1.590 10.0 0.9 4.4 6.6 1.52

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
1975 21 CHW AL 2.0 2 0 1 4.50 4.39 -0.18 -0.36 106.0 4.46 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .500 .500
1976 22 CHW AL 52.1 11 6 31 5.33 4.12 -0.26 -0.02 101.8 4.43 -5 -0.6 .7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .450 .497
1977 23 CHW AL 146.1 27 26 90 5.54 4.59 -0.58 0.14 101.0 5.37 -3 -0.3 .4 -0.1 1.0 12 .488 .498
1978 24 CAL AL 188.1 30 29 94 4.49 4.12 -0.17 0.12 96.8 4.26 -5 -0.5 .4 -0.1 1.2 13 .483 .497 $40,000
1979 25 CAL AL 98.0 20 18 73 6.70 4.58 -0.36 0.12 97.4 4.93 -19 -1.8 1.7 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .410 .489
1980 26 CAL AL 117.1 32 20 83 6.37 4.49 -0.43 0.01 97.3 4.80 -21 -2.1 .8 -0.0 -1.0 -9 .435 .487
6 Seasons 604.1 122 99 372 5.54 4.38 -0.36 0.09 98.5 4.76 -54 -5.3 .7 -0.3 0.3 5 .457 .493 $40,000
CAL (3 yrs) 403.2 82 67 250 5.57 4.34 -0.29 0.09 97.1 4.58 -45 -4.4 .9 -0.2 -0.7 -6 .446 .491 $40,000
CHW (3 yrs) 200.2 40 32 122 5.47 4.47 -0.49 0.09 101.3 5.11 -8 -0.9 .5 -0.1 1.0 11 .478 .498

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 25 CAL AL ALCS L BAL 0 1 .000 7.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.571 19.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 7.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.571 19.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00

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
1975 21 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 22 CHW AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 23 CHW AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 24 CAL AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 25 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 26 CAL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (3 yrs) 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 40 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
1975 21 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1976 22 CHW AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 23 CHW AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 24 CAL AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $40,000 1
1979 25 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 26 CAL AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 122 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $40,000
CAL (3 yrs) 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $40,000
CHW (3 yrs) 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 25 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1975 CHW AL 21 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.85 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 22 P 11 6 1 52.1 8 2 5 1 1 .875 1.20 0.64 .950 1.87 1.88 8 4 33% 34% 0
1977 CHW AL 23 P 27 26 4 146.1 29 8 19 2 1 .931 1.66 1.00 .948 1.95 1.93 13 5 28% 39% 3
1978 CAL AL 24 P 30 29 6 188.1 28 4 20 4 1 .857 1.15 0.80 .954 1.90 1.88 21 8 28% 38% 0
1979 CAL AL 25 P 20 18 3 98.0 23 8 14 1 1 .957 2.02 1.10 .949 1.92 1.89 6 4 40% 36% 0
1980 CAL AL 26 P 32 20 1 117.1 17 2 14 1 0 .941 1.23 0.50 .957 1.85 1.85 9 6 40% 35% 1
6 Seasons P 122 99 15 604.1 105 24 72 9 4 .914 1.43 0.79 .951 1.90 1.88 57 27 32% 37% 4
6 Seasons TOT 122 99 15 604.1 105 24 72 9 4 .914 1.43 0.79 .951 1.90 1.88 57 27 32% 37% 4
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 AL  6.021 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1978 AL  25 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 AL  7 (9th)
1980 AL  8 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1978 AL  4 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1757), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1897th), 0.4 career WAR/0.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.4 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197824California Angels$40,0002/10/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$40,000
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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