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Bob Knepper

Robert Wesley Knepper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 25, 1954 in Akron, OH
High School: Calistoga HS (Calistoga, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1976 (Age 22.108, 11,413th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Giants 1976-1990

Final Game: June 24, 1990 (Age 36.030)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #401. Jesse Orosco… #402. Jake Weimer… #403. Bill Hands… #404. BOB KNEPPER… #405. Billy Rhines… #406. Lefty Stewart… #407. Bronson Arroyo… 

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
1976 22 SFG NL 1 2 .333 3.24 4 4 0 0 0 0 25.0 26 9 9 0 7 1 11 0 0 2 104 113 2.59 1.320 9.4 0.0 2.5 4.0 1.57
1977 23 SFG NL 11 9 .550 3.36 27 27 0 6 2 0 166.0 151 73 62 14 72 2 100 3 0 6 710 117 3.99 1.343 8.2 0.8 3.9 5.4 1.39
1978 24 SFG NL 17 11 .607 2.63 36 35 1 16 6 0 260.0 218 85 76 10 85 11 147 4 0 6 1062 131 2.98 1.165 7.5 0.3 2.9 5.1 1.73
1979 25 SFG NL 9 12 .429 4.64 34 34 0 6 2 0 207.1 241 117 107 30 77 8 123 3 1 6 926 76 4.58 1.534 10.5 1.3 3.3 5.3 1.60
1980 26 SFG NL 9 16 .360 4.10 35 33 1 8 1 0 215.1 242 114 98 15 61 10 103 8 1 2 943 87 3.66 1.407 10.1 0.6 2.5 4.3 1.69
1981 ★ 27 HOU NL 9 5 .643 2.18 22 22 0 6 5 0 156.2 128 41 38 5 38 1 75 4 0 0 617 151 2.86 1.060 7.4 0.3 2.2 4.3 1.97 AS
1982 28 HOU NL 5 15 .250 4.45 33 29 1 4 0 1 180.0 193 100 89 14 60 4 108 3 0 8 770 75 3.58 1.406 9.7 0.7 3.0 5.4 1.80
1983 29 HOU NL 6 13 .316 3.19 35 29 2 4 3 0 203.0 202 93 72 12 71 3 125 4 2 3 867 106 3.40 1.345 9.0 0.5 3.1 5.5 1.76
1984 30 HOU NL 15 10 .600 3.20 35 34 0 11 3 0 233.2 223 93 83 26 55 5 140 1 0 2 954 104 3.74 1.190 8.6 1.0 2.1 5.4 2.55
1985 31 HOU NL 15 13 .536 3.55 37 37 0 4 0 0 241.0 253 119 95 21 54 5 131 3 0 4 1016 98 3.44 1.274 9.4 0.8 2.0 4.9 2.43
1986 32 HOU NL 17 12 .586 3.14 40 38 1 8 5 0 258.0 232 100 90 19 62 13 143 4 0 5 1053 114 3.39 1.140 8.1 0.7 2.2 5.0 2.31
1987 33 HOU NL 8 17 .320 5.27 33 31 1 1 0 0 177.2 226 118 104 26 54 3 76 4 0 4 792 75 4.90 1.576 11.4 1.3 2.7 3.8 1.41
1988 ★ 34 HOU NL 14 5 .737 3.14 27 27 0 3 2 0 175.0 156 70 61 13 67 2 103 2 2 6 726 106 3.74 1.274 8.0 0.7 3.4 5.3 1.54 AS
1989 35 TOT NL 7 12 .368 5.13 35 26 2 1 1 0 165.0 190 98 94 16 75 6 64 3 4 5 746 66 4.67 1.606 10.4 0.9 4.1 3.5 0.85
1989 35 HOU NL 4 10 .286 5.89 22 20 0 0 0 0 113.0 135 78 74 12 60 4 45 2 3 4 520 58 4.99 1.726 10.8 1.0 4.8 3.6 0.75
1989 35 SFG NL 3 2 .600 3.46 13 6 2 1 1 0 52.0 55 20 20 4 15 2 19 1 1 1 226 98 3.96 1.346 9.5 0.7 2.6 3.3 1.27
1990 36 SFG NL 3 3 .500 5.68 12 7 1 0 0 0 44.1 56 28 28 7 19 4 24 1 3 1 202 65 5.13 1.692 11.4 1.4 3.9 4.9 1.26
15 Yrs 146 155 .485 3.68 445 413 10 78 30 1 2708.0 2737 1258 1106 228 857 78 1473 47 13 60 11488 95 3.74 1.327 9.1 0.8 2.8 4.9 1.72
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .485 3.68 35 33 1 6 2 0 215 217 100 88 18 68 6 117 4 1 5 910 95 3.74 1.327 9.1 0.8 2.8 4.9 1.72
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
HOU (9 yrs) 93 100 .482 3.66 284 267 5 41 18 1 1738.0 1748 812 706 148 521 40 946 27 7 36 7315 94 3.71 1.306 9.1 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.82
SFG (7 yrs) 53 55 .491 3.71 161 146 5 37 12 0 970.0 989 446 400 80 336 38 527 20 6 24 4173 96 3.79 1.366 9.2 0.7 3.1 4.9 1.57
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
1976 22 SFG NL 25.0 4 4 9 3.24 4.18 -0.38 0.13 104.3 4.89 4 0.5 -0.0 0.8 7 .635 .503
1977 23 SFG NL 166.0 27 27 73 3.96 4.44 -0.16 0.16 102.2 4.86 16 1.7 -0.1 3.1 31 .564 .511
1978 24 SFG NL 260.0 36 35 85 2.94 4.05 -0.18 0.12 96.6 4.22 34 4.2 .0 -0.1 6.3 57 .616 .526
1979 25 SFG NL 207.1 34 34 117 5.08 4.19 -0.46 0.14 95.4 4.56 -14 -1.5 -0.1 0.2 5 .456 .491
1980 26 SFG NL 215.1 35 33 114 4.76 4.07 -0.24 0.13 97.8 4.34 -11 -1.2 .1 -0.1 0.7 8 .466 .493
1981 ★ 27 HOU NL 156.2 22 22 41 2.36 3.82 0.16 0.14 92.1 3.50 18 2.2 -0.1 3.5 33 .600 .514 AS
1982 28 HOU NL 180.0 33 29 100 5.00 4.07 -0.08 0.13 92.7 3.97 -23 -2.4 .9 -0.1 -0.8 -5 .428 .485
1983 29 HOU NL 203.0 35 29 93 4.12 4.07 0.22 0.09 94.8 3.74 -10 -1.0 1.3 -0.1 0.7 9 .470 .494
1984 30 HOU NL 233.2 35 34 93 3.58 4.01 -0.13 0.14 91.2 3.90 5 0.6 .1 -0.1 2.7 28 .518 .504
1985 31 HOU NL 241.0 37 37 119 4.44 4.03 -0.19 0.14 95.9 4.17 -9 -1.0 -0.1 1.1 13 .473 .494 $850,000
1986 32 HOU NL 258.0 40 38 100 3.49 4.20 0.20 0.14 95.0 3.94 11 1.3 2.3 -0.1 3.6 35 .532 .508 $1,000,000
1987 33 HOU NL 177.2 33 31 118 5.98 4.56 -0.19 0.16 96.2 4.72 -26 -2.5 .4 -0.1 -1.0 -8 .423 .484 $1,000,000
1988 ★ 34 HOU NL 175.0 27 27 70 3.60 3.78 -0.22 0.12 95.8 3.95 6 0.7 -0.1 2.2 21 .526 .504 $1,000,000 AS
1989 35 HOU NL 113.0 22 20 78 6.21 3.89 0.17 0.13 98.2 3.78 -31 -3.1 .7 -0.1 -2.2 -22 .360 .481 $68,000
1989 35 SFG NL 52.0 13 6 20 3.46 3.96 0.27 -0.02 93.9 3.44 -0 -0.0 .4 -0.1 0.4 4 .498 .500
1990 36 SFG NL 44.1 12 7 28 5.68 4.15 -0.19 0.07 98.7 4.36 -7 -0.8 .9 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .437 .495
15 Seasons 2708.0 445 413 1258 4.18 4.10 -0.09 0.13 95.7 4.13 -36 -2.2 .8 -1.4 21.0 212 .495 .499 $3,918,000
HOU (9 yrs) 1738.0 284 267 812 4.20 4.06 -0.01 0.13 94.5 3.98 -58 -5.2 1.1 -0.9 9.9 103 .482 .496 $3,918,000
SFG (7 yrs) 970.0 161 146 446 4.14 4.15 -0.23 0.12 97.7 4.41 22 3.0 .5 -0.5 11.1 108 .519 .504

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
1981 27 HOU NL NLDS L LAD 0 1 .000 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 25 1.600 10.8 1.8 3.6 7.2 2.00
1986 32 HOU NL NLCS L NYM 0 0 3.52 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 7 6 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 60 0.913 7.6 0.6 0.6 5.3 9.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 1 .000 3.98 3 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 19 10 9 2 3 1 13 0 0 1 85 1.082 8.4 0.9 1.3 5.8 4.33
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 25 1.600 10.8 1.8 3.6 7.2 2.00
1 NLCS 0 0 3.52 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 7 6 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 60 0.913 7.6 0.6 0.6 5.3 9.00

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
1976 22 SFG NL 4 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 -37 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1977 23 SFG NL 27 65 55 4 10 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 18 .182 .250 .200 .450 23 11 1 0 5 0 0 1
1978 24 SFG NL 36 95 79 2 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 6 35 .063 .126 .089 .215 -38 7 2 0 8 2 0 1
1979 25 SFG NL 35 78 66 6 12 4 0 1 9 0 0 1 24 .182 .203 .288 .491 37 19 0 1 9 1 0 1
1980 26 SFG NL 35 79 66 3 10 3 0 0 7 1 0 2 21 .152 .171 .197 .368 4 13 0 0 9 2 0 1
1981 ★ 27 HOU NL 22 53 47 3 7 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 15 .149 .167 .255 .422 21 12 0 1 5 0 0 1 AS
1982 28 HOU NL 33 62 52 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25 .058 .125 .077 .202 -40 4 0 0 6 0 0 1
1983 29 HOU NL 35 74 66 5 12 2 1 1 5 0 0 2 25 .182 .200 .288 .488 38 19 0 0 4 2 0 1
1984 30 HOU NL 35 89 76 6 13 2 0 1 8 1 0 7 28 .171 .241 .237 .478 40 18 1 0 6 0 0 1
1985 31 HOU NL 38 88 78 5 11 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 38 .141 .163 .192 .355 0 15 0 0 8 0 0 1
1986 32 HOU NL 42 95 91 2 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 .099 .099 .143 .242 -33 13 0 0 4 0 0 1
1987 33 HOU NL 33 62 51 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 24 .098 .113 .137 .250 -33 7 0 0 9 1 0 1
1988 ★ 34 HOU NL 27 65 48 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 17 .125 .157 .125 .282 -16 6 0 0 14 1 0 1 AS
1989 35 TOT NL 35 55 43 5 8 5 0 1 3 0 0 9 9 .186 .327 .372 .699 103 16 1 0 3 0 0 1
1989 35 HOU NL 22 39 31 3 7 4 0 1 3 0 0 6 6 .226 .351 .452 .803 132 14 1 0 2 0 0 1
1989 35 SFG NL 13 16 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .083 .267 .167 .433 29 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1990 36 SFG NL 12 13 13 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 .231 .231 .308 .538 50 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 449 982 840 47 115 28 2 6 59 2 0 41 333 .137 .177 .196 .374 6 165 5 2 90 9 0
162 Game Avg. 162 354 303 17 41 10 1 2 21 1 0 15 120 .137 .177 .196 .374 6 60 2 1 32 3 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
HOU (9 yrs) 287 627 540 29 73 16 2 5 29 1 0 24 222 .135 .172 .200 .372 6 108 2 1 58 4 0
SFG (7 yrs) 162 355 300 18 42 12 0 1 30 1 0 17 111 .140 .186 .190 .376 6 57 3 1 32 5 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
1976 22 SFG NL 4 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1977 23 SFG NL 27 65 -6 -0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1978 24 SFG NL 36 95 -16 -0 -0 0 11 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1979 25 SFG NL 35 78 -6 -0 0 0 10 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1980 26 SFG NL 35 79 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1981 ★ 27 HOU NL 22 53 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 AS
1982 28 HOU NL 33 62 -10 -0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1983 29 HOU NL 35 74 -5 0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1984 30 HOU NL 35 89 -6 0 0 0 11 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1985 31 HOU NL 38 88 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $850,000 1
1986 32 HOU NL 42 95 -16 -0 0 0 12 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 $1,000,000 1
1987 33 HOU NL 33 62 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $1,000,000 1
1988 ★ 34 HOU NL 27 65 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $1,000,000 1 AS
1989 35 HOU NL 22 39 1 -0 0 0 4 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .528 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $68,000 1
1989 35 SFG NL 13 16 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1990 36 SFG NL 12 13 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
15 Seasons 449 982 -110 -0 3 0 119 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .503 .500 0.9 0.3 11 $3,918,000
HOU (9 yrs) 287 627 -72 -0 2 0 76 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.6 0.2 6 $3,918,000
SFG (7 yrs) 162 355 -38 -0 0 0 42 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .503 .500 0.4 0.1 4

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
1981 27 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 32 HOU NL NLCS NYM L 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 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
1976 SFG NL 22 P 4 4 0 25.0 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 1.80 1.25 .950 1.87 1.88 0 1 100% 33% 0
1977 SFG NL 23 P 27 27 6 166.0 32 10 21 1 1 .969 1.68 1.15 .950 1.85 1.85 18 6 25% 35% 1
1978 SFG NL 24 P 36 35 16 260.0 37 4 33 0 3 1.000 1.28 1.03 .951 1.91 1.89 16 8 33% 32% 0
1979 SFG NL 25 P 34 34 6 207.1 39 8 26 5 1 .872 1.48 1.00 .951 1.80 1.80 16 6 27% 34% 0
1980 SFG NL 26 P 35 33 8 215.1 55 7 45 3 3 .945 2.17 1.49 .952 1.91 1.91 31 9 23% 31% 1
1981 HOU NL 27 P 22 22 6 156.2 35 6 26 3 1 .914 1.84 1.45 .959 1.97 1.98 15 8 35% 33% 1 AS
1982 HOU NL 28 P 33 29 4 180.0 41 8 32 1 3 .976 2.00 1.21 .952 1.96 1.97 28 11 28% 32% 2
1983 HOU NL 29 P 35 29 4 203.0 45 2 40 3 4 .933 1.86 1.20 .952 1.92 1.91 31 6 16% 33% 1
1984 HOU NL 30 P 35 34 11 233.2 41 7 32 2 2 .951 1.50 1.11 .954 1.88 1.87 9 13 59% 31% 1
1985 HOU NL 31 P 37 37 4 241.0 38 5 30 3 1 .921 1.31 0.95 .953 1.92 1.92 10 11 52% 30% 0
1986 HOU NL 32 P 40 38 8 258.0 73 23 47 3 6 .959 2.44 1.75 .955 1.94 1.94 16 9 36% 32% 1
1987 HOU NL 33 P 33 31 1 177.2 48 7 39 2 2 .958 2.33 1.39 .955 1.91 1.90 16 7 30% 29% 1
1988 HOU NL 34 P 27 27 3 175.0 47 6 39 2 3 .957 2.31 1.67 .955 1.96 1.96 9 8 47% 29% 1 AS
1989 TOT NL 35 P 35 26 1 165.0 39 8 29 2 1 .949 2.02 1.06 .947 1.87 1.87 17 6 26% 32% 2
1989 HOU NL 35 P 22 20 0 113.0 32 6 24 2 1 .938 2.39 1.36 .947 1.87 1.87 13 6 32% 32% 2
1989 SFG NL 35 P 13 6 1 52.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.54 .947 1.87 1.87 4 0 0% 32% 0
1990 SFG NL 36 P 12 7 0 44.1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.83 0.75 .957 1.81 1.79 3 1 25% 29% 1
15 Seasons P 445 413 78 2708.0 584 103 451 30 32 .949 1.84 1.24 .953 1.91 1.90 235 110 32% 32% 13
15 Seasons TOT 445 413 78 2708.0 584 103 451 30 32 .949 1.84 1.24 .953 1.91 1.90 235 110 32% 32% 13
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

Hall of Fame
1996 BBWAA ()

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1978 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 Apr 26th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1978 NL  5.8 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1978 NL  6.3 (2nd)
1981 NL  3.5 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1978 NL  2.63 (4th)
1981 NL  2.18 (2nd)
1986 NL  3.14 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1978 NL  17 (7th)
1984 NL  15 (6th)
1986 NL  17 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1988 NL  .737 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1978 NL  1.165 (9th)
1981 NL  1.060 (3rd)
1986 NL  1.140 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 NL  7.546 (5th)
1981 NL  7.353 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1981 NL  2.183 (10th)
1984 NL  2.118 (5th)
1985 NL  2.017 (7th)
1986 NL  2.163 (6th)
1987 NL  2.736 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1978 NL  260.0 (5th)
1981 NL  156.7 (9th)
1984 NL  233.7 (6th)
1985 NL  241.0 (9th)
1986 NL  258.0 (3rd)
Career  2,708.0 (191st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,473 (209th)

Games Started s c a p y
1978 NL  35 (9th)
1984 NL  34 (3rd)
1985 NL  37 (4th)
1986 NL  38 (3rd)
Career  413 (111th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1978 NL  16 (3rd)
1980 NL  8 (8th)
1981 NL  6 (6th)
1984 NL  11 (4th)
1986 NL  8 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1977 NL  2 (9th)
1978 NL  6 (1st)
1981 NL  5 (2nd)
1983 NL  3 (5th)
1984 NL  3 (4th)
1986 NL  5 (1st)
Career  30 (110th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1979 NL  30 (2nd)
1984 NL  26 (2nd)
1985 NL  21 (7th)
1987 NL  26 (8th)
Career  228 (155th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  85 (6th)
Career  857 (192nd)

Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  241 (5th)
1980 NL  242 (8th)
1984 NL  223 (6th)
1985 NL  253 (4th)
1986 NL  232 (4th)
1987 NL  226 (6th)
Career  2,737 (173rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1984 NL  2.546 (8th)
1985 NL  2.426 (9th)
1986 NL  2.307 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 NL  0.346 (3rd)
1981 NL  0.287 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1980 NL  16 (2nd)
1982 NL  15 (2nd)
1983 NL  13 (8th)
1985 NL  13 (10th)
1986 NL  12 (10th)
1987 NL  17 (1st)
Career  155 (143rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1979 NL  107 (4th)
1980 NL  98 (7th)
1982 NL  89 (10th)
1985 NL  95 (8th)
1987 NL  104 (7th)
1989 NL  94 (3rd)
Career  1,106 (178th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 NL  8 (1st)
1981 NL  4 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1978 NL  1,062 (5th)
1984 NL  954 (8th)
1985 NL  1,016 (9th)
1986 NL  1,053 (4th)
Career  11,488 (192nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1978 NL  131 (5th)
1981 NL  151 (2nd)
1986 NL  114 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1978 NL  2.98 (9th)
1981 NL  2.86 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (4th)
1981 NL  21 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1978 NL  2.7 (4th)
1981 NL  2.4 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1978 NL  29.12 (4th)
1981 NL  21.97 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1978 NL  4.1 (1st)
1981 NL  3.1 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1978 NL  3.8 (1st)
1981 NL  2.3 (7th)
1986 NL  2.1 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1978 NL  3.3 (3rd)
1981 NL  2.6 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1988 NL  14 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1980 NL  45 (4th)
1986 NL  47 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1979 NL  5 (1st)
1981 NL  3 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1978 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 76 (336), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (647), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (416th), 22.1 career WAR/22.5 7yr-peak WAR/22.3 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 31 Houston Astros $850,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 32 Houston Astros $1,000,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 33 Houston Astros $1,000,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 34 Houston Astros $1,000,000* ?
1989 35 Houston Astros $68,000* ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,918,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $1,025,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $1,000,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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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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.
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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.

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