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Jerry Koosman

Jerome Martin Koosman (Kooz)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: December 23, 1942 in Appleton, MN
High School: West Central School of Agriculture (Morris, MN)
School: University of Minnesota, Morris (Morris, MN)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1967 (Age 24.112)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Twins/WhiteSox/Phillies 1967-1985

Final Game: August 21, 1985 (Age 42.241)
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Standard Fielding

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
1967 NYM NL 24 P 9 3 0 22.1 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.01 0.56 .960 2.01 2.00 3 3 50% 40% 0
1968 NYM NL 25 P 35 34 17 263.2 47 5 42 0 2 1.000 1.60 1.34 .958 2.01 2.02 8 7 47% 40% 2 AS,MVP-13,RoY-2
1969 NYM NL 26 P 32 32 16 241.0 42 4 37 1 3 .976 1.53 1.28 .958 1.95 1.94 9 5 36% 40% 0 AS,MVP-23
1970 NYM NL 27 P 30 29 5 212.0 27 7 20 0 1 1.000 1.15 0.90 .951 1.85 1.84 7 7 50% 33% 2
1971 NYM NL 28 P 26 24 4 165.2 30 6 23 1 2 .967 1.58 1.12 .954 1.90 1.90 12 3 20% 35% 1
1972 NYM NL 29 P 34 24 4 163.0 28 4 23 1 1 .964 1.49 0.79 .950 1.78 1.78 12 6 33% 37% 2
1973 NYM NL 30 P 35 35 12 263.0 48 5 41 2 1 .958 1.57 1.31 .950 1.88 1.88 10 10 50% 36% 4
1974 NYM NL 31 P 35 35 13 265.0 53 8 41 4 2 .925 1.66 1.40 .944 1.88 1.88 23 10 30% 33% 7
1975 NYM NL 32 P 36 34 11 239.2 45 10 32 3 3 .933 1.58 1.17 .946 1.86 1.86 18 14 44% 32% 9
1976 NYM NL 33 P 34 32 17 247.1 47 5 39 3 1 .936 1.60 1.29 .950 1.88 1.87 6 10 63% 33% 5 CYA-2,MVP-14
1977 NYM NL 34 P 32 32 6 226.2 33 4 25 4 0 .879 1.15 0.91 .950 1.85 1.85 15 11 42% 35% 5
1978 NYM NL 35 P 38 32 3 235.1 58 4 48 6 4 .897 1.99 1.37 .951 1.91 1.89 11 14 56% 32% 8
1979 MIN AL 36 P 37 36 10 263.2 65 10 50 5 6 .923 2.05 1.62 .949 1.92 1.89 7 16 70% 36% 14 CYA-6
1980 MIN AL 37 P 38 34 8 243.1 51 7 41 3 2 .941 1.78 1.26 .957 1.85 1.85 7 10 59% 35% 7
1981 TOT AL 38 P 27 16 3 121.1 25 7 17 1 0 .960 1.78 0.89 .963 1.97 1.98 2 7 78% 38% 3
1981 MIN AL 38 P 19 13 2 94.1 21 5 15 1 0 .952 1.91 1.05 .963 1.97 1.98 1 7 88% 38% 3
1981 CHW AL 38 P 8 3 1 27.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.50 .962 1.97 1.98 1 0 0% 38% 0
1982 CHW AL 39 P 42 19 3 173.1 37 12 24 1 3 .973 1.87 0.86 .958 1.80 1.80 7 5 42% 36% 3
1983 CHW AL 40 P 37 24 2 169.2 33 5 26 2 2 .939 1.64 0.84 .958 1.80 1.78 12 5 29% 33% 4
1984 PHI NL 41 P 36 34 3 224.0 47 9 34 4 1 .915 1.73 1.19 .954 1.88 1.87 13 10 43% 31% 5
1985 PHI NL 42 P 19 18 3 99.1 19 4 14 1 1 .947 1.63 0.95 .953 1.92 1.92 8 2 20% 30% 1
19 Seasons P 612 527 140 3839.1 740 116 582 42 36 .943 1.64 1.14 .953 1.89 1.88 190 155 45% 35% 82
19 Seasons TOT 612 527 140 3839.1 740 116 582 42 36 .943 1.64 1.14 .953 1.89 1.88 190 155 45% 35% 82
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1967 NYM NL 24 P
1968 NYM NL 25 P
1969 NYM NL 26 P
1970 NYM NL 27 P
1971 NYM NL 28 P
1972 NYM NL 29 P
1973 NYM NL 30 P
1974 NYM NL 31 P
1975 NYM NL 32 P
1976 NYM NL 33 P
1977 NYM NL 34 P
1978 NYM NL 35 P
1979 MIN AL 36 P
1980 MIN AL 37 P
1981 MIN AL 38 P
1981 CHW AL 38 P
1982 CHW AL 39 P
1983 CHW AL 40 P
1984 PHI NL 41 P
1985 PHI NL 42 P
19 Seasons P
19 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1967 NYM NL 24 9 3 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYM NL 25 35 34 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 NYM NL 26 32 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NYM NL 27 30 29 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 NYM NL 28 26 24 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 NYM NL 29 34 24 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 NYM NL 30 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 NYM NL 31 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYM NL 32 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 NYM NL 33 34 32 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 NYM NL 34 32 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYM NL 35 38 32 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 MIN AL 36 37 36 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MIN AL 37 38 34 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 MIN AL 38 19 13 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CHW AL 38 8 3 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CHW AL 39 42 19 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CHW AL 40 37 24 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 PHI NL 41 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 PHI NL 42 19 18 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons 612 527 431 612 612 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1967 NYM NL 24 105 77% 29% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYM NL 25 1058 78% 28% 42 100% 0 5 3 2 42 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 100%
1969 NYM NL 26 957 76% 25% 37 100% 1 4 1 2 38 29 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 5 100%
1970 NYM NL 27 882 81% 29% 26 85% 1 7 1 4 21 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 63%
1971 NYM NL 28 694 82% 27% 24 92% 0 5 0 4 23 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 67%
1972 NYM NL 29 691 75% 24% 23 87% 0 4 0 4 22 16 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1973 NYM NL 30 1071 80% 27% 46 87% 2 6 3 2 41 29 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 15 87%
1974 NYM NL 31 1118 79% 26% 40 88% 0 8 2 6 42 30 2 4 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 7 86%
1975 NYM NL 32 1018 78% 24% 33 76% 2 8 0 7 34 18 4 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 3 0 5 80%
1976 NYM NL 33 994 76% 27% 34 94% 1 4 1 3 36 27 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 11 91%
1977 NYM NL 34 940 74% 26% 26 81% 0 3 0 3 26 15 5 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 67%
1978 NYM NL 35 986 78% 27% 45 87% 0 4 0 2 45 27 6 6 0 3 3 3 4 3 4 0 10 70%
1979 MIN AL 36 1101 81% 27% 41 88% 2 9 0 7 50 27 4 5 0 4 1 2 6 4 5 1 9 100%
1980 MIN AL 37 1022 81% 25% 35 91% 2 8 1 5 37 22 2 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 11 82%
1981 MIN AL 38 404 81% 25% 12 100% 1 5 1 2 15 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1981 CHW AL 38 113 77% 20% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1982 CHW AL 39 726 85% 27% 26 85% 0 11 1 9 24 15 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 2 100%
1983 CHW AL 40 730 83% 27% 30 80% 1 6 3 3 26 17 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 100%
1984 PHI NL 41 949 83% 29% 31 84% 1 9 1 5 34 18 2 4 0 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1985 PHI NL 42 433 82% 21% 12 92% 1 4 1 3 14 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 100%
19 Seasons 15992 79% 26% 570 89% 15 112 19 75 577 381 44 42 2 20 20 16 36 24 31 5 110 84%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA ( 0.9%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (13, 5%)
1969 NL (23, 2%)
1976 NL (14, 6%)
0.13 Career Shares (867th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 NL (2, 57%)
1979 AL (6, 4%)
0.62 Career Shares (92nd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1973 April NL Player of the Month
1976 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Assists as P s c a p y
1979 AL  50 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1978 NL  6 (2nd)
1979 AL  5 (5th)
1984 NL  4 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1968 NL  1.000 (1st)
1970 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1980 AL  born 1942-12-23 (10th)
1981 AL  born 1942-12-23 (6th)
1982 AL  born 1942-12-23 (6th)
1983 AL  born 1942-12-23 (4th)
1984 NL  born 1942-12-23 (3rd)
1985 NL  born 1942-12-23 (3rd)

                                         

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