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Sandy Koufax    \KOE-facks\

Sanford Koufax (The Left Arm of God)
born Sanford Braun

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 24, 1955 (Age 19.176)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1955-1966

Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 30.276)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1972 (344/396 ballots).
   View Sandy Koufax Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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
1955 19 BRO NL 2 2 .500 3.02 12 5 4 2 2 0 41.2 33 15 14 2 28 1 30 1 1 2 183 136 3.64 1.464 7.1 0.4 6.0 6.5 1.07
1956 20 BRO NL 2 4 .333 4.91 16 10 1 0 0 0 58.2 66 37 32 10 29 0 30 0 2 1 261 82 5.05 1.619 10.1 1.5 4.4 4.6 1.03
1957 21 BRO NL 5 4 .556 3.88 34 13 12 2 0 0 104.1 83 49 45 14 51 1 122 2 0 5 444 106 3.39 1.284 7.2 1.2 4.4 10.5 2.39
1958 22 LAD NL 11 11 .500 4.48 40 26 7 5 0 1 158.2 132 89 79 19 105 6 131 1 0 17 714 93 4.38 1.494 7.5 1.1 6.0 7.4 1.25
1959 23 LAD NL 8 6 .571 4.05 35 23 6 6 1 2 153.1 136 74 69 23 92 4 173 0 1 5 679 105 4.04 1.487 8.0 1.4 5.4 10.2 1.88
1960 24 LAD NL 8 13 .381 3.91 37 26 7 7 2 1 175.0 133 83 76 20 100 6 197 1 0 9 753 101 3.49 1.331 6.8 1.0 5.1 10.1 1.97
1961 ★ 25 LAD NL 18 13 .581 3.52 42 35 2 15 2 1 255.2 212 117 100 27 96 6 269 3 2 12 1068 122 3.00 1.205 7.5 1.0 3.4 9.5 2.80 AS,MVP-18
1962 ★ 26 LAD NL 14 7 .667 2.54 28 26 2 11 2 1 184.1 134 61 52 13 57 4 216 2 0 3 744 143 2.15 1.036 6.5 0.6 2.8 10.5 3.79 AS,MVP-24
1963 ★ 27 LAD NL 25 5 .833 1.88 40 40 0 20 11 0 311.0 214 68 65 18 58 7 306 3 1 6 1210 159 1.85 0.875 6.2 0.5 1.7 8.9 5.28 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1964 ★ 28 LAD NL 19 5 .792 1.74 29 28 1 15 7 1 223.0 154 49 43 13 53 5 223 0 0 9 870 186 2.08 0.928 6.2 0.5 2.1 9.0 4.21 AS,CYA-3,MVP-17
1965 ★ 29 LAD NL 26 8 .765 2.04 43 41 2 27 8 2 335.2 216 90 76 26 71 4 382 5 0 11 1297 160 1.93 0.855 5.8 0.7 1.9 10.2 5.38 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
1966 ★ 30 LAD NL 27 9 .750 1.73 41 41 0 27 5 0 323.0 241 74 62 19 77 4 317 0 0 7 1274 190 2.07 0.985 6.7 0.5 2.1 8.8 4.12 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
12 Yrs 165 87 .655 2.76 397 314 44 137 40 9 2324.1 1754 806 713 204 817 48 2396 18 7 87 9497 131 2.69 1.106 6.8 0.8 3.2 9.3 2.93
162 Game Avg. 16 8 .655 2.76 38 30 4 13 4 1 222 168 77 68 20 78 5 229 2 1 8 908 131 2.69 1.106 6.8 0.8 3.2 9.3 2.93
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
1955 19 BRO NL 41.2 12 5 15 3.24 4.41 0.40 0.00 102.2 4.10 5 0.5 .3 -0.1 0.9 8 .542 .503 $6,000
1956 20 BRO NL 58.2 16 10 37 5.68 4.40 0.59 0.00 107.4 4.09 -9 -1.0 .2 0.0 -0.3 -5 .440 .494 $6,000
1957 21 BRO NL 104.1 34 13 49 4.23 4.26 0.20 0.00 108.2 4.40 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .509 .502
1958 22 LAD NL 158.2 40 26 89 5.05 4.60 -0.15 0.00 100.7 4.78 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 1.1 12 .490 .497
1959 23 LAD NL 153.1 35 23 74 4.34 4.42 -0.01 0.00 107.3 4.75 6 0.6 1.8 -0.1 2.1 23 .517 .504 $14,000
1960 24 LAD NL 175.0 37 26 83 4.27 4.10 0.18 0.05 105.6 4.19 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.1 1.5 16 .495 .499 $19,000
1961 ★ 25 LAD NL 255.2 42 35 117 4.12 4.54 -0.20 0.06 107.2 5.15 28 3.0 1.6 -0.1 5.7 57 .572 .519 $18,500 AS,MVP-18
1962 ★ 26 LAD NL 184.1 28 26 61 2.98 4.43 -0.07 0.07 91.5 4.18 24 2.6 .1 -0.1 4.4 44 .593 .516 $27,500 AS,MVP-24
1963 ★ 27 LAD NL 311.0 40 40 68 1.97 3.77 -0.15 0.06 94.1 3.75 59 7.7 -0.2 10.7 89 .693 .548 $35,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1964 ★ 28 LAD NL 223.0 29 28 49 1.98 4.03 0.03 0.06 92.3 3.75 41 5.2 3.1 -0.1 7.4 65 .680 .532 $70,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-17
1965 ★ 29 LAD NL 335.2 43 41 90 2.41 3.97 0.30 0.06 93.1 3.48 40 4.9 1.9 -0.2 8.1 71 .613 .530 $110,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
1966 ★ 30 LAD NL 323.0 41 41 74 2.06 4.06 -0.07 0.07 90.8 3.82 60 7.4 -0.2 10.3 92 .681 .546 $125,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
12 Seasons 2324.1 397 314 806 3.12 4.18 0.02 0.05 97.9 4.12 249 30.7 1.1 -1.1 53.2 484 .577 .518 $431,000

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
1959 ❍ 23 LAD NL WS W CHW 0 1 .000 1.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 31 0.667 5.0 0.0 1.0 7.0 7.00
1963 ❍ MVP 27 LAD NL WS W NYY 2 0 1.000 1.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 12 3 3 2 3 0 23 0 0 0 69 0.833 6.0 1.0 1.5 11.5 7.67
1965 ❍ MVP 29 LAD NL WS W MIN 2 1 .667 0.38 3 3 0 2 2 0 24.0 13 2 1 0 5 0 29 0 0 0 87 0.750 4.9 0.0 1.9 10.9 5.80
1966 30 LAD NL WS L BAL 0 1 .000 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 4 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 26 1.333 9.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
4 Yrs (4 Series) 4 3 .571 0.95 8 7 0 4 2 0 57.0 36 10 6 2 11 1 61 0 0 0 213 0.825 5.7 0.3 1.7 9.6 5.55
4 WS 4 3 .571 0.95 8 7 0 4 2 0 57.0 36 10 6 2 11 1 61 0 0 0 213 0.825 5.7 0.3 1.7 9.6 5.55

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1961 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5
1962 LAD NL 26
1963 LAD NL 27
1964 LAD NL 28
1965 LAD NL 29 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 2.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
1966 LAD NL 30 1 0 0 3.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
6 Yrs (4 GP) 1 1 0 1.000 1.50 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 23 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50

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
1955 19 BRO NL 12 183 153 15 33 5 0 2 1 1 28 30 .216 .341 .288 .628 .256 44 4 1 1 0 1 2
1956 20 BRO NL 16 261 231 37 66 14 4 10 2 1 29 30 .286 .365 .511 .876 .293 118 7 0 1 0 0 3
1957 21 BRO NL 34 444 385 49 83 13 4 14 5 1 51 122 .216 .309 .379 .688 .275 146 4 2 4 2 1 3
1958 22 LAD NL 40 714 599 89 132 25 5 19 3 1 105 131 .220 .336 .374 .710 .249 224 13 1 4 4 6 13
1959 23 LAD NL 35 679 579 74 136 22 2 23 1 2 92 173 .235 .338 .399 .737 .292 231 5 0 4 4 4 5
1960 24 LAD NL 37 753 641 83 133 18 5 20 5 6 100 197 .207 .314 .345 .659 .265 221 9 1 8 3 6 10
1961 25 LAD NL 42 1068 954 117 212 31 6 27 6 7 96 269 .222 .295 .352 .647 .280 336 14 3 12 3 6 15
1962 26 LAD NL 28 744 680 61 134 22 1 13 5 3 57 216 .197 .261 .290 .551 .268 197 5 2 4 1 4 11
1963 27 LAD NL 40 1210 1135 68 214 28 6 18 11 1 58 306 .189 .230 .271 .501 .241 308 9 3 13 1 7 15
1964 28 LAD NL 29 870 806 49 154 25 2 13 5 6 53 223 .191 .240 .275 .516 .246 222 8 0 8 3 5 12
1965 29 LAD NL 2 43 1297 1205 90 216 29 7 26 16 4 71 382 .179 .227 .280 .507 .238 337 13 5 13 3 4 18
1966 30 LAD NL 41 1274 1178 74 241 38 5 19 13 5 77 317 .205 .252 .294 .545 .261 346 13 0 11 8 4 10
12 Yrs 2 397 9497 8546 806 1754 270 47 204 73 38 817 2396 .205 .275 .319 .594 .259 2730 104 18 83 32 48 117
162 Game Avg. 0 38 908 817 77 168 26 4 20 7 4 78 229 .205 .275 .319 .594 .259 261 10 2 8 3 5 11
MLB Averages .254 .321 .386 .706 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1955 19 BRO NL 5.4 0.6 188 0.3 2.6 -2.3 .84 0.2 0.1 8.4 0.9 0.97 3.8 0 1 6
1956 20 BRO NL -5.7 -0.6 269 -0.6 4.9 -5.5 1.05 -1.2 0.6 -8.7 -0.8 0.96 -13.2 0 0 6
1957 21 BRO NL 3.3 0.3 457 0.0 7.0 -7.0 .90 0.5 -0.5 2.4 0.2 0.92 4.7 6 3 12
1958 22 LAD NL -5.6 -0.6 731 -0.9 13.7 -14.6 1.15 -0.7 -0.0 -12.4 -1.2 0.98 -8.8 4 4 4
1959 23 LAD NL 4.5 0.4 691 0.5 12.8 -12.3 1.07 -0.1 0.6 1.8 0.2 0.95 0.9 5 1 6
1960 24 LAD NL 2.1 0.2 775 -0.5 15.5 -15.9 1.21 0.5 -0.9 -1.1 -0.1 0.92 5.6 4 1 6
1961 25 LAD NL 18.8 1.9 1090 1.7 21.3 -19.5 1.09 1.7 -0.1 18.8 1.9 0.90 21.4 4 0 3
1962 26 LAD NL 23.7 2.5 759 3.5 13.0 -9.5 .92 3.8 0.0 27.7 3.1 0.90 39.3 0 0 1
1963 27 LAD NL 46.0 5.4 1230 7.8 23.9 -16.1 1.09 7.2 0.1 60.5 7.8 0.87 68.4 0 0 0
1964 28 LAD NL 40.6 4.7 890 5.7 17.9 -12.2 1.09 5.6 -0.4 45.7 5.7 0.88 54.1 1 0 0
1965 29 LAD NL 47.9 5.5 1325 8.3 26.2 -17.9 1.05 6.8 1.1 56.2 6.8 0.86 64.0 1 0 1
1966 30 LAD NL 59.8 6.9 1300 8.0 24.6 -16.6 1.02 7.2 0.6 68.0 8.5 0.90 71.7 0 0 0
12 Yrs 240.8 27.3 9705 34.0 183.4 -149.4 1.06 31.3 0.7 267.4 32.8 0.90 311.9 25 10 45

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
1955 19 BRO NL 12 5 2 1 2 0 1 2 3 .400 0 1 2 2 3 60% 61.4 92 41 9 2 3 2 3.3 4.2 6.7
1956 20 BRO NL 16 10 2 4 4 0 0 5 5 .500 0 1 0 0 3 30% 45.5 61 31 16 6 3 5 3.7 4.0 4.9
1957 21 BRO NL 34 13 4 4 5 1 0 8 5 .615 0 5 2 0 5 38% 52.5 81 29 13 2 6 5 4.2 4.2 5.7
1958 22 LAD NL 40 26 8 10 8 1 2 13 13 .500 2 3 5 0 9 35% 51.1 85 23 41 13 18 3 4.3 4.5 5.2
1959 23 LAD NL 35 23 8 6 9 1 2 15 8 .652 2 8 6 1 9 39% 54.3 81 30 36 9 10 8 5.7 4.6 6.0
1960 24 LAD NL 37 26 7 13 6 1 4 10 16 .385 0 3 7 2 11 42% 55.3 95 21 28 12 12 3 3.9 3.9 6.1
1961 25 LAD NL 42 35 17 13 5 0 4 22 13 .629 0 5 15 2 22 63% 58.9 97 20 26 13 23 5 5.0 4.2 7.0
1962 26 LAD NL 28 26 14 7 5 1 3 17 9 .654 3 2 11 2 17 65% 64.8 95 31 14 3 16 3 4.8 5.2 7.0
1963 27 LAD NL 40 40 25 5 10 1 1 34 6 .850 3 5 20 11 31 78% 69.8 95 20 18 5 33 2 4.3 4.2 7.8
1964 28 LAD NL 29 28 19 5 4 1 4 21 7 .750 1 2 15 7 24 86% 69.9 98 36 10 0 20 3 3.7 3.5 7.9
1965 29 LAD NL 43 41 26 8 7 0 6 30 11 .732 2 4 27 8 35 85% 71.8 101 26 14 7 33 1 4.0 3.7 8.1
1966 30 LAD NL 41 41 27 9 5 0 6 29 12 .707 0 3 27 5 36 88% 69.1 98 24 6 4 27 1 4.3 4.4 7.9
12 Yrs 397 314 159 85 70 7 33 206 108 .656 13 42 137 40 205 65% 63 101 20 231 76 204 41 4.3 4.2 7.0
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 118 -14 4.3 4.2 6.4

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
1955 19 BRO NL 12 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 9 .838 0 1 6 1 0 6 2 5 2 1 3 1 3.6
1956 20 BRO NL 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 6 1.047 0 0 6 0 0 6 2 4 3 2 3 1 4.7
1957 21 BRO NL 34 21 12 1 0 1 0 1 0% 3 1 12 3 25% 8 .896 6 3 12 3 2 16 7 14 10 6 10 3 4.3
1958 22 LAD NL 40 14 7 3 1 2 1 1 50% 3 0 10 4 40% 9 1.152 4 4 4 3 3 8 5 9 5 5 5 3 5.1
1959 23 LAD NL 35 12 6 0 0 2 2 0 100% 4 2 6 0 0% 9 1.066 5 1 6 4 2 6 4 8 4 6 6 1 4.0
1960 24 LAD NL 37 11 7 1 0 2 1 1 50% 3 0 4 2 50% 9 1.212 4 1 6 3 1 7 2 9 5 3 5 0 4.2
1961 25 LAD NL 42 7 2 1 0 1 1 0 100% 2 0 3 2 67% 5 1.091 4 0 3 2 2 3 1 6 5 1 5 1 4.7
1962 26 LAD NL 28 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 7 .924 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 4.5
1964 28 LAD NL 29 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 0 0% 7 1.091 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.0
1965 29 LAD NL 43 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0% 9 1.053 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
10 Yrs 316 83 44 6 2 12 9 3 75% 19 3 44 13 30% 1.062 25 10 45 20 10 53 25 58 36 24 39 11 4.4

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%
1955 19 BRO NL 183 28% 1.1% 16.4% 15.3% 3.8% 21% 0.94 66% 41 4 10%
1956 20 BRO NL 261 32% 3.8% 11.5% 11.1% 10.7% 42% 0.61 73% 54 7 13%
1957 21 BRO NL 444 28% 3.2% 27.5% 11.5% 7.0% 37% 0.50 57% 78 4 5%
1958 22 LAD NL 714 25% 2.7% 18.4% 14.7% 6.9% 37% 0.68 63% 157 13 8%
1959 23 LAD NL 679 25% 3.4% 25.5% 13.6% 6.9% 35% 0.69 57% 145 5 3%
1960 24 LAD NL 753 21% 2.7% 26.2% 13.3% 5.7% 32% 0.71 57% 143 9 6%
1961 25 LAD NL 1068 22% 2.5% 25.2% 9.0% 6.0% 30% 0.85 62% 199 14 7%
1962 26 LAD NL 744 23% 1.8% 29.0% 7.7% 4.8% 27% 0.65 61% 117 5 4%
1963 27 LAD NL 1210 21% 1.5% 25.3% 4.8% 4.3% 24% 0.76 67% 172 9 5%
1964 28 LAD NL 870 17% 1.5% 25.6% 6.1% 4.6% 26% 0.66 66% 134 8 6%
1965 29 LAD NL 1297 18% 2.0% 29.5% 5.5% 4.8% 29% 0.72 62% 184 13 7%
1966 30 LAD NL 1274 17% 1.5% 24.9% 6.0% 4.9% 26% 0.62 67% 198 13 7%
12 Yrs 9497 21% 2.2% 25.2% 8.6% 5.5% 30% 0.70 63% 1622 104 6%
MLB Averages 49% 2.3% 14.0% 8.5% 6.5% 29% 1.04 73% 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
1955 19 BRO NL 183 33 2 0 6 1 1 0 2 9 3 1 33% 2 2 0 74 1 1 50% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1956 20 BRO NL 261 66 10 0 7 7 3 5 5 10 4 2 40% 3 1 1 97 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
1957 21 BRO NL 444 83 14 0 6 7 7 9 5 18 7 5 39% 3 5 1 151 5 1 83% 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
1958 22 LAD NL 714 132 19 1 24 16 3 12 7 37 16 7 43% 13 17 0 282 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
1959 23 LAD NL 679 136 23 1 8 19 4 13 10 27 10 9 37% 5 5 2 265 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1960 24 LAD NL 753 133 20 2 13 17 3 12 8 28 14 5 50% 10 9 2 261 5 6 45% 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 0
1961 25 LAD NL 1068 212 27 0 21 23 4 19 8 36 18 9 50% 15 12 2 387 6 7 46% 6 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 21 0
1962 26 LAD NL 744 134 13 1 10 12 1 6 7 23 10 6 43% 11 3 2 254 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1963 27 LAD NL 1210 214 18 0 12 17 1 5 13 28 10 4 36% 15 6 2 379 11 1 92% 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1964 28 LAD NL 870 154 13 0 10 11 2 5 8 23 7 6 30% 12 9 1 277 5 6 45% 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 14 0
1965 29 LAD NL 1295 216 26 1 8 21 5 8 18 37 12 15 32% 18 11 0 392 16 4 80% 15 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 2
1966 30 LAD NL 1274 241 19 0 21 17 2 10 9 51 19 16 37% 10 7 0 428 13 5 72% 12 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 16 0
12 Yrs 9495 1754 204 6 146 168 36 104 100 327 130 85 40% 117 87 13 3247 73 38 66% 67 33 6 3 0 2 5 1 170 2
MLB Averages 51% 61%

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+
1955 19 2 2 .500 3.02 12 5 4 2 2 0 41.2 33 15 14 2 28 1 30 1 1 2 183 136 1.464 7.1 0.4 6.0 6.5 1.07 136
1956 20 4 6 .400 4.13 28 15 5 2 2 0 100.1 99 52 46 12 57 1 60 1 3 3 444 98 1.555 8.9 1.1 5.1 5.4 1.05 98
1957 21 9 10 .474 4.00 62 28 17 4 2 0 204.2 182 101 91 26 108 2 182 3 3 8 888 102 1.417 8.0 1.1 4.7 8.0 1.69 102
1958 22 20 21 .488 4.21 102 54 24 9 2 1 363.1 314 190 170 45 213 8 313 4 3 25 1602 98 1.450 7.8 1.1 5.3 7.8 1.47 98
1959 23 28 27 .509 4.16 137 77 30 15 3 3 516.2 450 264 239 68 305 12 486 4 4 30 2281 100 1.461 7.8 1.2 5.3 8.5 1.59 100
1960 24 36 40 .474 4.10 174 103 37 22 5 4 691.2 583 347 315 88 405 18 683 5 4 39 3034 100 1.428 7.6 1.1 5.3 8.9 1.69 100
1961 25 54 53 .505 3.94 216 138 39 37 7 5 947.1 795 464 415 115 501 24 952 8 6 51 4102 105 1.368 7.6 1.1 4.8 9.0 1.90 105
1962 26 68 60 .531 3.71 244 164 41 48 9 6 1131.2 929 525 467 128 558 28 1168 10 6 54 4846 110 1.314 7.4 1.0 4.4 9.3 2.09 110
1963 27 93 65 .589 3.32 284 204 41 68 20 6 1442.2 1143 593 532 146 616 35 1474 13 7 60 6056 116 1.219 7.1 0.9 3.8 9.2 2.39 116
1964 28 112 70 .615 3.11 313 232 42 83 27 7 1665.2 1297 642 575 159 669 40 1697 13 7 69 6926 121 1.180 7.0 0.9 3.6 9.2 2.54 121
1965 29 138 78 .639 2.93 356 273 44 110 35 9 2001.1 1513 732 651 185 740 44 2079 18 7 80 8223 125 1.126 6.8 0.8 3.3 9.3 2.81 125
1966 30 165 87 .655 2.76 397 314 44 137 40 9 2324.1 1754 806 713 204 817 48 2396 18 7 87 9497 131 1.106 6.8 0.8 3.2 9.3 2.93 131

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
1955 19 3 2 .600 2.86 44.0 34 15 14 2 29 32 1 1.432 7.0 5.9 6.5 1.10 0.4 12
1956 20 3 4 .429 5.02 61.0 69 38 34 10 30 31 0 1.623 10.2 4.4 4.6 1.03 1.5 16
1957 21 6 6 .500 3.55 109.0 84 48 43 14 52 127 2 1.248 6.9 4.3 10.5 2.44 1.2 34
1958 22 9 10 .474 4.31 167.0 135 89 80 19 107 138 1 1.449 7.3 5.8 7.4 1.29 1.0 40
1959 23 9 9 .500 3.66 160.0 137 72 65 23 93 181 0 1.438 7.7 5.2 10.2 1.95 1.3 35
1960 24 10 10 .500 3.79 183.0 139 86 77 21 105 206 1 1.333 6.8 5.2 10.1 1.96 1.0 37
1961 25 16 14 .533 3.44 267.0 213 113 102 27 96 281 3 1.157 7.2 3.2 9.5 2.93 0.9 42
1962 26 12 8 .600 2.89 184.0 140 66 59 14 60 216 2 1.087 6.8 2.9 10.6 3.60 0.7 28
1963 27 24 11 .686 2.26 311.0 245 87 78 21 66 306 3 1.000 7.1 1.9 8.9 4.64 0.6 40
1964 28 18 7 .720 2.14 223.0 172 59 53 15 59 223 0 1.036 6.9 2.4 9.0 3.78 0.6 29
1965 29 24 13 .649 2.59 334.0 237 107 96 29 78 380 5 0.943 6.4 2.1 10.2 4.87 0.8 43
1966 30 25 11 .694 2.20 323.0 267 88 79 21 85 317 0 1.090 7.4 2.4 8.8 3.73 0.6 41
12 Yrs 159 105 .602 2.97 2366.0 1872 868 780 216 860 2438 18 1.155 7.1 9.3 2.83 0.8 397



* - 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
1972 BBWAA (86.9%)
Selected to HOF in 1972 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1961 NL (18, 2%)
1962 NL (24, 1%)
1963 NL (1, 85%)
1964 NL (17, 3%)
1965 NL (2, 63%)
1966 NL (2, 74%)
1 MVP
2.28 Career Shares (73rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1963 ML (1, 100%)
1964 ML (3, 5%)
1965 ML (1, 100%)
1966 ML (1, 100%)
3 Cy Youngs
3.05 Career Shares (10th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1962 June NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1963 NL  9.9 (3rd)
1964 NL  7.1 (8th)
1965 NL  8.6 (4th)
1966 NL  9.8 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1961 NL  5.7 (2nd)
1963 NL  10.7 (1st)
1964 NL  7.4 (2nd)
1965 NL  8.1 (4th)
1966 NL  10.3 (1st)
Career  53.2 (82nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1961 NL  3.52 (7th)
1962 NL  2.54 (1st)
1963 NL  1.88 (1st)
1964 NL  1.74 (1st)
1965 NL  2.04 (1st)
1966 NL  1.73 (1st)
Career  2.76 (95th)

Wins s c a p y
1961 NL  18 (4th)
1963 NL  25 (1st)
1964 NL  19 (4th)
1965 NL  26 (1st)
1966 NL  27 (1st)
Career  165 (203rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1962 NL  .667 (6th)
1963 NL  .833 (2nd)
1964 NL  .792 (1st)
1965 NL  .765 (1st)
1966 NL  .750 (2nd)
Career  .655 (21st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1961 NL  1.205 (4th)
1962 NL  1.036 (1st)
1963 NL  0.875 (1st)
1964 NL  0.928 (1st)
1965 NL  0.855 (1st)
1966 NL  0.985 (2nd)
Career  1.106 (24th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  7.487 (2nd)
1960 NL  6.840 (2nd)
1961 NL  7.463 (1st)
1962 NL  6.543 (1st)
1963 NL  6.193 (1st)
1964 NL  6.215 (1st)
1965 NL  5.792 (1st)
1966 NL  6.715 (2nd)
Career  6.792 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1963 NL  1.679 (5th)
1965 NL  1.904 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  7.431 (2nd)
1960 NL  10.131 (1st)
1961 NL  9.469 (1st)
1962 NL  10.546 (1st)
1963 NL  8.855 (2nd)
1964 NL  9.000 (1st)
1965 NL  10.242 (1st)
1966 NL  8.833 (1st)
Career  9.278 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1961 NL  255.7 (4th)
1963 NL  311.0 (3rd)
1965 NL  335.7 (1st)
1966 NL  323.0 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1957 NL  122 (9th)
1958 NL  131 (6th)
1959 NL  173 (3rd)
1960 NL  197 (2nd)
1961 NL  269 (1st)
1962 NL  216 (2nd)
1963 NL  306 (1st)
1964 NL  223 (4th)
1965 NL  382 (1st)
1966 NL  317 (1st)
Career  2,396 (42nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1961 NL  35 (4th)
1963 NL  40 (3rd)
1965 NL  41 (2nd)
1966 NL  41 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1961 NL  15 (2nd)
1963 NL  20 (2nd)
1964 NL  15 (6th)
1965 NL  27 (1st)
1966 NL  27 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1955 NL  2 (7th)
1962 NL  2 (10th)
1963 NL  11 (1st)
1964 NL  7 (1st)
1965 NL  8 (2nd)
1966 NL  5 (1st)
Career  40 (44th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1961 NL  27 (6th)
1965 NL  26 (5th)
Career  204 (207th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  105 (2nd)
1959 NL  92 (4th)
1960 NL  100 (3rd)
1961 NL  96 (5th)
1965 NL  71 (10th)
1966 NL  77 (7th)
Career  817 (232nd)

Hits s c a p y
1966 NL  241 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  2.802 (1st)
1962 NL  3.790 (2nd)
1963 NL  5.276 (1st)
1964 NL  4.208 (2nd)
1965 NL  5.380 (1st)
1966 NL  4.117 (4th)
Career  2.933 (54th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1962 NL  0.635 (7th)
1963 NL  0.521 (10th)
1964 NL  0.525 (8th)
1965 NL  0.697 (10th)
1966 NL  0.529 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1961 NL  13 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1961 NL  100 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1957 NL  5 (9th)
1958 NL  17 (1st)
1960 NL  9 (4th)
1961 NL  12 (2nd)
1964 NL  9 (10th)
1965 NL  11 (7th)
Career  87 (152nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1961 NL  1,068 (3rd)
1963 NL  1,210 (3rd)
1965 NL  1,297 (1st)
1966 NL  1,274 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1961 NL  122 (5th)
1962 NL  143 (4th)
1963 NL  159 (2nd)
1964 NL  186 (1st)
1965 NL  160 (3rd)
1966 NL  190 (1st)
Career  131 (37th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1961 NL  3.00 (1st)
1962 NL  2.15 (1st)
1963 NL  1.85 (1st)
1964 NL  2.08 (1st)
1965 NL  1.93 (1st)
1966 NL  2.07 (1st)
Career  2.69 (46th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1961 NL  19 (5th)
1962 NL  24 (8th)
1963 NL  46 (1st)
1964 NL  41 (1st)
1965 NL  48 (2nd)
1966 NL  60 (1st)
Career  241 (52nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1961 NL  1.9 (5th)
1962 NL  2.5 (8th)
1963 NL  5.4 (1st)
1964 NL  4.7 (1st)
1965 NL  5.5 (2nd)
1966 NL  6.9 (1st)
Career  27.3 (43rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1961 NL  18.83 (7th)
1962 NL  27.70 (9th)
1963 NL  60.48 (1st)
1964 NL  45.72 (2nd)
1965 NL  56.23 (1st)
1966 NL  68.04 (1st)
Career  267.41 (29th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1961 NL  1.7 (10th)
1962 NL  3.5 (3rd)
1963 NL  7.8 (1st)
1964 NL  5.7 (1st)
1965 NL  8.3 (1st)
1966 NL  8.0 (1st)
Career  34.0 (21st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1961 NL  1.7 (5th)
1962 NL  3.8 (3rd)
1963 NL  7.2 (1st)
1964 NL  5.6 (2nd)
1965 NL  6.8 (1st)
1966 NL  7.2 (1st)
Career  31.3 (22nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1961 NL  1.9 (7th)
1962 NL  3.1 (8th)
1963 NL  7.8 (1st)
1964 NL  5.7 (2nd)
1965 NL  6.8 (1st)
1966 NL  8.5 (1st)
Career  32.8 (21st)

Youngest s c a p y
1955 NL  born 1935-12-30 (3rd)
1956 NL  born 1935-12-30 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 78 (12), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 151 (94), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 227 (17), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 46 (48), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (85th), 49.0 career WAR/46.1 7yr-peak WAR/47.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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