Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Frank LaCorte Statistics and History

Elliott, Kalb, MLB Network:From MLB Network’s launch on January 1, 2009—when I used baseballreference.com’s play...

 

Photo of Frank LaCorte


Frank LaCorte

Frank Joseph LaCorte

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 13, 1951 in San Jose, CA
High School: Gilroy HS (Gilroy, CA)
School: Gavilan College (Gilroy, CA)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1972. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1975 (Age 23.330)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Braves/Angels 1975-1984

Final Game: September 24, 1984 (Age 32.347)
    About biographical information

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
1975 23 ATL NL 0 3 .000 5.27 3 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 13 10 8 1 6 0 10 0 0 0 59 74 3.39 1.390 8.6 0.7 4.0 6.6 1.67
1976 24 ATL NL 3 12 .200 4.70 19 17 0 1 0 0 105.1 97 58 55 6 53 2 79 6 1 3 465 81 3.55 1.424 8.3 0.5 4.5 6.8 1.49
1977 25 ATL NL 1 8 .111 11.68 14 7 1 0 0 0 37.0 67 51 48 10 29 1 28 2 0 0 205 39 7.25 2.595 16.3 2.4 7.1 6.8 0.97
1978 26 ATL NL 0 1 .000 3.68 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.2 9 6 6 0 4 1 7 0 0 1 56 114 2.45 0.886 5.5 0.0 2.5 4.3 1.75
1979 27 TOT NL 1 2 .333 5.60 18 3 5 0 0 0 35.1 30 23 22 5 15 2 30 0 0 3 152 66 4.15 1.274 7.6 1.3 3.8 7.6 2.00
1979 27 ATL NL 0 0 7.56 6 0 2 0 0 0 8.1 9 7 7 2 5 1 6 0 0 2 38 56 6.21 1.680 9.7 2.2 5.4 6.5 1.20
1979 27 HOU NL 1 2 .333 5.00 12 3 3 0 0 0 27.0 21 16 15 3 10 1 24 0 0 1 114 71 3.51 1.148 7.0 1.0 3.3 8.0 2.40
1980 28 HOU NL 8 5 .615 2.82 55 0 44 0 0 11 83.0 61 29 26 4 43 5 66 0 0 2 342 117 3.34 1.253 6.6 0.4 4.7 7.2 1.53
1981 29 HOU NL 4 2 .667 3.64 37 0 22 0 0 5 42.0 41 18 17 1 21 3 40 0 0 6 184 91 2.50 1.476 8.8 0.2 4.5 8.6 1.90
1982 30 HOU NL 1 5 .167 4.48 55 0 29 0 0 7 76.1 71 44 38 5 46 5 51 0 1 4 345 75 4.04 1.533 8.4 0.6 5.4 6.0 1.11
1983 31 HOU NL 4 4 .500 5.06 37 0 19 0 0 3 53.1 35 32 30 8 28 3 48 2 0 5 220 67 4.59 1.181 5.9 1.4 4.7 8.1 1.71
1984 32 CAL AL 1 2 .333 7.06 13 1 5 0 0 0 29.1 33 26 23 9 13 4 13 0 0 2 131 57 7.20 1.568 10.1 2.8 4.0 4.0 1.00
10 Yrs 23 44 .343 5.01 253 32 125 1 0 26 490.0 457 297 273 49 258 26 372 10 2 26 2159 73 4.12 1.459 8.4 0.9 4.7 6.8 1.44
162 Game Avg. 5 10 .343 5.01 60 8 30 0 0 6 117 109 71 65 12 62 6 89 2 0 6 515 73 4.12 1.459 8.4 0.9 4.7 6.8 1.44
ATL (5 yrs) 4 24 .143 6.23 44 28 3 1 0 0 179.0 195 132 124 19 97 5 130 8 1 6 823 64 4.34 1.631 9.8 1.0 4.9 6.5 1.34
HOU (5 yrs) 18 18 .500 4.03 196 3 117 0 0 26 281.2 229 139 126 21 148 17 229 2 1 18 1205 83 3.66 1.338 7.3 0.7 4.7 7.3 1.55
CAL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 7.06 13 1 5 0 0 0 29.1 33 26 23 9 13 4 13 0 0 2 131 57 7.20 1.568 10.1 2.8 4.0 4.0 1.00
NL (9 yrs) 22 42 .344 4.88 240 31 120 1 0 26 460.2 424 271 250 40 245 22 359 10 2 24 2028 74 3.92 1.452 8.3 0.8 4.8 7.0 1.47
AL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 7.06 13 1 5 0 0 0 29.1 33 26 23 9 13 4 13 0 0 2 131 57 7.20 1.568 10.1 2.8 4.0 4.0 1.00
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
1975 23 ATL NL 13.2 3 2 10 6.59 4.57 -0.47 -0.02 101.2 5.08 -2 -0.2 .3 0.0 -0.1 -1 .418 .498
1976 24 ATL NL 105.1 19 17 58 4.96 4.11 -0.57 0.11 106.8 5.12 1 0.1 1.1 -0.1 1.0 10 .505 .501
1977 25 ATL NL 37.0 14 7 51 12.41 4.66 -0.98 0.00 110.5 6.23 -26 -2.3 1.0 -0.0 -2.0 -22 .335 .486
1978 26 ATL NL 14.2 2 2 6 3.68 4.09 -0.33 0.13 106.8 4.85 2 0.2 -0.0 0.3 3 .607 .501
1979 27 ATL NL 8.1 6 0 7 7.56 4.45 -0.49 -0.35 113.9 5.23 -2 -0.2 .2 0.1 -0.1 -1 .461 .499
1979 27 HOU NL 27.0 12 3 16 5.33 4.21 0.19 -0.15 93.2 3.61 -5 -0.6 .4 0.1 -0.2 -3 .452 .496
1980 28 HOU NL 83.0 55 0 29 3.14 3.96 -0.03 -0.31 92.2 3.40 2 0.2 1.7 -0.1 1.0 9 .504 .501
1981 29 HOU NL 42.0 37 0 18 3.86 4.00 0.14 -0.31 94.3 3.35 -3 -0.3 1.5 -0.1 -0.1 1 .491 .498
1982 30 HOU NL 76.1 55 0 44 5.19 4.11 -0.08 -0.32 92.9 3.60 -14 -1.6 1.3 -0.4 -1.2 -7 .472 .490
1983 31 HOU NL 53.1 37 0 32 5.40 4.18 0.17 -0.33 92.6 3.41 -12 -1.3 1.3 -0.3 -1.1 -7 .465 .492
1984 32 CAL AL 29.1 13 1 26 7.98 4.49 0.02 -0.27 101.1 4.24 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .410 .493
10 Seasons 490.0 253 32 297 5.46 4.17 -0.20 -0.17 98.7 4.19 -72 -7.2 1.3 -0.9 -3.5 -28 .472 .495
ATL (5 yrs) 179.0 44 28 132 6.64 4.27 -0.62 0.06 107.5 5.33 -28 -2.5 .7 -0.0 -0.9 -12 .443 .495
HOU (5 yrs) 281.2 196 3 139 4.44 4.08 0.04 -0.30 92.9 3.47 -33 -3.5 1.4 -0.9 -1.7 -7 .482 .496
CAL (1 yr) 29.1 13 1 26 7.98 4.49 0.02 -0.27 101.1 4.24 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .410 .493

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
1980 28 HOU NL NLCS L PHI 1 1 .500 3.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 7 2 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 18 3.000 21.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
1981 29 HOU NL NLDS L LAD 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 14 0.818 4.9 0.0 2.5 12.3 5.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 1 1 .500 1.35 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 9 2 1 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 32 1.800 12.2 0.0 4.1 9.5 2.33
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 14 0.818 4.9 0.0 2.5 12.3 5.00
1 NLCS 1 1 .500 3.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 7 2 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 18 3.000 21.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00

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
1975 23 ATL NL 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 24 ATL NL 21 36 33 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .091 .091 .091 .182 -49 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1977 25 ATL NL 14 12 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1978 26 ATL NL 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1979 27 TOT NL 18 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 27 ATL NL 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 27 HOU NL 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 28 HOU NL 55 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .167 .452 34 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1981 29 HOU NL 37 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 95 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 30 HOU NL 55 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1983 31 HOU NL 37 7 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .167 .400 .567 58 2 0 0 1 1 0 1
1984 32 CAL AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 255 89 77 2 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 28 .104 .114 .117 .231 -36 9 0 0 10 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 57 49 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 .104 .114 .117 .231 -36 6 0 0 6 1 0
ATL (5 yrs) 46 59 53 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 .094 .094 .094 .189 -48 5 0 0 6 0 0
HOU (5 yrs) 196 30 24 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .125 .154 .167 .321 -8 4 0 0 4 1 0
CAL (1 yr) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (9 yrs) 242 89 77 2 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 28 .104 .114 .117 .231 -36 9 0 0 10 1 0
AL (1 yr) 13 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 23 ATL NL 3 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1976 24 ATL NL 21 36 -7 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1977 25 ATL NL 14 12 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1978 26 ATL NL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .467 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1979 27 ATL NL 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1979 27 HOU NL 12 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1980 28 HOU NL 55 9 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1981 29 HOU NL 37 3 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1982 30 HOU NL 55 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 1
1983 31 HOU NL 37 7 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1984 32 CAL AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
10 Seasons 255 89 -15 -0 1 0 12 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .499 .500 -0.4 0.2 -3
ATL (5 yrs) 46 59 -11 0 1 0 7 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .490 .499 -0.5 0.0 -4
HOU (5 yrs) 196 30 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1
CAL (1 yr) 13 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
1980 28 HOU NL NLCS PHI L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1975 ATL NL 23 P 3 2 0 13.2 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.32 0.67 .945 1.84 1.87 5 0 0% 32% 0
1976 ATL NL 24 P 19 17 1 105.1 22 5 14 3 0 .864 1.62 1.00 .950 1.88 1.87 13 6 32% 33% 0
1977 ATL NL 25 P 14 7 0 37.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.95 0.57 .950 1.85 1.85 9 2 18% 35% 0
1978 ATL NL 26 P 2 2 0 14.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.61 0.50 .950 1.90 1.90 3 0 0% 32% 0
1979 TOT NL 27 P 18 3 0 35.1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.25 0.06 .950 1.81 1.80 6 0 0% 34% 0
1979 ATL NL 27 P 6 0 0 8.1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .950 1.84 1.80 3 0 0% 34% 0
1979 HOU NL 27 P 12 3 0 27.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 0.08 .950 1.80 1.80 3 0 0% 34% 0
1980 HOU NL 28 P 55 0 0 83.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 0.43 0.07 .952 1.91 1.91 6 1 14% 31% 0
1981 HOU NL 29 P 37 0 0 42.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.16 .958 1.97 1.98 4 1 20% 33% 0
1982 HOU NL 30 P 55 0 0 76.1 8 2 4 2 0 .750 0.71 0.11 .952 1.96 1.97 14 0 0% 32% 0
1983 HOU NL 31 P 37 0 0 53.1 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.18 0.19 .951 1.92 1.91 7 1 13% 33% 0
1984 CAL AL 32 P 13 1 0 29.1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 1.23 0.31 .958 1.78 1.78 0 0 0
10 Seasons P 253 32 1 490.0 66 13 45 8 1 .879 1.07 0.23 .952 1.90 1.91 67 11 14% 33% 0
10 Seasons TOT 253 32 1 490.0 66 13 45 8 1 .879 1.07 0.23 .952 1.90 1.91 67 11 14% 33% 0
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

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1981 NL  6 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1976 NL  6 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1980 NL  44 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1788), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4872nd), -3.9 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-1.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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 33 California Angels $346,667 ? 3/3/86 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$346,667
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.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Frank LaCorte    

Name and misspellings: Frank Frank frankie Joseph LaCorte

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.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.