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Rick Langford

James Rick Langford

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 20, 1952 in Farmville, VA
High School: Varina HS (Richmond, VA)
Schools: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1973. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 13, 1976 (Age 24.085)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates 1976-1986

Final Game: July 13, 1986 (Age 34.115)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 21, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #970. Dustin Hermanson… #971. Paul Maholm… #972. Ray Kolp… #973. RICK LANGFORD… #974. Jack Wilson… #975. Slim Harriss… #976. Blue Moon Odom… 

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
1976 24 PIT NL 0 1 .000 6.26 12 1 5 0 0 0 23.0 27 17 16 2 14 0 17 0 1 0 105 56 4.11 1.783 10.6 0.8 5.5 6.7 1.21
1977 25 OAK AL 8 19 .296 4.02 37 31 2 6 1 0 208.1 223 107 93 18 73 3 141 2 1 4 901 100 3.59 1.421 9.6 0.8 3.2 6.1 1.93
1978 26 OAK AL 7 13 .350 3.43 37 24 5 4 2 0 175.2 169 77 67 15 56 8 92 3 0 2 741 106 3.66 1.281 8.7 0.8 2.9 4.7 1.64
1979 27 OAK AL 12 16 .429 4.28 34 29 0 14 1 0 218.2 233 114 104 22 57 6 101 4 1 16 934 95 3.95 1.326 9.6 0.9 2.3 4.2 1.77
1980 28 OAK AL 19 12 .613 3.26 35 33 2 28 2 0 290.0 276 119 105 29 64 6 102 1 1 7 1166 116 4.02 1.172 8.6 0.9 2.0 3.2 1.59
1981 29 OAK AL 12 10 .545 2.99 24 24 0 18 2 0 195.1 190 81 65 14 58 2 84 3 0 1 823 115 3.61 1.270 8.8 0.6 2.7 3.9 1.45
1982 30 OAK AL 11 16 .407 4.21 32 31 1 15 2 0 237.1 265 121 111 33 49 1 79 2 0 4 1006 91 4.50 1.323 10.0 1.3 1.9 3.0 1.61
1983 31 OAK AL 0 4 .000 12.15 7 7 0 0 0 0 20.0 43 28 27 4 10 1 2 2 0 0 112 32 6.96 2.650 19.4 1.8 4.5 0.9 0.20
1984 32 OAK AL 0 0 8.31 3 2 1 0 0 0 8.2 15 8 8 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 43 47 6.00 1.962 15.6 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.00
1985 33 OAK AL 3 5 .375 3.51 23 3 7 0 0 0 59.0 60 24 23 8 15 2 21 0 0 2 247 110 4.50 1.271 9.2 1.2 2.3 3.2 1.40
1986 34 OAK AL 1 10 .091 7.36 16 11 1 0 0 0 55.0 69 49 45 13 18 0 30 1 0 2 251 53 5.79 1.582 11.3 2.1 2.9 4.9 1.67
11 Yrs 73 106 .408 4.01 260 196 24 85 10 0 1491.0 1570 745 664 160 416 29 671 18 4 38 6329 95 4.07 1.332 9.5 1.0 2.5 4.1 1.61
162 Game Avg. 11 16 .408 4.01 39 29 4 13 1 0 222 234 111 99 24 62 4 100 3 1 6 944 95 4.07 1.332 9.5 1.0 2.5 4.1 1.61
OAK (10 yrs) 73 105 .410 3.97 248 195 19 85 10 0 1468.0 1543 728 648 158 402 29 654 18 3 38 6224 96 4.07 1.325 9.5 1.0 2.5 4.0 1.63
PIT (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.26 12 1 5 0 0 0 23.0 27 17 16 2 14 0 17 0 1 0 105 56 4.11 1.783 10.6 0.8 5.5 6.7 1.21
AL (10 yrs) 73 105 .410 3.97 248 195 19 85 10 0 1468.0 1543 728 648 158 402 29 654 18 3 38 6224 96 4.07 1.325 9.5 1.0 2.5 4.0 1.63
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.26 12 1 5 0 0 0 23.0 27 17 16 2 14 0 17 0 1 0 105 56 4.11 1.783 10.6 0.8 5.5 6.7 1.21
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 24 PIT NL 23.0 12 1 17 6.65 4.18 0.07 -0.21 101.0 3.94 -7 -0.8 1.5 -0.2 -0.7 -5 .436 .495
1977 25 OAK AL 208.1 37 31 107 4.62 4.60 -0.13 0.09 98.4 4.74 2 0.2 .7 -0.1 2.1 23 .506 .501
1978 26 OAK AL 175.2 37 24 77 3.94 4.26 -0.25 0.04 96.8 4.40 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.6 25 .527 .506
1979 27 OAK AL 218.2 34 29 114 4.69 4.81 -0.73 0.12 96.6 5.47 19 2.0 1.5 -0.1 4.0 41 .558 .512 $67,000
1980 28 OAK AL 290.0 35 33 119 3.69 4.57 0.63 0.14 92.2 3.77 1 0.1 1.3 -0.1 2.6 30 .504 .501 $115,000
1981 29 OAK AL 195.1 24 24 81 3.73 4.07 0.55 0.13 96.5 3.52 -4 -0.5 -0.1 1.2 12 .481 .497
1982 30 OAK AL 237.1 32 31 121 4.59 4.41 0.03 0.14 94.3 4.27 -7 -0.7 2.0 -0.1 1.3 14 .477 .495
1983 31 OAK AL 20.0 7 7 28 12.60 4.33 0.05 0.14 95.3 4.21 -19 -1.5 -0.0 -1.4 -17 .281 .491
1984 32 OAK AL 8.2 3 2 8 8.31 4.48 -0.19 0.09 96.5 4.59 -4 -0.3 .0 0.0 -0.2 -3 .388 .498
1985 33 OAK AL 59.0 23 3 24 3.66 4.60 -0.04 -0.26 94.6 4.15 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.8 9 .514 .502 $608,333
1986 34 OAK AL 55.0 16 11 49 8.02 4.70 0.26 0.08 94.1 4.26 -23 -2.1 1.3 -0.1 -1.6 -18 .370 .487 $500,000
11 Seasons 1491.0 260 196 745 4.50 4.48 0.05 0.10 95.5 4.32 -30 -2.3 1.1 -1.1 10.8 112 .491 .501 $1,290,333
OAK (10 yrs) 1468.0 248 195 728 4.46 4.48 0.05 0.10 95.4 4.33 -23 -1.5 1.0 -0.9 11.5 117 .494 .501 $1,290,333
PIT (1 yr) 23.0 12 1 17 6.65 4.18 0.07 -0.21 101.0 3.94 -7 -0.8 1.5 -0.2 -0.7 -5 .436 .495

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 29 OAK AL ALDS W KCR 1 0 1.000 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 1.364 12.3 0.0 0.0 3.7
1 ALDS 1 0 1.000 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 1.364 12.3 0.0 0.0 3.7

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 24 PIT NL 12 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 25 OAK AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 26 OAK AL 40 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 27 OAK AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 28 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 29 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 30 OAK AL 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/87
1983 31 OAK AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1984 32 OAK AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1985 33 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 34 OAK AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 265 6 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333 .500 39 2 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 39 1 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (10 yrs) 253 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 12 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600 68 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 253 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 12 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600 68 2 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
1976 24 PIT NL 12 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 25 OAK AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 26 OAK AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1979 27 OAK AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $67,000 1
1980 28 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $115,000 1
1981 29 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1982 30 OAK AL 33 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1/87
1983 31 OAK AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1984 32 OAK AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1985 33 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $608,333 1
1986 34 OAK AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000 1
11 Seasons 265 6 -1 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $1,290,333
OAK (10 yrs) 253 1 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $1,290,333
PIT (1 yr) 12 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .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
1981 29 OAK AL ALDS KCR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 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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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1976 PIT NL 24 P 12 1 0 23.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 2.35 0.50 .950 1.88 1.87 2 3 60% 33% 0
1977 OAK AL 25 P 37 31 6 208.1 52 23 29 0 3 1.000 2.25 1.41 .948 1.95 1.93 6 8 57% 39% 2
1978 OAK AL 26 P 37 24 4 175.2 50 27 23 0 2 1.000 2.56 1.35 .954 1.90 1.88 8 13 62% 38% 1
1979 OAK AL 27 P 34 29 14 218.2 62 26 36 0 3 1.000 2.55 1.82 .949 1.92 1.89 9 11 55% 36% 2
1980 OAK AL 28 P 35 33 28 290.0 74 28 45 1 1 .986 2.27 2.09 .957 1.85 1.85 4 14 78% 35% 3
1981 OAK AL 29 P 24 24 18 195.1 42 16 23 3 3 .929 1.80 1.63 .963 1.98 1.98 6 6 50% 38% 1
1982 OAK AL 30 P 32 31 15 237.1 56 15 39 2 3 .964 2.05 1.69 .958 1.80 1.80 5 13 72% 36% 1
1982 OAK AL 30 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1982 OAK AL 30 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1982 OAK AL 30 OF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.50
1983 OAK AL 31 P 7 7 0 20.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.43 .957 1.80 1.79 1 0 0% 33% 0
1984 OAK AL 32 P 3 2 0 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.77 1.77 1 0 0% 36% 0
1985 OAK AL 33 P 23 3 0 59.0 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 1.68 0.48 .953 1.86 1.84 4 2 33% 33% 0
1986 OAK AL 34 P 16 11 0 55.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0.98 0.38 .957 1.83 1.81 1 3 75% 34% 0
11 Seasons P 260 196 85 1491.0 362 145 211 6 17 .983 2.15 1.37 .955 1.89 1.87 47 73 61% 36% 10
1 Season LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1 Season OF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.50
11 Seasons TOT 261 196 85 1494.0 363 146 211 6 17 .983 0 0 2.15 1.37 .955 1.89 1.87 47 73 61% 36% 10
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 August AL Pitcher of the Month

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1980 AL  3.26 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1980 AL  19 (6th)
1981 AL  12 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1980 AL  1.172 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1980 AL  1.986 (5th)
1982 AL  1.858 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1977 AL  6.091 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1980 AL  290.0 (1st)
1981 AL  195.3 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1981 AL  24 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (9th)
1980 AL  28 (1st)
1981 AL  18 (1st)
1982 AL  15 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1980 AL  2 (10th)
1981 AL  2 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1980 AL  29 (2nd)
1981 AL  14 (6th)
1982 AL  33 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 AL  58 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1980 AL  276 (2nd)
1981 AL  190 (2nd)
1982 AL  265 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1977 AL  19 (1st)
1979 AL  16 (4th)
1981 AL  10 (8th)
1982 AL  16 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1980 AL  105 (10th)
1982 AL  111 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1979 AL  16 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1980 AL  1,166 (3rd)
1981 AL  823 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1980 AL  2.7 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1978 AL  27 (3rd)
1979 AL  26 (2nd)
1980 AL  28 (2nd)
1981 AL  16 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1980 AL  45 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1981 AL  3 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1978 AL  2.56 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1979 AL  1.82 (5th)
1980 AL  2.09 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1977 AL  1.000 (1st)
1978 AL  1.000 (1st)
1979 AL  1.000 (1st)


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 - 7 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 33 (738), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1118), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1435), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (736th), 11.0 career WAR/14.9 7yr-peak WAR/13.0 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
1979 27 Oakland Athletics $67,000 ? 1980 TSN Guide Player win; offered $45,000
1980 28 Oakland Athletics $115,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide Player win; team offered $82.5K
1985 33 Oakland Athletics $608,333 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 34 Oakland Athletics $500,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,290,333
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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