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Dave LaRoche    \la-ROHSH\

David Eugene LaRoche

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 14, 1948 in Colorado Springs, CO
High School: West HS (Torrance, CA)
School: University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 5th round of the 1967 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed March 9, 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 11, 1970 (Age 21.362)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Indians/Cubs/Twins/Yankees 1970-1983

Final Game: August 23, 1983 (Age 35.101)
Relatives: Father of Adam LaRoche and Father of Andy LaRoche
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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
1970 22 CAL AL 4 1 .800 3.44 38 0 11 0 0 4 49.2 41 20 19 6 21 6 44 4 1 1 211 106 3.95 1.248 7.4 1.1 3.8 8.0 2.10
1971 23 CAL AL 5 1 .833 2.50 56 0 32 0 0 9 72.0 55 21 20 3 27 10 63 1 0 2 295 130 2.41 1.139 6.9 0.4 3.4 7.9 2.33
1972 24 MIN AL 5 7 .417 2.83 62 0 43 0 0 10 95.1 72 33 30 9 39 6 79 6 1 2 396 114 3.39 1.164 6.8 0.8 3.7 7.5 2.03
1973 25 CHC NL 4 1 .800 5.80 45 0 22 0 0 4 54.1 55 37 35 7 29 3 34 1 0 1 242 68 4.65 1.546 9.1 1.2 4.8 5.6 1.17
1974 26 CHC NL 5 6 .455 4.79 49 4 21 0 0 5 92.0 103 54 49 9 47 7 49 3 3 6 422 80 4.41 1.630 10.1 0.9 4.6 4.8 1.04
1975 27 CLE AL 5 3 .625 2.19 61 0 41 0 0 17 82.1 61 26 20 5 57 8 94 2 0 4 359 172 3.24 1.433 6.7 0.5 6.2 10.3 1.65
1976 ★ 28 CLE AL 1 4 .200 2.24 61 0 43 0 0 21 96.1 57 25 24 2 49 11 104 1 0 0 389 155 2.30 1.100 5.3 0.2 4.6 9.7 2.12 AS
1977 ★ 29 TOT AL 8 7 .533 3.51 59 0 50 0 0 17 100.0 79 44 39 11 44 9 79 2 0 1 416 112 3.97 1.230 7.1 1.0 4.0 7.1 1.80 AS
1977 29 CLE AL 2 2 .500 5.30 13 0 11 0 0 4 18.2 15 13 11 3 7 1 18 0 0 1 75 76 4.02 1.179 7.2 1.4 3.4 8.7 2.57
1977 29 CAL AL 6 5 .545 3.10 46 0 39 0 0 13 81.1 64 31 28 8 37 8 61 2 0 0 341 127 3.96 1.242 7.1 0.9 4.1 6.8 1.65
1978 30 CAL AL 10 9 .526 2.82 59 0 46 0 0 25 95.2 73 35 30 7 48 11 70 2 0 0 403 129 3.64 1.265 6.9 0.7 4.5 6.6 1.46 MVP-25
1979 31 CAL AL 7 11 .389 5.57 53 1 25 0 0 10 85.2 107 54 53 13 32 4 59 2 1 0 387 73 4.52 1.623 11.2 1.4 3.4 6.2 1.84
1980 32 CAL AL 3 5 .375 4.08 52 9 17 1 0 4 128.0 122 62 58 14 39 3 89 3 1 0 530 96 3.77 1.258 8.6 1.0 2.7 6.3 2.28
1981 33 NYY AL 4 1 .800 2.49 26 1 14 0 0 0 47.0 38 16 13 3 16 1 24 1 0 1 192 144 3.49 1.149 7.3 0.6 3.1 4.6 1.50
1982 34 NYY AL 4 2 .667 3.42 25 0 15 0 0 0 50.0 54 19 19 4 11 2 31 1 0 0 212 117 3.24 1.300 9.7 0.7 2.0 5.6 2.82
1983 35 NYY AL 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 30 15.76 2.000 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0
14 Yrs 65 58 .528 3.53 647 15 381 1 0 126 1049.1 919 448 411 94 459 81 819 29 7 18 4459 106 3.62 1.313 7.9 0.8 3.9 7.0 1.78
162 Game Avg. 7 6 .528 3.53 66 2 39 0 0 13 108 94 46 42 10 47 8 84 3 1 2 458 106 3.62 1.313 7.9 0.8 3.9 7.0 1.78
CAL (6 yrs) 35 32 .522 3.65 304 10 170 1 0 65 512.1 462 223 208 51 204 42 386 14 3 3 2167 103 3.73 1.300 8.1 0.9 3.6 6.8 1.89
CLE (3 yrs) 8 9 .471 2.51 135 0 95 0 0 42 197.1 133 64 55 10 113 20 216 3 0 5 823 145 2.86 1.247 6.1 0.5 5.2 9.9 1.91
NYY (3 yrs) 8 3 .727 3.12 52 1 30 0 0 0 98.0 94 37 34 8 27 3 55 2 0 1 409 122 3.49 1.235 8.6 0.7 2.5 5.1 2.04
CHC (2 yrs) 9 7 .563 5.17 94 4 43 0 0 9 146.1 158 91 84 16 76 10 83 4 3 7 664 75 4.50 1.599 9.7 1.0 4.7 5.1 1.09
MIN (1 yr) 5 7 .417 2.83 62 0 43 0 0 10 95.1 72 33 30 9 39 6 79 6 1 2 396 114 3.39 1.164 6.8 0.8 3.7 7.5 2.03
AL (12 yrs) 56 51 .523 3.26 553 11 338 1 0 117 903.0 761 357 327 78 383 71 736 25 4 11 3795 113 3.47 1.267 7.6 0.8 3.8 7.3 1.92
NL (2 yrs) 9 7 .563 5.17 94 4 43 0 0 9 146.1 158 91 84 16 76 10 83 4 3 7 664 75 4.50 1.599 9.7 1.0 4.7 5.1 1.09
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
1970 22 CAL AL 49.2 38 0 20 3.62 4.23 0.33 -0.17 97.0 3.62 0 0.0 1.7 -0.1 0.4 4 .501 .500
1971 23 CAL AL 72.0 56 0 21 2.63 3.95 0.10 -0.17 95.9 3.53 7 0.8 1.8 0.2 1.8 13 .515 .505 $15,500
1972 24 MIN AL 95.1 62 0 33 3.12 3.56 0.34 -0.15 105.0 3.21 2 0.2 1.5 -0.1 1.1 8 .503 .501 $25,000
1973 25 CHC NL 54.1 45 0 37 6.13 4.30 -0.28 -0.35 109.3 4.62 -9 -1.0 1.2 -0.2 -0.6 -5 .478 .494
1974 26 CHC NL 92.0 49 4 54 5.28 4.22 -0.87 -0.25 105.1 5.09 -3 -0.3 1.9 -0.2 0.4 6 .494 .498
1975 27 CLE AL 82.1 61 0 26 2.84 4.34 -0.03 -0.36 97.9 3.93 10 1.1 2.1 0.4 2.3 18 .518 .507 $39,000
1976 ★ 28 CLE AL 96.1 61 0 25 2.34 3.97 -0.14 -0.33 99.0 3.74 15 1.8 1.9 0.7 3.4 23 .529 .511 $65,000 AS
1977 ★ 29 CLE AL 18.2 13 0 13 6.27 4.66 -0.04 -0.38 99.3 4.29 -4 -0.4 2.1 -0.3 -0.5 -2 .468 .497 $85,000 AS
1977 ★ 29 CAL AL 81.1 46 0 31 3.43 4.59 -0.17 -0.37 95.6 4.20 7 0.7 1.5 0.0 1.5 15 .515 .504 AS
1978 30 CAL AL 95.2 59 0 35 3.29 4.22 -0.16 -0.35 97.3 3.93 7 0.7 2.5 0.4 2.1 16 .512 .505 $150,000 MVP-25
1979 31 CAL AL 85.2 53 1 54 5.67 4.70 -0.32 -0.36 96.5 4.49 -11 -1.1 1.9 -0.6 -0.9 -2 .479 .493
1980 32 CAL AL 128.0 52 9 62 4.36 4.52 -0.36 -0.17 99.3 4.68 4 0.4 .9 -0.2 1.4 17 .508 .503 $250,000
1981 33 NYY AL 47.0 26 1 16 3.06 4.18 0.20 -0.30 97.7 3.60 3 0.3 .8 -0.1 0.7 7 .512 .502
1982 34 NYY AL 50.0 25 0 19 3.42 4.50 -0.45 -0.35 98.7 4.54 6 0.7 1.4 0.0 1.2 11 .528 .504
1983 35 NYY AL 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 4.69 -0.32 -0.38 90.0 4.17 -2 -0.1 .1 0.1 -0.1 -1 .360 .499
14 Seasons 1049.1 647 15 448 3.84 4.26 -0.16 -0.28 99.6 4.12 32 3.9 1.7 0.0 14.3 127 .506 .502 $629,500
CAL (6 yrs) 512.1 304 10 223 3.92 4.40 -0.15 -0.27 97.2 4.17 14 1.6 1.8 -0.3 6.4 62 .505 .502 $415,500
CLE (3 yrs) 197.1 135 0 64 2.92 4.19 -0.08 -0.34 98.6 3.87 21 2.4 2.0 0.8 5.3 39 .518 .508 $189,000
NYY (3 yrs) 98.0 52 1 37 3.40 4.35 -0.14 -0.33 98.1 4.09 8 0.9 1.1 -0.0 1.8 16 .517 .503
CHC (2 yrs) 146.1 94 4 91 5.60 4.25 -0.65 -0.29 106.7 4.92 -12 -1.3 1.5 -0.4 -0.3 1 .486 .496
MIN (1 yr) 95.1 62 0 33 3.12 3.56 0.34 -0.15 105.0 3.21 2 0.2 1.5 -0.1 1.1 8 .503 .501 $25,000

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
1979 31 CAL AL ALCS L BAL 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
1981 33 NYY AL WS L LAD 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 0 3.86 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 11.6 3.00
1 ALCS 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0

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
1976 CLE AL 28
1977 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00

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
1970 22 CAL AL 38 211 183 20 41 10 2 6 0 1 21 44 .224 .316 .399 .715 .261 73 2 4 2 1 6 1
1971 23 CAL AL 56 295 259 21 55 12 1 3 4 2 27 63 .212 .285 .301 .586 .264 78 2 1 4 4 10 2
1972 24 MIN AL 62 396 345 33 72 13 0 9 4 4 39 79 .209 .300 .325 .625 .245 112 3 6 6 0 6 6
1973 25 CHC NL 45 240 199 37 55 7 2 7 0 3 29 34 .276 .365 .437 .802 .296 87 2 1 7 4 3 1
1974 26 CHC NL 49 422 360 54 103 19 3 9 7 3 47 49 .286 .371 .431 .802 .309 155 8 3 10 2 7 6
1975 27 CLE AL 61 359 290 26 61 6 2 5 8 3 57 94 .210 .344 .297 .640 .293 86 4 2 10 0 8 3
1976 28 CLE AL 61 389 325 25 57 11 3 2 6 4 49 104 .175 .282 .246 .528 .246 80 5 1 9 5 11 6
1977 29 TOT AL 59 416 358 44 79 11 5 11 9 2 44 79 .221 .305 .372 .676 .248 133 6 2 6 6 9 4
1977 29 CAL AL 46 341 294 31 64 10 5 8 8 2 37 61 .218 .306 .367 .673 .245 108 2 2 4 4 8 3
1977 29 CLE AL 13 75 64 13 15 1 0 3 1 0 7 18 .234 .301 .391 .692 .267 25 4 0 2 2 1 1
1978 30 CAL AL 59 403 339 35 73 10 1 7 7 3 48 70 .215 .315 .313 .627 .250 106 7 2 12 2 11 3
1979 31 CAL AL 53 387 341 54 107 15 1 13 9 4 32 59 .314 .372 .478 .850 .344 163 5 2 8 4 4 3
1980 32 CAL AL 52 530 476 62 122 21 5 14 12 4 39 89 .256 .314 .410 .723 .286 195 6 3 7 5 3 1
1981 33 NYY AL 26 192 166 16 38 8 2 3 4 4 16 24 .229 .291 .355 .646 .241 59 1 1 3 6 1 1
1982 34 NYY AL 25 212 198 19 54 15 3 4 4 2 11 31 .273 .313 .439 .752 .305 87 2 1 1 1 2 1
1983 35 NYY AL 1 5 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 .250 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Yrs 647 4457 3844 448 919 158 30 94 76 39 459 819 .239 .322 .369 .691 .278 1419 53 29 85 40 81 38
162 Game Avg. 66 458 395 46 94 16 3 10 8 4 47 84 .239 .322 .369 .691 .278 146 5 3 9 4 8 4
MLB Averages .258 .324 .379 .703 .282

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1970 22 CAL AL 1.7 0.2 214 1.0 4.1 -3.1 1.12 0.3 0.5 6.4 0.7 1.07 2.7 18 6 13
1971 23 CAL AL 7.1 0.8 304 1.1 6.1 -5.0 1.29 1.3 -0.4 0.8 0.1 1.11 10.2 27 9 20
1972 24 MIN AL 4.5 0.5 411 0.8 9.4 -8.7 1.31 0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 1.00 1.2 26 6 27
1973 25 CHC NL -9.3 -1.0 247 -0.1 2.9 -3.0 .74 -0.3 0.1 -5.8 -0.6 1.10 -7.7 12 9 24
1974 26 CHC NL -8.5 -0.9 441 -1.2 8.3 -9.5 1.19 -0.8 -0.2 -9.6 -1.0 1.05 -13.1 21 5 18
1975 27 CLE AL 13.2 1.4 376 3.3 11.0 -7.8 1.77 0.8 1.1 11.8 1.2 1.16 8.0 36 6 19
1976 28 CLE AL 14.4 1.6 399 4.2 12.8 -8.7 1.83 2.3 -0.0 21.1 2.3 1.09 23.0 28 19 12
1977 29 TOT AL 4.9 0.5 430 0.1 10.1 -10.0 1.37 0.7 -0.6 7.4 0.8 1.04 9.4 27 11 20
1977 29 CLE AL -3.0 -0.3 77 0.2 2.7 -2.4 1.83 -0.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.0 1.02 0.4 7 2 4
1977 29 CAL AL 8.0 0.8 353 -0.1 7.5 -7.6 1.27 0.7 -0.8 7.7 0.8 1.04 9.0 20 9 16
1978 30 CAL AL 8.5 0.9 414 2.1 14.4 -12.4 2.12 1.0 -0.0 6.2 0.7 1.07 8.8 47 7 4
1979 31 CAL AL -12.3 -1.2 402 -1.5 9.8 -11.3 1.51 -1.2 0.2 -5.3 -0.5 1.01 -9.4 26 14 12
1980 32 CAL AL -0.8 -0.1 548 -1.9 7.6 -9.6 .85 0.1 -2.3 2.5 0.3 0.93 2.5 7 12 23
1981 33 NYY AL 5.2 0.6 201 0.4 3.0 -2.5 .86 0.7 -0.2 5.6 0.6 1.00 3.6 5 3 14
1982 34 NYY AL 4.2 0.4 217 1.4 4.2 -2.8 1.01 0.6 0.8 4.1 0.4 0.93 2.2 11 3 10
1983 35 NYY AL -1.4 -0.1 7 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .09 -0.2 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 1.05 -1.1 0 0 1
14 Yrs 31.4 3.5 4611 9.6 103.9 -94.2 1.35 5.3 1.8 43.6 4.8 1.04 40.4 291 110 217

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
1974 26 CHC NL 49 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 .500 1 1 0 0 0 0% 45.0 58 34 28 15 3 1 3.4 3.8 4.4
1979 31 CAL AL 53 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 49.0 49 49 29 12 0 1 0.0 0.0 3.0
1980 32 CAL AL 52 9 1 4 4 1 0 4 5 .444 1 3 1 0 2 22% 44.1 67 21 23 9 2 2 4.5 3.2 5.4
1981 33 NYY AL 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 35.0 35 35 9 2 1 0 5.0 6.8 3.7
4 Yrs 180 15 2 7 6 2 0 6 9 .400 2 4 1 0 2 13% 44 67 21 89 38 6 4 4.0 3.5 4.9
MLB Averages .500 54% 52 109 -13 4.2 4.1 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
1970 22 CAL AL 38 38 11 4 1 6 4 2 67% 13 7 42 7 17% 8 1.121 18 6 13 14 4 20 24 14 18 12 20 13 3.9
1971 23 CAL AL 56 56 32 5 1 12 9 3 75% 17 3 62 26 42% 9 1.293 27 9 20 19 12 25 36 20 20 22 21 13 3.9
1972 24 MIN AL 62 62 43 5 7 13 10 3 77% 17 3 44 11 25% 8 1.307 26 6 27 18 12 32 25 37 31 13 32 20 4.6
1973 25 CHC NL 45 45 22 4 1 5 4 1 80% 8 3 43 7 16% 8 .735 12 9 24 8 5 32 23 22 18 14 20 12 3.6
1974 26 CHC NL 49 45 21 4 5 11 5 6 45% 15 3 46 16 35% 8 1.186 21 5 18 17 7 21 24 21 22 13 27 7 5.0
1975 27 CLE AL 61 61 41 5 3 20 17 3 85% 28 8 78 20 26% 9 1.772 36 6 19 29 9 23 43 18 27 22 29 21 4.0
1976 28 CLE AL 61 61 43 1 4 24 21 3 88% 29 4 61 19 31% 8 1.828 28 19 12 32 7 22 39 22 32 11 33 18 4.7
1977 29 TOT AL 59 59 50 8 7 20 17 3 85% 20 0 54 15 28% 1.368 27 11 20 22 13 24 35 24 40 10 43 13 5.1
1977 29 CLE AL 13 13 11 2 2 5 4 1 80% 5 0 14 1 7% 8 1.826 7 2 4 5 3 5 7 6 9 3 10 3 4.3
1977 29 CAL AL 46 46 39 6 5 15 13 2 87% 15 0 40 14 35% 7 1.267 20 9 16 17 10 19 28 18 31 7 33 10 5.3
1978 30 CAL AL 59 59 46 10 9 31 25 6 81% 31 0 63 20 32% 8 2.124 47 7 4 32 19 8 35 24 38 15 38 14 4.9
1979 31 CAL AL 53 52 25 7 10 15 10 5 67% 18 2 48 14 29% 8 1.506 26 14 12 18 13 21 31 21 31 12 33 11 4.8
1980 32 CAL AL 52 43 17 2 1 8 4 4 50% 9 1 36 12 33% 6 .853 7 12 23 10 2 31 22 21 25 10 28 9 5.5
1981 33 NYY AL 26 25 14 4 0 2 0 2 0% 2 0 31 10 32% 9 .864 5 3 14 5 2 18 16 9 9 6 12 3 5.2
1982 34 NYY AL 25 25 15 4 2 0 0 0 5 5 20 6 30% 7 1.008 11 3 10 9 4 12 12 13 14 3 17 7 6.0
1983 35 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .093 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
14 Yrs 647 632 381 63 51 167 126 41 75% 212 39 628 183 29% 1.346 291 110 217 233 109 290 365 267 325 163 353 161 4.6

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%
1970 22 CAL AL 211 35% 2.8% 20.9% 10.0% 8.5% 44% 0.96 64% 52 2 4%
1971 23 CAL AL 295 37% 1.0% 21.4% 9.2% 5.4% 29% 0.64 67% 66 2 3%
1972 24 MIN AL 396 32% 2.3% 20.0% 9.9% 5.6% 31% 0.66 65% 69 3 4%
1973 25 CHC NL 240 45% 2.9% 14.2% 12.1% 6.7% 29% 0.55 68% 57 2 4%
1974 26 CHC NL 422 32% 2.1% 11.6% 11.1% 7.4% 30% 0.79 72% 84 8 10%
1975 27 CLE AL 359 29% 1.4% 26.2% 15.9% 3.6% 21% 0.91 53% 98 4 4%
1976 28 CLE AL 389 31% 0.5% 26.7% 12.6% 4.1% 28% 0.63 58% 86 5 6%
1977 29 TOT AL 416 31% 2.6% 19.0% 10.6% 6.5% 34% 0.51 66% 84 6 7%
1977 29 CLE AL 75 29% 4.0% 24.0% 9.3% 5.3% 27% 0.73 60% 17 4 24%
1977 29 CAL AL 341 32% 2.4% 17.9% 10.9% 6.7% 36% 0.47 67% 67 2 3%
1978 30 CAL AL 403 31% 1.7% 17.4% 11.9% 4.5% 25% 0.58 66% 83 7 8%
1979 31 CAL AL 387 35% 3.4% 15.3% 8.3% 7.5% 27% 0.56 71% 88 5 6%
1980 32 CAL AL 530 36% 2.6% 16.8% 7.4% 7.6% 33% 0.63 71% 79 6 8%
1981 33 NYY AL 192 30% 1.6% 12.5% 8.3% 6.8% 34% 0.36 76% 39 1 3%
1982 34 NYY AL 212 28% 1.9% 14.6% 5.2% 10.4% 41% 0.43 77% 31 2 6%
1983 35 NYY AL 5 20% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 50% 0.50 80% 0 0
14 Yrs 4457 33% 2.1% 18.4% 10.3% 6.3% 31% 0.62 67% 916 53 6%
MLB Averages 45% 2.0% 13.3% 8.6% 6.3% 27% 1.10 74% 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
1970 22 CAL AL 211 41 6 0 6 5 1 3 3 11 3 2 27% 1 1 0 98 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1971 23 CAL AL 295 55 3 0 22 2 1 1 2 28 15 2 54% 2 2 1 118 4 2 67% 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 0
1972 24 MIN AL 396 72 9 1 12 5 4 5 4 20 7 5 35% 6 2 0 155 4 4 50% 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
1973 25 CHC NL 240 55 7 0 15 3 4 4 3 19 8 2 42% 1 1 0 99 0 3 0% 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 0
1974 26 CHC NL 422 103 9 1 24 7 2 1 8 26 11 4 42% 6 6 1 170 7 3 70% 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 14 0
1975 27 CLE AL 359 61 5 0 30 4 1 4 1 36 10 13 28% 3 4 2 168 8 3 73% 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
1976 28 CLE AL 389 57 2 0 27 2 0 1 1 36 13 8 36% 6 0 0 155 6 4 60% 5 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 0
1977 29 TOT AL 416 79 11 1 17 7 4 7 4 36 15 7 42% 4 1 2 160 9 2 82% 7 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 14 0
1977 29 CLE AL 75 15 3 0 1 2 1 1 2 7 3 0 43% 1 1 0 30 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1977 29 CAL AL 341 64 8 1 16 5 3 6 2 29 12 7 41% 3 0 2 130 8 2 80% 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 10 0
1978 30 CAL AL 403 73 7 0 23 6 1 3 4 31 15 6 48% 3 0 1 165 7 3 70% 6 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
1979 31 CAL AL 387 107 13 0 12 7 6 7 6 27 14 6 52% 3 0 0 177 9 4 69% 8 4 1 0 0 0 5 4 9 0
1980 32 CAL AL 530 122 14 0 5 10 4 6 8 17 11 2 65% 1 0 1 191 12 4 75% 11 3 1 0 0 1 3 2 8 0
1981 33 NYY AL 192 38 3 0 7 2 1 0 3 17 10 3 59% 1 1 0 72 4 4 50% 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 8 0
1982 34 NYY AL 212 54 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 7 4 1 57% 1 0 0 85 4 2 67% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 35 NYY AL 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Yrs 4457 919 94 3 202 63 31 46 48 313 136 61 43% 38 18 8 1813 76 39 66% 62 32 11 4 3 3 21 14 94 0
MLB Averages 52% 65%

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+
1970 22 4 1 .800 3.44 38 0 11 0 0 4 49.2 41 20 19 6 21 6 44 4 1 1 211 106 1.248 7.4 1.1 3.8 8.0 2.10 106
1971 23 9 2 .818 2.88 94 0 43 0 0 13 121.2 96 41 39 9 48 16 107 5 1 3 506 118 1.184 7.1 0.7 3.6 7.9 2.23 118
1972 24 14 9 .609 2.86 156 0 86 0 0 23 217.0 168 74 69 18 87 22 186 11 2 5 902 116 1.175 7.0 0.7 3.6 7.7 2.14 116
1973 25 18 10 .643 3.45 201 0 108 0 0 27 271.1 223 111 104 25 116 25 220 12 2 6 1144 100 1.249 7.4 0.8 3.8 7.3 1.90 100
1974 26 23 16 .590 3.79 250 4 129 0 0 32 363.1 326 165 153 34 163 32 269 15 5 12 1566 94 1.346 8.1 0.8 4.0 6.7 1.65 94
1975 27 28 19 .596 3.49 311 4 170 0 0 49 445.2 387 191 173 39 220 40 363 17 5 16 1925 103 1.362 7.8 0.8 4.4 7.3 1.65 103
1976 28 29 23 .558 3.27 372 4 213 0 0 70 542.0 444 216 197 41 269 51 467 18 5 16 2314 109 1.315 7.4 0.7 4.5 7.8 1.74 109
1977 29 37 30 .552 3.31 431 4 263 0 0 87 642.0 523 260 236 52 313 60 546 20 5 17 2730 110 1.302 7.3 0.7 4.4 7.7 1.74 110
1978 30 47 39 .547 3.25 490 4 309 0 0 112 737.2 596 295 266 59 361 71 616 22 5 17 3133 112 1.297 7.3 0.7 4.4 7.5 1.71 112
1979 31 54 50 .519 3.49 543 5 334 0 0 122 823.1 703 349 319 72 393 75 675 24 6 17 3520 105 1.331 7.7 0.8 4.3 7.4 1.72 105
1980 32 57 55 .509 3.57 595 14 351 1 0 126 951.1 825 411 377 86 432 78 764 27 7 17 4050 104 1.321 7.8 0.8 4.1 7.2 1.77 104
1981 33 61 56 .521 3.52 621 15 365 1 0 126 998.1 863 427 390 89 448 79 788 28 7 18 4242 105 1.313 7.8 0.8 4.0 7.1 1.76 105
1982 34 65 58 .528 3.51 646 15 380 1 0 126 1048.1 917 446 409 93 459 81 819 29 7 18 4454 106 1.313 7.9 0.8 3.9 7.0 1.78 106
1983 35 65 58 .528 3.53 647 15 381 1 0 126 1049.1 919 448 411 94 459 81 819 29 7 18 4459 106 1.313 7.9 0.8 3.9 7.0 1.78 106

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
1970 22 3 3 .500 3.60 50.0 44 22 20 6 23 44 4 1.340 7.9 4.1 7.9 1.91 1.1 38
1971 23 4 4 .500 2.88 72.0 63 26 23 3 31 63 1 1.306 7.9 3.9 7.9 2.03 0.4 56
1972 24 6 5 .545 3.42 100.0 85 42 38 11 46 83 7 1.310 7.7 4.1 7.5 1.80 1.0 62
1973 25 3 3 .500 5.33 54.0 56 36 32 7 30 34 1 1.593 9.3 5.0 5.7 1.13 1.2 45
1974 26 5 5 .500 4.89 92.0 106 55 50 9 48 49 3 1.674 10.4 4.7 4.8 1.02 0.9 49
1975 27 5 4 .556 2.60 83.0 64 27 24 5 60 94 2 1.494 6.9 6.5 10.2 1.57 0.5 61
1976 28 6 5 .545 2.32 97.0 62 28 25 2 53 105 1 1.186 5.8 4.9 9.7 1.98 0.2 61
1977 29 6 5 .545 3.60 100.0 80 44 40 11 45 79 2 1.250 7.2 4.1 7.1 1.76 1.0 59
1978 30 6 5 .545 3.28 96.0 78 39 35 7 51 70 2 1.344 7.3 4.8 6.6 1.37 0.7 59
1979 31 5 5 .500 5.13 86.0 109 54 49 13 33 59 2 1.651 11.4 3.5 6.2 1.79 1.4 53
1980 32 7 7 .500 3.94 128.0 125 62 56 14 40 89 3 1.289 8.8 2.8 6.3 2.23 1.0 52
1981 33 4 4 .500 3.17 71.0 63 28 25 5 27 36 2 1.268 8.0 3.4 4.6 1.33 0.6 26
1982 34 3 3 .500 3.06 50.0 56 19 17 4 11 31 1 1.340 10.1 2.0 5.6 2.82 0.7 25
1983 35 0 0 18.00 1.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1
14 Yrs 63 58 .521 3.63 1080.0 991 484 436 97 498 836 31 1.379 8.3 7.0 1.68 0.8 647



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (25, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.882 (86th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.025 (122nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1971 AL  56 (8th)
1972 AL  62 (4th)
1975 AL  61 (4th)
1976 AL  61 (5th)
1977 AL  59 (9th)
1978 AL  59 (5th)
1979 AL  53 (10th)
Career  647 (143rd)

Saves s c a p y
1975 AL  17 (4th)
1976 AL  21 (2nd)
1977 AL  17 (5th)
1978 AL  25 (2nd)
Career  126 (100th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1971 AL  32 (7th)
1972 AL  43 (4th)
1975 AL  41 (4th)
1976 AL  43 (5th)
1977 AL  50 (4th)
1978 AL  46 (6th)
Career  381 (67th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  21.07 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1975 AL  3.3 (9th)
1976 AL  4.2 (5th)
Career  9.6 (214th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1976 AL  2.3 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  2.3 (8th)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 19 (1129), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (822), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (773), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (111th), 15.3 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/14.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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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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