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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, 10,597th in MLB history)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 25, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #663. Fred Goldsmith… #664. Ted Lewis… #665. Mickey McDermott… #666. DAVE LAROCHE… #667. Johnny Niggeling… #668. Pascual Perez… #669. Jeremy Guthrie… 

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
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

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
1970 22 CAL AL 38 9 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708 99 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
1971 23 CAL AL 56 13 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 -22 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1972 24 MIN AL 62 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .091 .286 .091 .377 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1973 25 CHC NL 45 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100 200 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 26 CHC NL 50 28 27 4 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .333 .357 .407 .765 112 11 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 27 CLE AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 ★ 28 CLE AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1977 ★ 29 TOT AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1977 29 CLE AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 29 CAL AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 30 CAL AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-25
1979 31 CAL AL 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 32 CAL AL 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 33 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 34 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 35 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
14 Yrs 649 70 61 7 15 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 .246 .324 .295 .619 76 18 1 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 17 15 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .246 .324 .295 .619 76 4 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (6 yrs) 305 22 19 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .158 .238 .211 .449 31 4 1 0 1 0 0
CLE (3 yrs) 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (3 yrs) 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 95 33 31 5 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .355 .394 .419 .813 125 13 0 0 0 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 62 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .091 .286 .091 .377 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 554 37 30 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 .133 .257 .167 .424 25 5 1 0 2 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 95 33 31 5 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .355 .394 .419 .813 125 13 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
1970 22 CAL AL 38 9 -0 -0 -0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1971 23 CAL AL 56 13 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $15,500 1
1972 24 MIN AL 62 15 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $25,000 1
1973 25 CHC NL 45 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1974 26 CHC NL 50 28 1 -0 0 0 3 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .509 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1975 27 CLE AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $39,000 1
1976 ★ 28 CLE AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $65,000 1 AS
1977 ★ 29 CLE AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $85,000 1 AS
1977 ★ 29 CAL AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 AS
1978 30 CAL AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $150,000 1 MVP-25
1979 31 CAL AL 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1980 32 CAL AL 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $250,000 1
1981 33 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1982 34 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 35 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
14 Seasons 649 70 -1 -0 0 0 10 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .502 .500 1.0 0.4 9 $629,500
CAL (6 yrs) 305 22 -2 -0 -0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $415,500
CLE (3 yrs) 135 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $189,000
NYY (3 yrs) 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 95 33 2 -0 0 0 4 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .507 .502 0.6 0.0 6
MIN (1 yr) 62 15 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $25,000

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
1979 31 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 33 NYY AL WS LAD L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1970 CAL AL 22 P 38 0 0 49.2 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 2.17 0.32 .951 1.87 1.85 0 1 100% 39% 0
1971 CAL AL 23 P 56 0 0 72.0 9 0 8 1 0 .889 1.00 0.14 .958 1.98 1.97 4 2 33% 39% 0
1972 MIN AL 24 P 62 0 0 95.1 17 2 15 0 0 1.000 1.60 0.27 .950 1.86 1.85 4 4 50% 39% 4
1973 CHC NL 25 P 45 0 0 54.1 21 5 13 3 1 .857 2.98 0.40 .950 1.87 1.88 0 3 100% 36% 1
1974 CHC NL 26 P 49 4 0 92.0 17 3 14 0 0 1.000 1.66 0.35 .944 1.88 1.88 7 3 30% 33% 2
1975 CLE AL 27 P 61 0 0 82.1 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 2.19 0.33 .940 1.87 1.86 8 3 27% 38% 0
1976 CLE AL 28 P 61 0 0 96.1 15 3 9 3 0 .800 1.12 0.20 .950 1.87 1.88 6 4 40% 34% 1 AS
1977 TOT AL 29 P 59 0 0 100.0 16 6 10 0 3 1.000 1.44 0.27 .948 1.95 1.93 9 2 18% 39% 2 AS
1977 CLE AL 29 P 13 0 0 18.2 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.96 0.15 .950 1.98 1.93 1 0 0% 39% 0
1977 CAL AL 29 P 46 0 0 81.1 14 5 9 0 2 1.000 1.55 0.30 .948 1.95 1.93 8 2 20% 39% 2
1978 CAL AL 30 P 59 0 0 95.2 16 2 14 0 0 1.000 1.51 0.27 .954 1.90 1.88 7 3 30% 38% 2 MVP-25
1979 CAL AL 31 P 53 1 0 85.2 21 4 17 0 0 1.000 2.21 0.40 .949 1.92 1.89 9 4 31% 36% 5
1980 CAL AL 32 P 52 9 1 128.0 22 5 16 1 0 .955 1.48 0.40 .957 1.85 1.85 12 4 25% 35% 3
1981 NYY AL 33 P 26 1 0 47.0 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 1.72 0.35 .963 1.97 1.98 4 4 50% 38% 1
1982 NYY AL 34 P 25 0 0 50.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.72 0.16 .958 1.80 1.80 4 2 33% 36% 0
1983 NYY AL 35 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .960 1.80 1.80 2 0 0% 32% 0
14 Seasons P 647 15 1 1049.1 200 48 144 8 5 .960 1.65 0.30 .950 1.89 1.89 76 39 34% 36% 21
14 Seasons TOT 647 15 1 1049.1 200 48 144 8 5 .960 1.65 0.30 .950 1.89 1.89 76 39 34% 36% 21
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
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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 (1413th)

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)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1972 AL  62 (4th)
1975 AL  61 (4th)
1976 AL  61 (5th)
1978 AL  59 (5th)


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 (823), 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

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
1971 23 California Angels $15,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 24 Minnesota Twins $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 27 Cleveland Indians $39,000 ? 3/27/76 TSN
1976 28 Cleveland Indians $65,000 ? 3/19/77 TSN 3/27/76 TSN: $62,000
1977 29 Cleveland Indians $85,000 ? 3/19/77 TSN
1978 30 California Angels $150,000 ? 2/10/79 TSN
1980 32 California Angels $250,000 ? 11/15/80 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$629,500
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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