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Don Larsen

Don James Larsen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, IN
High School: Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1953 (Age 23.254)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Giants/Orioles/Browns/Athletics/... 1953-1967

Final Game: July 7, 1967 (Age 37.334)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #671. Johnny Rigney… #672. Ernie Broglio… #673. Mike Timlin… #674. DON LARSEN… #675. Fred Norman… #676. Tom Hughes… #677. Britt Burns… 

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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
1953 23 SLB AL 7 12 .368 4.16 38 22 14 7 2 2 192.2 201 99 89 11 64 96 4 0 3 828 101 3.40 1.375 9.4 0.5 3.0 4.5 1.50
1954 24 BAL AL 3 21 .125 4.37 29 28 1 12 1 0 201.2 213 106 98 18 89 80 1 0 2 892 82 4.10 1.498 9.5 0.8 4.0 3.6 0.90
1955 25 NYY AL 9 2 .818 3.06 19 13 5 5 1 2 97.0 81 38 33 8 51 3 44 2 0 1 412 123 4.17 1.361 7.5 0.7 4.7 4.1 0.86
1956 26 NYY AL 11 5 .688 3.26 38 20 9 6 1 1 179.2 133 72 65 19 96 0 107 7 0 3 759 119 4.27 1.275 6.7 1.0 4.8 5.4 1.11
1957 27 NYY AL 10 4 .714 3.74 27 20 5 4 1 0 139.2 113 68 58 12 87 0 81 0 0 6 605 97 4.28 1.432 7.3 0.8 5.6 5.2 0.93
1958 28 NYY AL 9 6 .600 3.07 19 19 0 5 3 0 114.1 100 43 39 4 52 3 55 4 0 0 491 116 3.44 1.329 7.9 0.3 4.1 4.3 1.06
1959 29 NYY AL 6 7 .462 4.33 25 18 3 3 1 0 124.2 122 65 60 14 76 2 69 2 0 7 560 84 4.77 1.588 8.8 1.0 5.5 5.0 0.91
1960 30 KCA AL 1 10 .091 5.38 22 15 3 0 0 0 83.2 97 55 50 11 42 1 43 0 0 2 381 74 4.71 1.661 10.4 1.2 4.5 4.6 1.02
1961 31 TOT AL 8 2 .800 4.13 33 4 18 0 0 2 89.1 85 45 41 7 40 2 66 2 0 4 390 96 3.53 1.399 8.6 0.7 4.0 6.6 1.65
1961 31 KCA AL 1 0 1.000 4.20 8 1 5 0 0 0 15.0 21 9 7 2 11 0 13 1 0 2 75 101 4.97 2.133 12.6 1.2 6.6 7.8 1.18
1961 31 CHW AL 7 2 .778 4.12 25 3 13 0 0 2 74.1 64 36 34 5 29 2 53 1 0 2 315 95 3.23 1.251 7.7 0.6 3.5 6.4 1.83
1962 32 SFG NL 5 4 .556 4.38 49 0 25 0 0 11 86.1 83 44 42 9 47 7 58 2 0 6 380 88 4.33 1.506 8.7 0.9 4.9 6.0 1.23
1963 33 SFG NL 7 7 .500 3.05 46 0 26 0 0 3 62.0 46 23 21 8 30 9 44 0 0 4 261 105 4.19 1.226 6.7 1.2 4.4 6.4 1.47
1964 34 TOT NL 4 9 .308 2.45 36 10 14 2 1 1 113.2 102 41 31 4 26 5 64 1 0 1 470 141 2.65 1.126 8.1 0.3 2.1 5.1 2.46
1964 34 SFG NL 0 1 .000 4.35 6 0 3 0 0 0 10.1 10 5 5 0 6 1 6 0 0 0 46 85 3.19 1.548 8.7 0.0 5.2 5.2 1.00
1964 34 HOU NL 4 8 .333 2.26 30 10 11 2 1 1 103.1 92 36 26 4 20 4 58 1 0 1 424 152 2.60 1.084 8.0 0.3 1.7 5.1 2.90
1965 35 TOT MLB 1 2 .333 2.88 28 2 8 0 0 1 59.1 61 25 19 4 23 3 41 1 0 0 261 121 3.22 1.416 9.3 0.6 3.5 6.2 1.78
1965 35 HOU NL 0 0 5.06 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 8 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 27 71 3.83 2.063 13.5 0.0 5.1 1.7 0.33
1965 35 BAL AL 1 2 .333 2.67 27 1 8 0 0 1 54.0 53 22 16 4 20 2 40 1 0 0 234 131 3.17 1.352 8.8 0.7 3.3 6.7 2.00
1967 37 CHC NL 0 0 9.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 44 6.79 1.750 11.3 2.3 4.5 2.3 0.50
14 Yrs 81 91 .471 3.78 412 171 132 44 11 23 1548.0 1442 728 650 130 725 35 849 26 0 39 6708 99 3.94 1.400 8.4 0.8 4.2 4.9 1.17
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .471 3.78 48 20 15 5 1 3 181 168 85 76 15 85 99 3 0 5 782 99 3.94 1.400 8.4 0.8 4.2 4.9 1.17
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
NYY (5 yrs) 45 24 .652 3.50 128 90 22 23 7 3 655.1 549 286 255 57 362 8 356 15 0 17 2827 106 4.21 1.390 7.5 0.8 5.0 4.9 0.98
SFG (3 yrs) 12 12 .500 3.86 101 0 54 0 0 14 158.2 139 72 68 17 83 17 108 2 0 10 687 93 4.20 1.399 7.9 1.0 4.7 6.1 1.30
BAL (3 yrs) 11 35 .239 4.08 94 51 23 19 3 3 448.1 467 227 203 33 173 2 216 6 0 5 1954 94 3.69 1.428 9.4 0.7 3.5 4.3 1.25
KCA (2 yrs) 2 10 .167 5.20 30 16 8 0 0 0 98.2 118 64 57 13 53 1 56 1 0 4 456 78 4.75 1.733 10.8 1.2 4.8 5.1 1.06
HOU (2 yrs) 4 8 .333 2.40 31 11 11 2 1 1 108.2 100 39 29 4 23 5 59 1 0 1 451 144 2.66 1.132 8.3 0.3 1.9 4.9 2.57
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 44 6.79 1.750 11.3 2.3 4.5 2.3 0.50
CHW (1 yr) 7 2 .778 4.12 25 3 13 0 0 2 74.1 64 36 34 5 29 2 53 1 0 2 315 95 3.23 1.251 7.7 0.6 3.5 6.4 1.83
AL (10 yrs) 65 71 .478 3.87 277 160 66 42 10 8 1276.2 1198 613 549 108 617 13 681 23 0 28 5552 98 4.01 1.422 8.4 0.8 4.3 4.8 1.10
NL (5 yrs) 16 20 .444 3.35 135 11 66 2 1 15 271.1 244 115 101 22 108 22 168 3 0 11 1156 106 3.62 1.297 8.1 0.7 3.6 5.6 1.56
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
1953 23 SLB AL 192.2 38 22 99 4.62 4.54 -0.26 0.00 107.8 5.17 10 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.6 28 .529 .507
1954 24 BAL AL 201.2 29 28 106 4.73 4.46 -0.26 0.00 97.0 4.58 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 1.2 12 .489 .498
1955 25 NYY AL 97.0 19 13 38 3.53 4.45 0.48 0.00 97.6 3.87 3 0.3 1.6 -0.1 1.0 12 .515 .502
1956 26 NYY AL 179.2 38 20 72 3.61 4.57 0.18 0.00 96.6 4.24 11 1.2 1.4 -0.1 2.6 28 .530 .507
1957 27 NYY AL 139.2 27 20 68 4.38 4.03 0.29 0.00 95.8 3.58 -12 -1.2 1.7 -0.2 -0.2 -2 .454 .492
1958 28 NYY AL 114.1 19 19 43 3.38 4.01 0.40 0.00 96.2 3.48 1 0.1 -0.1 1.0 10 .507 .501 $17,000
1959 29 NYY AL 124.2 25 18 65 4.69 4.26 0.12 0.00 95.8 3.96 -9 -0.9 .6 -0.1 0.1 -0 .463 .494 $17,000
1960 30 KCA AL 83.2 22 15 55 5.92 4.36 -0.20 0.03 104.0 4.77 -10 -1.0 .8 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .455 .494
1961 31 KCA AL 15.0 8 1 9 5.40 4.41 -0.26 -0.09 105.8 4.85 -1 -0.1 .5 -0.0 0.0 0 .489 .499
1961 31 CHW AL 74.1 25 3 36 4.36 4.44 -0.00 -0.11 99.3 4.30 -0 -0.0 1.3 -0.1 0.5 6 .499 .500
1962 32 SFG NL 86.1 49 0 44 4.59 4.49 0.18 -0.19 97.1 4.00 -6 -0.6 1.3 -0.2 0.0 3 .487 .496
1963 33 SFG NL 62.0 46 0 23 3.34 3.95 -0.20 -0.17 96.5 3.84 3 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.0 9 .507 .502
1964 34 SFG NL 10.1 6 0 5 4.35 3.73 -0.05 -0.16 97.7 3.54 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 0 .481 .499
1964 34 HOU NL 103.1 30 10 36 3.14 4.16 -0.39 -0.02 97.5 4.41 14 1.6 1.0 -0.1 2.6 24 .553 .510
1965 35 HOU NL 5.1 1 1 3 5.06 4.08 -0.55 0.07 98.0 4.60 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .470 .500
1965 35 BAL AL 54.0 27 1 22 3.67 3.99 0.45 -0.14 99.8 3.39 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .493 .499 $20,000
1967 37 CHC NL 4.0 3 0 4 9.00 4.32 0.27 -0.18 96.4 3.73 -2 -0.3 .1 0.1 -0.1 -2 .414 .498
14 Seasons 1548.0 412 171 728 4.23 4.32 0.03 -0.03 98.8 4.22 -4 -0.2 1.3 -1.2 12.2 128 .500 .500 $54,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
NYY (5 yrs) 655.1 128 90 286 3.93 4.28 0.27 0.00 96.4 3.86 -6 -0.6 1.3 -0.5 4.5 48 .495 .500 $34,000
SFG (3 yrs) 158.2 101 0 72 4.08 4.23 0.02 -0.18 96.9 3.91 -4 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 1.0 12 .496 .499
BAL (3 yrs) 448.1 94 51 227 4.56 4.43 -0.17 -0.02 102.0 4.69 6 0.6 .9 -0.3 4.0 42 .506 .502 $20,000
KCA (2 yrs) 98.2 30 16 64 5.84 4.37 -0.21 0.01 104.3 4.79 -11 -1.1 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .464 .495
HOU (2 yrs) 108.2 31 11 39 3.23 4.15 -0.40 -0.02 97.6 4.42 13 1.6 1.0 -0.1 2.6 25 .550 .509
CHC (1 yr) 4.0 3 0 4 9.00 4.32 0.27 -0.18 96.4 3.73 -2 -0.3 .1 0.1 -0.1 -2 .414 .498
CHW (1 yr) 74.1 25 3 36 4.36 4.44 -0.00 -0.11 99.3 4.30 -0 -0.0 1.3 -0.1 0.5 6 .499 .500

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
1955 25 NYY AL WS L BRO 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 5 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 1.750 11.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 1.00
1956 ❍ MVP 26 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 1 1 0 10.2 1 4 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 37 0.469 0.8 0.0 3.4 5.9 1.75
1957 27 NYY AL WS L MLN 1 1 .500 3.72 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.2 8 5 4 1 5 0 6 1 0 0 44 1.345 7.4 0.9 4.7 5.6 1.20
1958 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS W MLN 1 0 1.000 0.96 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.1 9 1 1 0 6 1 9 0 0 0 42 1.607 8.7 0.0 5.8 8.7 1.50
1962 32 SFG NL WS L NYY 1 0 1.000 3.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 11 1.286 3.9 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.00
5 Yrs (5 Series) 4 2 .667 2.75 10 6 1 1 1 0 36.0 24 16 11 3 19 1 24 2 0 0 153 1.194 6.0 0.8 4.8 6.0 1.26
5 WS 4 2 .667 2.75 10 6 1 1 1 0 36.0 24 16 11 3 19 1 24 2 0 0 153 1.194 6.0 0.8 4.8 6.0 1.26

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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
1953 23 SLB AL 50 85 81 11 23 3 1 3 10 0 0 4 14 .284 .318 .457 .774 105 37 1 0 0 1/7O
1954 24 BAL AL 44 95 88 6 22 5 3 1 4 0 0 5 15 .250 .290 .409 .699 97 36 2 0 2 0 1
1955 25 NYY AL 21 45 41 4 6 1 0 2 7 0 0 4 13 .146 .222 .317 .539 45 13 1 0 0 0 0 1
1956 26 NYY AL 45 85 79 10 19 5 0 2 12 0 0 6 17 .241 .294 .380 .674 80 30 2 0 1 0 0 1
1957 27 NYY AL 31 63 56 6 14 5 0 0 5 0 1 6 11 .250 .317 .339 .657 81 19 3 0 0 1 0 1
1958 28 NYY AL 28 57 49 9 15 1 0 4 13 0 2 5 9 .306 .364 .571 .935 158 28 2 0 2 1 0 1
1959 29 NYY AL 29 56 47 8 12 2 0 0 8 0 0 7 15 .255 .345 .298 .643 82 14 2 0 1 1 0 1
1960 30 KCA AL 23 29 29 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .207 .207 .241 .448 21 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
1961 31 TOT AL 43 48 45 4 14 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 10 .311 .326 .444 .771 105 20 0 0 2 0 0 1/7
1961 31 KCA AL 18 22 20 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 5 .300 .333 .450 .783 108 9 0 0 1 0 0 /17
1961 31 CHW AL 25 26 25 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 .320 .320 .440 .760 103 11 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 32 SFG NL 52 26 25 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 .200 .200 .280 .480 28 7 0 0 1 0 0 1
1963 33 SFG NL 46 13 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .182 .432 28 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 34 TOT NL 37 37 32 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 .094 .194 .125 .319 -5 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 34 SFG 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
1964 34 HOU NL 31 36 31 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 .097 .200 .129 .329 -2 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1965 35 TOT MLB 28 13 13 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .231 .231 .308 .538 52 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 35 HOU NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1965 35 BAL AL 27 11 11 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .273 .364 .636 78 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 37 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
14 Yrs 480 652 596 65 144 25 5 14 72 0 3 43 138 .242 .291 .371 .662 81 221 15 0 11 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 220 201 22 49 8 2 5 24 0 1 15 47 .242 .291 .371 .662 81 75 5 0 4
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
NYY (5 yrs) 154 306 272 37 66 14 0 8 45 0 3 28 65 .243 .310 .382 .693 89 104 10 0 4 3 0
SFG (3 yrs) 104 40 37 4 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 8 .189 .211 .243 .454 25 9 0 0 2 0 0
BAL (3 yrs) 121 191 180 17 48 9 4 4 15 0 0 9 33 .267 .302 .428 .729 100 77 3 0 2 0 0
KCA (2 yrs) 41 51 49 5 12 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 16 .245 .260 .327 .587 57 16 2 0 1 0 0
HOU (2 yrs) 32 38 33 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 .091 .189 .121 .310 -8 4 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 25 26 25 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 .320 .320 .440 .760 103 11 0 0 1 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 341 574 526 61 134 24 4 14 71 0 3 38 119 .255 .303 .395 .699 90 208 15 0 8 3 0
NL (5 yrs) 139 78 70 4 10 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 19 .143 .200 .186 .386 10 13 0 0 3 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
1953 23 SLB AL 50 85 0 1 0 0 9 10 1.0 0 10 1.0 .521 .506 1.0 0.0 10 1/7O
1954 24 BAL AL 44 95 -0 -0 0 0 11 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .526 .507 1.2 -0.0 11 1
1955 25 NYY AL 21 45 -3 0 -0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1956 26 NYY AL 45 85 -2 -1 1 0 9 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .517 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1
1957 27 NYY AL 31 63 -2 0 -0 0 7 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .517 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1958 28 NYY AL 28 57 4 -1 0 0 6 10 1.0 0 10 1.0 .536 .506 1.0 -0.0 10 $17,000 1
1959 29 NYY AL 29 56 -1 -0 -0 0 6 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .520 .503 0.6 -0.0 5 $17,000 1
1960 30 KCA AL 23 29 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1961 31 KCA AL 18 22 0 -1 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /17
1961 31 CHW AL 25 26 1 -0 0 0 3 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .518 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1962 32 SFG NL 52 26 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1963 33 SFG NL 46 13 -1 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1964 34 SFG NL 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1964 34 HOU NL 31 36 -3 -1 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1965 35 HOU NL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1965 35 BAL AL 27 11 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $20,000 1
1967 37 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
14 Seasons 480 652 -11 -2 1 0 73 60 6.2 0 60 6.2 .513 .503 6.2 0.0 60 $54,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYY (5 yrs) 154 306 -3 -1 0 0 33 29 3.0 0 29 3.0 .520 .504 3.0 -0.0 29 $34,000
SFG (3 yrs) 104 40 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 0.1 2
BAL (3 yrs) 121 191 -0 0 0 0 21 22 2.3 0 22 2.3 .519 .505 2.3 -0.0 22 $20,000
KCA (2 yrs) 41 51 -3 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
HOU (2 yrs) 32 38 -3 -1 0 0 4 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHW (1 yr) 25 26 1 -0 0 0 3 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .518 .503 0.4 -0.0 4

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
1955 25 NYY AL WS BRO L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 ❍ MVP 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
1957 27 NYY AL WS MLN L 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS MLN W 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 32 SFG NL WS NYY L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 10 13 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .111 .333 .111 .444 1 0 0 1 0 0
5 WS 10 13 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .111 .333 .111 .444 1 0 0 1 0 0

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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
1953 SLB AL 23 P 38 22 7 192.2 39 8 29 2 1 .949 1.73 0.97 .957 1.95 1.93 8 1 11% 51% 0
1953 SLB AL 23 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
1953 SLB AL 23 OF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.40
1954 BAL AL 24 P 29 28 12 201.2 49 14 34 1 3 .980 2.14 1.66 .959 2.01 1.99 9 8 47% 48% 0
1955 NYY AL 25 P 19 13 5 97.0 19 5 13 1 3 .947 1.67 0.95 .956 1.99 1.97 1 3 75% 47% 1
1956 NYY AL 26 P 38 20 6 179.2 39 13 23 3 3 .923 1.80 0.95 .950 1.92 1.91 10 6 38% 44% 0
1957 NYY AL 27 P 27 20 4 139.2 32 10 20 2 2 .938 1.93 1.11 .963 1.99 2.00 5 8 62% 47% 2
1958 NYY AL 28 P 19 19 5 114.1 21 5 14 2 2 .905 1.50 1.00 .963 1.95 1.93 2 1 33% 47% 0
1959 NYY AL 29 P 25 18 3 124.2 29 5 22 2 1 .931 1.95 1.08 .955 2.05 2.03 4 2 33% 40% 0
1960 KCA AL 30 P 22 15 0 83.2 13 4 8 1 1 .923 1.29 0.55 .967 1.96 1.95 6 4 40% 40% 0
1961 TOT AL 31 P 33 4 0 89.1 22 5 17 0 0 1.000 2.22 0.67 .954 2.05 2.02 5 1 17% 36% 0
1961 KCA AL 31 P 8 1 0 15.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.63 .954 2.04 2.02 1 0 0% 36% 0
1961 KCA AL 31 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 3.00 3.00 .970 2.00 2.00
1961 KCA AL 31 OF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 3.00 3.00 .977 2.20 2.20
1961 CHW AL 31 P 25 3 0 74.1 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 2.06 0.68 .954 2.05 2.02 4 1 20% 36% 0
1962 SFG NL 32 P 49 0 0 86.1 19 4 15 0 3 1.000 1.98 0.39 .948 2.06 2.05 7 1 13% 34% 0
1963 SFG NL 33 P 46 0 0 62.0 17 4 12 1 0 .941 2.32 0.35 .951 2.06 2.06 5 1 17% 42% 0
1964 TOT NL 34 P 36 10 2 113.2 29 9 19 1 1 .966 2.22 0.78 .953 2.14 2.13 10 0 0% 40% 0
1964 SFG NL 34 P 6 0 0 10.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.74 0.33 .955 2.09 2.13 3 0 0% 40% 0
1964 HOU NL 34 P 30 10 2 103.1 27 7 19 1 1 .963 2.26 0.87 .953 2.14 2.13 7 0 0% 40% 0
1965 TOT MLB 35 P 28 2 0 59.1 23 6 16 1 1 .957 3.34 0.79 .952 2.03 2.03 5 1 17% 34% 0
1965 HOU NL 35 P 1 1 0 5.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 6.75 4.00 .955 2.02 2.10 0 0 0
1965 BAL AL 35 P 27 1 0 54.0 19 5 13 1 1 .947 3.00 0.67 .951 2.03 2.03 5 1 17% 34% 0
1967 CHC NL 37 P 3 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 4.50 0.67 .960 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
14 Seasons P 412 171 44 1548.0 353 92 244 17 22 .952 1.95 0.82 .956 2.00 2.01 77 37 32% 43% 3
2 Seasons OF 2 1 1 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.25 1.50 .977 2.25 2.30
2 Seasons LF 2 1 1 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.25 1.50 .970 2.03 2.10
14 Seasons TOT 414 172 45 1560.0 356 95 244 17 22 .952 0 0 1.96 0.82 .956 2.00 2.01 77 37 32% 43% 3
Lg 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
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

Hall of Fame
1974 BBWAA ( 7.9%)
1975 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1976 BBWAA (12.1%)
1977 BBWAA (10.2%)
1978 BBWAA ( 8.4%)
1979 BBWAA (12.3%)
1980 BBWAA ( 8.1%)
1981 BBWAA ( 8.2%)
1982 BBWAA ( 7.7%)
1983 BBWAA ( 5.9%)
1984 BBWAA ( 6.2%)
1985 BBWAA ( 8.1%)
1986 BBWAA ( 7.8%)
1987 BBWAA ( 7.3%)
1988 BBWAA ( 7.3%)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1956 AL  3.26 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1956 AL  .688 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1956 AL  1.275 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  6.662 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  2.990 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  4.484 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1962 NL  11 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1958 AL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1954 AL  18 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  87 (5th)
1959 AL  76 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1954 AL  213 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1953 AL  1.500 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  0.514 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1953 AL  12 (9th)
1954 AL  21 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1954 AL  98 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (5th)
1959 AL  7 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 AL  7 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1962 NL  25 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1956 AL  119 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1953 AL  3.40 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1967 NL  born 1929-08-07 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 26 (515), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1294), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (66th), 18.4 career WAR/16.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.4 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
1958 28 New York Yankees $17,000 ? 2/19/59 UPI
1959 29 New York Yankees $17,000 ? 2/19/59 UPI
1965 35 Baltimore Orioles $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 36 Baltimore Orioles $18,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$72,000
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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