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Vern Law

Vernon Sanders Law (Deacon or Preacher)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 12, 1930 in Meridian, ID
High School: Meridian HS (Meridian, ID)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 11, 1950 (Age 20.091, 8,289th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1950-1967

Final Game: August 20, 1967 (Age 37.161)
Relatives: Father of Vance Law
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #247. Al Orth… #248. Tom Gordon… #249. Mike Boddicker… #250. VERN LAW… #251. Jered Weaver… #252. Earl Moore… #253. Frank Killen… 

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
1950 20 PIT NL 7 9 .438 4.92 27 17 6 5 1 0 128.0 137 83 70 11 49 57 4 0 2 562 89 4.05 1.453 9.6 0.8 3.4 4.0 1.16
1951 21 PIT NL 6 9 .400 4.50 28 14 8 2 1 2 114.0 109 66 57 9 51 41 6 1 2 499 94 4.29 1.404 8.6 0.7 4.0 3.2 0.80
1952 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1954 24 PIT NL 9 13 .409 5.51 39 18 17 7 0 3 161.2 201 109 99 20 56 57 3 0 6 728 76 4.40 1.590 11.2 1.1 3.1 3.2 1.02
1955 25 PIT NL 10 10 .500 3.81 43 24 13 8 1 1 200.2 221 98 85 19 61 7 82 1 0 5 865 107 3.71 1.405 9.9 0.9 2.7 3.7 1.34 MVP-23
1956 26 PIT NL 8 16 .333 4.32 39 32 6 6 0 2 195.2 218 110 94 24 49 10 60 6 0 8 851 87 4.19 1.365 10.0 1.1 2.3 2.8 1.22
1957 27 PIT NL 10 8 .556 2.87 31 25 5 9 3 1 172.2 172 72 55 18 32 8 55 2 0 2 716 133 3.77 1.181 9.0 0.9 1.7 2.9 1.72
1958 28 PIT NL 14 12 .538 3.96 35 29 5 6 1 3 202.1 235 103 89 16 39 5 56 1 0 1 854 98 3.54 1.354 10.5 0.7 1.7 2.5 1.44
1959 29 PIT NL 18 9 .667 2.98 34 33 1 20 2 1 266.0 245 91 88 25 53 11 110 2 0 5 1080 129 3.56 1.120 8.3 0.8 1.8 3.7 2.08 MVP-19
1960 ★ 30 PIT NL 20 9 .690 3.08 35 35 0 18 3 0 271.2 266 104 93 25 40 8 120 4 1 2 1091 122 3.33 1.126 8.8 0.8 1.3 4.0 3.00 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1961 31 PIT NL 3 4 .429 4.70 11 10 1 1 0 0 59.1 72 33 31 10 18 3 20 1 0 0 258 85 5.05 1.517 10.9 1.5 2.7 3.0 1.11
1962 32 PIT NL 10 7 .588 3.94 23 20 2 7 2 0 139.1 156 67 61 21 27 4 78 1 0 2 596 100 4.06 1.313 10.1 1.4 1.7 5.0 2.89
1963 33 PIT NL 4 5 .444 4.93 18 12 2 1 1 0 76.2 91 45 42 11 13 0 31 0 0 2 325 67 4.04 1.357 10.7 1.3 1.5 3.6 2.38
1964 34 PIT NL 12 13 .480 3.61 35 29 1 7 5 0 192.0 203 85 77 18 32 6 93 1 0 1 795 97 3.37 1.224 9.5 0.8 1.5 4.4 2.91
1965 35 PIT NL 17 9 .654 2.15 29 28 1 13 4 0 217.1 182 66 52 17 35 2 101 3 0 1 847 163 3.13 0.998 7.5 0.7 1.4 4.2 2.89 MVP-17
1966 36 PIT NL 12 8 .600 4.05 31 28 2 8 4 0 177.2 203 85 80 19 24 1 88 4 1 0 737 88 3.43 1.278 10.3 1.0 1.2 4.5 3.67
1967 37 PIT NL 2 6 .250 4.18 25 10 7 1 0 0 97.0 122 57 45 5 18 9 43 1 0 0 427 80 2.91 1.443 11.3 0.5 1.7 4.0 2.39
16 Yrs 162 147 .524 3.77 483 364 77 119 28 13 2672.0 2833 1274 1118 268 597 74 1092 40 3 39 11231 101 3.70 1.284 9.5 0.9 2.0 3.7 1.83
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .524 3.77 39 29 6 10 2 1 215 227 102 90 22 48 88 3 0 3 902 101 3.70 1.284 9.5 0.9 2.0 3.7 1.83
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
1950 20 PIT NL 128.0 27 17 83 5.84 4.68 -0.09 0.00 105.3 5.03 -11 -1.1 .7 -0.1 0.2 2 .460 .493
1951 21 PIT NL 114.0 28 14 66 5.21 4.43 -0.15 0.00 106.7 4.88 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.6 8 .485 .497
1954 24 PIT NL 161.2 39 18 109 6.07 4.74 -0.25 0.00 101.8 5.08 -17 -1.7 1.2 -0.3 -0.3 -1 .456 .489
1955 25 PIT NL 200.2 43 24 98 4.40 4.76 -0.27 0.00 101.2 5.09 19 2.1 .6 -0.2 4.0 37 .548 .513 MVP-23
1956 26 PIT NL 195.2 39 32 110 5.06 4.33 -0.02 0.00 100.1 4.36 -12 -1.3 1.9 -0.1 0.6 4 .468 .492
1957 27 PIT NL 173.2 31 25 72 3.73 4.47 0.35 0.00 97.6 4.02 7 0.7 1.3 -0.1 2.4 23 .524 .504
1958 28 PIT NL 202.1 35 29 103 4.58 4.42 0.42 0.00 97.9 3.91 -14 -1.4 2.0 -0.2 0.5 6 .459 .491
1959 29 PIT NL 266.0 34 33 91 3.08 4.48 0.03 0.00 98.2 4.37 36 4.1 .3 -0.2 6.6 66 .620 .525 MVP-19
1960 ★ 30 PIT NL 271.2 35 35 104 3.45 4.04 0.25 0.07 101.9 3.92 14 1.6 -0.1 4.2 41 .545 .510 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1961 31 PIT NL 59.1 11 10 33 5.01 4.71 -0.05 0.06 102.4 4.95 -1 -0.1 .0 -0.0 0.6 6 .494 .500
1962 32 PIT NL 139.1 23 20 67 4.33 4.33 0.07 0.06 98.9 4.28 -2 -0.2 .3 -0.1 1.2 14 .493 .499
1963 33 PIT NL 76.2 18 12 45 5.28 3.70 0.02 0.03 101.3 3.76 -14 -1.5 .4 0.0 -0.7 -6 .417 .491
1964 34 PIT NL 192.0 35 29 85 3.98 3.85 -0.14 0.05 99.1 4.01 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 1.7 18 .495 .499
1965 35 PIT NL 217.1 29 28 66 2.73 3.94 0.33 0.06 99.8 3.67 23 2.7 2.2 -0.1 4.8 43 .595 .517 MVP-17
1966 36 PIT NL 177.2 31 28 85 4.31 4.10 0.08 0.06 99.6 4.07 -7 -0.7 1.5 -0.1 0.9 11 .477 .496
1967 37 PIT NL 97.0 25 10 57 5.29 3.70 -0.02 -0.03 98.8 3.65 -19 -2.0 .7 0.0 -1.1 -10 .418 .487
16 Seasons 2673.0 483 364 1274 4.29 4.30 0.06 0.02 100.3 4.28 -2 0.7 1.0 -1.7 26.2 262 .501 .501

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
1960 ❍ 30 PIT NL WS W NYY 2 0 1.000 3.44 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.1 22 7 7 3 3 1 8 0 0 1 77 1.364 10.8 1.5 1.5 3.9 2.67
1 WS 2 0 1.000 3.44 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.1 22 7 7 3 3 1 8 0 0 1 77 1.364 10.8 1.5 1.5 3.9 2.67

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
1950 20 PIT NL 27 44 41 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 14 .073 .136 .122 .258 -32 5 1 2 0 1
1951 21 PIT NL 28 38 32 5 11 2 1 1 4 0 0 3 6 .344 .400 .563 .963 154 18 0 0 3 1
1952 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1954 24 PIT NL 50 64 52 10 12 5 0 1 13 0 0 5 8 .231 .310 .385 .695 82 20 4 1 6 0 1/9
1955 25 PIT NL 44 69 63 8 16 3 0 1 8 1 0 4 16 .254 .299 .349 .648 73 22 0 0 2 0 0 1 MVP-23
1956 26 PIT NL 39 65 57 3 10 1 0 1 8 0 0 4 16 .175 .226 .246 .471 29 14 1 0 3 1 0 1
1957 27 PIT NL 34 69 63 3 12 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 11 .190 .215 .238 .453 24 15 0 1 4 0 0 1
1958 28 PIT NL 36 80 62 11 12 3 1 2 12 0 0 9 10 .194 .288 .371 .659 75 23 4 0 7 2 0 1
1959 29 PIT NL 38 105 96 6 16 2 0 1 8 0 0 3 20 .167 .192 .219 .411 10 21 4 0 7 0 0 1 MVP-19
1960 ★ 30 PIT NL 35 105 94 10 17 5 2 1 7 0 0 2 19 .181 .196 .309 .504 35 29 1 0 7 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1961 31 PIT NL 11 24 19 0 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .263 .318 .316 .634 70 6 0 1 2 1 0 1
1962 32 PIT NL 23 55 45 6 14 4 1 0 5 0 0 1 7 .311 .313 .444 .757 100 20 0 0 7 2 0 1
1963 33 PIT NL 21 24 23 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .217 .217 .435 26 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
1964 34 PIT NL 36 70 61 9 19 3 0 1 3 0 0 3 11 .311 .354 .410 .764 116 25 3 1 5 0 0 1
1965 35 PIT NL 34 87 82 9 20 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 19 .244 .244 .280 .524 48 23 3 0 4 0 0 1 MVP-17
1966 36 PIT NL 34 74 66 11 16 3 0 1 3 0 0 3 11 .242 .275 .333 .609 69 22 2 0 4 0 0 1
1967 37 PIT NL 26 29 27 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .111 .143 .185 .328 -7 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
16 Yrs 516 1002 883 96 191 35 7 11 90 1 0 41 179 .216 .254 .309 .563 53 273 24 6 63 7 0
162 Game Avg. 162 315 277 30 60 11 2 3 28 0 13 56 .216 .254 .309 .563 53 86 8 2 20

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
1950 20 PIT NL 27 44 -8 0 -0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1951 21 PIT NL 28 38 2 0 0 0 4 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .523 .504 0.7 -0.0 6 1
1954 24 PIT NL 50 64 1 1 -0 0 7 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .517 .505 0.9 -0.0 8 1/9
1955 25 PIT NL 44 69 -3 1 0 0 7 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .511 .503 0.5 -0.1 5 1 MVP-23
1956 26 PIT NL 39 65 -5 -0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.3 -0.1 2 1
1957 27 PIT NL 34 69 -7 -0 0 0 7 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1958 28 PIT NL 36 80 -1 -0 -1 0 9 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .521 .505 0.8 -0.0 7 1
1959 29 PIT NL 38 105 -10 -1 0 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 MVP-19
1960 ★ 30 PIT NL 35 105 -6 0 0 0 12 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .518 .504 0.6 -0.0 6 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1961 31 PIT NL 11 24 -1 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1962 32 PIT NL 23 55 2 -1 0 0 7 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .534 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1
1963 33 PIT NL 21 24 -1 0 -0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1964 34 PIT NL 36 70 2 0 -1 0 8 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .529 .506 1.0 0.0 9 1
1965 35 PIT NL 34 87 -5 0 -0 0 10 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .514 .503 0.5 0.0 4 1 MVP-17
1966 36 PIT NL 34 74 -3 0 0 0 8 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .516 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1967 37 PIT NL 26 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
16 Seasons 516 1002 -48 -0 -1 0 112 62 6.5 0 62 6.5 .513 .503 6.6 -0.1 62

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
1960 ❍ 30 PIT NL WS NYY W 3 8 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .500 .929 3 1 1 1 0 0
1 WS 3 8 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .500 .929 3 1 1 1 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
1950 PIT NL 20 P 27 17 5 128.0 22 5 15 2 1 .909 1.41 0.74 .961 2.12 2.10 3 1 25% 43% 0
1951 PIT NL 21 P 28 14 2 114.0 27 10 15 2 2 .926 1.97 0.89 .962 2.14 2.14 6 2 25% 43% 0
1954 PIT NL 24 P 39 18 7 161.2 35 11 23 1 2 .971 1.89 0.87 .960 2.07 2.06 6 5 45% 45% 0
1954 PIT NL 24 OF 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.30
1954 PIT NL 24 RF 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
1955 PIT NL 25 P 43 24 8 200.2 53 14 35 4 3 .925 2.20 1.14 .950 2.04 2.02 6 7 54% 44% 1 MVP-23
1956 PIT NL 26 P 39 32 6 195.2 43 12 31 0 3 1.000 1.98 1.10 .966 2.05 2.03 2 3 60% 41% 1
1957 PIT NL 27 P 31 25 9 172.2 38 13 23 2 2 .947 1.88 1.16 .962 2.06 2.08 2 1 33% 39% 0
1958 PIT NL 28 P 35 29 6 202.1 47 16 31 0 3 1.000 2.09 1.34 .955 1.97 1.96 2 4 67% 39% 0
1959 PIT NL 29 P 34 33 20 266.0 68 20 47 1 5 .985 2.27 1.97 .954 1.99 1.97 4 1 20% 38% 1 MVP-19
1960 PIT NL 30 P 35 35 18 271.2 80 28 50 2 6 .975 2.58 2.23 .962 2.09 2.08 5 6 55% 40% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1961 PIT NL 31 P 11 10 1 59.1 20 7 13 0 1 1.000 3.03 1.82 .959 2.18 2.15 1 3 75% 38% 1
1962 PIT NL 32 P 23 20 7 139.1 36 7 27 2 3 .944 2.20 1.48 .948 2.07 2.05 9 2 18% 34% 0
1963 PIT NL 33 P 18 12 1 76.2 25 5 20 0 1 1.000 2.93 1.39 .951 2.07 2.06 0 3 100% 42% 0
1964 PIT NL 34 P 35 29 7 192.0 53 16 36 1 3 .981 2.44 1.49 .953 2.14 2.13 6 0 0% 40% 0
1965 PIT NL 35 P 29 28 13 217.1 66 29 36 1 2 .985 2.69 2.24 .956 2.08 2.08 1 2 67% 36% 3 MVP-17
1966 PIT NL 36 P 31 28 8 177.2 47 11 36 0 4 1.000 2.38 1.52 .947 1.96 1.96 5 4 44% 40% 2
1967 PIT NL 37 P 25 10 1 97.0 24 8 15 1 0 .958 2.13 0.92 .960 2.00 2.00 4 1 20% 40% 0
16 Seasons P 483 364 119 2672.0 684 212 453 19 41 .972 2.24 1.38 .956 2.06 2.05 62 45 42% 40% 9
1 Season OF 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.30
1 Season RF 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
16 Seasons TOT 484 365 119 2673.0 685 213 453 19 41 .972 0 0 2.24 1.38 .956 2.06 2.05 62 45 42% 40% 9
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
1973 BBWAA ( 2.4%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.4%)
1975 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1976 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1977 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1978 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1979 BBWAA ( 2.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1955 NL (23, 0%)
1959 NL (19, 1%)
1960 NL (6, 24%)
1965 NL (17, 4%)
0.29 Career Shares (636th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1960 ML (1, 50%)
1 Cy Young
0.50 Career Shares (106th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1959 August NL Player of the Month
1965 June NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1959 NL  6.7 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1955 NL  4.0 (7th)
1959 NL  6.6 (2nd)
1960 NL  4.2 (10th)
1965 NL  4.8 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1957 NL  2.87 (5th)
1959 NL  2.98 (5th)
1960 NL  3.08 (7th)
1965 NL  2.15 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1958 NL  14 (7th)
1959 NL  18 (5th)
1960 NL  20 (3rd)
1965 NL  17 (10th)
Career  162 (215th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1959 NL  .667 (3rd)
1960 NL  .690 (3rd)
1965 NL  .654 (8th)
1966 NL  .600 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1957 NL  1.181 (6th)
1959 NL  1.120 (4th)
1960 NL  1.126 (2nd)
1965 NL  0.998 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 NL  8.290 (10th)
1965 NL  7.537 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 NL  2.254 (8th)
1957 NL  1.668 (3rd)
1958 NL  1.735 (3rd)
1959 NL  1.793 (5th)
1960 NL  1.325 (3rd)
1964 NL  1.500 (3rd)
1965 NL  1.449 (2nd)
1966 NL  1.216 (2nd)
Career  2.011 (96th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1959 NL  266.0 (6th)
1960 NL  271.7 (4th)
Career  2,672.0 (200th)

Games Started s c a p y
1956 NL  32 (10th)
1959 NL  33 (10th)
1960 NL  35 (5th)
Career  364 (178th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1959 NL  20 (2nd)
1960 NL  18 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1957 NL  3 (5th)
1960 NL  3 (8th)
1962 NL  2 (10th)
1964 NL  5 (2nd)
1965 NL  4 (9th)
1966 NL  4 (7th)
Career  28 (134th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1959 NL  25 (7th)
1960 NL  25 (7th)
Career  268 (81st)

Hits s c a p y
1955 NL  221 (7th)
1956 NL  218 (10th)
1958 NL  235 (6th)
1959 NL  245 (7th)
1960 NL  266 (3rd)
Career  2,833 (155th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  2.076 (9th)
1960 NL  3.000 (4th)
1964 NL  2.906 (9th)
1965 NL  2.886 (8th)
1966 NL  3.667 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  0.852 (6th)
1958 NL  0.712 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1954 NL  13 (8th)
1956 NL  16 (5th)
Career  147 (174th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  99 (5th)
1956 NL  94 (7th)
1960 NL  93 (9th)
Career  1,118 (173rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1954 NL  6 (4th)
1955 NL  5 (8th)
1956 NL  8 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (6th)
1956 NL  6 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1959 NL  1,080 (7th)
1960 NL  1,091 (6th)
Career  11,231 (202nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1957 NL  133 (3rd)
1959 NL  129 (5th)
1960 NL  122 (8th)
1965 NL  163 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1958 NL  3.54 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1957 NL  14 (8th)
1959 NL  30 (2nd)
1960 NL  21 (6th)
1965 NL  30 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1957 NL  1.4 (8th)
1959 NL  3.2 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.3 (6th)
1965 NL  3.4 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1959 NL  36.41 (1st)
1960 NL  25.78 (6th)
1965 NL  32.64 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.8 (9th)
1959 NL  3.4 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.4 (5th)
1965 NL  3.8 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1957 NL  1.5 (8th)
1965 NL  3.6 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1959 NL  4.0 (1st)
1960 NL  2.8 (6th)
1965 NL  3.7 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1958 NL  16 (5th)
1960 NL  28 (3rd)
1965 NL  29 (1st)
Career  212 (87th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1959 NL  47 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1959 NL  2.27 (5th)
1965 NL  2.69 (5th)
1966 NL  2.38 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1959 NL  1.97 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.23 (1st)
1965 NL  2.24 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1956 NL  1.000 (1st)
1958 NL  1.000 (1st)
1959 NL  .985 (4th)
1966 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1967 NL  born 1930-03-12 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1930-03-12 (10th)

             

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 - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 83 (297), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 42 (345), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (253rd), 32.7 career WAR/28.3 7yr-peak WAR/30.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name + "Statistics" Translations



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Finnish: Vern Law tilastot
French: Vern Law statistiques
Japanese: バーノン・ロー 統計

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Name and misspellings: Vernon Deacon Deacon,Preacher Preacher Sanders Vern vernon Law

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.

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