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Charlie Lea    \LEE\

Charles William Lea

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: December 25, 1956 in Orleans, France
High School: Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)
Schools: Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis, TN), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN), University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1980 (Age 23.170)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Twins 1980-1988
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1988 (Age 31.281)
Died: November 11, 2011 in Collierville, TN
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, TN
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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
1980 23 MON NL 7 5 .583 3.72 21 19 1 0 0 0 104.0 103 51 43 5 55 4 56 2 0 2 458 96 3.94 1.519 8.9 0.4 4.8 4.8 1.02
1981 24 MON NL 5 4 .556 4.62 16 11 2 2 2 0 64.1 63 34 33 4 26 0 31 1 0 4 267 76 3.70 1.383 8.8 0.6 3.6 4.3 1.19
1982 25 MON NL 12 10 .545 3.24 27 27 0 4 2 0 177.2 145 70 64 16 56 6 115 0 1 8 722 113 3.54 1.131 7.3 0.8 2.8 5.8 2.05
1983 26 MON NL 16 11 .593 3.12 33 33 0 8 4 0 222.0 195 87 77 15 84 4 137 1 3 8 917 114 3.55 1.257 7.9 0.6 3.4 5.6 1.63
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 15 10 .600 2.89 30 30 0 8 0 0 224.1 198 82 72 19 68 3 123 3 0 6 918 120 3.72 1.186 7.9 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.81 AS
1987 30 MON NL 0 1 .000 36.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 9 16 19.87 6.000 36.0 9.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
1988 31 MIN AL 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
7 Yrs 62 48 .564 3.54 152 144 3 22 8 0 923.1 864 407 363 79 341 19 535 12 8 36 3876 103 3.84 1.305 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.57
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .564 3.54 35 33 1 5 2 0 212 198 94 83 18 78 4 123 3 2 8 890 103 3.84 1.305 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.57
MON (6 yrs) 55 41 .573 3.32 128 121 3 22 8 0 793.1 708 328 293 60 291 17 463 7 4 30 3291 107 3.68 1.259 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.59
MIN (1 yr) 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
NL (6 yrs) 55 41 .573 3.32 128 121 3 22 8 0 793.1 708 328 293 60 291 17 463 7 4 30 3291 107 3.68 1.259 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.59
AL (1 yr) 7 7 .500 4.85 24 23 0 0 0 0 130.0 156 79 70 19 50 2 72 5 4 6 585 84 4.83 1.585 10.8 1.3 3.5 5.0 1.44
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
1980 23 MON NL 104.0 21 19 51 4.41 3.86 -0.05 0.12 98.5 3.97 -5 -0.6 1.9 -0.1 0.3 4 .472 .496
1981 24 MON NL 64.1 16 11 34 4.76 4.00 0.26 0.10 102.4 3.93 -7 -0.8 .8 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .453 .495
1982 25 MON NL 177.2 27 27 70 3.55 4.06 0.02 0.14 100.6 4.20 11 1.3 -0.1 2.8 28 .547 .508
1983 26 MON NL 222.0 33 33 87 3.53 4.02 0.24 0.14 98.8 3.87 8 0.9 -0.1 2.8 28 .526 .505
1984 ★ 27 MON NL 224.1 30 30 82 3.29 4.09 0.25 0.14 96.0 3.82 11 1.2 -0.1 3.2 32 .541 .508 AS
1987 30 MON NL 1.0 1 1 4 36.00 5.41 -0.19 0.20 106.0 6.15 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .244 .498
1988 31 MIN AL 130.0 24 23 79 5.47 4.39 0.08 0.13 102.6 4.55 -14 -1.4 .0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .443 .492 $62,500
7 Seasons 923.1 152 144 407 3.97 4.08 0.15 0.13 99.2 4.04 0 0.4 1.0 -0.4 8.5 86 .502 .502 $62,500
MON (6 yrs) 793.1 128 121 328 3.72 4.03 0.16 0.14 98.7 3.95 14 1.7 1.1 -0.4 8.7 87 .514 .504
MIN (1 yr) 130.0 24 23 79 5.47 4.39 0.08 0.13 102.6 4.55 -14 -1.4 .0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .443 .492 $62,500

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
1984 MON NL 27 1 1 0 1.000 4.50 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1.500 13.5 4.5 0.0 9.0

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
1980 23 MON NL 21 458 393 51 103 25 2 5 12 7 55 56 .262 .353 .374 .727 .293 147 5 2 5 3 4 4
1981 24 MON NL 16 267 235 34 63 13 3 4 5 4 26 31 .268 .341 .400 .741 .292 94 8 1 3 2 0 0
1982 25 MON NL 27 722 654 70 145 22 4 16 15 9 56 115 .222 .283 .341 .624 .246 223 10 0 11 1 6 10
1983 26 MON NL 33 917 820 87 195 33 9 15 24 13 84 137 .238 .307 .355 .662 .266 291 11 1 4 8 4 7
1984 27 MON NL 30 918 828 82 198 36 5 19 22 11 68 123 .239 .296 .364 .659 .257 301 15 3 9 10 3 9
1987 30 MON NL 1 9 7 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 .571 .667 1.143 1.810 .600 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 31 MIN AL 24 585 518 79 156 32 4 19 20 2 50 72 .301 .365 .488 .853 .317 253 12 5 6 5 2 4
7 Yrs 152 3876 3455 407 864 162 27 79 98 46 341 535 .250 .317 .381 .698 .274 1317 61 12 38 29 19 34
162 Game Avg. 35 890 794 94 198 37 6 18 23 11 78 123 .250 .317 .381 .698 .274 303 14 3 9 7 4 8
MLB Averages .260 .324 .390 .714 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1980 23 MON NL -2.9 -0.3 479 -0.6 8.4 -9.0 1.11 -0.4 -0.2 -5.4 -0.6 0.99 -5.2 2 0 0
1981 24 MON NL -6.6 -0.7 281 -1.1 3.5 -4.6 .83 -0.1 -1.3 -6.8 -0.7 0.94 -3.1 1 0 3
1982 25 MON NL 9.0 1.0 754 1.0 11.4 -10.4 .89 1.9 -0.8 11.8 1.3 0.89 19.0 0 0 0
1983 26 MON NL 11.4 1.2 966 1.4 17.4 -16.1 1.07 1.7 -0.5 8.2 0.9 0.95 16.6 0 0 0
1984 27 MON NL 14.6 1.6 960 2.0 18.1 -16.1 1.09 0.1 1.7 17.3 1.9 0.93 2.0 0 0 0
1987 30 MON NL -3.1 -0.3 11 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 .83 -0.3 -0.0 -3.9 -0.3 1.00 -3.8 0 0 0
1988 31 MIN AL -11.8 -1.2 618 -1.7 9.1 -10.8 .92 -2.5 0.6 -13.2 -1.3 0.96 -25.8 0 0 1
7 Yrs 10.7 1.4 4069 0.5 68.0 -67.4 1.01 0.4 0.1 8.0 1.2 0.94 -0.4 3 0 4

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
1980 23 MON NL 21 19 6 5 8 2 4 10 9 .526 2 3 0 0 9 47% 49.3 68 29 26 7 3 8 4.7 4.2 5.3
1981 24 MON NL 16 11 5 4 2 0 0 7 4 .636 0 3 2 2 5 45% 47.6 91 3 5 1 2 6 3.8 3.7 5.2
1982 25 MON NL 27 27 12 10 5 3 4 16 11 .593 1 2 4 2 16 59% 56.3 91 21 17 7 0 14 4.5 4.5 6.6
1983 26 MON NL 33 33 16 11 6 2 6 20 13 .606 0 4 8 4 22 67% 55.5 88 22 26 4 0 13 4.4 4.1 6.7
1984 27 MON NL 30 30 15 10 5 2 5 17 13 .567 3 3 8 0 22 73% 57.7 77 13 12 4 0 12 3.9 3.8 7.5
1987 30 MON NL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 28.0 28 28 1 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
1988 31 MIN AL 24 23 7 7 9 2 3 12 11 .522 3 7 0 0 12 52% 44.5 72 23 8 4 0 14 5.6 4.6 5.4 90 6 10 7 0 112
7 Yrs 152 144 61 48 35 11 22 82 62 .569 9 22 22 8 86 60% 53 91 3 95 27 5 68 4.5 4.2 6.3 90 6 10 7 0 112
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 98 -12 4.3 4.3 6.2 96

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
1980 23 MON NL 21 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 5 1.112 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.0
1981 24 MON NL 16 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 7 .834 1 0 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 1 3 0 4.2
1988 31 MIN AL 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .919 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 14.0 70
3 Yrs 61 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 71% .969 3 0 4 2 2 4 3 5 5 2 5 0 5.4 70

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%
1980 23 MON NL 458 50% 1.1% 12.2% 12.0% 7.0% 31% 1.20 73% 87 5 6%
1981 24 MON NL 267 50% 1.5% 11.6% 9.7% 7.5% 32% 1.15 76% 45 8 18%
1982 25 MON NL 722 49% 2.2% 15.9% 7.8% 5.8% 29% 0.84 73% 108 10 9%
1983 26 MON NL 917 48% 1.6% 14.9% 9.2% 6.2% 29% 0.81 74% 154 11 7%
1984 27 MON NL 918 52% 2.1% 13.4% 7.4% 6.5% 30% 0.76 76% 151 15 10%
1987 30 MON NL 9 44% 11.1% 11.1% 22.2% 22.2% 50% 0.00 56% 2 0 0%
1988 31 MIN AL 585 48% 3.3% 12.3% 8.6% 9.4% 35% 0.50 0.65 74% 23% 9.3% 29% 101 12 12%
7 Yrs 3876 49% 2.0% 13.8% 8.8% 6.9% 31% 0.50 0.84 74% 23% 9.3% 29% 648 61 9%
MLB Averages 41% 2.2% 14.0% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 0.80 1.08 74% 20% 8.2% 41% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1988 31 MIN AL 587 2136 3.64 1318 61.8% 21.2% 13.1% 31.0% 34.7% 78.8% 0.4% 48.7% 83.4% 55.9% 6.0% 35 18 21.0% 123 63 13 20 52 27.8% 14 15 -2 0 0
1 Yr 587 2136 3.64 1318 61.8% 21.2% 13.1% 31.0% 34.7% 78.8% 0.4% 48.7% 83.4% 55.9% 6.0% 35 18 21.0% 123 63 13 20 52 27.8% 14 15 -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.58 62.8% 24.4% 14.3% 27.0% 34.3% 75.6% 2.2% 47.4% 81.0% 57.1% 5.5% 18.9% 26.3%

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
1980 23 MON NL 458 103 5 0 13 2 3 1 4 21 14 1 67% 4 2 0 176 12 7 63% 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1981 24 MON NL 267 63 4 0 5 3 1 0 4 14 9 1 64% 0 4 1 89 5 4 56% 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 9 0
1982 25 MON NL 722 145 16 0 3 9 7 5 11 20 11 3 55% 10 8 0 247 15 9 63% 14 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1983 26 MON NL 917 195 15 0 21 8 7 7 8 58 27 11 47% 7 8 2 304 24 13 65% 24 12 0 0 0 1 1 1 24 0
1984 27 MON NL 918 198 19 0 6 9 10 6 13 44 23 3 52% 9 6 2 332 22 11 67% 21 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 23 0
1987 30 MON NL 9 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1988 31 MIN AL 585 156 9 3 19 0 6 6 13 11 8 33 20 1 61% 4 6 2 228 20 2 91% 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 24 0
7 Yrs 3876 864 9 3 79 0 54 37 42 31 48 190 106 20 56% 34 36 7 1381 98 46 68% 92 44 6 1 0 1 4 3 100 0
MLB Averages 54% 68%

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+
1980 23 7 5 .583 3.72 21 19 1 0 0 0 104.0 103 51 43 5 55 4 56 2 0 2 458 96 1.519 8.9 0.4 4.8 4.8 1.02 96
1981 24 12 9 .571 4.06 37 30 3 2 2 0 168.1 166 85 76 9 81 4 87 3 0 6 725 88 1.467 8.9 0.5 4.3 4.7 1.07 88
1982 25 24 19 .558 3.64 64 57 3 6 4 0 346.0 311 155 140 25 137 10 202 3 1 14 1447 99 1.295 8.1 0.7 3.6 5.3 1.47 99
1983 26 40 30 .571 3.44 97 90 3 14 8 0 568.0 506 242 217 40 221 14 339 4 4 22 2364 105 1.280 8.0 0.6 3.5 5.4 1.53 105
1984 27 55 40 .579 3.28 127 120 3 22 8 0 792.1 704 324 289 59 289 17 462 7 4 28 3282 108 1.253 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.2 1.60 108
1985 28 55 40 .579 3.28 127 120 3 22 8 0 792.1 704 324 289 59 289 17 462 7 4 28 3282 108 1.253 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.2 1.60 108
1986 29 55 40 .579 3.28 127 120 3 22 8 0 792.1 704 324 289 59 289 17 462 7 4 28 3282 108 1.253 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.2 1.60 108
1987 30 55 41 .573 3.32 128 121 3 22 8 0 793.1 708 328 293 60 291 17 463 7 4 30 3291 107 1.259 8.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.59 107
1988 31 62 48 .564 3.54 152 144 3 22 8 0 923.1 864 407 363 79 341 19 535 12 8 36 3876 103 1.305 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.57 103

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
1980 23 6 6 .500 4.41 104.0 111 57 51 5 59 56 2 1.635 9.6 5.1 4.8 0.95 0.4 21
1981 24 5 6 .455 4.82 97.0 106 58 52 7 44 47 2 1.546 9.8 4.1 4.4 1.07 0.6 16
1982 25 11 9 .550 3.44 178.0 153 75 68 17 59 115 0 1.191 7.7 3.0 5.8 1.95 0.9 27
1983 26 14 11 .560 3.49 222.0 210 95 86 16 90 137 1 1.351 8.5 3.6 5.6 1.52 0.6 33
1984 27 14 11 .560 3.38 224.0 216 93 84 21 74 123 3 1.295 8.7 3.0 4.9 1.66 0.8 30
1987 30 0 0 36.00 1.0 4 4 4 1 2 1 0 6.000 36.0 18.0 9.0 0.50 9.0 1
1988 31 6 8 .429 4.85 130.0 157 78 70 19 50 72 5 1.592 10.9 3.5 5.0 1.44 1.3 24
7 Yrs 56 51 .523 3.91 956.0 957 460 415 86 378 551 13 1.396 9.0 5.2 1.46 0.8 152



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1981 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 May 10th NL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1984 NL  2.89 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1983 NL  16 (5th)
1984 NL  15 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1982 NL  1.131 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1982 NL  7.345 (3rd)
1983 NL  7.905 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1984 NL  224.3 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1983 NL  8 (7th)
1984 NL  8 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1981 NL  2 (10th)
1982 NL  2 (9th)
1983 NL  4 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1984 NL  19 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1983 NL  8 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1984 NL  120 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1984 NL  17.27 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1984 NL  1.9 (7th)

             

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 - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1124), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1020th), 7.6 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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