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Bill Lee

William Francis Lee (Spaceman)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: December 28, 1946 in Burbank, CA
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1969 (Age 22.179)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Expos 1969-1982

Final Game: May 7, 1982 (Age 35.130)
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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
1969 22 BOS AL 1 3 .250 4.50 20 1 3 0 0 0 52.0 56 27 26 9 28 0 45 2 0 3 232 86 4.76 1.615 9.7 1.6 4.8 7.8 1.61
1970 23 BOS AL 2 2 .500 4.62 11 5 2 0 0 1 37.0 48 20 19 3 14 1 19 0 0 2 167 87 3.80 1.676 11.7 0.7 3.4 4.6 1.36
1971 24 BOS AL 9 2 .818 2.74 47 3 13 0 0 2 102.0 102 35 31 7 46 7 74 1 0 1 451 136 3.27 1.451 9.0 0.6 4.1 6.5 1.61
1972 25 BOS AL 7 4 .636 3.20 47 0 16 0 0 5 84.1 75 31 30 5 32 8 43 1 0 4 346 101 3.32 1.269 8.0 0.5 3.4 4.6 1.34
1973 ★ 26 BOS AL 17 11 .607 2.75 38 33 1 18 1 1 284.2 275 100 87 20 76 2 120 5 0 3 1173 146 3.49 1.233 8.7 0.6 2.4 3.8 1.58 AS
1974 27 BOS AL 17 15 .531 3.51 38 37 0 16 1 0 282.1 320 123 110 25 67 0 95 4 0 3 1190 111 3.81 1.371 10.2 0.8 2.1 3.0 1.42
1975 28 BOS AL 17 9 .654 3.95 41 34 0 17 4 0 260.0 274 123 114 20 69 1 78 3 0 2 1093 105 3.82 1.319 9.5 0.7 2.4 2.7 1.13 MVP-23
1976 29 BOS AL 5 7 .417 5.63 24 14 7 1 0 3 96.0 124 68 60 13 28 1 29 3 0 2 440 70 4.76 1.583 11.6 1.2 2.6 2.7 1.04
1977 30 BOS AL 9 5 .643 4.43 27 16 4 4 0 1 128.0 155 67 63 14 29 1 31 0 0 1 543 102 4.36 1.438 10.9 1.0 2.0 2.2 1.07
1978 31 BOS AL 10 10 .500 3.46 28 24 3 8 1 0 177.0 198 89 68 20 59 2 44 2 0 0 768 120 4.59 1.452 10.1 1.0 3.0 2.2 0.75
1979 32 MON NL 16 10 .615 3.04 33 33 0 6 3 0 222.0 230 91 75 20 46 1 59 1 1 0 925 121 4.01 1.243 9.3 0.8 1.9 2.4 1.28
1980 33 MON NL 4 6 .400 4.96 24 18 4 2 0 0 118.0 156 71 65 13 22 1 34 3 0 1 522 72 4.24 1.508 11.9 1.0 1.7 2.6 1.55
1981 34 MON NL 5 6 .455 2.94 31 7 16 0 0 6 88.2 90 33 29 6 14 2 34 2 0 2 365 119 3.25 1.173 9.1 0.6 1.4 3.5 2.43
1982 35 MON NL 0 0 4.38 7 0 1 0 0 0 12.1 19 7 6 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 56 86 2.72 1.622 13.9 0.7 0.7 5.8 8.00
14 Yrs 119 90 .569 3.62 416 225 70 72 10 19 1944.1 2122 885 783 176 531 27 713 27 1 24 8271 108 3.91 1.364 9.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.34
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .569 3.62 44 24 7 8 1 2 206 225 94 83 19 56 3 76 3 0 3 877 108 3.91 1.364 9.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.34
BOS (10 yrs) 94 68 .580 3.64 321 167 49 64 7 13 1503.1 1627 683 608 136 448 23 578 21 0 21 6403 110 3.92 1.380 9.7 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.29
MON (4 yrs) 25 22 .532 3.57 95 58 21 8 3 6 441.0 495 202 175 40 83 4 135 6 1 3 1868 101 3.88 1.311 10.1 0.8 1.7 2.8 1.63
AL (10 yrs) 94 68 .580 3.64 321 167 49 64 7 13 1503.1 1627 683 608 136 448 23 578 21 0 21 6403 110 3.92 1.380 9.7 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.29
NL (4 yrs) 25 22 .532 3.57 95 58 21 8 3 6 441.0 495 202 175 40 83 4 135 6 1 3 1868 101 3.88 1.311 10.1 0.8 1.7 2.8 1.63
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
1969 22 BOS AL 52.0 20 1 27 4.67 4.15 -0.01 -0.14 104.4 4.19 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.1 2 .486 .498
1970 23 BOS AL 37.0 11 5 20 4.86 4.15 0.09 -0.01 104.9 4.25 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .478 .498
1971 24 BOS AL 102.0 47 3 35 3.09 3.93 0.10 -0.14 110.1 4.07 11 1.3 1.1 -0.1 2.2 19 .528 .508
1972 25 BOS AL 84.1 47 0 31 3.31 3.54 -0.28 -0.15 103.9 3.81 5 0.7 1.4 0.0 1.5 11 .514 .504
1973 ★ 26 BOS AL 284.2 38 33 100 3.16 4.30 0.37 0.10 105.9 4.27 32 3.7 .7 -0.2 6.2 62 .597 .523 AS
1974 27 BOS AL 282.1 38 37 123 3.92 4.13 0.31 0.12 106.6 4.20 9 1.0 4.1 -0.1 3.6 34 .526 .506
1975 28 BOS AL 260.0 41 34 123 4.26 4.28 0.45 0.12 107.6 4.26 -0 0.0 2.4 -0.1 2.4 24 .500 .500 $80,000 MVP-23
1976 29 BOS AL 96.0 24 14 68 6.38 3.95 0.15 0.02 114.5 4.37 -21 -2.2 1.2 -0.1 -1.4 -13 .408 .486
1977 30 BOS AL 128.0 27 16 67 4.71 4.66 0.13 0.03 113.2 5.17 6 0.6 .6 -0.1 1.8 19 .524 .504
1978 31 BOS AL 177.0 28 24 89 4.53 4.35 0.06 0.09 110.5 4.83 6 0.7 .6 -0.1 2.3 22 .523 .504
1979 32 MON NL 222.0 33 33 91 3.69 4.16 0.21 0.14 99.0 4.06 7 0.7 -0.1 2.6 27 .523 .505
1980 33 MON NL 118.0 24 18 71 5.42 4.04 -0.06 0.09 100.0 4.19 -16 -1.7 .7 -0.0 -0.7 -6 .428 .489
1981 34 MON NL 88.2 31 7 33 3.35 3.80 0.29 -0.07 100.6 3.46 -0 -0.0 1.8 -0.1 0.7 8 .500 .500
1982 35 MON NL 12.1 7 0 7 5.11 4.14 0.02 -0.32 99.8 3.79 -2 -0.2 .7 0.0 -0.1 -1 .470 .499
14 Seasons 1944.1 416 225 885 4.10 4.17 0.21 0.06 106.2 4.27 32 4.0 1.2 -1.4 21.4 211 .510 .503 $80,000
BOS (10 yrs) 1503.1 321 167 683 4.09 4.20 0.23 0.05 108.1 4.36 43 5.2 1.2 -1.1 18.9 182 .516 .505 $80,000
MON (4 yrs) 441.0 95 58 202 4.12 4.06 0.15 0.07 99.6 3.97 -12 -1.2 1.4 -0.2 2.5 29 .487 .499

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
1975 28 BOS AL WS L CIN 0 0 3.14 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 12 5 5 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 55 1.047 7.5 0.6 1.9 4.4 2.33
1981 34 MON NL NLDS W PHI 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 13.5
1981 34 MON NL NLCS L LAD 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 0 0 2.93 4 2 1 0 0 0 15.1 15 5 5 1 3 0 8 0 0 0 61 1.174 8.8 0.6 1.8 4.7 2.67
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 13.5
1 NLCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 3.14 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 12 5 5 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 55 1.047 7.5 0.6 1.9 4.4 2.33

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
1973 BOS AL 26

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
1969 22 BOS AL 20 232 199 27 56 3 2 9 3 1 28 45 .281 .372 .452 .825 .320 90 8 2 1 2 0 3
1970 23 BOS AL 11 167 150 20 48 9 1 3 3 1 14 19 .320 .378 .453 .831 .352 68 3 0 3 0 1 1
1971 24 BOS AL 47 451 398 35 102 14 2 7 1 2 46 74 .256 .333 .354 .688 .298 141 6 1 4 2 7 7
1972 25 BOS AL 47 346 302 31 75 10 0 5 0 2 32 43 .248 .320 .331 .652 .273 100 13 1 9 2 8 8
1973 26 BOS AL 38 1173 1071 100 275 39 4 20 11 4 76 120 .257 .307 .357 .664 .272 382 33 5 15 6 2 15
1974 27 BOS AL 38 1190 1104 123 320 45 10 25 17 12 67 95 .290 .331 .417 .748 .298 460 39 4 10 5 0 19
1975 28 BOS AL 41 1093 1004 123 274 42 7 20 12 11 69 78 .273 .319 .388 .708 .278 390 29 3 10 7 1 18
1976 29 BOS AL 24 440 404 68 124 19 1 13 5 1 28 29 .307 .354 .455 .809 .304 184 9 3 2 3 1 7
1977 30 BOS AL 27 543 505 67 155 19 4 14 5 1 29 31 .307 .341 .444 .785 .303 224 27 0 3 5 1 9
1978 31 BOS AL 28 768 693 89 198 30 2 20 7 7 59 44 .286 .340 .421 .762 .280 292 23 2 6 7 2 18
1979 32 MON NL 3 33 925 867 91 230 39 5 20 14 8 46 59 .265 .302 .391 .693 .266 339 16 1 9 2 1 16
1980 33 MON NL 24 522 489 71 156 24 8 13 15 5 22 34 .319 .349 .481 .829 .320 235 13 3 3 5 1 12
1981 34 MON NL 31 365 340 33 90 13 6 6 7 2 14 34 .265 .297 .391 .688 .279 133 8 2 8 1 2 5
1982 35 MON NL 7 56 54 7 19 0 0 1 1 1 1 8 .352 .357 .407 .765 .391 22 1 0 0 1 0 1
14 Yrs 3 416 8271 7580 885 2122 306 52 176 101 58 531 713 .280 .327 .404 .731 .289 3060 228 27 83 48 27 139
162 Game Avg. 0 44 877 804 94 225 32 6 19 11 6 56 76 .280 .327 .404 .731 .289 325 24 3 9 5 3 15
MLB Averages .257 .323 .378 .701 .281

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1969 22 BOS AL -2.4 -0.2 242 -0.2 2.9 -3.1 .79 -1.0 0.7 -2.8 -0.3 1.04 -9.4 3 5 11
1970 23 BOS AL -1.7 -0.2 174 0.3 2.9 -2.6 .96 -0.2 0.5 -1.6 -0.2 0.92 -1.8 2 0 4
1971 24 BOS AL 10.4 1.1 463 0.2 7.7 -7.5 1.05 0.4 -0.2 1.8 0.2 1.00 3.2 15 10 19
1972 25 BOS AL 1.6 0.2 356 0.5 7.6 -7.1 1.33 0.7 -0.3 3.5 0.4 1.04 1.2 14 16 17
1973 26 BOS AL 37.3 4.1 1201 5.0 21.8 -16.9 1.01 2.7 2.2 40.7 4.3 0.90 32.7 0 3 2
1974 27 BOS AL 11.8 1.3 1233 1.3 21.0 -19.7 .97 -0.1 1.5 8.6 0.9 0.93 -2.1 1 0 0
1975 28 BOS AL 7.8 0.8 1129 1.3 21.2 -19.9 1.07 0.5 0.7 5.7 0.6 0.94 4.8 6 0 1
1976 29 BOS AL -15.8 -1.6 448 -1.7 6.7 -8.4 .95 -1.2 -0.6 -25.1 -2.4 1.00 -18.9 4 2 3
1977 30 BOS AL 2.8 0.3 552 0.0 8.6 -8.6 .87 -1.3 1.3 -5.3 -0.5 0.92 -13.5 0 5 6
1978 31 BOS AL 7.5 0.8 787 0.6 13.4 -12.9 .99 -0.9 1.5 3.0 0.3 0.94 -8.9 0 2 2
1979 32 MON NL 13.1 1.4 949 2.5 17.3 -14.7 1.02 1.3 1.2 15.3 1.6 0.91 11.4 0 0 0
1980 33 MON NL -17.4 -1.8 543 -2.4 8.9 -11.3 1.05 -2.2 -0.1 -17.5 -1.8 0.96 -20.0 1 1 4
1981 34 MON NL 5.3 0.6 375 0.9 8.2 -7.2 1.25 0.3 0.5 6.0 0.7 0.94 2.5 11 3 10
1982 35 MON NL -0.9 -0.1 58 -0.1 0.5 -0.6 .55 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0 1.02 -0.7 1 2 4
14 Yrs 59.2 6.5 8510 8.2 148.7 -140.5 1.02 -1.0 9.1 32.3 3.8 0.94 -19.6 58 49 83

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
1969 22 BOS AL 20 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 37.0 37 37 9 1 1 0 2.0 1.5 5.3
1970 23 BOS AL 11 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 3 .400 1 0 0 0 2 40% 45.4 73 26 10 3 3 2 4.2 3.6 4.9
1971 24 BOS AL 47 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0% 38.3 47 30 39 6 1 2 4.8 7.7 5.0
1973 26 BOS AL 38 33 16 11 6 3 8 18 15 .545 3 1 18 1 23 70% 56.5 78 14 33 9 16 3 4.0 3.8 8.0
1974 27 BOS AL 38 37 17 15 5 4 7 20 17 .541 0 1 16 1 24 65% 50.9 77 20 23 7 13 7 4.3 4.2 7.6
1975 28 BOS AL 41 34 17 9 8 2 2 21 13 .618 3 3 17 4 18 53% 50.8 83 9 26 6 15 4 4.8 5.0 7.5
1976 29 BOS AL 24 14 4 7 3 0 0 6 8 .429 1 2 1 0 6 43% 38.1 61 20 15 3 2 5 4.6 4.5 5.3
1977 30 BOS AL 27 16 9 4 3 2 1 11 5 .688 0 0 4 0 8 50% 47.9 76 23 19 4 0 7 5.2 5.5 6.3
1978 31 BOS AL 28 24 10 10 4 2 4 13 11 .542 2 2 8 1 13 54% 48.2 77 18 24 9 0 9 4.6 4.4 6.7
1979 32 MON NL 33 33 16 10 7 5 6 22 11 .667 1 3 6 3 21 64% 51.7 83 26 25 8 3 6 4.3 4.3 6.7
1980 33 MON NL 24 18 3 6 9 0 2 9 9 .500 3 5 2 0 7 39% 41.2 66 22 12 5 6 7 4.8 4.7 5.9
1981 34 MON NL 31 7 2 3 2 0 1 3 4 .429 0 2 0 0 5 71% 50.0 68 16 12 2 3 1 3.4 3.7 6.5
12 Yrs 362 225 97 79 49 19 31 126 99 .560 15 19 72 10 127 56% 49 83 9 247 63 63 53 4.4 4.4 6.9
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
1969 22 BOS AL 20 19 3 1 2 1 0 1 0% 1 0 13 4 31% 4 .788 3 5 11 1 3 15 8 11 13 3 15 2 7.4
1970 23 BOS AL 11 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 2 1 3 0 0% 5 .961 2 0 4 2 0 4 2 4 4 1 5 0 6.3
1971 24 BOS AL 47 44 13 8 1 4 2 2 50% 7 3 35 14 40% 7 1.049 15 10 19 8 8 28 19 25 30 8 31 2 5.9
1972 25 BOS AL 47 47 16 7 4 7 5 2 71% 10 2 46 16 35% 7 1.328 14 16 17 10 9 28 25 22 27 15 30 7 5.4
1973 26 BOS AL 38 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 100% 2 1 4 0 0% 4 1.013 0 3 2 2 0 3 3 2 4 0 5 0 11.8
1974 27 BOS AL 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0% 8 .968 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
1975 28 BOS AL 41 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 8 1 13% 8 1.065 6 0 1 5 1 1 5 2 1 5 2 0 1.6
1976 29 BOS AL 24 10 7 1 0 3 3 0 100% 4 1 10 5 50% 7 .948 4 2 3 4 1 5 7 3 8 1 8 1 6.5
1977 30 BOS AL 27 11 4 0 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 8 5 63% 7 .867 0 5 6 2 0 9 6 5 7 3 8 0 7.5
1978 31 BOS AL 28 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 3 .987 0 2 2 0 0 4 3 1 4 0 4 0 12.0
1980 33 MON NL 24 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 7 1.050 1 1 4 2 1 3 2 4 4 1 4 0 6.2
1981 34 MON NL 31 24 16 3 3 6 6 0 100% 9 3 14 2 14% 8 1.246 11 3 10 10 5 9 8 16 15 5 15 5 5.4
1982 35 MON NL 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0% 5 .550 1 2 4 2 0 5 2 5 5 1 7 1 5.3
13 Yrs 383 191 70 22 11 24 19 5 79% 45 18 155 47 30% 1.015 58 49 83 49 28 114 91 100 122 44 134 18 6.1

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%
1969 22 BOS AL 232 33% 3.9% 19.4% 12.1% 6.0% 25% 1.33 63% 62 8 13%
1970 23 BOS AL 167 24% 1.8% 11.4% 8.4% 7.8% 27% 2.03 77% 22 3 14%
1971 24 BOS AL 451 28% 1.6% 16.4% 10.2% 5.1% 23% 1.52 71% 96 6 6%
1972 25 BOS AL 346 31% 1.5% 12.4% 9.3% 4.3% 20% 2.01 74% 82 13 16%
1973 26 BOS AL 1173 16% 1.7% 10.2% 6.5% 5.4% 23% 1.62 80% 225 33 15%
1974 27 BOS AL 1190 19% 2.1% 8.0% 5.6% 6.7% 25% 1.58 83% 214 39 18%
1975 28 BOS AL 1093 21% 1.8% 7.1% 6.3% 6.3% 25% 1.44 84% 226 29 13%
1976 29 BOS AL 440 23% 3.0% 6.6% 6.4% 7.5% 27% 1.28 83% 89 9 10%
1977 30 BOS AL 543 30% 2.6% 5.7% 5.3% 6.8% 24% 1.92 86% 119 27 23%
1978 31 BOS AL 768 21% 2.6% 5.7% 7.7% 6.8% 26% 1.34 83% 161 23 14%
1979 32 MON NL 925 16% 2.2% 6.4% 5.0% 6.9% 28% 1.14 85% 152 16 11%
1980 33 MON NL 522 17% 2.5% 6.5% 4.2% 8.6% 29% 1.33 86% 91 13 14%
1981 34 MON NL 365 27% 1.6% 9.3% 3.8% 6.9% 28% 1.63 82% 64 8 13%
1982 35 MON NL 56 38% 1.8% 14.3% 1.8% 1.8% 5% 1.33 82% 16 1 6%
14 Yrs 8271 21% 2.1% 8.6% 6.4% 6.5% 25% 1.48 81% 1619 228 14%
MLB Averages 45% 2.0% 13.5% 8.6% 6.2% 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
1969 22 BOS AL 232 56 9 0 3 5 4 2 7 15 8 5 53% 3 3 1 112 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
1970 23 BOS AL 167 48 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 6 3 1 50% 1 2 0 66 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1971 24 BOS AL 451 102 7 0 10 5 2 6 1 20 8 1 40% 7 1 5 193 1 2 33% 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0
1972 25 BOS AL 346 75 5 1 16 3 2 2 3 22 10 1 45% 8 4 1 147 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 9 0
1973 26 BOS AL 1173 275 20 0 12 18 2 14 6 32 21 3 66% 15 3 2 443 11 4 73% 9 3 1 1 1 0 4 0 15 0
1974 27 BOS AL 1190 320 25 0 21 23 2 11 14 68 34 9 50% 19 3 1 417 17 12 59% 15 11 2 1 0 0 13 5 9 0
1975 28 BOS AL 1093 274 20 0 20 16 4 10 10 55 30 7 55% 18 2 1 400 12 11 52% 9 10 3 0 0 1 10 5 11 0
1976 29 BOS AL 440 124 13 0 6 9 4 7 6 26 12 2 46% 7 2 0 183 5 1 83% 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
1977 30 BOS AL 543 155 14 0 8 8 6 8 6 31 24 0 77% 9 1 0 205 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 9 0
1978 31 BOS AL 768 198 20 0 9 15 5 12 8 23 14 0 61% 18 0 0 307 7 7 50% 5 6 2 1 0 0 6 2 9 0
1979 32 MON NL 922 230 20 0 10 15 5 8 12 32 13 6 41% 16 0 1 335 14 8 64% 9 8 5 0 0 0 3 3 5 3
1980 33 MON NL 522 156 13 0 5 13 0 6 7 28 21 1 75% 12 1 0 199 15 5 75% 14 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
1981 34 MON NL 365 90 6 0 4 4 2 3 3 21 6 2 29% 5 2 0 134 7 2 78% 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
1982 35 MON NL 56 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 50% 1 0 0 28 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Yrs 8268 2122 176 1 124 137 39 89 87 381 205 39 54% 139 24 12 3169 101 58 64% 84 53 16 3 1 2 48 21 103 3
MLB Averages 51% 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+
1969 22 1 3 .250 4.50 20 1 3 0 0 0 52.0 56 27 26 9 28 0 45 2 0 3 232 86 1.615 9.7 1.6 4.8 7.8 1.61 86
1970 23 3 5 .375 4.55 31 6 5 0 0 1 89.0 104 47 45 12 42 1 64 2 0 5 399 86 1.640 10.5 1.2 4.2 6.5 1.52 86
1971 24 12 7 .632 3.58 78 9 18 0 0 3 191.0 206 82 76 19 88 8 138 3 0 6 850 107 1.539 9.7 0.9 4.1 6.5 1.57 107
1972 25 19 11 .633 3.46 125 9 34 0 0 8 275.1 281 113 106 24 120 16 181 4 0 10 1196 105 1.456 9.2 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.51 105
1973 26 36 22 .621 3.10 163 42 35 18 1 9 560.0 556 213 193 44 196 18 301 9 0 13 2369 124 1.343 8.9 0.7 3.2 4.8 1.54 124
1974 27 53 37 .589 3.24 201 79 35 34 2 9 842.1 876 336 303 69 263 18 396 13 0 16 3559 119 1.352 9.4 0.7 2.8 4.2 1.51 119
1975 28 70 46 .603 3.40 242 113 35 51 6 9 1102.1 1150 459 417 89 332 19 474 16 0 18 4652 115 1.344 9.4 0.7 2.7 3.9 1.43 115
1976 29 75 53 .586 3.58 266 127 42 52 6 12 1198.1 1274 527 477 102 360 20 503 19 0 20 5092 109 1.364 9.6 0.8 2.7 3.8 1.40 109
1977 30 84 58 .592 3.66 293 143 46 56 6 13 1326.1 1429 594 540 116 389 21 534 19 0 21 5635 109 1.371 9.7 0.8 2.6 3.6 1.37 109
1978 31 94 68 .580 3.64 321 167 49 64 7 13 1503.1 1627 683 608 136 448 23 578 21 0 21 6403 110 1.380 9.7 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.29 110
1979 32 110 78 .585 3.56 354 200 49 70 10 13 1725.1 1857 774 683 156 494 24 637 22 1 21 7328 111 1.363 9.7 0.8 2.6 3.3 1.29 111
1980 33 114 84 .576 3.65 378 218 53 72 10 13 1843.1 2013 845 748 169 516 25 671 25 1 22 7850 108 1.372 9.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.30 108
1981 34 119 90 .569 3.62 409 225 69 72 10 19 1932.0 2103 878 777 175 530 27 705 27 1 24 8215 108 1.363 9.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.33 108
1982 35 119 90 .569 3.62 416 225 70 72 10 19 1944.1 2122 885 783 176 531 27 713 27 1 24 8271 108 1.364 9.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.34 108

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
1969 22 3 3 .500 4.15 52.0 58 27 24 9 29 45 2 1.673 10.0 5.0 7.8 1.55 1.6 20
1970 23 2 2 .500 4.38 37.0 50 20 18 3 15 19 0 1.757 12.2 3.6 4.6 1.27 0.7 11
1971 24 6 5 .545 2.97 103.0 107 38 34 7 48 74 1 1.505 9.3 4.2 6.5 1.54 0.6 47
1972 25 5 5 .500 3.68 88.0 90 40 36 6 38 45 1 1.455 9.2 3.9 4.6 1.18 0.6 47
1973 26 20 12 .625 2.81 285.0 278 99 89 20 77 120 5 1.246 8.8 2.4 3.8 1.56 0.6 38
1974 27 17 14 .548 3.57 282.0 330 124 112 26 69 95 4 1.415 10.5 2.2 3.0 1.38 0.8 38
1975 28 15 14 .517 3.61 262.0 271 117 105 20 68 78 3 1.294 9.3 2.3 2.7 1.15 0.7 41
1976 29 5 6 .455 5.57 97.0 124 67 60 13 28 29 3 1.567 11.5 2.6 2.7 1.04 1.2 24
1977 30 7 7 .500 3.73 128.0 147 59 53 13 28 31 0 1.367 10.3 2.0 2.2 1.11 0.9 27
1978 31 10 10 .500 3.86 177.0 196 85 76 20 58 44 2 1.435 10.0 2.9 2.2 0.76 1.0 28
1979 32 13 12 .520 3.57 222.0 242 98 88 21 48 59 1 1.306 9.8 1.9 2.4 1.23 0.9 33
1980 33 5 8 .385 5.34 118.0 168 78 70 14 24 34 3 1.627 12.8 1.8 2.6 1.42 1.1 24
1981 34 8 7 .533 3.36 134.0 148 56 50 10 23 52 3 1.276 9.9 1.5 3.5 2.26 0.7 31
1982 35 0 1 .000 4.50 12.0 20 7 6 1 1 8 0 1.750 15.0 0.8 6.0 8.00 0.8 7
14 Yrs 116 106 .523 3.70 1997.0 2229 915 821 183 554 733 28 1.394 10.0 3.3 1.32 0.8 416



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 May 25th AL Player of the Week
1975 Aug 24th AL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1973 AL  6.2 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1973 AL  2.75 (3rd)
1979 NL  3.04 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1979 NL  16 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1973 AL  .607 (10th)
1975 AL  .654 (6th)
Career  .569 (231st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1973 AL  1.233 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  2.403 (7th)
1974 AL  2.136 (6th)
1975 AL  2.389 (9th)
1979 NL  1.865 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1973 AL  18 (10th)
1975 AL  17 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1975 AL  4 (7th)
1979 NL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  25 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  320 (1st)
1975 AL  274 (4th)
1979 NL  230 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  110 (9th)
1975 AL  114 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1973 AL  146 (3rd)
1979 NL  121 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1973 AL  37 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1973 AL  4.1 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1973 AL  40.70 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1973 AL  5.0 (4th)
1979 NL  2.5 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1973 AL  2.7 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1973 AL  4.3 (4th)

                           

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 - 32 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (424th), 22.2 career WAR/21.5 7yr-peak WAR/21.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

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