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Sparky Lyle

Albert Walter Lyle

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: July 22, 1944 in Du Bois, PA
High School: Reynoldsville-Sykesville HS (Reynoldsville-Sykesville, PA)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1967 (Age 22.347)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/Rangers/Phillies/WhiteSox 1967-1982

Final Game: September 27, 1982 (Age 38.067)
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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
1967 22 BOS AL 1 2 .333 2.28 27 0 11 0 0 5 43.1 33 13 11 3 14 1 42 2 2 5 173 156 2.61 1.085 6.9 0.6 2.9 8.7 3.00
1968 23 BOS AL 6 1 .857 2.74 49 0 29 0 0 11 65.2 67 25 20 6 14 2 52 0 1 5 274 117 2.63 1.234 9.2 0.8 1.9 7.1 3.71
1969 24 BOS AL 8 3 .727 2.54 71 0 44 0 0 17 102.2 91 33 29 8 48 4 93 1 1 8 439 152 3.14 1.354 8.0 0.7 4.2 8.2 1.94
1970 25 BOS AL 1 7 .125 3.88 63 0 40 0 0 20 67.1 62 37 29 5 34 5 51 1 1 1 297 103 3.65 1.426 8.3 0.7 4.5 6.8 1.50
1971 26 BOS AL 6 4 .600 2.75 50 0 36 0 0 16 52.1 41 16 16 5 23 2 37 0 0 4 209 136 3.60 1.223 7.1 0.9 4.0 6.4 1.61
1972 27 NYY AL 9 5 .643 1.92 59 0 56 0 0 35 107.2 84 25 23 3 29 7 75 0 0 5 427 154 2.18 1.050 7.0 0.3 2.4 6.3 2.59 CYA-7,MVP-3
1973 ★ 28 NYY AL 5 9 .357 2.51 51 0 45 0 0 27 82.1 66 30 23 4 18 2 63 0 0 3 330 147 2.32 1.020 7.2 0.4 2.0 6.9 3.50 AS
1974 29 NYY AL 9 3 .750 1.66 66 0 59 0 0 15 114.0 93 30 21 6 43 7 89 1 0 7 469 215 2.86 1.193 7.3 0.5 3.4 7.0 2.07 MVP-25
1975 30 NYY AL 5 7 .417 3.12 49 0 37 0 0 6 89.1 94 34 31 1 36 5 65 2 1 5 387 119 2.55 1.455 9.5 0.1 3.6 6.5 1.81
1976 ★ 31 NYY AL 7 8 .467 2.26 64 0 58 0 0 23 103.2 82 33 26 5 42 7 61 0 0 3 420 154 3.30 1.196 7.1 0.4 3.6 5.3 1.45 AS,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 NYY AL 13 5 .722 2.17 72 0 60 0 0 26 137.0 131 41 33 7 33 6 68 2 0 10 554 183 3.18 1.197 8.6 0.5 2.2 4.5 2.06 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1978 33 NYY AL 9 3 .750 3.47 59 0 33 0 0 9 111.2 116 46 43 6 33 8 33 4 0 1 470 105 3.69 1.334 9.3 0.5 2.7 2.7 1.00
1979 34 TEX AL 5 8 .385 3.13 67 0 53 0 0 13 95.0 78 37 33 9 28 6 48 0 0 2 384 133 3.84 1.116 7.4 0.9 2.7 4.5 1.71
1980 35 TOT MLB 3 2 .600 4.28 59 0 37 0 0 10 94.2 108 52 45 9 34 7 49 0 2 2 412 91 4.03 1.500 10.3 0.9 3.2 4.7 1.44
1980 35 TEX AL 3 2 .600 4.69 49 0 32 0 0 8 80.2 97 47 42 9 28 6 43 0 2 1 353 83 4.18 1.550 10.8 1.0 3.1 4.8 1.54
1980 35 PHI NL 0 0 1.93 10 0 5 0 0 2 14.0 11 5 3 0 6 1 6 0 0 1 59 202 3.18 1.214 7.1 0.0 3.9 3.9 1.00
1981 36 PHI NL 9 6 .600 4.44 48 0 19 0 0 2 75.0 85 40 37 4 33 9 29 1 2 3 332 82 3.88 1.573 10.2 0.5 4.0 3.5 0.88
1982 37 TOT MLB 3 3 .500 4.62 45 0 17 0 0 3 48.2 61 27 25 3 19 3 18 0 0 2 217 83 3.95 1.644 11.3 0.6 3.5 3.3 0.95
1982 37 PHI NL 3 3 .500 5.15 34 0 11 0 0 2 36.2 50 23 21 3 12 3 12 0 0 1 167 72 4.11 1.691 12.3 0.7 2.9 2.9 1.00
1982 37 CHW AL 0 0 3.00 11 0 6 0 0 1 12.0 11 4 4 0 7 0 6 0 0 1 50 139 3.47 1.500 8.3 0.0 5.3 4.5 0.86
16 Yrs 99 76 .566 2.88 899 0 634 0 0 238 1390.1 1292 519 445 84 481 81 873 14 10 66 5794 128 3.19 1.275 8.4 0.5 3.1 5.7 1.82
162 Game Avg. 7 6 .566 2.88 68 0 48 0 0 18 105 98 39 34 6 36 6 66 1 1 5 438 128 3.19 1.275 8.4 0.5 3.1 5.7 1.82
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 (7 yrs) 57 40 .588 2.41 420 0 348 0 0 141 745.2 666 239 200 32 234 42 454 9 1 34 3057 148 2.91 1.207 8.0 0.4 2.8 5.5 1.94
BOS (5 yrs) 22 17 .564 2.85 260 0 160 0 0 69 331.1 294 124 105 27 133 14 275 4 5 23 1392 130 3.15 1.289 8.0 0.7 3.6 7.5 2.07
PHI (3 yrs) 12 9 .571 4.37 92 0 35 0 0 6 125.2 146 68 61 7 51 13 47 1 2 5 558 85 3.87 1.568 10.5 0.5 3.7 3.4 0.92
TEX (2 yrs) 8 10 .444 3.84 116 0 85 0 0 21 175.2 175 84 75 18 56 12 91 0 2 3 737 105 3.99 1.315 9.0 0.9 2.9 4.7 1.63
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 11 0 6 0 0 1 12.0 11 4 4 0 7 0 6 0 0 1 50 139 3.47 1.500 8.3 0.0 5.3 4.5 0.86
AL (15 yrs) 87 67 .565 2.73 807 0 599 0 0 232 1264.2 1146 451 384 77 430 68 826 13 8 61 5236 135 3.13 1.246 8.2 0.5 3.1 5.9 1.92
NL (3 yrs) 12 9 .571 4.37 92 0 35 0 0 6 125.2 146 68 61 7 51 13 47 1 2 5 558 85 3.87 1.568 10.5 0.5 3.7 3.4 0.92
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
1967 22 BOS AL 43.1 27 0 13 2.70 3.73 0.19 -0.15 109.4 3.71 5 0.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 8 .525 .504
1968 23 BOS AL 65.2 49 0 25 3.43 3.54 0.15 -0.15 108.6 3.51 1 0.2 1.9 -0.0 0.8 5 .503 .501
1969 24 BOS AL 102.2 71 0 33 2.89 4.14 -0.01 -0.17 105.0 4.19 15 1.7 2.1 0.7 3.4 23 .524 .511
1970 25 BOS AL 67.1 63 0 37 4.95 4.31 0.08 -0.18 106.5 4.32 -4 -0.5 2.0 -0.3 -0.2 1 .493 .497
1971 26 BOS AL 52.1 50 0 16 2.75 3.92 0.09 -0.17 110.8 4.06 8 0.9 2.4 0.5 1.9 12 .518 .505
1972 27 NYY AL 107.2 59 0 25 2.09 3.45 -0.02 -0.15 95.9 3.18 14 1.8 2.0 0.7 3.5 21 .530 .511 $45,000 CYA-7,MVP-3
1973 ★ 28 NYY AL 82.1 51 0 30 3.28 4.36 0.08 -0.36 97.8 3.84 4 0.5 2.3 0.1 1.4 13 .509 .503 $70,000 AS
1974 29 NYY AL 114.0 66 0 30 2.37 4.09 0.12 -0.34 99.2 3.60 16 1.8 1.9 0.6 3.5 26 .527 .511 $87,500 MVP-25
1975 30 NYY AL 89.1 49 0 34 3.43 4.39 0.25 -0.36 98.6 3.72 3 0.3 1.7 -0.1 1.2 11 .507 .502 $92,500
1976 ★ 31 NYY AL 103.2 64 0 33 2.86 3.95 0.54 -0.33 98.7 3.04 2 0.3 2.1 -0.1 1.3 11 .504 .502 AS,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 NYY AL 137.0 72 0 41 2.69 4.51 0.27 -0.36 97.4 3.77 16 1.7 2.0 0.6 3.7 30 .523 .510 $140,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1978 33 NYY AL 111.2 59 0 46 3.71 4.23 0.33 -0.35 95.5 3.40 -4 -0.4 1.5 -0.3 0.4 7 .493 .497
1979 34 TEX AL 95.0 67 0 37 3.51 4.74 0.35 -0.38 98.6 3.95 5 0.5 1.6 -0.0 1.4 15 .507 .503
1980 35 TEX AL 80.2 49 0 47 5.24 4.69 -0.56 -0.37 96.8 4.72 -5 -0.5 1.5 -0.3 -0.1 3 .489 .497
1980 35 PHI NL 14.0 10 0 5 3.21 4.04 0.02 -0.32 106.9 3.96 1 0.1 1.7 0.0 0.3 2 .513 .501
1981 36 PHI NL 75.0 48 0 40 4.80 3.84 -0.32 -0.29 104.6 4.04 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0 .483 .495
1982 37 PHI NL 36.2 34 0 23 5.65 4.10 -0.09 -0.32 101.0 3.90 -8 -0.8 1.7 -0.4 -0.9 -4 .476 .495
1982 37 CHW AL 12.0 11 0 4 3.00 4.16 -0.25 -0.33 99.9 4.09 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .515 .501
16 Seasons 1390.1 899 0 519 3.36 4.16 0.11 -0.29 100.6 3.77 64 7.4 1.8 1.7 22.9 187 .508 .503 $435,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
NYY (7 yrs) 745.2 420 0 239 2.88 4.14 0.23 -0.32 97.6 3.50 51 5.8 1.9 1.5 14.9 119 .514 .505 $435,000
BOS (5 yrs) 331.1 260 0 124 3.37 3.97 0.08 -0.16 107.5 4.00 25 3.0 2.0 1.0 7.2 50 .512 .504
PHI (3 yrs) 125.2 92 0 68 4.87 3.94 -0.21 -0.30 103.8 3.99 -14 -1.5 1.4 -0.5 -0.8 -2 .483 .496
TEX (2 yrs) 175.2 116 0 84 4.30 4.72 -0.07 -0.38 97.8 4.31 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.3 1.4 17 .500 .500
CHW (1 yr) 12.0 11 0 4 3.00 4.16 -0.25 -0.33 99.9 4.09 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .515 .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
1976 31 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1976 31 NYY AL WS L CIN 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 0.375 3.4 0.0 0.0 10.1
1977 32 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 2 0 1.000 0.96 4 0 4 0 0 0 9.1 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 32 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 2.9
1977 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS W LAD 1 0 1.000 1.93 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 0.429 3.9 1.9 0.0 3.9
1978 33 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 0 0 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.250 20.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 36 PHI NL NLDS L MON 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 2.571 15.4 0.0 7.7 3.9 0.50
4 Yrs (6 Series) 3 0 1.000 1.69 13 0 10 0 0 1 21.1 17 4 4 1 3 0 9 0 0 1 80 0.938 7.2 0.4 1.3 3.8 3.00
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 2.571 15.4 0.0 7.7 3.9 0.50
3 ALCS 2 0 1.000 2.31 6 0 6 0 0 1 11.2 10 3 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 43 0.943 7.7 0.0 0.8 2.3 3.00
2 WS 1 0 1.000 1.23 4 0 4 0 0 0 7.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 26 0.409 3.7 1.2 0.0 6.1

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 NYY AL 28 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1976 NYY AL 31
1977 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 9 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5
3 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 6.00 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 13 1.333 12.0 0.0 0.0 6.0

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
1967 22 BOS AL 27 173 155 13 33 5 1 3 1 0 14 42 .213 .283 .316 .599 .268 49 3 2 0 2 1 1
1968 23 BOS AL 49 274 257 25 67 10 3 6 0 0 14 52 .261 .298 .393 .691 .305 101 7 0 2 1 2 6
1969 24 BOS AL 71 439 379 33 91 14 3 8 2 4 48 93 .240 .323 .356 .680 .293 135 12 1 6 5 4 8
1970 25 BOS AL 63 297 254 37 62 11 1 5 2 0 34 51 .244 .334 .354 .689 .286 90 6 1 7 1 5 5
1971 26 BOS AL 50 209 180 16 41 3 1 5 0 1 23 37 .228 .311 .339 .650 .255 61 7 0 3 3 2 0
1972 27 NYY AL 59 427 388 25 84 11 3 3 0 0 29 75 .216 .268 .284 .551 .257 110 12 0 5 5 7 4
1973 28 NYY AL 51 330 306 30 66 6 0 4 3 2 18 63 .216 .258 .275 .532 .257 84 6 0 4 2 2 9
1974 29 NYY AL 66 471 414 30 93 11 0 6 1 1 43 89 .225 .296 .295 .591 .269 122 9 1 8 5 7 8
1975 30 NYY AL 49 387 342 34 94 14 1 1 3 4 36 65 .275 .345 .330 .675 .333 113 5 2 4 3 5 3
1976 31 NYY AL 64 420 365 33 82 8 2 5 6 2 42 61 .225 .302 .299 .600 .254 109 13 0 9 4 7 3
1977 32 NYY AL 72 554 509 41 131 12 5 7 7 7 33 68 .257 .302 .342 .644 .282 174 18 2 5 5 6 8
1978 33 NYY AL 59 470 416 46 116 20 3 6 4 6 33 33 .279 .333 .385 .717 .286 160 16 4 9 7 8 8
1979 34 TEX AL 67 384 345 37 78 13 0 9 1 3 28 48 .226 .283 .342 .625 .239 118 6 0 10 1 6 5
1980 35 TEX AL 49 353 317 47 97 15 3 9 4 3 28 43 .306 .359 .457 .817 .328 145 10 0 5 3 6 5
1980 35 PHI NL 10 59 50 5 11 4 0 0 1 1 6 6 .220 .293 .300 .593 .239 15 0 0 1 2 1 1
1980 35 TOT MLB 59 412 367 52 108 19 3 9 5 4 34 49 .294 .350 .436 .786 .315 160 10 0 6 5 7 6
1981 36 PHI NL 48 332 282 40 85 17 2 4 8 3 33 29 .301 .372 .418 .790 .320 118 6 1 12 4 9 1
1982 37 CHW AL 11 50 42 4 11 1 1 0 1 1 7 6 .262 .360 .333 .693 .297 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
1982 37 PHI NL 34 167 153 23 50 7 0 3 1 1 12 12 .327 .373 .431 .805 .338 66 3 0 1 1 3 2
1982 37 TOT MLB 45 217 195 27 61 8 1 3 2 2 19 18 .313 .370 .410 .781 .330 80 5 0 1 2 3 2
16 Yrs 899 5796 5154 519 1292 182 29 84 45 39 481 873 .251 .313 .346 .659 .284 1784 141 14 91 55 81 77
162 Game Avg. 68 438 390 39 98 14 2 6 3 3 36 66 .251 .313 .346 .659 .284 135 11 1 7 4 6 6
MLB Averages .255 .321 .375 .696 .280
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1967 22 BOS AL 5.4 0.6 182 0.8 3.5 -2.7 1.11 0.5 0.2 12.3 1.3 1.03 7.4 14 6 7
1968 23 BOS AL 2.4 0.3 284 -0.4 6.6 -7.0 1.35 -0.3 -0.0 -5.9 -0.6 1.05 -6.6 23 7 15
1969 24 BOS AL 14.1 1.5 454 0.5 13.1 -12.6 1.69 0.2 0.2 6.9 0.7 1.07 0.5 37 15 16
1970 25 BOS AL -0.9 -0.1 303 -0.3 7.2 -7.5 1.49 0.3 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5 1.12 -1.4 30 6 25
1971 26 BOS AL 6.2 0.7 214 2.1 6.8 -4.8 1.70 0.9 0.4 9.2 1.0 1.08 6.2 28 7 12
1972 27 NYY AL 13.4 1.6 432 4.4 14.2 -9.8 1.86 1.9 0.4 19.3 2.3 1.09 17.5 39 10 10
1973 28 NYY AL 9.3 1.0 339 0.5 10.2 -9.7 1.74 1.6 -1.3 11.1 1.2 1.07 16.5 34 10 6
1974 29 NYY AL 21.9 2.3 485 2.8 13.6 -10.9 1.61 1.5 0.2 12.6 1.3 1.13 14.7 36 13 16
1975 30 NYY AL 6.7 0.7 408 -0.3 8.5 -8.9 1.30 0.3 -0.6 2.6 0.3 1.10 6.3 17 10 20
1976 31 NYY AL 12.6 1.4 436 1.4 12.6 -11.2 1.73 0.8 0.1 5.6 0.6 1.08 6.8 37 13 12
1977 32 NYY AL 26.3 2.7 581 4.0 17.8 -13.8 1.71 1.4 1.0 22.2 2.3 1.06 17.7 46 12 14
1978 33 NYY AL 3.3 0.4 482 0.2 10.9 -10.6 1.28 0.0 0.2 5.2 0.5 1.05 -0.7 26 15 16
1979 34 TEX AL 11.1 1.1 392 0.2 8.5 -8.3 1.30 1.3 -1.2 14.6 1.5 1.00 15.5 24 19 23
1980 35 TOT MLB -5.2 -0.5 425 1.1 8.2 -7.1 1.11 -0.6 1.6 -9.8 -1.0 1.07 -8.4 24 5 27
1980 35 TEX AL -7.4 -0.7 363 0.3 6.3 -6.0 .99 -0.8 1.1 -11.4 -1.1 1.08 -9.8 18 5 23
1980 35 PHI NL 2.2 0.2 62 0.8 1.9 -1.0 1.83 0.2 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.00 1.4 6 0 4
1981 36 PHI NL -5.8 -0.6 349 -1.3 5.4 -6.8 1.08 -0.6 -0.6 -9.4 -1.0 1.01 -9.3 12 9 25
1982 37 TOT MLB -3.6 -0.4 223 -1.3 4.0 -5.2 1.23 -0.4 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7 0.99 -3.4 22 5 16
1982 37 PHI NL -5.4 -0.6 170 -1.2 3.4 -4.6 1.39 -0.5 -0.4 -9.3 -0.9 0.99 -5.3 18 3 12
1982 37 CHW AL 1.8 0.2 53 -0.1 0.6 -0.6 .68 0.1 -0.2 2.2 0.2 0.97 1.9 4 2 4
16 Yrs 117.2 12.5 5989 14.3 151.1 -136.8 1.48 8.8 0.9 84.0 9.1 1.07 79.1 449 162 260
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

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
1967 22 BOS AL 27 27 11 1 2 6 5 1 83% 11 5 27 3 11% 8 1.110 14 6 7 11 6 10 14 13 16 6 16 10 4.8
1968 23 BOS AL 49 49 29 6 1 19 11 8 58% 21 1 50 21 42% 8 1.350 23 7 15 21 7 21 28 21 22 16 23 13 4.0
1969 24 BOS AL 71 71 44 8 3 26 17 9 65% 34 7 86 30 35% 7 1.694 37 15 16 36 12 23 46 25 34 27 36 23 4.3
1970 25 BOS AL 63 63 40 1 7 30 20 10 67% 33 3 68 22 32% 8 1.490 30 6 25 34 5 24 39 24 21 21 24 18 3.2
1971 26 BOS AL 50 50 36 6 4 20 16 4 80% 24 2 49 14 29% 9 1.696 28 7 12 24 7 19 25 25 15 19 15 10 3.1
1972 27 NYY AL 59 59 56 9 5 42 35 7 83% 42 0 52 14 27% 8 1.862 39 10 10 42 10 7 33 26 38 5 40 18 5.5
1973 28 NYY AL 51 51 45 5 9 33 27 6 82% 34 1 60 18 30% 8 1.739 34 10 6 35 9 7 37 14 26 8 29 7 4.8
1974 29 NYY AL 66 66 59 9 3 22 15 7 68% 35 13 76 29 38% 8 1.614 36 13 16 37 7 22 44 22 41 13 42 19 5.2
1975 30 NYY AL 49 49 37 5 7 12 6 6 50% 13 1 71 27 38% 8 1.298 17 10 20 16 6 27 39 10 31 12 31 12 5.5
1976 31 NYY AL 64 64 58 7 8 31 23 8 74% 33 1 80 31 39% 8 1.733 37 13 12 38 8 18 45 19 37 14 39 21 4.9
1977 32 NYY AL 72 72 60 13 5 34 26 8 76% 35 1 99 38 38% 8 1.714 46 12 14 36 10 26 59 13 50 17 50 29 5.7
1978 33 NYY AL 59 59 33 9 3 11 9 2 82% 16 3 62 16 26% 7 1.280 26 15 16 24 13 22 36 23 42 10 42 19 5.7
1979 34 TEX AL 67 67 53 5 8 20 13 7 65% 22 2 70 23 33% 8 1.300 24 19 23 26 8 33 42 25 34 17 37 17 4.3
1980 35 TOT MLB 59 59 37 3 2 15 10 5 67% 18 3 69 27 39% 1.112 24 5 27 23 8 28 42 17 35 14 37 11 4.8
1980 35 TEX AL 49 49 32 3 2 12 8 4 67% 13 1 64 26 41% 8 .992 18 5 23 17 7 25 38 11 30 12 32 9 4.9
1980 35 PHI NL 10 10 5 0 0 3 2 1 67% 5 2 5 1 20% 8 1.828 6 0 4 6 1 3 4 6 5 2 5 2 4.2
1981 36 PHI NL 48 48 19 9 6 4 2 2 50% 8 4 17 6 35% 7 1.082 12 9 25 10 10 28 10 38 28 4 29 15 4.7
1982 37 TOT MLB 45 45 17 3 3 8 3 5 38% 14 6 33 11 33% 1.230 22 5 16 16 10 19 20 25 17 19 18 12 3.2
1982 37 PHI NL 34 34 11 3 3 7 2 5 29% 11 4 24 10 42% 8 1.394 18 3 12 12 9 13 13 21 14 15 14 10 3.2
1982 37 CHW AL 11 11 6 0 0 1 1 0 100% 3 2 9 1 11% 8 .684 4 2 4 4 1 6 7 4 3 4 4 2 3.3
16 Yrs 899 899 634 99 76 333 238 95 71% 393 53 969 330 34% 1.483 449 162 260 429 136 334 559 340 487 222 508 254 4.6
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

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%
1967 22 BOS AL 173 34% 1.7% 24.3% 8.1% 5.2% 27% 1.36 65% 29 3 10%
1968 23 BOS AL 274 34% 2.2% 19.0% 5.1% 6.9% 28% 1.88 73% 59 7 12%
1969 24 BOS AL 439 33% 1.8% 21.2% 10.9% 5.7% 28% 2.04 64% 100 12 12%
1970 25 BOS AL 297 33% 1.7% 17.2% 11.5% 5.7% 27% 1.50 67% 78 6 8%
1971 26 BOS AL 209 26% 2.4% 17.7% 11.0% 4.3% 22% 1.19 67% 53 7 13%
1972 27 NYY AL 427 19% 0.7% 17.6% 6.8% 4.0% 20% 1.49 74% 114 12 11%
1973 28 NYY AL 330 21% 1.2% 19.1% 5.5% 3.0% 15% 1.45 73% 79 6 8%
1974 29 NYY AL 471 21% 1.3% 18.9% 9.1% 3.6% 18% 1.36 69% 118 9 8%
1975 30 NYY AL 387 32% 0.3% 16.8% 9.3% 4.1% 17% 1.51 72% 105 5 5%
1976 31 NYY AL 420 25% 1.2% 14.5% 10.0% 3.6% 18% 1.25 72% 91 13 14%
1977 32 NYY AL 554 30% 1.3% 12.3% 6.0% 4.3% 18% 1.29 79% 126 18 14%
1978 33 NYY AL 470 34% 1.3% 7.0% 7.0% 6.2% 25% 0.95 82% 114 16 14%
1979 34 TEX AL 384 30% 2.3% 12.5% 7.3% 5.7% 28% 0.99 75% 78 6 8%
1980 35 TOT MLB 412 37% 2.2% 11.9% 8.3% 7.5% 29% 1.06 76% 96 10 10%
1980 35 TEX AL 353 39% 2.6% 12.2% 7.9% 7.7% 28% 1.09 76% 85 10 12%
1980 35 PHI NL 59 27% 0.0% 10.2% 10.2% 6.8% 36% 0.94 78% 11 0 0%
1981 36 PHI NL 332 30% 1.2% 8.7% 9.9% 6.9% 27% 1.95 76% 66 6 9%
1982 37 TOT MLB 217 34% 1.4% 8.3% 8.8% 5.5% 20% 1.10 81% 49 5 10%
1982 37 PHI NL 167 35% 1.8% 7.2% 7.2% 6.0% 20% 1.11 83% 38 3 8%
1982 37 CHW AL 50 30% 0.0% 12.0% 14.0% 4.0% 18% 1.07 74% 11 2 18%
16 Yrs 5796 29% 1.5% 15.1% 8.3% 5.1% 23% 1.34 73% 1355 141 10%
MLB Averages 45% 1.9% 13.7% 8.5% 6.2% 27% 1.10 74% 11%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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
1967 22 BOS AL 173 33 3 0 6 2 1 2 1 14 4 5 29% 1 5 0 64 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
1968 23 BOS AL 274 67 6 0 5 2 4 4 2 16 10 3 63% 6 5 2 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
1969 24 BOS AL 439 91 8 1 31 5 3 4 4 46 14 11 30% 8 8 2 179 2 4 33% 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 25 0
1970 25 BOS AL 297 62 5 0 23 5 0 2 3 24 15 4 63% 5 1 0 136 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1971 26 BOS AL 209 41 5 0 15 4 1 3 2 18 9 1 50% 0 4 1 88 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1972 27 NYY AL 427 84 3 0 18 3 0 2 1 38 16 8 42% 4 5 0 192 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1973 28 NYY AL 330 66 4 0 16 4 0 0 4 19 12 2 63% 9 3 0 146 3 2 60% 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
1974 29 NYY AL 471 93 6 0 31 5 1 4 2 39 16 4 41% 8 7 1 209 1 1 50% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 22 0
1975 30 NYY AL 387 94 1 0 22 1 0 0 1 34 22 3 65% 3 5 4 183 3 4 43% 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 18 0
1976 31 NYY AL 420 82 5 0 23 4 1 3 2 32 17 6 53% 3 3 2 187 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1977 32 NYY AL 554 131 7 0 25 3 4 1 6 54 25 7 46% 8 10 2 245 7 7 50% 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 19 0
1978 33 NYY AL 470 116 6 0 17 5 1 6 0 39 24 2 62% 8 1 1 203 4 6 40% 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1979 34 TEX AL 384 78 9 0 10 7 2 3 6 20 10 1 50% 5 2 0 161 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
1980 35 TOT MLB 412 108 9 0 17 4 5 6 3 29 17 4 59% 6 2 1 197 5 4 56% 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
1980 35 TEX AL 353 97 9 0 17 4 5 6 3 24 13 4 54% 5 1 0 170 4 3 57% 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
1980 35 PHI NL 59 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 80% 1 1 1 27 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1981 36 PHI NL 332 85 4 0 8 3 1 2 2 25 13 3 52% 1 3 1 132 8 3 73% 6 3 2 0 0 0 4 2 10 0
1982 37 TOT MLB 217 61 3 1 4 2 1 2 1 12 8 0 67% 2 2 0 92 2 2 50% 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5 0
1982 37 PHI NL 167 50 3 1 3 2 1 2 1 9 7 0 78% 2 1 0 70 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
1982 37 CHW AL 50 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 33% 0 1 0 22 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 Yrs 5796 1292 84 2 271 59 25 44 40 459 232 64 51% 77 66 17 2531 45 39 54% 40 32 5 3 0 4 12 6 209 0
MLB Averages 51% 64%
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

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+
1967 22 1 2 .333 2.28 27 0 11 0 0 5 43.1 33 13 11 3 14 1 42 2 2 5 173 156 1.085 6.9 0.6 2.9 8.7 3.00 156
1968 23 7 3 .700 2.56 76 0 40 0 0 16 109.0 100 38 31 9 28 3 94 2 3 10 447 131 1.174 8.3 0.7 2.3 7.8 3.36 131
1969 24 15 6 .714 2.55 147 0 84 0 0 33 211.2 191 71 60 17 76 7 187 3 4 18 886 141 1.261 8.1 0.7 3.2 8.0 2.46 141
1970 25 16 13 .552 2.87 210 0 124 0 0 53 279.0 253 108 89 22 110 12 238 4 5 19 1183 129 1.301 8.2 0.7 3.5 7.7 2.16 129
1971 26 22 17 .564 2.85 260 0 160 0 0 69 331.1 294 124 105 27 133 14 275 4 5 23 1392 130 1.289 8.0 0.7 3.6 7.5 2.07 130
1972 27 31 22 .585 2.62 319 0 216 0 0 104 439.0 378 149 128 30 162 21 350 4 5 28 1819 134 1.230 7.7 0.6 3.3 7.2 2.16 134
1973 28 36 31 .537 2.61 370 0 261 0 0 131 521.1 444 179 151 34 180 23 413 4 5 31 2149 136 1.197 7.7 0.6 3.1 7.1 2.29 136
1974 29 45 34 .570 2.44 436 0 320 0 0 146 635.1 537 209 172 40 223 30 502 5 5 38 2618 146 1.196 7.6 0.6 3.2 7.1 2.25 146
1975 30 50 41 .549 2.52 485 0 357 0 0 152 724.2 631 243 203 41 259 35 567 7 6 43 3005 142 1.228 7.8 0.5 3.2 7.0 2.19 142
1976 31 57 49 .538 2.49 549 0 415 0 0 175 828.1 713 276 229 46 301 42 628 7 6 46 3425 143 1.224 7.7 0.5 3.3 6.8 2.09 143
1977 32 70 54 .565 2.44 621 0 475 0 0 201 965.1 844 317 262 53 334 48 696 9 6 56 3979 148 1.220 7.9 0.5 3.1 6.5 2.08 148
1978 33 79 57 .581 2.55 680 0 508 0 0 210 1077.0 960 363 305 59 367 56 729 13 6 57 4449 142 1.232 8.0 0.5 3.1 6.1 1.99 142
1979 34 84 65 .564 2.60 747 0 561 0 0 223 1172.0 1038 400 338 68 395 62 777 13 6 59 4833 141 1.223 8.0 0.5 3.0 6.0 1.97 141
1980 35 87 67 .565 2.72 806 0 598 0 0 233 1266.2 1146 452 383 77 429 69 826 13 8 61 5245 135 1.243 8.1 0.5 3.0 5.9 1.93 135
1981 36 96 73 .568 2.82 854 0 617 0 0 235 1341.2 1231 492 420 81 462 78 855 14 10 64 5577 131 1.262 8.3 0.5 3.1 5.7 1.85 131
1982 37 99 76 .566 2.88 899 0 634 0 0 238 1390.1 1292 519 445 84 481 81 873 14 10 66 5794 128 1.275 8.4 0.5 3.1 5.7 1.82 128

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
1967 22 3 2 .600 2.72 43.0 35 14 13 3 15 42 2 1.163 7.3 3.1 8.8 2.80 0.6 27
1968 23 4 3 .571 3.68 66.0 75 30 27 7 16 52 0 1.379 10.2 2.2 7.1 3.25 1.0 49
1969 24 6 5 .545 2.62 103.0 93 33 30 8 49 93 1 1.379 8.1 4.3 8.1 1.90 0.7 71
1970 25 3 4 .429 4.43 67.0 62 37 33 5 34 51 1 1.433 8.3 4.6 6.9 1.50 0.7 63
1971 26 3 3 .500 2.55 53.0 44 17 15 5 25 37 0 1.302 7.5 4.2 6.3 1.48 0.8 50
1972 27 7 6 .538 2.55 113.0 105 35 32 4 36 78 0 1.248 8.4 2.9 6.2 2.17 0.3 59
1973 28 5 4 .556 3.18 82.0 69 32 29 4 19 63 0 1.073 7.6 2.1 6.9 3.32 0.4 51
1974 29 7 6 .538 2.37 114.0 100 33 30 6 46 89 1 1.281 7.9 3.6 7.0 1.93 0.5 66
1975 30 5 5 .500 3.20 90.0 99 36 32 1 38 65 2 1.522 9.9 3.8 6.5 1.71 0.1 49
1976 31 6 6 .500 2.86 104.0 91 37 33 6 47 61 0 1.327 7.9 4.1 5.3 1.30 0.5 64
1977 32 8 7 .533 2.43 137.0 134 41 37 7 34 68 2 1.226 8.8 2.2 4.5 2.00 0.5 72
1978 33 6 6 .500 3.62 112.0 125 50 45 6 36 33 4 1.438 10.0 2.9 2.7 0.92 0.5 59
1979 34 6 5 .545 3.00 96.0 78 36 32 9 28 48 0 1.104 7.3 2.6 4.5 1.71 0.8 67
1980 35 5 6 .455 4.55 95.0 112 53 48 9 35 49 0 1.547 10.6 3.3 4.6 1.40 0.9 59
1981 36 6 7 .462 4.66 114.0 139 66 59 7 54 44 2 1.693 11.0 4.3 3.5 0.81 0.6 48
1982 37 2 3 .400 4.59 49.0 64 28 25 3 20 18 0 1.714 11.8 3.7 3.3 0.90 0.6 45
16 Yrs 82 78 .513 3.25 1438.0 1425 578 520 90 532 891 15 1.361 8.9 5.6 1.67 0.6 899



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA (13.1%)
1989 BBWAA ( 5.6%)
1990 BBWAA ( 5.6%)
1991 BBWAA ( 3.4%)

Awards (yr lg award)
1977 AL Cy Young

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (3, 47%)
1974 AL (25, 2%)
1976 AL (22, 2%)
1977 AL (6, 20%)
0.71 Career Shares (344th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (7, 3%)
1977 AL (1, 40%)
1 Cy Young
0.43 Career Shares (114th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Jun 20th AL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  2.88 (132nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1977 AL  .722 (3rd)
Career  .566 (249th)

Games Played s c a p y
1969 AL  71 (3rd)
1970 AL  63 (8th)
1972 AL  59 (9th)
1973 AL  51 (5th)
1974 AL  66 (4th)
1976 AL  64 (4th)
1977 AL  72 (1st)
1978 AL  59 (5th)
1979 AL  67 (4th)
1981 NL  48 (6th)
Career  899 (25th)

Saves s c a p y
1968 AL  11 (7th)
1969 AL  17 (3rd)
1970 AL  20 (7th)
1971 AL  16 (6th)
1972 AL  35 (1st)
1973 AL  27 (2nd)
1974 AL  15 (6th)
1976 AL  23 (1st)
1977 AL  26 (2nd)
1979 AL  13 (10th)
Career  238 (35th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1977 AL  10 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1969 AL  44 (3rd)
1970 AL  40 (7th)
1971 AL  36 (5th)
1972 AL  56 (1st)
1973 AL  45 (3rd)
1974 AL  59 (3rd)
1975 AL  37 (6th)
1976 AL  58 (3rd)
1977 AL  60 (1st)
1979 AL  53 (3rd)
Career  634 (13th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Career  128 (45th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.19 (213th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1974 AL  22 (8th)
1977 AL  26 (7th)
Career  117 (191st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1974 AL  2.3 (8th)
1977 AL  2.7 (8th)
Career  12.5 (190th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
Career  84.01 (182nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.4 (3rd)
1974 AL  2.8 (10th)
1977 AL  4.0 (6th)
Career  14.3 (122nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 AL  1.9 (10th)
Career  8.8 (181st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
Career  9.1 (183rd)


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 - 7 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 43 (598), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 78 (151), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (377), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (31st), 23.8 career WAR/19.3 7yr-peak WAR/21.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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