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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #210. Carlos Zambrano… #211. Kent Tekulve… #212. Pud Galvin… #213. SPARKY LYLE… #214. Lew Burdette… #215. Ned Garver… #216. Bobby Shantz… 

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
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

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
1967 22 BOS AL 27 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .375 .625 76 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1968 23 BOS AL 49 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 -26 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 24 BOS AL 71 19 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .118 .167 .118 .284 -21 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 25 BOS AL 63 14 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .071 .000 .071 -79 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1971 26 BOS AL 50 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 452 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1972 27 NYY AL 59 24 21 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .190 .227 .238 .465 41 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 CYA-7,MVP-3
1973 ★ 28 NYY AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1974 29 NYY AL 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-25
1975 30 NYY AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 ★ 31 NYY AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 NYY AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1978 33 NYY AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 34 TEX AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 35 TOT MLB 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 35 TEX AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 35 PHI NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 36 PHI NL 48 7 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 154 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1982 37 TOT MLB 45 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 228 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 37 PHI NL 34 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 228 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 37 CHW AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 Yrs 899 89 78 8 15 2 0 0 4 1 0 5 26 .192 .241 .218 .459 31 17 0 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 16 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .192 .241 .218 .459 31 3 0 0 1 0 0
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 (7 yrs) 420 25 22 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .182 .217 .227 .445 34 5 0 0 2 0 0
BOS (5 yrs) 260 54 49 4 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 14 .163 .196 .184 .380 6 9 0 0 2 0 0
PHI (3 yrs) 92 10 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 .429 .556 .429 .984 177 3 0 0 1 0 0
TEX (2 yrs) 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (15 yrs) 807 79 71 6 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 24 .169 .203 .197 .400 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 92 10 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 .429 .556 .429 .984 177 3 0 0 1 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
1967 22 BOS AL 27 8 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1968 23 BOS AL 49 9 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -0 1
1969 24 BOS AL 71 19 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1970 25 BOS AL 63 14 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1971 26 BOS AL 50 4 2 -0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1972 27 NYY AL 59 24 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 $45,000 1 CYA-7,MVP-3
1973 ★ 28 NYY AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $70,000 1 AS
1974 29 NYY AL 66 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $87,500 1 MVP-25
1975 30 NYY AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $92,500 1
1976 ★ 31 NYY AL 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 AS,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 NYY AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $140,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1978 33 NYY AL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1979 34 TEX AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1980 35 TEX AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1980 35 PHI NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1981 36 PHI NL 48 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1982 37 PHI NL 34 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1982 37 CHW AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
16 Seasons 899 89 -6 -0 0 0 13 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .501 .500 0.8 0.4 7 $435,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYY (7 yrs) 420 25 -1 -0 0 0 5 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 0.3 3 $435,000
BOS (5 yrs) 260 54 -6 -0 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0
PHI (3 yrs) 92 10 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .504 .501 0.3 0.1 3
TEX (2 yrs) 116 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
CHW (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1976 31 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 31 NYY AL WS CIN L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 32 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS LAD W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 33 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 36 PHI NL NLDS MON L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (6 Series) 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1967 BOS AL 22 P 27 0 0 43.1 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.45 0.26 .957 1.95 1.96 1 0 0% 41% 1
1968 BOS AL 23 P 49 0 0 65.2 14 5 6 3 0 .786 1.51 0.22 .957 1.89 1.88 0 0 1
1969 BOS AL 24 P 71 0 0 102.2 25 3 19 3 3 .880 1.93 0.31 .951 1.88 1.88 2 4 67% 36% 1
1970 BOS AL 25 P 63 0 0 67.1 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.07 0.13 .951 1.86 1.85 2 0 0% 40% 0
1971 BOS AL 26 P 50 0 0 52.1 12 2 10 0 1 1.000 2.06 0.24 .958 1.98 1.97 0 1 100% 39% 0
1972 NYY AL 27 P 59 0 0 107.2 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.25 .950 1.86 1.85 0 0 0 CYA-7,MVP-3
1973 NYY AL 28 P 51 0 0 82.1 17 2 13 2 0 .882 1.64 0.29 .951 1.86 1.85 3 2 40% 38% 1 AS
1974 NYY AL 29 P 66 0 0 114.0 15 3 11 1 2 .933 1.11 0.21 .947 1.81 1.80 1 1 50% 38% 0 MVP-25
1975 NYY AL 30 P 49 0 0 89.1 22 2 16 4 1 .818 1.81 0.37 .940 1.87 1.86 3 4 57% 38% 1
1976 NYY AL 31 P 64 0 0 103.2 16 3 11 2 1 .875 1.22 0.22 .950 1.87 1.88 6 2 25% 34% 0 AS,MVP-22
1977 NYY AL 32 P 72 0 0 137.0 26 2 22 2 0 .923 1.58 0.33 .948 1.95 1.93 7 7 50% 39% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1978 NYY AL 33 P 59 0 0 111.2 28 9 18 1 3 .964 2.18 0.46 .954 1.90 1.88 4 6 60% 38% 0
1979 TEX AL 34 P 67 0 0 95.0 15 2 11 2 0 .867 1.23 0.19 .949 1.92 1.89 1 3 75% 36% 1
1980 TOT MLB 35 P 59 0 0 94.2 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.24 .957 1.86 1.86 5 4 44% 34% 0
1980 TEX AL 35 P 49 0 0 80.2 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.56 0.29 .957 1.85 1.85 4 3 43% 35% 0
1980 PHI NL 35 P 10 0 0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.91 1 1 50% 31% 0
1981 PHI NL 36 P 48 0 0 75.0 23 6 17 0 0 1.000 2.76 0.48 .959 1.97 1.98 8 3 27% 33% 4
1982 TOT MLB 37 P 45 0 0 48.2 16 4 11 1 1 .938 2.77 0.33 .953 1.92 1.93 2 2 50% 34% 1
1982 PHI NL 37 P 34 0 0 36.2 14 3 10 1 1 .929 3.19 0.38 .952 1.96 1.97 1 1 50% 32% 1
1982 CHW AL 37 P 11 0 0 12.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.18 .960 1.80 1.80 1 1 50% 36% 0
16 Seasons P 899 0 0 1390.1 273 54 198 21 12 .923 1.63 0.28 .952 1.89 1.89 45 39 46% 36% 12
16 Seasons TOT 899 0 0 1390.1 273 54 198 21 12 .923 1.63 0.28 .952 1.89 1.89 45 39 46% 36% 12
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
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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)

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 (192nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1974 AL  2.3 (8th)
1977 AL  2.7 (8th)
Career  12.5 (191st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
Career  84.01 (185th)

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 (182nd)

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

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1969 AL  71 (3rd)
1973 AL  51 (5th)
1974 AL  66 (4th)
1976 AL  64 (4th)
1977 AL  72 (1st)
1978 AL  59 (5th)
1979 AL  67 (4th)
Career  899 (25th)

                                         

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 (599), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 78 (151), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (378), 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

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
1965 20 Boston Red Sox $3,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 27 New York Yankees $45,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 28 New York Yankees $70,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 1975 TSN Guide: $80,000, 4/7/73 TSN: $75,000
1974 29 New York Yankees $87,500 ? 1975 TSN Guide Signed on last day of '74 season
1975 30 New York Yankees $92,500 ? 1975 TSN Guide Signed on last day of '74 season
1977 32 New York Yankees $140,000 ? 11/19/77 TSN; Steinbrenner's Yankees 99
Career to date (may be incomplete)$438,000
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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