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Jack McDowell

Jack Burns McDowell (Black Jack)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 16, 1966 in Van Nuys, CA
High School: Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed July 29, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1987 (Age 21.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Yankees/Angels 1987-1999
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: August 8, 1999 (Age 33.204)
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Standard Fielding

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
1987 CHW AL 21 P 4 4 0 28.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.75 .954 1.83 1.82 0 0 2
1988 CHW AL 22 P 26 26 1 158.2 33 12 16 5 1 .848 1.59 1.08 .961 1.78 1.77 16 3 16% 31% 0
1990 CHW AL 24 P 33 33 4 205.0 38 17 20 1 3 .974 1.62 1.12 .953 1.78 1.76 23 11 32% 34% 3
1991 CHW AL 25 P 35 35 15 253.2 51 19 32 0 1 1.000 1.81 1.46 .956 1.80 1.80 22 10 31% 34% 5 AS,CYA-9
1992 CHW AL 26 P 34 34 13 260.2 45 16 27 2 3 .956 1.48 1.26 .953 1.72 1.71 29 16 36% 34% 4 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
1993 CHW AL 27 P 34 34 10 256.2 69 23 43 3 2 .957 2.31 1.94 .953 1.79 1.78 10 15 60% 36% 6 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1994 CHW AL 28 P 25 25 6 181.0 31 8 23 0 0 1.000 1.54 1.24 .956 1.72 1.71 18 5 22% 31% 3
1995 NYY AL 29 P 30 30 8 217.2 45 17 27 1 1 .978 1.82 1.47 .960 1.79 1.77 25 11 31% 31% 7
1996 CLE AL 30 P 30 30 5 192.0 48 20 27 1 0 .979 2.20 1.57 .960 1.77 1.76 22 6 21% 30% 3
1997 CLE AL 31 P 8 6 0 40.2 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.99 1.13 .956 1.70 1.69 4 1 20% 33% 0
1998 ANA AL 32 P 14 14 0 76.0 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.78 1.07 .958 1.78 1.76 7 5 42% 31% 2
1999 ANA AL 33 P 4 4 0 19.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 2.84 1.50 .952 1.71 1.65 0 0 0
12 Seasons P 277 275 62 1889.0 397 139 245 13 12 .967 1.83 1.39 .956 1.77 1.76 176 83 32% 33% 35
12 Seasons TOT 277 275 62 1889.0 397 139 245 13 12 .967 1.83 1.39 .956 1.77 1.76 176 83 32% 33% 35
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1987 CHW AL 21 P
1988 CHW AL 22 P
1990 CHW AL 24 P
1991 CHW AL 25 P
1992 CHW AL 26 P
1993 CHW AL 27 P
1994 CHW AL 28 P
1995 NYY AL 29 P
1996 CLE AL 30 P
1997 CLE AL 31 P
1998 ANA AL 32 P
1999 ANA AL 33 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1987 CHW AL 21 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CHW AL 22 26 26 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CHW AL 24 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CHW AL 25 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CHW AL 26 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 27 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 CHW AL 28 25 25 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 NYY AL 29 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CLE AL 30 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CLE AL 31 8 6 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 ANA AL 32 14 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 ANA AL 33 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 277 275 0 277 277 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1987 CHW AL 21 103 81% 33% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CHW AL 22 687 82% 35% 19 89% 0 12 1 10 15 12 1 5 0 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 8 100%
1990 CHW AL 24 865 76% 27% 20 90% 1 18 3 13 21 11 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 4 75%
1991 CHW AL 25 1028 78% 27% 27 100% 1 19 2 16 33 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1992 CHW AL 26 1079 81% 27% 21 95% 1 16 0 14 27 12 3 2 0 0 2 1 3 3 3 0 7 86%
1993 CHW AL 27 1067 83% 34% 35 89% 3 23 2 19 42 24 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 7 86%
1994 CHW AL 28 755 81% 32% 23 96% 2 8 2 6 23 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 100%
1995 NYY AL 29 927 79% 31% 27 74% 0 18 1 13 27 18 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7 86%
1996 CLE AL 30 846 79% 30% 33 88% 0 19 2 14 28 24 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 86%
1997 CLE AL 31 181 72% 27% 8 88% 0 3 1 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1998 ANA AL 32 334 85% 33% 13 85% 0 3 0 1 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1999 ANA AL 33 93 80% 35% 6 100% 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
12 Seasons 7965 80% 30% 236 90% 8 140 14 109 247 158 11 13 1 1 11 3 12 9 10 2 59 90%
MLB Averages 79% 32% 90% 85%



* - 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
2005 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1992 AL (19, 1%)
1993 AL (9, 13%)
0.14 Career Shares (844th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1991 AL (9, 2%)
1992 AL (2, 36%)
1993 AL (1, 89%)
1 Cy Young
1.27 Career Shares (41st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1993 Aug 22nd AL Player of the Week
1995 Aug 13th AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1993 AL  43 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1988 AL  5 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1993 AL  1.94 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1991 AL  1.000 (1st)
1994 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1994 AL  $5,300,000 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1987 AL  born 1966-01-16 (7th)

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Name and misspellings: Black Jack Burns jach Jack jakie joe McDowell

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