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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)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Yankees/Angels 1987-1999
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: August 8, 1999 (Age 33)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #321. Bobby Shantz… #322. Bill Lee… #323. Floyd Bannister… #324. JACK MCDOWELL… #325. Charles Nagy… #326. Earl Moore… #327. Guy Bush… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1987 21 CHW AL 3 0 1.000 1.93 3.12 4 4 0 0 0 0 28.0 16 6 6 1 6 0 15 2 0 0 103 242 0.786 5.1 0.3 1.9 4.8 2.50
1988 22 CHW AL 5 10 .333 3.97 4.11 26 26 0 1 0 0 158.2 147 85 70 12 68 5 84 7 1 11 687 100 1.355 8.3 0.7 3.9 4.8 1.24
1990 24 CHW AL 14 9 .609 3.82 3.70 33 33 0 4 0 0 205.0 189 93 87 20 77 0 165 7 1 7 866 101 1.298 8.3 0.9 3.4 7.2 2.14
1991 25 CHW AL 17 10 .630 3.41 3.34 35 35 0 15 3 0 253.2 212 97 96 19 82 2 191 4 1 10 1028 117 1.159 7.5 0.7 2.9 6.8 2.33 AS,CYA-9
1992 26 CHW AL 20 10 .667 3.18 3.41 34 34 0 13 1 0 260.2 247 95 92 21 75 9 178 7 0 6 1079 122 1.235 8.5 0.7 2.6 6.1 2.37 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
1993 27 CHW AL 22 10 .688 3.37 3.61 34 34 0 10 4 0 256.2 261 104 96 20 69 6 158 3 1 8 1067 125 1.286 9.2 0.7 2.4 5.5 2.29 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1994 28 CHW AL 10 9 .526 3.73 3.37 25 25 0 6 2 0 181.0 186 82 75 12 42 2 127 5 0 4 755 125 1.260 9.2 0.6 2.1 6.3 3.02
1995 29 NYY AL 15 10 .600 3.93 4.30 30 30 0 8 2 0 217.2 211 106 95 25 78 1 157 5 1 9 927 118 1.328 8.7 1.0 3.2 6.5 2.01
1996 30 CLE AL 13 9 .591 5.11 4.30 30 30 0 5 1 0 192.0 214 119 109 22 67 2 141 4 0 5 846 95 1.464 10.0 1.0 3.1 6.6 2.10
1997 31 CLE AL 3 3 .500 5.09 4.56 8 6 0 0 0 0 40.2 44 25 23 6 18 1 38 1 0 1 181 92 1.525 9.7 1.3 4.0 8.4 2.11
1998 32 ANA AL 5 3 .625 5.09 4.63 14 14 0 0 0 0 76.0 96 45 43 11 19 1 45 1 0 2 334 94 1.513 11.4 1.3 2.3 5.3 2.37
1999 33 ANA AL 0 4 .000 8.05 5.71 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.0 31 17 17 4 5 0 12 2 0 0 93 61 1.895 14.7 1.9 2.4 5.7 2.40
12 Yrs 127 87 .593 3.85 3.80 277 275 0 62 13 0 1889.0 1854 874 809 173 606 29 1311 48 5 63 7966 111 1.302 8.8 0.8 2.9 6.2 2.16
162 Game Avg. 16 11 .593 3.85 3.80 34 34 0 8 2 0 233 228 108 100 21 75 4 162 6 1 8 981 111 1.302 8.8 0.8 2.9 6.2 2.16
CHW (7 yrs) 91 58 .611 3.50 3.55 191 191 0 49 10 0 1343.2 1258 562 522 105 419 24 918 35 4 46 5585 117 1.248 8.4 0.7 2.8 6.1 2.19
ANA (2 yrs) 5 7 .417 5.68 4.84 18 18 0 0 0 0 95.0 127 62 60 15 24 1 57 3 0 2 427 84 1.589 12.0 1.4 2.3 5.4 2.38
CLE (2 yrs) 16 12 .571 5.11 4.35 38 36 0 5 1 0 232.2 258 144 132 28 85 3 179 5 0 6 1027 95 1.474 10.0 1.1 3.3 6.9 2.11
NYY (1 yr) 15 10 .600 3.93 4.30 30 30 0 8 2 0 217.2 211 106 95 25 78 1 157 5 1 9 927 118 1.328 8.7 1.0 3.2 6.5 2.01

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
1987 21 CHW AL 28.0 4 4 6 1.93 4.92 0.55 0.17 101.1 4.60 8 0.9 -0.0 1.1 11 .726 .506
1988 22 CHW AL 158.2 26 26 85 4.82 4.46 0.03 0.15 100.0 4.57 -5 -0.5 -0.1 0.9 10 .481 .497 $62,500
1990 24 CHW AL 205.0 33 33 93 4.08 4.31 0.39 0.15 98.8 4.02 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 18 .498 .500 $125,000
1991 25 CHW AL 253.2 35 35 97 3.44 4.43 0.37 0.16 97.1 4.10 19 2.0 -0.2 4.3 44 .558 .513 $175,000 AS,CYA-9
1992 26 CHW AL 260.2 34 34 95 3.28 4.28 0.23 0.15 99.3 4.17 25 2.9 -0.2 5.3 52 .584 .518 $1,600,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
1993 27 CHW AL 256.2 34 34 104 3.65 4.57 0.39 0.16 97.3 4.23 18 1.9 -0.1 4.3 45 .555 .512 $4,000,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1994 28 CHW AL 181.0 25 25 82 4.08 5.16 0.12 0.18 99.5 5.20 22 2.1 -0.1 3.8 44 .586 .513 $5,300,000
1995 29 NYY AL 217.2 30 30 106 4.38 5.19 0.06 0.20 97.4 5.19 20 2.0 -0.2 4.1 45 .566 .512 $5,400,000
1996 30 CLE AL 192.0 30 30 119 5.58 5.33 -0.08 0.20 98.5 5.54 -4 -0.3 -0.1 1.5 23 .488 .498 $4,800,000
1997 31 CLE AL 40.2 8 6 25 5.53 4.71 0.04 0.10 104.7 4.99 -3 -0.2 1.5 -0.0 0.1 2 .469 .498 $4,800,000
1998 32 ANA AL 76.0 14 14 45 5.33 5.03 -0.45 0.18 101.7 5.76 4 0.4 -0.0 1.1 12 .525 .502 $1,500,000
1999 33 ANA AL 19.0 4 4 17 8.05 5.19 0.54 0.20 99.0 4.81 -7 -0.6 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .360 .497 $500,000
12 Seasons 1889.0 277 275 874 4.16 4.71 0.19 0.17 98.7 4.63 97 10.4 1.5 -1.2 28.1 302 .538 .507 $28,262,500
CHW (7 yrs) 1343.2 191 191 562 3.76 4.52 0.28 0.16 98.6 4.34 87 9.2 -0.8 21.7 224 .548 .509 $11,262,500
ANA (2 yrs) 95.0 18 18 62 5.87 5.06 -0.26 0.19 101.1 5.57 -3 -0.2 -0.1 0.7 8 .489 .501 $2,000,000
CLE (2 yrs) 232.2 38 36 144 5.57 5.23 -0.06 0.18 99.6 5.44 -6 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 1.6 25 .484 .498 $9,600,000
NYY (1 yr) 217.2 30 30 106 4.38 5.19 0.06 0.20 97.4 5.19 20 2.0 -0.2 4.1 45 .566 .512 $5,400,000

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
1993 27 CHW AL ALCS L TOR 0 2 .000 10.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 18 10 10 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 50 2.556 18.0 1.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
1995 29 NYY AL ALDS L SEA 0 2 .000 9.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 8 7 7 1 4 1 6 1 0 1 32 1.714 10.3 1.3 5.1 7.7 1.50
1996 30 CLE AL ALDS L BAL 0 0 6.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 4 4 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 25 1.235 9.5 1.6 1.6 7.9 5.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 4 .000 8.72 5 4 1 0 0 0 21.2 32 21 21 3 10 1 16 2 0 2 107 1.938 13.3 1.2 4.2 6.6 1.60
2 ALDS 0 2 .000 7.82 3 2 1 0 0 0 12.2 14 11 11 2 5 1 11 2 0 1 57 1.500 9.9 1.4 3.6 7.8 2.20
1 ALCS 0 2 .000 10.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 18 10 10 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 50 2.556 18.0 1.0 5.0 5.0 1.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1987 21 CHW AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1988 22 CHW AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 24 CHW AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 25 CHW AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9
1992 26 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
1993 27 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1994 28 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 29 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 30 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 31 CLE AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1998 32 ANA AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 33 ANA AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 277 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (7 yrs) 191 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANA (2 yrs) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (2 yrs) 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1987 21 CHW AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1988 22 CHW AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $62,500 1
1990 24 CHW AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 1
1991 25 CHW AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $175,000 1 AS,CYA-9
1992 26 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,600,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
1993 27 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1994 28 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,300,000 1
1995 29 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,400,000 1
1996 30 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $4,800,000 1
1997 31 CLE AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,800,000 /1
1998 32 ANA AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
1999 33 ANA AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000 /1
12 Seasons 277 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $28,262,500
CHW (7 yrs) 191 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $11,262,500
ANA (2 yrs) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000,000
CLE (2 yrs) 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $9,600,000
NYY (1 yr) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,400,000

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
1993 27 CHW AL ALCS TOR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 29 NYY AL ALDS SEA L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 30 CLE AL ALDS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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.
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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
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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1992 AL  5.3 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1992 AL  3.18 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1991 AL  17 (8th)
1992 AL  20 (3rd)
1993 AL  22 (1st)
1995 AL  15 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1992 AL  .667 (5th)
1993 AL  .688 (9th)
Career  .593 (139th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1991 AL  1.159 (9th)
1994 AL  1.260 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1991 AL  7.522 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1993 AL  2.420 (7th)
1994 AL  2.088 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1990 AL  7.244 (9th)
1991 AL  6.777 (7th)
1992 AL  6.146 (10th)
Career  6.246 (213th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1991 AL  253.7 (2nd)
1992 AL  260.7 (3rd)
1993 AL  256.7 (2nd)
1994 AL  181.0 (2nd)
1995 AL  217.7 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1991 AL  191 (4th)
1992 AL  178 (5th)
1994 AL  127 (7th)
1995 AL  157 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1990 AL  33 (8th)
1991 AL  35 (1st)
1992 AL  34 (7th)
1993 AL  34 (6th)
1994 AL  25 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1991 AL  15 (1st)
1992 AL  13 (1st)
1993 AL  10 (3rd)
1994 AL  6 (4th)
1995 AL  8 (1st)
1996 AL  5 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1991 AL  3 (2nd)
1993 AL  4 (1st)
1994 AL  2 (7th)
1995 AL  2 (3rd)
1996 AL  1 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1995 AL  25 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1992 AL  247 (4th)
1993 AL  261 (2nd)
1994 AL  186 (3rd)
1995 AL  211 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1990 AL  2.143 (10th)
1991 AL  2.329 (10th)
1992 AL  2.373 (8th)
1994 AL  3.024 (1st)
Career  2.163 (217th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1994 AL  0.597 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1991 AL  96 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1988 AL  11 (8th)
1991 AL  10 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1990 AL  7 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1991 AL  1,028 (3rd)
1992 AL  1,079 (2nd)
1993 AL  1,067 (2nd)
1994 AL  755 (4th)
1995 AL  927 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1992 AL  122 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1991 AL  3.34 (9th)
1993 AL  3.61 (6th)
1994 AL  3.37 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1992 AL  24 (9th)
Career  97 (248th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1992 AL  2.5 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1991 AL  26.92 (8th)
1992 AL  28.69 (6th)
1993 AL  30.60 (8th)
1994 AL  25.15 (9th)
Career  124.54 (111th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1991 AL  3.1 (10th)
1993 AL  3.3 (8th)
1994 AL  2.8 (7th)
Career  15.6 (108th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1991 AL  2.7 (8th)
1993 AL  2.6 (9th)
1994 AL  2.5 (6th)
Career  9.6 (161st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1991 AL  2.9 (7th)
1992 AL  3.1 (7th)
1993 AL  3.2 (8th)
1994 AL  2.5 (10th)
Career  13.1 (114th)

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)


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 - 13 (176), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 85 (281), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 36 (385), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (372), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (311th), 28.2 career WAR/25.3 7yr-peak WAR/26.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198822Chicago White Sox$62,500USA Today, 4/1/88
199024Chicago White Sox$125,00011/21/90 NYT
199125Chicago White Sox$175,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1
199226Chicago White Sox$1,600,0004/2/92 USA TodayArbitration loss; $2,300,000 request
199327Chicago White Sox$4,000,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Arbitration win; $3,150,000 offer
199428Chicago White Sox$5,300,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Arbitration loss; $6,500,000 request
199529New York Yankees$5,400,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199630Cleveland Indians$4,800,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199731Cleveland Indians$4,800,0001997 AP survey
199832Anaheim Angels$1,500,00011/23/98 USA TodayIncludes $500,000 earned bonus
199933Anaheim Angels$500,0004/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,262,500
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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