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Sam McDowell

Samuel Edward McDowell (Sudden Sam)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Central Catholic HS (Cleveland, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1961 (Age 18.359, 9,512th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Yankees/Pirates 1961-1975

Final Game: June 24, 1975 (Age 32.276)
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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
1961 18 CLE AL 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 27 3.36 1.263 4.3 0.0 7.1 7.1 1.00
1962 19 CLE AL 3 7 .300 6.06 25 13 5 0 0 1 87.2 81 64 59 9 70 1 70 4 0 5 410 64 4.89 1.722 8.3 0.9 7.2 7.2 1.00
1963 20 CLE AL 3 5 .375 4.85 14 12 0 3 1 0 65.0 63 37 35 6 44 0 63 0 0 7 292 75 3.77 1.646 8.7 0.8 6.1 8.7 1.43
1964 21 CLE AL 11 6 .647 2.70 31 24 3 6 2 1 173.1 148 60 52 8 100 6 177 3 2 11 760 135 2.95 1.431 7.7 0.4 5.2 9.2 1.77
1965 ★ 22 CLE AL 17 11 .607 2.18 42 35 5 14 3 4 273.0 178 80 66 9 132 7 325 6 0 17 1116 161 2.08 1.136 5.9 0.3 4.4 10.7 2.46 AS,MVP-17
1966 ★ 23 CLE AL 9 8 .529 2.87 35 28 5 8 5 3 194.1 130 66 62 12 102 3 225 6 1 5 806 120 2.71 1.194 6.0 0.6 4.7 10.4 2.21 AS
1967 24 CLE AL 13 15 .464 3.85 37 37 0 10 1 0 236.1 201 112 101 21 123 3 236 7 0 18 1014 86 3.35 1.371 7.7 0.8 4.7 9.0 1.92
1968 ★ 25 CLE AL 15 14 .517 1.81 38 37 0 11 3 0 269.0 181 78 54 13 110 9 283 10 1 7 1098 165 2.25 1.082 6.1 0.4 3.7 9.5 2.57 AS
1969 ★ 26 CLE AL 18 14 .563 2.94 39 38 1 18 4 1 285.0 222 111 93 13 102 9 279 7 1 14 1166 127 2.29 1.137 7.0 0.4 3.2 8.8 2.74 AS
1970 ★ 27 CLE AL 20 12 .625 2.92 39 39 2 19 1 0 305.0 236 108 99 25 131 10 304 7 0 17 1257 134 3.07 1.203 7.0 0.7 3.9 9.0 2.32 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1971 ★ 28 CLE AL 13 17 .433 3.40 35 31 3 8 2 1 214.2 160 89 81 22 153 13 192 3 0 13 943 113 4.17 1.458 6.7 0.9 6.4 8.0 1.25 AS
1972 29 SFG NL 10 8 .556 4.33 28 25 1 4 0 0 164.1 155 86 79 12 86 6 122 6 0 11 718 81 3.54 1.467 8.5 0.7 4.7 6.7 1.42
1973 30 TOT MLB 6 10 .375 4.11 34 18 7 2 1 3 135.2 118 70 62 8 93 2 110 0 0 11 607 91 3.77 1.555 7.8 0.5 6.2 7.3 1.18
1973 30 SFG NL 1 2 .333 4.50 18 3 6 0 0 3 40.0 45 23 20 4 29 0 35 0 0 5 190 86 4.29 1.850 10.1 0.9 6.5 7.9 1.21
1973 30 NYY AL 5 8 .385 3.95 16 15 1 2 1 0 95.2 73 47 42 4 64 2 75 0 0 6 417 93 3.55 1.432 6.9 0.4 6.0 7.1 1.17
1974 31 NYY AL 1 6 .143 4.69 13 7 3 0 0 0 48.0 42 27 25 6 41 2 33 0 0 3 224 76 5.39 1.729 7.9 1.1 7.7 6.2 0.80
1975 32 PIT NL 2 1 .667 2.86 14 1 4 0 0 0 34.2 30 11 11 0 20 3 29 0 2 1 149 125 2.64 1.442 7.8 0.0 5.2 7.5 1.45
15 Yrs 141 134 .513 3.17 425 346 39 103 23 14 2492.1 1948 999 879 164 1312 74 2453 59 7 140 10587 112 3.06 1.308 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.87
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .513 3.17 37 31 3 9 2 1 220 172 88 78 14 116 7 216 5 1 12 934 112 3.06 1.308 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.87
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
CLE (11 yrs) 122 109 .528 2.99 336 295 24 97 22 11 2109.2 1603 805 702 138 1072 61 2159 53 5 114 8889 119 2.93 1.268 6.8 0.6 4.6 9.2 2.01
SFG (2 yrs) 11 10 .524 4.36 46 28 7 4 0 3 204.1 200 109 99 16 115 6 157 6 0 16 908 82 3.69 1.542 8.8 0.7 5.1 6.9 1.37
NYY (2 yrs) 6 14 .300 4.20 29 22 4 2 1 0 143.2 115 74 67 10 105 4 108 0 0 9 641 87 4.16 1.531 7.2 0.6 6.6 6.8 1.03
PIT (1 yr) 2 1 .667 2.86 14 1 4 0 0 0 34.2 30 11 11 0 20 3 29 0 2 1 149 125 2.64 1.442 7.8 0.0 5.2 7.5 1.45
AL (13 yrs) 128 123 .510 3.07 365 317 28 99 23 11 2253.1 1718 879 769 148 1177 65 2267 53 5 123 9530 116 3.01 1.285 6.9 0.6 4.7 9.1 1.93
NL (3 yrs) 13 11 .542 4.14 60 29 11 4 0 3 239.0 230 120 110 16 135 9 186 6 2 17 1057 86 3.54 1.527 8.7 0.6 5.1 7.0 1.38
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
1961 18 CLE AL 6.1 1 1 0 0.00 4.17 0.07 0.07 96.0 4.00 3 0.3 -0.0 0.4 3 .839 .502
1962 19 CLE AL 87.2 25 13 64 6.57 4.56 0.18 0.00 97.5 4.27 -21 -2.1 1.3 -0.2 -1.5 -15 .417 .487
1963 20 CLE AL 65.0 14 12 37 5.12 4.11 -0.07 0.06 101.4 4.29 -5 -0.6 .5 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .460 .497
1964 21 CLE AL 173.1 31 24 60 3.12 4.04 -0.30 0.06 99.2 4.37 27 3.2 2.4 0.0 4.7 37 .604 .520
1965 ★ 22 CLE AL 273.0 42 35 80 2.64 3.91 -0.06 0.06 102.1 4.12 45 5.7 3.3 0.2 8.1 65 .635 .535 AS,MVP-17
1966 ★ 23 CLE AL 194.1 35 28 66 3.06 4.03 -0.04 0.06 100.0 4.13 26 3.2 1.7 -0.0 4.9 38 .591 .520 $24,000 AS
1967 24 CLE AL 236.1 37 37 112 4.27 3.76 -0.10 0.07 101.0 3.97 -4 -0.5 -0.1 1.5 9 .486 .497 $20,000
1968 ★ 25 CLE AL 269.0 38 37 78 2.61 3.45 0.21 0.05 99.5 3.28 23 3.1 .8 -0.2 5.4 39 .581 .519 AS
1969 ★ 26 CLE AL 285.0 39 38 111 3.51 4.13 -0.26 0.07 102.2 4.55 35 4.1 1.5 -0.1 6.6 57 .606 .526 $55,000 AS
1970 ★ 27 CLE AL 305.0 39 39 108 3.19 4.26 0.04 0.07 104.7 4.50 47 5.6 -0.1 8.3 71 .644 .535 $65,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1971 ★ 28 CLE AL 214.2 35 31 89 3.73 3.94 -0.07 0.05 109.4 4.44 17 2.0 1.7 -0.1 4.0 34 .558 .512 $72,000 AS
1972 29 SFG NL 164.1 28 25 86 4.71 3.89 -0.02 0.05 100.4 3.98 -16 -1.7 1.8 -0.1 -0.4 -1 .439 .489 $75,000
1973 30 SFG NL 40.0 18 3 23 5.18 4.23 -0.05 -0.16 109.3 4.50 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 -0.1 0 .482 .498
1973 30 NYY AL 95.2 16 15 47 4.42 4.34 0.08 0.12 94.7 4.15 -4 -0.4 .4 -0.1 0.5 6 .475 .498 $75,000
1974 31 NYY AL 48.0 13 7 27 5.06 4.11 0.13 -0.03 101.4 4.02 -6 -0.6 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .454 .496 $67,500
1975 32 PIT NL 34.2 14 1 11 2.86 4.25 0.19 -0.28 99.5 3.77 3 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.7 6 .526 .502
15 Seasons 2492.1 425 346 999 3.61 3.99 -0.04 0.05 101.8 4.16 166 21.5 1.5 -0.9 42.9 349 .551 .513 $453,500
CLE (11 yrs) 2109.2 336 295 805 3.43 3.97 -0.05 0.06 102.1 4.17 191 24.1 1.9 -0.6 42.3 338 .572 .517 $236,000
SFG (2 yrs) 204.1 46 28 109 4.80 3.96 -0.03 0.01 102.2 4.08 -19 -2.0 1.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0 .456 .493 $75,000
NYY (2 yrs) 143.2 29 22 74 4.64 4.26 0.09 0.07 97.0 4.11 -9 -1.0 .4 -0.1 0.4 5 .466 .497 $142,500
PIT (1 yr) 34.2 14 1 11 2.86 4.25 0.19 -0.28 99.5 3.77 3 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.7 6 .526 .502

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
1965 CLE AL 22 0 0 1 .000 4.50 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
1966 CLE AL 23
1968 CLE AL 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 27.0
1969 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
1970 CLE AL 27 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 13 1.333 3.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1971 CLE AL 28
6 Yrs (4 GP) 0 0 1 .000 1.13 0 0 0 0 8.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 12 0 0 0 32 1.125 5.6 0.0 4.5 13.5 3.00

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
1961 18 CLE AL 1 27 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 .136 .296 .136 .433 .176 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 19 CLE AL 25 409 332 64 81 15 4 9 2 1 70 70 .244 .380 .395 .774 .282 131 10 4 1 2 1 6
1963 20 CLE AL 14 292 246 37 63 4 0 6 0 1 44 63 .256 .368 .346 .713 .320 85 9 0 1 1 0 1
1964 21 CLE AL 31 761 645 60 148 25 0 8 4 2 100 177 .229 .334 .305 .639 .302 197 14 3 8 4 6 8
1965 22 CLE AL 42 1116 963 80 178 30 0 9 4 9 132 325 .185 .286 .244 .531 .268 235 23 6 13 2 7 18
1966 23 CLE AL 2 35 806 690 66 130 26 2 12 5 5 102 225 .188 .297 .284 .581 .259 196 16 6 5 3 3 12
1967 24 CLE AL 37 1014 864 112 201 24 2 21 6 13 123 236 .233 .331 .338 .669 .293 292 22 7 13 7 3 10
1968 25 CLE AL 38 1099 959 78 181 24 4 13 9 5 110 283 .189 .278 .263 .541 .253 252 16 10 17 2 9 26
1969 26 CLE AL 39 1166 1040 111 222 32 8 13 14 11 102 279 .213 .286 .297 .583 .277 309 24 7 10 7 9 23
1970 27 CLE AL 39 1258 1107 108 236 31 6 25 2 11 131 304 .213 .299 .320 .619 .270 354 23 7 8 4 10 16
1971 28 CLE AL 35 943 773 89 160 26 2 22 3 8 153 192 .207 .338 .331 .670 .245 256 21 3 9 5 13 13
1972 29 SFG NL 28 718 613 86 155 23 7 12 2 10 86 122 .253 .348 .372 .720 .295 228 14 6 8 5 6 8
1973 30 NYY AL 16 417 345 47 73 11 2 4 2 3 64 75 .212 .332 .290 .622 .256 100 6 0 4 4 2 3
1973 30 SFG NL 18 190 158 23 45 5 2 4 2 2 29 35 .285 .392 .418 .809 .339 66 2 0 1 2 0 1
1973 30 TOT MLB 34 607 503 70 118 16 4 8 4 5 93 110 .235 .350 .330 .681 .281 166 8 0 5 6 2 4
1974 31 NYY AL 13 224 178 27 42 8 0 6 1 4 41 33 .236 .379 .382 .761 .259 68 5 0 5 0 2 5
1975 32 PIT NL 14 149 124 11 30 6 1 0 4 2 20 29 .242 .345 .306 .651 .313 38 3 0 4 1 3 2
15 Yrs 2 425 10589 9059 999 1948 290 40 164 60 87 1312 2453 .215 .317 .310 .627 .275 2810 208 59 107 49 74 152
162 Game Avg. 0 37 934 799 88 172 26 4 14 5 8 116 216 .215 .317 .310 .627 .275 248 18 5 9 4 7 13
MLB Averages .250 .317 .372 .689 .277
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
1961 18 CLE AL 3.0 0.4 28 0.4 0.6 -0.3 1.21 0.2 0.1 2.9 0.4 0.93 1.9 0 0 0
1962 19 CLE AL -21.0 -2.0 426 -1.0 6.3 -7.3 .91 -1.2 0.1 -14.6 -1.4 1.02 -11.0 4 3 5
1963 20 CLE AL -7.6 -0.8 301 -0.2 4.7 -5.0 .97 -0.4 0.1 -3.8 -0.4 0.99 -3.4 0 0 2
1964 21 CLE AL 17.3 1.9 786 2.0 16.4 -14.4 1.23 0.2 1.4 15.4 1.7 1.00 3.8 3 3 1
1965 22 CLE AL 37.8 4.3 1157 5.8 24.8 -18.9 1.23 4.5 0.2 45.7 5.2 0.96 47.6 5 1 1
1966 23 CLE AL 14.3 1.6 826 3.1 17.5 -14.4 1.21 1.9 0.6 19.2 2.1 0.97 18.8 3 0 4
1967 24 CLE AL -12.5 -1.4 1059 -1.4 19.2 -20.6 1.15 -1.2 -0.1 -9.0 -1.0 1.00 -13.3 0 0 0
1968 25 CLE AL 28.2 3.4 1131 3.5 22.6 -19.1 1.18 2.5 0.5 23.5 2.8 0.97 22.2 0 1 0
1969 26 CLE AL 22.1 2.4 1213 3.1 22.5 -19.4 1.10 4.2 -1.4 19.8 2.1 0.95 35.5 0 1 0
1970 27 CLE AL 33.3 3.6 1304 4.1 26.3 -22.2 1.16 3.5 0.1 41.7 4.5 0.94 38.9 0 0 0
1971 28 CLE AL 10.0 1.1 970 0.4 18.6 -18.2 1.17 0.3 0.1 4.5 0.5 0.98 -0.0 3 1 0
1972 29 SFG NL -13.6 -1.4 740 -1.9 13.1 -15.0 1.12 -1.0 -0.7 -15.2 -1.6 1.00 -12.7 1 1 1
1973 30 TOT MLB -5.6 -0.6 630 0.3 10.2 -9.9 .98 -0.5 0.8 -5.2 -0.5 1.01 -5.9 4 4 8
1973 30 SFG NL -2.7 -0.3 198 0.1 3.2 -3.0 .89 -1.0 1.1 -5.7 -0.6 1.09 -9.2 4 4 7
1973 30 NYY AL -2.8 -0.3 432 0.2 7.1 -6.9 1.02 0.5 -0.3 0.5 0.1 0.98 3.3 0 0 1
1974 31 NYY AL -5.4 -0.6 233 -1.0 3.6 -4.6 .94 -1.2 0.1 -7.2 -0.7 1.06 -10.2 1 0 4
1975 32 PIT NL 3.5 0.4 160 0.3 1.9 -1.6 .77 -0.0 0.4 3.7 0.4 1.07 0.6 3 2 8
15 Yrs 103.8 12.4 10964 17.6 208.5 -190.9 1.13 11.8 3.7 121.4 14.1 0.98 112.8 27 17 34
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

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
1961 18 CLE AL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 1 100% 67.0 67 67 1 0 0 1 2.0 3.0 6.3
1962 19 CLE AL 25 13 1 7 5 0 0 3 10 .231 1 2 0 0 2 15% 42.4 68 28 30 10 2 4 4.3 2.7 4.8
1963 20 CLE AL 14 12 3 5 4 0 0 6 6 .500 1 0 3 1 4 33% 51.2 89 28 15 7 2 8 4.1 4.0 5.3
1964 21 CLE AL 31 24 9 6 9 1 3 14 9 .609 2 3 6 2 17 71% 57.5 82 26 17 1 10 4 3.9 3.7 6.7
1965 22 CLE AL 42 35 16 11 8 1 5 20 15 .571 1 3 14 3 26 74% 66.4 100 19 23 9 16 7 3.5 3.6 7.4
1966 23 CLE AL 35 28 9 8 11 1 3 15 13 .536 2 7 8 5 16 57% 61.9 94 20 20 8 17 6 3.5 2.6 6.6
1967 24 CLE AL 37 37 13 15 9 3 5 14 23 .378 2 3 10 1 17 46% 55.2 88 28 25 12 16 7 3.8 3.9 6.4
1968 25 CLE AL 38 37 15 14 8 1 9 20 17 .541 3 3 11 3 28 76% 66.1 98 27 25 8 17 5 2.8 2.7 7.2
1969 26 CLE AL 39 38 18 14 6 1 4 21 17 .553 1 4 18 4 25 66% 61.4 93 15 12 5 19 5 3.5 3.8 7.4
1970 27 CLE AL 39 39 20 12 7 3 5 24 15 .615 2 5 19 1 26 67% 62.6 91 12 11 6 21 3 4.1 4.1 7.8
1971 28 CLE AL 35 31 11 16 4 0 7 14 17 .452 0 3 8 2 22 71% 56.2 88 23 18 3 12 8 3.1 3.1 6.6
1972 29 SFG NL 28 25 10 8 7 3 0 14 11 .560 2 3 4 0 9 36% 49.8 81 21 22 7 11 7 5.0 5.1 6.4
1973 30 TOT MLB 34 18 6 9 3 0 5 7 11 .389 1 0 2 1 11 61% 51.3 76 22 24 7 5 5 3.6 4.2 6.1
1973 30 SFG NL 18 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 .667 0 0 0 0 2 67% 46.3 50 44 11 1 3 0 3.6 5.8 5.2
1973 30 NYY AL 16 15 5 8 2 0 4 5 10 .333 1 0 2 1 9 60% 52.3 76 22 13 6 2 5 3.5 4.0 6.3
1974 31 NYY AL 13 7 1 5 1 1 1 1 6 .143 0 0 0 0 2 29% 45.3 68 24 20 7 1 5 2.5 2.5 4.7
1975 32 PIT NL 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 46.0 46 46 6 0 0 1 9.0 12.6 5.0
15 Yrs 425 346 133 130 83 16 47 174 171 .504 19 36 103 23 206 60% 58 100 12 269 90 149 76 3.7 3.6 6.8
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 116 -14 4.1 4.0 6.5
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

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
1962 19 CLE AL 25 12 5 2 0 1 1 0 100% 3 2 15 2 13% 7 .911 4 3 5 4 0 8 9 3 9 1 9 0 6.4
1963 20 CLE AL 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 5 .973 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.0
1964 21 CLE AL 31 7 3 2 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 2 33% 9 1.228 3 3 1 1 3 3 5 2 3 3 3 0 5.3
1965 22 CLE AL 42 7 5 1 0 5 4 1 80% 5 0 9 1 11% 9 1.229 5 1 1 5 1 1 6 1 2 2 2 0 5.9
1966 23 CLE AL 35 7 5 0 0 3 3 0 100% 3 0 3 1 33% 7 1.213 3 0 4 3 0 4 2 5 3 1 3 3 4.0
1968 25 CLE AL 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.185 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1969 26 CLE AL 39 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 7 1.101 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0
1971 28 CLE AL 35 4 3 2 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 0 0 8 1.170 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 0 4 1 8.5
1972 29 SFG NL 28 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 7 2 29% 8 1.116 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 2 2 1 4.3
1973 30 TOT MLB 34 16 7 0 1 3 3 0 100% 5 2 13 3 23% .978 4 4 8 6 2 8 8 8 10 3 12 4 4.9
1973 30 SFG NL 18 15 6 0 1 3 3 0 100% 5 2 11 3 27% 8 .893 4 4 7 6 2 7 7 8 9 3 11 4 4.9
1973 30 NYY AL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 7 1.017 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5.0
1974 31 NYY AL 13 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 56% 6 .936 1 0 4 0 0 6 4 2 4 1 5 0 7.7
1975 32 PIT NL 14 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 4 31% 5 .771 3 2 8 0 3 10 6 7 10 3 11 0 6.8
12 Yrs 348 79 37 8 4 17 14 3 82% 21 4 77 20 26% 1.128 27 17 34 23 11 45 44 35 49 17 55 9 5.9

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%
1961 18 CLE AL 27 7% 0.0% 18.5% 18.5% 0.0% 0% 1.00 63% 7 0 0%
1962 19 CLE AL 409 28% 2.2% 17.1% 17.1% 6.9% 35% 1.35 62% 82 10 12%
1963 20 CLE AL 292 23% 2.1% 21.6% 15.1% 3.4% 16% 1.32 61% 68 9 13%
1964 21 CLE AL 761 23% 1.1% 23.3% 13.1% 4.3% 22% 1.17 61% 151 14 9%
1965 22 CLE AL 1116 18% 0.8% 29.1% 11.8% 3.5% 22% 1.57 57% 218 23 11%
1966 23 CLE AL 806 11% 1.5% 27.9% 12.7% 5.0% 31% 1.34 57% 171 16 9%
1967 24 CLE AL 1014 18% 2.1% 23.3% 12.1% 4.6% 23% 1.20 61% 219 22 10%
1968 25 CLE AL 1099 21% 1.2% 25.8% 10.0% 3.7% 23% 0.97 61% 223 16 7%
1969 26 CLE AL 1166 17% 1.1% 23.9% 8.8% 4.6% 24% 0.93 65% 217 24 11%
1970 27 CLE AL 1258 16% 2.0% 24.2% 10.4% 4.9% 26% 0.98 62% 232 23 10%
1971 28 CLE AL 943 12% 2.3% 20.4% 16.2% 5.3% 31% 1.11 60% 190 21 11%
1972 29 SFG NL 718 15% 1.7% 17.0% 12.0% 5.9% 27% 0.81 67% 165 14 8%
1973 30 TOT MLB 607 19% 1.3% 18.1% 15.3% 4.6% 24% 0.76 64% 145 8 6%
1973 30 SFG NL 190 38% 2.1% 18.4% 15.3% 5.8% 24% 0.82 64% 54 2 4%
1973 30 NYY AL 417 10% 1.0% 18.0% 15.4% 4.1% 23% 0.74 65% 91 6 7%
1974 31 NYY AL 224 22% 2.7% 14.7% 18.3% 6.3% 33% 1.02 62% 57 5 9%
1975 32 PIT NL 149 29% 0.0% 19.5% 13.4% 4.7% 23% 1.12 64% 29 3 10%
15 Yrs 10589 18% 1.6% 23.2% 12.4% 4.7% 25% 1.08 61% 2174 208 10%
MLB Averages 47% 2.1% 14.7% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.10 73% 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
1961 18 CLE AL 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 19 CLE AL 409 81 9 0 18 8 1 8 1 25 12 5 48% 6 5 2 162 2 1 67% 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 10 0
1963 20 CLE AL 292 63 6 0 9 6 0 3 3 16 11 2 69% 1 7 1 112 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1964 21 CLE AL 761 148 8 0 20 7 1 3 5 38 18 7 47% 8 11 5 325 4 2 67% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1965 22 CLE AL 1116 178 9 0 34 9 0 6 3 50 21 13 42% 18 17 12 410 4 9 31% 4 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 42 0
1966 23 CLE AL 804 130 12 0 19 12 0 9 3 32 13 12 41% 12 5 2 299 5 5 50% 5 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 15 2
1967 24 CLE AL 1014 201 21 0 27 19 2 15 6 51 24 12 47% 10 18 8 394 6 13 32% 5 11 1 1 0 1 0 0 45 0
1968 25 CLE AL 1099 181 13 0 21 12 1 8 5 50 19 21 38% 26 7 6 404 9 5 64% 7 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 24 0
1969 26 CLE AL 1166 222 13 1 23 12 1 5 8 57 28 15 49% 23 14 7 416 14 11 56% 11 11 2 0 1 0 2 2 35 0
1970 27 CLE AL 1258 236 25 0 33 18 7 16 9 56 23 17 41% 16 17 9 433 2 11 15% 2 8 0 2 0 1 5 2 40 0
1971 28 CLE AL 943 160 22 1 35 17 5 13 9 58 27 6 47% 13 13 1 359 3 8 27% 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 27 0
1972 29 SFG NL 718 155 12 1 17 10 2 3 9 34 19 7 56% 8 11 1 292 2 10 17% 2 6 0 2 0 0 2 2 19 0
1973 30 TOT MLB 607 118 8 1 17 6 2 4 4 30 17 6 57% 4 11 4 256 4 5 44% 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
1973 30 SFG NL 190 45 4 0 10 3 1 2 2 12 4 5 33% 1 5 1 88 2 2 50% 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1973 30 NYY AL 417 73 4 1 7 3 1 2 2 18 13 1 72% 3 6 3 168 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1974 31 NYY AL 224 42 6 0 10 5 1 5 1 12 3 1 25% 5 3 1 97 1 4 20% 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
1975 32 PIT NL 149 30 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 12 3 4 25% 2 1 1 60 4 2 67% 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0
15 Yrs 10587 1948 164 4 292 141 23 98 66 521 238 128 46% 152 140 61 4032 60 87 41% 50 70 9 10 1 5 19 9 334 2
MLB Averages 50% 63%
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+
1961 18 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 27 1.263 4.3 0.0 7.1 7.1 1.00
1962 19 3 7 .300 5.65 26 14 5 0 0 1 94.0 84 64 59 9 75 1 75 4 0 5 437 69 1.691 8.0 0.9 7.2 7.2 1.00 69
1963 20 6 12 .333 5.32 40 26 5 3 1 1 159.0 147 101 94 15 119 1 138 4 0 12 729 71 1.673 8.3 0.8 6.7 7.8 1.16 71
1964 21 17 18 .486 3.95 71 50 8 9 3 2 332.1 295 161 146 23 219 7 315 7 2 23 1489 94 1.547 8.0 0.6 5.9 8.5 1.44 94
1965 22 34 29 .540 3.15 113 85 13 23 6 6 605.1 473 241 212 32 351 14 640 13 2 40 2605 115 1.361 7.0 0.5 5.2 9.5 1.82 115
1966 23 43 37 .538 3.08 148 113 18 31 11 9 799.2 603 307 274 44 453 17 865 19 3 45 3411 116 1.321 6.8 0.5 5.1 9.7 1.91 116
1967 24 56 52 .519 3.26 185 150 18 41 12 9 1036.0 804 419 375 65 576 20 1101 26 3 63 4425 108 1.332 7.0 0.6 5.0 9.6 1.91 108
1968 25 71 66 .518 2.96 223 187 18 52 15 9 1305.0 985 497 429 78 686 29 1384 36 4 70 5523 115 1.280 6.8 0.5 4.7 9.5 2.02 115
1969 26 89 80 .527 2.95 262 225 19 70 19 10 1590.0 1207 608 522 91 788 38 1663 43 5 84 6689 117 1.255 6.8 0.5 4.5 9.4 2.11 117
1970 27 109 92 .542 2.95 301 264 21 89 20 10 1895.0 1443 716 621 116 919 48 1967 50 5 101 7946 120 1.246 6.9 0.6 4.4 9.3 2.14 120
1971 28 122 109 .528 2.99 336 295 24 97 22 11 2109.2 1603 805 702 138 1072 61 2159 53 5 114 8889 119 1.268 6.8 0.6 4.6 9.2 2.01 119
1972 29 132 117 .530 3.09 364 320 25 101 22 11 2274.0 1758 891 781 150 1158 67 2281 59 5 125 9607 115 1.282 7.0 0.6 4.6 9.0 1.97 115
1973 30 138 127 .521 3.15 398 338 32 103 23 14 2409.2 1876 961 843 158 1251 69 2391 59 5 136 10214 113 1.298 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.91 113
1974 31 139 133 .511 3.18 411 345 35 103 23 14 2457.2 1918 988 868 164 1292 71 2424 59 5 139 10438 112 1.306 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.88 112
1975 32 141 134 .513 3.17 425 346 39 103 23 14 2492.1 1948 999 879 164 1312 74 2453 59 7 140 10587 112 1.308 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.87 112

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
1961 18 1 0 1.000 0.00 6.0 3 0 0 0 5 5 0 1.333 4.5 7.5 7.5 1.00 0.0 1
1962 19 4 6 .400 6.03 88.0 84 66 59 9 73 70 4 1.784 8.6 7.5 7.2 0.96 0.9 25
1963 20 3 4 .429 4.98 65.0 67 40 36 6 47 63 0 1.754 9.3 6.5 8.7 1.34 0.8 14
1964 21 11 8 .579 3.03 172.0 156 65 58 8 105 176 3 1.517 8.2 5.5 9.2 1.68 0.4 31
1965 22 19 11 .633 2.64 273.0 191 89 80 10 142 325 6 1.220 6.3 4.7 10.7 2.29 0.3 42
1966 23 12 10 .545 3.12 196.0 142 75 68 13 111 227 7 1.291 6.5 5.1 10.4 2.05 0.6 35
1967 24 12 14 .462 4.50 236.0 225 131 118 24 138 236 8 1.538 8.6 5.3 9.0 1.71 0.9 37
1968 25 18 12 .600 3.04 269.0 212 101 91 15 129 283 12 1.268 7.1 4.3 9.5 2.19 0.5 38
1969 26 18 14 .563 3.28 285.0 230 116 104 13 106 279 7 1.179 7.3 3.3 8.8 2.63 0.4 39
1970 27 21 13 .618 2.89 305.0 240 109 98 25 133 304 7 1.223 7.1 3.9 9.0 2.29 0.7 39
1971 28 13 11 .542 3.50 216.0 167 93 84 23 160 193 3 1.514 7.0 6.7 8.0 1.21 1.0 35
1972 29 8 11 .421 4.76 172.0 176 101 91 14 98 127 7 1.593 9.2 5.1 6.6 1.30 0.7 28
1973 30 7 8 .467 4.43 136.0 123 74 67 8 97 110 0 1.618 8.1 6.4 7.3 1.13 0.5 34
1974 31 2 3 .400 5.06 48.0 46 30 27 7 45 33 0 1.896 8.6 8.4 6.2 0.73 1.3 13
1975 32 2 2 .500 2.83 35.0 33 12 11 0 22 29 0 1.571 8.5 5.7 7.5 1.32 0.0 14
15 Yrs 151 127 .543 3.57 2502.0 2095 1102 992 175 1411 2460 64 1.401 7.5 8.8 1.74 0.6 425



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 AL (17, 2%)
1970 AL (16, 7%)
0.09 Career Shares (973rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 AL (3, 38%)
0.38 Career Shares (132nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1965 AL  7.9 (1st)
1969 AL  6.3 (8th)
1970 AL  7.9 (2nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1964 AL  4.7 (5th)
1965 AL  8.1 (1st)
1966 AL  4.9 (4th)
1968 AL  5.4 (7th)
1969 AL  6.6 (2nd)
1970 AL  8.3 (1st)
Career  42.9 (142nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1964 AL  2.70 (7th)
1965 AL  2.18 (1st)
1966 AL  2.87 (8th)
1968 AL  1.81 (2nd)
1970 AL  2.92 (5th)
Career  3.17 (236th)

Wins s c a p y
1965 AL  17 (4th)
1969 AL  18 (8th)
1970 AL  20 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1964 AL  .647 (9th)
1970 AL  .625 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1965 AL  1.136 (10th)
1969 AL  1.137 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 AL  7.685 (10th)
1965 AL  5.868 (1st)
1966 AL  6.021 (1st)
1968 AL  6.056 (3rd)
1969 AL  7.011 (6th)
1970 AL  6.964 (2nd)
1971 AL  6.708 (2nd)
Career  7.034 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 AL  9.190 (1st)
1965 AL  10.714 (1st)
1966 AL  10.420 (1st)
1967 AL  8.987 (2nd)
1968 AL  9.468 (1st)
1969 AL  8.811 (1st)
1970 AL  8.971 (1st)
1971 AL  8.050 (2nd)
1972 NL  6.682 (9th)
Career  8.858 (13th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1965 AL  273.0 (2nd)
1967 AL  236.3 (10th)
1968 AL  269.0 (5th)
1969 AL  285.0 (4th)
1970 AL  305.0 (1st)
Career  2,492.3 (247th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1964 AL  177 (8th)
1965 AL  325 (1st)
1966 AL  225 (1st)
1967 AL  236 (2nd)
1968 AL  283 (1st)
1969 AL  279 (1st)
1970 AL  304 (1st)
1971 AL  192 (7th)
Career  2,453 (35th)

Games Started s c a p y
1965 AL  35 (8th)
1967 AL  37 (5th)
1968 AL  37 (3rd)
1969 AL  38 (5th)
1970 AL  39 (6th)
Career  346 (207th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1965 AL  14 (2nd)
1968 AL  11 (9th)
1969 AL  18 (3rd)
1970 AL  19 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1965 AL  3 (6th)
1966 AL  5 (1st)
1969 AL  4 (4th)
Career  23 (203rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  21 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1964 AL  100 (4th)
1965 AL  132 (1st)
1966 AL  102 (4th)
1967 AL  123 (1st)
1968 AL  110 (1st)
1969 AL  102 (6th)
1970 AL  131 (1st)
1971 AL  153 (1st)
1972 NL  86 (8th)
Career  1,312 (30th)

Hits s c a p y
1967 AL  201 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  2.462 (8th)
1969 AL  2.735 (2nd)
1970 AL  2.321 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 AL  0.415 (3rd)
1965 AL  0.297 (1st)
1966 AL  0.556 (5th)
1968 AL  0.435 (5th)
1969 AL  0.411 (1st)
1970 AL  0.738 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1967 AL  15 (8th)
1968 AL  14 (8th)
1969 AL  14 (10th)
1971 AL  17 (2nd)
Career  134 (242nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  101 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (9th)
1964 AL  11 (5th)
1965 AL  17 (1st)
1967 AL  18 (1st)
1969 AL  14 (5th)
1970 AL  17 (1st)
1971 AL  13 (3rd)
1972 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  140 (45th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  6 (10th)
1966 AL  6 (6th)
1967 AL  7 (8th)
1968 AL  10 (6th)
1969 AL  7 (10th)
1970 AL  7 (9th)
1972 NL  6 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1965 AL  1,116 (2nd)
1967 AL  1,014 (9th)
1968 AL  1,098 (4th)
1969 AL  1,166 (4th)
1970 AL  1,257 (1st)
Career  10,587 (246th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1964 AL  135 (6th)
1965 AL  161 (1st)
1966 AL  120 (8th)
1968 AL  165 (2nd)
1969 AL  127 (8th)
1970 AL  134 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1964 AL  2.95 (4th)
1965 AL  2.08 (1st)
1966 AL  2.71 (3rd)
1968 AL  2.25 (3rd)
1969 AL  2.29 (1st)
1970 AL  3.07 (1st)
Career  3.06 (152nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1965 AL  38 (1st)
1968 AL  28 (4th)
1969 AL  22 (9th)
1970 AL  33 (2nd)
Career  104 (230th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1965 AL  4.3 (1st)
1968 AL  3.4 (4th)
1969 AL  2.4 (9th)
1970 AL  3.7 (2nd)
Career  12.4 (193rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1965 AL  45.72 (1st)
1966 AL  19.17 (8th)
1968 AL  23.46 (6th)
1970 AL  41.69 (2nd)
Career  121.36 (115th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1965 AL  5.8 (2nd)
1966 AL  3.1 (3rd)
1968 AL  3.6 (6th)
1969 AL  3.1 (8th)
1970 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  17.6 (87th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1965 AL  4.5 (1st)
1966 AL  1.9 (10th)
1968 AL  2.5 (5th)
1969 AL  4.2 (4th)
1970 AL  3.5 (3rd)
Career  11.8 (121st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1965 AL  5.2 (1st)
1966 AL  2.1 (8th)
1968 AL  2.8 (5th)
1970 AL  4.5 (2nd)
Career  14.1 (105th)

Youngest s c a p y
1961 AL  born 1942-09-21 (3rd)

                                         

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 - 32 (50), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 115 (172), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 90 (127), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 25 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (130th), 41.8 career WAR/41.0 7yr-peak WAR/41.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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