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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

Last Game: June 24, 1975 (Age 32.276)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 26, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #196. Frank Lary… #197. Johnny Antonelli… #198. Dutch Leonard… #199. SAM MCDOWELL… #200. Claude Passeau… #201. Howard Ehmke… #202. Camilo Pascual… 

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
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

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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
1961 18 CLE AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 19 CLE AL 25 27 26 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .154 .154 .154 .308 -16 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1963 20 CLE AL 15 24 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .211 .250 .211 .461 32 4 1 0 4 0 0 1
1964 21 CLE AL 31 64 56 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 25 .143 .213 .161 .374 6 9 0 0 3 0 0 1
1965 ★ 22 CLE AL 43 101 95 5 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 35 .126 .135 .137 .272 -22 13 0 0 5 0 0 1 AS,MVP-17
1966 ★ 23 CLE AL 36 65 60 2 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 27 .200 .210 .233 .443 28 14 0 0 3 1 0 1 AS
1967 24 CLE AL 37 88 82 5 15 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 28 .183 .190 .232 .422 23 19 1 0 4 1 0 1
1968 ★ 25 CLE AL 38 96 85 5 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 35 .153 .189 .153 .342 5 13 1 1 6 1 0 1 AS
1969 ★ 26 CLE AL 39 104 92 3 16 3 0 0 6 0 1 0 31 .174 .172 .207 .379 4 19 2 0 11 1 0 1 AS
1970 ★ 27 CLE AL 40 115 105 5 13 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 42 .124 .140 .152 .293 -20 16 0 0 8 0 0 1/34 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1971 ★ 28 CLE AL 35 80 73 1 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 26 .178 .189 .178 .367 1 13 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS
1972 29 SFG NL 28 64 59 3 7 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 21 .119 .133 .169 .303 -15 10 1 0 4 0 0 1
1973 30 TOT MLB 34 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333 -9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1973 30 SFG NL 18 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333 -9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1973 30 NYY AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 31 NYY AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 32 PIT NL 14 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 429 851 774 34 119 7 2 2 36 0 1 16 306 .154 .171 .176 .347 -2 136 6 1 56 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 321 292 13 45 3 1 1 14 0 0 6 116 .154 .171 .176 .347 -2 51 2 0 21 2 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
CLE (11 yrs) 340 766 695 30 110 6 1 2 32 0 1 15 273 .158 .176 .178 .355 1 124 5 1 51 4 0
SFG (2 yrs) 46 77 71 4 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 28 .127 .139 .169 .308 -14 12 1 0 5 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 14 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 369 766 695 30 110 6 1 2 32 0 1 15 273 .158 .176 .178 .355 1 124 5 1 51 4 0
NL (3 yrs) 60 85 79 4 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 33 .114 .125 .152 .277 -23 12 1 0 5 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
1961 18 CLE AL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .465 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1962 19 CLE AL 25 27 -4 -1 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1963 20 CLE AL 15 24 -0 -0 -0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .515 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1964 21 CLE AL 31 64 -7 -0 0 0 7 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1965 ★ 22 CLE AL 43 101 -14 -1 1 0 12 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 AS,MVP-17
1966 ★ 23 CLE AL 36 65 -5 -1 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $24,000 1 AS
1967 24 CLE AL 37 88 -8 -0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $20,000 1
1968 ★ 25 CLE AL 38 96 -9 -1 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1 AS
1969 ★ 26 CLE AL 39 104 -13 -1 0 0 12 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $55,000 1 AS
1970 ★ 27 CLE AL 40 115 -17 -1 1 0 14 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $65,000 1/34 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1971 ★ 28 CLE AL 35 80 -10 -0 0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $72,000 1 AS
1972 29 SFG NL 28 64 -9 0 -0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 $75,000 1
1973 30 SFG NL 18 13 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1973 30 NYY AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $75,000 1
1974 31 NYY AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $67,500 1
1975 32 PIT NL 14 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
15 Seasons 429 851 -101 -5 2 0 95 -9 -1.2 0 -9 -1.2 .498 .499 -1.0 -0.2 -9 $453,500
CLE (11 yrs) 340 766 -89 -5 2 0 86 -5 -0.8 0 -5 -0.8 .498 .500 -0.6 -0.2 -5 $236,000
SFG (2 yrs) 46 77 -10 0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.3 0.0 -2 $75,000
NYY (2 yrs) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $142,500
PIT (1 yr) 14 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 CLE AL 18 P 1 1 0 6.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.84 2.00 .955 1.99 2.00 0 0 0
1962 CLE AL 19 P 25 13 0 87.2 20 4 14 2 0 .900 1.85 0.72 .958 2.08 2.07 2 1 33% 36% 4
1963 CLE AL 20 P 14 12 3 65.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.79 .955 1.99 2.00 0 1 100% 33% 0
1964 CLE AL 21 P 31 24 6 173.1 29 7 20 2 1 .931 1.40 0.87 .957 1.90 1.89 4 2 33% 37% 0
1965 CLE AL 22 P 42 35 14 273.0 56 6 46 4 0 .929 1.71 1.24 .951 2.04 2.03 4 9 69% 34% 2 AS,MVP-17
1966 CLE AL 23 P 35 28 8 194.1 43 11 30 2 2 .953 1.90 1.17 .952 1.99 1.98 5 5 50% 38% 1 AS
1967 CLE AL 24 P 37 37 10 236.1 45 9 31 5 2 .889 1.52 1.08 .957 1.96 1.96 6 13 68% 41% 0
1968 CLE AL 25 P 38 37 11 269.0 44 10 30 4 7 .909 1.34 1.05 .957 1.89 1.88 9 5 36% 37% 1 AS
1969 CLE AL 26 P 39 38 18 285.0 48 5 39 4 5 .917 1.39 1.13 .951 1.88 1.88 14 11 44% 36% 2 AS
1970 CLE AL 27 P 39 39 19 305.0 42 3 35 4 1 .905 1.12 0.97 .951 1.86 1.85 2 11 85% 39% 5 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1970 CLE AL 27 1B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.60 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1970 CLE AL 27 2B 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 27.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1971 CLE AL 28 P 35 31 8 214.2 33 3 26 4 2 .879 1.22 0.83 .958 1.98 1.97 3 8 73% 39% 0 AS
1972 SFG NL 29 P 28 25 4 164.1 30 8 21 1 0 .967 1.59 1.04 .950 1.78 1.78 2 10 83% 37% 2
1973 TOT MLB 30 P 34 18 2 135.2 27 7 20 0 1 1.000 1.79 0.79 .951 1.87 1.86 4 5 56% 37% 0
1973 SFG NL 30 P 18 3 0 40.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.44 .950 1.89 1.88 2 2 50% 36% 0
1973 NYY AL 30 P 16 15 2 95.2 19 4 15 0 1 1.000 1.79 1.19 .951 1.86 1.85 2 3 60% 38% 0
1974 NYY AL 31 P 13 7 0 48.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0.56 0.23 .948 1.82 1.80 1 4 80% 38% 0
1975 PIT NL 32 P 14 1 0 34.2 6 1 5 0 2 1.000 1.56 0.43 .947 1.87 1.86 4 2 33% 32% 2
15 Seasons P 425 346 103 2492.1 440 79 328 33 23 .925 1.47 0.96 .953 1.92 1.92 60 87 59% 37% 19
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 27.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.60
15 Seasons TOT 427 346 103 2493.1 441 80 328 33 23 .925 0 0 1.47 0.96 .954 1.93 1.95 60 87 59% 37% 19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1969 AL  11 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (4th)
1968 AL  4 (2nd)
1970 AL  4 (5th)
1971 AL  4 (5th)

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

             

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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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1966 23 Cleveland Indians $24,000 ? 11/26/66 TSN
1967 24 Cleveland Indians $20,000 ? 11/26/66 TSN
1969 26 Cleveland Indians $55,000 ? 2/14/70 TSN
1970 27 Cleveland Indians $65,000 ? 3/20/71 TSN 2/14/70 TSN: $80,000; 2/6/71 TSN: $55000
1971 28 Cleveland Indians $72,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 29 San Francisco Giants $75,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 30 New York Yankees $75,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 31 New York Yankees $67,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$453,500
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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