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Denny McLain

Dennis Dale McLain

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 29, 1944 in Chicago, IL
High School: Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1963 (Age 19.176)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Senators/Braves/Athletics 1963-1972

Final Game: September 12, 1972 (Age 28.167)
Relatives: Son-In-Law of Lou Boudreau
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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
1963 19 DET AL 2 1 .667 4.29 3 3 0 2 0 0 21.0 20 12 10 2 16 0 22 0 1 1 96 89 3.91 1.714 8.6 0.9 6.9 9.4 1.38
1964 20 DET AL 4 5 .444 4.05 19 16 0 3 0 0 100.0 84 48 45 16 37 0 70 1 0 0 416 91 4.42 1.210 7.6 1.4 3.3 6.3 1.89
1965 21 DET AL 16 6 .727 2.61 33 29 2 13 4 1 220.1 174 73 64 25 62 1 192 2 2 3 881 134 3.12 1.071 7.1 1.0 2.5 7.8 3.10
1966 ★ 22 DET AL 20 14 .588 3.92 38 38 0 14 4 0 264.1 205 120 115 42 104 3 192 3 0 6 1080 89 4.38 1.169 7.0 1.4 3.5 6.5 1.85 AS,MVP-15
1967 23 DET AL 17 16 .515 3.79 37 37 0 10 3 0 235.0 209 110 99 35 73 3 161 3 0 4 976 86 4.08 1.200 8.0 1.3 2.8 6.2 2.21
1968 ★ 24 DET AL 31 6 .838 1.96 41 41 0 28 6 0 336.0 241 86 73 31 63 2 280 6 0 3 1288 154 2.53 0.905 6.5 0.8 1.7 7.5 4.44 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1969 ★ 25 DET AL 24 9 .727 2.80 42 41 0 23 9 0 325.0 288 105 101 25 67 7 181 4 2 5 1304 134 3.05 1.092 8.0 0.7 1.9 5.0 2.70 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1970 26 DET AL 3 5 .375 4.63 14 14 0 1 0 0 91.1 100 51 47 19 28 0 52 3 1 0 402 81 5.22 1.401 9.9 1.9 2.8 5.1 1.86
1971 27 WSA AL 10 22 .313 4.28 33 32 1 9 3 0 216.2 233 115 103 31 72 8 103 3 1 4 931 77 4.40 1.408 9.7 1.3 3.0 4.3 1.43
1972 28 TOT MLB 4 7 .364 6.37 20 13 5 2 0 1 76.1 92 58 54 16 26 0 29 1 2 1 345 56 5.43 1.546 10.8 1.9 3.1 3.4 1.12
1972 28 OAK AL 1 2 .333 6.04 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.1 32 17 15 4 8 0 8 0 0 0 108 48 5.09 1.791 12.9 1.6 3.2 3.2 1.00
1972 28 ATL NL 3 5 .375 6.50 15 8 5 2 0 1 54.0 60 41 39 12 18 0 21 1 2 1 237 58 5.57 1.444 10.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.17
10 Yrs 131 91 .590 3.39 280 264 8 105 29 2 1886.0 1646 778 711 242 548 24 1282 26 9 27 7719 101 3.72 1.163 7.9 1.2 2.6 6.1 2.34
162 Game Avg. 16 11 .590 3.39 35 33 1 13 4 0 236 206 97 89 30 69 3 160 3 1 3 965 101 3.72 1.163 7.9 1.2 2.6 6.1 2.34
DET (8 yrs) 117 62 .654 3.13 227 219 2 94 26 1 1593.0 1321 605 554 195 450 16 1150 22 6 22 6443 110 3.55 1.112 7.5 1.1 2.5 6.5 2.56
ATL (1 yr) 3 5 .375 6.50 15 8 5 2 0 1 54.0 60 41 39 12 18 0 21 1 2 1 237 58 5.57 1.444 10.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.17
OAK (1 yr) 1 2 .333 6.04 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.1 32 17 15 4 8 0 8 0 0 0 108 48 5.09 1.791 12.9 1.6 3.2 3.2 1.00
WSA (1 yr) 10 22 .313 4.28 33 32 1 9 3 0 216.2 233 115 103 31 72 8 103 3 1 4 931 77 4.40 1.408 9.7 1.3 3.0 4.3 1.43
AL (10 yrs) 128 86 .598 3.30 265 256 3 103 29 1 1832.0 1586 737 672 230 530 24 1261 25 7 26 7482 103 3.67 1.155 7.8 1.1 2.6 6.2 2.38
NL (1 yr) 3 5 .375 6.50 15 8 5 2 0 1 54.0 60 41 39 12 18 0 21 1 2 1 237 58 5.57 1.444 10.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.17
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
1963 19 DET AL 21.0 3 3 12 5.14 4.15 0.19 0.07 98.8 3.98 -2 -0.3 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .415 .498
1964 20 DET AL 100.0 19 16 48 4.32 4.05 0.34 0.06 99.9 3.76 -5 -0.5 .4 -0.1 0.3 1 .473 .497
1965 21 DET AL 220.1 33 29 73 2.98 3.82 0.02 0.06 101.2 3.91 23 2.8 1.2 -0.1 4.5 39 .585 .517
1966 ★ 22 DET AL 264.1 38 38 120 4.09 3.87 0.07 0.07 102.4 3.95 -0 -0.0 -0.1 2.2 16 .500 .500 $18,000 AS,MVP-15
1967 23 DET AL 235.0 37 37 110 4.21 3.66 0.38 0.07 100.9 3.38 -18 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2 -5 .443 .487
1968 ★ 24 DET AL 336.0 41 41 86 2.30 3.34 0.36 0.05 101.5 3.08 33 4.5 -0.2 7.4 53 .609 .528 $33,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1969 ★ 25 DET AL 325.0 42 41 105 2.91 4.05 0.21 0.07 104.4 4.09 44 5.4 4.3 -0.1 8.2 70 .627 .533 $65,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1970 26 DET AL 91.1 14 14 51 5.03 4.26 -0.37 0.07 102.1 4.79 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.6 6 .487 .499 $90,000
1971 27 WSA AL 216.2 33 32 115 4.78 3.85 -0.18 0.05 95.6 3.91 -21 -2.3 2.2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .431 .486 $75,000
1972 28 OAK AL 22.1 5 5 17 6.85 3.65 0.43 0.06 89.8 2.95 -10 -1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .306 .494 $75,000
1972 28 ATL NL 54.0 15 8 41 6.83 4.06 -0.26 0.01 113.2 4.91 -12 -1.3 1.6 -0.1 -1.0 -7 .412 .492
10 Seasons 1886.0 280 264 778 3.71 3.81 0.14 0.06 101.5 3.78 30 5.0 1.5 -1.0 20.9 160 .518 .507 $356,000
DET (8 yrs) 1593.0 227 219 605 3.42 3.79 0.19 0.06 102.0 3.74 72 9.6 1.3 -0.7 23.0 179 .542 .511 $206,000
ATL (1 yr) 54.0 15 8 41 6.83 4.06 -0.26 0.01 113.2 4.91 -12 -1.3 1.6 -0.1 -1.0 -7 .412 .492
OAK (1 yr) 22.1 5 5 17 6.85 3.65 0.43 0.06 89.8 2.95 -10 -1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .306 .494 $75,000
WSA (1 yr) 216.2 33 32 115 4.78 3.85 -0.18 0.05 95.6 3.91 -21 -2.3 2.2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .431 .486 $75,000

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
1968 ❍ 24 DET AL WS W STL 1 2 .333 3.24 3 3 0 1 0 0 16.2 18 8 6 1 4 0 13 0 0 0 73 1.320 9.7 0.5 2.2 7.0 3.25
1 WS 1 2 .333 3.24 3 3 0 1 0 0 16.2 18 8 6 1 4 0 13 0 0 0 73 1.320 9.7 0.5 2.2 7.0 3.25

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
1966 DET AL 22 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1968 DET AL 24 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
1969 DET AL 25 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 3.000 9.0 9.0 18.0 18.0 1.00
3 Yrs (3 GP) 1 0 0 1.50 0 0 0 0 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 24 1.000 3.0 1.5 6.0 9.0 1.50

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
1963 19 DET AL 3 96 79 12 20 1 1 2 0 0 16 22 .253 .375 .367 .742 .321 29 1 0 0 1 0 0
1964 20 DET AL 19 416 373 48 84 16 1 16 0 1 37 70 .225 .296 .402 .698 .236 150 6 1 4 1 0 2
1965 21 DET AL 33 881 807 73 174 23 6 25 9 5 62 192 .216 .273 .352 .625 .252 284 15 2 9 1 1 7
1966 22 DET AL 38 1080 956 120 205 30 8 42 2 5 104 192 .214 .292 .394 .686 .224 377 21 3 12 5 3 7
1967 23 DET AL 37 976 882 110 209 34 7 35 16 8 73 161 .237 .295 .410 .706 .251 362 11 3 11 7 3 14
1968 24 DET AL 41 1288 1206 86 241 38 5 31 19 5 63 280 .200 .243 .317 .559 .234 382 19 6 10 3 2 9
1969 25 DET AL 1 42 1304 1215 105 288 42 9 25 24 9 67 181 .237 .278 .348 .626 .259 423 16 4 11 7 7 9
1970 26 DET AL 14 402 366 51 100 14 1 19 7 1 28 52 .273 .327 .473 .799 .271 173 2 3 1 4 0 2
1971 27 WSA AL 33 931 828 115 233 37 4 31 15 9 72 103 .281 .337 .448 .785 .286 371 22 3 16 12 8 13
1972 28 TOT MLB 20 345 314 58 92 14 2 16 4 2 26 29 .293 .347 .503 .850 .280 158 2 1 2 2 0 5
1972 28 ATL NL 15 237 215 41 60 8 2 12 4 2 18 21 .279 .335 .502 .837 .261 108 2 1 1 2 0 3
1972 28 OAK AL 5 108 99 17 32 6 0 4 0 0 8 8 .323 .374 .505 .879 .322 50 0 0 1 0 0 2
10 Yrs 1 280 7719 7026 778 1646 249 44 242 96 45 548 1282 .234 .290 .386 .676 .253 2709 115 26 76 43 24 68
162 Game Avg. 0 35 965 878 97 206 31 6 30 12 6 69 160 .234 .290 .386 .676 .253 339 14 3 10 5 3 9
MLB Averages .247 .313 .367 .680 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1963 19 DET AL -1.4 -0.1 101 -0.1 1.8 -1.8 1.11 -0.1 0.0 -2.5 -0.2 1.02 -1.9 0 0 0
1964 20 DET AL -3.0 -0.3 418 -0.6 6.9 -7.5 .98 0.0 -0.7 -1.3 -0.1 0.88 0.4 0 0 3
1965 21 DET AL 21.6 2.4 905 2.8 15.4 -12.6 .94 2.7 0.3 24.2 2.7 0.89 25.5 1 1 2
1966 22 DET AL -8.2 -0.9 1093 1.0 18.3 -17.3 .95 0.0 1.0 -3.0 -0.3 0.89 -0.9 0 0 0
1967 23 DET AL -12.1 -1.3 1005 0.1 17.2 -17.1 1.01 -1.3 1.4 -11.6 -1.2 0.89 -14.1 0 0 0
1968 24 DET AL 38.2 4.7 1318 5.2 22.1 -16.9 .90 4.0 1.8 43.7 5.4 0.86 37.6 0 0 0
1969 25 DET AL 37.0 4.1 1344 7.2 26.0 -18.8 1.04 4.8 2.2 51.7 5.8 0.90 52.7 1 0 0
1970 26 DET AL -7.8 -0.8 412 -1.3 6.2 -7.5 .95 -1.0 -0.4 -8.5 -0.9 0.93 -9.6 0 0 0
1971 27 WSA AL -24.5 -2.5 962 -4.0 15.8 -19.8 1.07 -4.1 0.3 -23.4 -2.5 0.96 -34.6 1 0 0
1972 28 TOT MLB -22.0 -2.2 354 -2.8 4.4 -7.2 .83 -2.4 -1.0 -26.5 -2.6 0.94 -26.4 3 1 3
1972 28 OAK AL -8.3 -0.8 108 -1.3 1.5 -2.8 1.01 -0.9 -0.4 -9.8 -1.0 0.94 -8.8 0 0 0
1972 28 ATL NL -13.7 -1.4 246 -1.5 2.9 -4.3 .75 -1.4 -0.5 -16.7 -1.6 0.94 -17.6 3 1 3
10 Yrs 17.6 3.0 7912 7.5 134.1 -126.6 .98 2.7 4.9 42.7 6.0 0.90 28.6 6 2 8

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
1963 19 DET AL 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 .667 0 0 2 0 2 67% 51.7 69 27 0 0 2 1 4.5 5.2 7.0
1964 20 DET AL 19 16 4 4 8 0 1 10 6 .625 2 4 3 0 7 44% 52.4 82 26 16 6 5 7 5.2 5.2 5.8
1965 21 DET AL 33 29 15 6 8 2 3 18 11 .621 1 4 13 4 20 69% 61.4 89 26 10 3 12 9 4.7 4.8 7.1
1966 22 DET AL 38 38 20 14 4 4 4 22 16 .579 0 1 14 4 23 61% 56.2 90 11 14 6 22 7 4.4 4.9 7.0
1967 23 DET AL 37 37 17 16 4 2 4 19 18 .514 1 3 10 3 19 51% 54.0 86 25 23 7 21 8 3.7 3.6 6.4
1968 24 DET AL 41 41 31 6 4 3 3 33 8 .805 1 5 28 6 35 85% 68.8 91 30 0 0 29 3 5.2 5.0 8.2
1969 25 DET AL 42 41 24 9 8 3 4 26 15 .634 2 3 23 9 28 68% 60.1 86 6 12 9 31 4 4.2 4.3 7.9
1970 26 DET AL 14 14 3 5 6 0 2 9 5 .643 1 4 1 0 7 50% 47.9 70 26 10 3 9 2 4.8 4.0 6.5
1971 27 WSA AL 33 32 9 22 1 2 6 10 22 .313 1 4 9 3 13 41% 48.3 84 23 6 3 10 4 2.8 2.4 6.6
1972 28 TOT MLB 20 13 3 6 4 1 2 4 8 .333 0 3 2 0 6 46% 0.0 59 13 7 3 4 5 4.1 2.8 5.0
1972 28 OAK AL 5 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 3 .400 0 2 0 0 2 40% 39.8 59 22 3 0 1 3 3.7 2.1 4.5
1972 28 ATL NL 15 8 2 4 2 1 1 2 5 .286 0 1 2 0 4 50% 43.0 58 13 4 3 3 2 4.4 3.2 5.4
10 Yrs 280 264 128 89 47 17 29 153 110 .582 9 31 105 29 160 61% 57 91 6 98 40 145 50 4.3 4.2 7.0
MLB Averages .500 56% 54 116 -3 3.9 3.9 6.5

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
1964 20 DET AL 19 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 3 .982 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 6.7
1965 21 DET AL 33 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 3 0 0% 1 .942 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 0 4 1 11.0
1969 25 DET AL 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 9 1.040 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.0
1971 27 WSA AL 33 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1.074 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 12.0
1972 28 TOT MLB 20 7 5 1 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 3 50% .831 3 1 3 1 2 4 3 4 2 3 2 0 4.7
1972 28 ATL NL 15 7 5 1 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 3 50% 8 .747 3 1 3 1 2 4 3 4 2 3 2 0 4.7
5 Yrs 142 16 8 3 2 2 2 0 100% 2 0 13 3 23% 1.001 6 2 8 2 5 9 7 9 10 3 10 1 7.1

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%
1963 19 DET AL 96 51% 2.1% 22.9% 16.7% 4.2% 20% 0.70 58% 20 1 5%
1964 20 DET AL 416 56% 3.9% 16.8% 8.9% 7.9% 39% 0.61 69% 64 6 9%
1965 21 DET AL 881 53% 2.8% 21.8% 7.0% 6.1% 31% 0.78 67% 148 15 10%
1966 22 DET AL 1080 57% 3.9% 17.8% 9.6% 7.4% 39% 0.69 67% 180 21 12%
1967 23 DET AL 976 57% 3.6% 16.5% 7.5% 7.8% 36% 0.73 71% 132 11 8%
1968 24 DET AL 1288 49% 2.4% 21.7% 4.9% 5.8% 31% 0.79 70% 173 19 11%
1969 25 DET AL 1304 52% 1.9% 13.9% 5.1% 5.8% 26% 0.72 78% 207 16 8%
1970 26 DET AL 402 57% 4.7% 12.9% 7.0% 8.5% 34% 0.50 74% 64 2 3%
1971 27 WSA AL 931 52% 3.3% 11.1% 7.7% 7.7% 31% 0.74 76% 175 22 13%
1972 28 TOT MLB 345 49% 4.6% 8.4% 7.5% 9.3% 35% 0.72 79% 67 2 3%
1972 28 OAK AL 108 56% 3.7% 7.4% 7.4% 9.3% 31% 0.71 81% 19 0 0%
1972 28 ATL NL 237 46% 5.1% 8.9% 7.6% 9.3% 37% 0.73 78% 48 2 4%
10 Yrs 7719 53% 3.1% 16.6% 7.1% 6.9% 33% 0.72 72% 1230 115 9%
MLB Averages 47% 2.1% 15.3% 8.3% 6.0% 27% 1.11 73% 11%

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
1963 19 DET AL 96 20 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 9 4 3 44% 0 1 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
1964 20 DET AL 416 84 16 0 7 10 6 6 10 8 3 1 38% 2 0 1 138 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1965 21 DET AL 881 174 25 0 7 9 16 15 10 25 10 5 40% 7 3 2 303 9 5 64% 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
1966 22 DET AL 1080 205 42 1 19 20 22 21 21 44 21 5 48% 7 6 1 352 2 5 29% 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
1967 23 DET AL 976 209 35 2 10 16 19 18 17 31 14 6 45% 14 4 1 317 16 8 67% 15 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 0
1968 24 DET AL 1288 241 31 1 9 12 19 22 9 36 12 7 33% 9 3 1 392 19 5 79% 18 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0
1969 25 DET AL 1303 288 25 0 21 11 14 16 9 48 22 7 46% 9 5 0 441 24 9 73% 23 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
1970 26 DET AL 402 100 19 0 7 6 13 15 4 19 10 1 53% 2 0 1 143 7 1 88% 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1971 27 WSA AL 931 233 31 0 15 17 14 13 18 42 24 7 57% 13 4 3 353 15 9 63% 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1972 28 TOT MLB 345 92 16 0 3 7 9 14 2 10 8 1 80% 5 1 0 135 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1972 28 OAK AL 108 32 4 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 28 ATL NL 237 60 12 0 3 6 6 11 1 10 8 1 80% 3 1 0 88 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
10 Yrs 7718 1646 242 4 100 108 134 141 101 272 128 43 47% 68 27 10 2610 96 45 68% 93 42 3 1 0 2 4 0 107 1
MLB Averages 49% 62%

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+
1963 19 2 1 .667 4.29 3 3 0 2 0 0 21.0 20 12 10 2 16 0 22 0 1 1 96 89 1.714 8.6 0.9 6.9 9.4 1.38 89
1964 20 6 6 .500 4.09 22 19 0 5 0 0 121.0 104 60 55 18 53 0 92 1 1 1 512 90 1.298 7.7 1.3 3.9 6.8 1.74 90
1965 21 22 12 .647 3.14 55 48 2 18 4 1 341.1 278 133 119 43 115 1 284 3 3 4 1393 114 1.151 7.3 1.1 3.0 7.5 2.47 114
1966 22 42 26 .618 3.48 93 86 2 32 8 1 605.2 483 253 234 85 219 4 476 6 3 10 2473 101 1.159 7.2 1.3 3.3 7.1 2.17 101
1967 23 59 42 .584 3.57 130 123 2 42 11 1 840.2 692 363 333 120 292 7 637 9 3 14 3449 97 1.170 7.4 1.3 3.1 6.8 2.18 97
1968 24 90 48 .652 3.11 171 164 2 70 17 1 1176.2 933 449 406 151 355 9 917 15 3 17 4737 107 1.095 7.1 1.2 2.7 7.0 2.58 107
1969 25 114 57 .667 3.04 213 205 2 93 26 1 1501.2 1221 554 507 176 422 16 1098 19 5 22 6041 113 1.094 7.3 1.1 2.5 6.6 2.60 113
1970 26 117 62 .654 3.13 227 219 2 94 26 1 1593.0 1321 605 554 195 450 16 1150 22 6 22 6443 110 1.112 7.5 1.1 2.5 6.5 2.56 110
1971 27 127 84 .602 3.27 260 251 3 103 29 1 1809.2 1554 720 657 226 522 24 1253 25 7 26 7374 105 1.147 7.7 1.1 2.6 6.2 2.40 105
1972 28 131 91 .590 3.39 280 264 8 105 29 2 1886.0 1646 778 711 242 548 24 1282 26 9 27 7719 101 1.163 7.9 1.2 2.6 6.1 2.34 101

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
1963 19 1 1 .500 5.14 21.0 21 13 12 2 17 22 0 1.810 9.0 7.3 9.4 1.29 0.9 3
1964 20 5 6 .455 4.27 99.0 88 52 47 17 39 70 1 1.283 8.0 3.5 6.4 1.79 1.5 19
1965 21 14 10 .583 2.99 220.0 186 81 73 27 66 192 2 1.145 7.6 2.7 7.9 2.91 1.1 33
1966 22 15 15 .500 4.13 266.0 223 135 122 46 113 193 3 1.263 7.5 3.8 6.5 1.71 1.6 38
1967 23 12 14 .462 4.48 235.0 232 130 117 39 81 161 3 1.332 8.9 3.1 6.2 1.99 1.5 37
1968 24 24 13 .649 2.65 336.0 281 110 99 36 73 280 7 1.054 7.5 2.0 7.5 3.84 1.0 41
1969 25 23 13 .639 2.74 325.0 299 110 99 26 70 181 4 1.135 8.3 1.9 5.0 2.59 0.7 42
1970 26 4 6 .400 4.85 91.0 104 54 49 20 29 52 3 1.462 10.3 2.9 5.1 1.79 2.0 14
1971 27 10 14 .417 5.16 218.0 266 139 125 35 82 104 3 1.596 11.0 3.4 4.3 1.27 1.4 33
1972 28 3 6 .333 6.86 80.0 104 68 61 18 29 30 1 1.663 11.7 3.3 3.4 1.03 2.0 20
10 Yrs 111 98 .531 3.83 1891.0 1804 892 804 266 599 1285 27 1.271 8.6 6.1 2.15 1.3 280



* - 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
1978 BBWAA ( 0.3%)
1979 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1985 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1966 AL (15, 4%)
1968 AL (1, 100%)
1969 AL (6, 25%)
1 MVP
1.29 Career Shares (178th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 AL (1, 100%)
1969 AL (1, 42%)
2 Cy Youngs
1.42 Career Shares (36th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1968 AL  7.3 (4th)
1969 AL  8.0 (4th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1965 AL  4.5 (5th)
1968 AL  7.4 (2nd)
1969 AL  8.2 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1965 AL  2.61 (7th)
1968 AL  1.96 (4th)
1969 AL  2.80 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1965 AL  16 (5th)
1966 AL  20 (2nd)
1967 AL  17 (5th)
1968 AL  31 (1st)
1969 AL  24 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1965 AL  .727 (2nd)
1968 AL  .838 (1st)
1969 AL  .727 (5th)
Career  .590 (151st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1965 AL  1.071 (4th)
1968 AL  0.905 (3rd)
1969 AL  1.092 (6th)
Career  1.163 (80th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1965 AL  7.107 (6th)
1966 AL  6.980 (4th)
1968 AL  6.455 (5th)
Career  7.855 (82nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1968 AL  1.688 (2nd)
1969 AL  1.855 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1965 AL  7.843 (4th)
1966 AL  6.537 (9th)
1968 AL  7.500 (5th)
Career  6.118 (243rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1966 AL  264.3 (2nd)
1968 AL  336.0 (1st)
1969 AL  325.0 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1965 AL  192 (3rd)
1966 AL  192 (6th)
1968 AL  280 (2nd)
1969 AL  181 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1966 AL  38 (2nd)
1967 AL  37 (5th)
1968 AL  41 (1st)
1969 AL  41 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1965 AL  13 (4th)
1966 AL  14 (2nd)
1968 AL  28 (1st)
1969 AL  23 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1965 AL  4 (2nd)
1966 AL  4 (4th)
1968 AL  6 (2nd)
1969 AL  9 (1st)
Career  29 (125th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1965 AL  25 (5th)
1966 AL  42 (1st)
1967 AL  35 (1st)
1968 AL  31 (1st)
1969 AL  25 (9th)
1971 AL  31 (3rd)
Career  242 (128th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1966 AL  104 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1966 AL  205 (8th)
1967 AL  209 (6th)
1968 AL  241 (2nd)
1969 AL  288 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  3.097 (6th)
1968 AL  4.444 (1st)
1969 AL  2.702 (3rd)
Career  2.339 (156th)

Losses s c a p y
1966 AL  14 (4th)
1967 AL  16 (6th)
1971 AL  22 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1966 AL  115 (1st)
1967 AL  99 (2nd)
1969 AL  101 (3rd)
1971 AL  103 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1966 AL  1,080 (2nd)
1968 AL  1,288 (1st)
1969 AL  1,304 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1965 AL  134 (4th)
1968 AL  154 (4th)
1969 AL  134 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1965 AL  3.12 (8th)
1968 AL  2.53 (4th)
1969 AL  3.05 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1965 AL  22 (6th)
1968 AL  38 (2nd)
1969 AL  37 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1965 AL  2.4 (6th)
1968 AL  4.7 (2nd)
1969 AL  4.1 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1965 AL  24.24 (7th)
1968 AL  43.73 (2nd)
1969 AL  51.73 (1st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1965 AL  2.8 (10th)
1968 AL  5.2 (2nd)
1969 AL  7.2 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1965 AL  2.7 (7th)
1968 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1969 AL  4.8 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1965 AL  2.7 (6th)
1968 AL  5.4 (2nd)
1969 AL  5.8 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1963 AL  born 1944-03-29 (4th)
1964 AL  born 1944-03-29 (9th)

             

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 - 22 (84), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 92 (248), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 92 (118), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 26 (199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (447th), 19.7 career WAR/22.4 7yr-peak WAR/21.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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