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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 20, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #347. Frank Smith… #348. Jim Bagby… #349. Jason Schmidt… #350. DENNY MCLAIN… #351. Ramon Martinez… #352. David Price… #353. Guy Bush… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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

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
1963 19 DET AL 3 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .167 .800 .967 151 4 0 0 1 1 0 /1
1964 20 DET AL 20 42 37 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 .135 .158 .135 .293 -18 5 1 0 4 0 0 1
1965 21 DET AL 33 85 74 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 32 .054 .123 .054 .178 -48 4 0 0 4 1 0 1
1966 ★ 22 DET AL 38 103 93 10 17 2 0 0 5 1 0 5 39 .183 .224 .204 .429 23 19 3 0 5 0 0 1 AS,MVP-15
1967 23 DET AL 38 92 85 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 .118 .138 .118 .256 -25 10 3 0 5 0 0 1
1968 ★ 24 DET AL 44 128 111 7 18 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 37 .162 .170 .189 .359 8 21 1 0 16 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1969 ★ 25 DET AL 42 125 106 5 17 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 41 .160 .188 .160 .348 -4 17 2 0 13 2 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1970 26 DET AL 14 34 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .065 .065 .097 .161 -56 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1971 27 WSA AL 33 71 58 0 6 1 1 0 7 0 0 4 22 .103 .161 .155 .316 -7 9 0 0 9 0 0 1
1972 28 TOT MLB 20 22 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .125 .222 .125 .347 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 1
1972 28 OAK AL 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1972 28 ATL NL 15 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
10 Yrs 285 709 616 32 82 5 2 1 31 1 0 25 244 .133 .166 .153 .318 -8 94 10 0 64 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 403 350 18 47 3 1 1 18 1 0 14 139 .133 .166 .153 .318 -8 53 6 0 36 2 0
DET (8 yrs) 232 616 542 32 74 4 1 1 24 1 0 19 215 .137 .165 .153 .318 -9 83 10 0 51 4 0
ATL (1 yr) 15 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 2 0 0 2 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0
WSA (1 yr) 33 71 58 0 6 1 1 0 7 0 0 4 22 .103 .161 .155 .316 -7 9 0 0 9 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 270 693 604 32 80 5 2 1 31 1 0 23 240 .132 .163 .152 .316 -9 92 10 0 62 4 0
NL (1 yr) 15 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 2 0 0 2 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
1963 19 DET AL 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .532 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1964 20 DET AL 20 42 -3 -0 -0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1
1965 21 DET AL 33 85 -15 -0 0 0 10 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .482 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 1
1966 ★ 22 DET AL 38 103 -9 0 0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 2 $18,000 1 AS,MVP-15
1967 23 DET AL 38 92 -13 -1 0 0 10 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 1
1968 ★ 24 DET AL 44 128 -12 -1 -0 0 13 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 $33,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1969 ★ 25 DET AL 42 125 -16 -0 -0 0 15 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $65,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1970 26 DET AL 14 34 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $90,000 1
1971 27 WSA AL 33 71 -8 -0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $75,000 1
1972 28 OAK AL 5 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $75,000 /1
1972 28 ATL NL 15 16 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
10 Seasons 285 709 -85 -2 1 0 78 -8 -1.2 0 -8 -1.2 .497 .499 -0.9 -0.2 -8 $356,000
DET (8 yrs) 232 616 -75 -2 0 0 69 -8 -1.2 0 -8 -1.2 .496 .499 -1.0 -0.2 -8 $206,000
ATL (1 yr) 15 16 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1
OAK (1 yr) 5 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $75,000
WSA (1 yr) 33 71 -8 -0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $75,000

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
1968 ❍ 24 DET AL WS STL W 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 0 0
1 WS 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 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
1963 DET AL 19 P 3 3 2 21.0 8 0 6 2 2 .750 2.57 2.00 .955 1.97 2.00 0 0 2
1964 DET AL 20 P 19 16 3 100.0 11 4 6 1 0 .909 0.90 0.53 .957 1.90 1.89 0 1 100% 37% 0
1965 DET AL 21 P 33 29 13 220.1 48 17 30 1 1 .979 1.92 1.42 .951 2.04 2.03 9 5 36% 34% 0
1966 DET AL 22 P 38 38 14 264.1 48 14 34 0 2 1.000 1.63 1.26 .952 1.99 1.98 2 5 71% 38% 2 AS,MVP-15
1967 DET AL 23 P 37 37 10 235.0 48 21 22 5 4 .896 1.65 1.16 .957 1.96 1.96 16 8 33% 41% 0
1968 DET AL 24 P 41 41 28 336.0 77 36 40 1 3 .987 2.04 1.85 .957 1.89 1.88 19 5 21% 37% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1969 DET AL 25 P 42 41 23 325.0 52 26 24 2 1 .962 1.38 1.19 .951 1.88 1.88 24 9 27% 36% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1970 DET AL 26 P 14 14 1 91.1 21 7 14 0 1 1.000 2.07 1.50 .951 1.86 1.85 7 1 13% 40% 0
1971 WSA AL 27 P 33 32 9 216.2 53 27 26 0 1 1.000 2.20 1.61 .958 1.98 1.97 15 9 38% 39% 0
1972 TOT MLB 28 P 20 13 2 76.1 13 2 10 1 0 .923 1.41 0.60 .950 1.80 1.80 4 2 33% 37% 0
1972 OAK AL 28 P 5 5 0 22.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.01 1.00 .950 1.85 1.84 0 0 0
1972 ATL NL 28 P 15 8 2 54.0 8 2 5 1 0 .875 1.17 0.47 .950 1.78 1.78 4 2 33% 37% 0
10 Seasons P 280 264 105 1886.0 379 154 212 13 15 .966 1.75 1.31 .954 1.94 1.93 96 45 32% 38% 4
10 Seasons TOT 280 264 105 1886.0 379 154 212 13 15 .966 1.75 1.31 .954 1.94 1.93 96 45 32% 38% 4
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
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 (81st)

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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1968 AL  16 (1st)
1969 AL  13 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1967 AL  21 (4th)
1968 AL  36 (1st)
1969 AL  26 (2nd)
1971 AL  27 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1968 AL  1.85 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1965 AL  .979 (4th)
1966 AL  1.000 (1st)
1971 AL  1.000 (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 (85), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 92 (247), 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

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1966 22 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? 1/1/66 TSN
1968 24 Detroit Tigers $33,000 ? W. Mead, Two Spectacular Seasons, p. 132 Won 31 games this season
1969 25 Detroit Tigers $65,000 ? W. Mead, Two Spectacular Seasons, p. 220
1970 26 Detroit Tigers $90,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 27 Washington Senators $75,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 3/28/71 HF clip: $100,000
1972 28 Oakland Athletics $75,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$356,000
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 Translations

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Japanese: デニー・マクレイン 統計
Polish: Denny McLain Statystyki

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Name and misspellings: Dennis Dale denver Denny dennis denn Danny mcclain McLain mclean

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
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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