Jim Merritt

James Joseph Merritt

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 9, 1943 in Altadena, CA
High School: Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1965 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Reds/Rangers 1965-1975

Final Game: May 23, 1975 (Age 31)
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Standard Pitching

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
1965 21 MIN AL 5 4 .556 3.17 3.57 16 9 5 1 0 2 76.2 68 29 27 11 20 1 61 0 0 0 311 113 1.148 8.0 1.3 2.3 7.2 3.05
1966 22 MIN AL 7 14 .333 3.38 3.05 31 18 5 5 1 3 144.0 112 57 54 17 33 3 124 0 0 4 570 107 1.007 7.0 1.1 2.1 7.8 3.76
1967 23 MIN AL 13 7 .650 2.53 2.81 37 28 4 11 4 0 227.2 196 72 64 21 30 6 161 7 0 10 911 138 0.993 7.7 0.8 1.2 6.4 5.37
1968 24 MIN AL 12 16 .429 3.25 2.75 38 34 4 11 1 1 238.1 207 102 86 21 52 1 181 7 1 1 968 97 1.087 7.8 0.8 2.0 6.8 3.48
1969 25 CIN NL 17 9 .654 4.37 3.86 42 36 2 8 1 0 251.0 269 127 122 33 61 8 144 5 0 3 1072 86 1.315 9.6 1.2 2.2 5.2 2.36
1970 26 CIN NL 20 12 .625 4.08 3.34 35 35 0 12 1 0 234.0 248 114 106 21 53 12 136 1 0 4 984 103 1.286 9.5 0.8 2.0 5.2 2.57 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1971 27 CIN NL 1 11 .083 4.37 4.39 28 11 5 0 0 0 107.0 115 55 52 14 31 8 38 3 0 2 456 75 1.364 9.7 1.2 2.6 3.2 1.23
1972 28 CIN NL 1 0 1.000 4.50 3.77 4 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 13 4 4 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 38 76 1.875 14.6 1.1 2.3 4.5 2.00
1973 29 TEX AL 5 13 .278 4.05 3.87 35 19 11 8 1 1 160.0 191 79 72 18 34 3 65 1 0 7 694 92 1.406 10.7 1.0 1.9 3.7 1.91
1974 30 TEX AL 0 0 4.13 3.22 26 1 10 0 0 0 32.2 46 17 15 3 6 2 18 0 0 1 149 87 1.592 12.7 0.8 1.7 5.0 3.00
1975 31 TEX AL 0 0 0.00 3.41 5 0 2 0 0 0 3.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 0.818 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Yrs 81 86 .485 3.65 3.37 297 192 48 56 9 7 1483.0 1468 657 602 160 322 45 932 25 1 32 6168 99 1.207 8.9 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .485 3.65 3.37 41 27 7 8 1 1 206 204 91 84 22 45 6 130 3 0 4 858 99 1.207 8.9 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89
MIN (4 yrs) 37 41 .474 3.03 2.93 122 89 18 28 6 6 686.2 583 260 231 70 135 11 527 14 1 15 2760 112 1.046 7.6 0.9 1.8 6.9 3.90
CIN (4 yrs) 39 32 .549 4.26 3.75 109 83 7 20 2 0 600.0 645 300 284 69 147 29 322 9 0 9 2550 90 1.320 9.7 1.0 2.2 4.8 2.19
TEX (3 yrs) 5 13 .278 3.99 3.76 66 20 23 8 1 1 196.1 240 97 87 21 40 5 83 2 0 8 858 93 1.426 11.0 1.0 1.8 3.8 2.08
AL (7 yrs) 42 54 .438 3.24 3.11 188 109 41 36 7 7 883.0 823 357 318 91 175 16 610 16 1 23 3618 107 1.130 8.4 0.9 1.8 6.2 3.49
NL (4 yrs) 39 32 .549 4.26 3.75 109 83 7 20 2 0 600.0 645 300 284 69 147 29 322 9 0 9 2550 90 1.320 9.7 1.0 2.2 4.8 2.19

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
1965 21 MIN AL 76.2 16 9 29 3.40 3.82 0.40 0.03 103.4 3.56 2 0.2 2.3 -0.0 0.8 7 .511 .501
1966 22 MIN AL 144.0 31 18 57 3.56 4.09 0.33 0.04 102.3 3.90 7 0.9 2.4 -0.0 2.2 16 .528 .505
1967 23 MIN AL 227.2 37 28 72 2.85 3.62 -0.17 0.05 105.7 4.06 34 4.5 1.9 -0.0 6.4 47 .620 .527
1968 24 MIN AL 238.1 38 34 102 3.85 3.42 -0.04 0.05 104.4 3.67 -2 -0.3 .9 -0.1 1.8 12 .492 .498 $23,000
1969 25 CIN NL 251.0 42 36 127 4.55 4.06 -0.08 0.06 105.4 4.42 -6 -0.7 .6 -0.1 1.5 18 .484 .496
1970 26 CIN NL 234.0 35 35 114 4.38 4.47 0.18 0.07 102.3 4.46 -1 -0.1 -0.1 2.0 24 .497 .499 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1971 27 CIN NL 107.0 28 11 55 4.63 4.09 0.37 -0.04 95.3 3.51 -14 -1.6 .9 -0.1 -0.7 -5 .444 .490
1972 28 CIN NL 8.0 4 1 4 4.50 4.33 0.41 -0.09 106.7 4.09 -0 -0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.0 0 .486 .500
1973 29 TEX AL 160.0 35 19 79 4.44 4.28 -0.57 0.00 98.8 4.79 5 0.5 .7 -0.2 1.9 21 .515 .503
1974 30 TEX AL 32.2 26 1 17 4.68 4.21 -0.21 -0.30 97.5 4.02 -2 -0.3 .7 -0.0 0.0 1 .490 .498
1975 31 TEX AL 3.2 5 0 1 2.45 4.63 -0.10 -0.38 98.9 4.30 1 0.1 1.4 0.0 0.1 1 .516 .501
11 Seasons 1483.0 297 192 657 3.99 3.98 -0.00 0.03 102.7 4.12 22 3.1 1.2 -0.8 16.1 143 .511 .502 $23,000
MIN (4 yrs) 686.2 122 89 260 3.41 3.67 0.04 0.05 104.3 3.84 41 5.2 2.1 -0.2 11.2 83 .543 .509 $23,000
CIN (4 yrs) 600.0 109 83 300 4.50 4.23 0.11 0.04 102.4 4.27 -22 -2.4 .9 -0.4 2.8 37 .478 .496
TEX (3 yrs) 196.1 66 20 97 4.45 4.27 -0.50 -0.05 98.6 4.66 3 0.3 .8 -0.2 2.1 23 .505 .501

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
1965 21 MIN AL WS L LAD 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.600 5.4 0.0 0.0 2.7
1970 26 CIN NL NLCS W PIT 1 0 1.000 1.69 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 0.563 5.1 0.0 0.0 3.4
1970 26 CIN NL WS L BAL 0 1 .000 21.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2.400 16.2 5.4 5.4 0.0 0.00
2 Yrs (3 Series) 1 1 .500 5.23 4 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 8 6 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 40 0.871 7.0 0.9 0.9 2.6 3.00
1 NLCS 1 0 1.000 1.69 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 0.563 5.1 0.0 0.0 3.4
2 WS 0 1 .000 9.00 3 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 1.200 9.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.00

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
1970 CIN NL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5

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
1965 21 MIN AL 16 311 285 29 68 13 0 11 1 2 20 61 .239 .287 .400 .687 .265 114 3 0 4 2 1 5
1966 22 MIN AL 1 31 570 529 57 112 18 2 17 2 3 33 124 .212 .257 .350 .606 .243 185 4 0 5 3 3 3
1967 23 MIN AL 37 911 853 72 196 27 6 21 3 6 30 161 .230 .260 .349 .609 .258 298 9 7 15 6 6 16
1968 24 MIN AL 38 968 894 102 207 27 5 21 8 2 52 181 .232 .277 .343 .620 .266 307 15 7 7 8 1 22
1969 25 CIN NL 42 1072 987 127 269 60 2 33 3 9 61 144 .273 .316 .438 .754 .289 432 14 5 13 6 8 14
1970 26 CIN NL 35 984 917 114 248 64 10 21 4 7 53 136 .270 .310 .431 .741 .298 395 17 1 10 3 12 12
1971 27 CIN NL 28 456 412 55 115 24 1 14 0 2 31 38 .279 .332 .444 .776 .278 183 10 3 7 3 8 6
1972 28 CIN NL 4 38 36 4 13 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .361 .395 .528 .923 .387 19 1 0 0 0 1 0
1973 29 TEX AL 35 694 646 79 191 28 5 18 2 5 34 65 .296 .327 .438 .765 .302 283 14 1 3 10 3 13
1974 30 TEX AL 26 149 140 17 46 5 2 3 0 1 6 18 .329 .349 .457 .806 .352 64 3 0 0 3 2 4
1975 31 TEX AL 5 15 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .481 .214 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 1 297 6168 5713 657 1468 269 33 160 23 37 322 932 .257 .297 .400 .697 .280 2283 90 25 64 44 45 95
162 Game Avg. 0 41 858 794 91 204 37 5 22 3 5 45 130 .257 .297 .400 .697 .280 317 13 3 9 6 6 13
MLB Averages .249 .317 .368 .684 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1965 21 MIN AL 4.2 0.5 319 0.7 7.0 -6.3 1.16 -0.1 0.6 6.3 0.7 0.91 0.3 3 1 3
1966 22 MIN AL 5.5 0.6 581 0.8 10.3 -9.5 .97 1.6 -0.7 7.6 0.8 0.88 14.4 10 3 0
1967 23 MIN AL 23.1 2.7 932 1.4 15.9 -14.5 1.02 2.5 -1.1 17.8 2.0 0.92 20.0 3 4 2
1968 24 MIN AL -4.2 -0.5 986 -0.2 17.0 -17.2 1.04 1.1 -1.3 -3.3 -0.4 0.88 7.7 1 1 2
1969 25 CIN NL -11.9 -1.2 1086 -0.5 20.3 -20.7 1.06 -1.1 0.7 -10.3 -1.0 0.93 -15.4 0 1 5
1970 26 CIN NL 4.6 0.5 1005 1.6 17.9 -16.3 1.00 1.5 0.1 9.3 0.9 0.91 12.6 0 0 0
1971 27 CIN NL -12.2 -1.3 462 -1.4 5.5 -6.9 .77 -0.9 -0.9 -6.6 -0.7 0.99 -11.2 4 5 8
1972 28 CIN NL -0.8 -0.1 38 -0.3 0.3 -0.7 .73 -0.3 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 0.90 -2.9 1 0 2
1973 29 TEX AL -5.2 -0.5 708 -1.8 10.7 -12.5 .91 -1.5 -0.4 -4.5 -0.5 0.95 -11.9 3 3 9
1974 30 TEX AL -2.0 -0.2 153 -0.4 1.0 -1.4 .47 -0.3 -0.4 -4.6 -0.5 1.16 -4.9 3 9 12
1975 31 TEX AL 1.3 0.1 15 0.0 0.2 -0.1 .48 -0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 1.13 0.6 2 0 2
11 Yrs 2.4 0.5 6285 0.0 106.2 -106.2 .98 2.4 -2.4 9.7 1.1 0.92 9.3 30 27 45

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
1965 21 MIN AL 16 9 4 3 2 0 1 5 4 .556 0 0 1 0 6 67% 55.1 66 40 5 0 6 2 5.1 4.4 7.0
1966 22 MIN AL 31 18 7 11 0 0 5 7 11 .389 0 2 5 1 12 67% 59.8 91 30 19 8 7 10 2.6 2.6 7.0
1967 23 MIN AL 37 28 12 7 9 1 4 18 9 .667 1 5 11 4 21 75% 62.5 94 26 16 4 17 2 4.0 3.8 7.6
1968 24 MIN AL 38 34 11 16 7 1 7 15 19 .441 2 7 11 1 21 62% 56.6 85 15 25 12 18 7 3.5 3.1 6.8
1969 25 CIN NL 42 36 17 9 10 4 0 21 14 .600 5 3 8 1 16 44% 50.2 89 14 40 14 21 2 5.0 5.0 6.8
1970 26 CIN NL 35 35 20 12 3 3 1 22 13 .629 0 3 12 1 19 54% 51.5 86 11 20 10 15 5 5.1 5.3 6.7
1971 27 CIN NL 28 11 0 9 2 0 2 0 11 .000 2 0 0 0 3 27% 42.1 58 17 9 5 1 5 2.3 1.9 5.6
1972 28 CIN NL 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 36.0 36 36 3 0 0 1 1.4 4.5 3.0
1973 29 TEX AL 35 19 5 11 3 0 2 7 12 .368 1 1 8 1 7 37% 47.4 80 25 11 3 5 2 3.7 4.4 6.2
1974 30 TEX AL 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 31.0 31 31 17 2 1 0 2.3 3.0 3.3
10 Yrs 292 192 76 78 38 9 22 95 95 .500 11 22 56 9 105 55% 54 94 11 165 58 91 36 4.0 4.0 6.8
MLB Averages .500 56% 53 114 -3 4.0 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
1965 21 MIN AL 16 7 5 1 1 2 2 0 100% 3 1 5 0 0% 9 1.162 3 1 3 3 1 3 3 4 4 1 4 0 5.7
1966 22 MIN AL 31 13 5 0 3 4 3 1 75% 6 1 20 9 45% 6 .974 10 3 0 6 4 3 10 3 5 8 5 0 4.2
1967 23 MIN AL 37 9 4 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 0 11 8 73% 7 1.016 3 4 2 2 1 6 5 4 6 3 6 1 4.7
1968 24 MIN AL 38 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 9 1.037 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 4 2 0 2 1 6.0
1969 25 CIN NL 42 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 71% 9 1.060 0 1 5 0 0 6 3 3 1 2 1 0 2.3
1971 27 CIN NL 28 17 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 33% 5 .773 4 5 8 0 4 13 7 10 10 4 11 1 8.1
1972 28 CIN NL 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 4 .725 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 5.0
1973 29 TEX AL 35 16 11 0 2 1 1 0 100% 1 0 20 7 35% 7 .908 3 3 9 1 1 14 11 5 12 2 12 1 7.8
1974 30 TEX AL 26 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 41 15 37% 8 .475 3 9 12 4 0 21 20 5 10 9 13 6 3.5
1975 31 TEX AL 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 44% 8 .480 2 0 2 1 1 3 4 1 1 3 1 1 2.2
10 Yrs 262 105 48 5 8 9 7 2 78% 16 4 127 52 41% .978 30 27 45 18 14 73 64 41 52 33 56 11 5.2

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%
1965 21 MIN AL 311 26% 3.5% 19.6% 6.4% 7.7% 35% 0.67 69% 56 3 5%
1966 22 MIN AL 570 18% 3.0% 21.8% 5.8% 6.5% 33% 0.75 69% 79 4 5%
1967 23 MIN AL 911 19% 2.3% 17.7% 3.3% 5.9% 28% 0.74 74% 167 9 5%
1968 24 MIN AL 968 19% 2.2% 18.7% 5.4% 5.5% 26% 0.96 72% 143 15 10%
1969 25 CIN NL 1072 16% 3.1% 13.4% 5.7% 8.9% 35% 0.57 76% 212 14 7%
1970 26 CIN NL 984 17% 2.1% 13.8% 5.4% 9.7% 38% 0.84 78% 159 17 11%
1971 27 CIN NL 456 28% 3.1% 8.3% 6.8% 8.6% 34% 0.75 80% 89 10 11%
1972 28 CIN NL 38 34% 2.6% 10.5% 5.3% 10.5% 31% 0.67 82% 8 1 13%
1973 29 TEX AL 694 23% 2.6% 9.4% 4.9% 7.4% 27% 0.85 83% 129 14 11%
1974 30 TEX AL 149 48% 2.0% 12.1% 4.0% 6.7% 22% 1.14 82% 45 3 7%
1975 31 TEX AL 15 47% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 0.57 93% 4 0 0%
11 Yrs 6168 20% 2.6% 15.1% 5.2% 7.5% 32% 0.77 76% 1091 90 8%
MLB Averages 46% 2.0% 14.7% 8.5% 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
1965 21 MIN AL 311 68 11 0 2 11 0 6 5 11 5 3 45% 5 0 2 112 1 2 33% 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 6 0
1966 22 MIN AL 569 112 17 0 8 15 2 12 5 34 10 10 29% 3 4 1 154 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 1
1967 23 MIN AL 911 196 21 0 13 17 4 13 8 43 24 3 56% 16 10 2 297 3 6 33% 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1968 24 MIN AL 968 207 21 0 12 16 5 13 8 30 19 6 63% 22 1 0 305 8 2 80% 5 1 3 1 0 0 6 1 11 0
1969 25 CIN NL 1072 269 33 0 13 29 4 17 16 40 15 9 38% 14 3 0 407 3 9 25% 2 7 1 1 0 1 3 2 12 0
1970 26 CIN NL 984 248 21 1 15 17 4 5 16 49 26 8 53% 12 4 1 341 4 7 36% 2 7 1 0 1 0 4 2 9 0
1971 27 CIN NL 456 115 14 0 12 12 2 5 9 19 11 1 58% 6 2 2 174 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
1972 28 CIN NL 38 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 100% 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 29 TEX AL 694 191 18 0 8 14 4 9 9 37 20 4 54% 13 7 0 276 2 5 29% 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 20 0
1974 30 TEX AL 149 46 3 0 10 2 1 2 1 16 10 1 63% 4 1 0 68 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
1975 31 TEX AL 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 50% 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 6167 1468 160 1 94 134 26 82 78 282 142 45 50% 95 32 8 2160 23 37 38% 17 33 5 3 1 1 21 10 103 1
MLB Averages 49% 63%

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+
1965 21 5 4 .556 3.17 16 9 5 1 0 2 76.2 68 29 27 11 20 1 61 0 0 0 311 113 1.148 8.0 1.3 2.3 7.2 3.05 113
1966 22 12 18 .400 3.30 47 27 10 6 1 5 220.2 180 86 81 28 53 4 185 0 0 4 881 109 1.056 7.3 1.1 2.2 7.5 3.49 109
1967 23 25 25 .500 2.91 84 55 14 17 5 5 448.1 376 158 145 49 83 10 346 7 0 14 1792 122 1.024 7.5 1.0 1.7 6.9 4.17 122
1968 24 37 41 .474 3.03 122 89 18 28 6 6 686.2 583 260 231 70 135 11 527 14 1 15 2760 112 1.046 7.6 0.9 1.8 6.9 3.90 112
1969 25 54 50 .519 3.39 164 125 20 36 7 6 937.2 852 387 353 103 196 19 671 19 1 18 3832 103 1.118 8.2 1.0 1.9 6.4 3.42 103
1970 26 74 62 .544 3.53 199 160 20 48 8 6 1171.2 1100 501 459 124 249 31 807 20 1 22 4816 103 1.151 8.4 1.0 1.9 6.2 3.24 103
1971 27 75 73 .507 3.60 227 171 25 48 8 6 1278.2 1215 556 511 138 280 39 845 23 1 24 5272 100 1.169 8.6 1.0 2.0 5.9 3.02 100
1972 28 76 73 .510 3.60 231 172 25 48 8 6 1286.2 1228 560 515 139 282 40 849 23 1 24 5310 100 1.174 8.6 1.0 2.0 5.9 3.01 100
1973 29 81 86 .485 3.65 266 191 36 56 9 7 1446.2 1419 639 587 157 316 43 914 24 1 31 6004 99 1.199 8.8 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89 99
1974 30 81 86 .485 3.66 292 192 46 56 9 7 1479.1 1465 656 602 160 322 45 932 24 1 32 6153 99 1.208 8.9 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89 99
1975 31 81 86 .485 3.65 297 192 48 56 9 7 1483.0 1468 657 602 160 322 45 932 25 1 32 6168 99 1.207 8.9 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89 99

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
1965 21 5 4 .556 3.27 77.0 72 31 28 12 21 61 0 1.208 8.4 2.5 7.1 2.90 1.4 16
1966 22 9 7 .563 3.48 145.0 118 62 56 18 35 125 0 1.055 7.3 2.2 7.8 3.57 1.1 31
1967 23 15 10 .600 2.84 228.0 209 80 72 22 32 161 7 1.057 8.3 1.3 6.4 5.03 0.9 37
1968 24 12 14 .462 4.27 238.0 236 126 113 24 59 181 8 1.239 8.9 2.2 6.8 3.07 0.9 38
1969 25 13 15 .464 4.30 251.0 279 133 120 34 63 144 5 1.363 10.0 2.3 5.2 2.29 1.2 42
1970 26 14 12 .538 3.73 234.0 243 108 97 21 52 136 1 1.261 9.3 2.0 5.2 2.62 0.8 35
1971 27 5 7 .417 5.05 107.0 131 67 60 16 35 38 3 1.551 11.0 2.9 3.2 1.09 1.3 28
1972 28 0 1 .000 4.50 8.0 16 5 4 1 2 4 0 2.250 18.0 2.3 4.5 2.00 1.1 4
1973 29 9 9 .500 4.28 160.0 200 84 76 19 36 65 1 1.475 11.3 2.0 3.7 1.81 1.1 35
1974 30 2 2 .500 4.64 33.0 50 19 17 3 7 18 0 1.727 13.6 1.9 4.9 2.57 0.8 26
1975 31 0 0 2.25 4.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5
11 Yrs 84 81 .509 3.90 1485.0 1554 716 644 170 342 933 26 1.277 9.4 5.7 2.73 1.0 297



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (4, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (214th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1967 AL  6.4 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1967 AL  6.5 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1967 AL  2.53 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1970 NL  20 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1967 AL  .650 (5th)
1969 NL  .654 (7th)
1970 NL  .625 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1967 AL  0.993 (2nd)
Career  1.207 (152nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 AL  1.186 (1st)
1968 AL  1.964 (7th)
1969 NL  2.187 (9th)
1970 NL  2.039 (5th)
Career  1.954 (79th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1968 AL  6.835 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1968 AL  181 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1968 AL  34 (10th)
1969 NL  36 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1967 AL  11 (8th)
1968 AL  11 (9th)
1970 NL  12 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1967 AL  4 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  21 (6th)
1968 AL  21 (7th)
1969 NL  33 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1968 AL  207 (7th)
1969 NL  269 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1967 AL  5.367 (1st)
1968 AL  3.481 (6th)
1970 NL  2.566 (8th)
Career  2.894 (55th)

Losses s c a p y
1966 AL  14 (4th)
1968 AL  16 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  86 (2nd)
1969 NL  122 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1967 AL  10 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1967 AL  7 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1967 AL  138 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1967 AL  2.81 (6th)
1968 AL  2.75 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1967 AL  23 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1967 AL  2.7 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1967 AL  17.82 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1967 AL  2.5 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1967 AL  2.0 (8th)

                                         

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 - 2 (783), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 38 (656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (709), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (862), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (616th), 16.1 career WAR/16.6 7yr-peak WAR/16.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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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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